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    August 25th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Partnership with Oxford University Press Provides More Than 50,000 Music Articles and Biographies to EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 25, 2011 — A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP) allows Grove Music Online to be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Grove Music Online from OUP is one of the leading online resources for music research. This latest addition further expands the vast collection of music content available via EDS.

    Covering all aspects of music, Grove Music Online offers more than 50,000 subject articles and biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. Grove Music Online also includes more than 500 audible music examples, annual contemporary composers update, composer work lists and timelines as well as topical guides to be used as study tools for teachers and students.

    Grove Music Online adds to the growing collection of music resources available via EDS. Additional music resources available to mutual customers include Naxos Music Library, The Music Index, RILM, RIPM, RISM, and Index to Printed Music.

    Oxford University Press in Oxford, England (OUP UK), and is the oldest and largest continuously operating university press in the world. EBSCO has worked with OUP to also make other resources available in EDS including: Oxford Scholarship Online, Handbooks Online and Reference Online.

    OUP 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 25th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD – August 24, 2011 – Upon completing a thorough RFP process, Huntsville Public Library, Ontario, Canada has selected LibLime as their vendor of choice to implement and support LibLime Koha, as their next generation, open development, Integrated Library System (ILS).
    Deborah Duce, B.A., M.L.I.S, CEO/Chief Librarian of Huntsville Public Library is delighted with the opportunity to work with LibLime and to use LibLime Koha. “The migration to and integration of LibLime Koha is very exciting for Huntsville Public Library. It will allow us to think out of the box and embrace technologies and applications that will meet ever changing user needs now and in the future. Local elementary and secondary schools (Trillium Lakeland School District) have or will soon be making the move to LibLime Koha with the help of LibLime as well. Think of it – one community – one innovative ILS that is familiar to all! With the knowledge and support of LibLime Huntsville Public Library will be able to achieve of our goals of innovation, collaboration, sustainability and fiscal responsibility.”

    About Huntsville Public Library
    Celebrating 131 years of service to their community in 2011, Huntsville Public Library works to connect Huntsville and area residents to a world of imagination, information and discovery through its collections and services. Huntsville Ontario is the home of the University of Waterloo, the Algonquin Theatre, and is also the gateway to the Algonquin Provincial Park.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in providing support for the Koha open source ILS. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, the PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.