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EBSCO Information Services Honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 12:25

EBSCO Information Services Honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award
~ Recognized for Evidence-Based Nursing and Allied Health Resource Dynamic Health™ ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — Sept. 23, 2021 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) was selected as this year’s recipient of the 2021 International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award. EBSCO received the award for its work on Dynamic Health™, the company’s evidence-based tool designed for nurses and allied health professionals. Dynamic Health helps nurses and allied health professionals master skills, obtain fast answers to questions and foster an evidence-based culture and critical thinking.

IACET, the developers of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU), ensures through a rigorous accreditation process that continuing education and training programs deliver high-quality instruction. IACET’s annual awards honor companies that significantly contribute to the field of continuing education and training by following and/or exceeding the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training (ANSI).

Dynamic Health is a robust platform including nursing and allied health skill and competency development content. In February 2021, the resource expanded to provide clinical decision support tools, including evidence-based disease and conditions topics, signs and symptoms, test and labs and care interventions. Dynamic Health makes it easy for nurses to earn contact hours with in-context continuing education, which allows users to generate continuing education opportunities each time they use the tool to answer a clinical question.

EBSCO Chief Nursing Officer and Dynamic Health Editor-in-Chief Diane Hanson says IACET’s support of continuing education and training programs is vital to the success of adult learners looking to enhance their skills. “IACET continues to raise standards for resources like Dynamic Health that are looking to deliver successful learning outcomes for adult learners and improve outcomes for patients.”

As an IACET Accredited Provider, EBSCO offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
[email protected]
978-414-0420

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Special LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesEISEBSCO HealthDynamic HealthClinical DecisionsIACETInternational Accreditors for Continuing Education and TrainingAwardsInnovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award

Penticton Public Library Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:13

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here: https://search.pentictonlibrary.ca/

Enica Davis of the ByWater Solutions' Data and Implementation Team commented on the migration, "The staff at Penticton Public Library have created a beautiful catalog that is easy to navigate for their patrons. They were very engaged and a great bunch to work with. Dan Lerch, Systems Librarian, was amazing during the data extraction process and even wrote up some documentation that will help others migrating to Koha with ByWater Solutions. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them and am excited to have them as a part of the open source community!"

About the Penticton Public Library
The Penticton Public Library is a municipal library located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, a community of 33,000 people. The city is situated in the south Okanagan Valley nestled between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. The Okanagan Valley is part of the interior plateau known as the Okanagan Highland, surrounded by the Cascade Mountains in the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east. Library Service in Penticton began on Sept. 18, 1909 when the Penticton Public Library Reading Room and Library was opened.

Read more here: https://pentictonlibrary.ca/about

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

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

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

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

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: Canadalibraryilskohaaspen discoverykoha ILSopen sourceTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Equinox Presents at 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 16:25
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Atlanta, Ga., September 20, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for Koha ILS is pleased to announce that Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager, will be presenting at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Rohlfs will be presenting The Versatility of Authorized Values on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00pm CDT. The presentation will provide an overview of predefined authorized values for Koha ILS, how they interact with the System Preferences and the Patron Attribute Class, and how to create new authorized values.

The 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference is a hybrid event taking place in person in McKinney, Texas, and online for virtual participants. The first two days of the conference will be streamed live, including Rohlfs’ presentation, on the Koha-US YouTube Channel which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/kohaUS.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to be back with the Koha-US community, even if virtually,” said Erica Rohlfs. “It has been clear to me over the past year that, more than ever, ongoing education and community engagement are what will allow Koha and its user libraries to thrive. I am grateful to be able to play a part in supporting Koha-US through its annual conference.”

Erica Rohlfs, who earned her MLIS from Drexel University with a concentration in digital libraries, informs her presentation with over fifteen years of experience providing open source technology services for libraries including Koha ILS and Evergreen ILS.

“Equinox is committed to promoting open source community education and engagement and one way we do this is through conferences,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “Erica brings a wealth of experience to her presentation and we are looking forward to seeing her work highlighted at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference.”

Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.
To receive news directly in your inbox: https://www.equinoxOLI.org/#signup
For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

About Koha ILS
Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha Integrated Library System 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://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: Equinox Open Library InitiativeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTags: koha conferenceKoha Communitylibrary conferenceconferenceskoha open sourceKoha open source ILSauthority valueopen source communityOpen Source ILSOpenTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

EBSCO Information Services’ Clinical Decision Support Tools Now Available in the Epic App Orchard

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:11

EBSCO Information Services’ Clinical Decision Support Tools Now Available in the Epic App Orchard
~ DynaMed®, DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, and Dynamic Health™ Integrated into the Clinician Workflow ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — Sept. 20, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making more clinical decision support tools available in the Epic App Orchard marketplace. After installing tools from EBSCO, DynaMed®, DynaMed® Micromedex® with Watson™ and Dynamic Health™ can be accessed by Epic users as part of their clinical workflow, enabling them to focus on providing personalized patient care.

DynaMed, named 2021 Best in KLAS for Clinical Decision Support, is an evidence-based, clinical decision information resource designed to provide fast, accurate answers to clinicians at the point of care. DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, launched by IBM Watson Health and EBSCO in March 2020, is a combined solution suite designed to bring together drug and disease content into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions. Dynamic Health, an evidence-based point of care and professional development resource for nursing and allied health professionals, recently expanded to incorporate clinical decision support tools.

In June 2021, DynaMed® Decisions, a HIPAA-compliant clinical decision support solution offering a set of shared decision-making tools, was introduced into the App Orchard marketplace, offering decision aids, advanced clinical calculators and instruments providing visual representations of risks, harms and benefits of various treatments, and customized clinical guidance.

EBSCO’s Vice President of Technology for Clinical Decisions, Farhan Ahmad, says integrating these three tools helps Epic users benefit from faster access to evidence-based information. “The ability to provide personalized patient care is both a challenge and a goal for clinicians. Decision support tools like DynaMed, DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson and Dynamic Health aim to support this mission and help health care professionals gain back valuable time in their practice.”

Epic and App Orchard are trademarks of Epic Systems Corporation.

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

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For more information, please contact:
Jessica Holmes
Communications Director
978-414-0420
[email protected]

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Special LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: MedicalHealthcareMedical Librariesspecial librariesEBSCOEBSCO Information ServicesDynaMedClinical DecisionsClinical Decision Support

ByWater Solutions Announces September 2021 Community Giveback Winner

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:00

Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.

We are very excited to announce our first winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation in Silver Lake, Kansas. Find out more here: https://www.silverlakelibrary.org/

The Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc. was organized to further educational purposes through improvement and support of library services. They provide advocacy, private financial support and innovative leadership to transform Silver Lake Public Library into a vibrant life-long learning center that builds the community and enriches lives.

The funds from the ByWater Community Giveback will be used for the Silver Lake Library’s Snag-a-Snack Program. The money granted by ByWater Community Giveback will help the Foundation to limit the amount of funds they have to pull from their Children’s budget for the program.

The funds for the program go towards providing healthy after-school snacks to any school aged child in the Silver Lake School District. Their main goal is to reduce after-school hunger in the communities of Silver Lake by providing two non-perishable snack items to any student, three days a week when school is in session and when the library is open. Snacks are served Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Through this afterschool-program they hope not only to feed children but to increase library service connections with youth and families in their community. In the 2 years that they have led the Snag-a-Snack Program, the library has served 3,814 students. In the 2019-2020 school year, they served 1,605 students and in the 2020-2021 school year they served 2,209 students. They hope to continue to see an increase in their numbers for this school year and beyond.

About the ByWater Community Giveback
We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.

Learn More About the Program and How to Apply: https://bywatersolutions.com/community-giveback

If you have more questions, please contact: [email protected]

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Washoe County Law Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Support

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:51

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Washoe County Law Library is now live on Koha! The catalog can be viewed here: https://washoelawlibrary.bywatersolutions.com/

ByWater completed the transition of the library’s almost 41,000 items from SoftLink and continues to provide support services for Koha.

Andrew Fuerste-Henry of the ByWater Solutions Education Team, recently commented on the implementation, "Sarah and her staff at the Washoe County Law Library were great to work with! They brought a clarity of mission and a willingness to learn that will ensure their new system provides both ease and functionality to library staff and patrons alike. Throughout our training sessions, I was delighted by the enthusiasm with which they embraced a new set of tools with which to meet the needs of their users."

About The Washoe County Law Library
Washoe County Law Library is the public law library for Washoe County. As a public library, everyone is welcome to use any and all of the library's legal resources. Their staff is dedicated to helping patrons find and access the law. Library staff invite patrons to visit or call the law library for further assistance.

The mission of the Washoe County Law Library is to enhance access to justice by (1) providing legal information, education, resources, tools, and materials, in print and digital formats, to those engaged with the justice system, and (2) partnering with the courts, bar associations, legal clinics, civic organizations, and government entities to help ensure the legal needs of the community are addressed.

Learn more here: https://www.washoecourts.com/LawLibrary/AboutUs

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

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

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

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

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: law librarylaw librariesnevadaopen sourcekohakoha ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

MetroShare Consortium Goes Live on Aspen and Koha with ByWater Support

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 17:49

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, the MetroShare Consortium in Texas is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

The customized OPACs for the libraries in MetroShare are available here:

Richland Hills Public Library - librarycatalog.richlandhills.com
Benbrook Public Library - discovery.benbrooklibrary.org
Watauga Public Library - catalog.wataugatx.org
Keller Public Library - librarycatalog.cityofkeller.com
Burleson Public Library - catalog.burlesontx.com
Forest Hill Public Library - discovery.foresthilllibrary.org
Haltom City Public Library - catalog.haltomcitytx.com

Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Discovery Implementation Team commented on the migration, "MetroShare was a great group to work with as they were excited to explore all of the customization features they could utilize for their patrons. The newly formed consortium is a great addition to the Aspen Discovery community as it is clear their patrons’ experience is very important to them. They were excited to spotlight all of their local materials along with all of the new content patrons now have access to thanks to the members of Metroshare Consortium!"

About the MetroShare Consortium
The MetroShare Consortium is a newly formed consortium in Texas consisting of seven public libraries.

The MetroShare libraries include: Burleson Public Library, Benbrook Public Library, Forest Hill Public Library, Haltom City Public Library, Keller Public Library, Richland Hills Public Library and Watauga Public Library.

The MetroShare consortium launched their new new online catalog to provide a more user-friendly experience and an improved integration of digital titles. Watch their promo video here: https://youtu.be/OvpaBa97evE

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

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

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

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

About Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

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

Topics: Press ReleaseLISWireCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: consortiumtexasopen sourceosspublic libraryaspen discoverykohakoha ILSTechnologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen Source

Annemaree Lloyd writes new expert guide to qualitative approaches within information literacy

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:28

For immediate release

14 September 2021

Annemaree Lloyd writes new expert guide to qualitative approaches within information literacy

Facet Publishing announce the publication of The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research by Annemaree Lloyd

The last 46 years have witnessed a deep and continued interest in information literacy. The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research is a landmark publication that will develop and support readers’ understanding of how information literacy research and teaching is framed, developed and produced. Written by a leading expert in the field, it introduces and describes the key approaches taken by qualitative researchers, identifying core and specialist methods, techniques and theories. In each chapter, examples will illustrate how theory, types of pedagogical frameworks, methods and tools have been used. This essential text also explores the critical potential of qualitative research to move information literacy research to deeper analytical levels, opening up new spaces for enquiry about the conditions that shape the practice itself.

Alison Hicks, Assistant Professor, at UCL, said, This is the book that information literacy researchers and practitioners have been waiting for – a clear yet fabulously comprehensive guide to information literacy research that has been written by one of the most influential scholars in the field…If you have ever been frustrated by superficial or checklist approaches to information literacy research, then this is the book for you: Lloyd has produced a real tour de force that will be influencing the field for many years to come.’

This book will be invaluable to researchers in information literacy, students who are developing or undertaking research in this field, and practitioners who want to investigate the practice of information literacy and create an evidence base to support information literacy in their workplaces or institutions.

The Qualitative Landscape of Information Literacy Research | September 2021 | 176pp | Paperback: 9781783304059 | £55 |

Annemaree Lloyd is an experienced researcher and leader in the information literacy field. She is a researcher based at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Boräs, Sweden and a visiting Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Scotland She has written over 60 refereed articles, and published The Information Literacy Landscape in 2010.

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Press and review copies contact:
Laura Smith, Marketing & Sales Assistant, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0594
Email: [email protected]

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order from NBN International | Tel: +44 (0)1572 202301| Fax: +44 (0)1752 202333 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: NBN International, Airport Business Centre, Thornbury Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PP | It will be available in North America from the American Library Association.

Topics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: qualitative approachesInformation Literacyinformation sciencelibrary science

Eight Academic Institutions From Around the World Adopt EBSCO FOLIO’s ERM for Electronic Resource Management

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:08

Eight Academic Institutions From Around the World Adopt EBSCO FOLIO’s ERM for Electronic Resource Management
~ EBSCO FOLIO ERM Provides a Solution for Electronic Resource Management ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 14, 2021 — Eight universities in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States have adopted EBSCO FOLIO ERM from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The libraries either moved from existing electronic resource management (ERM) tools or instituted their first ever ERM.

The sites that have recently adopted the EBSCO FOLIO ERM include:

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Brandman University, Irvine, California
Chapman University, Orange, California
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Roseman University of Health Services, Henderson, Nevada
Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri
Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania

EBSCO FOLIO ERM manages the entire lifecycle of a library’s electronic resources. The ERM is powered by EBSCO’s Knowledge Base which allows library staff to avoid manual entry of data and eliminate duplicate work. With EBSCO FOLIO ERM, access rights and permissions are automatically updated saving reference and licensing staff time. Using EBSCO FOLIO ERM means link resolvers, discovery and catalogs are automatically updated so library users can immediately find and use e-resources.

The FOLIO Platform is a collaboration of libraries, vendors and developers, that have come together to build an open-source library services platform (LSP). Unlike a traditional integrated library system (ILS), FOLIO allows anyone to build on its core functionality or extend the platform through development of applications that deliver new services. FOLIO supports core library management functionality across domains including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions and electronic resource management.

For many sites, the move to a FOLIO-based ERM is the first step in the adoption of the FOLIO LSP while some libraries choose to adopt the EBSCO FOLIO ERM on its own. EBSCO Information Services Manager of FOLIO Consulting Anya Arnold says the services EBSCO provides are sophisticated enough to meet the needs of all libraries. “EBSCO FOLIO Services represents an array of services for libraries of all sizes. Some institutions are looking for a new LSP and want to leverage the full FOLIO open source solution. Other libraries are looking for a specific solution to better manage electronic resources.”

Regardless of where a library starts, EBSCO can leverage its experience developing the FOLIO platform, its expertise in hosting and supporting implementations, and FOLIO’s built-in interoperability to provide the right services to libraries. Customers benefit by having more choice to make the best decisions for their institution.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
[email protected]
(978) 414–0443

Topics: Press ReleaseCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesOrganization Type: CompanyTags: EBSCOEBSCO FOLIOEBSCO FOLIO ERMelectronic resource managementopen sourceTechnologies: Open Source

Equinox Welcomes James Memorial Public Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 10:44

Duluth, Ga., September 14, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology, development, and support for libraries, is pleased to announce the migration of the James Memorial Public Library to Evergreen ILS as the newest member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.

The James Memorial Public Library was founded in 1938 by the James Foundation. In 2013 the foundation gifted the library, all of its contents, and the first year’s expenses to the City of Saint James. As a member of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium, James Memorial Public Library will use Evergreen ILS managed by Equinox on the Sequoia hosting platform. The Library now supports 2,105 patrons and 23,614 bibliographic records. Equinox provided project management, system configuration, staff training, and support during the migration.

“Switching to Missouri Evergreen has offered so much to our patrons,” said Michael Lewis, Library Director at the James Memorial Library. “They can renew their books, place holds for themselves, get books from different libraries - we have more options than our library knows what to do with and there is still more to discover.”
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“James Memorial Library's mission is to encourage reading and the use of technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life,” said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox Open Library Initiative. “I am pleased to have played a part in promoting that mission.”
Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.
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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types, delivering extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative celebrates fifteen years of providing trusted service and technical expertise to libraries, including consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org.

About Evergreen
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.

Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government libraries to museum and special library collections. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data.

For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.

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New book helps school librarians to harness the power of game-based learning

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 12:38

Facet Publishing announce the publication of Playing Games in the School Library by Sarah Pavey

At a time when even the youngest of children are digitally savvy multitaskers with short attention spans, Playing Games in the School Library is a comprehensive resource for those looking to diversify their pedagogical style by utilising game-based learning in the library setting. It illustrates how game play can be developed through applying learning theory to practice, exemplified by case studies taken from a variety of international contexts.

The book investigates the efficacy of prominent learning theories, in particular the use of games, for nurturing natural curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It explores the wide-ranging rewards of playful learning upon both individual students and groups, with chapters dedicated to motivation, engagement and the development of self-esteem, alongside social skills such as team working, oracy, communication, motor skills and emotional intelligence. Separate chapters outline the practical use of different types of games including digital, mixed media, physical and active learning and live games, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each within a teaching and learning context. More broadly, consideration is given to how game-based learning and gamification can be used to promote library services for impact, and the potential benefits of collaboration on this approach with subject teachers, senior leadership teams and the wider community.

Sarah Pavey said of the book: “Although this book includes many practical examples and case studies from around the world, it is intended to be more than a “how to” guide – it also considers the pedagogical evidence that leads to the success of the games. Readers will gain an understanding of game design and the impact this can have on teaching and learning and the perception of the school library”

Written in a comprehensive but accessible manner, Playing Games in the School Library will give readers a means of engaging with distance learning, as well as providing a more challenging environment within their physical space. It will equip them with both a practical and theoretical rationale for including the game-based approach in their work while supporting their school’s aims and objectives.

Playing Games in the School Library: Developing game-based lessons and using gamification concepts | September 2021 | 192pp | £45 | 9781783305339 |

Sarah Pavey has worked as a school librarian for over 20 years and now has her own education training and consultancy business SP4IL. She holds a fellowship at CILIP and the Royal Society of Arts and works with EPALE in the field of adult education. With degrees in both biochemistry and information science, her training courses, which run internationally on a range of topics including playful learning, are practical and acclaimed for their theory-based approach.

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order from Ingram Publisher Services UK | Tel: +44 (0)1572 202301| Fax: +44 (0)1752 202333 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk | Mailing Address: Ingram Publisher Services UK, 10 Thornbury Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PP | It will be available in North America from the American Library Association.

Topics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: School LibrariansOrganization Type: PublisherTags: school librarygamificationgame based learninggame based lessonsteachingteaching librarianschool librarianPlayful learning

Gale Launches New Accredited Online Adult High School Program to Public Libraries

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 12:36

Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School Gives Adults a Second Chance at Earning a High School Education and College Credits for Free at Participating Public Libraries

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 8, 2021– Gale, part of Cengage Group, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. In partnership with Excel Education Systems, the program is designed to help adults obtain their high school diploma entirely online, as well as prepare them for college and the workplace. This new program comes as the nation’s economy is working to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling libraries to provide their communities with education services that create economic growth through the development of future workforces.

Currently, there are an estimated 30 million American adults without a high school diploma[i]. In addition, the pandemic created the highest jobless rate since the Great Recession and unemployment rates were highest for those workers without a high school diploma. With Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, libraries are providing local economic value through workforce development by helping adult learners reach their education and career goals.

"We partnered with Excel Education Systems because they are a leader in adult learning and have an exceptional focus on supporting adults who wish to re-enter the education system," said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “As a trusted partner to public libraries, Gale understands the importance of access to education, particularly for underserved and at-risk populations. With Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, we are helping public libraries change lives. Earning a high school diploma leads to better jobs with larger salaries, attending college and most importantly, a feeling of pride that comes with achieving your dreams."

Missouri State Library is the first state agency to deliver Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School to its communities. The program will be available to all public libraries in Missouri this month. Each library will determine their participation in the program and purchase their own scholarships to offer to qualified adults. There is no cost to students for the program, but enrollment is limited and requires a library card.

“More than 600,000 adults in Missouri don’t have a high school diploma and the pandemic only exacerbated this need,” said Missouri’s State Librarian, Robin Westphal. “With Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School, we are implementing a program that gives Missourians an opportunity to advance their education and achieve their career goals, setting the stage for future workforces and economic growth, and we are excited to be the first state library system in the country to offer it.”

Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School features:

• 21.5-credit curriculum aligned to national standards that prepare adults for success in college or the workplace. Learners can select from more than 100 core academic, elective, and college-level courses entirely online. The program updates and launches new courses regularly.

• Regional accreditation by Cognia, the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Additionally, Excel Adult High School is a candidate for accreditation the Middle States Association on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CES).

• Courses are available with built-in ELL tools. Non-native English speakers have access to courses in many languages. Students can view the content in English and see the chosen language translation alongside. There’s also an audio reader function for students that need or want the course content read aloud.

• Free College-level ACE (American Council on Education) courses are available. Students can choose to take up to seven college credit courses that can transfer to accredited colleges and universities.

• Flexible, self-paced schedule—finish in 12–18 months or less.

• Tuition-free. The library's subscription to the program covers the scholarship cost.

• Success coaching/counseling team will assist with course selection, college planning or career guidance. Students will have access to MyPlan software to help them uncover career interests. Additionally, students are provided with information on college admissions requirements, scholarships, federal student aid and more.

• Built-in, live one-on-one online tutoring program—Train the Brain — available for busy, students. Additionally, students work closely with their academic advisors and interact with their course instructors.

• Intuitive, anytime, anywhere online platform.

• Previously earned high school or GED®, HiSET®or TASC credits accepted.

“Libraries have never been more essential to their communities. COVID-19 created a deep need for trusted community information, education, and connection that libraries were conceived to provide," said Rod Clarkson, CEO at Excel Education Systems. "By offering Excel Adult High School through partnerships with public libraries, it not only adds to their decades-old legacy of being a trusted resource, but we're also increasing the value of libraries in the digital age."

For more information, visit the Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School webpage: https://bit.ly/3DXnQ7E.

About Excel
Gale partners with Excel Education Systems to deliver accredited high school diplomas through public libraries because of their long-standing commitment to providing high-quality, accredited education services to their students, including more than 20,000 adult learners. Excel High School is a nonpublic school headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and has been in operation since 2005. Since then, Excel High School has helped thousands of high school–age and adult learners graduate and move on to higher education, employment, military enlistment and job advancement.

About Cengage Group and Gale
Cengage Group, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. The company currently serves the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Group, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

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

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[i] U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, 2019

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Book Publishers Support COP26 Conference Through Virtual Showcase

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 07:05

Over 35 book publishers have contributed titles focussing on the climate crisis and sustainability to a streamlined virtual showcase hosted on the Exact Editions platform. The showcase will be free and open-access temporarily throughout both the Milan Pre-COP Meeting (30 September - 3 October) and the Glasgow COP26 Meeting (1 -12 November), running alongside other key events and resources.

The initiative is supported by the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Save The Children in their respective missions to spread awareness about the need for urgent combative actions against the climate crisis across society, both for the world of today and future generations. Each participating publisher, the likes of whom include Bloomsbury, Elsevier and Springer Nature, has its own shelf of four titles, which range widely between fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. There is also a separate collection of all the German-language books in the showcase, following a strong response from the German book publishing sector.

Exact Editions’ leading digital archiving technology means each individual book, publisher sub-collection and the complete showcase all benefit from the advanced search function, which enables readers to pinpoint references to specific key terms, topics or authors instantly. Titles can be navigated seamlessly through fully-linked contents pages and a helpful variety of views: single-page; double-page; and thumbnail.

Find out more about the COP26 Showcase here on the Exact Editions blog:

https://exacted.me/BlogVirtualBookShowcaseForClimateChange

Chairman and Co-Founder of Exact Editions, Adam Hodgkin, said: “The ability to effortlessly stream large archives and collections online means the platform is the ideal tool for publishers to project content in support of the COP26 conference. We are proud to champion such an important cause and proud that the wide range of material makes the showcase compelling to people of any age and stage.”

Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee, commented: “Research has shown that reading has the power to deepen our understanding of key issues. In terms of climate change, both fiction and non-fiction genres help to inform, inspire and ultimately shape a sustainable culture. Publishers are also increasingly taking steps to reduce their own environmental footprints, and this purely digital showcase is indicative of a move to more sustainable initiatives.”

Emma Wagner, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children, remarked: “The showcase is a wonderful resource; the role of children in tackling the climate crisis is crucial and the educational books included in the showcase enable them to simply understand complex issues and tackle them positively as they grow up. We call for more accessible and multilingual resources for children of all ages on climate change to be made available worldwide.”

About Exact Editions:

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

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Library is Open Podcast with Justin Hoenke

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 16:20

We are pleased to announce our newest session of The Library is Open Podcast! This session features an interview with Justin Hoenke. Justin is the Team Leader: Libraries & Community Spaces at Wellington City Council in New Zealand. Justin and Jessie talk about libraries, communities and most importantly kindness.

Listen Now!
https://redcircle.com/shows/the-library-is-open

About Justin Hoenke
Justin is a community focused librarian & manager who believes that when we all respect each other, work together, and have honest communication that we can accomplish the most amazing things. At the Libraries & Community Spaces at Wellington City Council in New Zealand he provides strategic direction and leadership for 2 public libraries and 4 community centers. Justin is also the author of a a regular column titled A Day in the Life of a Librarian in Information Today Magazine. This 9 times/year column is focused on speaking with librarians and others in the information management professional about trends, inspiration, technology, management, and more.

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ByWater Solutions Joins SEFLIN for 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 16:18

ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that they will be a sponsor at the 2021 SEFLIN Virtual Conference Libraries the Intersection of Technology & Innovation - Advocating for Dignity in a Digital World. The event will be held virtually on Friday, September 17th from 10:00am - 4:00pm EST.

Libraries the Intersection of Technology & Innovation - Advocating for Dignity in a Digital World
From metadata to makerspaces librarians are champions for equitable content and access, moving toward dismantling the digital divide. Librarians’ conscious use of technology provides innovative approaches to challenges within our communities. Understanding technology’s role in our world and its impact is imperative for our profession

Keynote Protecting Privacy and Dignity in the Attention Economy by Christine Bannan, Policy counsel - New America's Open Technology Institute

For more information please visit the conference page: https://seflin.org/2021VC/

About SEFLIN
SEFLIN, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, is a non-profit membership organization of Southeast Florida libraries dedicated to supporting cooperation between all library types in our service area.

The SEFLIN region includes Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties with a service population of over six million.

Founded in 1984, SEFLIN strives to pioneer innovative services that support library staff and library services.

SEFLIN is one of five Multitype Library Cooperatives in Florida.

Mission: Empowering Libraries to Transform Communities

Read more at https://seflin.org/

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

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

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

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ByWater Solutions Announces Aspen Discovery 21.11.00 Release

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 16:17

"With this release we're thrilled to help our libraries develop a community translation system that all Aspen libraries can participate in to better serve patrons where English is not their primary language." - Mark Noble

Surprise! We released 21.11 a week early to bring even more enhancements to our Aspen Discovery libraries. This release is focused primarily on these areas:

Developed a community translation system that allows all of Aspen to be translated; and for translation to be shared centrally across all Aspen libraries
Created a more dynamic "My Account" section that more visually presents an overview of the patron's account and even includes personalized title recommendations
Updated the "Materials Request" form to make internal workflows and staff commenting more streamlined when processing these requests
The work we did on languages and translation the last several weeks has been a labor of love, analyzing every piece of text and code to make sure that Aspen Discovery is fully translatable. The enhancements to translations allows Aspen to better serve patrons where English is not their primary language. Furthermore, in the spirit of the open source community, we have developed a way to share translations across Aspen libraries. A central server will host all the translation work done in the community and be available to other libraries, so that libraries can access a variety of languages for their patrons. Beyond sharing translations, this infrastructure opens up future doors for our libraries to share more information like Placards and Browse Categories across the Aspen community.

In the "My Account" section of the patron account, we made the font and design more visually accessible when showing an overview of the patron's checkouts, holds, overdue items, and items ready for checkout. We also gave the ability for libraries to turn off or turn on an image of the the patron's library card and information on card expiration dates. In line with our main goal of Aspen, to maximize patron usage of all library materials, we also included a "Recommended for You" carousel within the patron account. From there, a patron can click through their own personal display of titles, learn more about an item, and even check the item out!

We added additional functions to the Materials Request form so that libraries can choose to turn on internal communication options for their staff to improve workflows. This enables libraries to make staff comments such as deciding to move forward with the request or reason for denying request.

Along with these major improvements, we made dozens of other enhancements to areas like searching and indexing, the Aspen app, permissions, and enhancements specific to each underlying ILS. Find out more about these in the full release notes below. In the next release, our goals are to improve Aspen's geolocation capabilities as well as to continue making updates to the Aspen app.

Read Full Release Notes: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-11-00-rel...

Watch a Preview of the Release: https://www.youtube.com/embed/hSu6K8cfk8g

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/record grouping) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

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

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Hold the Phone! ByWater Solutions Announces ITI Webinar for the Aspen Discovery Mobile App

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 12:30

Extensive user studies and testing in the open-source community lead to the development of the Aspen Discovery app — designed for library users by library users. The Aspen Discovery app provides personalized access to all the rich content available from your library right in the palm of your hands.

Library patrons deserve a better way to discover all the amazing resources that libraries have to offer. The app expands the robust offerings currently available with Aspen Discovery, including an intuitive and visually engaging catalog, user-friendly website builder, and mobile responsive website design, to bring an enhanced library experience to your patrons. Join us as we discuss the future of discovery layers and how Aspen can provide a truly seamless patron and staff experience.

Join us for this one-hour live event on Thursday, October 14th, 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET.

Sign Up Now: https://bit.ly/2WFK7pF

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Equinox Welcomes Henry County Library to the Missouri Evergreen Consortium

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 14:01

Duluth, Ga., August 30, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for libraries, is pleased to announce the migration of Henry County Library to Evergreen ILS as part of the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide.

Henry County Library, founded in 1927 by the Women’s Civic Club, was the first library in Clinton, Missouri. Since then, it has grown to support 10,640 patrons with a collection of 58,935 bibliographic records. The migration project was supported by Equinox’s remote training team of degreed librarians. Henry County Library will be hosted on Sequoia which supports library automation services with 99.9% uptime.

"I have really enjoyed working with the migration team at Equinox,” said Debbie Jones, Assistant Director at Henry County Library. “They have been very helpful and supportive - a fantastic group of people to work with. It was because of them that the transition to Missouri Evergreen has been smooth and painless!"
The Missouri Evergreen Consortium began as a resource-sharing initiative in 2012 in an effort to create an integrated library system for libraries in Missouri. The consortium is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as Administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

“It was a wonderful experience working with Henry County Library and the support team at the Missouri Evergreen Consortium,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox. “Henry County Library staff dove right into the project and were engaged at every step which made my job of enabling them to get up and running as smoothly as possible a pleasure. I have every confidence that the Missouri
Evergreen Consortium is going to benefit from Henry County Library's contributions and that Henry County Library will benefit from the wonderful Evergreen community in Missouri.”
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For more information:
Laura Barry
Communications Coordinator
Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
EquinoxOLI.org
[email protected]
877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

About Evergreen
Evergreen Integrated Library System is an award winning and trusted library solution used by more than 1,800 libraries worldwide. Evergreen ILS is a web-based and mobile-friendly system which provides attractive, easy to use interfaces for library acquisitions, administration, cataloging, circulation, OPAC, reports, course reserves, and serials functionality.

Evergreen ILS is an enterprise level system designed to manage a scalable catalog shared across libraries, including large public and academic library consortia. While designed for large collections, Evergreen is suitable for libraries of any size and type from government libraries to museum and special library collections. Its flexibility enables libraries to configure policies and settings that work best for their communities and to maintain ownership of their library and systems data.

Evergreen differs from other library management systems in that there are no licensing fees. The software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.0 or higher. For more information about Evergreen: https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/evergreen/.

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Three Public Libraries Begin Using Bibliovation 7.0 in Production

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 09:37

Rockville, MD, August 19, 2021 – Three federal government public libraries have gone live using a hosted offering of the Bibliovation 7.0 Library Services Platform (LSP). One library is in Illinois, one in Louisiana, and one in Washington. These three institutions are now using Bibliovation 7.0 to manage physical and electronic resources as they serve their respective communities. The migration for all three libraries took place during the early summer and all three went in the first weeks of August. The library staffs are now enjoying the benefits of a 100% browser-based library management solution in a FedRAMP-certified hosting facility. The users of the three libraries are accessing their collections and related resources using the Bibliovation Discovery Layer.

About Bibliovation 7.0
The Bibliovation 7.0 LSP is 100% web-based, providing all system access to researchers, library staff, and system administrators through web browsers. With FedRAMP authorized IaaS and PaaS certification made available through the Amazon AWS Cloud, Bibliovation offers libraries a secure and cost-effective hosting solution. Supporting MARC21, Dublin Core, RDA, and geotagging, Bibliovation helps libraries manage both physical and digital content all in a single Rest API-based platform. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests, and reference requests directly from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation 7.0 includes a variety of new features such as ERM support, expanded union catalog circulation functionality, automatic digital object ‘OCR upon ingest’ using the digital content module, and a new reporting module.

About LibLime
LibLime is a global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. To learn more or receive budgetary service estimates, please visit: https://liblime.com/

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ByWater Solutions Announces Support of Aspen Discovery for Spanish Fork Library

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:55

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 Open Source Discovery system for Spanish Fork Library in Spanish Fork, Utah. Aspen was added to Spanish Fork's already existing Koha ILS that ByWater Solutions has supported since 2012! We are so happy to expand our partnership with Spanish Fork and their outstanding staff.

You can view Spanish Fork's Aspen interface by visiting: https://catalog.spanishfork.org/

Addie Van Salisbury of the Aspen Implementation Team recently commented, "It was great working with one of our long-time Koha partners and getting them re-acquainted with Bywater staff and resources. They have incorporated some beautiful design elements into their Aspen Discovery catalog, such as using HTML to design custom placards. We look forward to seeing what else they create and are happy to have them as a part of the Aspen community!"

About Spanish Fork Public Library
The Spanish Fork Library is not only a place that fosters literacy, education, entertainment, development, and discovery, but also one where community members connect. Their current library, which was built in 1965, served a community of 7,000 residents. Now, with nearly 45,000 residents, Spanish Fork is building a beautiful new library that will be completed in 2023.

Read more about Spanish Fork Public Library here: https://www.spanishfork.org/departments/library/index.php

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 Aspen Discovery
Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

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

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