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    July 18th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, July 18, 2013- Gunnison High School, Gunnison Community Schools, and Crested Butte Community School, located in Gunnison, CO, are now live in the AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog for all collection and patron management services.

    The Gunnison High School, Gunnison Community Schools, and Crested Butte Community School staff worked with LibLime Project Managers to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system. With the addition of these three schools to CLiC, there are now nearly 700,000 items and close to 400,000 bibliographic records in the CLiC LibLime Koha Union Catalog.

    About the Gunnison Watershed School District
    The Gunnison Watershed School District serves residents in Gunnison County, Colorado. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Gunnison Watershed School District strives to provide an education of exceptional quality by creating a safe environment of mutual respect, educational alternatives, high expectations, and genuine achievement.

    About the CLiC Consortium
    CLiC, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, serves over 450 libraries throughout the state. 35 of these libraries are part of the AspenCat LibLime Koha union catalog. Currently the database includes over 660,000 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, AspenCat offers integration with external databases using EZproxy, integration through the State Library’s Plinkit-based web site hosting service, and interconnectivity with SWIFT, the statewide ILL system. AspenCat also currently offers a cooperative purchase for downloadable audio books from Recorded Books and ebooks from the 3M Library Cloud system.

    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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    July 18th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The comprehensive collection of French, Belgian and Swiss journals from is now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service. The agreement between EBSCO and will enable the francophone scholarly journals to extend their global reach, and enhance their discoverability, via the rich metadata and full text searching in EDS.

    The release can be found on the EBSCO website at: and online at:

    Agreement between EBSCO and Cairn.Info Adds French-Language Journal Content to EBSCO Discovery Service™
    ~ Collection Includes French-Language Academic Journals Covering Humanities and Social Sciences ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 18, 2013 — EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) and have come to an agreement allowing metadata and selected full text from’s comprehensive collection of French, Belgian and Swiss journals to be added to EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Content from includes 370 French-language academic journals with 150,000 articles. Coverage dates back to 2001. was formed in 2005 by four French and Belgian publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès) and progressively joined by more than 120 publishers dealing with francophone (French-speaking) humanities and social sciences. offers the most comprehensive collection of publications in French language available online. The collection covers many disciplines appealing to a variety of users including: social sciences, humanities, economics, psychology, political science, history, philosophy and literature.
    This agreement will enable the francophone scholarly journals to extend their global reach, and enhance their discoverability, via the rich metadata and full text searching in EBSCO Discovery Service. 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