Library Technology Guides

Product and Company News and Announcements


January 28, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library of Lancaster, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 90,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

January 27, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the University of Nevada, Reno, has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution to replace dated legacy systems.

January 26, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that the California State University, Sacramento, has chosen the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution to capture, manage, and highlight the university’s research activity and to further optimize research workflows

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company announced that Marist College has selected the Ex Libris RapidILL resource sharing service to update the college’s interlibrary loan activities so that the needs of the community will be better served.

January 25, 2020

(NISO) The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee invites feedback on proposed revisions to its Recommended Practice, originally published in 2014 as NISO RP-19-2014 Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery. Librarians, publishers, vendors, and others who are interested in how content is included in discovery systems are encouraged to share their comments by March 9, 2020.

January 24, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that it has begun the development of its new Rapido solution for resource sharing and has established the Rapido development partner program. Rapido is built on the Ex Libris higher ed cloud platform and will be live by the end of 2020.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world. The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020. The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

(ProQuest) Researchers will now be able to uncover new connections and make new discoveries using ProQuest’s TDM Studio service, a pioneering end-to-end solution for text and data mining. TDM Studio puts the power of text and data mining directly into the researcher’s hands, from their initial idea to their final output. With this new solution, creating a content set has been reduced to hours, rather than the months required with traditional approaches. TDM Studio gives researchers the freedom to use the content, methods and tools they prefer – and to collaborate on projects both within and outside their university.

(Berghahn Books) Hailed as the largest concerted disciplinary journals flip to open access since SCOAP3, Berghahn Books will take the step of publishing thirteen core anthropology journals as open access starting with their 2020 volumes under the subscribe-to-open model (S2O). The availability of multiple models is paramount to maintaining a diverse, dynamic, and enterprising publishing ecosystem. Based on librarian curation, existing resources, and proven processes for supporting journals, a subscribe-to-open model is now emerging that makes financing sustainable open access more attainable, especially for smaller journals in the social sciences and humanities.

January 23, 2020

(Overdrive) As public libraries have continually innovated throughout the years with programming and services, they’re now competing for and winning online attention in the digital world. On the heels of record-breaking digital circulation and patron growth in 2019, public librarians enter 2020 with a series of effective programs to help readers discover and benefit from a great book.

(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University has joined three leading universities in entering into transformative open access agreements with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest scientific and educational computing society.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Service, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Brooklyn Public Library of New York (BPL) has selected its patron relationship management system as the operational platform to drive enhancements to BPL’s marketing communications.

(OhioLINK) OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, collaborated with Ithaka S+R to put the library and its users at the center of an “envisioning” process to explore what tech-enabled and integrated services might be relevant to academic libraries. The effort was driven by library deans and directors concerns that strategic directions and technologies available to libraries--both at the consortial level, and on their campuses--were too narrowly scoped to meet emerging needs in a higher education context. The resulting white paper, It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve--Seeking a User-Centered Future for Academic Libraries, is intended to generate constructive discussion among libraries and providers and accelerate innovation.

Subscribe:  Subscribe to Industry News Announcements via RSS

News from major companies:


1