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    February 15th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Gale and EveryLibrary Team Up to Launch Nationwide Campaign to Promote How Libraries Support Entrepreneurship

    Partnership to Raise Awareness of Services Libraries Provide for Entrepreneurs and Startups

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. & FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 15, 2019 – Did you know libraries are one of the most valuable (and free) resources available to entrepreneurs seeking to launch a small business? That’s why Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with EveryLibrary, a national non-profit organization dedicated to non-partisan political action on behalf of libraries, to launch a nationwide campaign to help raise awareness of the services libraries offer to entrepreneurs and startups.

    "Libraries are economic development engines in their communities," says John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary. "Librarians help starters and entrepreneurs shape their ideas into viable products or businesses while helping established small businesses understand and grow their market. That's why we are so excited to partner with Gale. Their information solutions are the market intelligence and business informatics that every entrepreneur needs to succeed. We want to share the powerful story about librarians and the impact of business reference services to support the local economy and to create individual and family prosperity."

    View a video about how libraries and Gale support entrepreneurship, here: http://bit.ly/2S1pKuU

    The campaign will run throughout the year with the first event kicking off during National Entrepreneurship Week, February 16-23, 2019, where EveryLibrary and the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) will host a free webinar titled: Libraries and Incubators Tuesday, February 19 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar brings together libraries and other innovation ecosystem builders to share insights and best practices about business development. Leigh Ann Cusack, senior director of product development for public libraries at Gale, will participate in the presentation outlining a path for business planning and share insights and recommendations on useful tools available through public libraries. Additionally, Community Reference Manager, Kim Gile from the Kansas City Public Library will offer insider insight into how libraries are economic drivers with examples from across the United States.

    Register for this webinar, here: http://bit.ly/2V0wgDY.

    “Public libraries have always played a powerful role in connecting people with the resources and learning they need to be successful in life. However, most entrepreneurs are unaware of the free business resources and staff expertise that their local libraries offer that can guide them throughout every stage of business planning, said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Through our partnership with EveryLibrary, our goal is to change this by driving awareness of the value that libraries provide to the entrepreneurship ecosystem.”

    For more information visit the Gale Entrepreneurship webpage: http://bit.ly/2X790WL or EveryLibrary’s Entrepreneurs blog: http://bit.ly/2TPv9XK.

    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 - http://blog.gale.com/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

    About EveryLibrary
    EveryLibrary is the first and only national political action committee for libraries. Since 2012, EveryLibrary has helped nearly 100 libraries with their local ballot measures to renew or extend funding. With an 80% win rate, EveryLibrary has helped local libraries secure over $320 million per annum in stable tax funding for building projects, collections, programs, services and staffing. As a donor-supported organization, EveryLibrary provides all their campaign consulting pro-bono and free of charge to both the library’s Informational Communications Campaign as well as the local ballot support committee. You can learn more about EveryLibrary’s history of campaign support at everylibrary.org.

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    February 4th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Explores the History of Sex and Sexuality with Access to Previously Banned and Restricted Collections

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 4, 2019 – In collaboration with The British Library, The Kinsey Institute and New York Academy of Medicine, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the third installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries, expands the study of gender and sexuality, with nearly one million pages of content that’s traditionally been available only through restricted access in reading rooms. This never-before-digitized collection contains more than 5,000 monographs that offer historical perspectives on sex, sexuality and gender, providing context to the resources covered in Parts I and II. Now researchers can explore different aspects of sex and sexuality with online access as well as examine how social attitudes and mores have changed over time, all in one archive. Read Gale’s blog about Part III, here: http://bit.ly/2G2SsKc.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III examines topics such as patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution, religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural attitudes of the past, but also provides a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and how they evolved over the centuries.

    The collections included in the archive cover a wide array of fields, providing students and researchers with multiple perspectives in research areas such as medicine, biology, anthropology, law, the classics, art and erotic literature.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III includes three unique collections:

    • The British Library’s Private Case Collection: Comprised of printed books that were originally held separately from the Library’s main reference collection from the 1850s to 1990 on grounds of obscenity, with the earliest items dating from the 17th century. It presents an interesting study in social ethics as the definition of obscenity evolved since the mid-19th century.

    • The Kinsey Institute for Sex Research Collection – Special Subjects Units from Sex Research: Early Literature from Statistics to Erotica: Dating from 1700 to 1860, this collection is a portion of Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey’s original library, which he used to study human sexual behavior from multiple perspectives.

    • New York Academy of Medicine Collection: A collection of rare and unique books, consisting of more than 1,400 monographs covering a variety of topics in sex, sexuality and gender studies. From sex education to erotica, manners to medicine, the Academy collection offers a rich combination of materials from the humanities to the hard sciences.

    “The British Library’s Private Case offers extraordinary insights into many facets of human sexuality over at least three centuries, from an 18th century directory of sex workers in the Covent Garden area of London, to the literary output of the Marquis de Sade and the pseudonymous authors of the Merryland Books,” said Adrian Edwards, Head of Printed Heritage at the British Library. “By digitizing this collection and making it available both to users of Archives of Sexuality & Gender, and to users of our Reading Rooms in London and Yorkshire, we hope to make this collection visible and available as never before.”

    To provide a better research experience, the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series has been integrated into Gale’s new Digital Scholar Lab. This integration allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III offers:

    • unrestricted access to more than one million pages of unique and rare content that was previously banned, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sex and sexuality.

    • more than 5,000 monographs covering topics in sex, sexuality and gender from the sciences to the humanities.

    • Cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

    “The unique collections in this remarkable new archive emphasize that the cultural norms surrounding sex and sexuality have always been in flux,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Researchers can examine issues of censorship, gender, sexuality and more, drawing on diverse sources from both the sciences and literature.”

    The Archives of Sexuality & Gender series is complementary to Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality; LGBTQ history and gender studies.

    To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III webpage: http://bit.ly/2HQNBO8.

    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 - http://blog.gale.com/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

    The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - https://www.bl.uk/ - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitized collection items and over 40 million pages.

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    January 29th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 29 January 2019

    In conjunction with the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Brill will publish the new Open Access book series Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds.

    The book volumes in the Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds publish research on legal history of areas which have been in contact with the Iberian empires during the early Modern and Modern period, in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Its focus is global in the sense that it is not limited to the imperial spaces as such but rather looks at the glocalization of normativities within the space related to these imperial formations. It is global also in another sense: The volumes in the series will pay special attention to the coexistence of a variety of normativities (multinormativity) and their cultural translations in different places and moments, decentering classical research perspectives and opening up for different modes of normativity. Within this broad spectrum, and due to the research in this field carried out at Department II of the Max Planck Institute, normativities stemming from the field of Religious Studies will receive special attention.

    The series editor Thomas Duve, Director at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, comments: “In the last years, we observe a growing interest in the history of the formation of normative orders on a transnational scale in different disciplines. In the international academia, History, Law, and Political Science are turning more global or more historical in their orientation. Thus, it was important for us to find a publishing house of the best reputation which has the international and interdisciplinary visibility to publish studies on the histories of glocalizing normativities in an Open Access format.”

    Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, adds: "Brill highly values the opportunity to partner with the esteemed Max Planck Institute of European Legal History on publishing a book series in Open Access. The books we publish undergo strict peer review; together with the benefits of Open Access for the visibility and discoverability of publications, we are convinced this will contribute to the standing, reach and impact of the Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds."

    The monographs, edited volumes and text editions in the series will be peer reviewed, and published in print and online. Brill’s Open Access books are discoverable through DOAB and distributed free of charge in Brill’s E-Book Collections, and through OAPEN and JSTOR.

    For more information on this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill, via paalvast@brill.com, or the publisher at Brill, Ms. Wendel Scholma, scholma@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 over 300 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 brill.com.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/115/brill-launches-open-access-book-series-wi...

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    January 25th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Announces 2019 Solar Grant Submissions
    ~ $200,000 in Grants Available for Libraries Looking to Go Green ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 25, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues its commitment to helping libraries in their sustainability efforts with the 2019 EBSCO Solar grant program. As part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO is soliciting grant applications to give libraries the opportunity to “go green” by funding solar installations. EBSCO will be accepting submissions from both domestic and international libraries.

    The grants will allow winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses and install a solar array at their institution. After seeing the benefits of “going green” on its own campus, EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program so libraries interested in adding their own solar arrays can do so. Since 2016, EBSCO has given libraries more than $650,000 in grant money.

    Red Feather Lakes Library in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and The University of West Indies, Mona in Kingston, Jamaica, received grants last year and are planning to install their arrays in 2019.

    EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says EBSCO has benefited from adopting alternative energy sources such as solar arrays and wants to help libraries do the same. “Solar power is a great way to showcase the value of green technologies at an institution. Libraries are often the center of a campus or a community and by going green, libraries can encourage solar adoption and allow students and patrons to see the benefits. Our grants help make it easier for a library to implement a green plan or even make it viable to adopt solar power.”

    Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions until February 28th. Submissions are due by April 30th, and the winner will be announced on June 21st, 2019, both online and at ALA-Annual. More information is available on the EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar, including the timeline, where to submit questions, a link to the submission form and FAQs.

    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 900,000 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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    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    January 25th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    John Cotton Dana Award 2019 Submissions Now Open
    ~ Eight Winners to Receive $10,000 in Development Awards ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 25, 2019 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards will be provided by The H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2019.

    The awards are managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA and the JCD judges come from the LLAMA division. The 2019 John Cotton Dana Awards will be presented to winners at an ALA-Annual awards ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

    Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a 2019 John Cotton Dana Award. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. Examples of past campaigns have included: rebranding efforts, promotion of archives and special collections, awareness campaigns, community partnerships and special events. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD Committee.

    Entries for the JCD Award are organized around needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Entrants are asked to submit documentation to show the scope and effectiveness of their campaign. Examples of these documents may include initial assessments and research, processes for implementation, goals met, creative output, media releases, media coverage and other metrics that establish results.

    Applications for the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award are to be submitted electronically and received by March 15, 2019. More information, including entry documents, can be found at: https://www.ebsco.com
    /about/scholarship-awards/john-cotton-dana.

    About the John Cotton Dana Award
    The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated by The H.W. Wilson Company at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library. The Awards are funded by the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

    About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
    The Foundation was established by Halsey W. Wilson in 1952 to support the needs of company employees and retirees. Since 1957, The H.W. Wilson Foundation has focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational and religious institutions. Major donors to the Foundation included Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilson, and the H.W. Wilson Company. http://thwwf.org/

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 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:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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