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June 17, 2008

ELM Portal Changes

We'd like to notify you about some changes for the ELM Portal as we work to increase access to the ELM resources.
 
Due to contractual restrictions, we will need to reinstate and require the use of public library barcodes to access the EBSCO databases via the ELM Portal. Our apologies for any inconvenience or confusion this may cause. Feedback from members of the MINITEX Policy Advisory Council indicated that we should continue to provide access through IP (Internet address) authentication to the rest of the ELM resources and use barcodes as a backup procedures when necessary.
 
The rest of the ELM Portal remains accessible to Minnesota residents with recognizable Minnesota-based Internet addresses. We'll monitor usage during the summer months.
 
If you have any questions, please be sure to let us know, http://elm4you.org/contact/.

EBSCOhost 2.0 updates!

Dear EBSCO Customer,
We are excited to announce that you and your user community now have the opportunity to try out the BETA version of EBSCOhost 2.0, right from the New Features page in EBSCOhost!
For some important details concerning the functionality of the BETA, click here. or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://support.epnet.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=3993.
Get a head start on how to use the new design, which will be fully implemented in July, by clicking on the Test Drive link on your EBSCOhost New Features page. (Access the New Features page from its link in the upper right corner of your EBSCOhost screen.)
Visit the EBSCOhost 2.0 Marketing web site (http://www.ebscohost.com/2.0) to view these helpful marketing tools:
  • Flash demonstration (run time: ten minutes, no audio)
  • PowerPoint
  • Full descriptions of the new features and functionality of EBSCOhost 2.0, including screen shots
  • Printable brochure
Visit EBSCO's 2.0 Support Center (http://support.epnet.com/ebscohost2) to access these support materials:
  • Printable poster
  • Help Sheets
  • User Guide, presented in topical sections to enable printing of the specific information you need
  • Online training registration form
The EBSCOhost 2.0 BETA will remain available on the New Features page for you to sample, until its final implementation in July. We will send you a final notification a few days before the cutover takes place.
Visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.ebsco.com) to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (http://support.epnet.com/contact/askus.php).

June 13, 2008

Gale's New Blog - The Sizzle

Going forward, to minimize the number of emails you get from Gale, you may read them at The Sizzle, Gale’s new blog intended to ensure your success. All product/content/technology enhancements will be posted here for all to discuss.

You may also sign up for an RSS feed (http://sizzle.gale.com/rss.xml) or email alert if you'd like this information pushed to you and your staff.