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June 1, 2023
Mitsubishi Electric chooses IPfolio from Clarivate. Clarivate announced that Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has chosen IPfolio from Clarivate to optimize management of its intellectual property (IP) operations. With the implementation of this solution, Mitsubishi Electric has been able to reform its IP operations by improving IP work quality and efficiency, achieving seamless communication and enhancing IP strategic activities. [Full Announcement].
MARCIVE, Inc. to be at this year's ALA Conference in Chicago. MARCIVE, Inc. has been a provider of cataloging and catalog record enhancements since 1981, and will be in attendance at ALA Annual Conference 2023 to discuss incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion enrichment in the library's catalog. [Full Announcement].
Statement in support of LGBTQ+ people in libraries. The Art Libraries Society of North America unequivocally supports the LGBTQ+ community's rights to full and equitable inclusion in libraries, both as patrons and employees, and to representation within the collections we steward. Across North America, library collections and programming have been a major target of discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ+ legislative efforts. Protests by hate groups and individuals have disrupted library events and threatened libraries' abilities to provide an inclusive space for LGBTQ+ people. [Full Announcement].
May 31, 2023
Clarivate to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences in June 2023. Clarivate will present at investor conferences in June 2023. Jonathan Gear, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 and Jonathan Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Stifel 2023 Cross Sector Insight Conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 [Full Announcement].
Can new technologies reduce bias? A webinar discussion on innovation. Ex Libris and Innovative, both part of Clarivate, hosted professor and author Orly Lobel for an engaging conversation on new innovations in technology. Lobel advocates for a pragmatic approach to new technologies. She challenges us to explore how organizations and individuals can effectively harness these technologies to foster equality and create a better future. [Full Announcement].
Lebanon's Notre Dame University-Louaize to Adopt FOLIO. Notre Dame University-Louaize Libraries will be the first library in Lebanon to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services NDU will undertake a phased implementation and will aim to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2024. [Full Announcement].
Follett, World Book announce winners of Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. Jamie Holder and Virginia's Justina Dyson have been randomly selected as winners of the “Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway,” sponsored by Follett School Solutions and World Book, two longtime, respected leaders in the PreK-12 education market. Holder is a family and consumer science teacher at Lumberton High School in Lumberton, NC, while Dyson is a PreK teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Preschool Center in Richmond, VA. The two educators each will receive a $2,000 American Express gift card and a $500 Follett Titlewave gift certificate. Founded 25 years ago, Titlewave is the leading online collection development and curriculum support tool for PreK-12 educators, with more than 14,000 daily users. [Full Announcement].
Unique integrates MessageBee with first TLC Library.Solution client library. Unique Management Services announced the live launch of MessageBee for Ardmore Public Library, a small rural public library utilizing the Library.Solution ILS from TLC. The partnership will see Unique send automated phone notifications on behalf of the southern Oklahoma library. The integration with the TLC product was the culmination of a joint effort between Unique and TLC to make the ultimate library communication tool available to all libraries, large and small. MessageBee will support SMS and voice notifications with the Library.Solution ILS. [Full Announcement].
May 30, 2023
]u[ Ubiquity case sudy: Virginia Tech Publishing. LIBRARY-LED PUBLISHING offers a unique opportunity for institutions to increase the visibility of their research output, both by providing traditional publishing services and by offering other professional publishing services that are especially suited to an ever-evolving digital information space. However, setting up and maintaining such an operation can be a significant burden for a library to bear alone. In this case study Peter Potter, director of Virginia Tech Publishing, describes how he believes that library publishing can meet these challenges with support from professional publishing services. [Full Announcement].
FOLIO Launches Orchid Release. The FOLIO Open Source Community has launched the fifteenth named release as the platform continues to add features and functionality to the library services platform (LSP). The Orchid Release updates existing apps and features, including acquisitions, data import, circulation, and more. The Orchid Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a better user experience in the FOLIO platform. [Full Announcement].
Moraine Valley Community College live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Moraine Valley Community College Library is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 292,000 bib records and over 305,000 item records. [Full Announcement].
May 26, 2023
CIF Southern Section selects TIND Digital Archive. TIND DA has been selected by the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section (CIF-SS) to convey the history of education-based athletics in Southern California. Assistant Commissioner Thom Simmons at CIF-SS said they chose TIND DA because of its user-friendly and intuitive qualities [Full Announcement].
Digital age creates challenges for public libraries in providing patron privacy. In the first study to discover how public libraries protect that information, Associate Professor Masooda Bashir and her research group gathered data from over 800 diverse public libraries across the nation. Surveyed electronically in 2020, respondents ranged from library administrators to librarians and staff to information technology professionals working in libraries. The Institute of Museum and Library Services provided a $150,000 grant to support the project, which ran from September 2020 to February 2023. [Full Announcement].
Innovative announces Vega Discover customization features, including ready-to-use Kids Catalog design. In early May, Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced new customization features for Vega Discover catalog homepages at the 2023 Innovative Users Group annual conference, enabling libraries to engage patrons by promoting custom catalogs for unique interests and topics. Innovative also introduced Vega Discover Kids Catalog, designed to attract younger patrons' attention through visual icons, colorful buttons, and playful backgrounds, while supporting the ability to automatically limit search results to age-appropriate library materials. [Full Announcement].
May 25, 2023
EBSCO Information Services partners with eReserve to streamline resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with eReserve to support institutions' resource management workflows with EBSCO FOLIO Services, including services related to copyright control. eReserve is built on a foundation of copyright best practices that offer a clear, defensible position against the increasing threat of copyright litigation while enhancing student engagement and success. The selection, organization, and delivery of educational resources are some of an institution's most critical functions. Providing such resources in a digital format has become increasingly necessary for promoting collaboration, easy resource management, advanced copyright control, and an improved student experience by delivering faculty selected and approved educational resources in a digital format within course resource lists. eReserve uses metadata and license information from EBSCO FOLIO Services and EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing the platform to accurately report on and manage copyright materials, making digital distribution easier and more legally sound. [Full Announcement].
Innovative Travels to Sacramento, California to the California Library Association Annual Conference. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to participate as an exhibitor at the California Public Library Conference being held this year in Sacramento, CA June 1-2, 2023. [Full Announcement].
May 24, 2023
Biblionix offers award-winning automation software to public libraries. Library efficiency is the vital focus of Biblionix, the innovative and respected developer of public library automation systems. After much research and collaboration with libraries and library professionals, Biblionix offers efficient, easy-to-use, and award-winning automation software to Public Libraries. Biblionix proves that an ILS is a straightforward way to connect patrons, public library systems, and their collections. It saves time and prevents errors. It is not only how Biblionix continues to win awards for its Apollo and Artemis automation services, but the 99.3+% customer retention rate is a testimonial to the Biblionix effectiveness [Full Announcement].
Bloomington Public Library in Illinois launches a fully managed e-commerce store. Libcomm.co announced that Bloomington Public Library in Illinois has launched a fully managed e-commerce store (www.bloomingtonlibrarystore.com) to support the efforts of generating branding and awareness as well as adding a supplemental revenue stream for the Public Library. B [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference. The 2023 American Library Association Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois from June 22 to June 27, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #5114 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. Full conference details are available here: https://2023alaannual.eventscribe.net/. [Full Announcement].
Gale In Context: Literature launches to promote critical thinking skills and better learning outcomes in ELA for high school students. Gale, part of Cengage Group, has added a new resource to its award-winning Gale In Context family of products. The company has launched Gale In Context: Literature, a new resource for literature instruction and learning that helps high schoolers engage and thrive in English language arts. Read our blog about why English teachers will love Gale In Context: Literature. [Full Announcement].
Improving global research discoverability and visibility through ScienceDirect. ScienceDirect, the Elsevier platform that is a leading source of scientific, technical, and medical research, has today published its ‘Expanded reach on a trusted platform' report. The report is free to download and explores the initial results of ScienceDirect's pilot initiative that enables researchers to search and discover articles from five publishing partners alongside content from Elsevier journals. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate amends share repurchase program as part of balanced capital allocation plan. Clarivate announced that, given its reduced debt profile, the Company's Board of Directors has approved the extension of its share repurchase authorization through December 31, 2024, and reduced the authorization from $1 billion to $500 million. [Full Announcement].
Constellate makes it easier for faculty to teach text analysis and computational literacy. ITHAKA announced a major upgrade to Constellate, their platform that helps faculty easily and effectively teach text analysis and data skills. Constellate already integrates scholarly content and open educational resources into a cloud-based lab that faculty are using with students at colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong and Israel. Today's release unveils a new user dashboard and enhanced lab environment that make it even easier for faculty to help their students learn text analysis, ultimately gaining the skills they need to succeed in today's data-driven workplace. [Full Announcement].
Innovative travels to Atlantic City, New Jersey to the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference. May 23, 2023. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to participate as an exhibitor at the New Jersey Public Library Conference being held this year in Atlantic City, New Jersey May 31- June 2, 2023. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions Announces May 2023 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 Forest Hill Public Library, part of the MetroShare Consortium in Texas is the May 2023 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback. [Full Announcement].
100 libraries simplify the discovery of external collections. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is excited to celebrate that the resource sharing solution Rapido has welcomed 100 member institutions, after only a year on the market. Libraries worldwide use Rapido to help students more easily access other libraries' collections. [Full Announcement].
Follett Literacy Conference to feature K-12 educators, children's authors. Follett School Solutions is bringing together educators and award-winning children's authors on Thursday, June 22 to discuss trending topics in today's K-12 schools. ReadingCon 2023, which will focus on literacy and diversity and how to make a difference in the lives of students, will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northern Illinois University, Naperville Conference Center. [Full Announcement].
May 23, 2023
Fully inclusive Taylor & Francis eBooks Platform meets gold standard for web accessibility. Taylor & Francis announced the completion of an extensive testing and development program to ensure its eBooks website is fully inclusive. The international research publisher's platform has achieved the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines recommendations at a high level, confirming it meets the requirements of users with a disability. [Full Announcement].
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Clarivate Extend Material Transfer Agreement for Three Additional Years. Clarivate announced the extension of the Material Transfer Agreement with the FDA for an additional three years. The extension will ensure continued agency-wide access to OFF-X by Clarivate, which provides integrated preclinical toxicity, clinical and post-marketing adverse event data, visualizations and analytics. [Full Announcement].
Coherent Digital launches world's largest collection of municipal reports. Coherent Digital released a new collection on the Policy Commons platform. World Cities curates and preserves hundreds of thousands of publications from over 1,000 cities worldwide. The reports, research papers, statistical analysis, and other publications are hard to find and unstable, published on websites that are prone to broken links or disappearing altogether. Coherent assigns persistent links, so that the documents remain available and usable for research and teaching. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services releases Education Source Ultimate -- an unparalleled collection of resources for study of education. EBSCO Information Services has released the ultimate resource for the study of education. Education Source Ultimate is designed to facilitate the research needs of all users in the field of education by providing access to the most comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals for education studies. To meet the growing demand for education research, Education Source Ultimate was created to provide the largest and most complete resource for the study of education. By July 2023, Education Source Ultimate will include 1,000 active, full-text, non-open access journals and magazines covering early education, education management, administration and more. [Full Announcement].
May 22, 2023
The University of Wyoming selects the Ex Libris Higher Education Platform for multiple library services. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, announced that the University of Wyoming recently chose the Ex Libris Higher Education platform for its cloud-based library solutions of the Alma library management system, Primo discovery, Library Mobile app, and Leganto for course resources. This decision is part of the university's effort to enhance the accessibility and efficiency of their library services, meet the evolving needs of its users, and maintain its status as a leading research institution. [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the 2023 New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative will be exhibiting at the New Jersey Library Association Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting May 31, 2023 and running through June 2, 2023. Visit Equinox at Booth #113 to learn about the latest updates to Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. [Full Announcement].
cloudCheck Tablet: Bibliotheca's new small, streamlined self-service library solution. Bibliotheca announced the release of cloudCheck tablet, the newest addition to the Bibliotheca self-service portfolio. cloudCheck tablet is a small, flexible, plug-and-play solution designed to complement existing self-checkout solutions. The combination allows libraries to offer patrons increased choice, and increase the number of self-service checkout kiosks without increasing cost. [Full Announcement].
May 19, 2023
Event Registration comes to Aspen Discovery with the 23.05 Aspen Discovery release. The Aspen Discovery 23.05 release extends event integration functionality to include support for event registration. From both search results and event pages, it is easy to see whether or not an event requires registration. When an event requires registration, patrons are given the option to “Add to Your Events and Register” which saves the event to the patron's account and sends them to the library's event platform to register. Once registered, patrons who have used their barcodes to register for the event can see registration status in their accounts and when viewing that event in search results and from the event page. Note that this functionality works for our LibCal from Springshare and Communico Attend integrations. [Full Announcement].
Public Libraries of Suffolk County (NY) implement Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the public libraries of Suffolk County, through Livebrary.com, have begun utilizing our patron Verify program to streamline their library card application process. The Suffolk County public libraries use the program to assist patrons in signing up for a temporary online library card, giving new members quicker access to their rich spectrum of resources. [Full Announcement].
Gale brings 21 Little Free Libraries to Detroit Neighborhoods to boost youth and adult literacy. To promote youth and adult literacy, Gale, part of Cengage Group, has teamed up with Brilliant Detroit and Little Free Library to build and install 21 Little Free Libraries in high-need neighborhoods across Detroit. Each little library is stocked with a variety of books – donated by Gale and their employees – for children and adults. Though the partnership is aimed at improving the city's literacy rates, there's a concentrated focus on inspiring a lifelong love of reading by providing young readers with access to youth large print books. [Full Announcement].
May 18, 2023
Clarivate publishes Sustainability Report for 2022. Clarivate published its third annual sustainability report. The report demonstrates how Clarivate is advancing in the areas of Environment, Social and Governance, especially towards the United Nations Sustainability Goals in partnership with its customers. [Full Announcement].
Softlink IC announces participation in BIALL Conference 2023 in Belfast, Ireland. Softlink IC, a global provider of innovative library, knowledge, and research management solutions, announced its attendance at the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians Conference 2023 in Belfast, Ireland, from 14-16 June 2023. [Full Announcement].
May 17, 2023
New Clarivate Biopharma Dealmaking Report Reveals Investment Patterns Set to Impact the Future of Medicine. Clarivate released its new report, Biopharma Dealmaking in 2023. This year's report examines how pharma companies are replenishing their pipelines as many face a steep patent cliff, with particular attention to such critical emerging modalities and technologies as antibody drug conjugates, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, cell therapy, bispecific antibodies and RNA therapeutics. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate and IPwe to provide financial valuations and business insights for IP assets. Clarivate announced the integration of the Smart Intangible Asset Management solution from IPwe Inc. into IPfolio. This integration will enable IPfolio users to access unique patent valuation metrics from SIAM, including real-time, objective financial benchmarks on a patent-by-patent and portfolio basis, alongside competitor and peer portfolio metrics. It will also help users gain a next-level understanding of their intellectual property portfolio. [Full Announcement].
Covers, un servicio en la nube que añade las cubiertas a los registros bibliográficos en Absys. Baratz lanza un nuevo servicio en la nube para los clientes de Absys llamado Covers, que permite a las bibliotecas agregar imágenes de las cubiertas de los libros a los registros bibliográficos de sus catálogos de manera eficiente y sin coste adicional. Este servicio permite que las bibliotecas puedan enriquecer sus catálogos en línea y mejorar la presentación de los registros bibliográficos para brindar una experiencia visual más completa a las personas usuarias. De forma complementaria, las bibliotecas pueden contratar un servicio personalizado de auditoría y optimización para mejorar la calidad [Full Announcement].
Project MUSE Announces Strategic Organizational Changes. To better align with the changing scholarly communications landscape, MUSE has created a new department for Library and Publisher Partnerships. With many of our partner publishers now reporting to libraries, and many libraries now delving into publishing activities, MUSE seeks to create more connections between these two key constituencies. Kelley Squazzo has been appointed Director of Library & Publisher Partnerships, and will oversee both the current publisher relations and library sales teams at MUSE. MUSE will also be recruiting a Senior Sales Manager to further strengthen the department's reach under Squazzo's leadership. [Full Announcement].
Southern African Films and Documentaries launches on Africa Commons. Coherent Digital announced the launch of Southern African Films and Documentaries, with more than 100 films dating from the 1900s to the early 2000s. The collection will grow to over 200 films by the end of 2023, bringing streaming access to more than a century of African history, politics, and culture. [Full Announcement].
Burwood Council Library Service (NSW) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Burwood Council Library Service in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia, has chosen our patron engagement platform to support its strategic goals for communication and community engagement. Informing and updating the community about library programs and events. [Full Announcement].
AGent Information Software (AIFS) publishes 2023 First Quarter Financials. AGent Information Software, the parent company of Auto-Graphics, released 2023 first-quarter financials .In the first quarter of 2023, AIFS reported a net income of $3,510. Recurring revenue remains solid at $1,283,306 at quarter-end, a slight decrease from 2022. The sales team will continue to pursue both VERSO and SHAREit leads in Q2 as well as attend numerous state and national library conferences to generate interest in A-G products. [Full Announcement].
May 16, 2023
Clarivate launches new artificial intelligence tools to enable Trademark professionals to assess brand risk from every angle. Clarivate announced the launch of the Clarivate Brand Landscape Analyzer and the development of the Clarivate Trademark Watch Analyzer. Together they will enable brand professionals to assess brand risk from every angle as they make trademark intelligence more actionable. Powered by proprietary, patented technologies including AI and machine learning the Brand Landscape Analyzer combines trademarks, case law, and competitive intelligence data, to provide IP professionals with a real-time risk assessment of future trademark candidates. It provides businesses with a comprehensive understanding of potential risks to their brand, including litigation maps, in-use examples and similarity assessments, while improving the way IP professionals search and protect new trademarks by combining data and decisions into one single workflow. [Full Announcement].
See Soutron Library Management Software at #BIALL2023 Conference Belfast. Soutron Global announces their attendance at the #BIALL2023 conference being held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 14th through 16th. Soutron will be presenting how you can “Go beyond your library" with Document Submissions, Thesaurus Management & more during the BIALL product showcase. [Full Announcement].
CCC Named a Stevie Award Winner for Customer Service Department of the Year in the 2023 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 21st annual American Business Awards. [Full Announcement].
Atlas announces hosting and support of ArchivesSpace for the Hagley Museum. Atlas Systems announced the Hagley Museum & Library has successfully implemented ArchivesSpace to manage their archival collections. Located in Wilimington, Delaware, the Hagley Museum and Library joins more than 70 institutions that Atlas provides ArchivesSpace hosting and support. [Full Announcement].
Salt Lake County Library receives Tech Logic's People First Award for dynamic new facilities and community resources. Tech Logic Corporation is presenting Salt Lake County Library with a People First Award in order to recognize the library's extraordinary action for the benefit of the community. Salt Lake County's new facilities embody a commitment shared by modern libraries around the world -- a commitment to serve residents as relevant, people-first community centers. [Full Announcement].
OCLC partners with SCELC to advance diversity in shared print using Choreo Insights library analytics. OCLC is partnering with the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium to use OCLC's new Choreo Insights library analytics solution to help identify ways to enhance diversity in shared print collections in order to retain and preserve valuable materials of interest in underrepresented communities. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions and SWAN Library Services announce sessions for ALA Preconference on Open Source Software Success for Libraries. ByWater Solutions and SWAN Library Services announce session descriptions for the Open Source Software Success for Libraries pre-conference they are hosting in advance the American Library Association Annual Conference on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm at DePaul University. Attendees will hear from libraries of all sizes about the rewards and challenges of implementing Open Source software including Koha, Aspen Discovery, Evergreen, and the Palace Project. Whether you use Open Source now, want to use Open Source in the future, or just want to hear more about what other institutions are doing, this is a great opportunity to hear first hand about the experiences and successes of various libraries. [Full Announcement].
May 15, 2023
Equinox welcomes Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative to Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery. Equinox Open Library Initiative announced that the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative has implemented Evergreen ILS and Aspen Discovery with hosting, support, education, and project management services provided by Equinox. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Spokane County Library District. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Spokane County Library District in Washington. [Full Announcement].
Charity Event: Gale to build and install 21 Little Free Libraries in Detroit neighborhoods to inspire reading and boost literacy. Gale, part of Cengage Group, in partnership with Brilliant Detroit and Little Free Library, will be hosting a charity event where its employees will be building 21 Little Free Libraries that will be installed in high-need neighborhoods across Detroit. Each little library will be stocked with a variety of books – donated by Gale and their employees – for children and adults to inspire a lifelong love of reading. We invite local media outlets to come and cover the event. [Full Announcement].
Innovative new open access agreement signed between PALCI and ACS Publications. Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation and ACS Publications announced the signing of a new open access agreement that provides participating members with full financial support for open access publication in all ACS journals, as well as complete access to ACS Publications' journal content through the end of 2025. [Full Announcement].
May 13, 2023
Ringgold and CCC cease operations of ProtoView. Ringgold and CCC will cease operations of the ProtoView service and Gull's Nest Books as of 31 March 2023. [Full Announcement].
May 12, 2023
Washington University implements TIND RDM as its new Research Data Repository. Washington University in St. Louis has gone live on TIND RDM. WashU Research Data is an improved and upgraded data repository to better support the research mission of Washington University, replacing their previous BePress installation. [Full Announcement].
Palm Beach County Library System (FL) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Palm Beach County Library System in Palm Beach County, Florida, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to connect communities, inspire thought and enrich lives. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the California Library Association Annual Conference 2023. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the California Library Association Annual Conference 2023 from June 1-3 in Sacramento, California. Come see us at booth 202 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].
May 11, 2023
Innovative announces Vega Promote Web for easy website creation. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced a new solution, Vega Promote Web, to give libraries greater ease of use and autonomy when creating and managing library websites. Vega Promote Web offers an affordable, no-code and open solution to enable libraries to easily create and enhance their digital presence. Powered by Wix, a leading global SaaS platform, Vega Promote Web provides libraries the tools and all-in-one solution to build, manage, and grow their online presence. With integrated and Innovative custom-built components, libraries will have a single digital experience including membership registration, patron account management, book catalogs, event spaces, promotional showcases and additional services the library offers. [Full Announcement].
ResearchGate and Sage announce partnership. ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, and Sage, a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services, have today announced a partnership that sees 47,000 articles from 48 of Sage's open access journals being syndicated directly to ResearchGate.Authors of the articles will see their content added automatically to their publication pages on ResearchGate, giving them access to statistics showing the impact of their work, and enabling them to connect with their readers, with the scope of the agreement encompassing all frontlist and backlist content from the included journals. The motivation for the partnership stems from Sage's role as a long-term advocate of open science and ResearchGate's aim to make science open to all. [Full Announcement].
May 10, 2023
Axiell Gains ISO 27001 Certification for IT Security. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, officially received their ISO 27001 certification on April 19, 2023. ISO 27001 is a leading international security standard that outlines the requirements for building and maintaining a robust information security management system (ISMS). As one of the first cultural technology vendors to be certified, this achievement demonstrates Axiell's leadership in the sector, and its dedication to digital security and sustainability. [Full Announcement].
LibLime Presenting at MLA|SLA Â‘23. LibLime will be premiering Bibliovation 7.4 at the upcoming conference collaboration between the Medical Library Association and the Special Library Association. The combined hybrid conference, MLA|SLA ‘23, will be held at the Huntington Place in Detroit from May 16 through May 19. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at Booth 629 to learn more about the most cost-effective, 100% web-based, hosted Library Services Platform on the market. [Full Announcement].
Grand Rapids Public Library (MI) joins Patron Point. Patron Point announced today that Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has chosen to implement our patron engagement platform to augment its mission of inspiring opportunity, connection, and innovation throughout its community. [Full Announcement].
IGI Global launches free research Tool, InfoScipedia. IGI Global, a leading independent academic publisher, has launched its InfoScipedia search tool, providing a valuable resource for academic researchers, students, educators, and professionals working in the fields of business, STM (science, technology, and medicine), and education. The InfoScipedia search tool is a comprehensive collection of over 110,000 terms and 250,000 definitions derived from IGI Global's growing collection of 8,000+ books and 175+ journals. It defines terms, and also links users with advanced research papers covering topics aligned with the term that had been searched. This feature provides users with a powerful time-saving tool that offers access to cutting-edge research papers, enabling them to stay up to date with the latest developments in their fields. [Full Announcement].
Coherent Digital grows sales team, promoting Lenny Rogers and adding Heather Dray. Coherent Digital announced the expansion of its US sales team. Lenny Rogers is promoted to Senior Director, University Partnerships and Sales. Heather Dray joins the company as Sales Director, Account Development. Heather has more than twenty years' experience as a librarian and vendor. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions and SWAN Library Services to host ALA Preconference on Open Source Software Success for Libraries. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be co-hosting an Aspen Discovery pre-conference with SWAN Library Services in advance of the American Library Association 2023 Annual Conference on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. The pre-conference will take place at DePaul University and will conclude before exhibits open. [Full Announcement].
Bibliotheca announces leadership transition: Ray Hood to retire as CEO; Joe Grillo joins as new CEO. Bibliotheca, a leading provider of library technology solutions, has announced a leadership transition. Ray Hood, the current CEO, will be retiring from his position on July 1, 2023. Hood has been instrumental in guiding the company through a challenging period that included the COVID-19 pandemic and the War in Ukraine, and the company thanks him for his contributions. [Full Announcement].
Innovative Users Group Opens 31st Annual Conference. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to participate in the opening of the 31st annual Innovative Users Group (IUG) conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This will be the first in-person conference for the group since 2019. For the next four days, library professionals from across the US and around the world will be participating in 71 sessions led by their peer library professionals and Innovative staff. [Full Announcement].
May 9, 2023
Lucidea's Argus CMS at AMaGa's Conference 2023. Lucidea, developer of the Argus Web CMS and leader in innovative museum collections management software, will participate in the AMaGA National Conference on 16 through 19 May. Their powerful software is a perfect fit for attendees focused on building a solid foundation for the future with a sustainable collections management system. [Full Announcement].
Aurora Public Library chooses Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Aurora Public Library District in Illinois has selected Vega Discover as their new discovery layer. [Full Announcement].
SWAN Library Consortium Launches MessageBee Systemwide. Unique Management Services announced the live launch of MessageBee for SWAN Library Services on Tuesday. The innovative messaging solution offers customizable branch-level notifications for email and SMS. [Full Announcement].
May 8, 2023
Public Libraries and AI workshops from the Galecia Group. Galecia Group announced the launch of its new Public Libraries and AI workshops. These interactive workshops, available as a series or as standalone webinars, are filled with updated content on the latest AI news, developments, and techniques. Attendees will have access to Galecia's PLAID AI training & experimentation platform, allowing them to learn while experimenting with cutting-edge AI tools. [Full Announcement].
ResearchGate integrates with GetFTR. GetFTR has announced that ResearchGate, the professional network for researchers, has integrated with the service as part of an expanded offering for publishers. Over the last few months, GetFTR has been building, and ResearchGate testing, a new opt-in service that provides a faster way to check entitlement information between publishers, academic discovery services like ResearchGate, and reading platforms [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Hernando County Public Library. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Hernando County Public Library in Florida. Hernando County Public Library has also launched branded Aspen LiDA. [Full Announcement].
May 5, 2023
Dozens of Innovative Libraries launch LX Starter for modern email notices. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is excited to share that more than 30 libraries have now launched LX Starter for modern and professionally designed patron email notices. LX Starter enables libraries to set up email notices tailored to each library system's branding and personalized to their patrons. [Full Announcement].
Morton Public Library (IL) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the Morton Public Library in Morton, Illinois, has chosen to implement our library marketing platform to increase patron engagement and in turn a lifelong interest in learning. [Full Announcement].
Orange County Public Law Library Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Orange County Public Law Library is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 129,000 bib records and over 244,400 item records. [Full Announcement].
May 4, 2023
Three Liberal Arts Colleges in Maine select Alma and Primo for a shared library services platform. Libris, part of Clarivate, is pleased to announce that three prestigious liberal arts colleges in Maine – Bates, Bowdoin and Colby Colleges – selected Ex Libris Alma and Primo to improve their library services, and provide a better user experience for students, faculty, and staff. The colleges will go live on their new system this summer. [Full Announcement].
Public libraries mark 20 years of success for digital book lending. As a result of the innovative team of librarians at Cleveland Public Library in 2003, popular ebook and audiobook lending is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Cleveland Public Library librarians Patricia Lowrey, Cindy Orr, Sari Feldman and Tracy Strobel directed an eager local ebook development team at OverDrive to build and launch what would become the first popular ebook and audiobook service from a library. Because of their efforts, digital library lending would grow exponentially as millions of readers today enjoy access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comics and streaming video from 88,000 public, school, academic and special libraries in 109 countries. [Full Announcement].
Searchable facets and full translation support available with the 23.04 release of the Aspen LiDA library app. ByWater Solutions announce several new features for Aspen LiDA with our 22.04 including language and translation support as well as searchable facets. Aspen partners can now enable any languages they have configured in Aspen Discovery for LiDA. The language options in LiDA are built off of the existing Aspen Discovery language and translation framework, so any translations made in Discovery will automatically apply to LiDA. With this release we also introduced languages in the Aspen Community Content Server, which means that libraries with support from ByWater Solutions can also automatically share translations with each other. [Full Announcement].
May 3, 2023
Public Libraries Part of Worldwide Book Club with National Book Award Finalist Memoir. Readers around the globe can enjoy a National Book Award Finalist novel during Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club. From May 3-17, booklovers with a valid public library card can join thousands of others around the globe in borrowing Grace M. Cho's evocative memoir, Tastes Like War, from their public library. Library card holders may read the ebook and audiobook for free without waiting on the Libby app. [Full Announcement].
Good news in Shared Collections: Lisa Moske. After a recent recruitment, Lisa Moske has been hired as the successful candidate for the Shared Collections Service Manager position. As the Shared Collections Service Manager, Lisa will be working in a similar position though one with more responsibility. She has been, and will continue, in a key role on the Licensed Content Team. In the expanded position, Lisa's role includes provides direct support to UC campus library leadership, librarians, and staff to determine areas of UC systemwide interest, establishing priorities for digital content acquisition, and resolving problems. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the American Library Association Annual Conference 2023. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the ALA Annual Conference 2023 from June 22 - 27 in Chicago, Illinois. Come see us at our booth 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].
Red de Bibliotecas Públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid. El catálogo en línea de una biblioteca es fundamental para explorar sus colecciones y servicios bibliotecarios. Muchas administraciones, universidades e instituciones especializadas optan por integrar sus bibliotecas en un catálogo colectivo para compartir recursos y trabajar de manera unificada y eficiente. El caso de estudio de la Red de Bibliotecas Públicas de la Comunidad de Madrid es especialmente interesante debido al éxito en la integración de sus bibliotecas en un catálogo único, lo que ha mejorado significativamente la accesibilidad a las colecciones y servicios a la ciudadanía y optimizado la gestión de sus recursos bibliotecarios. [Full Announcement].
Sage acquires the titles of business and management textbook publisher, Chicago Business Press. Sage has acquired the catalog of Chicago Business Press, an independent textbook publisher focusing on mid- to upper-level business, management, marketing, and sales courses. With this purchase, Sage adds more than 20 textbook titles to its business offerings. [Full Announcement].
East Greenbush Community Library (NY) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that the East Greenbush Community Library, headquartered in East Greenbush, New York, has begun implementing our patron engagement platform to help convey and fulfill its mission of being a community center for lifelong learning. [Full Announcement].
EveryLibrary Institute releases report on Per-Capita Funding for Libraries and Public Services. The EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit public policy organization for libraries, has released a new report entitled "Funding Our Priorities: Comparisons of Public Library Funding and Services with Other Sectors in Post-COVID America." The report examines the current state of library funding in the US, analyzes trends and patterns in library funding, and provides recommendations for policymakers, library leaders, and advocates to ensure sustainable funding for libraries. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Capital Area District Libraries. ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Capital Area District Libraries in Michigan. CADL utilized the customization features of Aspen to create a catalog that seamlessly integrated with their website [Full Announcement].
May 2, 2023
New Clarivate Report Identifies Trends in Gene Therapy Poised to Impact Patients, Payers, Regulators and Developers. Clarivate announced the release of its new report, Making gene therapy work for patients, payers, regulators and developers: Five key trends in gene therapy approvals and access. The report explores the challenges and triumphs of gene therapy, with an eye on how developers are addressing risk and the need for multiple modalities and how payers are exploring alternative pay methods. [Full Announcement].
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District receives top honors from two industry groups for groundbreaking cell phone lending program. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has been recognized by two national library trade industry groups for its innovative Cell Phone Lending Program, which bridged social technology gaps by aiding more than 400 low-income residents and those unhoused with wireless communication and internet services. The Library District has been selected to receive the 2023 Library of the Future Award from American Library Association/Information Today, Inc. This annual award recognizes innovative planning, application, or development of library customer support around information technology in libraries. The award is given annually to an individual library or library consortium, group, or support organization, and this is the second consecutive year that the Library District has won the award – a first in the award's history. [Full Announcement].
SirsiDynix Receives Two National Workplace Awards. SirsiDynix, a leading provider of library technology solutions, announced that it is the recipient of national workplace awards in two categories: innovation and work life flexibility. The awards, announced annually, are based on an anonymous all-staff survey designed to measure employee satisfaction on a range of topics, including culture, leadership, benefits, and opportunities for employee engagement. As in previous years, SirsiDynix employees were eager to respond, with 85% of employees opting to participate. [Full Announcement].
May 1, 2023
The New York Public Library launches new catalog with Vega Discover, the premier discovery tool created by Innovative. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that The New York Public Library has launched its new catalog for patrons using Vega Discover, a full-featured discovery tool. The new catalog provides millions of library card users with improved access to the Library's extensive circulating collection. NYPL joins 60 libraries who have launched Vega Discover to the public. [Full Announcement].
April 30, 2023
Liverpool University empowers students with a wider world of resources. Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is delighted to announce that the University of Liverpool has integrated Rapido, its new intuitive borrowing solution designed for modern library experiences. [Full Announcement].
April 28, 2023
The University of Southern Indiana goes live on TIND Institutional Repository. The University of Southern Indiana is now live on the TIND Institutional Repository and has fully integrated TIND IR with its existing TIND ILS install. Running both products in a single platform, USI has improved the discoverability of IR content for library users via catalog and discovery layer searches and established meaningful links between related IR and ILS records. [Full Announcement].
Vega Discover introduces newly designed, user-friendly homepage available for early access institutions. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the introduction of a user-friendly Vega Discover homepage designer and design templates for early access institutions. Nineteen libraries have joined the early access program to begin designing their catalog homepages and many of the participants will have their designs shared at the 2023 Innovative Users Group annual conference. As libraries continue to focus on increasing patron engagement and raising awareness of the library's content and upcoming events, the homepage provides another point of engagement in the patron's library experience. [Full Announcement].
Genesee District Library (MI) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Genesee District Library in Flint, Michigan, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its vision to be a community destination for traditional and modern resources. [Full Announcement].
Jim Neal receives 2023 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award. James Neal is this year's recipient of the American Library Association International Relations Committee's John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award. OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution to international librarianship. [Full Announcement].
SOLUS appoints Shelbi Schollenberger as Product Manager for the SOLUS Library App and LUCi Discovery platform. Shelbi Schollenberger has joined SOLUS as Product Manager for the SOLUS Library App and LUCi discovery platform. This key appointment allows SOLUS to take the next step in delivering on their exciting roadmap for their library discovery platforms. As Product Manager of BLUEcloud Mobile with SirsiDynix until January 2022, Shelbi joins SOLUS following a year outside the Library space as Project Manager with Logixboard. [Full Announcement].
April 27, 2023
Clarivate Report on US research emphasizes need for continued international collaboration and domestic regional investment. Clarivate released an in-depth report from the Institute for Scientific Information which examines the impact of globalization on United States research. The report emphasizes the importance of continued investment and collaboration to maintain the country's position as a leading science and technology power. [Full Announcement].
Introducing... LibraryCall Audiobooks. LibraryCall announced that select LibraryCall stories are now available for purchase at all major audiobook retailers. LibraryCall audiobooks represent a carefully curated cross section of our broader catalog - a mix of classic stories like The Three Little Pigs and La Llorona, biographies of diverse Americans like Mae Jemison, and original stories like Ana's Gift: A Día del Niño Story. [Full Announcement].
EBSCO Information Services announces partnership with the Society of Pediatric Nurses. EBSCO Information Services has partnered with the Society of Pediatric Nurses, a pediatric nursing society representing more than 3,600 pediatric nurses and 28 specializations, to enhance educational offerings for pediatric nurses. Pediatric content from Dynamic Health, an evidence-based tool designed to help nurses and health professionals master crucial skills and obtain fast answers to questions at the point of care, will now be incorporated in SPN's Pediatric Nursing Certification Review course. [Full Announcement].
VeriSIM Life partners with Clarivate to help researchers accelerate and de-risk drug development. VeriSIM Life, the leading AI-enabled, unique R&D decisions de-risker for breakthrough drug development, announced a partnership with Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust. This collaboration combines VeriSIM Life's unique approach to helping researchers make early and accurate predictions about compound safety and efficacy with Cortellis Drug Discovery Intelligence by Clarivate, a leading source of pharma and drug research and development intelligence. Together these solutions will provide pharmaceutical and biotech companies with R&D insights to de-risk and accelerate drug discovery and avoid late-stage failures during clinical trials. [Full Announcement].
ARLIS/NA 2023 Awards. The Art Libraries Society of North America announced the winners of our annual awards. Announced last week at the annual conference in Mexico City, these awards recognize the exceptional work of art information professionals within and without the society. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions Contributions to Koha - April 2023. 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. [Full Announcement].
April 26, 2023
Clarivate appoints Henry Levy as President, Life Sciences and Healthcare. Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust, announced that it has appointed Henry Levy as President, Life Sciences & Healthcare, effective May 1, 2023. Henry joins from Veeva Systems, a global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry, where he most recently served as President, Global R&D and Quality, with responsibility for driving sales across the segment. [Full Announcement].
Innovative travels to Auckland, New Zealand for the Public Libraries National Forum. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to participate as an exhibitor at the Public Libraries National Forum being held this year in Auckland, New Zealand on 3-4 May. [Full Announcement].
University of Northern British Columbia selects OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. The University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George, has selected OCLC's WorldShare Management Services as its new library services platform. The move will improve e-resource management, increase opportunities for collaboration with partner libraries, add flexibility to its system configuration, and allow locally preferred subject headings in the WMS discovery layer that will help UNBC advance diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. [Full Announcement].
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Human API. LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, announced it has acquired Human API, a leading provider of a proprietary consumer-driven data platform. LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Human API will deliver a next-generation consumer consent management solution that enables more seamless delivery of data. This approach empowers consumers with better access to their healthcare data and insurance resources that can improve care coordination and automate life insurance underwriting. [Full Announcement].
CCC Integrates its Get It Now Article Delivery Service within Ex Libris Rapido integrated borrowing solution. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces an expansion to its longstanding integration with Ex Libris, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. CCC's award-winning article delivery service, Get It Now, is now available via a free add-on within Ex Libris' Rapido integrated borrowing solution where articles can be purchased by library staff and delivered directly to patrons.Get It Now provides faculty, students, researchers, and staff with full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With Get It Now, librarians can purchase high-quality article PDFs from over 19,000 leading journals for immediate delivery. Get It Now is used by hundreds of academic libraries around the world to help expand their virtual collections. [Full Announcement].
Johnson County Public Library (IN) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Johnson County Public Library, out of Franklin, Indiana, has elected to implement our patron engagement platform to support its mission of strengthening the community by connecting people, resources and experiences. [Full Announcement].
April 25, 2023
Lucidea, Developer of ArchivEra CMS, to Sponsor MARAC Spring 2023 Conference. Lucidea, leader in innovative collections management software solutions for archives and provider of ArchivEra, will sponsor the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference on April 26 through 28. [Full Announcement].
April 24, 2023
Woollahra Libraries re-sign for 5 years with Knosys' library management solution Libero. Knosys, a global software as a service technology company, announced the re-signing of Woollahra Libraries, a customer since 2004. The contract runs for five years and is for the continued use of Knosys' Libero Library Management Solution. After an extensive Tender process, Libero was chosen due to its development roadmap, which includes many new features coupled with flexibility and ease of use to support Woollahra Libraries now and into the future. [Full Announcement].
VuFind 9.0 Released. Version 9.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This adds several new features and integrations along with fixes to minor bugs and improvements to translations, compatibility and accessibility. [Full Announcement].
April 21, 2023
NWU adopts OCLC's WorldShare Management Service supplied and supported by Sabinet for a seamless, centralised library management system. North-West University Library and Information Service has taken a significant step into the future by going live on 06 December 2022, with OCLC's cloud-based library management platform, WorldShare Management Service, which is distributed and supported by Sabinet in South Africa. The adoption of the modern, fourth-generation library management system represents a breakthrough for the NWU community, as it replaces its outdated legacy system. [Full Announcement].
Anderson Public Library (KY) chooses Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Anderson Public Library in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, has selected our patron engagement platform to help fulfill its mission of providing resources and activities that inspire curiosity, fuel imagination, and build community. [Full Announcement].
Equinox Announces Accessible VuFind Theme. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced a newly designed and accessible theme now available for VuFind. The Equinox theme for VuFind offers an attractive, responsive, user-friendly interface designed to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance. [Full Announcement].
Upcoming InCites and Alma integration enhances collection development reporting. Combining bibliometric data with collection data to better inform collection development can be challenging. The new integration between Alma and InCites Benchmarking and Analytics enables mutual customers of both services to conduct multi-faceted collection development and utilization analyses with little effort or manual start-up [Full Announcement].
SOLUS welcomes MCLS to The Library App with their updated connector for the Symphony ILS. SOLUS announced that Manitowoc Calument Library System has just gone live with the SOLUS Library App. [Full Announcement].
Sage and Bodyswaps create virtual reality experiences to support business education. Sage, a global academic publisher, and Bodyswaps, an award-winning virtual reality platform, have announced an expanded partnership to develop immersive experiences for soft skills training in business education. A newly planned series of modules will focus on a variety of business-related soft skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. Launching in the fall of 2023, it builds on the success of the organizations' 2019 collaboration, the Mental Health Practitioner VR experience, a product that supports higher education training in health and social welfare programs. [Full Announcement].
April 20, 2023
The Aspen Discovery 23.04 release introduces community sharing for languages and themes as well as lots of updates to our events functionality including Communico integration. With the introduction of our Community Content Server, libraries have the option to share any theme with the Aspen Community. Libraries will also be able to offer patrons more than one theme, providing options to help with specific accessibility needs as well as patron preferences. The Community Content Server has several new built-in themes including a dark mode as well as both light and dark contrast modes that libraries can download and enable. Themes imported from the Community Content Server can of course also be modified locally to meet branding needs and preferences. This release also introduces new event functionality including the ability to save events to the patron account as well as patron lists with support for Browse Categories. The same list or Browse Category can highlight content from both events as well as the catalog, further enhancing the library's ability to promote content on a specific topic. [Full Announcement].
Cengage Group announces $500 million investment From Apollo Funds. Cengage Group, a global edtech company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. whereby Apollo Funds will purchase $500 million of a new series of convertible preferred stock of Cengage Group, subject to certain adjustments. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. [Full Announcement].
April 19, 2023
Pueblo City-County Library District (CO) returns to Unique after material recovery hiatus. Pueblo City-County Library District of Colorado has restarted Gentle Nudge Material Recovery Service from Unique. Serving a base of 170,000 residents in south-central Colorado, the library district had been a Material Recovery client of Unique's from 1998 up until 2018. [Full Announcement].
Clarivate names Bar Veinstein as President, Academia and Government. Clarivate announced that Bar Veinstein will join the company as President, Academia & Government, effective April 24, 2023. He previously spent 11 years with the Ex Libris Group, now part of Clarivate, and under his leadership as President, oversaw its expansion to serve over 7,500 institutions in 90 countries. Bar joins from Taranis, an AI-powered crop intelligence provider, where he was Chief Executive Officer focusing on driving business growth, improving customer satisfaction and accelerating the company's artificial intelligence strategy. [Full Announcement].
Vega Discover expands support of language translations. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the Vega Discover expansion to support over a dozen professionally translated dialects spanning over six languages. Adding local languages and dialects encourages positive interactions with the library and its discovery system, by increasing accessibility and usability for a wider audience. [Full Announcement].
Equinox welcomes Homer Public Library to Sequoia Hosting with Evergreen ILS. Equinox Open Library Initiative welcomed Homer Public Library to Sequoia, Equinox's cloud-based platform for library automation services, with the hosting of their instance of Evergreen ILS. Homer Public Library has used Evergreen since 2013 but it was hosted locally until last month. The library serves the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The collection encompasses over 45,000 items and serves their community of about 12,000 users. [Full Announcement].
Spanish Public Administration special libraries partner with OCLC to develop BIBLESPAGE union catalog. OCLC and Spanish Public Administration special libraries are partnering to develop BIBLESPAGE (Bibliotecas Especializadas de la Administración General del Estado), a union catalog of the libraries' resources built on the WorldCat Discovery platform. Fourteen libraries are currently participating in the catalog and more are expected to join soon. [Full Announcement].
LexisNexis Risk Solutions appoints Adam Mariano as President and General Manager of Healthcare. LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data and analytics, announced Adam Mariano as the new president and general manager of its healthcare division. In his new role, Mariano will lead the overall strategic direction and operational execution of the healthcare business and drive its mission to empower healthcare organizations with critical insights to transform operations and create healthier communities. [Full Announcement].
Whanganui District Library (NZ) implements Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Whanganui District Library in Whanganui, New Zealand, has begun utilizing our patron engagement platform to support its strategic plan for promoting the library and its services to the community and to grow library membership. [Full Announcement].
Leading organizations and experts curate resources about sustainability for Earth Day. WorldCat.org, the website that connects online searchers to the world's libraries, has collaborated with environmental organizations and experts to showcase valuable sustainability and conservation materials from more than 10,000 library collections for Earth Day. These partners include preeminent voices in conservation, such as EARTHDAY.ORG, the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Walden Woods Project, the Culinary Institute of America, and Kathryn Kellogg, founder of Going Zero Waste, among others. WorldCat.org formed these alliances to raise awareness among institution leaders, educators, students, parents, and the public at large about protecting, and living in harmony with, our shared and finite natural systems. [Full Announcement].
April 18, 2023
400,000+ digital books from 3,000 publishers now available in Flexible Library Access Model. OverDrive announced today at the London Book Fair that more than 400,000 digital ebook and audiobook titles are now available in the “OverDrive Max” access model. Available in OverDrive Marketplace, the world's largest catalog for school and library digital book sales, OverDrive Max was specifically designed to provide greater flexibility and value for library budgets to meet the increased demand for digital books. It is quickly becoming the fastest growing sales model for authors and publishers seeking to maximize their revenue from institutional buyers. OverDrive Max enables libraries to purchase bundles of up to 100 loans for specific titles for lending with flexibility for concurrent use based on patron demand with no expiration date, often at the lowest cost. [Full Announcement].
Soutron Global announces enhanced support for SharePoint. Soutron Global announced enhanced support for SharePoint, enabling companies to meet their users at their point of information access need and consumption while meeting information governance requirements. The advanced metadata management available includes the ability to enforce consistent metadata values, manage controlled vocabularies, and facilitate advanced search and retrieval. [Full Announcement].
Instituto Cervantes lanza una herramienta en línea que muestra evolución de la traducción de obras en español. El Instituto Cervantes ha presentado el Mapa Mundial de la Traducción, una herramienta en línea que permite explorar la evolución de la traducción de obras en español a 10 idiomas en los últimos 70 años. El Mapa Mundial de la Traducción es una herramienta innovadora que ofrece una visión amplia del panorama de la traducción de la literatura en español en el mundo y su impacto en la sociedad. Baratz y las soluciones basadas en Absys son desde hace muchos años una parte importante de los proyectos de catálogos del Instituto Cervantes. En el caso de este proyecto en particular, Baratz ha colaborado como empresa diseñadora del modelo de catálogo en línea y ha sido responsable de la carga masiva de registros bibliográficos de diferentes orígenes, idiomas y países. Esto permite la consulta individualizada de cada registro y complementa los análisis estadísticos y de tendencias. Cabe destacar que el objetivo del proyecto es ofrecer una herramienta útil para la investigación y enseñanza académica en el ámbito de la traducción y las humanidades digitales. Esta doble perspectiva de análisis y, al mismo tiempo, disponibilidad de datos en bruto facilita la reutilización de datos. [Full Announcement].
New Haven Free Public Library launches Vega Discover. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the New Haven Free Public Library in Connecticut has launched Vega Discover as their online catalog. [Full Announcement].
Libraries offer exclusive access to Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga film. Movie lovers worldwide can now step up to the table through Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga, an original documentary about the passionate world of tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. Kanopy, the leading streaming provider of award-winning film and television for libraries, produced this film in partnership with TIME's Emmy Award-winning film and television division TIME Studios. Co-released by Kanopy and TIME Studios, Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga launches today, April 18, 2023, exclusively on Kanopy and TIME.com. [Full Announcement].
April 17, 2023
Big Ten Academic Alliance and JSTOR Announce Multi-year Agreement for Path to Open Pilot. The research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have entered into a multi-year pilot agreement with JSTOR to support Path to Open, a new cost-effective, sustainable publishing model for supporting frontlist university press monographs and making them open access after three years. More than 30 university presses and hundreds of authors are part of Path to Open. The initial 100 books will be released on JSTOR in the fall of 2023, with an additional 300 titles being published annually during the term of the pilot, 2024-2026. Path to Open participating libraries will have access to the titles during the first three years, and thereafter all titles will be converted to open access, benefiting readers worldwide. Path to Open books will be available DRM free with unlimited user access and integrated with other scholarly content on the JSTOR platform, including thousands of books, journals, and primary source collections. [Full Announcement].
Equinox sponsors the 2023 Evergreen International Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is a proud sponsor of the 2023 Evergreen International Conference at the Champion level. The conference will be held in person this year in Worcester, Massachusetts from April 26 – April 29, 2023. The conference also includes a virtual option for those unable to attend on-site. [Full Announcement].
EnvisionWare announces leadership team promotions. EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced the promotion of two employees to senior leadership positions. John C. Dexter has been promoted to the role of General Manager and Candice G. Oliver promoted to the role of Director of Sales and Marketing . [Full Announcement].
Chicago Public Library is awarded a $2 Million grant from the Mellon Foundation to Make Black History More Accessible to the Public. On behalf of Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Public Library Foundation has received a historic $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to power the Renaissance Project, which supports access to Black history-related archives across library branches in the City of Chicago. This transformational funding will allow the library to digitize and process critical documents related to Black history from the 1800s to the present, bring high-quality research materials and holistic programming to every branch across the city, and support the learning of Black history for a new generation of K-12 Illinois students of all races and backgrounds. This generous grant will also empower first-generation scholars to foster new research in Black Studies. [Full Announcement].
April 15, 2023
University of Huddersfield takes its ILL turnaround time from 2-5 days to 9 hours. Ex Libris welcomed the University of Huddersfield Library to its global resource-sharing community. Always on the lookout for ways to improve their services, Huddersfield University has recently integrated RapidILL into its suite of solutions to automate its interlibrary-loan request processing. In 6 months only, the University has seen its average turnaround time drop from 2-5 days to 9 hours. [Full Announcement].
Virtual Customer Panel presented by Library Journal. Academic library patrons have higher expectations in their online quest for knowledge and resources. They desire their online experience and interactions with the library ecosystem to be similar to what they are able to receive in their normal day-to-day lives: easy discoverability, simple content delivery, more personalization, access on any device at any time, faster support, and more avenues to knowledge at their point of need. [Full Announcement].
April 14, 2023
CCC Signs Bilateral Agreement with the Malaysia Reprographic Rights Centre. CCC, a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announced it has signed a bilateral agreement with the Malaysia Reprographic Rights Centre (MARC) to support its operations and the development of copyright-compliant content consumption in Malaysia benefitting both rightsholders and content users. The agreement enables MARC to include CCC's comprehensive rights catalogue in the licenses it offers to educational and academic institutions in Malaysia. [Full Announcement].
Tillamook County Library (OR) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Tillamook County Library in Tillamook, Oregon has selected to utilize our patron engagement platform to support its mission to empower residents and build a better community through learning, knowledge, and inspiration. [Full Announcement].
ProConsort contracts with ATLAS Systems to provide licensed services to libraries nationwide. ProConsort announced that ATLAS Systems licensed services are now available to purchase nationwide, using the new ProConsort Portal. ATLAS Systems licensed services that are currently available include Aeon, ArchivesSpace, and Ares. [Full Announcement].
April 13, 2023
Libraries gain exclusive access to Tabletop Gaming World Film and Contest. Kanopy, the leading streaming provider of award-winning film and television for libraries, in partnership with TIME's Emmy Award-winning film and television division TIME Studios, has produced an original documentary exclusively for libraries and TIME.com. Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga welcomes library patrons, students and staff to the diverse and passionate world of tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. Co-released by Kanopy and TIME Studios, Adventure Never Ends: A Tabletop Saga launches exclusively on Kanopy and TIME.com on April 18, 2023, and is free of charge for public and academic libraries with an active Kanopy account. [Full Announcement].
Follett makes donation to students displaced by California flooding. Follett has joined forces with Capstone to donate much-needed school supplies to the children in Pajaro, California who were displaced after their small community was flooded last month. The venerable education companies donated and shipped 1,000 books and activities to the students relocated in the wake of the Pajaro River levee break. Pajaro Middle School will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to flood damage. [Full Announcement].
BioWorld by Clarivate explores the new era of radiopharmaceuticals and its emergence as a novel cancer therapy. BioWorld published by Clarivate, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform their world, has released a new special series, Radiopharmaceuticals: The next big disrupter. In the eight-part series, BioWorld takes a deep dive into this new treatment modality to explore what the new uses or alternatives are and what the future of radiopharmaceutical therapy might look like. [Full Announcement].
April 12, 2023
Award-winning actor, producer, author Eriq La Salle to deliver keynote at Digipalooza '23. OverDrive, the leading digital book and media supplier to libraries, announced that Eriq La Salle will present the day 2 keynote at Digipalooza '23. The international library conference, scheduled August 9-11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio, brings together hundreds of public librarians and industry experts from around the world to discuss the state of digital library lending. Actor, director, producer and author Eriq La Salle is best known for his award-winning portrayal of the commanding Dr. Peter Benton on the critically acclaimed and history-making medical drama, ER. During his keynote, he will share his stories as a successful actor, director and writer. To find the most updated program descriptions, visit digipalooza.com/program. [Full Announcement].
Fight for the First: EveryLibrary launches action platform to defend First Amendment Rights against book banning and Censorship. The First Amendment is under attack. A startling increase in book banning and attacks on public libraries is taking place across the country, attacks frequently backed by powerful organizations with extremist political aims. One chilling example is the 20% loss of voter support for libraries in the last 10 years (according to the latest Awareness to Funding report). Even more alarming, these unprecedented attacks frequently target members of marginalized and historically disenfranchised communities, such as people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ population. EveryLibrary launched a beta version of Fight for the First eight weeks ago. In that short time, more than 20,000 Americans have signed dozens of local and statewide petitions against book bans and censorship in the United States. This platform has helped local organizers win in places like Glen Ridge, New Jersey. It helped activists build a campaign against legislation in Utah. It's helping local community members fight against book bans in Rapides Parish in Louisiana. It is now ready for public release. [Full Announcement].
Terrebonne Parish Library System (LA) selects Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Terrebonne Parish Library System in Houma, Louisiana, has selected our patron engagement platform to support its mission to provide all segments of Terrebonne Parish's diverse population a comprehensive collection of library resources and services necessary to satisfy the evolving informational needs and recreational pursuits of the community, thus enhancing the quality of life in Terrebonne Parish. [Full Announcement].
Equinox presents at the 2023 Missouri Evergreen Users Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, announced that Equinox will be presenting at the 2023 Missouri Evergreen Users Conference. Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager; Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager; and Jennifer Weston, Product and Education Specialist at Equinox will present at two separate sessions over the course of the two day conference which runs from April 13-14, 2023 in Columbia, Missouri. [Full Announcement].
Libraries are Essential: says TLC at Texas Library Association Booth #1601. The Library Corporation invites attendees of the Texas Library Association annual user conference who believe Libraries are Essential to visit TLC at Booth #1601. TLC will be exhibiting April 19-21, 2023, at the conference in Austin, Texas, and encourages attendees to see how TLC supports library initiatives. [Full Announcement].
Hohl wins 2024-2025 ALA presidency. Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational support at Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library has been elected 2023-2024 president-elect of the American Library Association. Hohl received 4,965 votes, while her opponent, Eric Suess, director of Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, Idaho, received 2,409 votes. [Full Announcement].
April 11, 2023
Cambridge open access fees waived for over 100 countries. The Cambridge Open Equity Initiative allows scholars to reach the widest possible audience by making open access a free option for them. From 1 July 2023, authors from 5,000 institutions in 107 countries will not need to apply for funding to publish under the Cambridge Open Equity Initiative, which covers 400 Cambridge journals. Critically, this fund will be a publisher-library collaboration, recognising the role multiple stakeholders are playing in the open access transformation. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2023. 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 Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference 2023 from May 24-25 in Providence, Rhode Island. Come see us at our booth 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].
Portico and KB extend their collaboration to support preservation of the scholarly record. Portico and the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, announced that they have extended their longstanding collaboration to host an online replica of the Portico archive at the KB. [Full Announcement].
Performing Arts Readiness Extension. Lyrasis, a mission-driven, community-led nonprofit serving libraries, museums and cultural heritage organizations, announced that they have been awarded a $1.5M grant from the Mellon Foundation to continue and expand the Performing Arts Readiness project. PAR, initially funded in 2017 through a $2.5 million grant from Mellon, was created to strengthen emergency preparedness within performing arts organizations across the United States. [Full Announcement].
Agent Information Software (AIFS) publishes 2022 audited financials. Agent Information Software, the parent company of Auto-Graphics, has released audited 2022 year-end financials as part of their Annual Report. AIFS reported a net income of $371k for 2022 and total revenue of $5,259k (an increase of $71k from 2021). Recurring revenue remains solid for 2022 at $5,157k with $101k in non-recurring sales. Basic and diluted earnings per share finished 2022 at $0.08 and $0.07, respectively. A cash dividend of $0.035 per share was approved by the AIFS Board of Directors at its annual shareholders meeting on May 25, 2022. The dividend was distributed on June 30, 2022, to all stockholders on record as of June 15, 2022. [Full Announcement].
Oklahoma State University to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO. Oklahoma State University Library begins the transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. The switch from its existing ILS to FOLIO will allow OSU to choose its preferred library automation solutions to maximize the workflow experience and build its own customizations. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions Contributions to Koha - March 2023. 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. [Full Announcement].
April 10, 2023
Innovative travels to Texas Library Association Conference. Innovative, part of Clarivate, is pleased to participate as an exhibitor at the Texas Library Association Conference being held this year in Austin, Texas from April 19-21, 2023. Libraries interested in learning about the latest enhancements for the Polaris integrated library system and the Vega Library Experience platform can visit Booth #1808 to meet with an Innovative team member. [Full Announcement].
Why I Like ELUNA. At the core of any ELUNA conference are the sessions, which have grown in breadth and depth as ELUNA has grown over the years. These sessions are not just vendor or feature demos but rather Ex Libris product users tackling, solving, and sharing real-world solutions for real-world problems. The sharing of ideas and solutions is what makes ELUNA valuable, and I have always returned from the conference with several new ideas to implement that have already been stress-tested and refined at another Ex Libris site. [Full Announcement].
Now available free to libraries without waitlists: Make Something Wonderful from the Steve Jobs Archive. Steve Jobs Archives, Make Something WonderfulOverDrive, in collaboration with the Steve Jobs Archive, is excited to bring you Make Something Wonderful at no-cost to your library. Make Something Wonderful is available in our popular Simultaneous Use lending model which means your users will be able to read the ebook without waitlist or holds. [Full Announcement].
April 8, 2023
Innovative travels to Tennessee Library Association Conference. Innovative, part of Clarivate, will participate as an exhibitor at the Tennessee Library Association Conference being held this year in Memphis, Tennessee from April 11-13, 2023. Libraries interested in learning about the latest enhancements for the Polaris integrated library system and the Vega Library Experience platform can visit Booth #122 to meet with an Innovative team member. Visitors can also learn more about Vega Discover's new end-to-end integrations with Axis360, CloudLibrary, OverDrive, and Hoopla, which include the automatic ingestion of bibliographic records from electronic content vendors into Vega Discover catalogs. [Full Announcement].
Woodstock Public Library (Ontario, CA) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Woodstock Public Library in Woodstock, Ontario, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its mission to be a welcoming place to create, connect and explore. [Full Announcement].
Miami-Dade Public Library System launches Vega Discover for patron exploration. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that the Miami-Dade Public Library System has launched Vega Discover for patron catalog searches and exploration. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the Florida Library Association 2023 Annual Conference. 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 Florida Library Association 2023 Annual Conference from May 17-19 in Daytona Beach, Florida. [Full Announcement].
ByWater Solutions at the Utah Library Association 2023 Annual. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Utah Library Association 2023 Annual Conference from May 17-19 in Layton, Utah. Come see us at our booth 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].
Announcing historic support for Annual Conference in Mexico. Excitement and anticipation are building with only a few weeks until the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) convenes in Mexico City for its 51st annual conference. Meeting for the first time outside Canada and the United States, the conference will make ARLIS/NA history. The organization hopes it is the first of manygatherings in Mexico as it fully embraces its North American identity. [Full Announcement].
April 6, 2023
Ardmore Public Library (OK) saves time with its new ILS from TLC. Ardmore Public Library is now using the Library.Solution integrated library system from The Library Corporation. TLC welcomed Ardmore to its family of libraries last fall, completing the migration services for the single-site library from its previous Polaris system. The library was able to use its Choice Partners membership to select TLC's entirely web-based platform. [Full Announcement].
Establish the library as a partner for student success- in English and Spanish. Leganto, the Ex Libris-course resource list management solution, supports the library becoming a stronger partner in the teaching and learning space. If you've been wondering how to bridge the gap between systems for your students and faculty, we have a new Leganto video for you, in Spanish and English, to share with your colleagues. [Full Announcement].
Establish the library as a partner for student success- in English and Spanish. Leganto, the Ex Libris-course resource list management solution, supports the library becoming a stronger partner in the teaching and learning space. If you've been wondering how to bridge the gap between systems for your students and faculty, we have a new Leganto video for you, in Spanish and English, to share with your colleagues. [Full Announcement].
April 5, 2023
EBSCO Information Services introduces EBSCOhost Passport browser extension. EBSCO Information Service is making research more streamlined for library users and researchers with the launch of the EBSCOhost Passport browser extension. EBSCOhost Passport provides a more efficient solution for those who begin their search for information on a traditional search engine, allowing them to find, use and cite reliable resources while utilizing their library's resources. [Full Announcement].
Lehi City Library (UT) launches Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Lehi City Library, in Lehi, UT has selected its patron engagement platform to support its mission of encouraging lifelong learning. Lehi City Library offers a welcoming atmosphere to encourage learning and offers various storytime and craft programs for youth along with adult and family programming. Among the services provided are computer access, free WiFi, books, and e-resources. Lehi City Library circulates more than 500,000 items per year and serves a population of over 70,000 residents. [Full Announcement].
Equinox at the Connecticut Library Association 2023 Conference. Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, will be exhibiting at the Connecticut Library Association Conference being held this year in Groton, Connecticut starting April 30, 2023 and running through May 2, 2023. Equinox will be available throughout the conference at Booth #5 to say hello and share information about Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, VuFind, and more. [Full Announcement].
Polaris 7.4 delivers new serials functions in Leap, multi-factor authentication, and more. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced that Polaris 7.4 has been released. The Leap web staff client sees many improvements in this release, including support for multi-factor staff authentication. Staff can now also make bulk changes to patron record sets in Leap, and reports on bulk changes will be available via the new Background Processing work form. [Full Announcement].