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School Librarians

Those who work in k-12 libraries

New book helps school librarians to harness the power of game-based learning

Sep
13

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Playing Games in the School Library by Sarah Pavey

At a time when even the youngest of children are digitally savvy multitaskers with short attention spans, Playing Games in the School Library is a comprehensive resource for those looking to diversify their pedagogical style by utilising game-based learning in the library setting. It illustrates how game play can be developed through applying learning theory to practice, exemplified by case studies taken from a variety of international contexts.

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Book Publishers Support COP26 Conference Through Virtual Showcase

Sep
07

Over 35 book publishers have contributed titles focussing on the climate crisis and sustainability to a streamlined virtual showcase hosted on the Exact Editions platform. The showcase will be free and open-access temporarily throughout both the Milan Pre-COP Meeting (30 September - 3 October) and the Glasgow COP26 Meeting (1 -12 November), running alongside other key events and resources.

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Library is Open Podcast with Justin Hoenke

Sep
03

We are pleased to announce our newest session of The Library is Open Podcast! This session features an interview with Justin Hoenke. Justin is the Team Leader: Libraries & Community Spaces at Wellington City Council in New Zealand. Justin and Jessie talk about libraries, communities and most importantly kindness.

Listen Now!
https://redcircle.com/shows/the-library-is-open

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ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference

Sep
03

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference Libraries the Intersection of Technology & Innovation - Advocating for Dignity in a Digital World. The event will be held virtually on Friday, September 17th from 10:00am - 4:00pm EST.

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.11.00 Release

Sep
03

"With this release we're thrilled to help our libraries develop a community translation system that all Aspen libraries can participate in to better serve patrons where English is not their primary language." - Mark Noble

Surprise! We released 21.11 a week early to bring even more enhancements to our Aspen Discovery libraries. This release is focused primarily on these areas:

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Hold the Phone! ByWater Solutions Announces ITI Webinar for the Aspen Discovery Mobile App

Sep
01

Extensive user studies and testing in the open-source community lead to the development of the Aspen Discovery app — designed for library users by library users. The Aspen Discovery app provides personalized access to all the rich content available from your library right in the palm of your hands.

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Equinox Welcomes Henry County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Aug
30

Duluth, Ga., August 30, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce the migration of Henry County Library to Evergreen ILS as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

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Three Public Libraries Begin Using Bibliovation 7.0 in Production

Aug
26

Rockville, MD, August 19, 2021 – Three federal government public libraries have gone live using a hosted offering of the Bibliovation 7.0 Library Services Platform (LSP). One library is in Illinois, one in Louisiana, and one in Washington. These three institutions are now using Bibliovation 7.0 to manage physical and electronic resources as they serve their respective communities. The migration for all three libraries took place during the early summer and all three went in the first weeks of August.

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Spanish Fork Library

Aug
24

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 Spanish Fork Library in Spanish Fork, Utah. Aspen was added to Spanish Fork's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2012! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Spanish Fork and their outstanding staff.

You can view Spanish Fork's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.spanishfork.org/

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.10.00 Release

Aug
20

“With Aspen 21.10 libraries now have the power to dedicate sections of their website to specific patron types. We’re excited to see libraries build staff intranets, volunteer sites, and more!”

This release was primarily focused in three areas:
- Polishing Polaris to add additional functionality and conveniences for our Polaris partners
- Allowing library staff to restrict web builder content to specific patron types
- Continuing work on eCommerce integrations

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