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    October 12th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD – September 22, 2011 – Memphis College of Art, in Memphis, Tennessee, has successfully implemented Koha with LibLime as their next generation, open source ILS. Library Director, Leslie Holland and her staff choose LibLime Academic Koha because of its rich functionality, designed by academic librarians, for academic librarians, and is eager to begin working with those academic librarians to continue development on LibLime Academic Koha.

    "The Memphis College of Art has experienced unprecedented growth within both the student body and the physical campus over the last few years. The Library needed an ILS that would accommodate our addition of a resource center, be compatible and evolve with current technology, and offer more features. We were struggling with an unstable platform and needed to make a transition within a matter of weeks lest our previous system refuse to be revived that 'one last time'. LibLime was able to transition us quickly and smoothly, and now we can all rest easier knowing our library data is safe."

    About Memphis College of Art
    Founded in 1936, Memphis College of Art is a professional center of art and design education, dedicated to preparing individuals for lives of creating, problem solving and critical thinking. MCA offers state of the art facilities, excellent faculty, interdisciplinary programs and cutting edge exhibitions to the public and those pursuing BFA, MFA, MAT and MAArtEd degrees. It is one of only four independent, regionally and nationally accredited art colleges in the south and is the only one to offer graduate degrees. Memphis College of Art is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.

    About LibLime, a division of 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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    October 12th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Ergonomics Abstracts—Providing Indexing on Key Content Related to Ergonomics and Human Factors—to be Available on EBSCOhost®~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 11, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has acquired Ergonomics Abstracts™ from Taylor & Francis. The database is focused on ergonomics and human factors. Ergonomics Abstracts provides indexing for eBooks, journal articles and reference works in a variety of fields that will be of value to academic libraries and research institutes as well as ergonomists, health and safety specialists, allied health, design professional and others.

    Ergonomics Abstracts includes abstracts of articles from more than 400 leading journals plus book chapters and conference proceedings, and currently includes more than 135,000 online records covering more than 25 years of ergonomics research. Ergonomics Abstracts provides essential information for ergonomists, health and safety specialists, human factors engineers, human computer interaction specialists, designers, systems analysts, industrial engineers, occupational psychologists and occupational and physical therapists.

    In addition to mainstream ergonomics, Ergonomics Abstracts provides content from psychology, physiology, biomechanics, job design, human-computer interaction, safety science, human engineering, medicine, occupational health, sport and transport. Specific content includes the following areas:

    • General ergonomics
    • Human characteristics
    • Performance related factors
    • Methods and techniques
    • Information presentation and communication
    • Display and control design
    • Workplace and equipment design
    • Environment
    • System characteristics
    • Work design and organization
    • Health and safety
    • Social and economic impact of the system
    • Methods and techniques

    Dr. David Green, Global Journals Publishing Director for Taylor & Francis Group says, “Taylor & Francis are delighted to have found such a good home for Ergonomics Abstracts. There is a logic in this arrangement which will guarantee a bright digital future for this online service. It was a singleton STM A&I service in our portfolio, and we are sure that EBSCO Publishing will be able to take it to the next level of functionality with the depth and spread of their secondary publishing and the functionality of their platform. We wish this publication every success.”

    EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says the acquisition of Ergonomics Abstracts is another way to continue to support the needs of libraries and expand access to information. “This database provides coverage for a variety of subject areas that are only gaining in importance. Providing this resource on EBSCOhost® further brings this important content to researchers.” Ergonomics Abstracts will migrate to the EBSCOhost platform by the end of the calendar year.

    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.

    About Taylor & Francis Group
    Taylor & Francis Group collaborates with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology. From our network of offices in Oxford, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    EBSCO Publishing
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594