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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Herrick Memorial Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
978-356-6500 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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

SEFLIN Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions Support

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

Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/143/brill-and-jus-mundi-the-search-engine-for...

Tags: BrillJus Mundiinternational lawinvestor-state arbitrationOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial Libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key findings from the study include:

Reading large print books improved students’ reading mindsets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: GaleThorndike Presslarge print booksOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool Librarians

Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

LISWire - Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:40

Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 118,761 bibliographic records and 1,855 patrons at the university. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. Training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

“I think of [the migration] like a DIY project,” said Jake Posey, ILL Services Librarian and Koha Migration Project Lead at John Brown University. “While we could have done the project it would have taken longer than expected, cost us more than we thought, and not been as good as we liked. Having the Equinox team with the right knowledge and right tools made the transition go smoothly with great results. If we had done it ourselves we definitely would have missed crucial data, struggled with fine tuning OPAC customization, and been stuck trying to fix some tricky technical issues. The Equinox migration team made it look easy.”

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

"The John Brown staff were a pleasure to work with but for me the best part of the migration is after it's over,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Hearing from the library staff about what they're now able to do with their new ILS for the students at the school - that is always the best part of a project. I love seeing the libraries excited, empowered, and having fun."

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

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

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

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Technologies: Open SourceTags: koha open sourceKoha open source ILSkoha open source supportKoha open sources ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOpen Source Softwareopen source supportKoha Communitykoha ILSKoha Imp lamentationkoha open sourceKoha open soure ILSkoha hostingILS migrationILS data migrationkohailsdata migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Brill Publishes High-Impact Titles in Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched

LISWire - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 08:07

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 2 September 2019

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce the release of 11 books in Open Access in its most recent collaboration with library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

With topics including interdisciplinary research on trust, a comparative study of women and gender, and a comprehensive overview of the historical relationship between money, society, and the economy, Brill is proud to make available relevant contributions from the Humanities and Social Sciences to urgent social discussions.

To guarantee the widest possible dissemination, all e-books are available via OAPEN, JSTOR, DOAB, and Brill’s dedicated Knowledge Unlatched e-book collection: https://brill.com/view/package/9789004338180.

With over 400 titles, Brill has grown to one of the largest Open Access book publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Knowledge Unlatched is one of the OA options offered to authors and editors as part of Brill’s funding support program. Other author services include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production, marketing and promotion, as well as print publication.

For more information about this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill ([email protected]).

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

About Knowledge Unlatched
Knowledge Unlatched brings academic libraries and publishers together to create a sustainable route for Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The initiative has so far unlatched more than 1450 book titles and 19 journals. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/141/brill-publishes-highimpact-titles-in-open...

Tags: open accessKnowledge UnlatchedBrillOrganization Type: CompanyTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansSpecial Libraries

Applications Open for Equinox Open Source Grant

LISWire - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:41

Duluth, Ga., August 26, 2019: Equinox is honored to begin accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

The first cycle of the grant opens August 26, 2019. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 20, 2019.

The program is designed to provide access to a modern, online library catalog to non-profit or governmental organizations that possess a library but do not have the financial and technological resources to contract for commercial services.

“As a staff we have been looking forward to kick-starting the grant all summer,” said Mike Rylander, Executive Director and founder of Equinox. “Many of us are librarians and we understand the significance of this opportunity. It is our vision that every community, regardless of size or funding, should benefit from a thriving and accessible library.”

Successful applicant libraries will gain Koha hosting in addition to training and access to Equinox’s video library. The program also encompasses consulting time for software configuration. Renewal of the grant is open to successful applicants as long as they meet the requirements specified by the grant.

Full application details are available at: http://bit.ly/EquinoxOSGrant. 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 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.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha open sourceKoha open source ILSlibrary grantsGrant OpportunitygrantsKoha open sources ILSKoha Communitykoha ILSkoha hostingkoha open source supportOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Equinox migrates Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha

LISWire - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:35

Duluth, Ga., August 21, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 14,633 bibliographic records and 134 patrons at the college. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services.

“Working with Equinox has been a breeze,” said George Duimovich, Associate University Librarian in Collections & Technology at Carleton University. “We had a challenging legacy system to update, and chose Equinox to support us – professional and expert at every step.”

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

"It was great to see a familiar face again, even if virtually,” said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox of working with George Duimovich. “I love when open source follows people around and I'm glad that Carleton had such a smooth Koha implementation."

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 sourcekoha ILSKoha Imp lamentationKoha Implementationkoha hostingKoha open source ILSkoha open sourceKoha open sources ILSkoha open source supportKoha open soure ILSkoha supportOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILSOpen Source ILS.Open source Open LibrariesOpen Source Softwareopen source supportILS data migrationOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

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