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Product Spotlight: The Team W Courses

Our members have been telling us they want to learn more about user experience and we have listened. To that end, WiLS is proud to feature the work of vendor partner, The Team W! Read more

Business Expert Press and Momentum Press Trial – EXTENDED

Business Expert Press / Momentum Press has extended their free eBooks trial to WiLS members. It now runs until 12/31/2017. Academic members already have access via IP range. WiLS has also received the 2018 price lists for both BEP and MP, so after the trial, if you’re ready to purchase or subscribe, contact Jeff Brunner () for a price quote.

Business Expert Press and Momentum Press were established in 2008 with input from faculty and academic librarians, and today, our ebooks, print titles, and digital libraries are used by hundreds of thousands of students. BEP and MP publish concise, practical treatments of the topics taught in MBA programs, as well as in advanced engineering, science, and health programs. Their “born-digital” ebooks are written by professors and practitioners who translate real-life experiences into teaching tools, and serve as curriculum-oriented, cost-effective alternatives to high-priced textbooks. Unencumbered by DRM, their digital libraries and topical collections can be used easily and without limitation by the academic community.

WiLS Academic members should already have access via their IP ranges. The site address is:

New WiLS Vendor Partner: Holder Printworks

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Holder Printworks!

Since opening in 2003, Madison-based Holder Printworks has processed more than 600,000 feet of film and 100,000 slides, scanned thousands of photos, and digitized hundreds of home movies. Now, their services are available to WiLS cooperative purchasing members at a 10% discount!

Read more about Holder Printworks and their products and services here.

Informed Librarian Online

WiLS is excited to announce a new partnership with The Informed Librarian Online! The Informed Librarian Online is a current awareness service that keeps you up-to-date with your professional reading and librarianship. Free access to 17 full-text Emerald Publishing library journals with all backfiles is included, as well as ILOSearch, a fully searchable index to library periodicals with 300,000 searchable articles. Each month, ILO brings you the most current content from over 290 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, with free full-text premium content from major publishers and specially written content found only in ILO. ILO is an easy, timesaving way to stay informed and abreast of all library trends and WiLS cooperative purchasing members can receive up to 45% off discounted pricing!

If you are interested in subscribing or would like to trial Informed Librarian Online for free, contact Andrea Coffin at for more information.

Call your Senators to Support Federal Library Funding

The Fight for Libraries! has moved to the United States Senate. On April 26th, two “Dear Appropriator” letters began circulating in the Senate, one seeking $186.6 million for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the other $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Libraries (IAL) program for FY 2018. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are again championing funds for LSTA, while Senators Reed, Grassley (R-IA) and Stabenow (D-MI) are leading the fight for IAL. Read more

WiLS Webinar: SimplyE for Consortia on May 16th

Join WiLS for a free webinar with Valerie Horton and Paul Swanson of Minitex to learn about developments for SimplyE, a mobile app that combines ebook collections from multiple vendors into a single, easy-to-browse collection for library patrons. Minitex is working with the New York Public Library and other partners to expand SimplyE‘s ability to federate and combine ebooks from multiple collections to support consortia. Join us to learn how the project is progressing and hear from Minitex about the experience of working and contributing to a national open-source project. Read more

Coming Soon: A New MyWiLS!

Coming Soon: A New MyWiLS!

You asked, we listened! For the last 6 months, we have been working to make enhancements to the MyWiLS portal that you asked for. While it still functions mostly the same, we feel we have greatly improved this service. Please take some time to read about the changes below. Read more