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February 9, 2009

OCLC announces the Expert Community Experiment

Entry Categories: Cataloging   Technical Services  

In response to requests from the cataloging community, OCLC is introducing the Expert Community Experiment which enables cataloging members to make more changes to WorldCat records.

During the Experiment, members with full level cataloging authorizations have the ability to improve and upgrade more WorldCat master records than has been previously possible. The Experiment begins in mid-February 2009, and is expected to last six months.

Introductory web information sessions will be held throughout February for those interested in participating in the Experiment.

Please see the Expert Community Experiment page to register to attend a web sessions. More information will be added to this page over the next few days.


February 10, 2009

Introducing Sony Reader Mobile Collections from OCLC NetLibrary

Entry Categories: E-Resources  

Libraries have a new alternative for providing access to compelling reading material. OCLC’s NetLibrary now offers libraries five Sony Reader Mobile Collections—groups of eBooks which can be read on Sony's Reader Digital Book.

The program includes a Reader model PRS-505, a collection of titles from leading publishers and all required licenses. Using the library's PC, librarians can download a mobile collection title or titles from the NetLibrary site to the Reader as necessary.

Libraries that purchase Mobile Collections will be able to offer their patrons the ability to check out Readers for onsite or offsite use, depending on the policy established by each library. Collections, selected by NetLibrary's collections librarian, include Career Development and Business Self Help (30 titles), Management and Leadership (22 titles), Popular Fiction (29 titles), Romance (19 titles) and Young Adult Fiction (24 titles).

Learn more about Sony Reader Mobile Collections.

Read the full press release.


February 19, 2009

AccessScience Trial Available

Entry Categories: Discounts  

McGraw-Hill has set up a free trail to AccessScience for Nebraska libraries through March 18, 2009.

With nearly 9,000 online encyclopedia articles and regularly updated, fully searchable media-rich content, terms, images and videos, AccessScience has proven itself to be the #1 online research tool for science and technology and an excellent starting point for advanced scientific research. We strive to offer AccessScience to you at an affordable price.

Trial access instructions and pricing were distributed via a February 18, 2009 message to the Trial, NEBASE and Systems mailing lists. If you did not receive this information or need it sent to you again, email Databases.

For Technical support for AccessScience, contact our Help Support Desk by e-mail at, fax at (U.S.) 1-617-783-4375, or telephone at 1-800-217-0059 (U.S.) or 1-617-746-2874 (from outside the U.S.)

For pricing information or to place an order go to /discounts/accessscience.html



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