January 18, 2022
Elsevier appoints Laura Hassink as Managing Director, STM Journals. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Hassink as the new Managing Director for STM Journals, succeeding Philippe Terheggen, who has retired at the end of 2021 after a distinguished 30-year career at Elsevier. Laura will be responsible for Elsevier's portfolio of 2,650 journals managed by more than 24,000 editors, who collectively publish more than 560,000 research articles a year. [Full Announcement].
Patron Point receives Platinum Award again in 2022 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. Patron Point is delighted to announce it has received a Platinum award in LibraryWorks' eighth 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].
Sora Content Bundles feature empowers educators to easily reserve digital books for specific students. Educators who are looking for more efficient ways to support reading outcomes have a new solution: Content Bundles. This new feature allows educators to reserve and bundle digital books from their school's Sora collection, offering exclusive access for select students based on specific scenarios. Using a code, the students can then unlock and read the ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, the leading student reading app available in more than 53,000 schools worldwide. [Full Announcement].
January 17, 2022
Five Innovative Solutions Win Recognition in 2022 Modern Library Awards. Innovative, part of Clarivate, has received platinum awards for four products: Mobile Worklists, Vega Discover, the Polaris ILS, and Polaris Leap—and a gold award for Innovative Resource Sharing from LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards. [Full Announcement].
collectionHQ Receives Platinum in 2022 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. collectionHQ, the leading library analytics solution, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). [Full Announcement].
Langara College Joins Talis Aspire Resource List Management Solution (RLMS) Community to streamline copyright workflows and improve student success. The Talis Aspire community in Canada continues to grow, as Langara College joins the University of Alberta, Capilano University, MacEwan University, and Okanagan College in benefitting from the platform-neutral Resource List Management Solution. Talis Aspire will facilitate library oversight of copyright workflows, reducing risk across the university, while amplifying library visibility and use of licensed resources at the point of student learning. [Full Announcement].
January 14, 2022
First Nations Information Connection Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that First Nations Information Connection Libraries in Alberta, Canada is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 57,000 plus bibliographic records from Symphony ILS with SirsiDynix. [Full Announcement].
Gale In Context: For Educators Receives Product of the Year in 2022 Modern Library Awards From LibraryWorks. Gale, part of Cengage Group, is thrilled to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named Product of the Year in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the most elite products and services that serve the library industry. [Full Announcement].
Cedar Rapids Public Library (IA) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Cedar Rapids Public Library, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has launched its patron engagement platform to support the marketing priorities of the Library's current Strategic Plan for promoting awareness of services and programs offered by the library. [Full Announcement].
MackinVIA receives its 6th consecutive Modern Library Award from LibraryWorks, winning the distinctive Platinum Award. Mackin, a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. [Full Announcement].
OCLC’s entire suite of Capira library services recognized with 2022 Modern Library Awards. OCLC's entire suite of Capira library services—CapiraMobile, CapiraCurbside, CapiraReady, LendingKey, and MuseumKey—have all been recognized with LibraryWorks 2022 Modern Library Awards, including several platinum awards. [Full Announcement].
TLC Receives Platinum in 2022 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. The Library Corporation announced it has received a platinum award in LibraryWorks' eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs) for its FRBRized online catalog, CARL.Connect Discovery Grouped Title Display. [Full Announcement].
Mitinet Wins 4th Consecutive Modern Library Award. Mitinet Library Services, a leader in metadata management, is pleased 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].
January 13, 2022
FOLIO Library Services Platform Launches Kiwi Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform (LSP). The Kiwi Release includes platform updates and integration improvements in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and features. The Kiwi Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a more efficient user experience in the FOLIO platform. These enhancements include updates made to cataloging where libraries can now manage MARC holdings in FOLIO. Improvements to acquisitions provide the LSP with even more flexibility when creating new orders via GOBI®. The Kiwi Release also made improvements to circulation by providing improved logging related to patron notice processing as to capture all errors and add them to circulation log. These are just a few of the improvements made in the Kiwi Release, view the full list of improvements here. [Full Announcement].
Ireland Chooses BDS Metadata. The Republic of Ireland's public libraries will use BDS metadata starting this year. The Local Government Management Agency awarded the five-year contract. Civica's cloud Spydus library management software will deliver the BDS metadata to libraries. [Full Announcement].
January 12, 2022
EBSCO Information Services Opens Submissions for the 2022 EBSCO Solar Grant. Submissions are now open for the 2022 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services. For the seventh consecutive year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2022 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $300,000 in grants available. The grants will help winning libraries to offset their expenses by incorporating solar power. EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program in 2016 and has given libraries nearly $1.5 million in grants. [Full Announcement].
Folger Shakespeare Library selects TIND ILS. TIND, a spin-off from CERN specializing in innovative library software solutions, has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library to implement TIND ILS. Folger is migrating from Ex Libris' Voyager system. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 22.01.00 Release. ByWater Solutions announced the first release of 2022 of Aspen Discovery- 22.01.00. In late 2021, ByWater Solutions surveyed our Aspen library partners and asked them about their top priorities and focus areas for 2022 developments did a deeper analysis of support tickets to identify areas of repeat questions and enhancement requests. This release resolves almost 80 of partner tickets involving bugs, developments, and other enhancement suggestions. [Full Announcement].
Record Number of Library Systems Surpass 1 Million Ebook Circulation for 2021. A total of 121 public libraries and consortia based in seven countries and from 37 U.S. states each loaned more than one million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines in 2021. This milestone was achieved in partnership with OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide and creator of the award-winning Libby reading app. Twenty-two library systems joined the Million+ Circulation status for the first time in 2021. The 121 Million+ Circulation libraries are based in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Germany. [Full Announcement].
Gale and California State Library Partner to Provide K-12 Students and Educators Access to STEAM Digital Resources. The California State Library and Riverside County Office of Education have partnered with Gale, part of Cengage Group, to provide California's more than six-million K-12 students and over 300,000 educators with access to science, technology, engineering, arts and math digital resources from Gale. These new resources are part of California's K-12 Online Content Project and are available at all schools (10k+) and public libraries (1.1k+) throughout California to support and strengthen STEAM learning. [Full Announcement].
January 11, 2022
Clarivate Announces Change in Leadership Structure. Clarivate announced that as part of its One Clarivate Vision to put even greater focus on its customers and solutions, effective February 1, Gordon Samson will become Chief Product Officer. Samson, who is currently President of the IP Segment, will support the four Clarivate customer verticals in this newly created and focused role. With this change, Mukhtar Ahmed, President of the Science Segment, will be leaving the company. Ahmed will work with Samson on the transition of the Science team and the ProQuest integration until April 1, 2022, then will remain in an advisory role to the company until his departure on October 1, 2022. [Full Announcement].
Antioch goes live as the 110th Solus app of 2021. Solus announced today that Antioch, Illinois has gone live with the Solus app. [Full Announcement].
University of North Alabama Upgrades Its Institutional Repository with Ubiquity Repositories. The end of 2021 saw the launch of University of North Alabama's Repository of Open Access Research (RoOAR) powered by Ubiquity Repositories. After testing various software and repository providers, UNA chose the Ubiquity Repositories platform, which largely outperformed all its competitors. [Full Announcement].
COUNTER has appointed Tasha Mellins-Cohen as the new Project Director. COUNTER has provided the standard that enables the knowledge community to count the use of electronic resources in a consistent, credible and comparable way since its foundation in 2003. Lorraine Estelle has been COUNTER Project Director since 2015 and will be retiring in April 2022. [Full Announcement].
Soutron Global, Inc. announces merger. Soutron Globa announce that Soutron Global, North America, and Soutron Ltd, UK, have joined forces under one banner to scale its global operations, acquire new development capabilities and expand sales offices while maintaining its focus on customer excellence. Graham Beastall, Soutron UK's Managing Director, will retire after decades of dedication and service to the library market. This effort is ably supported by Bloom Equity Partners, a growth equity firm that seeks to partner with founders and CEOs to rapidly scale their technology business with capital and operational expertise. [Full Announcement].
Fresh, Gallery View in Apollo Catalogs. The Apollo® LSP public catalog has a new look. We've added “Gallery View” for search results. This is in addition to the existing List view. Library staff can decide which view to use or allow patrons to choose. This is available immediately at no charge to Apollo customers who have a catalog enhancement option. [Full Announcement].
January 10, 2022
Two Reports Released by EveryLibrary Institute Reveals Inequity in Access to School Libraries, Challenges in Education System; EveryLibrary Issues Call-to-Action about ‘Educators for America Act’ and School Librarians. This month marks 20 years since President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law. NCLB created a new framework for education which has remade public education in ways that still impact teaching and learning today. Prior to 2002, standardized testing was less prevalent at all grade levels and there was no standardized report card to measure successful or failing schools across the nation. It is worth remembering that after NCLB came into effect, we have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of school librarians at work for students in many states. The last several years have been a tumultuous time for school libraries. Just how tumultuous has been outlined in two reports recently released by EveryLibrary Institute. [Full Announcement].
Unrivaled reach across higher education markets: THE acquires Inside Higher Ed. THE (Times Higher Education), the world's leading provider of higher education data and insights, is delighted to have completed the acquisition of Inside Higher Ed, the U.S. provider of news, analysis and solutions for universities and colleges. [Full Announcement].
January 7, 2022
Helen Plum Library (IL) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Helen Plum Library, in Lombard, IL, has selected its patron engagement platform to support their ongoing mission of providing their community with access to information, diverse resources, technology and services. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Grand County Public Library. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Grand County Public Library in Utah. Grand County Public Library has been a ByWater Solutions partner and Koha ILS user since 2012 so we were very excited to work with them on implementing Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].
January 6, 2022
New MAIN Libraries Catalog Has Arrived. MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, hasannounced the launch of a new catalog interface for library users that will empower the searching of physical materials, digital content, and much more. Starting January 10, 2022, library card holders at MAIN member libraries will discover a new catalog website using a product called Aspen by a company named ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].
Spokane Public Library launches Patron Point-FOLIO integration. In a market first, Patron Point announced today that Spokane Public Library has launched the company's integration with FOLIO, an open-source library services platform. Since 2019, Spokane Public Library, a John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awardwinner, has been using Patron Point as part of their continued commitment to creative and purposeful marketing and patron engagement programs. [Full Announcement].
2021 Year in Review: Equinox Advances Open Source Initiatives for Libraries. Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the publication of the 2021 Equinox Year in Review. The Year in Review details the advancement of Equinox's programs supporting libraries and open source communities during the 2021 year, including grant programs, fundraising, community engagement, conference presentations, and development and community initiatives with Evergreen, Koha, CORAL, SubjectsPlus, Fulfillment, and VuFind. Additional highlights of the report include the launch of the equinoxEDU learning program, the CORAL ERM Online Summit, the 2021 Evergreen International Online Conference, the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant, participation in the EveryLibrary #5kYourWayfor Libraries, and the best of the year's #ChatOpenS conversations. [Full Announcement].
January 5, 2022
Public Libraries and Schools Surpass Half a Billion Digital Book Loans in 2021. As the pandemic persisted in 2021, librarians and educators enabled readers worldwide to borrow 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines, a 16% increase over 2020. With a focus on equity of access to books for all, libraries achieved all-time records for circulation while lowering the average cost-per-title borrowed. 2021 also produced a banner year of book sales and earnings to the authors and publishers who supply digital books to libraries. Data was reported by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries worldwide. [Full Announcement].
Infor wins tender from Clermont-Ferrand libraries. The metropolis of Clermont-Ferrand chooses Infor for its re-computerization. The Métropole de Clermont-Ferrand (300,000 inhabitants) has a public reading network of 19 libraries and a book mobile, supplemented by 3 specialized services, the Heritage Library, the Cinema and Short Film Documentation Center and the Superior School of Art of Clermont Métropole. The network is structured around 7 reading pools, each of them constituting a small network. [Full Announcement].
January 4, 2022
Informatics launches Scite.AI in India -- the Next Generation Citation Database. Informatics has launched Scite.AI in India – the next Generation citation database that looks far ahead of traditionally known citation databases. The launch program is scheduled as part of the 6th Library Technology Conclave on the coming Friday, the 7th January 2022, as both physical and online event. [Full Announcement].
Axiell announces agreement to acquire Infor Library and Information Solutions business and expand global presence. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, today announced an agreement to acquire Infor Library & Information Solutions, a business within Infor, the industry cloud company. The acquisition is expected to close in February. The Infor Library & Information Solutions business delivers solutions and services to the library sector and serves more than 180 customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The acquisition is driven by Axiell's expansion strategy, focusing and strengthening its offer in the public library and education industry. [Full Announcement].
FlexShare is new moniker for VersaCard and VersaCat. Biblionix today has renamed VersaCat and VersaCard. “FlexShare Consortia” now takes center stage. [Full Announcement].
The Menil Collection goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at Public Library Association Annual Conference 2022. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the team will be heading to Public Library Association Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference will take place from March 23–25! The event will be held at the Oregon Convention Center. [Full Announcement].
January 3, 2022
Westmoreland County Community College Library goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Westmoreland County Community College Library is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
December 30, 2021
PTFS Europe interviews Mark Noble about Aspen Discovery at their Annual Customer Day. PTFS Europe held their annual Customer Day on December 2, 2021. They graciously invited ByWater Solutions to be a part of the event and featured an interview with Mark Noble as one of the day's sessions. [Full Announcement].
December 28, 2021
Hill City Public Library joins Black Hills Library Consortium with ByWater Solutions' Koha support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Black Hills Library Consortium has added Hill City Public Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS. ByWater Solutions migrated 14,723 records from Follett. [Full Announcement].
December 22, 2021
Clarivate acquires Patient Connect, furthering position as a leading provider of patient-centric solutions. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced that it has acquired Patient Connect, a provider of patient engagement solutions that enable the measurement of clinical and commercial outcomes and inform the advancement of healthcare. Patient Connect patient engagement solutions improve patient outcomes by delivering clinical messaging to physicians and pharmacists at the point of patient contact. Clinical messaging is delivered in physician and pharmacist workflows, to help guide patients to better understand their treatment and disease and empower them to make informed healthcare decisions. Patient Connect has a global reach of 834,000 physicians, 600,000 pharmacists and 1,000,000,000 patients, by point of contact. [Full Announcement].
Project ReShare welcomes Boston Library Consortium. Project ReShare closes out the year by welcoming the Boston Library Consortium to the ReShare Community. In addition to contributing leadership and engagement to the Project, BLC will be making a significant financial contribution. Founded in 1970, the BLC is an academic library consortium serving 21 public and private universities, liberal arts colleges, state and special research libraries in the northeastern United States. [Full Announcement].
December 21, 2021
ByWater Solutions' Partners featured in America’s Star Libraries. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that several of their library partners were featured as America's Star Libraries for the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2021. This is the 14th year in which LJ has scored U.S. public libraries on the LJ Index of Public Library Service and awarded Star Library ratings. The 2021 scores and ratings are based on FY19 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. [Full Announcement].
MAIN Libraries. MAIN Libraries eBooks on the Move. MAIN Libraries, a northern New Jersey shared services consortium of 49 public libraries, has announced a new platform solution for eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: Libby. Starting January 3, 2022, library card holders at MAIN member libraries can download and use their library card to access thousands of digital titles shared between all 49 libraries. [Full Announcement].
December 20, 2021
Introducing Quicklinks: It's all about convenience. Quicklinks provides users with a simple one-click-to-full-text experience, directly to either the pdf or the html version, from the result list and . Like our discovery services, Quicklinks is content neutral and based on library choice. While we are starting with , the service is open for any content provider who is able to provide stable and reliable links directly into the full text, pdf or html. Each Quicklinks addition requires analysis, creation of rule sets, and extensive and ongoing testing. The reliability of the link is key. We are taking the quality over quantity approach while extending the list of supported providers, but we expect many more to be added over the next year. [Full Announcement].
Lyngsoe Systems announces User Group. Following consultation with customers, Lyngsoe Systems announces the launch of a User Group for the Library Business Unit. Staff from any library that uses any of Lyngsoe Systems (now including PV Supa and 2CQR) products or services will be able to join the group and participate in events and meetings of the group. The launch of the group includes access to a group platform where customers will be able to share their experience of working with Lyngsoe products and services with each other and with Lyngsoe Systems. Lyngsoe are planning for User Group meetings later in 2022. [Full Announcement].
December 17, 2021
St. Albert Public Library (AB) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced that St. Albert Public Library, in St. Albert, Alberta, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's vision of being a vibrant, welcoming centre of community life, leisure and learning for all. [Full Announcement].
Now live on CARL: Frederick County Public Libraries complete transition to TLC. The Library Corporation announced the completed implementation of the CARL.X integrated library system for Frederick County Public Libraries in Frederick, Maryland. TLC completed migration services for the nine-site library from its SirsiDynix system following the 2021 Thanksgiving holiday. [Full Announcement].
Independent literary site Book Riot will match donations up to $5,000 made by readers to non-profit EveryLibrary, to combat proposed censorship measures across the United States. From Monday, December 20 to Wednesday, December 22, Book Riot will be matching all donations made by our readers to EveryLibrary, up to $5,000 USD. These funds will be earmarked for anti-censorship efforts across the US. More specifically, they'll be used to identify and deploy a coalition of citizens like you who care about the right to read in communities where that freedom is being challenged: Everylibrary Giving Campaign. [Full Announcement].
December 16, 2021
Wiley acquires eJournalPress. Global research and education leader Wiley announced the asset purchase of eJournalPress, a leading provider of software and support services for scholarly publishing. With this investment, Wiley plans to drive the evolution of the technology and platforms that underpin research publishing and advance the future of research communication. [Full Announcement].
The Manchester College chooses Koha open-source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The Manchester College and its higher education partner UCEN Manchester has chosen Koha as its new library management system. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and will provide ongoing hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].
Dr. Patricia Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO’s Miles Conrad Award for 2022. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be the recipient of the 2022 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. [Full Announcement].
Wiley and Carnegie Mellon University Sign Agreement to Make Research More Widely Accessible. Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a three-year open access agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, a renowned research university in the United States. The agreement will enable Carnegie Mellon's researchers the ability to publish all accepted articles open access in Wiley's journals, meaning that they are freely available to read and share upon publication. This agreement marks a critical step in the university's open access journey, expanding the reach of the research published by its distinguished faculty, most notably including forward-looking fields of study such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation. [Full Announcement].
Bloomsbury acquires ABC-CLIO. Bloomsbury Publishin, the leading independent publisher, announced that it has completed the purchase of ABC-CLIO. The business will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic and Professional division and run as part of Bloomsbury USA. ABC-CLIO's 32 databases, which are split between Higher Education and Schools will enhance the Bloomsbury Digital Resources portfolio, enabling it to significantly scale the digital offering globally. It will also enable the company to expand its presence in the higher education market with an increased content set. [Full Announcement].
Announcing accessibility enhancements in the Libby app. To support your library's mission to serve every reader in your community, we've been working to improve the accessibility of the Libby app. Recent updates make Libby more accessible for all readers, including users with a diverse range of visual, motor, and cognitive needs. Many Libby updates throughout 2021 have been focused on improving Libby's screen reader experience. OverDrive is partnering with Fable—an accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities—to interview blind and low vision users directly and hear their feedback on Libby's user experience. [Full Announcement].
December 15, 2021
Koha Community Announces 21.11 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 21.11 release is available. This major release includes 4 new features, 196 enhancements, 388 bugfixes. [Full Announcement].
Rose City Astronomers Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Rose City Astronomers Library in Portland, Oregon is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 21.11 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners that have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 21.11 release. [Full Announcement].
December 14, 2021
Griffith University extends OCLC partnership with move to WorldShare Management Services. Griffith University, in Australia, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to resources. [Full Announcement].
Antioch Public Library District selects collectionHQ. Antioch Public Library District joins the hundreds of public libraries worldwide that subscribe to collectionHQ to effectively analyze detailed trends and metrics about how their collection is performing. [Full Announcement].
Vigo County selects SirsiDynix as their ILS Vendor. Vigo County Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner. Believing in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities, SirsiDynix is honored to provide services and support for Vigo County Public Library. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for NCW Libraries. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for NCW Libraries in Washington. NCW Libraries has been a ByWater Solutions partner and Koha ILS user since 2012 so we were very excited to work with them on implementing Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate partners with Onyx IP Group. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced an exclusive partnership with Onyx IP Group, a US-based intellectual property law firm fully owned by James Bennin, a Black attorney. Clarivate has given Onyx IP Group complimentary access to FoundationIP to support the newly-formed law firm with a single, powerful IP management software solution to manage IP across the whole lifecycle of innovation. [Full Announcement].
The New York Public Library announces partnership with Preservica for preservation of unique digital collections. Preservica, the world leader in active digital preservation software, announced The New York Public Library has selected Preservica's Enterprise Private Cloud to preserve and safeguard its vital digital content.With 56 million items and 92 locations including branches and research centers, The New York Public Library is one of the largest and most widely visited library systems in the world. The Library, a private non-profit, offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming, digital services, and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. [Full Announcement].
December 13, 2021
Hearst Media magazines joins NewsStand catalogue. Bibliotheca announced that Hearst Media, one of the world's largest publishers of magazine media across all platforms, has joined its ever-growing NewsStand catalogue. cloudLibrary NewsStand, Bibliotheca's digital magazine and newspaper subscription service, now provides libraries with unlimited simultaneous access to more than 7,000 titles in over 60 languages. [Full Announcement].
Waukegan Public Library selects Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Waukegan Public Library in Illinois has selected Vega Discover, Innovative's modern discovery solution. [Full Announcement].
Three more libraries join NHAIS with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that three more New Hampshire libraries joined NHAIS with Koha support from ByWater Solutions. We're thrilled to help bring more libraries onto the New Hampshire Automated Information System with NHAIS. Over the years, the system has grown to include more and more Koha catalogs. [Full Announcement].
December 12, 2021
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Porter County Public Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Porter County Public Library System in Indiana. [Full Announcement].
Lauren Kratz Prushko joins LibraryCall. LibraryCall announced the addition of Content Developer Lauren Kratz Prushko to its growing team. Kratz Prushko will focus on developing diverse audio stories for LibraryCall's Dial-A-Story services. [Full Announcement].
Alvin Sherman Library (FL) joins the Patron Point community.. Patron Point announced that Alvin Sherman Library in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's goal of increasing awareness of all that the library has to offer the community. [Full Announcement].
December 9, 2021
ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.15.00 Release. We're excited to announce the release of Aspen Discovery 21.15. This is the fifteenth major release of 2021! What an incredible year it has been. We wanted to make sure the last full release of the year was full of goodies for our library partners and their patrons. [Full Announcement].
SirsiDynix and Lyngsoe Systems announce Symphony - IMMS integration. SirsiDynix, provider of the market-leading Symphony ILS and Lyngsoe Systems, provider of smart library solutions including IMMS—Intelligent Material Management System—have signed a collaboration agreement that will lead to full, real-time integration between Symphony and IMMS. This exciting development will enable libraries using the Symphony ILS to benefit from the transformational changes and efficiency experienced by libraries already using IMMS, such as Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark, Helsinki in Finland, and Sacramento in the United States. These libraries have seen significant reductions in the amount of staff time focused on material handling, enabling increased focus on delivering exceptional public services. [Full Announcement].
Equinox presents at the Amigos Online Conference Facing the Future of Resource Sharing. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting at the Amigos Online Conference “Facing the Future of Resource Sharing” on December 8, 2021. Rogan Hamby and Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting “A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing” featuring Fulfillment, a freely available open source interlibrary loan management system, which recently received a major update [Full Announcement].
CCC Exceeds 1,000 Institutions and Funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications Platform. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that it has surpassed 1,000 institutions and funders on its RightsLink for Scientific Communications platform. RLSC is the most widely adopted, community-led market solution to support Open Access agreements. It is trusted by more than 30 leading publishers representing over 2,600 journals to simplify the management of OA agreements among publishers, institutions and funders in more than 60 countries. [Full Announcement].
The One Thing initiative by global software provider Civica could see libraries become engines of innovative ideas. Civica, a global leader in software for public services has launched The One Thing; a thought leadership series to explore how public libraries around the world libraries can help to stimulate and nurture the innovative ideas that will be needed to tackle the challenges of the post-pandemic world. [Full Announcement].
December 8, 2021
SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune passes control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust. SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission to build bridges to knowledge through educational and research publishing. [Full Announcement].
STM Solutions builds collaboration platform to safeguard research integrity. STM Solutions, the operational arm of STM (The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) announced that it has started the development of a powerful new platform to detect integrity issues in manuscripts submitted for publication to scholarly journals. [Full Announcement].
December 7, 2021
Kanopy announces addition of Milestone Films Library through their strategic partnership with Kino Lorber. Kanopy, the company dedicated to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, entertain, and educate, has announced the addition of the Milestone Films library through their partnership with Kino Lorber to distribute more than 130 films to academic and public libraries around the globe. Kino Lorber and Milestone recently announced a multi-year strategic distribution and acquisition agreement under which Kino Lorber has domestic and international distribution rights to Milestone's library and all its future restorations and acquisitions under the “Milestone Films in association with Kino Lorber” banner. [Full Announcement].
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now offers manchesterhive from Manchester University Press. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOnow supports the Manchester University Press e-book platform, manchesterhive. With the addition of the manchesterhive platform, libraries will gain access to more than 2,000 DRM-free title-by-title e-books and nine eCollections through GOBI. All titles on the Manchester University Press e-book platform are Unlimited User, DRM-free and available worldwide. [Full Announcement].
December 6, 2021
SOLUS Library App Launch – City of Sydney, Australia becomes the 100th SOLUS built Library App of 2021 to go live. SOLUS is pleased to announce the launch of it's 100th new Library App of the year, with City of Sydney in Australia going live. [Full Announcement].
Official Launch of the Liberty ILMS in Vietnam. Softlink IC announced that on the 15th of September 2021, in conjunction with the Sao Mai Education Group, Liberty, our integrated library management system, was launched to libraries across Vietnam. [Full Announcement].
OPF welcomes Julie Allen as its new Executive Director. The Open Preservation Foundation announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Julie Allen, who started on 1 December 2021. [Full Announcement].
Pacific Rim and Indian Ocean libraries live on Bibliovation 7.2. Over a four-month timeframe, LibLime has brought six libraries live on the Bibliovation 7.2 Library Services Platform. These six public libraries are all supporting local community members for print and digital library needs in their respective locations. Two libraries are located in Guam; one is on the island of Diego Garcia; and three are in Japan including Atsugi, Sasebo, and Yokosuka. The migration processes began in late summer and continued throughout the fall. The library staffs are now enjoying the benefits of a 100% browser-based library management solution in a FedRAMP-certified hosting facility. The users of the libraries are accessing their collections and related resources using the Bibliovation Discovery Layer. [Full Announcement].
Project ReShare. November 2021 Community Meeting Recap. On November 15, Project ReShare held a Community Meeting that gave members the opportunity to focus on community-building and sustainability. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with each other in small breakout rooms to discuss the state of the Project and to brainstorm how to help ensure the sustainability of the Project for the future. Members were encouraged to reflect on opportunities and challenges and think about how to increase participation and welcome new members to the community. [Full Announcement].
December 3, 2021
Columbus Metropolitan Library joins Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Columbus Metropolitan Library, in Columbus, Ohio has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan to inspire reading, share resources and connect people. [Full Announcement].
The library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn.. The library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn. [Admin Kuhn] Admin Kuhn, a Swiss Koha support company, announced today that the library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung in Erkner (near Berlin), Germany, is now live on Koha! Admin Kuhn completed the transition of the library's 26'700 holdings from Allegro-C. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions presents with Pioneer Library Consortium for NCompass Live. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they joined Pioneer Library Consortium for an outreach presentation on NCompass Live, a weekly broadcast hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission. The Pioneer Library Consortium is currently migrating to Koha ILS and Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].
December 2, 2021
SAGE Publishing and Bodyswaps launch virtual reality resource for health and social care training. SAGE Publishing is partnering with Bodyswaps, an award-winning virtual reality (VR) platform, to launch a cutting-edge resource for health and social care training. The Mental Health Practitioner VR experience supports students in developing soft skills through an immersive virtual environment, representing a first step into a new generation of learning. [Full Announcement].
Wiley acquires open access innovator Knowledge Unlatched. Global research and education leader Wiley announced the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, an innovator in online open access solutions. With the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, Wiley continues to build on an acquisition strategy that advances its mission to unlock human potential. Recent acquisitions of J&J Editorial, Hindawi, Madgex and Atypon underscore the company's commitment to deliver innovative products and services that enable discovery, power education and shape workforces. [Full Announcement].
SPARC Statement on Completion of Clarivate-ProQuest Merger. Clarivate, a leading research analytics company, announced its successful acquisition of ProQuest, one of the largest content and library technology providers. The merger, which follows review by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), increases concerns over the negative impacts that continued consolidation across the research enterprise will have on the academic community. [Full Announcement].
December 1, 2021
Ex Libris Esploro solution now integrated with ORCID to help researchers showcase their work effectively and consistently. Ex Libris announced the integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution and ORCID services. ORCID is a leading global, not-for-profit organization that uniquely identifies researchers and links them to their contributions. The integration now enables scholars to seamlessly share their ORCID iD with Esploro in order to strengthen the accuracy of their profiles and facilitate the tracking of their publications. Through this integration, Esploro and ORCID profiles are updated bidirectionally. Profile information includes, for example, education, affiliation, and a list of publications. Connecting scholars to their work is vitally important for making research outputs easily discoverable and also helps improve the accuracy of researchers' profiles. [Full Announcement].
Montgomery County Public Libraries go live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Montgomery County Public Libraries in Maryland is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 2 million item records from Symphony. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate successfully completes acquisition of ProQuest. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has completed its acquisition of ProQuest – a leading global software, content, data and analytics provider. This succeeds the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, following a commitment to acquire the business from the Cambridge Information Group and other investors, announced on May 17, 2021. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate announces change in executive leadership. Clarivate announced a change to our executive leadership team. Clarivate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard Hanks is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Jonathan Collins, who is currently Executive Vice President and CFO of Dana Incorporated. Collins will be joining Clarivate effective Dec. 16 as Executive Vice President and CFO. Hanks will remain with Clarivate until April 1 to support the CFO transition. [Full Announcement].
November 30, 2021
Stockholm School of Economics selects Ex Libris Esploro. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Stockholm School of Economics, one of Europe's leading business schools, has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro current research information management system (CRIS) to increase research impact, make SSE's research publications more accessible, and render scholarly communication more efficient. [Full Announcement].
London Public Library joins Vega Development Partner Program. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that London Public Library in Ontario, Canada has joined Innovative's Vega Development Partner program. [Full Announcement].
Bryan College Station Library migrates to TLC for efficiency and security. The Library Corporation announced the recent implementation of Library.Solution for Bryan + College Station Public Library System. TLC completed the migration services for the three-site library system from their Polaris integrated library system earlier this month. [Full Announcement].
Jorge Tadeo Lozano University to adopt the FOLIO LSP. Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (UTadeo) has become the first library in Colombia to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform (LSP). The university will use EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for implementation and hosting services via EBSCO FOLIO. UTadeo has begun implementation and has plans to go fully live on FOLIO in May 2022. [Full Announcement].
Let’s Get Libraries Online: Equinox Raises Funds for Library Websites. This #GivingTuesday, will you help fund a library's website? Equinox Open Library Initiative announces its 2021 fundraising campaign, “Let's Get Libraries Online!” From November 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021, Equinox is raising funds to provide libraries with their first websites. This initiative will offer libraries the opportunity to establish a web presence, share library information, broaden reach in the community, and expand access to library resources and collections. Funds raised will be matched with in-kind services from Equinox to deliver user-friendly, mobile-ready websites to selected libraries. [Full Announcement].
LibLynx integrates with theIPregistry.org to simplify access control for De Gruyter. LibLynx has integrated data from theIPregistry.org into its Identity & Access solution to enable publishers to automatically maintain registered IP addresses. The enhanced service launched on the new De Gruyter publishing platform in October 2021. [Full Announcement].
Coherent Digital acquires the Taylor & Francis Digital Primary Source Archive. Coherent Digital has acquired the Taylor & Francis digital primary source archive, with plans to migrate the content to the award-winning Commons platform and enhance the collections. [Full Announcement].
Project ReShare. Three New Members Join Project ReShare Steering Committee. The Project ReShare Steering Committee welcomes its three newest members after our latest round of elections for at-large members. The newly elected members are Kristen Calvert (Western Carolina University), Pamela Jones (ConnectNY), and Zheng Ye (Lan) Wang (Texas A&M). [Full Announcement].
November 29, 2021
ByWater Solutions partners with Unique to bring communication support to more Koha partners. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they have partnered with Unique Management Services to provide support and integration with communication services within Koha ILS. [Full Announcement].
NISO publishes updated Access and License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice. The National Information Standards Organization announced publication of its updated Access and License Indicators Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-2021). Originally published in 2015, this Recommended Practice defines the metadata indicators used to indicate free-to-read content, as well as for linking to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions joins koha-US for Giving Tuesday. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they will be joining koha-US for Giving Tuesday. The koha-US Education Committee will be holding a 2-hour YouTube Livestream on November 30th starting at 9:00am PST (Noon EST, 17:00 UTC) [Full Announcement].
Elsevier acquires Osmosis.org, an innovative digital health education platform and enhances its global medical education portfolio. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced that it has acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual learning platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world. [Full Announcement].
November 24, 2021
TIND Appoints Matt Hall as VP of Business Development. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in innovative library software solutions, announced that Matt Hall has joined their expanding team as VP of Business Development. In this role, Hall will be responsible for building out TIND's global sales program and team. [Full Announcement].
TLC welcomes the Return of J Robert Jamerson Memorial Library to Library.Solution. The Library Corporation welcomes the return of another former customer to Library.Solution. J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library migrated away from the open-source Koha platform supported by Bywater Solutions and returned to TLC — their previous library management vendor of 22 years prior to 2014. [Full Announcement].
Usability Improvements in New Evergreen ILS Release. Usability and interface improvements highlight Evergreen's new Release 3.8, the latest semi-annual software update. Patron notes, messages and alerts are now in an improved consolidated interface for better service. Acquisitions also enjoys interface improvements via a more modern interface and other usability improvements including a new fund administration interface. [Full Announcement].
November 22, 2021
NISO announces publication of its New Recommended Practice for Content Platform Migrations. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced the publication of its Recommended Practice, NISO RP-38-2021, Content Platform Migrations, which provides guidance to improve processes and communication between all parties, with suggested steps involved before, during, and after the migration of content from one platform to another. [Full Announcement].