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October 16, 2020

(OCLC) Dr. K. Wayne Smith, former President and CEO of OCLC, has died at the age of 82. Smith led OCLC from 1989–1998, a period of enormous growth. He came to OCLC after a distinguished career in government, education, and business

October 14, 2020

(OCLC) OCLC has signed agreements with leading publishers and other content providers around the world to add metadata for high-quality electronic and print books, journals, databases, and other learning materials that will make their content discoverable through WorldCat Discovery.

October 13, 2020

(Internet Archive) The Internet Archive is the newest library to join Project ReShare, a group of organizations coming together to develop an open source resource sharing platform for libraries.

October 12, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services will partner with University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology to develop a next-generation analytics platform. The platform will combine and streamline data sets from library and campus systems, allowing library staff to demonstrate a library's impact while making informed decisions on collections and services.

October 8, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software kicked off a new group, the new Public Library Leadership Council, with an inaugural meeting held virtually on October 7 and 8. The mission of the PLLC is to exchange ideas for the advancement and future of public libraries across the world.

October 6, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business has gone live with the Ex Libris Leganto course materials service. The university opted to move to the Leganto service as part of WU's digitization strategy, which calls for developing new forms of teaching and increasing support for distance learning. With the Leganto rollout, the library was ready to make the transition.

October 5, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Kansas Wesleyan University Memorial Library in Salina, Kansas is now live on Koha.

October 1, 2020

(EBSCO Information Services) The Five Colleges Consortium, as part of its FOLIO beta partnership with EBSCO Information Services, has become the first consortium to implement FOLIO Electronic Resources Management. This is the first step in a full FOLIO implementation in 2021. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Cape Town (UCT) Libraries in South Africa have selected the Ex Libris Leganto® course reading list solution and have begun the rollout of Leganto to academic staff. Leganto is integrated with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery tool.

September 28, 2020

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida is now live on FOLIO.

(Talis) The University of Sussex has purchased Talis Elevate for the Foundation Year programme in order to grow the online learning community and to deepen student engagement with their academic study.

September 22, 2020

(Ex Libris) Ex Libris announced that the University of Barcelona has selected the Ex Libris campusM mobile app and web portal for the university community to use. With campusM in operation, the University aims to embrace mobile communication and connect with users via their mobile devices. The objective is to bring together –in a single application– various important functions including the ability to send notifications to different user groups, generate group loyalty through the use of the app and create another form of communication between the University and the students. The app integrates key institutional systems.

(OCLC) OCLC and LIBER announced today the launch of a discussion series on Open Science through webinars and discussion groups from 24 September-5 November. The series, based on the LIBER Open Science Roadmap, will help guide research libraries in envisioning the support infrastructure for Open Science (OS) and their role at local, national, and global levels.

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida is now live on FOLIO.

September 17, 2020

(Virginia Tech University) Representatives from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, and James Madison University will soon be in contract negotiations with Elsevier, the largest science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scholarly publisher. Working as a group, they will be discussing the unsustainable cost of accessing Elsevier's academic journals and options to make their public universities' research more accessible to the public that paid for it.

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