ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is pleased to announce that our upcoming title release in summer 2014 will include contributions from two of the original publishers to partner with HEB when the collection first launched in 2002 (as the ACLS History E-Book Project), Oxford University Press and Harvard University Press. As with all titles in the HEB collection, these new offerings, 161 titles in all, represent work vetted and deemed especially valuable for research, reference and course work by preeminent scholars in their fields. The works cover areas from U.S., European and Asian History to Women's Studies, Science & Technology, Music and Literature. HEB greatly looks forward to continuing our collaboration with these two esteemed university presses.

Several publishers new to HEB have also contributed titles for 2014, including the University of Toronto Press, Southern Illinois University Press, Michigan State University Press and Baylor University Press. The list of participating publishers with whom HEB has worked over the years to build its title list has thus grown to 112.

The total number of books to be released this summer is 353; with these new works, the HEB collection will stand at over 4,300 titles.

EBSCOadmin System Maintenance Scheduled for April 26, 2014

from EBSCO:

We are writing to inform you that on Saturday, April 26, 2014, EBSCOadmin will be unavailable while we perform software updates. The service window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM EDT (-04:00 GMT) and you will experience intermittent access to your EBSCOadmin account until the upgrade is complete and full service resumes. We anticipate resuming full service by 2:00 PM EDT (-04:00 GMT).

This EBSCOadmin maintenance window is in preparation for our EBSCOhost software update, currently scheduled for April 30, 2014. Detailed release notes for the EBSCOhost updates will be posted on the EBSCO Support Site (htto:// when the update is complete.

All EBSCOhost databases and interfaces will be available for the duration of the updates. We appreciate your patience, please feel free to contact us if you have questions or need any assistance.

Customer Support
U.S. & Canada: (800) 758-5995
Outside U.S.Canada: (Int'l access code) + 800-3272-6000

For the entire week of National Library Week, April 13 - 19, all of OUP's online products will be completely free for everyone in the US! Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether it is a school, a town/city, the government, a corporation, or a hospital, and we have freed up this unprecedented amount of content to show our appreciation for these libraries.

Simply use these login credentials on any of our online databases. No sign-ups are required!

Username: libraryweek
Password: libraryweek

For additional information, including a full list of the free online products, please visit our National Library Week webpage.

If you have questions or experience any technical difficulties please contact us at

from Gale:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community--who is and isn't using their resources--to better inform strategic planning, collection development, programming and to measure the impact of day-to-day decision making.

"The launch of Analytics On Demand is another example of how Gale is broadening its scope beyond traditional research resources and partnering with libraries to provide not only the tools they need to be successful, but to improve outcomes for their users as well," said Jim Draper, vice president and general manager, Gale. "Libraries work hard to demonstrate their value to budget holders and can more easily justify continued investment with Analytics On Demand."

Analytics On Demand is the only solution available today offering library administrators ongoing access to detailed and customizable reports--providing household-level insights into the key demographics and usage patterns of their local community. Leveraging software from Alteryx, Inc., a leader in data blending and advanced analytics, Analytics On Demand enables libraries to quickly and easily apply external data sources like U.S. Census statistics and MOSAIC consumer segments, to internal data output from their integrated library systems and other platforms, to discover the information needed to better serve existing users, as well as identify new customers. Additionally, reporting is summarized at the household-level, rather than for a specific individual, which ensures the privacy of each library user and their data.

Overall, Analytics On Demand will allow libraries to take a more human-centered approach to planning for and meeting the needs of their communities. For more information on Analytics On Demand or to request a demonstration, please visit or contact Kristina Massari at

E-Resources Spring Trials from Minitex

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Now through the end of April, Minitex is highlighting streaming video, nursing and science databases, and a selection of new products during the Spring 2014 trial period. Try out a new e-resource! Visit the Spring 2014 Electronic Resources Trial web site for e-resource descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

Gale Health & Medicine eBook Collections Webinar
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:00 pm, EST

Roger Strong, Director of Strategic Accounts, Gale will showcase the newly launched twelve Gale Health & Medicine eBook Collections comprised of over 600 titles from industry-leading publishers Harvard Health Publications, John Wiley & Sons, and Elsevier that support a range of topics, including Neuroscience, Diseases & Conditions, Imaging & Radiology, Sports Medicine, and more. Roger will highlight award-winning titles in these areas, discuss their relevance in supporting teaching and learning, as well as options for building a library's reference and monograph collection from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Sign up:

OCLC WorldCat Discovery is now available

OCLC has launched WorldCat Discovery Services, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than 650 FirstSearch beta test libraries around the world.

WorldCat Discovery Services comprise the new suite of cloud-based applications that brings the FirstSearch and WorldCat Local services together. The new suite enables staff and users to discover more than 1.5 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world through a single search of both WorldCat and a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections. The new interface has been built using responsive web design principles and is natively optimized for use across desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Your library patrons use databases from the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) all the time, but only every few years do the libraries of Minnesota, North Dakota, and south Dakota have the opportunity to review continuing and new possibilities for ELM's contents. That time is right now!

Vendors have submitted the possibilities listed here. Now we need your help. Between now and April 2, take a look at the trials and use the feedback form for each vendor section to let us know what you think. The MEIR Task Force will consider your feedback during the evaluation process on April 7-9, 2014.

Thank you for contribution to this important process!

OUP's fiscal year ends March 31, 2104 and they are offering special pricing on select perpetual access products (offer valid until March 28, 2014)

For questions or to place an order, please contact OUP rep Emily Scott.


Oxford Reference Library, a part of Oxford Reference, is a collection that offers in-depth research of terms, concepts, and people from specialist award-winning titles including the Oxford Companions and multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedias, as well as selected scholarly titles from other publishers. Libraries may select the individual titles that best enhance their collections.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford Reference Library titles from 2013 and 2014, and 40% on titles from prior to 2013

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, with thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Benezit is also unique in its superb coverage of obscure artists and inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps. The digital edition provides art researchers with instant access to this unparalleled resource, as well as the ability to cross-search it with Grove Art Online and other essential Oxford art titles.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Oxford Islamic Studies Online is an authoritative, dynamic resource that brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Containing chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, timelines, and lesson plans, and regularly updated with new content, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online is a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history, integrating authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible. Easy to search and navigate, this site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary that can be viewed in a convenient side-by-side display. Oxford Biblical Studies Online is valuable for anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford Biblical Studies Online

The Oxford History of Western Music is an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin. The full text is available in an interactive digital format, with access to editorially selected links to relevant articles for subscribers to Grove Music Online. Brilliant observations, memorable musical analyses, and a panoramic sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music make this resource essential reading for anyone interested in this rich and diverse tradition.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford History of Western Music

EBL Unveils the New LibCentral

from ProQuest

EBL, a ProQuest business, has reinvented LibCentral, its administrative and acquisitions module, enabling libraries to tailor their ebook experience to fit their needs and the unique needs of their users. The new LibCentral helps libraries streamline workflows, making discovery, selection, acquisition, and management of ebooks simple. With sophisticated tools, it provides the library granular access and permission settings along with insight into overall collection and Demand-driven Acquisition usage. Created through collaboration with customers, LibCentral is a substantial step in the integration of ProQuest's ebook businesses, EBL and ebrary, and will become the base of the combined ebook platform.

Take the next step!

Transform your ebook acquisition and management workflows with EBL's all-new LibCentral. Contact us for more information or to request a demo.

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