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Wasatch County Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:39

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Wasatch County Library of Heber City, Utah is now live on Koha! They are joining the Uintah Basin Library System which is made up of libraries from Vernal, Roosevelt and Duchesne Utah.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 95,000 plus holdings from Horizon ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Wasatch's Koha system will be working in concert with Aspen Discovery to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.

The libraries' customized Aspen Discovery interface can be viewed at https://catalog.wasatchlibrary.org/.

About Wasatch County Library
The Mission of Wasatch County Library is to provide patrons with an expanding collection of resources to improve lives.

Read more about Wasatch County Library at http://www.wasatch.lib.ut.us/about.html

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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakohailsaspen discoveryOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together resources to help libraries serve their communities during the pandemic

LISWire - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 19:07

DUBLIN, Ohio, 31 March 2020—OCLC’s COVID-19 page brings together timely information, valuable resources, and opportunities for online discussion and instruction to help library professionals continue to serve their communities during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 resource page http://oc.lc/covid19-service-info offers options to provide remote access to library collections, optimize OCLC products and services, and connect and collaborate with other libraries.

“These are unprecedented times for all of us. Libraries globally are navigating in a new and uncertain environment. Their commitment to sharing information and serving their communities has never wavered. And OCLC is committed to serving libraries everywhere by providing resources and expertise to help,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO.

Resources available on the page include:

• Information to guide library professionals through options available to modify OCLC services if necessary.

• A growing list of freely available content, including recommended options to access this content through OCLC services, made accessible by OCLC partners.

• A COVID-19 Discussion Board available on the OCLC Community Center to help OCLC customers share information, ideas, and best practices about how they are responding to the pandemic.

• An evolving list of resources from WebJunction, including examples of how libraries are managing the COVID-19 crisis, links to other library-specific resource compilations, and relevant events.

Visit the COVID-19 resource page at http://oc.lc/covid19-service-info for updates and additional information.

About OCLC
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research, and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research, and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff, and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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The Koha Community and ByWater Add Tools to Help with COVID 19 Disruptions

LISWire - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:49

The Koha Community, one of the world's largest and most active Open Source communities, has come together to fast track a feature to allow libraries to bulk update due dates within the system. Previous to this, libraries and vendors would need to complete this action within the database which was more difficult and required vendor intervention if not self-hosted/supported.

The speed at which this feature was written, quality assurance tested, and rolled out was much faster than a typical timeline and illustrates how quickly an Open Source community can react to the needs of their libraries, especially during times of crisis.

Some of the immediate feedback we received from our libraries included

Wow! You guys are amazing. Thanks for all you do to keep our libraries going.

This is absolutely awesome!

Brilliant! Thank you!

Additionally, ByWater Solutions has green lit and is in the process of fast tracking further API integrations for Koha with e-content providers such as Hoopla so as to make it even easier for patrons to find all of the resources libraries provide within one interface. This in addition to Koha's already existing APIs for Overdrive, Recorded Books, and Cloud Library makes for a full featured multi-format interface which is perfect for the social distancing required during this time.

Using the Tool
This tutorial will show you how to use the tool within Koha. Monday Minutes: Bulk edit due dates.

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 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.

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal Now Available from EBSCO Information Services

LISWire - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:08

COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal Now Available from EBSCO Information Services
~ Site Curates Valuable Resources for Healthcare Professionals, Medical Librarians, Health IT Professionals and Medical Researchers ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 31, 2020 — A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The portal was created to meet the needs of the healthcare information community in a time when information is released at a rapid rate, from all areas of the knowledge ecosystem. The COVID-19 portal provides researchers and healthcare professionals with consolidated access to real-time, credible information. Librarians and information professionals are also called upon to suggest resources that should be added to the site.

EBSCO Information Services Chief Medical Knowledge Officer Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, FAMIA, says the portal was developed to provide useful information to many professionals seeking information about COVID-19. “This is a time of massive and rapid information demand. By creating this portal, we are responding to the needs of many sectors of society by making COVID-19 information available for a diverse set of users. To meet this great need, we have enabled information professionals and others to contribute — to leverage their expertise developing collections and vetting sources — which we’ve made possible through this portal.”

The portal was created in collaboration with EBSCO’s Stacks division. Stacks Founder and EBSCO Information Services Vice President of SaaS Product and Technology Kristin Delwo says the portal is an evolving platform that aims to include all trusted resources to best meet the needs of the online research community. “At its simplest level, the COVID-19 portal is a way to help people share and find information. As experts in clinical content, EBSCO is well positioned to curate a site of this magnitude and to understand the best curators of this valuable content.”

The EBSCO Clinical Decisions division provides clinical decision support resources to healthcare institutions around the world. The COVID-19 portal is one of several ways that EBSCO has made healthcare information accessible during the pandemic. DynaMed®, EBSCO’s clinical decision support tool, has made its COVID-19 clinical topic open, offering easy access to evidence-based information related to treatment that is updated daily. EBSCO has also developed a healthcare resource center to provide open access to the content it provides to medical, nursing and allied health professionals.

To learn more, visit covid-19.ebscomedical.com.

About EBSCO’s Health Resources
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, medical research information and healthcare business intelligence for the healthcare industry. EBSCO users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE® Complete) plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO’s health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the research platform favored by libraries around the world.

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
978-356-6500 x3485
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCO HealthDynaMedCOVID-19HealthcarePOCStacksresearchClinical Decision SupportTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Special LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Jackson Memorial goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 15:43

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Jackson Memorial Library of Tenants Harbor, Maine is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 15,000 plus holdings from the LibLime and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://jml.bywatersolutions.com/.

Nate Curulla, Owner and CRO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the Migration.

We are thrilled to have the Jackson Memorial migrate to the Koha Community. We love seeing the growing presence of Koha expand across the US.

About Jackson Memorial Library
Jackson Memorial Library serves the St. George community by providing information, materials, services, and programs to families and individuals of all ages for their education, enrichment, and personal enjoyment. The Library provides a welcoming and comfortable public space for social interaction, civic engagement, and quiet study.

Read more at https://www.jacksonmemoriallibrary.org/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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

History Goes Digital With Exact Editions & BBC World Histories Collaboration

LISWire - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:44

History enthusiasts, students and professionals alike can now dive into the past at the click of a button with a digital subscription to the complete archive of BBC World Histories Magazine, available across web, iOS and Android devices. Individuals and institutions will gain immediate access to an archive of back issues, accessible from wherever they are in the world.

Essential reading for the internationally curious reader, BBC World Histories gives a fresh perspective on how the past has influenced today’s events, exploring the context that had forged today’s global, political and economic landscape.

The complete archive comprises 21 issues and will grow in size and value with each monthly issue published. The Exact Editions platform not only presents the issues in an intuitive stacking interface, but offers comprehensive search functionalities that ensure seamless navigation to specific articles or issues.

BBC World Histories is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/bbc-world-histories

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/bbc-world-histories

Mark Summerton, Publisher of Apps & Digital Editions at Immediate Media, said: “The new digital edition will greatly widen the institutional potential of the magazine. It joins several other BBC titles on the Exact Editions platform and I’m sure it will enjoy the same success in both the individual and institutional market.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The new archive is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in world history. It casts an eye over today’s events whilst keeping one foot in the past; such retrospective analysis is greatly important for historical studies today.”

About BBC World Histories:

Published by Immediate Media, BBC World Histories Magazine is a monthly magazine that forms part of the ‘History Extra’ group along with BBC History Magazine & BBC History Revealed. Each issue of the magazine explores the history behind the headlines, explain the fascinating and complex backstories that accompany today’s global news stories.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Tes Launches Brand New Digital Edition

LISWire - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:22

London, 23rd March 2020

Individual and institutional subscribers can now access a growing archive of digital issues of Tes. Available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android devices, the new digital resource is essential weekly reading for all those in the education sector.

Beginning life as a pull-out supplement in The Times newspaper over 100 years ago, the weekly magazine has delivered in-depth features on pedagogy and education research for the past decade. Tes is an education business that supports teachers, school staff and schools to succeed in every aspect of their teaching life and the magazine’s contents aims to provide readers with the best practice, pedagogical tips and real-life experiences in their work as inspirational educators.

The new archive comprises back issues from the start of 2020 onwards and will grow with each new issue published. Individual and institutional subscribers will benefit from an intuitive digital interface and advanced search functionalities that extend across all devices.

Tes is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/tes

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/tes

Head of Operations Greg Frost said: “It’s brilliant to be able to offer a cutting-edge digital edition of the magazine. The archive will grow in size and depth as the weeks pass, allowing readers to delve into an ever-expanding back catalogue of past articles and features at the click of a button.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We’re delighted to have Tes on board. The magazine’s crucial content surrounding education will be of immense value to institutions all over the world.”

About Tes:

Tes editorial has been the voice of teachers and education since it started life as a supplement in The Times newspaper over 100 years ago. For the past decade, they have been delivering in-depth features on pedagogy and education research in the weekly Tes magazine. In addition, hundreds of thousands of teachers and school leaders from across the world visit tes.com/news for daily updates on education news and peer-to peer discussion and debate.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Schreiner University goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:21

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Schreiner University of Kerrville, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 108,000 plus holdings from the Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://schreiner.bywatersolutions.com/.

About the Logan Library Schreiner University
The William M. Logan Library supports undergraduate to graduate-level teaching and learning by developing student-focused resources, services, and environments that support all disciplines of study and life-long educational development.

Read more at http://library.schreiner.edu/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.

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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Equinox Welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director

LISWire - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:06

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

Equinox was founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. In 2016 it became a non-profit with a mission to advance open source technologies through on-going involvement in the open source community. As part of furthering its non-profit mission, Equinox is pleased to welcome Lisa Carlucci.

Lisa Carlucci brings to Equinox two decades of library, technology, and management experience, including managing library systems and services and leading the development of innovative information and educational technologies. Carlucci is currently the Executive Director at Library Connection, Inc., in Windsor, Connecticut, and was previously the Director of Dissemination and Implementation at the Center for Social Innovation (C4 Innovations) in Needham, Massachusetts. She was also a librarian and project manager at Yale University, library systems administrator at Southern Connecticut State University, and training and curriculum developer at OCLC. She is the founder of Design Think Do consulting and a speaker and writer on library innovation. A graduate of Syracuse University, Carlucci was recognized by Library Journal as a “Mover and Shaker” and was named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association.

“I am excited to join the Equinox team and work together to expand the reach of sustainable open source solutions,” said Lisa Carlucci. “Equinox Open Library Initiative is committed to advancing innovation and empowering all libraries to meet the evolving needs of their communities. I look forward to bringing my energy, experience, and enthusiasm to this important work.”

To learn more about Equinox Open Library Initiative as well as our ongoing collaborations with libraries and the open source community please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Arlington Public Library

LISWire - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:39

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 Discovery Open Source system for Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.

You can view Arlington's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://libcat.arlingtonva.us/

Here is a recent quote from Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery:

It's been truly inspiring to work with such a dedicated team to make Aspen Discovery even more accessible for our public users. The improvements made to Aspen for this migration represents a monumental push into the development of Aspen as an Open Source product.

About Arlington Public Library
Arlington Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Read more at https://library.arlingtonva.us/about-us/

Here is a recent quote from the Arlington Library Web Team:

We are extremely excited to significantly expand the functionality of our discovery services with Aspen. Some of the new features like uploading custom covers to any record, separating physical from eContent materials when looking at checkouts and holds and improved OverDrive integration were completed before go-live, has us thrilled to be partnering with ByWater Solutions for this project.

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

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.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: aspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layerdiscovery solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Hollis Social Library Goes Live with ByWater Koha Support

LISWire - Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Hollis Social Library, Hollis, New Hampshire is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from TLC Library. Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://hollisnh.bywatersolutions.com/.

About Hollis Social Library
The Mission of the Hollis Social Library is to connect patrons with informational, cultural, and recreational resources to enrich life, promote literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity, support lifelong learning, and stimulate the imagination.

Read more at https://www.hollislibrary.org/

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 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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale Unveils Fourth Installment of Archives of Sexuality and Gender Series

LISWire - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:22

Primary Source Collection Explores the Untold Stories of Southern African and Australian LGBTQ History and Culture

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 17, 2020 – In collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the fourth installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality and Gender series. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, a part of Gale Primary Sources, explores the untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture, with a focus on southern Africa and Australia throughout the 20th century (1820-2016). This never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first three archives, providing researchers and scholars access to thousands of rare and unique resources that offer historical perspectives into the populations and regions of the world that have been underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive: http://bit.ly/3b0dULn.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture presents cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality and organizations and prominent figures in LGBTQ history in southern Africa and Australia. Additionally, it presents documentation of grassroots activism, the papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, and lesbian culture internationally. Researchers and scholars will gain key insights into the oppression, struggles and triumphs of southern African and Australian LGBTQ individuals and groups as well as international lesbian activism and herstory.

View a video on the value and uniqueness of the new archive: http://bit.ly/3d37U6F.

“Gale is committed to publishing collections that support the study and inclusion of diverse and minority voices,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “Offering new perspectives on sexuality and gender studies while making certain LGBTQ history is not erased from the historical record supports initiatives to decolonize the curriculum and are key goals of the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Gale is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to preserving cultural memory.”

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture features three unique collections that highlight the struggle for equality, document social activism and detail the development of LGBTQ culture and society:

• Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA): a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) culture and education in southern Africa. It was founded to address the erasure of LGBTQ experiences from official archives, histories and other spaces in South Africa. Collections feature:

• Papers of Simon Tseko Nkoli: a prominent anti-apartheid, gay and lesbian rights, and HIV/AIDS activist.

• Papers of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG): a nonprofit LGBTIQ advocacy organization offering counseling and health services and raising awareness against persecution.

• Exit Newspaper: South Africa’s longest-running monthly LGBTIQ publication.

• Papers of LEGATRA: The Lesbians, Gays and Transgender Persons Association (LEGATRA) was established in 1997 as an alliance for the defense of lesbians, gays and transgender persons’ basic human rights in Zambia. Due to institutional harassment, LEGATRA was short lived, with most members fleeing Zambia’s borders.

• Papers of Joy Wellbeloved: prominent transgender activist involved with the Phoenix Society, an organization for white men who dressed in women’s clothing.

• Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA): Australia’s only community group that collects, preserves and makes LGBTIQ material from across the country readily accessible. The ALGA periodicals collection represents the history of the early gay liberation movement in Australia from the 1970s to the 2010s. The ALGA and Gale have partnered to digitize more than 150 titles from the collection, with particular strengths in 1970s to 1980s activism, cultural and social history, community newsletters, support groups, the arts and entertainment and the AIDS crisis.

All six Australian states are represented in the collection, offering LGBTIQ history across the continent. Titles include:

• National level: OutRage and Gayzette.

• State level: CAMP NSW Newsletter and Speaking Volumes (Adelaide).

• Metropolitan centers: Capital Q (Sydney) and Now in Melbourne.

• Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA): gathers and preserves records of lesbian lives and activities. The collection includes nearly 130,000 pages of manuscripts and ephemera from two collections:

• Organization Files: content from more than 1,600 groups that focus on lesbian issues and women’s/feminist groups with a lesbian focus or participation.

• Geographic Files: local “lesbian/gay maps,” event flyers, bar listings, newspaper clippings and local newsletters gathered from around the world, covering Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender series is available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, enabling cross-archival searching to help users make new connections across topics. For those looking to explore even deeper insights, the series is also available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. This allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

This fourth installment offers:

• access to more than 450,000 pages of rare content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sexuality and gender in southern Africa and Australia.

• untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture in southern Africa and Australia, regions generally underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender.

• coverage of organizations involved in lesbian rights in the 20th century, as well as lesbian ephemera from each of the states in the U.S. and countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

• cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program is complementary to Gale’s Dartmouth Medal winning, Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality, LGBTQ history, and gender studies.

To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture webpage: http://bit.ly/3d127hM.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
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EBSCO eBooks™ Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2020 ASPIRE Accessibility Audit

LISWire - Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:03

EBSCO eBooks™ Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2020 ASPIRE Accessibility Audit
~ EBSCO eBooks™ Receives First-Ever Maximum Score for a Platform or Publisher ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 12, 2020 — For the second time, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 46 e-book platforms assessed in the 2020 ASPIREverified Accessibility Audit with the first-ever perfect score of 100 percent. This honor recognizes an organization’s commitment to improving the content and communication of its accessibility statements in order to provide full transparency to customers and end-users.

ASPIREverified is the first verification service for accessibility statements in the publishing industry. This service helps create a transparent environment for content by reviewing, scoring, and verifying the accessibility statements of top publishers and vendors. Their efforts aim to promote accessibility by encouraging publishers and platform providers to supply clear communications to customers and to continue to improve transparency surrounding their products. In the 2019 ASPIREverified audit, EBSCO received a Gold score of 85 percent. EBSCO has proven its dedication to improving the user experience by not only increasing its score by 15 percentage points, but also by becoming the first platform or publisher to achieve a maximum.

EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management for EBSCO eBooks™ Kara Kroes Li says this ranking reflects EBSCO’s continued commitment to improving the user experience of EBSCO products. “Being the first platform provider to receive a perfect score on the ASPIRElist shows our dedication to accessibility and to the inclusion of all users, regardless of ability. The ASPIRE project helped us understand the importance of clear and comprehensive accessibility documentation, which saves students’ time and improves their experience with our products. Inclusion in this audit also provides us insights that we can use to further improve the accessibility of EBSCO eBooks. We are grateful to our partners at ASPIRE for moving the industry forward through this valuable project.”

In addition to participating in the ASPIRE audit, EBSCO recently unveiled a series of enhancements, new capabilities and interface designs that will be delivered over the coming year and beyond that will improve the user experience. The roadmap highlights the efforts EBSCO is making to ensure products are not only usable but also accessible to every user, keeping their unique needs in mind. With the help of EBSCO’s partners, W3C and The Carroll Center for Blind, EBSCO has been able to conduct user research and perform on-site testing that ensures the advancement toward WCAG 2.1AA compliance.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of User Experience and Product Management Tim Lull says as EBSCO is working toward platform enhancements that have accessibility at their core, this designation is a sign that the company is moving in the right direction. “The ASPIREverified audit results are a great indicator that focusing on the user experience and factoring accessibility into all development projects is the way to go, and as the EBSCO platform evolves we expect even more improvements that will positively impact the experience of all users.”

EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than 1,500,000 high-quality e-books and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and university presses from around the world.

For more information about EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira

LISWire - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:05

EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira
~ Zepheira Uncovers Connections to Library Data and Supports Open Discovery ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 27, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira uncovers previously hidden data and insights for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to making information available when, where and how users need it.

The team behind Zepheira were leaders within the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortia (W3C) while at MIT and co-founded the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative at OCLC. More recently Zepheira provided the technical leadership for the Library of Congress in developing the BIBFRAME Linked Data standard for bibliographic data. These are trusted and highly utilized data standards and working groups setting industry standards in both the library and broader information services community.

Zepheira’s linked data technology allows library data to be referenced on the open web and in knowledge panels by service providers such as Google. This makes it easier to bring additional patrons into the library system, expanding the reach of its content, and provides enriched and contextually relevant information for patrons. Following the integration of library collections data into the Google knowledge panel at the end of last year, the impact of these technologies for libraries is increasing. EBSCO first partnered with Zepheira in 2015 and the partnership includes data enrichment services with NoveList® Select, offering additional data access points to patrons searching for reading resources.

Zepheira’s expertise and technologies combined with EBSCO’s resources, library collections and open web resources will bring advanced new capabilities to shared products and services. In the future, Zepheira’s linked data capabilities will have far-ranging applications across information discovery, resource management and stewardship.

Founder and CEO of Zepheira, Eric Miller, says joining EBSCO is a great next step for Zepheira. “Our companies’ missions and cultures are closely aligned. With our combined capabilities and resources, we can more effectively weave the best of what libraries and the web offer each other and deliver increased value to the communities we both care about.”

EBSCO Information Services Vice President, NoveList, Danielle Borasky, says this combination will leverage the power of EBSCO’s depth and breadth of content and large network of partners. “We know how important it is for libraries to be more visible and connected to their communities. We have been working with Zepheira to help libraries increase their reach and expand their data, making their collections available to a wider audience. With this acquisition, we look to continue our mission to make it easy for patrons to find the information they need through their library, anytime, anywhere.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:54

Gale Presents: Udemy Connects Patrons to On-Demand Video Courses for Personalized Learning and Upskilling

PLA Conference, NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 26, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. Now libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy.

As the employment landscape continuously changes, workers are being tasked to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive. Studies show that on average, workers change jobs 12 times in their lifetime[i], making it essential for libraries to offer services that help adults build new skills that align with industry trends and to prepare for the shift toward workforce automation. Gale Presents: Udemy empowers users to keep up with these demands, providing upskilling opportunities in areas such as business, tech, design and more to enable professional and personal success.

View the video on Gale Presents: Udemy, here: http://bit.ly/2VmFEoS.

“We partnered with Udemy because we have a shared belief in the power and joy of learning. Our mission for public libraries is to expand their role within the communities they serve by supporting their commitment to lifelong learning and workforce development,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale Presents: Udemy helps achieve this by providing self-paced, personalized learning opportunities that help libraries transform lives.”

With a library card, along with a Google or Microsoft account at participating public libraries, patrons can access thousands of online courses as well as select instructors and content that best match their skills needs and learning preferences. Users can filter search results by course features, competency level, duration, topic and ratings, enabling them to pave their own learning journey. When courses are completed, users receive a certificate of course completion.

“Libraries have always been centers for lifelong learning and personal and professional development, which is core to our mission at Udemy,” said Darren Shimkus, president of Udemy for Business. “We’re thrilled to partner with Gale to offer fresh content on relevant and cutting-edge topics, and arm patrons with the skills required in today’s workplace and beyond."

Gale Presents: Udemy provides:

• Unlimited, On-Demand Access to 4,000+ Curated Courses Across More Than 75 Categories: access to high-quality, in-demand content covering technical and business skills.

• Curated Collection of Courses from the Udemy.com Marketplace: gives users access to the latest courses on top trending and relevant skills, helping them achieve success at work and in life.

• Up-to-Date Courses: provides the most current and relevant content available on the market. Courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics, ensuring learners are developing skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas.

• World-Class Instructors: users are taught by leading experts who are world-class thought leaders, subject matter experts, bestselling authors and award-winning professors who are working and making advancements in their fields.

• Smart Recommendations: gives users course suggestions based on previous interactions with the platform.

• Supplemental Course Resources: helps reinforce learning and put newly learned skills into practice. More than 60% of courses in Gale Presents: Udemy include assignments, quizzes, practice tests and coding exercises. Additionally, 90% of the courses offer subtitles and/or transcripts for video lectures to support a variety of learning styles.

• Anytime, Anywhere Access: with the iOS and Android apps, users can download courses to view offline, listen with podcast-style audio and watch using Chromecast or Apple TV.

Gale will showcase Gale Presents: Udemy at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, February 26-28 in Nashville, TN at Gale booth #712.

For more information or to request a trial, visit the Gale Presents: Udemy webpage: http://bit.ly/2STILTz.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale blog - http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

Media Contact:
Kayla Siefker, Gale, a Cengage company, 248-915-9624, [email protected]

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[i] Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, “Number of Jobs, Labor Market Experience, and Earnings Growth: Results from a National Longitudinal Survey,” news release no. USDL-19-1520, August 22, 2019, https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/nlsoy.pdf.

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Ian Fleming’s Literary Journal The Book Collector Launches Complete Digital Archive

LISWire - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:07

The complete archive of The Book Collector, a literary journal founded by author Ian Fleming in 1952, is now available for individual and institutional subscriptions worldwide. It currently comprises 280 issues that can be seamlessly accessed on web, IOS and Android devices.

Commenting on all aspects of the book, the quarterly issues of The Book Collector feature fascinating articles written by international experts together with book reviews, auction results indexed by title and author, details of book dealers’ catalogues and of exhibitions held worldwide. Ian Fleming, who was most famously known for his creation of the character of James Bond but who also had a lesser-known passion for book collecting, founded The Book Collector the same year that he wrote Casino Royale, the first Bond novel. The range and sharpness of the writing make The Book Collector an essential resource for all who are interested in our literary heritage, whether students, academics or literature enthusiasts.

The new digital archive’s intuitive stacking interface means that each decade, year and issue benefits from the advanced search functionalities of the Exact Editions platform. Specific authors, articles and topics can be located instantly and shared with fellow subscribers at the touch of a button, constituting a seamless reader experience.

The Book Collector is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-book-collector

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-book-collector

Publisher James Fleming said: “The brand new digital archive will be a resource that proves second to none to those who study or have a passion for literature. We’re excited to be working with Exact Editions to extend the journal’s reach to an international academic audience.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “It’s a joy to have the complete archive of The Book Collector on the platform. The issues have transferred wonderfully to both web and mobile digital platforms and it will attract subscribers from around the globe.”

About The Book Collector:

The Book Collector has now been published without break for nearly seventy years. It comes out quarterly and offers 192 pages of wit, pleasure and knowledge on all aspects of the book. Each issue contains up to ten articles, illustrated as appropriate, plus reviews, prices at book auctions, obituaries and a section on world-wide book chat.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Contract Renewal The Hague Academy of International Law and Brill

LISWire - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:38

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 February 2020

Brill and The Hague Academy of International Law have renewed their co-publishing agreement for the publications of The Hague Academy, in print and online. With this new agreement the successful collaboration between the Academy and Brill of the past 15 years will be continued in the coming years.

The publications of The Hague Academy include the Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye/Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law, the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and the Pocket Book Series. All publications are available in print and electronic form.

Erik De Baedts, Treasurer of The Hague Academy (based at the Peace Palace), says: “At times when tensions in international relations are rising, the field of international law is more important than ever. The publications the Hague Academy provides are a cornerstone in the further study and development of international law. The Academy highly appreciates the fact that Brill, through its networks and experience, is actively engaging in broader marketing and wider distribution of these publications throughout the world.”

Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill, comments: “We are very proud to continue our partnership with The Hague Academy of International Law in the coming years. We look forward to further expand the market coverage of its prestigious publishing program and to work with the Academy on the development of new publishing initiatives.”

For more information on this collaboration, contact Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill, via [email protected].

About The Hague Academy of International Law
Since its beginning in 1923, The Hague Academy of International Law has been a leading center for high-level teaching and research in public and private international law. Every year, the Academy organizes its renowned Summer Courses for hundreds of participants from all over the world, and since 2019 it expanded its program with Winter Courses. The courses are given by distinguished experts, including academics, practitioners, diplomats, and other experts. The courses are published in the series Recueil des cours/Collected Courses, available both in print and electronic form.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit Brill.com.

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Gale and Washington State Library Support Middle School Student Reading Development Through Large Print Books

LISWire - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:42

89 Middle Schools in Washington State Receive Curated Collection of Thorndike Press Large Print Books to Advance Literacy and Nurture Positive Reading Habits

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and PULLMAN, Wash. – February 19, 2020 – Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Washington State Library improve student literacy. The two organizations have partnered to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle school libraries across Washington state. Now reluctant and struggling readers have access to a valuable literacy intervention resource that not only strengthens and develops literacy skills, but also supports the development of lifelong reading habits students need to become future-ready learners.

Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students. A recent study conducted by Project Tomorrow®, an education nonprofit, indicates that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets.

“Reading is so important for overall learning and development. Our mission is to connect Washington through the power of libraries while building strong and informed communities, and reading accessibility is key to making that happen,” said Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian. “We know that middle school can be a time when students’ reading habits may slow down and providing large print materials is one more way for school libraries to make sure their collections are accessible to all readers.”

Thorndike Press large print books are similar in size and have the same cover art as the original edition. By using a 16-point font on thinner, higher quality paper and laying out the text to maximize the use of white space, the books reduce eyestrain and increase readability.

The large print collection was funded by a grant program from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). All middle schools in Washington were eligible and invited to apply to receive the collection. Washington State Library selected Thorndike Press as a partner due to its broad selection of young adult titles, similar look to standard print editions and affordable pricing. Front Desk, The Stars Beneath our Feet, Dragon Pearl, On the Come Up and Puddin’ are among the 30 titles chosen by Washington State Library.

Early reactions from grant recipients include:

“We have a lot of students whose reading levels are well below middle school. Having large print books helps them access reading and books they generally are too afraid to try because of how long they are. With the larger font, they feel they can have a better chance at reading the book, don’t lose their place, and causes less frustration. The collection of books also gave them great variety for free choice.” –Middle School Librarian in Vancouver, WA

“Several students have told me they really love the large print books because a larger font makes it ‘easier to read.’ I have no doubt, in the short time they've been available to students, they will continue to be popular. I have duplicate copies of several of these titles and when given a choice of format, I'm noticing that students actually prefer the large print.” –Middle School Librarian in Lacey, WA

“I've had students choose to put a "regular" book back on the shelf so that they can take the large print edition instead.” –Middle School Librarian in Spokane Valley, WA

“Large print materials are more than books, they are a gateway for students to find their passion for reading,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale, a Cengage company. “The large print format is changing lives by providing readers with a literacy solution that works – I couldn’t be happier that we’re able to extend this opportunity to students across Washington state.”

About Washington State Library
The Washington State Library (WSL) is part of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State. Connecting Washington through the power of libraries, WSL seeks to build prosperous and informed communities by providing technology, access to information, and resources to its patrons. The Library connects Washingtonians to their history, employing digital initiatives and other preservation strategies to tell the stories of local communities and to celebrate our common heritage. In addition, WSL provides important resources for professional skills building and helps foster civic engagement by empowering state legislators and their staff, state agencies, and citizens with historical knowledge and research tools to make informed decisions.

Follow WSL on:
• Twitter - @WAStateLib
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateLibrary
• Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/washingtonstatelibrary/

About Thorndike Press
As the leading large print publisher, Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, helps readers of all ages enjoy books. Publishing unabridged reprints in large print format for middle grade and young adult readers started in 1999 and our catalog of more than 400 titles grows monthly with high-interest fiction and nonfiction books, including contemporary classics, award-winners and bestsellers. Our commitment to producing high quality, 100% guaranteed large print books supports young readers as they develop the skills necessary to become successful, confident, lifelong readers.

Follow Thorndike Press on:
• Twitter - @ThorndikePress
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThorndikePress/

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale blog - http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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#1 International Best Seller: Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature by Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD

LISWire - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:17

(Santa Fe, NM, February 17, 2020) Join Enneagram Press and PenPower Book Marketing Services in congratulating Santa Fe author Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD, on the release of her revised and updated book, Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature, a #1 International best selling book. Released on February 14, 2020, Deep Living with the Enneagram will take you on a journey from disconnection to wholeness. Discover what it means to heal the roots of inner struggle and recover your innate capacity for wholeness.

Written with the awareness that we aren’t given a guidebook that helps us comprehend who we really are, how to experience life with less stress and struggle, or how we can live with more authenticity, the expanded purpose of this revised and updated edition is twofold: first, to provide ways to build on our innate though often unrecognized capacities for developing a strong core foundation to serve as an anchor in today’s uncertain times; and second, to enhance awareness that our personal level of presence—freedom from compulsions of the habitual self and receptivity to new ways of being—makes a difference not only in our own lives but to the well-being of others and the planet.

Drawing upon the sacred-psychology of the Enneagram and the power of presence, this book guides us in recovering more and more of who we truly are. With compassion, wisdom, and practical insight, the author helps us cultivate our innate capacities for living deeply, leading to an intimate and transformed relationship with ourselves.

Praise for Deep Living with the Enneagram

"This is a book that makes possible deeper intimacy with your self by bringing together the practical and the profound."

—Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, Co-Authors
The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types

"The malaise of our time is shallow-mindedness, superficiality, and abbreviated awareness. Deep Living by Dr.
Roxanne Howe-Murphy offers a compelling antidote."

—Michael J. Gelb, Author
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

"Let this master coach be your guide."
—Larry Dossey, MD, Author
ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

"Learn how to be true to yourself without getting trapped in your personality. That is when freedom and deep living really begin. There is great wisdom here!"

—Christiane Northrup, MD
New York Times Best-Selling Author
Goddesses Never Age, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

"Roxanne Howe-Murphy captures the deepest beat of life and translates it for the ears, eyes, and hearts of all
who claim readiness to what life can be about. To live deeply may not be for the faint of heart, but there is
much Light and Liberation in the pilgrimage to our very essence. The Enneagram, as Roxanne sees it and
utilizes it, is a sacred path, an expedition in love of Self and of others. To know one’s inherent nature is to be
realized and truly free."

—Harriett Simon Salinger, MCC, LCSW
Executive and Personal Coach, Spiritual Director, and Certified Seeker

About the Author: A pioneer in integrating the Enneagram and coaching, Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD, works as a changemaker, teacher, and retreat leader. She is the author of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change and Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything That Matters through the Enneagram. She teaches internationally and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Title: Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature
Category: Inspiration & Personal Growth/Spiritual/Personality
Publisher: Enneagram Press, Santa Fe NM
ISBN: 978-0-9793847-3-8 Pbk ($32.95)
978-0-9793847-4-5 eBook ($9.95)
978-0-9793847-5-2 Audiobook

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Equinox migrates Oregon County Library District to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:54

Duluth, Ga., February 17, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

The Oregon County Library District’s move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox.

“Working with Equinox on Evergreen has been a great experience for the staff of the Oregon County Library District,” said Janice Richardson, Library Coordinator at Oregon County Library District. “We are a small, rural library district with limited resources. Joining the consortium has opened up a whole new world for our patrons with access to materials currently not available at our small branch libraries. The Evergreen training staff at Equinox have been phenomenal, going above and beyond our expectations in terms of training and follow-up questions and concerns. We are looking forward to continued growth and support from the Equinox and Evergreen team as we move forward."

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. They are 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.

“The five libraries of the Oregon County Library District (OCLD) recently joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium of libraries,” said Jennifer Weston, Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “For the first time, patrons served by these libraries will now have an interactive online library catalog which gives them the ability to access and manage their library accounts as well as search for materials and place holds on items. Equinox is excited and honored to be working with the OCLD libraries and their staff members who have been working diligently to implement this new system to provide new opportunities for their communities.”

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SCLENDS, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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