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    July 20th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Evans to Support Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America as Library Technical Services Specialist in the United Kingdom ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 20, 2017 — GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

    Ms. Evans is a Chartered Academic Librarian with nearly 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Most recently, she served as Head of Library and senior manager at Plymouth Marjon University, England and prior to that, served as Librarian at the university and Customer Services Manager at Eastlake Information. Ms. Evans has co-authored and edited seven books on library and information services in the digital age, working closely with librarians and information professionals worldwide.

    EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of Ms. Evans will add value to GOBI Library Solution’s relationships with libraries across the globe. “Ms. Evans brings strong experience as an academic librarian to this role. She understands the challenges that librarians face in meeting user and institution needs, and is looking to bring that knowledge to GOBI, positively impacting the way we work with library partners.”

    Ms. Evans, who has a passion for improving the library experience, says she looks forward to working with fellow librarians in their implementation of GOBI. “GOBI Library Solutions is a tremendous tool for librarians looking for resources at every point of their library’s workflow. Working with fellow librarians to improve their relationship with GOBI helps enhance the end user experience which is essential for libraries everywhere.”

    Ms. Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and Information Studies from Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, and an Executive MBA from The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England.

    For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

    About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
    GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.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 customisation. 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: 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
    978-356-6500 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    July 18th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    07/18/2017
    CONTACT:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    The Broad Museum Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that The Broad Museum, of Santa Monica , CA. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed their Koha implementation and customization and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://broad.bywatersolutions.com/

    Nathan Curulla, CRO of ByWater commented on the library's decision to partner with ByWater:

    "Being a huge fan of contemporary art and architecture, partnering with The Broad was an extremely exciting prospect and I am thrilled that the library chose to implement Koha for their institution. It has been a real pleasure working with the team in the library and we look forward to many years of collaboration with them."

    About The Broad:
    The Broad is a new contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles which opened in September of 2015. The museum is designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler and offers free general admission. The museum is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot, $140-million building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. In its inaugural year, The Broad museum far exceeded attendance projections, welcoming over 820,000. For more information please visit: http://www.thebroad.org/

    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/

    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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    July 18th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    18th July 2017

    Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Freda Matassa’s new book Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives

    Assigning a financial value to a cultural object is always difficult, as there is no right answer. It is one of the many tasks of the curator, whether they work in a gallery, museum, archive or library, yet it is a role for which few have had any training and that many approach with a lack of confidence. Even if there is a profound knowledge of the subject matter, there may be insufficient experience in the market for cultural objects. However, although it may not be easy, it has to be done.

    In Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be translated into monetary terms. She outlines the arguments over whether financial values should be assigned at all and provides guidance on how to approach a valuation by making comparisons and using a step-by-step process for which templates for a wide range of collections are provided.

    Matassa said, “Valuation is fraught with difficulties for cultural collections. Finance is not their core business. Curators have little or no training and are reluctant to mention money as it may detract from significance. My book is designed to give the non-specialist confidence in their decision making.”

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    Press and review copies contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
    Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk

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    Valuing Your Collection: A practical guide for museums, libraries and archives | Jul 2017 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301874 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301881 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302147

    Freda Matassa FRSA MA (Hons) DipAL DipEd is a well-known UK expert on collections management who advises, teaches and lectures internationally. Currently Director of Matassa Toffolo, a museum-standard art consultancy, former Head of Collections Management at Tate Galleries and co-founder of the European Registrars Conference, she is expert adviser on several European projects for museum standards and to the Minister of Culture on Immunity from Seizure. She was named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch in the arts and is the author of Museum Collections Management (Facet, 2011) and Organizing Exhibitions (Facet, 2014).

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available 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 is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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    July 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Academic Libraries in United Kingdom can now Purchase Print and E-books and Related Supporting Services from GOBI Library Solutions ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 17, 2017 – GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement. This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

    The new agreement offers institutions across the framework access to GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. The appointment also allows libraries to purchase related supporting services from GOBI Library Solutions, including cataloguing, metadata and physical book processing.

    GOBI Library Solutions supports a wide range of acquisition workflow options, including integration with Talis Aspire and provides EDI ordering and invoicing integration with all of the main Library Management Systems. API order integration is currently available with Alma and Sierra, allowing services to be embedded directly in to library workflows in real-time. In addition to offering high-quality e-books and print books, GOBI Library Solutions works with librarians to streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

    • An outstanding customer-focused service
    • Extensive coverage of English language academic and scholarly presses
    • Real-time ordering solutions
    • E-books delivered within minutes
    • The widest choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options (including PDA) on a single ordering platform
    • Itemised invoicing
    • Customised MARC records
    • Centralised and local customer service, and a UK-based distribution centre

    GOBI is the industry-leading online collection development and acquisition tool used by libraries worldwide. With access to more than 15 million titles, including more than 1.5 million e-books, GOBI Library Solutions supplies print books and e-books to thousands of academic, government and medical libraries in more than 70 countries.

    GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of GOBI Library Solutions to this Framework provides libraries in England, Northern Ireland and Wales with more content choices and access to new workflow solutions. “The addition of GOBI Library Solutions will help libraries to obtain and implement the collection development tools and supporting services they need to improve their workflows, quickly find and acquire new titles and build more robust library collections.”

    Susan Wright, Head of SUPC, says, "The Joint Consortia Framework is always pleased to appoint innovative suppliers who can deliver cost savings and efficiencies to higher education institutions. With its extensive range of publisher and aggregator content, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is able to offer this combination. They have been selected in multiple Lots across the agreement including Print & e-books, we welcome them to the Framework."

    For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

    About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
    GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.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 customisation. 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: 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
    1-978-356-6500 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    July 13th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Dr. Vito Iacoviello Named Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for DynaMed Plus®
    ~ Dr. Iacoviello to Focus on Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for Evidence-Based Clinical Reference Tool ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 13, 2017 — EBSCO Health has appointed Vito R. Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA as the Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Immunology for the evidence-based clinical reference tool DynaMed Plus®. Dr. Iacoviello brings with him over 30 years of experience in medical education, as well as the practice of internal medicine and infectious diseases.

    A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Iacoviello completed his Residency at New England Deaconess Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He also serves on the Infection Control Committee and the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee at Mount Auburn Hospital.

    As a deputy editor, Dr. Iacoviello will oversee the integration of infectious diseases content for DynaMed Plus. He will supervise medical writers and editors along with external peer reviewers to ensure that physicians and healthcare professionals have access to the most current, relevant, evidence-based clinical information available. EBSCO Health maintains a rigorous editorial process that includes subject-specific experts reviewing topics using a proprietary, evidence-based methodology and quality assurance process.

    Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones says the addition of Dr. Iacoviello will improve the infectious diseases content already available in DynaMed Plus. “Dr. Iacoviello’s deep experience in the study of infectious diseases will enhance an already solid foundation of evidence available in DynaMed Plus, aimed to provide speedy, objective analysis to medical professionals who need it.”

    For more information about DynaMed Plus and its editorial team, visit: http://www.dynamed.com/home/

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

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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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