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January 4, 2022

Informatics Informatics launches Scite.AI in India -- the Next Generation Citation Database. Informatics has launched Scite.AI in India – the next Generation citation database that looks far ahead of traditionally known citation databases. The launch program is scheduled as part of the 6th Library Technology Conclave on the coming Friday, the 7th January 2022, as both physical and online event. [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].

September 21, 2021

Ex Libris Japan’s National Institute of Informatics Library goes live with Ex Libris Alma library services and Primo Discovery to improve efficiency in accessing academic resources with a centralized system. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo discovery solution have gone live at the National Institute of Informatics, in Japan. The Alma platform will support the NII, which is dedicated to the creation of future value in the new field of informatics. [Full Announcement].

August 17, 2021

Informatics scite and Informatics Group partner to bring the next generation of citations to India. scite, an award-winning Citation Database for discovering and understanding research articles via Smart Citations, and Informatics Publishing Ltd., Bangalore, a leading provider of Information products and services to higher education and research market in India, have partnered to launch and market the Scite in India. The partnership builds upon an already established working relationship between the two companies, including the integration of scite's Smart Citations into J-Gate, a search and discovery tool developed by Informatics and used by hundreds of universities. In addition to the integration of Smart Citations, Informatics will also act as the exclusive re-seller of scite in India. [Full Announcement].

August 12, 2021

LIBERO LIBERO joins forces with industry-leading technology provider Knosys. Insight Informatics announced the entry of its LIBERO system into the Australian Stock Exchange through the acquisition of the LIBERO business by the newly formed company LIBERO Systems Pty. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Knosys Limited. Knosys is a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider based in Melbourne, with specialist expertise in helping businesses manage information and knowledge. [Full Announcement].

Knosys Knosys to acquire LIBERO, a leading Library Management Software business. Knosys Limited, a global software-as-a-service SaaS information technology company announced that it and a special purpose subsidiary have executed a conditional asset and share-sale agreement to acquire the LIBERO business from Libero Software Pty Ltd and Insight Informatics Pty Ltd. LIBERO is a leading Library Management Software business with 116 clients located across 8 countries. As an LMS business, LIBERO delivers a new digital experience in managing asset collections, employees and interactions with their members. It allows multiple sites to share collections of items, allows employees and customers to better search for items, analyses usage patterns and automates processes to streamline engagement with digital users. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2021

National Institute of Informatics Renewal of Academic Information System After 36 Years New Catalog Information Service Corresponding to Digital Resources to Be Introduced from 2022. National Institute of Informatics (NII; Director General: Dr. KITSUREGAWA Masaru, Tokyo, Japan) has begun reconstruction of NACSIS-CAT/ILL, a catalog information service used by more than 1,300 institutions, mainly university libraries. [Full Announcement].

Kinokuniya Company. NII and Kinokuniya to build a New NACSIS-CAT/ILL System for Digitization of Academic Resources and Provision of World Class Service. Kinokuniya Company was appointed to undertake the project commissioned by National Institute of Informatics Provision of Catalog Information Service and Electronic Resource Management System. NACSIS-CAT/ILL, the catalog information service operated by NII, is currently used by more than 1,300 institutions, mainly university libraries, as a union catalog database comprehensively covering Japanese academic resources. Through the reconstruction and enhancement of NACSIS-CAT/ILL by the cooperation of domestic and international system vendors, Kinokuniya contributes to establishing the academic research infrastructure in Japan which willadvance the digitization of academic resources and the provision of world class service. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2021

Ex Libris Japan’s National Institute of Informatics paves the way for Japanese libraries of the future with Ex Libris Alma services. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform has been selected by the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan, an interuniversity institute that promotes research in information-related areas. The decision was based on strategies defined in the 2019 Vision on Future Scholarly Information Systems, prepared by Japan's Future Scholarly Information Systems Committee under the auspices of the Council for Promoting Collaboration between University Libraries and the National Institute of Informatics. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC to provide new national cataloging platform for libraries in Japan. The National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan has selected OCLC to replace NII's current library metadata infrastructure. OCLC will provide a cataloging environment for more than 1,300 libraries in Japan with a union catalog that replaces the existing system, NACSIS-CAT/ILL.The NACSIS-CAT/ILL, launched in 1985, has been widely used among Japanese university libraries and other institutions, bringing together 13 million bibliographic records and 147 million holdings records. A versatile metadata platform developed by OCLC will serve as the foundation for the new NACSIS-CAT/ILL system. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Yewno The University of Piraeus adopts Yewno Discover, a powerful tool for AI driven research. Yewno, a leading global provider of artificial intelligence solutions, today announces that the University of Piraeus will be adopting Yewno Discover, an AI-powered academic research platform. The University of Piraeus will be the first university in Greece to offer its students and researchers this web-based solution. [Full Announcement].

January 21, 2021

East Carolina University. ECU educational researcher secures patents for innovative student assessment technology. Dr. R. Todd Watkins Jr, assistant dean for dental education and informatics at the ECU School of Dental Medicine has secured two patents that provide practical analytics for student and instructor performance related to competence in addition to traditional grades. [Full Announcement].

December 10, 2020

Virginia Tech University. Grant awarded to University Libraries to study curation of interdisciplinary data and collaborative research. University Libraries in collaboration with libraries at Indiana University and the University of Colorado Boulder have been awarded a 2-year, $378,046 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant under the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. Together these university libraries will address the challenge of curating data produced during interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative successfully serves libraries with additional resources and support during global pandemic. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has successfully worked with customers around the world to help them sustain and update operations during the global pandemic. Working with individual libraries, Innovative has offered free services and discounted subscriptions when needed. Globally, Innovative has also provided a significant amount of new resources and a comprehensive approach to customer support. [Full Announcement].

July 25, 2020

LIBERO Chemnitz University Library Praises LIBERO’s Excellent Customer Service. The Chemnitz University Library is the largest scientific and technical library in Western Saxony, Germany and thus also the centre of library services for this region. Founded in 1836, the library is open to the public, university staff and all those interested in scientific information. [Full Announcement].

July 10, 2020

LIBERO Announcing LIBERO IS GmbH. To better serve the German LIBERO customer base and the German library market, the LIBERO team has established LIBERO IS GmbH (LIBERO Information Systems) in Germany. This will give German library sites the option to contract directly with LIBERO IS GmbH should it be required. The ability to engage directly with Insight Informatics Pty. Ltd. (Australia) also remains an option. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2020

LIBERO Isaac Regional Library migrates to LIBERO Cloud. Isaac Regional Library had a smooth transition from a Library Management system (LMS) that was no longer fit for purpose, to LIBERO's flagship product, LIBERO Cloud. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2020

Ex Libris National Library of Medicine migrates to Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo solution. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the National Library of Medicine has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution to replace the institution’s Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system (ILS) and the WebVoyage online public access catalog. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2019

LIBERO Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library moves to Libero Cloud. Insight Informatics, developers of LIBERO, is proud to announce that Richmond Upper Clarence Regional Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud for their Library system. [Full Announcement].

LIBERO Armidale Regional Council Library chose Libero Cloud. Armidale Regional Council Library chose LIBERO Cloud as its library system solution for two reasons, to keep ahead of the curve and because of its previous experience with LIBERO customer service. [Full Announcement].