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    September 19th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 19 September 2017

    International publisher Brill launches a new journal, the Journal of African Military History, in collaboration with Professor Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University, and Professor Charles G. Thomas, US Air Command and Staff College.

    Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Military History and in African Studies. The Journal of African Military History will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in July:

    Advisory Board member Professor Richard Reid (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) said: “The arrival of this journal marks, at last, the coming of age of one of the most vibrant and exciting themes in African historical studies: the exploration of the culture and practice of warfare. The Editorial Board is a 'who's who' of the leading scholars in the field, and they will ensure that the journal showcases the very finest work on war and military culture, from the precolonial past through to more recent history. The journal has been a long time coming, and will be welcomed by students and historians of war in Africa and indeed beyond.”

    “This new journal is an excellent addition to Brill, strengthening both our Military History program and our African Studies program,” adds Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal. “It is a key part of the important academic movement to bring these two fields together, and to re-instate military history in Africa’s past. Much research remains to be done in the field, and we hope that the journal will offer a focused and high-caliber forum for the presentation and dissemination of this work for years to come, as well as stimulating the further development of this burgeoning area of research.”

    The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts from all disciplines that situate the study of African military experience within a historical context, and also welcomes submissions for themed special issues.

    For general information about this journal, please contact Dr Kate Hammond, Acquisitions Editor at Brill:, or visit

    For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals:; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. 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

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    September 1st, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    1st September 2017

    Making the case for open licensing in cultural heritage institutions

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage by Gill Hamilton and Fred Saunderson.

    In the digital era, libraries, archives, museums and galleries are no longer constrained by the physical limitations of their buildings, analogue books, manuscripts, maps, paintings and artefacts. Cultural collections now can be safely distributed and shared globally. To ensure that the benefits of this ability to share are realised, cultural institutions must endeavour to provide free and open access to their digital collections. The tool for achieving this is open licensing.

    Featuring real-world case studies from diverse education and heritage organizations, Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage digs into the concept of ‘open’ in relation to intellectual property. It explores the organizational benefits of open licensing and the open movement, including the importance of content discoverability, arguments for wider collections impact and access, the practical benefits of simplicity and scalability, and more ethical and principled arguments related to the protection of public content and the public domain.

    The authors said, “Openly sharing our knowledge, experience, content and culture for free is not a new concept. Sharing is an innate and natural part of our human character. Forward looking, inclusive, modern, relevant cultural heritage organizations must play a central role in supporting free, open access to culture at a global level. This is possible, practical and achievable with considered and informed application of an open licensing framework. Our book will provide readers with the insight, knowledge, and confidence to make a case for and implement an open licensing approach.”

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    Open Licensing for Cultural Heritage | Aug 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301850 | £64.95 | hardback: 9781783301867 | £129.95 | eBook: 9781783302505

    Gill Hamilton is Digital Access Manager at the National Library of Scotland where she leads on access to the Library’s extensive digital collections, and oversees its resource discovery and library management systems.

    Fred Saunderson is the National Library of Scotland’s Intellectual Property Specialist where he has responsibility for providing copyright and intellectual property advice and guidance, as well as coordinating licensing and re-use procedures.

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

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    September 1st, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) / Beijing (CN) – 1 September 2017

    International academic publisher Brill, through its regional office in Singapore, Brill Asia, has opened a branch office in Beijing, supporting its sales and marketing activities. The official opening took place during the 24th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF, 23-27 August). A festive reception for the opening of Brill China was held at the Residence of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the presence of Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mr. Paul Menkveld and distinguished guests. Celebratory speeches were given by the acting Ambassador, representatives of Brill, Peking University Library, and established publishing partners.

    “For over 300 years Royal Brill Publishing House has been in the business of connecting societies through scholarly publications. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Beijing is happy to see that Royal Brill, publishing for more than 100 years on China, Chinese culture and the Chinese language, will continue their work of engaging and partnering with Asia’s best scholars, universities and publishing houses from their newly established branch office in China’s capital Beijing. We wish this renowned Dutch company and its staff all the best”.
    Paul Menkveld, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    “Opening a branch office in China is a logical step after we established Brill Asia, our regional office in Singapore, in 2015. China is an important market that requires a different approach. Closeness to market is key, with local staff that can serve our customers in their own language and time-zone. We are delighted to continue to serve their needs though Brill China.”
    Liesbeth Kanis, Managing Director Brill Asia and Brill China

    At the BIBF, Brill further signed a strategic cooperation agreement with The Commercial Press (1897), one of the leading presses in China in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. The two presses will collaborate on publishing academic books, journals and digital products.

    “We are thrilled to be partnering with The Commercial Press, one of China's oldest and most prestigious publishers. Our publishing houses share a vision of excellence in academic publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our joint agreement is an important step in strengthening Brill's presence in China.”
    Dr. Uri Tadmor, Publishing Director Asian Studies, Brill

    On the same day, Brill and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their collaboration on a collection of digital resources, entitled Jewish Refugees in China.
    For more information on Brill China ( contact Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mr. Peter Coebergh ( or Mrs. Liesbeth Kanis ( For more information on the publishing cooperation contact Dr. Uri Tadmor ( or Dr. Qin Higley (

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology. With offices in Leiden, Boston, Paderborn, Singapore and China, Brill annually publishes over 270 journals and around 1200 new books and reference works, 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 more information, visit

    About The Commercial Press
    The Commercial Press was founded in Shanghai on February 11, 1897 and is the oldest modern publishing house in China. After several decades, it has been developed into a cultural and educational institute with publishing as its major business. Guided consistently by the principle of fostering cultural enhancement and intellectual enlightenment, its impact on the history of cultural and educational publishing in modern China has been profound and far-reaching. The Commercial Press is devoted to promoting cultural and educational enterprises in this new age of information. Building upon the foundation of both printed and digital formats, it will continue to advance, and actively pursue new developments towards greater diversification. For more information see our website.

    About Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJUTP)
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) is the official publishing house of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s leading universities and research institutions. Founded in 1983, it furthers the university’s goals of excellence in academic research, education and spreading knowledge. SJTUP publishes about 1,500 monographs, reference titles and textbooks annually covering a wide range of subjects, including natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Highlights include Collected Works of H.S. Tsien, A History of Chinese Science and Technology by former President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Lu Yongxiang, Aerospace Engineering Series edited by Academician Gu Songfen, and the first Chinese edition of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations translated by Yan Fu. Working closely with scholars, SJTUP disseminates science and promotes learning for the international academic community, meeting the needs of the full spectrum of researchers, professionals, teachers and students. SJTUP maintains good relationships with many renowned international publishers, conducting copyright trades and co-publishing programs with them, and has spearheaded the drive to introduce Chinese scholars to international academic communities. For more information see our website.

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    August 28th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 24, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Tunkhannock Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

    The addition of Tunkhannock brings over 30,000 bibliographic records to the SPARK Consortium. For the project, Equinox seamlessly migrated the library’s bibliographic and patron data, managing the mapping and policy creation process. Equinox also provided project management, administrative training, and end user training. As part of the SPARK consortium, Tunkhannock is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

    “Joining the Evergreen team was the right move for our library. We are positioning ourselves for increased resource sharing among our neighboring county libraries, and have realized substantial savings from switching our ILS. Our members should benefit from the change. The support staff has been quick to help and are responsive to our particular needs, which is much appreciated.”- Kristin Smith-Gary, Director

    “The Tunkhannock migration was unique with regards to the level of data openness we experienced during the process. This openness allowed for the migration team to create tools to work with a new open library data interchange format. From pre-planning to go-live, the Tunkhannock staff remained quite inquisitive and engaged. The Migration Team enjoyed the opportunity to help Tunkhannock migrate to SPARK.”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

    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

    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, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see


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    August 24th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Dallax, TX (August 23, 2017) - Amigos Library Services today announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results.

    When asked about his decision to partner with Koios, Alan Kornblau, Amigos Library Services CEO, said, “By partnering with Koios, Amigos Library Services members will be able to get their resources to appear in Google. Many libraries do not realize how many opportunities are available on Google to connect library resources with community needs. Koios can help our members make those connections..”

    The Libre Online Promotional Suite (Libre OPS) is a new offering from Koios, previously known for their work in browser extensions. According to Koios founder Trey Gordner, Libre substantially advances the young company’s mission to “make borrowing online as easy as buying.” The suite combines the best practices of structured data, search engine optimization, and paid search marketing to propel libraries to the top of local search results. With Libre, the library appears first for searches like "1984 book," "math homework help," and "learn spanish free."

    To learn more about Amigos Library Services, visit Additional information about Koios and its products can be found at

    About Koios
    Koios builds stronger communities around library resources through digital marketing. We enable library materials, programs, and databases to appear in local Google search results and alert Amazon shoppers when they can borrow instead of buy. Our products have been featured in American Libraries Magazine and Information Today, and are used at nearly 50 libraries across the country. To learn more about attracting new patrons and increasing circulation through digital marketing, visit

    About Amigos Library Services
    Amigos Library Services is a not-for-profit membership-based consortia consisting of over 500 libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Through membership in Amigos, libraries and cultural heritage institutions collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the community, opportunities for continuing professional education, negotiated discounts on electronic information resources, access to a rich array of topical online conferences, reliable courier services, and more.

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    Terri Mertz
    Marketing Specialist, Amigos Library Services

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    Trey Gordner
    Founder/CEO, Koios

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