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Product and Company News and Announcements


August 1, 2019

(Follett) Follett has released Destiny 17.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools

July 30, 2019

(Biblionix) Biblionix announced that its ground-breaking Reserve Express capability has been significantly enhanced. The Apollo ILS/LSP Reserve Express feature has allowed patrons to subscribe to their favorite authors for receiving new titles. Whenever staff catalogs such new books, they simply click a button to add all subscribers to the reserve list, in random order. This lets patrons rest easy and not be concerned with the arrival timing of new books; as subscribers, they know they’ll receive them. And staff need not maintain manual lists of subscribers.

(Lucidea) Vancouver-based software developer Lucidea is significantly enhancing the automatic classification capabilities of its leading ILS, KM and museum and archival collections management software—bringing AI to library, knowledge center, museum and archives clients.

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced today its 18th content connection for eResource Central, their electronic resource integration for discovery. Libraries with content subscriptions for any of the vendors and/or products below can now offer discoverable and direct access from Enterprise—SirsiDynix’ premier discovery platform.

May 6, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, ProQuest company, ha annunciato la creazione dell’Indice di discovery centrale (CDI), un indice dei contenuti solido e completo che amplierà le capacità dei servizi di discovery Ex Libris Summon e Primo. Il CDI arricchirà l’esperienza di discovery degli utenti sia attraverso i rinomati servizi di discovery sia consentendo alle biblioteche di supportare in modo più efficace le necessità dei ricercatori mediante servizi di ricerca intelligenti guidati dall’intelligenza artificiale.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, una empresa de ProQuest, ha anunciado la creación de un Índice Central de Descubrimiento (ICD), un índice robusto y completo de contenidos que ampliará las capacidades de los servicios de descubrimiento Ex Libris Summon y Primo. El ICD enriquecerá la experiencia de descubrimiento de los usuarios a través de los dos servicios emblemáticos de descubrimiento, permitiendo a las bibliotecas dar un mejor soporte a las necesidades de los investigadores a través de servicios de descubrimiento inteligente impulsados por inteligencia artificial.

May 2, 2019

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, hat den Central Discovery Index (CDI) angekündigt, einen zuverlässigen, umfassenden Content Index, der die Möglichkeiten der Discovery-Dienste Ex Libris Summon und Primo erweitern wird. Der CDI wird die Discovery-Erfahrung der Nutzer in beiden Discovery-Diensten verbessern und es den Bibliotheken ermöglichen, den Bedürfnissen der Forschenden durch intelligente Discovery-Dienste, die auf künstlicher Intelligenz basieren, besser gerecht zu werden.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, une entreprise de ProQuest, a annoncé la création du Central Discovery Index (CDI - index de découverte central), un index de contenu exhaustif et robuste qui viendra étendre les capacités des services de découverte des systèmes Ex Libris Summon et Primo. Le CDI enrichira l’expérience de découverte des utilisateurs sur les deux services de découverte phares de l’entreprise. Les bibliothèques pourront ainsi améliorer leur réponse aux besoins des chercheurs à l’aide de services de découverte intelligents alimentés par intelligence artificielle.

April 11, 2019

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.3 is now available, and the software update adds 82 improvements in its latest semi-annual release. Functionality improvements include updates and additions to the MARC Import/Export interface and a prototype of a new staff catalog interface. Both are part of the move to Angular. Improvements to patron registration and service are also included.

April 10, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative unveiled Inspire Discovery. The new Inspire platform is state-of-the-art and delivers library experiences that are designed to meet people’s expectations of modern media and software solutions. Inspire Discovery, the first module to debut on the platform, becomes the most advanced Discovery research tool in the market. At the root of the technology, Inspire Discovery takes valuable library data and transforms it to deliver contextually relevant information, displaying results in an intuitive visual interface. Other market solutions utilize list-based relevancy search technology that does not provide students, faculty and researchers the ability to “see” relationships between authors, concepts and resources.

April 9, 2019

(BibLibre) BibLibre, French company helping libraries adopting Open Source software, one of the oldest contributor to Koha, is happy and proud to announce Urungi. Urungi is a web application for creating dashboards and reports. Based on the concept of “layers”, an organized-non-technical view on your database, Urungi makes the creation of reports and dashboards very easy for a non technical person.

April 3, 2019

(Lucidea) Lucidea is the parent company to a full portfolio of market knowledge management, library automation, and museums and archives collections management applications. Their LucideaCore platform is the foundation of all these products, and manages the data points, relationships, storage, discovery, delivery, presentation, and security of data.

March 19, 2019

(Softlink International) Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release this week of Liberty v5 Build 8.031. The version includes a number of much anticipated features and enhancements.

March 13, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the evidence needed to investigate potential cases of contract cheating.

March 12, 2019

(Follett) Follett announced the launch of MyDestiny, a powerful new learning platform that combines an expansive library of ebooks and Open Educational Resources with built-in artificial intelligence to help teachers find quality, standards-aligned resources and to guide students on their learning path from discovery to mastery.

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