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December 18, 2018

(Gale Group) Data analytics has helped Yolo County Library improve program outcomes and services. The library is using Analytics On Demand from Gale, a Cengage company, to better understand the households in its communities and design customized library services and resources to fit their needs. Now, Yolo County librarians can make data-driven decisions to identify new outreach strategies that promote their programs to the communities they serve.

December 17, 2018

(Lucidea) Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of knowledge management, library automation, legal intranet and museums and archives collections management solutions. They made great strides in 2018 with exciting upgrades to their ILS and KM applications, new products for the museums and archives sectors, a new office in Melbourne, Australia, and two new books from their publishing arm, Lucidea Press.

(OCLC) OCLC partnered with Springer Nature to automate e-resource management workflows, eliminating the need for manual intervention by library staff.

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.

December 13, 2018

(Follett) Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.

December 12, 2018

(Library and Archives Canada) In its continuing efforts to renew its library system, Library and Archives Canada has launched Aurora, a new interface to access LAC’s published holdings.

December 11, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications for the past 200 years. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.

(Eduserv) Eduserv is merging with Jisc - the UK’s technology solutions organisation for higher and further education - bringing together expertise in digital and data technology solutions to form a unique powerhouse of world-leading expertise to benefit all UK and overseas clients.

December 10, 2018

(KOMBIT) Fælles Bibliotekssystem (FBS) får en model for udstilling af data. Dermed bliver systemet fremover dataleverandør til relevante parter, herunder kommuner og Bibliotekernes Business Intelligence (BIBI). Det står fast efter at styregruppen for FBS på deres møde den 28. november 2018 godkendte, at der etableres en infrastruktur til udstilling af data fra FBS,

(Talis) Regent’s University London has selected Talis Aspire to manage the university’s reading lists. After winning an award for Customer Service Excellence in 2017, the university was keen to maintain focus on student experience, ensuring the smoothest possible process for students when accessing resources.

December 9, 2018

(NBC Learn) NBC Learn and Newsela announced today a new partnership to provide students and teachers access to premium education videos and digital content tailored for grades K-12. Both NBC Learn and will refer users to related content on the partner’s respective digital platforms, providing teachers with the ability to connect classroom topics to the real world and current events.

December 7, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that demand for product bundles remains strong as libraries continue to recognize the value and efficiency they deliver. The company introduced bundles to further enhance the solutions that Innovative offers to libraries and to simplify the purchasing process.

December 5, 2018

(ProQuest) An expanded agreement between ProQuest and BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios, was announced . It gives libraries access to thousands of additional BBC Studios titles through the Academic Video Online subscription, the world’s largest streaming video subscription service curated for education. BBC Learning distributes some of the most popular video content in the academic space.

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point, the first of its kind marketing automation platform for public libraries, announced the appointment of Ian Downie as Partner. The appointment comes on the back of a very strong year in which the company doubled in size.

(Follett) With the recent adoption by Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools, Follett’s market-leading Destiny solution is now in 23 of the 25 largest K-12 school districts in the United States. Destiny’s flagship product, Destiny Library Manager, is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide and trusted by more than 65,000 customers.

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