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    April 10th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    ByWater Solutions Welcomes David Noe as a Koha Migrations Specialist

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to welcome David Noe as Migrations Specialist. David will join our expert Koha migrations team in assisting new partners in the transition to the Koha open source ILS.

    David received his BA in American Studies and MLIS from the University of Alabama. After graduate school he moved back to his home town (Huntsville, Alabama) for a position with SirsiDynix. Since then David has served as Technical Services Librarian at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas and Digital Services Librarian at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

    David commented on his recent decision to join the ByWater Solutions team:

    “Whether working for a library or a library vendor, I see myself as a librarian. Knowing the challenges with resources and technologies many, if not most, libraries face, I believe ByWater’s model of supporting open source is one that works well for library world. I have been following ByWater’s growth over the last four years, and I am impressed with their record of service. I hope I can contribute to that work. An opportunity to join an organization in ByWater’s stage of growth is rare, indeed. I am genuinely excited to have such an opportunity.”

    “David brings years of expertise in academic libraries, systems support, integration, and development to ByWater Solutions. We are thrilled to have him join us on the migration team!” commented Joy Nelson, Director of Migrations.

    About ByWater Solutions:

    With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of the enterprise class open source library system, Koha. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, 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:

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    April 10th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The American Theological Library Association and EBSCO announce a new produce that allows alumnie to search teh valuable resources they used as students. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® now available for Alumni
    ~ New Product from ATLA and EBSCO Allows Alumni to Search the Valuable Resources They Used as Students ~

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. / IPSWICH, Mass. — April 10, 2013 — The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and EBSCO are announcing a new product offering aimed at alumni interested in searching the valuable resources they used as students. The ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®) for ALUM may be purchased by any institution that subscribes to the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®).

    “We are delighted to offer ATLA CPLI for ALUM. With this product, institutions can directly support their alumni by providing them access to the premier index of periodicals, essay collections, church documents, papal documents and electronic resources expressly addressing the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism,” commented Margot Lyon, ATLA’s Director of Business Development.

    “This offering builds on the success of other alumni products offered by ATLA and EBSCO, including ATLASerials® for ALUM, which provides full-text access to key journals in religion and theology,” said EBSCO Director of Sales, Licensed Databases, Ryan Bernier.

    For information about subscriptions, contact EBSCO at

    About ATLA
    Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of nearly one thousand individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products and services for theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA offers a prestigious product line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology, including the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®), ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) and ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index® (ATLA CPLI®). For more information, visit

    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