~ Hundreds of Elsevier Health Science Titles Available via eBooks on EBSCOhost® ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — July 18, 2012 — An agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Elsevier has significantly enhanced the e-book medical collection available through eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The agreement adds 965 health science titles to EBSCO’s medical e-book collection with over 580 of the titles representing coverage from 2010 to the present.
EngagedPatrons.org announces Author Alerts!, a new title notification service for public libraries. Author Alerts! sends an email or text message alert to patrons when the Library orders a new book by their favorite authors/performers.
The Converse Free Library Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions
ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and the U.S.’ forefront provider of Koha (www.koha-community.org) support, announced today that the Converse Free Library in Lyme, New Hampshire is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.
The Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) joins a growing number of journals and publishers in implementing the Almetric badge on its article pages. Altmetric provides a means of capturing and tracking the online conversations generated by scholarly articles. The informal impact of scholarship, particularly within librarianship, is overlooked by formal measures like citation counts; the Altmetric score looks at tweets, blog posts, citation managers and other online sources that indicate interest in each article.
North Bethesda, MD, July 12, 2012 LibLime, a division of PTFS, and WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) announce the production release of LibLime Academic Koha 5.0. All WALDO member libraries will undergo production upgrades over the next few weeks.
Chicago is Equinox Software’s kind of town. The company will make its first Special Library Association Conference appearance as exhibitors at booth #269 for the 2012 meeting.
According to Grace Dunbar, Equinox Vice President, "This is an exciting opportunity for us because SLA attendees are very tech savvy. We recognize that special libraries have specific needs for their ILS and are looking forward to showing them how flexible and cost effective open source options can be."
~ DynaMed™ Chosen as Primary Point of Care Resource for NHS Scotland’s Knowledge Network~
IPSWICH, Mass. — July12, 2012 — NHS Education for Scotland has selected DynaMed™ from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) as its preferred point of care resource for all NHS Scotland staff and students. NHS Education’s Knowledge Network had offered DynaMed, as well as other point of care resources, to its users but recently selected DynaMed as the primary point of care resource due to its comprehensive coverage and frequent and reliable updates.
Farmington Hills, Mich., July 11, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced Business Insights: Essentials, a new resource for research on business, companies and industries built on the same intuitive platform as the recently-announced Business Insights: Global. Business Insights: Essentials will replace Gale’s long-standing Business and Company Resource Center database.
Highlighting librarians’ valuable contributions to users and their libraries — “Looking for the Silver Lining: Positive Outcomes from Troubled Times”
Birmingham, Ala. — July 12, 2012 — EBSCO is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for a qualifying librarian or paraprofessional to attend the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, which will be held Nov. 7-10, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.