Entries Tagged as 'Interfaces/Platforms'

University Press of Mississippi joins UPSO, select chapters free for one month

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Passing on more news of free content from Oxford University Press.  This time it is to celebrate the launch of Mississippi Scholarship Online.  See below for more details. We are thrilled to announce that Mississippi Scholarship Online has launched on University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)! The University Press of Mississippi is the sixteenth press to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · University Press · Vendor News

Oxford University Press offers free content for National Library Week

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

New York, NY, April 7, 2014–In celebration of National Library Week in the US (April 13 -19, 2014), a week taken to highlight the value of libraries and librarians, Oxford University Press (OUP) will be making all OUP online products, excluding journals, freely available in the US. This free access will begin on April 13 […]

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EBSCO eBooks adds 30,000 Random House titles

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Great news from EBSCO and Random House.  The full press release is below.  If you want to skip to the title list, go here:  For more information on EBSCO eBooks and featured collections including Random House titles, go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/ebooks/popular-fiction IPSWICH, Mass. — April 8, 2014 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular […]

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OverDrive sunsets Media Console app for BlackBerry

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Received this email from OverDrive.  Not surprising, the BlackBerry app isn’t seeing a lot of traffic. Dear Library Partner, Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices.

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Mobile Devices · Public Libraries · Vendor News

Gale launches several new digital collections; adds to Gale Artemis: Primary Sources

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 26, 2014 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of several new Gale Digital Collections products for academic and special libraries, as well as additions to the Gale Artemis: Primary Sources platform.   “The […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Press Releases · Vendor News

Japanese-language content added to WorldCat

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

NetAdvance and OCLC to add Japanese-language content to WorldCat DUBLIN, Ohio,March 28, 2014—OCLC and NetAdvance are working together to add metadata from the JapanKnowledge and JK Books collections to WorldCat, the world’s most comprehensive online catalog of library resources, increasing discovery and access to these rich Japanese-language resources.

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WorldCat Discovery Services now available

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Libraries using FirstSearch can now move to a richer discovery experience OCLC has launched WorldCat Discovery Services, making it possible for library staff and users currently using FirstSearch to move to a richer discovery experience. WorldCat Discovery has been developed and refined based on input and feedback from a 30-member Advisory Group and more than […]

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17,000 Penguin ebooks available to U.S. school libraries via OverDrive

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

CLEVELAND—March 28, 2014—OverDrive announced today that more than 17,000 Penguin Group (USA) eBooks are now available for school digital libraries in the United States. Educators now have access to Penguin Group’s full catalog of bestselling and classic titles, previously offered only to public libraries.

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17 Knowledge Unlatched titles now available

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments

I received an email from Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Directory of Knowledge Unlatched.  She provided an update on the progress of unlatching the first collection of open access books.  Here are the highlights of her message: We have now begun the process of making the Pilot Collection available, discoverable and accessible on a Creative Commons license via […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Interfaces/Platforms · New Products · Open Access · Vendor News

Britannica unveils new reference and research site for libraries – all ages, all devices

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

I took the new Britannica research site for a very quick spin.  It’s a clean, colorful interface with intuitive icons, links, and features – very easy to navigate.  The landing page features three search boxes, each specialized for a different age group (curious if we can choose one as a default depending on our library […]

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