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Food History Journal Petits Propos Culinaires Launches Digital Subscriptions to Complete Archive

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Annual digital subscriptions to the complete archive of food history journal Petits Propos Culinaires (PPC) are now available through publishing platform Exact Editions. Subscriptions are available to both individuals and institutions and include fully-searchable access to the entire series dating back to 1980, as well as all future issues, across web, iOS and Android devices.

Now in its 21st year, PPC is the leading journal of food history, and was founded by Alan Davidson, Elizabeth David, and other writers in food history, restaurants and enjoyment. Regular contributors include: Peter Brears, world expert on traditional English food and historical palace kitchens; Charles Perry, the foremost expert on Arabic cookery from the thirteenth century onwards; Elisabeth Luard; Corinna Sargood; Helen Saberi; and many more. The writers are historians, restauranteurs, and food writers across many platforms, with a plethora of published works.

The new digital archive of food studies is unique. The streamlined navigational features of the Exact Editions platform mean the archive benefits from linked contents pages and an advanced search function.

PPC is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/petits-propos-culinaires

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/petits-propos-culinaires

Publisher Catheryn Kilgarriff, said: “It’s remarkable to see every single issue of PPC neatly stacked and ready for browsing. The archive brings 40 years of food history to life and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the journal has translated to this new digital format.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We are delighted to have worked with PPC to make this new and important resource instantly accessible to both individuals and institutions at the click of a button. The striking visuals will certainly give readers an appetite, too!”

About Petits Propos Culinaires:

Petits Propos Culinaires, or PPC as the series is known, is a food history journal published three times a year by Prospect Books, edited by Tom Jaine since 1980. Each issue includes both articles on food history and copious book reviews.

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology, which enables publishers to provide streaming, time-limited access to digital editions.

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Gale Partners With ASECS to Provide its North American Members Access to Eighteenth-Century Collections Online

LISWire - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:37

New Partnership Gives ASECS Members Access to the World’s Largest Collection on the Eighteenth-Century, Advancing Research and Instruction of the Period

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. & Fishkill, N.Y. – July 28, 2021 – Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), the world’s largest organization of eighteenth-century scholars, to provide its North American members[i] with access to Gale’s Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (ECCO). Now ASECS members have access to the most comprehensive online historical archive on the eighteenth-century, enabling scholarship, enhanced teaching and advanced study of the era.

“ECCO is an essential resource for scholars of the eighteenth-century, but many people working in the field do not currently have access to it. They have to travel across the world to research libraries to view and study eighteenth-century collections, which can be very expensive,” said Mark Boonshoft, executive director at ASECS. “By providing online access to ECCO to our members in North America, we help ameliorate this inequity and better support research and teaching on the eighteenth-century. We are thrilled to partner with Gale to make this happen.”

ECCO contains every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom between the years 1701 and 1800, offering scholars full-text searching across 26 million pages of books and directories, bibles, sheet music, sermons, advertisements and works by both celebrated and lesser¬known authors. Expanding the ECCO archive, the titles in Part II have an emphasis on literature, social science, and religion. It also includes nearly fifty thousand titles and seven million pages from the library holdings of the British Library, the Bodleian Library, University of Cambridge, the National Library of Scotland and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

With ASECS members coming from a wide range of disciplines and professions beyond academia, ECCO access will:

• Put the world’s largest archive on the eighteenth-century in the hands of hundreds of scholars, creating greater public awareness and understanding of the eighteen-century world.

• Provides access to independent scholars (those without university affiliation), making it easier for them to conduct research on the eighteenth-century.

• Expand scholarship and research to less endowed institutions and independent researchers, with continued access to eighteenth-century content outside of academia.

“As the leading provider of digital humanities learning tools and primary sources to support research, Gale is committed to promoting scholarship on the eighteenth-century,” said Roger Strong, vice president of sales for academic libraries at Gale. “This partnership with ASECS enable us to more closely align resources like ECCO to course integration and digital humanities pedagogy, including joint efforts around the sharing of research outcomes, and the continued development of primary source tools and platforms to support the future needs of ASECS and other learned societies.”

ASECS north American members can access ECCO at: https://www.asecs.org/ecco.

About American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)
The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), established in 1969, is the foremost learned society in the United States for the study of all aspects of the period from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth century. Our members are literary scholars and writers, historians, theorists of gender, race, sexuality, disability, nation and empire; philosophers and political theorists; art historians and artists; musicologists and musicians; theater historians and practitioners; biographers and bibliographers; and specialists in other humanistic, artistic, and social scientific fields with a range of broad and more particular interests. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment in which all members participate fully in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. For more information please visit: https://www.asecs.org/.

Follow ASECS on:
• Twitter - @ASECSOffice
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/asecsoffice/

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching 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/
• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/gale/

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[i] Due to pre-existing licensing arrangements, access to Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online is limited to ASECS members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Cornell University is Now Live on the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO

LISWire - Wed, 07/28/2021 - 11:31

Cornell University is Now Live on the FOLIO Library Services Platform with EBSCO FOLIO
~ Open Source Library Services Community Member Implements FOLIO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 28, 2021 — Cornell University Library, a founding member of the FOLIO project, has become the largest research institution to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting and service support from EBSCO Information Services’ EBSCO FOLIO. EBSCO supported the migration from Cornell’s existing integrated library system (ILS) and will continue to provide hosting and service support to Cornell University Library.

Cornell co-developed and implemented FOLIO as an open source, flexible, collaborative and sustainable solution to support multiple library operations. By choosing to run FOLIO through a hosting and service provider, libraries such as Cornell are making the decision to outsource LSP support, avoiding the need to develop that capacity in-house. EBSCO is among the service providers that are part of the project and are now offering hosting and support services, providing more choice for libraries.

Debra Howell, Director of Information Technology Operations at Cornell University Library, says that being heavily involved in the FOLIO community gave Cornell a stake in the open source project. “Moving to FOLIO gives us the opportunity to leverage the hard work of our staff members who have helped build the FOLIO platform. By taking advantage of EBSCO’s implementation and hosting services we can easily integrate our library services and leverage EBSCO’s role in developing FOLIO.”

Cornell recently transitioned to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and will be integrating FOLIO with the EBSCO Knowledge Base, as well as GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO. By moving to EDS and EBSCO Knowledge Services, Cornell will be able to leverage APIs that work with third-party systems already in place. Using the EBSCO Knowledge Base will ensure that data remains optimized, while providing a better user experience.

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

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

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ByWater Solutions partners with Theke Solutions and iii to launch INN-Reach integration with Koha

LISWire - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 15:33

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Koha Open Source ILS now has integration with INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ByWater Solutions partnered with Theke Solutions and Innovative Interfaces, Inc. to develop the integration between the two platforms.

Nate Curulla, CRO, recently commented on the integration, "ByWater Solutions and Theke Solutions are thrilled to have developed the first open-source integration with INN-Reach and look forward to the new connections our library partners can make with their community now that the functionality is available."

The INN-Reach Plugin adds functionality that integrates the central INN-Reach server to Koha. When patrons make requests from that INN-Reach server, data pushes directly into Koha easily allowing staff to manage borrowing and lending. These requests create bibliographic records, item records, and holds automatically without staff intervention.

Tomás Cohen Arazi, Developer and Owner of Theke Solutions, recently commented on the development, "When developing the integration for INN-Reach and Koha, we tried to make it seamless and familiar to use for Koha users. We wrapped it into a plugin that implements both an ILL-backend for Koha, and also tons of API routes that are required to integrate all the ILL workflows that INN-Reach supports."

Jon Driscoll, Library Systems Specialist at Tutt Library, Colorado College recently commented on the project and work with the ByWater Solutions' team, "Days like this are why I love working with Andrew, Tomas, and Bywater in general. I'm usually impressed with the support we get but the responsiveness during this project has been phenomenal. I keep getting to amaze people when something they report is fixed within a day or two. You continue to validate our decision to migrate and work with Bywater and exceed my expectations daily. Thank you!"

About INN-Reach
INN-Reach, a resource-sharing tool by About Innovative Interfaces, Inc., is a cost-saving borrowing solution for libraries that conveniently gives patrons access to more materials and a better discovery experience. This user-initiated consortial borrowing system enables participating libraries to dramatically increase the number of materials they offer, reduce fulfillment time, and raise their profile and visibility in their user communities.

Read more about INN-Reach at https://www.iii.com/products/resource-sharing/

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 Theke Solutions
Theke Solutions is an open-source, library services support and development company. They provide expert support and development or fully featured, scalable library management solutions and repositories.

Theke Solutions offers support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS and DSpace (repositories). Learn more about Theke Solutions at https://theke.io/

About Innovative Interfaces, inc.
Innovative, a ProQuest company, provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, consortia, and corporate and special libraries. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.iii.com.

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

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Thanks for Joining Us at the 2021 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference

LISWire - Tue, 07/27/2021 - 15:31

We hope you enjoyed the 2021 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference as much as we did. We thank everyone who stopped by our virtual booth and who joined us for the Virtual Koha Law Library Users Group.

We want to thank our fabulous speakers:

Barbara Engstrom, Executive Director, King County Law Library

Laurel Moran, Assistant Director, Legal Information Management, San Diego Law Library

Keely Ward, Research Manager, Holland & Knight LLP⁠

Karen Westwood, Law Library Director, Anne W. Grande Law Library

If you missed the event we have some great clips available for you here:
https://bywatersolutions.com/news/2021-american-association-of-law-libra...

Learn More 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 the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

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

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

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ByWater Solutions Hosts Open Source Live: Koha Bugsquashing Bonanza

LISWire - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 17:09

Join the ByWater team and Koha community members for a live event to help the Koha community squash some bugs! We are hosting this event on Tuesday, August 10th at 11am EST- pop in at anytime to join us during this two hour event!

When is the Bug Squashing Bonanza?
We will be hosting a YouTube Live session where we will SQUASH SOME BUGS!!!! Come in and chat with us and ask questions any time during this two hour live event.

Find the event in your time zone using the UTC converter: https://bit.ly/3y9mqUe

Join Us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bywatersolutions/live

What is this?
The Koha community has in the past created a day for volunteers to come together and squash some bugs! ByWater would like to also contribute to this effort and will host a live event to allow users, ByWater team members, and Koha community members to join in and sign off some bugs. We want to see Koha as robust and powerful as it can be, so with a joint effort, we believe we can achieve great things.

Who can attend?
Anyone! If you have never explored the Koha Dashboard or yet learned to sign off on a bug, today is the day to expand your Koha knowledge and learn to give back! If you have contributed to the community in this way and would like to join in, please do so! We are so excited about this opportunity to work with fellow Koha users and chat about the future of Koha.

Koha Community Resources
There are lots of ways to get involved in the Koha community, here are some great resources to get you started.

Chat on Developers and other Koha Community members on IRC: https://koha-community.org/get-involved/irc/

IRC Channel Tips and Tricks: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/IRC_Channel

IRC Regulars: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/IRC_Regulars

Community Facebook: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Community_Facebook

Bugzilla: https://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/

Koha Sandboxes: https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Sandboxes

ByWater Solutions Sandboxes: https://sandbox.bywatersolutions.com

Koha Dashboard: https://dashboard.koha-community.org/

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ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference

LISWire - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 17:06

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the Virtual 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference Whose Library Is It Anyway: Improvisation in Improbable Times conference. The event will be held virtually on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

ByWater Solutions will be available to discuss open-source technology and answer any questions concerning your library and the implementation of an open-source solution. Please make sure to stop by our zoom breakout room!

Whose Library is it Anyway: Improvisation in Improbable Times
Libraries are no strangers to uncertainty and change: continually adapting to meet the evolving needs of the community. The 2021 SEFLIN Regional Conference seeks to celebrate, explore, and empower libraries by highlighting ways libraries respond to and meet ever-changing external and internal challenges. The SEFLIN Regional Conference will offer presentations, posters, and lightning talks that focus on ways libraries can continue to create safe, equitable, inviting, and innovative spaces, programs, services, and more!

About SEFLIN
SEFLIN, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, is a non-profit membership organization of Southeast Florida libraries dedicated to supporting cooperation between all library types in our service area.

The SEFLIN region includes Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties with a service population of over six million.

Founded in 1984, SEFLIN strives to pioneer innovative services that support library staff and library services.

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

Read more at https://seflin.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 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.

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

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

Over 50 Magazine Publishers Contribute to Freely-Accessible Climate Crisis Resource Page

LISWire - Mon, 07/26/2021 - 06:33

Digital platform Exact Editions has published a freely-accessible ‘Climate Crisis Resource Page’ in collaboration with over 50 of their publishing partners. Currently including nearly 150 articles from digitally archived issues which are usually only available by paid subscription, the page will be updated with new content on a monthly basis and counts among its prestigious contributors Geographical, New Internationalist and Resurgence & Ecologist.

The comprehensive resource page is divided into eight distinct sections that each feature a rich collection of articles; ‘Agriculture', ‘Biodiversity & Conversation’, ‘Climate Activism’, ‘Climate Literature & Art’, 'Climate Politics’, ‘Deforestation’, ‘Fossil Fuels & Pollution’ and ‘Renewable & Sustainable Resources’. The page is designed for both personal reading and unlimited use in schools, universities and other educational institutions as a diverse teaching tool that spans multiple disciplines.

The articles, which have been hand selected by the participating publishers, extend as far back as 1989 and carry readers through over 30 years of climate change theory, research and innovation to 2021. The Exact Editions platform displays each article exactly as it was published in the print issue and includes jump links to external website addresses to allow for further research.

The ‘Climate Crisis Resource Page’ is accessible here:

https://exacted.me/ClimateCrisisResourcePage

Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “The climate crisis is an area in which we can all better educate ourselves and we are delighted to be able to facilitate the sharing of crucial writing, perspectives and information from such a wide selection of magazines with an international audience.”

Rob Norman, Magazine Marketing Manager at New Internationalist, commented: “The ‘Climate Crisis Resource Page’ is invaluable. Many great pieces from many great publications that help highlight why action is so urgent (as well as a few who disagree).”

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology, which enables publishers to provide streaming, time-limited access to digital editions.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 14:46

Want to learn more about ByWater Solutions? Who are we? Who do we support? And what is our mission?

What is ByWater Solutions?
We are an open source technology company that provides products, training, support, and hosting for public libraries, academic libraries, K-12 libraries, law libraries, special libraries, museums, and nonprofits across the world!

How Did ByWater Get Started?
While ByWater officially welcomed the first library partner in 2009, you can say that ByWater formed when the friendship of CEO and CRO, Brendan and Nate, began when they were three. The pair grew up and Brendan had been working in libraries and was introduced to the open source community through the Koha ILS. Nate was already working in sales and the two struck up a partnership with the mission of offering the best customer support available to libraries. Over the last 12 years, the goal of "happy partners" was the center of all work ByWater has done and the company has grown to over 35 employees who support thousands of libraries worldwide.

Can You Talk a Little Bit About Your Mission and Goals?
ByWater Solutions was created with the express goal of changing the way libraries interact with their software systems and the vendors who support them. We are a small grassroots company made up of librarians, technology specialists, and customer service fanatics who believe that libraries deserve the freedom to own their software and to decide who supports it. We believe that vendors need to constantly work to keep their customers happy, and not rely on long contract terms to maintain a strong customer base.

Libraries stay with ByWater Solutions because they want to, not because they are legally bound. We believe that libraries deserve to have access to a personalized, comprehensive support system at a reasonable cost. Our service solutions are all-inclusive and are tailored to take the complexity out of interacting with a vendor.

Because the support package covers essentially everything, your staff will never have to worry if a question or problem will carry an extra price to fix.

What Are Your Beliefs?
We believe in empowering libraries by giving them the technological flexibility and freedom they deserve through the use of open source software with comprehensive and honest support.

We value the open source community and being embedded in it.

We have a transparent pricing model and never piecemeal charge for support.

Our partners' satisfaction is the most meaningful measurement of our continued success; we pride ourselves in providing complete partner fulfillment in all we do.

Who Are Your Staff?
We are made up of a diverse group of librarians, book lovers, technology and data geeks, photographers, Tolkien fans, space nerds, genealogists, knitters, gamers, animal lovers (furry or hairless), and most importantly, open source fanatics who share our culture to positively impact our clients and our community. Over 85% of our staff have their MLIS and more have previously worked in libraries. Our staff is located in over 22 states to serve our customers located throughout the country. All members of the ByWater team take part in the daily support of our customers.

You can learn more about our staff here: https://bywatersolutions.com/about-us

What Products Does ByWater Support?

ByWater began supporting Koha ILS in 2009. Since then, we've expanded our offerings to offer a wide-variety of open source platforms for libraries.

Koha Integrated Library System (ILS) - Today's ILS market is drastically changing; libraries worldwide are quickly learning that traditional software models that command large price tags and offer little in terms of support and flexibility are becoming things of the past. Adopting an open source integrated library system not only lowers the price you pay for your software but more importantly it empowers your organization to take control of your technology and drive the direction of the ILS. Because of this development model, open source software offers an impressive suite of functionality that is updated on a constant basis.
https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/koha

Aspen Discovery Layer - Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with eContent and other third-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. It also improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (record grouping), and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less impact on library budgets.
https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

Libki Kiosk Management System - Libki is a cross-platform pc reservation booking and time management system designed to allow time limited access to computers on a network. Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more!
https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/libki

CORAL ERM - We’ve watched print journals shrink over the last decade and move into an electronic atmosphere. This provided easy access for our users, but what about managing electronic resources for our libraries and organizations? CORAL ERM is an electronic resources management system consisting of 5 flexible modules designed around the core components our electronic resources.
https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/coral

Folio - Folio is an open-source library services platform that integrates print and electronic resource management. It includes core library management functionality, is built on a modern architecture to ensure continuous innovation, and supports the integration of applications from third-party providers
https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/folio

What Types of Libraries Do You Support?
We support thousands of libraries around the world. We offer different solutions for different types of libraries including public, academic, school, special, private and law. Over the years, we have served larger libraries and larger communities while still offering our same level of service to small libraries.

You can see a full list of library partners here: https://bywatersolutions.com/about-us/library-partners

What is Your Commitment to Open Source?
ByWater Solutions is unique for an organization of our size and range of services. We have a long-held commitment to open standards, open-source technologies, and the free dissemination of knowledge and information for the betterment of society through education and awareness.

What is Your Environmental and Sustainability Stance?
For ByWater Solutions, environmental practices and sustainability are very important to us and we require that all printed material be done on recycled paper. Additionally, ByWater is a virtual company, in that all of our employees work from home. This greatly reduces our carbon footprint by eliminating the emissions typically expended during a commute to work as well as eliminating the power that would be used running a central office. We also strongly encourage all of our employees to recycle waste, not only in their offices but also in their homes. All in all, ByWater is an extremely efficient, green company. Because of our remote employees, we save a large amount of energy, emissions, and waste in general.

Let's Chat!
That's enough about us. We want to hear from you! We love chatting with colleagues in the field and getting to know library staff and their communities. Please reach out with any questions or just to chat!

Send us an email: [email protected]

Schedule a meeting: https://bywatersolutions.com/contact

Give us a call: 888-900-8944

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In Tune Monthly Launches Subscriptions To Modern Digital Archive

LISWire - Mon, 07/19/2021 - 07:32

Educational music publication In Tune Monthly has launched subscriptions to a modern digital archive of issues on the Exact Editions platform. The brand new digital edition, which comprises 56 fully-searchable issues, will grow with each new issue published and is accessible across web, iOS and Android devices.

In Tune Monthly (‘The Young Musician’s Textbook’) is designed to supply curricular material for middle school, high school and college music students and those interested in the music world. Its concepts range in sophistication, in consideration of the wide range of student involvement with music throughout the age group. Each issue includes coverage of musical genres, instruments and equipment, theory and technique, music creation, technology and recording, rights, music media, higher music education and careers, and much more.

A plethora of streamlined features on the Exact Editions platform enable students to easily interact with the archive; the advanced search function allows for both simple keyword and more complex searches, contents pages are fully linked, and issues are organised neatly in stacks of years and decades to allow for easy navigation.

In Tune Monthly is available in the Exact Editions individuals and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://exacted.me/InTuneMonthlyIndividuals

Institutions: https://exacted.me/InTuneMonthlyInstitutions

Founder Irwin Kornfeld commented: “As the magazine’s principal target market is educational institutions, we are thrilled to have partnered with Exact Editions who specialise in extending the reach of digital editions into the institutional market around the world.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “In Tune Monthly is the perfect resource for music students - and having access to a fully-searchable archive of back issues enhances the publication’s usefulness as a learning resource.”

About In Tune Monthly:

Created by Irwin Kornfeld and In Tune Partners in 2003, In Tune Monthly is a digital, interactive and streamed magazine published eight times, every 30 days from late September through late April of each school year. The publication employs a highly stylized design and offers both contemporary and traditional content about a broad array of music subjects explaining in simple terms how music and the music industries work.

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, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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ByWater Solutions at Colorado Association of Libraries 2021 Annual Conference

LISWire - Fri, 07/16/2021 - 11:48

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at CALCON 2021, Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Annual Conference. The event will take place in Westminster, Colorado at the Westin from September 9-11.

ByWater Solutions will be available to discuss open-source technology, demo products or answer any questions concerning your library and implementation of an open-source solution. Please make sure to stop by the booth to discuss options for your system.

CALCON 2021
The Colorado Association of Libraries Annual Conference is Colorado’s premier event for library staff from libraries of all types throughout the state. Attendees learn from one another and hear from current experts in trending fields. Additionally, participants can meet with vendors to check out their latest products and services and attend networking events to create new contacts and strengthen relationships.
Learn more about the conference: https://cal-webs.wixsite.com/website-1

About the Colorado Association of Libraries
The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) is the common bond, voice, and power for the library community. They are united to advocate for quality library services, support access to information, and foster the professional development of our members.

Read more at https://cal-webs.org/about.php

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.

Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories, and more! Visit https://libki.org.

About CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at: http://coral-erm.org/.

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

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Art Magazine Collection Archive

LISWire - Thu, 07/15/2021 - 11:29

EBSCO Information Services Releases Art Magazine Collection Archive
~ Digital Archives of Three Leading Art Magazines Now Available ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 15, 2021 — An extensive, searchable digital archive of three essential art magazines, The Magazine ANTIQUES, ARTnews and Art in America is now available through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Art Magazine Collection Archive is a valuable resource that offers a broad view of contemporary art, visual art and fine arts. The archive enables libraries to expand its special collections and support art research.

Art Magazine Collection Archive is a fully searchable full-text archive that assists researchers and those interested in topics such as ancient art, architecture, art preservation, contemporary art, contemporary American art, decorative arts, fine arts, interior design, international art and visual arts. Coverage of the digital archive includes 1,200 issues of The Magazine ANTIQUES (1922-2016), 2,100 issues of ARTnews (1902-2006) and 650 issues of Art in America (1913-2015).

In the digital archive, each issue is presented in its entirety as originally published. All articles and cover pages are fully indexed, and advertisements are individually identified, so researchers can quickly and easily find the information they need using EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. Like all of EBSCO’s magazine archives, Art Magazine Collection Archive is available as a one-time purchase.

EBSCO continues to grow its digital magazine archive collection with the addition of Art Magazine Collection Archive. Other magazine archives available include Architectural Digest, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Ebony, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Life, Maclean’s, People, Sports Illustrated, TIME, U.S. News & World Report and Vanity Fair.

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

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

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The Progressive Launches Subscriptions To New Digital Archive

LISWire - Tue, 07/13/2021 - 06:52

North American political magazine The Progressive has launched a brand new digital archive of issues on the Exact Editions platform. The collection, which currently features two years’ worth of issues, will grow with each new issue published and is seamlessly accessible to subscribers old and new across web, iOS and Android devices.

Since 1909, The Progressive has sought to amplify voices of dissent and those under-represented in the mainstream, with a goal of championing grassroots progressive politics. The bi-monthly magazine publishes content on national politics, culture, and events including U.S. foreign policy, and can count such prominent writers as Wendell Berry, Edwidge Danticat & Barbara Ehrenreich among its contributors.

The new digital archive is enhanced by the streamlined tools offered by the Exact Editions platform; linked contents pages ensure easy navigation, while the advanced Boolean search function allows readers to search individual issues or the complete collection for keywords or topics. Institutional access is authenticated by IP-range to facilitate instant reading for students and staff on campus, while remote access options support research conducted at home or on-the-go.

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

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-progressive

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-progressive

Publisher Norman Stockwell remarked: “It’s wonderful to have a digital edition that is completely faithful to the print edition and showcases our striking front covers so well. The navigational features, and the search function in particular, really enhance readers’ interactivity and make it a compelling product.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The Progressive’s prestigious reputation and rich history makes the modern archive a very appealing resource to institutions all over the world, and we’re thrilled to be helping the magazine reach new markets.”

About The Progressive:

The Progressive has been a voice for peace, social justice and the common good since it was founded by Senator Robert M. La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin in 1909. Published bi-monthly, the magazine aims to amplify voices of dissent and voices underrepresented in the mainstream, with a goal of championing grassroots progressive politics.

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology, which enables publishers to provide streaming, time-limited access to digital editions.

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The FOLIO Community Names New Picks For Product Council and Technical Council

LISWire - Mon, 07/12/2021 - 14:52

The FOLIO Community Names New Picks For Product Council and Technical Council
~ New Governance Model Welcomes 22 Community Members to Oversight Posts ~

PHILADELPHIA — July 12, 2021 — The results are in for the FOLIO Product Council and the Technical Council. Eleven community members were named to each council and will serve two-year terms. The makeup of the councils represents institutions around the world, library service providers and developers involved in the FOLIO community.

The Product Council is charged with guiding the functional development and managing the scope of the platform. The Technical Council will be responsible for maintaining technical policies and best practices as well as the platform infrastructure and operational stability.

The new members of the Product Council are:

Anya Arnold (EBSCO Information Services)
Jesse Koennecke (Cornell University)
Kristin Martin (University of Chicago)
Peter Murray (Index Data)
Philip Scheuer (Stanford University)
Martina Schildt (GBV)
Owen Stephens (Knowledge Integration)
Brooks Travis (Missouri State University)
Martina Tumulla (HBZ)
Sharon Wiles-Young (Lehigh University)
Gang Zhou (Shanghai Library)
The new members of Technical Council are:

Raman Auramau (EPAM)
Dennis Benndorf (GBV)
Zak Burke (Cornell/FOLIO Community)
Mark Deutsch (Duke University)
Jeremy Huff (Texas A&M University)
Marc Johnson (Knowledge Integration)
Steffen Kohler (Leipzig University Library)
Craig McNally (EBSCO Information Services)
Tod Olson (University of Chicago)
Phil Robinson (Cornell University)
Jakub Skoczen (Index Data)
The elections are part of FOLIO’s new governance model, which established a Community Council. One of the Community Council’s first charges was running these elections. Mike Gorrell, Community Council Chair from Index Data, says the community was able to nominate from a strong list of active members. “The FOLIO project has brought together a tremendous cross section of experts to build this open source library services platform. As these councils begin to take over guiding FOLIO, we expect the depth and breadth of their expertise to benefit the entire community. We are grateful for their service.”

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

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

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ByWater Solutions Partners with KnowledgeWare Technologies to Provide Support for Aspen Discovery

LISWire - Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:06

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that KnowledgeWare Technologies is now providing support for Aspen Discovery. ByWater Solutions is working with KnowledgeWare (http://kwareict.com/en) who is based in Saudi Arabia, to bring Aspen to the Middle East. KnowledgeWare has done extensive work on the Arabic translation and right justification development efforts within Aspen and ByWater will be providing assistance and consultation in partnership with them on several projects they have secured within the region.

Nate Curulla, CRO, ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the integration.

We are extremely happy to see the open source platform grow internationally and provide libraries with a flexible discovery layer.

Together, ByWater Solutions and KnowledgeWare Technologies partnership helps expand Aspen Discovery to libraries in the Middle East.

Massoud M. AlShareef, Managing Director, KnowledgeWare Technologies recently commented on the integration.

Aspen Discovery not only brings rich e-content (e-books, e-audio, e-movies, e-articles, etc.) to libraries, integrated natively with their existing catalog, but Aspen also makes it reality that patrons can now enjoy online preview, place hold, check-out, and check-in titles from popular e-content providers, like Overdrive, Hoopla, and Axis 360. This is a whole new enabler for local libraries to realize that their vision of providing most of their services, if not all, online is no longer a dream yet to become true. Aspen also opens the doors wide open for Arabic e-content providers to start realizing that with Aspen Discovery platform they can now reach out easily to their customers via their local libraries’ channels and services.

About KnowledgeWare Technologies
KnowledgeWARE Technologies (Kware) is a pan Arab systems integration firm specializes in Bilingual (Arabic/English) Information Access Technology. Kware has been providing services like localization, development, installation, integration, customization, and support of popular solutions for libraries and knowledge management centres in the middle east region since 1999. Kware is the official Arabic translation and localization arm today behind the vast majority of OSS Arabic/English library projects, including Arabic Koha ILS, DSpace IR, VuFInd Discovery, SubjectsPlus, ORCID, and FOLIO LSP. Kware is extendIng its OSS localization experience to bring the full-featured OSS Discovery System, Aspen Discovery, to the Arabic Libraries. For more information please visit http://kwareict.com/.

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

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

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

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

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.08.00 Release

LISWire - Wed, 07/07/2021 - 10:14

"We hope our power users will love the new ability to cancel, freeze, and thaw holds in bulk as much as we enjoyed developing these and many more new features."

Aspen Discovery 21.08 has lots of new features that will help patrons, especially power users, to be more efficient. It also includes numerous changes to make administration easier. Finally, there are some back end changes to enable future performance enhancements and new indexing functionality.

Our power patrons with long holds lists will love the ability to freeze, thaw, and cancel multiple holds at once. This new feature will allow users to minimize the number of clicks needed when they work with their holds list.

We have also updated the display of holds for patrons using Koha’s auto renew feature to give them more information about what will renew when, and if a title cannot be auto renewed, why it cannot.

We’ve also introduced support for some advanced hold functionality within Polaris including the ability to confirm holds when needed and place call number holds for items with volume information in them.

Other key features include: Quipu eCARD integration; improvements for permissions especially for large consortia; support for new formats including Book + CD, Book + DVD, CD + Book, Library of Things, and Book Club - Large Print; indexing improvements for Hoopla, OverDrive, and the base indexing process. Over 50 changes and improvements are included in this release of Aspen Discovery.

Read the Full Release Notes: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-08-00-rel...

Watch a Preview of the Release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4C4IY9eMXs

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

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

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New Episode of The Library is Open Podcast with Mark Noble

LISWire - Thu, 07/01/2021 - 18:14

We are pleased to announce our newest session of The Library is Open Podcast! This session features an interview with Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Team Lead at ByWater Solutions. Mark and Jessie talk about the future of open-source discovery, the global community and what's on the roadmap for Aspen Discovery in this episode!

Listen Now!
Listen to this new episode and all of our past episodes over at our The Library is Open Podcast website at https://libraryisopen.com/

About Mark Noble
Mark graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering, but moved immediately into software development. More than half his career has been spent building software for libraries with the majority of the time spent working on Discovery software. He enjoys creating innovative new functionality to make library software work better for patrons and staff. In his spare time, Mark enjoys being outdoors running and hiking, traveling, and hanging out with his kids.

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.

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Ajax Public Library Increases Circulation and Holds with Aspen Discovery - A Case Study

LISWire - Thu, 07/01/2021 - 18:12

Location: Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Library Information: With three branches to serve the entire community, the Library offers over 500 annual programs and events including workshops, training, book clubs, film screenings and information sessions for toddlers, kids, teens, adults and seniors. With a catalogue collection of over 150,000 items, including books, periodicals, music and movies, the library provides a substantive inventory of both print and digital assets for readers of all skill-sets and ages. Appointed by Ajax Town Council, the Ajax Public Library is governed by a nine member board, including eight citizens and one Councillor.

Library URL: https://www.ajaxlibrary.ca

Aspen Discovery URL: https://discover.ajaxlibrary.ca

Library Background
The Ajax Public Library in Ontario, Canada, is the gateway to information and resources that improve the quality of life, foster life-long learning, encourage community involvement, and meet the varying educational and social needs of all members of its communities. They have migrated to Koha in 2018 and Aspen Discovery in fall of 2020.

Case study with Christofer Zorn, Coordinator of Technology Services at Ajax Public Library.

Staff from Ajax Public Library recently commented on the implementation of Aspen Discovery.
"Staff feedback was positive about the transition and ‘findability’ of materials. The ‘Netflix’ type of display was also quite favourable to staff."

Case Study
Why did you decide to move to Aspen Discovery?

The decision to move to Aspen was accelerated by COVID shutdowns. When comparing our existing Koha catalogue to Aspen, Aspen provided a much richer end user experience, giving our customers as close to an “in branch” browsing experience as possible.

Another key factor in our move to Aspen was that it allowed us to highlight and feature other aspects of our collections within search results. Aspen’s tight integration with third party products (specifically Overdrive and Hoopla), along with its ability to integrate our other Databases into search results were paramount to our decision to move.

What challenge(s) was your library addressing by adding a discovery layer?

There were a number of challenges that our Library was attempting to address, but mainly it was keeping our customer base engaged during the shutdown. Aspen provided the opportunity to visually highlight our collections, which dramatically increased the number of holds placed.

A further push was made to highlight our virtual collection during the stay at home orders and Aspen also aided in this as well.

What integrations have you tied into Aspen Discovery?

Mostly Overdrive and Hoopla. Being in Canada, we don’t have access or don’t subscribe to many of the other services available in the United States.

How did this help patrons find more of what the library had to offer?

With our Koha catalogue, results were not grouped in an intuitive way. This caused multiple entries for titles such as Harry Potter. Aspen streamlined searching and provided customers with one search result for a title, but included all library holdings within that one result.

How much have you seen your statistics jump since moving to Aspen Discovery?

Completely and more than I had predicted.

We officially went live on Aspen in late October 2020. By the end of November, we had seen our average daily holds placed count increase to 113% of October’s values. That number increased again slightly in December.
The return on investment for Aspen began to shine as the calendar year turned to 2021, where our average daily holds count increased from 157% to 198% over pre go live counts.

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EBSCO Information Services and Harmony Technology Offer FOLIO Implementation Services for Libraries in Morocco

LISWire - Thu, 07/01/2021 - 13:30

EBSCO Information Services and Harmony Technology Offer FOLIO Implementation Services for Libraries in Morocco
~ Partnership Offers Libraries More Options when Considering Adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 30, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Harmony Technology have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO FOLIO and Harmony Technology will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Harmony Technology provides libraries with knowledge and service solutions. Their experience in open source customizations, troubleshooting and management provides support for automation and migration for libraries wishing to adopt the FOLIO LSP. This partnership will leverage EBSCO’s hosting services and advanced software support, as well as implementation services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP through EBSCO FOLIO Services.

Mohammed Baaddi, VP of Harmony Technology, says that the company’s philosophy is to deliver effective, impactful technical, management and consulting solutions, and contributing to FOLIO will help reinforce their mission. “FOLIO relies on the culture of technological donation and open source, supported by a spirit of mutual help, sharing and exchange. We look forward to contributing to the FOLIO platform and bringing our expertise to libraries in North Africa and beyond.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of FOLIO Partnerships, Mark Allcock, says the collaboration between EBSCO and Harmony Technology extends services available to libraries choosing FOLIO. “With this partnership, we are now able to extend our open source offerings to libraries in Morocco and in the wider region. We are giving libraries the advantage of expert local support from Harmony Technology combined with EBSCO hosting. EBSCO FOLIO Services allows them to build the system that best suits their needs.”

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

About Harmony Technology
Harmony Technology is a leading provider of technology solutions and services in the areas of knowledge management, library and museum technologies, and document preservation. Harmony Technology's solutions and services cover libraries and research centers, universities, colleges and large corporations. Harmony Technology provides all kinds of libraries in the region with a wide range of advanced solutions, allowing them to be more efficient and productive. These solutions are provided with the highest level of customer service. For more information, visit the Harmony Technology website at: www.harmony-technology.net

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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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Four Libraries Share EBSCO Information Services’ 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant

LISWire - Tue, 06/29/2021 - 11:14

Four Libraries Share EBSCO Information Services’ 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant
~ $200,000 in Grants Provided to Four Libraries Looking to Install Solar Arrays ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 29, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has selected its four 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Hazel Park District Library in Hazel Park, Michigan; Medford Public Library in Medford, Massachusetts; College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin; and the Virgin Islands Montessori School in St, Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, will each receive an EBSCO Solar Grant to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow the libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

Hazel Park District Library in Hazel Park, Michigan will be utilizing solar arrays to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve sustainability goals, including a rainwater collection system, architectural ultraviolet films on windows, a bicycle-borrowing program and office pods for public use.

Hazel Park District Library Director, Corrine Stocker says that the grant will have a cascading effect on the community. “By reducing our reliance on the electrical grid, this grant will allow us to save a tremendous amount of money on energy costs. The savings will be used to implement additional programs, services and materials for our residents. Our ultimate goal is to empower the residents of our community by enriching their quality of life and expanding the resources to which they have access. Without this grant, we would not be able to realize this vision.”

Medford Public Library in Medford, Massachusetts, started the Medford Public Library Foundation in 2018 to solicit, manage and monitor private funds raised for the construction, outfitting, maintenance and operation of the Medford Public Library. One of the foundation’s projects was to support the library’s sustainability goals through the installation of solar arrays.

Executive Director of the Medford Public Library Foundation, Holly Sargent, says, "This grant will greatly boost our campaign to underwrite the photovoltaic panel array to be installed on the roof of the new Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library. This community–supported effort will make the building the first net zero public library in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

College of Menominee Nation is located in Keshena, Wisconsin. The mission of the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library/Menominee Public Library is to reflect the sustainability values of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and the College of Menominee Nation by setting an example for the community and by being an advocate for the environment.

President of College of Menominee Nation, Christopher Caldwell, says the EBSCO Solar Grant is part of a larger College of Menominee Nation 2016 Climate Action Plan. “The College plans to reduce emissions until it becomes a carbon neutral facility. Installing solar panels on the library roof is the ideal next step to see this plan come to fruition. EBSCO Solar will allow the library to serve as a sustainability model to the community and spark interest in solar energy within and around the reservation.”

Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA) in St, Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands is looking to use the installation of solar panels to become more sustainable during inclement weather that often hits the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Head of School, Michael Bornn, says that “VIMSIA has always been on the leading edge of sustainability in the Virgin Islands - we are so grateful for this opportunity presented to us by EBSCO. It would not be a truly modern learning commons without renewable energy. We are excited to begin the process of enhancing our library with the help of the EBSCO grant.”

For more information on EBSCO Solar, visit www.ebsco.com/solar.

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

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