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March 25, 2023
Spring into Fitness: Koha Community Challenge. ByWater Solutions has partnered with koha-US for another Community Challenge! This is a great way for the open source community to come together, move, and raise money for a good cause. Walk, Jog, Run, Swim, Bike, Hike, Yoga, Dance- whatever your activity of choice is-come join us for this community challenge! Be part of the open-source community sharing your daily activities, photos, and words of wisdom [Full Announcement].
March 24, 2023
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library goes live on TIND Digital Archive. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has successfully gone live on TIND DA, migrating more than 15,000 historical images from a locally developed DAM solution. After selecting TIND DA due to its outstanding user experience and powerful metadata editing tools, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is excited to leverage the platform to make historical content accessible to the public, including videos, local newspapers, and historical artifacts. [Full Announcement].
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam selects Talis Aspire to use with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has signed on to use the Talis Aspire course resource list management system along with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services, their library services platform, so that faculty can easily create reading lists from the library collection for students to access quickly in compliance with local copyright requirements. OCLC and Talis are partnering to offer Talis Aspire to WMS customers throughout the United States, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate Announces Gordon Samson as President, Intellectual Property and nominates Dr. Saurabh Saha as new Independent Director. Clarivate announced that Gordon Samson, currently Chief Product Officer, has been appointed President of its Intellectual Property market segment, effective April 1. The Company also announced that it has nominated Dr. Saurabh Saha to stand for election as a director at its 2023 Annual General Meeting of shareholders on May 4, 2023. [Full Announcement].
Hamilton East Public Library (IN) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Hamilton East Public Library in Noblesville and Fishers, Indiana, will be utilizing our patron engagement platform to support its mission of being the community's essential connector to information and ideas. [Full Announcement].
Alberto Ibargüen steps down after 18 years. Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation since 2005, publicly announced his decision to retire from the $2.5 billion philanthropy this week. Knight Foundation's board of trustees will begin a national search immediately and Ibargüen's resignation will be effective upon the appointment of a successor. [Full Announcement].
March 23, 2023
El catálogo colectivo Bilgunea actualiza su imagen y mejora su diseño. El catálogo colectivo Bilgunea actualiza su imagen y mejora su diseño. Bilgunea es una herramienta fundamental que permite acceder y consultar, de forma rápida y sencilla, millones de registros bibliográficos de las bibliotecas que forman parte del Sistema Bibliotecario de Euskadi. A través de AbsysNet se recopila toda la información de las bibliotecas que participan en el catálogo colectivo, independientemente del programa de gestión bibliotecaria que utilicen, para ofrecer un acceso único y centralizado. El diseño actualizado de Bilgunea se ha creado aprovechando las funcionalidades de la versión 2.3.1 de Absys e incluye nuevos elementos pensados especialmente para catálogos colectivos. [Full Announcement].
How libraries can empower girls and young women through coding education. Fiero Code is a self-paced, learn-to-code program geared towards kids ages 8-18. Serving as an introduction to programming languages and their uses, Fiero Code engages young learners in fun games and activities as they build the coding skills necessary to design their own websites, video games, apps and more. It's a great way to start interested girls and young women on the path to a bright future in a coding career. [Full Announcement].
Amigos NISO consortium agreement announced. Amigos Library Services and the National Information Standards Organization announced a consortium agreement to provide NISO Library Standards Alliance membership to all Amigos members. The agreement will provide over 500 Amigos member libraries with full LSA membership benefits, including free access to NISO's educational webinar program, unlimited participation in NISO Working Groups/Standing Committees, and discounted registration for all non-webinar events, including the annual NISO Plus conference. [Full Announcement].
IMLS Welcomes 7 New Members to the National Museum and Library Services Board. The Institute of Museum and Library Services Director, Crosby Kemper, welcomed seven new members of the National Museum and Library Services Board. The Board advises IMLS on programs and policies to enhance museum, library, and information services throughout the nation, and its members are selected based on their expertise and commitment to libraries and museums. [Full Announcement].
ARLIS/NA Statement in Support of Rights of Workers to Organize. In recent months and years, workers at numerous North American museum, library, and academic institutions have made efforts to organize. Cultural and academic sector unions have highlighted issues such as fair wages, affordable health care coverage, paid parental leave, and reliance on temporary labor that affect workers' livelihoods across the field. Ongoing unionization efforts among graduate students and adjunct faculty dovetail with those of gallery, library, archive, and museum workers, as compensation fails to keep up with rapidly rising costs of living. These workplace issues were further magnified by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare, employee retention, and organizational budgets. Acknowledging these recent developments, the ARLIS/NA Executive Board affirms its support of the right of employees, both public and private, to organize unions and engage in collective bargaining. [Full Announcement].
American Library Association reports record number of demands to censor library books and materials in 2022. The American Library Association released new data documenting* 1,269 demands to censor library books and resources in 2022, the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago. The unparalleled number of reported book challenges in 2022 nearly doubles the 729 challenges reported in 2021. A record 2,571 unique titles were targeted for censorship, a 38% increase from the 1,858 unique titles targeted for censorship in 2021. Of those titles, the vast majority were written by or about members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people of color. [Full Announcement].
Equinox announces Fulfillment 11 with Koha ILS connector. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the release of Fulfillment 11, the latest release of the open source interlibrary loan software. The release introduces a new connector for Koha ILS, bringing Fulfillment's powerful resource sharing automation capabilities to libraries utilizing Koha ILS. [Full Announcement].
March 22, 2023
Wiley and Aries Systems formalize partnership to elevate service solutions for publishers. Aries Systems Corporations, a leading technology provider of workflow management solutions, and Wiley, one of the world's largest publishers and a global leader in scientific research and career-connected education, have formalized their partnership to deliver more robust support solutions and services for academic and scholarly publishers. The agreement formalizes the ongoing collaboration between Aries Systems and J&J Editorial, part of Wiley Partner Solutions, to better serve publishers using Aries' Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager. [Full Announcement].
Wells County Public Library (IN) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Wells County Public Library in Bluffton, Indiana, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission of providing its communities with access to knowledge and personal growth. [Full Announcement].
LibLime presenting at Computers in Libraries 2023. LibLime will be premiering the newest functions and features being added to the Bibliovation 7.2 LSP at the upcoming Computers in Libraries (CIL) 2023 Conference. CIL 2023 will be held in Arlington, VA and LibLime will be presenting in Booth 106. The conference exhibits arena will be open Tuesday 3/28 through Thursday 3/30 in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at Booth 106 to learn more about the most cost-effective, 100% web-based, hosted Library Services Platform on the market. [Full Announcement].
CCAHA and Lyrasis announce Succession Planning Initiative for Collections Stewardship. The Collections Stewardship Succession Planning Initiative is a two-year project of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, in partnership with Lyrasis, created to actively address the need for leadership development and knowledge transfer in the cultural heritage workforce. Funded by a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the initiative will gather data and build professional development resources to support succession planning for collections stewardship staff and volunteers. As succession planning is a critical instrument in addressing a long-term shift at cultural heritage organizations toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion, the suite of resources will promote strategies to keep these important concerns at the forefront during times of transition. [Full Announcement].
March 21, 2023
Soutron Global releases upgrade to their scalable library and archive information management system. Soutron Global announces the latest upgrade to their scalable information management system. Soutron 4.1.9 includes many new enhancements to the newly redesigned administrative application, general security updates, improved multi-device search displays, along with display support for languages that are read Right-To-Left. This new release provides a smoother workflow for today's information workers due to redesign of the administration application, which has simplified bibliographic record importing and other cataloging tasks. [Full Announcement].
Sage win OpenAthens UX award 2023. OpenAthens is proud to announce Sage as the winner of its Best publisher user experience (UX) award 2023. Sage was declared the winner at OpenAthens' annual online Access Lab event on Monday 20 March for their Research Methods resource. The panel of esteemed judges selected Sage as this year's winner for their commitment to usability and their holistic user-centric approach. [Full Announcement].
The Colorado State Library has selected the LibPAS from Counting Opinions. The Colorado State Library has selected the LibPAS data management platform from Counting Opinionsfor its annual public library data capture and reporting requirements. [Full Announcement].
March 20, 2023
VitalSource acquires Akademos. VitalSource has acquired Akademos. This acquisition unites two organizations with the purpose of driving student success, affordability, and impact through next-generation technology and brings together complementary course materials distribution expertise. This acquisition greatly accelerates and enhances VerbaOne, VitalSource's recently announced Equitable Access program for independent campus stores. [Full Announcement].
Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library and Delaware County District Library engage key user communities with Patron Point. David Brockman, the Communication and Events Coordinator of Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, and Jayna Mcdaniel-Browning, a Communications Specialist with Delaware County District Library, kicked off Patron Point's 2023 Engage Webinar series with a presentation focused on identifying and engaging key communities within their patron base. [Full Announcement].
Supporting integrity of the scholarly record: Our commitment to curation and selectivity in the Web of Science. We have the important responsibility of providing our customers with trustworthy intelligence to help them transform the world for the better. The need for high-quality data from rigorously selected sources is becoming ever more important as the scholarly record becomes increasingly polluted. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions welcomes Lisette Scheer. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced that Lisette Scheer joined the ByWater Solutions Implementation team. [Full Announcement].
March 17, 2023
Muskingum County Library System (OH) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Muskingum County Library System, based in Zanesville, Ohio, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to “spark curious minds, foster a love of reading, encourage exploration and discovery, enable learning, and inspire creativity by connecting people with information, ideas, and each other.” [Full Announcement].
March 16, 2023
EBSCO Information Services UK and Nordic Activities operating locally as EBSCO International Inc. receive ISO Certification. EBSCO Information Services, operating as EBSCO International Inc. in the United Kingdom, and Nordic territories, has received two additional certifications from the International Standards Organization, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Covering full operations for EBSCO UK/Nordics, these certifications demonstrate a commitment to providing exceptional customer experiences, quality goods and services and an obligation to environmental and social responsibilities. ISO certifications are awarded after a thorough evaluation by external auditors. [Full Announcement].
Amherst County Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the The Amherst County Public Library in Virginia is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services. ByWater completed the migration of over 71,000 bibliographic records and 96,000 item records. [Full Announcement].
Networking, Learning, and Fun: The Ultimate Guide to the ELUNA 2023 Annual Meeting. Ex Libris will participate in the 2023 ELUNA events coming up this May 8-12, especially as they will be the first in-person ELUNA events since 2019. What a great opportunity to connect once again with familiar faces, or to meet and greet new colleagues. The conference will bring librarians and technology professionals together with a wide range of Ex Libris staff including executive leadership, product experts, support professionals and more. It will offer a platform for participants to share best practices, network, and learn about the latest developments in Ex Libris products and services. [Full Announcement].
March 15, 2023
OverDrive Academic transforms access to digital resources for colleges and universities with Taylor & Francis Open Access Ebook Collection. OverDrive Academic announced new open access and flexible digital content collections for academic libraries that provide unlimited simultaneous use with more cost certainty. The new Open Access collection for Taylor & Francis provides libraries and schools with a collection of premium academic content at no cost, increasing access to knowledge and promoting collaboration for students and institutions. In addition, OverDrive announced a new Cost Per Circ collection for Wiley that supports lifelong learning and professional development and helps libraries meet patron demand and budget. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Lena Hernandez. Equinox Open Library Initiative announce that Lena Hernandez has joined Equinox as Product and Education Specialist. Lena Hernandez brings more than a decade of experience working in libraries, archives, museums, and galleries, including as Coordinator of Acquisitions at the University of North Florida and Collections Manager and Registrar at the Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville, Florida. [Full Announcement].
Long Ridge Action Fund renews support for EveryLibrary in protecting First Amendment rights in libraries. Long Ridge Action Fund, a leading philanthropic organization committed to supporting social justice and civic engagement initiatives, announced that it is renewing its funding commitment to EveryLibrary, the national political action committee, to aid its work defending the First Amendment and the right to libraries in the United States. Long Ridge Action Fund's donation will support EveryLibrary's ongoing efforts to promote and protect the free flow of information and ideas in public libraries. Specifically, the donation will be used to fund anti-censorship campaigns through Fight for the First, its new direct advocacy and education platform, and local pro-library alliances in communities across the country. [Full Announcement].
The Aspen 23.03 release adds searchable facets, support for Koha 22.11 and 75+ total partner requested updates. This month's Aspen release is chockablock full of partner requested updates starting with the ability for patrons to search within facets. Needing to know both that advanced search exists and how to use it is a big barrier to your average public library patron. Now that Aspen has searching within facets, it's a lot easier for patrons to pinpoint exactly what they're looking for using the facets they're already familiar with. [Full Announcement].
Sutherland Shire Libraries (NSW) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Sutherland Shire Libraries in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its strategic plan. Its goals are to raise community awareness of Libraries' collections and services, increase library membership, provide community-driven collections and activate library spaces with innovative programs and events. [Full Announcement].
March 14, 2023
Contact, un servicio en la nube diseñado para enviar SMS desde Absys. Contact es un servicio en la nube que permite a las bibliotecas enviar SMS de manera directa y desatendida a sus usuarios, facilitando la comunicación y ofreciendo una alternativa más eficiente y económica que otros medios tradicionales. Las bibliotecas pueden utilizar este servicio para informar a los usuarios sobre diversas gestiones realizadas en Absys, como fechas de devolución de materiales prestados, confirmación de disponibilidad de reservas y la llegada de materiales solicitados a otras bibliotecas. Además, la integración de Contact con el Sistema Integrado de Gestión Bibliotecaria automatiza los procesos, lo que ahorra tiempo y reduce errores en las comunicaciones. [Full Announcement].
SAGE Publishing acquires leading provider of online courses, Epigeum. SAGE Publishing has acquired Epigeum, a leading provider of online courses for universities and colleges, from Oxford University Press. Founded in 2005 as a spin-out company from Imperial College London, Epigeum has established itself as a leading provider of peer-reviewed, high-quality, and innovative online courses. Today, Epigeum's in-house team collaborates with experts from around the world to develop courses that help institutions transform their core activities in research, studying, student support and wellbeing. Used by over 200 institutions globally, Epigeum's courses allow universities to supplement in-person instruction with engaging and effective digital resources. [Full Announcement].
Axiell announces agreement to divest Axiell Media to Publizon. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announced an agreement to divest Axiell Media AB, a business within Axiell and the leading provider for distribution of e-media and streamed media in Sweden and Finland, to Publizon A/S. The divestment is expected to be fully executed in March. Axiell Media creates access to digital books, across all platforms, in Sweden and Finland. The company was acquired by Axiell in 2015 and has since grown to serve more than 1000 publishers, distributing e-books and streamed books to retailers, libraries and schools in Sweden and Finland. [Full Announcement].
Black South African Magazines launches with rare magazines, digitized for the first time. Coherent Digital today announced the launch of Black South African Magazines, a collection of extremely rare and historically significant magazines created for Black audiences in Africa from 1937 to 1973. Created by a new generation of Black journalists, writers and artists, the magazines are part of a larger story of Black resistance and liberation movements in South Africa. Despite their broad cultural and historical value, they exist in just a few physical locations and have not been digitized before. Many of the issues are so fragile that patron use is restricted. [Full Announcement].
March 13, 2023
50% of librarians do not believe students who use AI are cheating. To better understand librarians' viewpoints on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education, Helper Systems, a company that is striving to make information easier to find, manage and use, conducted a survey of more than 125 academic librarians in the United States. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate to Present at the BofA Securities 2023 Information & Business Services Conference on March 16. Clarivate announced that Jonathan Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the BofA Securities 2023 Information & Business Services Conference on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 9:45 am Eastern Time. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Franklin County Libraries. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Franklin County Library System in Pennsylvania. [Full Announcement].
SOLUS enters US academic market - debuts at ACRL 2023 in Pittsburgh. SOLUS is well known for its mobile app in public libraries and has recently introduced a new events and room booking platform. SOLUS is now entering the US academic market with its debut at the ACRL conference in Pittsburgh held March 15 – 17. The company states they have approximately 20 academic customers with their mobile app in Australia, UK and USA and are ready for expansion. [Full Announcement].
OCLC to introduce the new Choreo Insights library analytics solution at ACRL 2023 Conference. OCLC's Choreo Insights library analytics solution is now available to libraries in North America that are seeking to better align academic library collections with institutional priorities, new and emerging curriculum needs, and future trends. Available to development partner libraries since late 2022, Choreo Insights is now widely available to libraries in North America. Using WorldCat holdings data, Choreo Insights is a flexible solution that enables confident collection development decisions by comparing detailed subject breakdowns of local collections with overlap and gap analysis of any other library or group in WorldCat. [Full Announcement].
Shared Print Collections Continue to Grow as More Library Consortia Participate. Shared print programs and the collective collections they create are continuing to grow with the addition of more individual libraries and, increasingly, library consortia joining as a group. This growth expands the lending networks of such programs, making unique and scarcely held titles more accessible to scholars, teachers, students, and researchers across their member libraries. One example of such growth is the recent addition of VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortium to the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) shared print program. Eleven of the VIVA libraries, including all eight of their doctoral level schools, are joining EAST as Retention Partners. [Full Announcement].
Turnitin. Turnitin announces AI writing detector and AI writing resource center for educators. Turnitin has successfully developed an AI writing detector that, in its lab, identifies 97 percent of ChatGPT and GPT3 authored writing, with a very low less than 1/100 false positive rate. The company plans to add this functionality to its core writing integrity products as early as April 2023. The new functionality will operate within the existing Turnitin workflow so that educators will be able to analyze content and use feedback tools in the same user experience they have today. [Full Announcement].
March 10, 2023
Queenstown Lakes District Libraries (NZ) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Queenstown Lakes District Libraries in Queenstown, New Zealand, has selected its patron engagement platform to promote and support their ongoing mission of providing their community with access to information, diverse resources, technology, and services. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Pasco County Libraries. ByWater Solution announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Pasco County Libraries in Florida. [Full Announcement].
The University of Michigan selects TIND RDM to archive social media datasets. TIND Research Data Management (TIND RDM) has been selected to power SOMAR, a new data repository dedicated to making social media data accessible to researchers. TIND RDM enables SOMAR to ingest and share large files while implementing new unique metadata fields for social media data. TIND's turnkey solution was implemented in under two months, providing social media researchers with a faster and more effective way to store and share their data. [Full Announcement].
Surprise Public Library chooses the Polaris ILS and Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the City of Surprise, Arizona has selected the Polaris ILS and Vega Discover. [Full Announcement].
March 9, 2023
HBCU Library Alliance Partners with Harvard Library to Expand Access to African American History Collections. The HBCU Library Alliance and Harvard Library this week announced a project to sustain and deepen capacity for the digitization, discovery, and preservation of African American history collections held in HBCU libraries and archives. Harvard's support for the HBCU Library Alliance's ongoing work is a step in addressing the University's complicity in slavery and the systemic and enduring educational inequities rooted in slavery and its legacies. [Full Announcement].
Skilltype appoints Matt Allan as Product Manager. Skilltype announce the appointment of Matt Allan as Skilltype's first full-time Product Manager. [Full Announcement].
CLAMS Library Network is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions announced that the The CLAMS Library Network in Massachusetts is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support and hosting services. ByWater completed the migration of over 590,000 bibliographic records and 1,600,000 item records. [Full Announcement].
March 8, 2023
Equinox at Code4Lib 2023. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at the 2023 Code4Lib Conference in Princeton, New Jersey, starting March 14, 2023 and running through March 17, 2023. Equinox will be available throughout the conference to say hello and share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. [Full Announcement].
Acclaimed women's organizations and scholars offer curated lists of best resources to honor Women's History Month. To commemorate and celebrate Women's History Month, WorldCat.org, the website that connects online searchers to the world's libraries, has collaborated with some of the most renowned women's organizations and scholars to share thought-provoking lists of important works about, by, and for women. These materials are intended to provide educators, parents, students, and the general public with an understanding of the most important and meaningful resources for Women's History Month and for women's studies throughout the year. [Full Announcement].
NCW Libraries select collectionHQ. NCW Libraries is now collectionHQ customer. NCW Libraries has served the people of the Chelan, Douglas, Gerry, Grant and Okanogan counties since 1960. They operate 30 community libraries and support their rural patrons with 2 bookmobiles as well as selection of online resources. [Full Announcement].
Reading Borough Council Libraries (UK) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Reading Borough Council Libraries in Reading, United Kingdom, has chosen to utilize our patron engagement platform. Implementing Patron Point will support the library's position of being an innovative and accessible library system that aids in enhancing the lives of the Reading people. [Full Announcement].
March 7, 2023
LexisNexis Risk Solutions announces definitive agreement to acquire Human API. LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Human API, a leading provider of consumer-driven health data to life insurance and healthcare customers. Human API's proprietary consumer consent management platform enables more seamless delivery of health data between consumers and life insurance and healthcare organizations. This approach supports consumers to more easily connect and consent to the use of their data, which facilitates delivery to insurance carriers of the important health data needed both to offer life insurance and to support automation of the underwriting process. It also improves care coordination within the healthcare ecosystem. [Full Announcement].
Soutron Global retains supplier status on the Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud, as a Software as a Service (SaaS) supplier. Soutron Global is pleased to announce that the firm has retained its supplier status on the United Kingdom Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud, as a Software as a Service (SaaS) supplier. The Crown Commercial Service has brought together Government's central commercial capability into a single organization, amalgamating Government Procurement Service with other commercial teams from the Cabinet Office and central government departments. [Full Announcement].
Belvedere Tiburon Library selects collectionHQ. Belvdere Tiburon Library is now part of the collectionHQ family. The team at collectionHQ is dedicated to helping the library optimize circulation and improve its collection through our evidence-based toolset. As a collectionHQ subscriber, they also have access to our award-winning DEI Analysis tool for a more inclusive and diverse collection. [Full Announcement].
Coherent Digital expands sales team. Iain Williamson and Job de Jong join the Coherent Digital sales team. Williamson will serve as US Director of Sales, Government & Corporate, bringing resources published on the Policy Commons platform—Global Think Tanks, North American City Reports, World Cities, and others—to corporate groups, government agencies, NGOs, IGOs, and other research organizations. Job de Jong will become the Sales Representative for Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Nordic countries, offering the company's complete portfolio of publications. [Full Announcement].
Mapping the path to future changes in the Journal Citation Reports. In July 2022, Clarivate shared its plans to extend the Journal Impact Factor to all journals in the Web of Science Core Collection from June 2023. This means that this year, journals from the Arts and Humanities Citation Index and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index in the Journal Citation Reports will receive a JIF for the first time. This year Clarivate will continue to provide category rankings and assign JIF quartiles for journals indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index only. [Full Announcement].
Skilltype raises $1.75 million to future-proof libraries globally. Skilltype, the talent management platform for libraries, announces that it has raised $1.75M to future-proof libraries globally. Skilltype has raised $1.7 million in seed financing, led again by Pearl Fund, with participation from the Ruthless for Good Fund, Revelry Venture Partners and Manifold Group. In addition, we are bringing in our first strategic investor with the addition of Technology from SAGE, a portfolio of digital services from SAGE Publishing that improve the patron workflow. These partnerships also allow us to add Aaron Walker from the Ruthless for Good Fund, and Martha Sedgwick from SAGE to our board of directors. [Full Announcement].
Technology from SAGE Invests in Skilltype to Build Librarian Skills for the Future. Technology from SAGE, a portfolio of digital library services that amplify the value of the library, has invested in Skilltype, a talent management platform codesigned with libraries to improve access to quality training resources in line with changing patron needs. Using a controlled vocabulary of information science competencies, interests, and trainings, Skilltype identifies and closes skill gaps across the library while simultaneously enabling librarians – regardless of their degree or job title – to manage their personal learning and career development. [Full Announcement].
Lived Places Publishing announces the release of the first three books in their disability studies collection. Lived Places Publishing is proud to announce the release of the first three books in their Disability Studies Collection, aimed at promoting a deeper understanding of disability issues and advocating for a more inclusive society. The three books, Improving the Experience of Health Care for People Living with Sensory Disability by Dr. Annmaree Watharow, No Place for Autism? by Dr. Jim Hoerricks, and A Life Lived Well as a Non-Binary and Autistic Mental Health Advocate by Yenn Purkis, provide insightful perspectives on the experiences of people living with disability. [Full Announcement].
IMLS Awards $180 Million to Support Communities Through Library Services in All U.S. States and Territories. In support of the intrinsic role that libraries play in promoting informed, healthy, vibrant communities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced it has awarded $180 million in annual grants to each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. These grants represent the largest source of federal funding support for library services. With this investment the agency's Grants to States program leverages state and local funding to support impactful library services across the nation. [Full Announcement].
March 6, 2023
Lyngsoe Systems announces first Symphony integration customer for IMMS. Lyngsoe Systems and SirsiDynix announced that Multnomah County Library has become the first library in the world to work with Lyngsoe Systems and SirsiDynix following the integration of the Intelligent Material Management System with their Symphony Library Management System. [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2023 Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at the Association of College and Research Libraries 2023 conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 15 – March 18, 2023. The Equinox team will be available throughout the conference at Booth #435 to say hello and share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. [Full Announcement].
March 3, 2023
Queensland Museum Chooses Softlink IC's Liberty. Softlink Information Centres announced the Queensland Museum has selected Liberty for their integrated library software needs. Softlink ticked all the boxes the museum library was seeking with functions such as a discovery and federated search, mobile app, multi-factor authentication and the capability to perform OCR on PDF files. [Full Announcement].
Main Library Alliance (NJ) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Main Library Alliance, based in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, has chosen to implement our patron Verify program to streamline its library card application process. The cooperative intends to use the program to help its 49 member libraries reduce the steps required to obtain a card, giving quicker access to their rich spectrum of resources. The Main Library Alliance is a New Jersey network of public libraries located in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, and Warren Counties. Its mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development, and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities. [Full Announcement].
New Dewey Decimal Classification system editor-in-residence focused on LGBTQIA topics. Kathryn Becker recently joined OCLC as the second editor-in-residence for the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Kathryn will hold this position through 11 August 2023, and will focus on LGBTQIA topics within the DDC, as well as contribute to regular editorial work. [Full Announcement].
March 2, 2023
Soutron Global announces new Partner Program for their customizable and scalable information management system. Soutron Global announces new partner program for their customizable and scalable SaaS Information Management System due the growing interest in Information Management Solutions outside of the traditional library or archive. [Full Announcement].
Celebrating a year of Vega Promote: 2022 releases and more. With Vega Promote, your library has a modern, user-friendly way of reaching your patrons; inviting them to participate in events, engaging them through monthly newsletters, sending important reminders and notifications, and promoting collaboration with the community. Your library can send as many emails as you want and send to the right audience at the right time while ensuring your patrons' data stays in one system thanks to the in-house connectivity to your integrated library system. [Full Announcement].
Follett Program Benefitting Publishers Announces 2023 Participants. Follett School Solutions has announced its latest group of participating publishers for its Premier Partner Program, now in its seventh year. The partnership helps ensure Follett provides the most on-hand inventory in the PreK-12 space to support educators in finding and accessing the content needed for their school communities. [Full Announcement].
March 1, 2023
Clarivate Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results. Clarivate reported results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022. Fourth Quarter 2022: Revenues of $675.3 million increased 20.4%, and 25.2% at constant currency(1), driven primarily by the acquisition of ProQuest. Full Year 2022: Revenues of $2,659.8 million increased 41.7%, and 46.9% at constant currency(1), driven primarily by the acquisition of ProQuest. [Full Announcement].
US public libraries join nationwide digital book club with spellbinding psychological thriller. Booklovers from 16,000 public libraries and colleges across the United States are coming together for a nationwide digital book club, Together We Read: US. From March 1 to 15, 2023, readers can enjoy award-winning Mexican-American and Indigenous author Jennifer Givhan's book, River Woman, River Demon, as an ebook and audiobook for free. Readers with a valid library card can join hundreds of thousands of others accessing the digital book with no waitlists or holds by downloading the Libby library reading app, and then participate in an online discussion. [Full Announcement].
Announcing the launch of Dimensions Modules&Apps. Dimensions is launching Dimensions Modules&Apps, the innovative analytical and workflow apps that give Dimensions users a new level of data analysis and discovery. Each one is designed to solve specific research problems, drawing insights from the world's largest linked research information database. With more data than any other provider, and with 70% of publications, for which we have worked with publishers to improve the records by indexing the full-text, Dimensions builds on an already powerful search application, with an app infrastructure that combines visual discovery with search, providing you with answers for a vast range of research challenges and common use cases. [Full Announcement].
Consorting with the Cooperative. Boston Library Consortium sent a letter to OCLC on behalf of twenty-two of our members, outlining its intent to negotiate group subscriptions that reduce costs and align pricing for OCLC products and services to standard library metrics. BLC's engagement with OCLC's existing feedback structures and senior leadership has been ineffective to date. This letter invites OCLC to have an open and honest discussion about its pricing practices with the organization. Altogether, these twenty-two member institutions spent more than $2.5 million on OCLC products and services in FY2020, representing over one percent of OCLC's subscription revenue that year. BLC has identified substantial inconsistencies in pricing paid by our members when comparing subscription costs against standard library metrics such as enrollment, number of bibliographic records, and usage. [Full Announcement].
Carrollton Public Library (TX) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Carrollton Public Library in Carrollton, Texas, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its mission to provide balanced, trustworthy, independent learning and recreational opportunities dedicated to sustaining a high quality of life for the community. The Library has two locations - the Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake and the Carrollton Public Library at Hebron & Josey. [Full Announcement].
Follett Seeks Proposals from Educators for Reading Conference in June. Follett School Solutions is calling for proposals for 45-minute, in-person sessions to be presented at the 2023 ReadingCon conference, hosted by Follett in Naperville, Illinois. The conference is scheduled for June 22, on the eve of the ALA Annual Conference & Expo in nearby Chicago. [Full Announcement].
Transparent borrowing journey for students at the University of Derby. The University of Derby takes a new step towards modernizing the students' library experience and offers students access to a world of resources at their fingertips through the Rapido resource-sharing community. [Full Announcement].
Steven Inchcoombe takes on new role of President, Research at Springer Nature while Harsh Jegadeesan moves to become Chief Publishing Officer. Effective March 1st, Steven Inchcoombe becomes President, Research at Springer Nature reflecting changes in the global research ecosystem as it transitions to open access. In this newly created role, Inchcoombe will be responsible for building even stronger relationships with key global institutional, funder, and governmental stakeholders and growing Springer Nature's research business in high growth research countries. [Full Announcement].
February 28, 2023
DynaMed achieves Cebam accreditation. DynaMed, EBSCO Information Services' clinical decision support tool, earns accreditation from Cebam, the Belgian Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Cebam is responsible for the validation of clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practice information used by Belgian health care professionals. With this achievement, DynaMed receives a label for high-standard quality for EBP information in Belgium and serves as a resource for healthcare professionals looking to earn Riziv accreditation points. [Full Announcement].
PALNI joins NISO as a voting member. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana recently became a voting member of the National Information Standards Organization. Through this membership, PALNI will play an integral role in advancing standards-based library infrastructure and innovation through collaboration with cultural, scientific, scholarly and professional communities. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces February 2023 Community Giveback winner. ByWater Solutions announced its February 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Bennington Free Library in Vermont. The funds will be used to expand the library's foreign language book collection to better meet the needs of the library's growing community. [Full Announcement].
February 27, 2023
Akkon Hochschule in Berlin to join OCLC's WorldShare community. e Akkon Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften, in Berlin, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as its new, cloud-based library services platform to improve workflows, support research, and share resources worldwide through WorldCat. The publicly accredited Akkon Hochschule is Germany's first Hochschule of human sciences, established in 2009. Its core objectives are to make a sustainable contribution to the security of supply, social justice, and preservation of resources, as well as to contribute to the further development of the human sciences, and to inspire innovation. [Full Announcement].
Elsevier and SANLiC establish first transformational open access agreement. Elsevier and The South African National Library and Information Consortium, a non-profit organization that represents the interests of academic and research libraries in South Africa, announced a transformational agreement that will significantly enhance the research and learning experience for the SANLiC community and support all researchers from participating institutions in publishing their research Open Access. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Snow College. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that Snow College in Ephraim, Utah (UT) is migrating Koha ILS to Equinox's Sequoia hosting with Equinox's support. [Full Announcement].
Patron Point announces partnership with PTFS Europe. Patron Point announced a partnership with PTFS Europe that will bring together the power of our world-leading library marketing automation capabilities and the Koha LMS and Aspen Discovery for UK public libraries. [Full Announcement].
February 24, 2023
Brill renews Transformative Agreement with Jisc in the UK for the period 2023-2024. Brill announced that it has renewed its Transformative Agreement with Jisc in the UK for 2023-2024. Brill is one of the leading academic publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Biology, with a broad Open Access portfolio consisting of more than 1,100 books and several thousand journal articles. The agreement with Jisc is a two-year agreement covering 2023-2024, and is open to all eligible UK university libraries and academic-related Jisc affiliate members, as well as Scottish Higher Education Digital Library consortium members. [Full Announcement].
PLOS adopts CCC Ringgold Identify Database as its PID Solution. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced The Public Library of Science has adopted the industry-leading Ringgold Identify Database as its Persistent Identifier solution to streamline organizational data, helping power its Open Access publishing process with reliability and inclusivity. [Full Announcement].
DynaMedex Mobile App releases new features aimed to enhance clinical decision support anytime, anywhere. DynaMedex, a clinical decision support solution for clinical care teams that combines DynaMed disease evidence from EBSCO Information Services and Micromedex drug evidence from Merative, releases new features and functionality in the DynaMedex mobile app. These enhancements are intended to improve the mobile experience for clinical users, making it easy for clinicians to efficiently provide evidence-based patient care on the go. [Full Announcement].
Troy Public Library (MI) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Troy Public Library in Troy, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of connecting people with information, ideas, and experiences to educate, enrich lives and provide connectivity within the community. [Full Announcement].
Middlesex School (MA) launches TLC.Go! Mobile App. The Library Corporation announced its first implementation of TLC.Go! as a school library mobile app solution. At the start of the fall semester, students attending Middlesex School, an independent secondary school near Concord, Massachusetts, began accessing their favorite Warburg Library services and other school resources via Android or iOS. TLC.Go!'s seamless integration with the library's automation system, Library.Solution for Schools, made for a smooth implementation. [Full Announcement].
February 23, 2023
University of Delaware selects Ex Libris Unified Suite of Services. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that the University of Delaware has selected Ex Libris Alma for library management, Primo for library resource discovery, Leganto for course resource delivery, and Esploro for research information management. It becomes the 79th Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member to choose Alma. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate Announces Details of its Investor Day on March 9, 2023. Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust, announced details for its upcoming Investor Day conference on Thursday, March 9, 2023 in New York. Due to limited capacity, in-person attendance is by invitation only. The event will also be available via a live video stream. [Full Announcement].
February 22, 2023
Clarivate and KAIST Innovation Strategy and Policy Institute release report on the global AI chip innovation landscape. Clarivate and the KAIST Innovation Strategy and Policy Institute, a top research institution in South Korea launched a collaborative report on the global innovation landscape of the artificial intelligence chip industry. The report suggests it is crucial to build an innovation ecosystem to stimulate mutual-cooperation among universities, enterprises and government-funded research institutes. [Full Announcement].
La automatización de las bibliotecas especializadas es clave para la gestión y eficiencia de sus servicios. Muchas de estas bibliotecas tienen automatizada la gestión de sus colecciones y servicios a través de Sistemas Integrados de Gestión Bibliotecaria (SIGB), pudiendo sacar su máximo potencial a través Absys, una Solución de Gestión Bibliotecaria (SGB) que facilita y mejora la gestión y el acceso a los recursos de las bibliotecas. Señalar que la automatización de bibliotecas incluye tareas como la catalogación, la clasificación, la indexación, la circulación y la gestión de préstamos de los materiales, así como la creación y mantenimiento de bases de datos y sistemas de búsqueda para facilitar la recuperación de la información. Este proceso también incluye la implementación de herramientas digitales y plataformas en línea para ofrecer servicios y recursos a los usuarios de forma más eficiente y accesible. [Full Announcement].
95 Percent Group LLC announces acquisition of Tools 4 Reading. 95 Percent Group, the trusted source for comprehensive, proven literacy solutions, announced the acquisition of Tools 4 Reading, a company founded nearly 15 years ago by literacy education leader Mary E. Dahlgren, Ed.D., to provide educators with the knowledge, skills and resources to ground literacy instruction in the science of reading. This latest 95 Percent Group acquisition comes close on the heels of the company's recent acquisition of Hill Reading Achievement Program from Hill Learning Center in Durham, N.C., demonstrating the company's growth strategy made possible by investment from Leeds Equity Partners. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Marion County Public Library System. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Marion County Public Library System in Ocala, Florida. [Full Announcement].
Greenwich Leisure Limited (UK) joins Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Greenwich Leisure Limited, operating under their Better brand out of London, England, has chosen to implement our patron engagement platform. The non-profit social enterprise has a mission to deliver a better quality of fitness and leisure, libraries and performing arts facilities for communities across greater England. Focusing their use of the platform on library marketing, GLL intends to capture the imaginations of learners of all ages while boosting their well-being. [Full Announcement].
Preservica announces partnership with The Crowley Company to future-proof digitized materials for academic and cultural heritage organizations. Preservica, a global leader in Active Digital Preservation archiving, announced their partnership with The Crowley Compan, an award-winning specialist in digitization solutions ranging from capture services, digitization equipment and technical support for digitization products. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions partners awarded 2022 Texas Municipal Library Directors Association Award. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that several Texas Partners were awarded the 2022 Texas Municipal Library Directors Association Award. Congratulations to the following Libraries who have been awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries. [Full Announcement].
ACRL Academic Library Advocacy Toolkit. ACRL announced the launch of the new Academic Library Advocacy Toolkit. Developed by a joint task force comprised of members from ACRL's New Roles and Changing Landscapes and Value of Academic Libraries goal-area committees, the Toolkit is a curated collection of resources that can help equip academic library administrators and library professionals with the resources they need to advocate for the value, roles, and contributions of academic libraries to their campus communities. [Full Announcement].
Okanagan Regional Library selects collectionHQ. The Okanagan Regional Library has joined the collectionHQ family. The team at collectionHQ is dedicated to helping the library optimize circulation and improve its collection through our evidence-based toolset. As a collectionHQ subscriber, they also have access to our award-winning DEI Analysis tool for a more inclusive and diverse collection. [Full Announcement].
February 21, 2023
EBSCO Information Services Joins ReShare Community. EBSCO Information Services has officially joined Project ReShare to provide financial contributions and expertise to the ReShare Community. The ReShare Community is drawn from libraries, consortia, information organizations and developers. The ReShare Project is building a user-centered, app-based, community-owned resource sharing platform for libraries. EBSCO's application for membership, was driven by three aims: to develop the features and functionality of the ReShare platform reflecting the needs of consortia globally, to resource additional expert input from Knowledge Integration being applied to that development, and to expand the pool of vendors contributing to ReShare. [Full Announcement].
Raineri Joins Wiley as Senior Vice President Leading Wiley University Services. Wiley announced that Deanna Raineri, formerly of Coursera and Northeastern University, has joined the company as its new senior vice president for university strategy and market innovation. In her new role, Raineri will lead Wiley's University Services business line. During her career, she has been an innovator in digital learning in both academia and the corporate world, developing online and blended education programs and strategies, including some of the industry's first unbundled and stackable degrees [Full Announcement].
AIP Publishing Signs Read & Publish Agreement with Pontificia Universidad CatÃ³lica del PerÃº. AIP Publishing announces it has signed a three-year Read and Publish agreement with Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, advancing its support of Open Access across the physical sciences. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the 2023 Evergreen International Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2023 Evergreen International Conference from April 26-29 in Worcester, Massachusetts. [Full Announcement].
February 20, 2023
Figshare partners with African Library and Information Associations and Institutions. Figshare, part of Digital Science, has formed a new partnership with the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, which is committed to open data and information sharing across Africa. The partnership is aimed at promoting open data awareness and participation in Africa, to improve access to and use of open data across the continent. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Barton County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Barton County Library (MO) to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].
February 19, 2023
Code Ocean partners with Nature Portfolio to launch the Open Science Library with ready-to-run software from authors in Nature Journals. Code Ocean, the world's first Reproducible Research Cloud, today announced that it has partnered with Nature Portfolio to launch a curated Open Science Library, containing research software published by authors in popular Nature journals, including Nature Methods, Nature Computational Science, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Machine Intelligence, and more. The software collection is available for use with a free account. [Full Announcement].
February 17, 2023
Bartholomew County Public Library (IN) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Bartholomew County Public Library in Columbus, Indiana, is implementing our patron engagement platform to support its mission of connecting people, ideas, information, and experiences to empower people on their journey of lifelong learning. [Full Announcement].
Henderson County Public Library in Kentucky selects Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Henderson County Public Library in Kentucky has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery tool. [Full Announcement].
LibLime welcomes five new libraries as Bibliovation 7.2 customers. LibLime welcomed five new library customers to the Bibliovation 7.2 Library Services Platform. These five public libraries all went live in early February, 2023 and they are all using Bibliovation 7.2 to provide collection maintenance and dissemination for their print and digital collections. The libraries are distributed throughout the US with one in New Jersey, one in northern California, one in Washington, one in South Carolina, and one in Kansas. [Full Announcement].
Drake Community Library selects collectionHQ. We are delighted to announce that Drake Community Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system, The team at collectionHQ is focused on helping the library to optimize circulation of materials by implementing the evidence-based toolset that will save time, maximize funds, and accelerate collection improvements. As a collectionHQ subscriber they also get access to our comprehensive DEI Analysis tool, allowing Drake Community Library to analyze their collection and compare it against industry standard DEI topics to ensure a more inclusive and diverse collection that reflects their community. [Full Announcement].
February 16, 2023
Clarivate Names Top 100 Global Innovators 2023. Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, revealed its 2023 list of Top 100 Global Innovators, companies and organizations which sit at the very top of the global innovation ecosystem, with the most consistent above-the-bar innovation performance. The report marries insights from Clarivate on inventive activity and scientific discovery to better track the flow of modern innovation, to identify the 50 research organizations most often cited by the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023. These are global institutions whose intellect underpins the design of engineered solutions. [Full Announcement].
RELX PLC announces changes to Board and Committee roles. RELX PLC announces that, having served as a Director since 2013 and currently holding the roles of Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Dr Wolfhart Hauser will retire from the Board following the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on 20 April 2023. Suzanne Wood will succeed Dr Hauser as Senior Independent Director and Robert MacLeod will succeed Dr Hauser as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, each with effect from the conclusion of the Company's AGM, subject to their re-election by shareholders at the AGM. [Full Announcement].
Amazon and Howard University announce academic collaboration. In an ongoing effort to create enduring pipelines of diverse science talent and differentiated research, Amazon today announced a collaboration with Howard University, a historically Black college or university (HBCU) located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1867, Howard is a research university comprising 14 schools and colleges. As part of the collaboration, which will be housed in the College of Engineering and Architecture, Amazon will fund faculty research projects, with an initial focus on machine learning and natural-language processing. [Full Announcement].
Helper Systems launches kOS 1.0 Preview. Startup Helper Systems has launched a preview of its first app that makes it easier and a lot more fun to discover and use information in PDFs. kOS (pronounced “chaos”) turns any PDFs that reside on users' desktops or cloud drives into powerful databases that are easy to navigate. kOS also includes tools that promote discovery of new concepts and ideas including a Word Cloud and Occurrences. The preview is freely available to everyone via TestFlight, Apple's development management system. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the Oregon Library Association 2023 Annual Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Oregon Library Association 2023 Annual Conference from April 19-22 in Bend, Oregon. [Full Announcement].
Aspen 23.02 release adds updates to reading history and holds. The Aspen 23.02 release includes dozens of partner requested updates. One of wonderful things about working so closely with our Aspen libraries and community contributors is that certain topics seem to bubble up at the same time. This allows us to focus in on those topics and problem solve for many libraries all at once. One of the topics we've heard a lot about recently is reading history. One of the concerns we heard from libraries running two patron-facing systems in parallel is the need for reading history to sync across legacy ILS and Aspen Discovery. In this release, we added two new options for libraries using Carl.X, Koha, Millennium, Sierra or Symphony. [Full Announcement].
Welcome, Richmond Public Library. The Richmond Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system. [Full Announcement].
February 15, 2023
ByWater Solutions at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference from April 19-22 in Austin, Texas. [Full Announcement].
Westchester Library System (NY) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Westchester Library System in Elmsford, New York, has adopted our patron engagement platform. Implementing Patron Point will aid in supporting the WLS mission of empowering lives and communities by connecting the people of Westchester County with their 38 member libraries. [Full Announcement].
Springshare Announces LibAnswers Chatbot. Springshare announced the new LibAnswers Chatbot functionality, launching next week with general availability to all worldwide customers by the end of February. LibAnswers Chatbot can serve as the first point of contact for chat patrons, guiding them through search options, assisting with finding common FAQs and general library information, and passing them off to live chat operators [Full Announcement].
Welcome, Rocky River Public Library. Rocky River Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world-leading collection management system. [Full Announcement].
February 14, 2023
The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model. shift+OPEN will catalyze needed change in journals publishing and increase the reach of academic scholarshipIn keeping with its mission and longstanding commitment to increase access to scholarship, the MIT Press is pleased to announce shift+OPEN. This new initiative is designed to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model. Shift+OPEN is generously supported by the Arcadia Fund. [Full Announcement].
Equinox Presents at the NISO Plus Conference 2023. February 14, 2023. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that Equinox will be presenting at the 2023 NISO Plus Conference. Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst, and Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, will present the latest features and updates to the Fulfillment open source interlibrary loan software. Their presentation, “A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes” will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. The NISO Plus Conference will run from February 14 through February 16, 2023. [Full Announcement].
SAGE Publishing announces scholarship in partnership with Joint Council of Librarians of Color. SAGE Publishing and the Joint Council of Librarians of Color announced a new scholarship program that will award $2,000 each to five library school students – one from each of the five National Associations of Librarians of Color. [Full Announcement].
Springer Nature continues its focus on tailored solutions for academics with acquisition of researcher-created writing tool, TooWrite. Springer Nature announces the acquisition of innovative digital writing aid, TooWrite. This is the latest addition to the publisher's growing portfolio of digital solutions for academics designed to help improve their working lives. Developed by researchers for researchers, the TooWrite platform streamlines and simplifies scientific writing by guiding researchers through the process as if they were answering a questionnaire. In addition, expert how-to guides are attached to each question, supporting researchers as if they had an editor by their side. By structuring it in this step by step way, researchers' time is freed up by making the writing process more efficient. Currently available to support the writing of abstracts, it is being developed to support the writing of full research papers. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services launches FinancialFit. EBSCO Information Services has launched FinancialFit, a new product focused on providing libraries, schools, colleges and other institutions with resources for patrons and students looking to improve their financial literacy. This unique e-learning solution provides comprehensive, interactive resources to support each financial phase of a person's journey. [Full Announcement].
February 13, 2023
OpenAthens publishes global library user experience research. OpenAthens just published the findings from an important study into the challenges students and researchers face when they search for resources online. We hope our report and its recommendations will give librarians, publishers, network providers, utility companies and national governments impetus to work together to support the research journey better.We commissioned consultancy firm Digirati to carry out a qualitative study for us, talking to academic library users around the world for insights to help us develop our services. They explained their difficulties and described how they get around them. And crucially, they said what it means for their work when they can't do this satisfactorily. [Full Announcement].
NISO publishes new Recommended Practice for Video and Audio Metadata. The National Information Standards Organization announced publication of its new Video and Audio Metadata Recommended Practice (NISO RP-41-2023), which establishes metadata guidelines for video and audio assets. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions names Donna Bachowski Director of Implementations. ByWater Solutions announced the promotion of Donna Bachowski to Director of Implementations. Donna started with ByWater Solutions in 2018 as a Koha Educator, working with new partner libraries. [Full Announcement].
Management change at Brill. Brill, the international academic publisher, announces today that its CEO John Martin has resigned, to pursue other opportunities in the market for education technology in schools. After his appointment in September 2022 he has worked closely with the leadership team at Brill in mitigating business disruption and setting up new fulfilment capabilities for the company following the sudden administration and cessation of trading of Brill's main distributor, announced on 28th September. [Full Announcement].
February 10, 2023
TrueLearn appoints Kevin Sayar as Chief Executive Officer. TrueLearn, a leading healthcare digital learning and analytics company, announced that Kevin Sayar has joined the company as its Chief Executive Officer. A 20+ year veteran of the education technology industry, Sayar is an accomplished executive, growing and scaling businesses through innovation and a focus on customer success. Concurrent with Sayar's appointment as CEO, TrueLearn's founder, Joshua Courtney, DO, was named Executive Chairman of the Board. [Full Announcement].
Tulane University announces first transformative agreement with Elsevier. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and Tulane University, a leading research institution in the Gulf Coast of the United States, announced the institution's new transformative agreement for reading and publishing. The transformative agreement will continue to provide access to the same extensive portfolio of ScienceDirect journals that enhance the learning and research experience for the Tulane community while now also supporting all researchers in publishing their research Open Access at no extra cost to the author. [Full Announcement].
Washington University in St. Louis selects TIND Research Data Management. Washington University in St. Louis has selected TIND RDM as its new research data repository, migrating from Digital Commons. TIND RDM will be used to share and publish datasets and supplemental files, including spreadsheets, protocols, field sheets, analysis scripts, and images. Supporting FAIR principles, integrating with DataCite, and offering a data curation workflow, TIND RDM offers WashU a strong foundation for sharing and publishing research data for long-term access and future use. [Full Announcement].
Updated Federal Library Directory Increases Accessibility to US Agency Libraries. The Federal Library Directory, now in an updated second edition, profiles federal libraries and information centers in the United States and abroad. Presented with an interactive map, the directory displays geographic and collections data from nearly 1,400 federal libraries. [Full Announcement].
LexisNexis enters into definitive agreement to acquire Aistemos and its Cipher classification platform. LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions, part of RELX, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aistemos Limited, a patent classification company, which trades under the Cipher brand. Cipher uses artificial intelligence and supervised machine learning to classify patents, helping customers uncover insights into complex landscapes of patented technologies to support their strategic IP decisions. Cipher's classifiers are built from proprietary machine learning algorithms that map patents to technologies using custom and industry standard taxonomies. [Full Announcement].
Pend Oreille County Library District (WA) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Pend Oreille County Library District in Newport, Washington, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its mission to connect their communities with opportunities to enrich their lives through empowerment, lifelong learning, and recreation [Full Announcement].
Kapiti and Hutt Libraries choose the new SOLUS Library App. SOLUS announced two more members of the SMART Libraries Consortium in the Greater Wellington area in New Zealand onto the brand new Library App. Kapiti and Hutt Libraries have followed Masterton and Wairarapa Libraries in purchasing the App. [Full Announcement].
ProConsort to exhibit at 2023 ACRL Meeting and Exhibits. ProConsort will be participating in the 2023 ACRL Meeting & Exhibits. The conference exhibit hall will be open March 15 to March 18th, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit ProConsort at booth #1307. ProConsort will be presenting the ProConsort PORTAL, their latest offering. The PORTAL provides full procurement and subscription fulfillment services to libraries and the vendors that serve them. ProConsort's PORTAL meets the three-fold objective of saving libraries money, providing libraries faster more efficient procurement services, and delivering convenient access to the most important procurement data. [Full Announcement].
February 9, 2023
Clarivate adds Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science. Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, has added the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science platform. Researchers can now locate and link to preprints alongside other trusted content in the database, to streamline the research process and help make meaningful connections faster. [Full Announcement].
OpenAthens announces Access Lab 2023 program. OpenAthens launched the program for Access Lab 2023. Access Lab is taking place from 20-23 March, online. With free sessions running at all hours of the day, we guarantee there will be something that works for you. [Full Announcement].
Palace Marketplace to offer more than 200,000 new titles by independent authors. Digital Public Library of America announced the launch of a new independent author catalog in Palace Marketplace. Palace Marketplace now offers more than 1.2 million ebooks and audiobooks from all of the Big 5 publishers, Amazon Publishing, Audible, hundreds of mid-sized and independent publishers, and independent authors. The addition of these new titles will help libraries expand access to diverse content at reasonable licensing terms while supporting independent authors. Palace Marketplace will offer more than 200,000 titles from Smashwords and Draft2Digital. At launch, all of these titles will be available with a perpetual one-at-a-time license, often at less than $10 per title, with more licensing options to be made available in the coming months. As an additional service to libraries, the DPLA Curation Corps of librarians will be preparing selections of recommended titles to help libraries quickly and easily identify titles appropriate for their collections. We expect to add hundreds of thousands of titles from Draft2Digital and other distributors over the course of the coming year. [Full Announcement].
February 8, 2023
Baratz obtiene la certificación en el Esquema Nacional de Seguridad. Baratz has achieved certification in the Media section of the National Security Schema. This certification defines the security standards that apply to all public government agencies in Spain as well as to those providing services to those agencies. Baratz cuenta con la certificación de categoría MEDIA del Esquema Nacional de Seguridad. Esta certificación define los estándares de seguridad que se aplican a todas las agencias gubernamentales y organizaciones públicas de España, así como a los proveedores de servicios de los que dependen los servicios públicos. [Full Announcement].
Vermont State University. Vermont State University announces a new all-digital academic library. Vermont State University announces a new all-digital academic library, effective July 1, 2023. This was a data-driven decision in response to student feedback collected via student surveys and meetings with the Student Advisory Board. The libraries of Vermont State University have seen year-over-year declines in circulation of physical materials. [Full Announcement].
Patron Point appoints Alan Gibson as CTO. Patron Point announced that Alan Gibson has joined the Company in the role of Chief Technology Officer. The key appointment underlines Patron Point's strong commitment to innovation, Gibson will be responsible for taking the company into the next phase of its technology challenge. His career spans across various industries, leading agile product engineering and cloud teams globally at scale-up companies, most recently at collectionHQ, the Baker & Taylor-owned business, where he was responsible for the overall business including strategic direction, product portfolio development and business operations. [Full Announcement].
Scottsdale Public Library System (AZ) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Scottsdale Public Library System in Scottsdale, Arizona, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to put people at the heart of dynamic library services. [Full Announcement].
Welcome, San Rafael Library. San Rafael Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system. [Full Announcement].
Welcome, Thomas Ford Memorial Library. The Thomas Ford Memorial Library has subscribed to collectionHQ. [Full Announcement].
February 7, 2023
Clarivate to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results on March 1, 2023. Clarivate announced it will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022 before the market opens on Wednesday, March 1. The press release and earnings supplement, with accompanying financial information, will be posted on the Clarivate investor website at https://ir.clarivate.com. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time to review the results. [Full Announcement].
February 6, 2023
BioWorld by Clarivate Rethinks Obesity in New Special Investigation, Finding Fitness May Be More Linked to Health than Weight. BioWorld published by Clarivate explores how difficult scientific detachment can be for health topics that have large cultural components- such as obesity. After many years of research and development, drug-induced weight loss has matured into a viable therapeutic option. Special investigation from BioWorld provides in-depth analysis of the latest advances in metabolic health, how fitness may play a role in these shifts and how scientists' perceptions of the obesity epidemic may shift. [Full Announcement].
Vienna Public Library launches NovelBranch Library Kiosk at Grand Central Mall. Vienna Public Library is launching its first NovelBranch mini-library kiosk this month, outside the JCPenney at Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia. By establishing a secondary presence in the community, in a place already frequented by many patrons, the library will be able to expand its outreach services and welcome new users. Cardholders can check out items using the self-service book kiosk thanks to a seamless connection to VPL's integrated library system, Library.Solution from The Library Corporation. [Full Announcement].
PALSave Textbook Creation Grant program releases first open textbook, The Bible and Music. In “The Bible and Music,” the first open textbook published with a grant from the PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning program, author James McGrath, Ph.D., Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, explores the intersection of faith and music while inviting readers to experience the material firsthand through interactive video and audio clips. [Full Announcement].
MOBIUS migrates Gibsonville Public Library to NC Cardinal Consortium. MOBIUS announced that the Gibsonville Public Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System, on December 8, 2022. [Full Announcement].
February 3, 2023
Tuscaloosa Public Library (AL) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tuscaloosa Public Library in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its vision of building a thriving community built on shared strengths where the library will always be a highly valued community asset. [Full Announcement].
McGraw Hill Adds New eBook+ to its Array of Digital Course Material Options for Higher Ed. McGraw Hill unveiled a new eBook+ called McGraw Hill GO, an additional option for digital course materials. McGraw Hill GO takes affordable and easy-to-use eBooks to a new level with tools to help instructors manage their classes and students to maximize their learning. [Full Announcement].
SOLUS and Patron Point announce major new integration. SOLUS and Patron Point are pleased to announce a new integration between eb#1, SOLUS's Events and Room Bookings platform and Patron Point's Library Marketing Automation platform. Launching with Moonee Valley Libraries in Australia the development deeply integrates Patron Point's automated email marketing and SOLUS's Events & Room Bookings solution and enables libraries to seamlessly market their Events and Rooms. [Full Announcement].
The Vega family welcomes North Canton Library in Ohio. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that North Canton Public Library in Ohio has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery solution. [Full Announcement].
Auto-Graphics, Inc. welcomes Michael Willis as Vice President - VERSO Sales. In late 2022, Michael Willis joined Auto-Graphics as the Vice President of VERSO Sales. He brings a wealth of library knowledge and experience to the company. [Full Announcement].
Yale University. Yale Library restructuring will unify special collections, increase access for researchers and visitors. Yale University Library is restructuring its special collections to support a unified collection strategy and service model. The changes give the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, already Yale Library's largest and best-known repository, an expanded leadership role for special collections across the university library system. [Full Announcement].
February 2, 2023
Vooks and TeachingBooks team up to offer free collection of animated storybooks and instructional resources for Schools and Libraries. For the remainder of this school year, add the thrill of animated storybooks and valuable instructional resources directly to your school and library digital learning spaces—for free! TeachingBooks and Vooks have partnered to provide a free collection of titles and resources for everyone in your community, including 35 Vooks animated storybooks and 300+ age-appropriate resources.Remember your favorite picture book as a kid? Now, imagine that story unfolding right before your eyes—the pictures start moving, music begins playing in the background, a voice starts narrating the words aloud. It would be like watching a cartoon...but it's actually your favorite book! In addition to the Vooks-created animated storybooks, this collection includes instructional resources from TeachingBooks, such as author interviews, activity guides, and story maps. [Full Announcement].
Welcome, Hamilton Public Library. Hamilton Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system, [Full Announcement].
DynaMedex mobile app releases new features aimed to enhance clinical decision support anytime, anywhere. DynaMedex, a clinical decision support solution for clinical care teams that combines DynaMed disease evidence from EBSCO Information Services and Micromedex drug evidence from Merative, releases new features and functionality in the DynaMedex mobile app. These enhancements are intended to improve the mobile experience for clinical users, making it easy for clinicians to efficiently provide evidence-based patient care on the go. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions names Hebah Amin-Headley Content Creator and Educator. ByWater Solutions announced that Hebah Amin-Headley has joined the Koha Implementation team at ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].
Elsevier launches Reproductive Health Hub in the US to support healthcare professionals with free, evidence-based medical content. Elsevier announced the launch of the Reproductive Health Hub to support healthcare professionals with trusted information about reproductive health topics including fertility, pregnancy, contraception, and menopause. The hub includes an extensive set of clinical guidelines on various areas of reproductive health and health issues related to pregnancy. There are resources on relevant nursing skills, such as undertaking ultrasounds, providing bereavement support and the identification and treatment of possible side effects of pregnancy. The hub will also feature educational resources for healthcare professionals to share with patients, providing valuable information on issues relating to fertility, pregnancy and menopause, as well as education on the many medications that can be used in reproductive healthcare. [Full Announcement].
February 1, 2023
Elsevier appoints Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Elsevier announced the appointment of Dr. Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Dr. Wein will join Elsevier on February 01, 2023 to build and enhance the company's relationships with the European academic library community, and to strengthen Elsevier's commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations. [Full Announcement].
ResearchGate and De Gruyter announce content partnership. ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and De Gruyter, an independent academic publisher disseminating excellent scholarship since 1749, have today announced a content syndication partnership that will see content from 437 of De Gruyter's journals added to ResearchGate. With approximately 114,000 articles being syndicated on launch, representing all open access content from De Gruyter's journal portfolio, the scale of the partnership is particularly noteworthy. T [Full Announcement].
DFG Launches Cooperation with the OAPEN Foundation. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft concluded a service level agreement for the use of the OAPEN Library as a repository for DFG-funded open access books. From Spring 2023 onwards, the library will contain monographs and anthologies funded through the Open Access Publication Funding programme and produced in connection with DFG research funding. [Full Announcement].
Scholastica becomes one of the first journal software providers to integrate with ROR. Scholastica, a leading software provider for academic journals, has announced ROR institutional identifier support for its peer review system, production service, and open access publishing platform, becoming one of the first journal vendors to integrate with Research Organization Registry. [Full Announcement].
Public Libraries and Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery. Public Libraries & Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery (PLAID3) will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 10am to 12pm PST. [Full Announcement].
Nelson County Public Library (KY) has chosen Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Nelson County Public Library in Bardstown, Kentucky, has chosen to implement its patron engagement platform to support its mission of being a center for personal growth and lifelong learning. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions' partners featured in America's Star Libraries 2022. ByWater Solutions announced that several of their library partners were featured as America's Star Libraries for the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2022. This is the 15th year in which LJ has scored U.S. public libraries on the LJ Index of Public Library Service and awarded Star Library ratings. The 2022 scores and ratings are based on FY20 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. [Full Announcement].
Welcome, Queens Public Library. Queens Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ. [Full Announcement].
January 31, 2023
ByWater Solutions announces January 2023 Community Giveback winner. The January 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Lewiston City Library in Idaho. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The funds will be used to re-establish 3D printing in the library. [Full Announcement].
W3C re-launched as a public-interest non-profit organization. The World Wide Web Consortium began the year 2023 by forming a new public-interest non-profit organization. The new entity preserves our member-driven approach, existing worldwide outreach and cooperation while allowing for additional partners around the world beyond Europe and Asia. The new organization also preserves the core process and mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web, by developing open web standards as a single global organization with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community. [Full Announcement].
January 30, 2023
Mercury Learning and Information joins De Gruyter. De Gruyter announced the acquisition of publishing house Mercury Learning and Information. Mercury provides print and digital content in the areas of science, technology and computing, engineering, and mathematics designed for the professional/ reference, trade, library, higher education, career school, and online training markets. [Full Announcement].
January 27, 2023
cOAlition S confirms the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under transformative arrangements after 2024. Transformative arrangements – including Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals – were developed to encourage subscription journals to transition to full and immediate open access within a defined timeframe. After careful consideration of the outcomes of transformative arrangements, the leadership of cOAlition S reaffirms that, as a principle, its members will no longer financially support these arrangements after 2024. [Full Announcement].
SOLUS launches a brand new Library App for 2023. SOLUS is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Library App. The App will be rolled out to all it's customers and reseller partners over the course of February. Featuring a brand new, cleaner and more engaging home screen, the UI hints at major changes to incorporate some much requested new functionality. [Full Announcement].
Ocean State Libraries (RI) has chosen Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Ocean State Libraries in Warwick, Rhode Island, has selected its patron engagement platform to support their consortium's marketing efforts. In particular, Ocean State Libraries has identified a priority in streamlining patron registration and membership renewal. The consortium's overarching intention for the platform is to augment the support of its patrons and their communities. [Full Announcement].
Waukee Public Library System (IA) launches TLC.Go! Mobile App. The Library Corporation announced that the Waukee Public Library is live with TLC.Go! -- the latest mobile app solution provided by TLC. Those who live in and around Waukee, Iowa, can now access their favorite library services via Android and iOS, thanks to a seamless connection between TLC.Go! and WPL's integrated library system, Library.Solution. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions' partners sponsor development in Koha 22.11 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners that have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 22.11 release. [Full Announcement].
January 26, 2023
OverDrive launches Deep Search and Notify Me features to help readers discover books beyond the library's collection. OverDrive announced innovative new features that uniquely benefit librarians, readers and publishers. Deep search and Notify Me tags in the Libby reading app help readers discover titles beyond the library's collection and indicate titles of interest. When a reader searches for a book in Libby by name, author or subject, the new deep search feature presents additional titles from OverDrive's complete catalog of over 5 million titles, even if the books are not in the library's digital collection. By tapping "Notify Me" on a title that is not in the library's collection, the reader alerts their library of their interest and Libby notifies the reader if the title is purchased and made available to borrow. [Full Announcement].
Middle Country Public Library launches Vega Program for event and room management. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Middle Country Public Library has launched Vega Program for event coordination and room management. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions welcomes Elise Konya. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced that Elise Konya joined the ByWater Solutions Support team. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions Contributions to Koha - December 2022. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community. [Full Announcement].
LibraryCall service has earned the distinguished Platinum Modern Library Award for the second year in a row. The Galecia Group is pleased to announce its LibraryCall service has earned the distinguished Platinum Modern Library Award for the second year in a row. [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2023. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries in Canada since 2011, will be exhibiting at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2023 to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on February 1-4, 2023. The Equinox team will be available throughout the conference at Booth #114T to say hello and share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. [Full Announcement].