Blackwell Reference Online Now Accessible through Reference Universe

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off

From a Paratext Press Release: Blackwell Reference Online Now Accessible through Reference Universe AUSTIN, Texas (February 11, 2010)-Paratext announces the addition of links to 450 e-titles within Blackwell Reference Online from the Reference Universe platform. Blackwell Reference Online brings together Wiley–Blackwell’s critically acclaimed Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, as well as major encyclopedias, including the Blackwell […]

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Reference Universe article

July 6th, 2009 · Comments Off

The recent “Off The Shelf” column in Booklist features a discussion of Paratext’s Reference Universe.  This and previous columns are linked on the NSR articles page.

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Reference Universe has NEW Interface

December 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

Those of you who are Reference Universe users just got an early holiday gift – a new interface.  For details on the changes, check out the Paratext overview document. Highlights include: customized library logos simplified email/download and export functions – direct to RefWorks and EndNote too eBook only display classification number options – LC, Dewey,  […]

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New Blog Interview – Eric Calaluca, Paratext

November 20th, 2008 · Comments Off

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Calaluca, Founder and President of Paratext.  Eric and I discussed the Reference Universe product and how it promotes the use of both print and ereference collections.  Listen to the interview here, or find it linked on the interviews page.

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Widgets guide usage of eReference/eBooks

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

I love widgets.  Last week at the Charleston Conference I was on a panel discussing “bridging the google gap.”  I was to discuss ways libraries were bridging that gap through reference services.  Widgets was one of my answers. Widgets can be embedded on multiple library web pages, course management systems, facebook, teacher/faculty websites, anywhere really!  […]

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eBooks – Wouldn’t One Platform Be Nice?

May 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If you’ve ever heard me give a presentation about eBooks, then you’ve probably heard my soap box rant about the plethora of eBook platforms.  I can’t stand it.  I look forward to the day when all of my e-content – reference, monographs, textbooks, whatever – will be on one consistent platform, fully searchable by keyword […]

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Reference Universe – Paratext

February 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Reference Universe. Nov. 2003. Paratext REVIEW. First published November 1, 2003 (Booklist). Reference Universe Here is a database that librarians will really appreciate. We have spent countless hours selecting, storing, and carefully weeding our reference collections. But patrons would rather search on the Internet, and get any old answer, than use our pride and joy, […]

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