Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

September 13, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces September 2021 Community Giveback Winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The first winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation in Silver Lake, Kansas. [Full Announcement].

August 27, 2021

The Library Corporation Belhaven University Includes Library•Solution on its Back-to-School List. The Library Corporation welcomed Belhaven University to its family of customers as the university library in Jackson, Mississippi, recently completed its implementation of Library.Solution. The migration to the new library management system will allow the Belhaven University library staff more operational efficiencies and improved workflows, just in time for the start of the Fall semester. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2021

Patron Point Shorewood-Troy Public Library District (IL) joins Patron Point community. Patron Point announced that Shorewood-Troy Public Library District, Illinois, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's goals for improving communications with members and residents and increasing awareness and use of the resources and services being offered by the Library. [Full Announcement].

August 12, 2021

Gale Group Gale helps Manassas City Public Schools provide mental health and wellness resources to students. With the kickoff of the 2021-2022 school year, Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) in northern Virginia is making student mental health a priority as it eases back into in-person classroom settings. The district has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company to help expand its social emotional learning (SEL) awareness program with the purchase of Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform. These new digital resources help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their SEL skills, enabling MCPS to further support student well-being. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2021

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons welcomes new library partners in the second quarter of 2021. BiblioCommons formed new partnerships with public libraries across the United States and Canada in the second quarter of the year. The BiblioCommons team is excited at the opportunity to work with new consortia and public libraries of all sizes in urban, suburban, and rural areas across North America. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2021

Las Vegas Clark-County Library District. Dan Rather's What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel Available Free to All Nevada Residents, Sponsored by Las Vegas-Clark County Library District & Macmillan. In an innovative eBook partnership between public libraries and book publishers, Las Vegas Clark-County Library District and Macmillan announced the availability, to all Nevada residents, the newly released Dan Rather eBook What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel. In this illustrated adaptation of Rather's bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Four libraries share EBSCO Information Services' 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant. EBSCO Information Services has selected its four 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Hazel Park District Library in Hazel Park, Michigan; Medford Public Library in Medford, Massachusetts; College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin; and the Virgin Islands Montessori School in St, Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2021

Patron Point Palatine Public Library District (IL) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Palatine Public Library District of Palatine, Illinois has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's current 3 year strategic plan and initiatives for increasing community engagement. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2021

ByWater Solutions Koha Community Announces 21.05 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 21.05 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 248 enhancements, 449 bugfixes. [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].

May 24, 2021

Patron Point Aurora Public Library District (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Aurora Public Library District of Aurora, IL, has launched its patron engagement platform to support the Library's marketing efforts and strategic goals for 2021 and beyond. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2021

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group announces a new service to help libraries diversify their collection. Ingram Library Services, an Ingram Content Group (Ingram) brand, introduced its new service iCurate inClusive, a one-time assessment service to help Public Libraries diversify their collections by discovering missing titles and underrepresented voices. This effortless and effective diversity audit service will allow librarians to better serve their communities by providing actionable resources and reports to make their collections more diverse. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2021

Project ReShare. Project ReShare welcomes Minitex and Ann Arbor District Library. Project ReShare is pleased to welcome Minitex and the Ann Arbor District Library to the ReShare community. Minitex is a state-funded library organization based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities that provides resource sharing and delivery to libraries of all types in Minnesota – school media centers, public and academic libraries, state agency and health science libraries. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2021

Patron Point Kent District Library (MI) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Kent District Library of Kent County, Michigan has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's marketing initiatives. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2021

Follett Follett releases new digital classroom library solution. Follett today is releasing Follett MyDestiny, a digital classroom library providing educators and students in grades 3-12 unlimited, around-the-clock access to diverse eBooks, vetted resources, and learning tools with the goal of getting books in the hands of students, building background knowledge, and encouraging independent reading. [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 8, 2021

Follett Follett announces flexible, affordable mode of Delivery for eBooks. Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels. The Follett eBooks: 90-Day Assigned-User Access Model, intended to keep students reading anywhere, will help bridge the gap between classroom and remote learning. [Full Announcement].

April 6, 2021

Gale Group Gale helps North Bend School District bring mental health and wellness resources to students. With additional pressure being placed on students due to the pandemic and other stressors, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the North Bend School District 13 (NBSD) support mental health and wellness. Located in North Bend, Oregon, the district is using Cameron's Collection and Cameron's Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform to help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills. [Full Announcement].

March 25, 2021

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes the Blanchard/Santa Paula Library District to the Savannah platform. OrangeBoy announce the addition of the Blanchard/Santa Paula Library District to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].

March 18, 2021

Follett Follett unveils two new Aspen SIS Modules for supporting students, families remotely. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools were faced with many challenges — beyond remote learning to include managing previously in-person paper-based processes as well as monitoring and fulfilling students' social and emotional needs. To meet these new and evolving needs of school districts, Follett today announced the additions of two key modules for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). [Full Announcement].