March 3, 2021
Mackin Educational Resources. MackinVIA named a winner of Tech and Learning's 2021 Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools. MackinVIA, Mackin's free digital content management system, was acknowledged as a winner of the prestigious Tech & Learning Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools Award for Secondary Education in 2021. The award spotlights those products and services that provide the greatest promise and assistance for educators and students, primarily during the current pandemic-related distance learning initiatives that have been seen throughout the country. The judges from Tech & Learning rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology. [Full Announcement].
LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries announce new partnership to bring eBooks to academic library communities. LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries announce a new partnership to bring SimplyE, an open source eBook management platform, to Columbia University Library users. This partnership will increase access to materials available from Columbia University Libraries with an improved and more consistent reading experience and will foster discoverability and use of eBooks for all students and faculty at Columbia and beyond. [Full Announcement].
Caltech Library Will Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform for Fall 2021. After much research and deliberation, the Caltech Library is excited to announce we will adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) for use starting in the fall 2021 term. The open-source FOLIO platform will be hosted by EBSCO Information Services, the leading provider of discovery services, databases, and other information resources and services for libraries worldwide. EBSCO contributes substantially to the technical development of FOLIO software and offers FOLIO hosting and data management services. [Full Announcement].
March 2, 2021
RBmedia expands Christian audio offering with three exclusive publishing deals. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced exclusive partnerships between its Christian Audio brand and three leading Christian publishers. In addition, RBmedia has welcomed Mark Warner as the new Christian Audio publisher. [Full Announcement].
Broward County Library Selects Skilltype for Teams, becoming the first public library to adopt the Skills Management Platform. LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content services for galleries, libraries, archives, museum, and research communities is excited to announce that Broward County Library (FL) will become the first large public library to adopt Skilltype, a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, grow, and share expertise, through an exclusive partnership. [Full Announcement].
LYRASIS and WALDO announce pilot to offer LYRASIS learning, expanding professional development services for WALDO members. LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, archives, and research communities, and WALDO, the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization, announce a new pilot to deliver LYRASIS Learning to a test group of WALDO members, expanding access to expert professional development. [Full Announcement].
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT Press launches Direct to Open. The MIT Press has announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). A first-of-its-kind sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model. [Full Announcement].
APUC Chooses Kanopy to provide streaming video to libraries throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), a leading consortium serving academic and special library members across Scotland, has selected Kanopy as its streaming video partner. Kanopy offers a growing selection of more than 15,000 films to these regions from leading suppliers including Siren Films, United International Pictures and First Run Features, many of which are diverse and exclusive. [Full Announcement].
March 1, 2021
LibraryCall Dial-a-Story Now Available as Turnkey Service. LibraryCall, a project of The Galecia Group, offers a Dial-a-Story service that is now available as either a fully customized service for libraries or as a turnkey service requiring no staff involvement. [Full Announcement].
CLOCKSS. CLOCKSS names new Executive Director. CLOCKSS, the long-term digital preservation service for scholarly communications, announced that Alicia Wise will be its new Executive Director, taking over from Craig Van Dyck, who retires in May. [Full Announcement].
Cabrini University Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Cabrini University Library in Radnor, PA is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
February 26, 2021
East Lansing Public Library (MI) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced today that East Lansing Public Library of Michigan has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
MOBIUS migrates Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library to NC Cardinal Consortium. MOBIUS announced that the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey (AMY) Regional Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on February 18, 2021. [Full Announcement].
February 25, 2021
Bruynzeel Storage Systems. Bruynzeel Storage Systems acquires American distributor of storage systems. The European market leader in mobile storage systems, Bruynzeel Storage Systems with headquarters in Panningen, Netherlands is taking over the American distributor RDT Concepts. With the acquisition, Bruynzeel strengthens its position in the American market in mobile and fixed storage systems. RDT Concepts has built a strong position in a large number of markets in the Midwestern United States over the past decades. The US storage systems market is the largest in the world. [Full Announcement].
National Library of the Netherlands teams with Ex Libris for digital preservation. The National Library of the Netherlands (KBNL) has chosen the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution from Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, to ensure its fast-growing digital collections remain safe for future generations. Rosetta is an end-to-end solution that enables the safe and secure collection, management and delivery of all types of digital information. [Full Announcement].
Gale and Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford announce the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships. The Bodleian Libraries and Gale, a Cengage Company, are delighted to announce the launch of the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships program. Funded by Gale, the fellowships will support three scholars for a three-month period of research into a digital humanities related topic at the University of Oxford, using the Centre for Digital Scholarship of the Bodleian Libraries. The goal of the program is to encourage emerging digital humanities scholarship in the Asia Pacific region and progress the contribution of non-Western and regional perspectives in the field of digital humanities research. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services launches Dynamic Health CDS + Skills. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the release of Dynamic Health™ CDS + Skills, a resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills, obtain fast, accurate answers to clinical questions and foster a culture of evidence-based practice. Dynamic Health CDS + Skills builds on EBSCO's current resource, Dynamic Health™ Skills, adding clinical decision support content that is based on a strict, evidence-based methodology, leading to improved patient outcomes. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in the Philippines. EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions, the first EBSCO FOLIO partner in the Asia-Pacific reigon, have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO and OnStrike will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].
FOLIO welcomes new members and introduces a new governance model as the project expands. The FOLIO project, which has created an open source library services platform, is expanding to add new member organizations and is introducing a new governance model. The changes are designed to open the project to a wider variety of member libraries and organizations with a new structure for both involvement and leadership. [Full Announcement].
BiblioCommons launches BiblioEmail: integrated, accessible, automated email marketing designed for public libraries. BiblioEmail is now available to all public libraries for pre-order as part of the BiblioCommons suite of services. BiblioEmail is specifically designed for public libraries looking to personalize their email marketing efforts. The new product's most notable feature is the ability to repurpose content that has already been created in BiblioWeb — making the email creation process much more streamlined and staff-friendly. [Full Announcement].
Announcing NISO’s 2021 Awardees. The winners of the National Information Standards Organization's 2021 awards and scholarships were announced. The recipient of this year's prestigious Miles Conrad Award for lifetime achievement is Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. This year's NISO Fellow is George Kerscher, CIO of the DAISY Consortium and Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech, for his invaluable work on information standards for accessibility and content distribution. The Ann Marie Cunningham Award honors NISO volunteers who routinely go above and beyond the normal call of duty to serve the organization. This year's recipients are Athena Hoeppner of the University of Central Florida, and Julie Zhu of the IEEE. [Full Announcement].
February 24, 2021
Elizabeth German joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer. he Open Library Foundation has named Elizabeth German to the role of Senior Program Officer. German is an associate professor and the service design librarian at Texas A&M University and will work with the Foundation's Board to support Foundation operations and strategic initiatives. [Full Announcement].
Springshare celebrates Global Chat Cooperative's one year relaunch. Springshare recognizes the one year anniversary of the relaunch of the 24/7 Global Chat Cooperative service - a worldwide librarian community answering patron questions and chats when their local librarians are unavailable. [Full Announcement].
Innovative Announces Mobile Worklists 4.0 Available for Android. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Mobile Worklists 4.0 for Android is in general release. The Mobile Worklists mobile app, which lets library staff update lists and item records from their mobile device when pulling titles for exhibits, fulfilling holds, and conducting inventory, is now available on the Android platform and offers libraries more options for getting work done from within the stacks. The Android operating system is used by about three-quarters of mobile users worldwide. [Full Announcement].
February 23, 2021
New Zealand's Lincoln University goes live with Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution. The university is the first in New Zealand to implement the Leganto solution, which will strengthen the quality of teaching and learning and facilitate the management and reporting of copyright complianceAdelaide, Australia, and Christchurch, New Zealand—February 23, 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Lincoln University is the first institution of higher education in New Zealand to go live with the Ex Libris Leganto® course resource list solution. Leganto serves lecturers, librarians, and students at the university and provides the institution with a digital repository for course materials. Leganto is integrated with Lincoln University's Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. [Full Announcement].
Södertälje kommun erbjuder alla skolbibliotek en ny och användarvänlig lösning. Som den andra kommunen på bara ett par månader har Södertälje valt bibliotekslösningen Cicero för att öka tillgängligheten till skolbiblioteken i grundskolorna. Under hösten 2020 valde Norrköpings kommun att köpa bibliotekslösningen Cicero till kommunens samtliga 50 skolbibliotek. Nu väljer Södertälje kommun också att göra det, vilket gör det lätt för skolbibliotekarier, lärare och 12 000 elever att hitta och låna exemplar – såväl på biblioteket som i klassrummet. [Full Announcement].
Apollo LSP boosted with Advanced Reserves and Library of Things. Biblionix announced Advanced Reserve and Library of Things (LoT) capabilities for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Libraries can choose to implement either one or both on anything in their Apollo catalogs. [Full Announcement].
Solus Library App now supporting 24 languages. February 24, 2021 - Solus Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of 4 new languages, bringing the total to 24, with 12 local country variations. The Solus Library App has seen tremendous growth both internationally, as well as in the North American market through itself and reseller partners. [Full Announcement].
February 22, 2021
Plymouth Marjon University chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. The Plymouth Marjon University has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].
Villanova University. VuFind 7.1 Released. Version 7.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release focuses on improving compatibility while also adding several new features and fixes. [Full Announcement].
February 19, 2021
Nine more libraries now using Tipasa for interlibrary loan management. In recent weeks, nine libraries have implemented Tipasa for their ILL programs and joined a total of 316 libraries now using Tipasa. [Full Announcement].
MidPointe Library System (OH) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that MidPointe Library System of Ohio has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
February 17, 2021
OCLC helping Fayetteville Public Library to ‘create ultimate library experience’ with Wise. Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. [Full Announcement].
Ex Libris Esploro integrates with Knowledge Unlatched to support institutions’ adoption of Open Access publishing models. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced its partnership with Knowledge Unlatched, an open access service provider. The integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution with the Knowledge Unlatched Oable workflow management solution will provide research institutions with full article processing charge (APC) workflows, covering APC submission, approvals, and budget management in Ex Libris Alma library services platform. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions welcomes Bill Kessler as Aspen Discovery sales consultant. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Bill Kessler Burnett has joined ByWater Solutions as an Aspen Discovery Sales Consultant. [Full Announcement].
Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library goes live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library in Arizona is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].
February 16, 2021
Remembering David Cully (1952-2021). David Cully, 68, died Sunday (Feb. 14) following a battle with cancer. Cully joined Baker & Taylor, a Follett company, in 2008 and served in several leadership roles before being named President of the business in 2017. Mr. Cully retired from Baker & Taylor in August 2019. He previously held various chief executive and executive president positions at Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Putnam Berkley Publishing Group and Waldenbooks. [Full Announcement].
February 15, 2021
The Open Library Foundation names new Board President and two new board members. The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board. Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library Systems and Services at Stanford University will replace David Carlson as Board President. Carlson, Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University, will maintain his seat on the Board. The Board is also welcoming Chris Keene and Paula Sullenger. [Full Announcement].
February 12, 2021
Benbrook Public Library (TX) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Benbrook Public Library of Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at 2021 Computers in Libraries Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Computers in Libraries Conference from March 23-25. [Full Announcement].
February 11, 2021
Miami-Dade Public Library System joins Innovative in developing the new Vega Community Engagement and Discovery Solution. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Miami-Dade Public Library System, one of the largest public library systems in the United States, serving 2.5 million residents through 50 library locations, has joined the Development Partner program for Vega, Innovative's new community engagement and discovery solution designed to serve library staff, patrons, donors, and citizens. [Full Announcement].
RBmedia acquires Booka’s audiobook publishing business to expand Spanish-language offering. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced the acquisition of Booka's audiobook publishing business and its full catalog of Spanish language titles. Booka, a leading audiobook producer in Spain, will retain its professional services audio production business. [Full Announcement].
REALM project releases results from tests of virus on materials at different temperatures. The REALM project has released results from two rounds of scientific tests to determine how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can remain on materials found in archives, libraries, and museums at temperatures colder and warmer than previous tests. [Full Announcement].
The University of Piraeus adopts Yewno Discover, a powerful tool for AI driven research. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, today announces that the University of Piraeus will be adopting Yewno Discover, an AI-powered academic research platform. The University of Piraeus will be the first university in Greece to offer its students and researchers this web-based solution. [Full Announcement].
PALCI and ConnectNY partner with Index Data to adopt ReShare. Index Data is pleased to announce that the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY (CNY) will adopt ReShare to support their consortial resource sharing programs. The two consortia, both planning to go live this summer, will partner with Index Data for implementation, hosting, and support services. [Full Announcement].
February 10, 2021
Readers Across the US Fall in Love with Nationwide Digital Book Club. Nearly 16,000 public libraries and tens of thousands of readers across the United States join together to enjoy the latest Together We Read: US digital book club selection. From February 10 to 24, readers with a valid library card can borrow and discuss author Kate Clayborn's award-winning witty romance ebook and audiobook, Love Lettering, for free with no waitlists or holds. Readers can access the digital book by downloading the award-winning Libby app and then participate in an online discussion. [Full Announcement].
La Fototeca del IPCE implementa un nuevo buscador que mejora la consulta de su colección. El Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte pone a disposición del público general un nuevo buscador, más potente y con un diseño actualizado, que mejora la consulta de la Fototeca del Instituto de Patrimonio Cultural de España (IPCE). Gracias a él es posible consultar en línea y en abierto más de 275.000 imágenes que reflejan la transformación del patrimonio cultural español desde los inicios de la fotografía hasta nuestros días. [Full Announcement].
JSTOR. Digital Library JSTOR Partners with APA to Provide e-books Online. Digital library JSTOR is partnering with the American Psychological Association to offer academic monographs through JSTOR's e-book program. More than 500 titles are available now, and APA will continue to add new academic titles as they are published. [Full Announcement].
Three Oberlin Group members begin adopting the FOLIO LSP with EBSCO FOLIO Services. Drew University, Lafayette College and Skidmore College have begun implementing the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). These institutions are among the many colleges and universities that have begun implementing FOLIO. Drew, Lafayette and Skidmore will be working with the EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) FOLIO migration team and using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and support. [Full Announcement].
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Libraries develop innovative open access agreements with PLOS. The MIT Libraries has negotiated two new open-access publishing agreements with the nonprofit publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) that allow all MIT authors to publish in all PLOS titles with no publishing fees. The agreement aligns with the core principles of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts. [Full Announcement].
February 8, 2021
Lamar Public Library joins CLiC and chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Colorado Library Consortium has added Lamar Public Library, in Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog. [Full Announcement].
Dothan Houston County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
February 5, 2021
Eagle Public Library (ID) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Eagle Public Library of Idaho has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
Mitteilungen/Produktionsbeginn des Fritz-Haber-Instituts der MPG mit Koha 20.05. Das Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft mit Sitz in Berlin erforscht die Grundlagen für die chemische Umwandlung von Materie und Energie an Oberflächen und Grenzflächen. Es besteht aus fünf Abteilungen: Anorganische Chemie, Grenzflächenwissenschaft, Molekülphysik, Physikalische Chemie und Theorie. [Full Announcement].
February 4, 2021
Aries Systems. Aries Systems and scite Partner to Evaluate Research Validity of Manuscripts in EM. Aries Systems Corporation, a leading technology workflow solutions provider to the scholarly publishing community, and scite, a platform for discovering and evaluating scientific articles via Smart Citations, are pleased to announce their partnership to facilitate the veracity of scientific references. [Full Announcement].
Crowley Company. Crowley Technician Receives Special Recognition from InoTec GmbH. The Crowley Company (Crowley) announces that Image Quality Specialist and Senior Field Engineer Corin Van de Griek has received special recognition from production document scanner manufacturer InoTec GmbH Organisationssysteme (InoTec). The award – a surprise delivery from Germany came in the form of an engraved plaque and was in honor of Van de Grieks' efforts to help the manufacturer achieve image quality in line with the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative. [Full Announcement].
February 3, 2021
Innovative celebrates customer-focused resources. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, celebrated a year of increased communications and improved connections with our library customers. During a very challenging year globally for libraries, universities, and government institutions, Innovative sped up many initiatives and added new ones to make our customer experience better than ever. [Full Announcement].
February 2, 2021
EBSCO Clinical Decisions resource DynaMed named 2021 Best in KLAS for clinical decision support. DynaMed, an EBSCO Clinical Decisions resource, was named the top performing point-of-care clinical reference tool in the 2021 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that DynaMed was ranked the number one clinical decision support point-of-care reference tool among healthcare organizations. [Full Announcement].
The Central Land Council Goes Live with Liberty and Orbit Library Management System. Softlink Information Centres congratulates the Central Land Council Library in Australia's Northern Territory on the successful launch of Liberty and Orbit library management system. [Full Announcement].
February 1, 2021
Equinox migrates Bowling Green Public Library to Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox welcomed the Bowling Green Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. [Full Announcement].
January 29, 2021
Jessamine County Public Library (KY) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Jessamine County Public Library of Nicholasville, Kentucky has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
American Library Association. ALA Announces 2021 Annual Conference Will Be Virtual. The American Library Association's Executive Board announced that the 2021 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition scheduled for June 23–29 in Chicago will take place virtually. [Full Announcement].
Library and higher education groups release Communication Toolkit for implementing effective data practices. The Association of Research Libraries, California Digital Library, Association of American Universities, and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released a communication toolkit for facilitating institutional communication and discussions around the broad adoption of persistent identifiers and machine-readable data management plans. [Full Announcement].
January 28, 2021
The University of Southern Indiana Partners With TIND and EBSCO to Improve the Library’s Research Experience. TIND and EBSCO Information Services announce that the University of Southern Indiana has selected the TIND Integrated Library System, migrating from Ex Libris' Voyager system and will also transition its Primo discovery layer to EBSCO Discovery Service. The university will be able to use EDS with TIND ILS for real-time holdings information and integrate with GOBI and Harrassowitz, leveraging the TIND ILS real-time acquisition APIs. [Full Announcement].
NISO’s Recommended Practice on Reproducibility Badging and Definitions now published. The National Information Standards Organization announced the publication of its Recommended Practice, RP-31-2021, Reproducibility Badging and Definitions. Developed by the NISO Taxonomy, Definitions, and Recognition Badging Scheme Working Group, this new Recommended Practice provides a set of recognition standards that can be deployed across scholarly publishing outputs to easily recognize and reward the sharing of data and methods. [Full Announcement].
January 27, 2021
Las bibliotecas de 15 nuevos municipios se incorporan al catálogo único de la Comunidad de Madrid. La Red de Bibliotecas Públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid sigue creciendo y extendiendo el carné único en los municipios de la región. En una nueva fase de integración a AbsysNet, las bibliotecas de 15 municipios se han adherido al proyecto del catálogo único de la Comunidad de Madrid, siendo 80 los municipios que forman parte del catálogo regional y sumando ya 181 bibliotecas públicas, 85 bibliotecas escolares, 12 módulos de Bibliometro, 13 bibliobuses y la Biblioteca Regional de Madrid. [Full Announcement].
Research from Turkey’s Marmara University joins the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Collection. Marmara University is the first institution in Turkey to showcase its graduate works in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the leading source of emerging research from universities around the world. Located in Istanbul, MU is renowned for its research in medicine, law and fine arts. [Full Announcement].
Springshare: Measuring User Satisfaction with LibAnswers. Springshare announced a new suite of LibAnswers features dedicated to gathering user feedback and harnessing metrics important to virtual reference, library assistance, and support services. Together they provide customers with the ability to reduce dissatisfied tickets, improve patron satisfaction, and accurately capture staff output. [Full Announcement].
January 26, 2021
Als erste Universität in Deutschland entscheidet sich die Technische Universität Berlin für das Literaturlisten-Managementsystem Leganto von Ex Libris. Ex Libris, ein Unternehmen von ProQuest, freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass die Technische Universität (TU) Berlin sich für das Literaturlisten-Managementsystem Leganto® entschieden hat. Damit werden neue Lehrmethoden ermöglicht, das Fernstudium unterstützt und gleichzeitig die enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Bibliothekspersonal und den Lehrkräften gefördert. Die Leganto-Lösung ist in die Bibliotheksservice-Plattform Ex Libris Alma® eingebunden, die ebenso wie der Recherchedienst Ex Libris Primo seit mehreren Jahren erfolgreich von der Universität genutzt wird. [Full Announcement].
Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center. Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching. The company has launched Gale In Context: For Educators' new Learning Center, an on-demand professional learning hub for finding, organizing and learning how to teach – virtually or in-person – using the content created within For Educators. Now teachers can take control of their own professional learning and find support as they work to use For Educators to drive student learning outcomes. [Full Announcement].
Library Futures. Launch of new 501(c)3 Library Futures. Library Futures Institute, a new 501(c)(3) that will empower libraries to take control of their digital futures and fight for the right to equitable access to knowledge, launched this week with a social media campaign celebrating a technology-positive vision for libraries. [Full Announcement].
France’s Le Monde Newspaper Archive will be available to academic and public Libraries through ProQuest. Researchers will soon have a new and invaluable resource for exploring the history and culture of France from 1944 to 2000. The historical archive of Le Monde – considered one of the newspapers of record for France and one of the best-known and most influential publications in the world – will be available in full-page digital image format to academic and public libraries through ProQuest in March 2021. [Full Announcement].
January 25, 2021
Ca’ Foscari University Library to offer AI-Based research tool to students and researchers. Yewno, a leading provider of AI solutions for Education, is pleased to announce that Ca' Foscari University in Venice will be providing their students and researchers with access to Yewno Discover, Yewno's flagship artificial intelligence research platform. Ca' Foscari will be integrating Yewno Discover into their Primo installation, which will enable discovery to remain within the library ecosystem. [Full Announcement].
Ex Libris introduces Pivot-RP, providing institutions with access to the most comprehensive source of research funding. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the launch of Pivot-RP, which brings together the best of the Ex Libris Pivot and Research Professional solutions and unifies their funding databases. The unified funding solution helps institutions connect researchers to funding opportunities, offers insights and shortcuts that assist research organizations in winning a large share of available funding, and facilitates the discovery of potential collaborators. [Full Announcement].
January 22, 2021
Brazoria County Library System (TX) launches with Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Brazoria County Library System of Angleton, Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
Axiell launches the Quria Library Directors’ Forum. In the spirit of learning and collaboration, we have launched a Quria Library Directors' Forum. Library Directors in the Quria Community are invited to join the community and partake in discussions about strategies and trends in the sector. The forum will also provide a place to share experiences using Quria, collaborate on strategic product development, and receive product updates from Axiell. [Full Announcement].
New choice report studies academic collection development, reveals shift to ebooks. As digital books become more essential in colleges and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, academic librarians are adopting the ebook format at a vastly accelerated rate. To better understand ebook collection development in academic libraries, Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), conducted a research study to shine a much-needed light on the ways academic libraries are responding to the increased demand for digital content. Highlights include data showing that ebooks are an established part of academic library collections, many academic librarians' overarching acquisition model favors ebooks over print and both libraries and patrons have fully integrated ebooks into their workflows and practices. [Full Announcement].
Washington State Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Washington State Law Library is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries 51,000 plus bibs from Sierra and is providing ongoing support services for Koha. [Full Announcement].
Aspen Discovery Announces 21.01.00 Release. Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 21.01.00 release, the first release of 2021, is now available. [Full Announcement].
January 21, 2021
RBmedias Bridgerton Audiobooks give fans a glimpse into what's next. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced a surge in downloads for its longtime bestselling Bridgerton series audiobooks following the hit Netflix adaptation. Produced by Recorded Books®, RBmedia's flagship publishing brand, Julia Quinn's historical romance series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the Bridgerton children. [Full Announcement].
Spain's University of Zaragoza adopts the FOLIO library services platform. University of Zaragoza is the first library in Spain to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. The implementation project will be led by IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services who has partnered with EBSCO for library implementation in Spain and will be completed in the spring of 2021. [Full Announcement].
La Universidad de Zaragoza en España adopta la Plataforma de Servicios de la Biblioteca FOLIO. La Universidad de Zaragoza es la primera biblioteca de España que ha elegido a como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios con los servicios de alojamiento de EBSCO Information Service. El proyecto de implementación será liderado por IBAI-SCANBIT que se ha asociado con EBSCO para la implementación de bibliotecas en España. [Full Announcement].
Four Innovative solutions win recognition in 2021 Modern Library Awards. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading provider of library software, has received platinum awards for three products – Innovative Resource Sharing (INN-Reach), Mobile Worklists, and MyLibrary! – and a gold award for Polaris Leap from LibraryWorks' seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs are awarded to the top products and services in the industry, according to criteria including functionality, value, and customer service. This year, product submissions were sent to more than 80,000 librarians for scoring. [Full Announcement].
January 20, 2021
Technische Universität Berlin becomes first university in Germany to opt for Ex Libris Leganto course reading list tool. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Technische Universität (TU) Berlin has selected the Leganto course reading list solution to facilitate new methods of teaching and to increase support for distance learning. For a number of years, the university's library has been using the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution. Tightly integrated with the library services platform, the Leganto solution will help promote close collaboration between the library staff and teachers. [Full Announcement].
Axiell and Piction partner to offer digital asset ecosystem for museum and archive collections. Axiell, the leading vendor globally for collections management software, announces a collaboration with Piction, an innovative technology company delivering a market leading cloud based Digital Asset Management solution to the cultural sector. This ground-breaking partnership enables museums, libraries, archives and other cultural organizations to manage and serve media and metadata seamlessly, ensuring the digital assets in the collection can be effectively shared within the institution and beyond. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services announces submissions open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant. Submissions are now open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services. For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available. [Full Announcement].
ConnectNY Selects Index Data as Service Provider for ReShare. ConnectNY, a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State, and Index Data, a software and services company specializing in creating innovative tools for libraries, are pleased to announce that CNY has selected Index Data as the service provider for ReShare. [Full Announcement].
HighWire Press. HighWire Partners with Rievent to Embed CME Learning Content within Journal Articles. Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, announced it has extended its partnership with learning software provider Rievent to deliver an enhanced CME experience directly within journal articles. Rievent Connect makes it easy to seamlessly embed continuing medical education (CME) content alongside your existing platform or website, rather than redirecting users to a separate application. Through third-party integration with Rievent Connect, HighWire customers can now benefit from in-line course content embedded directly into the related articles. [Full Announcement].
January 19, 2021
ProQuest, Patron Point launch new reading recommendation service for public libraries.. EdTech leader ProQuest has joined Patron Point, a library marketing automation partner, to build Patron Point Recommends – a new reading recommendation service that helps public libraries market content to their patrons, increasing engagement and usage. [Full Announcement].
Soutron Global refreshes COVID-19 financial support package for 2021 with PRP. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces details of an extended support package for information professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following its successful and well received COVID-19 Financial Support Package of 2020, Soutron Global unveils its refined program for 2021, the Pandemic Recovery Program (PRP). [Full Announcement].
Pandemic leads to a significant increase in streaming video usage that is expected to continue, study shows. As more people stayed at home during 2020 due to the pandemic, they were streaming a lot more videos for reasons beyond just entertainment. This trend is expected to continue over the next three years, prompting many public libraries to transition their budgets from DVDs to streaming and prepare for changes and challenges. [Full Announcement].
TLC wins dual Modern Library Award honors. The Library Corporation has added to its impressive list of accomplishments yet again, earning multiple 2021 Modern Library Awards. TLC not only received a Gold Level Award for CARL.Connect Discovery but also the highly distinguished “Service of the Year” Award for TLC.Cloud Services. The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Only customers with experience using these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. [Full Announcement].
Oxelösunds library chooses Quria to streamline operations. Oxelösunds Library chooses Axiell's cloud-based platform, Quria, and discovery tool, Axiell Arena, to streamline work for library staff, leaving more time to assist borrowers and visitors. With this user-friendly and modern library system, Oxelösund will be better positioned to support its 11,900 inhabitants with more flexible library operations and automated processes. [Full Announcement].
Mitinet Library Services Receives Gold Award in 2021 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. Mitinet Library Services, a leader in metadata management, is pleased to announce it has received a gold award in LibraryWorks' seventh 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/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. [Full Announcement].
January 15, 2021
Patron Point receives Platinum Award in 2021 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. Patron Point is delighted to announce it has received a Platinum award in LibraryWorks' seventh 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/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. [Full Announcement].
Danville Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point.. ron Point announced today that Danville Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
January 14, 2021
A message from Matti Shem Tov, ProQuest CEO. As we start a new year, I would like to take a moment to thank our customers worldwide, reflect on the year we just ended, and look ahead to 2021 and beyond. [Full Announcement].
MARCIVE, Inc.. Home MARCIVE Receives Platinum Honor in the 2021 Modern Library Awards 2021 MLA Awards MARCIVE’s Authorities Processing and RDA Conversion Services Are Distinguished as Platinum by the 2021 Modern Library Awards. MARCIVE, a trusted provider of MARC bibliographic services, is pleased to announce that two of their innovative services have received the platinum distinction in LibraryWorks' seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). Each year, the MLAs recognize the top products and services in the library industry through a peer-reviewed judging process. Librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries who have experience using the products/services in their facilities are permitted to judge. [Full Announcement].
Putting its digital strategy into action, the University of Stirling chooses Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Web Portal. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Scotland's University of Stirling has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal as part of the university's digital strategy. Implemented at educational institutions around the world, the campusM platform provides university communities with easy, on-the-go access to personalized services and constantly changing information. [Full Announcement].
College of Optometrists chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The College of Optometrists has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous IS Oxford Heritage solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].
Crowley Company. Crowley Company Honored with Four 2021 Platinum Modern Library Awards. The Crowley Compan, a worldwide leader in digitization scanning solutions and services with offices in Frederick, Maryland, San Dimas, California and Basingstoke, UK, is pleased to announce that the firm has been honored with LibraryWorks' Modern Library (MLA) awards for the seventh consecutive year. Since the award programs' inception in 2015, Crowley has amassed 22 total awards, this year earning four Platinum distinctions, the highest honor offered. [Full Announcement].
Xercode. 30 bibliotecas más se suman al sistema unificado de gestión de la Red de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia. Un total de 30 nuevas bibliotecas se suman a la implantación de Koha, a través de xelibrary, el sistema de gestión integrado para bibliotecas de Xercode que ya utiliza desde hace tiempo la Rede de Bibliotecas Públicas de Galicia. Con esta nueva incorporación, ya son más de 130 las bibliotecas que han unificado su sistema de gestión con Koha. [Full Announcement].
Sacramento County Public Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Sacramento County Public Law Library is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
OCLC’s Capira mobile library services recognized with 2021 Modern Library Awards. OCLC's CapiraMobile and CapiraCurbside—mobile library services that offer flexibility, choice, and convenience for libraries and their users—have been recognized with LibraryWorks' 2021 Modern Library Awards. [Full Announcement].
January 13, 2021
Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure. New open access platform for mathematics launched online. With its funding decision in 2019, the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and the Länder had paved the way for zbMATH Open. Now it is done: In an elaborate work process, the information service was transformed into an open access platform. This means that much of the data can be used freely for research purposes and for linking to other non-commercial services. [Full Announcement].
Pandemic leads to a significant increase in streaming video usage that is expected to continue, study shows. As more people stayed at home during 2020 due to the pandemic, they were streaming a lot more videos for reasons beyond just entertainment. This trend is expected to continue over the next three years, prompting many public libraries to transition their budgets from DVDs to streaming and prepare for changes and challenges. [Full Announcement].
Saint Vincent College goes live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania is now live on FOLIO. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 195,000 plus records from Millennium this winter and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance. [Full Announcement].
January 12, 2021
EBSCO Information Services Launches EBSCOed. EBSCO Information Services announces the availability of EBSCOed powered by Stacks, a web-based content management system that makes it easy for schools to aggregate and streamline access to their digital resources in an interoperable, personalized experience. Developed in partnership with Publishers' Warehouse, the central source for textbooks in Alabama, EBSCOed serves as a single, easy-to-use online access point to approved educational resources across the state or within a school district's community. [Full Announcement].
Introducing ProQuest One Business: supporting business students on the path to academic and professional success. ProQuest announced the launch of a new solution designed to support the unique teaching and learning needs of business faculty and students: ProQuest One Business. Developed in collaboration with faculty, students and business librarians, ProQuest One Business delivers a mix of practical and theoretical content in an interface that helps students build the research skills they'll need for success in their courses and careers. A business-focused user experience guides students to content for their most common assignments – including SWOT analyses, case studies and industry reports. [Full Announcement].
Over 100 Public Libraries Exceed 1 Million Digital Book Checkouts in 2020. A record 102 public library systems from around the world empowered readers to borrow over 1 million ebooks and audiobooks from their digital collections in 2020. This represents the most systems ever to reach this milestone through OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform. Contributing factors include increased digital book usage due to the pandemic, elevated interest in social justice titles and BIPOC authors and strong circulation growth for children's and young adult titles because of remote learning. [Full Announcement].
January 11, 2021
TLCs Family of Customers is growing in Indiana. The Library Corporation'continues to expand its family of customers in Indiana with the recent Library.Solution implementation at Plymouth Public Library. [Full Announcement].
2CQR. Important news from 2CQR. Lyngsoe Systems has acquired 2CQR and PV SUPA [Full Announcement].
Four Additional Publishers Adopt NISO’s KBART Guidelines. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce that four more publishers have recently started supplying metadata that conforms to the NISO recommended practice, KBART: Knowledge Bases And Related Tools (NISO RP-9-2014). A total of 62 publishers have now achieved KBAR compliance since the recommended practice was originally published in 2010. [Full Announcement].
January 10, 2021
Community College League of California. Community College League of California reaches agreement with ExLibris to sustain the Library Services Platform. The Community College League of California announced a new three-year agreement with ExLibris for the Library Services Platform (LSP), providing a smooth transition to sustain the effort this fiscal year. The LSP Program is a California Community Colleges systemwide project that recently implemented a shared library software solution for 110 participating colleges. Students can now utilize a single search for physical library materials, library database subscriptions, e-books and Open Educational Resource (OER) materials. [Full Announcement].
January 8, 2021
New Theses and Dissertations Dashboard helps universities grow and showcase research. A new electronic theses and dissertations dashboard can help administrators and librarians gather valuable data on their university's research output – and it's now available free to all universities who disseminate their dissertations and theses with ProQuest. [Full Announcement].
O’Fallon Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that O'Fallon Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].
OrangeBoy Welcomes the Porter County Public Library System to the Savannah Platform. OangeBoy announced the addition of the Porter County Public Library System to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].
OrangeBoy Welcomes the Keene Memorial Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoy announced the addition of the Keene Memorial Library to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. Located in Fremont, NE, the Keene Memorial Library expands OrangeBoy's footprint in the Midwest and Great Plains region. [Full Announcement].
January 7, 2021
Lyngsoe Systems to acquire P.V. Supa Group. Lyngsoe Systems A/S Library Business Unit has signed an agreement to acquire Finnish-based P.V. Supa and its related companies in UK (2CQR) and US (P.V. Supa Inc.). [Full Announcement].
33% growth for digital books from public libraries and schools in 2020 sets records. Librarians and educators achieved record levels of digital book circulation in 2020. Readers worldwide borrowed 430 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in the past 12 months, a 33% increase over 2019. This significant growth was influenced by the pandemic, social justice and remote learning. Data was reported by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 65,000 libraries and schools worldwide. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Santa Fe Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for the Aspen Discovery Open Source system for Santa Fe Public Library in New Mexico! [Full Announcement].
KOHA ILS Koha Community Announces 20.11 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 20.11 release is available. This major release includes 9 new features, 354 enhancements, 412 bugfixes. [Full Announcement].
January 6, 2021
Kanopy Announces new partnership with Participant to further promote Public access to social impact entertainment. Kanopy announced today a digital content partnership with Participant, the leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires audiences to engage in positive social change. Available to Kanopy users since December, the content agreement offers a selection of Participant's content to participating public library card holders. [Full Announcement].
January 5, 2021
Wiley, Inc.. Wiley acquires Hindawi. John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi Limited, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers, for a total purchase price of $298 million. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley's position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company's open access publishing program. [Full Announcement].