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    August 29th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Leiden - 29 August 2011
    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to announce that from 2012 it will be the publisher of the Journal of World Investment & Trade. Founded in 2000 by Werner Publishing (Geneva) the journal has established itself as one the leading journals in the field of international investment law and dispute settlement. Brill will publish the journal from January 2012 under its international law imprint Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. As a new service to its subscribers, the journal will offer online access both to current content and all the backvolumes. Dr. Jacques Werner will continue in his role as the managing editor of the journal, thus assuring a smooth transition as well as continuity in the editorial policy and quality.

    Hans van der Meij (Publishing Director International Law at Brill) comments: “We are extremely pleased to have been able to acquire this prestigious journal in the field of international trade and investment law. It’s a perfect fit for our portfolio.”
    Jacques Werner (Managing Director Werner Publishing) added: “I was looking for a good home for my journal, a publisher with the will and capacity to build on its reputation. I am very pleased to stay involved as the journal’s managing editor”.
    For ordering 2012 subscriptions, please contact Brill at For questions about subscriptions and renewals please contact, or for the Americas,

    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, BRILL is a leading international academic publisher in the fields of Ancient Near East and Egypt; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Asian Studies (incl. Hotei imprint and Global Oriental imprint); Classical Studies; Medieval and Early Modern Studies; contemporary History and History of War studies; Biblical and Religious Studies; Slavic Studies; Language & Linguistics; Biology; Science (VSP imprint); Human Rights and International Law (Martinus Nijhoff imprint). With offices in Leiden and Boston (MA), BRILL today publishes more than 150 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. In principle all publications are made available in both print and electronic form. Under the imprint of IDC Publishers a large number of research collections are marketed in the academic fields named above. Key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

    Werner Publishing
    Founded in 1985, Werner Publishing has in two decades created and/or regenerated leading journals in the field of international law and economics, such as the Journal of World Trade, the Journal of International Arbitration, World Competition, World Trade and Arbitration Materials and the Journal of World Intellectual Property. Launched in 2000, the Journal of World Investment and Trade was its most recent creation. For more information:

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    August 29th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Writers Conferences Navigate Modern Publishing without Sacrificing Craft
    Learn to navigate modern publishing without sacrificing quality of craft. Georgia Writers Association leads the way with two writing events in fall 2011.

    This fall, the Georgia Writers Association(GWA) will help aspiring authors navigate the complex world of modern publishing without sacrificing the quality of their craft. On October 1, the GWA partners with Master of Arts in Professional Writing program of Kennesaw State University to present the Publishers, Agents & Media Institute, a one-day event featuring top publishing and new media professionals. Then on November 12, the Georgia Writers Association hosts the Red Clay Writers Conference, where authors will study the craft of writing with exemplary experts in a variety of genres.

    Publishers, Agents, and Media Institute, Sponsored by Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Writers Association

    Contrary to popular perception, book publishing is on the rise, both by self-published authors as well as by traditional publishers. Bowker,the leader in bibliographic information, reported 5% growth in traditionally published and an explosive 150% increase in non-traditionally published titles."These publication figures from both traditional and non-traditional publishers confirm that print production is alive and well, and can still be supported in this highly dynamic marketplace," said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publishing services for Bowker. ( While this statistic is promising for writers, most authors also realize that the publishing industry is in the midst of a revolution due to the advent of eBooks, social media, and other technological advances. Even books published in the traditional manner must be marketed via new media.

    Kennesaw State University and the Georgia Writers Association aim to help writers find stability in the current, fluid publishing economy.The Publishers, Agents & Media Institute brings to the Kennesaw State University campus five industry professionals who will share their experience with self-publishing, traditional publishing, and social and digital media.

    In addition, authors with completed, unpublished manuscripts may also reserve a 15-minute appointment with an established agent to ask questions and receive feedback on their work. David Groff, editor for Rob Weisbach Creative Management, and Adriann Ranta, literary agent at Wolf Literary Services, will review submitted queries for these private meetings. Appointments must be scheduled by September 15.

    For a complete event schedule and registration details,please visit the Publishers, Agents & Media Institutepage on the Georgia Writers Association website. The Institute will convene on Saturday, October 1, on the Kennesaw State University campus. Event registration is $150 prior to September 15. An additional $50 charge applies to reserve a one-on-one appointment with an agent.

    Red Clay Writers Conference, Sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association

    Advances in technology have made it possible for anyone to publish anything, almost instantaneously. Vehicles such as eBooks and blogs have made it easier than ever for a writer to put his work in front of an audience.

    Sometimes though, expedience leads to lethargy when it comes to craft, and authors put out stories that lack the vitality of strong, clear writing. The Georgia Writers Association aims to reverse this troubling trend by refreshing authors onthe art and craft of writing during the Red Clay Writers Conference.

    Novelist Wendy Wax, author of Ten Beach Road, will kick off the conference with a keynote addresson "The Most Basic Thing of All." Writers will spend the afternoon delving into the crafts of memoir, humor, fiction, and poetry, as well as travel and food writing, led by accomplished writers. Jeanie CollinsPantelakis, of the Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency, will also be on hand toanswer questions about how to hone your manuscript to capture the attention of a publisher.

    Much like the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, the Red Clay Writers Conference will focus on the quality of the words themselves rather than on the 21st century tools authors use to produce and promote their books. Technology will be discussed as a means to simplify the publication of finely crafted writing.

    A complete conference schedule and registration details canbe found on the Red Clay Writers Conferencepage of the Georgia Writers Association website. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 12, on the campus of Kennesaw State University. Registration is $80 in advance or $100 at the door.


    Two Writing Conferences and Georgia Writers Association Membership
    Authors wishing to attend the Publishers, Agents & Media Institute and the Red Clay Writers Conference can get a break on registration fees and receive a complimentary 12-month membership in the Georgia Writers Association. Pre-register for both events by September 15 and pay only $200, plus receive the one-year membership in GWA. Please visit the Georgia Writers Association website for complete details.
    Article written by Karen Pickell, MAPW at Kennesaw State University

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    August 29th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    New System Improves Public Access at Mississippi Department of Archives and History

    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, located in Jackson, Miss., went live in August with its installation of the Koha integrated library system in the state’s archives and historical library. ByWater Solutions will provide ongoing support for MDAH.

    “MDAH is excited about our move to the Koha system,” said Julia Marks Young director of the Archives and Records Services Division. “We have already noticed that internet search engines are bringing up results from our catalog, which in turn increases public access and visibility of our collections.”

    The Archives and Records Services Division collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state of Mississippi. These resources span the days of prehistory and Native Americans to the Civil War, the Civil Rights era, and beyond. Holdings include more than 42,682 GB of electronic records, 70,000 cubic feet of state records and manuscript collections, 250,000 images, 72,000 published items, and 200 newspaper titles.

    Founded in 1902, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History is the second-oldest state department of archives and history in the United States. The department collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites across Mississippi, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, state and local government records management, and publications. The department is headquartered in the state-of-the-art William F. Winter Archives and History Building, located on the corner of North and Amite Streets in downtown Jackson. For more information visit

    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:

    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: