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EBSCO Health Resources Outscore Competitors for POC Disease/Drug Reference in KLAS Clinical Decision Support 2016 Report

LISWire - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:46

EBSCO Health Resources Outscore Competitors for POC Disease/Drug Reference in KLAS Clinical Decision Support 2016 Report
~ DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center Rated Highest by Healthcare Providers ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 6, 2016 — Two EBSCO Health clinical resources were the top performing point-of-care reference tools for disease/drug reference in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support 20161 report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center™ were the top performing disease reference tool, leading in nearly every area KLAS asked healthcare providers about.

KLAS interviews thousands of healthcare professionals and uses the responses to rate point-of-care Disease Reference and Diagnostic Support tools. Evaluation questions covered several areas, including Sales and Contracting, Implementation and Training, Functionality and Upgrades, and Service and Support.

DynaMed Plus, EBSCO Health’s next-generation clinical information resource designed to decrease time to answer, along with the original DynaMed, received an overall score of 91.9 in the POC Disease/Drug Reference category. DynaMed/DynaMed Plus scored particularly well compared to competitors in questions about Overall Product Quality (See chart).

This is the third time that DynaMed has been rated as the top resource for the Point-of-care Disease Reference category in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support reports2. While this is the first year that DynaMed Plus was considered, the report concluded that evaluation respondents were impressed with the enhancements. “DynaMed Plus, the newest version of DynaMed, is built on the strong DynaMed foundation. Those who use it and those planning to upgrade to it laud its tighter integration with the EMR, updated look and feel, and deeper evidence-based content.”

Nursing Reference Center is EBSCO Health’s point-of-care resource for nurses, providing reference materials for research and for use with patients, continuing education for nurses and opportunities to strengthen nursing skills. It was the top-rated Nursing Reference tool, finishing nearly five points better than the second-best resource. In addition, it was second only to DynaMed/DynaMed Plus in the POC Disease/Drug Reference segment. Nursing Reference Center was also the top nursing reference resource in the last KLAS CDS report which came out in 2013.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones, says that the KLAS report indicates the EBSCO Health is taking the right steps to meet the needs of its users. “Clinician need to access the most current evidence-based content as efficiently as possible in order to incorporate the information into their treatment decisions. While the systematically reviewed evidence is at the core of our resources, it is gratifying to see that users are satisfied with the overall experience, from implementation and functionality, to service and support.”

More information about EBSCO Health’s clinical decision support solutions is available at https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/ and http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing.

1 Clinical Decision Support 2016: Providers Expect EMRs to Drive CDS Impact. ©2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www.KLASresearch.com

2 Clinical Decision Support 2013: Sizing up the competition, December 2013. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Clinical Decision Support 2011: Understanding the Impact, November 2011. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
About EBSCO Health

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

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Flower Mound Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 09:31

12/1/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Flower Mound Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Flower Mound Public Library, of Flower Mound, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://flowermound.bywatersolutions.com/

Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services at Flower Mound commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

"The Flower Mound Public Library had been wanting to move to an open source ILS but didn’t have the IT skills in-house to support Koha. ByWater Solutions provided us with the best of both worlds – open source software with expert support and hosting. The staff at ByWater is knowledgeable, responsive and very easy to work with. They held our hands through every step of the migration process. Thanks to the quality of their support, we experienced very few issues during the migration and now, three months out, everything is functioning smoothly and patrons and staff alike love the new system."

About the Flower Mound Public Library:
The Flower Mound Public Library supports education in their community by providing access to information, creating young readers, fostering success in school, and facilitating lifelong learning. The library contributes to quality of life in Flower Mound by stimulating imagination, celebrating diversity, and encouraging creativity in a space that meets the needs of the community. The library provides services to over 36,000 patrons, circulates over 450,000 items per year offers over 600 programs to the community and sees over 200,000 annual visitors. For more information please visit their website.

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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The Atlantic City Free Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 16:49

11/10/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Atlantic City Free Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Atlantic City Free Public Library, of Atlantic City, NJ. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them.  The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://opac.acfpl.org/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on their partnership with the library:

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the team at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. New Jersey is a hotbed for open source interest and we are thrilled to be able to bring the benefits of Koha to the staff and patrons of Atlantic City. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the library and greatly appreciate their support."

About The Atlantic City Free Public  Library:
In November of 1901, a plan for a public library was embraced by Atlantic City residents in a landslide referendum, with 6,062 voters in favor and only 30 opposed. Thus the Atlantic City Free Public Library was established, using as its nucleus 1,000 books from a small, privately-run library opened a few years earlier by the Women's Research Club, a cultural organization that still exists today.

The Library's first quarters were in the third floor of City Hall, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, where service began on April 3, 1902. The Library formally opened its doors on January 1, 1903, in a wood frame house at Illinois and Pacific Avenues. The land at this site had been recently purchased to be the Library's permanent location and became the Library's home. Subsequently Andrew Carnegie donated $71,000 for the construction. Dedication for this structure took place on January 2, 1905. The photo is of the Andrew Carnegie building circa 1910.

Plans for the current home of the Library began in 1981. The groundbreaking for the new building, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, took place on January 28, 1982. This modern two-story 3.8 million dollar building, dedicated on July 31, 1985, has a capacity of 135,000 volumes, and three times the reading space of its predecessor. Like its predecessor, it will serve the citizens of Atlantic City for decades.

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 support and implementation 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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The Wessels Library at Newberry College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 16:47

11/17/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Wessels Library at Newberry College, of Newberry, South Carolina is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 75,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://newberry.bywatersolutions.com

Nancy Rosenwald, Director of the Wessels Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

"Our migration was initially motivated by cost and previous experience with Evergreen, a different open source program; however, reduced cost has proven to be just one of the many benefits of moving to Koha.  It’s easier for our patrons to find materials, and it’s simpler for our library staff to complete their work.  We’ve already seen increases in usage since our migration four months ago.  We’ve also found Bywater to be responsive to our migration and technical support needs in ways we never had with our previous vendor.  It’s been a great move for us."

Felicia Beaudry, Information Librarian for the College adds:

"For other libraries considering the change……please don’t assume that open-source somehow means settling for something “less than” what you have.  Koha provides the same functionality of the proprietary systems, but with greater flexibility and ease of use. It’s a perfect solution for our small academic library."

About Newberry College:
Newberry College has a rich tradition of providing personal attention, challenging academic programs, and a close-knit community that welcomes everyone. They combine our strong liberal arts foundation with specialized professional degree programs to prepare students such as you for successful futures. Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through their supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. The College has earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings for Best Colleges with their highest ranking ever on the Best Colleges in the South list. For more information please visit: https://www.newberry.edu/about-us

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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Glen Oaks Community College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 16:43

11/23/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Glen Oaks Community College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the E.K. Shaheen Library at Glen Oaks Community College, located in Centreville, MI. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://libcatalog.glenoaks.edu/

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

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

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

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Brill and Leiden University Libraries Join Forces to Publish the Codices Hugeniani Online

LISWire - Fri, 11/25/2016 - 05:17

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 25 November 2016

Brill and Leiden University Libraries are proud to present the publication of Codices Hugeniani Online, the fully digitized personal archive of Christiaan Huygens.

Brill and Leiden University Libraries have joined forces to digitize this important archive, allowing online access to a large community of scholars via BrillOnline Primary Sources. The Codices Hugeniani Online (www.brill.com/COHU) offers the fully digitized archive of Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695), held at Leiden University Library. The archive includes notebooks and loose leafs with texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books.

Huygens was a prominent Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He published major studies on mechanics and optics, and a pioneer work on games of chance. He is famous for his discovery of the rings of Saturn and its moon Titan, and for inventing the pendulum clock.

For over three centuries, many scholars have made the Codices Hugeniani the object of their research. The contents of the archive have been made partly accessible through the well-known Oeuvres complètes (a 19-volume 19th-century reference work). More recently, the Codices Hugeniani were described in detail by Dr. Joella Yoder in her Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Christiaan Huygens (Brill, 2013). With COHU the full archive's contents are now easily accessible for the first time.

Marti Huetink, Publishing Director at Brill, commented: “Christiaan Huygens is probably internationally the best known Dutch scientist ever. Brill is proud to be able to publish his papers online, and to contribute to the study of his life and works.”

Mart van Duijn, Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, commented: “Codices Hugeniani Online is not only a great tool for researchers because of the different search options it offers, it is also a treasure trove of magnificent documents and drawings of the discoveries and inventions made by Christiaan Huygens.”

Advisors: André Bouwman, Chief Curator & Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, Mart van Duijn, Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, and Joella G. Yoder, Independent Scholar.

More information: Marti Huetink, Publishing Director at Brill, email: [email protected], phone: + 31 71 5353504, www.brill.com/cohu.

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

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

About Leiden University Libraries
In spite of its venerable age (it was founded in 1587), UBL is one of the Netherlands' most innovative libraries. As a knowledge partner it supports scientific research and teaching with new services and will shortly be able to add to its facilities a new building to house its sizeable Asian collections (due to be completed in 2017). The library's special collections, including important Western and Oriental manuscripts, archives, letters, old prints, atlases and maps, drawings and photographs, are used extensively by Leiden academics and their students, and attract scholars from throughout the whole world. More information: http://libraries.leiden.edu/.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-and-leiden-university-libraries-join-for...

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The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

LISWire - Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:01

11/23/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
[email protected]

The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

Koha, the world's first fully web based and open source integrated library system has now been released as version 16.11. This release will include over 240 enhancements as well as numerous bug fixes. Koha 16.11 builds on the system's already robust functionality and adds many architecture improvements to make the impressive speed of this fully web based system even faster. Some key highlights of the 16.11 release include:

  • Added ability to place article requests and document delivery in Koha
  • Addition of a patron quick add form for on the fly patron additions
  • A new Housebound Readers Module, adding the linking of deliverers, item choosers and homebound patrons
  • Additional improvements to Koha's EDI ordering and invoicing functionality
  • Additional improvements to Syndetics and Novelist Select embedded content
  • Improved ability to use Elastic as preferred search engine in Koha, adding speed and scalability to Koha's searching capabilities
  • Enhancements to REST API infrastructure, paving the way for Koha to be the most accessible and integrated ILS in the world
  • Added ability to place multiple holds per patron per record, allowing for multiple item level holds

The many other features contained in the 16.11 release can be viewed in the full release notes: Here

Kyle Hall, Release Manager for Koha 16.11 commented on the newest release of Koha:

"Koha 16.11 contains many important architecture and plumbing improvements to the system which pave the way for the next few releases and the exciting enhancements lined up to be included. Because architecture improvements are typically behind the scenes they are more difficult to find funding for, so taking care of these improvements will result many long term gains for Koha."

The Koha Community would like to thank the following libraries and companies who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 16.11:

  • Biblibre
  • BULAC - http://www.bulac.fr/
  • ByWater Solutions
  • California College of the Arts
  • Carnegie Stout Library
  • Catalyst IT
  • DoverNet
  • FIT
  • Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Germany
  • NEKLS
  • South-East Kansas Library System
  • SWITCH Library Consortium
  • Tulong Aklatan
  • Universidad de El Salvador
  • Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21
  • University of the Arts London
  • VOKAL

We would also like to thank the 72 individuals and 36 libraries, companies, and institutions who contributed patches to this release, as well as the 102 individuals involved in testing Koha 16.11.

About Koha:
Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

 

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Think differently about how we understand, interpret and interact with archives and records

LISWire - Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:04

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and theories

Engaging with Records and Archives showcases the myriad ways in which archival ideas and practices are being engaged and developed and offers a selection of original, insightful and imaginative papers by emerging and internationally renowned scholars, taken from the Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7).

The book, edited by Fiorella Foscarini, Heather MacNeil, Bonnie Mak and Gillian Oliver, reveals the richness of archival thinking through compelling examples from a wide variety of views of records, archives and archival functions, spanning diverse regions, communities, disciplinary perspectives and time that will captivate the reader. Examples include the origins of contemporary grassroots archival activism in Poland, the role of women archivists in early 20th century England, the management of records in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century, the relationship between Western and Indigenous cultures in North America and other modern archival conundrums.

The editors said, "Today, more than ever before, everyone, not only archives specialists, would benefit from a deeper and better informed engagement with archival objects and practices as they become increasingly engrained in our daily lives, from the pervasiveness of archival materials on the web, to the use of archive-based knowledge in all sciences, to the uncertainty about the preservation of our digital memories that we may all experience sooner or later. The 11 essays selected for inclusion in this book explore different ways of historicizing and theorizing record making, recordkeeping and archiving practices from a range of disciplinary perspectives and through the eyes of creators, custodians and users."

Fiorella Foscarini PhD is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. She is Co-editor in Chief of the Records Management Journal and co-author of Records Management and Information Culture (Facet 2014)

Heather MacNeil PhD is a professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses in the areas of archival theory and practice and the history of record keeping.

Bonnie Mak PhD is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, jointly appointed in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Program in Medieval Studies. She teaches courses in the history and future of the book, reading practices, and knowledge production.

Gillian Oliver PhD is an associate professor at Victoria Univeristy of Wellington. She is the co-author of Records Management and Information Culture (Facet 2014) and Digital Curation, 2nd edition (Facet 2016) and is Co-editor in Chief of the journal Archival Science.

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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/9781783301584.jpg

Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and theories | Nov 2016 | 256pp | paperback: 9781783301584 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301591 | £89.95 | eBook: 9781783301607| £59.95

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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American Doctoral Dissertations™ Now Includes Access to Full Text and Expanded Coverage of 20th Century

LISWire - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:42

~ Enhanced Free Resource Includes 80,000 New Citations from 1902 to Present and Links to Full Text When Available ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 17, 2016 — American Doctoral Dissertations™, a free database made available by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), OhioLINK, H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com, includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955™, was first made available by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2014 as a new way to access scholarly writing that was previously difficult for researchers to find. EBSCO and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. Since that time, many EBSCO customers have added the free resource to their profile.

The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, expands the comprehensive record of dissertations and exposes more content with links to full text. The dissertations and theses from OhioLINK represent student research from 31 colleges and universities. The citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the individual Institutional Repository, where the thesis or dissertation is housed.

“OhioLINK’s open access ETD center now provides over 60,000 digital dissertations and theses for global access,” said Gwen Evans, Executive Director of OhioLINK. “OhioLINK supports increased access and discoverability of our open access materials, and partnering with EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation is a great way to increase the visibility of Ohio graduate research. We were so pleased when EBSCO approached us about adding the metadata and link to the ETD Center into the American Doctoral Dissertations index. We just added the capability to batch upload many older digitized dissertations to the ETD, so an even richer collection of Ohio materials soon will be available.”

Theses and dissertations records from Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University are also included in American Doctoral Dissertations. Data from all the repositories will be updated regularly and additional repositories are planned in the near future.

American Doctoral Dissertations is accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com. The database is searchable by fields that include dissertation title, author and school.

EBSCO is hosting American Doctoral Dissertations on the EBSCOhost® platform and the content is available via EBSCO Discovery Service™. The EBSCO Support Site contains information to help librarians learn more about adding the database to their EBSCOhost profiles.

About OhioLINK
Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium and serves more than 600,000 end users. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK provides a competitive advantage for Ohio’s higher education community by cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to and preserving an expanding array of print and digital resources, and by centrally hosting digital content. Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide users access to nearly 50 million books and other library materials, more than 100 electronic research databases, more than 81,000 e-books, thousands of images and videos, and millions of electronic journal articles. www.ohiolink.edu.

About the Congregational Library & Archives
Founded in 1853, the Congregational Library and Archives serves professional scholars, graduate students, and genealogists who use the resources of our historical collections. Its digital collections including Colonial-era church records and manuscripts are accessible through its website to anyone. http://www.congregationallibrary.org/

About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
The Foundation was established by Halsey W. Wilson in 1952 to support the needs of company employees and retirees. Since 1957, The H.W.Wilson Foundation has focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational and religious institutions. Major donors to the Foundation included Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilson, and the H.W. Wilson Company. http://thwwf.org/

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Plum™ Analytics Expands Clinical Research Tracking to Include Citations in Clinical Practice Guidelines in PubMed®

LISWire - Thu, 11/10/2016 - 13:23

~ PlumX Suite Now Mines Citations from More Than 21,000 Clinical Practice Guidelines ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 10, 2016 — Researchers now have an additional way to see the impact of their work in clinical practice by tracking when their research is cited in clinical practice guidelines. Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, has expanded its Clinical Citations metrics in its PlumX Suite to include clinical practice guidelines indexed in PubMed®.

Clinical practice guidelines in PubMed are part of a wider variety of clinical resources and services provided by the US National Library of Medicine®. Designed to help improve the quality of patient care, more than 21,000 clinical practice guidelines are currently indexed in PubMed, which provides free access to MEDLINE® and other selected life science journals.

PlumX measures citations to research in the clinical practice guidelines from PubMed, and tracks them in the Clinical Citations category in PlumX to help clinical and translational science researchers, and organizations that fund their work, better understand what types of research are impacting clinical topics and guidelines. When a piece of research is cited in a clinical practice guideline indexed in PubMed, it is counted and displayed in the PlumX user’s tab as a PubMed Clinical Guideline Citation. The citation also includes a hyperlink to the cited guideline so users can view the original guideline.

The PlumX Suite is the only altmetrics provider to include instances where research is cited and used in clinical information resources. The first clinical citations in PlumX were from Dynamed Plus®, which clinicians rely upon to provide instant access to the most current evidence-based information at the point of care.

Plum Analytics Co-Founder and President Andrea Michalek says expanding research metrics tracking to clinical practice guidelines in PubMed demonstrates Plum Analytics’ commitment to helping researchers show the clinical impact and influence of their research. “Clinical practice guidelines are an important part of medical practice. Being able to track when particular research is used in clinical practice guidelines gives researchers, institutions and funders powerful information to understand the interest, reach and impact of their work.”

For more information, please visit www.plumanalytics.com.

About Plum Analytics
Plum Analytics is a pioneer in the field of altmetrics, revealing research interest and usage beyond traditional measures. The company helps individuals and organizations that use, fund, support, perform, publish or analyze research obtain a broad-spectrum view of interest in and usage of research through both immediate and historical perspectives. Plum Analytics gathers metrics about research through a deep array of scholarly sources, media channels and social media tools, and categorizes them into Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and Citations. The complete PlumX Suite of five products delivers research output information based on the unique needs of each type of PlumX user. To learn more, visit http://www.plumanalytics.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 customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Dr. Terence K. Trow Named Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

LISWire - Tue, 11/08/2016 - 12:29

Dr. Terence K. Trow Named Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine for DynaMed Plus®
~ Will Oversee Content for Evidence-Based Clinical Reference Tool ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 8, 2016 — EBSCO Health is strengthening its evidence-based content with the appointment of Terence K. Trow, M.D., FACP, FAACP as the Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Trow brings nearly 30 years of medical, teaching, research and editorial experience to EBSCO Health’s evidence-based clinical reference tool, DynaMed Plus®.

Dr. Trow is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program prior to assuming the position with EBSCO Health. Dr. Trow is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his internal medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York Hospital Cornell program before his post-graduate fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Trow has received numerous teaching awards, has served on the ACCP Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network Planning Committee and served as the state of Connecticut Governor on the U.S. and Canadian Governors Council for the ACCP. He is currently on the Scientific Leadership Council of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says the addition of Dr. Trow will be an asset to the DynaMed Plus team. “Dr. Trow has an impressive level of experience that will enhance an already solid editorial team of physicians who evaluate the best evidence and guidelines to provide medical professionals what they need to know in clinical practice.”

As a deputy editor, Dr. Trow oversees the integration of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine content for DynaMed Plus. He supervises 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.

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

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

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[email protected]

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Marywood University Library and Learning Commons Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

LISWire - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:07

11/3/2016
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Marywood University Library and Learning Commons Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library and Learning Commons at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.

ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 260,000 titles and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. As part of their implementation, ByWater assisted in the configuration of Koha to work with Marywood's automated storage and retrieval system which houses 98% of their physical collection.  The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: https://libcat.marywood.edu/

Lee Jamison, Automated Library Technician for the University, commented on the results of their switch to Koha:

"Since having Koha live for just one semester, we are already seeing positive effects. Although it took some time for our patrons to adjust to the new system, their response and reaction has been positive. We have transformed our online system to one we are proud of and it is a relief to not have to explain tedious “workarounds” or glitches to patrons and they report much better success in finding what they need. Instead of “let me explain” we can now say “let me show you what else the catalog can do!” Our staff and Librarians are also pleased by the level of flexibility and problem-solving that the system provides. If a patron mentions a feature that isn't currently available, we can say “we’ll look into adding that feature” knowing that our ideas and suggestions are real possibilities and we will get help with implementation from ByWater Solutions or the Koha community."

He continues: "Overall, Koha is a total 180 degree change from our former ILS in the best way possible. Staff and patrons remark on greater ease of use, and faculty (some for the first time in years) are actively integrating library resources into their classes, using public lists, reserves, comments, tags and more to get more of our resources in the hands of students. With ByWater’s help we enabled the Koha EDS plugin so that patrons have access to not only our physical collection but also our subscribed databases in a one-stop-shop fashion. The feedback so far has been overwhelming and we hope usage continues to grow at such a rapid pace."

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on this new partnership:

"We are thrilled to partner with the team at the Learning Commons at Marywood. Working with Lee has been fantastic and his enthusiasm and skills have already proven to be an invaluable addition to the global Koha community. We look forward to many years of partnership and working together to make Koha even better for Academic libraries worldwide!"

About the Library and Learning Commons

As the Intellectual and Social Heart of campus, the Marywood University Learning Commons puts knowledge creation at the forefront of the educational experience. Students develop patterns of discovery and achievement that last a lifetime, with abundant opportunities to discern what learning styles and environments work best for them.

The use of flexible and more open physical spaces, new ways of using technology for accessing resources, and the expertise of skilled specialists, such as technologists and digital media professionals, turn what was once the familiar library into an environment infused with creative energy and engaged learning. The impressive physical design of the Learning Commons also ensures adaptability to future advances in teaching and learning. For more information please visit: http://www.marywood.edu/library/

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

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

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions 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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Amigos eShelf Service Partners with eBooksAreForever

LISWire - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 19:35

Dallas, TX – Amigos Library Services is pleased to announce its partnership with eBooksAreForever (EAF), San Antonio, TX. This partnership allows the subscribers of Amigos eShelf Service, an e-book distribution platform, access to the comprehensive catalog of independent e-book titles offered by EAF.

“EAF has been working directly with Amigos throughout the build-out and testing of the Amigos eShelf Service platform, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see our two services integrated in such a seamless way,” said August Wainwright, cofounder of eBooksAreForever. “Libraries want titles from indie authors – this is something we’ve heard over and over – but many feel overwhelmed with the process of selecting titles. Now, any library who has access to the Amigos eShelf Service can easily purchase a collection of curated indie titles and have those titles available to their patrons with little to no additional effort.”

Amigos has worked closely with EAF in support of EAF’s application program interfaces, or APIs, to facilitate the integration process between the two services. As a result, a library can now visit the EAF website and purchase individual titles or the entire collection using its Amigos eShelf Service identification number. The purchase is automatically synchronized with the library’s eShelf Service account, making the purchases immediately available to the library’s patrons through the eShelf Service. The seamless process takes only minutes and eliminates the need for invoicing or purchase orders.

“We’re very excited to see this come together,” said Amigos eShelf Service Manager, Christine Peterson. “This partnership opens up the EAF collection to Amigos member and nonmember libraries who use our service. It significantly expands our available titles as we continue to grow this exciting new program.”

Wainwright noted that the independent titles EAF represents are popular in the consumer marketplace, but may have never been made available to library patrons. “This opens up patrons to an entire segment of the market that is vastly underserved,” he said. “We’re confident readers will love our titles, so it’s great to make them so easily accessible through the eShelf Service platform.”

The Amigos eShelf Service e-book platform, designed by libraries for libraries, offers an affordable and flexible option for libraries seeking to capitalize on their patrons’ growing use of electronic books and readers. Amigos is actively enrolling libraries in the new service that debuted late in 2015.

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

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Magazines from Bauer Media Australia Now Available via Flipster

LISWire - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 14:37

Magazines from Bauer Media Australia Now Available via Flipster®
~ Digital Magazines Available through Libraries in Australia and New Zealand ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 1, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is partnering with Bauer Media Australia to provide high quality digital versions of the most popular magazines in Australia and New Zealand through Flipster®, the next-generation digital magazine solution. This will allow library patrons an easy way to access to their favorite magazines.

There are 27 Bauer Media Australia titles available on Flipster, including The Australian Women’s Weekly, the biggest-selling monthly magazine in Australia, as well as Empire, Men’s Style Australia and Rolling Stone Australia. Libraries that subscribe to these titles give patrons the high quality digital reading experience at the library or remotely through the library website.

With Flipster, patrons can browse thousands of magazines on a desktop computer or mobile device. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals, and an online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues as well as a carousel of all issues for quick access to magazines.

They can also download magazines via their Android device, iPad and iPad mini via a native app for offline reading anytime, anywhere. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

For more information, visit https://flipster.ebsco.com/.

About Bauer Media
Bauer Media publishes 60+ magazine brands in Australia, with 40 audited titles selling over 65 million print copies each year. They include some of Australia’s longest-running and most successful mastheads such as the biggest-selling monthly magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly, the number one weekly magazine, Woman’s Day, along with Dolly, NW, TV Week, Cosmopolitan, OK!, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian House & Garden, Wheels and many more. Integral to the company’s success are vibrant, information-packed websites, mobile apps and social media platforms. Bauer Media currently produces 47+ digital editions of its Australian titles and leads the way in custom print, with Bauer Custom Media creating branded editorial content for major clients including Coles, Telstra, Qantas and Myer. Bauer Media Group, the parent company of Bauer Media, is one of the world’s most successful media companies, bringing to life more than 570 magazine brands, 300+ digital products, and 50+ radio and TV stations that reach millions of people around the globe. Underpinned by a new global positioning strategy ‘We think popular’, Bauer Media Group is dedicated to be the world’s leading publisher of popular media, while providing inspiration and motivation to more than 11,000 employees in 16 countries.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 800,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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Meet the challenge of digital scholarship

LISWire - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 08:10

31/10/2016

For immediate release

Meet the challenge of digital scholarship

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging practices in academic libraries

This new book, edited by Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, provides strategic insights drawn from librarians who are meeting the challenge of digital scholarship, utilizing the latest technologies and creating new knowledge in partnership with researchers, scholars, colleagues and students.

The impact of digital on libraries has extended far beyond its transformation of content, to the development of services, the extension and enhancement of access to research and to teaching and learning systems. As a result, the fluidity of the digital environment can often be at odds with the more systematic approaches to development traditionally taken by academic libraries, which has also led to a new generation of roles and shifting responsibilities with staff training and development often playing ‘catch-up’. One of the key challenges to emerge is how best to demonstrate expertise in digital scholarship which draws on the specialist technical knowledge of the profession and maintains and grows its relevance for staff, students and researchers.

Developing Digital Scholarship spans a wide range of contrasting perspectives, contexts, insights and case studies, which explore the relationships between digital scholarship, contemporary academic libraries and professional practice.

The editors said,” Our book demonstrates that there are opportunities to be bold, remodel, trial new approaches and reposition the library as a key partner in the process of digital scholarship.”

Alison Mackenzie is the Dean of Learning Services at Edge Hill University. Alison has been an active contributor in the development of the profession having held roles on the SCONUL Board, and as Chair of the performance Measurement and Quality Strategy group. She is currently a member of the Northern Collaboration steering group and is co-editor of this book.

Lindsey Martin is the Assistant Head of learning Services and is responsible for the learning technologies managed and supported by Learning Services. She has responsibility for the virtual learning environment and its associated systems, media production, classroom AV, and development of staff digital capability. Lindsey has worked in academic libraries for the past 20+ years in a variety of roles. She has been active on the Heads of eLearning Forum Steering group (HeLF) for a number of years and is currently its Chair. She is co-editor of this book.

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Press and review copies contact:

James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
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Notes:

Developing Digital Scholarship: Emerging practices in academic libraries | Oct 2016 | 192pp | paperback: 9781783301102 | £49.95 | hardback: 9781783301782 | £89.95

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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Brill Appoints Program Director Digital Humanities

LISWire - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 04:24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 27 October 2016

Effective 1 November 2016 Mr. Marti Huetink, Publishing Director of the History program at Brill, will begin coordinating all business development activities of the company in the area of Digital Humanities. Next to his title of Publishing Director, Mr. Huetink will carry the title of Program Director Digital Humanities.

Brill has identified a number of core technologies which are likely to have a deep impact on research activities in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Spatial software and GIS, pattern and image recognition, semantic technologies and statistical analysis to name a few, will impact research strategies in various fields and therefore the form and nature of publications resulting from those research activities. Publications will show new features and will come with new user interfaces. The addition of data, software and multi-media are believed to influence the publication culture in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Publications will have to comply with user demands and FAIR principles. Brill is determined to play a leading role in the innovation of publishing in the fields it covers and actively reaches out to partners in the endeavor.

For more information about Brill’s Digital Humanities program, please contact Marti Huetink at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes over 250 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

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EBSCO Health Partners with McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit

LISWire - Wed, 10/26/2016 - 11:55

EBSCO Health Partners with McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit to Expand Evidence-Based Healthcare
~ Will Bring More Evidence-Based Information to Healthcare Professionals ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 26, 2016 — Two organizations dedicated to evidence-based healthcare are joining forces to ensure that healthcare professionals can make decisions based on the best available evidence. The partnership between EBSCO Health and McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit brings together two of the most established services that provide systematic literature surveillance to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare.

McMaster University is the birthplace of evidence-based healthcare. The Health Information Research Unit was created at McMaster to study and facilitate the transfer of high quality evidence from health care research to practitioners and publishers, via McMaster Premium Literature Service. McMaster PLUS™ uses its Critical Appraisal Process to identify studies and systematic reviews that are scientifically sound. Articles from the 120 top journals that meet McMaster’s scientific criteria are then rated by frontline clinicians for relevance and newsworthiness through the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE™) system.

By working with McMaster, EBSCO Health products will be uniquely empowered for continuously accessing systematically validated evidence for health care. This will complement EBSCO Health’s Evidence Validation Unit, which employs a systematic seven-step process to identify, critique, summarize and synthesize the best available evidence for clinical decision-making.

EBSCO’s synthesized evidence is presented in DynaMed Plus® in an easy-to-access format so healthcare professionals can use it at the point of care to make the best evidence-based clinical decisions as quickly as possible. The evidence surveillance also informs Nursing Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™ and Patient Education Reference Center™ to provide the best current information to professionals and patients across the health care system.

McMaster and EBSCO Health will also team up to provide free updates of highly impactful evidence, organized and delivered with cutting edge technology. Currently, more than 200,000 subscribers receive recent and relevant studies that have been rated through the McMaster MORE system. With an overwhelming number of studies being published, this service allows healthcare professionals to have a resource that alerts them to the latest and best evidence in their particular field. Connecting this resource with EBSCO Health resources that provide context across healthcare will enhance the relevance and utility for these updates.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says that this partnership will promote the use of systematically validated evidence. “McMaster is well-known throughout the world for its pioneering efforts to disseminate evidence-based information. This is closely aligned with EBSCO Health’s commitment to provide the global healthcare community with the information they need to make informed decisions. The integration between the McMaster and EBSCO Heath systems of literature surveillance will ensure that users of all EBSCO Health products have rapid access to the most valid evidence for clinical care.”

McMaster Industrial Liaison Office Chief, Gay Yuytung, provides the McMaster view on the agreement. “This joint venture with EBSCO provides McMaster’s Health Information Research Unit with a great opportunity to enhance generation and dissemination of health knowledge. McMaster and a world-class publisher like EBSCO can contribute very different but highly complementary components to their common goal of knowledge translation, aiming to improve the capabilities of clinicians for timely application of current best evidence for health care.”

About McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit (HiRU)
HiRU was created in 1987 to study the problems in dissemination and uptake of validated health care knowledge, and to develop and test and deliver solutions to these problems. Beginning with more informative abstracts for journal articles in 1987, HiRU has created many innovations for knowledge transfer including ACP Journal Club (sponsored by the American College of Physicians), Evidence-Based Medicine (sponsored by the BMJ), and numerous internet-based “best evidence” services for clinicians, publishers, professional organizations, and others around the world.

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

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Massachusetts Library Group Receives Grant from EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 17:13

Massachusetts Library Group Receives Grant from EBSCO Information Services
~ Financial Grant will Support New Evergreen Developments ~

Worcester, Mass. — October 25, 2016 — The web-based, open source Integrated Library System (ILS)
Evergreen will be continuing to develop software that meets the needs of libraries thanks in part to a grant from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The grant to the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) is intended to finance new developments of popular catalog features for thousands of libraries using Evergreen.

Evergreen is a highly scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries. Started by the Georgia Public Library System in 2006, it has been adopted by a number of library consortia in North America as well as individual libraries around the world.

EBSCO’s contribution will assist Evergreen’s efforts to:
• Improve its ability to group together multiple formats and editions of a work
• Provide quick links that allow users to jump to alternate formats and editions from any record in the catalog
• Make other improvements to Evergreen search that group formats and edition, including improved record retrieval and a new setting to make it a library’s default search

MassLNC, a collaborative project of two library consortia: the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) and the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network (C/W MARS), works with Evergreen libraries and consortia to pool resources for Evergreen development. MassLNC will distribute the funds and oversee the development and integration conducted by Evergreen contributors: MOBIUS, a non-profit library consortium that supports the Missouri Evergreen consortium, and Equinox Software, an organization solely dedicated to the support and development of open source library technologies.

“We are very excited about this new partnership between MassLNC and EBSCO to bring important new functionality to the Evergreen catalog,” said MassLNC Coordinator Kathy Lussier. “The grant will help our efforts to provide a user-friendly and visually-appealing catalog that is easy for patrons to find material at their libraries.”

EBSCO Vice President of Global Software Services Ron Burns says that EBSCO’s support of Evergreen is part of the company’s commitment to open source for libraries. “Evergreen is a popular open source ILS that fulfills the core needs of many libraries, EBSCO has a strong history of supporting open source platforms that provide libraries with the systems that work for them, regardless of the library’s size or resources. This directly aligns with the Evergreen community’s efforts to enhance the management and discoverability of libraries’ diverse materials and formats.”

For more information on MassLNC, visit http://masslnc.org and to learn more about Evergreen, visit http://evergreen-ils.org.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is the leading Integrated Library System for consortia and delivers local flexibility and granularity of policies that no other software can match. Evergreen maintains robust performance on its open PostgreSQL database and delivers the most interoperability for libraries via its truly open APIs. The Evergreen community is made up of individuals, libraries, companies, and other organizations that support the software. Approximately 1,800 libraries around the world use Evergreen.
Evergreen is open-source software, licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later. It is available to all for download from the Evergreen web site at http://evergreen-ils.org.

About Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC)
The Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative is a collaborative project between two Massachusetts library consortia - the Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing network (C/W MARS) and the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) - to work together to support and improve Evergreen. The project started with the support of a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and is currently supported by the participating consortia and development partners.

The cooperative's goals are to provide a mutual support mechanism among full members, facilitate the pooling of resources for continued development of Evergreen, and to grow expertise to support and improve Evergreen. MassLNC also coordinates the MassLNC Evergreen Development Initiative, an opportunity for libraries and consortia running Evergreen to maximize their resources by pooling funds to sponsor exciting new features and important improvements for the open-source system. More information about MassLNC can be found at http://masslnc.org.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathy Lussier
MassLNC Coordinator
(508) 343-0128
[email protected]

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Brill now publishes Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 and St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

LISWire - Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:34

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 25 October 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, further expands its portfolio in Early Modern History with the book series Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 (CAC, http://www.brill.com/cac) and St Andrews Studies in Reformation History (SASRH, http://www.brill.com/sasrh), both formerly published by Ashgate. Books in both series will become available in print and online.

Giorgio Caravale, Ralph Keen, and J. Christopher Warner, the Editors of Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 commented: "When Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 required a new publisher, we saw that Brill was clearly the best home for the series. The international and multi-disciplinary scope of Catholic Christendom aligns perfectly with Brill's history and mission as an academic press: it both complements and is complemented by Brill's other book series devoted to the medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation periods."

Andrew Pettegree, Editor of St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, commented: “St Andrews Studies in Reformation History is one of the longest established series in the field, with over 120 published volumes since its foundation in 1996. When it became clear that it required a new home, the editorial board was delighted to accept an invitation to move to Brill. Brill already has a proud heritage and extended publishing list in this area of scholarship. Now, together with the existing Brill series Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions and Studies in the History of Christian Tradition, as well as with Catholic Christendom 1300-1700, it will have a commanding presence in the field of early modern religion. It is a great pleasure to welcome already our first volume in Brill livery, and to look forward (with more than 20 further volumes already under contract) to many more.”

Arjan van Dijk, Brill’s Acquisition Editor commented: “We are very pleased that the editors of St Andrews Studies in Reformation History and Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 chose Brill as their new publisher. Both series strengthen Brill’s list in early modern history and complement existing series and journals in the Brill program, such as Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition and the Jesuit Studies book series. We look forward to working with the editorial teams and to further developing these already highly respected book series.”

For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for [email protected] (outside the Americas) or [email protected] (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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For more information, visit www.brill.com.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-now-publishes-catholic-christendom-1300-...

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Backstage completes extensive on-site digitization and transmissive digitization projects for Library of Congress

LISWire - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 19:45

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Marketing Department
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852
[email protected] | www.bslw.com

BETHLEHEM, Pa., October 19, 2016 – Backstage Library Works recently completed a pair of scanning projects for the Library of Congress. Over the course of 18 months, they digitized 808,000 archival documents and bound book images on-site at the Library, plus 236,500 transmissive images at Backstage’s preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Digitizing rare and fragile collections on location at libraries provides curators an alternative to the extra handling involved with shipping.

During the course of the on-site project, Backstage had four cameras and four technicians working at the Library. Additional materials were sent to Backstage’s preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for scanning. Library of Congress conservation specialists and Backstage’s digitization team worked together to ensure that the archival documents and bound books were handled with the utmost care. As a result, fragile items were not compromised and the final images provide an accurate representation of the originals.

The Library and Backstage also worked together to determine the best approach for capturing the extensive collection of 35mm black-and-white negatives and color slides. With the Library’s input and feedback, Backstage developed a workflow that was conducive to streamlining production while allowing for custom post-processing of each collection. Testing included scanning samples at several resolutions and applying a range of post-processing settings. The results of the 3600 PPI scans were remarkable and revealed the diversity of the collections.

Cooperation between the Library staff and Backstage contributed to an extraordinarily large volume of work being completed in a safe and timely manner.

Kelly Barrall, project manager for the digitization department at Backstage states:

“We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the Library of Congress and appreciate that they were able to provide space for our cameras and crew.

“The library staff was very pleasant to work with and they provided great leadership for our team. This was particularly the case whenever we needed to address specific handling requirements.“Our on-site digitization team, led by Theresa Kidd, provided the best possible care for the Library’s materials. The team’s technical expertise, commitment, and understanding of each collection was evident throughout.”

Backstage worked with the following groups within the Library of Congress:

◾Manuscripts Division
◾American Folklife Center
◾Rare Books and Special Collections
◾World Digital Library
◾Music Division
◾Prints and Photographs Division
◾National Digital Newspaper Program

About Backstage

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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