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    July 8th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the Carl S. Swisher Library, Jacksonville University is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the library's 512,000 plus holdings from OCLC and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://jacksonvilleu.bywatersolutions.com/.

    Olivia Hattan-Edwards, Systems Librarian and Assistant Professor at Carl S. Swisher Library, Jacksonville University recently commented on the migration.

    The transition from our previous ILS to Koha supported by Bywater Solutions went smoother than expected. The training we participated in was thorough and easy to digest. The data extraction process was simple. Every question we had was answered quickly. We anticipated bumps in the road, and when we hit those bumps, Bywater was there to guide us over them. No librarian or library staff member had experience in migrating to a new ILS, and Bywater’s team made the entire experience a pleasant one.

    About Carl S. Swisher Library
    The Mission of the Library is to provide quality information resources and services that support academic programs and to work with the university community in teaching them to use resources and services effectively.

    Read more at https://library.ju.edu/.

    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
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    July 7th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the library's 3,000 plus holdings from Voyager ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://wheatonpcft.bywatersolutions.com.

    About the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College
    The School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy at Wheaton College integrates Christian belief and practice with the best of contemporary scholarship and professional standards in the disciplines of clinical psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

    Read more: https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/school-of-psychology-counseling-and-fa....

    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
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    July 7th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Duluth, Ga., July 7, 2020: Equinox Open Library Initiative announces the successful migration of John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary to the Koha Integrated Library System.

    Migration of Columbia Theological Seminary encompassed 141,860 bibliographic records and 2,215 patrons at the seminary. Equinox services included: project management, system configuration, extraction and migration of bibliographic data, and staff training. Equinox also provided Koha support, hosting, and auxiliary services.

    “Day One of going live was a joy, not a nightmare,” said Kelly Campbell, Associate Dean of Information Services and Director of John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary. “Equinox fully supported the Library during the migration. Questions were answered, concerns were addressed, fears were calmed and as Day One live approached, we were excited!”

    Begun in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes several long-standing Koha developers and core committers.

    “Columbia was a joy to work with,” said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. “The staff and faculty are very knowledgeable and meticulous, which lent itself perfectly a smooth migration."

    To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/ .

    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.

    About Koha
    Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

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    July 6th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    06 July 2020

    Facet Publishing announces the publication of Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library: Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment edited by Simon McLeish.

    Of all the parts of modern library provision, discovery services are the most clearly affected by developments in IT, from databases to search engines to linked data to machine learning.

    Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and it is a key aspect of the relationship between libraries, museums and their communities.

    Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library is made up of a range of contributions, written by both local and global experts. Specific areas of discovery, implementations and ideas are explored in detail in order to analyse the ways in which libraries are tackling the challenges facing them in discovery in the (post)-Google era.

    Readers can benefit from enhanced discovery in both an inbound and outbound manner. This book will help to make locally held resources globally discoverable, and it also presents global resources to your local user community.

    The book questions what resource discovery means today and offers case studies from around the world that show interesting approaches to discovery. Close analysis of how users approach discovery, and how to understand and make the best use of discovery methods such as Internet search engines are key features of this text. Furthermore, readers can expect guidance on linked open data and discovery, and how to use limited resources to make it possible to find a collection.

    What might the future of discovery look like? Simon McLeish said of the book ‘Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library surveys the current state and looks at future developments in discovery, one of the most important functions of libraries in the twenty first century.’

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    Press and review copies contact:
    Sinéad Murphy, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0594
    Email: sinead.murphy@facetpublishing.co.uk

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    Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library: Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment | http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=301386 | June 2020 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301386| £64.95

    Simon McLeish worked in conference organisation before the planning of an Internet conference led to work as a web designer during the dot com era. This developed into a career in digital libraries, including the development of online academic journals, research environments and authentication. Work on Shibboleth and Identity Management culminated in the production of the JISC Identity Management Toolkit and the book Access and Identity Management for Libraries (Facet, 2013). In 2013, Simon took up the post of Resource Discovery Architect for the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, and now divides his time between managing existing discovery and authentication services for the libraries and research and development.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/getting-resource-discovery-right-yo...

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    July 6th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    The modern digital archive of arts and crafts magazine CrossStitcher is now available for individual and institutional subscriptions in collaboration with digital publishing experts Exact Editions. The fully-searchable issues, which date back to December 2019, are seamlessly accessible across web, iOS and Android platforms and serve as the perfect resource for cross stitching enthusiasts around the world.

    Produced by specialist magazine publisher Warners, CrossStitcher features step-by-step guides to projects created by a highly talented cast of contributors, showcasing a vast array of techniques that are designed to encourage the development of the reader’s own skills. Additional content includes news, gossip, new product launches, top trends and competitions, as well as interviews with key artisans.

    The advanced navigational tools and intuitive interface of the Exact Editions platform permit users to search for specific projects, bookmark pages and access issues from anywhere. The archive will be expanded over the coming months to encompass further back issues as well as 13 issues of exclusive bonus publication Cross Stitch Collection, which is packed with larger projects from well-known designers.

    CrossStitcher is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

    Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/crossstitcher

    Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/crossstitcher

    The digital edition of is also available on the Warners’ Hobbies & Crafts website here:

    https://www.hobbies-and-crafts.co.uk/store/digital-archive/crossstitcher

    Browse the modern archive for 7 days here:

    https://bit.ly/3iCbrLZ

    Publisher Lucie Dawson commented: “We’re delighted to offer subscribers old and new this digital edition that makes it easier than ever before to browse the back catalogue of beautifully-created projects from past issues, no matter where they are in the world.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “The new archive, jam-packed full of intricate designs, will be an invaluable resource for not only cross stitch lovers but also the wider arts and crafts community.”

    About Warners Group Publications PLC:

    Warners Group Publications plc is a specialist magazine publisher of over 30 magazine titles in a broad range of consumer markets. First established in 1988, the family-run firm offers a full range of publishing services to a large variety of clients.

    About Exact Editions:

    Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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