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March 24, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost Now Available—Goodbye NetLibrary

A year after acquiring NetLibrary from OCLC, EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is releasing a preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost. The preview will allow librarians and end users to see how their library’s collection of ebook titles from EBSCO/NetLibrary is being integrated into EBSCOhost, allowing for a more comprehensive and powerful search experience. Current customers will be able to explore their own ebook collections on EBSCOhost. The preview is designed to showcase the look and feel of eBooks on EBSCOhost and provide a live environment for librarians and users to test and trial the functionality.

EBSCOhost libraries will be able to access the preview site through the Try New Features link on EBSCOhost. NetLibrary users will see a banner with the link on the NetLibrary interface. A link to a survey will be included on the preview, and results will be monitored during the preview period which will end with the migration from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost in July.

EBSCO offers a robust and authoritative collection of eBooks on EBSCOhost—a growing collection of more than 250,000 titles. Thousands of ebook titles are loaded each month from hundreds of leading publisher partners in more than 30 languages. eBooks on EBSCOhost provides extensive subject coverage and MARC records are provided for all ebooks at no additional cost. eBooks on EBSCOhost will provide direct links to full-text ebooks plus note-taking capabilities, copy & paste function, printing, email, citation exports, bookmarking and a web-based interface (with no reader or hardware required).

eBooks on EBSCOhost allows libraries to provide one single platform for the user interface, reporting, authentication, setup, and maintenance as well as the ability to brand and customize the interface. Users will be able to search across any combination of EBSCOhost databases and ebook collections using the same familiar EBSCOhost basic search screen as well as advanced search options and browsing features.

Source: EBSCO Publishing



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