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March 16, 2015

EBSCO and Ex Libris: Update from EBSCO

EBSCO and ExLibris continue to discuss a data sharing agreement for Alma and Primo. You can see the background of the conversation on the Alliance website. Kevin Leffew, EBSCO's Vice President of Field Sales, is hosting two WebEx sessions to review the discussions and answer questions.

If you'd like to speak to EBSCO reps directly about access to EBSCO products in Alma and Primo, please plan to join one of these sessions:
  • Friday, April 3rd, 2-3 PM
  • Thursday, April 9th, 10-11 AM

Wiley Titles in DDA - Timeline for Access Fix

ProQuest EBooks technical staff will be implementing a fix to restore access to Wiley's front list titles. The work will take place late Thursday, March 19, and access should be available early Friday, March 20th.

When I verify that access has been restored, I will remove the service note from Primo.

Thanks for all of your patience during this process!

Shared Content Team - Now in Session

The Shared Content Team held its first meeting on March 6, and it prioritized the Team's goals associated with reviewing and articulating the value of WEST and long-term planning for the e-book program (specifically, the DDA component). 

The E-Book Working Group just issued its annual report to the Board and Council. It's three recommendations were as follows:
  • Maintain the current budget and funding structure
  • Maintain the current DDA / subscription program composition
  • Maintain commitment to exploring alternatives to the current program's composition