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Brill Launches Book Series ‘Philosophy of Film’

LISWire - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:48

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 17 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches the 'Philosophy of Film' book series. Interested in more than simply interpretation, the series seeks to place film in relationship with classical philosophical questions such as (its own) essence, truth, or beauty. “This series is a great venue for philosophers who want to account for their experience of specific films, directors, or the phenomenon of film in general,” says series editor Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

The series defines philosophy broadly. Benefiting from the intellectual wealth of the entire history of the Humanities, it is intended to be a source for anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema. “Launched at a time where we must urgently consider how film and media impact personal and political tides, Brill’s new 'Philosophy of Film' series will offer new horizons for the relationship between screen culture and the way in which we understand the world,” says editorial board member Hunter Vaughan from Oakland University, author of 'Where Film Meets Philosophy.'

While there are several book series on film studies, not many publishing houses have a series devoted to the philosophy of film. Brill’s 'Philosophy of Film' bridges the fields of art studies and philosophy. “It is truly exciting to have a series devoted to this relatively new and vital subject area. Readers will pay attention!” says editorial board member Rey Chow, professor of literature at Duke University and author of 'Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema.'

The editorial board welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. Visit the website (http://www.brill.com/products/series/philosophy-film) for submission guidelines. The first two volumes in the series will be published later this month: 'Death in Documentaries,' by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and 'Plotinus and the Moving Image,' edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos. All volumes in the series will become available online and in print.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Jennifer Pavelko, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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, Education, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,400 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-launches-book-series-philosophy-film

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Equinox adds LeHigh Valley Libraries to the PaILS Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:59

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 1, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the LeHigh Valley Libraries to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 155,000 patrons, and over 352,000 bibliographic records. For the LeHigh Valley migration Equinox worked with the PaILS consortium along with Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library and Easton Area Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium,The LeHigh Valley Libraries are now hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

"Migrating to a new ILS is never easy - and our situation was not migrating just one library, but three independent libraries that have shared an ILS for 16 years - the migration team at Equinox handled all of our needs, questions, and requests with professionalism, understanding and patience. I am pleased at how seamless the transition took place for us here at the Easton Area Public Library and look forward to the opportunities that we will have to continue to grow our resource sharing with not just our partners in the Lehigh Valley Library System, Allentown Public Library and Bethlehem Area Public Library, but with other libraries using the Evergreen software in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a win for all of us!"-Jennifer Long, Director, Easton Area Public Library

"It was wonderful to train the libraries in Lehigh Valley area. They were a sharp, detail-oriented group and I am certain they will be a fantastic addition to the SPARK Evergreen consortium.- Mary Jinglewski, Product and Implementation Trainer

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
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. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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Brill Launches New Journal: Bamboo and Silk

LISWire - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:36

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, Bamboo and Silk, co-edited by Professor CHEN Wei at Wuhan University, China, and Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy at The University of Chicago, USA.

Bamboo and Silk is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts of Wuhan University. Based on unearthed Chinese bamboo and silk manuscripts from the pre-Qin period and Qin, Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, the journal focuses on studies of character identification and textual reconstitution, and studies of the social, political, economic and legal systems as well as ideology, culture, language, customs and other aspects reflected by these manuscripts.

Brill adds this peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio on China Studies. Bamboo and Silk will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in October: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24689246

Chief editor Professor CHEN Wei (Director of the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan) said: “Bamboo and silk manuscripts provide valuable sources for understanding the history and culture of the Warring States period, and the Qin and Han empires. Research on these materials has increasingly internationalized in the last years. With the journal Bamboo and Silk, we aim to provide a platform for scholars across the world to share their research and discuss the latest developments in this exciting field of scholarship.”

Chief editor Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China, The University of Chicago) adds: “The world of China Studies has been exhilarated and profoundly changed by the remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last half century. Of these discoveries perhaps the most important have been manuscripts written on bamboo and silk. Some of these manuscripts are new versions of texts long known, while many others are wholly new, introducing material never before seen. Bamboo and Silk makes the most authoritative scholarship on these manuscripts available to an international readership.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr. Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/bsms.

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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, Education, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,400 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-launches-new-journal-bamboo-and-silk

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Art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence

LISWire - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:03

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki.

Since the publication of the first edition of this handbook, the world of art and design libraries has been rocked by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media, the release of new standards and guidelines, shifts in the materials and processes of contemporary art, innovative developments in publishing models, expanding roles of librarians, new perspectives surrounding library spaces, and the evolving needs and expectations of art and design students.

Revised and updated with mostly new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship provides an accessible guide to librarians working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and historians who study those disciplines.

The authors said, “The handbook delineates roles and responsibilities for art and design librarians, offers guidelines for materials and collections management, reviews best practice in teaching and learning, and presents innovative approaches to knowledge creation, library spaces and promotion and sustainability.”

Clive Phillpot, former Director of the Library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, said, “The contributors to this book are writing from the front line. So, art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence.”

The book is out now and will be essential reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries and Adjunct Instructor of Architectural History and Design at Yeshiva University.

Judy Dyki is Director of Library and Academic Resources at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Editor of Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Foreword by Clive Phillpot, Fermley Press, London (formerly Director of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York).

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302000

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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EBSCO Information Services’ OpenDissertations.org Project Creates Expanded Discovery & Access Models around Theses and Dissertations

LISWire - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:46

~EBSCO information Services is Partnering with BiblioLabs to Support Open Access
Discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Nov 6, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery.

Project sponsors recognize that ETD authors are faced with an expanding world of discovery and hosting options for their work. EBSCO is committed to easing the path of discovery. By exposing metadata via the OpenDissertations.org website and EBSCO Discovery Service, the project seeks to increase the visibility of ETDs on the open web. Users will be able to link from individual records in the database to partnering host sites, including academic institutional repositories.

Universities have long provided theses and dissertations to companies that require libraries to subscribe to their products to gain the added value of aggregated access to this research output. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open-web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs are seeking to add an enhanced service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content, extending access to any interested reader worldwide.

The project is open to libraries around the world and currently includes: the British Library’s EThOS Service, Cornell University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky. The OpenDissertations.org program provides libraries with additional academic and open web discovery of ETD metadata. Students will also be able to access the full text of the ETD in their library’s own institutional repository.

More than 20 libraries are expected to be participating by the time OpenDissertations.org goes live in 2018. Libraries that currently contribute to existing for-fee dissertation products are in a perfect position to support the open dissertations project, with minimal work required. Over the course of 2018 the partners will also be announcing several innovations related to handling a growing world of multi-media ETD’s and handling the underlying research data sets students create in the process of their research.

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick, says the FOLIO Project and OpenDissertations.org are natural extensions of EBSCO’s commitment to address critical parts of the academic ecosystem. “With our initial investment in FOLIO, we committed ourselves to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org we are helping institutions succeed at driving increased usage of their own open institutional research and increasing access to this valuable content. Open Access is creating new paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says, “We are excited to be working with EBSCO to innovate around ETDs and look forward to finding many ways to drive more discovery and usage of these important materials. Beyond leveraging EBSCO’s massive institutional presence, this collaboration is centered on meeting a rising tide of institutional needs around ETDs and working to create sustainable access and business models around this stream of research.”

Opendissertations.org is the next step in an ongoing effort to open access to dissertations. In 2014, EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present with the goal of creating a single portal for ETDs which could be added to university profiles and accessed online.

Libraries interested in participating can contact https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/contact/ or visit OpenDissertations.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 1,000,000 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 BiblioLabs

BiblioLabs is a leader in Open Education Resource (OER) and OA content creation, curation and distribution software to academic institutions. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, their BiblioBoard platform aims to transform student and researcher access to information by delivering a simple, intuitive and modern user experience and delivering the best OER and OA content creation tools. They work with public and academic institutions of all sizes to democratize access to information and lower costs for students.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

LISWire - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:45

For immediate release

2nd November 2017

Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources by Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia.

As every frontline librarian knows, if library users really knew and understood how many resources are made available to them online, they wouldn’t go to alternative information providers to do their research. Online library systems don’t make e-resources very accessible nor does simply making users aware of resources solve the problem given the number of resources available so getting the word out effectively means creating strategic marketing programmes.

Newly expanded and updated, the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources demonstrates how to design and implement marketing plans that will help librarians save time, effort, and money while increasing the use of library e-resources. The book includes guides to writing, implementing, assessing, and updating library marketing plans and features case studies from seven academic and public libraries

The authors said, “Libraries are acquiring enormously valuable and significantly expensive electronic databases for researchers, but those researchers may not even be aware of them. Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources aims to bridge the awareness gap between the library and its user, taking them well beyond the limitations of Google to the heady delights of trustworthy, vetted scholarly resources.”

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Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources, 2nd Edition: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians | Oct 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783302673 | £59.95

Marie R. Kennedy is a librarian at Loyola Marymount University, where she coordinates serials and electronic resources. She has written and presented widely on the development and use of electronic resource management systems. Marie also writes the Organization Monkey blog about organization and librarianship. She is the co-director of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org).

Cheryl LaGuardia is a research librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University. She writes the Not Dead Yet blog and eReviews for Library Journal, edits the library selection tool, Magazines For Libraries™ and writes the Magazines For Libraries™ Update blog, and has published a number of books, including Becoming a Library Teacher; Finding Common Ground: Creating the Library of the Future without Diminishing the Library of the Past; and Teaching the New Library. She received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award from the American Library Association in 2016.

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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EBSCO Information Services Introduces Two New Magazine Archives: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive

LISWire - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:26

~ Digital Archives Available for Both Magazines ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 1, 2017 — Libraries can now enhance their special collections with digital backfiles for two leading magazines, U.S News and World Report and Esquire, through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The new magazine archives, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive include cover to cover processing, which means each issue is presented in its entirety as originally published.

The two archives provide researchers with extensive coverage of 20th century topics including: business/economics, cultural studies, education, fashion/lifestyle, gender studies, history, marketing/advertising, politics, pop culture and sociology.

U.S. News & World Report has featured a broad variety of topics in current events, politics and business, and is well known for its ranked lists of businesses and institutions. The magazine began as the United States Daily and later became known as United States News, and then World Report. The comprehensive archive provides unique coverage of the magazine from the beginning of its three predecessor titles, 1926-1984, and offers more than 4,900 issues for research of topics and trends.

Esquire has been an award-winning American men’s magazine in the areas of politics, men’s fashion, entertainment, fiction and pop culture. The archive delivers more than 900 issues, from 1933-2014, providing a broad view of 20th century American cultural and current events.

Each digital archive includes full indexing of all articles and advertisements, making it easy to search using the EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ interfaces.
U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive are the latest additions to EBSCO’s magazine archives. Other magazines available include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Fortune, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life and People. For more information, visit ebscohost.com/archives.

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 1,000,000 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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FOLIO Community Expands with the Addition of Jisc

LISWire - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:52

United Kingdom digital technologies leader to join the FOLIO project

WILMINGTON, Delaware — October 31, 2017 — FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has today announced a partnership with Jisc, the United Kingdom’s leader in digital technologies for education and research. Jisc will bring their expertise to the project while looking to leverage FOLIO’s technologies in their own projects where appropriate.

Jisc’s Head of Library Analytics Services, Ross MacIntyre, said, “Jisc is interested in being directly involved with FOLIO to contribute to its innovative efforts to shape the future of libraries. As a champion of the future of digital technologies, we believe that FOLIO is an important initiative for libraries. We are in favour of increasing the choice available to our members and would like to see more competition in the library management system marketplace. We welcome an open and community-driven approach to developing services for libraries, and we appreciate the efforts of the global FOLIO Community to solve problems of need and scale.”

Since being introduced in June 2016, FOLIO has gained significant backing from libraries looking to use it to run their libraries. By having the financial backing of large organizations, and by leveraging the Apache v2 license, libraries understand that FOLIO is a long-term, open solution to their ILS/LSP needs. FOLIO is being designed to meet the current needs of libraries while also providing a platform ecosystem that will allow for growth and innovation beyond traditional library workflows.

Because FOLIO will allow for libraries to run the platform themselves or rely on hosting and support from vendor partners and consortia, FOLIO will be able to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes and expand the adoption of open source solutions beyond libraries with large technical staffs. This new business model means libraries are not locked into a single vendor offering a monolithic option. Instead, choice is increased and budgetary savings can be realized because libraries can choose from the various apps provided by current service providers, library consortia or new players interested in innovating in the library space. FOLIO is designed with a microservices architecture which ensures that legacy issues don’t slow down future development, as no part of the project will be too big to replace.

How to Join the Community

Community members may participate in a variety of ways, by contributing their knowledge of specific workflows and functional areas, contributing their vision of how library technology must evolve in the years to come, contributing code, and helping to build out applications for the new extensible platform.

Interested participants can sign up at www.folio.org and click on GET INVOLVED to join the community and take part in FOLIO, including future FOLIO Days and conference presentations around the world.

About FOLIO

FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to www.folio.org.

About the Open Library Foundation

The Open Library Foundation is a not-for-profit where the library community can organize, contribute to and sustain the output of open source projects. The Open Library Foundation supports open collaboration and ensures that these projects can sustain their operations and the availability of their output. The Open Library Foundation uses an Apache v2 license to ensure the widest availability of the code for use and reuse. Find out more at www.openlibraryfoundation.org.

About Jisc

Jisc is the UK’s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research. Our vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

We play a pivotal role in the development, adoption and use of technology by UK universities and colleges. Supporting them to improve learning, teaching, the student experience and institutional efficiency, as well as enabling more powerful research.

At the heart of Jisc’s support is Janet – the UK’s world-class National Research and Education Network (NREN). Owned, managed and operated by Jisc, Janet comprises a secure state-of-the-art network infrastructure spanning all four nations of the UK.

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For more information about FOLIO, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy, Media Relations, FOLIO
[email protected]
978-223-0438

For more information about Jisc, please contact:
[email protected]
Press line: +44 0203 006 6056

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EBSCO Information Services and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Partnership Brings Historical and Government-Related Information to Researchers

LISWire - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:01

~ Five HeinOnline Databases Will Be Accessible via EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 30, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (HeinOnline), the world’s largest image-based legal and historical document research database, announce the availability of five HeinOnline databases on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. The arrangement brings one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of historical and government–related information to researchers in academic and public libraries.

The HeinOnline databases provide unique coverage of legal history and government documents, making them a valuable resource for government, politics and law curricula. These resources provide a vast array of content including books, government documents, constitutions and treaties. HeinOnline databases feature works from some of the greatest minds in legal history, as well as a robust collection of Congressional documents, including comprehensive coverage of the Congressional Record, more than 60,000 hearings, thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS reports, committee prints, and much more. Additionally, comprehensive coverage of both the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations is available.

The HeinOnline resources include:

• HeinOnline Legal Classics - includes more than 10,000 complete works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and many more. In addition to many “classics” this collection also includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

• HeinOnline Federal Register - provides comprehensive coverage (dating back to 1936) of The Federal Register, a legal newspaper published by the National Archives and Records Administration. Coverage includes Presidential documents, as well as rules, proposed rules, regulations, and notices from various government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

• HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations - features the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register and dates back to its inception. All 50 subject matter titles are searchable, including Food & Drugs, Energy, Banks & Banking, Domestic Security, Commerce & Foreign Trade, Securities & Exchanges, Employees’ Benefits, National Defense, Public Health, Transportation and much more.

• HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents - features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2012), as well as other important congressional material including more than 60,000 Congressional hearings (e.g., Benghazi, Supreme Court Nominations). Also included are thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS Reports, committee prints, and much more.

• HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated - includes information on constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries.

Legal Classics and Federal Register are available now and Code of Federal Regulation, U.S. Congressional Documents and World Constitution will be available by the end of 2017. The resources are updated monthly.

All of the HeinOnline databases are accessible via EBSCO’s customizable, intuitive search platform, EBSCOhost and can also be leveraged within the EBSCO Discovery Service experience to further integrate with other library holdings/resources. Mobile users can also access the databases on the go via their Android and iOS smartphones.

About HeinOnline
HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, current and historical constitutions for every country in the world, and a vast collection of classic treatises.

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 1,000,000 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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Athens Limestone Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:15

10/24/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Athens Limestone 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 Athens Limestone Public Library, of Athens, AL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC with free SSL encryption can be viewed at: https://alcpl.bywatersolutions.com/

About the Athens Limestone PublicLibrary:
The Athens-Limestone Public Library seeks to enrich the lives of all people in the community by providing services and materials in a variety of formats to meet their recreational, educational, personal, and professional needs. Emphasis is placed on providing popular library materials and access to useful information, supporting formal education, and stimulating young children’s interest in reading and learning. For more information please visit: http://www.alcpl.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/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohaKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Submissions Now Open for the 2018 SEE-IT™ Award from EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:45

~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 17, 2017 — Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by March 9, 2018.

The SEE-IT Award was created in partnership by EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Finalists for the 2018 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2018, and the winner will be announced in June 2018 at EBSCO’s School and Public Library Luncheon at ALA-Annual in New Orleans, Louisiana.

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Book Strategy and Product Management, Ken Breen, says the SEE-IT Award was created to highlight and promote the positive influence that youth graphic novels have on young readers. “Last year we had a great response to the SEE-IT Award. We’ve seen the growth of youth graphic novels first-hand as a major provider of readers’ advisory services and book recommendations. The SEE-IT Award celebrates author and illustrator excellence in the genre, and allows us to provide recognition to graphic novels and share the positive impacts that graphic novels have on young readers.”

In 2017, the SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis, as the inaugural SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by ABRAMS, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance and overall appeal. While members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection.

The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at www.ebsco.com/see-it prior to the March 9, 2018 deadline.

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 1,000,000 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:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 3485
[email protected]

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ByWater Solutions' Koha Klassmates Reaches 36 Library Schools

LISWire - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:06

10/17/2017
CONTACT:
Jessica Zairo
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions' Koha Klassmates Program Reaches 36 Library Schools

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that Koha Klassmates has now been adopted in 36 library schools nationwide. Koha Klassmates is a program that provides free hosted Koha installations for library schools. Teachers utilize their free hosted Koha instance to provide hands on experience for library students, giving them the real world tools and exposure they need before entering the workforce.

Jeffrey Sabol, Systems Librarian at Long Beach City College, commented on their recent adoption of Koha Klassmates:

"Our new ILS no longer allowed the suppression of records, and before Long Beach City College Library found Koha Klassmates, the library technology students were no longer able to gain the hands on cataloging experience they once had.  Now they can get hands on experience and be that much more confident with cataloging improving their employability."

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 LMS 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 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: Open SourceTags: kohakoha klassmatesKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

OCLC and Internet Archive collaborate to expand library access to digital collections

LISWire - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:43

DUBLIN, Ohio, 12 October 2017—OCLC and Internet Archive are working together to make the Archive’s collection of 2.5 million digitized books easier to find and access online and through local libraries.

OCLC will process metadata from the Internet Archive for its digital collection, matching to existing records in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections, or adding a new record if one does not exist. The WorldCat record will include a link leading back to the Archive.org record. From there, searchers can examine or potentially borrow the related digital item.

Internet Archive will also add a link from its records to WorldCat.org, the online resource that makes it possible for searchers to quickly and easily find and access resources in libraries nearby--and worldwide.

“This work strengthens the Archive’s connection to the library community around the world. It advances our goal of universal access by making our collections much more widely discoverable. It will benefit library users around the globe by giving them the opportunity to borrow digital books that might not otherwise be available to them,” said Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive. “We’re glad to partner with OCLC to make this possible and look forward to other opportunities this synchronization will present.”

"OCLC is always looking for opportunities to work with partners who share goals and objectives that can benefit libraries and library users,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. “We’re excited to be working with Internet Archive, and to make this valuable content discoverable through WorldCat. This partnership will add value to WorldCat, expand the collections of member libraries, and extend the reach of Internet Archive content to library users everywhere.”

WorldCat is a unique, global resource for finding items held in libraries of all types and sizes. It comprises more than 402 million records representing more than 2.5 billion holdings in libraries worldwide. Libraries cooperatively contribute, enhance and share bibliographic data through WorldCat, connecting people to cultural and scholarly resources in libraries. OCLC’s technology and team of expert catalogers and data quality specialists constantly enrich WorldCat records with new and corrected information to ensure that WorldCat contains the highest quality records possible. Data shared through WorldCat supports a variety of network services and spurs innovation.

About the Internet Archive
The Internet Archive (archive.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996, the Internet Archive has an historical web collection (the Wayback Machine) of over 150 billion web pages, about 240,000 movies, over 500,000 audio items (including over 70,000 live concerts), over 1,800,000 texts, 1,600 education items, and over 30,000 software items.

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: Internet Archivedigital collectionsTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

Amigos Library Services Partners with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:54

10/10/2017
Contact:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Amigos Library Services Partners with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Amigos Library Services has added ByWater and Koha to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries who are new to Koha will receive a discount on Koha implementation and ongoing support and hosting services from ByWater as part of this agreement. By partnering with ByWater, Amigos Library Services members will have even more reason to adopt the fastest growing and most used ILS in the world.

About Amigos Library Services:
We are one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. For more than 40 years, Amigos members have collaborated to obtain affordable services and shared library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the rich cultural heritage of their communities. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources. For more information please visit: https://www.amigos.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/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Backstage begins RFID tagging 1.9 million items for East Baton Rouge Parish Library

LISWire - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 19:05

PROVO, Utah, October 6, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) has begun production on a massive RFID tagging project for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. The project is part of the library’s conversion to a unified RFID inventory system, which upon completion, will deliver greater accuracy in circulation and inventory while making library staff more available to patrons. Backstage will tag over 1.9 million barcoded items contained in fourteen library branches, one outreach services facility, and an external storage facility.

Backstage has designed a customized solution for the library system to ensure the project is organized and completed in a timely manner with minimal disruption to the library. A team of over a dozen technicians and a project manager will process the collection over a six-month period. The project plan includes schedules, tagging processes and placement guidelines, weeding standards, equipment testing methods, communication protocols, and quality control procedures.

John Reese, Vice President of On-Site Services for Backstage states:

“The East Baton Rouge RFID tagging project is one of our largest tagging projects to date. We are excited to work with the Library and get the process underway.”

Spencer Watts, Director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library relays:

“Backstage is an experienced and knowledgeable partner, assisting us with a critical stage in our implementation of the library’s new RFID system. The tagging of our collection allows the library’s staff to remain free to concentrate on several ongoing construction projects and vital public service initiatives. Backstage’ s approach is highly professional and well organized.

“The tagging project is proceeding efficiently and with minimum disruption to library customers. We particularly appreciate the quality controls that are in place and the strong communication skills of the project manager and the entire Backstage organization.”

About Backstage Library Works

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

Contact:

Kat Kamp | Marketing Department
Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 | [email protected] | www.bslw.com

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Brill Announces Collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on Three Book Series

LISWire - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:49

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 September 2017

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series. The three book series, Harvard Semitic Studies, Harvard Semitic Monographs, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, will be published by Brill in close collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum. Through these series the Museum has published archaeological, historical, philological, and cultural studies of the Near East, many of which present the research of the department faculty and their students. This tradition will continue and, additionally, all the existing volumes, some dating as far back as 1912, will be digitized and made available both online and in print.

Editor-in-Chief of the series, Michael Coogan (Harvard University) said, “The Harvard Semitic Museum is delighted to be collaborating with Brill in the publication of our ongoing series Harvard Semitic Monographs, Harvard Semitic Studies, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant. We expect that the collaboration with Brill will increase our international reach, enable us to produce works with greater frequency than in recent years, and reduce costs and ease production details for our authors. We have revitalized our editorial board, and look forward to many good books in the years ahead!”

“These three series only serve to strengthen our existing program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies,” added Katelyn Chin, Acquisitions Editor responsible for the series. “Their rich history, combined with Brill’s, will make for a strong base to revitalize and enhance three already well-respected series. We look forward to working with the Harvard Semitic Museum and are happy to have these works join the Harvard Egyptological Studies series, which was launched two years ago.”

For general information about the series or to submit a proposal for consideration, please contact Katelyn Chin, 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 (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 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/brill-announces-collaboration-harvard-semitic-...

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BACKSTAGE’S BETHLEHEM OFFICE DEBUTS EXPANSION

LISWire - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:37

BETHLEHEM, Pa., September 28, 2017 – Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage’s growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.

The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.

In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage’s capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture.

Nate Cothran, President of Backstage states:

“As our business continues to grow to address the needs of our clients and their collections, we also need to expand our infrastructure to meet those expectations.
“We look forward to providing our clients the type of solutions, engagement, project fulfillment, and customer satisfaction they have come to expect from Backstage.”

Andreas Otto, Digital Imaging Technology Manager for Backstage relays:

“The new space has allowed us to create a purpose-built, professional environment for digital capture, assuring our clients of our commitment and capabilities. At the same time, the expansion creates an atmosphere that will bring out the best in our technicians.”

About Backstage Library Works

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

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 800.288.1265
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2018

LISWire - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:28

~ Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases Expected to be in the Range of Five to Six Percent ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 27, 2017 — The 2018 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many issues that have driven the scholarly information marketplace for several years including: library budgets, Open Access, government mandates, shifts in political climates, new assessment and evaluation tools and alternative distribution networks. The emergence of organized piracy, which may grow as a disruptive force in the marketplace, is also a topic in this year’s report.

The healthy U.S. economy is a stabilizing force and academic library budgets in the U.S. are showing some improvements, but libraries in many countries outside of the U.S. are still seeing notable decreases in budgets. Even without budget decreases, libraries are experiencing serial costs outpacing budget growth. The U.S. dollar has weakened relative to some currencies and this will impact libraries paying in euro and pounds sterling as the strength of local currencies may eliminate some pricing increases for titles priced in U.S. dollars. The report recommends that customers add an additional two to four percent to the estimated price increases when budgeting. This provides added protection from the possible weakening of their currency between now and when subscription payments are made.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

To read the 2018 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: http://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content

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 1,000,000 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
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Submissions Open for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Scholarship Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:26

~ Scholarship Program Funds Travel and Expenses for Five Librarians ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 26, 2017 — Submissions are open for the 2018 EBSCO Midwinter Meeting Scholarship. EBSCO provides up to $1,500 to defray the costs of travel and other expenses to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, held in Denver, February 9-16.

Five scholarships will be awarded to librarians responding to the essay question:

Libraries have always identified with the mission of serving the needs of researchers and patrons but in a world where libraries may be underappreciated, how do you advocate for libraries and how do you think libraries can better advocate for themselves within their communities or institutions?

Scholarships are awarded annually to allow more librarians access to the professional development and networking opportunities that the conference offers.

An ALA-designated jury selects the winners based on their 250-word responses. Winners, jury members and ALA representatives are invited to a Scholarship Winners Breakfast that EBSCO hosts during the conference. Past EBSCO Jury Chair and ALA Executive Board Member, Julius C. Jefferson Jr. says, “EBSCO has been a great partner and supporter of one of ALA’s strategic objectives: encouraging professional development. The scholarship will provide selected ALA members with the funds necessary to further that objective, allowing members to strengthen their professional skill sets through content and networking opportunities. In a time of tight budgets and competing priorities, this scholarship will provide selected recipients with opportunities to experience one of the most exciting and engaging library conferences for sharing ideas and best practices.”

Submissions are due November 6, 2017. Information on how to submit an essay is available at: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/ebsco-midwinter-meeting-sponsorship.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 57,000 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 1,000,000 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
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Brill Launches New Journal: Journal of African Military History

LISWire - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:54

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 September 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the Journal of African Military History, in collaboration with Professor Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University, and Professor Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College.

Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Military History and in African Studies. The Journal of African Military History will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in July: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24680966/1/1-2

Advisory Board member Professor Richard Reid (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) said: “The arrival of this journal marks, at last, the coming of age of one of the most vibrant and exciting themes in African historical studies: the exploration of the culture and practice of warfare. The Editorial Board is a 'who's who' of the leading scholars in the field, and they will ensure that the journal showcases the very finest work on war and military culture, from the precolonial past through to more recent history. The journal has been a long time coming, and will be welcomed by students and historians of war in Africa and indeed beyond.”

“This new journal is an excellent addition to Brill, strengthening both our Military History program and our African Studies program,” adds Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal. “It is a key part of the important academic movement to bring these two fields together, and to re-instate military history in Africa’s past. Much research remains to be done in the field, and we hope that the journal will offer a focused and high-caliber forum for the presentation and dissemination of this work for years to come, as well as stimulating the further development of this burgeoning area of research.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts from all disciplines that situate the study of African military experience within a historical context, and also welcomes submissions for themed special issues.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/jamh.

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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 (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 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.

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