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Delaware's Governor Jack Markell praised the work of public libraries and the state's Division of Libraries in serving as a linchpin to bring together agencies that normally do not work together in the Division of Libraries' innovative Community Resources Exchange program, in which social service agencies, non-profit organizations and libraries work together to maximize their resources and reach those in need.
~ Psychological Literature, Audiovisual Media, Intervention Programs and Tests from Authors in German-Speaking Countries ~
IPSWICH, Mass. —February 18, 2010—EBSCO Publishing has added a new psychology resource from German-speaking countries. PSYNDEX: Literature and Audiovisual Media with PSYNDEX Tests™ (PSYNDEX), a comprehensive abstract database of psychological literature, audiovisual media, intervention programs, & tests from German-speaking countries is now available via EBSCOhost®, the most-used, premium electronic resource in libraries around the world.
PSYNDEX provides two segments searchable in both German and English. The first segment, PSYNDEX Literature and Audiovisual Media, contains more than 215,000 literature records dating back to 1977, over 2,000 descriptions of audiovisual media, and descriptions of intervention programs. The second segment, PSYNDEX Tests offers extensive descriptions of more than 5,800 tests in use in German-speaking countries with some tests dating back as early as 1945.
Subjects covered in the PSYNDEX include: Psychology, Medicine, Education, Sociology, Sport, Linguistics, Business Management and Criminology (relevant for psychology).
English-speaking researchers benefit from the 60,000 records in PSYNDEX that are offered either in English or with an English abstract. Each record also includes English title translations, descriptors, classification categories while the literature and audiovisual media records include key concepts.
PSYNDEX records are indexed with the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms published by the American Psychological Association. Users will also find that by accessing PSYNDEX via EBSCOhost it also includes a browsable and searchable thesaurus incorporating both the original English language terms and the German translations.
PSYNDEX supports SmartLinking to other subscribed EBSCOhost databases, which allows users to easily follow an article citation in one database to the full text of that same article in another database. With this feature, PSYNDEX customers can easily link over to their other EBSCO psychology databases.
About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.
EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: email@example.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
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February 1st, 2010
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America's First Public Koha Library Chooses ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that Nelsonville Public Library, serving Athens County, Ohio since 1935, has partnered with them for the implementation of Koha, the open source integrated library system.
Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services
Announce Trendy Topics 2010: Social Networking for Libraries!
Start your New Year right with a resolution to keep up with quickly changing library trends! Alliance Library System and TAP Information Services are pleased to announce a dynamic monthly series of online workshops you can enjoy right at your desktop on these hot topics.
January 25, 2010, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the publication of The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook: A Guide for the Serious Searcher, Third Edition by award-winning author and internet trainer Randolph “Ran” Hock.
January 13th, 2010
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ByWater Solutions and BibLibre Announce Partnership to Provide Services for Koha Users in the U.S.
ByWater Solutions and BibLibre are pleased to announce a partnership that will help meet the demands of the rapidly-growing Koha community by providing crucial support for development and migration services. ByWater Solutions’ customers will now have access to the development expertise of some of the talented individuals who helped bring us the Koha ILS ten years ago.
January 6, 2010
Indiana University Press Joins Current Scholarship Program
Indiana University Press, founded in 1950 and one of the leading
university presses in the country, and JSTOR, the preservation archive and
research platform that is part of the not-for-profit ITHAKA, announced an
agreement today to make leading journals from the Press available worldwide
as part of the Current Scholarship Program, a new collaborative initiative
announced on August 13, 2009.
By joining the Program, current and historical content from 28 Indiana
Authors publishing with Sciyo in 2010 will be the first in academic publishing to receive royalties based on the number of downloads of their publication. For every 10 downloads, 0.2 euro will be accredited to author’s account on an annual basis. The aim of the model is to reward high quality academic work, deemed most useful by the research community.
December 14, 2009 – Contra Costa County, CA – Contra Costa County
Library has been awarded a $60,000 Bay Area Library and Information Systems
(BALIS) Innovation grant to create a mobile platform that will push new and
existing library content and services -- literally -- into the hands of
cell phone users. The “Snap & Go” project will allow Contra Costa
County residents with mobile phones and a library card to access library
materials, enhanced content, and manage their accounts without having to
visit a library building or gain access to a computer.
Aurora, CO, November 30, 2009 — BCR is partnering with Mosio, Inc., to bring its Text a Librarian service to BCR member libraries. Using mobile phone technology, patrons can text questions to reference services from their mobile phones and librarians can type answers on a web-based interface.