Posts from the ‘Special libraries’ Category
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: http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/login
We are so excited to share our new partnership with AVPreserve!
AVPreserve is a data management consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information, business, and people to advance the ways in which data is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes. AVPreserve’s mission is to free people from the burdens of information management. From helping organizations gain physical and intellectual control of their collections to developing the perfect custom application to suit their workflows needs, AVPreserve helps clients in Academia, Government, Corporations, Museums, and more.
Some AVPreserve clients include: University of Wisconsin, Library of Congress, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, New York Public Library, Berea College, Wildlife Conservation Society, Harvard University, Independence Community College, Indiana University, Smithsonian Institution, and Yale University.
WiLS members will get a 10% discount on the following AVPreserve products:
- Custom software development (https://www.avpreserve.com/software-development/) for data management, file analysis, workflow improvement, collection management and more. If you have a need for an application and can’t find an off-the-shelf solution, AVPreserve can help you bring it to life.
- Catalyst (https://www.avpreserve.com/products/catalyst/): An innovative and highly efficient solution for performing and leveraging inventories to enable better planning, strategizing, decision-making, and resource allocation through access to quantitative data about physical collections. Offered in three different packages: Full service, managed service, and hosted subscription.
- AVCC (https://www.avpreserve.com/products/avcc/): An open source application that enables collaborative, efficient item-level cataloging of audiovisual collections. AVCC incorporates built-in reporting on collection statistics, digital storage calculations, shipping manifests, and other data critical to prioritizing and planning preservation work with audiovisual materials. AVCC establishes a minimal set of required and recommended fields that provide basic intellectual control that enables quantification, planning, and management of collections. AVCC is offered by AVPreserve as a hosted service.
To order or for more information, contact AVPreserve at or 917.475.9630. Be sure to mention you are a WiLS member to receive your discount!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
This free webinar was hosted by WiLS and presented by Sheila Stoeckel on Thursday, November 3rd from 1-2pm! Below is the recording from the webinar and you can find all the responses to the chat question about your enduring ideas here.
Sheila is Director of the UW-Madison Libraries Teaching & Learning Programs and one of the 2016 winners of the WAAL Information Literacy Award for Sift & Winnow: Libraries@UW, a highly interactive online learning tutorial for students with direct assessment measures. Sheila also serves on the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee’s Framework group.
The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education moves library instruction from a standards approach to “interconnected core concepts.” During this webinar, we’ll talk about how to use the frames in your instructional design. Using a modified Backward Design approach, you’ll be able to design effective and engaging library instruction sessions. Strategies for assessment and evaluation will also be included. Bring your Framework for Information Literacy questions, experiences, challenges, and examples to share with colleagues.
Contact Andi Coffin at with any questions.
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