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EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for the Academic Library Website Makeover Contest

LISWire - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:07

EBSCO Information Services and Stacks Inc. Accepting Entries for the Academic Library Website Makeover Contest
~ Winning Entry Receives Three-Year Library Website Makeover ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 22, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Stacks Inc. (Stacks) are now accepting applications for the Stacks Academic Library Website Makeover Contest. One winner will receive a free three-year library website makeover, including a consultation with Stacks to assess the library website needs, a three-year subscription to the Stacks platform and three years of customer support. Entries must be received by April 2, 2019.

Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries, will work with the winning applicant to create a website that offers a relevant and robust user experience tailored for their students’ and administrators’ needs. As part of their submission, entrants are asked to include information about the challenges that students and library administrators face with their current library website.

President and CEO of Stacks Inc., Kristin Delwo, says the award will help a qualified academic library create a powerful and effective website for its students. "Addressing the wide range of issues academic librarians face as they seek to deliver resources and services to researchers is a great way for us to showcase how Stacks can make a difference for librarians and their end users. I am most interested to see the variety of challenges librarians identify and match them up with solutions from Stacks."

EBSCO Vice President of SaaS Strategy Tamir Borensztajn says Stacks is a great way to pull together resources and address service needs. “As discovery services invite a less siloed approach to content and as libraries compete with the online searching expectations of their users, Stacks is able to provide a turnkey solution that drives usage and improves the user experience.”

Applicants can submit entries via the EBSCO website at: https://more.ebsco.com/website-win.html. To enter the contest, entrants must be an employee of an academic library in the United States or Canada and be at least 18 years old. The Stacks Academic Library Website Makeover Contest will run from January 22, 2019 through April 2, 2019.

About Stacks Inc.
The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Faculty Library is part of the Stacks story. Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., is a former Systems Administrator & Management Consultant for a large consortia serving over 150 public libraries. Inspired by the solutions she was able to create, Kristin partnered with her then vendor, Chad Smith to evolve the products they had built into what we now know as Stacks. The team's deep library technology expertise was recognized in 2014 when the TALOnline project was recognized with the ALA Award for Collaboration and the CLA Award for Innovation in Technology. These accomplishments attracted the last key members of an all-star team that is reinventing the library experience.

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

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

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Gale Debuts New Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

LISWire - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:15

The First Global Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource on LGBTQ History

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 22, 2019 – Gale, a Cengage company, has released the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History. This new encyclopedia is the first authoritative academic resource of its kind with an international focus on the history of the LGBTQ community. Now libraries can provide students and researchers with the most current and reliable global content on LGBTQ history, enabling greater understanding and open dialogue on the topic. Check out the blog post by Howard Chiang, Editor-in-Chief of the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History: http://bit.ly/2sDva50.

"Gale created the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History to address the lack of academic, international LGBTQ content available for libraries and researchers,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “While other reference titles exist on LGBTQ topics, this new encyclopedia is the first authoritative academic resource that truly provides a global perspective on LGBTQ history.”

The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History is a three-volume, set that delivers a worldwide view of the LGBTQ experience, covering prominent figures and events globally in areas such as activism, art, literature, film, health and sociology across nearly 70 countries. It’s written by academics who not only have subject matter expertise, but also regional expertise in the field of LGBTQ theory.

Read the chapter, “The Art of Queering Asian Mythology”: http://bit.ly/2MnmhFF.

The Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History offers:

• A global view of the history of LGBTQ, both the advancements and challenges.

• Up-to-date, hard-to-find content on LGBTQ history, all in one reference title.

• Extensive coverage of nearly 70 countries, with additional countries represented throughout the encyclopedia.

• More than 1,800 pages that complement university courses in a variety of disciplines, including history, literature, psychology, sociology, American studies and others.

• 383 entries written by academics from around the world, with nearly half of entries written by international contributors, representing 35 different countries.

• 316 full-color photos and illustrations, including a thematic outline and comprehensive index.

• Rich cross-referencing to help students and researchers make connections between entries.

View a video about the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History, here: http://bit.ly/2UaLtlM

The Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History is complementary to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Parts I & II and helps frame and support the historical content captured in the collections.

Gale will showcase the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle, January 25-28 at Gale booth #1817.

For more information or to request a trial, visit the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History webpage, here: http://bit.ly/2T8dRVo

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

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

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Brill becomes the new publisher of the classical philological journal AION

LISWire - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 09:40

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 22 January 2019

Università di Napoli “l'Orientale” has transferred its publishing activities for the classical philological journal AION-Sezione di Filologia e Letteratura Classica to Brill, the international scholarly publishing house.

AION: Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Sezione di Filologia e Letteratura Classica is a journal in the field of philology, literature, history of Greek and Latin texts and their transmission throughout the centuries, with an eye to the Ancient Eastern world, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The journal was founded in 1979 by the Dipartimento di Studi del Mondo Classico e del Mediterraneo Antico of the Università di Napoli “l'Orientale”.

Classical philology and literature have traditionally been one of the pillars of Brill’s publishing program in the Humanities, which makes AION a great addition to the Classical Studies program. The journal’s editor-in-chief, professor Amneris Roselli, is confident that the journal will reach the international audience it deserves by publishing with Brill: "We are very pleased that after a journey of 40 years, AION-Sezione di Filologia e Letteratura Classica has found a new harbour at Brill. The journal will continue to advance research on Greek and Latin literature, with special consideration of the Mediterranean context in which it developed. The Editorial Board remains dedicated to further develop the journal as a platform for extensive international collaboration and looks forward to this new phase of its journey with confidence."

The first issue of AION published with Brill is 40.1 (2018) and is available online on brill.com/aion, and in print. AION welcomes articles in English, French, German and Italian and aims at academic readers, libraries and cultural institutions interested in the ancient world.

For more information on this media alert, please contact Ms. Mirjam Elbers, Sr. Acquisitions Editor, at [email protected].
If you have questions about your current subscription, please contact Marc Jarmuszewski at [email protected].
For new subscriptions, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: [email protected]; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or [email protected]; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 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 www.brill.com.

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Choice Awards Brill Publication as “Outstanding Academic Title” in 2018

LISWire - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:18

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 January 2019

Brill is proud to announce that the Yearbook of International Organizations Online has made Choice magazine’s 2018 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, this awarded title is representative of Brill’s rich publishing program and accomplishments in digital publishing.

The selective Outstanding Academic Title list includes only 10% of some 6,000 works reviewed each year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Yearbook of International Organizations Online

The yearbook provides a comprehensive database of intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) worldwide. It covers over 75,000 international organizations and is updated on a regular basis by a dedicated editorial team at The Union of International Associations.

From Choice´s review of the yearbook:
“The Yearbook of International Organizations is the definitive directory of more than 75,000 governmental and non-governmental nonprofit organizations worldwide, including both active and dormant entities. […] The fact that the organizations themselves are the principal sources speaks to the credibility of the information in the profiles […] the annual subscription to the digital version is the obvious choice […] Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
- D. Ettinger, George Washington University, in Choice, vol. 55, no. 7 (March 2018).

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

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

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 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 www.brill.com.

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EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter

LISWire - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:54

EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter
~Scholarship Enables Librarians to Expand Professional Development Opportunities at National Conference ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 10, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

The scholarship winners include three first-time attendees from the United States:
• Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Miami University, Miami, Ohio

• Danielle Osterdorf, Electronic Resources Librarian, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado (first-time attendee)

• Jill Hofmockel, Teacher-Librarian, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa

• Vanesa Evers, Reading Specialist/Digital Projects Library Intern, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (first-time attendee)

• Vickie Coyle, School Media Specialist, All Saints Catholic School, Manassas, Virginia (first-time attendee)

As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay about how they plan to make a mark on their profession, while facing some of the current challenges libraries are undergoing. They were also asked to share how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. First-time conference attendee, Vickie Coyle of All Saints Catholic School, wrote about the importance of networking. “My goal in attending the Midwinter ALA Conference would be to network with exhibitors and colleagues to extend to NVCLA librarians innovative methods that would utilize digital tools to promote equitable access to resources. I strongly advocate that all students have access to high-quality learning materials with the most relevant content.” Applicant Jill Hofmockel from Iowa City West High School talked about her goals if she were to attend ALA Midwinter. “My hope is to return with a renewed plan and a toolkit for providing support and advocacy for all teacher-librarians in the state.”

EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a scholarship breakfast.

About ALA
The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 57,000 librarians, library trustees and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society: www.ala.org.

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

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ByWater Solutions Announces Print Management for Libki Kiosk Management System

LISWire - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:55

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha and Libki support, announced today that Libki now includes print management powered by Google Cloud Print (GCP).

Google Cloud Print allows print management to be set up and utilized without complicated infrastructure in a web based environment for easy configuration and maintenance. The current implementation of this feature allows patrons to submit a job to a designated printer to be manually released once the job is cleared by a staff member from the administrative interface of Libki.

This new feature was sponsored with contributions from the Roseville Public Library and ByWater Solutions.

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation, time and print management system. Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! It consists of two parts, the Libki server, and the Libki client. Read More at https://libki.org/

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit https:bywatersolutions.com.

Technologies: Open SourceTags: print managementlibki open sourcelibkiOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

ByWater Solutions Announces Koha Integration with Recorded Books

LISWire - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 15:58

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Search and Circulation Integration with RBdigital content will be available for libraries for Spring of 2019.

The new integration will allow users to check out, check-in, search for titles and place holds on their items directly through the Koha OPAC. This new enhancement will allow libraries to display RBdigital content, including audio books, e-books and magazines, without the need to upload MARC records into the catalog.

Once the user performs a search on the OPAC, if results are found in RBdigital, users can follow a link to another screen in the OPAC which displays current holdings and availability.

Tutorial
You can view a full tutorial on the Koha Integration with Recorded Books here.

Partnership
John Shea, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of RBmedia shared the following:

We are excited to announce that our RBdigital platform is now integrated with Koha. It will enable patrons to search and find titles directly in the Koha system, making it even easier for them to checkout the best digital content available.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, commented about the integration and working with Recorded Books:

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Recorded Books on this integration and are especially thankful for the financial contribution they made to get this development launched. This collaborative project has improved our mutual customer's experience by delivering a unified platform to search print and digital materials without having to leave the public catalog.

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/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https:bywatersolutions.com.

About Recorded Books
Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types—including audiobooks, video, magazines, eBooks, education, and entertainment—all in one powerful app. Read More at: https://www.recordedbooks.com/

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