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    April 17th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    New LMS Integration Simplifies Access to Gale Resources, Seamlessly Connecting Libraries to Learners

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 17, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for students and educators to discover and access Gale digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS). Gale has achieved conformance certification for Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) 1.0 and Deep Linking from IMS Global Learning Consortium. Now educators can seamlessly integrate their library’s Gale content into learning management systems that support LTI and Deep Linking such as Schoology, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle and others. This provides easy access to Gale resources from one platform through single sign-on, streamlining workflow to meet classroom instruction needs, foster student engagement and support textbook affordability initiatives. View a list of Gale’s LTI-compliant and Deep Linking certified products.

    View our video on the LMS integration, here: http://bit.ly/2H6akoB

    Educators want to incorporate digital resources into their lesson plans and assignments, but typically don’t have the time to search through multiple programs or platforms to find or create content themselves. Additionally, most are unaware of the high-quality resources available through their library. With this LMS integration, instructors can embed links to Gale resources into their courses and assignments from within their LMS, enabling students to access Gale content directly from their assignment, within their workflow.

    Since the integration follows the natural workflow within the LMS, instructors don’t need to learn a new process for integrating content.

    Read our blog on the new LMS integration, here: https://blog.gale.com/increase-access-and-discovery-with-lms-integration/.

    Gretta Rogne, MEd., secondary instructional technology specialist at New Caney Independent School District in Texas had great success with the beta version of the new LMS integration with Canvas, and experienced a significant increase in usage: “Our teachers were extremely pleased with the ease of use and simple setup. The ability to search and embed into specific assignments, discussions and pages, without ever leaving our Canvas environment has increased usage of our Gale databases. The more tools and integrations we make accessible in Canvas, the greater usage we see in our resources.”

    Benefits of Gale’s new LMS integration include:

    • Single Sign-on: provides single sign-on access to Gale resources from within LTI-compliant learning management systems, with no additional passwords or authentication needed;

    • Deep Linking: allows instructors to easily embed Gale content directly into assignments, discussions, quizzes and more;

    • Streamlined Workflow: provides a seamless integration experience within the user’s workflow, reducing the time and the steps involved in incorporating Gale content into a course.

    “Our LMS integration allows libraries to extend the value of their Gale resources to meet classroom needs,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “This is core to our mission to connect libraries to learners by enriching the relationship between librarians and educators to transform the way students learn.”

    To learn more about Gale’s new LMS integration, visit: https://www.gale.com/workflow.

    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 the 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 www.gale.com.

    Follow Gale on:
    • Twitter - @galecengage
    • Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com
    • Facebook - https://business.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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    April 13th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 13 April 2018

    Brill Publishers is proud to announce that they have won The Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards 2018. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 10 April 2018. The award was accepted by Brill’s Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia, Linda Empringham.

    The awards are organized annually since 2014, in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), and celebrate excellence in seventeen categories, including international publishing, bookselling, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel consists of experts in that sector.

    The judges said, “A key component of the great Dutch tradition of scholarly publishing for well over three centuries, Brill have shown a tremendous capacity for innovation in recent years, launching interesting and perhaps unexpected programmes in Open Access publishing as well as developing significantly the digital possibilities of their traditional outputs. With annual rates of publication close to 1,400 new books and 284 journals and offices in three continents, Brill are a significant force in global publishing, and remind the wider scholarly publishing community of the continued importance of the commercial sector in the dissemination of the arts and social sciences - something all too often overlooked.”

    Brill’s EVP Sales & Marketing Peter Coebergh comments: “We are proud and delighted that Brill and its authors around the world have been recognized in this way. To receive this award in our 335th year of publishing makes the award even more special."

    Linda Empringham with chair of judges Richard Fisher (Independent Publishers Guild) (photo © London Book Fair)

    For more information about this media alert, please contact Linda Empringham, Sales Director for EMEA and South Asia at Brill, via empringham@brill.com.

    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, Language & 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 284 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 www.brill.com.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/83/brill-wins-the-academic-and-professional-p...

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    April 12th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina
    ~ Agreement with Latin America’s Largest Open Source Service Provider Designed to Offer Libraries Choice and Support for FOLIO Systems ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 12, 2018 — A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Infoestratégica Latina is designed to ensure that libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement secures Infoestrategica’s pledge to provide FOLIO application and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services.

    Infoestratégica Latina, located in Mexico City and Bogota, is one of the biggest general library service vendors in Latin America. Infoestratégica Latina CEO, José Luis Ascárraga Rossete, says that Infoestratégica Latina will work closely with EBSCO to provide support for their Latin American libraries using FOLIO as their library services platform. “The addition of open source services is important for libraries looking to save money and leverage the latest technology via the FOLIO Library Services Platform to provide more than traditional ILS functionality. Working with EBSCO to implement FOLIO in libraries will create a focus on service and customer support.”

    EBSCO has supported FOLIO with funding, developers and project management as well as provided funding for Koha open source development. EBSCO will be providing hosting services and advanced software support as well as a complement of data integration services for libraries adopting the FOLIO LSP.

    EBSCO Vice President of Services Product Management Ron Burns says these agreements give EBSCO the opportunity to create a high level of customer service standards. “It’s important that service providers like EBSCO and Infoestratégica Latina work together on local support structures for Latin America libraries looking to implement FOLIO. Many libraries need strong partners to take full advantage of modern open source benefits."

    Infoestratégica Latina and EBSCO will be working together and with the FOLIO community to support the first libraries going live with FOLIO in 2019.

    Since being announced in June 2016, FOLIO has formed a community and librarians and developers have joined special interest groups that are actively creating an open source LSP that supports traditional resource management functionality that can be extended into emerging areas. FOLIO is being designed to be flexible to allow librarians to select the applications that best align with their workflow needs. More information is available at www.folio.org.

    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.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

    About Infoestratégica Latina
    Infoestratégica Latina is a leading technology solutions and professional content provider in Latin America, helps decision makers to make better decisions and obtaining better results, serving academic, public, corporate, special libraries, and archives. Infoestratégica´s portfolio includes; archives and library technology, automation and software, electronic journals and books subscriptions, discovery tools, mobile solutions, learning tools, RFID solutions. Established in 1994 Infoestratégica is a private company serving hundreds of organizations in all Latin American countries.

    For more information, please contact:
    Adriana Uyazán Ramírez
    Infoestratégica
    Gerencia Colombia
    (571) 610 1698
    adriana_uyazan@infoestrategica.com

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    April 10th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Google’s CASA removes barriers to accessing Gale’s scholarly research off-campus, from any device

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – April 10, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it easier for academic researchers to access its scholarly content anytime, anywhere. Through a new partnership with Google Scholar, Gale has integrated Google’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) into its Academic OneFile periodical database, ensuring users seamlessly experience uninterrupted access to its authoritative content, from any off-campus location or device.

    CASA is an enhanced authentication service that builds upon Google Scholar's Subscriber Links service. Without CASA, Subscriber Links in Google Scholar search results are based on IP authentication. This is great for on-campus research, but falls short for remote access, becoming a frustrating experience for users. With CASA integration, remote researchers have the same Subscriber Links and unrestricted access to Gale content as on-campus researchers, from anywhere in the world.

    Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar said: "CASA builds on Google Scholar's Subscriber Links program which provides direct links in the search interface to subscribed collections for on-campus users. With CASA, a researcher can start a literature survey on-campus and resume where they left off once they are home or travelling, with no hoops to jump through. Their subscribed collections are highlighted in Google Scholar searches, enabling them to access articles in exactly the same way as on-campus researchers."

    CASA is a free service and academic libraries that are included in Google Scholar Subscriber Links will automatically take advantage of the service when accessing Gale resources.

    “As researchers become more mobile with less ties to a physical library and more students are taking online courses, they face far too many barriers to gaining remote access to library resources,” said Liz Mason, Senior Vice President of Product at Gale. “CASA empowers learning by making it easier for researchers to successfully access our scholarly content no matter where they are. Our CASA integration builds on our remote access strategy and initiatives, including Single Sign-On from G-Suite, Office 365, Clever and ClassLink, enabling us to better connect learners to libraries.”

    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 the 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 www.gale.com.

    Follow Gale on:
    • Twitter - @galecengage
    • Gale Blog - https://blog.gale.com/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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    April 9th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Open Dissertations Project from EBSCO Information Services Goes Live
    ~ OpenDissertations.org Already Has More Than One Million Electronic Theses and Dissertations Committed Just Months After Being Launched ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — April 9, 2018 — OpenDissertations.org, the project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June.

    EBSCO Open Dissertations™ is committed to providing open and free access to ETD metadata and content. In addition to the fully open website (www.opendissertations.org), EBSCO will include ETD metadata in EBSCO Discovery Service™ to facilitate access and improve content discovery for researchers. With more and more universities now hosting and distributing their own ETDs on the open web, EBSCO and BiblioLabs have created a service that freely aggregates and exposes this valuable content. EBSCO Open Dissertations extends access to any interested researchers worldwide and drives traffic to Institutional Repositories.

    BiblioLabs CEO Mitchell Davis says the project is open to libraries around the world, and some of the first data made available for public search includes ETDs from across the U.K. that are included in the British Library’s EThOS Service. As UKSG 2018 approaches, he says there could be no better time to launch. “We are working to drive more discovery of U.K. ETDs through this project, and what better time to launch than ahead of this important U.K. Higher Ed. event. The British Library has been an amazing innovation partner working with us for years, and this project is an exciting way to extend our partnership.”

    Davis says the response from libraries is letting BiblioLabs and EBSCO know they are on the right track. “We know from the number of libraries that have committed to join the project (especially the reactions we have seen in such a short time) that we have hit on a real need. We intend to build on our work with EBSCO and libraries in a way that supports the ETD community and this stream of research for the long term.”

    More than 30 institutions from four continents are currently participating in the EBSCO Open Dissertations project. These institutions represent more than one million dissertations that will be searchable from www.opendissertations.org. Since the project was launched in November, more than 50 institutions have reached out to discuss the project and commit resources.

    EBSCO Information Services’ Senior Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says the positive response to the project in such a short time shows that EBSCO Open Dissertations is meeting a real need to make ETD information more accessible. “We are committed to supporting more open source software models in the library industry. With OpenDissertations.org, we are creating new content discovery paradigms around which EBSCO and libraries can partner more closely, and we are working with BiblioLabs to unlock that potential.”

    Opendissertations.org is the next step in an ongoing effort to open access to dissertations. In 2014, EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation created American Doctoral Dissertations, which contained indexing from the H.W. Wilson print publication, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-1955. In 2015, the H.W. Wilson Foundation agreed to support the expansion of the scope of the American Doctoral Dissertations database to include records for dissertations and theses from 1955 to the present with the goal of creating a single portal for ETDs which could be added to university profiles and accessed online.

    To see a demonstration during UKSG in Glasgow, visit the EBSCO booth. To learn more about the Open Dissertations project, visit www.opendissertations.org or find out how to become part of EBSCO Open Dissertations. Libraries interested in participating can also contact their EBSCO representative.

    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.

    About BiblioLabs
    BiblioLabs is a leader in Open Education Resource (OER) and OA content creation, curation and distribution software to academic institutions. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, their BiblioBoard platform aims to transform student and researcher access to information by delivering a simple, intuitive and modern user experience and delivering the best OER and OA content creation tools. They work with public and academic institutions of all sizes to democratize access to information and lower costs for students.

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    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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