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    June 22nd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Contact:
    Backstage Library Works
    801.356.1852
    news@bslw.com
    www.bslw.com

    PROVO, Utah, Jun 23, 2017 –– Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nate Cothran to President. Nate has worked with Backstage for nearly 20 years, managing IT/Technical, Authority Control, and Automation Services. He is a PMP-certified leader who has helped to grow internal departments and improve efficiencies at every turn. Nate believes that customer service is paramount to client satisfaction and continually seeks to ease the client’s workload.

    Nate’s vision and dedication to effective leadership will be an integral part of Backstage’s continued rapid growth and expansion of capabilities. He will oversee sales and product management while leading Backstage in its mission to provide a full range of high quality,
    cost-effective professional services. Nate will supervise operations in each Backstage location.

    John Merrill is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the company and remains Backstage’s owner and chairman. He states:

    “I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Nate Cothran as President of Backstage Library Works.

    “As the owner of Backstage I’ve directed its fortunes since its inception in 1998. I absolutely believe Nate will lead the company to new heights of greater service to libraries.

    “Nate has been successful in every assignment in his years at Backstage, from cataloger to technical services to project manager and product manager. Under his leadership our Authority Control group has become the industry standard for high quality, cost-effective services. He has earned the opportunity to pursue his commitment to excellence in a greater capacity.”

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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    June 20th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    06/20/2017
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    The Emmaus Bible College Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Emmaus Bible College Library, of Dubique, IA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 150,000 plus holdings from Winnebago Spectrum and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://lib.emmaus.edu/

    Nathan Curulla, Co-Owner of ByWater commented on the library's decision to partner with ByWater:

    "We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the team at the Emmaus Bible College Library! Everyone involved in the migration to Koha has been enthusiastic and excited for the increase in functionality the will receive with the implementation of their new system. We look forward to a long and productive relationship!"

    About the Emmaus Bible College
    Established in 1941, Emmaus Bible College has developed a reputation worldwide for our trusted Bible teaching. Students from across North America and around the world continue to value studying the Word of God in a systematic way, and recent alumni can be found ministering in over 33 countries of the world. By design, Bible is their middle name, and providing biblical instruction continues to be a core element of their mission. For more information please visit: http://www.emmaus.edu/

    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 ByWater Solutions:
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    June 20th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing, publisher of academic and professional books for librarians, information scientists, archivists and records managers, has appointed Taylor and Francis as their exclusive agent in Australia and New Zealand.

    Publishing Director Helen Carley said, “We are pleased to be working with Taylor and Francis to make our books widely available to our growing customer base through multiple channels in Australia and New Zealand”.

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    Press contact:

    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
    Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk

    Notes:

    All orders in Australia and New Zealand should now go to:
    Taylor and Francis Australia
    Level 2, 11 Queens Rd
    Melbourne, Victoria 3004
    Australia
    Tel: +61 (0)3 8842 2420
    Fax: +61 (0)3 8842 2424
    Email: books@tandf.com.au

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    June 19th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 19 June 2017

    To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill publishing is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies.

    Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (http://www.brill.com/news/brill-awarded-sheikh-zayed-book-award-publishi...) for publishing. The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals. This year, the Paper Prize will be hosted by Islamic Law and Society (www.brill.com/ils)

    The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree no longer than 3 years before the submission deadline. For the submission requirements visit http://www.brill.com/brills-middle-east-and-islamic-studies-early-career...

    The winner will be announced via Brill’s social media channels and email newsletter:
    Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrillMidEastAfrica
    Email Newsletter: subscribe at www.brill.com/email-newsletters

    Past Results
    The winner of the 2016 Paper Prize was Fatma Öncel, PhD Candidate at Boğaziçi University, Turkey. Her article "Land, Tax and Power in the Ottoman Provinces: The Malikane-Mukataa of Esma Sultan in Alasonya (c. 1780-1825)" was considered “a convincing and important contribution to the research field” and was published in the Turkish Historical Review (www.brill.com/thr).

    The 2014 winner was Alexander E. Balistreri, then Ph.D. student at the Near Eastern Studies department at Princeton University. His article "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of Kadirbeyoglu Zeki Bey" was chosen as the best submission by the board of Brill's journal Die Welt des Islams (www.brill.com/wdi).

    For more information about Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize, please contact: articlecompetition@brill.com

    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) and Singapore (SG), 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 www.brill.com.

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    June 15th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions will be at ALA Annual this year at booth #4348. We’re going to do demos of our products and demonstrate highlights from the recent release.

    General Koha Demos

    Saturday, June 24: 11:30 am
    Saturday, June 24: 4:00 pm
    Sunday, June 25: 2:30 pm
    Monday, June 26: 10:30 am

    EBSCO EDS

    (OPAC Search functionality and Configuration tools)

    Saturday, June 24: 2:15 pm
    Sunday, June 25: 9:45 am

    Academic Success for your Students

    (Course Reserves, Article Requests, Multi-item holds)

    Saturday, June 24: 12:30 pm
    Sunday, June 25: 1:30 pm

    OPAC Design

    (Checkout the new layout, Kids OPAC and see what you can to update your OPAC in a few easy steps)

    Saturday, June 24: 1:30 pm
    Sunday, June 25: 10:45 am

    DIY for Your Patrons

    (OPAC reset password, multi item holds, guarantor, privacy settings and SMS updates)

    Saturday, June 24: 3:15 pm
    Sunday, June 25: 11:45 am

    Demos will be 15-20 minutes long.

    If you can't make the scheduled times, we'd be happy to do on the fly demos and answer any questions you might have if you stop by at other times! Come meet Brendan, Josh, Todd, Adam, and Jessie at booth #4348 in Chicago. We hope to see you all soon!

    About ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve.

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