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August 8, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University is now live on Koha!

August 3, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solution announced that HELM (Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts) an association of Massachusetts college libraries in public higher education has added 4 more libraries to their HELM catalog. Northern Essex Community College, Berkshire Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Bristol Community College joined the group this year.

July 29, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative se enorgullece de anunciar la exitosa migración de la Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, una división del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña de San Juan de Puerto Rico, al Sistema Integrado de Gestión de Bibliotecas Koha. Es uno de los dos beneficiarios de la subvención Equinox Open Source para el 2019.

July 27, 2020

(SAGE Publications) The University of Southampton has adopted Talis Aspire as they focus on the use of digital resources. They aim to improve students' experience of accessing online resources with reading lists in Talis Aspire. The library will also benefit from streamlined workflows to enhance the resourcing and acquisitions processes.

July 22, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that the Pennsylvania Koha Consortium is now live on Koha! Nine Libraries throughout the state of Pennsylvania form the PKC Group! The member libraries were formerly known as Pennsylvania Millennium Users Group (PAMUG).

July 9, 2020

(OCLC) The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, part of the Cleveland Museum of Art, is now using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its library services platform. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a cloud-based library services platform with WorldCat as its foundation, which allows library staff to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also enables staff to better manage resources in all formats and to provide their users with improved access to the library's collections and the world's knowledge.

July 8, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful migration of John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary to the Koha Integrated Library System.

June 25, 2020

(Insight Informatics) The team at LIBERO announced that Burdekin Library has chosen LIBERO Cloud for its Library system.

June 19, 2020

(Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft) The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics now uses FOLIO to manage its electronic holdings. FOLIO is an Open Source platform developed cooperatively by an international community of libraries, associations and companies. The ZBW is a member of this worldwide group of developers and goes live as the first pilot library in the GBV Common Library Network.

June 18, 2020

(Index Data) The Simmons University Library went live with the Open Source Library Services Platform FOLIO on Monday, June 15, 2020. As part of the Fenway Library Organization (FLO), Simmons implemented FOLIO in collaboration with the FLO staff as well as its hosting partner Index Data. It is using VuFind, the open source library resource portal, as its public-facing catalog user interface. This is the first implementation of VuFind as a public interface to FOLIO, and it includes full integration with patron empowerment functionality.

June 17, 2020

(Insight Informatics) Isaac Regional Library had a smooth transition from a Library Management system (LMS) that was no longer fit for purpose, to LIBERO's flagship product, LIBERO Cloud.

(Equinox) Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful migration of Dominican University College of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the Koha Integrated Library System .

(Leipzig University) After two years of preparation and development, Leipzig University Library put the open source Library Service Platform FOLIO into operation on June 11 2020. We have thus reached a further milestone in the use of open source software. From now on our electronic resources (i.e. e-journals, e-books and databases) will be managed with this innovative, self-hosted software. This makes us the second German library and the fifth library worldwide to use this future-oriented platform productively. Instances for other Saxon university libraries will be added in the course of the year.

June 16, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) Missouri State University Libraries are now live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform, making MSU the first academic institution in the United States to fully implement FOLIO. Missouri State University Libraries implemented FOLIO by working with the EBSCO FOLIO migration team and are using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and service.

June 15, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Putnam County Library to Evergreen as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

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