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    July 30th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    KYIV, UKRAINE – July 30, 2010 - SoftServe, a leading global provider of proven high quality software development, testing and consulting, announced that the company became the General Sponsor of the "CEE IT Outsourcing Review 2009" research. The "Central and Eastern European IT Outsourcing Review" is a project of the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA).

    The main goal of the research is to provide a complete overview of the IT outsourcing services market in Central and Eastern European countries, and to promote the CEE region as a cluster of provision of nearshore IT outsourcing services for the EU countries and offshore outsourcing services for the USA.

    The “Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review” research was first conducted in early 2008 for the year 2007. The 2007 research report of "Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2007" indicated that there was a great interest to the CEE as a prospective region for IT outsourcing services. The report was accessed by an estimated 10,000 people and many research companies used it as a resource for their commercial reports. Thus, in 2008, KPMG referenced the report in their own research ‘Exploring Global Frontiers’.

    The data for the research is gathered by interviewing national IT and outsourcing associations; experts; as well as a large number of companies operating in IT outsourcing industry in the CEE region. Currently, the report is the most complete and demanded analytical source about the IT outsourcing market development in the CEE region.

    SoftServe Inc., a general sponsor of the research, is one of the major players in the software development outsourcing industry in Central and Eastern Europe with its professional excellence recognized worldwide. The company partners with such industry giants as Microsoft, Oracle, Dell, Adobe, Cisco, and HP.

    As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner since 2004, SoftServe was chosen as a Finalist of the global Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Program in 2006 and 2007. The company was also awarded by Microsoft, Partner of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe in 2008 (Mobility Solutions) and Information Worker (2009). Other key mentions include:

    • Inclusion in the 2008 Black Book of Outsourcing, in the Top Ten Outsourcing Providers in Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Ranked in the Top 10 to Watch in Emerging European Markets category by GlobalServices 100 of 2008 and 2009, a study recognizing excellence among global IT and BPO service providers.
    • Recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) and named to the best outsourcing service provider list of the 2010 Global Outsourcing100®.

    SoftServe’s President, Taras Kytsmey noted, "SoftServe takes an active part in the promotion of the CEE region and specifically Ukraine as an outsourcing destination. Therefore, we support the outstanding initiative of the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association purposed to provide a full picture of the growing industry landscape in the region”.

    To attract more respondents for the research “CEE IT Outsourcing Review 2009”, CEEOA launched the online survey All companies that completed the survey received free company profiles in the online catalogue of IT outsourcing companies from the CEE region - ( The catalogue will be officially launched with the Report issue at the beginning of September.

    About SoftServe, Inc.

    SoftServe is a leading global pro¬vider of proven high quality software development, testing and consulting services. At SoftServe, we are passionate and committed to bringing the best commercial software to market for new and established independent software vendors and software-enabled businesses. To accomplish this, we utilize AbilitonTM, an approach that develops an assessment and certification framework making it simple to create the right standards, certifications, tools and team structure to repeatedly deliver development success for our clients. Through the years, SoftServe has partnered with hundreds of companies globally on a wide range of products and technologies, successfully completing over 2000 projects. Founded in 1993, SoftServe is headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, with an award-winning development organization based in Ukraine and the Philippines. For more information, please visit

    About CEEOA

    Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA) ( was founded in 2008. The members of the association are the leading national IT and Outsourcing associations from the Central and Eastern Europe, among them Baltic Outsourcing Association (BOA), Ukrainian HI-TECH Initiative, Hungarian Service Industry and Outsourcing Association (HOA), Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry (ANIS) from Romania, Bulgarian Web Association (BWA), Czech ICT Alliance, and ASPIRE - Association of IT & Business Process Services Companies (Poland). One of the main objectives of CEEOA is to promote the Central and Eastern European Region as competitive alternative to other Global offshoring destinations, and to increase services delivery quality and volume to the recognized standards.

    Marina Osadchuk
    Marketing manager
    Phone: +380 44 458 1753

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    July 30th, 2010Badan BarmanLIS Seminars and Workshops
    Dates: July 29-30, 2010.
    Last date for Submitting the full paper : 15th June 2010
    Last date for Registration: 15th July 2010
    Registration Fee: Rs.500/-

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    July 30th, 2010Badan BarmanLIS Seminars and Workshops
    Dates: July 29, 2010 to July 30, 2010.
    Information Compiled by: Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College, India

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    July 30th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Little Librarian is the first personal library kit made just for kids. It encourages reading, and is powered by creativity and imagination, not batteries. Little Librarian will provide book lovers with everything they need to transform their book collection into a library. Kids can practice the important skills of organizing, sharing, borrowing, and returning. Book pockets, check out cards, library cards, and bookmarks are just like the ones from a real library. Little librarians will issue overdue notices and awards. Favorite book memories can be stored in your reading journal and shared with friends. To get started, just add books!

    Little Librarian was started by a mother daughter team who wanted to share their idea for playing library at home. It is featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Mom Magazine as a "must have" toy.

    Little Librarian can be purchased at at this link
    It is also sold at The Library of Congress Shop at, and at The Library Store of Los Angeles

    For more information check our website at or email

    Kris and Amanda Miller

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    July 29th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Links Within DynaMed™ Drug Topics Help Clinicians Provide Pharmaceutical Cost Assistance to Patients ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 29, 2010 — A new service within the DynaMed™ point-of-care clinical reference from EBSCO Publishing will link clinicians to cost assistance programs designed to help patients afford their medications. DynaMed drug topics now include links to NeedyMeds (, a non-profit organization that provides patients with free information on how to obtain medication cost assistance—with or without health insurance.

    To help clinicians provide comprehensive information on pharmaceutical cost assistance to their patients, DynaMed has added direct links from most drug topics to the related NeedyMeds information page. The Medication Cost Assistance Program section of the drug topic can be referenced to share information with the patient on cost assistance and/or discounted rates for drugs. NeedyMeds also provides information on federal and state programs for medical care for adults and children, and cost assistance programs for medical supplies.

    Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, DynaMed founder and editor-in-chief, says being able to access information that will help patients pay for their prescriptions and medical supplies is another tool that allows clinicians to better manage a given case. “There are situations where medication is an essential part of a diagnosis and treatment plan and being able to help a patient uncover ways to afford that medication means better care. For instance, managing a chronic disease such as diabetes requires daily monitoring and self treatment. Knowing that a patient can afford the medications and supplies is an important part of treating the disease.”

    Richard Sagall, MD, president of says DynaMed’s willingness to partner with NeedyMeds and provide this important information to patients lets people know that help is out there before they even need to think about whether they can afford the medication. “There are thousands of programs currently available to help people save money on prescription medications—patient assistance programs, free and low cost clinics, programs geared to specific diseases and conditions and state programs. Letting clinicians know about them and share them right at the point-of-care in a resource like DynaMed makes it more likely that patients will find out that there is help available. These programs become a part of the conversation between doctors and patients rather than something patients need to find on their own.” NeedyMeds has information on 2,400 programs to assist people with the cost of their prescriptions, co-pays and premiums and other disease-related expenses.

    DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the point-of-care— providing the best available evidence for making informed clinical decisions. With clinically-organized summaries for thousands of topics and daily updates, DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice.

    Most of the current assistance programs require US residency, but non-US programs can be added to DynaMed as the information becomes available.

    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 medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    NeedyMeds is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit with the mission of helping people who cannot afford medicine or health care costs. The mission of NeedyMeds has been, since its inception, to make information about assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost. The website,, is the face of the organization. Databases such as Patient Assistance Programs and Disease-Based Assistance, government programs and other types of assistance programs are the crux of the free information NeedyMeds offers online. In response to the growing needs of advocates and patients, NeedyMeds recently added a free clinics database to its website and started an online forum, NeedyMeds Forums, for patient advocates.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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