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.
The SWITCH Library Consortium 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 Southeastern Wisconsin Information Technology Exchange, Inc (SWITCH) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now live on their Koha open source integrated library system.
Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 10 October 2016
The international scholarly publisher Brill has 280+ of its book series included in Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Scopus covers abstracts and citations of more than 64 million items from over 5,000 different publishers. This large number of scientific journals, books and conference proceedings delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output and helps academics, governments and corporates with their research activities.
The American University in Dubai Goes Live on ByWater Solutions and Edutech Koha Support
ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The American University in Dubai, is now live on the Koha open source integrated library system.
~ 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.
~ Stacks Makes the Library Experience Relevant, Responsive and Robust ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — September 22, 2016 — Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.