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    January 5th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Academic Journals and Other Scholarly Content on JSTOR Will be Searchable for EDS Customers~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 5, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing and JSTOR have come to an agreement to load metadata from the more than 1000 academic journals on JSTOR to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The addition of JSTOR metadata to the EDS Base Index extends the search experience and further enhances the quality of metadata available to EDS customers.

    Content on JSTOR, a not-for-profit platform used worldwide for research and teaching, spans over 1000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Additional collections include primary source content complementary to the academic journals and monographs.

    JSTOR joins a long list of platforms, publishers, and other content partners who are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to scholarly content, such as: the British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office and for mutual customers Web of Science & H.W. Wilson—a growing list of information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin.

    EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

    The EDS Base Index forms the foundation upon which each EDS subscribing library builds out its custom collection. Beginning with the Base Index, each institution extends the reach of EDS by adding appropriate resources including its catalog, institutional repositories, EBSCOhost and other databases, and additional content sources to which it subscribes. It is this combination that allows a single, comprehensive, custom solution for discovering the value of any library’s collection.

    The EDS Base Index is comprised of metadata from the world’s foremost information providers. At present, the EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers. Although constantly growing, today the EDS Base Index provides metadata for nearly 50,000 magazines & journals, approximately 825,000 CDs & DVDs, nearly six million books, more than 100 million newspaper articles, more than 20,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

    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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    January 5th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Jared Camins-Esakov as Lead Support Specialist

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Jared Camisn-Esakov as their Lead Support Specialist. Jared will be overseeing the support department for ByWater Solutions and will be in charge of the delegation and escalation of customer support issues. He is an active participant in the Koha community and has had extensive experience with troubleshooting and problem resolution for the Koha ILS.

    A professionally-qualified librarian, Jared Camins-Esakov has worked in libraries on four continents, primarily in technical services. Highlights from his career include a stint at the American University of Afghanistan and a fellowship in the Western Manuscripts Section of Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Immediately prior to joining ByWater Solutions, Jared helped guide the American Numismatic Society through their transition to the Koha Integrated Library System and assisted in trouble shooting once their system was operational. Jared has also founded a company, of his own, C & P Bibliography Services, to help book collectors manage their collections.

    Jared commented on his recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team;

    "When the American Numismatic Society decided to contract with ByWater Solutions for the support of their new Koha ILS they did so because of ByWater's focus on customer service. I am very excited to now be part of the solution for those libraries seeking more comprehensive support for less money without having to sacrifice functionality."

    “We are overjoyed to have Jared on board” stated Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions. “Jared's experience combined with his ability to effectively communicate with our customers in a language they can understand makes him the ideal person for the position of Lead Support Specialist."

    About ByWater Solutions:

    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems such as Koha and Evergreen. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha and Evergreen communities for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha and Evergreen ILSs. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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    January 5th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    New Product Will Free University Libraries to Create Budgets That Reflect Patron Needs

    McLean, VA – LogiXML, a leading provider of business intelligence and reporting software, today announced that it has released a resource utilization reporting product that is designed to help libraries track and analyze the usage of library resources that universities spend millions of dollars each year to maintain. The solution, Logi Insight for Libraries, allows librarians to better justify their budget requests based on what is being used by patrons. Prior to this technology, most libraries have struggled to access valuable operational data which is spread out across multiple isolated data silos.

    “There isn’t a single library in the country that isn’t feeling pressure on its budget, and the only way forward is to get access to data that clearly shows which library resources are most valuable to faculty and students,” said Kevin Kidd, the Manager of Libraries for Boston College, which was the first university library to work with LogiXML on this solution. “We have been thrilled to help guide the evolution of Logi Insight, and we will rely on this system as we write our budget each year.”

    Logi Insight was created in collaboration with three university “Charter Partners” – Boston College, Texas Tech and New York University – and other libraries are making plans to deploy it in early 2011. Logi Insight makes sophisticated data reporting possible for librarians and administrators, specifically enabling libraries to measure patron utilization of library resources, circulation data, e-resources, budget data, as well as other information that is unique to libraries.

    “The bottom line is that the libraries recognize the need to understand who is using their resources, and where they should focus their budget,” said Brett Jackson, CEO of LogiXML. “However, to date, they have lacked an effective way of analyzing utilization data to support decision making. LogiXML now provides this capability.”
    LogiXML will be showcasing the new Logi Insight for Libraries solution at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Meeting January 7th-11th in San Diego, California.

    About LogiXML (
    LogiXML was the first to market with next generation, web-based business intelligence software. LogiXML provides web-based dashboards, user-friendly reports, and on-demand analysis that enables both technical and non-technical users to make better decisions for their organizations. For more information, please visit