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February 26, 2021

Patron Point East Lansing Public Library (MI) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced today that East Lansing Public Library of Michigan has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

MOBIUS MOBIUS migrates Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library to NC Cardinal Consortium. MOBIUS announced that the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey (AMY) Regional Library successfully migrated and went live as a member of the NC Cardinal Consortium, which utilizes the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS), on February 18, 2021. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

NISO Announcing NISO’s 2021 Awardees. The winners of the National Information Standards Organization's 2021 awards and scholarships were announced. The recipient of this year's prestigious Miles Conrad Award for lifetime achievement is Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. This year's NISO Fellow is George Kerscher, CIO of the DAISY Consortium and Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech, for his invaluable work on information standards for accessibility and content distribution. The Ann Marie Cunningham Award honors NISO volunteers who routinely go above and beyond the normal call of duty to serve the organization. This year's recipients are Athena Hoeppner of the University of Central Florida, and Julie Zhu of the IEEE. [Full Announcement].

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons launches BiblioEmail: integrated, accessible, automated email marketing designed for public libraries. BiblioEmail is now available to all public libraries for pre-order as part of the BiblioCommons suite of services. BiblioEmail is specifically designed for public libraries looking to personalize their email marketing efforts. The new product's most notable feature is the ability to repurpose content that has already been created in BiblioWeb — making the email creation process much more streamlined and staff-friendly. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services launches Dynamic Health CDS + Skills. EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the release of Dynamic Health™ CDS + Skills, a resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills, obtain fast, accurate answers to clinical questions and foster a culture of evidence-based practice. Dynamic Health CDS + Skills builds on EBSCO's current resource, Dynamic Health™ Skills, adding clinical decision support content that is based on a strict, evidence-based methodology, leading to improved patient outcomes. [Full Announcement].

FOLIO. FOLIO welcomes new members and introduces a new governance model as the project expands. The FOLIO project, which has created an open source library services platform, is expanding to add new member organizations and is introducing a new governance model. The changes are designed to open the project to a wider variety of member libraries and organizations with a new structure for both involvement and leadership. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions offer FOLIO implementation services for libraries in the Philippines. EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions, the first EBSCO FOLIO partner in the Asia-Pacific reigon, have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO and OnStrike will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale and Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford announce the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships. The Bodleian Libraries and Gale, a Cengage Company, are delighted to announce the launch of the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships program. Funded by Gale, the fellowships will support three scholars for a three-month period of research into a digital humanities related topic at the University of Oxford, using the Centre for Digital Scholarship of the Bodleian Libraries. The goal of the program is to encourage emerging digital humanities scholarship in the Asia Pacific region and progress the contribution of non-Western and regional perspectives in the field of digital humanities research. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris National Library of the Netherlands teams with Ex Libris for digital preservation. The National Library of the Netherlands (KBNL) has chosen the Rosetta digital asset management and preservation solution from Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, to ensure its fast-growing digital collections remain safe for future generations. Rosetta is an end-to-end solution that enables the safe and secure collection, management and delivery of all types of digital information. [Full Announcement].

Bruynzeel Storage Systems. Bruynzeel Storage Systems acquires American distributor of storage systems. The European market leader in mobile storage systems, Bruynzeel Storage Systems with headquarters in Panningen, Netherlands is taking over the American distributor RDT Concepts. With the acquisition, Bruynzeel strengthens its position in the American market in mobile and fixed storage systems. RDT Concepts has built a strong position in a large number of markets in the Midwestern United States over the past decades. The US storage systems market is the largest in the world. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2021

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].

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].

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

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].

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].

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].

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].

February 22, 2021

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].

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].

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].

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