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Aspen Discovery Announces 20.17.00 Release

LISWire - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 11:47

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.17.00 release is available. This minor release includes 12 updates to the Aspen Discovery system.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release,"This release makes it easier for large complex consortia to customize Aspen Discovery for their members to highlight each member's unique collections. We're excited to continue to make Aspen Discovery the best option for libraries and consortia of all sizes."

Included in the release are improvements to Axis360, Overdrive, and Hoopla integrations. Additionally, increase functionality to System Messages and Website Indexing are in this release.

Read the full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-20-17-00-rel...

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenaspen discoveryopen sourceDiscovery layerlibrary discoveryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Brill and Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Sign Agreement on Digital Concordances

LISWire - Fri, 12/11/2020 - 06:52

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 11 December 2020

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) to cooperate on digital concordances, a new publication format that draws upon historical practices of concordances, not only to publish the results of research in the customary format such as essays, but also to present the data on which that research is based in a reusable manner. The goal of this cooperation is to investigate how the digital concordance format can be created and maintained sustainably from a technical, organizational and business perspective.

Scholars at MPIWG have rich experience in conducting historical research that generates digital datasets curated from analogue and digital primary sources and are looking for innovative ways to publish their research outputs in a format that integrates the datasets with peer-reviewed essays on the data curation process and key research findings. In this format, technical interfaces allow readers to refer from the data back to the primary sources and to utilise the datasets themselves for their own research purposes. Brill has extensive experience in digital publishing and welcomes this opportunity to work together with MPIWG to expand its publishing services for the research communities focused on Digital Humanities.

Prof. Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, Managing Director of MPIWG, said: “Brill has over 300 years of unparalleled experience in publishing high-end scholarly products. With its international portfolio and innovative approach to digital publishing, Brill is the ideal publishing partner for this pilot. We at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science look forward to a fruitful cooperation on digital publication formats that centre discoverable and reusable research data generated from Digital Humanities projects.”

Dr. Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, commented: “In the Humanities we are still at the beginning of publishing datasets in a structured and reusable way. With this project we are at the frontier of this important development. We will focus not only on technical standards but also on user expectations and use cases. Our team is excited about the cooperation with researchers from the MPIWG with whom we share the curiosity to turn a traditional format like a concordance into something entirely new.”

For more information on this collaboration between Brill and MPIWG, contact Brill’s Senior Acquisitions Editor Asian Studies, Dr. Qin Higley, [email protected].

About MPIWG
Founded in 1994, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany, is one of the more than 80 research institutes administered by the Max Planck Society. It is dedicated to the study of the history of science and aims to understand scientific thinking and practice as historical phenomena, with projects spanning globally and across all eras of human history. For further information, please visit https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/.

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

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Equinox migrates Grimsby Public Library to Libraries in Niagara Cooperative

LISWire - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 17:07
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Duluth, Ga., December 10, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Grimsby Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC).

The Grimsby Public Library’s move supports 13,793 patrons and encompasses a total of 48,111 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. Evergreen training was also provided by Equinox.

“The Grimsby Public Library is excited to join the shared LiNC Evergreen ILS. This substantially expands the number of items available to our patrons through resource sharing with neighbouring libraries,” said Kathryn Drury, CEO and chief librarian at the Grimsby Public Library. “Equinox has provided excellent technical support throughout this process, including invaluable weekly migration meetings.”

LiNC was established in 2010 between four public libraries and a college library and has since grown to 10 organizations. In 2017, the cooperative began resource sharing.

“Grimsby staff were wonderful to work with,” said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox, “and our responsive communication led to a smooth migration."

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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Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

EBSCO Information Services Announces Clinical Decisions™ Brand

LISWire - Thu, 12/10/2020 - 12:59

EBSCO Information Services Announces Clinical Decisions™ Brand
~ Suite of Solutions Designed to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes, Increase Patient Engagement and Support Value-Based Care ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — Dec. 10, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced Clinical Decisions™ as the new brand for its growing suite of health care solutions focused on improving patient-centered outcomes. EBSCO is a leading provider of clinical decision support, shared decision making, and medical research solutions, helping to improve patient care by providing health care professionals with clinical evidence at the point of care. Bringing clinical resources and services together under the Clinical Decisions brand emphasizes the company’s focus on enhancing patient care through standardized and consistent application of evidence-based methodologies.

Informed treatment decisions and engaged patients lead to higher satisfaction and reduced costs. By providing trusted, evidence-based decision support, EBSCO Clinical Decisions aims to support a value-based care model with a holistic suite of products.

The Clinical Decisions suite from EBSCO includes the following solutions:

DynaMed®, EBSCO’s flagship clinical decision support tool which provides the most current, accurate, actionable answers to questions at the point of care
DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, a single solution through a partnership between EBSCO and IBM, which combines curated disease information with top evidence-based drug content
Dynamic Health™, a resource supporting evidence-based nursing and allied health best practices, essential competency development and the policy and procedure process for the highest quality decision support
DynaMed® Shared Decisions™, a robust collection of shared decision-making tools that enable patients and providers to have meaningful and informed discussions, leading to higher patient satisfaction and improved outcomes
Isabel, a diagnosis decision support tool that aims to broaden a differential diagnosis and reduce clinical uncertainty
The Clinical Decisions suite of products all work with an underlying set of operating services making implementation, maintenance and interoperability with the EHR and analytics reporting consistent for a full view of the care team’s decision points to help reduce variation in care.

EBSCO’s Executive Vice President for Clinical Decisions, Betsy Jones, says that by offering an array of diverse clinical decision tools, the company is focused on making a deeper impact on patient care. “EBSCO is committed to supporting evidence-based health care and enhancing the relationships between patients and their health care providers. With Clinical Decisions, we look to leverage the deep expertise of our team to provide the answers that health care providers need — when, where and how they need it. On the cusp of unveiling additional resources and services, and knowing the work we have put into our consistent approach to evidence across our editorial and product suite, our evolution to Clinical Decisions is hitting maturity and comes together under a united brand.”

For more information on EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions, visit www.clinicaldecisions.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

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
978-356-6500 x3485
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Special LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Health CareClinical Decisions

Southern Teller County Public Library Joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support

LISWire - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 17:24

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Southern Teller Public Library District, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 38,000 plus holdings from Athena and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The Southern Teller Public Library District catalog can be viewed at

https://catalog.aspencat.info/

Southern Teller Public Library District is made up of
Franklin Ferguson Memorial Library in Cripple Creek, Co and Victor Public Library in Victor, Co. The mission of the library is to support lifelong learning by anticipating and responding to educational and community needs for information, to encourage a desire to read, and enrich the quality of life in our community.

Read more at: https://steller.colibraries.org/about/

About CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
CLiC is an infrastructure for libraries throughout Colorado. Vision: Helping libraries achieve greatness in their communities. Mission: Connecting. Energizing. Inspiring. Services for libraries throughout Colorado.

Core Values:
-Deliver friendly service
-Seek opportunities for collaboration
-Support growth and discovery
-Celebrate successes
-Save money for libraries
-Blend work & play to create fun

Read more at https://www.clicweb.org/about-clic/who-we-are/

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.

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

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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

LISWire - Mon, 12/07/2020 - 12:54

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 88,000 plus holdings from Polaris and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Aspen Discovery interface can be viewed at: https://discovery.benbrooklibrary.org/

Aspen Team Member, Addie Van Salisbury, commented on the implementation,"Benbrook Public Library is doing great things with Aspen Discovery to ensure their patrons are informed of their exciting resources and are easily accessible through Aspen. They are spotlighting things like their Library of Things right on their landing page!”

About Benbrook Public Library

The Benbrook Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the Benbrook city boundaries, as well as non-residents. In addition to offering access to a vast array of reading, listening, and viewing material, they also deliver a wealth of helpful and enriching services to our patrons. Whether you’d like to surf the Web, do some research with our databases, receive computer instruction, participate in a book club, enjoy storytime, or just lounge in our reading area with a good book, they’ve got something for you.

Read more at https://benbrooklibrary.org/about-us-3521.

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 Aspen Discovery

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

About 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.

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: For ProfitTags: kohakoha ILSopen sourceaspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layerTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Libraries Turn to NoveList®’s LibraryAware™ to Communicate with Patrons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

LISWire - Mon, 12/07/2020 - 12:02

Libraries Turn to NoveList®’s LibraryAware™ to Communicate with Patrons During the COVID-19 Pandemic
~ Libraries Globally Add LibraryAware’s Marketing Resources ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — December 7, 2020 — LibraryAware™, from NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), is becoming a must-have marketing tool given the unique needs of libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic. These unique needs have led to unprecedented interest in LibraryAware as library staff are leveraging its 10,000+ ready-to-use templates, allowing staff to communicate with patrons and increase awareness of virtual programming, reopening, pick up plans, changes in hours, and more.

Library closings, reduced hours and limited in-person patron allowances are changing the way library staff operate and promote their resources to patrons. The pandemic has made it even more important for libraries to reach diverse members of their community with different strategies to emphasize ways the library can help. Because the library community is everywhere (online, getting curbside pick-up, visiting the library in person), libraries need their marketing to be everywhere — including emails, social media, newsletters, signage and more.

LibraryAware offers materials and ready-to-go templates available for channels important to libraries like social media, email, print, digital signage, NoveList Select and checkout stations. The LibraryAware team at NoveList is constantly creating new campaigns, initiatives and resources so that they can help libraries address the issues they are confronting during the pandemic. Some of these initiatives include reopening campaigns, reading campaigns, story time promotion, and digital resource awareness. Sarah Hart Coatsworth, Chatham-Kent Public Library’s Manager of Marketing Outreach and Programs says “LibraryAware’s templates made a tricky situation a little more manageable — there were several templates prepared for new things libraries were doing during the pandemic like curbside service (with corresponding graphics) and practical pieces like signage including COVID-19 precautions.”

LibraryAware combines its promotion and marketing tools with NoveList’s book expertise by creating templates, emails, and book widgets that enable virtual browsing. These resources make it easier to tell patrons about the resources and services available at their local library while relieving the pressure of creating marketing materials from library staff who are stretched thin during the pandemic.

Melissa Andrews, Collection Development Manager at Boston Public Library, says that when the Boston Public Library needed a new way to provide readers’ advisory virtually, they turned to the NextReads newsletters that are part of LibraryAware. She says they make it easy for libraries to send book recommendations on more than 20 topics and genres directly to patrons’ inboxes. “I have always wanted to offer booklist newsletters but COVID accelerated those plans. Most of our readers’ advisory was based around browsing in person, so we needed new ways to deliver those services, and the NextReads newsletters was an easy way to do that.”

Danielle Borasky, Vice President of NoveList, says LibraryAware was designed to work alongside libraries and help them with that essential business of raising awareness and that mission is even more important during COVID-19. “The pandemic has increased the importance of digital marketing for libraries and highlighted how essential increasing community awareness and engagement is to ensure the future success of libraries. It’s been amazing to see how creative libraries have been as they use LibraryAware to showcase their digital resources, promote their collections and engage their readers. Being a part of keeping libraries at the center of their community is something I’m proud we’re able to do.”

In 2006, NoveList launched NextReads, a subscription-based email readers' advisory service for libraries and their patrons. To offer librarians more tools and resources for marketing library services, NoveList created LibraryAware, which incorporated the NextReads newsletters. Today, LibraryAware is used by thousands of libraries to keep patrons informed and engaged with ready-to-use templates for email, social media, newsletters, and more.

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:
Celia Zampitella
Senior Communications Coordinator
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Public LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCONoveListLibraryAwareLibraryMarketingCOVID-19

Institutional Digital Subscriptions To British Museum Magazine Now Available

LISWire - Mon, 12/07/2020 - 07:57

The British Museum has partnered with archiving experts Exact Editions to offer cutting-edge digital subscriptions to their membership magazine to institutions around the world. The expansive archive, which currently stretches back to 2006 and will be completed in early 2021, allows museum students and professionals alike to access a treasure trove of in-depth editorial content at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android devices.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world, exhibiting two million years of human history and culture. Published three times a year, the pages of membership title British Museum Magazine include striking visuals alongside museum and exhibition insights, research news and historical features.

Subscribing institutions will benefit from both seamless IP access on site and intuitive remote access options that facilitate access from any location. The archive also boasts an advanced search function that cements its status as a vital research tool.

British Museum Magazine is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/british-museum-magazine

Membership Manager Claire Byfield commented: “The collection of archived issues has really been brought to life in this new digital format; the comprehensive search tool in particular will prove incredibly useful for those who work in or have a passion for the museum industry.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “We’re delighted to be working with the British Museum on this new venture. Entering the digital institutional market will not only introduce the magazine as a teaching tool internationally, but also spread the Museum’s news and research across the globe.”

About British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the world’s first national public museum. Its collections focus on human history and culture and include over seven million objects. Enlightenment ideals and values – critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance – have marked the Museum since its foundation.

The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.

About Exact Editions:

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

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Equinox migrates Neosho-Newton County Library to Missouri Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Fri, 12/04/2020 - 16:46
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Duluth, Ga., December 3, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Neosho-Newton County Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

Neosho-Newton County Library’s move will support 19,152 patrons and encompass a total of 65,791 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. Evergreen training was also provided by Equinox.

“We are excited about the increase in our circulation and the opportunity to share our resources with so many other libraries in the state of Missouri,” says Carrie Cline, director of the Neosho-Newton County Library. “Our patrons are catching on, and we are seeing more and more borrowing and lending.”

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. The consortium is 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.

“While Neosho-Newton was reopening to the public, they were simultaneously preparing for and accomplishing their migration to Missouri Evergreen,” said Erica Rohfls, senior implementation project manager at Equinox. “The staff kept their patrons informed of the changes during their migration in addition to their librarians diving right into participating in the overall Evergreen Community. We are proud to welcome them to Evergreen and the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.”

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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Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTechnologies: Open Source

Choice Awards Six Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2020

LISWire - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 05:02

Choice Awards Six Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2020

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 3 December 2020

Brill is proud to announce that six Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2020 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 531 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Our sincere congratulations to the authors and editors of Brill’s winning titles, of which the introductions are freely accessible:

A Companion to Medieval Ethiopia and Eritrea
Edited by Samantha Kelly

Brill's Companion to Sieges in the Ancient Mediterranean
Edited by Jeremy Armstrong and Matthew Trundle

Hellenistic Astronomy. The Science in Its Contexts
Edited by Alan C. Bowen and Francesca Rochberg

Muslims at the Margins of Europe. Finland, Greece, Ireland and Portugal
Edited by Tuomas Martikainen, José Mapril, and Adil Hussain Khan

Negotiating Space in Latin America
Edited by Patricia Vilches

Guy Debord, the Situationist International, and the Revolutionary Spirit
James Trier

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Questions about these or other Brill titles? Please contact us at [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/270/choice-awards-six-brill-publications-as-o...

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Nashville Public Library

LISWire - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 17:57

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Discovery Open Source system for Nashville Public Library in Tennessee!

Nashville Public Library facilitates the partnership with the Metro Nashville Public Schools. You can view their customized public catalog and school catalog through the links below.

Nashville Public Library https://catalog.library.nashville.org/
Metro Nashville Public Schools https://school.library.nashville.org/

Addie Van Salisbury, Process Polymath, for Aspen Discovery at ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration. "Nashville is a great partner for Aspen Discovery because they love to be involved in every step! Members of the Nashville team have added code in the ASpen Discovery manual, tested future development, and worked with community members to make aspen an amazing open-source discovery."

About Nashville Public Library
The mission of Nashville Public Library is to inspire reading, advance learning, and connect their community.

Read more at https://library.nashville.org/about

Ed Brown, Public Information Representative, from Nashville Public Library recently commented on the migration. "We’re very excited for our users to discover all that our upgraded catalog, powered by Aspen, has to offer. More search customization options, the ability to freeze holds, and better language interfaces are just a few of the features that stand out. We love the improvements that Aspen has brought to our online catalog, and we’re confident that our library customers will love them, too."

About Metro Nashville Public Schools
The mission of Metro Nashville Public Schools is to deliver a great public education to every student, every day.

Read more at https://www.mnps.org/about-mnps

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

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

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

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenaspen discoveryopen sourceOPACDiscoveryDiscovery layerTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Shandong University Joins the Ranks of Prestigious Universities in China to Acquire Gale Scholar

LISWire - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:58

Students and Faculty Gain Access to the World’s Largest Selection of Rare and Unique Primary Sources

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and SHANDONG, China – December 2, 2020 – Shandong University is the latest university in China to acquire Gale Scholar, from Gale, a Cengage company, empowering its researchers to make fresh discoveries through digital access to millions of pages from Gale Primary Sources. Gale Scholar offers institutions access to core collections in Gale Primary Sources totaling more than 170 million digitized pages from the vaults of world renowned libraries, covering over 500 years of international history.

Shandong University is one of the highest ranking universities in China, and one of the first members of Project 211 and Project 985, two state projects to support the development of the country’s best universities.

“Since its founding nearly 120 years ago, Shandong University has attached great importance to the research and study of western culture,” said Director Zhao Xingshen of Shandong University Library. “Gale’s primary sources gathered from many world-renowned institutions in Europe and America can support many disciplines with their wealth of content. Introducing these academic resources into our teaching and research activities will continue Shandong University’s academic tradition of disseminating its humanities and social sciences research to the world. Consequently, Gale Scholar is destined to have a positive and far-reaching impact. We are very pleased to join the community of Gale Scholar institutions in China and look forward to further collaboration with Gale.”

The Gale Scholar program enables Shandong University to enhance its current holdings with Gale Primary Sources, which have been core to the collection-building strategies of institutions in North America and Europe for many years. By granting immediate access to these collections, the Gale Scholar program supports the university’s mission to grow its research output, improve student outcomes and attract the best and brightest in their fields – both at the researcher and postgraduate levels.

“We’re delighted to welcome Shandong University to the Gale Scholar program,” said Terry Robinson, senior vice president and managing director of Gale International. “The university library’s decision to invest in the program reflects its ongoing commitment to foster world-leading research, while strengthening its position as a regional hub of learning.”

Gale Scholar provides Shandong University researchers with access to curated digital collections of books, maps, photographs, newspapers, periodicals and manuscripts from some of the world’s well-known libraries like: the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the British Library.

Acclaimed Gale Primary Sources series in the university’s program include:

• Eighteenth Century Collections Online
• Nineteenth Century Collections Online
• The Making of the Modern World
• The Making of the Modern Law

The richness of this content is harnessed by powerful search technology that empowers researchers and students to discover new research connections through a single search environment. A newly launched Gale Scholar landing page in both English and Chinese further streamlines the researchers’ workflow, acting as a starting point into searching the collections. From the landing page, users can also access the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a digital humanities tool which allows researchers the ability to text and data mine their Gale Primary Sources content. With access to world-class research materials and a tool to analyze those materials, Gale Scholar serves as Shandong University’s gateway to the digital humanities.

For more information, visit the Gale Scholar webpage: https://bit.ly/3qvC894.

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/intl.

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Gale ScholarGale Primary ResourcesGale Digital Collections

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
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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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