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.

Britannica Online Academic Edition Is Moving...

from Britannica:

Starting October 23, 2014, Britannica Online Academic Edition will be transitioning to a new URL, academic.eb.com. Customers with existing links to search.eb.com will be automatically redirected to this URL on this date. Those customers linking to britannica.com will need to make sure they change those links to academic.eb.com to avoid any issues with access. Any customer on Britannica.com (accessing via IP, cookie, or referring URL) will be alerted that they have access to the academic.eb.com address. Please make sure to advise your institution's remote users of the change in address. Should your institution use a proxy server, suggested proxy settings are included.

Suggested proxy settings:

  • NeverProxy media.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy cache-media.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-1.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-2.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-3.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy atlas.eb.com
  • T Britannica - Academic
  • U http://academic.eb.com
  • D eb.com
  • H www.academic.eb.com
  • H search.eb.com
  • H www.search.eb.com
  • T Britannica - Consumer
  • U http://britannica.com
  • D britannica.com
  • H www.britannica.com

Should you have any questions regarding access or your Britannica subscription, please contact your edsupport@eb.com or your Britannica Representative.

CQ Press trials

CQ Press (Sage Publishing) is currently offering end-of-year special pricing on the following resources (for new subscribers):

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher is an award-winning online and print subscription news weekly providing authoritative and accessible content and analysis on newsworthy social and political issues. Published 44 times a year, each single-topic, 13,000-word CQ Researcher report is an original work, researched and reported by a seasoned journalist and professionally fact-checked. Reports cover topics in public policy, law and civil liberties, international affairs, economics, health, education, the environment, and technology

State Stats
State Stats features data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and backed by a rich collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest, State Stats uniquely allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Ongoing updates to State Stats throughout the year ensure that users have the most current data available.

US Political Stats
U.S. Political Stats is an easy-to-use data visualization and research tool designed to provide data on Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency. Draw unique insights and comparisons between interest group scores and election returns, floor votes and demographics, and more. Analyze, compare, and export data in maps, tables, line graphs, bar charts, and pie charts.

Trials can be access here. Username and password is minitex / minitex .

For more information, please contact CQ Press rep Paul Houghtaling

from MUSE:

Interested in what topics are trending on MUSE? Curious as to whether your journal article or book appears on the list of content downloaded most often by MUSE users? Now you can find that information on the new Frequently Downloaded Content feature just launched on Project MUSE. The new feature lists journal articles and books downloaded most often by MUSE users around the world.

The Frequently Downloaded Content lists the top 10 items downloaded most often in a given month organized into several categories including frequency by research area, by journal, by publisher, and combined book and journal content overall.

Faculty and students can see the topics other MUSE users are reading and researching. Authors will be interested in tracking the frequency with which their published articles or books appear on the list (information that may be of particular value to your faculty and graduate students). Journal and book publishers will now have a general scan of what MUSE users are reading.

Access the link for Frequently Downloaded Content from the MUSE home page or bookmark the page directly, http://muse.jhu.edu/frequently_downloaded.

New Promotional Item: Subject Brochures

Designed with faculty and graduate students in mind, the brochures highlight new and key content in major subject areas in MUSE. Each brochure features distinguished journals in that subject, new journals joining MUSE, and a selection of new MUSE/UPCC books in that subject. The five subject brochures offered initially are:

  • Film, Theater and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Social Sciences

The brochures may be helpful with outreach to faculty and graduate students by creating awareness of the depth of content available in MUSE journal and book collections. Order a supply of each subject using the request form found on http://muse.jhu.edu/about/librarians/promotional_material.html. We welcome your ideas for other subjects to include!

COUNTER 4 Compliant Usage Statistics

MUSE statistics are now compliant with Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. MUSE has been providing COUNTER 4 statistics since January; however, after the successful completion of an audit, MUSE statistics are now officially compliant with Release 4 of COUNTER. Download your MUSE usage statistics at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/stats.html. As a convenience to libraries, MUSE will continue to provide statistics in COUNTER 3 format through the end of this year.

If you have any questions, please contact MUSE Customer Support at muse@press.jhu.edu for assistance.

McGraw-Hill Offers eBook Library

from McGraw-Hill:

Is your library interested in expanding its collection at a low cost and without adding any shelf space? If this sounds like a great plan, take a look at the McGraw-Hill eBook Library.

The McGraw-Hill eBook Library has approximately 1,050 titles available in pre-assembled collections including Business, Computing, Language, Medical, Student Study Aids and USMLE. Titles are also offered on a Perpetual Access basis. Library users have access to McGraw-Hill content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. Searching is easy. Users can create their own accounts; add notes, bookmarks and highlights, and print parts of the book for their personal use. High quality MARC records are provided as well as metadata to all of the major Discovery Services.

Monitoring usage is possible with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current. Additionally, if you have the Adobe digital content server, you can select a cluster or collection that you are interested in and we will simply deliver the digital files directly to you. We are offering special end of year discounts on all McGraw-Hill E-Book Library purchases!

For more information, contact Anne Hatinen.

New Video Series Added to Ambrose Digital

from Ambrose:

Great Poets of The World is now available for purchase to stream from www.ambrosedigital.com! Showcasing the lives and works of over 50 of the greatest poets from around the world, this eight part series takes you on a literary journey into the depths of the human soul.

Titles in Series include:

  • The Poetry of Shakespeare
  • Spanish-language Poets
  • Poets of the European Continent
  • English-language Poets: 8th Century A.D.-1830
  • English-language Poets: 1831-1894
  • English-language Poets: 1895-1922
  • English-language Poets: 1923-Present
  • Poets of the Middle East and Asia

Each current 2014 subscription includes all new releases until the subscription ends. We'll notify you each time new releases are added.

Coming Soon:

  • Arctic's Changing Climate and Economics
  • Fracking: America's Economic and Energy Revolution

from EBSCO:

An agreement between Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (a division of the American Library Association) and EBSCO Information Services will highlight the EBSCO eBooks that have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. This agreement will allow librarians to easily identify and acquire the titles that have been designated as excellent in presentation and scholarship, bringing exceptional support to the research of their students and faculty and increasing the value of their overall library collection.

Founded in 1964, Choice has been the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education for over 50 years. Each year, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice for the previous year. The selective list enjoys the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community and represents approximately 10 percent of the works reviewed in Choice each year.

EBSCO eBooks offers more than 600,000 e-books and audiobooks and EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Accessing the EBSCOhost® platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user's experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections. Visit: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks for more information.

Emerald Website Migration -- Support & Resources

from Emerald:

Further to the successful migration of Emerald's research platform to Atypon's Literatum on 16 August 2014, please find enclosed some useful links to guide you through the transition.

Visit Emerald's Support Resources, where you can access dedicated training, tutorials and quick guides to assst you in familiarizing yourself with the enhanced platform. Full information regarding the changes to Emerald's research platform is also available in the Frequently Asked Questions section. If you require further support, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated support team on support@emeraldinsight.com.

We are also keen to hear your thoughts on the new platform, therefore please share your comments on our dedicated feedback page.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBooks™ Subject Sets, which increases the total number of subject sets to more than 200. The subject sets are offered to libraries in convenient collections grouped by subject matter.

Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title overlap from year to year, so you never need to worry about duplication.

New subject sets include:

  • Diseases & Conditions
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Doody's Core Titles Essential Purchases
  • Dentistry & Oral Science
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Technology
  • Self Help
  • Poetry
  • American History
  • Biography
  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Urban Studies

EBSCO eBooks offers over 600,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Accessing the EBSCOhost platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user's experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on or add to e-book and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective.

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