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May 26, 2020

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced the North American launch of BLUEcloud Course Lists, a course reading list management solution for universities, colleges, and schools. BLUEcloud Course Lists gives instructors and library staff the tools they need to collaborate effectively to create interactive online lists of resources that students need for their studies. BLUEcloud Course Lists is now available to all libraries in North America. Availability to all other regions is projected to follow in the third quarter.

(TIND) TIND announced that another U.S. academic library has chosen to migrate to the TIND ILS. Eastern Mennonite University is currently implementing the TIND ILS, migrating from a SirsiDynix instance of Symphony.

(Villanova University) The organizers of the Villanova VuFind Summit and the organizers of the International VuFind Summit 2021 are very happy to announce that they are preparing a Virtual VuFind Summit 2020 in a joint effort in order to have a fantastic community event in early autumn this year despite the difficult circumstances we all are experiencing right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current restrictions in traveling and social distancing - not to mention the health risks - it is impractical to have the regular Villanova VuFind Summit in Mid-October take place in person. The International VuFind Summit 2020 in Leipzig, scheduled for September 30 until October 2, was also postponed to 2021 for the same reason. As a result, the organizers see this as a chance to bring the international VuFind community together in one event which will be held entirely online as a virtual conference.

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

May 22, 2020

(The Library Corporation) The team at The Library Corporation has been amazed and proud of the level of effort libraries across the country have taken to continue to serve their communities in the time of COVID-19. We have recognized the unique and inventive ways libraries have pivoted and we have found inspiration in their work.

May 21, 2020

(MOBIUS) MOBIUS announced that the North Texas Library Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen ILS, successfully migrated and went live on its MOSS (MOBIUS Open Source Solutions) service on April 28, 2020. Previously, the Consortium was a self-supported Evergreen instance. MOBIUS performed data migration services and also provides data hosting and support to the Consortium.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that the Bullitt County Public Library of Shepherdsville, KY, has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.

May 20, 2020

(Gale Group) Gale, a Cengage company, is providing digital humanities students and researchers with a streamlined learning experience for building text analysis projects. The company has added instructional support to the Gale Digital Scholar Lab with the launch of its new integrated Learning Center. Now users have a learning framework that provides step-by-step instruction that helps them navigate and learn throughout the Labís workflow. This creates an entirely new structure for teaching best practices, research principles and the iterative nature of digital scholarship, in a manner thatís teachable and repeatable, putting research and learning first.

(OCLC) Dopo l'inserimento nel Servizio Bibliotecario Nazionale, l'Accademia dei Georgofili, la storica istituzione fiorentina che si occupa di agricoltura, ha deciso di aderire anche a reti bibliotecarie internazionali, al fine di dare maggiore visibilitŗ al proprio patrimonio librario e offrire nuovi strumenti di ricerca per studiosi di tutto il mondo.

(PTFS Europe) Management Systems (LMS) and Associated Services. PTFS Europeís Koha LMS SaaS will be available to universities and colleges via the APUC framework which substantially reduces the time and effort involved in the full tendering and contracting process for Library Management Systems.

(California Digital Library) The Advisory Council of the EarthArXiv preprint service for earth sciences announced a partnership with the California Digital Library that will support EarthArXivís mission, future growth, and long-term sustainability. Core to this partnership will be the transition of EarthArXivís preprints server Ė including public display and submission management Ė from the Center for Open Science to the eScholarship Publishing program at the CDL. CDL will host EarthArXiv using Janeway, an open source publishing platform developed by the Centre for Technology and Publishing and the Open Library of Humanities at Birkbeck University of London. EarthArXivís Advisory Council will maintain ownership and control over the preprint server, while the eScholarship Publishing team will contribute to the development, support, and maintenance of the Janeway platform.

May 19, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that King's College, Leonard Corgan Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 214,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announcde that De La Salle University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to streamline workflows, enhance patronsí user experience, and support teaching and learning.

(FOLIO) FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform, has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.

May 18, 2020

(PTFS Europe) The British Museum has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has been selected to provide implementation, on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the Museumís specialised library collection of more than 300,000 volumes.

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