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Schreiner University goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:21

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Schreiner University of Kerrville, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 108,000 plus holdings from the Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://schreiner.bywatersolutions.com/.

About the Logan Library Schreiner University
The William M. Logan Library supports undergraduate to graduate-level teaching and learning by developing student-focused resources, services, and environments that support all disciplines of study and life-long educational development.

Read more at http://library.schreiner.edu/about

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

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

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

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

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

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Equinox Welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director

LISWire - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:06

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

Equinox was founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. In 2016 it became a non-profit with a mission to advance open source technologies through on-going involvement in the open source community. As part of furthering its non-profit mission, Equinox is pleased to welcome Lisa Carlucci.

Lisa Carlucci brings to Equinox two decades of library, technology, and management experience, including managing library systems and services and leading the development of innovative information and educational technologies. Carlucci is currently the Executive Director at Library Connection, Inc., in Windsor, Connecticut, and was previously the Director of Dissemination and Implementation at the Center for Social Innovation (C4 Innovations) in Needham, Massachusetts. She was also a librarian and project manager at Yale University, library systems administrator at Southern Connecticut State University, and training and curriculum developer at OCLC. She is the founder of Design Think Do consulting and a speaker and writer on library innovation. A graduate of Syracuse University, Carlucci was recognized by Library Journal as a “Mover and Shaker” and was named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association.

“I am excited to join the Equinox team and work together to expand the reach of sustainable open source solutions,” said Lisa Carlucci. “Equinox Open Library Initiative is committed to advancing innovation and empowering all libraries to meet the evolving needs of their communities. I look forward to bringing my energy, experience, and enthusiasm to this important work.”

To learn more about Equinox Open Library Initiative as well as our ongoing collaborations with libraries and the open source community please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTags: Open Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.non profitTechnologies: Open Source

Equinox Welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director

LISWire - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:06

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

Equinox was founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. In 2016 it became a non-profit with a mission to advance open source technologies through on-going involvement in the open source community. As part of furthering its non-profit mission, Equinox is pleased to welcome Lisa Carlucci.

Lisa Carlucci brings to Equinox two decades of library, technology, and management experience, including managing library systems and services and leading the development of innovative information and educational technologies. Carlucci is currently the Executive Director at Library Connection, Inc., in Windsor, Connecticut, and was previously the Director of Dissemination and Implementation at the Center for Social Innovation (C4 Innovations) in Needham, Massachusetts. She was also a librarian and project manager at Yale University, library systems administrator at Southern Connecticut State University, and training and curriculum developer at OCLC. She is the founder of Design Think Do consulting and a speaker and writer on library innovation. A graduate of Syracuse University, Carlucci was recognized by Library Journal as a “Mover and Shaker” and was named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association.

“I am excited to join the Equinox team and work together to expand the reach of sustainable open source solutions,” said Lisa Carlucci. “Equinox Open Library Initiative is committed to advancing innovation and empowering all libraries to meet the evolving needs of their communities. I look forward to bringing my energy, experience, and enthusiasm to this important work.”

To learn more about Equinox Open Library Initiative as well as our ongoing collaborations with libraries and the open source community please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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Technologies: Open SourceTags: Open Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.non profitOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Arlington Public Library

LISWire - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:39

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 Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.

You can view Arlington's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://libcat.arlingtonva.us/

Here is a recent quote from Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery:

It's been truly inspiring to work with such a dedicated team to make Aspen Discovery even more accessible for our public users. The improvements made to Aspen for this migration represents a monumental push into the development of Aspen as an Open Source product.

About Arlington Public Library
Arlington Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Read more at https://library.arlingtonva.us/about-us/

Here is a recent quote from the Arlington Library Web Team:

We are extremely excited to significantly expand the functionality of our discovery services with Aspen. Some of the new features like uploading custom covers to any record, separating physical from eContent materials when looking at checkouts and holds and improved OverDrive integration were completed before go-live, has us thrilled to be partnering with ByWater Solutions for this project.

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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layerdiscovery solutionsTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Arlington Public Library

LISWire - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:39

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 Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.

You can view Arlington's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://libcat.arlingtonva.us/

Here is a recent quote from Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery:

It's been truly inspiring to work with such a dedicated team to make Aspen Discovery even more accessible for our public users. The improvements made to Aspen for this migration represents a monumental push into the development of Aspen as an Open Source product.

About Arlington Public Library
Arlington Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Read more at https://library.arlingtonva.us/about-us/

Here is a recent quote from the Arlington Library Web Team:

We are extremely excited to significantly expand the functionality of our discovery services with Aspen. Some of the new features like uploading custom covers to any record, separating physical from eContent materials when looking at checkouts and holds and improved OverDrive integration were completed before go-live, has us thrilled to be partnering with ByWater Solutions for this project.

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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: aspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layerdiscovery solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Hollis Social Library Goes Live with ByWater Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Hollis Social Library, Hollis, New Hampshire is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from TLC Library. Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://hollisnh.bywatersolutions.com/.

About Hollis Social Library
The Mission of the Hollis Social Library is to connect patrons with informational, cultural, and recreational resources to enrich life, promote literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity, support lifelong learning, and stimulate the imagination.

Read more at https://www.hollislibrary.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 first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

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

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

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

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

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

Hollis Social Library Goes Live with ByWater Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Hollis Social Library, Hollis, New Hampshire is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from TLC Library. Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://hollisnh.bywatersolutions.com/.

About Hollis Social Library
The Mission of the Hollis Social Library is to connect patrons with informational, cultural, and recreational resources to enrich life, promote literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity, support lifelong learning, and stimulate the imagination.

Read more at https://www.hollislibrary.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 first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

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

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

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

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

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale Unveils Fourth Installment of Archives of Sexuality and Gender Series

LISWire - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:22

Primary Source Collection Explores the Untold Stories of Southern African and Australian LGBTQ History and Culture

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 17, 2020 – In collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the fourth installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality and Gender series. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, a part of Gale Primary Sources, explores the untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture, with a focus on southern Africa and Australia throughout the 20th century (1820-2016). This never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first three archives, providing researchers and scholars access to thousands of rare and unique resources that offer historical perspectives into the populations and regions of the world that have been underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive: http://bit.ly/3b0dULn.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture presents cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality and organizations and prominent figures in LGBTQ history in southern Africa and Australia. Additionally, it presents documentation of grassroots activism, the papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, and lesbian culture internationally. Researchers and scholars will gain key insights into the oppression, struggles and triumphs of southern African and Australian LGBTQ individuals and groups as well as international lesbian activism and herstory.

View a video on the value and uniqueness of the new archive: http://bit.ly/3d37U6F.

“Gale is committed to publishing collections that support the study and inclusion of diverse and minority voices,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “Offering new perspectives on sexuality and gender studies while making certain LGBTQ history is not erased from the historical record supports initiatives to decolonize the curriculum and are key goals of the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Gale is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to preserving cultural memory.”

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture features three unique collections that highlight the struggle for equality, document social activism and detail the development of LGBTQ culture and society:

• Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA): a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) culture and education in southern Africa. It was founded to address the erasure of LGBTQ experiences from official archives, histories and other spaces in South Africa. Collections feature:

• Papers of Simon Tseko Nkoli: a prominent anti-apartheid, gay and lesbian rights, and HIV/AIDS activist.

• Papers of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG): a nonprofit LGBTIQ advocacy organization offering counseling and health services and raising awareness against persecution.

• Exit Newspaper: South Africa’s longest-running monthly LGBTIQ publication.

• Papers of LEGATRA: The Lesbians, Gays and Transgender Persons Association (LEGATRA) was established in 1997 as an alliance for the defense of lesbians, gays and transgender persons’ basic human rights in Zambia. Due to institutional harassment, LEGATRA was short lived, with most members fleeing Zambia’s borders.

• Papers of Joy Wellbeloved: prominent transgender activist involved with the Phoenix Society, an organization for white men who dressed in women’s clothing.

• Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA): Australia’s only community group that collects, preserves and makes LGBTIQ material from across the country readily accessible. The ALGA periodicals collection represents the history of the early gay liberation movement in Australia from the 1970s to the 2010s. The ALGA and Gale have partnered to digitize more than 150 titles from the collection, with particular strengths in 1970s to 1980s activism, cultural and social history, community newsletters, support groups, the arts and entertainment and the AIDS crisis.

All six Australian states are represented in the collection, offering LGBTIQ history across the continent. Titles include:

• National level: OutRage and Gayzette.

• State level: CAMP NSW Newsletter and Speaking Volumes (Adelaide).

• Metropolitan centers: Capital Q (Sydney) and Now in Melbourne.

• Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA): gathers and preserves records of lesbian lives and activities. The collection includes nearly 130,000 pages of manuscripts and ephemera from two collections:

• Organization Files: content from more than 1,600 groups that focus on lesbian issues and women’s/feminist groups with a lesbian focus or participation.

• Geographic Files: local “lesbian/gay maps,” event flyers, bar listings, newspaper clippings and local newsletters gathered from around the world, covering Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender series is available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, enabling cross-archival searching to help users make new connections across topics. For those looking to explore even deeper insights, the series is also available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. This allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

This fourth installment offers:

• access to more than 450,000 pages of rare content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sexuality and gender in southern Africa and Australia.

• untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture in southern Africa and Australia, regions generally underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender.

• coverage of organizations involved in lesbian rights in the 20th century, as well as lesbian ephemera from each of the states in the U.S. and countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

• cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program is complementary to Gale’s Dartmouth Medal winning, Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality, LGBTQ history, and gender studies.

To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture webpage: http://bit.ly/3d127hM.

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

Follow Gale on:
Twitter - @galecengage
Gale blog - http://blog.gale.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Cengage Learning. Gale Digital CollectionsGaleGale Primary Resources

Gale Unveils Fourth Installment of Archives of Sexuality and Gender Series

LISWire - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:22

Primary Source Collection Explores the Untold Stories of Southern African and Australian LGBTQ History and Culture

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 17, 2020 – In collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the fourth installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality and Gender series. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, a part of Gale Primary Sources, explores the untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture, with a focus on southern Africa and Australia throughout the 20th century (1820-2016). This never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first three archives, providing researchers and scholars access to thousands of rare and unique resources that offer historical perspectives into the populations and regions of the world that have been underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive: http://bit.ly/3b0dULn.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture presents cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality and organizations and prominent figures in LGBTQ history in southern Africa and Australia. Additionally, it presents documentation of grassroots activism, the papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, and lesbian culture internationally. Researchers and scholars will gain key insights into the oppression, struggles and triumphs of southern African and Australian LGBTQ individuals and groups as well as international lesbian activism and herstory.

View a video on the value and uniqueness of the new archive: http://bit.ly/3d37U6F.

“Gale is committed to publishing collections that support the study and inclusion of diverse and minority voices,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “Offering new perspectives on sexuality and gender studies while making certain LGBTQ history is not erased from the historical record supports initiatives to decolonize the curriculum and are key goals of the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Gale is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to preserving cultural memory.”

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture features three unique collections that highlight the struggle for equality, document social activism and detail the development of LGBTQ culture and society:

• Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA): a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) culture and education in southern Africa. It was founded to address the erasure of LGBTQ experiences from official archives, histories and other spaces in South Africa. Collections feature:

• Papers of Simon Tseko Nkoli: a prominent anti-apartheid, gay and lesbian rights, and HIV/AIDS activist.

• Papers of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG): a nonprofit LGBTIQ advocacy organization offering counseling and health services and raising awareness against persecution.

• Exit Newspaper: South Africa’s longest-running monthly LGBTIQ publication.

• Papers of LEGATRA: The Lesbians, Gays and Transgender Persons Association (LEGATRA) was established in 1997 as an alliance for the defense of lesbians, gays and transgender persons’ basic human rights in Zambia. Due to institutional harassment, LEGATRA was short lived, with most members fleeing Zambia’s borders.

• Papers of Joy Wellbeloved: prominent transgender activist involved with the Phoenix Society, an organization for white men who dressed in women’s clothing.

• Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA): Australia’s only community group that collects, preserves and makes LGBTIQ material from across the country readily accessible. The ALGA periodicals collection represents the history of the early gay liberation movement in Australia from the 1970s to the 2010s. The ALGA and Gale have partnered to digitize more than 150 titles from the collection, with particular strengths in 1970s to 1980s activism, cultural and social history, community newsletters, support groups, the arts and entertainment and the AIDS crisis.

All six Australian states are represented in the collection, offering LGBTIQ history across the continent. Titles include:

• National level: OutRage and Gayzette.

• State level: CAMP NSW Newsletter and Speaking Volumes (Adelaide).

• Metropolitan centers: Capital Q (Sydney) and Now in Melbourne.

• Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA): gathers and preserves records of lesbian lives and activities. The collection includes nearly 130,000 pages of manuscripts and ephemera from two collections:

• Organization Files: content from more than 1,600 groups that focus on lesbian issues and women’s/feminist groups with a lesbian focus or participation.

• Geographic Files: local “lesbian/gay maps,” event flyers, bar listings, newspaper clippings and local newsletters gathered from around the world, covering Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender series is available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, enabling cross-archival searching to help users make new connections across topics. For those looking to explore even deeper insights, the series is also available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. This allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

This fourth installment offers:

• access to more than 450,000 pages of rare content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sexuality and gender in southern Africa and Australia.

• untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture in southern Africa and Australia, regions generally underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender.

• coverage of organizations involved in lesbian rights in the 20th century, as well as lesbian ephemera from each of the states in the U.S. and countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

• cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program is complementary to Gale’s Dartmouth Medal winning, Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality, LGBTQ history, and gender studies.

To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture webpage: http://bit.ly/3d127hM.

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

Follow Gale on:
Twitter - @galecengage
Gale blog - http://blog.gale.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

Tags: Cengage Learning. Gale Digital CollectionsGaleGale Primary ResourcesOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

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