April 9, 2021
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 8, 2021
Follett announces flexible, affordable mode of Delivery for eBooks. Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels. The Follett eBooks: 90-Day Assigned-User Access Model, intended to keep students reading anywhere, will help bridge the gap between classroom and remote learning. [Full Announcement].
April 7, 2021
JSTOR Ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces. Librarians can now acquire titles from JSTOR's collection of more than 100,000 ebooks from more than 275 academic publishers through the Rialto and OASIS marketplaces. JSTOR's unlimited, digital rights management (DRM)-free access model and integration with journals and primary sources creates an easy and familiar user experience for researchers around the world. [Full Announcement].
April 6, 2021
Union County College goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Union County College in Cranford, NJ is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].
April 5, 2021
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].
Project ReShare. Project ReShare membership expands with addition of Auraria Library, Stanford University Libraries, and the Western North Carolina Library Network. Project ReShare announced three new members that increase the diversity of the project, both in types of organizations and geography -- Auraria Library, Stanford University Libraries, and the Western North Carolina Library Network. [Full Announcement].
Baker & Taylor's Aman Kochar named Top Global Leader In EdTech awards. Amandeep Kochar, executive vice president and general manager of Baker & Taylor, has been named winner of the “Global Leader” category in the 2021 EdTech Awards by EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Leadership Awards” portion of this year's contest. [Full Announcement].
April 1, 2021
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].
ByWater Solutions at the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference from April 13-16. We are excited to be a part of Ascending into an Open Future conversation. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth. [Full Announcement].
March 31, 2021
EBSCO Information Services announces Panorama Analytics. EBSCO Information Services announces the release of Panorama, a modern library analytics platform combining different library and campus data sets to enable insights from a streamlined platform. Panorama offers visualization tools and a central dashboard to collect, manipulate and display data to help the library demonstrate its impact and make informed collection decisions. [Full Announcement].
OCLC and LIBER announce collaboration to support librarian skills development. OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a virtual workshop series, Building strategic relationships to advance open scholarship at your institution, to focus on how librarians can develop strategic relationships across their universities to advance open scholarship. [Full Announcement].
March 30, 2021
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 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].
OCLC to convene a diverse group to Reimagine Descriptive Workflows in libraries, archives. OCLC has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to improve descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives. The multi-day virtual convening is part of an eight-month project, Reimagine Descriptive Workflows. [Full Announcement].
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].
March 29, 2021
Harpercollins. News Corp to acquire Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books and Media segment. New York, NY. News Corp announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Books & Media segment of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH Books & Media). The business will be operated by HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary. [Full Announcement].
Maynooth University, one of Ireland’s fastest-growing institutions, Joins ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Collection. Maynooth University, also known as The National University of Ireland Maynooth, is one of the first Irish institutions to include its graduate research in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, the largest curated collection of theses and dissertations in the world. The ProQuest database will include more than 1,200 full-text PhD and Master's theses and dissertations from Maynooth University, as well as future graduate research submitted at Maynooth on an ongoing basis. These works will be accessible by PQDT users globally and will be broadly discoverable via citations in major subject indexes and Google Scholar, giving Maynooth's authors greater visibility and recognition for their research outputs. [Full Announcement].
March 26, 2021
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) relaunches on DSpace. The DOAB Foundation is pleased to share that the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) has successfully migrated to a new open source environment, based on DSpace 6. The transition of DOAB to an open source environment comes at a time where momentum for OA books is on the rise and access to scholarly books is proving to be of critical importance to users worldwide. The renewed DOAB platform offers additional functionalities and features, improving the service for all stakeholders. [Full Announcement].
Danbury Library (CT) selects Patron Point to support strategic marketing goals. Patron Point announced that Danbury Library (CT) has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. Of particular interest was Patron Point's ability to provide foundational support for a key element of the Library's 2019-2024 Strategic Plan. [Full Announcement].
Coherent Digital and Waldo sign agreement. Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization has signed an agreement to work with Coherent Digital LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to “tame wild content and make it useful.” WALDO will offer its member libraries all of Coherent Digital's resources through special promotions—including Mindscape Commons and Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].