Attending the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago? Be sure to visit EBSCO at Booths #3628 & 3528!
If you have questions about the information in this newsletter or about any of the other materials provided at our booth, please don't hesitate to speak with an EBSCO representative. Thank you for your interest in EBSCO.
The 2009 ALA Annual Conference Exhibition – The Stacks, will be at McCormick Place West Halls A - C, July 11 – 14, during the following hours:
Saturday, July 11 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 13 — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 — 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Saturday, July 11
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
EBSCOhost NextReads™ User Group
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Room: Wrigley
(To register, e-mail NextReads at NextReads@ebscohost.com with the subject line NextReads ALA . Provide Name, Library's Name, and E-mail Address)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
EBSCO Academic Library Luncheon
Hilton Chicago, Room: International Ballroom
||Sunday, July 12 |
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
EBSCO Public Library Luncheon
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place,
Room: Regency Ballroom
Monday, July 13
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
EBSCO School Library Luncheon
Sheraton Chicago, Room: Ballroom VI
E-Package Renewals* on EBSCONET®
― Now Available to EBSCO Customers Worldwide
In partnership with select publishers, EBSCO has announced expanded availability of its newest collection management tool designed to significantly increase the efficiency of your current e-package renewal process. The tool can reduce the time libraries spend on e-package renewals from weeks to just a few hours.
Developed in collaboration with key scientific, technical and medical publishers, E-Package Renewals٭ on EBSCONET®, powered by EBSCO RapidRenewal®, brings together in a single Web interface all the information you need to complete renewals of your licensed e-journal collections, giving you an excellent vantage point for effective and efficient renewal decisions.
E-Package Renewals helps librarians make the most of today’s shrinking budgets and resources. In addition to reducing the time spent on the renewal of licensed e-journal collections from several weeks to just a few hours, E-Package Renewals provides many other customer benefits, including:
- System-enforced contract terms to ensure subscriptions are renewed correctly
- Line-item-level pricing for package components, customized per contract terms where applicable
- System customization for multi-library campuses and consortia
- Readily available renewal information that eliminates multiple spreadsheets and lengthy e-mail chains
- Single Web interface for making format and title changes based on contract terms, with ability to view real-time impact on spending
- Information is displayed based on your library’s contract terms with the publisher
With a dedicated support team to assist with questions about the renewal process, the E-Package Renewals
service is available to EBSCO customers at no charge.
To learn more about this EBSCONET feature and the publishers with whom we are working, talk with us at Booth #3628
during ALA ’09 or contact your EBSCO representative.
*Powered by EBSCO RapidRenewal®
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EBSCO Library Choice Program™
― Budget Management During Challenging Times
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e-content has come multiple sales channels, and now publishers have begun to work with library consortia in negotiating large package content arrangements. With some big deals, all members of the consortium have access to the entire publisher’s collection, while other deals are only for custom access to a subset of a publisher’s content. In many cases the consortia have been able to negotiate a deal for hundreds of titles with the simple signing of the agreement. While that is all well and good, the individual library is left with all the clean-up, access and management tasks of providing access to that content. The local library is still faced with all the local work required to provide the local campus administration with a clear view of what is being purchased. A local library still has budget considerations, reports to prepare and a collection of individual titles to manage.
In response to these challenges, EBSCO has worked with publishers to develop the Library Choice Program. The Library Choice Program is a simple way for the library to take advantage of the publisher deal with the consortium in terms of price and features, but the publisher also supports the libraries’ need for local conditions and will allow the subscription agent to process and manage the order, billing and payment, even when the publisher deal with the consortium calls for a direct arrangement. The agent is now able to provide the title-level detailed information that the library needs to maintain its collection. The agent can provide the management reports, electronic invoice, and a full range of access and registration functions. The library gets the advantage of the pricing from the consortium deal and is still able to work with the agent to get the much needed workload support – creating a win-win for everyone.
Publishers participating in the Library Choice Program recognize the value EBSCO brings to the library in the form of time and cost savings. Library Choice can be used as a tool to improve a library’s ability to manage its budget and collection in these difficult economic times. Some participating publishers include: Brill, Emerald, IOS Press, Springer, Taylor & Francis, and more.
To learn more about EBSCO Library Choice, talk with us at Booth #3628 during ALA ’09 or contact your EBSCO representative.
ERM Essentials™: Smart E-Resource Management
―Introducing EBSCO’s integrated e-resource management solution
How are you managing the enormous amount of data associated with your library’s e-resources collection?
Does your library need:
- One place to manage order details, access information, license terms, database renewals, trials?
- A central system for data about all e-resources?
- A knowledge base that is shared by your management and access tools?
- An efficient way to obtain and add the information needed to manage e-resources?
- A solution that is cost effective?
EBSCO’s ERM Essentials™
, available in late Fall 2009 is a full-featured e-resource management system that provides essential
ERM functionality, giving you single-point access to all areas of e-resource administration.
This new solution offers true integration as it shares the EBSCO Integrated Knowledge Base with EBSCONET®
, EBSCO A-to-Z®
and EBSCOhost® Integrated Search
ERM Essentials will:
- Reduce the complexity of managing e-journals and e-packages
- Eliminate the hassle of searching multiple sources to locate the critical e-resource information needed to perform day-to-day tasks
- Boost efficiency of tracking key tasks
- Save time by managing holdings across multiple systems via EBSCO’s Integrated Knowledge Base
We look forward to making this new offering available late in the third quarter of 2009. To learn more about EBSCO’s newest solution ― ERM Essentials ― talk with us at Booth #3628
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Review Publications Before You Make Purchasing Decisions
The EBSCO Sample Issue & Book Program (SIBP) is a
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great way to check out new and different titles to help you decide which journals and books will benefit your researchers. Here’s a sneak preview of just a few of the publications that will be on display in EBSCO’s Sample Issue & Book Program Booth #3528.
EBSCO Publishing Releases EBSCOhost® Integrated Search —Solves the Four Main Problems Associated with Traditional Federated Search Products—Search Quality, Search Speed, Customer Service and Cost
EBSCO Publishing is releasing EBSCOhost® Integrated Search
(EHIS). Like traditional federated search tools, EHIS
is able to simultaneously search EBSCOhost
databases along with all other electronic resources, including OPACs, publisher packages, as well as resources from other database aggregators. However, with EBSCOhost Integrated Search
, true integration is now possible.
Research shows that many federated search customers are unhappy with four components of traditional federated search products—Search Quality, Search Speed, Customer Service and Cost. EBSCOhost Integrated Search
solves these problems using the EBSCOhost
interface for a smarter search experience. EBSCOhost
is one of the most used research platforms and the easy-to-use features and functionality provide a simple and intuitive starting place for integrated searching.
More information is available at www.ebscohost.com/integrate
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Digital Archive Collections Now Available on EBSCOhost® —Initial Collections from American Antiquarian Society and American Theological Library Association Collections are Available via EBSCOhost®
EBSCO Publishing is announcing the release of the first two digital collections made available through the partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) and the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). American Historical Periodicals: Series 1
from AAS and Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1
from ATLA are now available via EBSCOhost®
. The collections consist of digital versions of rare archival content and historical primary sources including: books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, broadsides, manuscripts, diaries, government documents, ephemera, etc. With each collection, researchers are able to view all of the typography, graphics and drawings as they were originally presented. ATLA’s Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1
consists of monographs from the 13th Century through the World Parliament of Religions of 1893, with the majority of titles from the 19th Century. American Historical Periodicals: Series 1
from AAS includes the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1693 and 1820.
EBSCO Publishing provides access via its EBSCOhost® Content Viewer
. The state-of-the art interface was designed to enable researchers to navigate historical content in a manner that is fast, natural and preserves the serendipity involved in doing historical research. The EBSCOhost Content Viewer
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