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    January 17th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Gale and NC LIVE Help North Carolinians Prepare for College and Career Advancement

    North Carolina residents now have free access to Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center, an online resource offering test preparation, college readiness and career development

    RALEIGH, N.C. and Farmington Hills, Mich. – January 17, 2018 – NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide library consortium, has partnered with Gale, a Cengage company, to provide more than 200 academic and public libraries across North Carolina with access to Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center, an interactive eLearning tool powered by Peterson’s®, the leading provider of education and career guidance. This tool provides college and career planning assistance to help users make informed, confident decisions about their professional future.

    Any North Carolinian with a library card can use Testing & Education Reference Center to prepare for standardized tests, research undergraduate and graduate programs, find tuition assistance and explore potential careers. Additionally, users can prepare for certification exams, get advice on their resumes and cover letters, prepare for job interviews and learn more about networking. Testing & Education Reference Center is accessible 24/7 on any computer or mobile device.

    “The job market in North Carolina is in flux and college tuition continues to increase. As North Carolinians choose first careers, or decide to change careers and potentially go back to school, we want to help them make informed decisions,” said Rob Ross, Executive Director at NC LIVE. “The Testing & Education Reference Center is an online resource that will help our residents choose the best professional path and prepare them for success.”

    Whether it’s searching for the right college, finding the pathway to a new career, preparing for a licensing exam, or transitioning from the military to a civilian career, Testing & Education Reference Center contains in-depth information on colleges, technical schools, entrance exams, career development resources and more to help North Carolinians achieve their dreams.

    Testing & Education Reference Center provides North Carolina residents with:

    • Test prep: Full-length, timed practice exams that simulate the actual testing experience for AP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, HiSET, TASC, LSAT, GRE exams and more. Additionally, career-oriented test prep for nursing programs (NCLEX), military (ASVAB), teaching (Praxis) and cosmetology are also included. Diagnostic pre-tests help users determine where they stand and how much preparation they need before taking an exam.

    • College planning: Intuitive searches and quick results deliver information on more than 4,000 accredited schools, including school location, tuition, academics, admission requirements, campus life and much more.

    • Financial aid tools: Helps students and parents discover financial aid sources and funding tips with tools like scholarship search, financial aid award analyzer, college savings calculator, tuition cost finder and more.

    • Career development: The Resume Builder and Virtual Careers Library tools assist students and job seekers in building essential career skills. Users at any career stage can learn how to build a resume, cover letter and get interviewing tips.

    • International tools: Helps individuals prepare to pass the TOEFL (iBT), TOEFL (PBT), TOEIC and U.S. Citizenship tests with online practice tests and eBooks.

    “NC LIVE shares Gale’s passion and commitment to helping libraries empower learning and we are thrilled to partner with them,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Preparation is key to education achievement. Testing & Education Reference Center provides libraries with essential planning and guidance resources to help North Carolina residents determine and embark on new education and career paths.”

    North Carolina residents interested in exploring the testing and career resource can visit: http://nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=425.

    About NC LIVE
    NC LIVE North Carolina’s state library consortium that offers electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business and investing, to health, history and genealogy. eBooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines, newspapers, journals, language-learning tools, and other online materials available through NC LIVE are designed for at-home use, and are available from any Internet connection via library websites, and through www.nclive.org. All North Carolinians have access to NC LIVE resources through local public libraries, community colleges, or college and university libraries.

    About Peterson’s
    Peterson’s®, a Nelnet company, has been your trusted educational publisher for over 50 years. It’s a milestone we’re quite proud of, as we continue to provide the most accurate, dependable, high-quality education content in the field, providing students with everything they need to succeed. No matter where they are on their academic or professional path, they can rely on Peterson’s publications and its online resources at Petersons.com for the most up-to-date education exploration data, admissions resources, expert test prep, and scholarship tools – everything they need to achieve their goals.

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when, and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

    Follow Gale on:

    • Twitter - https://twitter.com/galecengage
    • Gale Blog - http://blog.gale.com/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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    January 17th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of David Haynes’ Metadata of Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use.

    David Haynes has fully revised his classic metadata textbook to bring it up to date with new technologies and standards. It builds on the concept of metadata through an exploration of its purposes and uses as well as considering the main aspects of metadata management and includes brand new chapters on ‘Very Large Data Collections’ and the ‘Politics and Ethics of Metadata’.

    Haynes said, ‘My book is international in coverage and sets out to introduce the concepts behind metadata. It focuses on the ways metadata is used to manage and retrieve information. It discusses the roles of metadata in information governance as well as exploring its use in the context of social media, linked open data and big data’.

    The book will be essential reading for students of library and information science, museums, library, archives and records management professionals, publishers and managers of institutional repositories and research data sets.

    Neil Wilson, Head of Collection Metadata at The British Library said, ‘Metadata has evolved from being a specialist interest to become a mainstream topic of relevance to anyone concerned with accurate and efficient information management. David Haynes has produced a clear, comprehensive and timely overview of how metadata shapes our digital age, why it’s a key organisational asset and how its value can be released through the use of key standards and technologies.’
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    Press and review copies contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
    Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk
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    Link to the cover image:
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    Metadata of Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use | Jan 2018 | 288pp | paperback: 9781856048248| £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301157 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302161

    David Haynes PhD MBCS FCLIP conducts research into Privacy and Metadata at the Department of Library and Information Science at City, University of London. He is also an Honorary Tutor at the Centre for Archives and Information Studies (CAIS) at the University of Dundee where he specialises in Metadata and Taxonomies. He has been involved in library and information consultancy and research for more than 35 years during which time he has worked on information retrieval, information policy and information governance issues, latterly specialising in privacy and data protection. He is Chair of the UK Chapter of ISKO, the International Society for Knowledge Organization.
    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

    More information can be found here: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=048248

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    January 16th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions team will be exhibiting at Ontario Library Association (OLA) Library Super Conference 2018  from January 31 - February 3. We will be at booth 325. 

    We will be available for demoing and answering questions about the Koha open source integrated library system. Come see what's new and explore Koha!

    We would love to see you, catch up and share some time together. Please stop by and say hello!

     

    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.

    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: http://koha-community.org/

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    January 15th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 15 January 2018

    International publisher Brill is participating in a pilot with Publons, the online platform for peer reviewer recognition.

    Via Publons, academics can track, verify and showcase their peer review and editorial contributions across the world's academic journals. Publons is freely available for academics. As an acknowledgement of the importance of peer review, Brill has integrated ten journals with Publons, for the duration of one year.

    The ten journals participating in the pilot:
    African and Asian Studies
    Amphibia-Reptilia
    Animal Biology
    Asian Journal of Social Science
    Behaviour
    Crustaceana
    Insect Systematics and Evolution
    Journal of Moral Philosophy
    Nematology
    Society and Animals

    For these ten journals, peer reviewers will receive an invitation to automatically add a verified record of each review performed to their Publons profile, when submitting the report. With this pilot, Brill aims to build more effective, long-lasting relationships with peer reviewers, ensuring peer reviewers get the credit they deserve for their critical work.

    For more information on the pilot, contact Mr. Marti Huetink, Publishing Director at Brill, via huetink@brill.com, or visit the Publons website: https://publons.com/in/brill/

    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, Education, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,400 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 www.brill.com.

    About Publons & Clarivate Analytics
    Publons works with researchers, publishers and research institutions to speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review. Publons was founded in 2013 and is now part of Clarivate Analytics. For more information, please visit: publons.com

    About Clarivate Analytics
    Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit clarivate.com.

    View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-participates-pilot-reviewer-website-publons

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    January 8th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    8th January 2018

    Academics and the general public alike need help managing the digital information they create and save every day. But how can librarians and archivists translate their professional knowledge into practical skills that novices can apply to their own projects? The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving helps information professionals break down archival concepts and best practices into teachable solutions. Whether it’s an academic needing help preserving their scholarly records, a student developing their data literacy skills or someone backing up family photos and videos to protect against hard-drive failure, this book will show information professionals how to offer assistance.

    Featuring contributions from experts working in a variety of contexts this practical resource will help librarians, digital curators and archivists empower people from all walks of life to take charge of their personal digital materials. Key coverage includes explanations of common terms in plain language, quick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requests and guidance on how to archive social media posts, digital photographs and web content.

    Marshall said, “From the outset, my intention has been for this book to be used as a primer for information professionals who haven’t been quite sure how to approach personal digital archiving (PDA) yet. My hope is that they become not just informed but also excited to pass along critical skills that will help equip members of their communities to have a less painful and more fruitful PDA journey. I am convinced that sharing even simple principles for how to store, share, and preserve digital objects will benefit our users in both their personal and professional lives. The chapters are intentionally practitioner-focused so that after finishing this book, readers will feel ready to start conversations and make amazing things happen within their communities.”

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    The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving | Dec 2017 | 304pp | paperback: 9781783302666 | £59.95
    Brianna H Marshall is director of research services at the University of California, Riverside. Previously, she was digital curation coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds master of library science and master of information science degrees from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | 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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