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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.


ScienceDirect (Elsevier) special offer for eBooks

Think ScienceDirect only has journal articles? Think again! ScienceDirect offers knowledge in a variety of formats, from introductory encyclopedia chapters to essential books to advanced journal articles. ScienceDirect provides access to more than 42,000 digital books that help researchers and students gain the insights they need to get ahead. These books are seamlessly interlinked alongside journals to support an uninterrupted research workflow. They are DRM-free with unlimited usage.

Please join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central) to learn more about eBooks on ScienceDirect. Andy Albrecht, Senior Product Manager at Elsevier, will lead the session, outlining platform features and functionality. Register today!

Special pricing is available to MCLS members participating in this offer, which includes a range of access models. To learn more or to request a quote, contact Group Purchasing at (800) 530-9019 ext 401 or services@mcls.org.


Special savings on K-12 resources from Infobase

The education landscape has forever been changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Infobase resources can help support K-12 teaching and learning wherever instruction happens to take place. Spanning all grade levels and multiple disciplines, Infobase resources offer unlimited, simultaneous access for teachers, librarians, and students, in the classroom or from home.

Sign up for a free trial today and take advantage of a special offer where you can save up to 25% on new subscriptions!

Free trial information: https://freetrial.infobase.com/
Promo/Activation code: MCLSSave

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


Reprints Desk launches Article Galaxy Scholar

Reprints Desk is launching a new service called Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS), which will provide ready access to scholarly content from over 30,000 journals within minutes to seconds. The first of its kind, AGS is an on-demand document delivery solution that enables libraries to:

  • Fill gaps in their existing collection holdings
  • Prioritize the provision of Open Access content
  • Simplify workflows
  • Monitor budget usage
  • Improve the overall user experience for library patrons
  • Reduce demand on library resources and budget

Here are a few words from librarians who have tried the platform:

“UCSD Library is excited to offer a clean, simple, and improved service to our patrons. Because it is unmediated, AGS is actually relieving some staff time so we are able to focus on other work.” — Judea D’Arnaud, UC San Diego Library

“(AGS) more closely aligns the work of collection development with the work of inter-library loan/document delivery.” — Wil Weston, San Diego State University

Article Galaxy Scholar was featured at a recent MCLS webinar. If you were not able to attend the webinar you can view it on-demand, with password AGS4MCLS. Currently in limited release, MCLS members can avail themselves of a preferred consortium rate and waived implementation fee if signed up by April 1, 2022.

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


LibraryAware has the tools you need to tell your library’s story

Whether you’re planning programs or promoting reader services, LibraryAware helps you keep your patrons informed and engaged. It helps connect patrons to your resources through the channels they already use, including print, email, website, and social media integration.

LibraryAware includes:

  • Library-focused templates and images for all your communication channels
  • Readers’ advisory content created by the book experts at NoveList
  • Curated NextReads reading recommendations that link directly to your catalog
  • Subscriber management
  • Excellent customer support

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


Stock up on library supplies

MCLS has negotiated discounts with several library supply and equipment vendors on behalf of our members. These vendors include Brodart, Demco, Ingram, The Library Store, Kapco, Office Depot, Barcodes, Inc., and Vernon Library Supplies. You can find more information on discounts and how to order on each vendor’s page.


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