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    September 8th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Norcross, GA —September 8, 2011

    Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system, celebrated its 5th anniversary with the addition of its 1,000th library. NC Cardinal, the newest Evergreen consortium, took the official number of libraries live to 1,006 when the Buncombe County Public Libraries migrated on September 2nd.

    Evergreen has added 274 library systems this year and now has outlets running in 30 states and provinces across the US and Canada.More details about Evergreen’s 5th year growth numbers can be found on the official blog at

    Several longtime Evergreen consortia also reached major milestones this year. Evergreen Indiana celebrated its 3rd birthday on August 25th and has grown to 90 library systems statewide. British Columbia Sitka, the first Evergreen consortium outside of Georgia, recently added its 50th library system.

    The first implementation of Evergreen went live on September 6, 2006 with the Georgia PINES consortium which currently consists of 280 libraries. Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. By all indications, Evergreen will continue to see rapid growth during the next year including the addition of the first European Evergreen installations.

    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571

    Evergreen is open source software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL. Evergreen and the Evergreen logo are trademarks of the Georgia Public Library Service.

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    September 8th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD – September 8, 2011 – The Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library in Henderson County Texas has chosen LibLime Koha to replace their legacy Athena system. The Library has selected LibLime as their vendor of choice to implement and support LibLime Koha, as their next generation, open development, Integrated Library System (ILS).
    Lorie M. Lee, head librarian of Henderson County Public library is welcoming the opportunity to work with LibLime and to use LibLime Koha. She stated, “LibLime Koha was the best choice for our library because it will be easy to transfer to, it will have great support, and it will give staff and patrons a great system to use. Furthermore, we are very excited to have a new system that will be online because it will give us the opportunity to better serve our patrons.”

    About Henderson County Public Library
    The Library resides in the old Post Office building at 121 S. Prairieville St., in Athens, TX. The location is an aged building that has served its purpose since 1973. It continues today with the private support of the Friends of the Library and the Public Library Fund, Inc., and other civic groups and caring citizens who quietly offer their dollars or time, or both, to insure the Library’s operation. The location has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. The success of this Library comes solely from its community that it serves.

    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 or or

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    September 8th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    OCLC and HathiTrust have signed an agreement that will allow OCLC to integrate the HathiTrust full-text index into OCLC services, enabling member libraries and their users to more easily discover resources from this important digital collection through WorldCat.

    Under this new agreement, OCLC will be able to integrate the full-text index of HathiTrust collections into services such as and WorldCat Local. Following integration of the full-text index, users will be able to search beyond bibliographic records to include the full text of these cooperatively built library collections in their searches.

    Content from the HathiTrust Digital Library complements member libraries’ collections already in WorldCat. Through a single search of or WorldCat Local, users will easily find HathiTrust resources and other materials available in their own collections, and in the collections of thousands of libraries around the world that are part of the OCLC cooperative.

    As a digital repository for great research libraries, the HathiTrust Digital Library brings together the massive digitized collections of partner institutions. HathiTrust offers libraries a means to archive and provide access to their digital content, whether scanned volumes, special collections, or born-digital materials. The representation of these resources in digital form offers expanded opportunities for innovative use in research, teaching and learning.

    “For HathiTrust, access is a key part of our preservation mission,” said John Wilkin, Executive Director of HathiTrust. “Resources that remain hidden will not be effectively preserved. While we will continue to support a standalone full-text search of HathiTrust (maintained by HathiTrust), we believe that getting our content into the flow of where our users are is critically important. We are pleased to see the addition of OCLC’s services in exposing the HathiTrust content.”

    “OCLC and HathiTrust have worked together for several years on behalf of our member libraries to provide easy access to these valuable resources,” said Chip Nilges, OCLC Vice President, Business Development. “OCLC includes 4.7 million records in WorldCat representing the HathiTrust Digital Library, and we continue to synchronize with the HathiTrust daily. This new agreement is an important next step to providing discoverability and easy access to this significant collection.”

    Earlier this year, OCLC and HathiTrust began testing a unique WorldCat Local user interface for discovery of items accessible through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The WorldCat Local prototype for the HathiTrust Digital Library, available to anyone on the Web (, was designed and implemented by both organizations in close cooperation as a means to further develop a shared digital library infrastructure. HathiTrust Digital Library records are discoverable through the separate WorldCat Local interface, as well as through, available on the Web at

    OCLC and HathiTrust continue to work together to increase online visibility and accessibility of the digital collections by creating WorldCat records describing the content and linking to the collections via and WorldCat Local.

    HathiTrust was launched in 2008 by the then 12-university consortium, known as the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and the University of California system. It has grown to more than 60 partners including Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Duke and Johns Hopkins. In the past two years, those partners have contributed more than 9.5 million volumes to the digital library, digitized from their library collections. More than 2.5 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and freely available on the Web.

    More about HathiTrust is at

    About OCLC
    Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at For more information, visit

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    September 8th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Enhanced Accessibility of Digital Collection will Increase Exposure to Valuable Content Benefiting Libraries as well as EBSCO Discovery Service™ Users ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 8, 2011 — The fundamental goal of EBSCO Publishing’s EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) is to make quality library content available to end users and a recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and HathiTrust does just that. The agreement allows for full text searching of HathiTrust content within EDS—exposing EDS users to the entire array of HathiTrust’s collection and greatly expanding their searches while maximizing the library’s collection.

    HathiTrust includes the digitized collections of more than 50 major research institutions and libraries. The HathiTrust Digital Library combines the resources of the partner institutions in order to preserve these vast digital collections. A large portion of the digital library is made up of books that have been digitized in agreement with Google Books. Additional content includes digitized content from partners including university presses and individual library’s collections.

    The enormity of HathiTrust’s digitized repository significantly expands the search experience for discovery users. Although HathiTrust offers a standalone search service, through EBSCO Discovery Service, users will soon be able to search HathiTrust’s collection of over 8.5 million digitalized volumes including over 9.5 million volumes, including more than 5 million book titles and 250,000 serial titles as part of EDS. Enabling the search of full text as part of EDS revitalizes these records by bringing them to the forefront of the user’s search experience and allows them to discover more of the library’s collection.

    “For HathiTrust, access is key part of our preservation mission,” says John Wilkin, executive director of HathiTrust. “Resources that remain hidden will not be effectively preserved. While we will continue to support a standalone search of HathiTrust (maintained by HathiTrust), we believe that getting our content into the flow of where our users are is critically important. We are pleased to see the addition of EDS in exposing the HathiTrust content.”

    Dave Mangione, senior vice president of product management and content licensing at EBSCO Publishing says the partnership between EBSCO and HathiTrust is a natural extension of the role EBSCO expects EDS to play for libraries. “Through the addition of HathiTrust, we continue to illustrate our commitment to make the best content discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service and to provide the researcher with unparalleled breadth of coverage in one place. By adding a search of HathiTrust to EDS, we make the millions of digitized works included in the HathiTrust collection more accessible to EDS users.”

    HathiTrust 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 (, 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 ( For 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 Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594