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    March 5th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, March 5, 2014- LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Public Library Association Conference (PLA) scheduled for March 11-15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    LibLime, as a division of PTFS, will be presenting LibLime Koha 4.18, which is scheduled for production release later this month. The arrival of LibLime Koha 4.18 includes substantial modifications to the application, such as:

    • Architectural changes to the fines and fees sub-module
    • Enhanced authority control support, including authority merge
    • Expanded functionality for SIP2

    To find out more about LibLime Koha 4.18, email to request a presentation, or visit LibLime in booth 1908 at the conference.

    About the PLA Division of the American Library Association (ALA)
    The PLA division of ALA was formed seventy years ago in 1944 to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service. Today, PLA includes nine thousand members and is the largest library association in the world. PLA hosts the Public Library Association Conference every two years as a forum for public library community members to learn from professionals and innovators.

    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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    March 5th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Information Services to Provide
    Rosetta Stone Language-Learning Resources to Libraries
    ~ EBSCO Information Services Partners with Rosetta Stone to Supply Academic
    and Public Libraries in the U.S. and Canada ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 5, 2014 — Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of education technology and language learning solutions, will soon be available to U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries through a distribution partnership with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO announced today that it will redistribute Rosetta Stone’s well-known interactive language-learning software in the U.S. and Canada.

    Rosetta Stone provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns. The company’s proprietary language-learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock natural language learning ability in everyone—are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today, the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog).

    Rob Mercer, Rosetta Stone’s Vice President of Sales, Enterprise & Education, says, “This strategic partnership with EBSCO enables Rosetta Stone to better serve academic and public libraries and their constituents throughout the U.S. and Canada. We know there’s a high demand for Rosetta Stone language solutions within the library community, and by joining forces with EBSCO, we can provide these important institutions with extraordinary public access to our core language-learning technology. It is a terrifically exciting partnership for everyone involved.”

    Senior Vice President of Business Development for EBSCO Information Services, Mark Herrick says the deal with Rosetta Stone allows EBSCO to serve the needs of its library customers in new and unique ways. “Rosetta Stone provides a dynamic, cutting-edge approach to language learning, and by offering courses in 30 different languages to libraries, we believe we’ll help academic and public libraries serve their end-users better and address the growing need for language education in our communities.”

    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 Rosetta Stone Inc.
    Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing the way the world learns. The company’s innovative technology-driven language and reading solutions are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). Since 2013, Rosetta Stone has expanded beyond language and deeper into education-technology with its acquisitions of Livemocha, Lexia Learning, Vivity Labs, and Tell Me More. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA, and has offices around the world. For more information, visit
    “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

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

    Rosetta Stone:
    Jonathan Mudd
    Head of Global Communications

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    March 5th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Maxwell's Handbook for RDA:
    Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21

    In this clear and comprehensive resource, cataloguing expert Robert L. Maxwell, author of Maxwell’s Handbook for AACR2 brings his trademark practical commentary to bear on the new, unified cataloguing standard. From books to electronic materials to music and beyond, Maxwell:

    • Explains the conceptual grounding of RDA, including FRBR and FRAD
    • Addresses the nuances of how cataloguing will, and won’t, change in the MARC21 environment
    • Shows cataloguers how to create and work with authority records of persons, families, corporate bodies, geographic entities, works, and expressions
    • Explores recording relationships, working with records of manifestations and items, and more
    • Provides numerous sample records to illustrate RDA principles.

    Comprehensive in its coverage, the book will aid readers in understanding and becoming comfortable with the potentially forbidding new structure of RDA and contains appendices that discuss the treatment of specialised materials.

    Maxwell's Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21: March 2014, 912pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-85604-832-3, £59.95) is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. The book is available in North America through ALA Editions.

    Press contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597

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    March 5th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the world’s largest database of records representing resources in libraries worldwide. Links to WorldCat are now available on

    Many FamilySearch records added to WorldCat represent large collections of vital information, such as birth and death records from localities all over the world. If digitized, these records link back to where they can be viewed online. If on film, these records can be requested from FamilySearch to a satellite or affiliate FamilySearch Family History Center. FamilySearch records with a corresponding WorldCat record will indicate a library or libraries that hold the item.

    “Many of the books in the FamilySearch library collection are also in other collections of other public and academic libraries and appear in WorldCat,” said Steve Fox, Product Manager for FamilySearch. “This means genealogists using the FamilySearch Catalog may now be able to find additional copies of books and other sources at libraries closer to them. Many additional materials related to their research that are not in the FamilySearch collection will also be discoverable in the collections of other libraries that include their holdings in WorldCat.”

    “The FamilySearch Catalog and WorldCat have been tremendous resources for genealogy research for many years,” said Chip Nilges, Vice President of Business Development, OCLC. “OCLC and FamilySearch are bringing these great resources together through our data sharing partnership. We will continue to update these resources through our ongoing partnership to continue to improve and enhance the tools available for genealogy researchers around the world.”

    Those who start their research by using the FamilySearch Catalog now have access to unique and freely available sources that libraries can offer, including:

    • Local histories of counties, cities and regions
    • Maps, photos and other images
    • Local biographies and profiles of prominent citizens
    • City directories, catalogs, inventories and original manuscript materials.

    FamilySearch has been a pioneer in the use of technology and processes for image capture, digital conversion, preservation, online indexing and online access and adds over 400 million new digital images each year to Those who start their research by using WorldCat will have access to collections from FamilySearch that include historic documents of genealogical value such as:

    • Civil registration records
    • Church records
    • Probate, census, land and tax records
    • Military records
    • Family histories
    • Clan and lineage genealogies
    • Oral pedigrees
    • Local histories

    OCLC is sponsoring a program, “What Do Genealogists Really Want from a Public Library?” at the PLA Conference on Saturday, March 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Wabash Ballroom 1 of the Indiana Convention Center. More about the event is at

    Steve Fox, Product Manager for FamilySearch, will also be in the OCLC Booth (1331) during PLA to answer questions on Thursday, March 13, 10:00–10:15 a.m., and 4:00–4:15 p.m.; and Friday, March 14, 10:00–10:15 a.m.

    About FamilySearch
    FamilySearch International ( is a world leader in gathering, preserving, and sharing historical records that document the life events of humankind. FamilySearch is as a nonprofit, noncommercial organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch and its predecessors have more than 100 years of experience in working with thousands of government, church, and private archives around the world to digitize and preserve their record collections at little or no cost. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at or through over 4,800 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    About OCLC
    Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website at