February 2013 Archives

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) announces that CINAHL®, the world's definitive research tool for nursing and allied health literature, will now provide even more content with the introduction of CINAHL® Complete. The database will offer 71 percent more full-text journals than are available in CINAHL®Plus with Full Text.

CINAHL Complete is the most comprehensive set of nursing and allied health indexing with full text for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. With full-text coverage dating back to 1937, this authoritative file contains full text for more than 1,300 journals, many with no embargos, and over 1,460 journals with searchable cited references. Additionally, there is deep full text for many important titles with no embargoes such as titles from the American Diabetes Association.

EBSCO Publishing Senior Vice President of Product Management and Customer SatisfactionStratton Lloyd, says that CINAHL Complete will give nurses and allied health professionals access to an unprecedented amount of content. "CINAHL has long been the gold standard of nursing and allied health research resources.With the release of CINAHL Complete users will be able to access an incredible breadth of full-text sources at a superior value."

Available only from EBSCO, CINAHL Complete is also compatible with the point-of-care tool, Nursing Reference Center. For more information, visit http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/cinahl-databases/cinahl-complete

EBSCO Publishing Introduces New eBook Subject Sets

from EBSCO:

Librarians have a convenient way to begin or expand their e-book collection with 23 new eBook Subjects Sets from EBSCO Publishing. The eBook Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topic areas chosen to meet libraries' needs while simplifying collection development.

This latest release of eBook Subject Sets addresses the demand from libraries for more offerings in religion and theology; ethnic and cultural studies; literary criticism and writing; and engineering. The new eBook Subject Sets are:

  • Nursing
  • Healthcare Knowledge & Management
  • Allied Health
  • Engineering
  • College Success
  • Leadership & Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Environmental
  • Networking & Security
  • Defense & Security
  • Personal & Home Computing
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Career
  • Criminal Justice
  • Literary Criticism & Writing
  • Education
  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • American Contemporary Issues
  • Ethnic & Cultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • Religion & Theology
  • Energy & Green Technologies
  • Computer Science

The eBook Subject Sets are created by EBSCO's Collection Development Team of librarians and include titles published within the past two years. For more information, visit www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

University Press Scholarship Online Ebook Offer

Oxford's University Press Scholarship Online is offering titles from the 2011-2013 ebook collection. Collections are available by year (2011-2013), by publisher (11), and by subject (25). Pricing is based on the familiar Oxford 5-level pricing tiers based on FTE. The offer is a "more-the-merrier" type of deal with greater discounts based on increased number of participants:

  • Up to 49 libraries (15-25% off tiered list, depending on collection purchased)
  • 50-74 libraries (25-35% off tiered list, depending on collection purchased)
  • 75-99 libraries (35-45% off list, depending on collection purchased)

The participating publishers are:

  • American University in Cairo Press
  • University of California Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • University of Edinburgh (UK) Press
  • University Press of Florida
  • Fordham University Press
  • Hong Kong University Press
  • University Press of Kentucky
  • University of Manchester (UK)
  • Oxford University Press
  • Policy Press (from the University of Bristol in the UK)

Minitex is working with a group of consortia via Lyrasis to extend this University Press Scholarship Online offer. Please contact Rita Baladad for more information.

OCLC FirstSearch database changes

from OCLC

The transition of several databases from OCLC to EBSCO Publishing announced in March 2012 will be complete on February 28 when access to the following databases on the OCLC FirstSearch service will end:

  • Anthropological Index
  • Anthropological Literature
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Chicano Database
  • FRANCIS
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies

Librarians interested in subscribing to these databases may contact their EBSCO sales representatives, or contact EBSCO at information@ebscohost.com or 1-978- 356-6500.

In addition, FirstSearch access to the Heritage of the Printed Book database (formerly Hand Press Book) will end March 31, 2013. Librarians interested in subscribing to this database may contact Marian Lefferts at the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) at Marian.Lefferts@CERL.org.

from EBSCO:

NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Publishing, is introducing a new feature to NoveList Select, its catalog enrichment resource. The new feature adds e-resource recommendations to NoveList Select.The recommendations guide patrons to relevant e-resources--that may have been hidden or hard to find--directly from catalog records. This new feature will benefit libraries looking to make patrons more aware of the wealth of electronic resources available through the library.

Available free with a NoveList Select subscription, e-resource recommendations are comprehensive and vendor-neutral so libraries can promote a wide variety of resources. To ensure that patrons see a list of highly relevant resources specifically tailored to their search, professionals at NoveList have developed the recommendation strategies based on subject headings and also by the reading level of the record. Additional e-resources will be continually added to the list.

Libraries identify which e-resources they have and would like to promote from a pre-defined list. Subject headings in the e-resources are then matched with subject headings in the catalog records. This process enables patrons to see a list of highly relevant recommended e-resources when they view a record in the catalog. A list of available e-resources is available at http://www.ebscohost.com/novelist/our-products/novelist-select-eresources.

Vice President of NoveList, Duncan Smith, says this new feature is a unique solution for libraries looking to promote their e-resources. "Libraries have always struggled to find ways to effectively promote their e-resources. NoveList Select brings the e-resources into a place where patrons are most likely to see them. As a result, patrons know more about what the library offers and usage of e-resources increases."

NoveList Select is the catalog enrichment component of NoveList readers' advisory resources. This component pulls NoveList content into a library's catalog. NoveList Select makes reading recommendations, series information, book discussion guides, Goodreads ratings and reviews, library newsletters and events available to library patrons from within the catalog record. Patrons can find similar titles and authors based on their searches, discover more of the library's collection and sign up for library newsletters and upcoming events.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its latest e-book subscription collection focused on the needs of public library patrons. eBook Public Library Collection includes over 25,000 general reference e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology.

eBook Public Library Collection complements any public library's general reference collection and includes many industry leading publishers with numerous best-selling titles. As a pre-packaged collection, eBook Public Library Collection saves libraries time by organizing titles and makes it easy for patrons to discover titles they need.

The collection will provide libraries with a substantial selection in the areas of self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion. In addition to the larger concentrations listed, above, eBook Public Library Collection also features recreation and leisure, geography, commerce, finance, the family, marriage, women, folklore, social and public welfare, and home economics.

eBook Public Library Collection is offered as an annual subscription and includes unlimited simultaneous access for users, and titles are continually added at no additional cost. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. eBook Public Library Collection also offers unlimited downloads to a variety of devices.

As with all e-books available from EBSCO, eBook Public Library Collection will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. Users will be able to search the collection on its own or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases.

More information about eBooks on EBSCOhost is available at: www.ebscohost.com/ebooks

Project MUSE Ebooks Special Offers for 2013

Though the ARL/Lyrasis licensing initiative, Minitex is pleased to offers special pricing on the MUSE UPCC ebook collections for 2013. The special offers for the Project MUSE/UPCC ebook collections in 2013 all apply to MUSE Pricing Tier 5 institutions, and one of the offers is also beneficial to Pricing Tier 4 libraries. Collections not included in these special offers will be offered at normal consortial discounted pricing.

MUSE has offered to custom quote an amount to upgrade to the full collection of books at MUSE in 2013 for those libraries that made selective collection purchases in the past year.

Please contact Anne at Minitex for pricing and further information.

Project MUSE has added many new publishers for 2013, and also added new subject and area studies collections. Title lists are available at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_title_lists.html. Publishers that are now working with MUSE are listed at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/UPCC.html. Subject and area studies collections now include:

  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Archeology and Anthropology
  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • Classics
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Film Theater and Performing Arts
  • Global Cultural Studies
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Poetry, Fiction, and Creative NonFiction
  • Political Science and Policy Studies
  • Russian and East European Studies
  • U.S. Regional Studies - Midwest
  • U.S. Regional Studies - New Eng. & Mid Atlantic
  • U.S. Regional Studies - South
  • U.S. Regional Studies - West

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