LYRASIS Announces Acquisition of BiblioLabs; Combination Supports Mission of Library-Driven Content and Expands Community Engagement
In case you missed our earlier newsflash announcement “LYRASIS, a global nonprofit serving libraries, archives, museums and research communities, announces the acquisition of BiblioLabs, LLC., a Charleston, SC-based library technology firm. The acquisition unites two organizations on the leading edge of library software and support services and transitions BiblioLabs from a mission-aligned for-profit firm into the mission-driven non-profit model of LYRASIS…”
According to infoDOCKET “IFLA has endorsed the WikiLibrary Manifesto, aimed at connecting libraries and Wikimedia projects such as Wikibase in order to promote the dissemination of knowledge in open formats, especially in linked open data networks.
EBSCO Information Services to support resource sharing and development of controlled Digital lending in FOLIO
Library Technology Guides reports that “EBSCO Information Services is increasing its development commitment to Controlled Digital Lending and resource sharing on the FOLIO Library Services Platform. Collaborating with Knowledge Integration (K-Int), EBSCO will advance the development of these solutions for libraries worldwide…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- Issue 51 of The Code4Lib Journal is Now Available Online
- Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Releases June 2021 Update Featuring “700 Newly Researched and Defined Entries and Senses, Including Additions to Revised Ranges”
- April Bookstore Sales Skyrocketed
- Luxembourg’s national library and Frontiers announce Open Access publishing deal
- Open Research Quarterly Update – Issue 2: June 2021 (via JISC)
- SciBite and L7 Informatics partnership drives to support discovery, collaboration in life sciences
- Equinox Open Library Initiative launches SubjectsPlus content management software
- Imprints: Burke and Hartson Create All Seasons Press
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) set to be one of the largest virtual library conference KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The American Library Association offers 754 reasons to attend the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition -Virtual. With a content value of 251 educational sessions; 28 featured speakers; 175 author and exhibitor sessions; and 300 exhibitors, the Annual Conference is expected to be one of the top virtual library conferences available around the world.
U.S. Copyright Office, WIPO Host Roundtables on International Copyright Education – The U.S. Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are hosting a yearlong virtual roundtable series on copyright education for youth enrolled in primary and secondary schools. The Roundtables on International Copyright Education: IP and Creativity for the Youth (RICE) will be held monthly starting June 15, 2021. The Office will post the agenda for each session on its website as it becomes available.