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January 22, 2020

(Index Data) The Duke University Libraries (Duke) has selected Index Data as its implementation and hosting partner for its adoption of the FOLIO Library Services Platform, planned for Summer 2020. Duke plans to initially implement ERM functionality in FOLIO to be followed in 2021 with a full implementation.

January 21, 2020

(Quipu Group) After several months of focus and dedication, Quipu is delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website. You may visit us online at www.quipugroup.com. With this new design, we wanted to make our new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly, as well as bring in the playful sophistication of the Quipu brand.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organized, accessible and interoperable.

(EBSCO Information Services) A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and protocols.io is designed to support the research ecosystem. Researchers, publishers, and academic institutions will benefit from a research workflow that is open, connected, reproducible and interoperable. EBSCO’s investment in protocols.io highlights the importance of supporting services that extend and connect the publication of an article to its core analysis, and ongoing impact. As part of the agreement, EBSCO will leverage its global presence to expand the reach and impact of protocols.io to research institutions around the world.

(EBSCO Information Services) As librarians push toward attaining lofty goals in areas such as faculty and curriculum support, raising the bar on information literacy, and continuing to enhance the impact that libraries have on student achievement, the key is to elevate the experiences that every user has with the library and its resources. This means not only increased efficiency, but truly positive, successful interactions that lead to greater usage and overall library value.

January 20, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, a complété l’acquisition d’Innovative, un fournisseur majeur de systèmes de bibliothèque intégrés pour les bibliothèques publiques, académiques et spécialisées. Innovative est désormais intégré à Ex Libris en tant qu’unité commerciale.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, hat die Übernahme von Innovative, einem führenden Anbieter von integrierten Bibliothekssystemen für öffentliche, wissenschaftliche und Spezialbibliotheken, abgeschlossen. Innovative ist jetzt eine Geschäftseinheit innerhalb von Ex Libris.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha completato l’acquisizione di Innovative, azienda leader nella fornitura di ILS per le biblioteche pubbliche, accademiche e specialistiche. Innovative è ora un’unità aziendale di Ex Libris.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, ha finalizado la compra de Innovative, un proveedor líder en sistemas bibliotecarios integrados para bibliotecas públicas, académicas y especializadas. Innovative ahora es una unidad de negocio de Ex Libris.

January 17, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), a bibliographic database providing complete citations to the contents of scholarly journals related to Latin America and the Caribbean published around the world since the late 1960s. Hispanic American Periodicals Index, produced by the Latin American Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, is now available for annual subscription through EBSCO.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Whatcom County Library System of Bellingham, WA has selected the Company’s patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts. One of the primary interests of the Library was Patron Point’s ability to offer audience-specific newsletter design and content.

January 16, 2020

(Cambridge University Press) Cambridge University Press has reached a transformative Open Access agreement with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC). The three-year ‘read and publish’ deal is the first such agreement between a university press and Spanish research institutions, and the first that Cambridge University Press has signed in southern Europe.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced a new integration with Google for Education. As a Google for Education Partner, EBSCO will be able to provide universities, schools and public libraries using G Suite for Education with innovative resources to engage students in learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has completed its acquisition of Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialist libraries. Innovative is now a business unit within Ex Libris.

(ODILO) ODILO has been awarded the international tender to become a provider of e-lending services to the national library of the Netherlands, which can be accessed by over 17 million Dutch people. ODILO will provide the new ODILO 3.0 service to the national library of the Netherlands; the technology recently launched by the Spanish company uses Artificial Intelligence to provide optimized access to digital library resources.

January 15, 2020

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive announced today that 73 public library systems from the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand each enabled readers to borrow over 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from their catalogs in 2019. This represents the most systems ever to reach this milestone led by Toronto Public Library serving over 6 million titles for the year. Contributing factors to these records include online marketing, award-winning reading apps, strong growth for audiobooks and a 27% increase in circulation of children’s and young adult digital book titles.

January 14, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC is introducing EZproxy Analytics, a turnkey analytics service that enables libraries using EZproxy hosted access and authentication services to transform data into actionable insights, drive more informed decisions, and demonstrate significant impact. EZproxy Analytics automatically manages the entire analytics process—from data storage, extraction, and enrichment, to reporting and visualization—making it easy to better understand and communicate e-resource return on investment.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians, who are all first-time attendees, $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 24th-28th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives at a breakfast during the conference.

(King County Library System) Rakuten OverDrive, a digital reading platform used by the King County Library System (KCLS), has released their 2019 digital circulation statistics. KCLS patrons checked out 5,678,572 digital titles in 2019—up nearly 17% from last year, making KCLS the No. 2 digital circulating library in the U.S. and No. 3 worldwide.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the appointments of Brendan Pearce and Nigel Wheeldon who join the company as Business Development Directors to spearhead growth. The appointments come on the back of another very strong year in which the company has again doubled in size. They both join from collectionHQ, which was acquired by Baker & Taylor in 2011, where they were pivotal to the international growth and commercial success of the business. Prior to collectionHQ, they both had success in software sales roles around the world and bring solid experience and proven formula to Patron Point’s plans for 2020 and beyond.

January 10, 2020

(Taylor and Francis) Taylor & Francis Group, part of Informa plc, has announced the addition of cutting-edge open research publisher F1000 Research Ltd. United by their shared goals of amplifying and democratizing research, the addition is an important further step in strengthening Taylor & Francis’ capabilities in open access and open research and extending its range of innovative publishing services. F1000 Research launched the world’s first open research publishing platform, combining the opportunities offered by technology with a passion for identifying new ways to validate and share research.

January 9, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and PTFS Europe have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The EBSCO and PTFS Europe partnership will provide hosting and local support services for FOLIO libraries in the United Kingdom.

(OCLC) OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop a shared “Entity Management Infrastructure” that will support linked data management initiatives underway in the library and scholarly communications community. When complete, this infrastructure will be jointly curated by the community and OCLC, and will ultimately make scholarly materials more connected and discoverable on the web.

(Crowley Company) The Crowley Company (Crowley), a worldwide leader in digitization scanning solutions and conversion services, is pleased to announce two honors bestowed this week: three platinum Modern Library (MLA) awards and a place on the Frederick County Top 50 Workplaces list.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative has earned platinum awards for four products – Polaris Leap Web Application, Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists and MyLibrary! – from LibraryWorks’ sixth annual 2020 Modern Library Awards (MLAs). LibraryWorks created the MLAs to recognize the top products and services in the industry, evaluated on criteria including functionality, value and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring.

January 8, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services and Via Appia ensures that libraries in Brazil looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform will have access to local hosting and support services. Via Appia will provide FOLIO implementation and support services, backed by EBSCO-hosting technology and data services.

(Overdrive) Due to their creative efforts in curation, managing multiple lending models and engaging patrons, librarians helped drive public library circulation of digital books to record highs in 2019. Libraries and schools around the world enabled their patrons and students to check out 326 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a 20% increase over the previous year. Publishers and authors benefited from the library’s role as valued discovery channel which resulted in record library sales of digital titles across all genres for all audiences. This data was reported by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for over 43,000 libraries and schools worldwide.

(IGI Global) IGI Global welcomes Mr. Jim Grossman as the new Director of Sales for North America. Through his new position, Jim will help disseminate access to IGI Global’s expanding portfolio of 5,300+ reference books and 185+ scholarly journals, with an extensive focus on IGI Global’s expansive line of InfoSci-Databases among libraries, consortium, and the North American research community.

(Admin Kuhn) Die C3-Bibliothek für Entwicklungspolitik in Wien ist eine öffentlich zugängliche wissenschaftliche und pädagogische Fachbibliothek zu den Themen Internationale Entwicklung, Frauen, Gender und Globales Lernen im C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung. Sie wurde 2009 von den drei Trägerorganisationen Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für Internationale Entwicklung, BAOBAB und Frauen*solidarität gegründet

(Admin Kuhn) Die Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V. / DWA in Hennef befasst sich mit allen übergreifenden Wasserfragen und setzt sich intensiv für die Entwicklung einer sicheren und nachhaltigen Wasserwirtschaft ein. Als politisch und wirtschaftlich unabhängige Organisation arbeitet sie fachlich auf den Gebieten Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser, Abfall und Bodenschutz. Sie ist zugleich Regelsetzer und Bildungsträger. In Europa ist die DWA die mitgliederstärkste Vereinigung auf diesem Gebiet und nimmt durch ihre fachliche Kompetenz bezüglich Normung, Bildung und Information der Öffentlichkeit eine besondere Stellung ein. Die rund 14'000 Mitglieder sind Fachleute und Führungskräfte aus Kommunen, Hochschulen, Ingenieurbüros, Behörden und Unternehmen.

January 7, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Università Carlo Cattaneo has selected the Ex Libris Esploro™ research services solution to simplify the management of the university’s research output and the tracking of research performance.

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Cambium Learning Group’s Voyager Sopris Learning today announced that LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), the company’s landmark professional learning that provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student, has earned accreditation from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

January 6, 2020

(University of California) The University of California (UC) Libraries have selected the Ex Libris Alma and Primo services to deploy the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS). The Council of University Librarians (CoUL) made this decision following the SILS Request for Proposal and careful consideration of the libraries’ goals and requirements for a shared solution. We have reached this important project milestone thanks to the hard work and expertise of many; phase 3 involved over sixty project cohort members and extensive, systemwide consultation and review.

January 4, 2020

(P.V. Supa) P.V. Supa, a privately-owned Library Technology innovator, established in 1996, and operating in 37 countries, is delighted to announce the acquisition of 100% of 2CQR shares. This significant move will see 2CQR continue as an independent company, operating across the whole of the UK & Ireland.

December 30, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory, in Rancho Mirage, California is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 102,000 plus holdings from Autographics ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Pennsauken Public Library, Pennsauken NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 79,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

December 24, 2019

(Overdrive) KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

December 23, 2019

(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the Asbury Theological Seminary B.L. Fisher Library, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service on December 13, 2019. Previously, the Library was a self-supported Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and support to the Asbury Seminary Library.

December 20, 2019

(Evergreen Project) The Evergreen open source library system reflects the labor of thousands of library systems using it and improving it. Appropriately, each month the Evergreen community recognizes one of its contributors as Contributor of the Month.

December 19, 2019

(Elsevier) The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and information and analytics business Elsevier have reached a framework agreement.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that California Baptist University is implementing the Ex Libris RapidILL interlibrary loan and resource sharing system to maximize resource accessibility for all CBU library patrons.

(koha-community.org) The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open source library system, announced this week that the Koha 19.11 release is available. This major release includes 7 security fixes, 20 new features, 146 enhancements, 367 bugfixes.

(Lucidea) Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of market-leading knowledge management, library automation, and museums and archives collections management solutions. They announced another very strong year in 2019 with exciting upgrades to their ILS, CMS, and KM applications, an artificial intelligence (AI) prototype, the Argus Mobile app, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.

December 17, 2019

(Third Iron) Third Iron, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced an integration of their service LibKey Discovery and OCLC WorldCat Discovery. LibKey Discovery delivers one-click linking to PDF articles and links that take the user from article records back to the original journal issue or to the most recent issue of the journal. Libraries can easily add LibKey Discovery to their OCLC WorldCat Discovery service using the OCLC Service Configuration module.

(The Library Corporation) The release of Library.Solution for Schools 5.5.x introduced updated inventory workflows to support a librarian’s shelf management tasks.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been awarded the contract for Indiana’s Statewide Remote Circulation Service, SRCS. This competitive RFP win will result in a new contract for SHAREit with Indiana for up to 4 more years of continued service.

(Gale Group) Coming Winter 2020, Gale will be launching Gale Presents: Udemy, a dynamic content platform powered by Udemy for Business, that utilizes the best data-driven curation process to deliver over 3,500 high-quality, on-demand video courses across more than 75 different categories. With just a library card (no LinkedIn account needed), library patrons will be able to access these courses for free at participating public libraries.

(Recorded Books) RBmedia, the largest independent audiobook producer in the world, announced that Megan Dobson has joined its ChristianAudio brand as the new publisher. In her new role, Megan will acquire all content for ChristianAudio, manage relationships with partner publishers, agents, and authors in the Christian market and oversee ways to grow this important RBmedia brand.

(KOMBIT) Som varslet i sidste nyhedsbrev, valgte styregruppen for Fællesskabet FBS den 21. november 2019 at følge indstillingen om opløsning af Fællesskabet FBS. Det betyder, at projekt Fælles Bibliotekssystem overgår til det nye setup for governance - Bibliotekernes Data & IT (BDI) - pr. 1. januar 2020, som også omfatter Fælles Biblioteksinfrastruktur.

December 13, 2019

(Digital Science) Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, announced a collaboration with Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, in compiling the Nature Index. The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships compiled by Nature Research, tracking roughly 60,000 research articles per year from 82 high-quality natural science journals. It provides absolute and fractional counts of article publication at the institutional and national level and, as such, is an indicator of high quality research output and collaboration at the global and local level.I

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced today that Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library System has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that Council Bluffs Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner.

December 12, 2019

(Digital Public Library of America) In an effort to make artifacts from cultural heritage institutions more accessible to all, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the national aggregator of digital heritage collections, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects, are collaborating to incorporate DPLA’s cultural artifacts into Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Funded by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this collaboration will expand the availability of artifacts such as books, maps, government documents, photos, and more from U.S. cultural heritage institutions across the web.

December 10, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare la firma del contratto di acquisizione di Innovative, azienda leader nella fornitura di ILS per le biblioteche pubbliche, accademiche e specialistiche. Innovative diventerà un’unità aziendale di Ex Libris. I prodotti di Innovative, a cui i clienti si sono affidati per molti anni, continueranno a essere supportati e migliorati.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar la firma del acuerdo de adquisición de Innovative, un proveedor líder de sistemas de biblioteca integrados para bibliotecas públicas, académicas y especializadas. Innovative se convertirá en una unidad de negocio dentro de Ex Libris. Se continuará dando soporte y mejorando los productos Innovative en los que han confiado los clientes durante años.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer la signature d’un accord en vue de l’acquisition d’Innovative, un fournisseur majeur de systèmes de bibliothèque intégrés pour les bibliothèques publiques, académiques et spécialisées.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass es eine Vereinbarung zur Übernahme von Innovative unterzeichnet hat, einem führenden Anbieter von integrierten Bibliothekssystemen für öffentliche, akademische und Spezialbibliotheken. Innovative wird zu einer Geschäftseinheit innerhalb von Ex Libris. Die Produkte von Innovative, auf die sich die Kunden seit vielen Jahren verlassen, werden weiterhin unterstützt und weiterentwickelt.

December 9, 2019

(Fried Frank) Fried Frank acted as counsel to ProQuest in its acquisition of Innovative Interfaces and its entry into an incremental term loan credit facility to finance the acquisition.

December 7, 2019

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.4 is now available, and the software update adds features for users as well as library staff. The most dramatic addition for users is the implementation of book carousels, displaying book cover images on the public catalog home page that can be animated or static, and can be updated manually or automatically maintained.

December 6, 2019

(Swiss Library Service Platform) Nous y voilà: le 1er janvier 2020, le Consortium des bibliothèques universitaires suisses rejoindra la SLSP. Les universités cantonales, le Domaine des EPF, les hautes écoles spécialisées et la Bibliothèque nationale ont fondé ce consortium en l’an 2000. Depuis lors, la bibliothèque EPF a dirigé le consortium dans le cadre d’un projet. La transition vers une organisation permanente fait l’objet de discussions depuis quelque temps. Avec la SLSP, le cadre idéal a été trouvé. C’est pourquoi le consortium a été intégré dès le début aux demandes de projet de la SLSP. Fin août, le conseil d’administration de la SLSP a approuvé le passage du consortium à la SLSP.

(Swiss Library Service Platform) on 1 January 2020, the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries will switch to SLSP. In 2000, the cantonal universities, the ETH Domain, the universities of applied sciences and the National Library founded the consortium. From the outset, the ETH-Bibliothek led the consortium as a project. The transition to a permanent organisation has been under discussion for some time. With SLSP, the right vessel was found, which is why the consortium was integrated into the project proposals for SLSP from the outset. At the end of August, the SLSP's administrative board approved the consortium's transition to SLSP.

December 5, 2019

(UNSILO) UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Reviewer Finder API by PeerJ, the award-winning biological, medical and environmental sciences journal. The Reviewer Finder API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, will support the task of matching manuscripts with reviewers, and will be integrated with PeerJ’s manuscript tracking and peer review suite.

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019.

(Iowa State University) Oxford University Press announced its first Read & Publish deal with a US institution, having reached an agreement in principle with the Iowa State University Library. The parties hope to finalize the details of the agreement by the end of the year.

(OCLC) University College Birmingham has selected OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services (WMS) as their new library management system to enhance e-resource management and integrate with existing systems at the library.

(Follett) The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries. Innovative will become a business unit within Ex Libris. The Innovative products that customers have relied on for many years will continue to be supported and enhanced.

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing?

December 4, 2019

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the University of Johannesburg enrich the research experience of its faculty and students. The university has selected Gale Primary Sources, the world’s largest collection of rare and unique digital archives. Now faculty and students have access to 27 digital collections on topics such as: law, government, political science, history, slavery, labor issues and literature.

(ProQuest) Public libraries who use Apollo, an integrated library system (ILS) from Biblionix that automates circulation management and collection management, now have a new way to improve the discovery experience for their patrons. The Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment service, designed to transform a library’s catalog or discovery layer, will now be available to public libraries in combination with Apollo.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced the release of Library.Solution version 5.5.2. The numerous features included in this iteration of Library•Solution builds upon TLC’s goal of creating the industry’s leading library management platform to provide users with operational efficiency.

(Instructure) Instructure announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, in an all-cash transaction that values Instructure at an aggregate equity value of approximately $2 billion. As part of the terms of the agreement, Instructure stockholders will receive $47.60 in cash per share. The price per share represents an 18% premium to the Company's 3-month volume-weighted average price as of October 27, 2019, the day prior to the Company's third quarter earnings call at which it announced a strategic review for its Bridge business.

December 3, 2019

(ProQuest) The ProQuest One Academic database – the new multidisciplinary resource from ProQuest – has been named to Choice Magazine’s highly acclaimed Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2019.

December 2, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) Aspen Discovery announced this week that the November 2019 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 8 search improvements, 3 translation improvements and 8 bugfixes.

November 29, 2019

(UNSILO) UNSILO is pleased to announce the adoption of its Technical Checks API by Kyorinsha, the Tokyo-based publishing services company that supports researchers and scholarly societies, managing over 150 academic journals. The Technical Checks API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, does not replace human editors, but uses machine-learning tools to provide information in real time from scientific research manuscripts, which assist human decision-making, such as identifying funding statements and potential conflicts of interest.

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres exhibited at the 2019 International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) conference in Sydney. T

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.034. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.

November 28, 2019

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987.

November 27, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, brachte die Direktoren führender akademischer und wissenschaftlicher Bibliotheken aus ganz Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zusammen, um sich über Pläne in der Branche zu informieren, ins Gespräch zu kommen und sich zu vernetzen. Die Veranstaltung gab den Bibliotheksdirektoren die Gelegenheit, von verschiedenen Wissenschaftlern und akademischen Kollegen zu erfahren, wie sie ihre Arbeitsweise mit digitalen Lösungen transformieren. Außerdem zeigten sie, wie diese Lösungen strategische Verbesserungen bewirken, die für ihre Wachstumspläne von zentraler Bedeutung sind.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Pueblo City-County Library District in Pueblo, Colorado. Aspen will be working in concert with Pueblo's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.

November 25, 2019

(PTFS Europe) London School of Theology has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous Capita solution and the team at PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the library’s valuable collections and deliver an improved service to its users. The library particularly valued the project focus provided by PTFS Europe, the efficiency of the implementation and the capabilities of the new open source solution.

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