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    April 4th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Seven librarians earned scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Meeting. The scholarships were co-sponsored by ALA and EBSCO to help the librarians continue their professional development. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    EBSCO Awards Seven Scholarships for Librarians to
    Attend 2013 ALA Annual Meeting
    ~ Annual Scholarships Provide Reimbursement for Librarians
    to Attend the American Library Association Annual Conference ~

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. / IPSWICH, Mass — April 4, 2013 — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO has awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 27– July 2, 2013. As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay on the topic of how attending the conference will contribute to the librarians’ professional development.

    The EBSCO ALA Annual Conference Sponsorship is an annual award consisting of $1,000 for actual reimbursed expenses designed to allow librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

    The scholarship winners, including two first time attendees and two Emerging Leaders, are:
    • Jannie R. Cobb, Librarian, National Labor College, Silver Spring, Md.
    • Nancy Condon, Member Library Services Librarian, Uncle Remus Regional Library System, Madison, Ga.
    • Sara Arnold-Garza, Residency Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, Md.
    • Elizabeth Kahn, School Library Media Specialist, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, New Orleans, La.
    • Caitlin Moen, Catalog Librarian, LAC Group, Metairie, La.
    • Hannah Q. Parris, Access Services Librarian, Johnson & Wales University, Denver Campus Library, Denver, Colo.
    • April Wallace, Director, Pinson Public Library, Pinson, Ala.

    Sara Arnold-Garza from Towson University says the scholarship will help her make the most out of being named an ALA Emerging Leader, “As a member of the 2013 class of ALA Emerging Leaders, I’ll receive leadership training, meet other new professionals who are enthusiastic and engaged, and connect with the opportunities for professional success afforded by ALA.”

    Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury: jury chairman Julius C. Jefferson Jr., information research specialist, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Stacy L. Creel, assistant professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Elizabeth Nelson, knowledge analyst, UOP LLC, Woodstock, Ill.; Elizabeth M. Williams, information literacy librarian, Belk Library, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.; and Courtney L. Young, head librarian and associate professor, Kelly Library, Penn State Greater Allegheny.

    EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the professional development of librarians around the world and has a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences, providing funds for conference registration, travel, and expenses.

    About ALA
    The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 65,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society:

    About EBSCO
    EBSCO is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and 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. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and more than 380,000 e-books plus subscription management services for 355,000 e-journals and e-journal packages. 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 Web site at: EBSCO 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

    Cheryl Malden
    Program Officer
    American Library Association

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    April 4th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Duluth, GA —April 4, 2013

    Homer Public Library has gone live on Evergreen. Equinox Software provided data migration and staff training services. They will also provide ongoing technical support for the library’s Evergreen installation. Almost 45,000 bibliographic items, and more than 9500 patrons were moved to the new system. Their new online catalog can be viewed at

    Located in Homer, Alaska, the public library dates back to the 1940’s when the local women’s club used an old school building to house the community library. By the 1960’s, the library was operating out of an old fire house and staffed completely by volunteers. The current library building opened in 2006.

    Galen Charlton, Equinox Manager, of Implementation says, "I lived in Anchorage for a few years and know how welcoming and helpful the Alaska library community is. It has been a real treat to help welcome another Alaskan library to the Evergreen community."

    Ann Dixon, Homer Public Library Director, says "Overall, we are very pleased at how smoothly the migration transpired. Thanks especially to Galen for his tireless and quick responses!"

    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 almost 1,200 libraries of every type-public, academic, special, and school media centers across 4 countries, 31 U.S. states, and 8 Canadian provinces. King County Public Library System, SCLENDS, and the NC Cardinal consortiums are all currently running Evergreen. 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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    April 4th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 4 April 2013

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that JISC Collections has purchased the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 on behalf of the education and research community in the UK.

    Part 2 of the Brill Journal Archives is available to access on Brill’s new e-journals and e-books platform The content will also be made available on the JISC Journal Archives platform as part of the JISC eCollections service. Eligible libraries wishing to sign up for access to the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 are invited to contact JISC Collections.

    The purchase of the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2 follows an earlier acquisition of Part 1 by JISC Collections in 2008. More than 100 institutions in the UK have access to Part 1 and are now eligible for access to Part 2 as well.

    The Brill Journal Archives consist of two parts, the first part covering the 19th and 20th century, and the second part covering the first decade of the 21st century. Part II covers all 1,254 volumes of 175 journals that were published in the 10-year period 2000-2009.

    “Together with the Brill Journal Archive Part 1, the new agreement with JISC Collections gives the UK academic community seamless access to more than 100,000 articles in the humanities, international law & human rights and biology,” says Sam Bruinsma, Vice President Business Development at Brill. “We are delighted that Brill’s journals have been selected by JISC Collections.”

    Lorraine Estelle, CEO of JISC Collections, said that “the Brill Journal Archive Part 2 received high marks and was ranked as a high priority by the UK community in our recent call for archives and collections. The central purchase of the archive brings value to our members and we are pleased to be providing users with access to an even larger archive of content to support their teaching, learning and research.”

    For more information or customer queries, please contact our sales team at for customers outside the Americas, or at for customers inside the Americas.

    All UK higher and further education institutions and research councils are eligible for access to the Brill Journal Archive Online Part 2. Please contact JISC Collections at to set up access.

    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 185 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

    About JISC Collections
    JISC Collections is a division of JISC Collections and Janet Ltd. It supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. Through its negotiation and licensing work JISC Collections provides annual savings to its members in excess of £50million per annum. For further information please visit