Tag Archives: IGI Global

EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor

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 of a library’s collection. The agreement between ARTstor and EBSCO increases the value to ARTstor subscribers using EDS since end users will be able to search ARTstor Digital Library collections—over one million images—alongside their library’s entire print and electronic collection.

The ARTstor Digital Library serves as a curated, aggregated, and reliable online image resource that supports non-commercial educational use of images for research, teaching, and learning. The resource comprises hundreds of collections from museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists, artists’ estates, and libraries. Today, ARTstor serves more than 1,300 institutions in 42 countries. Continue reading

WorldCat Local adds new databases and ebook collections

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31, 2011—WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery service that offers users integrated access to more than 800 million items in libraries around the world, has added more databases and collections from leading publishers and other information providers to make content more accessible to library users through the Web.

WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of international publishers and information providers; the digital collections of groups like HathiTrust, OAIster and Google Books; open access materials; and the collective resources of libraries worldwide through WorldCat.

With these latest additions, libraries using WorldCat Local can now offer users access to 1,400 databases and collections, and more than 500 million articles.

This month, OCLC added databases and collections to the WorldCat Local central index, including: Continue reading

World Book content searchable on EBSCO Discovery Service

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 the EDS single search interface. The twelve World Book resources that will be searchable in EDS include popular English language titles as well as French and Spanish language reference tools.

The titles include:  World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discoverer, World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Living Green, Early People, Inventions & Discoveries as well as the French and Spanish language reference tools, L’Encyclopedie Decoverte & Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazagos Continue reading

Credo Adds New Publisher Collections

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 Publishing Collection
  • CABI – Agricultural Collection
  • Greenwood Publishing (3 Collections) – Guides to Business and Economics, Love and Courtship, Greenwood Publishing Collection
  • IGI Global – Applied Technology Collection
  • Kucer’s – The Use of Antibiotics Collection
  • Longman (Pearson Education) – Companions to History Collection
  • MIT Press – MIT Press Collection
  • Praeger – Women’s Psychology Collection
  • SAGE Reference (11 Collections) – Criminology, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Research Methods, Sociology, SAGE Reference Collection
  • Wiley-Blackwell – Psychology Collection

More Content Added to WorldCat Local

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 and the U.S. Department of Energy. There are now more than 400 million articles, 170 million books, 10 million eBooks and 1,100 databases accessible through the WorldCat Local service.

Additional agreements have been signed with ABC-CLIO, American Psychological Association, Association for Computing Machinery, BioMed Central, BioOne, Cambridge University Press, Emerald, IGI Global, Sabinet, Sage, Taylor & Francis and World Bank Publications. Continue reading

Interview with IGI Global CEO & President, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour

Last week, while at the Charleston Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global.  We discussed the history of IGI Global, current eBook offerings, and future plans for eBooks.  The discussion always seemed to come back to the basic philosophy of IGI Global – to disseminate knowledge, and allow the end user to determine the format of that knowledge, be in print, electronic, or both.

For more information on IGI Global, visit their website at www.igi-global.com or send email to Mehdi at mehdi@igi-global.com.

This interview and over 25 others are available on the NSR interviews page.

IGI Global offers array of eBooks, databases, and forthcoming library science series

I knew upon seeing the mailing address of IGI Global – Chocolate Ave. in Hershey, PA, that I would like them.  But, upon leaving the NY offices I was presented with a box of chocolates, and I liked them even more.  What I didn’t know but soon came to discover, was the enormous amount of eBooks, journals, and databases they have produced since their founding in 1988.

Here are some highlights of the products, available and forthcoming, from IGI Global: Continue reading

LYRASIS eBook Expo – 4th session, virtual attendance option

On Tuesday, October 5th LYRASIS is hosting the 4th in its eBook Expo series. This free event with both in-person and virtual components will look at the timely topics of patron driven acquisition and discovery of ebooks.   Speakers include:

  • Samuel Klein, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and Director of
    Outreach for One Laptop Per Child
  • Mike Sweet, CEO, Credo Reference
  • Timothy Cherubini, LYRASIS’ Program Director for East Region
    Services and LYRASIS Shared eBook Collections Librarian Continue reading

Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off

I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it).  If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in order to be fair.  Here are the details: Continue reading