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Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Central Time)

When a vendor hands you an electronic resources agreement, do you blithely sign the license without reading it, relying on the vendor's assurances that all oral promises are included? Or, if you do slog through the multiple pages of fine print, do you know what you are reading? What are the implications for interlibrary loan, patron usage, reserves, coursepacks, or long-term access? The presenter, CLIC Executive Director Ruth Dukelow, is an attorney and a librarian with many years of experience reviewing electronic resources licenses for libraries. In this session, she will cover the major provisions and pitfalls to look for when negotiating an electronic resources license.

Ruth Dukelow is the executive director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, better known as CLIC. CLIC is a consortium of seven private college and university libraries in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Ruth is both an attorney and a librarian, with experience reviewing electronic licenses for libraries and working with library copyright issues.

Join a live product demonstration with Oxford University Press featuring Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online. During the virtual presentation, editors Alodie Larson (OAO) and Anna-Lise Santella (OMO) will field questions and discuss new and forthcoming additions. Jessica Chesnutt, our Senior Online Product Specialist, will then guide you through the products, highlighting how your end-users can best access the authoritative content.

If you have a question that you would like to ask the presenters in advance, please submit it here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 2:00 PM (EST)
Register here (select 'Register' at the bottom of the page)

The session should last approximately one hour, and will be recorded.

ProQuest Statistical Week Webinar Series

ProQuest will be celebrating statistical week with a series of webinars focusing on two of their resources, Statistical Insight and Statistical Abstracts.

Statistical Insight : US Federal statistical content
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 3pm Eastern Daylight Time
This webinar will look at the US Federal statistical offerings in Statistical Insight. Long time users will recognize ASI (or American Statistical Index) as the premiere index to statistics produced by the U.S. government.

Statistical Insight : US State government, business, and research institute statistical content
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 11am Eastern Daylight Time

This webinar will look at the US State government, business, and research institute statistical publications in Statistical Insight. Long time users will recognize SRI (or Statistics Reference Index) as the premiere index to statistics produced by US State government, business, and research institutes.

Statistical Insight: International Statistical content
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 11am Eastern Daylight Time

This webinar will look at the international statistical publications in Statistical Insight. Long time users will recognize IIS (or the Index to International Statistics) as the premiere index to statistics produced by international organizations such as the UN, EU, IBRD, and more specialized IGOs.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11am, Eastern Daylight Time

One of the most widely held statistical annuals in the world, the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. has been produced by ProQuest, starting with the 2013 edition. This webinar shows you the what's in the new ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States Online Edition and how the PDFs and spreadsheets can be put to use in your library.

Statistical Abstracts of the World
Friday, September 27, 2013, 1pm Eastern Daylight Time

In this webinar we'll be looking at our newest offering, the ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the World, a collection of statistical abstracts from approximately 40 countries. These tables from the publications will be both individually and cross-searchable. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations and research firms will also be included.

Contact ProQuest rep Jane Hetherington with questions or comments.

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 for more information about these exciting enhancements.

Learn more at or email

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

Springer eBook Collections Special Offer and Webinars

from Springer:

We are pleased to announce an offer for the Springer eBook collections. In addition to offering their 2012 collection at a consortium discount, Springer is also offering special pricing for its journal subscriptions if your institution also purchases the 2012 eBook collection. This offer may be of interest to your library because it is a one-time purchase to obtain the entire Springer 2012 collection, which includes 4,725 titles across 12 subject disciplines, and/or the 2013 journal subscription list for over 1,500 journals. Institutions with smaller FTEs may want to pay special attention to this offer, for the cost per title in this offer is very attractive.

Description and Content
Springer's eBooks and journals are unique among STM offerings, featuring an unparalleled volume of content on an expansive range of topics. The Springer eBooks consist of monographs, eBook series, Major Reference Works (MRWs) and textbooks. Springer is the largest STM book publisher, publishing more books annually than the second, third, fourth and fifth largest STM book publishers combined. Springer estimates an output of 4,725 eBooks in 2012 across 12 subject collections. Some other distinguishing features of the Springer eBooks include:

  • One-time purchase and ongoing access. Like books on a library shelf, Springer eBooks are perpetually accessible.
  • Unlimited concurrent usage and remote access. If a class, program, or institution needs access to an eBook at the same time, all patrons will have access. Regardless of location, IP-authenticated patrons will have full access to a library's Springer eBooks.
  • No digital rights management. Springer eBooks feature unlimited downloading and printing, and can be read on any eReader. Chapters can easily be incorporated into course packs, and are even eligible for inter-library loan.
  • Free OCLC MARC records. Discovery is vital, and usage studies indicate more than half of Springer eBooks usage comes from OPACs. One-third of usage comes from Google, Google Books and Google Scholar, where Springer is full-text indexed. If patrons are IP-authenticated, they can get one-click access from Google directly into Springer eBooks.
  • Print-On-Demand eBooks. Patrons have the option to order a personal print copy of any Springer eBook that a library owns for $24.95 through Springer's MyCopy option. MyCopy editions of Springer eBooks are soft-cover grayscale print copies which arrive in about a week, and are paid for by the end-user, with shipping and handling included.

Pricing is based on Carnegie classification. For more information contact your licensing manager or attend a webinar. Click here to register for the webinar at 10:30 am (CST) on Thursday, September 6th or Click here to register for the webinar on Monday, October 8th.

Please email your licensing manager for a more complete description of the contents of this collection:

Andrew Gardner, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in Minnesota

Maura Diamond, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in Minnesota

David Hamilton, Academic Licensing Manager
Master's-Large, Doctoral, Research and ARLs in North Dakota and South Dakota

Kay Makanju, Academic Account Manager
Master's-Medium, Master's-Smaller, Baccalaureate, Associates in North Dakota and South Dakota

Stock up on Quick Reference Guides for your APA Databases

from APA:

The American Psychological Association has Quick Reference Guides available
on all of our major platforms. Please feel free to download the guides and link
them to any course management system you use.

The Quick Reference Guides were developed for novice users searching
PsycINFO on various vendor platforms. They are ideal for library
training. Currently, we have a Quick Reference Guide for searching PsycINFO

EBSCOhost (
OvidSP (
ProQuest (

The guides can be viewed online at the Librarian's Resource Center
( Look under Visit the Search
Help and Training Center for the link to available search guides
If you would like a quantity of these pocket sized guides mailed to you, please
email us at Be sure to indicate which vendor platform you
use, how many you would like (up to 500 at a time), and your complete
mailing address.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts webinars

ProQuest is offering webinars to introduce Statistical Abstracts.

Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878, The
Statistical Abstract of the United States is the best-known
statistical reference publication in the country, and perhaps, the
world. You'll find it behind nearly every reference desk in U.S.
libraries as the authoritative go-to source.

In the spring of 2011, the Census Bureau announced that the edition
that year would be the last one produced at government expense.
Despite protests from librarians and journalists and despite petitions
to Congress, the Census Bureau unit that published the Statistical
Abstract was eliminated. Its elimination resulted not from a decline
in the popularity or perceived value of statistical compilations, but
from the need to reduce agency spending while supporting new and
existing data collection efforts.

ProQuest has now taken on responsibility for updating and releasing
this publication, the most used statistical reference tool in U.S.
libraries. We bring to this task 35 years of experience acquiring,
abstracting, and indexing Federal Government statistical publications
and tables.

Please attend this short webinar to learn more about the ProQuest
Statistical Abstract of the United States
- available in the Fall of
2012- by clicking on one of the links below and registering:

  • Introduction to the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States August 24, 2012 3:30 p.m. (Eastern time)
  • Introduction to the ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
    August 31, 2012
    11 a.m. (Eastern time)

ebrary Summer School is in Session!

from ebrary:

In addition to the joys of enjoying a well-deserved vacation and welcoming a new fiscal year, summer is also a great time to get all of the tools you need to make the most of your investment in ebrary!

We are pleased to offer you a curriculum of 10 different 1-hour live webinar sessions ranging from ebrary 101 to MARC records and discoverability. Please see below for all course descriptions and dates offered. After each class, each registered participant will receive a copy of the 'Class Notes' - a summary of important points from the session.

Register for Summer School today!

To register for ebrary Summer School, please click here. You may take as few or as many classes as you'd like! We ask that you please register by July 18th to determine whether there are enough attendees to offer each course, but you may still register after this date as well.

For questions or additional information, please email Kelli Gonzalez, ebrary Account Executive.

from Project MUSE:

New Project MUSE Platform Goes Live January 1, 2012

Tutorials Now Available

Project MUSE's redesigned platform, incorporating both books and journals in an integrated interface, goes live on January 1, 2012. A preview of the new platform is available on our beta site at Over 300 free sample books remain accessible on the beta site through the end of 2011.

Two video tutorials for searching and browsing within the new interface are now available. Additional instructional materials will be provided shortly after the platform launch. View and share the new tutorials here:

The new platform will provide digital access to over 14,000 books from 66 university presses and related scholarly publishers, alongside MUSE's over 500 electronic journals. A search box on every page of the site offers users the option of searching both books and journals, or filtering by content type prior to running the search. At the search results level, users may again filter to just books or just journals.

At launch on January 1, all of the books in MUSE's new UPCC Book Collections will be visible in search results and when browsing on the platform. Users at libraries which have purchased or subscribed to book collections on MUSE will have full-text access to content from those collections.

MUSE will provide a one-month preview period during January 2012 to allow librarians and scholars to discover the significant breadth and depth of both book and journal content available on Project MUSE. At the end of the preview period, January 31, 2012, search results will default to only content to which the searcher has full-text access. At this point, users will have the option to toggle the search to show all available books and journals relevant to a search, if desired.

Further highlights of the new Project MUSE platform include:

  • Faceted searching, with options to filter search results by subject area, author, and language of publication
  • Enhanced browsing by subject area, title, or publisher, across books and journals or filtered by content type
  • Powerful new hierarchical subject structure, allowing users to drill down to the most relevant content
  • Search box on each page of the site, with predictive search terms
  • New access icons to help users clearly identify content to which they have paid access, free sample content, and open access content
  • Discovery and research tools at both the book and journal article level, including More by This Author and Related Content links, citation downloading/exporting, and social sharing
  • "Search Inside..." feature for both books and journals
  • DOIs at title and chapter level for books, article level for journals

The beta site and the current site will continue to operate in parallel until December 31, 2011, with the new platform going live January 1, 2012. The Project MUSE URL remains Links to scholarly content in MUSE (journal articles and issues) will not be affected by the platform change, but libraries and users which have bookmarked informational pages within the site may need to update these bookmarks after the January 1 transition.

To reiterate, for the one-month preview period of January 2012, searches on the new platform will default to displaying all relevant book and journal results, unless the user selects to filter to only books or only journals at the time of searching. After January 31, 2012, search results will default to only that journal and/or book content to which a user has full-text access.

Questions about the platform transition, UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, or related issues may be directed to Project MUSE Customer Support at

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