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Brill signs agreement to join CEPIEC’s Iresearch Platform

LISWire - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:38

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 October 2018

International scholarly publisher Brill and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC) announced their agreement at the Frankfurt Book Fair to make Brill e-books available on CEPIEC’s newly launched Iresearch online platform.

CEPIEC only recently launched its state-of-the-art Iresearch online platform, which offers publishers’ content for research and reference to institutional customers and readers in China, with both a Chinese and an English interface. The new platform contains sophisticated knowledge graph technology and interactive tools to considerably enhance the search experience for users.

“The decision to join the Iresearch platform fits Brill’s global multi-channel, multi-platform sales strategy, whereby we offer access to our content directly via our own platform Brill.com or through several other third party platforms. We look forward to the collaboration with CEPIEC to increase and facilitate distribution and sales of Brill resources in China,” says Peter Coebergh, CEO of Brill.

“The construction of the Iresearch platform is an important component of CEPIEC’s Digital Development Strategy. The platform integrates high quality electronic book resources all over the world, aiming to provide rich academic research references to our institutional clients and readers. The cooperation with the Iresearch platform is an opportunity to build a closer comprehensive partnership between CEPIEC and Brill. ” says Jianxin Wang, President of CEPIEC.

For more information on the agreement contact Brill’s office in Beijing at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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 CEPIEC
Founded in 1987 by the Ministry of Education in Beijing, China, CEPIEC (China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd.) is one of the largest publications import & export enterprises in China. With all services rooted in Education, the foundation of CEPIEC development is to build good relationships with universities and colleges. In recent years, CEPIEC maintained the growth rate of businesses around 10%, with a market share of over 35% in China. CEPIEC has strong capabilities in import and export of foreign books, periodicals and many other content related products. CEPIEC also actively promotes the transition from print book to digital book. At the same time, international exhibitions and copyright business are expanded actively by the CEPIEC. For more information, visit www.cepiec.com.cn.

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Submissions Now Open for the 2019 SEE-IT™ Award from EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:05

~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 04, 2018 — Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2019.

The SEE-IT Award was developed with EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Finalists for the 2019 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2019, and the winner will be announced in June 2019.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management, eBooks & E-Commerce, John Brennan, says the SEE-IT Award aims to promote the cultural and literary impact that youth graphic novels have on young readers. "Youth graphic novels offer incredible learning opportunities to young readers, especially those who flourish as visual learners. Together with the Children's Book Council, we look forward to celebrating the growth of this literary art form, and to help students develop a life-long love of reading through the annual SEE-IT Award."

The SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by Scholastic, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance, and overall artistic and literary appeal. While members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection.

The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at www.ebsco.com/see-it prior to the February 15, 2019 deadline.

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:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
EBSCO Information Services
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Brill acquires Deo Publishing

LISWire - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:06

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 4 October 2018

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has acquired the full publication program of Deo Publishing (Blandford Forum, UK) with immediate effect.

Last month Brill and Deo Publishing reached an agreement to transfer all assets of Deo Publishing to Brill. With this Brill acquires several important book series in Religious Studies, with some 50 available titles and a healthy pipeline.

“Deo Publishing has developed strong book series which are a natural counterpart to some of our leading journals in Biblical and Pentecostal studies, such as the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and Biblical Interpretations,” says Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer. “We are delighted to become the successors of this prominent book list. The entire Deo catalogue will become available as an e-book collection on our platform, joining our suite of scholarly collections in this field of research.”

David Orton, owner and managing director of Deo Publishing, adds: “We were looking for a suitable candidate to continue the program and serve our authors and readers, and we are extremely grateful to have reached an agreement with Brill. Brill is not only an important global player in the Humanities, but they are also well positioned to expand our book program and turn it into a digital collection.”

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 Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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: https://brill.com/newsitem/100/brill-acquires-deo-publishing

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EBSCO Information Services Reaches More Than 120,000 DRM-Free E-Books Titles with EBSCO eBooks™

LISWire - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:02

~ More than 850,000 Titles Available Through GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues its commitment to providing libraries and their patrons with access to high-quality e-book content by making more than 120,000 EBSCO eBooks™ Digital Rights Management (DRM) free. The DRM-free initiative reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to working with publishers to increase e-book options for libraries.

With DRM-free EBSCO eBooks, users can download either the full-book or unlimited chapters with no sign-in required, read them in any application and transfer them to any device. Users can select either PDF or EPUB for online viewing and download, and take advantage of Google Drive integration and smartphone/mobile optimization. EBSCO continues to invest in several accessibility initiatives for e-books, including enhanced linking to key content, improved keyboard navigation and working with publishers on best practices. With EBSCO eBooks, librarians have the choice between the DRM-free unlimited user version of a title or a limited user model with standard DRM-protection, enabling them to maximize their budgets and customize their collections to meet user demand. There are no access fees, platform fees, or service fees for EBSCO eBooks, and libraries can soon enjoy rapid MARC record delivery for cataloged titles within hours of purchase. For the EBSCO eBooks that remain DRM-protected, users can still easily download DRM-free chapters.

DRM-free EBSCO eBooks can be purchased on a title-by-title basis through preferred ordering services, including EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM), OASIS® and GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for academic libraries. GOBI offers more than 850,000 DRM-free titles to libraries and is the world’s largest source for DRM-free e-books for academic librarians.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says the increase in titles will further expand e-book options for libraries and enhance user experience. “EBSCO is dedicated to increasing options for libraries and their patrons, especially when it comes to providing high-quality, accessible e-book content. Together with our publisher partners, we’ve been able to reach the milestone of making more than 120,000 e-book titles available DRM-free – with many more to be available in the future.”

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Chief Operating Officer Darby Kopp says the inclusion of DRM-free titles reinforces GOBI’s commitment to improving librarians’ workflow. “In GOBI, librarians can easily find and order DRM-free e-books across a multitude of e-book platforms and can do so within their current workflow. GOBI provides visibility, insights and control to optimize collection development decisions and our support of DRM-free is a key part of this value we deliver to our customers.”

EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content, and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and more than 120,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

For more information about DRM-free e-books from EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

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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Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
(800) 653-2726 ext. 3485
[email protected]

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Brill launches three new review journals in Religious Studies

LISWire - Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:26

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 September 2018

Brill publishers has launched three new titles in its successful suite of review journals, Brill Research Perspectives, on the subject of Religious Studies. The first issues are planned for 2019 and will become available online and in print.

Brill Research Perspectives provides researchers with the opportunity to give an account of the most recent scholarship and to define and direct the agenda for future research. They combine the verification of peer review, the high usage of reference works, and the pedagogy of textbooks. Designed for research communities in the Humanities, International Law, and Social Sciences, these journals distil the vast body of literature in a field into a more digestible format while linking to the primary sources.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Education, edited by Stephen G. Parker, University of Worcester, focuses on a dynamic and increasingly important area of work, intersecting the fields of theology and religious studies, and drawing upon the foundation disciplines and methodologies of philosophy, sociology, psychology and history of education. It is particularly focused upon religious education as variously conceived in different domestic, religious, educational, social and national contexts.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics, edited by Jocelyne Cesari, University of Birmingham and Georgetown University, is focused on research that addresses contemporary debates on religion and politics in a particular national or regional context or in a comparative way across religions or political contexts.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Psychology, edited by Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of Nevada, Reno, presents extended articles on theory and the integration of empirical data that bridge the gap between humanities studies and those of psychological science. It provides up-to-date information on the diversity of approaches and methods that psychologists are applying to illuminate the wide range of phenomena that either define or are associated with religion in individual cultures and globally.

For more information on these three new journals, contact Ms. Laura Morris, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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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New edition of the go-to reference for students and RIM professionals

LISWire - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:15

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Records and Information Management, 2nd edition by Patricia C Franks.

The first edition of Records and Information Management was described by Archives and Records as, ‘a valuable up to date combined textbook and reference book which will enhance its readers’ knowledge irrespective of their place on the career ladder’. Since its publication in 2013, the records and information field has evolved considerably with the growth of the internet of things; the extreme volume and variety of data produced more quickly than ever; the increased necessity of employing technology to categorize, analyze, and make use of the data; the recognition of the value of information assets; and the emergence of new business models that leverage the power of algorithms to manipulate data.

The new second edition cements this work’s status as an up-to-date classic, with its content updated and expanded to address emerging technologies, most notably blockchain and evolving standards and practices. Franks presents complete coverage of the records and information lifecycle model, encompassing paper, electronic (databases, office suites, email), and new media records (blogs, chat messages, and software as a service). Informed by an advisory board of experts in the field and with contributions by noted authorities, the text addresses such key topics as the origins and development of records and information; the discipline of information governance and developing a strategic records management plan; creation/capture and classification; retention strategies, inactive records management, archives, and long-term preservation; access, storage, and retrieval; electronic records and electronic records management systems; the latest on rapidly evolving technologies such as web records, social media, and mobile devices; vital records, disaster preparedness and recovery, and business continuity; monitoring, auditing, and risk management; and education and training.

Patricia C Franks said, ‘The breadth of knowledge expected of the successful records professional continues to expand. It now includes the need to better understand not only the business process but also the goals of the organization from a business perspective...this book, therefore, differs from traditional records management works by placing equal emphasis on business operations out of which records arise and the ways in which the records professional can contribute to the core mission of the enterprise beyond the lifecycle management of records.’

The book’s authoritative blend of theory and practice makes it a matchless resource for everyone in the archives and records management field, including archivists, records managers, and information managers, regardless of their job title (e.g. digital archivist, knowledge management advisor, information governance specialist).

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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:
More information about the book: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=304301
Records and Information Management, 2nd edition | Sep 2018 | 448pp | paperback: 9781783304301 | £69.95

Patricia C Franks is an associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Jos̩ State University in California, where she serves as the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Program Coordinator and the SLIS Internship Program Coordinator. Dr. Franks supervises virtual interns and teaches courses related to information organizations and management, archival studies, and records management. Her professional activities include working with ARMA International, most recently as Consensus Group Leader for both ANSI/ARMA 1-2011 Implications of Web-Based, Collaborative Technologies in Records Management and ARMA TR 21-2012 Using Social Media in Organizations.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association. Link to the US edition: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/records-and-information-management-...

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2019

LISWire - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:04

~ Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases Expected to be in the Range of Five to Six Percent ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 20, 2018 — The 2019 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections Report based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, government mandates, political climates, collection assessment and evaluation tools, Open Access (OA), publisher consolidation, publisher business models, increased publisher competition for content and organized piracy.

The 2019 serials marketplace continues to see steady, annual publisher price increases, with no indicators this will change. Library budget growth remains a top concern, generally lagging behind annual inflation in journal pricing in spite of the annual price increase caps applied to many e-journal packages.

According to key economic indicators, the U.S. economy is doing well with steady growth, low unemployment and little inflation. Though overall budgets in the U.S. academic library market show modest improvements, the budget for serials materials generally have not kept pace with annual journal price inflation. Outside the U.S., instances of continued library budget contraction continue.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

To read the 2019 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: Link

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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Kathleen McEvoy
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New Journal: Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture

LISWire - Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:52

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 13 September 2018

Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture is the title of a new peer-reviewed journal and reference publication that features studies exploring all aspects of popular culture today, from its traditional platforms, audiences and traditional electronic media, to contemporary digital media.

The intended audience of Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture is the network of scholars and instructors involved in popular culture studies and cognate disciplines (Psychology, Culture Studies, Literary Criticism, Anthropology, Musicology, Sociology, Neuroscience, and Art Criticism). Each issue will be available online and in print, with the first two issues planned for publication in 2019.

Brill Research Perspectives combine the verification of peer review, the high usage of reference works, and the pedagogy of textbooks. Designed for research communities in the Humanities, International Law, and Social Sciences, these journals distil the vast body of literature in a field into a more digestible format while linking to the primary sources.

For more information on this journal visit www.brill.com/rppc or contact the Acquisitions Editor, Jason Prevost via [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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: https://brill.com/newsitem/97/new-journal-brill-research-perspectives-in...

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Books are medicine for the soul

LISWire - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:51

Facet Publishing announce the release of Bibliotherapy, edited by Sarah McNicol and Liz Brewster.

Bibliotherapy has developed over the past 100 years, but the premise remains the same: that information, guidance, and solace can be found in books. Bibliotherapy schemes have been offered in UK public libraries and healthcare and community settings since the early 2000s, providing access to selected written materials which it is hoped will have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing.

Liz Brewster and Sarah McNicol’s new book explores the history and theory of bibliotherapy for the first time, illustrating the contemporary debates amongst researchers and explaining how these relate to the work of bibliotherapy practitioners. A key focus of the book is on methods of offering bibliotherapy for diverse audiences, including homeless populations, psychiatric patients, non-native speakers and people living with dementia.

Bob Usherwood, Professor Emeritus at The University of Sheffield said, “This life-affirming text is essential reading not only for those concerned with bibliotherapy but for all who believe in the value and potential of library services in the modern world.”

The book includes case studies from around work illustrating how particular approaches to bibliotherapy can be used across different settings including, communities living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, homeless people in Australia, socially vulnerable patients, particularly those with drug-use problems in Uruguay and speakers of English as an additional language in England.

The editors said, “Our aim is that this book contributes to the ongoing debates about the theory of bibliotherapy and its practical application, by focusing on the theoretical basis and history of bibliotherapy, as well as current practitioners”.

The book will be of interest to researchers and theorists, those managing bibliotherapy programmes in health, public and academic libraries and healthcare providers and those with an interest in wellbeing more generally.

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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 more info:http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=303410

Bibliotherapy | Sep 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783303410 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783303427 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783303434

Sarah McNicol is a Research Associate at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked as an Information Studies researcher since 2000 and she previously worked as a school librarian. At present, much of her research is focused around the use of graphic comics and novels to explore a range of issues, in particular health and wellbeing.

Liz Brewster is a Lecturer at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University. Her research focuses on experiences of mental health and wellbeing, particularly how creative activities such as reading may affect mental health. She has previously worked in academic and public libraries.

Contributors
Natalia Tukhareli, Fiona Bailey, Susan McLaine, Elizabeth Mackenzie, David Chamberlain, Cristina Deberti Martins, Rosie May Walworth, Kate Gielgud, Elena Azadbakht and Tracy Englert.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/bibliotherapy

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PPF Provides Subscription Management Solutions for Five New Publisher Partners

LISWire - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:17

~ Publishers Focus on Editorial Content as PPF Provides Specialized Institutional Back Office Support ~

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September 12, 2018 – Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) partnered with five subscription management clients over the past year, providing various combinations of fulfillment, customer service, trials, renewals, reporting, marketing, distribution and ecommerce solutions.
Recent publisher partnerships include:
• PPF coordinated a year-long journals marketing campaign on behalf of Springer Publishing Company to promote its Essential Nursing Collection across a variety of market segments. With more than 20 journals in the nursing, behavioral and health sciences, and medical fields, PPF now works with Springer Publishing Company to provide a suite of back office services that includes coordination with members of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing.
• Similarly, Human Kinetics began its relationship with PPF as an InfoShare client, a service designed to improve exposure at industry conferences and events. Promotions were expanded to include a year-long journals campaign, leading to subscription management covering almost 30 titles in the field of physical activity and health. Back office services include coordination with nineteen societies worldwide.
• PPF’s partnership with Water Environment Federation (WEF) began with the successful implementation of a trial book fulfillment program to convert print subscribers to online access. WEF’s affiliation with the American Public Health Association, a long-time PPF subscription management client, helped pave the way for PPF to provide services for WEF’s Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.
• Grand Valley State University, publisher of The Foundation Review, is one of a growing number of university presses serviced by PPF, joining the University of South Carolina’s National Resource Center and Rockefeller University Press for subscription management solutions, along with PPF marketing client Penn State University Press.
• PPF is also pleased to begin working with Sagamore Publishing to provide back office services for eight journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, and education.
Joining forces with PPF allows publishers to focus on editorial content, as they benefit from over forty years of experience with promoting and managing institutional subscriptions. A division of EBSCO, PPF is uniquely positioned to offer publishers the stability and diversified resources of a large, global company, while also offering the personal attention and responsiveness of a small, privately held business.
For more information about PPF, please visit: ppfebsco.com.
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About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 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.

For more information, please contact:
Mariana Piazza
Marketing Account Specialist
(205) 980-2722
[email protected]

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Gale Transforms Digital Humanities Research with Launch of New Digital Scholar Lab

LISWire - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:32

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Removes Barriers to Entry into Digital Scholarship, Streamlining Workflows, Driving Visualizations and Discoveries

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 11, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.

This new platform marks a major milestone in the innovative evolution of Gale’s unrivaled primary source collections and the research possibilities that emerge from natural language processing. Read our blog on Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, here: http://bit.ly/2N4dVqn.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab provides a critical infrastructure for digital humanities research and instruction as well as simplifies complex workflows by integrating the most commonly used open source tools. This combination of content and tools allows researchers to analyze texts in ways that are unattainable through traditional close reading, allowing configuration of tools and content sets to meet users’ specific needs in a single research environment.

View a video of Gale's Digital Humanities Specialist, Wendy Kurtz, discussing what the Digital Scholar Lab is, why it was created and what makes it unique, here: http://bit.ly/2CJGrc0.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab is built on user-based design principles that helps keep research activities organized and accessible. It combines analysis-ready raw text data with digital tools and algorithms to generate visualizations and discoveries that are the hallmark of data mining and digital scholarship. Importantly, the entirely new platform has been architected for interoperability to flexibly allow future sharing of analytical tools and to promote the global spread of digital scholarship.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab supports a broad spectrum of users:

• Scholars: The Digital Scholar Lab gives access to large data sets that are easily mined and edited for use in custom applications and digital tools without costly and time-intensive data clean-up.

• Librarians: With Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, libraries can provide researchers of all levels the opportunity to engage with the humanities in entirely new ways without capital investment in costly computing environments, thus strengthening the library’s relationships across campus and increasing the value of its collections.

• Students: As a teaching tool, the Digital Scholar Lab provides a familiar navigational interface style for students new to text data mining and introduces them to textual analysis in a streamlined manner.

As academic libraries continually shift to keep up with the changing needs of research and scholarship, many are looking at the digital humanities as an opportunity for closer collaboration with faculty and other campus stakeholders.

With the Digital Scholar Lab, Gale has created a research environment that helps bridge the gap that often exists between scholarly resources and faculty researchers/students. By shrinking the distance between available content and natural language processing tools, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab provides access to open source and proprietary tools that are frequently required to support libraries that are investing in becoming “Digital Humanities Centers.”

With Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, users can:

• Search and create robust content/data sets from their library’s Gale Primary Sources collections.

• Use analysis tools and visualize results.

• Organize research and manage long-term projects.

• Download and share visualizations, statistical data and textual data sets.

“Gale pioneered digital delivery of primary source archives making unique special library collections accessible to researchers globally,” said Marc Cormier, Director of Product Management for the Humanities at Gale. “Today, we launch a new platform equal to the task of analyzing massive content collections such a Gale Primary Sources with the intent of promoting new discoveries and broadening access to the tools of digital humanities.”

To request a trial, visit Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab webpage, here: http://bit.ly/2N9lpbG.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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New book imagines the archive of the future

LISWire - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 08:10

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Archival Futures edited by Caroline Brown.

It is widely acknowledged that the archival discipline is facing a time of change. The digital world has presented changes in how records are created, used, stored and communicated. At the same time, there is increased public debate over issues such as ownership of and access to information and its authenticity and reliability in a networked and interconnected world.

Archival Futures draws on the contributions of a range of international experts to consider the current archival landscape and imagine the archive of the future. Firmly rooted in current professional debate and scholarship, the book offers thought provoking and accessible chapters that aim to challenge and inspire archivists globally and to encourage debate about their futures. Chapters cover the role of archives in relation to individuals, organisations, communities and society; how appraisal, arrangement, description and access might be affected in the future; changing societal expectations in terms of access to information, how information is exchanged, and how things are recorded and remembered; the impact of new technologies, including blockchain and automation; the place of traditional archives and what ‘the archive’ is or might become; the future role of the archive profession; and archives as authentic and reliable evidence

Tom Nesmith (University of Manitoba), said 'Archives play a unique and powerful role in making the past available for an extraordinary array of current purposes. But do archives have a future, particularly given disruptive changes in communication technologies? Archival Futures addresses this and other challenges to find ways forward for the now pivotal role of archives in society.'

The book will appeal to an international audience of students, academics and practitioners in archival science, records management, and library and information science.

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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:

Archival Futures http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301829 | August 2018 | 176pp | paperback: 9781783301829 | £69.95 | hardback: 9781783302185 | £139.95 | eBook: 9781783302192

Caroline Brown is Programme Leader for the archives programmes at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee where she is also University Archivist.. She is a Chair of Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland’s) Conference Committee, sits on its Professional Development Committee, having formerly served as the Chair of the Education, Training and Development Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee for ARA Scotland. She is a sits on the Section Bureau of the International Council on Archives Section on Archival Education and is active in ICA/SUV . She is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College and Panel Member and has written and spoken on a range of archival and recordkeeping issues. She is the editor of Archives and Recordkeeping: Theory into practice (Facet, 2013).

Contributors
Jenny Bunn, University College London; Luciana Duranti, University of British Columbia; Joanne Evans, Monash University; Craig Gauld, University of Dundee; Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia; Michael Moss, Northumbria University; Gillian Oliver, Monash University; Sonia Ranade, The National Archives; Barbara Reed, consultant; Kate Theimer, writer, speaker and commentator; David Thomas, Northumbria University; Frank Upward, Monash University; Geoffrey Yeo University College London.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association.

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Gale and Maine State Library Partner to Provide Residents and Students Free Access to New Digital Resources

LISWire - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:39

Gale Digital Resources Now Available at Nearly 1,000 Libraries Across Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 5, 2018 – Maine State Library has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide nearly 1,000 school, academic and public libraries throughout Maine with free access to Gale digital resources. These new resources provide Maine residents and students with high-quality content that supports learning, research, business, career development and personal enrichment. Now Maine libraries can provide exceptional research experiences to their learners and communities to meet their educational, informational and cultural needs. Maine residents and students can access these new resources at: http://library.digitalmaine.org. Read Gale’s blog about the Maine State Library partnership. here: http://bit.ly/2Q7K9i4

“Gale shares our passion and commitment in providing the best user experience possible,” said James Ritter, State Librarian of Maine. “This partnership enables us to accomplish this by providing Maine residents and students with easy access to valuable and reliable content, making our libraries stronger and transforming information into knowledge.”

View video of Jennifer Stanbro, School Librarian and President-Elect, Maine Association of School Libraries, speaking to the value and ease of access to digital resources for Maine students, here: http://bit.ly/2Q8ESXx.

Gale’s new digital resources include databases, periodicals and reference content that are accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device without the use of a library card or password. This enables users to seamlessly access Gale’s authoritative content, eliminating barriers to access resources. Additionally, many of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.

“Libraries play a crucial role in making knowledge and learning accessible to enrich the economic development of the community, and user experience is key to making it happen,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We are thrilled to partner with the Maine State Library and together we will transform the research experience for libraries and patrons across the state by providing easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change.”

Gale resources now available to Maine library users include:

• Academic OneFile & General OneFile — with InfoTrac Collections: Full-text periodicals and popular magazines, plus, peer-reviewed journals aligned to the curriculum.

• Books and Authors: A reader’s advisory database for discovery of books by author, genre and topic.

• Career Transitions: Walks job seekers through resume building, career exploration and more.

• ChiltonLibrary: Automotive repair and maintenance instruction for more than 2,600 vehicle makes and models.

• Educator's Reference Complete: Academic journals and reports covering the education field.

• Gale LegalForms: Access to a variety of document templates – including state-specific legal forms – from wills and rental agreements to forms needed for starting or managing a new business.

• Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL): Gale’s online e-book platform provides users with 24/7 hassle-free access to Gale eBooks anytime, anywhere and from any mobile device.

• GREENR: Authoritative reference content in the areas of the environment, energy and natural resources.

• Health & Wellness Resource Center: Authoritative source for health information, updated daily.

• Health Reference Center Academic: Current, reliable health data for students and professionals.

• Informe Académico: Spanish-language periodicals.

• InfoTrac Newsstand: Searchable access to more than 2,000 global newspapers, images, broadcasts and transcripts.

• Kids InfoBits: Age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content to support elementary students’ research and homework needs.

• Literature Resource Center: Represents the most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database offering the broadest and most representative range of authors and their works, including a deep collection of full-text critical and literary analysis.

• National Geographic Kids: Extensive archive of National Geographic Kids magazine with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space.

• Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Explore social, cultural and political issues through a rich presentation of pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics and more.

• Research In Context: Authoritative, multimedia reference and periodical content with the most-studied topics for middle school students.

• Scribner Writers Online: Contains more than 2,000 entries and essays on the lives and works of over 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries place the author’s work in personal and historical context.

• Small Business Resource Center: Authoritative source on starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more. Updated daily.

• Student Resources In Context: Offers cross-curricular authoritative content aligned to national and state curriculum standards that span core subjects.

• Twayne's Authors Online: Offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit: www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale blog - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

About Maine State Library
The Maine State Library, established in 1831, works to provide and broaden access to library information services to all Maine citizens. It does this through direct public and outreach services, library development initiatives, and strong collection development and digitization efforts. Located in Augusta, Maine, the Maine State Library employs nearly 44 people. For more information, please visit: www.maine.gov/msl.

Follow Maine State Library on:
• Twitter - @MaineStLibrary
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MaineStateLibrary

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New Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Intellus Learning Enables Institutions to Launch and Sustain Affordability Initiatives

LISWire - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:02

~ Collaboration Will Aggregate and Assemble Relevant Open Education Resources and Institution’s Library Materials to Improve the Teaching and Learning Experience ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 5, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Intellus Learning, an educational platform as a service company, have partnered to provide academic libraries with a content curation, assignment, recommendation and analytics tool. The collaboration will benefit college and university customers as they strive to offer affordable, reliable and relevant resources to students, while supporting faculty’s teaching and learning goals.

Intellus Learning empowers instructors to access high-quality open education resources (OER) and other openly licensed content, as well as their institution’s academic library materials to help meet budgetary goals. By offering curated content, Intellus Learning enables instructors to quickly capture robust and affordable course materials. Students can seamlessly engage with assigned course materials via the institution’s learning management system, including all EBSCO resources to which the library subscribes.

According to Craig Bleyer, the General Manager of the Institutional Business at Macmillan Learning, “Our customers are rightfully focused on providing the most affordable learning experiences that engage and retain students. Yet, finding the right mix of content and tools that answers both teaching and institutional objectives can be challenging because of the amount of time it takes to curate and assemble course objects. Via this partnership with EBSCO, we are providing a powerful search and discovery tool, which enables instructors to identify the highest-quality and best-rated free and openly-licensed content, as well as access library content to make the most efficient use of content already available at their institution.”

The technology integration between EBSCO and Intellus Learning helps institutions launch and maintain affordability initiatives by facilitating efficient and insight-laden access to high quality, free learning content. Through an intuitive interface, faculty can curate and quickly assign pertinent OER and library content to students. The Intellus engine also offers a robust reporting dashboard that provides real-time insight into students’ engagement with the assigned materials. This pre-built feedback loop enables faculty to tweak the curriculum on the fly to suit students’ needs.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick, says the integration will help libraries promote their valuable resources and improve the workflow process for faculty. “The collaboration with Intellus Learning allows for interoperability that enables libraries to increase use and efficiency of their collections. By integrating technologies, the content selection process works better and faster for faculty while enabling them to select from library resources in the context of their courses and already subscribed to by their institution.”

To learn more about EBSCO and Intellus Learning, please visit: www.ebsco.com and http://intelluslearning.com.

About Macmillan Learning
Macmillan Learning improves lives through learning. Our legacy of excellence in education informs our approach to using user-centered design, learning science, and impact research to develop world-class content and pioneering products that are empathetic, highly effective, and drive improved outcomes. Through deep partnership with the world’s best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and lift course results. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire curiosity and measure progress. Our commitment to teaching and discovery upholds our mission to improve lives through learning. To learn more, please visit http://www.macmillanlearning.com or see us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN or join our Macmillan Community.

About Intellus Learning
Intellus Learning empowers instructors to quickly access high-quality open educational resources (OER), other openly-licensed content, as well as their institution’s academic library materials to help replace expensive course materials, while providing powerful, real-time insight into students’ engagement with the assigned content. To learn more, please visit: http://intelluslearning.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 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:
Nikki Jones
Sr Director, Communications
Macmillan Learning
862-596-2325
[email protected]

Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
EBSCO Information Services
978-356-6500 ext. 3485
[email protected]

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Equinox migrates Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 15:49

Duluth, Ga., August 30, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

This move includes Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative’s libraries with a total of 147,069 patron records and 156,713 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox as part of the migration included data extraction and deduplication. It also encompassed the migration of bibliographic, item, patron, and transaction records. Equinox staff administered software configuration and project management as well as remote and onsite training.

"Pennsylvania Integrated Library is pleased to welcome the libraries of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative to our shared Evergreen system (called SPARK). While some of these libraries are in close geographical proximity, they were never before able to share resources, and patrons were forced to carry multiple library cards. Thanks to Evergreen all of this has changed creating an enhanced library experience for the residents of Lehigh and Carbon Counties (PA)." Scott Thomas, Executive Director of PaILS/SPARK.

PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.

"The staff at all six libraries were fantastic to work with throughout the process from our first meetings to now,” said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst for Equinox. “I am excited to see the things they have planned for their patrons come to fruition in the near future and glad to be part of making it happen for them."

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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Valuable and timely insight into digital literacy and learning

LISWire - Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:24

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Digital Literacy Unpacked edited by Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker.

This book brings together thought-leaders and experts in the field of digital literacy, providing a blend of research and practice across sectors.

Digital Literacy Unpacked not only offers a snapshot of innovative approaches to digital literacy, but also intends to provoke discussion, encourage collaboration and inspire – whatever the role or context. The editors open up the whole area of digital literacy in all its kaleidoscopic richness, and provide diverse perspectives, content and ideas to inform thinking and practice. The cross-sectoral and global significance of digital literacy is a key theme of the book but crucially at its heart it is a citizenship and inclusion issue, necessary for the full participation and achievement of all in society. Coverage includes a discussion of terminology, institutional approaches, existing frameworks, digital literacy in learning and teaching, copyright literacy, teaching the use of digital tools, critical approaches to literacy and combatting social exclusion using digital skills.

Rosie Jones, Director of Library Services at The Open University said of the book, 'Its timing is key, given the rate of technological change and advances in our thinking around skills, and it contributes practice, theory and research to a topic that is important on a global scale. Across all sectors, we can’t avoid the digital agenda and this text provides a fabulous insight into digital literacy and learning'

The book will be useful reading for library and information professionals across the sector, institutional leaders and managers, and LIS students. It will also be useful reading for educational technologists, learning and teaching professionals.

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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:

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301973

Digital Literacy Unpacked | August 2018 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301973 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783301980 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783301997

Katharine Reedy is a digital literacy and learning design specialist at the Open University. She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

Jo Parker is a senior library manager at the Open University Library, with responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Leadership Foundation. She has co-edited two previous books for Facet Publishing.

Contributors:

Liz Bennett, University of Huddersfield; Bonnie Cheuk, Senior Business and Digital Transformation Leader; Mark Childs, Open University; Vedrana Vojković Estatiev, University of Zagreb; Sue Folley, University of Huddersfield; Josie Fraser, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; Dean Groom, Macquarie University; Janet Hetherington, independent consultant; Charles Inskip, University College London; Norman Jackson, University of Surrey (Professor Emeritus); Gordana Jugo, Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARNet); Clare Killen, independent consultant; Adam Micklethwaite, Good Things Foundation; Chris Morrison, University of Kent; Chrissi Nerantzi, Manchester Metropolitan University; Joe Nicholls, Cardiff University Library; Judy O'Connell, Charles Sturt University; Philip Seargeant, Open University; Jane Secker, City University London; Caroline Tagg, Open University; Geoff Walton, Manchester Metropolitan University.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association.

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Gale Helps Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Improve Student Engagement with Kids InfoBits

LISWire - Wed, 08/29/2018 - 14:45

Gale’s Kids InfoBits Provides Tools and Resources to Develop Future-Ready Research Skills in Young Learners

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and Chagrin Falls, Ohio – August 29, 2018 – Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools has seen an increase in student engagement by making database researching fun. The district is using Kids InfoBits from Gale, a Cengage company, to design lesson plans that focus on developing students’ research and critical thinking skills. This enables students to gain comfort with database researching as they transition to higher grade levels, putting them on a path to discovery that fosters future-ready skills. Read Gale’s blog about Chagrin Falls, here: http://bit.ly/2oiMQAP.

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools District is located just outside of Cleveland in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with nearly 2,000 prek-12 students across four schools. As a technology-focused district with a mission to provide an educational experience that empowers students to maximize their potential, the district needs digital resources that not only teach students how to properly conduct research, but easily integrate into classroom curriculum and workflow. Chagrin Falls chose Kids InfoBits, an intuitive resource that introduces students to database researching.

“I love the browsing ability that comes with Kids InfoBits,” said Angie Jameson, Library Media Specialist for Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools. “Introducing our students to research and synthesis skills using topics they are interested in results in much deeper engagement compared to assigning students a research topic while attempting to teach these difficult skills.”

Kids InfoBits’ research-friendly platform allows students to explore age-appropriate content that’s continuously updated to match elementary-level curricula. Students can dive into key subjects by exploring categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people and technology.

“Kids love the graphics! When we design lessons, we use the graphics to help guide the instruction,” said Jameson. “Plus, students can easily find appropriate content and news with a ‘child-friendly spin.’ The read-aloud option and ability to translate the content into any given language…that’s what made us realize just how amazing the Kids InfoBits accessibility features are.”

When thinking back on her 10th grade class who had difficulty with citations, Jameson is excited that she and her team are actively introducing intermediate students to these practices—and building a strong foundation that is getting them excited about research.

Read the entire story about Chagrin Falls’ success with Kids InfoBits, here: http://bit.ly/2PIM8JH.

For more information on Kids InfoBits, visit: http://bit.ly/2Nvxowd.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://business.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO and TIND Partner to Improve Acquisitions Workflows

LISWire - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:57

~ Partnership will Create a Unified Acquisition Workflow to the TIND Library System ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 23, 2018 — A new partnership between GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), and TIND is aimed at streamlining GOBI acquisitions for TIND libraries. Libraries using the TIND ILS are now able to use new functionality to streamline the acquisitions process. Utilizing the GobiAPI will allow TIND systems to fully integrate with the GOBI platform in real-time, facilitating the immediate transfer of bibliographic and order data from GOBI to TIND ILS.

This partnership will enable TIND ILS users to easily search for e-book and print titles in the extensive GOBI online catalog. All orders placed in GOBI will be automatically delivered to TIND ILS, creating a brief bibliographic and order record in the ILS. The API service, which will work on TIND ILS Version 1.6 and higher, will further enhance the workflow process and make it easier and more efficient for customers to locate titles and place orders.

GOBI Library Solutions Chief Operating Officer Darby Kopp says GOBI’s partnership with TIND enhances the ability to provide the most efficient, streamlined workflows to customers. “As a major supplier of e-books and print books for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to partnering with ILS vendors like TIND to help make workflows more efficient for libraries and their patrons. The integration of GOBI with TIND gives librarians the assistance they need to better streamline their acquisitions process and, ultimately, better serve the end user.”

“As part of TIND’s acquisitions development partnership with the UC Berkeley Law Library, it was a natural step to pursue an API integration with GOBI. It’s modern, simple and efficient. GOBI is a great example of a modern platform that is easy to integrate with,” says Alexander Nietzold, CEO at TIND.

GOBI customers interested in learning more and setting up the workflow should contact their GOBI representative. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

TIND is an official CERN spin-off providing library management systems, digital preservation- and research data management solutions based on CERN open source software (Invenio). For more information, visit: www.tind.io.

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 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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Equinox migrates Keystone College to Koha

LISWire - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 16:42

Duluth, Ga., August 22, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Keystone College to Koha.

The migration encompassed 41,028 bibliographic records and 3,561 patrons including bibliographic, patron, item, and transactional data. Equinox provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services to Keystone College as well as implementation and project management. Remote training was also provided by Equinox’s staff. Keystone College was founded in 1868 as Keystone Academy as one of the first institutions of higher education in northeastern Pennsylvania. This year they are marking their 150th Anniversary.

“Equinox and its staff truly embody the spirit of “open source” in sharing expertise and extending collaboration to help build something that makes library life easier,” said Mari Flynn, library technical services coordinator at Keystone College. “Who knew migrating could be so easy and so pleasant?”

Founded in 1999 Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers.

"It was inspiring to see the care that the librarians at Keystone College’s Miller Library showed for their patron and item data during the migration process,” said Erica Rohlfs, project manager at Equinox. “We are excited to have them a part of the Koha community. "

To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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.

About Koha
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

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The Marie Curie ITN proposal ‘Mediating Islam in the Digital Age’ has been awarded

LISWire - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:40

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 August 2018

An international consortium of research institutes, universities and non-academic partners in six European countries has been awarded with a research grant from the Department for Research and Innovation of the European Commission in June 2018. Mediating Islam Digital Age (MIDA) is coordinated by the ‘Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique’ (CNRS) in Paris. The consortium includes twelve beneficiaries and thirteen partner organisations, Brill being one of them.

The MIDA-project rests on the premise that digitisation and technological innovation do have a tremendous impact on Islam, the effects of which are diverse and ubiquitous, and they are reminiscent of technical revolutions in the past such as print technology.

MIDA assesses these developments in all their dimensions by formulating three major questions: How does digitisation (1) shape Islam (i.e. beliefs, practices, societies, political organisations, social institutions, and outlooks); (2) modify the relations Muslims have with their past; (3) modify and reorganize scholarship and research on Islam?

Innovative Training Networks programs are designed to combine scientific research with an intensive training trajectory for young scholars in order to equip them with the necessary comprehensive knowledge and skills. These researchers work in an inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary and international environment to deepen their knowledge and to find answers to pressing contemporary societal issues. As a result of the partnership, in the next few years several PhD candidates will fulfil an internship with Brill.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Ms. Nicolette van der Hoek, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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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