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    December 5th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 5 December 2017

    International publisher Brill has launched the journal Populism, under the editorship of Dr. Lane Crothers, Illinois State University.

    Populism is a peer-reviewed, international journal devoted to promoting transdisciplinary examination of populism in both historical and contemporary contexts. The journal is added to Brill’s growing list of publications in Social Sciences. Populism will consist of two issues each year and will be available online and in print. The first issue is planned for spring 2018.

    The journal’s editorial board welcomes previously unpublished papers. For submission guidelines visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/popubrill

    For general information about this journal, please contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill: prevost@brill.com, or visit www.brill.com/popu.

    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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. 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: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-new-journal-populism

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    November 30th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 28 November 2017

    Koninklijke Brill NV, the international scholarly publisher, announces the appointment of Jasmin Lange (39) as Chief Publishing Officer and member of the Management Team, as per January 1st, 2018. Within Brill’s senior leadership, Jasmin will lead Brill’s publishing teams and focus on further expanding Brill’s offering to the scholarly community.

    German-born Jasmin Lange joined Brill in 2011 as Assistant Editor and has worked as Business Development Manager since 2012. In this role, amongst others, she focused on developing Open Access within Brill, developing new business models and integrating newly acquired publishing activities into the Brill portfolio. Most recently, Jasmin played a key role in the acquisitions of Schöningh & Fink and Mentis in Germany and Sense Publishers in the Netherlands. Before joining Brill, Jasmin worked in the publishing business and as a researcher in Germany, the USA and the UK.

    For more information on the appointment of Jasmin Lange please contact, Herman Pabbruwe, CEO (pabbruwe@brill.com), or Ina de Lange, Director Human Resources (hr@brill.com).

    About Brill
    Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. 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 on our website: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-will-appoint-jasmin-lange-chief-publishi...

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    November 29th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Top Swedish University to Leverage FOLIO Library Services Platform ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — November 29, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is teaming up with Chalmers University of Technology to serve as the first FOLIO beta partner. As a touchstone for the global academic library community, Chalmers Library will prove out FOLIO’s ability to satisfy traditional resource management requirements while allowing for extensibility into new services based on a vibrant new technology ecosystem for libraries.

    FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source LSP, is being built in collaboration with more than a dozen organizations worldwide. The beta program is an instrumental step in developing and establishing FOLIO as the primary platform shared globally for library management and enablement.

    Chalmers University Head of the Department of Communication and Learning in Science and Library Director, Daniel Forsman says the beta partnership allows Chalmers to explore, learn and share its work within the FOLIO community. “The promise of a modern, flexible and open systems architecture provides us with capabilities that go beyond a library service platform. The true strength of FOLIO is, however, not the technology but the network of libraries and service providers collaborating and sharing a vision of an open eco-system for services and content.”

    Forsman says the partnership will have benefits beyond the university. “Implementing FOLIO, replacing our costly and bloated library systems, with more tailored workflows is just the first step. I am certain we will be surprised and gain insights from the community as we continue to innovate and develop more efficient and stronger user experiences. But my hope for FOLIO does not end with benefits for users at Chalmers University of Technology, I see a framework that has the potential to communicate and utilize our research and education for a global audience.”

    The partnership will also help EBSCO develop hosting and services that will enable libraries of all sizes to leverage the full benefits of FOLIO, ultimately demonstrating its viability as a practical and compelling library services platform.

    EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of SaaS Products and Platforms John Law says having Chalmers University of Technology as a beta site will provide EBSCO with essential, actionable information as part of the development process. “Daniel’s vision, insight and expertise as an innovation leader in the academic library sector along with the advanced posture of the Chalmers Library will play a critically important role ensuring the success of FOLIO. The fundamental goal of this beta program is to deliver a highly functional, increasingly powerful technology platform to advance the capabilities of Chalmers Library.”

    FOLIO, which stands for the Future of Libraries is Open, is a community coming together to develop a reimagined library services platform, one that supports traditional resource management requirements and functionality, yet is engineered for innovation and growth through industry collaboration. FOLIO allows for extensibility into new services for libraries and will dramatically change the technology ecosystem available to libraries, service providers and technology developers.

    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 www.folio.org.

    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.

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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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    November 27th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 16, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that they have successfully migrated the Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to Evergreen within the PaILS SPARK Consortium.

    This move includes more than 6,500 patrons and over 49,500 bibliographic records. For this migration, Equinox collaborated with the PaILS consortium and Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library to design and implement Evergreen policies, OPAC branding, Evergreen notifications, and supported 3rd party integrations. As part of the SPARK consortium, Shamokin & Coal Township Public Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

    "Equinox/Spark have been extremely accommodating during our accelerated migration. Their staff has been supportive during this process. They included us in nearly every major decision. We felt like we were a part of this migration every step of the way." Victoria Ryan M.L.S, Library Director

    “When I first found out that Shamokin was moving forward with their migration to SPARK, I was so excited. This has been a long time coming for them. It's so nice to see them joining with their fellow Pottsville District libraries. Victoria's enthusiasm made the migration an absolute delight, and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their transition to the SPARK and Evergreen communities!”- Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

    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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    November 17th, 2017LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing (CN) – 17 November 2017

    International publisher Brill launches the 'Philosophy of Film' book series. Interested in more than simply interpretation, the series seeks to place film in relationship with classical philosophical questions such as (its own) essence, truth, or beauty. “This series is a great venue for philosophers who want to account for their experience of specific films, directors, or the phenomenon of film in general,” says series editor Thorsten Botz-Bornstein.

    The series defines philosophy broadly. Benefiting from the intellectual wealth of the entire history of the Humanities, it is intended to be a source for anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema. “Launched at a time where we must urgently consider how film and media impact personal and political tides, Brill’s new 'Philosophy of Film' series will offer new horizons for the relationship between screen culture and the way in which we understand the world,” says editorial board member Hunter Vaughan from Oakland University, author of 'Where Film Meets Philosophy.'

    While there are several book series on film studies, not many publishing houses have a series devoted to the philosophy of film. Brill’s 'Philosophy of Film' bridges the fields of art studies and philosophy. “It is truly exciting to have a series devoted to this relatively new and vital subject area. Readers will pay attention!” says editorial board member Rey Chow, professor of literature at Duke University and author of 'Primitive Passions: Visuality, Sexuality, Ethnography, and Contemporary Chinese Cinema.'

    The editorial board welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. Visit the website (http://www.brill.com/products/series/philosophy-film) for submission guidelines. The first two volumes in the series will be published later this month: 'Death in Documentaries,' by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and 'Plotinus and the Moving Image,' edited by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and Giannis Stamatellos. All volumes in the series will become available online and in print.

    For more information on this media alert, please contact Jennifer Pavelko, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via pavelko@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 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Education, Biology, 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 both print and electronic form. 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: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-launches-book-series-philosophy-film

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