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    September 24th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida is now live on FOLIO!

    ByWater completed the transition of the library's 200,000 plus holdings from OCLC WMS this summer and is providing ongoing support services to the library. As part of their partnership with ByWater, EBSCO Information Services will be providing hosting services along with complimentary products to ensure a complete and well managed FOLIO instance.

    Brendan Gallagher, CEO, and Founder of ByWater Solutions, recently commented on the migration.

    Being part of the FOLIO Open Source Community and leading the migration for St. Thomas University has been amazing! Our FOLIO team worked hard to ensure a smooth transition for the staff at St. Thomas University, making sure they could utilize all aspects of the LSP. We are looking forward to seeing them grow with the community.

    About St. Thomas University
    St. Thomas University (STU) is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. St. Thomas is a Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity committed to the academic and professional success of its students who become ethical leaders in our global community.


    About FOLIO
    FOLIO is a collaborative effort among libraries, vendors, developers, and consortia that leverages open source technology and a community-based effort to redefine library services and innovate based on library futures. By building on what libraries need and by leveraging library expertise as well as vendor capacity and velocity, FOLIO is designed to move libraries forward, build on the services they provide, and redefine the role libraries play within their institution. FOLIO also levels the playing field and makes open source technology available to all institutions regardless of size or staffing. FOLIO brings vendors together to innovate and host services for customers and introduces open source as a service to libraries. To sign up to participate or receive more information go to

    About ByWater Solutions
    ByWater Solutions is a full service, high-quality Open Source support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their systems than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in the first-rate implementation and support services with library systems of all sizes for the Koha ILS, Aspen Discovery, Folio LSP, Coral ERM, and Libki PC Management.

    Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions not only lowers the cost of implementation and maintenance of OSS but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit

    About EBSCO
    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, and clinical decision 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.

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    September 23rd, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    District Invests in Gale eBooks to Provide Educators and Students with Online Educational Resources to Support Social Emotional Well-Being and Cultural Competence

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and CHARLESTON, S.C. – September 23, 2020 – With mental health issues and racial injustices on the rise, Gale, a Cengage company, is helping the Charleston County School District (CCSD) provide its students and school staff with authoritative digital resources to support social and emotional learning (SEL) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The district is using professional learning and student collections on Gale eBooks to help educators and learners strengthen their understanding and provide guidance for mental health and racial equity to create more supportive and inclusive learning environments.

    According to a recent EdWeek MarketBrief survey, 53% of administrators and teachers believe helping students cope with anxiety, depression, stress management and other mental illnesses, will be major needs as schools reopen during COVID-19. Additionally, 47% said that social-emotional support for teachers is a top priority as well.[i]

    “With the ongoing pandemic and civil unrest that our nation is currently experiencing, the need to support our students and teachers’ well-being is greater than ever,” said Christy James, library and media services coordinator for CCSD. “The materials in Gale’s SEL and DEI collections are timely and very relevant for what students and teachers need inside and outside of the classroom and equips them with the right trauma-informed approaches and culturally-responsive tools to meet their needs.”

    As the second-largest school system in South Carolina, more than 50,000 students and over 3,500 teachers across 87 schools and programs can privately access the collections from the district’s library website, 24/7 from any location or device.

    CSSD’s Gale eBooks collections include:

    For Students

    • Cameron’s Collection: 1 in 5 teens suffers from mental health challenges—and more than 75% don’t seek help at all.[ii] Helping students cope with everyday stressors and stay in the present moment are at the core of this collection. More than 90 digital titles span a wide range of topics including: ADD, ADHD, alcohol, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, caregiving, cutting, depression, divorce, drugs, eating disorders, homelessness, OCD, self-injury, stress, and suicide. Created in partnership with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, this collection aims to inspire students affected by mental illness to seek help.

    • Cameron’s Camp for Wellness: More than 100 eBooks provide targeted guidance on sensitive issues for K-5students, teachers and counselors with topics on managing emotions, teamwork, problem-solving, family issues, staying positive, being safe and much more. Helping students recognize and manage emotions, social skills, safety, and more are the core foundations of this collection.

    For Educators

    • SEL and DEI Collection: Creating a sense of unity, even in the most diverse communities, impacts student achievement and inspires positive change. This online collection is twofold, with 57 titles specific to SEL and DEI. Topics support culturally responsive teaching, trauma-informed and mindful practices, self-management, empathy, differentiation, and more.

    • Administrator and Teacher Self-Care Collection: Teachers SEL is just as important as their students, yet meeting these needs can be challenging, especially in an evolving virtual environment. This digital collection of 26 titles is focused on the teachers as well as administrators in areas of self-care, mindfulness, stress-busting strategies, time management, and more.

    “The impact of the pandemic coupled with the recent racial injustices has left many school districts scrambling to figure out how to support students and educators as they deal with the trauma, making social emotional well-being and instruction more important than ever,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Gale eBooks SEL and DEI collections help learners develop the critical skills they need to cope with everyday challenges to improve academic achievement while providing educators with the teaching tools to help them succeed – in school or at home.”

    For more information, visit Gale’s SEL 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, believes in the power and joy of learning. For schools, the company helps drive positive outcomes by providing essential, curriculum-aligned content that empowers educators to solve curriculum challenges and meet students where they are. Today that includes supporting distance and social and emotional learning as well as equity and inclusion goals. Gale’s K-12 offerings extend from educational databases and custom eBook collections to instructional tools and professional development resources. For more information, please visit

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    About the Charleston County School District
    Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally-accredited school district that is committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 87 schools and specialized programs.

    CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military.


    [i] EdWeek MarketBrief Survey: As Districts Inch Toward Reopening, What Are Their Biggest Social-Emotional Needs? May 29, 2020

    [ii] National Alliance on Mental Illness: Mental Health by the Numbers

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    September 21st, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Independent music publication Crack Magazine has partnered with digital publishers Exact Editions to create a digital archive of fully-searchable issues that stretches back to 2012. Available for institutions around the world, the new resource is a valuable addition to libraries wishing to expand their holdings in the spheres of music and cultural studies.

    As Europe’s biggest independent music publication, Crack Magazine has gained a global reputation for supporting rising artists whose music tells listeners something about the world. Prestigious cover stars have included Bjork, Skepta, SOPHIE, Blood Orange, Thom Yorke, Dave and Jorja Smith.

    The new archive, which will grow with each new issue published, allows institutional users to seamlessly access issues across web, iOS and Android platforms. Specific articles and interviews can be located at the touch of a button through the comprehensive search function, and remote access options permit the entire archive to be accessed both on and off campus.

    Crack Magazine is available in the Exact Editions institutional shop here:

    Browse the archive for 7 days here:

    Director Luke Sutton commented: “The platform gives new life to our archive of issues, with the search function ensuring a particularly compelling browsing experience for users. We’re excited to unlock the potential of the institutional market!”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, remarked: “The striking covers and remarkable design of Crack Magazine make the new archive a treat for the eyes as well as the cultural mind.”

    About Crack Magazine:

    Crack Magazine is a monthly independent music and culture magazine founded in Bristol in 2009. Since its conception, the magazine has been available to avid cultural observers in bars, record stores and creative spaces across Europe and New York.

    Comprising over 100 issues published across 10 years, iconic artists including Jorja Smith, Bjork and Skepta have been the stars of major cover stories.

    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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    September 17th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 17 September 2020

    Brill is proud to announce that Jus Mundi, the search engine for International Law and Arbitration, has won the ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Award 2020. The award winners were announced during the annual ALPSP Conference and Awards. Jus Mundi was presented with the prestigious Innovation in Publishing Award for publishing a wide range of global legal data that is otherwise dispersed across multiple restrictive sources or simply not available.

    The ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2020, sponsored by Publishers' Licensing Services, were presented by David Sommer, Chair of the judging panel, at the opening of the ALPSP Virtual Conference 2020 on Wednesday, 16 September. This year's edition announced two winners, Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, with the Open Library of Humanities receiving highly recommended.

    Jean-Rémi de Maistre, CEO of Jus Mundi, commented: "This award is an important recognition for Jus Mundi's mission to create accessibility to legal knowledge worldwide. We are delighted that our innovation is appreciated beyond the world of lawyers by a leading institution in the publishing industry."

    A broad range of applications across the industry was received this year, with entries open to any new development, product, service, or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication. The winner had to demonstrate excellence in terms of originality, innovation, value to the community, utility, and long-term viability. Jus Mundi showcased its innovative platform in front of 10 jury members & competed against 7 other finalists shortlisted for the award.

    David Sommer, Chair of the Judges, noted: "Despite this year's awards feeling very different, we again received a range of high-quality submissions from a broad spectrum of organizations across the world. It was very encouraging for the judges to see the wealth of innovation and development that is alive and well in our industry during challenging times. Our two winners: Jus Mundi and WordToEPUB, together with the Highly Commended Open Library of Humanities, are deserved of acknowledgement for solving important challenges for their communities in innovative ways."

    Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director, Law at Brill says: “We are proud at Brill Publishing to be partnering with such a creative team of digital legal publishers and are pleased that Jus Mundi has entrusted the distribution of this innovative service to the global academic market to Brill.”

    Earlier this year, Jus Mundi secured €1 million in a seed funding round. The legal tech company aspires to become the leading global resource for international law and arbitration research. The tool is already used by the world's leading arbitration teams.

    About Jus Mundi
    Launched in 2018, Jus Mundi is a one-stop destination for international legal and arbitrator research. Jus Mundi strives to make international law and arbitration easily accessible and understandable, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to collect and structure global legal data. By combining law and technology, Jus Mundi enhances lawyers' decision making by giving them access to critical legal information and analytics on arbitrators.
    Jus Mundi is featured on Forbes Top Machine Learning Startups in 2020.
    To learn more about Jus Mundi, please visit
    Media contact: Sneha Ashtikar (

    About ALPSP
    The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organizations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content. With nearly 300 members in 30 countries, membership also includes those that work with these publishers. Its mission is to connect, inform, develop, and represent the international scholarly and professional publishing community.

    About the ALPSP Virtual Conference and Awards 2020
    The ALPSP Conference 2020 is being held virtually over three sessions from 16‑18 September. This year's theme is the legacy of COVID-19 on scholarly communication. The conference provides a friendly forum in which to share information and knowledge, learn about new initiatives, and engage in open discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing publishing today. With expert speakers, our annual event is for everyone in the scholarly publishing community.

    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, Languages & 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

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    September 16th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 16 September 2020

    Librarians can now acquire titles from a collection of more than 19,000 sought-after Brill E-Books through the OASIS and Rialto marketplaces. OASIS is ProQuest’s free web-based system for searching, selecting, and ordering print and electronic books for academic libraries. Rialto rebuilds the selection and acquisition process for academic libraries, delivering efficient workflows, data-supported decisions, and the right information at the point of decision.

    Founded in 1683, Brill is a scholarly publisher with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications cover the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. They also include the imprints Nijhoff, Rodopi, Hes & De Graaf and Hotei Publishing.

    “We are delighted to be able to offer librarians more options when ordering Brill E-Books,” said Focko van Berckelaer, Vice President of Global Sales at Brill. “Working with OASIS and Rialto enables us to integrate Brill E-Books into the collection development and acquisition workflows of our institutional library customers around the world.”

    “Easy access to digital content is more critical than ever before as libraries strive to support remote research, teaching and learning,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Books Product & Operations at ProQuest. “That’s why we are pleased to add Brill, a highly sought-after publisher, for ordering through OASIS and Rialto.”

    Brill is one of many publisher-direct options available for acquisition on the ProQuest OASIS online ordering platform long used by librarians to select and acquire academic content, and the Rialto next-generation marketplace built to unify and streamline selection and acquisition workflows for academic libraries. Librarians can choose E-Books and streaming video from a rapidly growing number of platforms within their usual ordering workflow.

    For more information on this collaboration between Brill and ProQuest, contact Brill via

    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, Languages & 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

    About ProQuest
    ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.
    Along with its companies and affiliates Ex Libris, Alexander Street and Bowker, ProQuest helps its customers achieve better research, better learning and better insights. For more information, visit our ProQuest Connect and Extraordinary Stories blogs, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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