Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


May 14, 2021

Patron Point Anderson County Library (SC) joins Patron Point community. Patron Point announced that Anderson County Library System of Anderson, SC, has selected Patron Point as its patron engagement platform to support the Library's marketing efforts and initiatives. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2021

The Library Corporation Frederick County Public Libraries choose CARL. The Library Corporation announced that Frederick County Public Libraries in Frederick County, Maryland, have chosen the CARL product suite as their next generation Library Management Platform. [Full Announcement].

OCLC University of Milano-Bicocca selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Milano-Bicocca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca) has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their library services platform to improve access to print and digital collections for students on campus as well as those studying remotely. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Metro Library Network selects Polaris and Vega Discover for consortia beeds. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that the Metro Library Network selected Polaris and Vega Discover as the next solution for their consortium. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2021

The Library Corporation Westminster Public Library Extends Community Outreach with NovelBranch from TLC•SmartTECH. The Library Corporation announced the successful implementation of TLC.SmartTECH's NovelBranch mini library kiosk in collaboration with the Westminster Public Library in Westminster, CO, at two local recreation centers. The library has been delighted to extend community outreach with the NovelBranch units, providing circulating library materials through an easy-to-use, self-service kiosk. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2021

ProQuest Carnegie Mellon University adopts ProQuest's TDM Studio Service for text and data mining. Carnegie Mellon University researchers, faculty and students can now analyze massive volumes of data, spot trends and patterns, and quickly gain powerful insights using a unique text and data mining (TDM) resource. CMU, a global research university based in Pittsburgh, Pa., joins the ranks of Dartmouth College, Syracuse University, and many others to adopt TDM Studio, a technology that enables advanced exploration of data in research, teaching and learning across disciplines. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Okanagan College to become the first Canadian institution to fully adopt the FOLIO library services platform. Okanagan College will be the first institution in Canada to fully transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. OC, located in British Colombia, is undertaking a phased implementation and will look to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2021. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2021

Patron Point Champaign Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Champaign Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic initiative to market library services to non-users and to improve engagement with current library customers. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2021

PTFS Europe RNN Group chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The RNN Group (Rotherham College, North Notts College, and Dearne Valley College) has chosen Koha as its new library management system, to replace the previous AutoLib Software Systems solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

April 19, 2021

PTFS Europe Ravensbourne University London are now live with their new Koha open source library management system. Ravensbourne University London selected the Koha library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe, to replace an existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution, in August 2020. We are pleased to announce that the Koha system is now live and now supporting the university's library users. Koha was selected to provide improvements in managing the library's collections and deliver a better experience for the University's students. [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2021

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy Welcomes the Effingham Public Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoyannounced the addition of the Effingham Public Library to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [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 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].

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