Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

September 20, 2021

Villanova University 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 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions 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 14, 2021

Pearson Pearson acquires Leading AI analytics company Faethm. Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced that it has acquired the groundbreaking workforce AI and predictive analytics company, Faethm. Faethm is one of Australia's highest profile tech companies and it will sit at the heart of Pearson's new Workforce Skills division. Its market-leading data, insights and AI capabilities will power the next generation of Pearson's lifelong learning products, which are focused on meeting the rapidly changing needs of today's workforce and bridging the global skills gap. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2021

Springshare Springshare announces LibConnect: email marketing and engagement product. Springshare unveil LibConnect, a unique platform marrying its existing LibCRM product's functionality with fully featured email marketing and engagement capabilities. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2021

The Library Corporation Latest CARL product release highlights public library patrons. The Library Corporation announced the latest release of the CARL suite of integrated library software, including features targeted at providing inclusive library features and pleasant patron experiences, in addition to enhancing library staff workflows and providing additional customization options to meet their libraries' community needs. This summer release includes CARL.X version 9.6.9, CARL.Connect Staff version 1.6.5, CARL.Connect Discovery version 3.6.3, and CARL APIs version 1.9.9. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.10.00 Release. Aspen 21.10 enables libraries to dedicate sections of their website to specific patron types. Libraries can build staff intranets, volunteer sites, and more. [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].

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].