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Equinox Open Source Grant Recipient Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico Goes Live with Koha, Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, beneficiaria de la subvención Equinox Open Source, se pone en marcha con Koha

Jul
29

Duluth, Ga., July 29, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the successful migration of the Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the Koha Integrated Library System. They were one of two 2019 Equinox Open Source Grant recipients.

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Equinox Open Source Grant Recipient Spark Central Goes Live with Koha

Jul
27

Duluth, Ga., July 27, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the successful migration of Spark Central of Spokane, Washington to the Koha Integrated Library System. They were one of two 2019 Equinox Open Source Grant recipients.

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Exact Editions Subscriptions Now Accessible Through OpenAthens

Jul
27

Libraries who utilise OpenAthens can now access Exact Editions digital subscriptions through the service, allowing staff and students seamless access through their existing institutional accounts.

The launch means that existing and new users can access institutions’ Exact Editions subscriptions on site or remotely through a single set of credentials, ensuring a simpler user journey.

Institutional digital subscriptions are available here: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/

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The Pennsylvania Koha Consortium Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Jul
21

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Pennsylvania Koha Consortium is now live on Koha! Nine Libraries throughout the state of Pennsylvania form the PKC Group! The member libraries were formerly known as Pennsylvania Millennium Users Group (PAMUG).

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 287,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The member libraries' and their customized Koha OPAC can be viewed below.

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EBSCO Information Services Announces 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners

Jul
20

EBSCO Information Services Announces 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners
~ $300,000 in Grants Provided to Five Libraries Looking to Install Solar Arrays ~

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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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Carl S. Swisher Library at Jacksonville University Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Jul
07

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Carl S. Swisher Library, Jacksonville University is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 512,000 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://jacksonvilleu.bywatersolutions.com/.

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School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Jul
07

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 3,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://wheatonpcft.bywatersolutions.com.

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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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