EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor

June 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

ARTstor images (over one million) will now be searchable in the EDS.  Great news for the discovery of multiple information formats in one location. More from the press release:  The ARTstor Digital Library will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) allowing mutual customers to use EDS to explore even more […]

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World Book content searchable on EBSCO Discovery Service

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an EBSCO press release:  A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and World Book, Inc. (World Book) will bring twelve popular reference tools into EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata, including full-text searching, for World Book resources will be added to the EDS Base Index allowing the World Book content to better impact searching through […]

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Credo Reference Content now Discoverable in EBSCO Discovery Service

March 10th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an email I received, also linked on PR Web: EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Credo Reference, the online reference service, have extended their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the […]

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Credo Adds New Publisher Collections

February 4th, 2011 · Comments Off

Credo announced earlier this week the addition of new publisher collections on the Credo Reference interface.  The following Collections are now available on Credo Reference: ABC-CLIO (4 Collections) – Artists of the American Mosaic, ABC-CLIO Collection, Contemporary World Issues, World Mythology Ashgate – Research Companions Collection Berg Publishing– Cultural Histories Collection Berkshire Publishing – Berkshire […]

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More Content Added to WorldCat Local

December 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off

From an OCLC Press Release:  In addition to the 200 million records contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide, 500 million items from leading publishers, aggregators and mass digitization efforts are also now accessible through WorldCat Local. OCLC has recently added content to WorldCat Local from EBSCO; Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Modern Language Association; ProQuest […]

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ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live

October 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.  It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.  A brief history: ALAMW Conference, 2009.  ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer […]

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eBook platform comparison chart

June 30th, 2010 · Comments Off

I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of the JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site at http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including:  Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and […]

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The A to Z of Electronic Reference Product Development – ALA session summary

June 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

RUSA (Reference & User Services Division of ALA) sponsored a panel discussion of the product development of electronic reference products.  It was organized by RUSA, with Joseph Yue of the University of California at the lead and moderated by  Kay Cassell from Rutgers SLIS.  The panel included Frank Menchaca from Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke from SAGE […]

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250 ABC-CLIO Titles Now Available Through GVRL

June 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, recently announced a partnership with ABC-CLIO to distribute select titles from ABC-CLIO’s eBook collection through Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Directed toward users of public and academic libraries, nearly 250 eBooks have been selected from a variety of disciplines including history, humanities, current events and general interest.  These titles introduce resources […]

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Publishers beef up on eBook offerings

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off

Today’s LJ Academic Newswire reported on Database Marketplace 2010.  They listed several new interfaces and features from eBook publishers.  For the full story, visit the LJ Academic Newswire.

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