from Alexander Street Press

Classical Scores Library Volume III is now complete.

The third volume of Alexander Street's Classical Scores Library series brings together 400,000 additional pages of 100% in-copyright editions from composers worldwide.

The collection provides editions from major publishers like Chester Music, Novello & Company, Faber Music, Wilhelm Hansen, Donemus, and others. It provides expanded coverage of great choral works and instrumental scores for brass, woodwind, and other instrument groups.

Volume III features modern editions of works by Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Byrd, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Purcell, as well as classic works by Elgar, De Falla, Franck, Holst, Joubert, Maxwell-Davies, Musgrave, Saariaho, Sallinen, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, and many more.

Classical Scores Library is the largest and most comprehensive online scores database in the world to support teaching and research in classical music. This multi-volume resource provides online access to more than one million pages of classical scores on one optimized, easy-to-use interface.

Find a bibliography for Volume III here (excel file).

For a trial, please contact Susan Buczkowski.

from ALA:

Academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society. No longer just places for books, libraries of all types are viewed as anchors, centers for academic life and research and cherished spaces. This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association's 2015 State of America's Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 12- 18, 2015.

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Press release: New State of America's Libraries Report finds shift in role of U.S. libraries

2015 State of America's Libraries Report (PDF)

Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine

Accessible text-only version (PDF)

Spring 2015 Electronic Resources Trials

Take a look at the eresources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through May 8, 2015.

Electronic resources are grouped by vendor:

Alexander Street Press
EBSCO
Facts on File
Films Media Group
Newsbank Readex

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

BrowZine Integration with EndNote is Now Available

Announcing the launch of BrowZine integration with EndNote, the leading bibliographic management service from Thomson Reuters. This service is now available for all BrowZine iOS users, with Android support to follow soon.

From the PDF view in BrowZine, EndNote now appears as a Bibliographic Management export option. With a single tap, users may export citation and PDF data directly from BrowZine to their EndNote libraries.

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Since the release of BrowZine, integration with EndNote has been one of the most requested features. We are pleased to provide this enhancement to our rapidly growing community of BrowZine users!

Explora Is Now Available

from EBSCO:

Reach new heights with Explora, an engaging new interface from EBSCO. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

A dedicated search interface for all of your library's EBSCO databases, Explora offers a variety of benefits that will help students of all ages and their instructors achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

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We encourage you to get started with Explora today. Account administrators can activate the new interface by logging into EBSCOadmin. For instructions, click here.

You can also visit our Explora migration support page at http://support.ebsco.com/explora for additional information, promotional materials, and links to online training sessions.

Please note that you do not have to take any action at this time. You can continue to use the existing school interfaces - Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center - until they are discontinued on June 30, 2015. We will be in touch soon with additional information about the migration process.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Migration

from Oxford University Press:

As communicated in previous messages, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online has migrated to its new home at OxfordDictionaries.com. As part of the migration process both the old and new sites have been running alongside each other to help smoothly transition users.

From April 1st 2015 the previous site at oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com will be switched off and will automatically redirect to Oxford Dictionaries.

To ensure that access continues for your institution please see our FAQ which provides further information on any changes you or your library administrator may need to make.

from ProQuest

Full text indexing of ProQuest journals in Google Scholar will enable seamless access to content

ANN ARBOR, MI, March 24, 2015 - ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest.

"At ProQuest, we design our solutions for ease of access for our end-users and customers. That often means teaming with other providers of research tools to make our solutions more valuable and compatible," said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. "Our relationship with Google is the latest example of actions we're taking to make it simple for researchers to access content in their libraries no matter where they start their research."

Read the full press release.

Read more about what's behind ProQuest's teamwork with Google here: http://bit.ly/PQandGS.

EBSCO Launches Orbit

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Orbit , the online catalog of apps to enhance the EBSCO Discovery Service experience is here. With nearly 100 apps to choose from, libraries are able to browse and request apps which can be managed with our Cloud Services or do-it-yourself installation.

EBSCO Orbit allows you to add apps to EBSCO Discovery Service, including:

  • LibGuides: Recommended Research Guides
  • Credo Reference Search
  • Book Carousel
  • Slideshare
  • Ask-A-Librarian
  • WorldCat
  • And countless more

Start browsing at http://orbit.ebsco.com/apps

Want to learn more?

Register for the webinar Introducing Discovery Apps on April 9th at 1pm EDT (-4:00 GMT). During this 1-hour session, Ron Burns, EBSCO's VP of Global Software Service, will discuss how Orbit can help improve the discovery experience.

Sign up for the Introducing Discovery Apps webinar.

from AWE:

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar.

Click here to sign up.

For further information, contact AWE rep Jeremy Link, 810-834-7286.

Legal referral resource for every Minnesota county

from the Minnesota State Law Library:

Do you ever get questions from patrons about where they can get legal help? The State Law Library has put together legal referral sheets for every county in Minnesota. These can be a great resource for librarians and patrons! Check out http://mn.gov/lawlib/factsheets.html

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