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May 24, 2022

Copyright Clearance Center Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Participating in CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction. Copyright Clearance Center announced Evan-Moor Educational Publishers as the newest publisher participating in its Annual Copyright License for Curriculum & Instruction. Nearly 60 publishers have joined the license since its launch in July 2021. The ACLCI addresses the diverse licensing needs of EdTech providers, core and supplemental curriculum developers, and custom publishing companies, as well as U.S. State Departments of Education and K-12 school districts. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Announcing new Libby Extras: Stingray Classica. The world's premium destination for classical music can now be added to your digital library! With Stingray Classica, your users can watch prestigious productions filmed at the grandest venues throughout the world — all from the comfort of their home [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2022

Patron Point Hamilton City Libraries (NZ) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Hamilton City Libraries in Hamilton, New Zealand has selected its patron engagement platform to support their ongoing strategies and campaigns to increase awareness of the range of services (new and existing), facilities and materials offered by their libraries. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners Awarded 2022 Utah Library Association Awards. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that several Utah Partners were awarded 2022 Florida Library Association Awards. [Full Announcement].

May 19, 2022

IGI Global IGI Global Announces New Emerging Topic e-Collections. IGI Global, a medium sized independent publisher, recently announced the release of their new Emerging Topic e-Collections. These highly concentrated topic oriented bundles are ideal for libraries seeking to expand holdings in popular research areas. Each Emerging Topic e-Collection offers high quality, peer-reviewed references bundled into focused e-collections ranging from 30 to 480+ e-books. Each e-collections is expertly curated and favorably priced, providing a no nonsense solution for libraries to easily and affordably enhance coverage in must have and trending areas. [Full Announcement].

May 18, 2022

Patron Point Patron Point Recommends reading recommendation solution extended to enable Staff Picks. Patron Point announced that it has added new functionality to its Patron Point Recommends reading recommendation service with the launch of a “Staff Picks” feature set. Patron Point Recommends offers libraries the opportunity to generate automatically curated reading recommendation lists for patrons who opt-in to the service. The recommended titles are presented in beautifully designed templates and are all linked directly to the library catalog. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2022

Patron Point Jersey City Free Public Library chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Jersey City Free Public Library, New Jersey, has selected our patron engagement platform to support the Library's strategic goal for community engagement driven by a comprehensive marketing, communications and outreach plan. [Full Announcement].

May 9, 2022

Wiley Wiley signs Declaration on Research Assessment, deepens commitment to responsible research assessment. Global research and education leader Wiley announced it has signed the Declaration on Research Assessment, which is a world-wide initiative designed to improve the ways in which the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2022

Patron Point Johnson County Library launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to provide access to ideas, information, experiences and materials that support and enrich people's lives. Patron Point will allow the Library to be more responsive to evolving community needs. [Full Announcement].

May 5, 2022

ByWater Solutions San Luis Obispo 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 San Luis Obispo Public Libraries in California is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater migrated over 157,000 bib records, 362,000 item records, and over 58,000 borrowers. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2022

Patron Point Lakeland Library Cooperative, MI chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Lakeland Library Cooperative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to strengthen member libraries in eight west Michigan counties by providing the means to share resources, services, and expertise for the benefit of individuals and communities. The Cooperative provides consulting services, delivery, continuing education, advocacy, group purchases, and a shared public access catalog to member libraries. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation Libraries Contribute Bibliographic Records for TLC's ITS.MARC Databases. The Library Corporation has expanded ITS.MARC resources with new contributed datasets. TLC established new partnerships to provide libraries with access to recently published titles. The high-quality copy cataloging service from TLC now provides over 81 million records from 23 databases. Of which, school and public library partners contribute 1.2 million records, with more on the way. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2022

Axiell Axiell's Quria platform chosen by Viken Fylke to strengthen cooperation in the region. Axiell, the leading software vendor for public libraries in Europe, announces new customers for Axiell Quria in Norway. Earlier this year, Viken County Library, in partnership with 22 municipalities and all the upper secondary schools in the county, issued a tender to choose a new library system. Viken County Library chose Axiell's cloud-based platform Quria and Quria Discover. Through this partnership, Quria will now serve nearly 700 000 inhabitants. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2022

Patron Point Sacramento Public Library (CA) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to inspire its communities to discover, learn and grow. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2022

OCLC Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research is now live with OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. The UFZ is one of the world's leading research centers in the field of environmental research. Currently employing 1,100 people, it has earned an excellent reputation as an international center of expertise in environmental sciences. [Full Announcement].

Las Vegas Clark-County Library District. Las Vegas-Clark County Library District launches barrier-busting cell phone lending initiative. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is taking another significant step toward bridging the digital divide with a new technology initiative. Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the Nevada State Library, Nevada Homeless Alliance and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, are partnering with the Library District's groundbreaking Cell Phone Lending Program, which provides smart phones to low-income residents, and those experiencing homelessness. Each phone comes pre-loaded with Library District apps that provide life-enriching and educational resources as well as critical social and community services. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2022

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions partners with Springshare to bring LibCal Integration to Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they have partnered with Springshare, a leading SaaS vendor for libraries and educational institutions, to provide integration with LibCal and Aspen Discovery. With this integration, common customers of ByWater's Aspen Discovery and Springshare's LibCal will see LibCal event information and registration data seamlessly integrated into Aspen content pages. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2022

Patron Point Omaha Public Library (NE) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Omaha Public Library of Omaha, Nebraska, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of strengthening its communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2022

Overdrive New access model OverDrive Max lowers library costs for ebook and audiobook collections. As part of its ongoing library advocacy, OverDrive released a growing list of publishers that now offer “OverDrive Max,” a digital book access model for schools and libraries developed to meet growing reader demand. Under the OverDrive Max model (also known as metered concurrent use), libraries can stock bundles of up to 100 loans for popular digital books with no expiration date. With each Max title the cost to serve each reader is typically the lowest available cost for libraries and schools for lending the ebook or audiobook. [Full Announcement].

April 11, 2022

Crowley Company The Crowley Company selected to represent ROWE large format scanners in North America and the UK. The Crowley Company has been tapped by ROTH + WEBER GmbH to represent its innovative large format ROWE scan systems in North America and the United Kingdom. The ROWE scan systems digitize large format still media up to 60” in width and are ideal for those with blueprints, newspapers, maps, plats, posters and other large flat media to preserve and digitize. [Full Announcement].

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