NY3Rs and OCLC Arrangement Creates Special Offer on EasyBib Library Edition

Eight out of ten college students agree that librarians add value to their search process.

But many students simply aren’t using librarians and library resources--even though most agree they’re valuable.* Now there's a way to meet your users and increase your visibility where students might need help: in citation and research management, and discovery - EasyBib Library Edition (http://www.oclc.org/info/easybib/)
 
NY3Rs and OCLC have worked together to offer special incentive pricing on EasyBib Library Edition. If five or more libraries across the state sign up before July 29, the discount will be 10% or better, depending on the number of libraries that purchase. Final pricing will be made available in mid-August with activation in time for the beginning of fall semester.
 
To give you an idea on pricing, the EasyBib list price is about $1,500 for the smallest library and $15,000 for the largest (with due considerations for community colleges and public libraries). So, a library with 5,000 FTE would purchase at approximately $3,000.
 
For more information on EasyBib Library Edition visit http://www.oclc.org/info/easybib/. This site hosts a detailed overview of Library Edition and its benefits, a recorded demo, FAQ’s, feedback from students, and results from pilot sites. If you are attending ALA, stop by the OCLC booth (#2840) to see a demo and ask questions. If time allows attend the formal presentation Citation Tools Save Lives – and Other Tales from the Student Frontier on Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 – 12:00 at the Morial Convention Center, Room 354. Register now at http://www.oclc.org/go/ala/register.html
 
If you’re interested in purchasing EasyBib Library Edition, please contact Tom Nielsen by July29th, so that we may include you in pricing for our special introductory discount.
 
Many students today--especially undergraduates--are using popular online tools like EasyBib.com to make the research process easier and faster. In fact, more than 26 million students use EasyBib, likely many at your institution. EasyBib Library Edition incorporates your library’s branding, includes additional citation styles, provides Web site evaluation tools and more.
 
With this service, you’re not trying to change students' current behaviors--you're simply intercepting them where they're already going. And you’re gaining additional visibility with your students—with no additional work for you!
 
Why purchase EasyBib Library Edition?
  • Students are already using EasyBib―now you can embed your library in this highly popular site. You immediately add the library's value to more and more students
  • A customized search box gives them instant access to your content
  • Built-in virtual reference makes librarians always available
  • No technical changes needed on your part (it uses IP recognition)
  • No learning curve for students
Visit http://www.oclc.org/info/easybib/ for more information, or register at http://www.oclc.org/go/ala/register.html to attend the ALA presentation Citation Tools Save Lives – and Other Tales from the Student Frontier on Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 – 12:00 at the Morial Convention Center, Room 354.
 
Contact Tom Nielsen if you are interested in purchasing EasyBib Library Edition so that we can include you in pricing for our special introductory discount.
 
* From Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community, p. 60
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