Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements

March 21, 2018

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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 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.

March 20, 2018

(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.

(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.

March 19, 2018

(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 and a leading provider of software for libraries, has acquired the mobile app Litsy.

(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.

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.

(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.

(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.

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