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August 18, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service Team, hiring Andrew Nagy as Director of SaaS Innovation. In this role, Nagy will work directly with libraries to help support the growth and development of the open source FOLIO Library Services Platform and the EBSCO SaaS portfolio. With his background in open source software, Nagy will continue to champion open source software in libraries.

August 16, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) An authoritative international collection of journals and publications from more than 60 countries that make-up the One Belt, One Road trade initiative is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The only available resource of its kind, One Belt, One Road Reference Source™ helps researchers build a more robust understanding of the cultures and economies that make-up the initiative and helps identify new trade possibilities.

August 9, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for a scholarship to attend the Charleston Conference through a grant sponsored by EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship awards up to $1000 for conference registration and other expenses related to attending the conference.

July 19, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Biblioteche e fornitori di servizi hanno creato un tavolo comune di collaborazione per ridisegnare il futuro delle biblioteche e per sviluppare nuove tecnologie. La nuova iniziativa, FOLIO, prevede la collaborazione di biblioteche, fornitori di servizi ed altre organizzazioni, finalizzata alla creazione di una piattaforma open source, volta a ridefinire l’automazione delle biblioteche. L'obiettivo è quello di coltivare gruppi con interessi comuni, stabilire partnership e dare inizio a conversazioni che porteranno alla creazione di nuovi servizi e tecnologie per le biblioteche.

July 15, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, will provide subscription services for NACE International. As part of the partnership, PPF will provide subscription management services for NACE, including fulfillment, renewals, customer service and reporting.

July 12, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Music researchers can now access one of the richest and most comprehensive full-text resources of global music research with the release of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text from EBSCO Information Services. Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, Inc, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text enhances the unrivaled bibliography of writings on music provided by RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with the addition of approximately one million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals published from the early 20th century to the present—90 of which are unavailable elsewhere online.

June 29, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Publisher Promotion and Fulfillment, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has renewed its partnership to fulfill subscription services for journals from De Gruyter. The partnership ensures that the needs of De Gruyter subscribers are met while allowing the company to focus on the editorial aspects of its business.

June 24, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The overall research experience for users of EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost databases is improving with the addition of altmetrics data from Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company. By integrating the Plum Print widget into these platforms, users will have a view of modern metrics that allows them to uncover new research insights. EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost customers will be able to view the Plum Print to visualize the research impact of all items in the results list, including: articles, books chapters, e-books, and institutional repository materials. Powered by the PlumX Suite, the Plum Print visually changes depending on the altmetrics found in each of the five categories: Usage, Captures, Mentions, Social Media and citations, providing added research insight at the artifact level. The Plum Print will appear in the EDS and EBSCOhost search results, giving researchers a highly visual way of evaluating resources, and the ability to quickly focus on information of interest to them. Hovering over the Plum Print highlights a brief visual breakdown of the altmetrics, and clicking on it brings users to the Plum Suite platform for more in-depth information.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the winner of its EBSCO Solar grant. Austin Community College District’s Highland Campus Library in Austin, Texas has been selected as the winner of the grant which will cover up to $150,000 of the cost of installing a solar array. The grant will allow the Library to install solar panels and reduce its electricity expenditures.

June 22, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Eight libraries are being recognized for their strategic communications efforts with the 2016 John Cotton Dana Awards for outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) division of the American Library Association, and consists of $10,000 grants for each winner from the H.W. Wilson Foundation.

June 7, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, announces Job and 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.

June 2, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Software as a Service (SaaS) team hiring John Law as Senior Vice President, SaaS Products and Platforms. Law will oversee a growing EBSCO mission designed to advance progress on open source

May 26, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types. This latest contribution will help with the next phase of community driven enhancements, including support for additional system interoperability as well as acquisition and e-resource management capabilities in Koha.

May 24, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The Bibliography of Asian Studie, an authoritative resource for research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast and South Asia, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. The Bibliography of Asian Studies is produced by the Association for Asian Studies which partnered with EBSCO in early 2016 as the provider of BAS. The resource is accessible via the EBSCOhost platform and contains nearly 900,000 records for articles published worldwide from 1971 to the present.

May 19, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) In response to the urgent need for high schools to improve the college and career readiness among students, LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, introduces PrepSTEP High School Edition. The online learning platform helps high school students build the skills that prepare them for success in college, in a career, and beyond.

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