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Brill Starts New Collaboration with Dutch Universities

LISWire - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:48

The Hague / Leiden, 20 March 2017

Scholarly publisher Brill has reached an agreement with the VSNU – the Association of Universities in the Netherlands – with an emphasis on Open Access.

As part of the agreement, scholars and students of ten Dutch universities will be granted access to Brill’s complete journal portfolio. The journal package includes over 240 titles in the Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, and Biology.

For part of the journal portfolio, Brill is moving towards Open Access: scholars affiliated to a Dutch institution are allowed to publish in Open Access in Brill’s journals in the fields of International Law and International Relations, without any additional fees. The journal selection consists of 40 leading titles in these fields. Measured by the number of journal articles, approximately one-third of the journal articles of scholars working for Dutch universities will be published in Open Access with Brill. The agreement is valid for 2017 and 2018. As a result of this collaboration, Brill is the first Dutch publisher to make full Open Access available for all its Law journals for eligible authors.

Peter Coebergh, EVP Sales & Marketing at Brill, is delighted about the agreement: “Open Access is a key focal point for the VSNU and Brill is proud to be part of this new form of collaboration between universities and publishers.”

For more information about the agreement visit www.brill.com/brillopen-vsnu or contact Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships 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) and Singapore (SG), 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.

Tags: Brillopen accessVSNUOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™

LISWire - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:31

EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™
~ Expert Auto Service and Repair Information Resource Equips Users with Automotive Diagnosis, Repair and Maintenance Data ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 16, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and MOTOR Information Systems (MOTOR), the world’s premier supplier of automotive data for over 100 years, have partnered to offer AutoMate™, a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts.

AutoMate features content from the original equipment manufacturers including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance schedules, estimated labor times, technical service bulletins, specifications and diagnostic trouble codes so users can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain their vehicle. Millions of high-quality images can be magnified and printed. Images include component location diagrams and comprehensive wiring diagrams.

To help users validate the cost of repairs and accurately identify manufacturer parts, AutoMate also supplies diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price. Every major auto manufacturer is represented in the database and content is categorized by year, make, model, sub-model and engine, leading to accurate, vehicle-specific results. Searching is easy with AutoMate’s user-friendly navigation and the content is continually updated to ensure users have the most current information.

AutoMate is the latest addition to EBSCO’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) resources. Other DIY resources include Home Improvement Reference Center™, Small Engine Repair Reference Center™, Small Business Reference Center™ and Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center™.

About MOTOR
The world’s premier supplier of automotive data, MOTOR’s mission since 1903 has been to provide customers with unbiased, accurate, authoritative and reliable information in consistent easy-to-use formats. MOTOR is a division of Hearst Business Media, a Hearst company, and a global technology leader delivering information, insights, analytics, and workflow solutions to meet worldwide needs in the finance, healthcare and transportation markets. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers; 31 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate.

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]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesAutoMateDIYLibrary DatabasesEBSCO DatabasesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Koios brings Chattanooga Public Library to local Google search results

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:05

Chattanooga, TN (March 13, 2017) - Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with library software startup Koios to make their materials visible in Google search results. CPL is one of the first libraries to implement Libre, Koios’ search optimization platform for libraries.

When asked about her decision to be an early adopter of Koios, CPL Director Corinne Hill noted, “I want to be where our users are. And our users are on Google.” Hill also highlighted Koios’ deep research into local search habits as a deciding factor. “We never realized how many opportunities were available on Google to connect our community to our resources right when they need them.”

Libre is a new product from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The product promotes library resources with elegant, responsive, search-optimized landing pages that are linked to relevant keyword searches. So a Google search for “Fahrenheit 451” will return “Fahrenheit 451 is available free from your local library.”

In addition to implementing Libre, CPL will join Koios’ new Search Marketing Practices for Libraries group. Members share data and collaborate on new strategies for search visibility. Gordner and Hill will jointly present some of the early insights at a Computers in Libraries session later this month.

To learn more about Chattanooga Public Library, visit chattlibrary.org. Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at libraries.readlibre.com.

About Koios
Koios helps readers find the best books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free at their local library. We enable library materials to appear in local Google search results, and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used by readers at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit www.koios.co.

Press contact:
Trey Gordner
Founder/CEO, Koios
[email protected]
803-570-2144

Interview list:
Corinne Hill,
Director, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]

Mary Barnett
Public Relations, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]
423-643-7711

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireTags: Library Marketinglinked dataDiscovery layerDiscovery ServiceDiscovery InnovationOrganization Type: For ProfitIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic Libraries

The Conway Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:07

3/14/2017

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

The Conway Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Conway Public Library of Conway, NH is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 40,000 plus holdings from TLC last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.conwaypubliclibrary.org/

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

"We are very happy to have the pleasure of working with the team at the Conway Public Library on their Koha implementation and ongoing support. ByWater has a fantastic relationship with the libraries in New Hampshire and are pleased to see that interest in the state regarding open technologies is still growing. We look forward to many years of serving the staff and patrons of Conway."

About the Conway Public Library:
The Conway Public Library offers community residents of all ages:

  • Access to information sources
  • A place to gather
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Popular materials to meet cultural, educational, and recreational needs
  • Knowledgeable professional staff who are committed to maintaining a superior quality of service

Since its founding, the Conway Public Library has played a vital role in the lives of those residing in the Town of Conway and the greater Mt. Washington Valley community.  From the beauty of our building to the dedication of our staff, we invite you to learn about the history of the Conway Public Library.  Then, come in and discover the world of opportunity that awaits you today at the Conway Public Library! For more information please visit: http://conwaypubliclibrary.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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Publishes The Journal of Interrupted Studies

LISWire - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:33

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 13 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has become the publisher of The Journal of Interrupted Studies, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary journal edited and founded by Oxford University students and academics, and dedicated to the work of refugee academics. Serving as a platform to publish research that has in many cases itself been interrupted by the authors’ own forced migration, the journal aims to show the impact of the refugee crisis on academic scholarship and the lives of academic refugees. It also provides a forum for valuable incomplete research; often a fragment of an unfinished research project, such as a hypothesis or methodology, can contribute significantly to scholarly development.

The journal editors, Oxford students Paul Ostwald and Marcos Barclay remark: “The journal seeks to highlight the intellectual and political agency of refugees in a climate where they are often dehumanised and excluded from the public discourse around them. Our partnership with Brill is an important step to a broader awareness of the journal’s mission.”

Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe comments: “When an intellectual project is stopped short, the available pieces may hold great value – both as scholarly contributions in themselves and as offerings to a more complete understanding of the interruption and its impact. Brill is honored to offer sponsorship and support to the publication of The Journal of Interrupted Studies.”

The electronic version of the journal will be freely available on an Open Access basis. Brill will also produce a print version which will be available free of charge.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Anna Schmitt Nagelbach, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [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, Human Rights and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), 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-publishes-journal-interrupted-studies

Tags: Brillopen accesshumanities journalsOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrarians

EBSCO Information Services Continues Its Commitment to Expand E-book Options for Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:34

~ EBSCO eBooks Reaches One Million Title Mark ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 8, 2017 — Libraries looking to build their e-book collection can rely on EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide the most e-book options and the best integrated platform user experience possible. EBSCO has continued its commitment to libraries to continually grow their selection of best-selling, front list and award winning e-book titles by reaching the one million e-book mark — and has no intention of slowing down.

Since EBSCO first began offering e-books to libraries, the focus has been to offer an extensive collection of e-books from publishers around the world and a comprehensive and powerful search experience. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. In the past six months, approximately 16,000 e-books were added each month and in the past seven years EBSCO eBooks has seen an increase of 800,000 e-books. EBSCO eBooks is accessible via the well- known, easy-to-use EBSCOhost® platform and integrates seamlessly with all EBSCOhost content. Allowing end users to search for e-books along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections.

Ken Breen, Vice President of Product Management, says the one millionth e-book milestone is a testament to EBSCO’s commitment to libraries and its strong relationships with publishers. “EBSCO has always been committed to increasing the number of quality e-book options for libraries and to also get the content to libraries and patrons in the most efficient and intuitive way. We are also dedicated to building strong relationships with publishers over the years as partners in providing e-solutions to our customers and their patrons. We've learned a lot along the journey and we are excited about the things that are coming in the near future.”

To provide more choices to librarians and their patrons and allow librarians more freedom to make purchasing decisions, e-books are available to purchase on a title-by-title basis as well as in Subject Sets and Featured Collections. EBSCO creates approximately 21 pre-packaged Featured Collections per month and also offers a choice of 27 Subscription Collections that are updated quarterly. Subject Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particularly high-interest subject area and approximately 50-60 Subject Sets are released each year.

EBSCO is committed to focus on optimizing the e-book user experience for library patrons. Being fully integrated with EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service® and offering access to the world’s finest collection of content, EBSCO eBooks platform offers time saving and patron-friendly features like print and save as well as improved performance, and both vertical scrolling and sequential paging. EBSCO also updated the EBSCO eBooks mobile experience, making it easier to access industry leading content by no longer requiring an Adobe ID login.

Libraries have several options when purchasing e-books from EBSCO: using the ownership model (one user, three user, unlimited user, concurrent access); through Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA); via lease; or subscription collections. Titles can be purchased through GOBI, OASIS, EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM), Titlewave and Mackin.com. With no markups and no fees of any title and no minimum order requirement, EBSCO eBooks is an economical and convenient way for libraries to acquire the titles that researchers, clinicians and students need.

EBSCO also offers a premium collection of 70,000 high-quality audiobook titles. EBSCO Audiobooks provides audiobooks directly from mobile devices to make on-the-go listening easier. Audiobooks are available to purchase in ECM through a Single User perpetual access model.

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]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO e-booksGOBIEBSCO AudiobooksEBSCOhostIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCO

The Free Public Library of Audubon goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:14

3/7/2017

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

The Free Public Library of Audubon goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Free Public Library of Audubon, of Audubon, NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Follett last year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://audubon.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"New Jersey is a real hot bed for Koha interest right now and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Audubon Library now and going forward. The Jersey Connect hosting program, which offers free hosting to libraries moving to an open source system, is a fantastic and forward thinking initiative which rewards libraries embracing the ideas surrounding open technologies. Libraries pay us only for support so they are saving thousands yearly by using this program. We love this!"

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

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

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

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

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