Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


November 9, 2022

EBSCO Information Services The Open Window Institute is now live on the FOLIO library services platform with EBSCO FOLIO. The Open Window Institute, together with its sister-institution, Creative Academy, have adopted the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The implementation was managed and completed by local service partner Universal Knowledge Software and EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will continue to offer infrastructure, integration and hosting services for the university through EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2022

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces Pathways to Research to help students become better researchers. EBSCO Information Services has released Pathways to Research, a new proprietary suite of products consisting of curated research summaries, to help students build college-level research skills. EBSCO will roll out subject-specific Pathways to Research products designed to bridge the gap from encyclopedic and general resources often used in high school, to the more authoritative, journal-based sources needed for college-level research. These products are designed to help students learn the best way to conduct and synthesize research. Pathways to Research provides searchable, curated research summaries to help high school and college students develop strong research skills. The products also provide links to thousands of related scholarly articles in the designated subject area for a comprehensive research experience. Pathways to Research includes emerging subjects not extensively covered in textbooks. [Full Announcement].

October 31, 2022

EBSCO Information Services SCEL partners with EBSCO Information Services to Expand Panorama data capabilities and showcase SCELC libraries' value. EBSCO Information Services is partnering with one of the largest academic consortiums in the United States, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, to provide consortium staff with EBSCO's analytics tool, Panorama. In addition to benefiting from Panorama's known features, including a self-service platform for data discovery, default and custom visual dashboards, and customizable data sources, SCELC will work with EBSCO to expand Panorama's brand-new, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System data dashboard and build a new tool for visualizing diversity in shared print collections. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2022

EBSCO Information Services National Research Council becomes first Institution in Latin Europe to adopt Panorama from EBSCO Information Services. The National Research Council becomes the first institution in Latin Europe to adopt the Panorama platform from EBSCO Information Services. As the first implementation of Panorama in Latin Europe, Cnr will serve as an example for libraries in the territory that want to obtain more specific data on their resources. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services DynaMed and DynaMedex now offering maintenance of certification to American Board of Pediatrics board-certified pediatricians. American Board of Pediatrics board-certified pediatricians can now earn Maintenance of Certification through EBSCO Information Services' DynaMed and DynaMedex. These point-of-care tools are part of EBSCO's Clinical Decisions support solutions, intended to improve patient outcomes by providing evidence-based information to physicians at the point of care. [Full Announcement].

October 6, 2022

EBSCO Information Services University of Zululand is now live on the FOLIO library services platform with EBSCO FOLIO. University of Zululand located in South Africa has successfully adopted the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The implementation was managed and completed by local service partner Universal Knowledge Software and EBSCO Information Services EBSCO will continue to offer infrastructure, integration and hosting services for the university through EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2022

EBSCO Information Services El reciente anuncio de la Biblioteca del Congreso ha hecho que EBSCO Information Services busque una nueva palabra para Next-Gen. El pasado miércoles 21 de septiembre de 2022, la Biblioteca del Congreso anunció que migraría a FOLIO utilizando los servicios de EBSCO FOLIO para "transformar la gestión y el acceso a sus colecciones" a través de su plataforma de acceso a las colecciones de la biblioteca. El anuncio dejó claro que la Biblioteca del Congreso vio la decisión de pasarse a FOLIO como una forma de "seguir desarrollando e implementando una nueva plataforma de TI de código abierto que revolucionará la forma en que las vastas colecciones físicas y digitales de la biblioteca se gestionan y se hacen accesibles para el público, el Congreso, los empleados de la biblioteca y otras instituciones". [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services The Recent Announcement from the Library of Congress has EBSCO Information Services Looking for a New Word for Next-Gen. On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the Library of Congress announced that it will be migrating to FOLIO using EBSCO FOLIO Services to “transform collections management and access” via its Library Collections Access Platform. The announcement made it clear that the Library of Congress saw the decision to move to FOLIO as a way “to further develop and implement a new, open-source IT platform that will revolutionize how the Library's vast physical and digital collections are managed and made accessible for the public, Congress, Library employees and other institutions.” [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2022

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2023. EBSCO Information Services has published the 2023 Serials Price Projection Report. This year's report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of three to five percent for individual e-journal titles, two to three percent for e-journal packages and four to six percent for print titles. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2022

EBSCO Information Services Introducing BookChat. Staffed by NoveList experts, BookChat provides on-demand book suggestions and readers' advisory help and can be added to your NoveList Plus subscription. It allows library patrons and staff to connect directly to one of our BookChat Specialists to help them with whatever recommendation assistance they need. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2022

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS selects FOLIO via EBSCO Information Services and ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare. MOBIUS has announced that it has selected and will be implementing EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform as well as ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare as its new resource sharing system. These two new systems will replace Innovative Interfaces' Sierra and INN-Reach systems. MOBIUS will begin the migration process in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Both EBSCO FOLIO and ReShare Returnables are truly modern systems based on the way today's libraries work. FOLIO is a community driven, open source platform that supports traditional library operations just like a traditional integrated library system and positions MOBIUS for greater community collaboration around knowledge management. FOLIO was launched in 2016 and it was designed to encourage innovation. EBSCO FOLIO provides hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services as part of EBSCO FOLIO Services. [Full Announcement].

August 22, 2022

EBSCO Information Services NoveList launches BookChat. NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has launched BookChat, a service designed to help libraries better provide high-quality readers' advisory services to patrons via an optional chat service found inside NoveList Plus. BookChat will support libraries that may lack the staff resources, hours or expertise to provide fast and easy recommendations to patrons on the spot. BookChat is available through NoveList Plus, a database of book recommendations for library staff who provide readers' advisory services. BookChat will deliver expert assistance directly to users from NoveList specialists with years of readers' advisory and library experience across a wide range of genres and ages. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2022

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and Ex Libris integrate serials subscription renewal process between EBSCONET Subscription Management and Alma. EBSCO Information Services and Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, have partnered to support libraries by integrating the serials subscription renewal process between EBSCONET Subscription Management and Alma, the library services platform from Ex Libris. The development work between EBSCONET and Alma significantly improves internal workflows for mutual customers by reducing the need to update multiple systems. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2022

EBSCO Information Services GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now available through Talis Aspire. E-book offerings available in GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO are now visible in Talis Aspire for all e-suppliers with whom the customer has an active relationship via GOBI. The offerings displayed in Talis from GOBI will include the access model, whether the model is DRM-free, the customer-specific estimated net price and offerings previously purchased through GOBI. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2022

EBSCO Information Services Más de cincuenta bibliotecas y sistemas bibliotecarios utilizan EBSCO FOLIO. Más de cincuenta universidades y sistemas bibliotecarios alrededor del mundo han adoptado en su totalidad la Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios de EBSCO FOLIO o han utilizado la Gestión de Recursos Electrónicos de EBSCO FOLIO a través de los servicios que ofrece EBSCO FOLIO. Los centros y sistemas que han incorporado EBSCO FOLIO se han beneficiado de la experiencia en la implementación, el alojamiento y los servicios de apoyo disponibles a través de EBSCO Information Services. Aunque la mayoría ha implementado el LSP completo, las bibliotecas y los sistemas también han adoptado las herramientas de ERM existentes o han instituido por primera vez su ERM aprovechando EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2022

EBSCO Information Services More than fifty libraries and library systems live on EBSCO FOLIO Library Services Platform. More than fifty universities and library systems across the globe have now adopted the full EBSCO FOLIO Library Services Platform or leveraged EBSCO FOLIO Electronic Resource Management via EBSCO FOLIO Services. The sites and systems that have adopted EBSCO FOLIO have leveraged the implementation expertise, hosting and support services available through EBSCO Information Services. While most have implemented the full LSP, libraries and systems have also moved from existing ERM tools or instituted their first-ever ERM leveraging EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces partnership with Clever. EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Clever, the most widely-used single sign-on portal for schools in the United States. This partnership serves as a solution for schools looking to streamline access to their EBSCO resources for students and teachers. Clever provides school districts with a single portal for their digital learning tools, where students and teachers have seamless access, eliminating the need to remember unique usernames and passwords for each tool. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Announces 2022 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. EBSCO Information Services will be awarding $300,000 in grants to four libraries looking to further their sustainability goals. John D. MacArthur Campus Library at Florida Atlantic University, Florida; Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, Wisconsin; Lincoln Library, Vermont; and Alan Batey Library and Learning Commons at Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada, 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. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2022

EBSCO Information Services GOBI Library Solutions now supports e-books on the Cairn.info Platform. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now supports e-books on the Cairn.info platform, making more than 13,000 DRM-free title-by-title social sciences and humanities French e-books available through GOBI. All titles on the Cairn.info platform offer DRM-free, unlimited simultaneous user access and are available worldwide. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2022

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces JSTOR's Open Community Collections in EBSCO Discovery Service. EBSCO Information Services announces the availability of JSTOR Open Community Collections through EBSCO Discovery Service. EDS users will gain access to a breadth of freely accessible primary source content including artwork, photographs, publications, recordings, and other artifacts from library collections around the world, strengthening the depth and quality of their research. [Full Announcement].

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