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Docuseek2 Spring Promotion

Streaming video partner Docuseek2 is offering a amazing promotional offer for WiLS members from now until June 30th.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to enhance your streaming collection with award-winning films from around the world from the leaders in social-issue and independent film distribution.

Save an additional 5% off of our already great consortium price from March 1 to June 30, 2017.

Orders may be in the form of multiple single-title licenses or tokens of one year or more, or any of their collection offers.

Need to encumber end of year money? Tokens are a great way to buy now at Spring Special prices, and select titles later.

Docuseek2 streams over 900 essential social-issue and environmental documentaries to colleges and universities, providing exclusive access to content from Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), the National Film Board of Canada, KimStim, MediaStorm, Kartemquin Films and ScorpionTV.

Contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org) today for detailed information about all of the purchasing models available including prices.

Credo Reference Webinar Recording

Thanks to everyone who attended our Credo Reference informational webinar hosted by Sujay Darji. It was very interesting and helpful! For those who weren’t able to attend, we have a recording. As always, please feel free to contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org) with any questions about this or any other product that WiLS offers!

Great Oxford Promotion!

From now until April 28th, 2017, save 15% – 40% on perpetual access resources from Oxford University Press. Meet the people behind your favorite works of art with the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, eavesdrop on history with Electronic Enlightenment, build a greater understanding of the world’s largest religions with Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online, and begin your research in forty different areas of study with Oxford Bibliographies Online. Purchase these or Oxford’s other authoritative resources by March 24, 2017 and save an additional 5%. For more information, please contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org)

Public Product Spotlight: Flipster

Flipster® offers an assorted collection of news magazines
that instantly connects users with the latest stories centralizing
on global economics, politics and current events.

Coupled with insightful excerpts from distinguished journalists,
scholars and world figures, these popular titles will
ensure that your users always have the most up to date
articles in the palms of their hands.

These and many other high-quality digital titles are available only
by subscription through our thoughtfully designed digital newsstand
that delivers a unique reading experience on desktop or
mobile devices, 24 hours a day.

The Flipster app, available for iOS, Android, and
Kindle Fire tablets, provides access anytime, anywhere. For more information, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org

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Mitinet’s Full Circle Support™

 

“How can I help my kids get better search results out of my catalog?”

Answer: Whether a librarian or their students are looking within the framework of a Reading Program or just searching by subject, lots of libraries are working with older catalogs with records from an array of sources –or hand-cataloged– are by now have lots of antiquated or politically sensitive terminology, or inconsistent Reading Program information.

Librarians, teachers and students alike would like their records to be more up-to-date and uniform.  In one data service run, Mitinet can work on an entire Union Catalog database to perform Matching for Lexile®, Matching for Accelerated Reader®, Matching for Fountas & Pinnell®, plus Subject Heading Updates to Sears21, Library of Congress, Children’s LC or any combination of the three; add missing state and national award notes; add Kid-Friendly™ subject headings; remove unwanted terminology such as “Juvenile Fiction” or “Juvenile Literature” and more.

For districts with a Union Catalog such as Follett Destiny, Mitinet Library Services, www.mitinet.com, works on the MARC metadata to everyone’s benefit, work that can be handled seamlessly to perform the export, updates and re-importation of the file back into your automation system for you.  We call it Full Circle Support™ and can run it at interval during the year –per your specifications– to keep these key content-related areas in the records current and best serving your library, saving staff’s time training and running services and directly benefiting your students.

If you are curious about how your library could benefit, Mitinet offers a complimentary Database Diagnostic for any size catalog.  Our Data Services team can assess a copy of your records and with a quick turn-around time provide you with a detailed analysis of your MARC data (see sample link below).  Please contact your Mitinet Rep Joe Abrisz, 800-824-6272 ext. 5213 or by email to joe@mitinet.com with any questions or to request upload instructions.

http://www.mitinet.com/Analysis/SampleDistrict/LibraryAnalysis.html

Digital Theatre +

PERFORMANCE. UNLIMITED.

Access theatre across your entire institution on any device, anywhere, at any time.

Digital Theatre+ is the world’s leading education platform for English and the Performing Arts.

DT+ provides institutions with new and powerful ways to bring the books and plays on the curriculum to life, engaging students and improving exam results.

  • 340+ classic, contemporary and international productions, many exclusive to DT+
  • 200+ interviews exploring the dramatic, technical theatre-making process, as well as experimental, post-dramatic and applied theatre
  • 80+ essays, documentaries, lectures, and study guides, covering theatre history, theory, and practical techniques
  • 210% increase of media content on the DT+ platform in 2016

Digital Theatre is delighted to offer WiLS members an exclusive 15% discount on a Digital Theatre+ subscription. To find out more about this offer and for pricing, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org or visit the website at: https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/https://www.digitaltheatreplus.com/

K12 Product Spotlight: Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center from EBSCO allows students to gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues with blowing your budget.

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, POV provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. 

EBSCO’s redesigned help site makes promoting POV and other EBSCO resources quick and easy with comprehensive marketing tools and other information.

For more information, including WiLS pricing, please contact Sara Gold at sgold@wils.org

Upcoming Maintenance: EBSCO (Feb 24th & 25th)

EBSCO advises us that there will be a short maintenance with the weekend of the 24th. The full post can be found on their site. However a brief summary of what’s going on follows.

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World Trade Press Trials

World Trade Press is offering free trials through March 31st for their four core products: AtoZ the World, AtoZ Maps Online, AtoZ the USA, and AtoZ World Travel.

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Academic Product Spotlight – February 2017: Associates Programs Source Plus

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 Associates Programs Source Plus from EBSCO. Read more