June 24, 2022
Rockford Public Library (IL) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Rockford Public Library has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's marketing efforts. In particular, the library has identified a priority in streamlining patron registration and card renewal and has plans to use Patron Point in support of Rockford's mission to educate, inform, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of their community. [Full Announcement].
More than fifty libraries and library systems live on EBSCO FOLIO Library Services Platform. More than fifty universities and library systems across the globe have now adopted the full EBSCO FOLIO Library Services Platform or leveraged EBSCO FOLIO Electronic Resource Management via EBSCO FOLIO Services. The sites and systems that have adopted EBSCO FOLIO have leveraged the implementation expertise, hosting and support services available through EBSCO Information Services. While most have implemented the full LSP, libraries and systems have also moved from existing ERM tools or instituted their first-ever ERM leveraging EBSCO FOLIO. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services announces partnership with Clever. EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Clever, the most widely-used single sign-on portal for schools in the United States. This partnership serves as a solution for schools looking to streamline access to their EBSCO resources for students and teachers. Clever provides school districts with a single portal for their digital learning tools, where students and teachers have seamless access, eliminating the need to remember unique usernames and passwords for each tool. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services Announces 2022 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. EBSCO Information Services will be awarding $300,000 in grants to four libraries looking to further their sustainability goals. John D. MacArthur Campus Library at Florida Atlantic University, Florida; Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library, Wisconsin; Lincoln Library, Vermont; and Alan Batey Library and Learning Commons at Camosun College, British Columbia, Canada, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures. [Full Announcement].
UMass Amherst Libraries migrate to new Library Services Platform. The Libraries will migrate back-end system operations from the current library system (ALEPH) to FOLIO at the end of June 2022. FOLIO is a collaboration of libraries, developers, and vendors building an open source library services platform that supports traditional resource management functionality while also opening the door for innovation in an increasingly digital world. Our Five Colleges libraries will be the first consortium to fully implement FOLIO, and we are excited about the opportunities this forward-looking system will provide. [Full Announcement].
Watch your next book: Bibliotheca's new exclusive partnership brings Videobooks to public libraries. Through an exclusive partnership with the trailblazing media production company LIT Videobooks, Bibliotheca is making best-selling non-fiction books available to library patrons in a ground-breaking new video format. LIT Videobooks partners with best-selling authors and Emmy award-winning filmmakers to distill the core ideas of each book into a documentary-like video format under an hour. LIT Videobooks include interviews, live-action reenactments, animation, data visualization, and more. [Full Announcement].
June 23, 2022
Auto-Graphics announces cash dividend. Agent Information Software, the parent company of Auto-Graphics, declared a cash dividend of $0.035 per share that was approved by its Board of Directors at the annual shareholders meeting on May 25, 2022. The dividend will be paid on June 30, 2022 to all stockholders on record as of June 15, 2022. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces June 2022 Community Giveback Winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The June 2022 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the Morristown Centennial Library in Morrisville, Vermont. The funds will be used for summer library outreach events, including pop-up storytimes at the local farmer's market, Books at the Beach, a nighttime market event, and more! [Full Announcement].
The Drucker Institute partners With Baker & Taylor to bring Bendable to libraries across the US. The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and Baker & Taylor announced today that they were partnering to bring Bendable, the Institute's lifelong learning platform, to public libraries across the United States. A robust learning marketplace, Bendable allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover content that is just right for them and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities. It is an especially valuable tool for libraries as they are being increasingly called upon to play an important role in workforce development. [Full Announcement].
June 22, 2022
Electronic and digital content management for Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced today that select early access partners using Vega Discover can now automatically ingest bibliographic records from content vendors into their collection. This Electronic & Digital Content Management integration saves libraries time and gets materials in the hands of patrons sooner by automatically loading vendor records and the appropriate subscription details into Vega Discover. Current processes require additional time to update records—keeping highly sought-after items out of the hands of patrons for longer. [Full Announcement].
June 21, 2022
CRL Implements New Library Service Platform and Catalog. CRL is pleased to announce that it is implementing FOLIO as its new library services platform. FOLIO is a community driven, open-source platform that supports traditional library operations and positions us for greater community collaboration around knowledge management. CRL chose FOLIO because it is tightly aligned with CRL's core values of open infrastructure and responsible operations. Joining the FOLIO community creates opportunities for CRL to better serve its members and partners through active engagement in future library initiatives that build a better knowledge infrastructure. [Full Announcement].
GOBI Library Solutions now supports e-books on the Cairn.info Platform. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO now supports e-books on the Cairn.info platform, making more than 13,000 DRM-free title-by-title social sciences and humanities French e-books available through GOBI. All titles on the Cairn.info platform offer DRM-free, unlimited simultaneous user access and are available worldwide. [Full Announcement].
NISO's Recommended Practice for Video and Audio Metadata now available for public comment. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its draft Video and Audio Metadata Recommended Practice is now available for public comment through August 5, 2022. This new Recommended Practice establishes guidelines for metadata for video and audio assets including administrative metadata, semantic metadata, technical metadata, rights metadata, and accessibility metadata. [Full Announcement].
Librarian of Congress appoints Jennifer Meehan Director of Special Collections. Jennifer Meehan, head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University, has been named director of the Library of Congress' Special Collections Directorate effective Aug. 1. [Full Announcement].
June 20, 2022
PALNI awarded an ARPA grant to launch an initiative in open bibliographic data management. The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana announced that it has received an American Rescue Plan Act grant of $225,000 from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library. The planning grant will enable PALNI to identify ways of expanding current infrastructure to support open bibliographic data management tools, which library staff use to manage and share collections. The project aims to significantly enhance financial sustainability and access to information, allowing libraries to further deliver on their critical role in student success. [Full Announcement].
Vega Discover launches consortia support for Polaris and Sierra. Library consortia using the Polaris or Sierra ILS now have additional features unique to consortia organizations when implementing Vega Discover as their discovery layer. Announced at IUG 2022, the first phase of Vega Discover for Consortia enables consortium members to create separate Vega Discover catalogs with unique URLs and custom branding. In addition, the central office can now set up eContent accounts for the main site and share that eContent with all members. Member libraries can also set up unique OverDrive and Hoopla accounts at the collection site level with subscription details for their patrons. [Full Announcement].
June 17, 2022
Innovative at ALA Annual Conference 2022. Join Innovative in Washington, D.C. from June 23-28 for the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference. Innovative staff will be on hand to answer questions, to meet with your team, and to host demonstrations. Be sure to stop by The Library Marketplace and see us at Booth #2507. [Full Announcement].
June 16, 2022
Equinox presents at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to present at the 2022 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Andrea Buntz Neiman and Rogan Hamby will be presenting “A Tiny Library with a Million Volumes: The Open Source Future of Resource Sharing” on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (ET). The presentation is currently scheduled at the Washington Convention Center, Room 149 A-B, and the Equinox team will be available for questions following the session and during the conference. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Ralls County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the addition of Ralls County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their adoption of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].
Patron Point appoints Brenna Hill as Library Relations Manager. Patron Point announced that Brenna Hill has joined the organization as Library Relations Manager. Hill comes to the Company with customer service, account management, and marketing experience, most recently from THE MAX Challenge where she served as Franchise Marketing Coordinator for their corporate office. There she headed the franchise sales program, presented marketing webinars, coached existing franchisees on their marketing content, and created content for all MAX Challenge franchisees including email, social media, print, and written. [Full Announcement].