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

Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Central Time)

When a vendor hands you an electronic resources agreement, do you blithely sign the license without reading it, relying on the vendor's assurances that all oral promises are included? Or, if you do slog through the multiple pages of fine print, do you know what you are reading? What are the implications for interlibrary loan, patron usage, reserves, coursepacks, or long-term access? The presenter, CLIC Executive Director Ruth Dukelow, is an attorney and a librarian with many years of experience reviewing electronic resources licenses for libraries. In this session, she will cover the major provisions and pitfalls to look for when negotiating an electronic resources license.

Presenter:
Ruth Dukelow is the executive director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, better known as CLIC. CLIC is a consortium of seven private college and university libraries in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Ruth is both an attorney and a librarian, with experience reviewing electronic licenses for libraries and working with library copyright issues.

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; sessions start this Friday.

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

Improvements Coming for CQ Press and SAGE Usage Reports

from Sage Publishing

We're pleased to announce some upcoming changes to Secure Center, the administrative interface where you collect COUNTER usage reports for some of your CQ Press and SAGE products.

On March 9, 2015, we will release improvements to:

  • Enhance site design - new look and feel!
  • Retire COUNTER 3 reports - we encourage you to capture any data needed in these formats by March 6, 2015.

The following products are impacted by these changes:

  • CQ Researcher

  • CQ Almanac

  • CQ Weekly

  • US Political Stats

  • SAGE Stats - including Local Stats and State Stats

  • Congress Collection

  • Encyclopedia of American Government

  • Political Handbook of the World

  • Politics in America

  • Public Affairs Collection

  • Supreme Court Collection

  • Supreme Court Yearbook

  • Voting and Elections Collection

Usage data for older products will continue to be available for reporting in COUNTER 4 formats.

We will notify you again when these Secure Center enhancements are live. Please contact us at librarymktg@sagepub.com if you have any questions.

Browzine Update Webinars

from Third Iron:

2015 is going to be the most exciting year for BrowZine users yet and you're invited to learn more! Please join company founders CEO Kendall Bartsch and President John Seguin for a sixty minute preview of the enhancements to BrowZine planned for this year, including:

  • Expanded journal coverage
  • ILL integration
  • New bibliographic management support
  • ...and BrowZine for the web!

Multiple webinar times are available:

  • March 3, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • March 4, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • March 5, 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • March 6, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

All times are Central Standard Time. Click here to register for the time convenient for your schedule. We look forward to you joining us!

from Oxford University Press

We're pleased to announce that Oxford Language Dictionaries Online migrated from its former home to join our premium English and Arabic modules at OxfordDictionaries.com, creating a single destination for users to explore the language of today.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online will continue to run alongside the new site until April 1st, 2015 at which point users will be automatically redirected to the new site.

You can explore the new site at www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/oldo.

Please note that you may experience intermittent access during the migration process, if this persists then please contact us at online@oup.com.

We have put together an FAQ to provide further details and we will be in touch again prior to the switch off date.

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