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    June 22nd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Duluth, Ga., June 22, 2020: Equinox announces the successful migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. to a new, updated Koha instance.

    The migration of the Oman Library at the Middle East Institute involved 21,595 bibliographic records and 249 patrons. Equinox services included: Koha support, hosting, implementation, data and auxiliary services, and staff training.

    “The Equinox migration team was very helpful and patient, they answered all my questions thoroughly and were very quick to respond,” said Vickie Jacobs, librarian at the Oman Library. “The training sessions were great, and the Equinox team was very good at their job, helpful, and very capable of explaining technology terms in plain English. I've never been part of an ILS migration before, but this one went as smoothly and as well as I could have hoped.”

    Founded in 1999, Koha is the first free and open source library automation package. Equinox's team includes long-standing Koha developers.

    “It was exciting to work with Vickie during the Oman Library's migration to their new Koha database,” said Erica Rohlfs, Senior Implementation Project Manager at Equinox. “The library was previously using Koha, so it was nice to reintroduce them to the system and the functionality now available. During this unprecedented time, Vickie worked tirelessly through the migration to ensure the library users could access materials.”

    To learn more about Koha and the expert services Equinox has to offer please visit .

    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.

    About Koha
    Created in 1999 by Katipo Communications for the Horowhenua Library Trust in New Zealand, Koha is the first open source Integrated Library System to be used worldwide. The software is a full-featured ILS with a dual-database design (search engine and RDBMS) built to be compliant with library standards. Koha’s OPAC, staff, and self-checkout interfaces are all web applications. Distributed under the General Public License (GPL), libraries are free to use and install Koha themselves or to purchase support and development services. For more information on Koha, please visit

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    June 22nd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leading international arts title Flash Art has launched new digital editions of both its Italian-language and anglophone publications in collaboration with digital platform Exact Editions. The new 5-issue-strong archives boast a comprehensive search function and are easily accessible cross-platform for individual and institutional subscribers.

    Flash Art has been synonymous with cutting-edge perspective on contemporary art and the global arts landscape since its inception in 1967. Renowned for its iconic covers, the magazine is dedicated to analysing and reporting both established and experimental art practices and movements in the art world. Its pages are home to pieces penned by authoritative critics and observers, complemented by special projects and artist statements.

    Digital subscribers benefit from unlimited access to the existing archive and all new issues through Exact Editions’ advanced reader website, as well as across iOS and Android devices.

    The Italian and English-language editions of Flash Art are available in the Exact Editions shops here:

    Flash Art International Edition

    Flash Art Italian Edition

    Publishers Gea Politi and Cristiano Seganfreddo remarked: “We’re so pleased with the seamlessness of the Exact Editions platform; the new digital editions will certainly aid us in expanding the magazine’s reach to arts enthusiasts and professionals around the world.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The dedicated approach of Flash Art with regards to contemporary art ensures that the new digital editions will widely appeal to the market of academic and professional art institutions.”

    About Flash Art:

    Flash Art is an international magazine and publishing platform founded by Giancarlo Politi in 1967 in Rome. The current International Edition was founded by Helena Kontova in 1978. Both editions are now based in Milan. Dedicated to investigating contemporary art, the magazine explores the evolving landscape through an active dialogue with artists, writers, curators and worldwide thinkers.

    About Exact Editions:

    Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. It is a team of producers, developers and designers that turns periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content, selling subscriptions and providing streaming solutions across web, iOS and Android platforms. Exact Editions are also the innovators of ‘Reading Rooms’ technology, so publishers can provide streaming, time-limited, access to digital editions.

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    June 22nd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    FOLIO Community Accepted to Google’s Season of Docs Initiative
    Open Source Community Seeks Technical Writers to Collaborate on Documentation

    IPSWICH, Mass. — June 22, 2020 — FOLIO, an open source library services platform, has been accepted to Google’s Season of Docs initiative. Season of Docs is an effort to bring together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space.

    FOLIO is now seeking technical writers to contribute to the initiative on its behalf, working closely with the open source community. Writers will bring their technical writing expertise to the FOLIO project’s documentation while learning about the open source project and new technologies. Technical writers from around the world can apply to participate in Season of Docs. Those who apply and are accepted to the project will be assigned a mentor and receive a stipend from Google.

    FOLIO is seeking technical writers to participate in the following projects:

    -Expansion of End User Documentation of FOLIO Apps
    -Improvement of the Developer Experience when Working with or Contributing to FOLIO
    -Creation of System Administrator Documentation for FOLIO Implementations
    -For more details regarding the projects, click here.

    About FOLIO

    FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information, go to


    For more information, please contact:

    Kathleen McEvoy
    Media Relations, FOLIO