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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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Follett, Baker and Taylor Team to Provide Free Access to PreK-12 Interactive Resources for Public Library Partners

Wed, 2020-04-15 22:23
(April 15, 2020). As more states extend school closures through the remainder of the school year, Follett and Baker & Taylor today announced they are collaborating to provide its public library partners with free access through June 30 to Lightbox and AV2 World Languages, interactive resources that allow students to independently study and learn. Follett, in partnership with Weigl Publishers, made a free offer in late March to schools worldwide of Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program. More than 21,000 schools have signed up for the offer in the first 25 days.
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EOS.Web now a FedRAMP Low Authorized ILS

Wed, 2020-04-15 22:23
(April 15, 2020). SirsiDynix announced the completed FedRAMP authorization for EOS.Web. EOS.Web customers can now use the FedRAMP Low Authorized Integrated Library System data center. FedRAMP provides a standardized, federally approved, and secure approach for all applications that host government data in the cloud. SirsiDynix has worked with an agency and partner to obtain FedRAMP authorization which provides a streamlined ILS acquisition and/or renewal process. After completing the extensive assessment and development required, EOS.Web now supports the FedRAMP requirements.
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PAHO, WHO and other Atmire clients fight COVID19 with Open Access research

Tue, 2020-04-14 16:20
(April 14, 2020). In less than a week, PAHO and Atmire established a COVID19 subject repository. An increasing number of Atmire clients are publicly exposing COVID19 research in their repositories.
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Alexandra Vance to become new AIP Publishing CEO

Tue, 2020-04-14 16:20
(April 14, 2020). AIP Publishing announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Vance as its new chief executive, effective August 1, 2020. AIP Publishing is a wholly owned but independently operated subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies.
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Free Public Data File of 112+ Million Crossref Records

Fri, 2020-04-10 16:08
(April 10, 2020). CrossRef has made a free data file of the public elements from Crossref's 112.5 million metadata records. It is important to note that Crossref metadata is always openly available. The difference here is that we've done the time-saving work of putting all of the records registered through March 2020 into one file for download. All records are included. In other words, the data file has every DOI ever registered with Crossref through March 31st, 2020. This means it's a large file, 65GB.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife join CLiC and choose ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen support

Thu, 2020-04-09 22:01
(April 9, 2020). ByWater Solution announced that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Colorado Parks and Wildlife Research Library to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.
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Announcing Galecia's new Virtual Services Platform for Libraries

Wed, 2020-04-08 15:59
(April 8, 2020). In response to the shutdown of in-person services, including libraries, due to COVID-19, we have been hard at work putting together a solution that will help libraries continue to fulfill their mission of providing information and services to the public by establishing their own online support platform. We have tested a range of communication and online management tools and put together a suite of products that is affordable, scalable, and integrated to allow libraries to function in a virtual environment with staff distributed in locations outside of the physical library.
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Cloud-based library platform keeps California Community College Libraries operational during COVID-19 crisis -- System is now live at 110 California Community Colleges

Wed, 2020-04-08 15:59
(April 6, 2020). The statewide Library Services Platform project successfully transitioned an unprecedented single-year cohort of 110 participating California community college libraries to the shared platform in January 2020. This rapid and timely adoption positioned college libraries to immediately adapt to remote work and learning practices following a statewide shelter-in-place order in March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Manuscript Manager integrates UNSILO AI tools to reduce manuscript submission delays

Tue, 2020-04-07 15:56
(April 7, 2020). UNSILO, a brand of the global scientific communications company Cactus Communications, announced the integration of its Technical Checks and Reviewer Finder APIs by Manuscript Manager, the Copenhagen-based software company that provides submission workflow tools for publishers and scholarly societies, managing over 230 academic journals. The Technical Checks API, part of the UNSILO Evaluate suite, uses machine-learning tools to provide information in real time from scientific research manuscripts, such as identifying evidence of funding statements and potential conflicts of interest. The software assists human editors and authors by providing links and checks.
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Innovative Business Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mon, 2020-04-06 15:54
(April 6, 2020). We continue to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its global impact. Innovative is committed to providing awareness and transparency to our customers, employees, and partners about our status and actions that we are taking. Our business continues to be fully operational, with no disruption to our services and systems.
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Patron Point introduces an Online Registration solution for public libraries

Mon, 2020-04-06 15:54
(April 6, 2020). Patron Point today announced the launch of an online registration solution for public libraries. The new functionality offers Patron Point libraries a complete workflow around signing up new cardholders. Starting with customized, branded sign up forms which sit on the library website, the solution creates the new customer record in the ILS which in turn triggers the fully automated welcome email sequences from Patron Point's marketing automation platform.
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Yewno Earns Frost and Sullivan's 2020 Global Technology Innovation Award for Predictive Analytics in Financial Services

Mon, 2020-04-06 15:54
(April 6, 2020). Yewno, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions, announces that global research leader Frost and Sullivan has awarded it with the 2020 Global Technology Innovation Award for predictive analytics in the financial services industry.
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A better understanding of APC funding sources could accelerate the transition to open access

Mon, 2020-04-06 09:54
(April 6, 2020). A new report published by Springer Nature indicates that a better understanding of the sources of funding for article processing charges could accelerate the transition to open access (OA) publishing. “APCs in the wild” refer to those APCs that are funded from sources that cannot easily be identified or tracked, in other words, those funding streams that fall outside of centrally managed library or institution budgets. The whitepaper draws on data from a survey of over 1000 Springer Nature authors, as well as 16 interviews with representatives from institutions. The goal of the research was to explore the scale of “wild” funding streams and their impact on the transition to OA publishing.
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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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