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    February 28th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, February 28, 2013- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) in Lagos, Nigeria has chosen LibLime to provide them with support and hosting services for LibLime Koha 4.14. The NNMDA looks forward to taking advantage of the rich functionality in LibLime Koha 4.14, including enhanced circulation policies, the Solr search engine, full faceted support in the OPAC, an embedded New Titles list, and additional functionality for expired and cancelled holds. As with all versions of LibLime Koha since 4.8, the entire application resides in the Plack environment for enhanced performance.

    About NNMDA
    The NNMDA was established in 1997 by a Nigerian Federal Ministry of Science and Technology order in accordance with the National Science and Technology Act of 1980. The NNMDA’s mission is to promote traditional medicine through research. To accomplish its mission, the NNMDA is establishing and maintaining a virtual/digital library on traditional Nigerian medicine and indigenous health healing systems; researching, collating, documenting, and disseminating all published and unpublished research works on all aspects of traditional medicine; and establishing a college and zonal training centers for the study of natural medicine.

    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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    February 28th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Publishing announced the availability of the definitive international database for the history of Science, Technology and Medicine. Details on the database are below. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    History of Science, Technology and Medicine™ Now Available from EBSCO Publishing
    ~ Definitive International Database for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 28, 2013 — History of Science, Technology and Medicine™, the definitive international database for the history of science, technology and medicine, is now available on EBSCO Publishing’s (EBSCO) EBSCOhost® platform. History of Science, Technology and Medicine reflects the influences of the fields of science, technology and medicine on society and culture from prehistory to the present and offers outstanding value for interdisciplinary research.

    Formerly available via First Search from OCLC, History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies: Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine making it the definitive international database for the history of science, technology and medicine. The database includes more than 350,000 records including journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials and maps.

    History of Science, Technology and Medicine supplies users with material from periodicals and books since 1975. Many areas integral to the history of science, technology and medicine are covered including, but not limited to: biological sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, geography, mathematics, medicine, neurosciences, pharmacy, physics, psychiatry, public health and technology.

    Additional information about science, technology and medicine resources from EBSCO can be found at:

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) 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 375 databases and more than 370,000 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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    February 28th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Smithsonian Institution today announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space.

    “We’re elated to be working with the Smithsonian Institution,” said Frank Menchaca, executive vice president, research solutions for Cengage Learning. “This agreement puts us closer to our goal of becoming the largest humanities research experience for the academic library. Through our extensive distribution channels throughout the world, in classrooms as well as in libraries, we’ll put into the hands of students, teachers and researchers, a universe of materials that is structured for research in a way never before possible.”

    The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world. The complex houses nearly 137 million objects, works of art and specimens and its facilities see nearly 30 million visitors per year. Under the agreement, Cengage Learning will have access to the complete archives of Smithsonian Magazine and Air and Space magazine, as well as collections covering American history, science, world cultures and more.

    As part of this partnership, Cengage Learning will have rights to develop Smithsonian branded products created for the library and academic markets utilizing Smithsonian assets. Immediate plans in the library space include the creation of a digital archive of the complete back files of both Air and Space magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, and will incorporate new issues on an ongoing basis. The product will take advantage of Gale’s market-leading application for digital primary sources, with tools to support new forms of discovery and use of Smithsonian content.

    “Gale’s digital research solution offers the Smithsonian a new, comprehensive way to reach the library and academic markets,” said Carol LeBlanc, senior vice president, consumer and education products for Smithsonian Enterprises. “We look forward to working with Gale to create a compelling series of Smithsonian collections, enhanced by Gale’s delivery system, to meet the needs of library markets worldwide.”

    For more information on this agreement or to request an interview, please contact Kristina Massari at

    About Cengage Learning and Gale
    Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or

    About The Smithsonian Institution
    Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. There are 6,000 Smithsonian employees and 6,500 volunteers. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visited the Smithsonian in 2012. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 137 million.