The latest consortia news from Ringgold. We have recently improved help links around the database. We have also been working hard to provide you with record updates and new consortia.

The latest consortia news from Ringgold. We have recently improved help links around the database. We have also been working hard to provide you with record updates and new consortia.

Here are a few developments that may interest you:

Elsevier reaches agreement with ULAKBIM

Elsevier has secured a new, improved contract with ULAKBIM, the Turkish Academic Network and Information Center. It provides 177 academic and research institutions in Turkey with access to Scopus and ScienceDirect for three years. So far Elsevier’s agreement with the Turkish consortium covered only 104 institutions with access to ScienceDirect.

Palgrave Macmillan announces collaboration with the MTLA

Humanities and social sciences publisher Palgrave MacMillan has brokered a deal with the Minnesota Theological Library Association (MTLA), which represents the five theological libraries of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools. The licence agreement enables the five institutions to develop a customized online library by choosing fifty religious, history and politics titles from a range of 10,000 academic titles without being confined to a specific subject area.

It is the first collective purchase of electronic content by the MTLA, which has been focusing so far on interlibrary loan schemes. We are monitoring the library group, and we will keep you updated in the case of further licence agreements.

MOBIUS increases range of e-books by purchasing the EBSCO ebook subscription package

MOBIUS (Missouri Bibliographic Information User System), a consortium of 68 academic, public and special libraries in Missouri, has increased its offer of accessible e-books to more than 138,000 titles by purchasing the eBook subscription package from EBSCO Information Services.

The agreement allows member libraries unlimited simultaneous user access to resources. It covers resources to all ages and levels of users from kindergarten to college and beyond, in subject areas ranging from Art to Medical Specialties to Technology and Engineering.

New Consortia added to CDO

Since the last newsletter, we have added the following consortia to the database:

In order to improve our service, we are always keen to hear from you. If you have found any CDO records which you wish to use and require immediate updating, or have any suggestions for future CDO developments, please feel free to contact us via info@ringgold.com.  You can find us on Skype at ringgoldinc,  and keep an eye on our Twitter feed twitter.com/ringgoldinc where we announce new consortia additions regularly.

With best wishes,
Moritz Schick, CDO Editor.