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    October 28th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Third Series from American Antiquarian Society Digital Archive Collection Now Available via EBSCOhost® ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 28, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing has released the third of five series from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) with American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3. The series is part of a collection that provides digital access to what is by far the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1691 and 1877.

    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 provides more than 1,800 titles dating from 1838-1852. The themes in this third series reveal a rapidly growing young nation where industrialization, the railroads, regional political differences, and life on the western frontier were daily realities. The holdings, consisting of more than 1.5 million pages, are expansive, and many titles, both prominent and unique, can be found. The broad range of geography as well as a diversity of languages (French, German, and Welsh) in the collection reflects the rapid westward expansion that characterizes the time period of this collection. Subject strengths include, but are not limited to:

    • Agriculture
    • American Life
    • Business and Trades
    • Children’s Literature
    • Education
    • Government and Politics
    • Leisure and Hobbies
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Pharmacy
    • Religion
    • Satire
    • Science and Technology
    • Theology
    • Women’s Fashion & Other Women’s Literature

    According to Thomas Knoles, Marcus A. McCorison Librarian at the American Antiquarian Society, "The release of AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 by EBSCO publishing is being awaited anxiously by researchers. I am certain that it will quickly have a profound impact on scholarship.”

    American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodical Collection: Series 3 is available through the state-of-the art EBSCOhost® Content Viewer , specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The new interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. EBSCOhost Content Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archival material while also allowing users to explore, manipulate, collect, take notes, and export content.

    EBSCO partnered with the American Antiquarian Society, one of the leading independent research libraries in the nation, in June 2008 to create the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection.

    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3 is third of the five series collection that includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the American Antiquarian Society, the premier research library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The collection, divided into five series based on time period, will total more than 6,500 periodicals estimated at more than 9 million pages.

    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 any 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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    October 28th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Urban Librarians Unite

    For Immediate Release
    October 26, 2010

    Media Contacts: Aliqae Geraci 646.620.0302 and Lauren Comito 646.662.6209

    Save NYC Libraries Postcard Campaign and Urban Librarians Unite Announce

    Halloween Zombie Walk to Save NYC Public Libraries

    October 31, 2010

    11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Brooklyn, New York--October 2010 --Urban Librarians Unite announce a Halloween Zombie Walk in support of New York City's public libraries, to be held October 31, 2010, beginning at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn and continuing over the Brooklyn Bridge to commence at City Hall, New York, New York, USA. Official website:

    The Halloween Zombie Walk brings library-loving New Yorkers together for a day of public theater to draw public attention to the mid-year budget cuts faced by New York City's public libraries. What does any of this have to do with zombies? Well, without libraries there are simply no brains, and zombies need to eat brains to live. With libraries across the city closed on weekends there is a desperate food shortage. So New York City’s zombie librarians will be walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall this Halloween to protest the drastic cuts to their food supply. These zombies are starving and without the support of the public library their future appears grim.

    New York City's three library systems serve 8 million residents from a combined 212 locations, numbering over 43 million visits in FY'09. Since the economic crisis began, library use has been at an all-time high, with many New Yorkers depending on their local library for access to the information, resources, and programs necessary to conduct job searches, complete their education, navigate the Internet, and access public services.

    Mayor Bloomberg’s projected mid-year budget adjustment will cut funding for libraries by $16.5 million - 5.4% across the board. This comes on the heels of a devastating August reduction of $30 million that decimated weekend library service. Three years of brutal cuts during the biggest economic crisis in a generation have reduced public library funding by a shocking $74.5 million since 2008, or 20%. Additional cuts will result in further service reductions and layoffs, right before the holiday season. Unless Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council maintain funding, libraries' ability to provide New Yorkers with job search help, afterschool tutoring, computer access and instruction, English classes, and research assistance will be sharply reduced by December 2010.

    Dress in your bookish zombie best and march/shamble your way to City Hall to support your local library and feed your brain.

    For more information on the Halloween Zombie Walk, please contact