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    December 12th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Facet Publishing have announced the release of Information Rights for Records Managers by Rachel Maguire, Records Manager and Data Protection Officer at the London School of Economics.

    Information Rights is a term covering legislation that allows the request of information from a public sector organisation. This book will help records managers, information managers, archivists and librarians who find themselves with responsibility for managing information rights at their organisations.
    Information Rights for Records Managers goes through the big three – Data Protection, Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations – but also the other legislation in this area that covers how to respond to requests for information. For those acting as an organisation’s expert in this area, this book will point to all the needed legislation.

    Content covered includes:

    • Freedom of Information – based on the UK and Scottish Acts, how to recognise a request and to how to draft a response
    • Data Protection Act (DPA) to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the evolution from managing personal data under the old UK DPA to the new requirements of the GDPR and new UK DPA
    • Data Protection requests – managing requests for and relating to personal data from data subjects
    • Data Protection enquiries – covers the likely enquiries you will get from staff relating to data protection, including privacy notices and data protection impact assessments
    • Environmental Information Regulations – based on the UK and Scottish Regulations, how to recognise and respond to requests for environmental information
    • Records management – the basic methods of managing records so that you can easily respond to information rights requests
    • Resources – links to the resources available online to help you with your information rights work.

    Readership: The book will be useful reading for anyone who has responsibility, or is interested in taking on responsibility, for managing information rights in organisations including records managers, archivists, librarians and information managers. Its introductory nature will also mean that it will be very useful students and new professionals seeking to increase their knowledge.

    Rachael Maguire is the Records Manager and Data Protection Officer at the London School of Economics, covering records management, data protection and freedom of information. She has been working in the fields of information management and information rights for two decades, mainly in the public sector. She has a Masters in Information Rights Law, is a Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) and on the Accreditation Sub Committee of the IRMS, as well as on the Editorial Board of the Records Management Journal.

    Information Rights for Records Managers | 224pp | paperback: 9781783302444 | £69.95 | hardback: 9781783302451 | £139.95 | eBook: 9781783302468

    More information: http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=302444

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    December 11th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Comprehensive Subject Index with Scholarly Journals Added to Linguistic Offerings from EBSCO ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — December 11, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has expanded its linguistics resources with the acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley, a global publishing company specializing in academic publications for the past 200 years. Linguistics Abstracts Online is a bibliographic database providing high-quality, cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts from leading linguistics and language study journals. The database provides linguistics scholars with a broad range of materials for keeping up-to-date with emerging trends and important developments in the field.

    Linguistics Abstracts Online includes more than 800 journals with some dating back to 1911 and thousands of records with subject headings created by linguistics experts. The resource will benefit those studying linguistics and literature, writing papers, preparing teaching materials, compiling bibliographies and checking references.

    Materials in Linguistics Abstracts Online encompass the broad spectrum of linguistics and language study, including subject areas such as: applied linguistics, communication, computational linguistics, deaf studies and education, English language teaching, fluency disorders, language and cultures, phonetics and phonology, psychology, speech pathology, theoretical linguistics and many more.

    Michael Laddin, Senior Vice President of Product Management for EBSCO Information Services, says Linguistics Abstracts Online will significantly enhance EBSCO’s subject indexes. "The acquisition of Linguistics Abstracts Online from Wiley allows EBSCO to offer a premier, expert index through which researchers can find the best, highly authoritative content. Linguistics Abstracts Online enables EBSCO to offer more resources in an important subject area to researchers around the globe."

    Linguistics Abstracts Online is an exceptional complement to EBSCO's MLA International Bibliography, which dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations from journals and series, as well as book publishers. Subject indexes create a comprehensive and powerful research experience by enabling researchers to access the most relevant results with speed and efficiency. The work done by experts in the field to curate and classify materials and develop field-specific controlled vocabularies has tremendous value to librarians, faculty and students.

    To learn more about Linguistics Abstracts Online please go to: https://www.ebsco.com/products/research-databases/linguistics-abstracts-...

    About Wiley
    Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, governments and individuals to achieve their academic and professional goals. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

    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:
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    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
    kmcevoy@ebsco.com

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    November 27th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Duluth, Ga., November 27, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of the Public Library of Catasauqua to Evergreen within the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative and the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) SPARK Consortium.

    Equinox provided project management and configuration as part of the migration in addition to data hosting and support. To prepare for the migration remote and onsite training was provided by Equinox to the Public Library of Catasauqua staff.

    “For library tech people, it is hard to think of anything more exciting than when the catalog of a previously unautomated library shows itself to the world,” said Scott Thomas, executive director of PaILS/SPARK. “This is what happened with the Public Library of Catasauqua on November 8th. Within a matter of weeks, they will have gone from a card catalog and a manual circulation system to giving patrons at-home access to their account and resources. This is in addition to the resources now included with sharing materials with the other nine libraries in Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. We here at PaILS are very pleased that, thanks to Evergreen and with the help of Equinox, we were able to make this possible.”

    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's not often that we have the privilege of helping a formerly unautomated library join an Evergreen consortium," said Galen Charlton, implementation and services manager at Equinox, "but we are pleased to see Catasauqua join SPARK and wish the library every success."

    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 21st, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    ~ Recognized for Commitment to Improving the Accessibility of Digital Platforms ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — November 19, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been ranked the number one e-book platform provider out of 54 e-book platforms audited in the 2018 Jisc ASPIRE Accessibility National Audit. This honor recognizes organizations committed to improving the accessibility of digital platforms and the information provided to end users, librarians and disability services groups.

    The ASPIRE (Accessibility Statements Promoting Improved Reading Experience) project works to improve the accessibility of digital products by encouraging publishers and platform providers to provide clear and centralized guidance to users and to continually improve the user experience of their products. One of the biggest studies of its kind, this large-scale project has helped drive discussion among publishers and platform providers to account for accessibility in all aspects of their e-book processes. Data for the 2018 ASPIRE project was compiled with assessments submitted by librarians, publishers, disability services teams, providers and other stakeholders in the library industry.

    EBSCO Information Services Senior Director of Product Management John Brennan says this ranking reflects EBSCO’s significant commitment to improving the user experience with EBSCO eBooks™. “We were delighted to learn that our focused commitment to accessibility over the last few years has been recognized in the community. Participation in the ASPIRE project helped our eBooks team to continue the ongoing conversation around accessibility at EBSCO, and the outcome of the evaluation underscores the importance of continued investment in the accessibility of the EBSCO eBooks experience.”

    Alistair McNaught, the ASPIRE Coordinator for Jisc, said that, "One of the best outcomes of this project has been the positive collaboration with suppliers. EBSCO's 'can do' attitude has been exemplary with benefits for all readers, particularly those with print disabilities."

    In addition to participating in the ASPIRE project, EBSCO recently released several software changes to enhance the e-book experience, improving navigation options, and continues its commitment to working with publisher partners to evaluate their content and educate them on the importance of building in accessibility features into their files. The e-book download workflow has also been redesigned, and the recent release of DRM-free EBSCO eBooks offers improvements for accessibility. DRM-free e-books can be opened and read with any software that supports the file type, so DRM-free e-books are far more compatible with assistive technology like screen readers and text-to-speech tools than DRM-protected e-books which are limited to programs that support Adobe DRM.

    EBSCO eBooks offers access to the world’s finest collection of e-book content and is fully integrated with EBSCOhost® and EBSCO Discovery Service™. In addition to thousands of DRM-free titles, EBSCO eBooks offers more than one million high-quality e-books and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

    For more information about EBSCO eBooks, please visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

    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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    Jessica Holmes
    Communications Director
    978-356-6500 ext. 3485
    jmholmes@ebsco.com

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    November 20th, 2018LISWire aggregatorUncategorized

    Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 20 November 2018

    International scholarly publisher Brill expands its portfolio in the Social Sciences by adding two new interdisciplinary book series to the program: Critical Emotion Studies (CRES) and Theory Workshop - New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory (WSPT).

    Critical Emotion Studies is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary series of monographs and edited volumes dedicated to the critical analysis of emotions, meaning that emotions are theorized as contextual, relational, and shifting. The series aims to promote research on issues that are connected to understanding emotions as socially constructed, tied to culture and history, expressed through language and deeply enmeshed in power relations. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/cres.

    The Theory Workshop: New Frontiers in Social and Political Theory book series aims to publish work that interweaves social and political theory. The board welcomes studies that explore new approaches and novel cross-fertilizations between historical understanding and critical engagement with the present, between genealogy and ideological-critique, and between Anglo-American and Continental thought (and between these and thought in the Global South), in the examination of enduring questions and emergent topics. For more information and manuscript proposals visit brill.com/wspt.

    For more information on these two new book series, contact Jason Prevost, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, at prevost@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 284 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.

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