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Brill Launches New Journal: Journal of African Military History

LISWire - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:54

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 September 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the Journal of African Military History, in collaboration with Professor Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University, and Professor Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College.

Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Military History and in African Studies. The Journal of African Military History will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in July: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24680966/1/1-2

Advisory Board member Professor Richard Reid (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) said: “The arrival of this journal marks, at last, the coming of age of one of the most vibrant and exciting themes in African historical studies: the exploration of the culture and practice of warfare. The Editorial Board is a 'who's who' of the leading scholars in the field, and they will ensure that the journal showcases the very finest work on war and military culture, from the precolonial past through to more recent history. The journal has been a long time coming, and will be welcomed by students and historians of war in Africa and indeed beyond.”

“This new journal is an excellent addition to Brill, strengthening both our Military History program and our African Studies program,” adds Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal. “It is a key part of the important academic movement to bring these two fields together, and to re-instate military history in Africa’s past. Much research remains to be done in the field, and we hope that the journal will offer a focused and high-caliber forum for the presentation and dissemination of this work for years to come, as well as stimulating the further development of this burgeoning area of research.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts from all disciplines that situate the study of African military experience within a historical context, and also welcomes submissions for themed special issues.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit www.brill.com/jamh.

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

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions

LISWire - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:30

For immediate release

1st September 2017

Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage by Gill Hamilton and Fred Saunderson.

In the digital era, libraries, archives, museums and galleries are no longer constrained by the physical limitations of their buildings, analogue books, manuscripts, maps, paintings and artefacts. Cultural collections now can be safely distributed and shared globally. To ensure that the benefits of this ability to share are realised, cultural institutions must endeavour to provide free and open access to their digital collections. The tool for achieving this is open licensing.

Featuring real-world case studies from diverse education and heritage organizations, Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage digs into the concept of ‘open’ in relation to intellectual property. It explores the organizational benefits of open licensing and the open movement, including the importance of content discoverability, arguments for wider collections impact and access, the practical benefits of simplicity and scalability, and more ethical and principled arguments related to the protection of public content and the public domain.

The authors said, “Openly sharing our knowledge, experience, content and culture for free is not a new concept. Sharing is an innate and natural part of our human character. Forward looking, inclusive, modern, relevant cultural heritage organizations must play a central role in supporting free, open access to culture at a global level. This is possible, practical and achievable with considered and informed application of an open licensing framework. Our book will provide readers with the insight, knowledge, and confidence to make a case for and implement an open licensing approach.”

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Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage | Aug 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301850 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783301867 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783302505

Gill Hamilton is Digital Access Manager at the National Library of Scotland where she leads on access to the Library’s extensive digital collections, and oversees its resource discovery and library management systems.

Fred Saunderson is the National Library of Scotland’s Intellectual Property Specialist where he has responsibility for providing copyright and intellectual property advice and guidance, as well as coordinating licensing and re-use procedures.

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 Asia Opens a Branch Office in Beijing

LISWire - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:19

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) / Beijing (CN) – 1 September 2017

International academic publisher Brill, through its regional office in Singapore, Brill Asia, has opened a branch office in Beijing, supporting its sales and marketing activities. The official opening took place during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF, 23-27 August). A festive reception for the opening of Brill China was held at the Residence of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the presence of Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. Paul Menkveld and distinguished guests. Celebratory speeches were given by the acting Ambassador, representatives of Brill, Peking University Library, and established publishing partners.

“For over 300 years Royal Brill Publishing House has been in the business of connecting societies through scholarly publications. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing is happy to see that Royal Brill, publishing for more than 100 years on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese language, will continue their work of engaging and partnering with Asia’s best scholars, universities and publishing houses from their newly established branch office in China’s capital Beijing. We wish this renowned Dutch company and its staff all the best”.
Paul Menkveld, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

“Opening a branch office in China is a logical step after we established Brill Asia, our regional office in Singapore, in 2015. China is an important market that requires a different approach. Closeness to market is key, with local staff that can serve our customers in their own language and time-zone. We are delighted to continue to serve their needs though Brill China.”
Liesbeth Kanis, Managing Director Brill Asia and Brill China

At the BIBF, Brill further signed a strategic cooperation agreement with The Commercial Press (1897), one of the leading presses in China in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The two presses will collaborate on publishing academic books, journals and digital products.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Commercial Press, one of China's oldest and most prestigious publishers. Our publishing houses share a vision of excellence in academic publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our joint agreement is an important step in strengthening Brill's presence in China.”
Dr. Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director Asian Studies, Brill

On the same day, Brill and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their collaboration on a collection of digital resources, entitled Jewish Refugees in China.
For more information on Brill China ([email protected]) contact Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mr. Peter Coebergh ([email protected]) or Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis ([email protected]). For more information on the publishing cooperation contact Dr. Uri Tadmor ([email protected]) or Dr. Qin Higley ([email protected]).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology. With offices in Leiden, Boston, Paderborn, Singapore and China, Brill annually publishes over 270 journals and around 1200 new books and reference works, 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 more information, visit www.brill.com.

About The Commercial Press
The Commercial Press was founded in Shanghai on February 11, 1897 and is the oldest modern publishing house in China. After several decades, it has been developed into a cultural and educational institute with publishing as its major business. Guided consistently by the principle of fostering cultural enhancement and intellectual enlightenment, its impact on the history of cultural and educational publishing in modern China has been profound and far-reaching. The Commercial Press is devoted to promoting cultural and educational enterprises in this new age of information. Building upon the foundation of both printed and digital formats, it will continue to advance, and actively pursue new developments towards greater diversification. For more information see our website.

About Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJUTP)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) is the official publishing house of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s leading universities and research institutions. Founded in 1983, it furthers the university’s goals of excellence in academic research, education and spreading knowledge. SJTUP publishes about 1,500 monographs, reference titles and textbooks annually covering a wide range of subjects, including natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Highlights include Collected Works of H.S. Tsien, A History of Chinese Science and Technology by former President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Lu Yongxiang, Aerospace Engineering Series edited by Academician Gu Songfen, and the first Chinese edition of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations translated by Yan Fu. Working closely with scholars, SJTUP disseminates science and promotes learning for the international academic community, meeting the needs of the full spectrum of researchers, professionals, teachers and students. SJTUP maintains good relationships with many renowned international publishers, conducting copyright trades and co-publishing programs with them, and has spearheaded the drive to introduce Chinese scholars to international academic communities. For more information see our website.

For this media alert in Chinese go to http://www.brill.com/node/41449

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Equinox adds Tunkhannock Public Library to the PaILS Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:05

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 24, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Tunkhannock Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

The addition of Tunkhannock brings over 30,000 bibliographic records to the SPARK Consortium. For the project, Equinox seamlessly migrated the library’s bibliographic and patron data, managing the mapping and policy creation process. Equinox also provided project management, administrative training, and end user training. As part of the SPARK consortium, Tunkhannock is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“Joining the Evergreen team was the right move for our library. We are positioning ourselves for increased resource sharing among our neighboring county libraries, and have realized substantial savings from switching our ILS. Our members should benefit from the change. The support staff has been quick to help and are responsive to our particular needs, which is much appreciated.”- Kristin Smith-Gary, Director

“The Tunkhannock migration was unique with regards to the level of data openness we experienced during the process. This openness allowed for the migration team to create tools to work with a new open library data interchange format. From pre-planning to go-live, the Tunkhannock staff remained quite inquisitive and engaged. The Migration Team enjoyed the opportunity to help Tunkhannock migrate to SPARK.”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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Koios and Amigos Library Services Announce New Partnership

LISWire - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:28

Dallax, TX (August 23, 2017) - Amigos Library Services today announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results.

When asked about his decision to partner with Koios, Alan Kornblau, Amigos Library Services CEO, said, “By partnering with Koios, Amigos Library Services members will be able to get their resources to appear in Google. Many libraries do not realize how many opportunities are available on Google to connect library resources with community needs. Koios can help our members make those connections..”

The Libre Online Promotional Suite (Libre OPS) is a new offering from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The suite combines the best practices of structured data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing to propel libraries to the top of local search results. With Libre, the library appears first for searches like "1984 book," "math homework help," and "learn spanish free."

To learn more about Amigos Library Services, visit amigos.org. Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at koios.co

About Koios
Koios builds stronger communities around library resources through digital marketing. We enable library materials, programs, and databases to appear in local Google search results and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit www.koios.co.

About Amigos Library Services
Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit membership-based consortia consisting of over 500 libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Through membership in Amigos, libraries and cultural heritage institutions collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the community, opportunities for continuing professional education, negotiated discounts on electronic information resources, access to a rich array of topical online conferences, reliable courier services, and more.

Press contact:

Terri Mertz
Marketing Specialist, Amigos Library Services
[email protected]

Interview list:

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

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Applications Now Open for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Scholarship

LISWire - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:38

~ Scholarship Awards up to $1,000 for Expenses to Attend the 2017 Charleston Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — August 15, 2017 — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

The Charleston Conference is an informal annual gathering of librarians, publishers, electronic resource managers, consultants, and vendors of library materials in Charleston, South Carolina, from November 6-10. Since it began in 1980, the Charleston Conference has grown from 20 participants in 1980 to almost 2,000 in 2016.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and currently be employed as a librarian or para-professional. The application consists of providing one professional recommendation, a curriculum vitae and a short essay that describes the top three challenges that librarians need to address to position libraries to succeed and to expand their position within their institutions. Applications must be submitted electronically by September 8, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/scholarships/ebsco/.

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

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

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Announcing the Release of "Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings" by Christine Warren

LISWire - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:17

(Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 11, 2017) Flame Lantern Press is pleased to announce the release of Christine Warren’s groundbreaking book “Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings.” Thomas Amelio, President of the New York Open Center, offers the following: “Masterful, combines laser-like insights with a radiant spirit that makes you want to jump into the adventure of life!”

While life changes will undoubtedly propel us into unknown territories, Christine Warren’s book, Navigating Change, is here to offer the teachings, inspiration, practices, and step-by-step guidance that have made her long-running national workshop a life-changing experience for thousands of people. She has poured her best teachings, stories and exercises into the pages of this book in order to highlight how best to live with uncertainty. While change is inevitable and can rock your sense of identity, this book will help you embrace the cycles of change and stay true to your inner-integrity.

Navigating Change offers:

• A potent, step-by-step guide to transformation through life transitions;
• Engaging stories of clients and students who have powerfully navigated daunting life changes;
• Compelling stories of moving from darkness and loss to light and new life;
• Great teachings in friendly, bite-size sections to enlighten your way; and,
• Inspired practices to give readers clarity and insight.

Praise for Navigating Change:

"The timing of this insightful and powerful work will help all of us thrive in this age of accelerated global and personal change. Christine is a way shower. This book is a map to help you recreate your life." —Paul Deslauriers
Author, Living in the High Energy Zone

"If you’re looking for a guide through change, this illuminating book will be your constant companion. Christine’s wisdom pervades every page."
—Dr. Peter Mellen
Author, Ultimate Happiness: Chasing It, Finding It, Keeping It

"Christine is a gifted writer and compelling storyteller. The practices in each chapter are steeped in the voice of wisdom from one who has delved deeply into her own journey of change and generously shares her insights, interwoven with grace, grit, spiritual teachings and humor."
—Pasha Hogan
Author, Third Time Lucky: A Creative Recovery

Christine Warren is a 40-year national presenter of transformational workshops and a consultant, life coach, and speaker. She has taught at Esalen Institute, Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, Rowe Center, and 1440 Multiversity. Christine is a founding member of Kripalu Center. For more information about Christine and her work, please visit http://www.ChristineWarrenWorkshops.com.

Title: Navigating Change: Conscious Endings, Visionary Beginnings
Publisher: Flame Lantern Press
Category: Self-Help / Personal Growth
Publication: August 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9991395-0-9 paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9991395-1-6 eBook
Price: $16.95 Quality Paperback - 226 pages

To book Christine Warren for an appearance or book talk, please contact:

Jeanie C. Williams, Director
PenPower Book Marketing Services
150 Washington Street, Suite 201
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
505-395-4540
[email protected]

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How can we make information literacy really matter to learners?

LISWire - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 09:06

For immediate release

11th August 2017

How can we make information literacy really matter to learners?

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Learner-centred Pedagogy: Principles and practice by Kevin Michael Klipfel and Dani Brecher Cook

More than ever, librarians are required to possess pedagogical expertise and are being called upon to design, implement, and assess robust evidence-based reference and instructional practices that contribute to student success. In order to achieve this, librarians must know how to teach information literacy skills that go far beyond one particular library context to facilitate lifelong learning. In addition to the traditional information expertise of the library professional, today’s librarian must also master evidence-based pedagogical practices that can help make learning stick.

Learner-centred Pedagogy offers librarians concrete strategies to connect with learners at all levels. The book covers cognitive principles for organizing information literacy instruction, how to establish rapport and build learners’ motivation, questions to keep in mind for inspiring autonomous learning, the science behind information overload, and a balanced framework for evaluating specific educational technology tools.

Klipfel and Cook said, “Our goal in this book is to introduce readers to a practical, evidence-based vision of learner-centred pedagogy that helps learners develop the skills required to use information to think well about what matters to them. We hope that librarians, after reading Learner-centred Pedagogy, will feel more prepared for the changing job market's increased focus on evidence-based instruction, have more confidence in adapting their skills to the robust teaching and learning environments of today's libraries, and be well-prepared to facilitate learning environments that result in lifelong learning.”
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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

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Learner-centred Pedagogy: Principles and practice | Jul 2017 | 216pp | paperback: 9781783302543 | £59.95

Kevin Michael Klipfel received his master’s degree in philosophy from Virginia Tech. He received his M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where his master’s research on authenticity, motivation, and information literacy learning won the Dean’s Achievement Award for the Best Master’s paper of 2013 in the School of Information in Library Science. He has presented nationally on student motivation and learning both in and outside the library profession, and has published articles on the application of humanistic and existential psychology to learner-centred information literacy learning in journals such as College &Research Libraries and Reference Services Review. He lives and works in Los Angeles.

Dani Brecher Cook is Director of Teaching and Learning at University of California, Riverside. She holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an A.B. in English Literature from the University of Chicago. She has published on information literacy pedagogy and learning technologies in College & Research Libraries News, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and Communications in Information Literacy. Dani has presented on the intersection of these two topics nationally at conferences such as ACRL, LITA, LOEX, and the Library Technology Conference.

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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A practical guide to project management for library and information professionals

LISWire - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:52

For immediate release

4th August 2017

A practical guide to project management for library and information professionals

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Barbara Allan’s new book, The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management.

Project work is widespread across the library and information sector ranging from small-scale and local such as introducing family history workshops within public library services, or large complex schemes, such as developing shared services across a number of libraries. Simple projects may be led by an individual working alone or in a small team whilst complex activities may involve people from other professions and may be managed by a team of professional project managers.

The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management completely revises and updates the author’s classic 2004 book Project Management to incorporate recent developments including; the evolution and wide-scale acceptance of formal project management methodologies; the use of social media to communicate information about projects; the use of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to develop and maintain projects and the large shift in the types of project library and information workers may be involved in.

Barbara Allan said, “This book provides a pragmatic guide to managing many different types of projects and using common project management tools and techniques. International case studies will help the reader to understand the practical realities of managing projects whether they are an individual working in a voluntary organisation on an extremely limited budget or someone involved in a large-scale international project”.

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The No-nonsense Guide to Project Management | Aug 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783302031 | £54.95 | hardback: 9781783302048 | £109.95 | eBook: 9781783302055

Barbara Allan is an author and trainer. Her background includes managing workplace and academic libraries. She has spent many years working in business schools where her focus was on enhancing learning, teaching and the student experience, and the internationalization and employability agendas. Her qualifications include a doctorate in education (on the topic of e-mentoring and women into leadership). She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008. Barbara is a Member of CILIP and the author of several Facet Publishing titles including, Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning (2016), The No-nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries (2013), Supporting Research Students (2009) Project Management (2004) Supervising and Leading Teams in ILS (2006) and Blended Learning (2007).

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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StreamNet Regional Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 19:00

08/01/2017

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

StreamNet Regional 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 StreamNet Regional Library, of Portland, OR. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the transition of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from their self supported Koha installation and is providing ongoing support and hosting services.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.streamnetlibrary.org/

"The StreamNet Library serves the scientific community of the Pacific Northwest and those working in cooperation with the region’s fish and wildlife recovery efforts, who are not otherwise served by a specialized library. They also serve the General Public who are interested in the issues surrounding the Columbia Basin and Salmon Recovery Efforts. The Library offers research assistance, interlibrary lending and borrowing, document delivery and other library services."

About the StreamNet Regional Library:
The StreamNet Regional Library provides access to technical information and research on the Columbia River basin fisheries, ecosystems and other relevant subjects for states in the Pacific Northwest. This information can be found in books, journals , computer files, technical reports, and other formats. The Library currently contains approximately 60,000 items and places particular emphasis on less commonly available “grey” literature, such as consultants’ reports, state government documents and non-profit organizations’ reports. For more information about the library, please visit: http://www.streamnetlibrary.org/

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

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

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

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Brill Publishes Asian Review of World Histories

LISWire - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:36

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 31 July 2017

International publishing house Brill has become the publisher of Asian Review of World Histories, the official journal of the Asian Association of World Historians (AAWH), founded in 2008. Asian Review of World Histories, a peer-reviewed journal launched in 2013, publishes original research articles and book reviews to advance research, teaching, and public discussion on world historical studies in or for the Asian region. It seeks participation of those who identify themselves as 'global', 'world', 'transregional', 'comparative', 'international', and 'big' historians, and all others with interest in 'connected' study of the past. The journal also acts as a forum for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conversations and collaboration of historians with scholars in adjoining disciplines including and with global historical scholars in all parts of the world.    

The Asian Association of World Historians, which has published nine issues of Asian Review of World Histories, reached an agreement with Brill early 2017 to have Brill publish the journal in order to increase the international visibility of the journal.

Professor Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, comments: ‘Asian Review of World Histories has rapidly established itself as a world-class journal with high editorial standards, ensuring attention to Asian perspectives in world history.’

Professor Shigeru AKITA, President of Asian Association of World Historians comments: ‘AAWH is still a young research association in the Asia-Pacific to accelerate global-world history studies. We are pleased to collaborate with Brill to propagate our researches to a wider readership in the world.’

‘We are very excited to be working with Brill, having a solid reputation as a publisher. Cooperation with Brill will enhance the visibility of the journal.’ Professor Rila Mukherjee, Chief Editor of Asian Review of World Histories.

Brill acquisitions editor Qin Higley comments: ‘Asian Review of World Histories is a solid academic journal on world historical studies with a specific focus on the growing region Asia. We are glad to have this journal to join our expanding publication program on Asia.’

The Asian Review of World Histories will continue under a dedicated editorial team. Volume 5.2 and beyond will be published by Brill and, together with the back volumes, will be made available through Brill’s Books and Journals platform. More information on the journal and pricing can be found at www.brill.com/ARWH.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-publishes-asian-review-world-histories

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"Fantastic Trains" Anthology Now Open Internationally for Submission

LISWire - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:11

Fantastic Trains:
An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders

Now open to submissions.

The submission period for Fantastic Trains: An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders officially opens, July 27, 2017. Submissions will be accepted until Midnight September 30, 2017.

Edited by Jerome Stueart and Neil Enock, the anthology focuses on speculative fiction stories of trains—fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, horror, slipstream, urban fantasy, apocalyptic, set in any time, any place—and will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in the spring of 2018.

“This book will appeal to both lovers of the fantastic, and train aficionados,” says Jerome Stueart, co-editor.

“Ultimately, we’re looking for great stories. Check out the official call for submissions,” says Neil Enock, co-editor.

Stories must be previously unpublished, in English, between 1,000-5,000 words.

Submissions are open to all writers. The editors will accept stories previously published in a language other than English, but they must first be translated into English before submission.

Submissions should be e-mailed to: [email protected]. The e-mail must contain the word "submission" in the subject line. Submissions must be sent as an attachment: in .DOCX, DOC. or .RTF format.

Authors are invited to structurally play with some 'locomotifs' that will add interesting connections to these disparate and individual stories.

For more information, check out the call for submissions: http://tinyurl.com/fantastictrains

About the editors

Jerome Stueart is the author of The Angels of Our Better Beasts, a collection of stories recently long-listed for the Sunburst Award. Jerome was also the co-editor of Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts 18) and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Literature. His work can be found in Fantasy, Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Icarus, Geist, Geez, and several Tesseracts anthologies. Jerome was the trolley conductor for the Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley for several summers when he lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. He now lives in Dayton, OH and teaches creative writing at the University of Dayton.

Neil Enock is the author of two books, Doc Christmas and the Magic of Trains, and Mayan: Atlantis Returns, and the face and creator of the million-plus-views podcast TrainTalk.tv. He is past president of the Alberta Model Engineering Society. His love for trains is no secret to his thousands of train-loving fans. He is also active in the film industry as an actor, prop designer, producer and screenwriter. Recently, Neil has become the creator of the Wrist-Rack, a handmade leather gauntlet for carrying your cell phone on your wrist launched on Kickstarter and sold at Expos and Cons. Neil lives, creates, and fabricates with his family in Calgary, AB.
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For further information please contact:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
www.edgewebsite.com
[email protected]
403.254.0160

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EQUINOX ADDS GRANVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY TO THEIR EVERGREEN SEQUOIA PLATFORM

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:06

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: Equinox Open Library Initiative

EQUINOX ADDS BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PAILS SPARK CONSORTIUM

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:04

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!” -Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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The Society of the Four Arts Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:07

07/25/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Society of the Four Arts 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 Society of the Four Arts' King Library, of Palm Beach, FL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://fourarts.bywatersolutions.com/

The Society of the Four Arts is made up of the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building, which is home to a gallery that features a diverse and ever-changing schedule of traveling art exhibitions, The King Library which houses more than 70,000 periodicals, publications, DVDs and other Media, a Children's Library, the Dixon Education Building, which is home to Campus on the Lake cultural education programs, Botanical Gardens and the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, which showcases carefully selected sculptures in an outdoor museum-like setting.

About The Society of the Four Arts:
The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the-art educational facility. The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all programs are open to the public. For more information please visit: https://www.fourarts.org/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 Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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

EBSCO Information Services Expands Library Technical Services Team Hiring Wendy Evans as Specialist

LISWire - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:05

~ Evans to Support Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America as Library Technical Services Specialist in the United Kingdom ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 20, 2017 — GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

Ms. Evans is a Chartered Academic Librarian with nearly 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Most recently, she served as Head of Library and senior manager at Plymouth Marjon University, England and prior to that, served as Librarian at the university and Customer Services Manager at Eastlake Information. Ms. Evans has co-authored and edited seven books on library and information services in the digital age, working closely with librarians and information professionals worldwide.

EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of Ms. Evans will add value to GOBI Library Solution’s relationships with libraries across the globe. “Ms. Evans brings strong experience as an academic librarian to this role. She understands the challenges that librarians face in meeting user and institution needs, and is looking to bring that knowledge to GOBI, positively impacting the way we work with library partners.”

Ms. Evans, who has a passion for improving the library experience, says she looks forward to working with fellow librarians in their implementation of GOBI. “GOBI Library Solutions is a tremendous tool for librarians looking for resources at every point of their library’s workflow. Working with fellow librarians to improve their relationship with GOBI helps enhance the end user experience which is essential for libraries everywhere.”

Ms. Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and Information Studies from Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, and an Executive MBA from The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England.

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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The Broad Museum Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:49

07/18/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Broad Museum 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 Broad Museum, of Santa Monica , CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed their Koha implementation and customization and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://broad.bywatersolutions.com/

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

"Being a huge fan of contemporary art and architecture, partnering with The Broad was an extremely exciting prospect and I am thrilled that the library chose to implement Koha for their institution. It has been a real pleasure working with the team in the library and we look forward to many years of collaboration with them."

About The Broad:
The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles which opened in September of 2015. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. In its inaugural year, The Broad museum far exceeded attendance projections, welcoming over 820,000. For more information please visit: http://www.thebroad.org/

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

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

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

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Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

LISWire - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:11

For immediate release

18th July 2017

Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Freda Matassa’s new book Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives

Assigning a financial value to a cultural object is always difficult, as there is no right answer. It is one of the many tasks of the curator, whether they work in a gallery, museum, archive or library, yet it is a role for which few have had any training and that many approach with a lack of confidence. Even if there is a profound knowledge of the subject matter, there may be insufficient experience in the market for cultural objects. However, although it may not be easy, it has to be done.

In Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be translated into monetary terms. She outlines the arguments over whether financial values should be assigned at all and provides guidance on how to approach a valuation by making comparisons and using a step-by-step process for which templates for a wide range of collections are provided.

Matassa said, “Valuation is fraught with difficulties for cultural collections. Finance is not their core business. Curators have little or no training and are reluctant to mention money as it may detract from significance. My book is designed to give the non-specialist confidence in their decision making.”

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

Notes:
Link to the cover image:
http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301874.jpg

Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives | Jul 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301874 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301881 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302147

Freda Matassa FRSA MA (Hons) DipAL DipEd is a well-known UK expert on collections management who advises, teaches and lectures internationally. Currently Director of Matassa Toffolo, a museum-standard art consultancy, former Head of Collections Management at Tate Galleries and co-founder of the European Registrars Conference, she is expert adviser on several European projects for museum standards and to the Minister of Culture on Immunity from Seizure. She was named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in the arts and is the author of Museum Collections Management (Facet, 2011) and Organizing Exhibitions (Facet, 2014).

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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GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Awarded National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement to Supply Books and E-Books

LISWire - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 08:22

~ Academic Libraries in United Kingdom can now Purchase Print and E-books and Related Supporting Services from GOBI Library Solutions ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 17, 2017 – GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement. This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

The new agreement offers institutions across the framework access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. The appointment also allows libraries to purchase related supporting services from GOBI Library Solutions, including cataloguing, metadata and physical book processing.

GOBI Library Solutions supports a wide range of acquisition workflow options, including integration with Talis Aspire and provides EDI ordering and invoicing integration with all of the main Library Management Systems. API order integration is currently available with Alma and Sierra, allowing services to be embedded directly in to library workflows in real-time. In addition to offering high-quality e-books and print books, GOBI Library Solutions works with librarians to streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

• An outstanding customer-focused service
• Extensive coverage of English language academic and scholarly presses
• Real-time ordering solutions
• E-books delivered within minutes
• The widest choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options (including PDA) on a single ordering platform
• Itemised invoicing
• Customised MARC records
• Centralised and local customer service, and a UK-based distribution centre

GOBI is the industry-leading online collection development and acquisition tool used by libraries worldwide. With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than 1.5 million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies print books and e-books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 70 countries.

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of GOBI Library Solutions to this Framework provides libraries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with more content choices and access to new workflow solutions. “The addition of GOBI Library Solutions will help libraries to obtain and implement the collection development tools and supporting services they need to improve their workflows, quickly find and acquire new titles and build more robust library collections.”

Susan Wright, Head of SUPC, says, "The Joint Consortia Framework is always pleased to appoint innovative suppliers who can deliver cost savings and efficiencies to higher education institutions. With its extensive range of publisher and aggregator content, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is able to offer this combination. They have been selected in multiple Lots across the agreement including Print & e-books, we welcome them to the Framework."

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
1-978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Dr. Vito Iacoviello Named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus®

LISWire - Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:58

Dr. Vito Iacoviello Named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus®
~ Dr. Iacoviello to Focus on Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for Evidence-Based Clinical Reference Tool ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 13, 2017 — EBSCO Health has appointed Vito R. Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA as the Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for the evidence-based clinical reference tool DynaMed Plus®. Dr. Iacoviello brings with him over 30 years of experience in medical education, as well as the practice of internal medicine and infectious diseases.

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Iacoviello completed his Residency at New England Deaconess Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He also serves on the Infection Control Committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Mount Auburn Hospital.

As a deputy editor, Dr. Iacoviello will oversee the integration of infectious diseases content for DynaMed Plus. He will supervise medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using a proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says the addition of Dr. Iacoviello will improve the infectious diseases content already available in DynaMed Plus. “Dr. Iacoviello’s deep experience in the study of infectious diseases will enhance an already solid foundation of evidence available in DynaMed Plus, aimed to provide speedy, objective analysis to medical professionals who need it.”

For more information about DynaMed Plus and its editorial team, visit: http://www.dynamed.com/home/

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