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New Journal: Bridging Humanities Published by Brill

LISWire - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:30

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 25 May 2018

Expanding their Open Access publishing program, Brill Publishers has launched a new Open Access journal: Bridging Humanities – Platform for Alternatives Methodologies.

Bridging Humanities is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary and multi-area online publication. The scope of Bridging Humanities is to publish original projects that include visuals and other kinds of digital sources as an integral part of the publication. Bridging Humanities includes original research from the Humanities intended as an open field that is connected with other disciplines.

Each publication is an interactive online space in which text and visuals are used as sources to produce and present knowledge from their field. Using this new format, Bridging Humanities encourages researchers to experiment with new methodologies for publication in which the importance of the digital is recognized as an integral part of the publication and research process.

Launch event: 7 June 2018
Bridging Humanities will be launched during a special meeting at Impact Hub, located at the:

Royal Tropical Institute
(Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen – KIT)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
on 7 June 2018 (18.30 – 22.15 hrs).

For registration, head over to: http://bridginghumanities.com

Bridging Humanities is a publication from Brill, in partnership with LeidenASA and the Voice4Thought Foundation. For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/brhu or contact Joed Elich, 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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Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Edelweiss+Analytics Integration with Evergreen ILS

LISWire - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:59

DULUTH, Ga. May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

"Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.

“This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. “We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs,” said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative 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 https://evergreen-ils.org.

About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com
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Equinox migrates Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:54

Duluth, Ga., May 23, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).

The migration added 161,160 bibliographic records and 30,640 patrons to COOL. Equinox provided project management and software configuration to Galion Public Library. In addition, Equinox also completed bibliographic deduplication and data conversion of bibliographic records, items, and patron transactions. The project also included onsite and remote training by Equinox.

“The Galion Public Library Association is excited to be joining with Equinox and COOL,” said J. Victoria Eckenrod, Director. “Our previous ILS was expensive and not very user friendly. This is such a major improvement. The training and support we received from Equinox was fantastic. Even our most nervous employee was an expert after working on the training database.”

The Consortia of Ohio Libraries was founded in 2012 as part of a Library Service Technology Act grant by the State Library of Ohio. COOL partners with OhioNET to provide administrative support and services.

“It was a great pleasure working with Galion during their migration to Evergreen,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “The staff are truly dedicated to their community. They will make a great addition to the Consortium of Ohio Libraries - current members informed me they were excited to have Galion joining their ranks.”

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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Gale Helps Hanover County Public Schools Tackle Teen Mental Health & Wellness with Digital eBooks from Cameron’s Collection

LISWire - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:44

Cameron’s Collection Provides Hanover County Public Schools with Educational Resources to Support Teen Mental Health and Wellness

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and Ashland, Va. – May 23, 2018 – With teen mental illness on the rise , Gale, a Cengage company, is providing Hanover County Public School Division with Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks to support teens who are battling with mental health issues, as well as the overall mental health and wellness of the whole child. The collection is accessible online from the division’s middle and high schools’ library web pages, enabling students and parents to privately access the resources anytime, anywhere and school staff to utilize instructionally to assist students in need.

Hanover County Public School Division is in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area and has over 18,400 prek-12 students that attend 25 schools. More than 10,000 of those students attend the middle and high schools, where the collection is available.

“As a student-centered school division with a mission of educating the whole child, we view teen mental health and wellness as an essential component of every child’s education and well-being,” said Julie Tate, Library Media Services Curriculum Specialist, Hanover County Public Schools. “Cameron’s Collection provides our students with a digital safe haven, where they can access and explore resources privately to educate themselves and understand the mental health issues they are experiencing.” It’s timeliness, convenience and relevance makes it an invaluable source of information, not just for students and parents, but for our teachers and counselors to use in the classroom or group setting.”

Cameron’s Collection contains nearly 40 eBook titles, with topics ranging from depression, anxiety and suicide to anorexia, bullying, stress, self-injury and more. The collection also serves as an instructional resource for teachers and counselors to provide guidance to support struggling students.

With Cameron’s Collection:

• Students and Parents can privately access content related to sensitive teen issues via Gale’s eBooks on GVRL, from school or their own device as well as discover how to find professional help.

• Teachers and Counselors can use the collection as an instructional resource to help students in need as well as develop and share lessons that can be used in any classroom or group setting, encourage collaborative planning and wide spread use of a targeted resource.

The collection was created in honor of Cameron Gallagher, a bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety whose dream was to raise awareness and help erase the stigma about it. At the age of 16, she suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition. Gale, in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation created Cameron’s Collection to ensure schools are equipped with the educational resources to help struggling teens.

“Cameron’s Collection was built on the foundation of hope, that if teens were battling with anxiety, depression, stress or other forms of mental health issues, they could reach into this collection and find the answers they were seeking,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We applaud Hanover County Public Schools for investing in their students’ mental health and wellness and for partnering with Gale. We are thrilled to provide their school libraries with educational resources to create positive outcomes for learners and educators. Because together, we can empower change.”

For more information, on Cameron’s Collection, click here: http://bit.ly/2xbLDCO.

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 provides an accessible and engaging guide to managing research data

LISWire - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:42

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan's Exploring Research Data Management.

Research Data Management (RDM) has become a professional topic of great importance internationally. This has been driven by a number of factors including the 'deluge of data' arising from new types of science, a crisis in confidence in research integrity in certain fields and the mandating of data management by funders and publishers. Exploring Research Data Management provides an accessible introduction and guide to RDM with engaging tasks and case studies for the reader to follow and develop their knowledge.

Authors Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan said, “This book is a distillation of knowledge gained from talking to people working on RDM over the last five years. Our aim was to capture something of their values, skills and ways of thinking and talking. As such it will help the reader to understand how they can fit into and contribute to this growing area of practice”.

The book starts by exploring the social world of research and the importance and complexity of data in the research process. It then considers how a multi-professional support service can be created and examines the decisions that need to be made in designing different types of research data service from local policy creation, training, through to creating a data repository. Key topics covered include making the case for Research Data Services, practical data management, data literacy and training researchers, and ethics and research data services.

This book will be useful reading for librarians and other support professionals who are interested in learning more about RDM and developing Research Data Services in their own institution. It will also be of value to students on librarianship, archives, and information management courses studying topics such as RDM, digital curation, data literacies and open science.
- Ends

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

Email: [email protected]
Notes:
Link to more information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302789
Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302789.jpg

Exploring Research Data Management | May 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783302789 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302796 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302802

Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield and led the RDMRose Project. His research interests include virtual community, social media and library responses to technology. He coordinates Sheffield’s MSc in Digital Library Management.

Eddy Verbaan is Head of Library Research Support at Sheffield Hallam University. He established a Research Data Management infrastructure at Sheffield Hallam University and worked as a Research Associate at the Information School, The University of Sheffield, on RDM-related projects. He has a PhD in history and an MSc in Digital Library Management.

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

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Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Edelweiss+Analytics Integration with Evergreen ILS

LISWire - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:52

DULUTH, Ga. May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

"Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.

“This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. “We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs,” said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative 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 https://evergreen-ils.org.

About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com

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EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Seven Scholarships for Librarians to Attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference

LISWire - Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:25

~Annual Scholarship Enables Librarians to Expand Professional Development Opportunities at National Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2018 — In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded seven librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians to take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

The scholarship winners include four first-time attendees from the U.S.:
• Jessica Colbert, Resident Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
• Michelle Farias, Special Collections Assistant, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Providence, Rhode Island (first-time attendee)
• Twanna Hodge, Reference and Research Services Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse, New York
• Brenda Killen, Asst. Director of Library Services, University of Maine at Augusta - Bennett D. Katz Library, Augusta, Maine
• Victoria Ogle, Senior Library Associate II, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Tennessee (first-time attendee)
• Everett Pine, Reference/Technology/Instruction Librarian, Wayne State University Library, Harrison Township, Michigan (first-time attendee)
• Marian Royal, Library Services & Instructional Materials Manager, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, Washington (first-time attendee)

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay explaining how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. First-time conference attendee, Everett Pine of Wayne State University Library, discussed the importance of networking in the librarian profession. “Attending this conference would offer me an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals across the country, learn how other libraries are conducting outreach, websites, and instruction, and see how my goals for libraries can fit into the greater picture and future of libraries.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, June 24.

Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury consisting of chairman Dodie Ownes, Regina Carter, Joseph Eagan, Pamela Jo Renfrow, Sarah Sullivan and Andrea Lapsley.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 57,000 librarians, library trustees and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.

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

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

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EBSCO Information Services Announces Four Winners for the Second Round of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge

LISWire - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 11:18

~ Yearlong Grant Program Provides Academic Libraries Grants Totaling $100,000 for Creating Innovative Technology Services for FOLIO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is providing grants to four academic libraries as part of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding up to $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. The second round’s winning proposals came from the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University.

The University of Alabama has plans to create data collection, reporting and analysis tools designed to support the core reporting module for FOLIO. Leveraging the FOLIO platform’s data warehouse along with data science, machine learning and external data sources, the development team at the University of Alabama Libraries wants to help build upon the successes they have had in building custom reporting solutions to share with the greater FOLIO community.

The University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC) will share the innovative work they have done with their kiosk-based wayfinding mobile app with the FOLIO community. The Technology Prototyping Service team at UIUC Library developed a mobile app for both iOS and Android that works with the library’s collections to help users navigate both a library’s physical and electronic collection. This team will work to improve and deliver this mobile app to the FOLIO platform.

The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will be building out a set of APIs on the FOLIO platform that helps to expose a library’s collection in FOLIO’s Codex data repository. These APIs will allow apps to work with the library’s collection as defined in the Codex to expose the collection in innovative ways. The Library Applications development group at the JHU Libraries will also be working to include additional administrative functionality for library staff and patron-facing apps that leverage these APIs to help patrons better explore and access the library’s collection.

Lehigh University has been working to solve a problem that plagues libraries of all types and will help to bring their Lost Item Application to the FOLIO community. Managing lost items requires collection decisions and actions to take place across multiple departments in the library. Lehigh University will implement their Lost Item Application on the FOLIO platform to help bridge services between collection librarians and technical services librarians in a way that will streamline and automate the processing of lost items.

Alistair Morrison, Manager of Library Applications at the Johns Hopkins University, says the Library Applications team at Johns Hopkins is proud of its history of contributing to open source library software development. “We are grateful for EBSCO’s support of FOLIO and of our own project, which will extend the use of the FOLIO Okapi gateway to manage the API and interfaces of the online resource management application we are building. We are excited to be working with FOLIO technology and to contribute to the community.”

University of Alabama Libraries Web Technologies and Development Manager Steven Turner says, “We are excited to have this opportunity to work with EBSCO and the FOLIO project by helping bring data reporting to the forefront of the FOLIO interface. We feel that library system data, easy access to that data and understandable reporting are important in terms of efficient decision-making, and important to the success of the FOLIO project.”

Jim Hahn, Associate Professor and Orientation Services & Environments Librarian at the University of Illinois Library, says the library will continue to integrate portions of its Minrva mobile app into the FOLIO codebase. “We are grateful for the support EBSCO has provided to making the FOLIO open-source platform available to the academic library community. The software design of FOLIO, particularly its microservice patterns, dovetails nicely with the architecture of our mobile applications, and we are thrilled to be able to support the integration of FOLIO into more libraries worldwide.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation Andrew Nagy says the winning universities meet the most important criteria — to deliver interesting features that benefit library users and that complete or augment the core functionality of FOLIO. “We created the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge to do just that: challenge universities to solve the problems they and other institutions face, and bring those solutions to the FOLIO Community which has come together around creating a future of libraries that is open.”

FOLIO is a community effort EBSCO is helping to fund and provide development and project management resources for, designed to create an open source library services platform that can also be used as a platform for innovation. Libraries of all sizes will be able to take advantage of the open source code, and companies including EBSCO will be available to provide hosting and services for libraries without a large technical services staff. The FOLIO Platform is being designed for extensibility to help libraries increase their on-campus footprint through innovation and new services to faculty and students alike. The FOLIO Community is also working together to solve the challenges libraries face today and in the future using microservices and a platform built for change.

Previous EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge winners include University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and Villanova University. Second-time winner University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign is already integrating its homegrown hardware circulation module with FOLIO. Villanova University is working to develop the integration of VuFind with FOLIO.

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

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

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EBSCO Health Introduces Patient Decision Aids Product — Option Grid™

LISWire - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:14

EBSCO Health Introduces Patient Decision Aids Product — Option Grid™
~ Decision Aids Reinforce EBSCO Health’s Commitment to Advancing Evidence-Based Shared Decision Making ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 5, 2018 — EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, has announced the launch of a shared decision making product, Option Grid™ decision aids. The Option Grid concept was originally created by Professors Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand in 2010 and supported by work and research done at Dartmouth College. EBSCO Health is working with Professors Elwyn and Durand to deliver a product that is accessible and, powered by DynaMed Plus, always aligned with the most recent evidence.

Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences, and arrive at informed decisions. State and national efforts to require and incentivize shared decision making are underway, including legislative changes in Washington State that afford enhanced legal protection to physicians who use evidence-based patient decision aids.

Option Grid decision aids are interactive and personalized, enabling a tailored presentation of healthcare options that are most relevant to the patient. Brief enough to use during patient encounters, the decision aids provide evidence-based answers to questions that patients frequently ask and are designed to facilitate an informed dialogue between patients and clinicians. Now, under EBSCO Health’s editorial direction, Option Grid content is created using a rigorous editorial process that incorporates the most recent evidence, clinical expertise by editors that have no competing interests, and thorough literature searching, appraisal and synthesis. The content is easy to read, and patients are involved throughout the development process. The new decision aids in Option Grid offer unique features that can engage patients and their relatives or caregivers in meaningful ways, including:

• Content produced by editors with no conflicts of interest
• A development process that includes patients and patient panels reviews
• Continuous content updating based on DynaMed Plus’ daily literature surveillance

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says Option Grid’s new decision aids will help ease concerns for both clinicians and patients as they work together to make positive healthcare decisions. “The costs of healthcare can be reduced when patients choose less risky operations or use their medication more effectively. These aids were developed to not only address patient concerns, but also to reduce cost savings and provide incentives when they matter most.”

Dr. Glyn Elwyn, BA MD MSc PhD, professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-founder of Option Grid, says the new decision aids were developed in response to patients looking to be more engaged in the decision-making process. “Shared decision making is a crucial step in the patient-clinician relationship that is often overlooked. These decision aids fill a critical need in healthcare and look to align the goals of care with the patient’s informed preferences.”

To find out more about EBSCO Health Option Grid decision aids, visit: https://health.ebsco.com/products/option-grid.

About EBSCO Health
EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™, Nursing Reference Center Plus™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO Health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

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Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
(978) 356-6500 ext. 3485
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New book delivers firm understanding of XML for those working in modern information discovery services

LISWire - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:49

For immediate release

27th April 2018

New book delivers firm understanding of XML for those working in modern information discovery services

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata: Practical applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery by Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han and Christine Schwartz.

XML and its ancillary technologies XSD, XSLT and XQuery enables librarians to take advantage of powerful, XML-aware applications, facilitates the interoperability and sharing of XML metadata, and makes it possible to realize the full promise of XML to support more powerful and more efficient library cataloguing and metadata workflows.

Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata illustrates with examples how XML and associated technologies can be used to edit metadata at scale, streamline and scale up metadata and cataloguing workflows and to extract, manipulate, and construct MARC records and other formats and types of library metadata.

The authors said, “This is a work written by practitioners, intended for practitioners and especially for librarians new to the field who need to come up to speed quickly on XML and how it is used by libraries today. While by no means the only technology arrow in the modern–day cataloguer’s or metadata librarian’s knowledge and skills quiver, a firm understanding of XML remains relevant and helpful for those working in modern bibliographic control or with information discovery services.”
Containing 58 sample coding examples throughout, the book covers:

• essential background information, with a quick review of XML basics
• transforming XML metadata in HTML
• schema languages and workflows for XML validation
• an introduction to XPath and XSLT
• cataloguing workflows using XSLT
• the basics of XQuery, including use cases and XQuery expressions and functions
• working with strings and sequences, including regular expressions.

- Ends

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

Notes:
Link to the cover image:
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Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloguing and Metadata | Apr 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783303694 | £54.95

Timothy W Cole is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Myung-Ja (MJ) K Han is a Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christine Schwartz is a Metadata Librarian and XML Database Administrator at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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

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“Woodcuts in Incunabula Printed in the Low Countries” Wins 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography

LISWire - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 06:28

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 26 April 2018

On April 23rd, Dutch scholar and Brill author Ina Kok was announced as the winner of the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, for her magnum opus Woodcuts in Incunabula Printed in the Low Countries.

Fabrizio Govi, ILAB Vice President and Prize Secretary, says: "The author has spent decades working on this book compiling an incredible census of illustrations used in editions printed in the 15th Century Netherlands. We cannot compare Ina Kok’s book to any other publication submitted for the 2018 Prize. Woodcut illustrations were often reused during the first period of printing, they were fragile and were easily worn down after a few impressions. As a result, they were sometimes repaired with a few minor changes or completely recut, trying to recreate the original block as closely as possible. This work, published in four volumes and based on the study of almost four thousand illustrations, is remarkable.”

A second major bibliography published by Brill received an Honourable Mention: Jan Moretus and the Continuation of the Plantin Press by Dirk Imhof.

This prestigious prize in the field of bibliographical studies, worth US$ 10,000 is awarded every fourth year to the most significant reference work within a selection of scholarly books on bibliography, published in the previous years and submitted to the Prize jury. For more information about the ILAB Breslauer Prize visit https://ilabprize.org/.

For more information about the prize winners, please contact Mr. Arjan van Dijk, Sr. 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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Gale Launches New Digital Archive on Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

LISWire - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:33

The First Digital Archive on Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe and Australia

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 25, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is launching a new digital archive to help researchers explore the development, actions and ideologies behind political extremism. Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe and Australia is the first digital archive documenting a range of radical right and fascist movements, communist and socialist groups and new left activists in never-before-digitized primary sources. By providing primary sources from a wide range of viewpoints in one meticulously indexed resource, researchers can make comparisons and connections that were not previously discoverable, enabling greater understanding and open dialogue on the topic. Read our blog about the new archive, here: http://bit.ly/2qWxrYB.

In today’s world, there is an increasing polarization around social and political issues that challenge on-campus efforts to champion diversity and inclusion, teach critical thinking skills and foster open dialogue. Faculty and students need credible information to adequately address these issues in the classroom and beyond. Gale’s new Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century collection provides essential historical context on the controversial issues of extremism and radicalism, and how they have shaped the past, present and future of the world’s political and civil rights history.

View the video on the new archive, here: http://bit.ly/2HP2lMp.

The archive contains more than 600,000 pages of content and more than 42 audio histories with full transcripts, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind. It offers researchers a diverse range of content, including campaign materials, propaganda, government records and various ephemera that allow researchers to explore extremism and radicalism in new and innovative ways. Researchers will gain unparalleled access to information on the extreme right, new left and radical activist groups, such as the Klu Klux Klan, the Communist Party of the United States, National Socialist Party of Australia and the British Union of Fascists.

Additionally, researchers of contemporary topics can examine the origins and development of present-day issues, such as the resurgence of right-wing politics, evolution of civil rights movements and the nature of extreme or radical political thought.

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century source archives include:

• The American Radicalism Collection (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI): Collection of ephemera on radical political groups across a range of extremist movements, including those involved in religion, race, gender, the environment and equal rights.

• The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda (Brown University, Providence, RI): Includes printed propaganda from U.S. anti-integrationist, anti-Semitic and racist groups.

• The Searchlight Archive (University of Northampton, U.K.): Consists of documents, audio histories and back issues of Searchlight Magazine (1965-2017) from Searchlight Associates, an information service that aims to expose racist and fascist groups.

• The National Archives, U.K.: Includes government documents relating to inter- and post-war British extremist movements, including Security Service files and Home Office papers.

View/download Images from the Political Extremism & Radicalism archive, here: http://bit.ly/2HubR47.

“Gale created the Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century archive to provide historical context to increasingly polarized conversations,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We believe that from deeper knowledge comes greater understanding. So, we thank our source libraries for making their remarkable collections globally accessible through Gale Primary Sources.”

Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century will be available in June 2018. The archive is the latest release in Gale’s award-winning suite of twentieth century primary source archives, helping researchers discover the hidden histories behind today’s most critical conversations including gender, race, diversity and sexuality.

Gale will host a launch event and showcase the new archive at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 22-25 in New Orleans at the Gale booth #2331.

For more information, visit Gale’s Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century page:
http://bit.ly/2Hr8aQJ.

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 [email protected]
• Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Equinox Migrates the Whitehall Township Public Library to the PaILS SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 15:42

DULUTH, Ga., April 24, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Whitehall Township Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.
The project included the migration of 76,294 bibliographic records and 7,481 patrons. Equinox provided project management, software configuration, and bibliographic deduplication services in addition to the conversion of bibliographic records, items, patrons and transactions. The project also included onsite and remote training provided by Equinox.

"I have worked in libraries for 33 years and have done other migrations, but I can honestly say this was the best!” said Patty Vahey, Director of Whitehall Township Public Library. “Working with Equinox and PaILS/SPARK made this so much more manageable. Weekly phone calls, emails to ask questions, and onsite training made this a great experience. It is not easy changing ILS. It is stressful for a director and tech staff but these folks made it possible and we are excited about Evergreen - SPARK and will be joining ten other libraries in Lehigh - Carbon counties here in Pennsylvania. This move will help our libraries be user - friendly and community resources for our patrons."

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.

"It was a real pleasure to work with the Whitehall Township Public Library. The staff is delightful and dedicated to serving their community. Whitehall will be an asset to the PaILS/SPARK consortium and to the Evergreen community." Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox.

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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Gale Streamlines Workflow for Instructors and Students with New LMS Integration to Support Classroom Learning

LISWire - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:34

New LMS Integration Simplifies Access to Gale Resources, Seamlessly Connecting Libraries to Learners

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 17, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for students and educators to discover and access Gale digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS). Gale has achieved conformance certification for Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 and Deep Linking from IMS Global Learning Consortium. Now educators can seamlessly integrate their library’s Gale content into learning management systems that support LTI and Deep Linking such as Schoology, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and others. This provides easy access to Gale resources from one platform through single sign-on, streamlining workflow to meet classroom instruction needs, foster student engagement and support textbook affordability initiatives. View a list of Gale’s LTI-compliant and Deep Linking certified products.

View our video on the LMS integration, here: http://bit.ly/2H6akoB

Educators want to incorporate digital resources into their lesson plans and assignments, but typically don’t have the time to search through multiple programs or platforms to find or create content themselves. Additionally, most are unaware of the high-quality resources available through their library. With this LMS integration, instructors can embed links to Gale resources into their courses and assignments from within their LMS, enabling students to access Gale content directly from their assignment, within their workflow.

Since the integration follows the natural workflow within the LMS, instructors don’t need to learn a new process for integrating content.

Read our blog on the new LMS integration, here: https://blog.gale.com/increase-access-and-discovery-with-lms-integration/.

Gretta Rogne, MEd., secondary instructional technology specialist at New Caney Independent School District in Texas had great success with the beta version of the new LMS integration with Canvas, and experienced a significant increase in usage: “Our teachers were extremely pleased with the ease of use and simple setup. The ability to search and embed into specific assignments, discussions and pages, without ever leaving our Canvas environment has increased usage of our Gale databases. The more tools and integrations we make accessible in Canvas, the greater usage we see in our resources.”

Benefits of Gale’s new LMS integration include:

• Single Sign-on: provides single sign-on access to Gale resources from within LTI-compliant learning management systems, with no additional passwords or authentication needed;

• Deep Linking: allows instructors to easily embed Gale content directly into assignments, discussions, quizzes and more;

• Streamlined Workflow: provides a seamless integration experience within the user’s workflow, reducing the time and the steps involved in incorporating Gale content into a course.

“Our LMS integration allows libraries to extend the value of their Gale resources to meet classroom needs,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “This is core to our mission to connect libraries to learners by enriching the relationship between librarians and educators to transform the way students learn.”

To learn more about Gale’s new LMS integration, visit: https://www.gale.com/workflow.

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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Brill Wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair

LISWire - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:42

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

Brill Publishers is proud to announce that they have won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 10 April 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.

The awards are organized annually since 2014, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), and celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel consists of experts in that sector.

The judges said, “A key component of the great Dutch tradition of scholarly publishing for well over three centuries, Brill have shown a tremendous capacity for innovation in recent years, launching interesting and perhaps unexpected programmes in Open Access publishing as well as developing significantly the digital possibilities of their traditional outputs. With annual rates of publication close to 1,400 new books and 284 journals and offices in three continents, Brill are a significant force in global publishing, and remind the wider scholarly publishing community of the continued importance of the commercial sector in the dissemination of the arts and social sciences - something all too often overlooked.”

Brill’s EVP Sales & Marketing Peter Coebergh comments: “We are proud and delighted that Brill and its authors around the world have been recognized in this way. To receive this award in our 335th year of publishing makes the award even more special."

Linda Empringham with chair of judges Richard Fisher (Independent Publishers Guild) (photo © London Book Fair)

For more information about this media alert, please contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia 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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FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina

LISWire - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:20

FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina
~ Agreement with Latin America’s Largest Open Source Service Provider Designed to Offer Libraries Choice and Support for FOLIO Systems ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 12, 2018 — A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infoestratégica Latina is designed to ensure that libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement secures Infoestrategica’s pledge to provide FOLIO application and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services.

Infoestratégica Latina, located in Mexico City and Bogota, is one of the biggest general library service vendors in Latin America. Infoestratégica Latina CEO, José Luis Ascárraga Rossete, says that Infoestratégica Latina will work closely with EBSCO to provide support for their Latin American libraries using FOLIO as their library services platform. “The addition of open source services is important for libraries looking to save money and leverage the latest technology via the FOLIO Library Services Platform to provide more than traditional ILS functionality. Working with EBSCO to implement FOLIO in libraries will create a focus on service and customer support.”

EBSCO has supported FOLIO with funding, developers and project management as well as provided funding for Koha open source development. EBSCO will be providing hosting services and advanced software support as well as a complement of data integration services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP.

EBSCO Vice President of Services Product Management Ron Burns says these agreements give EBSCO the opportunity to create a high level of customer service standards. “It’s important that service providers like EBSCO and Infoestratégica Latina work together on local support structures for Latin America libraries looking to implement FOLIO. Many libraries need strong partners to take full advantage of modern open source benefits."

Infoestratégica Latina and EBSCO will be working together and with the FOLIO community to support the first libraries going live with FOLIO in 2019.

Since being announced in June 2016, FOLIO has formed a community and librarians and developers have joined special interest groups that are actively creating an open source LSP that supports traditional resource management functionality that can be extended into emerging areas. FOLIO is being designed to be flexible to allow librarians to select the applications that best align with their workflow needs. More information is available at www.folio.org.

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:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

About Infoestratégica Latina
Infoestratégica Latina is a leading technology solutions and professional content provider in Latin America, helps decision makers to make better decisions and obtaining better results, serving academic, public, corporate, special libraries, and archives. Infoestratégica´s portfolio includes; archives and library technology, automation and software, electronic journals and books subscriptions, discovery tools, mobile solutions, learning tools, RFID solutions. Established in 1994 Infoestratégica is a private company serving hundreds of organizations in all Latin American countries.

For more information, please contact:
Adriana Uyazán Ramírez
Infoestratégica
Gerencia Colombia
(571) 610 1698
[email protected]

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Gale Makes Off-Campus Access to Scholarly Content Seamless and Easy with Google’s CASA

LISWire - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:25

Google’s CASA removes barriers to accessing Gale’s scholarly research off-campus, from any device

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 10, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative content, from any off-campus location or device.

CASA is an enhanced authentication service that builds upon Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service. Without CASA, Subscriber Links in Google Scholar search results are based on IP authentication. This is great for on-campus research, but falls short for remote access, becoming a frustrating experience for users. With CASA integration, remote researchers have the same Subscriber Links and unrestricted access to Gale content as on-campus researchers, from anywhere in the world.

Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar said: "CASA builds on Google Scholar's Subscriber Links program which provides direct links in the search interface to subscribed collections for on-campus users. With CASA, a researcher can start a literature survey on-campus and resume where they left off once they are home or travelling, with no hoops to jump through. Their subscribed collections are highlighted in Google Scholar searches, enabling them to access articles in exactly the same way as on-campus researchers."

CASA is a free service and academic libraries that are included in Google Scholar Subscriber Links will automatically take advantage of the service when accessing Gale resources.

“As researchers become more mobile with less ties to a physical library and more students are taking online courses, they face far too many barriers to gaining remote access to library resources,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “CASA empowers learning by making it easier for researchers to successfully access our scholarly content no matter where they are. Our CASA integration builds on our remote access strategy and initiatives, including Single Sign-On from G-Suite, Office 365, Clever and ClassLink, enabling us to better connect learners to libraries.”

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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Open Dissertations Project from EBSCO Information Services Goes Live

LISWire - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:16

Open Dissertations Project from EBSCO Information Services Goes Live
~ OpenDissertations.org Already Has More Than One Million Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committed Just Months After Being Launched ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 9, 2018 — OpenDissertations.org, the project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June.

EBSCO Open Dissertations™ is committed to providing open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website (www.opendissertations.org), EBSCO will include ETD metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery for researchers. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs have created a service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content. EBSCO Open Dissertations extends access to any interested researchers worldwide and drives traffic to Institutional Repositories.

BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says the project is open to libraries around the world, and some of the first data made available for public search includes ETDs from across the U.K. that are included in the British Library’s EThOS Service. As UKSG 2018 approaches, he says there could be no better time to launch. “We are working to drive more discovery of U.K. ETDs through this project, and what better time to launch than ahead of this important U.K. Higher Ed. event. The British Library has been an amazing innovation partner working with us for years, and this project is an exciting way to extend our partnership.”

Davis says the response from libraries is letting BiblioLabs and EBSCO know they are on the right track. “We know from the number of libraries that have committed to join the project (especially the reactions we have seen in such a short time) that we have hit on a real need. We intend to build on our work with EBSCO and libraries in a way that supports the ETD community and this stream of research for the long term.”

More than 30 institutions from four continents are currently participating in the EBSCO Open Dissertations project. These institutions represent more than one million dissertations that will be searchable from www.opendissertations.org. Since the project was launched in November, more than 50 institutions have reached out to discuss the project and commit resources.

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says the positive response to the project in such a short time shows that EBSCO Open Dissertations is meeting a real need to make ETD information more accessible. “We are committed to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org, we are creating new content discovery paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely, and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

Opendissertations.org is the next step in an ongoing effort to open access to dissertations. In 2014, EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations, which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present with the goal of creating a single portal for ETDs which could be added to university profiles and accessed online.

To see a demonstration during UKSG in Glasgow, visit the EBSCO booth. To learn more about the Open Dissertations project, visit www.opendissertations.org or find out how to become part of EBSCO Open Dissertations. Libraries interested in participating can also contact their EBSCO representative.

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.

About BiblioLabs
BiblioLabs is a leader in Open Education Resource (OER) and OA content creation, curation and distribution software to academic institutions. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, their BiblioBoard platform aims to transform student and researcher access to information by delivering a simple, intuitive and modern user experience and delivering the best OER and OA content creation tools. They work with public and academic institutions of all sizes to democratize access to information and lower costs for students.

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Entry-level guidance for managing born-digital content

LISWire - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:45

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson’s The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content.

Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content. Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of ‘born-digital’ content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form. The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content explains step by step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally.

Authors Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson said, “Our book is for librarians and archivists who have found themselves managing or are planning to manage born-digital content and who may feel somewhat unsure of their ability to take on a task that by all appearances demands a high level of technological expertise”.

The book covers the basics of digital information; selection, acquisition, accessioning and ingest; description, preservation and access; methods for designing and implementing workflows for born-digital collection processing; and strategies and philosophies to move forward as technologies change.

Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress said, “Librarians, archivists and museum professionals need to collectively move away from thinking about digital, and in particular born-digital, as being niche topics for specialists. If our institutions are to meet the mounting challenges of serving the cultural memory functions of an increasingly digital-first society the institutions themselves need to transition to become digital-first themselves. We can’t just keep hiring a handful of people with the word ‘digital’ in their job titles. You don’t go to a digital doctor to get someone who uses computing as part of their medical practice, and we can’t expect that the digital archivists are the ones who will be the people who do digital things in archives. The things this book covers are things that all cultural heritage professionals need to get up to speed on”.
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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
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The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content | April 2018 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301959 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301966 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302567

Heather Ryan is the Director of Special Collections, Archives & Preservation and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She earned her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Walker Sampson is the Digital Archivist at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. He earned his MS in Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin before beginning work at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011.

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

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New Journal Youth and Globalization Published by Brill

LISWire - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 05:39

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 3 April 2018

Expanding their publishing program in the Social Sciences, Brill Publishers has launched a new journal, Youth and Globalization.

Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, and in addition to and as a complement of the Brill book series Youth in a Globalizing World, the journal explores how young people relate to globality and its outcomes. Its aim is to provide an innovative understanding of youth studies in a global context based on multiscalar (both local and global), multilevel (economic, political, social), transnational, and multidisciplinary approaches.

The first issue will become available in 2019, both online and in print. The board invites peer-reviewed articles (6,000-10,000 words), book reviews (up to 1,200 words), and interviews/conversations (not to exceed 2,500 words).

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

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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 270 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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