2016 has been a very exciting year for the team at BiblioCommons! We’ve welcomed many new libraries to our family, both as BiblioCore and BiblioWeb libraries. We’ve made great strides toward increased accessibility and in making our products mobile responsive.
As of January 2017, BiblioCommons has partnered with Bullfrog Power to enable a green online presence for public libraries, and to support the supply of green energy. By choosing to power our BiblioCore and BiblioWeb production servers with 100% green electricity, BiblioCommons is taking a step to reduce its carbon-emission footprint, and those of its partner libraries.
Extending its integration of digital resources into library catalogs and continuous investment in record enrichment, BiblioCommons today announced its intent to provide automated eContent catalog records to libraries through its new BiblioCloudRecords service. The service will eliminate the need for libraries to upload and manage eContent MARC records in their integrated library system (ILS). The BiblioCloud Records module will launch with OverDrive titles and be available in fall of 2016.
BiblioCommons is excited to announce a number of new public library partnerships in the first quarter of 2016. Hennepin County Library (MN), Douglas County Libraries (CO), Arapahoe Libraries (CO), St. Louis Public Library (MO), MARINet (CA), Kansas City Public Library (MO), Mid-Continent Public Library (MO), Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (KS), Vaughan Public Libraries (ON), Kokomo-Howard County Library (IN), and Daviess County Public Library (KY) have all started implementing the BiblioCommons Digital Experience Platform in the first few months of 2016.
BiblioCommons is pleased to announce BiblioWeb as part of the best in class digital experience platform for public libraries. Originally launched as BiblioCMS, the name was determined to be too limiting, as it did not convey the full range of features available with the product. Newly rebranded as BiblioWeb, the offering provides much more than a traditional content management system and features library-specific workflows far more robust than what is available in traditional CMS options such as WordPress or Drupal.