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    March 29th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 29 March 2018

    Critical Latin America is the title of a new series, forthcoming with academic publisher Brill, focusing on the historical and contemporary currents, connections, and conflicts of Latin Americans’ ideas and identities.

    Edited by David Carey Jr., Loyola University Maryland, and Renata Keller, University of Nevada at Reno, the series focuses on the intersections of identities—gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class—and such public and private fora as politics, culture, art, religion, and family. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series also examines how forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge (particularly scientific and medical), social movements, education, and the environment shape the ideas, identities, and lived experiences of Latin Americans.

    The monographs and edited volumes published in the series will be peer reviewed, and available in print and online. Critical Latin America fits strategically with Brill’s growing portfolios in American Studies and Social Sciences.

    Series editors David Carey Jr. and Renata Keller comment: "Poised to consider the dynamics of history from the micro to the macro level, this exciting new series examines Latin American lives and nations from colonial times to the present. Books in the series will explore how identities and forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge, social movements, education, and the environment have shaped each other and Latin American realities, past and present."

    The editors invite proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions, in English.

    For more information about this book series visit or contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via

    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 Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Biology, Education, Social Sciences 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 print and online. 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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    March 28th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., March 27, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Perry Memorial Library in Vance County, North Carolina successfully migrated to Evergreen within NC Cardinal Consortium (NC Cardinal).

    The migration of Perry Memorial Library added 81,667 bibliographic records and 27,164 patrons to NC Cardinal. The process included the conversion of bibliographic, item, patron and all current transaction records as well as the de-duplication of bibliographic records against the larger, NC Cardinal database. In addition, Equinox provided project management, software configuration, and Evergreen training onsite and remotely.

    "It is always a pleasure helping new libraries join the larger Evergreen community and showing them the advantages of leveraging open source and open source communities,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst for Equinox. “Perry staff were a pleasure to work with and I am sure NC Cardinal libraries will be enriched from their joining as much as Perry will mutually benefit."

    NC Cardinal is part of a growing consortia of libraries in North Carolina aiming to increase accessibility and resource sharing through the implementation of a single library catalog. Perry Memorial Library’s migration gives their patrons access to the consortium's 6.4 million records.

    “Perry Memorial Library was a great group to work with,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “Our onsite training was interrupted by a snow storm, but even that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the staff. They always had great questions. They are going to be a great addition to NC Cardinal and the Evergreen community.”

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit

    About Evergreen
    Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see

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    March 23rd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized


    Kat Kamp | Marketing Department
    Backstage Library Works | Provo, Utah & Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Phone: 801.356.1852 | Fax: 801.356.8220 |

    PROVO, Utah, March 22, 2018–– Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce its conference schedule from March through June, 2018.

    Backstage representatives will be present as attendees, sponsors or exhibitors at these library conferences:

    Public Library Association (PLA)
    March 21-23
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Exhibiting – Booth 1425

    Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives (MARAC)
    April 12-14
    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    Customers of SirsiDynix Users Group, Inc. (COSUGI)
    April 16-18
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Exhibiting – Booth 201

    Archiving 2018: Digitization Preservation, and Access
    April 17-20
    Washington, District of Columbia
    Attending & Presenting

    Innovative Users Group (IUG)
    April 24-26
    Orlando, Florida
    Exhibiting – Booth 604

    Ex Libris Users of North America (ELUNA)
    May 1-4
    Spokane, Washington

    Special Libraries Association (SLA)
    June 11-13
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Exhibiting – Booth 328

    American Library Association (ALA)
    June 22-25
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Exhibiting – Booth 2558

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 30 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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    March 22nd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    22nd March 2018

    New edition of the essential textbook for collection development and management in libraries

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the fourth edition of Peggy Johnson’s Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management.

    Peggy Johnson has revised and fully updated this textbook to provide a timely and valuable new resource for LIS students and professionals. Each chapter offers complete introductory coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, before including numerous suggestions for further reading and study. A range of practical case studies are included to illustrate and explore all of the issues discussed.

    Johnson said, ‘The twenty-first century has brought into question the role and value of collection development as a professional specialty. The shift from collections-centered to services-centered libraries, patron-driven acquisitions, consortial buying, serial bundles, aggregator e-book packages, mass digitizing projects, ubiquitous access to digital content, and the growth of open access can raise uncertainties about what a collections librarian’s responsibilities might be. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management is based on the premise that the collections librarian’s role in this complex and evolving environment is now more important than ever.’

    This book will be useful as a comprehensive introduction and learning tool for LIS students, a timely update for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work.

    Technical Services Quarterly declared that the previous edition of the book, ‘must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management…the first place to go for reliable and informative advice.’ The CILIP Rare Books Newsletter described it as, ‘an excellent summary of vital areas of collections development and management, which can also act as a guide to those navigating this challenging area of the profession in such times of rapid change.’

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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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    Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management | March 2018 | 464pp | paperback: 9781783302741 | £69.95

    Peggy Johnson has published several books, including ALA Editions’ Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials, edited the peer-reviewed journal Library Resources & Technical Services for more than nine years and continues to edit Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional. She teaches as an adjunct professor in the MLIS program at St. Catherine University and received the ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

    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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    March 22nd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ End Users Will Be Able to Discover and Seamlessly Access All Library Resources via Secure and Reliable Access Management System ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — March 22, 2018 — The GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online) consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials. The software delivers all of GALILEO’s library resources to its 10 million users by simply having them sign in via a single login.

    The GALILEO community, comprised of 400 libraries including those in academic and technical colleges, K-12 and public libraries, strives to provide unlimited and easy access to information for citizens of the state of Georgia. College students will seamlessly access GALILEO services on or off campus with one login, one time. Public library patrons and K-12 students will be also be able to utilize content in the library, at home, at work or wherever they go with their devices: One login, one time. With the implementation of OpenAthens, the need for users to sign in through multiple logins or for administrators to create complicated authentication processes is eliminated. GALILEO will benefit from an easily managed system, access in one place for all users, privacy protection for their libraries and huge reductions in time saved managing proxy servers on IT development.

    OpenAthens also provides usage statistics which map content usage by individual users while preserving their privacy. It provides a federated SAML-based approach to single sign-on that is more secure, reliable, and transparent than IP recognition and involves minimum or no involvement of IT resources. GALILEO will gain improvements in reporting and analysis of resource use with access to better, accurate data that helps target resource investment more effectively.

    GALILEO Executive Director Lucy Harrison says the agreement will provide many benefits to their consortium, including valuable data. “The OpenAthens authentication solution will help us redesign the login process for all GALILEO users, and provide valuable insight into the ways patrons use library resources. We are thrilled to provide this service for libraries in Georgia.”

    OpenAthens Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Brooksbank, says “GALILEO has joined the OpenAthens Federation to upgrade its current IP authentication solution to OpenAthens federated single sign-on for on-and off-site provision. The new strategic partnership with GALILEO and EBSCO in North America enable both sides to learn more about best practices as the relationship starts with an in-depth user experience design phase. GALILEO will use OpenAthens to better serve its member organizations and patrons with secure, easy, authentication to their digital resources that will increase engagement opportunities for all.”

    Vice President of Software-as-a-Service Innovation at EBSCO, Tim Lull, says EBSCO and OpenAthens have developed a close working relationship over the past few years to integrate OpenAthens and EBSCO products in order to provide a better experience for mutual customers. “The partnership between EBSCO and OpenAthens brings together two critical software experiences for libraries. EBSCO Discovery Service™, combined with OpenAthens, provides researchers with a complete solution that joins article level discovery with seamless access; anytime, anywhere and on any device. The positive impact of the software integration will be factually measurable for libraries with more granular statistical reporting. OpenAthens also provides innovative improvements for resource accessibility and security.”

    About OpenAthens
    OpenAthens offers identity and access management solutions and supports membership of the OpenAthens Federation. Our mission is to remove barriers to knowledge and connect people to information. More than 4 million users worldwide in over 2,600 organizations across 200+ countries benefit from OpenAthens. Our international customer base ranges from education and research organizations, to government, charities, corporates, publishers and other service providers.
    OpenAthens is part of Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company based in Bath, UK, with a range of services that span identity and access management, managed cloud services, cyber resilience and applications integration. For more information visit our website, watch our videos and follow us on Twitter. For more information please contact

    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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