Library Technology Guides

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September 23, 2022

Patron Point Grace A. Dow Memorial Library (MI) selects Point. Patron Point announced that Grace A. Dow Memorial Library in Midland, Michigan, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its vision to be the most dynamic, accessible, and relevant learning environment in the community [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. North Country Library System selects Polaris, Innovative Mobile, and Vega Discover for their consortia needs. vative, part of Clarivate, a global provider of library software, announced that North Country Library System (NCLS) has selected Polaris as their ILS, Vega Discover as their discovery layer, and the Innovative Mobile app. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2022

Library of Congress Library of Congress launches effort to transform collections management and access. The Library of Congress has awarded a major contract to further develop and implement a new, open-source IT platform that will revolutionize how the Library's vast physical and digital collections are managed and made accessible for the public, Congress, Library employees and other institutions. The Library awarded an IDIQ contract to EBSCO Information Services, of Ipswich, Massachusetts with an initial spend of $7.77 million. The first phase of the platform's development will cost $10.4 million over three years to meet the scale and complexity of the Library's operations, with options to invest in additional components that could be developed by other vendors and may extend beyond the three-year timeframe. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2022

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Avalon Free Public Library. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Avalon Free Public Library in New Jersey. [Full Announcement].

September 9, 2022

Patron Point Yarra Libraries (Victoria, Australia) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Yarra Libraries in Victoria, Australia, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to deliver valuable and life-changing experiences that enable their community to thrive. [Full Announcement].

September 8, 2022

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to improve online experience for users with OCLC Wise. Roanoke Valley Libraries, in Virginia, which includes libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for US public libraries. [Full Announcement].

September 7, 2022

OCLC Roanoke Valley Libraries to Improve the Online Experience. Roanoke Valley Libraries, consisting of libraries in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, and County of Roanoke, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for public libraries. Wise is different; it's designed around people, not the collection. It supports libraries' continued shift into dynamic centers of activity and expands the impact libraries have on their communities. A holistic, people-centered system, Wise takes community engagement and collection management to a new level by combining the power of customer relationship management, marketing, and analytics with ILS functionality, such as checking out books. [Full Announcement].

September 2, 2022

Patron Point Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library (OH) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Cincinnati & Hamilton Public Library (CHPL) in Cincinnati, Ohio, has selected its customer engagement platform to support its mission of connecting people with the world of ideas and information. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2022

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS selects FOLIO via EBSCO Information Services and ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare. MOBIUS has announced that it has selected and will be implementing EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services as its new library services platform as well as ReShare Returnables from Project ReShare as its new resource sharing system. These two new systems will replace Innovative Interfaces' Sierra and INN-Reach systems. MOBIUS will begin the migration process in late 2022 with plans to be fully operational by the spring of 2024. Both EBSCO FOLIO and ReShare Returnables are truly modern systems based on the way today's libraries work. FOLIO is a community driven, open source platform that supports traditional library operations just like a traditional integrated library system and positions MOBIUS for greater community collaboration around knowledge management. FOLIO was launched in 2016 and it was designed to encourage innovation. EBSCO FOLIO provides hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services as part of EBSCO FOLIO Services. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2022

Equinox Equinox welcomes William Jessup University to CORAL ERM and Sequoia Hosting. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to welcome the Paul Nystrom Library at William Jessup University to CORAL ERM, an open source electronic resources management system, and to hosting Evergreen ILS on Sequoia, Equinox's cloud-based platform for library automation services. [Full Announcement].

August 22, 2022

Atlas Systems, Inc. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the latest Concierge for Aeon subscriber. Atlas Systems announced that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the latest Concierge for Aeon subscriber. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT joins nearly 20 institutions that currently subscribe for Concierge consultative support of their Aeon request and workflow management for special collections software. As a new subscriber, MIT will receive customized care to keep their their staff trained, software current and operating at peak efficiency. [Full Announcement].

August 19, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Three Consortia Join the Vega LX Community. Three consortia have joined the Vega Library Experience community: Western Maryland Regional Library in Hagerstown, MD, Holston Associated Libraries, Inc. in Emory, VA, and the Finger Lakes Library System in Ithaca, NY. [Full Announcement].

August 15, 2022

Patron Point Altadena Library District (CA) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Altadena Library District in Altadena, California, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its mission to bring people and ideas together. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2022

SAGE University of Phoenix provides Lean Library as student resource to enhance research capability. University of Phoenix has partnered with Lean Library, part of Technology from SAGE to provide students with enhanced research capability and access through a simple browser extension. Students can utilize this exciting new research tool for a more convenient experience and easy location of research materials along their academic journey, saving students time and money. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2022

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative libraries join the Vega LX Community. Five additional libraries have decided to implement Vega Discover as their ILS discovery layer: Ocean County Library, Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library, New Canaan Library, and Clinton-Macomb Public Library. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2022

Patron Point Evanston Public Library (IL) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Evanston Public Library, in Evanston, Illinois, has adopted its patron engagement platform to support its mission to be the heart of its diverse community by promoting the development of independent, self-confident, and literate citizens, and providing equitable access to cultural, intellectual, technological, and information resources. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2022

Patron Point Tyler Public Library (TX) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tyler Public Library, in Tyler, Texas, has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission to meet its patrons' needs for information, education, and recreation through access to library resources. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2022

Soutron Global The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario selects Soutron, replacing Inmagic from Lucidea. International library, archives, information, and knowledge management solutions market leader Soutron Global announces the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario is upgrading to Soutron, replacing Inmagic from Lucidea. FSRA is an independent regulatory agency created to improve consumer protections in Ontario. The Head Office is in Toronto. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Herrick District Library (MI) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Herrick District Library, in Holland, Michigan, has chosen its patron engagement platform to support its mission to empower their community to connect, discover, and create. [Full Announcement].

July 8, 2022

Patron Point Spartanburg County Public Libraries (SC) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Spartanburg County Public Libraries, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has chosen its patron engagement platform to support its vision of being Spartanburg County's leading provider of information, entertainment, and exploration. [Full Announcement].

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