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    August 11th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Mutual Customers Benefit from Exposure to Content in Philosophy and Related Disciplines ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — August 11, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Philosophy Documentation Center have come to an agreement allowing scholarly philosophy content to be available to end users via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement enables institutions subscribing to both EDS and Philosophy Documentation Center to conduct their search via the single search box of EBSCO Discovery Service, access the valuable content in Philosophy Documentation Center within the results and be able to link over to the full record.

    Established in 1966, Philosophy Documentation Center provides scholarly materials to researchers in the areas of philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies, classics, and related disciplines. Philosophy Documentation Center helps support all levels of teaching and research in these disciplines by providing essential resources such as: reference materials, peer-reviewed journals, book series, conference proceedings and research databases.

    The addition of the rich Philosophy Documentation Center metadata to the EDS Base Index, including full-text searching, and the ability for EBSCO Discovery Service users to link to the full record will provide a wealth of philosophy content for EDS users and greatly enhance their single search interface experience.

    Philosophy Documentation Center is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, World Book, ABC-CLIO, and many others.

    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 (www.ebscohost.com/discovery/eds-news), 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 eBooks. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 eBooks. 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 (www.ebscohost.com/discovery). For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebscohost.com

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    August 11th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    LibLime Announces New Features in LibLime Academic Koha
    “By Academic Librarians for Academic Librarians”
    Bethesda, MD – August 11, 2011-For over two years, LibLime has worked with Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO), to build an ILS specifically for academic libraries. LibLime Academic Koha is the result. Designed, tested and used by academic librarians, LibLime Academic Koha offers the right platform for making an ILS be all that it can be. With LibLime and WALDO, academic librarians have the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals toward a shared goal of designing software that works for them.

    LibLime Academic Koha provides cataloging features that are user friendly and designed to fit into the work flow of academic librarians and circulation staff.

    LibLime Academic Koha features a specific template so that when records are created, key metadata fields are displayed and fields not required are not displayed. This template makes adding records easy for all levels of staff and could be expanded by any sponsoring library.

    A record template called “brief circulation record” (often called “Fast Adds”) is used to create records at the time of circulation for items that made it out to the collection without a catalog record. These records make it possible for circulation staff to check the item out, getting the item needed into the hands of the interested patron, and create an automatic routing note so that upon return, the item is sent to the appropriate office for correction.

    When creating the brief circulation record, LibLime Academic Koha can also add an attribute to identify ILL records; personal copies (which is useful when loaning a professor’s copy of an item); or records that need to be upgraded or corrected.

    About WALDO
    Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) is a membership organization supporting the procurement & administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Supporting over 900 member libraries, WALDO offers consortial discounts for over 5,000 products and services. For more information, please visit WALDO at www.waldolib.org or contact Rob Karen at rob@waldolib.org or (866) 579-6051 ext. 101. Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through WALDO include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewal and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO members.

    About LibLime, a division of PTFS
    LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in professional Koha support. LibLime’s robust staff of programmers, data specialists, librarians, system administrators and project managers, provides first class consulting, implementation, data migration, training, development, and maintenance/hosting services for Koha in libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is the developer of the world’s leading digital content management software, ArchivalWare, and also specializes in library staffing requirements, digitization, and systems integration. For more information, see liblime.com or ptfs.com or archivalware.net.