June 2008 Archives

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 17 June 2008—Database producers H.W. Wilson and MLA have agreed to make article-level records available in WorldCat.org, increasing visibility and access to authoritative content licensed by libraries on the Web.

MLA and H.W. Wilson will permit a portion of their content to be indexed in WorldCat.org, the Web destination that allows information seekers to find what they need from a single source, online through OCLC’s cooperative organization of libraries.

The deadline for participating in the MINITEX NetLIbrary West Region Shared Collections (Academic, Community College, Ready Reference) is coming up soon-- Monday, June 23.

If you would like to purchase one or more of these collections, please place your order before June 23.

NetLibrary Shared eBook collections are available for ordering: Academic, Community College, and Reference. See the MINITEX NetLibrary webpage for the initial title lists. Email CPERS if you have questions or would like an order form.

The collections are available at a reduced cost through a special regional offer until June 23, 2008. Participation is a one-time cost for ongoing access to this content.

  • Ready Reference
    Answers the most frequently asked questions in libraries of all types. Core reference titles include encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases and handbooks. Featured publishers: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Greenwood Publishing Group, McGraw-Hill Professional and Oxford University Press.

    FTE CountUnder 2K2K to 4K4K to 8K8K to 16K Over 16K
    $3,500$3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500

    *Price is reduced to $2500 for libraries that sign-up for either the Community College or Academic collections below. For all collections, Public Library FTE = 5% of population served
  • Community College
    Includes titles for general education community college and vocational programs. Topics include nursing/health, design/drafting, culinary arts, education, criminal justice, industrial arts and more. Featured publishers: University Press, A & C Black Publishers Limited, F.A. Davis Company, Greenwood Publishing Group, McGraw-Hill Professional, Oxford University Press and Taylor & Francis.

    FTE CountUnder 2K2K to 4K4K to 8K8K to 16K Over 16K

  • Academic
    Includes subject-specific reference titles in key areas of interest to four-year institutions. Titles are relevant for both general education and upper division academic coursework in all subject areas. Featured publishers: Cambridge University Press, World Bank, National Academies Press, McGraw-Hill Professional and Oxford University Press.

    FTE Count Under 2K 2K to 4K 4K to 8K 8K to 16K Over 16K
    $3,000 $4,500 $6,000 $9,000 $12,000

Save $1,000 when you purchase the Ready Reference collection with either of the other two collections!

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online has new content and new functionality:

The wait is over! Russian and Chinese are both now available as a part of your Oxford Language Dictionaries Online subscription, meaning that you now have access to over 4 million words, translations and phrases as part of this outstanding service. Learners of Russian and Chinese can now take advantage of a full suite of learning support materials and OLDO’s acclaimed functionality – including the virtual keyboard, mouse-over pronunciations, and more!

Oxford is also delighted to announce the launch of native speaker audio pronunciation, allowing users to hear how words actually sound with correct stress and intonation. Pronunciation is available for headwords in every language (available for French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, British English, American English and Mexican Spanish), including Chinese and Russian. To access the pronunciations simply click on the loudspeaker icon next to the appropriate word on the entry page. (Click here for an example.) If you are having trouble hearing the audio files, please consult Help to ensure that your browser is configured correctly.

SAGE Purchases CQ Press

Effective May 30, 2008 SAGE has acquired CQ Press, the book publishing unit of Washington, DC-based Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

OCLC FirstSearch Pay-Per-Search Price Increase

Effective July 1, 2008, the price for OCLC FirstSearch Pay-Per-Search searches will increase to $1.05 (current pricing is $1.00 per search).

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