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    June 6th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    IPSWICH, Mass. — June 6, 2017 — The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) are making it easier for seven librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference after winning EBSCO-ALA scholarships.. Each scholarship provides up to $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel and other expenses to the conference taking place in Chicago on June 22-27.

    These awards are given annually to help facilitate the rich opportunities for professional development and networking that the conference offers librarians. Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury.

    The scholarship winners include five first-time attendees from the U.S. and beyond. The winners are:
    • Elizabeth DeZouche, Instruction Librarian, Thomas University Library, Thomasville, Georgia.
    • Hannah Buckland, Director of Library Services, Bezhigoogahbow Library, Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, Minnesota.
    • Heather Brown, Teacher & Librarian (Grades K-8), St. Joseph School, Herndon, Virginia.
    • Iman Powe-Maynard, School Librarian, Leonard Dober Elementary, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
    • Lauren Seegmiller, Public Services Apprentice, Norlin Library, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
    • Ramon Masis Rojas, Associate Professor, Library Information Science School, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
    • Regina Sierra Carter, Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

    As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay explaining how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. Hannah Buckland of the Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake, Minnesota wrote how “the knowledge…and connections [she] make[s]” at the conference would help to “continue innovating digital literacy outreach across the [Leech Lake] Reservation.”

    EBSCO is dedicated to supporting the library community around the world and maintains a long tradition of co-sponsoring scholarships to ALA conferences that provide funds for conference registration, travel and expenses. The scholarship recipients will be honored by EBSCO and ALA representatives during the conference at a breakfast on Sunday, June 25th.

    About ALA
    The American Library Association (ALA) is a nonprofit professional organization of more than 57,000 librarians, library trustees, and other friends of libraries dedicated to providing and improving library services and promoting the public interest in a free and open information society:

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

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    June 6th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized


    Nathan Curulla
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    The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical 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 Heath Sciences Library at New York Medical College, of Valhalla, NY. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library’s 40,000 plus holdings from Voyager and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library’s implementation of Koha also interfaces with the Summon Discovery System that is being utilized by the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at:

    The Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New York Medical College (NYMC) serves the three schools of New York Medical College and affiliated members of the NYMC community and their programs at approximately two dozen clinical sites. In serving this diverse clientele the HSL offers a full range of services and facilities: comfortable study space for students, group study rooms, up-to-date computing facilities and networks, and training rooms on campus. A wide array of the most appropriate resources are purchased, many of which are remotely accessible to our students, residents and faculty, who are spread geographically from Staten Island to Kingston to Danbury, CT. Expert health sciences librarians have developed training programs that are designed to meet the current and emerging information management needs of our community. In addition, the HSL is committed to conducting outreach programs for the seven county Hudson Valley region of New York State.

    About New York Medical College:
    Since 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has trained generations of students from all over the world to deliver skilled and compassionate medical care, explore the basic science questions that lead to important discoveries, and provide leadership in the field of public health and essential services to people with specialized care needs.

    With three schools – School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and School of Health Sciences and Practice – on one campus in Westchester County, New York, NYMC offers a large catchment area that enables our students to treat and work with culturally and economically diverse populations, and pursue a wide range of career, residency and internship opportunities. Our affiliate hospitals are some of the finest in the tri-state area, and our faculty is unsurpassed in their dedication and skill. For more information please visit:

    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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    June 6th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of Laura A Millar’s Archives: Principles and practices

    Originally published in 2010, the second edition of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award-winning textbook, Archives: Principles and practices, has been extensively revised to address the impact of digital technologies on records and archives.

    Written in clear language with lively examples, the book introduces core archival concepts, explains best-practice approaches and discusses the central activities that archivists need to understand to ensure the documentary materials in their charge are cared for as effectively as possible.

    Author Laura A Millar said, “Archivists search, sometimes in vain, for a balance between abstract theory and traditional practice, both of which can become increasingly arcane or impractical over time. My book seeks to strike a balance between principles and practices. It is as much a ‘why-to’ book as a ‘how-to’ book”.

    Part of the Principles and Practice in Records Management and Archives series, this book will be essential reading for archival practitioners, archival studies students and professors, librarians, museum curators, local authorities, small governments, public libraries, community museums, corporations, associations and other agencies with archival responsibility.

    Laura A Millar is an independent consultant in the fields of records, archives and information management, publishing and education. She has taught records, archives and information management courses in universities and colleges in Canada and internationally and is the author of dozens of books and articles on a range of topics. In 2010, the first edition of Archives: Principles and practices was awarded the prestigious Waldo Gifford Leland Award from the Society of American Archivists in recognition of its ‘superior excellence and usefulness in the fields of archival history, theory, or practice.’

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    Press and review copies contact:

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


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    Archives: Principles and practices| May 2017 | 352pp | paperback: 9781783302062| £49.95 | hardback: 9781783302079 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302086

    The book 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. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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