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EBSCO Launches Orbit

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Orbit , the online catalog of apps to enhance the EBSCO Discovery Service experience is here. With nearly 100 apps to choose from, libraries are able to browse and request apps which can be managed with our Cloud Services or do-it-yourself installation.

EBSCO Orbit allows you to add apps to EBSCO Discovery Service, including:

  • LibGuides: Recommended Research Guides
  • Credo Reference Search
  • Book Carousel
  • Slideshare
  • Ask-A-Librarian
  • WorldCat
  • And countless more

Start browsing at http://orbit.ebsco.com/apps

Want to learn more?

Register for the webinar Introducing Discovery Apps on April 9th at 1pm EDT (-4:00 GMT). During this 1-hour session, Ron Burns, EBSCO's VP of Global Software Service, will discuss how Orbit can help improve the discovery experience.

Sign up for the Introducing Discovery Apps webinar.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) continues to enhance its collection of eBook titles by releasing 27 new EBSCO eBooks™ Subject Sets. These sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.

EBSCO eBook Subject Sets are convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet libraries' needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCO's Collection Development Team of librarians uses tailored knowledge to create these Subject Sets for libraries. All Subject Sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past two years, and have no title duplication among current or past Subject Set offerings.

The 27 new Subject Sets now available include:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • American Contemporary Issues
  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • Career
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy & Green Technologies
  • ESL/EFL
  • Fine Arts
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Healthcare Knowledge Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Literary Criticism & Writing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Natural & Alternative Medicine
  • Networking & Security
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
  • Teacher Resources K-8
  • Wellness
  • World History

EBSCO eBooks offers over 700,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Accessing the EBSCOhost® platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user's experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on or add to e-book and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective.

With the winter storm bearing down on the Northeast, it was necessary to reschedule the Harvard Digital Loeb Classical Library Build-a-Group webinars to next week. If you have already registered, you do not need to re-register untill you want to change your section. Those who have already registered will also receive updated information from the LYRASIS training support staff; please work with them if you need to switch sections.

Same days and times. Just bumped to next week.

Register for Harvard Digital Loeb Library Overview/Demo:

  • Tuesday, February 3rd @ 10am ET
  • Wednesday, February 4th @ 10am ET
  • Wednesday, February 4th @ 3pm ET

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released eBook Education Collection™ a new subscription e-book collection. eBook Education Collection features more than 2,800 quality titles supporting students and faculty in education studies.

Titles in eBook Education Collection range from introductory texts for undergraduate coursework to more complex and detailed works for advanced students and scholars. The subscription collection also includes support materials for student teachers and professionals working in K-12 and higher education classrooms, covering topics from curriculum building to student behavior and dynamics.

eBook Education Collection offers an abundance of education titles at a substantial savings and offers the Unlimited User model (1BUU). New titles will be added quarterly to ensure the most current eligible content is available and MARC records are included at no additional cost.

EBSCO Vice President of Product Management Ken Breen says eBook Education Collection is geared toward Education Studies programs and libraries looking to provide relevant content for faculty and students at all levels. 'EBSCO's eBook Education Collection offers unique titles from top publishers designed to bring a variety of content related to Education Studies into the library collection. Whether users need introductory text or advanced research materials or professional support, the new subscription collection allows libraries to provide essential content throughout the education discipline."

In addition to thousands of quality titles from top university presses and academic publishers, eBook Education Collection includes content from leading education publishers including McGraw-Hill Education, Sense Publishing, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Science Teachers Association and Stylus Publishing as well as top publishers not found in other education e-book collections including:

  • Stenhouse Publishers
  • Corwin Press
  • International Reading Association
  • Learning Matters
  • Institute of Education Press
  • Classroom Complete Press

A true education collection, eBook Education Collection includes more than 900 titles not found in other EBSCO subscription collections and nearly 2000 titles not available in subscription collections from other e-book providers. eBook Education Collection also include more front list content than any other collection. The collection includes top titles including:

  • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty Harvard University Press, 2013 (Library Journal Starred Review)
  • School Discipline and Safety Sage Publications, 2012 (Highly Recommended in Choice)
  • Appalachia in the Classroom: Teaching the Region Ohio University Press, 2013 (Highly Recommended in Choice)
  • The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence: Lessons From a Transformational Leader Corwin Press, 2012
  • Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013

McGraw-Hill Offers eBook Library

from McGraw-Hill:

Is your library interested in expanding its collection at a low cost and without adding any shelf space? If this sounds like a great plan, take a look at the McGraw-Hill eBook Library.

The McGraw-Hill eBook Library has approximately 1,050 titles available in pre-assembled collections including Business, Computing, Language, Medical, Student Study Aids and USMLE. Titles are also offered on a Perpetual Access basis. Library users have access to McGraw-Hill content wherever and whenever they want by subscribing to the library's catalog. Searching is easy. Users can create their own accounts; add notes, bookmarks and highlights, and print parts of the book for their personal use. High quality MARC records are provided as well as metadata to all of the major Discovery Services.

Monitoring usage is possible with web analytics available through the eBook Library's DRM interface. With a subscription, libraries will get regular updates to the eBook Library's content, making this resource always current. Additionally, if you have the Adobe digital content server, you can select a cluster or collection that you are interested in and we will simply deliver the digital files directly to you. We are offering special end of year discounts on all McGraw-Hill E-Book Library purchases!

For more information, contact Anne Hatinen.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services announces the release of 12 new EBSCO eBooks™ Subject Sets, which increases the total number of subject sets to more than 200. The subject sets are offered to libraries in convenient collections grouped by subject matter.

Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title overlap from year to year, so you never need to worry about duplication.

New subject sets include:

  • Diseases & Conditions
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Doody's Core Titles Essential Purchases
  • Dentistry & Oral Science
  • Robotics
  • Mobile Technology
  • Self Help
  • Poetry
  • American History
  • Biography
  • Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Urban Studies

EBSCO eBooks offers over 600,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Accessing the EBSCOhost platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user's experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on or add to e-book and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective.

from EBSCO:

Rosetta Stone Inc., a leading provider of education technology and language learning solutions, will soon be available to U.S. and Canadian academic and public libraries through a distribution partnership with EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). EBSCO announced today that it will redistribute Rosetta Stone's well-known interactive language-learning software in the U.S. and Canada.

Rosetta Stone provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns. The company's proprietary language-learning techniques--acclaimed for their power to unlock natural language learning ability in everyone--are used by thousands of schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today, the company offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog).

Rob Mercer, Rosetta Stone's Vice President of Sales, Enterprise & Education, says, "This strategic partnership with EBSCO enables Rosetta Stone to better serve academic and public libraries and their constituents throughout the U.S. and Canada. We know there's a high demand for Rosetta Stone language solutions within the library community, and by joining forces with EBSCO, we can provide these important institutions with extraordinary public access to our core language-learning technology. It is a terrifically exciting partnership for everyone involved."

Senior Vice President of Business Development for EBSCO Information Services, Mark Herrick says the deal with Rosetta Stone allows EBSCO to serve the needs of its library customers in new and unique ways. "Rosetta Stone provides a dynamic, cutting-edge approach to language learning, and by offering courses in 30 different languages to libraries, we believe we'll help academic and public libraries serve their end-users better and address the growing need for language education in our communities."

ALA MW 2014 video now available for OCLC WorldCat Discovery

from OCLC

Watch John McCullough, OCLC Product Manager for Discovery Services, introduce WorldCat Discovery during a presentation at ALA Midwinter.

Ask your own questions about WorldCat Discovery and what it means for your library at an upcoming Webinar:

  • March 25, 2014 11 am ET
  • April 2, 2104 1 pm ET

Register here.

OCLC WorldCat Discovery Services

WorldCat Discovery Services will be available to all current FirstSearch subscribers in March 2014 as part of existing subscriptions. It will fully replace FirstSearch following a year-long transition period during which the two services will operate in parallel.

WorldCat® Discovery Services provide a new suite of cloud-based applications that brings the FirstSearch® and WorldCat® Local services together. The suite will enable people to discover more than 1.66 billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world through a single search of both WorldCat® and a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections. This will make it possible for 18,000+ FirstSearch libraries to offer a richer discovery experience.

See the WorldCat® Discovery Services for further information.

EBSCO Rolls Out 28 New eBook Subject Sets

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has added 28 new eBook Subject Sets to its extensive collection of eBooks. The Sets provide libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their eBook collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers.

Key collection areas that were increased with the release of these new Subject Sets include Arts & Humanities, Business, History, Medical and Science & Technology. The Sets allow for quick and easy purchases in particular high-interest subject areas. There is no title overlap across Sets, and no title overlap from year to year.

The 28 new Subject Sets now available include:

  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy
  • Natural & Alternative Medicine
  • Wellness
  • Leadership & Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Economics
  • Networking & Security
  • Emergency Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Earth Sciences
  • Career
  • Criminal Justice
  • Literary Criticism & Writing
  • Education
  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • Teacher Resources K-8
  • World Religion
  • American Contemporary Issues
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • World History
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Psychology
  • Energy & Green Tech
  • Computer Science

eBook Subject Sets are convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet libraries' needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. EBSCO's Collection Development Team of librarians uses tailored knowledge to create collections and Subject Sets for libraries. All Subject Sets from EBSCO include titles published within the past two years, and have no title duplication among current or past Subject Set offerings.

EBSCO eBooks™ offers more than 500,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Accessing the EBSCOhost® platform for e-books and audiobooks saves librarians training time and adds a well-known search platform to the end user's experience. Allowing end users to search for e-books and audiobooks along with their EBSCOhost database content improves the discoverability of library collections. Lowering the cost for libraries makes the decision to focus on or add to e-book and audiobook collections easier and more cost-effective. For more information on EBSCO eBooks, visit: http://ebscohost.com/ebooks.

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