Each month, WiLS highlights a product to raise awareness of our many group and consortium purchase offerings. We’ll tell you about the offer, about the product and even provide some information that you can drop right into your own newsletters, blogs or websites. This month, we’ll be talking about multiple offerings from American Psychological Association. Read more
eMarketer has offered WiLS members an unprecedented deal! A single, flat price for as many WiLS members as we can gather. The bigger the group, the lower the price!
The Product: eMarketer aggregates a huge amount of data from audience measurement companies, industry associations, academic institutions, major online media platforms and other research firms. They then build statistical models, analyses, and reports on virtually every aspect of online/digital marketing. Some of the topics include: E/MCommerce, Internet of Things, Digital Ad Spend by Device Type, Attribution, Email Marketing, Social Media Stats and more! Data is easily accessible by channel, demographic, country, and much more. This great resource would be a real asset to academic libraries serving business, marketing, entrepreneurship and communications disciplines.
The Offer: The list price for a typical institutional license is $15,000. But, if WiLS can gather enough interest and close the deal before August 31st, we can provide 1-year access to as many of our member libraries as we like for a flat fee of $20,000. We would divide that cost among member libraries according to FTE. That means, depending on the size of the group, WiLS member libraries could get access to this great resource for just a tiny fraction of the list price. This promotional price would be for the first year’s subscription only, but if we can show that this type of deal can work, it will be easier to make the case for a good deal in subsequent years.
The Process: So, if your institution has a real interest in this product, please fill out our interest survey. It’s just a quick survey to assess the initial interest in the deal. Filling out this survey does not commit your institution to purchasing. We’ll get commitments once we’ve assessed the real size of the group and calculated your price accordingly. Our target is to have a good sense of interest by August 1st, so please look over the product and fill in the survey by then.
NoodleTools is putting the final touches on a new interface and website. Over the next month,they will be rolling out new features, including webinars and tutorials.
To apply the new NoodleTools interface and launch a new corporate and support website, NoodleTools will be offline starting Thursday July 15th (11:00 p.m. CST) through Sunday evening, July 17th.
WiLS is very excited to present our first Good-WiLS Ambassador Report! Interlibrary Loan expert Josh Steans of UW-Stout attended the 25th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan meeting on May 10th. WiLS was able to sponsor his attendance and in return, he agreed to report back to our membership on everything that he learned there. Please join us for a fun and informative hour of ILL goodness!
Time: July 26th, 2016 at 2:00 PM Central
Audio Details: Using your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.
Or, call in using your telephone:
Dial +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 835-736-965
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 835-736-965
The latest joining of forces in the world of electronic resources comes this week as Alexander Street Press joins the ProQuest suite of offerings. For additional information, please see the press release from ProQuest: http://www.proquest.com/about/news/2016/Alexander-Street-Press-Joins-the-ProQuest-Family-of-Companies.html
You can’t put a price on experience. Or can you? With Data2, you’ll be impressed by innovative products and industry-recognized customer service. But in the end, it’s their experience that delivers bottom-line results for their customers. Why else would more than 8,000 libraries – including the Library of Congress – trust Data2 with their business? Soon WiLS members will be able to get discounted pricing on all Data2 products. Read more
Join Valueline Executive VP, Jason Wiseberg on Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 pm CST to see how the Value Line digital investment research platform can help your patrons enhance their profit-making potential while minimizing risk.
To register for the in-person webinar or to receive the archive please see this link
WiLS is proud to announce a new partnership with streaming media vendor Digital Theatre! Digital Theatre is an on-demand digital education resource for the performing arts. Their main focus is supporting the teachers and students of Drama, Theatre Studies and English in academic institutions. They provide access to high-quality, filmed productions and learning resources. They work in partnership with renowned theatre companies, writers, actors, creatives, and academic institutions to capture, create, license and curate these productions and learning resources. Read more
One of our greatest joys at WiLS is hearing our members tell the stories of the big and important work they are doing – interesting new projects or initiatives, or even interesting and new approaches to old projects. And, in addition to hearing about it, it makes us even happier when we can share those stories with other members. Each month, WiLS is proud to feature an interview with one of our library members. This month, we interview Sylvia Contreras, Director of Rennebohm Library at Edgewood College and WiLS Board member.