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    February 25th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Renowned Collection of Turkish Databases Now Available via EBSCOhost® ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 25, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has expanded EBSCOhost® access in Turkey to comprehensive indexing of nearly all of Turkey’s prominent scholarly journals. EBSCO and ULAKBİM, the Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre, have signed an agreement enabling Turkish subscribers to access ULAKBİM Turkish National Databases collection via the EBSCOhost platform.

    The agreement allows for the collection of databases produced by ULAKBİM, to be loaded onto the EBSCOhost platform. By using a single interface, researchers are able to search articles in Turkish scientific journals rapidly and efficiently. The collection includes four databases and sites have the ability to search any one, or a combination, of the four databases via the Advance Search feature in EBSCOhost.

    ULAKBİM Turkish National Databases
    • Turkish Medical Database—health sciences journals published in Turkey
    • Turkish Social Sciences Database—18 fields of study related to Social Studies
    • Turkish Life Sciences Database—journals in the fields of agriculture, veterinary and biological sciences
    • Turkish Engineering & Basic Sciences Database—journals in the fields of basic & applied sciences and engineering

    Although the databases consist primarily of Turkish-language journals, there are citations for more than 20,000 English-language articles as well as bilingual indexing for all the bibliographic records. The databases support SmartLinking and offer links to ULAKBİM’s full text.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

    EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    February 25th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Delaware's Governor Jack Markell praised the work of public libraries and the state's Division of Libraries in serving as a linchpin to bring together agencies that normally do not work together in the Division of Libraries' innovative Community Resources Exchange program, in which social service agencies, non-profit organizations and libraries work together to maximize their resources and reach those in need.

    "The brilliance of this program may be its simplicity", said Governor Markell to the representatives from organizations across the state who met together on February 23rd to hear about each others programs, network, and share resources- often using public libraries as a central point for public programming, services, and information distribution.

    You can view the full press release about the event either at (.doc format) or online.

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    February 25th, 2010Badan BarmanLIS Seminars and Workshops
    Dates: February 24-26, 2010.
    Organize by: Library, Documentation & Information Sc. Division of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata & Dept. of Library & Information Sc., Mizoram University, Aizwal.
    More: Coming soon.

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    February 25th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present a new workshop, Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives, designed to help digital collaboratives with existing digital collections develop and implement a long-term preservation option. 

    The workshop, designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for its unique collections and organizations.

    Register now for the April workshop:

    April 13, 14 and 16 from 1-3pm ET:  Three webinars will address the following topics:

    • Introduction to the Digital Preservation Landscape 
    • Digital Preservation Standards
    • Sustaining the Digital Investment: Developing a Digital Preservation Program
    • Developing Preservation Policies for Collaboratives

    April 28-29 at LYRASIS—Philadelphia:  Two full-day sessions will address the following topics:

    • Elements of TRAC
    • Using TRAC in Planning and Assessment
    • Technology and Technical Infrastructure

    Faculty and program staff will host monthly follow-up activities, including webinars, to assist collaboratives in completing their preservation plans.

    The workshop will be taught by a faculty of digital preservation experts:

    Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, BCR
    Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation
    Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS
    Robin Dale, Director of Digital Services, LYRASIS
    Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative

    Cost is $150 per individual registration and $125 per member of a registered collaborative team.

    For more information, please visit:

    Questions? Contact Holly South:

    Partial funding for this workshop is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.