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June 20, 2024

IOP Publishing First original research papers published in IOP Publishing's prestigious journal Reports on Progress in Physics. IOP Publishing has published the first original research papers in its flagship journal, Reports on Progress in Physics, adding to its 90-year legacy as one of the world's most authoritative sources of physics review content. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate reveals world's leading and trusted journals with the 2024 Journal Citation Reports. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released the 2024 update to the Journal Citation Reports. The reports provide an essential and comprehensive resource of high-quality journals, ranked by field to enable academic institutions, researchers and publishers to gauge the significance of journals in the global research landscape. Changes to journal rankings include the addition of the Emerging Sources Citation Index. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Europe NESCOT chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe.. North East Surrey College of Technology has chosen PTFS Europe to host and support its Koha system. PTFS Europe has implemented the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services to NESCOT to ensure its success in supporting these collections into the future. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2024

Overdrive OverDrive All Access collections to enable millions of readers to enjoy premium digital library books with no holds or wait times. As part of OverDrive's advocacy for flexible and reasonable digital book costs for schools and libraries, OverDrive announced today three new All Access Collections of simultaneous use ebook subscriptions for libraries. Designed to address the significant growth in reader demand for eBooks within the Libby and Sora apps, libraries will delight patrons with access to a growing catalog of in-demand titles without any holds. These genre-specific collections, priced with a fixed annual fee, will add meaningful inventory of popular titles to libraries and supplement other access models available from OverDrive Marketplace. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate identifies seven innovators in antibody drug conjugates in new Companies to Watch report. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, has released its annual Companies to Watch report, highlighting seven innovative companies revolutionizing drug discovery and development. These companies are advancing antibody-drug conjugates to deliver highly targeted cancer treatments with minimal side effects. Based on data, insights and analysis of drug benefits, financing and R&D activity, the report explores why these companies are significant innovators. While this year's report focuses on ADCs, previous editions highlighted RNA technology companies and AI/ML companies to watch. Impressively, eleven of the fourteen companies previously featured have completed significant transactions or raised substantial new funds, including DTx Pharma, AQEMIA, and Quris-AI. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature Springer Nature unveils two new AI tools to protect research integrity. Increased instances of fraudulent research are affecting the academic publishing community. Following successful pilots, Springer Nature is rolling out two new bespoke AI tools to support the identification of papers that contain AI-generated fake content and / or problematic images - two indicators of research integrity issues. Developed with Slimmer AI Science division, which Springer Nature acquired in 2023, one tool, Geppetto, detects AI-generated content, a classic indication of paper mill activity. Geppetto works by dividing the paper up into sections and uses its own algorithms to check the consistency of the text in each section. The sections are then given a score based on the probability that the text in them has been AI generated. The higher the score, the greater the probability of there being problems, initiating a human check by Springer Nature staff. Geppetto is already responsible for identifying hundreds of fake papers soon after submission, preventing them from being published – and from taking up editors' and peer reviewers' valuable time. [Full Announcement].

Axiell Axiell Group appoints Sebastian Svärdebrandt as new CIO. Axiell, the world's leading provider of software and services for the cultural sector, announced the appointment of Sebastian Svärdebrandt as Chief Information Officer. In this new role, Sebastian will oversee the technical strategy and development to ensure transformational initiatives globally to drive scalability. [Full Announcement].

OCLC WorldCat Entities URIs now automatically added to WorldCat records for newly controlled headings. Earlier this year, OCLC enriched more than 400 million WorldCat records with Worldcat Entities uniform resource identifiers. OCLC announced the extension of this initiative to routinely enhance WorldCat record quality through the automated addition of WorldCat Entities URIs to WorldCat records. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Librarians discuss insights from Clarivate 2023 student research projects. With the increase in availability of online services, students and faculty expect lectures to be on-demand. Even if classes are in person, students still expect to use online tools,” revealed Stephen Kemsley, Manager, User Experience Design, Clarivate, in our latest webinar. As librarians and professionals in the field of education, it's crucial to stay on top of the ever-evolving landscape of student dynamics. On May 21, six webinar panelists gathered to discuss findings from the latest Clarivate interviews and surveys, which uncovered new student challenges and expectations. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Librarians gathered in London for a full-day DAM Workshop. On May 30, 2024, digital collection librarians from institutions such as Oxford University, Kings College London, and the London School of Economics and Political Science gathered in London to participate in developing the next-generation DAM system that will ensure the longevity of special collections while making them easily discoverable. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2024

Ex Libris Ex Libris joins forces with PressReader to empower libraries with seamless access to breaking news and magazines. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced a partnership with the PressReader digital newsstand. With this new webhook integration, libraries with PressReader subscription can now offer patrons the ability to search critical, just-published newspaper and magazine content and view the results directly in the familiar Primo user interface, along with other relevant resources. [Full Announcement].

Get Full Text Research GetFTR extends retraction and errata service to all partners, enhancing research integrity and user experience. GetFTR has extended its Retraction and Errata service to all integrator partner organizations. This rollout enables partners, such as discovery resources, Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCNs) and publishers that have integrated GetFTR on their reference lists, to display a notification button at the point of discovery, indicating if an article has been updated or retracted. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox open source grant renewed for the Center for Khmer Studies. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Equinox Open Source Grant for the Center for Khmer Studies has been extended for a second three year cycle. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces artificial intelligence beta program. EBSCO Information Services is launching artificial intelligence beta programs to partner with customers and receive user input on the company's AI efforts. The first beta test concluded in May 2024, and a second beta will begin in July 2024. The betas are intended to create efficiencies for researchers working within EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost. Beta testers are exploring two features — AI Insights, which will generate a short list of insights from full-text articles, and Natural Language Search, which allows researchers to conduct search in their natural language, with user queries honored as questions in search. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Vanderbilt University's Heard Libraries join OCLC Research Library Partnership. The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University have strengthened their commitment to innovation and collaborative scholarship by joining the OCLC Research Library Partnership. A multinational community of research libraries, the OCLC RLP is dedicated to improving library practice through professional development, collaborative research and information sharing. [Full Announcement].

PTFS Knowvation now on FedRAMP Marketplace. PTFS announced that Knowvation, a leading content services platform and document intelligence solution, is now “In Process” on the FedRAMP Marketplace for Moderate Impact Level systems. Moderate Impact systems account for nearly 80% of Federal agency FedRAMP requirements. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2024

Library Technology Guides Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry. Meeting announcement for the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion exploring the topic: Are Library Systems ready for the age of Generative AI? Generative AI has taken the business and consumer world by storm, and has advancing rapidly into the educational sector. Chatbots and search services powered by Generative AI have become commonplace. In the context of this widespread trend, library management systems, discovery services, and other strategic applications are just beginning to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities. Is this cautious approach warranted, or should developers of library technology systems take a more aggressive path?

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Equinox Equinox welcomes West Plains Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the West Plains Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of their membership with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. [Full Announcement].

Atmire Introducing the Next-Generation Repository for UNESCWA. In mid-February, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched its “ESCWA Knowledge Repository”, marking a significant milestone in the organization's digital initiatives. Developed by Atmire, this innovative repository is designed to facilitate the long-term preservation, organization, and dissemination of open digital knowledge products published by ESCWA. [Full Announcement].

Atmire The University of Galway migrates from an in-house DSpace to Open Repository. The University of Galway, a prestigious institution in Ireland known for its excellence in education and research, selected Atmire as its partner for a major repository migration project. This collaboration involved transitioning the university's existing repository to the advanced Open Repository platform. [Full Announcement].

Atmire Upgrading The World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository to DSpace 7. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank's official open-access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products and the largest single source of development knowledge. The upgrade of the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) to DSpace 7 fulfilled a commitment to enhancing user experience, streamlining workflows, and amplifying the impact of development research globally. The World Bank aims to encourage innovation and allow anyone in the world to use Bank knowledge to help improve the lives of those living in poverty. Through collaboration with Atmire, the World Bank has established the Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) as a significant resource for disseminating development knowledge globally. [Full Announcement].

IGI Global IGI Global Medical Titles Included in Doody's Core Titles 2024. IGI Global announced the inclusion of five of their medical research books in the 2024 edition of the prestigious Doody's Core Titles, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries. This annual publication, produced through the collaboration of over 200 healthcare professionals and medical librarians, identifies must-have titles and essential purchase recommendations in 124 specialty areas, including health sciences, basic sciences, clinical medicine, allied health, associated health professions, and nursing. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Columbia University selects FOLIO as new LSP with EBSCO FOLIO's support. The Columbia University Libraries joins the growing number of Association of Research Libraries member institutions to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with the support of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will provide comprehensive hosting, implementation and support services to transition Columbia Libraries from the existing Voyager system to FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca to showcase two new solutions at ALA 2024. Bibliotheca showcases innovative library solutions at this year's American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, June 27 – July 2, 2024. Visitors to Booth #1143 will be among the first to see the all-new Tote Management solution, the recently launched selfCheck 3000, and QR code patron payment technology. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis The Palace Project IMLS Grant Report, Part 2: Access for All. In 2020, Lyrasis received an IMLS grant to develop and pilot an ebook and audiobook service for state and public libraries. The Palace Project deploys a cloud-based, remotely supported digital library reading platform for collection management and provides a curated set of ebooks and audiobooks through the Palace app and Virtual Library Card (VLC) that allows immediate patron access. During the grant period of September 2020 through February 2024, Lyrasis developed and tested service components, piloted the service for 17 months with pilot libraries, provided training and support for library staff and their patrons, and assessed value and impact for libraries and patrons. Each pilot library received $25,000 of digital content. [Full Announcement].

June 14, 2024

Taylor and Francis Taylor & Francis issues expanded guidance on AI application for authors, editors and reviewers. As the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in research and writing continues to evolve, Taylor & Francis has issued the latest iteration of its policy on the application of AI tools. The policy aims to promote ethical and transparent use of AI, while addressing the risks and challenges it can pose for research publishing. To support the responsible adoption of AI opportunities, and to answer common questions, Taylor & Francis has launched a new policy outlining the expectations of authors, editors, and reviewers who use AI tools in their work. The guidance for authors is based on the principle that they remain accountable for the originality, validity, and integrity of the content they submit to publishers. It covers areas such as authorship attribution, acknowledgement of AI use, and the activities for which AI use is not permitted. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association Raymond Pun, elected to lead ALA in 2025-26, will step away from the position. Raymond Pun, in line for the American Library Association presidency, will not assume the role for health reasons. He was to take office as president elect after ALA Annual Conference adjourns in early July, and he would have been president in 2025-26. The 2024-25 Executive Board will fill the vacancy within 30 days of taking office, subject to a confirmation vote by ALA's Council. The process to fill the vacant position of president elect is spelled out in the ALA bylaws. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation The Library Corporation invites ALA attendees to booth #1025. The Library Corporation welcomes all American Library Association (ALA) conference attendees to visit Booth #1025 to explore cutting-edge integrated library systems (ILS) and metadata services tailored to libraries' unique needs. Just a few steps away, TLC's partners at Tech Logic will be on hand to discuss their specialized RFID and AMH solutions. The teams of experts will be available from June 28 to July 1 in San Diego, CA. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Koha Community Announces 24.05 Release. The Koha Community, home of the world's first free and open-source library system, announced that the Koha 24.05 release is available. Koha 24.05 is a major release, that comes with many new features. It includes 9 new features, 239 enhancements, and 529 bugfixes. You can read more about the 24.05 release at on the Koha Community Website. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions' Partners Sponsor Development in Koha 24.05 Release. We are so thankful for all our partners who have sponsored developments in the Koha Community 24.05 release. [Full Announcement].

Lyrasis Lyrasis Partners with 4Science to Improve ORCID Functionality in DSpace. Lyrasis has partnered with 4Science to implement improvements to the ORCID API integration functionality in DSpace as part of the 2024 ORCID Global Participation Fund grant. This collaboration continues a historical and long-lasting relationship between Lyrasis, ORCID and 4Science with a shared goal to foster collaboration enhancing Open Science and Open Access initiatives to mak research and scholarly material more accessible, secure, sharable and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services CW MARS Consortium (MA) launches MessageBee SMS notifications. Unique Library announced the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the Central and Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (CW MARS) consortium this week. Patrons will receive notifications from the library via SMS notifications, creating a new channel for their patrons. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO FOLIO celebrates the implementation of more than 200 libraries and library systems using FOLIO LSP. More than 200 libraries worldwide have officially implemented the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO FOLIO brings an open-source option to libraries and library systems of all sizes, functions, and staffing levels. EBSCO provides FOLIO solutions that support the implementation and hosting needs of academic research libraries, consortia, medium and small colleges, universities, and community colleges. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic hosts 1920's-Style ALA Reception in San Diego. Tech Logic will host a 1920's-style ALA party. Tech Logic will be exhibiting at booth 923 for the ALA Annual Conference, and throwing a party for librarians. Our motto is “People First,” so we want to take some time to celebrate the amazing people in the library industry. [Full Announcement].

American Library Association Madison Leigh Comer awarded the 2024 Core Christian Larew Memorial scholarship. Madison Leigh Comer has been selected to receive the 2024 Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and Baker & Taylor. This scholarship is for master's level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at a library school program accredited by the American Library Association. Criteria for the Scholarship includes previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. [Full Announcement].

ProQuest ProQuest puts AI deeper in the researcher's journey for enriched insights and discovery. In February, ProQuest, part of Clarivate, launched a beta version of the AI-powered in ProQuest One Literature, setting a new standard for the responsible use of AI as a research partner for students. Now, ProQuest is expanding ProQuest Research Assistant with new AI-driven capabilities that power more effective and insightful interactions with full-text documents. Plus, it enriches search capabilities, so that even novice researchers can craft effective queries. The robust new features will become available beginning in September within the ProQuest One suite of products. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2024

Open Library Foundation The Open Resource Sharing Coalition (OpenRS) welcomes MOBIUS as its first consortial member implementer. The Open Resource Sharing Coalition, a collaborative resource sharing initiative of the Open Library Foundation, welcomes its first implementer, MOBIUS. MOBIUS is using EBSCO Information Services as its OpenRS service provider, providing the consortium with implementation, hosting, training and support services. As a founding member of the OpenRS coalition, MOBIUS has been instrumental in developing the new open-source resource sharing platform. Since the project's inception in August 2023, MOBIUS and the OpenRS Founding Council, a diverse group of consortia, libraries, and vendors, have been working closely to build a consortial resource-sharing solution. This collaborative effort was born out of the recognition that there is currently no solution in the market that fully addresses direct, unmediated resource sharing for consortia, especially those made up of different types of libraries (including public and academic) or that use different integrated library systems. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale named Overall Career Prep Solution of the Year in 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced that it has been selected as winner of the “Overall Career Prep Solution of the Year” award in the sixth annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards. Gale Presents: Peterson's Test and Career Prep was recognized for its breakthrough innovation in career readiness and prep. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards recognizes technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in educational technology solutions across the globe. This is the second consecutive year that one of Gale's adult learning resources has been recognized by the EdTech Breakthrough Awards. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces the Power in Partnerships webinar series. ByWater Solutions is focusing on partnerships in our next webinar series. Both Koha and Aspen Discovery are open-source solutions that can connect to many third-party products. Join us for one or all of these upcoming webinars, and be prepared to see how we put "the party in partnership". [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2024

Soutron Global Auditing AI (Artificial Intelligence) usage in legal organizations: New Vertical Files Podcast episode from Soutron Global. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, today announced the availability of a new podcast episode discussing the importance of auditing AI usage within organizations, hosted by John Connolly, MLS, PMP, with special guest Robin Rebollo, an innovative consultant and information professional. [Full Announcement].

LibraryPass Comics Plus expands options for emerging readers with picture books. LibraryPass, Inc. has expanded its Comics Plus platform to include picture books, offering emerging readers unlimited, simultaneous access to a diverse catalog of hundreds of titles from a range of notable publishers. The dynamic collection is supported by library-friendly publisher partners like ABDO, Cherry Lake, and Red Comet Press, with additional partners to be announced later this year. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services expands its history resources with release of Iter Bibliography. Iter Bibliography, a unique bibliography covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. Iter Bibliography, published by Iter Press, is an extensive index of more than 1.5 million citations for secondary source materials. The vast collection will appeal to libraries with specialized research needs or those looking to support researchers studying the medieval period and the Renaissance in European history. Iter Bibliography material includes 2,300 indexed journal titles and 16,500 indexed essay collection titles spanning 400-1700 CE. Iter Bibliography includes citations for books and journal material including articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies as well as citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books including conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues. The bibliography will continue to grow by approximately 50,000 records a year. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox presents on resource sharing and open source development at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager, will be presenting at the 2024 American Library Association Annual Conference in San Diego, California. The Equinox team will also be available throughout the conference by appointment. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO Welcomes New Board Members for 2024-25. The National Information Standards Organization announced the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2024. Robert Wheeler (Director, Publishing Technology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers) will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board, having served as Vice Chair for the past year. He is replaced as Vice Chair by Jonathan Clark (Principal, Consultant and Managing Agent, The DOI Foundation), who will assume the role of Chair for 2025–26 next July. Karim Boughida (Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook) rotates to the position of Past Chair, having served as NISO Chair for 2023–24. NISO Voting Members have also re-elected Trevor A. Dawes (Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware) and elected three new directors: Jenny Mathias (Global Marketing and Operations Director, Cambridge University Press and Assessment), Jill Morris (Executive Director, PALCI, the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation), and Emily Singley (Vice President, North American Library Relations, Elsevier) [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Williamson County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Williamson County Public Library in Tennessee. The Williamson County Public Library is an existing ByWater Solutions partner using supported Koha for their ILS. [Full Announcement].

June 10, 2024

TIND The University of Georgia selects TIND IR and TIND RDM. The University of Georgia has selected TIND IR and TIND RDM as its new institutional and research data repository. Supporting FAIR data-sharing practices and emerging federal funding agency requirements are key reasons for selecting the TIND IR and RDM combo. UGA is transitioning from ExLibris Esploro. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink IC has announced the launch of Liberty Digital, the newest addition to their suite of library, archive and information management solutions.. Softlink Information Centers announced the launch of Liberty Digital, the newest addition to their suite of library, archive and information management solutions. These include Liberty; an Integrated Library System, and illumin; a research and reference management tool. The launch of Liberty Digital marks another step forward in Softlink IC's commitment to providing effective and efficient information management tools to libraries, information and research institutions worldwide. [Full Announcement].

Softlink Information Centres Softlink Information Centers hosts successful Virtual Open Day, unveils Liberty Digital Library Management Platform. Softlink Information Centers successfully hosted its much-anticipated Virtual Open Day on 30 May 2024, with attendance from knowledge management professionals around the globe. This year's event was especially significant as it marked the official launch of Liberty Digital, Softlink's newest addition to its advanced library management solutions. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries are now live with OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups. Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries are now live using the new OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups, the state-of-the-art solution that reimagines resource sharing for library groups and consortia. OCLC Resource Sharing for Groups is a modern consortial borrowing solution that expedites delivery of digital and print items to library users. Participating libraries have all the tools needed to easily lend and borrow resources from group members. If a request can't be filled within the group, it seamlessly scales out to regional partners and to OCLC's global resource sharing network of more than 10,000 libraries, without any staff intervention. The solution also builds on smart fulfillment functionality for fast, predictable delivery based on local policies, group profiles, available resources, library relationships, and user needs—with first-supplier fill rates at 90-95 percent. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox announces major features in Evergreen 3.13. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced the arrival of Evergreen 3.13, the latest release of the award-winning library software used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. The Equinox team contributed 6 major features, 9 minor features, and 22 out of 39 bugfixes. As part of Equinox's commitment to accessibility, Equinox has been improving Evergreen's code to better support assistive technologies. Features that are part of this effort in Evergreen 3.13 include an innovative, keyboard-accessible column resize feature and rebuilt data grids that introduce automatic column sizing and text wrapping. [Full Announcement].

June 7, 2024

Springer Nature Springer Nature makes open research easier for authors via simplified protocols offering. Following the acquisition of in 2023, Springer Nature has announced the migration of all protocols currently hosted on Protocols Exchange to the innovative platform, making the home for the publishers' fully open protocols. Springer Nature hosts the world's largest collection of protocols of biomedical and life sciences protocols covering over 155,000 protocols and methods. The transition enables authors to benefit from greater functionality and the dynamic offerings of a more collaborative platform, helping them to share, develop, and make their methods open in ways not possible with traditional platforms. [Full Announcement].

National Science Foundation NSF enhances research security with new TRUST proposal assessment process. The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new risk mitigation process, the Trusted Research Using Safeguards and Transparency framework, which will guide the agency in assessing grant proposals for potential national security risks. The revised procedures will help safeguard U.S. taxpayer investments in research and innovation while strengthening international collaboration. Developed by the NSF Office of the Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy, the TRUST framework includes three branches. The first focuses on assessing active personnel appointments and positions, while the second focuses on identifying instances of noncompliance with disclosure and other requirements. The third branch — the inclusion of potential foreseeable national security considerations — represents a significant new effort for NSF. The framework is designed to avoid curtailing beneficial research activities due to institutions or individuals in the community being overly cautious, protect the agency's core values of fairness and due process and maintain open lines of communication with the research community. [Full Announcement].

University of Pennsylvania Brigitte Weinsteiger named H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and director of the Penn Libraries. The University of Pennsylvania has named Brigitte Weinsteiger as H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and director of the Penn Libraries, effective June 1. Provost John L. Jackson Jr. announced the appointment today following a national search. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris How Alethea Teaching Assistant helps instructors boost students' critical reading skills. At Clarivate, we are committed to developing innovative solutions in response to some of the biggest challenges in higher education. With Alethea, our AI enhanced teaching assistant, we are leveraging technology to support educators facing the difficulty of declining reading skills among students on college campuses. [Full Announcement].

LibLime Two New Members Join the LibLime Family on Bibliovation 7.4. LibLime welcomed two new library members to the LibLime customer family. One of the libraries serves a community in southern California. The other library provides print and digital services to an area covering eastern Washington DC and neighboring Maryland. Both libraries went live on Bibliovation 7.4 in late April and are now enjoying the workflows and functionality that covers multi-branch libraries in a single system as well as family group borrowing policies. Both migrations were completed in under ninety days under the guise of a LibLime PMP-certified project manager. The migrations covered full data migrations, system configurations, and multiple training sessions for both library management and library line staff As an industry leader in hosted ILS solutions, LibLime has been offering superior cloud-based services to customers for over fifteen years. [Full Announcement].

June 6, 2024

Unique Management Services Unique Library Welcomes Back Industry Expert Josh Neisler as Sales Consultant. Unique Management Services is thrilled to announce the return of Josh Neisler to our team in the role of Sales Consultant, focusing on our Patron Services solutions. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Schaumburg Township District Library joins the Innovative family. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois have selected Polaris as their new Integrated Library System, Vega Discover Premium as their new discovery layer, Vega Program to manage events and room booking, Vega Promote to foster engagement with their community, and the Innovative Mobile app to provide the power of the library to their patrons wherever they are. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2024

BARATZ Mejora el catálogo de la biblioteca con el servicio de enriquecimiento de autoridades. Baratz ofrece a las bibliotecas un servicio de enriquecimiento de autoridades, fundamental para aumentar la precisión en las búsquedas y la recuperación de información. Este servicio automatiza el enriquecimiento de la base de datos de autoridades, integrando campos adicionales y datos actualizados de fuentes externas como la BNE. Las bibliotecas pueden personalizar el proceso de enriquecimiento, eligiendo campos específicos y tipos de autoridades, garantizando así un catálogo más completo y de alta calidad. [Full Announcement].

Copyright Clearance Center CCC helps establish Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science (LIFES) as a Founding Member. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced its collaboration with key industry stakeholders to launch the Leiden Institute for FAIR and Equitable Science. In recognition of the challenges that exist with data reuse within the global research community, LIFES is a joint effort by an international public-private partnership of eleven academic and private organizations to build a wide and diverse network of public and private members that want to incorporate FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and equitable data reuse within their organizations. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS goes live with FOLIO LSP with support from EBSCO Information Services . EBSCO Information Services has assisted MOBIUS, one of the largest consortia in the United States, in migrating to the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO has provided hosting and support services for the FOLIO migration, providing 62 academic libraries representing diverse institutions with access to the open-source platform.  [Full Announcement].

Digital Preservation Coalition Anna Perricci to lead DPC Americas program of work. The Digital Preservation Coalition announced that Anna Perricci will lead its new program of work which will support existing and new members across the Americas. Anna will coordinate the DPC Americas program to bring greater attention and access to good practice and excellence within the dynamic digital preservation community from across the region. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Mary S. Biesecker Public Library to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System . [Full Announcement].

SirsiDynix New partnership between SirsiDynix and Research Solutions broadens horizons for easy-access scholarly content. SirsiDynix, a leading provider of library technology software, announced a partnership with Research Solutions, a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations. Driven by a shared belief in the power of openly accessible scholarly research, the new partnership seeks to greatly improve the article fulfillment process for customers of SirsiDynix's CloudSource+ discovery services platform and Research Solutions' Article Galaxy Scholar content delivery service. [Full Announcement].

ReShare Community Project ReShare launches ReShare digital initiative and pledge drive. Project ReShare announced the launch of the ReShare Digital software development initiative and its accompanying pledge drive. This endeavor is aimed at revolutionizing the way libraries share and access digital collections, with an initial emphasis on eBook lending and book chapter delivery functionalities. [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2024

Biblionix Library Automation Leader Biblionix offers security and privacy to subscribing libraries. Biblionix announced its steadfast commitment to providing unmatched security and privacy features to its subscribing libraries throughout the United States. With a focus on serving libraries exclusively, Biblionix ensures that their needs remain the sole focus of the company's efforts. Biblionix achieves this comprehensive security through a multi-layered approach. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate launches Research Horizon Navigator to pinpoint future breakthrough areas. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, launched Research Horizon Navigator, a powerful new AI-native module within InCites Benchmarking and Analytics that highlights emerging research topics where future breakthroughs are likely to occur. Academics, funding agencies, government research organizations and research strategists will be able to identify new research trends and determine the most impactful areas for future investments and strategies. Research Horizon Navigator draws on trusted data from the Web of Science Core Collection and uses a novel methodology developed by the Institute for Scientific Information to identify new topics emerging in articles, reviews and conference proceedings published in the past five years, as well as a new indicator which measures the interdisciplinarity of each emerging topic. Within Research Horizon Navigator, each topic is labeled with a research theme assigned by generative AI. Each topic also offers an interactive visualization showing how papers are connected and includes an overview where users can explore which authors and institutions have contributed. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services launches LitBase. EBSCO Information Services introduces LitBase, a vast global literature resource with a clean, intuitive search experience. LitBase offers a curated collection of critical primary texts and secondary literary sources to support research of the most studied authors, poetry, fiction, plays, and creative nonfiction worldwide. With more than 425,000 primary sources, 100,000 secondary and reference sources, and hundreds of full-text scholarly journals and literary magazines, LitBase provides unparalleled content to support students, researchers and faculty in their research. The new literary resource encompasses the classics of the Western canon as well as contemporary literature and offers full text of writing from diverse parts of the world. LitBase also celebrates authors from diverse voices such as the LGBTQ+ community, underserved and Indigenous populations in the US, Black authors and women authors. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale's Power to the People Archive wins 2024 SIIA CODiE awards. Gale, part of Cengage Group, announced that Power to the People: Counterculture, Social Movements, and the Alternative Press, Nineteenth to Twenty-First Century has been named the best Research and Development Database Solution of 2024 as part of the Software & Information Industry Association's annual CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative education technology products across the country and around the world. This is the fourth consecutive year a Gale primary source archive has been recognized for innovative excellence by the CODiEs. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Global Soutron Global to exhibit the latest release of their legal library software Solution at the CALL/ACBD and AALL conferences. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announces their upcoming attendance at both the Canadian Association of Law Libraries and the American Association of Law Libraries conferences. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris A weeklong celebration of listening, learning and community for Ex Libris users. A week of events surrounding the annual Ex Libris Users of North America annual meeting is a unique opportunity for the Ex Libris community to convene in person for five energetic days of listening, learning and sharing. This year's high-energy set of events (held May 13-17 in Minneapolis, MN) included in-depth training across flagship services Alma and Primo, developer discussions about unique innovations, in-depth presentations around library analytics, and “building bridges” across an extensive program during the ELUNA Annual Meeting. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Linked open data implementations in Ex Libris Primo and Alma. Linked Open Data is a foundational component for libraries worldwide. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced major implementations ushering our solutions and our community towards this future. Starting in May 2024, Primo users will unlock a world of enriched information through Linked Open Data integration, enabling patrons to effortlessly delve deeper into the lives, works and legacies of notable figures across disciplines. From seamlessly exploring person entities with intuitive autocomplete during searches, to revealing info cards on the full record pages and exploring extensive person pages that aggregate authoritative details from trusted external sources and the library catalogue. Alma now supports the use of BIBFRAME records throughout the system. From acquisition to resource management, fulfillment and all the way through to your Discovery system. This is in addition to supporting the enrichment of existing MARC records with URIs in a simple and configurable way. BIBFRAME support is the first step of our joint community vision for Linked Open Data in libraries and supporting multiple Linked Open Data metadata formats. [Full Announcement].

June 3, 2024

OCLC OCLC acquires firm to help higher education institutions with software decisions and implementations. OCLC has acquired JJH Consulting, a firm that specializes in advising institutions of higher education on how to maximize the value of their enterprise resource planning business processes and the implementation of Workday enterprise systems and software. The acquisition will expand OCLC's service profile and enable the organization to work with higher education institutions to help determine the best use of systems and services to fit their specific needs. Workday is a leading cloud-based financial, human capital management, and student information system that engages with external firms to advise, implement, and optimize their innovative systems. JJH Consulting has been a Workday Advisory Partner since 2018. OCLC has used Workday since 2015. [Full Announcement].

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Old Dominion University is newest ASERL Member. The members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries recently voted unanimously to admit Old Dominion University as the newest member of the association. Old Dominion is the first new member to join ASERL since 2021, for a total of 39 institutional members in 12 states. ASERL focuses much attention on professional development, community building, collaborating on large-scale shared print library collections, as well as a very active resource sharing community. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2024

Coherent Digital New database to deliver unique, high-quality research from over 2,000 Oceania organisations.. Coherent Digital announced the launch of a major new resource to collect, preserve, and disseminate critical research from Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Policy Commons: Oceania includes over one million research reports, statistical manuals, surveys, and other grey literature from national, state, and local governments, think tanks, associations, and nonprofit organisations. It's more than twenty times the size of existing regional grey-literature databases, with coverage of more than 2,000 organisations ranging from the largest governments to the smallest nonprofits. Particular attention is paid to Pacific Island organisations, whose unique content is frequently lost and almost always deprecated by search engines. The resulting file enables diversity, equity, and inclusion for research in the region. [Full Announcement].

May 31, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate announces conversion date and conversion rate for Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced today that its 5.25% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, will automatically and mandatorily convert into ordinary shares of Clarivate on June 3, 2024 (the "Conversion Date"). The mandatory conversion rate for each Preferred Share will be 3.8462 ordinary shares of Clarivate. Cash will be paid in lieu of fractional ordinary shares. As previously announced on May 1, 2024, holders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2024 will separately receive a final quarterly cash dividend of $1.3125 per Preferred Share on June 3, 2024. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from July 20-23. Come see us at Booth 406. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

TIND Rhode Island College selects TIND DA and TIND IR. Providence, RI and Oslo, Norway, May 30. Rhode Island College has selected TIND Institutional Repository and TIND Digital Archive for an enhanced user experience and increased accessibility of their digital content. Migrating from BePress Digital Commons, the college will unify their digital archive and institutional repository on a single platform, providing streamlined workflows, simplifying metadata management, and improving accessibility and discoverability for their collections. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation TLC expands ITS.MARC resources with 20th contributor, reaches 7.6 million records. The Library Corporation announced a significant milestone in its ITS.MARC contributors initiative. Of the 84+ million records readily available on ITS.MARC, TLC now boasts an impressive collection of over 7.6 million records now contributed directly from library customers. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate expands real-world data offering with addition of Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) attributes from HealthWise Data. Clarivate a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced a strategic partnership with HealthWise Data, a leading healthcare data and analytics firm bridging the gap between clinical outcomes and Social Determinants of Health domains. The collaboration integrates SDoH attributes into the Clarivate Real-World Data repository, offering comprehensive patient insights and enabling life science, healthcare and research professionals to enhance patient outcomes and healthcare equity. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Public Libraries implement Patron Point to support community engagement. Springshare announces that the Manatee County Public Library System and the New Haven Free Public Library have selected the Patron Point engagement and automation platform to showcase library resources and support community engagement. [Full Announcement].

May 30, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate celebrates 500 institutions adopting Rialto marketplace solution. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announces that 500 institutions around the world have selected the Rialto books marketplace solution with Florida Atlantic University as the 500th customer. This milestone, achieved in just a few years, underscores Rialto's rapid adoption and success in transforming the way libraries acquire and manage their academic book collections so they can best serve their communities. [Full Announcement].

OCLC Clemson University Libraries joins the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Clemson Libraries provides research and information resources and services to the students, faculty, staff, and community patrons of Clemson University, a public, land-grant research university located in Upstate South Carolina. With more than 28,700 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 6,280 faculty and staff, Clemson offers degree programs in more than 100 majors. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2024

Bloomsbury Acquisition of Rowman & Littlefield's academic publishing business. Bloomsbury Publishing, the leading independent publisher, announced the acquisition of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group's academic publishing business. It is the biggest acquisition by Bloomsbury to date, and significantly accelerates and strengthens Bloomsbury's academic publishing in North America and Bloomsbury Digital Resources. The transaction is structured as a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of certain assets which make up the academic publishing business of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, the leading independent US trade and academic publisher. The consideration is $83m, of which $76m has been satisfied in cash on completion and up to $7m, in escrow, will be satisfied in cash post completion. [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale and State Library of Louisiana provide residents access to 25,000+ free online courses for skills development. The State Library of Louisiana and Gale, part of Cengage Group, have partnered to provide public libraries across the state with access to online learning platform, Gale Presents: Udemy. Available at no charge through all 334 public library locations across the state, the platform provides public library cardholders unlimited access to more than 25,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses for personalized learning and upskilling across a variety of categories such as business, IT certifications, creative arts, personal finance, technology, wellness and more. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate to present at upcoming investor conferences in June 2024. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced that the Company will present at two investor conferences in June 2024. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the 2024 Southeastern Library Association (SELA) Conference. ByWater Solutions will be attending the Southeastern Library Association Annual Conference in Huntsville, AL from July 14-16. Stop by the exhibit hall and say hello. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our booth. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Global New eBook Information Management Basics: An Introduction for Managers now available, a must-read information management roadmap. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announced the publication of its new eBook, "Information Management Basics: An Introduction for Managers." This comprehensive guide equips managers and business leaders with the essential knowledge and practical strategies to navigate the ever-evolving world of information management, particularly in the emerging age of Artificial Intelligence. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic announces promotion of Tim Granquist to COO. Tech Logic announced Tim Granquist's promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Effective immediately, Tim will assume responsibility for the leadership of Tech Logic's business operations. Tim joined Tech Logic in 2016. Before Tech Logic, Tim gained experience in the library industry as the Director of Library Relations for Serials Solutions, which became part of ProQuest in 2004. Serials Solutions was founded to alleviate library patrons' frustrations with navigating electronic resources, providing libraries with better academic research workflows and management services. [Full Announcement].

Tech Logic Tech Logic announces promotion of Al David. Tech Logic announced Al David's promotion to Director of Product Management. Al will assume responsibility for the leadership of Tech Logic's product management. Since joining Tech Logic in 2013 as a Software Engineer, Al has served as an integral part of Tech Logic's product development and automation teams. Highlights include a commitment to quality documentation for Tech Logic's product portfolio as well as crucial development work for Tech Logic's solutions, including our award-winning staffCIRC TRAK shelf management solution. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2024

Equinox Equinox welcomes Morrisson Reeves Library to Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Morrisson Reeves Library to the Evergreen Indiana Library Consortium with support from the Indiana State Library. Equinox provided technology and migration consulting services for the Morrisson Reeves Library project. [Full Announcement].

OCLC CEU selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to manage 20 libraries that serve over 96,000 users in Spain. The Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its fully integrated library services platform to handle all essential functions of its diverse institutions' libraries in Spain. In addition to providing a library services platform to bring CEU libraries together, OCLC will create a single catalog of collections from participating institutions to search through one interface. [Full Announcement].

Naseej Naseej to showcase Medad Cloud Platform at GITEX Africa 2024. Naseej for Technology, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions, announced its participation in GITEX Africa 2024, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco from May 29-31. Under the umbrella of Saudi Exports, Naseej will be showcasing its innovative Medad Cloud Platform, a comprehensive suite of Saudi-made solutions designed to empower organizations across Africa. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the Special Libraries Association 2024 Conference and Expo. ByWater Solutions will be exhibiting at the 2024 Special Libraries Association Conference and Expo from July 13-16 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. This premier event delivers education sessions, an exciting exhibit hall, unparalleled networking opportunities, and much more. [Full Announcement].

4Science The Barcelona declaration on Open Research Information. The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information has just been announced, marking a historical moment in the evolution of Research Information. This declaration demands for a shift towards openness and transparency in research information. As leaders and supporters of this vision, we're excited to be part of this movement, leading the change towards a future where open access to research information is the standard. [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science was a Bronze sponsor and Diversity scholarship sponsor at Code4Lib 2024. 4Science was bronze sponsor for Code4Lib 2024 as well as diversity scholarship sponsor. This year 4Science also presented a poster during the poster session called “Beyond DSpace: DSpace-CRIS and DSpace-GLAM as extended data models” [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science at Open Repositories 2024 in Sweden June 3-6. 4Science will be a Gold sponsor at Open Repositories in Gothenburg, Sweden June 3-6. [Full Announcement].

4Science 4Science at the AWS summit in Milan. 4Science CTIO Andrea Bollini attended the AWS summit in Milan. AWS is a longstanding partner for 4Science hosting solutions that are enabling, safe, secure, and innovative. 4Science is registered in the AWS Partner Network with the data center based on the AWS cloud, as a Validated Partner with a qualified software solution. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2024

Copyright Clearance Center CCC to issue updates to market report on scholarly metadata at the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces that the newest edition of The State of Scholarly Metadata report, which depicts the complexities and value of scholarly publishing metadata, will be made available at the 2024 Society for Scholarly Publishing 46th Annual Meeting 29-31 May at the Westin Boston Seaport District. [Full Announcement].

TIND The World Intellectual Property Organization has selected TIND RDM. The World Intellectual Property Organization has selected TIND RDM to integrate with its TIND DA and TIND ILS Install. High-quality submission forms, flexible metadata schema, and the ability to create relations between datasets and publications were important factors in the selection. Lise McLeod, Head of the WIPO Knowledge Center, states that adding TIND RDM will allow them to diversify and increase access to their collection, making the datasets more discoverable and accessible to users worldwide. [Full Announcement].

May 23, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Library Management Software at BIALL the Conference in June. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, announces their upcoming attendance at the #BIALL2024 conference to be held in Leeds, United Kingdom, 12th to 14th June. Graham Partridge (VP of R&D at Soutron Global and former Legal Librarian) will be taking part in the BIALL product showcase, presenting how you can “Bridge the gap between Library, Know-how & Beyond" in the session titled “How does your firm manage your know-how? How easy is it to manage, search & retrieve?”. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Showcasing your digital repository in Vega Discover. In a recent webinar, Vega Discover Senior Product Manager Samantha Cunning provided an overview of what will be the protocol for harvesting the OAI-PMH metadata from a digital repository into Vega Discover, where the digital repository becomes searchable and viewable by patrons using Discover's trademark clean, intuitive interface. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Your role in the Clarivate Voice of Customer Survey. Clarivate is preparing to launch its first Voice of Customer survey of 2024 on May 21. Clarivate sends this survey twice a year to a list of randomly selected customers from all three business segments, including libraries who work with Innovative. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox Announces 2024 Q1 Open Source Project Contributions Including CORAL ERM, Evergreen ILS, and Fulfillment ILL. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce Q1 open source project contributions, including the release of CORAL ERM version 2024.04, improvements to Fulfillment ILL, and several new features soon to be available in the upcoming Evergreen 3.13 release. [Full Announcement].

NISO NISO's Draft Revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice now open for public comment. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its draft revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice is open for public comment through July 7, 2024, at the project web page. First published in 2008, the JAV Recommended Practice was developed to describe different versions of online scholarly content. Since then, publishing practices have continued to evolve, and with changes such as the rapid growth in preprint publications, the concept of a single version of record has become less relevant. Questions about citations for different versions and version labeling, for example, have highlighted the need for standardization of terms as well as recommendations for how to manage, track, and index multiple versions. The NISO working group was formed to address these challenges and develop a revised JAV Recommended Practice including an appendix with multiple examples illustrating a variety of use cases for those looking for guidance. [Full Announcement].

Galecia Group Introducing LibraryCall Super Users. Galecia Group highlights the successes of customers who are using their LibraryCall services to share the joy of audio stories with their communities. [Full Announcement].

BARATZ El servicio en la nube Covers by Absys supera los 2 millones de cubiertas. Covers by Absys ha superado la cifra de 2 millones de cubiertas. Este servicio en la nube de Baratz ofrece una solución automatizada y eficiente para enriquecer los catálogos en línea de las bibliotecas con imágenes de cubiertas. De esta manera, mejora significativamente la experiencia de búsqueda y el descubrimiento de colecciones por parte de las personas usuarias. [Full Announcement].

ODILO MTN elevates talent growth with ODILO, the award-winning Edtech global company. Leading technology and telecommunications company, MTN, has significantly enhanced its professional development capabilities with the successful implementation of ODILO's Unlimited Learning Ecosystem. The ecosystem drives their newly rebranded MTN ULearn solution, underscoring MTN's commitment to employee growth and its position as a market leader in the global and African ICT industry. After a thorough selection process, MTN chose ODILO as its strategic learning partner in April 2023. ODILO distinguished itself with its intuitive, Netflix-like user experience, delivered through the MTN ULearn virtual campus. It also offers a vast content library from over 19,000 publishers (e-books, podcasts, courses, etc.), available on-demand. MTN ULearn's integration capabilities allow for partnerships with specialized vendors, providing focused micro-learning courses. This comprehensive approach aligns with MTN's goal of democratizing learning for all employees. [Full Announcement].

May 22, 2024

KOMBIT Nyt fra Bibliotekernes Data og It (BDI). Tre leverandører er nu prækvalificeret til at afgive tilbud på Fælles Bibliotekssystem 2.0. Udbuddet om et nyt Fælles Bibliotekssystem er i fuld gang og omfatter udvikling, drift og vedligeholdelse af systemet, der fortsat skal understøtte biblioteksmedarbejdernes opgaveløsning på både folkebiblioteker og pædagogiske læringscentre på tværs af kommuner. [Full Announcement].

BARATZ La Red de Bibliotecas de Canarias pasa su catálogo colectivo a la nube de Baratz. La Red de Bibliotecas de Canarias ha dado un salto cualitativo en su infraestructura tecnológica al trasladar su catálogo colectivo a la nube de Baratz. Este avance le permite disponer una mayor independencia tecnológica, además de ahorrar tiempo y recursos al liberarse de las tareas de mantenimiento y gestión de la infraestructura. Pero este cambio estratégico no solo optimiza sus operaciones, sino que también refuerza la eficiencia, la seguridad y la capacidad de adaptación digital de la red de bibliotecas. El catálogo de la Red de Bibliotecas de Canarias (BICA) ofrece acceso a las colecciones de todas las bibliotecas públicas del archipiélago, así como a algunas bibliotecas especializadas, bibliotecas administrativas y centros de documentación. Su interfaz se mantiene sin cambios significativos, pero la migración a AbsysCloud coloca a la Red de Bibliotecas de Canarias en una posición destacada dentro del sector bibliotecario. Por tanto, podemos decir que esta evolución mejora la gestión y accesibilidad de los recursos, sin alterar la experiencia de usuario. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate identifies five breakthrough medical technologies set to transform patient care in 2024. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced the release of the Medical Technologies to Watch in 2024 report. This first installment of a two-part series offers a comprehensive predictive analysis of high-growth medical technology markets poised to generate over $1 billion in value or achieve double-digit growth within the next five years. The report underscores critical areas of significant investment. Clarivate medtech analysts pinpoint five technologies driving substantial clinical and commercial value in devices and diagnostics this year. These innovations hold immense promise for patients, potentially complementing or even supplanting traditional medications and biochemical solutions. [Full Announcement].

Follett Exclusive new service helps librarians complete book series collections. An exclusive new service from Titlewave will alert PreK-12 librarians when the latest titles in a book series have been released. The Series Notification service allows educators to receive monthly notification emails about upcoming and top-selling titles. With the new service — free to Titlewave users and available within their account settings — librarians can now conveniently shop current and previous series titles, plus receive a sneak peek into what's coming next. Beyond providing librarians an easy way to stay current, the service is crucial to students as studies show those who embrace a book series will yearn to read more about their favorite characters. Literacy experts also note an engaging series boasts the potential to help reluctant readers fall in love with books. [Full Announcement].

Schlager Group New on the Schlager Digital Library: Women's History, U.S. Slavery, and World History. Schlager Group, an educational publisher best known for their focus on primary source documents and critical analysis, is pleased to announce Schlager Digital Library collection updates for the first half of 2024. All customers gained immediate access to the nearly 400 primary sources and critical historical documents added to the collection from three new Schlager Group titles, including Schlager Anthology of Women's History, Milestone Documents of U.S. Slavery, and Milestone Documents in World History, 2nd edition. [Full Announcement].

May 21, 2024

Clarivate New Clarivate report indicates solid growth in 2024 global trademark filing activity. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, released the Trademark Filing and Litigation Trends 2024 Report, analyzing six of the key trademark registers from around the world: the United State, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Mainland China, Japan, and South Korea. The report reveals that trademark filing activity worldwide saw a return to stability and growth in 2023 after three years of market volatility, indicating solid growth in 2024. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces May 2024 Community Giveback Winner. The May 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback is the West Warwick Public Library in Rhode Island, a member of the Ocean State Libraries consortium. The funds will be used to support the purchase of an up-to-date AED machine for the library, [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Introducing the Clarivate Academic AI Platform. Clarivate has released the first version of the Clarivate Academic AI Platform, serving its suite of AI-powered Research Assistants. Discover how it is going to help address the needs of students, researchers and librarians for trusted AI. The platform serves as a technology backbone, enabling accelerated and consistent deployment of AI capabilities across our Academia and Government portfolio of solutions. With Retrieval Augmented Generation architecture, document insights and metadata capabilities at its core, the platform ensures that answers and insights provided by Clarivate solutions are grounded in our extensive collection of curated scholarly content, including Web of Science Core Collection, ProQuest full text resources, Ebook Central materials and the Ex Libris Central Discovery Index. [Full Announcement].

May 20, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate launches AI-enhanced solution to accelerate trademark watching. Clarivate launched the first publicly available version of Trademark Watch Analyzer. As the next-generation trademark protection solution enhanced by artificial intelligence and cloud technology, this solution combines Clarivate global trademark and case law data, in-house IP expertise, and cutting-edge AI technology. It will provide faster and more accurate answers to critical business questions by automating key trademark watching tasks and intelligently prioritizing result sets. Trademark Watch Analyzer connects users to trademark datasets in 258 countries and territories across 191 official trademark registers, as well as data from 7+ million trademark litigation cases. This content is harmonized and connected through AI algorithms which query, connect and mine both datasets delivering advanced insights in supported watch products. This revolutionizes the way trademark watch results are delivered, so that clients can rank results based on their chance of success/opposition. [Full Announcement].

Copyright Clearance Center CCC named a Stevie Award winner for customer service department of the year in the 2024 American Business Awards. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, was named a Bronze Stevie Award winner for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 22nd annual American Business Awards. [Full Announcement].

Samvera Community Hyku for Consortia awards scholarships for Samvera developer training. Building and sustaining a constantly evolving open-source community, even for the most seasoned developers, can be challenging. Recognizing this, Hyku for Consortia took a proactive step to upskill professionals and bolster the Samvera open repositories community by awarding scholarships for SoftServ-hosted developer training late last year. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the La Porte County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the La Porte County Public Library in Indiana. La Porte County Public Library has deep partnerships with their surrounding school libraries, and now those libraries have their own scoped Aspen catalogs. [Full Announcement].

May 17, 2024

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. New Clarivate Video highlights commitment to Think Forward. Clarivate has prepared a video that presents its vision for the future, and its commitment to its Think Forward initiative. [Full Announcement].

May 16, 2024

Equinox Equinox welcomes Adair County Public Library to Evergreen with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that the Adair County Public Library has joined the Evergreen community as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate New Clarivate report reveals that the U.S., Germany and Mainland China have the most non-practicing entity litigation. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today released the 2024 Non-Practicing Entity Global Litigation Report to analyze NPE enforcement activities and their patent validity challenges across the globe. The report revealed that the United States, Germany and Mainland China are the three countries and regions with the most infringement cases filed by NPEs. [Full Announcement].

Eastern Academic Scholars Trust EAST announces new director, Tina Baich, starting July 15, 2024. The Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a national search for the next EAST Director with the appointment of Tina Baich, succeeding Program Director Emerita Susan Stearns. Tina's experience and capabilities reflect the organization's ambition to continue to expand and creatively engage with its members. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Chronicle Books' full ebook catalog now available in OverDrive Max lending model. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced the availability of the full ebook catalog from Chronicle Books in the OverDrive Max access model. Available to libraries and schools worldwide, Chronicle's catalog of more than 2,000 titles includes the full catalog from partner Levine Querido and award-winners Everything Sad is Untrue, A Friend for Henry and The Last Cuentista, and authors K.A. Holt and Darcie Little Badger. OverDrive is the creator of the popular Libby and Sora reading apps and OverDrive Max, the on-demand access model that provides checkouts at typically the lowest cost for libraries and schools. [Full Announcement].

May 15, 2024

Taylor and Francis Unicamp and Taylor & Francis sign the University's first transformative agreement. The State University of Campinas, one of Latin America's leading institutions, has announced a new partnership with Taylor & Francis to increase the global reach and impact of its research through open access publishing.Unicamp's first transformative agreement is a significant commitment to OA, supporting corresponding authors to publish their articles open access in more than 2,300 Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, both hybrid and full OA. The agreement's generous open access article allocation has been designed to enable all corresponding Unicamp authors to choose OA. [Full Announcement].

IGI Global IGI Global and Scite partner to fortify the next generation of citations. Scite, an award-winning platform used by students and researchers to discover and better understand scientific literature, has partnered with IGI Global, an independent academic publisher of research books and journals in Business and Management; Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM); and Education, to enhance citations and create deeper research insights for its global audience. IGI Global joins over 40 major and mid-sized publishers as they collaborate with Scite to enrich Smart Citations. Pioneered by Scite, Smart Citations go beyond traditional citations by showing citation statements, which indicate where references are used within citing articles and classify whether the paper provides supporting or contrasting evidence to the cited claim. To date, Scite has analyzed and indexed over 1.3B citation statements extracted from more than 37M full-text articles. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Register today for the 2024 koha-US Annual Conference. Registration for The koha-US 2024 Annual Conference is now officially open. This year we will be "Blazing New Trails" in Round Rock, Texas August 13th through 16th. We've got 4 days packed with great Koha content, including two keynote speaker sessions (David Lankes and Jean Darnell). As always, we will be broadcasting as much of the conference as possible online, but we would love to see as many as possible in person. [Full Announcement].

Follett Follett Content launching Online Book Fair Option for every PreK-8 US school. Follett Content – a longtime literacy and school librarian advocate – today announced it will re-introduce online book fundraisers later this year, leveling the playing field and extending benefits to educators and students alike. Follett Book eFairs will be offered to all PreK-8 schools in the United States and have no minimum sales requirements, extending reach and accessibility. As an added benefit, for every dollar an online book fundraiser earns, schools will receive a percentage back in Titlewave credit that can be used to buy books to enhance both school and classroom libraries. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox announces new release of CORAL ERM (2024.04). Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announces the release of CORAL ERM version 2024.04. The much anticipated release provides an improved, secure, and efficient experience for CORAL users and sets the stage for upcoming enhancements and features for libraries using CORAL. This new release includes additional SUSHI configuration in the Usage Statistics module, configurable license statuses, and a comprehensive PHP/jQuery update. [Full Announcement].

Naseej Naseej For Technology to showcase innovative data and AI solutions at Smart Data & AI Sumit 2024 - Saudi. Naseej for Technology, a pioneer in offering innovative solutions that drive digital transformation, is delighted to announce its participation in the Smart Data & AI Summit 2024 – Saudi, which is set to take place on May 27-28, 2024, at JW Marriott Hotel, Riyadh. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions The Aspen 24.05 release brings the number one community-requested feature: better grouping for graphic novels and ecomics, along with another event platform integration, and lots of accessibility updates. The Aspen 24.05 release brings the number one community-requested feature: better grouping for graphic novels and ecomics, along with another event platform integration, and lots of accessibility updates! [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2024

Soutron Global Soutron Global Vertical Files podcast discusses the challenges of data security. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, discusses the challenges of data security in their latest Vertical Files podcast with Fred Wiese, who is responsible for North American data center operations, overseeing data centers in Canada and the United States to provide operational security policies and much more. In this thought-provoking episode, a wide variety of data security needs are discussed, from the nature of the data itself to the types of access, and storage compliance issues. [Full Announcement].

IOP Publishing IOP Publishing report reveals peer review capacity not used to its full potential. A new global study from IOP Publishing (IOPP) has found that certain peer review communities continue to feel overburdened by reviewer requests, while others remain underrepresented. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services Seton Hall University Libraries Select EBSCO FOLIO. The Seton Hall University Libraries will transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. SHU Libraries will undergo phased implementation and is expected to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2025. [Full Announcement].

Greater Western Library Alliance. Greater Western Library Alliance Adds Two New Members. The University of Alabama Libraries and the University Libraries at the University of South Carolina have been invited to join the Greater Western Library Alliance. The GWLA membership approved this action through a vote conducted at the spring membership meeting in April. [Full Announcement].

May 13, 2024

JSTOR Path to Open announces 2024 titles. Path to Open, a pilot program to support the open access publication of new groundbreaking scholarly books that brings diverse perspectives and research to millions of people, will add 300 new books from 44 university presses in 2024. This includes titles from 9 publishers new to Path to Open, with several that expand the initiative's global coverage: Bristol University Press, Sydney University Press, Melbourne University Publishing, and Leiden University Press. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Partners receive Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that several partners were awarded Library Journal's Mover & Shaker Prestigious Award. [Full Announcement].

EveryLibrary EveryLibrary Institute welcomes distinguished leaders across education, government, and Library Sectors to Board of Directors. EveryLibrary Institute announces the appointment of four exceptional individuals to the EveryLibrary Institute Board of Directors. These distinguished professionals bring a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to our organization, further strengthening our commitment to advocating for libraries and enhancing public access to information. [Full Announcement].

De Gruyter Manuela Gerlof and Maurits van den Boogert become Chief Publishing Officers. Manuela Gerlof and Maurits van den Boogert have been appointed De Gruyter Brill's Chief Publishing Officers in a dual leadership role, joining the Management Board. They will replace Jasmin Lange, who has decided to leave De Gruyter Brill. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris Ex Libris to highlight innovations at ELUNA 2024. It's an exciting time to be working in libraries today, as new innovative services are coming to market and the community itself is becoming stronger. This will be the focus of the annual gathering of Ex Libris users in North America from May 13 to May 17. During this event the customer community will grow closer together, while Ex Libris will introduce and showcase new services and enhancements that will deliver positive impact to libraries, library staff and patrons. [Full Announcement].

May 10, 2024

Freedom to Read Foundation Freedom to Read Foundation 2024 Election Results. The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association, concluded its annual election on April 30, 2024. FTRF members elected five people to its Board of Trustees for two-year terms that begin on June 27, 2024. Since 1969 FTRF trustees, staff, and members have been dedicated to protecting and defending each person's First Amendment right to access information through education, litigation, and advocacy. [Full Announcement].

Overdrive Readers have borrowed more than 4 billion books through OverDrive. Crafty Birds by Kristy Conlin became the four billionth title checked out through OverDrive and our award-winning apps, Libby and Sora. This achievement is a testament to the librarians and educators who champion digital reading every day. Thanks to your commitment and dedication, checkouts have now surpassed 4 billion. More people than ever are discovering the joy of borrowing ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics from your digital library and we are grateful to serve all the users who benefit from access to digital content. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Libraries select Springshare's Patron Point to support outreach and engagement. Springshare announced that the A.H. Meadows Library, San Mateo Public Library, and the Westlake Porter Public Library have selected the Patron Point engagement and automation platform to enhance patron communication and support outreach and engagement efforts. [Full Announcement].

TIND UNC Charlotte selects TIND Digital Archive and TIND Institutional Repository. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has selected TIND DA and TIND IR to enhance the preservation and accessibility of their scholarly and historical resources. Transitioning from their current platform, Islandora, UNC Charlotte chose TIND for its robust infrastructure for digital preservation and friendly user interface. [Full Announcement].

May 9, 2024

Clarivate OMRON selects IPfolio from Clarivate. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced today that OMRON has selected IPfolio, an intellectual property management software from Clarivate to transform their IP operations. This solution will enable OMRON, a leading automation company to make smarter decisions and plan strategically using IP data and analytical insights. With IPfolio's help, OMRON will be able to better manage its IP assets and keep up with the rising number of filings and data volumes, while eliminating manual processes. The IP team at OMRON can enhance their analysis and collaboration with stakeholders by using insightful data visualizations. This can lead to increased productivity, deeper insights, and faster decision-making with confidence. [Full Announcement].

OCLC OCLC Meridian makes it possible for libraries to create linked data that connect resources to the wider web. Introducing OCLC Meridian, a web application and set of APIs that libraries and other organizations that manage metadata for knowledge collections can use to create, curate, and connect linked data entities. Published in WorldCat Entities, this linked data is then available for use across a wide variety of services, systems, and data sets to connect to other knowledge streams where people search for information. Meridian enables the creation of linked data entities and descriptive relationships from within libraries' current workflows, forming connections to existing bibliographic records and other datasets in the global information ecosystem. Through these connections, WorldCat Entities data improves library discovery, findability, and relevance across the web. This new service allows libraries and other organizations managing metadata to contribute to a shared linked data infrastructure. Libraries can contribute at their own pace and without disruptions to their current workflows. [Full Announcement].

Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer unveils AI center. Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services, unveiled its dedicated AI center. The launch marks the company's ongoing commitment to combining deep domain knowledge with cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, which Wolters Kluwer has been incorporating into its products for the last 10 years. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. That's a wrap: Highlights from the IUG 2024 Conference. The spirit of community, collaboration, and celebration prevailed at the Innovative Users Group (IUG) Conference March 25-27, in Detroit, MI. The event was attended by more than 400 IUG members and Innovative staff, including executive leadership, product experts, User Experience (UX) specialists, customer support and others. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise, learn from each other, collaborate and network, and come away inspired to deliver patron-centered library experiences for their communities.Innovative product announcements [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions contributions to the Koha Community for April 2024 Contributing to the International Hackfest. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the contributions to the Koha Community code from the ByWater Development team. At ByWater, we believe transparency is the key to success. We submit all developments, plugins, tools, and documentation we create back to the Koha Community. In April, several Koha Developers attended the Koha Hackfest in Marseille, France. Nick Clemens, Head of Koha Development, commented on the collaboration and experience with other Koha Community members. We explored a broad range of topics, and deciding which ones we would expand on for the rest of the week! Tuesday was the famous 'Cheese day' and was accompanied with a broad evaluation of our current practices and tools and an exciting discussion that led to many new changes being planned [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox presents on Aspen Discovery and VuFind at the New Jersey Library Association 2024 Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that Andrea Buntz Neiman will be presenting at the New Jersey Library Association 2024 Annual Conference. Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, will present as part of the panel “Library Discovery Layers: Peeling Away the Mystery,” where panelists will discuss the benefits of discovery layers beyond the traditional catalog. The presentation will take place at 11:30am ET on Friday, May 31, 2024. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Reimagining research impact: Introducing Web of Science Research Intelligence. Discover how the Web of Science Research Intelligence platform will revolutionize research evaluation by driving responsible innovation and demonstrating societal impact. Currently being developed in partnership with leading academic institutions, Web of Science Research Intelligence is an AI-native platform that embodies a vision centered on three pillars: unification, innovation and impact. It seamlessly integrates funding data with research outputs that include publications, patents, conference proceedings, books, policy documents and more. Based on these data, the platform identifies relevant funding opportunities within emerging research areas, equipping institutions and researchers to innovate. [Full Announcement].

May 8, 2024

Lived Places Publishing Lived Places Publishing announces the launch of the 2024 collection. Building on the success of the 2023 inaugural collection of 40 ground-breaking ebook titles oriented around the intersection of Social Identity and Place, Lived Places Publishing has just launched the 2024 Collection of 25 additional titles. Structured as Course Readings, these narrative works are curated under a set of themes including Gender Studies, Forced Migration, Latinx Studies, Artists Studies, Queer & LBGT+ Studies, Disability Studies, Black Studies, and the newest themes Middle Eastern Studies and Jewish Studies. Curated by theme editors, each work is commissioned for Lived Places, helping to ensure that marginalized voices are not silenced. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate reports first quarter 2024 results. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. [Full Announcement].

Taylor and Francis Penny Ladkin-Brand appointed Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. Penny Ladkin-Brand joins the Informa Leadership Team as the Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. She brings considerable growth-oriented leadership experience in specialist publishing, digital acceleration and the development of online platforms. Penny is currently Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Future plc, having previously been Commercial Director at Autotrader Plc. Penny joined Future in 2015 and partnered with the CEO to grow the business tenfold into a specialist media platform through a combination of organic and inorganic growth. Penny is also Chair of Next 15 Group Plc, the data-driven growth consultancy. [Full Announcement].

Auto-Graphics, Inc. AGent Information Software (AIFS) Publishes 2024 First Quarter Financials. AGent Information Software (AIFS), the parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., released 2024 first-quarter financials earlier this week. In the first quarter of 2024, AIFS reported a net income of $21,259. Recurring revenue remains solid at $1,351,610 at quarter-end, a 5.3% increase over 2023. The sales team will continue to pursue both VERSO and SHAREit leads for the remainder of 2024 as well as attend numerous state and national library conferences to generate interest in A-G products. [Full Announcement].

ReShare Community Orbis Cascade Alliance joins Project ReShare Community. The Orbis Cascade Alliance has joined Project ReShare as a Champion Consortium and contribute to Project ReShare's goal of creating an open source, community-owned, library resource sharing platform. The ReShare community's emphasis on collaborative development of tools that meet the functional needs of both library workers and library users aligns with the Alliance's values and vision for the future. [Full Announcement].

EveryLibrary EveryLibrary enhances Board with Gwen Camp, Nicole Paquette, and John Shableski joining Leadership Team. EveryLibrary announces the addition of three outstanding individuals to our Board of Directors: Gwen Camp, Executive Director of Team Democracy, Nicole Paquette, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Communities Foundation of Texas, and John Shableski, a respected leader in the publishing and library industries. These accomplished professionals bring a wide range of expertise but share a commitment to supporting libraries and advancing our mission. Erica Findley, one of our co-founders and the long-time Treasurer, is rolling off the board. [Full Announcement].

Elsevier Elsevier Introduces SciBite Chat, a transformative AI-Powered Semantic Search Tool for Life Sciences R&D. Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, announced the launch of SciBite Chat, a new AI-powered tool built atop SciBite Search, SciBite's award-winning platform. SciBite Chat uniquely combines the strength of semantic search for accurate and traceable information retrieval and Large Language Models (LLMs) to interpret natural language questions and generate answers. By combining these powerful technologies, SciBite Chat has the potential to transform the search experience, providing explainable results while understanding and summarizing human language effortlessly. [Full Announcement].

Index Data CAVAL and Index Data to provide ReShare platform to NLA as their new National Resource Sharing Solution. CAVAL, in partnership with Index Data, will manage and support ReShare for the National Library and Trove Partners to enable efficient interlibrary loan and document delivery services to their patrons. The ReShare platform is developed and maintained by Project ReShare, a community of libraries and resource-sharing consortia, along with Index Data as a founding member and lead developer. The project uses ISO18626 as a roadmap to develop resource-sharing features for all types of materials and delivery modes which is meant to reduce siloes in the library landscape. As part of the agreement, CAVAL and Index Data will act as a local point of contact for the National Library, to install, manage, and maintain systems for the ReShare solution, respond to inquiries, provide training, and assist with integration support to Trove Partners. [Full Announcement].

May 7, 2024

ByWater Solutions 2024 Oregon Summit. Interested in learning more about Koha and Aspen Discovery and what they can do for your library? Then join us at the Oregon Summit on Friday August 2, 2024 from 9-4 pm for this FREE event. The Oregon Summit will take place at the Corvallis-Benton County Main Library. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate introduces Epidemiology Intelligence for precision patient population analysis. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today announced the launch of Epidemiology Intelligence. The new solution combines rich insights from epidemiology, incidence and prevalence database solutions. It includes U.S. claims-based population insights to empower biopharma companies to accurately gauge market size and target patient demographics with ease. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes Richland Public Library to Aspen Discovery. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce that the Richland Public Library (WA) has selected Aspen Discovery with Equinox as the discovery layer for their consortium. [Full Announcement].

Silverchair Silverchair announced the release of a new AI Playground, the latest from the Silverchair AI Lab, which launched earlier this year with three active prototypes.. The AI Lab was designed as a space to transparently pilot potential AI solutions, and the AI Playground is a natural extension of that mission. The AI Playground is a space for Silverchair clients to easily experiment with a variety of AI models, applications, and use cases, to help deepen their understanding of various models and refine their AI priorities. This free, user-friendly tool allows publishers to discover, stress-test, analyze, and refine their AI strategy and offerings. [Full Announcement].

May 6, 2024

Ex Libris Introducing campusM Day View. campusM, Ex Libris' leading student engagement app, has recently released its comprehensive calendar enhancement, Day View. Day View builds on campusM calendar feature by seamlessly integrating even more events and activities directly into students' schedules. Day View is the first feature based on the new campusM data model, which automatically merges data from multiple product integrations. By connecting the dots between systems, campusM will help students to get things done by showing them everything they need to know about their day within a single app interface. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Polaris 7.6 updates the Leap MARC editor, improved vendor cooperation. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the release of Polaris 7.6. This release is focused on expanding technical services functionality in Leap, library-requested enhancements, and support for new and updated vendor integrations. This release also expands serials functionality in the web by introducing serial claim actions, the claim alert list, and improvements to publication pattern prediction for Southern Hemisphere titles into Leap. [Full Announcement].

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries ASERL co-signs comment opposing removal of American Library Survey from IPEDS. ASERL joined Association of Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries in submitting a lengthy comment objecting to the proposed elimination of the Academic Libraries component from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the interrelated surveys conducted each year by the National Center for Education Statistics. The associations strongly object to the elimination of academic library data from IPEDS, believing it is essential to understanding the value of libraries and their contributions to the mission of higher education. [Full Announcement].

Association of College and Research Libraries Comment on Proposed Removal of the Academic Libraries Component from NCES IPEDS. ACRL joined ALA, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries in a comment objecting to the proposed elimination of the Academic Libraries component from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, the interrelated surveys conducted each year by the National Center for Education Statistics. The associations strongly object to the elimination of academic library data from IPEDS, believing it is essential to understanding the value of libraries and their contributions to the mission of higher education. [Full Announcement].

The Library Corporation Chattahoochee Valley Libraries elevate patron experience with transition to TLC Library.Solution. Chattahoochee Valley Libraries has successfully transitioned from Polaris to Library.Solution with The Library Corporation, marking a significant enhancement to library services and patron experiences across the Chattahoochee Valley region. [Full Announcement].

May 3, 2024

Lyrasis Lyrasis partners with Open Syllabus. Starting in the Spring of 2024, Lyrasis partnered with Open Syllabus to offer Lyrasis members and non-members the opportunity to subscribe to the Open Syllabus Analytics subscription resource supporting open infrastructure in higher education. Analytics is a tool for exploring millions of anonymized syllabi and other curricular materials drawn from thousands of colleges and universities around the world. Analytics helps instructors design classes, students explore fields, publishers develop books, and educators at all levels better understand the curriculum of higher education. It is a window onto higher education as a global project built from millions of decisions about what and how to teach. [Full Announcement].

May 2, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate enhances Cortellis CMC Intelligence with Post-Approval Module to accelerate regulatory success. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced the launch of the newly enhanced Cortellis CMC Intelligence solution, featuring a new post-approval variations module. The module for post-approval variations covers regulatory changes across multiple countries, offering meticulously curated requirements to streamline tracking. With this update, pharmaceutical, biotech, and generics companies can effortlessly navigate the regulatory process and prioritize essential actions. With its new module covering both pre- and post-approval documents, Cortellis CMC Intelligence offers comprehensive lifecycle information for drugs and biologics. Serving as a single-platform solution for CMC requirements, it effectively reduces tracking time and unnecessary costs. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for the Cedar Park Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Cedar Park Public Library in Texas. The Cedar Park Public Library is an existing ByWater Solutions partner with Koha Support. The library's Aspen Discovery layer features Library Calendar for events and econtent through CloudLibrary, Libby, and Hoopla. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services The California system adds 10-DLC compliant SMS and phone notifications system-wide to keep their patrons up to date on their transactions. Unique Library is proud to announce the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the Napa County Library (CA) this week. Patrons will be able to respond to the library's SMS notifications, creating an easy conversation channel to maximize engagement. Napa County Library (NCL) is a 10-branch system serving nearly 130,000 residents in the world-famous wine region. The library is also going to be sending notices via phone, with multiple language ability and either pre-recorded or text-to-speech options for notifications. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Nevada Library Cooperative launches MessageBee Phone notifications for their patrons. Unique Library is proud to announce a new client to our growing list of libraries served. The Nevada Library Cooperative has added phone notifications for their patrons this month. The 12-branch system has locations across the Silver State, serving patrons in mostly rural communities. MessageBee is a powerful and customizable messaging tool that offers numerous features, making it an essential asset for libraries looking to enhance their communication strategies. Easily understandable phone calls made MessageBee a great choice for the Cooperative. MessageBee also integrated well with KOHA, the library's ILS. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Wichita Falls Public Library (TX) launches MessageBee SMS notifications from Unique. Unique Library is proud to announce the addition of MessageBee SMS notifications for the Wichita Falls Public Library (TX) this week. Patrons will receive next-generation compliant text messages and will be able to respond to the library's SMS notifications, creating an easy conversation channel to maximize engagement. Wichita Falls Public Library (WFPL) serves over 100,000 residents in north-central Texas. MessageBee is a powerful and customizable messaging tool that offers numerous features, making it an essential asset for libraries looking to enhance their communication strategies. Easily understandable SMS notifications made MessageBee a great choice for WFPL. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2024

collectionHQ collectionHQ announces pioneering enhancement to transform collection management. collectionHQ, the leading data analytics solution for libraries, announced a new feature that will provide a clear, evidence-based recommendation for every item in a library's collection to optimize collection management. collectionHQ analyzes data from the library management system to deliver a comprehensive set of action plans that support all aspects of collection management - including deselection, identifying outdated material, moving items to new library locations, and improving the inclusivity of the collection. For the first time, data from all of these action plans will be collated to display a recommended action for each book in the library's collection with a clear reason for the recommendation - such as whether the item is outdated, DEI, a core item, overused, dead or in an understocked/overstocked collection. With valuable input and consultation from collectionHQ's esteemed customers and in-house team of librarians, this change will transform the collection management process for library staff who can now scan any item from the shelf and automatically learn what to do with it. [Full Announcement].

Taylor and Francis United Arab Emirates University and Taylor & Francis announce open access partnership. United Arab Emirates University, the first and foremost comprehensive university in UAE, and international research publisher Taylor & Francis announced a new three-year transformative agreement. Researchers at UAEU can now choose open access in over 2,500 journals, boosting the potential reach and impact of their work. The new read and publish agreement, Taylor & Francis' first in UAE, will support the University's mission to provide impactful societal and research contributions, by ensuring everyone everywhere can access the latest UAEU research outcomes. Corresponding UAEU authors will be supported to publish open access articles in all Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals, both hybrid and full OA. In addition, UAEU researchers and students will also have access to read the latest research published in every Taylor & Francis journal. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association award ten librarians with scholarships to attend the 2024 ALA Annual Conference. EBSCO Information Services, in partnership with the American Library Association, has awarded ten scholarships to librarians to attend the 2024 ALA Annual Conference. These scholarships are intended to help librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can attend more than 500 programs, discussions and sessions from world-class speakers and meet with library vendors. These scholarships allow recipients to learn more about digital content, innovation and leadership and expand their professional development while networking with fellow library professionals. [Full Announcement].

Coherent Digital Coherent Digital and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) expand coverage of the Global South. The libraries of Big Ten Academic Alliance confirmed the purchase of three additional modules of Africa Commons, a large-scale, multiyear project to digitize, disseminate, and discover African cultural materials, building on their 2022 founding-member purchase of the first module, African History and Culture. The consortium also today became a founding member of South Asia Commons. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Beyond discovery: AI and the future of the Web of Science. Clarivate announced that the AI-powered Web of Science Research Assistant, will be available from September 2024. Last year, the company announced its collaboration with the research community to bring a new generative-AI-powered capability to the Web of Science, the Web of Science Research Assistant. Since the release of the beta version to its development partners around the world, Clarivate has identified innovative ways to ensure the quality, strength and suitability of generative AI for academic researchers. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate releases Survey on the future of the library. Clarivate is launching a new library peer survey to better understand the current and future landscape of libraries worldwide. Clarivate would like to hear from engaged librarians across the world to assess current and expected trends, challenges and to measure the impact of new technologies on the role of the librarian. These findings will be published in a report later this year. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Mattermost - the new place to be for all things Koha Community. The Koha Community, the home of the world's first open source ILS, has been discussing for many years on how we would like to improve communication across the Koha Community and it finally became reality at the 2024 Hackfest in Marseille. The Koha Community decided a new tool that is as inclusive as possible, open source, modern, easy to use and familiar would be the best option. The tool selected is Mattermost. The platform is a place to ask questions, discuss bugs, raise issues or find out news about the Koha project. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate declares dividend on Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $1.3125 per share on its 5.25% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Share, payable in cash on June 3, 2024 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2024. [Full Announcement].

April 30, 2024

Clarivate BioWorld by Clarivate explores the future of CAR T Therapy in Mainland China in special report. BioWorld published by Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, explores the growing investment in CAR T therapy development in mainland China in a new series titled "China's CAR T market comes of age." The report examines the dynamic realm of CAR T-cell therapies in China, including the rapid pipeline growth, deals, clinical trials and challenging issues surrounding patient access to very expensive and effective cancer therapeutics. [Full Announcement].

Atlas Systems, Inc. Atlas Systems Attending the Northwest Archives Annual Meeting. Atlas Systems, a trusted leader in developing workflow management solutions supporting archives and special collections, will be exhibiting at the Northwest Archives Annual Meeting being held in Spokane, Washington from May 8-10, 2024. [Full Announcement].

hoopla hoopla Digital expands popular BingePass offering with launch of Pokémon partnership. hoopla Digital, the only all-in-one digital media app for public libraries and their patrons, announced today a partnership with Pokémon, one of the world's most popular entertainment franchises, to launch a new BingePass. hoopla's new Pokémon BingePass is one of more than 20 BingePasses available to public libraries and their patrons, supporting hoopla's commitment to providing unique content for free to library patrons. BingePass is a unique innovation from hoopla, offering unlimited access to educational and entertaining collections of streaming content and platforms for seven days with just one borrow. BingePass is accessible anywhere, either on the web or via the mobile app, with no commercials or ads. Patrons of all ages and interests can find something to borrow including magazines, eBooks, popular movies and TV series, puzzles and more. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox welcomes Berks County Public Libraries to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, welcomed Berks County Public Libraries to Evergreen ILS with the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System. [Full Announcement].

Soutron Global Soutron Global to add rich new functionality to the latest release of Soutron, its library and archive information resource management system. Soutron Global, an internationally recognized provider of information management solutions for corporate libraries and digital archives, is adding rich new functionality to its Special Library, Archive, and Information Management System flagship solutions. This latest release will enhance core functionalities with administration updates that promise to improve staff efficiency with newly upgraded editing workflows, provide for improved material visibility with less clicks, and continue to enhance the ease of use of client driven Soutron to increase client efficiencies and productivity. This release will focus on updated user interfaces that improve usability to provide an enhanced user experience. The use of new software technologies allows Soutron to add new features quickly. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2024. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that team members will be at the ALA Annual Conference 2024 from June 27 - July 2 in San Diego, California. Come visit us at booth 1159 to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2024

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Auto-Graphics, Inc. secures Seventh Consecutive Statewide Resource-Sharing contract with Tennessee State Library and Archives. Auto-Graphics, a pioneer in Web-based library resource management solutions for library consortia and statewide systems, announced that its cloud-based resource sharing solution, SHAREit, has been awarded the contract by the Tennessee State Library and Archives for the seventh consecutive time. This achievement solidifies Auto-Graphics' continued presence and expansion across the Southern and Midwest states facilitating resource sharing across state lines. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Rochester Hills Public Library uses Vega Promote to modernize patron communication. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Rochester Hills Public Library in Michigan has adopted the Vega Promote email automation tool. Rochester Hills Public Library empowers people to explore and create with resources that enlighten, educate, entertain, and inform. Serving the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township since 1924, RHPL provides lifelong learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information to over 110,000 patrons. The library serves as a community center where visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including an annual summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, concerts, and weekly lectures. Its expansive and user-friendly collections allow cardholders to use physical materials, eBooks, tools and technology, database subscriptions, movie and music downloads, language and genealogy services, business and investment reports, and national news sources at no cost. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Rochester Hills Public Library uses Vega Promote to modernize patron communication. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Rochester Hills Public Library in Michigan has adopted the Vega Promote email automation tool. Rochester Hills Public Library empowers people to explore and create with resources that enlighten, educate, entertain, and inform. Serving the communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township since 1924, RHPL provides lifelong learning opportunities, instills a love of reading, and offers equal access to information to over 110,000 patrons. The library serves as a community center where visitors enjoy innovative ways to learn and socialize through a variety of programs, including an annual summer reading challenge, parent-child workshops, concerts, and weekly lectures. Its expansive and user-friendly collections allow cardholders to use physical materials, eBooks, tools and technology, database subscriptions, movie and music downloads, language and genealogy services, business and investment reports, and national news sources at no cost. [Full Announcement].

Ex Libris New Linked Open Data whitepaper: A Joint Expedition into the Future. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced a newly published review of the impact, importance and implementation of Linked Open Data in libraries, as part of our joint community expedition into the future of discovery and cataloging. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Ian Walls as Head of Special Projects at ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announces the promotion of Ian Walls to Head of Special Projects. [Full Announcement].

Association of Southeastern Research Libraries ASERL and De Gruyter create partnership to support university presses. The Association of Southeastern Research Libraries has secured an agreement for De Gruyter's University Press Library, bringing together eBook collections from dozens of the world's most prestigious university presses and publishing houses, under library-friendly licensing terms and a streamlined acquisition process. The ASERL-De Gruyter agreement includes advantageous pricing for ASERL libraries on an individual opt-in basis. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2024

TIND The NAV Library goes live on TIND ILS, TIND IR and TIND DA, migrates from Alma. The Library at the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) has implemented TIND ILS as its new library system and successfully migrated from Ex Libris Alma. The library has also implemented TIND IR to manage a growing collection of born-digital material and TIND DA to manage their digitized collections. [Full Announcement].

SAGE Sage Launches Free Course in ChatGPT Literacy. Sage and Technology from Sage, a provider of innovative library technology solutions, has launched a free online course to develop users' proficiency in ChatGPT. The Art of ChatGPT Interactions is taught by Dr. Leo S. Lo, Dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. In the course, Dr. Lo provides comprehensive instruction on AI prompting and demonstrates how users can leverage this knowledge to create high-quality prompt outputs and dialogues on ChatGPT. [Full Announcement].

Lucidea Lucidea Press releases new museum CMS title Demystifying Data Preparation. Lucidea has announced that museum expert Rachael Cristine Woody's new book, Demystifying Data Preparation for a New CMS, is available. The latest publication from Lucidea Press offers pragmatic advice from Ms. Woody, a seasoned museum expert, consultant, and author, blogger, and popular webinar presenter. This book outlines how to prepare museum content for migration to a new museum collections management system through a process of data evaluation, data remediation, and data preparation. [Full Announcement].

Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters announces expanded vision to provide GenAI assistant for every professional it serves. Thomson Reuters, a global content and technology company, announced the expanded vision for CoCounsel, its professional-grade GenAI assistant. CoCounsel will unify the entire customer experience and give customers a new way to access Thomson Reuters product capabilities through a single GenAI assistant with applications across Legal, Tax, Risk & Fraud, and Media. CoCounsel is an AI assistant that acts like a team member – handling complex tasks with natural language understanding. Completing tasks at superhuman speeds, CoCounsel provides high-quality information at the right time, maintains multiple threads of work, as well as keeping context and memory across the different tasks and products customers use each day. By augmenting professional work with GenAI skills, CoCounsel delivers accelerated and streamlined workflows, enables professionals to produce higher-quality work more quickly, all while keeping customer data secure. [Full Announcement].

Springshare Libraries in California, Colorado, and New York implement Springshare's Patron Point. Springshare announced the City of San Leandro Public Library, the Boulder Public Library District, and the Bethlehem Public Library have implemented the Patron Point engagement and automation platform to improve the library card sign-up processes and support community outreach efforts. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2024

International Image Interoperability Framework IIIF Managing Director Hired. Martin R. Kalfatovic will be taking the role of Director for the IIIF Consortium. Martin brings 20 plus years of senior management skills from his positions at the Smithsonian Institution and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. In his role at IIIF-C, Martin will lead the organization in supporting IIIF's advances and continue to broaden its international adoption. He will be particularly attentive to evolving the Consortium's technological and community activities to maintain its already strong partner engagement. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox presents on Aspen Discovery and Open Source Tools at the Connecticut Library Association 2024 Annual Conference. quinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is excited to announce that Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, will be presenting on Aspen Discovery and open source tools at the Connecticut Library Association 2024 Annual Conference. Equinox is a Silver Sponsor of the event. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Solano County Library (CA) launches MessageBee SMS, phone, and email service from Unique Management.. Unique Library announced the addition of a full suite of MessageBee patron engagement platform for Solano County Library in California this week. Patrons will receive 10-DLC compliant SMS notifications, attractive transactional and promotional newsletter-style emails, as well as access to phone notifications in both English and Spanish. [Full Announcement].

Unique Management Services Osceola Library System (FL) launches MessageBee Phone notifications for their patrons. Unique Library announced a new client to our growing list of libraries served. Osceola Library System in the Orlando, Florida area has added phone notifications for their patrons. The six-branch system is adding phone notifications for patrons county-wide. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2024

Clarivate Clarivate joins United Nations SDG Publishers Compact. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced it has signed the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact. Signatories of the compact pledge to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs during the Decade of Action (2020-2030). [Full Announcement].

Gale Group Gale Digital Scholar Lab expands to help students present and share Digital Humanities research. Gale, part of Cengage Group, has expanded the Gale Digital Scholar Lab platform with enhanced support for conducting and presenting digital humanities research—from idea to publication. The new “Projects” feature within Gale Digital Scholar Lab offers a guided framework to help students compile their research into a final report, and Gale Research Showcase gives early career researchers an opportunity to share their projects with a worldwide audience of Lab users and others as a first step in academic publishing. These new capabilities support and increase the impact of digital humanities in the classroom, expanding pathways to interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and careers. Read The Gale Review blog about these new enhancements. [Full Announcement].

Taylor and Francis Emily McElroy joins Taylor & Francis as Vice President of Academic Relations. Taylor & Francis has announced the appointment of Emily McElroy as VP of Academic Relations. In this newly created position, McElroy will deepen Taylor & Francis' partnerships with academic libraries and institutions across the Americas. McElroy was Dean of the McGoogan Health Sciences Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Associate Dean of Research and Health Sciences at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. [Full Announcement].

BARATZ Absys 2.4, la nueva versión llega a las primeras bibliotecas. Absys 2.4 presenta una serie de mejoras en sus módulos, diseñadas para enriquecer tanto la experiencia de su comunidad usuaria como profesional. Esta nueva versión incrementa la seguridad y accesibilidad, a la vez que optimiza la eficiencia operativa de las bibliotecas. Con Absys 2.4, las bibliotecas experimentarán una transformación en la gestión de recursos y servicios, ofreciendo un entorno confiable y amigable. La llegada de Absys 2.4 a las primeras bibliotecas marca un paso importante en la evolución del programa de gestión bibliotecaria. Esta versión introduce mejoras significativas en seguridad y eficiencia operativa, destacando por sus nuevas funcionalidades en los módulos general, lectores, circulación, adquisiciones, permisos de usuarios, opac y administración. Desde la implementación de políticas de contraseñas más robustas hasta la gestión avanzada de préstamos y reservas, Absys 2.4 está diseñado para ofrecer una experiencia más segura, accesible y enriquecida para las personas y profesionales de la biblioteca. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Elise Konya as Project Coordinator. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the promotion of Elise Konya to Project Coordinator. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Innovative website has a new look. Innovative, part of Clarivate, unveiled its redesigned website, marking a significant milestone in our long-term brand migration strategy and unwavering dedication to our Think forward ethos. Designed in the Clarivate signature color palette, the website embodies our ongoing commitment to deliver a seamless and inclusive user experience. This visual transformation reinforces our unified global identity as part of the Clarivate master brand. [Full Announcement].

OCLC EBLIDA and OCLC sign new multi-year agreement. The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations and OCLC have signed a multi-year agreement, demonstrating their commitment to work more closely and strengthening the bond between the two organizations. This agreement will allow the organizations to collaborate more, build on their existing relationship, make information more accessible, engage with libraries throughout Europe, and participate in collaborative projects including support of conferences and programs. [Full Announcement].

IGI Global Participate in the IGI Global Annual Academic Publishing Trends & Open Access Survey 2024. During the past few years, academic research and publishing has faced many disruptions and challenges including predatory publishing, transparency in metrics, the push for open access, and now recently, the greater prevalence of Artificial Intelligence. Now in its second year, the IGI Global Annual Academic Publishing Trends & Open Access Survey 2024 seeks to create a realistic outlook on problems faced by the academic community and their potential solutions. In less than five minutes, researchers, librarians, and academicians every where can lend their voices to initiate change within academic research and publishing by participating in this survey. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2024

American Library Association Robert Maxwell Awarded 2024 Margaret Mann Citation. Robert L. Maxwell has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Margaret Mann Citation, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. Maxwell is currently Special Collections and Ancient Studies Catalog Librarian at the Brigham Young University Library. The Margaret Mann Citation recognizes outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or classification for notable publications; outstanding contributions to professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification; and outstanding contributions in the area of teaching cataloging and classification. It includes a $2,000 scholarship donated in the recipient's honor by OCLC, Inc. to the library school of the winner's choice. Maxwell has chosen the iSchool at the University of Arizona to be the recipient of this year's scholarship award. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Clarivate acquires Global QMS, Inc., expanding Life Sciences and Healthcare Segment into new markets. Clarivate, a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, announced that it has acquired Global QMS, Inc., known as Global Q, a provider of cloud-based solutions that enable life sciences clients to automate regulatory reporting and compliance management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Global Q supports leading pharma, medtech and biotech companies by providing comprehensive access to linked and standardized workflow-ready data via its SaaS platform, Optiqs360 Digital. The platform includes MediGPT - WorkCenter™ and MediGPT - IntelliWriter™, solutions that provide clients with interconnected data visibility and common user interfaces, across internal and external sources of record. The tools support the complex workflows and reporting needs of clinical, regulatory, product lifecycle and quality management professionals, significantly streamlining annual product reviews, medical device reports and supply chain insights. [Full Announcement].

Lucidea Lucidea, developer of ArchivEra CMS, to sponsor MAC 2024. Lucidea, leader in innovative collections management software solutions for archives and provider of ArchivEra, will sponsor and participate in the Midwest Archives Conference on May 2 through 4, 2024, in Des Moines, IA. [Full Announcement].

BARATZ Fallo VI Premio REBIUN. El pasado 19 de abril, presidida por Carlos Hermenegildo Caudevilla, Vicerrector de Investigación de la Universitat de València y Coordinador de REBIUN, se reunió en formato online la Comisión de Valoración del VI premio REBIUN de reconocimiento a las buenas prácticas en bibliotecas. Los miembros de la comisión han considerado que la candidatura merecedora del VI Premio REBIUN ha sido «BiblioPOP: bibliotecas comprometidas con la cultura popular» de la Biblioteca de L'ETNO, Museu Valencià d'Etnologia. La misma ha sido apoyada por el Servicio de Bibliotecas y Documentación de la Universitat de València. [Full Announcement].

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy. Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King's College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics. [Full Announcement].

Auto-Graphics, Inc. Agent Information Software (AIFS) publishes 2023 Audited Financials. Agent Information Software (AIFS), the parent company of Auto-Graphics, Inc., has released audited 2023 year-end financials as part of their Annual Report. AIFS reported a net income of $204k for 2023 and total revenue of $5,409k, an increase of $150k from 2022). Recurring revenue remains solid for 2023 at $5,247k with $161k in non-recurring sales. Both basic and diluted earnings per share finished 2023 at $0.04. A cash dividend of $0.035 per share was approved by the AIFS Board of Directors at its annual shareholders meeting on May 24, 2023. The dividend was distributed on June 30, 2023, to all stockholders on record as of June 15, 2023. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions Anne Arundel County Public Library is live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Anne Arundel County Public Library in Maryland is now live on the Koha ILS with Aspen Discovery and ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 149,500 bibliographic records and 678,200 item records from Symphony providing the library with customized implementation and training for their open source solutions. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions announces April 2024 Community Giveback winner. Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. The April 2024 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, Literacy Connects in Arizona. The funds will be used to support the purchase of books to enhance the library's collection and to be used for the Reading Seed program. Literacy Connects' Reading Seed program offers an innovative solution – mobilizing the community to provide individualized, research-based mentoring to K-3 students in under-resourced, local schools. Every week throughout the school year, Reading Seed volunteers work one-to-one with children who are chosen by their schools as most likely to benefit from the program. [Full Announcement].

Equinox Equinox's Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, elected to The Evergreen Project Board. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development, has been elected to The Evergreen Project board. Andrea will be joining Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox, who is currently serving as Treasurer of The Evergreen Project. Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Manager at Equinox, who has been serving as the chair of The Evergreen Project Outreach Committee will be concluding his service as a board member at the end of the term. Other incoming board members recently announced include Katie Greenleaf Martin from the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, who was re-elected; Susan Morrison from Georgia PINES; and Lindsay Stratton from the Westchester Library System." [Full Announcement].

PTFS Knowvation by PTFS assessed Awardable for Department of Defense work in the CDAO's Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace. Knowvation, a leading content services platform and document intelligence solution, announced that it has achieved “Awardable” status through the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office's Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace. Tradewinds Solutions Marketplace is the premier offering of Tradewinds, the Department of Defense's suite of tools and services designed to accelerate the procurement and adoption of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (ML), data, and analytics capabilities. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2024

TIND Florida International University selects TIND Digital Archive. Florida International University has selected TIND Digital Archive as its new digital library platform. Moving to TIND DA's flexible and scalable platform will provide discoverability and long-term access to FIU's ever growing digital collections. In transitioning from a locally hosted open-source system, FIU emphasized TIND's robust infrastructure, ongoing development, and accessible APIs as pivotal factors influencing their decision. [Full Announcement].

Clarivate ProQuest One Education is the new go-to for research and learning. In a 2024 report, UNESCO sounded an alarm about teacher shortages around the world, critical barriers to achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education. While especially urgent in developing nations, high-income regions like Europe and North America are struggling to recruit and retain qualified educators. [Full Announcement].

Digital Science Open principles reaffirm Digital Science's commitment to open research. Digital Science has today launched its Open Principles, a new initiative that commits its research information solutions to open science now and into the future. The Principles are the first step in Digital Science's journey to align more closely with the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information from a global research consortium headed by Leiden University, announced earlier today. They are also a concrete articulation of Digital Science's long-held, core vision of a trusted, frictionless, collaborative research ecosystem that drives progress for all. Open research practices, and the development of open science tools and solutions, have been at the heart of Digital Science since its inception: [Full Announcement].

Clarivate Artificial Intelligence Blog Series: Harness the Power of AI in Higher Education with Alethea. Today's students are increasingly using swiftly advancing technologies such as generative AI, and at Clarivate we believe it's a priority to help them learn how to use these technologies responsibly. Alethea, our innovative content engagement solution, flips the script on the misuse of AI tools, so rather than depend on a machine to do their work for them, students can harness its power to improve their learning and critical thinking skills. Alethea doesn't provide ready-made answers, it nurtures meaningful engagement with academic texts, class readings, and assignments through personalized and adaptive guidance, so students can evaluate these materials and learn how to draw their own, informed conclusions. [Full Announcement].