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Big Savings on Science Resources from Infobase!

infobase_learning_logoLong-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!

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Name Our Newletters!

Newsboy_selling_papers (1)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!

Flocabulary introduces new features for the new school year!

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

Academic Product Spotlight – August 2016: Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle LogoEach 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

Good-WiLS Ambassador Report – Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference 2016

minitex logoJosh 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!

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Amazing Lightning Deal from eMarketer – LAST CHANCE


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!.

NoodleTools Upgrade Coming July 15-17


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.