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This week's digest contains 3 messages:
1.  Emerald launches eBook Collection at ALA in Denver
2.  Upcoming SOLINET live online classes
3.  Join Duke Press and ebrary for a celebration at ALA Midwinter


We thought this might be of interest to readers of SERIALST who are going to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver this month.

Best wishes,

Janet Fisher

Cambridge, MA, January 9, 2009 - Emerald Group Publishing Inc. will launch its eBook series collections at the American Library Association Meeting in Denver, Colorado, January 23-25, and mark the first anniversary of the acquisition of the Elsevier books and book series undertaken a year ago.

Emerald has scheduled two sessions for attendees providing an orientation about the eBook series collections: Saturday, January 24, from 8:00 to 12:00, in the Curtis Hotel; and Sunday, January 25, from 8:00 to 12:00, in Room 608. Further information is available at

The Business, Management and Economics Collection includes 65 series titles. Featuring titles from the highly regarded JAI imprint, the collection offers access to a selection of 380 titles covering subjects such as strategy, accounting and finance, organizational studies and economics. The Social Sciences Collection complements and extends the current Emerald portfolio, with titles in sociology, education and psychology. This will add over 180 volumes across 37 series titles. Both collections offer international content from a worldwide author base, with new content to be added each year.

In addition to the new collections, the Emerald Insight platform has a new feature allowing users to search and browse in different collections, including All Content, Journals, Books, Bibliographical Databases, and Site Pages. Users can browse both journal and book series content either alphabetically or by subject, and the type of content is clearly displayed. Coming soon to the book series content are COUNTER usage statistics, Rightslink, and Document Outline.

To celebrate the launch of the eBook series collections, ALA attendees are invited to the Emerald booth (# 2518) for cake and drinks on Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 7:30. Guitarist Dave DeMichelis will provide entertainment.

Meet the Editor sessions will be held on the Emerald booth: Saturday, January 24, from 10:00 to 11:00 with Steve O' Connor, Library Management; Sunday, January 25, from 10:00 to 11:00 with Eleanor Mitchell and Sarah Watstein, Reference Services Review and 1.00 to 1.30 with Kay Ann Cassell, Collection Building.


About Emerald

Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Inc. is the world's leading publisher of management research.  In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, nearly 300 books and more than 200 series and serials as well as an extensive range of online products and services.  Emerald is COUNTER-compliant, meeting the international code of practice for reports that measure usage of online information products and services consistently.

Emerald's publishing philosophy is "Research You Can Use", which means that our content is both rigorous and relevant, connecting the academic world with the world of management practice.

The Emerald online collection of journals, abstracts and resources, Emerald Management Xtra, serves business schools and management departments world-wide. For managers in corporate and public organizations, Emerald Management First provides fast access to applied research, ideas, insights and interviews from the world's best management thinkers.


Arnaud Pellé
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Howard House
Wagon Lane
Bingley BD16 1WA

Phone: +44 1274 777700


Please excuse cross-posting.

SOLINET is pleased to announce the following Live Online classes for
February 2009:

Open Source: Evergreen Circulation Module (Live Online)

02/03/2009, 10:00am- 12:00pm EST

Cataloging for Non-Catalogers (Live Online)

02/03/2009, 2:00pm- 4:00pm EST

20 Questions: U.S. Government Information (Live Online)

02/03/2009, 2:00pm- 4:00pm EST

Local Holdings Maintenance Basics (Live Online)

02/03/2009 - 02/04/2009, 2:00pm- 4:00pm EST two consecutive days

The Gamut of Google (Live Online)

02/04/2009, 10:00am- 12:00pm EST

Using Technology in Information Literacy Programs (Live Online)

02/04/2009 - 02/05/2009, 10:00am- 12:00pm EST two consecutive days

Open Source: Evergreen Administration and Statistics Module (Live

02/04/2009, 2:00pm- 4:00pm EST

The Green(er) Library (Live Online)

02/05/2009 - 02/06/2009, 10:00am- 12:00pm EST two consecutive days

Getting Graphic: Sequential Art (Live Online)

02/05/2009 - 02/06/2009, 2:00pm- 4:00pm EST two consecutive days

Cataloging: Core and Minimal-Level Records (Live Online)

02/10/2009, 10:00am-11:00am EST

Advocacy: Community (Live Online)

02/10/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Preservation Management (Live Online)

02/10/2009 - 02/24/2009 Three part class. Class held 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

2/10, 2/17 and 2/24.

20 Questions: Ready Reference (Live Online)

02/10/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

The Resource Sharing Detective (Live Online)

02/10/2009 - 02/11/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm two consecutive days.

Changes Ahead with AACR2, RDA, and FRBR (Live Online)

02/11/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis (Live Online)

02/11/2009, 10:00am-12:00pm EST

Custom Holdings in OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing (Live Online)

02/11/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

Emergency 911: Decision Making for Managers (Live Online)

02/12/2009, 2:00pm-4:00pm EST

SOLINET also has a selection of On Demand Classes
t=On%20Demand%20Class&Tab=2>  which may be purchased for self-paced

For more information, or to register, please visit
<>  (keyword Classes and Events).


Manager, Preservation Services <>

404.892.0943 x3980

 1438 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Toll Free: 1.800.999.8558
Fax: 404.892.7879 <>

3.  Please join Duke University Press and ebrary(r) in celebrating the
launch of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Hosted on the ebrary(r)
platform, the collection provides online access to at least 100 new
scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences in a calendar year.

If you will be attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, please
stop by for tea, coffee, and desserts:

Saturday, January 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Duke University Press booth 1752
Colorado Convention Center, Halls A, B, and C

For three months of free trial access to the collection, please contact
us at For more information, visit

By purchasing the current year's titles, e-Duke Books Scholarly
Collection customers also receive electronic access to more than 900
backlist books as well as complete MARC catalog records.

We hope to see you in Denver!

Best regards,

Kimberly Steinle
Library Relations Manager

Michael McCullough
Sales Manager

ebrary(r) is the registered trademark of ebrary.

Kimberly Steinle
Library Relations Manager
Duke University Press
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27701

Phone (919) 687-3655
Fax (919) 680-6078