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October 12, 2022

Reshare Community Introducing Reservoir, the module behind ReShare's Shared Inventory. Reservoir is the new underlying infrastructure of ReShare Shared Inventory. Based primarily on PostgreSQL, Reservoir was envisioned and realized due to community need, both to address inefficiencies discovered in the live environments at PALCI and ConnectNY and to support the onboarding of IPLC onto ReShare Returnables using their Platform for Open Data (POD) infrastructure. Reservoir is designed to be both fast and flexible (poised to reuse its contents for future purposes. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2022

ReShare Community MOBIUS to implement ReShare Returnables for Resource Sharing. MOBIUS has announced that it will be implementing ReShare Returnables as its new resource sharing system, joining PALCI, ConnectNY, and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation who all have launched ReShare Returnables in recent months. The MOBIUS implementation will coincide with its launch of EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform. The MOBIUS migration, from Innovative's INN-Reach and Sierra to ReShare Returnables and FOLIO, will begin in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Knowledge Integration will be leading the development of ReShare Returnables with MOBIUS. [Full Announcement].

December 22, 2021

ReShare Community Project ReShare welcomes Boston Library Consortium. Project ReShare closes out the year by welcoming the Boston Library Consortium to the ReShare Community. In addition to contributing leadership and engagement to the Project, BLC will be making a significant financial contribution. Founded in 1970, the BLC is an academic library consortium serving 21 public and private universities, liberal arts colleges, state and special research libraries in the northeastern United States. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2021

ReShare Community GALILEO initiative joins Project ReShare. The inclusion of GALILEO as a new member of Project ReShare dramatically increases the number of institutions affiliated with the project. GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library, is a community of more than 2,000 institutions, including colleges, school districts, and public libraries. . Project ReShare is pleased to welcome GALILEO to the rapidly growing ReShare community. Current ReShare membership is available on the Project ReShare web site. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2021

ReShare Community ConnectNY Launches ReShare Returnables. ConnectNY, a consortium of independent academic institutions in New York State, launched ReShare Returnables on September 1, 2021. ConnectNY follows closely on the heels of the PALCI consortium, which implemented ReShare Returnables in August. [Full Announcement].

August 13, 2021

ReShare Community ReShare Returnables Launched by PALCI. The ReShare Returnables software went into full production, actively supporting the resource sharing needs of the PALCI consortium, more than 50 diverse academic libraries located in PA, NY, NJ, and WV. This inaugural launch of ReShare Returnables marks almost exactly three years since a group of visionary open source software developers and consortial leaders met at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia, PA to chart the path of this innovative and inspirational project. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2020

ReShare Community Project ReShare announces 1.0 software release. Project ReShare announces the release of ReShare Returnables 1.0, the first production software to come out of the open source, collaborative community. The Returnables software represents the first step in ReShare's goal of creating a consortial resource sharing system that will enable sharing of the collective collection in all formats, regardless of integrated library system, and empowering library-driven and user centered workflows. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2019

ReShare Community ReShare welcomes new consortial partners, The Alberta Library and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. Project ReShare announcef The Alberta Library (TAL), a multi-type library consortium based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), a multi-type consortium serving over 650 member libraries in Indiana and Michigan, as the first two consortial participants in its new Founding Consortial Partner Program. Both consortia have made substantial contributions and have joined the projectís Steering Committee. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2019

ReShare Community ReShare announces membership model and Certified Service Provider program aimed at libraries, consortia and service Providers. Project ReShare announced its new ReShare Founding Members Program and Certified Service Provider Program, with opportunities for libraries, consortia, and service provider organizations to engage with the project and support its efforts to create a sustainable, open source, user-centered resource sharing platform for libraries. [Full Announcement].