Wednesday, May 05, 2010

More Database News

The State Library of Kansas is announcing some changes to our statewide database package beginning August 1, 2010. The new focus of products available to everyone in the state, from preschool to seniors, allows us to expand our offerings in some needed areas.

Products to be added include:

From Gale Cengage Learning

Student Resource Center Gold
DISCovering Collection
Junior Reference Collection
Student Edition
Junior Edition
Kids InfoBits
History Resource Center – U.S.
History Resource Center – World
Books & Authors

From Learning Express Library

Job & Career Accelerator
Learning Centers – 4th grade through College
Microsoft, Adobe, Corel and Windows/ Mac online classes
Occupation practice tests – air traffic controller to teacher

No changes are planned to the current ProQuest products (Heritage Quest and Nursing / Allied Health Journals). The current Gale package which includes Chilton’s Auto Repair, Literature Resource Center, and OneFiles will remain. WorldBook Encyclopedia will continue as part of the statewide package.

As of July 31, our contracts with OCLC for WorldCat and the Ebsco products will end. These include Searchasaurus, Kid Search, TopicSearch, Student Research Center, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Newspaper Source, and Novelist.

Patti Butcher, Director
Statewide Resource Sharing
State Library of Kansas - Topeka
Toll free: 800-432-3919
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