With the winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, it was necessary to reschedule the Harvard Digital Loeb Classical Library Build-a-Group webinars to next week. If you have already registered, you do not need to re-register untill you want to change your section. Those who have already registered will also receive updated information from the LYRASIS training support staff; please work with them if you need to switch sections.

Same days and times. Just bumped to next week.

Register for Harvard Digital Loeb Library Overview/Demo:

  • Tuesday, February 3rd @ 10am ET
  • Wednesday, February 4th @ 10am ET
  • Wednesday, February 4th @ 3pm ET

Minitex is pleased to offer the following multi-consortial deal:

LYRASIS has been in discussion with Harvard University Press regarding an offer for The Digital Loeb Classical Library resource. In their discussions with Harvard, they have explored the possibility of making this an Inter-Consortial License (ICL) offer, similar in nature to their Ambrose Video and Statista offers. As participation increases, so will the discount. They would like to expand the group with libraries interested in acquiring this content via partner consortia. All Minitex libraries are eligible to participate in this offer, and LYRASIS has a robust set of 30 highly interested members at this point.

LYRASIS'S ICL process is as follows:

First, they need to gather a group of highly interested libraries. They would like to attract libraries of all sizes and negotiate on their behalf. No one should assume that the pricing will be out of reach! Negotiation possibilities are increased with a larger group of interested libraries.

Second, they will negotiate with HUP for a customized offer for this group and then share the offer with the interested libraries via their consortial representative. No consortia or library will be asked for a final commitment until we have negotiated pricing.

Action Item:

Please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu if your library is interested in participating in an HUP Digital Loeb Classical Library offer, by February 5, 2015 (no commitments yet!). Please review more details about the collection content and the offer below.

The goal is to have pricing for your review early in 2015, and then we will seek commitments for final purchases. Libraries participating in the offer will be asked to agree to the terms of the LYRASIS central license.

About the Harvard University Press Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Digital Library presents over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts in digital form allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content. An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, The Digital Loeb includes accurate English translations of epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory and other documents of Greek and Latin Classical importance. You can request a free 60 day trial here.

Key features:

  • All Loeb volumes in print, including biannual editions
  • Toggle between single and dual language reading modes
  • Search across the full library in English, Latin, and Greek
  • Bookmark, organize, and annotate in a personal workspace
  • Share notes and reading lists with other users

HUP has shared list pricing for this series in order to provide a baseline for your consideration. If we are successful in building a strong group of libraries, the prices we will be able to negotiate will, of course, be lower than the list prices. The perpetual access option has a $400.00 annual access fee that is waived the first year.

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To support the Build-a-Group effort for the Harvard Digital Loeb Library, LYRASIS will host a series of informative webinars open to all members of our potential partner consortia. Gregory Kornbluh from HUP will conduct the webinars and will cover the resource functionality, tools, and a brief demonstration, etc.

Register for Harvard Digital Loeb Library Overview/Demo:

  • Tuesday, January 27th @10:00 am ET
  • Wednesday, January 28th @10:00 am ET
  • Wednesday, January 28th @1:00 pm ET

EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the top medical journals around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will now act as a sales agent for The JAMA Network.

Long known as both a subscription agency and a database vendor, EBSCO has now pooled the resources from both areas and now offers selected publishers truly expanded worldwide sales and marketing efforts as part of a new program. The list of publisher partners in this program is limited.

Health care professionals around the world turn to The JAMA Network for groundbreaking research and insightful commentary from leaders across the broad spectrum of health care. It is a trusted family of esteemed medical journals that shape the future of medicine by connecting physicians with important, innovative research in general medicine and many specialties.

With the agreement, EBSCO will be selling the following journals from The JAMA Network:

  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
  • JAMA Dermatology
  • JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
  • JAMA Internal Medicine
  • JAMA Neurology
  • JAMA Ophthalmology
  • JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • JAMA Psychiatry
  • JAMA Surgery

These journals are indexed in many EBSCO databases, and the two organizations are maximizing technology to ensure the best possible linking between EBSCO's hosted indexes (e.g., Academic Search, CINAHL®, MEDLINE™, etc.), and the AMA e-journal platform for mutual customers. Enhanced linking will also be provided via EBSCO Discovery Service™, as well as via EBSCO's point-of-care products (e.g., DynaMed™) for mutual customers.

Sam Brooks, EBSCO's Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales, Publisher Relations & Strategic Partnerships remarked: "These journals are of unsurpassed importance in the area of medicine, and EBSCO is in a unique position to ensure that all appropriate institutions worldwide can be made aware of the benefits of subscribing electronically."

Thomas J. Easley, The JAMA Network's Senior Vice President and Publisher commented, "We believe that EBSCO's extensive network of sales agents will add significantly to our efforts to publish and disseminate the highest quality peer-reviewed original research, commentary and clinical content via The JAMA Network."

Announcing New Resources in LearningExpress Library

from LearningExpress Library:

We are pleased to announce that the following new LearningExpress Library resources will be available by the end of this year.

  • New Practice Tests and Tutorials
    Real Estate has returned to the Career Center! It features practice tests for both the Salesperson and Broker Exams. We also added practice tests for the Praxis® Core exams, and Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry and U.S. History exams. In addition, there are tutorials in Spanish for each of the 2014 GED® subject tests.
  • New eBooks
    Our library of downloadable eBooks continues to grow, with new titles and/or editions for the GED® test, Praxis® Core, and Praxis II® exams.
  • New Common Core Resources
    Parents will appreciate the help they get from the new eBook, Middle School Math for Parents. We also updated the tutorials for Middle School Reading and High School Algebra, and added a tutorial for High School Geometry.
  • New Computer Tutorials
    We've added Outlook 2013 courses for basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, and an Outlook 2013: What's New tutorial. This completes the collection of Microsoft Office 2013 products for libraries that have Computer Skills and Popular Software Tutorials.
  • New MARC Records
    New custom MARC Records are available through the Administrator link on your LearningExpress Library homepage. They include the 856 field, making resources more discoverable for your patrons.

For a complete list of these changes, please see the below product update.

4thQtr2014_Product-Update_Attachmnt_CCSS.pdf

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Customer Service at libraries@learningexpressllc.com. Thank you for your continued promotion and use of LearningExpress Library.

Gale Digital Collection Offer for CRL Members and Parnters

"Partners" includes Minitex. This offer runs through March 2015.

CRL is pleased to announce another year of a CRL+Partners+Friends offering engineered with GALE Cengage Learning. This year's offering is similar to past years in that it revolves around 1) new collections publishing in the Gale Digital Collections line, and 2) NCCO with a final opportunity as NCCO publishing is now officially completed.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 4: Middle East Bureaus Collection, 1967-2008
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 5: European Bureaus Collection, 1937-2003
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 6: Washington D.C. Bureau Collection, 1915-1930
  • Brazilian and Portuguese History & Culture: The Oliviera Lima Library
  • Smithsonian 1: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature: The Merchandising of Industry
  • British Newspapers IV, 1785-1920

Along with preferential pricing, this year's offering also includes two service elements which are entirely new to the program, new to Gale, and in ways new to the market. Further information and trial access is available through the following link: www.galesupport.com/crl

Curriculum Alignments - Gale is offering our new curriculum alignment service, where we map your Gale resources to course syllabi, area studies, or even grant proposals. With these, faculty can see exactly where the library fits into their lesson plans, and students will know exactly where to go and what resources they need to complete their assignments. The number of alignments offered based on degree of current offer participation.

Data Mining & Textual Analysis - Data mining and textual analysis have become very important areas of focus in scholarly research, and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has worked closely with Gale in driving these areas as part of a cutting-edge offering from Gale. Gale is presently contacting over 250 of our partner library and archives, confirming that we have their permission to offer the content of our digital collections in a format that supports data mining and textual analysis goals.

When this process completes over the next month or two, upon customer request, Gale will deliver collection content for purchased Gale Digital Collections that may be used for data mining and textual analysis. Costing is planned to be simply the cost of producing the data sets and shipping and handling.

CRL Gale FALL Offer - Fall 2014.pdf

EasyBib Integrates with EBSCO Resources

from EBSCO:

EBSCO information Services and EasyBib have made it possible to directly export citations from EBSCO resources to EasyBib. The integration creates an effortless way for students and researchers to ethically use their resources.

EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking and research tools. It is an accurate, fast and comprehensive way for educators to teach students how to become effective and organized researchers. EBSCO provides research content through hundreds of databases and historical archives as well as the ability to explore the library's collection through a single search box via EBSCO Discovery Service™.

With the EBSCO integration with EasyBib, library users simply have to select the article they want to cite from one of the hundreds of EBSCO databases, historical archives or EBSCO Discovery Service and click on the EasyBib option in the export process. The user's EasyBib account will open and allow the citation to be imported.

EasyBib Co-CEO and Co-Founder Neal Taparia says that the integration with EBSCO resources follows EasyBib's dedication to improve the product and partner with the best resources available. "Our commitment to providing the best citation and research management tool is further improved with this recent integration. As one of the foremost database and discovery technologies in the world, EBSCO is an ideal partner in our goal to provide the best tools and resources to educators worldwide.

According to EBSCO Senior Director of Product Management Harry Kaplanian, the ability to export citations to EasyBib helps to support information literacy and proper research habits. "EBSCO helps library users access content from many sources. The integration with EasyBib allows those users to give proper credit to those sources easily when using the widely used and helpful research management tool, EasyBib."

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released eBook Education Collection™ a new subscription e-book collection. eBook Education Collection features more than 2,800 quality titles supporting students and faculty in education studies.

Titles in eBook Education Collection range from introductory texts for undergraduate coursework to more complex and detailed works for advanced students and scholars. The subscription collection also includes support materials for student teachers and professionals working in K-12 and higher education classrooms, covering topics from curriculum building to student behavior and dynamics.

eBook Education Collection offers an abundance of education titles at a substantial savings and offers the Unlimited User model (1BUU). New titles will be added quarterly to ensure the most current eligible content is available and MARC records are included at no additional cost.

EBSCO Vice President of Product Management Ken Breen says eBook Education Collection is geared toward Education Studies programs and libraries looking to provide relevant content for faculty and students at all levels. 'EBSCO's eBook Education Collection offers unique titles from top publishers designed to bring a variety of content related to Education Studies into the library collection. Whether users need introductory text or advanced research materials or professional support, the new subscription collection allows libraries to provide essential content throughout the education discipline."

In addition to thousands of quality titles from top university presses and academic publishers, eBook Education Collection includes content from leading education publishers including McGraw-Hill Education, Sense Publishing, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Science Teachers Association and Stylus Publishing as well as top publishers not found in other education e-book collections including:

  • Stenhouse Publishers
  • Corwin Press
  • International Reading Association
  • Learning Matters
  • Institute of Education Press
  • Classroom Complete Press

A true education collection, eBook Education Collection includes more than 900 titles not found in other EBSCO subscription collections and nearly 2000 titles not available in subscription collections from other e-book providers. eBook Education Collection also include more front list content than any other collection. The collection includes top titles including:

  • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty Harvard University Press, 2013 (Library Journal Starred Review)
  • School Discipline and Safety Sage Publications, 2012 (Highly Recommended in Choice)
  • Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region Ohio University Press, 2013 (Highly Recommended in Choice)
  • The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence: Lessons From a Transformational Leader Corwin Press, 2012
  • Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013

from Gale:

Recognizing the benefit of data analysis for the digital humanities field, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis - the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action - helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research.

"Gale is taking an important, industry-leading step by making content available for researchers in this way," said Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for global product management at Gale. "Data mining coupled with our new curriculum alignment service, in which Gale maps an institution's library resources to specific areas of faculty research and course focus, is helping our academic customers realize even more value for their investment with Gale."

Gale will deliver content upon customer request and in a cost-effective manner for the use of data mining and textual analysis. Content from most Gale Digital Collections, including essential research databases like Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, as well as content from Gale's extensive newspaper archives and other collections will be made available. In addition to content, Gale is offering new textual analysis tools within the digital archives to assist researchers who may not have programming experience or digital humanities programs at their institution. "Term cluster" and "term frequency" tools will sort through the text and index terms from the content, generating visual displays of information to help researchers easily identify relationships between words and phrases.

For more information on the program, please register for Gale's webcast "Data Mining and Text Analytics: Gale at the Forefront of Providing Content Set," scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 3pm EST.

For questions or to speak with a Gale spokesperson, please contact Kristina Massari at kristina.massari@cengage.com. Interested customers may also contact their Gale representative for more information.

EBSCO Introduces Flipster™

from EBSCO:

Continuing its tradition of working with libraries to help patrons find the content they want as quickly and conveniently as possible, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipster, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library.

Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile device. Flipster allows libraries to give their patrons the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. They can also download magazines to their Android device, iPad or iPad mini via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere.

Flipster has many features designed to give readers an easy and fun digital reading experience. They can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Top titles in Flipster include The Atlantic, Car & Driver, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Entertainment Weekly, Ebony, Elle, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Golf Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Jet, Men's Health, Money, Newsweek, People Magazine, Prevention, Popular Mechanics, Rolling Stone, Redbook, Road & Track, Runner's World, Science News, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Southern Living, Time, Woman's Day, US Weekly and many others.

Senior Vice President for Product Management, Michael Laddin says that Flipster is a new way for EBSCO customers to provide content to their end users. "By providing a high quality digital reading experience for library patrons, whether they are at the library or accessing the digital magazines remotely, Flipster offers a unique approach for experiencing content in popular magazines as well as extending library services in an exciting new way. It has been designed especially for library patrons who want to browse the latest issues of popular magazines. Flipster complements EBSCO's full-text databases (e.g., MasterFILE, MAS, Business Source, etc.) which enable patrons to research topics of interest to them."

The addition of Flipster's digital magazines gives libraries that are accustomed to working with EBSCO for subscriptions, databases and e-books, the opportunity to work with a familiar and trusted partner and the benefits that come with EBSCO's long-standing relationships with major publisher partners. Customers who buy both Flipster and databases from EBSCO will receive significant discounts for the combined resources.

For more information on Flipster, go to www.flipster.com.

ProQuest K12 Back-to-School Offer

ProQuest is offering the following K12 resources at a special discount for new subscribers until November 15.

Trials for all resources can be accessed here.

For pricing and questions, please contact ProQuest K12 rep Marilyn Tarshis.

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