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The Secondary Target by Diane Lynn

LISWire - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 16:51

Announcing the Release of The Secondary Target by Diane Lynn

In The Secondary Target, author Diane Lynn immerses readers in the fascinating world of Manhattan’s elite as they interact with some of the city’s darkest characters, creating a fast-paced and suspenseful page-turner that culminates in a gripping conclusion.

(Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 21, 2016) Part mystery, part romance, part medical thriller, The Secondary Target satisfies readers who crave a one-of-a-kind fusion of these three genres. Lynn takes her readers on a riveting joy ride, with murder, secret codes, threatening letters, and ruthless characters.

The Secondary Target, Lynn’s debut novel, features Beth Scott, a smart, strong, and high-profile New York divorce attorney whose cases often involve protecting her female clients from domestic abuse. But then Beth becomes the victim. She returns home from work one day and is brutally assaulted, left with no memory of the assailant’s identity or the attack itself.

As detectives work the case, Beth must confront not only her physical condition but also her emotional one as well. Conflicting feelings for her former love interest (a coworker) and the doctor who saved her life create a complicated, impassioned love triangle. Meanwhile, detectives focus on obvious suspects, but new possibilities soon emerge and the case proves more complicated than imagined.

“Diane Lynn makes an auspicious debut in The Secondary Target, a thrill ride of violence, deception, and passion. This story has it all: romance, danger, suspense, and a cliff-hanger ending that will have readers eagerly awaiting Ms. Lynn’s next novel!”
—Robert D. Kidera, Tony Hillerman Prize–winning author of
Red Gold and the Gabe McKenna Mystery series

“The Secondary Target delights the erotic palate while at the same time offering a mystery that engages the mind. These ingredients, supplemented by a host of captivating characters, provide a glimpse into the modern world of millennials, where getting ahead means probing the limits of morality, sometimes with deadly consequences.”
—Lawrence A. Beer, JD, international attorney, professor, and author

Author bio:
Lynn’s passion for writing began in childhood. She grew up in Virginia and loved reading and writing as a young girl, particularly mysteries. But, as an adult, a growing family and a career in surgical nursing and emergency medicine sidelined her passion.

Throughout this time, Diane never lost sight of her dream. She read mysteries and romance novels, took writing courses, attended workshops and conferences. When her life slowed down, she jumped right into writing, infusing it with her life and professional experiences. The result: an exciting debut novel that masterly weaves a story of mystery, romance, and suspense unlike any other.

Lynn is an inspiration to women everywhere. She believes that you are never too old to pursue your dreams. Her mantra: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” She is a perfect example that dreams come true, no matter where you are in life. She did not begin writing The Secondary Target until her retirement years, when her family and work responsibilities were behind her.

Diane Lynn lives in the Phoenix area, and is currently working on a sequel to The Secondary Target.

Title: The Secondary Target
Publisher: Canta Bello Publishing
Category: Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Publication: February 2016
Distribution: Baker & Taylor
ISBN: 978-0-9970595-0-2
Price: $14.00 Quality Paperback
330 pages
www.dianelynn.info

Press Contact: Jeanie C. Williams, Director
PenPower Book Marketing Services
150 Washington Street, Suite 201
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
(505) 395-4540
[email protected]

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Nunavut Public Library Services Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 15:14

3/18/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Nunavut Public Library Services 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 Nunavut Public Library Services, made up of 11 community libraries spread across Nunavut’s three regions: Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, and Qikiqtani, is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the eleven Libraries' more than 80,000 items earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library using ByWater's Canadian based hosting facility. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://catalogue.publiclibraries.nu.ca/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on their partnership with NPLS:

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the staff and patrons of the Nunavut Public Library Services. With Koha we will be bringing improved functionality to the library users and staff at an affordable price and we are happy to be part of this transition. The feedback we have gotten from library staff has all been very positive and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with then!

About the Nunavut Public Library Services:
Created in 1999, Nunavut is the newest Canadian territory. It is both the least populated and the largest of the provinces and territories in Canada. Nunavut’s geography spans over 2.2 million square kilometres (three times the size of Texas!), with an estimated population of approximately 36,000 people residing in 25 communities organized into 3 regions with 3 different time zones.Nunavut Public Library Services (NPLS) is the division of the Government of Nunavut (GN) empowered to provide resources for the eleven public libraries located in the Territory. NPLS is part of the Department of Culture and Heritage.

In 2006, Nunavut Public Library Services opened its new office and distribution facility in Baker Lake which has a full-time staff of five. NPLS also continues to operate the Iqaluit Centennial Library, which is the busiest public library in Nunavut, and has two full-time and two part-time staff. Support is currently provided to eleven community libraries located in all three regions of the territory. These libraries vary program and resource offerings according to the needs and aspirations expressed by members of the community. Part of the support provided by NPLS is a single catalog for the NPLS collection housed in the eleven branches. For more information please visit: http://www.publiclibraries.nu.ca/about.html

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

Münster University of Applied Sciences is first in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

LISWire - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 13:23

Münster University of Applied Sciences (The Fachhochschule Münster) is the first academic institution in Germany to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system.

The announcement was made during the Bibliothekskongress 2016 conference in Leipzig.

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

“It has always been our goal to replace existing workflows with efficient, staff friendly processes so that we can spend less of our valuable time on routine tasks,” said Dr. Bruno Klotz-Berendes, head of the library of the Münster University of Applied Sciences. “Our experience with WorldShare License Manager and the WorldCat knowledge base in managing our electronic resources confirmed that the use of shared information is useful and efficient. Moving to WorldShare Management Services is the next logical step—to move all our workflows to the cloud environment. As an innovative university, we look forward to working together with other libraries through WorldShare.”

"We welcome FH Münster as the first library in Germany to join the WorldShare Management Services community,” said Eric van Lubeek, Managing Director, OCLC EMEA and APAC. “Management of electronic, digital and print resources via WMS will enable the library to make their processes more efficient. These efficiencies will enable the library staff to spend more of their time on different objectives and priorities in service to their users.”

More than 390 libraries worldwide are using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

About the library of the Münster University of Applied Sciences
The library of the Münster University of Applied Sciences makes all media that are needed for research, teaching and studies available for everyone who is interested - but primarily for associates and members of the university. It supports users with the acquisition of information and media as well as with using information services and provides possibilities for studying and working.

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.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: WorldShare Management ServicesMünster University of Applied SciencesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: OCLCIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

PPF Reaches Subscription Fulfillment Agreement with the Canadian Medical Association

LISWire - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 14:56

Birmingham, Ala. — March 17, 2016 — Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription fulfillment services for the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for its STM journals. The partnership will ensure that the needs of CMA journal subscribers are met while allowing CMA to focus on editorial aspects of its business.

The partnership between PPF and CMA, which began in 2012, provides long-term value and stability to CMA’s subscription service. The partnership lets CMA shift responsibility for managing non-member institutional subscriptions to PPF, a company well-suited to managing the entire spectrum of subscription fulfillment services. PPF handles all aspects of subscription fulfillment, including customer service, renewals and retention, and new subscriber acquisition.

PPF Client Relations Manager, Heather Bean, anticipates continued success in the relationship between PPF and CMA as the organizations work together to build CMA’s subscription base and service existing customers. “PPF has enjoyed a true partnership with CMA and we look forward to continuing to work with them to provide the best services possible.”

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

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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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Dr. Peter Oettgen Named EBSCO Health DynaMed Editor in Chief; Dr. Kevin Loughlin Appointed Chief Medical Officer

LISWire - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 11:28

Dr. Peter Oettgen Named EBSCO Health DynaMed Editor in Chief;
Dr. Kevin Loughlin Appointed Chief Medical Officer

Leading Clinical Decision Support Reference Enhances Team
To Build On Innovation And Product Depth

IPSWICH, Mass. – March 17, 2016 - EBSCO Health, a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, today announced two additions to its DynaMed senior leadership team. Dr. Peter Oettgen assumed the role of DynaMed Editor in Chief and Dr. Kevin Loughlin was appointed Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Brian Alper, the founder of DynaMed, previously held those positions and will continue to serve as VP of Innovations and EBM Development for EBSCO Health.

“DynaMed has driven significant innovation in clinical decision support for more than 20 years and with the launch of DynaMed Plus™ in 2015, we further aligned DynaMed with the way a physician works,” said Betsy Jones, Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management, EBSCO Health. “Peter and Kevin were instrumental in driving that innovation by helping to broaden our depth of content and clinical application while maintaining the high quality of our evidence-based approach our users expect. We are confident with their increased roles, Dr. Oettgen and Dr. Loughlin will continue to build DynaMed’s tradition of being the most trusted resource for physicians by providing them with the information necessary to provide point-of care decision support in a way that works for them.”

About Dr. Peter Oettgen
Before joining EBSCO Health as Editor in Chief, Dr. Oettgen served as the Associate Chief, Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His major research interests and contributions have included determining the molecular mechanisms of vascular inflammation, angiogenesis, and vascular development.

For the past year and a half, Dr. Oettgen has served as the Deputy Editor of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Critical Medicine at DynaMed, where he recruited more than 25 specialty editors and added significant new content in heart failure, electrophysiology, valvular heart disease, and cardiac transplantation.

He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Preventive Cardiology at BIDMC. Dr. Oettgen is a recipient of an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). He has served as a reviewer for several scientific journals, was a Chair for an AHA study section, and Co-Chair and reviewer for several NIH study sections. He served as a scientific advisor for the NIH (NHLBI) in their Vascular Biology and Hypertension branch from 2008-2010. In 2014 he was selected as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Peter Oettgen is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

About Dr. Kevin Loughlin
Dr. Loughlin is now serving the DynaMed editorial team as Chief Medical Officer. For the past year and a half he has served as DynaMed’s Deputy Editor for Oncology. Dr. Loughlin has been a member of the urology division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for more than twenty-five years and is a full professor at Harvard Medical School.

Throughout his career, Dr. Loughlin has been the recipient of numerous best doctor and teaching awards, including the Alumnus Medal of Honor from New York Medical College and the Lifetime Achievement Award given by his peers in the New England Section of the AUA. He has served on the editorial boards of all three of the major North American urology journals and is the author or editor of nine books.

Dr. Loughlin is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B.), New York Medical College (M.D.), Harvard University (M.A. Honorary) and Boston University (M.B.A). Dr. Loughlin was a National Kidney Foundation Scholar during his residency and has held many regional and national leadership roles in organized urology throughout his career.

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 DynaMed Plus™, CINAHL®, Nursing Reference Center™, 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 EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 700,000 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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Creative ideas and practical guidance for librarians supporting research and scholarly communication

LISWire - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 07:06

Facet Publishing have announced the release of two new books, Practical Tips for Facilitating Research and Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries.

Higher education is in a period of rapid evolution and academic libraries must continually evaluate and adjust their services to meet new needs. Librarian roles are changing and new specialisms, such as data librarians are emerging. Activities are being driven by researcher requirements such as the demand for wider dissemination and the impact of research.

Two new books from Facet Publishing, Practical Tips for Facilitating Research and Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries, will provide inspiration and practical guidance to enable LIS staff developing their role in the research environment to evaluate their current provision and develop services to meet the evolving needs of the research community.

Practical Tips for Facilitating Research offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to assist academic liaison librarians, research support librarians and all library and information professionals who work with research staff and students.

Author Moira Bent said, “my book bridges the gap between theory and practice, grounding the very practical ideas garnered from library and information staff around the world in current research in the library and information science discipline.”

Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries provides inspiration through illustrative examples of emerging models of research support and is contributed to by library practitioners from across the world.
Editor Starr Hoffman said, “Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries is designed to inspire librarians and administrators to think of ‘research support’ not merely as Reference 2.0, but as an innovative, holistic activity that should be distributed throughout the organization.”

Both titles are available through Bookpoint.

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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:
Practical Tips for Facilitating Research | Mar 2016 | 288pp | Paperback; 9781783300174; £49.95 | Hardback; 9 781783301096; £89.95

Moira Bent is Faculty Liaison Librarian and National Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University and is one of the authors of the 2007 Facet book, Providing Effective Library Services for Research.

Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries | Mar 2016 | 176pp | Paperback; 9781783300495; £49.95 | Hardback; Hardback; 9781783301089; £89.95

Starr Hoffman is Head of Planning and Assessment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she assesses many activities, including the library’s support for and impact on research. Previously she supported data-intensive research as the Journalism and Digital Resources Librarian at Columbia University in New York. Her research interests include the impact of academic libraries on students and faculty, the role of libraries in higher education and models of effective academic leadership. When she’s not researching, she’s taking photographs and travelling the world.

Both titles are published by Facet Publishing and are 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. They are available in North America from the American Library Association.

Tags: research supportAcademic LibrariansAcademic Librariesscholarly communicationresearch librarianshipreference servicesOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

YBP Library Services Partners with Rittenhouse Book Distributors

LISWire - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:25

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 15, 2016 — Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. will now offer its R2 Digital Library through YBP Library Services’ GOBI acquisition platform. This partnership provides thousands of top health sciences e-books from Rittenhouse to the academic libraries served by GOBI. Once purchased through GOBI, the e-books are available instantly.

The partnership combines Rittenhouse’s strength in the medical space with GOBI’s large reach to provide academic customers with a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing and allied health e-books from key STM publishers. GOBI provides access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers. The R2 Digital Library integrates STM titles into the academic workflow and brings top medical titles to mutual customers.

R2 Digital Library e-books on GOBI will be available to customers instantaneously and will include 100 percent accurate links, searchable full text and access to tables of contents. This instant access is the result of a refined workflow that YBP is rolling out to its publisher partners and is applicable to Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse looks forward to the partnership and the improved workflow it brings to medical, nursing and allied health users in academic libraries. “Having our e-book Database represented in GOBI, enables us to easily integrate into the workflow of academic libraries and, ultimately, improve the experience of their health sciences users,” said Rittenhouse Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Nicole Gallo.

YBP’s Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says this collaboration will help mutual academic library customers to add quality medical and science resources to their collections in their familiar e-book purchasing workflows. “We want to help customers build their STM libraries, and R2 Digital Library provides a great way to do that. GOBI customers will be able to take advantage of the extensive content the R2 Digital Library provides and enjoy instant access to these titles.”

For more information on Rittenhouse Book Distributors, please visit: www.rittenhouse.com

About Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. provides retailers, libraries and other businesses with print and electronic books in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health from the leading health sciences publishers.

Specialized
Connecting our partners with the information, services and expertise, critical to their success, is what Rittenhouse strives to do every day. The R2 Digital Library, Rittenhouse’s market-leading eBook platform, provides institutional partners with access to thousands of essential and specialized titles in an intuitive interface optimized for use in health sciences. This innovative platform, along with print materials, enables partners to access information any way they wish.

Established
Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. was founded by in 1946 as a retail medical bookstore in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia. The original goal was to provide institutions and physicians in the Philadelphia area a place to purchase medical books locally. Since then, Rittenhouse has evolved into an established wholesaler, distributing print and electronic resources globally. Today, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. is a privately held firm headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and is an EEO/AAP employer.

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI, YBP's acquisition and collection development interface, provides access to more than 13 million titles. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, N.H., USA. For more on the company, visit www.ybp.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
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Tags: YBP Library ServicesRittenhouse Book Distributorse-booksGOBIEBSCOOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

EBSCO’s Software-as-a-Service Plays Integral Role in Nationwide Sociology Portal in Germany

LISWire - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:07

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 14, 2016 — Two software-as-a-service components from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will play a significant role in the creation of a national sociology research portal in Germany. The portal’s search index will be built on EBSCO Discovery Service™, and researchers will use PlumX™ Dashboards to track the impact of their sociology research via real-time analytics.

The sociology portal is being created in cooperation with the German Association of Sociologists (DGS) and is one part of a multi-disciplinary research tool funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). DFG is sponsoring a nationwide initiative (Specialised Information Program, or FID) that encourages university libraries to build infrastructures for high-level research.

Out of the many subjects that will be covered in this initiative, the sociology portal is the first FID to use EDS and PlumX Dashboards, and it is expected that these services will provide a powerful search tool and valuable metrics by which to judge the value of the research.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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: EBSCOPlum AnalyticsEBSCO Discovery ServiceGerman Academic Research PortalOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

EBSCO Information Services Improves Access to Patent Searching for Organizations

LISWire - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 11:16

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 8, 2016 — R&D teams and corporate librarians can now quickly determine the novelty of an idea or technology across the broadest set of content available with the introduction of Global Patents™ from EBSCO Information Services. The online resource opens up a wealth of patent information to researchers and operational professionals.

Updated monthly, Global Patents includes more than 77 million patent records — with over 29 million in full text — from more than 100 patent authorities around the world. R&D specialists can combine Global Patents with EBSCO’s vast collection of STM content to create comprehensive research landscapes and analyze the novelty of a given development opportunity.

Researchers access content via the EBSCOhost® or EBSCO Discovery Service™ platforms, or directly within their company’s intranet. Because the content is designed to be accessible for all user types, it provides a jumping-off point for all levels of researchers — especially those on R&D teams who may not have a great deal of experience with complex patent searching. Using Global Patents, R&D teams can access the information they need to assess the viability of new projects without having to enlist premium patent search services — saving the organization valuable time and money.

EBSCO Senior Director of Product Management Joe Tragert says Global Patents can play a key role in making patent searching accessible to organizations enterprise-wide. “In many companies, patent searching is not easily accessed or convenient for non-IP professionals due to technical or licensing restrictions. We have designed Global Patents to be accessible and usable by all people in the organization. Global Patents opens up a trove of valuable information to more people in more places.”

For more information on the Global Patents database, visit https://www.ebscohost.com/corporate-research/global-patents

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services provides premium content and solutions to help corporate employees advance their research and make informed decisions. EBSCO’s business research and R&D products include Business Source® Corporate Plus, a comprehensive collection of full-text business magazines and journals, research reports, news sources and company information. EBSCO also offers EBSCO Discovery Service™, an enterprise research platform that provides a single search of the world’s largest collection of premium business and STM content, as well as e-books, e-journals, e-packages and subscription management services. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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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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