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Brill announces the Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2016

LISWire - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 05:24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 15 December 2016

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2016

Brill is very happy to announce that the winner of the 2016 Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is Fatma Öncel, PhD candidate at Boğaziçi University, Turkey.

Her article "Land, Tax and Power in the Ottoman Provinces: The Malikane-Mukataa of Esma Sultan in Alasonya (c. 1780-1825)" was chosen as the winner by the board of Brill's journal Turkish Historical Review (www.brill.com/THR). Read the praise and an abstract of her article on the Early Career Paper Prize website page: http://www.brill.com/about/winner-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-...

Fatma will receive a €750,- cash prize and her article will be published in an upcoming issue of Turkish Historical Review. It will be free to access up until a month after publication. More information will follow in Brill’s upcoming email newsletters: http://www.brill.com/email-newsletters.

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing. For more information about the award, please visit the Early Career Paper Prize website page.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and about 900 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.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-announces-winner-middle-east-and-islamic...

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Bedford Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 09:54

12/8/2016
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Bedford Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Bedford Public Library, of Bedford, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: https://catalog.bedfordlibrary.org/

Libraries migrating from the major traditional proprietary ILSes to Koha from ByWater typically save an average of 49% on their annual ILS costs. Maria Redburn, Director of the Library stated that "switching to Koha saved the Bedford Public Library $32,000.00 annually"

"The savings we are providing for public libraries in the US are substantial" stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater. He continues: "with the money saved, many libraries invest some of the savings back into the software to create new features that all Koha users in the world will have access to. Either that or they can use this money for new programs or additional hires, ultimately leading to a happier patron base. We are thrilled to facilitate these savings. "

About the Bedford Public Library:
The Bedford Public Library is a vibrant, state-of-the-art facility that has become a popular destination for its citizens. The Library is open 7 days a week for a total of 59 hours. The Library collection includes over 100,000 items including adult and children’s classics, modern best sellers, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs, music CDs and audio books. The Information Services Division prides itself on answering questions using authoritative services and educating patrons in how to use these resources. The Library acts as a bridge for the digital divide by providing public computers, online databases, ebooks, free wireless Internet access and computer classes. The Youth Services Division seeks to instill a passion for reading and learning in the children in our community. A host of program opportunities, including toddler and preschool story times, Mother Goose story time, Library Buddies teen tutoring, Bookworms book club and various adult programs are offered. The library continues to search for new and better ways to provide services and to involve itself in the community. For more information please visit: http://www.bedfordlibrary.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/

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Brill launches the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

LISWire - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 07:00

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 12 December 2016

International scholarly publisher Brill has launched the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL) is the most complete and up-to-date reference work on the Chinese language available today. It consists of more than 550 articles written by scholars from around the world, with the majority residing in Asia. Covering subjects on all possible aspects of Chinese, from morphology and language acquisition to sign language and youth language, this is a reference work no major research institution can be without.

The ECLL is available as a 5-volume print edition (www.brill/ecll) and online (www.brill.com/eclo) on Brill’s Reference Works platform.

The official launch of ECLL took place in Hong Kong and Singapore last week, in the presence of Editor-in-Chief, Rint Sybesma (Leiden University) and Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, Liesbeth Kanis. Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8cKgGpoOlQ.

Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, comments: “Publication of the ECLL is a massive achievement on the part of the editors and the numerous contributors, many of whom are based in Asia. This mammoth academic reference work will prove the primary resource on Chinese languages and linguistics for years to come. We are happy at Brill to offer it to the scholarly world both in print and online.”

Rint Sybesma, Editor-in Chief of ECLL, comments: “It was an ambitious project: Chinese linguistics is a huge field, with a long history both in China and abroad, and it is a field that is very much alive today, so from the start we knew it was going to be monumental. Covering a wide range of topics (from the origin of writing to musical notation and from oracle bone syntax to neurolinguistic processing) in more than 500 articles by more than 350 authors from all over the world, we, as editors, are quite happy with the result. And proud, too, of course.”

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, at [email protected].

For customer queries and product trials, please contact your librarian, or send an email to our Sales Department at [email protected] (the Americas) or [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and about 900 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.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-encyclopedia-chinese-language-a...

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