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Volume 1 Number 08 (August 2022)


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High-stakes for computer and network security
One of the most insidious forms of computer attack takes the form of ransomware. This issue of Library Systems Newsletter covers the attack that recently disrupted the services of Baker & Taylor, the dominant provider of books and other materials to libraries. This attack was costly not only for Baker & Taylor, but it also impeded thousands of libraries from placing orders for needed materials for more than two weeks. Libraries themselves have also been targets of ransomware attacks. Some of these incidents are outlined in this issue, in an resource that will be updated as previous attacks are discovered or new ones transpire.
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Baker & Taylor services disrupted by ransomware attack
Baker & Taylor, a major distributor of books and other content to libraries experienced a ransomware attack on about August 22, 2022, disrupting its services, including the Title Source 360 ecommerce system that libraries use to place orders for material and the EDI services used for automated transactions with library systems. The Axis 360 ebook service was not impacted. The outage of Title Source 360 was restored on the morning of September 7, ending a 17-day outage.
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Ransomware attacks targeting libraries
A number of libraries have been victims of ransomware attacks. Unlike many targets of these kind of attacks, libraries do not have especially deep pockets. Further, there is broad consensus among the library information technology community not to engage with the perpetrators of these attacks. This article provides listings of known ransomware attacks on libraries and will be updated as new incidents are discovered
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Financial support for the library sector through the Cares Act (2020-2021)
The global COVID-19 pandemic caused enormous disruption in the library community. Libraries closed their physical facilities for extended periods, gradually phasing in services through curbside-pickup or other programs that limited physical contacted between library workers and patrons. Libraries extended and enhanced their online content and services, making extensive efforts to continue to meet the needs of their patrons and communities during these periods. Library associations, such as the American Library Association shifted conferences and other events to virtual formats, resulting in substantially less income compared to in-person events. Library vendors supported libraries through this period through new technologies and services, such as enhanced digital services and applications to manage the request and fulfillment of curbside pickup programs. These organizations received some financial relief through loans offered through the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES act administered by the Small Business Administration. This report describes the loans received and forgiven though this program for library-related organizations
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Press Releases issued during September 2022

The following news announcements were issued during September 2022 by the vendors covered by Library Technology Guides. (Current news)

September 1, 2022

Clarivate Jonathan Gear assumes Chief Executive Officer role for Clarivate with Jerre Stead retirement. Clarivate announced that Jonathan Gear has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer with the retirement of Jerre Stead from that role. Mr. Stead has transitioned to non-executive chair of the board of directors. Following the October board meeting, he will retire from the board, which has appointed Andrew Snyder as the new chair effective immediately following the October 20 board meeting. Mr. Snyder is CEO of Cambridge Information Group and Vice Chairman of Clarivate. He was previously Chair of ProQuest and joined the board when Clarivate acquired ProQuest in December 2021. [Full Announcement].

California Digital Library Welcome Miranda Bennett, CDL's new Director of Shared Collections. California Digital Library announced that Miranda Bennett has been appointed as its new Director of Shared Collections, with a start date of October 3rd 2022. In collaboration with the ten University of California campuses, this program licenses shared digital materials, negotiates open access publisher agreements, acquires and catalogs scholarly content, and supports shared print library collections. As Director of Shared Collections, Miranda will provide leadership for the open access transformation of scholarly communications, the continuing integration of shared print into the lifecycle of library collections, and the evolution of long-standing systemwide collections services, including all aspects of licensing and access to digital resources. [Full Announcement].

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor ransomware incident. Thank you again for your patience, kind words, and partnership as we recover from last week's ransomware attack. Our team has been working around the clock to return to normal operations. Our priority has been remediating our systems and ensuring they are sanitized. As that work is completed, our focus is transitioning to restoration, bringing our systems online, and returning to operations in a phased approach. We expect disruptions to continue this week but are hopeful we can provide timelines for individual systems and applications as the week progresses. Thank you for your understanding, [Full Announcement].

Copyright Clearance Center David Foster Named Chairman of CCC Board of Directors. Copyright Clearance Center announced the appointment of David Foster as Chairman of its Board of Directors. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2022

Patron Point Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library (OH) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Cincinnati & Hamilton Public Library (CHPL) in Cincinnati, Ohio, has selected its customer engagement platform to support its mission of connecting people with the world of ideas and information. [Full Announcement].

Baker and Taylor Baker & Taylor ransomware incident. As Baker & Taylor has previously announced, we detected a ransomware incident that is affecting several B&T services. Our IT staff and others are working incredibly hard to restore our systems to allow us to continue serving our customers, and we are pleased to report that we are making good progress on these efforts. Our phone systems are operational, and our value-added services are being brought back online in our service centers. As we continue our recovery efforts, we understand that you may be concerned about whether it is safe for you to interact with Baker & Taylor electronically. We want to assure you that confirming the security of our environment has been, and remains, a top priority for us as we work through the recovery process. In fact, the methodical pace of our restoration is in part a reflection of our efforts to recover safely and thoughtfully, with guidance from industry experts. We expect additional systems to come online shortly. But consistent with our approach, we will not bring them up until we are confident in their security. [Full Announcement].

September 5, 2022

Preservica Stuart Reed joins Preservica to lead the vision, strategy and operational execution of the Digital Preservation platform. Preservica, experts in active digital preservation archiving, are pleased to announce that Stuart Reed is joining the company as Chief Product Officer. As the new CPO, Stuart will lead the vision, strategy and operational execution of the Digital Preservation platform, ensuring Preservica continues to lead the market and deliver outstanding value to its customers. [Full Announcement].

September 6, 2022

Equinox Weeksville Heritage Center goes live on Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful implementation of Koha ILS at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York (NY), with funding provided by the Equinox Open Source Grant. The grant provides implementation, training, hosting, and support services for Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Galecia Group LibraryCall welcomes Farsi content developer. LibraryCall is excited to announce the addition of Mariam Jalalifard to its content development team. Jalalifard will be responsible for developing Farsi content for LibraryCall's growing catalog of story recordings. [Full Announcement].

September 7, 2022

Springer Nature Success of transformative agreement between Springer Nature and Projekt DEAL means 2019 partnership extended for fourth year. In 2019 Springer Nature and Germany's Projekt DEAL signed what was at the time the world's largest, most comprehensive, transformative agreement. Encompassing 2,500 journals with the expectation of enabling 13,000 articles to be published open access each year, it reflected the commitment of both parties to the principles of open science and advancing the transition to OA. The success of the agreement can be seen in that 97% of affiliated authors with eligible universities and institutions in Germany took advantage of the opportunity to publish their articles OA without needing to pay an APC. In addition, in 2021 the agreement saw over 16,000 (+13% on 2020) new research articles in Springer Nature's fully OA and hybrid journals made freely and openly accessible for scholars everywhere - 60% of all the articles published under DEAL agreements. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate announces winner of the 2022 Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. Clarivate has awarded the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis to the late Dr. Saeed Ul Hassan, senior lecturer in AI/Data Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. The award was announced at the 26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022) by Dr. Gali Halevi, Director of the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to Improve the Online Experience. Roanoke Valley Libraries, consisting of libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for public libraries. Wise is different; it's designed around people, not the collection. It supports libraries' continued shift into dynamic centers of activity and expands the impact libraries have on their communities. A holistic, people-centered system, Wise takes community engagement and collection management to a new level by combining the power of customer relationship management, marketing, and analytics with ILS functionality, such as checking out books. [Full Announcement].

Scholastic Corporation Scholastic acquires Learning Ovations, creator of A2i literacy assessment and instructional system. Scholastic Corporation, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that it has acquired Learning Ovations, the creator of A2i, a literacy screening, progress monitoring assessment and instructional planning system for classrooms and community organizations. The addition of A2i and the Learning Ovations team will significantly advance the development of Scholastic Education Solutions' literacy platform, which integrates screening and progress monitoring assessments, data-driven instructional planning and professional learning with Scholastic's bestselling books and e-books, print and technology-based learning programs, and other products and services that support children's learning and literacy, both in school and at home. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [Full Announcement].

International Coalition of Library Consortia ICOLC Statement on the Metadata Rights of Libraries. Metadata and the metadata services that describe library collections are critical in supporting content discovery, knowledge creation, and libraries' public missions. Metadata describing library collections is not typically copyrightable, and should be considered freely shareable and reusable under most circumstances. However, some industry players restrict libraries' rights to use such metadata through contractual terms and market influence. Such restrictive activity is out of alignment with libraries' needs and public, not-for-profit/educational missions. [Full Announcement].

Digital Public Library of America DPLA Board of Directors elects Felton Thomas as chair. The DPLA Board of Directors has elected Felton Thomas, Jr., executive director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library, as its new chair at its annual meeting last month. His term as chair will extend through June 2025. Thomas will replace Denise Stephens, the Peggy V. Helmerich Dean of University Libraries at the University of Oklahoma, whose term of service has ended after six years, the last three of which she served as board chair. [Full Announcement].

SPARC April Hathcock elected Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee. April Hathcock, Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy at New York University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Chair of the SPARC Steering Committee. Hathcock has served as a member of the committee, which provides oversight and guidance to the SPARC organization, since her election by SPARC members in December 2021. Her term as chair will run from October 2022 to September 2025. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2022

The Library Corporation Jackson-George Regional Library System Returns to TLC. TLC welcomed Jackson-George Regional Library System back to Library.Solution. JGRLS had been a customer of TLC since 1990 and used Library.Solution for 15 years prior to their migration. After a short interim with SirsiDynix, the library was eager to return to TLC's integrated library system this past August. JGRLS appreciated TLC's swift returning migration services. [Full Announcement].

Literati Literati Book Fairs expands into new territories for 2022-2023 school year. Literati Book Fairs has expanded operations to serve schools in select states across the Southeast and Midwest United States as well as Northern California, Arizona, Louisiana and Arkansas. PK-8 elementary schools in these regions can now book a Literati Book Fair for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to improve online experience for users with OCLC Wise. Roanoke Valley Libraries, in Virginia, which includes libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for US public libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2022

Solus SOLUS signs reseller agreement with Nexbib. SOLUS announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Nexbib. Nexbib will be reselling the SOLUS Library App throughout it's customer network. This agreement has been born from the rapid uptake of SOLUS's in-App RFID Self-Check functionality, just enhanced to include support for multi-part tag release. SOLUS and Nexbib will furthermore be working on enhancing their product offering for the library market. [Full Announcement].

Library of Congress Introducing the Congress.gov API. Congress.gov is a fantastic source of legislative information, and a marvelous source for investigating specific legislation and exploring the legislative history of a bill. Congress.gov also contains large amounts of data and various users have expressed interest in having additional access to download this data. Certain entities or persons have “scraped” the website over the years and the Government Publishing Office (GPO) has also offered bulk data downloads for some collections, but these have all been somewhat imperfect measures. However, today we are introducing the beta Congress.gov API which will provide access to accurate and structured congressional data. We are very excited about this release and a great deal of hard work has gone on behind the scenes this year to make this happen. [Full Announcement].

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Now Online! A renewed Research Library Position Description Bank. The Research Libraries Position Description Bank, previously known as the ARL Position Description Bank, will be jointly governed and financed by the Association of Research Libraries, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Research Libraries UK, and the George A. Smathers Libraries of University of Florida, with continued management by the George A. Smathers Libraries. This new configuration reinforces the broad value of the RL PD Bank to the international research library community and establishes an equitable governance structure. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Yarra Libraries (Victoria, Australia) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Yarra Libraries in Victoria, Australia, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to deliver valuable and life-changing experiences that enable their community to thrive. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2022

Library Futures Library Futures Joins the Engelberg Center. We are excited to announce that the nonprofit project Library Futures is joining the Engelberg Center. Library Futures is a two year old initiative that explores the future of libraries and free and open information for the public. They identify and address cutting edge issues within library and information science, mobilizing a community of experts through research, policy, education, special projects, and programmatic interventions that seek to encourage adoption of technologies that uplift libraries in the digital age. With a strong track record of success, the team is well positioned to begin making immediate contributions to the Engelberg Center. [Full Announcement].

LibLynx LibLynx and ChronosHub partner to simplify researcher access to editorial services. Integrating LibLynx into the ChronosHub access workflow provides users with a single access point for their Emerald journey. Users have a simple and consistent access experience whether engaging with content pre-publication or post-publication. And Emerald has a more complete understanding of users needs, enabling them to more effectively support them during the researcher lifecycle. [Full Announcement].

Association of Research Libraries University of Michigan Professor Paul Courant receives Paul Evan Peters Award. The Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE announced that economist Paul Courant, who has served in multiple roles at the University of Michigan, including provost and dean of libraries, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. [Full Announcement].

September 13, 2022

Clarivate Newfold Digital signs agreement to acquire MarkMonitor from Clarivate. Clarivate announced that Newfold Digital, a leading web and commerce technology provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group and Siris Capital Group,, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase MarkMonitor, an industry-leading enterprise-level provider of domain management solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Clarivate will receive cash proceeds of approximately $302.5 million. The transaction is expected to close in late 2022 subject to the satisfaction of regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2022

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Launches OA Agreement Intelligence. CCC, a leading provider of Open Access workflow solutions, has launched OA Agreement Intelligence, the only agreement modeling solution that enables publishers to prepare, build, and analyze their OA data so that they can create and communicate sustainable and transparent agreements with their partners. The solution combines sophisticated data preprocessing with easy-to-use analysis and export capabilities. [Full Announcement].

Atlas Systems, Inc. Boston Public Library is now live with Aeon. The Boston Public Library is now live using Aeon to manage reader requests and staff workflows for their Archives, Arts, and Rare Books & Manuscripts collections. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library is the third public library and join more than 100 institutions currently using Aeon in production. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale and ASECS Award Fellowships to Five Scholars to Support Emerging Research of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Gale, part of Cengage Group, in partnership with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, has awarded fellowships to five researchers, known as the Gale-ASECS Non-Residential Fellowships. Funded by Gale, each fellow receives $2,500 and access to Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online, as well as access to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. Using The Lab, the program provides fellows with invaluable text and data mining tools to explore ECCO and advance their work using digital humanities methods. The fellowships aim to help scholars expand the field of eighteenth-century studies for research or teaching. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces the addition of LiDA app notifications with our Aspen 22.09 release. For this month's Aspen release we're excited to offer push notifications for the LiDA app! Building on last month's release of the “New” badge functionality, patrons using the LiDA app can now get push notifications whenever a new title is added to a saved search. We've also made set up and configuration of LiDA easier for Aspen Administrators by consolidating those settings into one place. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. South Ayrshire Libraries launches Vega Discover for discovery needs. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that the South Ayrshire Libraries in Scotland recently soft launched Vega Discover to their patrons as their new ILS discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2022

Equinox Equinox Supports KohaCon22. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is a proud sponsor of KohaCon22, the international Koha Annual Conference, hosted this year by Koha-US. The conference will be held in a hybrid format both online and in person in Lawrence, Kansas (KS) September 20 – September 23, 2022. The Equinox team will be in attendance and available throughout the event. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2022

SPARC Subscribe-to-Open Community of Practice statement on the OSTP Nelson Memo. The Subscribe to Open Community of Practice is an informal collective of over forty pro-open publishers, libraries, consortia, funders, service providers, and other stakeholders committed to providing equitable and economically sustainable OA publishing. The S2O Community of Practice welcomes the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum on ensuring free, immediate, and equitable access to federally funded research. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Yakama Nation Library joins Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the Yakama Nation Library joined Three Rivers Library Consortium with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. Over 21,000 bibliographic records and 24,000 item records were migrated over. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Avalon Free 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 Avalon Free Public Library in New Jersey. [Full Announcement].

Copyright Clearance Center New CCC Tool Could Accelerate OA Agreements. Copyright Clearance Center has launched a new automated, data-driven tool designed to improve content providers' ability to generate the clean, actionable information required to craft agreements with research institutions and funders of open-access publishing. [Full Announcement].

SAGE SAGE Publishing announces winners of 2022 SAGE Concept Grant. SAGE Publishing has announced the winners of the 2022 SAGE Concept Grant, with £15,000 awarded to Causal Map, a tool that identifies and visualizes causal connections in speech and writing. Five further grants of £2,000 were awarded to early-stage software ideas that support social scientists during the research process. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Barrie Public Library (ON) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced that the Barrie Public Library of Barrie, Ontario, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the goals of the Library's current four-year strategic plan. These strategic goals focus on increasing awareness through effective marketing initiatives and taking every opportunity to promote Library services and programs to increase the Library's visibility and profile both virtually and in the community. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Jessica Zairo, Director of Library Sales and Outreach at ByWater Solutions, Featured in Information Today, Inc. Article. Jessica Zairo, Director of Library Sales and Outreach at ByWater Solutions, is featured in Information Today, Inc.'s "A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 9" segment! In the interview, Jessica talks about her extensive experience in libraries, her dedication to education and training, the projects she is currently working on, and her passion for the open source communit [Full Announcement].

International Coalition of Library Consortia Strategies for Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges to Build the Future We Need. The ICOLC Strategies for Open Collaboration in Library Consortia Task Force was initially formed to develop strategies for consortia and libraries to interact with vendors and the open source community to address pricing, standards/interoperability, and access challenges. We were charged with developing a report that would: Outline what libraries should do differently in their ongoing relationships with vendors and the open source community; Suggest alternatives to the typical library/vendor model, especially open source/community-owned efforts that address the needs outlined in the report; Articulate a broad vision for how these efforts tie together and provide a framework for libraries to support these projects. [Full Announcement].

September 18, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris 7.3 introduces visiting patron functionality with INN-Reach, manual acquisitions in Leap, and hold cancellations. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the launch of Polaris 7.3, the latest version of our award-winning integrated library system. This release introduces new INN-Reach visiting patron functionality, additional technical services in Leap, and the launch of several highly requested customer enhancements. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2022

Equinox Equinox presents at the 2022 Missouri Library Association Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is looking forward to presenting at the 2022 Missouri Library Association Conference to be held at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri, from September 28 through September 30, 2022. Equinox's Erica Rohlfs will be presenting “Migrating Non-Automated Libraries onto Missouri Evergreen,” on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.CDT. The Equinox team will be in attendance and available throughout the event. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2022

Soutron Global Leading engineering firm selects Soutron over Lucidea. Soutron Global announced that a leading Engineering firm has chosen to upgrade to Soutron and leave the Lucidea platform. Barr Engineering is headquartered in Minneapolis, with additional offices spread across Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah, and Colorado in the United States in addition to offices in Canada. [Full Announcement].

De Gruyter Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg Nold joins De Gruyter as Chief Technology Officer. Georg possesses many years of experience at the intersection of digital technology and publishing. In 2002, he joined Springer Nature as IT Team Leader. He delivered digital projects in Berlin, Dordrecht and Pune before moving on to lead the technical development of SpringerLink in London. In 2017, Georg joined Heise Medien, a leading publisher for IT specialist information in the DACH region, as Chief Technology Officer. [Full Announcement].

Yewno Florida International University adopts Yewno Discover to offer students AI-Powered research. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announced that Florida International University has adopted their Yewno Discover platform. FIU has made Yewno Discover available on the A-Z list as a popular service and will be integrating Yewno Discover into their Primo platform, which will encourage discovery within the library ecosystem. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Introducing BookChat. Staffed by NoveList experts, BookChat provides on-demand book suggestions and readers' advisory help and can be added to your NoveList Plus subscription. It allows library patrons and staff to connect directly to one of our BookChat Specialists to help them with whatever recommendation assistance they need. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2022

Gale Group Gale and Boston Public Library deliver new online accredited high school completion program to adult residents. As students head back to school, adult residents in Massachusetts now have the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma from their local public library. The Boston Public Library offers Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, an accredited online diploma completion program from Gale, part of Cengage Group. The program is designed to help busy adults who have aged out of the education system obtain their high school diploma online with the convenience of a self-paced schedule. Boston Public Library began piloting the program at the end of 2021 and has already had two students graduate. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate reveals Citation Laureates 2022: Annual List of Researchers of Nobel Class. Clarivate named 20 world-class researchers from four countries as Citation Laureates. These are researchers whose work is deemed to be ‘of Nobel class', as demonstrated by analysis carried out by the Institute for Scientific Information, part of Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Kalamazoo Public Library (MI) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Kalamazoo Public Library in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its mission to lead a stronger community through literacy, learning, and innovation. [Full Announcement].

Library of Congress Library of Congress launches effort to transform collections management and access. The Library of Congress has awarded a major contract to further develop and implement a new, open-source IT platform that will revolutionize how the Library's vast physical and digital collections are managed and made accessible for the public, Congress, Library employees and other institutions. The Library awarded an IDIQ contract to EBSCO Information Services, of Ipswich, Massachusetts with an initial spend of $7.77 million. The first phase of the platform's development will cost $10.4 million over three years to meet the scale and complexity of the Library's operations, with options to invest in additional components that could be developed by other vendors and may extend beyond the three-year timeframe. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2022

OCLC Vassar College joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Vassar College Libraries has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) as a Partner. The libraries at Vassar serve as a central hub for the intellectual life of the campus. With over 1,000,000 volumes and vast online offerings, the libraries fuse rich collections with expert help, inspiring spaces, and facilities that support a wide range of activities, from quiet study to small group projects and collaborative work. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2022

OpenAIRE Developing Core Scholarly Infrastructure. Paolo Manghi, CTO of OpenAIRE, is co-leading an international team led by University of North Texas that has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to develop core scholarly infrastructure for the community governed sharing of quality, interoperable, open-access book usage data. The funding from the Mellon Foundation will support multi-stakeholder development and documentation of community norms pertaining to book usage data sharing and governance. Leveraging emerging European models for International Data Spaces, the team will facilitate book publishing, discovery and impact metric stakeholders in defining participation terms for organizations sharing or receiving usage data via the OA Book Usage Data Trust. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate Supports Peer Review Week by Raising the Profile of Peer Reviewers. Clarivate celebrates Peer Review Week with the announcement of new services for authors to better track their peer review activity. This includes academic publications, citation metrics and journal editing, now all in one place within the newly launched Web of Science Researcher Profiles. Clarivate recently launched the next generation of Web of Science Researcher Profiles to incorporate the best features of Publons and ResearcherID, creating a one-stop destination for researchers to manage their academic profile and demonstrate their expertise, including in peer review. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Grace A. Dow Memorial Library (MI) selects Point. Patron Point announced that Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its vision to be the most dynamic, accessible, and relevant learning environment in the community [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. North Country Library System selects Polaris, Innovative Mobile, and Vega Discover for their consortia needs. vative, part of Clarivate, a global provider of library software, announced that North Country Library System (NCLS) has selected Polaris as their ILS, Vega Discover as their discovery layer, and the Innovative Mobile app. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Shrewsbury Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Shrewsbury Public Library went live on Koha with support from ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Plum Creek Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Plum Creek Library System in Minnesota. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Supports KohaCon22. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, is a proud sponsor of KohaCon22, the international Koha Annual Conference, hosted this year by koha-US. KohaCon22 will be held from September 20-23rd (Tuesday-Friday) 2022 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. This will be a hybrid conference with both in-person and online attendance and participation options. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces September 2022 Community Giveback winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The September 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Law Library Association of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri. [Full Announcement].


Publication Information


PublisherLibrary Technology Newsletter is published through Library Technology Guides.
Editor and primary contributor:Marshall Breeding
ISSN:2771-5426
DUNS046086249
Date launchedJanuary 2022
Business modelopen access supported through voluntary subscription fees.