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    July 18th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    ~ Hundreds of Elsevier Health Science Titles Available via eBooks on EBSCOhost® ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — July 18, 2012 — An agreement between EBSCO Publishing and Elsevier has significantly enhanced the e-book medical collection available through eBooks on EBSCOhost®. The agreement adds 965 health science titles to EBSCO’s medical e-book collection with over 580 of the titles representing coverage from 2010 to the present.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost offers a variety of e-book and audiobook collections for medical research, containing high-quality titles ensuring that researchers find the right material for any of their healthcare needs. The titles from Elsevier, a leading publisher of health and science information, further expands the variety of medical specialties covered in the medical collection including topical areas such as: Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Nursing, Anesthesia, Anatomy/Physiology, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Oncology, Veterinary Medicine, Allied Health, Dentistry, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgery, Radiology and others.

    The Elsevier titles are available in Subject Sets which provide convenient, prepackaged sets of titles chosen to meet libraries’ needs for new content on popular, in-demand topics. The titles are also available via selection through EBSCOhost® Collection Manager (ECM). ECM can be used to search or browse for e-books and audiobooks by title, author, publisher and more or make selections from the Subject Sets or Featured Collections created by EBSCO’s collection development experts. ECM can also help libraries create and manage lists of titles they want to expose to patron drive acquisition (PDA), manage deposits and determine which ownership models to apply to the various e-books and audiobooks in their collection.

    eBooks on EBSCOhost
    eBooks on EBSCOhost offers nearly 300,000 e-books and audiobooks. EBSCO proactively acquires new content in critical areas, based on the dynamic needs of libraries. Delivering e-books alongside databases and other digital content offers a better user experience that increases the usage and visibility of the entire library collection. Thousands of e-book titles are loaded each month from hundreds of leading publisher partners in more than 30 languages. More information is available at:

    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 18th, 2012LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Glenn Peterson announces Author Alerts!, a new title notification service for public libraries. Author Alerts! sends an email or text message alert to patrons when the Library orders a new book by their favorite authors/performers.

    "The service is dead simple," said Author Alerts! founder Glenn Peterson. "Patrons use a simple web form to enter the names of their favorite authors or performers. When a new title is ordered by the Library the service sends an email or text message to the patron." Email messages include more detail about the title and a direct link to the Library catalog. In addition to authors, patrons can place alerts on performers, musical groups, film studios and more.

    "Today's patrons have many choices for reader's advisory information and staying relevant can be a challenge for libraries," says Peterson. "Author Alerts! helps reinforce the Library as the go-to source for information on new titles. Links to the catalog drive patron traffic to the Library website to place requests.

    "Patron will love getting the first word about forthcoming titles by popular authors. But equally important, patrons won't miss new titles by authors they love who don't appear on bestseller lists. Patrons often have no reliable way of finding new titles by less popular titles without frequently checking the Library catalog." provides web services for libraries, including Author Alerts!, events management, summer reading programs and more. Since 2006, EngagedPatrons has contributed it's services at no cost to small and medium size libraries.

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