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Aspen Discovery Announces 21.02.00 Release and Notes

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:09

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 21.02.00 release is now available. This release includes 47 enhancements to 8 different functions in the Aspen Discovery system.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release, "In this release, we're thrilled to improve our OverDrive integration to make it even easier for patrons to use. With this release, patrons are now able to: search for Kindle books, view previews for OverDrive materials, and interact with OverDrive Magazines. Administrators also have the ability to get more insights into how their patrons are interacting with OverDrive with new statistics."

Read full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-02-00-rel...

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenopen sourceossDiscovery layerLibrary CatalogTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Library is Open Podcast with JP Porcaro

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:55

We are pleased to announce our newest session of The Library is Open Podcast! This session features an interview with JP Porcaro, Director, Free Public Library & Cultural Center of Bayonne. JP and Jessie talk about everything libraries, lifelong learning, communities, and just why libraries are the cornerstone of a child's learning process.

Listen Now!
Listen to this new episode and all of our past episodes over at our The Library is Open Podcast website!
http://libraryisopen.com/episodes/2021-02-11-jp-porcaro.mp3

About JP Porcaro
JP was an American Library Association Presidential Candidate in 2016-2017 and serves as an EveryLibrary Senior Advisor.

Follow JP on Twitter @MakeItHappenDay.

About the Bayonne Public Library
The Bayonne Public Library is the free public library of Bayonne, New Jersey. Incorporated in 1890, it serves a population of approximately 62,000. Read more about the Bayonne Public Library.

The New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act passed both the Assembly and the Senate unanimously on November 16, 2020. It was then signed by the Governor on November 20, 2020.

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: library podcastlibrarylibrarianopen sourcenew jerseyTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions at 2021 Florida Library Association Conference

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:52

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 Florida Library Association Annual Conference from May 19-20. The event will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

Stop by booth 31 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.

About Florida Library Association
The Florida Library Association is a statewide organization that promotes excellence in Florida libraries by advocating strongly for libraries and providing high quality professional and leadership development for a diverse community of library staff, volunteers, and supporters.
Read more at https://www.flalib.org/.

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

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

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

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

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 & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: library conferencelibrary vendoropen sourceOpen Source ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

ByWater Solutions at 2021 Computers in Libraries Conference

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:50

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 Computers in Libraries Conference from March 23-25.

Stop by our virtual booth to chat and explore what Open Source can do for your library. We will be available to answer questions, demonstrate products, and take part in discussions regarding the future of Open Source solutions for Libraries.

See Us At the Next Gen Tech and Libraries Executive Panel
Nathan Curulla, CRO, will be a part of the Next Gen Tech and Libraries Executive Panel on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 11am-12:40pm ET.

The library technology industry has become highly consolidated via ongoing rounds of mergers and acquisitions. A smaller number of companies are now responsible for the strategic technology products upon which libraries depend. Marshall Breeding, of Library Technology Guides, begins the discussion by exploring some of the key trends that have played out recently, including new product trends and the impact that consolidation has had on the options available to libraries. He draws on data collected from a variety of sources. Following this introduction Breeding will facilitate a discussion with industry leaders, addressing a range of relevant topics, including how each organization has responded to the pandemic, and their ongoing development roadmaps. The panel will discuss other topics including how their technology products approach patron privacy, how systems can improve staff efficiency, and opportunities to strengthen engagement with library users through new discovery services, marketing automation services, analytics, and other timely technology products and services.
Resetting With Resilience & Technology!
Computers in Libraries Connect 2021, organized and produced by Information Today, Inc., provides a unique, annual opportunity for library and information professionals from all over the world to gather together and discuss the myriad of ways technology continues to impact libraries and the people who use them. While we can't yet meet in-person, we invite you to join us online to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.

At Computers in Libraries Connect, you’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading libraries are deploying in all types of settings. The next generation of technology and people are the focus of our 36th annual event, and along with it goes our spirit and passion for adapting our library programs and services to make a positive difference and impact in our communities. No matter what your job role, or what type of library or organization, you’ll find that all of the bases are covered at Computers in Libraries Connect. Read more at https://pheedloop.com/cil2021/site/home/.

About Computers in Libraries
Computers in Libraries provides a unique, annual opportunity for library and information professionals from all over the world to gather together and discuss the myriad of ways technology continues to impact libraries and the people who use them. Join more than 1,000 of your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.
Read more at http://computersinlibraries.infotoday.com/2020/Default.aspx

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 & Outreach
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

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Major Open Access Collaboration between Brill and ERC Project ‘Open Philology: The Composition of Buddhist Scriptures’

LISWire - Wed, 02/17/2021 - 04:48

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 February 2021

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is delighted to announce a new Open Access collaboration with ‘Open Philology: The Composition of Buddhist Scriptures’ (OpenPhilology), funded by the European Research Council. The resulting book series Buddhist Open Philology Project will publish translations of scriptures, text editions, and studies, on the select corpus of Mahāyāna Buddhist scriptures (sūtra), the Mahāratnakūṭa collection of 49 sūtras. All volumes in the series will be published in Open Access with Brill.

While random scriptures have been translated into English and published, both as books and online, no venue exists as of yet for accessible yet reliable editions and annotated translations of these fundamental documents of the Asian Buddhist tradition. The Buddhist Open Philology Project will not only be invaluable to scholars of Asian Studies and Religious Studies, but will also be of great interest to Western Buddhists.

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk, Principal Investigator of OpenPhilology, comments: “The Buddhist Open Philology Project (BOPP) is a Leiden University based and ERC-funded group engaged in critical studies of Buddhist scriptures (sūtras). The publication series now launched with Brill will present for the first time Open Access available editions, with annotated English translations, of Indian Buddhist texts, based on their sources in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese. Brill is the perfect home for this new series given its centuries long commitment to scholarly editions and its more recent innovative presentations of Open Access publications.”

“We are proud to work with Prof. Dr. Silk on developing and shaping the main results of his ERC research project,” says Dr. Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer. “We are excited to unveil a fundamental corpus of texts on the Asian Buddhist tradition that was not available until now. Open Access has never been more appropriate.”

For more information on this project visit https://openphilology.eu/ or contact Stephanie Paalvast, manager Open Access at Brill, via [email protected].

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

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OCLC helping Fayetteville Public Library to ‘create ultimate library experience’ with Wise

LISWire - Tue, 02/16/2021 - 19:41

DUBLIN, Ohio, 16 February 2021—Fayetteville Public Library in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

Wise is a holistic system that takes community engagement and collection management to a new level by combining the power of customer relationship management, marketing, and analytics with integrated library system (ILS) functionality, such as circulation and acquisitions. Wise is different; it’s designed around people, not the collection. It supports libraries’ continued shift into dynamic centers of activity and expands the impact libraries have on their communities.

Fayetteville Public Library (FPL) is putting the finishing touches on a major expansion and renovations—part of FPL’s 2030 Master Plan—which is now open to the public. Implementation of OCLC Wise is the next big step in the library’s transformation.

“The goal of Fayetteville Public Library is to create the ultimate library experience for our community every day. Why? Because we care about the welfare of everyone,” said FPL Executive Director David Johnson. “We get that same feeling from the OCLC team and their Wise system. OCLC cares about our ability to deliver the highest level of service, and they’re willing to roll up their sleeves and work alongside us. That’s what a true partnership is all about.”

As FPL staff planned their state-of-the-art expansion, they considered the needs of their community—which included new focus on job training, culinary literacy, more youth services, among others. Some staff even had an opportunity to visit DOKK1, one of the most innovative new libraries in the world, in Aarhus, Denmark.

“FPL is deeply rooted in and engaged with their local community,” said Mary Sauer Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “The staff wants the best for their community so they have been seeking inspiration from some of the best libraries in the world. FPL’s connection to the people they serve and their vision for the future make them ideal partners for OCLC and Wise. We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”

“Wise is going to be a game changer for Fayetteville Public Library patrons,” said Johnson. “Our community will be impressed that not only do we have this beautiful facility, but we’re also adding infrastructure and technologies that are focused on them. We can customize our system and services to meet our needs, and really make it our Fayetteville Public Library.”

Learn more about Wise at oc.lc/wise.

About OCLC
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

About Fayetteville Public Library
Fayetteville Public Library was founded in 1916 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fayetteville Public Library received Library Journal’s Library of the Year award, was named an American Landmark Library by TravelSmart and Best Library in NWA by Citiscapes. Its existing Blair building was the first in Arkansas to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification program. Its vision is to be a public institution that is powerfully relevant and completely accessible. Visit faylib.org for more information.

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The Open Library Foundation Names New Board President and Two New Board Members

LISWire - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 11:26

The Open Library Foundation Names New Board President and Two New Board Members
February 15, 2021 | Open Library Foundation, Press Release

PHILADELPHIA — February 15, 2021 — The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board.

Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library Systems and Services at Stanford University will replace David Carlson as Board President. Carlson, Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University, will maintain his seat on the Board. The Board is also welcoming Chris Keene and Paula Sullenger.

Carlson says laying the groundwork for the Open Library Foundation helps ensure the viability of open source software for libraries across the globe. “The Open Library Foundation was founded with a vision to be a home, a kind of safe haven, for open software projects that served the mission of libraries. The Foundation serves as a neutral, nonprofit organizational home to provide administrative support and ensure project sustainability. With the Foundation’s legal, operational and financial bases in good shape now, we’re ready to grow, we’re ready to realize our vision so that more projects benefit, and more people become aware of the opportunities that open source projects present.”

Cramer has been a member of the Open Library Foundation Board since 2018 and has a long history of innovation and leadership in open source projects and communities. As President of the Open Library Foundation Board, he plans to focus on expanding support for open source efforts in the library sector. “Libraries are by nature collaborative, and service organizations that work with each other to provision information. Open source efforts reflect our ethos of innovation and working in community for the larger good. The Open Library Foundation understands libraries and wants to be there for projects and innovators who need support.”

Chris Keene leads the data and technology team within digital resources at Jisc, which works with UK institutions to promote digital advancements.

Paula Sullenger is the Associate Dean for information Resources and Associate Professor at Texas A&M Libraries. Sullenger is a member of the FOLIO Community and is a current member of the FOLIO Product Council and multiple special Interest groups.

About the Open Library Foundation

The Open Library Foundation was created in 2016 as an unbiased, independent not-for-profit organization to ensure the availability, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries. Software developed by communities hosted by the Foundation is freely available under common open source licenses for personal, institutional or commercial use. The software is open and free in order to sustain an open collaboration of interested parties. The Foundation provides infrastructure by which the library community at large can organize, contribute to, and benefit from our projects — ensuring availability and a “safe haven” for member communities’ output that is separated from the needs and goals of any single contributor, user or affiliated party. Find out more at www.openlibraryfoundation.org.

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

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Encyclopaedia Iranica Online Now Freely Accessible at Brill

LISWire - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 09:18

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 15 February 2021

The Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University, New York, and Brill are delighted to announce that the Encyclopaedia Iranica Online is now freely accessible at Brill’s Reference Works Platform: https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/browse/encyclopaedia-iranica-online Encyclopædia Iranica is the comprehensive academic reference work dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.

This new online version of the Encyclopaedia Iranica offers corrected and updated older content as well as entirely new entries from the printed fascicles XVI/4, 5, and 6 that were already published by Brill. New articles will be added at regular intervals.

“The staff of the Yarshater Center appreciate Brill’s extraordinary efforts to make this new website a reality, and we look forward to working with our partners at Brill as we continue to expand and improve the content of the Encyclopaedia Iranica,” says Elton Daniel, Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopaedia Iranica.

“Brill is delighted to be the publisher of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, which is the most important reference work in the fields of Persian and Iranian studies,” says Maurits van den Boogert, Publishing Director, Brill.

For more information about this media alert contact Maurits van den Boogert, Publishing Director at Brill via [email protected], or visit the website: https://brill.com/eiro
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About the Encyclopædia Iranica
The scope of the Encyclopædia Iranica encompasses the multi-disciplinary study of all the peoples speaking Iranian languages, wherever they have lived, in all time periods; the reciprocal relations of the Iranians and their neighbors, especially those of the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; and the influence of Iranian civilization in a global context. It particularly endeavors to include subjects such as Shiʿite studies, Iranian ethnography and folklore, the history of science, calligraphy, music, and the arts, as well as entries on books of major significance.

As an academic reference work, it seeks to cover all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures, facilitating the whole range of research in Iranian studies in fields ranging from archeology to the social and natural sciences. However, biographies of living persons are excluded. Entries, authored by the best available authority, are peer-reviewed and signed, include in-text documentation, and provide bibliographies appropriate to the subject.

About the Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University
The Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies was established at Columbia University in 2018 with the support of a generous gift from the Persian Heritage Foundation in honor of Professor Ehsan Yarshater’s remarkable scholarship and his lifelong dedication to the study of Iran’s culture and history.

The Yarshater Center aims to promote and to strengthen the late Professor Yarshater’s vision of Iranian Studies, encompassing a broad range of subjects in all periods and in a global context. As part of this mission, the Yarshater Center hosts special lecture series, seminar series, conferences, and symposia, and it produces scholarly publications, particularly two major long-term publication projects, the Encyclopædia Iranica and A History of Persian Literature.

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

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Music Magazine UNCUT Launches Brand New Digital Archive

LISWire - Mon, 02/15/2021 - 08:16

UNCUT, the spiritual home of great rock music, has launched a new digital archive in partnership with publishing platform Exact Editions that is available to individuals and institutions. In addition to a robust collection of 12 fully-searchable back issues, subscriptions to the growing resource will encompass every new issue published.

Originally launched in 1997 and now owned by BandLab Technologies, UNCUT is an essential guide to the month’s best music. Each issue features comprehensive and trustworthy reviews that showcase the best new releases alongside interviews with the greatest names in music past and present.

The cutting-edge technology of the Exact Editions platform allows the digital issues of UNCUT to be browsed seamlessly across web, iOS and Android devices. The comprehensive search function also allows readers to pinpoint references to specific artists, songs or topics at the touch of a button, either in a single issue or across the whole archive.

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

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/uncut

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/uncut

Zen Lee, Growth Marketing Executive at BandLab Technologies commented: “The new digital edition is an opportunity to grow the magazine’s audience, especially into the institutional market. We’re so pleased with how the issues have transferred from print to digital, and navigating the back catalogue couldn’t be easier.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “UNCUT will be a valuable addition to the digital libraries of both individual readers and institutions thanks to its comprehensive coverage of the rock music scene.”

About BandLab Technologies:

Established in 2016 and headquartered in Singapore, BandLab Technologies is a collective of global music brands that delivers authentic content, products and experiences for all music lovers. By integrating the physical, digital and social supply chain around music, BandLab Technologies brings together remarkable brands and people who are passionate about music, allowing them to leverage opportunities and achieve more together than as individuals.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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REALM project releases results from tests of virus on materials at different temperatures

LISWire - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 00:31

The REALM project (www.oclc.org/realm/) has released results from two rounds of scientific tests to determine how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can remain on materials found in archives, libraries, and museums at temperatures colder and warmer than previous tests.

For the latest two rounds of testing, Tests 7 and 8, materials were held at colder (34 to 36°F; 1 to 4°C) and warmer (83 to 84°F; 28 to 29°C) temperatures. Tests 1 through 6 measured the attenuation time of virulent SARS-CoV-2 virus applied to materials held at ambient room temperature (68 to 75°F; 20 to 24°C).

Tests 7 and 8 examined a hardcover book cover, a softcover book cover, a plastic protective cover, and expanded polyethylene foam. Samples of each material were inoculated with active virus, allowed to dry, and then placed in an environmentally controlled chamber with no outside light or air.

Results show that attenuation rates for materials held at the colder temperature was significantly slower compared to the warmer and ambient temperatures, with detectable levels of active virus still present at day 10. In contrast, at the higher temperatures, the virus was undetected on all materials except the plastic protective cover by day 6; this was a slightly faster attenuation time than what occurred at ambient temperatures.

This data suggests that additional considerations may need to be evaluated regarding outdoor collection boxes, or storage in colder conditions. For institutions using quarantine periods, this research can impact when to start the quarantine “clock” once a material is brought into a controlled environment. Data also suggests that, when possible, storage in warmer areas may help to shorten the length of quarantine.

The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) (www.oclc.org/realm/) project is designed to generate scientific information to support the handling of core library, museum, and archival materials as these institutions resume operations and reopen to the public. As part of this research, the project is studying how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus survives on common materials and methods to mitigate exposure.

The REALM project also makes available a compilation of SARS-CoV-2 scientific research, which summarizes current research on how the virus spreads, its survival on materials and surfaces, and the effectiveness of various prevention and decontamination measures. The research review highlights growing evidence that direct contact and respiratory droplets appear to be the primary modes of spread, and that aerosols may be a contributor to infection.

These findings add to the evolving scientific understanding regarding SARS-CoV-2, which still includes uncertainties about: how much virus is shed by an infected person through coughing, sneezing, talking, breathing, etc.; how much virus is needed to infect someone; and the likelihood of a person becoming infected indirectly through contact with contaminated objects and surfaces.

The project also provides toolkit resources to support archives, libraries, and museums. A new resource that synthesizes information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on cleaning and disinfecting considerations is now available.

The REALM project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal funding for museums and libraries; and OCLC, a nonprofit library technology and research organization; in partnership with Battelle, a not-for-profit, independent global scientific research and development organization.

Project updates are posted at oc.lc/realm-project as they become available. Those interested can also sign up through the project website to receive timely email updates when new information is released.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Battelle
Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.

About OCLC
OCLC (www.oclc.org) is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research, and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, a comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC’s WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.

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

Three Oberlin Group Members Begin Adopting the FOLIO LSP with EBSCO FOLIO Services

LISWire - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 11:40

Three Oberlin Group Members Begin Adopting the FOLIO LSP with EBSCO FOLIO Services
~ Drew University, Lafayette College and Skidmore College Join the FOLIO Community ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — February 10, 2021 — Drew University, Lafayette College and Skidmore College have begun implementing the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). These institutions are among the many colleges and universities that have begun implementing FOLIO. Drew, Lafayette and Skidmore will be working with the EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) FOLIO migration team and using EBSCO FOLIO Services for hosting and support.

Drew University, Lafayette College and Skidmore College are part of the Oberlin Group, a consortium of small liberal arts college libraries. The institutions join fellow Oberlin Group and FOLIO Community members Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College and show that FOLIO is an option for libraries of all sizes. Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith are working with EBSCO for their FOLIO installation as part of the Five Colleges Consortium.

Drew University’s Director of Technical Services & Systems Librarian, Guy Dobson, says that FOLIO’s User Interface (UI) will benefit libraries. “The UI is a modern web-app that makes life more efficient and intuitive for librarians and staff. The API is a powerful tool for working directly with the database tables and making otherwise Herculean tasks manageable. The people (librarians, developers and service providers) who participate in this open source project are a community that we are grateful to benefit from and are committed to supporting.”

Lafayette College’s Dean of Libraries, Anne Houston, says that adopting FOLIO and partnering with EBSCO brings an open source option to libraries looking toward the future. “With the adoption of open source technology, we can customize our library services platform to our needs as they grow and change.”

Skidmore College’s Systems Librarian, Mike Paulmeno, says that FOLIO is a modern, flexible, open source platform that will enable Skidmore to plan for its future. “FOLIO’s extensibility will enable the system to grow as we do and to serve our patrons in new and innovative ways. By adopting FOLIO, the Lucy Scribner Library is also supporting the future of open source software in libraries."

EBSCO is one of the original founders of the FOLIO project and provides implementation, hosting and support through EBSCO FOLIO.

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 ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTags: EBSCOFOLIO EBSCO FOLIOFOLIO lspOpen-SourceLibrary Services PlatformsAcademic Librariesfolio open sourceTechnologies: Open Source

Lamar Public Library Joins CLiC and Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha and Aspen Support

LISWire - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:45

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium) has added Lamar Public Library, in Lamar, Colorado to their consortium. They will be using Koha for their ILS and Aspen Discovery for their catalog.

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 45,000 plus holdings from VERSO and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The Lamar Public Library District catalog can be viewed at https://lamarlibrary.catalog.aspencat.info/

About Lamar Public Library
The vision of Lamar Public Library is to provide accessibility to education, technology, and information in a collaborative community hub environment. The primary purpose of the Lamar Public Library is to serve patrons, and they are serving patrons through inspiring passion for reading, building community collaborative opportunities and partnerships, providing access and training in advanced technology, and building literacy programs and provide educational opportunities to all ages.

Read more at: https://lamarlibrary.colibraries.org/about-us/

About CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
CLiC is an infrastructure for libraries throughout Colorado. Vision: Helping libraries achieve greatness in their communities. Mission: Connecting. Energizing. Inspiring. Services for libraries throughout Colorado.

Core Values
Deliver friendly service
Seek opportunities for collaboration
Support growth and discovery
Celebrate successes
Save money for libraries
Blend work & play to create fun
Read more at https://www.clicweb.org/about-clic/who-we-are/

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: aspenaspen discoverykohaCLiCcoloradopublic libraryByWaterTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Dothan Houston County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:50

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Dothan Houston County Library System in Dothan, Alabama is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the library's 89,000 plus records from SirsiDynix Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://catalog.dhcls.org/.

IT Specialist, Richard Danley, recently commented on the migration, "Transitioning from one ILS to another can be an arduous task. The process of data extraction, importation, and validation can be finicky, and errors may not be discovered until after the system goes live. ByWater's transition team helped us through every step of the operation, making it a smooth change between two very different systems. Our staff were quickly trained, and any kinks were worked out in a very timely manner. After spending more than 20 years with our previous ILS provider, ByWater looks to be a marked improvement. We greatly look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future."

About Dothan Houston County Library System
The Dothan Houston County Library System’s goal is to provide materials and services which will help the community residents and present and future affiliates of the Wiregrass area to obtain information meeting their personal, educational and professional needs. The library serves residents of the community and surrounding area regardless of age, race, or creed. The library’s collection reflects broad coverage with materials acquired in a variety of formats, and includes the use of outside informational resources. Special emphasis is placed on stimulating young children’s interest and appreciation for reading and learning, and providing personal-interest materials for the overall patrons.

Read more at https://www.dhcls.org/about-us/

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: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: alabamapublic libraryopen sourcekohabywater solutionskoha supportTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

EBSCO Clinical Decisions Resource DynaMed® Named 2021 Best in KLAS for Clinical Decision Support

LISWire - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 11:08

EBSCO Clinical Decisions Resource DynaMed® Named 2021 Best in KLAS for Clinical Decision Support
~ DynaMed® Rated Top Point-of-Care Clinical Reference Tool by Healthcare Providers ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 2, 2021 — DynaMed®, an EBSCO Clinical Decisions resource, was named the top performing point-of-care clinical reference tool in the 2021 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that DynaMed was ranked the number one clinical decision support point-of-care reference tool among healthcare organizations.

Each year, KLAS publishes the Best in KLAS report, ranking vendors across the many technology and services markets within healthcare. DynaMed, EBSCO Information Services’ flagship evidence-based, clinical decision information resource, is designed to reduce time to answer for clinicians and provide the most useful information to healthcare professionals at the point of care.

KLAS President Adam Gale says, “Each year, thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe take the time to share their voice with KLAS. They know that sharing their perspective helps vendors to improve and helps their peers make better decisions. These conversations are a constant reminder to me of how necessary accurate, honest, and impartial reporting is in the healthcare industry. The Best in KLAS report and the awards it contains set the standard of excellence for software and services firms. Vendors who win the title of “Best in KLAS” should celebrate and remember that providers now accept only the best from their products and services. The Best in KLAS award serves as a signal to provider and payer organizations that they should expect excellence from the winning vendors.”

DynaMed Editor in Chief Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, says the KLAS report reinforces EBSCO Clinical Decisions’ commitment to supporting clinicians at the point of care while improving patient outcomes. “Today’s clinicians are faced with the immeasurable challenge of keeping pace with the most recent and accurate clinical information while meeting the needs of their patients. With DynaMed and DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, we aim to meet the needs of our users and are encouraged to hear that healthcare professionals consider DynaMed to be an integral part in supporting the care of their patients.”

To view the 2021 Best in KLAS report, visit: https://klasresearch.com/report/best-in-klas-2021/1820. To see the Clinical Decision Support Point of Care Clinical Reference segment, visit: https://klasresearch.com/report/best-in-klas-2021/1820.

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

About KLAS Research
KLAS has been providing accurate, honest, and impartial insights for the healthcare IT (HIT) industry since 1996. The KLAS mission is to improve the world’s healthcare by amplifying the voice of providers and payers. The scope of our research is constantly expanding to best fit market needs as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated. KLAS finds the hard-to-get HIT data by building strong relationships with our payer and provider friends in the industry. Learn more about KLAS at klasresearch.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
EBSCO Information Services
978-626-2266
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Special LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCODynaMedEBSCO’s Clinical DecisionsKLAS ResearchPoint of CareMedical

Equinox migrates Bowling Green Public Library to Missouri Evergreen Consortium

LISWire - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 15:28

Duluth, Ga., February 01, 2021: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Bowling Green Public Library to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

Bowling Green Public Library’s move will support 4,444 patrons and includes a total of 20,517 bibliographic records. Equinox provided project management for the migration along with Evergreen ILS software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were also completed, encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Evergreen training was also provided by Equinox. This is the sixth public library that Equinox has migrated to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium since 2020.

“Everyone at the Bowling Green Public Library is thrilled to be joining the Missouri Evergreen consortium,” said Patricia Moore, Library Director at the Bowling Green Public Library. “The transition has been smooth and we are looking forward to working with other libraries.”

The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“Bowling Green Public Library’s migration to Missouri Evergreen happened during a time when the library was offering limited public access to materials while continuing to provide alternative services due to COVID-19 restrictions. Library director, Patricia Moore, led an heroic effort to manage the library’s migration project during this time,” says Jennifer Weston, project manager at Equinox. “As a result of Bowling Green’s diligent efforts, their patrons now have an interactive OPAC to place holds on materials and receive notifications when materials are ready to be picked up. For the first time, their patrons can now review and manage their library accounts online. It was truly an honor to work with Pat and the Bowling Green Library to provide new opportunities for the library community.”

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

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

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Gale In Context: For Educators Launches New Teacher Learning Center

LISWire - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 10:05

Provides OnDemand Training to Help Educators Improve Their Online Teaching Skills at Their Own Pace Anytime, Anywhere

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 26, 2021 – Gale, a Cengage company, is helping educators enhance skills for virtual lesson planning and online teaching. The company has launched Gale In Context: For Educators’ new Learning Center, an on-demand professional learning hub for finding, organizing and learning how to teach – virtually or in-person – using the content created within For Educators. Now teachers can take control of their own professional learning and find support as they work to use For Educators to drive student learning outcomes.

Studies show that lack of training and ongoing support around using technology for classroom instruction is a major pain point for educators, who increasingly rely on tools for teaching in remote, in-person or hybrid learning environments.[i] With the Learning Center, educators get on-demand training that provides immediate access to support and guidance, anytime, anywhere.

View a video about the new Learning Center, here: https://bit.ly/2M16Y9W.

“In the last nine months, we have repeatedly seen educators given access to teaching tools without the support they need or the time for formal training,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “The For Educators Learning Center enables teachers to take the lead, with on-demand training built right into their workflow to get up and running fast.”

For Educators’ new Learning Center includes:

• Nearly 30 on-demand training videos, ranging from 1-3 minutes on how to find classroom-ready resources, organize them for lessons and teach students with materials created in For Educators.

• Tips and tricks on how to make the most of product tools and features.

• Step-by-step tutorials that introduce For Educators tools and provide real-world examples on how to use the solution to plan instruction, teach independent research and collaborate with colleagues.

• Sample lesson content sets to download and use immediately or customize for later use.

• A staff on-boarding plan to help plan formal professional learning sessions with the Learning Center.

• Easy to access answers to the most commonly-asked questions and more.

Gale In Context: For Educators is an award-winning lesson planning tool that enables educators to find and personalize digital learning content, plan learning activities that work well for remote or in-person environments and provide equity for all students. Fueled by content from the Gale In Context student databases, it includes custom lesson plans and exclusive tools to help educators teach with easily-sharable, curriculum-aligned resources, while enabling seamless collaboration within and across schools and districts.

Gale will showcase Gale In Context: For Educators’ new Learning Center at the Future of Education Technology (FETC) Virtual Conference, January 26-29 and at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Virtual Conference, February 1-5 at the Gale virtual booth.

For more information or to request a trial, visit the Gale In Context: For Educators webpage: http://bit.ly/2YkACJL.

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, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today, that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit: www.gale.com/schools.

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

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[i] T.H.E. Journal: Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training: http://bit.ly/2Ye1cnX

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: LibrariansSchool LibrariansOrganization Type: CompanyTags: GaleGale In ContextGale In Context: For EducatorsK-12

Mindset Magazine Available For Digital Institutional Subscriptions

LISWire - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 08:10

Institutions around the world can now subscribe to the cutting-edge digital edition of Mindset, a new revolutionary publication dedicated to the health of the mind. Comprising every issue of the back catalogue, the archive is accessible through the Exact Editions platform and boasts a comprehensive search function as well as seamless cross-platform access.

Published quarterly, Mindset reports on all aspects of mental health; from prevention, diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation to workplace initiatives and financial and legal advice. In their aim to position themselves at the forefront of positive changes in society’s understanding and treatment of mental wellbeing, the publication is advised by a world class Editorial Advisory Board that includes members drawn from many different fields of mental health, each bringing a wealth of experience to inform, advise and guide.

The Exact Editions platform allows users to read, search and browse back issues at the click of a button across web, iOS and Android devices, rendering the new Mindset archive an important educational resource for institutions of all kinds.

Mindset is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

https://institutions.exacteditions.com/mindset-magazine

Editor Fiona North said: “Throughout the unprecedented period of the Covid-19 pandemic, our collective mental health has been challenged. Digital distribution will be key to ensuring that Mindset’s content is seen by as many students and professionals as possible; our crucial goal in these ongoing tough times.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We’re delighted to be supporting Mindset in their mission to remove the taboos around mental health. The magazine is slick and easy-to-navigate across all digital devices and the subject matter is of paramount importance, especially amongst students whose wellbeing has been so heavily challenged this year.”

About Mindset:

Mindset is a revolutionary publication dedicated to the health of the mind. Each quarterly issue is curated by a world class Editorial Advisory Board and features authoritative, accurate, beautifully-presented, easily assimilated information about all aspects of mental health. They believe that by working together, society will truly revolutionise the way that individuals think and feel about mental wellbeing, give it the status it deserves, and go a long way towards helping remove the taboos and stigmas that still surround it.

About Exact Editions:

Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals and books into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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Washington State Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

LISWire - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:38

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Washington State Law Library is now live on Koha!

ByWater completed the transition of the libraries 51,000 plus bibs from Sierra and is providing ongoing support services for Koha.

The new catalog can be viewed here: https://washlawlib.bywatersolutions.com/

Deputy Law Librarian, Larisa John, recently commented on the migration, "We are thrilled with our new ILS and the service and training from ByWater Solutions. I wish we’d made this upgrade years ago”

About The Washington State Law Library
The Washington State Law Library is a law library in Olympia, WA. The Washington State Law Library's mission is to promote reliable access to legal information and provide expert legal reference assistance.
Read more at https://www.courts.wa.gov/library

About ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

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

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: kohalaw librarybywater solutionsopen sourcekoha ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Brill Reaches New Transformative Agreements with Jisc (UK) and Bibsam (Sweden)

LISWire - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 07:01

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 22 January 2021

Brill is delighted to announce that it has concluded Transformative Agreements with Jisc in the UK and Bibsam in Sweden. Brill is one of the leading academic publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology, with a broad Open Access portfolio consisting of more than 450 books and several thousand journal articles.

Both the Jisc and Bibsam agreements offer academics at participating institutions the benefits of reading access to the full Brill Journal Collection, as well as unlimited Open Access research article publishing in all Brill journals, including Gold Full Open Access titles.

The agreement with Jisc is a two-year agreement (2021-2022) and is open to the Scottish SHEDL consortium as well as all other eligible UK university libraries and academic-related Jisc affiliate members. Further details can be found at https://subscriptionsmanager.jisc.ac.uk/catalogue/2569

The agreement with Bibsam is a three-year agreement (2021-2023) and is open to all eligible Bibsam institutions. Details of the agreement can be found at https://www.kb.se/samverkan-och-utveckling/oppen-tillgang-och-bibsamkons...

For more information about the agreements, please contact Jisc, Bibsam or Linda Empringham at Brill on [email protected]

About Brill
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Aspen Discovery Announces 21.01.00 Release

LISWire - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:38

Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 21.01.00 release, the first release of 2021, is now available. This release includes over 60 enhancements to 16 different functions in the Aspen Discovery system.

Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release: "This release includes over 60 different suggestions from our library partners and fine-tunes Aspen Discovery so that it works even more smoothly for their patrons. We are thrilled to work with our partners to continually improve Aspen Discovery."

Read full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-01-00-rel...

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