Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


June 10, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Rapido platform goes live with first four customers. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the first four implementations of the Rapido resource sharing platform have now gone live. The development of the Rapido platform began in late 2019, when Ex Libris teamed up with a group of early adopters and development partners in the United States, Europe, and Australia. This collaboration afforded Ex Libris an opportunity to hear customers' voices and create a solution tailored to the needs of resource-sharing institutions. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2021

ByWater Solutions Dubuque County Library District goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the Dubuque County Library District in Dubuque, Iowa are now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of the library's records from self-hosted TLC to Koha and Aspen and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Round Rock Public Library. 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 Round Rock Public Library in Round Rock, Texas. Aspen was added to Round Rock's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2016! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Round Rock and their amazing team. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2021

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation Implements First Library•Solution Version 5.x in the Philippines. Earlier this month, Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) upgraded their Library.Solution library management software to version 5.6.3, part of the next-generation 5.x series. ADDU is the first library in the Philippines using Library.Solution Version 5.x as their Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

May 27, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Crawford County Federated Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Crawford County Federated Library System in Pennsylvania. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2021

ByWater Solutions Weber State University goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Weber State University- Stewart Library in Ogden, Utah is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2021

Equinox Equinox migrates Wainfleet Township Public Library to Evergreen ILS. Equinox announced the migration of Wainfleet Township Public Library of Wainfleet, Ontario to Evergreen ILS, as it joins the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) and the international Evergreen ILS community. [Full Announcement].

May 3, 2021

Ex Libris Four Prominent Italian Universities implement Ex Libris RapidILL Interlibrary Loan Services to improve document delivery. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that four prominent Italian universities—the Libera Università di Bolzano (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Università degli Studi di Bergamo (University of Bergamo), Università degli Studi di Genova (University of Genoa), and Università degli Studi dell'Insubria (University of Insubria)—recently adopted the Ex Libris RapidILL™ interlibrary loan system to provide users with fast document delivery services. The universities were able to benefit from the free initiative that Ex Libris offered the library community at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With this acquisition, the universities have become members of the global RapidILL community. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2021

Yewno Kennesaw State University Adopts Yewno Discover, Next Generation Research Powered by AI. Yewno announced that Kennesaw State University has adopted their Yewno Discover platform for use through their libraries. Kennesaw is the first university in the state of Georgia to offer Yewno Discover to their students and faculty. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Fauquier Public Library launches Vega Discover for better patron experience. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that the Fauquier Public Library in Virginia has now launched Vega Discover as their primary discovery tool. [Full Announcement].

April 28, 2021

Ex Libris Stellenbosch University goes live with the Ex Libris Leganto solution to expand the library’s support for teaching and learning. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Ex Libris Leganto course reading list solution has been rolled out at South Africa's Stellenbosch University. Lecturers now benefit from simple end-to-end workflows for creating, managing, and sharing reading lists, while students can rapidly access their course content directly from the learning management system. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2021

The Library Corporation Lodi Public Library joined The Library Corporation’s (TLC) family of customers. Lodi Public Library recently implemented Library.Solution and joined The Library Corporation and its family of customers. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

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].

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].

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].

April 6, 2021

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].

March 30, 2021

EBSCO Information Services 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].

EBSCO Information Services 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 25, 2021

San Diego County Library. San Diego County Library selects Polaris, BiblioCommons for launch of new ILS and website. San Diego County Library (SDCL) selected BiblioCommons and Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) to provide enterprise solutions that will facilitate and improve operations at its 33 branches. Polaris ILS will serve as the foundation for several technology enhancements at SDCL in 2021. SDCL's new discovery layer and catalog – set to be completed and launched by the end of summer 2021 –will be integrated with the BiblioCommons suite of website and events modules. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions University of Notre Dame is live with CORAL. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN is now live on community CORAL. [Full Announcement].

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