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    January 24th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Announces Submissions Open for the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant
    ~ Three $100,000 Grants Available for Libraries Looking to Go Green ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 24, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations through the 2020 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making three $100,000 grants available to applicants from libraries around the world.

    The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO Solar has given libraries nearly a million dollars in grant money.

    In 2019, EBSCO received submissions from 18 countries. Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; New Port Richey Public Library, New Port Richey, Florida; and Hedgesville Public Library, Hedgesville, West Virginia were each awarded $100,000 last year. These libraries are expected to install their arrays in 2020.

    EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says institutions benefit from reducing their carbon footprint in ways beyond saving money. “EBSCO prides itself on being an example of how sustainable resources can be developed at a corporate level. We are excited to promote this initiative and offer solar grants to libraries so we can invest in communities looking to offer alternative energy resources. The EBSCO Solar grant empowers institutions to go green and educate their communities on the benefits of adopting solar resources.”

    Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions until February 28th. Submissions are due by May 1st, and the winner will be announced on June 26th, 2020, both online and at the ALA-Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. More information is available on the EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar, including the timeline, where to submit questions, a link to the submission form and FAQs.

    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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    January 24th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Are Now Open
    ~ Eight Winners to Receive $10,000 in Development Awards ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 24, 2020 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2020.

    The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, and judges are associated with this division. The 2020 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at the 2020 ALA Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).

    Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2020 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee.

    Entries for the JCD Award are organized around needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entrants are asked to submit documentation to show the scope and effectiveness of their campaign. Examples of these documents may include initial assessments and research, processes for implementation, goals met, creative output, media releases, media coverage and other metrics that establish results.

    Applications for the 2020 John Cotton Dana Award are to be submitted electronically and received by March 13, 2020. For more information, including entry documents, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana.

    About the John Cotton Dana Award
    The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated by The H.W. Wilson Company at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library. The Awards are funded by the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

    About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
    The Foundation was established by Halsey W. Wilson in 1952 to support the needs of company employees and retirees. Since 1957, The H.W. Wilson Foundation has focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational and religious institutions. Major donors to the Foundation included Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilson, and the H.W. Wilson Company. http://thwwf.org/

    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 800,000 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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    January 23rd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services’ Option Grid™ Releases Opioid Addiction Decision Aid
    ~ Shared Decision Making Tool Breaks Down Treatment Options for Healthcare Professionals and Their Patients ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 23, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid™. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.

    Opioid addiction is a chronic relapsing condition of continued opioid use despite problematic consequences for more than a year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 192 drug overdose deaths every day and opioids are currently the main driver of these fatalities. The Opioid Addiction decision aid is intended to help facilitate conversations around medical treatment for those who are addicted to opioids and want to compare medical treatments. Treatment options include maintenance treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, as well as opioid cessation with a methadone or buprenorphine taper.

    Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences and arrive at informed decisions. Option Grid decision aids are interactive and personalized, enabling a tailored presentation of healthcare options that are most relevant to the patient. EBSCO’s Option Grids are used by health systems, health plans and other patient-focused organizations to improve the quality and cost of care, as well as patient experience. They can be integrated into clinical EHR workflows as well as other digital platforms or accessed through the web by consumers directly.

    Dr. Glyn Elwyn, BA MD MSc PhD, professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-founder of Option Grid, says this new tool was developed in response to the increasing risks of opioid addiction. “More and more, clinicians are treating patients for opioid addiction; they require a tool to help patients determine the most appropriate path for treatment. This decision aid is intended to support and encourage these conversations between a patient and their clinician, helping to determine the best course of treatment for the individual.”

    To find out more about EBSCO’s Option Grid decision aids, visit: https://health.ebsco.com/products/option-grid.

    About EBSCO’s Health Resources
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, medical research information and healthcare business intelligence for the healthcare industry. EBSCO users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE® Complete) plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO’s health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the research platform favored by libraries around the world.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    978-356-6500 x3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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    January 23rd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services’ Option Grid™ Releases Opioid Addiction Decision Aid
    ~ Shared Decision Making Tool Breaks Down Treatment Options for Healthcare Professionals and Their Patients ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 23, 2020 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools, has announced the availability of a new decision aid within its shared decision making product, Option Grid™. Opioid Addiction: Treatment Options presents several pharmacotherapeutic options to manage opioid addiction.

    Opioid addiction is a chronic relapsing condition of continued opioid use despite problematic consequences for more than a year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 192 drug overdose deaths every day and opioids are currently the main driver of these fatalities. The Opioid Addiction decision aid is intended to help facilitate conversations around medical treatment for those who are addicted to opioids and want to compare medical treatments. Treatment options include maintenance treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone, as well as opioid cessation with a methadone or buprenorphine taper.

    Patient decision aids are tools to help achieve shared decision making by enabling patients to understand and compare their healthcare options in the context of their personal preferences and arrive at informed decisions. Option Grid decision aids are interactive and personalized, enabling a tailored presentation of healthcare options that are most relevant to the patient. EBSCO’s Option Grids are used by health systems, health plans and other patient-focused organizations to improve the quality and cost of care, as well as patient experience. They can be integrated into clinical EHR workflows as well as other digital platforms or accessed through the web by consumers directly.

    Dr. Glyn Elwyn, BA MD MSc PhD, professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and co-founder of Option Grid, says this new tool was developed in response to the increasing risks of opioid addiction. “More and more, clinicians are treating patients for opioid addiction; they require a tool to help patients determine the most appropriate path for treatment. This decision aid is intended to support and encourage these conversations between a patient and their clinician, helping to determine the best course of treatment for the individual.”

    To find out more about EBSCO’s Option Grid decision aids, visit: https://health.ebsco.com/products/option-grid.

    About EBSCO’s Health Resources
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, medical research information and healthcare business intelligence for the healthcare industry. EBSCO users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE® Complete) plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO’s health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the research platform favored by libraries around the world.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    978-356-6500 x3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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    January 23rd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Brings Women’s Voices to the Forefront, Exploring the Evolution of Feminism Beyond Women’s Suffrage

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – January 23, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, has released the second installment of its world-renowned Women’s Studies Archive series. Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision, looks beyond women’s suffrage and explores the evolution of feminism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries (1780-2000). Building on the platform of the first collection, Issues and Identity, this new archive brings more female voices to the forefront, critical for scholars working in women’s history, gender studies and social history. Read Gale’s blog about Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/2TyVtbd.

    As scholars seek to diversify the perspectives from which history is commonly told, Voice and Vision brings awareness of and recognition to the accomplishments of women. The archive features collections focused solely on female authors as well as magazine and journals created by women. Researchers now have access to periodicals written, illustrated and published by women, representing their work, causes, concerns and voices — largely unavailable until now.

    View a video on Voice and Vision, here: http://bit.ly/38jXYm5.

    Voice and Vision examines critical areas of study including the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce, social reform and much more. It provides a diverse, global perspective on women’s history, including material on Chicana leaders and activists, allowing researchers to understand a variety of perspectives on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

    Voice and Vision shares women’s stories from world-renowned libraries across 15 collections, including:

    The British Library

    • Women’s Periodicals: Digitized periodicals cover every aspect of the surge of emancipationist activities from 1870 to the gaining of full, universal suffrage in 1928 and beyond.

    • Women’s Printing Society Publications: Covers the Society’s output from 1874–1943, both its publications and employment opportunities for women in a previously restricted profession.

    Swarthmore College

    • Anna Garlin Spencer Papers, 1878–1931: Includes correspondence and writings from this founding member of the Women’s Peace Party.

    • Hannah Johnston Bailey Papers, 1858–1923: Includes correspondence, memorabilia and more from Bailey, a Quaker pacifist and suffragist.

    • Lydia G. Wentworth Papers, 1902–1947: Features correspondence and manuscripts of the ardent peace advocate and writer.

    • Edwin D. Mead and Lucia Ames Mead Papers, 1876–1936: Includes extensive coverage of the couple’s work as leaders of the U.S. and international peace movements.

    • Hannah Clothier Hull Papers, 1889–1958: Features a depth of material from a founder of the Woman’s Peace Party and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

    American Antiquarian Society

    • Monographs on and by Women: Features contributions from predominantly female authors of poetry, fiction, memoirs, children’s literature, and more on an eclectic mix of topics.

    New York University

    • Papers of Mary E. Gawthorpe: An extensive collection of material highlights the British suffragist’s friendships with a network of like-minded leaders and activists.

    • Papers of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: Dubbed “The Rebel Girl,” this collection details Flynn’s work as a professional revolutionary against capitalism.

    The National Archives (United Kingdom)

    • Records of the Women’s National Commission: Features rare materials from the commission (1916–2010), established to ensure female opinions were given due weight in the deliberation of the government and matters of public interest.

    • Records of the Equal Opportunities Commission: Presents material from 1962–2007 exploring the Commission’s work to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sex or marriage and to promote equal opportunities for men and women.

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    • Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional Archives: Contains materials that promote the image of Chicana/Latina women in all levels of society.

    • National Network of Hispanic Women Archives: Features a depth of resources to promote the continuation of ethnic and gender studies, gender research and debate.

    • Alicia Escalante Papers: This collection of the Chicana activist’s documents details her significant contributions and causes during the 1960s.

    The Women’s Studies Archive series is available on the Gale Primary Sources platform, enabling cross-archival searching to help users make new connections across topics. For those looking to explore even deeper insights, the series is also available through the Gale Digital Scholar Lab. This allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

    Voice and Vision offers:

    • access to more than 800,000 pages of unique content across 15 collections written by women, making it the most comprehensive resource of its kind for women’s studies.

    • diverse coverage on topics such as suffrage, birth control, pacifism, civil rights, socialism and more.

    • a vast array of primary sources from 1780 to 2000, spanning multiple geographic regions, providing a diverse global perspective on women’s experiences and their impact on society.

    • cross-searching and textual analysis within the Gale Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources platforms, opening new research opportunities.

    “Voice and Vision presents women’s voices and narratives in their own words, to counter a male-centric view of history,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “The diverse global coverage of the archive makes it an incredibly important resource, not only for strengthening research into women’s studies, but for its interdisciplinary nature on topics that go beyond just suffrage such as slavery, mental health, moral reform, literature and more.”

    Gale will showcase Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision at the ALA Midwinter Conference, Jan. 24-27 in Philadelphia at Gale booth #1207.

    To request a trial, visit the Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision webpage: http://bit.ly/30qH0PW.

    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 www.gale.com.

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