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    March 27th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Duluth, GA —March 27, 2014

    Marvin Memorial Library has gone live on Evergreen as part of the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL). They are the 11th library system to join the consortium. Equinox Software oversaw the data migration and will continue to provide system hosting and technical support to the entire COOL consortium.

    The Marvin Memorial Public Library began as a reading room in 1897 with a collection of 300 books. Dan Marvin, a local Civil War veteran and uncle of the first librarian, donated a home to the city to be used as a library. A large addition was made to the home in 1981 with most of the children’s collection being housed in the original house while the adult collection was moved to the new area. Today, Marvin Memorial Public Library houses over 59,000 bibliographic items and provides services to 6,000 patrons.

    Shae Tetterton, Equinox Director of Sales, says “It's always a pleasure to work with our growing consortia. The Marvin Library Director, Kathy Webb, was just wonderful. She made the most of this transition by reviewing and revamping library policies and procedures as needed. Marvin is sure to be a great addition to the COOL and Evergreen communities.”

    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

    About Evergreen

    Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed with the intent of providing an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, almost 1200 libraries across the US and Canada are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka.

    For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

    Press contact: Corinne Hall,, 770-709-5571

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    March 27th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Library Journal and NoveList Announce
    the LibraryAware Community Award Recipients
    ~ Award Recognizes Library’s Engagement in Community and Ability to
    Make Community Aware of what the Library Offers ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 27, 2014 — Wichita Public Library in Kansas was named the recipient of the 2014 LibraryAware Community Award. Atlantic County Public Library in New Jersey was awarded second place and Kitsap Regional Library in Washington came in third. The annual LibraryAware Community Award is given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware™, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Information Services. The award recognizes model communities that engage with their libraries to improve the lives of their citizens and create life-long learners. Wichita Public Library has been instrumental with the city’s initiative to increase engagement with its residents. The library was an invaluable partner in creating the Activate Wichita online engagement site. The site has helped generate over 400 ideas for ways to improve the community.

    Wichita Public Library Director of Libraries Cynthia Berner Harris says they are pleased to be able to share the award with their community. “The staff of the Wichita Public Library was delighted to receive word of our selection for the LibraryAware Community Award. Through our partnerships and projects such as Activate Wichita, our library is not only ensuring that our programs and services are meeting the needs of our residents, but also bringing the power of citizen engagement into discussions about important community issues. Our board and staff are honored that these efforts are considered noteworthy. We look forward to celebrating this award selection with our community.”

    Atlantic County Public Library was recognized for their extraordinary commitment to serving their community in the aftermath of SuperStorm Sandy. The library staff took on a new role of connecting residents with vital recovery and rebuilding information and also created the Sandy Stories Project, a series of interviews with Sandy victims, to serve as a source of inspiration and healing as well as a primary source of historical significance. Kitsap Regional Library was commended for the creativity and ingenuity of the library staff in finding new ways to bring innovative services to the community to support literacy, the education of youth and providing a forum for civic engagement.

    LibraryAware Product Lead Nancy Dowd says the efforts of these libraries have really made an impact on their communities. “These winners really demonstrate what it means to have a library at the heart of the community. Kudos to them for working together to make a difference in the lives of citizens.”

    “It’s inspiring to see the many ways Wichita Public Library has integrated the library into fabric of its community. By connecting to the vision of the community’s civic leaders, and helping to identify citizens’ top priorities, WPL has positioned itself front and center and is helping to shape the future of its community” notes Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal.

    Criteria for the LibraryAware Community Award include any and all components that create a LibraryAware community: strategic planning, marketing, outreach, partnerships, and programs, product, or service development. The award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise. This year, libraries were also required to include one letter of recommendation from a representative from local government such as a city manager.

    Submissions were judged by the following library and community experts:
    • John Chrastka, Founder,
    • Eva Davis, Director, Canton MI Public Library (2013 LibraryAware Winning Library)
    • Sandra Fried, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative
    • Kira Hasbargen, International City Managers Association
    • George Martinez, Knight Foundation

    The 2014 winners are also featured in an article in Library Journal: The LibraryAware Community Award will be given annually to a community of any size and its library.

    About Library Aware
    LibraryAware is a subscription service that enables libraries to reach their community through print, online, email and web channels. Uses for the LibraryAware program include a full range of marketing and communication channels including email blasts, e-newsletters, flyers, bookmarks, brochures, website inserts, letters, invitations, and social media. Learn more about LibraryAware 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 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.

    About Library Journal
    Founded in 1876, Library Journal (LJ) is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. More than 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews more than 8,000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and web sites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns. Visit

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    March 26th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Expands Gale Artemis: Primary Sources Platform with the Addition of New Products

    Farmington Hills, Mich., March 26, 2014 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of several new Gale Digital Collections products for academic and special libraries, as well as additions to the Gale Artemis: Primary Sources platform.

    “The launch of these new products and our continued investment in innovative research platforms like Gale Artemis demonstrates Gale’s dedication to our library customers,” said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. “We are extremely proud to be the most active publisher of historical collections in the world, and we are grateful to our customers, to our end-users, and to our many content partners for helping to make this happen.”

    News Features & Internal Communications and the U.S. City Bureaus Collection - the first two of three planned collections for 2014 in the Associated Press Collections Online program - are now available to researchers. The Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection will be available later this spring. News & Features & Internal Communications provides exclusive access to an array of internal publications and personal papers of Associated Press (AP) staff members, as well as detailed information about the formation of the AP and insights into reporters and how they report the news. The U.S. City Bureaus Collection covers events transpiring from 1931-2004 and offers archival material from the AP Bureaus in major U.S. cities including exclusive access to memos, meeting notes and wire copy newspaper clippings.

    Indigenous Peoples: North America is a new archive that allows researchers to trace the history of Native Peoples in North America from colonial relations in the 1600s to twentieth-century issues such as civil rights. Indigenous Peoples is unique in its comprehensive coverage, with collections from sources like the Library of Congress, Princeton University and the United States War and Interior Departments. The collections provide insights into social and cultural issues, law and legal history, and government and politics. Researchers across disciplines will find essential documents related to the customs, spirituality, wars, property, education, and treatment of tribes like the Navajo, Iroquois, Mohawk and Cherokee.

    Lastly, the first of four 2014 collections in Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) program - Science, Technology and Medicine, Part II - is now available. This archive expands subject coverage with an extraordinary gathering of materials from renowned sources, including European, British and American monographs and periodicals. The archive includes collections covering natural history, the rise of public health in England and Wales, and the publications of major scientific academies. Additional NCCO archives covering Children's Literature and Childhood; Maps and Travel Literature; and Religion, Spirituality, Reform and Society will be available in June.

    All of these exciting new digital archives, as well as Sabin Americana, 1500-1926; Making of the Modern World; The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1600-1926; and The Making of Modern Law: Trials, c.1600-1926 are now available on Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, Gale’s newest research platform. Gale Artemis provides workflow tools and features designed to transform the way students and researchers explore material, giving them the ability to challenge inherited assumptions and to create new avenues for academic debate.

    For more information on these new Gale Digital Collections products or Gale Artemis: Primary Sources, or to request a free trial, please visit or contact Kristina Massari at

    About Cengage Learning and Gale
    Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company, empowering educators and driving learner engagement through personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that bridge from the library to the classroom. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or


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    March 26th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 26 March 2014

    Brill’s Journal of Early American History is now included in SCOPUS. The reviewers commented: “This journal covers a significant research area, has an excellent editorial policy and is well organized and well cited.”

    With this addition, 60% of Brill’s journals have now been selected for coverage in SCOPUS. SCOPUS is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research. Visit for more information.

    The peer-reviewed Journal of Early American History is dedicated to the advancement of scholarly understanding of the history of the colonization of the Americas and appears three times annually. It offers explorations on any aspect of early American history to a broad audience of historians. These investigations may be conceived in the broadest way chronologically, geographically, and thematically, whether in explicitly comparative studies, or by the grouping of studies. More information can be found here:

    FREE ACCESS to the special issue of the Journal of Early American History (JEAH) that focuses on the Two Row Wampum treaty, a historical agreement between the Dutch and the Iroquois, is available. Read Volume 3, Issue 1 on

    For more information on this media alert please contact Nozomi Goto ( or + 31 71 5353 553).
    For customer queries please contact or

    About Brill (
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 700 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit

    View this media alert online:

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    March 25th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP‑20‑201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with developing a flexible model for DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) that works for publishers, vendors, aggregators, and libraries. The draft Recommended Practice discusses and makes recommendations about key aspects of DDA, goals and objectives of a DDA program, choosing parameters of the program, profiling options, managing MARC records for DDA, removing materials from the consideration pool, assessment of the program, providing long-term access to un-owned content, consortial considerations for DDA, and public library DDA.

    “Libraries have embraced DDA because it has the potential to rebalance the collection away from possible use toward immediate need,” stated Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at University of Denver Libraries and NISO DDA Working Group Co-chair. “It is important that, regardless of the model used, the program be sustainable for publishers, vendors, and libraries, that there is some free discovery without triggering purchase, and that discovery is integrated in some way with other tools in use by the library. This Recommended Practice addresses all those issues and more.”

    “The guidelines in this draft Recommended Practice will allow libraries to develop DDA plans for both electronic and print books that meet differing local collecting and budgetary needs while also allowing consortial participation and cross-aggregator implementation,” explained Barbara Kawecki, Director of Sales, Western U.S. at YBP Library Services and NISO DDA Working Group Co-chair. “Although DDA has been adopted primarily by academic libraries, greater interest in and use of DDA by public libraries is expected in the future and these recommendations should work equally well for them.”

    “The DDA Working Group conducted focus groups and surveyed a wide variety of existing users of DDA prior to developing their recommendations,” said Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Director for Programs. “We are interested in feedback on this draft Recommended Practice from organizations already involved with DDA as well as those just getting started or considering a DDA program. This feedback will be used to make any needed revisions to the document before final publication of the recommendations.”

    The draft recommended practice is open for public comment through April 24, 2014. To download the draft or submit online comments, visit the Demand-Driven Acquisition Working Group webpage at:

    Cynthia Hodgson

    Technical Editor / Consultant

    National Information Standards Organization


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