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LISWire: EBSCO Information Services Chosen as an Approved NICE Framework Content Provider

February 23, 2017 - 10:31am

~ National Health Service Organizations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Can Now Purchase Books in GOBI® Acquisitions Tool ~

IPSWICH, MA – February 23, 2017 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an approved content provider for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) framework. The agreement allows purchasers from libraries, health care and social care-related organizations in the National Health Service (NHS) to search, order and purchase medical and healthcare-related content through GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries.

GOBI is provided by GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, (GOBI Library Solutions) which partners with libraries to streamline their workflows for monographic acquisitions. As a part of EBSCO, GOBI Library Solutions has an office in the United Kingdom as well as a knowledgeable customer service staff to provide support to customers.

With access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books, GOBI supplies print books and e-books to thousands of medical, academic, and government libraries in more than 60 countries.

In addition to offering a variety of health sciences e-books and print books in the medical, nursing and allied health fields, GOBI Library Solutions helps librarians streamline their collection development workflows by providing:

• Books from the top Science, Technology and Math publishers
• Real-time ordering solutions
• E-books within minutes
• A choice of e-book suppliers and multiple purchase options
• Itemized invoicing
• Centralized customer service and UK-based distribution centers

GOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the recognition of EBSCO as an approved NICE Framework content provider gives organizations access to high-quality health-care content from GOBI Library Solutions. “The appointment of EBSCO to the NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement helps NHS libraries and organizations that use the GOBI acquisitions tool to quickly find and acquire books they need to better manage the medical needs of patients.”

For more information, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 13 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.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 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
[email protected]

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LISWire: The Hershey Company's Technical Intelligence Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

February 15, 2017 - 8:13am

2/14/2017

CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Hershey Company's Technical Intelligence Library goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Technical Intelligence Library at the Hershey Company, of Hershey, PA, is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's holdings from InMagic last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them. The library is also utilizing the Ebsco EDS integrated discovery plugin available with Koha, giving the team a seamless interface when searching for resources.

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the library's move to Koha:

"Thanks to the flexibility of Koha with special collections, we have the opportunity to work with fantastic companies like Hershey. We are thrilled to be able to provide the seamless EDS plugin interface to the library as well at no additional cost. We are very excited to work with the team at the Hershey library and look forward to a long and productive relationship together."

About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 21,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey'sKisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The company remains focused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America.

At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through 'Nourishing Minds,' a global initiative that provides basic nutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. To learn more please visit: www.thehersheycompany.com

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: Five years on and fully revised – new edition of the comprehensive handbook for special collections

February 9, 2017 - 10:25am

Facet Publishing have announced the release of the second edition of The Special Collections Handbook

This new edition from Alison Cullingford, Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, is a practical day-to-day companion covering all aspects of special collections work.

Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times.

Alison said “despite the challenges, the five years since the first edition have seen new reports, new collaborations , new publications and new standards; great progress has been made on digital curation, on tackling hidden collections, on doing what we do – better.”

Highlights of the new edition include coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs); discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections; exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF; and consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.

Alison Cullingford is Special Collections Librarian at the University of Bradford, where she is responsible for over 100 collections of modern archives and rare books. The service was the first English university to achieve Archive Accreditation. She also managed the Unique and Distinctive Collections project for Research Libraries UK. An active member of the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group and many other sector groups, Alison also regularly presents at conferences, blogs and tweets on the importance of the special collections librarian.

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Press and review copies contact:
James Williams, Marketing Manager, Facet Publishing
Tel: +44 (0)20 7255 0597
Email: [email protected]

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The Special Collections Handbook, 2nd edition | Jan 2017 | 336pp | paperback: 9781783301263 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301270 | £119.95 | ebook: 9781783301287 | £59.95

The book is published by Facet Publishing and is available from Bookpoint Ltd | Tel: +44 (0)1235 827702 | Fax: +44 (0)1235 827703 | Email: [email protected] | Web: www.facetpublishing.co.uk. | Mailing Address: Mail Order Dept, 39 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4TD. It is available in North America from the American Library Association.

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LISWire: The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

February 7, 2017 - 10:25am

2/7/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the John Stewart Memorial Library at Wilson College, of Chambersburg, PA. is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 85,000 plus holdings from Liblime Koha last year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at:  http://wilson.bywatersolutions.com/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on the college's decision to move to a ByWater hosted solution:

"The freedom from vendor lock in provided by Koha greatly benefits libraries in that they have the power to choose who the best support company is for them without having to completely change systems. This kind of freedom is un-matched in the library world and allows a smooth transition for libraries looking to change the support services they receive. This is what it's all about!"

About Wilson College:
A rigorous academic program with incredible access to professors has been a hallmark of Wilson College since its founding in 1869. A collaborative environment, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and professors who are dedicated to mentoring students—both in and out of the classroom—create an educational experience that is focused on the individual student. Wilson connects career-oriented programs with a broad-based liberal arts education that teaches students to think critically and communicate with confidence—essential skills for career success. This approach is evident across all of Wilson's degree programs—undergraduate, graduate and adult degree.

Rooted in more than 140 years of a forward-thinking tradition, the College has always been a leader. From a pioneering residential program for single parents with children and the establishment of the Center for Sustainable Living 20 years ago to initiating a USDA certified-organic farm to leading the way on affordability in higher education with a first-of-its-kind student debt buyback program, Wilson continues to be a trendsetter.

Student experiences inside and outside the classroom are influenced by the Wilson Honor Principle, which fosters qualities of personal responsibility and integrity. College is a transformative time and Wilson is committed to educating the whole student: mind, body and spirit. For more information please visit: http://www.wilson.edu/about-wilson-college

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha's impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha's OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies, HTML5, CSS and Javascript, making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://koha-community.org/

About ByWater Solutions:
ByWater Solutions is a full service, high quality Koha support and implementation company dedicated to providing libraries with a lower cost, more advanced level of support for their ILS than a traditional proprietary solution can offer. ByWater Solutions has a proven track record in first rate Koha implementation and support with library systems of all sizes. Our highly ranked, comprehensive support is what sets our company apart from any other vendor in the industry. Partnering with ByWater Solutions for Koha support not only lowers the cost of implementing and maintaining an ILS, but more importantly empowers libraries by giving them the flexibility and freedom they deserve. For more information please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com/

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Partners with Digitalia Hispanica to Provide Spanish E-Book Content Through GOBI

February 2, 2017 - 10:12am

~ Nearly 20,000 Spanish E-books in the Social Sciences and Latin
American Literature Now Available in GOBI Acquisitions Tool ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 2, 2017 – A new partnership between GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) and Digitalia Hispanica (Digitalia) is making thousands of Spanish-language e-books available in GOBI®, the leading web-based acquisitions tool for finding, ordering and managing e-books and print books for libraries. As a result, libraries can use the GOBI acquisitions tool to efficiently acquire Spanish-language academic e-books in minutes from within their existing GOBI workflow.

GOBI Library Solutions, a part of EBSCO Information Services, is the leader in collection development and acquisition workflow solutions for academic and research libraries around the world. The partnership with Digitalia greatly expands non-English title lists in GOBI, providing nearly 20,000 e-books from approximately 150 publishers in Spanish and other select languages. The agreement also gives GOBI users access to content from nine publishers exclusive to Digitalia, including Biblioteca Nueva, Anthropos, Visor and more.

GOBI provides users with access to more than 13 million titles, including more than one million e-books from more than 25 publishers and aggregators, all in one place. GOBI customers also benefit from duplication control across all formats, full-text reviews and refined selection lists, Spotlight Lists highlighting premier and high-interest titles, real-time management reports and more.

A leading aggregator of Spanish e-books, Digitalia’s catalog provides libraries that use GOBI with strong content in the Social Sciences and Spanish and Latin American Literature. Titles are available title by title with unlimited user access models and are quickly delivered to users within minutes.

Lluis Claret, CEO of Digitalia Hispanica says, “We are very excited to launch this new partnership with one of the most important and respected distributors for libraries, GOBI Library Solutions. We are delighted to be available through GOBI, which will allow our content to be easily accessed by thousands of librarians and to reach new market opportunities. For Digitalia and GOBI Library Solutions, this is a natural alliance that can only bring benefits to libraries.”

GOBI Library Solutions Senior Vice President Mark Kendall says the partnership with Digitalia will help libraries quickly search for and acquire academic Spanish-language content in their familiar GOBI workflow. “We want to help libraries more easily build their Spanish and international scholarly e-book collections. The partnership with Digitalia helps provide our customers instant access to more titles from Spanish-language publishers all in one place.”

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About Digitalia Hispanica
DIGITALIA www.digitalia.us is a global leader in Spanish language ebooks and ejournals, with a select catalogue of more than 22,000 titles and a solid number of prestigious clients among academic and public libraries worldwide. Recently it has irrupted in the streaming market for libraries with a platform of multilingual films and documentaries.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 13 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained same—to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.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 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
[email protected]

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LISWire: Brill Becomes ORCID Member

February 2, 2017 - 4:46am

Leiden (NL) / Boston (US) / Paderborn (GER) / Singapore (SG) – 2 February 2017

Academic publisher Brill is proud to announce that they are now an ORCID member.

Effective 1 January 2017, Brill has become a member of ORCID. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is an independent, non-profit initiative whereby researchers are assigned a unique ORCID iD that can be used to link all of their publications, affiliations, name variations, and other relevant information to their ORCID record.

ORCID has major advantages for researchers, their institutions, funders as well as publishers, as it fixes a variety of problems: correct attribution of authorship, disambiguation of user accounts in all sorts of databases, easy overviews of publications by specific researchers for institutions and funders. To date ORCID has issued nearly 3 million ORCID iDs worldwide.

Sam Bruinsma (Senior VP Business Development, Brill) comments: “The ORCID identifier is destined to become a vital element in the international ecosystem of scholarly communications, enabling us to provide a much-needed persistent and reliable link between our authors and their publications.”

Laurel Haak (Executive Director, ORCID) states: “We are pleased to welcome Brill as a member. This will enable the many humanities, social sciences, and law scholars to use their ORCID iD to distinguish their work and get credit for their contributions.”

As ORCID is a non-profit organization, it is funded through organizational membership and subscription fees. By becoming an ORCID member, Brill supports a sustainable registry and the mission of addressing the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications.

For more information about Brill’s ORCID membership, please contact Ms. Marjon Jekel, Applications & Data Manager at Brill, at [email protected].

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, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden (NL), Boston (US), Paderborn (GER) and Singapore (SG), Brill today publishes 272 journals and close to 1,200 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 http://www.brill.com/.

About ORCID
ORCID’s vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis. https://orcid.org/

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-becomes-orcid-member

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LISWire: Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2017 John Cotton Dana Award

February 1, 2017 - 12:07pm

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 1, 2017 — The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The award, managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of ALA, honors outstanding library public relations. Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year by the H.W. Wilson Foundation at an annual Awards Ceremony sponsored by ALA and EBSCO Information Services.

Entries for the 2017 JCD are submitted electronically and must be received by March 17, 2017. More information, including entry documents, can be found at: https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/awards.

The award is named after John Cotton Dana, the father of the modern library who is credited with helping transition libraries from reading rooms to community centers. JCD submissions include strategic library communications campaigns from libraries of all types and size. Submissions have included rebranding efforts, promotion of unique archives, awareness campaigns and community partnerships. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider unless they are represented on the JCD Committee.

JCD entries are organized around the following areas: needs assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Libraries submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage or other results received along with evaluation of the results and other documentation and supporting materials that show the scope and effectiveness of the library’s strategic communication efforts.

In recognition of the achievement, JCD award winners receive a cash development award from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The John Cotton Dana Awards are presented during an awards ceremony hosted by EBSCO Information Services held during the American Library Association annual conference.

About the John Cotton Dana Award
The John Cotton Dana Award was inaugurated at the 1946 annual conference of the American Library Association. It was named after John Cotton Dana (1856-1929), a librarian called the father of the modern library.

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 10,000 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 800,000 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: EBSCO Information Services Partners with Children’s Book Council To Introduce New Book Award for Youth Graphic Novels

January 30, 2017 - 2:53pm

~ The SEE-IT™ Award is a Collaboration with the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to Recognize the Cultural and Literary Impact of Youth Graphic Novels ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 30, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing the SEE-IT™ Award to highlight achievements in graphic novels. SEE-IT stands for Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. EBSCO, the provider of EBSCO eBooks™, Core Collections™ and the NoveList suite of products, has partnered with the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council to develop the SEE-IT Award.

In order to recognize the cultural and literary impact of graphic novels and to highlight achievements in this area, publishers are encouraged to submit titles for award consideration by February 14, 2017.

Criteria includes:
• Literary quality
• Interweaving of art and story
• Lasting impact and distinguished contributions to the format and youth literature
• An audience range of K-12, or young readers through young adult

Finalists will be announced in April and the winner will be announced by the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang, at EBSCO’s K-12 and Public Library Luncheon at ALA-Annual in Chicago on June 25, 2017. Yang is a Printz Award winning author of American Born Chinese. He is also a two-time National Book Award finalist. Yang is the United States’ fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

EBSCO Information Services Vice President of EBSCO eBooks, Ken Breen, says the SEE-IT Award underscores the increasing prominence and impact of graphic novels as a genre. “As a major provider of books, book recommendations and readers’ advisory services, EBSCO has witnessed the growing influence of graphic novels and the SEE-IT Award is a way to highlight emerging titles and authors and reward publishers providing these titles to libraries.” Breen says the award acknowledges the impact these books can have on students and the impact a robust library collection can have on readers. “Graphic novels engage young readers and appeal to visual learners boosting reading comprehension and a love of reading and we expect the SEE-IT Award to showcase this emerging genre and help schools and public libraries expand their collections.”

Publishers interested in submitting nominees for the SEE-IT Award can go to the SEE-IT website: www.ebsco.com/see-it before the February 14th deadline.

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
[email protected]

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LISWire: Annals of Internal Medicine launches redesigned website

January 30, 2017 - 12:28pm

PHILADELPHIA, January 24, 2017 -- Annals of Internal Medicine, the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP), has launched a newly redesigned website at Annals.org. Annals collaborated with platform vendor Silverchair to create a faster and more efficient user experience for busy health care professionals, researchers, authors, and educators. A brief tour of new site features is available at http://annals.org/aim/pages/readers.

“Annals’ new journal site was designed to meet the needs of time-challenged professionals by providing improved functionality that enhances easy access to our varied content types, including our many multimedia online-exclusive features,” said Diane Scott-Lichter, Publisher of Annals of Internal Medicine. “This visual site enables users to spot the content they want or quickly find it through the enhanced search.”

The new site is fully responsive, allowing users to view content on any device, whether on desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The new site will also improve the discoverability of Annals content online.

The clean, efficient article layout makes it easier to navigate through the content and its associated elements, from abstracts and tables and figures, to CME/MOC and related articles. Annals has partnered with Altmetrics, a Digital Science company, to provide article-level altmetrics that complement traditional citation metrics that are provided.

The new design highlights Annals’ growing online content and multimedia features. Web-exclusive content includes Annals for Hospitalists, Annals Consult Guys, and Annals for Educators. Unique channels pages allow users to choose Annals’ most popular clinical categories in an instant with Selected Journal Features highlighted. And with Annals’ new state-of-the-art search function, users can search within channels and journal features for more precise results.

Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the most widely cited and influential medical journals in the world, with an impact factor of 16.593 -- the highest of any specialty journal in its category. Annals’ mission is to promote excellence in medicine, enable physicians and other health care professionals to be well informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research, and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide. Established in 1927, Annals is the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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Media Contact: Angela Collom, [email protected] or 215-351-2653

Topics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: AssociationIntended Audience: Academic Libraries