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October 22, 2019

(ProQuest) Faculty, students and librarians are leading the call for a resource that can function as the single destination for literary research, teaching and learning. Today, ProQuest announces a solution to support all facets of literature scholarship: ProQuest One Literature. Developed in collaboration with faculty and librarians from universities with renowned literature departments, ProQuest One Literature brings together the largest, most inclusive literature collection ever curated with a wealth of additional multi-media, multi-format resources. The product has a unique focus on diversity, with a large collection of works by authors who have been marginalized throughout history.

(Gale Group) Gale announced the launch of Gale In Context: For Educators, a new product that gives educators a more effective approach to curriculum development and classroom instruction. Fueled by content from the Gale In Context suite of student databases, For Educators provides standards-aligned lesson plans and instructional materials. A specialized toolkit helps educators collect, personalize and share resources quickly and easily with colleagues and students across their district. Read Gale's blog about the development of For Educators. Studies show that teachers spend seven hours per week searching for instructional resources. For Educators removes this complexity by streamlining access to curated and authoritative educational resources within their subscribed Gale In Context databases, empowering teachers with a single point of access to the technology, tools and resources they need, saving them time and effort while enhancing their classroom curriculum.

(Sage) SAGE Publishing announces an open access pilot program with the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beginning in 2020, the program will grant UNC-Chapel Hill access to SAGE Journals and provide funding to cover article publishing fees for University researchers to make their SAGE research articles fully open access.

(Equinox) Equinox welcomed Wayne and Pike County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. Wayne and Pike County Libraries’ move will support 37,059 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,987 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records.

October 21, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) Chalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO is an open source service platform created by a community of librarians, services providers and developers. Adopting the FOLIO platform allows Chalmers to manage both its electronic resources and print materials on the same platform.

(Follett) With newly added opportunities for PreK-12 schools and districts to win prizes, the Follett Challenge today launched its ninth annual contest that rewards innovative educational programs teaching 21st century skills to students. For 2020, the Follett Challenge is significantly increasing the number of semifinalists to nine, from which the grand prize winner will be selected.Follett again will reward a total of $200,000 (USD) in products and/or services to groundbreaking educational programs that illustrate critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the United States, Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply. The 2019 contest marked the first time a school or district from outside the United States claimed the grand prize when Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada, earned the honor.

(OCLC) OCLC and Europeana, the digital platform for European cultural heritage, are working together to add records of millions of digitized items to WorldCat, making this open content easily discoverable and freely accessible to readers, researchers and students through libraries.The addition of Europeana Collections will add dramatically to the open content resources that are accessible through WorldCat, the world's most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

October 18, 2019

(University of Virginia) The University of Virginia is pleased to announce a two-year award in the amount of $1,000,000 from Arcadia—a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin—in support of the “Advancing Hyku: Open Source Institutional Repository Platform Development” project.

(Admin Kuhn) Die Bibliothek des Max-Delbrück-Centrums für molekulare Medizin in Berlin-Buch verwaltet ihre Bestände seit Oktober 2019 neu über das Open Source-Bibliothekssystem Koha. Der elektronische Bibliothekskatalog umfasst rund 43'000 Titeldatensätze sowie angehängte Normdaten für Personen, Körperschaften und Schlagwörter. Neben Katalog und Ausleihe wird auch die Erwerbung eingesetzt.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is pleased to announce their newest customer, the Palos Verdes Library District. After careful deliberation, they have chosen to migrate their integrated library system (ILS) to SirsiDynix’s Symphony ILS and the next-generation SaaS-hosted Library Services Platform, BLUEcloud.

(King County Library System) Effective November 1, 2019, the King County Library System will no longer purchase newly-released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers, one of five major publishers in the U.S. This decision comes after months of discussion and advocacy to urge Macmillan to reconsider instituting a new library eBook embargo, set to go into effect on November 1. Under Macmillan’s new lending model, public libraries of any size will only be allowed to purchase one copy of a newly-released eBook for the first eight weeks after publication.

October 16, 2019

(Recorded Books) Princeton University Press and RBmedia today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to publish over 120 audiobooks in the next three years. The collaboration brings together Princeton University Press’ world-class content and RBmedia’s position as a market leader in scholarly, trade, and reference audiobook publishing.

(ProQuest) According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of 40 percent in 2018 – and shows no signs of slowing down. Bowker’s annual study, “Self-Publishing in the United States, 2013-2018,” highlights self-publishing trends based on the number of ISBNs registered in the Bowker Books In Print® database. A book’s ISBN is a 13-digit product identifier used by libraries, booksellers, publishers and internet retailers for ordering, listing, sales records and inventory.

(Kanopy) Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company’s new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

(Overdrive) In support of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries’ report, Public Libraries: The Case for Support, Rakuten OverDrive presented evidence in the House of Lords in Parliament on 15 October. This report calls for sustainable UK library funding by providing data and research on libraries’ positive impact on users, communities and the local economy.

(Capira Technologies) Capira Technologies continues to expand its growing list of library clients with a new partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library system—which represents the largest population in the nation - more than 4 million people —has signed on to begin the development of a custom mobile library app to better engage LAPL's patrons.

October 14, 2019

(Equinox) Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic has appointed Jeff McDaniel as the Director of Sales and Business Development.

(Soutron Limited) Soutron are delighted to announce authorised business partner in Ethiopia, MAKE Enterprise, have been for the last two years working towards a new solution for the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia.After a thorough tender process, the software provided by Soutron was chosen to help the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia manage their extensive collections, archives and records.

October 11, 2019

(Canadian Association of Research Libraries) The Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have joined forces to improve preservation of Canadian publications in Canadian libraries. CARL member libraries and others are committed to ensuring proper stewardship of our Canadian published heritage, in both print and digital forms. With space and resources at a premium, collective efforts to manage print publications are becoming increasingly necessary. In order to study the current situation and recommend future action, CARL and LAC have established a working group to design and implement a national strategy for collective print preservation and access for Canadian publications, building on some very successful regional initiatives. Digitization will be relevant as it impacts print retention requirements and the provision of access. To ensure the national strategy draws upon and complements similar efforts in other countries, the working group will also liaise and collaborate with international print preservation initiatives.

October 9, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Greenwood Public Library (IN) has selected its patron relationship management system to elevate its web marketing efforts.

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announces the release of RightsLink for Scientific Communications, formerly RightsLink Author, which builds on a market-leading platform to help publishers quickly model and support a wide variety of transformative agreements. Moreover, CCC offers professional services that help organizations address the ever-evolving user expectations, promote a data-driven culture, and drive business model innovation.

October 8, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcef that the Bukkyo University library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. It will be used in conjunction with the Ex Libris Summon discovery service, which the university implemented in 2011.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has partnered with MCN Healthcare to seamlessly integrate skills and procedures content from Dynamic Health into the MCN platform. Dynamic Health is EBSCO's evidence-based resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. MCN provides custom policy content, document management software and compliance expertise to healthcare organizations.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno California is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Recorded Books) Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, announced the availability of unlimited access newspapers in its RBdigital app and platform. In partnership with PressReader, RBdigital provides libraries unlimited access to more than 2,500 of the world’s leading newspapers, including the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New York Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

October 7, 2019

(Overdrive) Readers nationwide can now borrow and discuss the first ebook selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a new digital reading program from the American Library Association and Rakuten OverDrive. From Oct. 7-21, 2019, book lovers across the U.S. can borrow an ebook copy of the inventive and riveting saga “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag at their public libraries without waitlists or holds. Readers will only need a library card and the award-winning Libby app to download and read the ebook, then discuss via social media.

(Eastern Academic Scholars Trust) The Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST) is pleased to announce that six of the Florida State University System libraries, plus their shared repository collection, are joining the EAST shared print program. The libraries will join Florida State University, which has been an EAST member since 2016.

October 5, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Sarasota County Library System (FL) has launched its patron relationship management system.

(ProQuest) The International ISBN Agency has elected ProQuest’s Beat Barblan as chair of its board of directors, where he’ll provide counsel and guidance on issues related to identifier standards in the book supply chain.

October 4, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) The Missouri State University Libraries, in partnership with EBSCO Information Services, one of the leading providers of research databases, e-journals, e-books, and discovery services to libraries, has undertaken a major project to upgrade its fundamental information systems. The foundation of this project will be a new open-source software platform called FOLIO. Because the MSU Libraries will be one of the first libraries in the world to fully implement FOLIO, the project is being called First FOLIO at Missouri State.

October 3, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that East Tennessee State University has chosen the Ex Libris RapidILL resource-sharing service to improve the interlibrary loan experience for patrons of the university’s Sherrod Library.

(Kanopy) Kanop announced the addition of two key hires to its senior leadership team. Dave Barney has joined Kanopy as Chief Technology Officer and Chase Rigby is the company's new Chief Product Officer, both reporting to CEO Olivia Humphrey. Both are longtime veterans of Google. The company also announced a new engineering office in California's Orange County that will help Kanopy continue to recruit top technology talent.

October 2, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of SydneyEnterprise, Inmagic Presto, GeniePlus, ArchivEra, and Argus will soon enable rapid data entry across its portfolio of library automation, knowledge management, and museum and archives collections management software.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with Mackin, a leading distributor of K-12, print and digital resources, to make its database content available on the MackinVIA digital content management platform. Now MackinVIA customers can search Gale databases using MackinVIA’s new Deep Discovery tool to quickly find authoritative content, delivering better research outcomes for student success.

(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the Ozark Regional Library successfully migrated and went live as a standalone library, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, on August 26, 2019. Previously, Ozark Regional Library was a member of the Missouri Evergreen consortium.

(Index Data) The Lehigh University Library has selected Index Dataas its hosting and support vendor for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform,planned for Summer 2020. The library’s technical staff at Lehigh will manage the FOLIOinstall in Index Data’s cloud environment with secondary support from Index Data.

(EBSCO Information Services) The 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington, Ohio is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 46,000 plus holdings from Library.Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Agent Information Software (OTC: AIFS) today announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019.

October 1, 2019

(Atlas Systems, Inc.) Atlas Systems announced that Rob Herrmann has joined the management team as vice president, marketing and sales. In this role Herrmann will set the strategic direction for business development for Atlas’ products and oversee the development and implementation of product marketing and sales plans.

(UNSILO) UNSILO and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week confirmed a multi-year partnership using UNSILO AI tools. The partnership, which was successfully trialled last year, is to improve content discovery and collection-building of thousands of reports, papers and data available on the OECD’s iLibrary publishing platform, using UNSILO’s artificial intelligence technology.

September 30, 2019

(Digital Science) Digital Science announcef the launch of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) – an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions, and technologists working to champion the latest approaches to research on research.

(ReShare Community) Project ReShare announcef The Alberta Library (TAL), a multi-type library consortium based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), a multi-type consortium serving over 650 member libraries in Indiana and Michigan, as the first two consortial participants in its new Founding Consortial Partner Program. Both consortia have made substantial contributions and have joined the project’s Steering Committee.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Southeast Florida Library Information Network in Florida is now live on Koha! The SEFLIN group includes 4 libraries, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Lake Public Library, and Palm Springs Public Library.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announce several libraries have recently selected Innovative solutions, including Lafourche Parish Public Library (Polaris), Southwest Tennessee Community College (Inspire Discovery), Ouachita Parish Library (Vital), and Xavier University (Sierra Cloud Hosting Services),

September 27, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Alachua County Library District (FL) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive patron engagement.

September 26, 2019

(Preservica) Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, announced that the University of Notre Dame has chosen Preservica’s digital preservation solution to seamlessly integrate digitized and born-digital material at the Hesburgh Libraries, with particular support for University Archives collections.

(Digital Science) Research industry technology company Digital Science has today revealed the latest winners of its prestigious Catalyst Grant award: BPT Analytics, Intoolab and MLprior have 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.

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare announced the release of version 2.0 of EnvisionWare Branch Manager. This communications software is designed for libraries to manage and monitor communications and alerts. Branch Manager Version 2.0 combines enterprise functionality with enhanced communication tools at the branch level and system wide. With this new release, users have the ability to filter and target messages to Subscribers and Groups so that Library staff can receive only the alerts that pertain to their department or branch. This includes instant alerts from RFID gates as well as alerts from EnvisionWare® OneStop™ self-service circulation stations

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science has selected the Ex Libris Esploro research services solution to help the institute capture research output and data from external sources, showcase the institute’s research work, and comply with funders’ open-access policies. The Esploro solution will replace Weizmann’s institutional research repository and will be integrated with the institute’s research information system.

September 25, 2019

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning and Acadience Learning today announced an expanded partnership to deliver Acadience’s powerful and effective PreK to high school assessment tools throughout the United States. Voyager Sopris Learning will continue to serve as the exclusive print distributor in the United States for Acadience Reading and Acadience Math assessments.

September 24, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have been granted the United States Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)’s Authorization with sponsorship from the Department of Health and Human Services, after a rigorous evaluation that demonstrated the security practices and controls of Ex Libris Alma and Primo meet the U.S. Government’s security requirements for cloud services.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning reported a significant increase in the number of schools, districts, and states using LETRS, the company’s landmark professional development that provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Jacksonville Public Library, in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

September 19, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that the Spokane Public Library (WA) has launched Patron Point as its patron relationship management system.

September 18, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and Solutionpath Ltd are pleased to announce that Middlesex University has chosen the Solutionpath StREAM learning analytics platform and Ex Libris campusM mobile app to provide learning analytics and attendance solutions that are the first of their kind in the market.

(Overdrive) On September 18, booklovers around the world can celebrate Read an Ebook Day by enjoying an ebook and sharing their love for reading via social media with their community members.Now in its sixth year, this international holiday was created to celebrate the ease and convenience of digital reading and modern storytelling. To participate, readers choose an ebook and then join the conversation on social media by sharing what they’re reading and why they love ebooks using the hashtag #ebooklove. Participants can also win a Kobo Clara HD eReader device by sharing their #ebooklove on any social media platform.

September 16, 2019

(Cambridge University Press) Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious academic publishers, and UNSILO, Denmark-based AI company, today signed an agreement by which UNSILO will use machine-learning tools to identify related content across around one million journal articles and book chapters from the vast Cambridge corpus.

September 12, 2019

(Digital Science) Digital Science has launched a report focusing on falsifiability and reproducibility in scientific research. The report addresses three areas including appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code. Making Science Better: Reproducibility, Falsifiability and the Scientific Method looks at the current state of reproducibility in 2019, as well as the importance of falsifiability in the research process.The analysis comes from the Digital Science portfolio company, Ripeta, which aims to make better science easier by identifying and highlighting the important parts of research that should be transparently presented in a manuscript and other materials.

(BARATZ) La Universidad Nebrija ofrece a su comunidad educativa un nuevo servicio de acceso abierto a la producción científica y académica, el «Repositorio Nebrija». Este nuevo repositorio abierto creado con AbsysNet permite la integración con distintos recolectores gracias al protocolo de comunicaciones OAI-PMH. Su objetivo es dotar de mayor visibilidad a los trabajos de la comunidad universitaria.

(American Library Association) The American Library Association and Public Library Association announced a public campaign in response to recent efforts to limit library access to e-books. In a press conference held at the Nashville Public Library during the 2019 Digital Book World conference, ALA debuted an online petition at eBooksForAll.org for members of the public to urge Macmillan Publishers CEO John Sargent to reverse the proposed embargo on e-books sold to libraries.

(Lyrasis) Michigan Publishing, a division of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, announced the creation of a new partnership to advance the work of the American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book collection.

(Gale Group) New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets. View/download the study whitepaper or infographic.According to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in U.S. schools are reading at a basic or below basic level.

(Turning Leaf Technologies) Turning Leaf Technologies and Pueblo City-County Library announced the launch of Aspen Discovery for their patrons. During the implementation, Turning Leaf added support for Hoopla and Cloud Library and improved the existing Koha integration to provide an exceptional customer experience and increase access to additional eContent sources.

September 11, 2019

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS announced a partnership with the Educopia Institute to support its recent Next Generation Library Publishing project. This Next Gen Library Publishing project recently received an award in the amount of $2,200,000 from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

September 10, 2019

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide .

(EBSCO Industries) EBSCO Capital announces the acquisition of Bailey International, an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of mobile hydraulic power solutions, headquartered in Knoxville, TN.

(Coalition for Networked Information) Dr. Joan K. Lippincott, CNI’s long-time associate executive director, will retiring effective January 1, 2020

(Follett) Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit. Cully retired August 30

September 9, 2019

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics announced that it has acquired the business of SequenceBase, a leader in providing patent sequence information and search technology to the biotech, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The acquisition will deliver an expanded solution to the fast-growing biologics market. It complements Derwent’s GENESEQ database and leading patent research platform Derwent Innovation, providing users with an intuitive solution to easily search, analyze and find context in sequence data within patents. GENESEQ is a proprietary database trusted by the largest players in biologics today. It is the only database to provide annotated analysis to help simplify the complexity of searching and identifying biological sequences (DNA, RNA and protein sequences) covered in patents from over 50 patent issuing authorities.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and ConTech 2019 are partnering to ensure more librarians attend the event in December. EBSCO will sponsor the conference — a sponsorship that will include a submission process that will allow four librarians to attend for free as well as a 50 percent discount for all librarian attendees, along with two opportunities for library student bursaries.

(OCLC) OCLC’s WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization, Legal Services Corporation, are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries.

September 7, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the North Palm Beach Public Library, in Florida is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

September 5, 2019

(Softlink International) Softlink’s Technical Services Manager, Sarah Thompson and General Manager John Crook are looking forward to catching up with our Liberty customers at the September 12th 2019 London Liberty User Group Meeting. This year Softlink information Centres will also hold an hour long Liberty and illumin Showcase following the conference from 4.00 pm – 5.00pm.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badges with the Esploro research services solution. The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication. The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.

(OCLC) The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced that Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service.

September 4, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company’s PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.

September 3, 2019

(Digital Science) Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) that will give ISSI members enhanced access to Dimensions and Altmetric data for scientometric research.ISSI is an international association of scholars and professionals active in the interdisciplinary study science of science, science communication, and science policy. The ISSI community advances the boundaries of quantitative science studies, from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives.Starting on October 1 2019, ISSI members will formally be invited to apply for no-cost access to Altmetric and Dimensions web tools and APIs. A committee of ISSI members will provide expert assessment of researchers’ applications and guidance on using Altmetric and Dimensions in their research.

September 2, 2019

(Lyngsoe Systems) Lyngsoe Systems, a world leader in logistic solutions across the customer supply chain, celebrates 10th anniversary of acquiring its Library Business from FKI Logistex/Crisplant. Since the acquisition in 2009, Lyngsoe Systems has been dedicated to improving library efficiency at hundreds of libraries worldwide. The Library Business Unit has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader in Automated Material Handling reaching from San Francisco to Calgary; New York to Copenhagen; Sydney to Singapore.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Agent Information Software announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019. Auto-Graphics continues to see growth with their resource sharing product SHAREit, with the addition of two more clients in 2019.

August 30, 2019

(Civica) Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy.

August 29, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and Canada’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced that the Scugog Public Library, in Ontario, Canada is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 45,000 plus holdings from VTLS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that during the first half of 2019, several libraries selected or implemented Innovative solutions as their Integrated Library System, including San Diego Public Library, Indianapolis Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library.

August 28, 2019

(National Institutes of Health) As part of the NIH ​Strategic Plan for Data Science​, the NIH is committed to making datasets resulting from NIH investigator publications more accessible. Researchers sometimes find themselves with a requirement to share data, but cannot identify a specific repository to use. This situation often occurs when researchers have research datasets underlying publication figures and tables, or data not associated with a publication, they would like to share. The NIH Figshare pilot helps address this issue by providing a generalist repository option for these data.

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced two executive leadership appointments tied to the company’s strategic expansion of technology and services that improve student outcomes in schools, colleges and communities across North America. Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl has been appointed COO of Follett Corporation, and Roe J. McFarlane has been named Wahl’s successor as President of Follett Higher Education. Wahl and McFarlane will report to Pat Connolly, Follett Corporation President and CEO.

August 27, 2019

(ChiliFresh) ChiliPAC, the organic reader advisory platform provided by ChiliFresh Enterprises, Inc. is now available for Polaris, Encore and Enterprise online catalogs. With this, ChiliPAC becomes one of the most commonly used platforms for libraries in North America, Australia and Europe.

(Helsinki City Library) The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA nominated library Oodi as the ‘Public Library of the Year’ in Athens conference. The City of Helsinki is extremely proud for the achievement and recognises the participatory design process as one of the major reasons for the success.

(Follett) Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs’ fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.”

August 26, 2019

(Koios) Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, made its first appearance at the Marketing Libraries Think Tank 2019 event to share knowledge about search engine marketing (SEM) and to propose a new national roundtable for library marketers.Ontario Library Association’s Marketing Think Tank took place in Toronto on Aug. 15 (http://bit.ly/OLA-ThinkTank19). Forward-thinking library staff gather annually at this event. Koios was a Think Tank sponsor, and its new National Sales Manager for Canada, Beatrice Pitocco, presented a session on SEM, detailing how nonprofit libraries can place free digital ads online via the Google Ad Grants. In addition, she proposed starting a national roundtable to enable Canadian librarians to share ideas and best practices in online marketing.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that La Posada at Park Center Library in Green Valley, Arizona is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the automation of their new Koha ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Equinox) Equinox is accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

August 25, 2019

(OCLC) The American College of Greece, the oldest American-accredited college in Europe, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform.

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