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New Monthly The Critic Offers Readers Cutting-Edge Digital Subscriptions

LISWire - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 08:14

Individuals and institutions can now subscribe to the fully-searchable digital edition of new monthly magazine The Critic through archiving experts Exact Editions’ web, iOS and Android platforms. Amongst other subjects, the ever-growing archive of the magazine’s back issues spans politics, ideas, art and literature, constituting a valuable resource for all those following today’s political and cultural debates.

Co-edited by Michael Mosbacher and Christopher Montgomery, The Critic exists to push back against a self-regarding and dangerous consensus that finds critical voices troubling, triggering, insensitive and disrespectful. Believing that the point of honest criticism is to better approach truth, not deny its possibility, the magazine counts Jonathan Meades, Douglas Murray and Anne McElvoy amongst its contributors.

Stretching back to the very first issue published in November 2019, the brand new resource boasts an advanced search function that allows web and app users alike to search every article, page and issue for specific key words at the click of a button.

The Critic is available in the Exact Editions individuals and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-critic

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-critic

Published and Co-Editor Michael Mosbacher remarked: “We’re really pleased with the new digital edition; it offers the opportunity to expose the magazine to new audiences and the range of navigational tools available gives a new, richer dimension to our collection of back issues.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “It’s wonderful to have The Critic on board; the breadth of the magazine’s content means it appeals to a broad cross-section of dedicated readers in both individual and institutional markets.”

About The Critic:

The Critic is Britain’s new monthly magazine for politics, ideas, art, literature and much more. Co-edited by Michael Mosbacher and Christopher Montgomery, The Critic exists to push back against a self-regarding and dangerous consensus that finds critical voices troubling, triggering, insensitive and disrespectful. The point is not provocation or trolling. The point of honest criticism is to better approach truth, not deny its possibility.

About Exact Editions:

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

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Guidelines International Network (GIN) to Develop GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines

LISWire - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:59

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Guidelines International Network (GIN) to Develop GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines
~ Partnership to Enhance GIN’s Library and Offer an Open Research Experience ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Nov. 23, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with the Guidelines International Network (GIN) to launch the GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines. The library, which includes approximately 3,000 guidelines developed or endorsed by GIN members, is freely available to medical researchers across the globe.

GIN supports collaboration in guideline development for the medical community, helping its members to create high-quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care. The GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines is powered by Stacks, EBSCO’s web-based content management system which provides support, features and technology for companies looking to create a digital research experience. The library aims to make guidelines accessible with or without a GIN membership, enabling open access and creating opportunities for new insights through feedback from the product manager.

EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Product and Technology Innovation and Stacks Founder Kristin Delwo says Stacks’ technology supported GIN in developing a customizable portal that streamlines guidelines and enables findability, which will ultimately enhance guideline development. “The new GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines offers the most current information in a single location, making it easy for researchers to collaborate on projects and upload guidelines.”

GIN CEO Elaine Harrow says, “Our new library and registry of guidelines in development supports GIN's mission to lead and strengthen collaboration, and the registry in particular will facilitate the reduction of duplication of effort.”

Currently, EBSCO is a member of GIN via its flagship clinical decision support tool, DynaMed®. The GIN Library and Registry of Guidelines was launched at the GIN Annual General Meeting on September 30 and can be found at: https://guidelines.ebmportal.com/.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of products are designed to improve patient care by providing healthcare professionals with the most current, evidence-based answers to clinical questions as they arise at the point of care. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

About Guidelines International Network
Our mission at GIN is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration in guideline development, adaptation, and implementation. As a major player on the global healthcare quality stage, we facilitate networking, promote excellence, and help our members create high-quality clinical practice guidelines that foster safe and effective patient care. For more information please, visit our website at: www.g-i-n.net

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
EBSCO Information Services
Communications Director
[email protected]

Sara Twaddle
GIN
Senior Project Manager
[email protected]

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Art Magazine Orientations Unveils New Digital Edition Available For Subscription

LISWire - Mon, 11/23/2020 - 08:11

Bi-monthly art magazine Orientations has launched a brand new digital edition, available for subscription through digital platform Exact Editions. The 12-issue strong archive, which stretches back to 2019 and will grow with each new issue published, is fully-searchable and will be welcomed by art enthusiasts and professionals alike as a valuable educational resource.

Published in Hong Kong and distributed worldwide since 1969, Orientations is an authoritative source of information on the arts of regions including East and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. The publication features a wide range of content, from the latest scholarly research to market analysis and current news.

The cross-platform compatibility of the Exact Editions platform allows subscribers to access and navigate the archive from wherever they are; through the website, or via the slick iOS and Android apps. Specific artists, pieces to key words can also be located at the click of a button thanks to the comprehensive search function.

Orientations is available in the Exact Editions individuals and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/orientations

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/orientations

Editor and Publisher Yifawn Lee commented: “We’re so pleased with how the issues look across the digital platforms. The intuitiveness of the navigational tools mean that it’s a joy for readers old and new to browse and search back issues, whether for their own interest or in an academic capacity.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “Orientations has built up a reputation as an authoritative voice in the arts world, making it an essential addition to any art library.”

About Orientations:

Orientations is an authoritative source of information on the many and varied aspects of the arts of East and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, India, Central Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1969, the publication is published in Hong Kong and covers the latest scholarly research, market analysis and current news.

About Exact Editions:

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

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International library leaders explore the purpose and future of libraries

LISWire - Tue, 11/17/2020 - 15:50

Facet Publishing announces the publication of Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption edited by Margaret Weaver and Leo Appleton

Are librarians and libraries relevant in the 21st century? This is a fundamental question and one that presents differing opinions across the many diverse information sectors. If there is a continuing need for libraries and for librarians, then how do library leaders obtain strategic support? There appears to be a lack of clarity or understanding about the very purpose of libraries at a time when economically, libraries are under pressure to develop new business models and be more commercially focused.

Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption brings together international leaders who frame many aspects of the current library provision and who carry responsibility for the library models of the future to consider how librarians and libraries can be a driving force in a time of disruptive economic, technological and cultural change.

With international contributions from Canada, Sweden, South Africa and the UK, each chapter critically presents a short leadership provocation regarding libraries and their purpose, and the book encompasses impact, service delivery, collections, and staff skills. Professional training is also explored, and assessment of not only what it means for leaders, their sectors and organisations but how they have developed their personal leadership signature.

Professor Alison Brettle, of the University of Salford, said of the book: ‘The future of libraries and librarians has long been questioned with many commentators demising their role and misperceiving what libraries and librarians have to offer society. Bold Minds is a thought-provoking collection of pieces from a wide range of inspirational library leaders. As well as providing many positive examples of potential ways forward, it challenges librarians to think differently.’

Sue Roberts, University Librarian and Director of Libraries and Learning Services at The University of Auckland, said: ‘Bold Minds was written before Covid-19 disrupted our world, yet it is an amazingly prescient book, challenging us to consider ways of leading, ways of thinking and being as professionals and leaders, in order to shape the role of libraries now and into the future. It has broad sweep both in terms of ideas and coverage – of sectors and countries – and there is something here for everyone.’

Margaret Weaver is former Director of Library and Learning Resources at Birmingham City University and prior to this was Head of Library Services at Brunel University London, and Director of Library and Student Services at the University of Cumbria. A founding member of the Northern Collaboration group of academic libraries, she has also chaired the North West Academic Libraries (NoWAL) collaboration. Margaret is an Associate of the Higher Education Academy and a chartered member of CILIP. She is also a member of the editorial board of the New Review of Academic Librarianship and a regular contributor to professional literature.

Leo Appleton is a Senior University Teacher in the Information School at the University of Sheffield, where he teaches on library and information services management programmes. He was previously Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University of London and has held numerous other leadership and management roles in universities and further education colleges throughout his career. Leo gained his PhD in social informatics from Edinburgh Napier University in 2020, where he carried out research into the role of public libraries within the information society. He is a chartered fellow of CILIP, the Library and Information Association, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is the editor-in-chief of the New Review of Academic Librarianship.

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Press and review copies contact:
Fleurie Crozier, Publishing Assistant, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0) 2045132842
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption | Nov 2020 | 280pp | paperback: 9781783304530 | £60 | hardback: 9781783304547 | £120 http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=304530#.X7QpvGj7Q2w

Contributors:

Sheila Corrall, former chair of the Library and Information Science programme at the University of Pittsburgh

Rebecca Davies, Head of Cultural Skills EU region at the British Council

Janine Downes, Interim Manager of The Hive, Europe's first fully integrated University and Public Library

Lotta Haglund, Head of Library and Archive at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

Richard Heseltine, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the James Reckitt Library Trust

Rosie Jones, Director of Student and Library Services at Teeside University

Judith Keene, University Librarian at the University of Worcester

Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library Experiences at SOLUS UK

Shaunna Mireau, Client Relationship Manager (West) at Alexsei

Robert Moropa, Director and Head of the University of Pretoria Library

Marguerite Nel, Head of Library Technical Services at the University of Pretoria

John Pateman, Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer at Thunder Bay Public Library

Annikki Roos, Library Director at the Karolinksa Institutet University Library

Lindiwe Soyizwapi, Deputy Director for Academic Support at the Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria

Isak van der Walt, Digital Scholarship and MakerSpace manager at the Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria

Petra Wallgren Björk, Head of Department, Customer Services and Pedagogy at the Karolinska Institutet University Library

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order from NBN International | Tel: +44 (0)1572 202301| Fax: +44 (0)1752 202333 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: NBN International, Airport Business Centre, Thornbury Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PP | It will be available in North America from the American Library Association: https://www.alastore.ala.org/boldminds

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Current Affairs Title New Eastern Europe Launches Digital Subscriptions

LISWire - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 08:16

Current affairs magazine New Eastern Europe has launched a digital subscription service for individuals and institutions in partnership with archiving experts Exact Editions. Subscribers will benefit from unlimited, fully-searchable access to an 8-year archive that will grow with each new issue published.

Published bi-monthly by the Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław, Poland, New Eastern Europe seeks to act as a voice for the region and is dedicated to reporting on Central and Eastern European affairs. The title’s mission is to shape the debate, enhance understanding and further the dialogue surrounding issues facing the states that were once a part of the Soviet Union or under its influence, featuring commentary and analysis from journalists, historians and political figures.

The brand new digital resource can be read, browsed and shared across web, iOS and Android devices, providing readers with seamless cross-platform access. The Exact Editions platform’s comprehensive search function allows references to key terms to be found instantly amongst the 40 issues that currently make up the archive.

New Eastern Europe is available in the Exact Editions individuals and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/new-eastern-europe

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/new-eastern-europe

Editor-in-Chief Adam Reichardt commented: “The digital issues are made brilliantly readable by the platform’s intuitive features, including the powerful search function that really enhances the user experience.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The pertinent analytical content accessible in the new archive of New Eastern Europe cements its place as an important educational tool that will be welcomed by all those studying or with an interest in Central and Eastern Europe.”

About Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe:

The Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe was founded in February 2001 by Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a democratic activist, the legendary “Courier from Warsaw”, the long-time director of the Polish section of Radio Free Europe and the former vice president of the Polish-American Congress. The College of Eastern Europe is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation based in Wroclaw, a city, which, Nowak-Jeziorański once said, “with its root in the East is a strategic outpost in the struggle for a better and safer future for Poland”.

About Exact Editions:

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

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Washington & Jefferson College Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

LISWire - Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:01

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library in Washington, Pennsylvania is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from SirsiDynix Symphony ILS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

Jackie Laick, Systems Librarian, at Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library recently commented on the migration.

As a small liberal arts college located in southwestern PA, we are excited to be driving change in the library community by being an early adopter of FOLIO. We are proud to be among the first libraries to go live with the entire FOLIO suite. Migrating to an open-source system can be daunting, particularly for a school with limited resources like ours, but with ByWater by our side, we have been successful. The support has been outstanding! ByWater continues to work with us providing personalized answers and support to shape our system to match our Library's needs.

About Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library
The Washington & Jefferson College, Clark Family Library is a hub of information, a space for quiet study, a space to collaborate, and a space to take a break. They have regular daily hours (over 100 hours a week, often until 2 AM) so users have plenty of time to access materials, gather and collaborate with peers, or take a break to enjoy a feature film or read for pleasure.

Read more at https://www.washjeff.edu/academics/clark-family-library/.

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

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

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

About EBSCO
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decision tools serving millions of end-users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.

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

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

Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 11:29

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho (LCEI) is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries 564,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to Koha member libraries.

Marilyn Kamoe, the President of the Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho, recently commented on the migration.

ByWater Solutions has had staff with us every step of the way making sure the migration went smoothly with as little stress as possible. Kindly accommodating our schedules, they met with us often answering our questions and finding any solution achievable to address our concerns. We have had a phenomenal experience with ByWater Solutions and applaud their communication and customer service.

Member Libraries Customized OPACS
Aberdeen District Library - aberdeen-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Bear Lake County District Library - bearlake-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Challis Elementary - challiselem-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Challis High School - challishigh-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Challis Public - challis-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
College of Eastern Idaho - cei-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Grace District Library - grace-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Hamer Branch - hamer-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Heart of the Valley - heart-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Larsen-Sant Public Library - larsensant-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Leadore Community Library - leadore-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Marshall Public Library - marshall-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Portneuf District Library - portneuf-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Rigby City Library - rigby-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Roberts Public Library - roberts-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Soda Springs Public Library - soda-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Stanley Community Public Library District - stanley-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
Sugar Salem School/Community Library - sugarsalem-lcei.bywatersolutions.com
About The Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho (LCEI)
The Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho is a group of independent libraries that seek to achieve greater strength and balance of service to community and staff through the collaborative acquisition of resources and technology as well as cooperative development of services and expertise.

Read more at https://lcei.lili.org/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan State University Begins Transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform

LISWire - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 11:55

Michigan State University Begins Transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform
~ FOLIO Implementation with EBSCO FOLIO Services will Include EBSCO Discovery Service™ and OpenAthens ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — October 28, 2020 — Michigan State University will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) and plans to fully implement FOLIO in 2021. Michigan State will be utilizing EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for EBSCO FOLIO implementation and hosting services and will also leverage EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and OpenAthens. EBSCO FOLIO Services consist of a highly-trained, experienced team to assist with efficient and well-planned implementations and seamless service support, as well as sophisticated technology and trained engineers for hosting.

The Michigan State University Library and its partners are now moving to FOLIO to be part of the future of libraries and to take advantage of the latest innovation in library automation. Michigan State University Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. says the new contract with EBSCO to migrate to FOLIO reflects a commitment to access, organization and growth. “Our collections continue to grow, and as they grow, we need a library service platform that can manage various kinds of collections and workflows.” Michigan State is dedicated to the FOLIO community and is taking steps to contribute to the FOLIO Special Interest Groups and Development teams.

Salem says EBSCO FOLIO Services will better serve students, faculty and researchers. “Our partnership with EBSCO to move to FOLIO will support our mission to provide expertise, collections and infrastructure for discovery and creation. It will also serve our partnership with the Library of Michigan, and it will help all who use our collections find the resources they need for the work they do.”

State Librarian at the Library of Michigan (LM) Randy Riley says that the continuation of the Library of Michigan’s long-standing partnership with Michigan State University Libraries as they migrate to FOLIO will benefit staff and public users. “Through this collaborative arrangement, LM will gain access to a next generation open source catalog that is versatile, flexible, and highly customizable. The agreement also makes available EBSCO’s user-friendly public interface and their state-of-the-art discovery layer. Everybody wins.”

EBSCO Information Services Manager of FOLIO Consulting Services Anya N. Arnold, MLIS, says migrating fully to FOLIO will be a group effort across multiple teams at Michigan State University, FOLIO and EBSCO. “The EBSCO FOLIO Services migration team has facilitated several implementations and created processes to facilitate the collaboration between the library staff and EBSCO. EBSCO and Michigan State will be working closely together throughout the implementation process.”

Michigan State has also signed on to use EDS as the library’s discovery interface, and OpenAthens for single sign-on authentication. EDS will be used as the primary interface for most of the libraries’ print and electronic resources. OpenAthens will allow for single sign-on — a simple, standards-based system that makes it easier for users to access digital resources via the library website.

About Michigan State University Libraries
The MSU Libraries are partners in the teaching, learning, research, and engagement missions of Michigan State University. As the information environment has become more complex, the MSU Libraries have emerged as a revitalized intellectual center on campus. The leading principles of the Libraries are to promote equal access to information and to create an inclusive environment that encourages intellectual discovery.

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 x2594
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOFOLIOopen sourceLSPEBSCO FOLIO ServicesTechnologies: Open Source

Swanton Public Library Joins VOKAL with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:11

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that VOKAL (Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries) has added Swanton Public Library to its consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 17,000 plus holdings from Library World ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://swanton.kohavt.org/.

About Swanton Public Library
The Swanton Public Library was built in 1915 and serves as a hub for books, programs, and community partners.

Read more at https://www.swantonlibrary.org/.

About VOKAL
The Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL) is a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium dedicated to creating a shared catalog and Integrated Library System.

In late 2007, three Vermont libraries joined with a representative from the Vermont Department of Libraries to explore a replacement ILS for Follett, the system currently used by the three libraries. After exploring many options, the group settled on Koha, an open-source ILS solution originally created in New Zealand.

In May of 2008, the group chose the name VOKAL - the Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries - as a name for the group and the project.

Initially, VOKAL's Koha project was implemented on a stand-alone system. In October of 2010, VOKAL implemented a consortium version of the ILS and began migrating member libraries into the shared system. By January 2011, 4 libraries had been migrated.

Today VOKAL has grown to 59 libraries. Read more at https://www.gmlc.org/index.php/vokal

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohakohailsossopen sourceTechnologies: Open Source

Gale Case Studies Launches to Help Higher Education Instructors Bring Social Justice Issues to the Forefront of Course Curriculum

LISWire - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:21

New Instructional Tool Promotes Student Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy Skills Around Social Justice Issues

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – October 27, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, is helping college and university instructors develop and strengthen students’ critical thinking skills around contemporary social justice issues using historical content. Gale Case Studies, a new online instructional tool launched by the company today, provides faculty with teaching resources to help students critically analyze culturally relevant social justice issues through the lens of primary sources on topics such as LGBTQ+, race, political extremism and public health concerns. This new resource promotes the student growth of transferable, 21st century skills through an interdisciplinary approach that fosters the use of primary sources to interrogate social issues and develop inferences for the future. Read the Gale blog about why Gale Case Studies was created, here: https://bit.ly/31JUF6A.

Organized by topic, each Gale Case Studies module consists of case studies created from a curated set of primary sources. The modules are interdisciplinary and can be used in history, gender studies, sociology, psychology, English or law courses to help students learn how social issues have evolved from people who have experienced the events first-hand. Through a complete case-based learning experience, students and instructors can access case studies, discussion questions and links to curated content in an online learning environment that’s designed with accessibility in mind.

What sets Gale Case Studies apart is its guided workflow that seamlessly integrates with learning management systems (LMS). This allows materials to be embedded into students’ learning experience without the need for a separate application, making it easier for instructors to align with course scope and sequence. The online format and wide range of content gives learners a destination to dive into topical issues, prepare for informed, course-related discussions and become more proficient at using primary sources for course projects and research papers.

With Gale Case Studies, librarians and faculty save time developing effective course activities by packaging the relevant primary source content with the case study. By modeling best practices for information literacy for novice researchers, students are able to develop inferences and practice their critical thinking skills with a focused set of primary sources before exploring larger research collections.

Intersectional LGBTQ Issues is the first module released today that offers a closer look at the history of the LGBTQ community and activism in the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides insight into both direct-action efforts such as ACT UP’s demonstration at the St. Patrick’s cathedral, as well as local activism aimed at reversing problematic policies such the anti-crossdressing laws and the lack of documentation about violence against LGBTQ people.

“Archives contain millions of documents which can be quite overwhelming, and sorting through all that material can be difficult and onerous. So, having these little case study snapshots can be a good starting place,” said Danielle DeMuth, Ph.D., associate professor at Grand Valley State University and the editor-in-chief of Intersectional LGBTQ Issues. “Gale Case Studies is an entry point into how important archives are, how we can use them, and how to be curious about what has happened in the past.”

Features and capabilities of Gale Case Studies include:

• Curated Content: content is carefully chosen by an editor-in-chief and academic instructor who has thoroughly reviewed the case studies for accuracy and teachability.

• LMS Integration: allows academic instructors to seamlessly upload content into their LMS, creating a streamlined learning experience for students who do not need to leave the LMS to find content. This also makes content compatible for remote teaching.

• Guided Experience: students are guided through a workflow that models the process of analyzing a primary source beginning with the contextualization of a case study, then evaluates the relevance of curated primary sources, and ends with reflective study questions.

• Focused Study Questions: discussion questions are provided at the end of the workflow to act as a prompt for students to critically analyze primary sources and topics.

• Image Viewer: allows users to view the primary sources, such as images, hand-written letters or newspaper articles as they were originally published.

“It’s been said that ‘the past is never dead. It’s not even past.’ To understand today’s social issues, it helps to step back in time and see things from different perspectives. Gale Case Studies primary sources allow students and researchers to author their own interpretations of events past and present. By making comparisons and connections and engaging in dialogue, they can inspire cross-cultural awareness,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “These rare and compelling primary sources and pedagogical tools are not only timely, but necessary for helping students construct new discourses and develop critical thinking skills.”

For more information or to request a trial, visit the Gale Case Studies webpage: https://bit.ly/31vorw0.

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

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

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New book offers vital toolbox in visual research methods for LIS

LISWire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 13:20

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies, edited by Shailoo Bedi and Jenaya Webb

Visual research methods (VRM) comprise a collection of methods that incorporate visual elements such as maps, drawings, photographs, videos, as well as three-dimensional objects into the research process. VRM including photo-elicitation, draw-and-write techniques, and cognitive mapping are being leveraged to great effect to explore information experiences and investigate some of the central questions in the library and information science field; expand theoretical discussions in LIS; and improve library services and spaces.

Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies is the first book to focus on visual research methods in LIS, providing a comprehensive primer for students, educators, researchers and practitioners. This book showcases examples of VRM in action and offers insights, inspirations, and experiences of researchers and practitioners working with visual methods. Readers are introduced to visual research methods including a discussion of terminology, and an overview of the literature on VRM in libraries. The methodological framing, including discussion of theory and epistemology, explores both the practical and ethical considerations for researchers embarking on VRM projects.

Alison Hicks, of the Department of Information Studies at University College London, said: ‘The book forms a timely introduction to visual research methods for LIS practitioners and researchers who are looking to extend the ways in which they understand libraries, library patrons and other information-related activities. Providing a useful guide to the theoretical underpinnings of visual research, including vital methodological and ethical considerations, the book is also brimming with practical detail related to the mechanics of working with participatory, non-participatory and arts-based methodologies alike. A vital toolbox for novice and experienced LIS researchers!’

Featuring contributions from international researchers and practitioners based in Australia, Canada the UK and US, the book includes many examples of VRM in action, including drawing techniques, photographic techniques, and mixed methods. The results of visual research methods are discussed, as well as reflections on VRM for research in information studies.

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Press and review copies contact:
Sinéad Murphy, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0594
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies | Oct 2020 | 248pp | Paperback: 9781783304561| £50 | Hardback: 9781783304578 | £100 | http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=304578

Dr. Shailoo Bedi works at the University of Victoria (UVic) as both Director, Academic Commons and Strategic Assessment with the Libraries as well as Director, Office of Student Academic Success with Learning, Teaching Support & Innovation. She holds a PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and is an adjunct professor with UVic’s Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies department. Shailoo’s research interests include the construction and issues of identity for racialized minority leaders, as well as student experience with learning spaces, student research creation, and visual research methods. She is passionate about fostering intellectually engaging and inclusive learning environments.

Jenaya Webb is the Public Services and Research Librarian at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Library at the University of Toronto. She earned her MA in Anthropology at the University of Alberta where she examined the power of images as research evidence both to measure landscape change and to generate stories of place in Jasper National Park, AB. Since completing her MLIS at the University of Toronto, she has worked to bring visual methods and approaches to the library context to explore user experience, wayfinding, and meaning-making in library spaces.

Contributors:

Angela Fritz, Head of the University of Notre Dame Archives

Jenna Hartel, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Deborah Hicks, Assistant Professor, School of Information, San José State University

Chelsea Misquith, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine

Rebecca Noone, artist, researcher and educator, PhD University of Toronto Faculty of Information

Andy Priestner, consultant and trainer in user experience research and design, former librarian at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge

Elizabeth Tait, Professor of Information Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order from NBN International | Tel: +44 (0)1572 202301| Fax: +44 (0)1752 202333 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: NBN International, Airport Business Centre, Thornbury Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PP | It will be available in North America from the American Library Association (https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/visual-research-methods-introductio...)

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The Idler Launches Individual and Institutional Digital Subscriptions

LISWire - Mon, 10/26/2020 - 11:17

Lifestyle magazine The Idler has launched a brand new digital archive in collaboration with publishing platform Exact Editions. Available for individual and institutional subscriptions, the archive currently comprises 8 book-size issues that encourage readers to slow down and live well and will grow with each new issue published.

Founded by writer Tom Hodgkinson in 1993, each bi-monthly issue of The Idler offers a feast of great writing, interviews, cartoons, practical advice on living the idle life and beautiful illustrations. Its famous fans include actor Sir Michael Palin, who commented “A sumptuous treat… The Idler’s appeal and relevance seem to increase by the day.”

As well as a seamless navigational interface, the new archive offers a comprehensive search function that allows readers to find specific articles and key themes at the click of a button. Institutional subscribers benefit from Exact Editions’ remote access options to ensure seamless access from any location.

The Idler is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-idler

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-idler

Founder Tom Hodgkinson remarked: “We’re excited to be exploring this new avenue of distribution for the magazine. The search function in particular ensures an enhanced experience to help readers to get the most out the back issues.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “Browsing The Idler’s archive is like taking a breath of fresh air! Subscribers old and new will love flicking through the treasure trove of content centred around living the ‘idle’ life.”

About The Idler:

Idler is a company devoted to helping people to lead more fulfilled lives; publishing a bi-monthly magazine, producing online courses and running live events.

Founded in 1993 by the writer Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler has enjoyed a number of previous incarnations including a feature in The Guardian and an annual collection of essays.

About Exact Editions:

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

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Grapevine Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:37

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Grapevine Public Library in Texas is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 227,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://grapevinelib.bywatersolutions.com/.

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

ByWater Solutions is thrilled to have another library join the Texas Koha Community. It is incredible to see Texas grow over the last 10 years and how these libraries are working together to build community and share ideas.

About Grapevine Public Library
The Grapevine Public Library connects people with information, ideas, and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen our community.

Read more at https://www.grapevinetexas.gov/290/Quick-Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brill and EIFL Sign Three Year Journals and Open Access Agreement

LISWire - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:39

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 22 October 2020

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has signed a three-year journal agreement with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), a not-for-profit organization working with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information for people in developing and transition countries. The agreement includes discounted access to Brill’s Journal Collections in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Law and Biology, as well as Open Access opportunities for authors in Brill’s hybrid or full Open Access journals.

”Brill fully supports the commitment of EIFL to expand access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries. It is essential that researchers from these countries are recognized not just as users but also as producers of research,“ says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer. “This agreement could not be more timely, during Open Access Week 2020: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

Discounted access to Brill’s journal collection is available for libraries in the following 23 EIFL partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Namibia, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The agreement also offers authors from EIFL partner countries the option to publish their articles in Open Access for free or at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs) in one of Brill’s 314 hybrid or fully Open Access journals. Eligible countries are: Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Myanmar, Nepal, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Fiji, Georgia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, North Macedonia, Palestine, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Botswana, Namibia.

For questions on the agreement, please contact David Elek, Sales Manager Brill, [email protected]. For questions on Open Access publishing, please contact Stephanie Paalvast, Head of Open Research, [email protected].

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

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/259/brill-and-eifl-sign-three-year-journals-a...

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Australian Foreign Affairs Launches New Digital Archive For Individuals and Institutions

LISWire - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:21

A collection of Australian Foreign Affairs’ back issues are now available for digital subscriptions in collaboration with archiving specialists Exact Editions. Accessible across web, iOS and Android platforms, the new resource for individuals and institutions offers readers unlimited access to 10 archived issues that include over 50 vitally important essays, as well as all future issues.

As the country’s leading foreign affairs journal, Australian Foreign Affairs examines the most significant global issues affecting Australia in a world arguably less stable than at any time since World War II. Published by Schwartz Media three times a year, it features pieces penned by leading thinkers including Paul Keating, Hugh White, Linda Jaivin, Kim Beazley, Linda Jakobson, Christos Tsiolkas and many more.

The new archive stretches back to 2017 and facilitates a seamless reading experience created by the platform’s straightforward and intuitive navigational tools. A comprehensive search function also enhances subscribers’ access by allowing specific terms to be located instantaneously within a particular issue or the whole collection.

Australian Foreign Affairs is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/australian-foreign-affairs

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/australian-foreign-affairs

Sales and Subscriptions Coordinator Iryna Byelyayeva commented: “Joining the digital subscriptions market is an excellent opportunity to extend the reach of the journal’s content on an international scale.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, added “We’re delighted to welcome Australian Foreign Affairs to the platform; the title’s excellent roster of prestigious contributors will attract both individuals with an interest in foreign affairs and institutions who want to use the archive as an educational tool.”

About Schwartz Media:

Schwartz Media publishes intelligent news and current affairs that breaks the 24-hour news cycle, offering a nuanced examination of Australia and the world, focused on fresh insight and literary expression. The company invests in long-form journalism where the issues demand it, providing writing of a quality that makes difficult topics clear.

Schwartz Media publishes Australia’s most respected writers across The Saturday Paper, The Monthly magazine and the daily podcast 7am, alongside sister publications, Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs.

About Exact Editions:

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

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New book explores the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit

LISWire - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:02

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future, edited by Paul Gooding and Melissa Terras

Legal deposit libraries, the national and academic institutions who systematically preserve our written cultural record, have recently been mandated with expanding their collection practices to include digitised and born-digital materials. Although a growing international activity, there has been little consideration of the impact of e-legal deposit on the 21st Century library, or on its present or future users. This edited collection is a timely opportunity to bring together international authorities who are placed to explore the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit.

Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future presents a thorough overview of this worldwide issue at an important juncture in the history of library collections in our changing information landscape. Chapters draw on evidence gathered from real-world case studies produced in collaboration with leading libraries, researchers and practitioners including Bodleian Libraries, National Library of Sweden and the National Archives of Zimbabwe.

Regulations governing electronic legal deposit often also prescribe how these materials can be accessed. The viewpoints of a variety of stakeholders are considered in this book including library users, researchers, and publishers. Overviews of the complex digital preservation and access issues that surround e-legal deposit materials, such as web archives and interactive media, are also featured.

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian & Director of Library Services at Cambridge University Libraries said of the text: ‘Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future brings together different voices, UK and international, to capture the joint endeavour between libraries and publishers to systematically collect and preserve the national collection of electronic publications, from websites to e-books. Critically, the editors use those contrasting voices to challenge the current model, resulting in a volume that both records the story so far and issues a call for policy change in the future evolution of e-legal deposit; a future shaped more clearly by the needs of research and access’.

The book will be invaluable reading for practitioners and researchers in national and research libraries, those developing digital library infrastructures and potential users of these services. This volume presents a rigorous account of the implementation and impact of electronic legal deposit and how it is shaping our digital library collections.

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Press and review copies contact:
Sinéad Murphy, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0594
Email: [email protected]

Notes:

Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future | Oct 2020 | 256pp | Hardback: 9781783303779 | £55 | http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=303779

Paul Gooding is Senior Lecturer in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on the impact of digital library collections on institutions and users. He was Principal Investigator on Digital Library Futures (2017-2019), an AHRC-funded project to analyse the impact of Non-Print Legal Deposit on UK academic libraries. Paul holds an MA in Library and Information Studies (2007) and a PhD in Digital Humanities (2014) from University College London. From 2014 to 2018 he was Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of East Anglia, where he founded and led the UEA Digital Humanities incubator, and before undertaking his PhD worked as a librarian for BBC Sport.

Melissa Terras is the Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the University of Edinburgh‘s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, leading digital aspects of CAHSS research as Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society, and Director of Research in the Edinburgh Futures Institute. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts, humanities, and wider cultural heritage and information environment that would otherwise be impossible. She previously directed UCL Centre for Digital Humanities in UCL Department of Information Studies, where she was employed from 2003-2017. Books include “Image to Interpretation: An Intelligent System to Aid Historians in Reading the Vindolanda Texts” (2006, Oxford University Press), “Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader” (Ashgate 2013), and “Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children’s Literature" (Cambridge University Press 2018). She is a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, and Trustee of the National Library of Scotland. You can generally find her on twitter @melissaterras.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order from NBN International | Tel: +44 (0)1572 202301| Fax: +44 (0)1752 202333 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: NBN International, Airport Business Centre, Thornbury Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PP | It will be available in North America from the American Library Association (https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/electronic-legal-deposit-shaping-li...).

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Equinox migrates Brookfield Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:16

Duluth, Ga., October 12, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome Brookfield Public Library to the Evergreen ILS with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

The Brookfield Public Library’s move will support 1,116 patrons and encompass a total of 2,1307 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Remote training was also provided by Equinox.

“It is scary changing the way you have done your entire workflow for 20 years,” said Gina Smith, Director of the Brookfield Public Library, “but with the help of Equinox, who had to train us entirely online due to COVID-19, we are confident as we move forward knowing that the migration to Missouri Evergreen was the best decision for our community."

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. They are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“Brookfield Public Library began a migration to Missouri Evergreen while operating under restricted hours due to COVID-19,” said Jennifer Weston, Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “During the migration project the Brookfield staff conducted a significant data review and database cleanup operation which resulted in a successful data migration – all while successfully reopening the library to the public. Brookfield patrons will benefit from the library’s tireless efforts to implement a new system including the convenient option to be notified via text or email when materials are ready to be picked up. It has been a real honor and pleasure to work with Brookfield Public Library to provide new opportunities for the library’s community during these unpredictable times.”

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

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

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform

LISWire - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:32

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform
~ Platform to Improve Decision Making Within the Library and Beyond ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Oct. 12, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will partner with University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology to develop a next-generation analytics platform. The platform will combine and streamline data sets from library and campus systems, allowing library staff to demonstrate a library’s impact while making informed decisions on collections and services.

Features within the analytics platform will include self-service data discovery, customizable dashboards, extensive data sources and real-time data connections. The platform will be extensible to non-library data sources and offer automated data feeds with import/export capabilities.

University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology will examine data, construct data pipelines and validate dashboards to aid in the development of the analytics platform. A second cohort will be added to test data pipelines, extend the data sources covered and provide additional feedback on the dashboards.

EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management John McDonald says this partnership will strengthen the development of EBSCO’s analytics platform, which aims to improve workflow processes for libraries that do not have access to robust analytics tools. “Most academic libraries need to rely on manual workflows and traditional methods of data tracking, which can be time-consuming and less effective. We hope to improve this process so library staff can position libraries as leaders in analytics and potentially a central hub for broader campus analytics.”

Dean of Libraries at the University of Denver, Michael Levine-Clark, says working with EBSCO on this new platform will bring the concept of effective library analytics and evidence-based decision making to life. “To help demonstrate the value of library services impact on student success and contribution to the academic institution, library staff need to draw on evidence-based data. This platform will provide the ability to streamline data and leverage this information to prove our impact on the academic community.”

Library Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Andrew White, says working with EBSCO on this new analytics platform is an excellent way to ensure they can make a connection between library services, usage and outcomes. “The opportunity to contribute to its development is valuable to us as our campus increasingly moves to a more data informed decision-making framework for campus services. Library data and systems have lagged behind those at the campus level in providing high-quality information about our users, their usage, and the results of their library engagement, so this product has great potential to transform how libraries think about and handle data.”

The project will be moving into a beta development phase in Fall 2020, with additional library partners including the University of South Carolina, the University of Melbourne and Seton Hall University, among others. This new offering is expected to be available in early 2021.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
978-356-6500 x3485
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Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCO Information ServicesEBSCOanalyticstechnologyReporting

Black Lives Matter Digital Resource Page Created By Exact Editions & Publishing Partners

LISWire - Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:26

London, 12th October 2020

Black Lives Matter Digital Resource Page Created By Exact Editions & Publishing Partners

Digital platform Exact Editions has collaborated with a selection of publishing partners to create a brand new, freely-available Black Lives Matter learning resource. Featuring a rich collection of handpicked articles from the digital archives of over 50 different publications, the page can be accessed indefinitely on the Exact Editions website by individuals, schools and universities alike for reading, browsing and sharing as an educational tool.

The selected articles are organised into 7 subject areas; ‘Activism’, ‘Art’, 'Film & Stage’, ‘History’, ‘Literature’, ‘Music’ and ‘Politics’. The content spans topics from civil rights, racial bias and protests to prominent historical figures, musical movements and literary analysis, all centred around the Black Lives Matter movements’ mission to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people across the globe.

Access the Black Lives Matter resource page here: https://bit.ly/3lLVQuW

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Exact Editions digitally publishes a diverse selection of magazines, and we hope this new resource will be useful to all who are educating themselves and others about the Black Lives Matter movement.”

About Exact Editions:

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

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2021

LISWire - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:13

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2021
~ Report Provides Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases for Academic and Academic Medical Libraries ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 5, 2020 — The 2021 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of two to three percent for individual titles and one to three percent for e-journal packages.

EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics and trends that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, e-journal packages, Open Access (OA), and the impact of pricing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year presents new budget challenges as librarians are now preparing for another wave of cuts prompted by the economic contraction tied to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Librarians are increasingly being forced to consider even more fundamental changes to their purchasing and operating strategies given accelerating funding pressures and are implementing a variety of tactics to bridge the declining budget. As e-journal packages continue to have the most significant impact on the disposition of libraries’ budgets, they are the natural target to downsize or cancel. Though the COVID-19 pandemic increased the need and desire for Open Research and Open Access, the economic fallout from the pandemic is making progress difficult and slow.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 385,000 serials, including more than 170,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOSerials Price ProjectionSubscription ServicesSSDopen accessCOVID-19

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