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Equinox migrates Northwestern Michigan College to Koha

LISWire - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:17

Duluth, Ga., July 11, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Northwestern Michigan College into the open source community with their deployment of Koha.

Northwestern Michigan College was founded in 1951 out of a desire to have the benefits of a higher education brought to the region. They were the first comprehensive community college chartered in the State of Michigan.

Their migration involved 36,414 bibliographic records and 12,888 patrons at the college. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. The project also included Equinox’s training services.

“We're so excited to be joining the open ILS community with our implementation of Koha,” said Joelle Hannert, library technical services coordinator at Northwestern Michigan College. “The spirit of sharing involved in this community is so much more in line with how we do things in libraries. The team at Equinox have been wonderful in every step of our migration. They've been patient, responsive, and careful in responding to questions and working with our data. Their helpful, can-do attitude has been a breath of fresh air. The customization options in Koha are awesome, and Equinox staff have been great in helping us understand how they work, so we're empowered to tailor our ILS to our specific needs.”

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

“Working with Northwestern Michigan College on their migration to Koha has been a lot of fun,” said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox. “They've been really exercising the customization opportunities you find with open source software and I can't wait to see what they do next."

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.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Koha open source ILSkoha open source supportkoha open sourceOpen Source ILSILS data migrationkoha ILSILS integrationhigher educationOPACOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

An essential introduction to reference librarianship and information services for students and professionals

LISWire - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 07:29

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the fourth edition of Kay Ann Cassell and Uma Hiremath’s Reference and Information Services, An introduction.

Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, Reference and Information Services, is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format.

Guided by an advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including:

• ethics, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship
• selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date
• assessing and improving reference services
• guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults
• a new discussion of reference as programming
• important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference
• delivering reference services across multiple platforms.

The previous edition was described by Collection Building as, “an irreplaceable source that can be recommended as an essential item for any library's professional collection", and by the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries as, "A tool for library school students, new librarians, the public library reference desk, or anyone needing a general resource about providing information services and recommended tools of the trade.”

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

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Reference and Information Services, An introduction | Jun 2018 | 480pp | paperback: 9781783302338 | £69.95

Kay Ann Cassell received her BA from Carnegie Mellon University, her MLS from Rutgers University, and her PhD from the International University for Graduate Studies. She has worked in academic libraries and public libraries as a reference librarian and as a library director. Ms. Cassell is a past president of Reference and User Services Association of ALA and is active on ALA and RUSA committees. She is the editor of the journal Collection Building and is the author of numerous articles and books on collection development and reference service. She was formerly the Associate Director of Collections and Services for the Branch Libraries of the New York Public Library where she was in charge of collection development and age-level services for the Branch Libraries. She is now a Lecturer and Director of the MLIS Program in the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Uma Hiremath is Executive Director at the Ames Free Library, Massachusetts. She was Assistant Director at the Thayer Public Library, Massachusetts; Head of Reference at the West Orange Public Library, New Jersey; and Supervising Librarian at the New York Public Library where she worked for five years. She received her MLS from Pratt Institute, New York, and her PhD in political science at the University of Pittsburgh.
The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Tags: information scienceresearch methodsInformation Literacyreader's advisoryInformation ethicsreference librarianshipOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic Libraries

EBSCO Information Services Releases OnArchitecture

LISWire - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:22

~ Unique Online Library of Original Architecture-Related Videos ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 28, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the release of OnArchitecture, a unique online library of original architecture-related videos intended to support architectural and design education. OnArchitecture offers the largest audiovisual architecture archive available online and serves as a contemporary teaching tool, captivating students' interest and new learning patterns based on digital media and a global scope.

OnArchitecture features video interviews with influential contemporary architects throughout the world. The interviews are supplemented by video portraits of their key projects, both buildings and installations. Original videos in the collection cover design processes, and the role of architects and architecture in contemporary society.

The collection provides a quality, innovative and novelty resource to students and features content in English and Spanish. OnArchitecture is enriched with relevant information about the buildings and installations that are showcased, such as technical specifications, project briefs and corporate profiles. Up-to-date biographies of the architects and designers whose works are featured are also covered. Video content in OnArchitecture is updated on a yearly basis.

OnArchitecture is the latest addition to EBSCO’s collection of art and architecture resources, including Art &Architecture Complete™, Art Full Text™ and Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals™. For more information about EBSCO’s art and architecture resources, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/academic-libraries/subjects/art-architecture.

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: EBSCOAcademic Librariansopen sourceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services and Children’s Book Council Announce 2018 Winner of 2018 SEE-IT™ Award

LISWire - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:29

~ Scholastic Graphix Novel Selected for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 25, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council announced The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 recipient of the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. The SEE-IT Award recognizes outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

The winner of the 2018 SEE-IT Award (“Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told”) was announced by EBSCO and the Children’s Book Council at EBSCO’s School and Public Library Luncheon at ALA Annual in New Orleans, Louisiana. Finalists, announced in April 2018, included:

• New Superman, by Gene Yang and Viktor Bogdanovic (DC Comics)
• Nightlights, by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow)
• Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani (First Second)
• Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)
• The Wendy Project, by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish (Super Genius)

The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award developed by EBSCO and the Children’s Book Council to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Youth graphic novels are highly appealing to visual learners and increasingly used in public libraries and classrooms to engage young readers, boost reading comprehension and help students develop a life-long love of reading.

John Meier, Science Librarian at the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library at the Pennsylvania State Library and SEE-IT award judge, says that although The Witch Boy is a fantastic adventure of shapeshifters and magic users, what truly makes this book memorable is how real the characters and situations are. “In addition to Molly Knox Ostertag's captivating artwork, her characters have depth and struggles that pull readers’ attention and emotions. Aster as a boy is taunted for not fitting into the gender roles of his family's expectations and Charlie, his friend in the "outside world", doesn't conform either. We can all remember awkward times growing up. So, all ages will enjoy this book, but not every child or adult will have the same experience in reading. That is not easy as a writer or an artist, and Ostertag has done both."

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Product Management for Books, Ken Breen, says the SEE-IT Award recognizes the impact that graphic novels have on youth reading habits. “Graphic novels, because they are so visually engaging, have the ability to connect a reader to the story in a way that draws in young readers. We were glad to support this award in its second year and help celebrate the rise of this popular medium.”

A total of 125 submissions from more than 30 publishers were evaluated by a panel of nine librarian jurors, with each submission weighted against the following criteria:

• Literary quality
• Interweaving of art and story
• Lasting impact and distinguished contributions to youth literature
• An audience range of K-12, or young readers through young adults

The 2019 SEE-IT Award will begin soliciting publisher submissions in October. More information is available on the SEE-IT website (https://www.ebsco.com/see-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
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOgraphic novelsChildren's Book CouncilLibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansCompany Name: EBSCO

South Central Library System Selects Bibliovation

LISWire - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 12:16

South Central Library System Selects Bibliovation
North Bethesda, MD, June 22, 2018 - LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by South Central Library System (SCLS) as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform after a lengthy and competitive review of industry LSP’s. LibLime responded to SCLS’s technical requirements with a comprehensive functional response, on-site demonstration and a compelling cost proposal which has resulted in a contract award. LibLime will provide development, migration and continued support services to SCLS. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with SLCS staff to continue to upgrade their current LibLime system.

About Bibliovation
The Bibliovation LSP provides an extensible, web based platform from which libraries can manage both traditional bibliographic materials along with digital content, all in a single platform. Supporting a flexible ‘Green Holds” queue, MARC21, RDA and geotagging, Bibliovation offers a Rest API-based Discovery Layer integrated with the EDS API providing the end user the ability to search both catalog and databases at the same time. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests and reference requests from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation is completely web-based and is hosted in a FedRAMP-compliant cloud facility. The latest release of Bibliovation, which came out in April, includes a variety of new features such as OCR upon ingest, batch edit of bibliographic records, ‘object-only’ displays in the Discovery Layer, a new reporting module, and notification enhancements.

About South Central Library System
The South Central Library System is a consortium of 54 member libraries that works to provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS assists its member libraries with sharing materials, providing members with guidance and direction in technology solutions, and supplying them with the training and expertise to cope with constantly changing technologies and demands for service. SCLS, with over 10 million circulation transactions per year, is a sponsor of many key features that have allowed LibLime software to be a feature-rich and innovative ILS solution. SCLS is an active leader within the LibLime User Group and works to help all LibLime customers benefit from their innovative ideas and services.

About LibLime-PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: LibLimeBibliovationLibLime Koha; South Central Library SystemOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

EBSCO Information Services Announces 2018 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners

LISWire - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:28

~ Grants Provide Three $100,000 Grants for Libraries to Install Solar Arrays ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced its three 2018 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Red Feather Lakes Community Library in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado; Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, will each receive $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

Red Feather Lakes Community Library is a small library in a Colorado mountain community. The library has become an essential part of the community during previous wild fires and floods. Moving to solar power will allow the library to retain power during natural disasters and provide public information dissemination in disaster situations.

Red Feather Lakes Community Library’s John Parker is a project coordinator and area emergency preparedness volunteer with the North 40 Mountain Alliance. Parker says the library has become the headquarters of the North 40 Mountain Alliance, which provides public information dissemination in disaster situations. “This grant will allow the Red Feather Library, in addition to converting to clean energy, to run full-bore in any disaster or emergency situation, with lights, heat, internet, phones and shelter for our residents when electrical power is out. It will also enable us to provide up-to-date, accurate information that will help people make calm, rational decisions.”

Shepherd University, located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, is eager to make its library into the first building on campus to use net metering to offset an academic building’s energy consumption. The library is involved in several sustainability initiatives on campus and will leverage the grant funds to work with an installation company dedicated to employing and retraining residents affected by the decline in the coal industry.

Collections Coordinator Rachel Hally says the EBSCO Solar Grant will bring opportunities for education across the curriculum at Shepherd University. “Students in environmental science, science education, physics, engineering and more will be able to observe the installation and monitor ongoing electricity generation and consumption offsets. Shepherd’s deep commitment to sustainability will continue to grow with the installation of our solar photovoltaic system on the roof of Scarborough Library.”

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is the first international library to win the EBSCO Solar Grant. Located in Mona, Jamaica, the university has a strong plan to reduce its dependence on electricity made from conventional sources.

The Head of the Science & Engineering Branch Library, Sasekea Harris, says receiving the EBSCO Solar Grant presents an opportunity for developing a “success story” which will have far-reaching and lasting impact on the UWI Mona Campus. “The utilization of this grant will demonstrate an example of the role the Mona Library plays in contributing to the campus’ strategic objectives of sustainable cost reduction and the ‘greening’ of the campus.” The library is also working with its Physics Department and Energy Management Unit on this and other projects to improve infrastructural energy efficiencies.

EBSCO Information Services Founder and CEO Tim Collins says the grants are a great way for EBSCO to make an impact on the environment. “The EBSCO Solar Grants not only help libraries, but they are also part of a larger effort to reduce our collective environmental footprint and demonstrate to local communities the benefits of environmental responsibility. We look forward to seeing the installations at Red Feather Lakes Community Library, Shepherd University and University of the West Indies.”

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: EBSCO SolarSolarAcademic LibrariesAcademic LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

University of Alabama Teams Up With EBSCO Information Services as an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner

LISWire - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:26

~ University to Leverage FOLIO Library Services Platform to Help Build Out
the Open Source Platform and Contribute to the FOLIO Community ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2018 — The University of Alabama has agreed to be an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner. University librarians and developers and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will partner together to establish FOLIO hosting and services in The University of Alabama Libraries, while also optimizing the FOLIO platform for future colleges and universities looking to adopt an open source library services platform (LSP).

FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source LSP, is being built in collaboration with dozens of organizations worldwide. The EBSCO beta program is an instrumental step in developing and establishing FOLIO as the primary platform for library management available to institutions around the world through FOLIO Library Services from EBSCO. Beta Partners will be testing FOLIO in large, real-world environments, demonstrating the viability of the service and its role as an LSP.

EBSCO and other vendors ultimately plan to offer hosting and services, enabling libraries of all sizes to leverage the full benefits of FOLIO and extend the reach of open source LSP software which, in the past, has been seen as only available to sites with large technical staffs. While institutions may decide to leverage their staff to run FOLIO, many see leveraging vendor hosting and service options as a way to free up staff to take on other strategic projects.

University of Alabama Dean of Libraries Donald L. Gilstrap, PhD, says university staff will work with EBSCO and the FOLIO Community as well. “We are committed to helping understand how a hosted FOLIO system reacts under the stress of a large, working research library. We are also excited that the FOLIO community will leverage our librarians’ expertise in FOLIO special interest groups (SIGs) and on the product council (PC) as we work with other universities to help direct future development.”

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Resource Management and FOLIO Services Gar Sydnor says having the University of Alabama as an EBSCO Beta Partner enhances the development process. “Developers and librarians at The University of Alabama will provide EBSCO with essential, actionable information as part of the development process. The University of Alabama is in a unique position to ensure the success and viability of FOLIO while helping create a technology platform that increases the functionality and capabilities of the University Libraries.”

FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community coming together to develop a reimagined library services platform, one that supports traditional resource management requirements and functionality, yet is engineered for innovation and growth through industry collaboration. FOLIO allows for extensibility into new services for libraries and will dramatically change the technology ecosystem available to libraries, service providers and technology developers.

The University of Alabama is an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member — one of the 125 leading research libraries in North America. Fellow ARL member, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Five Colleges Consortium, have also been named as FOLIO Beta Partners along with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

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 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]

Technologies: Open SourceTags: open sourceEBSCOAcademic LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansTopics: Press Release

Brill becomes publisher of the international journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society

LISWire - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 05:54

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 21 June 2018

Brill and the Society for the History of Emotions have agreed that the journal Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) will from now on be published with Brill. Edited by Katie Barclay (Adelaide) and Andrew Lynch (Western Australia), EHCS is dedicated to understanding the emotions as culturally and temporally situated phenomena, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience and action by individuals, groups, societies and cultures. Published in two issues, the inaugural volume (2017) is now available from the Brill website at www.brill.com/ehcs. The next issue, Vol. 2:1, will be published in July.

“We are delighted that EHCS is joining Brill,” say journal editors Katie Barclay and Andrew Lynch. “This move offers the journal and the Society for the History of Emotions great benefits: increased profile and publicity; accessibility to more libraries through Brill’s online publication presence; and continuing professional management of all areas of production and marketing. Brill makes a perfect match for our international, trans-temporal and multi-disciplinary approach to the study of emotions. We look forward to a very happy association.”

“Over the years, Brill has published numerous books on, or related to, the history of emotions,” says Arjan van Dijk, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill. “This booming field is continuously yielding new scholarly insights, pertinent both to historians and to today’s society. We are very pleased to work with the Society for the History of Emotions and to contribute to the further development of this important discipline.”

For more information about the journal visit www.brill.com/ehcs or contact Arjan van Dijk, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill at [email protected].

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

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/89/brill-becomes-publisher-of-the-internation...

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Equinox Adds Emmaus Public Library to the PaILS SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:19

Duluth, Ga., June 20, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Emmaus Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

The migration added 80,109 bibliographic records and 13,585 patrons to PaILS SPARK. Equinox provided project management and configuration services in addition to data extraction and bibliographic deduplication including patron and circulation records. Remote and onsite training were also provided by Equinox.

“Libraries are not just about books, they are inspiring places for our patrons to learn and grow,” said Amy Resh, library director at Emmaus Public Library. “We are absolutely thrilled with the level of training and care shown for our patrons during migration and the go-live process; giving us a more user-friendly approach to borrowing materials and the opportunity to show how much more there is to our modern library.”

PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide a open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortium of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortium since 2013. Moving to SPARK, Emmaus Public Library is able to share the consortium’s over 80,000 items.

“It was a pleasure to work with the Emmaus Public Library as they migrate to Evergreen,” said Angela Kilsdonk, Product Training and Consultation Manager at Equinox. “They were a great group to work with and our training had the added excitement of the construction of their new Children's Wing Expansion slated to open late 2018! I have enjoyed watching the SPARK consortium grow over the years and Emmaus is going to be a wonderful addition to the consortium and the Evergreen community.”

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

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen. Open SourceOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open Source SoftwareEvergreen ILSintegrated library systemOpen source Open LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

LISWire - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:42

6/20/2018
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The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha
support, announced today that the University Libraries at Virginia Tech are now live on Koha with ByWater
Solutions. ByWater completed the transition of the library's 1.5 million plus holdings from Sierra earlier
this month and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services to the library. The University
Libraries have also be implemented the Coral ERM through ByWater and the Ebsco Discovery Service to
work alongside Koha for a unified Library Management System that allows students to easily find all of the
resources needed in one interface. The University Libraries at Virginia Tech are the first R1 research
libraries to adopt Koha as their LMS and marks a turning point for the Koha project in terms of large scale
academic library adoption.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated:
"We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated team at Virginia Tech! The
flexibility and control that is inherent in the open source model is a perfect match for the needs of Virginia
Tech; an institution that continues to be at the forefront of innovation and technology. They are a true
market leader and we are thrilled that they are up and running on Koha!"

About the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

The University Libraries plays an essential role in furthering Virginia Tech’s mission as a global land-grant
university by providing access to a plethora of resources in varying disciplines. It strives to share
information and knowledge regardless of geographic, institutional, or financial barriers, through our
growing open data and research repositories. Overall, the University Libraries’ goal is to foster innovation,
discovery, creativity, and collaboration through our spaces, technology, services, and people. For more
information please visit: https://lib.vt.edu

About Koha

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

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

About ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to
providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their LMS 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 LMS, but more importantly
empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please
visit: http://bywatersolutions.com

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha open sourcekoha ILSByWater Soluitonskoha support. bywater solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Equinox transitions Branch District Library to Evergreen Sequoia Hosted Environment

LISWire - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:34

Duluth, Ga., June 19, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful transition of Branch District Library to their Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment.

The migration encompassed 192,000 bibliographic records and 20,000 patrons to their instance of Evergreen Sequoia. The project also included hosting, support, and auxiliary services provided by Equinox in addition to project management and software configuration. Data extraction and transfer were also completed by Equinox.

“Coming from almost ten years as an Evergreen library as part of a consortium, we already knew how capable and powerful the Evergreen ILS is,” said Assistant Director and Director of Technology at Branch District Library, John Rucker. “What took our experience to the next level was the speed, professionalism, and accuracy of the Equinox team during our migration to a solo Evergreen instance. We were very happy with how smooth our migration went, and we’re looking forward to another decade with Evergreen and Equinox.”

Branch District Library was founded in 1991 and serves Michigan’s nearly 40,000 Branch County and Allen Township residents through its six branch libraries.

"Thanks to the Branch District Library’s preparation and engagement in the process we were able to make this a smooth upgrade and transition onto their new Evergreen Sequoia hosted environment,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst for Equinox. “I always enjoy knowing that work we do in the ILS services translates into improvements for staff and patrons so it has been a pleasure working with Branch District Library who have been diligent in pursuing all the details that make such a difference in the experience. It has been a pleasure making those things happen for them."

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

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

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LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at ALA 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA.

LISWire - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 14:46

North Bethesda, MD, June 19, 2018 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the ALA 2018 Conference in New Orleans, LA. from June 22th through June 25th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at Booth # 650 see the latest library-sponsored functional additions to Bibliovation 6.0, our latest Library Services Platform (LSP) offering.

We are currently expanding functionality in the Discovery Layer and would be interested in getting feedback from librarians on the front lines of service. Please come by Booth 650 to review our Discovery Layer offering, provide us with ideas for future expansion, and leave your card for a daily Kindle drawing.

We will also be featuring our new Serials Control module as well as our stand alone MARC21 web-based batch editing tool. Bibliovation includes:

• Digital object import with full-text search & retrieval
• External links to third party authentication programs
• EDI-compliant acquisitions
• Asynchronous reporting module
• Support for RDA and GeoMARC
• An expanded messaging package for patron Discovery Layer interaction covering purchase requests, ILL requests, digital object ingest, and holds
• Full support for multiple security classification schema between metadata and digital objects
• Discovery Layer visual search using ESRI and Google Maps interfaces

To find out more about Bibliovation 6.0, and LibLime’s support for libraries that want to be part of an LSP’s open development, email [email protected] to request a presentation, or visit LibLime at Booth #650 at the ALA Exhibits at the New Orleans Convention Center.

About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

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EBSCO Information Services and Modern Language Association Create Full-Text Version of MLA International Bibliography

LISWire - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:20

~ MLA International Bibliography with Full Text is Definitive Resource for Scholarly Articles and Books on Modern Languages, Literature, Linguistics & Folklore ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 19, 2018 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.

MLA International Bibliography with Full Text covers a broad range of humanities disciplines related to global languages and literature. Content includes materials published in the areas of literatures and languages from around the world, including:

• Literature
• Linguistics and language
• College-level teaching of literature, language, and rhetoric and composition
• Dramatic arts (film, television, video, theater, radio, and opera)
• Folklore
• History of printing and publishing
• Literary theory and criticism

Full text in the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text includes coverage for journals published in more than 50 countries well as many of the most-used journals in the MLA International Bibliography. Indexing is conducted by the MLA’s staff of highly trained subject matter experts and by contributing scholars.

MLA Executive Director Paula Krebs says the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text is an essential tool for research in all aspects of global languages and literature. “Allowing scholars to access the articles they’ve found in the bibliography with just one click is a game changer. We’re thrilled that full text of many of the most respected journals in our fields will now be available to bibliography users.”

EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says the full text version of MLA International Bibliography provides a definitive resource for humanities researchers. “By combining the most comprehensive bibliography of its kind, with the full text from the most-used scholarly journals in an easy to use interface, students and researchers in the humanities gain a very powerful and unique resource covering all aspects of modern languages and literature.”

The MLA Directory of Periodicals can be fully accessed in the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text. The directory provides detailed information on more than 6,000 journals and book series that fall within the scope of the bibliography. Additionally, users will be able to access the MLA Thesaurus, the association's controlled vocabulary used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography. It also provides a searchable directory of authors' names with links to brief descriptive notes.

About the Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

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

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

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Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century

LISWire - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:32

The Largest Digital Archive of Amateur Newspapers in the U.S. Written by Young Adults, Deemed the Social Media of the Era

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – June 12, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America’s first youth subcultures. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive, here: http://bit.ly/2JCCtkj.

This one-of-a-kind archive features tens of thousands of issues, and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry and more. It provides an abundance of resources for researchers looking to make connections with the era, and delivers compelling insight into the voice of young Americans of the period. By providing a broader understanding of amateur publications in the 19th century, researchers can compare the political and social issues facing young adults of the time with those confronting society today.

View a video about the new archive, here:http://bit.ly/2JS57Bc.

Amateur Newspapers’ extraordinary view into youth culture of the 19th century makes it one of the most significant collections of adolescent journalism that holds a unique place in the history of journalism.

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society source archives offers:

• more than 80,000 pages of content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of 19th century youth culture;

• over 3,000 individual newspaper titles from 48 states in the U.S. and several from Canada; and

• insight into the interests and lives of ordinary people and youth during the 19th century, rather than big-business printers and publishers.

Download images from the archive, here: http://bit.ly/2JDB1hF.

“Amateur Newspapers provides a historical window into society and cultural life in the 19th century from a youth perspective, a populace not represented by large printers and publications of the time,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “The collection’s breadth and depth gives researchers, students, faculty and librarians a wealth of reliable content to make connections and advance scholarship.”

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is currently available. Gale will showcase the new archive at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 22-25 in New Orleans at the Gale booth #2331.

To request a trial, visit the Amateur Newspapers web page: http://bit.ly/2t2xmTt.

NOTE TO REVIEWERS: If you would like to review this archive and would like trial access, please contact Kayla Siefker, 248-699-8456, [email protected].

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

Follow Gale on:

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

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EBSCO Information Services and the Five Colleges Consortium Announce EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership

LISWire - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:39

~ Consortium to Test FOLIO Services for Colleges and Universities of Various Sizes and Multiple Hosting and Service Support Needs ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 5, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Five Colleges Consortium have agreed to an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These institutions will leverage the FOLIO Library Services Platform in a variety of institutional scenarios.

The consortium is made up of four liberal arts institutions and one Association of Research Libraries (ARL) site (University of Massachusetts Amherst) which brings a variety of opportunities to work with technical differences and various staff sizes. While the consortium has a shared physical collection and a shared e-collection, the institutions purchase their own e-content separately. EBSCO also will be able to prove out a different migration path to the ILS used by Five Colleges.

FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community coming together to develop a reimagined library services platform, one that supports traditional resource management requirements and functionality, yet is engineered for innovation and growth through industry collaboration. FOLIO allows for extensibility into new services for libraries and will dramatically change the technology ecosystem available to libraries, service providers and technology developers.

Interim Associate Dean for Library Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Steven Bischof, says the Five Colleges Consortium sees FOLIO as a new way for libraries of all sizes to innovate. “FOLIO presents a vision for the future of libraries and as a beta partner, we will be able to ensure that FOLIO is a service for libraries of all shapes and sizes. As we work with EBSCO to map out common training and change management, we believe we will be helping create a hosting and service support for libraries of all sizes with different staff sizes that are looking toward a future based on open source technology.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation, Andrew Nagy, says the consortium provides unique challenges that EBSCO wants to solve. “As we look to create the best hosting and support services for FOLIO libraries, it is essential to work with multiple scenarios. The Five Colleges Consortium brings an all-so-important perspective on the needs of consortia. By working with the five campuses in this consortium, we will be able to ensure FOLIO and EBSCO’s services are in line with the needs of consortium of all types and sizes, as well as bring even more innovation to the FOLIO platform.”

The Five Colleges Consortium will use EBSCO Discovery Service™ as the library discovery interface so the colleges do not need to use multiple platforms for traditional catalog functions such as checkouts and placing holds.

FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), is being built in collaboration with dozens of organizations worldwide. The EBSCO beta program is an instrumental step in developing and establishing FOLIO as the primary platform for library management available to institutions around the world. EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partners will be testing FOLIO in large, real-world environments demonstrating the viability of the service and its role as a Library Services Platform.

EBSCO and other vendors ultimately plan to offer hosting and service enabling libraries of all sizes to leverage the full benefits of FOLIO and extend the reach of open source LSP software, which has been seen as only available to sites with large technical staffs. While institutions may decide to leverage their staff to run FOLIO, many see hosting and service options as freeing up staff to take on other projects.

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 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]

Technologies: Open SourceTags: EBSCOFOLIOopen sourceAcademic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and ALZAD Inc.

LISWire - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:27

~ Agreement with Open Source Service Provider Designed to Offer Libraries Choice and Support for FOLIO Systems ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 31, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ALZAD Inc. have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support.

The agreement confirms ALZAD’s commitment to provide FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. ALZAD Inc., located in Dubai, UAE and Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia supports many institutions throughout the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

ALZAD’s CEO Kamal ElGazzar says the ALZAD Inc. team will work with EBSCO in supporting libraries across the region using FOLIO as their library services platform or looking to add FOLIO microservices or apps to their current systems. “Open source services will allow libraries to save on technology and put their efforts into customer support and service. By partnering with EBSCO, we can provide our expertise, combined with their services, and help libraries looking to integrate FOLIO to their institutions while providing continuous support. It is our pleasure to be the exclusive dealer of FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services in MENA region. I believe that ALZAD and EBSCO together can achieve more.”

EBSCO Senior Director of Product Management, Harry Kaplanian, says these agreements continue to give EBSCO the opportunity to create a high level of customer service standards. Kaplanian facilitates the FOLIO community in gaining consensus on the overall roadmap and future directions for the project. “As we move into the next steps in the FOLIO development, we want to continue creating partnerships with providers such as EBSCO and ALZAD Inc. These partnerships ensure that we can create technical support structures, migration plans and implementation goals for libraries worldwide. Service providers like ALZAD Inc. will be able to create the foundation libraries need to adopt open source technology like FOLIO.”

Since being announced in June 2016, FOLIO has formed a community, and librarians and developers have joined special interest groups that are actively creating an open source LSP that supports traditional resource management functionality that can be extended into emerging areas. FOLIO is being designed to be flexible to allow librarians to select the applications that best align with their workflow needs. The applications are modular and allow multiple vendors or libraries to contribute applications. Extensibility is an essential element allowing FOLIO to integrate with internal and external systems including university enterprise systems, institutional repositories, research management and discovery services. Development supports Linked Open Data to allow libraries to expand their reach, and FOLIO provides scalability through multi-tenancy. The service will support all formats natively and is based on a central knowledgebase. More information is available at www.folio.org.

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

About ALZAD Inc.
ALZAD Inc. is a diversified library turnkey solutions company in Middle East, as we are targeted by the key customers in the territory. ALZAD aims to facilitate the business environment through providing wide range of libraries services, products, and smart solutions. We aim to be your excellence knowledge partner and provide you distinctive services in a smart way using the latest and updated approaches and technology. Partnering with ALZAD Solutions for Koha or Folio will provide high quality open source, implementation and high-level support services. As of June 2014, ALZAD Inc. was founded in Dubai, UAE and becomes a major leader in Library, Information and Archiving sector in Middle East. For more information please visit: http://alzad.ae/

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

Technologies: Open SourceTags: FOLIOopen sourceLSPEBSCOOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill to publish Global Governance journal with immediate effect

LISWire - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 06:33

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

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, adds Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations to its growing portfolio in International Relations. Founded in 1995 by Lynne Rienner Publishers, this internationally acclaimed journal provides a global forum for the discussion of relevant topics on the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism.

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director at Brill | Nijhoff, comments: “Global Governance is a wonderful addition to our extensive program in International Relations. We are delighted to work closely with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), who have provided excellent leadership for the journal since its early days and continues to do so.”

Alistair Edgar, Executive Director of ACUNS remarks: “ACUNS remains deeply grateful to Lynne Rienner for her support in establishing and advancing Global Governance from its inception and through its first quarter century. We look forward now to building on this critical foundation with Brill | Nijhoff, and the editorial team, as the journal continues to build its reputation for scholarly excellence and policy relevance in the analysis of critical issues related to the United Nations, multilateralism and the challenges of global governance.”

Brill | Nijhoff is taking over publishing responsibility from Lynne Rienner Publishers with immediate effect and expects to publish the next 2018 issue (24.3) according to schedule in August. The online edition of Global Governance will soon become available on Brill’s Books and Journals platform. Learn more about the journal at www.brill.com/GG.

For more information on this title transfer, please contact Mr. Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice-president Business Development at Brill, at [email protected], T: +31 (0)71 53 5 35 17.
For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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New Journal: Bridging Humanities Published by Brill

LISWire - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 06:30

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 25 May 2018

Expanding their Open Access publishing program, Brill Publishers has launched a new Open Access journal: Bridging Humanities – Platform for Alternatives Methodologies.

Bridging Humanities is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary and multi-area online publication. The scope of Bridging Humanities is to publish original projects that include visuals and other kinds of digital sources as an integral part of the publication. Bridging Humanities includes original research from the Humanities intended as an open field that is connected with other disciplines.

Each publication is an interactive online space in which text and visuals are used as sources to produce and present knowledge from their field. Using this new format, Bridging Humanities encourages researchers to experiment with new methodologies for publication in which the importance of the digital is recognized as an integral part of the publication and research process.

Launch event: 7 June 2018
Bridging Humanities will be launched during a special meeting at Impact Hub, located at the:

Royal Tropical Institute
(Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen – KIT)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
on 7 June 2018 (18.30 – 22.15 hrs).

For registration, head over to: http://bridginghumanities.com

Bridging Humanities is a publication from Brill, in partnership with LeidenASA and the Voice4Thought Foundation. For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/brhu or contact Joed Elich, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Edelweiss+Analytics Integration with Evergreen ILS

LISWire - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:59

DULUTH, Ga. May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

"Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.

“This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. “We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs,” said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.

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

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

About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com
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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: collection managementbench markingEvergreen. Open SourceOpen Source ILSopen sourceEvergreen ILSCIRCULATIONOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries

LISWire - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:54

Duluth, Ga., May 23, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).

The migration added 161,160 bibliographic records and 30,640 patrons to COOL. Equinox provided project management and software configuration to Galion Public Library. In addition, Equinox also completed bibliographic deduplication and data conversion of bibliographic records, items, and patron transactions. The project also included onsite and remote training by Equinox.

“The Galion Public Library Association is excited to be joining with Equinox and COOL,” said J. Victoria Eckenrod, Director. “Our previous ILS was expensive and not very user friendly. This is such a major improvement. The training and support we received from Equinox was fantastic. Even our most nervous employee was an expert after working on the training database.”

The Consortia of Ohio Libraries was founded in 2012 as part of a Library Service Technology Act grant by the State Library of Ohio. COOL partners with OhioNET to provide administrative support and services.

“It was a great pleasure working with Galion during their migration to Evergreen,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “The staff are truly dedicated to their community. They will make a great addition to the Consortium of Ohio Libraries - current members informed me they were excited to have Galion joining their ranks.”

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

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

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: Evergreen. Open SourceOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.integrated library systemlibrary serviceslibrary systemsnon profitconsortiaconsortiumOhioNetOhioEvergreen ILSOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

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