March 2013 Archives

EBSCO ebooks News

Collection Enhancements and New Publishers Signed

EBSCO has recently added over 2,000 new Wiley and Taylor & Francis titles to the EBSCO eBooks collection, as well as over 900 foreign language titles, including German, Turkish, Dutch, Spanish and other languages. In addition, 17 new publishers have signed on with EBSCO, including West Virginia University Press, Urban Institute Press and Hoover Institution Press.

New 2013 Academic Subject Sets

EBSCO has released 25 new 2013 academic Subject Sets, ranging in size from 40 to 130 titles. These Subject Sets contain current works from reputable publishers on a variety of popular topics, including:

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

View the title lists here (or via EBSCOhost Collection Manager).

Don't forget: EBSCO also offers Consortium Subject Sets, providing discounts to member libraries of consortia that purchase titles through these special collections.

Updated Subscription Collections

The eBook Academic Collection has grown to over 113,000 titles, and the eBook Community College Collection now features over 48,000 titles.

Films on Demand Spring Offer: Save 20%, 3 Months Free Access

Films on Demand is offering a 20% discount and 3 months of free access to new Master Academic Collection subscribers (the offer does not apply to the Career & Technology Collection or to individual subject collections). The Master Academic Collection includes the following collections (title lists open as excel files):

Offer expires June 30, 2013.

Please contact Rosalie Tanner for pricing or for a trial.

Minitex pricing now available for BrowZine

from Third Iron:

Deliver your content in a new way with BrowZine.

Browsing journals and scanning articles is a leading way researchers stay abreast of trends in their field. How are patrons reading your journals?

With the decline of print, databases have become the primary way publishers delivers journals. But databases are designed for searching, not reading. BrowZine works by uniting articles from databases into complete journals, then arranging them by subject on a library-branded newsstand. The result is a revolutionary new way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals. All in a tablet format your researchers will love.

What is BrowZine?
BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Watch an introductory video.

Download the iPad app; you can view a collection of open-access journals.

Contact Kendall Bartsch for more information. Contact Minitex for pricing.

from EBSCO:

A new e-book subscription product for clinical settings, biomedical libraries and academic-medical institutions is now available from EBSCO Publishing. eBook Clinical Collection features more than 1,700 titles in medical specialties, nursing, allied health and general practice. The titles in eBook Clinical Collection begin in 2008 and regular updates are made so that newer titles replace the oldest content.

The collection includes titles from publishers that include:

  • Springer Publishing
  • De Gruyter
  • Wiley
  • SAGE Publications
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Emerald
  • Clinical Publishing Oxford
  • World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Landes Bioscience
  • Elsevier Science

eBook Clinical Collection is offered on an annual subscription basis with unlimited access to the content and optional downloading. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. As with all e-books available from EBSCO, eBook Clinical Collection is integrated and works seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. Users will be able to search the collection on its own or side-by-side with other EBSCOhost databases bringing together e-books, periodicals and other content for a seamless search experience.

For more information on the eBook Clinical Collection, visit www.ebscohost.com/ebooks.

Alexander Street Press has lowered pricing for Nursing Education in Video and VAST. VAST pricing is valid only for libraries who do not already subscribe to an video resource.

Nursing Education in Video
Under 4,000 FTE - old price -$6295, new price $4815
Under 2,000 FTE - old price $6295, new price $4365

VAST (non video customers only)
Under 3,000 FTE - old price -$5555, new customer price $3150
Under 500 FTE - old price -$5555, new customer price $2250

Please contact ASP rep Susan Buczkowski for trials.

Credo Introduces African American Studies Collection

from Credo

Our new African American Studies Collection delves into the past and present issues, triumphs and cultural evolution of African Americans from the times of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to the presidency of Barack Obama and all societal impacts in between. This new collection features:

  • 22 scholarly titles including two CHOICE OAT, one Library Journal and two RUSA award winners
  • Three of the most recognized humanities and social sciences publishers: SAGE, Routledge and Wiley
  • Flexible acquisition options, including perpetual purchase or subscription, stand-alone or as a supplement for your Literati or General Reference subscription

Browse the title list.

Contact rep Tish Wagner for a quote.

New OCLC website

from OCLC

As many of you have noticed, there's been a change in the look and organization of content for www.oclc.org. There have been some changes made to navigation, although users will still be familiar with most of the major categories on the site.

The most significant change is the creation of a central user support and training center. This puts all our publicly available documentation, support and training content in one place.

Please note that our URLs have changed. The OCLC team is working to improve redirection from old URLs to new URLs and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. If you are not redirected using your existing bookmarks, please take the opportunity to update your bookmarks. Many of the items you may be looking for are in the Librarian's Toolbox (http://www.oclc.org/en-US/toolbox.html).

If you would like to give us feedback on the new site, please send us an email at support@oclc.org.

from Gale:

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Smithsonian Institution today announced a licensing agreement to distribute Smithsonian assets into the library and academic space.

"We're elated to be working with the Smithsonian Institution," said Frank Menchaca, executive vice president, research solutions for Cengage Learning. "This agreement puts us closer to our goal of becoming the largest humanities research experience for the academic library. Through our extensive distribution channels throughout the world, in classrooms as well as in libraries, we'll put into the hands of students, teachers and researchers, a universe of materials that is structured for research in a way never before possible."

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums, 9 research centers and more than 140 affiliate museums around the world. The complex houses nearly 137 million objects, works of art and specimens and its facilities see nearly 30 million visitors per year. Under the agreement, Cengage Learning will have access to the complete archives of Smithsonian Magazine and Air and Space magazine, as well as collections covering American history, science, world cultures and more.

As part of this partnership, Cengage Learning will have rights to develop Smithsonian branded products created for the library and academic markets utilizing Smithsonian assets. Immediate plans in the library space include the creation of a digital archive of the complete back files of both Air and Space magazine and Smithsonian Magazine, and will incorporate new issues on an ongoing basis. The product will take advantage of Gale's market-leading application for digital primary sources, with tools to support new forms of discovery and use of Smithsonian content.

"Gale's digital research solution offers the Smithsonian a new, comprehensive way to reach the library and academic markets," said Carol LeBlanc, senior vice president, consumer and education products for Smithsonian Enterprises. "We look forward to working with Gale to create a compelling series of Smithsonian collections, enhanced by Gale's delivery system, to meet the needs of library markets worldwide."

from EBSCO:

History of Science, Technology and Medicine™, the definitive international database for the history of science, technology and medicine, is now available on EBSCO Publishing's (EBSCO) EBSCOhost® platform. History of Science, Technology and Medicine reflects the influences of the fields of science, technology and medicine on society and culture from prehistory to the present and offers outstanding value for interdisciplinary research.

Formerly available via First Search from OCLC, History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies -- Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine -- making it the definitive international database for the history of science, technology and medicine. The database includes more than 350,000 records including journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials and maps.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine supplies users with material from periodicals and books since 1975. Many areas integral to the history of science, technology and medicine are covered including, but not limited to: biological sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, geography, mathematics, medicine, neurosciences, pharmacy, physics, psychiatry, public health and technology.

Additional information about science, technology and medicine resources from EBSCO can be found at: http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/subjects/category/science-technology.

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