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    May 9th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, May 9, 2013- The Haxtun Public Library, located in Haxtun, Colorado, has joined the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and is scheduled to go live on the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog.

    The Haxtun Public Library staff will work with LibLime Project Management in the upcoming months to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to the LibLime Koha application. Haxtun Public Library will enjoy autonomy within the CLiC union catalog, as LibLime Koha includes support for local ownership of patron records, local ownership of items records linked to communal bibliographic records, and OPAC group searching for pre-designated collections. Haxtun Public Library patrons will also benefit from resource sharing in the consortium, which is managed by the expanded functionality in the Holds Queue service.

    About Haxtun Public Library
    The Haxtun Public Library provides lending and reference services for all of Haxtun’s residents. The Haxtun Public Library holds various fundraisers and events and recently hosted author Stephanie Blake at the library to sign copies of her book, “The Marble Queen.”

    About the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)
    CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 400 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes close to 545,000 items. Resource sharing is one of the key components of the system with libraries requesting over 1,200 items from each other every month. Requests are growing as more patrons discover how easy it is to request an item not held at his or her home library. CLiC is committed to maintaining AspenCat as a fully featured, patron-focused system. In partnership with the Colorado State Library, they have added links to external databases using EzProxy, Plinket-hosted website access, and SWIFT interconnectivity. They are also currently offering a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books, and ebooks from 3M Library Cloud system. For more information, please contact Shannon O’Grady at 303-422-1150 or

    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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    May 9th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO has introduced Civil War Primary Source Documents from the New-York Historical Society. The American Civil War collection is comprised of original manuscripts of letters, diaries, administrative records, photographs, illustrations and artifacts from both the North and the South.

    EBSCO Introduces Newest Digital Historical Archive Collection: Civil War Primary Source Documents™
    ~ Collection from The New-York Historical Society Chronicles Aspects
    of the American Civil War Through Invaluable Primary Resources~

    IPSWICH, Mass./BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — May 9, 2013 — EBSCO introduces Civil War Primary Source Documents™, a comprehensive collection of primary source materials chronicling all aspects of the American Civil War. Drawn from the holdings of the New-York Historical Society, the collection captures various accounts of the Civil War as it was experienced on land and sea.

    Civil War Primary Source Documents represents both Northern and Southern perspectives. The archive focuses on the War as it was fought from 1861 to 1865 and includes important contextual documents in the crucial years leading up to the War and after the fall of the Confederacy.

    The collection is comprised of over 110,000 pages and includes information from over 400 individual collections. The invaluable primary resources include original manuscripts of letters, diaries, administrative records, photographs, illustrations and artifacts. Personal accounts appear in various scrapbook journals and family portraits, and strategic initiatives are evident in maps featuring details of troop movements and local landmarks.

    Highlights include letters and first-person accounts from such well-known leaders as Ulysses S. Grant; the papers of David Cronin, a famous soldier and artist; soldiers’ diaries chronicling daily life and experiences as prisoners of war; Union Defence Committee records and Confederate Army records.

    EBSCO provides access to these materials via its Historical Digital Archives Viewer. The viewer brings content alive and allows users to explore, manipulate, collect, and export content. The unique functionality of the Historical Digital Archives Viewer enables it to reproduce the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.

    EBSCO has continued to significantly increase the number of resources offered in its collection of digital archives. For more information on the complete collection please go to:

    About the New-York Historical Society
    The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

    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 website 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

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    May 9th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    ByWater Solutions Welcomes Danielle Elder 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 Danielle Elder as Migrations Specialist. Danielle will join our expert Koha migrations team in assisting new partners in the transition to the Koha open source ILS.

    Before finishing her undergraduate degree, Danielle served in the United States Military where she worked with the Site Installation/Division Personnel System (SIPDERS) database as a Personnel Information Systems Management Specialist (PISM). Danielle received her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and her Masters of Information Science from the University of North Texas. Her library experience began as a paraprofessional at the Cedar Park Public Library. She went on to work at Wells Branch Community Library, in Austin, as a Service and Outreach Librarian, and then on to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a Reader’s Services Librarian.

    Danielle commented on her recent decision to join ByWater Solutions:

    “I am very happy to be a part of the ByWater Solution team. For me, working with the Koha ILS, is like working with the heart of the library. I have been a fan of open source software and the communities that develop these programs for many years and am thrilled to get to help libraries migrate their data to a dynamic and robust open source ILS like Koha.”

    “I am excited that Danielle is joining us at ByWater. She brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of public libraries, a love of library technology and a strong customer focus – all of which are great assets for us as we continue to serve our library partners.” 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: