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Equinox migrates Nazareth

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:36

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DULUTH, Ga., May 23, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

Nazareth brings an additional 55,000 bibliographic records and 19,000 patrons into the growing SPARK consortium. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Nazareth is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

The library’s Executive Director, Holly Bennett, had this to say, “The decision to migrate the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to the SPARK consortium was based on three elements. First, our staff recognized the robust search and workflow capabilities of the Evergreen platform. Second, it was apparent that the technology behind the Evergreen system would provide the opportunity to evolve into a premiere library with possibilities to improve our daily tasks and service offerings. Finally, the support and dedication of the SPARK consortium reassured the Nazareth Library Staff that this change will help us better serve our patrons.

The Equinox and SPARK migration team provided top-notch, professional guidance through our transition and training. Our staff is very grateful for their continued support and look forward to the professional camaraderie with the other members of the SPARK community.”

Grace Dunbar, Vice President of Equinox, said, “It is a pleasure to provide the services necessary to allow our Evergreen customer’s consortia to grow and flourish. We look forward to a long partnership with Nazareth and the entire PaILS SPARK consortium.”

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

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

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen. EquinoxconsortiumOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

In this post-truth world, can we still rely on archives to tell the truth?

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:21

Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Silence of the Archive by David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson

In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of facts and the hope of future generations for uncovering ‘what actually happened’. The reality is, however, that for all sorts of reasons the record may not have been preserved or survived in the archive. In fact, the record may never have even existed – its creation being as imagined as is its contents. And even if it does exist, it may be silent on the salient facts, or it may obfuscate, mislead or flat out lie.

The Silence of the Archive, written by three expert and knowledgeable archivists, with a foreword by Anne J. Gilliland, draws attention to the many limitations of archives and the inevitability of their having parameters.

Co-author David Thomas said, "In The Silence of the Archive, we explore the question of whether archives are all that they seem. Are there silences, omissions and falsehoods which undermine their truth claims? Are their holdings, as some of us were taught, the unselfconscious products of administrative processes, or are they the products of powers relations? Is there a democratic deficit in archives?"

The book, part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series, will make compelling reading for professional archivists, records managers and records creators, postgraduate and undergraduate students of history, archives, librarianship and information studies, as well as academics and other users of archives.

About the authors:

David Thomas is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. Previously, he worked at The National Archives where he was Director of Technology and was responsible for digital preservation and for providing access to digital material.

Simon Fowler is an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Dundee where he teaches a course on military archives. Previously he worked at The National Archives for nearly thirty years.

Dr Valerie Johnson is Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives. She has worked as an archivist and a historian in the academic, corporate and public sectors.

Contributors:

Anne J Gilliland is Professor, Department of Information Studies, Director, Center for Information as Evidence, University of California, USA.

​The series editor: Geoffrey Yeo is honorary researcher in archives and records management at University College London (UCL), London.

About the book:

The Silence of the Archive | May 2017 | 224pp
Paperback: 9781783301553 | Hardback: 9781783301560 | eBook: 9781783301577
http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301553

About the series:

http://facetpublishing.co.uk/category.php?category_code=607&series=y

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireTags: archivesArchival Turnarchival sciencepost-truthIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

EBSCO Information Services Introduces Accel5™

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:39

~ New Micro-Learning Solution Helps Busy Professionals Sharpen Soft Skills in Five Minutes or Less ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 22, 2017 — Accel5™, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

Accel5 provides concise, actionable content to enable employees to develop critical soft skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, innovation, managing change and many more. Content is designed to be consumed in five minutes or less, making Accel5 ideal for busy professionals at all career levels—from millennials to seasoned executives.

Accel5 uniquely enables employees to learn from the best of the best in three different formats: videos, book summaries and articles. Brand new videos feature thought leaders such as Dan Pink, Liz Wiseman, Marshall Goldsmith and Tim Sanders. Books from top authors and publishers, including Harvard Business Review Press, are summarized in audio and text with a focus on key takeaways. Articles from key business magazines provide important insights. Concepts and ideas are diverse and actionable so employees can put learnings into practice immediately. Fresh content is added daily to support continuous, self-directed learning.

EBSCO Corporate Solutions Vice President of Product Management Tad Goltra says Accel5 provides time-pressed professionals the ability to learn on their own schedule. “Employees are busier than ever, but skills development is still critical. We created Accel5 to enable employees to learn in short bursts, whether waiting for a train, during lunch or between meetings. Not everyone has time for e-learning courses, but most of us can find five minutes to watch a best practices video or read or listen to a book summary.”

Accel5 is accessible via a modern, fully mobile responsive interface that gives users seamless access to content anytime, anywhere, on any device. Accel5 is easily integrated into a company’s existing Learning Management System, SharePoint or other platform, and can be customized to meet a company’s learning priorities and branding requirements.

For more information about Accel5, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/corporations/accel5

About EBSCO Corporate Solutions
EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services, provides premium information and tools to help employees advance their research and grow professionally. Our Corporate Learning products include Accel5™ which provides best practices to facilitate soft skills development. Our business research and R&D products include Business Source® Corporate Plus a comprehensive collection of full-text business magazines and journals, research reports, news sources and company information. We also offer EBSCO Discovery Service™, an enterprise research platform that provides a single search of the world’s largest collection of premium business and STM content, as well as e-books, e-journals, e-packages and subscription management services.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Equinox adds Haslet

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:45

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DULUTH, Ga., May 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Haslet Public Library to Evergreen within the North Texas Library Consortium.

Haslet joins the North Richland Hills Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and eleven other libraries on a shared Evergreen system. Equinox performed the migration services, including bibliographic data extraction, policy configuration, and project management. The addition of Haslet brings nearly 20,000 more bibliographic records into the consortium, allowing patrons at all libraries to benefit from expanded choices.

Barbara Thompson, Director of Haslet Public Library, was quoted as saying, “Haslet is excited to offer the opportunities that being in the North Texas Library Consortium presents. The migration has been a smooth process with great support from Equinox and the consortium.”

Equinox Project Manager, Erica Rohlfs, had this to say about the project, “It was exciting to be a part of Haslet’s migration and to witness NTLC’s continued growth. The Haslet staff, along with Geoff Sams [Library Manager, Roanoke Public Library], worked hard to make this a successful migration.”

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

About Evergreen Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 2000 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see ​http://evergreen-ils.org​.

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen. EquinoxEvergreen ILSOpen Source ILSconsortiumintegrated library systemsOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill releases 21 Books in Open Access via Knowledge Unlatched

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:41

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 18 May 2017

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, releases another 21 books in Open Access via library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

Knowledge Unlatched brings academic libraries and publishers together to create a sustainable route for Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

The recently unlatched collection with over 300 titles includes 21 Brill books in fields such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Classics, and Religious Studies. There’s no extra charge for authors for their Open Access titles to be included in KU. All titles are available with a CC BY-NC license on OAPEN, the HathiTrust, as well as Brill’s own Books and Journals platform to guarantee the widest possible electronic distribution. On the Brill platform, individual customers may acquire a MyCopy paperback version of each Open Access title for just 25 Euro / 25 USD.

With the 21 books funded through Knowledge Unlatched Brill’s Open Access book program is growing to more than 220 titles, making Brill one of the most successful Open Access book publishers in the Humanities. Services to authors include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production to highest standards, print publication, compliance support, marketing and distribution. For more information on Brill Open please visit www.brill.com/brillopen.

Knowledge Unlatched has recently started to collect funding for the 2017 collection. Brill is participating again with several books as well as three journals.

For questions about this media alert please contact Jasmin Lange, Director Business Development at Brill (+31 (0)71-53 53 428 or [email protected]).

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

About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched is an Open Access cooperative funding Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded by Frances Pinter in 2012, the initiative has so far unlatched nearly 500 titles and just launched its fourth round, KU Select 2017 with 364 titles.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-releases-21-books-open-access-knowledge-...

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The Salinas Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:20

5/16/2017

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

The Salinas Public Library goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Salinas Public Library, of Salinas, CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 190,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to the system's three branches; The John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez and El Gabilan Libraries.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://salinas.bywatersolutions.com/

Nathan Curulla, ByWater's CRO and Co-Owner commented on the library's decision to move to ByWater support:

"One of the greatest benefits to adopting an open source solution such as Koha is its freedom from vendor lock in. With Koha, vendors compete for a library's business based on service, and libraries have the choice of over 40 vendors to provide support for this one product. We are thrilled that the services ByWater provides line up with the needs and wants of the Salinas Public Library and we look forward to a long and productive partnership with them!"

About the Salinas Public Library:
The Salinas Public Library houses over 190,000 volumes in English and Spanish and serves a population of over 150,000. The Library provides free Internet access and is well known for its innovative youth programming such as poetry slams. The Library celebrated its centennial in September 2009. The Library's Mission is to encourage reading, the appreciation of books, and to provide materials and services to help members of the community meet their personal, informational, educational, and cultural needs. For more information please visit: http://www.salinaspubliclibrary.org

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

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

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

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

EBSCO Information Services Certified Under Privacy Shield Framework

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:51

~ Privacy Shield Framework Is a Mechanism for Companies in the United States
to Comply with European Union Data Protection Requirements ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 16, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework replaces the earlier U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework that was invalidated in October of 2015. It is intended to provide a reliable mechanism for companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. while retaining adequate protections and safeguards and providing transparency related to the information collected. It also builds in accountability for data transfers and mechanisms for dispute resolution.

By participating in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, EBSCO certified that it adheres to the framework’s principles, as set out by the US Department of Commerce, in the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United States.

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Sales, United Kingdom and Nordics, Gareth Smith says the certification show EBSCO’s commitment to privacy and compliance with current EU data protection rules and regulations. “Certifying to the Privacy Shield Framework signals to our customers that we are dedicated to complying with data protection standards. As a global company, it is important to take privacy seriously and secure the data we manage.”

The certification Privacy Shield Framework covers EBSCO Information Services’ parent company, EBSCO Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, EBSCO Publishing, Inc. dba EBSCO Information Services, DynaMed, LLC and Yankee Book Peddler, Inc. dba GOBI Library Solutions. More detail about EBSCO’s privacy practices, including our compliance with the Privacy Shield Framework, can be found in EBSCO’s privacy policies available at ebsco.com.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesPrivacy ShieldprivacyTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Software Selection Made Easier

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:19

Problems Finding Software?

It is fairly easy to find a general purpose software package. But what do you do when you need software to perform a highly specific task? “Computer Software Evaluation: Balancing User’s Needs & Wants” by Dale Carpenter tells you how to determine your specific ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ and how to compare multiple software packages.

“What Library function or functions would provide the greatest return to you and your department?” This is how Dale Carpenter started interviews with department managers when he was asked to select software for the company Library. Carpenter immediately focused on how to best serve his users.

After surveying department managers about their needs, the IT department about software and hardware standards, Carpenter value-ranked the needs and wants into functional requirements. Then software packages were reviewed to see if they met those requirements. Each step of this process is detailed in the book, from user surveys, value ranking spreadsheets, a line item quote example to a management project proposal.

After mentioning this project at professional meetings, Carpenter received so many requests for help he decided to write up his software selection process. Unable to find a publisher, he self-published the book which is available at www.Lulu.com, both in paper and as an e-book.

Dale Carpenter has over 30 years’ experience with computers and computer software. He has worked with everything from UNIX to the present desktop software packages. He has a Masters of Library Science Degree from SUNY Geneseo.

“Computer Software Evaluation: Balancing User’s Needs & Wants” is available at all book outlets and directly from www.Lulu.com. The print version is $18.51 and the e-book is $8.99.

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Tags: computer softwaresoftware selectionneeds analysislibrary managementOrganization Type: Non-ProfitPublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

The Payson City Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 21:15

5/9/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944

[email protected]

The Payson City Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Payson City Library, of Payson, UT. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 35,000 plus holdings from Follett and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.paysonlibrary.org/

The library is utilizing ByWater's new OPAC theme which is being rolled out to all current and future customers, and features many improved UX design elements to enable a more intuitive search and discovery interface for the library staff and patrons.

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Historic Hudson Valley goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:34

5/2/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla

(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Historic Hudson Valley goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at Historic Hudson Valley, of Pocantico Hills, NY is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 20,000 plus holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.

Historic Hudson Valley is a not-for-profit education organization that interprets and promotes historic landmarks of national significance in the Hudson Valley for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. In support of its educational mission, Historic Hudson Valley owns, restores, and preserves several sites that possess documented historical integrity, architectural distinction, superb decorative and fine arts collections, and exceptional importance of landscape and setting. These sites help Historic Hudson Valley make meaning for visitors in a variety of settings, including traditional house and landscape tours, formal educational programs for schoolchildren, popular on-site special events, and digital media

 

About the Historic Hudson Valley Library:
Historic Hudson Valley's Library collects a broad spectrum of research materials to explain the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River Valley. The Library's special collections include more than 4,000 rare books and 3,000 manuscripts, as well as maps, pamphlets, prints and microfilm. The Library's general book collection consists of more than 12,000 titles in the subject areas of early African American history, agriculture, American 18th and 19th century culture, art, architecture, biography, cooking, decorative arts, the history of science and technology, social/political history, museum studies, women, and the works of Washington Irving. For more information please visit: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/education/library

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Exercise your thinking skills to handle enquiries in any context

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:33

27/4/2017

For immediate release

Exercise your thinking skills to handle enquiries in any context

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the seventh edition of Tim Buckley Owen’s Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time.

When people want to satisfy their immediate curiosity they’re much more likely to use a search engine on their mobile device than ask their librarian. But while the days of personal intervention in this kind of enquiry are inevitably numbered, the professional skills that underpin them are not. This book uses technology as the enabler of the thought processes that information professionals need to engage in when answering enquiries, and makes the case that new technology, far from making them irrelevant, raises the skill stakes for all.

Now in its seventh edition, the book is fully updated to cover new skills, such as employing critical thinking to manipulate, categorise and prioritise raw search results; using strategic reading and abstracting techniques to identify and summarise the essential information the enquirer needs from the retrieved documents; drawing on established story-telling practice to present research results effectively and working to the POWER model: plan, organise, write, edit, review.

Tim Buckley Owen said, “I’m delighted that generations of information professionals continue to find this book useful, amid the seismic changes that have taken place in library and information services since the first edition published in 1996. A lot of that must be because the book has never been technology-led. We now use the same tools as our users – so our job is to use those tools much more efficiently.”

Tim Buckley Owen BA DipLib MCLIP is an independent writer and trainer with over 40 years' experience of information work - at Westminster Central Reference Library, the City Business Library, and as Principal Information Officer at the London Research Centre. He has also held strategic media and communications posts at CILIP, the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council and the Library & Information Commission.

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

Notes:

Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301935.jpg?L=0O149312...

Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time, 7th edition | Apr 2017 | 192pp | paperback: 9781783301935 | £49.95 | hardback: 9781783301942 | £99.95 | eBook: 9781783302154

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

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The Camden County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:01

4/25/2017

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

The Camden County Library System goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Camden County Library System, of Voorhees, NJ, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library system's eight public libraries, one community college library, and 450,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library system circulates over 1 million items per year to their user base of roughly 323,000. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://camden.bywatersolutions.com/

Jane Leven, Head of IT at the library system, commented on their decision to move to Koha with ByWater:

"Switching from proprietary to open source software was a great decision for us. We have so much more flexibility and control over our own data, and with the money we saved, we were able to invest in catalog enhancements and some other new services. Migrating to Koha has allowed us to provide a superior experience for both staff and patrons."

About the Camden County Library System:
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission. For more information please visit: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Health, Dartmouth and Option Grid™ Collaborative Founders Join Forces to Improve Patient Engagement and Evidence-based Shared Decision Making

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:17

~ Providers of DynaMed Plus® and Option Grid™ Decision Aids Come Together to Create the Future of Well-Informed Patient/Doctor Discussions for Choosing Healthcare Options ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 19, 2017 — EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus®, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.

Shared decision making is becoming an essential part of the patient-doctor relationship and an emerging focus in health care. The National Learning Consortium of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says shared decision making is important in situations where “there is no single ‘right’ health care decision.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of HHS sees shared decision making as a way to provide consistent, evidence-based information to patients and “increase knowledge, improve risk estimates, increase patient’s involvement in decisions, and help clarify treatment preferences.”

Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences and values, and arrive at informed decisions. State and national efforts to require and incentivize shared decision making are underway, including legislative changes in Washington State that afford enhanced legal protection to physicians who use evidence-based decision aids, requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the use of evidence-based decision aids to be eligible for payment for certain procedures, and the availability of funding opportunities from CMS to test shared decision making models.

Option Grid decision aids are brief, easy-to-read decision aids that can be used in the clinical encounter, allowing patients and their doctors to compare healthcare options based on high-quality, evidence-based answers to patients’ commonly asked questions. Research shows Option Grid decision aids increase patient knowledge and shared decision making without increasing the length of a clinical visit.

Since 2012, TDI has operated the Option Grid Collaborative — a network of researchers, practitioners and other individuals who have developed and disseminated Option Grid decision aids. The Option Grid Collaborative was founded by Glyn Elwyn, MD PhD, and Marie-Anne Durand, PhD, CPsychol, professors at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, who are key opinion leaders in the field of shared decision making, having published international research and served on national advisory committees in United States and the United Kingdom.

Dr. Elwyn notes that, as the demand for shared decision making resources increased, the Option Grid Collaborative recognized that a much larger-scale operation than that conducted by the Collaborative was required to keep pace with this demand. “As we began mapping out how to expand, we realized that EBSCO Health, with its product experience and search expertise, its evidence-based expertise, and its technological savvy has the wherewithal to expand significantly the resources needed to support shared decision making.” Professors Elwyn and Durand will serve as consultants to EBSCO Health, applying their expertise to the development and dissemination by EBSCO Health of new patient decision aids. Dartmouth will serve as EBSCO Health’s “preferred academic research partner” for conducting research primarily on the Option Grid decision aids that are developed by EBSCO Health.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says as a point-of-care provider, EBSCO Health is always looking for ways to impact the clinical workflow. “We created DynaMed Plus as a reaction to the way clinicians search for information and their research expectations. This research allowed DynaMed Plus to better fit into the clinical workflow and we expect to take the same approach with shared decision making. By having resources available during a patient/doctor encounter, shared decision making is more natural and better informs treatment decisions.”

An April 4, 2017 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association titled “Prime Time for Shared Decision Making” calls for “the implementation of high-quality and achievable shared decision making,” including trustworthy decision aids that can be easily integrated into clinical practice with minimal burden. EBSCO Health believes that the new generation of EBSCO Health Option Grid decision aids will provide a considerable step forward to achieving that vision, allowing shared decision making to become a reality in the routine practice of healthcare.

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

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

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

Tags: EBSCO HealthEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCODynaMedDynaMed PlusMedical LibrarianTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

The College for Creative Studies goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 19:12

4/18/2017

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

The College for Creative Studies goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the College for Creative Studies, in Detroit, MI, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 60,000 plus holdings from Millennium and is providing ongoing Koha hosting and support services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://lib.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/

Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the College for Creative Studies and have loved working with the team in the library to mold Koha to fit the needs of this unique institution. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the College for Creative Studies and greatly appreciate their decision to move to Koha and ByWater."

About the College for Creative Studies:
The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. CCS, located in midtown Detroit, strives to provide students with the tools needed for successful careers in the dynamic and growing creative industries. CCS fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, engage their responsibilities as citizens, and learn throughout their lives. With world-class faculty and unsurpassed facilities, students learn to be visual communicators who actively use art and design toward the betterment of society. The College is a major supplier of talent to numerous industries, such as transportation, film and animation, advertising and communications, consumer electronics, athletic apparel, and many more. Its graduates are exhibiting artists and teachers, design problem solvers and innovators, as well as creative leaders in business. For more information please visit: http://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu

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

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

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

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

The workplace remains a ‘new frontier’ for those who research and think about Information Literacy

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 06:30

13/4/2017

For immediate release

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Literacy in the Workplace, edited by Marc Forster with a foreword by Jane Secker

In today’s information-driven workplace, information professionals must know when research evidence or relevant legal, business, personal or other information is required, how to find it, how to critique it and how to integrate it into their knowledge base. To fail to do so may result in defective and unethical practice which could have devastating consequences for clients or employers. There is an ethical requirement for information professionals to meet best practice standards to achieve the best outcome possible for the client. This demands highly focused and complex information searching, assessment and critiquing skills.

Using a range of new perspectives from contributors including Christine S Bruce, Annemaree Lloyd, Bonnie Cheuk, Andrew Whitworth and Stéphane Goldstein, Information Literacy in the Workplace demonstrates several aspects of IL’s presence and role in the contemporary workplace, including IL’s role in assuring competent practice, its value to employers as a return on investment, and its function as an ethical safeguard in the duty and responsibilities professionals have to clients, students and employers.

Editor, Marc Forster said, “This book includes new theories on how IL functions and manifests itself in the workplace; and new methods for developing IL in professional groups, and fostering information-literate workplaces. All of this should be of value to library and information professionals and researchers as they attempt to survey the wide and complex workplace information horizon.”

Dr Marc Forster is a librarian at the University of West London, looking after the needs of the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. His research interests include Information Literacy’s role in learning and in the performance of the professional role.

Contributors:

Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy and Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group

Christine S. Bruce, Professor, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology

Bonnie Cheuk, Executive, Euroclear

Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director, InformAll

Annemaree Lloyd, Professor, Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås

Stephen Roberts, Associate Professor, Information Management, University of West London

Elham Sayyad Abdi, Associate Lecturer, Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology

Mary M. Somerville, University Librarian for University of the Pacific Libraries in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California, USA

Andrew Whitworth, Director of Teaching and Learning Strategy, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:
Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301324.jpg?L=0O149192...

Information Literacy in the Workplace | Apr 2017 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783301324 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783301331 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783301348

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

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: ILOrganizational learningEvidence based librarianshipKnowledge creationInformation ethicsLegal informationBusiness informationMedical informationIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

Blake Austin College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:25

4/11/2017

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

Blake Austin College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at Blake Austin College, of Vacaville, CA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://catalog.blakeaustincollege.edu/

About Blake Austin College:
Blake Austin College’s vision is to provide each student a quality educational experience in a safe, environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence. Our hands-on approach supports the student from the introduction of training through the employment process. We are dedicated to providing education programs that are relevant to current employment demands.

Blake Austin College staff and faculty are challenged to administer to each individual and is receptive to each student’s needs, ability and capacity to learn. Each person on our staff supports our goals to do what is right for the right reason and to help a fellow human succeed with confidence, respect and dignity.

At Blake Austin College, our nationally accredited programs represent the real-world, real knowledge, hands-on skills and preparation for licensure for all programs. At Blake Austin College you will graduate job-ready, prepared to excel in your career. With our certificate programs you get a quality education so you can start working within your chosen career field upon graduation and licensure.

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Launches New Journal: Shii Studies Review

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:44

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 11 April 2017

International publisher Brill launches a new journal: Shii Studies Review, in collaboration with Professor Sabine Schmidtke and Dr Hassan Ansari, General Editors, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.

Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Shii thought and traditions, spanning across Brill publishing areas, such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Iran and Persian Studies, Asian Studies (Central and South Asia), Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History.

Shii Studies Review will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue will be published this April and is dedicated to Professor Hossein Modarressi in recognition of his enormous contributions to Shii Studies.

Shii Studies Review’s advisory board member Professor Etan Kohlberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) said that "with the greatly increased interest in Shiism in recent years, this new peer-reviewed journal provides a much-needed forum for informed, reliable and up-to-date studies on the history, culture, law, philosophy and literature of Shiism in its variegated forms. Led by an international editorial and advisory board, the journal takes a broad perspective on the rich traditions of Shiism within the general field of Islamic studies, and should thus be welcomed by both specialists and students."

“This new journal fits in very well with Brill’s wider publishing portfolio and with our current strategy within the Islamic Studies publishing program to embrace diverse scholarly traditions,” says Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal at Brill. “Shii Studies Review with its new accompanying book series, Shii Islam: Texts and Studies, is yet another important addition to our growing scholarly forum for research on Shiism, which also includes the Encyclopaedia Islamica and two recently added book series on Shiism.”

The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts on Shii thought and traditions, and can be reached at [email protected].

For general information about this journal, please contact Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit brill.com/SSR.

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

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

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-shii-studies-review

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Cutting through the complexity of electronic resources management

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 06:52

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Alana Verminski and Kelly Marie Blanchat’s Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management.

Electronic and digital resources are dynamic and ever-changing and there is an increasing demand for competent professionals to manage them. Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management cuts through the complexity and serves as an invaluable introduction to those entering the field as well as a ready reference guide for current practitioners.

The authors said, “Electronic resources are a reality for libraries today, yet information professionals both experienced and new to the field face a steep learning curve when keeping up with the ever-evolving world of electronic resources management. This book aims to provide hands-on tools that can be used on the job, from beginning to end of the electronic resources lifecycle. It also provides information about the current marketplace and industry practices, putting the work of libraries into context with their external partners.”

The book covers:

• the full range of purchasing options, from unbundling package subscriptions to pay per view
• evaluating both new content and current resources
• common clauses in licensing agreements and what they mean
• selecting and managing open access resources
• understanding methods of e-resources access authentication
• using a triage approach to troubleshoot electronic resources access issues
• the basic principles of usage statistics, and ways to use COUNTER reports when evaluating renewals
• tips for activating targets in a knowledge base
• marketing tools and techniques
• clear explanations of jargon, important terms, and acronyms.

Alana Verminski is the collection development librarian at the Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont.

Kelly Marie Blanchat is the electronic resources support librarian at Yale University Library.

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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Link to the cover image: Link to the cover image:http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302307.jpg

Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management | Mar 2017 | 264pp | paperback: 9781783302307 | £54.95
The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Topics: Press ReleaseTags: electronic resouceslibrary resouceslibrary vendoropen accessopen access resourcessubscriptionIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrarians

Three Brill Journals Accepted to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 05:40

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 3 April 2017

Brill is proud to inform you that three of its journals have been accepted for inclusion in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index® (Clarivate Analytics).

The three accepted journals are:
Biblical Interpretation, the journal on various aspects of critical biblical scholarship in a complex global context (brill.com/BI);
Islamic Law and Society, which discusses historical, juridical and social-scientific perspectives on Islamic law, including current legal issues and legislation (brill.com/ILS);
Oriens, dedicated to extending the knowledge of intellectual history and developments in the rationalist disciplines in Islamic civilization, with a special emphasis on philosophy, theology, and science (brill.com/ORIE).

With the addition of these journals, 111 Brill journals have been selected for coverage in Web of Science (including Emerging Sources Citation Index). Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline. Visit http://wokinfo.com/ for more information.

For more information on this media alert please contact Ove Kähler, Director Program Management & Global Distribution, at [email protected].

For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954.

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

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/three-brill-journals-accepted-arts-and-humanit...

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Brill Joins Jisc Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot in the UK

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 06:55

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 31 March 2017

International publishing house Brill has joined a UK pilot project organized by Jisc, the Digital Archival Collections group purchasing pilot, aimed at lowering the costs of purchasing digital archival collections for UK university libraries and increasing access to important resources of primary source material.

Jisc, a non-profit organization, provides digital services and solutions for higher education in the UK. By organizing a group-purchasing pilot, Jisc aims to support Higher Education institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections. The pilot leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower costs and will run from mid-March to July 2017. University libraries will be able to pledge for the collections they’re most interested in any time between March and mid-July through the Jisc Collections web site. The final cost of each resource will be calculated based on the collective number of pledges from institutions on any resources on offer by each of the participating publishers, resulting in significant savings than offered previously. Brill is one of three participating publishers.

The following Brill digital archival collections are available via the Jisc pilot:

• Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- : The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura”
• Classic Mexican Cinema Online
• Book Sales Catalogues Online
• Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists
• Codices Vossiani Latini Online
• Codices Hugeniani Online
• North China Daily News Online

For more information about this pilot, please visit https://digitisation.JiscJiscinvolve.org/wp/2017/03/07/new-group-purchas... or contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director (EMEA and South Asia) at Brill, at [email protected].

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

About Jisc
Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
We:
• Operate shared digital infrastructure and services
• negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers, and
• provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities, colleges and learning providers.
For further information, please contact [email protected].

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