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October 23, 2020

(ProQuest) Underline Science , the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announces a significant investment from ProQuest, a global leader in educational technology. The investment from ProQuest will enable Underline to extend the reach of its video platform for scientific and scholarly conferences, redoubling the impact of this knowledge, and providing opportunities to accelerate scientific discovery.

October 22, 2020

(Wiley, Inc.) John Wiley and Sons Inc., a leader in research and education, today introduced its Open Science Ambassador Program. The program acknowledges and supports Chinese thought leaders around the world who embrace open science principles and encourage a free exchange of ideas and collaboration within their communities.

October 21, 2020

(PTFS Europe) Cumbria County Council selected Koha for its new library management system, replacing a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has provided a comprehensive range of implementation and support services and the Council is pleased to announce that the system is now live. The Council looks forward to delivering an improved service to its customers and the library service particularly values the capabilities and efficiencies offered by the new open source solution.

October 20, 2020

(Springer Nature) Springer Nature and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) have agreed an approach that will deliver the first ever transformative agreement (TA) for Nature and Nature-branded journals. Building on the nationwide Projekt DEAL agreement concluded last January for Springer Nature journals, the commercial framework agreed with MPDL will now be offered to German institutions, in time for a January 2021 start. The transformative agreement, which will run for four years, enables authors affiliated with participating institutions to publish their research articles accepted for publication in Nature and Nature-branded research journals immediately open access at no cost to them. Participating institutions will also gain read access to the complete Nature portfolio, including Nature Review titles and all forthcoming Nature-branded journals.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Grapevine Public Library in Texas is now live on Koha.

(SirsiDynix) Inglewood Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System (ILS) partner. Believing in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities, SirsiDynix is honored to provide services and support for Inglewood Public Library.

October 19, 2020

(Axiell) Burlöv Libraries chooses Axiell's cloud-based library services platform, Quria, to make library workflows more efficient and to improve user experience for both library staff and users. The library service will also utilise Axiell's Arena discovery tool, as part of a digital-first plan to adapt operations and physical library spaces to better support and engage users.

(ProQuest) Is it possible to fight infectious disease like COVID-19 – and create a more just world in the process? The founders of Partners In Health, a nonprofit social justice organization with deep experience in treating infectious disease outbreaks globally, will tackle this question – and more – in a free virtual event hosted by EdTech leader ProQuest and documentary curator FILM PLATFORM.

October 16, 2020

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Okanagan Regional Library of British Columbia has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's marketing efforts. Of particular interest to the Library was Patron Point's ability to support branch level communications to each of its 31 branches.

(Yewno) Yewno announced that their Yewno Discover platform integrates into the Ex Libris Primo discovery service to provide mutual users with unparalleled access to knowledge discovery.

(Insight Informatics) The central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany trusts LIBERO as their library management system partner and has been doing so since 1999.

(OCLC) Dr. K. Wayne Smith, former President and CEO of OCLC, has died at the age of 82. Smith led OCLC from 1989–1998, a period of enormous growth. He came to OCLC after a distinguished career in government, education, and business

(Internet Archive) The collection of Detroit-based Marygrove College Library, comprising more than 70,000 books and journals, starts a new life online with the support of Internet Archive.

(Insight Informatics) Die Deutsche Bundesbank schenkt LIBERO seit 1999 ihr Vertrauen als Partner für ihr Bibliotheksmanagementsystem.

October 15, 2020

(Kanopy) A+E Networks and Kanopy, the streaming platform available through partnered public and academic libraries, announced today a digital library content agreement. Further enhancing Kanopy's educational value with select docuseries from A+E Networks' content divisions, including HISTORY and A&E, the deal provides users in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand with access to acclaimed documentaries and historical specials.

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