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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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

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.

February 11, 2019

(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the Halifax County Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS.

(Systematic Group) In August 2019, the international “Public Library of the Year” award will once again be presented to a new public library – anywhere in the world – that best embraces key considerations that include user desires, local culture and digital development.

(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.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic partnered with the Morgantown Public Library branch of the Morgantown Public Library System, serving Monongalia County, WVa., during the conversion of its collection to RFID. Morgantown has purchased RFID tags, tagging and staff station equipment, RFID security gates and the platinum award-winning CircTRAK shelf management system, which locates materials shown in the catalog as lost, missing, trace, claimed returned, and more. The library's goals for this conversion are to improve staff efficiencies and improve shelf management and security. In the future the library plans to offer streamlined RFID patron self-checkout.

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