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Blog posts from November 2012

Archive of American Libraries Live, Episode 1 Now Available!

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on November 26, 2012 - 9:31am
In case you missed out, the archive of Episode 1, Library 2017, Tech At Warp Speed, the archive is now available. Host Jason Griffey led a fantastic discussion with panelists Rebecca Miller, Marshall Breeding and Nina McHale. We want to extend a special thanks to our live audience, our panel and the staff at the Northwestern University Library. Check out the video below!

Archive of Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Services--Cleveland Public Library

Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on November 19, 2012 - 10:27am
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We just wrapped up the first part of our new webinar series Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service. Today, we heard from Felton Thomas, CJ Lynce, and Olivia Hoge from the Cleveland Public Library, who gave us a fantastic presentation. If you didn't have a chance to attend in person, the archive is at: https://alapublishing.webex.com/alapublishing/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=6059922&rKey=e747b66f2d99c920 .

If you want to register for the two remaining free webinars, you can do so at http://goo.gl/oZYUR. Read More »


Ex Libris Group under new ownership: Leeds Equity sells company to Golden Gate Capital

Submitted by Marshall Breeding on November 16, 2012 - 10:03am

Ex Libris will soon change ownership from one private equity firm to another. The company is to be acquired by Golden Gate Capital (http://goldengatecap.com/), a major private equity firm managing funds representing over $12 billion in capital. Golden Gate Capital invests in the software and information technology sector in addition to many other industries.

According to Matti Shem Tov, Chief Executive Officer of Ex Libris, this transition should not be considered a major event for library customers and employees. The new owners will retain the current management, workforce, and operating locations. Yet, with new ownership comes a new Board of Directors that will oversee the company and set its high-level business plan. Ex Libris Group’s strategic products focus on the academic and research library arena and include Aleph and Voyager integrated library systems, the Primo discovery product and its Central Index, the Rosetta digital preservation platform, the SFX link resolver, the Verde electronic resource management system, the MetaLib federated search, as well as Alma, the company’s newest offering, a library services platform based on the concepts of unified resource management and cloud computing. Read More »


Cloud Computing for Librarians - Krista Godfrey's slides

Submitted by Patrick Hogan on November 7, 2012 - 3:20pm
We just wrapped up the ALA TechSource Workshop Cloud Computing for Librarians: An Introduction with Krista Godfrey. Krista gave an excellent introduction to an often confusing concept. Whether you attended or not, check out her slides below.