May 17, 2022

A Roundup of Announcements Made at ALA 2017 in Chicago

Note: This roundup post will be updated as we learn of additional announcements.


American Library Association Expands Program to Help Libraries Get “Ready to Code”

bibliotheca/Cloud Library

cloudLibrary Brings ePub3 Format for Large Graphic Books 

Security Gates for Both RFID and EM Technololgy Now Available


HarperCollins to Offer 15,000 eBook Backlist Titles to Libraries, Announcements From OverDrive, Freading, and hoopla


The Imitation Game – Alan Turing Decoded is 2017 Recipient of the First Annual SEE-IT Award from EBSCO and Children’s Book Council

EBSCO Announces Winners of Two $100,000 Awards to Public Libraries Who Will Fund Solar Installations on their Campuses

Winners of EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge Released
“The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face.”


Gale Announces Enhancements to Empower Access and Increase Discoverability of Library Resources

Gale Small Business Builder, Online Planning Tool for Entrepreneurs, Launches at 2017 ALA Conference and Exhibition

Gale Unveils Analytics On Demand Dashboard, Puts Information for Data-Driven Decision Making at Public Librarians’ Fingertips


Meet Libby: The Fastest Way to Reading Happiness

Search/Browse ebooks + ebook reader + audiobook player.
See Also: Download Apps, Learn More
See Also: Demo Video
See AlsoL Media Coverage (June 27): OverDrive’s App Libby Puts a Librarian on Your Phone (via Plain Dealer)


Alexander Street Launches Performance Design Archive Online

Alexander Street Curates Rare Sound Recordings

Alexander Street Partners with A+E Networks Expanding Academic Video Online’s Ability to Engage and Educate Students

OASIS Operates with Alma and Alexander Street

Syndetics Unbound Integrated with Primo and Summon

Recorded Books

Recorded Books Unveils Revolutionary New RBdigital App


SirsiDynix Premiering ‘Power of Libraries’ Store at ALA 2017

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.