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May 22, 2019

(Gale Group) Residents in Kent County now have the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma from their local public library. Kent District Library offers Career Online High School from Gale, a Cengage company, making it the first public library system in the state of Michigan to offer qualified residents the chance to earn a free, accredited, high school diploma.

May 21, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia, has opted to become an early adopter of the Ex Libris Esploro research services platform. Seamlessly integrated with an institution’s research workflows, the Esploro platform increases the impact of academic research by systematically capturing, managing, and disseminating research output and data; leveraging library expertise and technology; and strengthening compliance with institutional policies and government and funder requirements. As a member of the Esploro early adopter program, the university will collaborate with Ex Libris in the development of the solution’s functionality.

(Civica) The 2019 Civica Libraries Index reveals similarities among the tastes of book lovers and movie buffs, with many of the most borrowed books from libraries across Australia and New Zealand headed to the big screen. The Index reveals seven of the top 20 titles are set to be adapted to films or television series, with stories authored by Australians becoming increasingly popular choices for adaptations, both locally and globally.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la première réunion du Conseil consultatif sur la gestion de la recherche d’Ex Libris a eu lieu du 14 au 16 mai 2019. Le conseil est composé de leaders d’opinion de neuf institutions d’Amérique du Nord et d’Europe, ainsi que de différents experts en gestion de la recherche d’Ex Libris.

May 20, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris ha il piacere di annunciare che dal 14 al 16 maggio 2019 si è svolto il primo meeting del Comitato Consultivo sulla Gestione della Ricerca. Il comitato è formato dai principali leader di nove istituzioni con sede in Nord America ed Europa e dagli esperti di Ex Libris in materia di gestione della ricerca.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass das erste Treffen des Beirats für Forschungsmanagement von Ex Libris vom 14. bis 16. Mai 2019 stattgefunden hat. Der Beirat besteht aus führenden Köpfen von neun Institutionen in Europe und Nordamerika sowie Experten von Ex Libris im Bereich Forschungsmanagement.

May 18, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year’s CALL/ACBD Conference in Edmonton AB, May 26th through 29th.

(LibLynx) Infobase has selected LibLynx to provide COUNTER-compliant reporting and related business intelligence across its portfolio of brands, including Facts On File, Films On Demand, and Learn360.

May 17, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Duncanville Public Library, in Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 91,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in Iqaluit, NU Canada, is now live on Koha.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that several of its library partners sponsored new features in Koha 18.11 Release.

May 16, 2019

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2019 Literacy Symposium, a two-day online professional development event, July 8-9, featuring leading experts sharing the most current research in literacy instruction. The Literacy Symposium will provide PreK to college educators with an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Sessions are designed for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional developers.

(Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention.

(Insignia Software Corporation) Insignia Software announced that they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The Blythe Public Library at the Commons in Blythe, GA

(Insignia Software Corporation) Insignia Software announced they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio in San Antonia, TX. They have recently completed the process of converting their initial 14,000+ holdings from Athena using Insignia’s unique auto-cataloging feature; and will be providing ongoing support for their library going forward.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced a partnership in which the two organizations will work together to improve and enhance the experience across EBSCO products for users with a varying array of disabilities. The Carroll Center for the Blind, based in Newton, Massachusetts, offers a wide range of comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired at all ages and all stages of vision loss.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the first meeting of the Ex Libris Research Management Advisory Council took place on May 14–16, 2019. The council consists of thought leaders from nine institutions in North America and Europe as well as Ex Libris experts in research management.

May 14, 2019

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh announced a flat price for Book Jacket Cover Art for libraries of all types and sizes. Beginning immediately, any library can create an account online at ChiliFresh.com and integrate Book Jacket Cover Art into their online catalog for $1000 USD per year. Having ChiliFresh Book Jacket Cover Art will ensure you will have the most complete coverage available for your collection.

(Lucidea) Lucidea’s Essentia program delivers outstanding value to smaller organizations or departments within larger companies. Offering the features—and benefits—of its enterprise-class knowledge management, library automation and collections management applications as right-sized solutions, Lucidea provides the essential capabilities smaller clients need at a price they can afford.

(Insight Informatics) The Port Macquarie Hastings Library has recently implemented “The Portal” where members can experience high definition virtual and augmented reality. Using the Oculus Rift VR or a mixed reality headset, users can explore other worlds, swim with sharks, climb mountains, or even walk in space. The Portal is free to use for library members, but bookings are required.

(Softlink International) The dates for the Liberty User Group meetings (UGMs) between June and September 2019 have been confirmed.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library, is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 73,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

May 10, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Chad Cluff has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care. Chad will be directing a dedicated team of account representatives. The sales team works with clients to develop customized solutions for cataloging, metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, developer of Argus and leader in innovative museum collections management applications, will attend the American Alliance of Museums 2019 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo.

May 9, 2019

(Preservica) Preservica, market leaders in active digital preservation has announced that the Absolut Company has selected its cloud hosted active digital preservation platform to protect and future-proof more than 140 years of unique brand heritage and company history. The online archive will be used to inspire and empower marketing, comms and product teams across the business, as well as engage employees in the values and history of the company and iconic brands including Absolut Vodka, Malibu, Kahlúa, Our/vodka and Åhus akvavit.

(Springer) Springer Nature sets out a new approach to research publishing with the goal of increasing the demand from authors to immediately publish their research open access (OA) and growing the supply of journals able to publish OA, potentially enabling even highly selective journals such as Nature to transition to OA. The new approach would see publishers move from generally being passive enablers of open access to being active drivers of the transition to OA, with this demonstration of commitment increasing institutions and funding bodies’ confidence and support.

(OCLC) Orange County Library System, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will be a gold sponsor at the Koha Open Source Library System Annual Conference, KohaCon19. KohaCon19 is being held in Dublin, Ireland, from May 20 – 24. This is a free conference for the Koha open source community, making sponsorships like EBSCO’s essential.

May 8, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea confirms that Argus, collections management software used by forward-thinking museum and gallery professionals, will be represented at this year’s AMaGA Conference on 13th through 17th May, at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the hiring of Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Carroll brings extensive experience in HR to EBSCO and will be responsible for HR strategy on a global level.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been selected by Tennessee State Libraries and Archives. This RFP success marks the 6th time Auto-Graphics has participated in and been awarded a competitive RFP.

May 7, 2019

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency's new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director.

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications, Donald J. Waters, will retire on August 31, 2019 after 20 years of exceptional service at the Foundation.

May 6, 2019

(Wiley, Inc.) Wiley announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close on or around May 31, 2019, subject to customary closing and regulatory condition. Knewton has developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes. The Company’s Alta courseware platform delivers high-quality, Open Educational Resource (OER) content to more than 300 colleges and universities, with course offerings in key subject areas, including math, chemistry and economics. The acquisition of the Alta platform, combined with Wiley’s reach, will accelerate Wiley’s position in the rapidly-growing, affordable courseware market.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha annunciato la creazione dell’Indice di discovery centrale (CDI), un indice dei contenuti solido e completo che amplierà le capacità dei servizi di discovery Ex Libris Summon e Primo. Il CDI arricchirà l’esperienza di discovery degli utenti sia attraverso i rinomati servizi di discovery sia consentendo alle biblioteche di supportare in modo più efficace le necessità dei ricercatori mediante servizi di ricerca intelligenti guidati dall’intelligenza artificiale.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, ha anunciado la creación de un Índice Central de Descubrimiento (ICD), un índice robusto y completo de contenidos que ampliará las capacidades de los servicios de descubrimiento Ex Libris Summon y Primo. El ICD enriquecerá la experiencia de descubrimiento de los usuarios a través de los dos servicios emblemáticos de descubrimiento, permitiendo a las bibliotecas dar un mejor soporte a las necesidades de los investigadores a través de servicios de descubrimiento inteligente impulsados por inteligencia artificial.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that the San Mateo Public Library has adopted its Yewno Discover platform for patron use in its libraries and through its website. Yewno Discover is an intuitive, cutting-edge research tool, powered by Artificial Intelligence. Its highly visual interface encourages lifelong learners of all ages to immerse themselves in research, both formal and casual.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a leading provider of library software, today announced its board of directors has appointed Shaheen Javadizadeh as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jim Tallman is appointed to the role of executive chairman. Javadizadeh has been with Innovative for three years and previously served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative participates in the opening of the 27th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. For four days, over 700 library professionals from 8 countries around the world will gather to participate in over 130 sessions presented by their colleagues and Innovative staff.

(Follett) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Follett School Solutions announced an expanded partnership to deliver HMH’s K-12 learning solutions including curriculum, professional development and services to students, teachers and schools throughout the United Arab Emirates. Follett will serve as the exclusive distributor for HMH in the region.

May 4, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) Join Brendan Gallagher and other executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries on Monday June 24th from 11:00am - 12:00pm at the ALA Annual Conference.

May 2, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, hat den Central Discovery Index (CDI) angekündigt, einen zuverlässigen, umfassenden Content Index, der die Möglichkeiten der Discovery-Dienste Ex Libris Summon und Primo erweitern wird. Der CDI wird die Discovery-Erfahrung der Nutzer in beiden Discovery-Diensten verbessern und es den Bibliotheken ermöglichen, den Bedürfnissen der Forschenden durch intelligente Discovery-Dienste, die auf künstlicher Intelligenz basieren, besser gerecht zu werden.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, a annoncé la création du Central Discovery Index (CDI - index de découverte central), un index de contenu exhaustif et robuste qui viendra étendre les capacités des services de découverte des systèmes Ex Libris Summon et Primo. Le CDI enrichira l’expérience de découverte des utilisateurs sur les deux services de découverte phares de l’entreprise. Les bibliothèques pourront ainsi améliorer leur réponse aux besoins des chercheurs à l’aide de services de découverte intelligents alimentés par intelligence artificielle.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Mercer University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Alma and Primo will replace the Innovative Sierra library system and EBSCO Discovery Service.

(Lucidea) Lucidea’s archives collections management applications, ArchivEra, CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA), and Eloquent Archives, will be represented at this year’s Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) Conference in Belleville, ON. Visit Lucidea’s Phil Wensley on May 9th through 10th, at the Loyalist College to see how easily these applications enable researchers and the public to connect with the historic materials archivists work hard to preserve.

May 1, 2019

(Digital Science) Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes Artificial Intelligence based language platform, Writefull, to the Digital Science family of companies. Writefull helps authors improve the clarity of their work. It suggests improvements to grammar and spelling, and to academic language usage, such as sentence structures in scientific writing, discipline-specific vocabulary, and appropriate word choice. These suggestions are based on real-world, context-specific usage rather than on a fixed set of grammatical rules.

(EveryLibrary) CILIP, the UK’s library and information association and the US-based Charitable Non-profit, the EveryLibrary Institute have announced an innovative new partnership to help librarians and information professionals across England build political support and improve future funding for libraries. The new partnership will harness the skills and networks of both organizations to transform the ability of public libraries to engage and demonstrate public support. Thanks to a generous grant from the Arts Council England, the project will allow CILIP to provide a new GDPR-compliant digital advocacy platform for library supporters.

(Cengage Learning) McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will bring together two premier learning companies that will deliver significant benefits for students, educators, professionals and institutions worldwide.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year’s BCLA Conference in Surrey, BC, May 8th through 9th.

(Follett) Baker & Taylor today announced a shift in its business operations to align with the education focus of parent company Follett Corporation. Baker & Taylor will expand its role with public libraries everywhere to deliver innovative literacy and learning solutions to community members. As part of this strategic shift, Baker & Taylor will exit the distribution of wholesale books to retailers.

April 30, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Santaquin City Library in Utah, is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 16,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

April 29, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced the creation of the Central Discovery Index, a robust, comprehensive content index that will expand the capabilities of the Ex Libris Summon and Primo discovery services. The CDI will enrich users’ discovery experience across both flagship discovery services, enabling libraries to better support researchers’ needs through smart discovery services driven by artificial intelligence.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has awarded ten scholarships, including three new awards specifically for international recipients, to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. The scholarships are in partnership with the American Library Association. The scholarships aim to help the winning librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

April 26, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 65,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Goldey-Beacom College Library in Delaware is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 46,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(The Library Corporation) On March 27th, TLC hosted an open house in our West Virginia office for customers and local legislators, featuring products from our SmartTECH line. With our STEM initiative evolving over the course of years, we are curating numerous products and solutions for libraries and schools. The TLC•SmartTECH team displayed what a makerspace with no limitations can look like, pushing the boundaries of innovation, design, engineering, and art for the 21st century classroom and library.

April 25, 2019

(Springer) Sharing tool SN SharedIt enabled 7 million views of research articles in 2018. SharedIt was used by Springer Nature authors, its subscribers and its media partners to create over 7 million free sharable links to content in 2018. These links, which can also be shared on authors’ websites and on social media, were then used to view articles for free nearly 7 million times, significantly opening up access to research and enabling the advancement of scientific discovery.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris®, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la bibliothèque de l’Université de Manchester a choisi la solution de liste de lecture Ex Libris Leganto pour aider l’université à accomplir sa mission pour 2020 d’offrir une expérience d’apprentissage optimale aux étudiants. La solution Ex Libris Leganto viendra remplacer le logiciel Talis Aspire et sera intégrée à la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Ex Libris Alma et à l’outil de découverte et distribution Ex Libris Primo, déjà utilisés par l’université.

April 24, 2019

(Salesforce) Salesforce announced that Salesforce.org, the independent nonprofit social enterprise, will be integrated into Salesforce. With Salesforce.org, Salesforce will scale its philanthropic efforts and create strategic synergies and operational simplicity that will enable the company to drive even greater success for its nonprofit, education and philanthropy customers.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che la Biblioteca dell’Università di Manchester ha scelto la soluzione per le reading list Ex Libris Leganto per aiutare l’Università a realizzare la sua visione per il 2020: raggiungere un livello eccellente nell’apprendimento e nell’esperienza dello studente. La soluzione Ex Libris Leganto sostituirà il software Talis® Aspire® e sarà integrata con la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca, Ex Libris Alma, e la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la biblioteca de la Universidad de Manchester ha seleccionado la solución de listas de lectura Ex Libris Leganto para ayudar a la universidad a enfocar el 2020 para lograr una experiencia excepcional de aprendizaje y estudio. La solución Ex Libris Leganto sustituirá el software Talis® Aspire® y se integrará con la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios de la universidad Ex Libris Alma y la herramienta de descubrimiento y entrega Ex Libris Primo.

(ProQuest) The library at Liverpool John Moores University – a leading research university in the U.K. – has selected ProQuest One Academic as a single solution to improve research, teaching and learning outcomes for faculty and students.

(Recorded Books) The Alberta Municipal Affairs Public Library Services Branch has added the RBdigital Audiobooks collection to its province-wide offering. In addition to popular magazines from RBdigital, Alberta residents now have unlimited access to many thousands of audiobooks—all in one app.

(Follett) Saskatchewan’s Regina Catholic School Division has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Follett Challenge, marking the first time a school or district from outside the United States has claimed the top spot in the contest, now in its ninth year.

April 23, 2019

(Elsevier) The Norwegian consortium for higher education and research organized by Unit,and global information analytics business Elsevier today agreed to a pilot national license, providing Norwegian researchers with access to global academic research while making Norwegian research accessible through open access publishing. The agreement is the result of close cooperation between the Norwegian research community and Elsevier.

(OCLC) OCLC has partnered with Knovel to automate subscription management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.

(Gale Group) The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,600 public, school (K-12) and intermediate unit libraries throughout Pennsylvania with free access to Gale digital resources through POWER Library, the state’s electronic library. These new resources provide Pennsylvania residents, students and teachers with reliable, high-quality content that supports their educational, professional and informational needs.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that its Research Professional Funding Insight service has added five sources to the database of awarded research grants.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass die University of Manchester Library die Literaturlistenlösung Ex Libris Leganto ausgewählt hat, um die Universität bei der Verwirklichung ihrer Vision für 2020 zu unterstützen, eine herausragende Lern- und Studierendenerfahrung zu schaffen. Ex Libris Leganto wird die Software Talis Aspire ersetzen und in die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma der Universität und das Discovery- und Delivery-Tool Ex Libris Primo® integriert werden.

April 19, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced that Point Park University Library in Pennsylvania is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 70,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

April 18, 2019

(Digital Public Library of America) The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and LYRASIS are pleased to announce a new collaboration to help provide all public libraries with a free, open, library-controlled platform for managing their ebook and audiobook services. Through this newly-established collaboration, DPLA, NYPL, and LYRASIS will each offer core services and tools that, in combination, will provide public libraries across the United States with a full-service pathway to acquire and deliver ebooks and audiobooks through a library-controlled marketplace and platform.

(LibLynx) Emerald Publishing is partnering with us in developing their new Emerald Insight digital research platform. We’ll be powering authentication and identity management across a broad range of use cases as well as providing COUNTER-compliant reporting.

(ProQuest) Western Sydney University announced the extension of its partnership with ProQuest to offset one major piece of that cost – textbooks. Through WSU’s digital textbook program, all 10,000 first-year students at the university’s 10 teaching campuses located across the Western Sydney region in Australia receive access to textbooks through Ebook Central, ProQuest’s ebook platform. More than 200 titles from 60 leading academic publishers are available electronically at no cost to students via the WSU library.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the selection of its patron relationship management system by the Hauppauge Public Library of Hauppauge, NY to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.

April 17, 2019

(Koios) Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has achieved the designation of Google Ad Grants Certified Professional. This means Koios has been fully certified by Google itself as an official partner that specializes in helping nonprofits win and manage Google Ad Grants.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Manchester Library has selected the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution to help the University realize its 2020 vision for achieving an outstanding learning and student experience. The Ex Libris Leganto solution will replace Talis Aspire software and will be integrated with the University’s Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Decatur Public Library in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 96,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

April 16, 2019

(Overdrive) A study released by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries worldwide, reveals that technology has helped Americans find more opportunities to consume books. The shift towards digital content has allowed readers to continue to enjoy books anytime, anywhere on any device – even despite constant demands for attention from the outside world. The study found that over the past year, 43 percent of respondents have read ebooks and 34 percent of respondents have listened to audiobooks – and 87 percent of those respondents are consuming audiobooks while doing other activities.

(Follett) Education leaders Bill Bass and Shannon McClintock Miller have collaborated on a new book for K-12 school librarians designed to show them their full potential to empower their schools, students and communities, and how they can collaborate to create positive change. “Leading from the Library: Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age” is published by ISTE and available now for purchase.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Library of Virginia has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform for library management, the Ex Libris Primo solution for discovery and delivery, and the Ex Libris Rosetta™ solution for digital asset management and preservation.

(Equinox) Equinox welcomed the Degenstein Community Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

April 15, 2019

(KOMBIT) Formiddagen gik blandt andet med en gennemgang af årsrapporten for FBS. Der var en del spørgsmål til økonomien i projektet, og KOMBIT tager til efterretning, at der er behov for at forklare økonomien bedre over for kommunerne. Vi vil snart udsende en uddybende forklaring af det økonomiafsnit, der kan læses i årsrapporten.

(Yewno) Yewno announces that they have entered into an agreement with Jisc Collections to offer the Yewno Discover research platform to UK higher education institutions at a discounted rate.

April 12, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company,announced that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Leganto course resource list tool.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that it has entered into an agreement for services with the Fairfield City Open Libraries of Fairfield City, New South Wales, Australia. Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company’s patron relationship management system.

April 11, 2019

(Gale Group) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. The toolkit extends the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Transform Campaign, that’s designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Pensacola Christian College in Florida has fully deployed the Ex Libris campusM cloud-based mobile platform to support student engagement and success. The campusM platform was chosen for its unique ability to bring together campus services under one umbrella and deliver the school’s campus app, myPCC, to the community via smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.3 is now available, and the software update adds 82 improvements in its latest semi-annual release. Functionality improvements include updates and additions to the MARC Import/Export interface and a prototype of a new staff catalog interface. Both are part of the move to Angular. Improvements to patron registration and service are also included.

(Follett) Follett today announced it will soon be opening five new Follett Book Fairs’ fulfillment centers across the country. The new centers, stretching coast to coast, will expedite book deliveries to those schools with scheduled fairs, plus provide for quick replenishment when inventories on popular books run low.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the University of Montevallo Carmichael Library in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 200,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

April 10, 2019

(Cambridge University Press) Cambridge University Press has reached a major Open Access agreement with Germany’s Max Planck Society. This builds on the ‘read and publish’ agreement coordinated by the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB) with financial support from the German Research Foundation. The three-year ‘read and publish’ agreement will advance on the traditional subscription model, uniting reading access and open access publishing under one, centrally-administered agreement.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that explores the history and unique character of the American religious experience. Religions of America provides scholars and researchers access to the largest resource of its kind that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in and significantly reshaped by the United States from 1820 to 1990. This never-before-digitized collection contains thousands of rare resources that opens a window for scholars and researchers onto the contemporary religious condition and its impact on modern American society and politics.

(OCLC) Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Georgia, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative unveiled Inspire Discovery. The new Inspire platform is state-of-the-art and delivers library experiences that are designed to meet people’s expectations of modern media and software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, becomes the most advanced Discovery research tool in the market. At the root of the technology, Inspire Discovery takes valuable library data and transforms it to deliver contextually relevant information, displaying results in an intuitive visual interface. Other market solutions utilize list-based relevancy search technology that does not provide students, faculty and researchers the ability to “see” relationships between authors, concepts and resources.

April 9, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services introduces Music Index with Full Text to meet the increasing demand for music-related resources. Music Index™ with Full Text is an essential tool for music scholars with more than 170 full-text journals, from 1970 to the present, covering every aspect of classical and popular music.

(Digital Science) Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, welcomes two US-based startups to the Digital Science family of companies: automated reproducibility assessment tool, Ripeta, and data science platform, Gigantum.

(Springer) Early career researchers, clinical fellows and in-house research support staff at Cancer Research UK will participate in specially tailored research data training workshops organized by the Nature Research Academies. The two-day workshops cover the theory and practice of data sharing and management with the aim of ensuring researchers feel more confident and knowledgeable about how and where they should store and share their data. The first workshop will take place from 9 to 10 May at the Springer Nature Campus in London, and two further workshops are planned for July and September this year.

(koha-community.org) The KohaCon19 organising group is delighted to announce the programme of speakers and workshops for KohaCon19 to be held in Dublin from the 20-24 May next

(BibLibre) BibLibre, French company helping libraries adopting Open Source software, one of the oldest contributor to Koha, is happy and proud to announce Urungi. Urungi is a web application for creating dashboards and reports. Based on the concept of “layers”, an organized-non-technical view on your database, Urungi makes the creation of reports and dashboards very easy for a non technical person.

(ProQuest) ProQuest, a leader in educational technology, has named Marian Roberge as its new Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Ms. Roberge will oversee organizational development, talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management and development, and employee experience for the company, whose employees are based in nearly 40 countries around the world.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Heartland Library Cooperative is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 300,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

April 8, 2019

(Gale Group) The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine has seen improvements in student engagement and exam performance from using 3D interactive learning tools. The university is using Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy from Gale, a Cengage company, to conduct virtual 3D exploration. Now students and instructors can interactively explore anatomy from every angle, streamlining lectures and lab work that fosters an active learning environment improving student outcomes. Read the blog post from one of the university’s assistant professors about how he's using Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy for teaching.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published an updated version of the Transfer Code of Practice, NISO RP-24-2019, Transfer. This NISO Recommended Practice provides voluntary guidelines for publishers to follow when transferring journal titles between parties to ensure that the journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers. The goals of the Transfer initiative are to promote a set of standards that apply under transferring conditions, and to encourage the industry to embrace these as a baseline level of quality and performance. The recommended practice document consists of several agreed overarching principles; specific roles and responsibilities for transferring and receiving publishers in various areas of work; and an extensive glossary of terms.

(Lucidea) Lucidea confirms that Argus, collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, will be represented at this year’s CMA Conference on April 14th through 17th at the Hilton Toronto.

(Kanopy) Kanopy , a streaming video on demand platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries delivered for free to the consumer through the financial support of academic and public libraries, has launched at Southwark Libraries, creating a first-of-its-kind partnership with a public library in the UK and Europe.

April 7, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Salford will be implementing the Ex Libris Leganto reading list solution to simplify the creation of reading lists, increase student engagement and success, and help ensure resource availability.

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works’ microfilming, digitizing, and cataloging services will be represented at the Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will continue to be an approved supplier for print and online periodicals for the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium as a result of a new Joint-consortia agreement for the provision of Serials, Periodicals and associated services.

April 6, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced that the Wahlstrom Library at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 168,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin Tennessee, is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 225,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software (AIFS) published their yearend 2018 earnings for Auto-Graphics, Inc., an industry leading library management software provider and the first to provide a web-based library resource management solution for library consortiums.

April 4, 2019

(Digital Science) Research industry technology company Digital Science has today revealed the latest winners of its prestigious Catalyst Grant award: Scismic and Rationally have each been awarded a grant. An international initiative to develop innovative projects and technologies The Catalyst Grant offers an award of up to £25,000 or $30,000 for concepts with the potential to transform scientific and academic research. Digital Science is well known for its engagement with the research community, and the grant supports ideas at an early stage of development, without the need for a complete business or development plan.

April 3, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of market knowledge management, library automation, and museums and archives collections management applications. Their LucideaCore platform is the foundation of all these products, and manages the data points, relationships, storage, discovery, delivery, presentation, and security of data.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) The biggest change in 2019 is for our Sierra and Millennium customers. Our staff has been re-organized into smaller, cross-functional teams of librarians and technical staff that share ownership of the libraries in one of five geographically-based regions. The regional team members are working together, and with a new Level 3 expert team, to broaden the product understanding of each team member as Innovative prepares to launch a series of new products, starting with Discovery.

April 2, 2019

(Springer) Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry. The book prototype provides an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. The content is a cross-corpus auto-summarization of a large number of current research articles in this discipline. Serving as a structured excerpt from a huge set of papers, the innovative pipeline architecture aims at helping researchers to manage the information overload in this discipline efficiently.

(Springer) Five Essential Factors for Data Sharing, published by Springer Nature today, translates findings about researcher attitudes and behaviours into concrete measures that will accelerate data sharing. The white paper builds on a number of reports published in 2018 that pinpoint challenges researchers face when sharing data. The barriers identified include, for example, how to organize data in a presentable and useful way, confusion about copyright, and not knowing where data can be shared. Five Essential Factors for Data Sharing outlines approaches needed to tackle these and further barriers. The white paper and its underlying data are freely available via the figshare repository.

(OCLC) United Arab Emirates University has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to bring added value to students and faculty. WorldShare Management Services is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library’s electronic resources and the world’s knowledge.

April 1, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Moy McIntosh has been appointed as Southeast account representative working with clients to develop solutions related to Backstage’s extensive line of services: cataloging and metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services

March 30, 2019

(Overdrive) On March 27 in Washington, D.C., OverDrive Founder and CEO Steve Potash, his wife and co-founder, Loree, and OverDrive’s Executive VP of Publisher Services & General Counsel Erica Lazzaro were sworn in by all nine Supreme Court Justices. They are now admitted to appear and practice law before the Supreme Court. With this honor, Steve, Loree and Erica are qualified to practice before all nine justices.

March 29, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea’s archives collections management applications, ArchivEra, CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA) and Eloquent Archives, will be represented at this year’s Midwest Archives Conference in Detroit, MI. Visit with Lucidea’s Marcus Liban and Graham Landon on April 3rd through 6th at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center to see how easily these powerful solutions enable researchers and the public to connect with the historic materials archivists work hard to preserve.

March 27, 2019

(HGGC) HGGC, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, today announced that Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, has acquired a passive non-voting minority stake in the firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

(BARATZ) El modelo de comercialización de software como servicio (SaaS, en sus siglas en inglés) ha experimentado un crecimiento en los últimos años y se espera que continúe en el futuro. Las empresas e instituciones buscan una mayor rentabilidad de sus infraestructuras y una optimización de recursos. El ámbito de la gestión de la información (bibliotecas, archivos y centros de documentación) no han permanecidos ajenos a esta evolución.

(EBSCO Information Services) ccAdvisor, an online review source of information databases and digital resources, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). ccAdvisor provides in-depth, critical reviews of digital resources for the academic and library markets. The resource is a collaboration between Choice and Charleston Advisor, two well-known and highly respected review sources.

(Lucidea) Lucidea is bringing Argus, the collections management software used by forward-thinking museum professionals, to this year’s MW (Museums and the Web) Conference on April 2nd through 6th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

(ProQuest) A cinematic visual experience, intuitive design, innovative search, and recommendation capabilities are now available to faculty and students who use video on ProQuest’s Alexander Street platform. ProQuest announced the launch of a new interface for its Alexander Street streaming video products, including Academic Video Online, the world’s largest academically focused streaming video collection. The new interface is simpler and faster with a continued focus on content and features for the academic market – including on-screen transcripts, clip-making abilities and single-sign-on technology for seamless use with learning management systems.

March 26, 2019

(Overdrive) Marvel Entertainment has teamed up with Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, to offer 600 graphic novel and comic collection titles to OverDrive’s network of 43,000 library and schools worldwide. Patrons and students of participating public libraries and schools will be able to borrow digital versions of renowned series including Avengers, Black Panther, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men and more. Visit overdrive.com to find a library or school near you. Marvel Entertainment joins OverDrive’s catalog of millions of ebooks and audiobooks including over 31,000 graphic novels and comics from prominent publishers such as DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Valiant, Izneo and Titan Comics.

(Follett) Follett announced the launch of Follett Classroom Libraries, extending the company's commitment to providing expert-curated collections of resources for teachers and students. Offering a wide selection of engaging K-12 titles from trusted publishers, Follett Classroom Libraries are designed to easily integrate into elementary, middle school, and high school curriculums, plus support teacher instruction and foster healthy independent student reading habits.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has formally partnered with StackMap, a digital platform for indoor mapping, so that customers may benefit from StackMap’s integrated services with EBSCO Discovery Service in addition to other catalogs, easing the process of physically locating items in libraries in an effort to enhance the patron experience. StackMap, a library company founded in 2008, looks to empower patrons via indoor collection mapping. This integration with EDS, launched in 2016, allows libraries to help users find print materials within their physical library more effectively. StackMap services also enable users to browse the library’s physical space and resources on a kiosk, tablet or website, as well as locate available computers and study spaces.

March 25, 2019

(EBSCO Industries) Luxor, a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries, announced that it has acquired KwikBoost, a manufacturer of commercial mobile device charging solutions. Founded in 2010, KwikBoost is known for its patented designs and innovative products that include mobile device charging stations, lockers, charging workstations, and portable charging solutions.

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