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    April 8th, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden – 8 April 2021

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, signed agreements with the Fachinformationsdienst (FID) Philosophie (Specialised Information Service (SIS) Philosophy) for an E-Book purchase of 1900 titles, and to collaborate on a digitization project of over 1300 titles from the publisher’s book archive.

    The FID Philosophie’s goal is to simplify and optimise access to specialist literature and research-relevant information for philosophical science. The first of its kind, the partnership includes titles under the imprints of Brill, Ferdinand Schöningh, Wilhelm Fink and mentis, increasing their accessibility to the broader scholarly community.

    The digitized titles will be available on the FID Philosophie platform to their community, as well as on brill.com, where they will be available for purchase to institutions and individuals worldwide. The purchased E-Books will be accessible to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil) and Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP) societies via brill.com.

    “In the Humanities books can have a high relevance even after decades. This is one of the reasons why we are very excited about this special cooperation with the FID Philosophie. We will not only make a large collection of recent E-Books available to its patrons, but digitize more than 1300 titles from Brill’s book archive. Step by step our backlist will come to life again. Customers world-wide will get a chance to complete their collections and discover our top sellers from the past,” says Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill.

    “The FID programme of the DFG funds the establishment and expansion of specialised information services to enable researchers of all disciplines – including Philosophy – to access specialised literature and research-specific information quickly and directly, irrespective of work location. The FID Philosophie would like to establish in the area of monographs a model in which a classical license is combined with making backlist titles available for the scientific community. We consider it a great success that we were able to conclude a model contractual agreement with Brill, a leading publisher for the subject of Philosophy”, says Prof. Dr. Andreas Speer, Co-Lead of the FID Philosophie, University of Cologne.

    For more information about the agreement, contact Eva Wantzen, Brill’s Sales Manager | BrillOnline Europe via wantzen@brill.com. For more information about the digitization project, contact Lauren Danahy, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via danahy@brill.com.

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. 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 FID Philosophie / SIS Philosophy
    The Specialized Information Service (SIS) Philosophy is developing an online portal that is intended to simplify and optimise access to specialist literature and research-relevant information for philosophical science. At the same time, it serves to increase the visibility of research projects as well as the networking of researchers in the community. SIS Philosophy is a project managed by the University and City Library of Cologne in close cooperation with the Department of Philosophy and the Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH) of the University of Cologne. The SIS Philosophy is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). For more information about the FID Philosophie contact Eric Eggert via fid-philosophie@ub.uni-koeln.de.

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    April 1st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Two Tennessee Universities Adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO
    ~ The University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University to Leverage EBSCO FOLIO to run their libraries ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 1, 2021 — The University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). Both universities will be fully live with FOLIO by summer 2021.

    EBSCO is one of the original founders of the FOLIO project and provides implementation, hosting and support through EBSCO FOLIO. The University of Tennessee at Martin and Middle Tennessee State University are the first institutions in the state to begin transitioning to the FOLIO LSP. UT Martin and MTSU will serve as an example of how Tennessee universities can benefit from the innovativeness and flexibility of EBSCO FOLIO.

    Dr. Erik Nordberg, Dean of the Paul Meek Library at UT Martin says that choosing EBSCO FOLIO for implementation and hosting was an obvious choice. “The EBSCO FOLIO migration team’s comprehensive experience with transitioning libraries of all sizes was an encouraging factor in deciding to use EBSCO for hosting and implementation services. EBSCO has earned a reputation as a valued partner to academic libraries, providing high-quality products at a reasonable price, which directly impact the teaching, learning, and research mission of our institution.”

    MTSU’s Library Dean, Kathleen Schmand says that adopting FOLIO provides the university with the opportunity to contribute and connect with trends in library services. “Combining our ILS and ERM in combination with a better discovery experience while reducing costs was definitely a draw for us in selecting FOLIO in the short-term. In the long-term, the open source nature of the project and responsiveness to change in library trends will definitely be an asset for customization and future needs.”

    EBSCO FOLIO can easily integrate with existing EBSCO resources for better library workflows and patron services including the EBSCO Knowledge Base, which streamlines electronic resource management, and EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). UT Martin and MTSU will be using EDS as the institution’s search solution. During this transition, UT Martin will also start leveraging OpenAthens for single sign-on authentication, and MTSU will transition to Full Text Finder to provide a fast, reliable search experience.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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    March 31st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources.

    For patrons that have linked to their children’s accounts or partner’s accounts, they can also see holds and checkouts for the linked accounts. This functionality will help to make sure that patrons can easily tell what title in a series they are currently reading and avoid the frustration of trying to place holds on materials they already have checked out.

    We also worked to improve the performance of Aspen Discovery in a few situations. The first area addressed was cases where there are a large number of records grouped together with many holdings. For example, in a large consortia, classics can have dozens of records grouped together with hundreds of items. Aspen is now 10-20 times faster in this case.

    The other case we addressed was loading and displaying holds and checkouts especially when patrons had 50 or more titles checked out or on hold or when a patron had linked to several different accounts. Aspen Discovery will now cache this information for up to 15 minutes to reduce load on the underlying ILS and eContent providers and improve response times for patrons.

    Finally, we have started integration with the Polaris ILS. Initial support included indexing information via the Polaris APIs and viewing account information, holds and checkouts. We expect full support for Polaris to be available in the next release of Aspen Discovery.

    In addition to the major enhancement above, over a dozen additional changes and bug fixes have been made within Aspen Discovery 21.04.

    Read the Full Release Notes
    You can find the full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-04-00-rel...

    About Aspen Discovery
    Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR/record grouping) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

    For More Information
    Jessica Zairo
    Director of Library Sales and Outreach
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    March 31st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Our partners have been asking for the ability to view account information within search results and detailed pages to help patrons easily see what they have checked out and on hold within the catalog. Aspen Discovery 21.04 adds this functionality for physical materials and all eContent sources.

    For patrons that have linked to their children’s accounts or partner’s accounts, they can also see holds and checkouts for the linked accounts. This functionality will help to make sure that patrons can easily tell what title in a series they are currently reading and avoid the frustration of trying to place holds on materials they already have checked out.

    We also worked to improve the performance of Aspen Discovery in a few situations. The first area addressed was cases where there are a large number of records grouped together with many holdings. For example, in a large consortia, classics can have dozens of records grouped together with hundreds of items. Aspen is now 10-20 times faster in this case.

    The other case we addressed was loading and displaying holds and checkouts especially when patrons had 50 or more titles checked out or on hold or when a patron had linked to several different accounts. Aspen Discovery will now cache this information for up to 15 minutes to reduce load on the underlying ILS and eContent providers and improve response times for patrons.

    Finally, we have started integration with the Polaris ILS. Initial support included indexing information via the Polaris APIs and viewing account information, holds and checkouts. We expect full support for Polaris to be available in the next release of Aspen Discovery.

    In addition to the major enhancement above, over a dozen additional changes and bug fixes have been made within Aspen Discovery 21.04.

    Read the Full Release Notes
    You can find the full release notes here: https://bywatersolutions.com/news/aspen-discovery-announces-21-04-00-rel...

    About Aspen Discovery
    Aspen is a full-featured Discovery System that integrates with e-content and other 3rd party providers, giving your patrons comprehensive access to all of your materials in one place. Aspen combines your library catalog with e-content, digital archives, and enrichment from all major third-party providers improves relevancy and ease of use, provides native reading recommendations, displays all formats of titles within one result (FRBR/record grouping) and much more. Aspen was created to give users an improved experience over other Discovery systems with less of an impact on library budgets. For more information about Aspen please visit https://bywatersolutions.com/projects/aspen-discovery.

    For More Information
    Jessica Zairo
    Director of Library Sales and Outreach
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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    March 31st, 2021LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Announces Panorama™ Analytics
    ~ Next-Generation Analytics Platform to Provide Insights for Libraries ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — Mar. 31, 2021 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the release of Panorama™, a modern library analytics platform combining different library and campus data sets to enable insights from a streamlined platform. Panorama offers visualization tools and a central dashboard to collect, manipulate and display data to help the library demonstrate its impact and make informed collection decisions.

    Panorama’s features include a self-service platform for data discovery, default and custom visual dashboards and customizable data sources. These features were created to help libraries demonstrate their value to the academic institution, support new programs and make informed decisions for library spending while developing the most effective collections for their patrons.

    University of Denver, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chalmers University of Technology partnered with EBSCO in the preliminary stages of Panorama’s development and assisted in the examination of data, construction of data pipelines and the validation of dashboards. Additional partners included University of South Carolina, the University of Melbourne and Seton Hall University, which participated in platform development by testing data pipelines, extending data sources covered and providing additional feedback on dashboards.

    EBSCO Information Services Director of Product Management John McDonald says Panorama was created to provide libraries with the tools they need to demonstrate their value and make informed decisions for serving their patrons. “EBSCO created Panorama not only to improve the workflow processes for academic libraries, but to provide them with real-time insights on collections and services to make evidence-based decisions and reinforce the library’s value to the institution.”

    Dean of Libraries at University of Denver Michael Levine-Clark says Panorama is a way to be more proactive. “Panorama connects multiple data sources together to surface new insights on user engagement with the Library. At DU, we’ll be able to move from reactive, one-time, data analysis to more real-time analysis of trends and predictive analysis around how our patrons benefit from our collections and services. Using data to prove that the library is contributing to the educational mission of the university is one of the most important strategic endeavors in our future.”

    Library Director Rensselaer of Polytechnic Institute Andrew White says being part of the development of Panorama is a way to help libraries. “The integration of library analytics with other academic and administrative higher education metrics is a major step forward to demonstrating library impact and value.”

    Panorama is expected to be available in April 2021 with capabilities for integration with EBSCO Discovery Service™ and the FOLIO Library Services Platform. For more information, visit: https://www.ebsco.com/products/panorama.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.

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    Erica Gilson
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    978-356-6500 x2182
    egilson@ebsco.com

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