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    September 2nd, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    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.

    With topics including interdisciplinary research on trust, a comparative study of women and gender, and a comprehensive overview of the historical relationship between money, society, and the economy, Brill is proud to make available relevant contributions from the Humanities and Social Sciences to urgent social discussions.

    To guarantee the widest possible dissemination, all e-books are available via OAPEN, JSTOR, DOAB, and Brill’s dedicated Knowledge Unlatched e-book collection: https://brill.com/view/package/9789004338180.

    With over 400 titles, Brill has grown to one of the largest Open Access book publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Knowledge Unlatched is one of the OA options offered to authors and editors as part of Brill’s funding support program. Other author services include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production, marketing and promotion, as well as print publication.

    For more information about this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill (paalvast@brill.com).

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Languages & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information, please visit Brill.com.

    About Knowledge Unlatched
    Knowledge Unlatched brings academic libraries and publishers together to create a sustainable route for Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The initiative has so far unlatched more than 1450 book titles and 19 journals. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/141/brill-publishes-highimpact-titles-in-open...

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    August 26th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    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.

    The program is designed to provide access to a modern, online library catalog to non-profit or governmental organizations that possess a library but do not have the financial and technological resources to contract for commercial services.

    “As a staff we have been looking forward to kick-starting the grant all summer,” said Mike Rylander, Executive Director and founder of Equinox. “Many of us are librarians and we understand the significance of this opportunity. It is our vision that every community, regardless of size or funding, should benefit from a thriving and accessible library.”

    Successful applicant libraries will gain Koha hosting in addition to training and access to Equinox’s video library. The program also encompasses consulting time for software configuration. Renewal of the grant is open to successful applicants as long as they meet the requirements specified by the grant.

    Full application details are available at: http://bit.ly/EquinoxOSGrant. Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a 501(c)3 company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

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

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    August 22nd, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    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.

    “Working with Equinox has been a breeze,” said George Duimovich, Associate University Librarian in Collections & Technology at Carleton University. “We had a challenging legacy system to update, and chose Equinox to support us – professional and expert at every step.”

    Founded in 1999 Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers.

    "It was great to see a familiar face again, even if virtually,” said Jason Etheridge, senior developer at Equinox of working with George Duimovich. “I love when open source follows people around and I'm glad that Carleton had such a smooth Koha implementation."

    To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit: https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ .

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

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

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    August 1st, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Partners with Arkivum to Address Archiving, Digital Preservation and Long-Term Data Management
    ~ Safeguarding, Preservation and Discovery Come Together for Libraries Through Partnership Between EBSCO Information Services and Arkivum ~

    IPSWICH, Mass., and LONDON — August 1, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Arkivum have formed a strategic partnership to expand value to institutions by making their research data, institutional records and digital assets usable, accessible and optimized for the long-term. The partnership will leverage EBSCO’s SaaS-based portfolio, including EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), and Arkivum Perpetua, an integrated long-term data management solution used by some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

    Arkivum Perpetua is a field-proven, long-term data management solution for preserving, safeguarding and discovering an institution’s valuable collections, research output and corporate data. Arkivum Perpetua provides data safeguarding, digital preservation, record keeping, compliance and value extraction capabilities. Built-in automated processes ensure future accessibility, easy search and usability of the data, making customers’ content discoverable and available over any digital channel. The modular design developed on a next-gen, micro-services architecture enables institutions to seamlessly scale from a small deployment of several terabytes to an enterprise-wide petabyte-level solution. Arkivum Perpetua also allows for seamless integration with institutional applications for corporate records management, special collections, scholarly outputs and research data — providing a solution for any type of data that an institution wishes to manage for the long-term.

    EBSCO Discovery Service provides users with an easy, yet powerful means of accessing an institution's library collections through a single search box. Arkivum Perpetua will integrate with EDS so that content can be seamlessly discovered and accessed across the combined solution. Through the integration with EDS, content will be discoverable alongside other institutional resources and materials. This provides staff, researchers and students with a one-stop-shop to find valuable archival content through EDS and then use Arkivum Perpetua to view and use the content.

    Arkivum Perpetua is part of the FOLIO initiative that is creating an open source library services platform (LSP). Perpetua will be further integrated with the FOLIO platform and support the vision and roadmap for an extensible platform supporting traditional resource management but focused on the ability to deliver new services.
    EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President for Strategy Tommy Doyle says, “The partnership with Arkivum allows EBSCO to continue to deliver key services and meet the growing needs for digital preservation. Providing archiving and preservation of institutional assets allows us to deliver holistic access and discoverability of information to students and faculty members alike. Arkivum’s team, subject matter expertise and capabilities are a great way for EBSCO to solve the preservation needs that customers increasingly require while helping them to better manage and secure their research data, collections and library assets overall.”

    Arkivum CEO Guy Yaniv says, “We are thrilled and excited to partner with EBSCO and support their mission to improve research around the world. EBSCO’s vision and expertise in providing library services and innovative technology aligns well with Arkivum. Combining Arkivum’s solution for the institution’s created and owned records with EBSCO’s discovery and library offering will substantially increase value to libraries and research organizations worldwide. We look forward to continuous innovation, together with EBSCO, as we serve this dynamic market.”

    For more information please visit: https://more.ebsco.com/perpetua.html

    About Arkivum
    Arkivum delivers software, services and domain expertise for long term data management and digital preservation making your data secure, accessible and usable for as long as you need it. We are at the forefront of long-term digital lifecycle management technology and methodologies, encompassing preservation strategies, system architectures, total cost of ownership considerations and the mitigation of the risk of loss of critical data. The company has a clear mission to help organizations maximize the value of long-term data by providing a safe, secure, compliant and accessible data management solution for every type of data. Our domain expertise means we can guarantee 100% data integrity and best practice guidance for dealing with new internal and external regulations as they are introduced. Bringing your archived data to life. For more information, visit our website at www.arkivum.com.

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

    Arkivum contact
    Becks Hicks
    Marketing Director
    Arkivum Ltd.
    +44-7476-210-222
    becks.hicks@arkivum.com

    EBSCO contact
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    EBSCO Information Services
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    July 11th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    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.

    The Adams County Library System’s move will support 49,289 patrons. The migration included a total of 118,401 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox included project management and Evergreen software configuration. Data extraction and bibliographic de-duplication were completed as part of their migration encompassing item, patron, and transaction records. The library prepared for the migration with on site and remote training from Equinox.

    "We have enjoyed the adventure of migrating our libraries to SPARK,” said Laura Goss, executive director of the Adams County Library System. “The Equniox/PaILS migration team gave us an overview and timeline so that we knew from the first phone call what to expect in the process, which made it easy to complete our tasks on schedule. The team was always quickly responsive to our questions and was able to figure out how to incorporate all of our quirks. The six Adams County Library branches are happy to have joined the SPARK community and look forward to continuing our involvement with PaILS and Equinox."

    PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortium of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortium since 2013.

    "One of my goals in each migration is to try to find ways to improve each one, to find some way to enrich the experience for the library migrating,” said Rogan Hamby, data and project analyst for Equinox. “I really like working with PAILS because in our collaboration I have a partner in developing that experience. The Adams library staff were great to work with. I know it was a busy time of the year for them and they handled this like they do it all the time. It's a thrill to see PAILS grow and by extension the Evergreen community grow with these great folks joining us."

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

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

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