Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive


March 4, 2021

Patron Point Patron Point at Computers in Libraries Conference 2021. Patron Point announced today that its Vice President, Technology, Ted Fons, will be a part of the Next Gen Tech and Libraries Executive Panel at Computers in Libraries Conference 2021. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2021

Recorded Books RBmedia expands Christian audio offering with three exclusive publishing deals. RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced exclusive partnerships between its Christian Audio brand and three leading Christian publishers. In addition, RBmedia has welcomed Mark Warner as the new Christian Audio publisher. [Full Announcement].

Kanopy APUC Chooses Kanopy to provide streaming video to libraries throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC), a leading consortium serving academic and special library members across Scotland, has selected Kanopy as its streaming video partner. Kanopy offers a growing selection of more than 15,000 films to these regions from leading suppliers including Siren Films, United International Pictures and First Run Features, many of which are diverse and exclusive. [Full Announcement].

February 26, 2021

Patron Point East Lansing Public Library (MI) joins the Patron Point community. Patron Point announced today that East Lansing Public Library of Michigan has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 25, 2021

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons launches BiblioEmail: integrated, accessible, automated email marketing designed for public libraries. BiblioEmail is now available to all public libraries for pre-order as part of the BiblioCommons suite of services. BiblioEmail is specifically designed for public libraries looking to personalize their email marketing efforts. The new product's most notable feature is the ability to repurpose content that has already been created in BiblioWeb — making the email creation process much more streamlined and staff-friendly. [Full Announcement].

NISO Announcing NISO’s 2021 Awardees. The winners of the National Information Standards Organization's 2021 awards and scholarships were announced. The recipient of this year's prestigious Miles Conrad Award for lifetime achievement is Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. This year's NISO Fellow is George Kerscher, CIO of the DAISY Consortium and Senior Advisor, Global Literacy, Benetech, for his invaluable work on information standards for accessibility and content distribution. The Ann Marie Cunningham Award honors NISO volunteers who routinely go above and beyond the normal call of duty to serve the organization. This year's recipients are Athena Hoeppner of the University of Central Florida, and Julie Zhu of the IEEE. [Full Announcement].

February 19, 2021

Patron Point MidPointe Library System (OH) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that MidPointe Library System of Ohio has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 12, 2021

Patron Point Benbrook Public Library (TX) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Benbrook Public Library of Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

February 10, 2021

Overdrive Readers Across the US Fall in Love with Nationwide Digital Book Club. Nearly 16,000 public libraries and tens of thousands of readers across the United States join together to enjoy the latest Together We Read: US digital book club selection. From February 10 to 24, readers with a valid library card can borrow and discuss author Kate Clayborn's award-winning witty romance ebook and audiobook, Love Lettering, for free with no waitlists or holds. Readers can access the digital book by downloading the award-winning Libby app and then participate in an online discussion. [Full Announcement].

February 5, 2021

Patron Point Eagle Public Library (ID) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Eagle Public Library of Idaho has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2021

Patron Point Jessamine County Public Library (KY) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Jessamine County Public Library of Nicholasville, Kentucky has selected its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2021

Library Futures. Launch of new 501(c)3 Library Futures. Library Futures Institute, a new 501(c)(3) that will empower libraries to take control of their digital futures and fight for the right to equitable access to knowledge, launched this week with a social media campaign celebrating a technology-positive vision for libraries. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2021

Patron Point Brazoria County Library System (TX) launches with Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Brazoria County Library System of Angleton, Texas has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2021

Axiell Axiell and Piction partner to offer digital asset ecosystem for museum and archive collections. Axiell, the leading vendor globally for collections management software, announces a collaboration with Piction, an innovative technology company delivering a market leading cloud based Digital Asset Management solution to the cultural sector. This ground-breaking partnership enables museums, libraries, archives and other cultural organizations to manage and serve media and metadata seamlessly, ensuring the digital assets in the collection can be effectively shared within the institution and beyond. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2021

Patron Point ProQuest, Patron Point launch new reading recommendation service for public libraries.. EdTech leader ProQuest has joined Patron Point, a library marketing automation partner, to build Patron Point Recommends – a new reading recommendation service that helps public libraries market content to their patrons, increasing engagement and usage. [Full Announcement].

Axiell Oxelösunds library chooses Quria to streamline operations. Oxelösunds Library chooses Axiell's cloud-based platform, Quria, and discovery tool, Axiell Arena, to streamline work for library staff, leaving more time to assist borrowers and visitors. With this user-friendly and modern library system, Oxelösund will be better positioned to support its 11,900 inhabitants with more flexible library operations and automated processes. [Full Announcement].

January 15, 2021

Patron Point Patron Point receives Platinum Award in 2021 Modern Library Awards from LibraryWorks. Patron Point is delighted to announce it has received a Platinum award in LibraryWorks' seventh annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the Fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score. [Full Announcement].

Patron Point Danville Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point.. ron Point announced today that Danville Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

January 14, 2021

Crowley Company. Crowley Company Honored with Four 2021 Platinum Modern Library Awards. The Crowley Compan, a worldwide leader in digitization scanning solutions and services with offices in Frederick, Maryland, San Dimas, California and Basingstoke, UK, is pleased to announce that the firm has been honored with LibraryWorks' Modern Library (MLA) awards for the seventh consecutive year. Since the award programs' inception in 2015, Crowley has amassed 22 total awards, this year earning four Platinum distinctions, the highest honor offered. [Full Announcement].

January 8, 2021

Patron Point O’Fallon Public Library (IL) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that O'Fallon Public Library of Illinois has launched its patron relationship management system to support the Library's strategic marketing efforts. [Full Announcement].

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