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Choice Awards Brill Publication as “Outstanding Academic Title” in 2018

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:18

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 January 2019

Brill is proud to announce that the Yearbook of International Organizations Online has made Choice magazine’s 2018 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, this awarded title is representative of Brill’s rich publishing program and accomplishments in digital publishing.

The selective Outstanding Academic Title list includes only 10% of some 6,000 works reviewed each year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Yearbook of International Organizations Online

The yearbook provides a comprehensive database of intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) worldwide. It covers over 75,000 international organizations and is updated on a regular basis by a dedicated editorial team at The Union of International Associations.

From Choice´s review of the yearbook:
“The Yearbook of International Organizations is the definitive directory of more than 75,000 governmental and non-governmental nonprofit organizations worldwide, including both active and dormant entities. […] The fact that the organizations themselves are the principal sources speaks to the credibility of the information in the profiles […] the annual subscription to the digital version is the obvious choice […] Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
- D. Ettinger, George Washington University, in Choice, vol. 55, no. 7 (March 2018).

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Questions about these or other Brill titles? Please contact us a [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 over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:54

EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter
~Scholarship Enables Librarians to Expand Professional Development Opportunities at National Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 10, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

The scholarship winners include three first-time attendees from the United States:
• Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Miami University, Miami, Ohio

• Danielle Osterdorf, Electronic Resources Librarian, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado (first-time attendee)

• Jill Hofmockel, Teacher-Librarian, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa

• Vanesa Evers, Reading Specialist/Digital Projects Library Intern, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (first-time attendee)

• Vickie Coyle, School Media Specialist, All Saints Catholic School, Manassas, Virginia (first-time attendee)

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay about how they plan to make a mark on their profession, while facing some of the current challenges libraries are undergoing. They were also asked to share how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. First-time conference attendee, Vickie Coyle of All Saints Catholic School, wrote about the importance of networking. “My goal in attending the Midwinter ALA Conference would be to network with exhibitors and colleagues to extend to NVCLA librarians innovative methods that would utilize digital tools to promote equitable access to resources. I strongly advocate that all students have access to high-quality learning materials with the most relevant content.” Applicant Jill Hofmockel from Iowa City West High School talked about her goals if she were to attend ALA Midwinter. “My hope is to return with a renewed plan and a toolkit for providing support and advocacy for all teacher-librarians in the state.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long-standing 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 scholarship breakfast.

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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ByWater Solutions Announces Print Management for Libki Kiosk Management System

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:55

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha and Libki support, announced today that Libki now includes print management powered by Google Cloud Print (GCP).

Google Cloud Print allows print management to be set up and utilized without complicated infrastructure in a web based environment for easy configuration and maintenance. The current implementation of this feature allows patrons to submit a job to a designated printer to be manually released once the job is cleared by a staff member from the administrative interface of Libki.

This new feature was sponsored with contributions from the Roseville Public Library and ByWater Solutions.

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation, time and print management system. Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! It consists of two parts, the Libki server, and the Libki client. Read More at https://libki.org/

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https:bywatersolutions.com.

Technologies: Open SourceTags: print managementlibki open sourcelibkiOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

ByWater Solutions Announces Koha Integration with Recorded Books

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 15:58

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Search and Circulation Integration with RBdigital content will be available for libraries for Spring of 2019.

The new integration will allow users to check out, check-in, search for titles and place holds on their items directly through the Koha OPAC. This new enhancement will allow libraries to display RBdigital content, including audio books, e-books and magazines, without the need to upload MARC records into the catalog.

Once the user performs a search on the OPAC, if results are found in RBdigital, users can follow a link to another screen in the OPAC which displays current holdings and availability.

Tutorial
You can view a full tutorial on the Koha Integration with Recorded Books here.

Partnership
John Shea, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of RBmedia shared the following:

We are excited to announce that our RBdigital platform is now integrated with Koha. It will enable patrons to search and find titles directly in the Koha system, making it even easier for them to checkout the best digital content available.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, commented about the integration and working with Recorded Books:

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Recorded Books on this integration and are especially thankful for the financial contribution they made to get this development launched. This collaborative project has improved our mutual customer's experience by delivering a unified platform to search print and digital materials without having to leave the public catalog.

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

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https:bywatersolutions.com.

About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types—including audiobooks, video, magazines, eBooks, education, and entertainment—all in one powerful app. Read More at: https://www.recordedbooks.com/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohaopen sourceKoha open source ILSrecorded booksOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale and Libraries Connect Ohio Partner to Provide Residents and Students Free Access to New Digital Resources

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:26

Gale’s ChiltonLibrary and Kids InfoBits Resources Now Available at More Than 2,500 Libraries Across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – December 19, 2018 – Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment. Read more about this partnership on Gale’s blog, here: http://bit.ly/2A0AfIP.

Gale resources now available to Ohioans include:

• Gale’s ChiltonLibrary: Provides access to automotive repair, maintenance and service information for more than 2,600 makes and models of the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, including many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

• Gale’s Kids InfoBits: An intuitive resource that introduces students to database researching. Students can explore age-appropriate content that’s continuously updated to match elementary-level curricula that helps with research and homework needs. Students can dive into key subjects by exploring categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people, technology and more.

Ohioans can access these new resources through the Ohio Web Library website, here: http://bit.ly/2Shg7cg.

“We are excited to bring these new digital resources to Ohio library users,” said Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio. “Gale is helping us transform learning for Ohioans in new innovative ways by providing easy and equal access to reliable, quality content for education success.”

With a library card, Ohioans can access Gale’s digital resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Additionally, some of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.

“Libraries are the nucleus of knowledge and learning and a key driver of economic and workforce development within communities,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We are proud to partner with Libraries Connect Ohio and together we will transform the learning experience for libraries and patrons statewide with easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change.”

“We are particularly proud that Ohio’s citizens can freely access such a wide spectrum of valued resources at their local libraries, through this groundbreaking collaboration between OhioLINK, OPLIN and INFOhio,” said OhioLINK Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski.

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

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

About OhioLINK
Connecting libraries, learning and discovery. Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium serving 118 libraries, 89 institutions of higher education, the State Library of Ohio and more than 570,000 end users. Delivering both IT infrastructure and content negotiation, OhioLINK provides students, researchers, faculty and staff with access to digital research collections rivaling top university libraries in the United States and internationally—at a fraction of the cost. OhioLINK also connects library services, print and digital collections among its member institutions and manages collaborative services, including eTutoring, statewide Affordable Learning textbook initiatives, and Open Educational Resources. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for its members and supports student and researcher success in the state of Ohio. Learn more at ohiolink.edu.

About Libraries Connect Ohio
Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) is a partnership of Ohio libraries and library organizations that work together to provide a core collection of information resources and library services that will help all Ohioans compete in the global knowledge economy. This collection of resources supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio. By providing resources statewide, LCO can cost-effectively provide necessary information resources to all Ohioans, regardless of their location, age, education, or economic status For more information, please visit: https://www.oplin.ohio.gov/lco.

Tags: Gale Digital CollectionsGale-CengageOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

Brill renews its agreement with Chest for a further three years

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 05:28

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 December 2018

Brill is pleased to announce that it has renewed and extended its agreement with Chest in the UK for a further 3 years. The new agreement continues to offer a selection of Brill’s Online Reference Works and databases at discounted, fixed rates, including the prestigious Law e-resource Hague Academy Collected Courses Online, and bundles in core Brill subject areas such as Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Classical Studies. The expanded E-Book collection agreement continues to offer multiple purchase discounts in all subject areas and now also includes the new Brill Companions Online, designed for use by both students and researchers. Brill’s Companions are available in the fields of Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Early Modern & Modern History, Late Antiquity & Medieval Studies, Middle East & Islamic Studies, and Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy. Another highlight of the E-Book collection agreement is the newly released Persian E-Books Miras Maktoob collection, consisting of 189 works in Persian and Arabic on Islamic history and culture, originally published by the Written Heritage Research Institute (Miras Maktoob), a non-governmental organisation in Tehran. The Miras Maktoob E-Books are exclusively available from Brill.

Nikki Rowe, Business Development Manager at Chest, said: “We are delighted to continue our agreement with Brill, offering the UK academic community access to Brill’s important online resources. Our institutional purchasers’ budgets are under increasing pressure, and this agreement offers them good value for money, with discounted subscription fees on online reference works and databases, and multiple purchase prices for ebook collections.”

Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia at Brill, added: “We are delighted to be able to offer Chest member libraries in the UK and Ireland the ability to retain and expand their range of Brill e-resources at highly favourable rates.”

For further information, please contact Chest on [email protected] or Linda Empringham at Brill on [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 300+ journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About Chest
Chest is a division of Eduserv a not-for-profit IT technology company. Chest's remit, since 1988, is to provide Universities and Colleges with quality software and online resources for teaching and research at affordable and sustainable pricing with terms that meet the needs of the education sector. Savings for academic institutions in 2017/18 were in excess of £78 million and are expected to grow in future years. www.chest.ac.uk

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EBSCO Information Services Releases The Atlantic Magazine Archive

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:28

~ Digital Archive Now Available for One of the First Magazines in United States ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 18, 2018 — Libraries can now offer patrons and researchers access to a unique historical archive of literary and cultural commentary, spanning more than 150 years of American history. Now available through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014, is a complete archive of the leading monthly magazine, The Atlantic. The archive enables libraries to expand their special collections with a valuable historical resource for past and contemporary research.

The Atlantic Magazine Archive includes more than 1,800 issues from one of the oldest and most-respected magazines in the United States and provides a broad view of 19th, 20th and early 21st-Century American thought. The archive offers extensive coverage and analysis in the fields of politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, culture and the arts, technology, science and more.

The Atlantic magazine was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine, with a focus on publishing leading writers' commentary on abolition, education and other major issues in contemporary political affairs at the time. Some of the founding sponsors of the magazine include prominent writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Harriet Beecher Stowe; and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Each issue of The Atlantic is presented in its entirety as originally published. All articles and cover pages have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to quickly find relevant results and to easily search using the EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ interfaces. Like all of EBSCO’s magazine archives, The Atlantic Magazine Archive is available as a one-time purchase.

The Atlantic Magazine Archive is the latest addition to EBSCO’s magazine archives. Other magazines available include Architectural Digest, Bloomberg Businessweek, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Life, Maclean’s, People, Sports Illustrated, TIME and U.S. News & World Report. 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.

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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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Gale Helps Yolo County Library Improve Public Service and Program Outcomes with Analytics On Demand

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:09

Gale’s Analytics On Demand Unlocks Key Data Insights, Enabling Public Libraries to Tailor Programs and Services to Better Serve Communities

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and WOODLAND, Calif. – December 18, 2018 – Data analytics has helped Yolo County Library improve program outcomes and services. The library is using Analytics On Demand from Gale, a Cengage company, to better understand the households in its communities and design customized library services and resources to fit their needs. Now, Yolo County librarians can make data-driven decisions to identify new outreach strategies that promote their programs to the communities they serve. Read Gale’s blog about Yolo County Library, here: http://bit.ly/2GoHtf8.

Yolo County Library has eight branches that serve more than 160,000 residents in seven communities and the rural areas of Yolo County in California’s Sacramento Valley. The library has been providing services to the county for more than 100 years. With a vision to bring diverse and dynamic programs and services to its many communities and residents, the library needed a more effective way to reach its underserved rural communities about its library offerings. Yolo County Library chose Gale’s Analytics On Demand, a data analytics tool that gives libraries key insights into the demographics and behaviors of their communities.

“We wanted to find ways to expand our service offerings that resonate with the community,” said Mark Fink, County Librarian and Chief Archivist at Yolo County Library. “Analytics On Demand gives us more personalized information into how people consume information, enabling us to tailor how we promote our library services and resources to members of the community.”

Analytics On Demand is a data intelligence solution that helps libraries quickly and easily learn more about their users and communities. It allows libraries to transform their existing data, from the ILS and other electronic systems, into information they can use to better understand—at the household level—who their customers are (and aren't) so they can make data-driven decisions and drive meaningful outcomes for their library and community. With its new interactive dashboard, libraries can visualize demographic insights through maps, charts and graphs, helping librarians make more informed decisions to promote their services.

Using Analytics On Demand’s market segmentation profiles, Yolo County Library’s Esparto Regional Branch discovered that its community relies heavily on communicating in Spanish, are active on social media, receptive to email marketing, actively involved in their local churches and shop at the local Dollar General store. Armed with this data, Fink worked with the Esparto staff to expand the library’s programming priorities to include English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and conversation groups for Spanish-speaking caregivers that included child care and a meal. The program was promoted in English and Spanish on social media channels, in patron email communications, in local church bulletins and on flyers at the local Dollar General store. As a result, this custom-made program drew twice as many people as expected.

“Understanding how receptive our families are to different forms of marketing has made a big difference in how we promote and market our library resources and services, and what resources and services we actually offer,” said Fink. “Analytics On Demand has given us the ability to make data-driven decisions for program options to better serve our communities.”

Read the entire story about Yolo County Library’s success with Analytics On Demand, here: http://bit.ly/2Gf2ZTB. Or listen to the webcast about it, here: http://bit.ly/2GpFcR7.

To learn more about Gale’s Analytics On Demand or to request a trial, visit: http://bit.ly/2BpvzMu.

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

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

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Valuable insight into social tagging as a form of linked data

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 08:39

Facet Publishing announce the release of Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment, edited by Dr Diane Rasmussen Pennington and Dr Louise Spiteri

Social tagging (including hashtags) is used over platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress, Tumblr and YouTube across countries and cultures meaning that one single hashtag can link information from a variety of resources. Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment explores social tagging as a potential form of linked data and shows how it can provide an increasingly important way to categorise and store information resources.

Shawne D. Miksa, Associate Professor at the University of North Texas said, “Pennington and Spiteri have pulled together a kaleidoscope of scenarios that explore the role and evolution of social tagging. From traditional library discovery systems and recommender systems to ontologies for dementia, effects on public policy to cognitive authority in Facebook communities, to Web 2.0, Web 3.0, and beyond. Tagging and linking—two words that imply so much more than what they say—provide the core for this work. A valuable collection for anyone wanting to explore the possibilities of letting people have their say through the simple act of contributing their own words.”

The book will be essential reading for practicing library and information professionals involved in electronic access to collections, including cataloguers, system developers, information architects and web developers. It will also be useful for students taking programmes in library and Information science, information management, computer science, and information architecture.

Brian O’Connor, Professor at the University of North Texas said, “Pennington, Spiteri, and their thoughtful contributing authors give us a thesaurus, a treasure chest of concepts, constructs, and tools for building new means of navigating constellations of people authoring, publishing, and looking for information. How do we find useful information? How do we bring information to the point of use? How do we determine veracity and cognitive authority of information? Who is now to link what with whom? Here the reader will find much to use and much to ponder”.

Find out more about the book here: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=303380

About the authors:

Diane Rasmussen Pennington is a Lecturer in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde. Diane worked as a corporate IT professional and then a systems librarian before becoming a full-time academic in 2005. Diane’s PhD dissertation focused on social tagging practices of photojournalism professionals, and tagging has remained as a central focus of her research. Diane served as the Association for Information Science & Technology’s Social Media Manager from 2014-2016.

Louise Spiteri is Associate Professor at the School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Louise’s areas of research interest focus on social tagging, user-generated metadata, discovery systems, classification systems, and taxonomies. Louise’s most recent research has focused on the creation of taxonomies for affect, based on an analysis of user-generated reviews and content in public library catalogue records.

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William S. Hein & Co., Inc. and Brill Expand Partnership to Include Current Content

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 06:56

Getzville, NY (US) / Leiden (NL), Boston (US) – 13 December 2018

William S. Hein & Co, the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals, and Brill, the international scholarly publisher, are announcing a major expansion of their longstanding partnership. Starting 2019 William S. Hein & Co., Inc. will provide access to the current content of all Brill | Nijhoff International Law periodicals on its award-winning platform, HeinOnline.

Starting in 2019, Hein will offer subscriptions to the Brill | Nijhoff Current Content Collections, which will provide access to the most recent three volumes of almost sixty periodicals. As before, Hein will continue to offer access to the Brill | Nijhoff archival content with a three-year moving wall. As a result, Hein is now able to offer its worldwide customer base the option to access the entire history of this highly prestigious list in International Law.

Kevin Marmion, CEO of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. remarks: “We are excited to add more of Brill’s fine content to our platform, and to provide the opportunity for our customers to access the most current content under our new agreement.”

Sam Bruinsma, SVP Business Development at Brill, comments: “For 15 years the back volumes of our law periodicals have been available on HeinOnline with an embargo. We are confident that Hein’s global customer base will greatly appreciate the opportunity to finally get access to the most recent editions of these periodicals on their platform as well.”

The Brill | Nijhoff Current Content Collections are expected to launch first quarter 2019. For more information on this media alert please contact Sam Bruinsma, SVP Business Development at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 300+ journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has been serving the library community for more than 95 years as a legal publisher, periodical subscription agent, and the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. Hein’s research and reference tools for law, international relations, political science, and foreign affairs are among their most important contributions to the publishing world. HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 160 million pages and 200,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges an important research gap by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,600 law-related periodicals.

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Brill renews unique Open Access partnership with KITLV Society

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:17

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 12 December 2018

International publishing house Brill has renewed its partnership with the Dutch Society KITLV in the publication of two prestigious Open Access journals.

Brill and the Dutch Society for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) announce the renewal of their partnership in the publication of both internationally widely acclaimed journals The Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia (founded 1853) and The New West Indian Guide (1919). In this unique agreement Brill publishes both of its journals in Open Access, under sponsorship of the Society. At the same time the Society takes on full editorial responsibility, which is financially supported by Brill.

“This cooperation dates back to 2012 and we are delighted with this long-term renewal,” says Sam Bruinsma, Brill’s Senior Vice-president Business Development. “Its special character offers the best of both worlds: the editorial quality of our journals is being guaranteed while accepted manuscripts are published directly in Open Access without any fees for the authors, independent of their country of origin.”

Professor Susan Legêne, chair of the KITLV Society adds: “For us Brill is a publishing house that combines its role in publishing accessible contemporary research with opening up its impressive library of sometimes centuries old publications. By doing so, they are an important institute for the subject fields of the KITLV and it’s a privilege to be part of that.”

For more information, please contact Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About the KITLV
KITLV was founded in 1851 as a ‘Vereniging’, a members’ association. From its establishment in 1851 up to 2001, the management of the KITLV was the responsibility of the Board of the ‘Vereniging’ on behalf of its members. As of January 1st, 2001, the KITLV became an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). The ‘Vereniging’ remains the owner of all collections, which it has entrusted on 1 July 2014 to the Leiden University Library. The ‘Vereniging’ has continued its juridical position as publisher through cooperation with Brill. The goals of the ‘Vereniging’ include maintaining and expanding its collection with the aim to promote the study of the linguistics, ethnology and history Southeast Asia, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. Dissemination and disclosure, elucidation and explanation of sources, themes and subjects relevant to the Association are important to reach and inform scientific as well as wider audiences. For further information, please visit https://www.verenigingkitlv.nl/

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Information Rights for Records Managers

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 07:34

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Rights for Records Managers by Rachel Maguire, Records Manager and Data Protection Officer at the London School of Economics.

Information Rights is a term covering legislation that allows the request of information from a public sector organisation. This book will help records managers, information managers, archivists and librarians who find themselves with responsibility for managing information rights at their organisations.
Information Rights for Records Managers goes through the big three – Data Protection, Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations – but also the other legislation in this area that covers how to respond to requests for information. For those acting as an organisation’s expert in this area, this book will point to all the needed legislation.

Content covered includes:

• Freedom of Information – based on the UK and Scottish Acts, how to recognise a request and to how to draft a response
• Data Protection Act (DPA) to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the evolution from managing personal data under the old UK DPA to the new requirements of the GDPR and new UK DPA
• Data Protection requests – managing requests for and relating to personal data from data subjects
• Data Protection enquiries – covers the likely enquiries you will get from staff relating to data protection, including privacy notices and data protection impact assessments
• Environmental Information Regulations – based on the UK and Scottish Regulations, how to recognise and respond to requests for environmental information
• Records management – the basic methods of managing records so that you can easily respond to information rights requests
• Resources – links to the resources available online to help you with your information rights work.

Readership: The book will be useful reading for anyone who has responsibility, or is interested in taking on responsibility, for managing information rights in organisations including records managers, archivists, librarians and information managers. Its introductory nature will also mean that it will be very useful students and new professionals seeking to increase their knowledge.

Rachael Maguire is the Records Manager and Data Protection Officer at the London School of Economics, covering records management, data protection and freedom of information. She has been working in the fields of information management and information rights for two decades, mainly in the public sector. She has a Masters in Information Rights Law, is a Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and on the Accreditation Sub Committee of the IRMS, as well as on the Editorial Board of the Records Management Journal.

Information Rights for Records Managers | 224pp | paperback: 9781783302444 | £69.95 | hardback: 9781783302451 | £139.95 | eBook: 9781783302468

More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302444

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EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:18

~ Comprehensive Subject Index with Scholarly Journals Added to Linguistic Offerings from EBSCO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 11, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications for the past 200 years. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.

Linguistics Abstracts Online includes more than 800 journals with some dating back to 1911 and thousands of records with subject headings created by linguistics experts. The resource will benefit those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.

Materials in Linguistics Abstracts Online encompass the broad spectrum of linguistics and language study, including subject areas such as: applied linguistics, communication, computational linguistics, deaf studies and education, English language teaching, fluency disorders, language and cultures, phonetics and phonology, psychology, speech pathology, theoretical linguistics and many more.

Michael Laddin, Senior Vice President of Product Management for EBSCO Information Services, says Linguistics Abstracts Online will significantly enhance EBSCO’s subject indexes. "The acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley allows EBSCO to offer a premier, expert index through which researchers can find the best, highly authoritative content. Linguistics Abstracts Online enables EBSCO to offer more resources in an important subject area to researchers around the globe."

Linguistics Abstracts Online is an exceptional complement to EBSCO's MLA International Bibliography, which dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers. Subject indexes create a comprehensive and powerful research experience by enabling researchers to access the most relevant results with speed and efficiency. The work done by experts in the field to curate and classify materials and develop field-specific controlled vocabularies has tremendous value to librarians, faculty and students.

To learn more about Linguistics Abstracts Online please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/linguistics-abstracts-...

About Wiley
Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

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

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Equinox migrates Public Library of Catasauqua to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:38

Duluth, Ga., November 27, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Public Library of Catasauqua to Evergreen within the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

Equinox provided project management and configuration as part of the migration in addition to data hosting and support. To prepare for the migration remote and onsite training was provided by Equinox to the Public Library of Catasauqua staff.

“For library tech people, it is hard to think of anything more exciting than when the catalog of a previously unautomated library shows itself to the world,” said Scott Thomas, executive director of PaILS/SPARK. “This is what happened with the Public Library of Catasauqua on November 8th. Within a matter of weeks, they will have gone from a card catalog and a manual circulation system to giving patrons at-home access to their account and resources. This is in addition to the resources now included with sharing materials with the other nine libraries in Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. We here at PaILS are very pleased that, thanks to Evergreen and with the help of Equinox, we were able to make this possible.”

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's not often that we have the privilege of helping a formerly unautomated library join an Evergreen consortium," said Galen Charlton, implementation and services manager at Equinox, "but we are pleased to see Catasauqua join SPARK and wish the library every success."

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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EBSCO eBooks Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2018 Jisc Accessibility Audit

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:49

~ Recognized for Commitment to Improving the Accessibility of Digital Platforms ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 19, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 54 e-book platforms audited in the 2018 Jisc ASPIRE Accessibility National Audit. This honor recognizes organizations committed to improving the accessibility of digital platforms and the information provided to end users, librarians and disability services groups.

The ASPIRE (Accessibility Statements Promoting Improved Reading Experience) project works to improve the accessibility of digital products by encouraging publishers and platform providers to provide clear and centralized guidance to users and to continually improve the user experience of their products. One of the biggest studies of its kind, this large-scale project has helped drive discussion among publishers and platform providers to account for accessibility in all aspects of their e-book processes. Data for the 2018 ASPIRE project was compiled with assessments submitted by librarians, publishers, disability services teams, providers and other stakeholders in the library industry.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says this ranking reflects EBSCO’s significant commitment to improving the user experience with EBSCO eBooks™. “We were delighted to learn that our focused commitment to accessibility over the last few years has been recognized in the community. Participation in the ASPIRE project helped our eBooks team to continue the ongoing conversation around accessibility at EBSCO, and the outcome of the evaluation underscores the importance of continued investment in the accessibility of the EBSCO eBooks experience.”

Alistair McNaught, the ASPIRE Coordinator for Jisc, said that, "One of the best outcomes of this project has been the positive collaboration with suppliers. EBSCO's 'can do' attitude has been exemplary with benefits for all readers, particularly those with print disabilities."

In addition to participating in the ASPIRE project, EBSCO recently released several software changes to enhance the e-book experience, improving navigation options, and continues its commitment to working with publisher partners to evaluate their content and educate them on the importance of building in accessibility features into their files. The e-book download workflow has also been redesigned, and the recent release of DRM-free EBSCO eBooks offers improvements for accessibility. DRM-free e-books can be opened and read with any software that supports the file type, so DRM-free e-books are far more compatible with assistive technology like screen readers and text-to-speech tools than DRM-protected e-books which are limited to programs that support Adobe DRM.

EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

For more information about EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

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

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:10

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 November 2018

International scholarly publisher Brill expands its portfolio in the Social Sciences by adding two new interdisciplinary book series to the program: Critical Emotion Studies (CRES) and Theory Workshop - New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory (WSPT).

Critical Emotion Studies is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary series of monographs and edited volumes dedicated to the critical analysis of emotions, meaning that emotions are theorized as contextual, relational, and shifting. The series aims to promote research on issues that are connected to understanding emotions as socially constructed, tied to culture and history, expressed through language and deeply enmeshed in power relations. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/cres.

The Theory Workshop: New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory book series aims to publish work that interweaves social and political theory. The board welcomes studies that explore new approaches and novel cross-fertilizations between historical understanding and critical engagement with the present, between genealogy and ideological-critique, and between Anglo-American and Continental thought (and between these and thought in the Global South), in the examination of enduring questions and emergent topics. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/wspt.

For more information on these two new book series, contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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New edition of Philip Hider’s essential information organization textbook

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:45

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302239

The second edition of Information Resource Description provides an overview of the range of activities and the products of these activities collectively referred to as ‘information organization’ and will be ideal for LIS students, information professionals wishing to specialise in this field, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

Author Philip Hider said, “While much of the general thrust of the first edition of this book remains applicable, some of the specifics have changed in significant ways since it was published in 2012. The library cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access, has now been adopted by most libraries in the English-speaking world, and related standards such as BIBFRAME are coming into view as more concrete propositions. The book is fully updated to reflect these changes.”

The book explains how the various elements and values of descriptive metadata support a set of common information retrieval functions across a wide range of environments. Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary of the various fields and practices of information organization carried out by today’s information professionals and end-users.

Key topics and updates to the first edition include:

• discussion of big data vs the traditional database model
• introduces and applies the FRBR-LRM user tasks
• expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questions around Open Access
• new section on the history of information organization
• expanded discussion of the functions, economics and management of metadata
• a new section on mobile access.

David Bawden, Professor of Information Science at City, University of London and co-editor of Facet’s Foundations of the Information Sciences series, said, “As we enter the infosphere, and documents in an increasing variety of forms and media become ever more essential for our society, so the problems of organizing information increase. This second edition of Philip Hider's book addresses one essential component: the organizing of information resources through their description. Its focus on general principles expressed in different contexts, and its equal treatment of systems, sources and processes, makes it a valuable addition to the Foundations of the Information Sciences series.”

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

Email: [email protected]

Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata | October 2018 | 288pp | paperback: 9781783302239 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302246 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302253

Philip Hider is Head of the School of Information Studies and Professor of Library and Information Management at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has worked, taught and researched in the field of information organization in the UK, Singapore and Australia. He holds a PhD from City University, London and was made a Fellow of CILIP in 2004.

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

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The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki on Broadway

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:48

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki, a multimedia dramatic performance based on the award-winning book The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery, premieres on Broadway in a SOLD OUT performance on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre Row Theatres, 410 West 42nd Street, New York 10036, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. Next show is the Wednesday Matinee, November 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office or in advance online at: http://unitedsolo.org/us/theauschwitzvolunteer-2018-2/

One man volunteered for Auschwitz. This is his story.

Called “one of the great heroes of the 20th century” by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Pilecki’s bravery has few rivals. His story has been almost completely unknown, until now.

Starring and directed by Marek Probosz, with narration appearance by Terry Tegnazian, the show was adapted for the stage by Terry Tegnazian and Debra Gendel from The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery by Captain Witold Pilecki (Aquila Polonica 2012). This book was the first time that Pilecki’s most comprehensive report on his Auschwitz mission was translated and published in English.

Video trailer at http://www.polww2.com/PileckiBroadwayTrailer and download http://www.polww2.com/PileckiBroadwayPostcard

In September 1940, Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered for a secret undercover mission: get himself arrested by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz as a prisoner, in order to smuggle out intelligence to the Allies, and build a resistance organization among the prisoners. Pilecki accomplished this “mission impossible”—barely surviving nearly three years of brutality, starvation and disease before escaping.

The book received accolades from the New York Times Sunday Book Review, where it was named an Editors’ Choice, the Wall St. Journal, the New Republic, the Atlantic, Tablet Magazine, Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Journal, and numerous other sources. More info at http://www.polww2.com/AboutAuschwitzVolunteer.

Marek Probosz, a preeminent figure in European stage, television and film, has starred in over 50 films competing at key international festivals including Cannes, Venice and San Sebastian. He maintains a busy career as an actor, writer, director and producer in TV, film and stage in both Poland and the U.S., and also as Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater and Film Acting at UCLA in Los Angeles. Mr. Probosz earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Polish National Film, TV and Theater School in Łódź, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. More info at www.polww2.com/MarekProbosz

Terry Tegnazian is president and founder of Aquila Polonica Publishing, www.AquilaPolonica.com, an award-winning independent publisher based in Los Angeles, specializing in publishing the Polish WWII experience in English. The company is a member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Aquila Polonica’s titles are distributed to the trade in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand by National Book Network, www.nbnbooks.com, and are available from fine bookstores, online retailers, and all major wholesalers. More info at www.polww2.com/TerryTegnazian

Co-sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand, the Polish Consulate of Los Angeles, the Polish Consulate of New York, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. Co-financed in part with Polish diaspora funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

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Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Koha Integration with Edelweiss+Analytics

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:20

Duluth, Ga., November 6, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce a tool which facilitates export of data from Koha into Edelweiss, allowing for detailed collection analysis. Libraries who use Koha will be able to easily configure scheduled data exports from their Koha ILS into Edelweiss+Analytics.

“We are very excited to extend Edelweiss+ support to Koha users,” said Mike Rylander, president and founder of Equinox. “Equinox is always looking for ways to improve library services through partnerships, and Above the TreeLine has been extremely easy to work with."

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage open source solutions to best serve their patrons. They are passionate about the ongoing development of open source technologies for libraries. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Koha libraries with increased flexibility and resources.

“The teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline are both committed to supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup accelerated and 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 Above the Treeline started as a result of partnering to integrate Edelweiss+Analytics and Evergreen ILS, another open source solution supported by Equinox. The functionality for Evergreen was so popular with libraries that the team decided to expand the awesomeness to Koha.

Interested libraries using Koha should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and how it works here: http://www.abovethetreeline.com/koha.

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

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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American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services Extend Scholarship Opportunities to Librarians Outside United States to Attend ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:06

~ Librarians Residing Outside the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Receive up to $2,500
for Conference-Related Expenses ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 6, 2018 — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer three scholarships to librarians residing outside of the United States who are looking to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.

This year’s conference will take place from June 20 – 25 in Washington D.C. These scholarships will allow librarians from across the globe to take advantage of the conference’s professional development, educational and networking opportunities.

Each scholarship will provide up to $2,500 to defray the cost of conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast hosted by EBSCO.

The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2019, and entries will be evaluated by a jury designated by ALA. Candidates must be an ALA member and submit an essay that answers the question: “Libraries, librarians and researchers become more technologically sophisticated every day. What challenges do you hope technology can address in the next five years to meet the needs of librarians and researchers?”

To apply or learn more about the scholarship, visit: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/ebsco-ala-annual-conference-internationa....

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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Kathleen McEvoy
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