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    March 6th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Subscription eBook Collection Provides Access to Nearly 70,000 eBook Titles ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. —March 6, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first subscription eBook collection. eBook Academic Subscription Collection™ supplies full-text eBooks covering a broad spectrum of academic subjects from business to science and engineering to the humanities. Nearly 70,000 titles are included in eBook Academic Subscription Collection.

    eBook Academic Subscription Collection is offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited access to the content. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. As with all eBooks available from EBSCO, eBook Academic Subscription Collection will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. Users will be able to search the collection on its own or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases.

    EBSCO Publishing’s Senior Director of eBook Products, Ken Breen, says libraries can use eBook Academic Subscription Collection as the foundation of a comprehensive eBook offering. “Users gravitate towards online resources more and more each day. By introducing a large subscription offering, EBSCO’s goal is to provide librarians with a foundation on which to build out their collections.” Libraries can build upon that foundation by selecting Subject Sets, Featured Collections, Custom Collections, and unique title-by-title purchases from eBooks on EBSCOhost® to tailor their library’s overall eBook collection.

    Annual subscription is the latest way EBSCO enables libraries to add eBooks to their collection. Libraries are able to purchase titles to add to their permanent collection. Forthcoming options include the ability to make titles available via Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA), to be purchased only if/when users need them and to lease titles libraries only need for a short time. More information about eBooks on EBSCOhost 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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    March 6th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Walla Walla Public Library 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 the Walla Walla Public Library of Walla Walla, WA is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    Walla Walla Public Library has a collection of over 115,000 items and performs over 300,000 circulations annually. The Library’s Koha installation went live in mid January, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO welcomes our newest partner:

    "We're always happy to welcome partners who are excited about being a part of the open source community. I welcome the Walla Walla Public Library as one of our partners and can't wait to work with them on improving Koha."

    Jane Ternes, Library Specialist commented on their migration to Koha with ByWater:

    "We are pleased to join the ByWater Solutions team. We are happy to use the community supported version of Koha, are excited about our improved and consistent speed and are busy exploring some of the new features including the ability to merge bib records in the catalog."

    About Walla Walla Public Library:

    In 1905, the Walla Walla Public Library opened the doors of a new building built by funding from Andrew Carnegie. The Library outgrew the Carnegie Building and moved into its present location in 1970. Since that time, the Library has continued to grow. In 2006, a Children's addition was completed. Today the Library circulates over 300,000 items annually, including books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. For more information about the Walla Walla Public Library, 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:

    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: