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February 28, 2008

EBSCO's New Interface - Coming Soon!

This is important information to ELM users in Minnesota!  Five of the fifteen ELM databases use the EBSCOhost interface!

EBSCO Publishing is pleased to announce plans to update the EBSCOhost interface in the summer of 2008. Since the last EBSCOhost major interface redesign in 2002, there have been many technological advancements, many of which we will incorporate into EBSCOhost 2.0. We are pleased to provide you with an early preview of the key features of EBSCOhost 2.0. Some of the key updates will include: • A cleaner, simpler user interface • Related Images readily available beside the Result List • Results directly from NewsBank • Instant article previews from mouse-over action • Expand/Collapse side panels • Search history displayed above Result list • SmartText Searching to provide full results from partial Find field terms • Multi-database access to Authority files • URLs that can be bookmarked • A convenient, streamlined Cite process for all citation styles We have also created an EBSCOhost 2.0 Flash overview, available here, and additional detailed information that describes all of the above features, here. (If you cannot open this link, please copy and paste this URL into your browser to see the details on EBSCO's Support Site: http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=969) In early March, additional support information regarding EBSCOhost 2.0 will be available on the EBSCO Support Site, including FAQ's, help sheets, user guides, online training sessions, and more.

February 13, 2008

WorldCat Collection Analysis now offers the features that matter most to public libraries!

Join global product manager, Glenda Lammers, for an online demonstration of the new version of WorldCat Collection Analysis designed for public libraries and similar institutions. Glenda will show you how WorldCat Collection Analysis can help you make the most of your acquisitions budget with precise data that reveals the strengths and gaps in your collection.
Date: February 26th
Time: 2-3PM Eastern Time
Please note:
  • This webinar is intended for public libraries who currently do not subscribe to the standard version of WorldCat Collection Analysis
  • Additional questions about the new version of the product should be directed to Glenda Lammers: lammersg@oclc.org

February 12, 2008

Gale Implements Google Scholar

From Gary Ross, Senior Director of Technical Sales: Gale is pleased to announce that we have recently entered into an agreement with OCLC for the provision of WorldCat Link Manager Services to support Gale’s implementation of Google Scholar on a worldwide basis.  Under the agreement, OCLC will be providing Google Holdings XML files and Open URL resolution services to support access, through the World Wide Web, to Gale’s Academic OneFile for Gale’s consortia and major account customers.  This service will be rolled out this Spring and will enable access for over 12,000 libraries.  It is anticipated that over 100 million people will have access to Gale resources through Gale’s Google Scholar implementation.