September 2012 Archives

EBSCO Ebook Consortial Offer -- Time Sensitive

from EBSCO:

EBSCO is actively developing an attractive collection of Ebooks for Academic Libraries.

Please see below our latest offer specifically designed for consortia like Minitex:

There are no order minimums required to qualify for this offer. Libraries may order as little as a single collection or even a single title.

Discounts are based on the number of members that purchase qualifying Ebooks between now and December 7th and are as follows:

Number of Participants: Discount Structure

  • 5-9 members: 5%
  • 10-24 members: 15%
  • 25-49 members: 20%
  • 50-99 members: 25%
  • 100+ members: 30%

Qualifying Content
There are 22 subject sets available of front list material available for purchase. Please see the above URL for a list.

There are also over 155,000 titles available for individual purchase:

Titles can be purchased as 1 simultaneous, 3 simultaneous, or unlimited user models. Pricing for all titles is available in the list contained in the link above.

Perpetual access is provided.

Order Process
In order to qualify for discounts, members must order by requesting a subject set or submitting a list of titles. To purchase individual titles, it is recommended to use the Excel file found on at the link above. Simply copy and paste the Title and Product ID into an email or new Excel file. We will confirm all pricing prior to ordering. The Excel file can be sorted by Publisher, Subject or Publication date.

For quotes on subject sets or to submit lists please send all requests to Mike Murphy at EBSCO.

Titles will be accessible within 24 hours of placing order. Invoicing will occur shortly after December 7th. This is necessary in order to determine how many consortium members purchased Ebooks and to calculate which discount needs to be applied.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Murphy.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - September 22, 2012

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, September 22, 2012. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance to install the latest enhancements to the ProQuest platform. The window will take place from Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 10:00 ET. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • Products on the ProQuest platform
  • Products on ProQuest Congressional

New Anthropology Databases Now Available via EBSCOhost

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has added three new anthropology databases to the EBSCOhost® platform, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. Formerly available via First Search from OCLC, the three databases: Anthropological Index™, Anthropological Literature™ and Anthropology Plus™, cover the fields of anthropology, archaeology and related interdisciplinary research.

Anthropological Index

Published by the Royal Anthropological Institute, Anthropological Index contains information from a broad geographical range, emphasizing the Commonwealth and Africa, and extending to Eastern Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and the Pacific. The database indexes periodicals covering the fields of physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural ethnography and linguistics.

Anthropological Literature

Anthropological Literature is published by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and indexes articles, reports, commentaries and obituaries found in nearly 700 journals and monographic series. Over 600,000 citations are included in this resource covering articles published from the early 19th century to the present, in more than 50 languages. Anthropological Literature provides comprehensive indexing for the fields of social and cultural anthropology, Old and New World archaeology, physical anthropology and anthropological aspects of related subjects, emphasizing Mesoamerican, Native American and Andean archaeology and ethnology.

Anthropology Plus

Anthropology Plus is a compilation of Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature. This broad and rich resource provides extensive indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, interdisciplinary studies, etc.

More information about EBSCO's anthropology resources is available online at:

Springer eBook Collections Special Offer and Webinars

from Springer:

We are pleased to announce an offer for the Springer eBook collections. In addition to offering their 2012 collection at a consortium discount, Springer is also offering special pricing for its journal subscriptions if your institution also purchases the 2012 eBook collection. This offer may be of interest to your library because it is a one-time purchase to obtain the entire Springer 2012 collection, which includes 4,725 titles across 12 subject disciplines, and/or the 2013 journal subscription list for over 1,500 journals. Institutions with smaller FTEs may want to pay special attention to this offer, for the cost per title in this offer is very attractive.

Description and Content
Springer's eBooks and journals are unique among STM offerings, featuring an unparalleled volume of content on an expansive range of topics. The Springer eBooks consist of monographs, eBook series, Major Reference Works (MRWs) and textbooks. Springer is the largest STM book publisher, publishing more books annually than the second, third, fourth and fifth largest STM book publishers combined. Springer estimates an output of 4,725 eBooks in 2012 across 12 subject collections. Some other distinguishing features of the Springer eBooks include:

  • One-time purchase and ongoing access. Like books on a library shelf, Springer eBooks are perpetually accessible.
  • Unlimited concurrent usage and remote access. If a class, program, or institution needs access to an eBook at the same time, all patrons will have access. Regardless of location, IP-authenticated patrons will have full access to a library's Springer eBooks.
  • No digital rights management. Springer eBooks feature unlimited downloading and printing, and can be read on any eReader. Chapters can easily be incorporated into course packs, and are even eligible for inter-library loan.
  • Free OCLC MARC records. Discovery is vital, and usage studies indicate more than half of Springer eBooks usage comes from OPACs. One-third of usage comes from Google, Google Books and Google Scholar, where Springer is full-text indexed. If patrons are IP-authenticated, they can get one-click access from Google directly into Springer eBooks.
  • Print-On-Demand eBooks. Patrons have the option to order a personal print copy of any Springer eBook that a library owns for $24.95 through Springer's MyCopy option. MyCopy editions of Springer eBooks are soft-cover grayscale print copies which arrive in about a week, and are paid for by the end-user, with shipping and handling included.

Pricing is based on Carnegie classification. For more information contact your licensing manager or attend a webinar. Click here to register for the webinar at 10:30 am (CST) on Thursday, September 6th or Click here to register for the webinar on Monday, October 8th.

Please email your licensing manager for a more complete description of the contents of this collection:

Andrew Gardner, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in Minnesota

Maura Diamond, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in Minnesota

David Hamilton, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in North Dakota and South Dakota

Kay Makanju, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in North Dakota and South Dakota

EBSCO Points of View Back to School Newsletter

from EBSCO:

Welcome to another academic year! We are kicking off with new content on Points of View Reference Center (PoV) and Points of View Debate Blog. More updates are on the way.

New Content - On Points of View Reference Center, you'll find articles about "Arab Spring," "Conspiracy Theories," and the "Transportation Infrastructure." Transportation dominated as the 2012 National Debate Topic, and summoned lively debate this summer at the National Forensics League annual tournament. To learn more about winning high school debate teams, click a link to the National Forensics League Tournament Page.

The debut topic on Points of View Debate Blog this year is gun violence, focused primarily on the recent tragedies in Aurora, Colorado, at the Empire State Building, and a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. These events have dominated news coverage and relate to many significant debates in the U.S., including gun control, racism, psychology and the media.

Monthly Prize - Our monthly award for the best student blog comment continues this year. The winning comment will be selected from responses to the designated monthly topic. We encourage student participation. Healthy and reasoned debate can help improve communication and critical thinking skills. Debate gives students an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers and instructors.

We hope you will peruse the blog regularly and direct your students to subjects relating to the curriculum, or other topics that naturally arise in classroom discussions. Tips and guides for writing a winning comment are provided here. When you visit the blog, please note that past topics are available for comment as well. These are archived on the blog for reference. Students are encouraged to share their views on these topics as well. However, the monthly prize is only awarded for comments related to the current monthly topic.

Our Points of View Debate Blog moderator reviews all comments before posting to the blog site. All comments must relevant and respectful. Comments containing spam, offensive language, or personal attacks will be rejected.

Let Us Hear from You! - As always, we encourage new topic suggestions from students and educators. Ideas? Questions? Let us know, using the blog's contact form.

Points of View Debate Blog is a free companion service to Points of View Reference Center. Go to, follow it on Twitter @PointsofView_EP, or email us at

Wishing you a great start to the academic year!

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