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EBSCO eBooks Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2018 Jisc Accessibility Audit

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:49

~ Recognized for Commitment to Improving the Accessibility of Digital Platforms ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 19, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 54 e-book platforms audited in the 2018 Jisc ASPIRE Accessibility National Audit. This honor recognizes organizations committed to improving the accessibility of digital platforms and the information provided to end users, librarians and disability services groups.

The ASPIRE (Accessibility Statements Promoting Improved Reading Experience) project works to improve the accessibility of digital products by encouraging publishers and platform providers to provide clear and centralized guidance to users and to continually improve the user experience of their products. One of the biggest studies of its kind, this large-scale project has helped drive discussion among publishers and platform providers to account for accessibility in all aspects of their e-book processes. Data for the 2018 ASPIRE project was compiled with assessments submitted by librarians, publishers, disability services teams, providers and other stakeholders in the library industry.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says this ranking reflects EBSCO’s significant commitment to improving the user experience with EBSCO eBooks™. “We were delighted to learn that our focused commitment to accessibility over the last few years has been recognized in the community. Participation in the ASPIRE project helped our eBooks team to continue the ongoing conversation around accessibility at EBSCO, and the outcome of the evaluation underscores the importance of continued investment in the accessibility of the EBSCO eBooks experience.”

Alistair McNaught, the ASPIRE Coordinator for Jisc, said that, "One of the best outcomes of this project has been the positive collaboration with suppliers. EBSCO's 'can do' attitude has been exemplary with benefits for all readers, particularly those with print disabilities."

In addition to participating in the ASPIRE project, EBSCO recently released several software changes to enhance the e-book experience, improving navigation options, and continues its commitment to working with publisher partners to evaluate their content and educate them on the importance of building in accessibility features into their files. The e-book download workflow has also been redesigned, and the recent release of DRM-free EBSCO eBooks offers improvements for accessibility. DRM-free e-books can be opened and read with any software that supports the file type, so DRM-free e-books are far more compatible with assistive technology like screen readers and text-to-speech tools than DRM-protected e-books which are limited to programs that support Adobe DRM.

EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

For more information about EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
978-356-6500 ext. 3485
[email protected]

Tags: EBSCOAccessibility Enhancementse-books. EBSCO eBooksebooksJISCDRM-FreeTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO

Brill Launches Two New Book Series in the Social Sciences

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 09:10

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 November 2018

International scholarly publisher Brill expands its portfolio in the Social Sciences by adding two new interdisciplinary book series to the program: Critical Emotion Studies (CRES) and Theory Workshop - New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory (WSPT).

Critical Emotion Studies is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary series of monographs and edited volumes dedicated to the critical analysis of emotions, meaning that emotions are theorized as contextual, relational, and shifting. The series aims to promote research on issues that are connected to understanding emotions as socially constructed, tied to culture and history, expressed through language and deeply enmeshed in power relations. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/cres.

The Theory Workshop: New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory book series aims to publish work that interweaves social and political theory. The board welcomes studies that explore new approaches and novel cross-fertilizations between historical understanding and critical engagement with the present, between genealogy and ideological-critique, and between Anglo-American and Continental thought (and between these and thought in the Global South), in the examination of enduring questions and emergent topics. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/wspt.

For more information on these two new book series, contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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New edition of Philip Hider’s essential information organization textbook

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 07:45

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302239

The second edition of Information Resource Description provides an overview of the range of activities and the products of these activities collectively referred to as ‘information organization’ and will be ideal for LIS students, information professionals wishing to specialise in this field, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.

Author Philip Hider said, “While much of the general thrust of the first edition of this book remains applicable, some of the specifics have changed in significant ways since it was published in 2012. The library cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access, has now been adopted by most libraries in the English-speaking world, and related standards such as BIBFRAME are coming into view as more concrete propositions. The book is fully updated to reflect these changes.”

The book explains how the various elements and values of descriptive metadata support a set of common information retrieval functions across a wide range of environments. Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary of the various fields and practices of information organization carried out by today’s information professionals and end-users.

Key topics and updates to the first edition include:

• discussion of big data vs the traditional database model
• introduces and applies the FRBR-LRM user tasks
• expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questions around Open Access
• new section on the history of information organization
• expanded discussion of the functions, economics and management of metadata
• a new section on mobile access.

David Bawden, Professor of Information Science at City, University of London and co-editor of Facet’s Foundations of the Information Sciences series, said, “As we enter the infosphere, and documents in an increasing variety of forms and media become ever more essential for our society, so the problems of organizing information increase. This second edition of Philip Hider's book addresses one essential component: the organizing of information resources through their description. Its focus on general principles expressed in different contexts, and its equal treatment of systems, sources and processes, makes it a valuable addition to the Foundations of the Information Sciences series.”

- Ends

Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597

Email: [email protected]

Information Resource Description: Creating and managing metadata | October 2018 | 288pp | paperback: 9781783302239 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302246 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302253

Philip Hider is Head of the School of Information Studies and Professor of Library and Information Management at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has worked, taught and researched in the field of information organization in the UK, Singapore and Australia. He holds a PhD from City University, London and was made a Fellow of CILIP in 2004.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

Tags: metadataRDAcataloguingcatalogingclassificationOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial Libraries

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki on Broadway

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:48

The Auschwitz Volunteer: Captain Witold Pilecki, a multimedia dramatic performance based on the award-winning book The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery, premieres on Broadway in a SOLD OUT performance on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre Row Theatres, 410 West 42nd Street, New York 10036, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival. Next show is the Wednesday Matinee, November 14, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office or in advance online at: http://unitedsolo.org/us/theauschwitzvolunteer-2018-2/

One man volunteered for Auschwitz. This is his story.

Called “one of the great heroes of the 20th century” by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Pilecki’s bravery has few rivals. His story has been almost completely unknown, until now.

Starring and directed by Marek Probosz, with narration appearance by Terry Tegnazian, the show was adapted for the stage by Terry Tegnazian and Debra Gendel from The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery by Captain Witold Pilecki (Aquila Polonica 2012). This book was the first time that Pilecki’s most comprehensive report on his Auschwitz mission was translated and published in English.

Video trailer at http://www.polww2.com/PileckiBroadwayTrailer and download http://www.polww2.com/PileckiBroadwayPostcard

In September 1940, Polish army officer Witold Pilecki volunteered for a secret undercover mission: get himself arrested by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz as a prisoner, in order to smuggle out intelligence to the Allies, and build a resistance organization among the prisoners. Pilecki accomplished this “mission impossible”—barely surviving nearly three years of brutality, starvation and disease before escaping.

The book received accolades from the New York Times Sunday Book Review, where it was named an Editors’ Choice, the Wall St. Journal, the New Republic, the Atlantic, Tablet Magazine, Publishers Weekly, the Jewish Journal, and numerous other sources. More info at http://www.polww2.com/AboutAuschwitzVolunteer.

Marek Probosz, a preeminent figure in European stage, television and film, has starred in over 50 films competing at key international festivals including Cannes, Venice and San Sebastian. He maintains a busy career as an actor, writer, director and producer in TV, film and stage in both Poland and the U.S., and also as Adjunct Associate Professor of Theater and Film Acting at UCLA in Los Angeles. Mr. Probosz earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the prestigious Polish National Film, TV and Theater School in Łódź, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. More info at www.polww2.com/MarekProbosz

Terry Tegnazian is president and founder of Aquila Polonica Publishing, www.AquilaPolonica.com, an award-winning independent publisher based in Los Angeles, specializing in publishing the Polish WWII experience in English. The company is a member of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Aquila Polonica’s titles are distributed to the trade in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand by National Book Network, www.nbnbooks.com, and are available from fine bookstores, online retailers, and all major wholesalers. More info at www.polww2.com/TerryTegnazian

Co-sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand, the Polish Consulate of Los Angeles, the Polish Consulate of New York, and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. Co-financed in part with Polish diaspora funds of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

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Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Koha Integration with Edelweiss+Analytics

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 16:20

Duluth, Ga., November 6, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce a tool which facilitates export of data from Koha into Edelweiss, allowing for detailed collection analysis. Libraries who use Koha will be able to easily configure scheduled data exports from their Koha ILS into Edelweiss+Analytics.

“We are very excited to extend Edelweiss+ support to Koha users,” said Mike Rylander, president and founder of Equinox. “Equinox is always looking for ways to improve library services through partnerships, and Above the TreeLine has been extremely easy to work with."

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage open source solutions to best serve their patrons. They are passionate about the ongoing development of open source technologies for libraries. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Koha libraries with increased flexibility and resources.

“The teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline are both committed to supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup accelerated and simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster-circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

The partnership between Equinox and Above the Treeline started as a result of partnering to integrate Edelweiss+Analytics and Evergreen ILS, another open source solution supported by Equinox. The functionality for Evergreen was so popular with libraries that the team decided to expand the awesomeness to Koha.

Interested libraries using Koha should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and how it works here: http://www.abovethetreeline.com/koha.

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., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Koha
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.

Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com
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American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services Extend Scholarship Opportunities to Librarians Outside United States to Attend ALA Annual Conference

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:06

~ Librarians Residing Outside the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Receive up to $2,500
for Conference-Related Expenses ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 6, 2018 — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer three scholarships to librarians residing outside of the United States who are looking to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.

This year’s conference will take place from June 20 – 25 in Washington D.C. These scholarships will allow librarians from across the globe to take advantage of the conference’s professional development, educational and networking opportunities.

Each scholarship will provide up to $2,500 to defray the cost of conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast hosted by EBSCO.

The application deadline is Jan. 1, 2019, and entries will be evaluated by a jury designated by ALA. Candidates must be an ALA member and submit an essay that answers the question: “Libraries, librarians and researchers become more technologically sophisticated every day. What challenges do you hope technology can address in the next five years to meet the needs of librarians and researchers?”

To apply or learn more about the scholarship, visit: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/ebsco-ala-annual-conference-internationa....

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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Gale and American Antiquarian Society Partner to Digitize American Historical Periodicals Archives

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:17

Partnership Provides Researchers with New Innovative Technology to Analyze and Explore American History

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and Worcester, Mass. – November 5, 2018 –The American Antiquarian Society has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to make the world’s largest collection of Americana from the Colonial period through the 20th century more accessible to researchers. As part of the partnership, Gale has released American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6, a newly digitized series of nearly 200 titles that provides researchers with a history of the American people, offering multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America through the eyes of those who lived and experienced it. Read Gale’s blog about the partnership and new series, here: http://bit.ly/2OrsArs.

“Over the years, we have been impressed by Gale’s leadership in the library market, the strength of their editorial process, and their innovative approach to the development of digital technology tools,” said Ellen S. Dunlap, President of the American Antiquarian Society. “American Historical Periodicals is an important project for the American Antiquarian Society, representing decades of collecting, cataloging, conserving and digitizing, and we are pleased to have a solid partner in Gale to help us take it to the next generation of researchers.”

Series 6 includes unusual and short-lived magazines as well as better-known titles with long runs. Topics cover a broad spectrum including: agriculture, anthropology, art, archaeology, education, family life, fashion, industrialization, literature, medicine, music, photography, politics, religion, science, sport and temperance.

Download images from Series 6, here: http://bit.ly/2RzL9M3.

This new series brings the collection more firmly into the 20th century. It extends coverage and fills gaps in approximately 45 titles from Series 1-5, enabling researchers to explore a more comprehensive documentary history of American life. Additionally, Gale is offering free access to more than 6 million pages of American periodicals in Series 1-5 to any U.S. or Canadian institution that owns a Gale Primary Sources archive.

Examples of newly acquired titles in Series 6 include:

• Tachymathist (Philadelphia): -Nov. 1, 1845. Issue No. 1 (only two issues ever published).

• New-York Weekly Review of Music, Literature, Fine Arts and Society (NY): 42 issues from 1867-1868.

• Agriculturist, and Journal of the State and County Societies (Nashville, TN): 6 issues from 1842, 1843.

Titles that extend coverage or fill gaps in Series 1-5 include:

• Banner of Light (Boston, MA): 1,010 issues from 1876-1906.

• Grumbler (Toronto, Canada): 13 issues from 1858 and 1859.

• The Woman’s Journal (Boston, MA): 1,715 issues from 1878-1911.

• Scientific American (New York, NY): 933 issues from 1878-1900.

• Southern Cultivator (Augusta, GA): 26 issues from 1844.

To provide a better research experience, the entire American Historical Periodicals collection (Series 1-6) has been integrated into Gale’s new Digital Scholar Lab. This integration allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the periodicals 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.

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 offers:

• nearly 200 newly digitized periodical titles, with more than 150 new to the program, providing researchers with expanded knowledge of American history.

• extended coverage and gap filling of 45 titles from Series 1-5, providing researchers with a more comprehensive history of American life.

• complementary access to more than 6 million pages of historical periodical content in Series 1-5 to U.S. and Canadian institutions that own a Gale Primary Resources archive.

• cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

“American Historical Periodicals represents one of the most comprehensive libraries of American periodicals in the world,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “Through our partnership with the American Antiquarian Society, Gale provides a unique documentary history of the American people and nation from the Colonial Era through to the Civil War, Reconstruction and the early 20th century.”

American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 is currently available. Gale will showcase the new series at the Charleston Conference, November 6 in Charleston, South Carolina at Gale booth #141.

To request a trial, visit the American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 web page, here: http://bit.ly/2F4LzbS.

About Cengage and Gale

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

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

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Backstage Appoints Mirage Berry and Linda Knight as Account Representatives in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:25

Contact:

Kat Kamp
Backstage Library Works
Phone: 801.356.1852
[email protected]
www.bslw.com

PROVO, Utah, November 1, 2018 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce that Mirage Berry and Linda Knight have been appointed as account representatives for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services.

Mirage will work with libraries in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Linda will work with libraries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Mirage’s experience in the library field includes managing and closing sales opportunities and leads, serving as company representative at trade shows, planning and initiating sales prospecting activities, monitoring and distributing incoming sales leads and coordinating social media efforts within a sales team. Mirage earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

When asked about her new position, Mirage commented:

“I am delighted to be taking on the role of account representative for the Mid-Atlantic region in this newly defined territory. With an extensive background in customer service, years of experience as a library patron at both academic and public institutions, and as the former library support specialist for Backstage, I hope to provide effective council and service to libraries, archives, publishers, and museums considering preservation
and access.”

Linda’s experience in libraries includes serving as assistant supervisor, information specialist, reference librarian, technical services specialist, and circulations assistant. Linda earned an MLIS from The University of Illinois, Urbana.

When asked about her new role at Backstage, Linda remarked:

“I’m excited to get to know our Northeast clients and see how we can partner together creatively in Authority Control, Digitization, Metadata, Microfilm, and On-Site Services to help make information more available to their patrons and preserve this information for future generations.”

Jeff Calcagno, Vice President of Sales for Backstage states:

“With the increasing demand for Backstage’s library and archives services, we are continually working to add talented and engaged library professionals to our sales team. Both Linda and Mirage are focused information professionals that can devise and deliver high-quality solutions from our considerable array of services. I am pleased to welcome both of them to our team and know our clients will be treated with the same professionalism our company has become known for within the industry.”

About Backstage Library Works

Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 30 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: Backstage Library WorksBSLWbslw.comlibrary servicesMirage BerryLinda Knightautomation servicesdigitizationmicrofilmmicrofilm storagepreservation microfilmcatalogingbibliographic servicesmetadata servicesreclassificationRFID Taggingauthority controldata conversionon-site library servicesOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: Backstage Library WorksIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press Release

Gale Enhances Professional Development Collections on GVRL with Alignments to the Danielson Framework for Teaching

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:26

New PD Plus Framework Alignments Makes Implementing Professional Development Easier and More Actionable for Educators

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – October 16, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers’ professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale’s blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers, here: http://bit.ly/2Eoh00d.

The Danielson Framework for Teaching is the most widely used method of defining effective teaching practices in the U.S. and has been adopted in more than 20 states. Gale developed alignments to the Danielson Framework in collaboration with certified teachers and district PD specialists to ensure they meet teachers’ PD requirements and goals.

View a video about this new alignment, here: http://bit.ly/2P4fLYj.

“I like the organization of these bundles because they allow principals to customize their professional development whether it be for the entire staff or individual teachers,” said Melissa Shenk, a sixth-grade teacher for Saginaw Public Schools in Michigan. “Using the books for individual professional development of teachers is extremely valuable, especially for those who may have scored low in a particular area on their evaluation.”

As educators strive to improve teaching practices, it’s essential they have access to resources that can be personalized and aligned with their goals and school expectations. With Gale’s PD collections on GVRL, educators easily access thousands of digital titles that support the Danielson Framework for Teaching from top PD publishers like: ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Solution Tree, Stenhouse Publishers and Times 10 Publications. This not only saves educators time, eliminating the laborious process of manually aligning PD resources with evaluation guides, but also gives teachers a voice and choice to pick evaluative content aligned to the dimension focus they need.

“This alignment has been super educational and relevant to the work I do every day,” said Andrea Misuraca, secondary curriculum coach at Van Dyke Public Schools district in Warren, Michigan. “The ability to search for specific terms and areas of need in the search engine [GVRL] and receive a great amount of resources specifically catered to those needs, is a timely way to easily get support. There are so many valuable resources for professional learning at our fingertips and this makes it so much easier to guide and coach our teachers in a way that provides them with the skills necessary to improve their practice.”

With Gale’s new PD plus framework alignments educators can:

• Easily access personalized resources aligned with teacher evaluations: get titles that are digitally aligned to teacher evaluation and assessment guides like the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

• Browse aligned titles by the Danielson domain or dimension: breakdown by domain and dimension helps teachers and administrators zero in on the right content for professional development and self-assessment.

• Access content from top PD publishers: gain unlimited and simultaneous access to content from top PD publishers like ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Solution Tree, Stenhouse Publishers and Times 10 Publications.

• Customize collections: use GVRL’s customization portal to further align titles within collection(s) to additional domains and dimensions to meet collective goals, or when choosing to bring in titles from additional Gale collections that are not aligned.

• Collaborate: use the power of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools to easily save, share and download content, including highlights and notes.

“We know educators are constantly struggling to improve their teaching practice, leverage technology in the classroom and otherwise update their skills,” said Lemma Shomali, director of K-12 products at Gale. “Aligning our PD collections on GVRL to the Danielson Framework for Teaching empowers educators to take their professional development into their own hands while meeting overarching district goals.”

To learn more about Gale’s PD alignment with Danielson Framework for Teaching, visit the PD plus framework alignments webpage, here: http://bit.ly/2NEt90B.

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

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Brill signs agreement to join CEPIEC’s Iresearch Platform

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:38

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 October 2018

International scholarly publisher Brill and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC) announced their agreement at the Frankfurt Book Fair to make Brill e-books available on CEPIEC’s newly launched Iresearch online platform.

CEPIEC only recently launched its state-of-the-art Iresearch online platform, which offers publishers’ content for research and reference to institutional customers and readers in China, with both a Chinese and an English interface. The new platform contains sophisticated knowledge graph technology and interactive tools to considerably enhance the search experience for users.

“The decision to join the Iresearch platform fits Brill’s global multi-channel, multi-platform sales strategy, whereby we offer access to our content directly via our own platform Brill.com or through several other third party platforms. We look forward to the collaboration with CEPIEC to increase and facilitate distribution and sales of Brill resources in China,” says Peter Coebergh, CEO of Brill.

“The construction of the Iresearch platform is an important component of CEPIEC’s Digital Development Strategy. The platform integrates high quality electronic book resources all over the world, aiming to provide rich academic research references to our institutional clients and readers. The cooperation with the Iresearch platform is an opportunity to build a closer comprehensive partnership between CEPIEC and Brill. ” says Jianxin Wang, President of CEPIEC.

For more information on the agreement contact Brill’s office in Beijing at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

About CEPIEC
Founded in 1987 by the Ministry of Education in Beijing, China, CEPIEC (China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd.) is one of the largest publications import & export enterprises in China. With all services rooted in Education, the foundation of CEPIEC development is to build good relationships with universities and colleges. In recent years, CEPIEC maintained the growth rate of businesses around 10%, with a market share of over 35% in China. CEPIEC has strong capabilities in import and export of foreign books, periodicals and many other content related products. CEPIEC also actively promotes the transition from print book to digital book. At the same time, international exhibitions and copyright business are expanded actively by the CEPIEC. For more information, visit www.cepiec.com.cn.

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Submissions Now Open for the 2019 SEE-IT™ Award from EBSCO Information Services

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:05

~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 04, 2018 — Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 15, 2019.

The SEE-IT Award was developed with EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Finalists for the 2019 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2019, and the winner will be announced in June 2019.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management, eBooks & E-Commerce, John Brennan, says the SEE-IT Award aims to promote the cultural and literary impact that youth graphic novels have on young readers. "Youth graphic novels offer incredible learning opportunities to young readers, especially those who flourish as visual learners. Together with the Children's Book Council, we look forward to celebrating the growth of this literary art form, and to help students develop a life-long love of reading through the annual SEE-IT Award."

The SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by Scholastic, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance, and overall artistic and literary appeal. While members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection.

The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at www.ebsco.com/see-it prior to the February 15, 2019 deadline.

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

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Brill acquires Deo Publishing

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:06

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 4 October 2018

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has acquired the full publication program of Deo Publishing (Blandford Forum, UK) with immediate effect.

Last month Brill and Deo Publishing reached an agreement to transfer all assets of Deo Publishing to Brill. With this Brill acquires several important book series in Religious Studies, with some 50 available titles and a healthy pipeline.

“Deo Publishing has developed strong book series which are a natural counterpart to some of our leading journals in Biblical and Pentecostal studies, such as the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and Biblical Interpretations,” says Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer. “We are delighted to become the successors of this prominent book list. The entire Deo catalogue will become available as an e-book collection on our platform, joining our suite of scholarly collections in this field of research.”

David Orton, owner and managing director of Deo Publishing, adds: “We were looking for a suitable candidate to continue the program and serve our authors and readers, and we are extremely grateful to have reached an agreement with Brill. Brill is not only an important global player in the Humanities, but they are also well positioned to expand our book program and turn it into a digital collection.”

For more information on this media alert, please contact Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice President Business Development Brill ([email protected]). For more information on sales and distribution, please contact [email protected], or for the Americas, [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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EBSCO Information Services Reaches More Than 120,000 DRM-Free E-Books Titles with EBSCO eBooks™

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:02

~ More than 850,000 Titles Available Through GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues its commitment to providing libraries and their patrons with access to high-quality e-book content by making more than 120,000 EBSCO eBooks™ Digital Rights Management (DRM) free. The DRM-free initiative reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to working with publishers to increase e-book options for libraries.

With DRM-free EBSCO eBooks, users can download either the full-book or unlimited chapters with no sign-in required, read them in any application and transfer them to any device. Users can select either PDF or EPUB for online viewing and download, and take advantage of Google Drive integration and smartphone/mobile optimization. EBSCO continues to invest in several accessibility initiatives for e-books, including enhanced linking to key content, improved keyboard navigation and working with publishers on best practices. With EBSCO eBooks, librarians have the choice between the DRM-free unlimited user version of a title or a limited user model with standard DRM-protection, enabling them to maximize their budgets and customize their collections to meet user demand. There are no access fees, platform fees, or service fees for EBSCO eBooks, and libraries can soon enjoy rapid MARC record delivery for cataloged titles within hours of purchase. For the EBSCO eBooks that remain DRM-protected, users can still easily download DRM-free chapters.

DRM-free EBSCO eBooks can be purchased on a title-by-title basis through preferred ordering services, including EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM), OASIS® and GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for academic libraries. GOBI offers more than 850,000 DRM-free titles to libraries and is the world’s largest source for DRM-free e-books for academic librarians.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says the increase in titles will further expand e-book options for libraries and enhance user experience. “EBSCO is dedicated to increasing options for libraries and their patrons, especially when it comes to providing high-quality, accessible e-book content. Together with our publisher partners, we’ve been able to reach the milestone of making more than 120,000 e-book titles available DRM-free – with many more to be available in the future.”

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Chief Operating Officer Darby Kopp says the inclusion of DRM-free titles reinforces GOBI’s commitment to improving librarians’ workflow. “In GOBI, librarians can easily find and order DRM-free e-books across a multitude of e-book platforms and can do so within their current workflow. GOBI provides visibility, insights and control to optimize collection development decisions and our support of DRM-free is a key part of this value we deliver to our customers.”

EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content, and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and more than 120,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

For more information about DRM-free e-books from EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

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

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Brill launches three new review journals in Religious Studies

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 08:26

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 September 2018

Brill publishers has launched three new titles in its successful suite of review journals, Brill Research Perspectives, on the subject of Religious Studies. The first issues are planned for 2019 and will become available online and in print.

Brill Research Perspectives provides researchers with the opportunity to give an account of the most recent scholarship and to define and direct the agenda for future research. They combine the verification of peer review, the high usage of reference works, and the pedagogy of textbooks. Designed for research communities in the Humanities, International Law, and Social Sciences, these journals distil the vast body of literature in a field into a more digestible format while linking to the primary sources.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Education, edited by Stephen G. Parker, University of Worcester, focuses on a dynamic and increasingly important area of work, intersecting the fields of theology and religious studies, and drawing upon the foundation disciplines and methodologies of philosophy, sociology, psychology and history of education. It is particularly focused upon religious education as variously conceived in different domestic, religious, educational, social and national contexts.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics, edited by Jocelyne Cesari, University of Birmingham and Georgetown University, is focused on research that addresses contemporary debates on religion and politics in a particular national or regional context or in a comparative way across religions or political contexts.

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Psychology, edited by Ralph W. Hood, Jr., University of Nevada, Reno, presents extended articles on theory and the integration of empirical data that bridge the gap between humanities studies and those of psychological science. It provides up-to-date information on the diversity of approaches and methods that psychologists are applying to illuminate the wide range of phenomena that either define or are associated with religion in individual cultures and globally.

For more information on these three new journals, contact Ms. Laura Morris, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, at [email protected].

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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New edition of the go-to reference for students and RIM professionals

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:15

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Records and Information Management, 2nd edition by Patricia C Franks.

The first edition of Records and Information Management was described by Archives and Records as, ‘a valuable up to date combined textbook and reference book which will enhance its readers’ knowledge irrespective of their place on the career ladder’. Since its publication in 2013, the records and information field has evolved considerably with the growth of the internet of things; the extreme volume and variety of data produced more quickly than ever; the increased necessity of employing technology to categorize, analyze, and make use of the data; the recognition of the value of information assets; and the emergence of new business models that leverage the power of algorithms to manipulate data.

The new second edition cements this work’s status as an up-to-date classic, with its content updated and expanded to address emerging technologies, most notably blockchain and evolving standards and practices. Franks presents complete coverage of the records and information lifecycle model, encompassing paper, electronic (databases, office suites, email), and new media records (blogs, chat messages, and software as a service). Informed by an advisory board of experts in the field and with contributions by noted authorities, the text addresses such key topics as the origins and development of records and information; the discipline of information governance and developing a strategic records management plan; creation/capture and classification; retention strategies, inactive records management, archives, and long-term preservation; access, storage, and retrieval; electronic records and electronic records management systems; the latest on rapidly evolving technologies such as web records, social media, and mobile devices; vital records, disaster preparedness and recovery, and business continuity; monitoring, auditing, and risk management; and education and training.

Patricia C Franks said, ‘The breadth of knowledge expected of the successful records professional continues to expand. It now includes the need to better understand not only the business process but also the goals of the organization from a business perspective...this book, therefore, differs from traditional records management works by placing equal emphasis on business operations out of which records arise and the ways in which the records professional can contribute to the core mission of the enterprise beyond the lifecycle management of records.’

The book’s authoritative blend of theory and practice makes it a matchless resource for everyone in the archives and records management field, including archivists, records managers, and information managers, regardless of their job title (e.g. digital archivist, knowledge management advisor, information governance specialist).

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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:
More information about the book: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=304301
Records and Information Management, 2nd edition | Sep 2018 | 448pp | paperback: 9781783304301 | £69.95

Patricia C Franks is an associate Professor in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San Jos̩ State University in California, where she serves as the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) Program Coordinator and the SLIS Internship Program Coordinator. Dr. Franks supervises virtual interns and teaches courses related to information organizations and management, archival studies, and records management. Her professional activities include working with ARMA International, most recently as Consensus Group Leader for both ANSI/ARMA 1-2011 Implications of Web-Based, Collaborative Technologies in Records Management and ARMA TR 21-2012 Using Social Media in Organizations.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It will be available in North America from the American Library Association. Link to the US edition: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/records-and-information-management-...

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EBSCO Information Services Releases Serials Price Projection Report for 2019

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:04

~ Overall Effective Publisher Price Increases Expected to be in the Range of Five to Six Percent ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 20, 2018 — The 2019 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now available. The report projects that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic medical libraries are expected to be in the range of five to six percent (before currency impact). EBSCO releases the Serials Price Projections Report based on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for the renewals season.

The Serials Price Projection Report looks at market dynamics highlighting many topics that impact the scholarly information marketplace, including library budget challenges, government mandates, political climates, collection assessment and evaluation tools, Open Access (OA), publisher consolidation, publisher business models, increased publisher competition for content and organized piracy.

The 2019 serials marketplace continues to see steady, annual publisher price increases, with no indicators this will change. Library budget growth remains a top concern, generally lagging behind annual inflation in journal pricing in spite of the annual price increase caps applied to many e-journal packages.

According to key economic indicators, the U.S. economy is doing well with steady growth, low unemployment and little inflation. Though overall budgets in the U.S. academic library market show modest improvements, the budget for serials materials generally have not kept pace with annual journal price inflation. Outside the U.S., instances of continued library budget contraction continue.

Although the serial price forecasts are based upon careful analysis, EBSCO recommends caution when using these projections, as they rely on historical trends and current estimates. EBSCO will update the projection information if economic conditions warrant it.

To read the 2019 Serials Price Projection Report in its entirety and view the Five-Year Journal Price Increase History, visit: Link

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

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:52

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 13 September 2018

Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture is the title of a new peer-reviewed journal and reference publication that features studies exploring all aspects of popular culture today, from its traditional platforms, audiences and traditional electronic media, to contemporary digital media.

The intended audience of Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture is the network of scholars and instructors involved in popular culture studies and cognate disciplines (Psychology, Culture Studies, Literary Criticism, Anthropology, Musicology, Sociology, Neuroscience, and Art Criticism). Each issue will be available online and in print, with the first two issues planned for publication in 2019.

Brill Research Perspectives combine the verification of peer review, the high usage of reference works, and the pedagogy of textbooks. Designed for research communities in the Humanities, International Law, and Social Sciences, these journals distil the vast body of literature in a field into a more digestible format while linking to the primary sources.

For more information on this journal visit www.brill.com/rppc or contact the Acquisitions Editor, Jason Prevost 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, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes 284 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit www.brill.com.

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Books are medicine for the soul

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:51

Facet Publishing announce the release of Bibliotherapy, edited by Sarah McNicol and Liz Brewster.

Bibliotherapy has developed over the past 100 years, but the premise remains the same: that information, guidance, and solace can be found in books. Bibliotherapy schemes have been offered in UK public libraries and healthcare and community settings since the early 2000s, providing access to selected written materials which it is hoped will have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing.

Liz Brewster and Sarah McNicol’s new book explores the history and theory of bibliotherapy for the first time, illustrating the contemporary debates amongst researchers and explaining how these relate to the work of bibliotherapy practitioners. A key focus of the book is on methods of offering bibliotherapy for diverse audiences, including homeless populations, psychiatric patients, non-native speakers and people living with dementia.

Bob Usherwood, Professor Emeritus at The University of Sheffield said, “This life-affirming text is essential reading not only for those concerned with bibliotherapy but for all who believe in the value and potential of library services in the modern world.”

The book includes case studies from around work illustrating how particular approaches to bibliotherapy can be used across different settings including, communities living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa, homeless people in Australia, socially vulnerable patients, particularly those with drug-use problems in Uruguay and speakers of English as an additional language in England.

The editors said, “Our aim is that this book contributes to the ongoing debates about the theory of bibliotherapy and its practical application, by focusing on the theoretical basis and history of bibliotherapy, as well as current practitioners”.

The book will be of interest to researchers and theorists, those managing bibliotherapy programmes in health, public and academic libraries and healthcare providers and those with an interest in wellbeing more generally.

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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

Notes:
Link to more info:http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=303410

Bibliotherapy | Sep 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783303410 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783303427 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783303434

Sarah McNicol is a Research Associate at the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked as an Information Studies researcher since 2000 and she previously worked as a school librarian. At present, much of her research is focused around the use of graphic comics and novels to explore a range of issues, in particular health and wellbeing.

Liz Brewster is a Lecturer at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University. Her research focuses on experiences of mental health and wellbeing, particularly how creative activities such as reading may affect mental health. She has previously worked in academic and public libraries.

Contributors
Natalia Tukhareli, Fiona Bailey, Susan McLaine, Elizabeth Mackenzie, David Chamberlain, Cristina Deberti Martins, Rosie May Walworth, Kate Gielgud, Elena Azadbakht and Tracy Englert.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to pre-order from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It will be available in North America from the American Library Association: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/bibliotherapy

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PPF Provides Subscription Management Solutions for Five New Publisher Partners

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:17

~ Publishers Focus on Editorial Content as PPF Provides Specialized Institutional Back Office Support ~

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September 12, 2018 – Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF) partnered with five subscription management clients over the past year, providing various combinations of fulfillment, customer service, trials, renewals, reporting, marketing, distribution and ecommerce solutions.
Recent publisher partnerships include:
• PPF coordinated a year-long journals marketing campaign on behalf of Springer Publishing Company to promote its Essential Nursing Collection across a variety of market segments. With more than 20 journals in the nursing, behavioral and health sciences, and medical fields, PPF now works with Springer Publishing Company to provide a suite of back office services that includes coordination with members of the Academy of Neonatal Nursing.
• Similarly, Human Kinetics began its relationship with PPF as an InfoShare client, a service designed to improve exposure at industry conferences and events. Promotions were expanded to include a year-long journals campaign, leading to subscription management covering almost 30 titles in the field of physical activity and health. Back office services include coordination with nineteen societies worldwide.
• PPF’s partnership with Water Environment Federation (WEF) began with the successful implementation of a trial book fulfillment program to convert print subscribers to online access. WEF’s affiliation with the American Public Health Association, a long-time PPF subscription management client, helped pave the way for PPF to provide services for WEF’s Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater.
• Grand Valley State University, publisher of The Foundation Review, is one of a growing number of university presses serviced by PPF, joining the University of South Carolina’s National Resource Center and Rockefeller University Press for subscription management solutions, along with PPF marketing client Penn State University Press.
• PPF is also pleased to begin working with Sagamore Publishing to provide back office services for eight journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, and education.
Joining forces with PPF allows publishers to focus on editorial content, as they benefit from over forty years of experience with promoting and managing institutional subscriptions. A division of EBSCO, PPF is uniquely positioned to offer publishers the stability and diversified resources of a large, global company, while also offering the personal attention and responsiveness of a small, privately held business.
For more information about PPF, please visit: ppfebsco.com.
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About Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF)
Publisher Promotion & Fulfillment (PPF), a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with publishers worldwide since 1975 to provide customized journal subscription fulfillment services for scientific, technical, medical and business publications. A trusted publisher partner in the STM community, PPF offers a comprehensive solution for publishers, including renewal and marketing services, journal subscription fulfillment, finances and subscriber communication. Visit www.ppfebsco.com to learn more.

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

For more information, please contact:
Mariana Piazza
Marketing Account Specialist
(205) 980-2722
[email protected]

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Gale Transforms Digital Humanities Research with Launch of New Digital Scholar Lab

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:32

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Removes Barriers to Entry into Digital Scholarship, Streamlining Workflows, Driving Visualizations and Discoveries

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 11, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is changing the way scholars and students access and analyze raw text data. Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment launched by the company today, allows students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources archives in a single research platform. This new research environment removes key barriers to entry into digital scholarship, enabling users at any level to perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts, streamlining the workflow process to help generate new research insights.

This new platform marks a major milestone in the innovative evolution of Gale’s unrivaled primary source collections and the research possibilities that emerge from natural language processing. Read our blog on Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, here: http://bit.ly/2N4dVqn.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab provides a critical infrastructure for digital humanities research and instruction as well as simplifies complex workflows by integrating the most commonly used open source tools. This combination of content and tools allows researchers to analyze texts in ways that are unattainable through traditional close reading, allowing configuration of tools and content sets to meet users’ specific needs in a single research environment.

View a video of Gale's Digital Humanities Specialist, Wendy Kurtz, discussing what the Digital Scholar Lab is, why it was created and what makes it unique, here: http://bit.ly/2CJGrc0.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab is built on user-based design principles that helps keep research activities organized and accessible. It combines analysis-ready raw text data with digital tools and algorithms to generate visualizations and discoveries that are the hallmark of data mining and digital scholarship. Importantly, the entirely new platform has been architected for interoperability to flexibly allow future sharing of analytical tools and to promote the global spread of digital scholarship.

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab supports a broad spectrum of users:

• Scholars: The Digital Scholar Lab gives access to large data sets that are easily mined and edited for use in custom applications and digital tools without costly and time-intensive data clean-up.

• Librarians: With Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, libraries can provide researchers of all levels the opportunity to engage with the humanities in entirely new ways without capital investment in costly computing environments, thus strengthening the library’s relationships across campus and increasing the value of its collections.

• Students: As a teaching tool, the Digital Scholar Lab provides a familiar navigational interface style for students new to text data mining and introduces them to textual analysis in a streamlined manner.

As academic libraries continually shift to keep up with the changing needs of research and scholarship, many are looking at the digital humanities as an opportunity for closer collaboration with faculty and other campus stakeholders.

With the Digital Scholar Lab, Gale has created a research environment that helps bridge the gap that often exists between scholarly resources and faculty researchers/students. By shrinking the distance between available content and natural language processing tools, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab provides access to open source and proprietary tools that are frequently required to support libraries that are investing in becoming “Digital Humanities Centers.”

With Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab, users can:

• Search and create robust content/data sets from their library’s Gale Primary Sources collections.

• Use analysis tools and visualize results.

• Organize research and manage long-term projects.

• Download and share visualizations, statistical data and textual data sets.

“Gale pioneered digital delivery of primary source archives making unique special library collections accessible to researchers globally,” said Marc Cormier, Director of Product Management for the Humanities at Gale. “Today, we launch a new platform equal to the task of analyzing massive content collections such a Gale Primary Sources with the intent of promoting new discoveries and broadening access to the tools of digital humanities.”

To request a trial, visit Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab webpage, here: http://bit.ly/2N9lpbG.

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

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