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    May 23rd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Cameron’s Collection Provides Hanover County Public Schools with Educational Resources to Support Teen Mental Health and Wellness

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and Ashland, Va. – May 23, 2018 – With teen mental illness on the rise , Gale, a Cengage company, is providing Hanover County Public School Division with Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks to support teens who are battling with mental health issues, as well as the overall mental health and wellness of the whole child. The collection is accessible online from the division’s middle and high schools’ library web pages, enabling students and parents to privately access the resources anytime, anywhere and school staff to utilize instructionally to assist students in need.

    Hanover County Public School Division is in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area and has over 18,400 prek-12 students that attend 25 schools. More than 10,000 of those students attend the middle and high schools, where the collection is available.

    “As a student-centered school division with a mission of educating the whole child, we view teen mental health and wellness as an essential component of every child’s education and well-being,” said Julie Tate, Library Media Services Curriculum Specialist, Hanover County Public Schools. “Cameron’s Collection provides our students with a digital safe haven, where they can access and explore resources privately to educate themselves and understand the mental health issues they are experiencing.” It’s timeliness, convenience and relevance makes it an invaluable source of information, not just for students and parents, but for our teachers and counselors to use in the classroom or group setting.”

    Cameron’s Collection contains nearly 40 eBook titles, with topics ranging from depression, anxiety and suicide to anorexia, bullying, stress, self-injury and more. The collection also serves as an instructional resource for teachers and counselors to provide guidance to support struggling students.

    With Cameron’s Collection:

    • Students and Parents can privately access content related to sensitive teen issues via Gale’s eBooks on GVRL, from school or their own device as well as discover how to find professional help.

    • Teachers and Counselors can use the collection as an instructional resource to help students in need as well as develop and share lessons that can be used in any classroom or group setting, encourage collaborative planning and wide spread use of a targeted resource.

    The collection was created in honor of Cameron Gallagher, a bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety whose dream was to raise awareness and help erase the stigma about it. At the age of 16, she suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition. Gale, in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation created Cameron’s Collection to ensure schools are equipped with the educational resources to help struggling teens.

    “Cameron’s Collection was built on the foundation of hope, that if teens were battling with anxiety, depression, stress or other forms of mental health issues, they could reach into this collection and find the answers they were seeking,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We applaud Hanover County Public Schools for investing in their students’ mental health and wellness and for partnering with Gale. We are thrilled to provide their school libraries with educational resources to create positive outcomes for learners and educators. Because together, we can empower change.”

    For more information, on Cameron’s Collection, click here: http://bit.ly/2xbLDCO.

    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.

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    May 22nd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan's Exploring Research Data Management.

    Research Data Management (RDM) has become a professional topic of great importance internationally. This has been driven by a number of factors including the 'deluge of data' arising from new types of science, a crisis in confidence in research integrity in certain fields and the mandating of data management by funders and publishers. Exploring Research Data Management provides an accessible introduction and guide to RDM with engaging tasks and case studies for the reader to follow and develop their knowledge.

    Authors Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan said, “This book is a distillation of knowledge gained from talking to people working on RDM over the last five years. Our aim was to capture something of their values, skills and ways of thinking and talking. As such it will help the reader to understand how they can fit into and contribute to this growing area of practice”.

    The book starts by exploring the social world of research and the importance and complexity of data in the research process. It then considers how a multi-professional support service can be created and examines the decisions that need to be made in designing different types of research data service from local policy creation, training, through to creating a data repository. Key topics covered include making the case for Research Data Services, practical data management, data literacy and training researchers, and ethics and research data services.

    This book will be useful reading for librarians and other support professionals who are interested in learning more about RDM and developing Research Data Services in their own institution. It will also be of value to students on librarianship, archives, and information management courses studying topics such as RDM, digital curation, data literacies and open science.
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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 more information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302789
    Link to the cover image: https://www.booksonix.co.uk/facetpublishing/9781783302789.jpg

    Exploring Research Data Management | May 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783302789 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302796 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302802

    Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield and led the RDMRose Project. His research interests include virtual community, social media and library responses to technology. He coordinates Sheffield’s MSc in Digital Library Management.

    Eddy Verbaan is Head of Library Research Support at Sheffield Hallam University. He established a Research Data Management infrastructure at Sheffield Hallam University and worked as a Research Associate at the Information School, The University of Sheffield, on RDM-related projects. He has a PhD in history and an MSc in Digital Library Management.

    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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    May 15th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga. May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

    "Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.

    Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.

    “This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

    The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

    The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. “We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs,” said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

    Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative 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 https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

    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 https://evergreen-ils.org.

    About Above the Treeline
    We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
    Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com

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    May 10th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~Annual Scholarship Enables Librarians to Expand Professional Development Opportunities at National Conference ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 10, 2018 — In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded seven librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians to take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

    The scholarship winners include four first-time attendees from the U.S.:
    • Jessica Colbert, Resident Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Michelle Farias, Special Collections Assistant, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Providence, Rhode Island (first-time attendee)
    • Twanna Hodge, Reference and Research Services Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse, New York
    • Brenda Killen, Asst. Director of Library Services, University of Maine at Augusta - Bennett D. Katz Library, Augusta, Maine
    • Victoria Ogle, Senior Library Associate II, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Tennessee (first-time attendee)
    • Everett Pine, Reference/Technology/Instruction Librarian, Wayne State University Library, Harrison Township, Michigan (first-time attendee)
    • Marian Royal, Library Services & Instructional Materials Manager, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, Washington (first-time attendee)

    As part of the application process, librarians were asked to write an essay explaining how attending the conference will contribute to their professional development. First-time conference attendee, Everett Pine of Wayne State University Library, discussed the importance of networking in the librarian profession. “Attending this conference would offer me an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals across the country, learn how other libraries are conducting outreach, websites, and instruction, and see how my goals for libraries can fit into the greater picture and future of libraries.”

    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 24.

    Applications were judged by an ALA-designated jury consisting of chairman Dodie Ownes, Regina Carter, Joseph Eagan, Pamela Jo Renfrow, Sarah Sullivan and Andrea Lapsley.

    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: www.ala.org.

    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: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

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    May 7th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Yearlong Grant Program Provides Academic Libraries Grants Totaling $100,000 for Creating Innovative Technology Services for FOLIO ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is providing grants to four academic libraries as part of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding up to $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. The second round’s winning proposals came from the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University.

    The University of Alabama has plans to create data collection, reporting and analysis tools designed to support the core reporting module for FOLIO. Leveraging the FOLIO platform’s data warehouse along with data science, machine learning and external data sources, the development team at the University of Alabama Libraries wants to help build upon the successes they have had in building custom reporting solutions to share with the greater FOLIO community.

    The University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign (UIUC) will share the innovative work they have done with their kiosk-based wayfinding mobile app with the FOLIO community. The Technology Prototyping Service team at UIUC Library developed a mobile app for both iOS and Android that works with the library’s collections to help users navigate both a library’s physical and electronic collection. This team will work to improve and deliver this mobile app to the FOLIO platform.

    The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will be building out a set of APIs on the FOLIO platform that helps to expose a library’s collection in FOLIO’s Codex data repository. These APIs will allow apps to work with the library’s collection as defined in the Codex to expose the collection in innovative ways. The Library Applications development group at the JHU Libraries will also be working to include additional administrative functionality for library staff and patron-facing apps that leverage these APIs to help patrons better explore and access the library’s collection.

    Lehigh University has been working to solve a problem that plagues libraries of all types and will help to bring their Lost Item Application to the FOLIO community. Managing lost items requires collection decisions and actions to take place across multiple departments in the library. Lehigh University will implement their Lost Item Application on the FOLIO platform to help bridge services between collection librarians and technical services librarians in a way that will streamline and automate the processing of lost items.

    Alistair Morrison, Manager of Library Applications at the Johns Hopkins University, says the Library Applications team at Johns Hopkins is proud of its history of contributing to open source library software development. “We are grateful for EBSCO’s support of FOLIO and of our own project, which will extend the use of the FOLIO Okapi gateway to manage the API and interfaces of the online resource management application we are building. We are excited to be working with FOLIO technology and to contribute to the community.”

    University of Alabama Libraries Web Technologies and Development Manager Steven Turner says, “We are excited to have this opportunity to work with EBSCO and the FOLIO project by helping bring data reporting to the forefront of the FOLIO interface. We feel that library system data, easy access to that data and understandable reporting are important in terms of efficient decision-making, and important to the success of the FOLIO project.”

    Jim Hahn, Associate Professor and Orientation Services & Environments Librarian at the University of Illinois Library, says the library will continue to integrate portions of its Minrva mobile app into the FOLIO codebase. “We are grateful for the support EBSCO has provided to making the FOLIO open-source platform available to the academic library community. The software design of FOLIO, particularly its microservice patterns, dovetails nicely with the architecture of our mobile applications, and we are thrilled to be able to support the integration of FOLIO into more libraries worldwide.”

    EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation Andrew Nagy says the winning universities meet the most important criteria — to deliver interesting features that benefit library users and that complete or augment the core functionality of FOLIO. “We created the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge to do just that: challenge universities to solve the problems they and other institutions face, and bring those solutions to the FOLIO Community which has come together around creating a future of libraries that is open.”

    FOLIO is a community effort EBSCO is helping to fund and provide development and project management resources for, designed to create an open source library services platform that can also be used as a platform for innovation. Libraries of all sizes will be able to take advantage of the open source code, and companies including EBSCO will be available to provide hosting and services for libraries without a large technical services staff. The FOLIO Platform is being designed for extensibility to help libraries increase their on-campus footprint through innovation and new services to faculty and students alike. The FOLIO Community is also working together to solve the challenges libraries face today and in the future using microservices and a platform built for change.

    Previous EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge winners include University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and Villanova University. Second-time winner University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign is already integrating its homegrown hardware circulation module with FOLIO. Villanova University is working to develop the integration of VuFind with FOLIO.

    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: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

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

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