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July 27, 2021

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 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].

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].

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].

July 20, 2021

LibLime Three U.S. Government Libraries Go Live Using Bibliovation 7.0. Three federal government libraries with a shared mission – one in Texas and two in Florida — have gone live using the Bibliovation 7.0 Library Services Platform. These three libraries will be using Bibliovation 7.0 to manage physical and electronic resources as they serve their respective communities. The migration for all three libraries took place during the spring and all three went live this summer. All three of the library staffs are now enjoying the benefits of a 100% browser-based library management solution. The users of the three libraries are accessing their collections and related resources using the Bibliovation Discovery Layer. [Full Announcement].

Solus South Central Library System (WI) deploys Solus Library App. Solus announced that after an industry market-wide search, the South Central Library System has selected – and deployed the Solus mobile Library App. SCLS is one of Wisconsin's largest public library systems serving 49 member libraries through its consortial ILS and in turn serving 440,000 registered patrons. [Full Announcement].

WT Cox Information Services Magzter, Inc. Partners with WT Cox to provide thousands of domestic and International digital magazines and newspapers to library patrons within the U.S. via the Magzter and Edzter digital platforms. Magzter, Inc. announces its partnership with WT Cox Information Services to provide thousands of North American and International digital magazines and newspapers to US library patrons via the Magzter and Edzter platforms. The Magzter library program allows Public library patrons to check out and read thousands of popular domestic and international magazines and newspapers in digital format, when libraries participate in this new program. Libraries are welcoming this solution as it enables the patrons to read the magazines and newspapers on any device. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah to present keynote at OverDrive Digipalooza ‘21. OverDrive, the leading digital book and media supplier to libraries and schools, announced that Sourcebooks Founder, Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah will present the day 2 keynote at Digipalooza '21, August 3-5, 2021. A three half-day virtual event this year, Digipalooza is the leading conference for public, school, academic and corporate librarians sharing best practices for serving communities of readers with digital books and media. [Full Announcement].

July 16, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at Colorado Association of Libraries 2021 Annual Conference. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at CALCON 2021, Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Annual Conference. The event will take place in Westminister, Colorado at the Westin from September 9-11. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Ajax Public Library (ON) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Ajax Public Library of Ajax, Ontario has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's marketing initiatives for increasing community engagement and promoting awareness of services and programs offered by the library. [Full Announcement].

OCLC University of Suffolk now using OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. The University of Suffolk is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library services platform, a move that will improve workflows and make it possible for staff to make more data-driven management decisions. [Full Announcement].

July 15, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. PrairieCat Consortium joins Vega Engagement Development Partner Program. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that PrairieCat, a consortium with an integrated library automation system shared by 137 libraries, has joined the Vega Engagement Development Partner program to help shape the Vega Library Experience suite. [Full Announcement].

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