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March 19, 2019

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.031. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.

March 13, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the evidence needed to investigate potential cases of contract cheating.

March 12, 2019

(Follett) Follett announced the launch of MyDestiny, a powerful new learning platform that combines an expansive library of ebooks and Open Educational Resources with built-in artificial intelligence to help teachers find quality, standards-aligned resources and to guide students on their learning path from discovery to mastery.

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.

February 11, 2019

(Yewno) Yewno announces that all books and journals offered by leading academic publisher Peter Lang will now be discoverable on the Yewno Discover platform. Peter Lang specializes in the Humanities and Social Sciences, covering the complete publication spectrum from monographs to student textbooks.

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that a new staff interface is available for its Apollo LSP at no charge. The Dashboard brings a sleek, contemporary look to staff’s primary access/home page. It provides unprecedented access to key information with up-to-the-minute status. Tabs are managed internally to the Dashboard allowing for features like auto-restore and precise labeling.

February 4, 2019

(Villanova University) Version 5.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds several new features and fixes.

January 23, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest launches the first product in its ProQuest One initiative, a series of solutions that will enable libraries to serve broad, evolving learning and research mandates faster and more powerfully, ultimately improving outcomes for their institutions. ProQuest One debuts with the launch of the ProQuest One Academic product: the world’s most comprehensive interdisciplinary destination for research, teaching and learning. This pioneering resource unifies more than 250 years of curated content across journals, ebooks, video, dissertations, newspapers and more, covering 175+ subjects, organizing it within a single experience to improve research outcomes and teaching workflows.

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, will be demonstrating Gale Engage, a new cloud-based patron management tool that helps public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons. The tool helps libraries become smarter and better targeted with community outreach as well as more efficient with engagement efforts. Developed in partnership Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of patron activity to help libraries understand, assess and respond to the unique and changing needs of their community. ALA Midwinter attendees will get a sneak preview of this new innovative technology that will be available to libraries later this year.

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

(Follett) Follett has released Destiny 16.5, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions serve more than 65,000 schools and libraries and are used in 23 of the 25 largest U.S. school districts.

January 11, 2019

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation announces the release of Library.Solution version 5.4.1. This new release includes many features in the ILS, most noteworthy the ease of use with batch editing in cataloging. Batch editing has been simplified by making titles and items editable with a drop-down menu for TLC's web-based, award winning software, LS2 Cataloging.

January 8, 2019

(Civica) Civica has announced the latest release of its cloud-based Spydus library management system, which firmly focuses on improving customer experience and streamlining library administration. Led by customer feedback on the common challenge of growing administration in libraries, this latest upgrade to the leading cloud-based integrated library management system makes essential information available at a glance through a personalised staff dashboard. Spydus Home streamlines the administration burden by making tasks simpler to complete. Spydus Home also acts as a communication tool, delivering updates and announcements in a timely and efficient manner and reducing the need to send multiple emails. It also streamlines workflows for ongoing library tasks such as approvals.

November 6, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest is commencing the development of the Rialto service, a ground-breaking approach to unify selection and acquisition in academic libraries. Through benchmark analytics, recommendations, and a comprehensive marketplace with content of all types – books, ebooks, video and more -- from many sources, libraries will have the tools to become more effective and efficient

September 11, 2018

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.

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