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    May 9th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services to Be Gold Sponsor at Annual Koha Conference
    ~ Sponsorship and Presentation to Benefit the Open Source Community Conference in Dublin, Ireland ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 9, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will be a gold sponsor at the Koha Open Source Library System Annual Conference, KohaCon19. KohaCon19 is being held in Dublin, Ireland, from May 20 – 24. This is a free conference for the Koha open source community, making sponsorships like EBSCO’s essential.

    During KohaCon, community members share their findings and experiences with open source technology in efforts to further develop Koha library automation technology. The conference will include presentations and sessions focusing on technical issues and trainings for librarians.

    EBSCO speakers, Executive Vice President Sam Brooks and Vice President of Open Source Platforms and Communities Christopher Spalding, will be presenting at KohaCon19. Their presentation on Supporting Data Integrations for Open Source Communities will review the areas in which EBSCO provides support for Koha and other open source projects, including financial help, technology advancements and integrations. Additional library automation leaders speaking at KohaCon19 include Ken Chad and Marshall Breeding.

    EBSCO has been committed to helping further the innovation of open source technology for years. EBSCO was a member of the board of the original Kuali OLE and has funded extensive Koha development. EBSCO is also an active member of the Open Library Foundation.

    Open source technology allows libraries, vendors and developers to collaborate and redefine the future of libraries. EBSCO’s continuous support of open source technology like Koha and its partnership with ByWater Solutions allow the community to move forward toward an open library environment for libraries of all sizes and needs. ByWater Solutions is currently the largest service provider for the Koha Open Source Library System, supporting more than 1,000 Koha libraries.

    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 9th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Names Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources
    ~ Carroll Brings More Than 25 Years of Industry Experience to Global Technology Company ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 8, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the hiring of Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Carroll brings extensive experience in HR to EBSCO and will be responsible for HR strategy on a global level.

    Carroll was most recently the Vice President, Human Resources, at OSRAM Sylvania, Inc., where she was responsible for developing the organization’s HR strategy and establishing long-term plans to attract, retain and develop employees. Carroll focused on increasing engagement by fostering an innovative employee brand and culture.

    Carroll holds an MS from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass., and a BS from University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Before her time at OSRAM, Carroll worked in HR at Aspen Technology in Cambridge, Mass., and held earlier positions with Teradyne, UNICCO Service Company and Deloitte & Touche.

    EBSCO Information Services Founder and CEO Tim Collins says Carroll has the experience needed for the company to continue to foster its employees’ development while attracting and retaining new talent. “EBSCO revolves around a culture of entrepreneurship, hard work and integrity. Patty possesses the knowledge and characteristics that will help ensure EBSCO employees feel valued, while being given the freedom to thrive in their roles.”

    Carroll will work out of the company’s international headquarters in Ipswich, Mass., and will be responsible for more than 3,000 employees in more than 30 countries. She says she looks forward to working with the company to continue to develop innovative HR solutions to help drive business results. “EBSCO is a leading information technology company that is growing at a rapid pace. My goal is to work with the leadership team to be a change agent for employees and support the positive work environment here at EBSCO.”

    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:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    978-356-6500 ext. 3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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