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Vendor and Product Lightning Rounds provide bite-sized presentations on MCLS products

What is a Lightning Round? It is a quick and easy way for members to learn about eResource products available through MCLS. Attendees hear from five vendors who are allotted 15 minutes each to present the best of their products plus updates and information. In 2024 MCLS will host four Lightning Round vendor events on Zoom, each focused on a different library type!

Registration is now open for our first quarter Vendor Lightning Round for public library members scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern (9:30-10:30 a.m. Central).

 

 

After registering, you will receive Zoom access information. The list of participating vendors will appear in the March newsletter.

Additional Vendor Lightning Rounds take place second quarter for school library members, third quarter for medical library members, and fourth quarter for academic library members. Be sure to watch future newsletters for date announcements.


Cash in on MCLS members-only savings with Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is pleased to offer MCLS members additional savings on the one-time purchase of several digital resources through May 31, 2024, with the steepest discounts running until Feb. 15, 2024. Berg Fashion Library subscribers save an extra 5% on the one-time purchase of the Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive and Bloomsbury Fashion Video Archive.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to see title lists or set up free 30-day trials of any of these resources, please reach out to MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382.

Please note that Drama Online and Bloomsbury Collections are excluded from this sale.


American Psychological Association (APA) launches consortium deal for Academic Writer

Academic Writer is APA’s self-directed digital resource for supporting academic communities as they prepare students to meet the rigors of university research and writing. Unlike proofreading or writing tools, this revolutionary platform is designed to help users develop a solid academic writing foundation by combining pedagogical and self-paced learning tools with content management technology.

Reflecting the latest guidance of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), Academic Writer assures libraries provide students and educators a level of accuracy, consistency, and confidence not available from any other source. Institutions can prepare students across a spectrum of disciplines and subjects that use APA Style.

Free trials are available. For more information or to request a quote or trial, reach out to Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382.


MCLS is offering members SpringShare, Library Market, and Communico options to replace DEMCO

MCLS is striving to help its members replace their existing DEMCO software by developing new vendor partnerships and working on special offers with existing partners.

  • Springshare and MCLS Group Purchasing have worked out a special offer for MCLS members. Now through Dec. 31, members are eligible for 15% off the total LibCal and Module (Lending Hub and/or Mapping) list price. If you would like to receive a link to the product demo recording, please email services@mcls.org.
  • Library Market and MCLS have partnered to offer MCLS members discounted pricing for LibraryCalendar. Each instance of LibraryCalendar is customized to meet your specific needs and provide a user-friendly experience for both patrons and your staff. LibraryCalendar comes with two modules which are managed from the same calendar, eliminating room and event conflicts, and giving staff a clear picture of events and reservations across the library. Contact us today to learn more about product features, to request a quote, and to see examples of their solutions.
  • Communico is an integrated suite of cloud-based applications built specifically for libraries. Join us for a product demo on Dec. 6 at 1-2 p.m. Eastern (12-1 p.m. Central).

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Reach out to Group Purchasing for more information and quotes at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382. Not an MCLS member? Join today so you don’t miss out on these deals!


American Psychological Association (APA) launches consortium deal for Academic Writer

Academic Writer is APA’s self-directed digital resource for supporting academic communities as they prepare students to meet the rigors of university research and writing. Unlike proofreading or writing tools, this revolutionary platform is designed to help users develop a solid academic writing foundation by combining pedagogical and self-paced learning tools with content management technology.

Reflecting the latest guidance of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.), Academic Writer assures libraries provide students and educators a level of accuracy, consistency, and confidence not available from any other source. Institutions can prepare students across a spectrum of disciplines and subjects that use APA Style.

Free trials are available. Reach out to Group Purchasing for more information and a quote at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382. 


MCLS members take 30% or more off World Trade Press products

World Trade Press is the world’s premier publisher of country-by-country information products for culture, travel, language, and food. WTP databases help students and teachers understand cultures of the world, learn languages, and become global citizens.

WTP employs a worldwide team of hundreds of professional researchers, writers, editors, database administrators, graphic designers, and web developers whose knowledge, experience, and expertise make their products possible.

MCLS members enjoy a 30% discount on annual subscriptions to products that support learners of all ages. WTP products are affordable for libraries of all types and sizes. Additional discounts apply when you subscribe to more than one product.

Visit our World Trade Press vendor page for a list of available products. To request a quote, reach out to MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382. Not an MCLS member? Join today!


MCLS enters agreement with AM (formerly Adam Matthew) to offer 20th Century Social Movements package

AM primary sources logo 150x 76.pngObtain discounted pricing on AM’s digital archives and technology platforms, which provide rich and invaluable resources for primary source teaching and research. AM proudly collaborates with libraries, archives, and heritage institutions to digitize the world’s historical and cultural knowledge, making it easily accessible to all.

Geared toward the liberal arts, the AM 20th Century Social Movements package includes the following collections: American Indian Newspapers, Gender: Identity and Social Change, and Race Relations in America. Libraries can purchase either the full package or individual collections as one-time perpetual access purchases with discounts ranging from 15% for individual collections to 25% for the full package.

Learn more about these products and the AM platform by viewing the recent webinar, which features AM staff demonstrating the package.

Reach out to Group Purchasing for more information and a quote at services@mcls.org


University of Chicago Press eJournal offer adds titles to 2024 package

2024 complete package university of chicago press 150x200.pngSubscribe to the Complete Chicago Package (CCP) and save on the comprehensive collection of journals from the University of Chicago Press. The CCP is designed to meet the content needs of your institution by providing electronic access to more than 90 titles from a wide range of disciplines.

New additions to the CCP in 2024 are The Sixteenth Century Journal and Transforming Anthropology. The full title listing is available at https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/inst/ccp.

Reach out to Group Purchasing for more information and a quote at services@mcls.org


MCLS can help you round out your eJournal collection this renewal season with Project MUSE

Looking to add more journal titles to your library’s eResources collection? Consider one of the many MCLS eJournal group purchases! Vendors offering journal collections include American Chemical Society, Association of Computing Machinery, Cambridge University Press, Duke University Press, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE (see the new package below), SAGE Publications, SpringerNature, University of Chicago Press, and Wiley Publications. To learn more about MCLS’s collection offerings, visit our Vendor pages.

A new eJournal package is now available: Project MUSE 2024 PLUS+ Package
Expand your library’s access to timely and trusted scholarship with the Project MUSE Journals PLUS+ Package, a large bundle of journal titles that are part of the journal hosting program on the MUSE platform, and are not included in any of MUSE’s curated journal collections. The package is an affordable and convenient way to both add vital, current, peer-reviewed literature to your collection, and support academy-owned and independent non-profit publishers.

If you are interesting in learning more about Project MUSE, or any of the other journal collections offerings, call Group Purchasing at 517-939-1382 or email services@mcls.org.


A new product is available through MCLS: New York Times | All Access

As of Sept. 1, MCLS is authorized to license a new product from the NYT: New York Times | All Access. We will still provide New York Times: News Access, which provides institutional access to NYTimes.com and The New York Times News App. This includes global reporting, commentary, culture and much more, including audio and video, on both nytimes.com and the NYT news app for iOS and Android.

The following are FAQs about All Access:

What is included with New York Times | All Access?

Your subscription includes institutional access to New York Times: News Access plus New York Times Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic, including all websites and apps. Subscribers to All Access get to experience all of The Times’s digital products including:

  • News: global reporting, commentary, culture and much more, including audio and video, on nytimes.com and on the news app, which you can download for both iOS and Android.
  • Games: Spelling Bee, Wordle, an archive of over 10,000 crosswords and more.
  • Cooking: thousands of recipes, guides for all skill levels, plus advice and inspiration daily.
  • Wirecutter: independent product recommendations based on real-world testing.
  • The Athletic: in-depth, personalized sports coverage of your favorite teams and leagues.

Who is eligible for this new product?

Any new subscribing institution can select either The New York Times: News Access product or The New York Times | All Access.

When can existing subscribers gain access to this new product?

The NYT is currently working through an implementation plan to be able to transition existing News Access customers to the All Access product should the customer seek to upgrade at the time of their renewal. It is our understanding that NYT will offer All Access transition pricing to existing customers at their new renewal period, beginning in 2024.

What if my institution is in the middle of a multi-year agreement?

For existing subscribers with multi-year agreements for News Access, you may have the option to upgrade to All Access at the time of your annual billing. You must continue with your remaining multi-year term under the All Access product.

Why are we making this change?

There is strong demand from our members to have access to additional New York Times products. Given that our license was previously limited to the News Access product, members have either had to forgo these products or license them directly via the NYT. Our hope in making this change is that subscribing members will have the option to purchase one product in one place.

For more information and a quote, contact Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or 517-939-1382.


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