Long-time vendor partner, Infobase is offering a spectacular deal on many of their great science resources! Discounts up to 40% are available on Science Online, Today’s Science and various science collections in Films on Demand!
In October, WiLS will be re-launching our current Cooperative Purchasing Newsletters as broader publications appealing to each of our library types. The “new” newsletters will still include cooperative purchasing news, but will also feature member news, learning opportunities and much more. We’re really excited about the new format and content and we think you will too!
The problem is that we’re stumped as to what to call them! The current front-runner is “Wordy McNewsalot” so the bar is pretty low. We know that our infinitely creative members can come up with something way better. What title would YOU suggest? Make some suggestions here!
Just in time for the new school year, Flocabulary is introducing new features! New features include Read & Respond, Pause & Play, and Lyric Lab! Read more
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 the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more
Josh Steans, of member library UW-Stout, attended the 25th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference. He attended as one of our “GoodWiLS Ambassadors”. The GoodWiLS Ambassadors program subsidizes WiLS member library staff to attend events and then report back to us on what they learned. Josh saw so much great stuff in Minnesota and we’re very excited to share it with you! A recording of his informational webinar is below! Enjoy, and please let us know if you can think of other GoodWiLS Ambassador opportunities!
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. We need to close this deal in the next few days, so take a look soon!.
At WiLS, we want to bring valuable information to our library partners, including information about the missions and big ideas of the vendors they may already do business with. Each month, WiLS interviews a vendor partner in order to bridge the gap and open the door to valuable collaborations. This month, we are delighted to share insights from Randall Maxey, Director of Sales at Boopsie, a new WiLS vendor partner!
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 Jane Roisum, Library Manager at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Library.
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