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Product and Company News and Announcements

August 13, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, has announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Library Leadership Podcast.

(OCLC) OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries have completed a two-year project that has added support for the registration of serial retention commitments in OCLC's WorldCat database, improved discovery of shared print data, and enhanced CRL's Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). The expanded functionality is a significant step forward in collectively managing the preservation of the scholarly record for future generations.

(Computable Publishing) Brian S. Alper announced the launch of Computable Publishing LLC. The company will advance the research and discovery of healthcare and scientific information by supporting standards for shared computable expressions. Dr. Alper most recently served as the Chief Medical Knowledge Officer at EBSCO Information Services, which he joined when EBSCO acquired his first company DynaMed in 2005.

(Follett) With this week's release of Destiny 18.0, Follett announced it is unveiling brand-new apps that have been designed from the ground up to bring an easy-to-use, personalized experience to school library patrons using mobile devices. The apps will conveniently facilitate the use of library materials whether students are learning in school or remotely

(Voyager Sopris Learning) Voyager Sopris Learning today announced Natasha Reasor from Alabama and Megan Weigel from Mississippi are the winners of the 2020 Aspiring Teacher Scholarship contest. Reasor and Weigel — recent high school graduates who will be starting college later this month — each earn a $1,000 scholarship from the company.

August 12, 2020

(LibLynx) The Public Library of Science and LibLynx announced a partnership today to develop ground-breaking analytics that better communicate the usage and impact of Open Access content.

(SirsiDynix) announced the general availability of its newest product, the Community Engagement Platform (CEP). CEP is a comprehensive marketing tool for libraries of all shapes and sizes. It consolidates multiple products and services into one cohesive solution, delivers unified and consistent branding, and creates more effective marketing campaigns with data directly from the Integrated Library System (ILS). The Community Engagement Platform is now available to all libraries worldwide.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the Swiss Library Service Platform has signed an agreement to join the early adopter program for the Ex Libris Rapido resource sharing solution. A national library network for Swiss universities and research institutions, SLSP is scheduled to go live in 2021 and is the first Rapido network in Europe. As a member of the early adopter program, SLSP will help shape Rapido's roadmap.

(Humboldt State University) Humboldt State University Library announced the release of version 1.0 of the open source software, Citing Insights. Over the past 18 months, thanks to the support of HSU and the California State University Graduation Initiative 2025, undergraduate students have developed Citing Insights, innovative and powerful software designed to streamline assessment of student learning, and enabling inter-rater reliability norming and analytics.

August 11, 2020

(Soutron Global) International library transformation company Soutron Global announces the release of an update to its Discovery Platform Suite. Libraries are working harder than ever during the pandemic to serve their patrons via digital platforms. The latest version of Soutron Global Discovery makes it easier to securely and seamlessly manage remote access to digital information resources for virtual users in distributed work environments.

August 10, 2020

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphics announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been awarded a contract with the Florida Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. The contract continues Auto-Graphics' expansion into the Southeast with existing customers, joining the state libraries of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the Carteret County Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, on July 16, 2020.

August 8, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University is now live on Koha!

August 6, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) 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.

(Preservica) Preservica, the market leader in cloud-hosted active digital preservation, has been selected by the University of Nottingham Libraries to safeguard and aid the open discovery of its unique and diverse range of academic, business and cultural digital collections.

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