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    May 18th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    In an effort to assist schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, digital archiving experts Exact Editions have partnered with 8 publishers to offer schools free access to the digital archives of their magazines until 1st October 2020. 1000 schools worldwide have already signed up to the ‘Remote Resources’ package to use the extensive archives as part of their teaching.

    The participating magazines, whose subject matters span science, geography, politics amongst others, are Chemistry World, New Internationalist, Geographical, Prospect, The Biologist, Resurgence & Ecologist, BBC History Magazine, BBC Music Magazine, BBC Science Focus Magazine & The World Today.

    The free access includes remote access options for students and staff working at home during the crisis, as well as IP-authenticated access for seamless campus use. Every page of each title is incorporated into Exact Editions’ comprehensive search facility, meaning that users can instantly look up a specific topic at the touch of a button.

    Schools can sign up here:

    https://institutions.exacteditions.com/schoolsoffer

    The publishers have put together curriculum-based content guides for teachers here:

    https://institutions.exacteditions.com/guides

    Ciara O’Shea, Deputy Principal at Scoil Muire Agus Padrig secondary school in Ireland said: “Thank you so much for setting our school up […] It will be a wonderful addition and the materials are so rich in information for our students. I can’t thank you enough. It is a wonderful resource for our students and an unexpected treat in these unusual times.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The prestigious publishers participating in the ‘Remote Resources’ initiative have shown great generosity with their content during these unprecedented and difficult times. We’re delighted that so many schools have signed up already, and hope to continue extending it to all four corners of the globe.”

    If you are a publisher who would like to be part of the initiative, please contact us at publisher@exacteditions.com.

    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 and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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    May 11th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Individuals and institutions can now subscribe to the digital edition of Violet Book and access the latest issue across web, iOS and Android platforms. The brand new digital resource will grow with each new issue published and has been brought to life in collaboration with archiving experts Exact Editions.

    Launched by fashion stylist Leith Clark in 2014, Violet Book magazine and its website counterpart are spaces to investigate powerful femininity and share women’s stories and wisdom whilst celebrating experience, age and honesty. Each landmark issue of the bi-annual magazine features an international cast of creative women; Issue 13, debuting in digital form with two covers, features actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and director Miranda July. The magazine is donating 50% of the issue’s digital sales to the Young Women’s Trust, to help economically vulnerable young women hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.

    The cutting-edge functionalities of the Exact Editions platform mean accessing and navigating the new issue is a seamless experience; a comprehensive search facility allows for specific topics or people to be located in an instant, whilst cross-platform accessibility means issues can be accessed from anywhere and everywhere.

    Violet Book is available in the Exact Editions individual and institutional shops here:

    Individuals: https://shop.exacteditions.com/violet-book

    Institutions: https://institutions.exacteditions.com/violet-book

    Browse Issue 13 for 7 days: https://bit.ly/2YRzezT

    Publisher Stephen White said: “We’re thrilled to have launched the first ever digital issue of Violet Book; it marks a new exciting era for the magazine and provides an excellent way for readers to enjoy this landmark issue at a click of a button whilst supporting vulnerable women during the pandemic.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “The striking and vibrant design of Violet Book has translated beautifully into its digital format. The new resource will open doors to an untapped digital market and offer exciting new revenue opportunities.”

    About Violet Book:

    Created in 2014, Violet, a space for powerful femininity to be investigated and celebrated is a biannual magazine and ever-evolving website sharing women’s stories and wisdom.

    From fashion and art to motherhood and families of every form, to tangled issues of politics, protest and women’s bodies and rights, Violet honours the achievements of each individual it features, empowering readers to find confidence in their own womanhood.

    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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    May 11th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    In an effort to assist museums and galleries during the COVID-19 pandemic, MuseumsEtc have partnered with digital publishers Exact Editions to offer free access to the publisher’s complete book collection, comprising almost 70 titles, until 1st November 2020. The offer includes advanced remote access options to allow museum professionals to easily navigate resources whilst working at home over the coming months.

    The MuseumsEtc Collection shares innovation in museum practice worldwide, drawing on the international experience of hundreds of leading museums and galleries in such key areas as inclusion, interpretation, learning, management, new media, and visitor engagement. Designed specifically for use in both academic and professional contexts, the collection is in use in leading museums and galleries worldwide.

    Every page of each title is incorporated into Exact Editions’ comprehensive search facility, meaning that users can instantly look up a specific topic at the touch of a button. Remote access will be set up for all participating museums to allow access from wherever they are in the midst of the world health crisis.

    View the full MuseumsEtc Collection here:

     https://institutions.exacteditions.com/museumsetc-collection

    Museums can sign up here:

    http://institutions.exacteditions.com/museumsoffer

    Publisher Graeme Farnell said: “We want to ensure that museum professionals can access the very best digital resources from home over this difficult period. We hope it’ll be widely used across the globe providing an invaluable new source of shared experience and inspiration.”

    Managing Director of Exact Editions, Daryl Rayner, commented: “This is a great opportunity for museums to explore the archive of book titles available within the collection and provide their staff, researchers and students with a wealth of information at their fingertips.”

    About MuseumsEtc:

    MuseumsEtc is an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh and Boston. Their curated collection of books for museum and gallery professionals shares best practice globally, addressing contemporary issues in a practical, authoritative and innovative way.

    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 and selling subscriptions across web, iOS and Android platforms, for individuals and institutions.

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    May 7th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    US to bring together institutional repository usage statistics on a national scale for the first time.

    Jisc and LYRASIS, a global non-profit membership association providing technology and content solutions for libraries, museums, and archives, are joining forces to introduce Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS) in the United States.

    IRUS-US is the first service to bring together standards-based usage statistics of participating repositories in the US. The service will enable US repositories to provide and gather comparable usage data, while also giving them the opportunity to benchmark usage at an international level.

    Liam Earney, Jisc's executive director of digital resources, says:

    "We are excited to work with LYRASIS in delivering IRUS-US. Data aggregated through IRUS-US will help research managers demonstrate the value of open access content by recording and reporting online resource usage in a consistent and credible way."

    The US is the fourth country to join the growing online repository community, alongside Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The University of Amsterdam and online library and publication platform OAPEN and CORE which hosts the world's largest collection of open access research papers, are also using the service.

    Celeste Feather, LYRASIS senior director of content and scholarly communication Initiatives, says

    "We are excited to facilitate the growth of the IRUS-US community. Adoption of IRUS-US will enable US universities and research organizations to measure the impact of their institutional repository and compare the activity to reports from national and international peers using industry-recognized COUNTER-conformant statistics."

    One of the first US institutions to adopt the service is the University of Michigan, using the IRUS stats to access standards-compliant data and to report on and visualise repository usage.

    Jim Ottaviani, service manager for Deep Blue, the University of Michigan's institutional repository service, comments:

    "Making our work available to all who need it is a foundation of our mission, and participating in international efforts helps ensure we can make that happen. We're pleased to work with IRUS because, by doing so, we get a reliable benchmark of both our reach and of how our efforts complement those of ourpeers around the world."

    Universities and research organisations can signup to IRUS-US from 1 July 2020 by contacting Hannah Rosen, LYRASIS scholarly communication specialist and digitization program coordinator.

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    May 6th, 2020LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ByWater Solutions, America’s forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced today that Lower Umpqua Library District, Reedsport, Oregon, is now live on Koha!

    ByWater completed the transition of the libraries' 14,000 plus holdings from LibraryWorld ILS and is providing ongoing support services to the library. The libraries' customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at https://luld.bywatersolutions.com/.

    About Lower Umpqua Library District
    We offer books, audiobooks, audio-visual materials, and magazines for checkout. There are public computers with printing capabilities, a copy machine, free wifi, and children and adult programs. The conference room is available with access to the Mondo board, and video conferencing, for a fee, for meetings and presentations.

    Read more at https://www.luld.org/library-information.

    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 https://bywatersolutions.com.

    About Koha
    Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

    Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management, and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit http://koha-community.org.

    For More Information
    Jessica Zairo
    Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
    ByWater Solutions
    bywatersolutions.com
    Phone:(888)900-8944

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