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Equinox adds Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to the PaILS Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:16

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 6,500 patrons and over 49,500 bibliographic records. For this migration, Equinox collaborated with the PaILS consortium and Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications, and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium, Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

"Equinox/Spark have been extremely accommodating during our accelerated migration. Their staff has been supportive during this process. They included us in nearly every major decision. We felt like we were a part of this migration every step of the way." Victoria Ryan M.L.S, Library Director

“When I first found out that Shamokin was moving forward with their migration to SPARK, I was so excited. This has been a long time coming for them. It's so nice to see them joining with their fellow Pottsville District libraries. Victoria's enthusiasm made the migration an absolute delight, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their transition to the SPARK and Evergreen communities!”- Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

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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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen ILSOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox adds Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to the PaILS Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:16

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 6,500 patrons and over 49,500 bibliographic records. For this migration, Equinox collaborated with the PaILS consortium and Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications, and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium, Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

"Equinox/Spark have been extremely accommodating during our accelerated migration. Their staff has been supportive during this process. They included us in nearly every major decision. We felt like we were a part of this migration every step of the way." Victoria Ryan M.L.S, Library Director

“When I first found out that Shamokin was moving forward with their migration to SPARK, I was so excited. This has been a long time coming for them. It's so nice to see them joining with their fellow Pottsville District libraries. Victoria's enthusiasm made the migration an absolute delight, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their transition to the SPARK and Evergreen communities!”- Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

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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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen ILSOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill Launches Book Series ‘Philosophy of Film’

LISWire - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:48

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 17 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches the 'Philosophy of Film' book series. Interested in more than simply interpretation, the series seeks to place film in relationship with classical philosophical questions such as (its own) essence, truth, or beauty. “This series is a great venue for philosophers who want to account for their experience of specific films, directors, or the phenomenon of film in general,” says series editor Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

The series defines philosophy broadly. Benefiting from the intellectual wealth of the entire history of the Humanities, it is intended to be a source for anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema. “Launched at a time where we must urgently consider how film and media impact personal and political tides, Brill’s new 'Philosophy of Film' series will offer new horizons for the relationship between screen culture and the way in which we understand the world,” says editorial board member Hunter Vaughan from Oakland University, author of 'Where Film Meets Philosophy.'

While there are several book series on film studies, not many publishing houses have a series devoted to the philosophy of film. Brill’s 'Philosophy of Film' bridges the fields of art studies and philosophy. “It is truly exciting to have a series devoted to this relatively new and vital subject area. Readers will pay attention!” says editorial board member Rey Chow, professor of literature at Duke University and author of 'Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema.'

The editorial board welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. Visit the website (http://www.brill.com/products/series/philosophy-film) for submission guidelines. The first two volumes in the series will be published later this month: 'Death in Documentaries,' by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and 'Plotinus and the Moving Image,' edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos. All volumes in the series will become available online and in print.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Jennifer Pavelko, Senior 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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-book-series-philosophy-film

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Brill Launches Book Series ‘Philosophy of Film’

LISWire - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:48

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 17 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches the 'Philosophy of Film' book series. Interested in more than simply interpretation, the series seeks to place film in relationship with classical philosophical questions such as (its own) essence, truth, or beauty. “This series is a great venue for philosophers who want to account for their experience of specific films, directors, or the phenomenon of film in general,” says series editor Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

The series defines philosophy broadly. Benefiting from the intellectual wealth of the entire history of the Humanities, it is intended to be a source for anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema. “Launched at a time where we must urgently consider how film and media impact personal and political tides, Brill’s new 'Philosophy of Film' series will offer new horizons for the relationship between screen culture and the way in which we understand the world,” says editorial board member Hunter Vaughan from Oakland University, author of 'Where Film Meets Philosophy.'

While there are several book series on film studies, not many publishing houses have a series devoted to the philosophy of film. Brill’s 'Philosophy of Film' bridges the fields of art studies and philosophy. “It is truly exciting to have a series devoted to this relatively new and vital subject area. Readers will pay attention!” says editorial board member Rey Chow, professor of literature at Duke University and author of 'Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema.'

The editorial board welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. Visit the website (http://www.brill.com/products/series/philosophy-film) for submission guidelines. The first two volumes in the series will be published later this month: 'Death in Documentaries,' by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and 'Plotinus and the Moving Image,' edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos. All volumes in the series will become available online and in print.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Jennifer Pavelko, Senior 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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-book-series-philosophy-film

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrarians

Equinox adds LeHigh Valley Libraries to the PaILS Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:59

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 1, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the LeHigh Valley Libraries to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 155,000 patrons, and over 352,000 bibliographic records. For the LeHigh Valley migration Equinox worked with the PaILS consortium along with Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library and Easton Area Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium,The LeHigh Valley Libraries are now hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

"Migrating to a new ILS is never easy - and our situation was not migrating just one library, but three independent libraries that have shared an ILS for 16 years - the migration team at Equinox handled all of our needs, questions, and requests with professionalism, understanding and patience. I am pleased at how seamless the transition took place for us here at the Easton Area Public Library and look forward to the opportunities that we will have to continue to grow our resource sharing with not just our partners in the Lehigh Valley Library System, Allentown Public Library and Bethlehem Area Public Library, but with other libraries using the Evergreen software in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a win for all of us!"-Jennifer Long, Director, Easton Area Public Library

"It was wonderful to train the libraries in Lehigh Valley area. They were a sharp, detail-oriented group and I am certain they will be a fantastic addition to the SPARK Evergreen consortium.- Mary Jinglewski, Product and Implementation Trainer

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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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen ILSILS data migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox adds LeHigh Valley Libraries to the PaILS Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:59

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 1, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the LeHigh Valley Libraries to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 155,000 patrons, and over 352,000 bibliographic records. For the LeHigh Valley migration Equinox worked with the PaILS consortium along with Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library and Easton Area Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium,The LeHigh Valley Libraries are now hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

"Migrating to a new ILS is never easy - and our situation was not migrating just one library, but three independent libraries that have shared an ILS for 16 years - the migration team at Equinox handled all of our needs, questions, and requests with professionalism, understanding and patience. I am pleased at how seamless the transition took place for us here at the Easton Area Public Library and look forward to the opportunities that we will have to continue to grow our resource sharing with not just our partners in the Lehigh Valley Library System, Allentown Public Library and Bethlehem Area Public Library, but with other libraries using the Evergreen software in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a win for all of us!"-Jennifer Long, Director, Easton Area Public Library

"It was wonderful to train the libraries in Lehigh Valley area. They were a sharp, detail-oriented group and I am certain they will be a fantastic addition to the SPARK Evergreen consortium.- Mary Jinglewski, Product and Implementation Trainer

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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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen ILSILS data migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill Launches New Journal: Bamboo and Silk

LISWire - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:36

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, Bamboo and Silk, co-edited by Professor CHEN Wei at Wuhan University, China, and Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy at The University of Chicago, USA.

Bamboo and Silk is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts of Wuhan University. Based on unearthed Chinese bamboo and silk manuscripts from the pre-Qin period and Qin, Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, the journal focuses on studies of character identification and textual reconstitution, and studies of the social, political, economic and legal systems as well as ideology, culture, language, customs and other aspects reflected by these manuscripts.

Brill adds this peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio on China Studies. Bamboo and Silk will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in October: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24689246

Chief editor Professor CHEN Wei (Director of the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan) said: “Bamboo and silk manuscripts provide valuable sources for understanding the history and culture of the Warring States period, and the Qin and Han empires. Research on these materials has increasingly internationalized in the last years. With the journal Bamboo and Silk, we aim to provide a platform for scholars across the world to share their research and discuss the latest developments in this exciting field of scholarship.”

Chief editor Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China, The University of Chicago) adds: “The world of China Studies has been exhilarated and profoundly changed by the remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last half century. Of these discoveries perhaps the most important have been manuscripts written on bamboo and silk. Some of these manuscripts are new versions of texts long known, while many others are wholly new, introducing material never before seen. Bamboo and Silk makes the most authoritative scholarship on these manuscripts available to an international readership.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr. Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/bsms.

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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-bamboo-and-silk

Tags: BrillChina StudiesAsian studiesjournalsOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

Brill Launches New Journal: Bamboo and Silk

LISWire - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:36

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 November 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, Bamboo and Silk, co-edited by Professor CHEN Wei at Wuhan University, China, and Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy at The University of Chicago, USA.

Bamboo and Silk is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts of Wuhan University. Based on unearthed Chinese bamboo and silk manuscripts from the pre-Qin period and Qin, Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, the journal focuses on studies of character identification and textual reconstitution, and studies of the social, political, economic and legal systems as well as ideology, culture, language, customs and other aspects reflected by these manuscripts.

Brill adds this peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio on China Studies. Bamboo and Silk will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in October: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24689246

Chief editor Professor CHEN Wei (Director of the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan) said: “Bamboo and silk manuscripts provide valuable sources for understanding the history and culture of the Warring States period, and the Qin and Han empires. Research on these materials has increasingly internationalized in the last years. With the journal Bamboo and Silk, we aim to provide a platform for scholars across the world to share their research and discuss the latest developments in this exciting field of scholarship.”

Chief editor Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China, The University of Chicago) adds: “The world of China Studies has been exhilarated and profoundly changed by the remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last half century. Of these discoveries perhaps the most important have been manuscripts written on bamboo and silk. Some of these manuscripts are new versions of texts long known, while many others are wholly new, introducing material never before seen. Bamboo and Silk makes the most authoritative scholarship on these manuscripts available to an international readership.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr. Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/bsms.

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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-bamboo-and-silk

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Art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence

LISWire - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:03

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki.

Since the publication of the first edition of this handbook, the world of art and design libraries has been rocked by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media, the release of new standards and guidelines, shifts in the materials and processes of contemporary art, innovative developments in publishing models, expanding roles of librarians, new perspectives surrounding library spaces, and the evolving needs and expectations of art and design students.

Revised and updated with mostly new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship provides an accessible guide to librarians working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and historians who study those disciplines.

The authors said, “The handbook delineates roles and responsibilities for art and design librarians, offers guidelines for materials and collections management, reviews best practice in teaching and learning, and presents innovative approaches to knowledge creation, library spaces and promotion and sustainability.”

Clive Phillpot, former Director of the Library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, said, “The contributors to this book are writing from the front line. So, art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence.”

The book is out now and will be essential reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries and Adjunct Instructor of Architectural History and Design at Yeshiva University.

Judy Dyki is Director of Library and Academic Resources at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Editor of Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Foreword by Clive Phillpot, Fermley Press, London (formerly Director of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York).

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302000

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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Art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence

LISWire - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:03

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki.

Since the publication of the first edition of this handbook, the world of art and design libraries has been rocked by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media, the release of new standards and guidelines, shifts in the materials and processes of contemporary art, innovative developments in publishing models, expanding roles of librarians, new perspectives surrounding library spaces, and the evolving needs and expectations of art and design students.

Revised and updated with mostly new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship provides an accessible guide to librarians working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and historians who study those disciplines.

The authors said, “The handbook delineates roles and responsibilities for art and design librarians, offers guidelines for materials and collections management, reviews best practice in teaching and learning, and presents innovative approaches to knowledge creation, library spaces and promotion and sustainability.”

Clive Phillpot, former Director of the Library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, said, “The contributors to this book are writing from the front line. So, art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence.”

The book is out now and will be essential reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries and Adjunct Instructor of Architectural History and Design at Yeshiva University.

Judy Dyki is Director of Library and Academic Resources at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Editor of Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Foreword by Clive Phillpot, Fermley Press, London (formerly Director of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York).

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302000

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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EBSCO Information Services’ OpenDissertations.org Project Creates Expanded Discovery & Access Models around Theses and Dissertations

LISWire - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:46

~EBSCO information Services is Partnering with BiblioLabs to Support Open Access
Discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Nov 6, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery.

Project sponsors recognize that ETD authors are faced with an expanding world of discovery and hosting options for their work. EBSCO is committed to easing the path of discovery. By exposing metadata via the OpenDissertations.org website and EBSCO Discovery Service, the project seeks to increase the visibility of ETDs on the open web. Users will be able to link from individual records in the database to partnering host sites, including academic institutional repositories.

Universities have long provided theses and dissertations to companies that require libraries to subscribe to their products to gain the added value of aggregated access to this research output. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open-web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs are seeking to add an enhanced service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content, extending access to any interested reader worldwide.

The project is open to libraries around the world and currently includes: the British Library’s EThOS Service, Cornell University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky. The OpenDissertations.org program provides libraries with additional academic and open web discovery of ETD metadata. Students will also be able to access the full text of the ETD in their library’s own institutional repository.

More than 20 libraries are expected to be participating by the time OpenDissertations.org goes live in 2018. Libraries that currently contribute to existing for-fee dissertation products are in a perfect position to support the open dissertations project, with minimal work required. Over the course of 2018 the partners will also be announcing several innovations related to handling a growing world of multi-media ETD’s and handling the underlying research data sets students create in the process of their research.

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick, says the FOLIO Project and OpenDissertations.org are natural extensions of EBSCO’s commitment to address critical parts of the academic ecosystem. “With our initial investment in FOLIO, we committed ourselves to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org we are helping institutions succeed at driving increased usage of their own open institutional research and increasing access to this valuable content. Open Access is creating new paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says, “We are excited to be working with EBSCO to innovate around ETDs and look forward to finding many ways to drive more discovery and usage of these important materials. Beyond leveraging EBSCO’s massive institutional presence, this collaboration is centered on meeting a rising tide of institutional needs around ETDs and working to create sustainable access and business models around this stream of research.”

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.

Libraries interested in participating can contact https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/contact/ or visit OpenDissertations.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.

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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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: open access resourcesEBSCO Discovery ServiceEBSCOAcademic LibrariansAcademic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services’ OpenDissertations.org Project Creates Expanded Discovery & Access Models around Theses and Dissertations

LISWire - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:46

~EBSCO information Services is Partnering with BiblioLabs to Support Open Access
Discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Nov 6, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery.

Project sponsors recognize that ETD authors are faced with an expanding world of discovery and hosting options for their work. EBSCO is committed to easing the path of discovery. By exposing metadata via the OpenDissertations.org website and EBSCO Discovery Service, the project seeks to increase the visibility of ETDs on the open web. Users will be able to link from individual records in the database to partnering host sites, including academic institutional repositories.

Universities have long provided theses and dissertations to companies that require libraries to subscribe to their products to gain the added value of aggregated access to this research output. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open-web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs are seeking to add an enhanced service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content, extending access to any interested reader worldwide.

The project is open to libraries around the world and currently includes: the British Library’s EThOS Service, Cornell University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky. The OpenDissertations.org program provides libraries with additional academic and open web discovery of ETD metadata. Students will also be able to access the full text of the ETD in their library’s own institutional repository.

More than 20 libraries are expected to be participating by the time OpenDissertations.org goes live in 2018. Libraries that currently contribute to existing for-fee dissertation products are in a perfect position to support the open dissertations project, with minimal work required. Over the course of 2018 the partners will also be announcing several innovations related to handling a growing world of multi-media ETD’s and handling the underlying research data sets students create in the process of their research.

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick, says the FOLIO Project and OpenDissertations.org are natural extensions of EBSCO’s commitment to address critical parts of the academic ecosystem. “With our initial investment in FOLIO, we committed ourselves to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org we are helping institutions succeed at driving increased usage of their own open institutional research and increasing access to this valuable content. Open Access is creating new paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says, “We are excited to be working with EBSCO to innovate around ETDs and look forward to finding many ways to drive more discovery and usage of these important materials. Beyond leveraging EBSCO’s massive institutional presence, this collaboration is centered on meeting a rising tide of institutional needs around ETDs and working to create sustainable access and business models around this stream of research.”

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.

Libraries interested in participating can contact https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/contact/ or visit OpenDissertations.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.

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.

###

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: open access resourcesEBSCO Discovery ServiceEBSCOAcademic LibrariansAcademic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

LISWire - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:45

For immediate release

2nd November 2017

Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources by Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia.

As every frontline librarian knows, if library users really knew and understood how many resources are made available to them online, they wouldn’t go to alternative information providers to do their research. Online library systems don’t make e-resources very accessible nor does simply making users aware of resources solve the problem given the number of resources available so getting the word out effectively means creating strategic marketing programmes.

Newly expanded and updated, the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources demonstrates how to design and implement marketing plans that will help librarians save time, effort, and money while increasing the use of library e-resources. The book includes guides to writing, implementing, assessing, and updating library marketing plans and features case studies from seven academic and public libraries

The authors said, “Libraries are acquiring enormously valuable and significantly expensive electronic databases for researchers, but those researchers may not even be aware of them. Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources aims to bridge the awareness gap between the library and its user, taking them well beyond the limitations of Google to the heady delights of trustworthy, vetted scholarly resources.”

- Ends

Notes:

Link to the cover image:

https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302673.jpg?L=0O150961...

Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources, 2nd Edition: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians | Oct 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783302673 | £59.95

Marie R. Kennedy is a librarian at Loyola Marymount University, where she coordinates serials and electronic resources. She has written and presented widely on the development and use of electronic resource management systems. Marie also writes the Organization Monkey blog about organization and librarianship. She is the co-director of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org).

Cheryl LaGuardia is a research librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University. She writes the Not Dead Yet blog and eReviews for Library Journal, edits the library selection tool, Magazines For Libraries™ and writes the Magazines For Libraries™ Update blog, and has published a number of books, including Becoming a Library Teacher; Finding Common Ground: Creating the Library of the Future without Diminishing the Library of the Past; and Teaching the New Library. She received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award from the American Library Association in 2016.

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.

Tags: marketinge-resourcesacademic librarypublic librarylibrary designlibrary managementOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Librarians

Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

LISWire - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 06:45

For immediate release

2nd November 2017

Take your library users beyond Google to trustworthy scholarly resources

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources by Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia.

As every frontline librarian knows, if library users really knew and understood how many resources are made available to them online, they wouldn’t go to alternative information providers to do their research. Online library systems don’t make e-resources very accessible nor does simply making users aware of resources solve the problem given the number of resources available so getting the word out effectively means creating strategic marketing programmes.

Newly expanded and updated, the second edition of Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources demonstrates how to design and implement marketing plans that will help librarians save time, effort, and money while increasing the use of library e-resources. The book includes guides to writing, implementing, assessing, and updating library marketing plans and features case studies from seven academic and public libraries

The authors said, “Libraries are acquiring enormously valuable and significantly expensive electronic databases for researchers, but those researchers may not even be aware of them. Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources aims to bridge the awareness gap between the library and its user, taking them well beyond the limitations of Google to the heady delights of trustworthy, vetted scholarly resources.”

- Ends

Notes:

Link to the cover image:

https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302673.jpg?L=0O150961...

Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources, 2nd Edition: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians | Oct 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783302673 | £59.95

Marie R. Kennedy is a librarian at Loyola Marymount University, where she coordinates serials and electronic resources. She has written and presented widely on the development and use of electronic resource management systems. Marie also writes the Organization Monkey blog about organization and librarianship. She is the co-director of the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (http://irdlonline.org).

Cheryl LaGuardia is a research librarian at Widener Library, Harvard University. She writes the Not Dead Yet blog and eReviews for Library Journal, edits the library selection tool, Magazines For Libraries™ and writes the Magazines For Libraries™ Update blog, and has published a number of books, including Becoming a Library Teacher; Finding Common Ground: Creating the Library of the Future without Diminishing the Library of the Past; and Teaching the New Library. She received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award from the American Library Association in 2016.

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.

Tags: marketinge-resourcesacademic librarypublic librarylibrary designlibrary managementOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Librarians

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Two New Magazine Archives: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive

LISWire - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:26

~ Digital Archives Available for Both Magazines ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 1, 2017 — Libraries can now enhance their special collections with digital backfiles for two leading magazines, U.S News and World Report and Esquire, through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The new magazine archives, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive include cover to cover processing, which means each issue is presented in its entirety as originally published.

The two archives provide researchers with extensive coverage of 20th century topics including: business/economics, cultural studies, education, fashion/lifestyle, gender studies, history, marketing/advertising, politics, pop culture and sociology.

U.S. News & World Report has featured a broad variety of topics in current events, politics and business, and is well known for its ranked lists of businesses and institutions. The magazine began as the United States Daily and later became known as United States News, and then World Report. The comprehensive archive provides unique coverage of the magazine from the beginning of its three predecessor titles, 1926-1984, and offers more than 4,900 issues for research of topics and trends.

Esquire has been an award-winning American men’s magazine in the areas of politics, men’s fashion, entertainment, fiction and pop culture. The archive delivers more than 900 issues, from 1933-2014, providing a broad view of 20th century American cultural and current events.

Each digital archive includes full indexing of all articles and advertisements, making it easy to search using the EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ interfaces.
U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive are the latest additions to EBSCO’s magazine archives. Other magazines available include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Fortune, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life and People. For more information, visit ebscohost.com/archives.

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]

Tags: Academic LibrariesEBSCOLibrariansDigital ArchivesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Two New Magazine Archives: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive

LISWire - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:26

~ Digital Archives Available for Both Magazines ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 1, 2017 — Libraries can now enhance their special collections with digital backfiles for two leading magazines, U.S News and World Report and Esquire, through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The new magazine archives, U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive include cover to cover processing, which means each issue is presented in its entirety as originally published.

The two archives provide researchers with extensive coverage of 20th century topics including: business/economics, cultural studies, education, fashion/lifestyle, gender studies, history, marketing/advertising, politics, pop culture and sociology.

U.S. News & World Report has featured a broad variety of topics in current events, politics and business, and is well known for its ranked lists of businesses and institutions. The magazine began as the United States Daily and later became known as United States News, and then World Report. The comprehensive archive provides unique coverage of the magazine from the beginning of its three predecessor titles, 1926-1984, and offers more than 4,900 issues for research of topics and trends.

Esquire has been an award-winning American men’s magazine in the areas of politics, men’s fashion, entertainment, fiction and pop culture. The archive delivers more than 900 issues, from 1933-2014, providing a broad view of 20th century American cultural and current events.

Each digital archive includes full indexing of all articles and advertisements, making it easy to search using the EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ interfaces.
U.S. News & World Report Magazine Archive and Esquire Magazine Archive are the latest additions to EBSCO’s magazine archives. Other magazines available include Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Architectural Digest, Fortune, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life and People. For more information, visit ebscohost.com/archives.

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]

Tags: Academic LibrariesEBSCOLibrariansDigital ArchivesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

FOLIO Community Expands with the Addition of Jisc

LISWire - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:52

United Kingdom digital technologies leader to join the FOLIO project

WILMINGTON, Delaware — October 31, 2017 — FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has today announced a partnership with Jisc, the United Kingdom’s leader in digital technologies for education and research. Jisc will bring their expertise to the project while looking to leverage FOLIO’s technologies in their own projects where appropriate.

Jisc’s Head of Library Analytics Services, Ross MacIntyre, said, “Jisc is interested in being directly involved with FOLIO to contribute to its innovative efforts to shape the future of libraries. As a champion of the future of digital technologies, we believe that FOLIO is an important initiative for libraries. We are in favour of increasing the choice available to our members and would like to see more competition in the library management system marketplace. We welcome an open and community-driven approach to developing services for libraries, and we appreciate the efforts of the global FOLIO Community to solve problems of need and scale.”

Since being introduced in June 2016, FOLIO has gained significant backing from libraries looking to use it to run their libraries. By having the financial backing of large organizations, and by leveraging the Apache v2 license, libraries understand that FOLIO is a long-term, open solution to their ILS/LSP needs. FOLIO is being designed to meet the current needs of libraries while also providing a platform ecosystem that will allow for growth and innovation beyond traditional library workflows.

Because FOLIO will allow for libraries to run the platform themselves or rely on hosting and support from vendor partners and consortia, FOLIO will be able to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes and expand the adoption of open source solutions beyond libraries with large technical staffs. This new business model means libraries are not locked into a single vendor offering a monolithic option. Instead, choice is increased and budgetary savings can be realized because libraries can choose from the various apps provided by current service providers, library consortia or new players interested in innovating in the library space. FOLIO is designed with a microservices architecture which ensures that legacy issues don’t slow down future development, as no part of the project will be too big to replace.

How to Join the Community

Community members may participate in a variety of ways, by contributing their knowledge of specific workflows and functional areas, contributing their vision of how library technology must evolve in the years to come, contributing code, and helping to build out applications for the new extensible platform.

Interested participants can sign up at www.folio.org and click on GET INVOLVED to join the community and take part in FOLIO, including future FOLIO Days and conference presentations around the world.

About FOLIO

FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to www.folio.org.

About the Open Library Foundation

The Open Library Foundation is a not-for-profit where the library community can organize, contribute to and sustain the output of open source projects. The Open Library Foundation supports open collaboration and ensures that these projects can sustain their operations and the availability of their output. The Open Library Foundation uses an Apache v2 license to ensure the widest availability of the code for use and reuse. Find out more at www.openlibraryfoundation.org.

About Jisc

Jisc is the UK’s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research. Our vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

We play a pivotal role in the development, adoption and use of technology by UK universities and colleges. Supporting them to improve learning, teaching, the student experience and institutional efficiency, as well as enabling more powerful research.

At the heart of Jisc’s support is Janet – the UK’s world-class National Research and Education Network (NREN). Owned, managed and operated by Jisc, Janet comprises a secure state-of-the-art network infrastructure spanning all four nations of the UK.

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For more information about FOLIO, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy, Media Relations, FOLIO
[email protected]
978-223-0438

For more information about Jisc, please contact:
[email protected]
Press line: +44 0203 006 6056

Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseTags: LibrariansFOLIOJISCopen sourceLSPAcademic LibrariesEBSCOOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

FOLIO Community Expands with the Addition of Jisc

LISWire - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:52

United Kingdom digital technologies leader to join the FOLIO project

WILMINGTON, Delaware — October 31, 2017 — FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), has today announced a partnership with Jisc, the United Kingdom’s leader in digital technologies for education and research. Jisc will bring their expertise to the project while looking to leverage FOLIO’s technologies in their own projects where appropriate.

Jisc’s Head of Library Analytics Services, Ross MacIntyre, said, “Jisc is interested in being directly involved with FOLIO to contribute to its innovative efforts to shape the future of libraries. As a champion of the future of digital technologies, we believe that FOLIO is an important initiative for libraries. We are in favour of increasing the choice available to our members and would like to see more competition in the library management system marketplace. We welcome an open and community-driven approach to developing services for libraries, and we appreciate the efforts of the global FOLIO Community to solve problems of need and scale.”

Since being introduced in June 2016, FOLIO has gained significant backing from libraries looking to use it to run their libraries. By having the financial backing of large organizations, and by leveraging the Apache v2 license, libraries understand that FOLIO is a long-term, open solution to their ILS/LSP needs. FOLIO is being designed to meet the current needs of libraries while also providing a platform ecosystem that will allow for growth and innovation beyond traditional library workflows.

Because FOLIO will allow for libraries to run the platform themselves or rely on hosting and support from vendor partners and consortia, FOLIO will be able to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes and expand the adoption of open source solutions beyond libraries with large technical staffs. This new business model means libraries are not locked into a single vendor offering a monolithic option. Instead, choice is increased and budgetary savings can be realized because libraries can choose from the various apps provided by current service providers, library consortia or new players interested in innovating in the library space. FOLIO is designed with a microservices architecture which ensures that legacy issues don’t slow down future development, as no part of the project will be too big to replace.

How to Join the Community

Community members may participate in a variety of ways, by contributing their knowledge of specific workflows and functional areas, contributing their vision of how library technology must evolve in the years to come, contributing code, and helping to build out applications for the new extensible platform.

Interested participants can sign up at www.folio.org and click on GET INVOLVED to join the community and take part in FOLIO, including future FOLIO Days and conference presentations around the world.

About FOLIO

FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to www.folio.org.

About the Open Library Foundation

The Open Library Foundation is a not-for-profit where the library community can organize, contribute to and sustain the output of open source projects. The Open Library Foundation supports open collaboration and ensures that these projects can sustain their operations and the availability of their output. The Open Library Foundation uses an Apache v2 license to ensure the widest availability of the code for use and reuse. Find out more at www.openlibraryfoundation.org.

About Jisc

Jisc is the UK’s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research. Our vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

We play a pivotal role in the development, adoption and use of technology by UK universities and colleges. Supporting them to improve learning, teaching, the student experience and institutional efficiency, as well as enabling more powerful research.

At the heart of Jisc’s support is Janet – the UK’s world-class National Research and Education Network (NREN). Owned, managed and operated by Jisc, Janet comprises a secure state-of-the-art network infrastructure spanning all four nations of the UK.

###

For more information about FOLIO, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy, Media Relations, FOLIO
[email protected]
978-223-0438

For more information about Jisc, please contact:
[email protected]
Press line: +44 0203 006 6056

Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseTags: LibrariansFOLIOJISCopen sourceLSPAcademic LibrariesEBSCOOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

EBSCO Information Services and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Partnership Brings Historical and Government-Related Information to Researchers

LISWire - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:01

~ Five HeinOnline Databases Will Be Accessible via EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 30, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (HeinOnline), the world’s largest image-based legal and historical document research database, announce the availability of five HeinOnline databases on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. The arrangement brings one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of historical and government–related information to researchers in academic and public libraries.

The HeinOnline databases provide unique coverage of legal history and government documents, making them a valuable resource for government, politics and law curricula. These resources provide a vast array of content including books, government documents, constitutions and treaties. HeinOnline databases feature works from some of the greatest minds in legal history, as well as a robust collection of Congressional documents, including comprehensive coverage of the Congressional Record, more than 60,000 hearings, thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS reports, committee prints, and much more. Additionally, comprehensive coverage of both the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations is available.

The HeinOnline resources include:

• HeinOnline Legal Classics - includes more than 10,000 complete works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and many more. In addition to many “classics” this collection also includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

• HeinOnline Federal Register - provides comprehensive coverage (dating back to 1936) of The Federal Register, a legal newspaper published by the National Archives and Records Administration. Coverage includes Presidential documents, as well as rules, proposed rules, regulations, and notices from various government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

• HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations - features the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register and dates back to its inception. All 50 subject matter titles are searchable, including Food & Drugs, Energy, Banks & Banking, Domestic Security, Commerce & Foreign Trade, Securities & Exchanges, Employees’ Benefits, National Defense, Public Health, Transportation and much more.

• HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents - features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2012), as well as other important congressional material including more than 60,000 Congressional hearings (e.g., Benghazi, Supreme Court Nominations). Also included are thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS Reports, committee prints, and much more.

• HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated - includes information on constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries.

Legal Classics and Federal Register are available now and Code of Federal Regulation, U.S. Congressional Documents and World Constitution will be available by the end of 2017. The resources are updated monthly.

All of the HeinOnline databases are accessible via EBSCO’s customizable, intuitive search platform, EBSCOhost and can also be leveraged within the EBSCO Discovery Service experience to further integrate with other library holdings/resources. Mobile users can also access the databases on the go via their Android and iOS smartphones.

About HeinOnline
HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, current and historical constitutions for every country in the world, and a vast collection of classic treatises.

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

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

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information Serviceslaw librariesLegal DatabasesHeinTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Partnership Brings Historical and Government-Related Information to Researchers

LISWire - Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:01

~ Five HeinOnline Databases Will Be Accessible via EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 30, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (HeinOnline), the world’s largest image-based legal and historical document research database, announce the availability of five HeinOnline databases on EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. The arrangement brings one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of historical and government–related information to researchers in academic and public libraries.

The HeinOnline databases provide unique coverage of legal history and government documents, making them a valuable resource for government, politics and law curricula. These resources provide a vast array of content including books, government documents, constitutions and treaties. HeinOnline databases feature works from some of the greatest minds in legal history, as well as a robust collection of Congressional documents, including comprehensive coverage of the Congressional Record, more than 60,000 hearings, thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS reports, committee prints, and much more. Additionally, comprehensive coverage of both the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations is available.

The HeinOnline resources include:

• HeinOnline Legal Classics - includes more than 10,000 complete works from some of the greatest legal minds in history including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Federick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and many more. In addition to many “classics” this collection also includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world.

• HeinOnline Federal Register - provides comprehensive coverage (dating back to 1936) of The Federal Register, a legal newspaper published by the National Archives and Records Administration. Coverage includes Presidential documents, as well as rules, proposed rules, regulations, and notices from various government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice.

• HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations - features the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register and dates back to its inception. All 50 subject matter titles are searchable, including Food & Drugs, Energy, Banks & Banking, Domestic Security, Commerce & Foreign Trade, Securities & Exchanges, Employees’ Benefits, National Defense, Public Health, Transportation and much more.

• HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents - features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2012), as well as other important congressional material including more than 60,000 Congressional hearings (e.g., Benghazi, Supreme Court Nominations). Also included are thousands of House and Senate Reports, CRS Reports, committee prints, and much more.

• HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated - includes information on constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It includes the current constitution for every country in its original language format and an English translation, as well as substantial constitutional histories for all countries.

Legal Classics and Federal Register are available now and Code of Federal Regulation, U.S. Congressional Documents and World Constitution will be available by the end of 2017. The resources are updated monthly.

All of the HeinOnline databases are accessible via EBSCO’s customizable, intuitive search platform, EBSCOhost and can also be leveraged within the EBSCO Discovery Service experience to further integrate with other library holdings/resources. Mobile users can also access the databases on the go via their Android and iOS smartphones.

About HeinOnline
HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, current and historical constitutions for every country in the world, and a vast collection of classic treatises.

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]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information Serviceslaw librariesLegal DatabasesHeinTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

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