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    June 13th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Metadata for Al Manhal eBook, eJournals, eReports and eDissertation has been added to EBSCO Discovery Service, allowing collections from the largest provider of electronic resources in the Arab world to be searchable via EDS. This includes Al Manhal's extensive collection of eBooks and eJournal database as well as eReports and eDissertations.

    The release is below and can also be found online at or on the EBSCO website at

    Please let me know if you have any questions.


    Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Al Manhal Adds Arabic Content to EBSCO Discovery Service™
    ~ Leading Arabic Content Covering a Variety of Disciplines Available via EDS ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — June 13, 2013 — Collections from Al Manhal, the largest provider of electronic resources in the Arab world, will be searchable via EBSCO Information Service’s (EBSCO) robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO and Al Manhal will allow metadata for their eBook, eJournals, eReports and eDissertation collections to be added to EDS.

    Al Manhal’s eBook Collection includes an exclusive collection of Arabic books available in 10 main subject areas: political science & international relations, business & economics, social sciences, law, language & literature, history, geography & biography, Islamic jurisprudence, Islam & other disciplines, specialized Islamic sciences and educational sciences.

    The eJournal database from Al Manhal will also be added to the comprehensive collection of content in EDS and provide users with the most influential journals from leading universities, research institutes and scientific societies in the Arab world. The eJournal content covers humanities and social sciences as well as topics in the science, technical and medical fields. Al Manhal eReports databases include daily aggregated news of the latest regional issues in addition to more in-depth analyses of political, economic and security events in the region, delivered weekly and monthly. eDisserations are written by Arabic students and go through an evaluation process by leading experts before they are published.

    Al Manhal is part of a growing list of publishers and other content partners that are taking part in EDS to bring more visibility to their content. Partners include the world’s largest scholarly journal & book publishers including Elsevier, Wiley Blackwell, Springer Science & Business Media, Taylor & Francis Informa, Sage Publications, Nature Publishing, IEEE, ACM and thousands of others. Partners also include content providers, such as LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters (Web of Science), JSTOR, ARTstor, Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, ABC-CLIO, The HathiTrust and many others.

    EBSCO Discovery Service creates a unified, customized index of an institution’s information resources, and an easy, yet powerful means of accessing all of that content from a single search box—searching made even more powerful because of the quality of metadata and depth and breadth of coverage.

    EBSCO Discovery Service is quickly becoming the discovery selection for many libraries (, and an obvious partner for content providers. Because the service builds on the foundation provided by the EBSCOhost® platform, libraries gain a full user experience for discovering their collections/OPAC—which is not typical in the discovery space. Further still, in the many universities and other libraries where EBSCOhost is the most-used platform for premium research, users are not asked to change their pathways or habits for searching. There’s simply more to discover on the familiar EBSCOhost platform, and the same can be said for library administrators who can leverage their previous work with EBSCOadmin™.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (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 420,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. 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
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    June 13th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Libki Support Now Available from ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that they will now offer support for the Libki open source kiosk management system to their services.

    Libki is an open source kiosk management system, with web-based administration and a cross-platform client. Libki also features single sign-on integration with the Koha open source ILS. Libki is ideally suited for use in locations where a controlled computing environment is paramount such as public access systems, libraries, school computer laboratories and more!

    ByWater Solutions will offer Libki support, installation and hosting for your library.

    To learn more about Libki support from ByWater Solutions please visit booth #117 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL to meet the team, see a demo or ask questions. Organized demos will be offered at these times:

    • Friday, June 28: 5:15pm
    • Saturday, June 29: 11:30am
    • Saturday, June 29: 2:00pm
    • Sunday, June 30: 11:00am
    • Sunday, June 30: 4:00pm
    • Monday, July 1: 9:30am

    About Libki:

    Libki is an open source kiosk management system, with web-based administration and a cross-platform client. Libki also features single sign-on integration with the Koha open source ILS, which is also FOSS. Libki’s administration system is web-based for easy use from any operating system. The Libki client runs on any operating system that has Gtk2 support. Libki is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL) and MIT License. For more information about Libki, please visit:

    About ByWater Solutions:

    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions to support Koha not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: