October 30, 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

Industry Briefs: News from OCLC, Summon, and EBSCO

More libraries Join the OCLC WorldShare Management Services Community Serials Solutions Appoints Paul Brennan to Head Content Operations EBSCO Publishing Brings Associated Press Images Collection to Library Customers

Preprint: Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources

Title Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources (Preprint) Authors Andrew D. Asher Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow for Scholarly Communications The Bertrand Library, Bucknell University Lynda M. Duke Academic Outreach Librarian, Associate Professor, The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University Suzanne Wilson Library […]

EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

From the EBSCO Announcement: Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO). [Clip] Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of […]

EBSCO Debuts Subscription-Based, Unlimited Access eBook Collection for Corporate Libraries

From the EBSCO News Release: The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content. [Clip] The BusinessCore collection includes 5,600 full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. [Clip] Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number […]

Roundup: News From CrossRef, Purdue U, HighWire, EBSCO, and ebrary

1. CrossMark Update Identification Service Launches 2. BMJ Group Renews Partnership with HighWire (PDF) 3. ebrary Helps Medical Libraries Acquire E-books Strategically, Launches New Packs (PDF) 4. Purdue: University Dedicates Krannert Renovated Library 5. EBSCO Publishing Enhances E-book Offerings with 39 New Subject Sets

EBSCO (in Conjunction With ATLA) Adds New Database to Historic Digital Archive Collection

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From the Announcement: EBSCO has released the latest database in its Historic Digital Archive Collection, The African American Historical Serials Collection. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this digital collection includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies. […]

E-Books and Audiobooks: EBSCO Publishing Releases EBSCOhost Collection Manager

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From the News Release: EBSCO Publishing  is making it easier for library staff to search for e-books and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for e-books and audiobooks by title, author, publisher and more or make selections from the […]

Roundup: News from OCLC, Washington University Libraries, EBSCO, & PLOS

Gene Oliver promoted to Vice President, OCLC Global Systems and Information Technology Washington University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository EBSCO Discovery Service Expands German Content with WTI – Frankfurt Agreement  Announcing PLoS Currents: Disasters