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    September 27th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Business Professionals Able to Acquire Business Knowledge Faster with
    Business Book Summaries™ iPhone App ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — September 27, 2011 — A new iPhone application for Business Book Summaries™ (BBS) from EBSCO Publishing has been released. The Business Book Summaries iPhone app is designed for BBS customers looking for convenient and quick access to concise, yet comprehensive book summaries for the best business books available.

    With the new BBS iPhone app, executives are able to access the most current business thought from anywhere via their Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Available free from the iTunes App Store, Business Book Summaries iPhone app offers easy authentication for users via their BBS profile.

    Features included with the new app include a book carousel home page and the ability to browse by category, new book summaries or summaries available in Audio. The app also provides an option to download PDFs and Audio to the user’s device for offline viewing—allowing users to view the content at time better for them.

    Business Book Summaries is a database providing concise summaries of the leading business books. Designed to help executives acquire business knowledge faster, BBS includes a library of more than 750 book summaries with more than 60 new titles added annually. For each book, experts create 300-word, 650-word, and 4,500-word summaries that present the author’s ideas in a condensed form.

    Business Book Summaries provides summaries of the top business books containing the most current business thought. Additional corporate learning solutions offered by EBSCO Publishing include Corporate Learning Watch™, Learning Centers™, Competency Center™ and Employee Training Center™.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database and eBook aggregator serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. 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

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    September 27th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Corpus Christi Public Libraries Go Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Corpus Christi Public Libraries of Corpus Christi, TX. are now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Library's Koha installation went live in late August with very positive results, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support services for them. The Corpus Christi Public Libraries are made up of six branches and nine public high school libraries.

    The library serves an immediate population of approximately 280,000 people. The size of the library collection includes over 412,000 items including, compact discs, CD-ROMS, books-on-CD, videocassettes, audiocassettes, large print books, electronic books, and over 600 magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Their customized online catalog can be found at:

    Alex Hatley, Technical Specialist for the Corpus Christi Libraries commented on their decision to implement Koha with ByWater Solutions:

    "I would say that ByWater Solutions really cares about their customers. After 25 years with our previous ILS vendors, our staff felt as if they did not care about us anymore; we were just a customer number. The staff at ByWater are great. They have given us great customer support with a personal touch that makes us feel like we matter, and have given us fast responses to our outstanding issues."

    He continues; "Many of the issues we encountered with our previous vendor were still not resolved after years of waiting. In addition, the staff at ByWater are very honest regarding Koha's functionality, and that honesty is very refreshing. Overall, many of the staff and I are very pleased with them. It was the right choice to move from a big proprietary system to an open source solution."

    About the Corpus Christi Public Library:

    Corpus Christi Public Libraries serves residents of the city through its La Retama Central Library and five branches. It is also a Major Resource Center, one of the ten in the state, and headquarters South Texas Library System and Inter Library Loan. The library is home to LINCC, Library Information Network of Corpus Christi, which supports a wide area network for city libraries and nine public high school libraries. The library actively seeks partnerships and affiliations with complementary organizations and programs. 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, top ranked 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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    September 27th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share
    information among those interested in the intersection of libraries,
    technology, and the future.

    We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 16th issue.
    Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
    To be included in the 16th issue, which is scheduled for publication
    in late January, 2012, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
    by Friday, October 28, 2011.  When submitting, please include the title
    or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome
    submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission
    of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including
     how they were done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies

    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the
    barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality,
    they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the
    middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed
    journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code
    samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit
    C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 14 issues
    published on our website:

    Remember, for consideration for the 16th issue, please send proposals,
    abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
    Friday, October 28, 2011.

    Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.