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    December 14th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Agreement with Evanced Solutions Brings Event Calendaring into Catalog Searches Already Enhanced with Reading Recommendations from NoveList Select™ ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 14, 2010 — New display options for NoveList Select™ customers and a new partnership with Evanced Solutions will bring more information into the library catalog. Libraries using NoveList resources to add readers’ advisory content into catalog records can now add content such as book jackets alongside NoveList reading recommendations as well as choose from an assortment of layout options for this content. EBSCO Publishing and NoveList have also partnered with Evanced Solutions so that libraries using Evanced Solutions Events will be able to tie library events to book searches.

    New NoveList Select Display Options
    The new NoveList Select display options allow the library much more flexibility in how the NoveList content is displayed in their catalog. Libraries can now choose to display book jacket thumbnails for applicable content plus make decisions about how the information will appear on the page (horizontally or vertically). Libraries will also be able to choose to display some or all of the content using Click and Hide links so that patrons can expand content when interested and opt to include one or more rows of content—displaying all of the titles in a series or just the first few titles.

    NoveList Select brings the full range of NoveList expertise into the library catalog, including title, series, and author information, reading recommendations, and annotations from related NextReads™ newsletters. Retrieving content from the entire NoveList family of products enables NoveList Select to enrich the detailed book view within the library’s automation system with NoveList’s industry-leading readers’ advisory information. Results can be filtered to include only titles held locally and Evanced Solutions Events customers can display events that relate to the book a user has searched for in the catalog.

    NoveList Select also offers new series display options. NoveList Select will display the following elements: Series Name, Alternate Series Name, Volume Numbers, Collection Identification and Series Notes in a series title record.

    NoveList Select and Evanced Solutions
    Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending—all designed to attract and engage the communities that libraries serve.

    NoveList Select includes a Related Events at Your Library section which shows related events provided by Evanced Solutions. The Evanced Solutions Events Event Maintenance page allows events to be loaded with related subject terms. When users search the library catalog and select a particular book, the subject terms associated with the book are compared to the subject terms entered in the list of events and the event is displayed along with the catalog item selected.

    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, NISC™, 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.

    About Evanced Solutions
    Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending all designed to better attract and engage the communities libraries serve. For a free webinar and for more information on Evanced Solutions and their products, visit or call (888) 519-5770.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    December 14th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    For Immediate Release: December 7, 2010.

    Gayle Gossen, Chair
    SLA Business & Finance Division
    Tel: 416-214-2441

    The Business & Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) proudly announces a new award, the Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services.

    In its inaugural year of 2011, the B&F Impact Award recognizes a Division member who creates value by aligning with the goals of their organization through the innovative and effective use of information to impact the accomplishment of those goals. The conference award winner receives a $2,000 stipend to help cover expenses at the SLA Annual Conference. The B&F Impact Award acknowledges an individual or an information center for a specific contribution made within the previous year. Awarded annually to a member of the Business and Finance Division, the achievement recognizes, but is not limited to, such actions as providing a new service that aligns with organizational goals, developing new processes for working more closely with senior management, or training and educational activities that facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.

    “We are honored to partner with the Business & Finance Division of SLA to acknowledge information professionals who have aligned their role with the goals of the organization they serve to demonstrate the tangible value of information” said Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. “It is increasingly important that information professionals speak the language of their organization when demonstrating ways in which their initiatives create measurable impact and achieve mission-critical objectives.”

    The winner will be presented with a check during the SLA B&F Awards ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2011 during the SLA Annual Conference in Philidelphia, PA, U.S.A.

    About Wolper Subscription Services
    Wolper is a one-stop information management resource and the only 100% woman-owned business in the field. For 35 years, the company has been providing service and savings to corporate, government, medical, public and academic customers. Wolper’s “high tech, high touch”® approach delivers the perfect combination of next-generation technology and time-proven, personalized service. Besides serials, Wolper also handles books, site licenses, ERM and other information solutions, both traditional and innovative. Wolper holds multiple diversity supplier certifications – from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Wolper is Ariba certified, has multiple U.S. Federal agency supplier approvals, and is a member of the Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries, Special Libraries Association and American Library Association, among others. Learn more at or contact Wolper at 610-559-9550 or