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EBSCO Introduces Flipsterâ„¢

from EBSCO:

Continuing its tradition of working with libraries to help patrons find the content they want as quickly and conveniently as possible, EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is introducing Flipsterâ„¢, which allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of their library.

Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile device. Flipster allows libraries to give their patrons the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. They can also download magazines to their Android device, iPad or iPad mini via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere.

Flipster has many features designed to give readers an easy and fun digital reading experience. They can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Top titles in Flipster include The Atlantic, Car & Driver, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Entertainment Weekly, Ebony, Elle, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Golf Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Jet, Men's Health, Money, Newsweek, People Magazine, Prevention, Popular Mechanics, Rolling Stone, Redbook, Road & Track, Runner's World, Science News, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Southern Living, Time, Woman's Day, US Weekly and many others.

Senior Vice President for Product Management, Michael Laddin says that Flipster is a new way for EBSCO customers to provide content to their end users. "By providing a high quality digital reading experience for library patrons, whether they are at the library or accessing the digital magazines remotely, Flipster offers a unique approach for experiencing content in popular magazines as well as extending library services in an exciting new way. It has been designed especially for library patrons who want to browse the latest issues of popular magazines. Flipster complements EBSCO's full-text databases (e.g., MasterFILE, MAS, Business Source, etc.) which enable patrons to research topics of interest to them."

The addition of Flipster's digital magazines gives libraries that are accustomed to working with EBSCO for subscriptions, databases and e-books, the opportunity to work with a familiar and trusted partner and the benefits that come with EBSCO's long-standing relationships with major publisher partners. Customers who buy both Flipster and databases from EBSCO will receive significant discounts for the combined resources.

For more information on Flipster, go to www.flipster.com.

E-Resources Spring Trials from Minitex

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Now through the end of April, Minitex is highlighting streaming video, nursing and science databases, and a selection of new products during the Spring 2014 trial period. Try out a new e-resource! Visit the Spring 2014 Electronic Resources Trial web site for e-resource descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

Your library patrons use databases from the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) all the time, but only every few years do the libraries of Minnesota, North Dakota, and south Dakota have the opportunity to review continuing and new possibilities for ELM's contents. That time is right now!

Vendors have submitted the possibilities listed here. Now we need your help. Between now and April 2, take a look at the trials and use the feedback form for each vendor section to let us know what you think. The MEIR Task Force will consider your feedback during the evaluation process on April 7-9, 2014.

Thank you for contribution to this important process!

Fall 2013 Trials of Potential Vendors / Resources

Minitex Cooperative Purchasing needs your feedback!

Twice a year (late spring and late fall), CPERS sets up trials of vendors and products that we're considering offering. Visit our trials page and try out one or more of the following resources

  • A to Z Databases: job search, reference, and mailing list database
  • Docuseek2: streaming video
  • Plunkett Research: business and industry information
  • Swank Motion Pictures Digital Campus: streaming video
  • World Vital Records: genealogy

Send your thoughts, comments, and questions about these vendors/products or any other vendors/products you'd like us to consider to cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Fall 2013 Electronic Resources Trials

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through October 31, 2013.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme: eBooks; Nursing and Applied Science; Humanities and Social Sciences; and K-12 Resources.


ebooks

  • eBook Business Collection Subscription

Nursing and Applied Science

  • EBSCO CINHAL Complete

  • EBSCO Applied Science and Technology Source

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • American Psychological Association PsycTESTS

  • American Psychological Association PsycTHERAPY

  • EBSCO Art Source

  • EBSCO Eduction Source

  • EBSCO Humanities Source

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States

K-12 Resources

  • Rosen Publishing PowerKnowledge Science Suite

  • Rosen Publishing Core Concepts Periodic Table Database

  • Rosen Publishing Financial Literacy

  • Rosen Publishing Digital Literacy


For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Spring 2013 Trials of Potential Vendors / Resources

We've posted the Spring 2013 Trials of potential vendor/e-resources that CPERS is considering offering:

  • INTELECOM
  • LEGO Education StoryStarter for Language Arts

We compile this page of trials from suggestions we receive from libraries; products that are of current interest and/or need; and solicitations from vendors. Whether or not we offer these e-resources depends on feedback we receive from our libraries. So, if you have any questions or comments about these e-resources, please contact us.

We're always looking for suggestions on vendors or e-resources that you're interested in or have heard about.

Please send suggestions, comments, and questions to cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts Webinar Friday, April 19

Join ProQuest rep Sarah Palmer on Friday, April 19th, to review Statistical Abstracts. Sarah will demonstrate how to browse and search for statistics and cover the Facets and Excel options. The webinar will run about 45 minutes and cover the background of how ProQuest took over the publication of the Statistical Abstract from the Census; product features; and then a live demo. Sarah will look at some serious issues (gun control), some popular issues (same sex marriage) and some silly topics (Sudoku). Sarah encourages attendees to bring questions (don't forget you can trial this resource before the webinar). This webinar will also be recorded.

Webinar access info:

Meeting Number: 711 773 050
Meeting Password: statab

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To join this meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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1. Go to https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/j.php?J=711773050&PW=NNTIyYzRkOTJl
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: statab
4. Click "Join".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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Audio conference information
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Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-408-792-6300
Global call-in numbers: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=198164677&tollFree=1
Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

Access code:711 773 050
http://www.webex.com

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing! We've added some resources from Alexander Street Press: Twentieth Century Religious Thought Volume 1: Christianity, World Newsreels Online 1929-1966, and Global Business and Economics.

Access to trials is available now through April 30, 2013.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme:

Streaming Video

  • Alexander Street Press: Global Business and Economics in Video
  • Alexander Street Press: World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966
  • Films on Demand: Career & Technical Education Collection
  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

eBooks

  • EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection
  • Infobase Publishing (Facts on File) Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection

Reference

  • Alexander Street Press: Twentieth Century Religious Thought Volume 1: Christianity
  • Facts on File Writer's Reference Center
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Nursing & Applied Science

  • EBSCO CINAHL Complete
  • EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • EBSCO Art Source
  • EBSCO Education Source
  • EBSCO Humanties Source
  • EBSCO Legal Source
  • EBSCO Library & Information Science Source

K-12 Resources

  • Britannica Image Quest
  • Britannica Pathways: Science
  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Spring 2013 Electronic Resources Trials

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through April 30, 2013.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme:

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand: Career & Technical Education Collection
  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

eBooks

  • EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection
  • Infobase Publishing (Facts on File) Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection

Reference

  • Facts on File Writer's Reference Center
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Nursing & Applied Science

  • EBSCO CINAHL Complete
  • EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • EBSCO Art Source
  • EBSCO Education Source
  • EBSCO Humanties Source
  • EBSCO Legal Source
  • EBSCO Library & Information Science Source

K-12 Resources

  • Britannica Image Quest
  • Britannica Pathways: Science
  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Spring 2012 Trials of Potential Vendors / Resources

Take a look at our Spring 2012 Trials of potential vendor/e-resources that CPERS is considering offering:

  • A to Z Databases
  • Foundation Directory Online
  • Knowledge Unlimited NewsCurrents Online and Read to Know
  • Learning Express Library

We compile this page of trials from suggestions we receive from libraries; products that are of current interest and/or need; and solicitations from vendors. Whether or not we offer these e-resources depends on feedback we receive from our libraries. So, if you have any questions or comments about these e-resources, please contact us.

We're always looking for suggestions on vendors or e-resources that you're interested in or have heard about.

Please send suggestions, comments, and questions to cpers@minitex.edu.

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