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Aspen Discovery Announces 20.09.00 Release and Notes

Jun
29

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.09 release is available. This major release includes 48 improvements.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release:

This release has seen the launch of Aspen Discovery to two new partners. Our thanks go out to the Central Kansas Library Consortium and Arcadia Public Library for being wonderful partners and helping to advance the state of Aspen Discovery.

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Peacham Library Joins VOKAL with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

Jun
25

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that VOKAL (Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries) has added Peacham Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 3,500 plus holdings from Autographics ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://peacham.kohavt.org/.

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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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Equinox migrates Dominican University College to Koha

Jun
17

Duluth, Ga., June 17, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announced the successful migration of Dominican University College of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to the Koha Integrated Library System.

Migration of Dominican University College encompassed 111,399 bibliographic records and 555 patrons at the university. 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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EBSCO Information Services and Children’s Book Council Announce 2020 SEE-IT™ Award Winner

Jun
16

EBSCO Information Services and Children’s Book Council Announce 2020 SEE-IT™ Award Winner
~ Graphic Novel from First Second Publishing Selected for Its Lasting Impact and Distinguished Contribution to Youth Literature ~

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Equinox migrates Putnam County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Jun
15

Duluth, Ga., June 15, 2020: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Putnam County Library to Evergreen as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

Putnam County Library supports 1,895 patrons and includes a circulation of 35,189 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data services encompassing bibliographic record deduplication and data conversion. Other offerings included by Equinox were support, hosting, and training both remotely and in person.

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