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    November 30th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Wolper Subscription Services Named to EContent Magazine’s 2011-2012 EContent 100 List

    Easton, PA – (Nov 30, 2011) – Wolper Subscription Services, Inc., a leading provider of subscription and information management services, today announced it has been named to the EContent 100, a list of “companies that matter most in the digital content industry.” EContent Magazine has been compiling the prestigious list annually since 2001. This is the first year Wolper has been included.

    The EContent 100 is selected by a panel that includes editors of EContent and its sister publication, Information Today. Wolper was chosen in the Content Commerce category, which recognizes solutions that enable the buying and selling of digital content.

    “There are plenty of changes afoot on this year’s list,” said Theresa Cramer, Editor, EContent, “including some new categories, which is a response to our changing world. One thing remains the same, the companies that grease the wheels of content commerce are as important as ever, allowing publishers and content creators to monetize their hard work.”

    This marks the second recent accolade for Wolper and its cloud-based account management system, WOLPERweb®, which was the first implementation of its kind in the subscription management field when it debuted in 2001. Last month, Wolper was named a finalist by KM World Magazine for the 2011 KM Promise Award, which recognizes those organizations whose innovations in knowledge management actually deliver on the promise.

    "We are very honored to be selected by EContent Magazine for the top 100 list," said Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Subscription Services. "As a company, we are driven to stay ahead of the curve and offer the very best solutions to our customers. Through the years, we’ve been known for our soft skills – our customer service. But over the past decade, we’ve strived to excel on the technology side as well. We’ve had overwhelming positive feedback. And I am gratified to see that the feedback has reached the judges at EContent Magazine."

    Fellow EContent 100 award recipients include Apple, Google and Amazon, as well as leaders in the digital publishing and social media movements. The complete list of the 2011-2012 EContent 100 recipients are available in the December issue of EContent Magazine and online at

    About Wolper
    Wolper Subscription Services, Inc. is a one-stop information management resource and the only 100% woman-owned business in the field. For 35+ years, the company has been providing selection, service and savings to corporate, academic, medical, government, public and consortia customers. Wolper’s High Tech, High Touch® approach delivers the perfect combination of next-generation technology and time-proven, personalized service. Besides serials, Wolper also handles books, e-books, site licenses, ERM and other information solutions, both print and electronic. Wolper belongs to various industry organizations and holds multiple diversity supplier certifications.

    About EContent
    EContent is a leading authority on the businesses of digital publishing, media, and marketing, targeting executives and decision-makers in these fast-changing markets. By covering the latest tools, strategies, and thought-leaders in the digital content ecosystem, EContent magazine and keep professionals ahead of the curve in order to maximize their investment in digital content strategies while building sustainable, profitable business models.

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    November 30th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Equinox Software Announces Building Purchase and Move


    Norcross, GA —November 30, 2011

    Equinox Software is excited to announce that the company has purchased a new office building and will be relocating to 3850 Peachtree Industrial

    Boulevard in Duluth, GA. Moving day is currently set for Saturday, December 3rd with all operations expected to be up and running on Monday, December


    No disruption to Equinox's support services will occur during the move. Customers will be able to contact Equinox's support team, as normal, via

    phone, email, and our support portal.

    Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, says, "In this time of uncertainty, libraries and their communities are looking for ways to spend less while

    retaining the same quality of services. Many are seeing the advantages of open source solutions, and as a result, our growth has been tremendous. Equinox

    remains employee-owned, with no venture capital or outside investors. The purchase of an office building is a huge step for us and is a testament to

    Equinox's financial stability, as well as the viability of open source solutions. We're all looking forward to moving into our new digs."

    During the past four years at their current Norcross location, Equinox has tripled in size and twice expanded their office space, taking over both of

    the adjoining suites. The new office will have almost double the square footage of the current office, as well as a full shipping dock and warehouse area

    for the storage of trade show equipment. There is also ample, comfortable space for meetings and training.

    >About Equinox Software, Inc.

    Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide services for

    Evergreen and Koha. These services include software development, consulting, training, legacy data migration, 24x7 technical support, and system hosting.

    Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding open source community.

    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

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

    Evergreen and Koha are 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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    November 29th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ New App for Android Devices Allows Library Users to Search Premium EBSCOhost® Content ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — November 29, 2011 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released an EBSCOhost® Android app ensuring that Android device users can quickly and easily take full advantage of their premium EBSCOhost database content from wherever they happen to be. The Android app is the latest option in EBSCO’s mobile access technology –providing flexible access options for all popular mobile devices and the same user-friendly and easy-to-use search experience that is available when logging in to EBSCO's library resources online.

    Available as a free download from the Android Market, the EBSCOhost Android app allows users to search premium EBSCOhost database content while utilizing existing EBSCOhost features — bringing the most popular and useful functionality to researchers. These features include choosing which database to search, limiting to full text, date ranges, peer-reviewed content or by publication, and searching a library’s catalog.

    Additional features include the ability to view content in visual landscape mode and the option to save articles and PDF full text content on the device for offline viewing. The app can be used on devices running Android v. 2.1 or later.

    EBSCO’s mobile technology began with the success of EBSCOhost® Mobile, a website application designed for Internet capable mobile devices including smartphones. In Spring 2011 EBSCO released an iPhone app providing a quick and convenient way for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad users to access quality content via EBSCOhost.

    EBSCO also offers mobile apps for DynaMed™ a point-of-care resource, and iPhone apps for Business Book Summaries™, a resource that provides comprehensive summaries of the best business books, and Nursing Reference Center™.

    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

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    November 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Bethesda, MD, November 15, 2011 Valentine Independent School District (ISD), of Valentine Texas, has chosen LibLime Koha. Valentine ISD has selected LibLime as their vendor of choice to implement and support LibLime Koha, as their next generation, open development, Integrated Library System (ILS). The School District explored a variety of free and openly available ILS solutions and after extensive research, decided upon the LibLime Koha flavor, as it is the most feature rich and well-supported open development ILS available.
    Margaret Matthews, Big Bend Library Services Director says "Valentine ISD, located in far southwest Texas, is a very small financially strapped rural public school that has a great little library except it has never been automated. It has survived without an OPAC and circulation program until now. We have found LibLime Koha and the School District is extremely excited to have LibLime Koha so we can teach our students and faculty how to access books other than just hunting through the shelves and hoping to find resources they need. Our students will finally be prepared to go to larger communities, colleges or universities and be able to research and be equal with other students."

    About Valentine Independent School District
    The Valentine Independent School District serves the community of Valentine, Texas in southwest Texas. Valentine ISD provides class from pre-Kindergarten through grade twelve.

    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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    November 22nd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Ed Veal as Development Support Specialist

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company is proud to welcome Ed Veal as Development Support Specialist. Ed will be assisting in the support of the 400 plus libraries being supported by ByWater nationwide, as well as taking part in ByWater's OPAC customization projects.

    Ed has spent the last 16 years serving libraries, both public and academic, technical and non-technical. He started his career within the Lubbock Public library circulation dept. and transitioned to serve as their SirsiDynix Unicorn (Symphony) systems administrator, a position he held for 10 years. Ed then moved to the Texas Tech University Libraries to supervise the staff IT Support desk.

    Ed commented on his recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team;

    "As a patron of libraries my whole life and a library staff member and library technologist for the past 16 years it is my view that libraries best thrive in an open community. The “open source” community embodies this spirit. I first met Brendan and Nate at KohaCon09 a few years ago and I immediately became a fan of them and ByWater Solutions. They have taken the “community is the foundation” philosophy of “open source” and used it as the solid foundation for ByWater Solutions, creating the environment that I had shrived to be part of for so long."

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater Solutions stated: “We are really excited to have Ed on-board with the ByWater Solutions team! Having Ed help to beautify our customer's OPACs as well as use his skills to assist in any support issues that arise will be of great value to both ByWater and all of our partners. Welcome aboard Ed!"

    About ByWater Solutions:
    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 such as Koha and Evergreen. 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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