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January 23, 2020

Patron Point Brooklyn Public Library (NY) taps Patron Point to support marketing communication development. Patron Point announced that the Brooklyn Public Library of New York (BPL) has selected its patron relationship management system as the operational platform to drive enhancements to BPL’s marketing communications. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2015

Biblionix Biblionix adds nine new customers in June and July of 2015. Biblionix, the major 2015 award winner for library automation systems, today announced that nine (9) new customers migrated to its Apollo system in June and July of 2015. Apollo is devoted solely to public libraries. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2014

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons and Brooklyn Public Library partner to develop library digital badging system. The Brooklyn Public Library and BiblioCommons Inc. are the recipients of a $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create and pilot a library-based digital badging system built on the Mozilla Open Badge standard. [Full Announcement].

March 11, 2014

Institute of Museum and Library Services IMLS Grant to support development of library digital badging system. The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced a $250,000 award to the Brooklyn Public Library to partner with the software developer BiblioCommons to create and pilot an online badging system for libraries. The project will result in the technical infrastructure needed for participating libraries to offer digital badge-based programs through which library customers can access, manage, and collect a variety of badges. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2013

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Brooklyn Public Library selects the Sierra Services Platform. Brooklyn Public Library has upgraded to Sierra, a library software services platform developed and supported by Innovative Interfaces. Sierra will serve as the technology backbone for BPL operations - including the management of more than four million books and 20 million circulation transactions each year. The public search interface of BPL will draw on data from Sierra, such as books and local collection information, real-time status of available items, and patron holds. Sierra's open architecture will position BPL for future integration of Innovative products and library-created applications. BPL is upgrading from Innovative's Millennium ILS. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2008

Credo Reference. New York Library Systems Choose Credo Reference to Provide Online Reference for their Patrons. Credo Reference announced its new agreement with four New York library systems to provide residents with online reference resources through their local libraries. The new agreement provides the patrons of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Nassau Library System and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System with access to Credo’s growing general reference collection of 270+ titles from 60 publishers. In total, Credo Reference will now be accessible to 20.3 million residents throughout the New York area. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2005

Webfeat. Brooklyn Public Library launches Brooklyn Info Bridge powered by WebFeat. Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest public library system in the United States, has launched “Brooklyn Info Bridge,” a custom-designed federated search solution powered by WebFeat. Brooklyn Info Bridge replaces the library’s previous federated search product with a state-of-the-art, custom-branded search system designed to library specifications. WebFeat’s patented technology enables Brooklyn Public Library users to simultaneously search any or all of the more than 70 electronic resources offered by the library – including the library’s catalog. [Full Announcement].

June 15, 2002

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Brooklyn Public Library Chooses Millennium. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Brooklyn Public Library in New York has selected the Millennium library automation system. [Full Announcement].

January 1, 1999

Infor Library and Information Solutions Brooklyn Public Library technology initiative includes Geac's PLUS System. The Brooklyn Public Library System recently received fund allocations of $12 million dollars, to be used for technology projects and building repairs. Included in this technology initiative is an upgrade of the Library's current automation system, Geac's PLUS system. The system upgrade adds new hardware and client products, and the implementation of a public access catalog. The upgraded PLUS system operates on a Sun Enterprise 4000 and incorporates Geac's client/server product line—GeoWeb, a Web-based access solution; GeoPac, a public access research workstation; and GeoCat, a MARC cataloging client. [Full Announcement].