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St. Thomas University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

LISWire - Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:05

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 200,000 plus holdings from OCLC WMS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO, and Founder of ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration.

Being part of the FOLIO Open Source Community and leading the migration for St. Thomas University has been amazing! Our FOLIO team worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for the staff at St. Thomas University, making sure they could utilize all aspects of the LSP. We are looking forward to seeing them grow with the community.

About St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University (STU) is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.

Read more at https://www.stu.edu/about-stu/.

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

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About EBSCO
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, and clinical decision 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 1,500,000 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
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: FOLIOFOLIO lspTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning and Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom and at Home

LISWire - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:11

District Invests in Gale eBooks to Provide Educators and Students with Online Educational Resources to Support Social Emotional Well-Being and Cultural Competence

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and CHARLESTON, S.C. – September 23, 2020 – With mental health issues and racial injustices on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Charleston County School District (CCSD) provide its students and school staff with authoritative digital resources to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments.

According to a recent EdWeek MarketBrief survey, 53% of administrators and teachers believe helping students cope with anxiety, depression, stress management and other mental illnesses, will be major needs as schools reopen during COVID-19. Additionally, 47% said that social-emotional support for teachers is a top priority as well.[i]

“With the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest that our nation is currently experiencing, the need to support our students and teachers’ well-being is greater than ever,” said Christy James, library and media services coordinator for CCSD. “The materials in Gale’s SEL and DEI collections are timely and very relevant for what students and teachers need inside and outside of the classroom and equips them with the right trauma-informed approaches and culturally-responsive tools to meet their needs.”

As the second-largest school system in South Carolina, more than 50,000 students and over 3,500 teachers across 87 schools and programs can privately access the collections from the district’s library website, 24/7 from any location or device.

CSSD’s Gale eBooks collections include:

For Students

• Cameron’s Collection: 1 in 5 teens suffers from mental health challenges—and more than 75% don’t seek help at all.[ii] Helping students cope with everyday stressors and stay in the present moment are at the core of this collection. More than 90 digital titles span a wide range of topics including: ADD, ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, OCD, self-injury, stress, and suicide. Created in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, this collection aims to inspire students affected by mental illness to seek help.

• Cameron’s Camp for Wellness: More than 100 eBooks provide targeted guidance on sensitive issues for K-5students, teachers and counselors with topics on managing emotions, teamwork, problem-solving, family issues, staying positive, being safe and much more. Helping students recognize and manage emotions, social skills, safety, and more are the core foundations of this collection.

For Educators

• SEL and DEI Collection: Creating a sense of unity, even in the most diverse communities, impacts student achievement and inspires positive change. This online collection is twofold, with 57 titles specific to SEL and DEI. Topics support culturally responsive teaching, trauma-informed and mindful practices, self-management, empathy, differentiation, and more.

• Administrator and Teacher Self-Care Collection: Teachers SEL is just as important as their students, yet meeting these needs can be challenging, especially in an evolving virtual environment. This digital collection of 26 titles is focused on the teachers as well as administrators in areas of self-care, mindfulness, stress-busting strategies, time management, and more.

“The impact of the pandemic coupled with the recent racial injustices has left many school districts scrambling to figure out how to support students and educators as they deal with the trauma, making social emotional well-being and instruction more important than ever,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale eBooks SEL and DEI collections help learners develop the critical skills they need to cope with everyday challenges to improve academic achievement while providing educators with the teaching tools to help them succeed – in school or at home.”

For more information, visit Gale’s SEL webpage: https://bit.ly/3hOtblC

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit www.gale.com/schools.

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

About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally-accredited school district that is committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 87 schools and specialized programs.

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military.

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[i] EdWeek MarketBrief Survey: As Districts Inch Toward Reopening, What Are Their Biggest Social-Emotional Needs? May 29, 2020

[ii] National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mental Health by the Numbers

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Galegale eBooksCengage Learning. Gale Digital Collections

Warner University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

LISWire - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:23

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 61,000 plus holdings from OCLC WMS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

Nate Curulla, CRO of ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration.

We are so excited to be part of the FOLIO Open Source Community and lead the migration for Warner University! The ByWater Solutions FOLIO team worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for the staff at Warner University and we can't wait to see how the community grows!

About Warner University
Warner University was founded in 1968 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Warner University offers a Christian liberal arts college education. The first four Warner graduates received their diplomas in 1972. Warner’s 300-acre campus property, donated by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holland, has grown from just two buildings in 1968 to ten, including the 49,000-square-foot Darby Academic Building and the newest resident housing, Holland Hall. Dr. David A. Hoag became the third president of WU in 2016. Previous leadership included Dr. Gregory V. Hall (1991 – 2016) and Dr. Leroy Fulton (1968 – 1991).

Read more at https://www.warner.edu/at-a-glance/.

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

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About EBSCO
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, and clinical decision 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 1,500,000 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
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: FOLIOfolio open sourceOpen Source ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

Music Monthly Crack Magazine Launches New Digital Archive For Institutions

LISWire - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:20

Independent music publication Crack Magazine has partnered with digital publishers Exact Editions to create a digital archive of fully-searchable issues that stretches back to 2012. Available for institutions around the world, the new resource is a valuable addition to libraries wishing to expand their holdings in the spheres of music and cultural studies.

As Europe’s biggest independent music publication, Crack Magazine has gained a global reputation for supporting rising artists whose music tells listeners something about the world. Prestigious cover stars have included Bjork, Skepta, SOPHIE, Blood Orange, Thom Yorke, Dave and Jorja Smith.

The new archive, which will grow with each new issue published, allows institutional users to seamlessly access issues across web, iOS and Android platforms. Specific articles and interviews can be located at the touch of a button through the comprehensive search function, and remote access options permit the entire archive to be accessed both on and off campus.

Crack Magazine is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/crack-magazine

Browse the archive for 7 days here:

http://bit.ly/CrackMagazineArchive

Director Luke Sutton commented: “The platform gives new life to our archive of issues, with the search function ensuring a particularly compelling browsing experience for users. We’re excited to unlock the potential of the institutional market!”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “The striking covers and remarkable design of Crack Magazine make the new archive a treat for the eyes as well as the cultural mind.”

About Crack Magazine:

Crack Magazine is a monthly independent music and culture magazine founded in Bristol in 2009. Since its conception, the magazine has been available to avid cultural observers in bars, record stores and creative spaces across Europe and New York.

Comprising over 100 issues published across 10 years, iconic artists including Jorja Smith, Bjork and Skepta have been the stars of major cover stories.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Jus Mundi Wins The 2020 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

LISWire - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:57

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 September 2020

Brill is proud to announce that Jus Mundi, the search engine for International Law and Arbitration, has won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award 2020. The award winners were announced during the annual ALPSP Conference and Awards. Jus Mundi was presented with the prestigious Innovation in Publishing Award for publishing a wide range of global legal data that is otherwise dispersed across multiple restrictive sources or simply not available.

The ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2020, sponsored by Publishers' Licensing Services, were presented by David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, at the opening of the ALPSP Virtual Conference 2020 on Wednesday, 16 September. This year's edition announced two winners, Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, with the Open Library of Humanities receiving highly recommended.

Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO of Jus Mundi, commented: "This award is an important recognition for Jus Mundi's mission to create accessibility to legal knowledge worldwide. We are delighted that our innovation is appreciated beyond the world of lawyers by a leading institution in the publishing industry."

A broad range of applications across the industry was received this year, with entries open to any new development, product, service, or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winner had to demonstrate excellence in terms of originality, innovation, value to the community, utility, and long-term viability. Jus Mundi showcased its innovative platform in front of 10 jury members & competed against 7 other finalists shortlisted for the award.

David Sommer, Chair of the Judges, noted: "Despite this year's awards feeling very different, we again received a range of high-quality submissions from a broad spectrum of organizations across the world. It was very encouraging for the judges to see the wealth of innovation and development that is alive and well in our industry during challenging times. Our two winners: Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, together with the Highly Commended Open Library of Humanities, are deserved of acknowledgement for solving important challenges for their communities in innovative ways."

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at Brill says: “We are proud at Brill Publishing to be partnering with such a creative team of digital legal publishers and are pleased that Jus Mundi has entrusted the distribution of this innovative service to the global academic market to Brill.”

Earlier this year, Jus Mundi secured €1 million in a seed funding round. The legal tech company aspires to become the leading global resource for international law and arbitration research. The tool is already used by the world's leading arbitration teams.

About Jus Mundi
Launched in 2018, Jus Mundi is a one-stop destination for international legal and arbitrator research. Jus Mundi strives to make international law and arbitration easily accessible and understandable, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to collect and structure global legal data. By combining law and technology, Jus Mundi enhances lawyers' decision making by giving them access to critical legal information and analytics on arbitrators.
Jus Mundi is featured on Forbes Top Machine Learning Startups in 2020.
To learn more about Jus Mundi, please visit jusmundi.com.
Media contact: Sneha Ashtikar ([email protected])

About ALPSP
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. With nearly 300 members in 30 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers. Its mission is to connect, inform, develop, and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community.

About the ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards 2020
The ALPSP Conference 2020 is being held virtually over three sessions from 16‑18 September. This year's theme is the legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication. The conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers, our annual event is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community.

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

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Brill E-Books Now Available in ProQuest’s OASIS® and Rialto™ Marketplaces

LISWire - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:20

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 16 September 2020

Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill E-Books through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces. OASIS is ProQuest’s free web-based system for searching, selecting, and ordering print and electronic books for academic libraries. Rialto rebuilds the selection and acquisition process for academic libraries, delivering efficient workflows, data-supported decisions, and the right information at the point of decision.

Founded in 1683, Brill is a scholarly publisher with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications cover the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. They also include the imprints Nijhoff, Rodopi, Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing.

“We are delighted to be able to offer librarians more options when ordering Brill E-Books,” said Focko van Berckelaer, Vice President of Global Sales at Brill. “Working with OASIS and Rialto enables us to integrate Brill E-Books into the collection development and acquisition workflows of our institutional library customers around the world.”

“Easy access to digital content is more critical than ever before as libraries strive to support remote research, teaching and learning,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Books Product & Operations at ProQuest. “That’s why we are pleased to add Brill, a highly sought-after publisher, for ordering through OASIS and Rialto.”

Brill is one of many publisher-direct options available for acquisition on the ProQuest OASIS online ordering platform long used by librarians to select and acquire academic content, and the Rialto next-generation marketplace built to unify and streamline selection and acquisition workflows for academic libraries. Librarians can choose E-Books and streaming video from a rapidly growing number of platforms within their usual ordering workflow.

For more information on this collaboration between Brill and ProQuest, contact Brill via [email protected].

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

About ProQuest
ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.
Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest Connect and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: ProQuestBrillebooksAcademic Libraries

Stowell Free Library Joins NHAIS with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 20:28

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Stowell Free Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 4,700 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://stowellfree.nhais.bywatersolutions.com/.

Nate Curulla, CRO at ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration.

ByWater Solutions is thrilled to help bring another library onto the New Hampshire Automated Information System with NHAIS. Over the years, the system has grown to provide libraries with an online catalog to areas of New Hampshire. It is wonderful to be a part of that Koha growth.

About George H Stowell Free Library
The George H. Stowell Free Library is a Public library serving the residents of Cornish, New Hampshire. It is located at 24 School Street. The collection of the library contains 10620 volumes. The library circulates 3873 items per year. The library serves a population of 1715 residents.

Read more at http://www.cornishnh.net/?page_id=129.

About NHAIS
The goal of the NHAIS Services section of the New Hampshire State Library is to maintain the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) so that it accurately and completely reflects the holdings of New Hampshire's libraries and serves as a useful tool for cataloging and interlibrary loan.

Read more at https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/nhais/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

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.

For more information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohakohailsTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

Equinox migrates the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS with the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative

LISWire - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:48

Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2020: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS as part of the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative in Mankato, Minnesota.

The Saint Peter School District supports 4,019 patrons and includes a circulation of 26,900 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data services encompassing data extraction and bibliographic record deduplication and data conversion. Other offerings included by Equinox were support, hosting, and virtual training.

"We're very happy to be part of the Evergreen Community,” said Seth Erickson, IT Systems Manager for the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative. “The Evergreen ILS will bring enhanced functionality and efficiency to the workflow of the Saint Peter School Public District, as well as opening up other exciting possibilities down the road with the TdS Library Cooperative. Equinox has done a great job with the migration. They were very very helpful and knowledgeable, and the whole process was well planned and organized. We look forward to collaboration on future projects."

Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative serves public, academic, school and special libraries in the nine county area of south central Minnesota. They coordinate shared access to resources and services within their member libraries.

"School systems with their diverse but interconnected locations are perfect for Evergreen’s flexibility to handle a large number of independent but related libraries,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “As part of work on the migration we were able to enhance Evergreen’s ability to do automated bulk loading and updating of patrons that will benefit the entire Evergreen community, especially schools and academic libraries."

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., Equinox carries forward more than a decade of service and experience with Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. At Equinox, 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, SCLENDS, 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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Aspen Discovery Adopted in Over 250 Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:46

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology, announced today that they are providing Aspen Discovery support and hosting services to over 250 library sites. Partly due to the system's increased adoption by library consortia, ByWater has quickly added over 250 sites to their support and hosting platform since late 2019.

Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery, commented on the increased adoption of Aspen:

Aspen Discovery has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex needs of multi-type and multi-site library consortia. We look forward to continuing to innovate for current and future libraries of all types.

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR), and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

For more Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenaspen discoveryTechnologies: Open Source

Weeks Memorial Joins NHAIS with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:28

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Weeks Memorial Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 63,000 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://weekslib.nhais.bywatersolutions.com.

Nate Curulla, CRO at ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration.

ByWater Solutions is elated to have another library joining NHAIS. It has been amazing to watch the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog grow with Koha over the years.

About Weeks Memorial Library
The William D. Weeks Memorial Library serves as a public warehouse (repository) of ideas, a place where information can be shared from print, audio-visual, and online sources with the help of trained specialists who organize and make these resources accessible.

Read more at http://www.weekslib.org/about.html.

About NHAIS
The goal of the NHAIS Services section of the New Hampshire State Library is to maintain the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) so that it accurately and completely reflects the holdings of New Hampshire's libraries and serves as a useful tool for cataloging and interlibrary loan.

Read more at https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/nhais/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

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.

For more information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohakohailskoha open sourceTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

American Philosophical Association & Exact Editions Form Partnership For New Digital Book Project

LISWire - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 07:58

The Blog of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and Exact Editions are pleased to announce that they are partnering on a pioneering new digital project involving several academic publishing houses. The new project comprises the digitisation of philosophy books written by APA authors and the posting of time-limited links to the complete books online through Exact Editions’ innovative Reading Room technology.

The books’ digital editions will be linked directly from the APA blog and accessible in their entirety for the specified period. Each title benefits from a comprehensive search function and intuitive navigation tools built into the web reader that allow for seamless reading and browsing. The Blog will showcase new books on a regular basis, with the first set including titles by J. David Velleman, Catherine Wilson and Ingrid Robeyns.

The APA Blog can be found here: http://blog.apaonline.org/

Nathan Eckstrand, Editor-In-Chief of the APA, commented: “We believe this collaboration will help readers discover new philosophical research relevant to their interests and work. We hope that more authors will consider making their texts available in this fashion.”

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the APA on this project. The Reading Room technology is an ideal showcasing tool for academic books and will certainly encourage interaction from the Blog’s dedicated readers.”

About Blog of the APA:

The Blog of the American Philosophical Association (APA) aims to share a variety of perspectives from a broad array of APA members, to highlight the activities being undertaken by the APA, as well as provide a forum where the APA leadership and membership can communicate with one another more effectively.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Applications Open for the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant

LISWire - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 11:49

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED: SEPTEMBER 8 - NOVEMBER 1, 2020
APPLICATION WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/EOSG2021

Duluth, Ga., September 8, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021 Equinox Open Source Grant. Libraries, archives, museums, and other eligible educational, cultural, and information organizations are encouraged to apply. The grant application period opens on September 8, 2020 and closes on November 1, 2020. Two grantees will be selected. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 20, 2020.

The Equinox Open Source Grant provides project management, training, hosting, and technology support services for the implementation of Koha ILS, an open source integrated library system used by libraries worldwide. To be eligible, an applicant must be a 503 (c) non-profit, governmental, or educational organization with a library or resource collection available for public use, but without the financial or technological resources to implement and support an integrated library system. The organization must be located in the United States and have a collection no larger than 50,000 items. Preference will be given to organizations that serve historically underrepresented, under-served, or marginalized communities.

The Equinox Open Source Grant first launched in 2019, inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from a searchable, accessible, and thriving library. Last year’s Equinox Open Source Grant recipients included Spark Central, in Spokane, Washington, and Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, who both went live with Koha ILS implementations in 2020.

“Open source technologies offer innovative and sustainable solutions for libraries of every size and circumstance,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director. “The Equinox Open Source Grant unites collections with communities, bridges technological gaps, and makes resources searchable and discoverable. We believe every community, and every library, should have access to a modern, user-friendly, library system. We’re excited to provide this opportunity and support two new grantees in 2021.”

To view full application details please visit http://bit.ly/EOSG2021 and be sure to follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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., Equinox carries forward more than a decade of service and experience with Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. At Equinox, we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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Poetry London Launches Complete 24-Year Digital Archive For Institutions

LISWire - Mon, 09/07/2020 - 07:51

Poetry enthusiasts can now browse and search the complete back catalogue of Poetry London thanks to a new digital archive created in collaboration with archiving experts Exact Editions. Available for institutional subscriptions, the fully-searchable resource will grow with each new issue published and allows for seamless access to a treasure trove of work from emerging and acclaimed poets.

Poetry London has risen from modest beginnings as a listings newsletter into one of the UK’s leading poetry magazines. Published 3 times a year, each issue features poems and reviews from London and far beyond, including work in translation. The title casts its net wide to include the latest from Europe, America and around the world, and Steve Berg, Editor of the American Poetry Review, commented that the title’s “eclectic international editorial vision makes [it] one of the very best, essential poetry magazines in English.”

A comprehensive search function allows readers to dive into digital issues stretching back to 1996 at their leisure, whilst Exact Editions’ intuitive web and app platforms allow users to jump between years and decades at the touch of a button.

Poetry London is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/poetry-london

Associate Editor Ali Lewis said: “We’re very impressed with the platform’s straightforward reading interface and the archive looks brilliant in this new digital format. Digital subscriptions will be an excellent vehicle for extending Poetry London’s reach far and wide into institutions around the world.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The glowing words of approval from prestigious poets speak for themselves; Poetry London is a vital resource for academics and enthusiasts alike and we’re delighted to welcome them to the platform.”

About Poetry London:

Poetry London is an arts charity and leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features. Poetry London holds an annual poetry competition and launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Equinox announces Curbside Pickup Now Available for Evergreen ILS

LISWire - Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:25

Duluth, Ga., September 3, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the availability of Curbside Pickup for libraries using Evergreen ILS. The latest feature was designed and developed by Equinox team members Sally Fortin, Andrea Buntz Neiman, Galen Charlton, and Mike Rylander. Development funding was provided by the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS), which oversees SPARK, an Evergreen consortium in the state of Pennsylvania.

“Curbside for Evergreen was truly a team effort — from the initial concept to the community-ready pull request,” said Andrea Buntz Neiman, Project Manager for Software Development at Equinox. “Whether it was design, development, testing the feature, or creating training materials, almost every Equinox employee had a hand in making Curbside happen.”

Curbside Pickup extends existing functionality in Evergreen to coordinate curbside lending and expedite communications using the ILS. Patrons can select items in the catalog, place holds, arrange a pick up time, and notify the library upon arrival. A new tabbed interface will be available to library staff to help identify new holds for pickup, to view or modify delivery times, and to prepare and check out items to patrons. When patrons arrive at the library, they press or click a button in their library account to alert staff that they’re at the designated location for curbside delivery. Interested libraries may contact Equinox at [email protected] for more information or for assistance activating or installing the new feature.

“Library staff are reimagining services, adapting programs, and addressing new challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox Open Library Initiative. “At Equinox, we set a goal to design and deliver curbside pickup functionality to facilitate communication and coordination for curbside service at no additional cost to libraries. I’m incredibly proud of the Equinox team for accomplishing this goal and for their creativity and commitment to making these tools available to Evergreen and Koha libraries in record time.”

To learn more about the Curbside Pickup Feature as well as Equinox’s other resources please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/resources .

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., Equinox carries forward more than a decade of service and experience with Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. At Equinox, 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, SCLENDS, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen libraries, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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LYRASIS and Skilltype Form Exclusive Partnership to Distribute Talent Management Tools to Global Library Community

LISWire - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:05

To meet increasing demands for tools that address lack of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, and mounting budgetary concerns and hiring freezes for the GLAMs environment, the two organizations are collaborating to improve access and affordability to modern talent management infrastructure.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA and BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - September 2, 2020 - LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership organization providing technology and content services for galleries, libraries, archives, museums (GLAMs), and research communities, and Skilltype, a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, grow and share expertise, today announce a new partnership for professional development and talent management in the global GLAM sector.

“We have entered a new era in the information profession. COVID-19 has ripped the tape off of a 150-year old model for managing talent, forcing us to alter how we grow as information professionals,” says Tony Zanders, founder and CEO of Skilltype. “Before the pandemic, we began collaborating with academic libraries to reimagine our reconstruction-era techniques through the lenses of modern technology, policy and design.” After two years of research and development, Skilltype is making its platform available to the global GLAM sector through an exclusive distribution partnership with LYRASIS.

“Our research and innovation division was launched this summer with forums to listen to our community discuss leadership during crisis, and DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility),” says Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS. “After hearing Tony’s perspectives on these issues, and understanding how Skilltype is supporting the community during this crisis, it became clear that this is exactly the type of organization we want to support and partner with.”

As a trusted technology and training provider, LYRASIS is uniquely positioned to support Skilltype in their next chapter. One example is through the integration of the LYRASIS Learning professional development offering and the Skilltype platform. Just as the Skilltype partnership was born at a Leaders Forum, LYRASIS Learning itself was a response to conversations with the LYRASIS member community around the rising costs and scalability of professional development models. Skilltype and the LYRASIS Learning platform create a unique model for learning in libraries.

“In recent years we’ve heard an increasing need for resources that help our members overcome the traditional barriers to DEIA, and that give them content and tools to keep their staff highly trained and ready to effectively manage the challenges of the day...and the future. We always say we want to solve the problems of today with the tools of tomorrow, and this partnership lets us do that. It’s a great opportunity for all of us.” says Lisa Larson, Sr. Director of Outreach & Engagement at LYRASIS.

“At URI, we joined Skilltype at its inception because of its novel approach to professional development,” commented Karim Boughida, Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. “We have long sought a way to help raise social awareness among staff and prepare us for the future of work, and Skilltype is the only product in the market helping libraries with these issues in a scalable and affordable way. Now being in the midst of two pandemics, Social Justice and COVID-19, it has gone from a nice to have to a must-have for our community. We welcome wholeheartedly the partnership of LYRASIS and Skilltype. It will enhance the access and affordability of the platform for collections-holding institutions of all types.”

Through its free offering, Skilltype provides one-stop access to professional development opportunities and resources from around the world through a WCAG 2.0 compliant platform. This design-centric approach levels the playing field by removing many of the barriers to accessing quality training opportunities, including those who rely on assistive technology. Anyone can get access for free at skilltype.com.

Skilltype for Teams, the firm’s enterprise offering, enables organizations to analyze, develop and share expertise. This paid subscription platform is now available exclusively through LYRASIS, with a discounted rate for LYRASIS members. Organizations can contact [email protected] for more information.

Gonzaga University’s Foley Library, a LYRASIS member and LYRASIS Learning subscriber, was one of nine development partners in the Skilltype community. “I think the synergy between Skilltype and LYRASIS Learning will improve our employees’ experiences with each service,” says Paul Bracke, Dean of Libraries at Gonzaga University. “The content from LYRASIS Learning will provide a wider range of professional development opportunities within Skilltype, and the personalized interface of Skilltype will help employees find the right LYRASIS Learning resources for them. And in a time of resource constraints, anything we can do to streamline business processes, through combined billing for example, is a positive.”

About LYRASIS
LYRASIS (www.lyrasis.org), a non-profit membership organization, partners with member libraries, archives, and museums to create, access, preserve and manage information, with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power.

About Skilltype
Skilltype is an American human resources and software-as-a-service (SaaS) company headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. Founded in 2018, the company primarily offers talent management software and application programming interfaces (APIs) for information professionals and their teams to analyze, develop and share expertise.

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: LYRASISIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: Non-ProfitPublisher

Gale Launches New Online Career Assessment Platform for Libraries to Help Job Seekers Navigate Today’s Economy

LISWire - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 10:36

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep Provides Job Planning and Guidance Resources to Help Users Discover New Employment Paths

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 1, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep, a new innovative online career assessment platform for libraries – powered by Peterson’s® – that gives patrons access to career development tools. Now libraries can provide job seekers with career planning and guidance resources to explore new paths that align with their interests and skills to achieve their professional goals in today’s job market. Read Gale’s blog about the new platform, here: https://bit.ly/2QG5XD1.

According to a recent study conducted by the American Library Association, 60% of libraries anticipate that their patrons most urgent needs in the next six months will include job search support[i]. Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep helps users learn about job paths, receive personalized career and college recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for positions, explore schools and training programs and obtain advice on both finding a job or advancing an existing career.

“In today’s economic uncertainty, finding a job can be quite challenging. The increase in unemployment rates coupled with library closures makes it essential that libraries offer job-seeking and career development tools that can be easily accessed online at anytime, from anywhere,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep helps job seekers navigate the current economy with personalized career assistance that helps them realize their unique talents and skills to compete in today’s job market, improving lives and enabling economic mobility.”

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep includes:

• VisualCV Resume Writing tool: Allows users to create visually interesting resumes and cover letters. Users also gain access to an external library of resume samples from 5,000 industries and can even create free websites to share their resumes externally with prospective employers.

• PathwayU Career Assessments: Contains four in-depth assessments aligned around a user’s interests, values, personality and workplace preferences, driving personalized career recommendations. The tool also presents users with colleges recommendations. The connect tool provides an easy way for users to request additional information directly from the colleges.

• Career Database: Contains career information that utilizes the most recent data available from O*NET and the U.S. Department of Labor. Potential career matches are suggested based on a user’s assessment results; users can view these suggestions by job title or subject area. Military crosswalks are included to help individuals transitioning out of the military translate their skills to civilian occupations.

• Job Search: Job listings are sourced from Indeed.com and are updated daily. Users can also limit results to employment type (i.e., internship, part-time, full-time) and look for job listings that align with their assessment results.

• Career Advice: Includes a content library with helpful articles and tips focused on writing resumes and cover letters, networking and interview. Content is written in a friendly, conversational tone. Bonus worksheets and workbooks can also be downloaded for patrons who want to dig deeper into career exploration or their assessment results.

• Improved Mobile Experience: Allows users to strengthen their career development and pursue employment opportunities from any location, on any device.

• Simplified Homepage Design: Helps users spend less time navigating the resource and more time focusing on building their career skills.

Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep is available now at participating public, academic and K-12 school libraries. Coming later this fall, Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center will be renamed Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep. Gale also offers Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep, a combination of the two products.
For more information or to request a demonstration on Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep, visit: https://www.gale.com/careerprep.

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

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

About Peterson’s
From culinary school to medical school--and everything in-between--Peterson’s helps you discover, prepare for and fund your education journey. As a trusted educational services company for over 50 years, we continue to provide the most accurate, dependable, high-quality education content in the field. With the most up-to-date college search and career discovery tools, expert test prep and scholarship database, Petersons.com is the one-stop-shop for everything you need to achieve your educational goals.

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[i] Libraries Respond: COVID-19 Survey Results, American Library Association, May 2020
https://bit.ly/3jzWyJH

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Gale Presents: Peterson's Career PrepGale

Equinox announces Evergreen ILS Migrations for the First Quarter 2020

LISWire - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 15:08

Duluth, Ga., August 31, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the successful migrations of four new libraries to Evergreen ILS.

In the first quarter of 2020, Keller Public Library of Dexter, Missouri joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium (MEC), following Barry Lawrence Regional Library and Montgomery City Public Library who both joined the consortium in late 2019. Other libraries that celebrated Evergreen migrations in the first part of the year include Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County, Ohio as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries and West Lincoln Public Library in Ontario, Canada as part of the Libraries in Niagara Consortium.

“We've had the honor of providing implementation services to a wide range of libraries this year, and each offers unique and diverse materials to their patronage,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “While there were unexpected challenges at the beginning of 2020, it was inspiring to observe the resilience of each library and to support these successful migrations.”

To learn more about adopting open source technologies for libraries and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ .

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.

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, SCLENDS, 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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Aspen Discovery Adopted in Over 250 Libraries

LISWire - Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:03

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology, announced today that they are providing Aspen Discovery support and hosting services to over 250 library sites. Partly due to the system's increased adoption by library consortia, ByWater has quickly added over 250 sites to their support and hosting platform since late 2019.

Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery, commented on the increased adoption of Aspen:

Aspen Discovery has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex needs of multi-type and multi-site library consortia. We look forward to continuing to innovate for current and future libraries of all types.

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR), and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

For more Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
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Equinox Announces Update to Curbside Pickup Plugin for Koha ILS

LISWire - Fri, 08/28/2020 - 11:24

Duluth, Ga., August 28, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce completion of the latest update to the Curbside Pickup plugin for libraries using Koha ILS. This improvement will allow Koha libraries to immediately make use of the plugin without having to pay for additional development services or wait for a technical change to the core Koha ILS.

The specifications and workflow for the new Koha plugin were designed by Equinox staff this past July based off of the Curbside Pickup functionality developed by Equinox for the Evergreen ILS in June. The Koha Curbside Pickup plugin provides new staff management tools for coordinating curbside pickup services and expediting communications using the ILS. These staff management tools include setting pickup intervals, setting the number of pickup slots allowed per interval, and whether patrons may directly schedule their own appointments. The development work completed by Equinox this week removes a technical barrier in the Koha system, allowing libraries to quickly deploy the new plugin without added cost.

"The beauty of community-based open source projects is that no organization is truly alone when taking a new feature over the finish line,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation Manager at Equinox and a Koha developer. “We are happy that we could assist ther Koha community by making this important functionality widely available."

Equinox has supported Koha ILS and partnered with the Koha community since 2009. Equinox is proud to serve Koha customers across North America with experienced support and migration teams as well as flexible, state-of-the-art hosting.

Equinox’s most recent Koha migrations include the Equinox Open Source Grant recipients Spark Central and Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico. To learn more about these and the other Koha libraries supported by Equinox, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/highlights.

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, Koha, and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with NoodleTools

LISWire - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 11:37

EBSCO Information Services Partners with NoodleTools
~ Partnership Integrates Citation Tool with EBSCO Search Interfaces ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 27, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with NoodleTools, a research management platform that allows students to export citations with ease. The partnership integrates NoodleTools with EBSCOhost®, EBSCO Discovery Service™ and Explora™ for mutual customers.

NoodleTools is a secure online research management platform that helps students organize their sources, build accurate citations, take notes, outline topics and prepare to write. NoodleTools allows students to create personal accounts, and now they can export MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations from any EBSCO search interface and save them to their accounts.

NoodleTools is used in more than 11,000 schools, colleges and universities. In addition to helping students generate accurate MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian references, NoodleTools promotes critical thinking and authentic research. The platform helps students analyze and evaluate their sources, collaborate with peers and solicit feedback from teachers and librarians.

NoodleTools founder Damon Abilock says this partnership will allow students of all ages using EBSCO interfaces to grow as researchers and transform into independent, self-reflective learners. “We strive to keep students organized and on task, as well as evaluate, synthesize and properly attribute information. This helps them build the connections necessary for breakthrough thinking, grow a healthy dose of skepticism and a lifelong mindset for original work. This partnership with EBSCO will allow us to influence more students and help them continue to develop their researching skills.”

The NoodleTools enhancement has been automatically released across all EBSCO search interfaces. To learn how to export citations to NoodleTools, visit EBSCO Connect.

About NoodleTools
NoodleTools is a responsive, user-friendly research management platform with a proven track record across thousands of schools and universities. Providing users with an essential thinking space, the platform allows researchers at any level to organize sources, notes, and new ideas in one place.

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, and clinical decisions 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 385,000 serials, including more than 170,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 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]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesNoodleToolscitationsresearch

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