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August 7, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) A new partnership between GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, and ByWater Solutions is aimed at helping Koha libraries. Libraries using the Koha Open Source ILS are now able to use new functionality to streamline the acquisitions process. The GobiAPI Plug-in, which allows Koha systems to fully integrate with the GOBI platform in real-time, will now facilitate the immediate transfer of bibliographic and order data.

June 30, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) Siamo felici di portare alla vostra attenzione l'esperienza di un altro cliente EBSCO: l'Universitŕ di Milano - Bicocca. Da maggio 2017 l'ateneo offre l'accesso all'intera collezione della biblioteca attraverso un'unica piattaforma: Curiosone - realizzata con EDS, EBSCO Discovery Service.

June 28, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the release of OnArchitecture, a unique online library of original architecture-related videos intended to support architectural and design education. OnArchitecture offers the largest audiovisual architecture archive available online and serves as a contemporary teaching tool, captivating students' interest and new learning patterns based on digital media and a global scope.

June 26, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council announced The Witch Boy, by Molly Knox Ostertag, as the 2018 recipient of the second annual SEE-IT™ Award. The SEE-IT Award recognizes outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

June 22, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) The University of Alabama has agreed to be an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partner. University librarians and developers and EBSCO Information Services will partner together to establish FOLIO hosting and services in The University of Alabama Libraries, while also optimizing the FOLIO platform for future colleges and universities looking to adopt an open source library services platform.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced its three 2018 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners. Red Feather Lakes Community Library in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado; Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, will each receive $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grants offset the cost of installing solar panels and allow libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

June 19, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Modern Language Association (MLA) are working together to create the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text, a definitive research database for the international study of language and literature. Produced by MLA, the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text dates back to the 1920s and contains millions of citations as well as full text for more than 1,000 journals.

June 5, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Five Colleges Consortium have agreed to an EBSCO FOLIO Beta Partnership. The consortium includes Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. These institutions will leverage the FOLIO Library Services Platform in a variety of institutional scenarios.

May 31, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and ALZAD Inc. have expanded their relationship to ensure libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement confirms ALZAD’s commitment to provide FOLIO implementation and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services. ALZAD Inc., located in Dubai, UAE and Cairo, Egypt and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia supports many institutions throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

May 11, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) In partnership with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded seven librarians with $1,000 scholarships to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. Scholarships aim to defray the cost of travel and other expenses, helping librarians to take advantage of the conference’s professional development and networking opportunities.

May 7, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Service is providing grants to four academic libraries as part of the EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding up to $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. The second round’s winning proposals came from the University of Alabama, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the Johns Hopkins University and Lehigh University.

May 3, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health announced the launch of a shared decision making product, Option Grid decision aids. The Option Grid concept was originally created by Professors Glyn Elwyn and Marie-Anne Durand in 2010 and supported by work and research done at Dartmouth College. EBSCO Health is working with Professors Elwyn and Durand to deliver a product that is accessible and, powered by DynaMed Plus, always aligned with the most recent evidence.

April 12, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) A new relationship between EBSCO Information Services and Infoestratégica Latina is designed to ensure that libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform will be able to rely on hosting and services support. The agreement secures Infoestrategica’s pledge to provide FOLIO application and support services backed by EBSCO hosting technology and data services.

April 9, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) OpenDissertations.org, the project from EBSCO Information Services and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June.

March 22, 2018

(EBSCO Information Services) The GALILEO consortium is making the research experience easier for their library users by implementing federated single sign-on access, enabling end users to sign-on once into any resource from the site or within Discovery. GALILEO has entered into a five-year agreement with EBSCO Information Services and OpenAthens providing single sign-on software that allows the end user to move from resource to resource without re-entering their credentials. The software delivers all of GALILEO’s library resources to its 10 million users by simply having them sign in via a single login.

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