Category: eBooks

08 Nov

MCLS Offers Project MUSE eBook Collections


MCLS is pleased to offer the new Project MUSE UPCC Book Collections to our member libraries.  Subscriptions begin on January 1, 2012, and orders must be placed no later than Thursday, December 15, 2011. MCLS is working with the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and Project MUSE, who have developed an introductory price offer […]

05 Aug

It Pays to Stick Together! New ebrary Group Subscription Through MCLS


As a result of 15 new ebrary Academic Complete subscriptions, MCLS reached the goal required to allow great discounts for new and renewing subscriptions. Libraries saved over $2.00 per FTE by joining the MCLS group purchase! Additional academic members still have an opportunity to access Academic Complete at the group rate. If your library missed […]

15 Jul

New GVRL Titles Added to MeL Databases


Beginning on October 1, 2011, the Library of Michigan is adding new Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) titles to MeL Databases.  Click here for a complete list of current and additional GVRL titles available to Michigan residents through MeL. The MeL project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and […]

09 Jun

Gale GVRL eBooks Available to Public Libraries through MCLS


Due to the overwhelming success of the 2008 GVRL package, Gale is giving public libraries three ways to help start their own GVRL collection or to enhance their 2008 purchases, including subject-specific and mix-and-match options. Also for a limited time, public libraries will receive extra discounts of up to 20% with new subscriptions to two […]

07 Jun

Plunkett offers free ebooks to new MCLS subscribers


MCLS members starting a new July 1, 2011, subscription to Plunkett Research Online will receive five free ebooks of their choice (a $1,500 value) for the first year. Trials are available upon request, and libraries will receive a free duffle for demo participation. To learn more, see our Plunkett page.

06 Jun

ebrary Academic Complete offer for new subscribers


Exclusively for new subscribers through MCLS, this limited-time offer gives academic libraries an opportunity to secure an extra low per-FTE rate for ebrary Academic Complete. Academic Complete is an instant digital library comprised of more than 52,000 multidisciplinary titles, with more titles added at no extra cost through the subscription term. This special incentive pricing […]

02 Jun

SpringerLink Ebooks Offer for Community Colleges


The Springer eBook collection of 4,000+ titles to be published in 2011 is now available to MCLS  community college member libraries for perpetual access at the lowest cost per title ever offered by Springer. MCLS community college members also have the option to acquire the complete 21,000 title Springer 2005-2010 collection with perpetual access at […]

24 May

Join MCLS in Lansing for an OCLC Symposium Viewing Party on June 24

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For MCLS members who are unable to attend ALA this summer, MCLS is hosting a Viewing Party at our Lansing office of OCLC’s ALA Symposium, The Infinite Collection, on June 24, 2011, 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Eastern. To attend the viewing party at the MCLS office in Lansing, register at: If you prefer to view the streaming […]

12 May

E-Discover the Classics: free e-books for libraries

Cataloging, eBooks by Brian

Our thanks to Aaron Smith, Technical Services Supervisor at the Capital Area District Library, for sharing the following information on downloading MARC records for free e-books. To participate in E-Discover the Classics, all you have to do is download a file of nearly 500 U.S. MARC format bibliographic records and import those into your library […]

03 May

MCLS Presents eBooks and eReaders in Libraries

eBooks, Training by Brian

On April 28, MCLS offered a special program on eBooks and eReaders in Lansing. MCLS extends special thanks to ProQuest LLC library for their generous sponsorship of this special program. We’re pleased to report that it was a wonderful workshop with a sold-out crowd and stellar evaluations! As a follow-up, we are planning to schedule […]