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Equinox Launches New Website Featuring Open Source Library Products, Services, and Education

Apr
16

Duluth, Ga., April 16, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative proudly announces the launch of its newly designed website https://www.equinoxOLI.org, featuring open source library products, services, and educational resources. Equinox Open Library Initiative, the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., celebrates fifteen years as a small business delivering “Extraordinary Service. Exceptional Value” to libraries worldwide.

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System

Apr
14

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
You can view Washoe's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.washoecountylibrary.us/

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Library Perceptions 2021: International Survey of Library Automation- Results Announced

Apr
06

Marshall Breeding recently released the fourteenth edition of the International Survey of Library Automation. You can view the survey at https://librarytechnology.org/perceptions/2020

The survey presents the latest data on how libraries perceive the effectiveness of the strategic technology systems upon which they depend for their daily operations and to fulfill the expectations of their patrons. This report presents and interprets survey responses gathered from November 2020 through February 2021.

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Union County College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Apr
06

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Union County College in Cranford, NJ is now live on Koha!

Bywater Solutions completed the transition of the Union County College Library 137,000 holdings from SIRSI ILS to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The libraries' customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.ucc.edu/

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Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO

Apr
01

Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO
~ The University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University to Leverage EBSCO FOLIO to run their libraries ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 1, 2021 — The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Both universities will be fully live with FOLIO by summer 2021.

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.04.00 Release

Mar
31

Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources.

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ByWater Solutions at the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference

Mar
30

ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Virtual Conference from April 13-16. We are excited to be a part of Ascending into an Open Future conversation. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth!

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Equinox Community Grant Awarded to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee

Mar
30

Duluth, Ga., March 30, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the award of an Equinox Community Grant to the CORAL ERM Steering Committee. The Equinox Community Grant provides funding for open source projects and operational infrastructure in order to strengthen and support open source communities in libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations.

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Chile’s University of Concepcion’s FOLIO Library Services Platform Migration is Underway

Mar
30

Chile’s University of Concepcion’s FOLIO Library Services Platform Migration is Underway
~ First Library in Chile To Implement FOLIO with EBSCO FOLIO Services ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 30, 2021 — University of Concepcion (UdeC) is the first library in Chile to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform (LSP) and will use EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for implementation and hosting services. UdeC has started with the implementation of the FOLIO ERM and will go live with the full FOLIO LSP in June 2021.

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ByWater Solutions at 2021 Texas Library Association Annual Conference

Mar
25

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Texas Library Association Annual Conference from April 22-24, 2021. The event will be held online.

Stop by our virtual booth and say hello! We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

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