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EBSCO Information Services Continues to Support Open Source Technology for Libraries

May
26

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Support Open Source Technology for Libraries
~ EBSCO Provides Additional Support and Funding to Koha toward Open-Source ILS Enhancements ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 26, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types.

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EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®

May
24

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources on Asia with Release of the Bibliography of Asian Studies™ via EBSCOhost®
~ Comprehensive Western-Language Resource for Research on Asia ~

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Shanghai Library Acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas from Brill

May
24

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 24 May 2016

The Rare Books Collection of Shanghai Library acquires the facsimile edition of the famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas, produced in a limited 8-volume edition, distributed by Brill.

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Learn how to apply, teach and promote visual literacy in your library

May
20

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Visual Literacy for Libraries: A practical, standards-based guide.

The importance of images and visual media in today’s culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and produce visual content.

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White Rose Libraries in the UK select OCLC Sustainable Collection Services for collaborative print management

May
18

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 18, 2016—The White Rose Libraries, a long-standing collaboration among the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, have selected OCLC Sustainable Collection Services to assist in developing a regional shared-print collection.

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WorldCat helps parents using Univision Contigo’s ‘Clave al Éxito’ find library books to support their children’s academic success

May
13

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 13, 2016—OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative, and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are making it easier for parents to locate nearby libraries and access recommended titles to help prepare their children for schoolwork in the United States.

Through its mobile-first digital destination, “Clave al Éxito,” (Key to Success), Univision Contigo provides Hispanic parents with bilingual resources that they need to help their children succeed in school and beyond.

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The authorized concise guide to RDA now available

May
13

Co-published by Facet Publishing, ALA and CLA, RDA Essentials is the new concise guide to cataloguing with RDA (Resource Description and Access) and is essential reading for those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records.

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YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI

May
10

YBP Library Services Partners with Taylor & Francis to Offer Routledge E-book Titles through GOBI
~ 50,000 E-book Titles from Routledge Add to the Humanities and Social Science E-books Available in GOBI ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2016 — E-books from the Taylor & Francis e-books platform are now available through the GOBI acquisition platform from YBP Library Services (YBP). This helps to simplify the complex process of discovery, acquisition model and content management that libraries have to manage when purchasing books.

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