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February 3, 2023

Patron Point Tuscaloosa Public Library (AL) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tuscaloosa Public Library in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its vision of building a thriving community built on shared strengths where the library will always be a highly valued community asset. [Full Announcement].

Solus SOLUS and Patron Point announce major new integration. SOLUS and Patron Point are pleased to announce a new integration between eb#1, SOLUS's Events and Room Bookings platform and Patron Point's Library Marketing Automation platform. Launching with Moonee Valley Libraries in Australia the development deeply integrates Patron Point's automated email marketing and SOLUS's Events & Room Bookings solution and enables libraries to seamlessly market their Events and Rooms. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. The Vega family welcomes North Canton Library in Ohio. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that North Canton Public Library in Ohio has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery solution. [Full Announcement].

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics, Inc. welcomes Michael Willis as Vice President - VERSO Sales. In late 2022, Michael Willis joined Auto-Graphics as the Vice President of VERSO Sales. He brings a wealth of library knowledge and experience to the company. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2023

collectionHQ Welcome, Hamilton Public Library. Hamilton Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system, [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services DynaMedex mobile app releases new features aimed to enhance clinical decision support anytime, anywhere. DynaMedex, a clinical decision support solution for clinical care teams that combines DynaMed disease evidence from EBSCO Information Services and Micromedex drug evidence from Merative, releases new features and functionality in the DynaMedex mobile app. These enhancements are intended to improve the mobile experience for clinical users, making it easy for clinicians to efficiently provide evidence-based patient care on the go. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2023

Scholastica Scholastica becomes one of the first journal software providers to integrate with ROR. Scholastica, a leading software provider for academic journals, has announced ROR institutional identifier support for its peer review system, production service, and open access publishing platform, becoming one of the first journal vendors to integrate with Research Organization Registry. [Full Announcement].

Galecia Group Public Libraries and Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery. Public Libraries & Artificial Intelligence: Demonstrations, Discussions, and Discovery (PLAID3) will be held on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 from 10am to 12pm PST. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Nelson County Public Library (KY) has chosen Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Nelson County Public Library in Bardstown, Kentucky, has chosen to implement its patron engagement platform to support its mission of being a center for personal growth and lifelong learning. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' partners featured in America's Star Libraries 2022. ByWater Solutions announced that several of their library partners were featured as America's Star Libraries for the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2022. This is the 15th year in which LJ has scored U.S. public libraries on the LJ Index of Public Library Service and awarded Star Library ratings. The 2022 scores and ratings are based on FY20 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. [Full Announcement].

collectionHQ Welcome, Queens Public Library. Queens Public Library has subscribed to collectionHQ. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2023

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces January 2023 Community Giveback winner. The January 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Lewiston City Library in Idaho. 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 funds will be used to re-establish 3D printing in the library. [Full Announcement].

World Wide Web Consortium W3C re-launched as a public-interest non-profit organization. The World Wide Web Consortium began the year 2023 by forming a new public-interest non-profit organization. The new entity preserves our member-driven approach, existing worldwide outreach and cooperation while allowing for additional partners around the world beyond Europe and Asia. The new organization also preserves the core process and mission of the Consortium to shepherd the web, by developing open web standards as a single global organization with contributions from W3C Members, staff, and the international community. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2023

cOAlition S cOAlition S confirms the end of its financial support for Open Access publishing under transformative arrangements after 2024. Transformative arrangements – including Transformative Agreements and Transformative Journals – were developed to encourage subscription journals to transition to full and immediate open access within a defined timeframe. After careful consideration of the outcomes of transformative arrangements, the leadership of cOAlition S reaffirms that, as a principle, its members will no longer financially support these arrangements after 2024. [Full Announcement].

Solus SOLUS launches a brand new Library App for 2023. SOLUS is pleased to announce that it has launched a brand new Library App. The App will be rolled out to all it's customers and reseller partners over the course of February. Featuring a brand new, cleaner and more engaging home screen, the UI hints at major changes to incorporate some much requested new functionality. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Ocean State Libraries (RI) has chosen Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Ocean State Libraries in Warwick, Rhode Island, has selected its patron engagement platform to support their consortium's marketing efforts. In particular, Ocean State Libraries has identified a priority in streamlining patron registration and membership renewal. The consortium's overarching intention for the platform is to augment the support of its patrons and their communities. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation Waukee Public Library System (IA) launches TLC.Go! Mobile App. The Library Corporation announced that the Waukee Public Library is live with TLC.Go! -- the latest mobile app solution provided by TLC. Those who live in and around Waukee, Iowa, can now access their favorite library services via Android and iOS, thanks to a seamless connection between TLC.Go! and WPL's integrated library system, Library.Solution. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' partners sponsor development in Koha 22.11 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners that have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 22.11 release. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2023

Overdrive OverDrive launches Deep Search and Notify Me features to help readers discover books beyond the library's collection. OverDrive announced innovative new features that uniquely benefit librarians, readers and publishers. Deep search and Notify Me tags in the Libby reading app help readers discover titles beyond the library's collection and indicate titles of interest. When a reader searches for a book in Libby by name, author or subject, the new deep search feature presents additional titles from OverDrive's complete catalog of over 5 million titles, even if the books are not in the library's digital collection. By tapping "Notify Me" on a title that is not in the library's collection, the reader alerts their library of their interest and Libby notifies the reader if the title is purchased and made available to borrow. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Middle Country Public Library launches Vega Program for event and room management. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Middle Country Public Library has launched Vega Program for event coordination and room management. [Full Announcement].