A c t i o n f o r L i b r a r i e s
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SilverPlatter Information Adds New Databases SilverPlatter has added four new products to its family of information databases:
SilverPlatter GeoRef Database Updated Monthly The GeoRef database is now being updated on a monthly basis for existing and new subscriptions. Each month between 5,000 and 7,000 new references will be added to the database ensuring users have the most up-to-date information. There is no new fee for this additional feature to current subscriptions.
Roth Online Poetry Indexes Group Subscription Ongoing BCR's group subscription for the Roth Publishing Online Poetry Indexes is currently underway. The group subscription period for both Poem Finder (for public and academic libraries) and The World's Best Poetry (for K-12 schools) run from April 1, 2001, through March 31, 2002. Libraries that purchase after the start of the subscription period will receive a prorated price. For information on pricing, ordering or descriptions of the indexes, or to participate in a free trial, go to BCR's Web page ( www.bcr.org/~ids/Reference/Roth/Roth-FAQ.html). When requesting a free trial from Roth Publishing, be sure to mention that you are a BCR member to insure receiving correct information about BCR's discounted pricing.
Britannica Group Subscription Through BCR The annual sign-up and renewal cycle for the BCR Britannica Group Subscription is in full swing. The subscription year is June 1 through May 31. Subscribers enrolling during April and May receive free access until the official start of the subscription on June 1. The 2001-2002 BCR group contract price is 34.5 cents per FTE for a full year's unlimited access to Britannica Online via the Web. If your library is already a Britannica Online subscriber, either directly or through a group, you may move your subscription to the BCR group. Your library will receive a prorated credit on the unused portion of your existing contract towards your participation in the BCR contract.
Free trials to Britannica Online are available at www.eb.com/. To join BCR's group subscription or for more information, use the online sign-up form at www.bcr.org/~ids/Reference/Britannica/britFAQ1.html.
Oxford University Press Annual Renewal Begins The BCR annual sign-up and renewal cycle for both the Oxford English Dictionary and American National Biography group subscriptions is currently underway. The 2001-2002 BCR group price is BCR's actual cost from Oxford University Press plus a BCR annual administration fee of $150 per title. The prices are based on the total volume of orders accumulated as of June 30, 2001. It is likely that this year's final prices will be lower than last year's.
The subscription year is July 1 through June 30, but subscriptions are accepted year round. For all new subscriptions, the library's FTE cost is prorated to the end of the BCR group subscription on June 30. If your library is already an OUP subscriber, directly or through a group, you may move your subscription to BCR.
To join BCR's group subscription, for more information or to access free trials for the Oxford English Dictionary and American National Biography, use the frequently asked questions page and online form on BCR's Web site (www.bcr.org/~ids/Reference/OUP/OUP-Menu.html).
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