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EBSCO Information Services Now Offers Database with Critical Reviews of Digital Resources through Release of ccAdvisor

LISWire - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:06

EBSCO Information Services Now Offers Database with Critical Reviews of Digital Resources through Release of ccAdvisor
~ Resource Provides More Than 400 Professionally Vetted Reviews ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 27, 2019 — ccAdvisor, an online review source of information databases and digital resources, is now available from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). ccAdvisor provides in-depth, critical reviews of digital resources for the academic and library markets. The resource is a collaboration between Choice and Charleston Advisor, two well-known and highly respected review sources.

ccAdvisor is the only peer-reviewed, continuously updated review source for academic databases, websites and tools for librarians, students, and faculty. With more than 400 professionally vetted reviews in all subject areas, ccAdvisor assists librarians and faculty with the evaluation and selection of digital resources to improve collection development and discovery.

Each review ranges from 1,500 to 3,000+ words and analyzes content, audience level, user interface, technical details, pricing, contract information and competitive products. To help users determine the best resources for their needs, ccAdvisor offers critical evaluations with ratings, interactive “Compare Products” tables, a polling utility for user comments and the ability to compile and export lists, save searches, and set alerts.

As Choice Editor and Publisher, Mark Cummings notes, ccAdvisor is more than simply a selection tool. “Because it also reviews open-access resources, public websites, and tools, the work is an all-purpose guide for students and faculty looking to rapidly assess the scope and quality of resources needed for their research. ccAdvisor brings a powerful new voice to the evaluation of information databases.”

According to Sara Earley, Vice President of Product Management at EBSCO, ccAdvisor provides a unique solution for collection developers, researchers and librarians. “ccAdvisor is the only peer-reviewed resource of critical reviews. Nowhere else can librarians find updated, professionally vetted reviews for the academic and library markets.”

To learn more about ccAdvisor, please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/ccadvisor.

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

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

Tags: EBSCODatabasesEBSCO DatabasesInformation TechnologyAcademic LibrariansAcademic LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

EBSCO Information Services Partners with StackMap to Expand Digital Wayfinding within Libraries

LISWire - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:03

EBSCO Information Services Partners with StackMap to Expand Digital Wayfinding within Libraries
~ Indoor Mapping Integrated into EBSCO Discovery Service™
Improves the User Experience of Library Patrons ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 26, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has formally partnered with StackMap™, a digital platform for indoor mapping, so that customers may benefit from StackMap’s integrated services with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) in addition to other catalogs, easing the process of physically locating items in libraries in an effort to enhance the patron experience.

StackMap, a library company founded in 2008, looks to empower patrons via indoor collection mapping. This integration with EDS, launched in 2016, allows libraries to help users find print materials within their physical library more effectively. StackMap services also enable users to browse the library’s physical space and resources on a kiosk, tablet or website, as well as locate available computers and study spaces.

StackMap Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Lex Cooke says, “Our partnership with EBSCO and integration into their highly acclaimed discovery service allows StackMap to reach more libraries, helping to improve the patron experience at more institutions.”

The partnership supports EBSCO’s focus on providing users with one platform for their entire research experience, education and library needs, while enhancing the user experience. EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Product Management Tim Lull says, “Through the EBSCO Discovery Service and StackMap integration, we are starting to build an ecosystem of partners to help provide services and solutions that our customers need. StackMap makes it easy for patrons to find what they need, improving the library user experience and giving more time back to librarians.”

About StackMap™
StackMap is an indoor mapping platform that provides users with a detailed map and written directions to the location of physical items within a library. Its products also assist in the way-finding of computers, rooms, and other spaces. StackMap works with libraries of all types and sizes, spanning across five continents.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOAcademic LibrarianAcademic LibrariesInformation TechnologylibrariesEBSCO Discovery ServiceEDSTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Reprints Desk Inc. Integrates with EBSCO Discovery Service™

LISWire - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:45

Reprints Desk Inc. Integrates with EBSCO Discovery Service™
~ Partnership Enhances Discovery-to-Delivery User Journey ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 21, 2019 — A new partnership between Reprints Desk, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc., and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) now enhances the research experience for academic and government users of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy solution has been integrated with the EDS platform to streamline the discovery-to-delivery user journey for mutual customers.

The Article Galaxy Scholar Collection powered by Reprints Desk provides on-demand access to full-text PDF content for scientific, technical and medical journal articles that a library may not already subscribe to. The Article Galaxy academic service offers an easy mechanism for rapid article delivery to libraries in academic institutions and government organizations, supplementing interlibrary loan workflows and institutional subscriptions. Article Galaxy seamlessly integrates with EDS by complementing their linking technology and EBSCO’s Full Text Finder™ to help deliver PDFs to library patrons on-demand, for subscribing institutions, so they can access the content they need quickly and easily. With the new partnership, users of the EDS will benefit from access to articles from 40,000 journals and chapters from 400,000 books and native PDF documents, delivered within minutes, at any time.

Scott Ahlberg, Chief Operations Officer at Reprints Desk, says that the integration with EBSCO Discovery Service reinforces Reprints Desk’s dedication to improving the product and partnering with the best resources available. “We’re committed to offering unsurpassed on-demand solutions. This new integration with EBSCO will provide libraries the ability to satisfy end-users with the broadest range of content possible.”

According to EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Product Management Tim Lull, the ability to offer an on-demand document delivery solution helps to support content workflow and the user journey. “EBSCO helps library users and faculty access content to complete their research journey. The integration with Reprints Desk provides a better solution for our customers in their discovery and research process.”

Further information on how the integration works is available on this FAQ page on EBSCO Connect. To learn more about EBSCO and Reprints Desk, please visit: http://www.ebsco.com and https://info.reprintsdesk.com.

About Research Solutions and Reprints Desk
Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in providing seamless access to scientific research. Its wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., simplifies how organizations and individual researchers discover, acquire, and manage scholarly journal articles, book chapters and other content in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies, prestigious universities, and emerging businesses rely on Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s cloud-based SaaS research platform, for simplified and lowest cost access to the latest scientific research and data. Featuring an ecosystem of app-like Gadgets for a personalized research experience, Article Galaxy offers individual as well as enterprise plans, coupled with unparalleled, 24/7 customer support. For more information, visit www.researchsolutions.com and www.reprintsdesk.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
EBSCO Information Services
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Mitja Alexander Linss
Research Solutions and Reprints Desk
Director of Marketing
(617) 763-2312
[email protected]

Tags: Information TechnologyAcademic LibrarianAcademic LibrariesDiscovery ServiceEBSCOEDSTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: School LibrariansCompany Name: EBSCO

Equinox migrates Clymer Library to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:27

Duluth, Ga., March 20, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Clymer Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium. The Clymer Library joins four other Monroe County Libraries as part of SPARK.

The Clymer Library was founded in 1906 and their move will serve its 8,678 patrons. The migration included a total of 42,134 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and configuration in addition to data extraction and bibliographic deduplication. The migration included item, patron, and transaction records.

“Our transition has been amazingly smooth,” said Anne Hogya, Library Director at the Clymer Library. “Our Equinox team was wonderful and always available to us. We were given steps to take to insure a complete migration without any corrupt records coming over. I have had several migrations over the years and this by far has been the best.”

PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.

“It was exciting to be a part of Clymer's migration to SPARK,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager. “It was a pleasure to assist them in joining Monroe resource sharing.”

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

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

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Option Grid™ Decision Aids from EBSCO Health Receive Certification from Washington State Health Care Authority

LISWire - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:24

Option Grid™ Decision Aids from EBSCO Health Receive Certification from Washington State Health Care Authority
~ Tools Assist in the Decision-Making Process with Amniocentesis and Down Syndrome Screening Tests ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 20, 2019 — EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resources including Option Grid™ decision aids, has announced the certification of two decision aids by the Washington State Health Care Authority, Amniocentesis Test for Chromosome Problems: Yes or No? and Down Syndrome Screening Test: Yes or No? Currently, Washington is the only state requiring certification for shared decision making content.

Patient decision aids help achieve successful shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options, arriving 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. Content is created using a rigorous editorial process that incorporates the most recent evidence, clinical expertise by editors that have no competing interests, and thorough literature searching, appraisal and synthesis.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones recognizes the impact of Washington State’s certification program. “Patient decision aids are proven to reduce health care costs, address patient concerns and help encourage positive interactions between patients and clinicians. We’re happy to work with the Washington State Health Care Authority to help enhance the shared decision-making experience within their communities.”

Dr. Glyn Elwyn, BA MD MSc PhD, professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Option Grid co-founder and editor-in-chief says these new decision aids will support the growing needs of the healthcare community. “Amniocentesis and Down Syndrome screening tests have been identified as areas of importance in Washington State. We are hopeful that these aids will help eliminate unnecessary variation of care and ensure that patients understand the options and evidence for risks and harms.”

For more information on Option Grid decision aids, visit: https://health.ebsco.com/products/option-grid. To find out more about the Washington State Health Care Authority’s program on shared decision making, visit: http://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/healthier-washington/shared-decision-making.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
(978) 356-6500 ext. 3485
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCO HealthClinical ResourceOption GridTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Special LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Foreign Affairs magazine launches digital archive with Exact Editions

LISWire - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:42

London, 18th March 2019

Foreign Affairs, the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs, has partnered with Exact Editions to bring its premium content to a larger academic audience.

Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the destination for influential leaders across business, academia and government to share new thinking on global issues. Each bi-monthly issue features insightful commentary on economics, political ideologies, the international order and more, penned by experts in their respective fields. For academics in Economics, International Relations, Political Science and History, Foreign Affairs offers a superb resource for research and course material.

The print version of the magazine is currently stocked by thousands of libraries around the world, Foreign Affairs will leverage Exact Edition’s user-friendly digital experience to allow unlimited users to access content at the same time, expanding its utility to students, teachers and researchers. With all the text covered by full-search capabilities and the ability to access the title on any device, Foreign Affairs content is ready for the academic audience.

The modern archive of Foreign Affairs is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/foreign-affairs

Circulation Operations Director Jonathan Chung commented: “The Exact Editions digital archive serves as a valuable academic resource for those studying economics, politics and international affairs in institutions worldwide. These recent issues allow users to chart significant world events and delve into a wealth of viewpoints from leading experts.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with Foreign Affairs to provide the cross-platform format and extensive search facilities of the Exact Editions platform, so that articles can be effortlessly pinpointed and referenced, ideal for study or research.”

About Foreign Affairs:
Foreign Affairs is a bi-monthly magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organisation dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas. The magazine is published 6 times a year.

About Exact Editions:
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. They are a team of producers, developers and designers who turn 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.

Tags: Accessible Archivesdigital archiveMagazinelibrary resourcesforeign affairspoliticsOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

The Tablet releases its 8750+ issue archive with Exact Editions

LISWire - Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:07

180 years of Catholic history have been digitally preserved by the brand new archive of The Tablet, a weekly journal that dates back to 1840. Developed in partnership with digital publishing experts Exact Editions, the archive serves as an important ever-expanding historical record that transcends its affiliation with the Catholic Church in terms of academic value.

As the second-oldest surviving weekly publication in Britain, the title has continually offered in-depth coverage across a plethora of topics including religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts. Readers of The Tablet will be able to trace the narrative of the last two centuries with reports on world events such as the Irish Famine of 1847, the beginning of World War II in 1945 and the attempted assassination of the Pope in 1981.

Available on Web, iOS and Android devices, this new feat of cultural preservation allows a seamless cross-platform browsing experience for institutions around the world. The advanced search function enables subscribers to search, share and cite every news piece, article and review from the publication. This intuitive interface rejuvenates old material, offering a window to discover the past and reflect upon the similarities and differences it bears to the current age.

The complete archive of The Tablet is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-tablet

CEO Amanda Davison-Young commented: “There is an incredible amount of the Catholic Church’s history preserved within the digital pages of the archive; the invaluable content of 8,750 issues will be indispensable as a historical resource for institutions around the world.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The state-of-the-art platform allows users to easily navigate the archive, whether it’s the latest content or the very first issue from 16 May 1840. The comprehensive search functionalities also allow subscribers to locate specific articles and events of historical significance with ease.”

About The Tablet:
The Tablet is a Catholic weekly journal that has been published continually since 1840, making it the second-oldest surviving weekly journal in Britain. It reports on religion current affairs, politics, social issues, literature and the arts with a special emphasis on Roman Catholicism while remaining ecumenical. It is committed to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.

Prestigious contributors to its pages have included Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, Pope Benedict XVI, Fr Hans Küng, Tony Blair and David Willcocks.

About Exact Editions:
Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. They are a team of producers, developers and designers who turn 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.

Tags: digital archiveeresourcesDigital MagazinesCatholic periodicalOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Librarians

OCLC publishes list of top 100 novels

LISWire - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:58

DUBLIN, Ohio, 5 March 2019—OCLC, a leading library technology and research organization, has published The Library 100: Top Novels of All Time, a list of the novels most widely available in libraries today. The list is based on data in WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive database of information about library collections.

Produced and maintained by OCLC and individual member libraries and library organizations, WorldCat reflects the collections of more than 18,000 libraries worldwide. It includes information about more than 2.7 billion copies of more than 447 million titles. This aggregate worldwide library collection is likely the best view of the global scholarly and published record.

“Libraries provide a unique opportunity to track long-term trends in published literature,” said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. “WorldCat is a unique resource that can tell us more about publishing patterns and, by extension, cultural patterns.”

According to WorldCat, “Don Quixote,” by Miguel de Cervantes, is the most widely held novel in libraries worldwide. “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” by Lewis Carroll is second, followed by “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” both by Mark Twain. “Treasure Island,” by Robert Louis Stevenson, takes the fifth spot.

“Of course, the list of top novels emphasizes classics,” Prichard continued, “and so reflects dominant cultural views over the years about the canon and its formation. Librarians are aware of this and are more mindful than ever of the need to think critically about their collections. Librarians are actively seeking out and preserving overlooked, minority and marginalized perspectives.” (Read Prichard’s blog post at https://oc.lc/top-novel-blog.)

“These classic novels are published in multiple versions, translated, retold for younger readers and widely distributed in core collections,” noted Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Vice President of Membership and Research. “We cluster these algorithmically, sometimes pulling together hundreds of different versions and editions.”

“The top novels list is an example of what is possible when we study aggregate library data,” Dempsey added. “We have also done other work, notably looking at the characteristics of the national published record in several individual countries. This aggregate collection can help us track both presences and absences across the library system, and help libraries take a more critical look at collections. At OCLC, we will be examining aspects of these topics in more depth.”

The full list, and more information about The Library 100 can be found at www.oclc.org/en/worldcat/library100.html.

Tags: librariesWorldCatliteraturenovelsTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: OCLC

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