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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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EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator Partner to Support Libraries looking to Adopt FOLIO

Tue, 2020-05-19 17:41
(May 6, 2020). EBSCO Information Services and Mygrator have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO and Mygrator will work together to provide reliable hosting and support services locally. Founded in 2020, Mygrator was formed to meet the FOLIO demand in the Benelux region, specifically Flanders, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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De La Salle University Adopts Ex Libris Higher-Ed Cloud Platform to Support Online Teaching and Streamline Workflows

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:41
(May 19, 2020). Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announcde that De La Salle University has chosen the Ex Libris Alma library services platform, Ex Libris Primo discovery and delivery solution, and Ex Libris Leganto course resource list solution to streamline workflows, enhance patrons' user experience, and support teaching and learning.
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FOLIO launches Fameflower Release

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:41
(May 19, 2020). FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform, has launched the Fameflower Release. The FOLIO Fameflower Release is the sixth in a series of named releases that define the features and functionality of the open source LSP and represents a significant list of workflow features for library staff.The release offers integration improvements for VuFind and EBSCO Discovery Service customers in addition to user experience (UX) improvements and accessibility features.
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Softlink Information Centres #gotknowledge2020 Survey open until July 16, 2020

Mon, 2020-05-18 17:38
(May 18, 2020). Softlink Information Centres, a leading supplier of library and research management systems is pleased to announce their #gotknowledge2020 survey is open. Running through to July 16th, the survey is designed to give librarians and knowledge workers a voice.
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The British Museum has recently selected Koha open source library management system for their replacement library system

Mon, 2020-05-18 11:38
(May 18, 2020). The British Museum has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace a previous SirsiDynix solution. PTFS Europe has been selected to provide implementation, on-going hosting and support services. Koha will efficiently manage the Museum's specialised library collection of more than 300,000 volumes.
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Lamar Community College joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support

Fri, 2020-05-15 17:33
(May 15, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Lamar Community College Library, Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 10,000 plus holdings from Follett ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Saline County Library (AR) selects Patron Point

Thu, 2020-05-14 17:31
(May 14, 2020). Patron Point announced today that the Saline County Library (AR) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive its patron engagement and web marketing efforts.
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Innovative Polaris ILS for public libraries now available in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand

Thu, 2020-05-14 11:31
(May 14, 2020). Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally.
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Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS a Winner in The EdTech Awards 2020

Wed, 2020-05-13 17:29
(May 13, 2020). Voyager Sopris Learning's LETRS has been selected as the winner of the “Professional Development Learning Solution” award in The EdTech Awards 2020 from EdTech Digest. LETRS, Voyager Sopris Learning's landmark professional learning series on the science of reading, was one of 20 finalists named from the category and was subsequently singled out as the overall winner.
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AbsysNet ofrece soluciones adaptadas para la gestión automática de los documentos en cuarentena de las bibliotecas

Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). La cuarentena de los documentos analógicos devueltos y prestados en las bibliotecas es necesaria mientras dure el periodo excepcional producido por la COVID-19. AbsysNet permite gestionar dicha cuarentena tanto de los documentos devueltos con la reapertura como de los préstamos que se realicen a partir de ahora de manera fácil y utilizando procedimientos sencillos para el personal bibliotecario. Una actualización de AbsysNet, actualmente en las fases finales de desarrollo y que estará disponible próximamente, facilitará aún más la realización y seguimiento del proceso de cuarentena.
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Innovative Announces New Partner Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri

Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software,announced a new partnership with Gemini Bilgi Teknolojileri based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Leeds College of Music chooses Koha open source library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe

Wed, 2020-05-13 11:28
(May 13, 2020). Leeds College of Music has chosen Koha as its new library management system to replace the previous OCLC OLIB solution. PTFS Europe is implementing the new system and will provide on-going hosting and support services. Koha is being integrated with the conservatoire's EDS discovery service, from EBSCO, and the Moodle learning management system.
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Soutron Global launches Covid-19 financial support package for information professionals

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:27
(May 12, 2020). Soutron Global announced further details of its support package for information professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the recent announcement of its free educational webinar series for librarians during the pandemic (see: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/25114) comes the announcement of enhanced financial support for information professionals already engaged with, or whom may wish to partner, with Soutron Global.
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ARL joins business, government, education leaders in call for emergency funding for libraries impacted by COVID-19

Mon, 2020-05-11 17:26
(May 11, 2020). A coalition of business, government, and education leaders are calling on the US Congress to provide emergency aid to libraries impacted by COVID-19 in a letter released today by the American Library Association.
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Follett MyDestiny Named Winner at 2020 EdTech Awards

Fri, 2020-05-08 17:21
(May 8, 2020). Follett MyDestiny, a powerful learning platform designed for today's classroom, has been selected as the winner of the “Lesson Planning Solution” category in The 2020 EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Cool Tool Awards” portion of this year's contest.
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BiblioCommons launches new features to support libraries in an online-only environment

Fri, 2020-05-08 17:21
(May 8, 2020). The BiblioCommons Team is proud to announce a number of new feature improvements across the BiblioCommons platform to support libraries in serving their communities in an all, or mostly, online environment.
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Sioux City Public Library migrates to Innovative Polaris ILS

Thu, 2020-05-07 17:18
(May 7, 2020). Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system.
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Los Angeles Film School Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Support

Thu, 2020-05-07 17:18
(May 7, 2020). ByWater Solutions announced that Los Angeles Film School Library, Los Angeles, California is now live on Koha. ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 13,000 plus holdings from LibraryWorld ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Zoom acquires Keybase and announces goal of developing the most broadly used enterprise end-to-end encryption offering

Thu, 2020-05-07 17:18
(May 7, 2020). Zoome has acquired Keybase, another milestone in its 90-day plan to further strengthen the security of our video communications platform. Since its launch in 2014, Keybase's team of exceptional engineers has built a secure messaging and file-sharing service leveraging their deep encryption and security expertise. We are excited to integrate Keybase's team into the Zoom family to help us build end-to-end encryption that can reach current Zoom scalability.
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Douglas County Libraries (CO) select Patron Point

Thu, 2020-05-07 11:16
(May 7, 2020). Patron Point announced that Douglas County Libraries (CO) has selected its patron relationship management system to help drive the library's patron engagement and web marketing efforts. Of particular interest to the library was Patron Point's ability to maintain a consistent brand across its marketing communications while being able to highlight the various activities and unique features of its seven locations.
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