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Library Journal and NoveList Announce the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award Recipients

LISWire - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:22

~ Libraries in Illinois, North Carolina & Missouri Recognized for Engagement in Community ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 27, 2017 — The Fairmont City Library Center, part of Mississippi Valley Library District in Illinois, was named the recipient of the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. Catawba County Library in North Carolina was awarded second place and Kansas City Public Library in Missouri took third place. The LibraryAware Community Award recognizes cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of what the library can do for them.

The award recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens and create lifelong learners and library users. The Mississippi Valley Library District is a model of this goal as a leader in improving the overall literacy of its community, from children to adults, and supporting lifelong learning for residents. The library demonstrated its commitment to focus on the priorities of the community and to make a difference in the lives of its citizens. Through a deep awareness of community needs, collaborating with partners, and innovative programming, the Mississippi Valley Library District provides the residents of the Fairmont City community with broad access to knowledge, ideas and information to support them in their pursuit of learning throughout their lives.

Katie Heaton, Center Manager, Fairmont City Library Center, says since opening the Fairmont City Library Center, their services and programs have been a direct result of the expressed needs of their patrons. “Establishing a strong partnership with the village was vital to the community and the success of the library. The library does more than improve literacy and encourage lifelong learning. Through events like the annual community Easter parade and egg hunts, our library reaches beyond its brick and mortar building becoming a community center. From English as a second language class to homework help and first generation college bound seminars, our library is more than just books. We listen to the heartbeat of the community and when possible, we respond like an AED providing the needed support.”

The Catawba County Library was recognized for embracing the library's role as an essential resource to empower lives and build community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library works with community groups to convene and facilitate community conversations and as a result, they are working to develop a new partnership with the housing authority and local police to facilitate race and relationship conversations between the police and the community. Kansas City Public Library was selected for their role in promoting digital literacy, coordinating special events programming and extending outreach efforts to include a fulltime refugee and immigrant services outreach manager, who coordinates citizenship preparation and helps connect immigrant populations with KCPL’s other services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Criteria for award include any and all components that create a LibraryAware community: strategic planning, marketing, outreach, partnerships, and programs, product or service development. The award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it — and has delivered on that promise. Libraries were also required to include one letter of recommendation from a representative from local government such as a city manager.

“The people of the Village of Fairmont City are so lucky to have this dynamic, proactive library,” says Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. “Its creative programming, responding to needs large and small, epitomizes the library as access point and facilitator of success. We are very excited to name Mississippi Valley Library District the winner of the 2017 LibraryAware Award.”

Submissions were judged by the following library and community experts:
• John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary
• Amy Garmer, Director of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
• Jim Blanton, Library Director of the Louisville Free Public Library, First Place Recipient of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award
• Randall H. Reid, Southeast Regional Director of the ICMA

The 2017 winners will also be featured in an article in Library Journal. The LibraryAware Community Award will be given annually to a community of any size and its library.

About NoveList
NoveList is dedicated to transforming lives through reading. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. As a division of EBSCO Information Services, NoveList specializes in readers' advisory tools for libraries that include book discovery, catalog enrichment, and outreach. Find out more at www.ebscohost.com/novelist.

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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 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
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Brill Starts New Collaboration with Dutch Universities

LISWire - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:48

The Hague / Leiden, 20 March 2017

Scholarly publisher Brill has reached an agreement with the VSNU – the Association of Universities in the Netherlands – with an emphasis on Open Access.

As part of the agreement, scholars and students of ten Dutch universities will be granted access to Brill’s complete journal portfolio. The journal package includes over 240 titles in the Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, and Biology.

For part of the journal portfolio, Brill is moving towards Open Access: scholars affiliated to a Dutch institution are allowed to publish in Open Access in Brill’s journals in the fields of International Law and International Relations, without any additional fees. The journal selection consists of 40 leading titles in these fields. Measured by the number of journal articles, approximately one-third of the journal articles of scholars working for Dutch universities will be published in Open Access with Brill. The agreement is valid for 2017 and 2018. As a result of this collaboration, Brill is the first Dutch publisher to make full Open Access available for all its Law journals for eligible authors.

Peter Coebergh, EVP Sales & Marketing at Brill, is delighted about the agreement: “Open Access is a key focal point for the VSNU and Brill is proud to be part of this new form of collaboration between universities and publishers.”

For more information about the agreement visit www.brill.com/brillopen-vsnu or contact Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill: [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 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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EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™

LISWire - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:31

EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™
~ Expert Auto Service and Repair Information Resource Equips Users with Automotive Diagnosis, Repair and Maintenance Data ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 16, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and MOTOR Information Systems (MOTOR), the world’s premier supplier of automotive data for over 100 years, have partnered to offer AutoMate™, a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts.

AutoMate features content from the original equipment manufacturers including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance schedules, estimated labor times, technical service bulletins, specifications and diagnostic trouble codes so users can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain their vehicle. Millions of high-quality images can be magnified and printed. Images include component location diagrams and comprehensive wiring diagrams.

To help users validate the cost of repairs and accurately identify manufacturer parts, AutoMate also supplies diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price. Every major auto manufacturer is represented in the database and content is categorized by year, make, model, sub-model and engine, leading to accurate, vehicle-specific results. Searching is easy with AutoMate’s user-friendly navigation and the content is continually updated to ensure users have the most current information.

AutoMate is the latest addition to EBSCO’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) resources. Other DIY resources include Home Improvement Reference Center™, Small Engine Repair Reference Center™, Small Business Reference Center™ and Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center™.

About MOTOR
The world’s premier supplier of automotive data, MOTOR’s mission since 1903 has been to provide customers with unbiased, accurate, authoritative and reliable information in consistent easy-to-use formats. MOTOR is a division of Hearst Business Media, a Hearst company, and a global technology leader delivering information, insights, analytics, and workflow solutions to meet worldwide needs in the finance, healthcare and transportation markets. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers; 31 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate.

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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 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
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesAutoMateDIYLibrary DatabasesEBSCO DatabasesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Koios brings Chattanooga Public Library to local Google search results

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:05

Chattanooga, TN (March 13, 2017) - Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with library software startup Koios to make their materials visible in Google search results. CPL is one of the first libraries to implement Libre, Koios’ search optimization platform for libraries.

When asked about her decision to be an early adopter of Koios, CPL Director Corinne Hill noted, “I want to be where our users are. And our users are on Google.” Hill also highlighted Koios’ deep research into local search habits as a deciding factor. “We never realized how many opportunities were available on Google to connect our community to our resources right when they need them.”

Libre is a new product from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The product promotes library resources with elegant, responsive, search-optimized landing pages that are linked to relevant keyword searches. So a Google search for “Fahrenheit 451” will return “Fahrenheit 451 is available free from your local library.”

In addition to implementing Libre, CPL will join Koios’ new Search Marketing Practices for Libraries group. Members share data and collaborate on new strategies for search visibility. Gordner and Hill will jointly present some of the early insights at a Computers in Libraries session later this month.

To learn more about Chattanooga Public Library, visit chattlibrary.org. Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at libraries.readlibre.com.

About Koios
Koios helps readers find the best books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free at their local library. We enable library materials to appear in local Google search results, and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used by readers at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit www.koios.co.

Press contact:
Trey Gordner
Founder/CEO, Koios
[email protected]
803-570-2144

Interview list:
Corinne Hill,
Director, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]

Mary Barnett
Public Relations, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]
423-643-7711

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireTags: Library Marketinglinked dataDiscovery layerDiscovery ServiceDiscovery InnovationOrganization Type: For ProfitIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic Libraries

The Conway Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:07

3/14/2017

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

The Conway 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 Conway Public Library of Conway, NH is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 40,000 plus holdings from TLC last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.conwaypubliclibrary.org/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"We are very happy to have the pleasure of working with the team at the Conway Public Library on their Koha implementation and ongoing support. ByWater has a fantastic relationship with the libraries in New Hampshire and are pleased to see that interest in the state regarding open technologies is still growing. We look forward to many years of serving the staff and patrons of Conway."

About the Conway Public Library:
The Conway Public Library offers community residents of all ages:

  • Access to information sources
  • A place to gather
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Popular materials to meet cultural, educational, and recreational needs
  • Knowledgeable professional staff who are committed to maintaining a superior quality of service

Since its founding, the Conway Public Library has played a vital role in the lives of those residing in the Town of Conway and the greater Mt. Washington Valley community.  From the beauty of our building to the dedication of our staff, we invite you to learn about the history of the Conway Public Library.  Then, come in and discover the world of opportunity that awaits you today at the Conway Public Library! For more information please visit: http://conwaypubliclibrary.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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Publishes The Journal of Interrupted Studies

LISWire - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:33

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 13 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has become the publisher of The Journal of Interrupted Studies, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary journal edited and founded by Oxford University students and academics, and dedicated to the work of refugee academics. Serving as a platform to publish research that has in many cases itself been interrupted by the authors’ own forced migration, the journal aims to show the impact of the refugee crisis on academic scholarship and the lives of academic refugees. It also provides a forum for valuable incomplete research; often a fragment of an unfinished research project, such as a hypothesis or methodology, can contribute significantly to scholarly development.

The journal editors, Oxford students Paul Ostwald and Marcos Barclay remark: “The journal seeks to highlight the intellectual and political agency of refugees in a climate where they are often dehumanised and excluded from the public discourse around them. Our partnership with Brill is an important step to a broader awareness of the journal’s mission.”

Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe comments: “When an intellectual project is stopped short, the available pieces may hold great value – both as scholarly contributions in themselves and as offerings to a more complete understanding of the interruption and its impact. Brill is honored to offer sponsorship and support to the publication of The Journal of Interrupted Studies.”

The electronic version of the journal will be freely available on an Open Access basis. Brill will also produce a print version which will be available free of charge.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Anna Schmitt Nagelbach, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [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, Human Rights 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 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-publishes-journal-interrupted-studies

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EBSCO Information Services Continues Its Commitment to Expand E-book Options for Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:34

~ EBSCO eBooks Reaches One Million Title Mark ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 8, 2017 — Libraries looking to build their e-book collection can rely on EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide the most e-book options and the best integrated platform user experience possible. EBSCO has continued its commitment to libraries to continually grow their selection of best-selling, front list and award winning e-book titles by reaching the one million e-book mark — and has no intention of slowing down.

Since EBSCO first began offering e-books to libraries, the focus has been to offer an extensive collection of e-books from publishers around the world and a comprehensive and powerful search experience. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. In the past six months, approximately 16,000 e-books were added each month and in the past seven years EBSCO eBooks has seen an increase of 800,000 e-books. EBSCO eBooks is accessible via the well- known, easy-to-use EBSCOhost® platform and integrates seamlessly with all EBSCOhost content. Allowing end users to search for e-books along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections.

Ken Breen, Vice President of Product Management, says the one millionth e-book milestone is a testament to EBSCO’s commitment to libraries and its strong relationships with publishers. “EBSCO has always been committed to increasing the number of quality e-book options for libraries and to also get the content to libraries and patrons in the most efficient and intuitive way. We are also dedicated to building strong relationships with publishers over the years as partners in providing e-solutions to our customers and their patrons. We've learned a lot along the journey and we are excited about the things that are coming in the near future.”

To provide more choices to librarians and their patrons and allow librarians more freedom to make purchasing decisions, e-books are available to purchase on a title-by-title basis as well as in Subject Sets and Featured Collections. EBSCO creates approximately 21 pre-packaged Featured Collections per month and also offers a choice of 27 Subscription Collections that are updated quarterly. Subject Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particularly high-interest subject area and approximately 50-60 Subject Sets are released each year.

EBSCO is committed to focus on optimizing the e-book user experience for library patrons. Being fully integrated with EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service® and offering access to the world’s finest collection of content, EBSCO eBooks platform offers time saving and patron-friendly features like print and save as well as improved performance, and both vertical scrolling and sequential paging. EBSCO also updated the EBSCO eBooks mobile experience, making it easier to access industry leading content by no longer requiring an Adobe ID login.

Libraries have several options when purchasing e-books from EBSCO: using the ownership model (one user, three user, unlimited user, concurrent access); through Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA); via lease; or subscription collections. Titles can be purchased through GOBI, OASIS, EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM), Titlewave and Mackin.com. With no markups and no fees of any title and no minimum order requirement, EBSCO eBooks is an economical and convenient way for libraries to acquire the titles that researchers, clinicians and students need.

EBSCO also offers a premium collection of 70,000 high-quality audiobook titles. EBSCO Audiobooks provides audiobooks directly from mobile devices to make on-the-go listening easier. Audiobooks are available to purchase in ECM through a Single User perpetual access model.

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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 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
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO e-booksGOBIEBSCO AudiobooksEBSCOhostIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCO

The Free Public Library of Audubon goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:14

3/7/2017

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

The Free Public Library of Audubon 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 Free Public Library of Audubon, of Audubon, NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Follett last year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://audubon.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"New Jersey is a real hot bed for Koha interest right now and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Audubon Library now and going forward. The Jersey Connect hosting program, which offers free hosting to libraries moving to an open source system, is a fantastic and forward thinking initiative which rewards libraries embracing the ideas surrounding open technologies. Libraries pay us only for support so they are saving thousands yearly by using this program. We love this!"

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

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK TO HOST AUTHOR JOHN GUZLOWSKI

LISWire - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 16:08

The Virginia Festival of the Book has confirmed that it will host John Guzlowski, author of Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded (Aquila Polonica, 2016), at CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Guzlowski will participate in the program titled “Literary Memoirs of Lost Worlds,” exploring personal stories of lost family, lost worlds, with Caroline Heller (Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts), moderated by Carolyn Cades. More info at: http://vabook.org/program/literary-memoirs-of-lost-worlds/

Guzlowski is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Eastern Illinois University, and currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. He received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Purdue University.

Over a writing career that spans more than 40 years, Guzlowski has amassed a significant body of published work in a wide range of genres: poetry, prose, literary criticism, reviews, fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in numerous national journals and anthologies, and in four prior books. Winner of the Illinois Arts Council’s $7,500 Award for Poetry, Guzlowski has also been short-listed for the Bakeless Award and Eric Hoffer Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and four Pushcart Prizes. He has been honored by the Georgia State Commission on the Holocaust for his work.

Guzlowski’s work has garnered high praise, including from Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz, who called Guzlowski’s poetry “exceptional.”

His newest book, Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded, was just named a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award 2017 Montaigne Medal, given to honor the most thought-provoking books of the year.

In Echoes of Tattered Tongues, Guzlowski uses an innovative structure of poetry and prose unfolding backwards in time to tell the story of war refugee immigrants in America. Raw and at the same time compassionate, Echoes of Tattered Tongues is a portrait of Guzlowski’s family: his parents taken as slave laborers to German concentration camps during World War II; his sister and he born in Displaced Persons camps; the family struggling to build a new life in an America that did not want them. More info, including the book trailer, at: http://www.polww2.com/AboutEchoes

“Deeply moving. A powerful, lasting, and sometimes shocking book. Superb,” says Kelly Cherry, Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012), about Echoes of Tattered Tongues.

“Our readers were quite touched by his writing,” wrote Jane Kulow, Director, Virginia Center for the Book, in notifying Guzlowski’s publisher, Aquila Polonica, that Guzlowski had been chosen as a featured speaker for the 2017 Festival.

More praise for Echoes of Tattered Tongues:
“Gut-wrenching narrative lyric poems.”—Publishers Weekly
“Taut…beautifully realized.” —World Literature Today
“A formally coherent, challenging, and important book” —Harvard Review
“A searing memoir.” —Shelf Awareness
“Devastating, one-of-a-kind collection.” —Foreword Reviews
“Powerful…Deserves attention and high regard.” —Kevin Stein, Poet Laureate of Illinois

Aquila Polonica Publishing, www.AquilaPolonica.com, is an award-winning independent publisher based in Los Angeles, specializing in publishing the Polish WWII experience in English. The company is a member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Aquila Polonica’s titles are distributed to the trade in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand by National Book Network, www.nbnbooks.com, and are available from fine bookstores, online retailers, and all major wholesalers.

About the Virginia Festival of the Book: A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together in Charlottesville, Va. for a five-day program of mostly free events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 23rd annual Festival will be held March 22–26, 2017. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each spring, with an estimated local economic impact of about $4 million annually. To learn more, visit VaBook.org.

About VFH: The mission of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is to connect people and ideas to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement. VFH reaches an estimated annual audience of 23 million through Community Programs, Digital Initiatives, Scholarship, and the Virginia Center for the Book. For more information, visit VirginiaHumanities.org.

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EBSCO Information Services to Fund the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge

LISWire - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:29

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 3, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program will award $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face.

A total of $100,000 will be awarded to multiple institutions—grants between $5,000 and $20,000 each. The EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge grants will be awarded to projects that leverage the FOLIO codebase and address current opportunities in library technology. Grant winners also may have the opportunity to take part in a startup incubator program designed to support the creation of tools for academic libraries.

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation, Andrew Nagy, says the Innovation Challenge is expected to draw developers from institutions around the world. “FOLIO has a great international community working together to improve libraries. As Open Source software with a focus on collaboration and transparency that is being designed from the outset with a microservices architecture, the open platform allows us to more easily create and share innovations. We expect the Innovation Challenge to bring pioneering applications from a variety of organizations in multiple countries.”

In June 2016, the FOLIO project was announced to bring together libraries and service providers looking to reshape the future of libraries and develop new technologies. This community-based project, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, provides a platform for libraries, service providers and other organizations to team up to redefine library automation via open source projects and develop new applications that extend the library into new areas.

EBSCO is among the funders of the FOLIO project and is contributing resources to the development of the FOLIO library services platform (LSP). The Innovation Challenge is looking for apps that will change the way libraries interact with end users, faculty, and other departments. The goal is to extend the services libraries provide and improve the library workflow as well as how they serve their users.
Winning proposals will be designed to support academic libraries and will:

• Advance the adoption of FOLIO as a platform, support new services, and extend the library into new areas
• Solve a problem for libraries, not just a given institution
• Provide innovation in a current area of library technology

The FOLIO code and documentation is available at http://dev.folio.org. EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge grants will be awarded between July 2017 and April 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals early at [email protected]. Additional information is provided in an FAQ on the website.

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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseTags: EBSCOFOLIOFOLIO Innovation ChallengeIntended Audience: Public LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

The Bowling Library at Judson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 02/28/2017 - 09:43

2/28/2017

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

The Bowling Library at Judson College 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 Bowling Library at Judson College, of Marion, Alabama is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from Voyager last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://judson.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"Working with the team at the Bowling Library has been a real pleasure. The best part about our job is meeting new librarians who have the same vision as we do when it comes to data ownership and freedom. We are thrilled to be able to add functionality to the library's catalog without breaking the bank, all while providing the support services we have become known for."

About Judson College
Since 1838, Judson College has been committed to preparing young women for lives of purpose through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the development of character. A private, four-year, Christian college with degree programs in liberal arts and the sciences, Judson College helps each student reach her full potential by providing her with opportunities to engage her mind, practice her faith, and live her purpose.

Over the past twenty years, 96% of Judson women have been employed or have entered graduate school within a year of graduation.  Through academic and co-curricular experiences, Judson helps each student find her voice while she earns the credentials that will help her voice be heard.  As the only women’s college in Alabama and the most affordable women’s college in the nation, Judson is committed to being a place devoted to young women.  We believe that this environment helps our students develop the knowledge, confidence, and leadership skills they need to achieve their goals in a more profound way than they could in a coeducational setting.

After 178 years, Judson College remains loyal to its original mission of educating young women in preparation for a life of service.  We are a community that finds ongoing meaning in our shared traditions of the past, work in the present, and hopes for the future as we seek to recognize and embody God’s light and truth in the world. For more information please visit: http://www.judson.edu/about-judson/

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

Brill Partners with Havana-based Casa de las Américas on Digital Cuban Culture Collection

LISWire - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:34

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 24 February 2017

In a unique partnership, Brill released an online collection of over 45,000 documents from the archives of Casa de las Américas in Cuba. Containing newspaper clippings, cable messages, interviews, conference memorabilia, etc., the collection covers almost sixty years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad. Casa de las Américas was founded only three months after the Cuban Revolution by Haydee Santamaría, a female guerilla who fought alongside Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in the 26th of July Movement, which overthrew President Batista on 1 January 1959. After Cuba became increasingly isolated, Casa de las Américas soon became a fundamental link between the cultural vanguard in Latin America and the Caribbean on the one hand and Cuba on the other. Over the years, the institute has been a host to thousands of writers and artists from throughout the region and has organized countless cultural events. The vast amount of documents created and collected since its foundation sheds a light on a vibrant cultural history, which is now accessible online for the first time.

Arjan van Dijk, Senior Editor at Brill, comments: “We are thrilled to be the first international publisher to collaborate with a Cuban institution on such a large project. Casa de las Américas is one of the most important cultural hubs in its hemisphere and its archive is an indispensable source for understanding Cuban culture and its development from the early 1960s until today.”

In the coming years Brill and Casa de las Américas plan to collaborate on making more of the vast archive of the Casa available online.

For more information, contact Arjan van Dijk, Senior Editor at Brill, at [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/cuba.

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 (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 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-partners-havana-based-casa-de-las-americ...

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EBSCO Information Services Chosen as an Approved NICE Framework Content Provider

LISWire - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:31

~ National Health Service Organizations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Can Now Purchase Books in GOBI® Acquisitions Tool ~

IPSWICH, MA – February 23, 2017 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an approved content provider for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework. The agreement allows purchasers from libraries, health care and social care-related organizations in the National Health Service (NHS) to search, order and purchase medical and healthcare-related content through GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

GOBI is provided by GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, (GOBI Library Solutions) which partners with libraries to streamline their workflows for monographic acquisitions. As a part of EBSCO, GOBI Library Solutions has an office in the United Kingdom as well as a knowledgeable customer service staff to provide support to customers.

With access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books, GOBI supplies print books and e-books to thousands of medical, academic, and government libraries in more than 60 countries.

In addition to offering a variety of health sciences e-books and print books in the medical, nursing and allied health fields, GOBI Library Solutions helps librarians streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

• Books from the top Science, Technology and Math publishers
• Real-time ordering solutions
• E-books within minutes
• A choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options
• Itemized invoicing
• Centralized customer service and UK-based distribution centers

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the recognition of EBSCO as an approved NICE Framework content provider gives organizations access to high-quality health-care content from GOBI Library Solutions. “The appointment of EBSCO to the NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement helps NHS libraries and organizations that use the GOBI acquisitions tool to quickly find and acquire books they need to better manage the medical needs of patients.”

For more information, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 13 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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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The Hershey Company's Technical Intelligence Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 09:13

2/14/2017

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

The Hershey Company's Technical Intelligence 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 Technical Intelligence Library at the Hershey Company, of Hershey, PA, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings from InMagic last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library is also utilizing the Ebsco EDS integrated discovery plugin available with Koha, giving the team a seamless interface when searching for resources.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"Thanks to the flexibility of Koha with special collections, we have the opportunity to work with fantastic companies like Hershey. We are thrilled to be able to provide the seamless EDS plugin interface to the library as well at no additional cost. We are very excited to work with the team at the Hershey library and look forward to a long and productive relationship together."

About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey'sKisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. To learn more please visit: www.thehersheycompany.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, 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

Five years on and fully revised – new edition of the comprehensive handbook for special collections

LISWire - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 11:25

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Special Collections Handbook

This new edition from Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, is a practical day-to-day companion covering all aspects of special collections work.

Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times.

Alison said “despite the challenges, the five years since the first edition have seen new reports, new collaborations , new publications and new standards; great progress has been made on digital curation, on tackling hidden collections, on doing what we do – better.”

Highlights of the new edition include coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs); discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections; exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF; and consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.

Alison Cullingford is Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, where she is responsible for over 100 collections of modern archives and rare books. The service was the first English university to achieve Archive Accreditation. She also managed the Unique and Distinctive Collections project for Research Libraries UK. An active member of the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and many other sector groups, Alison also regularly presents at conferences, blogs and tweets on the importance of the special collections librarian.

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

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The Special Collections Handbook, 2nd edition | Jan 2017 | 336pp | paperback: 9781783301263 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301270 | £119.95 | ebook: 9781783301287 | £59.95

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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The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 11:25

2/7/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College 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 John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College, of Chambersburg, PA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 85,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at:  http://wilson.bywatersolutions.com/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the college's decision to move to a ByWater hosted solution:

"The freedom from vendor lock in provided by Koha greatly benefits libraries in that they have the power to choose who the best support company is for them without having to completely change systems. This kind of freedom is un-matched in the library world and allows a smooth transition for libraries looking to change the support services they receive. This is what it's all about!"

About Wilson College:
A rigorous academic program with incredible access to professors has been a hallmark of Wilson College since its founding in 1869. A collaborative environment, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and professors who are dedicated to mentoring students—both in and out of the classroom—create an educational experience that is focused on the individual student. Wilson connects career-oriented programs with a broad-based liberal arts education that teaches students to think critically and communicate with confidence—essential skills for career success. This approach is evident across all of Wilson's degree programs—undergraduate, graduate and adult degree.

Rooted in more than 140 years of a forward-thinking tradition, the College has always been a leader. From a pioneering residential program for single parents with children and the establishment of the Center for Sustainable Living 20 years ago to initiating a USDA certified-organic farm to leading the way on affordability in higher education with a first-of-its-kind student debt buyback program, Wilson continues to be a trendsetter.

Student experiences inside and outside the classroom are influenced by the Wilson Honor Principle, which fosters qualities of personal responsibility and integrity. College is a transformative time and Wilson is committed to educating the whole student: mind, body and spirit. For more information please visit: http://www.wilson.edu/about-wilson-college

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

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Digitalia Hispanica to Provide Spanish E-Book Content Through GOBI

LISWire - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:12

~ Nearly 20,000 Spanish E-books in the Social Sciences and Latin
American Literature Now Available in GOBI Acquisitions Tool ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 2, 2017 – A new partnership between GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) and Digitalia Hispanica (Digitalia) is making thousands of Spanish-language e-books available in GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. As a result, libraries can use the GOBI acquisitions tool to efficiently acquire Spanish-language academic e-books in minutes from within their existing GOBI workflow.

GOBI Library Solutions, a part of EBSCO Information Services, is the leader in collection development and acquisition workflow solutions for academic and research libraries around the world. The partnership with Digitalia greatly expands non-English title lists in GOBI, providing nearly 20,000 e-books from approximately 150 publishers in Spanish and other select languages. The agreement also gives GOBI users access to content from nine publishers exclusive to Digitalia, including Biblioteca Nueva, Anthropos, Visor and more.

GOBI provides users with access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books from more than 25 publishers and aggregators, all in one place. GOBI customers also benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists, Spotlight Lists highlighting premier and high-interest titles, real-time management reports and more.

A leading aggregator of Spanish e-books, Digitalia’s catalog provides libraries that use GOBI with strong content in the Social Sciences and Spanish and Latin American Literature. Titles are available title by title with unlimited user access models and are quickly delivered to users within minutes.

Lluis Claret, CEO of Digitalia Hispanica says, “We are very excited to launch this new partnership with one of the most important and respected distributors for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions. We are delighted to be available through GOBI, which will allow our content to be easily accessed by thousands of librarians and to reach new market opportunities. For Digitalia and GOBI Library Solutions, this is a natural alliance that can only bring benefits to libraries.”

GOBI Library Solutions Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says the partnership with Digitalia will help libraries quickly search for and acquire academic Spanish-language content in their familiar GOBI workflow. “We want to help libraries more easily build their Spanish and international scholarly e-book collections. The partnership with Digitalia helps provide our customers instant access to more titles from Spanish-language publishers all in one place.”

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

About Digitalia Hispanica
DIGITALIA www.digitalia.us is a global leader in Spanish language ebooks and ejournals, with a select catalogue of more than 22,000 titles and a solid number of prestigious clients among academic and public libraries worldwide. Recently it has irrupted in the streaming market for libraries with a platform of multilingual films and documentaries.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 13 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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

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Brill Becomes ORCID Member

LISWire - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 05:46

Leiden (NL) / Boston (US) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) – 2 February 2017

Academic publisher Brill is proud to announce that they are now an ORCID member.

Effective 1 January 2017, Brill has become a member of ORCID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an independent, non-profit initiative whereby researchers are assigned a unique ORCID iD that can be used to link all of their publications, affiliations, name variations, and other relevant information to their ORCID record.

ORCID has major advantages for researchers, their institutions, funders as well as publishers, as it fixes a variety of problems: correct attribution of authorship, disambiguation of user accounts in all sorts of databases, easy overviews of publications by specific researchers for institutions and funders. To date ORCID has issued nearly 3 million ORCID iDs worldwide.

Sam Bruinsma (Senior VP Business Development, Brill) comments: “The ORCID identifier is destined to become a vital element in the international ecosystem of scholarly communications, enabling us to provide a much-needed persistent and reliable link between our authors and their publications.”

Laurel Haak (Executive Director, ORCID) states: “We are pleased to welcome Brill as a member. This will enable the many humanities, social sciences, and law scholars to use their ORCID iD to distinguish their work and get credit for their contributions.”

As ORCID is a non-profit organization, it is funded through organizational membership and subscription fees. By becoming an ORCID member, Brill supports a sustainable registry and the mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.

For more information about Brill’s ORCID membership, please contact Ms. Marjon Jekel, Applications & Data Manager at Brill, at [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 272 journals and close to 1,200 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 http://www.brill.com/.

About ORCID
ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis. https://orcid.org/

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-becomes-orcid-member

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2017 John Cotton Dana Award

LISWire - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 13:07

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 1, 2017 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation at an annual Awards Ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Entries for the 2017 JCD are submitted electronically and must be received by March 17, 2017. More information, including entry documents, can be found at: https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/awards.

The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communications campaigns from libraries of all types and size. Submissions have included rebranding efforts, promotion of unique archives, awareness campaigns and community partnerships. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider unless they are represented on the JCD Committee.

JCD entries are organized around the following areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Libraries submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage or other results received along with evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the library’s strategic communication efforts.

In recognition of the achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an awards ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

About the John Cotton Dana Award
The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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