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Tuesday, September 01, 2020

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The Zendy Digital Library Seeks to Build a More Knowledgeable World
by Brandi Scardilli
It seems pretty obvious that "coronavirus" would be the most-searched term on many digital library platforms lately. The need for evidence-backed information about the pandemic is causing a new entry into the digital library space to double down on its mission to make scholarly information accessible to all. Although it is currently available in only the Middle East and North Africa, its approach is relevant the world over.

Weekly News Digests
Patron Point Teams With ReThinking Libraries, Offers Marketing Webinar
Patron Point joined forces with ReThinking Libraries, which provides strategic marketing planning services to libraries and is adding Patron Point to its expanding set of recommended services.
EBSCO Incorporates the NoodleTools Platform Into Search Interfaces
NoodleTools' research management platform for easy citation exportation is now integrated into EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service, and Explora for mutual customers to use.
Amazon Unveils a New Wellness Tracker
Amazon rolled out Amazon Halo, "a new service dedicated to helping customers improve their individual health and wellness. Amazon Halo combines a suite of AI-powered health features that provide actionable insights into overall wellness via the new Amazon Halo app with the Amazon Halo Band, which uses multiple advanced sensors to provide the highly accurate information necessary to power Halo insights."
The Library Corp. Updates Its Products
The Library Corp. (TLC) announced that ... "CARL-X version 9.6.6, CARL-Connect Staff version 1.6.2, CARL-Connect Discovery version 3.6.1 and CARL-X APIs version 1.9.7, are now available."
American Society for Cell Biology Invests in New OA Model
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is using a new library subscription model, Subscribe to Open (S2O), for its peer-reviewed basic research journal Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC).

NewsLink Spotlight
Rolling Out the Welcome Mat at Broward County Library
by Brandi Scardilli
The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award is presented to an organization that plans, develops, and applies a patron-training program that explores IT in a library setting. The 2020 winner is Broward County Library system in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, for its use of Amazon Echo devices in its branches as part of its Project Welcome initiative, which helps English-language learners and newcomers to the region get comfortable with library services.

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