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Product and Company News and Announcements


August 4, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) We are thrilled to work with EBSCO and our partner libraries to introduce support for searching EBSCO EDS within Aspen Discovery. This functionality helps public libraries make effective use of their articles and databases and unifies the search experience for academic libraries. The introduction of this functionality marks a significant new chapter in the evolution of Aspen Discovery.

(Occuspace) Occuspace, an IoT occupancy data solution provider, today announced its safe social distancing sensor technology is gaining adoption among higher education institutions planning to reopen their campuses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As university officials actively address student re-population strategies to limit the spread of the virus, they are leaning on new technologies to provide additional safeguards for students, faculty, and staff.

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation has selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as its commercial public cloud platform. TLC's Library Management Software platforms: CARL.X, Library.Solution, and Library.Solution for Schools, provide their users with an experience built for scalability, high availability, and operational efficiency while supporting the librarians' goal of enhancing the patron's experience with the library.

August 3, 2020

(koha-community.org) Koha is a free and open source library system that was founded in New Zealand in 1999. Today, it is used in more than 15,000 libraries worldwide. This year we are excited to be hosting Kohacon, our annual conference, in Wellington, NZ.

(Axiell) Axiell, the leading supplier of software to the cultural sector, announced the acquisition of Musoft, the leading vendor for collections management, heritage catalogue, virtual reality and public facing solutions in the Czech and Slovak Republics. The acquisition advances the technology landscape for museums, libraries and cultural organisations in Eastern and Central Europe and brings customers such as Czech National Museum, Slovak National Museum, Czech National Heritage Institute, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic into the Axiell Group. Musoft's industry experience, local infrastructure, leading technologies and well-established customer relationships expand Axiell's position in Europe. In the near future, the region and Musofts existing customers will get access to the cloud-based solutions Axiell Quria for libraries and WeLib for education, as well as Axiell's solutions for collections management.

July 31, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC, the nonprofit global library technology and research organization based in Dublin, has been named among the “2020 Best Employers in Ohio.” OCLC has been recognized among the “Best Employers in Ohio” for 12 years since the program began in 2006. Crain's Content Studio-Cleveland published the 2020 Best Employers in Ohio list, in partnership with the Best Companies Group. The Best Employers in Ohio recognition is based in large part on confidential surveys of each organization's employees. OCLC is ranked 6th out of 22 recognized among the Best Employers in the Large Employers (250 or more employees) category.

(Patron Point) Patron Point announced that Jefferson Township Public Library (NJ) has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's marketing efforts. Of particular interest to the library is Patron Point's ability to produce newsletters and engage patrons with welcome messaging.

(TIND) Colorado College will migrate to a combined TIND IR and TIND DA instance for their newly branded digitalCC multi-media repository, providing archival preservation, curation, and discovery of scholarly publications and digitized special collections. The college migrates to TIND from a locally hosted Fedora Commons datastore.

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.5 is now available. The latest semi-annual release upgrades several important functions.

(Evergreen Project) Evergreen Release 3.5 is now available. The latest semi-annual release upgrades several important functions.

July 30, 2020

(NISO) The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announced the roster for the initial iteration of the Public Library Data Alliance (PLDA). Representing an array of stakeholders, this group will continue the work of the COSLA Measures that Matter initiative.

(Clarivate Analytics) Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to combine with CPA Global, a global leader in intellectual property software and tech-enabled services. In the all-stock transaction, CPA Global shareholders will receive approximately 218 million Clarivate ordinary shares, representing 35% pro forma fully diluted ownership of Clarivate. Based on the 30-day volume weighted average share price of Clarivate, the implied enterprise value is approximately $6.8 billion, which includes approximately $900 million of the present value of tax assets. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, is expected to close fourth quarter of 2020.

(Civica) Civica, a global leader in software for public and community services,announced that it has signed five-year contracts with two of Victoria's largest metropolitan libraries, Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation (ERLC) and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries (YPRL).

July 29, 2020

(SirsiDynix) SirsiDynix announced that Plano Public Library has selected SirsiDynix as their Integrated Library System partner. SirsiDynix believes in the power libraries have to uplift and enrich their communities and is honored to provide services and support in this endeavor. SirsiDynix is excited to welcome Plano Public Library.

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the successful migration of the Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Koha Integrated Library System. They were one of two 2019 Equinox Open Source Grant recipients.

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