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World Politics Review™ Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

~Researchers Exploring International Politics and Foreign Policy via EBSCOhost® Now Able to Access World Politics Review™—Alternative Analysis of Global Relations~

OCLC releases new membership report: Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 20, 2011—Americans are using libraries a lot more as the economic downturn has impacted lives, careers and incomes. Americans see increased value in libraries and the value that libraries provide to their communities, and report even stronger appreciation of the value librarians bring to the information search experience, according to a new membership report by OCLC, a nonprofit library services and research organization.

EBSCO Publishing and Mergent, Inc. Agreement Adds More Content to EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ Metadata from Mergent, Inc.’s Annual Reports Database Will Be Added to Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2011— EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Mergent, Inc. (Mergent) have come to an agreement allowing metadata from Mergent’s largest collection, the Annual Reports Database, to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The addition of Mergent resources to the EDS Base Index enhances the quality of metadata available and brings added value to EDS customers.

LAC Group Adds New Biz Development Head for Burgeoning Federal Client Base

Los Angeles, CA - January 19, 2011. Deb Schwarz, CEO of Los Angeles-based LAC Group, announced today that Jim Dieterle has joined the firm’s executive team as Director of Business Development. He will be based in the metro DC area and will lead efforts to expand Federal agency work programs for the nationally recognized, results-driven firm.

Gale Adds Medieval and Renaissance Works to British Literary Manuscripts Online

Second Installment Puts Important British Literary Manuscripts into the Hands of Students and Educators

Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 19, 2011 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the release of British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance, the second installment of the British Literary Manuscripts Online series. Following the release of the first installment in May 2009, this new digital archive brings approximately 565,000 pages of unique author manuscripts into the hands of students, educators and researchers.

Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

January 19th, 2011
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Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Erikson Institute of Chicago, IL. is now live on the official Koha integrated library system.

The Edward Neisser Library's Koha installation went live early this week, and Erikson has partnered with ByWater Solutions for ongoing support and hosting services.

HathiTrust Digital Library and OCLC introduce WorldCat Local prototype

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 18, 2011—OCLC and the HathiTrust have developed a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype ( for the HathiTrust Digital Library was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library infrastructure.

The Polytechnic of Namibia Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

~Improving Access to Information and Serving the ‘Instant Satisfaction’ Expectations of Students Help The Polytechnic of Namibia Choose EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 18, 2010 — The Polytechnic of Namibia (Polytechnic) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The Polytechnic was looking to improve access to information as well as increase the usage of library resources.

Deakin University in Australia Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service

~EBSCO Discovery Service™ Called a “Good Fit” for Deakin University Library—Easy Access to Information, Key Agreements with Publishers and Strong Metadata Cited~

IPSWICH, Mass. —January 11, 2011 — Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. The adoption of EDS continues Deakin University Library’s long history of utilizing new technologies to improve the student experience and providing innovative access to and discovery of quality scholarly information.

Geek the Library Public Awareness Program at Wallkill Public Library

Wallkill Public Library's will be holding an informational session on the brand new "Geek the Library" public awareness campaign. Wallkill Public Library is the first library in NYS to jump on board, joining over 100 libraries in the Midwest and south to help change perceptions about libraries, librarians and public funding.