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Gale Launches Second Installment of Women’s Studies Archive Series

LISWire - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:38

Brings Women’s Voices to the Forefront, Exploring the Evolution of Feminism Beyond Women’s Suffrage

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 23, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its world-renowned Women’s Studies Archive series. Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision, looks beyond women’s suffrage and explores the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries (1780-2000). Building on the platform of the first collection, Issues and Identity, this new archive brings more female voices to the forefront, critical for scholars working in women’s history, gender studies and social history. Read Gale’s blog about Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/2TyVtbd.

As scholars seek to diversify the perspectives from which history is commonly told, Voice and Vision brings awareness of and recognition to the accomplishments of women. The archive features collections focused solely on female authors as well as magazine and journals created by women. Researchers now have access to periodicals written, illustrated and published by women, representing their work, causes, concerns and voices — largely unavailable until now.

View a video on Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/38jXYm5.

Voice and Vision examines critical areas of study including the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce, social reform and much more. It provides a diverse, global perspective on women’s history, including material on Chicana leaders and activists, allowing researchers to understand a variety of perspectives on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

Voice and Vision shares women’s stories from world-renowned libraries across 15 collections, including:

The British Library

• Women’s Periodicals: Digitized periodicals cover every aspect of the surge of emancipationist activities from 1870 to the gaining of full, universal suffrage in 1928 and beyond.

• Women’s Printing Society Publications: Covers the Society’s output from 1874–1943, both its publications and employment opportunities for women in a previously restricted profession.

Swarthmore College

• Anna Garlin Spencer Papers, 1878–1931: Includes correspondence and writings from this founding member of the Women’s Peace Party.

• Hannah Johnston Bailey Papers, 1858–1923: Includes correspondence, memorabilia and more from Bailey, a Quaker pacifist and suffragist.

• Lydia G. Wentworth Papers, 1902–1947: Features correspondence and manuscripts of the ardent peace advocate and writer.

• Edwin D. Mead and Lucia Ames Mead Papers, 1876–1936: Includes extensive coverage of the couple’s work as leaders of the U.S. and international peace movements.

• Hannah Clothier Hull Papers, 1889–1958: Features a depth of material from a founder of the Woman’s Peace Party and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

American Antiquarian Society

• Monographs on and by Women: Features contributions from predominantly female authors of poetry, fiction, memoirs, children’s literature, and more on an eclectic mix of topics.

New York University

• Papers of Mary E. Gawthorpe: An extensive collection of material highlights the British suffragist’s friendships with a network of like-minded leaders and activists.

• Papers of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Dubbed “The Rebel Girl,” this collection details Flynn’s work as a professional revolutionary against capitalism.

The National Archives (United Kingdom)

• Records of the Women’s National Commission: Features rare materials from the commission (1916–2010), established to ensure female opinions were given due weight in the deliberation of the government and matters of public interest.

• Records of the Equal Opportunities Commission: Presents material from 1962–2007 exploring the Commission’s work to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sex or marriage and to promote equal opportunities for men and women.

University of California, Santa Barbara

• Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional Archives: Contains materials that promote the image of Chicana/Latina women in all levels of society.

• National Network of Hispanic Women Archives: Features a depth of resources to promote the continuation of ethnic and gender studies, gender research and debate.

• Alicia Escalante Papers: This collection of the Chicana activist’s documents details her significant contributions and causes during the 1960s.

The Women’s Studies Archive 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.

Voice and Vision offers:

• access to more than 800,000 pages of unique content across 15 collections written by women, making it the most comprehensive resource of its kind for women’s studies.

• diverse coverage on topics such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, socialism and more.

• a vast array of primary sources from 1780 to 2000, spanning multiple geographic regions, providing a diverse global perspective on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

• cross-searching and textual analysis within the Gale Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources platforms, opening new research opportunities.

“Voice and Vision presents women’s voices and narratives in their own words, to counter a male-centric view of history,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “The diverse global coverage of the archive makes it an incredibly important resource, not only for strengthening research into women’s studies, but for its interdisciplinary nature on topics that go beyond just suffrage such as slavery, mental health, moral reform, literature and more.”

Gale will showcase Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision at the ALA Midwinter Conference, Jan. 24-27 in Philadelphia at Gale booth #1207.

To request a trial, visit the Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision webpage: http://bit.ly/30qH0PW.

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.

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Gale Previews New On-Demand Video Courses Platform for Public Libraries at ALA Midwinter Conference

LISWire - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:53

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 22, 2020

WHAT: Gale, a Cengage company, will preview 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. This new resource provides patrons with upskilling opportunities in areas such as business, tech, design and more to enable their professional and personal success. ALA Midwinter attendees will get a sneak preview of this new platform that will be available this winter.

WHY: Gale’s mission for public libraries is to help expand their role within the communities they serve by supporting their commitment to lifelong learning and workforce development. Gale Presents: Udemy helps achieve this by providing self-paced, personalized learning opportunities that help libraries transform lives.

WHEN: January 24-27, 2020

WHERE: ALA Midwinter Conference, Booth #1207, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

NOTE TO REPORTERS: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Gale at ALA Midwinter, please reach out to: Kayla Siefker, 248-915-9624, [email protected].

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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EBSCO Information Services Partners with protocols.io — Investing in Open and Reproducible Research

LISWire - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:52

EBSCO Information Services Partners with protocols.io — Investing in Open and Reproducible Research
~ Open Research to Accelerate through Strategic Partnership ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2020 — A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and protocols.io is designed to support the research ecosystem. Researchers, publishers, and academic institutions will benefit from a research workflow that is open, connected, reproducible and interoperable. EBSCO’s investment in protocols.io highlights the importance of supporting services that extend and connect the publication of an article to its core analysis, and ongoing impact. As part of the agreement, EBSCO will leverage its global presence to expand the reach and impact of protocols.io to research institutions around the world.

protocols.io allows researchers to create and share research protocols and methods. The platform helps researchers develop, organize, troubleshoot and disseminate methods before, during and after publication. It also helps institutions maintain stewardship over an important component of research output. While protocols.io is free to anyone who shares their work openly, individual, group or site-wide enterprise licenses are available for private use.

Alexei Stoliartchouk, Irina Makkaveeva, and Lenny Teytelman co-founded protocols.io after being inspired by Lenny’s frustrations with method development during his postdoctoral research at MIT. Lenny spent a year and a half correcting one step of a previously published protocol. Because it was just a correction rather than a new technique, he had no good way of communicating this knowledge to other scientists using the same method. When starting protocols.io, Irina Makkaveeva said, “As a software developer, I found it absurd that scientists did not have something like GitHub for sharing their protocols.”

protocols.io CEO and co-founder Lenny Teytelman, says EBSCO’s investment puts EBSCO in good company and offers opportunities to advance the development of protocols.io. “EBSCO joins the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a major funder of protocols.io, and as with them, the partnership brings far more than funding alone. We are also delighted to have the Genetics Society of America as a co-investor in this round.” Teytelman says, working together with EBSCO is likely to increase the adoption of protocols.io and the amount of sharing on the platform. “EBSCO is lending us the expertise, support and scale to build out our mission alongside other important startups in this new exciting ecosystem. We expect to bring the company to sustainability, far faster than would be possible without EBSCO’s involvement.”

Hundreds of journals across all types of publishers already recommend and integrate protocols.io in their diverse submission, review and publication systems. Publishers do this to support the reproducibility and visibility of their published works while also improving services they offer to their authors and editors. A growing number of leading funding organizations recommend the inclusion of reusable protocols as they view these as important to making the research they fund more useful and ultimately more impactful.

EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins says this investment is a natural evolution of EBSCO’s mission to transform lives by providing reliable, relevant information when, where and how people want it. “Seeding the growth and supporting the connectivity of important and emerging components of open research is critical to ensure that innovation continues and that we can deliver the impact the research community requires.”

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Strategy Tommy Doyle says the protocols.io partnership aligns with EBSCO’s recent partnership with Arkivum and continues to leverage EBSCO’s broad portfolio of assets and relationships. “As one of the largest intermediaries of publishers, institutions and researchers, EBSCO is uniquely placed to help scale the impact of these businesses. We bring more than 75 years of industry experience and relationships to any new strategic partnership. As we look at investments, we will continue to seek ways to support the future of research.”

The announcement coincides with the announcement of EBSCOs partnership with Code Ocean which provides researchers with platforms to create, share, publish, preserve and reuse executable code and data.

About protocols.io
protocols.io was conceived in 2012 by geneticist Lenny Teytelman, and computer scientists Alexei Stoliartchouk and Irinia Makkaveeva to facilitate science communication and rapid sharing of knowledge. The protocols.io platform is an open access service for academic and industry researchers to record and share detailed up to date methods for research. It is free to read and free to publish and provides an open access hub for scientists to communicate improvements and corrections to research methods. The company is in Berkeley, California. More information is available at www.protocols.io.

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
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Code Ocean to Invest in Open Research and Promote Reproducibility

LISWire - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:52

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Code Ocean to Invest in Open Research and Promote Reproducibility
~ Partnership Lays the Groundwork for the Growth and Impact of Open Research ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2020 — A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organized, accessible and interoperable.

Today, with advances in technology that enable us to distribute far more than just words on pages, researchers, academic institutions, funders and publishers are increasingly demanding tools that make computationally-based research intuitive, collaborative, interoperable and endurable. EBSCO’s investment and reseller agreement highlights the critical importance that it assigns to promoting and supporting those requirements. Building upon Code Ocean’s current success with publishers, EBSCO will act as a partner, extending the potential reach and impact of Code Ocean to institutions around the world.

Code Ocean grew out of co-founder Simon Adar’s postdoctoral work at Cornell-Tech. Like many scientists, Adar looked to previously published works and tried to build upon them. He quickly discovered how difficult it is to reuse code and data and how hard it was to prove reproducibility, even of published findings. Together with co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Ram Dayan, they assembled a team to build a platform with the purpose to increase the pace of science.

Code Ocean CEO Simon Adar says that EBSCO’s long history of serving academia to improve research workflows and strong position in the market makes them an ideal partner for Code Ocean. “Working together with EBSCO, as an investor and as a reseller, will help bring Code Ocean to a global audience for publishing, reproducibility, and day-to-day research.”

EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins says investing in Code Ocean and helping to make it more available is a way to address the problems researchers face and provide publishers and institutions with more options. “By investing in and supporting the work being done by Code Ocean, EBSCO will be able to address research activity improvements and foster collaborations that bring the research workflow full circle, expose critical research code and data and support the reproducibility of research.”

This partnership aligns with EBSCO’s recent partnership with Arkivum, leveraging EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio and Arkivum’s Perpetua which enables long-term data management. The Code Ocean announcement coincides with the announcement of EBSCO’s partnership with protocols.io which provides researchers with access to research methods, another essential element in the research workflow.

About Code Ocean
Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to create, share, discover, and run scientific code. Researchers and scientists can develop and collaborate on code and share it as executable code using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) minted by Code Ocean to support citable attribution. Code Ocean received the 2018 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing for its pioneering work with world-leading publishers to embed researchers’ working code within published research articles while ensuring researchers retain copyright. Code Ocean was founded in 2015 with the goal of saving researchers time and advancing science by making code more reusable and research more easily reproducible. codeocean.com

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
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™

LISWire - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:58

EBSCO Information Services Releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™
~ Coverage of Scholarly Journals on Latin America and the Caribbean ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 17, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™ (HAPI), a bibliographic database providing complete citations to the contents of scholarly journals related to Latin America and the Caribbean published around the world since the late 1960s. Hispanic American Periodicals Index, produced by the Latin American Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, is now available for annual subscription through EBSCO.

Materials in Hispanic American Periodicals Index encompass a broad range of topics ranging from political, economic and social issues to the arts and humanities. The resource will also benefit researchers looking for Latinx or migration studies content. Hispanic American Periodicals Index currently indexes more than 400 academic, peer-reviewed journals and includes the contents of more than 700 journals dating back to 1968. Hispanic American Periodicals Index provides more than 340,000 citations with links to full text for close to 180,000 of the citations.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index supports researchers in Latin American studies and is searchable in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Subject indexing allows for easy search from any of these languages.
The database is accessible via EBSCOhost®, EBSCO’s intuitive research platform, including all standard query, result and linking features.

EBSCO provides a wide variety of cultural and area studies resources that complement one another, including Fuente Académica™; Caribbean Search™; Chicano Database; Arab World Resource™: Al Masdar; Bibliography of Native North Americans™; Bibliography of Asian Studies™; and Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies™.

To learn more about Hispanic American Periodicals Index, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/hispanic-american-peri....

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 1,000,000 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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Choice Awards Three Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2019

LISWire - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:04

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 January 2020

Brill is proud to announce that three Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2019 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 521 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 4,600 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Brill’s winning titles, with our sincere congratulations to their authors and editors:

The Origins of Chinese Thought
From Shamanism to Ritual Regulations and Humaneness
Zehou Li

Why Look at Plants?
The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art
Edited by Giovanni Aloi

Nazi Characters in German Propaganda and Literature
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Questions about these or other Brill titles? Please contact us a [email protected].

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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EBSCO Information Services Announces New Integration with Google for Education

LISWire - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:55

EBSCO Information Services Announces New Integration with Google for Education
~ Partnership Enables Librarians to Leverage Resources from Both Companies to Serve Their Users ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 16, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announced a new integration with Google for Education. As a Google for Education Partner, EBSCO will be able to provide universities, schools and public libraries using G Suite for Education with innovative resources to engage students in learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

More than 90 million students and teachers around the world use G Suite for Education, and more than 30 million students conduct research on Chromebooks. As a Google Cloud partner, EBSCO combines the breadth and depth of its educational content with the trusted technology of Google for Education. EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Product Management Sara Earley says this commitment helps users of both Google for Education and EBSCO. “This partnership reinforces Google for Education’s mission to help teachers and students while allowing G Suite for Education users to easily leverage their EBSCO resources which are used by researchers around the world.”

EBSCO’s Google for Education integrations deliver benefits related to access and security, collaboration and sharing between students and their instructors, as well as a better Chromebook experience:

• Seamless Access and Increased Security: With Google Sign In, users don’t need to enter additional login credentials to access their My EBSCOhost® accounts. EBSCO does not store Google usernames and passwords.
• Easier Collaboration: Once authenticated, users can quickly download and share EBSCO content to Google Drive.
• Paperless Instruction: Google Classroom makes it easier than ever for educators to share authoritative articles and multimedia content with their students.
• Optimized Experience for Chromebook Users: EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service™ and Explora™ apps are available for free download through the Chrome Web Store. These apps give students and patrons an alternative way to access library resources from their phones, tablets and mobile devices.

For more information on EBSCO's partnership with Google for Education, visit our website: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/EBSCO-Achieves-Google-Cloud-Partners....

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 1,000,000 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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EBSCO Information Services Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting

LISWire - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:13

EBSCO Information Services Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting
~ Annual Scholarship Pays for the Travel Expenses of Librarians Attending National Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2020 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians, who are all first-time attendees, $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 24th-28th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives at a breakfast during the conference.

The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship helps defray the cost of attending the conference and allows the librarians to benefit from the professional development and networking opportunities available at ALA-Midwinter. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What do you think the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand into non-traditional areas of service, introduce new technologies and endeavor to support their changing research communities?”

This year’s scholarship winners are:

• Sharon Kay Edwards, Branch Librarian, Motlow State Community College, McMinnville, Tennessee

• Rachelle Brandel, Adult Services Librarian, Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Ferguson, Missouri

• Lauren Frazier, Librarian, Santa Clarita Public Library, Valencia, California

• Haley Leigh Walters, Librarian, George Washington High School, Danville, Virginia

• Bel Outwater, Library Manager, Auburn Public Library, Auburn, Georgia

The winners effectively described what the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand. Haley Leigh Walters, Librarian at George Washington High School, believes, “With such a transient society, library outreach is more important than ever. Libraries realize they cannot do everything alone, nor within the confines of their buildings. Having a community network is essential for libraries to adapt and thrive, not just survive.” Sharon Kay Edwards, Branch Librarian at Motlow State Community College, wrote, “It’s imperative to the future of librarianship — and the cataloging of and access to future information — that we think outside of, ‘how we’ve always done it.’ We need to be innovative in creating user experiences, information platforms, community programs, lectures, conferences, and more. We must learn to speak, write, and teach code. We must dream beyond our current services and think of what could be done if there were no walls — because the truth is, there aren’t. We must empower other librarians and library staff to stretch their comfort levels to meet the future patron’s informational needs.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.

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 900,000 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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Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:58

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory, in Rancho Mirage, California is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 102,000 plus holdings from Autographics ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

About Ranch Mirage Library & Observatory
Knowledgeable, warm and kind. These words describe the people you'll meet when you visit your library. We take pride in our dedicated approach to exemplary customer service, making your library one of the top rated libraries in California.

Read more at: https://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/index.html.

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is a teaching and learning tool for all ages, intended to further enhance free public educational opportunities and expand on the understanding of our night skies while offering new programming in astronomy.

Read more about the observatory at: https://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/observatory.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 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: kohakoha ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Pennsauken Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:57

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Pennsauken Public Library, Pennsauken NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 79,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at: http://catalog.pennsaukenlibrary.org/.

About Pennsauken Public Library
Serving the citizens of the Greater Pennsauken region, the Pennsauken Free Public Library vows to strive to provide a solid array of learning materials, information services and leisure resources in order to support and improve individual, family and community life.

Read More at: http://www.pennsaukenlibrary.org/about_us.cfm

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: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill Publishes New Open Access Journal on Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society

LISWire - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 09:00

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 December 2019

The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society is a new full Open Access journal in Brill’s journal portfolio. It is published jointly by Brill and its German imprint Ferdinand Schöningh, and sponsored by the University of Vienna.

The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT) is an interdisciplinary, international, online Open Access journal with a double-blind peer-review process. It was established in 2015 with the aim of promoting the research topics of the Research Centre “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” (RaT, University of Vienna) in an international scope. Every issue has a distinct thematic focus which is approached from different disciplines. The journal aims at investigating the contribution of religion to the cultural, political, juridical, and aesthetic dynamics in present-day pluralistic societies. Vice versa, it examines the influence of the contemporary processes of social transformation on religion and religious expressions.

The journal will be published in two issues per year, in print and online in Open Access. Publication of the 5th volume is planned for December 2019 and all previous volumes of the journal will become available on the Brill website simultaneously.

For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/jrat or contact the Acquisitions Editor Martin Illert via [email protected]. The Calls for Papers for forthcoming issues and more information about the Research Centre RaT can be found on the website of the institute: https://www.religionandtransformation.at/en/.

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.

About Ferdinand Schöningh
The publishing house Ferdinand Schöningh offers a forum for innovative scientific publications and well-founded books on public debates - and this with the reliability of a company that has been established for more than 150 years: Founded in 1847, the publishing house became one of Germany's most renowned publishing houses in the humanities within just a few years. Milestones in the company's development were the co-founding of the textbook series Uni-Taschenbücher (UTB) in 1970 and the takeover of the Munich-based Wilhelm Fink Verlag in 1974. In 2017, Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink became imprints of Brill Germany. The publishing house has its main focus on history, theology and literary history as well as scientific pedagogy. For further information, please visit www.schoeningh.de.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/161/brill-publishes-new-open-access-journal-o...

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Brill Launches Chinese Iconography Thesaurus in Open Access

LISWire - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 09:23

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 12 December 2019

International publisher Brill is proud to announce the launch of a new database in Open Access: The Chinese Iconography Thesaurus.

The Chinese Iconography Thesaurus (CIT) is freely accessible and brings together Sinology, Art History and Information Studies, creating the first alternative classification scheme, especially designed for Chinese visual culture, with a complementary image archive. Traditionally, Iconography has been used to index and access images of European art. Because of the lack of alternative models, the contents of non-Western art objects have long been catalogued according to Eurocentric classifications. To fill this gap, a research group led by Hongxing Zhang, Senior Curator of Chinese collections at the V&A London, created the CIT.

The CIT website is built and hosted by Brill. The database can be consulted in both Chinese and English and is regularly updated. Currently, it contains 10,000 terms extracted primarily from pre-1900 sources and 2700 images of objects from the V&A, the MET, and the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

The database is an important resource for all interested in iconography, especially anyone concerned with motifs, subjects and themes of the Chinese art produced in the periods from the Five Dynasties to the Qing Dynasty.

For more information on the CIT visit the Brill website or contact Ms. Liesbeth Hugenholtz, Acquisitions Editor Art History at Brill, via [email protected].

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.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/159/brill-launches-chinese-iconography-thesau...

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The University of Johannesburg Selects Gale Primary Sources to Improve Student and Faculty Research Outcomes

LISWire - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 11:14

Students and Faculty Gain Access to the World’s Largest Selection of Rare and Unique Digital Archives

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and JOHANNESBURG – December 4, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the University of Johannesburg enrich the research experience of its faculty and students. The university has selected Gale Primary Sources, the world’s largest collection of rare and unique digital archives. Now faculty and students have access to 27 digital collections on topics such as: law, government, political science, history, slavery, labour issues and literature.

As one of the largest contact universities in South Africa, the University of Johannesburg has more than 50,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members across four campuses. With a strong commitment to excellence in research and innovation, the university needed a digital primary sources platform coupled with innovative, powerful search technologies that gives students and researchers access to a variety of authoritative historical content. They chose Gale Primary Sources.

“We purchased Gale Primary Sources because it’s a valuable source for in-depth historical research and really expands users’ understanding of our African history,” said Nthabiseng Monyaise, Team Leader of Collection Development at the University of Johannesburg. “The rareness and uniqueness of its digital archives and cross-searching tools not only helps our students discover and explore new research possibilities, but also arms them with the researching skills they need to achieve success in college and beyond.”

The University of Johannesburg collections include renowned Gale Primary Sources such as:

• The Making of the Modern Law
• Nineteenth Century Collections Online
• Chatham House Online Archive
• British Literary Manuscripts Online
• The Making of the Modern World
• American Amateur Newspapers
• The Telegraph Historical Archive

Gale Primary Sources brings the thoughts, words and actions of past centuries into the present for a comprehensive research experience. With millions of pages of authoritative content and powerful search technologies, the platform helps students and researchers examine literary, political and social culture of the last 500 years and develop a more meaningful understanding of how history continues to impact the world today. Its innovative technology improves discovery, analysis and workflow while setting the bar for digital primary source analysis and data visualization with tools like cross-archival searching and term clusters, which visually organizes search results to help users make new connections across topics.

“Knowledge is power, and libraries empower the discovery of knowledge through research,” said Terry Robinson, senior vice president and managing director for Gale International. “We are thrilled to partner with the University of Johannesburg and provide their library with trusted resources to help them push the boundaries of traditional research that supports the teaching and learning needs of their faculty and students, and the vision of their university community.”

For more information, visit the Gale Primary Sources webpage: http://bit.ly/2LllN3A.

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 - @GaleEMEA
• The Gale Review blog - https://review.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Aspen Discovery Announces November 2019 Release

LISWire - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:40

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the November 2019 release is available. This major release includes 6 new features, 8 search improvements, 3 translation improvements and 8 bugfixes.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release:

The new functionality in this release is a direct response to the needs of our partners and we had a great time working with them to refine and enrich both PayPal integration and Website searching to best meet the needs of their patrons.

Release Notes
New features
PayPal integration
Allow libraries to use PayPal to pay fines
Library can allow the user to pay all fines, selected fines, or pay fines partially
Library can set a minimum amount that the patron must pay
Library can set the order fines must be paid in
Fine payment is recorded within both Aspen Discovery and the ILS
Website indexing
Websites can be selected for indexing and display as their own search type and within the Explore More bar
Website searching includes a dashboard with usage tracking
Placards
Placards can be defined and shown within search results based on keywords defined by the library
Google Images can be used as a source of images within Aspen Discovery. Images can be matched by ISBN and/or Title/Author.
Dashboards contain statistics for the previous month and look better when large numbers are displayed
Display call numbers and volume information on checkouts of ILS materials when available
Search improvements
Improved processing of advanced search when displayed as a basic search
Better handling of UTF searching and the ability to ignore diacritics as appropriate
Improve functionality for search term replacements
Display error page on search errors for Catalog and List searches
Error pages will link to Keyword results if there are results
Improve handling of invalid search sources
Improve handling for cases where the search index is not valid for the selected search source
Better handle cases where the user is searching for a url
Translation Improvements
Translation interface can be filtered by the original term as well as the translation
Translations that have already been completed can be shown
Translations are paginated
Bug fixes
Properly handle translation maps using regular expressions
Properly disable hoopla checkout prompt if the user does not want to be prompted
Show checkout prompt properly with linked users
Increase the range of OverDrive publication date handling
Provide better error messages to the user in a number of cases when they have been logged out.
Fixed returning Hoopla checkouts
RBdigital titles that have been removed from the collection display as unavailable
Covers from RBdigital can be reloaded
System updates
Creation of new demo instances at aspen-model.bywatersolutions.com and aspen-mode2l.bywatersolutions.com
Updates to cron and background processes
Settings shown are controlled with the modules system to make the administration interface cleaner when all functionality is not in use
Automatically check for cases when more than one instance of a background process is running
Automatically restart background processes if they fail
Improve memory usage for all background indexing process
User List Indexing runs continuously by default now
Hoopla runs once a day and then exits to improve memory usage
Improvements to make new instances easier to install
Remove unused settings from config.ini file
Background processes prompt for the server name to run if it is not provided on the command line.
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: Open SourceTags: aspen discoveryossopen sourceOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Pueblo City-County Library District

LISWire - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 17:48

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 Pueblo City-County Library District in Pueblo, Colorado. Aspen will be working in concert with Pueblo's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.

You can view Pueblo's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.pueblolibrary.org/

Jon Walker, Executive Director, Pueblo City-County Library, recently commented on Aspen Discovery with Koha and ByWater Solutions:

Koha ILS holds key advantages compared with other systems in the marketplace today, including lower operating costs and native web functionality. Aspen Discovery is a top-notch discovery layer for the public, and in combination with Koha, gives ByWater an unbeatable pairing.

About Pueblo City-County Library District
Pueblo City-County Library District is the public library system that serves Pueblo, Colo. PCCLD has 12 locations and its service area includes a population of approximately 165,000 residents.

PCCLD serves as a foundation for our community by offering welcoming, well equipped and maintained facilities, outstanding collections and well-trained employees who provide expert service encouraging the joy of reading, supporting lifelong learning and presenting access to information from around the world.

Pueblo City-County Library District is a 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Winner.

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

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

Missouri Evergreen Consortium partners with Equinox Open Library Initiative

LISWire - Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:23

Duluth, Ga., November 22, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Missouri Evergreen Consortium in providing hosting and support for its Evergreen instance.

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium supports 598,254 patrons. The migration included a total of 1,253,332 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included implementation and data services in addition to support, hosting, training and auxiliary services.

“Working with Equinox has been great!” said Colleen Knight, Executive Director of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. “They were able to migrate our entire consortium with no down time during working hours. The Equinox team went the extra mile in helping Missouri Evergreen.”

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.

"We are so happy to be serving the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. It has been a pleasure to collaborate," said Mike Rylander, Executive Director at Equinox. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Missouri Evergreen and all of their current and future members."

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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EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources for Graduating College Students with HBR Ascend™

LISWire - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:43

EBSCO Information Services Expands its Resources for Graduating College Students with HBR Ascend™
~ Digital Learning Resource from Harvard Business Review Offers Workplace Preparedness Resources ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 19, 2019 — HBR Ascend™ (Ascend) a digital learning resource from Harvard Business Review (HBR), is now available worldwide from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Ascend provides trusted, real-world perspectives and practical advice to prepare college students for success in the workplace.

Created to bridge the gap between the typical academic curriculum and on-the-job soft skills that corporations now demand, Ascend helps graduating students excel by providing them with diverse perspectives and seasoned advice from top executives, thought leaders and academics — including expert input from HBR authors and editors. Ascend’s bite-sized modular content consists of engaging infographics, videos and podcasts, and short form articles will appeal to students used to consuming media (and social media) on the go.

Ascend offers application-oriented learning and real-world examples rather than theoretical scenarios in the following focus areas critical to students’ professional success: Jobs and Careers, Personal Growth, Managing and Leading, Working with Others and Being Happy at Work. Students can take advantage of the personal learning plans to customize learning pace and track progress.

Harvard Business Publishing’s Vice President of Strategy for Product & Innovation, Sam Hainer says Ascend is uniquely designed for young professionals. “Graduating students and early-career professionals can access the content whenever they have a few minutes to spare. The content is short, crisp, insightful, useful, and impactful to help these young professionals master new skills from anywhere, anytime.”

Modules are presented in a format for quick learning. The contemporary design elements will appeal to young professionals. Unlimited access is granted to registered students and mobile users can access Ascend content anywhere at any time. Content is presented in small packets designed to be watched and read on all devices.

EBSCO’s Vice President of Product Management Sara Earley says that Ascend will address the needs of younger professionals. “Ascend will give graduating students the tools they need when entering the workforce for the first time. The practical advice from industry thought leaders and their research-based expertise will help young professionals find their dream job and perform effectively in the workplace.”

For more information please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/hbr-ascend

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 1,000,000 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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Brill Launches Open Access Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World

LISWire - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 08:47

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 14 November 2019

Brill has entered into a partnership with The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (London, UK) and the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada) to publish the new peer-reviewed, academic Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World (MCMW). The journal will be published in full Open Access: with the support of the University and the Museum, all author charges will be waived. The journal accepts submissions in English, French, German and Spanish, and short reports in Arabic, Persian and Turkish with an English abstract.

The Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World aims to be a new reference for field archaeologists, (art) historians, anthropologists, curators, and scholars and students of the archaeology, (art) history, architecture, anthropology and ethnography of the Muslim world. This readership represents a new, broader definition of material culture that includes not only artefacts, architectural structures and monuments, but also crafts. The journal aims to inform (other) disciplines and historiographies and will also focus on un(der)explored Muslim regions outside of the Middle East and North Africa.

Prof. Dr Leif Stenberg, Dean of The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, comments: “I am delighted that three strong partners, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London and Brill have come together to launch an interdisciplinary journal that will be leading in its fields. I am especially delighted that it opens up for contributions in a variety of languages and promotes scholarship across the Global South and Global North.”

Dr Henry Kim, Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Aga Khan Museum: “The Aga Khan Museum is thrilled to be partnering with Brill and The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. This journal truly breaks new ground in its cutting-edge, inclusive approach. As an interdisciplinary, academic platform for museum curators and scholars, it will be an exciting, innovative addition to the academic publications about the Muslim world currently available.”

Dr Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, adds: “We are delighted to collaborate with two renowned organizations to publish an inclusive journal for research from all corners of the world, that transcends language, access and cost barriers. As such, this partnership aligns with a cornerstone of our Open Access strategy to make Open Access publishing possible to authors anywhere in the world, regardless of background or budget.”

The journal will be published in two issues per year. The expected date of publication of the inaugural double issue is October 2020. For more information about this media alert visit the brill website, or contact Dr Maurits van den Boogert, Publishing Director Middle East and Islamic Studies, via [email protected].

Editorial Board
Stéphane Pradines (Editor-in-Chief), Professor of Islamic Art, Architecture & Archaeology at the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University (AKU-ISMC), London, UK.

Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Anna Contadini, Professor of Islamic Art, SOAS, London, UK
Mounia Chekhab Abudaya, Curator, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
Pedram Khosronejad, Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, Oklahoma State University, USA
Marcus Milwright, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

For the advisory board, see brill.com/mcmw

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 Delivers Vital Insights into Library Activity with Gale Engage Launch

LISWire - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:11

Provides Public Libraries with a 360-Degree View of Library Activity, Centralizing Data, Enabling More Efficient Outreach and Engagement

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – November 12, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries engage more effectively with their patrons and communities. Gale Engage, a new cloud-based solution launched today by the company, helps libraries become smarter, more impactful and efficient with patron outreach and engagement. Developed in partnership with Deziner Software, LLC, Gale Engage provides a 360-degree view of library activity across branches, enabling staff to analyze data, personalize marketing outreach and increase engagement with their communities. Read Gale’s blog about Gale Engage, here: http://bit.ly/2NC4gFV.

Gale Engage is ILS-agnostic and uses data from common library sources to develop groups, enabling library staff to more easily segment audiences and target email communications, driving more meaningful and engaging interactions. The dashboard provides visuals of key performance indicators and metrics, helping libraries measure their effectiveness
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View a video on Gale Engage’s capabilities, here: http://bit.ly/2q5fVUR.

Gale Engage was created to improve the ability for public libraries to aggregate data, understand patron lifecycles and keep satisfaction high. By analyzing data synthesized across various library systems, libraries can gain a more comprehensive view into how patrons interact with library resources and services. Ready-to-use data visualizations, aggregate patron groupings (based on transaction history and engagement with library services) and integrated marketing features empower users to personalize outreach and work more efficiently.

“Gale Engage’s data aggregation and reporting capabilities help us streamline complex and time-consuming tasks,” said Misty Jones, director of library services at San Diego Public Library. “The dashboards allow us to track different types of patron activity, see trends and understand how we compare to other libraries around the country. For the first time ever, we have all our data in one place and can understand, more holistically, how our patrons are engaging with the library.”

View a video of Gale Engage beta customers discussing how their library will benefit from the solution, here: http://bit.ly/2rzUsDV.

Gale Engage provides:

• Data Synthesis: Upload disparate data files from various vendors (i.e. SirsiDynix, RBdigital and others) and system data. Customized scripts take raw data and visually display cohesive metrics.

• Customizable Dashboard & Visual Reporting: Ready-to-use visualizations allow users to view trends and key performance indicators to design goals around data, manage reports more efficiently and make better decisions. The dashboard also aligns circulation to IMLS benchmark data, enabling library staff to see performance against the greater library field.

• Patron Groups: Cardholders are categorized into groups based on their interests—with automatic and custom tagging options—allowing for more relevant communications.

• Email Targeting: Email campaigns can be easily managed by connecting Gale Engage to an email marketing system like MailChimp, or by exporting lists of patron groups for use through the library’s preferred email tool.

• Social Media Management: Post to multiple library social media accounts for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well as track key metrics, directly from the Gale Engage dashboard.

• Privacy by Design: Gale Engage is compliant with relevant field practices and uses end-to-end encryption to protect patron privacy and personally identifiable information (PII).

“Public libraries are constantly changing to meet community needs and demand more effective ways to connect with and better serve their patrons,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale Engage helps achieve this with innovative technology that helps public libraries understand patron activity to better target and market their resources and services, delivering a more personalized relationship with the library.”

For more information or to request a trial on Gale Engage, visit: https://www.gale.com/databases/gale-engage.

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/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireTags: GaleGale EngageOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

ByWater Solutions announced Southwestern College Deets Library is live on Koha

LISWire - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:08

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Southwestern College Deets Library, Winfield Kansas is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 51,000 plus holdings from Polaris ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

Marjorie Snyder, Library Director of Deets Library, Southwestern College recently commented:

We are all really happy to be working with you all and Koha.

About Southwestern College Deets Library
The team at Deets Library encourages lifelong learning by collaborating to advance students’ information literacy and research methods. The library team supports individual and community research advancing the curriculum of SC courses and activities. The library team does this by providing a welcoming space, by being there for patrons to answer questions with local knowledge, and by coordinating your access to physical and online resources.

Read more at: https://deets.scklslibrary.info/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 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

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