May 2010 Archives

Final Week for Films Media Group Trial

There's only a few days left for the Films Media Group streaming video Films on Demand trial. The trial lasts until May 31, 2010: Username: minitex1 / Password: minitex

Mintex is able to offer subscriptions at a 10% discount.

Films on Demand subscriptions are available in two general collections: Master Academic Collection or Career Technical Master Education and eight specific subject collections:

    Humanities & Social Sciences
    Business & Economics
    Science & Mathematics Collection
    Health & Medicine Collection
    Careers & Job Search
    Family & Consumer Science
    Guidance & Counseling
    Technical Education

Master Academic Collection
The Master Academic collection offers 5,600 full-length, curriculum-focused, streaming videos grouped into prearranged subject-specific categories: Humanities & Social Sciences; Business & Economics; Science & Mathematics; and Health & Medicine.

Career and Technical Education Master Collection
The Career and Technical Education collection offers 1,200 full-length streaming videos grouped into pre-arranged subjects: Technical Education, Careers & Job Search, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Guidance & Counseling.

All subscriptions are unlimited users and can be viewed on or off-site.
View a full list of titles in each collection.

View an FAQ about Films Media Group streaming video, Films on Demand.

Should you have questions or, after trying out the resource, have comments, please contact CPERS.

Project MUSE News: Bonus Titles Added for 2010

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 14 additional titles will be joining the MUSE journal collections for 2010. These bonus titles are provided at no additional cost, and subscribers may expect to see the new journal content appearing soon online.

When planning for 2010 additions, MUSE took a very conservative approach to adding titles to the collections in recognition of tightening library budgets. However, thanks to the tremendous support of libraries and in continuance of our mission to support not-for-profit publishers, we are able to bring in more content this year at no additional cost.

The 14 new titles include new journals from longtime MUSE publishers Penn State University Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of Illinois Press, and University of Toronto Press, among others. Three new publishers are joining MUSE, and one title, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, is returning to MUSE following a change in publisher a few years ago. Back volumes will be added to close gaps in coverage with previous issues of the journal in MUSE.

All of the fourteen additional titles will be available to MUSE Premium Collection subscribers. Southwestern Historical Quarterly will also be available in the Standard Collection, and New Labor Forum will be included in the Social Sciences Collection.

from Gale:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of AccessMyLibrary School Edition, a mobile application for the iPhone - making access to school libraries just a click away.

In December 2009, Gale launched its first iPhone application, helping iPhone users find their local public library. The new K-12 version allows students to find their local school library - (grade schools, middle schools and high schools) and access the vast array of Gale resources the school library has purchased on their behalf. Students can use the application to locate their school and then will be required to authenticate for the school year, using a password provided by the school.

"With this new AccessMyLibrary iPhone application, the school library is available anytime remotely, helping to make library resources even more easily accessible," said John Barnes, Gale's executive vice president of strategic marketing and business development. "This application is making research accessible to students in the way they prefer to learn, taking advantage of the latest technology. Students are able to access their school's Gale databases in order to finish homework, work on a project or do research."

Using vetted sources including magazines, journals and newspapers, students can research a variety of topics including:

  • Environment - unearth facts on conservation and sustainability
  • Biographies - discover the stories of remarkable people of yesterday and today
  • Career choices - uncover interesting career paths and industries
  • Literature - read commentary, criticism and context on literary works and their authors
  • Science - find current, credible research and experiments that allow for first-hand experience
  • History - explore past events and their impact in shaping the world of today

The AML School Edition app can be downloaded at the iTunes store today. The iPhone application is free, and the content is paid for by the school that is accessed. Also available at the iTunes store, is the AML public library application.

Gale and De Gruyter Enter into Distribution Agreement

from Gale:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, have entered into an agreement allowing Gale to distribute De Gruyter periodicals through a number of its academic resources.

"With a 260-year history in publishing, De Gruyter is highly regarded as an international publisher and we are happy to include selected De Gruyter periodicals in our electronic databases, primarily Academic One File, Health Reference Center Academic, Literature Resource Center, Psychology Collection, and Communications and Mass Media," said Ken Breen, Gale's vice president of business development. "The newly added titles reflect the subject areas our customers have expressed interest in, providing users an even broader selection when using Gale's academic resources."

Titles included are academic periodicals in the areas of medicine, religion, sociology and archaeology, plus heavy coverage of linguistics. Of the 37 periodicals included in this agreement, 35 are peer reviewed.

"By adding these titles to Gale databases, we are providing librarians, students and researchers greater access to our content," said Sven Fund, CEO of De Gruyter. "Our goal is to make sure our customers have easy access to the materials that meet their resource needs."

Database Marketplace 2010: Feast and Famine

A LibraryJournal.com article with the above title gives a nice summary of recent developments in the database market, including a handy table listing database firms, their primary markets, content type, subjects, and new and notable products.

Films Media Group Streaming Video Trial: Three More Weeks

Minitex is now offering Films Media Group streaming video, Films on Demand. Try out these streaming video resources through May 31, 2010: Username: minitex1 / Password: minitex

Films on Demand subscriptions are available in two general collections: Master Academic Collection or Career Technical Master Education and eight specific subject collections:

    Humanities & Social Sciences
    Business & Economics
    Science & Mathematics Collection
    Health & Medicine Collection
    Careers & Job Search
    Family & Consumer Science
    Guidance & Counseling
    Technical Education

Master Academic Collection
The Master Academic collection offers 5,600 full-length, curriculum-focused, streaming videos grouped into prearranged subject-specific categories: Humanities & Social Sciences; Business & Economics; Science & Mathematics; and Health & Medicine.

Career and Technical Education Master Collection
The Career and Technical Education collection offers 1,200 full-length streaming videos grouped into pre-arranged subjects: Technical Education, Careers & Job Search, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Guidance & Counseling.

All subscriptions are unlimited users and can be viewed on or off-site.
View a full list of titles in each collection.

View an FAQ about Films Media Group streaming video, Films on Demand.

Pricing depends on how many libraries sign up by May 31, 2010. The more libraries that sign up, the better the discount.

Should you have questions or, after trying out the resource, have comments, please contact CPERS.

H.W. Wilson's Essay & General Literature Retrospective, Short Story Index Retrospective, and Book Review Digest Retrospective databases now feature links to the full text of public-domain books and other materials available through the HathiTrust digital library.

Records in Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982, Wilson's acclaimed index of book reviews back to the 19th century, now feature some 3,700 links to full-text books on HathiTrust. Essay & General Literature Retrospective: 1900-1984, an index of tens of thousands of essays from collections and anthologies back to the 19th century, now features more than 3,320 links to books on HathiTrust. Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915-1983, an index of more than 150,000 works of short fiction published from the 1830s to the 1980s, now features more than 1,330 links to books on HathiTrust. The number of links will grow as HathiTrust adds new public-domain content.

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Referencia Latina™

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new resource for its Spanish-speaking users. Referencia Latina™ is the definitive general reference resource for the rapidly growing native Spanish-speaking population in the United States covering issues in Latin America and Spain, as well as US and Global affairs.

Designed to assist native Spanish-speaking users with their general research needs, Referencia Latina includes a 49,000 entry Spanish-language encyclopedia, 2,500 evidence-based, graphical health reports as well as 50,000 images most with Spanish-language captions. Referencia Latina also contains a Spanish-English dictionary, an atlas consisting of more than 330 Spanish-language maps, over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines.

With Referencia Latina public libraries are also able to provide their Spanish-speaking patrons with the most current articles from a dozen prominent newspapers from 10 Latin American countries such as: Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina and Costa Rica.

Referencia Latina provides users with a unique Spanish-language interface making content readily accessible for non-English speakers with limited online research experience. As the non-English speaking population continues to grow in public libraries, EBSCO is dedicated to expanding its ethnic and multicultural coverage.

H.W. Wilson New Subscription Promotions

H.W. Wilson has pricing promotions for new, single-site subscriptions. The promotions are valid through August 1, 2010.

  • Wilson Retrospective Databases Promotion
    • 15% off the retro one-off for retro (except Essay and Short Story)
    • 10% off Essay and Short Story Retro
  • Core Collection (formerly Standard Catalogs)
    • Core Collections 3 Pack (Includes: Children's, Middle/Jr. HS & Sr. HS) - 15% discount
    • Core Collections 5 Pack (Includes: Children's, Middle/Jr. HS, Sr. HS, Public Lib: Fiction & Public Lib: Non Fiction) -- 15% discount
    • Customer licensing the 3 Pack or 5 Pack can license Graphic Novels Core Collection and/or Non-book Materials Core Collection for $95 at site license
  • Art Suite Promotion for Four-Year Colleges and Special Libraries
    • Art Full Text: 1 user price = 20% off list price; above 2-4 user price = 30% off list price
    • Avery: 20% off list for site license
    • AMIG and CIG -- Site License for package of the two: $2,472 for < 12,001 FTE; $3,708 for > 12,000 FTE
    • Art Retrospective: 15% off list
  • Art Suite Promotion for Two-Year Colleges
    • Art Full Text: 1 user price = 20% off list price; above 2-4 user price = 30% off list price
    • Avery: 20% off list for site license
    • AMIG and CIG -- Site License for package of the two: $1,956 for < 12,001 FTE; $2,445 for > 12,000 FTE
    • Art Retrospective Promotion:15% off list

It's the final day for Minitex Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trials.

For this trial period, we're featuring eBooks, Nursing content, streaming video, and K-12 e-resources.

Visit the Spring 2010 Electronic Resources Trial web site for product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

Don't delay; trials will be over at the end of the day.

OCLC plans to discontinue access to the NetLibrary database on WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local "quick start" on May 30. This database of NetLibrary metadata was released in July 2009 to facilitate discovery of NetLibrary eBooks and eAudiobooks through WorldCat.org-based services. Discontinuation of the discrete NetLibrary database is a result of the March 2010 acquisition of NetLibrary by EBSCO Publishing.

OCLC will continue to enable discovery of eBook resources in libraries through the following databases:

  • WorldCat - All eBooks cataloged in WorldCat by OCLC member libraries are visible to searchers on WorldCat.org and FirstSearch.

  • Electronic Books - This subset of more than 3.3 million eBook records in WorldCat helps users more quickly find eBook resources libraries have added to WorldCat because it includes only eBook records. You may configure access to this database through WorldCat.org, WorldCat Local and WorldCat Local "quick start" through your library's profile in the Service Configuration module.

Libraries that have configured access to the NetLibrary database may discontinue this access before May 30 by modifying their profiles in the Service Configuration module. If they do not modify their profiles in the Service Configuration before May 30, the NetLibrary database will automatically disappear from the database selection options users see in the advanced search screen. Library staffs who need assistance with configuration changes should contact OCLC Customer Support support@oclc.org, 1-800-848-5800 (US) or 614-793-8682.

OCLC has identified the libraries that have enabled access to the NetLibrary database and is contacting them directly about the upcoming change.

ABC-CLIO History Databases Special Offer

from ABC-CLIO:

Purchase ABC-CLIO History Databases and get Greenwood Databases FREE*

You'll receive 30 FREE ebooks from the ABC-CLIO eBook Collection when you take advantage of this offer! View eBook list here.

Click here to sign up for your 60-day FREE preview for any of the databases.

This special offer expires July 31, 2010. Offer valid for new database customers only.**

*Free Greenwood subscriptions expire 12/31/2010.
**A new database customer has not subscribed to either an ABC-CLIO Social Studies or Greenwood database 2 years or more.

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