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    May 26th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    47th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards at the Kennesaw State University Center, with Terry Kay and Jessica Handler. Terry Kay will win the Lifetime Achievement Award and 80 other Georgia Authors are nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Awards. 12 category winners will be announced as well as finalists in each category. Additional information can be obtained at


    Georgia Writers Association
    Press Contact: Lisa Russell
    (770) 420-4736

    47th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards to be held June 11, 2011

    Kennesaw, GA (May 2011) - Kennesaw State University (KSU) will host the 47th annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) awards ceremony on June 11, 2011, at the KSU Center, located at 3333 Busbee Avenue, Kennesaw, GA 30144. The banquet, which is by reservation only, begins at 6 PM. The awards ceremony, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association and KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the event honors Georgia authors for books published during 2010. The Georgia Author of the Year Awards recognizes and acknowledges Georgia's wealth of outstanding writers, and celebrates the state's rich literary heritage.

    All Georgia-resident authors who have been published during 2010 are eligible for the awards. There are 76 nominations this year in award categories including fiction, first novel, creative nonfiction, history, essay, biography, memoir, poetry, children's mid-reader, and young adult literature. Additional information can be obtained at

    Georgia author Terry Kay will be receiving the GAYA Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011. A 2009 recipient of the Governor's Award in the Humanities and a 2006 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Mr. Kay has been a sports writer and film/theater reviewer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), a public relations executive and a corporate officer. He is the author of eleven published novels, including The Book of Marie and his most recent novel, Bogmeadow's Wish. His other works include, To Dance with the White Dog, The Valley of Light, Taking Lottie Home, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene, Shadow Song, The Runaway, Dark Thirty, After Eli and The Year the Lights Came On, as well as a book of essays (Special K) and a children's book (To Whom the Angel Spoke).

    Three of his novels have been produced as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies: To Dance with the White Dog, The Runaway and The Valley of Light. An essayist and regional Emmy-winning screenwriter as well as a novelist, Mr. Kay's work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Mr. Kay has received the Georgia Author of the Year award three times and in 2004 was presented with the Townsend Prize, considered the state's top literary award. In October 2006, he received the prestigious Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. In March 2007, he was presented the Brooke Baker Award from Dunwoody Library honoring his career as a writer. Also in 2007, Mr. Kay was presented the Stanley W. Lindberg Award, named for the late editor of The Georgia Review and considered one of the state's most prestigious literary honors, given for an individual's significant contribution to the preservation and celebration of Georgia's literary heritage.

    Ms. Jessica Handler will emcee the awards ceremony. Ms. Handler wrote the book Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, which has been named one of the "Twenty-Five Books All Georgians Should Read." In addition, Ms. Handler has received a Special Mention for the 2008 Pushcart Prize, a merit scholarship to the inaugural Writers in Paradise conference, an honorable mention for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, and a fellowship at the Hambridge Center for Creative Arts.

    The GAYA has grown in prestige and participation since its inception in 1964 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. The Awards changed hands in 1990 to Georgia Writers Association (GWA), a statewide literary organization sponsored by Kennesaw State University under the executive directorship of Dr. Margaret Walters. GAYA nominations are judged by prominent authors from across the country, and submissions are evaluated for their narrative quality, creativity, enduring message, and ability to evoke emotion. The competition guidelines are revised each year to parallel the changing literary marketplace, and the GAYA honors both independently published authors and those whose books are published by traditional publishing houses. Additional information can be obtained at


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    May 26th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Wolper Subscription Services is pleased to congratulate Sushma Arora, General Manager of the Information Resource Centre, Delhi at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., on receiving the 2011 B&F Impact Award sponsored by Wolper Subscription Services and the Business & Finance (B&F) Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA).
    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 will receive a $2,000 stipend to help cover expenses at the SLA Annual Conference.
    “We are honored to recognize Sushma Arora as an information professional who has aligned the role of the Information Resource Centre with the goals of Tata Consultancy Services to demonstrate the tangible value of information to her enterprise.” 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.”
    Ms. Arora initiated an alignment of library services and staff with the company’s operating units that had been reorganized into business domains from geographic based units. Industry specific alerting, news services, and virtual libraries are provided to TCS employees globally to foster continuous learning about the business environments of TCS clients. The direct benefits of this service realignment were quantified in terms of hours saved by users as well as resulting in improved satisfaction with library support.
    Ms. Arora will be presented with a check during the SLA B&F Awards ceremony on Monday, June 13, 2011 during the SLA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. Wolper Subscription Services is participating in the INFO-EXPO at the 2011 SLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA on June 12 – 14, 2011.
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    May 26th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Agreement with National Library of the Czech Republic Brings Metadata from the Manuscriptorium Project to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. —May 26, 2011 — An agreement between the National Library of the Czech Republic and EBSCO Publishing is bringing metadata from the Manuscriptorium project to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The goal of the Manuscriptorium project is to create virtual research access to all digital documents related to historical book resources up to the year 1800. Content includes: manuscripts, incunabula, early print books, maps, deeds, charters and more. Metadata from the Manuscriptorium—the European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage—will be available to all EDS users, further expanding the information available via EBSCO Discovery Service.

    The Manuscriptorium project—including more than five million digital images—has created a single digital library database from the resources previously held in libraries throughout the European Union and beyond. While the primary focus of the project is on books, documents of an archival nature are also included. The Manuscriptorium provides researchers, students and teachers with information about the physical documents that are contained in the digital library via its catalogue as well as access to digital copies of the documents themselves.

    The General Director of the National Library of the Czech Republic, Tomas Bohm says the agreement with EBSCO expands the goal of the Manuscriptorium project. “The National Library of the Czech Republic set out to pull together the millions of historic book resources that had been scattered throughout libraries around the world. In adding the metadata to EBSCO Discovery Service, we are further able to expand access to this valuable information and bring this important content to more and more users.”

    The Manuscriptorium joins a long list of key information sources available to EBSCO Discovery Service users including: British Library, Baker & Taylor, NewsBank, Readex, LexisNexis, Alexander Street Press, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, ABC-CLIO, ingentaconnect, Government Printing Office, ECONIS, Mergent Inc., arXiv, Credo Reference, IGI Global, World Book and Accessible Archives. In addition, Web of Science and H.W. Wilson provide access for mutual customers. The EDS Base Index represents content from approximately 20,000 providers (and growing) in addition to metadata from another 70,000 book publishers, representing far more content providers and publishers than any other discovery service.

    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.

    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®.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. The company provides more than 300 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service ( 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