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Public Product Spotlight: Flipster

Flipster® offers an assorted collection of news magazines
that instantly connects users with the latest stories centralizing
on global economics, politics and current events.

Coupled with insightful excerpts from distinguished journalists,
scholars and world figures, these popular titles will
ensure that your users always have the most up to date
articles in the palms of their hands.

These and many other high-quality digital titles are available only
by subscription through our thoughtfully designed digital newsstand
that delivers a unique reading experience on desktop or
mobile devices, 24 hours a day.

The Flipster app, available for iOS, Android, and
Kindle Fire tablets, provides access anytime, anywhere. For more information, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org

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Mitinet’s Full Circle Support™

 

“How can I help my kids get better search results out of my catalog?”

Answer: Whether a librarian or their students are looking within the framework of a Reading Program or just searching by subject, lots of libraries are working with older catalogs with records from an array of sources –or hand-cataloged– are by now have lots of antiquated or politically sensitive terminology, or inconsistent Reading Program information.

Librarians, teachers and students alike would like their records to be more up-to-date and uniform.  In one data service run, Mitinet can work on an entire Union Catalog database to perform Matching for Lexile®, Matching for Accelerated Reader®, Matching for Fountas & Pinnell®, plus Subject Heading Updates to Sears21, Library of Congress, Children’s LC or any combination of the three; add missing state and national award notes; add Kid-Friendly™ subject headings; remove unwanted terminology such as “Juvenile Fiction” or “Juvenile Literature” and more.

For districts with a Union Catalog such as Follett Destiny, Mitinet Library Services, www.mitinet.com, works on the MARC metadata to everyone’s benefit, work that can be handled seamlessly to perform the export, updates and re-importation of the file back into your automation system for you.  We call it Full Circle Support™ and can run it at interval during the year –per your specifications– to keep these key content-related areas in the records current and best serving your library, saving staff’s time training and running services and directly benefiting your students.

If you are curious about how your library could benefit, Mitinet offers a complimentary Database Diagnostic for any size catalog.  Our Data Services team can assess a copy of your records and with a quick turn-around time provide you with a detailed analysis of your MARC data (see sample link below).  Please contact your Mitinet Rep Joe Abrisz, 800-824-6272 ext. 5213 or by email to joe@mitinet.com with any questions or to request upload instructions.

http://www.mitinet.com/Analysis/SampleDistrict/LibraryAnalysis.html

Digital Theatre +

PERFORMANCE. UNLIMITED.

Access theatre across your entire institution on any device, anywhere, at any time.

Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading education platform for English and the Performing Arts.

DT+ provides institutions with new and powerful ways to bring the books and plays on the curriculum to life, engaging students and improving exam results.

  • 340+ classic, contemporary and international productions, many exclusive to DT+
  • 200+ interviews exploring the dramatic, technical theatre-making process, as well as experimental, post-dramatic and applied theatre
  • 80+ essays, documentaries, lectures, and study guides, covering theatre history, theory, and practical techniques
  • 210% increase of media content on the DT+ platform in 2016

Digital Theatre is delighted to offer WiLS members an exclusive 15% discount on a Digital Theatre+ subscription. To find out more about this offer and for pricing, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org or visit the website at: https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/

K12 Product Spotlight: Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center from EBSCO allows students to gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues with blowing your budget.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, POV provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. 

EBSCO’s redesigned help site makes promoting POV and other EBSCO resources quick and easy with comprehensive marketing tools and other information.

For more information, including WiLS pricing, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org

Upcoming Maintenance: EBSCO (Feb 24th & 25th)

EBSCO advises us that there will be a short maintenance with the weekend of the 24th. The full post can be found on their site. However a brief summary of what’s going on follows.

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World Trade Press Trials

World Trade Press is offering free trials through March 31st for their four core products: AtoZ the World, AtoZ Maps Online, AtoZ the USA, and AtoZ World Travel.

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Academic Product Spotlight – February 2017: Associates Programs Source Plus

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 Associates Programs Source Plus from EBSCO. Read more

Reprints Desk Webinar

Did you know you can save big on document delivery fees by using Reprints Desk? There is no cost to get started or maintenance fees with Reprints Desk, and  WiLS members receive a discount on all document delivery transactions. No service agreements, no contracts, no set up fees!

This webinar from Reprints Desk will give you a brief overview of the current service and a look into the future! So, whether you’re a new user, a veteran or just thinking about RD, this brief webinar is for you!

Reprints Desk’s A-Z Academic Collection has grown into over 40,000  discounted copyrighted journals and 450,0000 Book Chapters.   They, of course, are also a full-service document supplier capable of delivering virtually any document that exists. They’re also committed to working with you to determine how they can help you serve users better with efficient and cost effective options. Reprints Desk’s A-Z Academic Document Delivery Service is configurable to your workflow. Reprints Desk boasts full-text journal content (24/7 – any publisher, any article) and seamless integration with Rapid, Illiad and now IDS.

So join us to learn more!

Details
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 AM Central | 40 mins

Registration Link
After registration, connection details will be emailed to you

Infobase Open Trials

Infobase Learning is running a series of free open trials for their databases. Different databases will be open for several weeks at a time, giving libraries an opportunity to try a variety of products. Right now, they’re highlighting World Religions. If you’re interested in trying it out, follow the trial link to get started! As always, contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org) for more details or pricing information.

Nexis Uni to replace LexisNexis Academic

Our friends at LexisNexis have asked us to share some information about a major platform change for the LexisNexis Academic product. Many of our members subscribe to LexisNexis Academic through WiLS and so we want you to be aware of this change happening this year.

LexisNexis Academic will be replaced by a new product called Nexis Uni. We’re told that this new platform will be a big improvement and will address many of the shortcomings of the current platform while retaining the great content. They will be adding some content like Congressional Quarterly material, additional federal regulatory content, and more international news content. They will be dropping some Canadian and European legal material, and some sources that are little used or no longer updating. Content will be loaded into the new platform gradually, but will be complete in time for the migration process which is to take place this summer. LexisNexis Academic will be shut down on December 31, 2017.

There is trial access available for librarians to check out the new platform, but it’s by username and password. Fill out this form to get a trial ID so that you can see what the new platform has to offer. LexisNexis is gratefully taking feedback as well. Once you have access to the Nexis Uni platform, under “settings”, there’s a feedback button.

WiLS will send along more information when it’s available, but please feel free to direct any questions to Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org).