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Current news from the library technology industry. Includes press releases and other announcments from companies involved in the library technology industry. Compiled by Marshall Breeding, new entries added within 1 day of receipt. http://librarytechnology.org.
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Softlink Information Centres releases Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:40
(April 2, 2020). Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce the release of Liberty v5 Build 8.035 and Liberty Link 1.5.
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Springer Nature makes key textbooks freely accessible for educators, students and academics affected by coronavirus lockdown

Thu, 2020-04-02 09:38
(April 2, 2020). With the Coronavirus outbreak having an unprecedented impact on education, Springer Nature is launching a global program to support learning and teaching at higher education institutions worldwide. This will see institutions able to access for free more than 500 key textbooks across Springer Nature's eBook subject collections. These books will be available via SpringerLink until at least the end of July.
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Wasatch County Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support

Wed, 2020-04-01 15:35
(April 1, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that Wasatch County Library of Heber City, Utah is now live on Koha! They are joining the Uintah Basin Library System which is made up of libraries from Vernal, Roosevelt and Duchesne Utah. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 95,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Wasatch's Koha system will be working in concert with Aspen Discovery to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
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The Koha Community and ByWater add tools to help with COVID 19 disruptions

Wed, 2020-04-01 09:34
(April 1, 2020). The Koha Community, one of the world's largest and most active Open Source communities, has come together to fast track a feature to allow libraries to bulk update due dates within the system. Previous to this, libraries and vendors would need to complete this action within the database which was more difficult and required vendor intervention if not self-hosted/supported.
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OCLC's COVID-19 page brings together resources to help libraries serve their communities during the pandemic

Tue, 2020-03-31 21:33
(March 31, 2020). OCLC's COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic. The COVID-19 resource page offers options to provide remote access to library collections, optimize OCLC products and services, and connect and collaborate with other libraries.
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COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal now available from EBSCO Information Services

Tue, 2020-03-31 15:33
(March 31, 2020). A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus Research Database gives ProQuest users no-cost access to essential coverage of COVID-19 and more

Tue, 2020-03-31 15:33
(March 31, 2020). In response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ProQuest is launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. The Coronavirus Research Database saves time and improves outcomes for researchers by aggregating authoritative content from ProQuest with content made available at no cost by members of the International Association of STM Publishers – including Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis and The BMJ. Journals, preprints, conference proceedings and dissertations provide comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 and other past coronavirus outbreaks, such as MERS and SARS, for context around the current global pandemic. Full-text content in the database is available either directly from ProQuest or via links to publisher sites.
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Jackson Memorial goes live on Koha with ByWater Support

Mon, 2020-03-30 21:32
(March 30, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that Jackson Memorial Library of Tenants Harbor, Maine is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 15,000 plus holdings from the LibLime and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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SirsiDynix Announces Free Self-Paced and Live Training Sessions for all SirsiDynix Libraries

Fri, 2020-03-27 09:14
(March 27, 2020). As many libraries are facing temporary closure, and staff is adapting to a new work/life balance, SirsiDynix announced today that their entire catalog of self-paced training and select live instructor-led training is now available to all customers, free of charge.
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Ex Libris provides free access to coronavirus–related research funding and news

Thu, 2020-03-26 21:13
(March 26, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is offering free access to all Research Professional news coverage related to COVID-19 and relevant funding opportunities related to the pandemic through its Research Professional and Pivot funding databases.
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Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public

Tue, 2020-03-24 21:08
(March 24, 2020). To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation's displaced learners. This suspension will run through June 30, 2020, or the end of the US national emergency, whichever is later.
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Schreiner University goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Tue, 2020-03-24 15:08
(March 24, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that Schreiner University of Kerrville, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 108,000 plus holdings from the Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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La Porte County Public Library selects Library.Solution

Tue, 2020-03-24 09:07
(March 24, 2020). The Library Corporation is pleased to announce La Porte County Public Library has selected Library.Solution as their next-generation library management platform.
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New York High School captures 2020 Follett Challenge Grand Prize

Mon, 2020-03-23 21:07
(March 23, 2020). Mineola High School of Garden City Park, NY was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Follett Challenge. The Nassau County-based school, with an enrollment of 1,026 students, earns $30,000 in Follett products and services and a celebration at their school for its entry, “Empowered Students: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
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Equinox welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director

Mon, 2020-03-23 15:06
(March 23, 2020). Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.
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ByWater Solutions announces support of Aspen Discovery for Arlington Public Library

Sat, 2020-03-21 21:04
(March 21, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Discovery Open Source system for Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.
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With at-home learning increasing, Follett offers interactive ebook platform for free to schools

Sat, 2020-03-21 09:02
(March 21, 2020). As the number of school closures mount due to the spread of COVID-19, Follett today announced it is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program, free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30.
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LibraryThing Is Now Free to All

Thu, 2020-03-19 14:57
(March 18, 2020). LibraryThing is free to all! We're dropping all membership fees and limits. So LibraryThing.com, both on the web and using our cataloging app, are free to all, to add as many books as you want. And, no, we're not going to add ads.
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Hollis Social Library goes live with ByWater Koha support

Thu, 2020-03-19 02:56
(March 18, 2020). ByWater Solution announced that the Hollis Social Library, Hollis, New Hampshire is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from TLC Library. Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

Wed, 2020-03-18 14:55
(March 18, 2020). Follett is working with customers to ensure they can quickly and easily use the company's wide range of eLearning solutions and access to content as more students shift to learning from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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