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The Camden County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - 13 hours 19 min ago

4/25/2017

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

The Camden County 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 Camden County Library System, of Voorhees, NJ, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library system's eight public libraries, one community college library, and 450,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library system circulates over 1 million items per year to their user base of roughly 323,000. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://camden.bywatersolutions.com/

Jane Leven, Head of IT at the library system, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"Switching from proprietary to open source software was a great decision for us. We have so much more flexibility and control over our own data, and with the money we saved, we were able to invest in catalog enhancements and some other new services. Migrating to Koha has allowed us to provide a superior experience for both staff and patrons."

About the Camden County Library System:
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission. For more information please visit: http://www.camdencountylibrary.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: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Health, Dartmouth and Option Grid™ Collaborative Founders Join Forces to Improve Patient Engagement and Evidence-based Shared Decision Making

LISWire - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:17

~ Providers of DynaMed Plus® and Option Grid™ Decision Aids Come Together to Create the Future of Well-Informed Patient/Doctor Discussions for Choosing Healthcare Options ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 19, 2017 — EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus®, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.

Shared decision making is becoming an essential part of the patient-doctor relationship and an emerging focus in health care. The National Learning Consortium of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says shared decision making is important in situations where “there is no single ‘right’ health care decision.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of HHS sees shared decision making as a way to provide consistent, evidence-based information to patients and “increase knowledge, improve risk estimates, increase patient’s involvement in decisions, and help clarify treatment preferences.”

Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences and values, and arrive at informed decisions. State and national efforts to require and incentivize shared decision making are underway, including legislative changes in Washington State that afford enhanced legal protection to physicians who use evidence-based decision aids, requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the use of evidence-based decision aids to be eligible for payment for certain procedures, and the availability of funding opportunities from CMS to test shared decision making models.

Option Grid decision aids are brief, easy-to-read decision aids that can be used in the clinical encounter, allowing patients and their doctors to compare healthcare options based on high-quality, evidence-based answers to patients’ commonly asked questions. Research shows Option Grid decision aids increase patient knowledge and shared decision making without increasing the length of a clinical visit.

Since 2012, TDI has operated the Option Grid Collaborative — a network of researchers, practitioners and other individuals who have developed and disseminated Option Grid decision aids. The Option Grid Collaborative was founded by Glyn Elwyn, MD PhD, and Marie-Anne Durand, PhD, CPsychol, professors at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, who are key opinion leaders in the field of shared decision making, having published international research and served on national advisory committees in United States and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Elwyn notes that, as the demand for shared decision making resources increased, the Option Grid Collaborative recognized that a much larger-scale operation than that conducted by the Collaborative was required to keep pace with this demand. “As we began mapping out how to expand, we realized that EBSCO Health, with its product experience and search expertise, its evidence-based expertise, and its technological savvy has the wherewithal to expand significantly the resources needed to support shared decision making.” Professors Elwyn and Durand will serve as consultants to EBSCO Health, applying their expertise to the development and dissemination by EBSCO Health of new patient decision aids. Dartmouth will serve as EBSCO Health’s “preferred academic research partner” for conducting research primarily on the Option Grid decision aids that are developed by EBSCO Health.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says as a point-of-care provider, EBSCO Health is always looking for ways to impact the clinical workflow. “We created DynaMed Plus as a reaction to the way clinicians search for information and their research expectations. This research allowed DynaMed Plus to better fit into the clinical workflow and we expect to take the same approach with shared decision making. By having resources available during a patient/doctor encounter, shared decision making is more natural and better informs treatment decisions.”

An April 4, 2017 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Prime Time for Shared Decision Making” calls for “the implementation of high-quality and achievable shared decision making,” including trustworthy decision aids that can be easily integrated into clinical practice with minimal burden. EBSCO Health believes that the new generation of EBSCO Health Option Grid decision aids will provide a considerable step forward to achieving that vision, allowing shared decision making to become a reality in the routine practice of healthcare.

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

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: EBSCO HealthEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCODynaMedDynaMed PlusMedical LibrarianTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

The College for Creative Studies goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:12

4/18/2017

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

The College for Creative Studies 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 College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, MI, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha hosting and support services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://lib.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the College for Creative Studies and have loved working with the team in the library to mold Koha to fit the needs of this unique institution. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the College for Creative Studies and greatly appreciate their decision to move to Koha and ByWater."

About the College for Creative Studies:
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. CCS, located in midtown Detroit, strives to provide students with the tools needed for successful careers in the dynamic and growing creative industries. CCS fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, engage their responsibilities as citizens, and learn throughout their lives. With world-class faculty and unsurpassed facilities, students learn to be visual communicators who actively use art and design toward the betterment of society. The College is a major supplier of talent to numerous industries, such as transportation, film and animation, advertising and communications, consumer electronics, athletic apparel, and many more. Its graduates are exhibiting artists and teachers, design problem solvers and innovators, as well as creative leaders in business. For more information please visit: http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.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

The workplace remains a ‘new frontier’ for those who research and think about Information Literacy

LISWire - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:30

13/4/2017

For immediate release

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Literacy in the Workplace, edited by Marc Forster with a foreword by Jane Secker

In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into their knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills.

Using a range of new perspectives from contributors including Christine S Bruce, Annemaree Lloyd, Bonnie Cheuk, Andrew Whitworth and Stéphane Goldstein, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers.

Editor, Marc Forster said, “This book includes new theories on how IL functions and manifests itself in the workplace; and new methods for developing IL in professional groups, and fostering information-literate workplaces. All of this should be of value to library and information professionals and researchers as they attempt to survey the wide and complex workplace information horizon.”

Dr Marc Forster is a librarian at the University of West London, looking after the needs of the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. His research interests include Information Literacy’s role in learning and in the performance of the professional role.

Contributors:

Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group

Christine S. Bruce, Professor, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology

Bonnie Cheuk, Executive, Euroclear

Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director, InformAll

Annemaree Lloyd, Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås

Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor, Information Management, University of West London

Elham Sayyad Abdi, Associate Lecturer, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology

Mary M. Somerville, University Librarian for University of the Pacific Libraries in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California, USA

Andrew Whitworth, Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

Ends

Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:
Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301324.jpg?L=0O149192...

Information Literacy in the Workplace | Apr 2017 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783301324 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783301331 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783301348

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.

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: ILOrganizational learningEvidence based librarianshipKnowledge creationInformation ethicsLegal informationBusiness informationMedical informationIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

Blake Austin College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:25

4/11/2017

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

Blake Austin 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 Library at Blake Austin College, of Vacaville, CA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.blakeaustincollege.edu/

About Blake Austin College:
Blake Austin College’s vision is to provide each student a quality educational experience in a safe, environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence. Our hands-on approach supports the student from the introduction of training through the employment process. We are dedicated to providing education programs that are relevant to current employment demands.

Blake Austin College staff and faculty are challenged to administer to each individual and is receptive to each student’s needs, ability and capacity to learn. Each person on our staff supports our goals to do what is right for the right reason and to help a fellow human succeed with confidence, respect and dignity.

At Blake Austin College, our nationally accredited programs represent the real-world, real knowledge, hands-on skills and preparation for licensure for all programs. At Blake Austin College you will graduate job-ready, prepared to excel in your career. With our certificate programs you get a quality education so you can start working within your chosen career field upon graduation and licensure.

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 open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Launches New Journal: Shii Studies Review

LISWire - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:44

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 11 April 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal: Shii Studies Review, in collaboration with Professor Sabine Schmidtke and Dr Hassan Ansari, General Editors, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.

Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Shii thought and traditions, spanning across Brill publishing areas, such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Iran and Persian Studies, Asian Studies (Central and South Asia), Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History.

Shii Studies Review will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue will be published this April and is dedicated to Professor Hossein Modarressi in recognition of his enormous contributions to Shii Studies.

Shii Studies Review’s advisory board member Professor Etan Kohlberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) said that "with the greatly increased interest in Shiism in recent years, this new peer-reviewed journal provides a much-needed forum for informed, reliable and up-to-date studies on the history, culture, law, philosophy and literature of Shiism in its variegated forms. Led by an international editorial and advisory board, the journal takes a broad perspective on the rich traditions of Shiism within the general field of Islamic studies, and should thus be welcomed by both specialists and students."

“This new journal fits in very well with Brill’s wider publishing portfolio and with our current strategy within the Islamic Studies publishing program to embrace diverse scholarly traditions,” says Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal at Brill. “Shii Studies Review with its new accompanying book series, Shii Islam: Texts and Studies, is yet another important addition to our growing scholarly forum for research on Shiism, which also includes the Encyclopaedia Islamica and two recently added book series on Shiism.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts on Shii thought and traditions, and can be reached at [email protected].

For general information about this journal, please contact Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit brill.com/SSR.

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

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, 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.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-shii-studies-review

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Cutting through the complexity of electronic resources management

LISWire - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:52

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat’s Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management.

Electronic and digital resources are dynamic and ever-changing and there is an increasing demand for competent professionals to manage them. Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management cuts through the complexity and serves as an invaluable introduction to those entering the field as well as a ready reference guide for current practitioners.

The authors said, “Electronic resources are a reality for libraries today, yet information professionals both experienced and new to the field face a steep learning curve when keeping up with the ever-evolving world of electronic resources management. This book aims to provide hands-on tools that can be used on the job, from beginning to end of the electronic resources lifecycle. It also provides information about the current marketplace and industry practices, putting the work of libraries into context with their external partners.”

The book covers:

• the full range of purchasing options, from unbundling package subscriptions to pay per view
• evaluating both new content and current resources
• common clauses in licensing agreements and what they mean
• selecting and managing open access resources
• understanding methods of e-resources access authentication
• using a triage approach to troubleshoot electronic resources access issues
• the basic principles of usage statistics, and ways to use COUNTER reports when evaluating renewals
• tips for activating targets in a knowledge base
• marketing tools and techniques
• clear explanations of jargon, important terms, and acronyms.

Alana Verminski is the collection development librarian at the Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont.

Kelly Marie Blanchat is the electronic resources support librarian at Yale University Library.

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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: Link to the cover image:http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302307.jpg

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management | Mar 2017 | 264pp | paperback: 9781783302307 | £54.95
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.

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: electronic resouceslibrary resouceslibrary vendoropen accessopen access resourcessubscriptionIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrarians

Three Brill Journals Accepted to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index

LISWire - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 05:40

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 3 April 2017

Brill is proud to inform you that three of its journals have been accepted for inclusion in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index® (Clarivate Analytics).

The three accepted journals are:
Biblical Interpretation, the journal on various aspects of critical biblical scholarship in a complex global context (brill.com/BI);
Islamic Law and Society, which discusses historical, juridical and social-scientific perspectives on Islamic law, including current legal issues and legislation (brill.com/ILS);
Oriens, dedicated to extending the knowledge of intellectual history and developments in the rationalist disciplines in Islamic civilization, with a special emphasis on philosophy, theology, and science (brill.com/ORIE).

With the addition of these journals, 111 Brill journals have been selected for coverage in Web of Science (including Emerging Sources Citation Index). Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline. Visit http://wokinfo.com/ for more information.

For more information on this media alert please contact Ove Kähler, Director Program Management & Global Distribution, at [email protected].

For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954.

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.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/three-brill-journals-accepted-arts-and-humanit...

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Brill Joins Jisc Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot in the UK

LISWire - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:55

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 31 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has joined a UK pilot project organized by Jisc, the Digital Archival Collections group purchasing pilot, aimed at lowering the costs of purchasing digital archival collections for UK university libraries and increasing access to important resources of primary source material.

Jisc, a non-profit organization, provides digital services and solutions for higher education in the UK. By organizing a group-purchasing pilot, Jisc aims to support Higher Education institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The pilot leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs and will run from mid-March to July 2017. University libraries will be able to pledge for the collections they’re most interested in any time between March and mid-July through the Jisc Collections web site. The final cost of each resource will be calculated based on the collective number of pledges from institutions on any resources on offer by each of the participating publishers, resulting in significant savings than offered previously. Brill is one of three participating publishers.

The following Brill digital archival collections are available via the Jisc pilot:

• Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- : The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”
• Classic Mexican Cinema Online
• Book Sales Catalogues Online
• Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists
• Codices Vossiani Latini Online
• Codices Hugeniani Online
• North China Daily News Online

For more information about this pilot, please visit https://digitisation.JiscJiscinvolve.org/wp/2017/03/07/new-group-purchas... or contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director (EMEA and South Asia) at Brill, at [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 Jisc
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
We:
• Operate shared digital infrastructure and services
• negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and
• provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.
For further information, please contact [email protected].

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-joins-jisc-digital-archival-collections-...

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Kroski’s hands-on sourcebook for makerspaces

LISWire - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:11

29/3/2017

For immediate release

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook.

Makerspaces are drawing new users into libraries and engaging them as never before. Edited by technology expert Ellyssa Kroski, The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook, is a must-read for any librarian using technology in teaching and learning as well as those considering whether to set up a makerspace, or with one already up and running.

Ellyssa Kroski said, “The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook aims to be an essential all-in-one guidebook to the maker realm written specifically for librarians. I hope it will inspire readers through practical projects that they can implement in their libraries right now. The book is jam-packed with instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, and will be well-suited for any librarian seeking to learn about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today.”

The book:
• shows readers how to start their own makerspace from the ground up, covering strategic planning, funding sources, starter equipment lists, space design, and safety guidelines
• discusses the transformative teaching and learning opportunities that makerspaces offer, with tips on how to empower and encourage a diverse maker culture within the library
• delves into 11 of the essential technologies and tools most commonly found in makerspaces, ranging from 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and wearable electronics to CNC, Lego, drones, and circuitry kits.

Ellyssa Kroski is Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute, as well as an award winning editor and author. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. Her professional portfolio is located at www.ellyssakroski.com.

Ends

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

Notes:
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The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook | Mar 2017 | 400pp | paperback: 9781783302291 | £69.95

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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Holley Dumble Joins EBSCO Information Services as Vice President for Oceania

LISWire - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:22

~ New Leadership in Oceania Expands Focus on Customers, Technology, Sales and Service ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 28, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has welcomed Holley Dumble as Vice President over-seeing universities, TAFEs, hospitals, corporations, government, state libraries, public libraries and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Fiji. Ms. Dumble will lead teams in these regions, and bring her experience to further enhance the value that EBSCO brings to customers in the territory.

Qualified in library and information management, Ms. Dumble has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of sales, technical and customer service roles within libraries and library system vendors such as Civica , Sirsi and Ex Libris. Since 2016, she has pursued her interests in entrepreneurship and innovation, co-founding the Biblio Insights consulting firm, which has a specific focus on working with libraries on their strategic planning for library technology platforms and new service models.

Ms. Dumble will work with the current regional team to improve sales and service to customers across all EBSCO products and services, including but not limited to: open source library technology initiatives, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and other SaaS products (e.g., Full Text Finder™), EBSCOhost® databases, point-of-care resources (e.g., DynaMed Plus®), EBSCO eBooks™, GOBI® Library Solutions, EBSCO Subscription Services and Flipster®. Ms. Dumble will also play a key role in understanding the content and technology needs, as well as other challenges faced by libraries in Oceania.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President, Paul Donovan, says Ms. Dumble is tasked with ensuring that customers are the focus. “As a longtime provider of content, technology and services to libraries, EBSCO knows it has the resources to deliver great value to customers. Holley Dumble will help us better understand customer needs in this important region, and ensure that they are at the forefront of our plans and strategy.”

Ms. Dumble says her many years in the library industry have shown her the value of focusing on the needs of the customer. “Whether you are talking to a customer about new resources or helping to resolve technology issues, a company like EBSCO has to consider the larger picture. Libraries need improved workflows to deliver their content to end users and better tools to make their jobs easier. Every member of our team is an essential part of this ecosystem. We have great relationships with our customers, now we want to better understand their pain points, challenges and needs so we can improve the way we support customers by listening, learning and taking focused action.”

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

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Library Journal and NoveList Announce the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award Recipients

LISWire - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:22

~ Libraries in Illinois, North Carolina & Missouri Recognized for Engagement in Community ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 27, 2017 — The Fairmont City Library Center, part of Mississippi Valley Library District in Illinois, was named the recipient of the 2017 LibraryAware Community Award given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. Catawba County Library in North Carolina was awarded second place and Kansas City Public Library in Missouri took third place. The LibraryAware Community Award recognizes cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of what the library can do for them.

The award recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens and create lifelong learners and library users. The Mississippi Valley Library District is a model of this goal as a leader in improving the overall literacy of its community, from children to adults, and supporting lifelong learning for residents. The library demonstrated its commitment to focus on the priorities of the community and to make a difference in the lives of its citizens. Through a deep awareness of community needs, collaborating with partners, and innovative programming, the Mississippi Valley Library District provides the residents of the Fairmont City community with broad access to knowledge, ideas and information to support them in their pursuit of learning throughout their lives.

Katie Heaton, Center Manager, Fairmont City Library Center, says since opening the Fairmont City Library Center, their services and programs have been a direct result of the expressed needs of their patrons. “Establishing a strong partnership with the village was vital to the community and the success of the library. The library does more than improve literacy and encourage lifelong learning. Through events like the annual community Easter parade and egg hunts, our library reaches beyond its brick and mortar building becoming a community center. From English as a second language class to homework help and first generation college bound seminars, our library is more than just books. We listen to the heartbeat of the community and when possible, we respond like an AED providing the needed support.”

The Catawba County Library was recognized for embracing the library's role as an essential resource to empower lives and build community by bringing people, information, and ideas together. The library works with community groups to convene and facilitate community conversations and as a result, they are working to develop a new partnership with the housing authority and local police to facilitate race and relationship conversations between the police and the community. Kansas City Public Library was selected for their role in promoting digital literacy, coordinating special events programming and extending outreach efforts to include a fulltime refugee and immigrant services outreach manager, who coordinates citizenship preparation and helps connect immigrant populations with KCPL’s other services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities.

Criteria for award include any and all components that create a LibraryAware community: strategic planning, marketing, outreach, partnerships, and programs, product or service development. The award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it — and has delivered on that promise. Libraries were also required to include one letter of recommendation from a representative from local government such as a city manager.

“The people of the Village of Fairmont City are so lucky to have this dynamic, proactive library,” says Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal. “Its creative programming, responding to needs large and small, epitomizes the library as access point and facilitator of success. We are very excited to name Mississippi Valley Library District the winner of the 2017 LibraryAware Award.”

Submissions were judged by the following library and community experts:
• John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary
• Amy Garmer, Director of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
• Jim Blanton, Library Director of the Louisville Free Public Library, First Place Recipient of the 2016 LibraryAware Community Award
• Randall H. Reid, Southeast Regional Director of the ICMA

The 2017 winners will also be featured in an article in Library Journal. The LibraryAware Community Award will be given annually to a community of any size and its library.

About NoveList
NoveList is dedicated to transforming lives through reading. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. As a division of EBSCO Information Services, NoveList specializes in readers' advisory tools for libraries that include book discovery, catalog enrichment, and outreach. Find out more at www.ebscohost.com/novelist.

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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Brill Starts New Collaboration with Dutch Universities

LISWire - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 07:48

The Hague / Leiden, 20 March 2017

Scholarly publisher Brill has reached an agreement with the VSNU – the Association of Universities in the Netherlands – with an emphasis on Open Access.

As part of the agreement, scholars and students of ten Dutch universities will be granted access to Brill’s complete journal portfolio. The journal package includes over 240 titles in the Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, and Biology.

For part of the journal portfolio, Brill is moving towards Open Access: scholars affiliated to a Dutch institution are allowed to publish in Open Access in Brill’s journals in the fields of International Law and International Relations, without any additional fees. The journal selection consists of 40 leading titles in these fields. Measured by the number of journal articles, approximately one-third of the journal articles of scholars working for Dutch universities will be published in Open Access with Brill. The agreement is valid for 2017 and 2018. As a result of this collaboration, Brill is the first Dutch publisher to make full Open Access available for all its Law journals for eligible authors.

Peter Coebergh, EVP Sales & Marketing at Brill, is delighted about the agreement: “Open Access is a key focal point for the VSNU and Brill is proud to be part of this new form of collaboration between universities and publishers.”

For more information about the agreement visit www.brill.com/brillopen-vsnu or contact Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill: [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.

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EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™

LISWire - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:31

EBSCO Information Services Releases AutoMate™
~ Expert Auto Service and Repair Information Resource Equips Users with Automotive Diagnosis, Repair and Maintenance Data ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 16, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and MOTOR Information Systems (MOTOR), the world’s premier supplier of automotive data for over 100 years, have partnered to offer AutoMate™, a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate delivers trusted, reliable information on more than 38,000 domestic and imported cars, light trucks, vans and SUVs, making it a valuable resource for vehicle owners, auto service companies and auto enthusiasts.

AutoMate features content from the original equipment manufacturers including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance schedules, estimated labor times, technical service bulletins, specifications and diagnostic trouble codes so users can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain their vehicle. Millions of high-quality images can be magnified and printed. Images include component location diagrams and comprehensive wiring diagrams.

To help users validate the cost of repairs and accurately identify manufacturer parts, AutoMate also supplies diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price. Every major auto manufacturer is represented in the database and content is categorized by year, make, model, sub-model and engine, leading to accurate, vehicle-specific results. Searching is easy with AutoMate’s user-friendly navigation and the content is continually updated to ensure users have the most current information.

AutoMate is the latest addition to EBSCO’s Do-It-Yourself (DIY) resources. Other DIY resources include Home Improvement Reference Center™, Small Engine Repair Reference Center™, Small Business Reference Center™ and Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center™.

About MOTOR
The world’s premier supplier of automotive data, MOTOR’s mission since 1903 has been to provide customers with unbiased, accurate, authoritative and reliable information in consistent easy-to-use formats. MOTOR is a division of Hearst Business Media, a Hearst company, and a global technology leader delivering information, insights, analytics, and workflow solutions to meet worldwide needs in the finance, healthcare and transportation markets. Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. Its major interests include ownership of 15 daily and 34 weekly newspapers; 31 television stations, which reach a combined 18 percent of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including Lifetime, A&E, HISTORY and ESPN; Internet and marketing services businesses; television production; newspaper features distribution; and real estate.

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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Koios brings Chattanooga Public Library to local Google search results

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:05

Chattanooga, TN (March 13, 2017) - Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with library software startup Koios to make their materials visible in Google search results. CPL is one of the first libraries to implement Libre, Koios’ search optimization platform for libraries.

When asked about her decision to be an early adopter of Koios, CPL Director Corinne Hill noted, “I want to be where our users are. And our users are on Google.” Hill also highlighted Koios’ deep research into local search habits as a deciding factor. “We never realized how many opportunities were available on Google to connect our community to our resources right when they need them.”

Libre is a new product from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The product promotes library resources with elegant, responsive, search-optimized landing pages that are linked to relevant keyword searches. So a Google search for “Fahrenheit 451” will return “Fahrenheit 451 is available free from your local library.”

In addition to implementing Libre, CPL will join Koios’ new Search Marketing Practices for Libraries group. Members share data and collaborate on new strategies for search visibility. Gordner and Hill will jointly present some of the early insights at a Computers in Libraries session later this month.

To learn more about Chattanooga Public Library, visit chattlibrary.org. Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at libraries.readlibre.com.

About Koios
Koios helps readers find the best books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free at their local library. We enable library materials to appear in local Google search results, and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used by readers at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit www.koios.co.

Press contact:
Trey Gordner
Founder/CEO, Koios
[email protected]
803-570-2144

Interview list:
Corinne Hill,
Director, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]

Mary Barnett
Public Relations, Chattanooga Public Library
[email protected]
423-643-7711

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The Conway Public Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:07

3/14/2017

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

The Conway Public 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 Conway Public Library of Conway, NH is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 40,000 plus holdings from TLC last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://catalog.conwaypubliclibrary.org/

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

"We are very happy to have the pleasure of working with the team at the Conway Public Library on their Koha implementation and ongoing support. ByWater has a fantastic relationship with the libraries in New Hampshire and are pleased to see that interest in the state regarding open technologies is still growing. We look forward to many years of serving the staff and patrons of Conway."

About the Conway Public Library:
The Conway Public Library offers community residents of all ages:

  • Access to information sources
  • A place to gather
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Popular materials to meet cultural, educational, and recreational needs
  • Knowledgeable professional staff who are committed to maintaining a superior quality of service

Since its founding, the Conway Public Library has played a vital role in the lives of those residing in the Town of Conway and the greater Mt. Washington Valley community.  From the beauty of our building to the dedication of our staff, we invite you to learn about the history of the Conway Public Library.  Then, come in and discover the world of opportunity that awaits you today at the Conway Public Library! For more information please visit: http://conwaypubliclibrary.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/

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Brill Publishes The Journal of Interrupted Studies

LISWire - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:33

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 13 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has become the publisher of The Journal of Interrupted Studies, a not-for-profit multidisciplinary journal edited and founded by Oxford University students and academics, and dedicated to the work of refugee academics. Serving as a platform to publish research that has in many cases itself been interrupted by the authors’ own forced migration, the journal aims to show the impact of the refugee crisis on academic scholarship and the lives of academic refugees. It also provides a forum for valuable incomplete research; often a fragment of an unfinished research project, such as a hypothesis or methodology, can contribute significantly to scholarly development.

The journal editors, Oxford students Paul Ostwald and Marcos Barclay remark: “The journal seeks to highlight the intellectual and political agency of refugees in a climate where they are often dehumanised and excluded from the public discourse around them. Our partnership with Brill is an important step to a broader awareness of the journal’s mission.”

Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe comments: “When an intellectual project is stopped short, the available pieces may hold great value – both as scholarly contributions in themselves and as offerings to a more complete understanding of the interruption and its impact. Brill is honored to offer sponsorship and support to the publication of The Journal of Interrupted Studies.”

The electronic version of the journal will be freely available on an Open Access basis. Brill will also produce a print version which will be available free of charge.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Anna Schmitt Nagelbach, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [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, Human Rights 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.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-publishes-journal-interrupted-studies

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EBSCO Information Services Continues Its Commitment to Expand E-book Options for Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 11:34

~ EBSCO eBooks Reaches One Million Title Mark ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 8, 2017 — Libraries looking to build their e-book collection can rely on EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide the most e-book options and the best integrated platform user experience possible. EBSCO has continued its commitment to libraries to continually grow their selection of best-selling, front list and award winning e-book titles by reaching the one million e-book mark — and has no intention of slowing down.

Since EBSCO first began offering e-books to libraries, the focus has been to offer an extensive collection of e-books from publishers around the world and a comprehensive and powerful search experience. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. In the past six months, approximately 16,000 e-books were added each month and in the past seven years EBSCO eBooks has seen an increase of 800,000 e-books. EBSCO eBooks is accessible via the well- known, easy-to-use EBSCOhost® platform and integrates seamlessly with all EBSCOhost content. Allowing end users to search for e-books along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections.

Ken Breen, Vice President of Product Management, says the one millionth e-book milestone is a testament to EBSCO’s commitment to libraries and its strong relationships with publishers. “EBSCO has always been committed to increasing the number of quality e-book options for libraries and to also get the content to libraries and patrons in the most efficient and intuitive way. We are also dedicated to building strong relationships with publishers over the years as partners in providing e-solutions to our customers and their patrons. We've learned a lot along the journey and we are excited about the things that are coming in the near future.”

To provide more choices to librarians and their patrons and allow librarians more freedom to make purchasing decisions, e-books are available to purchase on a title-by-title basis as well as in Subject Sets and Featured Collections. EBSCO creates approximately 21 pre-packaged Featured Collections per month and also offers a choice of 27 Subscription Collections that are updated quarterly. Subject Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particularly high-interest subject area and approximately 50-60 Subject Sets are released each year.

EBSCO is committed to focus on optimizing the e-book user experience for library patrons. Being fully integrated with EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service® and offering access to the world’s finest collection of content, EBSCO eBooks platform offers time saving and patron-friendly features like print and save as well as improved performance, and both vertical scrolling and sequential paging. EBSCO also updated the EBSCO eBooks mobile experience, making it easier to access industry leading content by no longer requiring an Adobe ID login.

Libraries have several options when purchasing e-books from EBSCO: using the ownership model (one user, three user, unlimited user, concurrent access); through Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA); via lease; or subscription collections. Titles can be purchased through GOBI, OASIS, EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM), Titlewave and Mackin.com. With no markups and no fees of any title and no minimum order requirement, EBSCO eBooks is an economical and convenient way for libraries to acquire the titles that researchers, clinicians and students need.

EBSCO also offers a premium collection of 70,000 high-quality audiobook titles. EBSCO Audiobooks provides audiobooks directly from mobile devices to make on-the-go listening easier. Audiobooks are available to purchase in ECM through a Single User perpetual access model.

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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The Free Public Library of Audubon goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 11:14

3/7/2017

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

The Free Public Library of Audubon 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 Free Public Library of Audubon, of Audubon, NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Follett last year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them. The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://audubon.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"New Jersey is a real hot bed for Koha interest right now and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Audubon Library now and going forward. The Jersey Connect hosting program, which offers free hosting to libraries moving to an open source system, is a fantastic and forward thinking initiative which rewards libraries embracing the ideas surrounding open technologies. Libraries pay us only for support so they are saving thousands yearly by using this program. We love this!"

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.

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VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK TO HOST AUTHOR JOHN GUZLOWSKI

LISWire - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 16:08

The Virginia Festival of the Book has confirmed that it will host John Guzlowski, author of Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded (Aquila Polonica, 2016), at CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Guzlowski will participate in the program titled “Literary Memoirs of Lost Worlds,” exploring personal stories of lost family, lost worlds, with Caroline Heller (Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts), moderated by Carolyn Cades. More info at: http://vabook.org/program/literary-memoirs-of-lost-worlds/

Guzlowski is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Eastern Illinois University, and currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia. He received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Purdue University.

Over a writing career that spans more than 40 years, Guzlowski has amassed a significant body of published work in a wide range of genres: poetry, prose, literary criticism, reviews, fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in numerous national journals and anthologies, and in four prior books. Winner of the Illinois Arts Council’s $7,500 Award for Poetry, Guzlowski has also been short-listed for the Bakeless Award and Eric Hoffer Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and four Pushcart Prizes. He has been honored by the Georgia State Commission on the Holocaust for his work.

Guzlowski’s work has garnered high praise, including from Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz, who called Guzlowski’s poetry “exceptional.”

His newest book, Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded, was just named a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award 2017 Montaigne Medal, given to honor the most thought-provoking books of the year.

In Echoes of Tattered Tongues, Guzlowski uses an innovative structure of poetry and prose unfolding backwards in time to tell the story of war refugee immigrants in America. Raw and at the same time compassionate, Echoes of Tattered Tongues is a portrait of Guzlowski’s family: his parents taken as slave laborers to German concentration camps during World War II; his sister and he born in Displaced Persons camps; the family struggling to build a new life in an America that did not want them. More info, including the book trailer, at: http://www.polww2.com/AboutEchoes

“Deeply moving. A powerful, lasting, and sometimes shocking book. Superb,” says Kelly Cherry, Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012), about Echoes of Tattered Tongues.

“Our readers were quite touched by his writing,” wrote Jane Kulow, Director, Virginia Center for the Book, in notifying Guzlowski’s publisher, Aquila Polonica, that Guzlowski had been chosen as a featured speaker for the 2017 Festival.

More praise for Echoes of Tattered Tongues:
“Gut-wrenching narrative lyric poems.”—Publishers Weekly
“Taut…beautifully realized.” —World Literature Today
“A formally coherent, challenging, and important book” —Harvard Review
“A searing memoir.” —Shelf Awareness
“Devastating, one-of-a-kind collection.” —Foreword Reviews
“Powerful…Deserves attention and high regard.” —Kevin Stein, Poet Laureate of Illinois

Aquila Polonica Publishing, www.AquilaPolonica.com, is 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.

About the Virginia Festival of the Book: A signature program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) and the Virginia Center for the Book, the Virginia Festival of the Book brings readers and writers together in Charlottesville, Va. for a five-day program of mostly free events including author readings, book signings, panel discussions, programs for children, and more. The 23rd annual Festival will be held March 22–26, 2017. The Festival has consistently attracted audiences of more than 20,000 from more than forty states each spring, with an estimated local economic impact of about $4 million annually. To learn more, visit VaBook.org.

About VFH: The mission of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is to connect people and ideas to explore the human experience and inspire cultural engagement. VFH reaches an estimated annual audience of 23 million through Community Programs, Digital Initiatives, Scholarship, and the Virginia Center for the Book. For more information, visit VirginiaHumanities.org.

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