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LISWire: "Fantastic Trains" Anthology Now Open Internationally for Submission

July 27, 2017 - 4:11pm

Fantastic Trains:
An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders

Now open to submissions.

The submission period for Fantastic Trains: An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders officially opens, July 27, 2017. Submissions will be accepted until Midnight September 30, 2017.

Edited by Jerome Stueart and Neil Enock, the anthology focuses on speculative fiction stories of trains—fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, horror, slipstream, urban fantasy, apocalyptic, set in any time, any place—and will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in the spring of 2018.

“This book will appeal to both lovers of the fantastic, and train aficionados,” says Jerome Stueart, co-editor.

“Ultimately, we’re looking for great stories. Check out the official call for submissions,” says Neil Enock, co-editor.

Stories must be previously unpublished, in English, between 1,000-5,000 words.

Submissions are open to all writers. The editors will accept stories previously published in a language other than English, but they must first be translated into English before submission.

Submissions should be e-mailed to: [email protected]. The e-mail must contain the word "submission" in the subject line. Submissions must be sent as an attachment: in .DOCX, DOC. or .RTF format.

Authors are invited to structurally play with some 'locomotifs' that will add interesting connections to these disparate and individual stories.

For more information, check out the call for submissions: http://tinyurl.com/fantastictrains

About the editors

Jerome Stueart is the author of The Angels of Our Better Beasts, a collection of stories recently long-listed for the Sunburst Award. Jerome was also the co-editor of Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts 18) and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Literature. His work can be found in Fantasy, Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Icarus, Geist, Geez, and several Tesseracts anthologies. Jerome was the trolley conductor for the Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley for several summers when he lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. He now lives in Dayton, OH and teaches creative writing at the University of Dayton.

Neil Enock is the author of two books, Doc Christmas and the Magic of Trains, and Mayan: Atlantis Returns, and the face and creator of the million-plus-views podcast TrainTalk.tv. He is past president of the Alberta Model Engineering Society. His love for trains is no secret to his thousands of train-loving fans. He is also active in the film industry as an actor, prop designer, producer and screenwriter. Recently, Neil has become the creator of the Wrist-Rack, a handmade leather gauntlet for carrying your cell phone on your wrist launched on Kickstarter and sold at Expos and Cons. Neil lives, creates, and fabricates with his family in Calgary, AB.
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For further information please contact:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
www.edgewebsite.com
[email protected]
403.254.0160

Tags: fantastic trainsanthologiestrainsauthor submissionsJerome StueartNeil EnockEDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy PublishingOrganization Type: PublisherTopics: Press ReleaseLISWireIntended Audience: AuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool Librarians

LISWire: EQUINOX ADDS GRANVILLE COUNTY LIBRARY TO THEIR EVERGREEN SEQUOIA PLATFORM

July 25, 2017 - 11:06am

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!”-Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: Non-ProfitIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: Equinox Open Library Initiative

LISWire: EQUINOX ADDS BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PAILS SPARK CONSORTIUM

July 25, 2017 - 11:04am

DULUTH, Ga., July 25, 2017 -- Equinox is pleased to announce that Granville County Library System successfully migrated to Evergreen within the NC Cardinal Consortium on May 18, 2017.

This Migration added over 40,000 patrons and over 110,000 bibliographic records to the NC Cardinal Consortium from the Berea Library, Richard H. Thornton Main Library, South Branch Library, Stovall Library and 3 express kiosk locations. For the migration, Equinox performed the bibliographic data extraction and deduplication, policy configuration, project management and training services. As part of the NC Cardinal consortium, Granville County Library is hosted and supported by Equinox on their industry leading Sequoia platform.

“We are honored to be a part of the NC Cardinal system and very happy to be able to continue working with Equinox. We have been impressed with the thoroughness, the diligence and helpfulness that has gone into this migration. This has been the smoothest migration that I have ever had in my 20 years working in Libraries.”- Jonathan Bradsher, Director Granville County Library System

“I was very excited to hear that Granville was finally joining the Cardinal consortium and even more excited to learn that I’d have the opportunity to work with them during their migration! Even though the Granville staff had been utilizing the Evergreen ILS for a while, they were open to suggestions and eager to learn. It was a real pleasure working with the Granville staff!” -Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Project Manager

About Equinox Open Library Initiative
Equinox Open Library Initiative Inc. is a nonprofit company engaging in literary, charitable, and educational endeavors serving cultural and knowledge institutions. As the successor to Equinox Software, Inc., the Initiative carries forward a decade of service and experience with Evergreen and other open source library software. At Equinox OLI we help you empower your library with open source technologies. To learn more, please visit https://www.equinoxinitiative.org/.

About Evergreen
Evergreen is an award-winning ILS developed to provide an open source product able to meet the diverse needs of consortia and high transaction public libraries. However, it has proven to be equally successful in smaller installations including special and academic libraries. Today, over 1500 libraries around the world are using Evergreen including NC Cardinal, SC Lends, and B.C. Sitka. For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.

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Technologies: Open SourceTopics: Press ReleaseTags: Evergreen. Open SourceIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSpecial LibrariesCompany Name: Equinox Open Library Initiative

LISWire: The Society of the Four Arts Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

July 25, 2017 - 10:07am

07/25/2017
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Society of the Four Arts Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Society of the Four Arts' King Library, of Palm Beach, FL. is now live on Koha with ByWater Solutions! ByWater completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings and is providing ongoing support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized Koha OPAC can be viewed at: http://fourarts.bywatersolutions.com/

The Society of the Four Arts is made up of the Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery Building, which is home to a gallery that features a diverse and ever-changing schedule of traveling art exhibitions, The King Library which houses more than 70,000 periodicals, publications, DVDs and other Media, a Children's Library, the Dixon Education Building, which is home to Campus on the Lake cultural education programs, Botanical Gardens and the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, which showcases carefully selected sculptures in an outdoor museum-like setting.

About The Society of the Four Arts:
The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children’s library, and a state-of-the-art educational facility. The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all programs are open to the public. For more information please visit: https://www.fourarts.org/about/

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: Open SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release