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Spanish-Language Revista Banipal Available to World Literature Readers Through New Digital Subscription

LISWire - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 08:13

Banipal, the internationally renowned magazine of contemporary Arab literature in English translation, has partnered with digital publishing specialists Exact Editions to launch a digital edition of its Spanish-language counterpart, Revista Banipal de literatura árabe moderna.

Revista Banipal offers subscribers the opportunity to read and engage with a wealth of contemporary poetry and prose from the Arab world, all in Spanish translation, as well as interviews with established and emerging authors, publishers and translators, book reviews and photo-reports of literary events.

Individual readers and institutions such as universities, government departments, colleges and libraries can instantly access three archived issues, as well as newly released issues, across web, iOS and Android devices. The Exact Editions platform’s comprehensive search function allows users to get the most out of this unique resource; subscribers can search for a term, particular author or translator across a specific issue or the whole archive, as well as bookmark relevant pages.

Revista Banipal is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/revista-banipal

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/revista-banipal

Publisher Margaret Obank commented: “Launching a digital edition of Revista Banipal is the best way, particularly in these continuing Covid-19 times, to reach the millions of Spanish speakers throughout the world. Though we only established the print edition in March last year, it has received exceptional acclaim and enthusiastic interest.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “We are thrilled to work with Revista Banipal to make such a rich resource available to individuals and institutions worldwide. The magazine looks fantastic online as well as on the app, and will certainly be an invaluable resource to lovers of world literature.”

About Revista Banipal:

Established in 2020 by Banipal magazine for modern Arab literature, Revista Banipal showcases works by contemporary authors from all over the Arab world and its diaspora in Spanish translation. Published three times a year, the title encourages, throughout the Spanish-speaking world and beyond, readership of Arab writers and poets for both the particularity and the universality of their voices.

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology which allows publishers to provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Spanish-Language Revista Banipal Available to World Literature Readers Through New Digital Subscription

LISWire - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 08:13

Banipal, the internationally renowned magazine of contemporary Arab literature in English translation, has partnered with digital publishing specialists Exact Editions to launch a digital edition of its Spanish-language counterpart, Revista Banipal de literatura árabe moderna.

Revista Banipal offers subscribers the opportunity to read and engage with a wealth of contemporary poetry and prose from the Arab world, all in Spanish translation, as well as interviews with established and emerging authors, publishers and translators, book reviews and photo-reports of literary events.

Individual readers and institutions such as universities, government departments, colleges and libraries can instantly access three archived issues, as well as newly released issues, across web, iOS and Android devices. The Exact Editions platform’s comprehensive search function allows users to get the most out of this unique resource; subscribers can search for a term, particular author or translator across a specific issue or the whole archive, as well as bookmark relevant pages.

Revista Banipal is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/revista-banipal

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/revista-banipal

Publisher Margaret Obank commented: “Launching a digital edition of Revista Banipal is the best way, particularly in these continuing Covid-19 times, to reach the millions of Spanish speakers throughout the world. Though we only established the print edition in March last year, it has received exceptional acclaim and enthusiastic interest.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “We are thrilled to work with Revista Banipal to make such a rich resource available to individuals and institutions worldwide. The magazine looks fantastic online as well as on the app, and will certainly be an invaluable resource to lovers of world literature.”

About Revista Banipal:

Established in 2020 by Banipal magazine for modern Arab literature, Revista Banipal showcases works by contemporary authors from all over the Arab world and its diaspora in Spanish translation. Published three times a year, the title encourages, throughout the Spanish-speaking world and beyond, readership of Arab writers and poets for both the particularity and the universality of their voices.

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Room’ technology which allows publishers to provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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EBSCO Information Services Continues to Ensure Data Security and Customer Data Protections for End Users

LISWire - Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:17

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Ensure Data Security and Customer Data Protections for End Users
~ ISO 27001 Compliance and Certification Spreads Across EBSCO Product Suite ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — March 11, 2021 — In keeping with the company’s ongoing focus on information security and customer data protections, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces ISO (International Standards Organization) 27001 compliancy and certification is now associated with the majority of EBSCO proprietary products and services. ISO 27001 is a standard that represents best practices for information security controls. Continued efforts in this area demonstrates EBSCO’s commitment in ensuring the security and privacy of customer and end-user data.

While privacy regulations and vendor obligations differ fundamentally from security needs and goals, EBSCO takes a holistic approach to safeguarding security and customer data protections. By continuing to examine security risks, evaluate processes and implement security controls, the company ensures information security on an ongoing basis. These efforts ensure customers can enjoy peace of mind and have complete trust when leveraging EBSCO’s products and services for a better research experience.

ISO 27001 certification is attained through a rigorous audit and assessment by an independent third party of company processes and the security of its products and services. EBSCO products and services that are now included in the ISO 27001 certificate are as follows:

Configuration and Authentication Services (EBSCOadmin™)
Library Website Creation Services (Stacks)
Library Management Systems (FOLIO)
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO
Discovery and Research Database Services (EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCOhost®, EBSCOhost® Mobile, EBSCO Discovery Service™ API)
Journals & e-Package Services (Global Knowledgebase, EBSCO Knowledgebase)
Holdings Linking Services (Holdings Manager, Full Text Finder, Publication Finder, HoldingsIQ, LinkIQ)
Electronic Resources Management (Flipster®, EBSCO eBooks™, EBSCO Audiobooks, EBSCOhost® Collection Manager)
eLearning Resources (EBSCO LearningExpress ®)
Health Knowledge Products (CINAHL®, DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™)
Clinical Decision Support Services (DynaMed® Shared Decisions)
EBSCO Information Services’ Vice President of Information Security, Privacy and Governance, Scott Macdonald says that when it comes to ISO 27001, it is a misconception that a company is either compliant, or it is not. “It’s really more specific than whether a company has met the criteria for compliance or is noncompliant. ISO compliance lays out a specific set of approaches and requirements to examine risks and implement security controls for each product. The EBSCO ISO 27001 certification covers services, as well as specific EBSCO products to which certification applies.”

Ongoing compliance efforts build on EBSCO’s existing investments in privacy, security and operational processes and its focus on implementing policies and standards in different areas overall. These efforts include GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). EBSCO has also partnered with Guidelines International Network (GIN) and supports Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA).

For more information on EBSCO’s ongoing efforts on information security and customer data protections, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/ebsco-commitment.

EBSCO’s ISO 27001 certification can be found here: https://www.ebsco.com/sites/g/files/nabnos191/files/acquiadam-assets/EBS....

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: securityprivacyISO 27001 Compliancedata protectiondata securityEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCOEIS

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Ensure Data Security and Customer Data Protections for End Users

LISWire - Thu, 03/11/2021 - 11:17

EBSCO Information Services Continues to Ensure Data Security and Customer Data Protections for End Users
~ ISO 27001 Compliance and Certification Spreads Across EBSCO Product Suite ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — March 11, 2021 — In keeping with the company’s ongoing focus on information security and customer data protections, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces ISO (International Standards Organization) 27001 compliancy and certification is now associated with the majority of EBSCO proprietary products and services. ISO 27001 is a standard that represents best practices for information security controls. Continued efforts in this area demonstrates EBSCO’s commitment in ensuring the security and privacy of customer and end-user data.

While privacy regulations and vendor obligations differ fundamentally from security needs and goals, EBSCO takes a holistic approach to safeguarding security and customer data protections. By continuing to examine security risks, evaluate processes and implement security controls, the company ensures information security on an ongoing basis. These efforts ensure customers can enjoy peace of mind and have complete trust when leveraging EBSCO’s products and services for a better research experience.

ISO 27001 certification is attained through a rigorous audit and assessment by an independent third party of company processes and the security of its products and services. EBSCO products and services that are now included in the ISO 27001 certificate are as follows:

Configuration and Authentication Services (EBSCOadmin™)
Library Website Creation Services (Stacks)
Library Management Systems (FOLIO)
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO
Discovery and Research Database Services (EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCOhost®, EBSCOhost® Mobile, EBSCO Discovery Service™ API)
Journals & e-Package Services (Global Knowledgebase, EBSCO Knowledgebase)
Holdings Linking Services (Holdings Manager, Full Text Finder, Publication Finder, HoldingsIQ, LinkIQ)
Electronic Resources Management (Flipster®, EBSCO eBooks™, EBSCO Audiobooks, EBSCOhost® Collection Manager)
eLearning Resources (EBSCO LearningExpress ®)
Health Knowledge Products (CINAHL®, DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™)
Clinical Decision Support Services (DynaMed® Shared Decisions)
EBSCO Information Services’ Vice President of Information Security, Privacy and Governance, Scott Macdonald says that when it comes to ISO 27001, it is a misconception that a company is either compliant, or it is not. “It’s really more specific than whether a company has met the criteria for compliance or is noncompliant. ISO compliance lays out a specific set of approaches and requirements to examine risks and implement security controls for each product. The EBSCO ISO 27001 certification covers services, as well as specific EBSCO products to which certification applies.”

Ongoing compliance efforts build on EBSCO’s existing investments in privacy, security and operational processes and its focus on implementing policies and standards in different areas overall. These efforts include GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). EBSCO has also partnered with Guidelines International Network (GIN) and supports Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA).

For more information on EBSCO’s ongoing efforts on information security and customer data protections, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/ebsco-commitment.

EBSCO’s ISO 27001 certification can be found here: https://www.ebsco.com/sites/g/files/nabnos191/files/acquiadam-assets/EBS....

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

###

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

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: securityprivacyISO 27001 Compliancedata protectiondata securityEBSCO Information ServicesEBSCOEIS

Haines Borough Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 15:15

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 34,000 plus records from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.haineslibrary.org/.

Director Carolyn Goolsby recently commented on the migration, "This was the smoothest migration I’ve ever seen, and by far the best ILS training I’ve ever received. We all agree - everything from the sales and contract process to the go-live and beyond has been exceptional. When Haines suffered a natural disaster mere weeks before our go-live date, our migration team were kind, accommodating, and happy to help with whatever we needed to move forward. The ByWater team really came through for us, and also gave us room to do our own thing and “make it ours”. Koha is a far superior product to our previous proprietary ILS; intuitive to use, easy to do maintenance, and completely customizable. 15 minutes of training had our volunteers taking over the Circulation Desk, sharing staff’s excitement over our new, easier system. Koha has obviously been developed by people who work in libraries and who understand the quirks of our daily operations. And with the ByWater team behind us, we could have made this migration without in-house IT, had we wished.

Since go-live, the Support Team have been attentive, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Every request, whether data mapping changes or cosmetic changes to the OPAC, is handled quickly and well. ByWater is a model to follow when it comes to providing support services for Open Source software. We can’t say enough good about our experience."

About Haines Borough Public Library
The Haines Borough Public Library is the only public library in the Haines Borough area of Alaska. In 2005, Library Journal was named "Best Small Library in America". The mission of the Haines Library is to be responsive to community needs by assembling, preserving, and providing access to materials and information. The Library offers an environment conducive to providing programs and sharing information.
Read more at https://haineslibrary.org/home

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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourceilskohaalaskaByWater SoluitonsTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Haines Borough Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 15:15

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Haines Borough Public Library in Haines, Alaska is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 34,000 plus records from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.haineslibrary.org/.

Director Carolyn Goolsby recently commented on the migration, "This was the smoothest migration I’ve ever seen, and by far the best ILS training I’ve ever received. We all agree - everything from the sales and contract process to the go-live and beyond has been exceptional. When Haines suffered a natural disaster mere weeks before our go-live date, our migration team were kind, accommodating, and happy to help with whatever we needed to move forward. The ByWater team really came through for us, and also gave us room to do our own thing and “make it ours”. Koha is a far superior product to our previous proprietary ILS; intuitive to use, easy to do maintenance, and completely customizable. 15 minutes of training had our volunteers taking over the Circulation Desk, sharing staff’s excitement over our new, easier system. Koha has obviously been developed by people who work in libraries and who understand the quirks of our daily operations. And with the ByWater team behind us, we could have made this migration without in-house IT, had we wished.

Since go-live, the Support Team have been attentive, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. Every request, whether data mapping changes or cosmetic changes to the OPAC, is handled quickly and well. ByWater is a model to follow when it comes to providing support services for Open Source software. We can’t say enough good about our experience."

About Haines Borough Public Library
The Haines Borough Public Library is the only public library in the Haines Borough area of Alaska. In 2005, Library Journal was named "Best Small Library in America". The mission of the Haines Library is to be responsive to community needs by assembling, preserving, and providing access to materials and information. The Library offers an environment conducive to providing programs and sharing information.
Read more at https://haineslibrary.org/home

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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourceilskohaalaskaByWater SoluitonsTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Rye Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 03/09/2021 - 12:18

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Rye Public Library in Rye, New Hampshire is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 47,000 plus records from TLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://ryepubliclibrary.bywatersolutions.com/.

Enica Davis, Data Migrations Lead at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration, "The staff at Rye's excitement about moving to Koha was very apparent throughout all of our meetings, and I'm excited for them, too! We are confident that Koha will be a great improvement for them!"

About Rye Public Library
The vision of the Rye Public Library is to be the cultural heart of Rye by facilitating the free flow of ideas and information for all members of the community. The mission of the Rye Public Library is that Rye Public Library will be a friendly and inviting place providing unrestricted access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain. Rye Public Library will promote the value of reading and encourage the quest for knowledge and experience to enrich lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity. The Library will be a mine of good and a fountain of help in the guiding spirit of its original benefactor, Mary Tuck Rand.
Read more at https://ryepubliclibrary.org/

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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohaNew Hampshireilsopen sourceossByWaterTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Rye Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 03/09/2021 - 12:18

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Rye Public Library in Rye, New Hampshire is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 47,000 plus records from TLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://ryepubliclibrary.bywatersolutions.com/.

Enica Davis, Data Migrations Lead at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration, "The staff at Rye's excitement about moving to Koha was very apparent throughout all of our meetings, and I'm excited for them, too! We are confident that Koha will be a great improvement for them!"

About Rye Public Library
The vision of the Rye Public Library is to be the cultural heart of Rye by facilitating the free flow of ideas and information for all members of the community. The mission of the Rye Public Library is that Rye Public Library will be a friendly and inviting place providing unrestricted access to an array of materials, programs, and technologies that inform, educate, and entertain. Rye Public Library will promote the value of reading and encourage the quest for knowledge and experience to enrich lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity. The Library will be a mine of good and a fountain of help in the guiding spirit of its original benefactor, Mary Tuck Rand.
Read more at https://ryepubliclibrary.org/

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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohaNew Hampshireilsopen sourceossByWaterTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 12:17

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in Cedar Hill, Texas is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 73,000 plus records from Polaris and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://zulabwylie.bywatersolutions.com/.

Winfred Thompkins, Electronic Resources Coordinator-LSR Supervisor, recently commented on the migration, "We are very excited to offer this new library service to our community! Our focus is making digital access to resources simple, safe, and secure for our patrons."

The experience as a whole has been great! Bywater has been very helpful in assisting with our transition from our previous ILS system. It has been great to partner with the ByWater Solutions team!"

About Zula B. Wylie Public Library
The goal of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the third place in the community, after home or work, and a virtual resource anywhere you go. All are invited to read, learn, and have fun with us here at the library! The mission of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library is to be the community place that acts as the Door to Discovery connecting our culturally rich and diverse community to resources and services that promote lifelong learning, personal growth and development, and awareness of the arts.
Read more at https://www.cedarhilltx.com/2053/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 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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohakoha ILSopen sourcetexasTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Thorndike Press Partners with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to Sponsor ‘Level Up’ National K-12 Summer 2021 Reading Challenge

LISWire - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 18:36

Schools Invited to Join the Challenge This Coming June 2021; Winnings Include Cash Prizes, Large Print Book Collections and Virtual Author Visit

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. & WASHINGTON D.C. – March 4, 2021 – Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, has teamed up with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to bring schools a national K-12 summer reading challenge, ‘Level Up.’ The challenge was designed to lessen the impact of summer slide and keep students engaged and reading all summer long. Schools can win cash prizes, book collections or a virtual visit from Newbery award-winning author, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The challenge is free, but schools must register to participate. It will run June 1, 2021 through July 15, 2021.

“We recognize the impact of COVID and remote learning on student literacy and want to give educators a turnkey way to support young readers,” said Felix Lloyd, Zoobean Co-Founder. “The Level Up reading challenge is a great way to keep students motivated, engaged and reading throughout the summer and we are excited to partner with Thorndike and Mark Cuban who share our vision and commitment to helping students achieve their reading goals.”

Students can choose to read books from any genre or format to participate. Large print books will be among the formats featured in the challenge, which studies show improve reading speed, boost reading comprehension and work especially well with readers who are below their grade level.

In order for books read to count toward the challenge, readers must track their reading progress using the Beanstack app. Students can access the app via web or mobile to log their reading, earn virtual badges, track stats, engage with friends and discover their next favorite book. Additionally, parents can download the app and link directly to their child’s school.

“Schools and parents are always searching for ways to better engage with students during the summer,” said Mark Cuban, billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality. “The Level Up reading challenge is a great way to keep students reading, even when they're not in the classroom.”

Winning schools will be determined by the most amount of time their students spent reading. Cash prizes are being provided by Mark Cuban with Thorndike Press awarding prize packs of large print book collections to winning schools as well as a virtual visit from Newbery award-winning author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Prizes include:

• Grand Prize: $5,000 and $1,000 of large print books and a virtual author chat with the school.
• Second Place: $2,500 and $500 of large print books.
• Four (4) Runner Ups: $2,500 and $250 of large print books.

“During the summer, many students lose up to two months of learning, and with the disruption COVID has caused, reading programs are even more critical,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Public libraries have seen great success in retaining and building literacy skills through summer reading programs. The Level Up challenge gives schools an amazing opportunity to support student literacy this summer and we are thrilled to partner with Beanstack and Mark Cuban to make it happen.”

Gale and Beanstack will host a live webinar on the Level Up Summer 2021 Reading Challenge on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 3pm ET/12pm PT. To register, visit the webinar registration page: https://bit.ly/30d4RDt.

For more information about the 2021 Level Up Summer Reading Challenge, visit the challenge webpage: http://bit.ly/3sJX7VM.

About Zoobean
Zoobean, Inc. is the creator of apps and retail products that help people achieve reading goals by tracking reading and participating in reading challenges. The company’s flagship product, Beanstack, helps public libraries and school districts create, manage and measure reading challenges. A sister product, Beanbright, offers school buildings a free, streamlined, out-of-the-box version of the reading challenge service. Most recently, the company has introduced Badge Books, which are sticker books that work hand in hand with the free Beanstack mobile app. Zoobean’s investors include Kapor Capital, Mark Cuban, RevUp Capital, the AT&T Aspire Accelerator, and Amazon’s Alexa Fund. Its founders were previously Washington D.C.’s teacher of the year and Google’s first head of K-12 education outreach.

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 catalog of more than 600 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, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching 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 Blog - http://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/
• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/gale/

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Equinox migrates Clinton County Libraries to Evergreen with the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

LISWire - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:30

Duluth, Ga., March 4, 2021: Equinox is pleased to welcome Clinton County Libraries to Evergreen with their successful migrations to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

The migration included a total of 70,682 bibliographic records and will support 8,557 patrons. Services provided to the Clinton County Libraries by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Hosting and support was included with their addition to the PaILS/SPARK consortium as well as virtual training by Equinox.

“We're looking forward to growing with this new system,” said Tammy Garrison, Executive Director of Clinton County Libraries. “All of the new features will not only let us help patrons, but will allow the patrons to take an active part in material and account management."

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

“The successful migration of the Clinton County Libraries to PaILS/SPARK with Evergreen was conducted during the fall and winter months of 2020 and early 2021 while the libraries operated under shifting pandemic and weather restrictions,” said Jennifer Weston, Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “Patrons are now able to access their library accounts remotely and they will be able to place holds online with the added benefit of being notified via text or email when materials are ready for pickup thanks to Evergreen’s curbside feature. It has been a real privilege and delight to work with the Clinton County Libraries to provide new opportunities for their library community.”

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

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

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Cabrini University Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 12:29

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Cabrini University Library in Radnor, PA is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 48,000 plus bibs from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://cabrini.bywatersolutions.com/

Jessica Zairo, Director of Library Sales and Outreach at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration, "We have loved working so closely with Cabrini University on this migration. We are excited to welcome them as not only a Koha partner but also get them started with Coral!"

About the Cabrini University Library
Cabrini's Holy Spirit Library was completed in 1965 and has undergone several recent modernizations and updates. The library houses more than 240,000 physical items, including books, periodicals, and multimedia that support Cabrini’s academic programs. Students have access to more than forty desktop computers and thirty laptops with internet access, word processing, and other software applications.
Read more at https://www.cabrini.edu/about/visit/campus-map/holy-spirit-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 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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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Brill acquires Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage in Germany and Austria

LISWire - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:13

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 1 March 2021

Brill, a leading international academic publisher in the humanities, social sciences and international law, announces today that it has reached agreement with the shareholders of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage (“V&R”) to acquire all business assets of V&R. This renowned German publishing house, founded in 1735 and headquartered in Göttingen, has a superb and long-standing international reputation in the Humanities, especially in the fields of Theology and History. Since 2017 Böhlau Verlag, another high-quality humanities publisher, based in Cologne and Vienna, is also part of the V&R group. Total revenue of the V&R group amounted to c. 10 million euro in 2020.

The German-language countries constitute one of the most important and stable Humanities publishing markets in the world. By adding V&R to its portfolio, Brill will become one of the leading Humanities publishers in Germany with over 850 new book titles per year and a journal portfolio of ca. 70 journals published out of Germany and Austria. This includes both English and German language content.

The German operations of V&R will be combined with Brill’s existing publishing activities in Germany. In 2021, Brill will generate an annualized revenue in Germany and Austria of around 16 million euro. Authors will benefit from our combined marketing and sales efforts that will increase the impact of their research, customers will benefit from our increased sales capacity both internationally and in the German language market that will enhance the customer service level we can give them, and staff will benefit from shared facilities and tools available to them.

“Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht is Brill’s twin in Germany: a very long family tradition, excellent reputation among authors and scholars and leading in the Humanities, mainly in the same fields as Brill” says Brill’s CEO Peter Coebergh. “With the acquisition Brill reaches its strategic objective, set with the acquisition of Schöningh & Fink in 2016, to create a second home market in Germany and generate a revenue in Germany of more than 10 million euro within 5 years.”

"Through Brill's previous acquisitions in Germany, Brill will promote the importance of V&R by digitizing content, increasing sales in international library markets, and expanding the open access model. Optimizing workflows and increasing collaboration with authors and partner institutions will also strengthen its market presence," according to the former owners of V&R.

The acquisition of V&R is expected to positively contribute to Brill’s EBITDA and underlying Earnings Per Share (EPS) in 2021 and be accretive to EBITDA and EPS attributable to shareholders as of 2023, following completion of integration activities in 2022. The transaction will be effectuated through a purchase by Brill’s subsidiary Brill Deutschland GmbH and Brill’s new subsidiary Brill Österreich GmbH of all assets and liabilities pertinent to the business. The transaction will be financed with cash and an acquisition facility provided by Rabobank NL. The acquisition will be effective as of March 1, 2021 and results from V&R will be included in the consolidated figures of the Brill Group per that date.

Peter Coebergh, Chief Executive Officer
[email protected] - +31 (0)6 53 57 83 25

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 Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht has been publishing scientific literature in Göttingen (GER) since 1735, making it one of the oldest publishing houses in the world. Since 2017, the tradition-rich Böhlau Verlag, with offices in Vienna (AUS) and Cologne (GER) has complemented the portfolio. The product range of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage includes publications in the humanities and cultural sciences as well as practice-oriented publications in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy, for churches, schools and educational institutions. The imprint V&R unipress is a valued cooperation partner of renowned universities. Together with university advisory boards, the programs are designed by Bonn University Press, Vienna University Press, Mainz University Press and the Universitätsverlag Osnabrück. In addition to high-quality print publications, most of the titles are also published as eBooks (PDF) or ePub (for e-readers). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publishers invest in future-oriented technologies and increasingly expand their portfolio with open access publications. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage today publishes more than 850 new books and up to 70 journals each year.
For further information, please visit www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com.

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The Baffler Launches Digital Subscriptions for Individuals and Institutions

LISWire - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 06:21

The Baffler, the journal of art, criticism and political analysis that ‘blunts the cutting edge’, has launched digital subscriptions that are available for individuals and institutions through the Exact Editions platform. Subscribers can instantly access a rich and growing archive of back issues across web, iOS and Android devices.

Founded in 1988 by political analyst Thomas Frank, The Baffler is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems, and art. Published six times a year, the magazine is currently edited by Jonathon Sturgeon, headquartered in New York, and publishes both new and established voices including Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Evgeny Morozov, Rick Perlstein and Astra Taylor.

The Exact Editions platform, which prizes itself on creating aesthetically appealing and functional archives, gives a slick finish on the brand new resource. Not only is each and every contents page, URL and email address linked for enhanced navigation, a comprehensive search function means specific key terms can be located at the click of a button both in individual issues and across the complete back catalogue.

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

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-baffler

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-baffler

Publishing Coordinator Rosalie Ryan commented: “We’re delighted to have opened the door to the digital market and are particularly excited to work with Exact Editions in extending The Baffler’s reach into institutional libraries, so we can ensure the magazine’s content is read by as many eyes as possible.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The engaging content and compelling covers of The Baffler look brilliant in this new digital format. The archive, especially given its advanced search functionalities, will serve as a valuable resource to anyone interested in political criticism.”

About The Baffler:

The Baffler, founded in 1988 and owned by the non-profit Baffler Foundation, is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art. The magazine published six print issues annually alongside daily online content.

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 and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Gale and Bodleian Libraries at University of Oxford Announce the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships

LISWire - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 12:12

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 25, 2021 – The Bodleian Libraries and Gale, a Cengage Company, are delighted to announce the launch of the Gale Scholar Asia Pacific, Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships program. Funded by Gale, the fellowships will support three scholars for a three-month period of research into a digital humanities related topic at the University of Oxford, using the Centre for Digital Scholarship of the Bodleian Libraries. The goal of the program is to encourage emerging digital humanities scholarship in the Asia Pacific region and progress the contribution of non-Western and regional perspectives in the field of digital humanities research.

The Bodleian Libraries and Gale would like to congratulate the following candidates awarded the fellowships in 2021/2022 as well as highlight the projects they will be pursuing:

• Dr. Tuo Chen, research assistant professor, faculty of history, Nankai University, China

Project: Dr Chen’s project, The Communication Circuit of Chinese Christian Books (1807-1949), aims to extend his doctoral work on Chinese and Western Book culture and cultural exchange by examining Chinese Christian books.

• Dr. Hsuan-Ying Tu, assistant professor in early modern history, school of history and researcher of the Research Centre for Digital Humanities, Renmin University of China

Project: With her project, Clientage, Politics and the Elizabethan Regime: Digital Humanities and New Perspectives, Dr. Hsuan-Ying Tu will use the digital humanities to unravel the web of deliberately complex papers left by Elizabethan ‘spymaster’ Francis Walsingham and others and explore ways to visualize these webs of data and power relationships.

• Dr. Mark Byron, associate professor in modern and contemporary literature, department of English, University of Sydney

Project: Dr. Byron’s project, Digitizing Samuel Beckett’s novel Watt: The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project and Beyond, aims to widen historical understanding of the novel by placing it within the historical context of its composition during the Second World War. Dr. Byron’s ambition is to open complex manuscripts to a wider readership through building digital ‘clues’ and pathways so readers can explore contexts and the relationships of this work to contemporary issues of political radicalisms and migration.

“Welcoming our first cohort of Gale Fellows is tremendously exciting. They are a group of leading researchers and academics who will advance their respective fields through exploring new forms of scholarship using digital techniques and approaches,” said Richard Ovendon, Bodley's librarian in the University of Oxford. “The Bodleian Libraries are excited at the prospect of working with these three talented individuals as they pursue ambitious projects that will advance our understanding of the humanities, based on our rich holdings of primary sources in both physical and digital form.”
Along with access to the special collections of the Bodleian Libraries, the fellows will be able to access Gale Primary Sources and the Gale Digital Scholar Lab to assist them with their digital humanities initiatives.

“We are thrilled at sponsoring these fellowships and know these three scholars will enjoy a rich experience at the University of Oxford,” said Terry Robinson, senior vice president and managing director of Gale International. “Gale will continue to publish rich and varied primary document archives and are fully committed to the ongoing development of the Gale Digital Scholar Lab which, I’m sure the three scholars will make use of at Oxford. Our commitment to enabling digital scholarship is at the core of our values and I look forward to many years ahead of cooperating with the Bodleian Libraries and the University of Oxford.”

The fellows will start their new posts at the University of Oxford between October 2021 and May 2022. They will be expected to present their work at TORCH (The Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities) and can propose to develop a digital resource or other innovative output during their time at Oxford.

To learn more about the fellowship projects, visit the Digital Humanities Oxford Fellowships webpage: http://bit.ly/3sqgbIp.

About Cengage and Gale
Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching 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/intl.

Follow Gale on:
• Twitter - @GaleEMEA
• The Gale Review blog - https://review.gale.com/
• LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/gale/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

About the Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 27 libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 13 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera. Members of the public can explore the collections via the Bodleian’s online image portal at digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by visiting the exhibition galleries in the Bodleian’s Weston Library. For more information, visit: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions Offer FOLIO Implementation Services for Libraries in the Philippines

LISWire - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:03

EBSCO Information Services and OnStrike Library Solutions Offer FOLIO Implementation Services for Libraries in the Philippines
~ Partnership Offers Libraries More Options when Considering Adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — February 25, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and OnStrike Library Solutions (OnStrike), the first EBSCO FOLIO partner in the Asia-Pacific reigon, have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO FOLIO and OnStrike will work together to provide reliable local hosting and support services.

OnStrike has a seven-year history of providing over 50 libraries in the Philippines with implementation, training and support for Koha. Their experience in open source customizations, troubleshooting and management will help them support automation and migration for libraries that want to adopt the FOLIO LSP. This partnership with EBSCO will leverage EBSCO’s hosting services and advanced software support, as well as implementation services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP through EBSCO FOLIO Services.

Jerwyn Fernandez, President and Founder of OnStrike, says that the company’s mission is to match Philippine libraries’ needs and requirements with expert IT specialists and professional librarians on staff. “FOLIO offers choice to libraries looking to customize their LSP as their needs grow and change. This partnership with EBSCO to provide hosting services with our local support allows us to continue meeting the requirements of institutions.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of FOLIO Partnerships, Mark Allcock, says the collaboration between EBSCO and OnStrike extends services available to libraries choosing FOLIO. “We are delighted to be able to extend our partnership offering to libraries in the Philippines. This partnership gives libraries the advantage of expert local support from OnStrike combined with EBSCO hosting. EBSCO FOLIO Services allows libraries to build the system that best suits their needs, working with the global community and local partners.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

About OnStrike
OnStrike Library Solutions (OSLS) was established as a means of providing a complete and extensive ILS (Integrated Library System) utilizing Koha features which includes all the modules that may be required by any library. As an ardent supporter of the academe, the company aims to provide educational establishments and the like with expert technical support from installation to implementation. With the team’s experience in Koha customization and troubleshooting, the management assures customers of a full-scale automation, migration and online support tailor fitted to each client’s unique demands and needs.

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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 Launches Dynamic Health™ CDS + Skills

LISWire - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:02

EBSCO Information Services Launches Dynamic Health™ CDS + Skills
~ Innovative Training Resource for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Expands to Incorporate Clinical Decision Support Tools ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — February 25, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the release of Dynamic Health™ CDS + Skills, a resource designed to help nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills, obtain fast, accurate answers to clinical questions and foster a culture of evidence-based practice. Dynamic Health CDS + Skills builds on EBSCO’s current resource, Dynamic Health™ Skills, adding clinical decision support content that is based on a strict, evidence-based methodology, leading to improved patient outcomes.

Dynamic Health CDS + Skills features include skills and competency checklists, continuing education, seamless integration into the electronic health record (EHR) and learning management system (LMS), policy implementation, and on-the-go access via a mobile app. Both products will be available to meet the unique needs of health care organizations.

EBSCO Information Services’ Chief Nursing Officer and Editor in Chief of Dynamic Health Diane Hanson says EBSCO recognizes the need for nurses to provide fast, actionable answers at the point of care. “Dynamic Health CDS + Skills content is crafted by a team of nurses and allied health professionals who review the evidence and write original content based on best practice to ensure the highest quality of patient care. The platform makes it easy to infuse evidence into nurses’ and allied health professionals’ daily workflow, reinforcing the connection between lifelong learning and point of care practices.”

EBSCO provides evidence-based clinical decision support solutions, shared decision-making resources, health care business intelligence and peer-reviewed medical research information to health care organizations. For more information on Dynamic Health CDS + Skills, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/health-care/products/dynamic-health.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of products are designed to improve patient care by providing healthcare professionals with the most current, evidence-based answers to clinical questions as they arise at the point of care. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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

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FOLIO Welcomes New Members and Introduces a New Governance Model as the Project Expands

LISWire - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:00

FOLIO Welcomes New Members and Introduces a New Governance Model as the Project Expands
~ Open Source Project Sets Course for Inclusion and Innovation as Platform Moves Beyond Initial Development ~
February 25, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — February 25, 2021 — The FOLIO project, which has created an open source library services platform (LSP), is expanding to add new member organizations and is introducing a new governance model. The changes are designed to open the project to a wider variety of member libraries and organizations with a new structure for both involvement and leadership.

More than 25 organizations are now FOLIO Member Organizations and are able to participate with new membership levels. These organizations and institutions represent a range of existing and new members joining together to move the project forward, whether they commit to paying dues or donating people’s time to do the work needed to sustain FOLIO.

The FOLIO member organizations have committed to support the new FOLIO Governance Model, which is designed to support open, transparent and respectful collaboration to create a more diverse community and provide more decentralized decision-making. Those taking part in the open source project will have a more structured way to influence the roadmap and engage in the project at the operational level.

Lehigh’s University Librarian Boaz Nadav Manes and Governance Task Force member says the changes are designed to create a sustainable community and an ecosystem that is open and provides opportunities for all participants. “We want to make sure that transparency and communications are intrinsically built into all aspects of the project along with an established structure to welcome and involve new members and celebrate the expertise that organizations and individuals bring to FOLIO.”

Members of the FOLIO project have been invited to suggest their nominations to be elected to the new Community Council. All members of the FOLIO community are taking part in the inaugural Community Council election, which runs through March 12th. Once elected, The Community Council will then be responsible for running elections for the Product Council and the Technical Council in May.

FOLIO Product Council Chair and Task Force member Kirstin Kemner-Heek says the new model offers more access to community decision-making and provides for the project’s sustainability. “In looking at the long-term goals of FOLIO, we recognize that we need to be as open and transparent as possible and welcome institutions and organizations of all sizes into the community and give them a voice in the project.”

Stanford University is one of the new member organizations. Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library at Stanford, says being able to make an immediate difference was part of the draw of the new structure. “We have watched as the FOLIO project came together as a community formed to create a new service for libraries. As FOLIO takes the next steps as a platform for innovation, the new membership structure provides a clear way for new libraries to participate and help the project grow.”

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

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Media Relations, FOLIO
978-223-0438
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTags: FOLIOFOLIO lspopen sourceopen accesslibrariesLibrary ChoiceTechnologies: Open Source

Elizabeth German Joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer

LISWire - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:12

Elizabeth German Joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer
February 24, 2021 | Open Library Foundation, Press Release

PHILADELPHIA — February 24, 2021 — The Open Library Foundation has named Elizabeth German to the role of Senior Program Officer. German is an associate professor and the service design librarian at Texas A&M University and will work with the Foundation’s Board to support Foundation operations and strategic initiatives.

The Open Library Foundation enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source software and communities for and by libraries. The Foundation also looks to increase awareness of open source initiatives and advocate for the benefits of open source in the library space.

Open Library Foundation Board President Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library Systems and Services at Stanford University, says German will work closely with the Board. “While the Foundation is looking to support more projects and communities, we are also looking for volunteers to take part in the Open Library Foundation. Beth will be providing both strategic and operational leadership as the Foundation builds programs, and a diverse group of volunteers who make up the Open Library Foundation.”

German says her taking this role at the Open Library Foundation is an outgrowth of her support for open source technology. “Open source software can be transformative for industries and communities, being a part of the Open Library Foundation and working towards fulfilling its mission is a great way to support expansion of open source resources.”

Cramer says the Open Library Foundation should be a vehicle for thought leaders looking to expand the use of open source technology. “The organizations and volunteers involved in the Open Library Foundation are a testament to the power open source has to galvanize people to solve problems, and for libraries to help build and shape their services in the 21st century.”
German says her experience building processes and systems at Texas A&M is a natural fit. “The Open Library Foundation has entered a new phase in its development. I’m excited to use my skills in project management, user experience, and association organization to expand the value the Foundation adds to the library open source community.”

In 2021, the Foundation will be focusing on strengthening a global network of library open source projects and communities that leverage and reinforce each other. This comes after two years of successful work to establish the Foundation’s operational basis, led by Ginny Boyer, OLF Managing Director from 2019-2020 and Scott Anderson, current OLF Treasurer.

About the Open Library Foundation

The Open Library Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries. The Foundation provides an environment in which the library community can organize, contribute to, and benefit from open source. Find out more about the Open Library Foundation at www.openlibraryfoundation.org.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy, Media Relations, Open Library Foundation
[email protected]
978 223-0438

Topics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTags: OLFOpen Library FoundationAccessibilityopen sourceTechnologies: Open Source

Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library Goes Live on Koha and Aspen Discovery with ByWater Support

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:33

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library in Arizona is now live on Koha and Aspen Discovery!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 472,000+ district-wide holdings from SirsiDynix Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. Each library branch has their own Aspen Discovery interface, that can be found here:

Flagstaff: www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org
Williams: www.williamspubliclibrary.org
Fredonia: www.fredoniapubliclibraryaz.org
Page: www.pagepubliclibrary.org
Tuba City: www.tubacitypubliclibrary.org (on the Navajo Nation)
Grand Canyon: www.grandcanyoncommunitylibrary.org (Fun fact! They have a library in the South Rim Village -- a few hundred feet from the rim)
Forest Lakes: www.forestlakescommunitylibrary.org

Library Director, Jared Tolman, commented on the implementation, "We were so thrilled to move over to ByWater. They gave us the tools we were looking for to move our library forward and provide a higher level of customer service. With the new features we have access to, we believe we can engage a new generation of library users."

About Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library
The mission of the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library is to inspire learning, enrich lives, and strengthen community. The public library system serves a combined population of approximately 116,000 adults and youth. The library collection includes: books, magazines and other periodicals, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, as well as many other materials, held at the Main Library, East Flagstaff Community (Branch) Library, County Bookmobile, and PALSmobile. There are 40,901 registered cardholders.
Find out more here: https://www.flagstaffpubliclibrary.org/about

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in 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 Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

About 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
Director of Library Sales & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: open sourcelibrary partnerkohaaspenarizonaossTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

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