October 2008 Archives

Wolters Kluwer Health Acquires UpToDate

news from Wolters Kluwer (OVID):

On October 22, Wolters Kluwer Health announced that it completed its acquisition of UpToDate, Inc. This acquisition strengthens Wolters Kluwer Health's portfolio in the growing point-of-care and electronic medical record (EMR) markets by expanding its combined product and services offerings.

UpToDate, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with approximately 250 employees, specializes in physician-driven, clinical information products designed to improve healthcare at the point of care and integrate smoothly into a range of other EMR products.

Wolters Kluwer Health and UpToDate have a common history of successfully developing quality content and electronic platforms for use by clinicians as essential tools in their everyday work. We also share a common view of and are excited about ongoing technological changes in the healthcare industry and resulting opportunities to enhance our clinical information and point-of-care decision support offerings for the benefit of our customers.

We are more excited than ever about our potential for significantly helping our customers make their daily healthcare decisions at key stages of their workflow by providing timely and relevant clinical information. We look forward to continuing to realize our vision and earn your confidence and trust through serving as your Professional’s First Choice.

OCLC WorldCat Link Manager--Web Info Sessions

from OCLC:

Are you looking for a better way to connect information seekers to your library’s resources? OCLC’s WorldCat Link Manager can help. WorldCat Link Manager is an OpenURL service that allows users to link from online article citations to full-text versions of articles. Join us to see a demonstration of the service and learn how it can help your library more effectively make your resources accessible to the people who need them.

WorldCat Link Manager is open, interoperable linkserver software that OCLC provides as a fully supported, hosted service. When your library users click a journal citation in your catalog or in your electronic databases, they are taken directly to the full content of the article in your collection. The service is a proven solution for libraries that don’t want the hassles of running their own link server operation.

Register for a web session:

Thursday, November 13 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register

Tuesday, November 18 2:00-3:00 PM ET Register

Wednesday, December 10 1:00-2:00 PM ET Register

Additional information about WorldCat Link Manager

To talk to an OCLC consultant, please call 1-800-898-6252, or e-mail: moreym@oclc.org.

Fall 2008 Trials

Now through November 28, MINITEX is highlighting the following vendors/products during the Fall 2008 trial period:

* Alexander Street Press (new products)

* BioOne (upcoming January group renewal)

* CQ Press (new product)

* EBSCO (new products, upcoming January group renewal)

* ProQuest (new products, upcoming January group renewal)

See CPERS 2008 Fall Trials for links to the trials and more information.

BioOne Announces 2009 Collections

from the BioOne listserv:

BioOne (www.bioone.org) is pleased to welcome 12 new titles and their respective not-for-profit publishers to the 2009 BioOne Collections. Nine ISI-ranked titles from around the world, including Malacologia, published by the Institute of Malacology, will join the BioOne.2 collection, now in its third year.

Tree-Ring Research, the esteemed journal of the Tree-Ring Society, will complement the BioOne.1 collection in 2009, and two titles, including Marine & Coastal Fisheries, published by the American Fisheries Society, will join the BioOne Open Access collection.

Due to these additions, BioOne is now home to 149 total publications, 99 of which (66%) are ISI-ranked. Furthermore, 60 of BioOne's titles (40%) have their current content available online exclusively through BioOne. All new and existing titles will debut on January 6, 2009 on BioOne's new Atypon-powered platform, serviced by Allen Press. The new BioOne web site will provide our publishing partners with a sophisticated, highly-branded web presence and end users with a dynamic, powerful interface.

New ProQuest Website

from the ProQuest listserv on 10/10/08:

This weekend, ProQuest will launch a newly enhanced website designed to provide a first-class user experience for librarians and researchers. Beyond offering a fresh new look, it will provide you with new ways to search and browse product information and access products, as well as the new 24/7 ProQuest Support Center. In brief, the new ProQuest.com offers more reasons you'll want to "Start here."

The dynamic site improvements include:

  • New, simplified site organization, enhancing discovery of the full range of ProQuest products and services. Access information you need to make the most of your ProQuest products or learn more about new ones. Now includes information about leading CSA research tools such as CSA Sociological Abstracts, CSA Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database, and CSA Technology Research Database as well as award-winning products from ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, UMI Dissertations and Microform, HeritageQuest, eLibrary, and SIRS product lines.

  • Robust new site search, for more paths to information and the power to quickly identify the right solutions for your needs. You can also conduct a more refined search by subject, your library type, or product name. Or filter search results by key criteria to get right to the content you want.

  • Direct links page that simplifies access to ProQuest products. A new "Begin your research" button reveals this page that will help direct researchers to your information resources and make it easier to access leading solutions such as ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, British Periodicals, PAIS International, HeritageQuest Online, and eLibrary.

  • New ProQuest Support Center, for a wealth of self-serve content and capabilities. In addition to seamless searching and browsing of our support library, it offers FAQs for quick answers to common questions, a Problem Solver decision tree for step-by-step diagnoses and fixes, and easy access to our technical support contacts for more complex issues.

OCLC is now offering three new West Region eBook Collections for 2009 (collections shared with four other library networks—OCLC Western, ILLINET, WiLS, and BCR): Academic, Community College, and Reference.

Pricing for the Academic and Community College collections are based on FTE or population served. Reference is a fixed price, $3,500; but, when purchased along with the Academic or Community College collection, the Reference Collection is only $2,500.

See the MINITEX NetLibrary Available Titles page for the initial title lists.

Final orders must be placed by January 30, 2009; you must place your order by December 31, 2008, to receive reduced pricing.

To place an order, please complete and fax the West Region Shared Collection Order Form to 612-625-3569. Email Rita Baladad at MINITEX for pricing.

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