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EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®

LISWire - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:43

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®
~ Comprehensive Western-Language Resource for Research on Asia ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 24, 2016 — The Bibliography of Asian Studies™ (BAS), an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost® platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

The Bibliography of Asian Studies covers a variety of journals, particularly ones published in Asia, that are not available anywhere else. Coverage spans most subjects with an emphasis in humanities and the social sciences. All entries are searchable by author, title, year of publication, subject, country, keyword and ISSN to allow users to find relevant results quickly.

Beyond the extensive coverage of journal articles, BAS also uniquely covers Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften and similar publications. The resource is updated quarterly with nearly 50,000 records added each year.

The Bibliography of Asian Studies is an example of EBSCO’s commitment to make global content easily available to its users worldwide and demonstrates its support of the growth of international content and resources.

Mutual subscribers to the Bibliography of Asian Studies and EBSCO Discovery Service™ will receive automatic and seamless integration of BAS into their EDS experience.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Shanghai Library Acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas from Brill

LISWire - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:12

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 24 May 2016

The Rare Books Collection of Shanghai Library acquires the facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas, produced in a limited 8-volume edition, distributed by Brill.

The superbly produced facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas (http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/atlas-blaeu-van-der-hem-8-vols) is unique for several reasons. The original, without doubt one of the most significant and unique atlases in the world, is kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. In 2004, UNESCO added it to the tangible listing of World Heritage, also referred to as the ‘Memory of the World’, to preserve it for the future. The facsimile edition contains the most important volumes: the so-called four ‘secret VOC atlases’, volume 42 on China, and notably other parts of Asia, Africa and America.

Shanghai Library in more than one way is a deserving location to house one of the copies of this atlas, particularly the volume on China. The festive launch took place in the Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, or Xujiahui Library, which was established by the Jesuits in 1830 and contained many of the published writings of the Jesuits who were based in Mainland China. One of these was the work from Martino Martini (1614- 1661) 衛匡國 (Wèi Kuāngguó). Professor Ma Yong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said about Martini: "Martini was the first to study the history and geography of China with rigorous scientific objectivity; the extent of his knowledge of the Chinese culture, the accuracy of his investigations, the depth of his understanding of things Chinese are examples for the modern sinologists".

At the festive launch the deputy director of Shanghai Library, Professor Zhou, and Brill’s Representative, Mrs. Kanis presented the atlas and held speeches on the importance of this acquisition. The presentation was attended by management and staff of Shanghai Library as well as library representatives of the various Shanghai Libraries, including Fudan University, Shanghai University, Shanghai Normal University, Jiao Tong University, the District Library, etc.

For more information on this acquisition or the atlas, contact Ms. Liang Su at Shanghai Library ([email protected], +86-21-54560585) or Ms. Liesbeth Kanis at Brill ([email protected], +65-82981548).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and close to 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.

About Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library was founded in 1952 and holds more than 53 million volumes—one of the richest collections of Chinese literature and historical documents. It merged with the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai in 1995 to become the first library in China to combine public library services with science, technology and industry research functions. For more information, visit www.library.sh.cn.

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Learn how to apply, teach and promote visual literacy in your library

LISWire - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:49

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide.

The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content.

This book provides you with the tools, strategies, and confidence to apply visual literacy in a library context. You will learn ways to develop students’ visual literacy and how to use visual materials to make your own teaching more engaging.

Ideal for the busy librarian who needs ideas, activities, and teaching strategies that are ready to implement, this book:

• shows how to challenge students to delve into finding images, using images in the research process, interpreting and analysing images, creating visual communications, and using visual content ethically
• provides ready-to-use learning activities for engaging critically with visual materials
• offers tools and techniques for increasing one’s own visual literacy confidence
• gives strategies for integrating, engaging with and advocating for visual literacy in libraries.
With this book’s guidance, you can help students master visual literacy, a key competency in today’s media-saturated world, while also enlivening your teaching with visual materials.

Visual Literacy for Libraries will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

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Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide | April 2016 | 208pp | Paperback; 9781783301447; £54.95

About the authors:

Nicole E Brown is the Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian at New York University, where she teaches research workshops to a variety of user groups and works to expand and strengthen the teaching role of librarians.

Kaila Bussert is the Foundational Experiences Librarian at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she leads a foundational information literacy program.

Denise Hattwig is Curator of Digital Collections at the University of Washington Bothell Library, where she collaborates with faculty and students on digital scholarship projects, facilitates digital collection and repository development, and teaches archiving and interdisciplinary image use.

Ann Medaille is the Assessment Librarian at the University of Nevada in Reno where she coordinates library assessment efforts, teaches information literacy and research skills, and serves as the library liaison for education, art, anthropology, theatre, and dance.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition

LISWire - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:45

LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition
~ Helps Students Build College and Career Readiness ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 19, 2016 — In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

PrepSTEP High School Edition is a unique and extensive collection of academic, college preparation and career-related resources that supports college-, career- and military-bound students. It includes SAT®, ACT® and Advanced Placement® (AP) test preparation; skill-building in English, math and science; computer skills development; a college search tool; career exploration; occupational test preparation; information about military careers, workplace skills development and more.

The easy-to-use platform features interactive tutorials, practice tests, flashcards, factsheets, useful articles and e-books that students can access online anytime, anywhere, from any device with an internet browser. With the secure personal portfolio feature, students can save their work and track their progress. The self-directed tools are designed for independent use by students, which makes PrepSTEP a perfect supplement to coursework for instructors, a valuable resource for summer study and skills improvement for students, and powerful college and career planning support for students, parents, and guidance counselors.

PrepSTEP High School Edition is developed by LearningExpress, an award-winning educational SaaS software provider and an EBSCO company. It is the latest addition to the popular PrepSTEP product line which includes platforms for 2- and 4-Year Colleges. The PrepSTEP High School Edition with academic resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards includes more than 460 tests, tutorials, e-books, flashcards, articles and computer courses. There is also a version of the platform with academic resources that are not tied to the Common Core standards.

The national high school graduation rate is improving and is currently over 80 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education, yet studies show that fewer than 40 percent of 12th graders were ready for college level work. PrepSTEP High School Edition is designed to help students achieve readiness by providing self-directed skills improvement that strengthens the fundamental skills for success.

LearningExpress’ General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Kheil McIntyre, says, “PrepSTEP High School Edition is a great way for high schools to help their students succeed—whether college-, career-, or military-bound—with supplemental academic skill-building resources and college preparation and career exploration tools. Additionally, it allows schools to offer valuable SAT® and ACT® test preparation at no cost to students and their families.”

About LearningExpress
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the public, school, and college library markets. Founded in 1995, it became an EBSCO company in April 2015 and is part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com. For more information about LearningExpress, call (800) 295-9556.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide, with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals and books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than
57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

LISWire - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:02

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 18, 2016—The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

The White Rose Libraries (WRL) will work with Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to make informed group-level decisions around the libraries’ physical collections. WRL will focus first on protecting scarcely-held materials and identifying opportunities for shared retention commitments. More broadly, SCS tools will help the group better manage monographs based on usage and holdings of other libraries in the UK and globally.

WRL will use the SCS GreenGlass decision-support application for real-time modeling of retention scenarios and collection visualisations, enabling participating libraries and groups to better understand their shared collection and to share responsibility for retention.

“We are excited to begin this new project with our White Rose partners and OCLC,” said Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Director of Information Services, University of York. “The data provided by the GreenGlass tool will give us new insight into our collections, enabling us to plan strategically and collaboratively. The potential for this tool to revolutionise collections’ management is very exciting.”

“My colleagues and I are delighted to be working on what will be an important strategic development for each of the White Rose Libraries,” said Stella Butler, University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds. “By using GreenGlass, we will be able to safeguard the value and heritage within our individual holdings, while taking advantage of the efficiencies that come from collective management of print collections.”

“This represents the latest instalment of the White Rose Libraries innovation with regard to collaborative collection management,” said Anne Horn, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sheffield. “We have a long history in working collaboratively in changing the shape of our collections. I am delighted to see this being taken to the next level using a data driven approach and sophisticated collection analytics.”

Sharing print collections will make it possible to free up valuable library space and local resources for the development of high demand and specialised collections, while ensuring each WRL library retains access to the widest possible range of resources available.

“OCLC is extremely pleased to be working with WRL, helping these libraries develop the best regional shared-print collection possible,” said Eric van Lubeek, Vice President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA & APAC. “The group functionality within GreenGlass is built expressly for the purpose of informing and facilitating decision-making among shared print partners. For WRL, this means GreenGlass can help clarify outcomes and provide proof-points for collaborative collection development, while minimizing any of the associated risks of managing down low use items.”

SCS services use WorldCat, the largest aggregation of library data in the world as well as the world's largest library resource sharing network, to inform which titles should be kept locally, which can be discarded, and which can be considered to be kept in shared collections.

About the White Rose Libraries
Since 1997 the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching. The White Rose Libraries is a collaboration between the Library Services of the three partner institutions of the Consortium. Taking advantage of the geographic proximity of the universities, their similar strategic and operational focus as large research libraries, and the existing links between their researchers, students, and staff, the White Rose Libraries have worked together since 2004 on a number of initiatives that have allowed them to pool resources and expertise.

About OCLC
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association Partner to Give All AMA Members Access to DynaMed Plus

LISWire - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:03

EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association Partner to Give All AMA Members Access to DynaMed Plus®

Partnership gives AMA members access to DynaMed’s next-generation clinical information resource and expands reach of JAMA Network Journals

IPSWICH, Mass. – May 16, 2016 – EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association (AMA) are expanding their partnership to give all AMA-members complimentary access to DynaMed Plus®, the evidence-based, clinical information resource that is designed to provide the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.

The expanded partnership opens access to DynaMed Plus as a member benefit for AMA physicians, as well as for JAMA Network registered users. EBSCO Health is already distributing JAMA Network content through the EBSCO e-journal program.

In addition, thousands of images from The JAMA Network® journals will be incorporated into DynaMed Plus – allowing physicians seeking evidence-based answers for clinical decision-making to view highly relevant images in the same location, and make the most useful content from The JAMA Network more fully accessible at the point of care. Additionally, both organizations will expand continuing medical education (CME) initiatives, which are required in many states for physicians to maintain licensure.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones, says that DynaMed Plus is focused on answering clinical questions at the point of care, but it also provides a wealth of evidence-based information for those doing research or in medical training. “We can now bring our insights to AMA members more easily, especially for medical residents who consistently show the highest demand for evidence-based medicine, which is the hallmark of DynaMed Plus. Increasing the adoption of tools like this at the point of care has the potential to enhance patient care quality.”

DynaMed Plus provides clinicians with the ideal blend of evidence and expertise to help them determine the optimal care for their patients through a real-time, digital clinical reference resource. With DynaMed Plus, AMA members and other clinicians can quickly find evidence-based clinical decision support for treatment decisions at the point of care, using any device.

“This partnership with DynaMed Plus extends the reach of JAMA Network content deeper into hospitals and practice settings, getting the best medical evidence into the hands of the physicians who need it most,” says Tom Easley, Publisher of The JAMA Network. “Just as important, it provides AMA members and JAMA Network users a state-of-the-art clinical resource, one we think young physicians will find exceptionally valuable.”
DynaMed Plus content is supplemented with full-color images, is optimized to the way physicians work and is designed based on ethnographic studies to provide the fastest time-to-answer in busy clinical settings. Moreover, DynaMed Plus gives insight into the reliability of evidence-based outcomes data with unbiased, at-a-glance evaluations, and clear ratings of evidence and recommendations.
Current AMA Members and JAMA Network registered users can sign up for access by visiting DynaMedPlusAMAoffer.com.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus®, Nursing Reference Center™ Plus, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

About the American Medical Association and The JAMA Network
The JAMA Network® brings JAMA® together with eleven specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, reviews, and perspectives shaping the future of medicine. The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care for patients and communities. For more than 165 years, the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
EBSCO Information Services
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Elizabeth Solaro
AMA/JAMA Network
Director, Brand Marketing
312-464-4812
[email protected]

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The authorized concise guide to RDA now available

LISWire - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 05:40

Co-published by Facet Publishing, ALA and CLA, RDA Essentials is the new concise guide to cataloguing with RDA (Resource Description and Access) and is essential reading for those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records.

Useful as a quick reference source, author Thomas Brenndorfer describes the key RDA concepts and vocabulary and distils RDA instructions, matching them to cataloguing practice in easy-to-follow language. The guide is fully up-to-date with the latest revisions to RDA, making it an excellent introduction whilst also serving as a bridge to more complex cataloguing.

RDA Essentials is an ideal resource for:

• small libraries that require standard cataloguing
• LIS students who need an introduction to cataloguing
• professionals seeking a ready reference source to RDA
• experienced cataloguers needing a quick summary of RDA practice.

A handy access point for solo and part-time cataloguers, Brenndorfer’s guide also supports training and classroom use in any size institution. It will be useful reading for cataloguers and metadata specialists, systems librarians, user services managers, electronic resources librarians, and digital library project managers and students on cataloguing, information management and digital library courses.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

RDA Essentials | April 2016 | 256pp | Paperback; 9781783300563; £69.95

Thomas Brenndorfer began his career in cataloguing at the National Library of Canada in 1990. While working at the Guelph Public Library in 1997 he learned about FRBR, which had been presented at a conference on the future of AACR2 in nearby Toronto. He followed the development of FRBR to its full incorporation into a draft of RDA ten years later in 2007. Having seen the importance of FRBR for the future of catalogs he began giving presentations introducing FRBR and RDA concepts to cataloguers (and others eager to learn) at conferences hosted by the Ontario Library Association and Canadian Library Association.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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Clinical Citations from Plum® Analytics Do What Traditional Citations Cannot

LISWire - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 11:48

Clinical Citations from Plum® Analytics
Do What Traditional Citations Cannot
~ New Citation Category Helps Assess Clinical Impact
to Tell the Stories of Clinical Research ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 12, 2016 — Plum® Analytics, an EBSCO company, continues to pioneer ways to measure the impact of research by tackling clinical impact with the introduction of a new area of citations: Clinical Citations. This will allow clinical and translational science researchers, and those who fund and publish their work, to track the research with the PlumX™ Suite when the work is cited in materials used for clinical purposes.

The PlumX Suite is a series of five altmetrics products that provide ways to assess and track research, find future funding opportunities and benchmark institutions. The products track metrics in five categories of metrics – Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The citations category traditionally includes scholarly indexes. Plum Analytics is the first altmetrics company to broaden the category to include Clinical Citations, instances where the research is cited in a clinical information resource to tell the story of clinical impact.

Plum Analytics Founder and President Andrea Michalek says that Clinical Citations gives these clinical and translational science researchers, funders and publishers an additional way to evaluate this research. “Plum Analytics was created to forge new ways to assess and talk about research and its impact. Clinical impact is a very important part of research impact that is overlooked or underserved. Clinical Citations are Plum Analytics’ latest innovation in assessing impact. Clinical Citations can help those who perform clinical research and translational science tell their stories and get credit for their research.”

The first Clinical Citations in PlumX are from DynaMed Plus® and others will follow. Clinicians rely upon DynaMed Plus to provide instant access to the most current evidence-based information at the point of care to ensure they are making the best decisions for their patients. PlumX conducts text mining of DynaMed Plus topics to see when that topic references a particular piece of research. When it does, PlumX counts it as a Clinical Citation for that study. If multiple topics reference the same study, that research will earn a higher Clinical Citation count. Researchers will be able to see a list of the topics along with links to them in DynaMed Plus from the PlumX Dashboards.

About Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics was founded in 2012 to bring modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research. Plum Analytics provides contemporary information about research impact and gather metrics (often called altmetrics) about research from more than 30 sources (including PLOS, PubMed, DynaMed Plus and YouTube) and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The PlumX Suite is comprised of five products that ensure that information on research output is available to those that fund, perform, support or publish research based on the unique needs of each group. For more information, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI

LISWire - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:38

YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI
~ 50,000 E-book Titles from Routledge Add to the Humanities and Social Science E-books Available in GOBI ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2016 — E-books from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services (YBP). This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books.

As a result of the partnership, libraries can efficiently and conveniently use GOBI to select more than 50,000 e-book titles from Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis and the world’s leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Science. Like all titles that are available from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform, the Routledge e-book titles are available DRM-free.

GOBI provides access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books from leading publishers and aggregators, all in one place. GOBI users benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists, real-time management reports and more. With the addition of Routledge e-book titles, nearly every major publisher platform is now available in GOBI and can be fully integrated with each other and YBP services. Titles from Routledge, Oxford and its UPSO partners, Cambridge, SAGE Knowledge, De Gruyter and its partners, Project Muse and JSTOR can now be filtered through a single point of delivery and service.

Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says that through GOBI’s sophisticated search and discovery functionality, e-books related to the Humanities and Social Science have never been so easy to manage. “YBP is committed to supporting libraries and the needs of the scholars, instructors and professional communities that use Routledge e-books while employing workflows that save time and money.”

T&F’s US & Canada Library Sales Director Evelyn Elias says, “We are pleased to offer more than 50,000 Routledge e-books—including titles from imprints such as Focal Press, Ashgate and Psychology Press—on YBP’s popular GOBI platform, which is an important step toward streamlining the ordering process and improving workflows for our library customers.”

For more information visit: www.tandfebooks.com and www.ybp.com.

About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.

From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues

Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences publishing thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides convenient discovery and acquisition of print and e-book titles on more than 25 market-leading publisher and aggregator platforms. YBP supports collection management and technical services to academic, medical, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI®, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 13 million titles in 63 countries worldwide. For more on how YBP simplify the process of discovery, acquisition and content management for libraries, visit www.ybp.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Rachel Kemp
Senior Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 207 017 6000
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Topics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

LISWire - Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:09

U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation
North Bethesda, MD, May 6, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by a civilian U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal, and has been awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

About Bibliovation
The Bibliovation LSP provides an extensible, web based platform from which libraries can manage both traditional bibliographic materials along with digital content, all in a single platform. Supporting MARC21, RDA and geotagging, Bibliovation offers a Rest API-based Discovery Layer integrated with the EDS API and Index Data’s Master Key services, providing the end user the ability to search both catalog and databases at the same time. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests and reference requests from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation is completely web-based, FISMA- certified and is hosted in a FedRAMP-compliant hosting facility. The latest release of Bibliovation, which came out in late September, includes a variety of new features such as OCR upon ingest, batch edit of bibliographic records, ‘object-only’ displays in the Discovery Layer, a new reporting module, and notification enhancements.

About LibLime-PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: LibLimekoha open source supportPTFSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Backstage announces new digitization projects for culturally important newspapers

LISWire - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:40

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 29, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) has announced its most recent digitization projects that are part of a continuing effort to help institutions around the world provide access to culturally and historically rich newspapers.

Interested in providing patrons online access to newspapers, libraries often take the initiative to seek donor or grant funding to digitize collections. Digitization projects can be fraught with challenges such as brittle, fragile, or dog-eared materials. Backstage preservation teams implement special handling techniques to ensure that materials are kept intact.

Newspapers up to broadsheet size are captured at high resolution, allowing for the best possible optical character recognition (OCR), converting scanned words into searchable text. Backstage can prepare images and metadata according to a library's requirements. Newspapers and other serials can be segmented at page or article level using METS/ALTO metadata.

Newspapers reflect local history in ways few other documents can. Regardless of the scale or scope of a project, Backstage is leading the way in its production capacity, guaranteed quality and customer service.

Eric Larson, vice president of digitization services for Backstage states:

“Backstage recognizes the important historical significance of local newspaper collections, and we are dedicated to preserving that history through our high quality digitization efforts. Newspapers preserve local history, and Backstage is here to help libraries share this unique and valuable knowledge.”

Client projects underway include:

◾Bermuda National Library
◾Free Library of Philadelphia
◾Millersville University, Pennsylvania
◾Suffolk Cooperative Library System, New York
◾Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia
◾University of California, Riverside
◾University of California, Santa Barbara
◾University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Backstage announces cataloging and processing service for musical scores

LISWire - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:36

Contact:
Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, May 2, 2016 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) has announced an expansion of its cataloging and physical processing services to accommodate new workflows for preparing musical scores for shelf-ready delivery.

Creating catalog records for scores and sheet music requires a familiarity with MARC standards, a fluency with musical terms, and often some linguistic expertise.

Nicole Arbuckle, vice president of metadata services for Backstage Library Works, reports:

“Backstage has long offered metadata for music collections. Over the years, we've cataloged books, sheet music, vinyl LPs, and compact discs.

“Recently, we've seen increased interest in shelf-ready processing for musical scores, particularly for classical pieces produced by European publishers. So we've developed workflows to meet these new needs, facilitating drop shipping through Backstage so a library's scores can arrive ready to go straight from the box to the shelf.”

Drop shipping arrangements can be initiated by the library or the book vendor.

Librarians simply request that their vendors send items to Backstage for processing, then Backstage will send the items along to the library. Publishers and distributors can also start the process, offering their library clients the convenient option of having materials delivered first to Backstage for cataloging, covering, and labeling.

In either case, the cataloging and physical processing services can be customized to fit the practices of the library purchasing the materials.

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced and efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Definitive metadata textbook now in its second edition

LISWire - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 06:52
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28/4/2016

For immediate release:

Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin’s thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate.

Cementing its value as both an LIS text and a handy reference for professionals already in the field, the book:

• Lays out the fundamentals of metadata, including principles of metadata, structures of metadata vocabularies, and metadata descriptions
• Surveys metadata standards and their applications in distinct domains and for various communities of metadata practice
• Examines metadata building blocks, from modelling to defining properties, and from designing application profiles to implementing value vocabularies
• Describes important concepts as resource identification, metadata as linked data, consumption of metadata, interoperability, and quality measurement
• Offers an updated glossary to help readers navigate metadata’s complex terms in easy-to-understand definitions.

HEA-ICS described the first edition as "An excellent textbook on metadata for learning and teaching” and the Journal of Documentation said, "this book is to be recommended without hesitation…it deserves a wide audience".

The book is the ideal guide to metadata for both students and working information professionals globally and is augmented with an online resource of web extras, packed with exercises, quizzes, and links to additional materials.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

Metadata, 2nd edition| April 2016 | 400pp | Paperback; 9781783300525; £59.95

Marcia Lei Zeng is Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where she teaches knowledge organization systems (KOS), metadata, and cultural heritage informatics.

Jian Qin is Professor at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Her research interest areas include metadata, knowledge modeling and organization, ontologies, and scientific communication.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Tags: metadatadigital informationTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

New Research Reveals Libraries Achieve Equilibrium between Digital and Print as Budgets Advance

LISWire - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 17:44

May 5, 2016, Medford, New Jersey – According to new research conducted by the Library Resource Guide (LRG) in conjunction with Unisphere Research, library budgets gained strength as the economy improved in recent years. Areas seeing increased investment include staffing and computer equipment. The decline in print acquisitions has leveled off, while ebook adoption has peaked and appears to be slipping.

The results of this new research have been segmented into an overarching Benchmark Study and three independent spinoff comparative reports by library type: the Academic Libraries Edition; the Community Public Libraries Edition; and the Special Libraries Edition.

The reports are designed to provide insight into library budget trends and to help libraries benchmark their spending against their peer group. All four reports are available for $159 each as a PDF download at: http://libraryresource.com/SectorReports/

The overarching Benchmark Study, entitled Libraries Achieve Equilibrium Between Digital and Print as Budgets Advance, is broken down into three main categories:

1. Library Finances: Gaining Ground, Especially in Staffing and Technology Purchasing
2. Digital Library Trends
3. Customer Service Remains the Key Strategy

The Benchmark Study, our fifth annual, features input from 827 library managers and librarians, and provides unprecedented comparative data for similar libraries and a market overview intended to assist library professionals in the budgeting and budget justification process for their libraries. “It’s a critical resource for librarians as they continue to emerge from several years of financial struggles,” says Thomas Hogan Jr, President of Unisphere Research.

Key findings include the following:

• Library budgets, with the exception of academic institutions, have been on the rebound in recent years as the economy continues to gain momentum.
• Although ebook demand has fallen, momentum toward digital continues to build.
• Service is the mantra repeated among libraries today. There’s a renewed push to deliver greater customer service, as well as education on using the digital tools and platforms that are now part of today’s libraries

To order the Benchmark Study? or any of the other three independent comparative reports visit us at: http://libraryresource.com/SectorReports/. All four reports are available for $159 each as a PDF download.

About Library Resource Guide (LRG), Unisphere Research, and Information Today, Inc.

The Library Resource Guide (LRG) and Unisphere Research are divisions of Information Today, Inc., a diversified media company that provides independent editorial content and peer-based market research to targeted communities through its own print and electronic media and custom research projects related to technology in various markets. Unisphere Research has pioneered user group-based research and has built its editorial products in conjunction with its user community-based market insight.

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Huntsville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 15:11

4/29/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Huntsville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Huntsville Public Library of Huntsville, Ontario is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 56,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Huntsville Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://huntsville-ca.bywatersolutions.com/

Deborah Duce, CEO and Chief Librarian, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"2015 was an amazing year for Huntsville Public Library. We started the year off with a migration to ByWater Solutions and with the support of the knowledgeable and innovative team at ByWater Solutions we have jumped 'outside the box' with sustainable, efficient and effective procedures that allow staff to provide quality services to users at our physical and virtual (huntsvilleibrary.ca) libraries."

About the Huntsville Public Library:
Huntsville Public Library is committed to providing quality services, relevant programs, up-to-date collections, and secure library facilities for individuals and groups in the community. The Huntsville Public Library began as a Mechanics' Institute in 1880. Mechanics' Institutes were established in Great Britain in the early 19th century to provide education for working men through study classes, lectures and library facilities. By the late 19th century the Mechanics' Institutes served principally as libraries, as was the case in Huntsville, supported by membership fees and, usually, small municipal and/or government grants. The first known librarian in Huntsville was William Randalson who served from at least 1893 until 1918.

February 1991 saw the official launch of the new automated library system replacing the card catalogue and print circulation system. Throughout the 1990's and 2000's, the library has continued to update automated systems. Patrons are able to access the internet on a regular basis including wireless service. On May 1st 2010, the Huntsville Public Library celebrated 130 years of service to the community. For more information please visit: http://www.huntsvillelibrary.ca/en/index.asp

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–HTML5, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha supportkohakoha open sourceOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces El Dorado Correctional Facility Selects LibLime Academic Koha

LISWire - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:09

North Bethesda, MD, April 29, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the El Dorado Correctional Facility has contracted with LibLime to provide implementation, support and hosting services for LibLime Academic Koha. Ellsworth will take advantage of much of the functionality offered in the application, including:

  • Single screen cataloging editor with MARC21 validation and the option to embed local cataloging guidelines; with support for MARC Authority records, MARC Bibliographic records, and MARC Holdings records.
  • New reports module with asynchronous retrieval.
  • Discovery Layer offering a cloud-based, fast and locally customized index of a library’s information assets, with an easy-to-use and powerful way of accessing all of that information from a single search box.

About El Dorado Correctional Facility
The El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) was established in 1991. It was built in response to a federal mandate to ease over-crowding at the state's other two maximum security prisons. Expansion in 2001 brought two new general population cellhouses. The facility is expected to expand in the future. EDCF is a maximum security prison located in Prospect Township in Butler County, Kansas east of the town of El Dorado. EDCF is home of the Kansas Department of Corrections Reception and Diagnostic Unit, or RDU, which processes every male inmate when they are received into KDOC custody. RDU helps determine the inmate's custody level, mental health classification, and educational program needs before he is sent to another facility.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: LibLime Academic Kohakoha ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar) and Brill collaborate on new Open Access Journal and Book Series on Islamic Ethics

LISWire - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 08:30

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 28 April 2016

New OA Brill journal and book series with HBKU’s Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics from 2017

Last week in Doha Mr. Herman Pabbruwe, the CEO of Brill, Dr. Khaled Letaief, Provost of the Hamad bin Khalifa University, and Dr. Tariq Ramadan, the Director of the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics which is part of the Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University, signed a contract for their collaboration on a new journal called Journal of Islamic Ethics. The new journal will be published by Brill, both online and in print, in two issues per year from 2017. The journal will be completely in Open Access and is sponsored by the Qatar Foundation.

A book series will cover related subjects and will also be published in Open Access.

About the journal
The focus of the journal is on the ethical approaches embedded in Islamic philosophy, theology, mysticism and jurisprudence as well as Islamic civilization in general, and, more particularly, on the principles and methods (to be) followed in applying these approaches to various sectors of contemporary social life. These fields include: Arts, Environment, Economics, Education, Finance, Gender, Media, Medicine, Migration & Human Rights, Politics and Psychology. The Journal will strongly focus on thematic issues on current events as well as on individual empirical case studies. The journal welcomes all voices, regardless of their specific positions or backgrounds, as long as they successfully undergo the double-blind peer-review process. Articles will be accepted in English, French and Arabic and extensive abstracts will be provided in English.

Reactions
Professor Mohammed Ghaly, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics: “Journal of Islamic Ethics (JIE) is to be an international podium for high-quality academic research in the field of Islamic Ethics. JIE will be open for academic researchers coming from different disciplines with a keen interest in making seminal contributions to this field. Building upon the reputation of Brill, CILE aspires to concretize its vision by putting Islamic Ethics at the heart of modern scholarship and reaching out to academics worldwide.”

Mr. Pabbruwe, the CEO of Brill: “We are very happy with this new partnership. It reflects both current Open Access developments and the role of Qatar as an academic center of excellence in the region.”

“This collaboration is a perfect fit with Brill’s publishing strategy to continue to develop new journals and other publications in emerging scholarly fields within Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies”, says Maurits van den Boogert, the senior acquisitions editor responsible for the new journal at Brill. “The Journal of Islamic Ethics will be a valuable addition to Brill’s existing publications on law and theology in the modern Islamic world.”
For customer queries and product trials please contact your librarian, or send an email to our Sales department at [email protected] (the Americas) or [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific).

For general questions about the journal, please contact Maurits van den Boogert, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and close to 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.

About CILE
Launched in January 2012, the Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is a member of the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies within Hamad Bin Khalifa University of the Qatar Foundation. The Center specializes in Islamic Legislation and Ethics with a focus on applied ethics in the fields of: Methodology; Arts; Environment; Economics; Education; Food; Gender; Media; Bioethics; Migration & Human Rights; Politics; and Psychology. For more information, visit www.cilecenter.org.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/hamad-bin-khalifa-university-qatar-and-brill-c...

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Second edition of the landmark guide to digital curation

LISWire - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:26

27/4/2016

For immediate release:

Second edition of the landmark guide to digital curation

Useful as both a teaching text and day-to-day working guide, Digital Curation outlines the essential concepts and techniques that are crucial to preserving the longevity of digital resources.

In this revamped and expanded second edition, Gillian Oliver comprehensively revises Ross Harvey’s original text; widening the scope to address continuing developments in the strategies, technological approaches, and activities that are part of this rapidly changing field.

The key topics covered include:

• the scope and incentives of digital curation, detailing Digital Curation Centre’s (DCC) lifecycle model as well as the Data Curation Continuum
• key requirements for digital curation, from description and representation to planning and collaboration
• the value and utility of metadata
• considering the needs of producers and consumers when creating an appraisal and selection policy for digital objects
• the paradigm shift by institutions towards cloud computing and its impact on costs, storage, and other key aspects of digital curation
• the quality and security of data
• new and emerging data curation resources, including innovative digital repository software and digital forensics tools
• mechanisms for sharing and reusing data, with expanded sections on open access, open data, and open standards initiatives
• processes to ensure that data are preserved and remain usable over time.

The American Archivist said that the first edition was, “...clearly written, useful, and fascinating. If you are new to this subject or even if you think you know a lot about it already, this book will provide you with new insights."This book will be essential reading for any information professional, records manager or archivist, who appraises, selects, organizes, or maintains digital resources and has responsibilities as a digital curator.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

Digital Curation, 2nd edition | May 2016 | 256pp | Paperback; 9781783300976; £59.95

Gillian Oliver is an academic at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her PhD is from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests centre on organisational culture, and the influences this has on the way that information is managed. She is the co-author of Records Management and Information Culture (Facet 2014) and a Co-editor in Chief of the journal Archival Science.

Ross Harvey is Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and the University of South Australia.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

LISWire - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:34

22/4/2016

For immediate release:

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

This new book explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries.

The approach taken in critical literacy is not to read texts in isolation, but to develop an understanding of the cultural, ideological and sociolinguistic contexts in which they are created and read.

The book introduces critical literacy concepts in ways that are accessible to readers who are new to the subject while also appealing to those with greater knowledge by exploring critical literacy from a range of theoretical perspectives and linking these ideas to current debates in information studies.

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals also contains a series of practically-focussed case studies that describe tools or approaches that librarians have used to engage users in critical literacy. Drawing on examples from across library sectors including schools, public libraries, universities, workplaces and healthcare, these illustrate how critical literacy can be applied across a variety of library settings, including online and new media environments.

The book will be essential reading for librarians, information professionals and managers in all sectors, students of library and information science, school and higher education teachers and researchers.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:
Critical Literacy for Information Professionals | Apr 2016 | 228pp | paperback: 9781783300822 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301058 | £89.95

Sarah McNicol is a research associate at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She has worked as an Information Studies researcher since 2000, and has particular interests in information literacy; lifelong learning; and school and children’s libraries. She has published widely in the information studies field and has previously guest edited a number of journals including Library Review and Library Trends.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Tags: Information Literacyradical information literacylibrarianshipinformation sciencelibrary scienceinfolitcritlibcritical pedagogiessocial justicenew literacymedia literacyweb literacyinformation seekingauthority of informationcredibility of informationOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

Amigos eShelf(SM) Service partners with Elsevier

LISWire - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:26

Dallas, TX – Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership between its Amigos eShelf(SM) Service e-book distribution platform and Elsevier, a leading academic publisher of medical and scientific literature. The partnership allows eShelf(SM) Service subscribers access to approximately 25,000 science and technology e-books offered by Elsevier.

Based in Amsterdam, Elsevier is a part of the RELX Group, with operations in the US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and elsewhere. The publisher bills itself as "a world-leading provider of information solutions that help you make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries in science, health, and technology." It offers a number of web-based digital solutions, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, Evolve, Knovel, Reaxys and ClinicalKey.

“Elsevier has been very open to working with a non-traditional platform like ours,” said Amigos eShelf(SM) Service Manager Christine Peterson. “Their science and technical titles will be available to libraries through a perpetual license and with unlimited simultaneous usage. We continue to explore options for adding Elsevier content to our Amigos eShelf(SM) Service.”

The Amigos eShelf(SM) Service e-book platform, designed by libraries for libraries, offers an affordable, flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books and readers. Amigos is actively enrolling libraries, both members and non-members, in the service that debuted late in 2015. For more information on the service, visit the Amigos eShelf(SM) Service website or contact Christine Peterson, [email protected] or 800-843-8482, ext. 2891.

Contact Tracy Rochow Byerly
[email protected]
800-843-8482, ext. 2893

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: e-booksIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

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