Fall 2014 Trials of Potential Vendors / Resources

Minitex Cooperative Purchasing needs your feedback!

Following is a list of vendors/products that Minitex is considering offering. Please try out one or more of the following resources and send your thoughts, comments, and questions to cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Bloomsbury Collections

Bloomsbury Collections delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. 4,000 ebook titles will be on the platform by early 2015, featuring content from Bloomsbury's latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare, and the recently acquired Hart Publishing.

Libraries can order all collections, or a combination of collections to suit. Options are flexible to help librarians complete their collections by subject, collection year, or selected series.

Contact Bloomsbury rep James Lingle for more information: James.Lingle@bloomsbury.com.

Audience

Two- and Four-year Academic Libraries.

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Business Expert Press

Business Expert Press is dedicated to developing collections of complementary titles within specific business disciplines and across topics of interest. Each collection is led by a collection editor or editors who actively chart the strategic direction of the collection and seek out new authors and new topics.

The collection editors work with new authors to focus the work in a concise and applied direction to deliver immediately actionable concepts for advanced business students and executive education.

Contact Business Expert Press rep Sean Kaneski for more information: sean.kaneski@businessexpertpress.com.

Audience

Four-year Academic, Special Libraries.

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EasyBib

EasyBib is a project management platform that provides intuitive citation, note-taking, and research tools. Connect with Google Apps; databases like EBSCO, Gale, and ProQuest; and LMSs including Blackboard and Moodle. School Editions is best for K-12, while Academic Edition provides an enhanced environment for college.

Audience

K-12, Two- and Four-year Academic Libraries.

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Contact Jeff Rotella at jeff@imagineeasy.com or 212-675-6738 ext. 007 to get a trial set up for your institution.

Momentum Press

Momentum Press is dedicated to developing collections of complementary titles within specific engineering disciplines and across topics of interest. Each collection is led by a collection editor or editors who actively chart the strategic direction of the collection, assist authors in focusing the work in a concise and applied direction, and help deliver immediately actionable concepts for advanced engineering students for course reading and reference.

Contact Momentum Press Press rep Sean Kaneski for more information: sean.kaneski@businessexpertpress.com.

Audience

Four-year Academic, Special Libraries.

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ResearchReady

ReasearchReady is a flexible way to teach information literacy and assess students' research skills. Customize our existing curricula and assessments or embed your own. K-12 and college curricula align with Common Core and ACRL standards.

Audience

K-12, Two- and Four-year Academic Libraries.

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Contact Jeff Rotella at jeff@imagineeasy.com or 212-675-6738 ext. 007 to get a trial set up for your institution.

Salem Press: Health, History, Literature, and Science

Salem Press offers traditional print products, ebooks, and online databases designed for use at public, school, and college libraries. We continue in our effort to provide quality reference resources that respond to the needs of the library community. What began as a one-book publishing company more than 50 years ago has developed into an independent library reference book publisher known to librarians nationwide.

Salem Press offers the well-known Masterplots and Magill's Literary Annual in their Literature collections and an extended series of healthcare information for patients, families, caregivers, and biology and medical students in their Health collections.

Contact Salem Press rep Jim Wright for more information: jwright@salempress.com.

Audience

Two- and Four-year Academic, Public Libraries.

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Salem Health
Salem History
Salem Literature
Salem Science

TeachingBooks.net

TeachingBooks.net is an online library of thousands of book and author resources, all of which are readily implementable, to complement your existing literacy programs. You can connect students to award-winning authors and illustrators using TeachingBooks' video and audio materials. Reveal authentic, primary source insights into real-world writing, research, and creation processes.

You can make the classroom connection with seamless instructional support tools, infuse complementary multimedia resources into your literacy programs, and provide your educators with a profound yet fun way to engage students in reading. Inform decisions about the appropriateness of the books in your curriculum by examining ready-to-use reports that reveal the ranges, variety, and differentiation for the titles in your program.

An overview and video demos are available.

Minnesota-Specific Resources

Audience

K-12 Libraries.

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