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February 24, 2021

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative Announces Mobile Worklists 4.0 Available for Android. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced that Mobile Worklists 4.0 for Android is in general release. The Mobile Worklists mobile app, which lets library staff update lists and item records from their mobile device when pulling titles for exhibits, fulfilling holds, and conducting inventory, is now available on the Android platform and offers libraries more options for getting work done from within the stacks. The Android operating system is used by about three-quarters of mobile users worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Open Library Foundation Elizabeth German joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer. he Open Library Foundation has named Elizabeth German to the role of Senior Program Officer. German is an associate professor and the service design librarian at Texas A&M University and will work with the Foundation's Board to support Foundation operations and strategic initiatives. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Springshare celebrates Global Chat Cooperative's one year relaunch. Springshare recognizes the one year anniversary of the relaunch of the 24/7 Global Chat Cooperative service - a worldwide librarian community answering patron questions and chats when their local librarians are unavailable. [Full Announcement].

February 23, 2021

Ex Libris New Zealand's Lincoln University goes live with Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution. The university is the first in New Zealand to implement the Leganto solution, which will strengthen the quality of teaching and learning and facilitate the management and reporting of copyright complianceAdelaide, Australia, and Christchurch, New Zealand—February 23, 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that Lincoln University is the first institution of higher education in New Zealand to go live with the Ex Libris Leganto® course resource list solution. Leganto serves lecturers, librarians, and students at the university and provides the institution with a digital repository for course materials. Leganto is integrated with Lincoln University's Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution. [Full Announcement].

Systematic Group. Södertälje kommun erbjuder alla skolbibliotek en ny och användarvänlig lösning. Som den andra kommunen på bara ett par månader har Södertälje valt bibliotekslösningen Cicero för att öka tillgängligheten till skolbiblioteken i grundskolorna. Under hösten 2020 valde Norrköpings kommun att köpa bibliotekslösningen Cicero till kommunens samtliga 50 skolbibliotek. Nu väljer Södertälje kommun också att göra det, vilket gör det lätt för skolbibliotekarier, lärare och 12 000 elever att hitta och låna exemplar – såväl på biblioteket som i klassrummet. [Full Announcement].

Biblionix Apollo LSP boosted with Advanced Reserves and Library of Things. Biblionix announced Advanced Reserve and Library of Things (LoT) capabilities for its Apollo ILS/LSP. Libraries can choose to implement either one or both on anything in their Apollo catalogs. [Full Announcement].

Solus Solus Library App now supporting 24 languages. February 24, 2021 - Solus Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of 4 new languages, bringing the total to 24, with 12 local country variations. The Solus Library App has seen tremendous growth both internationally, as well as in the North American market through itself and reseller partners. [Full Announcement].

February 22, 2021

Villanova University. VuFind 7.1 Released. Version 7.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release focuses on improving compatibility while also adding several new features and fixes. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Europe Plymouth Marjon University chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. The Plymouth Marjon University has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous SirsiDynix Symphony solution. PTFS Europe implemented the new system and is providing on-going hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2021

Patron Point MidPointe Library System (OH) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that MidPointe Library System of Ohio has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Nine more libraries now using Tipasa for interlibrary loan management. In recent weeks, nine libraries have implemented Tipasa for their ILL programs and joined a total of 316 libraries now using Tipasa. [Full Announcement].

February 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Bill Kessler as Aspen Discovery sales consultant. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Bill Kessler Burnett has joined ByWater Solutions as an Aspen Discovery Sales Consultant. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris Esploro integrates with Knowledge Unlatched to support institutions’ adoption of Open Access publishing models. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced its partnership with Knowledge Unlatched, an open access service provider. The integration of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution with the Knowledge Unlatched Oable workflow management solution will provide research institutions with full article processing charge (APC) workflows, covering APC submission, approvals, and budget management in Ex Libris Alma library services platform. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC helping Fayetteville Public Library to ‘create ultimate library experience’ with Wise. Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the community engagement system for U.S. public libraries. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library goes live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library in Arizona is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery. [Full Announcement].

February 16, 2021

Follett Remembering David Cully (1952-2021). David Cully, 68, died Sunday (Feb. 14) following a battle with cancer. Cully joined Baker & Taylor, a Follett company, in 2008 and served in several leadership roles before being named President of the business in 2017. Mr. Cully retired from Baker & Taylor in August 2019. He previously held various chief executive and executive president positions at Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Putnam Berkley Publishing Group and Waldenbooks. [Full Announcement].

February 15, 2021

Open Library Foundation The Open Library Foundation names new Board President and two new board members. The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board. Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library Systems and Services at Stanford University will replace David Carlson as Board President. Carlson, Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University, will maintain his seat on the Board. The Board is also welcoming Chris Keene and Paula Sullenger. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at 2021 Computers in Libraries Conference. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Computers in Libraries Conference from March 23-25. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Benbrook Public Library (TX) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Benbrook Public Library of Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 11, 2021

Index Data PALCI and ConnectNY partner with Index Data to adopt ReShare. Index Data is pleased to announce that the PALCI consortium and ConnectNY (CNY) will adopt ReShare to support their consortial resource sharing programs. The two consortia, both planning to go live this summer, will partner with Index Data for implementation, hosting, and support services. [Full Announcement].