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    May 23rd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DULUTH, Ga., May 23, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

    Nazareth brings an additional 55,000 bibliographic records and 19,000 patrons into the growing SPARK consortium. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the SPARK consortium, Nazareth is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

    The library’s Executive Director, Holly Bennett, had this to say, “The decision to migrate the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity to the SPARK consortium was based on three elements. First, our staff recognized the robust search and workflow capabilities of the Evergreen platform. Second, it was apparent that the technology behind the Evergreen system would provide the opportunity to evolve into a premiere library with possibilities to improve our daily tasks and service offerings. Finally, the support and dedication of the SPARK consortium reassured the Nazareth Library Staff that this change will help us better serve our patrons.

    The Equinox and SPARK migration team provided top-notch, professional guidance through our transition and training. Our staff is very grateful for their continued support and look forward to the professional camaraderie with the other members of the SPARK community.”

    Grace Dunbar, Vice President of Equinox, said, “It is a pleasure to provide the services necessary to allow our Evergreen customer’s consortia to grow and flourish. We look forward to a long partnership with Nazareth and the entire PaILS SPARK consortium.”

    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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    May 23rd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of The Silence of the Archive by David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson

    In recent years big data initiatives, not to mention Hollywood, the video game industry and countless other popular media, have reinforced and even glamorized the public image of the archive as the ultimate repository of facts and the hope of future generations for uncovering ‘what actually happened’. The reality is, however, that for all sorts of reasons the record may not have been preserved or survived in the archive. In fact, the record may never have even existed – its creation being as imagined as is its contents. And even if it does exist, it may be silent on the salient facts, or it may obfuscate, mislead or flat out lie.

    The Silence of the Archive, written by three expert and knowledgeable archivists, with a foreword by Anne J. Gilliland, draws attention to the many limitations of archives and the inevitability of their having parameters.

    Co-author David Thomas said, "In The Silence of the Archive, we explore the question of whether archives are all that they seem. Are there silences, omissions and falsehoods which undermine their truth claims? Are their holdings, as some of us were taught, the unselfconscious products of administrative processes, or are they the products of powers relations? Is there a democratic deficit in archives?"

    The book, part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series, will make compelling reading for professional archivists, records managers and records creators, postgraduate and undergraduate students of history, archives, librarianship and information studies, as well as academics and other users of archives.

    About the authors:

    David Thomas is a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria. Previously, he worked at The National Archives where he was Director of Technology and was responsible for digital preservation and for providing access to digital material.

    Simon Fowler is an Associate Teaching Fellow at the University of Dundee where he teaches a course on military archives. Previously he worked at The National Archives for nearly thirty years.

    Dr Valerie Johnson is Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives. She has worked as an archivist and a historian in the academic, corporate and public sectors.

    Contributors:

    Anne J Gilliland is Professor, Department of Information Studies, Director, Center for Information as Evidence, University of California, USA.

    ​The series editor: Geoffrey Yeo is honorary researcher in archives and records management at University College London (UCL), London.

    About the book:

    The Silence of the Archive | May 2017 | 224pp
    Paperback: 9781783301553 | Hardback: 9781783301560 | eBook: 9781783301577
    http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301553

    About the series:

    http://facetpublishing.co.uk/category.php?category_code=607&series=y

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    May 22nd, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ New Micro-Learning Solution Helps Busy Professionals Sharpen Soft Skills in Five Minutes or Less ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 22, 2017 — Accel5™, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

    Accel5 provides concise, actionable content to enable employees to develop critical soft skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, innovation, managing change and many more. Content is designed to be consumed in five minutes or less, making Accel5 ideal for busy professionals at all career levels—from millennials to seasoned executives.

    Accel5 uniquely enables employees to learn from the best of the best in three different formats: videos, book summaries and articles. Brand new videos feature thought leaders such as Dan Pink, Liz Wiseman, Marshall Goldsmith and Tim Sanders. Books from top authors and publishers, including Harvard Business Review Press, are summarized in audio and text with a focus on key takeaways. Articles from key business magazines provide important insights. Concepts and ideas are diverse and actionable so employees can put learnings into practice immediately. Fresh content is added daily to support continuous, self-directed learning.

    EBSCO Corporate Solutions Vice President of Product Management Tad Goltra says Accel5 provides time-pressed professionals the ability to learn on their own schedule. “Employees are busier than ever, but skills development is still critical. We created Accel5 to enable employees to learn in short bursts, whether waiting for a train, during lunch or between meetings. Not everyone has time for e-learning courses, but most of us can find five minutes to watch a best practices video or read or listen to a book summary.”

    Accel5 is accessible via a modern, fully mobile responsive interface that gives users seamless access to content anytime, anywhere, on any device. Accel5 is easily integrated into a company’s existing Learning Management System, SharePoint or other platform, and can be customized to meet a company’s learning priorities and branding requirements.

    For more information about Accel5, please visit: https://www.ebsco.com/corporations/accel5

    About EBSCO Corporate Solutions
    EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services, provides premium information and tools to help employees advance their research and grow professionally. Our Corporate Learning products include Accel5™ which provides best practices to facilitate soft skills development. Our business research and R&D products include Business Source® Corporate Plus a comprehensive collection of full-text business magazines and journals, research reports, news sources and company information. We also offer EBSCO Discovery Service™, an enterprise research platform that provides a single search of the world’s largest collection of premium business and STM content, as well as e-books, e-journals, e-packages and subscription management services.
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    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    May 18th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    DULUTH, Ga., May 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Haslet Public Library to Evergreen within the North Texas Library Consortium.

    Haslet joins the North Richland Hills Public Library, Roanoke Public Library, and eleven other libraries on a shared Evergreen system. Equinox performed the migration services, including bibliographic data extraction, policy configuration, and project management. The addition of Haslet brings nearly 20,000 more bibliographic records into the consortium, allowing patrons at all libraries to benefit from expanded choices.

    Barbara Thompson, Director of Haslet Public Library, was quoted as saying, “Haslet is excited to offer the opportunities that being in the North Texas Library Consortium presents. The migration has been a smooth process with great support from Equinox and the consortium.”

    Equinox Project Manager, Erica Rohlfs, had this to say about the project, “It was exciting to be a part of Haslet’s migration and to witness NTLC’s continued growth. The Haslet staff, along with Geoff Sams [Library Manager, Roanoke Public Library], worked hard to make this a successful migration.”

    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 2000 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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    May 18th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 18 May 2017

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, releases another 21 books in Open Access via library crowdsourcing platform 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. Brill has been participating in the award-winning scheme since it first launched in 2014.

    The recently unlatched collection with over 300 titles includes 21 Brill books in fields such as Political Science, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Classics, and Religious Studies. There’s no extra charge for authors for their Open Access titles to be included in KU. All titles are available with a CC BY-NC license on OAPEN, the HathiTrust, as well as Brill’s own Books and Journals platform to guarantee the widest possible electronic distribution. On the Brill platform, individual customers may acquire a MyCopy paperback version of each Open Access title for just 25 Euro / 25 USD.

    With the 21 books funded through Knowledge Unlatched Brill’s Open Access book program is growing to more than 220 titles, making Brill one of the most successful Open Access book publishers in the Humanities. Services to authors include publication in high quality book series, full peer review, typesetting and production to highest standards, print publication, compliance support, marketing and distribution. For more information on Brill Open please visit www.brill.com/brillopen.

    Knowledge Unlatched has recently started to collect funding for the 2017 collection. Brill is participating again with several books as well as three journals.

    For questions about this media alert please contact Jasmin Lange, Director Business Development at Brill (+31 (0)71-53 53 428 or langej@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.

    About Knowledge Unlatched
    Knowledge Unlatched is an Open Access cooperative funding Open Access books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Founded by Frances Pinter in 2012, the initiative has so far unlatched nearly 500 titles and just launched its fourth round, KU Select 2017 with 364 titles.

    View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-releases-21-books-open-access-knowledge-...

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