September 22, 2021
Follett School Solutions exits the book fair business. Follett School Solutions will be exiting the book fair business, a decision prompted by thousands offair cancellations due to the pandemic. FSS is expected to continue delivering book fairs through mid-November of this year. [Full Announcement].
NISO voting members approve work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its proposed work item for a Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) Recommended Practice has been approved by NISO Voting Members. Retracted research is published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific and scholarly record. Although relatively rare, retracted research—including unsupported or fabricated data, fundamental errors, and unreproducible results—can be inadvertently propagated within the digital scholarly record through citations. The CORREC Recommended Practice is intended to help address this problem, by clearly identifying parties involved in the retraction process, along with their responsibilities, actions, notifications, and the metadata necessary to communicate retracted research. [Full Announcement].
Penticton Public Library goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [Full Announcement].
Jackson State University Adopts Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Portal to Enhance Communications. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Jackson State University has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to replace the university's Ellucian system. campusM will help JSU deliver critical communications and keep students informed of campus news and events in a timely manner. In addition, through the campusM no-code App Manager, the university administration will be able to remind students to carry out various tasks, such as registering, enrolling in classes, and checking grades. [Full Announcement].
AbsysNet 2.3, evolución y revolución del SIGB más utilizado por las bibliotecas en España. La tecnología responsive design convierte el mOpac de AbsysNet 2.3 en multidispositivo, con la mejora de la experiencia en la utilización de una única interfaz completamente accesible para el catálogo en línea de las bibliotecas desde móviles, tabletas o pantallas convencionales. La nueva versión de AbsysNet presenta una serie de mejoras que perfeccionan el Sistema Integrado de Gestión Bibliotecaria más utilizado por las bibliotecas en España. Estas novedades están presentes en la versión 2.3 del software bibliotecario y disponibles tanto para los grandes catálogos de bibliotecas públicas o universitarias como para los pequeños catálogos de bibliotecas especializadas o de núcleos rurales. Dicha versatilidad hace que AbsysNet 2.3 sea idóneo tanto para bibliotecas y profesionales con muchos recursos y elevada cualificación como para otros profesionales, siempre altamente motivados, pero que en ocasiones no cuentan con grandes recursos técnicos ni tecnológicos. [Full Announcement].
September 21, 2021
GALILEO initiative joins Project ReShare. The inclusion of GALILEO as a new member of Project ReShare dramatically increases the number of institutions affiliated with the project. GALILEO, Georgia's virtual library, is a community of more than 2,000 institutions, including colleges, school districts, and public libraries. . Project ReShare is pleased to welcome GALILEO to the rapidly growing ReShare community. Current ReShare membership is available on the Project ReShare web site. [Full Announcement].
Japan’s National Institute of Informatics Library goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services and Primo Discovery to improve efficiency in accessing academic resources with a centralized system. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have gone live at the National Institute of Informatics, in Japan. The Alma platform will support the NII, which is dedicated to the creation of future value in the new field of informatics. [Full Announcement].
September 20, 2021
Equinox presents at 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for Koha ILS is pleased to announce that Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager, will be presenting at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Rohlfs will be presenting The Versatility of Authorized Values on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00pm CDT. The presentation will provide an overview of predefined authorized values for Koha ILS, how they interact with the System Preferences and the Patron Attribute Class, and how to create new authorized values. [Full Announcement].
The Crowley Company adds, promotes personnel to support growth. Despite the challenges brought about by a worldwide pandemic, The Crowley Company (Crowley), a commercial digitization products and digitization services firm headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, has hired and promoted staff to accommodate growth in all divisions. [Full Announcement].
LYRASIS to expand Open Access Community Investment Program new round of funding opportunities increases engagement in open initiatives. LYRASIS announces the expansion of the Open Access Community Investment Program. Following a successful pilot program, LYRASIS is opening a new round of funding opportunities to support Open Access publishing by scholarly journals. The journals seeking investments in OACIP's second phase include Algebraic Combinatorics, History of Media Studies, and Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. [Full Announcement].
NISO awarded Mellon Funding for controlled digital lending project. The National Information Standards Organizatio announced that it has received a grant of $125,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a consensus framework for implementing controlled digital lending of book content by libraries, which has been approved by NISO members as a new initiative. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services' Clinical Decision support tools now available in the Epic App Orchard. EBSCO Information Services is making more clinical decision support tools available in the Epic App Orchard marketplace. After installing tools from EBSCO, DynaMed®, DynaMed Micromedex with Watson and Dynamic Health can be accessed by Epic users as part of their clinical workflow, enabling them to focus on providing personalized patient care. [Full Announcement].
VuFind 8.0 Released. Version 8.0 of the VuFind open source discovery software has just been released. This major release includes significant new functionality and technical improvements. [Full Announcement].
September 19, 2021
Wiley, Inc.. Wiley Names Jay Flynn as Head of Research. Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced that Jay Flynn has been named Executive Vice President of Wiley Research, succeeding Judy Verses. Flynn will report directly to Wiley President & CEO Brian Napack and oversee the company's fast-growing research business. [Full Announcement].
PALCI and ConnectNY libraries now live on ReShare hosted by Index Data. Earlier this month, library patrons of both the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY started using ReShare Shared Inventory and ReShare Returnables to request the delivery of books between campuses. PALCI was the first consortium to go live and use these next-generation apps to expedite the movement of items between libraries—effectively broadening the base of knowledge available to these students, faculty, and staff. Index Data is providing hosting and implementation support for both the PALCI and ConnectNY ReShare installations. [Full Announcement].
September 17, 2021
Novi Public Library (MI) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Novi Public Library, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the goal for more targeted marketing strategies as part of the Library's current strategic plan. [Full Announcement].
Mindscape Commons wins the ALPSP 2021 Award for Innovation in Publishing. Mindscape Commons, the world's first and largest source of Virtual Reality (VR) and interactive video content for teaching and learning mental health, was named as winner of this year's ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing. David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, revealed the winners at the close of the ALPSP Annual Conference and Awards which took place virtually today. PLOS Community Action Publishing was also named winner among a distinguished list of finalists. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.12.00 release. We're excited to announce the 12th release of the year- Aspen Discovery 21.12.00. We're still moving full speed ahead on making enhancements to our Aspen Discovery LiDA (Library Discovery App) app. The app is undergoing Beta testing but we're hoping to push to app stores in 2-3 weeks. In this release, we cleaned up patron functionality and enhanced geolocation services. [Full Announcement].
September 16, 2021
New Mexico State Library selects SirsiDynix as their ILS vendor. New Mexico State Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System partner. Believing in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities, SirsiDynix is honored to provide services and support for New Mexico State Library. [Full Announcement].
Follett Aspen Student Information System partners with MyFlexLearning. Follett School Solutions and Nash Consulting, LLC, announced a partnership to integrate the Follett Aspen Student Information System with Nash Consulting's MyFlexLearning, a flexible scheduling platform. Together, the two systems give schools the benefit of the robust Aspen master scheduler and the ability to provide flexible and personalized daily offerings for students via MyFlexLearning. [Full Announcement].