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PALNI is first academic library group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services

LISWire - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:16

The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI), which provides library automation services to 23 institutions, is the first academic group to select OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its cloud-based library management system.

WorldShare Management Services is an integrated suite of library management applications—from acquisitions and circulation, to metadata and license management, resource sharing and analytics—designed to simplify and streamline workflows, reduce costs and create new value for libraries and their users.

“WorldShare Management Services (WMS) fit the strategic direction of our organization,” said Kirsten Leonard, PALNI Executive Director. “We wanted to reduce the cost of managing our systems and collections so that we could focus on providing direct support to our students and faculty, and on new projects like institutional repositories. We are already starting projects that we have been dreaming of—our ‘wish lists.’ We believe WMS will help us improve services for our users, with greater economy for our institutions.”

“We’ve dedicated our development effort of consortial features to a simple mission statement: WorldShare Management Services preserves and respects the autonomy, privacy and policy differences among members of a group, while at the same time leveraging the opportunities that come with shared data, infrastructure and community,” said Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, OCLC Networked Library Services.

Ms. Leonard said PALNI had been considering a move to a new library management system for more than two years. Several task forces were formed to determine the best course of action, and after careful study, PALNI determined that WMS and OCLC were best equipped to get them to where they wanted to go.

“This is a brave new world, and WMS gives us the best opportunity to set our strategic goals in motion,” said Ms. Leonard. “OCLC is committed to developing radical collaboration avenues in our Web-based environment not only to share collections, but also to share processes and staff expertise. We also see that OCLC is strongly committed to exposing library data on the Web and to ensuring the relevance of libraries in the future.”

PALNI selected WorldShare Management Services in September. They are currently in the implementation phase, which includes data migration, staff training, and product configuration. PALNI expects to be live with the services in the summer of 2014.

“From what we have seen so far, these services are much easier to use than our current services,” said Ms. Leonard. “Our staff has been pleasantly surprised by the ease of use.”

Today, more than 170 libraries on three continents—Australia, Europe and North America—are using OCLC WorldShare Management Services which were released for general availability in July 2011. More than 110 more libraries are in the process of implementing the new services. Other library groups are using WorldShare Management Services; PALNI is the first academic group.

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SEKLS Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:34

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SEKLS Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the South East Kansas Library System (SEKLS) is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of 40+ libraries, 700,000+ items, and 70,000+ patrons for SEKLS this fall and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://www.seknfind.org.

Jason Robb, SEKnFind Coordinator, spoke of their Koha support experience with ByWater Solutions:

“Over the past 5 years, Koha has made it possible for the Southeast Kansas Library System to bring the libraries of our region up to speed with a modern, economical ILS solution that facilitates a powerful and efficient resource sharing environment. Even with the minor bumps along the way, our migration to ByWater is irrefutably the smoothest major transition we’ve undergone to date. Not only was our data expertly handled, we were able to implement major structural changes during the transition that have made the system much more user-friendly for both patrons and staff. Joy truly works wonders and the entire staff at ByWater has been nothing but cooperative. We are excited to be moving forward with a company so heavily ingrained in the very fiber of Koha’s open source initiative.”

About SEKnFind:

SEKnFind is a service of the SEKLS consortium which shares a single automated system (catalog, circulation, etc.). SEKnFind uses the Koha system, which is open source software. The 40+ libraries in the consortium share this system to provide access to over 700,000 items to over 70,000 area residents. For more information about SEKnFind, please visit: http://sekls.org

About Koha:

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–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 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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LibLime, a division of PTFS, debuts LibLime Koha 4.18 and raffles off a Nook Simple Touch at Midwinter ALA

LISWire - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:01

North Bethesda, MD, January 8, 2014- LibLime, a division of PTFS, will raffle off a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Reader and debut the upcoming release of LibLime Koha 4.18 at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting from January 24-27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at Booth 866 and drop off a business card to enter to win the Nook Simple Touch Reader. The drawing will be held following the conclusion of the show.

LibLime will also be presenting a sneak peek of LibLime Koha 4.18, which is scheduled for production release in February, 2014. The arrival of LibLime Koha 4.18 includes substantial modifications to the application, such as:
• Architectural changes to the fines and fees sub-module
• Enhanced authority control support, including authority merge
• Expanded functionality for SIP2

To find out more about LibLime Koha 4.18, email kohainfo@liblime.com to request a presentation, or visit LibLime at Booth 866 in Philadelphia at the conference.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

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EBSCO Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

LISWire - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:08

EBSCO Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians
to Attend 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
~ Annual Scholarships Provide Reimbursement for Librarians
to Attend the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 8, 2014 — In co-sponsorship with American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay of the topic of “What will your library be like in five years?”

The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship is an annual award consisting of $1,500 for actual reimbursed expenses designed to allow librarians to attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26.
The scholarship winners are:

• Jennifer Grubb, Library Media Specialist, Vine Middle Magnet School, Knoxville, Tenn.
• Ben Himmelfarb, Library Clerk, Albany Public Library, Albany, N.Y.
• Carlyn Hudson, Circulation Supervisor, Somerset County Library System, Iselin, N.J.
• Pauline Nicholas, Head of Section, Loans and Reference, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
• Annie Pho, Academic Resident Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago.
All of the librarians predicted that their libraries would be transformed and make significant strides over the next five years. Jennifer Grubb, a first-year librarian at Vine Middle Magnet School in Knoxville, Tenn. wrote, “Our library will be a space that encourages and supports recreational reading as well as research and project based learning through our STEAM magnet program.” The work is already showing results. Last year, half of the seventh-grade students at the school never checked out a book, and in the first month of the 2013-2014 school year, every one of them has checked out a book.

Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury: jury chairman Julius C. Jefferson Jr.; Anders Dahlgren, Elizabeth Nelson; Dorothy Persson; and Annie Zeidman-Karpinski with Susan DiMattia serving as the ALA Award chair.
EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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Facet Publishing Releases New Titles

LISWire - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:36

Facet Publishing have announced the release of five new titles, Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice, Delivering Research Data Management Services, Marketing with Social Media, Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals, and Records Management and Information Culture.

Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into Practice (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=8255), edited by Caroline Brown, articulates some of the core principles and issues that shape the discipline and the impact and relevance they have for the 21st century professional. Using an accessible approach, it outlines and explores key literature and concepts and the role they can play in practice. Leading international thinkers and practitioners from the archives and records management world, Jeannette Bastian, Alan Bell, Anne Gilliland, Rachel Hardiman, Eric Ketelaar, Jennifer Meehan and Caroline Williams, consider the concepts and ideas behind the practicalities of archives and records management to draw out their importance and relevance.

Delivering Research Data Management Services (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9337), edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones and Angus Whyte, provides a step-by-step explanation of the components for an institutional research data management service. Case studies from the newly emerging service infrastructures in the UK, USA and Australia draw out the lessons learnt. Different approaches are highlighted and compared; for example, a researcher-focused strategy from Australia is contrasted with a national, top-down approach, and a national research data management service is discussed as an alternative to institutional services.

Marketing with Social Media (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=0013), edited by Beth C. Thomsett-Scott, is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to use social media to promote your library to, and engage in dialogue with, your users and potential users. Peppered with real-world examples, this how-to guide offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media. Whether you are a novice ready to get serious about marketing with social media or a practitioner on the lookout for ways to improve existing efforts, this guide will save you time and effort by evaluating the most popular and cutting-edge marketing technologies.

Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=8743) by David Stuart is a clear guide for library and information professionals as to what web metrics are available and how to assess and use them to make informed decisions and demonstrate value. As individuals and organizations increasingly use the web in addition to traditional publishing avenues and formats, this book provides the tools to unlock web metrics and evaluate the impact of this content.

Records Management and Information Culture (http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=9474) by Gillian Oliver and Fiorella Foscarini explores how an understanding of organisational information culture provides the insight necessary for the development and promotion of sound recordkeeping practices. The book details an innovative framework for analysing and assessing information culture, and indicates how to use this knowledge to change behaviour and develop recordkeeping practices that are aligned with the specific characteristics of any workplace.

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All titles are published by Facet Publishing and are available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD The books are available in North America through The American Library Association http://www.alastore.ala.org/

Press contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk

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Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

LISWire - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:43

01/06/2014
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Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in Chicago, IL is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy this fall and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom mobile friendly OPAC can be viewed at http://libcat.tfa.edu

Robert Metrick, Director of Research & Instructional Services, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy spoke of his library’s transition:

“We made the switch to ByWater Solutions because of their reputation for providing high quality Koha support and training. The ByWater team exceeded our expectations. Their data migration was fast and seamless. We are greatly impressed by how quickly they respond to questions and resolve technical issues. They are always thorough at communicating information about Koha upgrades and offering staff training. And they were wonderful to work with in redesigning our OPAC.”

About Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy:

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is one of the industry’s most well-known and respected digital arts schools—providing intensive, hands-on, apprenticeship-style degree programs that propel graduates into “the business” in a way few other institutions can. Part college, part industry apprenticeship, we offer a progressive training model through which students begin using industry-standard equipment and software and working on real-world client projects during their very first semester on campus. They graduate in as little as 15 months with robust resumes and the insider industry know-how they need to step seamlessly into their careers in the digital media arts. For more information about Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, please visit: http://tfa.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–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 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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Valley Public Library Goes Live on LibLime Koha 4.16

LISWire - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:28

North Bethesda, MD, January 2, 2014- The Valley Public Library, located in Valley, NE, is now live on LibLime Koha 4.16 for all collection and patron management services.

The Valley Public Library staff worked with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from its legacy ILS system. With the addition of the Valley Public Library to the Pioneer Consortium, there are now over 1.5 million items and over 610,000 bibliographic records in the Pioneer LibLime Koha union catalog.

About the Valley Public Library
The Valley Public Library is a gateway to knowledge that provides residents of Valley, Nebraska with a place to encourage life-long learning. The Valley Public Library hosts Knitting and Crocheting, Genealogy, and Journaling/Memoir-Writing Events also include workshops as well as special book reviews with guest speakers and an annual book and bake sale.

About the Pioneer Consortium
The Pioneer Consortium continues to expand the number of members that share the LibLime Koha union catalog. The successes of the early members of the consortium are noticed by more and more libraries around the state and the consortium membership continues to grow. One of the main attractions is access to the LibLime Koha union catalog.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

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Equinox Announces Cumberland County Public Library Live on Evergreen

LISWire - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 17:21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —December 20, 2013

Equinox is proud to announce that Cumberland Public Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the NC Cardinal Consortium. Equinox oversaw data migration and staff training and will continue to provide ongoing technical support and system administration to the entire NC Cardinal consortium. Cumberland County’s new online catalog can be viewed at http://cumberland.nccardinal.org.

For over 75 years, the Cumberland County Public Library has provided local residents access to library materials and information services. The system has grown to nine branches located across the Fayetteville area. 166,000 patrons and over 233,000 bibliographic items were added to the combined catalog.

Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Education Specialist, says, “Cumberland County Public Library comprises a highly skilled and inquisitive staff. Throughout the entire training and migration process, they were very proactive in testing their data and learning their new ILS. It’s always a pleasure working with librarians who display high levels of passion for their jobs, database records, and patrons.”

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.

We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.

For more information on Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see
http://evergreen-ils.org.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

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The Philipsburg Jubilee Library Goes Live on LibLime Koha 4.16

LISWire - Fri, 12/20/2013 - 10:56

North Bethesda, MD, December 20, 2013- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, has gone live on LibLime Koha 4.16.

Philipsburg Jubilee staff looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.16, including foundational support for authority control, expanded SIP2 support for renewals, improved Solr stemming functionality, enhanced search attributes for patron records for easier staff access, and support for RDA 2013. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance. Philipsburg intends to build a union catalog for the Dutch Caribbean libraries. The next library scheduled to join the catalog in February, 2014 will be the Queen Wilhelmina Library on Saba.

About the Philipsburg Jubilee Library
The Philipsburg Jubilee Library was founded on November 23, 1923, commemorating the year Queen Wilhelmina celebrated her silver jubilee. As the library grew in size during the 1960s and 1970s, plans were developed to re-locate the library to its present location, which is currently 20 times larger than its previous size. The new library opened its doors on April 2, 1984 and thereafter became the first library in the Netherland Antilles to be fully automated. In 1997, the Internet found its way into the library and just one year later, during its 75th jubilee, the library created its website.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.

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ByWater Solutions Welcomes Rocio Jordan as Migrations Specialist

LISWire - Wed, 12/18/2013 - 13:42

12/18/2013
CONTACT:
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ByWater Solutions Welcomes Rocio Jordan as Migrations Specialist

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome Rocio Jordan as its new Migrations Specialist. Rocio will join our expert Koha migrations team in assisting new partners in the transition to the Koha open source ILS.

Rocio has a graduate degree in Information Science from the University of North Texas and an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University. Rocio’s love of libraries first began in elementary school when she sought comfort in the books recommended by the school’s librarian and grew as she held positions in archives and preservation. Having grown to love databases as a research assistant with the Fort Worth ISD, she decided to put these two together and pursue a career that would allow her to manage data for libraries and information organizations.

Rocio commented on his recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

“I am thrilled to be part of a team that puts libraries first! ByWater Solutions has a strong commitment to its partners and I’m happy to be with them as they welcome libraries to the open course community.”

Joy Nelson, Director of Migrations, had this to share:

“With her affinity for customer service and project management, Rocio is a great fit with our migration team. Her background and experience with information systems and database design is a huge asset for us.”

About ByWater Solutions:

With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://www.bywatersolutions.com

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

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EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron Partner to Enhance Library Discovery in Czech and Slovak Republic

LISWire - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:36

EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron Partner to Enhance Library Discovery in Czech and Slovak Republic
~ Partnership to Expand Quality and Amount of Content Available For Cosmotron Users ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 17, 2013 — A new partnership between EBSCO Information Services and Cosmotron, an ILS vendor serving the Czech and Slovak Republic, provides expanded services to mutual customers. A joint development will enable libraries to deliver valuable content from EBSCO Discovery Service™(EDS) to customers using the systems that are familiar to them.

Providing access to EDS’s unified index will expand the quality and amount of content available for Cosmotron users. The partnership provides users with a solution that allows Cosmotron users to have access to the EDS search engine, leveraging the strong metadata and relevancy ranking system as well as other features and functionality of EDS.

Cosmotron’s Director Nadežda Andrejčíková says the partnership will benefit all customers and provide a seamless user experience. “At Cosmotron we continually strive to work on innovating and improving our technologies and services. The integration of EBSCO Discovery Service will allow our users to also access sources directly through the ARL interface.”

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means ofaccessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

EBSCO Discovery Serviceis quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

About Cosmotron

Cosmotron Company operates in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They were the pioneers in implementing the Z39,50 protocol in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which is currently widely used in libraries in both countries. Cosmotron develops and services its own management system called Advanced Rapid Library, which manages collections of all sizes. ARL is adjustable for the needs of institutions regarding registry of their collections including their related media or full-text documents. Over the years Cosmotron extended their offer and grew into a company that offers everything a library might need. Cosmotron was essential in building the National Union Catalog in the Czech Republic and was the first to introduce the use of RFID technology in libraries in both countries.

About EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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Brill and Semantico announce Brill's Primary Sources platform

LISWire - Tue, 12/17/2013 - 04:24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 17 December 2013

Brill and Semantico are proud to announce BrillOnline Primary Sources – Brill’s new online platform for primary sources.

Brill and Semantico are proud to announce the launch of BrillOnline Primary Sources. This new platform consists of thematic collections of unique materials such as rare books and documents from around the world. These essential research tools in the area of humanities and social sciences are an integrated part of Brill’s product portfolio.

Primary Sources offers access to over six million high resolution scans of documents, research data, models, illustrative images and associated metadata in over 70 collections in 9 different subject areas. Scholars are offered access to Brill’s primary source collections in an attractive and easy to use online environment. Much care and effort has been spent to ensure that functionality and usability meet the high expectations from today's users.

Semantico built the site using their latest technologies. Scolaris, the next generation integrated content platform, is engineered to manage the complexities of journals, reference works and dictionaries. Scolaris promotes discoverability by providing intelligent, full-text search powered by Solr and allows rich taxonomy support for faceted search and browse. Content is consumed through the Scolaris Reader, a powerful and flexible solution for viewing and annotating rights-managed PDF files.

Dr Perry Moree, Executive Vice-President Finance and Operations at Brill said: “Brill’s Primary Source collections are designed with discoverability and user experience at the forefront. Using the latest technologies like Scolaris, means that search results are delivered at lightning speed in a logical and intuitive way giving customers the information they need quickly and accurately.”

Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico commented: “We're excited to be working on another high profile Brill project and to be using Scolaris to power BrillOnline Primary Sources. Brill chose us because of the great work we've been doing for them since 2005."

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, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 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.

Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. To help publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online, Semantico provides a range of services and technologies: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting.

Semantico works with many of the world’s leading publishers and information providers including Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and McGraw-Hill Professional to deliver scholarly journals, reference works and other academic and professional content across STM, HSS, professional and education sectors in the UK, Europe and the US.

For more information about Brill visit www.brill.com

Press contact: Albert Schoenmaker
Tel: + 31 71 53 53 506
Email: schoenmaker@brill.com

For more information about Semantico visit www.semantico.com

Press contact: Clare Wratten
Tel: +44 1273 358 219
Email: clare.wratten@semantico.com

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Top Ranked International University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

LISWire - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:09

Top Ranked International University Chooses
EBSCO Discovery Service™
~ Hebrew University of Jerusalem Selects EDS to Customize their Search Experience and Provide Relevant Results~

IPSWICH, Mass. —December 12, 2013 — Hebrew University of Jerusalem has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to provide an enhanced discovery experience for students. The customizable resource from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be known as HU Find. HU Find will search across multiple databases and the library's catalog to create a customized discovery solution. Hebrew University is ranked number 53 in the top world universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Library staff at Hebrew University evaluated other discovery services and they believed that EDS came out as the best in terms of relevance and refining searches. Other deciding factors included the intuitive user interface, customization and easy implementation. Edith Falk, Chief Librarian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem also sees EDS as one of tools that will help maintain their reputation as a top ranked university. “We were looking for a single search solution that would help students get the articles they wanted without having to use several databases and we also hoped that the service would help get more access to the library collection. Of course, making the library the most modern and up-to-date research facility it can be, was also an important criteria.”

Falk says HU Find is designed as a very unique and customized search experience. “We have one search box, which searches both the catalogue and EDS at the same time. The results are presented in two columns: Books and more – which then goes to our catalogue; Articles and more which goes to EDS. The ability to customize EDS to fit our needs was a key reason for choosing EBSCO and with this new customized discovery experience, students and faculty will be exposed to more of the library collection.”

EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box-searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 500,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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Copyright Clearance Center Awards Scholarship for Academic Librarian to Attend Charleston Conference

LISWire - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:56

Also Announcing Call for Submissions for Academic Librarians to Receive a Travel Stipend to Attend the Upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia

DANVERS, Mass.--Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, named Missy Laytham, Head of Acquisitions, Loyola/Notre Dame Library, winner of its Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians. Laytham received a travel stipend of $1,500 to attend the Charleston Conference.

“I was pleased to make new acquaintances that I probably would not have met outside of attending Charleston,” said Laytham. “Now I have new energy and several ideas to pursue that I hope will improve our service in the library and in my department.”

CCC is currently offering the same program for four academic librarians to attend ALA Midwinter January 24-28, 2014 in Philadelphia. Applicants must be full-time, permanent staff academic librarians currently employed by a US-based academic institution of higher education. A full list of requirements can be found here.

To apply for the scholarship program, librarians should submit a response of up to 300 words to a short question. The application deadline is Dec. 20, 2013. Winners will be notified by Jan. 3, 2014, and scholarship stipends will be issued by Jan. 10. CCC encourages librarians who applied for a Charleston Conference scholarship to resubmit their entries for the ALA Midwinter program.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights licensing expert, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought-after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content and let businesses and academic institutions get permission to use copyright-protected materials quickly, while compensating publishers and content creators for using their works. We make copyright work. For more information, visit www.copyright.com.

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OCLC and Yelp increase visibility of libraries on the Web

LISWire - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 14:04

OCLC, the nonprofit computer library service and research organization, is working with Yelp, the leading website and mobile app that connects consumers with great local businesses, to increase public access to local library information.

Yelp is integrating information from the database of library listings maintained through the OCLC Library Spotlight program to supplement existing library listings on Yelp.com. Information provided through OCLC has already been added to over 1,400 library listings on Yelp.com, ensuring that accurate addresses, phone numbers, hours and other information will be available in addition to information already listed on Yelp.

The OCLC Library Spotlight program offers a free, easy-to-use service with which any library can add, edit and update its own profile that will then appear on online listing sites. Yelp is the first to work with OCLC, which will incorporate more partners in the future to give libraries greater visibility on the Web. Libraries can already claim their free account and use a suite of business tools on Yelp. The Library Spotlight program improves access to online library information by providing a convenient way for Internet services to update multiple library listings at once, at scale.

“Once a library’s profile is established in the Library Spotlight program, the data can be shared with strategic partners like Yelp, driving traffic and interest to the local library,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. “The program enables participating libraries to benefit from OCLC’s extensive network of partnerships. It’s fast, easy and free to participate in the program. And it has the potential to literally put every library on the map.”

The Library Spotlight program also uses data from the WorldCat Registry to pre-populate information about thousands of library locations. Libraries can use the Library Spotlight program to update and enhance that information, or create a new account if none exists.

The partnership between OCLC and Yelp was first announced in April. The initial feed of library data is now available on Yelp. OCLC will provide Yelp with additional profiles and updates on a regular basis.

A brief video tour of the Library Spotlight program is on YouTube at http://bit.ly/1gWFRm2.

More about the OCLC Library Spotlight program is at www.worldcat.org/spotlight/organization/.

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Brill adds Polis, the Journal of Ancient Greek Political Thought to Journal Program

LISWire - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 04:39

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 10 December 2013

Brill is set to publish Polis, the Journal of Ancient Greek Political Thought.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, adds the peer-reviewed journal Polis to its growing portfolio of journals on the ancient world. Polis is an international journal on ancient Greek political thought, and is of interest to classicists, ancient historians, philosophers, and political scientists. Polis also publishes articles on the reception of ancient political thought.

Sam Bruinsma, Brill’s VP Business Development: “Polis was founded over 25 years ago by the Society for Greek Political Thought and we are excited that it now comes to us, further strengthening our unique and growing collection of journals on the ancient world.”

Professor Kyriakos Demetriou, editor of Polis, says: “We are proud that the journal will be published by Brill, a publishing house with such a rich history and a strong international focus. Since its inception in 1977, Polis exclusively publishes studies and book reviews on ancient Greek political thought in a broad sense, which marks its uniqueness and contribution to classical studies and intellectual history. ”

Fulfilment of orders for 2013 will continue to take place via Imprint Academic Ltd. For more information on sales and where to order, please contact sales-nl@brill.com (customers outside the Americas), sales-us@brill.com (customers in the Americas), or visit Brill’s website: www.brill.com/agpt.

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, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 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.

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Carleton and St. Olaf College Libraries collaborate with Backstage for increased discovery and access

LISWire - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 21:26

Contact:
Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
801.356.1852
news@bslw.com
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, December 9, 2013 – The Bridge Consortium (Northfield, MN), which consists of the Libraries at Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, is collaborating with Backstage Library Works in database processing as part of the libraries’ initiative to update and maintain their joint catalog.

With a view to creating consistency and uniformity within the catalog, the consortium contracted with Backstage for authority control processing and RDA enrichment updates on 1 million authority records and nearly 2 million bibliographic records. Backstage began by updating and correcting the consortium’s MARC records and matching bibliographic headings against the Library of Congress database. In addition to name and subject headings, series and uniform title headings were also updated. Backstage then upgraded the consortium’s existing non-RDA bibliographic records to RDA standards and re-described the records as RDA in an automated fashion according to the consortium’s requests.

St. Olaf College Libraries head of technical services, Sarah Beth Weeks recounts:

“During the setup phase of our projects, Nate and Stephanie worked very hard to make sure all our questions were answered. We were impressed with their technical knowledge, quick turnaround and overall helpfulness throughout the process. We have been particularly impressed with the amount of customization Backstage has provided for our records as well as the scope and depth of the ongoing reports that they offer.”

The consortium’s growing catalog receives 150,000 new records each year, 80 percent of which are e-resources. To maintain the newly updated catalog with next-day heading accuracy and to benefit from future RDA based discovery capabilities, the consortium has subscribed to Backstage’s daily current cataloging and monthly authority control notification services.

Carleton College head of technical services, Carol Eyler states:

“Since the completion of our basefile project, we have been pleased with the ongoing responsiveness of Backstage staff to our follow-up questions and requests. I would recommend Backstage to other libraries seeking similar services.”

Backstage delivers bibliographic records upgraded by authority control processing, authority records not already in the consortium’s authority file that match the headings in their new bibliographic records, and authority records previously distributed that have been updated by the Library of Congress.

When authority records are updated, replaced or deleted, Backstage alerts the consortium of the changes and supplies the updated records. As a result, cumbersome, time-consuming processes have been eliminated for the consortium, allowing a more streamlined workflow for the libraries. Benefits for patrons include being directed to correct headings when searching on topics of interest.

About The Bridge Consortium

The Bridge Consortium was established in 2004 by the libraries of Carleton College and St. Olaf College, two highly selective private liberal arts colleges in Northfield, Minnesota. The Bridge Consortium supports the academic programs of both colleges through shared library programs, resulting in better service to users, cost savings, and increased efficiencies. The libraries share an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium), exchange print and media resources via a twice-daily courier service, manage physical collections to minimize redundancy, and site materials where they will receive greatest use. Staff work together on decisions regarding operations and user experiences, and in some cases, perform tasks for both libraries jointly.

The Bridge Consortium joint catalog can be found online at: http://bridge.carleton.edu/

Backstage vice president of automation services, Nate Cothran relates:

“The Bridge staff were very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure working with them on the basefile project. They left no stone unturned, and we welcomed their feedback. They were instrumental in helping us modify existing rules and adding new rules to suit their records. We ended up running three samples for Bridge prior to processing the full basefile. Our motto is always to ensure the sample expectations are met before proceeding with the full processing.”

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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Equinox Announces J.R. Clarke Live on Evergreen

LISWire - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 11:55

Equinox Announces J.R. Clarke Live on Evergreen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Duluth, GA —December 9, 2013

Equinox is proud to announce that J.R.Clarke Public Library in Ohio has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). Earlier this fall, the entire consortium migrated to Equinox’s hosting service. For more information, the COOL combined catalog can be viewed online at http://www.cool-cat.org/.

Equinox oversaw the data migration of J.R. Clarke’s almost 60,000 bibliographic items and will continue to provide advanced technical support for the entire consortium. The COOL project received initial funding from the local libraries and an LSTA grant from the State Library of Ohio.

J.R. Clarke Public Library was first organized in 1917 as the Covington-Newberry Township School and Public Library. It was renamed in 1950 in honor of a former state librarian. Its current location opened to the public in 1981.

Shae Tetterton, Equinox Project Manager, says, "This was an exciting project for many reasons. They are the 10th library to go live on Ohionet's COOL system and the first to migrate to their new ESI hosted environment. Their new Director, Krista Gibson, was a delight to work with and did an amazing job for someone so new to the library and migrations. I look forward to seeing what libraries will join COOL next!"

About Equinox Software, Inc.

Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.

We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.

For more information on Equinox, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka.

For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

Press contact: Corinne Hall, corinne@esilibrary.com, 770-709-5571

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"Shanghai Steam" recognized for tackling the issues of classism, racism, and imperialism in new "How to" by Orson Scott Card

LISWire - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:02

For Immediate Release

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is thrilled to announce today that its 2012 Steampunk Anthology release "Shanghai Steam" has been included in Orson Scott Card's latest how-to book - "Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories" by Orson Scott Card, Phillip Athans, Jay Lake and the editors of Writer's Digest.

In "Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction: How to Create Out-of-This-World Novels and Short Stories" Orson states:

“A handful of editors and writers are tackling the issues of classism, racism, and imperialism head on, including independent Hades Publishing anthology Shanghai Steam (2012), which offers a Chinese view of the steam-punk world. “ - Page 146 in the section Critical Reactions to Steampunk

"Shanghai Steam" is also listed on page 150 in the section "Recommended Steampunk Reading" under the heading "Anthologies, Short Fiction and Miscellaneous."

The editors, authors and publishers alike were inspired to note that the creative team behind the creation of "Shanghai Steam" is in the fine company of Rudyard Kipling!

About "Shanghai Steam":

From ancient China to a future Mars, from the British Empire to the Old West, 19 authors show you worlds with alcohol fuelled dragons, philosophical automatons, and Qi-powered machines both wondrous and strange in tales of vengeance, paper lantern revolutions and flying monks.

"Shanghai Steam" is a unique mashup of steampunk and the Chinese literary genre known as Wuxia (loosely translated as martial hero).

About the Editors:

Renée Bennett is a three-time Aurora Award nominee for editing. Her own fiction has appeared in places such as Year’s Best Fantasy, Realms of Fantasy, and on CBC Radio.

Calvin D. Jim is an Asian-Canadian writer and editor of Asian speculative fiction whose works have appeared in Rigor Amortis and Crossed Genre Quarterly. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children, no pets and no garden gnomes.

Ace Jordyn is a YA fantasy and mystery author, editor and contest judge who believes in firing imaginations and empowering the dreams of children of all ages.

"Shanghai Steam" includes works by:

Camille Alexa, Shen Braun, Amanda Clark, Ray Dean, Tim Ford, Laurel Anne Hill, Minsoo Kang, William H. Keith, Crystal Koo, Frank Larnerd, Emily Mah, Derwin Mak, Brent Nichols, Frances Pauli, Jennifer Rahn, Tim Reynolds, Julia A. Rosenthal, Nick Tramdack, K. H. Vaughan.

“Shanghai Steam” is one of a number of Steampunk releases produced by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing and AXP “Press, both imprints of parent company Hades Publications. The most current is the current release “Clockwork Heart” by Dru Pagliassotti. “Clockwork Heart” is a revised first edition, and is the first book in the newly announced Steampunk anthology, "The Clockwork Trilogy".

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For more information, or to arrange interviews with the editors or authors,
Please contact:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing /AXP Press
Janice Shoults
Marketing and Events Director
403-254-0160

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