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from AWE:

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar.

Click here to sign up.

For further information, contact AWE rep Jeremy Link, 810-834-7286.

from AWE:

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar.

Click here to sign up; sessions start this Friday.

For further information, contact AWE rep Jeremy Link, 810-834-7286.

AWE Digital Learning Solutions is offering a group purchase volume discount for Early Literacy Station and Student Learning Center.

Time Period: February 19th - May 15th, 2015
For: Minitex Schools and Public Libraries

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS), designed for use in a public library, is a dynamic all-in-one digital learning solution for ages 2-8, available in English and Bilingual Spanish. The educational programs, which are correlated to Common Core and state standards, span all seven curricular areas. The educational titles are pre-loaded on the computer as part of a complete solution that features engaging graphics, intuitive interfaces, usage tracking, and administrative functions. No internet connection is required to use this product. See more info at www.awelearning.com/publiclibraries.

The Student Learning Center™ (SLC), designed for use in schools, PreK-Grade 3. The titles are correlated to Common Core and state standards and span all seven curricular areas. The variety of content caters to explorative, prescriptive, and collaborative modes of learning. Additionally, the child-friendly interface, engaging graphics, sounds, and touch screen aid in meeting diverse learning styles--tactile, auditory, visual & kinesthetic. The SLC is integrated with a cloud-based learning management system supporting personalized education plans, individual and class utilization progress tracking reports, and student portfolios. See more info at http://www.awelearning.com/en/markets/schools/.

Learn More via Live WebEx Demo: http://www.awelearning.com/en/global/learn-more/livewebinarschedule/.
Learn more about the ELS or SLC by attending one of our upcoming live webinars! Click the link above to go to our website where you can sign up for an upcoming date. Schools should see the SLC webinar and public libraries should attend the ELS webinar.

For more information, contact


New York Times Joining Dates for 2015

from the CRL:

Please note here an important update to the CRL New York Times offer. We believe it will be very helpful to your members.

The opportunity to join the NYT is now increased from 4 times a year to monthly. Below is the schedule for planned monthly launches for 2015. We will try this for the year and evaluate to be sure it's working.

NOTE: All subscriptions will be pro-rated to expire on the first Sunday of 2016 and renew on the first Monday of 2016.

Launch Date: ALL Information Needed By Date

  • 3/2/2015: 12/16/2015
  • 4/6/2015: 3/23/2015
  • 5/4/2015: 4/20/2015
  • 6/1/2015: 5/18/2015
  • 7/6/2015: 6/22/2015
  • 8/3/2015: 7/20/2015
  • 9/7/2015: 8/24/2015
  • 10/5/2015: 9/21/2015
  • 11/2/2015: 10/19/2015
  • 12/7/2015: 11/23/2015

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

Minitex is pleased to offer the following multi-consortial deal:

LYRASIS has been in discussion with Harvard University Press regarding an offer for The Digital Loeb Classical Library resource. In their discussions with Harvard, they have explored the possibility of making this an Inter-Consortial License (ICL) offer, similar in nature to their Ambrose Video and Statista offers. As participation increases, so will the discount. They would like to expand the group with libraries interested in acquiring this content via partner consortia. All Minitex libraries are eligible to participate in this offer, and LYRASIS has a robust set of 30 highly interested members at this point.

LYRASIS'S ICL process is as follows:

First, they need to gather a group of highly interested libraries. They would like to attract libraries of all sizes and negotiate on their behalf. No one should assume that the pricing will be out of reach! Negotiation possibilities are increased with a larger group of interested libraries.

Second, they will negotiate with HUP for a customized offer for this group and then share the offer with the interested libraries via their consortial representative. No consortia or library will be asked for a final commitment until we have negotiated pricing.

Action Item:

Please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu if your library is interested in participating in an HUP Digital Loeb Classical Library offer, by February 5, 2015 (no commitments yet!). Please review more details about the collection content and the offer below.

The goal is to have pricing for your review early in 2015, and then we will seek commitments for final purchases. Libraries participating in the offer will be asked to agree to the terms of the LYRASIS central license.

About the Harvard University Press Digital Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Digital Library presents over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts in digital form allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content. An interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, The Digital Loeb includes accurate English translations of epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory and other documents of Greek and Latin Classical importance. You can request a free 60 day trial here.

Key features:

  • All Loeb volumes in print, including biannual editions
  • Toggle between single and dual language reading modes
  • Search across the full library in English, Latin, and Greek
  • Bookmark, organize, and annotate in a personal workspace
  • Share notes and reading lists with other users

HUP has shared list pricing for this series in order to provide a baseline for your consideration. If we are successful in building a strong group of libraries, the prices we will be able to negotiate will, of course, be lower than the list prices. The perpetual access option has a $400.00 annual access fee that is waived the first year.

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To support the Build-a-Group effort for the Harvard Digital Loeb Library, LYRASIS will host a series of informative webinars open to all members of our potential partner consortia. Gregory Kornbluh from HUP will conduct the webinars and will cover the resource functionality, tools, and a brief demonstration, etc.

Register for Harvard Digital Loeb Library Overview/Demo:

  • Tuesday, January 27th @10:00 am ET
  • Wednesday, January 28th @10:00 am ET
  • Wednesday, January 28th @1:00 pm ET

Gale Digital Collection Offer for CRL Members and Parnters

"Partners" includes Minitex. This offer runs through March 2015.

CRL is pleased to announce another year of a CRL+Partners+Friends offering engineered with GALE Cengage Learning. This year's offering is similar to past years in that it revolves around 1) new collections publishing in the Gale Digital Collections line, and 2) NCCO with a final opportunity as NCCO publishing is now officially completed.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 4: Middle East Bureaus Collection, 1967-2008
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 5: European Bureaus Collection, 1937-2003
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS 6: Washington D.C. Bureau Collection, 1915-1930
  • Brazilian and Portuguese History & Culture: The Oliviera Lima Library
  • Smithsonian 1: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Smithsonian 2: Trade Literature: The Merchandising of Industry
  • British Newspapers IV, 1785-1920

Along with preferential pricing, this year's offering also includes two service elements which are entirely new to the program, new to Gale, and in ways new to the market. Further information and trial access is available through the following link: www.galesupport.com/crl

Curriculum Alignments - Gale is offering our new curriculum alignment service, where we map your Gale resources to course syllabi, area studies, or even grant proposals. With these, faculty can see exactly where the library fits into their lesson plans, and students will know exactly where to go and what resources they need to complete their assignments. The number of alignments offered based on degree of current offer participation.

Data Mining & Textual Analysis - Data mining and textual analysis have become very important areas of focus in scholarly research, and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has worked closely with Gale in driving these areas as part of a cutting-edge offering from Gale. Gale is presently contacting over 250 of our partner library and archives, confirming that we have their permission to offer the content of our digital collections in a format that supports data mining and textual analysis goals.

When this process completes over the next month or two, upon customer request, Gale will deliver collection content for purchased Gale Digital Collections that may be used for data mining and textual analysis. Costing is planned to be simply the cost of producing the data sets and shipping and handling.

CRL Gale FALL Offer - Fall 2014.pdf

For the entire week of National Library Week, April 13 - 19, all of OUP's online products will be completely free for everyone in the US! Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether it is a school, a town/city, the government, a corporation, or a hospital, and we have freed up this unprecedented amount of content to show our appreciation for these libraries.

Simply use these login credentials on any of our online databases. No sign-ups are required!

Username: libraryweek
Password: libraryweek


For additional information, including a full list of the free online products, please visit our National Library Week webpage.

If you have questions or experience any technical difficulties please contact us at library.marketing@oup.com.

OUP's fiscal year ends March 31, 2104 and they are offering special pricing on select perpetual access products (offer valid until March 28, 2014)

For questions or to place an order, please contact OUP rep Emily Scott.

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Oxford Reference Library, a part of Oxford Reference, is a collection that offers in-depth research of terms, concepts, and people from specialist award-winning titles including the Oxford Companions and multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedias, as well as selected scholarly titles from other publishers. Libraries may select the individual titles that best enhance their collections.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford Reference Library titles from 2013 and 2014, and 40% on titles from prior to 2013


The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, with thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. Benezit is also unique in its superb coverage of obscure artists and inclusion of images of artists' signatures, monograms, and stamps. The digital edition provides art researchers with instant access to this unparalleled resource, as well as the ability to cross-search it with Grove Art Online and other essential Oxford art titles.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists


Oxford Islamic Studies Online is an authoritative, dynamic resource that brings together the best current scholarship in the field for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians to foster a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Containing chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, timelines, and lesson plans, and regularly updated with new content, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford Islamic Studies Online


Oxford Biblical Studies Online is a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history, integrating authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible. Easy to search and navigate, this site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary that can be viewed in a convenient side-by-side display. Oxford Biblical Studies Online is valuable for anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.

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The Oxford History of Western Music is an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin. The full text is available in an interactive digital format, with access to editorially selected links to relevant articles for subscribers to Grove Music Online. Brilliant observations, memorable musical analyses, and a panoramic sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music make this resource essential reading for anyone interested in this rich and diverse tradition.

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Learn Pirate with a Free Month of Mango

from Mango:

It's just around the corner: Sept. 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. So there's no better time to enjoy an all-time Mango favorite: the Pirate course.

Get your patrons to "parlay" in perfect Pirate and introduce them to Mango-style language learning. Check out how other organizations have celebrated the occasion and sign up for a free month of Mango so your library can join the fun.

Get Started.

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Don't forget, Mango offers Little Pim for your youngest buccaneers - so we've got your whole crew covered!

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