July 15, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Switzerland's Kantonsbibliothek Graubünden (Cantonal Library Graubünden) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution. Serving 21 member libraries, the Cantonal Library Graubünden network will benefit from the efficiency of integrated workflows and the ability to offer remote access to library patrons across the canton, particularly important in today's challenging times.
(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix's 2020 Power of Libraries Award winners were announced at Connections Summit: Directors Edition. The Power of Libraries Award is given every year to acknowledge the work libraries do to support and uplift their communities. This year's winners are: Boone County Public Library, Hamilton East Public Library, and Broward County Libraries.
(Overdrive) OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced that Milena Alberti-Perez and Sari Feldman have joined its Board of Directors. The addition of the two distinguished executives follows the completion of the acquisition of OverDrive by KKR from Rakuten.
July 14, 2020
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Università degli Studi di Bergamo (University of Bergamo) has selected the Ex Libris Leganto® course reading list solution.
(Talis) Perlego, a new ebook and etextbook subscription service, has partnered with Talis to enable unlimited access to online resources for students on over 230,000 courses.
(ByWater Solutions) Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.10 release is available. This major release includes 28 improvements.
July 13, 2020
(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has brought yet another innovation to the library software marketplace. With the latest release of Library.Solution, TLC will be introducing ProQuest's popular Syndetics Unbound catalog enrichment tool into Library Management Software with a deliberate and unique integration, leveraging the enriched elements for both patron discovery and staff usability.
(FOLIO) Libraries around the world are beginning to implement FOLIO, the open source Library Services Platform, as it approaches a named release that signals a significant achievement in the development of initial apps, features and functionality.
July 12, 2020
(Higher Education Library Technology) Theses and dissertations (TDs) form a core part of the research outputs of an academic institution. However, they do not usually get the same attention as journal published research. Universities are doing more to make this category of research outputs more easily discoverable to a growing global community of scholars. In this way they increase visibility for the institution and individual by amplifying the reach to the wider scholarly community.
July 10, 2020
(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Sequoyah Regional Library System (SRLS) of Canton, GA, has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts. Of particular interest for SRLS was Patron Point's ability to support efforts to reach non-cardholders and re-engage “inactive” patrons.
(Insight Informatics) To better serve the German LIBERO customer base and the German library market, the LIBERO team has established LIBERO IS GmbH (LIBERO Information Systems) in Germany. This will give German library sites the option to contract directly with LIBERO IS GmbH should it be required. The ability to engage directly with Insight Informatics Pty. Ltd. (Australia) also remains an option.
July 9, 2020
(OCLC) The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, part of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge.
(Ingram Content Group) panOpen and VitalSource announced a distribution agreement to deliver panOpen OER-based courseware across the network of VitalSource higher education institutions and partners.
(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Aalto University in Finland has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery and delivery solution as part of a drive to upgrade the university's library. The integrated systems will unify the management of resources, simplify and automate workflows, free up staff for working on new initiatives, and strengthen the library's ability to make comprehensive services available remotely.
(Preservica) Preservica, the market leader in active digital preservation, has been selected by the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) to safeguard over two million digitized pages and born-digital materials including university records, archives, and special collections.