January 2013 Archives

EBSCO has just added a substantial number of titles to the popular eBook Academic Collection. Designed specifically for academic libraries, this subscription collection now offers over 112,000 eBooks--more than any other eBook provider offering similar collections. In addition, this enhancement includes:

  • More than 38,000 titles from university presses
  • Over 2,000 titles from 2012
  • Over 10,500 titles from 2011 and later

    EBSCO has also added a significant number of 2012 titles to academic library collections from the following publishers:

    • Taylor & Francis
    • John Wiley & Sons
    • CRC Press
    • Cambridge University Press
    • Oxford University Press USA
    • Palgrave Macmillan
    • Brill Academic Publishers
    • Elsevier Science

    Test drive the unlimited user Academic Collection: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&user=ebooks1&password=trial&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e000tww
    *If you could like a custom trial set up on your profile please let Mike Murphy or Kelli Gochenaur know.

    Check out our title list to our EBSCO Academic Collection: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/ebooks-subscription-listings
    *Downloading feature is not enabled since this is a trial.
    **Minitex group pricing available.

    Platform Enhancement: In addition to the great new content, EBSCO has also implemented the "Close" Feature enhancement: users can now "Close" an eBook when they have finished viewing it online. This was done in response to customer feedback. This enhancement allows single-user titles to be available for other users before the browser session expires on its own, reducing turnaways and expanding availability of your collection.

    Please contact Mike, Kelli, or Anne for pricing and further information.
  • from EBSCO:

    EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released the definitive full-text resource for the study of art and architecture, Art Source™. Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, Art Source covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art to various areas of architecture and architectural design.

    Art Source includes full text for over 600 high-quality journals and 230 books. The database also offers podcasts from leading museums on artists and individual works of art, an image collection of over 63,000 images, art reproduction records and provides strong international coverage including periodicals published in French, German, Spanish and Dutch.

    The database was designed for use by a diverse audience including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers. Art Source will appeal to each of these audience members due to the breadth of specific subjects including:

    • Advertising Art
    • Antiques
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture and Architectural History
    • Art History
    • Contemporary Art
    • Costume Design
    • Crafts
    • Decorative Arts
    • Folk Art
    • Graphic Arts
    • Industrial Design
    • Interior Design
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Motion Pictures
    • Museology
    • Non-Western Art
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Pottery
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture
    • Television
    • Textiles
    • Video

    Art Source is a combination of all the A&I and full-text records in H.W. Wilson's Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984. In addition there is all the unique A&I and full-text content from Art and Architecture Complete™, plus an additional 100 full text titles not available on any other EBSCOhost® database.

    EBSCO and H.W. Wilson merged in 2011 in what was viewed by the companies as an ideal match. The acquisition led directly to heightening the value and quality of EBSCO and Wilson resources as well as the creation of a line of source products, including Art Source. EBSCO has released additional source products focusing on specific subject matter over the past few months.

    from EBSCO:

    The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers, is latest digital archival database to be released by EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). This database provides a three-themed collection of almost 300,000 pages chronicling Latino-Hispanic civil rights leaders, religious thinkers, and women writers in the United States from the late 19th to mid 20th century.

    Curated by the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at the University of Houston, this one-of-a kind archival database is produced through a partnership with Arte Público, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Latina and Latino authors. EBSCO Publishing's Vice President of Product Management Mike Laddin says this is the only digital collection to focus exclusively on the literary and cultural history of the Latino-Hispanic population in what is now the United States. "The Latino-Hispanic American Experience Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers is comprised of rare and unique content, some now lost or destroyed, so in many cases the content only exists in this digital collection."

    The archive features in-depth materials on major civil rights leaders and organizations, prominent religious figures, and pioneering Latina writers and poets. Content includes over 50 diverse archival and manuscript collections containing rare materials and personal documents, photographs, membership records, meeting minutes, sermons, flyers, correspondence, draft manuscripts, dramatic scripts, as well as historical accounts, legends, essays, and more from the Depression-era New Mexico Writer's Project. In addition, it contains more than 100 unique newspapers, including rare anarchist newspapers of the early 20th century as well as 160 rare books.

    The archives is made up of 80% Spanish content and 20% English content that is indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.

    Designed for colleges and universities with programs in Latino-Hispanic Studies, American History, Civil Rights, Law, Government, Women's Studies, Literature, Arts, Political Science, and Journalism, these archives make available hundreds of thousands of literary pieces, including essays, autobiographies, diaries, and lettersnever before accessible. "The emergence of this recovered literature will broaden and enrich the curriculum across the Humanities, from the study of the Spanish language to the way we view history," explains Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, founder and director of Arte Público Press and director of the Recovery Project.

    The Latino-Hispanic American Experience is also suitable for public libraries as an excellent source of Spanish language content, with historic and cultural relevance for AP high school/undergraduate students, librarians and researchers.

    The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers is available through the state-of-the art EBSCOhost® Content Viewer, specifically designed to meet the needs of scholars and researchers by enabling them to navigate historical content in new ways. The interface was designed to allow researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. EBSCOhost Content Viewer replicates the experience of browsing and reading original archival material while also allowing users to explore, manipulate, collect, take notes, and export content.

    This digital collection adds to a growing collection of historical digital archives from EBSCO Publishing.

    from EBSCO:

    L'Année philologique, a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilization, is now available via EBSCOhost® from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). L'Année philologique database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.

    L'Année philologique, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique,is a valuable research tool in the area of classical studies. The database covers a variety of subject matter pertaining to Greek and Roman civilization including: Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy.

    More than 810,000 records are included in L'Année philologique, with more than 15,000 new records added every year. Abstracts of journal articles are in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian. Books entries often include tables of contents and book review information.

    Making this resource available via the EBSCOhost platform will further extend its reach to users. EBSCOhost, the world's most-used reference resource, is a customizable, intuitive search experience designed to cater to user needs and preferences at every level of research.

    ProQuest Acquires EBL (Ebook Library)

    from ProQuest:

    ProQuest is pleased to announce that on January 18, 2013 we signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ebook Library (EBL), which will significantly expand our e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities to libraries globally. Since 2004, EBL has earned a reputation as an innovator in the library market by developing a first-rate user experience, deploying creative business models for e-books, and providing librarian-friendly workflow support. The acquisition of EBL will further ProQuest's goal of enabling researchers to seamlessly discover content across multiple formats including books, journals, dissertations, newspapers, and video.

    See the entire ProQuest announcement.

    from EBSCO:

    EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released a new library resource featuring the most comprehensive digital collection of poetry and short stories available for use by students, teachers and researchers. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center offers users access to a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary full-text poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays.

    The full-text database includes more than 500 e-books and provides hundreds of thousands of original works of poetry from major literary publishers spanning several centuries. Information is included from books, literary journals as well as major respected reference works including exclusive titles from Salem Press such as the newly released Critical Survey of Poetry and Critical Survey of Short Fiction.

    Poetry & Short Story Reference Center has extensive works of American and English poets along with international poetry, and features classic and contemporary poems, short stories, plays, speeches, classic books, biographies, critical analyses, contextual essays and explications for important works. It also includes essays on poetic forms, techniques and movements; multimedia presentation, including over 2,200 audio and video recordings of poets reading their work; as well as discussions and interviews. In addition, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center includes teaching and learning resources for students and educators, including lesson plans and assignments.

    EBSCO created Poetry & Short Story Reference Center when it realized there was a need for this type of resource. EBSCO Vice President of Product Management Michael Laddin says, "We listen to what our customers ask for and Poetry & Short Story Reference Center fills an important need for schools, public and academic libraries. This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource that will provide a valued resource for students and researchers."

    More information about Poetry & Short Story Reference Center and other literary resources for high schools, public libraries and academic institutions is available the EBSCO Publishing website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/subjects/category/literary-poetry-studies.

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