Library Technology Guides

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April 9, 2021

Patron Point Los Angeles Public Library (CA) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Los Angeles Public Library has chosen its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan marketing efforts. The Los Angeles Public Library has selected Patron Point to help enhance the marketing and promotion of its services and programs, allowing it to connect directly with an ever-expanding list of more 500,000 patrons who have signed up to receive digital communications from the library. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO. The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Both universities will be fully live with FOLIO by summer 2021. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2021

Patron Point Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (NJ) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) of Edison, New Jersey has chosen its patron engagment platform to support the Consortium's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

March 11, 2021

ByWater Solutions Haines Borough Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 34,000 plus records from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2021

ByWater Solutions Zula B. Wylie Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill, Texas is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2021

Patron Point Cass District Library (MI) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Cass District Library of Cass County, Michigan has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Caltech Library Will Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform for Fall 2021. After much research and deliberation, the Caltech Library is excited to announce we will adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) for use starting in the fall 2021 term. The open-source FOLIO platform will be hosted by EBSCO Information Services, the leading provider of discovery services, databases, and other information resources and services for libraries worldwide. EBSCO contributes substantially to the technical development of FOLIO software and offers FOLIO hosting and data management services. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2021

Lyrasis Broward County Library Selects Skilltype for Teams, becoming the first public library to adopt the Skills Management Platform. LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content services for galleries, libraries, archives, museum, and research communities is excited to announce that Broward County Library (FL) will become the first large public library to adopt Skilltype, a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, grow, and share expertise, through an exclusive partnership. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2021

Patron Point East Lansing Public Library (MI) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced today that East Lansing Public Library of Michigan has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2021

Systematic Group Södertälje kommun erbjuder alla skolbibliotek en ny och användarvänlig lösning. Som den andra kommunen på bara ett par månader har Södertälje valt bibliotekslösningen Cicero för att öka tillgängligheten till skolbiblioteken i grundskolorna. Under hösten 2020 valde Norrköpings kommun att köpa bibliotekslösningen Cicero till kommunens samtliga 50 skolbibliotek. Nu väljer Södertälje kommun också att göra det, vilket gör det lätt för skolbibliotekarier, lärare och 12 000 elever att hitta och låna exemplar – såväl på biblioteket som i klassrummet. [Full Announcement].

February 22, 2021

PTFS Europe Plymouth Marjon University chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. The Plymouth Marjon University has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2021

OCLC Nine more libraries now using Tipasa for interlibrary loan management. In recent weeks, nine libraries have implemented Tipasa for their ILL programs and joined a total of 316 libraries now using Tipasa. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point MidPointe Library System (OH) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that MidPointe Library System of Ohio has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 17, 2021

OCLC OCLC helping Fayetteville Public Library to ‘create ultimate library experience’ with Wise. Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2021

Patron Point Benbrook Public Library (TX) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Benbrook Public Library of Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Miami-Dade Public Library System joins Innovative in developing the new Vega Community Engagement and Discovery Solution. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Miami-Dade Public Library System, one of the largest public library systems in the United States, serving 2.5 million residents through 50 library locations, has joined the Development Partner program for Vega, Innovative's new community engagement and discovery solution designed to serve library staff, patrons, donors, and citizens. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Three Oberlin Group members begin adopting the FOLIO LSP with EBSCO FOLIO Services. Drew University, Lafayette College and Skidmore College have begun implementing the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). These institutions are among the many colleges and universities that have begun implementing FOLIO. Drew, Lafayette and Skidmore will be working with the EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) FOLIO migration team and using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and support. [Full Announcement].

February 5, 2021

Patron Point Eagle Public Library (ID) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Eagle Public Library of Idaho has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2021

Patron Point Jessamine County Public Library (KY) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Jessamine County Public Library of Nicholasville, Kentucky has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 28, 2021

TIND The University of Southern Indiana Partners With TIND and EBSCO to Improve the Library’s Research Experience. TIND and EBSCO Information Services announce that the University of Southern Indiana has selected the TIND Integrated Library System, migrating from Ex Libris' Voyager system and will also transition its Primo discovery layer to EBSCO Discovery Service. The university will be able to use EDS with TIND ILS for real-time holdings information and integrate with GOBI and Harrassowitz, leveraging the TIND ILS real-time acquisition APIs. [Full Announcement].

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