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ByWater Solutions announced Southwestern College Deets Library is live on Koha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ByWater Solutions Expands it Offering to Support Aspen Discovery

LISWire - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:33

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they have acquired Turning Leaf Technologies and will be providing implementation, support, hosting and development services to the Aspen Open Source Discovery system. Mark Noble the founder of both the Pika and Aspen Discovery systems, has joined the ByWater family as the Aspen Discovery Team Lead and users will benefit from his 10 plus years of experience in developing, managing and supporting Discovery systems for Public, Academic and School Libraries.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Team Lead, commented on his move to ByWater:

"This is a great partnership that will help better serve the library community and connect Aspen with the amazing support, systems and sales teams that ByWater is known for. I predict that this move will create rapid growth for Aspen and will help get this great product in front of more librarians and patrons, all who will benefit from its unique features!"

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater went on to say:

"We are beyond thrilled to have the chance to work with Mark and help expand options for libraries looking to adopt Open Source technologies. Aspen is the perfect compliment to Koha and other ILS solutions on the market and we are excited to expand our partnerships and presence in the library technology marketplace."

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

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

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

Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: LibrariansCompany Name: ByWater Solutions

Submissions Now Open for the 2020 SEE-IT™ Award from EBSCO Information Services and the Children’s Book Council

LISWire - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:07

Submissions Now Open for the 2020 SEE-IT™ Award from EBSCO Information Services and the Children’s Book Council
~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator
Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 06, 2019 — Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2020.

In an effort to identify these works and promote them among the library community, EBSCO eBooks™, Core Collections™ and NoveList®, in collaboration with the CBC Graphic Novel Committee, have partnered to create the SEE-IT Award to celebrate youth graphic novels published in the last year. Winners are selected for displaying the highest literary quality as judged by a select panel of librarian graphic novel specialists. Finalists of the award will be announced in April 2020, and the winner will be announced in June 2020.

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Product Management, EBSCO Books, John Brennan, says the SEE-IT Award’s intent is to increase the visibility of youth graphic novels and recognize the creators for their literary merit within this growing medium. “Together with the Children's Book Council, we are able to provide recognition to the authors and illustrators whose creative excellence has provided a positive impact on young readers of all reading levels. The SEE-IT Award allows us the opportunity to celebrate the growth of a truly unique literary genre and art form.”

The 2019 SEE-IT Award juror panel selected Speak, written by Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrated by Emily Carroll, as the most recent SEE-IT Award recipient. Speak (published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers) was selected for its use of creative storytelling, overall artistic and literary appeal, and its ability to delicately depict difficult but relevant subject matter. Additional information about past winners and 2019 nominees is available on the SEE-IT website.
EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan, organize and promote the SEE-IT Award; however, they are not involved in the title selection. SEE-IT winners are chosen by jurors selected annually.

The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at www.ebsco.com/see-it prior to the February 15, 2020 deadline.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
EBSCO Information Services
978-356-6500 ext. 3485
[email protected]

Tags: Comic booksgraphic novelse-books. EBSCO eBooksEBSCOEBSCO eBooksebookscbcChildren's Book CouncilTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services Releases PsycTHERAPY® Database

LISWire - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:29

EBSCO Information Services Releases PsycTHERAPY® Database
~ Unique Online Streaming Video Database Offering Resources for Graduate-Level Clinical and Counselling Psychology Programs ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 5, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) introduces PsycTHERAPY®, a unique streaming video database of therapy demonstrations to support clinical and counseling psychology education. Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), the PsycTHERAPY library offers more than 500 therapy demonstrations using the latest psychotherapy techniques.

PsycTHERAPY provides clinicians, counselors, and trainees with the opportunity to observe candid psychotherapy videos. This collection includes proven methods showcasing common obstacles faced during therapy sessions. Videos are accompanied by corresponding transcripts, making it easy to search interactions within demonstrations.

This unique collection of videos features more than 140 well-known therapists and offers more than 240 psychotherapy topics including addiction anxiety, phobias, relationship issues and depression. These topics are addressed with various diverse therapy methods including integrated behavioral health care, cognitive behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

PsycTHERAPY is the latest addition to EBSCO’s collection of psychology resources, including PsycINFO®, PsycARTICLES®, PsycTESTS®, and PsycEXTRA®. For more information about EBSCO’s psychology resources, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/academic-libraries/subjects/psychology.

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]

Tags: psychtherapyEBSCODatabasesEBSCO DatabasesAPATherapyAmerican Psychological AssociationPsychologyTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Highland Community College Joins NEKLS and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

LISWire - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 17:05

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Highland Community College has joined NEXT Shared Regional Catalog with Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 13,000 plus holdings from TLC library solutions and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The NEXT Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://nextkansas.org/.

About NEKLS
The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) is one of seven Kansas Regional Systems of Cooperating Libraries. NEKLS is dedicated to providing universal access to exceptional library Service through its 117 member libraries (11 academic; 48 public; 50 school districts; 8 special) in the 14 counties of Northeast Kansas through the cooperation and peer support of NEKLS member libraries, and the assistance of the NEKLS staff of library consultants.

Read More at: https://nekls.org/about/

About Highland Community College
Highland Community College Library supports the instructional objectives of the institution of which it is a part and responds to the informational needs of the students, faculty, community, and the curriculum. The Library is concerned with its patrons' lifelong use of information and library services. The Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, and the Right to Privacy Statement, as approved by the American Library Association.

Read More at: https://highlandcc.edu/pages/library

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. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

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

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

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

Technologies: Open SourceTags: ilskohailsopen sourcekohaAUTOMATIONautomation systemweb-basedossintegrated library systemOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale Streamlines Curriculum Planning and Amplifies Collaboration with Gale In Context: For Educators Launch

LISWire - Wed, 10/23/2019 - 11:46

Turns Access Into Outcomes, Connecting Student Databases to Educator Resources

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – October 22, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale In Context: For Educators, a new product that gives educators a more effective approach to curriculum development and classroom instruction. Fueled by content from the Gale In Context suite of student databases, For Educators provides standards-aligned lesson plans and instructional materials. A specialized toolkit helps educators collect, personalize and share resources quickly and easily with colleagues and students across their district. Read Gale’s blog about the development of For Educators: http://bit.ly/2BrCzZI.

Studies show that teachers spend seven hours per week searching for instructional resources[i]. For Educators removes this complexity by streamlining access to curated and authoritative educational resources within their subscribed Gale In Context databases, empowering teachers with a single point of access to the technology, tools and resources they need, saving them time and effort while enhancing their classroom curriculum.

View a video on For Educators, here: http://bit.ly/2IRyLFh.

“I’m really excited for [Gale] In Context: For Educators,” said Monica Padgett, a teacher at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania. “I saw a way that I could collaborate with my colleagues more efficiently and get resources to students and make it more effective and personalized for their learning.”

This new product marks a major milestone in Gale’s commitment to delivering innovative classroom solutions that advance education by focusing on student success, promoting equity of access and creating shorter pathways to learning.

“We know how time-consuming lesson planning can be for educators struggling to find and personalize relevant teaching materials aligned with curriculum standards,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We created Gale In Context: For Educators to make it easier for schools and districts to integrate quality digital content into the curriculum that fosters collaboration between the library, classroom and administration, providing students with more engaging learning materials to support their achievements.”

Gale In Context: For Educators provides:

• Instructional Support: helps teachers discover digital learning materials to supplement their classroom curriculum with national and state standards-aligned instructional content and related lesson plans.

• Customization: supports the demand to provide personalized and differentiated instruction with tools and features that can identify and customize resources for diverse classroom needs.

• Time-Saving Workflow Tools: enables time-challenged educators to access curriculum-aligned resources across their subscribed products in a single, educator-focused interface, integrated with other workflow tools and platforms.

• Smarter Collaboration: connects library resources to classroom curriculum and gives educators—within schools and across districts—the means to easily share and collaborate around resources for students.

Laurie Guerra, librarian at Spring Woods Middle School in Houston, Texas commented: “We’re going to have a ton of awesome opportunities for teachers to connect with their standards and to Gale In Context databases so that they can use that in their classrooms to plan lessons and to effectively build their resources, collaborate with other educators and start using our resources more and more with our students to better prepare them for the 21st century skills that are coming ahead.”

Gale In Context databases have a long history of supporting teacher effectiveness and student achievement. A recent nationwide study conducted by Project Tomorrow® on behalf of Gale[ii], found two in three teachers (77 percent) say their students are now “future ready” as a result of using Gale resources to support learning activities. Additionally, 80 percent of ninth-grade students say they are likely to use Gale again if their teacher assigns another research project.

“Having access to these authoritative databases is one of the first steps in improving student outcomes,” stated study participant, Lynn Reynolds, director of Library Media Services at Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky.

Gale will showcase Gale In Context: For Educators at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Conference, November 14-16 in Louisville, KY at Gale booth #101.

For more information or to request a trial on Gale In Context: For Educators, visit: http://www.gale.com/foreducators.

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

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

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[i] Education World: Survey Finds Teachers Spend 7 Hours Per Week Searching for Instructional Materials
[ii] Project Tomorrow Study: Activate Student Success with Database Access

Tags: Gale In ContextGaleK-12Organization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool Librarians

Highland Community College Joins NEKLS and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

LISWire - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 22:39

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Highland Community College has joined NEXT Shared Regional Catalog with Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 13,000 plus holdings from TLC library solutions and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The NEXT Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://nextkansas.org/.

About NEKLS
The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) is one of seven Kansas Regional Systems of Cooperating Libraries. NEKLS is dedicated to providing universal access to exceptional library Service through its 117 member libraries (11 academic; 48 public; 50 school districts; 8 special) in the 14 counties of Northeast Kansas through the cooperation and peer support of NEKLS member libraries, and the assistance of the NEKLS staff of library consultants.

Read More at: https://nekls.org/about/

About Highland Community College
Highland Community College Library supports the instructional objectives of the institution of which it is a part and responds to the informational needs of the students, faculty, community, and the curriculum. The Library is concerned with its patrons' lifelong use of information and library services. The Library subscribes to the Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, and the Right to Privacy Statement, as approved by the American Library Association.

Read More at: https://highlandcc.edu/pages/library

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. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

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

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

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

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

Equinox migrates Wayne and Pike County Libraries to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:22

Duluth, Ga., October 22, 2019: Equinox is pleased to welcome Wayne and Pike County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

Wayne and Pike County Libraries’ move will support 37,059 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,987 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records.

“We're very happy to welcome the libraries of Wayne and Pike Counties to the SPARK Library Consortium,” said Lugene Shelly, SPARK Director of Technology and System Support. “Their location in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania puts them in close proximity with some of our other systems and we're looking forward to future collaboration among those libraries. We also look forward to their participation in the broader SPARK community, knowing their talented and skillful staff will be bright additions to our organization.”

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.

“No matter how many migrations you do each one is unique and has a different set of opportunities,” said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst at Equinox. “For me one of my biggest joys is seeing libraries move past the transition period and settle into really learning what the new software can make possible for them. I am confident that the Evergreen community in Pennsylvania is gaining active and engaged libraries in Wayne and Pike and I look forward to seeing them in the wider international community for a long time to come.”

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

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

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Technologies: Open SourceTags: Evergreen ILSEvergreen. EquinoxEvergreen. Equionx SoftwareEvergreen. Open SourceEvergreen IndianaOpen Source ILS. Evergreen IndianaOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOpen Source SoftwareILS data migrationdata migrationILS migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Gale Streamlines Curriculum Planning and Amplifies Collaboration with Gale In Context: For Educators Launch

LISWire - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:04

Turns Access Into Outcomes, Connecting Student Databases to Educator Resources

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – October 22, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale In Context: For Educators, a new product that gives educators a more effective approach to curriculum development and classroom instruction. Fueled by content from the Gale In Context suite of student databases, For Educators provides standards-aligned lesson plans and instructional materials. A specialized toolkit helps educators collect, personalize and share resources quickly and easily with colleagues and students across their district. Read Gale’s blog about the development of For Educators: http://bit.ly/2BrCzZI.

Studies show that teachers spend seven hours per week searching for instructional resources . For Educators removes this complexity by streamlining access to curated and authoritative educational resources within their subscribed Gale In Context databases, empowering teachers with a single point of access to the technology, tools and resources they need, saving them time and effort while enhancing their classroom curriculum.

View a video on For Educators: http://bit.ly/2IRyLFh.

“I’m really excited for [Gale] In Context: For Educators,” said Monica Padgett, a teacher at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania. “I saw a way that I could collaborate with my colleagues more efficiently and get resources to students and make it more effective and personalized for their learning.”

This new product marks a major milestone in Gale’s commitment to delivering innovative classroom solutions that advance education by focusing on student success, promoting equity of access and creating shorter pathways to learning.

“We know how time-consuming lesson planning can be for educators struggling to find and personalize relevant teaching materials aligned with curriculum standards,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We created Gale In Context: For Educators to make it easier for schools and districts to integrate quality digital content into the curriculum that fosters collaboration between the library, classroom and administration, providing students with more engaging learning materials to support their achievements.”

Gale In Context: For Educators provides:

• Instructional Support: helps teachers discover digital learning materials to supplement their classroom curriculum with national and state standards-aligned instructional content and related lesson plans.

• Customization: supports the demand to provide personalized and differentiated instruction with tools and features that can identify and customize resources for diverse classroom needs.

• Time-Saving Workflow Tools: enables time-challenged educators to access curriculum-aligned resources across their subscribed products in a single, educator-focused interface, integrated with other workflow tools and platforms.

• Smarter Collaboration: connects library resources to classroom curriculum and gives educators—within schools and across districts—the means to easily share and collaborate around resources for students.

Laurie Guerra, librarian at Spring Woods Middle School in Houston, Texas commented: “We’re going to have a ton of awesome opportunities for teachers to connect with their standards and to Gale In Context databases so that they can use that in their classrooms to plan lessons and to effectively build their resources, collaborate with other educators and start using our resources more and more with our students to better prepare them for the 21st century skills that are coming ahead.”

Gale In Context databases have a long history of supporting teacher effectiveness and student achievement. A recent nationwide study conducted by Project Tomorrow® on behalf of Gale , found two in three teachers (77 percent) say their students are now “future ready” as a result of using Gale resources to support learning activities. Additionally, 80 percent of ninth-grade students say they are likely to use Gale again if their teacher assigns another research project.

“Having access to these authoritative databases is one of the first steps in improving student outcomes,” stated study participant, Lynn Reynolds, director of Library Media Services at Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky.

Gale will showcase Gale In Context: For Educators at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Conference, November 14-16 in Louisville, KY at Gale booth #101.

For more information or to request a trial on Gale In Context: For Educators, visit: http://www.gale.com/foreducators.

About Cengage and Gale

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

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

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[i] Education World: Survey Finds Teachers Spend 7 Hours Per Week Searching for Instructional Materials
[ii] Project Tomorrow Study: Activate Student Success with Database Access

Tags: Gale In ContextGaleK-12Organization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool Librarians

Chalmers University of Technology is the First Institution to Go Live with FOLIO Library Service Platform

LISWire - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:29

Chalmers University of Technology is the First Institution to Go Live with FOLIO Library Service Platform
~ Top Swedish University Adopts the FOLIO Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 21, 2019 ¬¬— Chalmers University of Technology has become the first university library to go live with FOLIO with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services. FOLIO is an open source service platform created by a community of librarians, services providers and developers. Adopting the FOLIO platform allows Chalmers to manage both its electronic resources and print materials on the same platform.

Chalmers University became the first EBSCO FOLIO beta partner in 2017 and has been working with EBSCO on a phased implementation process. Chalmers first brought the Electronic Resource Management (ERM) suite of apps online before fully implementing FOLIO’s base applications and discontinuing its previous Integrated Library System (ILS).

Chalmers is running FOLIO applications including check in/out; tracking user updates and requests; and managing inventory, orders, agreements, licenses, eHoldings, settings and SIP2 connections. Chalmers is also using FOLIO to integrate with existing systems such as OpenAthens, GOBI®, EBSCO Holdings IQ, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), along with the LIBRIS (The Swedish Union Catalogue maintained by the National Library of Sweden) and the library’s self-check-out machines.

Head of Information Resources at Chalmers, Marie Wenander, says having a Chalmers library staff that was ready for change and working with EBSCO added an important element to the migration. “The EBSCO implementation team members, who became an extension of our staff, were willing to work together and orchestrate a migration that was different from any we’ve been through — a true learning experience which allowed a smooth transition to a brand-new system.” Wenander says meeting members of the FOLIO Community along the way made the implementation even more important. “We knew we were leveraging the work of our fellow librarians and the FOLIO community while also contributing back the real-time information we were acquiring about the system and how it worked in a live environment.”

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President for Analytics and Hosting Services, Gar Sydnor, says the library at Chalmers University was a great beta tester because of its willingness to work with EBSCO on a template for migration and because of its electronic resource-heavy collection. “The Chalmers’ team made this implementation a great learning experience for EBSCO and the FOLIO community itself. Chalmers has a collection consisting mainly of electronic resources which allowed us to test FOLIO’s ERM module and ensure a smooth transition with the library’s existing EBSCO Discovery Service implementation.” Sydnor went on to note that “EBSCO would also like to offer a special thank you to the Open Library Environment (OLE) for their outstanding collaboration and contributions on the FOLIO project. Chalmers would not be live without OLE.”

The FOLIO project began as a community that brought libraries, services providers and developers together to bring an open source library services platform online that would look at traditional library automation services in a new way — combining print and electronic collections like never before. The platform leverages microservices and allows libraries to run the open source system themselves or work with service providers for hosting and system support. Libraries have full control of the software and are able to choose a full FOLIO migration or a phased approach of selected applications. The FOLIO platform is built for innovation and gives librarians choice while ensuring services will be interoperable.

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

About Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences at a high international level. The university has 3,100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping and architecture.

With scientific excellence as a basis, Chalmers promotes knowledge and technical solutions for a sustainable world. Through global commitment and entrepreneurship, Chalmers fosters an innovative spirit, in close collaboration with wider society. The EU’s biggest research initiative — the Graphene Flagship — is coordinated by Chalmers. They are also leading the development of a Swedish quantum computer.

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

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

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesFOLIOOLETopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Equinox migrates Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha

LISWire - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 17:16

Duluth, Ga., October 14, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

“The Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries has had a successful implementation of Koha for our multi-site, multi-institutional consortia setting,” said Evan Boyd, Library Director and Archivist at Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries. “Koha’s ease of use and Equinox’s support services allow us to have a well-customized interface for our users. Throughout implementation, we’ve been impressed by the ways Koha simplifies some formerly time-intensive tasks and automates inter-campus lending between libraries. Equinox’s implementation staff has been responsive to our needs and quickly adapted to any special requirements we discovered through the setup and testing process. Not only has Koha reduced our costs, but it also allows us to more efficiently meet the needs of our patrons.”

Founded in 1999, Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers.

"It was a pleasure working with the folks at the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries,” said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. “While the software is a large part of what we do collaborating with great people is what makes a migration. Congratulations and welcome to the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries staff.”

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

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 http://koha-community.org.

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Technologies: Open SourceTags: koha ILSkoha open sourceKoha open source ILSKoha open sources ILSkoha open source supportOpen Source ILSOpen source Open LibrariesOpen Source SoftwareOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Eastern Cluster of Eastern Seminaries to Koha

LISWire - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 14:40

Duluth, Ga., October 14, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 318,801 bibliographic records and 2,929 patrons at the university. Equinox provided authority control and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and implementation. Remote training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

“The Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries has had a successful implementation of Koha for our multi-site, multi-institutional consortia setting,” said Evan Boyd, Library Director and Archivist at Eastern Cluster of Luteran Seminaries. “Koha’s ease of use and Equinox’s support services allow us to have a well-customized interface for our users. Throughout implementation, we’ve been impressed by the ways Koha simplifies some formerly time-intensive tasks and automates intercampus lending between libraries. Equinox’s implementation staff has been responsive to our needs and quickly adapted to any special requirements we discovered through the setup and testing process. Not only has Koha reduced our costs, but it also allows us to more efficiently meet the needs of our patrons.”

Founded in 1999, Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers.

"It was a pleasure working with the folks at the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries,” said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. “While the software is a large part of what we do collaborating with great people is what makes a migration. Congratulations and welcome to the Eastern Cluster of Lutheran Seminaries staff.”

To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ .

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

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 http://koha-community.org.

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Technologies: Open SourceTags: koha ilskoha ILSkoha hostingKoha DevelopmentKoha Implementationkoha open sourceKoha open source ILSkoha open source supportKoha open sources ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Fresno County Public Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:48

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Fresno County Public Law Library, Fresno California is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from EOS ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

Brendan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration:

The Public Law Library contingent is growing in California and we are excited to see how this will expand the Koha Community.

About Fresno County Public Law Library
The law library is located on the 6th floor of the Fresno County Courthouse at 1100 Van Ness Ave. We boast a rich history and a skilled staff and are guided by an experienced board of trustees. To find out more information about the library, its policies, staff and governance, please read here: http://www.fresnolawlibrary.org/AboutUs.asp.

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. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com.

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohaKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

EBSCO Information Services and MCN Healthcare Partner to Offer Healthcare Policy Expertise

LISWire - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:48

EBSCO Information Services and MCN Healthcare Partner to Offer Healthcare Policy Expertise
~ Seamless Integration into Dynamic Health™ Combines Policies and Procedures for Healthcare Professionals ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 8, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has partnered with MCN Healthcare to seamlessly integrate skills and procedures content from Dynamic Health™ into the MCN platform. Dynamic Health is EBSCO's evidence-based resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. MCN provides custom policy content, document management software and compliance expertise to healthcare organizations.

MCN is unique in that it is the only solution provider offering both a policy management system and policy content. With the integration of Dynamic Health procedure content, MCN offers a complete solution to the policy and procedure processes, allowing healthcare organizations to save valuable time, money and resources on creation and upkeep of their digital policy and procedure repository.

Policy and procedure creation, upkeep and management are significant challenges faced by health systems and providers. The ability to access policies in an easy, streamlined manner is a vital step in the healthcare process. This access helps facilities meet state laws and regulations, federal healthcare requirements, Joint Commission and NIAHO standards, CMS and other accreditation requirements.

EBSCO Information Services Chief Nursing Officer Diane Hanson says this relationship reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to supporting evidence-based nursing practice and reducing care variation. “The integration of skills and procedures content into a resource like MCN makes it easy for providers to meet regulatory compliance and shift their focus to providing meaningful patient care. EBSCO’s evidence-based approach ensures the latest clinical information is available to healthcare professionals, offering consistency of care across the continuum of care.”

MCN Healthcare’s Executive Vice President Pamela Gustafson says they understand healthcare professionals are committed to ensuring high-quality care for their patients. “Our partnership with EBSCO helps further enhance accessibility to evidence-based procedures and skills, as well as policies, ensuring healthcare organizations’ ability to seamlessly implement the most current regulatory compliance and evidence-based nursing practice for optimal patient care. The integration of EBSCO’s Dynamic Health with MCN’s comprehensive Policy Manager solution closes the circle of regulatory compliance, policy process and evidence-based nursing practice."

For more information on the partnership, visit Dynamic Health at: https://health.ebsco.com/products/dynamic-health.

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

About MCN Healthcare
MCN Healthcare, Inc. is a leading provider of document management and regulatory compliance solutions built specifically for the healthcare industry. With over 30 years of healthcare experience, customers worldwide rely on MCN’s Policy Manager, Policy Library, StayAlert!, and Contract Manager to confidently maintain compliance and manage documents. MCN’s suite of products help customers reduce risk, streamline and automate workflows and provide safer, quality patient care.

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

Senija Paich
MCN Healthcare
Marketing Specialist
800-538-6264 x3066
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO HealthDynamic HealthHealthcareMCN HealthcareTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Special LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Herrick Memorial Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:06

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Herrick Memorial Library in Wellington, Ohio is now live! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 46,000 plus holdings from Library.Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

Nathan A. Curulla, Owner and CRO of ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Lynne and Nick at the 2019 ACRL Conference where we were able to talk Koha, the community and show them some functionality. We are thrilled to have them migrate over to Koha and help support them!

About Herrick Memorial Library
The mission of the Herrick Memorial Library is to provide diverse library resources for education, information, and recreation of the community.

Library Objectives:

To assemble, preserve and administer, in organized collections, books and other educational and recreational materials in order to promote the communication of ideas, an enlightened citizenship, and enriched personal lives.
To serve the community as a center of reliable information.
To support the educational, civic, and cultural activities of local groups and organizations.
To provide the opportunity and encouragement for continuing education to all.
To seek continually to identify community needs to provide programs of service to meet such needs, and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies, and institutions, which can provide programs and services to meet these needs.
To provide opportunities for recreation through the use of books, music, films, and other media.
Read more at: https://www.herrickliboh.org/about-us/

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. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com

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

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

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

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakohailsKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale Partners with Mackin to Make Database Content Accessible and Searchable Through MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™

LISWire - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:03

Search and Access Gale Content Quickly and Efficiently in a Single Interface

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. & BURNSVILLE, Minn. – October 2, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with Mackin, a leading distributor of K-12, print and digital resources, to make its database content available on the MackinVIA digital content management platform. Now MackinVIA customers can search Gale databases using MackinVIA’s new Deep Discovery™ tool to quickly find authoritative content, delivering better research outcomes for student success.

“Deep Discovery integrated with Gale’s databases, inside MackinVIA, is an ideal pairing that shows off the efficiency and speed that this search tool is capable of handling,” said Mesa Heise, director of digital services at Mackin. “The flexibility of our platform and the technical ingenuity of our two teams really works in a highly complementary manner.”

MackinVIA’s Deep Discovery™ makes it easier than ever to search through Gale’s educational databases on MackinVIA. Entering a search term on the MackinVIA databases page directs the system to simultaneously submit that query to all participating database products in a school’s MackinVIA account and displays the corresponding results count. This saves the end user time and eliminates the many steps they would have to take if they were to visit each of those databases and execute searches individually.

“Enabling deep discovery of Gale database resources through MackinVIA ensures that Gale’s high-quality databases are accessible through workflows that are familiar to educators and students,” said Lemma Shomali, director of K-12 products at Gale. “Removing access barriers to our products has been a strategic focus of Gale’s for the last several years. We are excited to add access through MackinVIA to our school partners around the country.”

Widely used in the K-12 educational space worldwide, Gale’s digital, curriculum-aligned solutions cover:

• Business & Economics
• Humanities & Social Sciences
• Law & Government
• Literature & Drama
• Technology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• U.S. History & World History

For more information, visit Gale’s MackinVIA webpage: http://bit.ly/2nT4Jt6.

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

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

About Mackin
For more than 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known for their substantial catalog that boasts more than 18,000 publishers with over 3 million print books, Mackin’s ever-growing digital catalog now includes more than 2 million digital titles and products including eBooks, databases, read-alongs, audiobooks and video resources. Winner of multiple awards, including 2019 Product of the Year, customers can access all their digital resources through their free, digital management system, MackinVIA. For more information, visit www.mackin.com or call 800-245-9540.

Tags: GaleGale Digital CollectionsGale In ContextOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool Librarians

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

LISWire - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:08

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020
~ Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases Expected to be in the Range of Five to Six Percent for Individual Titles and Four to Five Percent for E-Journal Packages ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 1, 2019 — The 2020 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. To read the 2020 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: http://journals.ebsco.com/products-services/explore-content.

The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be (before any currency impact) in the range of five to six percent for individual titles and four to five percent for e-journal packages. EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics and trends that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, e-journal packages, Open Access (OA), government mandates, and country economic conditions.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

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
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesSubscriptionsSerials Price ProjectioSSDTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

SEFLIN Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions Support

LISWire - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:47

Sep 30, 2019

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) in Florida is now live on Koha! The SEFLIN group includes 4 libraries, Boynton Beach City Library, Delray Beach Public Library, Lake Public Library, and Palm Springs Public Library.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 400,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at:

Boynton Beach City Library
Delray Beach Public Library
Lake Public Library
Palm Springs Public Library
Jessie Zairo, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for ByWater Solutions recently commented on the migration:

We are thrilled to have 4 more libraries joining the existing Koha Community in Florida! The number of libraries migrating to the Koha Open Source ILS is growing and we can't wait to see how they help shape the future of Koha in Florida.

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

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

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

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

Read more at: https://seflin.org/members/

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. For more information please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com

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

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

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

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

Brill and 'Jus Mundi: The Search Engine for International Law' Announce Partnership

LISWire - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:01

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 16 September 2019

International publisher Brill is pleased to announce its partnership with Jus Mundi for the distribution of Jus Mundi – Academic Research to the global academic market.

Jus Mundi is a comprehensive, multilingual, user-friendly and intelligent search engine for international law. It covers over 16,000 international law and investor-state arbitration documents, including treaties, ICJ, PCIJ, PCA, ITLOS, ICSID and other arbitration institutions, UNCITRAL, IUSCT documents (judgments, arbitral awards, orders, pleadings, etc.), and decisions of the Mixed Claims Commissions.

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at Brill says: “We are very pleased that Jus Mundi has entrusted the distribution of this innovative service to the global academic market to Brill and look forward to working closely with the team at Jus Mundi. Jus Mundi offers the most comprehensive collection of public international law and investment arbitration documents available.”

In the course of his work as an attorney representing States before international courts and tribunals, Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO and co-Founder of Jus Mundi, recognized the need for a search engine that would help make international legal researches more efficient. Of the cooperation with Brill, De Maistre comments: “Partnering with Brill for the distribution of Jus Mundi to the global academic community will help ensure worldwide access to international law, which is the core mission of Jus Mundi.”

For more information on this media alert please contact Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at [email protected] or Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO of Jus Mundi at [email protected].

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

About Jus Mundi
Launched in 2017, Jus Mundi is a one-stop destination for international legal research. Jus Mundi strives to make international law easily accessible and understandable, using artificial and collaborative intelligence to collect and structure global legal data. By combining law and technology, Jus Mundi empowers lawyers worldwide to conduct comprehensive international legal research efficiently. For further information, please visit jusmundi.com.

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New Study Finds Large Print Books Improve Student Reading Confidence and Comprehension Skills

LISWire - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:52

Findings Reveal Students Develop Stronger Reading Skills and Grow in Self-Efficacy Using Large Print Books

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 12, 2019 – Think large print books are just for older adults? Think again. New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets. View/download the study whitepaper, here: http://bit.ly/2lIS1Mk.

According to the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing, almost two-thirds of 4th and 8th grade students in U.S. schools are reading at a basic or below basic level[i].

The study was conducted by Project Tomorrow®, an education nonprofit, on behalf of Thorndike Press to investigate the impact of students reading large print-formatted books on their reading engagement and achievement levels. Nearly 1,700 students in grades 3-12 and 56 teachers and librarians across 15 U.S. elementary, middle and high schools participated in the study.

“Findings from this study reveal improved self-efficacy around reading, changed reading habits and new outcomes from the experience of reading large print,” said Dr. Julie Evans, CEO at Project Tomorrow who led the research project. “It’s important to note that reading large print books not only improved students’ reading skills, it also improved their attitude toward reading. This is significant as students transition from learning to read, to reading to learn.”

Key findings from the study include:

Reading large print books improved students’ reading mindsets.

• 69% of striving readers said they enjoyed reading the large print text more than any other class books during the school year.

• 56% of students said they enjoyed reading more when they could read the large print version of a book.

Large print books renewed students’ confidence around reading and improved their reading habits.

• 61% of elementary school students said they remembered characters and plots better when reading large print books.
• 48% of high school students said they read more outside of school after experiencing large print books.

Large print books reduced students’ anxiety and stress when reading for schoolwork.

• Middle school students reported a 43% reduction in feelings of anxiety about reading when using the large print format.

• 67% of teachers noted that large print text reduced stress and anxiety in students reading below grade level and at grade level.

Teachers attribute the use of large print text to helping students develop stronger reading skills.

• 3 in 4 of teachers said students reading below grade level demonstrated increased reading comprehension and retention.

• 4 in 5 teachers said large print would benefit their students who have trouble tracking when reading or lack self-confidence in their reading abilities.

Lexile levels and comprehension scores increased among students who read large print text, even when reading large print books above their reading level.

• Students at a Texas urban middle school with access to large print text increased their Lexile reading levels by 2–3 times the average expected growth for middle school students.

Teachers want to continue using large print with their students and recommend large print titles to parents and colleagues.

• 95% of teachers said they're likely to use large print in the upcoming school year with their students.

• 75% of teachers said that large print books are now an integral part of their classroom collections.

“The effect of large print books on my students surprised me,” said Bernice Homel, study participant and Reading Specialist at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, Illinois. “Improvements were especially noticeable among striving and reluctant readers. Seeing those students’ feelings change about reading is something I think every teacher dreams about. It’s a major win.”

“Results of this study further prove the value and impact of large print in literacy development of elementary, middle and high school students,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Simply including large print books as a resource in school literacy programs and classrooms and at public libraries is an easy solution to a nationwide literacy problem. “It’s encouraging that student, librarian and teacher participants are advocating for access to large print books.”

For more information on Thorndike Press or the study, visit our Striving Reader webpage: http://bit.ly/2lIS1Mk.

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

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

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

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[i] National Assessment of Educational Progress. The Nation’s Report Card 2017 (July 2019).

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