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    March 1st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Cabrini University Library in Radnor, PA is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the library's 48,000 plus bibs from Symphony and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at

    Jessica Zairo, Director of Library Sales and Outreach at ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration, "We have loved working so closely with Cabrini University on this migration. We are excited to welcome them as not only a Koha partner but also get them started with Coral!"

    About the Cabrini University Library
    Cabrini's Holy Spirit Library was completed in 1965 and has undergone several recent modernizations and updates. The library houses more than 240,000 physical items, including books, periodicals, and multimedia that support Cabrini’s academic programs. Students have access to more than forty desktop computers and thirty laptops with internet access, word processing, and other software applications.

    About ByWater Solutions
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

    Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

    About Koha
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit

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    Director of Library Sales & Outreach
    ByWater Solutions

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    March 1st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 1 March 2021

    Brill, a leading international academic publisher in the humanities, social sciences and international law, announces today that it has reached agreement with the shareholders of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage (“V&R”) to acquire all business assets of V&R. This renowned German publishing house, founded in 1735 and headquartered in Göttingen, has a superb and long-standing international reputation in the Humanities, especially in the fields of Theology and History. Since 2017 Böhlau Verlag, another high-quality humanities publisher, based in Cologne and Vienna, is also part of the V&R group. Total revenue of the V&R group amounted to c. 10 million euro in 2020.

    The German-language countries constitute one of the most important and stable Humanities publishing markets in the world. By adding V&R to its portfolio, Brill will become one of the leading Humanities publishers in Germany with over 850 new book titles per year and a journal portfolio of ca. 70 journals published out of Germany and Austria. This includes both English and German language content.

    The German operations of V&R will be combined with Brill’s existing publishing activities in Germany. In 2021, Brill will generate an annualized revenue in Germany and Austria of around 16 million euro. Authors will benefit from our combined marketing and sales efforts that will increase the impact of their research, customers will benefit from our increased sales capacity both internationally and in the German language market that will enhance the customer service level we can give them, and staff will benefit from shared facilities and tools available to them.

    “Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht is Brill’s twin in Germany: a very long family tradition, excellent reputation among authors and scholars and leading in the Humanities, mainly in the same fields as Brill” says Brill’s CEO Peter Coebergh. “With the acquisition Brill reaches its strategic objective, set with the acquisition of Schöningh & Fink in 2016, to create a second home market in Germany and generate a revenue in Germany of more than 10 million euro within 5 years.”

    "Through Brill's previous acquisitions in Germany, Brill will promote the importance of V&R by digitizing content, increasing sales in international library markets, and expanding the open access model. Optimizing workflows and increasing collaboration with authors and partner institutions will also strengthen its market presence," according to the former owners of V&R.

    The acquisition of V&R is expected to positively contribute to Brill’s EBITDA and underlying Earnings Per Share (EPS) in 2021 and be accretive to EBITDA and EPS attributable to shareholders as of 2023, following completion of integration activities in 2022. The transaction will be effectuated through a purchase by Brill’s subsidiary Brill Deutschland GmbH and Brill’s new subsidiary Brill Österreich GmbH of all assets and liabilities pertinent to the business. The transaction will be financed with cash and an acquisition facility provided by Rabobank NL. The acquisition will be effective as of March 1, 2021 and results from V&R will be included in the consolidated figures of the Brill Group per that date.

    Peter Coebergh, Chief Executive Officer - +31 (0)6 53 57 83 25

    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, Languages & 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 300 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

    About Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage
    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht has been publishing scientific literature in Göttingen (GER) since 1735, making it one of the oldest publishing houses in the world. Since 2017, the tradition-rich Böhlau Verlag, with offices in Vienna (AUS) and Cologne (GER) has complemented the portfolio. The product range of Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage includes publications in the humanities and cultural sciences as well as practice-oriented publications in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy, for churches, schools and educational institutions. The imprint V&R unipress is a valued cooperation partner of renowned universities. Together with university advisory boards, the programs are designed by Bonn University Press, Vienna University Press, Mainz University Press and the Universitätsverlag Osnabrück. In addition to high-quality print publications, most of the titles are also published as eBooks (PDF) or ePub (for e-readers). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Publishers invest in future-oriented technologies and increasingly expand their portfolio with open access publications. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage today publishes more than 850 new books and up to 70 journals each year.
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    March 1st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    The Baffler, the journal of art, criticism and political analysis that ‘blunts the cutting edge’, has launched digital subscriptions that are available for individuals and institutions through the Exact Editions platform. Subscribers can instantly access a rich and growing archive of back issues across web, iOS and Android devices.

    Founded in 1988 by political analyst Thomas Frank, The Baffler is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems, and art. Published six times a year, the magazine is currently edited by Jonathon Sturgeon, headquartered in New York, and publishes both new and established voices including Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Evgeny Morozov, Rick Perlstein and Astra Taylor.

    The Exact Editions platform, which prizes itself on creating aesthetically appealing and functional archives, gives a slick finish on the brand new resource. Not only is each and every contents page, URL and email address linked for enhanced navigation, a comprehensive search function means specific key terms can be located at the click of a button both in individual issues and across the complete back catalogue.

    The Baffler is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:



    Publishing Coordinator Rosalie Ryan commented: “We’re delighted to have opened the door to the digital market and are particularly excited to work with Exact Editions in extending The Baffler’s reach into institutional libraries, so we can ensure the magazine’s content is read by as many eyes as possible.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, said: “The engaging content and compelling covers of The Baffler look brilliant in this new digital format. The archive, especially given its advanced search functionalities, will serve as a valuable resource to anyone interested in political criticism.”

    About The Baffler:

    The Baffler, founded in 1988 and owned by the non-profit Baffler Foundation, is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art. The magazine published six print issues annually alongside daily online content.

    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 and books 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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