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June 24, 2020

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.037.

June 22, 2020

(Springshare) Springshare announced new features of its LibApps platform, all designed to help safely reopen public spaces. Coming in mid-July, LibCal Seats will empower building managers to adhere to social distancing guidelines, support contact tracing efforts (where required), and monitor building capacity by designating individual seats and spaces for reservation. LibCal will also expand integrations with LibAnswers and ILS and offer 2-way communication via SMS/chat to enhance the curbside pickup of holds materials.

June 9, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services Usage Consolidation service now supports COUNTER R5 providing comparison tools and new ways for librarians to analyze and manage usage reporting.

June 8, 2020

(Lyrasis) The LYRASIS CollectionSpace team announced the release of CollectionSpace 6.0 with exciting new features and improvements. CollectionSpace is a community-supported collections management (CMS) solution for museums and other collecting institutions, providing standards-based collections management workflows, robust tools to store and describe a wide variety of digital assets, unlimited user licenses, and a public browser for sharing collections information online.

June 5, 2020

(BARATZ) Desde Baratz queremos anunciar que ya está disponible AbsysNet 2.2.5 tras semanas de trabajo y comunicación constante con nuestros clientes. Esta versión intermedia se adelante a la planificación del lanzamiento de AbsysNet 2.3, la cual está prevista para finales de año / principios del 2021. La función más destacada de AbsysNet 2.2.5 es que permitirá a las bibliotecas tratar de forma específica la cuarentena de los ejemplares.

June 4, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the development of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Evergreen ILS. The latest feature, expected to be available in June, was designed by Equinox and supported by the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), the non-profit which oversees SPARK, an Evergreen consortium in the state of Pennsylvania.

June 2, 2020

(Biblionix) Biblionix today announced the completion of its Mobile Checkout capability for the Apollo® ILS/LSP. This brings the number of closure and partial-closure tools that are now available to all Apollo customers to eighteen. All are free of charge.

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.

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 Lab’s workflow. This creates an entirely new structure for teaching best practices, research principles and the iterative nature of digital scholarship, in a manner that’s teachable and repeatable, putting research and learning first.

May 19, 2020

(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 14, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally.

April 2, 2020

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5.

March 11, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services announced a strategic collaboration aimed towards enhancing clinical decision support and operations for healthcare providers and health systems. The companies are combining their respective solution suites – DynaMed and IBM Micromedex with Watson – into a single, high-value global solution called "DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson." The combined solution suite will be designed to bring together drug and disease content, into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions.

(EBSCO Information Services) IBM Watson Health and EBSCO Information Services announced a strategic collaboration aimed towards enhancing clinical decision support and operations for healthcare providers and health systems. The companies are combining their respective solution suites – DynaMed and IBM Micromedex with Watson – into a single, high-value global solution called "DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson." The combined solution suite will be designed to bring together drug and disease content, into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions.

March 5, 2020

(Lyrasis) Version 7.0 Beta 1 of DSpace, one of the leading open source repositories used in more than 2500 installations globally, is now available for download and testing. Beta 1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. This new release is thanks to the work of The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS, the DSpace Organizational Home.

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