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December 13, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Waukegan Public Library selects Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Waukegan Public Library in Illinois has selected Vega Discover, Innovative's modern discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

June 28, 2021

Overdrive World’s Largest Digital Book Club’s next title The Quiet Girl now available in public libraries. Public libraries around the globe are connecting their communities of readers together during the next Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From June 28-July 12, readers can solve a compelling mystery in S.F. Kosa's debut thriller, The Quiet Girl, ebook from their public library. Big Library Read is available in over 20,000 libraries around the world, including approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During past programs, readers have participated in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines and creator of Libby. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2021

Ingram Content Group Two Rivers Distribution signs four new publishing clients. Two Rivers Distribution, a brand of Ingram Content Group, announced the addition of four new clients to its global sales and distribution network effective spring 2021: Platform Books LLC, LIFELINES, G Editions, and Girl Friday Books. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2020

ByWater Solutions Galveston College Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that Galveston College Library, Galveston, Texas, is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 52,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2019

MOBIUS Seymour Community Library Joins Missouri Evergreen. The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Seymour Community Library went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 44th member to go live on the system. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2018

Kanopy L Squared Capital Partners Completes Growth Investment in Kanopy. L Squared Capital Partners announced a growth investment in Kanopy, which represents L Squared’s eighth platform investment over the past four years. Headquartered in San Francisco, Kanopy is a streaming video platform that offers millions of professors, students, and public library patrons free and convenient access to a unique collection of 30,000 highly curated films and documentaries. Kanopy has emerged as the leading destination for thoughtful educational entertainment with content ranging from award winning independent films and documentaries to cinematic classics to engaging lifelong learning course modules. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2018

OCLC University of Bristol selects OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to manage collections. The University of Bristol has selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to help manage their print monographs as they transform their library space. [Full Announcement].

February 20, 2018

OCLC University of Bristol selects OCLC WorldShare Management Services. The University of Bristol, ranked among the top universities in the world, has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its new cloud-based library services platform. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2017

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics expands SHAREit Product Management to meet continued ppen platform-based resource sharing demand. Auto-Graphics, Inc., the Industry-leading and first Web-based library resource management solutions provider, is excited to announce the expansion of SHAREit product management due to continued expansion and growth of its open platform- based resource sharing solution, SHAREit. SHAREit is built on library standards such as Z39.50, SIP2, NCIP, and ISO ILL, ensuring SHAREit interoperates with pre-existing library software, no matter what vendor ILS is in place, unlike other resource sharing products. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2017

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group names New Associates and Promotions. Ingram Content Group today announced promotions and new associates to the company. Lisa Tomasello has joined Ingram as the Director of Mass Merchandisers Sales. Jillian Lyn Farley has joined Ingram as Manager for Trade Shows & Events at Ingram Content Group .Mark Hunt has been named a Senior National Sales Manager for Lightning Source. Katie Edwards has been promoted to Client Manager for Ingram Publisher Services. Sanford Hernandez was promoted to Manager, Specialty Retail for Ingram Publisher Services. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2017

ProQuest ProQuest integrates text and video in seamless search to improve research experiences. One fast, comprehensive search now encompasses content in the ProQuest platform and Alexander Street’s popular Academic Video Online, connecting researchers seamlessly to documentaries, training videos, journal articles, news, dissertations, primary sources, ebooks and more in one place. Subscribers to the ProQuest platform and Academic Video Online can now offer their users a more powerful user experience and better contextual and serendipitous discovery. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2016

Clarivate Thomson Reuters reinvents keyword search Technology with new Smart Search for Thomson Innovation. The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters reinvented search technology for intellectual property (IP) researchers in its latest update to Thomson Innovation, the premiere IP research and analysis solution. Thomson Innovation brings together the world's most comprehensive international patent coverage and the industry's most powerful IP analysis tools, helping users make more accurate, informed decisions. The latest release to Thomson Innovation updates the Smart Search feature, which now allows users to search using full blocks of text in addition to traditional Boolean search terms. [Full Announcement].

March 30, 2016

follett Follett Acquires Wobo, Inc., BookVolume. Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., formerly Woody's Books, Inc, a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2015

Ingram Content Group Eric Shotwell joins Ingram Content Group. Ingram Content Group today announced that Mr. Eric Shotwell has joined the company as a Senior Sales Representative for Ingram Library Services, covering Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2015

Scottish Library and Information Council. New Vision Set Out for Scotland’s Public Libraries. The first national strategy for Scotland’s public libraries has been published today and sets out a vision for strengthening the role of libraries in communities and responding positively to the digital and information age. [Full Announcement].

November 4, 2014

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO modernizes publication discovery with Full-Text Finder. EBSCO Information Service continues to modernize publication discovery with the introduction of Full-Text Finder. Available to all EBSCO Discovery Service customers with their subscription, and as a stand-alone application to non-subscribers, Full-Text Finder delivers the intuitive, time-saving experience when searching for journals, e-books and articles, and managing the library’s holdings. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2014

Ingram Content Group Education Publisher Kendall Hunt Selects Ingram for Content Logistics. Ingram Content Group and Kendall Hunt Publishing announced a third-party logistics agreement that integrates Kendall Hunt's leading pre K-12 and higher education course content with Ingram's inventory management, logistics and print solutions. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2014

BioMed Central. BioMed Central announces winner of 8th Annual Research Award. The winners of BioMed Central’s 8th Annual Research Award were announced last night at the Metabolism, Diet and Disease: Cancer and metabolism conference last night at the Georgetown University Hotel and conference center, Washington DC. [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2014

Soutron Global SLA Past-Presidents Deb Hunt and Guy St. Clair Discuss the New Knowledge Services – from Collections to Connections. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing The New Knowledge Services – From Collections to Connections. The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10th, from 9:30–11:00 am at Vancouver Convention Centre West, Room 220, during the SLA 2014 Conference. SLA Past Presidents Deb Hunt (Information Edge/Mechanics’ Institute) and Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speakers. [Full Announcement].

May 8, 2013

Soutron Global SLA presidents discuss how to establish the Relevancy Level for specialized libraries. International library transformation company Soutron Global announces its sponsorship of a new SLA seminar discussing how to establish special library relevancy. The seminar is scheduled for June 10th from 12:30-2:00pm at the San Diego Marriott Marquis Hotel during the SLA 2013 Conference. SLA President Deb Hunt (Information Edge) and SLA Past-President Guy St. Clair (SMR International) will be the guest speakers. [Full Announcement].