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ByWater Solutions at American Library Association 2021 Virtual Conference

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ByWater Solutions will be attending the 2021 American Libraries Association (ALA) Virtual Conference from June 23-26. We will be available to answer questions, and to take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries at our virtual booth! Make sure to swing by our virtual booth on opening day, on June 23, for a full day of exhibit sessions and activities.

We will be using #alaac21 on the socials!

About the American Libraries Association
The object of the American Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship.” The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
Read more at: http://www.ala.org

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes.

Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. Visit us at http://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
The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit https://www.folio.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/.

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform pc reservation booking, print 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! It consists of two parts, the Libki server, and the Libki client.
Learn more at: https://libki.org/

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

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Pop & Rock Music Fans Can Subscribe to Digital Editions of Anthem Music Titles

LISWire - Mon, 05/10/2021 - 07:03

Lovers of pop and rock music can now subscribe to the brand new digital editions of Anthem Publishing titles Classic Pop & Vintage Rock through the Exact Editions platform. Subscriptions to the modern archives, which currently include 18 and 10 issues respectively, are available to individual and institutional readers at home or on-the-go through any web, iOS and Android device.

Classic Pop is the ultimate celebration of great pop and chart music through the decades, bringing readers artist interviews, features, news and reviews each month. Unique title Vintage Rock covers the era of rock n’ roll for a contemporary audience, features rare pictures and relishes the vitality and flair of the music genre that changed the world.

Subscribers old and new are encouraged to unearth gems from past issues through the Exact Editions platform’s comprehensive search function, which allows references to specific topics, songs or artists to be pinpointed at the click of a button.

Classic Pop & Vintage Rock are available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Classic Pop for Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/classic-pop
Classic Pop for Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/classic-pop

Vintage Rock for Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/vintage-rock
Vintage Rock for Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/vintage-rock

Michael Langroudi, Senior Marketing Executive at Anthem commented: “We’re very impressed with the navigational tools with which the Exact Editions platform equips our readers, as it helps them to easily re-discover brilliant old articles from years gone by.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “These digital editions of Classic Pop & Vintage Rock are so valuable as they increase in size with every new issue published, offering brand new content alongside the existing archive for the ultimate reading experience.”

About Anthem Publishing:

Bath-based Anthem Publishing is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. Founded in 2002 and operating in the wellbeing sector, Anthem is passionate about helping people to actively pursue the hobbies and interests that make them most happy in life, whether that’s running, baking, cooking vegan food or colouring.

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 allows publishers to provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Gale Integrates K-5 eBooks into Gale In Context: Elementary to Deliver a Better Learning Experience to Kids and Enhance Instruction

LISWire - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 14:23

New Integration Provides Access to Gale K-5 eBook Content on One Platform, Increasing Engagement and Improving Learning Outcomes

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – May 4, 2021 – Gale, a Cengage company, is making the reading experience for young learners more user-friendly. The company has integrated its K-5 eBook content into the Gale In Context: Elementary platform. Now young users can easily navigate and access K-5 eBook content from Gale on one trusted platform, making their learning experience easier and uninterrupted, improving digital literacy outcomes . Read Gale’s blog about the integration, here: https://bit.ly/3xLeDw6.

As students navigate an increasing number of digital platforms in remote and blended learning environments, it’s easy for them to get frustrated. This is especially true for young students who don’t currently have the digital expertise required to toggle between tools in search of the content they need. Gale In Context: Elementary’s new eBook integration streamlines the learning experience in a single platform, eliminating the need to open multiple tools to access Gale’s K-5 content.

“We want kids to be excited about learning, not overwhelmed. So, the fewer barriers to learning the better,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “That’s why we’ve enhanced Gale in Context: Elementary to match how students naturally navigate online by providing content in a way that fits their existing workflows. Everything young learners need to find answers and explore their interests is now all in one place.”

The Gale in Context: Elementary platform now includes a “Books” tab that seamlessly connects students directly to K-5 eBooks from Gale, providing a true one-stop-shop for elementary school content. This also increases the likelihood that students will find and read the eBooks they have access to.

Other new features and capabilities in Gale in Context: Elementary include:

• Improved Book View Experience: eBooks now open in a visually-appealing, easy-to-use reader that displays content clearly.

• ReadSpeaker in Book View: ReadSpeaker functionality is included for every eBook and is optimized for young students.

• Cross Search: users can search across K-5 eBooks titles within Gale In Context: Elementary, offering a unified, kid-friendly experience. This means young learners are no longer required to log into the Gale eBooks platform to read these titles. To support multiple user paths, all K-5 eBooks are still accessible through Gale eBooks alongside the rest of a school’s eBook content.

With Gale In Context: Elementary, students can find eBooks across a variety of topics and view them alongside reference, periodical and multimedia content. Unlike other eBook platforms, this wrap-around content provides context for each title and offers students an easy path to learn more. In addition, unlimited simultaneous user access and text-to-speech capability for every title provides expanded accessibility and an equitable experience for all users.

Gale In Context databases have a long history of supporting academic achievement and future-ready skill development. In a recent nationwide study conducted by Project Tomorrow® on behalf of Gale[i], 91 percent of teachers said their students’ research skills improved from using the Gale In Context databases to support their assignments and projects. Additionally, after using Gale In Context: Elementary, 70 percent of the students said they were now comfortable doing a research project on their own, and 79 percent agreed that they were comfortable using online databases to support their research assignments.

Gale In Context: Elementary is an award-winning, K-5 resource that provides kid-appropriate content across a wide variety of subjects. Designed with the student in mind, Gale In Context: Elementary is an easy to use resource, aligned to standards and ready to use both in and outside of the classroom. The product is built using familiar Gale In Context design elements, making it easy for students to grow with Gale and develop their research skills as they progress to databases like Gale In Context: Middle School and Gale In Context: High School.

For more information or to request a trial of Gale In Context: Elementary, visit: www.gale.com/c/in-context-elementary.

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, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit www.gale.com/schools.

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

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[i] Project Tomorrow Study: Activate Student Success with Database Access, October 2019

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Equinox Open Library Initiative Awards Center for Khmer Studies the Equinox Open Source Grant

LISWire - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 15:05

Duluth, Ga., April 27, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Center for Khmer Studies, with offices located in New York as well as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia, is one of two grant recipients of the Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library.

“We are extremely honored to receive Koha migration and hosting services from Equinox,” said Sivleng Chhor, Head Librarian at the Center for Khmer Studies. “We are looking forward to expanding access to our library and catalog while supporting our community and mission.”

The Center for Khmer Studies promotes research, teaching and public service pertaining to the social sciences, arts and humanities in Cambodia and the Mekong region. Their library opened in 2001 and now encompasses around 19,000 titles. The Center for Khmer Studies not only supports academic researchers but is open to the general public.

"We are excited and very much looking forward to working with the Center for Khmer Studies,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “The Center is home to a strong and unique collection, combined with an amazing staff. It’s a special opportunity to partner with them through the Equinox Open Source Grant and provide the tools to bring an already amazing institution to a new level."
Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.
To receive news directly in your inbox: https://www.equinoxOLI.org/#signup

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

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

About The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)
The Center for Khmer Studies is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. CKS facilitates research and international exchange through programs that increase understanding of Cambodia and its region both within Cambodia and at American universities. CKS maintains the largest public academic library in Cambodia outside of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. To learn more about what we do, please visit https://khmerstudies.org/.

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

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Okanagan College to Become the First Canadian Institution To Fully Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform

LISWire - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 12:01

Okanagan College to Become the First Canadian Institution To Fully Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform
~ College will Leverage EBSCO FOLIO for Hosting and Implementation ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 26, 2021 — Okanagan College (OC) will be the first institution in Canada to fully transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). OC, located in British Colombia, is undertaking a phased implementation and will look to be entirely live on FOLIO before the end of 2021.

EBSCO is one of the original founders of the FOLIO project and provides implementation, hosting and support through EBSCO FOLIO Services. Okanagan College offers students bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, trades and vocational training, professional development, corporate training and adult basic education. Okanagan College will serve as an example of how all types of academic libraries in Canada can benefit from the innovativeness and flexibility of FOLIO.

Okanagan College’s Director of Library Services Ross Tyner says that the adoption of FOLIO with services from EBSCO will provide a more effective day-to-day operation at the OC Library. “FOLIO’s state-of-the art open source LSP will give us the ability to manage electronic resources on the same platform that we manage our physical resources, resulting in a better user experience, more efficient staff workflows and less duplication of work.”

FOLIO can easily integrate with existing EBSCO resources for better library workflows and patron services including the EBSCO Knowledge Base, which streamlines electronic resource management, and EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Okanagan College currently uses EDS as the institution’s search solution. During this transition, OC plans to leverage EBSCO’s integrated knowledge base for Electronic Resource Management workflows with the FOLIO eHoldings app, Full Text Finder, and EDS with custom catalog and patron empowerment.

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 x2594
[email protected]

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Equinox Open Library Initiative Awards Vermont Jazz Center the Equinox Open Source Grant

LISWire - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 10:39

Duluth, Ga., April 26, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce that the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, Vermont is one of two grant recipients of this year’s Equinox Open Source Grant. The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides migration, implementation, hosting, and support of the Koha Integrated Library System to eligible libraries, archives, museums, and other educational, cultural, and information organizations. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library.

“The Equinox team were deftly helpful in educating our team regarding Koha’s tremendous abilities. The more we investigated, the more it became clear that Equinox and their mastery of Koha was a hand-in-glove ILS solution that would serve our organization’s goals,” said Eugene Uman, Director of the Vermont Jazz Center. “We look forward to working with Equinox to make our holdings accessible to a broad demographic of users.”

The Vermont Jazz Center's history reaches back to the early 1970’s, when its founding director, jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, would invite musicians and students from New York City to unwind at his home in Newfane, Vermont. The organization incorporated in 1974 and was awarded 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1989.

“It is exciting to help the Vermont Jazz Center establish their Koha database,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “The Vermont Jazz Center offers literature, artist interviews, educational events, workshops, festivals, and concerts to music enthusiasts worldwide. Koha will help give their invaluable resources more exposure, searchability, and public accessibility.”
Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.
To receive news directly in your inbox: https://www.equinoxOLI.org/#signup

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

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

Vermont Jazz Center
Vermont Jazz Center (VJC) is a 501(c)3, non-profit jazz programming and education institution that provides high quality jazz to a rural area in Southeastern Vermont. VJC's history reaches back to the early 1970s, when its founding Director, jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, would invite musicians and students from New York City to unwind at his home in Newfane, Vermont. The organization incorporated in 1974 and was awarded 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 1989. To learn more about VJC please visit https://vtjazz.org/.

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

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British Museum Completes 30-Year Digital Archive of Membership Magazine

LISWire - Mon, 04/26/2021 - 07:38

The British Museum has launched a complete digital archive of their membership magazine in partnership with digitisation experts Exact Editions, stretching back 30 years to the first issue published in 1990. The vital resource is not only accessible to individual members through the Museum’s website but is also available to universities and corporations through cutting-edge institutional subscriptions that give users unlimited IP-authenticated access to over 90 issues and counting.

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world, exhibiting two million years of human history and culture. Published three times a year, the pages of membership title British Museum Magazine include striking visuals alongside museum and exhibition insights, research news and historical features.

The intuitive functionalities of the Exact Editions platform, including remote access options and an advanced search function, allows students and museum professionals alike to access a treasure trove of in-depth editorial content from the complete archive at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android devices.

The complete archive of British Museum Magazine is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/british-museum-magazine

Membership Manager Claire Byfield commented: “We’re thrilled that the archive has now been completed and can be browsed and enjoyed by members and institutions around the world. Old print issues have been brought back to life and turned into an essential tool for all those who are interested in our work.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “In creating this digital edition, the British Museum has brought an important resource into existence, which will undoubtedly serve as a valuable record of the exhibitions and findings of the world’s oldest museum.”

About British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum was the world’s first national public museum. Its collections focus on human history and culture and include over seven million objects. Enlightenment ideals and values – critical scrutiny of all assumptions, open debate, scientific research, progress and tolerance – have marked the Museum since its foundation.

The Museum is driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world, a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history, sound research, as well as the desire to expand and share knowledge.

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 Announces Aspen Discovery 21.05.00 Release

LISWire - Fri, 04/23/2021 - 15:09

In version 21.05, we focused on updates to our ILS integrations, user lists, custom covers, and web builder functionality.

During this release, we completed our implementation of Symphony by allowing patrons to update their messaging settings within Aspen so they can easily control which notices they receive via text message. We have also added support for all core discovery functionality for users of Polaris including the ability to place and modify holds, renew checkouts, and automatically index changed records from Polaris. We have also improved our Carl.X and Koha integrations.

When checking to see how our libraries promoted lists on their websites, we noticed that several libraries were generating custom graphics to represent their lists. Libraries can now add these graphics directly into Aspen Discovery to give patrons a more seamless experience when view the lists in Aspen. Patrons and staff can also now more easily apply manual sorting to lists by either dragging and dropping the titles in a list or by specifying a new position for the title. They can also easily delete multiple titles at once or even clear their entire list. Finally, patrons can easily move or copy titles between lists so if they maintain a list of titles they want to read and a list of titles they have read, they can easily move titles between those lists.

Our libraries greatly value the ability to select exactly which image is used for a grouped work. To make that process easier for them, we have added the ability to select which record the grouped work image is generated from. So you can choose to use a cover from Syndetics, Content Cafe, OverDrive, Hoopla, etc. to represent the entire work. For libraries uploading their own custom covers for games, local materials, kits, etc we have made the uploading process easier by allowing you to specify a URL to fetch from this cuts down on the number of steps needed when loading a cover from the web.

Finally, we have enhanced web builder with support for the ability to create collapsible regions on a page, insert iFrames within a cell, and improved support for libraries using web builder within a consortium.

In addition to the changes above, over 2 dozen additional changes were made to make the Aspen Discovery experience better for both staff and patrons.

Read the Full Release Notes: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-05-00-rel...

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourceDiscovery layerlibrary discoveryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

“It Isn’t Enough to Not Be Racist.” ULC and Gale Call on Library Executives to Actively Embrace Anti-Racism’s Leadership Imperative

LISWire - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 11:26

A New Urban Libraries Council Leadership Brief Highlights Action Strategies for Library Executives to Lead the Charge for Anti-Racism, Starting by Looking Inward

WASHINGTON & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has published a new Leadership Brief on Anti-Racist Executive Leadership for Public Libraries, sponsored by Gale, a Cengage company. This resource examines the deep roots and enduring harm of structural racism in public libraries and challenges library executives to take on a more active, intentional and accountable role in strengthening their libraries as anti-racist institutions. View/download the Leadership Brief, here: https://bit.ly/3ttslBk.

Introducing the Leadership Brief is the following quote from Baltimore County Public Library Director, Sonia Alcántara-Antoine, “In order to make any progress as library leaders, we need to look at our own history with humility and have the courage to recognize that we can be part of the solution.” Alcántara-Antoine is a member of ULC’s Anti-Racism action team, which informed the development of the Leadership Brief.

To guide library executives in taking meaningful steps forward in their work as anti-racists, the Leadership Brief provides key messages, action strategies and examples of leading practices. This includes recommendations not only for advancing organizational change and staff growth, but also identifying and addressing personal blind spots, biases and racist attitudes.

“Anti-racist leaders must be more than voices for change – we need to actively embrace and embody continuous growth as individuals, even when it is painful,” said ULC President & CEO Susan Benton. “This new Leadership Brief builds on the insights and deliberations of library executives across North America. It is meant to be a call to action for all leaders to own their role in addressing systemic racism.”

The Leadership Brief highlights executives from 13 ULC member libraries in the U.S. and Canada. All 13 libraries are among the 206 total systems who have signed ULC’s Statement on Race and Social Equity. For additional information about ULC’s Statement on Race and Social Equity, Anti-Racism action team and Anti-Racist Executive Leadership for Public Libraries Leadership Brief visit urbanlibraries.org.

Gale is the first corporate partner to sign ULC’s Statement on Race and Social Equity and sponsor the Leadership Brief.

“Systemic racism underpins our history and taking action is the only way to create change and promote equity,” said Paul Gazzolo senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale supports ULC’s commitment to helping public libraries achieve racial and social equity and this leadership brief gives library executives the strategic direction and framework to put in the work to tackle structural racism and systemic inequities, putting them on a path to becoming an anti-racist library and safe space for all.”

To learn how Gale can help public libraries measure and reduce equity barriers and support diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism through online learning and collection development, visit: gale.com/equity.

About the Urban Libraries Council
The Urban Libraries Council is an innovation and action tank of North America’s leading public library systems. ULC drives cutting-edge research and strategic partnerships to elevate the power of libraries as essential, transformative institutions for the 21st century. More than 150 urban member libraries in the U.S. and Canada rely on ULC to identify significant challenges facing today’s communities and provide new tools and techniques to help libraries achieve stronger outcomes in education, digital equity, workforce and economic development, and race and social equity.

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

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Equinox Launches New Website Featuring Open Source Library Products, Services, and Education

LISWire - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:44

Duluth, Ga., April 16, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative proudly announces the launch of its newly designed website https://www.equinoxOLI.org, featuring open source library products, services, and educational resources. Equinox Open Library Initiative, the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., celebrates fifteen years as a small business delivering “Extraordinary Service. Exceptional Value” to libraries worldwide. Equinox provides innovative open source software for libraries and consortia of all types, serving academic, public, school, corporate, cultural, and government organizations. The new website serves as the central place for current news from Equinox, information about open source library software, including Evergreen, Koha, Fulfillment, and CORAL, and details and announcements regarding Equinox’s grants, programs, and community events.

“When you choose Equinox, you’re choosing a mission-driven small business with a proven record of technical expertise and outstanding service,” said Lisa Carlucci, Executive Director. “As we launch the new website and celebrate this important milestone, we are deeply grateful to the libraries, consortia, and community partners who have trusted Equinox to provide best-in-class library technologies.”

In addition to open source products, Equinox offers library consulting, training, and technology services. Consulting topics include workflow analysis, process improvement, consortial policy evaluation and management, web design, custom training sessions and workshops, IT services and support, and data services.

"Our new website highlights our services and programs contributing to library open source software and infrastructure," said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. "We hope that libraries and community members find it useful as a hub for finding open source resources and learning more about Equinox."

Follow Equinox on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates. To receive news directly in your inbox:http://eepurl.com/hvh3g9

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

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

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Washoe County Library System

LISWire - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 10:10

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Open Source Discovery system for Washoe County Library System in Reno, Nevada. Aspen will be working with Washoe's already existing Koha ILS to provide patrons seamless access to all of the library's print, electronic, and enhanced content resources.
You can view Washoe's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.washoecountylibrary.us/

Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team recently commented, "Washoe was already a Koha partner of ours and they have been so excited to get live on Aspen. They really made use of all the features to customize the CSS to get the site exactly how they wanted. Washoe did a soft roll out of their site, using the Web Builder functionality to survey their patrons! Overwhelmingly, patron and staff response has been great. Washoe is a very hands on partner and I am so excited about them going live on Aspen!"

About Washoe County Library System
The Washoe County Library System began in 1904 with the opening of Reno's Carnegie Free Public Library at the corner of South Virginia and Mill Streets. Today, the Washoe County Library System operates 12 library branches.

The Washoe County Library mission is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.

Read more about the library system's history here: https://www.washoecountylibrary.us/about/history.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 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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North American Magazine BirdWatching Launches Digital Subscriptions

LISWire - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:26

US magazine BirdWatching has launched brand new digital subscription options for individuals and institutions through the Exact Editions platform. Subscriptions feature fully-searchable access to a growing modern archive of back issues that can be browsed seamlessly across web, iOS and Android devices.

For over 25 years, BirdWatching has been North America’s premier magazine about wild birds and birding. Each issue contains feeding and attracting tips, reviews of books, new products and news about conservation hotspots, as well as articles written by experts in the field.

The brand new archive, which stretches back to the beginning of 2019, offers intuitive navigational tools such as linked contents pages, URLs and email addresses that provide an integrated browsing experience. Additionally, an advanced Boolean search function enables readers to easily pinpoint references to specific species, topics or writers.

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

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

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

Jason Pomerantz, Vice-President Circulation Strategy at Madavor Media, commented: “Regardless of whether readers enjoy watching birds in their backyard or further afield, the new archive will arm enthusiasts with the information they need to find, attract, identify and understand birds.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The wealth of information available at the touch of a button in the digital edition of BirdWatching will be extremely valuable to anyone with an interest in birds, whether in an amateur of professional capacity.”

About Madavor Media:

Madavor is a world-class media company that produces content across multiple platforms for a diverse audience of passionate enthusiasts and those seeking to take charge of their well-being. It publishes titles spanning aviation, photography, music and wellness.

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, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Brill Signs Agreements with FID Philosophie for E-Book Purchase and Digitization Project

LISWire - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 05:07

Leiden – 8 April 2021

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, signed agreements with the Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Philosophie (Specialised Information Service (SIS) Philosophy) for an E-Book purchase of 1900 titles, and to collaborate on a digitization project of over 1300 titles from the publisher’s book archive.

The FID Philosophie’s goal is to simplify and optimise access to specialist literature and research-relevant information for philosophical science. The first of its kind, the partnership includes titles under the imprints of Brill, Ferdinand Schöningh, Wilhelm Fink and mentis, increasing their accessibility to the broader scholarly community.

The digitized titles will be available on the FID Philosophie platform to their community, as well as on brill.com, where they will be available for purchase to institutions and individuals worldwide. The purchased E-Books will be accessible to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil) and Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP) societies via brill.com.

“In the Humanities books can have a high relevance even after decades. This is one of the reasons why we are very excited about this special cooperation with the FID Philosophie. We will not only make a large collection of recent E-Books available to its patrons, but digitize more than 1300 titles from Brill’s book archive. Step by step our backlist will come to life again. Customers world-wide will get a chance to complete their collections and discover our top sellers from the past,” says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill.

“The FID programme of the DFG funds the establishment and expansion of specialised information services to enable researchers of all disciplines – including Philosophy – to access specialised literature and research-specific information quickly and directly, irrespective of work location. The FID Philosophie would like to establish in the area of monographs a model in which a classical license is combined with making backlist titles available for the scientific community. We consider it a great success that we were able to conclude a model contractual agreement with Brill, a leading publisher for the subject of Philosophy”, says Prof. Dr. Andreas Speer, Co-Lead of the FID Philosophie, University of Cologne.

For more information about the agreement, contact Eva Wantzen, Brill’s Sales Manager | BrillOnline Europe via [email protected]. For more information about the digitization project, contact Lauren Danahy, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit brill.com.

About FID Philosophie / SIS Philosophy
The Specialized Information Service (SIS) Philosophy is developing an online portal that is intended to simplify and optimise access to specialist literature and research-relevant information for philosophical science. At the same time, it serves to increase the visibility of research projects as well as the networking of researchers in the community. SIS Philosophy is a project managed by the University and City Library of Cologne in close cooperation with the Department of Philosophy and the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) of the University of Cologne. The SIS Philosophy is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). For more information about the FID Philosophie contact Eric Eggert via [email protected].

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Library Perceptions 2021: International Survey of Library Automation- Results Announced

LISWire - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:16

Marshall Breeding recently released the fourteenth edition of the International Survey of Library Automation. You can view the survey at https://librarytechnology.org/perceptions/2020

The survey presents the latest data on how libraries perceive the effectiveness of the strategic technology systems upon which they depend for their daily operations and to fulfill the expectations of their patrons. This report presents and interprets survey responses gathered from November 2020 through February 2021.

Nate Curulla, Owner and CRO, recently commented on the feedback from the survey, "This year’s annual Perceptions Survey has been posted and I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who took the time to fill out this survey and share your experiences with the world!! We greatly appreciate all of the positive comments and ratings we received, as well as the feedback we have gotten on how we can improve our services.

Although we had a very strong showing for 2020, we are always looking to improve so as always, if you have a specific request or concern please let us know (you can always reach out to me by phone or email!) and we will do our very best to take care of it for you.

Thank you again, we are blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of diverse libraries. You are all leading the way in this industry and we are thrilled to be a part of your journey."

Narrative comments for Koha and ByWater Solutions can be viewed here: https://librarytechnology.org/perceptions/2020/comments.pl#Koha%20--%20B...

About Library Technology Guides
Library Technology Guides provides comprehensive and objective information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries. It covers the organizations that develop and support library-oriented software and systems. The site offers extensive databases and document repositories to assist libraries as they consider new systems and is an essential resource for professionals in the field to stay current with new developments and trends.

Read more at: https://librarytechnology.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.

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Gale Helps North Bend School District Bring Mental Health and Wellness Resources to Students

LISWire - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:07

District Invests in Digital Social and Emotional Learning Resources to Support Youth Mental Health and Wellness

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and NORTH BEND, Ore. – April 6, 2021 – With additional pressure being placed on students due to the pandemic and other stressors, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the North Bend School District 13 (NBSD) support mental health and wellness. Located in North Bend, Oregon, the district is using Cameron’s Collection and Cameron’s Camp for Wellness on the Gale eBooks platform to help students better understand their mental health and provide guidance to strengthen their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills.

More than 4,000 students can privately and anonymously access the digital collections from the district’s library website, 24/7 from any location or device. School staff, including counselors, can also access the resources to assist students and their family members.

Nationally, one out of five teens suffer from mental health challenges, and more than 75% don’t seek help[i]. With COVID-19 and other stressors impacting students every day, it’s important that they are equipped to navigate emotions in a healthy way.

“When I first heard about Cameron’s Collection, it resonated with me because I was that teenager who wouldn’t have sought out a counselor,” says Laurie Nordahl, librarian at North Bend High School. “I wouldn’t have opened up to a staff member or taken a book with a mental illness topic to the library desk to check out - I know there are students just like me, and I wanted resources for them.”

Providing mental health and wellness resources through Gale supports the district’s mission to provide for the health and safety of students by increasing social-emotional, mental and behavioral health support.

“The real ‘gotta-have-it-right-now’ moment came when we lost a student to suicide,” Nordahl said. “It devastated our school community, and after the initial surge of support, some students were still processing. If a student was up in the middle of the night thinking about these things, I wanted them to have access to these quality, vetted resources.”

NBSD’s Gale eBooks collections include:

• Cameron’s Collection: This collection focuses on helping students cope with everyday stressors and stay in the present moment. More than 90 digital titles span a wide range of topics including: ADD, ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, OCD, self-injury, stress and suicide. Created in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation, this collection aims to inspire students affected by mental illness to seek help.

• Cameron’s Camp for Wellness: More than 100 eBooks provide targeted guidance on sensitive issues for K-5 students, teachers and counselors with topics on managing emotions, teamwork, problem-solving, family issues, staying positive, being safe and much more. The core foundation of this collection is helping students recognize and manage emotions, social skills and safety.

The collections were created in honor of Cameron Gallagher, a bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety whose dream was to raise awareness and prevent the unnecessary suffering from stigma. At the age of 16, she suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition after crossing the finish line of a half marathon, a goal she set which helped her cope. Gale, in collaboration with the CKG Foundation, created Cameron’s Collection to ensure schools are equipped with educational resources to help struggling teens.

“The big thing for me is letting kids know that they’re not alone,” Nordahl explained. “I have always tried to make the library not only a warm, welcoming place, but the place students can get answers and help for anything – I feel like Cameron’s Collection fits right into this philosophy.”

“We’re inspired by educators like Nordahl who work tirelessly to provide valuable resources to their students,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “While it isn’t a substitute for a professional, Cameron’s Collection offers essential content to support the mental wellness of students who aren’t ready to seek in-person help or want privacy while they explore.”

Read more about North Bend School District’s success with Cameron’s Collection and how they secured funding for the collections: https://bit.ly/3rOWCJi.

For more information, visit Gale’s SEL webpage: https://bit.ly/3mpWtL5.

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, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today, that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit: www.gale.com/schools.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @galecengage
• Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/
• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/3836963/admin/

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[i] National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mental Health by the Numbers

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Union County College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:58

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Union County College in Cranford, NJ is now live on Koha!

Bywater Solutions completed the transition of the Union County College Library 137,000 holdings from SIRSI ILS to Koha and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The libraries' customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.ucc.edu/

Karen Venturella, Associate Librarian who handles Acquisitions at Union County College recently commented on the migration, "The Bywater Koha Support team was incredible and assisted us with integrating our Discovery tool as well as setting up reports. The Zoom training was scheduled and recorded to address the scheduling needs of the librarians and library staff.”

About Union County College
The Union County College has three campus libraries that “support the mission and goals of the College…the Libraries provide the diverse college community with information resources and services that complement curricula and aid students in completing degree and certificate programs.”
Read more at https://www.ucc.edu/library/

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

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

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

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

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

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New Archaeology Title THE PAST Launches Digital Subscriptions

LISWire - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 07:48

New fully-digital archaeology title THE PAST has launched a cutting-edge digital subscription service for individuals and institutions in partnership with the Exact Editions online platform. Subscriptions will offer readers fully-searchable access to the brand new first issue, as well as all future bi-monthly issues as they are published.

Written and edited by leading archaeology experts, THE PAST entertains, informs, delights, and provokes. Each issue is packed with features on the latest discoveries, research and big ideas from all across the globe.

The new digital edition offers subscribers a seamless cross-platform browsing experience on web, iOS and Android devices to support reading on the go. The Exact Editions platform’s intuitive navigational tools also include an advanced search functionality and clickable URLs, email address and contents pages for an interactive experience.

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

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-past-magazine

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-past-magazine

Magazine co-founder Dr Nadia Durrani commented “We don’t think there is anything quite like THE PAST. With double the content of all comparable titles, and covering the whole of human history, it’s full of compelling content. We’re really excited to be able to offer archaeology devotees such a superb digital subscription, which will only grow in value as future issues build up to form a valuable archive of content.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “It’s a delight to welcome THE PAST on board; the wealth of their team’s experience in both the archaeology and magazine industries will assist in driving the success of this exciting new title.”

About THE PAST:

THE PAST is the creation of trained archaeologists and seasoned magazine professionals Nadia Durrani, Neil Faulkner and Gary Rossin. The exclusively online archaeology magazine digs deep into all aspects of human history, over all time periods, in all areas of the world.

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 Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO

LISWire - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:11

Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO
~ The University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University to Leverage EBSCO FOLIO to run their libraries ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — April 1, 2021 — The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Both universities will be fully live with FOLIO by summer 2021.

EBSCO is one of the original founders of the FOLIO project and provides implementation, hosting and support through EBSCO FOLIO. The University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University are the first institutions in the state to begin transitioning to the FOLIO LSP. UT Martin and MTSU will serve as an example of how Tennessee universities can benefit from the innovativeness and flexibility of EBSCO FOLIO.

Dr. Erik Nordberg, Dean of the Paul Meek Library at UT Martin says that choosing EBSCO FOLIO for implementation and hosting was an obvious choice. “The EBSCO FOLIO migration team’s comprehensive experience with transitioning libraries of all sizes was an encouraging factor in deciding to use EBSCO for hosting and implementation services. EBSCO has earned a reputation as a valued partner to academic libraries, providing high-quality products at a reasonable price, which directly impact the teaching, learning, and research mission of our institution.”

MTSU’s Library Dean, Kathleen Schmand says that adopting FOLIO provides the university with the opportunity to contribute and connect with trends in library services. “Combining our ILS and ERM in combination with a better discovery experience while reducing costs was definitely a draw for us in selecting FOLIO in the short-term. In the long-term, the open source nature of the project and responsiveness to change in library trends will definitely be an asset for customization and future needs.”

EBSCO FOLIO can easily integrate with existing EBSCO resources for better library workflows and patron services including the EBSCO Knowledge Base, which streamlines electronic resource management, and EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). UT Martin and MTSU will be using EDS as the institution’s search solution. During this transition, UT Martin will also start leveraging OpenAthens for single sign-on authentication, and MTSU will transition to Full Text Finder to provide a fast, reliable search 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
(800) 653-2726 x2594
[email protected]

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.04.00 Release

LISWire - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 15:49

Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources.

For patrons that have linked to their children’s accounts or partner’s accounts, they can also see holds and checkouts for the linked accounts. This functionality will help to make sure that patrons can easily tell what title in a series they are currently reading and avoid the frustration of trying to place holds on materials they already have checked out.

We also worked to improve the performance of Aspen Discovery in a few situations. The first area addressed was cases where there are a large number of records grouped together with many holdings. For example, in a large consortia, classics can have dozens of records grouped together with hundreds of items. Aspen is now 10-20 times faster in this case.

The other case we addressed was loading and displaying holds and checkouts especially when patrons had 50 or more titles checked out or on hold or when a patron had linked to several different accounts. Aspen Discovery will now cache this information for up to 15 minutes to reduce load on the underlying ILS and eContent providers and improve response times for patrons.

Finally, we have started integration with the Polaris ILS. Initial support included indexing information via the Polaris APIs and viewing account information, holds and checkouts. We expect full support for Polaris to be available in the next release of Aspen Discovery.

In addition to the major enhancement above, over a dozen additional changes and bug fixes have been made within Aspen Discovery 21.04.

Read the Full Release Notes
You can find the full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-04-00-rel...

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: DiscoveryDiscovery layeraspenreleaseaspen discoveryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.04.00 Release

LISWire - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 15:49

Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources.

For patrons that have linked to their children’s accounts or partner’s accounts, they can also see holds and checkouts for the linked accounts. This functionality will help to make sure that patrons can easily tell what title in a series they are currently reading and avoid the frustration of trying to place holds on materials they already have checked out.

We also worked to improve the performance of Aspen Discovery in a few situations. The first area addressed was cases where there are a large number of records grouped together with many holdings. For example, in a large consortia, classics can have dozens of records grouped together with hundreds of items. Aspen is now 10-20 times faster in this case.

The other case we addressed was loading and displaying holds and checkouts especially when patrons had 50 or more titles checked out or on hold or when a patron had linked to several different accounts. Aspen Discovery will now cache this information for up to 15 minutes to reduce load on the underlying ILS and eContent providers and improve response times for patrons.

Finally, we have started integration with the Polaris ILS. Initial support included indexing information via the Polaris APIs and viewing account information, holds and checkouts. We expect full support for Polaris to be available in the next release of Aspen Discovery.

In addition to the major enhancement above, over a dozen additional changes and bug fixes have been made within Aspen Discovery 21.04.

Read the Full Release Notes
You can find the full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-04-00-rel...

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: DiscoveryDiscovery layeraspenreleaseaspen discoveryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

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