July 20, 2018
(The Library Corporation) Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution v5.0, which included the award winning LS2 Cataloging, TLC continues its push to remove the complexities and inefficiencies library staff face daily by legacy ILS systems. With the release of Library.Solution v5.3.1, libraries can utilize all new features, such as Item Spaces, the reinvented Fast Add Cataloging, and improved item visibility and access rules for multi-branch libraries, school districts and library consortia.
July 17, 2018
(Villanova University) Version 5.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release improves the package's compatibility with recent language and operating system releases and adds several significant new features.
July 10, 2018
(Biblionix) Biblionix announced the availability of a “Kids’ Catalog” option for the award-winning Apollo ILS/LSP. It allows children to browse and discover materials related to their age-level. Each library chooses what classes of materials are made accessible through the new catalog. And optional links to toggle between the general catalog and the Kids’ Catalog can be deployed. An example image of the new catalog is shown below and a live version is accessible here.
June 22, 2018
(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons is proud to announce the development of the next generation of its native apps for public libraries: BiblioApps. The first generation of BiblioApps (then known as BiblioMobile), was released in 2011 and reproduced desktop catalog functionality in a mobile-friendly format. Now that the BiblioCommons BiblioCore catalog is responsive and works equally well across all devices’ browsers, the next generation of BiblioApps will extend what is offered in the browser application and build on the unique affordances of mobile devices and the native functionality of their operating systems.
(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons is pleased to announce BiblioOmni: an omnichannel marketing platform for public libraries. Building on the unique architecture and capabilities of the BiblioWeb website builder, BiblioOmni will allow public libraries to easily create brand-consistent, customized communications and marketing campaigns across all of the channels that they use to connect with their patrons -- a true omnichannel experience.
June 19, 2018
(BiblioCommons) We are pleased to announce integration between Springshare’s LibCal and BiblioEvents by BiblioCommons. Now, BiblioEvents users can reserve a LibCal Space/Room when creating an event from the BiblioEventsadmin interface. This integration allows libraries to manage and book spaces during the BiblioEvents creation process while simultaneously allowing unused spaces/rooms to be booked by patrons.
June 7, 2018
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the release of BLUEcloud Analytics for EOS.Web. BLUEcloud Analytics helps libraries surface insights into how their library is being used so they can make educated, data-driven decisions. Fundamentally it empowers EOS.Web customers with the enterprise class tools of analytics, dashboards, charts, and the flexibility of striking, meaningful data visualizations showing their impact in their organization.
May 21, 2018
(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that setup fees have been eliminated for its “Auto-Calling”, automated call placement option for its Apollo Automation service. When selected by patrons, Auto-Calling places overdue and reserve calls without any dedicated action by library staff.
May 3, 2018
(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health announced the launch of a shared decision making product, Option Grid decision aids. The Option Grid concept was originally created by Professors Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand in 2010 and supported by work and research done at Dartmouth College. EBSCO Health is working with Professors Elwyn and Durand to deliver a product that is accessible and, powered by DynaMed Plus, always aligned with the most recent evidence.
May 1, 2018
(OCLC) OCLC and Talis, the UK-based organization that creates resource management solutions for educators, have signed an agreement that will enable faculty at institutions that subscribe to both Talis Aspire Reading Lists and OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services to create reading lists for students with improved integration through their libraries.
April 24, 2018
(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced the latest release of the industry’s easiest to use and most affordable digital collection solution, MONTAGEdc V2.2. MONTAGEdc clients local to the Auto-Graphics’ California headquarters include Chaffey College and the City of Ontario Library.
April 9, 2018
(Posit Science) As National Libraries Week kicks off, Posit Science announced that BrainHQ, its cloud-based brain exercise and assessment platform, is now available at hundreds of public and military libraries—at no charge to library patrons.
March 22, 2018
(BiblioCommons) Eight years after its initial launch, BiblioCommons announced the upcoming release of version 3.0 of its BiblioWeb website-building and content-publishing platform.
(BiblioCommons) For years the library community has been dreaming of a FRBRized catalog. After many iterations and a year of live beta testing, BiblioCommons has realized this dream by launching Grouped Search for libraries using the BiblioCore catalog across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
(Yewno) Yewno announced that the Bavarian State Library will offer researchers the option of performing research in either English or German using the Yewno Discover platform.