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    May 7th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference “Access by Touch: Delivering Library Services Through Mobile Technologies” on Friday, June 8. The conference will cover a variety of topics, including developing a mobile website for your library, building a simple mobile-optimized web app, as well as practical usability checklists for mobile websites.

    Corinne Hill will begin the conference by discussing re-imagining of the public library in a post-recession economy. She will examine delivering library services to a community that is becoming increasingly mobile and has an entirely new set of expectations.
    Two concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are:

    • You’ve Got the Mobile Site for Your Library. Now What?, presented by Bohyun Kim of Florida International University Medical Library
    • Building a Simple Mobile-optimized Web App Using the jQuery Mobile Framework, presented by Chad Mairn of St. Petersburg College
    • Mobile Delivery of Content from a Provider’s Perspective, presented by Wanda Whitney of the National Library of Medicine
    • Getting Started with Mobile Websites If You Don’t Know Code, presented by Carli Spina of the Harvard Law School Library
    • Usable by Design: Practical Usability Checklist for Mobile Websites, presented by Tiffini Travis of California State University – Long Beach
    • Mobile Technologies for Libraries, presented by Lori Barile of the Salve Regina University
    • Developing a Mobile Website for Your Library, presented by Joel Shields of Washington Research Library Consortium

    For the full schedule and sign up, go to Early bird registration ends May 25, 2012.

    About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage our buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage.

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    May 7th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    BusinessCore™ E-book Subscription Collection Provides Access
    to Thousands of E-book Titles for Corporate Learning and Research ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — May 7, 2012 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore™ is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with unlimited access to the content.

    The BusinessCore collection includes thousands of full text e-book titles from leading publishers. New titles will be added on a monthly basis. With BusinessCore, professionals are provided with an easy way to access e-books specific to their corporate research and learning needs. The collection provides a robust e-book experience that includes the ability to search alongside EBSCO’s industry-leading magazine and journal collections, create and add notes and bookmarks, as well as save research for future reference. Users can print, email and save chapters, or transfer them to a number of e-book readers and mobile devices including the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Digital Book.

    EBSCO Publishing Vice President of Product Management, Tad Goltra, says the new collection adds to the e-book options EBSCO is making available. “Customers now have the option to purchase subscription access, add to their permanent collection, or use a mixture of both to meet their business reference needs.”

    The BusinessCore collection offers more than 5,600 e-book titles and presents detailed, in-depth coverage of a wide variety of business topics including: leadership & management, marketing, project management, business communications, finance & accounting, human resources and sales. The collection also provides many authoritative titles on more specialized subjects such as: mergers & acquisitions, green business, strategic planning, negotiating, time management and corporate learning materials.

    Annual subscription is the latest way EBSCO enables corporate libraries to add e-books to their collection. Corporate libraries or learning departments are also able to purchase titles to add to their permanent collection, lease titles they only need for a short time, and place other titles in a collection to be purchased only if/when users need them (Patron Driven Acquisition).

    As with all e-books available from EBSCO, BusinessCore will integrate seamlessly with all EBSCOhost® content. The BusinessCore subscription collection may also be integrated into corporate portals and Intranets, learning management systems (LMSs), as well as mapped to an organization’s key competencies. Customers thus have easy access to relevant content wherever and whenever needed.

    More information about eBook subscription collection is available at:

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator and e-book provider serving the content needs of corporations, associations and organizations of all types. EBSCO offers a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases and 300,000 e-books providing content from tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers. Databases provide information for areas ranging from research & development and corporate learning to departmental and industry-specific topics. EBSCO’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Business Source® Corporate Plus™, Business Book Summaries™, Learning Centers™, Business Basics™, Academic Search® R&D, Nonprofit Organization Reference Center™, and Health Library™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world, and may be integrated into corporate intranets, portals and learning management systems. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:

    EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594