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    February 28th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ New Content Combines with a New Interface Feature to Provide Detailed Company Information for More Than 1.1 Million of the World’s Largest Public and Private Companies ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 28, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing has added detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies, along with the addition of a Company View™ feature to Business Source® Complete. The new Company View feature provides robust company information with well-organized links to business articles, profiles and news stories.

    Company View offers a “home page” for each company, including expanded information, as well as a more robust user experience. Users can quickly find information on more than 1.1 million public and private companies, including parents and subsidiaries, key contacts, annual sales revenue, net profit, number of employees, line of business(es), etc., as well as high profile links to detailed company profiles, SWOT analyses, etc. as well as relational information such as industry and market reports.

    The additional information included in the Company View feature adds content in context to the world’s definitive scholarly business database. Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including management, marketing, MIS, POM, accounting and finance.

    Business Source Complete provides the leading collection of bibliographic and full-text content covering all disciplines of business. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business-related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals, trade publications and top management journals dating back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, Business Source Complete contains searchable cited references for more than 1,300 journals, as well as detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database.

    More information is available at:

    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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    February 28th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Washoe County Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the US’s forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that Washoe County Library System of Reno, NV is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Library’s Koha installation went live in early January, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them. The Washoe County Library System has a collection of over 420,000 items.

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO welcomes Washoe County Library System to the ByWater family:

    “I have had the pleasure of visiting the Washoe County Library System in person and meeting the staff of the library made me remember why I love working with librarians and teaching them about Koha. I’m excited to get to work more with them as partners in supporting and improving the Koha Open Source ILS.”

    Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian commented on their new Koha installation:

    “Washoe County Library System is very excited about joining the Koha Community.  We have researched Koha and followed it’s active members for the last two years. We have already received many compliments from our patrons on our new OPAC. They can easily discover all of the resources the Library has to offer.”

    About Washoe County Library System:

    The Washoe County Library System is a cultural center, offering lifelong learning enrichment opportunities through access to ideas, information and the arts. The Library System has a collection of over 420,000 items. For more information about the Washoe County Library System, 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, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. 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: