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    April 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO helps four emerging health sciences information professionals attend the MLA Annual Meeting

    Birmingham, Ala. — April 30, 2012 — The Medical Library Association (MLA) has awarded grants sponsored by EBSCO to four librarians to assist with travel and conference-related expenses to attend the MLA Annual Meeting in Seattle, May 18–23, 2012. The awards of $1,000 each are presented annually to librarians who are early in their careers and currently employed in a health sciences library.

    This year’s recipients are:
    • Aleta C. Embrey, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Washington, D.C.
    • Aleshia C. Heckel, Herman M. Baker, MD Memorial Library, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Evansville, Ind.
    • Alisha H. Miles, Simon Schwob Medical Library, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Columbus, Ga.
    • Jennifer S. Walker, Laupus Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

    These librarians will be recognized at an awards luncheon that will be held on May 21, 2012, during the MLA Annual Meeting. They will join more than 2,000 fellow health information professionals at this year’s meeting, which provides an opportunity for health sciences librarians to present and discuss paper, posters, applied research, and important issues related to health sciences information management.

    To be considered for the award, applicants must be currently employed in a health sciences library and have two to five years of experience. Each candidate must complete an application form and write a short essay answering the question: “What do you expect to gain professionally and/or personally by attending the MLA Annual Meeting?”

    Essays are judged by five MLA members, all of whom are appointed by the president of MLA. This year’s jury was chaired by Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, Remington College of Nursing, Lake Mary, Fla., and included Janice Cox, Indiana University School of Dentistry Library, Indianapolis; Beth Hill, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Wash.; Katherine Rickett, Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.; Jean Siebert, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WVa.; Michelle L. Zafron, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

    Additional information about the grant and application process for is on the MLA website:

    About MLA
    Founded in 1898, the Medical Library Association (MLA) is a nonprofit, educational organization of more than 1,100 institutions and 3,600 individual members in the health sciences information field. MLA is committed to educating health information professionals, supporting health information research, promoting access to the world’s health sciences information, and working to ensure that the best health information is available to all.

    About EBSCO
    Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information intermediary, providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing high-quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, e-books, and more. Now more than ever, libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently. EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive “e” discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

    EBSCO serves clients in more than 200 countries through our 30 offices worldwide and has more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO’s products and services, visit

    For more information, please contact:
    Rossi Morris | Media Relations Coordinator | EBSCO
    P: 205-980-3885

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    April 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Lane Library at Ripon College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha ( support, announced today that the Lane Library at Ripon College is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    The Lane Library at Ripon College houses approximately 185,000 items and their customized catalog can be viewed at:

    Carl Ziebell, Technical Services Librarian and Andrew Prellwitz, User Services Librarian and Lane Library Chair, had this to say about their decision to choose Koha with support from ByWater Solutions:

    “Lane Library at Ripon College made the decision to switch to Koha hosted by ByWater Solutions in 2011, because we felt that it was a good philosophical match with Ripon’s DIY ethic. Koha provides the flexibility the library staff needs and the web 2.0 tools students desire. The updated interface has impressed our students, faculty and staff alike and continues to improve due to the flexibility of open source. We’re excited to be a part of the Koha community and we look forward to the many developments to come.”

    About Ripon College:

    Ripon College is a liberal arts and sciences college located in the small city of Ripon, Wisconsin. Founded in 1851, Ripon is a blend of tradition and innovation. Small-group seminars are held in beautiful century-old buildings with windows that look across our lovely tree-shaded campus. Our students, numbering about 1,100, come from most of the states and from countries around the world. We offer a wide variety of residences, from traditional residence halls to apartment-style living, and more than 90% of our students choose to live on campus. Ripon students participate in more than 70 campus organizations, and they compete in 23 varsity sports. They study off-campus, too, taking part in research programs, internships, and study abroad.For more information about the Ripon College, 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:

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    April 27th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, April 26, 2012. The Sump Memorial Library in Papillion, Nebraska has joined the Pioneer consortium in using LibLime Koha for all collection and patron management services. The Sump Memorial Library staff worked with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy Follett ILS system.

    About the Sump Memorial Library
    The city of Papillion first began providing library services to its citizens in 1921. The Sump Memorial Library provides access to materials and services to help community residents meet their personal, educational, and leisure needs. The library serves as the technology and information access center for the community. Special emphasis is placed on popular materials, supporting students at the kindergarten through high school academic levels and stimulating preschoolers’ interests in reading and learning.

    About the Pioneer Consortium
    The Pioneer Consortium continues to expand the members in the LibLime Koha union catalog. The successes of the early members of the consortium are noticed by more and more libraries around the state and the consortium membership continues to grow. One of the main attractions is access to the LibLime Koha union catalog.

    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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    April 26th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Modules Designed to Support Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists with Their Continuing Education ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 26, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has added continuing education (CE) modules to Rehabilitation Reference Center™ (RRC), an evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. Nineteen continuing education modules are currently included in Rehabilitation Reference Center and there are plans to increase that number over time.

    The CE modules are designed to assist physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists satisfy their CE credits online. Each CE module consists of course material, an interactive review and a competency test with a certificate of successful completion. The modules can be accessed by clicking on the “New Continuing Education Modules” link in the Spotlight section of RRC.
    CINAHL Information Systems, a division of EBSCO Publishing, has obtained accreditation for the physical therapy courses from the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy and the Florida State Board of Physical Therapy. In addition, twenty-four states recognize accreditation in other states, so these courses can also be received by the licensure board for continuing education purposes in these states: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
    EBSCO plans to seek accreditation in other states where continuing education for physical therapists is required.
    CINAHL Information Systems is an accredited continuing education provider, from IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training). The accrediting bodies for occupational therapy and speech therapy, AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) and ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) respectively, accept continuing education from IACET providers. Thus occupational therapists and speech therapists across the United States, can take these CEs for supporting their licensure.
    For more information about Rehabilitation Reference Center and EBSCO’s other point-of-care resources please go to:

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database and e-book aggregator, offering a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    April 26th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~Convenient Collection Management Options and E-book Content
    in Key Subject Areas Now Available~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 26, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment to enhancing the quality of the e-book user experience while simplifying collection development with the release of 39 new e-book Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their e-book collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.

    The latest e-book Subject Set releases span key collection areas, including arts & humanities, business & economics, career & education, health & medical, personal growth & how-to, science & technology and social sciences. In response to increased demand from libraries, EBSCO has augmented its offerings in career & education, business & economics and health & medical titles, while enhancing and expanding content in the key areas most sought after by library users.

    The 39 new Subject Sets now available include:

    • Accounting
    • Aging & Gerontology
    • Allied Health
    • American Contemporary Issues
    • Biology & Life Science
    • Business
    • Career Choice
    • Career Improvement & Professional Development
    • Communication and Mass Media Collection
    • Community College Companion Collection
    • Criminal Justice Collection
    • Dentistry & Oral Sciences
    • Disaster Management
    • Diseases & Conditions
    • Earth Sciences Collection
    • Economics Collection
    • Education Collection
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Environment Collection
    • Finance
    • Green Business
    • Humanities Collection
    • Leadership & Management
    • Literary Criticism
    • Natural & Alternative Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Pediatrics
    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Philosophy Collection
    • Race & Ethnicity
    eBook Subject Sets are convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet libraries’ needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCO’s Collection Development Team of librarians uses tailored knowledge to create collections and Subject Sets for libraries. To date, EBSCO has created a total of 163 eBook subject sets—representing more than 2,500 titles. All Subject Sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past two years, and have no title duplication among current or past Subject Set offerings.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost
    eBooks on EBSCOhost offers nearly 300,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. EBSCO has recently released EBSCOhost Collection Manager, a collection management tool that allows users to search, browse, build lists, and order e-books quickly and easily. 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 e-books. The company provides more than 350 databases and nearly 300,000 e-books. 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 Manager
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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