Library News

Gale and American Antiquarian Society partner to digitize American Historical Periodicals Archives

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 5, 2018). The American Antiquarian Society has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to make the world's largest collection of Americana from the Colonial period through the 20th century more accessible to researchers. As part of the partnership, Gale has released American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6, a newly digitized series of nearly 200 titles that provides researchers with a history of the American people, offering multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived and experienced it. Read Gale's blog about the partnership and new series.
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Project ReShare launches: community-owned library resource sharing platform attracts significant contributions

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 5, 2018). A group of leading library and information organizations has come together to create Project ReShare - a new and open approach to library resource sharing systems. ReShare aims to inject new life into this space by developing a community-owned resource sharing platform. ReShare's open source software will be built with a modular architecture focused on user-centric design. Organizations can adapt the system to their specific needs and experiment with new service models. Users will have the option to install the platform locally or select a preferred vendor for hosting and support. ReShare's Apache 2.0 software license will allow libraries, developers, and vendors to innovate freely. Project ReShare is currently seeking membership in the Open Library Foundation, which will own the project's intellectual property.
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Wright County Library joins Missouri Evergreen

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 5, 2018). The MOBIUS Consortium announced that the Wright County Library went live as a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. The Library is the 41st member to go live on the system and migrated from BookSystem's Atriuum ILS.
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LYRASIS and University of Michigan Press announce new University of Michigan Press ebook collection, a community-supported scholarly research collection

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 5, 2018). University of Michigan Press, part of the University of Michigan Library, and LYRASIS, one of the nation's largest non-profit technology and services organizations serving archives, libraries and museums, are proud to announce the launch of the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC), now available for sale. The new collection will be hosted on the Fulcrum platform and will be available in its entirety through an exclusive partnership with LYRASIS, making this a fully not-for-profit model committed to enriching the community and making more valuable content available for libraries.
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Follett unveils Classroom Ready Collections

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 5, 2018). Follett announced it has launched pre-built, standards-aligned collections that have been curated from open educational resources (OERs) by the company's team of former K-12 classroom teachers. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into instruction, “Classroom Ready Collections” include lesson plans, activities, videos, interactives, and worksheets that are easily searchable and discoverable within Follett Destiny.
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Anaheim Public Library (CA) selects Patron Point

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 2, 2018). Patron Point is announcing that the Anaheim Public Library (CA) has selected Patron Point as its patron relationship management system.
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IU Libraries receives $1.2 million grant to develop ability to search digitized audiovisual files

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 2, 2018). Current access to text-based data and knowledge is unprecedented in human history. Now, enabled by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Indiana University Libraries is setting its sights on the next research frontier: hundreds of millions of hours of audiovisual content. To unlock access to multitudes of unheard stories, IU Libraries will work extensively with project partners at University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library and information management consultant AVP. Together the team will develop and test a scalable Audiovisual Metadata Platform, known as AMP, to generate searchable time-stamped descriptions for audiovisual content.
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New sales representatives at Backstage

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 2, 2018). Backstage Library Works announced that Mirage Berry and Linda Knight have been appointed as account representatives for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services.
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NISO Releases Draft KBART Automation Recommended Practice for Public Comment

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 2, 2018). The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on a new draft Recommended Practice, KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings. KBART Automation is an enhancement to KBART, Knowledge Bases and Related Tools, the NISO initiative which provides a format for content providers to use to transfer journal and book metadata to link resolver knowledge bases and other library software. This new draft recommended practice provides instructions to support automated feeds customized to include the holdings available at a particular institution, making it much easier for libraries to know their knowledge bases are up to date with their current subscriptions.
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KMWorld 2018 welcomes Lucidea's trend-setting Inmagic Presto and portfolio of KM apps

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(November 1, 2018). Lucidea, developer of a full portfolio of powerful knowledge management solutions, will bring its KMWorld Trend-Setting Product, Inmagic Presto, to the 2018 conference in Washington, DC on November 5th-8th, along with other powerful knowledge management applications used worldwide by leading corporations, professional services firms, heritage institutions, and nonprofits.
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Springer launches interdisciplinary portal on urban studies

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 31, 2018). To meet the changing needs of the research community, Springer has significantly expanded its urban studies publication programme and set up a specially dedicated urban studies portal. The portal compiles a comprehensive collection of books, open access publications, journal articles and reference works related to urban studies and is now available on springer.com.
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Ventura County Library wins multiple awards for extending access with open+ by bibliotheca

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 31, 2018). The Ventura County Library has recently won two awards for the implementation of bibliotheca's open+ solution. Designed to complement staffed library hours, open+ is a comprehensive system that allows libraries to provide additional unstaffed hours, making library spaces and resources more accessible to the community.
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Taft School Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 31, 2018). ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Taft School, The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library, in Connecticut is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 55,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.
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MARCIVE now has more than 20 subscribers to Comprehensive Notification Service

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 31, 2018). In February 2017, MARCIVE released a new product that helps libraries keep a better handle on how authorities processing is performed in their ILS or LSP. Over the years, customers had commented how once an initial backfile authorities processing project was completed and Standard Notification Service was begun, their systems didn't always do a good job using the monthly updated authority records to revise the associated bibliographic records. It was difficult to pinpoint why and in what cases an access point would not be updated, even though the proper information was present in the revised authority record.
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AI and the Future of Libraries

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 31, 2018). The topic for the RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar will be AI and the Future of Libraries.
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Ex Libris delivers first development-partner release of campusM Attendance

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 30, 2018). Ex Libris announced that campusM Attendance module is now available to all development partners. This first release represents an important phase in the development of a feature intended to facilitate class attendance tracking for institutions of higher education across the globe.
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University of California Press Adds Remarq

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 25, 2018). RedLink announced the launch of Remarq on the journal Sociology of Development, published by University of California Press. Remarq is a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher's site and utilizing the Version of Record.
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Georgia Public Library Service launches new website and logo

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 25, 2018). The newly redesigned website of the Georgia Public Library Service is now live at www.georgialibraries.org. The website incorporates new branding for Georgia Public Library Service, including a logo that represents the role of public libraries as welcoming, innovative and fun places to achieve your goals.
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Preservica and Enwoven combine forces to unlock and future-proof the power of company and brand stories

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 25, 2018). Preservica, leaders in active digital preservation software, and Enwoven, innovators in how industries capture their stories and share knowledge, have announced a partnership that empowers organizations to create immersive employee narratives that will last forever. The platform combines photos, documents, audio and video, that draw on authentic assets from the corporate archive, with contextual input from employees, teams, and leaders. This brings once fragmented knowledge to life in a vibrant, engaging narrative while at the same time ensuring the longevity and integrity of those valuable digital assets now and into the future.
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Equinox migrates Lower Macungie Library to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

Library Technology Reports - Tue, 2018-11-20 10:55
(October 25, 2018). Equinox announced the successful migration of the Lower Macungie Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. This move includes a total of 17,823 patron records and 67,407 bibliographic records. Equinox provided project management and configuration for the migration in addition to data extraction and conversion. Bibliographic record deduplication was completed by Equinox staff including patron and transaction records. Onsite and remote training was included as part of the migration process by Equinox.
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