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The Open Library Foundation Names New Board President and Two New Board Members

Feb
15

The Open Library Foundation Names New Board President and Two New Board Members
February 15, 2021 | Open Library Foundation, Press Release

PHILADELPHIA — February 15, 2021 — The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board.

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Music Magazine UNCUT Launches Brand New Digital Archive

Feb
15

UNCUT, the spiritual home of great rock music, has launched a new digital archive in partnership with publishing platform Exact Editions that is available to individuals and institutions. In addition to a robust collection of 12 fully-searchable back issues, subscriptions to the growing resource will encompass every new issue published.

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REALM project releases results from tests of virus on materials at different temperatures

Feb
12

The REALM project (www.oclc.org/realm/) has released results from two rounds of scientific tests to determine how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can remain on materials found in archives, libraries, and museums at temperatures colder and warmer than previous tests.

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Lamar Public Library Joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support

Feb
08

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Lamar Public Library, in Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.

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Dothan Houston County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Feb
08

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 89,000 plus records from SirsiDynix Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.dhcls.org/.

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Mindset Magazine Available For Digital Institutional Subscriptions

Jan
25

Institutions around the world can now subscribe to the cutting-edge digital edition of Mindset, a new revolutionary publication dedicated to the health of the mind. Comprising every issue of the back catalogue, the archive is accessible through the Exact Editions platform and boasts a comprehensive search function as well as seamless cross-platform access.

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Washington State Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Jan
22

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Washington State Law Library is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries 51,000 plus bibs from Sierra and is providing ongoing support services for Koha.

The new catalog can be viewed here: https://washlawlib.bywatersolutions.com/

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Aspen Discovery Announces 21.01.00 Release

Jan
21

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 21.01.00 release, the first release of 2021, is now available. This release includes over 60 enhancements to 16 different functions in the Aspen Discovery system.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release: "This release includes over 60 different suggestions from our library partners and fine-tunes Aspen Discovery so that it works even more smoothly for their patrons. We are thrilled to work with our partners to continually improve Aspen Discovery."

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EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant

Jan
20

EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant
~ $200,000 in Grants Available for Libraries Worldwide ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2021 — Submissions are now open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available.

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