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    July 12th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ DynaMed™ Chosen as Primary Point of Care Resource for NHS Scotland’s Knowledge Network~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July12, 2012 — NHS Education for Scotland has selected DynaMed™ from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) as its preferred point of care resource for all NHS Scotland staff and students. NHS Education’s Knowledge Network had offered DynaMed, as well as other point of care resources, to its users but recently selected DynaMed as the primary point of care resource due to its comprehensive coverage and frequent and reliable updates.

    NHS Education develops and delivers education and training for those who work in NHS Scotland. Senior Knowledge Manager, Derek Boyle, says they were very impressed with DynaMed’s content and coverage. “Research indicates that DynaMed was more frequently and reliably updated than any other point of care resource, it is very comprehensive in its coverage and offers a facility to support Continuing Professional Development.”

    Boyle says DynaMed’s linking capabilities played a big part in NHS Education’s decision as well. “We were also pleased that DynaMed offered links to many full-text international guidelines, including NICE and SIGN, Cochrane systematic reviews, research and review articles, PubMed abstracts and patient information. DynaMed will also support NHS Scotland in exploring the potential to embed links with clinical (electronic health record) systems.”

    Another contributing factor to their decision to implement DynaMed as the primary resource was due to a recent report in KLAS that rated DynaMed higher than other disease reference tools. Survey respondents indicated that DynaMed excelled in the credibility of the information it provided and in the relevance of its information.

    NHS Education’s subscription to DynaMed includes EBSCO’s Nursing Reference Center™ and Rehabilitation Reference Center™. These resources offer the best available evidence-based clinical reference tools for nursing and rehabilitation practices. These resources teamed with DynaMed offer NHS Education with a full suite of point of care resources.

    DynaMed is a clinical reference tool designed for use primarily at the point of care. DynaMed contains clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics. Daily updates provide the best available evidence available to clinicians making medical decisions. A September 2011 study published in the British Medical Journal shows DynaMed is the fastest at including new evidence among point-of-care resources while also indicating that slow updates can impact patient care. DynaMed integrates with electronic health records and is available via mobile devices.

    About EBSCO Publishing
    EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 350 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Nursing Reference Center™, Patient Education Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™, Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source™ and SocINDEX™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as MEDLINE®, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact:
    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Public Relations Director
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    July 12th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Farmington Hills, Mich., July 11, 2012 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced Business Insights: Essentials, a new resource for research on business, companies and industries built on the same intuitive platform as the recently-announced Business Insights: Global. Business Insights: Essentials will replace Gale’s long-standing Business and Company Resource Center database.

    “Business and Company Resource Center has served our customers well for the last 12 years, but today’s researcher is very different from the users the product was originally designed for,” said David Forman, vice president and publisher, Gale. “The new platform and features included in Business Insights: Essentials make it easier for users to not only find information more quickly, but to make connections among disparate data. We are excited to bring this product into the next phase.”

    Business Insights: Essentials contains all of the content and functionality found in Business and Company Resource Center, however the information is now organized on a more intuitive, user-friendly platform. With this new resource, librarians can more effectively help faculty, students and patrons:
    • investigate investment opportunities;
    • research businesses and find parent-subsidiary relationships;
    • explore market and industry information, SWOT reports, investment reports and business associations;
    • instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools;
    • study product and brand information;
    • compare companies within an industry; and
    • target new customers and inform on potential business opportunities, distribution channels and licensing opportunities

    Some of the new tools and features that can be found in Business Insights: Essentials include a robust business glossary of thousands of business terms culled from Gale encyclopedias and Cengage Learning textbooks, Readspeaker (text-to-speech functionality), translation tools for the user interface and article-level translations, citation tools, and interactive charting with the ability to manipulate statistical data and customize charts.

    Current Business and Company Resource Center customers can migrate to Business Insights: Essentials at no additional charge. For more information on Business Insights: Essentials, migration from Business and Company Resource Center or to request a trial, please visit or contact Kristina Massari at

    About Cengage Learning and Gale
    Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs – from homework help to health questions to business profiles – in a variety of formats. For more information, visit or


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    July 12th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Highlighting librarians’ valuable contributions to users and their libraries — “Looking for the Silver Lining: Positive Outcomes from Troubled Times”

    Birmingham, Ala. — July 12, 2012 — EBSCO is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for a qualifying librarian or paraprofessional to attend the 32nd Annual Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, which will be held Nov. 7-10, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.

    In keeping with the conference’s 2012 theme, “Accentuate the Positive,” this year’s essay topic is “Looking for the Silver Lining: Positive Outcomes from Troubled Times.” Applicants are asked to submit short essays detailing how a potentially negative situation ultimately yielded a positive outcome as a result of implementing resourceful strategies. In other words, the librarians should reveal how they or their institutions took lemons and made lemonade. Some examples: adopting new models of collection development; streamlining technical services processes in response to staffing or resource changes; embarking on collaborative projects that led to enhanced services with other departments or institutions; or developing new offerings to better serve users, such as providing enhanced mobile applications, deploying patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) or a discovery service.
    Each applicant must currently work as a librarian or paraprofessional and provide the following information:

    * One professional recommendation
    * A curriculum vitae
    * The short essay described above (up to 1,000 words)

    All application documents should be sent electronically to Rossi Morris at EBSCO ( by Sept.17, 2012. The winner will be notified by Oct. 8, 2012. Scholarship money must be used to attend the 2012 Charleston Conference.

    About EBSCO
    Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information agent providing consultative services and cutting-edge technology for managing and accessing high-quality content, including print and e-journals, e-packages, research databases, e-books, and more. Now more than ever, libraries and research organizations are looking for new ways to manage their collections more efficiently, and EBSCO has developed the most comprehensive “e” discovery and management solutions, offering unparalleled integration to help librarians save time and money while empowering their users.

    EBSCO serves clients through our 30 offices worldwide and has more than 140 librarians on staff. To learn more about EBSCO’s products and services, visit

    For more information, please contact:
    Rossi Morris
    Media Relations Coordinator
    EBSCO Corporate Communications