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EBSCO Information Services Continues Its Commitment to Expand E-book Options for Libraries

Mar
08

~ EBSCO eBooks Reaches One Million Title Mark ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 8, 2017 — Libraries looking to build their e-book collection can rely on EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide the most e-book options and the best integrated platform user experience possible. EBSCO has continued its commitment to libraries to continually grow their selection of best-selling, front list and award winning e-book titles by reaching the one million e-book mark — and has no intention of slowing down.

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EBSCO Information Services to Fund the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge

Mar
03

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 3, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program will award $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face.

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Children’s Book Council To Introduce New Book Award for Youth Graphic Novels

Jan
30

~ The SEE-IT™ Award is a Collaboration with the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to Recognize the Cultural and Literary Impact of Youth Graphic Novels ~

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EBSCO Information Services Open EBSCO Solar Grant for 2017

Jan
20

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has renewed its commitment to helping libraries “go green” by bringing back an expanded version of its EBSCO Solar grant program for 2017. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO is currently soliciting grant applications to help libraries fund solar installations. EBSCO is making two $100,000 grants available to bidders that will allow the winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenditures and install a solar array at their institution.

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EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for Public Library Website Makeover Award

Jan
17

~ One Library Will Be Awarded a Free Three-year Library Website Makeover ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 17, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Stacks Inc. (Stacks) are now accepting applications for the inaugural Stacks Public Library Website Makeover Award. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover as well as up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Entries must be received by April 3, 2017.

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LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

Jan
17

North Bethesda, MD, January 18, 2017 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be participating in the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. The conference exhibit hall will be open January 20 to January 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #748 to see a sneak preview of our new stand alone Discovery Layer.

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OCLC agrees to acquire Relais International to provide library consortia more options for resource sharing

Jan
17

DUBLIN, Ohio, 17 January 2017—OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada, to significantly increase resource sharing options and capabilities for both Relais customers and OCLC member libraries and groups worldwide.

Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. All Relais staff members will join the OCLC staff.

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OCLC introduces ‘Tipasa’ interlibrary loan management system

Jan
17

DUBLIN, Ohio, 17 January 2017—OCLC introduces Tipasa™, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The new Tipasa system is built on the OCLC WorldShare technology platform and takes advantage of the world’s largest resource sharing network.

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