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Dutch Universities and Brill reach Transformative Agreement

LISWire - Fri, 02/07/2020 - 05:09

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 7 February 2020

UKB, the Dutch consortium of university libraries, and the international scholarly publisher Brill have reached a Transformative Agreement for the years 2020 and 2021.

The agreement provides reading access to Dutch researchers at 9 institutions and allows for unlimited Open Access publishing in all Brill journals. Brill’s journal portfolio consists of more than 330 hybrid and fully Open Access titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. Articles which have already been published in 2020 will be made Open Access retroactively.

“Low barriers to publish Open Access are of special importance for Humanities disciplines which are well represented in the Brill package. Dutch universities participating in this agreement are therefore very enthusiastic about it. Also because it fits in our Roadmap Open Access and the National Plan Open Science,” says the UKB licensing group.

“We are very excited to have reached our first read and publish deal with universities in the Netherlands. It will increase the visibility and impact of research in fields which are vital for addressing today’s global challenges. The deal motivates us to continue our efforts to find sustainable Open Access publishing solutions with our library and funding partners around the world,” says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill.

Brill is one of the leading independent publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a broad OA portfolio consisting of more than 400 OA books and several thousand OA journal articles.

For more information about the agreement visit the Information for Authors from the Netherlands page (https://brill.com/page/oainfoauthorsnl) or contact Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access 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, 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 330 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.

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Recipients of the First Equinox Open Source Grant Announced

LISWire - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 16:46

Duluth, Ga., February 6, 2020: Upon the completion of the first application cycle of the Equinox Open Source Grant, Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the first two grantees: Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spark Central in Spokane, Washington.

The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides hosting and support of Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library.

“We are excited to give back to the library and open source communities of which we are honored to be a part,” said Mike Rylander, executive director and founder of Equinox. “It has long been our vision to enable sustainability in libraries through the independence and constancy an open source solution can provide. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and Spark Central.”

The Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico was created in 1967, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. In 2003 it became the National Library to preserve and provide access to resources about and related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. Spark Central was founded when Spark Center and INK Art Center joined forces and became one organization in 2016. Their mission is to break down barriers to creativity like cost, confidence, and access.

Over the next three years of the grant cycle the program will provide Koha hosting, training, and access to basic Equinox support. Applicants will be eligible for renewal at the end of the grant cycle. Applications for the 2020 grant cycle will open in the Fall of 2020. Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 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 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
The General Library of Puerto Rico was created in 1967 and was assigned to the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), the States Arts Agency of Puerto Rico by Dr. Ricardo Alegría. In 2003 it became the National Library with the aim to preserve and provide access to the rich, unique and significant bibliographic productions about and related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. The National Library’s mission is centered in the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of publications developed in the country or abroad, by Puerto Ricans or foreign authors on Puerto Rican subjects. To learn more visit https://www.icp.pr.gov/.

About Spark Central
Spark Central is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that ignites the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future. We break down barriers to creativity like cost, confidence, and access by offering transformative programs, access to innovative technology, and a welcoming creative community for people of all economic backgrounds. Everyone deserves the opportunity to forge the future they imagine. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you to keep our membership and programs available at no cost so income is never a barrier to opportunity. Find out more at spark-central.org.

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

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Gale Wins 2020 Dartmouth Medal and Named to RUSA Outstanding Reference Source List

LISWire - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:08

Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History, Disability Experiences and Infectious Diseases: In Context Recognized as Outstanding Reference Works

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 5, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale’s blog about this recognition, here: http://bit.ly/2UsG78x.

The Dartmouth Medal is presented annually by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and honors the creation of a reference source of outstanding quality and significance. The award is given to the best new reference source published in the previous year.

In a press release RUSA issued on the award, the Dartmouth Committee praised the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History for its worldwide and diverse coverage of LGBTQ history:

“Truly international in focus, this encyclopedia merges world history and LGBTQ history into one resource. It provides broad world coverage, with entries covering every continent except Antarctica, with intentional focus on Asia and Africa, and contributors representing 35 countries. Entries also provide a balance across the gender spectrum, with special considerations to race and class. With 316 full-color photos and illustrations, plus a comprehensive index and thematic outlines and cross-references, this set is very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Its thematic outlines make it easy to assemble a list for in-depth research.” – Dartmouth Committee

Honorable mention recipient, Disability Experiences was also recognized in the release for its real-life insights of individuals with disabilities:

“Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives gathers together an exceptionally useful collection of first-person glimpses into the lives of persons with disabilities from the 15th c. to the present.” –Dartmouth Committee

In addition, Infectious Diseases: In Context, 2nd Edition was named to RUSA’s 2020 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA that recognizes the most noteworthy reference titles published in the previous year. The selected titles are valuable reference resources and are highly recommended for inclusion in any library’s reference collections.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by RUSA,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Everyone at Gale takes pride in providing historical context around the treatment of these critical topics and world issues and we thank our editors, contributors and editorial board whose passion brought this to libraries.”

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

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

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The Grantsville City Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater

LISWire - Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:58

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

Donna Bachowski, Educator at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration:

I was tremendously impressed with the dedication of the Grantsville Library staff. Throughout the training, they were focused on how to configure Koha to best serve the needs of their patrons. While the focus during training is the essentials of Koha, it was exciting to see them creating a “Future Enhancements” list of all those “wouldn’t it be great if we could…” ideas.

About The Grantsville City Library
In addition to thousands of great books, audiobooks and DVD’s, the Grantsville City Library offers a number of other features and services, including:

• Free Library Card for Grantsville Residents (low fee for non-residents)

• Free Public Internet Access

• Free Computer Access (6 Adult and 2 Children Workstations)

• Remote USU Classes

• Meeting Rooms

• Summer Reading Programs

• Comfortable Reading and Learning Atmosphere

• Kind and Courteous Staff

Read more at http://grantsvilleut.gov/Library/lib/

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

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

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

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

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

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Official Journal of the Household Division Digitises Complete Archive

LISWire - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:01
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The Guards Magazine, the official journal of the Household Division, has digitised its complete 150-year history with the help of the British Library and in collaboration with Exact Editions. The new archive boasts a comprehensive search function and cross-platform accessibility, allowing users to browse through centuries of military history, including two world wars, at the touch of a button.

The majority of the magazine’s content is created by serving or former regimental members of the Household Division. Published three times a year, each issue of The Guard’s Magazine comprises 120 pages of regimental news, feature articles on both contemporary and historical subjects, images, obituaries, reviews, competitions and more. Transcending its military subject matter in terms of its academic value, the archive also serves as an invaluable record for social, economic, royal and constitutional historians.

Available across web, iOS and Android platforms, individual and institutional users can browse issues seamlessly for the ultimate cross-platform reading experience. The intuitive interface brings old editorial content back to life and the advanced search functionalities mean individual personnel and events can be located instantaneously.

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

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

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

Editor Simon Doughty said: “We’re delighted with how great the archive looks on the Exact Editions platform. There’s a remarkable wealth of knowledge and historical insights within the archive’s pages and it is wonderful that our readers can now explore the Household Division’s history whenever they please.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We’re thrilled to have worked with The Guards Magazine on this digitisation project. The new archive is a fascinating historical record and will be devoured by military history enthusiasts and academics alike."

About The Guards Magazine:

The Guards Magazine, as it is now named, was first published in 1862 and is the official journal of the Household Division, encompassing The Life Guards, The Blues and Royals, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards and Welsh Guards. The majority of the magazine’s content is created by serving or former regimental members of the Household Division and the title is published three times a year. 

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Brill Launches Open Access Reference Work on the History of Medicine with the Wellcome Trust

LISWire - Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:29

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 30 January 2020

In conjunction with Oxford University and the Wellcome Trust, London, Brill proudly presents the new Open Access reference work A Literary History of Medicine - The ʿUyūn al-anbāʾ fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbāʾ of Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿah Online (LHOM). Thanks to the generous support of the Wellcome Trust, A Literary History of Medicine Online is freely accessible to all.

A Literary History of Medicine Online is the digital version of Brill’s A Literary History of Medicine - The ʿUyūn al-anbāʾ fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbāʾ of Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿah, edited and translated by Emilie Savage-Smith, Simon Swain and Geert Jan van Gelder, with Ignacio Sánchez, N. Peter Joosse, Alasdair Watson, Bruce Inksetter, and Franak Hilloowala. The work provides the first complete and annotated translation along with a new edition of the Arabic text showing the stages in which the author composed the work. Introductory essays provide important background.

Featured on Brill’s new and bespoke platform for text editions, Brill Scholarly Editions, LHOM offers a full-text searchable, complete, annotated translation along with a new edition of the celebrated, informative and entertaining history of medicine – the first of its kind – by Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿah (d. 1270), together with several introductory essays. The work is the earliest comprehensive history of medicine containing biographies of over 432 physicians, ranging from the ancient Greeks to the author’s contemporaries, describing their training and practice, often as court physicians, and listing their medical works; all this interlaced with poems and anecdotes.

Dr Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, comments: “This outstanding publication is a perfect example of how scholars, funders and publishers work together to bring high-quality scholarship to every researcher that needs it. Reference works are key to advancing scholarship in the humanities. We are thankful to the Wellcome Trust for supporting this project which will spark and support many research projects on the history of medicine and beyond.”

Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research at Wellcome, added: “I am delighted that this reference work has been made freely available, so that everyone – scholars and non-scholars alike – can access this. The Literary History of Medicine will also be made available through PMC Bookshelf and Europe PMC, thus providing an opportunity to engage researchers working in very different disciplines”.

The LHOM is in particular of interest for scholars of the Greco-Roman legacy in Islam; ancient and medieval healthcare; Arabic literature and poetry; Christians and Jews in Islamic culture; and medieval history and society.

For more information please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill, via [email protected], or Ms. Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, sr. 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, 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.

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The Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater

LISWire - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:03

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library of Lancaster, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 90,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

About the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library
Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library selects, acquires, organizes and provides access to information and ideas for the citizens of the City of Lancaster. The Library strives to meet the informational and recreational needs for library service of the greatest number of users and seeks to provide the highest quality information services and access to additional materials and funding by participating in cooperative arrangements and networking with other city and state institutions. For more information please visit: https://www.lancaster-tx.com/545/About-the-Library

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

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EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant

LISWire - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51

EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant
~ Three $100,000 Grants Available for Libraries Looking to Go Green ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 24, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world.

The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.

In 2019, EBSCO received submissions from 18 countries. Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; New Port Richey Public Library, New Port Richey, Florida; and Hedgesville Public Library, Hedgesville, West Virginia were each awarded $100,000 last year. These libraries are expected to install their arrays in 2020.

EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says institutions benefit from reducing their carbon footprint in ways beyond saving money. “EBSCO prides itself on being an example of how sustainable resources can be developed at a corporate level. We are excited to promote this initiative and offer solar grants to libraries so we can invest in communities looking to offer alternative energy resources. The EBSCO Solar grant empowers institutions to go green and educate their communities on the benefits of adopting solar resources.”

Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions until February 28th. Submissions are due by May 1st, and the winner will be announced on June 26th, 2020, both online and at the ALA-Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. More information is available on the EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar, including the timeline, where to submit questions, a link to the submission form and FAQs.

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 900,000 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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Submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Are Now Open

LISWire - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51

Submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Are Now Open
~ Eight Winners to Receive $10,000 in Development Awards ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 24, 2020 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020.

The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).

Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2020 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.

Entries for the JCD Award are organized around needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entrants are asked to submit documentation to show the scope and effectiveness of their campaign. Examples of these documents may include initial assessments and research, processes for implementation, goals met, creative output, media releases, media coverage and other metrics that establish results.

Applications for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award are to be submitted electronically and received by March 13, 2020. For more information, including entry documents, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana.

About the John Cotton Dana Award
The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated by The H.W. Wilson Company at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library. The Awards are funded by the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
The Foundation was established by Halsey W. Wilson in 1952 to support the needs of company employees and retirees. Since 1957, The H.W. Wilson Foundation has focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational and religious institutions. Major donors to the Foundation included Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilson, and the H.W. Wilson Company. http://thwwf.org/

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 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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EBSCO Information Services’ Option Grid™ Releases Opioid Addiction Decision Aid

LISWire - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:43

EBSCO Information Services’ Option Grid™ Releases Opioid Addiction Decision Aid
~ Shared Decision Making Tool Breaks Down Treatment Options for Healthcare Professionals and Their Patients ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 23, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid™. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.

Opioid addiction is a chronic relapsing condition of continued opioid use despite problematic consequences for more than a year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 192 drug overdose deaths every day and opioids are currently the main driver of these fatalities. The Opioid Addiction decision aid is intended to help facilitate conversations around medical treatment for those who are addicted to opioids and want to compare medical treatments. Treatment options include maintenance treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, as well as opioid cessation with a methadone or buprenorphine taper.

Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences and arrive at informed decisions. Option Grid decision aids are interactive and personalized, enabling a tailored presentation of healthcare options that are most relevant to the patient. EBSCO’s Option Grids are used by health systems, health plans and other patient-focused organizations to improve the quality and cost of care, as well as patient experience. They can be integrated into clinical EHR workflows as well as other digital platforms or accessed through the web by consumers directly.

Dr. Glyn Elwyn, BA MD MSc PhD, professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-founder of Option Grid, says this new tool was developed in response to the increasing risks of opioid addiction. “More and more, clinicians are treating patients for opioid addiction; they require a tool to help patients determine the most appropriate path for treatment. This decision aid is intended to support and encourage these conversations between a patient and their clinician, helping to determine the best course of treatment for the individual.”

To find out more about EBSCO’s Option Grid decision aids, visit: https://health.ebsco.com/products/option-grid.

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.

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Gale Launches Second Installment of Women’s Studies Archive Series

LISWire - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:38

Brings Women’s Voices to the Forefront, Exploring the Evolution of Feminism Beyond Women’s Suffrage

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 23, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its world-renowned Women’s Studies Archive series. Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision, looks beyond women’s suffrage and explores the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries (1780-2000). Building on the platform of the first collection, Issues and Identity, this new archive brings more female voices to the forefront, critical for scholars working in women’s history, gender studies and social history. Read Gale’s blog about Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/2TyVtbd.

As scholars seek to diversify the perspectives from which history is commonly told, Voice and Vision brings awareness of and recognition to the accomplishments of women. The archive features collections focused solely on female authors as well as magazine and journals created by women. Researchers now have access to periodicals written, illustrated and published by women, representing their work, causes, concerns and voices — largely unavailable until now.

View a video on Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/38jXYm5.

Voice and Vision examines critical areas of study including the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce, social reform and much more. It provides a diverse, global perspective on women’s history, including material on Chicana leaders and activists, allowing researchers to understand a variety of perspectives on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

Voice and Vision shares women’s stories from world-renowned libraries across 15 collections, including:

The British Library

• Women’s Periodicals: Digitized periodicals cover every aspect of the surge of emancipationist activities from 1870 to the gaining of full, universal suffrage in 1928 and beyond.

• Women’s Printing Society Publications: Covers the Society’s output from 1874–1943, both its publications and employment opportunities for women in a previously restricted profession.

Swarthmore College

• Anna Garlin Spencer Papers, 1878–1931: Includes correspondence and writings from this founding member of the Women’s Peace Party.

• Hannah Johnston Bailey Papers, 1858–1923: Includes correspondence, memorabilia and more from Bailey, a Quaker pacifist and suffragist.

• Lydia G. Wentworth Papers, 1902–1947: Features correspondence and manuscripts of the ardent peace advocate and writer.

• Edwin D. Mead and Lucia Ames Mead Papers, 1876–1936: Includes extensive coverage of the couple’s work as leaders of the U.S. and international peace movements.

• Hannah Clothier Hull Papers, 1889–1958: Features a depth of material from a founder of the Woman’s Peace Party and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

American Antiquarian Society

• Monographs on and by Women: Features contributions from predominantly female authors of poetry, fiction, memoirs, children’s literature, and more on an eclectic mix of topics.

New York University

• Papers of Mary E. Gawthorpe: An extensive collection of material highlights the British suffragist’s friendships with a network of like-minded leaders and activists.

• Papers of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Dubbed “The Rebel Girl,” this collection details Flynn’s work as a professional revolutionary against capitalism.

The National Archives (United Kingdom)

• Records of the Women’s National Commission: Features rare materials from the commission (1916–2010), established to ensure female opinions were given due weight in the deliberation of the government and matters of public interest.

• Records of the Equal Opportunities Commission: Presents material from 1962–2007 exploring the Commission’s work to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sex or marriage and to promote equal opportunities for men and women.

University of California, Santa Barbara

• Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional Archives: Contains materials that promote the image of Chicana/Latina women in all levels of society.

• National Network of Hispanic Women Archives: Features a depth of resources to promote the continuation of ethnic and gender studies, gender research and debate.

• Alicia Escalante Papers: This collection of the Chicana activist’s documents details her significant contributions and causes during the 1960s.

The Women’s Studies Archive series is available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, enabling cross-archival searching to help users make new connections across topics. For those looking to explore even deeper insights, the series is also available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. This allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

Voice and Vision offers:

• access to more than 800,000 pages of unique content across 15 collections written by women, making it the most comprehensive resource of its kind for women’s studies.

• diverse coverage on topics such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, socialism and more.

• a vast array of primary sources from 1780 to 2000, spanning multiple geographic regions, providing a diverse global perspective on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

• cross-searching and textual analysis within the Gale Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources platforms, opening new research opportunities.

“Voice and Vision presents women’s voices and narratives in their own words, to counter a male-centric view of history,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “The diverse global coverage of the archive makes it an incredibly important resource, not only for strengthening research into women’s studies, but for its interdisciplinary nature on topics that go beyond just suffrage such as slavery, mental health, moral reform, literature and more.”

Gale will showcase Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision at the ALA Midwinter Conference, Jan. 24-27 in Philadelphia at Gale booth #1207.

To request a trial, visit the Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision webpage: http://bit.ly/30qH0PW.

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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Gale Previews New On-Demand Video Courses Platform for Public Libraries at ALA Midwinter Conference

LISWire - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:53

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 22, 2020

WHAT: Gale, a Cengage company, will preview Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. This new resource provides patrons with upskilling opportunities in areas such as business, tech, design and more to enable their professional and personal success. ALA Midwinter attendees will get a sneak preview of this new platform that will be available this winter.

WHY: Gale’s mission for public libraries is to help expand their role within the communities they serve by supporting their commitment to lifelong learning and workforce development. Gale Presents: Udemy helps achieve this by providing self-paced, personalized learning opportunities that help libraries transform lives.

WHEN: January 24-27, 2020

WHERE: ALA Midwinter Conference, Booth #1207, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

NOTE TO REPORTERS: If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Gale at ALA Midwinter, please reach out to: Kayla Siefker, 248-915-9624, [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 - http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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EBSCO Information Services Partners with protocols.io — Investing in Open and Reproducible Research

LISWire - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:52

EBSCO Information Services Partners with protocols.io — Investing in Open and Reproducible Research
~ Open Research to Accelerate through Strategic Partnership ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2020 — A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and protocols.io is designed to support the research ecosystem. Researchers, publishers, and academic institutions will benefit from a research workflow that is open, connected, reproducible and interoperable. EBSCO’s investment in protocols.io highlights the importance of supporting services that extend and connect the publication of an article to its core analysis, and ongoing impact. As part of the agreement, EBSCO will leverage its global presence to expand the reach and impact of protocols.io to research institutions around the world.

protocols.io allows researchers to create and share research protocols and methods. The platform helps researchers develop, organize, troubleshoot and disseminate methods before, during and after publication. It also helps institutions maintain stewardship over an important component of research output. While protocols.io is free to anyone who shares their work openly, individual, group or site-wide enterprise licenses are available for private use.

Alexei Stoliartchouk, Irina Makkaveeva, and Lenny Teytelman co-founded protocols.io after being inspired by Lenny’s frustrations with method development during his postdoctoral research at MIT. Lenny spent a year and a half correcting one step of a previously published protocol. Because it was just a correction rather than a new technique, he had no good way of communicating this knowledge to other scientists using the same method. When starting protocols.io, Irina Makkaveeva said, “As a software developer, I found it absurd that scientists did not have something like GitHub for sharing their protocols.”

protocols.io CEO and co-founder Lenny Teytelman, says EBSCO’s investment puts EBSCO in good company and offers opportunities to advance the development of protocols.io. “EBSCO joins the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a major funder of protocols.io, and as with them, the partnership brings far more than funding alone. We are also delighted to have the Genetics Society of America as a co-investor in this round.” Teytelman says, working together with EBSCO is likely to increase the adoption of protocols.io and the amount of sharing on the platform. “EBSCO is lending us the expertise, support and scale to build out our mission alongside other important startups in this new exciting ecosystem. We expect to bring the company to sustainability, far faster than would be possible without EBSCO’s involvement.”

Hundreds of journals across all types of publishers already recommend and integrate protocols.io in their diverse submission, review and publication systems. Publishers do this to support the reproducibility and visibility of their published works while also improving services they offer to their authors and editors. A growing number of leading funding organizations recommend the inclusion of reusable protocols as they view these as important to making the research they fund more useful and ultimately more impactful.

EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins says this investment is a natural evolution of EBSCO’s mission to transform lives by providing reliable, relevant information when, where and how people want it. “Seeding the growth and supporting the connectivity of important and emerging components of open research is critical to ensure that innovation continues and that we can deliver the impact the research community requires.”

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Strategy Tommy Doyle says the protocols.io partnership aligns with EBSCO’s recent partnership with Arkivum and continues to leverage EBSCO’s broad portfolio of assets and relationships. “As one of the largest intermediaries of publishers, institutions and researchers, EBSCO is uniquely placed to help scale the impact of these businesses. We bring more than 75 years of industry experience and relationships to any new strategic partnership. As we look at investments, we will continue to seek ways to support the future of research.”

The announcement coincides with the announcement of EBSCOs partnership with Code Ocean which provides researchers with platforms to create, share, publish, preserve and reuse executable code and data.

About protocols.io
protocols.io was conceived in 2012 by geneticist Lenny Teytelman, and computer scientists Alexei Stoliartchouk and Irinia Makkaveeva to facilitate science communication and rapid sharing of knowledge. The protocols.io platform is an open access service for academic and industry researchers to record and share detailed up to date methods for research. It is free to read and free to publish and provides an open access hub for scientists to communicate improvements and corrections to research methods. The company is in Berkeley, California. More information is available at www.protocols.io.

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
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
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EBSCO Information Services Partners with Code Ocean to Invest in Open Research and Promote Reproducibility

LISWire - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:52

EBSCO Information Services Partners with Code Ocean to Invest in Open Research and Promote Reproducibility
~ Partnership Lays the Groundwork for the Growth and Impact of Open Research ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2020 — A new strategic partnership between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Code Ocean will provide to the global research community a platform to facilitate the sharing and reuse of computational code and data. It guarantees the reproducibility of reported research, and it makes research open, organized, accessible and interoperable.

Today, with advances in technology that enable us to distribute far more than just words on pages, researchers, academic institutions, funders and publishers are increasingly demanding tools that make computationally-based research intuitive, collaborative, interoperable and endurable. EBSCO’s investment and reseller agreement highlights the critical importance that it assigns to promoting and supporting those requirements. Building upon Code Ocean’s current success with publishers, EBSCO will act as a partner, extending the potential reach and impact of Code Ocean to institutions around the world.

Code Ocean grew out of co-founder Simon Adar’s postdoctoral work at Cornell-Tech. Like many scientists, Adar looked to previously published works and tried to build upon them. He quickly discovered how difficult it is to reuse code and data and how hard it was to prove reproducibility, even of published findings. Together with co-founder and Chief Technical Officer Ram Dayan, they assembled a team to build a platform with the purpose to increase the pace of science.

Code Ocean CEO Simon Adar says that EBSCO’s long history of serving academia to improve research workflows and strong position in the market makes them an ideal partner for Code Ocean. “Working together with EBSCO, as an investor and as a reseller, will help bring Code Ocean to a global audience for publishing, reproducibility, and day-to-day research.”

EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins says investing in Code Ocean and helping to make it more available is a way to address the problems researchers face and provide publishers and institutions with more options. “By investing in and supporting the work being done by Code Ocean, EBSCO will be able to address research activity improvements and foster collaborations that bring the research workflow full circle, expose critical research code and data and support the reproducibility of research.”

This partnership aligns with EBSCO’s recent partnership with Arkivum, leveraging EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio and Arkivum’s Perpetua which enables long-term data management. The Code Ocean announcement coincides with the announcement of EBSCO’s partnership with protocols.io which provides researchers with access to research methods, another essential element in the research workflow.

About Code Ocean
Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to create, share, discover, and run scientific code. Researchers and scientists can develop and collaborate on code and share it as executable code using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) minted by Code Ocean to support citable attribution. Code Ocean received the 2018 ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing for its pioneering work with world-leading publishers to embed researchers’ working code within published research articles while ensuring researchers retain copyright. Code Ocean was founded in 2015 with the goal of saving researchers time and advancing science by making code more reusable and research more easily reproducible. codeocean.com

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive 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
EBSCO Information Services
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™

LISWire - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:58

EBSCO Information Services Releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™
~ Coverage of Scholarly Journals on Latin America and the Caribbean ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 17, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) releases Hispanic American Periodicals Index™ (HAPI), a bibliographic database providing complete citations to the contents of scholarly journals related to Latin America and the Caribbean published around the world since the late 1960s. Hispanic American Periodicals Index, produced by the Latin American Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, is now available for annual subscription through EBSCO.

Materials in Hispanic American Periodicals Index encompass a broad range of topics ranging from political, economic and social issues to the arts and humanities. The resource will also benefit researchers looking for Latinx or migration studies content. Hispanic American Periodicals Index currently indexes more than 400 academic, peer-reviewed journals and includes the contents of more than 700 journals dating back to 1968. Hispanic American Periodicals Index provides more than 340,000 citations with links to full text for close to 180,000 of the citations.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index supports researchers in Latin American studies and is searchable in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Subject indexing allows for easy search from any of these languages.
The database is accessible via EBSCOhost®, EBSCO’s intuitive research platform, including all standard query, result and linking features.

EBSCO provides a wide variety of cultural and area studies resources that complement one another, including Fuente Académica™; Caribbean Search™; Chicano Database; Arab World Resource™: Al Masdar; Bibliography of Native North Americans™; Bibliography of Asian Studies™; and Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies™.

To learn more about Hispanic American Periodicals Index, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/hispanic-american-peri....

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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Choice Awards Three Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2019

LISWire - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:04

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 January 2020

Brill is proud to announce that three Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2019 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 521 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 4,600 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Brill’s winning titles, with our sincere congratulations to their authors and editors:

The Origins of Chinese Thought
From Shamanism to Ritual Regulations and Humaneness
Zehou Li

Why Look at Plants?
The Botanical Emergence in Contemporary Art
Edited by Giovanni Aloi

Nazi Characters in German Propaganda and Literature
Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Questions about these or other Brill titles? Please contact us a [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.

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EBSCO Information Services Announces New Integration with Google for Education

LISWire - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 10:55

EBSCO Information Services Announces New Integration with Google for Education
~ Partnership Enables Librarians to Leverage Resources from Both Companies to Serve Their Users ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 16, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announced a new integration with Google for Education. As a Google for Education Partner, EBSCO will be able to provide universities, schools and public libraries using G Suite for Education with innovative resources to engage students in learning, both inside and outside the classroom.

More than 90 million students and teachers around the world use G Suite for Education, and more than 30 million students conduct research on Chromebooks. As a Google Cloud partner, EBSCO combines the breadth and depth of its educational content with the trusted technology of Google for Education. EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Product Management Sara Earley says this commitment helps users of both Google for Education and EBSCO. “This partnership reinforces Google for Education’s mission to help teachers and students while allowing G Suite for Education users to easily leverage their EBSCO resources which are used by researchers around the world.”

EBSCO’s Google for Education integrations deliver benefits related to access and security, collaboration and sharing between students and their instructors, as well as a better Chromebook experience:

• Seamless Access and Increased Security: With Google Sign In, users don’t need to enter additional login credentials to access their My EBSCOhost® accounts. EBSCO does not store Google usernames and passwords.
• Easier Collaboration: Once authenticated, users can quickly download and share EBSCO content to Google Drive.
• Paperless Instruction: Google Classroom makes it easier than ever for educators to share authoritative articles and multimedia content with their students.
• Optimized Experience for Chromebook Users: EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service™ and Explora™ apps are available for free download through the Chrome Web Store. These apps give students and patrons an alternative way to access library resources from their phones, tablets and mobile devices.

For more information on EBSCO's partnership with Google for Education, visit our website: https://connect.ebsco.com/s/article/EBSCO-Achieves-Google-Cloud-Partners....

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]

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EBSCO Information Services Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting

LISWire - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:13

EBSCO Information Services Awards Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting
~ Annual Scholarship Pays for the Travel Expenses of Librarians Attending National Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 14, 2020 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians, who are all first-time attendees, $1,500 scholarships to attend the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 24th-28th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The scholarships are co-sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives at a breakfast during the conference.

The EBSCO ALA Midwinter Scholarship helps defray the cost of attending the conference and allows the librarians to benefit from the professional development and networking opportunities available at ALA-Midwinter. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic of “What do you think the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand into non-traditional areas of service, introduce new technologies and endeavor to support their changing research communities?”

This year’s scholarship winners are:

• Sharon Kay Edwards, Branch Librarian, Motlow State Community College, McMinnville, Tennessee

• Rachelle Brandel, Adult Services Librarian, Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Ferguson, Missouri

• Lauren Frazier, Librarian, Santa Clarita Public Library, Valencia, California

• Haley Leigh Walters, Librarian, George Washington High School, Danville, Virginia

• Bel Outwater, Library Manager, Auburn Public Library, Auburn, Georgia

The winners effectively described what the biggest factors for change will be as libraries expand. Haley Leigh Walters, Librarian at George Washington High School, believes, “With such a transient society, library outreach is more important than ever. Libraries realize they cannot do everything alone, nor within the confines of their buildings. Having a community network is essential for libraries to adapt and thrive, not just survive.” Sharon Kay Edwards, Branch Librarian at Motlow State Community College, wrote, “It’s imperative to the future of librarianship — and the cataloging of and access to future information — that we think outside of, ‘how we’ve always done it.’ We need to be innovative in creating user experiences, information platforms, community programs, lectures, conferences, and more. We must learn to speak, write, and teach code. We must dream beyond our current services and think of what could be done if there were no walls — because the truth is, there aren’t. We must empower other librarians and library staff to stretch their comfort levels to meet the future patron’s informational needs.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.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 900,000 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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Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:58

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory, in Rancho Mirage, California is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 102,000 plus holdings from Autographics ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

About Ranch Mirage Library & Observatory
Knowledgeable, warm and kind. These words describe the people you'll meet when you visit your library. We take pride in our dedicated approach to exemplary customer service, making your library one of the top rated libraries in California.

Read more at: https://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/index.html.

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is a teaching and learning tool for all ages, intended to further enhance free public educational opportunities and expand on the understanding of our night skies while offering new programming in astronomy.

Read more about the observatory at: https://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/observatory.html.

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 ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Pennsauken Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 15:57

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Pennsauken Public Library, Pennsauken NJ is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 79,000 plus holdings from Millennium ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

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

About Pennsauken Public Library
Serving the citizens of the Greater Pennsauken region, the Pennsauken Free Public Library vows to strive to provide a solid array of learning materials, information services and leisure resources in order to support and improve individual, family and community life.

Read More at: http://www.pennsaukenlibrary.org/about_us.cfm

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 ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

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