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ByWater Solutions Joins Tenn-Share for the 2021 Virtual DataFest

LISWire - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:13

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 Tenn-Share Datafest Conference, Prepare to Pivot. The event will be held virtually on October 27th-28th. This is the second virtual DataFest and Fall Conference. Tenn-Share wants to celebrate their successes and share how the community can continue to build their shared knowledge and shared innovations together.

Presentation
Jessica Zairo will be presenting at Tenn-Share on October 28th from 3:05-3:35 PM (CT) on Empowering Libraries with Open Source Solutions.

About Tenn-Share
Mission: Tenn-Share is a member-driven organization serving Tennessee libraries by providing cost-effective resources and services that help them better serve their communities. (updated February 2019)

Vision: Leading innovation, sparking creative ideas that transform Tennessee libraries. (February 2019)

Values:

Excellence
Professionalism
Innovation
Collaboration
Commitment to service
Read More at https://www.tenn-share.org/datafest

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full-service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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ByWater Solutions Announces October 2021 Community Giveback Winner

LISWire - Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:11

Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.

We are excited to announce our October 2021 winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Corona Public Library in Corona, California. https://catalog.corona.bywatersolutions.com/

The Corona Public Library welcomes and supports all people in the enjoyment of reading and pursuit of lifelong learning. Working together, they strive to provide access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, technology, programs, services and other resources. They believe in the freedom to read, to learn and to discover.

The funds from the ByWater Community Giveback will be used to help diversify Corona Public Library's collections. The Corona Public Library is without Interlibrary Loan services after budget cuts brought the program to an end more than 10 years ago. In 2018, the library was able to bridge the gap created by a lack of ILL services, through the California State Library’s Zip Book program. The Zip Books Grant Program is patron driven and allows Corona Public Library to purchase patron requested books and audio books. The material is sent directly to the patron and when they are finished with the material they return it to library for potential inclusion in the collection.

Upon reviewing the types of Zip Book requests received over the last three years, Corona Public Library realized that there was need within the community for a more diverse collection. Earlier in September 2021, the Corona Public Library contracted with Baker & Taylor for CollectionHQ’s DEI Analysis service to identify gaps in the collection. Thanks to Enica Davis at ByWater Solutions, a full MARC file of their collection is currently with CollectionHQ for analysis.

The ByWater Community Giveback funds and matching funds from the Friends of the Corona Public Library will be the seed money for diversifying their collection based on the analysis results. The Corona Public Library is striving to create a collection that contains a variety of ideas, information, and experiences that reflect the diversity of their community.

"On behalf of the Corona Public Library, Friends, and community - THANK YOU!! I’m so thrilled! ByWater is always so supportive. Your organization has taken us to the next level in diversifying our collection and allowed us to include our Friends in the process." - Jennifer Marlatt, Corona Public Library

About the ByWater Community Giveback
We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.

Learn More About the Program and How to Apply: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/bywater-solutions-announces-community-...

If you have more questions, please contact: [email protected]

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Henry Carter Hull Library

LISWire - Thu, 10/14/2021 - 11:20

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Henry Carter Hull in Clinton, CT. The Henry Carter Hull Public Library has been a Koha and ByWater partner since 2013. We are excited to expand our partnership!

You can view Henry Carter Hulls's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://catalog.hchlibrary.org/

Morgan Daigneault of the Aspen Implementation Team recently commented, "Henry Carter Hull was my first training as a part of the Aspen Implementation Team. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful and engaged group to work with. The HCH team is creative and innovative and they have a lot of fun with their brand. They often edit the Henry Carter Hull image to wear sunglasses, masks, and other accessories to promote new programs or initiatives. They were equally creative when getting into Aspen and making it themed and customized. They have made beautiful placards and I can’t wait to see what they do with the Website Builder!"

About Henry Carter Hull Library
The mission of the Henry Carter Hull Library is to provide an inviting and dynamic environment, where all members of the community may discover both information and inspiration.

Learn more about the full history of the Henry Carter Hull Library here:

https://hchlibrary.org/aboutus/history/

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourceaspen discoveryaspenDiscovery layerossbywater solutionsmigrationimplementationTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.13.00 Release

LISWire - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 10:19

"In this release we focused on addressing our partner's most common requests. In total, we addressed over 60 requests and enhancements to make Aspen easier to use for both library patrons and staff."-Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Lead Developer

We're excited to announce the release of Aspen Discovery 21.13!

As of last week, the Aspen Discovery companion app, Aspen LiDA, is now officially available in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store for you to download! This app is just out of beta testing so there is still a lot of functionality that we are working on building in. But, we have made searching easier and more visually engaging, especially when displaying the different formats available. Users can easily sort through beautiful browse categories to discover new materials. Users can access their library account, library card, and place holds on items. Libraries will love that their catalog and app have a seamless look and feel. We will have an official launch party for the app on November 4th- so stay tuned for that!

If you want to seem a live demo of the app, we are also hosting a free Aspen LiDA Webinar tomorrow October 14 at 2pm. Register here: https://bit.ly/3iZRv7z

A little less glamorous, but still important feature of the 21.13 release, is we cleaned up Overdrive and general indexing for performance. We have made it easier for patrons to find materials available at their library and make it more clear to them which location an item is available at when accessing a library system that has multiple branches/locations. All Aspen libraries should notice faster performance and nightly indexing as well!

We love to see the creative placards that libraries create to promote their collections, databases, programs, and resources. We are increasingly working to make Aspen more accessible for all library users. In this release, the ability to add alt-text to placards was added, so that placards can be used with screen readers.

Finally, we have seen over the last couple years the demand for online self registration increasing across libraries. Library staff and users want the self registration to be simple and painless for new library users. In this release, we have made the self registration form and fields more customizable by given the library the ability to use css to tailor these fields to meet their community's needs.

We hope you enjoy the new enhancements in Aspen Discovery 21.13!

Read full release notes: https://bit.ly/2X6S9Iv
Watch demo video of release: https://youtu.be/y-2VSkzzKkM

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR/record grouping) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspen discoveryreleaserelease notesopen sourceDiscovery layerTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Marion County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:36

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Marion County Library System in Florida is now live on Koha!

The catalog can be viewed here: https://librarycat.marionfl.org/

ByWater completed the transition of the library’s over 270,000 bibs from Horizon and continues to provide support services for Koha.

Donna Bachowski of ByWater's Education Team recently commented on Marion's migration, "The staff at Marion County Library System was a delight to work with during the implementation of Koha. I admire how they focused, not just on what was best for staff and streamlining their workflows, but also what was best for their patrons. It is always exciting to see a library so dedicated to their users! I am proud to have been involved in their migration to Koha."

About Marion County Library System
The Library System offers a collection of more than half-a-million volumes in eight library locations. A broad-based print and non-print collection makes the Marion County Public Library, Headquarters-Ocala the major public library resource in the Library System. The smaller collections of the community branch libraries are planned to satisfy the most general and frequent needs of the residents. Public access computers and Wi-Fi are available at each public library branch.

Learn more about the library here: https://library.marionfl.org/services/library-info/library-history

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Koha
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Floridakohaopen sourcekoha ILSossTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:33

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative in Florida is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here: readokaloosa.org

Morgan Daigneault of the Aspen Discovery implementation team commented on the migration, "I asked if I could do Okaloosa’s training because they were so fun to work with! I learned a lot alongside them through this whole process. It can be stressful going live on a new ILS and discovery layer at the same time and they were continually amazing! They’re using Aspen for their entire library website and I’m excited to see what they continue to build over time."

About the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative
The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative is a major component of Okaloosa County’s strong education system of schools, colleges and libraries. The cooperative is made up of six member libraries, with a staff of over 60 trained experts, in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Niceville and Valparaiso.

Read more here: https://okaloosa.aspendiscovery.org/Find_a_Library

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Koha
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Floridaflorida libraryopen sourceossaspen discoverykohakoha ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for VOKAL

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:31

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for the Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL: https://www.gmlc.org/index.php/vokal); a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium

VOKAL has been a long time Koha partner of ours. We were very excited to work with them on adding Aspen Discovery to several of their libraries. Their first and largest round of libraries went live and more will roll out until 39 libraries will all be live on Aspen Discovery!

Bent Northrop https://bnml.kohavt.org/

Bristol https://bristol.kohavt.org/

Brownell https://brownell.kohavt.org/

Burnham https://burnham.kohavt.org/

Carpenter-Carse https://ccl.kohavt.org

Charlotte https://charlotte.kohavt.org/

Dorothy Alling https://daml.kohavt.org/

Enosburgh https://enosburgh.kohavt.org/

Essex Free https://essexfreelibrary.kohav...

Fair Haven https://fhfl.kohavt.org/

Fletcher Free https://ffl.kohavt.org/

Hartford Library https://hartford.kohavt.org/

Hartland Public https://hartland.kohavt.org/

Ilsley https://catalog.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/

Jericho Town http://jtl.kohavt.org/

Johnson https://johnson.kohavt.org/

Joslin https://joslin.kohavt.org/

Lanpher https://lanpherlibrary.kohavt....

Moretown https://moretown.kohavt.org/

New Haven https://nhcl.kohavt.org/

Norwich https://norwichpl.kohavt.org/

Pierson https://pierson.kohavt.org/

Richmond Free https://rfl.kohavt.org/

Rockingham https://rfpl.kohavt.org/

St. Albans https://stalbans.kohavt.org/

St. Johnsbury https://stjathenaeum.kohavt.org/

Stowe https://stowe.kohavt.org/

Warren https://warren.kohavt.org/

Westford https://westford.kohavt.org

Windsor https://windsor.kohavt.org/

Worthen/South Hero https://worthen.kohavt.org/

Kim Peine of the VOKAL Executive committee recently commented, "The Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL) are so excited to have the opportunity to offer Aspen to 39 of its 62 member libraries. We can’t wait to do a second round and add the rest of the libraries. The Aspen team has been wonderful to work with and has helped us in every way possible navigate the nuances of our unique public libraries. Like ByWater, they are super responsive and creative. Our patrons have nothing but positive things to say about their new browsing experience. We look forward to being more involved with the Aspen community in the future!"

About VOKAL
The Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries (VOKAL) is a project of the Green Mountain Library Consortium dedicated to creating a shared catalog and Integrated Library System.

In late 2007, three Vermont libraries joined with a representative from the Vermont Department of Libraries to explore a replacement ILS for Follett, the system currently used by the three libraries. After exploring many options, the group settled on Koha, an open-source ILS solution originally created in New Zealand.

In May of 2008, the group chose the name VOKAL - the Vermont Organization of Koha Automated Libraries - as a name for the group and the project.

Initially, VOKAL's Koha project was implemented on a stand-alone system. In October of 2010, VOKAL implemented a consortium version of the ILS and began migrating member libraries into the shared system. By January 2011, 4 libraries had been migrated.

Today VOKAL has grown to 59 libraries. Read more at https://www.gmlc.org/index.php/vokal

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohavokalvermontaspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layeropen sourceossTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Join Us for Open Source Live on November 17th

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 20:29

Join us for Open Source Live! A quarterly conversation about libraries and open source.

The next Open Source Live will take place on Wednesday, November 17th at 1pm ET.

This month we will be speaking with Kyle Hall, one of our ByWater Solutions Developers. Kyle's extensive work on the Libki Kiosk Management System (https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/libki) has brought about some exciting enhancements to the areas of print and payment management.

Join us as we hear from Kyle, as well as other members of the open source community, for updates on Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, FOLIO, and Coral.

Join Us Live
When? Wednesday, November 17th at 1pm ET

Where? Join us on YouTube Live (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMBJN4wvHo). Live chat will be open to ask questions and interact with other members of the Open Source Community.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourceossprint managementkiosk managementkioskprintprintingTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions Partners with FE Technologies to bring RFID support and more to Koha Partners

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 18:16

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they have partnered with FE Technologies to provide support and integration with RFID to enhance the library user experience with Koha ILS.

This integration provides services from FE Technologies that were designed to enhance, automate and modernize library circulation functions, providing self-service to users, efficient staff management, a high level of security to protect your valuable collection, and a fast inventory solution.

Nathan Curulla, CRO at ByWater Solutions recently commented on the partnership, "We are thrilled to partner with another vendor that supports open source software."

ByWater Solutions and FE Technologies first met back in 2019 at the American Library Association Annual Conference when their booths were adjacent to one another and immediately connected over their passion for customer support.

Scotty Gage, Vice President of Sales in the United States, FE Technologies, recently commented on the partnership., "What we love about working with ByWater Solutions and Koha is that shared desire to serve libraries well and to offer solutions that impact the way the library can reach their communities."

About FE Technologies
FE Technologies has grown from 2007 into the most successful supplier of library RFID products in Australasia. Their research and development facility has been at the heart of their growth in RFID technology and they have developed an innovative range of library RFID products. FE Technologies opened a US Office in 2019, in Southlake, TX and their US Team has seen great success. From the Texas office, they support over 150 and counting installations in the US alone and Thousands Worldwide. FE Technologies is passionate about helping libraries do more of the amazing things they do by bringing efficiencies to staff and with our Envoy Self Loan Software, Patron App and Librarian Rover, a second to none Patron Experience to those they serve.

Read more about FE Technologies at https://www.fetechgroup.com/about-us/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full-service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Koha
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org/.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: RFIDopen sourceosspartnershippartnerkohaaspenaspen discoverykoha ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

EBSCO Information Services Announces Development of New Books Ordering Platform

LISWire - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 11:06

EBSCO Information Services Announces Development of New Books Ordering Platform
~ EBSCO is Committed to Enhancing the Book Experience and Delivering Value for Librarians and End Users ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — October 12, 2021 — As the books marketplace continues to evolve, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is committed to evolving with it, by prioritizing the changing needs of libraries and their patrons. This evolution relies on EBSCO’s investment in the books ecosystem and the ability to reimagine innovative, open and interoperable library workflows. Starting from discovery and acquisition to research and the end-user experience, these investments build upon the long-time strength of EBSCO's existing book services.

EBSCO is developing a new books ordering platform that will offer a modern, technology-driven approach to efficiently support the discovery, selection, acquisition, collection development and workflow integration needs of librarians. EBSCO Vice President of Product Management for Books John Brennan says this new platform will build upon the strengths of EBSCO's existing book services — GOBI® and EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM). “The new platform will carry forward what libraries value most — GOBI’s highly valued monograph metadata and robust collection development services and ECM’s ease of use — and create a brand-new platform to most effectively support evolving customer needs.”

The new platform will provide comprehensive collection development and acquisition tools for e-books, print books and related materials. It will include content from major academic publishers, popular e-book licensing models, sleek usability, improvements to support worldwide customers and value-added technical services. A diverse group of customers and publishers will aid in the concepting and development of the new platform. These include Austin Community College, The Claremont Colleges, Gettysburg College, Michigan State University, Orbis Cascade Alliance, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Oslo, University of Chicago, University of Liverpool, University of St. Andrews, De Gruyter, JSTOR, Taylor & Francis, Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House and Wiley.

University of St. Andrews Acquisitions and E-Resources Manager Aileen Cook explains the impact that the new books ordering platform will have on libraries. “Like all university libraries, St Andrews needs an efficient, intuitive, robust and up-to-date book-ordering platform. We’re delighted to be working with EBSCO, giving expert feedback to inform their development of a new platform that will work for our staff and, most importantly, improve our service to our users. As EBSCO customers of many years’ standing, we’re thrilled that they’re liaising with institutions to make sure we get something that works for us.”

The Claremont Colleges Director of Collections, Metadata, and Resource Sharing Maria Savova explains the importance of partnerships for the planning and development of EBSCO’s new books ordering platform. “I’m very excited to contribute my thoughts and feedback to the development of a user-friendly book ordering platform that will better meet the needs of libraries.”

Oxford University Press Director, Global Institutional Resellers and Channel Strategy Lisa Nachtigall explains the importance of providing innovative services to meet the ever-changing needs of the modern library. “With the accelerated shift in print-to-digital purchasing, and with more content being digitized and available through new business models, Oxford University Press welcomes the opportunity to ensure our online products are supported by a collection management service that anticipates and meets customer needs.”

EBSCO’s new ordering platform will seamlessly integrate with EBSCO products and services, open source resources including FOLIO and other key third-party workflow solutions and integrated library systems, for a more compelling user experience.

The new books ordering platform will be built upon EBSCO’s commitment to offer choice, open infrastructure and interoperability to customers worldwide. This dedication to choice is the foundation of EBSCO’s product development strategy, which centers around four key areas: content and collection development; interoperability and support for open systems; discovery and user experience; and customization, consultation and workflow support.

Recent developments that support these four areas include:

EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) user interface enhancements for book discovery, viewing, and accessing EBSCO eBooks™ in the mobile app
GOBI’s ILS integrations including FOLIO and Alma
EBSCO eBooks Open Access Collection
Increased number of e-book platforms and expanded access models in GOBI
In parallel with the planning and creation of a new books ordering platform, development of GOBI and EBSCOhostCollection Manager will continue. Upcoming enhancements include reading list software integration, enhanced e-book management controls, further support of open access e-books and expanded e-book platform and model offerings in GOBI. These recent and upcoming enhancements further reinforce EBSCO's commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of the modern library.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Erica Gilson
Senior Communications Specialist
[email protected]
978-414-0385

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesGOBI Library SolutionsGOBIEBSCOhost Collection ManagerECMBookscollection developmentBooks Servicesuser experiencelibraries

Equinox Welcomes Rolla Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 09:36

Atlanta, Ga., October 6, 2021 : Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to welcome Rolla Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium with their deployment of Evergreen ILS, an award winning library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

Rolla Public Library’s migration encompassed a collection of 66,009 items and supported 8,590 library users in their community. The migration included project management and configuration from Equinox Open Library Initiative in addition to data conversion of bibliographic, item and patron records plus deduplication. Remote training was completed by Equinox’s expert staff of degreed librarians. Rolla Public Library will be hosted on Sequoia which supports library automation services with 99.9% uptime.

“We recently migrated to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium and were so impressed with Equinox and their efficient migration schedule, exemplary virtual training sessions and friendly online support,” said Rebecca Buckley, Library Director at Rolla Public Library. “We are excited about our new library system and appreciative of the professional, kind, and reliable team support system we have experienced with Equinox.”

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“It is always a pleasure to introduce new libraries to the open source community,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. “Working with Rolla Public Library Staff on their migration to Evergreen ILS was a pleasure and I am excited to see them join the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.”

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877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

About Evergreen
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.

Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government libraries to museum and special library collections. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data. For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.

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Chile’s University of Concepcion Now Live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform

LISWire - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 11:04

Chile’s University of Concepcion Now Live with the FOLIO Library Services Platform
~ First Library in Latin America is Live on Open Source LSP with Hosting Services from EBSCO FOLIO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 5, 2021 — University of Concepcion (UdeC) has become the first library in Chile and Latin America to fully adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). UdeC utilized EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for their implementation services and will continue to use EBSCO FOLIO for hosting services. This is the first FOLIO implementation in Latin America and will serve as an example for libraries in the region looking to switch to an open-source LSP.

UdeC Library Director, Karen Jara, says that FOLIO is based on an architecture that guarantees continuous innovation and supports the integration of applications. “The FOLIO structure allows UdeC Libraries to advance in its modernization. Our involvement in the FOLIO implementation has given us the chance to witness the project’s progress. But the best is yet to come, and this team has the skills to achieve it,"

UdeC’s Head of Bibliographic Acquisitions, Paula Diaz, says that FOLIO’s focus on collaboration adds value to the platform’s services and embodies the mission of librarians. “The incorporation of FOLIO allows us to efficiently combine traditional services with the innovation that libraries advocate for, allowing us to be more adaptable to changes and respond in a timely manner to the needs of our users."

EBSCO’s lead FOLIO Implementation Consultant, Alexander Soto, says the commitment of the UdeC implementation team during the project to improve current workflows with integrations between FOLIO and local systems made for an effective transition. “UdeC’s collaboration with EBSCO’s extensive and highly experienced implementation team allowed the library to create a customizable system workflow with improved processes to their user record creation and journals subscriptions into the library.”

As part of their implementation, UdeC will continue to use EBSCO Discovery Service™ so that the library will be able to maintain the front end that users are accustomed to seeing while also modernizing their backend systems, and eliminating the need to sync the discovery layer with the ILS. As a GOBI® customer using FOLIO, UdeC will benefit from a streamlined book selection and acquisition workflow. When an order is placed in GOBI, it is seamlessly reflected in FOLIO with the purchase number, bibliographic record, and all associated order details and can be processed via electronic invoicing.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
[email protected]
978-414-0443

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCO FOLIOFOLIO lspLibrary Services Platformopen sourceAcademic LibrariesTechnologies: Open Source

Equinox Announces Sponsorship for the New England Library Association Annual Conference

LISWire - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 13:43
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Atlanta, Ga., October 4, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a trusted leader in open source technology services for libraries, is proud to support the 2021 New England Library Association’s Annual Conference. Equinox’s contribution will help fund in-person and virtual conference events running from September 1 through October 18, 2021.

“NELA provides incredible opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking across libraries in the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director at Equinox. “We are pleased to provide support for the 2021 New England Library Association Conference and applaud the creative approach to this event - offered in multiple formats and across several dates - allowing for maximum participation.”

The New England Library Association Annual Conference is taking place this year over the course of two months with days devoted to specific library themes including diversity, advocacy, leadership and management, and licensing electronic resources. The final day of the conference will take place in person on October 18 at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. For more information about the conference schedule please visit: https://nela2021.godaddysites.com/

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox's mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.

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FOLIO Launches Juniper Release

LISWire - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 12:51

FOLIO Launches Juniper Release
~ User Experience Improvements Emphasized in Latest FOLIO Platform Update ~

PHILADELPHIA — October 4, 2021 — The FOLIO Open Source Community has delivered its latest named release as the platform continues to grow. The Juniper Release includes platform updates and integration improvements that will provide libraries with even more features and functionality when adopting FOLIO.

FOLIO, the open source project, which leverages expertise from libraries, developers and service providers, has built an open source LSP that is being implemented around the world.

The Juniper release comes after the FOLIO Iris Release which extended support for semantic integration with FOLIO allowing patrons to request materials from remote storage, as well as letting library staff export and analyze circulation logs from comma-delimited files and CSV exports.

The Juniper Release offers platform enhancements that provide librarians with a better user experience in the FOLIO platform. These enhancements include the FOLIO dashboard that will allow users to see key information across their FOLIO apps at a glance. The Juniper Release also offers remote storage integration with CaiaSoft, circulation log improvements and shortcuts. View the full list of improvements in the Juniper release.

Jesse Koennecke, co-chair of the FOLIO Product Council and Director of Acquisitions and E-Resource Licensing Services at Cornell University Library, says the Juniper Release demonstrates FOLIO’s commitment to improving FOLIO for libraries ease of use. “The FOLIO community is continually improving the FOLIO platform for libraries of all shapes and sizes.”

Academic institutions have taken a variety of pathways when moving to FOLIO, between full implementation to starting with ERM (electronic resource management) functionality before replacing an existing ILS or by leveraging FOLIO apps such as circulation and inventory.

As libraries continue to implement the FOLIO LSP, FOLIO developers ensure that components can be readily developed or replaced in new releases as technologies and requirements evolve. The next release will be the Kiwi Release which is expected to launch November 2021. Information about the FOLIO Community and the upcoming releases can be found at https://wiki.folio.org.

About FOLIO
FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information, go to www.folio.org.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Media Relations, FOLIO
978-223-0438

Topics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansTags: FOLIOFOLIO lspopen sourceTechnologies: Open Source

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2022

LISWire - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 11:28

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2022
Serials Price Projection Report for 2022 ~ Annual Report Provides Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases for Academic and Academic Medical Libraries ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 30, 2021 — The 2022 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of three to five percent for individual titles and one to three percent for e-journal packages.

EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season. The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics and trends that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including how economic factors influence publisher pricing, library budget challenges, e-journal packages, Open Access (OA), and the non-renewal of print subscriptions.

Publisher price increases are back for the 2022 renewal season and library budgets remain a top concern in the information marketplace. The Read & Publish model of OA had gained traction, especially in Europe, but it is undetermined whether this will in fact have the desired impact of lowering overall spend on information. E-journal packages still have the most significant impact on library budgets and librarians continue to research the value of the larger budget expenditures.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it. To read the 2022 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/sites/g/files/nabnos191/files/acquiadam-assets/EBS...

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
[email protected]
978-414-0443

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesserialsSerials Price Projections Report2022 Serials Price Projections ReportE-Journal Packagesopen access

Equinox Supports the 2021 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference

LISWire - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 17:35

Atlanta, Ga., September 28, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a trusted leader in providing open source technology services for libraries is proud to support the 2021 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference will take place from September 29 through September 30, 2021. Full conference details can be found on the conference website: http://molib.org/conference/2021-mla-conference/

Equinox provides hosting and support for the Missouri Evergreen Consortium, a growing resource-sharing consortium founded in 2012 to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. Equinox has been supporting the consortium and its 55 systems, encompassing 141 libraries, since 2019. The Missouri Evergreen Consortium is hosting two events for community members, both on Wednesday, September 29th: the Evergreen Members Conference for Missouri Evergreen Library Users and the Missouri Evergreen Open Forum, providing an opportunity to learn more about how the “Missouri Evergreen Consortium brings together Missouri public libraries to strengthen and promote excellent library services to our member libraries and Missouri citizens.” For more information about the consortium visit: http://moevergreenlibraries.org/

“We are proud to support the Missouri Library Association, librarians, staff, and the Missouri Evergreen Consortium as you are ‘Charting the Future Together’ at the MLA Annual Conference in St. Louis,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director, Equinox Open Library Initiative. “Equinox believes that an active open source community is part of that future and we appreciate the opportunity to serve Missouri Libraries.”

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For more information:
Laura Barry
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Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox's mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.

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Equinox Joins EveryLibrary’s 5K Your Way for Libraries

LISWire - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:12

Atlanta, Ga., September 28, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, a trusted leader in open source technology services and support for libraries, is pleased to support the ‘5K Your Way for Libraries’ fundraising initiative by EveryLibrary, a nonprofit organization working to ensure stable funding for libraries through advocacy, education, and support. Between September 26, 2021 and October 2, 2021, individuals and teams will raise funds by completing ‘5K’ of an activity of their choice, such as running, reading, jumping jacks, and more. To join #TeamEquinox or make a donation please visit: https://bit.ly/TeamEquinox5K.

“Libraries in my neighborhood, and all over the country, do so much more than circulate materials,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Education Specialist with Equinox. “They provide programs that inspire learning and creativity. They assist people with job searches. They connect people with assistance in times of natural disaster. They act as voting precincts. If completing 5K of running, walking, or bicycling can help them continue doing those things, even in a small way, I’m happy to participate and encourage others to do the same.”

EveryLibrary supports public, school and college libraries with voter support campaigns which provide funding for library services and ongoing growth. They are a chartered 501(c)4 in the state of Illinois. Donations to the ‘5K Your Way for Libraries’ will support libraries nationwide. Learn more at: https://www.everylibrary.org/

“Libraries are a vital and integral part of our communities,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager at Equinox, who is completing 5K of indoor rowing. “Everyone should have equal access to libraries - I am happy to be a part of this fundraiser supporting libraries and EveryLibrary in their important work.”
Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is the successor to Equinox Software, Inc. Equinox's mission as a nonprofit is to promote and support a thriving ecosystem for open source library communities in order to provide libraries worldwide with innovative, affordable, and sustainable open source solutions. We are devoted to reducing barriers to library technology and services, expanding library access to open source software, and providing high quality technology, consulting, and support services.To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.

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EBSCO Information Services Honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award

LISWire - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:25

EBSCO Information Services Honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award
~ Recognized for Evidence-Based Nursing and Allied Health Resource Dynamic Health™ ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — Sept. 23, 2021 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) was selected as this year’s recipient of the 2021 International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award. EBSCO received the award for its work on Dynamic Health™, the company’s evidence-based tool designed for nurses and allied health professionals. Dynamic Health helps nurses and allied health professionals master skills, obtain fast answers to questions and foster an evidence-based culture and critical thinking.

IACET, the developers of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU), ensures through a rigorous accreditation process that continuing education and training programs deliver high-quality instruction. IACET’s annual awards honor companies that significantly contribute to the field of continuing education and training by following and/or exceeding the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training (ANSI).

Dynamic Health is a robust platform including nursing and allied health skill and competency development content. In February 2021, the resource expanded to provide clinical decision support tools, including evidence-based disease and conditions topics, signs and symptoms, test and labs and care interventions. Dynamic Health makes it easy for nurses to earn contact hours with in-context continuing education, which allows users to generate continuing education opportunities each time they use the tool to answer a clinical question.

EBSCO Chief Nursing Officer and Dynamic Health Editor-in-Chief Diane Hanson says IACET’s support of continuing education and training programs is vital to the success of adult learners looking to enhance their skills. “IACET continues to raise standards for resources like Dynamic Health that are looking to deliver successful learning outcomes for adult learners and improve outcomes for patients.”

As an IACET Accredited Provider, EBSCO offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of products are designed to improve patient care by providing healthcare professionals with the most current, evidence-based answers to clinical questions as they arise at the point of care. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
[email protected]
978-414-0420

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Special LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesEISEBSCO HealthDynamic HealthClinical DecisionsIACETInternational Accreditors for Continuing Education and TrainingAwardsInnovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award

Penticton Public Library Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:13

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here: https://search.pentictonlibrary.ca/

Enica Davis of the ByWater Solutions' Data and Implementation Team commented on the migration, "The staff at Penticton Public Library have created a beautiful catalog that is easy to navigate for their patrons. They were very engaged and a great bunch to work with. Dan Lerch, Systems Librarian, was amazing during the data extraction process and even wrote up some documentation that will help others migrating to Koha with ByWater Solutions. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them and am excited to have them as a part of the open source community!"

About the Penticton Public Library
The Penticton Public Library is a municipal library located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, a community of 33,000 people. The city is situated in the south Okanagan Valley nestled between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. The Okanagan Valley is part of the interior plateau known as the Okanagan Highland, surrounded by the Cascade Mountains in the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east. Library Service in Penticton began on Sept. 18, 1909 when the Penticton Public Library Reading Room and Library was opened.

Read more here: https://pentictonlibrary.ca/about

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https://bywatersolutions.com.

About Koha
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

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Equinox Presents at 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference

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Atlanta, Ga., September 20, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for Koha ILS is pleased to announce that Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager, will be presenting at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Rohlfs will be presenting The Versatility of Authorized Values on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00pm CDT. The presentation will provide an overview of predefined authorized values for Koha ILS, how they interact with the System Preferences and the Patron Attribute Class, and how to create new authorized values.

The 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference is a hybrid event taking place in person in McKinney, Texas, and online for virtual participants. The first two days of the conference will be streamed live, including Rohlfs’ presentation, on the Koha-US YouTube Channel which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/kohaUS.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be back with the Koha-US community, even if virtually,” said Erica Rohlfs. “It has been clear to me over the past year that, more than ever, ongoing education and community engagement are what will allow Koha and its user libraries to thrive. I am grateful to be able to play a part in supporting Koha-US through its annual conference.”

Erica Rohlfs, who earned her MLIS from Drexel University with a concentration in digital libraries, informs her presentation with over fifteen years of experience providing open source technology services for libraries including Koha ILS and Evergreen ILS.

“Equinox is committed to promoting open source community education and engagement and one way we do this is through conferences,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “Erica brings a wealth of experience to her presentation and we are looking forward to seeing her work highlighted at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference.”

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About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

About Koha ILS
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha Integrated Library System is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

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