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December 12, 2013. Follett Launches Simon and Schuster ebooks to Schools. Follett announced a partnership with Simon and Schuster that makes more than 450 PreK-12 titles available in ebook format on Titlewave, Follett’s powerful collection development, search and ordering tool. Follett now offers more than 250,000 ebook titles through Titlewave to schools nationwide. <<more>>
December 12, 2013. Four more libraries select Sierra Services Platform. Innovative announced that four library organizations have recently selected the Sierra Services Platform to support their library operations and user community. The libraries are: Drake State Technical College Library (AL) migrating from Athena; Lake Bluff Public Library (IL) migrating from Library.Solution; Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary Libraries (NY) migrating from LibLime Koha; and Porter County Public Library System (IN) migrating from Horizon. <<more>>
December 11, 2013. NSW Catholic Education Diocese Wilcannia-Forbes selects Oliver v5. Wilcannia-Forbes Catholic Education, the largest geographically and diverse Diocese, will implement Oliver v5 in 2014 as its digital knowledge, content and library management solution for its New South Wales schools. <<more>>
December 11, 2013. Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library appoint Jacob Nadal as executive director of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP). Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library announced today the appointment of Jacob Nadal as Executive Director of The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), the country’s largest offsite library shelving facility jointly owned and operated by the three institutions. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. ORBISplus: Von drei Bibliothekskatalogen zu einer Suchmaschine. Die Universitätsbibliothek Oldenburg, die Bibliotheken der Jade Hochschule und die Landesbibliothek Oldenburg haben eine neue Suchmaschinentechnologie eingeführt. Der bisherige Bibliothekskatalog ORBIS – das Oldenburgische Regionale Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem – enthielt zwar den verfügbaren Literaturbestand der drei Einrichtungen in Oldenburg, die Artikel in den gedruckten und elektronischen Zeitschriften waren darin jedoch nicht enthalten und zu finden. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. VTLS integrates 3M Cloud Library into Chamo Discovery and MozGo Mobile App. VTLS has added e-book lending from 3M Cloud Library into the new versions of both Chamo Discovery and the MozGo Mobile App. Patrons can search through the library’s collection of 3M e-books, check them out or place holds, download them to their devices and check the status of their e-books all within the Chamo and MozGo interfaces. Including circulation makes the integration more seamless, allowing patrons to stay within a single interface and eliminating the need for multiple user authorization steps. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web. OCLC is working with Yelp, the leading website and mobile app that connects consumers with great local businesses, to increase public access to local library information. Yelp is integrating information from the database of library listings maintained through the OCLC Library Spotlight program to supplement existing library listings on Yelp.com. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. 2013-14 Follett Challenge Invites Entries, Announces Judges. The 2013-14 Follett Challenge is underway, offering a total prize of $200,000 in Follett products and services to schools best demonstrating innovative approaches to 21st century learning. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. Carleton and St. Olaf College Libraries collaborate with Backstage for increased discovery and access. The Bridge Consortium (Northfield, MN), which consists of the Libraries at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, is collaborating with Backstage Library Works in database processing as part of the libraries’ initiative to update and maintain their joint catalog. <<more>>
December 10, 2013. Copyright Clearance Center awards scholarship for academic sibrarian to attend Charleston Conference. -Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, named Missy Laytham, Head of Acquisitions, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, winner of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians. Laytham received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Charleston Conference. <<more>>
December 9, 2013. Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360 in Pilot with Simon and Schuster to Make eBook Titles Available to School Customers. Baker and Taylor announced that through a pilot program it will now be able to make available more than 450 popular ebook titles from Simon and Schuster imprints to classrooms and school libraries using the Axis 360 digital media circulation platform. <<more>>
December 9, 2013. University of Houston selects Ex Libris discovery solutions . Ex Libris announce that the University of Houston has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution and the SFX OpenURL link resolver. After defining the library’s long-term requirements and evaluating a number of commercial options, the university library—a member of the Association of Research Libraries—chose to integrate Primo with its existing systems. <<more>>
December 9, 2013. Equinox announces J.R. Clarke live on Evergreen . Equinox announced that J.R.Clarke Public Library in Ohio has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). Earlier this fall, the entire consortium migrated to Equinox’s hosting service. Equinox oversaw the data migration of J.R. Clarke’s almost 60,000 bibliographic items and will continue to provide advanced technical support for the entire consortium. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio. <<more>>
December 8, 2013. Dublin Business School chooses Koha, supported by Interleaf Technology.. Dublin Business School has chosen the Koha open source library management system to replace its existing Heritage system. Interleaf Technology has been contracted to implement the Koha system and to provide on-going support services. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. BIBSYS Consortium selects Ex Libris Alma. Ex Libris announced that BIBSYS, the Norwegian national provider of library services, has selected the Alma library management service. BIBSYS will use Alma in conjunction with Ex Libris Primo to provide next-generation library services for a consortium of over 100 institutions that includes all Norwegian universities, colleges, the National Library and a number of research libraries. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. Fælles Bibliotekssystem igangsætter nu udviklingsaktiviteter. I august måned indgik KOMBIT kontrakt med Dantek A/S om udvikling, udrulning, drift og videreudvikling af det nye Fælles Bibliotekssystem, som 88 kommuner har tilsluttet sig. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. ProQuest’s latest addition to DNSA chronicles U.S.-Mexico counternarcotics efforts. ProQuest’s unique relationship with the National Security Archive – an award-winning research institute, library and publisher of declassified documentation based at The George Washington University – is enabling researchers to explore nearly a half-century of counternarcotics cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico – an issue of persistent U.S. domestic, regional and national security concern. Digital National Security Archive: Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013 encompasses newly declassified records from the Nixon administration through the first term of the Obama presidency, tracing the often-contentious relations between the hemisphere’s largest consumer of illegal drugs and a principal producer and transit point for those substances, a topic with implications for U.S. ties to the rest of Latin America. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. Graceland University Libraries choose ByWater Solutions’ Koha support. ByWater Solutions announced that the libraries at Graceland University are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. The Council for the Development of Social Science Research goes live on LibLime Koha 4.14. LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, in Dakar, Senegal, has gone live on LibLime Koha 4.14 as their new ILS.CODESRIA looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.14, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, additional functionality for expired & cancelled holds, and support for RDA. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance. <<more>>
December 5, 2013. Opening Minds INNOVATION awards application deadline nears. Individuals and organizations interested in submitting a nomination for the Opening Minds INNOVATION Awards, sponsored by Follett, have until Friday, Dec. 13 to apply online. The Opening Minds USA awards seek to recognize innovations that are advancing the field of early childhood education to better the lives of young children and their families. <<more>>
December 4, 2013. SirsiDynix integrates 3M Cloud library with eResource Central eRC continues to offer more provider integrations than any other solution. SirsiDynix announced that the 3M Cloud Library has been integrated with eResource Central, bringing more than 200,000 titles and hundreds of publishers to the eRC ecosystem. Libraries using eRC and the 3M Cloud Library can update their local title metadata with one click; they can also sync thousands of titles to their catalog in minutes. Library users at eRC-enabled libraries see in-catalog availability for 3M Cloud Library titles, and they can check titles out to their devices from the library catalog. Library users can access their content on their computer, iOS or Android device, or on major ereader devices. <<more>>
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Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
For the last six years I have conducted a survey and written a report on the perceptions that libraries form of the quality of the core automation products they use and their satisfaction with the service they receive:
It's time to collect data for the 2013 edition of the survey. This is an opportunity for libraries to register their perceptions of the ILS product they use, its vendor, and the quality of support delivered. The survey also probes at considerations for migrating to new systems, involvement in discovery products, and the level of interest in open source ILS. While the numeric rating scales support the statistical results of the study, the comments offered also provide interesting insights into the current state of library automation satisfaction.
Please help your fellow libraries who might be in the process of evaluating library automation options by responding to the survey. Any information regarding vendor performance and product quality can be helpful when making strategic decisions regarding automation alternatives. A large number of responses strengthen the impact of the survey and the subsequent report.
Note: If you have responded to previous editions of the survey, please give your responses again this year. It’s helpful to understand whether things are getting better or worse.
As with the previous versions of the survey, only one response per library is allowed. While all the individuals that work in a library may have their own opinions, please respond to the extent that you can from the general experiences of your library.
The survey links each response to the listing for a library in the lib-web-cats directory. This connection provides the ability to correlate responses with the extensive library demographic data in lib-web-cats.
When viewing the entry for your library in lib-web-cats, please check for any incomplete or inaccurate information and let me know of any needed changes.
If your library isn't listed in lib-web-cats, please submit its information.
Marshall Breeding Nov 18, 2013 11:00:44 Link to this thread
En los últimos cinco años, he estado realizando un estudio y publicando un informe sobre la percepción que tienen las bibliotecas en relación a la calidad de los productos básicos de su SIGB y del servicio de soporte que reciben:
Ya es momento de recopilar los datos para el informe de este año. Para las bibliotecas, representa una oportunidad el hecho de poder expresar sus opiniones acerca de los sistemas que usan, el proveedor y la calidad del soporte que reciben, si está mejorando o empeorando. Otros aspectos que recoge la encuesta son los proyectos futuros de migración a nuevos sistemas y el nivel de interés que despiertan los SIGB en código abierto.
Aunque la encuesta aporta unos baremos en base a datos estadísticos cuantitativos, sin embargo son los comentarios cualitativos los que ofrecen un panorama más real del grado de satisfacción que tienen las bibliotecas con sus sistemas de automatización.
Al responder a la encuesta, ayuda a otras bibliotecas que estén en proceso de selección de un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas. Cualquier información en relación a los proveedores o sobre la calidad del producto, puede ser de utilidad cuando se están tomando decisiones estratégicas sobre alternativas en la automatización. A mayor número de respuestas, el impacto de la encuesta será mayor así como el informe resultante.
Nota: Si ya ha respondido a esta encuesta en años anteriores, por favor vuelva a responderla este año y ayúdenos a identificar cualquier tendencia que esté mejorando o empeorando tanto los productos como el servicio de soporte.
La encuesta vincula cada respuesta al directorio de bibliotecas lib-web-cats. Esta conexión ofrece la posibilidad de relacionar respuestas con la amplia lista de bibliotecas de lib-web-cats.
Cuando vea su biblioteca en el listado de lib-web-cats, compruebe que toda la información es correcta y completa y envíeme en caso contrario los cambios necesarios.
Si su biblioteca no aparece en el listado, por favor envíeme la información.
[Translated by Nieves González]
Marshall Breeding Nov 17, 2013 00:00:00 Link to this thread
Negli ultimi 6 anni ho condotto un sondaggio e scritto una relazione sulle percezioni delle biblioteche riguardo alla qualità dei principali prodotti per l'automazione che usano e la loro soddisfazione del servizio che ricevono:
E' arrivato il momento di raccogliere i dati per l'edizione 2013 del sondaggio. Per le biblioteche questa è un'opportunità per esprimere la loro opinione rispetto al prodotto ILS che usano, al rivenditore e alla qualità del supporto ricevuto. Il servizio di assistenza è migliorato o peggiorato? L'indagine indaga anche le possibilità di migrazione verso nuovi sistemi e l'interesse nei confronti di ILS open source. Mentre le misurazioni quantitative sono alla base dei risultati statistici dello studio, sono i commenti lasciati che offrono una maggiore comprensione dell'attuale grado di soddisfazione dell'automazione bibliotecaria.
Rispondendo al questionario, aiuterete tutti i vostri colleghi bibliotecari che si troveranno a valutare opzioni di automazione. Qualsiasi informazione circa le prestazioni del rivenditore e la qualità del prodotto potrebbe essere d'aiuto nel compiere decisioni strategiche riguardanti alternative d'automazione. Un vasto numero di risposte rafforzerà l'impatto dell'indagine e della successiva relazione.
Nota: se avete risposto a edizioni precedenti dell'indagine, vi invito a rispondere anche quest'anno. Sarà d'aiuto per capire se le cose stanno migliorando o peggiorando.
Così come per le precedenti versioni del sondaggio è concessa una sola risposta per biblioteca. Anche se ciascuna persona che lavora nella biblioteca potrebbe avere le proprie opinioni, cercate di rispondere tenendo in considerazione l'esperienza generale della biblioteca.
Il sondaggio vincola ogni risposta alla registrazione della biblioteca nella directory lib-web-cats. Questa connessione permette di correlare le risposte con il vasto numero di biblioteche elencate in lib-web-cats.
Quando vi trovate nella pagina della biblioteca all'interno di lib-web-cats, per favore controllate eventuali informazioni incomplete o imprecise e fatemi sapere se ci fosse bisogno di correzioni.
Se la biblioteca non è elencata in lib-web-cats, per favore inviatemi le sue informazioni.
[Translated by Giulio Bonanome]
Marshall Breeding Nov 16, 2013 00:00:00 Link to this thread
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