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    October 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 17, 2017 — Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by March 9, 2018.

    The SEE-IT Award was created in partnership by EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Finalists for the 2018 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2018, and the winner will be announced in June 2018 at EBSCO’s School and Public Library Luncheon at ALA-Annual in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Book Strategy and Product Management, Ken Breen, says the SEE-IT Award was created to highlight and promote the positive influence that youth graphic novels have on young readers. “Last year we had a great response to the SEE-IT Award. We’ve seen the growth of youth graphic novels first-hand as a major provider of readers’ advisory services and book recommendations. The SEE-IT Award celebrates author and illustrator excellence in the genre, and allows us to provide recognition to graphic novels and share the positive impacts that graphic novels have on young readers.”

    In 2017, the SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis, as the inaugural SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by ABRAMS, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance and overall appeal. While members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection.

    The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

    Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at prior to the March 9, 2018 deadline.

    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:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 3485

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    October 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Jessica Zairo
    (888) 900-8944

    ByWater Solutions' Koha Klassmates Program Reaches 36 Library Schools

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that Koha Klassmates has now been adopted in 36 library schools nationwide. Koha Klassmates is a program that provides free hosted Koha installations for library schools. Teachers utilize their free hosted Koha instance to provide hands on experience for library students, giving them the real world tools and exposure they need before entering the workforce.

    Jeffrey Sabol, Systems Librarian at Long Beach City College, commented on their recent adoption of Koha Klassmates:

    "Our new ILS no longer allowed the suppression of records, and before Long Beach City College Library found Koha Klassmates, the library technology students were no longer able to gain the hands on cataloging experience they once had.  Now they can get hands on experience and be that much more confident with cataloging improving their employability."

    About Koha Klassmates:
    Koha Klassmates is a service of ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support. This service offers free hosted installations of the Koha Open Source ILS to library school instructors in North America for use in their classrooms. Using this service library school students can learn what it means to use a real LMS before entering the workforce. For more information or to sign up 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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