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    March 19th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, Mich., March 19, 2014 – In celebration of National Library Week April 13-19, Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, is calling all library lovers to show how their library makes their community a more beautiful place—physically or metaphorically. To enter, library staff, students or patrons need only to submit a picture of the nominated library along with a short write-up for any of the 5 award categories. One “Best of Category” winner will be selected per category and will receive $500. One grand prize winner will be awarded “Best in Show” and take home $2,500. Categories include:

    • Most Unique Structure/Art Installation: Is there a particular piece of art or sculpture that's always a topic of conversation at your library? Then please, show and tell.
    • Greatest Historical Treasure: Whether it’s your building itself or something within your collections, share its story and historical significance.
    • Most Modern Architecture: There is nothing wrong with tradition but show off your twenty-first century look.
    • Coolest Internal Space: From a whimsical children’s space to a hip teen area, tech hub or academic retreat, show why students and patrons are flocking to enter and reluctant to leave.
    • Best Curb Appeal: Show us what your library looks like from the road and why it’s making people stop in their tracks.

    What: Gale’s “Libraries are Beautiful - Inside and Out” National Library Week Photo Contest. Submit a high resolution digital photo and 250 word write-up at A Gale representative, along with a panel of judges – experts in art, architecture and design – will narrow the submissions to a top 5 per category, after which the nominees will be encouraged to share their image for popular vote. Popular vote will select category and overall winners.

    Who: All U.S. libraries can be nominated to win. Nominations can be submitted by library staff, friends and users.

    When: Submissions will be accepted March 19 – 28. Winners will be announced during National Library Week in April.

    Why: Because libraries are beautiful – inside and out! Libraries improve the lives of those who use them. In honor of National Library Week, Gale is committed to helping promote the value of libraries and how libraries help make their communities brighter.

    Details: Please visit for complete contest rules.

    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 19th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Georgia Public Library Service to Offer NoveList Select™
    ~ The Readers’ Advisory Service Will Help Readers Discover
    Even More at the State’s Public Libraries ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 19, 2014 — The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is helping library patrons find great books to read by offering NoveList Select™, the catalog enrichment service from NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Readers will be able to see reading recommendations, series information and e-resource recommendations directly in the library catalog.

    By putting the answers to frequently asked questions and information about books into the catalog, NoveList helps make the content easily available to users and staff. Each one of a library’s title records becomes a virtual display that showcase a library’s collection and database resources. As a result, information that librarians have been using to answer questions is now available in the resource readers already use – the library’s catalog. Libraries that have implemented NoveList Select have seen an increase in use of NoveList content.

    GPLS will subscribe to this service on behalf of all of Georgia's public libraries. This will increase access to resources from GALILEO, the state's virtual library. This will be especially beneficial for those libraries that compose the Georgia Library Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES) as this will increase access to an already extensive collection of materials to other resources from a single search interface.

    PINES is the public library automation and lending network for more than 275 libraries and affiliated service outlets in almost 140 countries, has created a statewide “borderless library” that provides equal access to information for all Georgians. The PINES shared collection has 9.6 million books and other materials that can be delivered to a user’s home library free of charge. PINES aims to increase the availability of the books in the collections of Georgia’s public libraries to every citizen in the state and with NoveList Select, readers will be able to discover even more of the books in the state’s public libraries. The network uses the Evergreen open-source ILS which was originally developed by the Georgia Public Library Service in 2006. Today, Evergreen is used by more than 1000 libraries world-wide.

    PINES Program Director Elizabeth McKinney believes NoveList Select will make it possible for people to discover new resources. “We are delighted to make NoveList Select available to Georgia’s public libraries. The resources available through this service will allow our patrons to integrate recommendations for GALILEO’s electronic resources into the PINES catalog. This will facilitate the discovery of materials available to our patrons that they may not have otherwise known about.”

    For more information on NoveList Select, visit

    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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    March 19th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Library and Information Science: A guide to key literature and sources (

    In this unique annotated bibliography, author Michael Bemis does not just compile a simple list of sources, he digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works and covers recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

    A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography:

    • Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloguing, reference work, and library architecture
    • Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject
    • Offers appendices detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature.

    This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, LIS students and anyone working in the field.

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    Library and Information Science: A guide to key literature and sources. (March 2014, 308pp, paperback, ISBN: 978-1-78330-002-0, £49.95) 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 19th, 2014LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    North Bethesda, MD, March 19, 2014- Penrose Community Library, located in Penrose, CO, is now live in the AspenCat LibLime Koha Union Catalog for all collection and patron management services.

    The Penrose Community Library staff worked with LibLime Project Managment to migrate bibliographic, item, and patron data from their legacy ILS system to the LibLime Koha application. With the addition of the Penrose Community Library, there are now over 780,000 items and nearly 485,000 bibliographic records in the CLiC AspenCat Union Catalog.

    About Penrose Community Library
    The initiative to build Penrose Community Library began in 1986 when the Penrose Chamber of Commerce formed a library committee to the meet the challenge of adding a library to its growing community. The Committee moved quickly and in 1987, Penrose Community Library opened in a donated 450 square foot space. Since then, the Penrose Community Library has grown to over fifteen times its original size. The circulation of the library’s collection and number of walk-in visits has also doubled since the library’s opening.

    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 700,000 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. For more information, please contact Shannon O’Grady at 303-422-1150 or

    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