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    January 16th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    For Immediate Release

    (Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing (EDGE) is pleased to announce that they are the new sponsor of Lightspeed magazine edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams.

    "We are excited about sponsoring Lightspeed," says EDGE publisher Brian Hades. "John challenges his writers to push the genre envelope by creating highly thought provoking fiction: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limit."

    "Lightspeed is a three-time finalist for the Hugo Award, and stories from Lightspeed have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. We are happy to do our part to bring Lightspeed to readers everywhere", says Hades.

    EDGE is an imprint of Hades Publications, and publishes thought-provoking full length novels and anthologies of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Featuring works by established authors and emerging new voices, EDGE provides quality literary entertainment in both print and pixels.

    "This sponsorship will bring benefits to readers of both Lightspeed and EDGE - resulting in the literary whole being greater than the sum of its parts." says Hades.

    To read and listen to Lightspeed Magazine please visit:

    For further information about EDGE, or to see our current releases please visit our website at, or our Facebook page at


    For further information call:
    Janice Shoults
    Marketing and Events
    EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing

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    January 16th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Releases Thematic Collection from
    American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals
    ~ New Digital Archives Collections Focus on Specific Subject Areas ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 16, 2014 — EBSCO Information Service (EBSCO) is introducing new collections drawn from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals that focus on specific subject areas. The first set of 17 Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals are now available and a total of 50 of the digital archive collections will be released over the next several months.

    The collections of historical periodicals provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century. The 17 initial collections cover the following areas:

    • Advertising
    • Agriculture
    • Alternative Medicine and Health
    • The American West
    • Business, Industry and Professions
    • Canada
    • Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal Religions
    • Current Events of the Period
    • Drama, Humor, and Fine Arts
    • Education
    • Foreign Language Periodicals in America
    • Masons, Odd-Fellows and Other Societies
    • Military and Law Enforcement
    • Religious Issues Pertaining to Women, Children, and Families
    • Science
    • Slavery and Abolition
    • Women's Periodicals of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century

    The specialized focus of the collections will allow libraries to meet the needs of both researchers and faculty who have particular areas of interest. Title counts range from 87 in the most highly specialized collection to approximately 300 in the broadest collection.

    The American Antiquarian Society is the premier research library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals only available from the American Antiquarian Society.

    For more information on the Thematic Collections for AAS Historical Periodicals, go to EBSCO’s digitals archives web page 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 nearly 500,000 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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    January 16th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Full Sail University Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944

    Full Sail University Chooses ByWater Solutions’ Koha Support

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Full Sail University Library in Winter Park, FL is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

    ByWater Solutions completed the migration for Full Sail last year and will be providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. Their custom OPAC can be viewed at

    Nicole Engard, VP of Education spoke of her experiences with the library:

    “Full Sail is such a unique school with an amazing library staff. The team was eager to learn how to use and customize their Koha system. They have been a pleasure to work with and will be great contributors to the Koha community.”

    About Full Sail University:
    Full Sail’s mission is to provide students with an innovative style of education, delivered by a staff of dedicated individuals, that addresses the career opportunities available in an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry. We do this by developing unique curricula that combine elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement. Our education is delivered via immersive teaching methods, both in Full Sail’s real world production studios and classrooms, as well as through our online learning environment. For more information about Full Sail University, 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:

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    January 16th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, January 15, 2014- The Portage County Public Library (Portage), comprised of 4 branches in Portage Country, Wisconsin, will soon participate in the South Central Library System (SCLS) LibLime Koha union catalog for all collection and patron management services.

    The Portage library staff will work with the SCLS ILS Support Team members and LibLime Project Management to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system. Portage staff will enjoy autonomy within the LibLime Koha 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. Portage library patrons will also benefit from other functionality in the software sponsored by SCLS. With the addition of Portage, there will be over 3.5 million records in the SCLS LibLime Koha union catalog.

    About Portage County Public Library
    The Portage County Public Library is the learning place for a diverse community, inspiring all people with the love of reading and learning, advancing the pursuit of knowledge, and enhancing the quality of life of all patrons. The Library provides equal opportunity to access information, high quality materials, programs, and online resources to the meet the community’s needs for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and intellectual stimulation.

    About South Central Library System
    The South Central Library System is a consortium of 53 member libraries that works to provide the best possible service to the public. SCLS assists its member libraries with sharing materials, providing members with guidance and direction in technology solutions, and supplying them with the training and expertise to cope with constantly changing technologies and demands for service. SCLS is a sponsor of many key features that have allowed LibLime Koha to be a feature-rich and innovative ILS solution. SCLS is an active leader within the LibLime Koha user group and works to help all LibLime customers benefit from their innovative ideas and services.

    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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    January 16th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Industries President and CEO F. Dixon Brooke Jr. Announces Retirement
    And Appointment of Successor

    January 15, 2014, BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – After four decades at Elton B. Stephens Co. (EBSCO), President and CEO F. Dixon Brooke Jr. announced his plans to retire at the end of this current fiscal year, June 30, 2014. Brooke joined EBSCO in
    1973, and has spent the past eight and a half years serving as President and CEO— only the third President in EBSCO’s 70- year history.

    “We owe a great thanks to Dixon for his long service to EBSCO,” said J.T. Stephens, Chairman of the Board. “We greatly appreciate his guidance and the continuing success of the company under his management. We thank Dixon heartily and wish him a well-deserved and enjoyable retirement.”

    After a lengthy and thorough succession process, the Board of Directors has selected Tim Collins, President of EBSCO Information Services, to succeed Brooke effective at the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1, 2014.

    “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as EBSCO’s President,” said Brooke. “It has been challenging, demanding at times, and very rewarding. EBSCO is a great organization, full of wonderful, talented people. We are indeed fortunate to have Tim Collins ready and willing to step up to this new leadership challenge. Tim is an exceptionally accomplished leader with a proven management record marked by success.”

    Brooke and Collins will work closely over the next six months to ensure a smooth transition; and during that time, Collins will continue to serve as President of EBSCO’s largest division, EBSCO Information Services. Following retirement, Brooke will continue to serve EBSCO as a member of the Board of Directors.

    Collins has 27 years’ experience with EBSCO, beginning in 1987 when EBSCO acquired “Popular Magazine Review,” the company he co-founded with his stepfather, Jerry Seaman. Collins is a member of the EBSCO Founder’s Club, and he has never experienced a year without sales growth. “Tim possesses values consistent with the core values that have made EBSCO successful,” said Brooke. “He is an entrepreneur who manages with a determined outlook. He is a competitor who loves to win. Tim selects, supports, and retains good people. I have no doubt he will succeed in leading EBSCO to new performance highs.”

    “I feel honored to have been presented with this opportunity. I’ve very much enjoyed my time working with many talented and committed people at EBSCO and am excited about being able to work with the entire EBSCO team in the future,” said Collins. “I am looking forward to working with Dixon over the coming months during the transition period and then working to help EBSCO realize its full potential over the long run.”

    About EBSCO Industries, Inc.
    Founded in 1944 by the late Elton B. Stephens, EBSCO Industries, Inc. has evolved into a global company with diverse business platforms that include Information Services, Publishing and Digital Media, Outdoor Products, Real Estate, Manufacturing, and General Services. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., EBSCO operates divisions and subsidiaries in 23 countries employing almost 6,000 people. EBSCO Information Services 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 Information Services 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. The Publishing and Digital Media Group provides services to the publishing industry while operating its own publishing companies, EBSCO Research and Grand View Media Group. EBSCO’s outdoor subsidiary, PRADCO Outdoor Brands, is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of major hunting and fishing brands. EBSCO’s Real Estate Group is active in commercial and residential real estate development in Alabama and Florida as well as in a growing investment portfolio of multi-family assets. EBSCO's manufacturing operations include commercial printing, retail merchandising solutions, promotional products supply and distribution, indoor and outdoor signage and loose-leaf binders and packaging products. The General Services Group of businesses includes property and casualty insurance and employee benefits, corporate branding and integrated marketing, as well as educational textbook distribution. For a complete listing of EBSCO's business groups, please visit