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    July 10th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Quarterly theatre magazine Plays International & Europe has launched a new digital archive with digital publishing experts Exact Editions’ cutting-edge platform. The title’s international subscription base can now delve into past and present theatre trends and performances, documented throughout an expansive collection of back issues, as well as new issues.

    An evolved form of Plays International, originally founded by Plays and Players editor Peter Roberts in 1985, the magazine is now published by the Theater Research Institute of Europe. Every issue reports on dozens of productions performed in theatrical hotspots across the globe, including London and UK regions, Dublin, New York, Chicago, Berlin, Vienna, Milan and Paris; Moscow, Tel Aviv, Tehran and Sydney, as well as across Europe and Brazil.

    The archive’s intuitive search function grants users a seamless browsing experience on web, iOS and Android, with mentions of specific productions, actors and directors discoverable at the touch of a button. Comprehensive bookmarking and sharing facilities also mean that the individualistic editorial perspectives and entertaining, informative essays penned by critic-correspondents can be dispersed and relished amongst circles of theatre enthusiasts and professionals alike.

    Plays International & Europe is available in the Exact Editions shops here:

    Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/plays-international-europe

    Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/plays-international-europe

    Dr Dana Rufolo, editor of Plays International & Europe, commented: “We are thrilled that Exact Editions will permit more people to access our articles about under-reported or never-before-known international theatrical events. Every issue is a surprise that reveals the synergistic effect of theatre worldwide.”

    Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions, said: “Every page of the archive looks wonderful in its new digital format, and it will only increase in size and cultural worth as the years go on.”

    About Plays International & Europe:

    Published by the Theater Research Institute of Europe, Plays International & Europe continues the tradition of the London theatre magazines Plays and Players and Plays International of the mid-to-late 20th century that defined British theatre culture, with a new editorial shift in emphasis to continental Europe.

    Now in its 34th volume, the magazine aims to capture and define the spirit and of theatrical traditions as they are developing today with exclusive articles and interviews written by critic-correspondents.

    About Exact Editions:

    Exact Editions is a digital publishing company based in London. They are a team of producers, developers and designers who turn periodicals with archives into dynamic, user-friendly digital editions. Exact Editions specialises in digitising content and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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    July 9th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Sterling College, Mabee Library, in Sterling, Kansas is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 47,000 plus holdings from Liblime ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://sterlingks.bywatersolutions.com/.

    About the Mabee Library at Sterling College
    The Mabee Library serves as a gateway to global information resources and includes an academic computing lab. Computer workstations provide network access to the online catalog, over 50 bibliographic databases and the Internet. The Crebbs museum, located in the Library, was a 1964 gift of Chester M. Crebbs (class of 1917) and his wife in memory of his parents. It houses Indian artifacts and items of local history.

    Read more at: http://research.sterling.edu/mabee

    About ByWater Solutions
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes.

    Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https:bywatersolutions.com.

    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: http://koha-community.org/.

    For more information
    Jessica Zairo
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    July 5th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 5 July 2019

    Brill and Leiden University Libraries are proud to present the publication of the famous Greek manuscripts and mixed Greek and Latin manuscripts of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) under the title Codices Vossiani Graeci et Miscellanei Online.

    The collection has been held by Leiden University Libraries since 1690, when the heirs of Isaac Vossius sold his entire library of printed books and manuscripts to the library for 33,000 guilders. The Graeci series (containing manuscripts in Greek) and Miscellanei series (containing manuscripts in both Greek and Latin) comprise 216 manuscripts in total, counting over 55,000 pages, with the codices ranging in date from high medieval to early modern, and covering a variety of genres, including classical texts, religious writings, legal sources, historical material, and scientific, mathematical, and medical texts. The collection demonstrates in particular the transmission and reception of ancient Greek and Byzantine ideas and concepts on a wide range of subjects, from theology, to rhetoric, to engineering.

    This collaboration marks the latest joint undertaking by Brill and Leiden University Libraries. Brill has previously published two collections from the extensive Middle Eastern manuscript holdings, and the archive of the Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens held at the library. In 2015 the Latin-language manuscripts from the Isaac Vossius collection, comprising 363 codices and counting over 80,000 pages, were digitized and published in the Codices Vossiani Latini Online. The addition of the Greek-language manuscripts to the portfolio therefore means that over three-quarters of the internationally-renowned Isaac Vossius manuscript collection is now available in digital format.

    Dr André Bouwman, Curator of Western Manuscripts at Leiden University Library, said: “The Graeci and Miscellanei codices collected by Isaac Vossius open up interesting paths into the vast world of classical textual culture. These digital versions bring many important manuscripts directly to the desks of scholars and students who are interested in exploring the texts, as well as their materiality and history.”

    Acquisitions Editor for Medieval Studies at Brill, Dr Kate Hammond, adds: “This collection of manuscripts offers a wealth of material on a range of themes, reflecting the broad scholarly interests of Vossius himself, and we are delighted to collaborate once again with Leiden University Library in bringing this fascinating collection into the digital age.”

    For more information on this media alert, please visit www.brill.com/cvgo, or contact Dr Kate Hammond (hammond@brill.com) or Dr André Bouwman (A.T.Bouwman@library.leiden.univ.nl).

    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 Brill.com.

    About Leiden University Libraries
    Leiden University Libraries, the oldest in the Netherlands, is a partner in knowledge, supporting research and teaching. The Libraries’ world famous Special Collections – which include major holdings in Western and Oriental manuscripts, archives and letters, early printed books, photographs, prints, drawings, maps and atlases – are integrated in teaching and research at Leiden University and draw researchers from all over the world. The medieval manuscripts collection consists of 1,800 codices (with over a hundred dating from the ninth century) and more than a thousand fragments.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/136/leiden-university-libraries-and-brill-dig...

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    July 2nd, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Utah Valley University Fulton Library in Orem, Utah is now live on Koha! ByWater completed the transition of the library’s 270,000 plus holdings from Symphony ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The library’s customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: https://uvu.bywatersolutions.com.

    Utah Valley University will also be utilizing CORAL, an open source ERM, supported and hosted by ByWater Solutions for their electronic management needs.

    Tim Rowley, Assistant Director - Library Systems Tech Services recently commented on the migration:

    Everyone at ByWater has been responsive and skilled in helping this be the smoothest migration I’ve ever had.

    About Utah Valley University and Fulton Library
    Utah Valley University was established in 1941 as Central Utah Vocational School (CUVS) with the primary function of providing war production training.

    Read more at: https://www.uvu.edu/visitors/history.html

    Mission statement

    The Fulton Library supports information access, student learning, and knowledge creation.

    Read more at: https://www.uvu.edu/library/about/index.html

    About ByWater Solutions
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes.

    Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: https:bywatersolutions.com.

    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: http://koha-community.org/.

    About CORAL
    CORAL is an electronic resources management system consisting of interoperable modules designed around the core components of managing electronic resources for libraries and other organizations.

    CORAL is available as a free, open source program which includes five modules for Organizations, Resources, Licensing, Usage Statistics and Management. Read more at: http://coral-erm.org/.

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    Jessica Zairo
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    June 10th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DynaMed® Founder Leads Effort to Define Certainty of Net Benefit for Healthcare
    ~ An international working group publishes concepts to redefine the approach to clinical recommendations ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — June 10, 2019 — On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, BMJ Open published an open access paper which defines the “certainty of net benefit” as a proposed method to report the impact of clinical recommendations. The report follows two years of development and deliberation within the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) Working Group, an international collaborative that defines the most widely used method for expressing the certainty of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines.

    The paper’s lead author, Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP, is the founder of DynaMed®, a point-of-care information resource for healthcare professionals that provides a synthesized and curated summary of the best current evidence and guidelines, and the Vice President of Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development for EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), a company that is developing a prominent role in solving some of the greatest challenges in healthcare decision-making.

    Defining Certainty of Net Benefit: A GRADE Concept Paper describes in detail how a guideline developer or other information provider reporting evidence and guidance for healthcare can explicitly determine and express the certainty that the benefits outweigh the harms for a specific decision. EBSCO also provides a free online calculator to allow developers to determine the certainty of net benefit without requiring advanced statistical software.

    Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, Editor-in-Chief for DynaMed, Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and one of the paper’s eleven co-authors, states, “Our goal is to encourage transparent communication between clinicians and their patients. Over time, we hope to see an increasing impact of more quantitative approaches of determining the risks and benefits of treatments and tests for patients as they start to have a better understanding of their medical options and receive concrete recommendations from their physicians.”

    Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, a member of the DynaMed Executive Board, and another co-author of the paper, states, “This paper is a milestone in our journey toward a transparent and reproducible act of balancing benefits and harms across multiple patient important outcomes. This could transform the way we issue clinical recommendations. A more robust and reproducible link between evidence and action.”

    The certainty of net benefit concept today is described from the perspective of a guideline developer speaking to a healthcare professional. The EBSCO Health Innovations team is actively evaluating systems to apply and introduce the concept for personal use to identify health improvement opportunities and support individualized shared decision-making tools.

    To view the paper, visit BMJ Open at: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/6/e027445.full.

    About EBSCO’s Health Resources
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, medical research information and healthcare business intelligence for the healthcare industry. EBSCO users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include DynaMed®, Dynamic Health™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as CINAHL® Complete, MEDLINE® Complete) plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO’s health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the research platform favored by libraries around the world.

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    Jessica Holmes
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    978-356-6500 x3485
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