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ByWater Solutions at 2021 Texas Library Association Annual Conference

LISWire - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:04

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Texas Library Association Annual Conference from April 22-24, 2021. The event will be held online.

Stop by our virtual booth and say hello! We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

We will have short presentations each day at our booth on different topics. Please be sure to stop by during the hours below!

April 22, 1:15 PM CT - 1:30 PM CT
How can ByWater help my library move to an Open-Source Solution?

April 23, 11:15 AM CT - 11:30 AM CT
Making sure my patrons get the most out of a Discovery System!

April 23, 1:15 PM CT - 1:30 PM CT
Top 5 myths of Open Source! Are you ready to be the Game Changer?

About Texas Library Association
TLA was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas. Our 6,000+ members are from all library types: academic, public, school and special.

Read more at https://txla.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 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 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 FOLIO
The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit https://www.folio.org.

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.

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! Visit https://libki.org.

About CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.org/.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: texasconferencelibrarylibrarianopen sourceDiscovery layerkohaTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions at 2021 Texas Library Association Annual Conference

LISWire - Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:04

ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that team members will be at the 2021 Virtual Texas Library Association Annual Conference from April 22-24, 2021. The event will be held online.

Stop by our virtual booth and say hello! We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

We will have short presentations each day at our booth on different topics. Please be sure to stop by during the hours below!

April 22, 1:15 PM CT - 1:30 PM CT
How can ByWater help my library move to an Open-Source Solution?

April 23, 11:15 AM CT - 11:30 AM CT
Making sure my patrons get the most out of a Discovery System!

April 23, 1:15 PM CT - 1:30 PM CT
Top 5 myths of Open Source! Are you ready to be the Game Changer?

About Texas Library Association
TLA was established in 1902 to promote, support, and improve library services in Texas. Our 6,000+ members are from all library types: academic, public, school and special.

Read more at https://txla.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 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 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 FOLIO
The FOLIO project aims to facilitate a sustainable, community-driven collaboration around the creation of a modern technology ecosystem that empowers libraries through open source applications to manage library resources and expand library value.

FOLIO is hosted by the Open Library Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization designed to ensure the availability, accessibility, and sustainability of open source and open access projects for and by libraries. For more information please visit https://www.folio.org.

About Libki
Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation & time management system and print management powered by Google Cloud Print. It also features single sign-on integration with the Koha ILS, which is also FOSS.

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! Visit https://libki.org.

About CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.org/.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Director of Library Sales and Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: texasconferencelibrarylibrarianopen sourceDiscovery layerkohaTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

University of Notre Dame is Live with CORAL

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:43

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN is now live on community CORAL.

CORAL was initially started by the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries and we were thrilled to help them migrate to the community version of CORAL. This was an incredible learning experience for staff at ByWater and we are grateful for the partnership!

Jessica Morales, Director of Collections Strategy and Acquisitions for Hesburgh Libraries, commented, "Working with ByWater Solutions has been an excellent experience. Heading into the project we knew the migration would be complex. ByWater's expertise, dedication, and good-natured disposition served us well throughout the whole process. We ended the project feeling like we gained great new colleagues, and look forward to the continued partnership."

About University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries
The Hesburgh Libraries is a diverse system featuring the flagship Hesburgh Library—which houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Medieval Institute Library, the University Archives and Rare Books & Special Collections—and four specialty libraries located on the Notre Dame campus. Home to over 150 library faculty and staff, the Libraries hold more than 3.5 million monographs and subscribe to more than 35,000 serials. The vast array of library expertise, services, resources and spaces help to advance teaching, learning and research at Notre Dame.
Learn more here: https://library.nd.edu/.

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 CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.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: coralopen sourceacademic libraryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

University of Notre Dame is Live with CORAL

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 17:43

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, IN is now live on community CORAL.

CORAL was initially started by the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries and we were thrilled to help them migrate to the community version of CORAL. This was an incredible learning experience for staff at ByWater and we are grateful for the partnership!

Jessica Morales, Director of Collections Strategy and Acquisitions for Hesburgh Libraries, commented, "Working with ByWater Solutions has been an excellent experience. Heading into the project we knew the migration would be complex. ByWater's expertise, dedication, and good-natured disposition served us well throughout the whole process. We ended the project feeling like we gained great new colleagues, and look forward to the continued partnership."

About University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries
The Hesburgh Libraries is a diverse system featuring the flagship Hesburgh Library—which houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Medieval Institute Library, the University Archives and Rare Books & Special Collections—and four specialty libraries located on the Notre Dame campus. Home to over 150 library faculty and staff, the Libraries hold more than 3.5 million monographs and subscribe to more than 35,000 serials. The vast array of library expertise, services, resources and spaces help to advance teaching, learning and research at Notre Dame.
Learn more here: https://library.nd.edu/.

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 CORAL
CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

CORAL is available as a free, open-source program that includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics, and Management. Read more at http://coral-erm.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: coralopen sourceacademic libraryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Submissions Now Open for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:27

Submissions Now Open for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards
~ Eight Winners to Receive $10,000 in Development Awards ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 24, 2021 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2021.

The awards are managed by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core), a new division of ALA formed in September 2020 that includes the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). All John Cotton Dana Award judges are associated with the Core division. The 2021 John Cotton Dana Award winners will be announced online in June 2021 by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2021 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.

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

Applications for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Award are to be submitted electronically and received by May 3, 2021. For more information, including entry documents, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana.

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

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the 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: John Cotton DanaJCDJohn Cotton Dana AwardsHW Wilsonlibrary public relations

Submissions Now Open for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:27

Submissions Now Open for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Awards
~ Eight Winners to Receive $10,000 in Development Awards ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 24, 2021 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2021.

The awards are managed by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures (Core), a new division of ALA formed in September 2020 that includes the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), and Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA). All John Cotton Dana Award judges are associated with the Core division. The 2021 John Cotton Dana Award winners will be announced online in June 2021 by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2021 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.

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

Applications for the 2021 John Cotton Dana Award are to be submitted electronically and received by May 3, 2021. For more information, including entry documents, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana.

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

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

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the 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: John Cotton DanaJCDJohn Cotton Dana AwardsHW Wilsonlibrary public relations

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Announces Availability of De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:20

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Announces Availability of De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections
~ Partnership Provides University Press Library eCollections through De Gruyter Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. – March 24, 2021 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now offers University Press Library eCollections from De Gruyter. The De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections contain the complete frontlist collections of 16 prestigious North American university presses including University of Chicago Press, Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press and more. The University Press Library eCollections are only available through De Gruyter and GOBI®.

Complete frontlist collections are selectable by press and by copyright year. The model offers perpetual access, DRM-free titles with unlimited access to the user. GOBI offers the widest range of e-book acquisition models, access options and platforms in one place, enabling libraries to choose the customized acquisition approach for their unique needs. With the addition of the De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections, GOBI Library Solutions customers will be able to acquire even more trusted content and benefit from GOBI’s integrated end-to-end workflow support, including duplication control across all formats and models, customized cataloging records and one-stop customer service.

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Vice President of Product Management for Books John Brennan says GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing choice for libraries by supporting more than 20 eSupplier platforms and providing a broad choice of acquisition models. “By partnering with De Gruyter and making their University Press Library eCollections available for order in GOBI, we are demonstrating the commitment we have to providing high-value resources to institutions and consortia, while maintaining a library’s preference for acquisition.”

Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships, De Gruyter, says, “We are excited to be making both De Gruyter and the University Press Library eCollections available on GOBI through this new partnership. GOBI’s collection management services enhance our UPL Collections, which include titles uniquely available in digital format. This partnership will amplify our visibility and stimulate growth for all stakeholders involved.”

GOBI Library Solutions customers can view these eCollections on the eCollections & EBA tab in GOBI. Currently, De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections are available through GOBI in the U.S. and Canada.

About De Gruyter
De Gruyter is an independent international academic publisher with a focus on scholars and their research. Since launching its Partner Program in 2012, De Gruyter has shared the mission and values of its university press partners by bringing ideas to the world stage through their academic scholarship, advancing scholarly knowledge and promoting human conversation.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 17 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

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:
Erica Gilson
Senior Communications Specialist
EBSCO Information Services
(603) 393-5830
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOGOBIGOBI Library SolutionsDe GruyterUniversity PressUniversity PressesUniversity Press eCollectionseCollectionscollection developmentLibrary WorkflowsAcademic Librarians

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Announces Availability of De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections

LISWire - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:20

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Announces Availability of De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections
~ Partnership Provides University Press Library eCollections through De Gruyter Platform ~

IPSWICH, Mass. – March 24, 2021 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now offers University Press Library eCollections from De Gruyter. The De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections contain the complete frontlist collections of 16 prestigious North American university presses including University of Chicago Press, Harvard University Press, Princeton University Press and more. The University Press Library eCollections are only available through De Gruyter and GOBI®.

Complete frontlist collections are selectable by press and by copyright year. The model offers perpetual access, DRM-free titles with unlimited access to the user. GOBI offers the widest range of e-book acquisition models, access options and platforms in one place, enabling libraries to choose the customized acquisition approach for their unique needs. With the addition of the De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections, GOBI Library Solutions customers will be able to acquire even more trusted content and benefit from GOBI’s integrated end-to-end workflow support, including duplication control across all formats and models, customized cataloging records and one-stop customer service.

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Vice President of Product Management for Books John Brennan says GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing choice for libraries by supporting more than 20 eSupplier platforms and providing a broad choice of acquisition models. “By partnering with De Gruyter and making their University Press Library eCollections available for order in GOBI, we are demonstrating the commitment we have to providing high-value resources to institutions and consortia, while maintaining a library’s preference for acquisition.”

Steve Fallon, Vice President, Americas and Strategic Partnerships, De Gruyter, says, “We are excited to be making both De Gruyter and the University Press Library eCollections available on GOBI through this new partnership. GOBI’s collection management services enhance our UPL Collections, which include titles uniquely available in digital format. This partnership will amplify our visibility and stimulate growth for all stakeholders involved.”

GOBI Library Solutions customers can view these eCollections on the eCollections & EBA tab in GOBI. Currently, De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections are available through GOBI in the U.S. and Canada.

About De Gruyter
De Gruyter is an independent international academic publisher with a focus on scholars and their research. Since launching its Partner Program in 2012, De Gruyter has shared the mission and values of its university press partners by bringing ideas to the world stage through their academic scholarship, advancing scholarly knowledge and promoting human conversation.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 17 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

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:
Erica Gilson
Senior Communications Specialist
EBSCO Information Services
(603) 393-5830
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOGOBIGOBI Library SolutionsDe GruyterUniversity PressUniversity PressesUniversity Press eCollectionseCollectionscollection developmentLibrary WorkflowsAcademic Librarians

Gale Debuts New Digital Archive Series on British Intelligence

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 18:57

Explores the History of British Intelligence with Access to Previously Classified Documents

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 23, 2021 – Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first module of its new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence series. Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together previously classified documents from The U.K. National Archives that offer new viewpoints on the machinery of British intelligence, decolonization and global policy and strategy, including important insight into international politics and diplomacy in the 20th century. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this never-before-digitized collection gives scholars and researchers access to thousands of top secret files that provide historical context on the history of British intelligence. Now researchers can make comparisons and connections, enabling greater understanding of the historical impact Britain’s intelligence agencies have had on the world today. Read Gale’s blog about this new archive: http://bit.ly/3lHXJcp.

“Looking back on the 20th century from an intelligence perspective can help us understand how the geopolitics of the 21st century developed, and how the world as we know it came to be,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “By bringing together material from across security and intelligence branches, Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire will help scholars and researchers delve into the role of intelligence in theory and in practice, while newly declassified pieces offer possibilities of new research and new readings of historical events.”

An Intelligence Empire provides insight into the interests and activities of the British Empire, its allies and enemies through highly secret documents, from the precursors to Room 40 in WWI and WWII networks of subterfuge and resistance, to the geopolitics of the Cold War and beyond.

This vast collection includes top-level memoranda, registered files, correspondence and policy documents from British government agencies and committees working within intelligence and security, including MI5, the Ministry of Defence and the Joint Intelligence Committee. The breadth and depth of the archive makes it a major source for 20th century teaching and learning.

An Intelligence Empire brings together files from five departments:

• The Security Service (MI5): KV 2, KV 3 & KV 4: contains personal, subject and policy files dating from 1917-1978. MI5 handled intelligence gathering within the British Empire and the Commonwealth. The selected subseries of KV 2 holds personal files on subjects of Secret Service enquiries, while KV 3 contains subject files on espionage activities of groups or other intelligence organizations, including the only subject file known to have survived from the First World War period. KV 4 holds section histories and policy files.

• The Ministry of Defence: Communications and Intelligence Records: DEFE 21, DEFE 26, DEFE 28, DEFE 31, DEFE 41, DEFE 44, DEFE 60, DEFE 62, DEFE 63 & DEFE 64: these series include registered files, reports and memoranda of the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence, the Defence Intelligence Staff and the Defence Signals Staff focused on the technical and scientific interests of the British government from the Second World War to the decades of the Cold War and the Atomic Age. The intelligence assessments and reports include those gathered post-war in Allied-occupied Germany, such as interviews with German scientists. With files dating from 1912-2002, these series bring the coverage up to the end of the 20th century, and include defense records on the Falklands, the Middle East, UFO incidents and details of Soviet weapon systems.

• The Special Operations Executive: HS 7 & HS 8: records of the Ministry of Economic Warfare and the Special Operations Executive (SOE), which functioned during WWII to promote sabotage and subversion, and assist resistance groups in enemy occupied territory, famously directed by Winston Churchill to ‘set Europe ablaze!’ Records date from 1935-1988 and include histories and war diaries in HS 7, and headquarters records in HS 8.

• The Colonial Office: Intelligence and Security Departments: Registered Files (ISD Series): CO 1035: this series contains registered files of the Colonial Office relating to the security of British colonies, and intelligence on colonial matters and decolonization, including reports by Security Intelligence Advisors throughout the British Empire, and assessments from the Joint Intelligence Committee. Running from 1954-1966, these files represent a vital piece of the intelligence picture of the global Cold War and decolonization at the end of Empire.

• The Cabinet Office: CAB 56, CAB 121, CAB 176 & CAB 301: the material in these series dates from 1936-1974 and shows how intelligence matters were considered, analyzed and processed through the Cabinet Office. Records from the Joint Intelligence Committee appear alongside Policy and Strategy files from the Special Secret Information Centre, and selected intelligence material from the Cabinet Secretary’s Miscellaneous Papers held in CAB 301.

New & Exclusive Search Capabilities!

With the release of this archive comes a host of new search capabilities for teaching and researching that are exclusive to the series:

• Browse Collection: available from each collection, this feature enables researchers to browse a complete list of files in the order they were arranged by The National Archives. This not only provides a ‘bird’s-eye view,’ of the entire collection, but is also a quick and easy access point to specific documents. This feature is also an effective teaching tool that instructors can use to teach students how an archival collection is organized and how to navigate it for researching.

• Manuscript Number Sort Search: users can sort their search results list by manuscript number, which is the order a collection was arranged in by the source library. This recreates/simulates the experience of working through the physical collection in the source library.

• Special Advanced Search Options: gives users the ability to limit a search by: 1). creation date, 2). declassified date, 3). government department, 4). classification level and 5). regional focus. These search options were built to support the specialized nature of the government documents in this archive, enabling researchers to differentiate between when a document was created versus when it was declassified by the U.K. government.

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

To request a trial, visit the Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence webpage: http://bit.ly/2Qntewz.

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.

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Gale Primary ResourcesGale Digital CollectionsGale Digital Scholar Lab

Gale Debuts New Digital Archive Series on British Intelligence

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 18:57

Explores the History of British Intelligence with Access to Previously Classified Documents

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 23, 2021 – Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing the first module of its new Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence series. Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire brings together previously classified documents from The U.K. National Archives that offer new viewpoints on the machinery of British intelligence, decolonization and global policy and strategy, including important insight into international politics and diplomacy in the 20th century. Available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, this never-before-digitized collection gives scholars and researchers access to thousands of top secret files that provide historical context on the history of British intelligence. Now researchers can make comparisons and connections, enabling greater understanding of the historical impact Britain’s intelligence agencies have had on the world today. Read Gale’s blog about this new archive: http://bit.ly/3lHXJcp.

“Looking back on the 20th century from an intelligence perspective can help us understand how the geopolitics of the 21st century developed, and how the world as we know it came to be,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “By bringing together material from across security and intelligence branches, Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence, An Intelligence Empire will help scholars and researchers delve into the role of intelligence in theory and in practice, while newly declassified pieces offer possibilities of new research and new readings of historical events.”

An Intelligence Empire provides insight into the interests and activities of the British Empire, its allies and enemies through highly secret documents, from the precursors to Room 40 in WWI and WWII networks of subterfuge and resistance, to the geopolitics of the Cold War and beyond.

This vast collection includes top-level memoranda, registered files, correspondence and policy documents from British government agencies and committees working within intelligence and security, including MI5, the Ministry of Defence and the Joint Intelligence Committee. The breadth and depth of the archive makes it a major source for 20th century teaching and learning.

An Intelligence Empire brings together files from five departments:

• The Security Service (MI5): KV 2, KV 3 & KV 4: contains personal, subject and policy files dating from 1917-1978. MI5 handled intelligence gathering within the British Empire and the Commonwealth. The selected subseries of KV 2 holds personal files on subjects of Secret Service enquiries, while KV 3 contains subject files on espionage activities of groups or other intelligence organizations, including the only subject file known to have survived from the First World War period. KV 4 holds section histories and policy files.

• The Ministry of Defence: Communications and Intelligence Records: DEFE 21, DEFE 26, DEFE 28, DEFE 31, DEFE 41, DEFE 44, DEFE 60, DEFE 62, DEFE 63 & DEFE 64: these series include registered files, reports and memoranda of the Directorate of Scientific Intelligence, the Defence Intelligence Staff and the Defence Signals Staff focused on the technical and scientific interests of the British government from the Second World War to the decades of the Cold War and the Atomic Age. The intelligence assessments and reports include those gathered post-war in Allied-occupied Germany, such as interviews with German scientists. With files dating from 1912-2002, these series bring the coverage up to the end of the 20th century, and include defense records on the Falklands, the Middle East, UFO incidents and details of Soviet weapon systems.

• The Special Operations Executive: HS 7 & HS 8: records of the Ministry of Economic Warfare and the Special Operations Executive (SOE), which functioned during WWII to promote sabotage and subversion, and assist resistance groups in enemy occupied territory, famously directed by Winston Churchill to ‘set Europe ablaze!’ Records date from 1935-1988 and include histories and war diaries in HS 7, and headquarters records in HS 8.

• The Colonial Office: Intelligence and Security Departments: Registered Files (ISD Series): CO 1035: this series contains registered files of the Colonial Office relating to the security of British colonies, and intelligence on colonial matters and decolonization, including reports by Security Intelligence Advisors throughout the British Empire, and assessments from the Joint Intelligence Committee. Running from 1954-1966, these files represent a vital piece of the intelligence picture of the global Cold War and decolonization at the end of Empire.

• The Cabinet Office: CAB 56, CAB 121, CAB 176 & CAB 301: the material in these series dates from 1936-1974 and shows how intelligence matters were considered, analyzed and processed through the Cabinet Office. Records from the Joint Intelligence Committee appear alongside Policy and Strategy files from the Special Secret Information Centre, and selected intelligence material from the Cabinet Secretary’s Miscellaneous Papers held in CAB 301.

New & Exclusive Search Capabilities!

With the release of this archive comes a host of new search capabilities for teaching and researching that are exclusive to the series:

• Browse Collection: available from each collection, this feature enables researchers to browse a complete list of files in the order they were arranged by The National Archives. This not only provides a ‘bird’s-eye view,’ of the entire collection, but is also a quick and easy access point to specific documents. This feature is also an effective teaching tool that instructors can use to teach students how an archival collection is organized and how to navigate it for researching.

• Manuscript Number Sort Search: users can sort their search results list by manuscript number, which is the order a collection was arranged in by the source library. This recreates/simulates the experience of working through the physical collection in the source library.

• Special Advanced Search Options: gives users the ability to limit a search by: 1). creation date, 2). declassified date, 3). government department, 4). classification level and 5). regional focus. These search options were built to support the specialized nature of the government documents in this archive, enabling researchers to differentiate between when a document was created versus when it was declassified by the U.K. government.

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

To request a trial, visit the Declassified Documents Online: Twentieth-Century British Intelligence webpage: http://bit.ly/2Qntewz.

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.

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Gale Primary ResourcesGale Digital CollectionsGale Digital Scholar Lab

Christian Witness Theological Seminary Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 14:49

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, CA is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of hosting the library's 35,000 plus bibs and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at cwts.bywatersolutions.com

Jessica Zairo of ByWater Solutions recently commented on their migration, "The Christian Witness Seminary team was already using Koha so this was not new to them but we are so glad they chose ByWater for hosting and support. We're always happy to take the workload of Koha upgrades and server maintenance off of library staff so that they can dedicate even more time to their amazing communities!"

About Christian Witness Theological Seminary
In 1978, Christian Witness Theological Seminary (CWTS) was approved as a private post-secondary educational institution in the State of California. In 1984, CWTS was authorized by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to confer bachelor and master degrees. Currently it is registered under the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education in the State of California with permission to train professional Christian workers.

Read more at https://www.cwts.edu/mission/

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 sourceossacademiclibraryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Christian Witness Theological Seminary Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 14:49

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, CA is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of hosting the library's 35,000 plus bibs and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at cwts.bywatersolutions.com

Jessica Zairo of ByWater Solutions recently commented on their migration, "The Christian Witness Seminary team was already using Koha so this was not new to them but we are so glad they chose ByWater for hosting and support. We're always happy to take the workload of Koha upgrades and server maintenance off of library staff so that they can dedicate even more time to their amazing communities!"

About Christian Witness Theological Seminary
In 1978, Christian Witness Theological Seminary (CWTS) was approved as a private post-secondary educational institution in the State of California. In 1984, CWTS was authorized by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction to confer bachelor and master degrees. Currently it is registered under the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education in the State of California with permission to train professional Christian workers.

Read more at https://www.cwts.edu/mission/

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 sourceossacademiclibraryTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

FOLIO Project Members Have Elected Their First Community Council

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 11:27

FOLIO Project Members Have Elected Their First Community Council
~ The New Community Council Will Oversee Governance Changes for the FOLIO Project ~

PHILADELPHIA — March 23, 2021 — The results are in. The FOLIO project has held project-wide elections for the first time to initiate FOLIO’s new Community Council. The Community Council’s role is to foster a healthy and productive community ecosystem of sustainable collaboration for the FOLIO project. Among the responsibilities of the Community Council are to ensure a strong community by onboarding new members to the FOLIO project and making sure that the community is collaborative and inclusive.

The new council represents both new and previous member organizations/institutions and individuals. The following community members have been voted onto the inaugural FOLIO Community Council:

Kathleen Berry, University of Massachusetts/Five Colleges
Rachel Besara, Missouri State University
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Mike Gorrell, Index Data
Dracine Hodges, Duke University
Ian Ibbotson, Knowledge Integration
Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Information Services
Kirstin Kemner-Heek, GBV|VZG
Marko Knepper, University Library Mainz
Keven Liu, Shanghai Library
Boaz Nadav Manes, Lehigh University
Maike Osters, hbz
Leander Seige, Leipzig University
Paula Sullenger, Texas A&M University
Simeon Warner, Cornell University
Simeon Warner from Cornell University says the project is at an important point as an increasing number of sites go live and librarians around the world are introduced to the platform. “As we communicate the work of the FOLIO community in creating this new library service platform, we are also looking toward what’s next. Those who have implemented FOLIO have unique perspectives to share as we work to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project and the community, and to help new member institutions of all sizes join.”

Maike Osters is the FOLIO Project Lead at hbz Cologne and Head of hbz’s Library Management Department. She says this new governance model will help all members shape the project. “As we onboard new members, it is important to make sure we are open but that we also reach out to organizations that would be a good fit to innovate off the FOLIO platform. Our task in the future will be to establish a strong FOLIO Community to ensure a stable and ongoing development of FOLIO, so that we can offer libraries an alternative to the traditional ILS.”

The new governance model is designed to grow with the project as sites around the world implement the FOLIO platform, and as libraries and organizations innovate off the platform. The changing governance model will allow the open source project to be even more open.

The Community Council will coordinate closely with the Product Council and the Technical Council. One of the first tasks the Community Council will manage will be an election for new members of these other councils, expected in May.

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 LibrariesTags: FOLIOOpen-SourceFOLIO lspTechnologies: Open Source

FOLIO Project Members Have Elected Their First Community Council

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 11:27

FOLIO Project Members Have Elected Their First Community Council
~ The New Community Council Will Oversee Governance Changes for the FOLIO Project ~

PHILADELPHIA — March 23, 2021 — The results are in. The FOLIO project has held project-wide elections for the first time to initiate FOLIO’s new Community Council. The Community Council’s role is to foster a healthy and productive community ecosystem of sustainable collaboration for the FOLIO project. Among the responsibilities of the Community Council are to ensure a strong community by onboarding new members to the FOLIO project and making sure that the community is collaborative and inclusive.

The new council represents both new and previous member organizations/institutions and individuals. The following community members have been voted onto the inaugural FOLIO Community Council:

Kathleen Berry, University of Massachusetts/Five Colleges
Rachel Besara, Missouri State University
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Mike Gorrell, Index Data
Dracine Hodges, Duke University
Ian Ibbotson, Knowledge Integration
Harry Kaplanian, EBSCO Information Services
Kirstin Kemner-Heek, GBV|VZG
Marko Knepper, University Library Mainz
Keven Liu, Shanghai Library
Boaz Nadav Manes, Lehigh University
Maike Osters, hbz
Leander Seige, Leipzig University
Paula Sullenger, Texas A&M University
Simeon Warner, Cornell University
Simeon Warner from Cornell University says the project is at an important point as an increasing number of sites go live and librarians around the world are introduced to the platform. “As we communicate the work of the FOLIO community in creating this new library service platform, we are also looking toward what’s next. Those who have implemented FOLIO have unique perspectives to share as we work to ensure the long-term sustainability of the project and the community, and to help new member institutions of all sizes join.”

Maike Osters is the FOLIO Project Lead at hbz Cologne and Head of hbz’s Library Management Department. She says this new governance model will help all members shape the project. “As we onboard new members, it is important to make sure we are open but that we also reach out to organizations that would be a good fit to innovate off the FOLIO platform. Our task in the future will be to establish a strong FOLIO Community to ensure a stable and ongoing development of FOLIO, so that we can offer libraries an alternative to the traditional ILS.”

The new governance model is designed to grow with the project as sites around the world implement the FOLIO platform, and as libraries and organizations innovate off the platform. The changing governance model will allow the open source project to be even more open.

The Community Council will coordinate closely with the Product Council and the Technical Council. One of the first tasks the Community Council will manage will be an election for new members of these other councils, expected in May.

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 LibrariesTags: FOLIOOpen-SourceFOLIO lspTechnologies: Open Source

Equinox Announces equinoxEDU Education Program

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 10:30

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions.

“We are excited to be offering a new suite of educational services to meet the needs of open source library communities,” said Angela Kilsdonk, product and education manager at Equinox. “This past year has seen increased demand for online and asynchronous education programs and we look forward to engaging with our library community members and partners on these new platforms.”

The equinoxEDU program includes: the Spotlight webinar series, educational Workshops, and an accompanying Resource Library. The equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars will be presented monthly and include Q&A with subject experts. The first equinoxEDU: Spotlight session in February provided an overview of new feature highlights in the Evergreen ILS 3.6 release. Recordings of equinoxEDU: Spotlight sessions will be available on-demand as part of the equinoxEDU: Resource Library.

Beginning in May, the equinoxEDU: Workshop series will be introduced as a premium offering providing an in-depth look at distinct features and functionality of open source library technologies and present best practices on implementing and using these technologies. The equinoxEDU: Workshop sessions will be instructor-led training events and will include skill-building activities and downloadable resources.

The equinoxEDU: Resource Library will serve as a central repository for equinoxEDU content, from on-demand video tutorials and pre-recorded equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars, to self-paced learning materials and resource guides. Offerings in the equinoxEDU: Resource Library will be freely available online.

For updates, subscribe to the equinoxEDU mailing list (http://eepurl.com/htAKcD) and follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving libraries and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon a decade of exceptional service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. As a non-profit organization, Equinox is committed to providing innovative open source library solutions to libraries of all sizes and types. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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Equinox Announces equinoxEDU Education Program

LISWire - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 10:30

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of equinoxEDU, a comprehensive education program focused on open source technologies for libraries, archives, museums, and cultural institutions.

“We are excited to be offering a new suite of educational services to meet the needs of open source library communities,” said Angela Kilsdonk, product and education manager at Equinox. “This past year has seen increased demand for online and asynchronous education programs and we look forward to engaging with our library community members and partners on these new platforms.”

The equinoxEDU program includes: the Spotlight webinar series, educational Workshops, and an accompanying Resource Library. The equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars will be presented monthly and include Q&A with subject experts. The first equinoxEDU: Spotlight session in February provided an overview of new feature highlights in the Evergreen ILS 3.6 release. Recordings of equinoxEDU: Spotlight sessions will be available on-demand as part of the equinoxEDU: Resource Library.

Beginning in May, the equinoxEDU: Workshop series will be introduced as a premium offering providing an in-depth look at distinct features and functionality of open source library technologies and present best practices on implementing and using these technologies. The equinoxEDU: Workshop sessions will be instructor-led training events and will include skill-building activities and downloadable resources.

The equinoxEDU: Resource Library will serve as a central repository for equinoxEDU content, from on-demand video tutorials and pre-recorded equinoxEDU: Spotlight webinars, to self-paced learning materials and resource guides. Offerings in the equinoxEDU: Resource Library will be freely available online.

For updates, subscribe to the equinoxEDU mailing list (http://eepurl.com/htAKcD) and follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving libraries and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon a decade of exceptional service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. As a non-profit organization, Equinox is committed to providing innovative open source library solutions to libraries of all sizes and types. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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OCLC’s Express program uses ‘smart fulfillment’ enhancements to help libraries deliver materials fast

LISWire - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 21:20

More than 1,000 libraries are now participating in OCLC’s new Express digital delivery program that facilitates exceptionally fast turnaround times using smart fulfillment enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services.

Designed to simplify and save, the Express program is for libraries that consistently deliver articles and other digital resources within 18 hours or less through OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network. As part of the program, these libraries can leverage the OCLC ILL services they already use—Tipasa, ILLiad, or WorldShare ILL—to provide the fastest service possible at no extra charge.

Libraries selected for the Express program have demonstrated a commitment to service, are recognized as exemplary suppliers, and have consistently met or exceeded set delivery expectations. Express is a cooperative program; libraries in the group receive the same fast resource sharing service that they provide.

“After all of the adversity of the past year, it’s very encouraging to see OCLC rolling out its Express program,” said Patrick Shannon, Head, Interlibrary Services, UC Berkeley Library. “UC Berkeley’s ILL staff will be active and enthusiastic participants, supporting the research of our own patrons and scholars worldwide.”

The Express program is one example of how smart fulfillment enhancements can speed up delivery. Smart fulfillment enhancements across all OCLC resource sharing services are designed to help libraries successfully meet the high expectations of information users.

“Today’s sophisticated information seekers expect the resources they need to be available anytime, anywhere, and delivered quickly,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “Our ongoing smart fulfillment enhancements along with new delivery capabilities are taking OCLC resource sharing services to another level of speed and library customer satisfaction.”

Smart fulfillment functionality weighs policy data, lending history, licensing agreements, and format preferences to present resources that are available locally, regionally, and around the world. Then, it automatically predicts and selects which libraries will deliver the fastest based on historical data.

Smart fulfillment enhancements include:

• Automated request manager ensures people get what they need fast. Libraries configure the service to process requests for electronic and physical materials automatically; they don’t have to touch every transaction but still retain control.

• Smart lender strings optimize turnaround time by automatically predicting and selecting which libraries will deliver the fastest based on historical data. Built-in load balancing ensures no individual library has more requests than its staff can handle.

• Real-time availability knows when and where a physical item is available to ensure libraries can deliver the needed item with the speed users want.

• Dynamic group functionality identifies and manages groups of libraries that meet specific criteria, like 18-hour or less turnaround or free lending in their region.

“The OCLC resource sharing network links together the largest community of libraries in the world,” said Peter Collins, OCLC Director of Resource Sharing. “By using data on the network, we are able to automate tasks, select the best suppliers, and predict the time to fill. At a time when budgets are under pressure, OCLC resource sharing systems and services can help libraries save staff time, increase speed of delivery, and exceed customer expectations.”

Learn more about OCLC’s vision for the Library on-demand and ongoing smart fulfillment enhancements on the website.

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: OCLCIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTags: resource sharing

OCLC’s Express program uses ‘smart fulfillment’ enhancements to help libraries deliver materials fast

LISWire - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 21:20

More than 1,000 libraries are now participating in OCLC’s new Express digital delivery program that facilitates exceptionally fast turnaround times using smart fulfillment enhancements to OCLC resource sharing services.

Designed to simplify and save, the Express program is for libraries that consistently deliver articles and other digital resources within 18 hours or less through OCLC’s WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) network. As part of the program, these libraries can leverage the OCLC ILL services they already use—Tipasa, ILLiad, or WorldShare ILL—to provide the fastest service possible at no extra charge.

Libraries selected for the Express program have demonstrated a commitment to service, are recognized as exemplary suppliers, and have consistently met or exceeded set delivery expectations. Express is a cooperative program; libraries in the group receive the same fast resource sharing service that they provide.

“After all of the adversity of the past year, it’s very encouraging to see OCLC rolling out its Express program,” said Patrick Shannon, Head, Interlibrary Services, UC Berkeley Library. “UC Berkeley’s ILL staff will be active and enthusiastic participants, supporting the research of our own patrons and scholars worldwide.”

The Express program is one example of how smart fulfillment enhancements can speed up delivery. Smart fulfillment enhancements across all OCLC resource sharing services are designed to help libraries successfully meet the high expectations of information users.

“Today’s sophisticated information seekers expect the resources they need to be available anytime, anywhere, and delivered quickly,” said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “Our ongoing smart fulfillment enhancements along with new delivery capabilities are taking OCLC resource sharing services to another level of speed and library customer satisfaction.”

Smart fulfillment functionality weighs policy data, lending history, licensing agreements, and format preferences to present resources that are available locally, regionally, and around the world. Then, it automatically predicts and selects which libraries will deliver the fastest based on historical data.

Smart fulfillment enhancements include:

• Automated request manager ensures people get what they need fast. Libraries configure the service to process requests for electronic and physical materials automatically; they don’t have to touch every transaction but still retain control.

• Smart lender strings optimize turnaround time by automatically predicting and selecting which libraries will deliver the fastest based on historical data. Built-in load balancing ensures no individual library has more requests than its staff can handle.

• Real-time availability knows when and where a physical item is available to ensure libraries can deliver the needed item with the speed users want.

• Dynamic group functionality identifies and manages groups of libraries that meet specific criteria, like 18-hour or less turnaround or free lending in their region.

“The OCLC resource sharing network links together the largest community of libraries in the world,” said Peter Collins, OCLC Director of Resource Sharing. “By using data on the network, we are able to automate tasks, select the best suppliers, and predict the time to fill. At a time when budgets are under pressure, OCLC resource sharing systems and services can help libraries save staff time, increase speed of delivery, and exceed customer expectations.”

Learn more about OCLC’s vision for the Library on-demand and ongoing smart fulfillment enhancements on the website.

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: OCLCIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: Non-ProfitTags: resource sharing

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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