Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

September 24, 2021

Patron Point Warwick Public Library (RI) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Warwick Public Library of Warwick, Rhode Island, has selected Patron Point as its patron engagement platform to support the Library's commitment to improving the quality of life in Warwick through learning, personal discovery and the free flow of information and ideas. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Mason Public Library selects Vega Discover and Vega Interact. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Mason Public Library in Ohio has selected Vega Discover for a modern discovery experience, and Vega Interact, Innovative's new communications tool that helps libraries have personalized, one-on-one conversations with patrons across multiple communication channels. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with FE Technologies to bring RFID support and more to Koha partners. ByWater Solutions announced that they have partnered with FE Technologies to provide support and integration with RFID to enhance the library user experience with Koha ILS. This integration provides services from FE Technologies that were designed to enhance, automate and modernize library circulation functions, providing self-service to users, efficient staff management, a high level of security to protect your valuable collection, and a fast inventory solution. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration award. EBSCO Information Services was selected as this year's recipient of the 2021 International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award. EBSCO received the award for its work on Dynamic Health™, the company's evidence-based tool designed for nurses and allied health professionals. Dynamic Health helps nurses and allied health professionals master skills, obtain fast answers to questions and foster an evidence-based culture and critical thinking. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2021

Follett Follett School Solutions exits the book fair business. Follett School Solutions will be exiting the book fair business, a decision prompted by thousands offair cancellations due to the pandemic. FSS is expected to continue delivering book fairs through mid-November of this year. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO voting members approve work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its proposed work item for a Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) Recommended Practice has been approved by NISO Voting Members. Retracted research is published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific and scholarly record. Although relatively rare, retracted research—including unsupported or fabricated data, fundamental errors, and unreproducible results—can be inadvertently propagated within the digital scholarly record through citations. The CORREC Recommended Practice is intended to help address this problem, by clearly identifying parties involved in the retraction process, along with their responsibilities, actions, notifications, and the metadata necessary to communicate retracted research. [Full Announcement].

BARATZ AbsysNet 2.3, evolución y revolución del SIGB más utilizado por las bibliotecas en España. La tecnología responsive design convierte el mOpac de AbsysNet 2.3 en multidispositivo, con la mejora de la experiencia en la utilización de una única interfaz completamente accesible para el catálogo en línea de las bibliotecas desde móviles, tabletas o pantallas convencionales. La nueva versión de AbsysNet presenta una serie de mejoras que perfeccionan el Sistema Integrado de Gestión Bibliotecaria más utilizado por las bibliotecas en España. Estas novedades están presentes en la versión 2.3 del software bibliotecario y disponibles tanto para los grandes catálogos de bibliotecas públicas o universitarias como para los pequeños catálogos de bibliotecas especializadas o de núcleos rurales. Dicha versatilidad hace que AbsysNet 2.3 sea idóneo tanto para bibliotecas y profesionales con muchos recursos y elevada cualificación como para otros profesionales, siempre altamente motivados, pero que en ocasiones no cuentan con grandes recursos técnicos ni tecnológicos. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Penticton Public Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Jackson State University Adopts Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Portal to Enhance Communications. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Jackson State University has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to replace the university's Ellucian system. campusM will help JSU deliver critical communications and keep students informed of campus news and events in a timely manner. In addition, through the campusM no-code App Manager, the university administration will be able to remind students to carry out various tasks, such as registering, enrolling in classes, and checking grades. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2021

ReShare Community GALILEO initiative joins Project ReShare. The inclusion of GALILEO as a new member of Project ReShare dramatically increases the number of institutions affiliated with the project. GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library, is a community of more than 2,000 institutions, including colleges, school districts, and public libraries. . Project ReShare is pleased to welcome GALILEO to the rapidly growing ReShare community. Current ReShare membership is available on the Project ReShare web site. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Japan’s National Institute of Informatics Library goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services and Primo Discovery to improve efficiency in accessing academic resources with a centralized system. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have gone live at the National Institute of Informatics, in Japan. The Alma platform will support the NII, which is dedicated to the creation of future value in the new field of informatics. [Full Announcement].

September 20, 2021

Villanova University VuFind 8.0 Released. Version 8.0 of the VuFind open source discovery software has just been released. This major release includes significant new functionality and technical improvements. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox presents at 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for Koha ILS is pleased to announce that Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager, will be presenting at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Rohlfs will be presenting The Versatility of Authorized Values on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00pm CDT. The presentation will provide an overview of predefined authorized values for Koha ILS, how they interact with the System Preferences and the Patron Attribute Class, and how to create new authorized values. [Full Announcement].

Crowley Company The Crowley Company adds, promotes personnel to support growth. Despite the challenges brought about by a worldwide pandemic, The Crowley Company (Crowley), a commercial digitization products and digitization services firm headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, has hired and promoted staff to accommodate growth in all divisions. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis LYRASIS to expand Open Access Community Investment Program new round of funding opportunities increases engagement in open initiatives. LYRASIS announces the expansion of the Open Access Community Investment Program. Following a successful pilot program, LYRASIS is opening a new round of funding opportunities to support Open Access publishing by scholarly journals. The journals seeking investments in OACIP's second phase include Algebraic Combinatorics, History of Media Studies, and Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO awarded Mellon Funding for controlled digital lending project. The National Information Standards Organizatio announced that it has received a grant of $125,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a consensus framework for implementing controlled digital lending of book content by libraries, which has been approved by NISO members as a new initiative. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services' Clinical Decision support tools now available in the Epic App Orchard. EBSCO Information Services is making more clinical decision support tools available in the Epic App Orchard marketplace. After installing tools from EBSCO, DynaMed®, DynaMed Micromedex with Watson and Dynamic Health can be accessed by Epic users as part of their clinical workflow, enabling them to focus on providing personalized patient care. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2021

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley Names Jay Flynn as Head of Research. Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced that Jay Flynn has been named Executive Vice President of Wiley Research, succeeding Judy Verses. Flynn will report directly to Wiley President & CEO Brian Napack and oversee the company's fast-growing research business. [Full Announcement].

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY libraries now live on ReShare hosted by Index Data. Earlier this month, library patrons of both the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY started using ReShare Shared Inventory and ReShare Returnables to request the delivery of books between campuses. PALCI was the first consortium to go live and use these next-generation apps to expedite the movement of items between libraries—effectively broadening the base of knowledge available to these students, faculty, and staff. Index Data is providing hosting and implementation support for both the PALCI and ConnectNY ReShare installations. [Full Announcement].

September 17, 2021

Coherent Digital Mindscape Commons wins the ALPSP 2021 Award for Innovation in Publishing. Mindscape Commons, the world's first and largest source of Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive video content for teaching and learning mental health, was named as winner of this year's ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, revealed the winners at the close of the ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards which took place virtually today. PLOS Community Action Publishing was also named winner among a distinguished list of finalists. [Full Announcement].