Coop Connection—December 2011
News for All Types of Libraries
Brodart extends its thanks to WiLS member libraries who have utilized the special WiLS member discounts over the past year. Brodart is pleased to announce discounts for 2012 which include:
• Savings: 15% on Full Line Catalog
• Free Shipping: on Stocked Consumable Supply Orders over $100**
To receive your discount, just reference the discount code "DWILS". For online orders add the discount code to the Promo Code Box on the left hand side of the page at checkout.
**Please note: due to the limitations of our website, shipping charges for supplies/consumables will appear when ordering online however will be removed when invoiced. For a complete list of all WiLS vendors please see our website.
Plunkett Research Online
Plunkett Research Online provides industry analysis and market research for all vital industry sectors, ranging from biotech and nanotech to sports and retail. Each industry covered includes market research and trend analysis, statistic info, profiles of leading companies, and a list of associations and organizations. www.youtube.com/user/plunkettresearch#p/a/f/1/hDhM3-Ppjt8
Through December 31, 2011, any new subscribers who purchase Plunkett Research Online full access subscription will receive complimentary Plunkett Research print books in an amount equal to their online subscription. Ebooks are also available with library system purchases.
For a complete list of all WiLS vendors please see our website.
Signing Savvy from Recorded Books
The following URL will allow your patrons to set up their trial Signing Savvy usernames and passwords:
User Name: 111 and your library’s area code (6 digits total)
Features of Signing Savvy:
Ø Video instruction – full motion signs and finger spelling
Ø Precompiled Word Lists – Over 7,000 full motion signs
Ø Phrase Builder – type any phrase and it is signed and/or finger-spelled in video
Ø Flash Cards, Quizzes, and Printing with Word Lists
Ø Individual Sign Printing – great for offline instruction and library programming
Ø Social Community and Shared Word Lists – community and outreach that librarians love
Ø Mobile app – outstanding resource with most of the features of the app represented
For more information, please see: ASL Signing Savvy
To view a webinar please see: RB Digital from Recorded Books - Webinar Schedule
RB Digital from Recorded Books - Pre-recorded Product Overviews
For pricing information for K12s and public libraries, please contact Sara Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org For pricing information for academics, please contact Kirsten Houtman at email@example.com
ABC-CLIO introduces The American Mosaic: The American Indian Experience
Ambrose Video: WiLS has been invited to join an Ambrose Video group by Lyrasis. The deadline for joining this group is December 15, so there isn't a lot of time to decide, but the potential for a large discount on these titles is very high. List price for videos is $25 but there are discounts available on multiple levels with an order of more than twenty videos
Credo Reference was selected Best Overall Reference Database for 2012 in the November 15, 2011 Library Journal!
Credo General Reference is offering discounts and trials. To attend a webinar, go here New subscribers receive a 20% discount for subscribing by December 15. There is also an option to add Publisher or Subject collections through December 16, 2011 for discounts. To sign up for a trial go here
Credo has a new partnership with Brill Publishing, the internationally renowned publisher in Religion, Humanities, and the Social Sciences. Beginning in 2012, the Brill Religion Collection will join the thirty-eight existing Publisher Collections available from Credo Reference. These titles are available as a separate collection, apart from Credo Reference.
As far as the Brill titles go, they are being added as Publisher Titles, and so they aren't available in Credo's general reference collections, but are available separately.
Receive 20% off EasyBib Library Edition when you order by December 31, 2011.
EBSCO offers two RIPM databases that chronologically complement RILM and that together will permit your library to offer access to over 200 years of music literature? We invite you to preview RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (FullTEXT)and RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals to see how they can assist your faculty and your students in the areas of performance, music history, music theory and music education.
Sign up by December 15, 2011 to subscribe to the ATLA Historical Monographs Collection or the American Antiquarian Society Archive Collections from the EBSCO Digital Archives and receive a discount.
Opionion Archives: WiLS has a partnership with Opinion Archives, which offers full text electronic access to the 17 leading e-journals of opinion that cover politics, history, culture, religion and international affairs, including the Nation, Harper’s, the National Review, the New Yorker and Progressive. Please email for a trial.
Please let Kirsten know if you would like to be added to the Academic Contacts email list. She sends out news and offers on this list.
Please find the list of upcoming group renewals below. Please send an email to Kirsten if you are interested in running a trial or getting pricing for any of the following databases.
Please note that for some group databases, there are options to upgrade to full text.
|ACS Web Editions||Mental Measurements with Texts in Print (EBSCO)||ABC-CLIO America: History and Life (EBSCO)
(Full Text Option)
|CINAHL (EBSCO)||SPORTDiscus (EBSCO)||ABC-CLIO Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
(Full Text Option)
|Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)|
|Communications & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)|
|Education Journals (ProQuest)|
WiLS Vendor Partner, Knowledge Unlimited Lands Two Programs on ‘District Administration’ Magazine’s Top 100 Products of 2011 List
District Administration Magazine has chosen NewsCurrents Online and Read to Know, two weekly current events programs published by Knowledge Unlimited, for its list of “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2011.”
This honor is given annually to K-12 education products that support innovation in education. The winners were selected by the editors of “District Administration” from nominations submitted by readers, including school superintendents and district-level directors across the United States. There were a record number of nominations this year.
To read the full article, please see below:
Knowledge Unlimited Lands Two Programs
on "District Administration" Magazine's Top 100 Products of 2011 List
Contact: Matt Cibula, Knowledge Unlimited, VP of Sales/Marketing
firstname.lastname@example.org / 800 356 2303, extension 3068
MADISON, WISCONSIN — District Administration Magazine has chosen NewsCurrents Online and Read to Know, two weekly current events programs published by Knowledge Unlimited, for its list of Readers' Choice Top 100 Products of 2011.
This honor is given annually to K-12 education products that support innovation in education. The winners were selected by the editors of "District Administration" from nominations submitted by readers, including school superintendents and district-level directors across the United States. There were a record number of nominations this year.
The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, as well as an evaluation of product quality based upon readers' nominations and explanations. "The recommendations we receive include extensive descriptions from school administrators of how these products are used in their districts and the difference they have made, making it very challenging to choose only 100 products," said Judy Faust Hartnett, District Administration editor in chief.
NewsCurrents Online is a discussion program for grades 3-12 focused on national and international current events. Read to Know is an online news magazine written on a 5th- to 9th-grade reading level. Hundreds of thousands of students use these programs every week to build background knowledge, vocabulary, listening and speaking skills, civics and geography information, and critical thinking.
"We are incredibly honored by the fact that so many district-level curriculum experts nominated our programs for this award," said Judith Laitman, the founder and president of Knowledge Unlimited. "It shows that today's teachers and administrators understand how important it is for students to know what's going on in the world."
Knowledge Unlimited is an independent publishing company located in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to its current events programs, Knowledge Unlimited also produces posters, teaching kits, DVDs, resource guides, and the Zino Press Children's Books imprint. All products and programs can be found online at www.thekustore.com.