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Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, Wins Third Annual EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award

LISWire - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:02

Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, Wins Third Annual EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award
~ Award Recognizes Significant Contributions to Pediatric Emergency Medicine ~

IPSWICH, Mass. - December 17, 2015 – The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announces the winner of the third annual EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award is Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP. The award is conferred annually upon an emergency physician or pediatric emergency medicine physician who has contributed significantly to evidence-based medicine in pediatric emergency care and will be officially presented to Dr. Gausche-Hill in March 2016 at the Advanced Pediatric Assembly meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Medical Director for Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the EMS Fellowship Director at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is nationally known for her work as an EMS researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of EMS and pediatric emergency medicine. She is best known for her study of pre-hospital airway management for children published in JAMA 2000 and her work on the National Pediatric Readiness Project published in JAMA–Pediatrics in 2015. Dr. Gausche-Hill currently serves on the American Board of Emergency Medicine Board of Directors.

She has received numerous awards, including:
• The National Education Award in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) (2004)
• The Martha Bushore-Fallis APLS award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2005)
• Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (2013)
• The Distinguished Service in EMS Medal by the State of California (2013)
• The Outstanding Contribution in EMS award (2014) as well as the Speaker of the Year Award by ACEP

The EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award includes $1,000 honoraria, for-registration, travel and hotel for ACEP’s Pediatric Advanced Assembly and a year’s subscription to PEMSoft, EBSCO’s invaluable point-of-care clinical information resource. Nominees for the award need to have contributed first author publications and/or contributed to practice-changing innovations in electronic publication or technology, which have meaningfully enhanced emergency care of children.

ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

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™, 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.

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

Texas State Law Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:16

12/16/2015
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Texas State Law 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 Texas State Law Library of Austin, TX. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 200,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Texas State Law Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://txsll.bywatersolutions.com

Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian and Network Administrator, commented on their decision to migrate to Koha with ByWater:

"We are very happy with Koha. It was important to us to find a library system that was customizable. With Koha, we can customize features, look and feel and we have direct access to the data to use in other applications. We're only limited by our imaginations. The move to open source has given us the freedom to create the library system we want. Working with ByWater Solutions to migrate from our previous system went very well. They've provided excellent service to us every step of the way, through planning, migration, go-live and everyday use."

About the Texas State Law Library:
The Texas State Law Library serves the legal research needs of the Texas Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Office of the Attorney General, other state agencies and commissions, and the citizens of the state. We are a public law library.

To learn about the library materials available at the Texas State Law Library, see our library resources page. Also see a description of the services we provide to the public. Our library policies are also available. Please contact us if you have any questions about the materials available at the Texas State Law Library.

See chapter 91 of the Texas Government Code for the legislation that created the Texas State Law Library. For more information please visit: http://www.sll.texas.gov/

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/

Mongui Maduro Library Goes Live on LibLime Academic Koha

LISWire - Fri, 12/11/2015 - 16:42

North Bethesda, MD, December 11, 2015 – The Mongui Maduro Library has gone live on LibLime Academic Koha 5.12. The experienced Library staff at the institution worked closely with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully migrate bibliographic, item, authority, patron and transactional data from several legacy systems to LibLime Academic Koha. The Library 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
  • Circulation functionality supporting sophisticated holds management, course reserves, term loans and proxy borrowing
  • 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
  • EDI-compliant acquisitions with multi-tier fund hierarchy, purchase suggestions, invoice creation, and year-end rollover

About Mongui Maduro Library
The Mongui Maduro Library located in Curacao, is a state of the art library containing over 10,000 items and is also very eco-friendly. The Mongui Maduro Library is a part of the S.A.L. Mongui Maduro Foundation, which was established on March 5, 1974 by the widow and daughter of Salomon (Mongui) Abraham Levy Maduro. The foundation also consists of the Plantation house or “Rooi Catootje” which contains antique furniture and memorabilia of the Mongui Maduro family.

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

EBSCO Information Services Donates Digital Content to Worldreader to Support Literacy in the Developing World

LISWire - Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:35

EBSCO Information Services Donates Digital Content to Worldreader to Support Literacy in the Developing World
~ Readers Can Easily Access the Books through Worldreader Mobile ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 10, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Worldreader, a global non-profit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, are partnering to bring non-fiction content to children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa and India. The proprietary reference articles donated by EBSCO will help Worldreader as it aims to reach 10 million readers with its digital library by the end of 2015.

The reference articles will be available via Worldreader Mobile, allowing readers to access the information through the cell phones they already have. EBSCO worked with Worldreader to select learning resources that were easy to read on a cell phone and included subjects Worldreader knows readers are interested in such as science, literature, poetry, biographies, history, philosophy, math and more.

“Reading is transformative; especially in the developing world where access to books is often limited or non-existent,” says Danielle Zacarias, Director of Content, Worldreader. “This partnership with EBSCO enables Worldreader to provide a variety of non-fiction reference articles filled with real-world knowledge about science, history, math, and subjects that will educate, inspire, and empower growth and hope in the parts of the world that need it most.”

EBSCO Executive Vice President of Product Management and Customer Satisfaction Stratton Lloyd says that both EBSCO and Worldreader share a commitment to serving people’s information needs. “EBSCO is a mission-driven organization dedicated to improving information access globally. We have a long history of partnering with global organizations, such as Worldreader, and we are honored to join them in this partnership in hopes that it can help empower individuals throughout sub-Saharan Africa and India.”

Donated content covers a variety of topics. For example, the ELL Reference Center™ collection of content is designed to give students and those who are new to the English language information on science, history, civics, life skills, mathematics and literature. Our World and Country Profiles collections feature content that explores the capital cities of the world, including history, culture, economy and culture of each city, and provide country profiles that bring both dimension and context to the study of history, government and current events. The Solar System collection features essential coverage of all aspects of the Earth’s solar system, from details on each of the major planets and satellites, interplanetary phenomena and cosmological context. Research Starters Business™ offers comprehensive summaries on discipline-specific topics relevant to the contemporary business world.

About Worldreader
Worldreader is a global non-profit that uses technology to bring digital books to every child and her family, so they can improve their lives. In its first five years, Worldreader has reached 2.6 million readers in 50 countries with a digital library of 27,000 local and international e-books via e-readers and mobile phones, and plans to reach 15 million readers by 2018. Founded in 2010 by former Microsoft and Amazon executive David Risher, and former Marketing Director at Barcelona’s ESADE Business School Colin McElwee, Worldreader works with device manufacturers, local and international publishers, governments, education officials, and local communities to bring books to all. Readers anywhere and on any connected mobile device can read by visiting: read.worldreader.org. For more information on Worldreader, please visit http://www.worldreader.org.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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]

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Nick Clemens as Development Support

LISWire - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 15:59

12/9/2015
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Nick Clemens to the Role of Development Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Nick Clemens to ByWater's talented development team. Nick will join the ByWater team in assisting partners with and developing new features for their Koha Open Source ILS.

Nick received his M.L.I.S. from the Palmer School and his B.A. from NYU. He has served in many roles in libraries in Vermont, coordinating a four library system within a 59 library consortium and providing support to the consortium at large. At home he is surrounded by his ever growing collection of books, his family, and one too many cats.

Nick commented on his decision to join ByWater Solutions:

"Having been a ByWater partner for several years I am ecstatic to join the team and return the excellent enthusiastic service that I have received to other partners."

Nicole Engard, VP of Community Outreach, commented:

"In all my years of working with Koha I have never managed a more enthusiastic employee. Nick has hit the ground running and his knowledge of Koha from both the company and the partner side is a great asset to us all."

About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com

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

EBSCO Information Services Launches Biotechnology Source™ for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies

LISWire - Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:51

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 8, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) introduces a new information resource for researchers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Biotechnology Source™ provides access to industry-leading, full-text journals from a single platform, and is designed to help companies gain a competitive edge by providing fast access to relevant, current and accurate information.

Biotechnology Source has a versatile, fully-customizable platform, and content that includes more than 8,700 full-text journals — including many unique titles available only through this tool. In addition, current journals are complemented by an extensive backfile.

Biotechnology Source is easily integrated into a company’s workflow for increased visibility and usage, and can conveniently be accessed via mobile devices. It provides increased discoverability to reliable information via top industry journals, ensuring that researchers are returning search results of value to their organizations.

Joe Tragert, Senior Director of Product Management, says Biotechnology Source helps researchers of all experience levels navigate an increasingly complex landscape of medical and pharmaceutical literature, while surfacing reliable information. “Results-oriented organizational researchers and corporate librarians don’t have time for complex and laborious search engines. They want answers and information fast. Biotechnology Source gives researchers immediate, one-click access to full-text primary literature that has been carefully vetted, so they know they can trust it to be reliable and relevant.”

For more information on Biotechnology Source, visit https://www.ebscohost.com/corporate-research/biotechnology-source

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of premium content for corporations, associations, and government institutions. EBSCO’s product line includes eJournals, eBooks, ePackages, and Subscription Services as well as Business Source® Corporate™ Plus a comprehensive collection of full-text business publications, EBSCO Discovery Service™, a single search of the world’s largest collection of vetted science, technical, medical, and business content and EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world and may be integrated into corporate intranets and applications and used via mobile devices. EBSCO is the trusted resource for thousands of organizations worldwide and millions of end users. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com, or contact: [email protected].

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

EBSCO Information Services Releases RILM Music Encyclopedias™

LISWire - Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:10

EBSCO Information Services Releases RILM Music Encyclopedias™
~ Global Repository of Music Encyclopedias and Dictionaries for Music Researchers ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 4, 2015 — A new resource designed to meet the research needs of the international music community is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc (RILM). RILM Music Encyclopedias™, available via the EBSCOhost® platform, provides researchers with key music encyclopedias and dictionaries published from 1775 to 2015.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is an extensive global repository that offers music researchers a compilation of 41 seminal full-text titles and is comprised of more than 80,000 pages with approximately 165,000 entries, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. Coverage spans the disciplines of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound and women composers. This new resource will continuously expand with titles that fit the needs of the international musicological research community.

RILM Music Encyclopedias is also a valuable research resource for the international music community with content spanning multiple countries and languages including: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Greek.

The addition of RILM Music Encyclopedias further expands EBSCO’s collection of music resources for researchers including RILM Abstracts of Music Literature™, Music Index™ and RIPM e-Library of Music Periodicals™.

About RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM abstracts of music literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM music encyclopedias, a full-text repository of seminal music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. In late 2016, in partnership with the publisher Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler, RILM will release MGG online, which comprises the 2nd edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with new and substantially updated content.
RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). For more information, visit the RILM website at http://www.rilm.org

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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]

Backstage Library Works and Center for Research Libraries reach 20 year milestone with renewed preservation agreement

LISWire - Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:01

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

BETHLEHEM, Pa., December 2, 2015 – After 20 successful years, Backstage Library Works (www.BSLW.com) and Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are continuing to work together to preserve historically important documentation and newspapers from Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America and Slavic East Europe. This milestone is the result of Backstage’s and CRL’s commitment to ensure the long-term accessibility of historically important materials. When stored properly, preservation microfilm has a shelf life of 500 years and can easily be converted into digital files for access by future generations, regardless of changes in technology.

The current contract calls for preservation microfilming of approximately 297 newspaper reels consisting of 194,000 frames and 365,000 newspaper pages. Backstage services can include materials preparation, filming in strict adherence to ANSI and RLG guidelines, quality assurance, optional duplication and processing, duplicate reels review, optional polysulfide treatment, and optional microfilm reel storage. Backstage delivers their work with an exclusive lifetime guarantee.

James Simon, vice president for collections and services at CRL, states:

“We’re very pleased to cross the 20-year threshold with Backstage Library Works. As a globally-oriented consortium dedicated to the preservation of unique documentation and evidence, CRL is pleased that Backstage has maintained its own commitment to ensuring long-term integrity of research resources through preservation.”

Over the past 20 years, Backstage has provided preservation microfilming for the following CRL projects:

  • Foreign Newspaper Microfilm Project (FNMP)
  • Cooperative African Materials Project (CAMP)
  • Latin American Materials Project (LAMP)
  • Middle Eastern Materials Project (MEMP)
  • South Asia Materials Project (SAMP)
  • Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM)
  • Slavic East Europe Materials Project (SEEMP)

One recent microfilming project under the CAMP umbrella was the Rwandan newspaper Imvaho Nshya with issues dating 2001-2013. Backstage microfilmed a total of 22 reels which completed CAMP’s earlier Imvaho Nshya and Imvaho collections dating back to 1977. Imvaho Nshya is currently the second longest running newspaper in Rwanda. In 2007, Imvaho Nshya had a circulation of 51,000.

About CRL

Founded in 1949, the Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Supporting advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, CRL and its member libraries invest strategically in print and digital resources to ensure the long-term integrity and accessibility of valuable primary source materials. Collections are built by specialists from the major U.S. and Canadian research universities working together to identify rare documentation and evidence from around the world.

Learn more about CRL here: www.crl.edu

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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Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Mon, 11/30/2015 - 12:27

11/30/2015
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Hocutt-Ellington Memorial 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 Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library of Clayton, North Carolina is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 75,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://heml.bywatersolutions.com

Christie Starnes, Director of the Clayton Library, commented on their decision to migrate to Koha with ByWater:

"Moving from a traditional library system to an open-source system was like shedding off this great weight and frustration that we didn’t realize we had. It has been extremely easy to operate and manage, especially in regards to collecting data and providing user access. The ease of sharing notes, editing accounts and making changes to records have been a synch. If you’re interested in the cataloging feature, my cataloger and I can attest to the ease of dropping in MARC records, batch edits and creating item types – it makes cataloging much more dreamier than it already is for those of us to specialize in this library field. My favorite, or rather ‘most fun’ is how you can personalize the catalog homepage and make it look and feel exactly the way you want. The open source options for OPAC is the best way to promote your brand and feature items."

She continues:

"Obviously the associated cost is a major plus, but having the ByWater Solutions crew help maintain the site and give us access to the MySQL report library is like free shopping with a gift card with every online visit!"

About the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library:
Our mission is to enrich the quality of life within our community by nurturing library users of all ages. The library upholds and supports the Library Bill of Rights. The Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library will be the community’s preferred resource for local history, recreational reading, lifelong learning, quality collections and exemplary service. Our commitment to value is uncompromising. We strive for quality services delivered to each member of the community. Our commitment to inclusiveness embraces defending the rights of all individuals to use the library’s resources and services. We value our community’s diversity and strive to reflect that by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the community we serve. Our commitment to integrity ensures that our town’s activities will be conducted with fairness, openness and honesty. We will do the right things, not just the easy things. Our commitment to stewardship guides us as we wisely utilize all resources to secure the best value for the community. Our commitment to transformation is achieved by embracing change rather than sustaining the status quo. We work to ensure that the knowledge, skills and abilities of our employees are relevant to the needs of our community.

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/

Red River College using Koha Klassmates

LISWire - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 13:15

11/17/2015
CONTACT:
Nicole Engard
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Red River College using Koha Klassmates

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that the more than 30 students enrolled in four classes at Red River College are using Koha through the Klassmates (http://klassmates.us) program.

Brian Rountree, MLIS, Instructor at Red River College spoke of his plans for Klassmates:

"I have found it very helpful to have the students practice using as many different library programs as I can find. It brings 'real life' to the classroom activities and assignments. It provides skills they can use when at their practicum sites. It is a bonus when they can say at an interview that they are familiar with certain products. Koha is used by several libraries in the Winnipeg, Manitoba area so we are excited to be able to practice with this program. The program will be used in two cataloguing courses [Introduction and Multi-media Resources], in an Introduction to Libraries course, and in a Collection Development course."

About Koha Klassmates:
Koha Klassmates is a service of ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support. This service offers free hosted installations of the Koha Open Source ILS to library school instructors in North America for use in their classrooms. Using this service library school students can learn what it means to use a real ILS before entering the workforce. For more information or to sign up please visit: http://klassmates.us/

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–XHTML, 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/

Wuhan University Drops Primo Central for EBSCO Discovery Service™

LISWire - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:06

Wuhan University Drops Primo Central for EBSCO Discovery Service™
~ Evaluation Reveals EDS Delivers Superior Integration, Coverage & Functionality ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 16, 2015 — Wuhan University, located in Wuhan, Hubei, China, has opted to replace Primo Central with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services to provide a more powerful user experience through broader content and greater functionality. Wuhan University is ranked in the Top 15 best universities in China according to US News & World Report and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Wuhan University is also ranked as the number1 academy per the 2015/2016 ranking studies done by Research Center for China Science Evaluation (RCCSE) and Network of Science and Education Evaluation in China (NSEAC), on the discipline of Library and Information Science as well as Archives Management.

According to Liu Xia, Deputy Head Librarian at Wuhan University, Primo Central was not meeting all their research needs. “Before implementing EDS, we used to have Primo Central from Ex Libris for free. However, in many aspects, such as library holdings integration, coverage of Chinese resources and platform functionalities, Primo Central was not able to completely meet our requirements.”

In order to provide a better overall search experience for its staff and students, the library launched a thorough evaluation of discovery solutions. The content and functionality of EDS impressed librarians as well as research users. “In our evaluation, we found that EDS has a relatively higher coverage of our famous scholars' publications (ex. academician, common scholars, national outstanding youth, etc.) than any other discovery service,” said Xia. “EDS covers 100 percent of the top 10 international journals in each of our nine key disciplines.”

Xia adds that the usability of EDS also brings value to our users. “EDS has a clean, user friendly and powerful search platform. Users can choose multiple options in facets search and define relevance and available page layouts. This is very convenient and time-saving for readers when they are trying to search and find what they need.”

At the conclusion of their assessment of discovery services, results showed that 74 percent of users consider EDS the best discovery service for searching foreign language resources and they majority said if users can only choose one platform, they recommend EDS. Wuhan University listened and chose EDS.

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of its relevance and value ranking technology.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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]

Ellsworth Correctional Facility Library Goes Live on LibLime Academic Koha

LISWire - Fri, 11/13/2015 - 14:03

North Bethesda, MD, October 12, 2015 – The Ellsworth Correctional Facility Library has gone live on LibLime Academic Koha 4.12. The experienced Library staff at the Correctional Facility worked closely with the LibLime Project Management team to successfully migrate bibliographic, item, authority, patron and transactional data to LibLime Academic Koha from their legacy commercial system.

About Ellsworth Correctional Facility
Ellsworth Correctional Facility provides housing for 832 multi-custody adult male inmates. Ellsworth’s mission is to safely and effectively contain and supervise inmates, while also providing for community, employee and inmate safety. Furthermore, the facility plays an integral role in reducing crime and its associated costs by providing inmates with a means to improve their conditions through involvement in traditional correctional programming, faith-based activities, cognitive-based activities, exposure to "real life" skills and effective staff-inmate interaction. Moreover, the inmate population is offered an opportunity to participate in a variety of facility-support and community-based work activities.

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.

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Jessica Zairo as Koha Educator

LISWire - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:00

11/10/2015
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions Welcomes Jessica Zairo as Koha Educator

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Jessica Zairo as ByWater's newest Koha Educator. Jessica will join the ByWater team assisting partners with and educating partners on their Koha Open Source ILS.

Jessica has both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Library Science. She received her MLIS from the University of South Florida and undergraduate degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She has worked as a Law Librarian and as Member Services Coordinator for an 18 county library consortium in Florida. She has worked and trained with libraries of all sizes and types. Her primary professional interests are advocacy, outreach and training library staff on everything from technology to project management and customer service techniques.

Jessica commented on her recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

"I am ecstatic to be joining the ByWater team! I am excited to educate people on open source and Koha and look forward to supporting our partners here at ByWater."

Melissa Lefebvre, Operations Manager, commented:

"We are all very excited to have Jessie join our team. Her enthusiasm and energy for empowering libraries is invigorating and infectious. We know that her excitement for helping libraries will not only put migrating libraries at ease during training but will also get them excited for their move to Koha."

About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com

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–XHTML, 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

YBP Library Services and University of Chicago Work Together to Improve Kuali OLE Acquisition Workflow

LISWire - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:26

YBP Library Services and University of Chicago Work
Together to Improve Kuali OLE Acquisition Workflow
~ OLE GobiAPI Was Developed to Improve the Efficiency of
the Ordering Process for Kuali OLE and GOBI Users ~

CONTOOCOOK, N.H. — November 9, 2015 — Libraries using Kuali OLE and GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information) from YBP Library Services will be able to use a new functionality that will streamline the acquisitions process. The OLE GobiAPI will allow the real-time transfer of bibliographic and order details for all print and electronic orders placed via the GOBI platform.

Developed by the University of Chicago on behalf of the OLE project, The OLE GobiAPI provides comprehensive OLE order data mapped from any field in the GOBI order screen. This saves librarians from having to manually transfer the order information from GOBI to Kuali OLE and from loading daily MARC files, giving them immediate access to order information in OLE. This process also allows GOBI to harvest a library’s OLE order number for display in GOBI and subsequent invoice matching.

YBP Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations Mark Kendall says that YBP, an EBSCO company, continuously works to develop ways to make systems more efficient for libraries and ultimately, improve the experience of library users. “We are committed to working with our partners to improve technologies that will enhance acquisition and technical workflow efficiencies. The OLE GobiAPI will not only provide substantial value to YBP’s OLE customers but will also allow librarians to spend less time updating and maintaining internal systems, and more time helping library users.”

Kendall adds that YBP’s involvement in the development of the OLE GobiAPI is in line with EBSCO’s support of open resource integration through technology development. “EBSCO made a decision to fully open APIs for YBP’s GOBI services earlier this year to allow libraries the flexibility to choose the systems that work best for them without giving up functionality that is important to them.”

“One of Kuali OLE’s core values is to develop a next generation ILS environment that leverages integration with external vendor systems,” says James Mouw, Associate University Librarian for Collection Services. “We at Chicago are pleased to have a flexible platform like OLE that allowed for a very easy integration. We very much look forward to GobiAPI’s streamlining one of our major acquisitions flows.” The Library will offer its API development for incorporation into the base product pending approval by the project’s Functional Council. The programming funded by Chicago and developed by HTC Global Services will allow other OLE partners seamless integration with YBP’s GOBI and will be easily adaptable for use with other vendors who support the API standard.

This improved process will be available in the coming weeks. University of Chicago Systems Analyst Stuart Miller, and YBP Library Services Vice President, Academic Service Integration Ann-Marie Breaux, will discuss the analysis and development process for OLE GobiAPI during Kuali Days on Thursday, Nov. 12, starting at 3:45 p.m. at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas.

About Kuali OLE and the University of Chicago Library
Funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) is the first open source system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information. OLE went into production at the University of Chicago Library in July 2014. The Library is a founding member of the OLE project and continues in its role as an active development partner. University of Chicago Library Director and University Librarian Brenda Johnson is Chair of the OLE Board.

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 13 million titles. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, N.H., USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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]

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Non-English Scholarly Resources with Fuente Académica™ Plus

LISWire - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:57

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Non-English Scholarly Resources with Fuente Académica™ Plus
~ Largest Collection of Scholarly Journals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 3, 2015 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) introduces Fuente Académica™ Plus, a non-English, full-text resource than includes a comprehensive collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Fuente Académica Plus provides a significantly larger collection of content that other non-English scholarly resources available online.

Fuente Académica Plus is a valuable tool for academic researchers as it contains more than 1,500 full-text publications and continuously expanding back files. It provides exceptional scope with a wide range of subjects including:

• Agriculture
• Biological Sciences
• Economics
• History
• Law
• Literature
• Philosophy
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Religion
• Sociology

This new resource builds on the coverage of EBSCO’s well-received Fuente Académica Premier™ database and provides more than 500 additional scholarly journals. Fuente Académica Plus makes it possible for institutions to access expanded international coverage as their needs and budgets warrant.

Fuente Académica Plus is the ‘go-to’ resource for quality research relating to trends impacting the Latin American community. Many Latin American scholars and scientists publish in their native language and Fuente Académica Plus provides exposure and access to their research. EBSCO fully supports the growth of national journals and is committed to making non-English scholarly articles readily available to its global users.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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]

Amigos Launches eShelf Service

LISWire - Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:29

Third Annual LibLime User’s Group Meeting

LISWire - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 16:44

North Bethesda, MD, October 30, 2015 – The Third Annual LibLime User’s Group Meeting will take place the week of November 9th in Washington, DC. Agenda topics will include presentations of Bibliovation, a sneak preview of the new reporting module, a cataloging seminar from customers using the new cataloging module, a preview of the integration with EBSCO’s EDS API & Index Data’s Master Key, and a discussion about 2016 development projects. The Meeting will be available to remote customers via online teleconferencing programs. Individuals who have not yet registered to attend in person or via teleconference should contact Vicki Teal Lovely at [email protected] .

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.

ByWater Solutions Unveils Koha Klassmates Program to Library Schools Nationwide

LISWire - Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:38

10/30/2015
CONTACT:
Nicole Engard
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions Unveils Koha Klassmates Program for Library Schools Nationwide

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced the rollout of a new program dedicated to providing free hosted Koha installations for library schools nationwide for the purposes of teaching and learning about integrated library systems and open source. The program, Koha Klassmates, made a very big impact on its first day by attracting over 20 library school inquiries via the Klassmates website (http://klassmates.us). Koha Klassmates is one of the many new learning initiative being rolled out by ByWater between now and the beginning of 2016.

Nicole Engard, Vice President of Community Outreach for ByWater commented on the Klassmates program:

"When I was in library school, I remember learning about library systems from books and cataloging in word processing applications. I didn't get a chance to learn about using an ILS until I was in the library. With this program future librarians will already have hands on experience with one of the best integrated library systems out there!"

About Koha Klassmates:
Koha Klassmates is a service of ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support. This service offers free hosted installations of the Koha Open Source ILS to library school instructors for use in their classrooms. Using this service library school students can learn what it means to use a real ILS before entering the workforce. For more information or to sign up please visit: http://klassmates.us/

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–XHTML, 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/

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