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Special Offers

BiblioBoard helps your patrons create, share, and discover local content

With the BiblioBoard suite of products and services, the possibilities for engaging your local creative community are endless.

  • Create multimedia collections and professional-quality eBooks with tools like Creator and Pressbooks Public.
  • Share content from local musicians, artists, and other creatives in your community with Custom Submission Pages. Help local authors and writers gain new readership and exposure by sharing their eBooks with the Indie Author Project.
  • Discover these local works and collections in a seamless, easy-to-use interface with unlimited, simultaneous-use access to all content!

For a quote or more information, contact Chrystal Pickell Vandervest at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Special savings on JSTOR & ARTSTOR through 2021

This is a great time for MCLS members who are considering participating in JSTOR or ARTSTOR for the first time or adding new journal collections to their current JSTOR holdings. The journal collections in JSTOR include more than 12 million articles from peer-reviewed scholarly and literary journals, as well as research reports and primary sources from libraries’ special collections and archives.

ARTSTOR is moving to the JSTOR platform and more than 2 million images from ARTSTOR are now discoverable on JSTOR. ARTSTOR provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context beyond the confines of your discipline.

Exclusive offers for MCLS members available through December 2021 include:

  • Discounted pricing for new JSTOR and ARTSTOR subscribers
  • Fee discounts for current JSTOR participants. Pay just six months of fees for 12 months of access for any new collections added. Four-year academic institutions save on their one-time Archive Capital Fees (ACF), and the ACF is entirely waived for secondary schools
  • JSTOR eBook selections discounted 30% off list price for individual titles and full collection purchases

JSTOR also continues to offer libraries the opportunity to participate in JSTOR’s Open Community Collections. Make your special collections freely available on the JSTOR platform.

An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at 11am Eastern (10am Central) where changes with ARTSTOR, current special offers, and the Community Collection will be outlined. Register today!

For more information or a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Ensure discovery of and access to your research output and special collections – now and in the future

Perpetua by Arkivum integrates with your existing institutional data repositories to automatically collect and archive your data. Perpetua thereby safeguards your data with multiple data locations, comprehensive audit trails, and more!

Perpetua provides a digital archiving SaaS solution built on data management principles (including FAIR) to safeguard and preserve a wide range of content types. It also ensures the accessibility of both born-digital and digitized material. One example of how Perpetua achieves this is through the normalization of files whereby a copy is created and automatically maintained in a format that can be opened and read by future hardware and software.

For a quote or more information, contact Chrystal Pickell Vandervest at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


RAND State Statistics offers 200 social science databases, new UI

RRAND corporationAND State Statistics is expanding its offerings at non-profit prices. In operation since 1998 with median time series of more than 20 years, the site has an intuitive User Interface with detailed and diverse data covering demographics, health care, and crime to economics and government finance.

Rather than spending hours (or days) deciphering arcane public and other data, patrons and library staff can simply point, click, view, and download clearly defined tables, charts, and maps. The site’s “Fast Facts” allows quick comparisons of nearly 100 variables for 3,300 counties and states. Academic and public subscribers include Princeton University, the University of Texas, and the Los Angeles Public Library.

For a quote or trial, contact Chrystal Pickell Vandervest at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Mango Languages partnership with MCLS members

The Mango Languages learning system combines award-winning learning technologies and proven methodologies to bring functional language skills to millions worldwide. Self-paced lessons, interactive pronunciation features, and an anytime-anywhere app keep learners engaged and motivated to level up their language skills.

Watch Mango Languages in action

The award-winning Mango Classroom for K-12 is built on Mango’s conversation-focused methodology, with content structured to identify skill levels and track achievements in over 70 world languages and more than 20 English courses. It includes tools that automate grading, track progress, and personalize review, plus curriculum mapping and professional development.

Learn more about Mango at an upcoming informational webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at 10am Eastern (9am Central). Reserve your spot today!

Find out about MCLS discounts for Mango Languages by requesting a quote. Contact Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


LibKey: essential infrastructure for your library

The technology systems that libraries use can inadvertently create barriers to students and faculty connecting with important content. Having to navigate confusing link resolver menus, hitting dead ends due to OpenURL errors, and being unaware of available Open Access content are all common factors that can derail the research process. The result can be wasted researcher time, unnecessary library help desk and ILL requests, and general user dissatisfaction with library services.

LibKey, a new, AI-powered linking technology from Third Iron, creates fast, reliable, and context-aware linking that avoids these problems. LibKey delivers one-click access to millions of articles and is more reliable than OpenURL.

Additionally, LibKey is Open Access aware, linking to Open Access (OA) content even if the journal is not listed in your holdings report. By linking users to as much available content as possible, LibKey is a uniquely valuable tool for libraries having to cope with budget challenges, ensuring seamless access to as much full text as possible from any point of discovery.

For a quote or more information, contact Chrystal Pickell at (800) 530-9019 ext 401 or services@mcls.org.


Morningstar Investment Research Center – Newsletter Module

With just one simple click, library patrons will find PDF versions of current and historical issues of Morningstar’s core newsletters spanning mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds. Morningstar’s editors provide investors with specific, actionable investment ideas to help them meet their financial goals. New issues will post to Morningstar Investment Research Center as soon as they are sent to the printer, allowing library users to access new research and ideas up to two weeks before printed versions of these newsletters would arrive in their mailboxes at home.

The titles included in the module are FundInvestor, StockInvestor, ETFInvestor, and Dividend Investor.

If you’re interested in adding this feature to your subscription contact Chrystal Pickell at (800) 530-9019 ext 401 or services@mcls.org.


Now available through MCLS: Capstone’s PebbleGo suite

PebbleGo is packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities. This web-based digital research platform has full audio accommodations, citation tools, and highlighted text and is accessible across many platforms. Teach foundational concepts, increase understanding, foster independence, and more with PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and the many PebbleGo Modules.

For a list of available modules or a quote, contact us at (800) 530-9019 ext 401 or services@mcls.org.


Special MCLS Pricing on ProQuest Products

The events of the last two years have changed how we work, strained our resources, and shifted the needs of library users. To help, ProQuest and MCLS have come together to offer special pricing for all libraries – including academic, public, and K-12.

MCLS members can get special pricing on these essential databases:

For academic libraries

  • Academic Complete: a complete multi-disciplinary eBook subscription
  • ProQuest Central: the most comprehensive multidisciplinary research database available
  • Academic Video Online: a subscription of 70,000+ streaming videos, curated for the academic experience
  • Diversity Collection: supports teaching, learning, and research from alternative perspectives

For public libraries

  • Public Library Video Online Premium: 50,000+ streaming videos in the largest public library database available
  • Music Online Listening for Public Libraries: coverage across all the key musical genres, from popular to classical to world music

For K-12 libraries

With the next school year upon us, explore CultureGrams and SIRS Issues Researcher?to help your students learn more about the world they live in.

  • SIRS Issues Researcher: help students investigate the most pressing issues of our time
  • CultureGrams: a leading reference resource for reliable cultural information on the countries of the world

Don’t see a product listed under your library type? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Secure your savings today. Special pricing is available for MCLS members now through Dec. 20, 2021. To discuss price quotes, product information, or complimentary trials on these or other resources, contact Group Purchasing at (800) 530-9019 ext 401 or services@mcls.org.


New MCLS offer: librarians lead the way with Gale in Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited

For K-12 students to succeed, teachers must be successful first. Gale In Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited can help. Building on the foundation of Gale in Context, this resource is a collaboration and lesson planning tool that enables educators to find and personalize digital learning content, plan learning activities that work well for all learners, and provide equity for all students.

Gale in Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited gives K-12 librarians a new and unique way to merge quality, curriculum-aligned content with related lesson plans and instructional tools. Winning the ISTE Best in Show both in 2019 and 2020, Gale in Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited is putting library resources front and center. The Gale in Context: for K-12 Educators Unlimited package includes unlimited and simultaneous access to 10 Gale Databases!

Want to explore this package? Check out a trial for MCLS members or sign up for one of our informational webinars, scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central) and Tuesday, Aug. 10, 11:30am-12:30pm Eastern (10:30-11:30am Central). The webinars are free, but you must register in advance.

Gale is offering a special 20% discount to MCLS members subscribing prior to Aug. 15. To take advantage of this offer, or for a quote or information on a demonstration, contact Group Purchasing at?services@mcls.org?or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


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