Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

January 7, 2021

ByWater Solutions KOHA ILS Koha Community Announces 20.11 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced last month that the Koha 20.11 release is available. This major release includes 9 new features, 354 enhancements, 412 bugfixes. [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2020

ByWater Solutions Aspen Discovery announces 20.17.00 Release. Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.17.00 release is available. This minor release includes 12 updates to the Aspen Discovery system. [Full Announcement].

December 15, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative announces Vega Discover Release. Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software announced today that Vega Discover is now in general release. [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2020

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix BLUEcloud Mobile enhancements now include patron self-service and click and collect. To allow for safer, contactless circulation in response to the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting to the libraries, SirsiDynix announced enhancements to the BLUEcloud Mobile application with Patron Self-Service and Click & Collect. The new optional workflows allow patrons to use their mobile devices to check books in and out with barcodes and RFID systems. This functionality is supported by vendors such as 3M, Bibliotheca, PV Supa, FE, Envisionware, and D-Tech. [Full Announcement].

November 11, 2020

Softlink International Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.040. Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.040. The latest release includes some features eagerly anticipated by our Liberty customers in libraries and knowledge centres across the globe. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

Coherent Digital. World's largest resource for public policy launches today. Coherent Digital launched Policy Commons, a new resource to help researchers, educators, students, and policymakers benefit from the work of top policy experts, publishers, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs, and NGOs. Policy Commons is a discovery service, an aggregation of premium content, a social network, a hosting service, a curation service, an alert service, a repository to save at-risk content, an impact analytics service, and a suite of tools to enrich content. These services are built around a specially commissioned organization directory with over 16,000 records. Membership is free to end-users, and much of the content is open. [Full Announcement].

October 30, 2020

Evergreen Project Evergreen Release Adds Curbside Pickup, Course Reserves. The largest new Evergreen release in years provides important new functionality for all types of libraries, including new curbside pickup and course materials modules. [Full Announcement].

October 29, 2020

Galecia Group. Announcing: Library Dial-A-Story Services from LibraryCall. LibraryCall is a new cloud telephone application developed by The Galecia Group for their library customers. LibraryCall allows librarians to easily set up telephone-based services for their patrons, such as Library Dial-A-Story services, community calendars, and resource hotlines that give callers up-to-the-minute information on local community services. [Full Announcement].

October 24, 2020

OCLC OCLC supports libraries, researchers, educators and students with open access content through WorldCat. OCLC is supporting libraries, researchers, educators and students with high-quality open access content that is discoverable and freely accessible through WorldCat Discovery and [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative offers new Mobile App for public libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2020

The Library Corporation Library.Solution 5.6.1 is here. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2020

ByWater Solutions Aspen Discovery Announces 20.13.00 Release and Notes. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 23, 2020

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons launches new BiblioApps to deepen patron engagement. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2020

Springshare Springshare: new pickup manager tool for integrated contactless pickups. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 10, 2020

ByWater Solutions Aspen Discovery Announces 20.12.00 Release and Notes. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2020

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New Developments for Innovative Vega Platform. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 28, 2020

Equinox Equinox Announces Update to Curbside Pickup Plugin for Koha ILS. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 21, 2020

Insight Informatics LIBERO Enhances Its Service Offering. 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. [Full Announcement].

Insight Informatics LIBERO erweitert Serviceangebot für deutschsprachige Kunden. 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. [Full Announcement].

August 20, 2020

Equinox Equinox announces curbside pickup now available for Koha ILS. 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. [Full Announcement].