NY3Rs Association and EBSCO Publishing Team Up for a Discounted Academic E-Book Program
The New York 3Rs Association, Inc. has partnered with EBSCO Publishing to offer a consortial eBooks purchasing agreement to NY3Rs member libraries. This offer will be open to all academic members of the 3Rs as a buying group, which will enable libraries to take advantage of maximum discounts with a coordinated ordering process.
With a growing collection of nearly 70,000 eBooks from hundreds of publishers, this offer will provide libraries with an easy way to build their eBook collections. Publishers include Taylor & Francis, ABC-CLIO, Kogan Page, F.A. Davis, and more.
The consortial orders will be coordinated at least 4 times per year (depending on participation) and can be offered more frequently with the goal of offering up to 35% off based on participation. The more libraries that partake of each order, the greater the discount.
For further information, including the link to the collection/title database, please go to the following webpage on the NYS3Rs website: http://www.ny3rs.org/projects/ebsco-ebooks/
The next order deadline will be March 7, 2013.
New Product from Lyrasis: NY3Rs Members Can Save Up to 60%!
Ambrose Videohas prepared a special group offer for LYRASIS members and LYRASIS partners like NY3Rs. Each participating library's final discount will be determined by the number of libraries that join the group, the programs ordered and length of subscription. The more libraries to join the group, the deeper the discount (up to 60%). The collection features over 1,200 streaming videos, covering 9 subject areas including the best-selling BBC Shakespeare Plays. Act now, 100 subscribers by December 15, 2011 ensures maximum discount.
Ambrose Video Publishing
After providing video content for 25 years, Ambrose Video Publishing introduced their streaming video product, Ambrose Video, to continue to serve the needs of the education industry.
Ambrose Video has a collection of more than 1,200 video clips and full programs, streaming for the middle school, secondary and college marketplaces.
The 1,200 clips and programs cover 9 subject areas:
A title list of all programs and series is available here.
The top selling videos include:
· The BBC Shakespeare Plays
· James Burke's Connections 1
· A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
· The Ancient History series
· Human body: The Sensory System
· Healing and the Mind
LYRASIS Group Offer Highlights:
· LYRASIS is trying to form a group of 100+ libraries before December 15, 2011, in order to bring the group discount to the deepest level, a 60% discount.
· Individual libraries' final prices are determined by the total number of programs ordered, the number of years (e.g. 1 - 5 years or perpetual) subscribed to, and the number of libraries participating in the group purchase. All fees must be paid upfront.
· Currently there are 62 series in Ambrose Video, each composed of multiple programs. For years of subscriptions, you can choose from 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, or perpetual access.
NY3Rs-RRLC member libraries:
Please use this link to go to the Quote/Trial Request Form: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1124616-L1u96mGRwK
On the form, select Group under Request Type and fill in Rochester Regional Library Council under Group Name. Also select Group under Billing Method.
If you need help filling out the form, you can contact email@example.com call 1-800-999-8558 x3900and they will be happy to go through it with you.
Once you’ve submitted the form, LYRASIS will send the custom quote to RRLC and we will send it on to you.
For more information, please visit Ambrose Video.
Full catalogin PDF
LYRASIS Ambrose Video Flier
Ambrose Video programs are available for annual subscription, multi-year subscription, or perpetual purchase.
If you have any questions, contact RRLC
Kathy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Janet Altimonda (email@example.com)
Sally Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Britannica Online is available to all public, school, academic, and non-profit libraries for a per FTE cost. A weighted FTE-based formula exists for each library type. Other products available from Britannica include Britannica Online School Edition, Britannica Online Library Edition, Image Quest, Global Reference Center, Annals of American History, Webster's Third New Intl. Dict. Unabridged Online, and Spanish Reference Center. To sign up for any of these products or to renew your subscription, please fill out the Subscription form and return it to the RRLC office.
Free Databases available from EBSCO
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management.This world-class bibliographic database covers librarianship, classification, information management, and more and indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
Teachers Reference Center http://www.teacherreference.com
Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.
EBSCO proudly offers GreenFILE, a freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. The total number of records is approximately 295,000, and full text is provided for more than 4,600 records from open access titles. Also included in GreenFILE is a 6,800-term Thesaurus.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The New York Library Initiative is a proposal for permanent state funding for NOVELNY, a pilot project for the Statewide Internet Library.
Databases currently available to NOVELNY databases participants are:
- EBSCO Primary Search on Searchasaurus and Kids Search.
- Gale Cengage Learning Databases
Gale Cengage Learning Databases also provide access to subject specific databases that are part of the InfoTrac collection.
- Academic OneFile
- Business Insights: Essentials
- InFoTRac Newstand
- General OneFile
- Health Reference Center Academic
- National Newspaper Index
- New York State Newspapers
- Twayne's Author Series
InfoTrac Collections on NOVELNY
- Grolier Online -- Grolier Online Passport and Grolier Online Kids includes:
Grolier Encyclopedia Americana
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
New Book of Knowledge
Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Amazing Animals of the World
America the Beautiful
Lands and Peoples
The New Book of Popular Science
LA Nueva Enciplopedia Cumbre
- New York State libraries that are members of a New York State library system may participate directly in the NOVELNY databases program. The NOVELNY Databases Help Desk toll-free phone number is (877) 277-0250. The Help Desk phone is staffed by New York State Library database specialists, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register for the databases, see the NOVELNY Databases page at the New York State Library web site at http://novelnewyork.org
WorldCat contains all bibliographic records (with holdings information) cataloged by OCLC member libraries including: books, manuscripts, computer data files, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, videotapes, sound recordings, journals and magazines. The database currently comprises over one billion records and is updated daily.
RRLC member libraries who would like more information about any of the shared database projects should call Janet Altimonda (585-223-7570) or email email@example.com the Council Office.