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June 3, 2020

(The Library Corporation) Southeast Community College has selected The Library Corporation’s Library.Solution as their next-generation library management platform.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has entered into a partnership with PatientWisdom, Inc., a digital-health company with solutions that transform the experience and delivery of care by listening to the people involved, individually and at scale. The flagship solution, PatientWisdom®, distills information about what matters to patients into point-of-care insights to help clinicians and healthcare organizations deliver optimal services. PatientWisdom now offers integration capabilities with EBSCO’s shared decision making and patient education tools.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced it has seen significant interest in its new online library card registration solution which is now included with every Patron Point subscription.

June 2, 2020

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, has a new addition to its award-winning Gale In Context family of products. Kids InfoBits has been relaunched as Gale In Context: Elementary, with new and improved features that provide young learners with a better user experience to help them build their learning and critical thinking skills. Completely redesigned and built exclusively for elementary school learners, Gale In Context: Elementary provides a more intuitive, kid-friendly platform with a strong focus on learning development and student success. This enables teachers to gradually help students become successful at learning as they transition to higher grade levels, putting them on a path to discovery that fosters future-ready skills

(BARATZ) Las bibliotecas ya pueden tratar de forma específica la cuarentena de los ejemplares con la versión AbsysNet 2.2.5. Esta versión intermedia cuenta con una nueva situación del ejemplar, Q-Cuarentena, que implica que está «temporalmente fuera de préstamo». La funcionalidad Q-Cuarentena se activa automáticamente en las devoluciones y se desactiva automáticamente cuando pasan los días definidos en la fecha de fin. La versión 2.2.5 de AbsysNet ya ha sido compilada y testeada, y está disponible para todas las plataformas soportadas por la versión 2.2. Múltiples bibliotecas y redes de bibliotecas ya la han implementado y comienzan a disfrutar de su funcionalidad.

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) Auto-Graphic announced their digital collection management solution, MONTAGE, has been purchased by the New Mexico State Library. The addition of this software to their resources will improve the state’s efforts to capture, harvest, and provide public access to digital state government publications. The Montage solution will allow the government documents staff at the State Library to process digital state government information in a more efficient and thus productive method. The new public interface will also allow visitors to the digital collections site an easier and more intuitive way to search and discover New Mexico state government publications. Further, Montage will provide improved “scan to patron” workflow allowing the New Mexico State Library to expand their digital government information holdings over the next year.

(Biblionix) Biblionix today announced the completion of its Mobile Checkout capability for the Apollo® ILS/LSP. This brings the number of closure and partial-closure tools that are now available to all Apollo customers to eighteen. All are free of charge.

June 1, 2020

(Association of American Publishers) Member companies of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Internet Archive (“IA”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit asks the Court to enjoin IA’s mass scanning, public display, and distribution of entire literary works, which it offers to the public at large through global-facing businesses coined “Open Library” and “National Emergency Library,” accessible at both and IA has brazenly reproduced some 1.3 million bootleg scans of print books, including recent works, commercial fiction and non-fiction, thrillers, and children’s books.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced it has developed some new features for libraries using Patron Point Notices to help them as they reopen their branches following COVID-19 closures.

May 30, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries, in San Antonio Texas is now live on Libki. ByWater completed the transition of the library's cross-platform Open Source computer reservation and time management system and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

May 29, 2020

(Catalyst IT) Like many libraries across New Zealand, the Mental Health Education & Resource Centre Library (MHERC) adapted its services in response to COVID-19 related events. For Sheree Menzies, IT/Resources at MHERC, this meant allowing new borrowers to sign-up online for the first time ever.

May 28, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) Knowledge Unlatched, the international initiative for Open Access, and EBSCO Information Services, one of the market leaders in the global library services industry, announced their joint efforts to further support libraries worldwide in their move to OA. Through cooperation they will help publishers shift paywalled subscription journals to OA publications thanks to the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in which libraries fund the publication of journal content to be made open worldwide.

(Association of Research Libraries) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce that Judy Ruttenberg is taking on a new role as the senior director of scholarship and policy. Ruttenberg joined ARL in 2011 as program director for transforming research libraries, later serving as the director of Scholars & Scholarship and then as the senior director of program strategy.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that the Ottawa Public Library, Ontario, Canada, (OPL), has launched its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts. Of particular interest to OPL was utilizing Patron Point to expand the Library’s marketing reach while improving its ability to provide timely and responsive communications.

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