July 2013 Archives

from Third Iron:

I am pleased to announce today is the launch of our new Marketing Tools for Libraries webpage. Loaded with great, ready to use resources, this page will help you to promote BrowZine both inside and outside your library. Check it out and get started today at http://thirdiron.com/marketing-tools-for-libraries/

Our current Widget has proven a great way to create awareness and use of BrowZine and we are making it even better with new sizes and functionality. Available by August 15, the new Widget will communicate with our servers and dynamically highlight the publishers and journals that are important to your end users. Subscribe to Nature, American Historical Review and other journals instantly recognizable by your users? The Widget will let your users know they can find these and other key journals in BrowZine!

Additionally, we warmly invite you to attend one of our webinars next week. Join use for a quick review of our new marketing materials and see examples of how libraries have successfully promoted Browzine on their campuses. Click here to register for one of our 30 minute webinars next week. We promise it will be a good use of your time! And if these times are not convenient, or you'd prefer a one-on-one session, please contact us and we'll be happy to schedule it.

With many schools coming back into session and students and faculty returning to campus, we are excited about supporting you with the resources you need to successfully promote BrowZine!

Best regards,

Kendall Bartsch
Co-founder, CEO
Third Iron
855-647-7609, x704

Credo's Homework Help Now Available as a Standalone Service

from Credo

July 29, 2013, Boston, Oxford - In an effort to help public libraries and schools connect students to state certified teachers at their point of need, Credo today announced that it is making Homework Help available as a standalone service in addition to packaging the tool with its Literati solutions. Furthermore, Homework Help subscribers can use the newly released widget to embed the service in any website.

"On-demand homework assistance can mean the difference between simply passing and thriving for many students," said Mike Sweet, Credo's CEO. "With our acquisition of OnlineTutorSolutions.com, we're in the prime position to help students thrive and expanding Homework Help to make our in-house team of state-certified teachers more accessible to students is our first step towards this goal."

Credo's Homework Help pairs students with a state-certified teacher in a virtual classroom, complete with an online whiteboard and chat window, and allows for one-on-one collaboration to solve homework problems, edit papers or expand on lessons taught in school. Public libraries and schools that subscribe to Literati, which can be packaged with Homework Help, see even greater value. Literati's innovative teaching and learning tools, combined with authoritative reference content and customized services, provide a complete information skills solution.

For more information, contact Credo rep Tish Wagner.

EBL and ebrary integration

from ProQuest

It has been just over two months since EBL joined ProQuest and we have been busy behind the scenes working on the integration process and have some great ways for you to be involved and feedback your thoughts.

It's important to note that while we are working towards one single ebook platform, we are still committed to both our existing EBL and ebrary platforms.

To receive regular updates on the integration progress, sign up here.

Options for Providing Feedback:

New Links for the New Britannica School

New links for the new Britannica School interfaces are now available:

If you have direct links set up to any of Britannica's K-12 databases, it is recommended that you use these new links. The new Britannica School interfaces went live this month, and while existing links to the old interfaces will redirect to the new ones, those redirects will only be in place through December 2013.

Users of Britannica's Public Library Edition and Academic Edition are not affected by this change.

See this video from Britannica for an introduction to the new Britannica School interface. And watch for webinars from Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction in the months to come.

Elsevier Service Interruption July 20, 2013

from Elsevier

ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 PM EDT (12:00 MIDNIGHT BST) until Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM EDT (12:30 AM BST). It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Please use The World Clock Time Zone Converter to convert the announced planned outage time to your local time.

Thank you for your patience as we strive to update our products. We invite you to follow us on Twitter (@sciencedirect; @scopus) or view our blog for regular communications around product changes and enhancements.

from EBSCO:

Dear Points of View Customer,

This email is an update to previous emails you've received about the upcoming enhancements to Points of View Reference Center, set to be released in August 2013.

Users will notice a new user interface as well as new and updated content on August 1, 2013.

Learn more about these exciting new features with our upcoming online training sessions.

Points of View Reference Center (two dates to choose from):

  • Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
    To Register: Click Here
  • Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
    To Register: Click Here

Please contact us at information@ebsco.com for more information about these exciting enhancements.

Learn more at www.ebscohost.com/public/points-of-view-reference-center or email information@ebsco.com.

Gale Launches Four New Collections

from Gale:

Gale Digital Collections has changed the nature of research forever by providing a wealth of rare, formerly inaccessible historical content from the world's most prestigious libraries.

From the 1100s to the 2000s; from the Wild West to the Far East; from culture and business, to politics and war, to religion and government; this remarkable, ever-expanding program supports the needs of today's scholars, faculty and students and enhances the value and reputation of any library that offers it.


Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Part IV: The Age of Emancipation - Beginning in 1788 with Lord Dunmore's offer of emancipation and ending in 1896 with Plessy v. Ferguson, Part IV: The Age of Emancipation, the fourth installment in the Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive series, includes a range of rare documents related to emancipation in the United States, as well as Latin America, the Caribbean, and other areas of the world.


State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part 1: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council offers historians access rare British government manuscripts providing unparalleled access to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind the scenes, day to day running of government during the eighteenth century. This is an essential research tool for anyone studying, teaching or researching the 18th century.


British Newspapers, Part III: 1780-1950 - Part of the British Newspapers, 1600-1950 series, this collection features new content and sources such as the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Leeds Intelligence, Evening Telegraph, Yorkshire Gazette, Nottingham Evening Post, Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury.


Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 - Described by the New Yorker as "the newspaper that rules Britain", the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. It currently boasts a circulation of over 2 million, and its website is the most visited news site in the world.

New Britannica School Is Now Live

from Britannica:

On July 9th, the award winning Britannica School will be live for all subscribers at school.eb.com. With this new version, you will find more than just a new look. You'll discover new and effective ways to differentiate instruction and learning, advanced interactive features for students and educators, and easy access to Britannica content, anytime, anywhere, and on any device!

Streamlined Homepage
Choose your learning level with one click! With every search, an easy toggle enables every student to access the same content at their reading level while exploring in an age-appropriate environment. Students will also find easier access to images, videos, magazine articles, primary sources, and more!

New Features
Many new features are now available in Britannica School, including My Britannica and the Lesson Plan Builder. Teachers can create, save and share interactive activities with other teachers and students. Learning games, animated lessons, and study guides offer even more opportunities to connect with the content.

Responsive Design
Britannica School will automatically adjust to your device. Enjoy the same viewing experience on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser. Retrieve and explore content anytime and anywhere ... classroom, library, home, or on the go!

Award Winning
Britannica School was just recognized by the Association of Educational Publishers winning both the Golden Lamp and Distinguished Achievement Award. Read the press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10809815.htm.

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