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July 21, 2021

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].

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].

July 7, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris launches Library Mobile App to empower librarians and connect patrons with the library. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the launch of its new Library Mobile app for libraries. A companion to the Ex Libris campusM university app, Library Mobile is designed to simplify communication between libraries and patrons and to provide easy smartphone access to library 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 17, 2021

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].

June 15, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall StoryTime Commons supports summer reading themes. LibraryCall Dial-A-Story customers benefit from having access to our Storytime Commons which now includes stories that match the CSLP and iRead Summer Reading themes. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services to support resource sharing and development of controlled Ddgital lending in FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services is increasing its development commitment to Controlled Digital Lending and resource sharing on the FOLIO Library Services Platform. Collaborating with Knowledge Integration (K-Int), EBSCO will advance the development of these solutions for libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Esploro and Pivot-RP solutions integrate to deliver extensive research information management capabilities. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution and the Ex Libris Pivot-RP research funding solution. The integration enables research offices and faculty leaders to facilitate researchers' access to global funding opportunities, enrich researcher profiles by capitalizing on the Pivot-RP database of previously awarded grants, and link publications to the grants that supported the research. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2021

ChiliFresh ChiliPAC is now available also on Evergreen Catalogs. ChiliPAC, provided by ChiliFresh Enterprises, Inc., is now available also on Evergreen online catalogs thus making it one of the world's most wide-spread organic reader advisory platforms. With this, ChiliPAC is available on the four most commonly used library platforms for Public and Academic libraries in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe: Polaris, Encore, Enterprise and Evergreen. [Full Announcement].

June 9, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro is set to deliver a complete picture of research projects and activities. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the expansion of the Esploro research information management solution. The addition of new scholarly information entities for research projects and activities to Esploro will allow a more comprehensive picture of institutional research work and outcomes. [Full Announcement].

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 6, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.07.00 Release. Aspen Discovery 21.07 has something for everyone: we've made permissions more granular for large consortia; we've made browse categories and collection spotlights easier to update and manage for librarians; we've updated the display of similar titles and titles within a series to be more appealing for patrons; and we've given patrons the ability to easily see when they last checked out a title while browsing the catalog. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2021

Ex Libris Smart Harvesting AI is now available for all Ex Libris Esploro customers. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that customers of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now use the Esploro Smart Harvesting AI capabilities. With this technology, institutions automatically capture the research output of affiliated scholars and enrich the metadata associated with the output. As a result, Esploro customers can easily expand their research information hub, keep it up to date, and improve the discoverability of research publications while significantly reducing the administrative burden on researchers and librarians. [Full Announcement].

May 19, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Launches DynaMed Decisions. EBSCO Information Services announced the release of DynaMed Decisions, a groundbreaking, HIPAA-compliant clinical decision support solution designed to enhance clinical decision-making, decrease burden on clinicians and drive meaningful patient engagement. DynaMed Decisions allows clinicians to deliver effective, patient-centered, personalized care, enabled by deep integration into the EHR and clinical workflow. [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.06.00 Release. This release adds new capabilities to Web Builder to make it even easier for libraries to use Aspen Discovery for their entire web presence. Libraries can now easily add information about their address, phone number, and hours of operation to an Aspen Discovery page this makes it easier for patrons to find this critical information. Libraries can also easily add resources they have created in Aspen Discovery to pages in Aspen to help guide patrons to resources that will be most useful to them. [Full Announcement].

May 12, 2021

ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace v3.0 is now available. This release centers around changes to the agents module of ArchivesSpace to make it more standards-compliant with EAC-CPF and the MARCXML format for authority data, enabling deeper and richer description of people, families, and corporate entities, their relationships to each other and their relationships to materials held outside ArchivesSpace. This work is the result of a community specification involving the participation of many users across the ArchivesSpace community, mostly notably Cory Nimer, Sue Luftschein, and Brad Westbrook. Through this work new fields and sub-records have been added to the agents schema, and staff and public interface views, imports, exports, and auxiliary functionality like agent merging have all been updated. There is also a new Light mode, which provides the option for users to continue to work with agent records in the staff interface in a pared down view that is similar to that of ArchivesSpace versions prior to this one. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover features curated showcases for libraries. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's modern discovery tool, now offers library staff the ability to create curated showcases. Showcases display a visual carousel of items to the library's specifications and will automatically appear throughout the Vega Discover interface when relevant, helping libraries promote their entire catalog of items and encouraging virtual exploration. [Full Announcement].

May 4, 2021

Ex Libris Ex Libris Cloud Apps reach two thousand activations. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that users of Ex Libris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times. With the new Ex Libris Cloud Apps open framework, over a thousand users have extended the capabilities of their Ex Libris cloud-based solutions—including the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Primo® discovery and delivery tool, Esploro™ research services solution, Leganto course resource list solution, and Rapido resource sharing solution—to meet their library's specific needs. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2021

Galecia Group LibraryCall Dial-A-Story partners with Storynory. LibraryCall, the provider of the only librarian-managed Dial-A-Story service, announced a partnership with London-based Storynory. Storynory is one of the largest sources of free and well-loved children's audiobooks online. Through this partnership, LibraryCall has added 17 classic and original stories performed by professional actors to the Storytime Commons. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.05.00 Release. In version 21.05, we focused on updates to our ILS integrations, user lists, custom covers, and web builder functionality. During this release, we completed our implementation of Symphony by allowing patrons to update their messaging settings within Aspen so they can easily control which notices they receive via text message. We have also added support for all core discovery functionality for users of Polaris including the ability to place and modify holds, renew checkouts, and automatically index changed records from Polaris. We have also improved our Carl.X and Koha integrations. [Full Announcement].