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Head of Metadata Services, Holly Tomren, to Serve on OCLC's E-Resource Advisory Council

Head of metadata services, Holly Tomren, was invited to join the OCLC E-Resource Advisory Council to advise the organization on advancing its electronic resources management strategy. View the OCLC press release here.

On Trial: GeoRef and AltPressWatch

Drexel subscribes to GeoRef and AltPressIndex through OCLC Firstsearch currently, but access to these databases on the OCLC Platform will no longer be available after July.  We have current trials to versions of these two databases from Proquest.

GeoRef on CSA Illumina (Trial)
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OCLC removes vendor content from Firstsearch

In addition to the announcement of Ebsco Publishing's acquisition of Netlibrary, OCLC has also announced

"an important change to our FirstSearch content services. OCLC is transitioning out of our role as reseller of vendor-owned content.

NetLibrary acquired by Ebsco Publishing

Netlibrary, OCLC's longstanding electronic book content platform, has been aqcuired by Ebsco Publishing.  This could bode well for an infrastructure overhaul for Netlibrary, which could hopefully end in an easier access model for Netlibrary books.  we'll see!  It could certainly also mean that adding future Netlibrary content could become more expensive.  S

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