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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Charleston Conference – Semantic Technology

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Darrell Gunter, CEO of Gunter Media Group, Adam Marshall of Portland Press and Thane Kerner of Silver Chair presented on semantic technology and getting up to speed to better serve your user community. Each of the speakers posed 5 Questions with 5 Answers What prompted you to engage semantic technology into your products/applications? Darrell Gunter […]

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Charleston Conference, eBook Access Models and Technology

November 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University, spoke about access models for eBooks, specifically with mobile devices and dedicated eReaders. Lisa spoke about barriers to access stating that restrictive DRM, licensing, and incompatible formats are all barriers to accessibility of eBooks.  Additionally, devices all have different loading options. Librarians have to […]

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Alexander Street Press Launches Send-to-Mobile Functionality

October 7th, 2010 · Comments Off

ASP just announced new functionality for their video products.  The following is from an email from ASP:  I am pleased to let you know that we now have “Send-to-Mobile” functionality for our video collections as well as our streaming music collections. Videos in Dance in Video and Opera in Video can now be sent to […]

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E-Everything: Putting it All Together, A Charleston Preconference

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

On Wednesday, November 3rd the 30th Annual Charleston Conference will begin with a series of pre-conferences.  One of them is called E-everything: Putting it All Together.  Details of the program and speakers are listed below.  If you are interested in attending, you can register online. E-Everything: Putting it All Together Electronic resources continue to flood […]

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ALA Session – Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries, and End-Users

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

You are cordially invited to the Electronic Resources Management Interest Group ALCTS/LITA meeting at ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Program: Challenges of Implementing eBooks for Publishers, Libraries and End-Users Date: Friday, June 25th, 2010 Time:  4:00pm—5:15pm Location: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room Speakers: Aaron Wood, Director of Software Product Management, Alexander Street Press. Former Metadata […]

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Alexander Street Press – Free Access to Ethnographic Video Online

April 27th, 2010 · Comments Off

Originally posted at Points Of Reference blog, 4-27-10 Alexander Street Press Ethnographic Video Online – Free Access Posted by: Sue Polanka Alexander Street Press is offering free access to it’s Ethnographic Video Online collection.  The collection contains more than 1,000 of the most frequently used films in anthropology courses.  Classic works from the pioneers of […]

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Open access to American History in Video During April

April 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

Alexander Street Press announced today that American History in Video will be open access during the month of April.  AHiV includes over 4,000 complete newsreels and documentaries from PBS, History Channel, and more.  The interface offers a number of search and browse options as well as technical features like searchable transcripts, visual TOC, and clip […]

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