January 16, 2017
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Tsinghua University in Beijing has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library management service to replace the university’s Innovative Millennium integrated library system. Tsinghua University was ranked as the top university in China by QS World University Rankings®.
January 15, 2017
(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Will FOLIO’s Open Source Applications Architecture Inspire a Catch-Up and Go-Ahead, Across-the-Library-Industry Automation Era with Improved Interoperability among Companies, Systems, and Services; Easy, Simple, and Satisfying Library User Experiences with Content Discovery and Delivery; and New Solutions, Services, and Apps from Libraries, Consortia, Open Library Communities, Companies, and Entrepreneurs?
January 13, 2017
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interface announced three products have been named recipients of LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards
(Odilo) ODILO reports an increased interest in the different lending models they offer, especially with their innovative Pay-per-Use, also known as pay-per-checkout. In 2016, ODILO experienced a 140% increase in new customers, with most of them taking advantage of the affordable PpU model and ODILO's extensive foreign language content.
(Civica) Civica announced that The Western Suburbs Library Group, comprising the City of Nedlands, City of Subiaco, Town of Claremont, and The Grove library in Perth, Western Australia, has replaced its legacy software system with Civica’s Spydus10, the industry’s leading fully automated web-based information management solution for academic, government, public and corporate libraries.
January 12, 2017
(ProQuest) One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street’s popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery.
(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System , became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. , a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes after several years of consideration, evaluation of community needs, planning, and preparation. The change allows Equinox to better serve its customers and communities by broadening its mission of bringing more open source technologyto a wide array of institutions dedicated to serving the public good.
January 11, 2017
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce that CARL.Connect has received a gold award in LibraryWorks’ third annual Modern Library Awards (MLA’s) for its Mobile Discovery platform. Setting itself apart with its ability to connect users with library services and engage with the social-local-mobile (SoLoMo) movement, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile meets the needs of a growing “always on, always in touch” population. Released in 2016, CARL•Connect Discovery Mobile was designed with a sleek, responsive platform that dynamically directs users to a mobile version of the online catalog on any smartphone. It also provides a host of preeminent features that allow for a more local and personalized experience. Some of these include geolocation services, opt-in and notification, mobile app offerings, personalized reading recommendations, and access to a Digital Library Card.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has been awarded Bronze in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Awards for Best Advance in Performance Support Technology. EBSCO won the coveted award due to the effective combination of its powerful search platform, EBSCO Discovery Service and its robust organizational learning solution, Leadership and Management Learning Center. EBSCO Discovery Service is an enterprise research platform that helps employees connect with the most relevant information for their search. EDS also provides managers with ample leadership and management resources as well as authoritative articles from peer-reviewed journals. Leadership and Management Learning Center is a turnkey solution that provides best practices content from industry thought leaders.
(EBSCO Information Services) The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a program designed to recognize elite products and services in the library market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems. The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
(Crowley Company) The Crowley Company announced that for the third year running the firm has garnered several prestigious awards from the LibraryWorks, Inc. annual Modern Library Awards (MLA) program, which begin in 2015. The awards will be presented January 21st at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in the third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
(Follett) Follett announced it has opened a new office in Dubai, further committing its support of international schools in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East and North Africa regions.
(Biblionix) Biblionix, a leading provider of automation solely for public libraries, today announced that its Apollo ILS/LSP has again received the Product of the Year award in LibraryWorks’ Modern Library Awards. LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.
January 10, 2017
(Overdrive) The trend in digital reading continued its uninterrupted growth in 2016 as a record number of readers turned to their local library and school to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks. According to OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, readers borrowed 196 million digital books, an increase of 21 percent over 2015. Of the 678 million visits to library and school websites, readers borrowed more eBooks (+16%) and audiobooks (+34%) from their local and school libraries digital catalog compared to last year.