I don’t know about the rest of my fellow librarians, but we at WSU are extremely frustrated with the lack of government websites right now. Census data, LC, copyright, USDA, ERIC and many more are either not being updated or not available. EBSCO is responding to this frustration by offering a complimentary version of ERIC to provide access to the A&I data during the shutdown. The url for this free version is: http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC. Unfortunately, there is no full text available as that is stored on government servers. Here’s more from the press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. October 3, 2013 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is making the government database ERIC available during the government shutdown. ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, is typically available through the government website (http://eric.ed.gov/) as well as via EBSCO’s EBSCOhost® research platform. Because of the shutdown the government website is unavailable so EBSCO has decided to temporarily open its version of ERIC and make it available at: http://www.ebsco.com/freeERIC . Continue reading EBSCO provides complimentary ERIC A&I data during government shutdown
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has introduced 15 new EBSCO eBookâ„¢ Subject Sets to help librarians build their e-book collections. Subject sets are prepackaged sets of titles from leading publishers in specific, high-interest topics designed to meet the needs of libraries while simplifying collection development. Continue reading EBSCO adds 15 new eBook subject sets
EBSCO announced today a new eBook collection (over 9,400 titles) designed specifically for academic and business school libraries. The full title and/or publisher lists are not on the EBSCO website at this time. You’ll have to contact your rep for details.
IPSWICH, Mass. September 9, 2013 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces the launch of eBook Business Collection, a comprehensive subscription collection of business e-books intended to meet the content needs of students in their research, special projects, and entrepreneurial quests. Continue reading EBSCO launches eBook business collection
Earlier this month, EBSCO added new Japanese language content to the EBSCO Discovery Service. See the press release below for more details.
IPSWICH, Mass. August 6, 2013 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and NetAdvance today have announced an agreement allowing metadata from NetAdvance’s JapanKnowledge collection to be added to EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS) providing unparalleled access to world-renowned content in all subject areas, for researchers at every level.
The content from JapanKnowledge includes an extensive collection of Japanese-language content geared for educational institutions, researchers and businesses. The metadata offers Japanese language dictionaries (Japanese, English-Japanese, Japanese-English and English-English), two dictionaries of current words, a dictionary of scientific terms as well as a biographical dictionary. The content also includes a 30-volume encyclopedia, the Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan (the largest encyclopedia in English about Japan), a news database that covers Asia and the European Union, full-text books, a database of video recordings from 1908-2005 and a database of dissertations from the humanities departments of six universities in Japan. Continue reading EBSCO Discovery Service adds Japanese language metadata from NetAdvance
Some interesting news from EBSCO and BiblioLabs. If you would like to learn more about BiblioLabs, check out the interview I conducted with Mitch Davis, Founder of BiblioLabs. Here is the EBSCO press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. July 24, 2013 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) announces an agreement with BiblioLabs that will give more people access to high quality, historical content and enable libraries, museums and other institutions to make digital content from their internal repositories available to others. Metadata from BiblioLab’s historical content will be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ and EBSCO will sell BiblioLab products, including BiblioBoard Library and BiblioBoard Creator. Continue reading BiblioLabs metadata now in EDS, EBSCO to sell Bibliolabs products
I attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago and have several updates on eBook vendor offerings, initiatives, and activities. Vendors and initiatives are listed in alphabetical order. This information will also be presented at the ALA TechSource conference wrap-up webinar, held July 8th. The recording of that session is available at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2013/07/archive-of-the-2013-ala-annual-tech-wrapup.html. I also want to take a moment to announce the launch of eContent Quarterly, a new ALA publication edited by Sue Polanka and Mirela Roncevic (both NSR contributors). A free preview issue is now available for download.
This post has new content (7/8/2013 2:00 p.m.) Continue reading NSR’s eBook vendor updates from the ALA annual conference
Interesting news from both EBSCO and Ingram received today. 400,000 EBSCO ebooks now available via the OASIS platform along side print books – one workflow. Here’s the official press release:
NASHVILLE, TN — Ingram Content Group Inc., and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced that more than 400,000 e-book titles from EBSCO eBooksâ„¢ have been integrated with Ingram’s OASIS® content platform and are now available to academic libraries worldwide.
“Enabling librarians to select and order EBSCO eBooks from within their desired workflow allows more libraries to seamlessly integrate EBSCO eBooks into collection development processes, and in turn their collections for their patrons,” said Ken Breen, EBSCO’s Senior Director of E-book Products. “Our collaborative work with Ingram will help more content reach more readers worldwide.” Continue reading EBSCO eBooks now available on Ingram’s OASIS platform
EBSCO and BioOne are in partnership to increase the discovery of over 100,000 scholarly articles from biosence research journals. The EDS will index the metadata of these journals for full discovery in the EDS. Mutual customers may then access the fulltext via the EDS. More from the press release below.
IPSWICH, Mass. May 7, 2013 BioOne Online Journals are now searchable via EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS), from EBSCO Publishing. EBSCO Discovery Service users are able to search more than 100,000 scholarly articles from bioscience research journals in the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Service. The addition of this valuable resource adds to the rapidly growing STM content available to EDS users.
Continue reading BioOne Online Journals now discoverable through EBSCO EDS
Discovery tools are continuing to grow by adding unique resources from publishers. EBSCO is announcing an extended partnership with Oxford University Press to add University Press Scholarship Online and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to the EDS.
IPSWICH, Mass. March 5, 2013 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oxford University Press (OUP) have extended their partnership enabling two additional authoritative resources from OUP, University Press Scholarship Online and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, to be searchable within EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS). Oxford University Press is the world’s largest university press offering content in more than 40 languages for audiences from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions. Continue reading EBSCO’s EDS to index OUP’s UPSO and DNB resources
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released the eBook Public Library Collectionâ„¢ which includes over 25,000 general reference e-book titles in a variety of subjects and topics including social sciences, language and literature and science & technology.
According to the press release:
The collection will provide libraries with a substantial selection in the areas of self-help, health and fitness, games, crafts and hobbies, medical, cooking and religion. In addition to the larger concentrations listed, above, eBook Public Library Collection also features recreation and leisure, geography, commerce, finance, the family, marriage, women, folklore, social and public welfare, and home economics.
eBook Public Library Collection is offered as an annual subscription and includes unlimited simultaneous access for users, and titles are continually added at no additional cost. Each title is offered with unlimited users allowing more users access to each title in the collection. eBook Public Library Collection also offers unlimited downloads to a variety of devices.
From an EBSCO Press Release on November 01, 2012
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues its growth of e-book products with two new grade appropriate e-book subscription collections for the school market. eBook K-8 Collectionâ„¢ and eBook High School Collectionâ„¢ are available for schools looking to find full-text e-books specifically catered to their needs. The collections align with Common Core guidelines for Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12 in English Language Arts and Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects.
K-8 Collection contains nearly 4,800 titles and eBook High School Collection includes nearly 5,100 titles with new titles added to each collection quarterly. Each collection includes content that spans all academic subjects and incorporates selections of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference material appropriate for their grade levels. Continue reading EBSCO releases new K-8 and High School eBook Collections aligned with Common Core
EBSCO Publishing has just announced the release of Library & Information Science Source (LISS), one of several new “super” databases that merge EBSCO’s existing LIS content with H.W. Wilson’s.
Developed “by librarians for librarians” and designed to “help researchers find the latest information in a rapidly evolving field,” LISS covers librarianship from every angle imaginable and offers full text for over 430 journals and 30 monographs. It also includes thesauri with nearly 11,000 terms and indexing for hundreds of journals, books, research reports, proceedings, and even library school theses. According to a press release from EBSCO, this is the first time the entire Wilson indexing collection of LIS literature is available within a single database. Continue reading EBSCO’s “Super” LIS Database
IPSWICH, Mass. July 31, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Apabi have come to an agreement allowing metadata from Apabi’s e-book collection to be added to the Base Index of EBSCO Discovery Serviceâ„¢ (EDS). The e-books from Apabi are designed to offer a vast collection in a variety of subject areas to researchers in higher education, public libraries, corporations and government.
Apabi’s extensive and growing collection includes over 700,000 Simplified Chinese e-books, with coverage beginning as early as 1949. Over 120,000 e-books are being added to the collection each year. The majority of Apabi’s e-books, more than 400,000, are published from 2004 to the present. Subject matter within the e-book collection represents an expansive range of subject areas including humanities, literature, science & technology and economics. Continue reading Apabi’s simplified Chinese eBooks now indexed in EBSCO Discovery Service
IPSWICH, Mass. August 2, 2012 Librarians accustomed to selecting and managing their eBook collections through GOBI3 from YBP Library Services (YBP), the academic division of Baker & Taylor, now have additional access options for the more than 320,000 eBook titles from eBooks on EBSCOhost®. EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and YBP have expanded the EBSCO eBook models that are available in YBP’s acquisition and collection development interface.
EBSCO Publishing Senior Director of eBook Products, Ken Breen, says working with YBP to make EBSCO’s eBook content available via multi-user and Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) options through GOBI3 is part of EBSCO’s commitment to provide more choice to librarians and their patrons. “We know having top content available without any fees or markups is important to our library customers. Now, making the content more accessible within an established library workflow is another way EBSCO is giving our customers what they’ve requested. eBooks are a priority for EBSCO and we will continue to make them available where and when libraries need them.” Continue reading Order your EBSCO eBooks via GOBI3
From an EBSCO press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. June 12, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released three new medical e-book collections featuring Doody’s recommended content. Doody’s is an authoritative medical book review service designed to assist medical libraries and institutions with their purchasing decisions. Librarians can select titles and build a collection to meet their institution’s specific medical research needs.
The new e-book collections revolve around the 2012 Doody’s Core Titles list, published May 1st, 2012 and Doody’s Review Service starred reviews. These collections provide medical libraries with convenient ways to begin or expand their e-book collections with current, reputable content from leading publishers. The collections include the Doody’s Core Titles 2012 Featured Collection, the Doody’s 4- and 5- Star Reviewed Titles 2012 Featured Collection and the Doody’s Core Titles 2012 Essential Purchases Subject Set. Continue reading EBSCO releases 3 new medical ebook collections
IPSWICH, Mass. May 31, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) will make millions of images from the Associated Press (AP) available to library customers. EBSCO has been named the sole library distributor of the AP Images, the commercial photo unit of AP. It is one of the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery including more than twelve million photographs dating back more than 100 years. Continue reading AP Images Collection will migrate to EBSCO databases
From an EBSCO Press Release:
IPSWICH, Mass. May 24, 2012 Highlighting its growing audiobook collection, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) released nine new audiobook collections in popular genres, providing public libraries with a quick and convenient way to begin or expand their audiobook offerings.
The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and nonfiction. These collections contain a wide variety of materials from best sellers such as the Hunger Games trilogy and Tina Fey’s Bossypants to recently digitized classics such as Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter. With these latest sets, particular attention was given to very specific areas of interest to public library patrons. Continue reading EBSCO releases nine new audiobook collections
An EBSCO press release received today discusses a new eBook subscription collection for corporations. Interestingly, ProQuest just announced a research service, Udini, for individuals (appeared to be focused on articles and news sources, not ebooks). Here’s the complete EBSCO press release:
IPSWICH, Mass. May 7, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCoreâ„¢ is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.
The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. With BusinessCore, professionals are provided with an easy way to access e-books specific to their corporate research and learning needs. The collection provides a robust e-book experience that includes the ability to search alongside EBSCO’s industry-leading magazine and journal collections, create and add notes and bookmarks, as well as save research for future reference. Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number of e-book readers and mobile devices including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Digital Book. Continue reading EBSCO releases e-book subscription collection for corporations
From an EBSCO press release: IPSWICH, Mass. April 10, 2012 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) 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 Subject Sets or Featured Collections created by EBSCO’s collection development experts. ECM can also help libraries create and manage lists of titles they want to expose to patron drive acquisition (PDA), manage deposits and determine which ownership models to apply to the various e-books and audiobooks in their collection. Continue reading New EBSCOhost Collection Manager released