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May 19, 2022

ORCID ORCID announces launch of new Global Participation Program and $1M Global Participation Fund. In an extension of their original support of ORCID's vision, AIP Publishing, American Physical Society, Cambridge University Press, CCC, Elsevier, Hindawi, IOP Publishing, PLOS, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley have once again demonstrated their commitment to ORCID by forgiving all or part of their original start-up loans to ORCID. These generous contributions, totaling just under US$ 1M, will support the establishment of an exciting initiative that aims to increase participation in interconnected research infrastructure in currently under-represented regions, with the ultimate aim to improve the visibility of researchers and reduce administrative burden on both researchers and institutions around the world. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2022

Soutron Global Miller Nash LLP replaces EOS.Web from SirsiDynix with Soutron. Soutron Global announces that law firm Miller Nash LLP has replaced legacy system EOS.Web from Sirsi Dynix with Soutron to help simplify their law library operations and reduce costs. Providing legal research to 150 lawyers in five offices is no easy task for Douglas Hull, Senior Legal Research Analyst for Miller Nash, LLP. In addition to furnishing research materials covering 22 practice areas, Douglas also performs research analysis in 15 different industries for the firm, providing insightful information to keep the firm's lawyers up to date with the latest legal intelligence. [Full Announcement].

March 28, 2022

Clarivate  Clarivate commits to #StandWithUkraine with launch of Resource Center for Displaced Researchers  . Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, launched a package of valuable Clarivate resources of software tools, information and insights to support displaced researchers from Ukraine. The resource center also contains news and content to help raise the profile, knowledge and understanding of Ukraine across the world. The launch of these resources follows the statement made by Clarivate, that it will cease all commercial activities in Russia, issued March 11.   [Full Announcement].

March 24, 2022

St. Louis County Library. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library launch shared catalog. St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library have launched a shared integrated library system, providing library cardholders access to nearly 5 million items. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2022

Galecia Group LibraryCall partners with Tolteca Press. LibraryCall announced, as part of its ongoing effort to reflect and honor the diversity of all children and families, a new partnership with San Diego-based publisher Tolteca Press. Tolteca Press is dedicated to preserving and teaching the cultural heritage of Chicano-Mexicano communities of the Southwestern region of the U.S. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2022

Cambridge University Press New agreements in the US advance Cambridge’s open access publishing goals. Transformative agreements with both the NERL and OhioLINK library consortia will support researchers at dozens more US universities and higher education institutions to publish their findings open access in Cambridge journals. [Full Announcement].

February 17, 2022

Solus SOLUS offers consortia-friendly app within an app mobile option. SOLUS announced the growing deployment of consortia “templates”, essentially an app-within-an-app, for member libraries within a consortium. A unique-to-the-SOLUS-mobile app is its ability to support consortium subscriptions, and then allow member libraries to have their own template, akin to an app-within-an-app. These templates then link to the master subscription – but at a fraction of the price of another stand-alone subscription. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2022

Ubiquity Press University of North Alabama Upgrades Its Institutional Repository with Ubiquity Repositories. The end of 2021 saw the launch of University of North Alabama's Repository of Open Access Research (RoOAR) powered by Ubiquity Repositories. After testing various software and repository providers, UNA chose the Ubiquity Repositories platform, which largely outperformed all its competitors. [Full Announcement].

January 5, 2022

Overdrive Public Libraries and Schools Surpass Half a Billion Digital Book Loans in 2021. As the pandemic persisted in 2021, librarians and educators enabled readers worldwide to borrow 506 million ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines, a 16% increase over 2020. With a focus on equity of access to books for all, libraries achieved all-time records for circulation while lowering the average cost-per-title borrowed. 2021 also produced a banner year of book sales and earnings to the authors and publishers who supply digital books to libraries. Data was reported by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

December 22, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate acquires Patient Connect, furthering position as a leading provider of patient-centric solutions.  Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced that it has acquired Patient Connect, a provider of patient engagement solutions that enable the measurement of clinical and commercial outcomes and inform the advancement of healthcare. Patient Connect patient engagement solutions improve patient outcomes by delivering clinical messaging to physicians and pharmacists at the point of patient contact. Clinical messaging is delivered in physician and pharmacist workflows, to help guide patients to better understand their treatment and disease and empower them to make informed healthcare decisions. Patient Connect has a global reach of 834,000 physicians, 600,000 pharmacists and 1,000,000,000 patients, by point of contact. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2021

EBSCO Information Services 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].

December 1, 2021

Clarivate 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].

November 30, 2021

LibLynx 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].

November 22, 2021

NISO NISO announces publication of its New Recommended Practice for Content Platform Migrations. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced the publication of its Recommended Practice, NISO RP-38-2021, Content Platform Migrations, which provides guidance to improve processes and communication between all parties, with suggested steps involved before, during, and after the migration of content from one platform to another. [Full Announcement].

November 19, 2021

United States Congress. Wyden and Eshoo Press for Answers on Restrictive E-Book Agreements That Limit Libraries’ Digital Lending. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., today sought answers about expensive, restrictive e-book lending contracts with libraries, in letters to nine e-book aggregators and platforms. Aggregators are middlemen that license e-books to libraries on behalf of book publishers, and can also develop the e-lending platforms used by library patrons. The questions are part of Wyden and Eshoo's ongoing inquiry into restrictions on public and academic libraries' ability to lend e-books. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2021

ProQuest Manchester University Press ebooks now available in the Rialto and OASIS Marketplaces. Librarians can now use the ProQuest Rialto and OASIS digital marketplaces to directly acquire thousands of ebook titles published by Manchester University Press. [Full Announcement].

November 2, 2021

Overdrive OverDrive Academic expands service and team dedicated to colleges and universities worldwide. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the expansion of OverDrive Academic, a division that supplies ebooks and audiobooks to two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Students and staff now benefit from increased access to more digital content and a dedicated team providing customized digital collections, tools to maximize efficiency and 24/7 support. OverDrive Academic serves hundreds of academic institutions with the industry's leading catalog and Libby, the award-winning reading app. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2021

NISO Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan to Give Opening Keynote at NISO Plus 2022. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan will give the opening keynote at their NISO Plus conference, on February 15, 2022. [Full Announcement].

October 15, 2021

Association of Research Libraries University of California, Santa Cruz to Become 126th Member of ARL. At its Fall 2021 Association Meeting held virtually September 28–October 6, the membership of the Association of Research Libraries voted to invite University of California, Santa Cruz Library to join ARL as the 126th member, effective January 1, 2022. Elizabeth Cowell, the Richard L. Press University Librarian and Presidential Chair, University Library, UC Santa Cruz, accepted the invitation. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces development of new books ordering platform. As the books marketplace continues to evolve, EBSCO Information Services is committed to evolving with it, by prioritizing the changing needs of libraries and their patrons. This evolution relies on EBSCO's investment in the books ecosystem and the ability to reimagine innovative, open and interoperable library workflows. Starting from discovery and acquisition to research and the end-user experience, these investments build upon the long-time strength of EBSCO's existing book services. [Full Announcement].

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