Entries Tagged as 'Discovery'

Credo’s Topic Pages will be enhanced with WorldCat results

April 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Credo Reference Press Release:  Boston and Oxford, (April 18, 2012) – OCLC and Credo Reference are pleased to announce a special collaboration project aimed to increase collection visibility and usage with library users. Credo’s Topic Pages will now be enhanced with WorldCat results to show local library materials alongside other timely, relevant Web […]

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World Bank releases the Open Knowledge Repository with open access and creative commons licensing

April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Big news from the World Bank.  They have launched their Open Knowledge Repository and will support open access and creative commons licensing for much of its research and publications.  Here is more from a news article on the World Bank site: April 10, 2012 – Two years after opening its vast storehouse of data to […]

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New EBSCOhost Collection Manager released

April 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  IPSWICH, Mass. — April 10, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is making it easier for library staff to search for e-books and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for e-books and audiobooks by title, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Audio Books · Discovery · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Vendor News

OCLC Completes Transfer of Licensed Databases to EBSCO

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  DUBLIN, Ohio, March 1, 2012—OCLC has transferred to EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) the rights to license publisher-owned databases that are currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch reference service. This transaction is intended to complete the cooperative’s transition out of the role of content reseller. OCLC is focusing on management and access […]

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EBSCO Discovery Service adds China/Asia On Demand content

February 15th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Feb. 14th EBSCO press release:  A new partnership between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oriprobe Information Services Inc. will allow content from China/Asia On Demand (CAOD) to be accessible within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). The agreement allows for metadata from this valuable collection of research literature from Asia to be added to the Base […]

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Full text from Elsevier’s ScienceDirect available via WorldCat Local

February 1st, 2012 · Comments Off

OCLC and Elsevier have expanded their partnership to improve discovery of content.  More from the press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, January 31, 2012—OCLC and Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information products and services worldwide, have signed an agreement that will make the full text from Elsevier’s SciVerse ScienceDirect journals and e-books […]

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Interview with Mike Sweet of Credo Reference

January 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Recently Credo Reference launched a service called literati.  Literati adds a new dimension to Credo Reference and Topic Pages by bringing together technology, content, tools, and services.  To learn more about Literati, listen to the interview with Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference. The NSR interviews page offers nearly 50 audio interviews with publishers, librarians, […]

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Articles of Interest

January 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com Reddit to Black Itself Out Next […]

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OCLC to add Books24x7 records to WorldCat

January 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

I’ve received two emails today with information about the OCLC/Books24x7 announcement regarding Books24x7  records in WorldCat.  The first is from Books24x7 which offers specific details on the available records and procedures for downloading.  The second is from OCLC and is more general information about the partnership. Books24x7 press release: Books24x7 is pleased to announce that […]

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Credo Reference introduces literati

December 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

I’m sorry I missed posting this press release from Credo.  They are launching a new product – literati.  It’s in beta now with January 2012 set for a live launch.  The design and purpose of the product sounds very intriguing (multi channel design, increase dialog b/t librarians and students, information at the point of need, […]

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