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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:
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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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    April 5th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson’s The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content.

    Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content. Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of ‘born-digital’ content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form. The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content explains step by step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally.

    Authors Heather Ryan and Walker Sampson said, “Our book is for librarians and archivists who have found themselves managing or are planning to manage born-digital content and who may feel somewhat unsure of their ability to take on a task that by all appearances demands a high level of technological expertise”.

    The book covers the basics of digital information; selection, acquisition, accessioning and ingest; description, preservation and access; methods for designing and implementing workflows for born-digital collection processing; and strategies and philosophies to move forward as technologies change.

    Trevor Owens, Head of Digital Content Management at the Library of Congress said, “Librarians, archivists and museum professionals need to collectively move away from thinking about digital, and in particular born-digital, as being niche topics for specialists. If our institutions are to meet the mounting challenges of serving the cultural memory functions of an increasingly digital-first society the institutions themselves need to transition to become digital-first themselves. We can’t just keep hiring a handful of people with the word ‘digital’ in their job titles. You don’t go to a digital doctor to get someone who uses computing as part of their medical practice, and we can’t expect that the digital archivists are the ones who will be the people who do digital things in archives. The things this book covers are things that all cultural heritage professionals need to get up to speed on”.
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    Press and review copies contact:
    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
    Email: james.williams@facetpublishing.co.uk

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    Link to the cover image:
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    The No-nonsense Guide to Born-digital Content | April 2018 | 240pp | paperback: 9781783301959 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301966 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302567

    Heather Ryan is the Director of Special Collections, Archives & Preservation and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She earned her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Walker Sampson is the Digital Archivist at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. He earned his MS in Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin before beginning work at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 2011.

    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: facet@bookpoint.co.uk | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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    March 29th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 29 March 2018

    Critical Latin America is the title of a new series, forthcoming with academic publisher Brill, focusing on the historical and contemporary currents, connections, and conflicts of Latin Americans’ ideas and identities.

    Edited by David Carey Jr., Loyola University Maryland, and Renata Keller, University of Nevada at Reno, the series focuses on the intersections of identities—gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class—and such public and private fora as politics, culture, art, religion, and family. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series also examines how forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge (particularly scientific and medical), social movements, education, and the environment shape the ideas, identities, and lived experiences of Latin Americans.

    The monographs and edited volumes published in the series will be peer reviewed, and available in print and online. Critical Latin America fits strategically with Brill’s growing portfolios in American Studies and Social Sciences.

    Series editors David Carey Jr. and Renata Keller comment: "Poised to consider the dynamics of history from the micro to the macro level, this exciting new series examines Latin American lives and nations from colonial times to the present. Books in the series will explore how identities and forces such as migration, revolution, economic development, production of knowledge, social movements, education, and the environment have shaped each other and Latin American realities, past and present."

    The editors invite proposals for original monographs, edited collections, translations, and critical primary source editions, in English.

    For more information about this book series visit www.brill.com/crlt or contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via prevost@brill.com.

    For customer queries, please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill Sales and Customer Services for journals: brill@turpin-distribution.com; T: +44 (0)1767 604 954 (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific), or brillna@turpin-distribution.com; T: (844) 232 3707 (Toll free US and Canada); T: +1 (860) 350 0041 (the Americas).

    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 270 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/78/brill-starts-new-book-series-on-latin-amer...

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    March 28th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., March 27, 2018 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Perry Memorial Library in Vance County, North Carolina successfully migrated to Evergreen within NC Cardinal Consortium (NC Cardinal).

    The migration of Perry Memorial Library added 81,667 bibliographic records and 27,164 patrons to NC Cardinal. The process included the conversion of bibliographic, item, patron and all current transaction records as well as the de-duplication of bibliographic records against the larger, NC Cardinal database. In addition, Equinox provided project management, software configuration, and Evergreen training onsite and remotely.

    "It is always a pleasure helping new libraries join the larger Evergreen community and showing them the advantages of leveraging open source and open source communities,” said Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst for Equinox. “Perry staff were a pleasure to work with and I am sure NC Cardinal libraries will be enriched from their joining as much as Perry will mutually benefit."

    NC Cardinal is part of a growing consortia of libraries in North Carolina aiming to increase accessibility and resource sharing through the implementation of a single library catalog. Perry Memorial Library’s migration gives their patrons access to the consortium's 6.4 million records.

    “Perry Memorial Library was a great group to work with,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “Our onsite training was interrupted by a snow storm, but even that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the staff. They always had great questions. They are going to be a great addition to NC Cardinal and the Evergreen community.”

    About Equinox Open Library Initiative
    Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

    About Evergreen
    Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
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