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October 16, 2019

(Overdrive) In support of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Libraries’ report, Public Libraries: The Case for Support, Rakuten OverDrive presented evidence in the House of Lords in Parliament on 15 October. This report calls for sustainable UK library funding by providing data and research on libraries’ positive impact on users, communities and the local economy.

(Kanopy) Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company’s new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

(ProQuest) According to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker, self-publishing grew at a rate of 40 percent in 2018 – and shows no signs of slowing down. Bowker’s annual study, “Self-Publishing in the United States, 2013-2018,” highlights self-publishing trends based on the number of ISBNs registered in the Bowker Books In Print® database. A book’s ISBN is a 13-digit product identifier used by libraries, booksellers, publishers and internet retailers for ordering, listing, sales records and inventory.

(Recorded Books) Princeton University Press and RBmedia today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to publish over 120 audiobooks in the next three years. The collaboration brings together Princeton University Press’ world-class content and RBmedia’s position as a market leader in scholarly, trade, and reference audiobook publishing.

(Capira Technologies) Capira Technologies continues to expand its growing list of library clients with a new partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library. The Library system—which represents the largest population in the nation - more than 4 million people —has signed on to begin the development of a custom mobile library app to better engage LAPL's patrons.

October 14, 2019

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic has appointed Jeff McDaniel as the Director of Sales and Business Development.

(Soutron Global) Soutron are delighted to announce authorised business partner in Ethiopia, MAKE Enterprise, have been for the last two years working towards a new solution for the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia.After a thorough tender process, the software provided by Soutron was chosen to help the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia manage their extensive collections, archives and records.

(Equinox) Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

October 11, 2019

(Library and Archives Canada) The Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have joined forces to improve preservation of Canadian publications in Canadian libraries. CARL member libraries and others are committed to ensuring proper stewardship of our Canadian published heritage, in both print and digital forms. With space and resources at a premium, collective efforts to manage print publications are becoming increasingly necessary. In order to study the current situation and recommend future action, CARL and LAC have established a working group to design and implement a national strategy for collective print preservation and access for Canadian publications, building on some very successful regional initiatives. Digitization will be relevant as it impacts print retention requirements and the provision of access. To ensure the national strategy draws upon and complements similar efforts in other countries, the working group will also liaise and collaborate with international print preservation initiatives.

October 9, 2019

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announces the release of RightsLink for Scientific Communications, formerly RightsLink Author, which builds on a market-leading platform to help publishers quickly model and support a wide variety of transformative agreements. Moreover, CCC offers professional services that help organizations address the ever-evolving user expectations, promote a data-driven culture, and drive business model innovation.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that the Greenwood Public Library (IN) has selected its patron relationship management system to elevate its web marketing efforts.

October 8, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announcef that the Bukkyo University library has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. It will be used in conjunction with the Ex Libris Summon discovery service, which the university implemented in 2011.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has partnered with MCN Healthcare to seamlessly integrate skills and procedures content from Dynamic Health into the MCN platform. Dynamic Health is EBSCO's evidence-based resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. MCN provides custom policy content, document management software and compliance expertise to healthcare organizations.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno California is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

(Recorded Books) Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, announced the availability of unlimited access newspapers in its RBdigital app and platform. In partnership with PressReader, RBdigital provides libraries unlimited access to more than 2,500 of the world’s leading newspapers, including the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New York Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

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