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August 6, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and IGNITE Online are partnering to support libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and IGNITE Online will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries across Latin America.

July 29, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is working with the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) to save customers money. EBSCO and SUPC collaborated to ensure that new legislation introduced to apply a zero rate of VAT on electronic publications (e-publications) in the United Kingdom has been effectively applied to electronic publications for all customers of EBSCO in the United Kingdom. The efforts have saved the customers EBSCO serves more than £4.5 million in VAT costs.

July 23, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is joining the UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN) as an external stakeholder. In providing in-kind support to UKRN, EBSCO is furthering its goal of supporting open research and reproducibility by teaming up with an organization of researchers and research institutes dedicated to improving the quality of research.

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has expanded its Business Development team, hiring Andy Soanes as Business Development Manager. In this role, Soanes will be working to distribute EBSCO's print and e-book offerings to academic libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland through GOBI Library Solutions.

July 20, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced its five 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Independence Public Library in Independence, Belize; Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire; The Valley Library at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon; H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Learning Resource Centre, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; and Pacific Theological College, in Suva, Fiji Islands, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

June 30, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution.

June 25, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has developed a new resource to make harvesting COUNTER reports easier. The SUSHI Harvester for Multi-Site Libraries (the R5 Harvester) is a Microsoft Access tool designed to help small to medium size consortia more easily gather COUNTER reports for their affiliated libraries.

June 16, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) Missouri State University Libraries are now live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform, making MSU the first academic institution in the United States to fully implement FOLIO. Missouri State University Libraries implemented FOLIO by working with the EBSCO FOLIO migration team and are using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and service.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and IWA have partnered to support libraries adopting the open source provider FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and IWA will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services to libraries in Finland and the Scandinavian region.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children's Book Council announced Stargazing, written and illustrated by Jen Wang, as the 2020 recipient of the SEE-IT Award. Stargazing epitomizes what the SEE-IT Award stands for through its ability to embrace and discuss difficult topics -- such as mental health, income inequality, racial and cultural difference -- while inspiring empathy and compassion.

June 11, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Gest Info have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Gest Info will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services for libraries in Mexico. Gest Info also supports libraries using Koha and DSpace. By supporting FOLIO libraries, Gest Info will help increase the adoption of FOLIO and provide hosting and support services to customers.

June 9, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services Usage Consolidation service now supports COUNTER R5 providing comparison tools and new ways for librarians to analyze and manage usage reporting.

June 4, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is announcing the release of Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) Resources for Business Studies, which includes the new Harvard Business Publishing Student Success Package. The resources provide unique content to support business students to prepare them for the business world and success in their future careers. Additional resources from HBP may be bundled with the HBP Student Success Package to create a complete suite of resources for business students.

June 3, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has entered into a partnership with PatientWisdom, Inc., a digital-health company with solutions that transform the experience and delivery of care by listening to the people involved, individually and at scale. The flagship solution, PatientWisdom®, distills information about what matters to patients into point-of-care insights to help clinicians and healthcare organizations deliver optimal services. PatientWisdom now offers integration capabilities with EBSCO’s shared decision making and patient education tools.

May 28, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) Knowledge Unlatched, the international initiative for Open Access, and EBSCO Information Services, one of the market leaders in the global library services industry, announced their joint efforts to further support libraries worldwide in their move to OA. Through cooperation they will help publishers shift paywalled subscription journals to OA publications thanks to the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in which libraries fund the publication of journal content to be made open worldwide.

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