Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

August 4, 2021

SirsiDynix Waynesburg University joins CloudSource OA pilot program. Waynesburg University has joined the CloudSource OA pilot program. As the newest content solution from SirsiDynix, CloudSource OA offers libraries access to a comprehensive collection of vetted, quality OA articles, journals, and eBooks, as well as an intuitive discovery to easily organize and display open access materials. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.09.00 release. We started this release with some accessibility updates to make Aspen even easier to use with a screen reader. We added header markup to the search results to make it easier to jump between search results and details in full record pages. We also made it easier to use Aspen without a mouse. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2021

Coherent Digital Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital to produce new Canadian Electronic Library. Trojman Corporation and Coherent Digital signed a definitive agreement to produce a new version of the Canadian Electronic Library. The CEL provides over 27,000 ebooks and over 63,000 policy documents to hundreds of libraries across Canada. Since its launch in 2006, it's become the definitive database of Canadian materials for libraries. [Full Announcement].

Catalyst IT Auckland University of Technology choose Koha Library System. Catalyst announced that Auckland University of Technology will soon become the first University in New Zealand and Australia to implement Koha Library Management System. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Center for Khmer Studies goes live on Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Koha ILS at the Center for Khmer Studies, with funding provided by the Equinox Open Source Grant. The grant provides implementation, training, hosting, and support services for Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Recorded Books Leading audiobook publisher launches new business audio brand, Ascent Audi. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today unveiled its new business audio brand, Ascent Audio. The brand offers the world's largest business audiobook catalog encompassing all of the major categories in business education. The new Ascent Audio is the successor to RBmedia's Gildan Media brand and will be home to all business titles produced by RBmedia in partnership with Wiley, Harvard Business Review Press, Princeton University Press, Oxford University Press, Mango Publishing Group, Entrepreneur Press, and more leading business publishers. RBmedia's recently acquired McGraw Hill Professional audiobook publishing business titles along with new McGraw Hill works will be published under the McGraw Hill-Ascent brand. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate announces changes to executive leadership team and adds Chief Revenue Officer. Clarivate announced important changes to its senior leadership team and is pleased to welcome two new executives to the company. Steen Lomholt-Thomsen will join on August 2 in the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer and Jaspal (Jas) Chahal joins as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Gordon Samson, currently Clarivate head of APAC, will step into the role of President, IP Group effective immediately. Steve Hartman, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development, and Jeff Roy, President, IP Group have stepped down to pursue opportunities outside Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2021

Admin Kuhn Mitteilungen/Produktionsbeginn des European Molecular Biology Laboratory mit Koha 20.11. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis DSpace 7.0 is now available. The long awaited and much anticipated DSpace 7.0 is now available. This release introduces a brand new (Angular) UI which brings together the best of both the JSPUI and XMLUI worlds. All the features you've come to expect from DSpace are re-imagined and re-implemented. This new UI is also backed by a brand new REST API, which opens all data and features to the web, allowing DSpace to integrate or interact with external systems/services like never before. This release brings the entire user community under a single UI, allowing us to move more quickly together. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Vermont Jazz Center Goes Live on Koha ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Koha ILS at the Vermont Jazz Center of Brattleboro, Vermont, with funding provided by the Equinox Open Source Grant. The grant provides implementation, training, hosting, and support services for Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris first in library industry to achieve ISO/IEC 27032 Cybersecurity Certification. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that certification for ISO/IEC 27032:2012, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), has been granted to Ex Libris. According to the ISO website, this standard “provides guidance for improving the state of Cybersecurity, drawing out the unique aspects of that activity and its dependencies on other security domains, in particular information security, network security, internet security, and critical information infrastructure protection.” [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Releases Vega Discover for Polaris Libraries to General Availability. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover is now in general release for Polaris libraries. [Full Announcement].

July 28, 2021

Internet Archive Internet Archive Joins IDS Project for Interlibrary Loan. The Internet Archive announced it has joined the The Information Delivery Services Project, a mutually supportive resource-sharing cooperative whose 120 members include public and private academic libraries from across the country. As a member of the IDS Project, the Internet Archive expands its ability to support libraries and library patrons by providing access to two million monographs and three thousand periodicals in its physical collections available for non-returnable interlibrary loan fulfillment. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Cornell University is Now Live on the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO. Cornell University Library, a founding member of the FOLIO project, has become the largest research institution to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services' EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO supported the migration from Cornell's existing integrated library system (ILS) and will continue to provide hosting and service support to Cornell University Library. [Full Announcement].

EnvisionWare Volaris Group acquires EnvisionWare. Volaris Group, announced that it has acquired EnvisionWare, a provider of technology solutions for public libraries. EnvisionWare is based in Atlanta, Georgia U.S. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale Partners with ASECS to provide its North American members access to Eighteenth-Century Collections Online. Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the world's largest organization of eighteenth-century scholars, to provide its North American members[i] with access to Gale's Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO). Now ASECS members have access to the most comprehensive online historical archive on the eighteenth-century, enabling scholarship, enhanced teaching and advanced study of the era. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris campusM Attendance Technology captures over six million attendance check-ins globally, supporting remote student engagement. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Attendance feature of the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal has thus far captured over six million student check-ins globally. The campusM Attendance feature enables students to check in to classes through their institution's campusM mobile app or desktop portal. Personalized push notifications from the mobile app remind students of an upcoming class and display their attendance record through an intuitive dashboard. [Full Announcement].

Talis Okanagan College becomes first Talis Aspire site on FOLIO Library Services Platform. Talis, a SAGE Publishing Company extends its congratulations to the library team at Okanagan College, upon their successful transition from Voyager ILS to the FOLIO Library Services Platform. This transition also places Okanagan College as the first FOLIO site in Canada, and the first institution integrating Talis Aspire with FOLIO globally. Okanagan College is leveraging the FOLIO platform using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services for hosting and service support. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Theke Solutions and iii to launch INN-Reach integration with Koha. ByWater Solutions announced that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ByWater Solutions partnered with Theke Solutions and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to develop the integration between the two platforms. [Full Announcement].

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].