Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


May 12, 2021

ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace v3.0 is now available. This release centers around changes to the agents module of ArchivesSpace to make it more standards-compliant with EAC-CPF and the MARCXML format for authority data, enabling deeper and richer description of people, families, and corporate entities, their relationships to each other and their relationships to materials held outside ArchivesSpace. This work is the result of a community specification involving the participation of many users across the ArchivesSpace community, mostly notably Cory Nimer, Sue Luftschein, and Brad Westbrook. Through this work new fields and sub-records have been added to the agents schema, and staff and public interface views, imports, exports, and auxiliary functionality like agent merging have all been updated. There is also a new Light mode, which provides the option for users to continue to work with agent records in the staff interface in a pared down view that is similar to that of ArchivesSpace versions prior to this one. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover features curated showcases for libraries. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's modern discovery tool, now offers library staff the ability to create curated showcases. Showcases display a visual carousel of items to the library's specifications and will automatically appear throughout the Vega Discover interface when relevant, helping libraries promote their entire catalog of items and encouraging virtual exploration. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Cloud Apps reach two thousand activations. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that users of Ex Libris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times. With the new Ex Libris Cloud Apps open framework, over a thousand users have extended the capabilities of their Ex Libris cloud-based solutions—including the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery tool, Esploro™ research services solution, Leganto course resource list solution, and Rapido resource sharing solution—to meet their library's specific needs. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-A-Story partners with Storynory. LibraryCall, the provider of the only librarian-managed Dial-A-Story service, announced a partnership with London-based Storynory. Storynory is one of the largest sources of free and well-loved children's audiobooks online. Through this partnership, LibraryCall has added 17 classic and original stories performed by professional actors to the Storytime Commons. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.05.00 Release. In version 21.05, we focused on updates to our ILS integrations, user lists, custom covers, and web builder functionality. During this release, we completed our implementation of Symphony by allowing patrons to update their messaging settings within Aspen so they can easily control which notices they receive via text message. We have also added support for all core discovery functionality for users of Polaris including the ability to place and modify holds, renew checkouts, and automatically index changed records from Polaris. We have also improved our Carl.X and Koha integrations. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2021

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].

March 31, 2021

EBSCO Information Services 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].

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].

March 18, 2021

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 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 9, 2021

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix MobileCirc becomes MobileStaff. SirsiDynix's task-oriented mobile app for staff members—formerly known as MobileCirc—has become MobileStaff. This versatile app's expanded functionality now goes far beyond circulating materials, empowering patrons with self-checkout and allowing staff members to work from anywhere. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2021

The Library Corporation Latest CARL features promote library-centric workflows. The Library Corporation (TLC) develops software with an understanding of library workflows and the needs of TLC customers in mind. With the latest product release of the CARL integrated library system, TLC continues to provide features that improve operational efficiency, which can be found in CARL.X version 9.6.8, CARL.Connect Staff version 1.6.4, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.6.2.1 and CARL.X APIs version 1.9.8. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2021

Insight Informatics With LIBERO Omnio Smart Search, browsing the online catalogue will inspire people to discover more. A pioneer in state-of-the-art library technology, LIBERO is now bringing you the next generation of Library Services Platforms. LIBERO Omnio Smart Search, a feature of the new flagship product LIBERO Omnio, leads the library management system industry. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-a-Story Now Available as Turnkey Service. LibraryCall, a project of The Galecia Group, offers a Dial-a-Story service that is now available as either a fully customized service for libraries or as a turnkey service requiring no staff involvement. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons launches BiblioEmail: integrated, accessible, automated email marketing designed for public libraries. BiblioEmail is now available to all public libraries for pre-order as part of the BiblioCommons suite of services. BiblioEmail is specifically designed for public libraries looking to personalize their email marketing efforts. The new product's most notable feature is the ability to repurpose content that has already been created in BiblioWeb — making the email creation process much more streamlined and staff-friendly. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2021

Springshare Springshare celebrates Global Chat Cooperative's one year relaunch. Springshare recognizes the one year anniversary of the relaunch of the 24/7 Global Chat Cooperative service - a worldwide librarian community answering patron questions and chats when their local librarians are unavailable. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Mobile Worklists 4.0 Available for Android. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Mobile Worklists 4.0 for Android is in general release. The Mobile Worklists mobile app, which lets library staff update lists and item records from their mobile device when pulling titles for exhibits, fulfilling holds, and conducting inventory, is now available on the Android platform and offers libraries more options for getting work done from within the stacks. The Android operating system is used by about three-quarters of mobile users worldwide. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2021

Biblionix Apollo LSP boosted with Advanced Reserves and Library of Things. Biblionix announced Advanced Reserve and Library of Things (LoT) capabilities for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Libraries can choose to implement either one or both on anything in their Apollo catalogs. [Full Announcement].

February 22, 2021

Villanova University. VuFind 7.1 Released. Version 7.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release focuses on improving compatibility while also adding several new features and fixes. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2021

Springshare Springshare: Measuring User Satisfaction with LibAnswers. Springshare announced a new suite of LibAnswers features dedicated to gathering user feedback and harnessing metrics important to virtual reference, library assistance, and support services. Together they provide customers with the ability to reduce dissatisfied tickets, improve patron satisfaction, and accurately capture staff output. [Full Announcement].

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