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Gale Streamlines Workflow for Instructors and Students with New LMS Integration to Support Classroom Learning

LISWire - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:34

New LMS Integration Simplifies Access to Gale Resources, Seamlessly Connecting Libraries to Learners

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 17, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for students and educators to discover and access Gale digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS). Gale has achieved conformance certification for Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 and Deep Linking from IMS Global Learning Consortium. Now educators can seamlessly integrate their library’s Gale content into learning management systems that support LTI and Deep Linking such as Schoology, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and others. This provides easy access to Gale resources from one platform through single sign-on, streamlining workflow to meet classroom instruction needs, foster student engagement and support textbook affordability initiatives. View a list of Gale’s LTI-compliant and Deep Linking certified products.

View our video on the LMS integration, here: http://bit.ly/2H6akoB

Educators want to incorporate digital resources into their lesson plans and assignments, but typically don’t have the time to search through multiple programs or platforms to find or create content themselves. Additionally, most are unaware of the high-quality resources available through their library. With this LMS integration, instructors can embed links to Gale resources into their courses and assignments from within their LMS, enabling students to access Gale content directly from their assignment, within their workflow.

Since the integration follows the natural workflow within the LMS, instructors don’t need to learn a new process for integrating content.

Read our blog on the new LMS integration, here: https://blog.gale.com/increase-access-and-discovery-with-lms-integration/.

Gretta Rogne, MEd., secondary instructional technology specialist at New Caney Independent School District in Texas had great success with the beta version of the new LMS integration with Canvas, and experienced a significant increase in usage: “Our teachers were extremely pleased with the ease of use and simple setup. The ability to search and embed into specific assignments, discussions and pages, without ever leaving our Canvas environment has increased usage of our Gale databases. The more tools and integrations we make accessible in Canvas, the greater usage we see in our resources.”

Benefits of Gale’s new LMS integration include:

• Single Sign-on: provides single sign-on access to Gale resources from within LTI-compliant learning management systems, with no additional passwords or authentication needed;

• Deep Linking: allows instructors to easily embed Gale content directly into assignments, discussions, quizzes and more;

• Streamlined Workflow: provides a seamless integration experience within the user’s workflow, reducing the time and the steps involved in incorporating Gale content into a course.

“Our LMS integration allows libraries to extend the value of their Gale resources to meet classroom needs,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “This is core to our mission to connect libraries to learners by enriching the relationship between librarians and educators to transform the way students learn.”

To learn more about Gale’s new LMS integration, visit: https://www.gale.com/workflow.

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 - https://blog.gale.com
• Facebook - https://business.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Brill Wins The Academic and Professional Publisher International Excellence Award at London Book Fair

LISWire - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:42

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 13 April 2018

Brill Publishers is proud to announce that they have won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 10 April 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.

The awards are organized annually since 2014, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), and celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel consists of experts in that sector.

The judges said, “A key component of the great Dutch tradition of scholarly publishing for well over three centuries, Brill have shown a tremendous capacity for innovation in recent years, launching interesting and perhaps unexpected programmes in Open Access publishing as well as developing significantly the digital possibilities of their traditional outputs. With annual rates of publication close to 1,400 new books and 284 journals and offices in three continents, Brill are a significant force in global publishing, and remind the wider scholarly publishing community of the continued importance of the commercial sector in the dissemination of the arts and social sciences - something all too often overlooked.”

Brill’s EVP Sales & Marketing Peter Coebergh comments: “We are proud and delighted that Brill and its authors around the world have been recognized in this way. To receive this award in our 335th year of publishing makes the award even more special."

Linda Empringham with chair of judges Richard Fisher (Independent Publishers Guild) (photo © London Book Fair)

For more information about this media alert, please contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia 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, Language & 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 284 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 www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/83/brill-wins-the-academic-and-professional-p...

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FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina

LISWire - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:20

FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina
~ Agreement with Latin America’s Largest Open Source Service Provider Designed to Offer Libraries Choice and Support for FOLIO Systems ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 12, 2018 — A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infoestratégica Latina is designed to ensure that libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement secures Infoestrategica’s pledge to provide FOLIO application and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services.

Infoestratégica Latina, located in Mexico City and Bogota, is one of the biggest general library service vendors in Latin America. Infoestratégica Latina CEO, José Luis Ascárraga Rossete, says that Infoestratégica Latina will work closely with EBSCO to provide support for their Latin American libraries using FOLIO as their library services platform. “The addition of open source services is important for libraries looking to save money and leverage the latest technology via the FOLIO Library Services Platform to provide more than traditional ILS functionality. Working with EBSCO to implement FOLIO in libraries will create a focus on service and customer support.”

EBSCO has supported FOLIO with funding, developers and project management as well as provided funding for Koha open source development. EBSCO will be providing hosting services and advanced software support as well as a complement of data integration services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP.

EBSCO Vice President of Services Product Management Ron Burns says these agreements give EBSCO the opportunity to create a high level of customer service standards. “It’s important that service providers like EBSCO and Infoestratégica Latina work together on local support structures for Latin America libraries looking to implement FOLIO. Many libraries need strong partners to take full advantage of modern open source benefits."

Infoestratégica Latina and EBSCO will be working together and with the FOLIO community to support the first libraries going live with FOLIO in 2019.

Since being announced in June 2016, FOLIO has formed a community and librarians and developers have joined special interest groups that are actively creating an open source LSP that supports traditional resource management functionality that can be extended into emerging areas. FOLIO is being designed to be flexible to allow librarians to select the applications that best align with their workflow needs. More information is available at www.folio.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 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.

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

About Infoestratégica Latina
Infoestratégica Latina is a leading technology solutions and professional content provider in Latin America, helps decision makers to make better decisions and obtaining better results, serving academic, public, corporate, special libraries, and archives. Infoestratégica´s portfolio includes; archives and library technology, automation and software, electronic journals and books subscriptions, discovery tools, mobile solutions, learning tools, RFID solutions. Established in 1994 Infoestratégica is a private company serving hundreds of organizations in all Latin American countries.

For more information, please contact:
Adriana Uyazán Ramírez
Infoestratégica
Gerencia Colombia
(571) 610 1698
[email protected]

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Gale Makes Off-Campus Access to Scholarly Content Seamless and Easy with Google’s CASA

LISWire - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:25

Google’s CASA removes barriers to accessing Gale’s scholarly research off-campus, from any device

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 10, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative content, from any off-campus location or device.

CASA is an enhanced authentication service that builds upon Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service. Without CASA, Subscriber Links in Google Scholar search results are based on IP authentication. This is great for on-campus research, but falls short for remote access, becoming a frustrating experience for users. With CASA integration, remote researchers have the same Subscriber Links and unrestricted access to Gale content as on-campus researchers, from anywhere in the world.

Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar said: "CASA builds on Google Scholar's Subscriber Links program which provides direct links in the search interface to subscribed collections for on-campus users. With CASA, a researcher can start a literature survey on-campus and resume where they left off once they are home or travelling, with no hoops to jump through. Their subscribed collections are highlighted in Google Scholar searches, enabling them to access articles in exactly the same way as on-campus researchers."

CASA is a free service and academic libraries that are included in Google Scholar Subscriber Links will automatically take advantage of the service when accessing Gale resources.

“As researchers become more mobile with less ties to a physical library and more students are taking online courses, they face far too many barriers to gaining remote access to library resources,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “CASA empowers learning by making it easier for researchers to successfully access our scholarly content no matter where they are. Our CASA integration builds on our remote access strategy and initiatives, including Single Sign-On from G-Suite, Office 365, Clever and ClassLink, enabling us to better connect learners to libraries.”

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 - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Open Dissertations Project from EBSCO Information Services Goes Live

LISWire - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 08:16

Open Dissertations Project from EBSCO Information Services Goes Live
~ OpenDissertations.org Already Has More Than One Million Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committed Just Months After Being Launched ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 9, 2018 — OpenDissertations.org, the project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June.

EBSCO Open Dissertations™ is committed to providing open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website (www.opendissertations.org), EBSCO will include ETD metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery for researchers. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs have created a service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content. EBSCO Open Dissertations extends access to any interested researchers worldwide and drives traffic to Institutional Repositories.

BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says the project is open to libraries around the world, and some of the first data made available for public search includes ETDs from across the U.K. that are included in the British Library’s EThOS Service. As UKSG 2018 approaches, he says there could be no better time to launch. “We are working to drive more discovery of U.K. ETDs through this project, and what better time to launch than ahead of this important U.K. Higher Ed. event. The British Library has been an amazing innovation partner working with us for years, and this project is an exciting way to extend our partnership.”

Davis says the response from libraries is letting BiblioLabs and EBSCO know they are on the right track. “We know from the number of libraries that have committed to join the project (especially the reactions we have seen in such a short time) that we have hit on a real need. We intend to build on our work with EBSCO and libraries in a way that supports the ETD community and this stream of research for the long term.”

More than 30 institutions from four continents are currently participating in the EBSCO Open Dissertations project. These institutions represent more than one million dissertations that will be searchable from www.opendissertations.org. Since the project was launched in November, more than 50 institutions have reached out to discuss the project and commit resources.

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says the positive response to the project in such a short time shows that EBSCO Open Dissertations is meeting a real need to make ETD information more accessible. “We are committed to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org, we are creating new content discovery paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely, and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

Opendissertations.org is the next step in an ongoing effort to open access to dissertations. In 2014, EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations, which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present with the goal of creating a single portal for ETDs which could be added to university profiles and accessed online.

To see a demonstration during UKSG in Glasgow, visit the EBSCO booth. To learn more about the Open Dissertations project, visit www.opendissertations.org or find out how to become part of EBSCO Open Dissertations. Libraries interested in participating can also contact their EBSCO representative.

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.

About BiblioLabs
BiblioLabs is a leader in Open Education Resource (OER) and OA content creation, curation and distribution software to academic institutions. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, their BiblioBoard platform aims to transform student and researcher access to information by delivering a simple, intuitive and modern user experience and delivering the best OER and OA content creation tools. They work with public and academic institutions of all sizes to democratize access to information and lower costs for students.

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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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Entry-level guidance for managing born-digital content

LISWire - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 07:45

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson’s The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content.

Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content. Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of ‘born-digital’ content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form. The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content explains step by step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally.

Authors Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson said, “Our book is for librarians and archivists who have found themselves managing or are planning to manage born-digital content and who may feel somewhat unsure of their ability to take on a task that by all appearances demands a high level of technological expertise”.

The book covers the basics of digital information; selection, acquisition, accessioning and ingest; description, preservation and access; methods for designing and implementing workflows for born-digital collection processing; and strategies and philosophies to move forward as technologies change.

Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress said, “Librarians, archivists and museum professionals need to collectively move away from thinking about digital, and in particular born-digital, as being niche topics for specialists. If our institutions are to meet the mounting challenges of serving the cultural memory functions of an increasingly digital-first society the institutions themselves need to transition to become digital-first themselves. We can’t just keep hiring a handful of people with the word ‘digital’ in their job titles. You don’t go to a digital doctor to get someone who uses computing as part of their medical practice, and we can’t expect that the digital archivists are the ones who will be the people who do digital things in archives. The things this book covers are things that all cultural heritage professionals need to get up to speed on”.
- Ends

Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:
Link to the cover image:
http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783301959.jpg

The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content | April 2018 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301959 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301966 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302567

Heather Ryan is the Director of Special Collections, Archives & Preservation and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She earned her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Walker Sampson is the Digital Archivist at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. He earned his MS in Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin before beginning work at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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New Journal Youth and Globalization Published by Brill

LISWire - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 05:39

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 3 April 2018

Expanding their publishing program in the Social Sciences, Brill Publishers has launched a new journal, Youth and Globalization.

Drawing on both theoretical and empirical research, and in addition to and as a complement of the Brill book series Youth in a Globalizing World, the journal explores how young people relate to globality and its outcomes. Its aim is to provide an innovative understanding of youth studies in a global context based on multiscalar (both local and global), multilevel (economic, political, social), transnational, and multidisciplinary approaches.

The first issue will become available in 2019, both online and in print. The board invites peer-reviewed articles (6,000-10,000 words), book reviews (up to 1,200 words), and interviews/conversations (not to exceed 2,500 words).

For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/yogo or contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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, Language & 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 270 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 www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/79/new-journal-youth-and-globalization-publis...

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Equinox Migrates the Potter-Tioga Library System to the PaILS SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:50

DULUTH, Ga., April 2, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Potter-Tioga Library System to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

This move includes more than 18,223 patron records and over 170,240 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox as part of the migration included data extraction, migration of bibliographic records, items, patrons, and transactions. Equinox also administered software configuration and project management as well as remote and onsite training.

“We at PaILS are extremely happy that the entire Potter-Tioga Library System will be joining SPARK,” said Executive Director of PaILS/SPARK, Scott Thomas. “These 10 libraries have been in a system for some time, but have never been able to share resources and cataloging. Now they can do all of that and also benefit from everything that the SPARK and Evergreen communities have to offer.”

The Potter-Tioga Library System is the only two county system in the state of Pennsylvania and serves a population of 60,343 residents. PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.

“It is very exciting to work with all of the Potter-Tioga librarians as they migrated to SPARK. Each of the libraries have unique approaches in how to best serve their local communities,” said Erica Rohlfs, Project Manager for Implementation at Equinox. “It was a welcoming challenge to help them strike a balance between maintaining this level of personal service and bring them into the larger consortium.”

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, SC Lends, 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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Brill Starts New Book Series on Latin Americans’ Ideas and Identities

LISWire - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 08:34

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 29 March 2018

Critical Latin America is the title of a new series, forthcoming with academic publisher Brill, focusing on the historical and contemporary currents, connections, and conflicts of Latin Americans’ ideas and identities.

Edited by David Carey Jr., Loyola University Maryland, and Renata Keller, University of Nevada at Reno, the series focuses on the intersections of identities—gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class—and such public and private fora as politics, culture, art, religion, and family. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series also examines how forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge (particularly scientific and medical), social movements, education, and the environment shape the ideas, identities, and lived experiences of Latin Americans.

The monographs and edited volumes published in the series will be peer reviewed, and available in print and online. Critical Latin America fits strategically with Brill’s growing portfolios in American Studies and Social Sciences.

Series editors David Carey Jr. and Renata Keller comment: "Poised to consider the dynamics of history from the micro to the macro level, this exciting new series examines Latin American lives and nations from colonial times to the present. Books in the series will explore how identities and forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge, social movements, education, and the environment have shaped each other and Latin American realities, past and present."

The editors invite proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions, in English.

For more information about this book series visit www.brill.com/crlt or contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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, Language & 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 270 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 www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/78/brill-starts-new-book-series-on-latin-amer...

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Equinox migrates Perry Memorial Library to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium

LISWire - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 16:18

DULUTH, Ga., March 27, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Perry Memorial Library in Vance County, North Carolina successfully migrated to Evergreen within NC Cardinal Consortium (NC Cardinal).

The migration of Perry Memorial Library added 81,667 bibliographic records and 27,164 patrons to NC Cardinal. The process included the conversion of bibliographic, item, patron and all current transaction records as well as the de-duplication of bibliographic records against the larger, NC Cardinal database. In addition, Equinox provided project management, software configuration, and Evergreen training onsite and remotely.

"It is always a pleasure helping new libraries join the larger Evergreen community and showing them the advantages of leveraging open source and open source communities,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst for Equinox. “Perry staff were a pleasure to work with and I am sure NC Cardinal libraries will be enriched from their joining as much as Perry will mutually benefit."

NC Cardinal is part of a growing consortia of libraries in North Carolina aiming to increase accessibility and resource sharing through the implementation of a single library catalog. Perry Memorial Library’s migration gives their patrons access to the consortium's 6.4 million records.

“Perry Memorial Library was a great group to work with,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “Our onsite training was interrupted by a snow storm, but even that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the staff. They always had great questions. They are going to be a great addition to NC Cardinal and the Evergreen community.”

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, SC Lends, 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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Backstage Library Works announces 2018 spring conference lineup

LISWire - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:49

Contact:

Kat Kamp | Marketing Department
Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220
[email protected] | www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, March 22, 2018–– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce its conference schedule from March through June, 2018.

Backstage representatives will be present as attendees, sponsors or exhibitors at these library conferences:

Public Library Association (PLA)
March 21-23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Exhibiting – Booth 1425

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives (MARAC)
April 12-14
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Attending

Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. (COSUGI)
April 16-18
Atlanta, Georgia
Exhibiting – Booth 201

Archiving 2018: Digitization Preservation, and Access
April 17-20
Washington, District of Columbia
Attending & Presenting

Innovative Users Group (IUG)
April 24-26
Orlando, Florida
Exhibiting – Booth 604

Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA)
May 1-4
Spokane, Washington
Exhibiting

Special Libraries Association (SLA)
June 11-13
Baltimore, Maryland
Exhibiting – Booth 328

American Library Association (ALA)
June 22-25
New Orleans, Louisiana
Exhibiting – Booth 2558

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 30 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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New edition of the essential textbook for collection development and management in libraries

LISWire - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 09:27

For immediate release

22nd March 2018

New edition of the essential textbook for collection development and management in libraries

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the fourth edition of Peggy Johnson’s Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management.

Peggy Johnson has revised and fully updated this textbook to provide a timely and valuable new resource for LIS students and professionals. Each chapter offers complete introductory coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, before including numerous suggestions for further reading and study. A range of practical case studies are included to illustrate and explore all of the issues discussed.

Johnson said, ‘The twenty-first century has brought into question the role and value of collection development as a professional specialty. The shift from collections-centered to services-centered libraries, patron-driven acquisitions, consortial buying, serial bundles, aggregator e-book packages, mass digitizing projects, ubiquitous access to digital content, and the growth of open access can raise uncertainties about what a collections librarian’s responsibilities might be. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management is based on the premise that the collections librarian’s role in this complex and evolving environment is now more important than ever.’

This book will be useful as a comprehensive introduction and learning tool for LIS students, a timely update for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work.

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the previous edition of the book, ‘must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management…the first place to go for reliable and informative advice.’ The CILIP Rare Books Newsletter described it as, ‘an excellent summary of vital areas of collections development and management, which can also act as a guide to those navigating this challenging area of the profession in such times of rapid change.’

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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:
Link to the cover image:
http://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302741.jpg
Link to the webpage: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302741

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management | March 2018 | 464pp | paperback: 9781783302741 | £69.95

Peggy Johnson has published several books, including ALA Editions’ Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials, edited the peer-reviewed journal Library Resources & Technical Services for more than nine years and continues to edit Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional. She teaches as an adjunct professor in the MLIS program at St. Catherine University and received the ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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GALILEO to Provide Users with Federated Single Sign-On Access in New Agreement with EBSCO Information Services and

LISWire - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 08:31

~ End Users Will Be Able to Discover and Seamlessly Access All Library Resources via Secure and Reliable Access Management System ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 22, 2018 — The GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials. The software delivers all of GALILEO’s library resources to its 10 million users by simply having them sign in via a single login.

The GALILEO community, comprised of 400 libraries including those in academic and technical colleges, K-12 and public libraries, strives to provide unlimited and easy access to information for citizens of the state of Georgia. College students will seamlessly access GALILEO services on or off campus with one login, one time. Public library patrons and K-12 students will be also be able to utilize content in the library, at home, at work or wherever they go with their devices: One login, one time. With the implementation of OpenAthens, the need for users to sign in through multiple logins or for administrators to create complicated authentication processes is eliminated. GALILEO will benefit from an easily managed system, access in one place for all users, privacy protection for their libraries and huge reductions in time saved managing proxy servers on IT development.

OpenAthens also provides usage statistics which map content usage by individual users while preserving their privacy. It provides a federated SAML-based approach to single sign-on that is more secure, reliable, and transparent than IP recognition and involves minimum or no involvement of IT resources. GALILEO will gain improvements in reporting and analysis of resource use with access to better, accurate data that helps target resource investment more effectively.

GALILEO Executive Director Lucy Harrison says the agreement will provide many benefits to their consortium, including valuable data. “The OpenAthens authentication solution will help us redesign the login process for all GALILEO users, and provide valuable insight into the ways patrons use library resources. We are thrilled to provide this service for libraries in Georgia.”

OpenAthens Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Brooksbank, says “GALILEO has joined the OpenAthens Federation to upgrade its current IP authentication solution to OpenAthens federated single sign-on for on-and off-site provision. The new strategic partnership with GALILEO and EBSCO in North America enable both sides to learn more about best practices as the relationship starts with an in-depth user experience design phase. GALILEO will use OpenAthens to better serve its member organizations and patrons with secure, easy, authentication to their digital resources that will increase engagement opportunities for all.”

Vice President of Software-as-a-Service Innovation at EBSCO, Tim Lull, says EBSCO and OpenAthens have developed a close working relationship over the past few years to integrate OpenAthens and EBSCO products in order to provide a better experience for mutual customers. “The partnership between EBSCO and OpenAthens brings together two critical software experiences for libraries. EBSCO Discovery Service™, combined with OpenAthens, provides researchers with a complete solution that joins article level discovery with seamless access; anytime, anywhere and on any device. The positive impact of the software integration will be factually measurable for libraries with more granular statistical reporting. OpenAthens also provides innovative improvements for resource accessibility and security.”

About OpenAthens
OpenAthens offers identity and access management solutions and supports membership of the OpenAthens Federation. Our mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. More than 4 million users worldwide in over 2,600 organizations across 200+ countries benefit from OpenAthens. Our international customer base ranges from education and research organizations, to government, charities, corporates, publishers and other service providers.
OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, cyber resilience and applications integration. For more information visit our website, watch our videos and follow us on Twitter. For more information please contact [email protected].

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

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

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GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO and Capita Partner to Provide Fully Automated Workflow Solution for Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:23

~ New Partnership Allows Academic Libraries in United Kingdom to Utilize GOBI® Acquisitions Services in Capita LMS ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 21, 2018 — GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) has partnered with Capita to offer a fully integrated and automated acquisitions workflow solution. The new partnership provides academic libraries using the Capita Library Management System (LMS) with seamless access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

The partnership with Capita allows GOBI customers in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, to access the entire suite of GOBI acquisitions tools and millions of e-books and print books available in GOBI. With the integration, the selection and purchase process begins in the GOBI workflow, and orders are seamlessly pushed to Capita for review. Once approved, orders are automatically returned to GOBI for completion, and invoices are shared electronically via the Capita Gateway Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Susan Wignall, Business Development Manager at Capita, says, “We are delighted to be working with GOBI Library Solutions. This new and exciting partnership will provide secure automated processes for seamless Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transmissions. Gateway is a fully managed service, supporting local workflows, so you can be assured your stock is shelf ready.”

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries, Gareth Smith says the partnership with Capita reinforces GOBI Library Solutions’ commitment to developing workflow solutions that benefit libraries. “As a major provider of e-books and print books for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to partnering with ILS vendors to help make workflows more efficient for libraries. The integration of GOBI with Capita LMS provides librarians across the United Kingdom with the acquisitions services they need to better streamline collection development.”

With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than one million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies e-books and print books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 60 countries. In addition to a variety of content, GOBI Library Solutions helps librarians streamline their collection development workflows by providing:
• Books from the top academic publishers
• Real-time ordering solutions
• E-books within minutes
• A choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options
• Itemised invoicing
• Centralised customer service and UK-based distribution centers

GOBI customers also benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists. GOBI provides Spotlight Lists highlighting premier and high-interest titles, real-time management reports and more. GOBI is provided by GOBI Library Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services. As a part of EBSCO, GOBI has offices in the United Kingdom and knowledgeable customer service staff to help provide support for customers.

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.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 customisation. 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
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: GOBI Library SolutionsCapitaLibrary Workflowcollection developmentTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansCompany Name: EBSCO

Gale Integrates Video and Classroom Tools into GVRL eBook Platform, Improving Student Engagement

LISWire - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:53

PLA Conference, PHILADELPHIA – March 21, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is taking instruction and student engagement to the next level. Video and curriculum-aligned classroom tools have been integrated into selected eBooks on the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) platform. Now teachers can incorporate content from these eBooks---text, video, classroom activities and more---into their lesson plans, creating a more effective and engaging learning experience for students, while meeting curriculum standards.

The enhanced eBooks on GVRL were created in partnership with librarians, teachers and advisors to meet appropriate curriculum standards. The videos were carefully selected and curated by Gale’s editorial team and embedded within an article or chapter in the eBooks, alongside prompts and related questions to directly support the content discussed within the article or chapter.

Every video includes closed captioning and an interactive transcript that highlights the corresponding text as the video plays. Additionally, the transcripts make the videos fully searchable. Clicking on a section of the transcript takes users directly to that point within the video. Users can even search within the actual video, helping them easily locate and jump to specific points of interest.

View Gale's video on the advantages of integrated video, here: http://bit.ly/2IGG4O2.

A visual indicator on the search results page lets users know which documents contain videos or users can limit search results to show only documents containing video. GVRL’s bookmark tool offers a stable permalink back to the document page, making it easy for librarians and teachers to share with students. The video player supports HD streaming and is compatible with all mobile devices.

“Teachers know the value that video brings to student learning and engagement. They want to include it in their lesson plans, but find it challenging and time-consuming to manually curate the content themselves and often turn to their school librarian for assistance,” said Douglas Enns, a middle school science teacher and advisor for Gale’s UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects enhanced eBook. “The new enhanced eBooks on GVRL integrate video, instructional guides, templates and other curriculum-based learning materials, making lesson planning easier. This saves teachers time and enables them to focus on teaching, with classroom-ready content at their fingertips.”

Key new capabilities of enhanced eBooks for GVRL include:

• Integrated Video: Video is carefully selected and/or created to support and enhance content, which makes concepts more meaningful to students.

• Curriculum Mapping: Aligns learning materials, assessments and instructional techniques to a set curriculum.

• Instructional Guide: Suggests ways the content can be used in the classroom, emphasizes connections to the curriculum, provides practical tips and more.

• Critical-Thinking Questions: Questions posed for students to engage, analyze and evaluate the learning materials.

• Classroom-Ready Activities: Aligned to specific curriculum standards, skill and level of rigor.

• Worksheets: Printable templates align to text material and guide students in research and writing.

Gale has released four new enhanced eBooks on GVRL. Titles include:

• UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects: Includes 70 projects that promote collaboration skills and knowledge of the scientific method. With the demand for STEM careers growing each year, it’s crucial for students to develop these skills early on.

• Animal Rights and Welfare: A five-title set that provides coverage of engaging and timely topics related to social issues around animal rights and welfare.

• Unlocking Current Issues: A five-title set that provides foundational historical information to help students gain a better understanding of current events and controversial issues.

• Genetics, 2nd Edition: Clear and comprehensive introduction to the many facets of genetics. Includes foundational concepts, key scientific and historical themes, ethical issues and advancements in science.

“Gale is taking student engagement and research content to a whole new level with the new enhanced eBooks on GVRL,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “Integrating video and classroom tools into our eBooks for GVRL is moving us beyond traditional reference to creating content specific to teaching and research, making our eBooks as valuable in the classroom as they are in the library.”

Demonstrations of the new enhanced eBooks on GVRL will be conducted at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 21-23 in Philadelphia at the Gale booth #501.

To learn more about Gale’s enhanced eBooks on GVRL, visit: https://www.gale.com/ebooks/on-gvrl.

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:https://twitter.com/galecengage
• Gale Blog: http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Gale Improves User Experience and Discoverability of Gale Small Business Builder with New Integrated Access to Business and Legal Resources

LISWire - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:29

PLA Conference, PHILADELPHIA – March 21, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is making it easier for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners to find and access their library’s key business and legal resources. Gale Small Business Builder now provides integrated access to Small Business Resource Center, DemographicsNow and Gale LegalForms. Libraries that subscribe to one or more of these products now have access to additional business and legal content through Gale Small Business Builder, giving their patrons a direct path to the resources and tools they need within their business planning workflow.

Entrepreneurs need access to a wide variety of supporting information and data when they are in the business planning process. In many cases, they’re unsure about the type of information or data they need and don’t know where to find it. The new integrations in Gale Small Business Builder link users directly to the appropriate content, making business planning more actionable, enabling libraries to guide entrepreneurs to relevant resources with less staff involvement.

Naperville Public Library in Illinois uses Gale Small Business Builder as the foundation of the NaperLaunch Academy, a library program that offers coursework in entrepreneurship, where Gale Small Business Builder is used to help new startup entrepreneurs create a business plan. Kent Palmer, business librarian at Naperville Public Library believes the new integration will help streamline the process of finding and accessing information that entrepreneurs and small business owners require for business planning:

“Entrepreneurs using Gale Small Business Builder at NaperLaunch will appreciate the ease of accessing important subject information for their business plans. The guidance and resources from Small Business Resource Center and Gale LegalForms makes my job much easier as we guide startups through the plan development process. Importing demographic and legal information will help them build the best business plans possible. Gale Small Business Builder’s new integration makes the library experience for entrepreneurs significantly better than any incubator,” said Palmer.

Gale Small Business Builder includes integrated access to:
• DemographicsNow: connects users with tools and a wealth of highly detailed demographic data that spans the entire United States, making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insight for opening or growing a business.

• Small Business Resource Center: a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, and more.

• Gale LegalForms: provides access to a variety of legal documents and offers the most robust collection of legal information available – including state-specific legal forms – that are helpful for starting or managing a new business.

“Having direct access to quality resources and tools is key to creating a successful business plan. Gale Small Business Builder’s new integration achieves this by making content easily discoverable and accessible,” said Leigh Ann Cusack, senior director of public and consortia products at Gale. “As entrepreneurship and small business rapidly grow, public libraries have become the epicenter for research and support. Gale Small Business Builder’s new integration provides access to resources that are vital to businesses and entrepreneurs, helping libraries drive economic development within their communities.”

Gale Small Business Builder’s new integrations will be available in April. Demonstrations of the new experience will be conducted at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 21-23 in Philadelphia at the Gale booth #501.

About Gale Small Business Builder
Gale Small Business Builder is an online planning tool that helps aspiring small-business owners and experienced entrepreneurs plan, start or run a small business or nonprofit. For more information on Gale Small Business Builder visit: https://www.gale.com/c/gale-small-business-builder.

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: https://twitter.com/galecengage
• Gale Blog: http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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Equinox migrates Thorold Public Library to Evergreen within LINC

LISWire - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:31

DULUTH, Ga., March 15, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Thorold Public Library in Thorold, Ontario successfully migrated to Evergreen under the Sequoia agreement with the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC).

Thorold Public Library was established as a lending library in 1895 and has grown over the years from 58 patrons to 12,525. Its migration added 75,626 bibliographic records to LINC. The project included the conversion of bibliographic, item, patron and all current loans and bills. It also encompassed the de-duplication of bibliographic records against the larger, LINC, database. To oversee the migration Equinox provided project management and software configuration in addition to remote Evergreen training.

“Migration can be a stressful process for both staff and library patrons,” said Joanne DeQuadros, Chief Librarian at Thorold Public Library. “The team at Equinox and our fellow LiNC libraries have eased the transition with their training, guidance and support. The migration team is always quick to respond and resolve any issues. They are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to our ongoing relationship.”

Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) was established in 2010 between four public libraries and a college library. In 2017 the cooperative began resource sharing.

“It was very exciting to have the opportunity to work with Thorold during their migration to LiNC,” said Erica Rohlfs, Project Manager for Implementation at Equinox. “I absolutely enjoyed our calls together, and they were a fantastic, congenial group! I also appreciate the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of the LiNC system and how it's configured.”

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, SC Lends, 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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Changes in Store for Leadership at NoveList® — Reorganization Signals Consistency of Leadership and a Continued Focus on Libraries

LISWire - Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:55

~ Founders Roger Rohweder and Duncan Smith Retire as Longtime Sales and Marketing Executive Danielle Borasky is Named Vice President. Smith to Remain Focused on Shaping EBSCO's Public Library Focus ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 12, 2018 — NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) announces the retirement of NoveList Co-Founders Duncan Smith and Roger Rohweder. During their tenure with NoveList, Smith and Rohweder have helped empower librarians and connect communities through the readers’ advisory solution. Danielle Borasky has accepted the position of Vice President and will take on leadership of NoveList.

Rohweder and Smith will retire from their leadership roles in June 2018. Duncan Smith will continue his longstanding service to libraries in an advisory role as Chief Strategist, Public Libraries, for EBSCO.

In her new role as Vice President, Borasky will assume primary responsibilities for NoveList operations. Since joining NoveList in 2011, Borasky has played a key part in overall product strategy and development. Prior to joining NoveList, Borasky served as Associate Director for Information and Library Services at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Institute on Aging in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she helped launch its inaugural library. Before her role at UNC Institute on Aging, Borasky served as a librarian for the Office of Information and Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. Borasky earned her M.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Product Management Mike Laddin says Borasky’s promotion is a testament to her dedication to helping librarians connect with their customers. “Since Danielle joined NoveList in 2011, she has demonstrated unwavering passion and commitment to developing products that help match readers to the books they love. Coupled with the leadership experience she’s gained during her tenure, I’m confident Danielle will help lead the team in taking NoveList to the next level.”

Borasky says she looks forward to providing libraries with even more opportunities to transform lives through books. “As a librarian, I understand the needs of these institutions and the importance of creating products that meet those needs. I look forward to working with the team at EBSCO to develop new, innovative solutions that connect readers, books and libraries.”

About NoveList
NoveList is dedicated to transforming lives through reading. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. As a division of EBSCO Information Services, NoveList specializes in readers' advisory tools for libraries that include book discovery, catalog enrichment, and outreach. Find out more at www.ebscohost.com/novelist.

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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Brill Launches New Journal: International Journal of Taiwan Studies

LISWire - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:21

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 8 March 2018

International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies is the first internationally collaborative, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed academic research journal in English dedicated to all aspects of Taiwan Studies, including Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and topics which are interdisciplinary in nature. This publication is a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan, a rapidly growing field with an increasingly critical influence, aiming to reach academics and policy makers of different cultural backgrounds, disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches. The journal’s editorial office is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is hosted by the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University.

Brill is pleased to add this peer-reviewed, Taiwan-focused journal to its growing portfolio on Asian Studies. The journal currently consists of two issues per year, available both online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in February: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24688800

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (SOAS, University of London & European Association of Taiwan Studies) comments: “We are excited about the launch of the IJTS and hope that the journal will further strengthen and develop the field of Taiwan Studies. We are delighted to be able to work with Brill and we appreciate their professionalism and fantastic support from the beginning of the project.”

Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Distinguished Research Fellow at Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica and IJTS Executive Editorial Board member, states: “The birth of Taiwan Studies has not been easy and should never be taken for granted. One may argue that the emergence of the field has been an intellectual by-product of both the processes of indigenization and democratization of Taiwanese society since the 1980s. We hope the establishment of the IJTS will enhance the globalization of Taiwan Studies and contribute to our understanding of the Social Sciences and Humanities in general.”

“The inauguration of an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Taiwan is long overdue. Taiwan’s intriguing history and extraordinary present have attracted scholarly interest for decades. At last this intellectual energy – and the theoretical advances it has inspired – has a dedicated outlet,” says Professor Shelley Rigger (Davidson College), IJTS Advisory Board member.

The journal’s Editorial Board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers in English.

For general information about this journal, please contact Dr. Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: [email protected], or visit: www.brill.com/ijts.

For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

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, Language & 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 270 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 www.brill.com.

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship wins Art Libraries Society Award

LISWire - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 06:13

Facet Publishing is pleased to announce that The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship has won the ARLIS/NA Worldwide Books Award for Publications.

The second edition of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship was awarded the Worldwide Books Award for Publications at the 46th Annual Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) conference in New York last week.

Editors Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki said, “We are thrilled that the Handbook was selected by ARLIS/NA for this award since it represents the scholarly research and writing of many Society members and other contributors. It is an honour to receive this recognition from this dynamic professional organization.”

The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for materials and collections management, reviews best practice in teaching and learning and presents innovative approaches to knowledge creation, library spaces, promotion and sustainability for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines.

The Worldwide Books Award for Publications recognizes outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA Individual members in librarianship or visual resources curatorship, and the arts. By recognizing special achievement in these areas the Award acknowledges and encourages scholarly publication by the ARLIS/NA membership.

Find out more about the book, including a free sample chapter here: http://facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302000

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