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    December 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Dec. 22, 2011 – Whether helping cancer patients find accurate information or caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients overcome a sense of isolation, Ann Duesing has spent 16 years connecting Southwest Virginia residents with information to help them live healthier lives.

    Her dedication and her ability to build partnerships with community groups helped Duesing, outreach librarian for Southwest Virginia with the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, win the National Library of Medicine Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. The award is given annually to honor a health sciences librarian assisting an underserved community.

    Making healthcare information easier to access
    Based at UVA’s College at Wise, Duesing sees her role as helping residents overcome barriers – whether geographic, financial or informational – to get the knowledge and care they need. “There’s such a need for access to healthcare and information about healthcare,” she says.

    Duesing has helped expand access by combining her deep commitment to the region with an ability to foster collaboration. “She has the ability to develop positive, long-lasting relationships in the community and with community leaders,” says Gretchen Arnold, associate dean and director of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

    The leader of one community group that frequently partners with Duesing says her tireless work ethic and inclusiveness make it easy to team with her.

    “Other people enjoy working with Ann because she includes everyone, treats everyone with equal respect, never takes herself too seriously and is lots of fun,” says Marilyn Pace Maxwell, executive director of Mountain Empire Older Citizens (MEOC). “She is generous with her time and generous in her relationships with others. People respond positively to her generosity of spirit.”

    Efforts have benefited Alzheimer’s, cancer patients
    She has played a key role in several major health initiatives, including:
    • TechWorld: A partnership that includes MEOC and local public schools, the program uses student volunteers from area high schools to teach computer skills to caregivers for patients with Alzheimer’s and other conditions. The program helps caregivers, many of whom provide around-the-clock care, to access health information and other resources, such as support groups.
    • Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center: Through a partnership with MEOC, the center helps residents access online information about cancer and cancer treatments and also provides gas cards and food to patients who travel to receive cancer treatment. Duesing helped secure a grant for a touch screen computer and printer to provide cancer information updated monthly.
    • Healthy Appalachia Institute: Duesing is a faculty member at the institute, charged with helping leaders of health projects access information to help them in their work.

    “She has touched an endless number of people and her influence continues to be far-reaching and substantial,” Maxwell wrote in her letter nominating Duesing for the award.

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    December 23rd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    December 23, 2011

    ASHTABULA--Inspired by the year of protest that began in North Africa and reached the US as the Occupy movement, the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions purchased a block of shortwave airtime to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act which could radically break the Internet as it is currently understood.

    "This past year has shown how a media strategy encompassing the use of multiple platforms is the best way to survive. As evidenced by the Internet blackouts seen in North Africa at the start of this year, the network of networks known as the Information Superhighway seems to be riddled with potholes. With the Stop Online Piracy Act potentially having a chilling effect on the part of our planet's knowledge ecology known as the Internet, it is prudent to look at alternatives. WBCQ is rather firmly committed to the freedom of speech and is an excellent platform for our New Year's Eve Special." Head Writer Stephen Michael Kellat said.

    A special release of the podcast LISTen: An Program as well as our debut on this alternative media platform will take place on New Year's Eve 2011.

    The broadcast will last one hour and will air on WBCQ, a shortwave radio station based in the Maine community of Monticello. Shortwave listeners can tune to the station at 5,110 kHz on December 31st at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (11 PM Coordinated Universal Time) to hear the program. The broadcast will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License to encourage recording off the air and mirroring. A podcast release will be made via only after the transmission concludes via WBCQ. Primary station coverage includes the eastern seaboard of North America, North Africa, and Western Europe.

    Shortwave radios are available from a variety of consumer electronics retailers to allow one to hear the special over-the-air. Receptions reports via e-mail will be sought and should be sent to


    For more information please contact the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions via e-mail at

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    December 22nd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 22 December 2011

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is proud to announce the release of, the brand new resource center for study and research. provides the academic user access to Brill’s wide collection of e-books, online journals, online reference works and online bibliographies. At launch contains more than 800,000 documents.

    This week, Brill is launching, the next generation online resource center for students, researchers and teachers in academia. BrillOnline aims to offer these users the best of today’s functionality and features in online publishing. In order to generate the optimal user experience, the content is clustered according to its nature and to the functionality required and presented on three platforms:

    - for electronic books and journals:;
    - for online reference works:;
    - for online bibliographies:

    With over 800,000 documents is among the richest scholarly sources of its kind. At launch BrillOnline contains 110,000 journal articles, 40,000 e-book chapters, 150,000 reference articles, and 510,000 bibliographic entries. New product and more content will be added continuously.

    BrillOnline features excellent browsing and searching tools, and essential personal tools for saving, alerting, sharing, and exporting. BrillOnline is compliant with current industry standards such as OpenUrl, DOI, Athens, Shibboleth, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc. It offers an automated permission service (CCC’s RightsLink) and indispensable admin tools for library administrators. BrillOnline will be kept up-to-date to keep track of vital new developments in scholarly communications.

    The platforms gradually replace Brill’s current online services on IngentaConnect,, and In the coming period Brill will support its customers worldwide through the transition. will run parallel with the online services that are being replaced until all the necessary adjustments are made.

    More information
    For questions and more information about this media alert, please contact Sam Bruinsma, Brill’s Vice President Business Development (+31 715353 517 or For questions about customer migration to, please contact

    About BRILL
    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 170 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

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    December 22nd, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Gale, a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses and part of Cengage Learning. Gale is inviting librarians to submit for two opportunities to attend the 2012 Public Library Association annual conference in Philadelphia. In partnership with WebJunction, Gale will be providing travel, lodging registration and all related expenses for library staff (serving populations of 50 thousand or less) to attend the PLA conference next March. Libraries can apply for the scholarship online by submitting a short essay answering one of two questions:

    • How will attending PLA help me or my library bridge the digital divide for our patrons?
    • How will attending PLA help me increase innovative or unique advocacy efforts to demonstrate value in my community?

    Applications are due by January 18, 2012. Librarians can enter online here - I was hoping you could include this information in the next LIS News email to let small libraries know about this opportunity.

    In addition, Gale will soon be offering special training, services, discounted resources, and product feedback opportunities for small and rural public librarians as part of the Small Library Support Program. Please visit to learn more.

    Additional information on this program will be available in the coming months.

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    December 20th, 2011LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Content in The Teratogen Information System (TERIS) and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents Helps Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Professionals Manage Reproductive Risks in the Workplace ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 20, 2011 — Expert Publishing (ExPub), a division of EBSCO Publishing is expanding its collection of chemical hazard data with the addition of The Teratogen Information System (TERIS) and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents. ExPub is the premier provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community. ExPub databases provide access to millions of documents containing comprehensive human and/or environmental hazard data needed to manage the impact of chemicals in the workplace or on the environment.

    The Teratogen Information System (TERIS)
    Designed to assist physicians or other health and safety professionals, TERIS helps assess the risks of possible teratogenic exposures in pregnant women. The database consists of a series of agent summaries, each of which is based on a thorough review of published clinical and experimental literature. Each summary includes a risk assessment derived by consensus of an Advisory Board comprising nationally-recognized authorities in clinical teratology.

    Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents
    Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents is an essential database for geneticists, teratologists, pharmacologists, and other health and safety professionals. It presents information on more than 3,200 teratogenic agents, covering pharmaceuticals, chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives, household products, viruses, genes, and maternal conditions.
    These two collections are being added to ExPub’s ReproEXPERT™ and Chemical Hazard Information Library™ (CHIL) databases. ReproEXPERT provides human reproductive risk data for EH&S professionals responsible for managing reproductive hazards in the workplace. CHIL on EBSCOhost is the premier academic resource for up-to-date toxicology and chemical hazard information.
    Matt Timberlake, Director of Product Management for ExPub says the need for reproductive toxicology content is increasingly in demand. “Regulations in the United States, Europe and other countries are now requiring more reproductive hazard information. The need for this type of information is definitely increasing and as databases like these become available, EH&S professionals can make even better decisions.”

    The content from TERIS and Shepard’s Catalog of Teratogenic Agents, teamed with the ReproEXPERT content, which includes REPROTOX®, means that ExPub now has the three most highly regarded reproductive toxicology databases in one place.

    For additional information on ExPub databases go to:

    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 and more than 300,000 eBooks 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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