Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

July 29, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Releases Vega Discover for Polaris Libraries to General Availability. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover is now in general release for Polaris libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 28, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Cornell University is Now Live on the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO. Cornell University Library, a founding member of the FOLIO project, has become the largest research institution to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services' EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO supported the migration from Cornell's existing integrated library system (ILS) and will continue to provide hosting and service support to Cornell University Library. [Full Announcement].

EnvisionWare Volaris Group acquires EnvisionWare. Volaris Group, announced that it has acquired EnvisionWare, a provider of technology solutions for public libraries. EnvisionWare is based in Atlanta, Georgia U.S. [Full Announcement].

Internet Archive Internet Archive Joins IDS Project for Interlibrary Loan. The Internet Archive announced it has joined the The Information Delivery Services Project, a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative whose 120 members include public and private academic libraries from across the country. As a member of the IDS Project, the Internet Archive expands its ability to support libraries and library patrons by providing access to two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable interlibrary loan fulfillment. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale Partners with ASECS to provide its North American members access to Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the world's largest organization of eighteenth-century scholars, to provide its North American members[i] with access to Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO). Now ASECS members have access to the most comprehensive online historical archive on the eighteenth-century, enabling scholarship, enhanced teaching and advanced study of the era. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris campusM Attendance Technology captures over six million attendance check-ins globally, supporting remote student engagement. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Attendance feature of the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal has thus far captured over six million student check-ins globally. The campusM Attendance feature enables students to check in to classes through their institution's campusM mobile app or desktop portal. Personalized push notifications from the mobile app remind students of an upcoming class and display their attendance record through an intuitive dashboard. [Full Announcement].

Talis Okanagan College becomes first Talis Aspire site on FOLIO Library Services Platform. Talis, a SAGE Publishing Company extends its congratulations to the library team at Okanagan College, upon their successful transition from Voyager ILS to the FOLIO Library Services Platform. This transition also places Okanagan College as the first FOLIO site in Canada, and the first institution integrating Talis Aspire with FOLIO globally. Okanagan College is leveraging the FOLIO platform using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services for hosting and service support. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Theke Solutions and iii to launch INN-Reach integration with Koha. ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ByWater Solutions partnered with Theke Solutions and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to develop the integration between the two platforms. [Full Announcement].

University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame launches platform for online access to library, museum holdings. The Hesburgh Libraries and the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame have launched Marble (Museums, Archives, Rare Books and Libraries Exploration) -- an online teaching and research platform designed to make distinctive cultural heritage collections from across the University accessible through a single portal. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Brandeis University goes live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Brandeis University has gone live with the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing platform. A member of the Boston Library Consortium and a participant in the Rapido early adopter program, Brandeis decided to move from its old broker-based system to the Rapido platform to take resource sharing to the next level. With the new system, Brandeis can fulfill requests more quickly and lower costs significantly. [Full Announcement].

July 26, 2021

Ex Libris Wenzhou-Kean University is first in Mainland China to adopt the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing platform. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Wenzhou-Kean University has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing platform to enhance the institution's interlibrary loan activities and better serve the needs of its community. WKU is the first university in mainland China to adopt the RapidILL solution. The university will be joining the global RapidILL community, which consists of more than 500 worldwide institutions. [Full Announcement].

July 24, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Middle Country Public Library Launches Vega Discover. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, congratulates Middle Country Public Library on their launch of Vega Discover, Innovative's new, modern discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions hosts Open Source Live: Koha Bugsquashing Bonanza. Join the ByWater team and Koha community members for a live event to help the Koha community squash some bugs. We are hosting this event on Tuesday, August 10th at 11am EST- pop in at anytime to join us during this two hour event. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Koha for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support services for Koha ILS for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. Bywater Solutions completed the transition of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine's 3,300+ item records from Sierra to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that team members will be at the Virtual 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference Whose Library Is It Anyway: Improvisation in Improbable Times conference. The event will be held virtually on Thursday, July 29, 2021. [Full Announcement].

July 22, 2021

Epic. BYJU’S accelerates its plans to build the world’s largest learning brand with $500M acquisition of Leading U.S.-based kids digital reading platform Epic. Backed by General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Naspers, Silver Lake, Tiger Global and other notable investors, BYJU'S, the global leader in personalized online learning with 100 million students on its platform, today announced a $500M acquisition of Epic, the world's leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under. [Full Announcement].

July 21, 2021

Digital Science Digital Science partners with OntoChem GmbH to better support Life Sciences industry R&D. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce a new partnership with OntoChem GmbH. The partnership allows OntoChem and Digital Science to join forces for mutual clients, particularly in the Life Sciences industry, through OntoChem's powerful semantic indexing capabilities. [Full Announcement].

Recorded Books Andy Serkis returns to narrate The Lord of the Rings audiobooks to be published by RBmedia in North America. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced a new audiobook edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” series, read by BAFTA-winning actor, director, and author Andy Serkis. [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix Amigos Library Services joins CloudSource OA pilot program. SirsiDynix has partnered with Amigos Library Services to offer member libraries pilot access to CloudSource OA, a new content platform from SirsiDynix that delivers vetted, quality open access (OA) articles, eTextbooks, and eBooks in an intuitive way to library patrons. The CloudSource OA package also includes BLUEcloud Course Lists, which facilitates library collaboration with faculty on affordable learning initiatives that emphasize library licensed and open materials. With seamless learning management system integration, it meets users where they are and ensures easy access to library collections at the point of need. [Full Announcement].

SAGE Lean Library partners with Ex Libris to bring Primo and Summon discovery further into the patron workflow. Lean Library, a SAGE Publishing company, announced its partnership with Ex Libris, a ProQuest company and the provider of the Ex Libris Primo® and Summon® library discovery services. The Lean Library–Ex Libris collaboration enables users to query their library's Primo or Summon service from wherever they start their search online, on sites such as Google, Google Scholar or Wikipedia. For example, when a patron is using Google Scholar to search for content, the Lean Library browser extension enables them to surface relevant results from their library's instance of Primo or Summon, directly alongside the Google Scholar results. [Full Announcement].