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New Study Finds Large Print Books Improve Student Reading Confidence and Comprehension Skills

Sep
12

Findings Reveal Students Develop Stronger Reading Skills and Grow in Self-Efficacy Using Large Print Books

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – September 12, 2019 – Think large print books are just for older adults? Think again. New research released today by Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, shows 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. View/download the study whitepaper, here: http://bit.ly/2lIS1Mk.

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Equinox migrates John Brown University Library to Koha

Sep
10

Duluth, Ga., September 10, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of John Brown University Library to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 118,761 bibliographic records and 1,855 patrons at the university. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services. Training for Koha was also provided as part of the migration by Equinox.

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Brill Publishes High-Impact Titles in Open Access through Knowledge Unlatched

Sep
02

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 2 September 2019

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce the release of 11 books in Open Access in its most recent collaboration with library crowdsourcing platform Knowledge Unlatched.

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Applications Open for Equinox Open Source Grant

Aug
26

Duluth, Ga., August 26, 2019: Equinox is honored to begin accepting applications for the Equinox Open Source Grant. Successful applicants will receive hosting and support for Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

The first cycle of the grant opens August 26, 2019. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by December 20, 2019.

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Equinox migrates Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha

Aug
21

Duluth, Ga., August 21, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Carleton University’s Audio Visual Collection to Koha, the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide.

Their migration involved 14,633 bibliographic records and 134 patrons at the college. Equinox provided implementation and data services in addition to Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services.

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Equinox migrates Adams County Library System to the PaILS/SPARK Consortium

Jul
11

Duluth, Ga., July 12, 2019: Equinox is pleased to welcome Adams County Library System to Evergreen with their successful migration to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

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Plays International & Europe Launches Growing Digital Archive

Jul
10

Quarterly theatre magazine Plays International & Europe has launched a new digital archive with digital publishing experts Exact Editions’ cutting-edge platform. The title’s international subscription base can now delve into past and present theatre trends and performances, documented throughout an expansive collection of back issues, as well as new issues.

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Sterling College Mabee Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Jul
09

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Sterling College, Mabee Library, in Sterling, Kansas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 47,000 plus holdings from Liblime ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://sterlingks.bywatersolutions.com/.

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Leiden University Libraries and Brill Digitize over 55,000 Pages of Medieval Manuscripts

Jul
05

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 5 July 2019

Brill and Leiden University Libraries are proud to present the publication of the famous Greek manuscripts and mixed Greek and Latin manuscripts of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) under the title Codices Vossiani Graeci et Miscellanei Online.

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Utah Valley University Fulton Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

Jul
02

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Utah Valley University Fulton Library in Orem, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 270,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://uvu.bywatersolutions.com.

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