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    July 11th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    MOBIUS, a library consortium in Missouri, has purchased a number of EBSCO eBook™ subscription packages, giving patrons at 59 member libraries access to more than 138,000 eBook titles. This is the first such purchase by MOBIUS and it will give all levels of users access to e-book titles on a wide range of topics.

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

    MOBIUS Libraries Increase Number of E-books Available for Patrons with EBSCO eBook™ Subscriptions
    ~ Member Libraries Will Have Access to more than 138,000 eBook Titles with this First Purchase of its Kind ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 11, 2013 —For the first time, people in Missouri can access more than 138,000 unique e-book titles at 59 MOBIUS member libraries after MOBIUS recently purchased EBSCO eBook™ subscription packages from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).

    The subscription provides quality information resources to all ages and levels of users from kindergarten to college and beyond with Academic, Community Colleges, Public Schools, K-8, High School and Medical collections. The subscription gives 59 MOBIUS member libraries unlimited simultaneous user access to a large selection of multidisciplinary EBSCO eBook titles covering a wide range of subject matter, including:

    • Art
    • Business and Economics
    • Cooking
    • Crafts and Hobbies
    • Education
    • Family
    • Health and Fitness
    • History
    • Language and Literature
    • Medical Specialties
    • Political Science
    • Recreation and Leisure
    • Religion
    • Self-Help
    • Social Science
    • Technology and Engineering

    New titles are added regularly and feature a growing selection of frontlist and award-winning titles from leading publishers. Because the eBooks are searchable through the familiar EBSCOhost® interface, users can discover relevant eBook titles alongside other EBSCO databases, find the same intuitive search features and tools and enjoy a simple download process.

    MOBIUS Executive Director Donna Bacon sees the addition of the eBook collections as another way MOBIUS is transforming library services for the people of Missouri. “E-books are becoming more and more popular and by purchasing these EBSCO eBook subscription packages, our member libraries will be able to offer their patrons an easy way to find and access the content they want.”

    Annual subscription is one of the ways EBSCO enables libraries to add e-books to their collection. Libraries are also offered a growing number of purchase and lease options as well as patron driven options. E-books are available on an individual basis as well as in Subject Sets, Featured Collections and Custom Collections. EBSCO eBooks represents a deep collection of e-book content that is accessible via a variety of devices. EBSCO eBooks are provided with no markups and no fees and can be ordered through the EBSCOhost® Collection Manager, YBP’s GOBI3 or Ingram’s OASIS, allowing libraries more freedom to make purchasing decisions. More information about EBSCO eBooks is available at:

    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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    July 11th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Nathan Curulla
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    Ingalls Memorial Library Chooses ByWater Solutions' Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Ingalls Memorial Library, of Rindge, NH is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for the Ingalls Memorial Library's 40,000 plus volumes earlier this year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

    Diane Gardenour, Library Director commented about their switch to Koha with ByWater:

    "I really like having an open source system for our library. ByWater is hosting our library information which means we can feel comfortable about our information being available to our patrons and we won't have to do backups or upgrading of our computers. I look forward to receiving updates on a regular basis and the employees at ByWater are very warm, helpful and friendly."

    Evie Goodspeed, IT Consultant for the Ingalls Memorial Library, also commented on her experience working with ByWater:

    "Working with ByWater was easy during the transition from our previous Koha vendor. ByWater quickly and efficiently converted our data from one format to the other with virtually no down time. They were responsive to our questions and concerns and added more functionality in the process. I would highly recommend them if you considering the change..."

    About Ingalls Memorial Library:
    The Ingalls Memorial Library was built in 1894 and dedicated in 1895. The original Victorian building with its 1973 addition stands on historic ground. The original owner was Colonel Nathan Hale of Revolutionary fame. Later the Ingalls homestead and store stood on this spot. The Honorable Rodney Wallace gave the money for the first building and named it in honor of his wife’s family. The library houses a collection of over 40,000 print and electronic materials, and serves over 2,000 registered borrowers. For more information 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:

    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: