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    February 27th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Innovative, Evidence-Based Resource Enhances Leadership Team ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 27, 2018 — EBSCO Health, the leading provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, today announced the addition of Diane Hanson to the team at Dynamic Health. Hanson, who brings extensive experience in executive leadership, quality patient care as well as product strategy and management, will serve as the editor-in-chief of the nursing and allied health resource.

    Hanson, is a Registered Nurse with deep experience in nursing and allied health professional practice. She comes to EBSCO Health from Vizient, Inc., where she worked as Vice President of Product Strategy & Management. She has more than 20 years of experience working with clinical and healthcare solutions, with a deep focus on clinical decision support, evidence-based practice, innovation and quality patient care.

    Dynamic Health, a comprehensive solution of evidence-based skills content and corresponding skills checklists, is intended to help nurses and allied health professionals develop critical clinical, transcultural and patient instruction competencies and serve as a point-of-care resource. In her role as Editor-in-Chief, Hanson will have oversight of Dynamic Health’s editorial content, processes, and systems to ensure implementation of the highest-quality information for clinical reference content.

    EBSCO Health Senior Vice-President of Medical Product Management, Betsy Jones, says the addition of Diane Hanson will enhance Dynamic Health’s editorial content, processes and systems. “Dynamic Health is the direct result of in-depth research into the workflow and needs of nurses and allied health professionals. Diane will bring even further insight to the content, given her experience in the nursing field.”

    For more information about Dynamic Health, visit:

    About EBSCO Health
    EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus®, Nursing Reference Center Plus™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO Health databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

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

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    February 27th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 27 February 2018

    In conjunction with the European Research Council (ERC) projects Mediterranean Reconfigurations and Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History, Brill will publish more than 25 volumes in Gold Open Access in the coming years.

    The ERC project Mediterranean Reconfigurations: Intercultural Trade, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Pluralism (15th-19th centuries), led by Professor Wolfgang Kaiser (Sorbonne, Paris) aims to provide a new analysis of historical change in the Mediterranean over the long run (15th-19th centuries). Taking into account the variety of socio-cultural and political forces in the Mediterranean, the researchers concentrate on commercial litigation as the most telling indicator for the intensity and changing modes of inter-cultural trade.

    The second ERC project, Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt, is led by Professor Verena Lepper of the Egyptian Museum (Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz), and the Free University of Berlin. Elephantine is a small island in the Nile where, since the beginning of the 20th century, thousands of papyri were discovered, including Aramaic papyri from the Jewish community that lived on Elephantine. Although much has been published, dozens of boxes filled with thousands of papyri (approximately 80% of the total discoveries) have never been catalogued, let alone been studied or published.

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

    For more information please contact Hans van der Meij, Director Academic Relations and Publishing Partnerships at 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, 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

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    February 22nd, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., February 21, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Polk County Public Library successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium at the end of January, 2018.

    This migration added 8,060 patrons and 50,475 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Polk County Public Library including their Columbus Library and Saluda Library branches. As part of the project, Equinox migrated bibliographic, item, patron and transaction records. The process also included deduplication of bibliographic records, training, project management and software configuration by Equinox.

    “We are very grateful for the support and guidance of the Equinox team throughout our migration to NC Cardinal,” said Rishara Finsel, Director of the Polk County Library. “Migrations are complex and intimidating, but the Equinox staff guided us gently through the process. Their attention to detail and quick responses to questions made our migration go off without a hitch.”

    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. Polk County Public Library’s migration gives their patrons access to the consortium's 6.4 million records.

    For Rogan Hamby, Data and Project Analyst at Equinox, partnering with local libraries across North Carolina and NC Cardinal have been a large part of the last year. "The staff at Polk have continued the trend of excellence I've seen from throughout North Carolina libraries and it was a pleasure to help them realize this milestone,” he said. “A consortium can enrich both staff and patron experiences. I'm always joyful to see another library join the larger open source library community and discover these opportunities."

    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

    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

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    February 16th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second book in the iResearch series, Information Systems: Process and practice, edited by Christine Urquhart, Dr Faten Hamad, Dr Dina Tbaishat and Alison Yeoman

    Design and evaluation of information systems and services have remained an area of study and research in many disciplines ranging from computing and information systems, information and library studies, to business management. Each discipline aims to address a set of unique challenges as they are seen from their disciplinary background and perspectives. This results in research that often fails to take a holistic view of information systems including technologies, people and context. This second title in the iResearch series addresses this challenge by bringing together different viewpoints and perspectives of information systems design and evaluation from the contributors’ own diverse and yet complimentary areas of teaching and research interests.

    Co-editor Christine Urquhart said, “This book attempts to bridge some of the gaps between discrete areas of research that information professionals could use to design helpful and effective information systems and services. Our aim is to provide a critical analysis, with supporting case studies of library and information service and systems architecture – in a very broad interpretation of the term architecture”.

    The book will be essential reading for researchers in information science, specifically in the areas of digital libraries, information architecture and information systems. It will also be useful for practitioners and students in these areas seeking to understand research issues and challenges and to discover how they have been handled in practice elsewhere.

    iResearch series editor G G Chowdhury said, “This is not just another book on information architecture that focuses on content architecture alone; the research and development activities reported in this book also cover the other end of the spectrum concerned with service evaluation, performance management and library assessment. The 14 chapters in this book, written by academics and researchers from different research backgrounds and viewpoints, offer a significant contribution to research and practices in the architecture, design and evaluation of online information systems and services”.

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    James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
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    Information Systems: Process and practice | Jan 2018 | 288pp | paperback: 9781783302413 | £69.95 | hardback: 9781783302420 | £139.95 | eBook: 9781783302437

    Christine Urquhart was a full-time member of staff in the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University. Since retiring from full-time teaching she has continued to pursue her research interests.

    Dr Faten Hamad is an Assistant Professor in the Library and Information Science Department, University of Jordan.

    Dr Dina Tbaishat is an Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan, Library and Information Science Department.

    Alison Yeoman was formerly a Research Officer in the Department of Information Studies, Aberystwyth University and is now an independent researcher.

    With contributions from: Sally Burford, Catherine M. Burns, Karen Colbron, Adam Euerby, Fernando Loizides, Aekaterini Mavri, Paula Ormandy and Cristina Vasilica.
    The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: | Web: | 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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    February 9th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Three $100,000 Grants Available for Libraries Looking to Go Green ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February 9, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) will continue its commitment to helping libraries with sustainability efforts by bringing back an enhanced version of its EBSCO Solar grant program for 2018. 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 has expanded the program for 2018 and is making three $100,000 grants available to applicants.

    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 $350,000 in grant money.

    In 2017, EBSCO received 90 submissions from 15 countries. Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling, Illinois, and Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia, were each awarded $100,000 last year. Both libraries expect to install their array in 2018. The 2016 winner, Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus, completed their installation in September 2017.

    EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says institutions benefit from reducing their carbon footprint in ways beyond saving money. “We have seen tremendous benefits by focusing on environmental responsibility — employees appreciate our efforts, we are able to do the right thing for our planet and support alternative energies and we can serve as an example to companies wondering if they can make a difference. The EBSCO Solar Grant program allows libraries to benefit from green technologies and to serve as examples in their communities.”

    Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions until March 16th. Submissions are due by April 30th, and the winner will be announced on June 22nd, 2018, both online and at ALA-Annual. More information is available on the EBSCO Solar webpage at, 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: EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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