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    February 18th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Agreement between EBSCO Information Services and Maruzen Adds Japanese eBooks to EBSCO Discovery Service™
    ~ Japanese-Language Content Continues To Expand in EDS ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. —February 18, 2014 — eBook metadata from Maruzen Company Ltd., a leading provider of books, journals and electronic content for universities and libraries in Japan, will be searchable via EBSCO Information Service’s (EBSCO) robust and comprehensive discovery service, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement between EBSCO and Maruzen will allow metadata from Maruzen’s eBook Library to be added to EDS.

    The Maruzen metadata offers a range of eBook content encompassing everything from the humanities and social sciences to science, engineering and medicine and will be a valuable resource for EDS users looking for the latest content on Japanese-language materials. By accessing the content via EBSCO Discovery Service’s intuitive and easy-to-use discovery layer platform, users are able to greatly expand their searches as well as maximize their library collection.

    Maruzen Company Ltd. 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 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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    February 18th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, February 14, 2014- LibLime, a division of PTFS, announces that Amy Begg De Groff will be taking on responsibilities as the LibLime Division Manager.

    Ms. De Groff came to PTFS in 2010 as the Transition Management consultant charged with overseeing the LibLime acquisition. She came to PTFS from Howard County Library (HCL) where she was Director of Information Technology. As LibLime Division Manager, Ms. De Groff will oversee LibLime products & services, work with LibLime clients on ongoing feature development, and provide day to day management of the Division.

    In accepting this position, Amy says “Accepting the offer to return to PTFS as a full time member of the LibLime Division was an easy decision. With the US Federal Government validating the LibLime approach to open development – as evidenced by two multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts, it is clear that LibLime is in an ideal position to truly deliver a state-of-the-art, scalable information retrieval system that has been, for some time now, merely an idea for many professionals. “ Amy points out, “2014 will certainly be a year of continued success for LibLime; my role will be to do all I can to help LibLime’s talented team to continue their superior work.”

    Ms. De Groff has been a librarian for over 20 years. While with the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in the 1990’s, she was involved in early digitization and imaging projects. She moved to PTFS in 2000, where she gained valuable experience in federal procurement and federal service contracts; she worked on several multi -million dollar contracts, involving agencies such as the National Archives and Records Administration, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the National Library of Medicine. Ms. De Groff then joined Watson Wyatt Worldwide as Director of their Records Management Program, becoming responsible for the management of print and digital collections in 35 North American offices.

    In 2005, De Groff moved to HCL, joining Brian Auger (currently ‎Director of the Somerset County Library System). As a team, they wanted to step beyond the world of proprietary software and take control of their technology trajectory by reimagining how libraries select and deploy technology solutions. The vision was that open development solutions offered libraries a way to reduce their IT spending and transfer that spending to areas where libraries should focus their energies – providing services – such as more materials, more programs, and more staff. One example of their success -- within five years HCL had doubled the number of public computers at the six branches, with no increase in cost by deploying Ubuntu rather than a proprietary desktop operating system.

    About LibLime - PTFS
    LibLime – PTFS is the leader in providing support for the 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 the ILS 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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    February 18th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Duluth, GA —February 17, 2014
    Equinox is proud to start off 2014 with whole new look to their website, The new website provides information and links for Evergreen, Koha, and FullfILLment software as well as detailed information about Equinox’s new suite of services including AIM, Idea Lab, and Sequoia.
    The new website redesign showcases the awesome team of professionals behind Equinox through staff bios and pictures. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the history of Equinox and the depth of knowledge that Equinox brings to both the worlds of open source and library software.
    Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox President, remarked, “We are a library services company that is chock-full of librarians. Our folks have real-world experience working in libraries, and that know-how shines through every day, in every project. We’re very proud of our team and the quality services we offer -- the website is a reflection of that pride.”
    New content, such as documentation and training materials, is being published regularly on the new website. Equinox would also like to thank Inward Solutions ( for their hard work and exceptional design work.
    About Equinox Software, Inc.
    Equinox was founded by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS. We are wholly devoted to the support and development of open source software in libraries, focusing on Evergreen, Koha, and the FulfILLment ILL system. We wrote over 80% of the Evergreen code base and continue to contribute more new features, bug fixes, and documentation than any other organization. Our team is fanatical about providing exceptional technical support. Over 98% of our support ticket responses are graded as “Excellent” by our customers. At Equinox, we are proud to be librarians. In fact, almost half of us have our ML(I)S. We understand you because we *are* you.
    We are Equinox, and we’d like to be awesome for you.
    For more information on Equinox, please visit
    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571