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    January 17th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 January 2019

    Brill is proud to announce that the Yearbook of International Organizations Online has made Choice magazine’s 2018 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, this awarded title is representative of Brill’s rich publishing program and accomplishments in digital publishing.

    The selective Outstanding Academic Title list includes only 10% of some 6,000 works reviewed each year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

    Yearbook of International Organizations Online

    The yearbook provides a comprehensive database of intergovernmental (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) worldwide. It covers over 75,000 international organizations and is updated on a regular basis by a dedicated editorial team at The Union of International Associations.

    From Choice´s review of the yearbook:
    “The Yearbook of International Organizations is the definitive directory of more than 75,000 governmental and non-governmental nonprofit organizations worldwide, including both active and dormant entities. […] The fact that the organizations themselves are the principal sources speaks to the credibility of the information in the profiles […] the annual subscription to the digital version is the obvious choice […] Summing Up: Highly recommended.”
    - D. Ettinger, George Washington University, in Choice, vol. 55, no. 7 (March 2018).

    Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

    Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER), Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 300 journals and close to 1,400 new books and reference works each year, available in print and online. 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

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    January 10th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association Award Five Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter
    ~Scholarship Enables Librarians to Expand Professional Development Opportunities at National Conference ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 10, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA). The scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

    The scholarship winners include three first-time attendees from the United States:
    • Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Miami University, Miami, Ohio

    • Danielle Osterdorf, Electronic Resources Librarian, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado (first-time attendee)

    • Jill Hofmockel, Teacher-Librarian, Iowa City West High School, Iowa City, Iowa

    • Vanesa Evers, Reading Specialist/Digital Projects Library Intern, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (first-time attendee)

    • Vickie Coyle, School Media Specialist, All Saints Catholic School, Manassas, Virginia (first-time attendee)

    As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay about how they plan to make a mark on their profession, while facing some of the current challenges libraries are undergoing. They were also asked to share how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. First-time conference attendee, Vickie Coyle of All Saints Catholic School, wrote about the importance of networking. “My goal in attending the Midwinter ALA Conference would be to network with exhibitors and colleagues to extend to NVCLA librarians innovative methods that would utilize digital tools to promote equitable access to resources. I strongly advocate that all students have access to high-quality learning materials with the most relevant content.” Applicant Jill Hofmockel from Iowa City West High School talked about her goals if she were to attend ALA Midwinter. “My hope is to return with a renewed plan and a toolkit for providing support and advocacy for all teacher-librarians in the state.”

    EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long-standing tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a scholarship breakfast.

    About ALA
    The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 57,000 librarians, library trustees and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society:

    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: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    January 8th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha and Libki support, announced today that Libki now includes print management powered by Google Cloud Print (GCP).

    Google Cloud Print allows print management to be set up and utilized without complicated infrastructure in a web based environment for easy configuration and maintenance. The current implementation of this feature allows patrons to submit a job to a designated printer to be manually released once the job is cleared by a staff member from the administrative interface of Libki.

    This new feature was sponsored with contributions from the Roseville Public Library and ByWater Solutions.

    About Libki
    Libki is a cross-platform Open Source computer reservation, time and print management system. Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more! It consists of two parts, the Libki server, and the Libki client. Read More at

    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

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    January 4th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Koha OPAC Search and Circulation Integration with RBdigital content will be available for libraries for Spring of 2019.

    The new integration will allow users to check out, check-in, search for titles and place holds on their items directly through the Koha OPAC. This new enhancement will allow libraries to display RBdigital content, including audio books, e-books and magazines, without the need to upload MARC records into the catalog.

    Once the user performs a search on the OPAC, if results are found in RBdigital, users can follow a link to another screen in the OPAC which displays current holdings and availability.

    You can view a full tutorial on the Koha Integration with Recorded Books here.

    John Shea, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of RBmedia shared the following:

    We are excited to announce that our RBdigital platform is now integrated with Koha. It will enable patrons to search and find titles directly in the Koha system, making it even easier for them to checkout the best digital content available.

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater, commented about the integration and working with Recorded Books:

    We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Recorded Books on this integration and are especially thankful for the financial contribution they made to get this development launched. This collaborative project has improved our mutual customer's experience by delivering a unified platform to search print and digital materials without having to leave the public catalog.

    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:

    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:

    About Recorded Books
    Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types—including audiobooks, video, magazines, eBooks, education, and entertainment—all in one powerful app. Read More at:

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    December 19th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Gale’s ChiltonLibrary and Kids InfoBits Resources Now Available at More Than 2,500 Libraries Across Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – December 19, 2018 – Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 2,500 school, academic and public libraries throughout Ohio with free access to Gale digital resources through LCO and its partners – OhioLINK, OPLIN and InfOhio. These new resources provide Ohio residents and students with reliable, high-quality content that supports education and teaching, lifelong learning, research and personal enrichment. Read more about this partnership on Gale’s blog, here:

    Gale resources now available to Ohioans include:

    • Gale’s ChiltonLibrary: Provides access to automotive repair, maintenance and service information for more than 2,600 makes and models of the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, including many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

    • Gale’s Kids InfoBits: An intuitive resource that introduces students to database researching. Students can explore age-appropriate content that’s continuously updated to match elementary-level curricula that helps with research and homework needs. Students can dive into key subjects by exploring categories like animals, arts, geography, health, literature, social studies, people, technology and more.

    Ohioans can access these new resources through the Ohio Web Library website, here:

    “We are excited to bring these new digital resources to Ohio library users,” said Beverly Cain, State Librarian of Ohio. “Gale is helping us transform learning for Ohioans in new innovative ways by providing easy and equal access to reliable, quality content for education success.”

    With a library card, Ohioans can access Gale’s digital resources 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Additionally, some of the resources feature integrated workflow tools from Google and Microsoft, as well as language translation, downloadable audio and easy ways to share and save content.

    “Libraries are the nucleus of knowledge and learning and a key driver of economic and workforce development within communities,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We are proud to partner with Libraries Connect Ohio and together we will transform the learning experience for libraries and patrons statewide with easy access to educational resources that empower learning and change.”

    “We are particularly proud that Ohio’s citizens can freely access such a wide spectrum of valued resources at their local libraries, through this groundbreaking collaboration between OhioLINK, OPLIN and INFOhio,” said OhioLINK Deputy Director Amy Pawlowski.

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit:

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    About OhioLINK
    Connecting libraries, learning and discovery. Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium serving 118 libraries, 89 institutions of higher education, the State Library of Ohio and more than 570,000 end users. Delivering both IT infrastructure and content negotiation, OhioLINK provides students, researchers, faculty and staff with access to digital research collections rivaling top university libraries in the United States and internationally—at a fraction of the cost. OhioLINK also connects library services, print and digital collections among its member institutions and manages collaborative services, including eTutoring, statewide Affordable Learning textbook initiatives, and Open Educational Resources. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for its members and supports student and researcher success in the state of Ohio. Learn more at

    About Libraries Connect Ohio
    Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) is a partnership of Ohio libraries and library organizations that work together to provide a core collection of information resources and library services that will help all Ohioans compete in the global knowledge economy. This collection of resources supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio. By providing resources statewide, LCO can cost-effectively provide necessary information resources to all Ohioans, regardless of their location, age, education, or economic status For more information, please visit:

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