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Australian Foreign Affairs Launches New Digital Archive For Individuals and Institutions

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 08:21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Schwartz Media:

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

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

About Exact Editions:

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

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

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 08:02

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notes:

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

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

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

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

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Equinox migrates Brookfield Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 13:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Three Institutions to Develop Analytics Platform

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCO Information ServicesEBSCOanalyticstechnologyReporting

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

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:26

London, 12th October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

About Exact Editions:

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

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2021

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kansas Wesleyan University Memorial Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:06

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Kansas Wesleyan University Memorial Library in Salina, Kansas is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from LibLime Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://kwu.bywatersolutions.com/.

Kelley A. Weber, Director of Library Services, Memorial Library recently commented on the migration.

ByWater Solutions did a great job of migrating our catalog and training our staff on an unexpectedly short timeline. Everyone is knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and quick to respond to all questions. I look forward to working with them as we settle in to our new business relationship.

About the Kansas Wesleyan University Memorial Library
Memorial Library is the heart of learning on campus, offering informational and recreational materials for research, instruction, and entertainment. Memorial Library furnishes the campus community with access to over 63,000 book volumes and a large periodical collection of journals and magazines. Electronic databases give 24/7 access to thousands of journals and articles. The library provides students with information stored in print, digital, audio, and video formats.

Read more at https://www.kwu.edu/academics/kwu-memorial-library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOLIO Beta Partner The Five Colleges Consortium Adopts FOLIO ERM On Its Way to Implementing FOLIO

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:02

FOLIO Beta Partner The Five Colleges Consortium Adopts FOLIO ERM On Its Way to Implementing FOLIO
~ ERM Adoption is a First Step in FOLIO Implementation ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 1, 2020 — The Five Colleges Consortium, as part of its FOLIO beta partnership with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), has become the first consortium to implement FOLIO Electronic Resources Management (ERM). This is the first step in a full FOLIO implementation in 2021. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 2018, Five Colleges Consortium announced a FOLIO beta partnership with EBSCO, which allowed the institutions to contribute to the development of the library services platform and test FOLIO in large, real-world environments and multiple institutional scenarios. The beta partnership allowed EBSCO and The Five Colleges to contribute to the FOLIO Community and the development of the innovative, reimagined library services platform and demonstrate its viability for consortia.

Associate Dean for Library Technology at UMass Amherst Steve Bischof is the chair of the Five Colleges FOLIO implementation team. Bischof says, “The Five Colleges Consortium provides a unique environment for testing FOLIO as we use a shared catalog collection among member institutions. As an EBSCO FOLIO beta partner, our testing ranged from filling the needs of UMass Amherst, a large research university, to those of smaller institutions like Smith College with multiple collections. Adopting ERM is the first step, and we expect to fully implement FOLIO in 2021.”

EBSCO FOLIO Services consists of a highly trained, experienced team for easier implementations and service support, as well as sophisticated technology and trained engineers for hosting. EBSCO FOLIO Consulting Services Manager Anya Arnold says working with the five campuses in the consortium allowed implementation specialists to address a variety of issues. “This beta partnership offered both the FOLIO Community and EBSCO the opportunity to address the issues library staff confront across a consortium. For ERM functionality to work, EBSCO Product and Development teams worked with the community to enable the ability to connect multiple HLM/FTF API connections to FOLIO, ensuring that each library can still mange unique and independent electronic collections in a shared FOLIO environment. The Five Colleges and EBSCO are on track to fully implement FOLIO and add to the collective knowledge for other consortia looking for their next library services platform.”

FOLIO integrates with traditional EBSCO services, including the EBSCO Knowledge Base, which streamlines electronic resource management, and can easily integrate with existing EBSCO resources such as EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) for better library workflows and patron services. Four libraries of The Five Colleges Consortium use EDS as the library discovery interface, while the fifth uses the EDS API, enabling easy access to traditional catalog functions such as checkouts and placing holds while offering users a simple, intuitive search interface.

About The Five Colleges Consortium
Five Colleges, Incorporated is a nonprofit educational corporation established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its associated institutions: four private, residential liberal arts colleges and the flagship campus of the state university. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The member institutions have a long history of successful collaborations dating to 1914 in the areas of library subscriptions, joint faculty appointments, public radio, and the history of science and astronomy. Long-standing cooperation among the consortium’s libraries gives researchers access to their combined strength, which currently totals some 10 million volumes. Each institution’s library has distinctive collections, most of which are broadly accessible for use by students and faculty members through a shared catalog.

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansTags: EBSCOFOLIOOpen-SourceTechnologies: Open Source

Salina Public Library Goes Live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 16:38

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

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 205,000 plus holdings from LibLime Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Aspen Discovery interface can be viewed at

https://discover.salinapubliclibrary.org/.

Amy Adams, Assistant Director at Salina Public Library recently commented on the migration.

We needed to improve our catalog to create a better experience for our patrons. ByWater proved to be a great solution. Their team was responsive and knowledgable. They adapted training to accommodate the need to conduct it remotely and seemed as invested in the project's success as we were. We look forward to continuing to work with the ByWater team.

About Salina Public Library
The Salina Public Library offers opportunities for all ages to learn, gather, and grow by providing resources, events, technology, and information. Library staff members provide pleasant and efficient service to meet the needs of each patron.

Read more at https://salinapubliclibrary.org/about-us/policies/philosophy/#Purpose.

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Thomas University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:05

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 200,000 plus holdings from OCLC WMS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO, and Founder of ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration.

Being part of the FOLIO Open Source Community and leading the migration for St. Thomas University has been amazing! Our FOLIO team worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for the staff at St. Thomas University, making sure they could utilize all aspects of the LSP. We are looking forward to seeing them grow with the community.

About St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University (STU) is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.

Read more at https://www.stu.edu/about-stu/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Helps Charleston County School District Integrate Social Emotional Learning and Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom and at Home

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:11

District Invests in Gale eBooks to Provide Educators and Students with Online Educational Resources to Support Social Emotional Well-Being and Cultural Competence

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and CHARLESTON, S.C. – September 23, 2020 – With mental health issues and racial injustices on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Charleston County School District (CCSD) provide its students and school staff with authoritative digital resources to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments.

According to a recent EdWeek MarketBrief survey, 53% of administrators and teachers believe helping students cope with anxiety, depression, stress management and other mental illnesses, will be major needs as schools reopen during COVID-19. Additionally, 47% said that social-emotional support for teachers is a top priority as well.[i]

“With the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest that our nation is currently experiencing, the need to support our students and teachers’ well-being is greater than ever,” said Christy James, library and media services coordinator for CCSD. “The materials in Gale’s SEL and DEI collections are timely and very relevant for what students and teachers need inside and outside of the classroom and equips them with the right trauma-informed approaches and culturally-responsive tools to meet their needs.”

As the second-largest school system in South Carolina, more than 50,000 students and over 3,500 teachers across 87 schools and programs can privately access the collections from the district’s library website, 24/7 from any location or device.

CSSD’s Gale eBooks collections include:

For Students

• Cameron’s Collection: 1 in 5 teens suffers from mental health challenges—and more than 75% don’t seek help at all.[ii] Helping students cope with everyday stressors and stay in the present moment are at the core of this collection. More than 90 digital titles span a wide range of topics including: ADD, ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, OCD, self-injury, stress, and suicide. Created in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, this collection aims to inspire students affected by mental illness to seek help.

• Cameron’s Camp for Wellness: More than 100 eBooks provide targeted guidance on sensitive issues for K-5students, teachers and counselors with topics on managing emotions, teamwork, problem-solving, family issues, staying positive, being safe and much more. Helping students recognize and manage emotions, social skills, safety, and more are the core foundations of this collection.

For Educators

• SEL and DEI Collection: Creating a sense of unity, even in the most diverse communities, impacts student achievement and inspires positive change. This online collection is twofold, with 57 titles specific to SEL and DEI. Topics support culturally responsive teaching, trauma-informed and mindful practices, self-management, empathy, differentiation, and more.

• Administrator and Teacher Self-Care Collection: Teachers SEL is just as important as their students, yet meeting these needs can be challenging, especially in an evolving virtual environment. This digital collection of 26 titles is focused on the teachers as well as administrators in areas of self-care, mindfulness, stress-busting strategies, time management, and more.

“The impact of the pandemic coupled with the recent racial injustices has left many school districts scrambling to figure out how to support students and educators as they deal with the trauma, making social emotional well-being and instruction more important than ever,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale eBooks SEL and DEI collections help learners develop the critical skills they need to cope with everyday challenges to improve academic achievement while providing educators with the teaching tools to help them succeed – in school or at home.”

For more information, visit Gale’s SEL webpage: https://bit.ly/3hOtblC

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, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit www.gale.com/schools.

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

About the Charleston County School District
Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally-accredited school district that is committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 87 schools and specialized programs.

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military.

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[i] EdWeek MarketBrief Survey: As Districts Inch Toward Reopening, What Are Their Biggest Social-Emotional Needs? May 29, 2020

[ii] National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mental Health by the Numbers

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Warner University Goes Live on FOLIO with ByWater Solutions Support

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:23

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida is now live on FOLIO!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 61,000 plus holdings from OCLC WMS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

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

We are so excited to be part of the FOLIO Open Source Community and lead the migration for Warner University! The ByWater Solutions FOLIO team worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for the staff at Warner University and we can't wait to see how the community grows!

About Warner University
Warner University was founded in 1968 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Warner University offers a Christian liberal arts college education. The first four Warner graduates received their diplomas in 1972. Warner’s 300-acre campus property, donated by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Holland, has grown from just two buildings in 1968 to ten, including the 49,000-square-foot Darby Academic Building and the newest resident housing, Holland Hall. Dr. David A. Hoag became the third president of WU in 2016. Previous leadership included Dr. Gregory V. Hall (1991 – 2016) and Dr. Leroy Fulton (1968 – 1991).

Read more at https://www.warner.edu/at-a-glance/.

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: FOLIOfolio open sourceOpen Source ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSs

Music Monthly Crack Magazine Launches New Digital Archive For Institutions

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:20

Independent music publication Crack Magazine has partnered with digital publishers Exact Editions to create a digital archive of fully-searchable issues that stretches back to 2012. Available for institutions around the world, the new resource is a valuable addition to libraries wishing to expand their holdings in the spheres of music and cultural studies.

As Europe’s biggest independent music publication, Crack Magazine has gained a global reputation for supporting rising artists whose music tells listeners something about the world. Prestigious cover stars have included Bjork, Skepta, SOPHIE, Blood Orange, Thom Yorke, Dave and Jorja Smith.

The new archive, which will grow with each new issue published, allows institutional users to seamlessly access issues across web, iOS and Android platforms. Specific articles and interviews can be located at the touch of a button through the comprehensive search function, and remote access options permit the entire archive to be accessed both on and off campus.

Crack Magazine is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/crack-magazine

Browse the archive for 7 days here:

http://bit.ly/CrackMagazineArchive

Director Luke Sutton commented: “The platform gives new life to our archive of issues, with the search function ensuring a particularly compelling browsing experience for users. We’re excited to unlock the potential of the institutional market!”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “The striking covers and remarkable design of Crack Magazine make the new archive a treat for the eyes as well as the cultural mind.”

About Crack Magazine:

Crack Magazine is a monthly independent music and culture magazine founded in Bristol in 2009. Since its conception, the magazine has been available to avid cultural observers in bars, record stores and creative spaces across Europe and New York.

Comprising over 100 issues published across 10 years, iconic artists including Jorja Smith, Bjork and Skepta have been the stars of major cover stories.

About Exact Editions:

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

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Jus Mundi Wins The 2020 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 09:57

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 September 2020

Brill is proud to announce that Jus Mundi, the search engine for International Law and Arbitration, has won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award 2020. The award winners were announced during the annual ALPSP Conference and Awards. Jus Mundi was presented with the prestigious Innovation in Publishing Award for publishing a wide range of global legal data that is otherwise dispersed across multiple restrictive sources or simply not available.

The ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2020, sponsored by Publishers' Licensing Services, were presented by David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, at the opening of the ALPSP Virtual Conference 2020 on Wednesday, 16 September. This year's edition announced two winners, Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, with the Open Library of Humanities receiving highly recommended.

Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO of Jus Mundi, commented: "This award is an important recognition for Jus Mundi's mission to create accessibility to legal knowledge worldwide. We are delighted that our innovation is appreciated beyond the world of lawyers by a leading institution in the publishing industry."

A broad range of applications across the industry was received this year, with entries open to any new development, product, service, or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winner had to demonstrate excellence in terms of originality, innovation, value to the community, utility, and long-term viability. Jus Mundi showcased its innovative platform in front of 10 jury members & competed against 7 other finalists shortlisted for the award.

David Sommer, Chair of the Judges, noted: "Despite this year's awards feeling very different, we again received a range of high-quality submissions from a broad spectrum of organizations across the world. It was very encouraging for the judges to see the wealth of innovation and development that is alive and well in our industry during challenging times. Our two winners: Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, together with the Highly Commended Open Library of Humanities, are deserved of acknowledgement for solving important challenges for their communities in innovative ways."

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at Brill says: “We are proud at Brill Publishing to be partnering with such a creative team of digital legal publishers and are pleased that Jus Mundi has entrusted the distribution of this innovative service to the global academic market to Brill.”

Earlier this year, Jus Mundi secured €1 million in a seed funding round. The legal tech company aspires to become the leading global resource for international law and arbitration research. The tool is already used by the world's leading arbitration teams.

About Jus Mundi
Launched in 2018, Jus Mundi is a one-stop destination for international legal and arbitrator research. Jus Mundi strives to make international law and arbitration easily accessible and understandable, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to collect and structure global legal data. By combining law and technology, Jus Mundi enhances lawyers' decision making by giving them access to critical legal information and analytics on arbitrators.
Jus Mundi is featured on Forbes Top Machine Learning Startups in 2020.
To learn more about Jus Mundi, please visit jusmundi.com.
Media contact: Sneha Ashtikar ([email protected])

About ALPSP
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. With nearly 300 members in 30 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers. Its mission is to connect, inform, develop, and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community.

About the ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards 2020
The ALPSP Conference 2020 is being held virtually over three sessions from 16‑18 September. This year's theme is the legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication. The conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers, our annual event is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community.

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

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Brill E-Books Now Available in ProQuest’s OASIS® and Rialto™ Marketplaces

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:20

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 16 September 2020

Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill E-Books through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces. OASIS is ProQuest’s free web-based system for searching, selecting, and ordering print and electronic books for academic libraries. Rialto rebuilds the selection and acquisition process for academic libraries, delivering efficient workflows, data-supported decisions, and the right information at the point of decision.

Founded in 1683, Brill is a scholarly publisher with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications cover the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. They also include the imprints Nijhoff, Rodopi, Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing.

“We are delighted to be able to offer librarians more options when ordering Brill E-Books,” said Focko van Berckelaer, Vice President of Global Sales at Brill. “Working with OASIS and Rialto enables us to integrate Brill E-Books into the collection development and acquisition workflows of our institutional library customers around the world.”

“Easy access to digital content is more critical than ever before as libraries strive to support remote research, teaching and learning,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Books Product & Operations at ProQuest. “That’s why we are pleased to add Brill, a highly sought-after publisher, for ordering through OASIS and Rialto.”

Brill is one of many publisher-direct options available for acquisition on the ProQuest OASIS online ordering platform long used by librarians to select and acquire academic content, and the Rialto next-generation marketplace built to unify and streamline selection and acquisition workflows for academic libraries. Librarians can choose E-Books and streaming video from a rapidly growing number of platforms within their usual ordering workflow.

For more information on this collaboration between Brill and ProQuest, contact Brill via [email protected].

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

About ProQuest
ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.
Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest Connect and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Stowell Free Library Joins NHAIS with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 20:28

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Stowell Free Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 4,700 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://stowellfree.nhais.bywatersolutions.com/.

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

ByWater Solutions is thrilled to help bring another library onto the New Hampshire Automated Information System with NHAIS. Over the years, the system has grown to provide libraries with an online catalog to areas of New Hampshire. It is wonderful to be a part of that Koha growth.

About George H Stowell Free Library
The George H. Stowell Free Library is a Public library serving the residents of Cornish, New Hampshire. It is located at 24 School Street. The collection of the library contains 10620 volumes. The library circulates 3873 items per year. The library serves a population of 1715 residents.

Read more at http://www.cornishnh.net/?page_id=129.

About NHAIS
The goal of the NHAIS Services section of the New Hampshire State Library is to maintain the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) so that it accurately and completely reflects the holdings of New Hampshire's libraries and serves as a useful tool for cataloging and interlibrary loan.

Read more at https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/nhais/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equinox migrates the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS with the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative

Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:48

Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2020: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Saint Peter School District to Evergreen ILS as part of the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative in Mankato, Minnesota.

The Saint Peter School District supports 4,019 patrons and includes a circulation of 26,900 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data services encompassing data extraction and bibliographic record deduplication and data conversion. Other offerings included by Equinox were support, hosting, and virtual training.

"We're very happy to be part of the Evergreen Community,” said Seth Erickson, IT Systems Manager for the Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative. “The Evergreen ILS will bring enhanced functionality and efficiency to the workflow of the Saint Peter School Public District, as well as opening up other exciting possibilities down the road with the TdS Library Cooperative. Equinox has done a great job with the migration. They were very very helpful and knowledgeable, and the whole process was well planned and organized. We look forward to collaboration on future projects."

Traverse de Sioux Library Cooperative serves public, academic, school and special libraries in the nine county area of south central Minnesota. They coordinate shared access to resources and services within their member libraries.

"School systems with their diverse but interconnected locations are perfect for Evergreen’s flexibility to handle a large number of independent but related libraries,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “As part of work on the migration we were able to enhance Evergreen’s ability to do automated bulk loading and updating of patrons that will benefit the entire Evergreen community, especially schools and academic libraries."

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., Equinox carries forward more than a decade of service and experience with Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. At Equinox, we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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Aspen Discovery Adopted in Over 250 Libraries

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:46

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology, announced today that they are providing Aspen Discovery support and hosting services to over 250 library sites. Partly due to the system's increased adoption by library consortia, ByWater has quickly added over 250 sites to their support and hosting platform since late 2019.

Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery, commented on the increased adoption of Aspen:

Aspen Discovery has been designed from the ground up to meet the complex needs of multi-type and multi-site library consortia. We look forward to continuing to innovate for current and future libraries of all types.

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 discoveryTechnologies: Open Source

Weeks Memorial Joins NHAIS with Koha Support from ByWater Solutions

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 11:28

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that NHAIS (New Hampshire Automated Information System) has added Weeks Memorial Library to its New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog. They will be using Koha for their ILS.

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 63,000 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

Their customized OPAC can be viewed at https://weekslib.nhais.bywatersolutions.com.

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

ByWater Solutions is elated to have another library joining NHAIS. It has been amazing to watch the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog grow with Koha over the years.

About Weeks Memorial Library
The William D. Weeks Memorial Library serves as a public warehouse (repository) of ideas, a place where information can be shared from print, audio-visual, and online sources with the help of trained specialists who organize and make these resources accessible.

Read more at http://www.weekslib.org/about.html.

About NHAIS
The goal of the NHAIS Services section of the New Hampshire State Library is to maintain the New Hampshire Union Public Access Catalog (NHU-PAC) so that it accurately and completely reflects the holdings of New Hampshire's libraries and serves as a useful tool for cataloging and interlibrary loan.

Read more at https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/nhais/.

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

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American Philosophical Association & Exact Editions Form Partnership For New Digital Book Project

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 07:58

The Blog of the American Philosophical Association (APA) and Exact Editions are pleased to announce that they are partnering on a pioneering new digital project involving several academic publishing houses. The new project comprises the digitisation of philosophy books written by APA authors and the posting of time-limited links to the complete books online through Exact Editions’ innovative Reading Room technology.

The books’ digital editions will be linked directly from the APA blog and accessible in their entirety for the specified period. Each title benefits from a comprehensive search function and intuitive navigation tools built into the web reader that allow for seamless reading and browsing. The Blog will showcase new books on a regular basis, with the first set including titles by J. David Velleman, Catherine Wilson and Ingrid Robeyns.

The APA Blog can be found here: http://blog.apaonline.org/

Nathan Eckstrand, Editor-In-Chief of the APA, commented: “We believe this collaboration will help readers discover new philosophical research relevant to their interests and work. We hope that more authors will consider making their texts available in this fashion.”

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with the APA on this project. The Reading Room technology is an ideal showcasing tool for academic books and will certainly encourage interaction from the Blog’s dedicated readers.”

About Blog of the APA:

The Blog of the American Philosophical Association (APA) aims to share a variety of perspectives from a broad array of APA members, to highlight the activities being undertaken by the APA, as well as provide a forum where the APA leadership and membership can communicate with one another more effectively.

About Exact Editions:

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

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