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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WorldCat Local adds new databases and ebook collections

June 6th, 2011 · Comments Off

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 […]

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

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

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 […]

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

October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

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 […]

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LYRASIS eBook Expo – 4th session, virtual attendance option

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off

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 […]

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50% off ebook titles – more publishers added

August 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

I recently posted about the ebrary 50% off ebook title sale, which included a few publishers.  We’ll it’s grown now to include many more publishers.  See the press release below and use the real-time link of publishers for the most accurate list.

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Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off

August 13th, 2009 · Comments 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 […]

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