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July 24, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate Director Richard Roedel to retire from Board of Directors. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced that Richard Roedel will retire from the Board of Directors for health reasons, effective December 31, 2024. The Board expects Valeria Alberola, a member of the Board since May 2021, and a member of its Audit and Finance Committees, to succeed Mr. Roedel as Chair of the Audit Committee. [Full Announcement].

IOP Publishing IOP Publishing extends scope of Progress in Energy as part of prestigious new journal series. IOP Publishing is extending the remit of its journal Progress in Energy by accepting high-impact original research articles alongside its well-recognised review programme. Progress in Energy is part of a developing new Progress In series, that builds on the reputation of IOPP's prestigious journal Reports on Progress in Physics and is designed to unite communities looking to advance and explore progressive research across the physical sciences.   [Full Announcement].

Big Ten Academic Alliance Big Ten Academic Alliance + Next Generation Library Publishing Announce the Launch of a Pilot Project Big Ten Academic Alliance + Next Generation Library Publishing Announce the Launch of a Pilot Project. The Big Ten Academic Alliance announced a partnership with the Next Generation Library Publishing project. This collaboration aims to test and enhance infrastructure solutions for academy-owned scholarly publishing programs that are open source, community-led, and rooted in academic values. The pilot project will create a unified discovery layer for the diverse publishing platforms of participating libraries, presenting them as a single, shared collection of open access materials. Through this BTAA-funded initiative, Penn State University Libraries and Indiana University Libraries will work with the NGLP team to implement the Meru display layer, enhancing infrastructure and service models specifically for the BTAA. The project will involve migrating select content from the partners' catalogs into the NGLP ecosystem, improving interface design, and expanding the types of content displayed. The goal is to support and strengthen academy-owned scholarly publishers with scalable solutions [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Libby promotes literacy as proud sponsor of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Lakers Literacy Program. As the NBA basketball season draws closer, Libby, the award-winning library reading app from OverDrive, proudly announces its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Lakers Literacy League. As a participating sponsor, Libby and the Lakers will encourage all Laker fans to embrace the lifelong benefits of reading by promoting the resources of their local libraries. Building upon OverDrive's 20+ years of supporting community libraries and literacy, the innovative sponsorship supports the mission of the Lakers Literacy League, the Lakers Girls book club, and a variety of unique community activities. This multi-year sponsorship kicks off with the 2024-25 season and marks a long-term commitment to supporting California libraries. [Full Announcement].

Blackstone Publishing Piedmont Regional Library System launches Blackstone Unlimited Audio: A breakthrough in library audiobook access. Blackstone Publishing announced that Piedmont Regional Library System, along with nine additional library systems in Georgia, have launched Blackstone Unlimited Audio. Boasting the Largest Always-Available Collection of Adult and Children's downloadable audiobooks, Blackstone Unlimited Audio offers over 6,500 titles, with a commitment to continuously expanding its offerings. Blackstone Unlimited Audio provides a fixed flat rate, eliminating additional fees and making premium audiobooks accessible without straining library budgets. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 2024

Soutron Global St Edmund Hall at University of Oxford makes historic archives accessible with Soutron. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, today reports that St Edmund Hall, a historic college at the University of Oxford, uses Soutron, a modern web-based archiving system, to make their archives available to researchers, scholars, and the public. The use of Soutron Archive marks a significant advancement in the management and accessibility of the college's extensive historical archives, ensuring continued relevance and discoverability. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Dyna AI now available for DynaMedex and Dynamic Health. EBSCO Information Services' Clinical Decisions introduces Dyna AI, a generative artificial intelligence capability that surfaces the information clinicians need at the point of care faster than ever. Dyna AI will be available for Dynamic Health and DynaMedex, retrieving industry-leading, trusted evidence-based, expert-curated responses for clinicians, redefining clinical decision support. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate acquires Rowan TELS to enhance support for patent practitioners. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced it has acquired Rowan TELS Corp. through a subsidiary. Rowan TELS Corp. is the provider of Rowan Patents – an integrated patent drafting and prosecution solution specially designed for patent practitioners to establish and protect patents more effectively. Clarivate enables organizations worldwide to confidently create, manage and protect critical intellectual property assets with solutions for the entire IP lifecycle. This acquisition will enable Clarivate to extend its workflow automation solutions beyond its market-leading IP management and intelligence capabilities, delivering new comprehensive and integrated solutions to support patent preparation, filing and prosecution. It also positions Clarivate to provide patent practitioners in this emerging market with automation and responsible artificial intelligence-enabled solutions that facilitate the efficient delivery of high-quality patent applications. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners and staff participate in the Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute. A ByWater Solutions team member served as mentor in this year's Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute, and several partners were participants and mentors. Elise Aiello, Partner Engagement Specialist served as a mentor to Yashikah Clayton of the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Well-being for Library Workers: Webinar Highlights. If so, or if you are not sure but you care about your personal wellness and the wellness of your community, watch a recording of the Well-being for Library Workers webinar hosted by Innovative, featuring international library consultant and former ALA President and recent ALA award winner Loida Garcia-Febo. In this session, Loida took a holistic approach to wellness, sharing vital information as well as tips and strategies to promote well-being in ourselves, in our libraries, and throughout our communities. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Mid-Hudson Library System launches modern patron email notices through LX Starter for consortia. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York is the first library consortium to launch LX Starter for consortia, providing all member patrons with modern, engaging email notices. LX Starter takes patron email notices to the next level, offering libraries a modern design experience that includes a selection of templates to appeal to different audiences. Included for all Sierra and Polaris libraries, LX Starter gives libraries an easy-to-use design tool and email circulation notices integrated with the ILS, without the need to purchase additional third-party services or integrations. [Full Announcement].

July 19, 2024

Lucidea Lucidea brings ILS and KM updates to AALL 2024 Annual Conference. Lucidea, developer of market-leading ILS and KM software SydneyDigital, GeniePlus, and Presto will attend this year's American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference from July 20th through 23rd, 2024 in Chicago, IL. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association ALA praises FCC vote to make Wi-Fi hotspots eligible for E-rate funding. The American Library Association (ALA) enthusiastically greeted today's vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing libraries and schools to use tens of millions of dollars in federal E-rate funding each year to purchase Wi-Fi hotspots for lending. The new policy is a keystone of FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's Learn Without Limits proposal, announced at ALA Annual Conference in June 2023, to meet increasing connectivity needs nationwide by expanding and modernizing the E-rate program. [Full Announcement].

Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute joins PALCI, becomes 78th Member Library. The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation announced that the Libraries at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, an institution long-heralded for its legacy in change-making, especially in scientific and technological advancements, has joined the consortium's membership effective July 1. RPI became the 78th member of PALCI, alongside Le Moyne College, another new PALCI member library from the upstate New York region. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Navigating Declining Attendance: Challenges and Strategies in Higher Education. In recent times, declining attendance rates have emerged as a pressing concern across higher education institutions globally. According to Jack Grove, a reporter from Times Higher Education, post-COVID attendance dips have been exacerbated by financial strains, compelling many students to prioritize work over classes.  Can campus mobile apps enhance attendance rates? Absolutely. By utilizing Attendance capture features, institutions can manage classroom logistics efficiently and support administrative tasks like visa extensions and financial aid processing. These apps also enable personalized engagement through notifications and integrated service access, enhancing student satisfaction and retention.  Ex Libris offers the campusM app, a mobile app designed to transform the student experience. With intuitive design and comprehensive features, including Attendance capture and personalized notifications, campusM promotes student engagement and academic success.   [Full Announcement].

July 18, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate to partner with OhioLINK and SearchOhio to create a new unified library experience across the state of Ohio. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced a partnership with OhioLINK, Ohio's academic library consortium, and SearchOhio, a consortium of Ohio public libraries, to develop a new library resource sharing consortial experience. Through this partnership Clarivate will unify OhioLINK and SearchOhio's resource sharing platforms to enhance library user experiences and services, improve operational efficiencies and build upon existing consortia collaboration. The new solution is expected to be implemented by mid-year in 2025. The new solution will integrate OhioLINK and SearchOhio's existing INN-Reach platforms, part of Innovative, into a single new consortial experience. It will deliver an intuitive and seamless user experience through a unified view of and access to library materials from 45 public library systems and 87 institutions across the state of Ohio. The streamlined user interface will make it easy for patrons to discover library resources and explore new content, improving learning outcomes. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate BioWorld by Clarivate celebrates nine wins at 2024 APEX awards. BioWorld published by Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, has been honored with nine 2024 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. This achievement underscores the BioWorld mission to deliver superior journalistic excellence, data-driven analysis and cutting-edge digital publishing. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Essen Public Library to modernize its library system with OCLC's BIBLIOTHECAnext. OCLC welcomes Essen Public Library as the most recent major public library to announce the move from its current library system to BIBLIOTHECAnext, the newest generation of the market-leading system used by some 4,000 libraries in German-speaking countries in Europe. Large public libraries such as Frankfurt, Bielefeld, and Vienna are already working with BIBLIOTHECAnext. Other major users of the OCLC software include the public libraries in Bremen, Leipzig, Dresden, and Wuppertal. [Full Announcement].

IOP Publishing IOP Publishing launches series of open access journals dedicated to machine learning and artificial intelligence for the sciences. IOP Publishing (IOPP) is launching the world's first series of open access journals dedicated to the application and development of machine learning and artificial intelligence for the sciences. The new multidisciplinary Machine Learning series will collectively cover applications of ML and AI across the physical sciences, engineering, biomedicine and health, and environmental and earth science. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions American Library Association Conference 2024 wrap-up. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, attended the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, California. We were thrilled to see so many of our partners, library colleagues, and fellow vendors in attendance. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces July 2024 Community Giveback winner. ByWater Solutions announced that the Woburn Public Library in Massachusetts was the July 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback award. The library is a part of the Minuteman Library Network. The funds will be used to support the purchase of a new iPad for the library. [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix announces partnership with Library Market. SirsiDynix, a leading provider of library technology solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Library Market, a premier marketing and web development agency. The collaboration, which is fueled by a shared commitment to connecting libraries with their communities, will make Library Market's LibraryCalendar event management system available to SirsiDynix customers. One of the only creative firms dedicated exclusively to uplifting libraries, Library Market offers three core marketing and technology products: LibraryWebsite, LibraryBrand, and LibraryCalendar. LibraryCalendar, a fully integrated event and room management system, equips library professionals with the tools they need to seamlessly direct and promote library programming. With an intuitive user interface, settings that adapt to support libraries of all sizes, easy ILS integration, and more, LibraryCalendar helps libraries both meaningfully engage their patrons and expand their reach. [Full Announcement].

EveryLibrary EveryLibrary partners with Take Your Child to the Library Day for awareness building and training initiative ahead of Take Your Child to the Library Day 2025. EveryLibrary is announced its partnership with Take Your Child to the Library Day to host a webinar series for librarians aimed at building momentum ahead of the 2025 Take Your Child to the Library Day in February. Take Your Child to the Library Day, an annual event held on the first Saturday of February, is an initiative of the Connecticut Library Consortium and public libraries in all 50 states. The day is dedicated to bringing families to public libraries. Libraries nationwide have historically participated, creating programs and activities designed to encourage families to visit the library. [Full Announcement].

July 17, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC Pioneers Collective Licensing Solution for Content Usage in Internal AI Systems. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced the availability of artificial intelligence re-use rights within its Annual Copyright Licenses, an enterprise-wide content licensing solution offering rights from millions of works to businesses that subscribe. The inclusion of AI re-use rights makes the ACL the first-ever collective licensing solution for the internal use of copyrighted materials in AI systems. The license enables participating rightsholders to fulfill the needs of companies that require an efficient way to legally acquire the rights to use copyrighted materials within AI systems for internal use. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions The Aspen 24.07 release includes more than 60 updates for libraries!. Although the updates this month touched on most aspects of Aspen, the areas of search and indexing, accessibility, and translations saw the most improvements. Updates to search and indexing include changes to how “by” in titles is handled for grouped work matching, improvements to format detection, and making sure that searches with special characters are handled correctly for more niche use cases such as subject headings. Improvements to Aspen Discovery and LiDA for translations ensure that all messages within Aspen, whether they originate from the ILS, an econtent provider, or Aspen itself are translatable and that those translations are also available in LiDA. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO eBooks receives maximum score in ASPIRE E-Books accessibility audit. EBSCO Information Services has been named a leading e-book provider for the fifth year in a row by the ASPIREverified Accessibility Audit. Developed by textBOX and McNaught Consultancy, ASPIRE recognizes publishers and platforms who present a transparent position on accessibility of their content and user interface. ASPIREverified Audit Scores empower libraries to make informed vendor decisions based on data-driven insights rather than subjective criteria. [Full Announcement].

Freedom to Read Foundation Registration open for Intellectual Freedom In Libraries: a course collaboration of FTRF and Emporia State University. The Freedom to Read Foundation announced a new educational collaboration with the Emporia State University School of Library & Information Management in Emporia, Kansas. The first offering of this collaboration is Intellectual Freedom in Libraries, course number LI861XK which begins August 19, 2024. Registration is open through August 30, 2024, and students enrolled in any LIS program in the U.S. are welcome to enroll. The course examines intellectual freedom as a core value of librarianship and a foundational principle for library professionals. Students will learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom practices and policies as a key component of professional practice in multiple types of libraries and information services. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate Annual G20 Scorecard examines global research and innovation trends across G20 members. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, released its annual G20 scorecard, compiled by expert analysts and data scientists at the Institute for Scientific Information. The annual G20 research and innovation scorecard examines the research and innovation capabilities of each G20 member through dynamic, interactive data visualizations. This year, for the first time, the report includes data for the European Union and the G20's new permanent member, the African Union. The scorecard is designed for the responsible evaluation of the research and innovation capabilities of the G20 members, including new data points that illuminate collaborative impact and demonstrate the effect of research and innovation on society in the form of patent to paper citations. [Full Announcement].

Lucidea Lucidea attending SLA 2024 Conference with exciting new ILS updates. Lucidea, developer of market-leading ILS and KM software SydneyDigital, GeniePlus, and Presto will attend this year's Special Libraries Association Conference on July 14-16 in Kingston, RI. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate to report second quarter 2024 results on August 6, 2024. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced today it will report its financial results for the second quarter 2024 before the market opens on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. The press release and earnings supplement, with accompanying financial information, will be available on the Clarivate investor website at https://ir.clarivate.com. [Full Announcement].

Atlas Systems, Inc. Atlas Systems sponsors the Access Services Conference. Atlas Systems, a trusted leader in developing workflow management software solutions for resource sharing and special collections, is sponsoring the Access Services Conference being held in Atlanta, Georgia from November 15-16, 2023. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink Information Centers wraps up BIALL and CALL. Softlink Information Centers staff attended the British & Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference in Leeds, UK, and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries Conference in Montreal, Canada. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink Information Centers to attend AALL annual conference. Softlink Information Centers will be attending the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from July 20-23. Attendees can visit booth #320 to meet Matt Coy and Jeovanny Riveria, who will be available to answer questions, discuss the future of library and knowledge management solutions and demonstrate our cutting-edge suite of products. For more information about the conference, visit AALL Conference. [Full Announcement].

July 15, 2024

Naseej Mohammed Al-Mana College of Medical Sciences chooses Medad Campus Management Platform. In a significant move to enhance the learning experience and streamline administrative processes, Naseej for Technology, a leader in innovative technology solutions for the education sector, has announced a strategic partnership with Mohammed Al-Mana College of Medical Sciences (MACHS) to implement the groundbreaking Medad Campus Management Platform (Medad CMP). This comprehensive suite of academic management modules is poised to revolutionize how MACHS manages and supports its academic and administrative functions. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Industries announces Annie Callanan as new CEO of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO Industries announced the appointment of Annie Callanan as the new CEO of EBSCO Information Services, effective August 5, 2024. Callanan will replace Tim Collins, who announced his retirement in January after serving as CEO of EIS for more than 40 years. Having formerly served as COO of ProQuest, CEO of Quantros, and most recently as CEO of Taylor & Francis, Callanan has spent the past two decades focusing on strategically growing innovative and profitable businesses in the knowledge and information services sector. [Full Announcement].

July 12, 2024

Unique Management Services NOBLE Consortium (MA) launches MessageBee SMS notifications. Unique Library announced the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the North of Boston Library Exchange consortium this week. Patrons will receive notifications from the library via SMS notifications, creating a new channel for their patrons. [Full Announcement].

July 11, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions and Penticton Public Library recognized for excellence in accessibility. ByWater Solutions and the Penticton Public Library, a ByWater partner library in Canada, were recognized by the National Network for Equitable Library Service for excellence in accessibility. The NNELS recently reviewed the Penticton Public Library's website and catalog and gave an outstanding review. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Chester County Library System uses Vega Promote to connect with their community. Innovative, part of Clarivate, celebrates the Chester County Library System's use of Vega Promote to send library marketing emails to their community. [Full Announcement].

Biblioteca Nacional de España La BNE cambia su sistema de gestión bibliotecaria. The National Library of Spain will be migrating to Ex Libris Alma from SirsiDynix Symphony. En las próximas semanas la BNE sustituirá su actual sistema de gestión bibliotecaria, que es la herramienta que sustenta el catálogo en línea, así como la mayor parte de los procesos bibliotecarios: préstamo, catalogación, adquisiciones, gestión de publicaciones seriadas, etc. La Biblioteca ya ha afrontado con anterioridad diferentes procesos de migración de sistemas bibliotecarios, desde Sabini y Ariadna, a finales de los años 80 del siglo pasado, hasta llegar a Unicorn en 2007 y posteriormente Symphony en 2017, sistema al que ahora sustituye Alma. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate launches Academia AI Advisory Council. Clarivate has been been partnering with its community to develop a broad range of Academic AI solutions, grounded in authoritative content and leveraging a robust Academic AI Platform. Now, to advance the conversation on these pressing issues, Clarivate announced the formation of the Clarivate Academia AI Advisory Council, first revealed earlier this year. [Full Announcement].

July 10, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate reveals first year of Unitary Patent Court litigation activity. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, launched the report One year later in the UPC: First insights from Darts-ip, which analyzes litigation data from the Unitary Patent Court's inaugural year. The analysis sheds light on the future direction of the UPC and its continued role alongside the European national courts and other major global patent jurisdictions. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association New Public Library Technology Survey report details digital equity roles. The Public Library Association published the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey report. The national survey updates emerging trends around technology capacity, resources for patrons, infrastructure, digital literacy, and staffing in U.S. public libraries. This data is vital to understand how libraries serve as hubs of knowledge and innovation in our communities and continue to evolve to meet patron needs. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Rockefeller Archive Center joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Rockefeller Archive Center has joined the OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) as a Partner. The RAC collects, manages, preserves, and provides broad and equitable access to the historical records of philanthropy and other efforts to work on behalf of the public good to inspire critical analysis and contribution of knowledge to diverse learning communities throughout the world. It holds the archives of a large and growing number of philanthropic institutions, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and many other foundations and civil society organizations, as well as the papers of individuals associated with these organizations. [Full Announcement].

RBmedia RBmedia to acquire Dreamscape Media. RBmedia, a premier global audiobook publisher, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dreamscape Media, an award-winning publisher of audiobooks, which includes Dreamscape Publishing and Dreamscape Select. Dreamscape Publishing acquires, produces, and distributes audiobooks in over 60 countries. Dreamscape Select offers audiobook support services to self-published authors. [Full Announcement].

Wiley Wiley Appoints Matthew Kissner as President and CEO. Wiley, a global leader in research and learning, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Matthew Kissner as president and CEO, following a successful interim period. Kissner has been with Wiley in a leadership, board, or consulting role for over 20 years, including as Interim President and CEO, Group Executive, and Board Chair. Prior to Wiley, he held leadership positions with Pitney Bowes, Bankers Trust, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett Book eFairs registration now open for PreK-8 schools in US. Educators may now schedule dates for Follett Book eFairs, which it was announced last month are returning after debuting four years ago. The new iteration of online book fairs, available to all PreK-8 schools in the United States, are timed conveniently for back to school in September. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Discovery Service now offering ClinicalKey from Elsevier. Mutual subscribers of EBSCO Discovery Servic from EBSCO Information Services and Elsevier's ClinicalKey can now discover and access journal articles and book chapters indexed from ClinicalKey within EBSCO Discovery Service. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Springshare partners with Brodart to launch reading recommendation service for public libraries. Springshare and Brodart announced the launch of an exciting new reading recommendation service, Patron Point My Reads. With this collaboration, users of the Patron Point marketing and automation platform can draw on robust title information provided by Brodart to automatically generate eye-catching monthly newsletters that feature reading lists on specific genres and topics. [Full Announcement].

NISO Preliminary program for NISO Plus Global/Online now available. The 2024 NISO Plus Global/Online conference (September 17–18) is just over two months away! As with all NISO Plus events, the focus is on identifying problems in the scholarly ecosystem that the community can solve together, and the format will foster conversation during the sessions, empowering attendees to be a part of any solutions that might emerge. And as the early bird registration deadline (August 9) approaches, we are excited to announce that our preliminary program is now available. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Libby's upcoming July 2024 release. OverDrive announced the July 2024 release of the Libby app, which will go live later this month. It introduces important improvements based on reader and partner feedback. This release brings new features, thoughtfully refines the user experience, and makes the app feel even more like the digital branch of the library. [Full Announcement].

July 9, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Global to exhibit their archive management solution at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Chicago. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announces their upcoming attendance at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Chicago August 15-17. At the Archives*Records 2024 meeting, attendees will find Soutron at booth #308 to see a demonstration of Soutron's modern archive management system. With the Soutron Archive Management System, archivists can solidify their role as vital guardians of information and knowledge, ensuring material accessibility and continued relevance. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2024

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Promote releases fresh email templates and unsubscribe automations. Innovative, Part of Clarivate announced the most recent release of Vega Promote for email marketing which includes a refresh on the out-of-the box email templates adding over 100 professionally-designed, customizable email marketing templates. This release also includes a new, one-click unsubscribe email header automatically added to all emails to support sender reputation and compliance with new anti-spam guidelines. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative collaborates with Baker & Taylor to streamline the ordering process for library materials. Innovative, Part of Clarivate, announced a deeper collaboration with Baker & Taylor, releasing an enhanced integration between the Polaris integrated library system and Title Source 360 ordering system, further streamlining the materials ordering process for libraries. This improved integration gives library staff a one-step ordering process without requiring additional ILS workflow steps for the library to prepare for the materials. Once library staff order materials through Title Source 360, they will not need to touch their Polaris ILS while Baker & Taylor bibliographic records are shared automatically with the library's Polaris system. With that information, Polaris will automatically create the purchase order needed and send it to Baker & Taylor while also assessing the new records and deduplicating them per the library's guidelines. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett's content business reintroduces itself as Follett Content Solutions. Follett Content Solutions announced it is now its own business entity. The company has a new name, logo, and website, all while staying true to its mission to empower the success of schools and get books in the hands of students. [Full Announcement].

July 6, 2024

Lucidea Lucidea announces SydneyDigital, the ILS for a digital-first world. Lucidea has announced that SydneyEnterprise, the leading ILS leveraged daily by global clients for over 35 years, is now SydneyDigital. With SydneyDigital, Lucidea's special library clients enjoy a suite of innovative capabilities to manage both physical and digital knowledge assets, delivering a single venue for all their organizational intelligence, no matter where it resides, or what form it takes. [Full Announcement].

July 5, 2024

Ex Libris Universidad San Sebastian joins expanding Alma Community in Latin America. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate announced that the Library Network at Universidad San Sebastian is modernizing its library technology by adopting Alma as its next library management system and will also benefit from advanced library discovery service, Primo. This unified resource management and discovery platform upgrade prepares the university to best meet the current and future needs of both the academic and research community. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Danbury Library first to launch Springshare's LibPost. Springshare announced that Danbury Public Library, based in Danbury, Connecticut, is the first to implement the company's new mover postcard service, LibPost. With this initiative, Danbury Library will send quarterly postcards inviting new residents to visit the library and make use of their resources. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover new releases include accessibility, security, and user experience improvements. Innovative, Part of Clarivate delivers new releases to the Vega Discover discovery interface every two weeks including new functionality, user-suggested enhancements, and bug fixes. These releases are automatically deployed at every Vega Discover library giving libraries immediate access to new features. [Full Announcement].

July 3, 2024

Axiell Axiell launches AI Tool to enrich cultural databases and enhance linked data. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announces the launch of its AI Tool for collections database enrichment. The Tool provides curatorial and collections management teams with cutting-edge technology to analyze and enhance Collections and Thesauri records over 10 times faster than a human, supporting records enrichment with speed at an unprecedented scale. To ensure alignment with market needs, the Tool has been developed in close collaboration with Axiell's customer community. [Full Announcement].

July 2, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate identifies six breakthrough MedTech trends in 2024 set to unlock new industry opportunities. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced the release of the MedTech Trends to Watch 2024 report, the second installment in a two-part series offering a predictive analysis of emerging trends shaping the MedTech industry. Highlighting both challenges—such as economic uncertainty, regulatory shifts and fragile supply chains—and opportunities such as the rise of ambulatory surgical centers and AI in MedTech, the report provides a comprehensive outlook on industry trajectory. [Full Announcement].

4Science Lyrasis partners with 4Science to improve ORCID functionality in DSpace. Lyrasis, the organizational home for the DSpace open source repository software community, will be partnering with 4Science to implement improvements to the ORCID API integration functionality in DSpace, as part of their 2024 ORCID Global Participation Fund grant. Lyrasis chose 4Science as implementation partner for the technical integration work needed to improve ORCID functionality for DSpace users around the world and meet ORCID's integration best practices. ORCID provides unique, digital, persistent identifiers for individual researchers. [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science will be GOLD Sponsor at the DLF Forum in Michigan. 4Science announced that for the second year in a row, it will be a GOLD Sponsor at the DLF Forum. [Full Announcement].

Exact Editions Exact Editions partners with the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) on a deal for research libraries. Exact Editions has partnered with the Greater Western Library Alliance to provide a deal for select research libraries across the United States, available until the 1st of July 2025. The deal includes discounted prices on bundles of titles. The research libraries can select from over 180 esteemed titles across the Exact Editions platform, spanning a range of research areas, including science, music, geography, art and more. Exact Editions aims to provide academic libraries with the opportunity to invest in a diverse assortment of digital resources for their students. [Full Announcement].

Mackin Educational Resources MackinVision receives its 1st Best of Show Award at ISTE Live 2024. Mackin's brand-new, whole-school resource and library management system was awarded the prestigious Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at this year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Denver, CO. The award marks MackinVision's very first national award since it was released in April of 2024. The award spotlights products and services that show the greatest promise for educators and students, according to the country's most tech-savvy educators. The judges from Tech & Learning rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology. [Full Announcement].

Mackin Educational Resources MackinVIA receives Its 8th Best of Show Award at ISTE Live 2024. The free MackinVIA digital content management platform was awarded the prestigious Tech & Learning Best of Show Award for the eighth time at this year's International Society for Technology in Education conference in Denver, CO. The award spotlights products and services that show the greatest promise for educators and students, according to the country's most tech-savvy educators. The judges from Tech & Learning rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality,effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2024

Ex Libris National Library of Australia selects Rapido. The National Library of Australia has chosen Rapido, an interlibrary loan system developed by Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, to support its resource-sharing services. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Celebrating a sharing community: 5 years since the RapidILL acquisition by Ex Libris. RapidILL is an interlibrary-loan system tailored for book chapters and articles. It integrates with the library's ILL system to automate the lending and borrowing mediation process. Built around a community of reciprocal users, RapidILL has a request fulfillment rate of 96% and an average delivery time of less than 10 hours. Colorado State University developed RapidILL following a massive flood in 1997 to borrow missing resources. This service, RapidILL, eventually grew into a system for easily sharing materials among libraries. Ex Libris acquired RapidILL in 2019. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Expanding Your Library Analytics with LibraryIQ. If you're interested in improving the data-driven decision-making at your library through better reporting and analytics, then you may be interested in our recent webinar on Expanding Your Library Analytics with LibraryIQ. [Full Announcement].

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Revolutionizing Law Enforcement: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Launches Cutting-Edge AI Application to Enhance Public Safety. LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the inclusion of artificial intelligence functionality in its industry-leading solution, LexisNexis Accurint Virtual Crime Center. Utilizing the LexisNexis Public Safety Data Exchange database of crime incidents contributed by over 2,100 agencies nationwide, LexisNexis Risk Solutions is now automating the identification of crime trends and providing law enforcement customers with a proactive means to efficiently review data with its newest feature, Accurint AI Insights. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. St. Louis County Library District amplifies programming with Vega Program. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the St. Louis County Library District in Missouri is using Vega Program to help organize and publicize library events, and to allow their community to register for these events and book meeting rooms. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions The 24.06 Aspen release improves format determination for Discovery and login for LiDA. The 24.06 Aspen Release focuses on providing new settings and better tools to help librarians using Aspen understand and control how Aspen indexes and displays records. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Evergreen Indiana Consortium launches MessageBee SMS notifications. Unique Library announces the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the Indiana Evergreen consortium this week. Patrons will receive notifications from the library via SMS notifications, creating a new channel for their patrons. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Woodruff Community Library (AZ) Launches Material Recovery from Unique. Woodruff Community Library of Navajo County District and Member libraries in northeast Arizona has started Material Recovery service from Unique. It is the first time that the library has worked with the Jeffersonville, Indiana company, and is among over 50 libraries in the state of Arizona to use Unique Management to improve their patron experience. The Material Recovery service will ensure that shelves are stocked and the maximum amount of materials are available to patron of Woodruff Community Library. [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. SirsiDynix, a leading provider of library technology solutions, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, the largest library event of the year. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces 2024 EBSCO Solar Grant winners. Information Services will award $300,000 in grants spread amongst five libraries: Biblioteca Daniel Cosío Villegas, Mexico; Royal Oak Public Library, Michigan; Williamsville Public Library, Illinois; Carnegie Public Library, Arkansas; and The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine Library, Texas. These libraries will receive an EBSCO Solar grant to help pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures. [Full Announcement].

June 27, 2024

OCLC 31 new libraries sign on to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services platform. In the last six months, 31 new libraries have signed on to use OCLC's WorldShare Management Services (WMS), the fully integrated library services platform designed to meet the needs of modern libraries. In addition, other libraries have signed extended renewals of WMS this year, reinforcing their commitment to OCLC's shared data network and technology for more efficient workflows. More than 850 libraries have signed on to use WMS worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale Literature Resource Center enhances to support primary source literacy and instruction in the classroom. ale, part of Cengage Group has made major enhancements to Gale Literature Resource Center (LRC). The company has added new curated sets of primary sources and historical documents along with a host of other new and improved features to support primary source literacy and instruction. Developed based on user feedback, these updates were designed to make conceptualizing primary source documents easier for students who are less familiar using these resources, as well as provide instructors and librarians with content to contextualize literary works and serve as models to support primary source literacy. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services INSPIRE enhances resources available from EBSCO Information Services. INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library, has extended its contract with EBSCO Information Services, enhancing product offerings to provide a robust collection of online resources to all residents of Indiana who have Internet access at school, home, in their library or at their place of business. [Full Announcement].

collectionHQ collectionHQ announces launch into the academic library market. collectionHQ, the global provider of library collection improvement solutions, has announced the launch of a brand-new product, cHQacademic for academic libraries. cHQacademic will harness the same technology that has been tried and tested by librarians to help academic library professionals make informed, efficient decisions about their collections and enhance the student experience. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate report demonstrates societal impact of digital health research and innovation growth. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released a Global Research Report from the Institute for Scientific Information. The report integrates and interprets multiple data sources from across Clarivate portfolios to highlight the academic and societal benefits of the rapidly evolving landscape of digital health. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO Publishes Recommended Practice for the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern. The National Information Standards Organization announced the publication of the Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern Recommended Practice. Funding for the CREC Working Group as well as for research at the University of Illinois' Reducing the Inadvertent Spread of Retracted Science project, which aided Working Group deliberations and decisions, was generously provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris An exciting newly designed Summon webpage is on the Ex Libris website. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is proud to unveil its redesigned webpage for Summon discovery services, marking a significant milestone in our long-term brand migration strategy and unwavering dedication to our Think forward ethos. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris University of Science and Technology of China selects Alma for e-resource Management. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that the University of Science and Technology of China will upgrade its e-resource management capabilities through Alma. The use of Alma Starter will better suit the expanding set of vast e-resources available at USTC, strengthen resource discovery through its seamless integration with Primo, and enable the library to take advantage of new artificial intelligence technologies in development across both services. [Full Announcement].

Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS debuts new federal resource, InformationLiteracy.gov, at American Library Association Conference. The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services released InformationLiteracy.gov, a website with specialized tools and resources designed for library and museum professionals to engage diverse communities in developing critical information literacy skills. The website and resources will debut at the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, California. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2024

NISO Ginny Barbour to deliver keynote address at NISO Plus 2024 Global/Online. We are delighted to announce that Professor Virginia Barbour, Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology, will deliver one of two keynote addresses at the NISO Plus 2024 Global/Online conference. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Katherine Perdue. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support announced that Katherine Perdue has joined the ByWater Solutions team. [Full Announcement].

hoopla hoopla Digital announces latest BingePasses with TN Marketing, expanding current offerings with educational and instructional courses to libraries. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, today announced Get Healthy U TV BingePass, joining two recently-launched BingePasses from Craftsy as a part of an expanded partnership with TN Marketing, a global video streaming service focused on creating and cultivating communities by engaging people with their passions. [Full Announcement].

hoopla Pottermore Publishing and hoopla Digital bring the original Harry Potter audiobooks to libraries for the first time. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, today announced, together with Pottermore Publishing, the global digital Harry Potter publisher, that the highly-requested Harry Potter audiobook series –– as narrated by award-winning actor Stephen Fry –– will be made available to public libraries and their patrons in the U.S. and Canada for the first time ever starting July 1. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Check Out Your Library events and campaigns to reconnect Americans with their local libraries. OverDrive announced the launch of “Check Out Your Library,” a movement designed to introduce and reacquaint millions of Americans with the invaluable resources and stories housed within their public libraries. This initiative aims to celebrate and elevate the role of libraries and librarians as community cornerstones across the United States. By promoting local events and programming, it aims to draw new and returning patrons to explore the amazing resources and offerings of their local libraries. [Full Announcement].

June 25, 2024

Clarivate US News releases 2024-2025 Best Global Universities Rankings. US News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and consumer advice, published the 2024-2025 Best Global Universities rankings, which evaluate more than 2,250 schools on academic research and reputation. The new edition includes universities from more than 100 countries. [Full Announcement].

FE Technologies FE Technologies to unveil V6 Self Loan at ALA 2024 San Diego. FE Technologies will announce the unveiling of the V6 Self Loan Station at ALA 2024 in San Diego. Elevate your library experience with the cutting-edge V6 that surpasses the V5 standard by embodying both sophistication and essential features demanded by modern libraries. Designed using the same design engineering firm that created the Envoy Software Ux , the V6 is designed to sustain a future-proof solution, ensuring a seamless transition for libraries towards modern technology. [Full Announcement].

NISO Call for Participation for NISO CCLIP Consortia Working Group. The IMLS-funded Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project and its associated Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Infrastructure Project continue to build greater community collaboration in smart collection management and promote access to collections by improving institutional efficiency through partnership. The CCLP seeks to overcome serious barriers to broader implementations of cooperative collections management, including the lack of available vendor-neutral interoperable systems, adequate governance and decision-making frameworks, and assessment tools. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions What's Libki all about? Join ByWater Solutions for a Webinar to learn more. Interested in learning more about Libki, the cross-platform Open Source computer reservation, time and print management system? Please join us for this 45 minute webinar where we will show off all the features of Libki including reservations, mobile printing, administration and more. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2024

TIND San Francisco Public Library selects TIND Digital Archive. The San Francisco Public Library has selected TIND Digital Archive to preserve and showcase their digital collections, including over 50.000 photographs, manuscripts and oral histories. SFPL is migrating from Islandora to TIND DA because of its robust digital preservation features, efficient metadata management and user-friendly interface. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate launches IP Collaboration Hub. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, launched the IP Collaboration Hub at the 2024 Clarivate Ignite conference held in San Diego, U.S. The new solution integrates with Clarivate IP management systems to provide a central hub for collaborating with local agents worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium launches Alma and Primo. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium and its member libraries have successfully launched the Alma library management system and Primo discovery service. USMAI becomes the forty-seventh collaborative network to modernize its lib [Full Announcement].

OCLC New OCLC position paper articulates the value of linked data to the library community. OCLC, the worldwide leader in library cataloging and metadata services, has released “Linked data: The future of library cataloging,” a position paper that articulates the value that linked data can bring to library catalogs, and the tools already available to help ease libraries into creating a more interconnected experience for information seekers. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox announces Q2 open source project contributions for Evergreen ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced Q2 open source project contributions to Evergreen ILS. Equinox worked closely with two long standing partners: the Evergreen Community Development Initiative and the King County Library System to design and develop these new features and updates. With KCLS, Equinox continued to work on accessibility improvements in the Evergreen staff catalog. Equinox worked with ECDI to update the existing Record Buckets feature. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with koha-US to raise money for the Koha Community for 4th year in a row. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that their annual Koha Community Challenge raised over $1,500.00 for koha-US and the Koha Community. 60 Community members participated in the month-long challenge logging over 2,000 miles for the month of May. [Full Announcement].

Villanova University VuFind 10.0 Released. Version 10.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has been released. This major release has a strong focus on modernization and forward compatibility, significantly modernizing the project's user interface and back-end database code. However, it offers more than “under the hood” improvements, as it also adds some significant new features, fixes several bugs, and makes improvements to translations, compatibility and accessibility. [Full Announcement].

Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Saint Mary's College awarded PALNI Library Innovation Grant. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana has awarded an $8,000 Library Innovation Grant to Saint Mary's College. This grant will support Cushwa-Leighton Library's project, "You Belong in the Library," aimed at fostering a more inclusive and welcoming environment for first-generation students. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2024

EBSCO Information Services 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced. The 2024 John Cotton Dana Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association's Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. [Full Announcement].

Knosys Libero enhances customer service with onsite visits. Libero, by Knosys, announced the continuation of its successful complimentary health checks, a key component of its enhanced customer support strategy that began last year. This initiative underscores Libero's commitment to helping libraries maximise the benefits of the Libero Library Management System through personalised, face-to-face support. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Catch presentations from librarian guest presenters and Springshare experts at booth #2635. Springshare will be hosting exciting flash presentations at Booth #2635 in the ALA Library Marketplace in San Diego, CA from June 28 to July 1. The lineup includes librarian guest presenters from public, academic, and school libraries who will be sharing how they have implemented Springshare Tools to support, expand, and enhance their library services. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Sierra 6.2 release includes user-requested features and interoperability development for the future. Innovative, Part of Clarivate, announced that Sierra 6.2 is now generally available for all customers and includes new features requested by Sierra users through Idea Exchange as well as user experience enhancements, API developments, and foundational work for future releases. [Full Announcement].

June 20, 2024

IOP Publishing First original research papers published in IOP Publishing's prestigious journal Reports on Progress in Physics. IOP Publishing has published the first original research papers in its flagship journal, Reports on Progress in Physics, adding to its 90-year legacy as one of the world's most authoritative sources of physics review content. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate reveals world's leading and trusted journals with the 2024 Journal Citation Reports. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released the 2024 update to the Journal Citation Reports. The reports provide an essential and comprehensive resource of high-quality journals, ranked by field to enable academic institutions, researchers and publishers to gauge the significance of journals in the global research landscape. Changes to journal rankings include the addition of the Emerging Sources Citation Index. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Europe NESCOT chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. North East Surrey College of Technology has chosen PTFS Europe to host and support its Koha system. PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to NESCOT to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future. [Full Announcement].

SAGE Sage's 10-Year Impact Awards celebrate lasting influence in research. For the fifth year, Sage has awarded its annual 10-Year Impact Awards, recognizing the authors of three academic papers with long-term influence. This year's awards honor the most-cited articles published in Sage Journals in 2013. The winning papers received more citations over the past decade than any other study released during that year. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches a beta program of generative AI-powered Primo Research Assistant. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that we have started the beta program for the Primo Research Assistant and Summon Research Assistant. As part of the ongoing collaboration with our community, we have been working with our user community to develop a generative AI-powered library discovery solution to better engage patrons and empowering them to intuitively search, explore and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials. Based on a RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) architecture and grounded in the extensive Ex Libris Central Discovery Index, Primo Research Assistant and Summon Research Assistant provide a starting point to users for their research, including source referencing and appropriate attribution for the authors. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces June 2024 Community Giveback winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. The June 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the Regency Park Public Library in Florida. The library is a part of the Pasco County Libraries system. The funds will be used to support the purchase of a compost bin and small greenhouse for the library's garden. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Meet Primo Research Assistant. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, has been working with its user community to develop a library discovery solution that incorporates the intuitive execution of generative AI to engage patrons to search, explore, and take maximum advantage of trusted library materials. [Full Announcement].

LibLime LibLime presents Project BiblioSave at ALA Annual 2024. LibLime will be exhibiting in Booth 2628 at the ALA Annual 2024 Conference. The exhibit hall will be located at the San Diego Convention Center from June 28 through July 1. LibLime will also be providing overviews of Project BiblioSave. The project focuses on providing libraries with a web-based subscription service that expands community engagement. This engagement manifests itself in numerous forms -- increasing library usage, adding more building traffic, expanding patron involvement, and alleviating budgetary limitations. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2024

Overdrive OverDrive All Access collections to enable millions of readers to enjoy premium digital library books with no holds or wait times. As part of OverDrive's advocacy for flexible and reasonable digital book costs for schools and libraries, OverDrive announced today three new All Access Collections of simultaneous use ebook subscriptions for libraries. Designed to address the significant growth in reader demand for eBooks within the Libby and Sora apps, libraries will delight patrons with access to a growing catalog of in-demand titles without any holds. These genre-specific collections, priced with a fixed annual fee, will add meaningful inventory of popular titles to libraries and supplement other access models available from OverDrive Marketplace. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate identifies seven innovators in antibody drug conjugates in new Companies to Watch report. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, has released its annual Companies to Watch report, highlighting seven innovative companies revolutionizing drug discovery and development. These companies are advancing antibody-drug conjugates to deliver highly targeted cancer treatments with minimal side effects. Based on data, insights and analysis of drug benefits, financing and R&D activity, the report explores why these companies are significant innovators. While this year's report focuses on ADCs, previous editions highlighted RNA technology companies and AI/ML companies to watch. Impressively, eleven of the fourteen companies previously featured have completed significant transactions or raised substantial new funds, including DTx Pharma, AQEMIA, and Quris-AI. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature Springer Nature unveils two new AI tools to protect research integrity. Increased instances of fraudulent research are affecting the academic publishing community. Following successful pilots, Springer Nature is rolling out two new bespoke AI tools to support the identification of papers that contain AI-generated fake content and / or problematic images - two indicators of research integrity issues. Developed with Slimmer AI Science division, which Springer Nature acquired in 2023, one tool, Geppetto, detects AI-generated content, a classic indication of paper mill activity. Geppetto works by dividing the paper up into sections and uses its own algorithms to check the consistency of the text in each section. The sections are then given a score based on the probability that the text in them has been AI generated. The higher the score, the greater the probability of there being problems, initiating a human check by Springer Nature staff. Geppetto is already responsible for identifying hundreds of fake papers soon after submission, preventing them from being published – and from taking up editors' and peer reviewers' valuable time. [Full Announcement].

Axiell Axiell Group appoints Sebastian Svärdebrandt as new CIO. Axiell, the world's leading provider of software and services for the cultural sector, announced the appointment of Sebastian Svärdebrandt as Chief Information Officer. In this new role, Sebastian will oversee the technical strategy and development to ensure transformational initiatives globally to drive scalability. [Full Announcement].

OCLC WorldCat Entities URIs now automatically added to WorldCat records for newly controlled headings. Earlier this year, OCLC enriched more than 400 million WorldCat records with Worldcat Entities uniform resource identifiers. OCLC announced the extension of this initiative to routinely enhance WorldCat record quality through the automated addition of WorldCat Entities URIs to WorldCat records. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Librarians discuss insights from Clarivate 2023 student research projects. With the increase in availability of online services, students and faculty expect lectures to be on-demand. Even if classes are in person, students still expect to use online tools,” revealed Stephen Kemsley, Manager, User Experience Design, Clarivate, in our latest webinar. As librarians and professionals in the field of education, it's crucial to stay on top of the ever-evolving landscape of student dynamics. On May 21, six webinar panelists gathered to discuss findings from the latest Clarivate interviews and surveys, which uncovered new student challenges and expectations. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Librarians gathered in London for a full-day DAM Workshop. On May 30, 2024, digital collection librarians from institutions such as Oxford University, Kings College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science gathered in London to participate in developing the next-generation DAM system that will ensure the longevity of special collections while making them easily discoverable. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris joins forces with PressReader to empower libraries with seamless access to breaking news and magazines. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced a partnership with the PressReader digital newsstand. With this new webhook integration, libraries with PressReader subscription can now offer patrons the ability to search critical, just-published newspaper and magazine content and view the results directly in the familiar Primo user interface, along with other relevant resources. [Full Announcement].

Get Full Text Research GetFTR extends retraction and errata service to all partners, enhancing research integrity and user experience. GetFTR has extended its Retraction and Errata service to all integrator partner organizations. This rollout enables partners, such as discovery resources, Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) and publishers that have integrated GetFTR on their reference lists, to display a notification button at the point of discovery, indicating if an article has been updated or retracted. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox open source grant renewed for the Center for Khmer Studies. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Equinox Open Source Grant for the Center for Khmer Studies has been extended for a second three year cycle. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces artificial intelligence beta program. EBSCO Information Services is launching artificial intelligence beta programs to partner with customers and receive user input on the company's AI efforts. The first beta test concluded in May 2024, and a second beta will begin in July 2024. The betas are intended to create efficiencies for researchers working within EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost. Beta testers are exploring two features — AI Insights, which will generate a short list of insights from full-text articles, and Natural Language Search, which allows researchers to conduct search in their natural language, with user queries honored as questions in search. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Vanderbilt University's Heard Libraries join OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University have strengthened their commitment to innovation and collaborative scholarship by joining the OCLC Research Library Partnership. A multinational community of research libraries, the OCLC RLP is dedicated to improving library practice through professional development, collaborative research and information sharing. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Knowvation now on FedRAMP Marketplace. PTFS announced that Knowvation, a leading content services platform and document intelligence solution, is now “In Process” on the FedRAMP Marketplace for Moderate Impact Level systems. Moderate Impact systems account for nearly 80% of Federal agency FedRAMP requirements. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2024

Library Technology Guides Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry. Meeting announcement for the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion exploring the topic: Are Library Systems ready for the age of Generative AI? Generative AI has taken the business and consumer world by storm, and has advancing rapidly into the educational sector. Chatbots and search services powered by Generative AI have become commonplace. In the context of this widespread trend, library management systems, discovery services, and other strategic applications are just beginning to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities. Is this cautious approach warranted, or should developers of library technology systems take a more aggressive path?

[Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes West Plains Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the West Plains Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of their membership with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. [Full Announcement].

Atmire Introducing the Next-Generation Repository for UNESCWA. In mid-February, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched its “ESCWA Knowledge Repository”, marking a significant milestone in the organization's digital initiatives. Developed by Atmire, this innovative repository is designed to facilitate the long-term preservation, organization, and dissemination of open digital knowledge products published by ESCWA. [Full Announcement].

Atmire The University of Galway migrates from an in-house DSpace to Open Repository. The University of Galway, a prestigious institution in Ireland known for its excellence in education and research, selected Atmire as its partner for a major repository migration project. This collaboration involved transitioning the university's existing repository to the advanced Open Repository platform. [Full Announcement].

Atmire Upgrading The World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository to DSpace 7. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank's official open-access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products and the largest single source of development knowledge. The upgrade of the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) to DSpace 7 fulfilled a commitment to enhancing user experience, streamlining workflows, and amplifying the impact of development research globally. The World Bank aims to encourage innovation and allow anyone in the world to use Bank knowledge to help improve the lives of those living in poverty. Through collaboration with Atmire, the World Bank has established the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) as a significant resource for disseminating development knowledge globally. [Full Announcement].

IGI Global IGI Global Medical Titles Included in Doody's Core Titles 2024. IGI Global announced the inclusion of five of their medical research books in the 2024 edition of the prestigious Doody's Core Titles, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries. This annual publication, produced through the collaboration of over 200 healthcare professionals and medical librarians, identifies must-have titles and essential purchase recommendations in 124 specialty areas, including health sciences, basic sciences, clinical medicine, allied health, associated health professions, and nursing. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Columbia University selects FOLIO as new LSP with EBSCO FOLIO's support. The Columbia University Libraries joins the growing number of Association of Research Libraries member institutions to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with the support of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will provide comprehensive hosting, implementation and support services to transition Columbia Libraries from the existing Voyager system to FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca to showcase two new solutions at ALA 2024. Bibliotheca showcases innovative library solutions at this year's American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, June 27 – July 2, 2024. Visitors to Booth #1143 will be among the first to see the all-new Tote Management solution, the recently launched selfCheck 3000, and QR code patron payment technology. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis The Palace Project IMLS Grant Report, Part 2: Access for All. In 2020, Lyrasis received an IMLS grant to develop and pilot an ebook and audiobook service for state and public libraries. The Palace Project deploys a cloud-based, remotely supported digital library reading platform for collection management and provides a curated set of ebooks and audiobooks through the Palace app and Virtual Library Card (VLC) that allows immediate patron access. During the grant period of September 2020 through February 2024, Lyrasis developed and tested service components, piloted the service for 17 months with pilot libraries, provided training and support for library staff and their patrons, and assessed value and impact for libraries and patrons. Each pilot library received $25,000 of digital content. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2024

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis issues expanded guidance on AI application for authors, editors and reviewers. As the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in research and writing continues to evolve, Taylor & Francis has issued the latest iteration of its policy on the application of AI tools. The policy aims to promote ethical and transparent use of AI, while addressing the risks and challenges it can pose for research publishing. To support the responsible adoption of AI opportunities, and to answer common questions, Taylor & Francis has launched a new policy outlining the expectations of authors, editors, and reviewers who use AI tools in their work. The guidance for authors is based on the principle that they remain accountable for the originality, validity, and integrity of the content they submit to publishers. It covers areas such as authorship attribution, acknowledgement of AI use, and the activities for which AI use is not permitted. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association Raymond Pun, elected to lead ALA in 2025-26, will step away from the position. Raymond Pun, in line for the American Library Association presidency, will not assume the role for health reasons. He was to take office as president elect after ALA Annual Conference adjourns in early July, and he would have been president in 2025-26. The 2024-25 Executive Board will fill the vacancy within 30 days of taking office, subject to a confirmation vote by ALA's Council. The process to fill the vacant position of president elect is spelled out in the ALA bylaws. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation invites ALA attendees to booth #1025. The Library Corporation welcomes all American Library Association (ALA) conference attendees to visit Booth #1025 to explore cutting-edge integrated library systems (ILS) and metadata services tailored to libraries' unique needs. Just a few steps away, TLC's partners at Tech Logic will be on hand to discuss their specialized RFID and AMH solutions. The teams of experts will be available from June 28 to July 1 in San Diego, CA. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Koha Community Announces 24.05 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced that the Koha 24.05 release is available. Koha 24.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features. It includes 9 new features, 239 enhancements, and 529 bugfixes. You can read more about the 24.05 release at on the Koha Community Website. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 24.05 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners who have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 24.05 release. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis Lyrasis Partners with 4Science to Improve ORCID Functionality in DSpace. Lyrasis has partnered with 4Science to implement improvements to the ORCID API integration functionality in DSpace as part of the 2024 ORCID Global Participation Fund grant. This collaboration continues a historical and long-lasting relationship between Lyrasis, ORCID and 4Science with a shared goal to foster collaboration enhancing Open Science and Open Access initiatives to mak research and scholarly material more accessible, secure, sharable and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services CW MARS Consortium (MA) launches MessageBee SMS notifications. Unique Library announced the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the Central and Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (CW MARS) consortium this week. Patrons will receive notifications from the library via SMS notifications, creating a new channel for their patrons. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO FOLIO celebrates the implementation of more than 200 libraries and library systems using FOLIO LSP. More than 200 libraries worldwide have officially implemented the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO FOLIO brings an open-source option to libraries and library systems of all sizes, functions, and staffing levels. EBSCO provides FOLIO solutions that support the implementation and hosting needs of academic research libraries, consortia, medium and small colleges, universities, and community colleges. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic hosts 1920's-Style ALA Reception in San Diego. Tech Logic will host a 1920's-style ALA party. Tech Logic will be exhibiting at booth 923 for the ALA Annual Conference, and throwing a party for librarians. Our motto is “People First,” so we want to take some time to celebrate the amazing people in the library industry. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association Madison Leigh Comer awarded the 2024 Core Christian Larew Memorial scholarship. Madison Leigh Comer has been selected to receive the 2024 Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor. This scholarship is for master's level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association. Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest ProQuest puts AI deeper in the researcher's journey for enriched insights and discovery. In February, ProQuest, part of Clarivate, launched a beta version of the AI-powered in ProQuest One Literature, setting a new standard for the responsible use of AI as a research partner for students. Now, ProQuest is expanding ProQuest Research Assistant with new AI-driven capabilities that power more effective and insightful interactions with full-text documents. Plus, it enriches search capabilities, so that even novice researchers can craft effective queries. The robust new features will become available beginning in September within the ProQuest One suite of products. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2024

Open Library Foundation The Open Resource Sharing Coalition (OpenRS) welcomes MOBIUS as its first consortial member implementer. The Open Resource Sharing Coalition, a collaborative resource sharing initiative of the Open Library Foundation, welcomes its first implementer, MOBIUS. MOBIUS is using EBSCO Information Services as its OpenRS service provider, providing the consortium with implementation, hosting, training and support services. As a founding member of the OpenRS coalition, MOBIUS has been instrumental in developing the new open-source resource sharing platform. Since the project's inception in August 2023, MOBIUS and the OpenRS Founding Council, a diverse group of consortia, libraries, and vendors, have been working closely to build a consortial resource-sharing solution. This collaborative effort was born out of the recognition that there is currently no solution in the market that fully addresses direct, unmediated resource sharing for consortia, especially those made up of different types of libraries (including public and academic) or that use different integrated library systems. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale named Overall Career Prep Solution of the Year in 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced that it has been selected as winner of the “Overall Career Prep Solution of the Year” award in the sixth annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards. Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep was recognized for its breakthrough innovation in career readiness and prep. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards recognizes technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in educational technology solutions across the globe. This is the second consecutive year that one of Gale's adult learning resources has been recognized by the EdTech Breakthrough Awards. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces the Power in Partnerships webinar series. ByWater Solutions is focusing on partnerships in our next webinar series. Both Koha and Aspen Discovery are open-source solutions that can connect to many third-party products. Join us for one or all of these upcoming webinars, and be prepared to see how we put "the party in partnership". [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2024

Soutron Global Auditing AI (Artificial Intelligence) usage in legal organizations: New Vertical Files Podcast episode from Soutron Global. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, today announced the availability of a new podcast episode discussing the importance of auditing AI usage within organizations, hosted by John Connolly, MLS, PMP, with special guest Robin Rebollo, an innovative consultant and information professional. [Full Announcement].

LibraryPass Comics Plus expands options for emerging readers with picture books. LibraryPass, Inc. has expanded its Comics Plus platform to include picture books, offering emerging readers unlimited, simultaneous access to a diverse catalog of hundreds of titles from a range of notable publishers. The dynamic collection is supported by library-friendly publisher partners like ABDO, Cherry Lake, and Red Comet Press, with additional partners to be announced later this year. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services expands its history resources with release of Iter Bibliography. Iter Bibliography, a unique bibliography covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. Iter Bibliography, published by Iter Press, is an extensive index of more than 1.5 million citations for secondary source materials. The vast collection will appeal to libraries with specialized research needs or those looking to support researchers studying the medieval period and the Renaissance in European history. Iter Bibliography material includes 2,300 indexed journal titles and 16,500 indexed essay collection titles spanning 400-1700 CE. Iter Bibliography includes citations for books and journal material including articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies as well as citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books including conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues. The bibliography will continue to grow by approximately 50,000 records a year. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox presents on resource sharing and open source development at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager, will be presenting at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, California. The Equinox team will also be available throughout the conference by appointment. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO Welcomes New Board Members for 2024-25. The National Information Standards Organization announced the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2024. Robert Wheeler (Director, Publishing Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board, having served as Vice Chair for the past year. He is replaced as Vice Chair by Jonathan Clark (Principal, Consultant and Managing Agent, The DOI Foundation), who will assume the role of Chair for 2025–26 next July. Karim Boughida (Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook) rotates to the position of Past Chair, having served as NISO Chair for 2023–24. NISO Voting Members have also re-elected Trevor A. Dawes (Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware) and elected three new directors: Jenny Mathias (Global Marketing and Operations Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment), Jill Morris (Executive Director, PALCI, the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation), and Emily Singley (Vice President, North American Library Relations, Elsevier) [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Williamson County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Williamson County Public Library in Tennessee. The Williamson County Public Library is an existing ByWater Solutions partner using supported Koha for their ILS. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2024

TIND The University of Georgia selects TIND IR and TIND RDM. The University of Georgia has selected TIND IR and TIND RDM as its new institutional and research data repository. Supporting FAIR data-sharing practices and emerging federal funding agency requirements are key reasons for selecting the TIND IR and RDM combo. UGA is transitioning from ExLibris Esploro. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink IC has announced the launch of Liberty Digital, the newest addition to their suite of library, archive and information management solutions.. Softlink Information Centers announced the launch of Liberty Digital, the newest addition to their suite of library, archive and information management solutions. These include Liberty; an Integrated Library System, and illumin; a research and reference management tool. The launch of Liberty Digital marks another step forward in Softlink IC's commitment to providing effective and efficient information management tools to libraries, information and research institutions worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink Information Centers hosts successful Virtual Open Day, unveils Liberty Digital Library Management Platform. Softlink Information Centers successfully hosted its much-anticipated Virtual Open Day on 30 May 2024, with attendance from knowledge management professionals around the globe. This year's event was especially significant as it marked the official launch of Liberty Digital, Softlink's newest addition to its advanced library management solutions. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries are now live with OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups. Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries are now live using the new OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups, the state-of-the-art solution that reimagines resource sharing for library groups and consortia. OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups is a modern consortial borrowing solution that expedites delivery of digital and print items to library users. Participating libraries have all the tools needed to easily lend and borrow resources from group members. If a request can't be filled within the group, it seamlessly scales out to regional partners and to OCLC's global resource sharing network of more than 10,000 libraries, without any staff intervention. The solution also builds on smart fulfillment functionality for fast, predictable delivery based on local policies, group profiles, available resources, library relationships, and user needs—with first-supplier fill rates at 90-95 percent. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox announces major features in Evergreen 3.13. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the arrival of Evergreen 3.13, the latest release of the award-winning library software used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. The Equinox team contributed 6 major features, 9 minor features, and 22 out of 39 bugfixes. As part of Equinox's commitment to accessibility, Equinox has been improving Evergreen's code to better support assistive technologies. Features that are part of this effort in Evergreen 3.13 include an innovative, keyboard-accessible column resize feature and rebuilt data grids that introduce automatic column sizing and text wrapping. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2024

Springer Nature Springer Nature makes open research easier for authors via simplified protocols offering. Following the acquisition of protocols.io in 2023, Springer Nature has announced the migration of all protocols currently hosted on Protocols Exchange to the innovative platform, making protocols.io the home for the publishers' fully open protocols. Springer Nature hosts the world's largest collection of protocols of biomedical and life sciences protocols covering over 155,000 protocols and methods. The transition enables authors to benefit from greater functionality and the dynamic offerings of a more collaborative platform, helping them to share, develop, and make their methods open in ways not possible with traditional platforms. [Full Announcement].

National Science Foundation NSF enhances research security with new TRUST proposal assessment process. The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new risk mitigation process, the Trusted Research Using Safeguards and Transparency framework, which will guide the agency in assessing grant proposals for potential national security risks. The revised procedures will help safeguard U.S. taxpayer investments in research and innovation while strengthening international collaboration. Developed by the NSF Office of the Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy, the TRUST framework includes three branches. The first focuses on assessing active personnel appointments and positions, while the second focuses on identifying instances of noncompliance with disclosure and other requirements. The third branch — the inclusion of potential foreseeable national security considerations — represents a significant new effort for NSF. The framework is designed to avoid curtailing beneficial research activities due to institutions or individuals in the community being overly cautious, protect the agency's core values of fairness and due process and maintain open lines of communication with the research community. [Full Announcement].

University of Pennsylvania Brigitte Weinsteiger named H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and director of the Penn Libraries. The University of Pennsylvania has named Brigitte Weinsteiger as H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and director of the Penn Libraries, effective June 1. Provost John L. Jackson Jr. announced the appointment today following a national search. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris How Alethea Teaching Assistant helps instructors boost students' critical reading skills. At Clarivate, we are committed to developing innovative solutions in response to some of the biggest challenges in higher education. With Alethea, our AI enhanced teaching assistant, we are leveraging technology to support educators facing the difficulty of declining reading skills among students on college campuses. [Full Announcement].

LibLime Two New Members Join the LibLime Family on Bibliovation 7.4. LibLime welcomed two new library members to the LibLime customer family. One of the libraries serves a community in southern California. The other library provides print and digital services to an area covering eastern Washington DC and neighboring Maryland. Both libraries went live on Bibliovation 7.4 in late April and are now enjoying the workflows and functionality that covers multi-branch libraries in a single system as well as family group borrowing policies. Both migrations were completed in under ninety days under the guise of a LibLime PMP-certified project manager. The migrations covered full data migrations, system configurations, and multiple training sessions for both library management and library line staff As an industry leader in hosted ILS solutions, LibLime has been offering superior cloud-based services to customers for over fifteen years. [Full Announcement].

June 6, 2024

Unique Management Services Unique Library Welcomes Back Industry Expert Josh Neisler as Sales Consultant. Unique Management Services is thrilled to announce the return of Josh Neisler to our team in the role of Sales Consultant, focusing on our Patron Services solutions. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Schaumburg Township District Library joins the Innovative family. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois have selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library System, Vega Discover Premium as their new discovery layer, Vega Program to manage events and room booking, Vega Promote to foster engagement with their community, and the Innovative Mobile app to provide the power of the library to their patrons wherever they are. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2024

BARATZ Mejora el catálogo de la biblioteca con el servicio de enriquecimiento de autoridades. Baratz ofrece a las bibliotecas un servicio de enriquecimiento de autoridades, fundamental para aumentar la precisión en las búsquedas y la recuperación de información. Este servicio automatiza el enriquecimiento de la base de datos de autoridades, integrando campos adicionales y datos actualizados de fuentes externas como la BNE. Las bibliotecas pueden personalizar el proceso de enriquecimiento, eligiendo campos específicos y tipos de autoridades, garantizando así un catálogo más completo y de alta calidad. [Full Announcement].

Copyright Clearance Center CCC helps establish Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science (LIFES) as a Founding Member. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced its collaboration with key industry stakeholders to launch the Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science. In recognition of the challenges that exist with data reuse within the global research community, LIFES is a joint effort by an international public-private partnership of eleven academic and private organizations to build a wide and diverse network of public and private members that want to incorporate FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and equitable data reuse within their organizations. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS goes live with FOLIO LSP with support from EBSCO Information Services . EBSCO Information Services has assisted MOBIUS, one of the largest consortia in the United States, in migrating to the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO has provided hosting and support services for the FOLIO migration, providing 62 academic libraries representing diverse institutions with access to the open-source platform.  [Full Announcement].

Digital Preservation Coalition Anna Perricci to lead DPC Americas program of work. The Digital Preservation Coalition announced that Anna Perricci will lead its new program of work which will support existing and new members across the Americas. Anna will coordinate the DPC Americas program to bring greater attention and access to good practice and excellence within the dynamic digital preservation community from across the region. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System . [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix New partnership between SirsiDynix and Research Solutions broadens horizons for easy-access scholarly content. SirsiDynix, a leading provider of library technology software, announced a partnership with Research Solutions, a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations. Driven by a shared belief in the power of openly accessible scholarly research, the new partnership seeks to greatly improve the article fulfillment process for customers of SirsiDynix's CloudSource+ discovery services platform and Research Solutions' Article Galaxy Scholar content delivery service. [Full Announcement].

ReShare Community Project ReShare launches ReShare digital initiative and pledge drive. Project ReShare announced the launch of the ReShare Digital software development initiative and its accompanying pledge drive. This endeavor is aimed at revolutionizing the way libraries share and access digital collections, with an initial emphasis on eBook lending and book chapter delivery functionalities. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2024

Biblionix Library Automation Leader Biblionix offers security and privacy to subscribing libraries. Biblionix announced its steadfast commitment to providing unmatched security and privacy features to its subscribing libraries throughout the United States. With a focus on serving libraries exclusively, Biblionix ensures that their needs remain the sole focus of the company's efforts. Biblionix achieves this comprehensive security through a multi-layered approach. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate launches Research Horizon Navigator to pinpoint future breakthrough areas. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, launched Research Horizon Navigator, a powerful new AI-native module within InCites Benchmarking and Analytics that highlights emerging research topics where future breakthroughs are likely to occur. Academics, funding agencies, government research organizations and research strategists will be able to identify new research trends and determine the most impactful areas for future investments and strategies. Research Horizon Navigator draws on trusted data from the Web of Science Core Collection and uses a novel methodology developed by the Institute for Scientific Information to identify new topics emerging in articles, reviews and conference proceedings published in the past five years, as well as a new indicator which measures the interdisciplinarity of each emerging topic. Within Research Horizon Navigator, each topic is labeled with a research theme assigned by generative AI. Each topic also offers an interactive visualization showing how papers are connected and includes an overview where users can explore which authors and institutions have contributed. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services launches LitBase. EBSCO Information Services introduces LitBase, a vast global literature resource with a clean, intuitive search experience. LitBase offers a curated collection of critical primary texts and secondary literary sources to support research of the most studied authors, poetry, fiction, plays, and creative nonfiction worldwide. With more than 425,000 primary sources, 100,000 secondary and reference sources, and hundreds of full-text scholarly journals and literary magazines, LitBase provides unparalleled content to support students, researchers and faculty in their research. The new literary resource encompasses the classics of the Western canon as well as contemporary literature and offers full text of writing from diverse parts of the world. LitBase also celebrates authors from diverse voices such as the LGBTQ+ community, underserved and Indigenous populations in the US, Black authors and women authors. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale's Power to the People Archive wins 2024 SIIA CODiE awards. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced that Power to the People: Counterculture, Social Movements, and the Alternative Press, Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century has been named the best Research and Development Database Solution of 2024 as part of the Software & Information Industry Association's annual CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative education technology products across the country and around the world. This is the fourth consecutive year a Gale primary source archive has been recognized for innovative excellence by the CODiEs. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Global Soutron Global to exhibit the latest release of their legal library software Solution at the CALL/ACBD and AALL conferences. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announces their upcoming attendance at both the Canadian Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries conferences. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris A weeklong celebration of listening, learning and community for Ex Libris users. A week of events surrounding the annual Ex Libris Users of North America annual meeting is a unique opportunity for the Ex Libris community to convene in person for five energetic days of listening, learning and sharing. This year's high-energy set of events (held May 13-17 in Minneapolis, MN) included in-depth training across flagship services Alma and Primo, developer discussions about unique innovations, in-depth presentations around library analytics, and “building bridges” across an extensive program during the ELUNA Annual Meeting. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Linked open data implementations in Ex Libris Primo and Alma. Linked Open Data is a foundational component for libraries worldwide. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced major implementations ushering our solutions and our community towards this future. Starting in May 2024, Primo users will unlock a world of enriched information through Linked Open Data integration, enabling patrons to effortlessly delve deeper into the lives, works and legacies of notable figures across disciplines. From seamlessly exploring person entities with intuitive autocomplete during searches, to revealing info cards on the full record pages and exploring extensive person pages that aggregate authoritative details from trusted external sources and the library catalogue. Alma now supports the use of BIBFRAME records throughout the system. From acquisition to resource management, fulfillment and all the way through to your Discovery system. This is in addition to supporting the enrichment of existing MARC records with URIs in a simple and configurable way. BIBFRAME support is the first step of our joint community vision for Linked Open Data in libraries and supporting multiple Linked Open Data metadata formats. [Full Announcement].

June 3, 2024

OCLC OCLC acquires firm to help higher education institutions with software decisions and implementations. OCLC has acquired JJH Consulting, a firm that specializes in advising institutions of higher education on how to maximize the value of their enterprise resource planning business processes and the implementation of Workday enterprise systems and software. The acquisition will expand OCLC's service profile and enable the organization to work with higher education institutions to help determine the best use of systems and services to fit their specific needs. Workday is a leading cloud-based financial, human capital management, and student information system that engages with external firms to advise, implement, and optimize their innovative systems. JJH Consulting has been a Workday Advisory Partner since 2018. OCLC has used Workday since 2015. [Full Announcement].

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Old Dominion University is newest ASERL Member. The members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries recently voted unanimously to admit Old Dominion University as the newest member of the association. Old Dominion is the first new member to join ASERL since 2021, for a total of 39 institutional members in 12 states. ASERL focuses much attention on professional development, community building, collaborating on large-scale shared print library collections, as well as a very active resource sharing community. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2024

Coherent Digital New database to deliver unique, high-quality research from over 2,000 Oceania organisations.. Coherent Digital announced the launch of a major new resource to collect, preserve, and disseminate critical research from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Policy Commons: Oceania includes over one million research reports, statistical manuals, surveys, and other grey literature from national, state, and local governments, think tanks, associations, and nonprofit organisations. It's more than twenty times the size of existing regional grey-literature databases, with coverage of more than 2,000 organisations ranging from the largest governments to the smallest nonprofits. Particular attention is paid to Pacific Island organisations, whose unique content is frequently lost and almost always deprecated by search engines. The resulting file enables diversity, equity, and inclusion for research in the region. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate announces conversion date and conversion rate for Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced today that its 5.25% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, will automatically and mandatorily convert into ordinary shares of Clarivate on June 3, 2024 (the "Conversion Date"). The mandatory conversion rate for each Preferred Share will be 3.8462 ordinary shares of Clarivate. Cash will be paid in lieu of fractional ordinary shares. As previously announced on May 1, 2024, holders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2024 will separately receive a final quarterly cash dividend of $1.3125 per Preferred Share on June 3, 2024. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from July 20-23. Come see us at Booth 406. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

TIND Rhode Island College selects TIND DA and TIND IR. Providence, RI and Oslo, Norway, May 30. Rhode Island College has selected TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive for an enhanced user experience and increased accessibility of their digital content. Migrating from BePress Digital Commons, the college will unify their digital archive and institutional repository on a single platform, providing streamlined workflows, simplifying metadata management, and improving accessibility and discoverability for their collections. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation TLC expands ITS.MARC resources with 20th contributor, reaches 7.6 million records. The Library Corporation announced a significant milestone in its ITS.MARC contributors initiative. Of the 84+ million records readily available on ITS.MARC, TLC now boasts an impressive collection of over 7.6 million records now contributed directly from library customers. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate expands real-world data offering with addition of Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) attributes from HealthWise Data. Clarivate a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced a strategic partnership with HealthWise Data, a leading healthcare data and analytics firm bridging the gap between clinical outcomes and Social Determinants of Health domains. The collaboration integrates SDoH attributes into the Clarivate Real-World Data repository, offering comprehensive patient insights and enabling life science, healthcare and research professionals to enhance patient outcomes and healthcare equity. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Public Libraries implement Patron Point to support community engagement. Springshare announces that the Manatee County Public Library System and the New Haven Free Public Library have selected the Patron Point engagement and automation platform to showcase library resources and support community engagement. [Full Announcement].

May 30, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate celebrates 500 institutions adopting Rialto marketplace solution. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announces that 500 institutions around the world have selected the Rialto books marketplace solution with Florida Atlantic University as the 500th customer. This milestone, achieved in just a few years, underscores Rialto's rapid adoption and success in transforming the way libraries acquire and manage their academic book collections so they can best serve their communities. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Clemson University Libraries joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Clemson Libraries provides research and information resources and services to the students, faculty, staff, and community patrons of Clemson University, a public, land-grant research university located in Upstate South Carolina. With more than 28,700 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 6,280 faculty and staff, Clemson offers degree programs in more than 100 majors. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2024

Bloomsbury Acquisition of Rowman & Littlefield's academic publishing business. Bloomsbury Publishing, the leading independent publisher, announced the acquisition of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group's academic publishing business. It is the biggest acquisition by Bloomsbury to date, and significantly accelerates and strengthens Bloomsbury's academic publishing in North America and Bloomsbury Digital Resources. The transaction is structured as a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of certain assets which make up the academic publishing business of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, the leading independent US trade and academic publisher. The consideration is $83m, of which $76m has been satisfied in cash on completion and up to $7m, in escrow, will be satisfied in cash post completion. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale and State Library of Louisiana provide residents access to 25,000+ free online courses for skills development. The State Library of Louisiana and Gale, part of Cengage Group, have partnered to provide public libraries across the state with access to online learning platform, Gale Presents: Udemy. Available at no charge through all 334 public library locations across the state, the platform provides public library cardholders unlimited access to more than 25,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses for personalized learning and upskilling across a variety of categories such as business, IT certifications, creative arts, personal finance, technology, wellness and more. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate to present at upcoming investor conferences in June 2024. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced that the Company will present at two investor conferences in June 2024. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 Southeastern Library Association (SELA) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the Southeastern Library Association Annual Conference in Huntsville, AL from July 14-16. Stop by the exhibit hall and say hello. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Global New eBook Information Management Basics: An Introduction for Managers now available, a must-read information management roadmap. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announced the publication of its new eBook, "Information Management Basics: An Introduction for Managers." This comprehensive guide equips managers and business leaders with the essential knowledge and practical strategies to navigate the ever-evolving world of information management, particularly in the emerging age of Artificial Intelligence. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic announces promotion of Tim Granquist to COO. Tech Logic announced Tim Granquist's promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Effective immediately, Tim will assume responsibility for the leadership of Tech Logic's business operations. Tim joined Tech Logic in 2016. Before Tech Logic, Tim gained experience in the library industry as the Director of Library Relations for Serials Solutions, which became part of ProQuest in 2004. Serials Solutions was founded to alleviate library patrons' frustrations with navigating electronic resources, providing libraries with better academic research workflows and management services. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic announces promotion of Al David. Tech Logic announced Al David's promotion to Director of Product Management. Al will assume responsibility for the leadership of Tech Logic's product management. Since joining Tech Logic in 2013 as a Software Engineer, Al has served as an integral part of Tech Logic's product development and automation teams. Highlights include a commitment to quality documentation for Tech Logic's product portfolio as well as crucial development work for Tech Logic's solutions, including our award-winning staffCIRC TRAK shelf management solution. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2024

Equinox Equinox welcomes Morrisson Reeves Library to Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Morrisson Reeves Library to the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium with support from the Indiana State Library. Equinox provided technology and migration consulting services for the Morrisson Reeves Library project. [Full Announcement].

OCLC CEU selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to manage 20 libraries that serve over 96,000 users in Spain. The Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its fully integrated library services platform to handle all essential functions of its diverse institutions' libraries in Spain. In addition to providing a library services platform to bring CEU libraries together, OCLC will create a single catalog of collections from participating institutions to search through one interface. [Full Announcement].

Naseej Naseej to showcase Medad Cloud Platform at GITEX Africa 2024. Naseej for Technology, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions, announced its participation in GITEX Africa 2024, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from May 29-31. Under the umbrella of Saudi Exports, Naseej will be showcasing its innovative Medad Cloud Platform, a comprehensive suite of Saudi-made solutions designed to empower organizations across Africa. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the Special Libraries Association 2024 Conference and Expo. ByWater Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2024 Special Libraries Association Conference and Expo from July 13-16 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. This premier event delivers education sessions, an exciting exhibit hall, unparalleled networking opportunities, and much more. [Full Announcement].

4Science The Barcelona declaration on Open Research Information. The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information has just been announced, marking a historical moment in the evolution of Research Information. This declaration demands for a shift towards openness and transparency in research information. As leaders and supporters of this vision, we're excited to be part of this movement, leading the change towards a future where open access to research information is the standard. [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science was a Bronze sponsor and Diversity scholarship sponsor at Code4Lib 2024. 4Science was bronze sponsor for Code4Lib 2024 as well as diversity scholarship sponsor. This year 4Science also presented a poster during the poster session called “Beyond DSpace: DSpace-CRIS and DSpace-GLAM as extended data models” [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science at Open Repositories 2024 in Sweden June 3-6. 4Science will be a Gold sponsor at Open Repositories in Gothenburg, Sweden June 3-6. [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science at the AWS summit in Milan. 4Science CTIO Andrea Bollini attended the AWS summit in Milan. AWS is a longstanding partner for 4Science hosting solutions that are enabling, safe, secure, and innovative. 4Science is registered in the AWS Partner Network with the data center based on the AWS cloud, as a Validated Partner with a qualified software solution. [Full Announcement].