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Product and Company News and Announcements

February 19, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Thomas Forsythe has been appointed as Northeast account representative for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services

(Equinox) Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Phillipsburg Free Public Library into the open source community with their deployment of Koha.

(Yewno) Yewn has been named as one of The Companies with Most Disruptive Innovation by Insights Success magazine. Companies are selected for this award based on a combination of factors including product performance and overall reputation.

February 18, 2019

(University of Oklahoma) The University of Oklahoma Libraries invites higher education institutions to share their artificial intelligence (AI) projects in a new online registry. Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry (PAIR), is an online database to support collaboration and grant funding across higher education insitutions exploring AI research.

February 15, 2019

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with EveryLibrary, a national non-profit organization dedicated to non-partisan political action on behalf of libraries, to launch a nationwide campaign to help raise awareness of the services libraries offer to entrepreneurs and startups.

February 14, 2019

(The Library Corporation) TLC announced the release of CARL.X version 9.6.3, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.4.5, and CARL.Connect Staff version 1.5.3. These releases continue TLC’s trend of providing user-centered solutions to both library users and library staff. Each update removes barriers to service, and empowers libraries to connect with their unique communities.

(Lucidea) Lucidea is a leading provider of powerful knowledge management, legal intranet and electronic resource management solutions purpose-built for the legal sector. Visit them at this year’s Best Practices & Management Strategies for Law Firm Library, Research & Information Services conference in New York on February 21st at the SUNY Global Center.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Cedar Park Public Library, in Texas is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 122,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Ottumwa Public Library, in Iowa is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 59,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS earlier this year and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

February 13, 2019

(BARATZ) La Red de Bibliotecas Públicas de Andalucía (RBPA) y la Red de Centros de Documentación y Bibliotecas Especializadas de Andalucía (Red IDEA) evolucionan a AbsysNet 2.2. Más de 700 bibliotecas, con más de 900 sucursales, dan un salto considerable en cuanto a las funcionalidades y posibilidades de servicios al incorporar las novedades de la aplicación a las nuevas necesidades de las bibliotecas.

(OCLC) OCLC is partnering with the Consortium, the French non-profit that developed ezPAARSE software with the CNRS Institute for Scientific Information, to enhance OCLC’s EZproxy authentication software with analytics features and to expand the use of ezPAARSE outside of France.

(Springer) A new pilot project by Springer Nature and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) enables researchers to make their research datasets accessible alongside their published articles. From February 2019, all authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication by npj Breast Cancer will be reviewed by a Research Data Editor who is responsible for cataloguing, describing and sharing the datasets that accompany the research paper.

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization and National Federation of Advanced Information Services have announced a proposed combination, designed to better serve their members, during a time of rapid change. The respective boards of NISO and NFAIS have unanimously approved moving ahead with the merger proposal, which is conditional on NFAIS member approval. The merged entity sees significant opportunities for enriched and invigorated programming, delivered in a more efficient and innovative way, to the combined group's 250-plus members.

(Ithaka) Reveal Digital has joined the ITHAKA family. Reveal Digital is a small innovative company that uses a unique library crowd-funded model to support the development of open digital collections. In partnership with libraries, Reveal Digital raises funds to digitize, clear rights and make available special collections that have been aggregated from universities and other institutions. Now affiliated with ITHAKA, Reveal Digital will continue to provide an open access publishing model for special collections where libraries drive the program.

February 12, 2019

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that it has entered into an agreement for services with Dauphin County Library System (Harrisburg, PA). Under the agreement, The Library will utilize the company’s patron relationship management system.

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