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    August 31st, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) -- 31 August 2012

    Academic publisher Brill announces the migration to as the new domain for the corporate website and the employees’ email addresses. As of this week, will replace the previous domain In its 330th year, Brill’s headquarters are still based in the Netherlands, but the new domain more accurately conveys the company’s long standing tradition as an international publisher. “Moving to a .com domain is an adequate reflection of Brill’s global scope and ambitions,” says Herman A. Pabbruwe, CEO of Brill. Existing URLs and email addresses with the old domain will continue to be redirected indefinitely.

    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, Classical Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, contemporary History and History of War studies, Biblical and Religious Studies, Slavic Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, Human Rights and Public International Law. With offices in Leiden and Boston, BRILL today publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. All publications are available in both print and electronic form. BRILL also markets a large number of research collections and databases with primary source material. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. BRILL is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

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    August 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Publishing Enhances Teacher Resources with Expanded Curriculum Standards
    ~ Access to State-Specific and Canadian Educational Requirements Through
    EBSCO Publishing’s K-8 Electronic Databases ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — August 30, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its commitment as a partner for schools and school libraries by announcing the enhancement of the Curriculum Standards feature available through many of its popular K-8 interfaces and databases. EBSCO’s Curriculum Standards module, powered by Academic Benchmarks, has been expanded to include:
    • Common Core for mathematics and language arts
    • Canadian standards
    • New and updated standards from U.S. states
    Improvements to the module also include an update to search strings associated with benchmark levels, better guiding users to the most direct words or phrases needed to retrieve appropriate educational material.
    Designed to assist teachers in crafting targeted lessons, the Curriculum Standards module contains more than 1,050 standards aligned to the curriculum of U.S. states, the U.S. Common Core State Standards Initiative and Canadian provinces. The additional standards strengthen an already robust educational tool and add more features for both researchers and educators.
    As part of a comprehensive collection of teacher support tools and resources, EBSCO publishes Curriculum Standards that convey educational requirements by subject area and grade level. These standards reflect, by state, what students are expected to learn and what teachers are expected to teach. EBSCO utilizes a collection of standards and benchmarks from Academic Benchmarks, a premier standards data services provider.

    The Curriculum Standards module is available though the following EBSCO Publishing interfaces and databases:
    • Student Research Center™
    • Kids Search™
    • Searchasaurus™
    • History Reference Center™
    • Science Reference Center™
    • English Language Learner Reference Center™
    For more about Curriculum Standards and K-8 databases from EBSCO Publishing visit

    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 more than 320,000 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 Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    August 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Kenton County Public Library Goes Live on Evergreen


    Duluth, GA — August 30, 2012

    Kenton County Public Library in Covington, Kentucky has gone live with Evergreen as their next generation ILS system. Equinox Software provided data migration and training services and will continue to provide ongoing technical support.

    Kenton County will host their Evergreen installation locally with over 500,000 bibliographic items and 122,000 patrons on the new system. Their new catalog can be viewed on line at

    According to Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, “Kenton County is a great addition to the Evergreen Community. They oversaw their own installation and configuration so they bring a wealth of knowledge to both current and future Evergreen users.”

    "Evergreen provides our patrons and staff with an amazing resource to search our collections. The added information and data is wonderful and the searching functions are easy to use and extremely helpful. We are very pleased with Evergreen and are looking forward to it growing with our needs," said Dave Schroeder, executive director of the Kenton County Public Library.

    With a history dating back to 1899, the Kenton County Public Library continues its mission to provide the best library services to its patrons. The Erlanger Branch is the busiest branch library in the state, and the William E. Durr branch serves the fastest growing community in Kentucky.

    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

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

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    August 30th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD – August 30, 2012 – Students in Dr. David Lesniaski’s Organization of Knowledge course in St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science program will begin utilizing LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 this fall through LibLime's Koha with Class program.

    LibLime will provide the class of approximately 20 students with a hosted installation of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0, free of charge. This will allow the students unlimited access and all privileges associated with the staff end of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0 as well as all OPAC functionality for the duration of the course. With the support for authority control and RDA, Dr. Lesniaski will be able to give his students a deep understanding of hands-on cataloging in an integrated library system.

    Dr. Lesniaski, Associate Professor in the St. Catherine’s Master of Library and Information Science program, says “I have been using Koha for classes in cataloging, collection development and systems from version 2 on. I find that especially for detailed work like cataloging it really helps students if they get a chance to practice and to practice in a real online system. I'm hoping that the hosted version will help … so we can concentrate more of our energies on Koha as a really useful teaching tool. There really is nothing else like Koha out there; even many commercially available services come nowhere near the power and flexibility Koha offers us as an instructional tool.”

    About LibLime’s Koha with Class Program
    LibLime's Koha with Class program is designed to give library school faculty a chance to embed the use of an ILS into their coursework and curricula. This allows students to gain practical experience with library automation software as they prepare to enter the library workforce. Many faculty members around the world are taking advantage of the free support that LibLime provides with the Koha with Class installations. LibLime is striving to expand the program overseas to support librarianship at an international level. To learn more about the program or to get involved please visit:

    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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    August 28th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

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    French Cultural Center of Boston 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 French Cultural Center of Boston is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the French Cultural Center of Boston in July and will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them.

    The French Cultural Center of Boston houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and audio and video cassettes available in the US. Their customized online catalog can be viewed here:

    Marie Lalevée, Head Librarian, commented on their decision to migrate to Koha with support from ByWater:

    “It was time for us to move on to a more user-friendly system which would incorporate web 2.0 functionality. As the library of a small non-profit, cost was a concern, but we still felt our energy and inspiration deserved cool features, a good look and an overall logical and practical system. After some serious research, we came to the conclusion that Koha was a solid ILS which matched our requirements, and ByWater Solutions would be able to assist us in this operation. Having no in-house IT staff, we really needed to feel supported and guided. We feel everything has gone smoothly throughout migration and are excited to now be using Koha everyday!”

    About French Cultural Center of Boston:
    The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England.The library houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and audio and video cassettes available in the US. Our school, a member of the Alliance Française network offers language classes and programs for adults and children. The Cultural center showcases the many aspects of the francophone culture through numerous lectures, concerts, cooking demonstrations, wine-tastings, art exhibitions, holiday celebrations and more. Political and artistic personalities often hold talks at the French Cultural Center, making it the center of French culture in Boston. For more information about the French Cultural Center of Boston, 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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