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January 25, 2019

(Freckle Project) t the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter meeting The Freckle Project is announcing a new research program which will be a study which seeks to understand how users regard and use their libraries.

January 18, 2019

(Third Chapter Partners) Third Chapter Partners announced today that it has entered into an agreement for services with Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Arlington Heights, IL). Under the agreement, the Library will utilize the company’s patron relationship management system.

(TIND) The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, housed in the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has selected the TIND Digital Archive (TIND DA). NCDHC is migrating over 1 million images from CONTENTdm.

(Follett) Follett, a longtime leader in the K-12 library space, has unveiled Follett Genre Solutions to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres.

January 17, 2019

(Golden Gate Capital) Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced an agreement to receive a $1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC and Golden Gate Capital.

January 16, 2019

(Urban Libraries Council) The Urban Libraries Council has launched a new initiative to empower North American public libraries to stand at the forefront of the movement for an equitable and inclusive future for the storage, privacy and application of data as AI technology becomes more ubiquitous. This initiative began with a working group meeting held January 9-10 that convened library leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to discuss opportunities for libraries to collaborate in order to get ahead of the potential risks presented by AI and to maximize the technology’s potential for public good.

(PTFS Europe) The Royal Asiatic Society selected the Koha library management solution to replace their existing system during Autumn 2018. We are pleased to announce that the Society has successfully gone live with their new Koha system. PTFS Europe carried out the initial implementation and now provides on-going hosting and support services.

January 15, 2019

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive announced today that 65 public library systems exceeded 1 million or more digital book loans in 2018, the most ever to reach this milestone. This illustrates how libraries have transformed using digital lending of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. The total number of libraries represents a significant increase from the 58 systems that surpassed 1 million checkouts in 2017. These libraries are based in the US, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.

(Preservica) The Liverpool Record Office, part of Liverpool City Council’s Libraries and Information Services, has chosen Preservica’s cloud-based active digital preservation software to create a new online archive and to digitally preserve culturally significant records dating back to the 13th century.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Benedictine Library at Thomas More University, in Kentucky is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 88,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Ex Libris) ProQuest y Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, están expandiendo su compromiso con sus clientes y usuarios latinoamericanos, abriendo tres nuevas oficinas en la región y contratando personal local adicional.

(NISO) The National Information Standard Organization (NISO) Voting Members have approved a project to develop a recommended practice pertaining to reproducibility in the computational and computing sciences. This work will examine existing taxonomies and badging schemes to define various levels of reproducibility and communicate these in the publishing process. Stakeholders, including publishers and not-for-profit societies in the engineering and computing sciences fields, industry associations, and academic libraries are invited to participate in the working group that is now starting up.

January 14, 2019

(Yewno) Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, announces that all books and journals published by the Institute of Civil Engineers will be discoverable on the Yewno Discover platform

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library software and solutions, announced that four products – Mobile Worklists, MyLibrary!, Polaris Web Application, and Resource Sharing – received platinum distinction, the highest honor, from LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards.

(ProQuest) Librarians can now order print book titles directly from the Alma library services platform, thanks to a new integration between Alma and OASIS, ProQuest’s search, selection, and ordering system. Alma users have the option to search the extensive OASIS catalog, check book prices, and execute an order – all without leaving the Alma interface.

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