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LISWire: Gale Introduces New Digital Archive on Amateur Newspapers From the 19th Century

June 12, 2018 - 10:32am

The Largest Digital Archive of Amateur Newspapers in the U.S. Written by Young Adults, Deemed the Social Media of the Era

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – June 12, 2018 – Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S., providing authentic newspaper writings published by the younger generation of the 19th century. The archive gives an unprecedented look at how youth viewed themselves, their hometowns, the country and the world around them during the era, drawing researchers into the world of America’s first youth subcultures. Read Gale’s blog about the new archive, here: http://bit.ly/2JCCtkj.

This one-of-a-kind archive features tens of thousands of issues, and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry and more. It provides an abundance of resources for researchers looking to make connections with the era, and delivers compelling insight into the voice of young Americans of the period. By providing a broader understanding of amateur publications in the 19th century, researchers can compare the political and social issues facing young adults of the time with those confronting society today.

View a video about the new archive, here:http://bit.ly/2JS57Bc.

Amateur Newspapers’ extraordinary view into youth culture of the 19th century makes it one of the most significant collections of adolescent journalism that holds a unique place in the history of journalism.

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society source archives offers:

• more than 80,000 pages of content, making it the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind for the study of 19th century youth culture;

• over 3,000 individual newspaper titles from 48 states in the U.S. and several from Canada; and

• insight into the interests and lives of ordinary people and youth during the 19th century, rather than big-business printers and publishers.

Download images from the archive, here: http://bit.ly/2JDB1hF.

“Amateur Newspapers provides a historical window into society and cultural life in the 19th century from a youth perspective, a populace not represented by large printers and publications of the time,” said Seth Cayley, vice president of Gale Primary Sources. “The collection’s breadth and depth gives researchers, students, faculty and librarians a wealth of reliable content to make connections and advance scholarship.”

Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is currently available. Gale will showcase the new archive at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, June 22-25 in New Orleans at the Gale booth #2331.

To request a trial, visit the Amateur Newspapers web page: http://bit.ly/2t2xmTt.

NOTE TO REVIEWERS: If you would like to review this archive and would like trial access, please contact Kayla Siefker, 248-699-8456, [email protected].

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 - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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LISWire: EBSCO Information Services and the Five Colleges Consortium Announce EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership

June 5, 2018 - 10:39am

~ Consortium to Test FOLIO Services for Colleges and Universities of Various Sizes and Multiple Hosting and Service Support Needs ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 5, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the Five Colleges Consortium have agreed to an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These institutions will leverage the FOLIO Library Services Platform in a variety of institutional scenarios.

The consortium is made up of four liberal arts institutions and one Association of Research Libraries (ARL) site (University of Massachusetts Amherst) which brings a variety of opportunities to work with technical differences and various staff sizes. While the consortium has a shared physical collection and a shared e-collection, the institutions purchase their own e-content separately. EBSCO also will be able to prove out a different migration path to the ILS used by Five Colleges.

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.

Interim Associate Dean for Library Technology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Steven Bischof, says the Five Colleges Consortium sees FOLIO as a new way for libraries of all sizes to innovate. “FOLIO presents a vision for the future of libraries and as a beta partner, we will be able to ensure that FOLIO is a service for libraries of all shapes and sizes. As we work with EBSCO to map out common training and change management, we believe we will be helping create a hosting and service support for libraries of all sizes with different staff sizes that are looking toward a future based on open source technology.”

EBSCO Information Services Director of SaaS Innovation, Andrew Nagy, says the consortium provides unique challenges that EBSCO wants to solve. “As we look to create the best hosting and support services for FOLIO libraries, it is essential to work with multiple scenarios. The Five Colleges Consortium brings an all-so-important perspective on the needs of consortia. By working with the five campuses in this consortium, we will be able to ensure FOLIO and EBSCO’s services are in line with the needs of consortium of all types and sizes, as well as bring even more innovation to the FOLIO platform.”

The Five Colleges Consortium will use EBSCO Discovery Service™ as the library discovery interface so the colleges do not need to use multiple platforms for traditional catalog functions such as checkouts and placing holds.

FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source Library Services Platform (LSP), is being built in collaboration with dozens of organizations worldwide. The EBSCO beta program is an instrumental step in developing and establishing FOLIO as the primary platform for library management available to institutions around the world. EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partners will be testing FOLIO in large, real-world environments demonstrating the viability of the service and its role as a Library Services Platform.

EBSCO and other vendors ultimately plan to offer hosting and service enabling libraries of all sizes to leverage the full benefits of FOLIO and extend the reach of open source LSP software, which has been seen as only available to sites with large technical staffs. While institutions may decide to leverage their staff to run FOLIO, many see hosting and service options as freeing up staff to take on other projects.

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
[email protected]

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LISWire: FOLIO Library Services Platform to Benefit from Services Agreement Between EBSCO Information Services and ALZAD Inc.

May 31, 2018 - 10:27am

~ Agreement with Open Source Service Provider Designed to Offer Libraries Choice and Support for FOLIO Systems ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — May 31, 2018 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ALZAD Inc. have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support.

The agreement confirms ALZAD’s commitment to provide FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. ALZAD Inc., located in Dubai, UAE and Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia supports many institutions throughout the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

ALZAD’s CEO Kamal ElGazzar says the ALZAD Inc. team will work with EBSCO in supporting libraries across the region using FOLIO as their library services platform or looking to add FOLIO microservices or apps to their current systems. “Open source services will allow libraries to save on technology and put their efforts into customer support and service. By partnering with EBSCO, we can provide our expertise, combined with their services, and help libraries looking to integrate FOLIO to their institutions while providing continuous support. It is our pleasure to be the exclusive dealer of FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services in MENA region. I believe that ALZAD and EBSCO together can achieve more.”

EBSCO Senior Director of Product Management, Harry Kaplanian, says these agreements continue to give EBSCO the opportunity to create a high level of customer service standards. Kaplanian facilitates the FOLIO community in gaining consensus on the overall roadmap and future directions for the project. “As we move into the next steps in the FOLIO development, we want to continue creating partnerships with providers such as EBSCO and ALZAD Inc. These partnerships ensure that we can create technical support structures, migration plans and implementation goals for libraries worldwide. Service providers like ALZAD Inc. will be able to create the foundation libraries need to adopt open source technology like FOLIO.”

Since being announced in June 2016, FOLIO has formed a community, and librarians and developers have joined special interest groups that are actively creating an open source LSP that supports traditional resource management functionality that can be extended into emerging areas. FOLIO is being designed to be flexible to allow librarians to select the applications that best align with their workflow needs. The applications are modular and allow multiple vendors or libraries to contribute applications. Extensibility is an essential element allowing FOLIO to integrate with internal and external systems including university enterprise systems, institutional repositories, research management and discovery services. Development supports Linked Open Data to allow libraries to expand their reach, and FOLIO provides scalability through multi-tenancy. The service will support all formats natively and is based on a central knowledgebase. More information is available at 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.

About ALZAD Inc.
ALZAD Inc. is a diversified library turnkey solutions company in Middle East, as we are targeted by the key customers in the territory. ALZAD aims to facilitate the business environment through providing wide range of libraries services, products, and smart solutions. We aim to be your excellence knowledge partner and provide you distinctive services in a smart way using the latest and updated approaches and technology. Partnering with ALZAD Solutions for Koha or Folio will provide high quality open source, implementation and high-level support services. As of June 2014, ALZAD Inc. was founded in Dubai, UAE and becomes a major leader in Library, Information and Archiving sector in Middle East. For more information please visit: http://alzad.ae/

For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

Technologies: Open SourceTags: FOLIOopen sourceLSPEBSCOOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: EBSCOIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesTopics: Press Release

LISWire: Brill to publish Global Governance journal with immediate effect

May 29, 2018 - 5:33am

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

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, adds Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations to its growing portfolio in International Relations. Founded in 1995 by Lynne Rienner Publishers, this internationally acclaimed journal provides a global forum for the discussion of relevant topics on the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism.

Marie Sheldon, Publishing Director at Brill | Nijhoff, comments: “Global Governance is a wonderful addition to our extensive program in International Relations. We are delighted to work closely with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), who have provided excellent leadership for the journal since its early days and continues to do so.”

Alistair Edgar, Executive Director of ACUNS remarks: “ACUNS remains deeply grateful to Lynne Rienner for her support in establishing and advancing Global Governance from its inception and through its first quarter century. We look forward now to building on this critical foundation with Brill | Nijhoff, and the editorial team, as the journal continues to build its reputation for scholarly excellence and policy relevance in the analysis of critical issues related to the United Nations, multilateralism and the challenges of global governance.”

Brill | Nijhoff is taking over publishing responsibility from Lynne Rienner Publishers with immediate effect and expects to publish the next 2018 issue (24.3) according to schedule in August. The online edition of Global Governance will soon become available on Brill’s Books and Journals platform. Learn more about the journal at www.brill.com/GG.

For more information on this title transfer, please contact Mr. Sam Bruinsma, Senior Vice-president Business Development at Brill, at [email protected], T: +31 (0)71 53 5 35 17.
For customer queries please contact your regular distributor or directly contact Brill sales and customer services for journals: [email protected], T: +44 (0)1767 604 954.

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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LISWire: New Journal: Bridging Humanities Published by Brill

May 25, 2018 - 5:30am

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 25 May 2018

Expanding their Open Access publishing program, Brill Publishers has launched a new Open Access journal: Bridging Humanities – Platform for Alternatives Methodologies.

Bridging Humanities is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary and multi-area online publication. The scope of Bridging Humanities is to publish original projects that include visuals and other kinds of digital sources as an integral part of the publication. Bridging Humanities includes original research from the Humanities intended as an open field that is connected with other disciplines.

Each publication is an interactive online space in which text and visuals are used as sources to produce and present knowledge from their field. Using this new format, Bridging Humanities encourages researchers to experiment with new methodologies for publication in which the importance of the digital is recognized as an integral part of the publication and research process.

Launch event: 7 June 2018
Bridging Humanities will be launched during a special meeting at Impact Hub, located at the:

Royal Tropical Institute
(Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen – KIT)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
on 7 June 2018 (18.30 – 22.15 hrs).

For registration, head over to: http://bridginghumanities.com

Bridging Humanities is a publication from Brill, in partnership with LeidenASA and the Voice4Thought Foundation. For more information on the journal visit www.brill.com/brhu or contact Joed Elich, Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via [email protected].

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.

View this media alert online: https://brill.com/newsitem/87/new-journal-bridging-humanities-published-...

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LISWire: Equinox and Above the Treeline Announce Edelweiss+Analytics Integration with Evergreen ILS

May 23, 2018 - 12:59pm

DULUTH, Ga. May 15, 2018: As part of their ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries, Above the Treeline and the Equinox Open Library Initiative are excited to announce an integration with Evergreen ILS and Edelweiss+Analytics. Libraries who use Evergreen will now enjoy a simple process to create ILS data feeds for Edelweiss+Analytics, resulting in a fast, easy setup process.

"Above the Treeline is bringing some exciting tools to the library world with their Edelweiss+ Analytics product. Equinox is proud to be providing the integration our customers and the broader Evergreen community need in order to benefit from these services," said Mike Rylander, Founder and President of Equinox.

Equinox Open Library Initiative is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the original developers and designers of the Evergreen ILS, one of the first open source integrated library systems available. They currently help libraries and consortia of all types leverage Evergreen and collaborations with the open source community to best serve their patrons. The addition of Edelweiss+Analytics functionality provides Evergreen libraries with additional data and tools to help improve their collections, expanding upon the many ways that Evergreen helps promote resource-sharing.

“This integration is the result of collaboration between the teams at Equinox and Above the Treeline, who are both extremely passionate about supporting the work of library professionals,” said John Rubin, Founder and CEO of Above the Treeline, the company behind Edelweiss+. “With the technical setup time greatly reduced and the process simplified, libraries can quickly start using tools to help them manage their collection and maximize their budgets.”

The Edelweiss+ platform is used by over 100,000 book professionals to sell, discover, and order new titles. It hosts digital catalogs from all major publishers and over 95% of the US frontlist titles. Edelweiss+Analytics is an add-on module that allows libraries to simplify collection management and benchmark their performance. It helps librarians identify circulation trends, weed stale titles, select faster circulating titles, compare location and collection performance, benchmark to libraries and retailers across the country, and more.

The partnership between Equinox and Edelweiss+Analytics started as a result of mutual client, Richland Public Library. “We are very happy that Evergreen now works with Edelweiss. We are excited to be able to combine Evergreen and Edelweiss into one powerful package that allows us to see our checkout trends and target our spending in an effective manner to bring our patrons the material they want. A huge thank you to Equinox for being so responsive to our needs,” said Theresa Barnaby, Collection Development Supervisor at Richland Public Library.

Interested libraries using Evergreen ILS should inquire with Above the Treeline to learn more about the platform and integration with Evergreen ILS here.

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative 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 https://evergreen-ils.org.

About Above the Treeline
We connect the world with books. Edelweiss+, powered by Above the Treeline, gives over 100,000 book professionals a single source of information to sell, discover, and order new titles. Our analytical and workflow tools have helped publishers, booksellers, libraries, and reviewers “work better, read more” for over 15 years. We proudly serve thousands of retail outlets, libraries, and publishing houses across the United States and Europe.
Above the Treeline is a privately-owned company based in Ann Arbor, MI. It was founded in 2002 by John Rubin, the son of an Indie bookseller and grandson of a librarian, who saw an opportunity to increase business efficiency in the book industry with technical solutions. While our product functionality has grown significantly since then, we continue to be dedicated to serving book professionals. For more information, go to http://www.abovethetreeline.com
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LISWire: Equinox migrates Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries

May 23, 2018 - 12:54pm

Duluth, Ga., May 23, 2018: Equinox is pleased to announce the successful migration of Galion Public Library to Evergreen within the Consortium of Ohio Libraries (COOL).

The migration added 161,160 bibliographic records and 30,640 patrons to COOL. Equinox provided project management and software configuration to Galion Public Library. In addition, Equinox also completed bibliographic deduplication and data conversion of bibliographic records, items, and patron transactions. The project also included onsite and remote training by Equinox.

“The Galion Public Library Association is excited to be joining with Equinox and COOL,” said J. Victoria Eckenrod, Director. “Our previous ILS was expensive and not very user friendly. This is such a major improvement. The training and support we received from Equinox was fantastic. Even our most nervous employee was an expert after working on the training database.”

The Consortia of Ohio Libraries was founded in 2012 as part of a Library Service Technology Act grant by the State Library of Ohio. COOL partners with OhioNET to provide administrative support and services.

“It was a great pleasure working with Galion during their migration to Evergreen,” said Felicia Beaudry, Product and Implementation Trainer for Equinox. “The staff are truly dedicated to their community. They will make a great addition to the Consortium of Ohio Libraries - current members informed me they were excited to have Galion joining their ranks.”

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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LISWire: Gale Helps Hanover County Public Schools Tackle Teen Mental Health & Wellness with Digital eBooks from Cameron’s Collection

May 23, 2018 - 9:44am

Cameron’s Collection Provides Hanover County Public Schools with Educational Resources to Support Teen Mental Health and Wellness

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and Ashland, Va. – May 23, 2018 – With teen mental illness on the rise , Gale, a Cengage company, is providing Hanover County Public School Division with Cameron’s Collection, a set of eBooks to support teens who are battling with mental health issues, as well as the overall mental health and wellness of the whole child. The collection is accessible online from the division’s middle and high schools’ library web pages, enabling students and parents to privately access the resources anytime, anywhere and school staff to utilize instructionally to assist students in need.

Hanover County Public School Division is in the Richmond, VA metropolitan area and has over 18,400 prek-12 students that attend 25 schools. More than 10,000 of those students attend the middle and high schools, where the collection is available.

“As a student-centered school division with a mission of educating the whole child, we view teen mental health and wellness as an essential component of every child’s education and well-being,” said Julie Tate, Library Media Services Curriculum Specialist, Hanover County Public Schools. “Cameron’s Collection provides our students with a digital safe haven, where they can access and explore resources privately to educate themselves and understand the mental health issues they are experiencing.” It’s timeliness, convenience and relevance makes it an invaluable source of information, not just for students and parents, but for our teachers and counselors to use in the classroom or group setting.”

Cameron’s Collection contains nearly 40 eBook titles, with topics ranging from depression, anxiety and suicide to anorexia, bullying, stress, self-injury and more. The collection also serves as an instructional resource for teachers and counselors to provide guidance to support struggling students.

With Cameron’s Collection:

• Students and Parents can privately access content related to sensitive teen issues via Gale’s eBooks on GVRL, from school or their own device as well as discover how to find professional help.

• Teachers and Counselors can use the collection as an instructional resource to help students in need as well as develop and share lessons that can be used in any classroom or group setting, encourage collaborative planning and wide spread use of a targeted resource.

The collection was created in honor of Cameron Gallagher, a bright and talented young girl battling depression and anxiety whose dream was to raise awareness and help erase the stigma about it. At the age of 16, she suddenly passed away from an undiagnosed heart condition. Gale, in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher (CKG) Foundation created Cameron’s Collection to ensure schools are equipped with the educational resources to help struggling teens.

“Cameron’s Collection was built on the foundation of hope, that if teens were battling with anxiety, depression, stress or other forms of mental health issues, they could reach into this collection and find the answers they were seeking,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager at Gale. “We applaud Hanover County Public Schools for investing in their students’ mental health and wellness and for partnering with Gale. We are thrilled to provide their school libraries with educational resources to create positive outcomes for learners and educators. Because together, we can empower change.”

For more information, on Cameron’s Collection, click here: http://bit.ly/2xbLDCO.

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 - https://blog.gale.com/
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GaleCengage/

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LISWire: New book provides an accessible and engaging guide to managing research data

May 22, 2018 - 7:42am

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan's Exploring Research Data Management.

Research Data Management (RDM) has become a professional topic of great importance internationally. This has been driven by a number of factors including the 'deluge of data' arising from new types of science, a crisis in confidence in research integrity in certain fields and the mandating of data management by funders and publishers. Exploring Research Data Management provides an accessible introduction and guide to RDM with engaging tasks and case studies for the reader to follow and develop their knowledge.

Authors Andrew Cox and Eddy Verbaan said, “This book is a distillation of knowledge gained from talking to people working on RDM over the last five years. Our aim was to capture something of their values, skills and ways of thinking and talking. As such it will help the reader to understand how they can fit into and contribute to this growing area of practice”.

The book starts by exploring the social world of research and the importance and complexity of data in the research process. It then considers how a multi-professional support service can be created and examines the decisions that need to be made in designing different types of research data service from local policy creation, training, through to creating a data repository. Key topics covered include making the case for Research Data Services, practical data management, data literacy and training researchers, and ethics and research data services.

This book will be useful reading for librarians and other support professionals who are interested in learning more about RDM and developing Research Data Services in their own institution. It will also be of value to students on librarianship, archives, and information management courses studying topics such as RDM, digital curation, data literacies and open science.
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Exploring Research Data Management | May 2018 | 208pp | paperback: 9781783302789 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783302796 | £119.95 | eBook: 9781783302802

Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield and led the RDMRose Project. His research interests include virtual community, social media and library responses to technology. He coordinates Sheffield’s MSc in Digital Library Management.

Eddy Verbaan is Head of Library Research Support at Sheffield Hallam University. He established a Research Data Management infrastructure at Sheffield Hallam University and worked as a Research Associate at the Information School, The University of Sheffield, on RDM-related projects. He has a PhD in history and an MSc in Digital Library Management.

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