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LISWire: U.S. Federal Library Selects Bibliovation

June 10, 2016 - 3:58pm

North Bethesda, MD, June 10, 2016- LibLime, a Division of PTFS, has been selected by a civilian U.S. Federal Government Library as the winning vendor to implement the Bibliovation Library Services Platform to manage their bibliographic and digital technical collections. LibLime responded to the Library’s RFP and with a solid technical response and a compelling cost proposal and was awarded the contract. LibLime will provide implementation, digital object migration, and support services to the library. LibLime and PTFS specialists will work closely with government staff to replace their legacy commercial bibliographic cataloging system.

About Bibliovation
The Bibliovation LSP provides an extensible, web based platform from which libraries can manage both traditional bibliographic materials along with digital content, all in a single platform. Supporting MARC21, RDA and geotagging, Bibliovation offers a Rest API-based Discovery Layer integrated with the EDS API providing the end user the ability to search both catalog and databases at the same time. Bibliovation includes an EDI-compliant acquisitions component; a completely MARC-based cataloging editor for bibliographic, holdings and authority records; and full patron empowerment for purchase requests, ILL requests and reference requests from the Discovery Layer. Bibliovation is completely web-based, FISMA- certified and is hosted in a FedRAMP-compliant hosting facility. The latest release of Bibliovation, which came out in April, includes a variety of new features such as OCR upon ingest, batch edit of bibliographic records, ‘object-only’ displays in the Discovery Layer, a new reporting module, and notification enhancements.

About LibLime-PTFS
LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: BibliovationLibLimeOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

LISWire: Journal of Greek Linguistics Moving to Full Open Access

June 9, 2016 - 7:21am

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 9 June 2016

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is pleased to announce that the Journal of Greek Linguistics, which is indexed by Scopus and Web of Science, has become a full Open Access publication. To help the journal transition to a full gold Open Access journal, Brill will sponsor the journal by setting the Article Publication Charge (APC) at a lower rate for the first three years and by waiving the charges for authors unable to raise the funds for publication. APCs will be charged for all new submissions to the journal. In addition to the current volume, all back volumes will now be freely available.

The editors of the journal, Dag Haug, Brian Joseph and Anna Roussou: “As scholars and academics, we are in the knowledge business — we create, organize, and disseminate knowledge through our research, teaching, and editing. Getting knowledge into the hands of people who want it and to whom it will make a difference matters to all of us, so we applaud this move to Open Access for our journal.”

Senior Acquisitions Editor Irene van Rossum is looking forward to continued cooperation with the editors on the journal: “The Journal of Greek Linguistics is an integral part of Brill’s list of publications on the Greek language from ancient to modern times. With the move to Open Access we hope to stimulate further research into the rich history and modern uses of the language.”

For more information on the journal, please see www.brill.com/jgl. The online edition of the journal can be accessed through http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15699846. For information on Open Access publishing at Brill, please see www.brill.com/openaccess.

For general questions on the move to Open Access, please contact Irene van Rossum: [email protected].

About the editors
Brian D. Joseph (Ph.D. 1978, Harvard University) is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and The Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. He is former editor of Diachronica and of Language. He specializes in the linguistics of Greek (from the Mycenaean up through the Modern periods), Albanian, and the Balkans, as well as general historical linguistics.

Dag Haug (PhD 2001, University of Oslo) is Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Oslo. He specializes in the linguistics of Ancient Greek and Latin, with an emphasis on syntax and semantics, as well as computational approaches to Greek and Latin syntax and semantics. He has published numerous articles in this fields and leads the development of the PROIEL treebank of ancient Indo-European languages.

Anna Roussou (PhD 1994, University College London), is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Patras. Her research is in theoretical linguistics, with particular emphasis on syntax (comparative, diachronic, including also aspects of acquisition and learning) and its interfaces with semantics and morphology

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 and Boston and a representative office in Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and around 1000 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 more information, visit www.brill.com.

View this Media Alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/journal-greek-linguistics-moving-full-open-access

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LISWire: LibLime, a division of PTFS, to exhibit at SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia

June 8, 2016 - 3:55pm

North Bethesda, MD, June 8, 2016 - LibLime, a division of PTFS, will be exhibiting at the SLA 2016 Conference in Philadelphia from June 12th through June 14th. All conference attendees are encouraged to visit LibLime at booth #439 to see the latest functional additions to Bibliovation 3.0.

LibLime will be presenting Bibliovation 3.0, their latest Library Services Platform (LSP) offering. Bibliovation provides traditional bibliographic management services along with digital content management services, so that libraries can maintain print and digital collections in a single system. Bibliovation includes:

  • External links to third party authentication programs
  • EDI-compliant acquisitions
  • Asynchronous reporting module
  • Support for RDA and GeoMARC
  • Digital object import with full-text search & retrieval
  • An expanded messaging package for patron Discovery Layer interaction covering purchase requests, ILL requests, call slip requests, general library messages, digital object ingest, and holds
  • Full support for multiple security classification schema between metadata and digital objects
  • Discovery Layer visual search using ESRI and Google Maps interfaces

To find out more about Bibliovation 3.0, email [email protected] to request a presentation, or visit LibLime at Booth #439 at the SLA Exhibits at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

About LibLime - PTFS

LibLime, a division of PTFS, is the global leader in providing support for open development Library Service Platforms (LSP). Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open development, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates deployment of the LSP in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting services. PTFS is also the developer of the world’s leading content management software, Knowvation, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com.

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: LibLimekohaBibliovationOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: LibLimeIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

LISWire: Stratford University Library Goes Live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support

June 8, 2016 - 12:16pm

6/8/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Stratford University Library 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 Library at Stratford University, of Falls Church, VA. is now live on ByWater Solutions Koha Support. ByWater Solutions had completed the migration of the Libraries' more than 20,000 titles last year and is providing ongoing hosting and support services to the library. The Library's customized online catalog can be viewed at: http://libcatalog.stratford.edu/

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

"We are thrilled with our new partnership with Stratford University, and that we are able to deliver Koha to their staff and students so that they may benefit from an ILS that works for them."

About Stratford University:
Stratford University is a private educational institution dedicated to preparing students for the challenges of a rewarding career. Alumni pursue professions in high-demand fields like information technology, hospitality, culinary arts, business administration, health sciences, and nursing. With convenient locations in Falls Church, Woodbridge, Richmond, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, Stratford University is the ideal place to fulfill academic and professional goals.

Stratford University offers Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, as well as many non-credit workshops and courses. Our curriculum combines advanced technology, hands-on labs and traditional educational methods to create a program that produces a valuable educational service to our students and their future employers.

This emphasis on individual learning methods results in student academic success without lowering required employer-based standards. Consequently, Stratford alumni enjoy a high placement rate in high-demand industries. Stratford University is exempt from requirements of oversight to grant Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees by State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. For more information please visit: http://www.stratford.edu/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 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 to support Koha 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/ILSsOpen SourceTags: koha supportkoha open sourceOpen Source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: Long-awaited new edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections now available

June 8, 2016 - 7:06am
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For immediate release:

Long-awaited new edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections now available
Facet Publishing have announced the release of the 3rd edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

The Directory is the only publication to bring together rare book and special collections from all kinds of libraries across the UK and Ireland and is an essential research tool for researchers and librarians throughout the world.

Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997, this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in national libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, subscription libraries, clergy libraries, libraries for other professions, school libraries, companies, London clubs, museums and archives, and libraries in stately homes.
Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian at the University of Oxford said, "The new edition is a long-awaited reference work which will help researchers identify the UK and Republic of Ireland’s great collections of research materials. It provides detailed and authoritative information and is a must for all serious researchers."

Edited by Karen Attar, Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library, The Directory:
• contains a national, cross-sectoral overview of rare book and special collections
• offers full contact details, and descriptions of rare book and named special collections including quantities and particular subject and language strengths
• provides a quick and easy summary of individual libraries’ holdings
• directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for them
• assists libraries to evaluate their special collections according to a ‘unique and distinctive’ model
• enables libraries to make informed decisions about acquisition and collaboration
• helps booksellers and donors to target offers.
David Prosser, Executive Director of Research Libraries UK said, "Together, institutions in the UK and Ireland hold unrivalled special collections. From our great National Libraries, through university collections to the smaller collections of specialist societies, cathedrals, historic homes, and museums we have a centuries-old tradition of collecting, preserving and giving access. Scholars from around the world and across disciplinary differences rely on the treasures held by libraries listed in the Directory to pursue their research and help us make sense of the world in which we live."
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Press and review copies contact:

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

Notes:

Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland, 3rd edition | May 2016 | 752pp | Hardback | 9781783300167 | Price: £175.00 | CILIP members price: £140.00
About the editor:
Karen Attar is Curator of Rare Books and University Art at Senate House Library and a Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies, both of the University of London. She has published widely on library history and aspects of special collections, is the reviews editor for Library & Information History, and in 2012 edited the treasures volume Senate House Library, University of London.
Karen has written a blogpost about some of the most interesting collections contained in the Directory.
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.

Tags: rare bookspecial collectionsresearchdirectoryTopics: Press ReleaseIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesSpecial Libraries

LISWire: The Popular Job Search Tool Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Gets Stronger

June 7, 2016 - 11:16am

The Popular Job Search Tool Job & Career Accelerator from LearningExpress Gets Stronger
~ Latest Version Offers New Content, Features and a Superior User Interface ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 7, 2016 — LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, announces Job & Career Accelerator version 5.0, the newest release of the CODiE award-winning online job search and career exploration platform. This new version will be an asset to the more than 30 million job seekers that turn to public libraries for career assistance each year.

Job & Career Accelerator helps school, academic, and public libraries, provide life-changing support with its easy-to-use, self-directed tools that patrons can use without burdening library staff. The latest features include career articles, a skills assessment, new sample resumes and improved navigation. In addition, its responsive design enables job seekers to take Job & Career Accelerator anywhere on their mobile devices.

LearningExpress’ General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Kheil McIntyre says the platform gives libraries a powerful resource. “Job & Career Accelerator is a way for libraries to meet critical needs in their communities. It gives us great satisfaction when librarians tell us that Job & Career Accelerator is their most-used resource. We’re excited to provide another tool that helps to level the playing field, this time for jobs and careers.”

Job & Career Accelerator has everything job seekers need to find, prepare for, apply and get hired into ideally matched positions, based on interests or skills. It includes real-time job and internship search capabilities for millions of job postings; information on more than 1,100 occupations; resume and letter builders; interest and skills assessments for occupation matches; interview tips and guidance; a college finder tool; career articles and e-books; and a personalized and secure dashboard for managing job searches.

It serves job seekers of all circumstances — unemployed, underemployed, career changers, displaced workers, individuals returning to the workforce, transitioning military and youth entering the workforce. The timing of this new version is particularly beneficial for recent high school and college graduates.

About LearningExpress
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company and recognized leader in providing online workforce skills, career, and academic eLearning resources for the public and school library markets. Founded in 1995, it became an EBSCO company in April 2015 and is part of EBSCO Information Services. Visit LearningExpress at www.learningexpressllc.com.

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 and 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]

Tags: LearningExpressEBSCOJob ToolsTopics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Public LibrariesCompany Name: EBSCO