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March 23, 2018

(KOMBIT) Den varslede strejke fra den 4. april 2018 kan påvirke FBS, da det vil betyde, at UNI-Login bliver lukket ned.Undervisningsministeriet har meddelt, at de er udtaget til konflikt og derfor vil være omfattet af en eventuel strejke fra onsdag den 4. april 2018 og efterfølgende en eventuel lockout fra tirsdag den 10. april 2018.

(Preservica) University of the Arts London has selected active digital preservation specialist Preservica to future-proof its unique art and design collections.

March 22, 2018

(Yewno) Yewno announced that the Bavarian State Library will offer researchers the option of performing research in either English or German using the Yewno Discover platform.

(BiblioCommons) For years the library community has been dreaming of a FRBRized catalog. After many iterations and a year of live beta testing, BiblioCommons has realized this dream by launching Grouped Search for libraries using the BiblioCore catalog across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

(BiblioCommons) Eight years after its initial launch, BiblioCommons announced the upcoming release of version 3.0 of its BiblioWeb website-building and content-publishing platform.

(EBSCO Information Services) The GALILEO consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials. The software delivers all of GALILEO’s library resources to its 10 million users by simply having them sign in via a single login.

March 21, 2018

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point announed a significant expansion to its Proven Programs offerings. From the original set of four, the expansion includes nine new programs in three broad categories including: Core (patron lifecycle): Welcome, Renew, Anniversary, Engage, Restore, and Rising Adult; Preference (programs driven by patron preferences): Promote, News, Read, and Hot Authors; and Growth (attracting new users): Attract, Refer, and Social. Libraries can mix and match programs to affordably achieve their marketing goals.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is taking instruction and student engagement to the next level. Video and curriculum-aligned classroom tools have been integrated into selected eBooks on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Now teachers can incorporate content from these eBooks---text, video, classroom activities and more---into their lesson plans, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience for students, while meeting curriculum standards.

(RedLink) RedLink announced that Rockefeller University Press is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on the Journal of Cell Biology, the Journal of Experimental Medicine, and the Journal of General Physiology.

(OCLC) The Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, in partnership with OCLC, released the report, From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. The research updates OCLC’s seminal 2008 study that explored voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries, librarians, and library funding.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is making it easier for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to find and access their library’s key business and legal resources. Gale Small Business Builder now provides integrated access to Small Business Resource Center, DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms. Libraries that subscribe to one or more of these products now have access to additional business and legal content through Gale Small Business Builder, giving their patrons a direct path to the resources and tools they need within their business planning workflow.

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOhas partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

March 20, 2018

(Civica) Rapid advancements in technology and changing customer needs have ensured that Civica’s cutting-edge integrated library management system, Spydus, is on top of the latest technology trends to continuously improve service delivery outcomes. Jeremy Langley, Product Manager, Libraries, shares his technology vision for library management.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has partnered with Mackin Educational Resources, merging MackinVIA eRe ource platform services with TLC’s Library.Solution ILS. Released on March 8th, the integration of MackinVIA and Library•Solution’s Public Access Catalog begins a partnership that unifies MackinVIA's capabilities with TLC’s customer base.

(Overdrive) While some thought digital was going to signal the decline of libraries, it has instead strengthened library systems and positioned them as a hub for innovation, education and a place of reading happiness beyond the bookshelves. After surpassing one million digital book checkouts in 2007 and 100 million in 2012, leading digital reading platform OverDrive today proudly announces another remarkable milestone – libraries around the world have reached one billion digital book checkouts.

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