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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/

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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
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]

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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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EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®

LISWire - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:43

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®
~ Comprehensive Western-Language Resource for Research on Asia ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 24, 2016 — The Bibliography of Asian Studies™ (BAS), an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost® platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

The Bibliography of Asian Studies covers a variety of journals, particularly ones published in Asia, that are not available anywhere else. Coverage spans most subjects with an emphasis in humanities and the social sciences. All entries are searchable by author, title, year of publication, subject, country, keyword and ISSN to allow users to find relevant results quickly.

Beyond the extensive coverage of journal articles, BAS also uniquely covers Western-language chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, Festschriften and similar publications. The resource is updated quarterly with nearly 50,000 records added each year.

The Bibliography of Asian Studies is an example of EBSCO’s commitment to make global content easily available to its users worldwide and demonstrates its support of the growth of international content and resources.

Mutual subscribers to the Bibliography of Asian Studies and EBSCO Discovery Service™ will receive automatic and seamless integration of BAS into their EDS experience.

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]

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Shanghai Library Acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas from Brill

LISWire - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:12

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 24 May 2016

The Rare Books Collection of Shanghai Library acquires the facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas, produced in a limited 8-volume edition, distributed by Brill.

The superbly produced facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas (http://www.brill.com/products/reference-work/atlas-blaeu-van-der-hem-8-vols) is unique for several reasons. The original, without doubt one of the most significant and unique atlases in the world, is kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. In 2004, UNESCO added it to the tangible listing of World Heritage, also referred to as the ‘Memory of the World’, to preserve it for the future. The facsimile edition contains the most important volumes: the so-called four ‘secret VOC atlases’, volume 42 on China, and notably other parts of Asia, Africa and America.

Shanghai Library in more than one way is a deserving location to house one of the copies of this atlas, particularly the volume on China. The festive launch took place in the Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, or Xujiahui Library, which was established by the Jesuits in 1830 and contained many of the published writings of the Jesuits who were based in Mainland China. One of these was the work from Martino Martini (1614- 1661) 衛匡國 (Wèi Kuāngguó). Professor Ma Yong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said about Martini: "Martini was the first to study the history and geography of China with rigorous scientific objectivity; the extent of his knowledge of the Chinese culture, the accuracy of his investigations, the depth of his understanding of things Chinese are examples for the modern sinologists".

At the festive launch the deputy director of Shanghai Library, Professor Zhou, and Brill’s Representative, Mrs. Kanis presented the atlas and held speeches on the importance of this acquisition. The presentation was attended by management and staff of Shanghai Library as well as library representatives of the various Shanghai Libraries, including Fudan University, Shanghai University, Shanghai Normal University, Jiao Tong University, the District Library, etc.

For more information on this acquisition or the atlas, contact Ms. Liang Su at Shanghai Library ([email protected], +86-21-54560585) or Ms. Liesbeth Kanis at Brill ([email protected], +65-82981548).

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

About Shanghai Library
Shanghai Library was founded in 1952 and holds more than 53 million volumes—one of the richest collections of Chinese literature and historical documents. It merged with the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai in 1995 to become the first library in China to combine public library services with science, technology and industry research functions. For more information, visit www.library.sh.cn.

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Learn how to apply, teach and promote visual literacy in your library

LISWire - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 07:49

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide.

The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content.

This book provides you with the tools, strategies, and confidence to apply visual literacy in a library context. You will learn ways to develop students’ visual literacy and how to use visual materials to make your own teaching more engaging.

Ideal for the busy librarian who needs ideas, activities, and teaching strategies that are ready to implement, this book:

• shows how to challenge students to delve into finding images, using images in the research process, interpreting and analysing images, creating visual communications, and using visual content ethically
• provides ready-to-use learning activities for engaging critically with visual materials
• offers tools and techniques for increasing one’s own visual literacy confidence
• gives strategies for integrating, engaging with and advocating for visual literacy in libraries.
With this book’s guidance, you can help students master visual literacy, a key competency in today’s media-saturated world, while also enlivening your teaching with visual materials.

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

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide | April 2016 | 208pp | Paperback; 9781783301447; £54.95

About the authors:

Nicole E Brown is the Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian at New York University, where she teaches research workshops to a variety of user groups and works to expand and strengthen the teaching role of librarians.

Kaila Bussert is the Foundational Experiences Librarian at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where she leads a foundational information literacy program.

Denise Hattwig is Curator of Digital Collections at the University of Washington Bothell Library, where she collaborates with faculty and students on digital scholarship projects, facilitates digital collection and repository development, and teaches archiving and interdisciplinary image use.

Ann Medaille is the Assessment Librarian at the University of Nevada in Reno where she coordinates library assessment efforts, teaches information literacy and research skills, and serves as the library liaison for education, art, anthropology, theatre, and dance.

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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LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition

LISWire - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:45

LearningExpress Announces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition
~ Helps Students Build College and Career Readiness ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 19, 2016 — In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP™ High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

PrepSTEP High School Edition is a unique and extensive collection of academic, college preparation and career-related resources that supports college-, career- and military-bound students. It includes SAT®, ACT® and Advanced Placement® (AP) test preparation; skill-building in English, math and science; computer skills development; a college search tool; career exploration; occupational test preparation; information about military careers, workplace skills development and more.

The easy-to-use platform features interactive tutorials, practice tests, flashcards, factsheets, useful articles and e-books that students can access online anytime, anywhere, from any device with an internet browser. With the secure personal portfolio feature, students can save their work and track their progress. The self-directed tools are designed for independent use by students, which makes PrepSTEP a perfect supplement to coursework for instructors, a valuable resource for summer study and skills improvement for students, and powerful college and career planning support for students, parents, and guidance counselors.

PrepSTEP High School Edition is developed by LearningExpress, an award-winning educational SaaS software provider and an EBSCO company. It is the latest addition to the popular PrepSTEP product line which includes platforms for 2- and 4-Year Colleges. The PrepSTEP High School Edition with academic resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards includes more than 460 tests, tutorials, e-books, flashcards, articles and computer courses. There is also a version of the platform with academic resources that are not tied to the Common Core standards.

The national high school graduation rate is improving and is currently over 80 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education, yet studies show that fewer than 40 percent of 12th graders were ready for college level work. PrepSTEP High School Edition is designed to help students achieve readiness by providing self-directed skills improvement that strengthens the fundamental skills for success.

LearningExpress’ General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Kheil McIntyre, says, “PrepSTEP High School Edition is a great way for high schools to help their students succeed—whether college-, career-, or military-bound—with supplemental academic skill-building resources and college preparation and career exploration tools. Additionally, it allows schools to offer valuable SAT® and ACT® test preparation at no cost to students and their families.”

About LearningExpress
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, academic, and career content for the public, school, and college 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. For more information about LearningExpress, call (800) 295-9556.

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]

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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

LISWire - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:02

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 18, 2016—The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

The White Rose Libraries (WRL) will work with Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) to make informed group-level decisions around the libraries’ physical collections. WRL will focus first on protecting scarcely-held materials and identifying opportunities for shared retention commitments. More broadly, SCS tools will help the group better manage monographs based on usage and holdings of other libraries in the UK and globally.

WRL will use the SCS GreenGlass decision-support application for real-time modeling of retention scenarios and collection visualisations, enabling participating libraries and groups to better understand their shared collection and to share responsibility for retention.

“We are excited to begin this new project with our White Rose partners and OCLC,” said Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Director of Information Services, University of York. “The data provided by the GreenGlass tool will give us new insight into our collections, enabling us to plan strategically and collaboratively. The potential for this tool to revolutionise collections’ management is very exciting.”

“My colleagues and I are delighted to be working on what will be an important strategic development for each of the White Rose Libraries,” said Stella Butler, University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds. “By using GreenGlass, we will be able to safeguard the value and heritage within our individual holdings, while taking advantage of the efficiencies that come from collective management of print collections.”

“This represents the latest instalment of the White Rose Libraries innovation with regard to collaborative collection management,” said Anne Horn, Director of Library Services and University Librarian, University of Sheffield. “We have a long history in working collaboratively in changing the shape of our collections. I am delighted to see this being taken to the next level using a data driven approach and sophisticated collection analytics.”

Sharing print collections will make it possible to free up valuable library space and local resources for the development of high demand and specialised collections, while ensuring each WRL library retains access to the widest possible range of resources available.

“OCLC is extremely pleased to be working with WRL, helping these libraries develop the best regional shared-print collection possible,” said Eric van Lubeek, Vice President, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA & APAC. “The group functionality within GreenGlass is built expressly for the purpose of informing and facilitating decision-making among shared print partners. For WRL, this means GreenGlass can help clarify outcomes and provide proof-points for collaborative collection development, while minimizing any of the associated risks of managing down low use items.”

SCS services use WorldCat, the largest aggregation of library data in the world as well as the world's largest library resource sharing network, to inform which titles should be kept locally, which can be discarded, and which can be considered to be kept in shared collections.

About the White Rose Libraries
Since 1997 the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching. The White Rose Libraries is a collaboration between the Library Services of the three partner institutions of the Consortium. Taking advantage of the geographic proximity of the universities, their similar strategic and operational focus as large research libraries, and the existing links between their researchers, students, and staff, the White Rose Libraries have worked together since 2004 on a number of initiatives that have allowed them to pool resources and expertise.

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.

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EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association Partner to Give All AMA Members Access to DynaMed Plus

LISWire - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 12:03

EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association Partner to Give All AMA Members Access to DynaMed Plus®

Partnership gives AMA members access to DynaMed’s next-generation clinical information resource and expands reach of JAMA Network Journals

IPSWICH, Mass. – May 16, 2016 – EBSCO Health and the American Medical Association (AMA) are expanding their partnership to give all AMA-members complimentary access to DynaMed Plus®, the evidence-based, clinical information resource that is designed to provide the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.

The expanded partnership opens access to DynaMed Plus as a member benefit for AMA physicians, as well as for JAMA Network registered users. EBSCO Health is already distributing JAMA Network content through the EBSCO e-journal program.

In addition, thousands of images from The JAMA Network® journals will be incorporated into DynaMed Plus – allowing physicians seeking evidence-based answers for clinical decision-making to view highly relevant images in the same location, and make the most useful content from The JAMA Network more fully accessible at the point of care. Additionally, both organizations will expand continuing medical education (CME) initiatives, which are required in many states for physicians to maintain licensure.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones, says that DynaMed Plus is focused on answering clinical questions at the point of care, but it also provides a wealth of evidence-based information for those doing research or in medical training. “We can now bring our insights to AMA members more easily, especially for medical residents who consistently show the highest demand for evidence-based medicine, which is the hallmark of DynaMed Plus. Increasing the adoption of tools like this at the point of care has the potential to enhance patient care quality.”

DynaMed Plus provides clinicians with the ideal blend of evidence and expertise to help them determine the optimal care for their patients through a real-time, digital clinical reference resource. With DynaMed Plus, AMA members and other clinicians can quickly find evidence-based clinical decision support for treatment decisions at the point of care, using any device.

“This partnership with DynaMed Plus extends the reach of JAMA Network content deeper into hospitals and practice settings, getting the best medical evidence into the hands of the physicians who need it most,” says Tom Easley, Publisher of The JAMA Network. “Just as important, it provides AMA members and JAMA Network users a state-of-the-art clinical resource, one we think young physicians will find exceptionally valuable.”
DynaMed Plus content is supplemented with full-color images, is optimized to the way physicians work and is designed based on ethnographic studies to provide the fastest time-to-answer in busy clinical settings. Moreover, DynaMed Plus gives insight into the reliability of evidence-based outcomes data with unbiased, at-a-glance evaluations, and clear ratings of evidence and recommendations.
Current AMA Members and JAMA Network registered users can sign up for access by visiting DynaMedPlusAMAoffer.com.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus®, Nursing Reference Center™ Plus, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

About the American Medical Association and The JAMA Network
The JAMA Network® brings JAMA® together with eleven specialty journals to offer enhanced access to the research, reviews, and perspectives shaping the future of medicine. The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation’s physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care for patients and communities. For more than 165 years, the AMA has been unwavering in its commitment to using its unique position and knowledge to shape a healthier future for America.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
EBSCO Information Services
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Elizabeth Solaro
AMA/JAMA Network
Director, Brand Marketing
312-464-4812
[email protected]

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The authorized concise guide to RDA now available

LISWire - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 05:40

Co-published by Facet Publishing, ALA and CLA, RDA Essentials is the new concise guide to cataloguing with RDA (Resource Description and Access) and is essential reading for those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records.

Useful as a quick reference source, author Thomas Brenndorfer describes the key RDA concepts and vocabulary and distils RDA instructions, matching them to cataloguing practice in easy-to-follow language. The guide is fully up-to-date with the latest revisions to RDA, making it an excellent introduction whilst also serving as a bridge to more complex cataloguing.

RDA Essentials is an ideal resource for:

• small libraries that require standard cataloguing
• LIS students who need an introduction to cataloguing
• professionals seeking a ready reference source to RDA
• experienced cataloguers needing a quick summary of RDA practice.

A handy access point for solo and part-time cataloguers, Brenndorfer’s guide also supports training and classroom use in any size institution. It will be useful reading for cataloguers and metadata specialists, systems librarians, user services managers, electronic resources librarians, and digital library project managers and students on cataloguing, information management and digital library courses.

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

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RDA Essentials | April 2016 | 256pp | Paperback; 9781783300563; £69.95

Thomas Brenndorfer began his career in cataloguing at the National Library of Canada in 1990. While working at the Guelph Public Library in 1997 he learned about FRBR, which had been presented at a conference on the future of AACR2 in nearby Toronto. He followed the development of FRBR to its full incorporation into a draft of RDA ten years later in 2007. Having seen the importance of FRBR for the future of catalogs he began giving presentations introducing FRBR and RDA concepts to cataloguers (and others eager to learn) at conferences hosted by the Ontario Library Association and Canadian Library Association.

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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