Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


May 7, 2021

Third Iron Third Iron announces available LibKey integration with CAB Direct. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced the availability of LibKey integration for libraries subscribing to CABI databases on CAB Direct. LibKey delivers fast, one-click access to millions of library-subscribed and Open Access articles, available from publisher and aggregator sources. CAB Direct is the leading source in applied life sciences that incorporates CAB Abstracts and Global Health. [Full Announcement].

June 30, 2020

Third Iron Third Iron releases LibKey Link and LibKey.io. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced the release of two new LibKey services: LibKey Link and LibKey.io. LibKey Link delivers one-click access to tens of millions of library-subscribed and open access articles from any database where a link resolver is used today. LibKey.io is a website that resolves DOI and PubMed ID searches through library and open access sources, all in one-click; libkey.io/ may also be added as a prefix to any DOI or PMID, connecting researchers to the article from their library resources. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2019

Third Iron LibKey Discovery now integrated with WorldCat Discovery. Third Iron, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced an integration of their service LibKey Discovery and OCLC WorldCat Discovery. LibKey Discovery delivers one-click linking to PDF articles and links that take the user from article records back to the original journal issue or to the most recent issue of the journal. Libraries can easily add LibKey Discovery to their OCLC WorldCat Discovery service using the OCLC Service Configuration module. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2019

Third Iron Third Iron releases LibKey Nomad. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced the availability of LibKey Nomad. LibKey Nomad is a Chrome extension designed for users who start their research journey outside the library, delivering one-click access from references found on scholarly websites to full text articles available from a researcher's library and open access sources. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2019

Third Iron Third Iron releases LibKey Link for PubMed. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced the availability of LibKey Link for PubMed. PubMed is the world's leading biomedical database used by millions of researchers around the world. LibKey Link enables medical libraries to add one-click access to PDFs from both subscribed and Open Access sources to expedite researcher workflow and simplify access. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2019

Digital Public Library of America New collaborative effort to develop a national digital ebooks platform for libraries announced. The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), The New York Public Library (NYPL), and LYRASIS are pleased to announce a new collaboration to help provide all public libraries with a free, open, library-controlled platform for managing their ebook and audiobook services. Through this newly-established collaboration, DPLA, NYPL, and LYRASIS will each offer core services and tools that, in combination, will provide public libraries across the United States with a full-service pathway to acquire and deliver ebooks and audiobooks through a library-controlled marketplace and platform. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2017

Lyrasis LYRASIS and DPLA Announce Partnership to Provide eContent Services through Library Simplified. LYRASIS and DPLA are proud to announce a partnership to pilot a new eContent delivery and management service for libraries. The new initiative will offer cloud-based hosting of Library Simplified, an open source, middleware solution and administrative tool for libraries used to merge content from multiple sources, add open content, manage and curate collections and make them available in SimplyE. SimplyE is the open source iOS and Android app that provides robust multi-library discovery and reading capabilities. With the launch of this service, libraries can now acquire eContent in the DPLA Exchange (exchange.dp.la), manage and merge it with other content through the hosted Library Simplified administrative interface, then deliver to users in SimplyE. Together these services offer, for the first time, the possibility of a seamless and fully library-based delivery platform for licensed and open eContent. [Full Announcement].

February 3, 2017

EBSCO Information Services GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO partners with Digitalia Hispanica to provide Spanish e-book content through GOBI. A new partnership between GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) and Digitalia Hispanica (Digitalia) is making thousands of Spanish-language e-books available in GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. As a result, libraries can use the GOBI acquisitions tool to efficiently acquire Spanish-language academic e-books in minutes from within their existing GOBI workflow. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2016

Golden Gate Capital. Koch Agrees to Invest over $2 billion in Infor. Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement in which Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., has agreed to make an investment of more than $2 billion in the company. The investment will provide Infor access to additional growth capital to accelerate innovation, expand distribution, and continue disrupting the enterprise applications industry. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2016

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative automates library acquisitions workflow with GOBI integration from YBP Library Services. Innovative Interfaces has collaborated with YBP Library Services to enhance Sierra acquisitions with an integration between Innovative’s RESTful API and YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information). [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2016

EBSCO Information Services YBP Library Services partners with Taylor and Francis to offer Routledge E-book titles through GOBI. E-books from the Taylor and Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services. This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books. As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis and the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Science. Like all titles that are available from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform, the Routledge e-book titles are available DRM-free. [Full Announcement].

March 16, 2016

EBSCO Information Services YBP Library Services partners with Rittenhouse Book Distributors. Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. will now offer its R2 Digital Library through YBP Library Services’ GOBI acquisition platform. This partnership provides thousands of top health sciences e-books from Rittenhouse to the academic libraries served by GOBI. Once purchased through GOBI, the e-books are available instantly. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2016

Third Iron BrowZine Delivers Mobile Journal Access For IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company developing innovative services for libraries, publishers and their users, announced a technology partnership with the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. IEEE SSCS has selected BrowZine, the leading service from Third Iron, as the mobile platform to deliver the premier publications IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine. All members of the IEEE SSCS may download the free BrowZine application and use their IEEE-Xplore credentials to find, browse and read these SSCS publications from their mobile devices. [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].

November 9, 2015

EBSCO Information Services YBP Library Services and University of Chicago work together to improve Kuali OLE acquisition workflow. Libraries using Kuali OLE and GOBI from YBP Library Services will be able to use a new functionality that will streamline the acquisitions process. The OLE GobiAPI will allow the real-time transfer of bibliographic and order details for all print and electronic orders placed via the GOBI platform. [Full Announcement].

October 16, 2015

EBSCO Information Services Al Manhal is now an e-book supplier for GOBI. E-books from Al Manhal are now available in GOBI, the primary tool for the discovery and acquisition of digital and print monographic content from YBP Library Services. This allows libraries to acquire e-books from the leading Arabic language e-book provider from the same source they acquire many of their other print books and e-books. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2015

Third Iron Third Iron announces release of BrowZine Web Edition. Third Iron, LLC, a leading information technology company, today announced the release of BrowZine Web Edition. BrowZine is the preferred service researchers around the world use to browse, read and follow the scholarly journals available from their library. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2015

EBSCO Information Services University of Florida Selects YBP Library Services for Collection Development. The University of Florida (UF) has agreed to partner with YBP Library Services for YBP's integrated digital and print discovery and fulfillment services. YBP will serve as a key vendor for academic content for the University and will provide acquisition and collection development to UF via its GOBI interface. GOBI provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than 1 million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers. [Full Announcement].

February 20, 2015

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO shows major commitment to library workflows. EBSCO Information Services is announcing a significant investment in the library workflow with the acquisition of YBP Library Services from Baker andTaylor. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO acquires YBP Library Services and Its GOBI Platform from Baker & Taylor. EBSCO Information Services is announcing a significant investment in the library workflow with the acquisition of YBP Library Services from Baker &Taylor. [Full Announcement].

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