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February 3, 2023

Patron Point Tuscaloosa Public Library (AL) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tuscaloosa Public Library in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its vision of building a thriving community built on shared strengths where the library will always be a highly valued community asset. [Full Announcement].

McGraw Hill McGraw Hill Adds New eBook+ to its Array of Digital Course Material Options for Higher Ed. McGraw Hill unveiled a new eBook+ called McGraw Hill GO, an additional option for digital course materials. McGraw Hill GO takes affordable and easy-to-use eBooks to a new level with tools to help instructors manage their classes and students to maximize their learning. [Full Announcement].

Solus SOLUS and Patron Point announce major new integration. SOLUS and Patron Point are pleased to announce a new integration between eb#1, SOLUS's Events and Room Bookings platform and Patron Point's Library Marketing Automation platform. Launching with Moonee Valley Libraries in Australia the development deeply integrates Patron Point's automated email marketing and SOLUS's Events & Room Bookings solution and enables libraries to seamlessly market their Events and Rooms. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. The Vega family welcomes North Canton Library in Ohio. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that North Canton Public Library in Ohio has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics, Inc. welcomes Michael Willis as Vice President - VERSO Sales. In late 2022, Michael Willis joined Auto-Graphics as the Vice President of VERSO Sales. He brings a wealth of library knowledge and experience to the company. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2023

Overdrive Vooks and TeachingBooks team up to offer free collection of animated storybooks and instructional resources for Schools and Libraries. For the remainder of this school year, add the thrill of animated storybooks and valuable instructional resources directly to your school and library digital learning spaces—for free! TeachingBooks and Vooks have partnered to provide a free collection of titles and resources for everyone in your community, including 35 Vooks animated storybooks and 300+ age-appropriate resources.Remember your favorite picture book as a kid? Now, imagine that story unfolding right before your eyes—the pictures start moving, music begins playing in the background, a voice starts narrating the words aloud. It would be like watching a cartoon...but it's actually your favorite book! In addition to the Vooks-created animated storybooks, this collection includes instructional resources from TeachingBooks, such as author interviews, activity guides, and story maps. [Full Announcement].

collectionHQ Welcome, Hamilton Public Library. Hamilton Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system, [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services DynaMedex mobile app releases new features aimed to enhance clinical decision support anytime, anywhere. DynaMedex, a clinical decision support solution for clinical care teams that combines DynaMed disease evidence from EBSCO Information Services and Micromedex drug evidence from Merative, releases new features and functionality in the DynaMedex mobile app. These enhancements are intended to improve the mobile experience for clinical users, making it easy for clinicians to efficiently provide evidence-based patient care on the go. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Hebah Amin-Headley Content Creator and Educator. ByWater Solutions announced that Hebah Amin-Headley has joined the Koha Implementation team at ByWater Solutions. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2023

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Elsevier announced the appointment of Dr. Charlotte Wien to the newly created role of Vice President, European Library Relations. Dr. Wein will join Elsevier on February 01, 2023 to build and enhance the company's relationships with the European academic library community, and to strengthen Elsevier's commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations. [Full Announcement].

De Gruyter ResearchGate and De Gruyter announce content partnership. ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and De Gruyter, an independent academic publisher disseminating excellent scholarship since 1749, have today announced a content syndication partnership that will see content from 437 of De Gruyter's journals added to ResearchGate. With approximately 114,000 articles being syndicated on launch, representing all open access content from De Gruyter's journal portfolio, the scale of the partnership is particularly noteworthy. T [Full Announcement].

OAPEN Foundation DFG Launches Cooperation with the OAPEN Foundation. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft concluded a service level agreement for the use of the OAPEN Library as a repository for DFG-funded open access books. From Spring 2023 onwards, the library will contain monographs and anthologies funded through the Open Access Publication Funding programme and produced in connection with DFG research funding. [Full Announcement].

Scholastica Scholastica becomes one of the first journal software providers to integrate with ROR. Scholastica, a leading software provider for academic journals, has announced ROR institutional identifier support for its peer review system, production service, and open access publishing platform, becoming one of the first journal vendors to integrate with Research Organization Registry. [Full Announcement].

Galecia Group Public Libraries and Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery. Public Libraries & Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery (PLAID3) will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 10am to 12pm PST. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Nelson County Public Library (KY) has chosen Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Nelson County Public Library in Bardstown, Kentucky, has chosen to implement its patron engagement platform to support its mission of being a center for personal growth and lifelong learning. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' partners featured in America's Star Libraries 2022. ByWater Solutions announced that several of their library partners were featured as America's Star Libraries for the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2022. This is the 15th year in which LJ has scored U.S. public libraries on the LJ Index of Public Library Service and awarded Star Library ratings. The 2022 scores and ratings are based on FY20 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. [Full Announcement].

collectionHQ Welcome, Queens Public Library. Queens Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2023

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces January 2023 Community Giveback winner. The January 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Lewiston City Library in Idaho. 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 funds will be used to re-establish 3D printing in the library. [Full Announcement].

World Wide Web Consortium W3C re-launched as a public-interest non-profit organization. The World Wide Web Consortium began the year 2023 by forming a new public-interest non-profit organization. The new entity preserves our member-driven approach, existing worldwide outreach and cooperation while allowing for additional partners around the world beyond Europe and Asia. The new organization also preserves the core process and mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web, by developing open web standards as a single global organization with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2023

cOAlition S cOAlition S confirms the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under transformative arrangements after 2024. Transformative arrangements – including Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals – were developed to encourage subscription journals to transition to full and immediate open access within a defined timeframe. After careful consideration of the outcomes of transformative arrangements, the leadership of cOAlition S reaffirms that, as a principle, its members will no longer financially support these arrangements after 2024. [Full Announcement].