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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 partners with ConTech 2019 to connect librarians and library students with new technologies

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). EBSCO Information Services and ConTech 2019 are partnering to ensure more librarians attend the event in December. EBSCO will sponsor the conference — a sponsorship that will include a submission process that will allow four librarians to attend for free as well as a 50 percent discount for all librarian attendees, along with two opportunities for library student bursaries.
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Strategic partnership to improve access to civil legal justice through public libraries

Mon, 2019-09-09 17:49
(September 9, 2019). OCLC's WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization, Legal Services Corporation, are partnering to design and deliver a national online training course to public library staff that will strengthen access to civil legal justice through public libraries.
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North Palm Beach Library goes live on Koha

Sat, 2019-09-07 23:43
(September 7, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that the North Palm Beach Public Library, in Florida is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 50,000 plus holdings from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Lynn Silipigni Connaway is 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service

Thu, 2019-09-05 17:37
(September 5, 2019). The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) has announced that Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director, Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, is the 2019 recipient of the Watson Davis Award for Service.
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Softlink IC Liberty's London Conference on September 12!

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Softlink's Technical Services Manager, Sarah Thompson and General Manager John Crook are looking forward to catching up with our Liberty customers at the September 12th 2019 London Liberty User Group Meeting. This year Softlink information Centres will also hold an hour long Liberty and illumin Showcase following the conference from 4.00 pm – 5.00pm.
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Ex Libris integrates altmetric badges into the Esploro research services solution

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:36
(September 5, 2019). Ex Libris and Altmetric are pleased to announce the integration of Altmetric badges with the Esploro research services solution. The Altmetric badges, which offer an at-a-glance summary of online engagement with each publication, will be added to research publication pages in Esploro, providing users with additional insight into the attention that each piece of research receives immediately following its publication. The badges are a valuable addition to the measurement of research dissemination and influence available through the Esploro research services solution.
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Follett appoints Britten Follett to lead its PreK-12 Business

Wed, 2019-09-04 17:34
(September 4, 2019). Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company's PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.
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Digital Science and the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics join forces to provide ISSI members with free access to Dimensions and Altmetric data

Tue, 2019-09-03 11:29
(September 3, 2019). Digital Science, a leader in scholarly technology, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI) that will give ISSI members enhanced access to Dimensions and Altmetric data for scientometric research.ISSI is an international association of scholars and professionals active in the interdisciplinary study science of science, science communication, and science policy. The ISSI community advances the boundaries of quantitative science studies, from theoretical, empirical, and practical perspectives.Starting on October 1 2019, ISSI members will formally be invited to apply for no-cost access to Altmetric and Dimensions web tools and APIs. A committee of ISSI members will provide expert assessment of researchers' applications and guidance on using Altmetric and Dimensions in their research.
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Civica enlightens library search with artificial intelligence

Mon, 2019-09-02 17:26
(August 30, 2019). Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy.
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Lyngsoe Systems' Library unit celebrates tenth anniversary

Mon, 2019-09-02 11:26
(September 2, 2019). Lyngsoe Systems, a world leader in logistic solutions across the customer supply chain, celebrates 10th anniversary of acquiring its Library Business from FKI Logistex/Crisplant. Since the acquisition in 2009, Lyngsoe Systems has been dedicated to improving library efficiency at hundreds of libraries worldwide. The Library Business Unit has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader in Automated Material Handling reaching from San Francisco to Calgary; New York to Copenhagen; Sydney to Singapore.
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AGent Information Software (AIFS) Announces Cash Dividend

Mon, 2019-09-02 11:26
(September 2, 2019). Agent Information Software announced that on July 10, 2019, its Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. A dividend of $0.025 per common share will be paid on August 30, 2019, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2019. Auto-Graphics continues to see growth with their resource sharing product SHAREit, with the addition of two more clients in 2019.
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San Diego, Indianapolis Public Libraries and more Choose Innovative solutions

Thu, 2019-08-29 17:12
(August 29, 2019). Innovative Interfaces announced that during the first half of 2019, several libraries selected or implemented Innovative solutions as their Integrated Library System, including San Diego Public Library, Indianapolis Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library.
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Scugog Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Thu, 2019-08-29 11:11
(August 29, 2019). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and Canada's forefront provider of Koha support, announced that the Scugog Public Library, in Ontario, Canada is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 45,000 plus holdings from VTLS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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NIH-funded Researchers Invited to Use NIH Figshare

Wed, 2019-08-28 17:08
(August 28, 2019). As part of the NIH ​Strategic Plan for Data Science​, the NIH is committed to making datasets resulting from NIH investigator publications more accessible. Researchers sometimes find themselves with a requirement to share data, but cannot identify a specific repository to use. This situation often occurs when researchers have research datasets underlying publication figures and tables, or data not associated with a publication, they would like to share. The NIH Figshare pilot helps address this issue by providing a generalist repository option for these data.
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ChiliPAC, the organic reader advisory platform Is now available for Polaris, Encore and Enterprise Catalogs

Tue, 2019-08-27 17:05
(August 27, 2019). ChiliPAC, the organic reader advisory platform provided by ChiliFresh Enterprises, Inc. is now available for Polaris, Encore and Enterprise online catalogs. With this, ChiliPAC becomes one of the most commonly used platforms for libraries in North America, Australia and Europe.
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Helsinki celebrates Best Public Library award for Central Library Oodi

Tue, 2019-08-27 17:05
(August 27, 2019). The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA nominated library Oodi as the ‘Public Library of the Year' in Athens conference. The City of Helsinki is extremely proud for the achievement and recognises the participatory design process as one of the major reasons for the success.
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Follett Book Fairs poised for Superpower fall season

Tue, 2019-08-27 17:05
(August 27, 2019). Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs' fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.”
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Canadian Librarians Launch Marketing Roundtable

Mon, 2019-08-26 17:02
(August 26, 2019). Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, made its first appearance at the Marketing Libraries Think Tank 2019 event to share knowledge about search engine marketing (SEM) and to propose a new national roundtable for library marketers.Ontario Library Association's Marketing Think Tank took place in Toronto on Aug. 15 (http://bit.ly/OLA-ThinkTank19). Forward-thinking library staff gather annually at this event. Koios was a Think Tank sponsor, and its new National Sales Manager for Canada, Beatrice Pitocco, presented a session on SEM, detailing how nonprofit libraries can place free digital ads online via the Google Ad Grants. In addition, she proposed starting a national roundtable to enable Canadian librarians to share ideas and best practices in online marketing.
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La Posada at Park Center Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Mon, 2019-08-26 17:02
(August 26, 2019). ByWater Solutions announced that La Posada at Park Center Library in Green Valley, Arizona is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the automation of their new Koha ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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Applications Open for Equinox Open Source Grant

Mon, 2019-08-26 17:02
(August 26, 2019). Equinox is accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.
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