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October 18, 2021

Galecia Group More Arizona Libraries Join LibraryCall Dial-A-Story Program. After a successful first year of offering Dial-A-Story at 18 libraries, all but two will be renewing their service and five new libraries are being added bringing the total to 23 Arizona customers. The project is supported by the Arizona State Library. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions koha-US to Host a GivingTuesday Koha Q&A. GivingTuesday is a global movement encouraging people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In support of this initiative, the koha-US Education Committee will be holding a 2-hour YouTube Livestream on November 30th starting at 9:00am PST. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Coastline Library Network. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Coastline Library Network in Oregon. The Coastline Library Network has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2014. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate names Tiffani Shaw as Chief of Staff. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced the appointment of Tiffani Shaw as Chief of Staff reporting to Jerre Stead, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Clarivate. In this newly created role, Shaw will plan and direct administrative activities for the office of the CEO and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. She will join Clarivate on November 1. [Full Announcement].

Mackin Educational Resources Mackin Announces exclusive North American Partnership with Accessit. Mackin, a leading provider of K-12 print and digital fiction and nonfiction titles, and high-quality educational curriculum materials, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Accessit, a powerful online library management system and classroom discovery tool. [Full Announcement].

October 15, 2021

MOBIUS MOBIUS migrates Person County Public Library System to NC Cardinal Consortium. MOBIUS announced that the Person County Public Library System successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on September 16, 2021. [Full Announcement].

Digital Science Introducing Figshare+. Figshare has been helping researchers make their data publicly available for more than 10 years, over which time we have watched data sharing grow across disciplines as funders and publishers require data sharing and researchers seek to get credit for all the products of their research. While we will continue to offer figshare.com as a freely available generalist repository for the research community, we have found that there is an increasing need for sharing larger datasets as well as to have additional flexibility to describe and organize data. We also recognize the importance of open data that is not just openly accessible but that also adheres to the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). To address this, we want to offer a way for researchers to get more support during the data sharing process in making their data well documented so it can be discovered, reused, and ultimately have more impact. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Joins Tenn-Share for the 2021 Virtual DataFest. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 Tenn-Share Datafest Conference, Prepare to Pivot. The event will be held virtually on October 27th-28th. This is the second virtual DataFest and Fall Conference. Tenn-Share wants to celebrate their successes and share how the community can continue to build their shared knowledge and shared innovations together. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Tulsa City-County Library (OK) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tulsa City-County Library, in Tulsa, Oklahoma has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's goals of promoting lifelong learning and literacy in all forms and contributing to stronger communities. [Full Announcement].

Association of Research Libraries University of California, Santa Cruz to Become 126th Member of ARL. At its Fall 2021 Association Meeting held virtually September 28–October 6, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries voted to invite University of California, Santa Cruz Library to join ARL as the 126th member, effective January 1, 2022. Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University Librarian and Presidential Chair, University Library, UC Santa Cruz, accepted the invitation. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces October 2021 Community Giveback Winner. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Henry Carter Hull Library. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Henry Carter Hull in Clinton, CT. The Henry Carter Hull Public Library has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2013 [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2021

Patron Point Douglass augments Patron Point in library implementation role. Patron Point announced that Lauren Douglass has joined the Patron Point organization in the newly created role of Data and Implementation Support Training Specialist. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces Aspen Discovery 21.13.00 Release. As of last week, the Aspen Discovery companion app, Aspen LiDA, is now officially available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store for you to download! This app is just out of beta testing so there is still a lot of functionality that we are working on building in. But, we have made searching easier and more visually engaging, especially when displaying the different formats available. Users can easily sort through beautiful browse categories to discover new materials. Users can access their library account, library card, and place holds on items. Libraries will love that their catalog and app have a seamless look and feel. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Digital Magazines now available to K-12 schools worldwide in Sora reading app. In response to educators' need for more digital content to support classroom learning, OverDrive Education now offers popular digital magazines to schools around the world via the Sora student reading app. Schools can purchase an affordable bundle of 50 always-available educational and recreational magazines for all students who use Sora. Sora is the student reading app available in more than 50,000 schools worldwide. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2021

ByWater Solutions Marion County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Marion County Library System in Florida is now live on Koha. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces development of new books ordering platform. As the books marketplace continues to evolve, EBSCO Information Services is committed to evolving with it, by prioritizing the changing needs of libraries and their patrons. This evolution relies on EBSCO's investment in the books ecosystem and the ability to reimagine innovative, open and interoperable library workflows. Starting from discovery and acquisition to research and the end-user experience, these investments build upon the long-time strength of EBSCO's existing book services. [Full Announcement].

Bibliotheca Biblio+, a library of entertainment at your fingertips. Bibliotheca unveiled biblio+, a new streaming service for libraries and their patrons, in a live virtual event attended by 400 librarians from all around North America.  biblio+ is turning the library streaming model on its head by offering unlimited, ad-free streaming for one affordable subscription price. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2021

ByWater Solutions Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative goes live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative in Florida is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support. [Full Announcement].

BioOne BioOne announces Lauren Kane as next President and CEO. The BioOne Board of Directors has appointed Lauren Kane as the next President/CEO of BioOne, beginning January 1, 2022. She succeeds Susan Skomal, Ph.D. who has announced her retirement after 16 years at BioOne's helm. [Full Announcement].

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