December 3, 2021
The library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn.. The library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung goes live on Koha with Admin Kuhn. [Admin Kuhn] Admin Kuhn, a Swiss Koha support company, announced today that the library of the Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung in Erkner (near Berlin), Germany, is now live on Koha! Admin Kuhn completed the transition of the library's 26'700 holdings from Allegro-C. [Full Announcement].
Columbus Metropolitan Library joins Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Columbus Metropolitan Library, in Columbus, Ohio has selected its patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic plan to inspire reading, share resources and connect people. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions presents with Pioneer Library Consortium for NCompass Live. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they joined Pioneer Library Consortium for an outreach presentation on NCompass Live, a weekly broadcast hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission. The Pioneer Library Consortium is currently migrating to Koha ILS and Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].
December 2, 2021
Wiley acquires open access innovator Knowledge Unlatched. Global research and education leader Wiley announced the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, an innovator in online open access solutions. With the acquisition of Knowledge Unlatched, Wiley continues to build on an acquisition strategy that advances its mission to unlock human potential. Recent acquisitions of J&J Editorial, Hindawi, Madgex and Atypon underscore the company's commitment to deliver innovative products and services that enable discovery, power education and shape workforces. [Full Announcement].
SAGE Publishing and Bodyswaps launch virtual reality resource for health and social care training. SAGE Publishing is partnering with Bodyswaps, an award-winning virtual reality (VR) platform, to launch a cutting-edge resource for health and social care training. The Mental Health Practitioner VR experience supports students in developing soft skills through an immersive virtual environment, representing a first step into a new generation of learning. [Full Announcement].
December 1, 2021
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].
Clarivate successfully completes acquisition of ProQuest. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has completed its acquisition of ProQuest – a leading global software, content, data and analytics provider. This succeeds the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, following a commitment to acquire the business from the Cambridge Information Group and other investors, announced on May 17, 2021. [Full Announcement].
Montgomery County Public Libraries go live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Montgomery County Public Libraries in Maryland is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 2 million item records from Symphony. [Full Announcement].
Ex Libris Esploro solution now integrated with ORCID to help researchers showcase their work effectively and consistently. Ex Libris announced the integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution and ORCID services. ORCID is a leading global, not-for-profit organization that uniquely identifies researchers and links them to their contributions. The integration now enables scholars to seamlessly share their ORCID iD with Esploro in order to strengthen the accuracy of their profiles and facilitate the tracking of their publications. Through this integration, Esploro and ORCID profiles are updated bidirectionally. Profile information includes, for example, education, affiliation, and a list of publications. Connecting scholars to their work is vitally important for making research outputs easily discoverable and also helps improve the accuracy of researchers' profiles. [Full Announcement].
November 30, 2021
Coherent Digital acquires the Taylor & Francis Digital Primary Source Archive. Coherent Digital has acquired the Taylor & Francis digital primary source archive, with plans to migrate the content to the award-winning Commons platform and enhance the collections. [Full Announcement].
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].
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].
Bryan College Station Library migrates to TLC for efficiency and security. The Library Corporation announced the recent implementation of Library.Solution for Bryan + College Station Public Library System. TLC completed the migration services for the three-site library system from their Polaris integrated library system earlier this month. [Full Announcement].
London Public Library joins Vega Development Partner Program. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that London Public Library in Ontario, Canada has joined Innovative's Vega Development Partner program. [Full Announcement].
Stockholm School of Economics selects Ex Libris Esploro. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Stockholm School of Economics, one of Europe's leading business schools, has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro current research information management system (CRIS) to increase research impact, make SSE's research publications more accessible, and render scholarly communication more efficient. [Full Announcement].
Let’s Get Libraries Online: Equinox Raises Funds for Library Websites. This #GivingTuesday, will you help fund a library's website? Equinox Open Library Initiative announces its 2021 fundraising campaign, “Let's Get Libraries Online!” From November 30, 2021 through December 31, 2021, Equinox is raising funds to provide libraries with their first websites. This initiative will offer libraries the opportunity to establish a web presence, share library information, broaden reach in the community, and expand access to library resources and collections. Funds raised will be matched with in-kind services from Equinox to deliver user-friendly, mobile-ready websites to selected libraries. [Full Announcement].
November 29, 2021
Elsevier. Elsevier acquires Osmosis.org, an innovative digital health education platform and enhances its global medical education portfolio. Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, announced that it has acquired Osmosis, a US-based visual learning platform that has simplified the complex learning journey for millions of current and future healthcare professionals and their patients around the world. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions joins koha-US for Giving Tuesday. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they will be joining koha-US for Giving Tuesday. The koha-US Education Committee will be holding a 2-hour YouTube Livestream on November 30th starting at 9:00am PST (Noon EST, 17:00 UTC) [Full Announcement].
NISO publishes updated Access and License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice. The National Information Standards Organization announced publication of its updated Access and License Indicators Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-2021). Originally published in 2015, this Recommended Practice defines the metadata indicators used to indicate free-to-read content, as well as for linking to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions partners with Unique to bring communication support to more Koha partners. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they have partnered with Unique Management Services to provide support and integration with communication services within Koha ILS. [Full Announcement].