December 19, 2018
(Urban Libraries Council) Public libraries are uniquely positioned to support individuals in pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams by offering free access to technology, meeting spaces, skills training, information and networking opportunities. However, there is no set model for how libraries can best leverage those assets, and there are opportunities for all libraries to elevate their position in their community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
(Gale Group) Libraries Connect Ohio has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment.
(KOMBIT) Tusind tak for et godt år 2018. Vi har igen i år haft travlt, og jeg synes at vi har nået en række vigtige resultater.
December 18, 2018
(Gale Group) Data analytics has helped Yolo County Library improve program outcomes and services. The library is using Analytics On Demand from Gale, a Cengage company, to better understand the households in its communities and design customized library services and resources to fit their needs. Now, Yolo County librarians can make data-driven decisions to identify new outreach strategies that promote their programs to the communities they serve.
(OCLC) Bart Murphy, an innovative technology leader with significant application development and infrastructure management experience, has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer of OCLC.
(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now offer patrons and researchers access to a unique historical archive of literary and cultural commentary, spanning more than 150 years of American history. Now available through EBSCO Information Services, The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, is a complete archive of the leading monthly magazine, The Atlantic. The archive enables libraries to expand their special collections with a valuable historical resource for past and contemporary research.
December 17, 2018
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.
(OCLC) OCLC partnered with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.
(Lucidea) Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of knowledge management, library automation, legal intranet and museums and archives collections management solutions. They made great strides in 2018 with exciting upgrades to their ILS and KM applications, new products for the museums and archives sectors, a new office in Melbourne, Australia, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.
December 13, 2018
(Follett) Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
December 12, 2018
(Library and Archives Canada) In its continuing efforts to renew its library system, Library and Archives Canada has launched Aurora, a new interface to access LAC’s published holdings.
December 11, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications for the past 200 years. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.
(Eduserv) Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.
December 10, 2018
(Talis) Regent’s University London has selected Talis Aspire to manage the university’s reading lists. After winning an award for Customer Service Excellence in 2017, the university was keen to maintain focus on student experience, ensuring the smoothest possible process for students when accessing resources.
(KOMBIT) Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) får en model for udstilling af data. Dermed bliver systemet fremover dataleverandør til relevante parter, herunder kommuner og Bibliotekernes Business Intelligence (BIBI). Det står fast efter at styregruppen for FBS på deres møde den 28. november 2018 godkendte, at der etableres en infrastruktur til udstilling af data fra FBS,
December 9, 2018
(NBC Learn) NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and Newsela.com will refer users to related content on the partner’s respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.
December 7, 2018
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that demand for product bundles remains strong as libraries continue to recognize the value and efficiency they deliver. The company introduced bundles to further enhance the solutions that Innovative offers to libraries and to simplify the purchasing process.
December 5, 2018
(Follett) With the recent adoption by Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools, Follett’s market-leading Destiny solution is now in 23 of the 25 largest K-12 school districts in the United States. Destiny’s flagship product, Destiny Library Manager, is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide and trusted by more than 65,000 customers.
(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point, the first of its kind marketing automation platform for public libraries, announced the appointment of Ian Downie as Partner. The appointment comes on the back of a very strong year in which the company doubled in size.
(ProQuest) An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world’s largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space.
December 4, 2018
(Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) announced that it has selected the Ex Libris Alma cloud-based library services platform to support I-Share, the resource sharing service and library catalog that serves 91 CARLI member institutions. Ex Libris Alma was selected through a competitive State of Illinois public procurement process.
(Crowley Company) Vice president Patrick (Pat) Crowley of The Crowley Company, an international leader in digital imaging hardware solutions and conversion services, announced the passing of his brother and company president, Christopher (Chris) William Crowley, on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
(OCLC) OCLC Research and euroCRIS, the international organization for research information, have published a joint research report, Practices and Patterns in Research Information Management: Findings from a Global Survey, which examines how research institutions worldwide are applying research information management (RIM) practices.
December 3, 2018
(Helsinki Marketing) Oodi – a new central library for Helsinki will open on the fifth of December 2018, a day before Finland marks its 101st anniversary as an independent country. Described as the nation’s birthday gift to its citizens, the 17,250 sq m library has been designed by Finnish architecture firm ALA Architects, led by Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston.
(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres announced that the University of Papua New Guinea’s Michael Somare Library has chosen the Liberty library management system.
December 1, 2018
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Coastal Alabama Library, in Alabama is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 130,000 plus holdings from Atrium and Library World ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://coastalalabama.bywatersolutions.com/
November 30, 2018
(ProQuest) The American University of Beirut, an esteemed teaching-centered research university in Lebanon and the Middle East, has signed an agreement to contribute its graduate works to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database, the leading database of dissertations and theses from the world’s greatest universities. It’s the first university in Lebanon to contribute to the database, expanding the breadth of international content in PQDT.
(PTFS Europe) The Foreign & Commonwealth Office uses Knowvation for its new UK Treaties Online service. Part of GOV.UK, the Knowvation provides full-text search and retrieval access to the UK’s bilateral and multilateral treaties documents and is accessible from desktop and mobile devices. PTFS Europe implemented Knowvation and provides on-going hosting and support services.
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce the release of CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4. CARL.Connect Discovery is a native discovery service that is distinguished by a focus on user experience. This round of development concentrated on solutions that improve the usefulness of the library catalog for both patrons and staff. To that end, v3.4 brings the highly anticipated FRBRized discovery experience to CARL libraries, and provides new visibility to library collections with updates to the CARL.Connect Discovery Search Engine Optimization (SEO) features.
(Springer) Springer and Labster announced a partnership that connects traditional textbook material with computer-animated simulations. This collaboration will help to shape the future of science education by changing the way students learn science. The enhanced textbook material is available via Springer’s content platform SpringerLink or through purchasing a specific textbook.
November 29, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC has received a $249,710 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand its National Leadership Grant project, Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces, to more small and rural public libraries across the U.S.In the first two years of the project, OCLC partnered with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) to guide and support 15 small public libraries in 12 states as they applied principles of design thinking to create space for social, active learning at the library. Participating libraries completed an online training program led by WebJunction, OCLC’s free online learning community for library staff; and received a $5,000 sub-grant for materials, equipment and furnishings for their reimagined space. One of the libraries, Madison County Public Library, has been recognized as Best Small Library in America 2018 by Library Journal; renovations to the library were supported by the Smart Spaces program.
(TIND) TIND was selected by the University of Chicago to provide their cloud-based TIND Institutional Repository (TIND IR) and TIND Research Data Management (TIND RDM). TIND's systems were chosen in order to better meet growing needs and interests around data sharing and preservation, open access, and reproducible research results. UChicago is migrating its existing research output from DSpace Direct. TIND IR and TIND RDM will be implemented as a single, unified solution for managing, disseminating and preserving all research output and research datasets.
(Follett) As the 2019 Follett Challenge entry deadline nears, schools and K-12 districts hoping to showcase their innovative educational programs and share in the $200,000 in products and/or services will need to finish their entries soon. The deadline to enter is 1 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 14, and there are vast resources available on the website (www.FollettChallenge.com) to help entrants get started or complete the process.
(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Public Library of Catasauqua to Evergreen within the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. Equinox provided project management and configuration as part of the migration in addition to data hosting and support. To prepare for the migration remote and onsite training was provided by Equinox to the Public Library of Catasauqua staff.
November 27, 2018
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, has set up a GoFundMe page to help library staff affected by the Camp Fires in the Butte County Library System. ByWater has also contributed 10% of the total goal to help with this cause. All funds collected will go to directly to the members of the Butte County Library System who have lost their homes in the fires that ravaged the area this month. For more information and to make a donation to help these librarians please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/support-Butte-library-staff-affected-by-campfires.
November 26, 2018
(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Publisher Services LLC, an Ingram company, supports bookstores and booksellers during Giving Tuesday with a donation of over $10,000 to Binc on behalf of its publishing clients, including those with Publishers Group West, Consortium, Two Rivers Distribution, Ingram Academic and Ingram Publisher Services.
November 22, 2018
(Talis) Ravensbourne University have selected Talis Aspire to manage both reading lists and copyright management. Having been awarded university status earlier this year, Ravensbourne University were keen to establish clear library workflows from early on and improve engagement with academics across the university. In doing so, they aim to improve wider student experience through access to resources.
November 21, 2018
(OCLC) The Kore University of Enna (Universitá Kore di Enna), the only private university in Sicily, is now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.
(KOMBIT) Efter styregruppens konstituerende møde i september blev det klart, at Steffen Nissen fra Odense Kommune bliver ny styregruppeformand for Fællesskabet FBS.
(OCLC) Four leading academic libraries in New Zealand have migrated to Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The University of Canterbury, University of Waikato, Auckland University of Technology and University of Otago expect to go-live in December 2018.
November 20, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) Library has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo discovery and delivery solution, bX® recommender service, and LegantoTM course reading list solution as part of the Library’s strategy to support research, teaching, and learning at the world's top young university.
November 19, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 54 e-book platforms audited in the 2018 Jisc ASPIRE Accessibility National Audit. This honor recognizes organizations committed to improving the accessibility of digital platforms and the information provided to end users, librarians and disability services groups.
November 15, 2018
(OCLC) Anythink, the public library system for Adams County, Colorado, just north of Denver, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.
November 14, 2018
(OCLC) The University of the Basque Country, the public research institution in the Basque Country of Spain, is now using OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. ESEHU has 16 branches and almost 1 million bibliographic records and serves more than 66,000 students, faculty and staff.
November 13, 2018
(Axiell) Axiell, the leading vendor to public libraries in Europe, today announces new customers for Axiell Quria in Norway. In September 2017, Drammen Library became the first library in the world to use Quria, Axiell’s cloud-based library services platform. With the forthcoming municipal assembly between Drammen, Svelvik and Nedre Eiker, libraries in these municipalities will all switch to Quria. This means that Quria will go from serving over 68,000 inhabitants to almost 100,000.
(Accessit Library) The team from Access-It Software will attend the Virginia Association of School Librarians Annual Conference 2018, held from November 29 to December 1 2018 at the Williamsburg Lodge in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The Conference theme of Gearing Up for the Future focuses on preparing students for what comes next, and school libraries are vital in that mission.
(OCLC) Two new members took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during their November meeting: Craig Anderson, University Librarian, Deakin University, Australia; and Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
(Demco) Demco Software announced the launch of DiscoverMobile version 1, a mobile app that completely transforms the ways in which public libraries engage their communities. DiscoverMobile puts all of a library’s resources – from books, to events, to meeting rooms, to databases and other third-party subscriptions –into a sleek, patron-friendly app that allows users to interact with their library on the go.
(Preservica) Library and Archives Canada, one of the world's largest library and archival institutions, has embarked on a large-scale, multi-stream initiative to move its extensive collection of digital records to a new digital platform to make it easier for Canadians to access published and archival records of historical and modern-day significance.
(Accessit Library) Access-It Software, the creators of Accessit Library, is sponsoring the 2018 Fall Conference of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) from December 2 – 4 2018 at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, New Jersey. The theme of the Conference is Reflect, Refresh, Renew!, showing the three phases of what school libraries need to do in order to remain relevant to students and increase learning outcomes.
November 12, 2018
(Virginia Tech University) Digital portfolios, also known as ePortfolios, are commonly used for showcasing work to be assessed by a professor for a specific class. According to published research by University Libraries Instructional Design and Training Manager Miguel Nino, academic institutions need to transform their assessment digital portfolio programs into ePortfolios that can be used for their students’ career readiness and employment.
(Civica) Four of Sydney’s inner city councils have selected Civica’s market-leading library management system to improve community collaboration. Spydus, a cloud-hosted solution, will support core library functions, enhance citizen engagement and open possibilities for a combined library service in the future.
(Civica) The Town of Port Hedland is strengthening the role of libraries at the heart of its community with a cloud-based integrated management system. Civica’s Spydus10 will help the WA council improve customer experience and increase citizen engagement.
November 10, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has been selected by Kuntahankinnat, provider of goods and services for the Finnish public sector, to serve as Kuntahankinnat framework agreement’s primary supplier of medical print and electronic serials subscription services.
(Tech Logic) Tech Logic partnered with Hennepin County Public Library to design and install custom automated materials handling solutions for the Ridgedale Branch that include 37-bin and 3-bin UltraSorts.
November 9, 2018
(Lucidea) Lucidea, leading global provider of knowledge management and library automation solutions is taking its powerful applications to the CILIP LMS Suppliers Showcase happening at CILIP Headquarters in London on 16th November.
(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point is announcing that the WInnetka-Northfield Public LIbrary District (IL) has selected Patron Point as its patron relationship management system.
(Bibliotheca) Last month, Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada, welcomed more than 30 library directors and management team members from 17 different Canadian library systems to participate in an open house focusing on its successful implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ library solution. Hamilton Public Library is the first Canadian library system to use the solution, which has been popular in Europe for a decade.
November 8, 2018
(ProQuest) Librarians who use the OASIS system or LibCentral , the administrative portal for the Ebook Central platform, have a new way to influence the future development of these services. ProQuest has announced the launch of Idea Exchange, an online community enabling customers to shape the products and solutions they invest in and use every day.
(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced Charleston Library Society has selected the Sierra Integrated Library System for the next five years along with Vital as its digital repository; Innovative is hosting both systems to offer the library a complete solution.
(Ingram Content Group) Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, one of Ingram Content Groups distribution brands, announces eight new publishers for the Spring 2019 season: Beehive Books, Braun Publishing, Floating World Comics, Green Card Voices, Inhabit Media, Lookout Books, Nightboat Books, and Tiny Owl Publishing. All presses begin distribution with Consortium on January 1, 2019.
November 7, 2018
(ProQuest) The use of newspapers in academic research is growing, according to a recent study commissioned by ProQuest and conducted by Dr. Eric T. Meyer, Dean of the School of Information at University of Texas at Austin.
(Softlink International) Used by top 10 worldwide consulting companies and law firms, the latest illumin release continues to build on its already rich functionality. Enhancements in the release include the ability to merge request tags, easier management of custom fields, changes to the illumin API, updates to the Knowledge Base interface and the sharing of analytics queries, to name a few.
(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive has appointed Paul Davighi as its UK Country Manager. This newly created role establishes a new OverDrive presence in the UK to further the company’s commitment to working closely with and supporting UK institutions’ growth and success.
(OCLC) The Episcopal Public Library of Barcelona, the oldest preserved public access library in the city of Barcelona, has announced the addition of more than 124,000 bibliographic records of its catalogue collections to WorldCat.
November 6, 2018
(ProQuest) ProQuest is commencing the development of the Rialto service, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more -- from many sources, libraries will have the tools to become more effective and efficient
(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are partnering to offer three scholarships to librarians residing outside of the United States who are looking to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.
(OCLC) The University of Winnipeg, a top-ranked university in Canada and a member of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform.
(Equinox) As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce a tool which facilitates export of data from Koha into Edelweiss, allowing for detailed collection analysis. Libraries who use Koha will be able to easily configure scheduled data exports from their Koha ILS into Edelweiss+Analytics.
November 5, 2018
(Gale Group) The American Antiquarian Society has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to make the world’s largest collection of Americana from the Colonial period through the 20th century more accessible to researchers. As part of the partnership, Gale has released American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6, a newly digitized series of nearly 200 titles that provides researchers with a history of the American people, offering multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived and experienced it. Read Gale’s blog about the partnership and new series.
(Index Data) A group of leading library and information organizations has come together to create Project ReShare - a new and open approach to library resource sharing systems. ReShare aims to inject new life into this space by developing a community-owned resource sharing platform. ReShare’s open source software will be built with a modular architecture focused on user-centric design. Organizations can adapt the system to their specific needs and experiment with new service models. Users will have the option to install the platform locally or select a preferred vendor for hosting and support. ReShare’s Apache 2.0 software license will allow libraries, developers, and vendors to innovate freely. Project ReShare is currently seeking membership in the Open Library Foundation, which will own the project’s intellectual property.
(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Wright County Library went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 41st member to go live on the system and migrated from BookSystem's Atriuum ILS.
(Lyrasis) University of Michigan Press, part of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, one of the nation's largest non-profit technology and services organizations serving archives, libraries and museums, are proud to announce the launch of the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC), now available for sale. The new collection will be hosted on the Fulcrum platform and will be available in its entirety through an exclusive partnership with LYRASIS, making this a fully not-for-profit model committed to enriching the community and making more valuable content available for libraries.
(Follett) Follett announced it has launched pre-built, standards-aligned collections that have been curated from open educational resources (OERs) by the company’s team of former K-12 classroom teachers. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into instruction, “Classroom Ready Collections” include lesson plans, activities, videos, interactives, and worksheets that are easily searchable and discoverable within Follett Destiny.
November 2, 2018
(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point is announcing that the Anaheim Public Library (CA) has selected Patron Point as its patron relationship management system.
(Indiana University) Current access to text-based data and knowledge is unprecedented in human history. Now, enabled by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Indiana University Libraries is setting its sights on the next research frontier: hundreds of millions of hours of audiovisual content. To unlock access to multitudes of unheard stories, IU Libraries will work extensively with project partners at University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library and information management consultant AVP. Together the team will develop and test a scalable Audiovisual Metadata Platform, known as AMP, to generate searchable time-stamped descriptions for audiovisual content.
(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Mirage Berry and Linda Knight have been appointed as account representatives for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services.
(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice, KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings. KBART Automation is an enhancement to KBART, Knowledge Bases and Related Tools, the NISO initiative which provides a format for content providers to use to transfer journal and book metadata to link resolver knowledge bases and other library software. This new draft recommended practice provides instructions to support automated feeds customized to include the holdings available at a particular institution, making it much easier for libraries to know their knowledge bases are up to date with their current subscriptions.
November 1, 2018
(Lucidea) Lucidea, developer of a full portfolio of powerful knowledge management solutions, will bring its KMWorld Trend-Setting Product, Inmagic Presto, to the 2018 conference in Washington, DC on November 5th-8th, along with other powerful knowledge management applications used worldwide by leading corporations, professional services firms, heritage institutions, and nonprofits.
October 31, 2018
(Springer) To meet the changing needs of the research community, Springer has significantly expanded its urban studies publication programme and set up a specially dedicated urban studies portal. The portal compiles a comprehensive collection of books, open access publications, journal articles and reference works related to urban studies and is now available on springer.com.
(Bibliotheca) The Ventura County Library has recently won two awards for the implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ solution. Designed to complement staffed library hours, open+ is a comprehensive system that allows libraries to provide additional unstaffed hours, making library spaces and resources more accessible to the community.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Taft School, The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library, in Connecticut is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 55,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
(MARCIVE, Inc.) In February 2017, MARCIVE released a new product that helps libraries keep a better handle on how authorities processing is performed in their ILS or LSP. Over the years, customers had commented how once an initial backfile authorities processing project was completed and Standard Notification Service was begun, their systems didn’t always do a good job using the monthly updated authority records to revise the associated bibliographic records. It was difficult to pinpoint why and in what cases an access point would not be updated, even though the proper information was present in the revised authority record.
(RMG Consultants, Inc.) The topic for the RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar will be AI and the Future of Libraries.
October 30, 2018
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that campusM Attendance module is now available to all development partners. This first release represents an important phase in the development of a feature intended to facilitate class attendance tracking for institutions of higher education across the globe.
October 25, 2018
(RedLink) RedLink announced the launch of Remarq on the journal Sociology of Development, published by University of California Press. Remarq is a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the Version of Record.
(Georgia Public Library Service) The newly redesigned website of the Georgia Public Library Service is now live at www.georgialibraries.org. The website incorporates new branding for Georgia Public Library Service, including a logo that represents the role of public libraries as welcoming, innovative and fun places to achieve your goals.
(Preservica) Preservica, leaders in active digital preservation software, and Enwoven, innovators in how industries capture their stories and share knowledge, have announced a partnership that empowers organizations to create immersive employee narratives that will last forever. The platform combines photos, documents, audio and video, that draw on authentic assets from the corporate archive, with contextual input from employees, teams, and leaders. This brings once fragmented knowledge to life in a vibrant, engaging narrative while at the same time ensuring the longevity and integrity of those valuable digital assets now and into the future.
(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lower Macungie Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. This move includes a total of 17,823 patron records and 67,407 bibliographic records. Equinox provided project management and configuration for the migration in addition to data extraction and conversion. Bibliographic record deduplication was completed by Equinox staff including patron and transaction records. Onsite and remote training was included as part of the migration process by Equinox.
October 23, 2018
(Civica) Civica, a leading global supplier of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, is delighted to publish the eighth edition of Tales of ‘S’, a compilation of winning short stories submitted by students from across Singapore.
(Digital Science) Open data has become more embedded in the research community – 64% of survey respondents reveal they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data.
(Follett) In support of making every staff member, teacher and student safer at their schools, Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge.
(Evergreen Project) The new Evergreen Release 3.2 completes the move to a modern web-based staff client, phasing out the old client, while providing other enhancements developed by the Evergreen community to enhance service for library users and improve tools for library managers.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the San Juan Bautista City Library, in California is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 8,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
October 22, 2018
(Follett) The Follett Challenge launches its eighth annual contest today and this year’s entrants will have additional incentive to capture the Grand Prize. In addition to winning $60,000 in Follett products and/or services, the winning school will receive a personal visit from Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, as part of the award celebration.
(RedLink) RedLink announced that the American Society of Hematology, publisher of clinical and scientific research in the field of hematology, is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities providing collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record.