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April 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

April 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2019

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

April 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2019

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

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

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

April 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 12, 2019

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

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

April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

April 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

April 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

April 7, 2019

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

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

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

April 6, 2019

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

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

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

April 4, 2019

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

April 3, 2019

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

April 2, 2019

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

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

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

April 1, 2019

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

March 30, 2019

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

March 29, 2019

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

March 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

March 26, 2019

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

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

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

March 25, 2019

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

March 22, 2019

(Digital Science) Data science company Altmetric and leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature will receive funding from the Google Digital News Innovation Fund to build a novel tool for measuring the impact of journalism.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that it has entered into an agreement for services with the Mesa Public Library of Mesa, Arizona. Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company’s patron relationship management system to drive its web marketing efforts.

March 21, 2019

(Accessit Library) The team from Accessit Library will be at the 2019 Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) Conference, held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center in Framingham, MA from March 31 to April 1, 2019. The annual conference’s theme - School Libraries are for Everyone - is a powerful message, and at the heart of what Accessit Library does.

(Accessit Library) The team from Accessit Library will be at the 2019 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) Conference, held at the Hershey Lodge and Conference Center in Hershey, PA from March 28th - 30th, 2019. The Conference theme - Diversity by Design - speaks to bringing together different elements by choice not chance, with a desire for a positive outcome.

(RedLink) RedLink and CLOCKSS announced the ability for publishers to preserve curated user comments submitted and managed via Remarq.

(OCLC) Research Solutions, a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk's award-winning research platform, provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalized access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Tipasa, OCLC's cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows academic librarians to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests by automating routine borrowing and lending functions so they can quickly deliver items and provide a superior customer experience.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new partnership between Reprints Desk, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., and EBSCO Information Services enhances the research experience for academic and government users of EBSCO Discovery Service. Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy solution has been integrated with the EDS platform to streamline the discovery-to-delivery user journey for mutual customers.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic announces the expansion of its automated materials handling (AMH) manufacturing operation, with the addition of six new full-time employees at their Oakdale, Minnesota headquarters.

March 20, 2019

(Onit) Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and operational business process automation, today announced that it appointed Chris Fields as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Co-founder Eric Smith previously held this role and will now transition to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Security Officer. This new addition adds another industry veteran from the legal technology space to the company’s executive management team.

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Clymer Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. The Clymer Library joins four other Monroe County Libraries as part of SPARK.

March 19, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Technology Sydney has chosen the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution as the university’s next-generation integrated system to serve students, academic staff, and library patrons. Alma will replace the school’s University’s Innovative Millennium library system.

(Digital Science) The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Digital Science announce an agreement that will see Dimensions rolled out across the institution. Dimensions is a powerful, linked-research data platform that provides access to more than 140 million contextualized and integrated research outputs and enables researchers at the university to discover their connections for the most complete view of the research landscape.

(Digital Science) Digital Science announces an agreement with the Kazan Federal University that will provide Dimensions access to users across the institution. Dimensions is a novel research insights platform designed to break down barriers to access and discovery. With access to Dimensions, researchers at Kazan Federal University can now seamlessly explore the connections between over 141 million grants, publications, clinical trials, patents and policy documents.

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.031. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.

(Emerald Group) Emerald Publishing will launch a completely new Emerald Insight digital research platform. Developed in collaboration with twelve leading international universities, it is designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover. Emerald Insight – the home of over 300 journals, 3,000 books, 1,700 case studies and a growing collection of open access content – has been entirely reimagined and rebuilt. The forward-thinking design offers an engaging and rewarding user experience; showcasing researchers’ work, paving the way for rapid evolution and meeting future research needs.

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform worldwide, is partnering with the German digital distribution service provider Libreka to bring its ebook and digital audiobook catalog to public libraries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Libreka is one of the largest distributors in Germany representing over 40,000 publishers and more than 1,000 domestic and international trading partners.

March 18, 2019

(RedLink) RedLink announced that BMJ is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on BMJ Open, an open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas.

(Urban Libraries Council) The Urban Libraries Council convened leaders from 11 public library systems in Chicago on March 13-14 to kick off pilot programs designed to test new approaches to engaging low-income middle school youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These programs are extensions of ULC’s Partners for Middle School STEM initiative – a two-year project focused on building multi-sector community partnerships to increase STEM learning opportunities for underserved middle school students.

March 16, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced two executive appointments to strengthen Turnitin's leadership team as it widens its product offering and expands globally. Marc Daubach, formerly corporate vice president and general manager of Europe for Ex Libris Group, is joining Turnitin as corporate vice president of international. Ron Park, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, will serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering and operations.

March 15, 2019

(EBSCO Industries) Rimini Street, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that EBSCO Industries, a global holding company with more than 26 business units around the world, has chosen Rimini Street Application Management Services (AMS) for Salesforce to maximize the value and ROI of their Salesforce investment. EBSCO has been successfully leveraging Rimini Street support for its SAP system since 2015, and has now expanded their Rimini Street support service scope to include its Salesforce system.

March 14, 2019

(Preservica) Preservica, leaders in active digital preservation software, has announced the availability of its Enterprise Private Cloud offering on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The combined solution enables Microsoft enterprise and government customers to protect and future-proof critical long-term data over decades in order to extract value, mitigate litigation and compliance risk and intelligently leverage knowledge for competitive advantage.

March 13, 2019

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS and DuraSpace announced that by July 1, 2019, they will officially merge to create one dynamic organization, empowered to help drive scalable change, new technologies and vital services.

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced today the launch of new assessment capabilities available on its refreshed and rebranded ClinicalKey Student platform (formerly ClinicalKey Medical Education). These new capabilities support medical faculty and students by enhancing the teaching and learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the knowledge of aspiring medical professionals.

(Turnitin) Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the evidence needed to investigate potential cases of contract cheating.

March 12, 2019

(Follett) Follett announced the launch of MyDestiny, a powerful new learning platform that combines an expansive library of ebooks and Open Educational Resources with built-in artificial intelligence to help teachers find quality, standards-aligned resources and to guide students on their learning path from discovery to mastery.

March 11, 2019

(Index Data) Fenway Library Organization has selected Index Data to support their adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The organizations will partner to migrate and support two of FLO’s members – Wentworth Institute of Technology and Simmons University – to FOLIO in June 2020. The rest of the FLO membership is looking to migrate to FOLIO in 2021.

March 7, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced today they are funding another position in the Koha community. This goal of the funding is to support the development process in the Koha community. The company is a leading contributor to the Koha open source community and this new funding continues and further expands on their commitment to the community.

(ProQuest) More than 450 documentaries, interviews and special films originally released by CNN are now available to academic libraries through the Academic Video Online streaming video collection, marking the first time CNN content is available in a video database for the library market.

(Lucidea) Lucidea is once again participating in the Gulfstream Engineering Annual Virtual Library Open House, this year on March 14, 2019 in Savannah, GA.

(OCLC) Fifteen public libraries that serve small U.S. communities have been selected to participate in the “Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces” project led by OCLC in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. This will be the second cohort to participate, thanks to an award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand the 2016 National Leadership Grant project. The project team received 120 applications from 38 states. The selected libraries represent 15 states and serve communities ranging in size from 900 to 15,500 people.T

(Evergreen Project) The Evergreen Outreach Committee is pleased to announce that Jennifer Pringle has been selected as the Evergreen community's Contributor of the Month. Jennifer works for BC Libraries Cooperative (the Co-op) as Support Helpdesk & Trainer. The Co-op supports the Sitka consortium of public, post-secondary, K-12, and special libraries across three Canadian provinces.

March 6, 2019

(Turnitin) Advance announced the acquisition of Turnitin, a leading provider of education technology for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors.

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Kathryn Hall will succeed Danielle S. Allen as the Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Foundation announced today. Allen announced her retirement after eleven years of service, the last four as Chair. The Foundation also announced the election of museum director Thelma Golden and investor Joshua S. Friedman to the Board of Trustees

March 5, 2019

(OCLC) OCLC, a leading library technology and research organization, has published The Library 100: Top Novels of All Time, a list of the novels most widely available in libraries today. The list is based on data in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

(Tech Logic) Massachusetts' historic Woburn Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of its renovated building on March 16, featuring state-of-the-art Tech Logic technologies for patron convenience and staff efficiency at its core.

March 4, 2019

(Urban Libraries Council) The Urban Libraries Council has launched Edge 2.0, a new version of its renowned benchmarking and management system for public libraries. Over 2,600 libraries of all sizes across the U.S. and Canada have used the previous version of Edge to assess their programs and services, identify areas for improvement and elevate their role in advancing community priorities, with a special focus on public access technology. Edge 2.0 revises and extends the scope of the system’s benchmarks to incorporate a broader focus on the library’s capacity to advance community digital inclusion priorities, including digital awareness, literacy and mastery.

March 3, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and KnowledgeWare Technologies have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement demonstrates KnowledgeWare Technologies’ commitment to providing FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. KnowledgeWare Technologies, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a pan-Arab systems integration and localization firm that specializes in bilingual (Arabic/English) Information Access Technology (IAT) and provides Open Source services to libraries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other countries throughout the Middle East.

(RedLink) RedLink announcee that the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is now offering RedLink’s reader engagement tool Remarq for the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. Remarq, which launched on JMCP on February 25, is a platform that allows for collaboration, annotation, commenting and article sharing using editorial tools directly connected to an article’s version of record.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Georgetown College has adopted its next generation research tool, Yewno Discover.

March 1, 2019

(KOMBIT) afsluttes, når de bestilte funktionalitetsudvidelser, som var en forudsætning for opgraderingen af Cicero Web til Cicero Surf er leveret.

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen library system community members from academic libraries, public libraries and vendors have come together to plan the first Northwest Evergreen Users Symposium. The Symposium will be held 10am-4pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in the Vancouver Community Library in Vancouver, Washington. It will be an unconference-style event, with a very flexible agenda and a focus on sharing workflows and best practices, and will include an introduction to Evergreen, networking, and previews of presentations for the 2019 Evergreen International Conference later in April.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in London on 8th March.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of library and knowledge management software, is taking its powerful library automation and KM solutions to the CILIP Regional LMS Suppliers Showcase happening in London on 8th March.

February 28, 2019

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

(University of California) As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.

February 27, 2019

(BARATZ) La Biblioteca de la Diputación de Almería ha llevado a cabo una integración entre AbsysNet, la aplicación con la que gestionan su colección, y Pandora, su gestor de objetos digitales, con el objetivo de ofrecer un mejor servicio a sus usuarios que ahora pueden consultar los fondos digitales no solo desde el apartado de fondos digitalizados, (Pandora), sino también a través del opac de AbsysNet.

(Wiley, Inc.) Atypon has announced today its acquisition of two authoring platforms – Authorea and Manuscripts – enabling the company to provide free HTML-first authoring and collaboration tools for researchers. Already used by over 200,000 researchers across the globe, these tools enable researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish.

(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Camden County Library District went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 42nd member to go live on the system.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that it has entered into an agreement for services with the West Gippsland Regional Library Corporation headquartered in Warragul, VIC--its first partner library in Australia. Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company’s patron relationship management system with Patron Point providing local data center service and customer support.

(Follett) For the first time in the eight-year history of the Follett Challenge, a school from outside the United States has been named one of the contest’s three Semifinalists, making it eligible for the Grand Prize. In a video announcement, Follett Challenge organizers today announced Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan is the middle school Semifinalist, joining a New York elementary school and Illinois high school.

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