Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements


October 16, 2018

(Lyrasis) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded LYRASIS a $1,200,000 award to support the next stage of community growth and technical development of CollectionSpace. CollectionSpace is the only collections management system led by a nonprofit and designed with input from the community. It offers forward looking features that include mobile-friendly displays, an open application program interface (API), and a multitude of custom profiles for museums and other institutions that hold art, artifact, object, and specimen collections of all types and sizes. This new 3-year award will fund three key areas to further the CollectionSpace build-out: user community expansion, accelerating progress on the technical roadmap and the addition of staff to ensure continued high levels of service.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of powerful knowledge management, legal intranet and electronic resource management solutions purpose-built for the legal sector will attend the 14th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession Conference in New York on October 23rd and 24th at the New York School of Law. Lucidea’s portfolio of best-in-class KM and library management solutions includes SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus, LawPort, Inmagic Presto and LookUp Precision.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers’ professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale’s blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers.

October 14, 2018

(Soutron Global) Soutron Global announced its 2018 Toronto User Group meeting to be held in Toronto, ON, Canada on October 25th. Soutron Global’s annual Toronto User Group meeting is a powerful venue for the company to meet with its clients and listen to their needs, review the direction of the company and demonstrate new product advancements.

October 11, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, se complace en anunciar que la Plataforma de Servicio de la Biblioteca de Suiza A.G. (SLSP) ha optado por basar el nuevo Servicio Nacional Bibliotecario de Suiza para las universidades académicas en la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios Ex Libris Alma, con la solución Ex Libris Primo® que proporciona servicios de descubrimiento y entrega a los usuarios.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, gibt bekannt, dass sich die Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) dafür entschieden hat, den neuen Nationalbibliotheksdienst der Schweiz für akademische Universitäten auf die Bibliotheksdienstplattform Ex Libris Alma zu stützen, während die Lösung Ex Libris Primo den Nutzern Discovery- und Delivery-Services bieten wird.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che la Swiss Library Service Platform A.G. (SLSP) ha scelto di fondare il nuovo servizio bibliotecario nazionale svizzero per le istituzioni accademiche sulla piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca Ex Libris Alma, con la soluzione Ex Libris Primo® che fornirà agli utenti i servizi di discovery e delivery.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris®, une filiale de ProQuest, est ravie d’annoncer que la Swiss Library Service Platform (plateforme de services de bibliothèque suisse) A.G. (SLSP) a choisi de baser le nouveau service de bibliothèque national suisse destiné aux universités académiques sur la plateforme de services de bibliothèque Alma d’Ex Libris, associée à la solution Primo d’Ex Libris pour la fourniture de services de distribution et de découverte aux utilisateurs.

October 10, 2018

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha il piacere di annunciare che l’istituzione italiana LIUC - Università Cattaneo adotterà la piattaforma di gestione della biblioteca, Ex Libris Alma, la soluzione per il discovery e il delivery Ex Libris Primo e la soluzione per le reading list Leganto. A causa della varietà delle soluzioni tecnologiche attive finora, le informazioni si sono accumulate in silos, sono nati problemi con la gestione delle risorse elettroniche e con la fornitura dell’accesso alle stesse.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the Swiss Library Service Platform (SLSP) has opted to base Switzerland’s new national library service for academic universities on the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, with the Ex Libris Primo solution providing discovery and delivery services to users.

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point is announcing today the launch of the Library Marketing Technology Innovation Awards. Called the “LIMMYs”, public libraries of all sizes will have the opportunity to explore the wide variety of ways marketing automation technology can be applied to real-world library marketing goals and challenges.

(Follett) Follett and Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, today announced they have formed a partnership to launch All Books for All Kids, a literacy campaign to ensure children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. The partnership will be formally introduced Saturday (Oct. 13) in Miami, where Alexander is touring to promote his new book, Swing.

(ProQuest) According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of more than 28 percent in 2017, up from an 8 percent increase during the prior year. The total number of self-published titles grew from 786,935 to 1,009,188, surpassing the million mark for the first time.

(OCLC) OCLC is partnering with Taylor & Francis, one of the world's leading academic publishers, to create and deliver high-quality catalog records representing important scholarly works to libraries. As an OCLC cataloging partner, Taylor & Francis will provide published works for OCLC's team of professional catalogers to create high-quality records to be added to WorldCat and delivered to libraries. OCLC will create 7,000 full-level MARC records annually and deliver records through WorldShare Collection Manager to Taylor & Francis global library customers. In addition, OCLC will automatically maintain WorldCat holdings for Taylor & Francis customers with an OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription.

October 9, 2018

(Digital Science) Digital Science announced today an agreement that will provide researchers and students from the University Consortium of the South of Russia access to two products aimed to transform the way their researchers manage, search and analyze research, and to support student education through access to both Dimensions and a pilot project with Figshare.

Subscribe:  Subscribe to Industry News Announcements via RSS

News from major companies:


1