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Amigos Library Services Presents The Conference on The Purpose Based Library

LISWire - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:55

Meet authors John Huber (Lean Library Management) and Steve Potter (public library administer) August 24-25 at the Conference on the Purpose-Based Library in Kansas City, MO. The day and a half conference will examine the premises behind their book:

  • Survival depends on quicker, faster, better lean core services
  • Success depends on community/library partnerships and value-added metrics
  • Growth depends on libraries communicating, reflecting and pursuing their true purpose

Library Journal recently recognized Huber and Potter’s book in this article. While attending the conference, you will learn to use The Purpose-Based Library approach to developing an essential, sustainable, community based library. You will also take the first steps in developing a work plan for implementing the approach.

“We’ve planned an exciting conference for those libraries interesting in adopting all or some of the concepts presented in The Purpose-Based Library,” says Tracy Rochow Byerly, Chief Communications, Education and Membership Officer. “Authors and implementers will be there to interact with attendees at this event to add value and take these ideas to the next level.”

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn and network from these authors. To see the full schedule and to sign up for the conference, visit the conference website.

About Amigos Library Services - We are one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. For more than 40 years, Amigos members have collaborated to obtain affordable services and shared library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the rich cultural heritage of their communities. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.

Intended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Fargo Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:44

7/27/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Fargo Public Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Fargo Public Library of Fargo, North Dakota is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions has completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 165,000 titles late last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Fargo Public Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at:https://catalog.fargolibrary.org

Timothy Dirks, Director of the Fargo Public Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater:

"The Fargo Public Library is excited to be part of the dynamic Koha community and work with our partners at ByWater Solutions for the continued development and enhancement of the Koha integrated library system."

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

"We're always happy to welcome a new partner at ByWater and Fargo Public Library is no exception. In choosing Koha as their ILS, Fargo has shown a commitment to open source and forward thinking innovation that we love to see in libraries. We look forward to working closely with the staff of the library to make their patron's experience even better through the use of open source."

About the FargoPublic Library:
The Fargo Public Library, with three locations in Fargo, North Dakota, provides educational and entertainment materials for people of all ages.Hours for the three libraries vary based on location.The Fargo Public Library has a collection of more than 165,000 books, 10,000 DVDs and many other physical (external link)and electronic resources. All three locations provide public access computers and wireless internet access for laptops. The library also has children's, teen, and adult programming including story times, computer classes and delivery to homebound citizens through our outreach service. Check out the calendar of events for programming information.

Please explore the links to the left for information on our various locations and services. The links at the top of the page will take you to our catalog and the links to the right will take you to library card sign up and other Web-based services. For more information please visit:http://www.cityoffargo.com/CityInfo/Departments/Library/

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 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 to support Koha 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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: kohaKoha open source ILSkoha open source supportOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Exploring Discovery – demystifying the breadth and depth of discovery

LISWire - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:25

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Ken Varnum’s new edited collection Exploring Discovery

We are in a new age of discovery. Not one recalled from history books, where exploration of the physical world proceeded apace, but an age where the incredible breadth and depth of knowledge is just as mysterious to the typical researcher. The new age of discovery builds on decades of advancements in handling metadata and full text in digital formats, natural language processing, keyword searching, and information science. The pace of change in the last half-century has been dizzying, enabling library technologists to enable information discovery across multiple scales, with tools and processes specific to each.

The concept of discovery covers scales from billions of items in the large web-scale systems to just hundreds of items at the other end of the scale in purpose-built discovery tools for an individual library. In his new book, editor Ken Varnum brings together leading experts to explore both discovery tools that have been made to enable in-depth access to relatively narrow information silos, as well as tools that enable exploration of broad swathes of digital and off-line content.

Using a series of case studies, Exploring Discovery illustrates the interfaces and technologies that can be used by libraries today and examines the future of discovery. Divided into four sections, I) Vended Discovery Systems, II) Custom Discovery Systems, III) Interfaces, IV) Content and Metadata, the book covers key topics including:

• choosing a web-scale discovery system
• libraries, archives and museums sharing a single discovery tool
• managing internal development requirements with the constraints of a small or medium-sized library
• integrating discovery to improve user experience
• custom discovery systems built with open-source software
• metadata challenges in discovery services
• open access and discovery tools
• regional aggregation and discovery of digital collections.

The Midwest Book Review said, “Exploring Discovery is easy to dip into as needed, and provides a comprehensive examination of discovery services that will prove invaluable to IT, web development, electronic resource management, and technical services staff”.

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Notes:

Exploring Discovery: The front door to your library’s licensed and digitized content | Jul 2016 | 304pp | Paperback; 9781783300969; £64.95

About the author

Ken Varnum is the Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Learning Analytics at the University of Michigan Library. Ken's research and professional interests include discovery systems, content management, and user-generated content. From 2007-2015 he was the Web Systems Manager at the U-M Library, where he managed the library's Drupal-driven website. He wrote Drupal in Libraries (2012) and edited The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (2014) and The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks (2014). You can learn more about Ken at http://varnum.org and find him on Twitter at @varnum.

Watch Ken Varnum describe the book in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jynPinGopn4

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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Franklin Public Library Goes Live on the Pioneer LibLime Koha Union Catalog

LISWire - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 19:00

Franklin Public Library Goes Live on the Pioneer LibLime Koha Union Catalog
North Bethesda, MD, July 15, 2016 – The Franklin Public Library has now joined the Pioneer Consortium LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services. Library staff has worked with LibLime Project Management to successfully migrate their bibliographic, item, and patron data into the union catalog.

About the Franklin Public Library
The Franklin Public Library is a focal community institution in the city Franklin, NE. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Great Plains of America’s Midwest near the Republican River, Franklin is a city surrounded by verdant farmland, native prairie, springs and creeks lined with massive walnuts, elms and cottonwoods where good old fashion home town values still exist. Named after Ben Franklin and settled by pioneers, this is the true home where the buffalo roam and the land of the Pawnee. Visitors and residents enjoy one of the most impressive migratory bird routes for geese, cranes and ducks which number in the tens of thousands in flocks that stretch as far as the eye can see. The library has a substantial print collection and also offers users access to eBooks through their membership in the Nebraska Overdrive Library program.

About the Pioneer Consortium
The Pioneer Consortium serves libraries throughout the state of Nebraska. The consortium continues to expand the number of members that share the LibLime Koha union catalog annually. The success of the early members of the consortium have been rewarded as many other libraries throughout the state join the union catalog and expand the collections available for resource sharing. The membership has grown from the initial four members to over two dozen in a few short years, with several others joining later this year.

About LibLime-PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

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Preserving our Heritage wins SAA Preservation Publication Award

LISWire - Fri, 07/22/2016 - 07:15

Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from antiquity to the digital age by Michele V Cloonan is the recipient of the 2016 Society of American Archivists' Preservation Publication Award.

The book offers a unique compilation of key texts from a range of international contributors, charting the development of preservation from its origins to modern day practice and offers an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value and authenticity of information preservation.

The Awards Committee said “Preserving Our Heritage is undeniably a monumental achievement and a welcome contribution to the bookshelves of preservation professionals everywhere”.

Established in 1993, the SAA Preservation Publication Award recognises and acknowledges the author or editor of an outstanding published work related to archives preservation and, through this acknowledgement, encourages outstanding achievement by others.

Preserving our Heritage: Perspectives from antiquity to the digital age | 2015 | 702pp | Paperback; 9781856049467 | £69.95

More info: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=049467

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New edited collection on managing digital cultural objects

LISWire - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 07:24

Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval edited by Allen Foster and Pauline Rafferty both at Aberystwyth University.

The book explores the analysis and interpretation, discovery and retrieval of a variety of non-textual objects, including image, music and moving image.

Bringing together chapters written by leading experts in the field, the first part of this book provides an overview of the theoretical and academic aspects of digital cultural documentation and considers both technical and strategic issues relating to cultural heritage projects, digital asset management and sustainability. The second part includes contributions from practitioners in the field focusing on case studies from libraries, archives and museums. While the third and final part considers social networking and digital cultural objects.

Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval draws from disciplines including information retrieval, library and information science (LIS), digital preservation, digital humanities, cultural theory, digital media studies and art history. It’s argued that this multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach is both necessary and useful in the age of the ubiquitous and mobile web.

Key topics covered include:

• Managing, searching and finding digital cultural objects
• Data modelling for analysis, discovery and retrieval
• Social media data as a historical source
• Visual digital humanities
• Digital preservation of audio content
• Photos on social networking sites
• Searching and creating affinities in web music collections
• Film retrieval on the web.

The book will provide inspiration for students seeking to develop creative and innovative research projects at Masters and PhD levels and will be essential reading for those studying digital cultural object management. Equally, it should serve practitioners in the field who wish to create and develop innovative, creative and exciting projects in the future.

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Managing Digital Cultural Objects: Analysis, discovery and retrieval | Jul 2016 | 256pp | Paperback; 9781856049412; £54.95

About the editors:

Allen Foster has a BA in Social History, a Master's in Information Management and a PhD in Information Science. As Reader in Information Science, he has held various roles, including Head of Department for Information Studies, at Aberystwyth University. His research interest areas span the research process of Master's and PhD students, the development of models for information behaviour and serendipity, and user experience of information systems, creativity and information retrieval. He has guest edited for several journal special issues, is a regional editor for The Electronic Library and is a member of journal editorial boards, international panels and conference committees.

Dr Pauline Rafferty MA(Hons) MSc MCLIP is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning at the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. She previously taught at the Department of Information Science, City University London, and in the School of Information Studies and Department of Media and Communication at the University of Central England, Birmingham.

Contributors:

Sarah Higgins, Aberystwyth University
Katrin Weller, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Hannah Dee, Aberystwyth University
Lorna Hughes, University of Glasgow
Lloyd Roderick, Aberystwyth University
Alexander Brown, Aberystwyth University
Maureen Pennock, British Library
Michael Day, British Library
Will Prentice, British Library
Corinne Jörgensen, Florida State University (Emeritus)
Nicola Orio, University of Padua
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rosa Ines de Novias Cordeiro, Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro

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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God's Bible School Goes Live on ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:07

7/19/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

God's Bible School Goes Live on ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Libraries of God's Bible School of Cincinnati, OH. are now live on their Koha open source integrated library system with support from ByWater Solutions.

The campus libraries of God's Bible College include the R.G. Flex on Memorial Library, the Schmul Library and Ministerial Resource Center, the Gale Center and Library and the college Archives and Special Collections. Additionally, the Division of Music maintains an extensive library of sheet music.The online catalog contains records for more than 120,000 books, AV, periodical and article titles in the libraries' print and digital collections. The libraries' also facilitate access to more than 2,700 (subscription) and 10,000 (open source) full-text electronic journal titles.

Joshua Avery, Director of Library Services, commented on their decision to move to ByWater Solutions:

"Not only has Koha proven to be more robust system than our legacy ILS, but contracting with ByWater Solutions for hosting and support has allowed us to focus on our primary mission of providing library services and resources. ByWater has consistently offered prompt service and support, allowing us to see both financial and staffing efficiencies. Additionally, ByWater understands libraries and has a strong track record of advancing the functionality and interoperability of the Koha ILS. As open source systems increasingly become a part of the future of libraries, we are glad to be part of the future of both Koha and ByWater Solutions."

About God's Bible School:

Welcome to God's Bible School and College! Today, as they have for more than 100 years, our graduates are making a contribution around the world by taking their places in the church and society as well-trained, biblically-minded, and professionally-competent servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. A long history of outstanding Alumni is the real measure of our success. The graduates of our school have so impacted our world that the alumni motto is "The sun never sets on the students of God's Bible School and College.

When you join our growing student body, you will study with outstanding leaders. The members of our faculty combine strong academic qualifications, years of ministry experience, and a deep commitment to our mission. All of our professors are men and women of faith, deeply committed to Christ and to the life-changing truth of Scripture. Studying with them, you will be challenged personally, intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

Our strategic location in the heart of Cincinnati Ohio offers a picturesque view of the city skyline and serves as a ready reminder of the challenges and opportunities for ministry in the 21st century. For more information please visit:https://www.gbs.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 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 to support Koha 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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha supportkohakoha ILSOpen Source ILSopen sourceOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

The Katharine Brush Library at The Loomis Chaffee School Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:58

7/14/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The Katharine Brush Library at Loomis Chaffee School, of Windsor, CT is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 30,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://pelicat.loomis.bywatersolutions.com/

Eric Styles, Director of the Katherine Brush Library, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"The Loomis Chaffee School's Katharine Brush Library had the same ILS since it went automated in the mid-1990s. We were looking for an ILS and vendor that would provide a dynamic product, which continues to customize with improvements, and excellent customer service. The open source product Koha offered our first need. Koha provides a staff client and OPAC that is easy to navigate and provides the ability to make customizable and global changes, which is not available in many "out of the box" ILS vendors. Also, as an open source product Koha continues to improve with community needs and crowd sourcing. The open source environment makes you feel a part of a community, which again we would not get with an "out of the box" ILS. ByWater achieved our second need with excellent customer service, including a seamless, hands-on migration and OPAC customization. It is refreshing to deal with a dedicated staff, which believes in the success of their product. We also feel a part of the ByWater family and the continued excellent support we have from them."

About TheLoomis Chaffee School:
The Loomis Chaffee School is a renowned New England boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in Windsor, Connecticut. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings whose children all died tragically and who then selflessly determined to found a school as a gift to the children of others, Loomis Chaffee provides our students with the best education - an education in which excellence in teaching and learning is shaped by the why, as much as the what, and every member of the community shares a commitment to the best self and the common good.

The School:

  • grades 9,12 and post-graduate
  • trimester schedule with an 11-day cycle; classes held on eight Saturdays
  • 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Connecticut
  • 12 dormitories with 36 live-in faculty families and 42 affiliated faculty members
  • 250+ courses (regular, advanced, and Advanced Placement) and independent study
  • average class size: 12
  • The Norton Family Center for the Common Good
  • The Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies
  • The Henry R. Kravis '63 Center for Excellence in Teaching

For more information please visit: http://www.loomischaffee.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 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 to support Koha 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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha supportKoha open source ILSkoha ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

PPF Reaches Subscription Fulfillment Agreement with NACE International

LISWire - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 11:42

PPF Reaches Subscription Fulfillment Agreement with NACE International
~ Agreement Provides Subscription Fulfillment for NACE ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 14, 2016 — Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription services for NACE International. As part of the partnership, PPF will provide subscription management services for NACE, including fulfillment, renewals, customer service and reporting.

The partnership, beginning July 2016, takes PPF’s expertise at managing institutional subscriptions and allows publishers to focus on editorial excellence. Associations that want to keep membership in-house can rely on PPF to manage the institutional market on their behalf.

Group Publisher for NACE International, Bill Wageneck believes the partnership with PPF will benefit NACE and its subscribers, “We are looking forward to this partnership with PPF and the efficient management it will bring to Material Performance and CORROSION journals’ agency and institution subscription bases.”

About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 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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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text™ Now Available from EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:49

~ Extensive Full-text Coverage of the World’s Music Literature ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 12, 2016 — Music researchers can now access one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of global music research with the release of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc (RILM), RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text enhances the unrivaled bibliography of writings on music provided by RILM Abstracts of Music Literature™ with the addition of approximately one million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present—90 of which are unavailable elsewhere online.

The vast and unique global full-text content in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text spans 50 countries in 40 languages, providing broad coverage of music-related disciplines, fields, and subject areas including musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, performance and pedagogy.

The cover-to-cover full text in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text includes articles and reviews as well as obituaries, editorials, correspondence, advertisements and news items. This extensive full text, paired with the comprehensive bibliographic writings on music creates an unrivaled resource.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text currently includes 62,000 records. By the end of 2016, the collection will contain over 175,000 records and will continue to be updated with the full-text content of recent issues. Complete information regarding each journal in the collection and its current coverage status can be found at http://www.rilm.org/fulltext. RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text is available via the EBSCOhost® platform and is updated monthly.

EBSCO provides a wide variety of music resources including, RILM Music Encyclopedias™, that complement one another and provide researchers with extensive coverage from renowned sources all on one platform.

About RILM
Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) facilitates and disseminates music research worldwide. It is committed to the comprehensive and accurate representation of music scholarship in all countries and languages, and across all disciplinary and cultural boundaries. RILM’s flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, is a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present. RILM Music Encyclopedias, a full-text repository of seminal music encyclopedias, was launched in December 2015. In late 2016, in partnership with the publisher Bärenreiter and J.B. Metzler, RILM will release MGG online, which comprises the 2nd edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart along with new and substantially updated content.
RILM is a joint project of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML); International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM); and the International Musicological Society (IMS). For more information, visit the RILM website at http://www.rilm.org

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 8,000 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 750,000 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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U.S. Academic Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

LISWire - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 17:45

North Bethesda, MD, July 8, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by an academic U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

About Bibliovation
The Bibliovation LSP provides an extensible, web based platform from which libraries can manage both traditional bibliographic materials along with digital content, all in a single platform. Supporting MARC21, RDA and geotagging, Bibliovation offers a Rest API-based Discovery Layer integrated with the EDS API providing the end user the ability to search both catalog and databases at the same time. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests and reference requests from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation is completely web-based, FISMA- certified and is hosted in a FedRAMP-compliant hosting facility. The latest release of Bibliovation, which came out in April 2016, includes a variety of new features such as OCR upon ingest, batch edit of bibliographic records, ‘object-only’ displays in the Discovery Layer, a new reporting module, and notification enhancements.

About LibLime-PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

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New edition of the seminal guide to copyright issues in online learning

LISWire - Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:00

Facet Publishing have announced the publication of Copyright and E-learning: A guide for practitioners, 2nd edition

Fully up-to-date with recent changes to copyright law throughout the world, Copyright and E-learning has been completely revised by co-authors Jane Secker and Chris Morrison.

The book provides practical advice about a variety of copyright issues for those working in the broad field of online learning. It seeks to challenge the notion that copyright is always an obstacle to teaching with digital technology, or that copyright laws are out of step with the ways in which modern teachers and students wish to work.

Jane Secker said, “As with any book about technology, five years is a long time, and technological developments made much of the contents of the first edition in need of real updating. The book is designed to be read by practitioners and so it offers pragmatic advice on a range of issues from digitising orphan works, to lecture recordings, the use of social media and MOOCs. We wrote the book in a jargon-free easily digestible way, to make it a practical guide for learning technologists, but also teachers, lecturers and other learning support staff in higher education, schools, further education and even in a workplace learning setting, where online learning is used extensively”.

The book is based on best practice developed by leading institutions that are supporting students in a blended learning environment and contains seven case studies illustrating copyright and e-learning in practice throughout the world.

Copyright and E-learning will enable readers to be more confident that they are using technologies legally and they are not exposing their institution to the risk of legal challenges from publishers and other rights holders. It will also help readers to understand how copyright exceptions and licences can help to provide access to resources for their students and provide a framework for dealing with copyright queries and for offering training and support in their institutions.

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Press and review copies contact:

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

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Copyright and E-learning: A guide for Practitioners, 2nd edition | Jun 2016 | 270pp | Paperback; 9781783300600; £49.95

About the authors:

Jane Secker (B.A., Ph.D., PGCertHE, FHEA) is Copyright and Digital and Literacy Advisor at LSE, where she has responsibility for the digital literacy programme for staff and PhD students. She also advises staff about copyright issues particularly related to their use of digital resources and e-learning. She has published widely and led several externally funded projects, most recently being project manager for the DELILA (Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Accreditation) funded by JISC and the Higher Education Academy to release digital and information literacy materials and open educational resources. She is the editor of Rethinking Information Literacy: A practical framework for supporting learning.

Chris Morrison is the Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, licences, training and advice. He was previously the Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library and before that worked for music collecting society PRS for Music. He is a member of the Universities UK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group on whose behalf he also attends the Education Licensing Working Group (ELWG). He is currently collaborating with Jane Secker on a number of copyright literacy projects and is the creator of Copyright the Card Game.

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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Practical guidance on using altmetrics to measure, share, connect and communicate research

LISWire - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 06:38

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics, edited by Andy Tattersall.

This new book brings together experts in their fields to guide readers through the practical and technical aspects of altmetrics.

Altmetrics focuses on research artefact level metrics that are not exclusive to traditional journal papers but also extend to book chapters, posters and data sets, among other items. It offers additional indicators of attention, review and impact that add highly responsive layers to the slower to accrue traditional research metrics.

Contributed to by leading atmetric innovators including Euan Adie, founder and CEO of Altmetric.com, William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach at Mendeley and Ben Showers, author of the bestselling Library Analytics and Metrics, the book details the methods that can be employed to reach different audiences, even with only minimal resources.

The book explains the theory behind altmetrics and provides practical advice to using the increasing number of tools available for librarians and researchers to measure, share, connect and communicate research including Academia.edu, Facebook, Mendeley, ResearchGate, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Figshare, Altmetric.com, SlideShare Kudos and many more.

Anyone wanting to understand altmetrics and encourage others to use it will find this book essential reading including library and information professionals working in higher education, researchers, academics and higher education leaders and strategists.

The editor, Andy Tattersall, has also made a video to complement the book which provides a whistle-stop tour of altmetrics and associated tools. The video can be viewed here.

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Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics | Jun 2016 | 2224pp | Paperback; 9781783300105; £49.95

About the authors:

Andy Tattersall (editor) writes and gives talks about digital academia, learning technology, scholarly communications, open research, web tools, altmetrics and social media– in particular, their application for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration. He is very interested in how we manage information and how information overload affects our professional and personal lives. His teaching interests lie in encouraging colleagues and students to use the many tools and technologies(quite often freely) available to aid them carry out research and collaboration within the academic and clinical setting. He is Secretary for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals – Multi Media and Information Technology Committee.

Euan Adie is founder and CEO of Altmetric.com, which supplies altmetrics data to funders, universities and publishers. Originally a computational biologist at the University of Edinburgh, in 2005 Euan developed postgenomic.com, which aggregated blog posts written by life scientists about published scholarly articles. This effort was supported by Nature Publishing Group, where he then worked in product management roles until starting Altmetric.com in 2011.

Claire Beecroft is a university teacher/information specialist at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the University of Sheffield. Claire currently teaches on a variety of courses within ScHARR and the wider university, including the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and the MScs in Health Informatics, Public Health and HTA. Claire’s key research interests are around e-learning, e-health, applications of Web 2.0 to healthcare, teaching of health informatics and information skills and support for NHS librarians and staff to develop key informatics skills. Her main teaching interests are around literature searching and evidence retrieval, critical appraisal, e-health, telemedicine, media portrayal of health research and health economics, and information study skills.

Dr Andrew Booth is Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield. Between 2008 and 2014 he served as Director of Research Information (Outputs) for ScHARR, helping to prepare the school’s Research Excellence Framework submission. Prior to this he worked in a wide range of roles supporting research data management, information management and evidence-based practice and delivering writing workshops to researchers. With a background in information science, Andrew has a particular interest in bibliometrics and literature review. Andrew currently serves on the editorial boards of Systematic Reviews, Implementation Science and Health Information & Libraries Journal. Over his 33-year career to date in health information management and health services research he has authored four books and over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley. He attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his PhD in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology programme at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics start-up, then joined Mendeley. Dr Gunn is an Open Access advocate, co-founder of the Reproducibility Initiative and serves on the National Information Standards Organisation (NISO) Altmetrics working group.

Ben Showers is a Digital Delivery Manager at the Cabinet Office, using digital technologies to transform government services and systems for the better.Previously,he worked at JISC where he was Head of Scholarly and Library Futures, working on projects that included a shared library analytics service, as well as projects exploring the future of library systems, digital libraries, usability and digitization. He is the author ofLibrary Analytics and Metrics: using data to drive decisions and services (Facet Publishing, 2015).

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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Brill Launches New Collection of Review Journals

LISWire - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 08:13

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 4 July 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, launches Brill Research Perspectives (www.brill.com/brp), a new collection of review journals in International Law, the Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Brill Research Perspectives provides an in-depth introduction to key research areas in International Law, the Humanities, and Social Sciences. Written by top authors in the field, they combine the verification of peer review, high usage of reference works and the pedagogy of textbooks. Researchers can use Brill Research Perspectives to acquaint themselves quickly with an unfamiliar area without having to sift through a large number of sources. The modular nature of Brill Research Perspectives allows university educators to use these publications for graduate teaching purposes, especially in areas where there is a lack of textbooks.

Each issue of a journal published under the Brill Research Perspectives umbrella contains a single in-depth article of 50-100 pages. Articles are published in real time and authors have the opportunity to make periodic updates. The bibliography of the online article is linked to internal and external sources. The journals are available online on http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com, and in print.

The 2016 package consists of thirteen journals, including International Water Law, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, Biblical Interpretation, and Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition. Nine new titles will be added to the package in 2017. Customers may subscribe to an individual journal (print/electronic/print and electronic) or the entire Brill Research Perspectives package. For more information see www.brill.com/brp.

For more information contact Jasmin Lange, Manager Business Development at Brill, [email protected], T: +31 (0)71 5353 428.

For customer queries contact Brill’s sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 or your usual distributor.

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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 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 more information, visit www.brill.com.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-collection-review-journals

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Brill Launches New Journal: Philological Encounters

LISWire - Thu, 06/30/2016 - 08:16

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 30 June 2016

International publisher Brill launches a new journal in 2016: Philological Encounters( http://www.brill.com/products/journal/philological-encounters), in collaboration with the research program Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship (http://www.forum-transregionale-studien.de/forum/publikationen/alle-publ..., Forum Transregionale Studien/Freie Universität Berlin).

Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Philology, Intellectual History and the History of Scholarship, which spans across all Brill publishing areas, such as Asian Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Language and Literature. Philological Encounters will consist of 4 issues per year, with an accompanying book series of the same title. The journal will be available both online on http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/ and in print.

Philological Encounters’ advisory board member Prof. Sheldon Pollock (Columbia University) said that "Philology is being reborn across the globe. But if it is to fully develop its new and dynamic identity—as a transhistorical and transregional, comparative and critical discipline—and thereby reclaim its central role in both the academy and public life, we must have a journal that fully embodies those aspirations. Philological Encounters is that journal, and world philologists welcome it with open arms."

“This new journal is a perfect fit for Brill’s publishing program,” says Kathy van Vliet, Acquisitions Editor and responsible for the new journal at Brill. “Philological Encounters welcomes contributions of critical and comparative perspectives that integrate textual scholarship and the study of language from across the world and across all disciplines within the Humanities.”

For general information about this journal, please contact Kathy van Vliet, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected].

For customer queries and product trials, please contact your librarian, or send an email to our Sales department at [email protected] (the Americas) or [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific).

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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 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 more information, visit www.brill.com.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-philological-encoun...

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Daniel Morgan Academy Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:42

6/28/2016
CONTACT:
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Daniel Morgan Academy Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at Daniel Morgan Academy of Washington, DC. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Library's more than 12,000 titles earlier this year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Daniel Morgan Academy Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://danielmorganlibrary.bywatersolutions.com/

Diane White, Library Director, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"The ByWater Koha system, backed by the wonderful support and training teams, has made my arrival as the Daniel Morgan Academy’s Library Director quite smooth. Although I had heard Nicole speak at many conferences and events, and understood the concept of an open source ILS, I was totally unfamiliar with Koha as an operational platform. Your system has proven to be very intuitive and unbreakable – I can try things, investigate modules and read documentation in numerous fora – and, most of the time, I am able to figure things out. About the only thing I could recommend would be to produce a Koha for Dummies book; for someone with no computer science or systems experience some of the documentation is a little daunting. But, whenever that happens I can always rely on your patient and friendly support staff. They have been especially helpful in assisting me through the post-migration work, and I look forward to continuing to draw on their expertise."

About the Daniel Morgan Academy:
Established in 2014, the Daniel Morgan Academy provides graduate education in support of the intelligence and national security communities. Its three Master’s programs (Intelligence, National Security, Information Operations) and five specialized credit-bearing certificates provide the framework through and in which students can advance themselves academically, personally and professionally. A practitioner faculty impart and ensure optimum understandings of real world events, and a strong cadre of visiting instructors supplements the classroom experience through simulation and presentation.

The Daniel Morgan Academy is a new, independent and stand-alone graduate school in Washington, DC (near Farragut North and West Metro Stations) dedicated to delivering the practical edge for the national security and intelligence professional. The Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is neither a government contractor nor a government entity. For more information please visit: https://danielmorgan.academy/about/

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 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 to support Koha 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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PPF Continues Partnership with De Gruyter

LISWire - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:19

~ Renewal Agreement Provides Subscription Fulfillment for De Gruyter Journals ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 28, 2016 — Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has renewed its partnership to fulfill subscription services for journals from De Gruyter. The partnership ensures that the needs of De Gruyter subscribers are met while allowing the company to focus on the editorial aspects of its business.

The partnership between PPF and De Gruyter, which began in 2010, provides long-term value and stability to its fulfillment clients that subscribe to its humanities, social sciences, STM and law journals, the more than 750 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products that De Gruyter produces. PPF’s expertise at managing institutional subscriptions and providing consultative, industry-specific analysis allows publishers to focus on editorial excellence and grow circulation and revenue.

Managing Director at De Gruyter, Carsten Buhr, looks forward to the continued partnership between the two companies: “Since 2010 PPF has been a reliable partner of De Gruyter’s, representing our subscription business in the Americas. We prize PPF’s collaborative and innovative spirit, and are happy to be further strengthening our partnership with them so that we can continue to build our subscription business in one of De Gruyter’s largest growth markets.”

For more information, visit the PPF website at www.ppfebsco.com

About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Kathleen McEvoy
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EBSCO Information Services Announces Austin Community College the Winner of its EBSCO Solar Grant

LISWire - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:50

EBSCO Information Services Announces Austin Community College the Winner of its EBSCO Solar Grant
~ EBSCO Information Services Providing Up to $150,000 Grant For Highland Learning Center Campus Library to Install Solar Array ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 24, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is announcing the winner of its EBSCO Solar grant. Austin Community College (ACC) District’s Highland Campus Library in Austin, Texas has been selected as the winner of the grant which will cover up to $150,000 of the cost of installing a solar array. The grant will allow the Library to install solar panels and reduce its electricity expenditures.

Austin Community College District’s President and CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes says the Highland Campus Library is a headquarters for innovation among ACC libraries and the college is committed to minimizing its impact on the environment and reducing its dependence on nonrenewable energy. “Being able to install a photovoltaic is a great opportunity to continue to meet the sustainability practices outlined by the ACC Board of Trustees. EBSCO’s willingness to fund this project pushes us forward faster.”

The Library is located at ACC’s Highland Campus, which opened in August 2014 in north central Austin and serves more than 5,000 students. The campus is located on the site of the former Highland Mall which ACC purchased and remodeled into a college campus. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the campus LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for sustainable design and construction. The project has received other awards including the Associated Builders and Contractors Central Texas Chapter Award for Excellence in Construction; the Urban Land Institute’s 2015 Impact Award for Innovation; and the Design Award from the American Institute of Architects Austin Chapter.

ACC Library Services is a collaborative system of information, reference, research, and instructional and technical support whose mission is to support student success, classroom faculty, and teaching and learning. Each of the 11 ACC campuses throughout the district houses a library which provides students with study space, research workstations, course reserves, laptop and e-device checkout services and expert assistance from faculty librarians. ACC’s Dean of Library Services, Dr. Julie Todaro, says, “The Highland Campus Library houses the BatLab—a center for innovative Makerspace STEM activities—and is the perfect location for this environmental initiative. We are excited to partner with EBSCO in this exciting venture and with ACC’s forward-thinking Office of Sustainability.”

EBSCO Industries President and CEO Tim Collins says the submissions indicated that librarians are interested in alternative energies and programming that supports their decisions to go green. “So many of the submissions demonstrated a real interest in reducing the library’s environmental footprint and promoting those decisions to their communities. It was difficult to come up with just one winner but we believe Austin Community College will make great use of the money and its campus and community will benefit.”

Nearly 80 libraries submitted applications. Submissions highlighted the libraries’ current green activities, listed program requests and outlined how sites would get their campus or community involved.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 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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OCLC wins Knight News Challenge award to promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia

LISWire - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 00:01

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—OCLC has been named a winner of the Knight News Challenge, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for a project that will promote collaboration between public libraries and Wikipedia and bring together authoritative library resources and contributors to one of the most popular information resources on the web.

The project was selected as a winner from more than 600 applications and 47 semifinalists. Launched in September 2015, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries is funding breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

WebJunction, a program of OCLC Research, will work with a Wikipedian-in-Residence to deliver a national-scale training program that will build library staff skills to create and edit Wikipedia articles and to implement a Wikipedia outreach program in their local communities. This will include teaching U.S. public library staff the basics of Wikipedia editing and community norms, and giving library staff tools to engage local, experienced Wikipedians in related library events and activities.

“OCLC Research has been working with the Wikipedia community for years to make available authoritative library resources to support Wikipedia work,” said Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President, Membership and Research, and Chief Strategist. “WebJunction works closely with public libraries to promote collaborative learning. We’re grateful for this support that will help us bring together library staff and Wikipedians to offer a richer experience for information seekers.”

“Through this project, OCLC aims to help librarians update their skills, while increasing information literacy in communities and contributing to Wikipedia’s work to make knowledge more accessible to all,” said John Bracken, Knight Foundation vice president for media innovation.

The project will reinforce libraries as stewards of quality information, standard bearers for information literacy and curators of authoritative collections. While anyone can contribute to Wikipedia and its growing base of knowledge, knowing how to edit Wikipedia remains a mystery to most people, even information professionals. This project will equip library staff to become Wikipedia editors and to engage community members to join them and other local Wikipedians in collecting and extending access to knowledge.

Read the full project application on the Knight News Challenge website.

OCLC staff will participate, along with representatives from Knight Foundation, in a program with Knight News Challenge on Libraries winners on Saturday, June 25, during the ALA Annual Conference from 1–2:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T. More information is on the ALA website.

Knight’s mission is to promote informed and engaged communities. The foundation does that by investing in innovations in media and journalism, community engagement and the arts.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit knightfoundation.org.

About WebJunction
As an open learning community, WebJunction provides online resources, programming and learning opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and confidence that library staff need to power relevant, vibrant libraries. A program of OCLC Research, WebJunction designs and delivers transformational programs that connect public library service to community needs such as lifelong learning, health and wellness, and economic success. More than 70 percent of all U.S. public libraries across all 50 states have participated in WebJunction programs and learning since 2003.

About OCLC
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OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services turns 5

LISWire - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:57

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 23, 2016—July 1, 2016 will mark the 5th anniversary of the general release of OCLC WorldShare Management Services, the first-ever cloud-based cooperative library management system. More than 500 libraries spanning 6 continents—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America—have selected WorldShare Management Services as their library management system since its introduction.

WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is a complete, cloud-based library management system that offers all the applications needed to manage a library, including Acquisitions, Circulation, Metadata, Resource Sharing, License Management and a single-search Discovery interface for library users. WMS also includes a range of Reports that help libraries understand their activities and track key metrics over time.

As part of the OCLC library cooperative, WMS libraries work together through the WorldShare environment. Librarians are able to connect with one another, exchange best practices, share experience and expertise, and contribute ideas in a web-based OCLC Community Center, which is available 24/7. Librarians can also connect via in-person and virtual WMS Community Meetings.

“OCLC and member libraries worked together to build WorldShare Management Services, a cooperative effort to create the next-generation library services platform,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “It’s not that often that we can affect real change in library automation systems, but WMS was the catalyst for real change. The unprecedented growth and adoption of WMS is due to the hard work and collaborative engagement of OCLC’s dedicated membership.”

"WMS is truly a library system for the 21st century,” said Lynne Jacobsen, Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication at Pepperdine University, which was among the earliest adopters of WMS. “WMS has enabled us to efficiently acquire, manage and provide access to electronic resources which now outnumber our print resources. We're able to effectively manage licenses that affect interlibrary loan. We're able to conduct sophisticated collection analysis, compare with peer institutions, and compile statistics for comprehensive library assessment.”

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our participation in the development of WMS,” said Jacobsen.
In the United States and Canada, more than 80 libraries of all types have joined the WMS community in the last year, including 4-year colleges such as Babson College, community colleges such as Weatherford College, and specialized academic institutions such as the Medical University of South Carolina.

Also in the United States, groups such as the West Virginia University Libraries, Potomac State College, WVU Institute of Technology, West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University have joined the WMS community.

In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, noteworthy additions to the WMS community include several firsts: the Münster University of Applied Science was the first academic institution in Germany to join the WMS community; the College of Europe was the first institution in Belgium, the University of KwaZulu-Natal was the first in South Africa, and the American University of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates was the first in the Middle East.

In Australia and New Zealand, this past year Scion became the first institution in New Zealand to join the WMS community. Most recently, The Northern Territory Library, a major reference and research institution in Australia, selected WMS for more than 50 libraries in the region.

Libraries worldwide are using WMS to share bibliographic records, publisher and knowledge base data, vendor records, serials patterns and more. With WorldCat at its foundation, WMS enables libraries to draw on the collaborative data and work of libraries worldwide for more efficient workflows. WMS also provides libraries with the unique opportunity to share innovation, applications, infrastructure, vision and success in serving their users.

More about WorldShare Management Services is on the OCLC website.

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