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September 21, 2020

(Auto-Graphics, Inc.) The parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., Agent Information Software released their earnings for the second quarter of 2020, ending June 30, 2020. Auto-Graphics, Inc., is an industry-leading provider of library automation software. A-G was the first to provide Cloud-based library resource sharing solutions.

(Biblionix) The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library invites residents to explore the new and improved online library catalog

(Evergreen Project) The Evergreen community is proud to announce that the ninth annual Evergreen Hack-A-Way will be conducted entirely online using the Hopin (hopin.to) platform. More robust than a simple meeting platform, Hopin allows for participant-driven events that are both pre-planned and that allow attendees to create their own sessions on the fly. Traditionally the Hack-A-Way has been held in-person. The current COVID-19 situation has presented the community with an opportunity.

September 18, 2020

(OCLC) Bucks County Free Library, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is the first consortium to sign on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced today that The Indianapolis Public Library has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts.

September 17, 2020

(ProQuest) Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill ebooks through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces.

(Virginia Tech University) Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly publisher. Working as a group, they will be discussing the unsustainable cost of accessing Elsevier's academic journals and options to make their public universities' research more accessible to the public that paid for it.

September 16, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced the selection and launch of the Ex Libris campusM mobile platform by the University of Hong Kong Libraries. The first in Hong Kong to adopt the platform, HKUL has already rolled out its new mobile app and web portal which is built on the campusM platform.

(Springshare) Springshare announced Pickup Manager - a new LibApps tool designed to help libraries improve workflows around the pickup of library holds. The Pickup Manager combines Springhare's scheduling and communication features and fully integrates them with the integrated library systems holds functionality. The end result is an affordable and user-friendly pickup management platform.

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres is thrilled to be attending the CIL and IL Connect 2020.

(University of Texas) The University of Texas System has joined the Texas Library Coalition for United Action (TLCUA) to rethink how university libraries collectively can improve access to faculty research and to push for changes to the costly subscription models offered by publishers of academic journals. A total of 41 institutions in Texas have now joined the Coalition – including the 14 UT institutions – making it the largest and most diverse consortia of its kind and giving it significant negotiating power.

September 15, 2020

(Springer Nature) month marks 20 years since Palgrave Macmillan revived the Palgrave name, continuing a long tradition of publishing the leading thinkers in the humanities, social sciences and business. Today, Palgrave Macmillan publishes more than 2,200 books and 50 journals every year and is the leading imprint in Springer Nature's humanities and social science portfolio.Building on an illustrious list of publications across its more than 175 year Macmillan heritage — including The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Palgrave's Golden Treasury, The Statesman's Yearbook and The British General Election series — Palgrave Macmillan publishes books, journals and major reference works across a wide spectrum of disciplines, with a focus on promoting interdisciplinarity.

(SirsiDynix) Pasadena Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner. Believing in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities, SirsiDynix is honored to provide services and support for Pasadena Public Library.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) (São Paulo State University) has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform to unify the management of its physical and electronic library collections and provide seamless access to the digital collection, an aggregate of more than three million items. For the 34 member libraries, the Alma platform will replace the Ex Libris Aleph system, which has served the institution for more than two decades. Unesp is the first Brazilian university to implement Alma cloud services.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Cedarburg Public Library (WI) has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's marketing efforts. Of particular interest to the Library was Patron Point's ability to move the Library's email program beyond monthly newsletters.

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