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    July 13th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) joins a growing number of journals and publishers in implementing the Almetric badge on its article pages. Altmetric provides a means of capturing and tracking the online conversations generated by scholarly articles. The informal impact of scholarship, particularly within librarianship, is overlooked by formal measures like citation counts; the Altmetric score looks at tweets, blog posts, citation managers and other online sources that indicate interest in each article.

    The first issue of JLSC was published in May 2012. As an open access journal, JLSC provides a shared intellectual space for scholarly communication librarians, institutional repository managers, library publishing managers, digital archivists, digital data managers and related professionals.

    The editorial team at JLSC is committed to not only publishing work about changes in scholarly communication, but also to actively experimenting with new tools and services like Almetric that bring clarity and context to scholarly publishing and digital scholarship.

    For more information about JLSC, visit

    For more information about Altmetric, visit


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    July 13th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, July 12, 2012 LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) announce the production release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0. All WALDO member libraries will undergo production upgrades over the next few weeks.

    LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 provides the basic platform for true authority control in the application. Authorized fields on bibliographic records are now controlled by their ruling authority record. Edits or updates to the authority record are now globally updated throughout the database. MARC authority rules are in place for creation and use of authority records. Subfield 0 of the authorized field in a bibliographic record is now used properly for linking back to the authority record controlling the field. Coupled with the Authority Record import functionality from version 4.8, library staff can now update machine-generated authority records with valid authority records as part of their workflow.

    LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 provides initial RDA support for the content, media, and carrier data fields. Additions to existing indexes make access to this RDA data available to researchers through OPAC and staff searching. RDA support will continue to expand under the guidance of the WALDO member Technical Services staffs.

    LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 also expands on a few existing features, including:
    • expansion of local XSLT control to include holdings information
    • more efficient tracking of ‘Lost’ items on patron records
    • expansion of partial fines support which lets staff select where the partial payment is applied
    • expansion of Course Reserves to allow staff to retain a course list during ‘off’semesters

    As with earlier releases, all new functionality in all of LibLime Academic Koha continues to run in the Plack environment for increased performance.

    About WALDO
    Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO) is a membership organization supporting the procurement & administration of electronic information services for libraries since 1982. Supporting over 900 member libraries, WALDO offers consortial discounts for over 5,000 products and services. For more information, please visit or contact Robert Karen at 866-576-6051 ext. 1 or Other advantages of choosing a LibLime solution through the WALDO consortium include volume discounts, standard contracts, consolidated renewals and invoicing and centralized billing. Participation in the LibLime discounts through WALDO is available to all WALDO full, associate and limited members.

    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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    July 13th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Duluth, GA — July 12, 2012

    Chicago is Equinox Software’s kind of town. The company will make its first Special Library Association Conference appearance as exhibitors at booth #269 for the 2012 meeting.

    According to Grace Dunbar, Equinox Vice President, "This is an exciting opportunity for us because SLA attendees are very tech savvy. We recognize that special libraries have specific needs for their ILS and are looking forward to showing them how flexible and cost effective open source options can be."

    The SLA conference exhibit hall hours are 11 AM – 5 PM on July 15, 10 AM -5 PM on July 16 and 9 AM – 3PM on July 17. Equinox representatives will be available answer questions, help attendees test drive the new features in the latest Evergreen and Koha releases, and provide a preview of the FulfILLment project.

    About Equinox Software, Inc.

    Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a leader in open source solutions for libraries. Their goal is to engage and support a rapidly growing open source community while assisting libraries in moving away from expensive proprietary vendors and products.

    For more information on Equinox Software, please visit

    About Evergreen

    Evergreen is a robust, open-source integrated library system best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia. However, it has also proven equally successful scaled down for even the smallest libraries. Evergreen now supports over 1,200 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 31 U.S. states, and 8 Canadian provinces.

    For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

    About Koha

    Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development service.

    For more information on Koha, please visit

    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571