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Nate Cothran promoted to President of Backstage

LISWire - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 13:41

Contact:
Backstage Library Works
801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, Jun 23, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President. Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client’s workload.

Nate’s vision and dedication to effective leadership will be an integral part of Backstage’s continued rapid growth and expansion of capabilities. He will oversee sales and product management while leading Backstage in its mission to provide a full range of high quality,
cost-effective professional services. Nate will supervise operations in each Backstage location.

John Merrill is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the company and remains Backstage’s owner and chairman. He states:

“I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Nate Cothran as President of Backstage Library Works.

“As the owner of Backstage I’ve directed its fortunes since its inception in 1998. I absolutely believe Nate will lead the company to new heights of greater service to libraries.

“Nate has been successful in every assignment in his years at Backstage, from cataloger to technical services to project manager and product manager. Under his leadership our Authority Control group has become the industry standard for high quality, cost-effective services. He has earned the opportunity to pursue his commitment to excellence in a greater capacity.”

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: Backstage Library Worksbslw.comNate CothranJohn Merrillautomated serviesOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: Backstage Library WorksIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

The Emmaus Bible College Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:43

06/20/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Emmaus Bible College Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Emmaus Bible College Library, of Dubique, IA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 150,000 plus holdings from Winnebago Spectrum and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://lib.emmaus.edu/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's decision to partner with ByWater:

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the team at the Emmaus Bible College Library! Everyone involved in the migration to Koha has been enthusiastic and excited for the increase in functionality the will receive with the implementation of their new system. We look forward to a long and productive relationship!"

About the Emmaus Bible College
Established in 1941, Emmaus Bible College has developed a reputation worldwide for our trusted Bible teaching. Students from across North America and around the world continue to value studying the Word of God in a systematic way, and recent alumni can be found ministering in over 33 countries of the world. By design, Bible is their middle name, and providing biblical instruction continues to be a core element of their mission. For more information please visit: http://www.emmaus.edu/

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Facet Publishing appoint Taylor and Francis as exclusive agents in Australia and New Zealand

LISWire - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:46

Facet Publishing, publisher of academic and professional books for librarians, information scientists, archivists and records managers, has appointed Taylor and Francis as their exclusive agent in Australia and New Zealand.

Publishing Director Helen Carley said, “We are pleased to be working with Taylor and Francis to make our books widely available to our growing customer base through multiple channels in Australia and New Zealand”.

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Press contact:

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

Notes:

All orders in Australia and New Zealand should now go to:
Taylor and Francis Australia
Level 2, 11 Queens Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 8842 2420
Fax: +61 (0)3 8842 2424
Email: [email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireOrganization Type: PublisherIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2017

LISWire - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 05:09

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 19 June 2017

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill publishing is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (http://www.brill.com/news/brill-awarded-sheikh-zayed-book-award-publishi...) for publishing. The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals. This year, the Paper Prize will be hosted by Islamic Law and Society (www.brill.com/ils)

The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree no longer than 3 years before the submission deadline. For the submission requirements visit http://www.brill.com/brills-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-career...

The winner will be announced via Brill’s social media channels and email newsletter:
Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrillMidEastAfrica
Email Newsletter: subscribe at www.brill.com/email-newsletters

Past Results
The winner of the 2016 Paper Prize was Fatma Öncel, PhD Candidate at Boğaziçi University, Turkey. Her article "Land, Tax and Power in the Ottoman Provinces: The Malikane-Mukataa of Esma Sultan in Alasonya (c. 1780-1825)" was considered “a convincing and important contribution to the research field” and was published in the Turkish Historical Review (www.brill.com/thr).

The 2014 winner was Alexander E. Balistreri, then Ph.D. student at the Near Eastern Studies department at Princeton University. His article "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of Kadirbeyoglu Zeki Bey" was chosen as the best submission by the board of Brill's journal Die Welt des Islams (www.brill.com/wdi).

For more information about Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize, please contact: [email protected]

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, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 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.

Tags: Brillpaper prizeEarly Career PrizeIslamlawcompetitionwriting competitionOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthors

ByWater Solutions at Booth #4348 at ALA Annual 2017

LISWire - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:15

ByWater Solutions will be at ALA Annual this year at booth #4348. We’re going to do demos of our products and demonstrate highlights from the recent release.

General Koha Demos

Saturday, June 24: 11:30 am
Saturday, June 24: 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 25: 2:30 pm
Monday, June 26: 10:30 am

EBSCO EDS

(OPAC Search functionality and Configuration tools)

Saturday, June 24: 2:15 pm
Sunday, June 25: 9:45 am

Academic Success for your Students

(Course Reserves, Article Requests, Multi-item holds)

Saturday, June 24: 12:30 pm
Sunday, June 25: 1:30 pm

OPAC Design

(Checkout the new layout, Kids OPAC and see what you can to update your OPAC in a few easy steps)

Saturday, June 24: 1:30 pm
Sunday, June 25: 10:45 am

DIY for Your Patrons

(OPAC reset password, multi item holds, guarantor, privacy settings and SMS updates)

Saturday, June 24: 3:15 pm
Sunday, June 25: 11:45 am

Demos will be 15-20 minutes long.

If you can't make the scheduled times, we'd be happy to do on the fly demos and answer any questions you might have if you stop by at other times! Come meet Brendan, Josh, Todd, Adam, and Jessie at booth #4348 in Chicago. We hope to see you all soon!

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.

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourcekoha support. bywater solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

New book sets out a manifesto to make reading for everyone

LISWire - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:44

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Reading by Right: Successful strategies to ensure every child can read to succeed.

Literacy has been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Every child has a right to read and parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, booksellers, campaigners and policy makers have a social responsibility to ensure that they are able to exercise that right.

Joy Court’s new book, Reading by Right, reveals the strategies that are proving effective in overcoming barriers to reading from birth to teens. The book looks at practices and projects from around the globe and highlights the common principles and drivers that have generated success. The book sets out a manifesto to make reading for everyone including the pledges, “Everyone is a reader – regardless of their background or what others might think or say”, “Everyone should have access to content to read to borrow, buy or keep” and “Everyone benefits from the social and creative opportunities tied to reading”.

Joy said, “Because I am so passionate about the vital necessity of every child being able to read, I have become increasingly concerned about those children who either cannot or will not read: the reluctant, the disengaged, the struggling, the hard-to- reach. So when Facet approached me about editing another book for them, it was these children and young people that came to mind”.

The book features an illustrated foreword by former UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell and contains a collection of chapters from international experts covering aspects of overcoming reading difficulties or reading reluctance in children and young people.

Joy Court is Chair of the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals Working Party. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the English Association and a Trustee and National Council member of UKLA. She is Reviews Editor for The School Librarian and author of Read to Succeed (Facet, 2011).

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Link to the cover image: http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302093.jpg
Reading by Right: Successful strategies to ensure every child can read to succeed | Jun 2017 | 256pp | paperback: 9781783302093 | £54.95 | hardback: 9781783302109 | £109.95 | eBook: 9781783302116

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.

Contributors:

Chris Riddell, UK Children’s Laureate 2015-2017

Rose Brock, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Sam Houston State University, USA

Alison Brumwell, freelance education and literacy consultant, Leeds, UK

Wendy Cooling, Head of children’s section, BookTrust

Prue Goodwin, freelance lecturer in literacy and children’s books

Mervi Heikkilä, Director of Libraries in Seinäjoki, Finland

Jake Hope, reading development and children’s book consultant

Teri S. Lesesne, Professor, Department of Library Science, Sam Houston State University, USA

Yeojoo Lim, adjunct faculty member, Hansung University, South Korea

Ginny Lunn, CEO, Beanstalk

Hilary Mason, education consultant, trainer and writer

Amy McKay, school librarian, Corby, Northamptonshire, UK

Alexandra Strick, specialist in the field of children’s books and disability/diversity

Sara Tuisku, Finnish-language, culture and communication professional

Tags: reading for pleasurereluctant readersSchool Librariesteaching of readingreading recoveryreading clubsBeanstalkinclusionBookstartdiversityshadowingoutreachreading groupsOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: School Librarians

EBSCO Information Services Expands Analytics and Assessment Team Hiring John McDonald as Director of Product Management

LISWire - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:50

~ John McDonald brings Extensive Analytics Experience to New Role to Improve Library Decision Making ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 14, 2017 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its Analytics and Assessment team, hiring John McDonald as Director of Product Management. In this role, McDonald will work with libraries to provide advanced decision-making support and intelligence.

McDonald has a strong background in academic services and library management, spanning more than 18 years. Most recently, he served as Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California Libraries. Prior positions include Chief Information Officer and Library Director at Claremont Colleges. Prior to joining Claremont, he was the Acquisitions Librarian at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). During his tenure at CalTech, he was a key team member responsible for developing and implementing the first OpenURL resolver system in an academic research library.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms, John Law, says McDonald is the ideal individual to provide libraries with the best information to guide their decision-making and ultimately optimize their performance. “John brings an extensive amount of experience in academic services. With recent advancements in big data, predictive analytics and visualization technologies, the time is right for libraries to discover opportunities for delivering the best services to their institutions and patrons.”

McDonald, who has a strong passion and commitment to improving the library experience, says he looks forward to working with EBSCO to address the issues that librarians face in collecting, storing and leveraging data. “EBSCO is in a great position to provide libraries with high-quality decision support information to improve their services and collections. I’m looking forward to working with my peers in the academic space and leveraging that institutional knowledge to develop customizable solutions.”

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science in History and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences.

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 ServiceslibrariesSaaSLibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

The New England Institute of Technology goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:08

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The New England Institute of Technology goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the New England Institute of Technology Library, of East Greenwich, RI. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from TLC and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://libcatalog.neit.edu/

Nathan Curulla, ByWater's CRO and Co-Owner commented on the library's decision to move to ByWater support:

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the team at New England Tech. Koha is a great match for the library and we are excited that they were able to take advantage of our new, updated public catalog! "

About the New England Institute of Technology:
As a leader in technical career education in Southeastern New England, Rhode Island's New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical university offering Associate, Bachelor’s, Master's and Online Degrees in over 50 programs. Each one has been thoughtfully designed with input from both educators and industry experts. The focus at New England Tech is to give each student a solid balance: a base of analytical skills with hands-on training. Most of our Associate Degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months and our Bachelor's Degree programs in as little as 3 years. Today, enrollment has grown to 3,000 students. For more information please visit: http://www.neit.edu/About-Us/Overview

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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

EBSCO, in Partnership with American Library Association, Awards Scholarships for Librarians to Attend 2017 Annual Conference

LISWire - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:31

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 6, 2017 — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are making it easier for seven librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference after winning EBSCO-ALA scholarships.. Each scholarship provides up to $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel and other expenses to the conference taking place in Chicago on June 22-27.

These awards are given annually to help facilitate the rich opportunities for professional development and networking that the conference offers librarians. Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury.

The scholarship winners include five first-time attendees from the U.S. and beyond. The winners are:
• Elizabeth DeZouche, Instruction Librarian, Thomas University Library, Thomasville, Georgia.
• Hannah Buckland, Director of Library Services, Bezhigoogahbow Library, Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota.
• Heather Brown, Teacher & Librarian (Grades K-8), St. Joseph School, Herndon, Virginia.
• Iman Powe-Maynard, School Librarian, Leonard Dober Elementary, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
• Lauren Seegmiller, Public Services Apprentice, Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
• Ramon Masis Rojas, Associate Professor, Library Information Science School, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
• Regina Sierra Carter, Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay explaining how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. Hannah Buckland of the Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota wrote how “the knowledge…and connections [she] make[s]” at the conference would help to “continue innovating digital literacy outreach across the [Leech Lake] Reservation.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, June 25th.

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.

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

Tags: alaScholarshipIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCO

The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:14

6/6/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944

[email protected]

The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Heath Sciences Library at New York Medical College, of Valhalla, NY. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 40,000 plus holdings from Voyager and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library’s implementation of Koha also interfaces with the Summon Discovery System that is being utilized by the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://nymclibrary.bywatersolutions.com/.

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New York Medical College (NYMC) serves the three schools of New York Medical College and affiliated members of the NYMC community and their programs at approximately two dozen clinical sites. In serving this diverse clientele the HSL offers a full range of services and facilities: comfortable study space for students, group study rooms, up-to-date computing facilities and networks, and training rooms on campus. A wide array of the most appropriate resources are purchased, many of which are remotely accessible to our students, residents and faculty, who are spread geographically from Staten Island to Kingston to Danbury, CT. Expert health sciences librarians have developed training programs that are designed to meet the current and emerging information management needs of our community. In addition, the HSL is committed to conducting outreach programs for the seven county Hudson Valley region of New York State.

About New York Medical College:
Since 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has trained generations of students from all over the world to deliver skilled and compassionate medical care, explore the basic science questions that lead to important discoveries, and provide leadership in the field of public health and essential services to people with specialized care needs.

With three schools – School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and School of Health Sciences and Practice – on one campus in Westchester County, New York, NYMC offers a large catchment area that enables our students to treat and work with culturally and economically diverse populations, and pursue a wide range of career, residency and internship opportunities. Our affiliate hospitals are some of the finest in the tri-state area, and our faculty is unsurpassed in their dedication and skill. For more information please visit: https://www.nymc.edu/about-nymc/

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

The ‘why-to’ as well as the ‘how-to’ textbook for archivists

LISWire - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:04

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Laura A Millar’s Archives: Principles and practices

Originally published in 2010, the second edition of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning textbook, Archives: Principles and practices, has been extensively revised to address the impact of digital technologies on records and archives.

Written in clear language with lively examples, the book introduces core archival concepts, explains best-practice approaches and discusses the central activities that archivists need to understand to ensure the documentary materials in their charge are cared for as effectively as possible.

Author Laura A Millar said, “Archivists search, sometimes in vain, for a balance between abstract theory and traditional practice, both of which can become increasingly arcane or impractical over time. My book seeks to strike a balance between principles and practices. It is as much a ‘why-to’ book as a ‘how-to’ book”.

Part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series, this book will be essential reading for archival practitioners, archival studies students and professors, librarians, museum curators, local authorities, small governments, public libraries, community museums, corporations, associations and other agencies with archival responsibility.

Laura A Millar is an independent consultant in the fields of records, archives and information management, publishing and education. She has taught records, archives and information management courses in universities and colleges in Canada and internationally and is the author of dozens of books and articles on a range of topics. In 2010, the first edition of Archives: Principles and practices was awarded the prestigious Waldo Gifford Leland Award from the Society of American Archivists in recognition of its ‘superior excellence and usefulness in the fields of archival history, theory, or practice.’

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Link to the cover image: http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302062.jpg

Archives: Principles and practices| May 2017 | 352pp | paperback: 9781783302062| £49.95 | hardback: 9781783302079 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302086

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: archivistarchival sciencearchive administrationrecords managementrecordkeepingrespect des fondspreservationdigitizationOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

Backstage publishes “Vital Statistics for Authority Control”

LISWire - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 19:32

Contact:
Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, June 2, 2017 — Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) recently conducted a detailed assessment of authority control processing timelines. The published report is a guide to help libraries plan and execute authority control projects most realistic to their schedules and deadlines.

Read the report here: http://bslw.com/authority_control/statistics

The guide sheds light on variables that affect contract-to-processing time, items that libraries can take care of before sending records for processing, the average number of months a library will take from the time of contract-signing to processing, and the time records will be out of a library’s system during authority processing. In the report, Backstage also recommends the time a library should allow for discussions, testing, and profiling.

The report aggregates three years of data, from 2014 through 2016, for authority control projects at academic, public, and special libraries, as well as library consortia. Collection sizes range from 40,000 bibliographic records to databases of several million records.

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Backstage Library WorksBSLWauthority controlauthority control processingauthority recordsbibliographic recordsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: Backstage Library WorksIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

The San Diego County Public Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:48

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The San Diego County Public Law Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the San Diego Law Library, of San Diego, CA, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's four branches, and 150,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.sandiegolawlibrary.org/

Laurel Moran, Head of Core Operations at the library, commented on their experience moving to Koha with ByWater:

"We are having a great time exploring our new system and will soon enjoy bringing our library members some exciting new changes in functionality. We especially appreciate the partnership aspects of belonging to the Koha community and ByWater Solutions support. We received excellent training from Jessie and others at ByWater before our Go Live. The entire migration process was a great opportunity to re-examine all of our processes and I believe it has made us a better library in many ways. We are glad we made the change!"

About the San Diego Law Library:
Since 1891 the San Diego Law Library has provided free legal information to county residents.  We are open to everyone in 4 convenient locations in Vista, El Cajon, Chula Vista, and downtown San Diego. We are a no-frills operation. There are 23 of us dedicated to serving our community.  But we cannot do it alone. Through programs and outreach events, we partner with the bar associations, public libraries, schools, business groups, the courts and government agencies to provide access to the laws that can bring real justice to those seeking its help. You will find that we are a small but mighty force for the public good. For more information please visit: http://sandiegolawlibrary.org/

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: LibraryCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

The Marshall County Public Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 08:31

5/23/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Marshall County Public Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Marshall County Public Library System, of Benton, KY. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 157,000 plus holdings from Follett and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system's three branches and one bookmobile.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.marshallcolibrary.org/.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's decision to move to Koha:

"We are very excited to have the chance to partner with the Marshall County Public Library System's team of enthusiastic and skilled librarians for their implementation of Koha! The ideals and values embodied in the spirit of open source are a perfect match for those of the greater library community and we are excited to help empower the team with the next step ILS technology."

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Nazareth

LISWire - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:36

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DULUTH, Ga., May 23, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

Nazareth brings an additional 55,000 bibliographic records and 19,000 patrons into the growing SPARK consortium. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Nazareth is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

The library’s Executive Director, Holly Bennett, had this to say, “The decision to migrate the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to the SPARK consortium was based on three elements. First, our staff recognized the robust search and workflow capabilities of the Evergreen platform. Second, it was apparent that the technology behind the Evergreen system would provide the opportunity to evolve into a premiere library with possibilities to improve our daily tasks and service offerings. Finally, the support and dedication of the SPARK consortium reassured the Nazareth Library Staff that this change will help us better serve our patrons.

The Equinox and SPARK migration team provided top-notch, professional guidance through our transition and training. Our staff is very grateful for their continued support and look forward to the professional camaraderie with the other members of the SPARK community.”

Grace Dunbar, Vice President of Equinox, said, “It is a pleasure to provide the services necessary to allow our Evergreen customer’s consortia to grow and flourish. We look forward to a long partnership with Nazareth and the entire PaILS SPARK consortium.”

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. EquinoxconsortiumOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

In this post-truth world, can we still rely on archives to tell the truth?

LISWire - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Silence of the Archive by David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson

In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of facts and the hope of future generations for uncovering ‘what actually happened’. The reality is, however, that for all sorts of reasons the record may not have been preserved or survived in the archive. In fact, the record may never have even existed – its creation being as imagined as is its contents. And even if it does exist, it may be silent on the salient facts, or it may obfuscate, mislead or flat out lie.

The Silence of the Archive, written by three expert and knowledgeable archivists, with a foreword by Anne J. Gilliland, draws attention to the many limitations of archives and the inevitability of their having parameters.

Co-author David Thomas said, "In The Silence of the Archive, we explore the question of whether archives are all that they seem. Are there silences, omissions and falsehoods which undermine their truth claims? Are their holdings, as some of us were taught, the unselfconscious products of administrative processes, or are they the products of powers relations? Is there a democratic deficit in archives?"

The book, part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series, will make compelling reading for professional archivists, records managers and records creators, postgraduate and undergraduate students of history, archives, librarianship and information studies, as well as academics and other users of archives.

About the authors:

David Thomas is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. Previously, he worked at The National Archives where he was Director of Technology and was responsible for digital preservation and for providing access to digital material.

Simon Fowler is an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Dundee where he teaches a course on military archives. Previously he worked at The National Archives for nearly thirty years.

Dr Valerie Johnson is Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives. She has worked as an archivist and a historian in the academic, corporate and public sectors.

Contributors:

Anne J Gilliland is Professor, Department of Information Studies, Director, Center for Information as Evidence, University of California, USA.

​The series editor: Geoffrey Yeo is honorary researcher in archives and records management at University College London (UCL), London.

About the book:

The Silence of the Archive | May 2017 | 224pp
Paperback: 9781783301553 | Hardback: 9781783301560 | eBook: 9781783301577
http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301553

About the series:

http://facetpublishing.co.uk/category.php?category_code=607&series=y

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireTags: archivesArchival Turnarchival sciencepost-truthIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Accel5™

LISWire - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:39

~ New Micro-Learning Solution Helps Busy Professionals Sharpen Soft Skills in Five Minutes or Less ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 22, 2017 — Accel5™, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

Accel5 provides concise, actionable content to enable employees to develop critical soft skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, innovation, managing change and many more. Content is designed to be consumed in five minutes or less, making Accel5 ideal for busy professionals at all career levels—from millennials to seasoned executives.

Accel5 uniquely enables employees to learn from the best of the best in three different formats: videos, book summaries and articles. Brand new videos feature thought leaders such as Dan Pink, Liz Wiseman, Marshall Goldsmith and Tim Sanders. Books from top authors and publishers, including Harvard Business Review Press, are summarized in audio and text with a focus on key takeaways. Articles from key business magazines provide important insights. Concepts and ideas are diverse and actionable so employees can put learnings into practice immediately. Fresh content is added daily to support continuous, self-directed learning.

EBSCO Corporate Solutions Vice President of Product Management Tad Goltra says Accel5 provides time-pressed professionals the ability to learn on their own schedule. “Employees are busier than ever, but skills development is still critical. We created Accel5 to enable employees to learn in short bursts, whether waiting for a train, during lunch or between meetings. Not everyone has time for e-learning courses, but most of us can find five minutes to watch a best practices video or read or listen to a book summary.”

Accel5 is accessible via a modern, fully mobile responsive interface that gives users seamless access to content anytime, anywhere, on any device. Accel5 is easily integrated into a company’s existing Learning Management System, SharePoint or other platform, and can be customized to meet a company’s learning priorities and branding requirements.

For more information about Accel5, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/corporations/accel5

About EBSCO Corporate Solutions
EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services, provides premium information and tools to help employees advance their research and grow professionally. Our Corporate Learning products include Accel5™ which provides best practices to facilitate soft skills development. Our business research and R&D products include Business Source® Corporate Plus a comprehensive collection of full-text business magazines and journals, research reports, news sources and company information. We also offer EBSCO Discovery Service™, an enterprise research platform that provides a single search of the world’s largest collection of premium business and STM content, as well as e-books, e-journals, e-packages and subscription management services.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCO Corporate SolutionsEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCOAccel5Corporate LearningMicro-learningBusiness Book SummariesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Equinox adds Haslet

LISWire - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:45

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DULUTH, Ga., May 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Haslet Public Library to Evergreen within the North Texas Library Consortium.

Haslet joins the North Richland Hills Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and eleven other libraries on a shared Evergreen system. Equinox performed the migration services, including bibliographic data extraction, policy configuration, and project management. The addition of Haslet brings nearly 20,000 more bibliographic records into the consortium, allowing patrons at all libraries to benefit from expanded choices.

Barbara Thompson, Director of Haslet Public Library, was quoted as saying, “Haslet is excited to offer the opportunities that being in the North Texas Library Consortium presents. The migration has been a smooth process with great support from Equinox and the consortium.”

Equinox Project Manager, Erica Rohlfs, had this to say about the project, “It was exciting to be a part of Haslet’s migration and to witness NTLC’s continued growth. The Haslet staff, along with Geoff Sams [Library Manager, Roanoke Public Library], worked hard to make this a successful migration.”

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 2000 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. EquinoxEvergreen ILSOpen Source ILSconsortiumintegrated library systemsOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill releases 21 Books in Open Access via Knowledge Unlatched

LISWire - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:41

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 18 May 2017

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, releases another 21 books in Open Access via library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

Knowledge Unlatched brings academic libraries and publishers together to create a sustainable route for Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

The recently unlatched collection with over 300 titles includes 21 Brill books in fields such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Classics, and Religious Studies. There’s no extra charge for authors for their Open Access titles to be included in KU. All titles are available with a CC BY-NC license on OAPEN, the HathiTrust, as well as Brill’s own Books and Journals platform to guarantee the widest possible electronic distribution. On the Brill platform, individual customers may acquire a MyCopy paperback version of each Open Access title for just 25 Euro / 25 USD.

With the 21 books funded through Knowledge Unlatched Brill’s Open Access book program is growing to more than 220 titles, making Brill one of the most successful Open Access book publishers in the Humanities. Services to authors include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production to highest standards, print publication, compliance support, marketing and distribution. For more information on Brill Open please visit www.brill.com/brillopen.

Knowledge Unlatched has recently started to collect funding for the 2017 collection. Brill is participating again with several books as well as three journals.

For questions about this media alert please contact Jasmin Lange, Director Business Development at Brill (+31 (0)71-53 53 428 or [email protected]).

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, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 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.

About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched is an Open Access cooperative funding Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded by Frances Pinter in 2012, the initiative has so far unlatched nearly 500 titles and just launched its fourth round, KU Select 2017 with 364 titles.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-releases-21-books-open-access-knowledge-...

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

The Salinas Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:20

5/16/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Salinas Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Salinas Public Library, of Salinas, CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 190,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system's three branches; The John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan Libraries.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://salinas.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, ByWater's CRO and Co-Owner commented on the library's decision to move to ByWater support:

"One of the greatest benefits to adopting an open source solution such as Koha is its freedom from vendor lock in. With Koha, vendors compete for a library's business based on service, and libraries have the choice of over 40 vendors to provide support for this one product. We are thrilled that the services ByWater provides line up with the needs and wants of the Salinas Public Library and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them!"

About the Salinas Public Library:
The Salinas Public Library houses over 190,000 volumes in English and Spanish and serves a population of over 150,000. The Library provides free Internet access and is well known for its innovative youth programming such as poetry slams. The Library celebrated its centennial in September 2009. The Library's Mission is to encourage reading, the appreciation of books, and to provide materials and services to help members of the community meet their personal, informational, educational, and cultural needs. For more information please visit: http://www.salinaspubliclibrary.org

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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

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