April 1, 2022
Statement to Media From Follett School Solutions. We take very seriously the feedback we have received from librarians and industry partners regarding a potential parental control module for Destiny Library Manager. Based on this feedback, Follett will not proceed with any plans to develop this module. [Full Announcement].
April 2, 2022
Milton Public Library Selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Milton Public Library in Milton, Ontario, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of empowering the community to: Read. Learn. Create. Connect. [Full Announcement].
April 4, 2022
TLC caters to customers with latest Library.Solution release. The Library Corporation announces the latest release of their Library.Solution integrated library system: version 5.6.5. The latest customer-driven development improves Authority Control, user experiences, partner integrations, and more. [Full Announcement].
Monterey County Free Libraries go live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Monterey County Free Libraries in California is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 180,000 bib records, 300,000 item records, and over 80,000 patrons. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions welcomes Elise Aiello as Partner Engagement Specialist. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that Elise Aiello joined ByWater Solutions as a Partner Engagement Specialist. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference 2022. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the team will be heading to the 2022 Louisiana Library Association Annual Conference from March 9-11 at the Randolph Riverfront Center in Alexandria, LA. [Full Announcement].
April 5, 2022
Law Firm Stinson LLP replaces EOS.Web from SirsiDynix with Soutron. Soutron Global announces that law firm Stinson LLP has replaced legacy system EOS.Web from Sirsi Dynix with Soutron. With a decreasing physical collection and increasing use of digital materials, Systems and Knowledge Management Manager Brian McCann saw the need for the creation of a new knowledge portal that would enable practice groups to quickly find the exact online resources they needed. By upgrading their Integrated Library System (ILS) to Soutron, Stinson was able to provide their lawyers with a much more efficient and effective knowledge portal, easing information access for their lawyers while helping the library team members work smarter and more efficiently. [Full Announcement].
April 6, 2022
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Rye Public Library. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Rye Public Library in New Hampshire. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions to present at Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2022. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, will be at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Fort Worth on April 25-28, 2022! The annual conference will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Members of the ByWater team will be presenting at the Exhibitors Showcase on Wednesday, April 27 from 11:00 am to 11:50 am CST. [Full Announcement].
cOAlition S and ALPSP publish toolkit to foster Open Access agreements. Smaller independent publishers, libraries, and consortia can now more easily enter into Open Access agreements thanks to a set of new tools published by cOAlition S and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. [Full Announcement].
Lean Library partners with JSTOR to enhance discoverability of academic content. Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, is collaborating with JSTOR. Together, they will provide libraries the ability to deliver Open Access and licensed content on JSTOR to patrons at their point of need, alongside search results on Google or Google Scholar. [Full Announcement].
Wiley and South African Consortium SANLiC Sign Open Access Agreement. Global research and education leader Wiley announced a new ground-breaking, four-year agreement with SANLiC (South African National Library and Information Consortium), a consortium of public South African higher education and research institutions, with the aim to deliver more open access research and empower scholars across the country. [Full Announcement].
CLOCKSS digital archive expands partnership with Wiley. CLOCKSS has expanded its partnership with global research and education leader Wiley. Together, CLOCKSS and Wiley will ensure the long-term preservation of the publisher's extensive program of scholarly and reference books. More than 22,000 book titles that are a core part of the scholarly record will now be kept safe for posterity through inclusion in the CLOCKSS digital archive program. [Full Announcement].
MackinVIA secures esteemed Finalist Award as one of Edtech's best Cool Tools for 2022. Finalists and winners for The EdTech Awards 2022 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. [Full Announcement].
April 7, 2022
TLC statement on student privacy in Library.Solution for Schools. TLC strongly considers student data privacy while developing the features requested by our customers. TLC has no plans to pursue development that would negatively impact student privacy but recognizes that we may be requested to do so by customers seeking to comply with local laws. In such cases, our intent would be to provide as much control as necessary to each customer to achieve the balance required in their district between privacy and compliance with applicable laws. [Full Announcement].
Equinox presents at the 2022 New England Technical Services Librarians Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to present at this year's New England Technical Services Librarians Conference which will be held on April 8, 2022. Rogan Hamby and Jennifer Weston will be presenting “Technical Services: Be a Report Warrior and Data Analysis Hero,” with a focus on library reporting that takes collections development and analysis to the next level. [Full Announcement].
April 8, 2022
Das Bach-Archiv Leipzig wechselt in die Libero Cloud. Die Forschungsbibliothek des Bach-Archiv Leipzig ist wie viele andere Libero-Bibliotheken nun auf die cloudbasierte Lösung von Libero umgestiegen. Libero Cloud von Knosys ist ein vollständig verwalteter Service, der eine Vielzahl von Vorteilen bietet, die weit über eine herkömmliche Vor-Ort-Konfiguration hinausgehen. [Full Announcement].
The Leipzig Bach Archive migrates to Libero Cloud. The Bach Archive Research Library Leipzig, like many other Libero libraries, has now made the switch to Libero's cloud-based solution. Libero Cloud by Knosys is a fully managed service that offers a vast array of benefits that far exceeds a standard on-premises configuration. [Full Announcement].
Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library in Owen Sound, Ontario, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of building generations of readers and its vision of respecting its legacy, cultivating its future opportunities, enriching community life, and inspiring personal growth. [Full Announcement].
April 11, 2022
The Crowley Company selected to represent ROWE large format scanners in North America and the UK. The Crowley Company has been tapped by ROTH + WEBER GmbH to represent its innovative large format ROWE scan systems in North America and the United Kingdom. The ROWE scan systems digitize large format still media up to 60” in width and are ideal for those with blueprints, newspapers, maps, plats, posters and other large flat media to preserve and digitize. [Full Announcement].
collectionHQ welcomes Eaton Rapids Area District Library. collectionHQ announced that Eaton Rapids Area District Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading data analytics product. [Full Announcement].
IFLA: News from the Governing Board Meeting. The IFLA Governing Board has released the Secretary General Gerald Leitner from his duties with immediate effect. This solution was found after legal clarification and is in the opinion of the Governing Board, the only possible solution to the current situation. In December and January, two different and independent firms investigated the work at IFLA's headquarters (HQ) in The Hague based on a formal complaint. [Full Announcement].
VuFind Joins the Open Library Foundation. VuFind has joined the Open Library Foundation. The open source library discovery tool was developed at Villanova University and is maintained by an international development community that has been coordinated by staff at the University's Falvey Memorial Library since 2007. VuFind is joining the foundation in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of VuFind, which is used by hundreds of libraries around the world. [Full Announcement].
April 12, 2022
ByWater Solutions at 2022 New Jersey Library Association Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2022 New Jersey Library Association Conference from June 1-3 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, NJ. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Porter County Public Library to Evergreen Indiana. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome Porter County Public Library (IN) to Evergreen Indiana with support from Indiana State Library. The project partnership led to the successful completion of the Porter County Public Library migration and brings Equinox's superior service to members of Evergreen Indiana. [Full Announcement].
New access model OverDrive Max lowers library costs for ebook and audiobook collections. As part of its ongoing library advocacy, OverDrive released a growing list of publishers that now offer “OverDrive Max,” a digital book access model for schools and libraries developed to meet growing reader demand. Under the OverDrive Max model (also known as metered concurrent use), libraries can stock bundles of up to 100 loans for popular digital books with no expiration date. With each Max title the cost to serve each reader is typically the lowest available cost for libraries and schools for lending the ebook or audiobook. [Full Announcement].
Colorado Correctional Institutions joins CLiC with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Colorado Correctional Institutions (CDOC) joined CLiC with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].
April 13, 2022
EBSCO Information Services and Dataly Tech Offer FOLIO Implementation Services for Libraries in Greece and Cyprus. EBSCO Information Services and Dataly Tech have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Dataly Tech with the EBSCO FOLIO team will collaborate to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries in Greece and Cyprus who select the FOLIO platform. [Full Announcement].
OCLC and Google now connect web searchers directly to library collections. OCLC and Google are working together to link directly from books discovered through Google Search to print book records in the catalogs of hundreds of U.S. libraries. This feature is part of Google's ongoing effort to connect people to their local libraries through Google Search. The initial phase of this new program connects people using Google Search to the catalogs of hundreds of U.S. libraries whose books are cataloged in WorldCat, a worldwide database of information about library collections, and made available for discovery on the web. The program is expected to expand to more libraries and connect to more library resources in the future. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 22.04.00 Release. With Aspen's 22.04 release, we're excited to offer libraries a brand new option for events: LibCal integration! Libraries that use Springshare's LibCal can now discover all of their events directly in Aspen. We've also added two additional eCommerce integrations: FIS WorldPay and XPress Pay. Of course we haven't left out the LiDA library app. LiDA users can now create, edit, and view lists directly in LiDA. These are just the highlights - there's something for everyone in this month's release. [Full Announcement].
April 14, 2022
TLC Exhibiting at Texas Library Association Booth #1225. The Library Corporation invites TLA attendees to visit Booth #1225 in Fort Worth, Texas, April 25-27, 2022. TLC will showcase vendor-agnostic cataloging services alongside their modern integrated library systems. Other highlights include Oracle cloud hosting and TLC's new library mobile app option. [Full Announcement].
April 15, 2022
Omaha Public Library (NE) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Omaha Public Library of Omaha, Nebraska, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of strengthening its communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services. [Full Announcement].
April 18, 2022
Springer Nature and Figshare announce pilot to improve data sharing. Springer Nature and Figshare have launched a free pilot to better support authors in making their data openly available. Authors submitting to a number of Nature research journals and Academic Journals will now be able to easily opt into data sharing, via Figshare, as part of one integrated submission process. [Full Announcement].
April 19, 2022
Lake Agassiz Regional Library deploys SOLUS mobile Library App. SOLUS announced that the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System has deployed its Library App. Lake Agassiz Regional Library is a consolidated public library system serving the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and Wilkin counties in northwest Minnesota. LARL is comprised of 13 branch libraries and 9 LINK sites. The LARL Administrative Office is in Moorhead, MN. [Full Announcement].
Clover Park Technical College Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Clover Park Technical College Library in Lakewood, Washington is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of more than 11,000 bibliographic records and 11,500 item records. [Full Announcement].
April 20, 2022
LIBNOVA leads a winning solution of the ARCHIVER project. LIBNOVA to lead pilot commercial solution for petabyte-scale digital preservation in the last phase of the R&D EU ARCHIVER Project. The EU ARCHIVER Project (€4.8M) reaches its final phase. The consortium led by LIBNOVA - world-leading digital preservation expert - has been selected to take its petabyte-scale solution to the Pilot Phase and will work on its go-to-market plan. [Full Announcement].
April 21, 2022
21 journals to be renamed as Springer Nature and Clarivate work together to enable titles to become gender neutral. Springer Nature and Clarivate share a commitment to building an inclusive research culture and championing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the communities they serve, supporting Sustainable Development Goal 10 aimed at reducing inequalities. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions partners with Springshare to bring LibCal Integration to Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they have partnered with Springshare, a leading SaaS vendor for libraries and educational institutions, to provide integration with LibCal and Aspen Discovery. With this integration, common customers of ByWater's Aspen Discovery and Springshare's LibCal will see LibCal event information and registration data seamlessly integrated into Aspen content pages. [Full Announcement].
Santa Barbara Public Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Santa Barbara Library in California is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 91,000 bib records, 137,000 item records, and over 63,000 patrons. [Full Announcement].
Elsevier announces its intention to acquire Interfolio. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education, headquartered in Washington DC, US. Founded in 1999, Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries, and over 1.7 million academic professionals and scholars. [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the 2022 Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader providing open source technology services for libraries, is proud to support the 2022 Connecticut Library Association Annual Conference as a Gold Level Sponsor. The Equinox team will be attending the conference at the Hartford Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut, from May 3-4, 2022. For full conference details as well as registration information please visit: https://www.claconference.info/home. [Full Announcement].
arXiv. Librarians gain new insights into their researchers' arXiv usage. arXiv is partnering with Scopus to optimize that publication data and increase institution's visibility of their researcher contributions. Updated annually, the dashboards will help institutions build a more holistic picture of the research activities taking place across their campuses. Institutions will be better able to track changes in their institution's research outputs posted to arXiv, identifying arXiv usage in different subject categories over time. [Full Announcement].
April 22, 2022
Arlington Heights Memorial Library subscribes to collectionHQ. collectionHQ announced that Arlington Heights Memorial Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading data analytics product. [Full Announcement].
Las Vegas Clark-County Library District. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District launches barrier-busting cell phone lending initiative. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is taking another significant step toward bridging the digital divide with a new technology initiative. Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Nevada State Library, Nevada Homeless Alliance and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, are partnering with the Library District's groundbreaking Cell Phone Lending Program, which provides smart phones to low-income residents, and those experiencing homelessness. Each phone comes pre-loaded with Library District apps that provide life-enriching and educational resources as well as critical social and community services. [Full Announcement].
collectionHQ Launches DEI Analysis in Australia and New Zealand. collectionHQ has announced that the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analysis module is available to public libraries in Australia and New Zealand. [Full Announcement].
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. The UFZ is one of the world's leading research centers in the field of environmental research. Currently employing 1,100 people, it has earned an excellent reputation as an international center of expertise in environmental sciences. [Full Announcement].
April 23, 2022
Sacramento Public Library (CA) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to inspire its communities to discover, learn and grow. [Full Announcement].
April 25, 2022
Axiell's Quria platform chosen by Viken Fylke to strengthen cooperation in the region. Axiell, the leading software vendor for public libraries in Europe, announces new customers for Axiell Quria in Norway. Earlier this year, Viken County Library, in partnership with 22 municipalities and all the upper secondary schools in the county, issued a tender to choose a new library system. Viken County Library chose Axiell's cloud-based platform Quria and Quria Discover. Through this partnership, Quria will now serve nearly 700 000 inhabitants. [Full Announcement].
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO partners with Knowledge Unlatched to support open access initiatives in academic libraries. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now supports the Knowledge Unlatched Open Access e-books funding model, providing the opportunity for academic libraries to support OA funding initiatives within their GOBI workflow. The addition of the Knowledge Unlatched Open Research Library E-Book platform will make the complete collection of Knowledge Unlatched OA crowdfunding products available to GOBI customers worldwide. [Full Announcement].
FOLIO launches Lotus Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its twelfth named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform. The Lotus Release contains over 60 new features including test coverage and performance improvements, along with updates to existing apps like data import, data export, acquisitions and more. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Northern New Hampshire Library Cooperative. [Full Announcement].
Lean Library Partners with Skilltype to Create Librarian Futures Community and Support Librarian Learning. Lean Library, a Technology from SAGE company, announced its partnership with Skilltype, a global training platform for librarians. Lean Library will utilize Skilltype's innovative platform to curate and showcase its product training, events and webinars, providing librarians with recognition for the skills and knowledge acquired, whilst also enabling greater networking amongst Lean Library's library partners. Lean Library and Skilltype will also develop a new community for Skilltype members, Librarian Futures, to share and solicit debate and ideas about the evolving role of the librarian. This will build on Lean Library's 2021 global consultation, which culminated in its Librarian Futures report. [Full Announcement].
April 26, 2022
Miller Nash LLP replaces EOS.Web from SirsiDynix with Soutron. Soutron Global announces that law firm Miller Nash LLP has replaced legacy system EOS.Web from Sirsi Dynix with Soutron to help simplify their law library operations and reduce costs. Providing legal research to 150 lawyers in five offices is no easy task for Douglas Hull, Senior Legal Research Analyst for Miller Nash, LLP. In addition to furnishing research materials covering 22 practice areas, Douglas also performs research analysis in 15 different industries for the firm, providing insightful information to keep the firm's lawyers up to date with the latest legal intelligence. [Full Announcement].
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO werkt samen met Knowledge Unlatched om open-access-initiatieven van academische bibliotheken te ondersteunen. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOondersteunt nu het open access model voor e-books van Knowledge Unlatched en biedt academische bibliotheken daarmee de mogelijkheid OA-financieringsinitiatieven in hun GOBI-workflow te steunen. De toevoeging van het Open Research Library e-bookplatform aan GOBI maakt de volledige collectie op crowdfunding gebaseerde OA-producten van KU beschikbaar voor GOBI-klanten wereldwijd. [Full Announcement].
April 27, 2022
Hungary's top technical university chooses Ex Libris RapidILL interlibrary loan services. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that Budapest University of Technology and Economics has become the first institution in eastern Europe to adopt the dynamic, community-oriented Ex Libris RapidILL interlibrary loan service. BME is the most prominent technical university in Hungary, with a research focus on priority areas such as sustainable energy, vehicle technology, transport and logistics, biotechnology, health and environment protection, intelligent environment and e-technologies, and nanophysics, nanotechnology and materials science. The BME library is highly specialized to meet the unique needs of the faculty and students. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at 2022 Utah Library Association Conference. Water Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that team members will be at the 2022 Utah Library Association Conference on May 19-20 at the Davis Convention Center in Layton, Utah. [Full Announcement].
April 28, 2022
Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution now available for all research institutions. Ex Libris, part of Clarivat, announced that with the expansion of the Ex Libris higher-ed cloud platform, the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now be implemented at all academic institutions, regardless of whether they use the Ex Libris Alma library services platform or any other library management system. [Full Announcement].
El módulo mOpac de AbsysNet transforma el catálogo de tu biblioteca en un opac multidispositivo. Los catálogos en línea de las bibliotecas son puentes virtuales que conectan sus servicios y colecciones con las personas. Estas, cada ańo utilizan más sus dispositivos móviles para acceder a Internet, por lo que los catálogos de las bibliotecas deben estar adaptados para facilitar la visualización de contenidos a través de teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas. El módulo mOpac de AbsysNet permite dicha adaptación al convertir al catálogo online de la biblioteca en un opac responsive que se adapta a todo tipo de dispositivos y pantallas. [Full Announcement].
April 29, 2022
Elsevier appoints Judy Verses as President, Academic and Government Markets. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Judy Verses to the newly created role of President, Academic and Government Markets. Judy will join Elsevier on May 2, 2022, as a member of the company's executive leadership team, reporting to Kumsal Bayazit, CEO; she will be based in Amsterdam. [Full Announcement].
Lakeland Library Cooperative, MI chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Lakeland Library Cooperative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to strengthen member libraries in eight west Michigan counties by providing the means to share resources, services, and expertise for the benefit of individuals and communities. The Cooperative provides consulting services, delivery, continuing education, advocacy, group purchases, and a shared public access catalog to member libraries. [Full Announcement].
Libraries Contribute Bibliographic Records for TLC's ITS.MARC Databases. The Library Corporation has expanded ITS.MARC resources with new contributed datasets. TLC established new partnerships to provide libraries with access to recently published titles. The high-quality copy cataloging service from TLC now provides over 81 million records from 23 databases. Of which, school and public library partners contribute 1.2 million records, with more on the way. [Full Announcement].