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November 29, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) American Doctoral Dissertations, a free database made available by EBSCO Information Services, OhioLINK, H.W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included.

November 10, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Researchers now have an additional way to see the impact of their work in clinical practice by tracking when their research is cited in clinical practice guidelines. Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company, has expanded its Clinical Citations metrics in its PlumX Suite to include clinical practice guidelines indexed in PubMed.

November 3, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is partnering with Bauer Media Australia to provide high quality digital versions of the most popular magazines in Australia and New Zealand through Flipster, the next-generation digital magazine solution. This will allow library patrons an easy way to access to their favorite magazines.

October 27, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Two organizations dedicated to evidence-based healthcare are joining forces to ensure that healthcare professionals can make decisions based on the best available evidence. The partnership between EBSCO Health and McMaster University’s Health Information Research Unit brings together two of the most established services that provide systematic literature surveillance to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare.

(EBSCO Information Services) The web-based, open source Integrated Library System Evergreen will be continuing to develop software that meets the needs of libraries thanks in part to a grant from EBSCO Information Services. The grant to the Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative (MassLNC) is intended to finance new developments of popular catalog features for thousands of libraries using Evergreen.

October 7, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announces that Heidi Tebbe, the Collections and Research Librarian for Engineering and Data Science, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, is the winner of the 2016 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will pay for Tebbe to attend the 35th Annual Charleston Conference, which will take place in Charleston, South Carolina from October 31 – November 5.

September 30, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now increase the power of linked data by adding reader’s advisory services with NoveList Select for Linked Data. NoveList, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has partnered with Zepheira to boost the visibility of library collections online and enrich the information available to people in the community. The latest addition to the NoveList product line, NoveList Select for Linked Data builds upon linked data resources such as Linked Library Service, which helps libraries reach both users and non-users who are searching in their favorite search engine. NoveList Select for Linked Data combines rich metadata from author, series and genre information with read-alike recommendations, appeal terms and reviews from NoveList which allows libraries to provide even more information about their collections to patrons and potential patrons who are searching online.

September 27, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO has hired Catherine Reid as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Reid brings 15 years of experience in developing and executing talent management strategies and managing complex human resource operations to EBSCO. She will be responsible for HR strategy and service delivery. Reid was most recently the Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Reuters, where she was responsible for more than 1,200 employees in 40 different countries.

September 22, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Libraries can now change the look and feel of their websites instantly with the release of Stacks, a hosted, turnkey web content management system designed specifically for libraries. Stacks is available through EBSCO Information Services, empowering libraries to engage their patrons anytime, anywhere.

September 21, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are partnering to offer five scholarships for librarians to attend the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. The scholarship allows more librarians to take advantage of the opportunities for continuing education, meetings and interactions with colleagues at the meeting, which will take place from Jan. 20 – 24, 2017.

September 19, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and Mackin have partnered to make EBSCO eBooks available to order on the Mackin.com ecommerce site. The collaboration between EBSCO and Mackin, a leading provider of high-quality library and classroom materials to librarians and educators in K-12 schools, gives MackinVIA customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of relevant EBSCO eBooks titles from within their preferred acquisition platform. MackinVIA, the free digital resource management system, is used by over 9 million students and has recently won the Best of Show Award at ISTE 2016 for the second year in a row.

September 15, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) A partnership between Plum Analytics, an EBSCO company and ACI Information Group will give PlumX Suite users access to metrics collected from the world’s only scholarly blog service. Scholarly blogs are increasingly part of the public discourse around research, and this partnership will allow researchers, librarians and funding organizations to see who is interacting with a piece of research and what they are saying in ACI’s collection of more than one million scholarly blog posts.

September 13, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) Students need to have the skills to be effective learners and team members in order to be successful in school and in the workplace. LearningExpress, an EBSCO Company, helps students develop the non-academic skills and habits that are essential for college and career success with the newly added College Success Skills Center in PrepSTEP.

September 12, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services continues to provide support in advocating open source and open access. EBSCO has agreed to provide additional financial support to Koha, the world’s first full-featured, free open source Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used worldwide by more than 15,000 libraries of all types.

September 9, 2016

(EBSCO Information Services) According to the 2017 Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO Information Services, the overall effective publisher price increases for academic/medical libraries are expected to be the range of 5 to 6 percent (before currency impact). EBSCO bases the information in the Serials Price Projection Report on surveys of a wide range of publishers and reviews of historical serials pricing data to assist information professionals as they make budgeting decisions for renewals season.

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