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June 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Santa Fe Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for the Koha ILS for Santa Fe Public Library in New Mexico! Santa Fe Public Library also went live on Aspen Discovery in January 2021. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Open Library Initiative presents Developing Open Source Tools To Support Libraries during COVID-19 at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to present the poster “Developing Open Source Tools To Support Libraries During COVID-19” at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference, June 23-29, 2021. The poster describes the programs, workflows, and software that Equinox designed to provide support to libraries and library staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Equinox team members Lisa Carlucci, Galen Charlton, Sally Fortin, Angela Kilsdonk, Andrea Buntz Neiman, and Mike Rylander contributed to the poster, with audio description by Sally Fortin. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Mindscape Commons shortlisted for ALPSP’s Innovation in Publishing award. Mindscape Commons, the world's most comprehensive source of immersive and interactive video content in mental health, has been shortlisted for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2021. The award is given to any new product, development, service, or project that is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. Applicants are asked to demonstrate excellence in originality, innovation, value to the community, utility, and long-term viability. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale unveils new archive on Far-Right Groups in America. Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its Political Extremism and Radicalism series. Political Extremism and Radicalism: Far-Right Groups in America examines the history of radical right movements in the U.S. from 1850-2010s. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this rare, never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first installment, with a particular focus on white supremacist and nationalist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Nations. Now scholars and researchers can analyze the rhetoric, ideology and evolution of fringe, right-wing groups to better understand their impact on today's mainstream politics as well as broader society. Read Gale's blog about this new archive. [Full Announcement].

Auto-Graphics, Inc. AGent Information Software (AIFS) announces Cash Dividend. Agent Information Software announced that on May 19, 2021, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders.A dividend of $0.035 per common share will be paid on June 30, 2021, to all record shareholders as of the close of business on June 17, 2021. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Springshare: LibCal Floor Mapping Is Here. Springshare announced the launch of LibCal's mapping module, a new tool that visually engages and informs library patrons. Its features include interactive floor maps for seat and space booking and event browsing, as well as directional event and appointment location sharing available to all platform users. [Full Announcement].

June 22, 2021

CrossRef. DOAJ and Crossref sign agreement to remove barriers to scholarly publishing for all. The future of global open access publishing received a boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Directory of Open Access Journals and Crossref. The MOU formalizes an already strong partnership between the two organisations and furthers their shared pursuit of an open scholarly communications ecosystem that is inclusive of emerging publishing communities. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis The New York Public Library and LYRASIS announce next steps in national e-book collaboration. The New York Public Library and LYRASIS have announced that, following a two-year collaboration to empower public libraries around the country to gain control over their e-book delivery platforms, they will be expanding their efforts on delivering a library driven library empowered ebook platform, pursuing two different opportunities towards the same goal. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Motlow State Community College. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for Koha ILS for Motlow State Community College in Tennessee. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of Motlow State Community College's 69,000+ items from Alma to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Middle Country Public Library Chooses Vega Discover. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Middle County Public Library in New York has selected Vega Discover, Innovative's new, modern discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services apoyará el intercambio de recursos y el desarrollo del Préstamo Digital Controlado en FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services está aumentando su compromiso de desarrollo con el Préstamo Digital Controlado y el intercambio de recursos en la Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios FOLIO. En colaboración con Knowledge Integration, EBSCO avanzará en el desarrollo de estas soluciones para las bibliotecas de todo el mundo. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Victoria Public Library (TX) launches Patron Point.. Patron Point announced that Victoria Public Library of Victoria, Texas, has launched its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan for promoting programs and services, and supporting the objective for increasing participation and use of the library's resources. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2021

Copyright Clearance Center Search with EBSCO Discovery Service using RightFind. Market-leading content discovery and award-winning content management have been combined in a single platform with CCC's partnership with EBSCO Information Services. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2021

National Institute of Informatics Renewal of Academic Information System After 36 Years New Catalog Information Service Corresponding to Digital Resources to Be Introduced from 2022. National Institute of Informatics (NII; Director General: Dr. KITSUREGAWA Masaru, Tokyo, Japan) has begun reconstruction of NACSIS-CAT/ILL, a catalog information service used by more than 1,300 institutions, mainly university libraries. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Worcester State University Library joins HELM and ByWater Solutions' Koha Support. ByWater Solutions announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts), an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added Worcester State University Library to their HELM catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 130,000 plus holdings from Horizon and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Concordia University Texas (CTX) Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Concordia University Texas Library in Austin, TX is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 43,500 plus bibs from Voyager and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

Solus Solus mobile Library App now integrated with the Bibliovation Library Services Platform. Solus announced that its mobile Library App product fully integrates with the Bibliovation Library Services Platform. This includes its Content Management System, unique consortium support, patron self-service via both barcode and RFID tagged collections, advanced Click & Collect curbside pickup functionality and support for 24 languages. [Full Announcement].

Kinokuniya Company. NII and Kinokuniya to build a New NACSIS-CAT/ILL System for Digitization of Academic Resources and Provision of World Class Service. Kinokuniya Company was appointed to undertake the project commissioned by National Institute of Informatics Provision of Catalog Information Service and Electronic Resource Management System. NACSIS-CAT/ILL, the catalog information service operated by NII, is currently used by more than 1,300 institutions, mainly university libraries, as a union catalog database comprehensively covering Japanese academic resources. Through the reconstruction and enhancement of NACSIS-CAT/ILL by the cooperation of domestic and international system vendors, Kinokuniya contributes to establishing the academic research infrastructure in Japan which willadvance the digitization of academic resources and the provision of world class service. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services lanza la colección de monografías de acceso abierto de EBSCO eBooks. EBSCO Information Services lanza una nueva colección de libros electrónicos que contiene miles de libros electrónicos de acceso abierto de alta calidad de las editoriales universitarias y académicas más confiables del mundo. La colección de monografías de acceso abierto de EBSCO eBooks DRM-Free y está disponible sin coste alguno en la plataforma EBSCOhost® y se puede encontrar fácilmente a través de EBSCO Discovery Service. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Patron Point to integrate library marketing within Koha. ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with Patron Point, the leading community engagement platform for public libraries. This partnership opens the Koha Community to drive their digital marketing and their community engagement. Patron Point works to connect Koha to a wide range of third-party services such as eBook platforms, databases, events, and many others. [Full Announcement].

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