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    September 27th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Will Serve as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Global Information Technology Company ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 27, 2016 — As a global, industry-leading company, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) requires a workforce with the skills and talents to drive innovation and growth. In order to build and manage that workforce, EBSCO has hired Catherine Reid as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Reid brings 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations to EBSCO. She will be responsible for HR strategy and service delivery.

    Reid was most recently the Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Reuters, where she was responsible for more than 1,200 employees in 40 different countries. She moved into that role after serving as HR leader for the Trademarks group and Global HRBP for IP Solutions for Thomson Reuters and her positions have been based in London, Boston and Washington D.C. Prior to that, Reid was the HR Manager for LM Ericsson in Dublin, where she was responsible for HR service delivery to a number of groups including R&D and Sales, and worked as a Compensation and Benefits Consultant for Mercer HR Consulting in Dublin.

    She holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and a MBS from University College Dublin. Reid also completed a five-month program at Harvard focusing on the application of design thinking and was nominated to attend the Business Leaders Program at Thomson Reuters.

    While Reid will focus on HR at EBSCO Information Services, she will work closely with the HR team for EBSCO Industries, EBSCO’s parent company. EBSCO Industries President and CEO Tim Collins says that Reid has the abilities and experience that the company needs to continue to develop and strengthen through its personnel. “We have been successful because we have hired good people and let them thrive. A strong and progressive HR team is necessary to allow this to happen and Catherine has the knowledge and the vision to ensure that EBSCO Information Services has the team and the personnel procedures and services to maximize individual and company success.”

    Reid will work out of EBSCO Information Services’ International headquarters in Ipswich, Massachusetts and will be responsible for more than 3,000 employees in more than 30 countries. She sees her extensive and varied international experience as an asset. “EBSCO hires team members all over the world and has strong core values that impact who we hire as well as the customers we serve. I expect to be able to help EBSCO continue to play a leadership role as an information provider and remain an employer of choice for our employees and prospects all over the world.”

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 900,000 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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    September 22nd, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Stacks Makes the Library Experience Relevant, Responsive and Robust ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 22, 2016 — Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.

    With Stacks customizable themes, configurable drag-and-drop layouts, social media integrations, granular user roles and multi-language support for more than 60 languages, libraries are now able to create online content with ease. Stacks allows libraries to market programs and services, manage event registrations and room bookings, conduct surveys and polls and create research guides. It also enables libraries to surface all of their collections and provide the best possible search and discovery experience and more—all within one easy-to-use, dashboard-driven, responsive platform.

    Stacks supports all external catalogs and a contemporary bento-box style search that enables each library to create a tailored search experience. Deep integrations with Cover Art, Review and Recommendation providers, Integrated Library Systems, Google Places and many more are easy to configure and provide a rich and meaningful experience with every digital library visit.

    Built on user experience best practices and industry-leading mobile-first philosophies, Stacks makes creating intuitive designs, engaging content and world-class digital library experiences simple. Stacks is optimized for best-in-class performance and is sustainable with an annual subscription model covering updates, security, maintenance and ongoing support.

    Another way that Stacks helps to create the best library experience for patrons is that it integrates with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). EBSCO Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy Mark Herrick, says this allows libraries to provide the ultimate research experience “EBSCO has always worked toward giving the user the best possible search experience and the deep integration between EDS and Stacks aligns with that goal, bringing the most comprehensive collection of resources together with a library’s local content for a seamless user experience.”

    Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., says “Stacks is the culmination of my life’s work in libraries dating back more than a decade. I knew there had to be a better way and I couldn’t be more thrilled to watch this solution grow to serve libraries around the world. We must collaborate and share our efforts and expertise to remain relevant.”

    Libraries also have the option to go mobile with Stacks Mobile, a native mobile app(s) for iOS and Android. To learn more about Stacks and Stacks Mobile visit: www.stacksdiscovery.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 900,000 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 Stacks Inc.
    The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Faculty Library is part of the Stacks story. Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc., is a former Systems Administrator & Management Consultant for a large consortia serving over 150 public libraries. Inspired by the solutions she was able to create, Kristin partnered with her then vendor, Chad Smith to evolve the products they had built into what we now know as Stacks. The team's deep library technology expertise was recognized in 2014 when the TALOnline project was recognized with the ALA Award for Collaboration and the CLA Award for Innovation in Technology. These accomplishments attracted the last key members of an all-star team that is reinventing the library experience.

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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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    September 22nd, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 22 September 2016

    International publisher Brill has announced its 2017 journal program and prices.

    Brill's 2017 journal program and prices are now available. The entire 2017 journal program consists of 264 titles, including 5 new journals, 11 newly acquired journals and 9 new titles in Brill Research Perspectives.

    The complete 2017 journal price list is now available in Excel format and as a PDF folder on Brill’s website. The price list for the Online Journal Collections is also available:
    - 2017 Journal Price List – PDF: http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/2017_journal_price_list_lowres_... / Excel: http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/2017_journal_price_list_externa...
    - 2017 Online Journal Collections – PDF: http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/journalscollectiononline2017_lo... / Excel: http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/2017_brill_journal_collections_...

    Please also check the additional information sheet (http://www.brill.com/sites/default/files/brill_2017_journals_-_additiona...) for more information on the 2017 program, title changes, frequency and/or page increases, etc.

    For more information on Brill's journal program, contact Stijn van der Heide, Marketing Manager at Brill, heide@brill.com, T: +31 (0)71 5353 586.

    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, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston and Singapore, Brill publishes over 265 journals and around 1000 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/brills-2017-journal-prices-now-available

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    September 20th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 20, 2016 — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017.

    Each scholarship will provide up to $1,500 to defray the cost of conference registration, travel and expenses. One of the five scholarships will be awarded to a first-time conference attendee. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    The application deadline is Nov. 2, 2016, and entries will be judged by a jury designated by ALA. Candidates must submit an essay that answers the questions: What will be the next game changer(s) for your library? How will your attendance at ALA Midwinter 2017 help you to contribute to the future of your library and libraries overall?

    To apply or learn more about the scholarships, visit: www.ala.org/awardsgrants/ebsco-midwinter-meeting-sponsorship

    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 900,000 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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    September 19th, 2016LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    New Partnership between EBSCO and Mackin Makes Accessing eBooks Easier for Schools
    ~ K-12 Libraries Can Now Easily Add EBSCO eBooks™ to Collection via Mackin.com ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 19, 2016 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Mackin have partnered to make EBSCO eBooks™ available to order on the Mackin.com ecommerce site. The collaboration between EBSCO and Mackin, a leading provider of high-quality library and classroom materials to librarians and educators in K-12 schools, gives MackinVIA customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of relevant EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred acquisition platform. MackinVIA, the free digital resource management system, is used by over 9 million students and has recently won the Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016 for the second year in a row.

    EBSCO offers hundreds of thousands of high-quality eBook titles from leading publishers, including Penguin Random House and more than one hundred University Presses, as well as collections designed specifically for K-12 schools that contain high-quality fiction and non-fiction titles across a diverse range of subject and topic areas. With the new partnership, libraries can search, add titles to a list and order EBSCO eBooks through the library’s existing order and content management workflow.

    In addition to having EBSCO eBooks available on the Mackin.com ecommerce site, EBSCO K-12 libraries will also benefit from additional classroom solutions including leveled literacy libraries, and supplemental curriculum and reference materials, such as videos, handouts and testing materials.

    Director of Digital Services at Mackin, Mesa Heise says, “Our partnership with EBSCO is not only exciting for all of us at Mackin, but one that is certain to be highly beneficial to our customers as well. With the continued growth of MackinVIA, our free digital resource management system, the timing to add these titles and this functionality couldn’t have come at a better time.”

    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 900,000 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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