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
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
Registration for WiLSWorld 2016 is now open! Join WiLS and your colleagues at the Pyle Center in Madison on Tuesday, August 2nd for an exciting line-up of speakers and breakout sessions. Wednesday, August 3rd is Workshop Wednesday, where you can grow your skills with targeted, hands-on workshops.
Tuesday, August 2nd
David Bendekovic, founder of The B. A. David Company, an organizational and leadership development company, and an expert at cultivating innovation and leadership throughout organizations even, or perhaps especially, in times of great change and uncertainty, kicks off WiLSWorld with his keynote address.
Breakout sessions this year appeal across the spectrum of librarianship. You can explore instructional librarianship, adventures in library space planning, and sessions ranging from bringing patrons up to basic technological competencies to mobile hotspot lending implementation at your library. New this year, the New Technology Showcase! Half lightning presentations and half demonstrations, you’ll have a chance to learn more about new technologies and tools library staff are using in their work, and then get up close and personal with a demonstration of those that you’re interested in learning more about. All this and a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. But wait! There’s more!
Wednesday, August 3rd
Join us for hands-on learning at the Second Annual WiLSWorld Workshop Wednesday! Workshops include: Data 101 (learning more about using data, specifically your data!), creating infographics to tell your library’s story, bringing coding to your library, and help for rocking your LibGuides. Plus, there will be an all day workshop dedicated to Design Thinking, provided by experts Design Concepts, a product design and innovation consulting firm based in Madison. Registration for all workshops is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible!
Learn more and register at the WiLSWorld 2016 website. We hope to see you there!