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Marketline Advantage Trial Happening Now!

Hot on the heels of our announcement of the new vendor partnership, Marketline has activated a two-week, free trial of Marketline Advantage for all WiLS academic members! The trial officially begins April 10th, but we’ve heard that it’s already active. Access the product at http://advantage.marketline.com Access is by IP range and Marketline already has the relevant IP ranges for all WiLS academic libraries. As we mentioned previously, MarketLine is an interactive platform that provides access to a unique mix of company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world.

Marketline is also providing the following resources to help you and your users to get the most out of your free access to the product:

And don’t forget that WiLS members stand to save 15% off of the list price on subscriptions to MarketLine Advantage. But until July 31st, early adopters will actually save 33% off of list. Sign up before July 1st, and receive the rest of this fiscal year free!  That means, if you purchased today, you’d get April, May, and June completely free!

Please contact Jeff Brunner (brunnerj@wils.org) with any questions you have about the product, the trial, pricing or anything else!

QuestionPoint Webinar April 20, 1:00 p.m.

Your users’ information needs don’t end at the library door or when the sun goes down. QuestionPoint provides a complete virtual reference management system, integrating chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give you a complete view of reference activity. Expand your hours of service to offer live help anytime through membership in the 24/7 Reference Cooperative.

Join OCLC staff on April 20th at 1:00 p.m. for an informational webinar about QuestionPoint. WiLS members receive 10% the service. 

To register, please see this link 

For questions please contact Karri Sites at sitesk@oclc.org

ASCLA eBook Webinar for Public Libraries: May 17

We invite you to join our friends at RAILS in Illinois for a webinar on May 17th that promises to be enlightening!
Libraries have the power to drive ebook discovery because they know what people need and read in their communities. Hear how RAILS created partnerships with publishers and an ebook vendor with a project called PopUp Picks to leverage library expertise to connect community members to their next great read and increase community engagement.

Registration is required and there is a cost associated with the webinar. For complete information and registration, please see:  http://www.ala.org/ascla/online-learning/ebook-innovation

Upcoming Films on Demand Webinar

 

Infobase is offering a great informative webinar about Films on Demand for WiLS members in early April. Films On Demand, the flagship streaming video platform from Infobase, offers more than 24,000 titles across 855 subject categories, all of which have been specifically selected for academic use and include public performance rights. This session will highlight specific subject strengths of the collection and will also outline the wealth of methods provided for finding, playing, and sharing videos. We will also cover the service’s many customization options, such as creating custom segments and playlists, adding an intro video to an existing playlist, and much more!

 

Films On Demand from Infobase: An Overview and Introduction (WiLS)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2802951289015725314

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

New Vendor Partner: MarketLine

WiLS is thrilled to announce a new partnership with business and industry information vendor, MarketLine!
MarketLine is an interactive platform that provides access to a unique mix of company, industry, country and financial data for every major marketplace in the world. Patrons can use this platform to find Case Study, SWOT, PEST, PESTLE, and Porter’s Five Forces analysis. They will also find macro-economic indicators including GDP, populations size, buying potential to assess the market. Users can access one of the 8 databases to track mergers, financial deals, country statistics or learn about markets. Patrons can screen over 400,000 companies and build excel lists and gain insight into the investment and inorganic strategy of companies.

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ASCLA Spring Online Learning: Ebook Webinar May 17th

Libraries have the power to drive ebook discovery because they know what people need and read in their communities. Hear about how our friends at RAILS in Illinois, created partnerships with publishers and an ebook vendor with a project called PopUp Picks to leverage library expertise to connect community members to their next great read and increase community engagement. This webinar will be held May 17th from 11:30-12:30 CST and there is a fee to attend. For more information please see: http://www.ala.org/ascla/online-learning/ebook-innovation

K12 Product Spotlight–March 2017: Classroom Video On Demand

  Facts On File and Films Media Group have created an outstanding resource in their Classroom Video On Demand subscription service.  CVOD offers thousands of full-length streaming videos segmented into predefined clips, making it easy for students and teachers to find specific content easily.

CVOD includes archival films and newsreels as well as videos in a variety of subject areas that align with high school content. In addition, the Master Career and Technical Education Collection, features titles in the areas of career exploration, job search skills AND technical and trade skills like automotive technology, building and technical trades and engineering.

For the CVOD newsletter, please see here

For discounted WiLS pricing or to set up a trial, please contact Cyd Rosenberg at crosenberg@infobaselearning.com or use our price quote request form at http://www.wils.org/services/cooperative-purchasing/coop-price-quote-or-renewal-form-2/