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January 16, 2018

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018 from January 31 – February 3.

(King County Library System) Most recently the Director and Chief Librarian for Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, Lisa Rosenblum began her first day today as the new director of King County Library System, one of the busiest library systems in the country.

(Follett) Follett Corporation, higher education’s leading campus retailer and operator of college stores, announced today that it is making a $50M investment to transform the company’s collegiate eCommerce platform. The company’s shift to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that Deakin University, in Victoria, Australia has selected the Yewno Discover research application to support the interdisciplinary and explorative search needs of its faculty and students. University libraries that have adopted Yewno now span seven countries, including the US, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Italy and now, Australia.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that National Taiwan University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to replace the school’s library management system. In addition, NTU’s local implementation of the Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution will be migrated to the cloud and integrated with the Alma platform. Through the software-as-a-service model, the university library services will enjoy benefit from the real-time synchronization and automatic updates of the Alma and Primo software solutions.

(Insight Informatics) LIBERO’s latest upgrade makes working on mobile devices more capable and enjoyable than ever.

January 15, 2018

(RedLink) RedLink has released its second annual RedLink Index report, covering data from the 2017 subscription year. RedLink’s Library Dashboard and Publisher Dashboard products provide users with an easy way to view their aggregated usage data and view trends and make comparisons, as well as create intuitive data visualizations.

(Digital Science) Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions offers a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching for information across multiple poorly integrated tools.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

(Yewno) Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announced that publishers who use Ingram Content Group services can make book content discoverable over the Yewno platform. De Gruyter now joins Stanford University Press, Brill, and Wiley as publishers with books provided by Ingram and now discoverable through Yewno.

(OCLC) OCLC, along with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, has named five librarians selected to participate in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for 2018. The program supports library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.

January 11, 2018

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform available to millions of readers from over 40,000 libraries and schools worldwide, reported record-breaking downloads of eBooks and audiobooks in 2017. With a library card and OverDrive or Libby app, readers borrowed more than 225 million digital books in the past 12 months, representing double digit growth from the previous year. A record number of libraries each served over 1 million digital books to their local communities last year, led by astronomical growth at Toronto Public Library (which reached 4.6 million digital checkouts), Los Angeles Public Library (3.7 million) and the National Library Board of Singapore (1.5 million).

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris and HighPoint Solutions announced a strategic partnership that will provide a student app for the digital-native generation at institutions of higher education. The joint product will deliver consolidated functionality covering administration and student life and will facilitate teaching and learning via users’ mobile phone and, simultaneously, a web portal.

(LAC Group) LAC Group Chief Executive Officer and founder Deborah Schwarz has named Robert Corrao as the organization's next CEO. Schwarz who started the company in 1986 and grew it from a one-person consultancy into an information management firm employing nearly 400 employees in the U.S. and U.K. will become the firm's Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created position.

January 10, 2018

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) The RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar will be held at the ALA Midwinter Conference, in Denver, CO on Friday February 9, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm, with discussion surrounding the topic of AI, Autonomous Cars, and Libraries.

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