BETHLEHEM, Pa., October 19, 2016 – Backstage Library Works recently completed a pair of scanning projects for the Library of Congress. Over the course of 18 months, they digitized 808,000 archival documents and bound book images on-site at the Library, plus 236,500 transmissive images at Backstage’s preservation facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Digitizing rare and fragile collections on location at libraries provides curators an alternative to the extra handling involved with shipping.
Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 14 October 2016
Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquires the electronic distribution rights to Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, second edition (LGB²) from Hiersemann Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany), and further expands its portfolio in Book History and of major reference works in the German language.
~ 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.