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Brill Brings Hiersemann‘s Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens Online

LISWire - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 04:17

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 14 October 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquires the electronic distribution rights to Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, second edition (LGB²) from Hiersemann Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany), and further expands its portfolio in Book History and of major reference works in the German language.

The recently completed 9-volume work is edited by Günther Pflug et al., former head of the German National Library. It aims to register and describe all persons, institutes, facts, parameters and practices which play a role in the transmission of knowledge between author and reader. This includes the production, distribution and reception of books. Comprising articles by more than 400 authors, the LGB² is widely considered an indispensable resource for students and researchers in book history, library science, manuscript studies, media studies, and literature and cultural studies.

Brill will make the Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens available online in December 2016 on its reference work platform. The online portfolio further includes other German language works such as Der Neue Pauly Online, Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit Online, Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur Online (Metzler Verlag), and Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart Online (Mohr Siebeck).

Customers of the print edition will be eligible for a discount. More information on the LGB² Online is available on the Brill website: www.brill.com/lgbo. For questions on this media alert please contact Jasmin Lange, Business Development Manager ([email protected] or + 31 71 5353 517).

For customer queries please contact our Sales department at [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific) or [email protected] (the Americas).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes over 250 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 listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

About Hiersemann
Founded in 1892 by Karl W. Hiersemann in Leizpig, and since 1949 based in Stuttgart (Germany), Hiersemann Verlag is an independent academic press specializing in book and library studies, history, art history, classics, literary studies and religious studies. For more information, visit www.hiersemann.de.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-brings-hiersemanns-lexikon-des-gesamten-...

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The SWITCH Library Consortium Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 13:44

10/13/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The SWITCH Library Consortium 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 Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange, Inc (SWITCH) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 950,000 titles from their Millennium system and is providing ongoing support services to the consortium and its members. SWITCH is made up of 8 Academic Library members who include Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Concordia University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Mount Mary University, Sacred Heart School of Theology, St. Francis Seminary and Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Consortium's customized online catalog can be found here: https://topcat.switchinc.org/

Jenny Schmidt, Coordinator of Services for the consortium, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater:

"In the course of evaluating a new library system for our consortium, SWITCH was looking for a library system that would translate into cost savings for its members while still not sacrificing key functionality.  Our organization feels it's important for small, academic libraries to have an open source ILS option that is not overly confusing to set up and manage. We appreciated the clear enthusiasm ByWater staff have for open source, for Koha and the future of both.

Jenny goes on to comment on her experience with the team at ByWater:

"ByWater staff have been patient with our group and have worked hard to listen to our local needs starting with our migration. This has been important as our member libraries transitioned to Koha, and because SWITCH plans to continue working with them to shape Koha to be even more robust for small academic consortia like ourselves. We have a shared catalog where patrons are able to place holds on materials from any member library. It was important to our staff to continue to offer article level requests via our catalog. We were very pleased with how Kyle Hall (Lead Developer at ByWater) worked closely with our consortium to develop custom article request functionality for the Koha OPAC and staff client. The end result works better than what we had with our former ILS.  Kyle worked tireless to try and accommodate our libraries."

About the SWITCH Library Consortium:
SWITCH, which stands for the Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization set up in the late 1980’s by participating private colleges in the Milwaukee area. Its purpose is to help advance the effective implementation of information technology at its member libraries and institutions and to facilitate cooperative ventures between its member institutions. These private colleges serve a diverse student body from traditional age, on-campus students to adult non-traditional students spanning a number of states and countries. Read more about our member institutions.

SWITCH works to support and highlight the library services and collections of its member libraries and institutions. This new mission is to be achieved by:

  • Working to better support the facilitation of library services at the SWITCH libraries.
  • Working to identify improved techniques and staff training opportunities.
  • Working to increase and improve access to each other’s library collections.
  • Working to identify ways to showcase the materials owned by the SWITCH libraries.

For more information about SWITCH please visit: http://support.switchinc.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 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 support and implementation with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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

An essential guide to linked data for libraries, archives and museums

LISWire - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 08:57

11/10/2016

For immediate release

An essential guide to linked data for libraries, archives and museums

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Linked Data for Cultural Heritage

In this new book Ed Jones and Michele Seikel along with a stellar list of contributors help readers understand linked data concepts by examining practice and projects based in libraries, archives, and museums.

Linked open data remains very much a work in progress, and much of the progress has taken place within the domain of the cultural heritage institutions. There is no question that the structure of linked data, and the machine inferencing it supports, shows great promise for discoverability. What will be the ‘killer app’ that breaks linked open data out to the wider world and accelerates its uptake? Perhaps it will be a project described in this volume.

The editors of the book said, “while we are still some distance from the world of linked data that Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila envisaged fifteen years ago when they first proposed a Semantic Web, this book provides a snapshot in time of the current linked data landscape among libraries and other cultural institutions – many very large datasets have now been made available as RDF, and the SPARQL query language enables sophisticated queries across datasets.”

The book examines projects including Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America, OCLC’s use of Schema.org and the development of the BIBFRAME data model and discusses how to migrate from a MARC to a linked data environment, how controlled vocabularies integrate with linked data and the role of authority control, identifiers and vocabularies including Web Ontology Language (OWL).

Ed Jones has been cataloguing serials, on and off, since 1976, and over the years has authored several scholarly papers and made numerous presentations on serials cataloguing, the FRBR and FRAD conceptual models, and RDA. He has been a member of the CONSER Operations Committee, on and off, since 1981, and recently served as an RDA advisor. In 1995, he received his doctorate in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He is currently associate director for assessment and technical services at National University in San Diego.

Michele Seikel is a tenured professor and cataloguing librarian on the library faculty at Oklahoma State University. She has published several research papers in peer-reviewed technical services journals. In ALA, she has co-chaired the Cataloging Norms Interest Group and the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section’s Policy and Planning Committee. Currently, she chairs the ALCTS Planning Committee.

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

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Link to the cover image:
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Linked Data for Cultural Heritage | Sep 2016 | 160pp | paperback: 9781783301621

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 theAmerican Library Association.

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Majority of Brill’s Book Series Now Included in Scopus

LISWire - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 08:10

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 10 October 2016

The international scholarly publisher Brill has 280+ of its book series included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Scopus covers abstracts and citations of more than 64 million items from over 5,000 different publishers. This large number of scientific journals, books and conference proceedings delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output and helps academics, governments and corporates with their research activities.

Besides one-off books, Brill already had the majority of its journals indexed in Scopus. On top of that, Brill’s book series coverage in Scopus has now been expanded to 280+ titles after review by the Scopus independent Content Selection & Advisory Board.

Ove Kähler, Director Product Management & Global Distribution at Brill: “Books remain an important form of publication in the Humanities. Brill’s authors applaud the commitment of Scopus to continuously enhance its citation database also in the non-science fields.”

Susanne Steiginga, Product Manager Scopus Content: “In our efforts to index the best quality scholarly content in all academic subjects, the inclusion of Brill’s book series is an important step in expanding our coverage in the Humanities.”

For more information about Brill’s inclusion in Scopus, please contact Ove Kähler at [email protected].

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

About Scopus
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize scholarly research. Its comprehensive database contains more than 64 million items indexed from over 22,000 titles coming from 5,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities. Scopus was designed and developed with input from researchers and librarians and features direct links to subscribed full-text articles, other library resources and interoperability with applications such as reference management software. Scopus is part of the Research Intelligence portfolio which includes the SciVal tools, the Pure system, rich data assets and custom Analytical Services. www.scopus.com.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/majority-brills-book-series-now-included-scopus

Tags: BrillScopusOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrarians

EBSCO Announces Winner of the 2016 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship

LISWire - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:02

EBSCO Information Services Announces Winner of the 2016 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship
~ Heidi Tebbe of North Carolina State University Earns EBSCO Scholarship ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 6, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces that Heidi Tebbe, the Collections & Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., is the winner of the 2016 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will pay for Tebbe to attend the 35th Annual Charleston Conference, which will take place in Charleston, South Carolina from October 31 – November 5.

In keeping with the conference’s theme of, “Roll with the Times or the Times will Roll Over You,” scholarship applicants were asked to submit a short essay in which they described what their library will be like in five years. Tebbe’s essay depicted the university’s campus in 2021 as having a diverse group of student “makers” taking part in the school’s makerspace, librarians actively learning the plethora of new technologies in order to help students and HoloLaptops, which, as Tebbe explains, do not exist…yet.

EBSCO has sponsored a Charleston Conference scholarship for the past five years. Funds are used by the winning librarian for conference registration and related expenses. Judges for this year’s scholarship were Katina Strauch, Addlestone Library of the College of Charleston’s ‎Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Collection Development; Rick Anderson , J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah’s Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections; and Kittie Henderson, EBSCO’s Subscription Services Divisions’ Vice President and Chief Librarian.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

Tags: EBSCOCharleston ConferenceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

The American University in Dubai Goes Live on ByWater Solutions and Edutech Koha Support

LISWire - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:40

10/6/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The American University in Dubai Goes Live on ByWater Solutions and Edutech Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The American University in Dubai,  is now live on the Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 240,000 titles from their Millennium system and is providing ongoing support services to the library in cooperation with Edutech, a library services provider located in the United Arab Emirates. The local team at Edutech will be providing onsite support services to the library as well as handling all tier one support requests. The AUD Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://koha.aud.edu/

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

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the AUD Library for their implementation and ongoing Koha support. We are very excited to see the explosive growth of interest for Koha in the Middle East and we look forward to a long a productive relationship together. Our partnership with Edutech ensures that the library will receive the highest quality onsite service while still taking advantage of the experience of ByWater's highly trained Koha experts."

About the AUD Library:
The Library at the American University in Dubai provides books,  academic journals and electronic resources to enrich the university’s educational program. The AUD’s Library’s  English language collection  is approximately 240,000 volumes, both print and e-books. The Library provides access to around  34 online  databases offering  over 30,000 full-text journals, magazines, international newspapers and e-resources. The Library also provides more than  250 print journals, magazines and newspapers. The collection is  tailored to benefit disciplines in which AUD grants degrees.

AUD’s library staff is committed to the student. Their knowledge of information resources, professionalism and willingness to assist, provides a learning environment where students feel comfortable knowing they can always receive help. Professional library staff  instructs students  on the best search techniques and offer advice about which resources to use for their  academic work. Course-integrated library sessions are provided to ensure that students develop the skills needed to research the full range of information resources. Experienced library staff is on duty  daily until closing and on weekends to provide research assistance.  See more at: http://www.aud.edu/library

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

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

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

About Edutech:
Edutech is a leading provider of education solutions. We enable academic institutions and corporate organizations to improve performance by facilitating 'knowledge enrichment and skills enhancement'. As "learning specialists", we assist companies, academic institutions and governments to create an environment that fosters a community of continuous learning and improvement. Established in 1991, Edutech has grown into a global corporation with offices around the world. Today, we offer an entire spectrum of education solutions that enhance learning in classrooms, libraries, corporate and industrial training centers and school, college and vocational laboratories. Our R&D team, comprising of specialists in learning pedagogy, implementation methodology, emerging technologies and curriculum design continuously scan the market for trends, needs and opportunities to evolve new generation learning solutions. Over the years, in addition to contributing to enhanced customer performance and improved learning outcomes, we have worked closely with our partners in creating product and service solutions which have captured the imagination of the end user community. For more information please visit: http://www.edutech.com/

 

 

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

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