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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