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Bibliotheca Acquires 3M Library Systems

Global library solutions provider Bibliotheca announced October 6 that its shareholder company, One Equity Partners (OEP), has acquired 3M Library Systems’ North American business. In addition, OEP—the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase & Co.—has entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. Show More Summary

ProQuest Acquires Ex Libris, CEO Sanford Discusses

In a move that will combine two of the world’s largest academic library solutions providers, on October 6 ProQuest signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Officials stated that ProQuest’s...Show More Summary

UX Means You | The User Experience

At the end of our 2014 book, Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library, Amanda Etches and I left readers with what we consider to be an important and inspiring ­message: “Every decision we make affects how people experience the library. Let’s make sure we’re creating improvements.”

3M Sells Off Library Systems Division to Bibliotheca

From Bibliotheca: Bibliotheca is excited to announce that their shareholders, One Equity Partners (OEP), today completed the purchase of 3M Library Systems North American business, and entered into agreements to purchase the assets of 3M’s remaining global Library Systems business. Show More Summary

Big Acquisition News! ProQuest is Acquiring Ex Libris

BIG BREAKING NEWS From Ann Arbor and Tel Aviv! More to Come from LJ. Here’s the official statement: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has signed an agreement to acquire Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, […]

Credentialing to Establish the Library’s Presence | From the Bell Tower

When it comes to providing employers with information about a student's skill set, the college transcript does a poor job, yet it's the current standard. New approaches to credentialing could change that—and create an opportunity for academic librarians.

Altmetrics Ambassadors | Academic Libraries

“Altmetrics: A manifesto,” published five years ago this month, described an academic publishing landscape in which the volume of literature was exploding, and the three traditional filters used to help researchers gauge the relative...Show More Summary

Bill Rozek Named OCLC’s New CFO, Was Once CFO at ProQuest

From Dublin: William (Bill) J. Rozek, who has held financial leadership positions for several organizations in a variety of fields including electronic publishing and education, has been named OCLC Chief Financial Officer. Rozek comes to OCLC most recently from the Mars Agency, a marketing organization in Southfield, Michigan, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. […]

Pratt Institute: “School of Information and Library Science Renamed”

From a Pratt Institute Announcement: Pratt Institute has changed the name of its School of Information and Library Science to the School of Information. For more than 125 years, the School of Information and Library Science has been a leader at the nexus of information studies and design thinking and has been internationally known among […]

After Nearly 2 Billion Printed, OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards

From OCLC: OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today [October 1, 2015], officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world. [Clip] OCLC built the world’s first online shared cataloging system […]

George Coe on App Fatigue, Title Level ROI, and other aspects of the Digital Shift

On October 14, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their sixth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities.” Baker & Taylor Inc. is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to George Coe, George F. Show More Summary

Oxford U. Press, U. of Utah Library Collaborate on Study of Suicide Ethics

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library have joined forces on The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources, a hybrid print book and interactive digital archive. Compiled over nearly four decades...Show More Summary

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTWhat’s looking good for fall? Join Brigid Alverson, editor of SLJ’s "Good Comics for Kids," along with a panel of experts who will share their views on the hottest graphic novels hitting shelves soon. Show More Summary

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Fall 2015

Recently completed building projects offer refreshing and unexpected design solutions to serve patrons.

Real-World Barriers: Expanding on a Tradition of Access | Editorial

Libraries are all about access to information in its many forms, and librarians have a long and admirable tradition of striving to increase that access whenever they can. Several recent events have spurred me to think about real-world barriers—visible and invisible—and how seeing them in light of access to the library could influence services.

Demco Buys Boopsie

Demco Inc., a major library supplier, acquired Boopsie, a leading library app vendor, the companies announced today. The acquisition, made via Demco’s parent organization Wall Family Enterprise, was completed September 30. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve | Future Proof

As librarians are aware, today’s cultural and business environments are rapidly shifting—often in highly unpredictable and disruptive ways. In the past few years alone, physical has quickly given way to digital (including cloud and app-based...Show More Summary

The User-Centered Library: Digital UX Workshop Preview

By now the concept of user experience (UX) has shown up on most librarians’ radar at some point. Whether you’ve found yourself curious about how better digital design could help your library’s traffic, whether you wish had a UX specialist...Show More Summary

Robert J. Lackie, Advocating for the Advocates

Lackie2While it’s not always part of the job description, trustees should think of themselves as marketers for their library. Advocacy is about more than just a positive attitude. Creative Library Marketing and Publicity: Best Practices, (Rowman & Littlefield, September 18), coedited by Robert J. Show More Summary

Jaipur Literature Festival Comes to Boulder Public Library

Proclaimed the world’s largest free literary festival, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has attracted world-class writers since its 2006 inception in Jaipur, India. On September 19–20, it left home for very nearly the first time and came to America, where it was hosted by a public library. The Boulder Public Library and Civic Lawns, […]

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