Category Archives: Collection Development

EBSCO launches eBook business collection

EBSCO announced today a new eBook collection (over 9,400 titles) designed specifically for academic and business school libraries.  The full title and/or publisher lists are not on the EBSCO website at this time.  You’ll have to contact your rep for details.

IPSWICH, Mass. — September 9, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the launch of eBook Business Collection, a comprehensive subscription collection of business e-books intended to meet the content needs of students in their research, special projects, and entrepreneurial quests. Continue reading

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and more.

68 Essential Resources for eBooks in Libraries

eBooks are a constant topic in library news today.  If you’re just getting caught up or striving to keep current, here are 68 resources that will put you in-the-know and help you make an informed decision about implementing eBooks in your library. Continue reading

Interview with Heather McCormack from 3M Cloud Library

Heather McCormack is the Collection Development Manager for 3M’s Cloud Library.  I had a nice interview with Heather at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  Talk about an expert in content!  Heather knows her authors, genres, publishers, and tools to make collecting ebooks a simple task for libraries.  In the interview she discusses 3Ms new tool – CAT (Catalog Acquisition Tool), introduced back in April of 2013, new content at the 3M Clould Library, and the many ebook collections she has developed in her short time at 3M.  Heather and I also discuss the conspiracy of librarians and all things cat.  Sorry, there are no photos of cats in this interview!

ebrary launches new German-language e-book database

4,500 hundred titles in this new German-language collection featuring several prominent publishers.  Subscription pricing available. More from the press release:

ebrary Launches Deutsche Sammlung – Company releases German-language e-book subscription database covering multiple disciplines

Palo Alto, CA – March 12, 2013 – ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new German-language e-book subscription database for academic libraries. The ebrary Deutsche Sammlung collection includes STM, humanities and arts disciplines – and features more than 4,500 titles from publishers such as De Gruyter, Aarhus University Press, International Monetary Fund, Ohne Verlag, and Frank & Timme GmbH. The collection can be subscribed to on its own, or in conjunction with the award-winning Academic Complete™ collection.

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EBSCO releases 23 new eBook subject sets

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 19, 2013 — Librarians have a convenient way to begin or expand their e-book collection with 23 new eBook Subjects Sets from EBSCO Publishing. The eBook Subject Sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topic areas chosen to meet libraries’ needs while simplifying collection development.

This latest release of eBook Subject Sets addresses the demand from libraries for more offerings in religion and theology; ethnic and cultural studies; literary criticism and writing; and engineering. The new eBook Subject Sets are: Continue reading

EBSCO creates ebooks subscription collections for engineering and technology professionals

New collections from EBSCO announced earlier this week.  More info from the press release below.

EngineeringCore and ITCoreE-book Subscription Collections Provide Access to Thousands of E-book Titles for Learning and Research

IPSWICH, Mass. — February 5, 2013 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released EngineeringCore and ITCore , two e-book subscription collections designed to support the learning and reference needs of engineering and technology professionals. The collections are available as annual subscriptions that give users unlimited access to all titles. Continue reading

EBSCO now offering the eBook Public Library Collection

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released the eBook Public Library Collection   which includes over 25,000 general reference e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology.

According to the press release:

The collection will provide libraries with a substantial selection in the areas of self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion. In addition to the larger concentrations listed, above, eBook Public Library Collection also features recreation and leisure, geography, commerce, finance, the family, marriage, women, folklore, social and public welfare, and home economics.

eBook Public Library Collection is offered as an annual subscription and includes unlimited simultaneous access for users, and titles are continually added at no additional cost. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. eBook Public Library Collection also offers unlimited downloads to a variety of devices.

Douglas County Libraries and Impelsys partner on an acquisitions dashboard

I’m a big fan of Douglas County Libraries.  They are innovative trail blazers.  This press release from December 27, 2012 is another example of their innovation.  They are partnering with Impelsys to create an acquisitions dashboard.  This sounds similar to the dashboards available at other vendors, where a publisher can send all title metadata and the DCL collections staff can browse, search, and purchase needed titles.  The product will be available to other libraries after beta testing.  Here is more from the DCL press release:

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) in Colorado is testing a new acquisitions dashboard developed in partnership with Impelsys, a company that works with publishers to deliver and market eContent.

The dashboard will allow DCL’s collection development and acquisitions staff to receive new title metadata directly from DCL’s publisher partners. A publisher new to the DCL family of partners could upload its entire catalog to the dashboard, which facilitates easy receipt and assessment of item records, cover art, subjects, prices, etc. Continue reading

EBSCO releases new K-8 and High School eBook Collections aligned with Common Core

From an EBSCO Press Release on November 01, 2012

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its growth of e-book products with two new grade appropriate e-book subscription collections for the school market. eBook K-8 Collection™ and eBook High School Collection™ are available for schools looking to find full-text e-books specifically catered to their needs. The collections align with Common Core guidelines for Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12 in English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.

K-8 Collection contains nearly 4,800 titles and eBook High School Collection includes nearly 5,100 titles with new titles added to each collection quarterly. Each collection includes content that spans all academic subjects and incorporates selections of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference material appropriate for their grade levels. Continue reading