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September 14, 2020

(ProQuest) As Californians begin a school year like no other, access to authoritative databases for teaching and learning is critical. Through the California K-12 Online Content Project, managed by the California State Library, all public school districts and charter schools in the state get unlimited access to a wealth of ProQuest and other resources for the duration of the 2020-21 school year. These resources made available since 2018 through schools will also now be available through public libraries across the state.

(ORCID) ORCID announced the appointment of Chris Shillum as its new Executive Director. Shillum follows ORCID's founding Executive Director, Dr. Laurel Haak, who left the organization in June to direct her energy and skills to establishing her company, Mighty Red Barn, that supports start-ups in building information-sharing tools and platforms. ORCID selected Shillum after an extensive global search led by Perrett Laver and a team of ORCID Board members. ORCID Board Chair Linda O'Brien coordinated the search.

September 11, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Weeks Memorial Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

September 10, 2020

(Equinox) Equinox announced the successful migration of the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS as part of the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative in Mankato, Minnesota.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Stowell Free Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

September 3, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the publication of its annual study on the challenges that academic researchers face, the priorities of research office leaders, and key opportunities for research offices and libraries to support scholarship at institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has partnered with NoodleTools, a research management platform that allows students to export citations with ease. The partnership integrates NoodleTools with EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and Explora for mutual customers. NoodleTools is a secure online research management platform that helps students organize their sources, build accurate citations, take notes, outline topics and prepare to write. NoodleTools allows students to create personal accounts, and now they can export MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations from any EBSCO search interface and save them to their accounts.

August 26, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Collier Library and Information Services at the University of North Alabama is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 882,000 plus holdings from Sierra ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

August 19, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) The Koha Community, one of the world's largest and most active Open Source communities, now has a curbside service integration, allowing our library partners to serve their patrons remotely in a much more efficient manner. ByWater Solutions saw an urgent need for this functionality within Koha and wanted to develop this integration as quickly as possible for our partners and the Koha Community.

August 17, 2020

(TIND) TIND announced that another law library will join Columbia and Berkeley Law schools in migrating to the TIND ILS. The Supreme Court Library Queensland will migrate from Millennium, by Innovative Interfaces, to a combined TIND ILS and TIND DA instance.

August 13, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC and the Center for Research Libraries have completed a two-year project that has added support for the registration of serial retention commitments in OCLC's WorldCat database, improved discovery of shared print data, and enhanced CRL's Print Archives Preservation Registry (PAPR). The expanded functionality is a significant step forward in collectively managing the preservation of the scholarly record for future generations.

August 12, 2020

(LibLynx) The Public Library of Science and LibLynx announced a partnership today to develop ground-breaking analytics that better communicate the usage and impact of Open Access content.

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 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.

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