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May 7, 2021

Axiell Quria Library Directors’ Forum membership grows rapidly enabling future strategic product development. In the spirit of learning and collaboration, Axiell has launched a Quria Library Directors' Forum. The forum will provide a place for Library Directors in the Quria User Community to share experiences using the software, collaborate on strategic product development, receive product updates from Axiell and exchange on international trends and formats. The forum is growing fast and new delegates from leading libraries in Europe took part. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover features curated showcases for libraries. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's modern discovery tool, now offers library staff the ability to create curated showcases. Showcases display a visual carousel of items to the library's specifications and will automatically appear throughout the Vega Discover interface when relevant, helping libraries promote their entire catalog of items and encouraging virtual exploration. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Kent District Library (MI) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Kent District Library of Kent County, Michigan has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's marketing initiatives. [Full Announcement].

Kajeet. Kajeet announces launch of 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant Program to support digital inclusion, Kajeet will provide one year of free internet connectiv. Kajeet, a leading provider of wireless connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to enterprises, state and local governments, students and IoT solution providers, today announced the official launch of its 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant program. Open to U.S. K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, public libraries, education and career non-profits and municipalities, the program will grant winners one year of free Kajeet internet connectivity hardware and managed service on its award-winning mobile connectivity platform, Sentinel. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Metro Library Network selects Polaris and Vega Discover for consortia beeds. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that the Metro Library Network selected Polaris and Vega Discover as the next solution for their consortium. [Full Announcement].

Mackin Educational Resources. Mackin announces global partnership with Ad Fontes Media. Mackin, a leading provider of K-12 print and digital fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as educational curriculum materials, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Ad Fontes Media, the media bias intelligence leader, to provide K-12 schools around the world with access to Ad Fontes Media's in-depth news literacy curricula and data. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2021

Gale Group Gale integrates K-5 eBooks into Gale In Context: Elementary to Deliver a Better Learning Experience to Kids and Enhance Instruction. Gale, a Cengage company, is making the reading experience for young learners more user-friendly. The company has integrated its K-5 eBook content into the Gale In Context: Elementary platform. Now young users can easily navigate and access K-5 eBook content from Gale on one trusted platform, making their learning experience easier and uninterrupted, improving digital literacy outcomes . [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix and EveryLibrary release powerful new advocacy tool. SirsiDynix and EveryLibrary partnered together to produce a new advocacy tool, which was presented at the Customers Of SirsiDynix Users Group Inc. (COSUGI) 2021 conference. The video demonstrates the unparalleled value of libraries to their communities with reputable data, facts, and figures. Libraries can use this video in preparing for or as part of a budget advocacy meeting with local representatives. [Full Announcement].

Bibliotheca ComicsPlus now available worldwide for Bibliotheca customers. Bibliotheca has announced that the ComicsPlus subscription, which offers unlimited, simultaneous access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga, is now available for sale to libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Cloud Apps reach two thousand activations. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that users of Ex Libris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times. With the new Ex Libris Cloud Apps open framework, over a thousand users have extended the capabilities of their Ex Libris cloud-based solutions—including the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery tool, Esploro™ research services solution, Leganto course resource list solution, and Rapido resource sharing solution—to meet their library's specific needs. [Full Announcement].

Kajeet. Kajeet announces launch of 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant Program. Kajeet, a leading provider of wireless connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to enterprises, state and local governments, students and IoT solution providers, today announced the official launch of its 2021 Digital Inclusion Grant program. Open to U.S. K-12 school districts, higher education institutions, public libraries, education and career non-profits and municipalities, the program will grant winners one year of free Kajeet internet connectivity hardware and managed service on its award-winning mobile connectivity platform, Sentinel. [Full Announcement].

May 3, 2021

Ex Libris Four Prominent Italian Universities implement Ex Libris RapidILL Interlibrary Loan Services to improve document delivery. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that four prominent Italian universities—the Libera Università di Bolzano (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Università degli Studi di Bergamo (University of Bergamo), Università degli Studi di Genova (University of Genoa), and Università degli Studi dell'Insubria (University of Insubria)—recently adopted the Ex Libris RapidILL™ interlibrary loan system to provide users with fast document delivery services. The universities were able to benefit from the free initiative that Ex Libris offered the library community at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this acquisition, the universities have become members of the global RapidILL community. [Full Announcement].

Kanopy Kanopy announces new collection honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Kanopy, a company committed to streaming high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain, has curated a collection of 12 must-watch films, most of which are only available on Kanopy. The entire Asian Pacific American Heritage collection on Kanopy features 100 films. These films are all directed by Asian Pacific Americans, and Asian Pacific Americans are the stars of the shows. [Full Announcement].

April 30, 2021

Atmire Highly integrated Radboud Repository upgraded to DSpace 6. Bolstering commitment to open access and open source, Radboud University Nijmegen completed a major DSpace upgrade and migration to Atmire managed hosting. As a member of the DSpace community for over 15 years, the research-intensive Dutch university has gradually built out the largest DSpace repository in the Netherlands. Of the 200,000 content items, articles are the vast majority with over 130,000. Different content types, including datasets and books, are growing in numbers as well. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Calcasieu Parish Public Library (LA) joins Patron Point community. Patron Point announced that Calcasieu Parish Public Library of Lake Charles, Louisiana has launched its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic marketing goals with a focus on promoting awareness of library services. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2021

Ex Libris Industry Report highlights a vast flow of funds to researchers around the world in response to COVID-19. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the publication of a new market report from Research Professional News, an authoritative, editorially independent news service published by Ex Libris. Drawing on data from the Ex Libris Pivot-RP funding service, health think tank Policy Cures Research, the UK Collaborative on Development Research, and other sources, the report examines global funding trends in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Limited Soutron signs new European Business Partner for the Benelux Region, HuXam. HuXam, an established provider of corporate customer contact software in the Netherlands, has today signed an agreement to integrate Soutron software into their Enterprise Knowledge Management solutions. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Limited Soutron gaat samenwerken met een nieuwe Europese Business Partner voor de Benelux Regio, HuXam. HuXam, en gevestigde provider van corporate customer contact software in Nederland, heeft vandaag een partnerovereenkomst getekend om Soutron software toe te voegen aan hun geïntegreerde Enterprise Knowledge Management oplossingen. [Full Announcement].

Recorded Books RBmedia's Nomadland audiobook takes center stage after 2021 Academy Award. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced a surge in downloads of its audiobook “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder after the film won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Director (Chloé Zhao). The 2021 winners were announced at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on April 25. [Full Announcement].

Yewno Kennesaw State University Adopts Yewno Discover, Next Generation Research Powered by AI. Yewno announced that Kennesaw State University has adopted their Yewno Discover platform for use through their libraries. Kennesaw is the first university in the state of Georgia to offer Yewno Discover to their students and faculty. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Fauquier Public Library launches Vega Discover for better patron experience. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that the Fauquier Public Library in Virginia has now launched Vega Discover as their primary discovery tool. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation Westminster Public Library Extends Community Outreach with NovelBranch from TLC•SmartTECH. The Library Corporation announced the successful implementation of TLC.SmartTECH's NovelBranch mini library kiosk in collaboration with the Westminster Public Library in Westminster, CO, at two local recreation centers. The library has been delighted to extend community outreach with the NovelBranch units, providing circulating library materials through an easy-to-use, self-service kiosk. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2021

Ex Libris Stellenbosch University goes live with the Ex Libris Leganto solution to expand the library’s support for teaching and learning. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution has been rolled out at South Africa's Stellenbosch University. Lecturers now benefit from simple end-to-end workflows for creating, managing, and sharing reading lists, while students can rapidly access their course content directly from the learning management system. [Full Announcement].

Talis Talis Sponsors QAA Project on Active Online Reading. Talis nnounced our sponsorship of the Quality Assurance Agency Collaborative Enhancement Project 2021 Active Online Reading, seeking to explore how we can enhance students' active online reading practice across the sector. This project seeks to investigate current practice around close reading and resource engagement in an online setting. It will produce guidance, briefing, and supporting documentation to develop academic and student practice in this area. This project will be led by Dr. Jamie Wood (University of Lincoln), Dr Anna Rich-Abad (University of Nottingham) and Dr. John Chandler (University College London), with support from a wider steering group of members from across the sector. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive OverDrive adds new content categories for libraries. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, announced the expansion of its industry-leading catalog to include new categories of digital content. In addition to ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines, libraries can now supplement their digital collections with a wide variety of content that entertains, educates and provides unique digital experiences. These new Databases & Streaming Media services are available to OverDrive's network of 22,000 public, academic and corporate library partners worldwide and available to patrons through the award-winning Libby app. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2021

Overdrive OverDrive Founder and CEO Receives 2020 Dively Entrepreneur Award. Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio named OverDrive founder and CEO Steve Potash the recipient of the 2020 Dively Entrepreneur Award. The George S. Dively Entrepreneurship Award is presented annually to an individual or company in Northeast Ohio based on substantial success as an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial company. It also spotlights a history of innovation, solid financial performance, and achievements in the marketplace. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest Carnegie Mellon University adopts ProQuest's TDM Studio Service for text and data mining. Carnegie Mellon University researchers, faculty and students can now analyze massive volumes of data, spot trends and patterns, and quickly gain powerful insights using a unique text and data mining (TDM) resource. CMU, a global research university based in Pittsburgh, Pa., joins the ranks of Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, and many others to adopt TDM Studio, a technology that enables advanced exploration of data in research, teaching and learning across disciplines. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett releases new digital classroom library solution. Follett today is releasing Follett MyDestiny, a digital classroom library providing educators and students in grades 3-12 unlimited, around-the-clock access to diverse eBooks, vetted resources, and learning tools with the goal of getting books in the hands of students, building background knowledge, and encouraging independent reading. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative awards Center for Khmer Studies the Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Center for Khmer Studies, with offices located in New York as well as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of two grant recipients of the Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

PTFS Europe University of West London chooses open source library systems platform, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The University of West London (UWL) has chosen a cloud library systems platform, including Koha as its new library management system, to replace the previous ESS solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative awards Vermont Jazz Center the Equinox Open Source Grant. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vermont is one of two grant recipients of this year's Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library. [Full Announcement].

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-A-Story partners with Storynory. LibraryCall, the provider of the only librarian-managed Dial-A-Story service, announced a partnership with London-based Storynory. Storynory is one of the largest sources of free and well-loved children's audiobooks online. Through this partnership, LibraryCall has added 17 classic and original stories performed by professional actors to the Storytime Commons. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Okanagan College to become the first Canadian institution to fully adopt the FOLIO library services platform. Okanagan College will be the first institution in Canada to fully transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. OC, located in British Colombia, is undertaking a phased implementation and will look to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2021. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2021

Patron Point Champaign Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Champaign Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic initiative to market library services to non-users and to improve engagement with current library customers. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.05.00 Release. In version 21.05, we focused on updates to our ILS integrations, user lists, custom covers, and web builder functionality. During this release, we completed our implementation of Symphony by allowing patrons to update their messaging settings within Aspen so they can easily control which notices they receive via text message. We have also added support for all core discovery functionality for users of Polaris including the ability to place and modify holds, renew checkouts, and automatically index changed records from Polaris. We have also improved our Carl.X and Koha integrations. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2021

PTFS Europe RNN Group chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The RNN Group (Rotherham College, North Notts College, and Dearne Valley College) has chosen Koha as its new library management system, to replace the previous AutoLib Software Systems solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2021

The Library Corporation Lodi Public Library joined The Library Corporation’s (TLC) family of customers. Lodi Public Library recently implemented Library.Solution and joined The Library Corporation and its family of customers. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest Syndetics Unbound Content Now Included in Patron Point Recommends. ProQuest has reached an agreement with Patron Point to include Syndetics Unbound elements in their newsletter service. Recommends, is a reading recommendation service that helps libraries market content to their patrons and increase engagement and usage of their collection. [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2021

Gale Group It Isn't Enough to Not Be Racist: ULC and Gale call on library executives to actively embrace anti-racism’s Leadership Imperative. The Urban Libraries Council has published a new Leadership Brief on Anti-Racist Executive Leadership for Public Libraries, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. This resource examines the deep roots and enduring harm of structural racism in public libraries and challenges library executives to take on a more active, intentional and accountable role in strengthening their libraries as anti-racist institutions. [Full Announcement].

Kanopy Kanopy adds 60 new, exclusive films from the Criterion Collection. Kanopy, a company committed to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain, is working with long time content partner, Criterion to open streaming access to nearly 60 more films from The Criterion Collection to participating academic institutions across the globe. The Criterion Collection is home to some of the most important classic and contemporary films ever made, supplementing courses across film studies, race and gender studies, social sciences and more. This partnership increases the Criterion Collection total to over 500 films available for academic institutions to stream exclusively on Kanopy. [Full Announcement].

April 19, 2021

New York Public Library. The New York Public Library and The New York Institute for the Humanities launch partnership. The New York Public Library and The New York Institute for the Humanities, two storied New York City institutions dedicated to scholarship, discourse, and access to knowledge, have announced a partnership beginning on June 1. The Library's Center for Research in the Humanities—located in the iconic 42nd Street library—will collaborate with NYIH on public programming, and the administrative offices of NYIH, formerly housed at New York University, will operate out of a Library office building at 445 Fifth Avenue. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Europe Ravensbourne University London are now live with their new Koha open source library management system. Ravensbourne University London selected the Koha library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe, to replace an existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution, in August 2020. We are pleased to announce that the Koha system is now live and now supporting the university's library users. Koha was selected to provide improvements in managing the library's collections and deliver a better experience for the University's students. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature. Springer Nature launches new publication portal for dissertations. Researchers wishing to publish their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with Springer Nature can now benefit from a new streamlined and author-friendly publication portal. BookSubMarine (Submitted book Manuscripts are in evaluation) supports authors of theses in STM (Science Technology Medicine) and HSS (Humanities Social Sciences) throughout the entire publication process. Prospective authors submit the required data to the portal, such as their manuscript and a review, and select the desired publication model (Open Access, Basic or Premium). The submission is carefully assessed by expert editors, and following successful evaluation authors receive their contract [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2021

Insight Informatics The LIBERO Online Symposium - GCC Special Edition receives high recognition and confirms the need for mobile library technology.. Last Thursday, the LIBERO team, in cooperation with, and support of its long-time partner Knowledge Horizon, hosted a special edition of the popular LIBERO Online Symposium, established in 2020 as an approach to bring all our customers together despite any current restrictions. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox launches new website featuring open source library products, services, and education. Equinox Open Library Initiative proudly announces the launch of its newly designed website https://www.equinoxOLI.org, featuring open source library products, services, and educational resources. Equinox Open Library Initiative, the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., celebrates fifteen years as a small business delivering “Extraordinary Service. Exceptional Value” to libraries worldwide. Equinox provides innovative open source software for libraries and consortia of all types, serving academic, public, school, corporate, cultural, and government organizations. The new website serves as the central place for current news from Equinox, information about open source library software, including Evergreen, Koha, Fulfillment, and CORAL, and details and announcements regarding Equinox's grants, programs, and community events. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy Welcomes the Effingham Public Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoyannounced the addition of the Effingham Public Library to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes new Client Engagement Manager, Hilda Ringel. OrangeBoy, Inc., the industry leader in helping libraries engage, empower and support their communities, announced the addition of Hilda Ringel. As Client Engagement Manager, Hilda will support our growing Savannah community. Her passion for libraries and extensive marketing experience will be an asset to our current and future clients. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2021

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group announces agreement for Francisco Partners to acquire VitalSource Technologies. Ingram Content Group announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Jisc sign agreement for Policy Commons. Jisc, a not-for-profit technology provider for research and education in the UK, and Coherent Digital, an innovative digital information services startup, have signed an agreement for Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris The University of Law selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Web Portal to enhance student experience at 16 campuses. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Law (ULaw), in the United Kingdom, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve access to information and develop new student engagement strategies. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

Talis Delft University of Technology becomes the first university in The Netherlands to adopt Talis Aspire. Delft University of Technology has adopted Talis Aspire in order to better support the student experience and drive efficiencies within the library. They will be making use of online reading list management along with Talis Aspire's Management Information (MI) Dashboards, in order to gain better insight into list coverage and usage analytics. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres The Queensland Parliamentary Library chooses Softlink IC’s Liberty and illumin. Softlink Information Centres is delighted to announce the Queensland Parliamentary Library recently selected Liberty as their new library management system and illumin as their research management system. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix Surrey County Council joins The Libraries Consortium. SirsiDynix announced that Surrey County Council is the latest member to join The Libraries Consortium (TLC), a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock and expertise to increase impact at reduced cost. Surrey has 52 libraries serving 1.2 million people and this is part of the Library Transformation Programme improving services for our residents. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2021

BiblioCommons Nine new library partnerships formed in the first quarter of 2021. In the first three months of 2021, BiblioCommons formed new partnerships with public libraries across the United States. Newly subscribed libraries include Canton Public Library, Chandler Public Library, East Chicago Public Library, Elk Grove Village Public Library, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Herrick District Library, Kenton County Public Library, Strathcona County Library Board, and Tulsa City-County Library. These libraries are all on different ILSs (Integrated Library Systems.) Each will work closely with the BiblioCommons team to integrate their systems to the BiblioCommons product suite and elevate their online patron experiences. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover Launches Full Hoopla Account Integration. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's new discovery solution for public libraries, has completed full Hoopla account integration. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2021

Coherent Digital Sabinet and Coherent Digital partner to make African voices heard. Sabinet and Coherent Digital signed an agreement to build and distribute electronic library databases focused on Africa. Sabinet is the largest vendor of African content to libraries. Founded in 1983, as a collaboration of South African universities and libraries, Sabinet offers the largest database of Pan-African journals, the most complete collection of South African legal, union, and government information, as well as unique African library resources in reference, news, and archives. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet (ISDI), a school based in Spain that provides training for professionals and entrepreneurs in digital business, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. [Full Announcement].

April 9, 2021

Patron Point Los Angeles Public Library (CA) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Los Angeles Public Library has chosen its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan marketing efforts. The Los Angeles Public Library has selected Patron Point to help enhance the marketing and promotion of its services and programs, allowing it to connect directly with an ever-expanding list of more 500,000 patrons who have signed up to receive digital communications from the library. [Full Announcement].

April 8, 2021

Auto-Graphics, Inc. AGent Information Software (AIFS) Publishes 2020 Audited Financials. AGent Information Software (AIFS), the parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc. (A-G), released 2020 year-end financials. In the year ending December 31, 2020, AIFS continued strengthening its financial position, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. AIFS reported a net income of $408,667, with EBITDA representing 21% of sales at year-end. Continued growth of the company's recurring revenue base saw an increase from $5,030,056 in 2019 to $5,222,595 in 2020. AIFS reported EPS of $0.09 on weighted average shares outstanding $4,484,577. AIFS declared a dividend of $0.03 per share in June 2020. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett announces flexible, affordable mode of Delivery for eBooks. Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels. The Follett eBooks: 90-Day Assigned-User Access Model, intended to keep students reading anywhere, will help bridge the gap between classroom and remote learning. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2021

BARATZ La Red de Bibliotecas de Extremadura renueva su catálogo colectivo incorporando el nuevo mOpac de AbsysNet. La Red de Bibliotecas de Extremadura ha implementado en su catálogo colectivo el nuevo diseño de AbsysNet para hacerlo visualmente más atractivo y funcional. La renovación del catálogo está basada, en gran parte, en lo que será el opac multidispositivo de AbsysNet 2.3, por lo que esta evolución convierte al catálogo en responsive. Con esta renovación, la red de bibliotecas extremeñas pone al día la imagen pública del opac con un estilo más limpio, moderno y claro. «Hemos conseguido que el nuevo opac sea más atractivo, más ordenado, más adaptado a las especificidades de nuestra Red de Bibliotecas, dotarlo de mayor amigabilidad, mayor interactividad con nuestros usuarios y un mayor uso de los recursos», comenta Susana Moralo, Jefa de sección de coordinación bibliotecaria (Biblioteca de Extremadura). [Full Announcement].

ProQuest JSTOR Ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces. Librarians can now acquire titles from JSTOR's collection of more than 100,000 ebooks from more than 275 academic publishers through the Rialto and OASIS marketplaces. JSTOR's unlimited, digital rights management (DRM)-free access model and integration with journals and primary sources creates an easy and familiar user experience for researchers around the world. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2021

NISO NISO members approve proposal for a new Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes. The National Information Standards Organization announced that their Voting Members have approved the formation of a new Working Group to develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change. NISO invites statements of interest to participate in this Working Group. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale helps North Bend School District bring mental health and wellness resources to students. With additional pressure being placed on students due to the pandemic and other stressors, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the North Bend School District 13 (NBSD) support mental health and wellness. Located in North Bend, Oregon, the district is using Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform to help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Union County College goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Union County College in Cranford, NJ is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive OverDrive Celebrates National Library Week with the Marvel Universe. In support of National Library Week, OverDrive partnered with Marvel to create nine original images depicting many of Marvel's most famous characters sharing their love of (digital) reading and libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2021

ProQuest ProQuest, NYU Pilot Program offers students and faculty instant access to 150,000 Ebooks via app. New York University (NYU) Libraries and EdTech leader ProQuest have launched a pilot project that will make over 150,000 scholarly titles available to students and faculty via their mobile devices. NYU users can access coursebooks, ebooks, and reference works from major publishers through an e-reader app called SimplyE. [Full Announcement].

Project ReShare. Project ReShare membership expands with addition of Auraria Library, Stanford University Libraries, and the Western North Carolina Library Network. Project ReShare announced three new members that increase the diversity of the project, both in types of organizations and geography -- Auraria Library, Stanford University Libraries, and the Western North Carolina Library Network. [Full Announcement].

Follett Baker & Taylor's Aman Kochar named Top Global Leader In EdTech awards. Amandeep Kochar, executive vice president and general manager of Baker & Taylor, has been named winner of the “Global Leader” category in the 2021 EdTech Awards by EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Leadership Awards” portion of this year's contest. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy Welcomes the Lake Oswego Public Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoy announced the addition of the Lake Oswego Public Library to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO. The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Both universities will be fully live with FOLIO by summer 2021. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference from April 13-16. We are excited to be a part of Ascending into an Open Future conversation. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Aspen Discovery 21.04.00 Release Summary. Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources. [Full Announcement].

March 31, 2021

Overdrive Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden to Keynote OverDrive’s International Conference. OverDrive, the leading supplier of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a global network of schools, public libraries, government and corporate knowledge centers, announced that Dr. Carla Hayden will present the day 1 keynote at Digipalooza '21, August 3-5, 2021. Since 2006, Digipalooza has been the leading industry event bringing together a global community of librarians, educators, publishers and technologists sharing insights, trends and best practices for expanding access for all communities and readers. Digipalooza 21 will be held as a virtual three half-day online event featuring programming and networking opportunities throughout. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces Panorama Analytics. EBSCO Information Services announces the release of Panorama, a modern library analytics platform combining different library and campus data sets to enable insights from a streamlined platform. Panorama offers visualization tools and a central dashboard to collect, manipulate and display data to help the library demonstrate its impact and make informed collection decisions. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC and LIBER announce collaboration to support librarian skills development. OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a virtual workshop series, Building strategic relationships to advance open scholarship at your institution, to focus on how librarians can develop strategic relationships across their universities to advance open scholarship. [Full Announcement].

Francisco Partners. Francisco Partners to acquire leading legal education provider BARBRI. Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BARBRI Inc. from Leeds Equity Partners. Terms of the transaction were not announced. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Chile’s University of Concepcion’s FOLIO Library Services Platform Migration is underway. University of Concepcion is the first library in Chile to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform and will use EBSCO Information Services for implementation and hosting services. UdeC has started with the implementation of the FOLIO ERM and will go live with the full FOLIO LSP in June 2021. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO announces invigorated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced two important actions to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work and its community. First, following Board approval of the NISO DEI Policy in January, a full DEI Committee has now been formed, led by NISO Board member Maria Stanton, who is Director of Production at Atla. Second, later this year, NISO will be hosting a workshop on DEI and standards, organized by the Committee, to help identify and prioritize key areas of opportunity and development. [Full Announcement].

Cambridge University Press. University of Texas Libraries join Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press. The University of Texas has expanded a partnership with Cambridge University Press that will result in global open access to research published by authors and researchers across the UT System. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC to convene a diverse group to Reimagine Descriptive Workflows in libraries, archives. OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to improve descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives. The multi-day virtual convening is part of an eight-month project, Reimagine Descriptive Workflows. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services La Universidad de Concepción de Chile ha iniciado la migración de la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios FOLIO. La Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) es la primera biblioteca en Chile en elegir FOLIO como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios (LSP) y contará con EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) para la implementación y servicios de hosting. La UdeC ha comenzado con la implementación de la ERM de FOLIO y entrará en funcionamiento con la LSP completa de FOLIO en junio de 2021. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Community Grant Awarded to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the award of an Equinox Community Grant to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. The Equinox Community Grant provides funding for open source projects and operational infrastructure in order to strengthen and support open source communities in libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 2021

Harpercollins. News Corp to acquire Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media segment. New York, NY. News Corp announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Books & Media segment of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH Books & Media). The business will be operated by HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary. [Full Announcement].

Kanopy Kanopy helps libraries promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with new film collections. Ensuring students and faculty have access to materials that are inclusive and diverse is a major goal among today's academic libraries. However, budget limitations are preventing many from acquiring such critical content. According to a recent Kanopy survey of more than 800 academic librarians, 77.2% say DEI is crucial to their streaming video selection, yet 65% report that their current offerings do not meet their students' need for diverse cinema. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest Maynooth University, one of Ireland’s fastest-growing institutions, Joins ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Collection. Maynooth University, also known as The National University of Ireland Maynooth, is one of the first Irish institutions to include its graduate research in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the largest curated collection of theses and dissertations in the world. The ProQuest database will include more than 1,200 full-text PhD and Master's theses and dissertations from Maynooth University, as well as future graduate research submitted at Maynooth on an ongoing basis. These works will be accessible by PQDT users globally and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving Maynooth's authors greater visibility and recognition for their research outputs. [Full Announcement].

Elsevier. Elsevier launches a trans-inclusive name change policy. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is proud to launch a trans-inclusive policy for author name changes. This allows authors to retrospectively return to previously peer-reviewed articles of record and update them with their current names. Elsevier is committed to working with our partners to build more inclusive research and health ecosystems. We believe that we can make a real impact by ensuring that our content and solutions are as inclusive as possible, and by supporting the community of research and health professionals to enhance inclusion across all dimensions of diversity. [Full Announcement].

March 26, 2021

Atmire Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) relaunches on DSpace. The DOAB Foundation is pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has successfully migrated to a new open source environment, based on DSpace 6. The transition of DOAB to an open source environment comes at a time where momentum for OA books is on the rise and access to scholarly books is proving to be of critical importance to users worldwide. The renewed DOAB platform offers additional functionalities and features, improving the service for all stakeholders. [Full Announcement].

Atmire Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security migrates to Open Repository. In less than 2 months, WODC, Atmire and Delta Kwadrant migrated Fedora collections to Open Repository [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Danbury Library (CT) selects Patron Point to support strategic marketing goals. Patron Point announced that Danbury Library (CT) has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. Of particular interest was Patron Point's ability to provide foundational support for a key element of the Library's 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Waldo sign agreement. Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization has signed an agreement to work with Coherent Digital LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to “tame wild content and make it useful.” WALDO will offer its member libraries all of Coherent Digital's resources through special promotions—including Mindscape Commons and Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2021

Bibliotheca New cloudLibrary NewsStand: all-you-can-read digital magazines and newspapers for libraries. Bibliotheca announced the release of cloudLibrary NewsStand, a new digital service that brings the world's largest catalogue of magazine and newspaper titles to libraries for unlimited simultaneous use. The collection can be viewed at cloudLibrary.magzter.com, and the app downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. [Full Announcement].

San Diego County Library. San Diego County Library selects Polaris, BiblioCommons for launch of new ILS and website. San Diego County Library (SDCL) selected BiblioCommons and Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) to provide enterprise solutions that will facilitate and improve operations at its 33 branches. Polaris ILS will serve as the foundation for several technology enhancements at SDCL in 2021. SDCL's new discovery layer and catalog – set to be completed and launched by the end of summer 2021 –will be integrated with the BiblioCommons suite of website and events modules. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at 2021 Texas Library Association Annual 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 Texas Library Association Annual Conference from April 22-24, 2021. The event will be held online. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions University of Notre Dame is live with CORAL. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN is now live on community CORAL. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes the Blanchard/Santa Paula Library District to the Savannah platform. OrangeBoy announce the addition of the Blanchard/Santa Paula Library District to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].

March 24, 2021

ByWater Solutions Christian Witness Theological Seminary goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, CA is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO announces availability of De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now offers University Press Library eCollections from De Gruyter. The De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections contain the complete frontlist collections of 16 prestigious North American university presses including University of Chicago Press, Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press and more. The University Press Library eCollections are only available through De Gruyter and GOBI. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Submissions now open for the 2021 John Cotton Dana awards. The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Award. The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2021. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

Gale Group Gale Debuts New Digital Archive Series on British Intelligence. Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first module of its new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence series. Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together previously classified documents from The U.K. National Archives that offer new viewpoints on the machinery of British intelligence, decolonization and global policy and strategy, including important insight into international politics and diplomacy in the 20th century. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this never-before-digitized collection gives scholars and researchers access to thousands of top secret files that provide historical context on the history of British intelligence. Now researchers can make comparisons and connections, enabling greater understanding of the historical impact Britain's intelligence agencies have had on the world today. Read Gale's blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Announces equinoxEDU Education Program. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions. [Full Announcement].

FOLIO FOLIO Project members have elected their first Community Council. The results are in. The FOLIO project has held project-wide elections for the first time to initiate FOLIO's new Community Council. The Community Council's role is to foster a healthy and productive community ecosystem of sustainable collaboration for the FOLIO project. Among the responsibilities of the Community Council are to ensure a strong community by onboarding new members to the FOLIO project and making sure that the community is collaborative and inclusive. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature. Springer Nature and UC Berkeley Library sign new open access book partnership. Springer Nature has signed its first ever institutional open access (OA) book agreement with the University of California, Berkeley Library. The agreement will cover a broad range of book titles across all disciplines — from humanities and social sciences to sciences, technology and mathematics and, starting in 2021 and running for at least three years, will provide open access funding to UC Berkeley affiliated authors. The open access book titles will publish under the Springer, Palgrave, and Apress imprints, with initial titles set to publish later this year. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Library Experience Platform for better patron relationships. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform along with a series of product announcements at the Innovative Users Group (IUG) annual conference. [Full Announcement].

Elsevier. LexisNexis introduces Nexis Data Lab. LexisNexis Legal and Professional, a leading global provider of information and analytics, announces the new Nexis® Data Lab to address the challenges universities face with big data mining and analysis. With over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated each day, big data mining and analysis has become big business. But it also comes with big challenges for academic research, including reliable search and capture, secure sharing, authoritative sourcing and data visualization. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro integrates with Retriever Digital Media Platform to enrich researcher profiles with media mentions. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced its partnership with Retriever, a data analysis company and communication insight provider in the Nordic countries. Through this partnership, the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution will be integrated with Retriever's digital media platform. As a result, institutions that subscribe to the Esploro solution and Retriever service will see their researchers' profiles automatically updated with new media mentions. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Users Group opens 29th Annual Conference Online. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, participates today in the opening of the 29th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference, being held online for the first time. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2021

Insight Informatics New LIBERO Omnio Member Services Area features a digital library card, boosts member engagement and offers much more. LIBERO continues to keep its clients at the forefront of technology and launches an all-new library Member Services Area. An integral part of the LIBERO Omnio solution, this enhancement comes at no cost to clients and forms a central role in LIBERO's progressive upgrade strategy for libraries. As digitalisation progresses, it is evident that library patrons will start to adopt new ways of using the library and become increasingly demand-driven. LIBERO's new Member Services Area was developed with customer input, featuring many new and enhanced functions. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (NJ) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) of Edison, New Jersey has chosen its patron engagment platform to support the Consortium's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

Evergreen Project Evergreen Conference Registration Opens. The 2021 Evergreen International Conference will be held online May 25th through May 27th and registration is now open. The Evergreen community will gather for presentations and a virtual exhibit hall. A pre-conference with more intensive sessions will be held on May 24th. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces new APIs designed to enhance fair linking and improve the user experience. As EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues improving its new set of content and search Application Programming Interfaces (API), the company announces an improved linking and authorization experience with a full-text entitlement API. By enhancing fair linking, EBSCO database users can now take advantage of enhanced functionality that improves access to the full-text articles to which they are entitled from sites where they engage with scholarly information. This API is an example of EBSCO's dedication to supporting open interoperability principles and library choice. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett unveils two new Aspen SIS Modules for supporting students, families remotely. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools were faced with many challenges — beyond remote learning to include managing previously in-person paper-based processes as well as monitoring and fulfilling students' social and emotional needs. To meet these new and evolving needs of school districts, Follett today announced the additions of two key modules for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). [Full Announcement].

Springshare Springshare announces new LibCal Mapping Features. Springshare announced LibCal mapping module, a new tool that visually engages and informs library patrons as they navigate the reservation process. Launching in April, these optional features include interactive maps for booking in-person activities and directional maps for event and appointment locations. [Full Announcement].

Yewno University of California Riverside adopts Yewno Discover, an AI research platform available via Primo VE. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announces that the University of California Riverside have adopted their Yewno Discover platform, an AI-powered tool for academic research. UC Riverside students will be able to access Yewno Discover via the Primo VE interface. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC’s Express program uses smart fulfillment enhancements to help libraries deliver materials fast. More than 1,000 libraries are now participating in OCLC's new Express digital delivery program that facilitates exceptionally fast turnaround times using smart fulfillment enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2021

Kanopy Kanopy Partners with Schweitzer to provide streaming video services to libraries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Kanopy has secured a strategic partnership with Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a leading reseller of library products and services. Under terms of the agreement, Schweitzer will distribute Kanopy's streaming video services to its vast network of libraries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy Libraries - Positioned to Build a Connected and Equitable Future. In the last year, we've seen libraries across the world get creative to continue to serve their communities by offering virtual book clubs, drive-in Wi-Fi services, and mobile technology labs. While overcoming financial and community engagement challenges, libraries remained steadfast in serving their communities. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2021

BARATZ El opac multidispositivo, una de las características más destacadas del nuevo AbsysNet 2.3. Cada vez está más cerca la nueva versión de AbsysNet cargada de nuevas funcionalidades y características. Una de las principales novedades de AbsysNet 2.3 afecta directamente al mOpac, el cual deja atrás su distinción de opac móvil para convertirse en opac multidispositivo. Esta nueva funcionalidad convierte al catálogo en línea de la biblioteca en un opac responsive y que reemplaza tanto al de escritorio como al hasta ahora conocido como mopac u opac móvil. [Full Announcement].

LibraryWorld LibraryWorld announces new integrated library system called WikiLibrary. WikiLibrary Basic is available immediately: designed for smaller libraries requiring professional features found in larger systems. It's easy to use and packed with powerful features that make managing a collection simple and fun. A standard and premium level will be available later this year for most standard size libraries. [Full Announcement].

Recorded Books RBmedia launches new Spanish-Language Audio Brand, BookaVivo. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today unveiled its new Spanish-language audio brand, BookaVivo. The new brand will be home to RBmedia's recently acquired Booka audiobook publishing business and all new Spanish-language titles produced by RBmedia in the future. [Full Announcement].

University of California. UC secures landmark open access deal with world’s largest scientific publisher. The University of California announced a pioneering open access agreement with the world's largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, making significantly more of the University's research available to people worldwide — immediately and at no cost. The deal will put more UC research into the hands of individuals across the globe at a time when international collaboration to fight COVID-19 has illuminated the value of open access to scientific findings. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes the Kent District Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoy announced that the Kent District Library (KDL) has selected OrangeBoy and its community engagement platform, Savannah to identify unmet and emerging needs in the KDL service area and determine how to address these issues. [Full Announcement].

March 12, 2021

EveryLibrary. School Librarians Combat Second Wave of COVID Slide EveryLibrary Provides Support. COVID-19 disruptions have had an impact on students' performance since the start of the pandemic in 2020. News outlets and professional organizations around the world began reporting on how schools were transitioning during this time of emergency remote learning with success or a lack of based on the resources available to them at the time. Social media platforms were flooded with stories from within homes as the stay-at-home orders crept deeper into the daily lives of citizens across the world. [Full Announcement].

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Celebrated arts advocate Deana Haggag joins The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as Program Officer for Arts and Culture. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced the appointment of renowned arts advocate Deana Haggag as Program Officer in its Arts and Culture program area, effective May 17, 2021. As part of her role, Haggag will help shape grantmaking initiatives and develop innovative projects to support a diverse group of artists and cultural institutions across the country. Her work will primarily focus on artists and organizations working outside traditional boundaries and institutional walls. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Fountaindale Public Library District (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Fountaindale Public Library District of Bolingbrook, Illinois has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

Project ReShare. Project ReShare Welcomes LOUIS and MOBIUS. LOUIS is a consortium of public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana, currently consisting of 47 members. LOUIS provides cost-effective collaboration for the procurement and support of library technology and resources. Twenty-two member institutions participate in LOUIS' interlibrary loan platform. LOUIS supports technology that enables the reciprocal borrowing and lending between its member institutions and beyond, including multiple instances of SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and Atlas-supported ILLiad. [Full Announcement].

March 11, 2021

ByWater Solutions Haines Borough Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 34,000 plus records from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services continues to ensure data security and customer data protections for end users. In keeping with the company's ongoing focus on information security and customer data protections, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces ISO (International Standards Organization) 27001 compliancy and certification is now associated with the majority of EBSCO proprietary products and services. ISO 27001 is a standard that represents best practices for information security controls. Continued efforts in this area demonstrates EBSCO's commitment in ensuring the security and privacy of customer and end-user data. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Patron Point’s library marketing automation platform is now available for public libraries in the UK and Ireland. Patron Point announced that its leading library marketing automation platform is now available in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Patron Point currently serves hundreds of public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand helping drive their digital marketing strategies and community engagement. [Full Announcement].

March 10, 2021

Axiell Axiell partners with Adimeo to bring next-generation library services platform to France. Axiel announced a strategic partnership with Adimeo, a tech and consulting company based in France. The partnership grants Adimeo exclusive distribution rights to bring Axiell's Quria product, a library services platform designed for the modern public library, to French-speaking European markets. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO Recommended Practice for Content Platform Migrations now open for public comment. The National Information Standards Organization made its new draft Recommended Practice for Content Platform Migrations available for public comment. The result of nearly two years of collaboration between the librarians, publishers, and content platform providers on the Content Platform Migrations Working Group, this Recommended Practice provides a standard process and recommendations to improve communication between all parties involved before, during, and after migration. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro integrates with the DataCite Service to simplify research publication workflows and improve discoverability of outputs and data. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced its partnership with DataCite, a leading global organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research outputs and data. The integration between the Ex Libris Esploro™ research information management solution and the DataCite service enables researchers and librarians to seamlessly publish institutional research work and facilitates the discovery, citation, and tracking of the publications and underlying datasets via unique identifiers. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest Lancaster University Research joins the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses collection. Graduate research from Lancaster University, named International University of the Year for 2020 by The Times, will now be included in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database – the largest curated database of dissertations and theses in the world. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Lean Library partners with Springshare to Bring LibGuides Into the Patron Workflow. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, announced its partnership with Springshare, the maker of LibGuides. Together, Lean Library and Springshare will provide libraries the ability to deliver library support and instruction to patrons at their point of need, on any academic resource or website online. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature. Springer Nature strengthens its position in conference proceedings and driving OA publishing with purchase of Atlantis Press. Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris. Containing more than 1,200 conference proceedings, the Atlantis Press portfolio is a valuable addition to Springer Nature's book portfolio. It will further strengthen Springer Nature's position as a leader in the conference proceedings market, where it already publishes over 1,800 titles a year, and its leadership position in open access publishing. [Full Announcement].

Axiell Axiell partners with Adimeo to bring next-generation library services platform to France. Axiell, the leading supplier of software to the cultural sector, announces a strategic partnership with Adimeo, a tech and consulting company based in France. The partnership grants Adimeo exclusive distribution rights to bring Axiell's Quria product, a library services platform designed for the modern public library, to French-speaking European markets. [Full Announcement].

March 9, 2021

Open Preservation Foundation. Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera joins the Open Preservation Foundation. The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is pleased to welcome Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera as our newest member. [Full Announcement].

Royal Society. Royal Society enters new open access transformative agreement with The University Of California. In a major step forwards for open access publishing in the United States, the Royal Society has signed a three-year transformative pilot agreement with the University of California (UC) to support open access publishing in all Royal Society journals. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Rye Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Rye Public Library in Rye, New Hampshire is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 47,000 plus records from TLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix MobileCirc becomes MobileStaff. SirsiDynix's task-oriented mobile app for staff members—formerly known as MobileCirc—has become MobileStaff. This versatile app's expanded functionality now goes far beyond circulating materials, empowering patrons with self-checkout and allowing staff members to work from anywhere. [Full Announcement].

Kanopy Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is extremely important to libraries' streaming video collections, study finds. To better understand streaming video trends and challenges, Kanopy, a company committed to streaming high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain to libraries around the globe, conducted a survey of more than 800 academic librarians, primarily in the U.S. The survey resultsare freely available upon registration. [Full Announcement].