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ByWater Solutions Offers Free SSL Certificates to all Hosted Customers

LISWire - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:40

1/19/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions Offers Free SSL Certificates to all Hosted Customers

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce that they will now provide SSL certificates, acquired through Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/), for all our hosted partners free of charge. ByWater will acquire the certificate, and include all configured URLs for their partner's site. They will also handle the automatic renewal of the certificate. There will be no extra charge for this service. ByWater will be bringing up all new hosted installations on a secure SSL connection and will be slowly transitioning their existing customers utilizing ByWater Hosting to SSL throughout the next several months. 

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a browser and a server. SSL allows sensitive information, such as patron logins, search queries, etc., to be transmitted securely, and rendering it immune from network eavesdropping. If you have ever gone to a site using 'https://', instead of 'http://', you've used SSL.

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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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: kohakoha ILSKoha securitybywater solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Graphic Design for Librarians Online Workshop

LISWire - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:03

January 17, 2017
Contact: Valerie Colston
[email protected]

For Immediate Release

San Diego, California January 17, 2017-Fun, Relaxed, Informative! Recommended by Librarians. Learn where to locate and use the tools, techniques and programs that make your job easier and more professional.

See what graphic design projects other librarians are creating and why this is such an informative class.

Enroll through the first week of the workshop. Class starts February 6. Join through February 13th. Open to all.

Approved for 12 TLEUs (Indiana State Library)

Sign up at http://www.artmuseums.com/graphicdesign.htm

A Sampling of Closing Comments from Librarians who took the most recent class:

Throughout this class I have learned that I don’t need any amazing software to be great, there are so many wonderful resources out there that can offer free materials and help with just the click of a button. I have used several of these resources before but I have never fully grasped how much use they really could be. I think I have found a way to make my work a more sophisticated and creative type of design. This will prove to be extremely beneficial as my work counts on me for a lot of our in house advertising. I am not sure I could pin point the most helpful information, I really loved seeing all of the examples and seeing how creative people can become with just a few websites and new templates to spice up their designs. I love how aware I am of shapes, colors, lines, and even the white space in any project I find myself doing. There are so many hidden rules and standards that help a piece flow together in a whimsical way. I couldn’t be more excited to have all of the information that has been given to me and I thank you for being such a wonderful teacher.

Learning the terminology has been something I have enjoyed. I tend to be a bit technical so having a better understanding of the process in this regard is helpful.

I have enjoyed viewing other people's projects and reading what they have to say about their projects. I find it fun to view other people's projects and the different style that they use.

The most helpful information has been the links to free image sites. I had a few bookmarked already, but now I have a ridiculous amount of images to look through.

I feel like this course was worthwhile for me to take. I now feel like I have lots of ideas for platforms as well as ideas to use to be more creative in my role. I enjoyed reading and watching videos about how to use Canva, book trailers and infographics. It was quite useful at the beginning of the course to remember the elements and principles of design as I had forgotten what they were about.

I feel I will now be more independent when designing posters, ads, book trailers, imovies and ebooks. I can help the students to think about design features like font and colours to make sure they are visually pleasing and good for any task where they need to be persuasive.

I would love to see a part 2 of this course as I feel I still have so much to practice and learn. I will recommend this course to others and felt it wasn't too overwhelming especially during the holiday season when I actually had time to do the course.
ENERGIZED BY THE WHOLE THING. I am a little sad for it to end. Very well done in a cool 'show me' format.I had fun.
As a result of taking this course, I've gained the ability to use and love Canva effectively. I have gained insight and a vocabulary surrounding graphic design I didn't have before. For example, I used to see library webpages that I liked and try to replicate them wholesale for our library, with mixed results. Now, I can pick apart the different components and think critically about what works in that particular design, and try to replicate the harmony of the components instead.

I have already used what I've learned in my work. I'm made attractive flyers and a social media post for current programs. As I was reading about writing effective website copy, I was in our website editor, adjusting the copy I had written to be more user-friendly.

The most helpful tip, hands-down was that we can use Microsoft Word to remove the background of images. That was amazing!

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: #professionaldevelopment #libraries #graphicdesignIntended Audience: Librarians

EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for Public Library Website Makeover Award

LISWire - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:19

~ One Library Will Be Awarded a Free Three-year Library Website Makeover ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 17, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Stacks Inc. (Stacks) are now accepting applications for the inaugural Stacks Public Library Website Makeover Award. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover as well as up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Entries must be received by April 3, 2017.

Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries, will work with the winning applicant to create a website that offers a relevant and robust user experience tailored for their patrons and administrator’s needs. As part of their submission, entrants are asked to include information about the challenges the library administrators and patrons face with their current library website.

President and CEO of Stacks Inc., Kristin Delwo, says the new award was developed to help a qualified library create a powerful and effective website for its patrons. “The winner of the makeover contest will be able to experience firsthand, the power of Stacks. Not only will they be able to create a truly unique library website tailored to their patrons needs, but one that can be easily managed by their administrative team. We are thrilled to work closely with the winning library to create a new library website experience.”

Applicants can submit entries via the Stacks website at www.stacksdiscovery.com/makeover. In order to enter the contest, entrants must be an employee of a public library in the United States or Canada and by at least 18 years old. The Public Library Website Makeover Award will be presented during 2017 ALA Annual Conference in June.

About Stacks Inc.
The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Faculty Library is part of the Stacks story. Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., is a former Systems Administrator & Management Consultant for a large consortia serving over 150 public libraries. Inspired by the solutions she was able to create, Kristin partnered with her then vendor, Chad Smith to evolve the products they had built into what we now know as Stacks. The team's deep library technology expertise was recognized in 2014 when the TALOnline project was recognized with the ALA Award for Collaboration and the CLA Award for Innovation in Technology. These accomplishments attracted the last key members of an all-star team that is reinventing the library experience.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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 900,000 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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LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

LISWire - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:51

North Bethesda, MD, January 18, 2017 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be participating in the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits. The conference exhibit hall will be open January 20 to January 23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #748 to see a sneak preview of our new stand alone Discovery Layer.

LibLime will be presenting our new Discovery Layer, which will be formally released in March, 2017. This new Discovery Layer will be available to all LibLime customers, but it has been specifically designed to be used by any library that is dissatisfied with their current ILS OPAC or third party Discovery service. Several features in the Discovery Layer include:

  • Support for the EBSCO EDS API with sponsorship from WALDO
  • Support for open access databases and independent commercial databases
  • Easy access to Overdrive eBook collections including current circulation status and holds capability
  • Digital object import with full-text search & retrieval
  • Easy access to bibliotecha’s cloudLibrary eBook collections including current circulation status and holds capability.
  • Rich social media immersion using community-based tags & reviews, and integration with social media tools such as Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, & others.

To find out more about our new Discovery Layer and to enter a naming contest to win an Amazon gift certificate, visit LibLime at Booth #748 at the ALA Midwinter Exhibit Hall. Additional access to our naming contest is at the entry page at www.liblime.com

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 ILSBibliovationdiscovery servicesOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

OCLC agrees to acquire Relais International to provide library consortia more options for resource sharing

LISWire - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:27

DUBLIN, Ohio, 17 January 2017—OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada, to significantly increase resource sharing options and capabilities for both Relais customers and OCLC member libraries and groups worldwide.

Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. All Relais staff members will join the OCLC staff.

“Resource sharing is at the heart of OCLC’s mission, helping patrons find and get the materials they need. Today, we not only announced the release of Tipasa, the first-ever cloud based interlibrary loan management system, but we’re now pleased to add new technological capabilities through the addition of Relais,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “Relais is the leader in consortial borrowing, facilitating the highest fill rate in the industry. Together, we will combine the best communities, best talent and best solutions to serve libraries and groups around the world. This is an excellent fit for libraries, Relais and OCLC.”

Relais D2D (Discovery to Delivery) solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing, and continues to grow. It is a state-of-the-art solution consistent with OCLC’s vision for a new service to address the needs of consortial borrowing users.

“We’ve been an OCLC partner for years, and we have a strong relationship with the OCLC team,” said Clare MacKeigan, Chief Operating Officer, Relais International. “We have been considering the long-term sustainability and continuity of service to our growing customer base. OCLC will provide a solid future for Relais and all of our current customers. OCLC shares our vision. We’re confident that OCLC is the best home for Relais, and I’m excited to be joining the OCLC team.”

OCLC currently offers resource sharing solutions on the WorldShare technology platform. The WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service provides core ILL capabilities to thousands of libraries. Today, OCLC also announced the roll-out of Tipasa, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system. The acquisition of Relais will provide a best-in-class consortial borrowing solution. Together, these systems and services deliver a comprehensive set of resource sharing solutions for libraries around the world.

Learn more about Relais and how it fits in OCLC’s resource sharing strategy at the OCLC Resource Sharing User Group Meeting during the ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22, at 4 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room A410.

There will be more discussion about Relais and OCLC during the 2017 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference, March 14-16, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Tags: resource sharingTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

OCLC introduces ‘Tipasa’ interlibrary loan management system

LISWire - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:07

DUBLIN, Ohio, 17 January 2017—OCLC introduces Tipasa™, the first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The new Tipasa system is built on the OCLC WorldShare technology platform and takes advantage of the world’s largest resource sharing network.

“Tipasa is an exciting addition to our expanding list of cloud-based services that continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of libraries and their users,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Product Management. “We’re grateful to the ILL community for their tremendous support and engagement in Tipasa’s development over the last nine months. Since we announced this project in March, the response and input from the community has been invaluable to our development efforts. We would not have been able to launch this system so quickly without the community’s support and involvement.”

Tipasa reimagines features and functionality of the Windows-based ILLiad service, and moves them to the cloud. Because updates and enhancements happen automatically in a cloud-based system, Tipasa requires only limited IT resources. The simple interface is easy to use, making it easy to train staff, volunteers and student assistants.

Libraries have the option to create unmediated processes to move requests to lending libraries and then to the user—anywhere, anytime, on any device—without requiring manual approval. Library users can receive customized email and text notifications, and they can access content as soon as it becomes available.

Tipasa complements a growing list of OCLC resource sharing solutions. OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides core interlibrary loan services to thousands of libraries around the world. WorldShare ILL and Tipasa are built on the WorldShare technology platform. OCLC also announced today an agreement to acquire Relais International, the leader in consortial borrowing. Together, these systems and services deliver a comprehensive set of resource sharing solutions for libraries around the world.

OCLC shared its plans to begin the Tipasa project in March 2016. Current ILLiad users will be able to move to Tipasa over time. To date, more than 50 libraries have committed to the first phase of the early-adopter program to implement Tipasa, and eight libraries are currently using the system.

“Having a cloud-based system is really beneficial,” said Jillian Maruskin, Public Services Librarian & Interlibrary Loan Manager, Ohio Wesleyan University, an early-adopter library. “I do a lot of different jobs in the library, so to be able to have the flexibility is something I’ve been waiting for.”

Learn more about Tipasa at the OCLC Resource Sharing User Group Meeting during the ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, January 22, at 4 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center, Room A410.

There will be more discussion about Tipasa during the 2017 OCLC Resource Sharing Conference, March 14-16, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Tags: resource sharingTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

Equinox Transitions to NonProfit to Benefit Libraries

LISWire - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 16:14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, Georgia–January 12, 2017

On January 1, 2017, Equinox Software, Inc., the premiere support and service provider for the Evergreen Integrated Library System, became Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc., a nonprofit corporation serving libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. This change comes after several years of consideration, evaluation of community needs, planning, and preparation. The change allows Equinox to better serve its customers and communities by broadening its mission of bringing more open source technology to a wide array of institutions dedicated to serving the public good.

About the conversion from for-profit to nonprofit, Mike Rylander, president of the new Equinox Open Library Initiative said, "Everyone at Equinox is dedicated to the mission of helping libraries of all types adopt and use open source software. We have been involved in this work for ten years now, and our move to become a nonprofit helps us further that mission. Importantly, this change also matches more closely the cooperative, community-focused ethos of the open source technologies with which we work. We could not be more excited to move forward in this new direction."

Jason Etheridge, an Equinox founder, added, "In 2009, we wrote an open letter to the community called the Equinox Promise, where we pledged to adhere to ideas such as transparency, code sharing, maintaining a single code set, and, in general, working with and within the Evergreen and Koha communities. This built on the original vision of Evergreen as software that should be open source for both philosophical and pragmatic reasons. Equinox becoming a nonprofit is another promise, one with legal teeth, where our charitable purpose is put front and center. I see no better way to participate in the gift culture known as open source, and in our Evergreen and Koha communities."

While daily operations at Equinox will not change, company leaders highlight that going forward there will be new opportunities for service expansion and enhancement, as well as creative funding options for projects that enhance library services. Grace Dunbar, Equinox Vice President, pointed out, "By becoming a nonprofit organization, Equinox will actually be able to do more and grow our service offerings to the library community. I think it's important to note we're not changing our services—we still offer a complete suite of services for seamless migration, support, and development for open source software library software. However, by making the change to nonprofit we will be able to grow in a way that does not require a merger or acquisition with a proprietary software company and will allow us to integrate more resources into our mission."

About Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc.

Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies.

For more information, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/
Equinox Transitions to NonProfit to Benefit Libraries

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Librarians

Practical guidance for any librarian learning to deal with data

LISWire - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 07:37

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Data Librarian’s Handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall.

This new book, written by two data librarians with over 30 years’ experience, unpicks the everyday role of the data librarian and offers practical guidance on how to collect, curate and crunch data for economic, social and scientific purposes.

Interest in data has been growing in recent years. Support for this peculiar class of digital information – its use, preservation and curation, and how to support researchers’ production and consumption of it in ever greater volumes to create new knowledge, is needed more than ever. Many librarians and information professionals are finding their working life is pulling them toward data support or research data management but lack the skills required.

Covering everything from handling, managing and curating data; data literacy; research data management policies; data management plans; data repositories; confidential or sensitive data; open scholarship and open science, The Data Librarian’s Handbook is a must-read for all new entrants to the field, LIS students and working professionals.

The authors said, “Our aim is to offer an insider’s view of data librarianship as it is today, with plenty of practical examples and advice. At times we link this to wider academic and research agendas and scholarly communication trends, while grounding these thoughts back in theeveryday work of data librarians and other information professionals”.

Robin Rice is Data Librarian at EDINA and Data Library, an organisation providing data services for research and education based in Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.

John Southall is Data Librarian for the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. He is based in the Social Science Library and is subject consultant for Economics, Sociology and Social Policy & Intervention.

Ends

Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Link to the cover image:
https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783300471.jpg

The Data Librarian's Handbook | Jan 2017 | 192pp | paperback: 9781783300471 | £54.95 | hardback: 9781783300983 | £89.95 | eBook: 9781783301836| £54.95

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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ByWater Solutions Receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

LISWire - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:50

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions Receives Platinum in 2017 Modern Library Awards

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award in the third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application, and then were posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.

Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. ByWater scored a 9.0 out of 10.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:

"We are very excited to have received a Platinum award in this year's MLAs. It is a testament to our team members' hard work and commitment to making sure all of our customers are treated with the care and respect that they deserve. We take customer service very seriously and will continue to provide the same levels of support to our libraries regardless of how much we grow as a company."

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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/

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

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EBSCO Information Services Wins Bronze in Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology

LISWire - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:35

~ EBSCO Discovery Service™ and Leadership & Management Learning Center™ Win Award in Best Advance in Performance Support Technology ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 10, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been awarded Bronze in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Awards for Best Advance in Performance Support Technology. EBSCO won the coveted award due to the effective combination of its powerful search platform, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and its robust organizational learning solution, Leadership & Management Learning Center™ (LMLC).

EBSCO Discovery Service is an enterprise research platform that helps employees connect with the most relevant information for their search. EDS also provides managers with ample leadership and management resources as well as authoritative articles from peer-reviewed journals. Leadership & Management Learning Center™ is a turnkey solution that provides best practices content from industry thought leaders.

The entry for the Brandon Hall Group Award highlighted the effectiveness of EDS and LMLC for an organization in Australia, The Benevolent Society. Together, EDS and LMLC offered the Benevolent Society a powerful research platform customized to meet their research and learning objectives and provide them with a full-featured user experience.

EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Strategy Tamir Borensztajn says the award supports the effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service to accelerate research. “EDS takes research to the next level through a perfect combination of content and technology, and helps users find and access the highest-quality content for the best-possible research experience.”

“The fundamental goal of LMLC is to serve the informal learning needs of organizations and this award recognizes that accomplishment” says Vice President of Product Management, Tad Goltra. “We applied our innovative technology to create a learning tool that enables continuous, self-directed learning.”

“We congratulate our Technology Award winners, and also thank them for leading the way in designing and utilizing technologies that empower organizations to enhance – and in some cases transform – their organizations,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives based upon the product’s breakthrough innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition and measurable results.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.
With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is the most well-known and established research organization in the performance improvement industry. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Brandon Hall Group has an extensive repository of thought leadership, research and expertise in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that Empowers Excellence Through Content, Collaboration and Community. Our members have access to research that helps them make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, combined with research-powered advisory services customized to their needs. (www.brandonhall.com).

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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 900,000 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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Choice Awards Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2016

LISWire - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 09:30

Leiden (NL) / Paderborn (GER) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 9 January 2017

Brill is proud to announce that three Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2016 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

Out of over 7,000 reviews in Choice during the previous calendar year, only 10% are selected as “Outstanding Academic Titles” and published in the Choice January issue each year. The awarded titles represent the extraordinary scientific and scholarly quality in their respective discipline. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website: http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/outstanding.

This year, besides winning an “Outstanding Academic Titles” award, Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam Online, third edition, was also chosen as the Top Internet Resource of 2016.

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The list of Brill’s winning titles, with our sincere congratulations to their authors:

The Encyclopaedia of Islam Online, Third edition
Edited by Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas and Everett Rowson
http://www.brill.com/publications/online-resources/encyclopaedia-islam-o...

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
Franco Montanari
English Edition edited by Madeleine Goh and Chad Schroeder, under the auspices of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University
Advisory Editors: Gregory Nagy and Leonard Muellner
http://www.brill.com/products/book/brill-dictionary-ancient-greek
Also available online: http://www.brill.com/products/online-resources/brill-dictionary-ancient-...

Contesting the Yellow Dragon
Ethnicity, Religion, and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland
Xiaofei Kang and Donald S. Sutton
http://www.brill.com/products/book/contesting-yellow-dragon

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013 (http://www.brill.com/news/two-brill-titles-named-outstanding-academic-ti...) and 2014 (http://www.brill.com/news/choice-awards-10-brill-publications-outstandin...).
More information about Choice: http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/about.
Questions about these or other Brill titles? Please contact us a [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 (The Netherlands), Paderborn (Germany), Boston (USA) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 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.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/choice-awards-brill-publications-outstanding-a...

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EBSCO Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

LISWire - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 15:08

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 5, 2017 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 20-24 in Atlanta. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, January 22.

The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship defrays the cost of attending the conference and allows the librarians to benefit from the professional development and networking opportunities available at the conference. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What will be the next game changer(s) for your library? How will your attendance at ALA Midwinter 2017 help you to contribute to the future of your library and libraries overall?

The scholarship winners are:
• Liya Deng, Social Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor, Eastern Washington University Libraries, Cheney, Washington
• Kerry Townsend, Library Media Coordinator, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, Missouri.
• Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
• Lisa Nowlain, Youth Librarian, Nevada County Community Library, Nevada City, California
• Jennifer Bayer, Adult Reference Librarian, Larry J. Ringer Library, College Station, Texas

All of the librarians made predictions about what technologies would be game changers in the next several years. Liya Deng, a first year Social Sciences librarian at Eastern Washington University believes that “data-driven learning and assessment will be the next crucial area of focus for the EWU library because the results of such work will enable us to impact student learning and retention in more meaningful ways.”
Applicants were judged by an ALA-designated jury: jury chairman Elizabeth Nelson, Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.; Dorothy J. Owens, Pamela Jo Renfrow, and Sarah Sullivan.

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 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 900,000 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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Mercy College of Health Sciences Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Thu, 12/29/2016 - 09:13

12/29/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Mercy College of Health Sciences Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at the Mercy College of Health Sciences, of Des Moines, Iowa is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings from Library.Solution earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://mchs.bywatersolutions.com/. ByWater has expressed their excitement regarding this partnership and is happy to assist another health science library in taking advantage of the benefits found in using an open source ILS.

About the Mercy College of Health Sciences Library:
The mission of Mercy College Library is to facilitate student success, to provide access to resources for the academic, professional and personal development of the Mercy College community and its affiliates, and to promote life-long learning and information literacy. In addition to the five core values of Mercy College of Health Sciences, the Library values:

  • Service - The Library is service-oriented first and foremost.
  • Collaboration - The Library values collaboration among its own staff, across the entire MCHS community, and with local, state and national libraries, associations and consortia to advance the Library’s mission of serving others.
  • Access - The Library values free and open access to its services and collections.
  • Information Literacy - The Library values teaching users how to gather, critically evaluate, and use information.

The Mercy College Library is a dynamic member of the MCHS community and provides equitable access to information for those on campus and those engaged in online education. The Library embraces and promotes change in its organization, collections, and services to meet current demands and anticipate future needs, and encourages and supports both independent and collaborative learning at all levels within the community. For more information please visit: http://www.mchs.edu/Academics/Library

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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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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Dr. Scott Barron Named Deputy Editor of Pediatrics for DynaMed Plus®

LISWire - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:55

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 20, 2016 — Pediatric content in the evidence-based clinical reference tool DynaMed Plus® from EBSCO Health will benefit from the appointment of Scott Barron, M.D. as the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics. Dr. Barron brings with him over 20 years of experience in General and Emergency Pediatric Medicine to this new position.

A graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Barron completed his Pediatric Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, he also served as the Director of Evidence-Based Pathways for the Pediatric Emergency Department at Nemours Children’s Hospital and as a leader in medical student education.

As a deputy editor, Dr. Barron oversees the integration of pediatric content for DynaMed Plus. He supervises medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using a proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says the addition of Dr. Barron will improve the pediatric content already available in DynaMed Plus. “Dr. Barron’s experience and expertise will enhance an already solid foundation of pediatric evidence available in DynaMed Plus so that medical professionals have the information they need in their pediatric clinical practice.”

For more information about DynaMed Plus and its editorial team, visit: http://www.dynamed.com/home/

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]

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Brill completes acquisition of Ferdinand Schöningh / Wilhelm Fink and appoints Managing Director

LISWire - Tue, 12/20/2016 - 08:41

Leiden, 20 December 2016

Following an earlier announcement Brill, the international scholarly publisher, today has completed the acquisition of Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink, including the imprint Konstanz University Press.

The Germany based publishing houses have an annual turnover of more than € 3 million. The acquisition is accretive and will strengthen Brill’s program in History, Theology, Literature and Cultural Studies, Media Studies and Philosophy. The publishing list comprises of a catalogue of 5,500 books and over 300 new titles per year as well as 7 journals.

Owner and Managing Director of the companies, Ms Voßhans-Schöningh, says: “The business has been family owned since 1847. It was not an easy decision for us to sell, but we are happy to have found the right partner to take our publishing houses into the future. The program of Brill, Schöningh and Fink are complementary and Brill has the right publishing environment and a big international network that will serve our customers, authors and the foundations we work with.”

Brill has appointed Jörg Persch as Managing Director of Schöningh and Fink. He will be responsible for the publishing program and local management. After 13 years Persch is leaving Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, where he was Publishing Director for Theology and Religion as well as Managing Director of their US subsidiary in Bristol, Connecticut. Herman Pabbruwe, CEO of Brill, is very pleased with the appointment: “With his vast knowledge of the German academic market and long international experience, Jörg Persch is the right candidate to facilitate the future development of Schöningh and Fink.”

Brill has its headquarters in Leiden and will maintain the office location in Paderborn, Germany, in addition to the offices in Boston and Singapore. Ordering and customer service of Ferdinand Schöningh, Wilhelm Fink and Konstanz University Press will continue as usual through their distributor Brockhaus Commission in Stuttgart, Germany. For a complete title list and ordering information please visit www.schöningh.de, www.fink.de and www.kup.de.

For questions about this press release please contact Jasmin Lange, Director Business Development at Brill (+31 (0)6-21282145 or [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 about 900 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 Ferdinand Schöningh
Founded in 1847 in Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh specializes in History, Catholic Theology, Pedagogy, Linguistics and Literary Studies. The program comprises of highly esteemed book series published under the auspices of foundations such as Stiftung Konrad Adenauer Haus, Otto von Bismarck Stiftung and Kommission für Zeitgeschichte. It also includes the Handbook of the History of Religion, Handbook of Pedagogy and monographs on Ancient History, History of Synods, Modern History, National Socialism as well as Violence and Perpetrator History. The family-owned company publishes several journals and around 170 new titles per year. They are a member and shareholder of UTB, a successful German based marketing and sales organization for textbooks and academic literature.


About Wilhelm Fink
In 1962 Wilhelm Fink, previous editor of Deutsche Verlags Anstalt DVA, founded his own publishing company. Starting with a number of philological works the program, which was acquired by Ferdinand Schöningh in 1973, expanded into Philosophy, Art and Cultural Studies. Amongst others the publisher established the field Media Studies in the intellectual debate in Germany and oversaw the editing of important collected works of Johan Huizinga, Susan Taubes and Friedrich Kittler. With the University of Konstanz, Wilhelm Fink established hermeneutics as a theory in modern intellectual history. The cooperation with the university led to the foundation of Konstanz University Press as an imprint of Wilhelm Fink. The company publishes well-known journals and around 160 new titles per year and is also a member and shareholder of UTB.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-completes-acquisition-ferdinand-schoning...

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EBSCO Information Services and Clarivate Analytics to Make Two New Resources Available via EBSCOhost®

LISWire - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:28

~ BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record Will Be Available via EBSCOhost® Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 15, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be adding two new resources, BIOSIS Previews™ and Zoological Record™, to the EBSCOhost® platform. EBSCO and Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, have expanded their partnership to make these two resources available via EBSCOhost, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

BIOSIS Previews, a bibliographic database covering life sciences and biomedical sciences, combines journal content from Biological Abstracts® with supplemental, non-journal coverage from Biological Abstracts/RRM® (Reports, Reviews, Meetings). With backfiles to 1926, researchers can access current or retrospective literature in areas such as pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and environmental and consumer issues.

Zoological Record is an index of zoological literature, and is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. The broad scope of content ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences and coverage extends back to 1864.

Head of Research and Discovery at Clarivate Analytics Joelle Masciulli says, “We are excited to make this valuable content available to customers through the EBSCOhost platform, joining our long-time partnership with EBSCO for Biological Abstracts and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts. This partnership represents our commitment to serving our customers’ needs and integrating our data into their critical workflows wherever possible.”

Making these resource available via the EBSCOhost platform and in EBSCO Discovery Service™ will further extend its reach to users. EBSCOhost is a customizable, intuitive search experience designed to cater to user needs and preferences at every level of research. EBSCO Discovery Service brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

About Clarivate Analytics
Clarivate™Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. Formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, we’ve been assisting our customers for over 60 years. Now as an independent company with over 4,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries around the world, we remain expert, objective and agile. For more information, please visit us at Clarivate.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 900,000 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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The Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 10:49

12/15/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County 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 Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County of Anniston, Alabama is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 130,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://anniston.bywatersolutions.com/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater also commented on the Library's move to Koha:

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the staff of the Anniston-Calhoun Library for their implementation and ongoing Koha support. We are excited to see such a high level of interest for open source in Alabama! The team at the library have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long a productive relationship together. "

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/

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Brill announces the Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2016

LISWire - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 05:24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 15 December 2016

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2016

Brill is very happy to announce that the winner of the 2016 Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is Fatma Öncel, PhD candidate at Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

Her article "Land, Tax and Power in the Ottoman Provinces: The Malikane-Mukataa of Esma Sultan in Alasonya (c. 1780-1825)" was chosen as the winner by the board of Brill's journal Turkish Historical Review (www.brill.com/THR). Read the praise and an abstract of her article on the Early Career Paper Prize website page: http://www.brill.com/about/winner-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-...

Fatma will receive a €750,- cash prize and her article will be published in an upcoming issue of Turkish Historical Review. It will be free to access up until a month after publication. More information will follow in Brill’s upcoming email newsletters: http://www.brill.com/email-newsletters.

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing. For more information about the award, please visit the Early Career Paper Prize website page.

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 about 900 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.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-announces-winner-middle-east-and-islamic...

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Bedford Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:54

12/8/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Bedford Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Bedford Public Library, of Bedford, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: https://catalog.bedfordlibrary.org/

Libraries migrating from the major traditional proprietary ILSes to Koha from ByWater typically save an average of 49% on their annual ILS costs. Maria Redburn, Director of the Library stated that "switching to Koha saved the Bedford Public Library $32,000.00 annually"

"The savings we are providing for public libraries in the US are substantial" stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater. He continues: "with the money saved, many libraries invest some of the savings back into the software to create new features that all Koha users in the world will have access to. Either that or they can use this money for new programs or additional hires, ultimately leading to a happier patron base. We are thrilled to facilitate these savings. "

About the Bedford Public Library:
The Bedford Public Library is a vibrant, state-of-the-art facility that has become a popular destination for its citizens. The Library is open 7 days a week for a total of 59 hours. The Library collection includes over 100,000 items including adult and children’s classics, modern best sellers, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs, music CDs and audio books. The Information Services Division prides itself on answering questions using authoritative services and educating patrons in how to use these resources. The Library acts as a bridge for the digital divide by providing public computers, online databases, ebooks, free wireless Internet access and computer classes. The Youth Services Division seeks to instill a passion for reading and learning in the children in our community. A host of program opportunities, including toddler and preschool story times, Mother Goose story time, Library Buddies teen tutoring, Bookworms book club and various adult programs are offered. The library continues to search for new and better ways to provide services and to involve itself in the community. For more information please visit: http://www.bedfordlibrary.org/

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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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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Brill launches the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

LISWire - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 12 December 2016

International scholarly publisher Brill has launched the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL) is the most complete and up-to-date reference work on the Chinese language available today. It consists of more than 550 articles written by scholars from around the world, with the majority residing in Asia. Covering subjects on all possible aspects of Chinese, from morphology and language acquisition to sign language and youth language, this is a reference work no major research institution can be without.

The ECLL is available as a 5-volume print edition (www.brill/ecll) and online (www.brill.com/eclo) on Brill’s Reference Works platform.

The official launch of ECLL took place in Hong Kong and Singapore last week, in the presence of Editor-in-Chief, Rint Sybesma (Leiden University) and Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, Liesbeth Kanis. Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8cKgGpoOlQ.

Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, comments: “Publication of the ECLL is a massive achievement on the part of the editors and the numerous contributors, many of whom are based in Asia. This mammoth academic reference work will prove the primary resource on Chinese languages and linguistics for years to come. We are happy at Brill to offer it to the scholarly world both in print and online.”

Rint Sybesma, Editor-in Chief of ECLL, comments: “It was an ambitious project: Chinese linguistics is a huge field, with a long history both in China and abroad, and it is a field that is very much alive today, so from the start we knew it was going to be monumental. Covering a wide range of topics (from the origin of writing to musical notation and from oracle bone syntax to neurolinguistic processing) in more than 500 articles by more than 350 authors from all over the world, we, as editors, are quite happy with the result. And proud, too, of course.”

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, at [email protected].

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