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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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    June 30th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Provides Public Libraries with Dynamic Data to Drive Marketing Programs and Services

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – June 30, 2020 – Gale, a Cengage company, is helping public libraries analyze data more efficiently to better serve their patrons and communities. Gale Analytics has introduced new interactive dashboards that provide public libraries with valuable insights into their service areas. Now library staff can dynamically interact with data to better understand the lifestyles and behaviors of households in their communities to design and market customized library services and resources to fit their needs.

    “As online learning becomes the new normal, public libraries must ensure they have the right programs and services in place to meet patron and community needs,” said Leigh Ann Cusack, senior director of public and consortia product at Gale. “Now with interactive dashboards available across all reports, Gale Analytics enables libraries to really drill down and actively analyze data to gain deeper insights on the households in their service areas. Its dynamic visuals and filterable variables like household income and branch usage provide libraries a view into areas of opportunity to meet emerging needs.”

    View a video about the new dashboard, here:

    Gale Analytics easily merges libraries’ integrated library system (ILS) data with Mosaic® segmentation from Experian and other datasets. Using interactive dashboards in Tableau Reader, users can segment households based on demographic and lifestyle criteria—drilling down into rich visuals, dynamic maps and downloadable custom mailing lists based on segmentation.

    Gale Analytics’ new interactive dashboards include:

    • Gale Analytics: Community Insights: Segments households in a library’s service area (patrons and non-patrons) based on interest, income, presence of children and allows libraries to build custom marketing lists with a household address or email. As change happens over time, libraries can better understand and visualize their community's current library activity and how to effectively meet their needs. Dashboard controls allow for more dynamic analysis and customized output.

    • Gale Analytics: Digital Collections: Blends eBook and audiobook vendor data with segmentation and lifestyle data to provide demographic insight into who the library is serving and how to better inform collection development. Whether analyzing by genre or household type, this dashboard helps libraries understand not only what is being checked out, but by what segments, when, how often and more.

    • Gale Analytics: Physical Collections: Combines checkout data from a libraries’ ILS with segmentation and lifestyle data to assess how their community is using print resources. Many existing collection analysis tools provide only basic insight into the number of checkouts by genre or format. Whether analyzing by genre or household type, this dashboard helps libraries understand not only what is being checked out, but by what segments, when, how often and more.

    • Gale Analytics: Patron Insights: Segments patrons (at the household level) based on interest, income, technology use, presence of children and more. As change happens over time, your library can uncover the types of patrons your library attracts, as well as the types of users that need better outreach.

    • Gale Analytics: Branches: Tracks cardholder activity across various branches in a single library system. This dashboard provides insight into where and how individual consumer types are engaging with the library system. The resulting analysis allows staff to tailor materials, programs, services and outreach, as well as provides a holistic view of home-branch, non-home and multi-branch use.

    Gale Analytics’ new interactive dashboards are available now. Consulting services are available to libraries who need support on specific projects or assistance interpreting data.

    To learn more about the new Gale Analytics dashboards, Gale will host a live webinar titled: Dial Up Your Outreach with Data on July 15 at 2pm ET. To register, visit the webinar registration page:

    For more information or to request a demonstration, visit the Gale Analytics webpage:

    About Cengage and Gale
    Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit

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    June 30th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Books at JSTOR to Include Demand-Driven Acquisition for E-Books in GOBI®
    ~ New Offering Provides Libraries More Choice to Acquire and Manage DDA Programs Via Preferred Workflow Solution ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. – June 30, 2020 – GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO is providing choice for libraries by extending its Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) services to include Books at JSTOR. This arrangement offers libraries more options to acquire and manage their DDA program via their preferred workflow solution.

    JSTOR’s e-book program offers nearly 90,000 DRM-free, unlimited-access titles that are easy to discover and use alongside journals on its highly-used platform. The program’s generous DDA purchase trigger and tiered savings ensure an outstanding value for library participants. JSTOR’s Associate Vice President of Licensed Collections John Lenahan says this is a natural extension of a long-standing relationship. “JSTOR has had a strong relationship with GOBI since 2014 in supporting library acquisitions for individual titles. Expanding our strategic partnership is a critical next step in supporting the academic community with innovative acquisition models."

    Libraries will have the option to use an approval plan, all profiled content, or all available JSTOR content to feed their DDA program. JSTOR DDA will be part of GOBI’s Multi-Vendor DDA service, which currently offers DDA through ProQuest Ebook Central® and EBSCO eBooks™. With the addition of JSTOR, GOBI’s Multi-Vendor DDA service will continue to ensure no content gaps and preserve library choice by cascading the DDA option to the available platform based on library preference. GOBI’s JSTOR DDA service is being rolled out to early adopters in July, with wide release expected for August 2020.

    JSTOR's Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships Rebecca Seger says this partnership meets the growing needs of library customers. "Many libraries are seeing increased demand for e-books while rapidly working to support remote teaching and research, so cost-effectiveness and acquisition workflow simplification are more important than ever.”

    GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO's Director of Product Management Caroline Zappasodi says that GOBI prioritizes choice for libraries. “Expanding our partnership with ITHAKA by integrating JSTOR’s DDA program into GOBI will deliver an expanded DDA service, supporting the immediate need for libraries to provide increased access to digital content for remote learning, without putting additional strain on staff. This new service will enable libraries to capitalize on the best of JSTOR’s platform, pricing and catalog and GOBI’s trusted technical services, de-duplication and collection development support.”

    About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
    GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 17 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained the same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at:

    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 1,500,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.

    About JSTOR
    JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, e-books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Its powerful research and teaching platform allows users to explore a wide range of scholarly content. JSTOR works with libraries to connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space; provides independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship; and helps publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Artstor, Ithaka S+R, and Portico.


    For more information, please contact:
    Erica Gilson
    Senior Communications Specialist
    EBSCO Information Services
    978-356-6500 x2182

    Sarah Glasser
    Associate Vice President, Marketing

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    June 29th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Aspen Discovery announced this week that the 20.09 release is available. This major release includes 48 improvements.

    Mark Noble, Aspen Discovery Developer, recently commented on the release:

    This release has seen the launch of Aspen Discovery to two new partners. Our thanks go out to the Central Kansas Library Consortium and Arcadia Public Library for being wonderful partners and helping to advance the state of Aspen Discovery.

    A complete list of features and enhancements can be viewed here:

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