December 8, 2021
SAGE Publishing founder Sara Miller McCune passes control of SAGE to the SAGE-SMM Trust. SAGE Publishing founder and owner Sara Miller McCune has signed over her voting shares and control of the company to the independent SAGE-SMM Trust. The move takes an irrevocable step towards her long-standing estate plan goal of ensuring SAGE remains an independent company focused on its mission to build bridges to knowledge through educational and research publishing. [Full Announcement].
December 7, 2021
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].
Kanopy announces addition of Milestone Films Library through their strategic partnership with Kino Lorber. Kanopy, the company dedicated to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, entertain, and educate, has announced the addition of the Milestone Films library through their partnership with Kino Lorber to distribute more than 130 films to academic and public libraries around the globe. Kino Lorber and Milestone recently announced a multi-year strategic distribution and acquisition agreement under which Kino Lorber has domestic and international distribution rights to Milestone's library and all its future restorations and acquisitions under the “Milestone Films in association with Kino Lorber” banner. [Full Announcement].
December 6, 2021
Pacific Rim and Indian Ocean libraries live on Bibliovation 7.2. Over a four-month timeframe, LibLime has brought six libraries live on the Bibliovation 7.2 Library Services Platform. These six public libraries are all supporting local community members for print and digital library needs in their respective locations. Two libraries are located in Guam; one is on the island of Diego Garcia; and three are in Japan including Atsugi, Sasebo, and Yokosuka. The migration processes began in late summer and continued throughout the fall. The library staffs are now enjoying the benefits of a 100% browser-based library management solution in a FedRAMP-certified hosting facility. The users of the libraries are accessing their collections and related resources using the Bibliovation Discovery Layer. [Full Announcement].
OPF welcomes Julie Allen as its new Executive Director. The Open Preservation Foundation announced the appointment of a new Executive Director, Julie Allen, who started on 1 December 2021. [Full Announcement].
SOLUS Library App Launch – City of Sydney, Australia becomes the 100th SOLUS built Library App of 2021 to go live. SOLUS is pleased to announce the launch of it's 100th new Library App of the year, with City of Sydney in Australia going live. [Full Announcement].
Official Launch of the Liberty ILMS in Vietnam. Softlink IC announced that on the 15th of September 2021, in conjunction with the Sao Mai Education Group, Liberty, our integrated library management system, was launched to libraries across Vietnam. [Full Announcement].
December 3, 2021
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].
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].
December 2, 2021
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].
SPARC Statement on Completion of Clarivate-ProQuest Merger. Clarivate, a leading research analytics company, announced its successful acquisition of ProQuest, one of the largest content and library technology providers. The merger, which follows review by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), increases concerns over the negative impacts that continued consolidation across the research enterprise will have on the academic community. [Full Announcement].
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].
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].
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].