March 20, 2018
(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.
(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.
(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.
March 19, 2018
(Equinox Software) Equinox is pleased to announce that Thorold Public Library in Thorold, Ontario successfully migrated to Evergreen under the Sequoia agreement with the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative.
(OCLC) OCLC has introduced Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. A proven solution used by more than 75 percent of public libraries in the Netherlands, Wise is engineered to elevate library experiences, the experiences of the people who use the library and the dedicated staff who engage with the community.
(LibraryThing) LibraryThing, creator of the social site LibraryThing.com and a leading provider of software for libraries, has acquired the mobile app Litsy.
March 15, 2018
(Overdrive) The Zhejiang Library, together with OverDrive, the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the launch of its digital library collection with a large catalog of eBooks and audiobooks. Based in Hangzhou, a world-class technology hub and home to e-commerce giant Alibaba, this provincial library is the seventh library in China – including Capital Library in Beijing, Shanghai Library, and Shenzhen Library – to join OverDrive’s worldwide network of 40,000 libraries and schools.
(MOBIUS) The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Mountain View Public Library, (MO), went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 36th member to go live on the system and migrated from a standalone TLC Integrated Library System.
(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+. open+ is a comprehensive solution that provides more convenient access for users, more flexibility for library staff and more opportunities for libraries to make an impact within their communities. Using the open+ solution, libraries can control building access, security, and automation through one efficient central management hub. Seamlessly integrating with existing ILS and library solutions, open+ allows libraries to easily configure open hours, monitor library activity, control audio announcements and more.
(Lucidea) Lucidea’s archives collections management applications, CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Archives (SKCA) and Eloquent Archives, will be represented at this year’s Midwest Archives Conference in Chicago, IL.
March 14, 2018
(Preservica) The Sainsbury Archive, which charts the growth and history of one of the UK’s largest supermarkets, has chosen Preservica’s AWS cloud-hosted digital preservation platform to actively preserve invaluable digital assets relating to the company’s operations. These currently date from the opening of the very first store in Drury Lane, London in 1869, and the Archive also plans to use Preservica to safeguard exclusively born-digital records in the future.
(OCLC) The University of the Basque Country, the public research institution in the Basque Country of Spain, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform.
March 13, 2018
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a research and development grant to the Internet Archive to address the critical need to preserve the “long tail” of open access scholarly communications. The project, Ensuring the Persistent Access of Long Tail Open Access Journal Literature, builds on prototype work identifying at-risk content held in web archives by using data provided by identifier services and registries. Furthermore, the project expands on work acquiring missing open access articles via customized web harvesting, improving discovery and access to this materials from within extant web archives, and developing machine learning approaches, training sets, and cost models for advancing and scaling this project’s work.
(Ingram Content Group) De Gruyter, a leading international academic publishing house for over 260 years, has expanded its global presence in the United States and Australia by tapping into print on demand services from Lightning Source LLC, a leading print-on-demand company that is part of Ingram Content Group.
March 12, 2018
(bepress) Bepress and SSRN are pleased to announce a joint pilot to explore integration between their two platforms. The four-month pilot launches today with the participation of Columbia Law School’s Arthur W. Diamond Law Library and University of Georgia School of Law’s Library. Both bepress and SSRN are eager to explore potential solutions to the obstacles that professional schools and their libraries face in promoting their open access scholarship. The initial pilot offers one possible model for demonstrating the increased reach of legal scholarship when work is available through an open access repository as well as a specialized network of peers, by simplifying population of and aggregating research impact from both platforms.