Information Today’s Computers in Libraries 2015 Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on April 27-29, 2015.
Minitex will coordinate a discounted group registration. The special rate for the conference is $319.00 and covers the entire three-day event.
In addition to the main event, there are also discounted rates for the Library Leaders Summit ($599) and for the Internet@Schools Track ($109). Read more
Trial season is back for our K12 library members!
Some of the vendors offering trials this spring are: ABC-CLIO, Capstone PebbleGo, and ProQuest.
If you are interested in pricing for any subscription, please use our price quote form at: http://www.wils.org/services/cooperative-purchasing/coop-price-quote-or-renewal-form-2/ Read more
WiLS is working with LYRASIS to set up a large group subscription to the The Digital Loeb Classical Library. We’re in the early stages of the process right now, but the first step is to generate a list of highly interested WiLS members. We would then take that list to LYRASIS and combine it with theirs to negotiate a custom price with Harvard University Press. No library will be asked for a final commitment until we have a negotiated price, so at this point, we just need to know who might be interested.
For your reference, the list prices for this product run from $1,150 to $4,600 annually depending on the size of your institution or population served. Of course, if we’re able to form a strong group, we should be able to negotiate down from there.
ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy has put out a call to libraries of all types for examples of their need to circumvent DRM for the legal purposes of instruction or research. The U.S. Copyright Office reviews such examples every three years to determine circumstances under which such circumventions are permissible for the following 3-year cycle. This rule making process includes various stakeholders including ALA, and their looking for your help in providing such examples.
Please read more and contribute your examples at: http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/9657
Business Expert Press and Momentum Press are offering some steep year-end discounts on their Digital Library, Digital Archive and Professional Reference Collections!
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 will interview 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 Stephanie Dixon, Marketing & Professional Development Manager at ABC-CLIO Solutions. Read more
We are pleased to share that WiLS has partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for our members to get discounted access to their acclaimed Birds of North America Online database! Read more
Adam Matthew Digital has joined with WiLS to offer some great discounts to member libraries. Their award winning collections span the social sciences and humanities and cover a multitude of topics ranging from Medieval manuscripts and Victorian moving images to ephemera from the 1960s and confidential government documents. Read more
Facts on File announces upcoming webinars for their databases. Read more about the webinars here.