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    January 22nd, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Washington State Law Library is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the libraries 51,000 plus bibs from Sierra and is providing ongoing support services for Koha.

    The new catalog can be viewed here: https://washlawlib.bywatersolutions.com/

    Deputy Law Librarian, Larisa John, recently commented on the migration, "We are thrilled with our new ILS and the service and training from ByWater Solutions. I wish we’d made this upgrade years ago”

    About The Washington State Law Library
    The Washington State Law Library is a law library in Olympia, WA. The Washington State Law Library's mission is to promote reliable access to legal information and provide expert legal reference assistance.
    Read more at https://www.courts.wa.gov/library

    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

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    January 22nd, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 22 January 2021

    Brill is delighted to announce that it has concluded Transformative Agreements with Jisc in the UK and Bibsam in Sweden. Brill is one of the leading academic publishers in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and Biology, with a broad Open Access portfolio consisting of more than 450 books and several thousand journal articles.

    Both the Jisc and Bibsam agreements offer academics at participating institutions the benefits of reading access to the full Brill Journal Collection, as well as unlimited Open Access research article publishing in all Brill journals, including Gold Full Open Access titles.

    The agreement with Jisc is a two-year agreement (2021-2022) and is open to the Scottish SHEDL consortium as well as all other eligible UK university libraries and academic-related Jisc affiliate members. Further details can be found at https://subscriptionsmanager.jisc.ac.uk/catalogue/2569

    The agreement with Bibsam is a three-year agreement (2021-2023) and is open to all eligible Bibsam institutions. Details of the agreement can be found at https://www.kb.se/samverkan-och-utveckling/oppen-tillgang-och-bibsamkons...

    For more information about the agreements, please contact Jisc, Bibsam or Linda Empringham at Brill on empringham@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.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/280/brill-reaches-new-transformative-agreemen...

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    January 22nd, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 21.01.00 release, the first release of 2021, is now available. This release includes over 60 enhancements to 16 different functions in the Aspen Discovery system.

    Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release: "This release includes over 60 different suggestions from our library partners and fine-tunes Aspen Discovery so that it works even more smoothly for their patrons. We are thrilled to work with our partners to continually improve Aspen Discovery."

    Read full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-01-00-rel...

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    January 21st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Spain’s University of Zaragoza Adopts the FOLIO Library Services Platform
    ~ The First FOLIO Library in Spain Will Begin Implementation with EBSCO Information Services and IBAI-SCANBIT ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 21, 2021 — University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) is the first library in Spain to choose FOLIO as its Library Services Platform (LSP) with hosting services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The implementation project will be led by IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services (IBAI-SCANBIT) who has partnered with EBSCO for library implementation in Spain and will be completed in the spring of 2021.

    This transition to FOLIO will provide UNIZAR with a more efficient management system for its printed and electronic resources. The University of Zaragoza Library is currently working on the transition to cloud storage, freeing up resources to focus on implementation.

    UNIZAR Library Director, Ramón Abad, says that the implementation of open source technology "is highly valued by IT staff and will allow for more personalized adjustments and developments tailored to our needs." About this pioneer installation of FOLIO, supported by IBAI-SCANBIT and EBSCO, he says that "the installation of FOLIO will provide great visibility to the University of Zaragoza Library, which could become a reference for the Spanish library world."

    IBAI-SCANBIT’s CEO Iñigo Lapitz says that the partnership agreement with EBSCO offers the Spanish market a strong option for implementation. “We believe that the implementation of FOLIO at the University of Zaragoza will be a reference for many institutions that have not yet found a solution to their library management challenges.”

    IBAI-SCANBIT and EBSCO announced their partnership in 2019 to support local libraries in Spain adopting FOLIO. SCANBIT has specialized in library automation for more than 25 years and is committed to the philosophy of open software. The partnership combines EBSCO's hosting capabilities as well as the implementation expertise and local service support provided by IBAI-SCANBIT.

    About IBAI-SCANBIT Technology and Services
    IBAI-SCANBIT, a 25-year company specialized in technology and outsourcing services for libraries and other cultural heritage and research institutions, is owned by a larger company called LKS Technological Consultancy. Currently, approximately 700 people work in this group and they are part of the Mondragon Corporation, the largest cooperative in the region of the Basque Country and one of the largest groups in Spain, formed by 239 companies and more than 75,000 people. IBAI-SCANBIT’s mission is to deliver professional services and the latest technology to libraries, archives, museums, walking together towards continuous improvement, innovation, progress and sustainable development of societies, bringing adding value to services and clients. The company contributes to different associations and communities of librarians, for example, the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians, Documentalist and Museology (FESABID), and the KOHA, VuFind and FOLIO Communities.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, and clinical decisions tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals and books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 385,000 serials, including more than 170,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    January 20th, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar Grant
    ~ $200,000 in Grants Available for Libraries Worldwide ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2021 — Submissions are now open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available.

    The grants will help winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing solar arrays. EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program in 2016 and has given libraries more than one million dollars in grants.

    In 2020, EBSCO received more than 90 submissions from libraries in 18 countries. H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Learning Resource Centre, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Independence Public Library in Independence, Belize; Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji Islands; Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire; and The Valley Library at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, each received an EBSCO Solar Grant.

    EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says institutions reduce their carbon footprint and set an example for their communities. “Solar power is a great way to showcase the value of green technologies. By offering solar grants to libraries, EBSCO invests in communities looking to offer alternative energy resources and educate their communities on the benefits of adopting solar resources.”

    The EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar includes details such as the timeline, where to submit questions, a link to the submission form and FAQs. Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions by February 28. Submissions are due by May 3, and the winner will be announced in June 2021.

    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
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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