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LISWire: Brill launches the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

December 12, 2016 - 6:00am

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 12 December 2016

International scholarly publisher Brill has launched the Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics.

The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (ECLL) is the most complete and up-to-date reference work on the Chinese language available today. It consists of more than 550 articles written by scholars from around the world, with the majority residing in Asia. Covering subjects on all possible aspects of Chinese, from morphology and language acquisition to sign language and youth language, this is a reference work no major research institution can be without.

The ECLL is available as a 5-volume print edition (www.brill/ecll) and online (www.brill.com/eclo) on Brill’s Reference Works platform.

The official launch of ECLL took place in Hong Kong and Singapore last week, in the presence of Editor-in-Chief, Rint Sybesma (Leiden University) and Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, Liesbeth Kanis. Watch the presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8cKgGpoOlQ.

Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, comments: “Publication of the ECLL is a massive achievement on the part of the editors and the numerous contributors, many of whom are based in Asia. This mammoth academic reference work will prove the primary resource on Chinese languages and linguistics for years to come. We are happy at Brill to offer it to the scholarly world both in print and online.”

Rint Sybesma, Editor-in Chief of ECLL, comments: “It was an ambitious project: Chinese linguistics is a huge field, with a long history both in China and abroad, and it is a field that is very much alive today, so from the start we knew it was going to be monumental. Covering a wide range of topics (from the origin of writing to musical notation and from oracle bone syntax to neurolinguistic processing) in more than 500 articles by more than 350 authors from all over the world, we, as editors, are quite happy with the result. And proud, too, of course.”

For more information, contact Liesbeth Kanis, Brill’s Business Development Manager in Asia, at [email protected].

For customer queries and product trials, please contact your librarian, or send an email to our Sales Department at [email protected] (the Americas) or [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific).

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, Boston and Singapore, Brill today publishes 265 journals and about 900 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 www.brill.com.

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LISWire: EBSCO Health Resources Outscore Competitors for POC Disease/Drug Reference in KLAS Clinical Decision Support 2016 Report

December 6, 2016 - 10:46am

EBSCO Health Resources Outscore Competitors for POC Disease/Drug Reference in KLAS Clinical Decision Support 2016 Report
~ DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center Rated Highest by Healthcare Providers ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — December 6, 2016 — Two EBSCO Health clinical resources were the top performing point-of-care reference tools for disease/drug reference in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support 20161 report. KLAS, a research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors, found that DynaMed™/DynaMed Plus® and Nursing Reference Center™ were the top performing disease reference tool, leading in nearly every area KLAS asked healthcare providers about.

KLAS interviews thousands of healthcare professionals and uses the responses to rate point-of-care Disease Reference and Diagnostic Support tools. Evaluation questions covered several areas, including Sales and Contracting, Implementation and Training, Functionality and Upgrades, and Service and Support.

DynaMed Plus, EBSCO Health’s next-generation clinical information resource designed to decrease time to answer, along with the original DynaMed, received an overall score of 91.9 in the POC Disease/Drug Reference category. DynaMed/DynaMed Plus scored particularly well compared to competitors in questions about Overall Product Quality (See chart).

This is the third time that DynaMed has been rated as the top resource for the Point-of-care Disease Reference category in the KLAS Clinical Decision Support reports2. While this is the first year that DynaMed Plus was considered, the report concluded that evaluation respondents were impressed with the enhancements. “DynaMed Plus, the newest version of DynaMed, is built on the strong DynaMed foundation. Those who use it and those planning to upgrade to it laud its tighter integration with the EMR, updated look and feel, and deeper evidence-based content.”

Nursing Reference Center is EBSCO Health’s point-of-care resource for nurses, providing reference materials for research and for use with patients, continuing education for nurses and opportunities to strengthen nursing skills. It was the top-rated Nursing Reference tool, finishing nearly five points better than the second-best resource. In addition, it was second only to DynaMed/DynaMed Plus in the POC Disease/Drug Reference segment. Nursing Reference Center was also the top nursing reference resource in the last KLAS CDS report which came out in 2013.

EBSCO Health Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management Betsy Jones, says that the KLAS report indicates the EBSCO Health is taking the right steps to meet the needs of its users. “Clinician need to access the most current evidence-based content as efficiently as possible in order to incorporate the information into their treatment decisions. While the systematically reviewed evidence is at the core of our resources, it is gratifying to see that users are satisfied with the overall experience, from implementation and functionality, to service and support.”

More information about EBSCO Health’s clinical decision support solutions is available at https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/ and http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing.

1 Clinical Decision Support 2016: Providers Expect EMRs to Drive CDS Impact. ©2016 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www.KLASresearch.com

2 Clinical Decision Support 2013: Sizing up the competition, December 2013. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

Clinical Decision Support 2011: Understanding the Impact, November 2011. © KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.
About EBSCO Health

EBSCO Health, part of EBSCO Information Services, is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions, healthcare business intelligence, and medical research information for the healthcare industry. EBSCO Health users include professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health. Flagship products include CINAHL®, DynaMed Plus™, Nursing Reference Center™, clinical e-books and e-journals, EBSCO Discovery Service™, licensed databases (such as MEDLINE®), plus EBSCONET®. EBSCO databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the electronic resource favored by libraries around the world.

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

Topics: Press ReleaseOrganization Type: CompanyIntended Audience: Special Libraries

LISWire: Flower Mound Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

December 2, 2016 - 8:31am

12/1/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Flower Mound Public 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 Flower Mound Public Library, of Flower Mound, Texas is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 100,000 plus holdings from Polaris earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://flowermound.bywatersolutions.com/

Sue Ridnour, Director of Library Services at Flower Mound commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

"The Flower Mound Public Library had been wanting to move to an open source ILS but didn’t have the IT skills in-house to support Koha. ByWater Solutions provided us with the best of both worlds – open source software with expert support and hosting. The staff at ByWater is knowledgeable, responsive and very easy to work with. They held our hands through every step of the migration process. Thanks to the quality of their support, we experienced very few issues during the migration and now, three months out, everything is functioning smoothly and patrons and staff alike love the new system."

About the Flower Mound Public Library:
The Flower Mound Public Library supports education in their community by providing access to information, creating young readers, fostering success in school, and facilitating lifelong learning. The library contributes to quality of life in Flower Mound by stimulating imagination, celebrating diversity, and encouraging creativity in a space that meets the needs of the community. The library provides services to over 36,000 patrons, circulates over 450,000 items per year offers over 600 programs to the community and sees over 200,000 annual visitors. For more information please visit their website.

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 supportkoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: The Atlantic City Free Public Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

November 28, 2016 - 3:49pm

11/10/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

The Atlantic City Free Public 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 Atlantic City Free Public Library, of Atlantic City, NJ. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 70,000 plus holdings from Millennium earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support services to them.  The library's hosting services are provided by Jersey Connect, a program in the state that provides free hosting services to libraries utilizing an open source ILS. The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://opac.acfpl.org/

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater commented on their partnership with the library:

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with the team at the Atlantic City Free Public Library. New Jersey is a hotbed for open source interest and we are thrilled to be able to bring the benefits of Koha to the staff and patrons of Atlantic City. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the library and greatly appreciate their support."

About The Atlantic City Free Public  Library:
In November of 1901, a plan for a public library was embraced by Atlantic City residents in a landslide referendum, with 6,062 voters in favor and only 30 opposed. Thus the Atlantic City Free Public Library was established, using as its nucleus 1,000 books from a small, privately-run library opened a few years earlier by the Women's Research Club, a cultural organization that still exists today.

The Library's first quarters were in the third floor of City Hall, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, where service began on April 3, 1902. The Library formally opened its doors on January 1, 1903, in a wood frame house at Illinois and Pacific Avenues. The land at this site had been recently purchased to be the Library's permanent location and became the Library's home. Subsequently Andrew Carnegie donated $71,000 for the construction. Dedication for this structure took place on January 2, 1905. The photo is of the Andrew Carnegie building circa 1910.

Plans for the current home of the Library began in 1981. The groundbreaking for the new building, located at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues, took place on January 28, 1982. This modern two-story 3.8 million dollar building, dedicated on July 31, 1985, has a capacity of 135,000 volumes, and three times the reading space of its predecessor. Like its predecessor, it will serve the citizens of Atlantic City for decades.

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 support and implementation 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 ILSkoha supportOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: The Wessels Library at Newberry College goes live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

November 28, 2016 - 3:47pm

11/17/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Wessels Library at Newberry College, of Newberry, South Carolina is now live on Koha! ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 75,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The Library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://newberry.bywatersolutions.com

Nancy Rosenwald, Director of the Wessels Library, commented on their decision to switch to Koha with ByWater:

"Our migration was initially motivated by cost and previous experience with Evergreen, a different open source program; however, reduced cost has proven to be just one of the many benefits of moving to Koha.  It’s easier for our patrons to find materials, and it’s simpler for our library staff to complete their work.  We’ve already seen increases in usage since our migration four months ago.  We’ve also found Bywater to be responsive to our migration and technical support needs in ways we never had with our previous vendor.  It’s been a great move for us."

Felicia Beaudry, Information Librarian for the College adds:

"For other libraries considering the change……please don’t assume that open-source somehow means settling for something “less than” what you have.  Koha provides the same functionality of the proprietary systems, but with greater flexibility and ease of use. It’s a perfect solution for our small academic library."

About Newberry College:
Newberry College has a rich tradition of providing personal attention, challenging academic programs, and a close-knit community that welcomes everyone. They combine our strong liberal arts foundation with specialized professional degree programs to prepare students such as you for successful futures. Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through their supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. The College has earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings for Best Colleges with their highest ranking ever on the Best Colleges in the South list. For more information please visit: https://www.newberry.edu/about-us

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 supportkoha open sourceKoha open source ILSOrganization Type: CompanyCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: LibrariansTopics: Press Release

LISWire: Glen Oaks Community College Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

November 28, 2016 - 3:43pm

11/23/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla
(888) 900-8944
[email protected]

Glen Oaks Community 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 E.K. Shaheen Library at Glen Oaks Community College, located in Centreville, MI. is now live on Koha. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of the library's 30,000 plus holdings from Symphony earlier this year and is providing ongoing Koha support and hosting services to them.  The library's customized online Koha catalog can be viewed at: http://libcatalog.glenoaks.edu/

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/

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LISWire: Brill and Leiden University Libraries Join Forces to Publish the Codices Hugeniani Online

November 25, 2016 - 4:17am

Leiden (NL) / Boston (USA) / Singapore (SG) – 25 November 2016

Brill and Leiden University Libraries are proud to present the publication of Codices Hugeniani Online, the fully digitized personal archive of Christiaan Huygens.

Brill and Leiden University Libraries have joined forces to digitize this important archive, allowing online access to a large community of scholars via BrillOnline Primary Sources. The Codices Hugeniani Online (www.brill.com/COHU) offers the fully digitized archive of Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695), held at Leiden University Library. The archive includes notebooks and loose leafs with texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books.

Huygens was a prominent Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He published major studies on mechanics and optics, and a pioneer work on games of chance. He is famous for his discovery of the rings of Saturn and its moon Titan, and for inventing the pendulum clock.

For over three centuries, many scholars have made the Codices Hugeniani the object of their research. The contents of the archive have been made partly accessible through the well-known Oeuvres complètes (a 19-volume 19th-century reference work). More recently, the Codices Hugeniani were described in detail by Dr. Joella Yoder in her Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Christiaan Huygens (Brill, 2013). With COHU the full archive's contents are now easily accessible for the first time.

Marti Huetink, Publishing Director at Brill, commented: “Christiaan Huygens is probably internationally the best known Dutch scientist ever. Brill is proud to be able to publish his papers online, and to contribute to the study of his life and works.”

Mart van Duijn, Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, commented: “Codices Hugeniani Online is not only a great tool for researchers because of the different search options it offers, it is also a treasure trove of magnificent documents and drawings of the discoveries and inventions made by Christiaan Huygens.”

Advisors: André Bouwman, Chief Curator & Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, Mart van Duijn, Curator of Western Manuscripts of Leiden University Libraries, and Joella G. Yoder, Independent Scholar.

More information: Marti Huetink, Publishing Director at Brill, email: [email protected], phone: + 31 71 5353504, www.brill.com/cohu.

For customer queries and product trials, please contact your librarian, or send an email to our Sales Department at [email protected] (the Americas) or [email protected] (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific).

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.

About Leiden University Libraries
In spite of its venerable age (it was founded in 1587), UBL is one of the Netherlands' most innovative libraries. As a knowledge partner it supports scientific research and teaching with new services and will shortly be able to add to its facilities a new building to house its sizeable Asian collections (due to be completed in 2017). The library's special collections, including important Western and Oriental manuscripts, archives, letters, old prints, atlases and maps, drawings and photographs, are used extensively by Leiden academics and their students, and attract scholars from throughout the whole world. More information: http://libraries.leiden.edu/.

View this media alert online: http://www.brill.com/news/brill-and-leiden-university-libraries-join-for...

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LISWire: The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

November 23, 2016 - 9:01am

11/23/2016
CONTACT:
Nathan Curulla, KC Media Coordinator
[email protected]

The Koha Community is proud to announce the release of Koha 16.11

Koha, the world's first fully web based and open source integrated library system has now been released as version 16.11. This release will include over 240 enhancements as well as numerous bug fixes. Koha 16.11 builds on the system's already robust functionality and adds many architecture improvements to make the impressive speed of this fully web based system even faster. Some key highlights of the 16.11 release include:

  • Added ability to place article requests and document delivery in Koha
  • Addition of a patron quick add form for on the fly patron additions
  • A new Housebound Readers Module, adding the linking of deliverers, item choosers and homebound patrons
  • Additional improvements to Koha's EDI ordering and invoicing functionality
  • Additional improvements to Syndetics and Novelist Select embedded content
  • Improved ability to use Elastic as preferred search engine in Koha, adding speed and scalability to Koha's searching capabilities
  • Enhancements to REST API infrastructure, paving the way for Koha to be the most accessible and integrated ILS in the world
  • Added ability to place multiple holds per patron per record, allowing for multiple item level holds

The many other features contained in the 16.11 release can be viewed in the full release notes: Here

Kyle Hall, Release Manager for Koha 16.11 commented on the newest release of Koha:

"Koha 16.11 contains many important architecture and plumbing improvements to the system which pave the way for the next few releases and the exciting enhancements lined up to be included. Because architecture improvements are typically behind the scenes they are more difficult to find funding for, so taking care of these improvements will result many long term gains for Koha."

The Koha Community would like to thank the following libraries and companies who are known to have sponsored new features in Koha 16.11:

  • Biblibre
  • BULAC - http://www.bulac.fr/
  • ByWater Solutions
  • California College of the Arts
  • Carnegie Stout Library
  • Catalyst IT
  • DoverNet
  • FIT
  • Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg), Germany
  • NEKLS
  • South-East Kansas Library System
  • SWITCH Library Consortium
  • Tulong Aklatan
  • Universidad de El Salvador
  • Universidad Empresarial Siglo 21
  • University of the Arts London
  • VOKAL

We would also like to thank the 72 individuals and 36 libraries, companies, and institutions who contributed patches to this release, as well as the 102 individuals involved in testing Koha 16.11.

About Koha:
Koha is the first web based and first free software library automation package. In use worldwide since 1999, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. Since its creation, Koha has become the most downloaded ILS in the world with tens of thousands of libraries utilizing it globally.

Full-featured ILS: In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic and advanced options. Koha includes modules for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, serials management, authorities, flexible reporting, label printing, multi-format notices, offline circulation for when Internet access is not available, and much more. Koha will work for consortia of all sizes, multi-branch, and single-branch libraries.

Multilingual and translatable: Koha has a large number of available languages, with more languages every year.

Full text searching: Powerful searching and an enhanced catalogue display that can use content from Amazon, Google, LibraryThing, Open Library, and Syndetics, among others.

Library Standards Compliant: Koha is built using library standards and protocols such as MARC 21, UNIMARC, z39.50, SRU/SW, SIP2, SIP/NCIP, ensuring interoperability between Koha and other systems and technologies, while supporting existing workflows and tools.

Web-based Interfaces: Koha’s OPAC, circ, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution.

Free Software / Open Source:  Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.

No Vendor Lock-in: It is an important part of the free software promise that there is no vendor lock-in: libraries are free to install and use Koha themselves if the have the in-house expertise or to purchase support or development services from the best available sources. Libraries should be free to change support company and export their data at any time, make sure your support company allows this. For more information please visit: https://koha-community.org

 

Technologies: Catalogs/OPACs/ILSsOpen SourceTags: kohakoha open sourceKoha open source ILSKoha CommunityOrganization Type: Non-ProfitCompany Name: ByWater SolutionsIntended Audience: Academic LibrariesAuthorsLibrariansPublic LibrariesSchool LibrariansSpecial LibrariesTopics: Press ReleaseLISWire

LISWire: Think differently about how we understand, interpret and interact with archives and records

November 22, 2016 - 6:04am

Facet Publishing have announced the release of Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and theories

Engaging with Records and Archives showcases the myriad ways in which archival ideas and practices are being engaged and developed and offers a selection of original, insightful and imaginative papers by emerging and internationally renowned scholars, taken from the Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7).

The book, edited by Fiorella Foscarini, Heather MacNeil, Bonnie Mak and Gillian Oliver, reveals the richness of archival thinking through compelling examples from a wide variety of views of records, archives and archival functions, spanning diverse regions, communities, disciplinary perspectives and time that will captivate the reader. Examples include the origins of contemporary grassroots archival activism in Poland, the role of women archivists in early 20th century England, the management of records in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century, the relationship between Western and Indigenous cultures in North America and other modern archival conundrums.

The editors said, "Today, more than ever before, everyone, not only archives specialists, would benefit from a deeper and better informed engagement with archival objects and practices as they become increasingly engrained in our daily lives, from the pervasiveness of archival materials on the web, to the use of archive-based knowledge in all sciences, to the uncertainty about the preservation of our digital memories that we may all experience sooner or later. The 11 essays selected for inclusion in this book explore different ways of historicizing and theorizing record making, recordkeeping and archiving practices from a range of disciplinary perspectives and through the eyes of creators, custodians and users."

Fiorella Foscarini PhD is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. She is Co-editor in Chief of the Records Management Journal and co-author of Records Management and Information Culture (Facet 2014)

Heather MacNeil PhD is a professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto where she teaches courses in the areas of archival theory and practice and the history of record keeping.

Bonnie Mak PhD is an associate professor at the University of Illinois, jointly appointed in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Program in Medieval Studies. She teaches courses in the history and future of the book, reading practices, and knowledge production.

Gillian Oliver PhD is an associate professor at Victoria Univeristy of Wellington. She is the co-author of Records Management and Information Culture (Facet 2014) and Digital Curation, 2nd edition (Facet 2016) and is Co-editor in Chief of the journal Archival Science.

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Engaging with Records and Archives: Histories and theories | Nov 2016 | 256pp | paperback: 9781783301584 | £59.95 | hardback: 9781783301591 | £89.95 | eBook: 9781783301607| £59.95

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LISWire: American Doctoral Dissertations™ Now Includes Access to Full Text and Expanded Coverage of 20th Century

November 17, 2016 - 10:42am

~ Enhanced Free Resource Includes 80,000 New Citations from 1902 to Present and Links to Full Text When Available ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — November 17, 2016 — American Doctoral Dissertations™, a free database made available by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), OhioLINK, H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com, includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955™, was first made available by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2014 as a new way to access scholarly writing that was previously difficult for researchers to find. EBSCO and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. Since that time, many EBSCO customers have added the free resource to their profile.

The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, expands the comprehensive record of dissertations and exposes more content with links to full text. The dissertations and theses from OhioLINK represent student research from 31 colleges and universities. The citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the individual Institutional Repository, where the thesis or dissertation is housed.

“OhioLINK’s open access ETD center now provides over 60,000 digital dissertations and theses for global access,” said Gwen Evans, Executive Director of OhioLINK. “OhioLINK supports increased access and discoverability of our open access materials, and partnering with EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation is a great way to increase the visibility of Ohio graduate research. We were so pleased when EBSCO approached us about adding the metadata and link to the ETD Center into the American Doctoral Dissertations index. We just added the capability to batch upload many older digitized dissertations to the ETD, so an even richer collection of Ohio materials soon will be available.”

Theses and dissertations records from Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University are also included in American Doctoral Dissertations. Data from all the repositories will be updated regularly and additional repositories are planned in the near future.

American Doctoral Dissertations is accessible at http://www.OpenDissertations.com. The database is searchable by fields that include dissertation title, author and school.

EBSCO is hosting American Doctoral Dissertations on the EBSCOhost® platform and the content is available via EBSCO Discovery Service™. The EBSCO Support Site contains information to help librarians learn more about adding the database to their EBSCOhost profiles.

About OhioLINK
Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium and serves more than 600,000 end users. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK provides a competitive advantage for Ohio’s higher education community by cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to and preserving an expanding array of print and digital resources, and by centrally hosting digital content. Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide users access to nearly 50 million books and other library materials, more than 100 electronic research databases, more than 81,000 e-books, thousands of images and videos, and millions of electronic journal articles. www.ohiolink.edu.

About the Congregational Library & Archives
Founded in 1853, the Congregational Library and Archives serves professional scholars, graduate students, and genealogists who use the resources of our historical collections. Its digital collections including Colonial-era church records and manuscripts are accessible through its website to anyone. http://www.congregationallibrary.org/

About the H.W. Wilson Foundation
The Foundation was established by Halsey W. Wilson in 1952 to support the needs of company employees and retirees. Since 1957, The H.W.Wilson Foundation has focused on providing financial assistance to causes having the greatest impact on improving the spirit, mind and body of the greatest number of people through aid, support and cooperation with charitable, benevolent, educational and religious institutions. Major donors to the Foundation included Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Wilson, and the H.W. Wilson Company. http://thwwf.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 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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