February 22, 2020
(Eclat) As part of Eclat Engineering’s strategic growth plan to widen its product offering and expand its global reach, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ritchie. As the former Director of Libraries at PressReader, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and relevant experience to Eclat Engineering. He will work alongside CEO, Jatin Baraiya, to strengthen the Company’s market potential by building a high performing business development team, seeking new market opportunities and executing on the strategic plan at a global scale.
February 20, 2020
(Overdrive) OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the hiring of Angela Arnold as General Manager of OverDrive Education. Arnold brings decades of e-business development and go-to-market skills to drive adoption of its student reading solutions and digital content sales to schools and libraries. In this new role, she reports to OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash.
(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced the company will unveil both its new Reservation Service software and its revolutionary CloudNine platform at the PLA conference in Nashville.The Reservation Service leverages all the flexibility and features of the world’s leading library computer reservation product, PC Reservation plus many additional features and a completely new product architecture. With the Reservation Service, patrons can easily reserve an unlimited variety of resources, including study rooms, tablets, and 3D printers. Library staff can configure which resources are available, and how the reservation process for each individual type of resource will work.
(Admin Kuhn) IUN World GmbH goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn. [Admin Kuhn] Admin Kuhn, a Swiss Koha support company, announced today that the IUN World GmbH in Ismaning, Germany, is now live on Koha! Admin Kuhn completed the transition of the library's 9'300 plus holdings from SHSoft BIB2 and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
February 19, 2020
(OCLC) OCLC is accepting nominations for the OCLC Community Engagement Award, a recognition intended to highlight projects that help public libraries extend their reach, build strong partnerships and create programs that transform lives.
February 17, 2020
(Equinox) Equinox welcomed the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Oregon County Library District’s move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox.
February 12, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has Elasticsearch functionality added as an option for its primary search engine. Elastic adds both speed and functionality to the searching in Koha and opens up doors to the integration of more native metadata.
February 11, 2020
(Catalyst IT) Catalyst has purchased Calyx Information Essentials and, from 1 March 2020, Catalyst will be providing Hosting and Support for their Australian clients using the Koha Library Management System.
(Talis) Following the recent launch of Talis in Canada, Okanagan College has adopted Talis Aspire, in order to improve the integration of learning materials into its courses. Their main aim is to improve the student and faculty experience by creating easier access to resources and to give the library a better insight into resource usage. Talis will work closely with Okanagan College to support their individual needs, as well as those of the wider Canadian Higher Education market, along with other Canadian institutions.
(Talis) The University of Alberta has adopted Talis Aspire, becoming the first university in Canada to do so, officially marking the availability of Talis Aspire in Canada. They have chosen to implement Talis Aspire with student experience in mind, to improve access to resources. Talis will be working closely with the University of Alberta to address their needs, and those of the wider Canadian market, whilst providing all of the benefits of the resource list solution used by over 100 institutions across the world.
February 10, 2020
(Deep Web Technologies) A Wales-based tech firm has completed a multi-million dollar purchase of a US-based company that pioneered deep web search. Leading UK technology firm Amplyfi has purchased Deep Web Technologies. The move will combine Deep Web Technologies’ search capabilities with Amplyfi's machine learning and data analytics expeience. Alongside tripling its revenue over the past 12 months, the acquisition means Amplyfi is set to continue the rapid growth that has defined the company since forming just five years ago.
(BiblioCommons) On February 10th, 2020 Volaris Group finalized the acquisition of BiblioCommons. Volaris is a Canadian software success story that is focused on acquiring, strengthening and growing vertical market software companies. Volaris is a worldwide software organization which operates as a division of Constellation Software, one of Canada’s largest technology success stories. BiblioCommons will operate independently while advancing via the guidance and expertise of the Volaris network. Two of the founders, Beth Jefferson and Patrick Kennedy have decided to transition from BiblioCommons but will continue as advocates.
February 7, 2020
(KOMBIT) Som skrevet i de tidligere nyhedsbreve blev KOMBIT pr. 1. januar bestiller (indkøber) af DBC’s ydelser på vegne af kommnunernes og statens biblioteker. En transition som KOMBIT siden i sommers har forberedt.
February 6, 2020
(BARATZ) La Biblioteca del Parlamento Vasco ha elegido el SIGB AbsysNet para gestionar el funcionamiento de todos los procesos relativos con su colección y personas usuarias. Este cambio supone un salto cualitativo en cuanto a la disposición de nuevas prestaciones funcionales y al tratamiento de objetos digitales, además de disponer de nuevas interfaces más atractivas e intuitivas, tanto para el usuario profesional como para las personas usuarias del catálogo en línea.
(Assabet Interactive) Assabet Interactive announces the release of new software that enables patrons to reserve Library of Things objects from public library websites. The module delivers a professional-looking and organized display of a library’s collection to its website, employing easy methods for both patrons to review and request “things” and staff to manage the reservation and check-out/check-in process. Features include the delivery of a library’s terms and conditions document as part of the reservation process; the ability to assign a unique loan period to each object and establish buffers between loans for maintenance; a reporting function that captures critical statistics; and ILS library card validation against criteria established by the library.
(University of Texas) A grant of over $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help the University of Texas Libraries to collaborate in the customization of a Wikipedia-like platform for the collaborative transcription, translation and indexing of archival texts in non-English languages. The project – “Enabling and Reusing Multilingual Citizen Contributions in the Archival Record” – grew out of a need to provide more accessible digital scholarship platforms for non-English literate archival partners in Latin America. The initial phase of this project will provide an option for non-English literate communities to meaningfully engage and contribute to the Digital Humanities through the interface internationalization and translation of an open source digital scholarship platform.
(Crowley Company) The Crowley Company, marked its 40th year since incorporation. This Friday it wraps up a front-facing celebration of donating to 40 non-profits for 40 days.
(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the Sandhill Regional Library System successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, on January 16, 2020. MOBIUS performed data migration services to the Evergreen ILS as part of its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service. MOBIUS also provides data hosting and support to the NC Cardinal consortium.
(Equinox) Upon the completion of the first application cycle of the Equinox Open Source Grant, Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the first two grantees: Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spark Central in Spokane, Washington.
February 5, 2020
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced the launch of Patron Point Verify, its address verification solution for public libraries. At many libraries, new library card applications allow customers to register for their library cards online, but they are typically not granted full access to the library services until they visit the library with proof of address. Where libraries have a membership card that expires, patrons with an expired card lose access to library services until they can get to a branch with proof of address and have their cards renewed. While this is important to ensure compliance with local library policy, it is a time-consuming process for library staff and simply inconvenient for customers. Patron Point has now added a powerful address verification service to its popular marketing automation platform to create a flexible, end-to-end solution for public libraries.
(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale’s blog about this recognition.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix is excited to announce that in 2019 nearly 100 libraries chose SirsiDynix as their new ILS provider. With its suite of BLUEcloud products and related services—SirsiDynix serves public, academic, K-12, and special libraries, worldwide. SirsiDynix is grateful to its library family for its support and is proud to serve such an important industry.
February 4, 2020
(Springer) Springer Nature continues its commitment to opening up research and enabling the advancement of discovery with the rollout of the SharedIt initiative to proceedings books. Following a successful pilot in 2018, SharedIt will enable to exchange/share links on individual papers in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) as well as in the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology series from January 2020.
(Infor Library and Information Solutions) Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced today that an affiliate of Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining equity stake in Infor held by Golden Gate Capital. At the close of the transaction, Infor will become a standalone subsidiary of Koch Industries, and will continue to be operated by the company’s current management team from its headquarters in New York City. In addition to being a key enterprise customer, Koch has been an investor in Infor since 2017. With the strength of its balance sheet and a AA corporate credit rating, Koch intends to quickly position Infor as one of the most well-capitalized companies in technology. Koch companies have made more than $26 billion in technology-related investments in the past six years, transforming a global portfolio of businesses spanning multiple industries.
(Sage) SAGE Publishing is signing a new open access publishing agreement with Bibsam Consortium, serving 42 of the member institutions including universities, university colleges, and government funded research institutions.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
February 3, 2020
(Villanova University) Version 6.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings some aspects of the code more up to date while also adding several new features and fixes.
February 1, 2020
(UNSILO) Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, announced that it has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO, co-founded by Mads Rydahl and Thomas Laursen, provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through products such as Classify which helps publishers package and sell content in new ways, Recommend which supports the discovery of new and existing research, and Evaluate which helps scale up the capacity of the journal editorial office. It has partnered with leaders in the STM industry like BMJ, Wiley, Clarivate Analytics, and Taylor & Francis to develop solutions for the publishing ecosystem.
January 31, 2020
(Overdrive) LexisNexis Legal and Professional announced comprehensive updates to its LexisNexis Digital Library platform, which now has a completely redesigned interface and a number of beneficial new features that subscribers have been asking for. The LexisNexis Digital Library, a platform offering one of the largest collections of legal eBook publications, now includes a more personalized home page for individual users, better tools for managing notetaking and offline reading capabilities that are tailored to legal librarians and legal professionals.
(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate Analytics announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Decision Resources Group, a premier provider of high-value data, analytics and insights products and services to the healthcare industry, from Piramal Enterprises Limited, part of global business conglomerate Piramal Group. The $950 million purchase price–approximately 12x trailing DRG Adjusted EBITDA, taking into account acquisition cost synergies but not revenue synergies–includes $900 million in cash and approximately $50 million in Clarivate ordinary shares to be issued following the one-year anniversary of closing. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Clarivate earnings in 2020.
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Middle Country Public Library of Centereach and Selden, NY has launched the Company’s patron relationship management system to help drive its marketing efforts.
January 30, 2020
(Springer) Springer Nature and the Materials Research Society (MRS) have signed a strategic new publishing agreement that will come into effect starting on 1 January 2021. At that time, the two organizations will partner to publish all five journals in the MRS portfolio—MRS Bulletin, Journal of Materials Research (JMR), MRS Communications, MRS Energy & Sustainability, and MRS Advances—as well as books. In addition, Springer Nature will host the archived content of the long-standing MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL) and the MRS Internet Journal of Nitride Semiconductor Research (MIJ-NSR).
(OCLC) En junio de 2019, URICI y OCLC firmaron un acuerdo para la integración de los catálogos de la Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos del CSIC en Worldcat, el mayor catálogo colectivo de la actualidad, que contiene 480 millones de registros bibliográficos y 2.800 millones de ejemplares de bibliotecas de todo el mundo. Durante estos meses, personal de URICI y OCLC han estado trabajando conjuntamente para llevar a cabo esta tarea. A finales de 2019 se completó la integración en Worldcat de los fondos impresos de la Red de Bibliotecas y Archivos del CSIC. Esto supone que, a partir de ahora, más de dos millones de registros del CSIC, tanto bibliográficos como de archivos y del repositorio institucional Digital.CSIC, están disponibles a la comunidad investigadora internacional. Este acuerdo beneficia a ambas partes, al CSIC porque dará una gran visibilidad a los fondos de sus bibliotecas y archivos, y se integrará de forma completa en el sistema de préstamo interbibliotecario de OCLC (WorldShare), y a OCLC porque enriquece Worldcat con unos fondos especializados que en muchos casos son difíciles de encontrar en otras bibliotecas.
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that Alondra Nelson, president of the Social Science Research Council and the Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent center for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, has been elected to its Board of Trustees.
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announced that Dallas ISD has selected Library.Solution for Schools as its Library Management Platform.
(University of Texas) The University of Texas Libraries, the Blanton Museum of Art and the Harry Ransom Center have been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a collective digital infrastructure at The University of Texas at Austin that will provide expanded digital access to the rich cultural resources of the university.
January 29, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that Australia’s University of Wollongong has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, along with the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution and Leganto course reading list tool, to streamline library and faculty workflows.
(University of Texas) The University of Texas Libraries has received generous gifts from two Austin-area foundations that will support innovative efforts toward the transformation and modernization of the libraries at The University of Texas at Austin, including the promotion and distribution of open educational resources for use in the classroom.The Tocker Foundation has provided $355,000 for a collaborative project between the UT Libraries, the Austin Public Library and Austin Community College designed to promote the adoption, development and distribution of open educational resources.
(Lyrasis) LYRASIS, an innovative full-service technology and services nonprofit, is pleased to announce the receipt of a second round of funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the ongoing Performing Arts Readiness project. The new grant targets $2.3 million toward this second phase, which will build upon the core goal of strengthening resiliency among performing arts organizations by improving emergency preparedness practices.
(Mitinet Library Services) Mitinet Library Services, a leader in metadata management, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks’ sixth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products and services were permitted to judge and scored them on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, among other criteria.
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Colorado Library Consortium in Centennial, Colorado. Aspen will be working in concert with CLiC's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
(IEEE) IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announces the launch of TechRxiv.org, a preprint server for the global technology community. TechRxiv.org is a collaborative multidisciplinary hub that will facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technologies. This is the latest offering in IEEE’s expanding publishing program, which provides authors with additional tools for enhancing their research, in support of open science.
January 28, 2020
(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library of Lancaster, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 90,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
January 27, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Nevada, Reno, has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace dated legacy systems.
January 26, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that Marist College has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing service to update the college’s interlibrary loan activities so that the needs of the community will be better served.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the California State University, Sacramento, has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution to capture, manage, and highlight the university’s research activity and to further optimize research workflows
January 25, 2020
(NISO) The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee invites feedback on proposed revisions to its Recommended Practice, originally published in 2014 as NISO RP-19-2014 Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Librarians, publishers, vendors, and others who are interested in how content is included in discovery systems are encouraged to share their comments by March 9, 2020.
January 24, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has begun the development of its new Rapido solution for resource sharing and has established the Rapido development partner program. Rapido is built on the Ex Libris higher ed cloud platform and will be live by the end of 2020.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world. The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.
(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020. The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.
(ProQuest) Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest’s TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher’s hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new solution, creating a content set has been reduced to hours, rather than the months required with traditional approaches. TDM Studio gives researchers the freedom to use the content, methods and tools they prefer – and to collaborate on projects both within and outside their university.
(Berghahn Books) Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O). The availability of multiple models is paramount to maintaining a diverse, dynamic, and enterprising publishing ecosystem. Based on librarian curation, existing resources, and proven processes for supporting journals, a subscribe-to-open model is now emerging that makes financing sustainable open access more attainable, especially for smaller journals in the social sciences and humanities.
January 23, 2020
(Overdrive) As public libraries have continually innovated throughout the years with programming and services, they’re now competing for and winning online attention in the digital world. On the heels of record-breaking digital circulation and patron growth in 2019, public librarians enter 2020 with a series of effective programs to help readers discover and benefit from a great book.
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Service, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Brooklyn Public Library of New York (BPL) has selected its patron relationship management system as the operational platform to drive enhancements to BPL’s marketing communications.
(OhioLINK) OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, collaborated with Ithaka S+R to put the library and its users at the center of an “envisioning” process to explore what tech-enabled and integrated services might be relevant to academic libraries. The effort was driven by library deans and directors concerns that strategic directions and technologies available to libraries--both at the consortial level, and on their campuses--were too narrowly scoped to meet emerging needs in a higher education context. The resulting white paper, It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve--Seeking a User-Centered Future for Academic Libraries, is intended to generate constructive discussion among libraries and providers and accelerate innovation.
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.
(Yewno) Health Education England is funding an innovative pilot project to explore the potential of artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve knowledge discovery for NHS staff. HEE is working with Yewno and Ken Chad Consulting to implement Yewno Discover, an advanced AI research solution.
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.
(EBSCO Information Services) Una nueva asociación estratégica entre EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) y protocols.io está diseñada para apoyar el ecosistema de investigación. Los investigadores, los editores y las instituciones académicas se beneficiarán de un flujo de trabajo de investigación abierto, conectado, reproducible e interoperable. La inversión de EBSCO en protocols.io destaca la importancia de apoyar los servicios que extienden y conectan la publicación de un artículo con su análisis central y su impacto continuo. Como parte del acuerdo, EBSCO aprovechará su presencia global para expandir el alcance y el impacto de protocols.io a las instituciones de investigación de todo el mundo.
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.