E-Resources

Books24x7 for Libraries is pleased to roll out RSS feeds for MARC records updates. Now, you can receive instant notifications when a MARC record file has been uploaded to the ftp site. Simply subscribe to a collection’s MARC records feed by adding its URL below to your RSS reader or feed reader. Each published feed will contain information about the name of the MARC record file as well as which folder the file was posted to.

The feed URLs are as follows:

BusinessPro: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-bpro.xml
EngineeringPro: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-engpro.xml
ExecBlueprints: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-execbp.xml
ExecSummaries: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-execsumm.xml
FinancePro: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-fpro.xml
GovEssentials: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-gov.xml
ITPro: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-itpro.xml
Leadership Development Channel: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-ldc.xml
OfficePro: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-office.xml
Well-BeingEssentials: http://marc-rss.books24x7.com/marc-wbe.xml

An example feed :
Books24x7 Sample RSS Feed

To learn more about how to download MARC records, visit the Documentation and Technology area in Books24x7 Library Client Community at https://community.skillsoft.com/Library/DocTech.asp.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please send an email to librarysales@books24x7.com or support@books24x7.com.

In these challenging economic times, libraries require more effective management tools to better demonstrate their competence with stakeholders and funding partners and to better compete for scarce resources.

OHIONET invites you and your colleagues to participate in a 90-minute webinar focusing on evidence-based management solutions developed specifically for libraries from Counting Opinions. The solutions are available on either a stand-alone or fully integrated basis and consist of:

1.) Customer Satisfaction management LibSat, including:
a. Summer Reading Program outcomes measurement system
b. Custom Forms and Surveys module (InformsUs)

2.) The capture and processing of performance data plus robust report outputs to meet operational performance data needs (monthly, quarterly, annual reports, advocacy requirements, etc.)

Date: Thursday, January 20th
Time: 3:00-4:30 P.M. ET
Register HERE!

Note: This webinar has the dual purpose of 1) informing OHIONET members about the Counting Opinions service and 2) ascertaining the level of member interest vis à vis a possible OHIONET group purchase program with Counting Opinions.

Please contact Christine Morris (800-686-8975, ext. 29 or christinem@ohionet.org) at OHIONET if you have questions or if you would like more information.

Oxford University Press is proud to unveil a dramatically new Oxford English Dictionary Online, relaunched with improved functionality, design and a significant amount of new content, including the acclaimed Historical Thesaurus of the OED, all at no additional cost.

Some of the enhancements include:

  • Instantly search and browse by subject, region, usage, or by language of origin
  • Integration of the Historical Thesaurus of the OED allows readers to click through from entries to synonyms by date
  • Explore the major sources of the OED (writers and works) and trace their roles in shaping the language
  • Explore search results as a timeline and learn when words have come into the language (e.g. words from Japanese or words to do with astronomy)
  • View summary information in each entry, including timelines of sense development, quotation evidence, and links to related entries
  • Links at entry level to related resources include the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionaries Online, and other online resources
  • My Oxford English Dictionary feature allows you to create your own profile and save entries and searches
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics

Live demos are available to subscribers and non-subscribers alike; click here to view the demo calendars. Answers to frequently asked questions for existing subscribers are available here.

Heritage Microfilm is currently partnering with select public, state, and academic libraries to digitize their newspaper microfilm for free. Heritage will digitize any off-copyright newspapers (typically those dated prior to 1978) that they do not currently hold. Partner libraries are given free, searchable access to the content through http://access.newspaperarchive.com in perpetuity. Partners also receive the searchable digital images on a hard drive to use however you wish. This really is a win/win.

For more information contact:

Mark Schlader
Global Products Manager
Heritage Microfilm
AccessNewspaperARCHIVE.com
Cell: 515-209-9347
Fax: 319-242-7065
mschlader@newspaperarchive.com

About Heritage:

Heritage Microfilm is one of the leading preservation microfilming vendors in the United States. We microfilm more than 2000 newspaper titles and serve thousands of libraries and institutions with microfilm subscriptions, microfilming services, digitization and digital access through http://access.newspaperarchive.com

Current list of partners and customers: http://www.newspaperarchive.com/about-us/heritage-family.aspx

Credo General Reference Premium now includes Credo Topic Pages.
Covering over 9,000 topics they offer overview, background and vocabulary information from Credo Reference content, providing users with the necessary context to begin their research as well as customized connections to your library’s relevant resources.

Special promotion: New subscribers who sign up by December 15 will receive a 35% savings off their first year subscription to Credo General Reference Premium with customized Topic Pages.

For a brief overview of Topic Pages please visit:
http://corp.credoreference.com/images/PDFs/credo_topic_pages_2010.pdf

For an in-depth look at Topic Pages visit:
http://corp.credoreference.com/images/PDFs/credo_topic_pages_service_descrip.pdf

The Credo November webinar schedule can be found at:
http://corp.credoreference.com/webinars#US

About Credo Reference:
Credo General Reference Premium is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering more than three and a half million entries and over 515 highly-regarded titles from 70+ publishers, this subscription service, providing both credible reference content and a best-in-class platform, is a high-quality general online reference service.

Books in Print will be leaving the OCLC FirstSearch interface soon, and OHIONET has an opportunity to offer subscription access through Bowker at a highly-discounted rate for new subscribers - over 40% off the list price!

If you have not seen the new Books in Print on its native platform, make sure you take a look:
http://www.booksinprint2.com
(trial login available on request).

OHIONET would like to get your feedback on this offer through a short, seven-question survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T6TJ5CW

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 16) or Christine Morris (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29) at OHIONET if you have questions.

Thanks in advance for your time!

Academic librarians!  Join us for a Films on Demand demo/webinar!

When: Tuesday October 19th,  10:00 a.m. EST

A database trial is also available.  OHIONET aims to coordinate a group subscription in November. Various modules are available, so take a look! Click here for more information.

Please contact Mary Conroy (maryc@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975 ext. 16) to attend the webinar, or for trial info.

Credo General Reference recently crossed the 500 title threshold.

Learn more about Credo Reference at one of these webinars.

Upcoming Credo General Reference Introductions (for non-subscribers):
Monday, October 4, 2010
3:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/584545937

Friday, October 8, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/243042224

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/982041433

Upcoming Publisher Collections webinars:
Monday, October 4, 2010
11:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/189128569

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
2:00 PM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/765005136

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10:00 AM EDT
Register for this session at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/202571752

There are several tools you can use to make the best possible use of your Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook collection.

You may wish to add (free) MARC records to your catalog for these eBooks. If you know you Location ID, you can order the records online at: http://access.gale.com/cgi-bin/marc_merge/listfiles.pl

You may also contact Technical Support at 800-877-4253, option 4, or via e-mail at Gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com to order your MARC records.

Here are some other resources you might find to be helpful as well:

Free Downloads
http://www.gale.cengage.com/gvrl/find.htm

Promote Your Gale eBooks
http://www.gale.cengage.com/gvrl/promote.htm

We are pleased to announce that Ingram Library Services is offering our members discounts on books and audiovisual products. Have shipping charges been an issue for your library? We have arrangements for those, too!

Read more about the agreement here.

The process for signing up is simple. If your library doesn't have an Ingram account, you can sign up for a free account now at: http://www.ingramlibrary.com/newcustomers.aspx. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select your library type.

Already have an active Ingram account? Just send an e-mail to Kelly Clifton (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com) at Ingram to request the OHIONET agreement terms. Your account can usually be changed over in 1 business day or less, and you will be notified when the change is complete.

If you have additional questions about the offer, please contact Kelly Clifton at Ingram (kelly.clifton@ingrambook.com or 800-937-5300, ext. 35670) or Christine Morris at OHIONET (christinem@ohionet.org or 800-686-8975, ext. 29).

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