Information Today, Inc. Corporate Site KMWorld CRM Media Streaming Media Faulkner Speech Technology Unisphere/DBTA
Other ITI Websites
American Library Directory Boardwalk Empire Database Trends and Applications DestinationCRM Faulkner Information Services Fulltext Sources Online InfoToday Europe KMWorld Literary Market Place Plexus Publishing Smart Customer Service Speech Technology Streaming Media Streaming Media Europe Streaming Media Producer Unisphere Research

News & Events > NewsBreaks

Back Index Forward
Twitter RSS Feed
Weekly News Digest

April 12, 2012 — 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.

New EBSCOhost Collection Manager to Help Libraries With Ebooks and Audiobooks

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is making it easier for library staff to search for ebooks and audiobooks and add them to their collections with the new EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for ebooks and audiobooks by title, author, publisher, and more or make selections from the Subject Sets or Featured Collections created by EBSCO. ECM can also help libraries create and manage lists of titles they want to expose to patron-driven acquisition (PDA), manage deposits, and determine which ownership models to apply to the various ebooks and audiobooks in their collections.

ECM allows staff to be designated as selectors or approvers and then build lists and modify requests based on their budgets. It can be used to determine which titles to purchase outright through the available access models and to select which titles to expose to end users through PDA.

ECM users can establish lists based on subjects and allow the collection development staff (selectors) to specify which titles are needed while the approvers maintain the right to make purchasing decisions. Since ECM is also used to set up and maintain a library’s PDA program and manage the deposits, librarians can use it to add additional content to the library catalog.

As ECM expands, it will also be used to manage profiles, lease options, and Smart PDA—which allows patron usage to trigger access upgrades or leases ensuring end users never encounter an ebook or audiobook that is “checked out” while also helping libraries keep their ebook and audiobook costs in check.

Source: EBSCO Publishing

Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor Brandi Scardilli

Related Articles

4/30/2012EBSCO Releases 39 New Ebook Subject Sets
5/24/2012EBSCO Publishing Releases Nine New Audiobook Collections
7/19/2012Elsevier Health Science Titles Now Available via eBooks on EBSCOhost
2/4/2013EBSCO Releases eBook Public Library Collection
4/23/2015SirsiDynix and EBSCO Integrate Procurement Solutions

Comments Add A Comment

              Back to top