ImageSoft Again Achieves Highest Honors from Hyland Software: Southfield-based ImageSoft Inc., a developer of document and process management solutions, has again achieved Platinum Partner status from Cleveland, Ohio-based Hyland Software. ImageSoft is a long-standing value-added reseller of Hyland’s OnBase enterprise content management software and has consistently earned Platinum status – the highest level of partner recognition – since 2005. ImageSoft received the award Monday during Hyland’s Team OnBase partner conference in Naples, Fla. Platinum Partner status was awarded to just 12 of Hyland’s more than 250 channel partners.ImageSoft also received a Diamond Support award for service, the highest level awarded. ImageSoft has earned Diamond Support status every year since 2003. Diamond Support is awarded to partners with outstanding customer retention levels and superior technical staff training. Platinum Partner status is awarded based on sales revenue achieved during the previous year and on sales of new OnBase user licenses. More at http://blog.hyland.com or www.imagesoftinc.com.
Grand Valley State University Libraries Receive National Excellence Award: The Association of College and Research Libraries has named Grand Valley State University Libraries recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The annual award recognizes the staffs of a college, university and community college library for programs that deliver exemplary services and resources to further the educational mission of the institution. Criteria for the award emphasize outcomes as the best measure of quality. As Grand Valley’s Dean of University Libraries since 2005, Lee VanOrsdel has led efforts to challenge the status quo of academic librarianship to update and seek new ways to support the university community and positively impact student learning. Transformation has reached areas ranging from collections and web design, to systems and instruction, and to organizational culture and physical spaces. ACRL said that Grand Valley State University Libraries was selected for the collaborative and effective approach taken to restructuring the library organization and building an innovative, agile and flexible team-based organization that is responsive to changing user needs. Also noted was the University Libraries’ leadership in developing programs, tools and best practices that other libraries have emulated. Each winning library receives $3,000 and a plaque to be presented at an award ceremony on their campus this spring. Grand Valley’s Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons on Grand Valley’s Allendale Campus is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2013. More at www.gvsu.edu/library or www.acrl.org.