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    November 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 17 November 2017

    International publisher Brill launches the 'Philosophy of Film' book series. Interested in more than simply interpretation, the series seeks to place film in relationship with classical philosophical questions such as (its own) essence, truth, or beauty. “This series is a great venue for philosophers who want to account for their experience of specific films, directors, or the phenomenon of film in general,” says series editor Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

    The series defines philosophy broadly. Benefiting from the intellectual wealth of the entire history of the Humanities, it is intended to be a source for anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema. “Launched at a time where we must urgently consider how film and media impact personal and political tides, Brill’s new 'Philosophy of Film' series will offer new horizons for the relationship between screen culture and the way in which we understand the world,” says editorial board member Hunter Vaughan from Oakland University, author of 'Where Film Meets Philosophy.'

    While there are several book series on film studies, not many publishing houses have a series devoted to the philosophy of film. Brill’s 'Philosophy of Film' bridges the fields of art studies and philosophy. “It is truly exciting to have a series devoted to this relatively new and vital subject area. Readers will pay attention!” says editorial board member Rey Chow, professor of literature at Duke University and author of 'Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema.'

    The editorial board welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. Visit the website (http://www.brill.com/products/series/philosophy-film) for submission guidelines. The first two volumes in the series will be published later this month: 'Death in Documentaries,' by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and 'Plotinus and the Moving Image,' edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos. All volumes in the series will become available online and in print.

    For more information on this media alert, please contact Jennifer Pavelko, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via pavelko@brill.com.

    For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: brill@turpin-distribution.com; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or brillna@turpin-distribution.com; 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, Education, 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 1,400 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.

    View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-book-series-philosophy-film

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    November 15th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 1, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the LeHigh Valley Libraries to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

    This move includes more than 155,000 patrons, and over 352,000 bibliographic records. For the LeHigh Valley migration Equinox worked with the PaILS consortium along with Allentown Public Library, Bethlehem Area Public Library and Easton Area Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium,The LeHigh Valley Libraries are now hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

    "Migrating to a new ILS is never easy - and our situation was not migrating just one library, but three independent libraries that have shared an ILS for 16 years - the migration team at Equinox handled all of our needs, questions, and requests with professionalism, understanding and patience. I am pleased at how seamless the transition took place for us here at the Easton Area Public Library and look forward to the opportunities that we will have to continue to grow our resource sharing with not just our partners in the Lehigh Valley Library System, Allentown Public Library and Bethlehem Area Public Library, but with other libraries using the Evergreen software in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a win for all of us!"-Jennifer Long, Director, Easton Area Public Library

    "It was wonderful to train the libraries in Lehigh Valley area. They were a sharp, detail-oriented group and I am certain they will be a fantastic addition to the SPARK Evergreen consortium.- Mary Jinglewski, Product and Implementation Trainer

    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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    November 10th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 November 2017

    International publisher Brill launches a new journal, Bamboo and Silk, co-edited by Professor CHEN Wei at Wuhan University, China, and Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy at The University of Chicago, USA.

    Bamboo and Silk is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts of Wuhan University. Based on unearthed Chinese bamboo and silk manuscripts from the pre-Qin period and Qin, Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties, the journal focuses on studies of character identification and textual reconstitution, and studies of the social, political, economic and legal systems as well as ideology, culture, language, customs and other aspects reflected by these manuscripts.

    Brill adds this peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio on China Studies. Bamboo and Silk will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue has been published in October: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/24689246

    Chief editor Professor CHEN Wei (Director of the Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan) said: “Bamboo and silk manuscripts provide valuable sources for understanding the history and culture of the Warring States period, and the Qin and Han empires. Research on these materials has increasingly internationalized in the last years. With the journal Bamboo and Silk, we aim to provide a platform for scholars across the world to share their research and discuss the latest developments in this exciting field of scholarship.”

    Chief editor Professor Edward L. Shaughnessy (Creel Distinguished Service Professor of Early China, The University of Chicago) adds: “The world of China Studies has been exhilarated and profoundly changed by the remarkable archaeological discoveries of the last half century. Of these discoveries perhaps the most important have been manuscripts written on bamboo and silk. Some of these manuscripts are new versions of texts long known, while many others are wholly new, introducing material never before seen. Bamboo and Silk makes the most authoritative scholarship on these manuscripts available to an international readership.”

    The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers.

    For general information about this journal, please contact Dr. Qin Higley, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill: higley@brill.com, or visit www.brill.com/bsms.

    For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: brill@turpin-distribution.com; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or brillna@turpin-distribution.com; 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, Education, 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 1,400 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.

    View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-bamboo-and-silk

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    November 9th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship edited by Paul Glassman and Judy Dyki.

    Since the publication of the first edition of this handbook, the world of art and design libraries has been rocked by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media, the release of new standards and guidelines, shifts in the materials and processes of contemporary art, innovative developments in publishing models, expanding roles of librarians, new perspectives surrounding library spaces, and the evolving needs and expectations of art and design students.

    Revised and updated with mostly new chapters, The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship provides an accessible guide to librarians working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and historians who study those disciplines.

    The authors said, “The handbook delineates roles and responsibilities for art and design librarians, offers guidelines for materials and collections management, reviews best practice in teaching and learning, and presents innovative approaches to knowledge creation, library spaces and promotion and sustainability.”

    Clive Phillpot, former Director of the Library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, said, “The contributors to this book are writing from the front line. So, art and design librarians of the world, read on, you have nothing to lose but your innocence.”

    The book is out now and will be essential reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.

    Paul Glassman is Director of University Libraries and Adjunct Instructor of Architectural History and Design at Yeshiva University.

    Judy Dyki is Director of Library and Academic Resources at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Editor of Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

    Foreword by Clive Phillpot, Fermley Press, London (formerly Director of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York).

    More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302000

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | 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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    November 6th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~EBSCO information Services is Partnering with BiblioLabs to Support Open Access
    Discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — Nov 6, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs have announced the launch of a collaborative open access initiative dedicated to advancing library and industry innovation related to electronic theses and dissertations (ETD). OpenDissertations.org, is committed to facilitating open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website, EBSCO will include EDT metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery.

    Project sponsors recognize that ETD authors are faced with an expanding world of discovery and hosting options for their work. EBSCO is committed to easing the path of discovery. By exposing metadata via the OpenDissertations.org website and EBSCO Discovery Service, the project seeks to increase the visibility of ETDs on the open web. Users will be able to link from individual records in the database to partnering host sites, including academic institutional repositories.

    Universities have long provided theses and dissertations to companies that require libraries to subscribe to their products to gain the added value of aggregated access to this research output. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open-web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs are seeking to add an enhanced service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content, extending access to any interested reader worldwide.

    The project is open to libraries around the world and currently includes: the British Library’s EThOS Service, Cornell University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky. The OpenDissertations.org program provides libraries with additional academic and open web discovery of ETD metadata. Students will also be able to access the full text of the ETD in their library’s own institutional repository.

    More than 20 libraries are expected to be participating by the time OpenDissertations.org goes live in 2018. Libraries that currently contribute to existing for-fee dissertation products are in a perfect position to support the open dissertations project, with minimal work required. Over the course of 2018 the partners will also be announcing several innovations related to handling a growing world of multi-media ETD’s and handling the underlying research data sets students create in the process of their research.

    EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick, says the FOLIO Project and OpenDissertations.org are natural extensions of EBSCO’s commitment to address critical parts of the academic ecosystem. “With our initial investment in FOLIO, we committed ourselves to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org we are helping institutions succeed at driving increased usage of their own open institutional research and increasing access to this valuable content. Open Access is creating new paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

    BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says, “We are excited to be working with EBSCO to innovate around ETDs and look forward to finding many ways to drive more discovery and usage of these important materials. Beyond leveraging EBSCO’s massive institutional presence, this collaboration is centered on meeting a rising tide of institutional needs around ETDs and working to create sustainable access and business models around this stream of research.”

    Opendissertations.org is the next step in an ongoing effort to open access to dissertations. In 2014, EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present with the goal of creating a single portal for ETDs which could be added to university profiles and accessed online.

    Libraries interested in participating can contact https://biblioboard.com/opendissertations/contact/ or visit OpenDissertations.org.

    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.

    About BiblioLabs

    BiblioLabs is a leader in Open Education Resource (OER) and OA content creation, curation and distribution software to academic institutions. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, their BiblioBoard platform aims to transform student and researcher access to information by delivering a simple, intuitive and modern user experience and delivering the best OER and OA content creation tools. They work with public and academic institutions of all sizes to democratize access to information and lower costs for students.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    978-356-6500 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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