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October 23, 2023

Lyngsoe Systems Lyngsoe Systems partners with Surrey Libraries to launch Super Access initiative. Lyngsoe Systems announced its partnership with Surrey Libraries to launch the Super Access initiative. This groundbreaking project aims to transform libraries across Surrey and beyond, enhancing accessibility and empowering communities through modern technology. The initiative, powered by Lyngsoe Systems' technology, promises to reform the way residents connect, learn, and explore within the library system. [Full Announcement].

October 16, 2023

Unique Management Services Elkhart Public Library (IN) launches MessageBee SMS and Voice Services. Unique Library is proud to announce the launch of MessageBee for Elkhart Public Library in Indiana. The library has been a customer of Unique since 1999, adding MessageBee on top of their longstanding Gentle Nudge subscription. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2023

Patron Point Chatham Area Public Library (IL) joins Patron Point. Springshare announced that Chatham Area Public Library, in Chatham, Illinois has selected the Company's patron engagement platform to support its vision of being the center of community life where all come to discover, learn, and connect. Employing Patron Point, Chatham Area Public Library intends to automate the library card sign-up process, providing quicker access to resources for their patrons. In addition, CAPL will use the platform to send targeted messaging to key user groups with the goal of increasing awareness and engagement with the library's collection and calendar. [Full Announcement].

October 11, 2023

EBSCO Information Services New Zealand's University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Library to adopt FOLIO LSP with hosting from EBSCO Information Services. The University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Library of New Zealand will begin the transition to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services. UC will join the more than 100 libraries and library systems that have gone live with EBSCO FOLIO and will become the second in Oceania to move to the open source LSP. [Full Announcement].

October 3, 2023

Clarivate Yale University selects Clarivate to provide their next library services and discovery platforms. Clarivate announced that Yale University has selected Clarivate to provide its library services and discovery platforms. Ex Libris Alma and Ex Libris Primo VE, both part of Clarivate, will provide Yale with a solution that integrates AI (artificial intelligence) and Linked Data to simplify the process for students, researchers and faculty. Yale will implement Ex Libris Alma and Ex Libris Primo VE to unify Yale's main and law libraries' workflows and data, including electronic and digital materials, onto a single platform. Combining the benefits of using AI with trusted content sources will enable users to find new insights, fast and at scale. The cloud-based platform will help Yale elevate the user experience and enhance services within the library ecosystem. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2023

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Franklin Township Public Library chooses Polaris and Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset County, New Jersey has selected Polaris as their new integrated library system and Vega Discover as their new discovery layer. The Franklin Township Public Library serves a community of approximately 68,500 residents with three branches. FTPL's collections include local resources, including physical and digital archives of local photos and newspapers, as well as a reference collection of New Jersey life and history. The library's events include story times for little ones, chess for adults, jewelry making classes, Zumba and yoga classes, film showings, tai-chi, tech help, and book clubs. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2023

PTFS Europe NHS libraries adopt Koha open source library management system in regional consortia, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. Multiple NHS library services in the regions of East of England, Kent Surrey and Sussex, London, the Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire/Humber have chosen Koha as the Library Management System for new and existing regional consortia. This week, the latest to go live is in the North West of England bringing together library systems from multiple NHS Trusts onto a single Koha system. Shared instances of this Open Source solution are replacing standalone local systems, delivering improved access to resources for healthcare staff, time-savings for library staff, and cost-savings for NHS organisations, as well as aligning with the NHS strategy of adopting Open Source technology where appropriate. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Randwick City Library (AUS) adopts Patron Point. Springshare announced that Randwick City Library, based in New South Wales, Australia, has selected the Patron Point library marketing platform to support its vision of providing a modern library service committed to promoting life-long learning and engaging the local community. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2023

Digital Science Cardiff University chooses Figshare as integral part of research data management strategy. Digital Science, a technology company serving stakeholders across the research ecosystem, is pleased to announce that Cardiff University has chosen Figshare from Digital Science's flagship products to enhance its researcher support services, as it continues its work as a leading research institution. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2023

PTFS Europe National Museums Scotland chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. National Museums Scotland has chosen Koha as its new Library Management System, to replace the previous Symphony system. [Full Announcement].

August 25, 2023

Patron Point Metropolitan Library System (OK) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Metropolitan Library System based in Oklahoma County, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its mission to connect their diverse communities with resources and experiences to educate and enrich lives. [Full Announcement].

August 18, 2023

Patron Point Anoka County Library (MN) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Anoka County Library headquartered in Blaine, Minnesota, has selected our library marketing platform to support its mission of connecting its community to ideas, information, and inspiration. ACL features a collection of more than 496,000 items, giving its patrons easy access to knowledge and creativity. Visitors enjoy a range of physical and electronic materials, research databases, movies and music, and an interlibrary loan program. [Full Announcement].

August 16, 2023

Ex Libris OhioLINK selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo as next library services platform. OhioLINK, Ohio's academic library consortium, announces the selection of Ex Libris Alma, part of Clarivate, as the consortium's next shared library services platform. The new cloud-based platform will enhance library user experiences and services, improve efficiencies for day-to-day operations, and streamline collaboration and consortial functionality. The implementation process for OhioLINK's 117 member libraries is expected to take up to two years. In addition to Alma, OhioLINK will implement Primo VE and a suite of related products, including Leganto, Rapido, and Library Mobile, that will enhance services for users, library staff, and administration. Leganto will add core integration with on-campus learning management systems. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2023

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Rapides Parish Library selects Vega Program. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Rapides Parish Library in Louisiana has selected Vega Program for event coordination and room management. Vega Program is a module of the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of tools. Vega LX is a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage a full range of materials, programs, and services. Vega LX works with the Sierra and Polaris ILSs to provide library staff with a holistic view of their patron activities and community engagement. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2023

Ex Libris eLABa selects Ex Libris Alma and Primo for nationwide library services. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that the Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library Consortium has selected Ex Libris Alma and Primo to implement at their dozens of libraries nationwide. the eLABa consortium has chosen to transition from their Ex Libris Aleph and SFX products to the unified Alma library services platform. With over 40 libraries situated across Lithuania, the implementation of Alma will empower the libraries to operate with a shared catalog and enjoy the benefits of centralized content and configuration management, while still respecting the individuality and needs of each independent institution. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2023

Ex Libris Duke University joins Alma and Leganto community. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that Duke University Libraries, one of the top ten private university library systems in the United States, has selected the cloud-based Alma library management system and Leganto for integrated course resource lists. Duke selected Alma as the new library enterprise system because of its ability to handle the everyday work of library operations, broad interoperability with other systems, continuous development, and product innovations, and proven ability to provide a high-quality user experience to library staff and patrons. Duke, a long-time Ex Libris customer, will begin implementing Alma this fall with a focus on successfully integrating the system with their multiple technology platforms. Utilizing Alma and Leganto from the Ex Libris unified platform will help Duke University Libraries carry out their strategic plan to create platforms for scholarly engagement, teach and support emerging literacies, advance discovery, partner in research, and transform the information ecosystem. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2023

SirsiDynix The South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System (SC LENDS) selects SirsiDynix as their ILS vendor. SirsiDynix announced that the South Carolina Library Evergreen Network Delivery System has selected Symphony, the most widely installed ILS in history, as their integrated library system. Comprised of 20 county libraries and serving approximately half of the counties in South Carolina, the SC LENDS consortium sought a comprehensive platform that would empower staff and patrons alike. With industry-leading security certifications, customer service, and functionality, Symphony, hosted on SaaS, provides an optimal solution. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2023

EBSCO Information Services Two Connecticut University Libraries to implement EBSCO FOLIO. The University of New Haven (UNH) and Quinnipiac University (QU) will become the first institutions in Connecticut to transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). These institutions will undergo phased implementation to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2024. [Full Announcement].

July 14, 2023

Patron Point Dakota County Library (MN) joins Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Dakota County Library in Eagan, Minnesota, has selected our patron engagement platform to help fulfill its vision of acting as a catalyst, connector and partner to empower residents to build a successful community. [Full Announcement].

July 10, 2023

LMSCloud Die Stadtbücherei Heide wechselt zu Koha. Die Stadtbücherei in Heide ist neuer Koha Anwender in Schleswig-Holstein und nutzt ab sofort unseren LMSCloud Hosting Service. [Full Announcement].