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    April 11th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized


    Nathan Curulla
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    Blake Austin College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Library at Blake Austin College, of Vacaville, CA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

    About Blake Austin College:
    Blake Austin College’s vision is to provide each student a quality educational experience in a safe, environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence. Our hands-on approach supports the student from the introduction of training through the employment process. We are dedicated to providing education programs that are relevant to current employment demands.

    Blake Austin College staff and faculty are challenged to administer to each individual and is receptive to each student’s needs, ability and capacity to learn. Each person on our staff supports our goals to do what is right for the right reason and to help a fellow human succeed with confidence, respect and dignity.

    At Blake Austin College, our nationally accredited programs represent the real-world, real knowledge, hands-on skills and preparation for licensure for all programs. At Blake Austin College you will graduate job-ready, prepared to excel in your career. With our certificate programs you get a quality education so you can start working within your chosen career field upon graduation and licensure.

    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, HTML5, 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 Koha 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 for Koha support 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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    April 11th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore – 11 April 2017

    International publisher Brill launches a new journal: Shii Studies Review, in collaboration with Professor Sabine Schmidtke and Dr Hassan Ansari, General Editors, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA.

    Brill adds the peer-reviewed journal to its growing publishing portfolio in Shii thought and traditions, spanning across Brill publishing areas, such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Iran and Persian Studies, Asian Studies (Central and South Asia), Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History.

    Shii Studies Review will initially consist of two issues per year, and will be available online and in print. Its inaugural issue will be published this April and is dedicated to Professor Hossein Modarressi in recognition of his enormous contributions to Shii Studies.

    Shii Studies Review’s advisory board member Professor Etan Kohlberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) said that "with the greatly increased interest in Shiism in recent years, this new peer-reviewed journal provides a much-needed forum for informed, reliable and up-to-date studies on the history, culture, law, philosophy and literature of Shiism in its variegated forms. Led by an international editorial and advisory board, the journal takes a broad perspective on the rich traditions of Shiism within the general field of Islamic studies, and should thus be welcomed by both specialists and students."

    “This new journal fits in very well with Brill’s wider publishing portfolio and with our current strategy within the Islamic Studies publishing program to embrace diverse scholarly traditions,” says Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill and responsible for the new journal at Brill. “Shii Studies Review with its new accompanying book series, Shii Islam: Texts and Studies, is yet another important addition to our growing scholarly forum for research on Shiism, which also includes the Encyclopaedia Islamica and two recently added book series on Shiism.”

    The journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts on Shii thought and traditions, and can be reached at

    For general information about this journal, please contact Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Acquisitions Editor at Brill:, or visit

    For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals:; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

    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. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 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

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