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Libraries Save with BCR
Libraries are seeing significant savings by purchasing their Britannica Online annual
subscriptions through BCR. Currently, 184 libraries have subscribed through BCR's
Britannica Online Group Subscription. If these libraries had purchased Britannica
Online through individual subscriptions, they would have paid more than an additional
$120,000. The BCR group subscription provides Britannica Online to a total of
Britannica Online provides thousands of hypertext links, hundreds of articles not
included in the print version, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Nations of
the World and Britannica Classics. These are all available at a cost of 49-cents per
FTE based on the following formulas according to library type:
| Academic ||100 percent of fall enrollment FTEs||Community College ||75 percent of fall enrollment FTEs
||Secondary School ||100 percent of fall enrollment FTEs
|| Elementary School ||50 percent of fall enrollment FTEs
||Public || 5 percent of the population served
|| Business/Government ||100 percent of employees with web access
New at SilverPlatter
SilverPlatter Information has released a new database and a new service that may be of
interest to BCR member libraries.
- Aerospace Database is a new product now offered to libraries at a 20 percent
pre-publication discount. The discount is valid on all orders received before
- SilverPlatter has created a new Health & Safety web site that provides
information on its suite of Health & Safety products. Go to
Business & Industry Databases Modified
Due to a configuration change, SilverPlatter's Business & Industry databases will now
contain only data from 1998 to the present.
New Wilsonweb Software Released
The H.W. Wilson Company has released a new version of Wilsonweb software:
version 3.3. Among the changes in the new version is a new screen layout to make
Wilsonweb more user friendly.
For questions or to subscribe to any reference database -- CD-ROM, online or
Internet-accessible -- contact BCR's
Jim Hensinger or Karen