Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

April 8, 2021

Auto-Graphics, Inc. AGent Information Software (AIFS) Publishes 2020 Audited Financials. AGent Information Software (AIFS), the parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc. (A-G), released 2020 year-end financials. In the year ending December 31, 2020, AIFS continued strengthening its financial position, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. AIFS reported a net income of $408,667, with EBITDA representing 21% of sales at year-end. Continued growth of the company's recurring revenue base saw an increase from $5,030,056 in 2019 to $5,222,595 in 2020. AIFS reported EPS of $0.09 on weighted average shares outstanding $4,484,577. AIFS declared a dividend of $0.03 per share in June 2020. [Full Announcement].

April 7, 2021

BARATZ La Red de Bibliotecas de Extremadura renueva su catálogo colectivo incorporando el nuevo mOpac de AbsysNet. La Red de Bibliotecas de Extremadura ha implementado en su catálogo colectivo el nuevo diseño de AbsysNet para hacerlo visualmente más atractivo y funcional. La renovación del catálogo está basada, en gran parte, en lo que será el opac multidispositivo de AbsysNet 2.3, por lo que esta evolución convierte al catálogo en responsive. Con esta renovación, la red de bibliotecas extremeñas pone al día la imagen pública del opac con un estilo más limpio, moderno y claro. «Hemos conseguido que el nuevo opac sea más atractivo, más ordenado, más adaptado a las especificidades de nuestra Red de Bibliotecas, dotarlo de mayor amigabilidad, mayor interactividad con nuestros usuarios y un mayor uso de los recursos», comenta Susana Moralo, Jefa de sección de coordinación bibliotecaria (Biblioteca de Extremadura). [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2021

ProQuest ProQuest, NYU Pilot Program offers students and faculty instant access to 150,000 Ebooks via app. New York University (NYU) Libraries and EdTech leader ProQuest have launched a pilot project that will make over 150,000 scholarly titles available to students and faculty via their mobile devices. NYU users can access coursebooks, ebooks, and reference works from major publishers through an e-reader app called SimplyE. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Chile’s University of Concepcion’s FOLIO Library Services Platform Migration is underway. University of Concepcion is the first library in Chile to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform and will use EBSCO Information Services for implementation and hosting services. UdeC has started with the implementation of the FOLIO ERM and will go live with the full FOLIO LSP in June 2021. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO announces invigorated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced two important actions to support increased diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its work and its community. First, following Board approval of the NISO DEI Policy in January, a full DEI Committee has now been formed, led by NISO Board member Maria Stanton, who is Director of Production at Atla. Second, later this year, NISO will be hosting a workshop on DEI and standards, organized by the Committee, to help identify and prioritize key areas of opportunity and development. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services La Universidad de Concepción de Chile ha iniciado la migración de la plataforma de servicios bibliotecarios FOLIO. La Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) es la primera biblioteca en Chile en elegir FOLIO como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios (LSP) y contará con EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) para la implementación y servicios de hosting. La UdeC ha comenzado con la implementación de la ERM de FOLIO y entrará en funcionamiento con la LSP completa de FOLIO en junio de 2021. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Community Grant Awarded to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the award of an Equinox Community Grant to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. The Equinox Community Grant provides funding for open source projects and operational infrastructure in order to strengthen and support open source communities in libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2021

San Diego County Library. San Diego County Library selects Polaris, BiblioCommons for launch of new ILS and website. San Diego County Library (SDCL) selected BiblioCommons and Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) to provide enterprise solutions that will facilitate and improve operations at its 33 branches. Polaris ILS will serve as the foundation for several technology enhancements at SDCL in 2021. SDCL's new discovery layer and catalog – set to be completed and launched by the end of summer 2021 –will be integrated with the BiblioCommons suite of website and events modules. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

Equinox Equinox Announces equinoxEDU Education Program. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Library Experience Platform for better patron relationships. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced the Vega Library Experience (LX) platform along with a series of product announcements at the Innovative Users Group (IUG) annual conference. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Users Group opens 29th Annual Conference Online. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, participates today in the opening of the 29th Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference, being held online for the first time. [Full Announcement].

March 19, 2021

Evergreen Project Evergreen Conference Registration Opens. The 2021 Evergreen International Conference will be held online May 25th through May 27th and registration is now open. The Evergreen community will gather for presentations and a virtual exhibit hall. A pre-conference with more intensive sessions will be held on May 24th. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2021

Follett Follett unveils two new Aspen SIS Modules for supporting students, families remotely. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools were faced with many challenges — beyond remote learning to include managing previously in-person paper-based processes as well as monitoring and fulfilling students' social and emotional needs. To meet these new and evolving needs of school districts, Follett today announced the additions of two key modules for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). [Full Announcement].

Springshare Springshare announces new LibCal Mapping Features. Springshare announced LibCal mapping module, a new tool that visually engages and informs library patrons as they navigate the reservation process. Launching in April, these optional features include interactive maps for booking in-person activities and directional maps for event and appointment locations. [Full Announcement].

March 17, 2021

Kanopy Kanopy Partners with Schweitzer to provide streaming video services to libraries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Kanopy has secured a strategic partnership with Schweitzer Fachinformationen, a leading reseller of library products and services. Under terms of the agreement, Schweitzer will distribute Kanopy's streaming video services to its vast network of libraries throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2021

BARATZ El opac multidispositivo, una de las características más destacadas del nuevo AbsysNet 2.3. Cada vez está más cerca la nueva versión de AbsysNet cargada de nuevas funcionalidades y características. Una de las principales novedades de AbsysNet 2.3 afecta directamente al mOpac, el cual deja atrás su distinción de opac móvil para convertirse en opac multidispositivo. Esta nueva funcionalidad convierte al catálogo en línea de la biblioteca en un opac responsive y que reemplaza tanto al de escritorio como al hasta ahora conocido como mopac u opac móvil. [Full Announcement].

March 12, 2021

Project ReShare. Project ReShare Welcomes LOUIS and MOBIUS. LOUIS is a consortium of public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana, currently consisting of 47 members. LOUIS provides cost-effective collaboration for the procurement and support of library technology and resources. Twenty-two member institutions participate in LOUIS' interlibrary loan platform. LOUIS supports technology that enables the reciprocal borrowing and lending between its member institutions and beyond, including multiple instances of SirsiDynix Symphony ILS and Atlas-supported ILLiad. [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 10, 2021

Axiell Axiell partners with Adimeo to bring next-generation library services platform to France. Axiel announced a strategic partnership with Adimeo, a tech and consulting company based in France. The partnership grants Adimeo exclusive distribution rights to bring Axiell's Quria product, a library services platform designed for the modern public library, to French-speaking European markets. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Lean Library partners with Springshare to Bring LibGuides Into the Patron Workflow. Lean Library, a browser extension from SAGE Publishing that delivers library services directly into the patron's workflow, announced its partnership with Springshare, the maker of LibGuides. Together, Lean Library and Springshare will provide libraries the ability to deliver library support and instruction to patrons at their point of need, on any academic resource or website online. [Full Announcement].