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    July 6th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    For immediate release

    06 July 2020

    Facet Publishing announces the publication of Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library: Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment edited by Simon McLeish.

    Of all the parts of modern library provision, discovery services are the most clearly affected by developments in IT, from databases to search engines to linked data to machine learning.

    Discovery is central to academic activities at all levels, and it is a key aspect of the relationship between libraries, museums and their communities.

    Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library is made up of a range of contributions, written by both local and global experts. Specific areas of discovery, implementations and ideas are explored in detail in order to analyse the ways in which libraries are tackling the challenges facing them in discovery in the (post)-Google era.

    Readers can benefit from enhanced discovery in both an inbound and outbound manner. This book will help to make locally held resources globally discoverable, and it also presents global resources to your local user community.

    The book questions what resource discovery means today and offers case studies from around the world that show interesting approaches to discovery. Close analysis of how users approach discovery, and how to understand and make the best use of discovery methods such as Internet search engines are key features of this text. Furthermore, readers can expect guidance on linked open data and discovery, and how to use limited resources to make it possible to find a collection.

    What might the future of discovery look like? Simon McLeish said of the book ‘Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library surveys the current state and looks at future developments in discovery, one of the most important functions of libraries in the twenty first century.’

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    Press and review copies contact:
    Sinéad Murphy, Marketing & Sales Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0594


    Resource Discovery for the Twenty-First Century Library: Case studies and perspectives on the role of IT in user engagement and empowerment | | June 2020 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301386| £64.95

    Simon McLeish worked in conference organisation before the planning of an Internet conference led to work as a web designer during the dot com era. This developed into a career in digital libraries, including the development of online academic journals, research environments and authentication. Work on Shibboleth and Identity Management culminated in the production of the JISC Identity Management Toolkit and the book Access and Identity Management for Libraries (Facet, 2013). In 2013, Simon took up the post of Resource Discovery Architect for the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, and now divides his time between managing existing discovery and authentication services for the libraries and research and development.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available to order 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 will be available in North America from the American Library Association:

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    July 6th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    The modern digital archive of arts and crafts magazine CrossStitcher is now available for individual and institutional subscriptions in collaboration with digital publishing experts Exact Editions. The fully-searchable issues, which date back to December 2019, are seamlessly accessible across web, iOS and Android platforms and serve as the perfect resource for cross stitching enthusiasts around the world.

    Produced by specialist magazine publisher Warners, CrossStitcher features step-by-step guides to projects created by a highly talented cast of contributors, showcasing a vast array of techniques that are designed to encourage the development of the reader’s own skills. Additional content includes news, gossip, new product launches, top trends and competitions, as well as interviews with key artisans.

    The advanced navigational tools and intuitive interface of the Exact Editions platform permit users to search for specific projects, bookmark pages and access issues from anywhere. The archive will be expanded over the coming months to encompass further back issues as well as 13 issues of exclusive bonus publication Cross Stitch Collection, which is packed with larger projects from well-known designers.

    CrossStitcher is available in the Exact Editions shops here:



    The digital edition of is also available on the Warners’ Hobbies & Crafts website here:

    Browse the modern archive for 7 days here:

    Publisher Lucie Dawson commented: “We’re delighted to offer subscribers old and new this digital edition that makes it easier than ever before to browse the back catalogue of beautifully-created projects from past issues, no matter where they are in the world.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “The new archive, jam-packed full of intricate designs, will be an invaluable resource for not only cross stitch lovers but also the wider arts and crafts community.”

    About Warners Group Publications PLC:

    Warners Group Publications plc is a specialist magazine publisher of over 30 magazine titles in a broad range of consumer markets. First established in 1988, the family-run firm offers a full range of publishing services to a large variety of clients.

    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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