~ Linked Data Enrichment Service Helps Libraries Boost Visibility of Collections Online ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — September 29, 2016 — Libraries can now increase the power of linked data by adding reader’s advisory services with NoveList Select for Linked Data™. NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has partnered with Zepheira to boost the visibility of library collections online and enrich the information available to people in the community.
The initial code base for the FOLIO project is now available on GitHub
BOSTON — September 27, 2016 — The first FOLIO code is now available. FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community project to develop an open source library services platform (LSP). This first release of the base FOLIO code is a critical milestone to have reached since its announcement in June opening up the code to community review and comment.
LYRASIS Announces Partnership with CCAHA
September 13, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA-The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), a nonprofit paper conservation facility, and LYRASIS, a member-based nonprofit organization serving libraries, archives, and museums, are proud to announce a partnership.
~ Unprecedented Amount of Scholarly Full Text, Peer-Reviewed Journals & Global Content Offered in Five Multidiscipline Resources ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — September 8, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) introduces the Ultimate editions to meet the increasing demands of scholarly research. The collection includes five multidiscipline databases, each offering an extensive amount of full text that brings a global perspective to research in each discipline.
~ New Features Include Audiobook App, Simplified Purchasing Options & Additional Content ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — September 1, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is enhancing its audiobook experience with a new design and additional features that provide an improved listening experience for libraries. EBSCO Audiobooks now offers a new audiobook app for listening on the go, an expanded collection of titles, improved delivery systems and a new, easy-to-use design.
DUBLIN, Ohio, August 26, 2016—Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.
On August 26, 1971, the OCLC Online Union Catalog (now known as WorldCat) began operation. From a single terminal, catalogers at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, were able to catalog 133 books online that day. Today, WorldCat comprises more than 380 million records representing more than 2.4 billion titles in libraries worldwide.