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Huntsville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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

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

Huntsville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Brillopen accessCILEOAjournalEthicsIslamOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

Second edition of the landmark guide to digital curation

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

27/4/2016

For immediate release:

Second edition of the landmark guide to digital curation

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

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

The key topics covered include:

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

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

-ends

Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

Tags: digital preservationmetadatadigital archivingdigital stewardshipdata managementresearch dataOAISlinked dataOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

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

22/4/2016

For immediate release:

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals

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

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

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

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

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

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Press and review copies contact:

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

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

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

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

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

Amigos eShelf(SM) Service partners with Elsevier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emporia State University Teaching with Koha Klassmates

LISWire - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 16:05

4/19/2016
CONTACT:
Nicole Engard
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Emporia State University Teaching with 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 'Information Technology' class at the Emporia State University, will be using Koha through the Klassmates (http://klassmates.us) program.

Brenda Hough, Lecturer at Emporia, spoke of her plans for her students using Klassmates:

"This is a great opportunity for students to not only get hands-on experience with the staff side of an integrated library system, but it's also an introduction to open source software. Some students in library school don't yet have library work experience. It's easy for them to get OPAC experience, but until ByWater offered this, gaining access to the staff side of things has been a challenge. Thank you ByWater!"

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–HTML5, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: kohaklassmateskoha studentslearning kohaopen sourceOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Five Time Inc. Titles to Digital Archives

LISWire - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 11:48

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Five Time Inc. Titles to Digital Archives
Iconic Brands Include Fortune, Life, People, Sports Illustrated and Time

IPSWICH, MA – April 19, 2016 – Digital magazine archives from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are now available for five renowned Time Inc. brands. These include the complete, extensive and searchable digital versions of the Fortune, Life, People, Sports Illustrated and Time Magazine Archives.

Time Inc. content provides researchers access to information about 20th-century history, politics and culture, as well as the history of business, advertising, sports and leisure.
Each digital archive includes full indexing of all articles and advertisements, making it easy to search using the EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ interfaces.

“These digital magazine archives will allow scholarly and casual researchers to easily find relevant content from Time Inc. while using EBSCO resources that are familiar to them,” said Mike Laddin, EBSCO Senior Vice President of Product Management.

Jim Jacovides, Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Licensing and Syndication, Time Inc., added, “Time Inc. is pleased to extend its long-standing relationship with EBSCO through this new partnership to offer content from five of our iconic brands to EBSCO’s users through its archive products.”
Over the years, the Time Inc. brands have connected readers to some of the biggest ideas and innovations of our time, each with its own focus.

• Fortune, a global leader in business journalism, is known for its unrivaled access to industry leaders and decision makers. Founded in 1930, Fortune has transformed into a digital-first operation with nearly 17 million monthly unique visitors on Fortune.com, as well as 3.4 million global readers in print. Fortune is home to some of the strongest business franchises, including: Fortune 500, Best Companies to Work For, World's Most Admired Companies, Fastest Growing Companies and Most Powerful Women. The Fortune Conference Division extends the brand's mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences for top-level executives, including the Fortune Global Forum and the Most Powerful Women Summit.
• Since 1936, Life has used photojournalism to document current events, daily living and topics of cultural and environmental interest around the world by presenting extraordinary images of people, animals, landscapes and technology with informative captions.
• People revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
• Sports Illustrated chronicles weekly events in the world of sports. Originally focused on amateur and recreational sports, such as polo and boating, the magazine broadened its scope to document the evolution of professional and collegiate sports, as well as marketing, business and culture at large.
• The world’s most trusted source for news, Time captures the events that shape our lives through exceptional reporting, writing, video and photography. Time reaches more than 100 million readers worldwide, including the domestic and international print editions, Time.com, social platforms, visual journalism and Time for Kids. With a social reach of more than 30 million, Time has one of the largest followings of any magazine brand in the industry. Time has 9.5 million Facebook followers, more than 10 million Twitter followers and 2.2 million Instagram followers.

The Time Inc. brands are the latest additions to the EBSCO archives. Other archives currently available include Architectural Digest, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, the National Review, the New Republic, New Scientist and The Nation. For more information, visit http://www.ebscohost.com/archives.

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

About Time Inc.
Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom, such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc. is home to celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attend our live media events every year. We have been extending the power of our brands through various investments and acquisitions, including the formation of Sports Illustrated Play, a new business devoted to youth and amateur sports, and the acquisition of INVNT, a company that specializes in live media. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.

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

Time Inc.
Jill Davison
VP, Corporate Communications
212-522-0105
[email protected]

Time Inc.
Jim Jacovides
SVP, Partnerships, Licensing & Syndication
212-522-4758
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOTimeMagazinearchivesOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

Provide the best learning support for your students

LISWire - Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:08

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Barbara Allan’s latest book, Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning.

It is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in higher education as the sector experiences rapid changes including: an increasingly diverse student population with evolving expectations; changes in technology such as the rise in the use of social media; increased emphasis on employability and internationalization; development of new social learning spaces; as well as an ever-decreasing resource base. As a result of these changes, new approaches to supporting student learning are developing rapidly.

In the past five years, developments in both the theory and practice of learning and teaching have created a complex landscape which it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides practical guidance and brings together theory and practice in an accessible style. The book covers a wide range of tools and techniques (relevant to face-to-face, blended learning and online practices) which will suit students in different contexts from large groups of 500+ to very small classes of research students.
Making extensive use of case studies, examples, checklists and tables, the book covers key topics including, digital literacies, working with diversity, employability and designing, delivering and evaluating learning and teaching activities.

Author Barbara Allan said, “In writing this book, I wanted to capture the many different ways in which information professionals are supporting student learning in a time of rapid change. As ideas about learning and teaching have changed, so have professional practices which involve supporting students online, in social learning spaces, the library, as well as in classrooms. Practitioners use a variety of technologies ranging from their institution’s virtual learning environment through to social media. The relationships between students and information professionals is changing and the idea of ‘students as co-creators’ is producing new forms of working together. Overall, this is an exciting (although challenging) time to be supporting student learning and this book explores current practices.”
Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning will be essential reading for different groups working in colleges and universities such as library and information workers, staff developers, educational technologists, educational development project workers, educational change agents and students of library and information science who are planning their careers in higher education institutions.

Find out more: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=300709

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: librarieslibrary and information scienceInformation Literacyhigher educationIntended Audience: Librarians

Ritzville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:05

4/15/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Ritzville Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

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

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 12,000 titles late last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Ritzville Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://catalog.ritzvillelibrary.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/

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

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

A Gruffalo! What’s a Gruffalo? World famous children’s book illustrator shares his skills at Mini Literature Festival (in Bradford)

LISWire - Wed, 04/13/2016 - 06:14

Gruffalo co-creator Axel Scheffler will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils at (12.30pm, Bradford Grammar School, 18 April).

Axel Scheffler, who brought to life one of the world’s best-loved monsters, will be leading a Mini Literature Festival for West Yorkshire school pupils to celebrate a new 2.1 million library at Bradford Grammar School (BGS).
Axel Scheffler, co-creator of ‘The Gruffalo’, will visit BGS on Monday 18 April to open the new library and take part in a day of Gruffalo-related activities including ‘festival workshops’.

Simon Hinchliffe, Headmaster at Bradford Grammar School, said: “We are thrilled that Axel will be opening our new library and the unique opportunity this gives for our pupils to get creative with the help of such an experienced children’s book artist.”

The workshops will include arts and crafts tips, reading sessions, making art displays for the classroom, a LIVE drawing workshop by Axel himself, where he will show pupils his very own techniques, and a book signing.
As part of the ‘Mini Literature Festival’ Axel will also be joined by award-winning sculptor and writer, Anthony Padgett, renowned poet and best-selling children's writer Nick Toczek and children's writer Saci Lloyd, author of the Carbon Diaries.

The collective will also run a series of exciting workshops with pupils from Years 2 to 13 (6 to18 year olds) including poetry recitals, open mic sessions, talks about their work, careers and life experiences and Q and A sessions throughout the afternoon.

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LearningExpress Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist

LISWire - Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:57

LearningExpress Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best College and Career Readiness Solution
~ PrepSTEP™ Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 12, 2016 — LearningExpress, an EBSCO company and leading provider of standardized test preparation, today announced that PrepSTEP™ was named a finalist for the 2016 SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category. PrepSTEP™ was named as one of the 160 finalists across 29 education technology categories.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology.

Winners will be announced during a virtual award ceremony on May 18. The top honour of best overall educational product will be presented at Education Industry Symposium, the nation’s leading education technology conference, in Denver July 26. The announcement will take place during a special celebration party and dinner.
PrepSTEP™ is a dynamic online learning platform that can change the lives of students, through academic success and preparation for today’s workplace. It is packed with powerful resources for self-guided skill building, supplemental development materials, as well as vital tools for career preparation and workforce readiness.
Kheil McIntyre, LearningExpress’ Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director said about PrepSTEP’s status as a CODiE finalist, “Our passion is to provide agile and innovative online resources that empower people to succeed. PrepSTEP is just another example of how we remain true to mission of helping students and adult learners achieve academic and career success.”
“Every year the list of CODIE finalists is a case study of how the ed tech industry is using new technologies in combination with knowledge about how people learn to respond to customer needs. They’re opening doors for learners of all ages.” said Karen Billings, vice president and managing director of ETIN.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

About SIIA
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.

About ETIN
ETIN (the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA) is the leading voice for 200+ companies that provide software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PK-20 sector. ETIN drives growth and innovation within the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, government relations and critical ed tech market information. For more information, visit siia.net/etin.

About LearningExpress
LearningExpress, founded in 1995 and a part of EBSCO Information Services since April 2015, is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the business, education, government, and library markets. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com.

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

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For more information, please contact:

EBSCO Information Services:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

LearningExpress:
Janine Y. Swenson
Director of Marketing
LearningExpress, an EBSCO company
[email protected]

SIIA/ETIN Communications Contact:
Allison Bostrom
+1.202.789.4466
[email protected]

Tags: LearningExpressEBSCOCODiETopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

PlumX Metrics Help University of Helsinki Gauge Reach of Research

LISWire - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 12:01

PlumX Metrics Help University of Helsinki Gauge Reach of Research
~ New Type of Metrics Provide University Researchers Greater Insights ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 11, 2016 — The University of Helsinki is the first university in Finland to use altmetrics provided by Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, to gain greater insight into the research output of its scholars. Departments in several different disciplines are using PlumX Dashboard to monitor and quantify the digital footprint of its research, and in the process, are seeing how the instant feedback these metrics offer can be useful alongside standard academic citations when analyzing how its research is being used.

PlumX metrics have been an effective measure of real-time use of research articles for the university. The participating departments have seen feedback from several of the unique metrics that PlumX provides, including usage, captures, mentions, social media and citations. Through PlumX, the University is able to see a graphical summary, or Plum Print, of metrics for articles from researchers that are grouped by discipline. PlumX also shows metrics for individual researchers within their disciplines. Each type of metric can be analyzed separately, providing researchers with a granular view of their research’s impact.

Researchers at the university who are working with PlumX Dashboard believe that the PlumX metrics it provides will play an increasing role in the way researchers evaluate the impact of their research, especially as these tools become more entrenched in universities and libraries. According to Service Director Pälvi Kaiponen, “Altmetrics is still in its early stages, but as technology advances, its importance is likely to grow. It is essential to be involved from the beginning, so that we can influence the development of the tools. Perhaps in the near future altmetrics in sciences and other disciplines will be just as commonplace as traditional metrics are now.”

For more information on PlumX Dashboard and the entire PlumX Suite, visit http://plumanalytics.com/.

About University of Helsinki
The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, the University of Helsinki typically ranks among the top 100. The University of Helsinki seeks solutions for global challenges and creates new ways of thinking for the best of humanity. Through the power of science, the University has contributed to society, education and welfare since 1640.

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 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 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

Tags: Plum AnalyticsEBSCOUniversity of HelsinkialtmetricsTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Brill Books Now Indexed by Google Scholar

LISWire - Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:47

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 11 April 2016

As one of the first publishers, Brill’s edited book volumes will be indexed by Google Scholar, the most influential web search engine for the scholarly world. Google Scholar allows users to search for digital or physical copies of articles, whether online or in libraries. It indexes full-text journal articles, technical reports, preprints, theses, books, and other scholarly documents. So far, Google Scholar has already been indexing Brill’s journal articles. As of now, this is also the case for Brill’s e-books.

Albert Schoenmaker, Senior Product Manager Platforms with Brill: “We see that Google Scholar is an important discovery tool for scholars to find our journal articles. In Brill’s main subject areas, books are an important channel for scholarly communication. Our users will welcome the enhancement of Google Scholar in relevant books in their field.”

Brill has adjusted its Books and Journals platform to allow book content to be indexed by Google Scholar, thus improving the discoverability of this content. The adjustments have been made in close cooperation with platform provider Ingenta.

Justin Ackerman, Customer Services Director at Ingenta commented: “We have been working closely with Google Scholar for some time now, looking at innovative ways to link researchers with the wealth of information available via our platforms. Our work on Brill Online should significantly improve the discovery of its book titles via the indexing facility and ultimately drive more traffic to the site as a result.”

For more information, please contact Albert Schoenmaker, Sr. Product Manager Platforms: [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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-books-now-indexed-google-scholar

Tags: BrillAcademic eBooksebook indexinggoogle scholarOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

Brill Starts Partnership with Kudos

LISWire - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 08:11

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 8 April 2016

International publisher Brill has signed an agreement with Kudos to help authors maximize their impact. Starting April 2016, the Kudos platform will be available for all authors within Brill’s publishing program.

Kudos is a platform which allows authors to enrich their publications, and to maximize their visibility, by providing new means to engage with their digital community on social media, in just a few clicks. By providing this new service, Brill will further improve the dissemination and visibility of their high quality research.

“Our new partnership marries Brill’s long tradition in publishing high quality scholarly research with the Kudos team’s expertise in new media and its ability to help increase visibility and impact of research,” says Charlie Rapple, Sales & Marketing Director and Co-founder of Kudos. “We are proud to be working with Brill and look forward to helping their researchers broaden the reach of their work.”

"Today’s top quality service to authors asks for support in the digital world as well. Kudos helps Brill to further improve that top quality author service and at the same time creates better visibility for its publications. A valuable innovation has been added to Brill’s 333 years of publishing experience," says Peter Coebergh, EVP Sales & Marketing.

For more information, contact Caroline van Erp, Marketing Manager: [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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 243 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

About Kudos
Kudos is a new service that helps researchers and their institutions to measure, monitor and maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles. It builds on three core principles: that readers are increasingly struggling to filter the growing quantity of published research; that information which supports filtering – such as lay summaries and impact statements – often exists but is not made public; and that authors are well placed to increase awareness and impact of their own work, but don't always know how to do this. Kudos provides a platform for assembling or creating information to help filtering, for sharing information to drive discovery, and for measuring and monitoring the effect of these activities. More information at: www.growkudos.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-starts-partnership-kudos

Tags: BrillKudosOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

Poe vs Doyle - Canadian Anthologies Short Listed For Aurora SF Award

LISWire - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 12:43

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is pleased to announce that two of their most popular anthologies have been shortlisted for the Aurora awards/Prix Auroras in the Best Related Works category

About the Anthologies

"nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre"
Neo-Gothic fiction inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

"nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre" is an homage to the great American writer, the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe. Compiled by multi-award winning editors, Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles, nEvermore! presents a tantalizing selection of imaginative stories by New York Times bestselling and prize-winning authors.

Featuring works by: Margaret Atwood; David Morrell, Kelley Armstrong; Richard Christian Matheson; Tanith Lee; William F. Nolan (with Jason Brock & Sunni Brock); Nancy Holder; Christopher Rice; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Michael Jecks; Lisa Morton; J. Madison Davis; Barbara Fradkin, Colleen Anderson, Robert Bose, Jane Petersen Burfield, Rick Chiantaretto, Robert Lopresti, David McDonald, Loren Rhoads, Thomas S. Roche, and Carol Weekes & Michael Kelly, this anthology consists of 21 original tales that blend supernatural and mystery elements in unique reimaginings of Edgar Allan Poe’s exquisite stories.

About the Editors

Nancy Kilpatrick is a writer and editor with 18 novels and over 225 short stories in print. In her editorial capacity, nEvermore! is her 15th anthology. She enjoys wearing two hats and exploring both hemispheres of her brain. She won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Mystery Story, and several awards for her dark fantasy writing and editing, including the Paris Book Festival’s Best Anthology of the Year for Danse Macabre.

Caro Soles is the founder of Bloody Words, Canada’s biggest annual mystery convention. Her work includes mysteries, erotica, gay lit and science fi ction. She received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada for her work in the mystery fi eld and was short listed for the Lambda Literary Award.

"Professor Challenger: New Worlds. Lost Places" edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell

Brilliant, belligerent and bearded in equal measure, incapable of suffering fools, or journalists, gladly, the greatest scientific mind of his generation - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor George Edward Challenger returns in ten all-new tales of scientific adventure and wonder. He is the discoverer of The Lost World, the prophet of The Poison Belt, the destroyer of The Disintegration Machine, and the man who made the World Scream! Who can deliver mankind from the shackles of ignorance? Who else but that great self-proclaimed champion of science? We give you, ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the one, the only, Professor George Edward Challenger!

Edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell, this Doyle estate endorsed anthology features stories by: Guy Adams & James Goss, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mark Morris, Josh Reynolds, John Takis, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Stephen Volk, Wendy N. Wagner, Andrew J. Wilson and J. R. Campbell. With an introduction by Christopher Roden.

About the Editors:

J. R. Campbell’s fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Spinetingler Magazine, Wax Romantic, and Challenging Destiny. From time to time his writing can also be heard on radio’s Imagination Theater and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Charles Prepolec has contributed articles and reviews to All Hallows, Sherlock Magazine, Scarlet Street, and Canadian Holmes. An active Sherlockian for more than 20 years with The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen, Charles lives in Calgary with his wife Kristen and their cat Karma.

EDGE would like to congratulate all of the short listed nominees. In order to see the full list please click here:
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http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/

For further information or to book interviews with the editors/authors please contact:

Janice Shoults
Marketing Director
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
www.edgewebsite.com
403-254-0160

Book Details

nEvermore! Tales of Murder, Mystery and the Macabre
edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles
PRINT BOOK:
ISBN: 978-1-77053-085-0
Trade Paperback

Professor Challenger: New Worlds. Lost Places
edited by Charles Prepolec and J. R. Campbell
PRINT BOOK:
ISBN: 9781770530522
Trade Paperback

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Flipster® and Boopsie Integration Helps Libraries Provide More Options to Access Digital Magazines

LISWire - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:13

Flipster® and Boopsie Integration Helps Libraries Provide More Options to Access Digital Magazines
~ Integration Offers Solution to Patrons Who Prefer Mobile Access ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 5, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Boopsie, Inc. have extended their mobile technology partnership to integrate Flipster®, EBSCO’s digital magazine solution, into the Boopsie mobile platform. Flipster is a one-stop-shop for digital magazines and allows patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines, courtesy of their library.

The integration between Flipster and Boopsie enables libraries to provide mobile access to library users to all the content and features of Flipster, via their library-branded Boopsie apps, creating seamless access to their favorite magazines anywhere, anytime via their mobile devices.

“Over 40 percent of Americans age 16 and older are more likely to read magazines and other long-form content when it’s available in digital format[1],” says Megan Vizzini, Boopsie’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “By partnering with Flipster, we’re able to promote literacy by offering magazine access to this digitally native and digitally inclined audience. With a customized Boopsie app, libraries can connect with their patrons and students, providing the digital experience that their users have become accustomed to in a mobile-focused world. The easy user experience will result in increased circulation as well.”

Tracey Paine, Director of Product Management at EBSCO, says the integration will make access more convenient for library users that are accessing on the go. “Flipster makes it easy for library users to access the latest issues of popular magazines and our integration with Boopsie will make it even easier by giving more options to mobile device users.”

EBSCO and Boopsie first announced their partnership, establishing Boopsie as an official Moblie Technology Partner, back in April 2014.

About Boopsie
Boopsie, Inc. is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 4,000 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s apps have been downloaded over 3.5 million times and are used by over 500,000 unique app users per month. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes, including academic, corporate, public and special, to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Boopsie’s mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by Boopsie’s U.S. based customer service organization and are designed for Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and even Blackberry platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Contact Boopsie here or visit www.boopsie.com for more information about a mobile app for your library. In 2015 Boopsie was acquired by an affiliate of Demco, who has 110 years of library experience and offers a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and software, as well as comprehensive interior design services for libraries and schools nationwide.

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 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

Tags: EBSCOBoopsieMagazinelibraryDigital MagazinesOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

OCLC and the National Library of the Netherlands sign long-term agreement to serve public libraries

LISWire - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:34

LEIDEN, Netherlands, 31 March 2016—OCLC and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), the National Library of the Netherlands, signed a new long-term partnership agreement today for metadata management and discovery services that will increase the visibility of Dutch public libraries’ collections.

Under the new agreement, library metadata workflows will be moved to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive network of data about library collections, and the WorldShare technology platform. WorldCat Discovery Services will also be integrated in the Dutch national infrastructure to increase the visibility of public library collections.

“The KB’s mission is to bring people and information together in networks of publicly funded libraries to enable research, and to stimulate reading to help make the Netherlands more skilled and more creative,” said Lily Knibbeler, Director General of the national library. “Reinforcing national and international cooperation is one of the strategic aims of the KB. This agreement with OCLC on behalf of the public libraries, and the transition to WorldShare, support this mission.”

The National Library of the Netherlands was one of the founding partners of the national library infrastructure that have been cooperating closely throughout the years through Pica, which later became OCLC, in the Netherlands. Since January 2015, under the Public Library Provisions System Act (Wsob), the National Library plays a central role in continued development of public libraries, and is responsible for development of a national digital library.

Key elements of the new partnership with OCLC include standardized and long-term metadata management with a focus on efficient workflows, and increased visibility of collections for all Dutch public library organizations and their users. The WorldCat Discovery API will be integrated in the national digital library infrastructure, which will enable public libraries and their users to find information they seek in the rich collections of libraries around the world through WorldCat.

“This new long-term agreement on behalf of Dutch public libraries expands and builds on a 2014 UKB Consortium agreement to migrate Dutch university libraries and the National Library to the OCLC WorldShare platform,” said Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA and APAC. “As a result of both agreements, library users in the Netherlands will be able to use the nationwide digital library structure and access collections from libraries around the world.”

The new long-term agreement is the latest in a decades-long record of library automation collaboration in the Netherlands. The Dutch library community will be the first in EMEA to have a nationwide OCLC infrastructure in place.

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

Tags: National library of the NetherlandsWorldCatWorldShareTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at PLA 2016 Conference in Denver, CO

LISWire - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 18:05

North Bethesda, MD, March 29, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the PLA 2016 Conference in Denver from April 6th through April 8th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #505 to see a presentation of Bibliovation 3.0.

LibLime will be presenting Bibliovation 3.0, their latest Library Services Platform (LSP) offering. Bibliovation provides traditional bibliographic management services along with digital content management services, so that libraries can maintain print and digital collections in a single system. Bibliovation includes:

  • A 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
  • EDI-compliant acquisitions
  • Asynchronous reporting module
  • Support for RDA and GeoMARC
  • Digital object import with full-text search & retrieval
  • An expanded messaging package for patron Discovery Layer interaction covering purchase requests, ILL requests, call slip requests, general library messages, digital object ingest, and holds
  • Discovery Layer support for the EBSCO EDS API
  • Discovery Layer visual search using ESRI and Google Maps interfaces

To find out more about Bibliovation 3.0, email [email protected] to request a presentation, or visit LibLime at Booth #505 at the PLA Exhibits at the Colorado Convention Center.

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: LibLime KohaBibliovationOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Eleven Libraries Join to Form the Black Hills Library Consortium with ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 03/29/2016 - 10:50

3/29/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Eleven Libraries Join to Form the Black Hills Library Consortium with ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Eleven libraries in South Dakota have joined together to create the Black Hills Library Consortium. Members of the Black Hills Library Consortium include:

  • Custer County Library
  • The Deadwood Library
  • Edgemont Public Library
  • Grace Balloch Memorial Library
  • Hearst Library
  • Keystone Town Library
  • Piedmont Valley Library
  • Rapid City Public Library
  • Sturgis Public Library
  • Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library
  • Whitewood Public Library

ByWater Solutions completed the first phase of migrations for the Consortium last year and will be providing implementation services for future libraries joining the cooperative, as well as ongoing Koha support and hosting services. The Consortium contains over 250,000 titles and the migration brought in libraries from four different proprietary ILS systems.

Sean Minkel, Assistant Director of the Rapid City Public Library, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"We went with Koha because it had competitive features and promised to keep our ILS up to date without expensive extras and upgrades. Migrating isn't an easy process, but ByWater made it as seamless as possible. Their migration specialists - Dani and Joy - worked tirelessly to merge data from 11 separate libraries into a working consortium."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, also commented:

"We love to see libraries coming together to improve the services they deliver to their patrons, especially when they can enjoy cost savings at the same time. We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Black Hills Consortium and look forward to seeing it grow to support more libraries in the future."

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/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha supportOpen Source ILSKoha open source ILSkoha open sourceOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

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