May 22, 2020
(The Library Corporation) The team at The Library Corporation has been amazed and proud of the level of effort libraries across the country have taken to continue to serve their communities in the time of COVID-19. We have recognized the unique and inventive ways libraries have pivoted and we have found inspiration in their work.
May 21, 2020
(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the North Texas Library Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service on April 28, 2020. Previously, the Consortium was a self-supported Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and support to the Consortium.
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that the Bullitt County Public Library of Shepherdsville, KY, has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.
May 20, 2020
(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is providing digital humanities students and researchers with a streamlined learning experience for building text analysis projects. The company has added instructional support to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab with the launch of its new integrated Learning Center. Now users have a learning framework that provides step-by-step instruction that helps them navigate and learn throughout the Lab’s workflow. This creates an entirely new structure for teaching best practices, research principles and the iterative nature of digital scholarship, in a manner that’s teachable and repeatable, putting research and learning first.
(OCLC) Dopo l'inserimento nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale, l'Accademia dei Georgofili, la storica istituzione fiorentina che si occupa di agricoltura, ha deciso di aderire anche a reti bibliotecarie internazionali, al fine di dare maggiore visibilità al proprio patrimonio librario e offrire nuovi strumenti di ricerca per studiosi di tutto il mondo.
(PTFS Europe) Management Systems (LMS) and Associated Services. PTFS Europe’s Koha LMS SaaS will be available to universities and colleges via the APUC framework which substantially reduces the time and effort involved in the full tendering and contracting process for Library Management Systems.
(California Digital Library) The Advisory Council of the EarthArXiv preprint service for earth sciences announced a partnership with the California Digital Library that will support EarthArXiv’s mission, future growth, and long-term sustainability. Core to this partnership will be the transition of EarthArXiv’s preprints server – including public display and submission management – from the Center for Open Science to the eScholarship Publishing program at the CDL. CDL will host EarthArXiv using Janeway, an open source publishing platform developed by the Centre for Technology and Publishing and the Open Library of Humanities at Birkbeck University of London. EarthArXiv’s Advisory Council will maintain ownership and control over the preprint server, while the eScholarship Publishing team will contribute to the development, support, and maintenance of the Janeway platform.
May 19, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announcde that De La Salle University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to streamline workflows, enhance patrons’ user experience, and support teaching and learning.
(FOLIO) FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform, has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that King's College, Leonard Corgan Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 214,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
May 18, 2020
(PTFS Europe) The British Museum has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has been selected to provide implementation, on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the Museum’s specialised library collection of more than 300,000 volumes.
(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce their #gotknowledge2020 survey is open. Running through to July 16th, the survey is designed to give librarians and knowledge workers a voice.
May 15, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Lamar Community College Library, Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 10,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
May 14, 2020
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally.
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that the Saline County Library (AR) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.
May 13, 2020
(BARATZ) La cuarentena de los documentos analógicos devueltos y prestados en las bibliotecas es necesaria mientras dure el periodo excepcional producido por la COVID-19. AbsysNet permite gestionar dicha cuarentena tanto de los documentos devueltos con la reapertura como de los préstamos que se realicen a partir de ahora de manera fácil y utilizando procedimientos sencillos para el personal bibliotecario. Una actualización de AbsysNet, actualmente en las fases finales de desarrollo y que estará disponible próximamente, facilitará aún más la realización y seguimiento del proceso de cuarentena.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software,announced a new partnership with Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri based in Istanbul, Turkey.
(PTFS Europe) Leeds College of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous OCLC OLIB solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha is being integrated with the conservatoire’s EDS discovery service, from EBSCO, and the Moodle learning management system.
(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning’s LETRS has been selected as the winner of the “Professional Development Learning Solution” award in The EdTech Awards 2020 from EdTech Digest. LETRS, Voyager Sopris Learning’s landmark professional learning series on the science of reading, was one of 20 finalists named from the category and was subsequently singled out as the overall winner.
May 12, 2020
(Soutron Global) Soutron Global announced further details of its support package for information professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the recent announcement of its free educational webinar series for librarians during the pandemic (see: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25114) comes the announcement of enhanced financial support for information professionals already engaged with, or whom may wish to partner, with Soutron Global.
May 11, 2020
(Association of Research Libraries) A coalition of business, government, and education leaders are calling on the US Congress to provide emergency aid to libraries impacted by COVID-19 in a letter released today by the American Library Association.
May 8, 2020
(Follett) Follett MyDestiny, a powerful learning platform designed for today’s classroom, has been selected as the winner of the “Lesson Planning Solution” category in The 2020 EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Cool Tool Awards” portion of this year’s contest.
(BiblioCommons) The BiblioCommons Team is proud to announce a number of new feature improvements across the BiblioCommons platform to support libraries in serving their communities in an all, or mostly, online environment.
May 7, 2020
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Douglas County Libraries (CO) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive the library’s patron engagement and web marketing efforts. Of particular interest to the library was Patron Point’s ability to maintain a consistent brand across its marketing communications while being able to highlight the various activities and unique features of its seven locations.
(Overdrive) OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for public libraries and schools, announced the launch of OverDrive Professional, a new division that supplements corporate, academic and law libraries. With this launch, students, knowledge workers and researchers can now benefit from Libby, the award-winning reading app. Libby allows users to easily access their libraries’ ebooks and audiobooks to support their academic and professional development objectives.
(Wiley, Inc.) ResearchGate, the largest professional network for researchers, and Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced a cooperation agreement to explore ways in which Wiley and ResearchGate can collaborate to better support the needs of researchers through ResearchGate’s collaboration platform. Wiley and ResearchGate are committed to the protection of intellectual property rights for authors and publishers; and through this partnership, both companies will continue to support principled sharing of content while facilitating the discovery of and access to high-quality scholarly content for researchers.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Los Angeles Film School Library, Los Angeles, California is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 13,000 plus holdings from LibraryWorld ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
(Zoom) Zoome has acquired Keybase, another milestone in its 90-day plan to further strengthen the security of our video communications platform. Since its launch in 2014, Keybase’s team of exceptional engineers has built a secure messaging and file-sharing service leveraging their deep encryption and security expertise. We are excited to integrate Keybase’s team into the Zoom family to help us build end-to-end encryption that can reach current Zoom scalability.
May 6, 2020
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced it has integrated the Communico events feed into its marketing automation platform. Mutual customers can now automatically pull events they have listed in their Communico events system and seamlessly include them in Patron Point campaigns. The events can be promoted in one-off emails, as part of newsletters, or within the day-to-day notices such as hold pick up notices, courtesy notices and overdue notices sent by Patron Point. The integration has been piloted with Delaware County District Library, Ohio.
(Big Ten Academic Alliance) The Big Ten Academic Alliance announced that Maurice York has been appointed as the new Director of Library Initiatives, effective May 21, 2020. Headquartered in the Midwest, the Big Ten Academic Alliance is the nation’s preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. With a 62-year history of substantive collaboration, the Big Ten and University of Chicago libraries pursue collective action to provide robust and enduring access to information resources, to advance models for more open and sustainable scholarship, and to engage shared investment in programs of efficiency and impact across the consortium.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, announced today that Lower Umpqua Library District, Reedsport, Oregon, is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 14,000 plus holdings from LibraryWorld ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
(Lyrasis) In partnership with DPLA the SimplyE eBook platform will be deployed with an inclusive and diverse and balanced eBook collection curated to best serve the American Samoan population including over 6,000 free unlimited access eBooks, which you can see on the DPLA Open Bookshelf. For Justin Maga, State Librarian for American Samoa and leaders of Feleti Barstow Public Library, the flexibility to work with multiple eBook vendors and publishers through one integrated platform is perhaps the most intriguing SimplyE feature. Having it all in one place makes for easier access and a more user-friendly experience.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Mygrator will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. Founded in 2020, Mygrator was formed to meet the FOLIO demand in the Benelux region, specifically Flanders, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
May 5, 2020
(NISO) he National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments from the information community on the draft recommended practice, Reproducibility Badging and Definitions. Following on the landmark U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report, Reproducibility in Science, this Recommended Practice, developed by the NISO Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Working Group, provides a set of recognition standards to be universally deployed across the scholarly publishing output. Comments will be accepted through June 18, 2020.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the National Library of Medicine has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace the institution’s Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system (ILS) and the WebVoyage online public access catalog.
(Follett) Follett announced it has deployed its market-leading Follett Destiny Library Manager and Resource Manager solutions as well as its Aspen Student Information System to Microsoft Azure. The Azure cloud platform now serves as the data center host for Follett-hosted Destiny and Aspen customers.
(Lyrasis) Jisc, a not-for-profit supplier of technology for research and education in the UK, and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership association providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, and archives, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS) in the United States.
May 4, 2020
(ProQuest) Education has moved online, and so have provocative discussions around global issues related to bioethics, health policy, politics, history and more. These issues are often critically examined through documentary films – and with the rise in distance learning, the medium is more important than ever. Through a partnership with renowned provider FILM PLATFORM, ProQuest is adding more than 500 influential and thought-provoking new documentaries to its streaming video collection.
(Gale Group) Although we believed the merger could have helped libraries reach more learners, the future for Gale has never been stronger. As distance learning becomes a new reality, Gale remains committed to providing libraries, educators and students with digital resources and educational technology to support their online learning needs. Our customers are our top priority and we will continue to deliver the high-quality content and service they have come to expect. We continue to operate as part of the Cengage portfolio and our customers will not see any disruption in the services we provide to them.
(Cengage Learning) McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they have mutually agreed to terminate their proposed merger of equals, which had been announced in May 2019. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of McGraw-Hill and Cengage. The Termination Agreement foresees no payment of a break fee on either side.
(Cengage Learning) Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced that its merger agreement with McGraw-Hill has been terminated by mutual agreement due to a prolonged regulatory review process and the inability to agree to a divestitures package with the U.S. Department of Justice. In conjunction with the announcement, Cengage reaffirmed its commitment to student affordability and the company's ongoing transformation to digital.
April 30, 2020
(Overdrive) OverDrive announced that the award-winning Libby app is now compatible with all Sonos wireless home sound systems. When a user connects Libby to their Sonos speaker system, they can enjoy popular audiobooks, learn a foreign language, or entertain the kids throughout the house by accessing tens of thousands of titles from their public library. To get started, users only need the Sonos app, the Libby app – available from 90 percent of public libraries in North America – and a valid library card.
April 29, 2020
(OrangeBoy) Using Savannah, San Francisco Public Library saved immeasurable time while getting the right message to the right person.
(Springshare) As libraries across the globe quickly pivoted to online services in response to the pandemic, Springshare today shares some early numbers illustrating the size of this sudden change in library services and how it has supported their efforts thus far.
(Koios) t's always been Koios' mission to support libraries and nonprofits, and so we have a Free Offer for you in these trying times—no strings attached. Until you open to the public again, Koios will market your library at no cost. All ad campaigns are funded by the Google Ad Grant, so the ads are free already, but we’re also waiving our usual fee, in the public interest.
(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning, a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced today it will begin offering ClearSight, a new online platform delivering interim and benchmark assessments for K–11 students.
April 28, 2020
(PTFS Europe) The Society of Antiquaries of London has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous Voyager solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha will be integrated with the EDS discovery service, from EBSCO.
(Soutron Global) International library transformation company Soutron Global announced a series of free educational webinars for librarians and information professionals. Recognizing the current uncertainty and disrupted convention plans, the series is designed to offer information professionals access to practical and free advice on personal and professional development. The free webinar series will help fill the void left by not being able to meet with clients and partners in person at conventions this summer. Respected industry experts/guest speakers will lead each 30-minute session.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Tulane University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. The move to the new platform will enable the university’s libraries to unify the management of their electronic resources and make them as easily discoverable as possible.
April 27, 2020
(KOMBIT) Traditionen tro er KOMBIT nu klar med FBS-årsrapporten for 2019. Årsrapporten rede¬gør for de organisatoriske tiltag, driften og videreud¬viklingen for FBS samt vores forventninger til 2020. Som noget nyt indeholder rapporten også emner om Fælles Biblioteksinfrastruktur, da vi arbejder hen imod en fælles organisering på biblioteksområdet i KOMBIT under betegnelsen ’Bibliotekernes Data og It’ (BDI). Derfor vil I opleve, at årsrapporterne fremover vil komme til at dække hele dette område.
(Kortext) CLA and Kortext announce that from 1st January 2020 its KeyLinks operations will come together under single leadership. Over the past 2 years CLA and Kortext have worked closely in developing, enhancing and supporting the KeyLinks reading list management system which is now being used in libraries in the UK, Europe, Australia and the US.
(Biblionix) Biblionix today announced a quarantine capability for its Apollo® ILS/LSP. Returned items, checked in by staff, can be isolated for any number of days.
April 24, 2020
(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing. Journal Citation Reports is an annual journal report from the Web of Science, the world’s largest publisher-independent global citation database.
(NISO) Following its December 2019 announcement, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce the formal launch of its work to formalize and develop the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) as an ANSI/NISO standard. NISO Voting Members expressed strong support for this work, which has also been welcomed by the wider community.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Galveston College Library, Galveston, Texas, is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 52,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs Utah, is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 24,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
April 23, 2020
(PTFS Europe) Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust goes live with Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services.
April 22, 2020
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced that the Sorbonne Interuniversity Library, which serves multiple universities in Paris, has chosen to migrate to the Sierra library services platform (LSP).
(Coherent Digital) Eileen Lawrence has joined Coherent Digital, LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to tame wild content and make it useful.
April 21, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that it has signed an agreement with the InfoReady Corporation, under which Ex Libris will be the exclusive reseller of the InfoReady Review software in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Israel. This strategic partnership will enable Ex Libris to provide an important, time-saving pre-award solution for research administrators in these regions
(Kortext) Kortext has been named as one of the 70 Fastest Growing Tech Companies by tech group Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK). Previous alumni of the prestigious list include currency transfer specialist Transferwise, travel website Skyscanner and virtual keyboard app Swiftkey.
April 17, 2020
(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics Agent Information Software released the earnings for the year ending December 31, 2019. Auto-Graphics, Inc., is an industry-leading provider of library automation software. A-G was the first to provide Cloud-based library resource sharing solutions.
(Evergreen Project) Features in the Evergreen library system software are assisting libraries using Evergreen cope with the evolving service landscape forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evergreen’s Emergency Closing Handler enables libraries to quickly and easily shift due dates and hold shelf expiry dates to the next day the library is open and not increment fines while the library is closed. Settings can be different for different branches and locations in a library system. The Evergreen system can also extend patron expiration dates and hold expiration, presently requiring separate administrator actions, but targeted for adding to the Emergency Closing Handler in a later release.
April 16, 2020
(Springer) In partnership with the document retrieval provider Reprints Desk, Springer Nature has developed a way for SMEs to access all of Springer Nature’s journal and book content. The partnership with Reprints Desk, a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions Inc., will allow researchers working for SMEs to benefit from influential content that will empower them to drive research and discovery, and stay ahead of competition. Starting from April 2020, the commercial partnership and will initially run for 12 months, after which a detailed analysis will be conducted and companies have the opportunity of purchasing content collections tailored to their needs,
April 15, 2020
(Follett) As more states extend school closures through the remainder of the school year, Follett and Baker & Taylor today announced they are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages, interactive resources that allow students to independently study and learn. Follett, in partnership with Weigl Publishers, made a free offer in late March to schools worldwide of Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program. More than 21,000 schools have signed up for the offer in the first 25 days.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the completed FedRAMP authorization for EOS.Web. EOS.Web customers can now use the FedRAMP Low Authorized Integrated Library System data center. FedRAMP provides a standardized, federally approved, and secure approach for all applications that host government data in the cloud. SirsiDynix has worked with an agency and partner to obtain FedRAMP authorization which provides a streamlined ILS acquisition and/or renewal process. After completing the extensive assessment and development required, EOS.Web now supports the FedRAMP requirements.
April 14, 2020
(Atmire) In less than a week, PAHO and Atmire established a COVID19 subject repository. An increasing number of Atmire clients are publicly exposing COVID19 research in their repositories.
(AIP Publishing) AIP Publishing announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Vance as its new chief executive, effective August 1, 2020. AIP Publishing is a wholly owned but independently operated subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies.
April 10, 2020
(CrossRef) CrossRef has made a free data file of the public elements from Crossref’s 112.5 million metadata records. It is important to note that Crossref metadata is always openly available. The difference here is that we’ve done the time-saving work of putting all of the records registered through March 2020 into one file for download. All records are included. In other words, the data file has every DOI ever registered with Crossref through March 31st, 2020. This means it’s a large file, 65GB.
April 9, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Colorado Parks and Wildlife Research Library to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, is pleased to announce a series of webinars to offer product best practices, training, and insights for libraries.
April 8, 2020
(Galecia Group) In response to the shutdown of in-person services, including libraries, due to COVID-19, we have been hard at work putting together a solution that will help libraries continue to fulfill their mission of providing information and services to the public by establishing their own online support platform. We have tested a range of communication and online management tools and put together a suite of products that is affordable, scalable, and integrated to allow libraries to function in a virtual environment with staff distributed in locations outside of the physical library.
April 7, 2020
(UNSILO) UNSILO, a brand of the global scientific communications company Cactus Communications, announced the integration of its Technical Checks and Reviewer Finder APIs by Manuscript Manager, the Copenhagen-based software company that provides submission workflow tools for publishers and scholarly societies, managing over 230 academic journals. The Technical Checks API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, uses machine-learning tools to provide information in real time from scientific research manuscripts, such as identifying evidence of funding statements and potential conflicts of interest. The software assists human editors and authors by providing links and checks.
April 6, 2020
(Springer) A new report published by Springer Nature indicates that a better understanding of the sources of funding for article processing charges could accelerate the transition to open access (OA) publishing. “APCs in the wild” refer to those APCs that are funded from sources that cannot easily be identified or tracked, in other words, those funding streams that fall outside of centrally managed library or institution budgets. The whitepaper draws on data from a survey of over 1000 Springer Nature authors, as well as 16 interviews with representatives from institutions. The goal of the research was to explore the scale of “wild” funding streams and their impact on the transition to OA publishing.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) We continue to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its global impact. Innovative is committed to providing awareness and transparency to our customers, employees, and partners about our status and actions that we are taking. Our business continues to be fully operational, with no disruption to our services and systems.
(Patron Point) Patron Point today announced the launch of an online registration solution for public libraries. The new functionality offers Patron Point libraries a complete workflow around signing up new cardholders. Starting with customized, branded sign up forms which sit on the library website, the solution creates the new customer record in the ILS which in turn triggers the fully automated welcome email sequences from Patron Point’s marketing automation platform.
(Yewno) Yewno, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announces that global research leader Frost and Sullivan has awarded it with the 2020 Global Technology Innovation Award for predictive analytics in the financial services industry.
(California Community Colleges) The statewide Library Services Platform project successfully transitioned an unprecedented single-year cohort of 110 participating California community college libraries to the shared platform in January 2020. This rapid and timely adoption positioned college libraries to immediately adapt to remote work and learning practices following a statewide shelter-in-place order in March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
April 2, 2020
(Springer) With the Coronavirus outbreak having an unprecedented impact on education, Springer Nature is launching a global program to support learning and teaching at higher education institutions worldwide. This will see institutions able to access for free more than 500 key textbooks across Springer Nature’s eBook subject collections. These books will be available via SpringerLink until at least the end of July.
(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5.
April 1, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) The Koha Community, one of the world's largest and most active Open Source communities, has come together to fast track a feature to allow libraries to bulk update due dates within the system. Previous to this, libraries and vendors would need to complete this action within the database which was more difficult and required vendor intervention if not self-hosted/supported.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Wasatch County Library of Heber City, Utah is now live on Koha! They are joining the Uintah Basin Library System which is made up of libraries from Vernal, Roosevelt and Duchesne Utah. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 95,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Wasatch's Koha system will be working in concert with Aspen Discovery to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
March 31, 2020
(EBSCO Information Services) A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(ProQuest) In response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ProQuest is launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. The Coronavirus Research Database saves time and improves outcomes for researchers by aggregating authoritative content from ProQuest with content made available at no cost by members of the International Association of STM Publishers – including Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and The BMJ. Journals, preprints, conference proceedings and dissertations provide comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic. Full-text content in the database is available either directly from ProQuest or via links to publisher sites.
(OCLC) OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 resource page offers options to provide remote access to library collections, optimize OCLC products and services, and connect and collaborate with other libraries.
March 30, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Jackson Memorial Library of Tenants Harbor, Maine is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 15,000 plus holdings from the LibLime and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
March 27, 2020
(SirsiDynix) As many libraries are facing temporary closure, and staff is adapting to a new work/life balance, SirsiDynix announced today that their entire catalog of self-paced training and select live instructor-led training is now available to all customers, free of charge.