Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

April 22, 2021

PTFS Europe RNN Group chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The RNN Group (Rotherham College, North Notts College, and Dearne Valley College) has chosen Koha as its new library management system, to replace the previous AutoLib Software Systems solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

April 21, 2021

ProQuest Syndetics Unbound Content Now Included in Patron Point Recommends. ProQuest has reached an agreement with Patron Point to include Syndetics Unbound elements in their newsletter service. Recommends, is a reading recommendation service that helps libraries market content to their patrons and increase engagement and usage of their collection. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation Lodi Public Library joined The Library Corporation’s (TLC) family of customers. Lodi Public Library recently implemented Library.Solution and joined The Library Corporation and its family of customers. [Full Announcement].

April 20, 2021

Kanopy Kanopy adds 60 new, exclusive films from the Criterion Collection. Kanopy, a company committed to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain, is working with long time content partner, Criterion to open streaming access to nearly 60 more films from The Criterion Collection to participating academic institutions across the globe. The Criterion Collection is home to some of the most important classic and contemporary films ever made, supplementing courses across film studies, race and gender studies, social sciences and more. This partnership increases the Criterion Collection total to over 500 films available for academic institutions to stream exclusively on Kanopy. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group It Isn't Enough to Not Be Racist: ULC and Gale call on library executives to actively embrace anti-racism’s Leadership Imperative. The Urban Libraries Council has published a new Leadership Brief on Anti-Racist Executive Leadership for Public Libraries, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. This resource examines the deep roots and enduring harm of structural racism in public libraries and challenges library executives to take on a more active, intentional and accountable role in strengthening their libraries as anti-racist institutions. [Full Announcement].

April 19, 2021

Springer Nature. Springer Nature launches new publication portal for dissertations. Researchers wishing to publish their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with Springer Nature can now benefit from a new streamlined and author-friendly publication portal. BookSubMarine (Submitted book Manuscripts are in evaluation) supports authors of theses in STM (Science Technology Medicine) and HSS (Humanities Social Sciences) throughout the entire publication process. Prospective authors submit the required data to the portal, such as their manuscript and a review, and select the desired publication model (Open Access, Basic or Premium). The submission is carefully assessed by expert editors, and following successful evaluation authors receive their contract [Full Announcement].

PTFS Europe Ravensbourne University London are now live with their new Koha open source library management system. Ravensbourne University London selected the Koha library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe, to replace an existing SirsiDynix Symphony solution, in August 2020. We are pleased to announce that the Koha system is now live and now supporting the university's library users. Koha was selected to provide improvements in managing the library's collections and deliver a better experience for the University's students. [Full Announcement].

New York Public Library. The New York Public Library and The New York Institute for the Humanities launch partnership. The New York Public Library and The New York Institute for the Humanities, two storied New York City institutions dedicated to scholarship, discourse, and access to knowledge, have announced a partnership beginning on June 1. The Library's Center for Research in the Humanities—located in the iconic 42nd Street library—will collaborate with NYIH on public programming, and the administrative offices of NYIH, formerly housed at New York University, will operate out of a Library office building at 445 Fifth Avenue. [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2021

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes new Client Engagement Manager, Hilda Ringel. OrangeBoy, Inc., the industry leader in helping libraries engage, empower and support their communities, announced the addition of Hilda Ringel. As Client Engagement Manager, Hilda will support our growing Savannah community. Her passion for libraries and extensive marketing experience will be an asset to our current and future clients. [Full Announcement].

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy Welcomes the Effingham Public Library to the Savannah Platform. OrangeBoyannounced the addition of the Effingham Public Library to its Savannah user community of over 200 library systems across the United States and Canada. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox launches new website featuring open source library products, services, and education. Equinox Open Library Initiative proudly announces the launch of its newly designed website, featuring open source library products, services, and educational resources. Equinox Open Library Initiative, the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., celebrates fifteen years as a small business delivering “Extraordinary Service. Exceptional Value” to libraries worldwide. Equinox provides innovative open source software for libraries and consortia of all types, serving academic, public, school, corporate, cultural, and government organizations. The new website serves as the central place for current news from Equinox, information about open source library software, including Evergreen, Koha, Fulfillment, and CORAL, and details and announcements regarding Equinox's grants, programs, and community events. [Full Announcement].

Insight Informatics The LIBERO Online Symposium - GCC Special Edition receives high recognition and confirms the need for mobile library technology.. Last Thursday, the LIBERO team, in cooperation with, and support of its long-time partner Knowledge Horizon, hosted a special edition of the popular LIBERO Online Symposium, established in 2020 as an approach to bring all our customers together despite any current restrictions. [Full Announcement].

April 15, 2021

Ex Libris The University of Law selects Ex Libris campusM Mobile App and Web Portal to enhance student experience at 16 campuses. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that The University of Law (ULaw), in the United Kingdom, has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal to improve access to information and develop new student engagement strategies. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and Jisc sign agreement for Policy Commons. Jisc, a not-for-profit technology provider for research and education in the UK, and Coherent Digital, an innovative digital information services startup, have signed an agreement for Policy Commons. [Full Announcement].

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group announces agreement for Francisco Partners to acquire VitalSource Technologies. Ingram Content Group announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix Surrey County Council joins The Libraries Consortium. SirsiDynix announced that Surrey County Council is the latest member to join The Libraries Consortium (TLC), a rapidly expanding network of public library authorities in the UK, sharing technology, stock and expertise to increase impact at reduced cost. Surrey has 52 libraries serving 1.2 million people and this is part of the Library Transformation Programme improving services for our residents. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres The Queensland Parliamentary Library chooses Softlink IC’s Liberty and illumin. Softlink Information Centres is delighted to announce the Queensland Parliamentary Library recently selected Liberty as their new library management system and illumin as their research management system. [Full Announcement].

Talis Delft University of Technology becomes the first university in The Netherlands to adopt Talis Aspire. Delft University of Technology has adopted Talis Aspire in order to better support the student experience and drive efficiencies within the library. They will be making use of online reading list management along with Talis Aspire's Management Information (MI) Dashboards, in order to gain better insight into list coverage and usage analytics. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Vega Discover Launches Full Hoopla Account Integration. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Vega Discover, Innovative's new discovery solution for public libraries, has completed full Hoopla account integration. [Full Announcement].