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    September 23rd, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Honored with 2021 IACET Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award
    ~ Recognized for Evidence-Based Nursing and Allied Health Resource Dynamic Health™ ~
    IPSWICH, Mass. — Sept. 23, 2021 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) was selected as this year’s recipient of the 2021 International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Innovation of the Year for Technology Integration Award. EBSCO received the award for its work on Dynamic Health™, the company’s evidence-based tool designed for nurses and allied health professionals. Dynamic Health helps nurses and allied health professionals master skills, obtain fast answers to questions and foster an evidence-based culture and critical thinking.

    IACET, the developers of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU), ensures through a rigorous accreditation process that continuing education and training programs deliver high-quality instruction. IACET’s annual awards honor companies that significantly contribute to the field of continuing education and training by following and/or exceeding the ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training (ANSI).

    Dynamic Health is a robust platform including nursing and allied health skill and competency development content. In February 2021, the resource expanded to provide clinical decision support tools, including evidence-based disease and conditions topics, signs and symptoms, test and labs and care interventions. Dynamic Health makes it easy for nurses to earn contact hours with in-context continuing education, which allows users to generate continuing education opportunities each time they use the tool to answer a clinical question.

    EBSCO Chief Nursing Officer and Dynamic Health Editor-in-Chief Diane Hanson says IACET’s support of continuing education and training programs is vital to the success of adult learners looking to enhance their skills. “IACET continues to raise standards for resources like Dynamic Health that are looking to deliver successful learning outcomes for adult learners and improve outcomes for patients.”

    As an IACET Accredited Provider, EBSCO offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of products are designed to improve patient care by providing healthcare professionals with the most current, evidence-based answers to clinical questions as they arise at the point of care. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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    Jessica Holmes
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    jmholmes@ebsco.com
    978-414-0420

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    September 22nd, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that the Penticton Public Library in BC, Canada is now live on Aspen Discovery and Koha with ByWater Support.

    The customized OPAC for the library can be seen here: https://search.pentictonlibrary.ca/

    Enica Davis of the ByWater Solutions' Data and Implementation Team commented on the migration, "The staff at Penticton Public Library have created a beautiful catalog that is easy to navigate for their patrons. They were very engaged and a great bunch to work with. Dan Lerch, Systems Librarian, was amazing during the data extraction process and even wrote up some documentation that will help others migrating to Koha with ByWater Solutions. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them and am excited to have them as a part of the open source community!"

    About the Penticton Public Library
    The Penticton Public Library is a municipal library located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, a community of 33,000 people. The city is situated in the south Okanagan Valley nestled between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake. The Okanagan Valley is part of the interior plateau known as the Okanagan Highland, surrounded by the Cascade Mountains in the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east. Library Service in Penticton began on Sept. 18, 1909 when the Penticton Public Library Reading Room and Library was opened.

    Read more here: https://pentictonlibrary.ca/about

    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.

    About Aspen Discovery
    Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives and enrichment from all major third party providers, improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit: https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery

    For More Information
    Jessica Zairo
    Director of Library Sales & Outreach
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    September 21st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Atlanta, Ga., September 20, 2021: Equinox Open Library Initiative, an expert leader in open source technology development and support for Koha ILS is pleased to announce that Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager, will be presenting at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference. Rohlfs will be presenting The Versatility of Authorized Values on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 2:00pm CDT. The presentation will provide an overview of predefined authorized values for Koha ILS, how they interact with the System Preferences and the Patron Attribute Class, and how to create new authorized values.

    The 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference is a hybrid event taking place in person in McKinney, Texas, and online for virtual participants. The first two days of the conference will be streamed live, including Rohlfs’ presentation, on the Koha-US YouTube Channel which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/c/kohaUS.

    “I am grateful to have the opportunity to be back with the Koha-US community, even if virtually,” said Erica Rohlfs. “It has been clear to me over the past year that, more than ever, ongoing education and community engagement are what will allow Koha and its user libraries to thrive. I am grateful to be able to play a part in supporting Koha-US through its annual conference.”

    Erica Rohlfs, who earned her MLIS from Drexel University with a concentration in digital libraries, informs her presentation with over fifteen years of experience providing open source technology services for libraries including Koha ILS and Evergreen ILS.

    “Equinox is committed to promoting open source community education and engagement and one way we do this is through conferences,” said Galen Charlton, Implementation and IT Manager at Equinox. “Erica brings a wealth of experience to her presentation and we are looking forward to seeing her work highlighted at the 2021 Koha-US Annual Conference.”

    Follow Equinox Open Library Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo for the latest updates.
    To receive news directly in your inbox: https://www.equinoxOLI.org/#signup
    For more information:
    Laura Barry
    Communications Coordinator
    Equinox Open Library Initiative, Inc.
    EquinoxOLI.org
    laura.barry@equinoxOLI.org
    877.OPEN.ILS (877.673.6457)

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative provides innovative open source software for libraries of all types and delivers extraordinary service at exceptional value. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative builds upon more than a decade of trusted service and technical expertise, providing consulting services, software development, hosting, training, and support for Evergreen ILS, Koha ILS, and other open source library software. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.org. For Equinox Library Services Canada, please visit https://www.equinoxOLI.ca.

    About Koha ILS
    Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha Integrated Library System 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 https://www.equinoxoli.org/products/koha/.

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    September 20th, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services’ Clinical Decision Support Tools Now Available in the Epic App Orchard
    ~ DynaMed®, DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, and Dynamic Health™ Integrated into the Clinician Workflow ~
    IPSWICH, Mass. — Sept. 20, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making more clinical decision support tools available in the Epic App Orchard marketplace. After installing tools from EBSCO, DynaMed®, DynaMed® Micromedex® with Watson™ and Dynamic Health™ can be accessed by Epic users as part of their clinical workflow, enabling them to focus on providing personalized patient care.

    DynaMed, named 2021 Best in KLAS for Clinical Decision Support, is an evidence-based, clinical decision information resource designed to provide fast, accurate answers to clinicians at the point of care. DynaMed® and Micromedex® with Watson™, launched by IBM Watson Health and EBSCO in March 2020, is a combined solution suite designed to bring together drug and disease content into a single source for evidence-based insights to help inform clinical decisions. Dynamic Health, an evidence-based point of care and professional development resource for nursing and allied health professionals, recently expanded to incorporate clinical decision support tools.

    In June 2021, DynaMed® Decisions, a HIPAA-compliant clinical decision support solution offering a set of shared decision-making tools, was introduced into the App Orchard marketplace, offering decision aids, advanced clinical calculators and instruments providing visual representations of risks, harms and benefits of various treatments, and customized clinical guidance.

    EBSCO’s Vice President of Technology for Clinical Decisions, Farhan Ahmad, says integrating these three tools helps Epic users benefit from faster access to evidence-based information. “The ability to provide personalized patient care is both a challenge and a goal for clinicians. Decision support tools like DynaMed, DynaMed and Micromedex with Watson and Dynamic Health aim to support this mission and help health care professionals gain back valuable time in their practice.”

    Epic and App Orchard are trademarks of Epic Systems Corporation.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; health care and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. EBSCO’s Clinical Decisions suite of products are designed to improve patient care by providing health care professionals with the most current, evidence-based answers to clinical questions as they arise at the point of care. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com

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    September 16th, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Each month, ByWater Solutions selects one library to be awarded $500. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.

    We are very excited to announce our first winner of the ByWater Community Giveback, the Silver Lake Public Library Foundation in Silver Lake, Kansas. Find out more here: https://www.silverlakelibrary.org/

    The Silver Lake Public Library Foundation, Inc. was organized to further educational purposes through improvement and support of library services. They provide advocacy, private financial support and innovative leadership to transform Silver Lake Public Library into a vibrant life-long learning center that builds the community and enriches lives.

    The funds from the ByWater Community Giveback will be used for the Silver Lake Library’s Snag-a-Snack Program. The money granted by ByWater Community Giveback will help the Foundation to limit the amount of funds they have to pull from their Children’s budget for the program.

    The funds for the program go towards providing healthy after-school snacks to any school aged child in the Silver Lake School District. Their main goal is to reduce after-school hunger in the communities of Silver Lake by providing two non-perishable snack items to any student, three days a week when school is in session and when the library is open. Snacks are served Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

    Through this afterschool-program they hope not only to feed children but to increase library service connections with youth and families in their community. In the 2 years that they have led the Snag-a-Snack Program, the library has served 3,814 students. In the 2019-2020 school year, they served 1,605 students and in the 2020-2021 school year they served 2,209 students. They hope to continue to see an increase in their numbers for this school year and beyond.

    About the ByWater Community Giveback
    We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals. We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.

    Learn More About the Program and How to Apply: https://bywatersolutions.com/community-giveback

    If you have more questions, please contact: Outreach@bywatersolutions.com

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