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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.