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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 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.


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:

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

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.


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.

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

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.

For a limited time, save 20% on the purchase of Oxford History of Western Music

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.


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

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

To join this meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
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.
Audio conference information
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:
Toll-free dialing restrictions:

Access code:711 773 050

The Minitex Spring e-resources trials are available for the month of April, and with the trials:

Britannica Image Quest is now available at a special value for you!

Because Minitex provides your institution access to Britannica Online through ELM, you are now eligible for a 40% discount on another of Britannica's most popular online resources, Image Quest. But, you need to act soon because this special offer expires on June 30th, 2013.

Image Quest offers:

  • Immediate access to three million rights-cleared educational images from over 50 proprietary sources, including Dorling Kindersley, Getty, The Granger Collection, the National Geographic Society, and Oxford Scientific - all at one safe, advertising-free site;
  • Complete citations and metadata for each image, including the source, copyright holder, caption, and related keywords, on one page;
  • Ease of use - search, download, print, e-mail, or save images for standards-based lesson plans, assignments, research reports, school Web sites, or newsletters with only a few simple keystrokes.

We encourage you to preview Image Quest to see for yourself what a great value it is, especially at 40% off its regular price. Use the following user name and password for the next 60 days to preview Image Quest at

User Name: minitex
Password: trial

If you would like a quote, please contact Minitex or John Russell at Britannica.

De Gruyter/Harvard University Press ebook Collections Offer

De Gruyter is offering two collections--titles from 2013 and titles from 2011-2012 from Harvard University Press. The collections come wtih no DRM and unlimited use. De Gruyter has priced these collections on their nine Carngie-based tiers. The 2013 collection contains 166 titles, and the 2011-2012 collection contains 231 titles.

Minitex is please to be working with a group of consortia to extend this De Gruyter/HUP offer sponsored by ARL. It is a "the-more-the-merrier" type of deal. There are two participation levels set to achieve discounts for the collections; they are as follows:

  • 15-29 Libraries
  • 30+ Libraries

If you are interested in a title list and pricing, please contact Anne Hatinen.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts Pricing Now Available

Minitex is now offering ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States.

Please contact CPERS for pricing.

ProQuest has created a website with further information, including a recorded webinar.

Order confirmations are due to Minitex by Friday, November 30. Access to Statistical Abstracts will begin in December 2012 and expire December 31, 2013 (so, the subscription date for all Minitex subscriptions will run from January 1 through December 31).

Contact CPERS for pricing or questions.

Alexander Street Press Filmmakers Library Online Giveaway

from Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is broadening the reach of scholarly video in libraries across the United States with a giveaway of 52 subscriptions to Filmakers Library Online.

One library from each state--plus the District of Columbia and Canada--will be selected to receive a year free access. University, research, and public libraries that are new to digital video are encouraged to apply and find out firsthand why vivid streaming video delivers data in a way no other medium can.

The featured collection, Filmakers Library Online, contains more than 1,000 high-quality, issue-based documentaries and independent films from around the world--over 800 hours of content in all. Films in the collection were hand-selected to meet the needs of researchers and teaching faculty in a wide variety of disciplines: from race and gender studies, international relations, and criminal justice to the environment, bioethics, psychology, and the arts. Library Journal named the collection a 2011 Editor's Choice Award winner, and Booklist declared it "highly recommended."

Qualified institutions are encouraged to apply online.

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