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    August 21st, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Added Features and Functionality Improve Mobile Access to
    EBSCOhost® Databases and EBSCO Discovery Service™ ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — August 21, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released an updated version of EBSCOhost® Mobile providing library patrons and researchers worldwide with optimal searching from the most popular smartphones and mobile devices. With ease of use and more functionality, the new EBSCOhost Mobile will provide users with an improved search experience for accessing EBSCOhost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) on the go.

    EBSCOhost Mobile can now be accessed without any initial administrative profile set up or software download required. EBSCOhost Mobile’s new smart technology auto-detects when an EBSCOhost user is visiting from a mobile device. The platform automatically directs the user to the optimal search experience for their device, making login and access faster and more streamlined. In the case of iPads, users will be directed to the EBSCOhost full site, which has been optimized for iPad use.

    In addition to a more modern mobile site and usability enhancements, new EBSCOhost Mobile allows libraries to customize the interface with their own brands, colors, and logos, and to benefit from patron analytics provided with enhanced, device-specific usage reporting. For EDS users, EBSCOhost Mobile provides guest access and real-time availability checking for items in the library catalog. Library patrons and researchers worldwide benefit from user interface translation into 28 languages, full access to facets and search options, the integration of folders, plus the addition of book jackets images and publication-type icons for a more visual experience. Users have the option of toggling between the mobile site and the full EBSCOhost site. Direct-to-device download support for e-books will be added to the EBSCOhost Mobile site in the coming months.

    More information about EBSCOhost Mobile and the latest upgrades to mobile searching for EBSCOhost and EBSCO Discovery Service 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 Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    August 21st, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Clatsop Community College Joins the Chinook Library Network and Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha ( support, is happy to welcome the Dora Badollet Library at Clatsop Community College to the Chinook Library Network. Clatsop Community College Library is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system with continued support by ByWater Solutions.

    The Chinook Library Network, a newly formed group of public and community college libraries sharing a catalog, now includes 7 libraries in Oregon, the shared public catalog can be viewed at

    The Dora Badollet Library at Clatsop Community College itself holds approximately 35,000 items and a host of online resources.

    Candice Walker, Library Director, commented on their migration experience with ByWater:

    “Moving to Koha has been a huge improvement for our library. Our former, server-based ILS was clunky, hard to maintain and update for a small college, and never provided solid customer support. Within the first day of going live with Koha, we saw a drastic improvement on both the front end with users, as well as the back end of the system for staff. And, most importantly, ByWater provides excellent customer service. The entire move to Koha has been a relatively smooth and head-ache free process. We are a happier library, one that provides better service, and one that can now evolve more fully with shifting information trends – providing better access and more flexibility for the user.”

    About the Dora Badollet Library:
    The Dora Badollet Library at Clatsop Community College serves the students, staff, and faculty of the campus, as well as offers services to the greater community. The library itself holds approximately 35,000 items and a host of online resources. For more information about the Dora Badollet Library please visit:

    About The Chinook Library Network:
    The Chinook Library Network is a newly formed network of independent city, county and community college libraries working together through a shared catalog. The network is administered by the Lincoln County Library District and came into being to broaden the base of materials or number of items available to our library users. The libraries that join the network all agree to share materials with the other libraries in the network and patrons may check out materials at any network libraries. The Chinook Library Network is connected through either a county courier system or the statewide courier (Orbis Cascade Alliance). For more information about the Chinook Library Network 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: