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May 18, 2019

(LibLynx) Infobase has selected LibLynx to provide COUNTER-compliant reporting and related business intelligence across its portfolio of brands, including Facts On File, Films On Demand, and Learn360.

(Lucidea) Lucidea, provider of leading innovative ILS and KM solutions SydneyEnterprise, GeniePlus and Inmagic Presto, will attend this year’s CALL/ACBD Conference in Edmonton AB, May 26th through 29th.

May 17, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that several of its library partners sponsored new features in Koha 18.11 Release.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut in Iqaluit, NU Canada, is now live on Koha.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that Duncanville Public Library, in Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 91,000 plus holdings from TLC ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ProQuest) ProQuest and Atairos, an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, announced that Atairos will acquire an ownership position in ProQuest. ProQuest will use the proceeds from the transaction to repurchase most of the shares owned by entities affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, which will retain a minority interest in the Company. Cambridge Information Group will maintain its majority ownership of ProQuest. CIG has been the majority owner of ProQuest since 2007, overseeing a period of growth through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions that have helped ProQuest customers respond to changing environments.

May 16, 2019

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Registration is underway for Voyager Sopris Learning’s 2019 Literacy Symposium, a two-day online professional development event, July 8-9, featuring leading experts sharing the most current research in literacy instruction. The Literacy Symposium will provide PreK to college educators with an opportunity to explore the relationships among language, reading, and writing, plus connect theory to classroom practice. Sessions are designed for teachers, instructional coaches, administrators, curriculum directors, and professional developers.

(Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention.

(Insignia Software Corporation) Insignia Software announced that they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The Blythe Public Library at the Commons in Blythe, GA

(Insignia Software Corporation) Insignia Software announced they have been awarded the contract to provide their ILS and services to The First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio in San Antonia, TX. They have recently completed the process of converting their initial 14,000+ holdings from Athena using Insignia’s unique auto-cataloging feature; and will be providing ongoing support for their library going forward.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and The Carroll Center for the Blind today announced a partnership in which the two organizations will work together to improve and enhance the experience across EBSCO products for users with a varying array of disabilities. The Carroll Center for the Blind, based in Newton, Massachusetts, offers a wide range of comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired at all ages and all stages of vision loss.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the first meeting of the Ex Libris Research Management Advisory Council took place on May 14–16, 2019. The council consists of thought leaders from nine institutions in North America and Europe as well as Ex Libris experts in research management.

May 14, 2019

(ChiliFresh) ChiliFresh announced a flat price for Book Jacket Cover Art for libraries of all types and sizes. Beginning immediately, any library can create an account online at ChiliFresh.com and integrate Book Jacket Cover Art into their online catalog for $1000 USD per year. Having ChiliFresh Book Jacket Cover Art will ensure you will have the most complete coverage available for your collection.

(Lucidea) Lucidea’s Essentia program delivers outstanding value to smaller organizations or departments within larger companies. Offering the features—and benefits—of its enterprise-class knowledge management, library automation and collections management applications as right-sized solutions, Lucidea provides the essential capabilities smaller clients need at a price they can afford.

(Insight Informatics) The Port Macquarie Hastings Library has recently implemented “The Portal” where members can experience high definition virtual and augmented reality. Using the Oculus Rift VR or a mixed reality headset, users can explore other worlds, swim with sharks, climb mountains, or even walk in space. The Portal is free to use for library members, but bookings are required.

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