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Special Offers

Open Education Network (OEN) Allied Membership opportunity for MCLS members

Looking for ways to enhance open educational resources at your institution? Allied Membership in the Open Education Network (OEN) offers support and guidance for libraries interested in advancing and building open education initiatives on their campuses. OEN operates as a community of learners dedicated to making higher education more affordable, equitable, and accessible.

MCLS member institutions can join the OEN at a highly discounted rate because of the MCLS OEN consortia membership. To learn more, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Support your psychology program with the 2022 APA Books® E-Collections

These one-time purchases provide DRM-free, perpetual access to critical psychological research – allowing you to support the needs of educators, researchers, students, and clinicians while helping to minimize institutional and student costs.

Each collection covers a spectrum of behavioral and social science research:

  • Full Collection: 33 titles covering timely topics such as immigration and multiculturalism, supporting LGBTQ+ communities, and resilience and self-care for therapists.
  • Academic Collection: 17 titles spanning critical areas including career assessment, technology and big data, and teacher training and course design.
  • Clinical Collection: 16 titles with clinical psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy applications.

APA has permanently waived recurring access fees for all perpetual access products!

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


Improve full-text linking from any point of discovery with LibKey

The experience of getting to full text is often one involving confusing menus, clicking through different pages, and sometimes arriving at broken links. For users, this results in incomplete research, frustration, and wasted time. For libraries, it means dealing with technical support issues and responding to unnecessary ILL requests. There ought to be a better way. With LibKey from Third Iron, there is!

LibKey services are transforming libraries and taking the pain out of full-text access by delivering fast, reliable, and informed linking from any point of discovery. Learn more with this recently recorded video for MCLS members (passcode: Ct+$6CPL). If LibKey seems interesting and you’d like to evaluate it, free trials are available and easy to set up.

Discounted pricing for LibKey is available to MCLS members. For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Join Overdrive for Michigan Academics (OMiA) and enhance your audio and eBook collection

Four MCLS member libraries came together in 2021 to form Overdrive for Michigan Academics (OMiA). As stated in the group Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), “collaboration, transparency, responsibility, trust and inclusiveness represent the shared values of OMiA.” Founding members are Alpena Community College, Glen Oaks Community College, Grand Valley State University, and Kirtland Community College. Each library pays a fee based on its FTE. Funds include monies for shared content and Overdrive platform fees as well as an MCLS charge. Together the participating libraries develop the joint collection, focusing on student academic needs and leisure reading to promote lifelong learning.

The OMiA collection was launched in early 2022 and looks to build its membership moving forward. Efforts are also underway to develop an Overdrive group for Indiana academic libraries. Interested libraries are encouraged to reach out to Group Purchasing for a quote and more information at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Discover Stories in the Cloud, a custom Dial-a-Story service for libraries

Looking for alternate ways to engage users with stories and other enjoyable content? Consider Stories in the Cloud. Using innovative technology, Stories in the Cloud provides libraries with a custom, private label Dial-A-Story service. Libraries receive a dedicated local number users call to hear children’s stories, jokes and riddles, music and songs, full-length titles as well as library news and information. No internet or data plans are needed, and the service works with any phone type. This affordable product contains pre-recorded story options and also allows libraries to record their own stories and content.

MCLS members receive a 20% discount and a special welcome package which includes a studio-quality microphone to record stories and 500 printed cards to market the service.

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


Improve full text linking from any point of discovery with LibKey

The experience of getting to full text is often one of confusing menus, clicking through different pages, and sometimes arriving at broken links. For users, this results in incomplete research, frustration, and wasted time. For libraries, it means dealing with technical support issues and responding to unnecessary ILL requests. There ought to be a better way. With LibKey from Third Iron, there is!

Join Third Iron co-founder and CEO Kendall Bartsch on April 12, 2022 at 11am Eastern (10am Central) to learn how LibKey services are transforming libraries and taking the pain out of full-text access by delivering fast, reliable, and informed linking from any point of discovery. Registration is free but attendance is limited, so reserve your place today.

Discounted pricing for LibKey is available to MCLS members. For a quote, contact MCLS Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Ingram Library Services offers MCLS members (academic & public) special discounts

For more than 50 years, Ingram Content Group has provided libraries with pricing discounts on print purchases, media resources, and library binding services. MCLS academic and public library members in both Indiana and Michigan are eligible for further savings through special consortia discounts. Examples include a 42-44% savings on trade hardcover purchases and 38-42% for trade quality and mass-market paperbacks. Discounts are determined based on the number of copies purchased. Continuations and standing orders are also eligible for these special discounts. Interested members need to reach out to Ingram before placing an order. Along with MCLS, TLN offers discounts in Michigan.

Contact information, as well as the full discount schedule and terms, is available at the Ingram Content Group vendor page on the MCLS website. Contact Group Purchasing, services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401 for more information.


Stock up on library supplies

MCLS has negotiated discounts with several library supplies 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.


MCLS & Gale partner to bring special eBook pricing for middle & high school libraries

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Now is a great time for Middle & High School Libraries to expand their eBook collections! Special pricing is available to libraries purchasing Gale’s High School eBook Collection as well as individual eBook titles. The Collection of 221 titles covers all major disciplines, including communications, health sciences, history, literature, political science, psychology, and social studies with over 60% of the titles with 2020-2022 copyright dates. Discount to MCLS members is 35% off the list price for the Collection and up to 70% off for individual titles. Members have the option of extended invoicing (up to 3 budget cycles).

Learn more about Gale eBooks by checking out the MCLS trial site (if prompted, use “trial” for password), viewing this informational video, and/or reviewing Gale’s Top 7 Reasons to Explore Gale eBooks.

Questions? Want a quote for your library? Contact Group Purchasing at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


Scholarly analytics with Cabells

If your faculty are looking to publish research or review scholarly contributions, Cabell’s complimentary Predatory Reports and Journalytics are must-have resources.

In Predatory Reports, specialists analyze over 60 behavioral indicators. The resulting misconduct reports detail each violation and provide a transparent view of the investigated journal. The report also includes the title of the journal, its publisher, any claimed ISSNs, and more so you can easily identify the predatory journal.

Journalytics is a curated list of more than 11,000 academic journals covering 18 disciplines. These summaries include publisher names, audience types, and acceptance rates. Researchers will also find manuscript guidelines, so they know how to format their manuscript and what to expect during the submission process.

These resources will give you access to a suite of powerful metrics to evaluate and better understand academic journals. Your faculty will have access to accurate information and know reputable outlets for publication.

Free 14-day trials are available to MCLS members! For a trial or quote, contact us at services@mcls.org or (800) 530-9019 ext 401.


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