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    August 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Return on Investment and the Streamlining of Library Resources Key Factors in Discovery Service Decision~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — August 23, 2011 — Columbia College Chicago, the largest private arts and media college in the United States, has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). The college expects that EDS will help improve return on investment and increase productivity by simplifying the research process and providing an enhanced experience for users.

    Columbia College Chicago Reference & Instruction Librarian April Levy says that students found the large number of resources available through the library website daunting, and they wanted more streamlined information from the library. Levy says EDS will provide a search experience that is similar to the ways students currently conduct searches online, while exposing more of the college’s resources to students. “We wanted to provide ways for students to search multiple library resources in a single-search interface, because this is what they are accustomed to with Internet searching, to save them time, and to incorporate more of our resources into the search, so we get better return on investment for our electronic and print resources.” Levy says a familiar interface is another advantage for users because students were immediately able to utilize EBSCO Discovery Service for their research needs with minimal instruction.

    EBSCO Discovery Service will play an integral role in getting users the information they need. In addition to the single search box capability and ease of use of EDS, the college also appreciates the ability to create Profiles. This functionality allows users to search subcollections of different subject areas so users can limit their searches to Arts & Entertainment Resources, for example. Levy says the concept of subcollections was important because, “it is how our website is currently structured, and we did not want to lose that functionality.”

    Levy says that the strong relationship Columbia College Chicago shares with EBSCO in terms of both database content and customer service played a key role in the decision to go with EDS. “We have a good relationship with EBSCO for our electronic resources, and have been pleased with the customer service we receive. This has been true so far for the implementation of the EDS as well.” She expects that to continue as the college grows EDS.

    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 Base Index for EBSCO Discovery Service 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 400,000 conference proceedings and hundreds of thousands of additional information sources from various source-types.

    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 ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: 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
    Director of Public Relations
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    August 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    The C.G. Jung Institute of New York Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that C.G. Jung Institute of New York, NY. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Kristine Mann Library's Koha installation went live in late July, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    Lorna Peachin, Director of the Kristine Mann Library, commented on their move to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

    "The Kristine Mann Library at the NY C.G. Jung Center, the oldest Jung Library in North America, is pleased to announce that they are partnering with ByWater Solutions to offer an online Open Source Library Catalog/Database, Koha! After lengthy consideration we chose ByWater and Koha as the best choice for our needs! Check our webpage in September for the link!"

    The Kristine Mann Library houses an extensive collection in the field of analytical psychology and other related disciplines. ARAS, a unique symbol library, contains a wide range of imagery of cultural and religious importance. The C.G. Jung Foundation runs educational programs and a Book Service for the public and publishes the journal, Quadrant, devoted to the work of Jung.

    About the C.G Jung Institute of New York:
    The C.G. Jung Institute of New York, originally formed in 1962, was Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1975 as a not-for-profit educational institution, and is accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis to offer training leading to certification as a psychoanalyst. Currently, to comply with the new law leading to Professional Licensure in Psychoanalysis, the Institute is registered with New York State as a program that leads to New York State Licensure in Psychoanalysis. The Institute is authorized by the International Association for Analytical Psychology, the governing body of Jungian analysts, to administer a Jungian training program. The C. G. Jung Institute of NY is Accredited by the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP). For more information please visit:

    About Koha:
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies--XHTML, CSS and Javascript--making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit:

    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. 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 community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit:

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    August 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    For Immediate Release
    Contact: Rob Colding
    Information Today, Inc.
    (609) 654-6266, ext. 330

    August 29, 2011, Medford, NJ—Information Today, Inc. (ITI) announced the premiere edition of Introduction to Information Science and Technology, a book edited by Charles H. Davis and Debora Shaw and published by ITI on behalf of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

    Designed as a comprehensive introductory text for students of information science and technology, the book presents a clear, concise, and approachable account of the fundamental issues, with appropriate historical and theoretical background. Topics covered include information needs, seeking, and use; representation and organization of information; computers and networks; structured information systems; information systems applications; users’ perspectives in information systems; social informatics; communication using information technologies; information policy; and the information professions.

    Introduction to Information Science and Technology was written by ASIS&T member volunteers using a dynamic, dedicated wiki to present their subject expertise and perspectives. All contributed material was reviewed, approved, and interlinked by the editors and a panel of subject experts. Planned for periodic publication in print, the wiki allows ASIS&T members to contribute their knowledge in order to continually refresh, enhance, and expand the book’s coverage and support this critical field of study.

    More than 80 ASIS&T members contributed to the book’s debut edition, guided by editors Charles H. Davis, senior fellow and adjunct professor in the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University at Bloomington, and Debora Shaw, professor and interim dean at the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University at Bloomington.

    Introduction to Information Science and Technology (288 pp/softbound/$59.50/ISBN 978-1-57387-423-6) is available directly from the publisher. For more information or to order: call (800) 300-9868 or (609) 654-6266; fax (609) 654-4309; email; or visit the ITI website at