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    February 12th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Duluth, Ga., February 11, 2019: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Clearfield County Public Library, Curwensville Public Library, Joseph and Elizabeth Shaw Public Library, and the DuBois Public Library to Evergreen within the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

    This move includes a total of 16,628 patron records and 129,513 bibliographic records. Services provided by Equinox as part of the migration included data extraction and deduplication encompassing bibliographic, item, patron, and transaction records. Equinox staff administered software configuration and project management as well as remote and onsite training.

    “Here at SPARK we’re very happy to welcome the libraries in Clearfield County to our consortium,” said Lugene Shelly, SPARK Director of Technology and System Support. “By joining SPARK they will be able to share resources across all four library outlets for the first time, expanding access to services and resources for their patrons. They’ll also be joining neighboring county library systems on SPARK, and helping to expand the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System’s footprint in Pennsylvania. We will encourage the libraries’ staff to become involved with both the SPARK and Evergreen communities, and having worked closely with them during their migration, I’m sure they will be an asset to both.”

    PaILS was founded in June 2011 as a non-profit organization to provide an open source integrated library system. It oversees SPARK, a consortia of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. Equinox and PaILS have been collaborating on the SPARK consortia since 2013.

    “It was great to work with the staff at these four libraries and see them come together onto a shared system,” said Jason Etheridge, Senior Developer at Equinox. “I am looking forward to seeing what they have in store for the future.”

    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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    February 7th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Acquires Leading Library and Research Web Platform, Stacks Inc.
    ~ Web Platform Streamlines Workflows and Enhances the Library User Experience ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — February, 7 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries. This acquisition reinforces EBSCO’s commitment to providing library patrons with the best possible search experience and deep integration of resources.

    Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time. Stacks allows libraries to market programs and services, manage event registrations and room bookings, conduct surveys and polls and create research guides. It also enables libraries to surface their collections and provide the best possible search and discovery experience and more.

    President and CEO of Stacks Inc., Kristin Delwo, says the acquisition will significantly help libraries support users. “Our new relationship with EBSCO will help expand Stacks’ reach to more libraries, helping them to create and manage a truly customized website. I’m looking forward to this opportunity with EBSCO and to continue our goal to revolutionize the library experience.”

    Mark Herrick, Senior Vice President of Business Development at EBSCO Information Services, says the acquisition of Stacks Inc. is a natural step for EBSCO to support the needs of libraries. “As one of the leading web platform vendors serving libraries, Stacks offers first-class features and technology. This acquisition is a natural extension of our working relationship, and we expect to expand these technologies and continue our goal of improving the library experience for users, as well as providing efficient, streamlined workflows and a robust user experience.”

    Moving forward, EBSCO will be looking at additional ways to improve the library user experience with Stacks. Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Stacks Inc., Chad Smith, says the proven leadership of EBSCO and the technology innovation from Stacks creates an ideal environment for developing the best library experience for customers. “EBSCO is a natural fit for Stacks as we work together to create a library experience that is responsive and robust. We look forward to working with EBSCO on the development of future technologies and features for Stacks and continuing to serve the needs of our customers.”

    To learn more about Stacks, visit: http://www.stacksdiscovery.com.

    About Stacks Inc.
    The Stacks platform has supported more than 500 libraries since its first iteration in 2009, even the Microsoft Corporate Library is part of the Stacks story. Kristin Delwo, President and CEO of Stacks Inc. is a former Systems Administrator & Management Consultant for a large consortium serving over 150 public libraries. Inspired by the solutions she was able to create, Kristin partnered with her then vendor, Chad Smith to evolve the products they had built into what we now know as Stacks. The team's deep library technology expertise was recognized in 2014 when the TALOnline project was recognized with the ALA Award for Collaboration and the CLA Award for Innovation in Technology. These accomplishments attracted the last key members of an all-star team that is reinventing the library experience.

    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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    February 4th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Explores the History of Sex and Sexuality with Access to Previously Banned and Restricted Collections

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – February 4, 2019 – In collaboration with The British Library, The Kinsey Institute and New York Academy of Medicine, Gale, a Cengage company, has released the third installment of its award-winning Archives of Sexuality & Gender series. Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III: Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries, expands the study of gender and sexuality, with nearly one million pages of content that’s traditionally been available only through restricted access in reading rooms. This never-before-digitized collection contains more than 5,000 monographs that offer historical perspectives on sex, sexuality and gender, providing context to the resources covered in Parts I and II. Now researchers can explore different aspects of sex and sexuality with online access as well as examine how social attitudes and mores have changed over time, all in one archive. Read Gale’s blog about Part III, here: http://bit.ly/2G2SsKc.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III examines topics such as patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution, religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities and the rise of sexology. It not only offers a reflection of the cultural attitudes of the past, but also provides a window into how sexuality and gender roles were viewed and how they evolved over the centuries.

    The collections included in the archive cover a wide array of fields, providing students and researchers with multiple perspectives in research areas such as medicine, biology, anthropology, law, the classics, art and erotic literature.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III includes three unique collections:

    • The British Library’s Private Case Collection: Comprised of printed books that were originally held separately from the Library’s main reference collection from the 1850s to 1990 on grounds of obscenity, with the earliest items dating from the 17th century. It presents an interesting study in social ethics as the definition of obscenity evolved since the mid-19th century.

    • The Kinsey Institute for Sex Research Collection – Special Subjects Units from Sex Research: Early Literature from Statistics to Erotica: Dating from 1700 to 1860, this collection is a portion of Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey’s original library, which he used to study human sexual behavior from multiple perspectives.

    • New York Academy of Medicine Collection: A collection of rare and unique books, consisting of more than 1,400 monographs covering a variety of topics in sex, sexuality and gender studies. From sex education to erotica, manners to medicine, the Academy collection offers a rich combination of materials from the humanities to the hard sciences.

    “The British Library’s Private Case offers extraordinary insights into many facets of human sexuality over at least three centuries, from an 18th century directory of sex workers in the Covent Garden area of London, to the literary output of the Marquis de Sade and the pseudonymous authors of the Merryland Books,” said Adrian Edwards, Head of Printed Heritage at the British Library. “By digitizing this collection and making it available both to users of Archives of Sexuality & Gender, and to users of our Reading Rooms in London and Yorkshire, we hope to make this collection visible and available as never before.”

    To provide a better research experience, the Archives of Sexuality & Gender series has been integrated into Gale’s new Digital Scholar Lab. This integration allows researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from the collections or Gale Primary Sources archives and perform textual analysis on large corpora of historical texts. Now researchers can analyze and explore historical text more interactively, generating new research insights and content sets not previously possible.

    Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III offers:

    • unrestricted access to more than one million pages of unique and rare content that was previously banned, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of sex and sexuality.

    • more than 5,000 monographs covering topics in sex, sexuality and gender from the sciences to the humanities.

    • Cross-searching and textual analysis with Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab and Gale Primary Sources, opening new research opportunities.

    “The unique collections in this remarkable new archive emphasize that the cultural norms surrounding sex and sexuality have always been in flux,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “Researchers can examine issues of censorship, gender, sexuality and more, drawing on diverse sources from both the sciences and literature.”

    The Archives of Sexuality & Gender series is complementary to Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of LGBTQ History and helps support the study of sex and sexuality; LGBTQ history and gender studies.

    To request a trial, visit the Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Part III webpage: http://bit.ly/2HQNBO8.

    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:
    • Twitter - @galecengage
    • Gale blog - http://blog.gale.com/
    • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

    The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilization and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - https://www.bl.uk/ - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitized collection items and over 40 million pages.

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    January 29th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 29 January 2019

    In conjunction with the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Brill will publish the new Open Access book series Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds.

    The book volumes in the Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds publish research on legal history of areas which have been in contact with the Iberian empires during the early Modern and Modern period, in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Its focus is global in the sense that it is not limited to the imperial spaces as such but rather looks at the glocalization of normativities within the space related to these imperial formations. It is global also in another sense: The volumes in the series will pay special attention to the coexistence of a variety of normativities (multinormativity) and their cultural translations in different places and moments, decentering classical research perspectives and opening up for different modes of normativity. Within this broad spectrum, and due to the research in this field carried out at Department II of the Max Planck Institute, normativities stemming from the field of Religious Studies will receive special attention.

    The series editor Thomas Duve, Director at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, comments: “In the last years, we observe a growing interest in the history of the formation of normative orders on a transnational scale in different disciplines. In the international academia, History, Law, and Political Science are turning more global or more historical in their orientation. Thus, it was important for us to find a publishing house of the best reputation which has the international and interdisciplinary visibility to publish studies on the histories of glocalizing normativities in an Open Access format.”

    Jasmin Lange, Chief Publishing Officer at Brill, adds: "Brill highly values the opportunity to partner with the esteemed Max Planck Institute of European Legal History on publishing a book series in Open Access. The books we publish undergo strict peer review; together with the benefits of Open Access for the visibility and discoverability of publications, we are convinced this will contribute to the standing, reach and impact of the Max Planck Studies in Global Legal History of the Iberian Worlds."

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

    For more information on this media alert please contact Ms. Stephanie Paalvast, Program Manager Open Access at Brill, via paalvast@brill.com, or the publisher at Brill, Ms. Wendel Scholma, scholma@brill.com.

    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 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 brill.com.

    View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/115/brill-launches-open-access-book-series-wi...

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    January 25th, 2019LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    EBSCO Information Services Announces 2019 Solar Grant Submissions
    ~ $200,000 in Grants Available for Libraries Looking to Go Green ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — January 25, 2019 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues its commitment to helping libraries in their sustainability efforts with the 2019 EBSCO Solar grant program. 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 will be accepting submissions from both domestic and international libraries.

    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 $650,000 in grant money.

    Red Feather Lakes Library in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and The University of West Indies, Mona in Kingston, Jamaica, received grants last year and are planning to install their arrays in 2019.

    EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says EBSCO has benefited from adopting alternative energy sources such as solar arrays and wants to help libraries do the same. “Solar power is a great way to showcase the value of green technologies at an institution. Libraries are often the center of a campus or a community and by going green, libraries can encourage solar adoption and allow students and patrons to see the benefits. Our grants help make it easier for a library to implement a green plan or even make it viable to adopt solar power.”

    Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions until February 28th. Submissions are due by April 30th, and the winner will be announced on June 21st, 2019, both online and at ALA-Annual. More information is available on the EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar, 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: 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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