Category: Blog/News

Callisto 2.2

In January, we began rolling out a series of enhancements to Callisto’s capabilities. These are part of an even larger system redesign effort that is still underway. A little history seems relevant here. We first developed Callisto in 2010-2011, with it becoming available in August 2011. Although we made many small improvements in subsequent months and years, the software we built then was largely the same until this year. But the world wide web continues to evolve, such that technologies and practices in wide use on websites now are often very different, more varied, and more complex. The side-effect for…

Provider Updates for Jan. 2021

Support for the following E-Resource Providers was updated or added: AAPG Datapages Combined Publications ABC-Clio Databases ABC-Clio eBooks Access Engineering Acta Sanctorum Adam Matthew Archive Explorer African American Biographical Database Alexander Street Press Collections (new interface) Antimicrobe Archive Finder ASCE Library AskART The Artists’ Bluebook Birds of North America Black Studies Center Books in Print Professional Brill Reference Works C19: The Nineteenth Century Index Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections China People’s Daily Choice Reviews Online CINDAS Cold Spring Harbor Protocols CQPress Electronic Library Dictionary of American Regional English Dictionary of Irish Biography DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) Duxiu Dyabola ebrary…

ER&L Conference 2016

Meet us at the 2016 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference.  Co-founder John Weible will be on site throughout the conference to talk with you and can show Callisto in action.  Also learn about Callisto Insights and sign up for the upcoming beta release. Contact us either at the Vendor Exhibits (booth #612) or by email to make an appointment. 2016 will be our third year as an exhibiting sponsor at ER&L.  We gain most of our new customers there and also get the rare pleasure of finally meeting some of our existing customers in person.  See you there!  

ER&L 2015

Meet us at the 2015 Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference.  Co-founder John Weible will be on site throughout the conference to talk with you and can show Callisto in action. Last year was our first time as an exhibiting sponsor vendor, and it was our most successful event so far.  We gained many new customers and had the pleasure of finally meeting some of our existing customers in person.  We expect 2015 will be just as great a conference, and hope to see you there!

ER&L Conference 2014

We’re excited to be a sponsoring exhibitor company at ER&L for the first time, in March 2014, Austin Texas. Come meet us and learn what Callisto can do to automatically troubleshoot your electronic resource subscriptions. Two of our co-founders will be on-site for most of the conference – Kelvin Touchette and John Weible.

Callisto Upgrade – June 2013

Many enhancements to Callisto were released in June.   The functionality improvements and two fixes were based on feedback from our customers.  Included: The integration support with EZproxy was enhanced to work properly even at institutions using customized EZproxy response pages. A new Provider details screen in the dashboard displays the URL(s) currently being used by Callisto to verify your subscriptions.  In the cases where an institution must use an embedded code in their URLs (e.g. for Gale databases), this custom URL is displayed. The Probe software has been enhanced so we can support additional providers and more title-level tracking that…

Many libraries began using Callisto this spring

A wave of new libraries signed on to use Callisto at their institutions this spring.  Some of these new adoptions followed customer discussions of our services at the 2013 E-Resources and Libraries conference. We’re pleased to have added our first non-academic customer, a large research medical center library. Other recently added customer libraries in the U.S. and Canada include select members of the NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Ivy League, the Ontario Council of Canadian Libraries (OCUL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), the Texas State University System,…

Callisto Upgrade – Oct. 2012 (Automatic event linking)

The October update included adjustments to how and when related events detected by Callisto get linked together.  On occasion, e-resource providers exhibit oscillations between working normally and failing.  This Callisto update allows the system to link such outages together into a sort of “master event list”, so that Callisto won’t report all those oscillations via alert emails, and won’t show it as fixed by the provider until they return to normal for a longer period of time. We also made improvements to the variety of subscription identifiers we can track.

Callisto Upgrade – Sept. 2012

September’s updates included many internal software improvements to expand compatibility with a wider variety of e-resource providers.