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Herrick Memorial Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:06

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington, Ohio is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 46,000 plus holdings from Library.Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at: https://catalog.herrickliboh.org/.

Nathan A. Curulla, Owner and CRO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Lynne and Nick at the 2019 ACRL Conference where we were able to talk Koha, the community and show them some functionality. We are thrilled to have them migrate over to Koha and help support them!

About Herrick Memorial Library
The mission of the Herrick Memorial Library is to provide diverse library resources for education, information, and recreation of the community.

Library Objectives:

To assemble, preserve and administer, in organized collections, books and other educational and recreational materials in order to promote the communication of ideas, an enlightened citizenship, and enriched personal lives.
To serve the community as a center of reliable information.
To support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of local groups and organizations.
To provide the opportunity and encouragement for continuing education to all.
To seek continually to identify community needs to provide programs of service to meet such needs, and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies, and institutions, which can provide programs and services to meet these needs.
To provide opportunities for recreation through the use of books, music, films, and other media.
Read more at: https://www.herrickliboh.org/about-us/

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: https://bywatersolutions.com

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, 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/

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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

Gale Partners with Mackin to Make Database Content Accessible and Searchable Through MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™

LISWire - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:03

Search and Access Gale Content Quickly and Efficiently in a Single Interface

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. & BURNSVILLE, Minn. – October 2, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with Mackin, a leading distributor of K-12, print and digital resources, to make its database content available on the MackinVIA digital content management platform. Now MackinVIA customers can search Gale databases using MackinVIA’s new Deep Discovery™ tool to quickly find authoritative content, delivering better research outcomes for student success.

“Deep Discovery integrated with Gale’s databases, inside MackinVIA, is an ideal pairing that shows off the efficiency and speed that this search tool is capable of handling,” said Mesa Heise, director of digital services at Mackin. “The flexibility of our platform and the technical ingenuity of our two teams really works in a highly complementary manner.”

MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™ makes it easier than ever to search through Gale’s educational databases on MackinVIA. Entering a search term on the MackinVIA databases page directs the system to simultaneously submit that query to all participating database products in a school’s MackinVIA account and displays the corresponding results count. This saves the end user time and eliminates the many steps they would have to take if they were to visit each of those databases and execute searches individually.

“Enabling deep discovery of Gale database resources through MackinVIA ensures that Gale’s high-quality databases are accessible through workflows that are familiar to educators and students,” said Lemma Shomali, director of K-12 products at Gale. “Removing access barriers to our products has been a strategic focus of Gale’s for the last several years. We are excited to add access through MackinVIA to our school partners around the country.”

Widely used in the K-12 educational space worldwide, Gale’s digital, curriculum-aligned solutions cover:

• Business & Economics
• Humanities & Social Sciences
• Law & Government
• Literature & Drama
• Technology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• U.S. History & World History

For more information, visit Gale’s MackinVIA webpage: http://bit.ly/2nT4Jt6.

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 - http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

About Mackin
For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 2 million digital titles and products including eBooks, databases, read-alongs, audiobooks and video resources. Winner of multiple awards, including 2019 Product of the Year, customers can access all their digital resources through their free, digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.

Tags: GaleGale Digital CollectionsGale In ContextOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool Librarians

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

LISWire - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:08

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020
~ Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases Expected to be in the Range of Five to Six Percent for Individual Titles and Four to Five Percent for E-Journal Packages ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 1, 2019 — The 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. To read the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: http://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content.

The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages. EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of 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 and trends that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, e-journal packages, Open Access (OA), government mandates, and country economic conditions.

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.

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
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesSubscriptionsSerials Price ProjectioSSDTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

SEFLIN Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions Support

LISWire - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:47

Sep 30, 2019

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) in Florida is now live on Koha! The SEFLIN group includes 4 libraries, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Lake Public Library, and Palm Springs Public Library.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 400,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at:

Boynton Beach City Library
Delray Beach Public Library
Lake Public Library
Palm Springs Public Library
Jessie Zairo, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration:

We are thrilled to have 4 more libraries joining the existing Koha Community in Florida! The number of libraries migrating to the Koha Open Source ILS is growing and we can't wait to see how they help shape the future of Koha in Florida.

About SEFLIN
SEFLIN, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, is a non-profit membership organization of Southeast Florida libraries dedicated to supporting cooperation between all library types in our service area.

The SEFLIN region includes Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties with a service population of over six million.

Founded in 1984, SEFLIN strives to pioneer innovative services that support library staff and library services.

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

Read more at: https://seflin.org/members/

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: https://bywatersolutions.com

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, 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/

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha ilsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill and 'Jus Mundi: The Search Engine for International Law' Announce Partnership

LISWire - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:01

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 16 September 2019

International publisher Brill is pleased to announce its partnership with Jus Mundi for the distribution of Jus Mundi – Academic Research to the global academic market.

Jus Mundi is a comprehensive, multilingual, user-friendly and intelligent search engine for international law. It covers over 16,000 international law and investor-state arbitration documents, including treaties, ICJ, PCIJ, PCA, ITLOS, ICSID and other arbitration institutions, UNCITRAL, IUSCT documents (judgments, arbitral awards, orders, pleadings, etc.), and decisions of the Mixed Claims Commissions.

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at Brill says: “We are very pleased that Jus Mundi has entrusted the distribution of this innovative service to the global academic market to Brill and look forward to working closely with the team at Jus Mundi. Jus Mundi offers the most comprehensive collection of public international law and investment arbitration documents available.”

In the course of his work as an attorney representing States before international courts and tribunals, Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO and co-Founder of Jus Mundi, recognized the need for a search engine that would help make international legal researches more efficient. Of the cooperation with Brill, De Maistre comments: “Partnering with Brill for the distribution of Jus Mundi to the global academic community will help ensure worldwide access to international law, which is the core mission of Jus Mundi.”

For more information on this media alert please contact Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at [email protected] or Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO of Jus Mundi 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, Languages & 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 over 300 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 Brill.com.

About Jus Mundi
Launched in 2017, Jus Mundi is a one-stop destination for international legal research. Jus Mundi strives to make international law easily accessible and understandable, using artificial and collaborative intelligence to collect and structure global legal data. By combining law and technology, Jus Mundi empowers lawyers worldwide to conduct comprehensive international legal research efficiently. For further information, please visit jusmundi.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/143/brill-and-jus-mundi-the-search-engine-for...

Tags: BrillJus Mundiinternational lawinvestor-state arbitrationOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial Libraries

New Study Finds Large Print Books Improve Student Reading Confidence and Comprehension Skills

LISWire - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:52

Findings Reveal Students Develop Stronger Reading Skills and Grow in Self-Efficacy Using Large Print Books

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 12, 2019 – Think large print books are just for older adults? Think again. New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets. View/download the study whitepaper, here: http://bit.ly/2lIS1Mk.

According to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in U.S. schools are reading at a basic or below basic level[i].

The study was conducted by Project Tomorrow®, an education nonprofit, on behalf of Thorndike Press to investigate the impact of students reading large print-formatted books on their reading engagement and achievement levels. Nearly 1,700 students in grades 3-12 and 56 teachers and librarians across 15 U.S. elementary, middle and high schools participated in the study.

“Findings from this study reveal improved self-efficacy around reading, changed reading habits and new outcomes from the experience of reading large print,” said Dr. Julie Evans, CEO at Project Tomorrow who led the research project. “It’s important to note that reading large print books not only improved students’ reading skills, it also improved their attitude toward reading. This is significant as students transition from learning to read, to reading to learn.”

Key findings from the study include:

Reading large print books improved students’ reading mindsets.

• 69% of striving readers said they enjoyed reading the large print text more than any other class books during the school year.

• 56% of students said they enjoyed reading more when they could read the large print version of a book.

Large print books renewed students’ confidence around reading and improved their reading habits.

• 61% of elementary school students said they remembered characters and plots better when reading large print books.
• 48% of high school students said they read more outside of school after experiencing large print books.

Large print books reduced students’ anxiety and stress when reading for schoolwork.

• Middle school students reported a 43% reduction in feelings of anxiety about reading when using the large print format.

• 67% of teachers noted that large print text reduced stress and anxiety in students reading below grade level and at grade level.

Teachers attribute the use of large print text to helping students develop stronger reading skills.

• 3 in 4 of teachers said students reading below grade level demonstrated increased reading comprehension and retention.

• 4 in 5 teachers said large print would benefit their students who have trouble tracking when reading or lack self-confidence in their reading abilities.

Lexile levels and comprehension scores increased among students who read large print text, even when reading large print books above their reading level.

• Students at a Texas urban middle school with access to large print text increased their Lexile reading levels by 2–3 times the average expected growth for middle school students.

Teachers want to continue using large print with their students and recommend large print titles to parents and colleagues.

• 95% of teachers said they're likely to use large print in the upcoming school year with their students.

• 75% of teachers said that large print books are now an integral part of their classroom collections.

“The effect of large print books on my students surprised me,” said Bernice Homel, study participant and Reading Specialist at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, Illinois. “Improvements were especially noticeable among striving and reluctant readers. Seeing those students’ feelings change about reading is something I think every teacher dreams about. It’s a major win.”

“Results of this study further prove the value and impact of large print in literacy development of elementary, middle and high school students,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Simply including large print books as a resource in school literacy programs and classrooms and at public libraries is an easy solution to a nationwide literacy problem. “It’s encouraging that student, librarian and teacher participants are advocating for access to large print books.”

For more information on Thorndike Press or the study, visit our Striving Reader webpage: http://bit.ly/2lIS1Mk.

About Thorndike Press
As the leading large print publisher, Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, helps readers of all ages enjoy books. Publishing unabridged reprints in large print format for middle grade and young adult readers started in 1999 and our catalogue of more than 400 titles grows monthly with high-interest fiction and nonfiction books, including contemporary classics, award-winners and bestsellers. Our commitment to producing high quality, 100% guaranteed large print books supports young readers as they develop the skills necessary to become successful, confident, lifelong readers.

Follow Thorndike Press on:
• Twitter - @ThorndikePress
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThorndikePress/

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
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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[i] National Assessment of Educational Progress. The Nation’s Report Card 2017 (July 2019).

Tags: GaleThorndike Presslarge print booksOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool Librarians

Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

LISWire - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:40

Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 118,761 bibliographic records and 1,855 patrons at the university. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. Training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

“I think of [the migration] like a DIY project,” said Jake Posey, ILL Services Librarian and Koha Migration Project Lead at John Brown University. “While we could have done the project it would have taken longer than expected, cost us more than we thought, and not been as good as we liked. Having the Equinox team with the right knowledge and right tools made the transition go smoothly with great results. If we had done it ourselves we definitely would have missed crucial data, struggled with fine tuning OPAC customization, and been stuck trying to fix some tricky technical issues. The Equinox migration team made it look easy.”

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

"The John Brown staff were a pleasure to work with but for me the best part of the migration is after it's over,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Hearing from the library staff about what they're now able to do with their new ILS for the students at the school - that is always the best part of a project. I love seeing the libraries excited, empowered, and having fun."

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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Technologies: Open SourceTags: koha open sourceKoha open source ILSkoha open source supportKoha open sources ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOpen Source Softwareopen source supportKoha Communitykoha ILSKoha Imp lamentationkoha open sourceKoha open soure ILSkoha hostingILS migrationILS data migrationkohailsdata migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill Publishes High-Impact Titles in Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched

LISWire - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 08:07

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 2 September 2019

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce the release of 11 books in Open Access in its most recent collaboration with library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

With topics including interdisciplinary research on trust, a comparative study of women and gender, and a comprehensive overview of the historical relationship between money, society, and the economy, Brill is proud to make available relevant contributions from the Humanities and Social Sciences to urgent social discussions.

To guarantee the widest possible dissemination, all e-books are available via OAPEN, JSTOR, DOAB, and Brill’s dedicated Knowledge Unlatched e-book collection: https://brill.com/view/package/9789004338180.

With over 400 titles, Brill has grown to one of the largest Open Access book publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Knowledge Unlatched is one of the OA options offered to authors and editors as part of Brill’s funding support program. Other author services include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production, marketing and promotion, as well as print publication.

For more information about this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill ([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, Languages & 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 over 300 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 Brill.com.

About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched brings academic libraries and publishers together to create a sustainable route for Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The initiative has so far unlatched more than 1450 book titles and 19 journals. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/141/brill-publishes-highimpact-titles-in-open...

Tags: open accessKnowledge UnlatchedBrillOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial Libraries

Applications Open for Equinox Open Source Grant

LISWire - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:41

Duluth, Ga., August 26, 2019: Equinox is honored to begin accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

The first cycle of the grant opens August 26, 2019. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 20, 2019.

The program is designed to provide access to a modern, online library catalog to non-profit or governmental organizations that possess a library but do not have the financial and technological resources to contract for commercial services.

“As a staff we have been looking forward to kick-starting the grant all summer,” said Mike Rylander, Executive Director and founder of Equinox. “Many of us are librarians and we understand the significance of this opportunity. It is our vision that every community, regardless of size or funding, should benefit from a thriving and accessible library.”

Successful applicant libraries will gain Koha hosting in addition to training and access to Equinox’s video library. The program also encompasses consulting time for software configuration. Renewal of the grant is open to successful applicants as long as they meet the requirements specified by the grant.

Full application details are available at: http://bit.ly/EquinoxOSGrant. Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 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 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 https://koha-community.org.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha open sourceKoha open source ILSlibrary grantsGrant OpportunitygrantsKoha open sources ILSKoha Communitykoha ILSkoha hostingkoha open source supportOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha

LISWire - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:35

Duluth, Ga., August 21, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 14,633 bibliographic records and 134 patrons at the college. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services.

“Working with Equinox has been a breeze,” said George Duimovich, Associate University Librarian in Collections & Technology at Carleton University. “We had a challenging legacy system to update, and chose Equinox to support us – professional and expert at every step.”

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

"It was great to see a familiar face again, even if virtually,” said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox of working with George Duimovich. “I love when open source follows people around and I'm glad that Carleton had such a smooth Koha implementation."

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.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha open sourcekoha ILSKoha Imp lamentationKoha Implementationkoha hostingKoha open source ILSkoha open sourceKoha open sources ILSkoha open source supportKoha open soure ILSkoha supportOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOpen Source Softwareopen source supportILS data migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Arkivum to Address Archiving, Digital Preservation and Long-Term Data Management

LISWire - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:08

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Arkivum to Address Archiving, Digital Preservation and Long-Term Data Management
~ Safeguarding, Preservation and Discovery Come Together for Libraries Through Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Arkivum ~

IPSWICH, Mass., and LONDON — August 1, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Arkivum have formed a strategic partnership to expand value to institutions by making their research data, institutional records and digital assets usable, accessible and optimized for the long-term. The partnership will leverage EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio, including EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), and Arkivum Perpetua, an integrated long-term data management solution used by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

Arkivum Perpetua is a field-proven, long-term data management solution for preserving, safeguarding and discovering an institution’s valuable collections, research output and corporate data. Arkivum Perpetua provides data safeguarding, digital preservation, record keeping, compliance and value extraction capabilities. Built-in automated processes ensure future accessibility, easy search and usability of the data, making customers’ content discoverable and available over any digital channel. The modular design developed on a next-gen, micro-services architecture enables institutions to seamlessly scale from a small deployment of several terabytes to an enterprise-wide petabyte-level solution. Arkivum Perpetua also allows for seamless integration with institutional applications for corporate records management, special collections, scholarly outputs and research data — providing a solution for any type of data that an institution wishes to manage for the long-term.

EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing an institution's library collections through a single search box. Arkivum Perpetua will integrate with EDS so that content can be seamlessly discovered and accessed across the combined solution. Through the integration with EDS, content will be discoverable alongside other institutional resources and materials. This provides staff, researchers and students with a one-stop-shop to find valuable archival content through EDS and then use Arkivum Perpetua to view and use the content.

Arkivum Perpetua is part of the FOLIO initiative that is creating an open source library services platform (LSP). Perpetua will be further integrated with the FOLIO platform and support the vision and roadmap for an extensible platform supporting traditional resource management but focused on the ability to deliver new services.
EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President for Strategy Tommy Doyle says, “The partnership with Arkivum allows EBSCO to continue to deliver key services and meet the growing needs for digital preservation. Providing archiving and preservation of institutional assets allows us to deliver holistic access and discoverability of information to students and faculty members alike. Arkivum’s team, subject matter expertise and capabilities are a great way for EBSCO to solve the preservation needs that customers increasingly require while helping them to better manage and secure their research data, collections and library assets overall.”

Arkivum CEO Guy Yaniv says, “We are thrilled and excited to partner with EBSCO and support their mission to improve research around the world. EBSCO’s vision and expertise in providing library services and innovative technology aligns well with Arkivum. Combining Arkivum’s solution for the institution’s created and owned records with EBSCO’s discovery and library offering will substantially increase value to libraries and research organizations worldwide. We look forward to continuous innovation, together with EBSCO, as we serve this dynamic market.”

For more information please visit: https://more.ebsco.com/perpetua.html

About Arkivum
Arkivum delivers software, services and domain expertise for long term data management and digital preservation making your data secure, accessible and usable for as long as you need it. We are at the forefront of long-term digital lifecycle management technology and methodologies, encompassing preservation strategies, system architectures, total cost of ownership considerations and the mitigation of the risk of loss of critical data. The company has a clear mission to help organizations maximize the value of long-term data by providing a safe, secure, compliant and accessible data management solution for every type of data. Our domain expertise means we can guarantee 100% data integrity and best practice guidance for dealing with new internal and external regulations as they are introduced. Bringing your archived data to life. For more information, visit our website at www.arkivum.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:

Arkivum contact
Becks Hicks
Marketing Director
Arkivum Ltd.
+44-7476-210-222
[email protected]

EBSCO contact
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Technologies: Open SourceTags: EBSCOArkivum PerpetuaFOLIOopen sourceOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Adams County Library System to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:36

Duluth, Ga., July 12, 2019: Equinox is pleased to welcome Adams County Library System to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

The Adams County Library System’s move will support 49,289 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,401 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic de-duplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. The library prepared for the migration with on site and remote training from Equinox.

"We have enjoyed the adventure of migrating our libraries to SPARK,” said Laura Goss, executive director of the Adams County Library System. “The Equniox/PaILS migration team gave us an overview and timeline so that we knew from the first phone call what to expect in the process, which made it easy to complete our tasks on schedule. The team was always quickly responsive to our questions and was able to figure out how to incorporate all of our quirks. The six Adams County Library branches are happy to have joined the SPARK community and look forward to continuing our involvement with PaILS and Equinox."

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

"One of my goals in each migration is to try to find ways to improve each one, to find some way to enrich the experience for the library migrating,” said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst for Equinox. “I really like working with PAILS because in our collaboration I have a partner in developing that experience. The Adams library staff were great to work with. I know it was a busy time of the year for them and they handled this like they do it all the time. It's a thrill to see PAILS grow and by extension the Evergreen community grow with these great folks joining us."

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.

Technologies: Open SourceTags: Evergreen ILSEvergreen. EquinoxEvergreen. Open SourceEvergreen. Equionx SoftwareOpen Source ILS. Evergreen IndianaEvergreen. KohaOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Organization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill's Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access through Crowdfunding

LISWire - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:46

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to enter into a partnership with six sponsors to continue publishing the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access. With the support and commitment of these sponsors from around the globe, representing key institutions in the field, all research articles and book reviews will be available online for free from the moment of publication. Moreover, there are no author publication charges. Brill is excited to embrace this crowd-funded model for publishing journals in the Humanities.

The following institutions have committed to sponsorship:

Fairfield University, USA
The Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University, USA
Loyola University Chicago, USA
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain
The University of Scranton, USA

Volumes 2 to 5 of the journal were sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College; the inaugural volume 1, originally published for subscription, was made available in Open Access by Brill retroactively.

Robert Maryks, Editor of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, comments: “By committing to support the publication of the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access, the Jesuit educational institutions fulfill their integral mission of promoting social justice, as the scholarship on the Society of Jesus is being made available for free to those institutions and individuals around the world that would not be able to afford a subscription to it.”

Rev. Gerald R. Blaszczak, SJ, Vice President for Mission and Identity at Fairfield University, adds: “Fairfield University is delighted to join with our sister institutions to support the publication of the Journal of Jesuit Studies in Open Access. The work of the Society continues to inform and shape our world, and it essential that scholarship on the Society of Jesus is supported and encouraged so that contemporary scholars, and scholars of the future, will be able to contribute to this body of research.”

Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, says: “We are very excited that the Journal of Jesuit Studies will remain an Open Access journal. The commitment of six sponsors from three countries is testimony to the strong international reputation for high-quality and innovative research that the journal has acquired since its foundation in 2014. Thanks to the generous support of the sponsors, a broad community of researchers, students and others interested in the field of Jesuit Studies has access to the latest research in this booming field. In addition, we will examine this model for other Brill journals.”

For more information about this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill ([email protected]), or the publisher of the journal at Brill, Mr. Arjan van Dijk ([email protected]).

About the Journal of Jesuit Studies
Edited by Robert A. Maryks, the Journal of Jesuit Studies is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to the study of Jesuit history from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Indexed by Emerging Sources (Clarivate) and Scopus (Elsevier), it welcomes articles on all aspects of the Jesuit past and present including, but not limited to, the Jesuit role in the arts and sciences, theology, philosophy, mission, literature, and interreligious/inter-cultural encounters. All articles and book reviews published in the journal, which is currently in its sixth year, can be downloaded for free at brill.com/jjs.

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 over 300 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 brill.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/137/brill-is-crowdfunding-open-access-for-jou...

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Plays International & Europe Launches Growing Digital Archive

LISWire - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:49

Quarterly theatre magazine Plays International & Europe has launched a new digital archive with digital publishing experts Exact Editions’ cutting-edge platform. The title’s international subscription base can now delve into past and present theatre trends and performances, documented throughout an expansive collection of back issues, as well as new issues.

An evolved form of Plays International, originally founded by Plays and Players editor Peter Roberts in 1985, the magazine is now published by the Theater Research Institute of Europe. Every issue reports on dozens of productions performed in theatrical hotspots across the globe, including London and UK regions, Dublin, New York, Chicago, Berlin, Vienna, Milan and Paris; Moscow, Tel Aviv, Tehran and Sydney, as well as across Europe and Brazil.

The archive’s intuitive search function grants users a seamless browsing experience on web, iOS and Android, with mentions of specific productions, actors and directors discoverable at the touch of a button. Comprehensive bookmarking and sharing facilities also mean that the individualistic editorial perspectives and entertaining, informative essays penned by critic-correspondents can be dispersed and relished amongst circles of theatre enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Plays International & Europe is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/plays-international-europe

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/plays-international-europe

Dr Dana Rufolo, editor of Plays International & Europe, commented: “We are thrilled that Exact Editions will permit more people to access our articles about under-reported or never-before-known international theatrical events. Every issue is a surprise that reveals the synergistic effect of theatre worldwide.”

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Every page of the archive looks wonderful in its new digital format, and it will only increase in size and cultural worth as the years go on.”

About Plays International & Europe:

Published by the Theater Research Institute of Europe, Plays International & Europe continues the tradition of the London theatre magazines Plays and Players and Plays International of the mid-to-late 20th century that defined British theatre culture, with a new editorial shift in emphasis to continental Europe.

Now in its 34th volume, the magazine aims to capture and define the spirit and of theatrical traditions as they are developing today with exclusive articles and interviews written by critic-correspondents.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. They are a team of producers, developers and designers who turn periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Sterling College Mabee Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:51

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Sterling College, Mabee Library, in Sterling, Kansas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 47,000 plus holdings from Liblime ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://sterlingks.bywatersolutions.com/.

About the Mabee Library at Sterling College
The Mabee Library serves as a gateway to global information resources and includes an academic computing lab. Computer workstations provide network access to the online catalog, over 50 bibliographic databases and the Internet. The Crebbs museum, located in the Library, was a 1964 gift of Chester M. Crebbs (class of 1917) and his wife in memory of his parents. It houses Indian artifacts and items of local history.

Read more at: http://research.sterling.edu/mabee

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: https:bywatersolutions.com.

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, 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/.

For more information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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

Leiden University Libraries and Brill Digitize over 55,000 Pages of Medieval Manuscripts

LISWire - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 07:03

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 5 July 2019

Brill and Leiden University Libraries are proud to present the publication of the famous Greek manuscripts and mixed Greek and Latin manuscripts of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) under the title Codices Vossiani Graeci et Miscellanei Online.

The collection has been held by Leiden University Libraries since 1690, when the heirs of Isaac Vossius sold his entire library of printed books and manuscripts to the library for 33,000 guilders. The Graeci series (containing manuscripts in Greek) and Miscellanei series (containing manuscripts in both Greek and Latin) comprise 216 manuscripts in total, counting over 55,000 pages, with the codices ranging in date from high medieval to early modern, and covering a variety of genres, including classical texts, religious writings, legal sources, historical material, and scientific, mathematical, and medical texts. The collection demonstrates in particular the transmission and reception of ancient Greek and Byzantine ideas and concepts on a wide range of subjects, from theology, to rhetoric, to engineering.

This collaboration marks the latest joint undertaking by Brill and Leiden University Libraries. Brill has previously published two collections from the extensive Middle Eastern manuscript holdings, and the archive of the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens held at the library. In 2015 the Latin-language manuscripts from the Isaac Vossius collection, comprising 363 codices and counting over 80,000 pages, were digitized and published in the Codices Vossiani Latini Online. The addition of the Greek-language manuscripts to the portfolio therefore means that over three-quarters of the internationally-renowned Isaac Vossius manuscript collection is now available in digital format.

Dr André Bouwman, Curator of Western Manuscripts at Leiden University Library, said: “The Graeci and Miscellanei codices collected by Isaac Vossius open up interesting paths into the vast world of classical textual culture. These digital versions bring many important manuscripts directly to the desks of scholars and students who are interested in exploring the texts, as well as their materiality and history.”

Acquisitions Editor for Medieval Studies at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond, adds: “This collection of manuscripts offers a wealth of material on a range of themes, reflecting the broad scholarly interests of Vossius himself, and we are delighted to collaborate once again with Leiden University Library in bringing this fascinating collection into the digital age.”

For more information on this media alert, please visit www.brill.com/cvgo, or contact Dr Kate Hammond ([email protected]) or Dr André Bouwman ([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, Languages & 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 over 300 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 Brill.com.

About Leiden University Libraries
Leiden University Libraries, the oldest in the Netherlands, is a partner in knowledge, supporting research and teaching. The Libraries’ world famous Special Collections – which include major holdings in Western and Oriental manuscripts, archives and letters, early printed books, photographs, prints, drawings, maps and atlases – are integrated in teaching and research at Leiden University and draw researchers from all over the world. The medieval manuscripts collection consists of 1,800 codices (with over a hundred dating from the ninth century) and more than a thousand fragments.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/136/leiden-university-libraries-and-brill-dig...

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Utah Valley University Fulton Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 07/02/2019 - 13:07

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Utah Valley University Fulton Library in Orem, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 270,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://uvu.bywatersolutions.com.

Utah Valley University will also be utilizing CORAL, an open source ERM, supported and hosted by ByWater Solutions for their electronic management needs.

Tim Rowley, Assistant Director - Library Systems Tech Services recently commented on the migration:

Everyone at ByWater has been responsive and skilled in helping this be the smoothest migration I’ve ever had.

About Utah Valley University and Fulton Library
Utah Valley University was established in 1941 as Central Utah Vocational School (CUVS) with the primary function of providing war production training.

Read more at: https://www.uvu.edu/visitors/history.html

Mission statement

The Fulton Library supports information access, student learning, and knowledge creation.

Read more at: https://www.uvu.edu/library/about/index.html

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: https:bywatersolutions.com.

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, 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 CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open source program which includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics and Management. Read more at: http://coral-erm.org/.

For more information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha ILScoralOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release
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