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    October 16th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    New PD Plus Framework Alignments Makes Implementing Professional Development Easier and More Actionable for Educators

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – October 16, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, has made it simpler for schools and districts to support teachers’ professional development (PD) and personalized learning needs that align with evaluation frameworks. Gale has aligned its PD eBook collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching. Now educators can easily find PD titles that match their needs, enabling districts to better meet individual and collective goals to improve outcomes. Read Gale’s blog about why these alignments were created and what they mean for teachers, here: http://bit.ly/2Eoh00d.

    The Danielson Framework for Teaching is the most widely used method of defining effective teaching practices in the U.S. and has been adopted in more than 20 states. Gale developed alignments to the Danielson Framework in collaboration with certified teachers and district PD specialists to ensure they meet teachers’ PD requirements and goals.

    View a video about this new alignment, here: http://bit.ly/2P4fLYj.

    “I like the organization of these bundles because they allow principals to customize their professional development whether it be for the entire staff or individual teachers,” said Melissa Shenk, a sixth-grade teacher for Saginaw Public Schools in Michigan. “Using the books for individual professional development of teachers is extremely valuable, especially for those who may have scored low in a particular area on their evaluation.”

    As educators strive to improve teaching practices, it’s essential they have access to resources that can be personalized and aligned with their goals and school expectations. With Gale’s PD collections on GVRL, educators easily access thousands of digital titles that support the Danielson Framework for Teaching from top PD publishers like: ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Solution Tree, Stenhouse Publishers and Times 10 Publications. This not only saves educators time, eliminating the laborious process of manually aligning PD resources with evaluation guides, but also gives teachers a voice and choice to pick evaluative content aligned to the dimension focus they need.

    “This alignment has been super educational and relevant to the work I do every day,” said Andrea Misuraca, secondary curriculum coach at Van Dyke Public Schools district in Warren, Michigan. “The ability to search for specific terms and areas of need in the search engine [GVRL] and receive a great amount of resources specifically catered to those needs, is a timely way to easily get support. There are so many valuable resources for professional learning at our fingertips and this makes it so much easier to guide and coach our teachers in a way that provides them with the skills necessary to improve their practice.”

    With Gale’s new PD plus framework alignments educators can:

    • Easily access personalized resources aligned with teacher evaluations: get titles that are digitally aligned to teacher evaluation and assessment guides like the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

    • Browse aligned titles by the Danielson domain or dimension: breakdown by domain and dimension helps teachers and administrators zero in on the right content for professional development and self-assessment.

    • Access content from top PD publishers: gain unlimited and simultaneous access to content from top PD publishers like ASCD, Corwin Press, Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Solution Tree, Stenhouse Publishers and Times 10 Publications.

    • Customize collections: use GVRL’s customization portal to further align titles within collection(s) to additional domains and dimensions to meet collective goals, or when choosing to bring in titles from additional Gale collections that are not aligned.

    • Collaborate: use the power of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools to easily save, share and download content, including highlights and notes.

    “We know educators are constantly struggling to improve their teaching practice, leverage technology in the classroom and otherwise update their skills,” said Lemma Shomali, director of K-12 products at Gale. “Aligning our PD collections on GVRL to the Danielson Framework for Teaching empowers educators to take their professional development into their own hands while meeting overarching district goals.”

    To learn more about Gale’s PD alignment with Danielson Framework for Teaching, visit the PD plus framework alignments webpage, here: http://bit.ly/2NEt90B.

    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.

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    October 10th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 10 October 2018

    International scholarly publisher Brill and China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (CEPIEC) announced their agreement at the Frankfurt Book Fair to make Brill e-books available on CEPIEC’s newly launched Iresearch online platform.

    CEPIEC only recently launched its state-of-the-art Iresearch online platform, which offers publishers’ content for research and reference to institutional customers and readers in China, with both a Chinese and an English interface. The new platform contains sophisticated knowledge graph technology and interactive tools to considerably enhance the search experience for users.

    “The decision to join the Iresearch platform fits Brill’s global multi-channel, multi-platform sales strategy, whereby we offer access to our content directly via our own platform Brill.com or through several other third party platforms. We look forward to the collaboration with CEPIEC to increase and facilitate distribution and sales of Brill resources in China,” says Peter Coebergh, CEO of Brill.

    “The construction of the Iresearch platform is an important component of CEPIEC’s Digital Development Strategy. The platform integrates high quality electronic book resources all over the world, aiming to provide rich academic research references to our institutional clients and readers. The cooperation with the Iresearch platform is an opportunity to build a closer comprehensive partnership between CEPIEC and Brill. ” says Jianxin Wang, President of CEPIEC.

    For more information on the agreement contact Brill’s office in Beijing at sales-cn@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.

    About CEPIEC
    Founded in 1987 by the Ministry of Education in Beijing, China, CEPIEC (China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation Ltd.) is one of the largest publications import & export enterprises in China. With all services rooted in Education, the foundation of CEPIEC development is to build good relationships with universities and colleges. In recent years, CEPIEC maintained the growth rate of businesses around 10%, with a market share of over 35% in China. CEPIEC has strong capabilities in import and export of foreign books, periodicals and many other content related products. CEPIEC also actively promotes the transition from print book to digital book. At the same time, international exhibitions and copyright business are expanded actively by the CEPIEC. For more information, visit www.cepiec.com.cn.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/101/brill-signs-agreement-to-join-cepiecs-ire...

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    October 4th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

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

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 04, 2018 — Submissions are now being accepted for the third 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 February 15, 2019.

    The SEE-IT Award was developed with 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 2019 SEE-IT Award will be announced in April 2019, and the winner will be announced in June 2019.

    EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management, eBooks & E-Commerce, John Brennan, says the SEE-IT Award aims to promote the cultural and literary impact that youth graphic novels have on young readers. "Youth graphic novels offer incredible learning opportunities to young readers, especially those who flourish as visual learners. Together with the Children's Book Council, we look forward to celebrating the growth of this literary art form, and to help students develop a life-long love of reading through the annual SEE-IT Award."

    The SEE-IT Award juror panel selected The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 SEE-IT Award recipient. Published by Scholastic, the graphic novel was selected for its use of creative storytelling, subject matter relevance, and overall artistic and literary 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 February 15, 2019 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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    For more information, please contact:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    EBSCO Information Services
    978-356-6500 ext. 3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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    October 4th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 4 October 2018

    Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has acquired the full publication program of Deo Publishing (Blandford Forum, UK) with immediate effect.

    Last month Brill and Deo Publishing reached an agreement to transfer all assets of Deo Publishing to Brill. With this Brill acquires several important book series in Religious Studies, with some 50 available titles and a healthy pipeline.

    “Deo Publishing has developed strong book series which are a natural counterpart to some of our leading journals in Biblical and Pentecostal studies, such as the Journal of Pentecostal Theology and Biblical Interpretations,” says Jasmin Lange, Brill’s Chief Publishing Officer. “We are delighted to become the successors of this prominent book list. The entire Deo catalogue will become available as an e-book collection on our platform, joining our suite of scholarly collections in this field of research.”

    David Orton, owner and managing director of Deo Publishing, adds: “We were looking for a suitable candidate to continue the program and serve our authors and readers, and we are extremely grateful to have reached an agreement with Brill. Brill is not only an important global player in the Humanities, but they are also well positioned to expand our book program and turn it into a digital collection.”

    For more information on this media alert, please contact Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice President Business Development Brill (bruinsma@brill.com). For more information on sales and distribution, please contact sales-nl@brill.com, or for the Americas, sales-us@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/100/brill-acquires-deo-publishing

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    October 3rd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ More than 850,000 Titles Available Through GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 3, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues its commitment to providing libraries and their patrons with access to high-quality e-book content by making more than 120,000 EBSCO eBooks™ Digital Rights Management (DRM) free. The DRM-free initiative reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to working with publishers to increase e-book options for libraries.

    With DRM-free EBSCO eBooks, users can download either the full-book or unlimited chapters with no sign-in required, read them in any application and transfer them to any device. Users can select either PDF or EPUB for online viewing and download, and take advantage of Google Drive integration and smartphone/mobile optimization. EBSCO continues to invest in several accessibility initiatives for e-books, including enhanced linking to key content, improved keyboard navigation and working with publishers on best practices. With EBSCO eBooks, librarians have the choice between the DRM-free unlimited user version of a title or a limited user model with standard DRM-protection, enabling them to maximize their budgets and customize their collections to meet user demand. There are no access fees, platform fees, or service fees for EBSCO eBooks, and libraries can soon enjoy rapid MARC record delivery for cataloged titles within hours of purchase. For the EBSCO eBooks that remain DRM-protected, users can still easily download DRM-free chapters.

    DRM-free EBSCO eBooks can be purchased on a title-by-title basis through preferred ordering services, including EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM), OASIS® and GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for academic libraries. GOBI offers more than 850,000 DRM-free titles to libraries and is the world’s largest source for DRM-free e-books for academic librarians.

    EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says the increase in titles will further expand e-book options for libraries and enhance user experience. “EBSCO is dedicated to increasing options for libraries and their patrons, especially when it comes to providing high-quality, accessible e-book content. Together with our publisher partners, we’ve been able to reach the milestone of making more than 120,000 e-book titles available DRM-free – with many more to be available in the future.”

    GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO Chief Operating Officer Darby Kopp says the inclusion of DRM-free titles reinforces GOBI’s commitment to improving librarians’ workflow. “In GOBI, librarians can easily find and order DRM-free e-books across a multitude of e-book platforms and can do so within their current workflow. GOBI provides visibility, insights and control to optimize collection development decisions and our support of DRM-free is a key part of this value we deliver to our customers.”

    EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content, and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and more than 120,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

    For more information about DRM-free e-books from EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

    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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    For more information, please contact:
    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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