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FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone

Jul
13

FOLIO Libraries Announcing Implementations and Timelines as the Open Source Library Platform Nears Significant Milestone
~ Libraries Choosing Plans to Implement the FOLIO Library Services Platform as Goldenrod Release Nears ~
July 13, 2020

PHILADELPHIA — July 13, 2020 — Libraries around the world are beginning to implement FOLIO, the open source Library Services Platform (LSP), as it approaches a named release that signals a significant achievement in the development of initial apps, features and functionality.

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Equinox migrates John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary to Koha

Jul
07

Duluth, Ga., July 7, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the successful migration of John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary to the Koha Integrated Library System.

Migration of Columbia Theological Seminary encompassed 141,860 bibliographic records and 2,215 patrons at the seminary. Equinox services included: project management, system configuration, extraction and migration of bibliographic data, and staff training. Equinox also provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services.

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New book tackles the challenges of discovery in the (post-Google) era

Jul
06

For immediate release

06 July 2020

Facet Publishing announces the publication of Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library: Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment edited by Simon McLeish.

Of all the parts of modern library provision, discovery services are the most clearly affected by developments in IT, from databases to search engines to linked data to machine learning.

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Warners Arts & Crafts Title CrossStitcher Launches Digital Archive

Jul
06

The modern digital archive of arts and crafts magazine CrossStitcher is now available for individual and institutional subscriptions in collaboration with digital publishing experts Exact Editions. The fully-searchable issues, which date back to December 2019, are seamlessly accessible across web, iOS and Android platforms and serve as the perfect resource for cross stitching enthusiasts around the world.

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GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Books at JSTOR to Include Demand-Driven Acquisition for E-Books in GOBI®

Jun
30

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Books at JSTOR to Include Demand-Driven Acquisition for E-Books in GOBI®
~ New Offering Provides Libraries More Choice to Acquire and Manage DDA Programs Via Preferred Workflow Solution ~

IPSWICH, Mass. – June 30, 2020 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution.

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EBSCO Information Services Develops Free Tool to Assist Librarians with COUNTER R5 Reports

Jun
25

EBSCO Information Services Develops Free Tool to Assist Librarians with COUNTER R5 Reports
~ EBSCO Information Services has Developed the SUSHI Harvester for Multi-Site Libraries to Improve Usage Reporting ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 25, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has developed a new resource to make harvesting COUNTER reports easier. The SUSHI Harvester for Multi-Site Libraries (the R5 Harvester) is a Microsoft® Access® tool designed to help small to medium size consortia more easily gather COUNTER reports for their affiliated libraries.

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The Oman Library at the Middle East Institute goes live on Koha with Equinox

Jun
22

Duluth, Ga., June 22, 2020: Equinox announces the successful migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. to a new, updated Koha instance.

The migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute involved 21,595 bibliographic records and 249 patrons. Equinox services included: Koha support, hosting, implementation, data and auxiliary services, and staff training.

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International Contemporary Arts Title Flash Art Goes Digital

Jun
22

Leading international arts title Flash Art has launched new digital editions of both its Italian-language and anglophone publications in collaboration with digital platform Exact Editions. The new 5-issue-strong archives boast a comprehensive search function and are easily accessible cross-platform for individual and institutional subscribers.

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FOLIO Community Accepted to Google’s Season of Docs Initiative

Jun
22

FOLIO Community Accepted to Google’s Season of Docs Initiative
Open Source Community Seeks Technical Writers to Collaborate on Documentation

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2020 — FOLIO, an open source library services platform, has been accepted to Google’s Season of Docs initiative. Season of Docs is an effort to bring together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space.

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