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October 24, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC is supporting libraries, researchers, educators and students with high-quality open access content that is discoverable and freely accessible through WorldCat Discovery and

October 13, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced the release of its new Innovative Mobile product, which puts the power of Sierra and Polaris into patrons' hands worldwide.

October 8, 2020

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation's latest major update to Library.Solution was recently released and customers are already complimenting the enhancements and new features found within version 5.6.1 of the Library Management System.

September 30, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.13 release is available. This major release includes 1 new feature, 31 improvements, and 4 minor changes.

September 23, 2020

(BiblioCommons) BiblioCommons announced the launch of the all-new BiblioApps for Android. Unlike other apps for public libraries, BiblioApps is designed in the context of the full patron experience. BiblioApps broadens and deepens patron engagement with the public library by providing an exceptional, personalized, modern mobile experience that is now available for both iOS and Android platforms.

September 16, 2020

(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.

September 10, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.12 release is available. This major release includes 1 new feature, 72 improvements, and 2 minor changes.

August 31, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, announced today that Suffolk Cooperative Library System in New York has joined six other public libraries in the Innovative Development Partner program for Vega, a new patron engagement and discovery solution for public libraries. The Development Partner program advances Innovative's products through advisory discussions, usability testing, and beta testing. The public libraries participating for Vega represent millions of patrons and a combined annual circulation of over 10 million.

August 28, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative announced completion of the latest update to the Curbside Pickup plugin for libraries using Koha ILS. This improvement will allow Koha libraries to immediately make use of the plugin without having to pay for additional development services or wait for a technical change to the core Koha ILS.

August 21, 2020

(Insight Informatics) Whether you are eager on self-help or wish to suggest an enhancement, need some advice on implementing a new feature or have a time-sensitive query, LIBERO's Exchange Portal offers you around the clock support and access.

(Insight Informatics) Egal, ob Sie nach einer Hilfestellung suchen oder eine Verbesserung vorschlagen möchten, Ratschläge zum Implementieren einer neuen Funktion benötigen oder eine zeitsensible Frage haben: das LIBERO Exchange Portal und das Supportteam von LIBERO steht Ihnen jederzeit zur Verfügung.

August 20, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the availability of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Koha ILS. The specifications and workflow for the new Koha plugin were designed by Equinox staff members Galen Charlton, Sally Fortin, and Andrea Buntz Neiman following the successful release of the Curbside Pickup functionality developed by Equinox for Evergreen ILS in June. The Koha plugin specifications were released to the Koha community with a call for co-sponsorship on July 29, 2020. Koha developer Kyle M. Hall of ByWater Solutions announced initial development of Equinox's specifications this week.

August 18, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative has launched the Polaris Release 6.6 featuring print notices processing and serials check in for the Polaris Leap web application and a new, optional data privacy feature for the PowerPAC. In Polaris 6.6, library staff will now be able to generate and post circulation notices directly from Leap. Previously, circulation staff completed most of their daily workflows in Leap but still used the staff client to post notification details to patron accounts. Innovative added print notices in Leap based on customer feedback to enable circulation staff to work freely in Leap from anywhere without returning to the Polaris client to complete daily operations.

August 13, 2020

(Follett) With this week's release of Destiny 18.0, Follett announced it is unveiling brand-new apps that have been designed from the ground up to bring an easy-to-use, personalized experience to school library patrons using mobile devices. The apps will conveniently facilitate the use of library materials whether students are learning in school or remotely

August 12, 2020

(SirsiDynix) announced the general availability of its newest product, the Community Engagement Platform (CEP). CEP is a comprehensive marketing tool for libraries of all shapes and sizes. It consolidates multiple products and services into one cohesive solution, delivers unified and consistent branding, and creates more effective marketing campaigns with data directly from the Integrated Library System (ILS). The Community Engagement Platform is now available to all libraries worldwide.

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