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    October 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Annual Award Recognizes Author and Illustrator Excellence in Youth Graphic Novels ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 17, 2017 — Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. The SEE-IT Award is an annual book award given in partnership by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council (CBC) to honor the outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels. Publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by March 9, 2018.

    The SEE-IT Award was created in partnership by EBSCO (EBSCO eBooks™, H.W. Wilson Core Collections™ and NoveList®) and the CBC to recognize the cultural and literary impacts of youth graphic novels. Finalists for the 2018 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2018, and the winner will be announced in June 2018 at EBSCO’s School and Public Library Luncheon at ALA-Annual in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Book Strategy and Product Management, Ken Breen, says the SEE-IT Award was created to highlight and promote the positive influence that youth graphic novels have on young readers. “Last year we had a great response to the SEE-IT Award. We’ve seen the growth of youth graphic novels first-hand as a major provider of readers’ advisory services and book recommendations. The SEE-IT Award celebrates author and illustrator excellence in the genre, and allows us to provide recognition to graphic novels and share the positive impacts that graphic novels have on young readers.”

    In 2017, the SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis, as the inaugural SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by ABRAMS, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance and overall appeal. While members and employees of EBSCO and the CBC Graphic Novel Committee come together annually in collaboration to plan and organize the SEE-IT Award, they are not involved in the title selection.

    The Children’s Book Council is the non-profit trade association of children’s book publishers in North America, and is dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC Graphic Novel Committee is committed to expanding the presence and legitimacy for children’s and young adult graphic novels.

    Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can do so by visiting the SEE-IT website at www.ebsco.com/see-it prior to the March 9, 2018 deadline.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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    October 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    10/17/2017
    CONTACT:
    Jessica Zairo
    (888) 900-8944
    klassmates@bywatersolutions.com

    ByWater Solutions' Koha Klassmates Program Reaches 36 Library Schools

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce that Koha Klassmates has now been adopted in 36 library schools nationwide. Koha Klassmates is a program that provides free hosted Koha installations for library schools. Teachers utilize their free hosted Koha instance to provide hands on experience for library students, giving them the real world tools and exposure they need before entering the workforce.

    Jeffrey Sabol, Systems Librarian at Long Beach City College, commented on their recent adoption of Koha Klassmates:

    "Our new ILS no longer allowed the suppression of records, and before Long Beach City College Library found Koha Klassmates, the library technology students were no longer able to gain the hands on cataloging experience they once had.  Now they can get hands on experience and be that much more confident with cataloging improving their employability."

    About Koha Klassmates:
    Koha Klassmates is a service of ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support. This service offers free hosted installations of the Koha Open Source ILS to library school instructors in North America for use in their classrooms. Using this service library school students can learn what it means to use a real LMS before entering the workforce. For more information or to sign up please visit: http://klassmates.us/

    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 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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    October 10th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    10/10/2017
    Contact:
    Nathan Curulla
    (888) 900-8944
    sales@bywatersolutions.com

    Amigos Library Services Partners with ByWater Solutions

    ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that Amigos Library Services has added ByWater and Koha to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries who are new to Koha will receive a discount on Koha implementation and ongoing support and hosting services from ByWater as part of this agreement. By partnering with ByWater, Amigos Library Services members will have even more reason to adopt the fastest growing and most used ILS in the world.

    About Amigos Library Services:
    We are one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. For more than 40 years, Amigos members have collaborated to obtain affordable services and shared library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the rich cultural heritage of their communities. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources. For more information please visit: https://www.amigos.org/

    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 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: http://bywatersolutions.com/

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    September 29th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 September 2017

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series.

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, announces their collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum on three book series. The three book series, Harvard Semitic Studies, Harvard Semitic Monographs, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, will be published by Brill in close collaboration with the Harvard Semitic Museum. Through these series the Museum has published archaeological, historical, philological, and cultural studies of the Near East, many of which present the research of the department faculty and their students. This tradition will continue and, additionally, all the existing volumes, some dating as far back as 1912, will be digitized and made available both online and in print.

    Editor-in-Chief of the series, Michael Coogan (Harvard University) said, “The Harvard Semitic Museum is delighted to be collaborating with Brill in the publication of our ongoing series Harvard Semitic Monographs, Harvard Semitic Studies, and Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant. We expect that the collaboration with Brill will increase our international reach, enable us to produce works with greater frequency than in recent years, and reduce costs and ease production details for our authors. We have revitalized our editorial board, and look forward to many good books in the years ahead!”

    “These three series only serve to strengthen our existing program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies,” added Katelyn Chin, Acquisitions Editor responsible for the series. “Their rich history, combined with Brill’s, will make for a strong base to revitalize and enhance three already well-respected series. We look forward to working with the Harvard Semitic Museum and are happy to have these works join the Harvard Egyptological Studies series, which was launched two years ago.”

    For general information about the series or to submit a proposal for consideration, please contact Katelyn Chin, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: chin@brill.com.

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) Singapore (SG) and Beijing (CN), Brill today publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. 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 www.brill.com.

    View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-announces-collaboration-harvard-semitic-...

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    September 29th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., September 28, 2017 – Backstage Library Works (www.bslw.com) officially opened the new wing of their office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The expansion adds 2,800 square feet of office space. The new addition will accommodate Backstage’s growing Metadata and Digitization teams, enabling them to gear up quickly and efficiently for incoming projects.

    The addition allows Backstage to consolidate all of their planetary cameras in one location. Increased space between cameras allows for more efficient and safer handing of client materials, and improved operator comfort. Bay sizes have also been increased in camera stations designated for oversize materials.

    In addition to providing room for expansion of traditional, planetary camera bays, Backstage now has a dedicated studio for capturing dimensional objects. This greatly enhances Backstage’s capabilities and opens the door for providing its clients 3D capture.

    Nate Cothran, President of Backstage states:

    “As our business continues to grow to address the needs of our clients and their collections, we also need to expand our infrastructure to meet those expectations.
    “We look forward to providing our clients the type of solutions, engagement, project fulfillment, and customer satisfaction they have come to expect from Backstage.”

    Andreas Otto, Digital Imaging Technology Manager for Backstage relays:

    “The new space has allowed us to create a purpose-built, professional environment for digital capture, assuring our clients of our commitment and capabilities. At the same time, the expansion creates an atmosphere that will bring out the best in our technicians.”

    About Backstage Library Works

    Backstage’s objective is to provide the most technologically advanced, high quality, yet efficient means for delivering professional library services. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for its expertise in handling complex and unique projects. Backstage specializes in solutions for cataloging, authority control, digitization, preservation microfilm, and on-site needs. In providing services to more than a thousand libraries, large and small, public and private, and in locations across the globe, Backstage has cultivated an understanding of libraries, their mission, their operations, and the challenges they face. Backstage offices are located in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

    Contact:

    Kat Kamp
    Backstage Library Works
    Phone: 800.288.1265
    news@bslw.com
    www.bslw.com

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