ARTstor images (over one million) will now be searchable in the EDS.Â Great news for the discovery of multiple information formats in one location.
More from the press release:Â The ARTstor Digital Library will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS) from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) allowing mutual customers to use EDS to explore even more of a libraryâ€™s collection. The agreement between ARTstor and EBSCO increases the value to ARTstor subscribers using EDS since end users will be able to search ARTstor Digital Library collectionsâ€”over one million imagesâ€”alongside their libraryâ€™s entire print and electronic collection.
The ARTstor Digital Library serves as a curated, aggregated, and reliable online image resource that supports non-commercial educational use of images for research, teaching, and learning. The resource comprises hundreds of collections from museums, photo archives, photographers, scholars, artists, artistsâ€™ estates, and libraries. Today, ARTstor serves more than 1,300 institutions in 42 countries. Continue reading EBSCO Discovery Service indexing ARTstor
From an EBSCO press release:Â A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and World Book, Inc. (World Book) will bring twelve popular reference tools into EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (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 the EDS single search interface. The twelve World Book resources that will be searchable in EDS include popular English language titles as well as French and Spanish language reference tools.
The titles include:Â World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discoverer, World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Center, Living Green, Early People, Inventions & Discoveries as well as the French and Spanish language reference tools, L’Encyclopedie Decoverte & Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazagos Continue reading World Book content searchable on EBSCO Discovery Service
From an email I received, also linked on PR Web:
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Credo Reference, the online reference service, have extended their partnership allowing the reference content from Credo Reference to be discoverable within EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS). Metadata from Credo General Reference, Credo Topic Pages and Publisher Collections will be added to the EDS Base Index. The addition of this rich and extensive content will impact searchers using the EDS single search interface by providing reference content and overviews of top research topics within discovery. Continue reading Credo Reference Content now Discoverable in EBSCO Discovery Service
Credo announced earlier this week the addition of new publisher collections on the Credo Reference interface.Â The following Collections are now available on Credo Reference:
- ABC-CLIO (4 Collections) â€“ Artists of the American Mosaic, ABC-CLIO Collection, Contemporary World Issues, World Mythology
- Ashgate â€“ Research Companions Collection
- Berg Publishingâ€“ Cultural Histories Collection
- Berkshire Publishing â€“ Berkshire Publishing Collection
- CABI â€“ Agricultural Collection
- Greenwood Publishing (3 Collections) â€“ Guides to Business and Economics, Love and Courtship, Greenwood Publishing Collection
- IGI Global â€“ Applied Technology Collection
- Kucerâ€™s â€“ The Use of Antibiotics Collection
- Longman (Pearson Education) â€“ Companions to History Collection
- MIT Press â€“ MIT Press Collection
- Praeger â€“ Womenâ€™s Psychology Collection
- SAGE Reference (11 Collections) â€“ Criminology, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Research Methods, Sociology, SAGE Reference Collection
- Wiley-Blackwell â€“ Psychology Collection
From an OCLC Press Release:Â 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 and the U.S. Department of Energy. There are now more than 400 million articles, 170 million books, 10 million eBooks and 1,100 databases accessible through the WorldCat Local service.
Additional agreements have been signed with ABC-CLIO, American Psychological Association, Association for Computing Machinery, BioMed Central, BioOne, Cambridge University Press, Emerald, IGI Global, Sabinet, Sage, Taylor & Francis and World Bank Publications. Continue reading More Content Added to WorldCat Local
ebrary announced today the launch of the much awaited patron driven acquisition model.Â It’s been a couple of years in the making, received considerable testing, and was grown from librarian demand and suggestions.Â A brief history:
ALAMW Conference, 2009.Â ebrary hosted a session to discuss patron driven acquisitions and many librarians were there to offer suggestions.
January, 2010, the PDA pilot testing is extended while ebrary conducts additional surveys.
October, 2010 – The ebrary PDA model is Live!
The key features of the PDA model, from the ebrary press release include: Continue reading ebrary’s PDA Model is Finally Live
I’m not sure how I didn’t find this earlier, but thanks to a colleague, Erik Christopher, I am now aware of theÂ JISC eBook comparison chart. It is available on the JISC site atÂ http://www.jisc-adat.com/adat/adat_ebooks.pl and offers a comparison of up to 7 different eBook platforms including: Â Credo Reference, NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, MyiLibrary, Dawsonera, and Taylor and Francis eBookstore. Â Over 50 functional features are compared with basic Y/N responses including search, access control, search results, linking, restrictions, exporting, etc. Â All data is supplied by the vendors. Â They are obviously missing some reference eBook databases, so I hope Gale, SAGE, ABC-CLIO, Oxford, Rosen, and others can hop on board this chart. Â If anyone is shopping for eBook platforms, or if publishers are considering launching an eBook site, this is a great place to go for ideas and industry standard features.
They also offer a comparison chart for scientific databases.
RUSA (Reference & User Services Division of ALA) sponsored a panel discussion of the product development of electronic reference products. Â It was organized by RUSA, with Joseph Yue of the University of California at the lead and moderated by Â Kay Cassell from Rutgers SLIS. Â The panel included Frank Menchaca from Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke from SAGE Reference, Â Kevin Ohe from ABC-CLIO, and Mike Hermann from Greenwood.
Panelists discussed a variety of topics including: how product topics are selected and the role of librarians in that selection, technology expenses, time needed for product development, how items are priced, and the use of online products. Â The comments of all 4 panelists are summarized below, by topic. Continue reading The A to Z of Electronic Reference Product Development – ALA session summary
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, recently announced a partnership with ABC-CLIO to distribute select titles from ABC-CLIOâ€™s eBook collection through Gale Virtual Reference Library.Â Directed toward users of public and academic libraries, nearly 250 eBooks have been selected from a variety of disciplines including history, humanities, current events and general interest.Â These titles introduce resources from ABC-CLIO and Praeger to Galeâ€™s collection, expanding upon Gale Virtual Reference Libraryâ€™s existing list of ABC-CLIO imprint eBooks from Greenwood, Linworth Publishing, and Libraries Unlimited.Â Great news for libraries trying to combine reference content into one searchable interface.
Today’s LJ Academic Newswire reported on Database Marketplace 2010.Â They listed several new interfaces and features from eBook publishers.Â For the full story, visit the LJ Academic Newswire. Continue reading Publishers beef up on eBook offerings