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ProQuest Seeks Your Input

ProQuest is seeking your input on how researchers, students and public library patrons use news and newspaper resources in their research. This valuable input will help guide strategic initiatives at ProQuest regarding their news and newspaper products.

Everyone who participates will be entered to win an Apple Watch!

Offer your input on the subject by filling out this very brief questionnaire (8 questions) at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQnewssurvey, now through Friday, July 10th.

Thank you for your time!

Big Savings on Purchases from Oxford

Oxford LogoWiLS Partner, Oxford Univeristy Press is offering exciting year-end discounts on both Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference Library!

Oxford Handbooks Online is an outstanding collection of content in 14 subject areas. The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

From now until July 31, the following discounts are available:

  • Save 20% on the purchase of any Annual Collection from 2012 – 2015
  • Save 50% on the purchase of any Foundation Collection, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30
  • Save 50% on the purchase of any full subject, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30
  • Save 20% on the purchase of the entire 2015 collection, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30

Oxford Reference Library includes over 200 in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedia and Companion series and select scholarly works from partner publishers. Title-by-title purchasing options allow institutions to build and customize their collections, and new titles and editions are added throughout each year.

From now until July 31, the following discounts are available:

  • Save 20% on 2013 – 2015 titles
  • Save 40% on 2010 – 2012 titles
  • Save 75% on titles from 2009 and earlier

For more information, or to order, contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org)

New Product from NAXOS

NaxosLogoStreaming parnter NAXOS is excited to announce the launch of their new digital product, Naxos Works Database [www.naxosworks.com]. It features information on over 25,000 classical musical works, with more than 3,500 composers represented along with their biographies.

This new Naxos service meets the needs of many artists and performing arts organizations – a place where they can find all the most important information about classical musical works. Criteria include instrumentation, duration of work, year of composition, composer biographies, program notes and much more. The Naxos Works Database (WDB) is a destination for any student with an upcoming recital. Need a 5-minute piece for solo harp? No problem!

The data derives from the vast amount of information contained in the Naxos Music Library, and is augmented by information from many other sources and music publishers. The new service offers sophisticated search capabilities – users can search by duration of piece, year of composition, country of birth of the composer, category, featured instrument and many other criteria, either singly or combined, making it an indispensable tool for concert programming.

This is a growing product, and music entries are added daily. The total number of included works will be vastly expanded over time. This is a unique product and there’s nothing else like it on the internet, with this much content, and at such reasonable price. Any competing service/publication contains only a fraction of the works included in Naxos Works Database.

Learn more here: Works Database Infographic

Pricing is very reasonable and if you order in June or July, NAXOS will throw in 3 user seats to their Naxos Spoken Word Library free for a year! Contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org) for a quote!

Big Savings on One-Time Purchases from Oxford

WiLS Partner, Oxford Univeristy Press is offering exciting year-end discounts on both Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference Library!

Oxford Handbooks Online is an outstanding collection of content in 14 subject areas. The Oxford Handbooks series brings together the world’s leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

From now until July 31, the following discounts are available:

  • Save 20% on the purchase of any Annual Collection from 2012 – 2015
  • Save 50% on the purchase of any Foundation Collection, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30
  • Save 50% on the purchase of any full subject, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30
  • Save 20% on the purchase of the entire 2015 collection, take an extra 5% off for orders placed by June 30

Oxford Reference Library includes over 200 in-depth, specialized titles from Oxford’s award-winning Encyclopedia and Companion series and select scholarly works from partner publishers. Title-by-title purchasing options allow institutions to build and customize their collections, and new titles and editions are added throughout each year.

From now until July 31, the following discounts are available:

  • Save 20% on 2013 – 2015 titles
  • Save 40% on 2010 – 2012 titles
  • Save 75% on titles from 2009 and earlier

For more information, or to order, contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org)

Mango Languages Higher Ed

Have you been thinking of ways to help promote culture and diversity on your campus? Well look no further than Mango Languages. They are partnering with WiLS in 2015 to provide a high-quality language and cultural experience to our higher-ed members.

Mango Languages is an e-learning solution, offering courses in over 64 foreign languages, 21 foreign films, 31 specialty courses (such as legal and medical Spanish), and over 17 specialized ESL courses to help international students gain confidence in their aural proficiency skills.

All new higher-ed members will receive two free months of service and an automatic 15% discount will be applied if a contract is received by August 30, 2015.

In the meantime click on one of the links below to learn more about Mango:
Mango Methodology Video
Higher Ed Website

Textbook Warehouse: New Vendor Offering from CESA Purchasing

Our partner organization CESA 2 Purchasing, has negotiated great prices for purchasing as well as a buyback program for textbooks for WI.  Please see: Textbook Warehouse for detailed information.

For questions please contact James Adams at Textbook Warehouse directly. His contact info is 800-796-9152 x224 or cesa@textbookwarehouse.com

Capstone announces a new database: PebbleGo! Dinosaurs

Capstone is releasing new database to be added to the popular PebbleGo! suite. Coming August 2015, PebbleGo! Dinosaurs will be available. For more information on the content and availability  please see:  PebbleGo-Dinosaurs-PreSale-Flyer.pdf