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"Fantastic Trains" Anthology Now Open Internationally for Submission

LISWire - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:11

Fantastic Trains:
An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders

Now open to submissions.

The submission period for Fantastic Trains: An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders officially opens, July 27, 2017. Submissions will be accepted until Midnight September 30, 2017.

Edited by Jerome Stueart and Neil Enock, the anthology focuses on speculative fiction stories of trains—fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, horror, slipstream, urban fantasy, apocalyptic, set in any time, any place—and will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in the spring of 2018.

“This book will appeal to both lovers of the fantastic, and train aficionados,” says Jerome Stueart, co-editor.

“Ultimately, we’re looking for great stories. Check out the official call for submissions,” says Neil Enock, co-editor.

Stories must be previously unpublished, in English, between 1,000-5,000 words.

Submissions are open to all writers. The editors will accept stories previously published in a language other than English, but they must first be translated into English before submission.

Submissions should be e-mailed to: [email protected]. The e-mail must contain the word "submission" in the subject line. Submissions must be sent as an attachment: in .DOCX, DOC. or .RTF format.

Authors are invited to structurally play with some 'locomotifs' that will add interesting connections to these disparate and individual stories.

For more information, check out the call for submissions: http://tinyurl.com/fantastictrains

About the editors

Jerome Stueart is the author of The Angels of Our Better Beasts, a collection of stories recently long-listed for the Sunburst Award. Jerome was also the co-editor of Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts 18) and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Literature. His work can be found in Fantasy, Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Icarus, Geist, Geez, and several Tesseracts anthologies. Jerome was the trolley conductor for the Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley for several summers when he lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. He now lives in Dayton, OH and teaches creative writing at the University of Dayton.

Neil Enock is the author of two books, Doc Christmas and the Magic of Trains, and Mayan: Atlantis Returns, and the face and creator of the million-plus-views podcast TrainTalk.tv. He is past president of the Alberta Model Engineering Society. His love for trains is no secret to his thousands of train-loving fans. He is also active in the film industry as an actor, prop designer, producer and screenwriter. Recently, Neil has become the creator of the Wrist-Rack, a handmade leather gauntlet for carrying your cell phone on your wrist launched on Kickstarter and sold at Expos and Cons. Neil lives, creates, and fabricates with his family in Calgary, AB.
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For further information please contact:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
www.edgewebsite.com
[email protected]
403.254.0160

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EQUINOX ADDS GRANVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY TO THEIR EVERGREEN SEQUOIA PLATFORM

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:06

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide 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, over 1500 libraries around the world 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.

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Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: Equinox Open Library Initiative

EQUINOX ADDS BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PAILS SPARK CONSORTIUM

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:04

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!” -Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide 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, over 1500 libraries around the world 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.

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Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseTags: Evergreen. Open SourceIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: Equinox Open Library Initiative

The Society of the Four Arts Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:07

07/25/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Society of the Four Arts 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 Society of the Four Arts' King Library, of Palm Beach, FL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://fourarts.bywatersolutions.com/

The Society of the Four Arts is made up of the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building, which is home to a gallery that features a diverse and ever-changing schedule of traveling art exhibitions, The King Library which houses more than 70,000 periodicals, publications, DVDs and other Media, a Children's Library, the Dixon Education Building, which is home to Campus on the Lake cultural education programs, Botanical Gardens and the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, which showcases carefully selected sculptures in an outdoor museum-like setting.

About The Society of the Four Arts:
The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the-art educational facility. The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all programs are open to the public. For more information please visit: https://www.fourarts.org/about/

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

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

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

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Information Services Expands Library Technical Services Team Hiring Wendy Evans as Specialist

LISWire - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:05

~ Evans to Support Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America as Library Technical Services Specialist in the United Kingdom ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 20, 2017 — GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

Ms. Evans is a Chartered Academic Librarian with nearly 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Most recently, she served as Head of Library and senior manager at Plymouth Marjon University, England and prior to that, served as Librarian at the university and Customer Services Manager at Eastlake Information. Ms. Evans has co-authored and edited seven books on library and information services in the digital age, working closely with librarians and information professionals worldwide.

EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of Ms. Evans will add value to GOBI Library Solution’s relationships with libraries across the globe. “Ms. Evans brings strong experience as an academic librarian to this role. She understands the challenges that librarians face in meeting user and institution needs, and is looking to bring that knowledge to GOBI, positively impacting the way we work with library partners.”

Ms. Evans, who has a passion for improving the library experience, says she looks forward to working with fellow librarians in their implementation of GOBI. “GOBI Library Solutions is a tremendous tool for librarians looking for resources at every point of their library’s workflow. Working with fellow librarians to improve their relationship with GOBI helps enhance the end user experience which is essential for libraries everywhere.”

Ms. Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and Information Studies from Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, and an Executive MBA from The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England.

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customisation. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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The Broad Museum Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:49

07/18/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]ywatersolutions.com

The Broad Museum 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 Broad Museum, of Santa Monica , CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed their Koha implementation and customization and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://broad.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, CRO of ByWater commented on the library's decision to partner with ByWater:

"Being a huge fan of contemporary art and architecture, partnering with The Broad was an extremely exciting prospect and I am thrilled that the library chose to implement Koha for their institution. It has been a real pleasure working with the team in the library and we look forward to many years of collaboration with them."

About The Broad:
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles which opened in September of 2015. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. In its inaugural year, The Broad museum far exceeded attendance projections, welcoming over 820,000. For more information please visit: http://www.thebroad.org/

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

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

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

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

Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

LISWire - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:11

For immediate release

18th July 2017

Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Freda Matassa’s new book Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives

Assigning a financial value to a cultural object is always difficult, as there is no right answer. It is one of the many tasks of the curator, whether they work in a gallery, museum, archive or library, yet it is a role for which few have had any training and that many approach with a lack of confidence. Even if there is a profound knowledge of the subject matter, there may be insufficient experience in the market for cultural objects. However, although it may not be easy, it has to be done.

In Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be translated into monetary terms. She outlines the arguments over whether financial values should be assigned at all and provides guidance on how to approach a valuation by making comparisons and using a step-by-step process for which templates for a wide range of collections are provided.

Matassa said, “Valuation is fraught with difficulties for cultural collections. Finance is not their core business. Curators have little or no training and are reluctant to mention money as it may detract from significance. My book is designed to give the non-specialist confidence in their decision making.”

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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:
Link to the cover image:
http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301874.jpg

Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives | Jul 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301874 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301881 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302147

Freda Matassa FRSA MA (Hons) DipAL DipEd is a well-known UK expert on collections management who advises, teaches and lectures internationally. Currently Director of Matassa Toffolo, a museum-standard art consultancy, former Head of Collections Management at Tate Galleries and co-founder of the European Registrars Conference, she is expert adviser on several European projects for museum standards and to the Minister of Culture on Immunity from Seizure. She was named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in the arts and is the author of Museum Collections Management (Facet, 2011) and Organizing Exhibitions (Facet, 2014).

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Awarded National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement to Supply Books and E-Books

LISWire - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:22

~ Academic Libraries in United Kingdom can now Purchase Print and E-books and Related Supporting Services from GOBI Library Solutions ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 17, 2017 – GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement. This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

The new agreement offers institutions across the framework access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. The appointment also allows libraries to purchase related supporting services from GOBI Library Solutions, including cataloguing, metadata and physical book processing.

GOBI Library Solutions supports a wide range of acquisition workflow options, including integration with Talis Aspire and provides EDI ordering and invoicing integration with all of the main Library Management Systems. API order integration is currently available with Alma and Sierra, allowing services to be embedded directly in to library workflows in real-time. In addition to offering high-quality e-books and print books, GOBI Library Solutions works with librarians to streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

• An outstanding customer-focused service
• Extensive coverage of English language academic and scholarly presses
• Real-time ordering solutions
• E-books delivered within minutes
• The widest choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options (including PDA) on a single ordering platform
• Itemised invoicing
• Customised MARC records
• Centralised and local customer service, and a UK-based distribution centre

GOBI is the industry-leading online collection development and acquisition tool used by libraries worldwide. With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than 1.5 million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies print books and e-books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 70 countries.

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of GOBI Library Solutions to this Framework provides libraries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with more content choices and access to new workflow solutions. “The addition of GOBI Library Solutions will help libraries to obtain and implement the collection development tools and supporting services they need to improve their workflows, quickly find and acquire new titles and build more robust library collections.”

Susan Wright, Head of SUPC, says, "The Joint Consortia Framework is always pleased to appoint innovative suppliers who can deliver cost savings and efficiencies to higher education institutions. With its extensive range of publisher and aggregator content, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is able to offer this combination. They have been selected in multiple Lots across the agreement including Print & e-books, we welcome them to the Framework."

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customisation. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
1-978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Dr. Vito Iacoviello Named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus®

LISWire - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:58

Dr. Vito Iacoviello Named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus®
~ Dr. Iacoviello to Focus on Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for Evidence-Based Clinical Reference Tool ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 13, 2017 — EBSCO Health has appointed Vito R. Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA as the Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for the evidence-based clinical reference tool DynaMed Plus®. Dr. Iacoviello brings with him over 30 years of experience in medical education, as well as the practice of internal medicine and infectious diseases.

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Iacoviello completed his Residency at New England Deaconess Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He also serves on the Infection Control Committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Mount Auburn Hospital.

As a deputy editor, Dr. Iacoviello will oversee the integration of infectious diseases content for DynaMed Plus. He will supervise medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using a proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says the addition of Dr. Iacoviello will improve the infectious diseases content already available in DynaMed Plus. “Dr. Iacoviello’s deep experience in the study of infectious diseases will enhance an already solid foundation of evidence available in DynaMed Plus, aimed to provide speedy, objective analysis to medical professionals who need it.”

For more information about DynaMed Plus and its editorial team, visit: http://www.dynamed.com/home/

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus™, Nursing Reference Center™, 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.

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

Tags: EBSCO Information ServicesEBSCODynaMed PlusDynaMedbiomedical researchTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Special LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

ByWater Solutions at American Association of Law Libraries at Booth #631

LISWire - Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:59

07/13/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions at Booth #631 at AALL
ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that they will be at the American Association of Law Libraries Conference this year at booth #631 from July 15th to the 18th. ByWater will be conducting demos of their products and services as well as demonstrate highlights from Koha's most recent release.

ByWater will be conducting on the fly demos and answer any questions you might have so stop by at anytime! Meet the team at ByWater at booth #631 in Austin!

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

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/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohaKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Completes Acquisition of Sense Publishers

LISWire - Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:59

Leiden (NL), 11 July 2017

KONINKLIJKE BRILL N.V., the international scholarly publisher, has acquired all shares of SENSE PUBLISHERS B.V. (Dordrecht, NL) effective 1 July 2017 upon completion of satisfactory due diligence.

Earlier today, Brill and Sense Publishers signed an agreement to transfer all shares of Sense Publishers to Brill. With this agreement, Brill acquires an international English language publication list in Educational Research and related fields. In total the list includes over 1400 book titles, with 160 new books added each year. The annual revenues amount to approx.
1 million Euros.

“Sense Publishers have succeeded in building a strong and important book program in international Educational Research.”, says Herman Pabbruwe, Brill’s CEO. “We are proud to become the successors of this prominent list, which we aim to expand into a full-fledged scholarly publication program in various formats. The entire book list will become available on our own online platform later this year, to be joined by other important scholarly works in this growing field of knowledge. It is an important step in our strategy to further expand into the field of social sciences.”

Peter de Liefde, owner and managing director of Sense, adds: “We were looking for a suitable candidate to continue the program and we are extremely grateful to have reached an agreement with Brill. Brill is not only an important global player in the humanities and social sciences, but they are also well positioned to expand our book program and serve our authors with other research outlets like journals and reference works.”

All current editorial staff of Sense will move to Brill. To ensure the continuity of the program with editors, authors and customers, Mr. De Liefde has agreed to support Brill in a consultancy role for the next two years.

The acquisition is effective per 1 July 2017 and is expected to contribute to this year’s earnings per share.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice President Business Development Brill ([email protected]). For more information on sales and distribution, please contact [email protected], or for the Americas, [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About Sense Publishers
SENSE PUBLISHERS was founded in 2004 by Peter de Liefde and is today one of the fastest growing academic publishers of books in International Educational Research and related fields, featuring a current list of over 1400 titles and approximately 160 new titles published annually. Operating from Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Boston (USA), and Taipei (Taiwan), with a cast of top international authors, Sense brings a true global perspective to its publishing efforts. The majority of Sense Publishers’ revenue is made in North America. For further information, please visit www.sensepublishers.com.

View this press release online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-completes-acquisition-sense-publishers

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

Chad Cluff promoted to Chief Information Officer at Backstage

LISWire - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 15:20

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 800.288.1265
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, July 6, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Chad Cluff to Chief Information Officer. Chad has worked at Backstage for 20 years and has fulfilled many roles, including metadata services technician, technical services developer, authority control programmer, software development and IT head, and now chief information officer. He is a PMP-certified leader who has worked with numerous clients, internal and external, in various formats to develop custom solutions to complicated data problems. Chad will be responsible for the information, data, and programming needs of the company.

Chad’s insights, knowledge, and many years of service and experience at Backstage will be a valuable tool in the company’s mission to provide the best possible service to its clients.

Chad states:

“Data is at the center of everything we do at Backstage. We work with libraries and special institutions to better access, improve, create, and disseminate data.

“I believe in fostering a world-class library service organization and furthering Backstage’s use of emerging technology, data trends and other resources to create innovative solutions for our clients’ ultimate success.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Backstage staff in leveraging their experience and talent to better serve our clients.”

Nate Cothran, president of Backstage states:

“As Backstage continues to grow and expand its core services, it makes sense to invest in our infrastructure to better serve the needs of our customers and each other. Chad brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our information and technology processes and we look forward to maximizing that synergy across all of the departments in our company.”

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet 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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Casey Cheney promoted to Vice President of Automation Services

LISWire - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 15:14

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
800.288.1265
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, July 7, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Casey Cheney to Vice President of Automation Services. Casey has worked with Backstage for 14 years and has fulfilled many roles, including assistant project manager and project manager in retrospective conversion, reclassification, and cataloging. In April 2016, she transitioned to project manager for authority control processing.

Casey will be responsible for managing authority control and machine services projects, working with internal programmers, controlling costs, innovating on metadata-related prospects, consulting with the Sales and Marketing department, and coordinating with Metadata and On-Site Services on shared projects.

Casey is a PMP-certified leader whose emphasis on customer service has consistently led to her being one of the highest rated project managers in client satisfaction ratings.

Casey states:

“Our Automation Services department is a vital part of the work we do here at Backstage. With the ever-changing role of librarians and the environment in which they work, it is absolutely necessary that we provide a way to make data maintenance and enhancement as streamlined as possible.

“Automation Services will continue to expand and improve upon its existing services while keeping an eye forward on what is to come.

“I will work to develop partnerships and other opportunities that will broaden our net to serve even more institutions in ways that they need. I am excited to continue to bring world-class service to the library community and I look forward to working closely with clients.”

Nate Cothran, president of Backstage states:

“Managing the adaptive and changing landscape of authority control, linked data, and record cleanup can be a daunting endeavor.

“We are privileged to have Casey’s stellar customer-facing expertise help drive our technology-driven approach to fulfill the requirements and needs of the library community. Her positive outlook and deep history of customizing solutions for customers can be applied in a broader scope going forward.”

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet 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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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Backstage Library Worksauthority controlauthority control processingautomated RDA enrichmentautomated servicesautomation servicesBSLWbslw.comCasey Cheneydatabase conversiondatabase processingILS data migrationlibrary serviceslibrary technologylinked dataRDA enrichmentOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: Backstage Library WorksIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

New edition of Bradley’s seminal internet search handbook tackles fake news

LISWire - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 07:45

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the 5th edition of Phil Bradley’s Expert Internet Searching.

In the fifth edition of Expert Internet Searching, author Phil Bradley targets the recent phenomena of fake news. Bradley explains why it occurs, how it can be identified and how information professionals can lead the charge in combating it.

First published in 1999 (as The Advanced Internet Searcher’s Handbook), Expert Internet Searching covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines. The new edition references over 300 search engines and associated search tools and has been updated to include current trends including social media search, visual search, and discussion of the authority and validity of search results.

Bradley said, “We all still see the rather silly claim that ‘it’s all on Google, so why do we need libraries and librarians?’ but I firmly believe that information professionals are needed now more than ever. It’s part of our role to help stem the tide of fake news, to open people’s eyes to the rich abundance of information available in so many different formats, and to assist them in working out what they need to know and the best way of getting it. When I was a child and I told my careers officer that I wanted to be a librarian she said ‘is it because you like books?’ and I said ‘No, it’s because I want the power’.

- Ends

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

Notes:

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302475
Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302475.jpg

Expert Internet Searching | Jun 2017 | 248pp | paperback: 9781783302475 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302482 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302499

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Phil Bradley is a renowned information specialist, internet consultant and conference speaker specializing in search. He has worked with a number of search engine companies to help them improve their products, and has a popular blog on internet search. He teaches internet search and social media skills to librarians and information professionals both within the UK and abroad. Phil was the CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) President for two years (2012–13). He also writes a column in the CILIP Update magazine and his previous titles with Facet Publishing include Social Media for Creative Libraries (2015).

Tags: Information LiteracysearchGooglefake newsalternative factssocial mediaOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

The Barzani National Memorial Library in Iraq Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:55

07/05/2017

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

The Barzani National Memorial Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Barzani National Library, of Kurdistan, Iraq is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the implementation and customization of their Koha installation and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.bnm.krd/

The Barzani National Memorial celebrates Mustafa Barzani, who was a 20th-century national hero and leader of Kurdistan National Liberation, and founding father of the Peshmerga (Kurdish Armed Forces). Most 20th-century Kurdish history has been poorly documented, and the known available resources are scattered across the globe. This institution creates an opportunity for Kurdish/Kurdistani international scholars and interested individuals to have a better understanding of Kurdistan, Mustafa Barzani, and the modern history of some 40 million Kurdish people. Kurdish people are the largest single group in the world without an established homeland.

About Koha:

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

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

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

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

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