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January 21, 2021

EBSCO Information Services Spain's University of Zaragoza adopts the FOLIO library services platform. University of Zaragoza is the first library in Spain to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. The implementation project will be led by IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services who has partnered with EBSCO for library implementation in Spain and will be completed in the spring of 2021. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services La Universidad de Zaragoza en España adopta la Plataforma de Servicios de la Biblioteca FOLIO. La Universidad de Zaragoza es la primera biblioteca de España que ha elegido a como su Plataforma de Servicios Bibliotecarios con los servicios de alojamiento de EBSCO Information Service. El proyecto de implementación será liderado por IBAI-SCANBIT que se ha asociado con EBSCO para la implementación de bibliotecas en España. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces submissions open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant. Submissions are now open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services. For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available. [Full Announcement].

January 12, 2021

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Launches EBSCOed. EBSCO Information Services announces the availability of EBSCOed powered by Stacks, a web-based content management system that makes it easy for schools to aggregate and streamline access to their digital resources in an interoperable, personalized experience. Developed in partnership with Publishers' Warehouse, the central source for textbooks in Alabama, EBSCOed serves as a single, easy-to-use online access point to approved educational resources across the state or within a school district's community. [Full Announcement].

December 10, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces Clinical Decisions brand. EBSCO Information Services announced Clinical Decisions as the new brand for its growing suite of health care solutions focused on improving patient-centered outcomes. EBSCO is a leading provider of clinical decision support, shared decision making, and medical research solutions, helping to improve patient care by providing health care professionals with clinical evidence at the point of care. Bringing clinical resources and services together under the Clinical Decisions brand emphasizes the company's focus on enhancing patient care through standardized and consistent application of evidence-based methodologies. [Full Announcement].

December 9, 2020

EBSCO Information Services A national library discovery service for the NHS in England: Health Education England (HEE) partners with EBSCO Information Services. HEE is committed to enabling all NHS staff and learners to freely access library and knowledge services, so that they can use the best available knowledge and evidence to deliver excellent healthcare. We can now announce that HEE will be working with EBSCO Information Services to provide a national gateway to high-quality knowledge resources and the trusted expertise of local library and knowledge services staff. Using EBSCO's Discovery Service customisable solution, NHS staff and learners will get fast, easy access to the information they need. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Libraries turn to NoveList's LibraryAware to communicate with patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. LibraryAware, from NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, is becoming a must-have marketing tool given the unique needs of libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic. These unique needs have led to unprecedented interest in LibraryAware as library staff are leveraging its 10,000+ ready-to-use templates, allowing staff to communicate with patrons and increase awareness of virtual programming, reopening, pick up plans, changes in hours, and more. [Full Announcement].

November 23, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services partners with Guidelines International Network (GIN) to develop GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with the Guidelines International Network (GIN) to launch the GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines. The library, which includes approximately 3,000 guidelines developed or endorsed by GIN members, is freely available to medical researchers across the globe. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services announces collaboration with PowerSchool to enhance Stacks Portals. EBSCO Information Services announces new collaboration with PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, to facilitate easy access and inclusion in course programming for teachers and students via EBSCOed powered by Stacks. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and AT-CRIS partner to offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in Germany. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and AT-CRIS GmbH (AT-CRIS) are partnering to support libraries looking to implement the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and AT-CRIS will provide reliable implementation, hosting and support services to libraries in Germany. [Full Announcement].

October 28, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Michigan State University begins transition to the FOLIO library services platform. Michigan State University will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) and plans to fully implement FOLIO in 2021. Michigan State will be utilizing EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for EBSCO FOLIO implementation and hosting services and will also leverage EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens. EBSCO FOLIO Services consist of a highly-trained, experienced team to assist with efficient and well-planned implementations and seamless service support, as well as sophisticated technology and trained engineers for hosting. [Full Announcement].

October 12, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform. EBSCO Information Services will partner with University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology to develop a next-generation analytics platform. The platform will combine and streamline data sets from library and campus systems, allowing library staff to demonstrate a library's impact while making informed decisions on collections and services. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

EBSCO Information Services Italy’s National Central Library of Florence (BNCF) now live with FOLIO library services platform. The National Central Library of Florence is the first national public library to have launched FOLIO. BNCF is using FOLIO for the management of users and circulation operations as well as for some pre-cataloging activities. The implementation project, led by @Cult, included the creation of a new website, the renewal of the OPAC and FOLIO hosting services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). [Full Announcement].

October 5, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2021. The 2021 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of two to three percent for individual titles and one to three percent for e-journal packages. This year presents new budget challenges as librarians are now preparing for another wave of cuts prompted by the economic contraction tied to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Librarians are increasingly being forced to consider even more fundamental changes to their purchasing and operating strategies given accelerating funding pressures and are implementing a variety of tactics to bridge the declining budget. As e-journal packages continue to have the most significant impact on the disposition of libraries' budgets, they are the natural target to downsize or cancel. Though the COVID-19 pandemic increased the need and desire for Open Research and Open Access, the economic fallout from the pandemic is making progress difficult and slow. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2020

EBSCO Information Services FOLIO beta partner The Five Colleges Consortium adopts FOLIO ERM on its way to implementing FOLIO. The Five Colleges Consortium, as part of its FOLIO beta partnership with EBSCO Information Services, has become the first consortium to implement FOLIO Electronic Resources Management. This is the first step in a full FOLIO implementation in 2021. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. [Full Announcement].

August 27, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Partners with NoodleTools. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with NoodleTools, a research management platform that allows students to export citations with ease. The partnership integrates NoodleTools with EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and Explora for mutual customers. NoodleTools is a secure online research management platform that helps students organize their sources, build accurate citations, take notes, outline topics and prepare to write. NoodleTools allows students to create personal accounts, and now they can export MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations from any EBSCO search interface and save them to their accounts. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO FOLIO Services Available to Libraries Implementing the FOLIO Library Services Platform. Libraries of all sizes looking for an open source Library Services Platform using FOLIO can now rely on EBSCO FOLIO Services from EBSCO Information Services for implementation, hosting and service support. EBSCO has been involved in FOLIO since its inception, and EBSCO FOLIO Services offers libraries options when considering a new LSP. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services enters into a reseller agreement with Prenda to foster the growth of community resources within libraries. EBSCO Information Services and Prenda have partnered to help transform libraries into community learning hubs by supporting computer science education for youth. The new agreement allows EBSCO to resell Prenda, a self-guided and self-paced learn-to-code product that helps students thrive in the digital world and empowers libraries to start and run coding programs. The partnership reflects EBSCO's ongoing dedication to support emerging companies, such as Prenda, in the library market. [Full Announcement].

August 6, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and Ignite Online Partner to Support Libraries Looking to Adopt FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services and IGNITE Online are partnering to support libraries looking to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and IGNITE Online will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services to libraries across Latin America. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and SUPC Partner to Support Consortia in Response to VAT: Zero Rating E-Publications. EBSCO Information Services is working with the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) to save customers money. EBSCO and SUPC collaborated to ensure that new legislation introduced to apply a zero rate of VAT on electronic publications (e-publications) in the United Kingdom has been effectively applied to electronic publications for all customers of EBSCO in the United Kingdom. The efforts have saved the customers EBSCO serves more than £4.5 million in VAT costs. [Full Announcement].