December 2, 2020

New Product Launches From EBSCO, Knovel, and OCLC

1. EBSCO Information Services Launches eBook Business Collection

The collection includes over 9,400 e-books with new e-books added regularly at no additional cost.

2. Knovel Launches New Cloud-Based Platform

  • Improved search includes an intelligent, answer-centric algorithm, combining textual and data searches; the ability to “search within” results and filter results by content types including interactive tables, materials data sheets, conference proceedings and more.
  • New Data Search wizard offers simplified drag & drop features to more precisely search and discover data content

The Alberta Library (TAL), a consortium of 49 public, university, college, technical institute and special libraries, has selected a group catalogue solution from OCLC as its provincial discovery tool. The revamped union catalogue, TAL Online, makes 25 million items available to Albertans, and is scheduled to launch in October 2013.

TAL licensed the group catalogue, powered by OCLC’s WorldCat, using provincial technology funds from the Government of Alberta Public Library Services Branch. TAL Online will serve as the primary resource for residents in Alberta searching for items in libraries throughout the province. Twenty-three new libraries in Alberta are now using OCLC cataloguing services…

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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