Library Technology Guides

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April 15, 2021

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Jisc sign agreement for Policy Commons. Jisc, a not-for-profit technology provider for research and education in the UK, and Coherent Digital, an innovative digital information services startup, have signed an agreement for Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group announces agreement for Francisco Partners to acquire VitalSource Technologies. Ingram Content Group announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris The University of Law selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Web Portal to enhance student experience at 16 campuses. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Law (ULaw), in the United Kingdom, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve access to information and develop new student engagement strategies. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

SirsiDynix Surrey County Council joins The Libraries Consortium. SirsiDynix announced that Surrey County Council is the latest member to join The Libraries Consortium (TLC), a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock and expertise to increase impact at reduced cost. Surrey has 52 libraries serving 1.2 million people and this is part of the Library Transformation Programme improving services for our residents. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres The Queensland Parliamentary Library chooses Softlink IC’s Liberty and illumin. Softlink Information Centres is delighted to announce the Queensland Parliamentary Library recently selected Liberty as their new library management system and illumin as their research management system. [Full Announcement].

Talis Delft University of Technology becomes the first university in The Netherlands to adopt Talis Aspire. Delft University of Technology has adopted Talis Aspire in order to better support the student experience and drive efficiencies within the library. They will be making use of online reading list management along with Talis Aspire's Management Information (MI) Dashboards, in order to gain better insight into list coverage and usage analytics. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2021

BiblioCommons Nine new library partnerships formed in the first quarter of 2021. In the first three months of 2021, BiblioCommons formed new partnerships with public libraries across the United States. Newly subscribed libraries include Canton Public Library, Chandler Public Library, East Chicago Public Library, Elk Grove Village Public Library, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, Herrick District Library, Kenton County Public Library, Strathcona County Library Board, and Tulsa City-County Library. These libraries are all on different ILSs (Integrated Library Systems.) Each will work closely with the BiblioCommons team to integrate their systems to the BiblioCommons product suite and elevate their online patron experiences. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover Launches Full Hoopla Account Integration. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's new discovery solution for public libraries, has completed full Hoopla account integration. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2021

OCLC Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The Instituto Superior para el Desarrollo de Internet (ISDI), a school based in Spain that provides training for professionals and entrepreneurs in digital business, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Sabinet and Coherent Digital partner to make African voices heard. Sabinet and Coherent Digital signed an agreement to build and distribute electronic library databases focused on Africa. Sabinet is the largest vendor of African content to libraries. Founded in 1983, as a collaboration of South African universities and libraries, Sabinet offers the largest database of Pan-African journals, the most complete collection of South African legal, union, and government information, as well as unique African library resources in reference, news, and archives. [Full Announcement].

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 8, 2021

Follett 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].

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

ProQuest 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].

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 6, 2021

Overdrive OverDrive Celebrates National Library Week with the Marvel Universe. In support of National Library Week, OverDrive partnered with Marvel to create nine original images depicting many of Marvel's most famous characters sharing their love of (digital) reading and libraries. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions 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].

Gale Group Gale helps North Bend School District bring mental health and wellness resources to students. With additional pressure being placed on students due to the pandemic and other stressors, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the North Bend School District 13 (NBSD) support mental health and wellness. Located in North Bend, Oregon, the district is using Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform to help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO members approve proposal for a new Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes. The National Information Standards Organization announced that their Voting Members have approved the formation of a new Working Group to develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change. NISO invites statements of interest to participate in this Working Group. [Full Announcement].