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The annual Serials Price Projection Report from EBSCO is advising that the overall effective publisher price increases for academic and academic/medical libraries are expected to be in the 6 to 8 percent range before currency impact. There are indications that collection budgets are increasing but librarians will still have to make difficult renewal decisions and currency exchange fluctuations may impact price.
The press release is below and can also be found online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014Serials/PriceProjections/prweb11164612... and on the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/ebsco-releases-2014-serials-pr.... The full release can be read at: http://www2.ebsco.com/en-us/InfoProfs/academic/Pages/budgetingtools.aspx
There are 15 new EBSCO eBook EBSCO eBook™ Subject Sets available in a wide range of topics, including mental health, legal and world religions. These prepackaged sets of titles are designed to help librarians start or build their e-book collections.
The press release is below and can also be found online at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/eBook/SubjSets/prweb11163101.htm and on the EBSCO website at: http://www.ebscohost.com/newsroom/stories/ebsco-adds-15-new-ebook-subjec...
The Tech Static, a new technology-related book review outlet and collection development resource for librarians launching this November, is soliciting article queries. Current needs include:
* Advice on weeding technology-related titles
* Overviews of “hot” new technologies, software, applications, certifications, or new releases for which libraries should stock updated guides
* Discussion of ways to fund useful collections of technology titles