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June 21, 2024

EBSCO Information Services 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced. The 2024 John Cotton Dana Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association's Core Division and EBSCO Information Services and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. [Full Announcement].

June 18, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services introduces artificial intelligence beta program. EBSCO Information Services is launching artificial intelligence beta programs to partner with customers and receive user input on the company's AI efforts. The first beta test concluded in May 2024, and a second beta will begin in July 2024. The betas are intended to create efficiencies for researchers working within EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOhost. Beta testers are exploring two features — AI Insights, which will generate a short list of insights from full-text articles, and Natural Language Search, which allows researchers to conduct search in their natural language, with user queries honored as questions in search. [Full Announcement].

June 17, 2024

EBSCO Information Services Columbia University selects FOLIO as new LSP with EBSCO FOLIO's support. The Columbia University Libraries joins the growing number of Association of Research Libraries member institutions to adopt the FOLIO Library Services Platform with the support of EBSCO Information Services. EBSCO will provide comprehensive hosting, implementation and support services to transition Columbia Libraries from the existing Voyager system to FOLIO. [Full Announcement].

June 13, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO FOLIO celebrates the implementation of more than 200 libraries and library systems using FOLIO LSP. More than 200 libraries worldwide have officially implemented the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) using EBSCO FOLIO from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO FOLIO brings an open-source option to libraries and library systems of all sizes, functions, and staffing levels. EBSCO provides FOLIO solutions that support the implementation and hosting needs of academic research libraries, consortia, medium and small colleges, universities, and community colleges. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services expands its history resources with release of Iter Bibliography. Iter Bibliography, a unique bibliography covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is now available from EBSCO Information Services. Iter Bibliography, published by Iter Press, is an extensive index of more than 1.5 million citations for secondary source materials. The vast collection will appeal to libraries with specialized research needs or those looking to support researchers studying the medieval period and the Renaissance in European history. Iter Bibliography material includes 2,300 indexed journal titles and 16,500 indexed essay collection titles spanning 400-1700 CE. Iter Bibliography includes citations for books and journal material including articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies as well as citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books including conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues. The bibliography will continue to grow by approximately 50,000 records a year. [Full Announcement].

June 5, 2024

EBSCO Information Services MOBIUS goes live with FOLIO LSP with support from EBSCO Information Services . EBSCO Information Services has assisted MOBIUS, one of the largest consortia in the United States, in migrating to the FOLIO Library Services Platform. EBSCO FOLIO has provided hosting and support services for the FOLIO migration, providing 62 academic libraries representing diverse institutions with access to the open-source platform.  [Full Announcement].

June 4, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services launches LitBase. EBSCO Information Services introduces LitBase, a vast global literature resource with a clean, intuitive search experience. LitBase offers a curated collection of critical primary texts and secondary literary sources to support research of the most studied authors, poetry, fiction, plays, and creative nonfiction worldwide. With more than 425,000 primary sources, 100,000 secondary and reference sources, and hundreds of full-text scholarly journals and literary magazines, LitBase provides unparalleled content to support students, researchers and faculty in their research. The new literary resource encompasses the classics of the Western canon as well as contemporary literature and offers full text of writing from diverse parts of the world. LitBase also celebrates authors from diverse voices such as the LGBTQ+ community, underserved and Indigenous populations in the US, Black authors and women authors. [Full Announcement].

May 14, 2024

EBSCO Information Services Seton Hall University Libraries Select EBSCO FOLIO. The Seton Hall University Libraries will transition to the FOLIO Library Services Platform using EBSCO FOLIO hosting and implementation services from EBSCO Information Services. SHU Libraries will undergo phased implementation and is expected to be entirely live on FOLIO by January 2025. [Full Announcement].

May 1, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and the American Library Association award ten librarians with scholarships to attend the 2024 ALA Annual Conference. EBSCO Information Services, in partnership with the American Library Association, has awarded ten scholarships to librarians to attend the 2024 ALA Annual Conference. These scholarships are intended to help librarians defray the cost of travel and other expenses so they can attend more than 500 programs, discussions and sessions from world-class speakers and meet with library vendors. These scholarships allow recipients to learn more about digital content, innovation and leadership and expand their professional development while networking with fellow library professionals. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2024

EBSCO Information Services RIPM Jazz Periodicals: Music, History, and Culture Now Available from EBSCO Information Services. Music researchers and all those interested in 20th-century cultural, social, and historical disciplines can now access rare music periodicals with the release of RIPM Jazz Periodicals: Music, History, and Culture from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). The collection, produced by Le Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale (RIPM), includes articles, reviews, illustrations, interviews, and advertisements from jazz publications spanning the early 20th century to the early 21st century. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2024

EBSCO Information Services Submissions now open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards. The American Library Association is accepting submissions for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Award. The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to up to eight libraries. The $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation and honors outstanding library public relations. Libraries of all types and sizes are encouraged to submit entries for a John Cotton Dana Award. Entries may be submitted by any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider, unless they are represented on the JCD committee. Entries should highlight a strategic communications campaign from the past year. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCOlearning names Dr. Bob Nelson as a 2024 Distinguished Fellow. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has selected Dr. Bob Nelson, thought leader, best-selling author, keynote speaker and consultant, as an inaugural EBSCOlearning Distinguished Fellow for 2024. The Distinguished Fellow program was recently established by EBSCOlearning to recognize individuals who are making substantial and noteworthy contributions in the areas of career and workforce development, educational advancement, employee upskilling and organizational improvement. The criteria for this program include having a highly accredited body of work and contributions that have significantly and positively impacted people and organizations through effective and practical application. [Full Announcement].

EBSCO Information Services EBSCOlearning names Dr. Bob Nelson as a 2024 Distinguished Fellow. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has selected Dr. Bob Nelson, thought leader, best-selling author, keynote speaker and consultant, as an inaugural EBSCOlearning Distinguished Fellow for 2024. The Distinguished Fellow program was recently established by EBSCOlearning to recognize individuals who are making substantial and noteworthy contributions in the areas of career and workforce development, educational advancement, employee upskilling and organizational improvement. The criteria for this program include having a highly accredited body of work and contributions that have significantly and positively impacted people and organizations through effective and practical application. [Full Announcement].

February 1, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and MOL partner to support libraries looking to adopt FOLIO in Poland. MOL, the leading provider of library software in Poland, has announced a partnership with EBSCO Information Services to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform. This partnership will provide hosting and local support services for FOLIO libraries throughout Poland. [Full Announcement].

January 24, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services opens submissions for the 2024 EBSCO Solar Grant. Submissions are now open for the 2024 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services. For the ninth consecutive year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2024 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $300,000 in grants available. The grants will help awarded libraries offset their library expenses by incorporating solar power. EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program in 2016 as a demonstration of its longstanding commitment to solar energy. EBSCO has awarded libraries more than $2,000,000 in grants since the program originated. [Full Announcement].

January 22, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services CEO Tim Collins to retire on June 30, 2024. Tim Collins will retire as Chief Executive Officer of EBSCO Information Services effective June 30, 2024. EBSCO Industries' goal is to have a successor in the role by July 1, 2024; they are working with the global Leadership Advisory Firm, Egon Zehnder, on a comprehensive process to identify the next CEO for EBSCO Information Services. [Full Announcement].

January 3, 2024

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award nominations. The American Library Association is currently accepting nominations through February 1, 2024 for the EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award is awarded to a library organization for a program to further its staff development goals and objectives. The award includes $3,500 and a gold-framed citation, donated by EBSCO Publishing. Application [Full Announcement].

December 14, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services and EcoMap partner to help libraries support entrepreneurship. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Service, and EcoMap Technologies have partnered to offer public libraries a service to help patrons on their entrepreneurial journey. EcoMap is a hyperlocal search engine that curates and catalogs community resources to support entrepreneurship and empowers libraries to become stronger hubs for economic development. [Full Announcement].

December 2, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCOlearning and the American Management Association Launch AMA MicroCourses powered by EBSCOlearning. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the American Management Association International join forces to deliver AMA MicroCourses powered by EBSCOlearning, a new platform created to provide companies with resources to upskill their employees and equip those entering the workforce with learning real-world skills. AMA MicroCourses powered by EBSCOlearning is available for businesses, colleges and universities, libraries, schools, and government, and designed to enable organizations and users to improve business knowledge, practical skills and productivity — including a wide range of leadership, management and other in-demand soft skills. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2023

EBSCO Information Services EBSCOlearning and BlueRecruit partner to create a new workforce development product for trade professionals. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services, and BlueRecruit have formed a partnership to provide public libraries with a new workforce development product, BlueCareer by EBSCOlearning. The new platform focuses on trade professions and is designed to help skilled workers achieve certification and explore job opportunities in the trade field. BlueCareer by EBSCOlearning provides in-depth information on the skilled trades industry, connects individuals with hundreds of trade schools across the United States and Canada, and provides training resources for those seeking to build their trade knowledge and experience. The platform encourages public library users to explore the skilled trades industry and connect with employers through comprehensive assessments, video trainings and job placement profiles. [Full Announcement].

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