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What to consider when building an eBook collection

Blog posts   •   Apr 21, 2014 08:28 SGT

Acquiring and managing eBook collections is tricky, we all know that. We have put together a free checklist of things to consider from the library perspective when starting on building on an eBook collection. Read the full article

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How to compare sources of non-subscribed library content

Blog posts   •   Mar 26, 2014 10:07 SGT

Let’s take a closer look at the document acquisition options reviewed in the last blog post. A 2012 study examined the costs of library resource sharing, but cost is only one factor in acquisition decision-making.

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New search technology for medical information access

Blog posts   •   Mar 17, 2014 08:29 SGT

Medical professionals need comprehensive and high quality information at their fingertips. As technology moves forward continuously, what are the best ways to give access the best information?

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The librarian’s checklist for collection management metrics

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2014 10:42 SGT

Working out which data to use during and collection analysis process can be challenging. Use our simple checklist to guide you through the process.

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QR codes, NFC and mobile tagging for libraries - a big flop?

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2014 08:41 SGT

The explosion of smartphones has created the potential to connect the physical and digital worlds, including by QR codes and NFC tech. Is it just a big fad that will pass, or are there some useful applications for these tools?

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American Society for Microbiology: the latest addition to the SwetsWise eBook catalog

Press Releases   •   Jan 24, 2014 09:18 SGT

PRESS RELEASE

Leiden, The Netherlands, January 23, 2014  Swets, the global market leader in managing professional andscholarly information, is pleased to announce that the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press has agreed to make its titles available to order via SwetsWise, Swets’ online content management and procurement platform. The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world and the largest scientific society of individuals interested in the microbiological sciences. ASM Press titles are the most prominent publications in the field, delivering up-to-date and authoritative coverage of both basic
and clinical microbiology. 

 “ASM is one of the most respected and widely used scholarly resources in the field of Applied Sciences”,said Linda Vendryes, Global Business Development Manager for Swets. “Adding ASM
Press wealth of content into our platform strengthens our position as the premier partner for libraries looking to simplify the selection and acquisition of eBook content across all the scientific disciplines.”

 “As the leading authority on microbiology research, we’re pleased to be able to offer the most comprehensive content collection  in the field to Swets’ expansive customer base,” said ASM Press Director Christine Charlip. “This collaboration will provide our mutual customers with greater choice in their procurement processes, and we’re excited about the options this will enable us to provide to
customers.”

SwetsWise’s extensive eBook catalog covers titles from close to 50 of the world’s leading scholarly
publishers and well known aggregators. With over 1 million titles to choose from, SwetsWise makes it easy for librarians and information professionals to quickly locate the eBooks they need. Customers can compare the pricing and purchase models of differing vendors quickly and easily and select the appropriate pricing policies to suit their budget.

Further details on Swets’ full eBook offerings can be found at www.swets.com/ebooks

 

About the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. Microbiological research includes infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative
methods of energy production and waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development, and the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases, among other areas. Microbiology is also concerned with environmental problems and industrial processes. For more information on the ASM see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

About Swets

Swets is a global market leader in managing research information. Swets vision is “to improve the delivery and use of knowledge”.  From more than twenty offices around the world it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company’s active role in today’s complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by E-Content Magazine in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” It is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard which affirms the company’s focus on customer service and continuous improvement. For more information on Swets see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Media Contact
Damian Leslie
External Communications Executive
Swets
Dellaertweg 9b
Leiden 2316 WZ
The Netherlands
Phone: +3188 – 4679332
Email: dleslie@nl.swets.com
www.swets.com

Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.comSwets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets, the global market leader in managing professional and scholarly information, is pleased to announce that the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press has agreed to make its titles available to order via SwetsWise, Swets’ online content management and procurement platform.

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Swets and Ex Libris Collaborate to Streamline Library Operations

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2014 08:16 SGT

Swets and Ex Libris Collaborate to Streamline Library Operations
Customers of the two companies will benefit from enhanced selection and acquisition workflows


Jerusalem, Israel, & Leiden, The Netherlands—January 22, 2014. Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, has entered into a collaborative partnership with Swets, a leading provider of content management services for libraries. The collaboration will provide staff at academic and research libraries with a new, streamlined acquisition process compatible with both Ex Libris Alma and the SwetsWise platform. In addition, the collaboration will enable libraries to reduce costs associated with acquisitions and to avoid unnecessary spending. 

Leveraging Alma’s open architecture, the first deliverable of this project will automatically update Alma with all print and electronic purchasing transactions that are made through the SwetsWise platform or any other Swets channel. A future deliverable will update the SwetsWise platforms with workflows that are initiated in Alma, thereby further streamlining workflows and processes for library staff. Ex Libris and Swets plan to release the first product of their partnership by mid-2014, and will extend the collaboration over the following months.

"We're looking forward to using the end-to-end acquisition workflow being developed by Ex Libris and SWETS,” observed William Jordan, associate dean at the University of Washington Libraries. “Being able to search the SwetsWise catalog and create orders in SwetsWise that are automatically reflected in Alma will be a big step forward in efficiency. The kind of integrated life-cycle management planned for future development is also very exciting. It's great to see two of our biggest vendors working together like this for the benefit of their mutual customers."

“Our collaboration with Ex Libris clearly highlights our commitment to improving and developing integrated workflow components that simplify the day-to-day workload for our library customers,” said Ted van Dongen, chief technology officer at Swets. “Customers will benefit from a streamlined acquisition process, whether they purchase content via our SwetsWise online procurement platform or through our customer service channels. We are looking forward to cooperating with Ex Libris and enhancing our portfolio of selection and access management services for libraries.”

Denise Branch, head of continuing resources at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, noted: “This integration will benefit the VCU Libraries by making our acquisitions, e-resource management, and license management workflows more efficient. Relieved of some arduous workflow processes, library staff will be able to use the time to complete other tasks. The VCU Libraries will enjoy seamless data interchange, improved workflows, and more streamlined library operations.”

Dvir Hoffman, director of product management and marketing at Ex Libris, remarked: “I am delighted that Ex Libris is embarking on this exciting collaboration with Swets. One of the overarching goals of our company and of the Alma service is to empower librarians by simplifying administrative operations. Leveraging the system’s open interfaces, we can integrate Alma with Swets and expand the value of Alma. The integration will help Alma libraries avoid duplication and enable staff to dedicate their time to providing valuable services to end users. Feedback from our customers reinforces the conviction that we are on the right track with this collaboration and confirms Alma’s position as an advanced and innovative solution.”

 

About Swets

Swets is a global market leader in managing research information. The Swets vision is to improve the delivery and use of knowledge. From more than 20 offices around the world, it actively serves customers (users of information) and publishers in over 160 countries. The company’s active role in today’s complex information marketplace has been regularly awarded by inclusion in E-Content
magazine's annual Top 100 Companies in the Digital Content Industry list. Swets is the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, a standard that affirms the company’s focus on customer service and continuous improvement. For more information on Swets, see www.swets.com/‎ ,watch our videos or follow us on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 90 countries on six continents.

Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.

For more information about Ex Libris Group, see our website, join us on Facebook, view our videos,
and follow our Twitter page.

 

Media Contacts
Damian Leslie
External Communications Executive
Swets
Dellaertweg 9b
Leiden 2316 WZ
The Netherlands
Phone: +3188 – 4679332
Email: dleslie@nl.swets.com
www.swets.com

 

Karina Koch
Marketing Communications
Manager
Ex Libris
Email : karina.koch@exlibrisgroup.com


Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.comSwets is the world's leading information services company. We build on 110 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated e-commerce platform currently available in its field.

Ex Libris® Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, has entered into a collaborative partnership with Swets. The collaboration will provide staff at academic and research libraries with a new, streamlined acquisition process compatible with both Ex Libris Alma and the SwetsWise platform.

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Mobile Technology for Academic Libraries - why optimize?

Blog posts   •   Jan 21, 2014 08:39 SGT

Mobile use is rising, and to continue meeting the needs of their users, libraries must optimize their websites and content for mobile access. Find out why in this introductory guide.

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Swets named in 2013 EContent 100 list of companies that matter most in the Digital Content Industry

News   •   Dec 20, 2013 11:17 SGT

Swets is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2013 EContent 100 List of Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry. Selection of the companies for the EContent 100 List falls to a team of judges including editors from Information Today, Inc., EContent magazine contributing editors, and other industry experts.

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NLP in academic literature search (Part II)

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2013 08:24 SGT

The second post in our natural language processing series looks at how NLP is revolutionizing academic literature search and aiding the research process.

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Swets is the global market leader in managing professional information. We develop and deliver innovating services that enable the use of knowledge to its full extent. From more than twenty offices around the world we actively serve clients and publishers in over 160 countries. Our active role in today’s complex information marketplace has led E-Content Magazine to award us regularly in their annual “100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry.” We are the only information agent to be ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis, which pays testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures. www.swets.com

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