August 22, 2014

Roundup: New Services and Digitized Content From ProQuest, OCLC, and EBSCO

Some of the many company announcements out of ALA 2012. ProQuest Releases More Digitized NAACP Archives Material Ahead of Schedule 12 New Publishers Sign With OCLC To Provide Metadata and Full Text to Several WorldCat Services EBSCO Partners With Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix, and OCLC for Enhanced Discovery

New Article: “Beyond Simple, Easy, and Fast: Reflections on Teaching Summon”

The following article appears in the just released June 2012 issue of C&RL News. Title Beyond Simple, Easy, and Fast: Reflections on Teaching Summon Authors Catherine Cardwell Ohio Wesleyan University Vera Lux Bowling Green State University Robert J. Snyder Bowling Green State University Source College and Research Libraries June 2012 (73.6) From the Article In […]

New Issue of Information Technology and Libraries Published and Available Online, Publication is Now Open Access

This is the first issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) that is open access. Congrats, kudos and thanks to LITA for making the switch to open access. ITAL is also now an e-only publication. Learn more in this blog post. Table of Contents Information Technology and Libraries Vol 31, No 1 (2012) President’s Message: […]

OCLC Announces New Agreements With Publishers, Adds More Content and Collections to WorldCat Local

via OCLC OCLC has signed new agreements with leading publishers around the world and has added important new content and collections to WorldCat Local, the OCLC discovery and delivery service that offers users integrated access to more than 922 million items. WorldCat Local offers access to books, journals and databases from a variety of publishers […]

RSC Publishing Announces Deals With Major Discovery Services

From the Royal Society of Chemistry: RSC Publishing is pleased to announce new agreements for our content to be indexed in Serials Solution Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Illustrata, and OCLC Worldcat, aligned with our key priorities for discoverability of content. RSC Publishing is taking major steps in partnering with third party solutions to make our content […]

NFAIS Releases Draft Version of "Discovery Services Code of Practice"

New from NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services). Comments about the draft are welcome. Please submit to NFAIS by March 16, 2012. From the NFAIS Web Site: NFAIS believes that discovery services have the potential to provide ease of information discovery, access, and use, benefiting not only its member organizations, but also the global […]

EBSCO Discovery Service Will Fully Integrate EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource

From EBSCO: EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is set to benefit from the formal merging of EBSCO A-to-Z and LinkSource into EBSCO’s overall discovery solution. The two resources will become an integrated part of EBSCO Discovery Service. The EDS technology and service teams will work to provide additional value for EDS customers via a seamless integration […]

Preprint: Article: "How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box"

Title: “How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box” Authors: Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer Affiliation: North Carolina St. University (All Authors) Source: College and Research Libraries Abstract Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been […]

Content Discovery: Cornell University Library Selects Summon

From a Summon Announcement: Serials Solutions today announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summo service. By utilizing the Summon application program interface (API), Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full […]

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Adds HathiTrust Data

A few minutes ago that EBSCO formally announced that HathiTrust data will soon be accessible via the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Today’s  announcement from EBSCO comes after an OCLC announcement yesterday that HathiTrust data will  be directly accessible to users of WorldCat and WorldCat. We will be on the lookout for similar announcements from other […]