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Tes Launches Brand New Digital Edition

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:22

London, 23rd March 2020

Individual and institutional subscribers can now access a growing archive of digital issues of Tes. Available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android devices, the new digital resource is essential weekly reading for all those in the education sector.

Beginning life as a pull-out supplement in The Times newspaper over 100 years ago, the weekly magazine has delivered in-depth features on pedagogy and education research for the past decade. Tes is an education business that supports teachers, school staff and schools to succeed in every aspect of their teaching life and the magazine’s contents aims to provide readers with the best practice, pedagogical tips and real-life experiences in their work as inspirational educators.

The new archive comprises back issues from the start of 2020 onwards and will grow with each new issue published. Individual and institutional subscribers will benefit from an intuitive digital interface and advanced search functionalities that extend across all devices.

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

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

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

Head of Operations Greg Frost said: “It’s brilliant to be able to offer a cutting-edge digital edition of the magazine. The archive will grow in size and depth as the weeks pass, allowing readers to delve into an ever-expanding back catalogue of past articles and features at the click of a button.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “We’re delighted to have Tes on board. The magazine’s crucial content surrounding education will be of immense value to institutions all over the world.”

About Tes:

Tes editorial has been the voice of teachers and education since it started life as a supplement in The Times newspaper over 100 years ago. For the past decade, they have been delivering in-depth features on pedagogy and education research in the weekly Tes magazine. In addition, hundreds of thousands of teachers and school leaders from across the world visit tes.com/news for daily updates on education news and peer-to peer discussion and debate.

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 with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Schreiner University goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:21

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Schreiner University of Kerrville, Texas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 108,000 plus holdings from the Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://schreiner.bywatersolutions.com/.

About the Logan Library Schreiner University
The William M. Logan Library supports undergraduate to graduate-level teaching and learning by developing student-focused resources, services, and environments that support all disciplines of study and life-long educational development.

Read more at http://library.schreiner.edu/about

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

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

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

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

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

Equinox Welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:06

Duluth, Ga., March 23, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020.

Equinox was founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. In 2016 it became a non-profit with a mission to advance open source technologies through on-going involvement in the open source community. As part of furthering its non-profit mission, Equinox is pleased to welcome Lisa Carlucci.

Lisa Carlucci brings to Equinox two decades of library, technology, and management experience, including managing library systems and services and leading the development of innovative information and educational technologies. Carlucci is currently the Executive Director at Library Connection, Inc., in Windsor, Connecticut, and was previously the Director of Dissemination and Implementation at the Center for Social Innovation (C4 Innovations) in Needham, Massachusetts. She was also a librarian and project manager at Yale University, library systems administrator at Southern Connecticut State University, and training and curriculum developer at OCLC. She is the founder of Design Think Do consulting and a speaker and writer on library innovation. A graduate of Syracuse University, Carlucci was recognized by Library Journal as a “Mover and Shaker” and was named an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association.

“I am excited to join the Equinox team and work together to expand the reach of sustainable open source solutions,” said Lisa Carlucci. “Equinox Open Library Initiative is committed to advancing innovation and empowering all libraries to meet the evolving needs of their communities. I look forward to bringing my energy, experience, and enthusiasm to this important work.”

To learn more about Equinox Open Library Initiative as well as our ongoing collaborations with libraries and the open source community please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Arlington Public Library

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:39

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they are providing support and hosting services for the Aspen Discovery Open Source system for Arlington Public Library in Virginia. Arlington Public Library has a service population of over 212,000 individuals, a collection of 500,000 plus resources, and an annual circulation of 3 million transactions a year.

You can view Arlington's Aspen Discovery interface by visiting: https://libcat.arlingtonva.us/

Here is a recent quote from Mark Noble, Developer for Aspen Discovery:

It's been truly inspiring to work with such a dedicated team to make Aspen Discovery even more accessible for our public users. The improvements made to Aspen for this migration represents a monumental push into the development of Aspen as an Open Source product.

About Arlington Public Library
Arlington Public Library is the heart of a thoughtful, inclusive and dynamic community where people and ideas connect.

Read more at https://library.arlingtonva.us/about-us/

Here is a recent quote from the Arlington Library Web Team:

We are extremely excited to significantly expand the functionality of our discovery services with Aspen. Some of the new features like uploading custom covers to any record, separating physical from eContent materials when looking at checkouts and holds and improved OverDrive integration were completed before go-live, has us thrilled to be partnering with ByWater Solutions for this project.

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 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 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.

For More Information
Jessica Zairo
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: aspenaspen discoveryDiscovery layerdiscovery solutionsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Hollis Social Library Goes Live with ByWater Koha Support

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Hollis Social Library, Hollis, New Hampshire is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 39,000 plus holdings from TLC Library. Solution ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://hollisnh.bywatersolutions.com/.

About Hollis Social Library
The Mission of the Hollis Social Library is to connect patrons with informational, cultural, and recreational resources to enrich life, promote literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity, support lifelong learning, and stimulate the imagination.

Read more at https://www.hollislibrary.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 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
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
ByWater Solutions
bywatersolutions.com
Phone:(888)900-8944

Technologies: Open SourceTags: kohakohailsOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

Gale Unveils Fourth Installment of Archives of Sexuality and Gender Series

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:22

Primary Source Collection Explores the Untold Stories of Southern African and Australian LGBTQ History and Culture

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – March 17, 2020 – In collaboration with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the fourth installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality and Gender series. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, a part of Gale Primary Sources, explores the untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture, with a focus on southern Africa and Australia throughout the 20th century (1820-2016). This never-before-digitized collection expands upon the first three archives, providing researchers and scholars access to thousands of rare and unique resources that offer historical perspectives into the populations and regions of the world that have been underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive: http://bit.ly/3b0dULn.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture presents cultural and social histories, struggles for rights and freedoms, explorations of sexuality and organizations and prominent figures in LGBTQ history in southern Africa and Australia. Additionally, it presents documentation of grassroots activism, the papers of lesbian and feminist organizations, and lesbian culture internationally. Researchers and scholars will gain key insights into the oppression, struggles and triumphs of southern African and Australian LGBTQ individuals and groups as well as international lesbian activism and herstory.

View a video on the value and uniqueness of the new archive: http://bit.ly/3d37U6F.

“Gale is committed to publishing collections that support the study and inclusion of diverse and minority voices,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “Offering new perspectives on sexuality and gender studies while making certain LGBTQ history is not erased from the historical record supports initiatives to decolonize the curriculum and are key goals of the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Gale is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to preserving cultural memory.”

Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture features three unique collections that highlight the struggle for equality, document social activism and detail the development of LGBTQ culture and society:

• Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA): a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) culture and education in southern Africa. It was founded to address the erasure of LGBTQ experiences from official archives, histories and other spaces in South Africa. Collections feature:

• Papers of Simon Tseko Nkoli: a prominent anti-apartheid, gay and lesbian rights, and HIV/AIDS activist.

• Papers of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG): a nonprofit LGBTIQ advocacy organization offering counseling and health services and raising awareness against persecution.

• Exit Newspaper: South Africa’s longest-running monthly LGBTIQ publication.

• Papers of LEGATRA: The Lesbians, Gays and Transgender Persons Association (LEGATRA) was established in 1997 as an alliance for the defense of lesbians, gays and transgender persons’ basic human rights in Zambia. Due to institutional harassment, LEGATRA was short lived, with most members fleeing Zambia’s borders.

• Papers of Joy Wellbeloved: prominent transgender activist involved with the Phoenix Society, an organization for white men who dressed in women’s clothing.

• Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA): Australia’s only community group that collects, preserves and makes LGBTIQ material from across the country readily accessible. The ALGA periodicals collection represents the history of the early gay liberation movement in Australia from the 1970s to the 2010s. The ALGA and Gale have partnered to digitize more than 150 titles from the collection, with particular strengths in 1970s to 1980s activism, cultural and social history, community newsletters, support groups, the arts and entertainment and the AIDS crisis.

All six Australian states are represented in the collection, offering LGBTIQ history across the continent. Titles include:

• National level: OutRage and Gayzette.

• State level: CAMP NSW Newsletter and Speaking Volumes (Adelaide).

• Metropolitan centers: Capital Q (Sydney) and Now in Melbourne.

• Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA): gathers and preserves records of lesbian lives and activities. The collection includes nearly 130,000 pages of manuscripts and ephemera from two collections:

• Organization Files: content from more than 1,600 groups that focus on lesbian issues and women’s/feminist groups with a lesbian focus or participation.

• Geographic Files: local “lesbian/gay maps,” event flyers, bar listings, newspaper clippings and local newsletters gathered from around the world, covering Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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

This fourth installment offers:

• access to more than 450,000 pages of rare content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sexuality and gender in southern Africa and Australia.

• untold stories of LGBTQ history and culture in southern Africa and Australia, regions generally underrepresented in the study of sexuality and gender.

• coverage of organizations involved in lesbian rights in the 20th century, as well as lesbian ephemera from each of the states in the U.S. and countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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

The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program is complementary to Gale’s Dartmouth Medal winning, Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality, LGBTQ history, and gender studies.

To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality and Gender: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture webpage: http://bit.ly/3d127hM.

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

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

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EBSCO eBooks™ Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2020 ASPIRE Accessibility Audit

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:03

EBSCO eBooks™ Named Top E-Book Platform Provider in 2020 ASPIRE Accessibility Audit
~ EBSCO eBooks™ Receives First-Ever Maximum Score for a Platform or Publisher ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 12, 2020 — For the second time, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 46 e-book platforms assessed in the 2020 ASPIREverified Accessibility Audit with the first-ever perfect score of 100 percent. This honor recognizes an organization’s commitment to improving the content and communication of its accessibility statements in order to provide full transparency to customers and end-users.

ASPIREverified is the first verification service for accessibility statements in the publishing industry. This service helps create a transparent environment for content by reviewing, scoring, and verifying the accessibility statements of top publishers and vendors. Their efforts aim to promote accessibility by encouraging publishers and platform providers to supply clear communications to customers and to continue to improve transparency surrounding their products. In the 2019 ASPIREverified audit, EBSCO received a Gold score of 85 percent. EBSCO has proven its dedication to improving the user experience by not only increasing its score by 15 percentage points, but also by becoming the first platform or publisher to achieve a maximum.

EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management for EBSCO eBooks™ Kara Kroes Li says this ranking reflects EBSCO’s continued commitment to improving the user experience of EBSCO products. “Being the first platform provider to receive a perfect score on the ASPIRElist shows our dedication to accessibility and to the inclusion of all users, regardless of ability. The ASPIRE project helped us understand the importance of clear and comprehensive accessibility documentation, which saves students’ time and improves their experience with our products. Inclusion in this audit also provides us insights that we can use to further improve the accessibility of EBSCO eBooks. We are grateful to our partners at ASPIRE for moving the industry forward through this valuable project.”

In addition to participating in the ASPIRE audit, EBSCO recently unveiled a series of enhancements, new capabilities and interface designs that will be delivered over the coming year and beyond that will improve the user experience. The roadmap highlights the efforts EBSCO is making to ensure products are not only usable but also accessible to every user, keeping their unique needs in mind. With the help of EBSCO’s partners, W3C and The Carroll Center for Blind, EBSCO has been able to conduct user research and perform on-site testing that ensures the advancement toward WCAG 2.1AA compliance.

EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of User Experience and Product Management Tim Lull says as EBSCO is working toward platform enhancements that have accessibility at their core, this designation is a sign that the company is moving in the right direction. “The ASPIREverified audit results are a great indicator that focusing on the user experience and factoring accessibility into all development projects is the way to go, and as the EBSCO platform evolves we expect even more improvements that will positively impact the experience of all users.”

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 1,500,000 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, and clinical decisions 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 1,500,000 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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EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:05

EBSCO Information Services Acquires Linked Data Infrastructure Provider, Zepheira
~ Zepheira Uncovers Connections to Library Data and Supports Open Discovery ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 27, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira uncovers previously hidden data and insights for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to making information available when, where and how users need it.

The team behind Zepheira were leaders within the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortia (W3C) while at MIT and co-founded the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative at OCLC. More recently Zepheira provided the technical leadership for the Library of Congress in developing the BIBFRAME Linked Data standard for bibliographic data. These are trusted and highly utilized data standards and working groups setting industry standards in both the library and broader information services community.

Zepheira’s linked data technology allows library data to be referenced on the open web and in knowledge panels by service providers such as Google. This makes it easier to bring additional patrons into the library system, expanding the reach of its content, and provides enriched and contextually relevant information for patrons. Following the integration of library collections data into the Google knowledge panel at the end of last year, the impact of these technologies for libraries is increasing. EBSCO first partnered with Zepheira in 2015 and the partnership includes data enrichment services with NoveList® Select, offering additional data access points to patrons searching for reading resources.

Zepheira’s expertise and technologies combined with EBSCO’s resources, library collections and open web resources will bring advanced new capabilities to shared products and services. In the future, Zepheira’s linked data capabilities will have far-ranging applications across information discovery, resource management and stewardship.

Founder and CEO of Zepheira, Eric Miller, says joining EBSCO is a great next step for Zepheira. “Our companies’ missions and cultures are closely aligned. With our combined capabilities and resources, we can more effectively weave the best of what libraries and the web offer each other and deliver increased value to the communities we both care about.”

EBSCO Information Services Vice President, NoveList, Danielle Borasky, says this combination will leverage the power of EBSCO’s depth and breadth of content and large network of partners. “We know how important it is for libraries to be more visible and connected to their communities. We have been working with Zepheira to help libraries increase their reach and expand their data, making their collections available to a wider audience. With this acquisition, we look to continue our mission to make it easy for patrons to find the information they need through their library, anytime, anywhere.”

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

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

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Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

Wed, 02/26/2020 - 11:54

Gale Presents: Udemy Connects Patrons to On-Demand Video Courses for Personalized Learning and Upskilling

PLA Conference, NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 26, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business – that provides patrons access to over 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across more than 75 categories. Now libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy.

As the employment landscape continuously changes, workers are being tasked to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive. Studies show that on average, workers change jobs 12 times in their lifetime[i], making it essential for libraries to offer services that help adults build new skills that align with industry trends and to prepare for the shift toward workforce automation. Gale Presents: Udemy empowers users to keep up with these demands, providing upskilling opportunities in areas such as business, tech, design and more to enable professional and personal success.

View the video on Gale Presents: Udemy, here: http://bit.ly/2VmFEoS.

“We partnered with Udemy because we have a shared belief in the power and joy of learning. Our mission for public libraries is to expand their role within the communities they serve by supporting their commitment to lifelong learning and workforce development,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale Presents: Udemy helps achieve this by providing self-paced, personalized learning opportunities that help libraries transform lives.”

With a library card, along with a Google or Microsoft account at participating public libraries, patrons can access thousands of online courses as well as select instructors and content that best match their skills needs and learning preferences. Users can filter search results by course features, competency level, duration, topic and ratings, enabling them to pave their own learning journey. When courses are completed, users receive a certificate of course completion.

“Libraries have always been centers for lifelong learning and personal and professional development, which is core to our mission at Udemy,” said Darren Shimkus, president of Udemy for Business. “We’re thrilled to partner with Gale to offer fresh content on relevant and cutting-edge topics, and arm patrons with the skills required in today’s workplace and beyond."

Gale Presents: Udemy provides:

• Unlimited, On-Demand Access to 4,000+ Curated Courses Across More Than 75 Categories: access to high-quality, in-demand content covering technical and business skills.

• Curated Collection of Courses from the Udemy.com Marketplace: gives users access to the latest courses on top trending and relevant skills, helping them achieve success at work and in life.

• Up-to-Date Courses: provides the most current and relevant content available on the market. Courses are updated or replaced monthly with new material on emerging topics, ensuring learners are developing skills in the most relevant, in-demand areas.

• World-Class Instructors: users are taught by leading experts who are world-class thought leaders, subject matter experts, bestselling authors and award-winning professors who are working and making advancements in their fields.

• Smart Recommendations: gives users course suggestions based on previous interactions with the platform.

• Supplemental Course Resources: helps reinforce learning and put newly learned skills into practice. More than 60% of courses in Gale Presents: Udemy include assignments, quizzes, practice tests and coding exercises. Additionally, 90% of the courses offer subtitles and/or transcripts for video lectures to support a variety of learning styles.

• Anytime, Anywhere Access: with the iOS and Android apps, users can download courses to view offline, listen with podcast-style audio and watch using Chromecast or Apple TV.

Gale will showcase Gale Presents: Udemy at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, February 26-28 in Nashville, TN at Gale booth #712.

For more information or to request a trial, visit the Gale Presents: Udemy webpage: http://bit.ly/2STILTz.

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 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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Ian Fleming’s Literary Journal The Book Collector Launches Complete Digital Archive

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:07

The complete archive of The Book Collector, a literary journal founded by author Ian Fleming in 1952, is now available for individual and institutional subscriptions worldwide. It currently comprises 280 issues that can be seamlessly accessed on web, IOS and Android devices.

Commenting on all aspects of the book, the quarterly issues of The Book Collector feature fascinating articles written by international experts together with book reviews, auction results indexed by title and author, details of book dealers’ catalogues and of exhibitions held worldwide. Ian Fleming, who was most famously known for his creation of the character of James Bond but who also had a lesser-known passion for book collecting, founded The Book Collector the same year that he wrote Casino Royale, the first Bond novel. The range and sharpness of the writing make The Book Collector an essential resource for all who are interested in our literary heritage, whether students, academics or literature enthusiasts.

The new digital archive’s intuitive stacking interface means that each decade, year and issue benefits from the advanced search functionalities of the Exact Editions platform. Specific authors, articles and topics can be located instantly and shared with fellow subscribers at the touch of a button, constituting a seamless reader experience.

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

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-book-collector

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/the-book-collector

Publisher James Fleming said: “The brand new digital archive will be a resource that proves second to none to those who study or have a passion for literature. We’re excited to be working with Exact Editions to extend the journal’s reach to an international academic audience.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “It’s a joy to have the complete archive of The Book Collector on the platform. The issues have transferred wonderfully to both web and mobile digital platforms and it will attract subscribers from around the globe.”

About The Book Collector:

The Book Collector has now been published without break for nearly seventy years. It comes out quarterly and offers 192 pages of wit, pleasure and knowledge on all aspects of the book. Each issue contains up to ten articles, illustrated as appropriate, plus reviews, prices at book auctions, obituaries and a section on world-wide book chat.

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 with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Contract Renewal The Hague Academy of International Law and Brill

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:38

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 February 2020

Brill and The Hague Academy of International Law have renewed their co-publishing agreement for the publications of The Hague Academy, in print and online. With this new agreement the successful collaboration between the Academy and Brill of the past 15 years will be continued in the coming years.

The publications of The Hague Academy include the Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye/Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law, the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and the Pocket Book Series. All publications are available in print and electronic form.

Erik De Baedts, Treasurer of The Hague Academy (based at the Peace Palace), says: “At times when tensions in international relations are rising, the field of international law is more important than ever. The publications the Hague Academy provides are a cornerstone in the further study and development of international law. The Academy highly appreciates the fact that Brill, through its networks and experience, is actively engaging in broader marketing and wider distribution of these publications throughout the world.”

Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill, comments: “We are very proud to continue our partnership with The Hague Academy of International Law in the coming years. We look forward to further expand the market coverage of its prestigious publishing program and to work with the Academy on the development of new publishing initiatives.”

For more information on this collaboration, contact Hans van der Meij, Director of Academic Relations & Publishing Partnerships at Brill, via [email protected].

About The Hague Academy of International Law
Since its beginning in 1923, The Hague Academy of International Law has been a leading center for high-level teaching and research in public and private international law. Every year, the Academy organizes its renowned Summer Courses for hundreds of participants from all over the world, and since 2019 it expanded its program with Winter Courses. The courses are given by distinguished experts, including academics, practitioners, diplomats, and other experts. The courses are published in the series Recueil des cours/Collected Courses, available both in print and electronic form.

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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Gale and Washington State Library Support Middle School Student Reading Development Through Large Print Books

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:42

89 Middle Schools in Washington State Receive Curated Collection of Thorndike Press Large Print Books to Advance Literacy and Nurture Positive Reading Habits

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and PULLMAN, Wash. – February 19, 2020 – Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Washington State Library improve student literacy. The two organizations have partnered to deploy a special collection of 30 large print books to 89 middle school libraries across Washington state. Now reluctant and struggling readers have access to a valuable literacy intervention resource that not only strengthens and develops literacy skills, but also supports the development of lifelong reading habits students need to become future-ready learners.

Research shows that large print text can improve reading confidence and skill level in students. A recent study conducted by Project Tomorrow®, an education nonprofit, indicates that students in grades 3-12 who read large print books developed stronger reading skills, felt more comfortable reading and adopted new, positive reading mindsets.

“Reading is so important for overall learning and development. Our mission is to connect Washington through the power of libraries while building strong and informed communities, and reading accessibility is key to making that happen,” said Cindy Aden, Washington State Librarian. “We know that middle school can be a time when students’ reading habits may slow down and providing large print materials is one more way for school libraries to make sure their collections are accessible to all readers.”

Thorndike Press large print books are similar in size and have the same cover art as the original edition. By using a 16-point font on thinner, higher quality paper and laying out the text to maximize the use of white space, the books reduce eyestrain and increase readability.

The large print collection was funded by a grant program from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). All middle schools in Washington were eligible and invited to apply to receive the collection. Washington State Library selected Thorndike Press as a partner due to its broad selection of young adult titles, similar look to standard print editions and affordable pricing. Front Desk, The Stars Beneath our Feet, Dragon Pearl, On the Come Up and Puddin’ are among the 30 titles chosen by Washington State Library.

Early reactions from grant recipients include:

“We have a lot of students whose reading levels are well below middle school. Having large print books helps them access reading and books they generally are too afraid to try because of how long they are. With the larger font, they feel they can have a better chance at reading the book, don’t lose their place, and causes less frustration. The collection of books also gave them great variety for free choice.” –Middle School Librarian in Vancouver, WA

“Several students have told me they really love the large print books because a larger font makes it ‘easier to read.’ I have no doubt, in the short time they've been available to students, they will continue to be popular. I have duplicate copies of several of these titles and when given a choice of format, I'm noticing that students actually prefer the large print.” –Middle School Librarian in Lacey, WA

“I've had students choose to put a "regular" book back on the shelf so that they can take the large print edition instead.” –Middle School Librarian in Spokane Valley, WA

“Large print materials are more than books, they are a gateway for students to find their passion for reading,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale, a Cengage company. “The large print format is changing lives by providing readers with a literacy solution that works – I couldn’t be happier that we’re able to extend this opportunity to students across Washington state.”

About Washington State Library
The Washington State Library (WSL) is part of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State. Connecting Washington through the power of libraries, WSL seeks to build prosperous and informed communities by providing technology, access to information, and resources to its patrons. The Library connects Washingtonians to their history, employing digital initiatives and other preservation strategies to tell the stories of local communities and to celebrate our common heritage. In addition, WSL provides important resources for professional skills building and helps foster civic engagement by empowering state legislators and their staff, state agencies, and citizens with historical knowledge and research tools to make informed decisions.

Follow WSL on:
• Twitter - @WAStateLib
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonStateLibrary
• Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/washingtonstatelibrary/

About Thorndike Press
As the leading large print publisher, Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, helps readers of all ages enjoy books. Publishing unabridged reprints in large print format for middle grade and young adult readers started in 1999 and our catalog of more than 400 titles grows monthly with high-interest fiction and nonfiction books, including contemporary classics, award-winners and bestsellers. Our commitment to producing high quality, 100% guaranteed large print books supports young readers as they develop the skills necessary to become successful, confident, lifelong readers.

Follow Thorndike Press on:
• Twitter - @ThorndikePress
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThorndikePress/

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

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

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#1 International Best Seller: Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature by Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:17

(Santa Fe, NM, February 17, 2020) Join Enneagram Press and PenPower Book Marketing Services in congratulating Santa Fe author Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD, on the release of her revised and updated book, Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature, a #1 International best selling book. Released on February 14, 2020, Deep Living with the Enneagram will take you on a journey from disconnection to wholeness. Discover what it means to heal the roots of inner struggle and recover your innate capacity for wholeness.

Written with the awareness that we aren’t given a guidebook that helps us comprehend who we really are, how to experience life with less stress and struggle, or how we can live with more authenticity, the expanded purpose of this revised and updated edition is twofold: first, to provide ways to build on our innate though often unrecognized capacities for developing a strong core foundation to serve as an anchor in today’s uncertain times; and second, to enhance awareness that our personal level of presence—freedom from compulsions of the habitual self and receptivity to new ways of being—makes a difference not only in our own lives but to the well-being of others and the planet.

Drawing upon the sacred-psychology of the Enneagram and the power of presence, this book guides us in recovering more and more of who we truly are. With compassion, wisdom, and practical insight, the author helps us cultivate our innate capacities for living deeply, leading to an intimate and transformed relationship with ourselves.

Praise for Deep Living with the Enneagram

"This is a book that makes possible deeper intimacy with your self by bringing together the practical and the profound."

—Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, Co-Authors
The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types

"The malaise of our time is shallow-mindedness, superficiality, and abbreviated awareness. Deep Living by Dr.
Roxanne Howe-Murphy offers a compelling antidote."

—Michael J. Gelb, Author
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

"Let this master coach be your guide."
—Larry Dossey, MD, Author
ONE MIND: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

"Learn how to be true to yourself without getting trapped in your personality. That is when freedom and deep living really begin. There is great wisdom here!"

—Christiane Northrup, MD
New York Times Best-Selling Author
Goddesses Never Age, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

"Roxanne Howe-Murphy captures the deepest beat of life and translates it for the ears, eyes, and hearts of all
who claim readiness to what life can be about. To live deeply may not be for the faint of heart, but there is
much Light and Liberation in the pilgrimage to our very essence. The Enneagram, as Roxanne sees it and
utilizes it, is a sacred path, an expedition in love of Self and of others. To know one’s inherent nature is to be
realized and truly free."

—Harriett Simon Salinger, MCC, LCSW
Executive and Personal Coach, Spiritual Director, and Certified Seeker

About the Author: A pioneer in integrating the Enneagram and coaching, Dr. Roxanne Howe-Murphy, EdD, works as a changemaker, teacher, and retreat leader. She is the author of Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram as a Catalyst for Profound Change and Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything That Matters through the Enneagram. She teaches internationally and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Title: Deep Living with the Enneagram: Recovering Your True Nature
Category: Inspiration & Personal Growth/Spiritual/Personality
Publisher: Enneagram Press, Santa Fe NM
ISBN: 978-0-9793847-3-8 Pbk ($32.95)
978-0-9793847-4-5 eBook ($9.95)
978-0-9793847-5-2 Audiobook

To book Roxanne Howe-Murphy for an appearance or book talk, please contact:

Jeanie C. Williams, Director
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Equinox migrates Oregon County Library District to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 13:54

Duluth, Ga., February 17, 2020: Equinox is pleased to welcome the Oregon County Library District to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

The Oregon County Library District’s move will support 2,225 patrons and encompass a total of 51,744 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic deduplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. Onsite and virtual training were also provided by Equinox.

“Working with Equinox on Evergreen has been a great experience for the staff of the Oregon County Library District,” said Janice Richardson, Library Coordinator at Oregon County Library District. “We are a small, rural library district with limited resources. Joining the consortium has opened up a whole new world for our patrons with access to materials currently not available at our small branch libraries. The Evergreen training staff at Equinox have been phenomenal, going above and beyond our expectations in terms of training and follow-up questions and concerns. We are looking forward to continued growth and support from the Equinox and Evergreen team as we move forward."

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. They are 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.

“The five libraries of the Oregon County Library District (OCLD) recently joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium of libraries,” said Jennifer Weston, Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “For the first time, patrons served by these libraries will now have an interactive online library catalog which gives them the ability to access and manage their library accounts as well as search for materials and place holds on items. Equinox is excited and honored to be working with the OCLD libraries and their staff members who have been working diligently to implement this new system to provide new opportunities for their communities.”

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

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

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Brill Launches Harvard University Asia Center E-Book Collection

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 05:05

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 February 2020

Brill has entered into a partnership with Harvard University Asia Center to distribute all the e-books published by Harvard University Asia Center. The current e-book collection includes over 500 titles and around 16-20 new titles will be added to the collection annually. Nearly all the titles belong to one of three monograph series: Harvard East Asian Monographs, Harvard-Yenching Institute Monographs, and the Harvard Contemporary China Series.

By country, approximately 50% of the books in this collection are on China, 40% Japan, 10% Korea, and 1% other (Vietnam, India, Mongolia and other Asian regions). By field, approximately 50% of the books in this collection are on history, 20% literature, 5% business & economics, 5% religion, 5% politics & policy, 5% anthropology, sociology & regional studies, 3% art history, 3% popular culture & cinema, and 1% law, with a few miscellaneous topics.

James Robson, James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University, and Chair, Asia Center Publications Executive Committee, said: “The Harvard University Asia Center is one of the world’s largest and widely-respected publishers of scholarly books in Asian Studies. More than 550 titles, many of which have won awards from national and international scholarly associations, have been published since the 1950s in the three academic book series that the Center now oversees. We are delighted to join now with Brill and our hope is that this collaboration will make both our newly published cutting-edge scholarship and rare classic monographs more widely available to scholars worldwide.”

Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director Asian Studies at Brill, added: “As one of the world’s oldest publishers on Asian Studies, Brill is thrilled to enter this new cooperation with the renowned Harvard University Asia Center. Numerous titles published by the Center have been awarded prestigious book prizes, attesting to their excellence and relevance to the field. Thanks to our cooperation, the impact of the Center’s books is expected to grow even further, as they reach new audiences via Brill’s extensive distribution network worldwide.”

For more information on the Harvard University Asia Center E-Book Collection, please visit https://brill.com/hace, or contact Qin Higley, Senior 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, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit Brill.com.

About Harvard University Asia Center
The Asia Center is a university-wide research center with four priorities: 1) fostering research and teaching on Asia in transnational and transregional perspective, recognizing that Asian nations and their peoples have been inextricably interconnected with one another and with those of other regions for much of history; 2) increasing the resources and number of Harvard faculty members and students engaged in the study of Asia by promoting expansive and inclusive coverage, with particular attention to strengthening teaching and research at Harvard on Southeast Asia; 3) advancing new transdisciplinary knowledge on Asia by catalyzing the interaction and collaboration of faculty members and students from across Harvard’s many schools; and 4) forging inclusive networks representing varied perspectives and backgrounds by connecting faculty members and students with scholars, practitioners, professionals, policy makers, and communities in the United States, Asia, and globally to address critical transregional challenges and opportunities, and to foster international understanding and strengthen mutual respect.

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Music & Literature Launches New Digital Archive

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 08:10

Music & Literature has just launched a brand new digital subscription service in collaboration with archiving experts Exact Editions. Every issue of the growing archive is instantly accessible and searchable at the touch of a button across web, iOS and Android devices.

A première magazine for readers seeking broader appreciation of the global arts scene, Music & Literature introduces readers to outstanding individual artists who have not yet garnered the audience they deserve in the English-speaking world. Each issue is exceptional in its breadth and depth of coverage, assembling an international cast of writers and critics. The title fulfils the immediate needs of modern arts enthusiasts while enduring and becoming a permanent resource for future generations of readers, scholars, and artists.

Available for both individual and institutional subscriptions, the new archive is an essential tool for arts aficionados and professionals alike. Boasting advanced search functionalities and bookmarking facilities, the intuitive interface ensures an exceptional user experience.

Music & Literature is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/music-literature

Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/music-literature

Founding Publisher and Co-Editor Taylor Davis-Van Atta said: “The issues have transferred wonderfully to the new format on the platform. We’re excited for the archive to grow in size and academic value as we move forward in this digital venture.”

Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “Music & Literature will be greatly welcomed by the institutional market as an excellent resource for arts courses worldwide; welcome to the platform!”

About Music & Literature, Inc.:

Music & Literature, Inc., is a nonprofit organisation devoted to publishing and promoting the work of underrepresented artists from around the world. Each print issue of Music & Literature assembles an international cast of writers and critics in celebration of three featured artists whose work has yet to reach its deserved audience. In addition to its flagship publication, Music & Literature offers robust coverage of the arts through its website and organises premier live programming in cities around the globe, routinely collaborating with other cultural organisations and institutions to bring the work of its featured artists directly to audiences.

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 with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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Dutch Universities and Brill reach Transformative Agreement

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 05:09

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 7 February 2020

UKB, the Dutch consortium of university libraries, and the international scholarly publisher Brill have reached a Transformative Agreement for the years 2020 and 2021.

The agreement provides reading access to Dutch researchers at 9 institutions and allows for unlimited Open Access publishing in all Brill journals. Brill’s journal portfolio consists of more than 330 hybrid and fully Open Access titles in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. Articles which have already been published in 2020 will be made Open Access retroactively.

“Low barriers to publish Open Access are of special importance for Humanities disciplines which are well represented in the Brill package. Dutch universities participating in this agreement are therefore very enthusiastic about it. Also because it fits in our Roadmap Open Access and the National Plan Open Science,” says the UKB licensing group.

“We are very excited to have reached our first read and publish deal with universities in the Netherlands. It will increase the visibility and impact of research in fields which are vital for addressing today’s global challenges. The deal motivates us to continue our efforts to find sustainable Open Access publishing solutions with our library and funding partners around the world,” says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill.

Brill is one of the leading independent publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a broad OA portfolio consisting of more than 400 OA books and several thousand OA journal articles.

For more information about the agreement visit the Information for Authors from the Netherlands page (https://brill.com/page/oainfoauthorsnl) or contact Stephanie Paalvast, Program 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 330 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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Recipients of the First Equinox Open Source Grant Announced

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 16:46

Duluth, Ga., February 6, 2020: Upon the completion of the first application cycle of the Equinox Open Source Grant, Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce the first two grantees: Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Spark Central in Spokane, Washington.

The Equinox Open Source Grant program provides hosting and support of Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The grant was inspired by the vibrant open source community and the belief that every community deserves to benefit from an accessible and thriving library.

“We are excited to give back to the library and open source communities of which we are honored to be a part,” said Mike Rylander, executive director and founder of Equinox. “It has long been our vision to enable sustainability in libraries through the independence and constancy an open source solution can provide. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and Spark Central.”

The Biblioteca Nacional de Puerto Rico was created in 1967, a division of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. In 2003 it became the National Library to preserve and provide access to resources about and related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. Spark Central was founded when Spark Center and INK Art Center joined forces and became one organization in 2016. Their mission is to break down barriers to creativity like cost, confidence, and access.

Over the next three years of the grant cycle the program will provide Koha hosting, training, and access to basic Equinox support. Applicants will be eligible for renewal at the end of the grant cycle. Applications for the 2020 grant cycle will open in the Fall of 2020. Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 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 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
The General Library of Puerto Rico was created in 1967 and was assigned to the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (ICP), the States Arts Agency of Puerto Rico by Dr. Ricardo Alegría. In 2003 it became the National Library with the aim to preserve and provide access to the rich, unique and significant bibliographic productions about and related to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. The National Library’s mission is centered in the acquisition, preservation and dissemination of publications developed in the country or abroad, by Puerto Ricans or foreign authors on Puerto Rican subjects. To learn more visit https://www.icp.pr.gov/.

About Spark Central
Spark Central is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that ignites the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future. We break down barriers to creativity like cost, confidence, and access by offering transformative programs, access to innovative technology, and a welcoming creative community for people of all economic backgrounds. Everyone deserves the opportunity to forge the future they imagine. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of people like you to keep our membership and programs available at no cost so income is never a barrier to opportunity. Find out more at spark-central.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 https://koha-community.org.

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Gale Wins 2020 Dartmouth Medal and Named to RUSA Outstanding Reference Source List

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:08

Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History, Disability Experiences and Infectious Diseases: In Context Recognized as Outstanding Reference Works

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 5, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, is thrilled to announce that the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History has been awarded the 2020 Dartmouth Medal for excellence in reference. Additionally, Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives received an honorable mention. Read Gale’s blog about this recognition, here: http://bit.ly/2UsG78x.

The Dartmouth Medal is presented annually by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) and honors the creation of a reference source of outstanding quality and significance. The award is given to the best new reference source published in the previous year.

In a press release RUSA issued on the award, the Dartmouth Committee praised the Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History for its worldwide and diverse coverage of LGBTQ history:

“Truly international in focus, this encyclopedia merges world history and LGBTQ history into one resource. It provides broad world coverage, with entries covering every continent except Antarctica, with intentional focus on Asia and Africa, and contributors representing 35 countries. Entries also provide a balance across the gender spectrum, with special considerations to race and class. With 316 full-color photos and illustrations, plus a comprehensive index and thematic outlines and cross-references, this set is very aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Its thematic outlines make it easy to assemble a list for in-depth research.” – Dartmouth Committee

Honorable mention recipient, Disability Experiences was also recognized in the release for its real-life insights of individuals with disabilities:

“Disability Experiences: Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Other Personal Narratives gathers together an exceptionally useful collection of first-person glimpses into the lives of persons with disabilities from the 15th c. to the present.” –Dartmouth Committee

In addition, Infectious Diseases: In Context, 2nd Edition was named to RUSA’s 2020 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual list selected by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of RUSA that recognizes the most noteworthy reference titles published in the previous year. The selected titles are valuable reference resources and are highly recommended for inclusion in any library’s reference collections.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by RUSA,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Everyone at Gale takes pride in providing historical context around the treatment of these critical topics and world issues and we thank our editors, contributors and editorial board whose passion brought this to libraries.”

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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The Grantsville City Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 09:58

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that The Grantsville City Library of Grantsville, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 37,000 plus holdings from the Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library.

The libraries' customized Koha OPAC's can be viewed at https://grantsvilleut.bywatersolutions.com/.

Donna Bachowski, Educator at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration:

I was tremendously impressed with the dedication of the Grantsville Library staff. Throughout the training, they were focused on how to configure Koha to best serve the needs of their patrons. While the focus during training is the essentials of Koha, it was exciting to see them creating a “Future Enhancements” list of all those “wouldn’t it be great if we could…” ideas.

About The Grantsville City Library
In addition to thousands of great books, audiobooks and DVD’s, the Grantsville City Library offers a number of other features and services, including:

• Free Library Card for Grantsville Residents (low fee for non-residents)

• Free Public Internet Access

• Free Computer Access (6 Adult and 2 Children Workstations)

• Remote USU Classes

• Meeting Rooms

• Summer Reading Programs

• Comfortable Reading and Learning Atmosphere

• Kind and Courteous Staff

Read more at http://grantsvilleut.gov/Library/lib/

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

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