Library Technology Guides

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January 24, 2022

Yewno University of Edinburgh adopts Yewno Discover to offer AI-powered research through their libraries. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, today announces that the University of Edinburgh has adopted their Yewno Discover platform. Edinburgh is the first university in Scotland to offer Yewno Discover through their university library. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2022

Gale Group Gale Digital Scholar Lab innovates with new interface and enhanced analysis tools to better support teaching and learning. Gale, part of a Cengage Group, has expanded Gale Digital Scholar Lab with new and improved features that provide digital humanities (DH) researchers with a better user experience. With a new interface and redesigned analysis tools, Gale Digital Scholar Lab now provides a more consistent and streamlined experience for DH researchers that supports usability, accessibility, as well as replicable and extensible research. Developed based on user feedback, these updates assist researchers of all levels as they navigate text and data mining workflows and improve the experience of running analyses and investigating research outcomes. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2022

Catalyst IT Auckland University of Technology and Catalyst celebrate the Koha Project go-live. The Catalyst Koha team is excited to announce that Auckland University of Technology has officially gone live with the Koha Library Management System. AUT is the first university from New Zealand or Australia to implement Koha. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2022

Index Data Spokane (Washington) Public Library Adopts the FOLIO Platform. Spokane (Washington) Public Library became the first public library in North America to use the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The library uses Index Data to host and support the open source platform for its six branches and community of 210,000 residents. Averaging over two million circulations per year, it is among the largest installations of FOLIO to date. [Full Announcement].

January 17, 2022

Talis Langara College Joins Talis Aspire Resource List Management Solution (RLMS) Community to streamline copyright workflows and improve student success. The Talis Aspire community in Canada continues to grow, as Langara College joins the University of Alberta, Capilano University, MacEwan University, and Okanagan College in benefitting from the platform-neutral Resource List Management Solution. Talis Aspire will facilitate library oversight of copyright workflows, reducing risk across the university, while amplifying library visibility and use of licensed resources at the point of student learning. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2022

ByWater Solutions First Nations Information Connection Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that First Nations Information Connection Libraries in Alberta, Canada is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 57,000 plus bibliographic records from Symphony ILS with SirsiDynix. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2022

FOLIO FOLIO Library Services Platform Launches Kiwi Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has issued its latest named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform (LSP). The Kiwi Release includes platform updates and integration improvements in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and features. The Kiwi Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a more efficient user experience in the FOLIO platform. These enhancements include updates made to cataloging where libraries can now manage MARC holdings in FOLIO. Improvements to acquisitions provide the LSP with even more flexibility when creating new orders via GOBI®. The Kiwi Release also made improvements to circulation by providing improved logging related to patron notice processing as to capture all errors and add them to circulation log. These are just a few of the improvements made in the Kiwi Release, view the full list of improvements here. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2022

Ubiquity Press University of North Alabama Upgrades Its Institutional Repository with Ubiquity Repositories. The end of 2021 saw the launch of University of North Alabama's Repository of Open Access Research (RoOAR) powered by Ubiquity Repositories. After testing various software and repository providers, UNA chose the Ubiquity Repositories platform, which largely outperformed all its competitors. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2022

Times Higher Education Unrivaled reach across higher education markets: THE acquires Inside Higher Ed. THE (Times Higher Education), the world's leading provider of higher education data and insights, is delighted to have completed the acquisition of Inside Higher Ed, the U.S. provider of news, analysis and solutions for universities and colleges. [Full Announcement].

December 22, 2021

ReShare Community Project ReShare welcomes Boston Library Consortium. Project ReShare closes out the year by welcoming the Boston Library Consortium to the ReShare Community. In addition to contributing leadership and engagement to the Project, BLC will be making a significant financial contribution. Founded in 1970, the BLC is an academic library consortium serving 21 public and private universities, liberal arts colleges, state and special research libraries in the northeastern United States. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2021

NISO Dr. Patricia Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO’s Miles Conrad Award for 2022. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be the recipient of the 2022 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. [Full Announcement].

Wiley Wiley and Carnegie Mellon University Sign Agreement to Make Research More Widely Accessible. Global research and education leader Wiley today announced a three-year open access agreement with Carnegie Mellon University, a renowned research university in the United States. The agreement will enable Carnegie Mellon's researchers the ability to publish all accepted articles open access in Wiley's journals, meaning that they are freely available to read and share upon publication. This agreement marks a critical step in the university's open access journey, expanding the reach of the research published by its distinguished faculty, most notably including forward-looking fields of study such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation. [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2021

OCLC Griffith University extends OCLC partnership with move to WorldShare Management Services. Griffith University, in Australia, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as their new library management system to integrate workflows and increase visibility and access to resources. [Full Announcement].

Preservica The New York Public Library announces partnership with Preservica for preservation of unique digital collections. Preservica, the world leader in active digital preservation software, announced The New York Public Library has selected Preservica's Enterprise Private Cloud to preserve and safeguard its vital digital content.With 56 million items and 92 locations including branches and research centers, The New York Public Library is one of the largest and most widely visited library systems in the world. The Library, a private non-profit, offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming, digital services, and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. [Full Announcement].

December 12, 2021

Patron Point Alvin Sherman Library (FL) joins the Patron Point community.. Patron Point announced that Alvin Sherman Library in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's goal of increasing awareness of all that the library has to offer the community. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2021

International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers STM Solutions builds collaboration platform to safeguard research integrity. STM Solutions, the operational arm of STM (The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) announced that it has started the development of a powerful new platform to detect integrity issues in manuscripts submitted for publication to scholarly journals. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2021

EBSCO Information Services GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now offers manchesterhive from Manchester University Press. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCOnow supports the Manchester University Press  e-book platform, manchesterhive. With the addition of the manchesterhive platform, libraries will gain access to more than 2,000 DRM-free title-by-title e-books and nine eCollections through GOBI. All titles on the Manchester University Press e-book platform are Unlimited User, DRM-free and available worldwide. [Full Announcement].

December 1, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate announces change in executive leadership. Clarivate announced a change to our executive leadership team. Clarivate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard Hanks is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Jonathan Collins, who is currently Executive Vice President and CFO of Dana Incorporated. Collins will be joining Clarivate effective Dec. 16 as Executive Vice President and CFO. Hanks will remain with Clarivate until April 1 to support the CFO transition. [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Jorge Tadeo Lozano University to adopt the FOLIO LSP. Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (UTadeo) has become the first library in Colombia to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform (LSP). The university will use EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for implementation and hosting services via EBSCO FOLIO. UTadeo has begun implementation and has plans to go fully live on FOLIO in May 2022. [Full Announcement].

LibLynx LibLynx integrates with theIPregistry.org to simplify access control for De Gruyter. LibLynx has integrated data from theIPregistry.org into its Identity & Access solution to enable publishers to automatically maintain registered IP addresses. The enhanced service launched on the new De Gruyter publishing platform in October 2021. [Full Announcement].

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