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EasyBib Integrates with EBSCO Resources

from EBSCO:

EBSCO information Services and EasyBib have made it possible to directly export citations from EBSCO resources to EasyBib. The integration creates an effortless way for students and researchers to ethically use their resources.

EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking and research tools. It is an accurate, fast and comprehensive way for educators to teach students how to become effective and organized researchers. EBSCO provides research content through hundreds of databases and historical archives as well as the ability to explore the library's collection through a single search box via EBSCO Discovery Service™.

With the EBSCO integration with EasyBib, library users simply have to select the article they want to cite from one of the hundreds of EBSCO databases, historical archives or EBSCO Discovery Service and click on the EasyBib option in the export process. The user's EasyBib account will open and allow the citation to be imported.

EasyBib Co-CEO and Co-Founder Neal Taparia says that the integration with EBSCO resources follows EasyBib's dedication to improve the product and partner with the best resources available. "Our commitment to providing the best citation and research management tool is further improved with this recent integration. As one of the foremost database and discovery technologies in the world, EBSCO is an ideal partner in our goal to provide the best tools and resources to educators worldwide.

According to EBSCO Senior Director of Product Management Harry Kaplanian, the ability to export citations to EasyBib helps to support information literacy and proper research habits. "EBSCO helps library users access content from many sources. The integration with EasyBib allows those users to give proper credit to those sources easily when using the widely used and helpful research management tool, EasyBib."

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

from Gale:

Recognizing the benefit of data analysis for the digital humanities field, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis - the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action - helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research.

"Gale is taking an important, industry-leading step by making content available for researchers in this way," said Frank Menchaca, senior vice president for global product management at Gale. "Data mining coupled with our new curriculum alignment service, in which Gale maps an institution's library resources to specific areas of faculty research and course focus, is helping our academic customers realize even more value for their investment with Gale."

Gale will deliver content upon customer request and in a cost-effective manner for the use of data mining and textual analysis. Content from most Gale Digital Collections, including essential research databases like Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, as well as content from Gale's extensive newspaper archives and other collections will be made available. In addition to content, Gale is offering new textual analysis tools within the digital archives to assist researchers who may not have programming experience or digital humanities programs at their institution. "Term cluster" and "term frequency" tools will sort through the text and index terms from the content, generating visual displays of information to help researchers easily identify relationships between words and phrases.

For more information on the program, please register for Gale's webcast "Data Mining and Text Analytics: Gale at the Forefront of Providing Content Set," scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19th at 3pm EST.

For questions or to speak with a Gale spokesperson, please contact Kristina Massari at kristina.massari@cengage.com. Interested customers may also contact their Gale representative for more information.

EBSCO Introduces Flipster™

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 Flipster, 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.

Britannica Online Academic Edition Is Moving...

from Britannica:

Starting October 23, 2014, Britannica Online Academic Edition will be transitioning to a new URL, academic.eb.com. Customers with existing links to search.eb.com will be automatically redirected to this URL on this date. Those customers linking to britannica.com will need to make sure they change those links to academic.eb.com to avoid any issues with access. Any customer on Britannica.com (accessing via IP, cookie, or referring URL) will be alerted that they have access to the academic.eb.com address. Please make sure to advise your institution's remote users of the change in address. Should your institution use a proxy server, suggested proxy settings are included.

Suggested proxy settings:

  • NeverProxy media.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy cache-media.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-1.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-2.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy media-3.web.britannica.com
  • NeverProxy atlas.eb.com
  • T Britannica - Academic
  • U http://academic.eb.com
  • D eb.com
  • H www.academic.eb.com
  • H search.eb.com
  • H www.search.eb.com
  • T Britannica - Consumer
  • U http://britannica.com
  • D britannica.com
  • H www.britannica.com

Should you have any questions regarding access or your Britannica subscription, please contact your edsupport@eb.com or your Britannica Representative.

from MUSE:

Interested in what topics are trending on MUSE? Curious as to whether your journal article or book appears on the list of content downloaded most often by MUSE users? Now you can find that information on the new Frequently Downloaded Content feature just launched on Project MUSE. The new feature lists journal articles and books downloaded most often by MUSE users around the world.

The Frequently Downloaded Content lists the top 10 items downloaded most often in a given month organized into several categories including frequency by research area, by journal, by publisher, and combined book and journal content overall.

Faculty and students can see the topics other MUSE users are reading and researching. Authors will be interested in tracking the frequency with which their published articles or books appear on the list (information that may be of particular value to your faculty and graduate students). Journal and book publishers will now have a general scan of what MUSE users are reading.

Access the link for Frequently Downloaded Content from the MUSE home page or bookmark the page directly, http://muse.jhu.edu/frequently_downloaded.

New Promotional Item: Subject Brochures

Designed with faculty and graduate students in mind, the brochures highlight new and key content in major subject areas in MUSE. Each brochure features distinguished journals in that subject, new journals joining MUSE, and a selection of new MUSE/UPCC books in that subject. The five subject brochures offered initially are:

  • Film, Theater and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Social Sciences

The brochures may be helpful with outreach to faculty and graduate students by creating awareness of the depth of content available in MUSE journal and book collections. Order a supply of each subject using the request form found on http://muse.jhu.edu/about/librarians/promotional_material.html. We welcome your ideas for other subjects to include!

COUNTER 4 Compliant Usage Statistics

MUSE statistics are now compliant with Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. MUSE has been providing COUNTER 4 statistics since January; however, after the successful completion of an audit, MUSE statistics are now officially compliant with Release 4 of COUNTER. Download your MUSE usage statistics at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/stats.html. As a convenience to libraries, MUSE will continue to provide statistics in COUNTER 3 format through the end of this year.

If you have any questions, please contact MUSE Customer Support at muse@press.jhu.edu for assistance.

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:

An agreement between Choice magazine, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (a division of the American Library Association) and EBSCO Information Services will highlight the EBSCO eBooks that have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles. This agreement will allow librarians to easily identify and acquire the titles that have been designated as excellent in presentation and scholarship, bringing exceptional support to the research of their students and faculty and increasing the value of their overall library collection.

Founded in 1964, Choice has been the premier source for reviews of academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education for over 50 years. Each year, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice for the previous year. The selective list enjoys the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community and represents approximately 10 percent of the works reviewed in Choice each year.

EBSCO eBooks offers more than 600,000 e-books and audiobooks and 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. Visit: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks for more information.

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.

Enhancement to WorldCat Record Access for EBSCO eBooks

from EBSCO:

We are pleased to announce that beginning in August, OCLC will offer less-than-full records (LTF) for EBSCO titles. With this change you can begin receiving expedited WorldCat records for any newly available eBook purchased from EBSCO. A LTF record is defined as a record in WorldCat which may lack some metadata elements (such as call number or subject heading), or, as born-digital record created exclusively with data provided by EBSCO.

What this means for you is that now you have a choice to receive LTF records, should full-level records not be available at the time of purchase. In addition to the new LTF offering, OCLC will offer the option to have records delivered again, once they have been upgraded to full-level records. If you would like to preview an LTF record, sample records are available upon request.

To get started with LTF records click here to complete the form and return it via email to oclcmetadatacatsvcs@oclc.org, no later than August 21, 2014 to guarantee delivery of LTF records as soon as they are available. If you do not respond by this date no change will be made to your current profile and your library will continue to receive only full-level records. For more information on LTF records, visit the FAQ on the EBSCO Support Site:http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=7454.

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