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Strategic mobile library development - a report from UCD Library, Ireland

Blog posts   •   Sep 22, 2014 14:41 SGT

Bringing the academic library to mobile users is a complex process. Read how a project team from UCD Library in Ireland tackled the problem and built an app that met user expectations.

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Swets sponsors a new classroom library at Indian Primary School through educational charity, Room To Read

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2014 17:21 SGT

Completed project provides new library and reading materials at Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province.

Leiden,
The Netherlands,
August 20, 2014.

Swets Information Services, a global organization committed to improving the delivery and use of knowledge worldwide, and the charity Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province. The library provides facilities for over 100 pupils, aged between 6 and 11, and their four teachers.

Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. The classroom library project allows children in schools that do not have free space to benefit from books and other library resources, as well as to promote the integration and use of reading materials in classroom instruction.

“Room to Read provides exemplary literacy and educational aid and support to thousands of children
across Asia and Africa and we at Swets are delighted to help further their cause,”
said Robin Dyer, Global Marketing Director at Swets Information Services. “We hope that the creation of this classroom library will provide many years of happy reading and enlightening education to the pupils of Government Primary School Nathu Khadi for many years to come.”

Room to Read’s School Libraries team has worked hard to select the most appropriate and engaging reading materials to stock the library. The books chosen play a vital role in supplying students with relevant and engaging learning materials. The school has also been provided with other educational materials, classroom storage furniture, and a standard three year training plan for teachers. To
ensure the long-term sustainability of the library, Room to Read aims to increase the participation of families and communities around the school. The goal is to increase awareness and support of literacy both in school and at home by engaging the pupils’ families and the wider community, resulting in the sustainability of the program and the future improvement and development of the
children’s reading skills and habits.

Unmesh Brahme Country Director, Room to Read India said in a letter to Swets, announcing the completion of the project, ”The library at Government Primary School Nathu Khadi,which is just one of the 656 libraries we established in India in 2013, is already deeply cherished by the school’s students and teachers. I wish I could bottle and send you the joy that exudes from the children whenever they
open a new book or recognize a new word for the first time. They are on their way to becoming avid, independent readers, and I cannot wait to watch as class after class of students learns to read using the books and materials you have helped us provide. Thank you for supporting our efforts to promote literacy and bring this wonderful new resource to this community!”

The full Room to Read report outlining the entire scope and achievements of the project can be found here:

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About Room to Read
Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support
needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of nearly nine million children by providing increased access to high-quality educational opportunities through its network of libraries and schools, local language children’s books and its girls’ education program. Room to Read is changing children’s lives in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia and aims to reach 10 million children by 2015. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

About Swets
Swets is a global market leader in managing research information. Swets vision is “to improve the delivery and use of knowledge”.  From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company’s active role in today’s complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content
Industry.” It is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard which affirms the company’s focus on customer service and continuous improvement. For more information on Swets see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Media Contact
Damian Leslie
External Communications Executive
Swets
Dellaertweg 9b, 2316 WZ Leiden
The Netherlands
Phone: +3188 – 4679332
Email: dleslie@nl.swets.com
www.swets.com


Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.comSwets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets Information Services and Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province.

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Maintaining the relevance of libraries in the digital age

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2014 08:29 SGT

Libraries have always added value to the research process, but in the digital age how does the provision of cutting-edge tools help with researchers' workflows? Read on.

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Building citations and reputations with Open Data

Blog posts   •   Aug 04, 2014 08:31 SGT

How can open data and a comprehensive research data management plan help to build institutional reputation and researcher citations?

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Swets adds OpenAthens to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2014 08:24 SGT

Leiden, The Netherlands

31 July, 2014

Swets adds OpenAthens to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.

Swets, theglobal leader in the management of professional information, announced earlier today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services
for libraries.

OpenAthens’ single-sign-on authentication system enables libraries to provide users with remote one-click access to all of their online resources. From students to clinicians, over four million people worldwide use OpenAthens to access essential online content and solve their identity and authentication issues.

There is an exponential growth in remote users who require problem-free access to all licensed content anytime anywhere, with just one username and password. On the other side those who
provide the access want to have the capability to set up groups and profiles to determine who should have access to which content in order to comply with publisher license agreements,
” said Michael Leuschner, Commercial Director EMEA at Swets. “OpenAthens is the ideal solution for easy-to-use and secure identity and access management, therefore we are happy to have agreed on a global partnership

Stuart Pearce, Executive Director of OpenAthens adds “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Swets, helping them expand their product portfolio to their customers around the world. This represents a great opportunity for Swets’ customers to take advantage of the simple and secure identity and access management provided by OpenAthens. There is close synergy in the markets that
Swets and OpenAthens operate within and our products and services complement each other very well, which makes this is an ideal partnership.”

Swets offers libraries a single point of contact for all access management and print delivery issues and can provide support for everything from detailed title or pricing information to administrative support and licensing negotiations. Using its relationships with over 35,000 publishers in more than 50 countries, Swets can assist libraries in building first-class end user services for their research community by ensuring straightforward access to content across multiple languages and formats, including print journals, e-Journals, eBooks and much more.

Libraries interested in finding out more about Swets’ full range of Access Management Services for libraries can visit www.swets.com/access-management for further details.

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About OpenAthens/Eduserv

OpenAthens has more than 4 million users worldwide including a large proportion of UK universities and other universities across the world, prestigious medical organisations worldwide including the Department of Veterans Affairs in North America, South Australia Health, and global corporate research organisations including Abbvie and Philips Research. For more information on OpenAthens see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Twitter.

Eduserv is a not-for-profit IT services company. Services include identity and access management, managed cloud and digital development.


About Swets

Swets is a global market leader in managing research information. Swets’ vision is “to improve the delivery and use of knowledge”.  From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company’s active role in today’s complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” It is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard which affirms the company’s focus on customer service and continuous improvement. For more information on Swets see our website,
watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Media Contact

Damian Leslie
External Communications Executive
Swets
Dellaertweg 9b, 2316 WZ Leiden
The Netherlands
Phone: +3188 – 4679332
Email: dleslie@nl.swets.com
www.swets.com

Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.comSwets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets, announced earlier today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Eduserv, the non-profit dedicated to developing and delivering technology services for the public sector. This agreement sees Swets adding the highly popular OpenAthens advanced access management system to its portfolio of Access Management services for libraries.

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How to Win with Research Data Management in Academic Libraries

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2014 08:50 SGT

Research data management (RDM) is of critical importance to institutions and libraries. The new infographic from Swets looks at the main problems and barriers to effective RDM and how to solve them.

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How happy are you that your doctor might be using Google to make diagnoses?

Blog posts   •   Jun 27, 2014 08:59 SGT

Picture the scene: you’re lying in your hospital bed, and your consultant is browsing Google on his smartphone to work out what the problem is.

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EDP Open Survey Reveals Learned Society Attitudes towards Open Access

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2014 08:52 SGT

EDP Open recently ran a survey about the impact of open access on learned societies. They share their key findings with us in this post.

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Swets Publisher survey on open access and APC management

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2014 08:39 SGT

What is the current status of open access across scholarly publishers, particularly concerning APCs (article processing charges)? Complete our short survey if you are a publisher and have your say.

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Integrated platforms: what next-generation ILS technology means for you

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2014 09:32 SGT

Library automation and integrated systems is an important feature of the modern library. Find out how next-generation integrated library systems (ILS) can benefit you in this post.

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About Swets

Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.com

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