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Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: As Libraries Face a Rising Tide of New Technologies and an Increasingly Tech-Savvy Public, This Book Is a Timely Guide to Creating and Managing Library Technology Projects and Meeting Patron Needs

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Colding
Information Today, Inc
609.654.6500 ext. 330

February 21, 2011, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of Implementing Technology Solutions in Libraries: Techniques, Tools, and Tips From the Trenchesby Karen C. Knox.

In this new book, Knox provides a practical, step-by-step approach to successfully implementing all kinds of technology projects in libraries and information centers.

Middle East Technical University in Turkey Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

~Middle East Technical University—One of the World’s Top Ranked Universities—Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™ After Long Look at Alternatives~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 15, 2011 — Middle East Technical University (METU) has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing. After evaluating a variety of services METU chose EDS based on the discovery service’s sophistication and development. EDS was seen as a way to upgrade the library from an unsatisfactory federated search system and provide a service befitting the high level of students who attend METU.

Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

2/14/2011
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
sales@bywatersolutions.com

Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. Partners with ByWater Solutions for Koha Support and Implementation

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Freeport Community Library of Freeport, ME. has partnered with them for their implementation and support of the Koha ILS.

EBSCO Publishing Expands Learning Content Offerings; Evidence-Based Resources Now Include Competency Watch™

~ Competency Watch™ Provides Evidence-Based Information to Companies Looking to Develop Core Competencies in Employees and Improve Organizational Performance~

National University Selects EBSCO Discovery Service™

~Improved Access to Full-Text Resources, a Simple Search Interface with Advanced Options and Mobile Access—National University Selects EBSCO Discovery Service~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 8, 2011 — National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the flagship university of the National University System, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing to provide the University with a way to deliver its large collection to the end user and to make its library resources easier to find.

The Massachusetts Library System Chooses ByWater Solutions For Koha Support

February 7th 2011
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
sales@bywatersolutions.com

The Massachusetts Library System Chooses ByWater Solutions For Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Massachusetts Library System, of Waltham, Massachusetts has partnered with them for Koha support and hosting services.

The MLS' MassCat Koha catalog was transferred onto ByWater's servers in early January by ByWater Solutions' implementation team with very positive results.

Koha Chosen by the Rotunda Libraries as their New ILS

Bethesda, MD - February 4, 2011 – The Rotunda Libraries at Simon Fraser University have contracted with LibLime to implement Koha as their next generation, open source, Integrated Library System ILS).

The Rotunda Libraries will include collections from three different organizations: Out on Campus, Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG), and the Women's Centre. They have selected Koha to help them manage these collections, and they have selected LibLime to provide implementation, support and hosting services.

Koha and LibLime are Chosen by The George School

Bethesda, MD – February 4, 2011 – The prestigious George School in Newton, PA has selected LibLime as their vendor of choice to implement Koha. The School is very excited to get Koha up and running to support their curriculum and research. Koha is the most widely used and fully functional open source Integrated Library System (ILS) available today.

Geek the Library awareness campaign increases library visibility and support among residents in pilot communities

Geek the Library, a community awareness campaign designed to highlight the value of public libraries and inform the public about critical library funding issues, positively changed community perceptions about libraries in a pilot, according to a new OCLC membership report. The report, Geek the Library: A Community Awareness Campaign www.oclc.org/reports/geekthelibrary.htm, offers a comprehensive overview of the pilot campaign completed in 2010.

Specialty University in Austria Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™

~ EBSCO Discovery Service the Discovery Choice for Austria’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 1, 2011 —Austria’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Kunst Uni Graz) has made the decision to make EBSCO Discovery Service™(EDS) from EBSCO Publishing their discovery service. Music and art are the main focuses at Kunst Uni Graz. The university sees EDS as a way to offer more access to the electronic resources by using single search technologies.