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Daniel Morgan Academy Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:42

6/28/2016
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Daniel Morgan Academy 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 Library at Daniel Morgan Academy of Washington, DC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Library's more than 12,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Daniel Morgan Academy Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://danielmorganlibrary.bywatersolutions.com/

Diane White, Library Director, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"The ByWater Koha system, backed by the wonderful support and training teams, has made my arrival as the Daniel Morgan Academy’s Library Director quite smooth. Although I had heard Nicole speak at many conferences and events, and understood the concept of an open source ILS, I was totally unfamiliar with Koha as an operational platform. Your system has proven to be very intuitive and unbreakable – I can try things, investigate modules and read documentation in numerous fora – and, most of the time, I am able to figure things out. About the only thing I could recommend would be to produce a Koha for Dummies book; for someone with no computer science or systems experience some of the documentation is a little daunting. But, whenever that happens I can always rely on your patient and friendly support staff. They have been especially helpful in assisting me through the post-migration work, and I look forward to continuing to draw on their expertise."

About the Daniel Morgan Academy:
Established in 2014, the Daniel Morgan Academy provides graduate education in support of the intelligence and national security communities. Its three Master’s programs (Intelligence, National Security, Information Operations) and five specialized credit-bearing certificates provide the framework through and in which students can advance themselves academically, personally and professionally. A practitioner faculty impart and ensure optimum understandings of real world events, and a strong cadre of visiting instructors supplements the classroom experience through simulation and presentation.

The Daniel Morgan Academy is a new, independent and stand-alone graduate school in Washington, DC (near Farragut North and West Metro Stations) dedicated to delivering the practical edge for the national security and intelligence professional. The Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is neither a government contractor nor a government entity. For more information please visit: https://danielmorgan.academy/about/

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 supportOpen Source ILSopen source supportOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

PPF Continues Partnership with De Gruyter

LISWire - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:19

~ Renewal Agreement Provides Subscription Fulfillment for De Gruyter Journals ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 28, 2016 — Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has renewed its partnership to fulfill subscription services for journals from De Gruyter. The partnership ensures that the needs of De Gruyter subscribers are met while allowing the company to focus on the editorial aspects of its business.

The partnership between PPF and De Gruyter, which began in 2010, provides long-term value and stability to its fulfillment clients that subscribe to its humanities, social sciences, STM and law journals, the more than 750 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products that De Gruyter produces. PPF’s expertise at managing institutional subscriptions and providing consultative, industry-specific analysis allows publishers to focus on editorial excellence and grow circulation and revenue.

Managing Director at De Gruyter, Carsten Buhr, looks forward to the continued partnership between the two companies: “Since 2010 PPF has been a reliable partner of De Gruyter’s, representing our subscription business in the Americas. We prize PPF’s collaborative and innovative spirit, and are happy to be further strengthening our partnership with them so that we can continue to build our subscription business in one of De Gruyter’s largest growth markets.”

For more information, visit the PPF website at www.ppfebsco.com

About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

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

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

Organization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services Announces Austin Community College the Winner of its EBSCO Solar Grant

LISWire - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:50

EBSCO Information Services Announces Austin Community College the Winner of its EBSCO Solar Grant
~ EBSCO Information Services Providing Up to $150,000 Grant For Highland Learning Center Campus Library to Install Solar Array ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 24, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is announcing the winner of its EBSCO Solar grant. Austin Community College (ACC) District’s Highland Campus Library in Austin, Texas has been selected as the winner of the grant which will cover up to $150,000 of the cost of installing a solar array. The grant will allow the Library to install solar panels and reduce its electricity expenditures.

Austin Community College District’s President and CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes says the Highland Campus Library is a headquarters for innovation among ACC libraries and the college is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment and reducing its dependence on nonrenewable energy. “Being able to install a photovoltaic is a great opportunity to continue to meet the sustainability practices outlined by the ACC Board of Trustees. EBSCO’s willingness to fund this project pushes us forward faster.”

The Library is located at ACC’s Highland Campus, which opened in August 2014 in north central Austin and serves more than 5,000 students. The campus is located on the site of the former Highland Mall which ACC purchased and remodeled into a college campus. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the campus LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for sustainable design and construction. The project has received other awards including the Associated Builders and Contractors Central Texas Chapter Award for Excellence in Construction; the Urban Land Institute’s 2015 Impact Award for Innovation; and the Design Award from the American Institute of Architects Austin Chapter.

ACC Library Services is a collaborative system of information, reference, research, and instructional and technical support whose mission is to support student success, classroom faculty, and teaching and learning. Each of the 11 ACC campuses throughout the district houses a library which provides students with study space, research workstations, course reserves, laptop and e-device checkout services and expert assistance from faculty librarians. ACC’s Dean of Library Services, Dr. Julie Todaro, says, “The Highland Campus Library houses the BatLab—a center for innovative Makerspace STEM activities—and is the perfect location for this environmental initiative. We are excited to partner with EBSCO in this exciting venture and with ACC’s forward-thinking Office of Sustainability.”

EBSCO Industries President and CEO Tim Collins says the submissions indicated that librarians are interested in alternative energies and programming that supports their decisions to go green. “So many of the submissions demonstrated a real interest in reducing the library’s environmental footprint and promoting those decisions to their communities. It was difficult to come up with just one winner but we believe Austin Community College will make great use of the money and its campus and community will benefit.”

Nearly 80 libraries submitted applications. Submissions highlighted the libraries’ current green activities, listed program requests and outlined how sites would get their campus or community involved.

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

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

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO SolarAustin Community CollegeGreen InitiativesOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

OCLC wins Knight News Challenge award to promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia

LISWire - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:01

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web.

The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, will work with a Wikipedian-in-Residence to deliver a national-scale training program that will build library staff skills to create and edit Wikipedia articles and to implement a Wikipedia outreach program in their local communities. This will include teaching U.S. public library staff the basics of Wikipedia editing and community norms, and giving library staff tools to engage local, experienced Wikipedians in related library events and activities.

“OCLC Research has been working with the Wikipedia community for years to make available authoritative library resources to support Wikipedia work,” said Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President, Membership and Research, and Chief Strategist. “WebJunction works closely with public libraries to promote collaborative learning. We’re grateful for this support that will help us bring together library staff and Wikipedians to offer a richer experience for information seekers.”

“Through this project, OCLC aims to help librarians update their skills, while increasing information literacy in communities and contributing to Wikipedia’s work to make knowledge more accessible to all,” said John Bracken, Knight Foundation vice president for media innovation.

The project will reinforce libraries as stewards of quality information, standard bearers for information literacy and curators of authoritative collections. While anyone can contribute to Wikipedia and its growing base of knowledge, knowing how to edit Wikipedia remains a mystery to most people, even information professionals. This project will equip library staff to become Wikipedia editors and to engage community members to join them and other local Wikipedians in collecting and extending access to knowledge.

Read the full project application on the Knight News Challenge website.

OCLC staff will participate, along with representatives from Knight Foundation, in a program with Knight News Challenge on Libraries winners on Saturday, June 25, during the ALA Annual Conference from 1–2:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T. More information is on the ALA website.

Knight’s mission is to promote informed and engaged communities. The foundation does that by investing in innovations in media and journalism, community engagement and the arts.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

About WebJunction
As an open learning community, WebJunction provides online resources, programming and learning opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and confidence that library staff need to power relevant, vibrant libraries. A program of OCLC Research, WebJunction designs and delivers transformational programs that connect public library service to community needs such as lifelong learning, health and wellness, and economic success. More than 70 percent of all U.S. public libraries across all 50 states have participated in WebJunction programs and learning since 2003.

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: WebJunctionOCLC ResearchTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services turns 5

LISWire - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:57

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America—have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a complete, cloud-based library management system that offers all the applications needed to manage a library, including Acquisitions, Circulation, Metadata, Resource Sharing, License Management and a single-search Discovery interface for library users. WMS also includes a range of Reports that help libraries understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

As part of the OCLC library cooperative, WMS libraries work together through the WorldShare environment. Librarians are able to connect with one another, exchange best practices, share experience and expertise, and contribute ideas in a web-based OCLC Community Center, which is available 24/7. Librarians can also connect via in-person and virtual WMS Community Meetings.

“OCLC and member libraries worked together to build WorldShare Management Services, a cooperative effort to create the next-generation library services platform,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “It’s not that often that we can affect real change in library automation systems, but WMS was the catalyst for real change. The unprecedented growth and adoption of WMS is due to the hard work and collaborative engagement of OCLC’s dedicated membership.”

"WMS is truly a library system for the 21st century,” said Lynne Jacobsen, Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication at Pepperdine University, which was among the earliest adopters of WMS. “WMS has enabled us to efficiently acquire, manage and provide access to electronic resources which now outnumber our print resources. We're able to effectively manage licenses that affect interlibrary loan. We're able to conduct sophisticated collection analysis, compare with peer institutions, and compile statistics for comprehensive library assessment.”

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our participation in the development of WMS,” said Jacobsen.
In the United States and Canada, more than 80 libraries of all types have joined the WMS community in the last year, including 4-year colleges such as Babson College, community colleges such as Weatherford College, and specialized academic institutions such as the Medical University of South Carolina.

Also in the United States, groups such as the West Virginia University Libraries, Potomac State College, WVU Institute of Technology, West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University have joined the WMS community.

In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, noteworthy additions to the WMS community include several firsts: the Münster University of Applied Science was the first academic institution in Germany to join the WMS community; the College of Europe was the first institution in Belgium, the University of KwaZulu-Natal was the first in South Africa, and the American University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates was the first in the Middle East.

In Australia and New Zealand, this past year Scion became the first institution in New Zealand to join the WMS community. Most recently, The Northern Territory Library, a major reference and research institution in Australia, selected WMS for more than 50 libraries in the region.

Libraries worldwide are using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

More about WorldShare Management Services is on the OCLC website.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: WorldShare Management ServicesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: OCLCIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EBSCOhost® Users Can Now Visualize Altmetrics from Plum™ Analytics

LISWire - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:37

~ Integration with the Plum Print will Help
Users Improve Their Research and Better Evaluate Resources ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 23, 2016 — The overall research experience for users of EBSCO Discovery Service™ and EBSCOhost® databases is improving with the addition of altmetrics data from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company. By integrating the Plum Print widget into these platforms, users will have a view of modern metrics that allows them to uncover new research insights.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and EBSCOhost customers will be able to view the Plum Print to visualize the research impact of all items in the results list, including: articles, books chapters, e-books, and institutional repository materials. Powered by the PlumX Suite, the Plum Print visually changes depending on the altmetrics found in each of the five categories: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and citations, providing added research insight at the artifact level.

The Plum Print will appear in the EDS and EBSCOhost search results, giving researchers a highly visual way of evaluating resources, and the ability to quickly focus on information of interest to them. Hovering over the Plum Print highlights a brief visual breakdown of the altmetrics, and clicking on it brings users to the Plum Suite platform for more in-depth information.

EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Strategy, Tamir Borensztajn says the Plum Print will improve the research experience of EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost users. “Helping our users find pertinent content they’re searching for is a key objective across our business. The integration of the Plum Print into EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost gives users additional means to evaluate search results, creating a more user-focused research experience.”

EBSCO Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy Mark Herrick says the integration is one way EBSCO is using its technological assets to improve the research experience. “As EBSCO moves forward as a technical innovator for libraries and their institutions, we think altmetrics is an important component for them. That was our initial motivation in January 2014 when we acquired Plum Analytics. Since that time we’ve done a lot of careful work, including a trial roll-out of the Plum Print in our CINAHL® database, building a scalable infrastructure, and gathering metrics for a very large number of articles and other research artifacts to give users of EDS and other databases an optimal experience.”

Plum Analytics Co-Founder and President, Andrea Michalek said user testing conducted during the Plum Print integration into CINAHL databases proved overwhelmingly positive. “Most users noticed the Plum Print right away and understood how it could help them with their research. Those findings gave us the confidence to make the feature available to a much wider audience.”

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 gathers 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 www.plumanalytics.com.

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

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

Tags: Alternative Research MetricsAcademic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Eight Libraries Earn the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards for 2016

LISWire - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 12:21

~ Each Library Receives $10,000 from the H.W. Wilson Foundation ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 31, 2016 — Eight libraries are being recognized for their strategic communications efforts with the 2016 John Cotton Dana Awards (JCD) for outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of the American Library Association (ALA), and consists of $10,000 grants for each winner from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

The winning campaigns feature a wide variety of strategies including: capturing the authentic stories of a library’s patrons on video in order to teach people why we need libraries; creating a high-impact summer learning program; partnering with a large business to increase the number of library cardholders to almost a million; efforts to educate people on a proposition that could result in drastic cuts in library services; zombie-themed outreach for donations of old power cords and connecting cables to resurrect data on outdated digital devices; a program designed to increase the number of kids ready for kindergarten; a celebration of all things Harry Potter that brought the entire community together; and the launch of an inspiration lab to inspire the community to create.

The winning libraries are:

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for a Library of Possibilities
Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge 2015 Explore and Soar
Houston Public Library MyLink Card Campaign
New Orleans Public Library Millage Campaign, a Library at a Crossroads
Northwestern Libraries for UnDead Tech
The San Diego County Library for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Scholes Library at Alfred University for Harry Potter’s World
Vancouver Public Library Inspiration Lab Launch Campaign

The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communications campaigns from libraries of all types and sizes. In recognition of the achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an awards ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

About the John Cotton Dana Award
The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library.

About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
The H.W. Wilson Foundation was established in 1952 by Halsey W. Wilson, founder of The H.W. Wilson Company. Over the years the foundation has provided grants to libraries and library related causes. Since 1957 the foundation has supported scholarship grants to all library schools accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Visit the foundation at thwwf.org.

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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.

Tags: EBSCOJohn Cotton Dana AwardIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCO

LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at ALA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

LISWire - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 15:15

LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at ALA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.

North Bethesda, MD, June 8, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the ALA 2016 Conference in Orlando, FL. from June 24th through June 27th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth # 2362 to see the latest library-sponsored functional additions to 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:

  • External links to third party authentication programs
  • 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
  • Full support for multiple security classification schema between metadata and digital objects
  • Discovery Layer visual search using ESRI and Google Maps interfaces

To find out more about Bibliovation 3.0, and LibLime’s support for libraries that want to be part of an LSP’s open development, email [email protected] to request a presentation, or visit LibLime at Booth #2362 at the ALA Exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center.

More information about the upcoming ALA Conference can be found at http://2016.alaannual.org/general-exhibits-info

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: LibLimeBibliovationopen sourceKoha DevelopmentOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Backstage Library Works to host subject-based classification session at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando

LISWire - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 14:15

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220
[email protected] | www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, June 16, 2016 – On Sunday, June 26th, Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com)will co-present at the ALA Annual Conference Exhibits Round Table (ERT) program: State of the Union for Subject Based Classification in Public Libraries. The discussion will be held in the Orange County Convention Center, room W300 and will run from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Public libraries considering a change from the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system to a subject-based system are encouraged to attend the presentation. The panel will review the pros and cons of subject-based systems and discuss what it takes to move from DDC to a subject-based arrangement. Attendees will gain insight into the tools needed to make the transition.

Panelists include:
◾Sandy Wee Library Services Manager, Access Services
San Mateo County Libraries, California

◾Jeremy Reeder, Deputy Director
Maricopa County Library District, Arizona

◾Logan Macdonald, Director of Products & Technology
Anythink Libraries, Colorado

◾John Reese, Vice President of On-Site Services
Backstage Library Works, Utah

The program is included with a full conference registration. To learn more, visit:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-annual/fsPopup.aspMode=presInfo&Pre...

Backstage is also exhibiting at the ALA Conference in booth 2069. The exhibit hall is located in the West Building of the Orange County Convention Center.

About Backstage Library Works

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

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U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

LISWire - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 16:58

North Bethesda, MD, June 10, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by a civilian U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal and was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

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

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

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

Journal of Greek Linguistics Moving to Full Open Access

LISWire - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 08:21

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 9 June 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that the Journal of Greek Linguistics, which is indexed by Scopus and Web of Science, has become a full Open Access publication. To help the journal transition to a full gold Open Access journal, Brill will sponsor the journal by setting the Article Publication Charge (APC) at a lower rate for the first three years and by waiving the charges for authors unable to raise the funds for publication. APCs will be charged for all new submissions to the journal. In addition to the current volume, all back volumes will now be freely available.

The editors of the journal, Dag Haug, Brian Joseph and Anna Roussou: “As scholars and academics, we are in the knowledge business — we create, organize, and disseminate knowledge through our research, teaching, and editing. Getting knowledge into the hands of people who want it and to whom it will make a difference matters to all of us, so we applaud this move to Open Access for our journal.”

Senior Acquisitions Editor Irene van Rossum is looking forward to continued cooperation with the editors on the journal: “The Journal of Greek Linguistics is an integral part of Brill’s list of publications on the Greek language from ancient to modern times. With the move to Open Access we hope to stimulate further research into the rich history and modern uses of the language.”

For more information on the journal, please see www.brill.com/jgl. The online edition of the journal can be accessed through http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15699846. For information on Open Access publishing at Brill, please see www.brill.com/openaccess.

For general questions on the move to Open Access, please contact Irene van Rossum: [email protected].

About the editors
Brian D. Joseph (Ph.D. 1978, Harvard University) is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and The Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. He is former editor of Diachronica and of Language. He specializes in the linguistics of Greek (from the Mycenaean up through the Modern periods), Albanian, and the Balkans, as well as general historical linguistics.

Dag Haug (PhD 2001, University of Oslo) is Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Oslo. He specializes in the linguistics of Ancient Greek and Latin, with an emphasis on syntax and semantics, as well as computational approaches to Greek and Latin syntax and semantics. He has published numerous articles in this fields and leads the development of the PROIEL treebank of ancient Indo-European languages.

Anna Roussou (PhD 1994, University College London), is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Patras. Her research is in theoretical linguistics, with particular emphasis on syntax (comparative, diachronic, including also aspects of acquisition and learning) and its interfaces with semantics and morphology

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/journal-greek-linguistics-moving-full-open-access

Tags: Brill OpenBrillopen accessopen acces journalsOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial Libraries

LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia

LISWire - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:55

North Bethesda, MD, June 8, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia from June 12th through June 14th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #439 to see the latest functional additions to 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:

  • External links to third party authentication programs
  • 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
  • Full support for multiple security classification schema between metadata and digital objects
  • 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 #439 at the SLA Exhibits at the Pennsylvania 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: LibLimekohaBibliovationOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Stratford University Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 13:16

6/8/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Stratford University 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 Library at Stratford University, of Falls Church, VA. is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 20,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://libcatalog.stratford.edu/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's decision to move to Koha:

"We are thrilled with our new partnership with Stratford University, and that we are able to deliver Koha to their staff and students so that they may benefit from an ILS that works for them."

About Stratford University:
Stratford University is a private educational institution dedicated to preparing students for the challenges of a rewarding career. Alumni pursue professions in high-demand fields like information technology, hospitality, culinary arts, business administration, health sciences, and nursing. With convenient locations in Falls Church, Woodbridge, Richmond, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, Stratford University is the ideal place to fulfill academic and professional goals.

Stratford University offers Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, as well as many non-credit workshops and courses. Our curriculum combines advanced technology, hands-on labs and traditional educational methods to create a program that produces a valuable educational service to our students and their future employers.

This emphasis on individual learning methods results in student academic success without lowering required employer-based standards. Consequently, Stratford alumni enjoy a high placement rate in high-demand industries. Stratford University is exempt from requirements of oversight to grant Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees by State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. For more information please visit: http://www.stratford.edu/about

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

Long-awaited new edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections now available

LISWire - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 08:06
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For immediate release:

Long-awaited new edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections now available
Facet Publishing have announced the release of the 3rd edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The Directory is the only publication to bring together rare book and special collections from all kinds of libraries across the UK and Ireland and is an essential research tool for researchers and librarians throughout the world.

Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997, this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, subscription libraries, clergy libraries, libraries for other professions, school libraries, companies, London clubs, museums and archives, and libraries in stately homes.
Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford said, "The new edition is a long-awaited reference work which will help researchers identify the UK and Republic of Ireland’s great collections of research materials. It provides detailed and authoritative information and is a must for all serious researchers."

Edited by Karen Attar, Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library, The Directory:
• contains a national, cross-sectoral overview of rare book and special collections
• offers full contact details, and descriptions of rare book and named special collections including quantities and particular subject and language strengths
• provides a quick and easy summary of individual libraries’ holdings
• directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for them
• assists libraries to evaluate their special collections according to a ‘unique and distinctive’ model
• enables libraries to make informed decisions about acquisition and collaboration
• helps booksellers and donors to target offers.
David Prosser, Executive Director of Research Libraries UK said, "Together, institutions in the UK and Ireland hold unrivalled special collections. From our great National Libraries, through university collections to the smaller collections of specialist societies, cathedrals, historic homes, and museums we have a centuries-old tradition of collecting, preserving and giving access. Scholars from around the world and across disciplinary differences rely on the treasures held by libraries listed in the Directory to pursue their research and help us make sense of the world in which we live."
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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:

Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 3rd edition | May 2016 | 752pp | Hardback | 9781783300167 | Price: £175.00 | CILIP members price: £140.00
About the editor:
Karen Attar is Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library and a Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, both of the University of London. She has published widely on library history and aspects of special collections, is the reviews editor for Library & Information History, and in 2012 edited the treasures volume Senate House Library, University of London.
Karen has written a blogpost about some of the most interesting collections contained in the Directory.
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: rare bookspecial collectionsresearchdirectoryTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

The Popular Job Search Tool Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Gets Stronger

LISWire - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:16

The Popular Job Search Tool Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Gets Stronger
~ Latest Version Offers New Content, Features and a Superior User Interface ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 7, 2016 — LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, announces Job & Career Accelerator version 5.0, the newest release of the CODiE award-winning online job search and career exploration platform. This new version will be an asset to the more than 30 million job seekers that turn to public libraries for career assistance each year.

Job & Career Accelerator helps school, academic, and public libraries, provide life-changing support with its easy-to-use, self-directed tools that patrons can use without burdening library staff. The latest features include career articles, a skills assessment, new sample resumes and improved navigation. In addition, its responsive design enables job seekers to take Job & Career Accelerator anywhere on their mobile devices.

LearningExpress’ General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Kheil McIntyre says the platform gives libraries a powerful resource. “Job & Career Accelerator is a way for libraries to meet critical needs in their communities. It gives us great satisfaction when librarians tell us that Job & Career Accelerator is their most-used resource. We’re excited to provide another tool that helps to level the playing field, this time for jobs and careers.”

Job & Career Accelerator has everything job seekers need to find, prepare for, apply and get hired into ideally matched positions, based on interests or skills. It includes real-time job and internship search capabilities for millions of job postings; information on more than 1,100 occupations; resume and letter builders; interest and skills assessments for occupation matches; interview tips and guidance; a college finder tool; career articles and e-books; and a personalized and secure dashboard for managing job searches.

It serves job seekers of all circumstances — unemployed, underemployed, career changers, displaced workers, individuals returning to the workforce, transitioning military and youth entering the workforce. The timing of this new version is particularly beneficial for recent high school and college graduates.

About LearningExpress
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, career, and academic eLearning resources for the public and school library markets. Founded in 1995, it became an EBSCO company in April 2015 and is part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com.

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

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

Tags: LearningExpressEBSCOJob ToolsTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Public LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services Solidifies Software as a Service Team Hiring John Law as Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms

LISWire - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:05

EBSCO Information Services Solidifies Software as a Service Team Hiring John Law as Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms
~ John Law to Head Team Dedicated to Advancing Library Technologies ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 2, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its Software as a Service (SaaS) team hiring John Law as Senior Vice President, SaaS Products and Platforms. Law will oversee a growing EBSCO mission designed to advance progress on open source LSP collaboration, library discovery solutions and secure content access, from anywhere on any device.

Bringing nearly 20 years of experience in library solutions, Law is well-known as an innovator in the library space. He has made significant contributions to research on user behaviors and effective UX design. As a technologist with a passion for enabling research and education, Law previously held a number of product management, platform development and discovery-related leadership roles at ProQuest and Serials Solutions before choosing to join EBSCO.

EBSCO Executive Vice President of Product Management, Stratton Lloyd says Law will help expand EBSCO’s vision and accelerate library technologies forward. “John’s reputation is a testament to his dedication to improving library solutions and as part of the EBSCO team he is expected to move us forward even faster as we embark on a never before seen, industry changing open source project, expand the reaches of discovery and search, provide innovative workflow solutions for librarians and create a better, more intuitive and more streamlined user experience.”

Law says he hopes to leverage EBSCO’s premier market position to produce innovations that significantly impact the mission of libraries. “The driven leadership and dedicated talent at EBSCO are inspiring. With the resources and know-how within the company, there is an opportunity to create transformational solutions that effectively address the rapidly evolving needs of our learning institutions and communities.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Enhance your library’s web-scale discovery systems

LISWire - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:56

New from Facet Publishing: Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems edited by Louise F. Spiteri, Dalhousie University.

Libraries are increasingly using web-scale discovery systems to help clients find a wide assortment of library materials, including books, journal articles, special collections, archival collections, videos, music and open access collections. Depending on the library material catalogued, the discovery system might need to negotiate different metadata standards, such as AACR, RDA, RAD, FOAF, VRA Core, METS, MODS, RDF and more.

With this new book, you can harness the power of linked data and web-scale discovery systems to manage and link widely varied content across your library collection.

Editor Louise Spiteri and a range of international experts show you how to:

• maximize the effectiveness of web-scale discovery systems
• provide a smooth and seamless discovery experience to your users
• help users conduct searches that yield relevant results
• manage the sheer volume of items to which you can provide access, so your users can actually find what they need
• maintain shared records that reflect the needs, languages, and identities of culturally and ethnically varied communities
• manage metadata both within, across, and outside, library discovery tools by converting your library metadata to linked open data that all systems can access
• manage user generated metadata from external services such as Goodreads and LibraryThing
• mine user generated metadata to better serve your users in areas such as collection development or readers’ advisory.

The book will be essential reading for cataloguers, technical services and systems librarians and library and information science students studying modules on metadata, cataloguing, systems design, data management, and digital libraries. It will also be of interest to those managing metadata in archives, museums and other cultural heritage institutions.

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Managing Metadata in Web-scale Discovery Systems | May 2016 | 188pp | Paperback; 9781783300693; £54.95

About the authors:

Dr Louise Spiteri is Director of the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Spiteri has published extensively in the areas of social tagging, folksonomies, social discovery systems, and library cataloguing. Dr. Spiteri teaches in the areas of information management, metadata, records management, cataloguing, classification, and taxonomies.

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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Saybrook University Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:42

5/27/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Saybrook University 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 Library at Stratford University, of Falls Church, VA. is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' holdings last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://saybrook.bywatersolutions.com/

About Saybrook University:
Saybrook University was established to challenge the idea that human beings needed to be broken down into parts and isolated from the rest of the world to be understood. Instead, our founders declared that human beings are complex, and to understand them, one must understand the interconnectivity of everything that they experience. Committed to helping students achieve their full potential, our community is deeply rooted in this humanistic tradition.

The College of Social Sciences offers M.A. and Ph.D. programs that provide students with hands-on experience and mentoring from faculty who are active and experienced in their respective disciplines. Committed to an approach of understanding individuals, groups, couples, and families within their broader social and cultural context, graduates learn to understand the interconnectivity of various systems and to make significant change. Applying what they have learned to a variety of fields, graduates can find successful careers in business, nonprofit, government agencies, and private practice.

For more information please visit http://www.saybrook.edu

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: koah supportKoha open source ILSOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Support Open Source Technology for Libraries

LISWire - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:53

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Support Open Source Technology for Libraries
~ EBSCO Provides Additional Support and Funding to Koha toward Open-Source ILS Enhancements ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 26, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types.

EBSCO began providing financial support to Koha in February 2015. This latest contribution will help with the next phase of community driven enhancements, including support for additional system interoperability as well as acquisition and e-resource management capabilities in Koha such as:

• Creation of an acquisitions API
• Complete implementation of ordering and invoicing system
• Improve interoperability between Koha and CORAL to provide an Open Source solution combining traditional ILS work flows and ERM functionality
• Plug-in integration to Italy's Indice SBN

Vice President of Global Software Services at EBSCO Ron Burns, says the company has always been committed to expanding options for libraries. “EBSCO has a long history of supporting open source and open initiatives. We understand that the library market demands interoperability and more choices which is why we continue to support the great work and efforts of the Koha community.”

The financial support from EBSCO will be provided via the Koha Gruppo Italiano/ The American University of Rome, which will be assisted in this development and integration by key Koha contributors ByWater Solutions, Biblibre and @Cult. In keeping with open source tradition, these enhancements to Koha are truly open source and will be available for others to use, modify and re-distribute.

Work on the enhancements mentioned above are expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.

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 CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resource management system built by the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries. The first module, Licensing, was released as open source software in the summer of 2010 and we have continued releasing new modules since then. It is designed to be both simple and highly customizable – each module can be installed independently or used together depending on your library’s needs. If you do decide to install the entire suite, easy access to linked records help make sense of the electronic resource through the entire life cycle: acquisition, licensing, administration, support and usage. CORAL runs on PHP 5, MySQL 5 and your webserver. It is a very small installation and most users (including Notre Dame) have it installed on a server alongside other production applications. CORAL is released as open source software under GPL v. 3 and is available on GitHub. For more information about CORAL, please visit: http://coral-erm.org/

About EBSCO Information Services
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Renew and refresh your professional identity, become an innovative school librarian

LISWire - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:27

Facet Publishing have announced the publication of The Innovative School Librarian, 2nd edition
Written by current leaders in the field, each chapter in this new book addresses the practical issues facing school librarians. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate curriculum revisions, resource changes, developments in the use and integration of technology and new routes into the profession.

The Innovative School Librarian raises important questions about the functions of the school librarian and sets out to encourage the reader to think outside the box for new approaches to traditional challenges. It aims to inspire and enable school librarians to think creatively about their work and the community in which they operate.

Key topics covered include:

• the librarian's vision and values
• bridging the gap between different visions for the school library
• identifying and understanding your community
• making a positive response to change
• keeping inspired and inspiring others in the library
• integrating the library into teaching and learning.

This is an essential, thought-provoking book for all school librarians, practitioners in schools library services, and students of librarianship globally. It also has plenty to interest school leadership, headteachers, educational thinkers, public library managers and local government officers.

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

The Innovative School Librarian, 2nd edition | May 2016 | 224pp | Paperback; 9781783300556; £54.95

About the authors:

Sharon Markless (the editor) is Senior Lecture in Higher Education within King's Learning Institute where she draws on many years of experience in both teaching and research. She initially taught in secondary schools and further education before moving into H.E. in 1990 as a Senior Lecturer in Professional Development at Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Elizabeth Bentley is Librarian and Learning Resource Centre Manager at Addey and Stanhope School.

Sarah Pavey is an Independent Consultant and Trainer for school libraries. Visit her website at www.sp4il.co.uk.

Sally Todd is School Archivist at St John’s School.

Sue Shaper is Director of Library Resources at The Broxbourne School.

Dr Carol Webb is Head Librarian at Portsmouth Grammar School.

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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