In This Issue
• ALA and ACRL
• GSA Bulletin Archive
• eBooks Update
• Integrated Site Launch Coming Soon
• Social Media Update
• Call for YouTube Videos
ALA and ACRL
GeoScienceWorld was pleased to exhibit in January at ALA’s Midwinter Conference in Chicago. Despite record-breaking blizzard conditions outside, a steady stream of librarians visited our booth in the exhibit hall. We enjoyed meeting and talking with a number of existing and prospective customers. Many of those in attendance were interested in learning details about recent and upcoming enhancements to our eBook Collections. We thank all of you who stopped by our booth!
GSW will next attend the ACRL 2015 Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. We hope that you will visit us at booth #146 in the exhibit hall to say hello and see a demo of our eBooks.
GSA Bulletin Archive
We continue to work with our publishers to grow the number of backfiles for many of our current journal titles. We are pleased to share that the full run of the Geological Society of America’s GSA Bulletin is now available on GeoScienceWorld. The archive encompasses GSA Bulletin’s first issue published in 1890 through the present issue. The final piece of the GSA Bulletin archive, years 1890-1922, went live on GSW in December 2014 and includes many surprisingly relevant articles, including an 1899 look at the physiography and geology of the Nicaragua canal route, (click here to read) which is only now being undertaken, as well as a 1910 study on the geologic work of ants which was the cover topic of the 2014 issue of Geology.
New titles and publishers are added to the GSW eBook Collections on an ongoing basis. We are pleased to announce that the NRC Press’ Canadian Research Publishing is the newest eBook Collections publisher that will be adding titles to the platform in 2015. The Collections, currently more than 1,050 titles, are anticipated to grow by 113 in 2015, the first of which should be available on the platform by the end of the first quarter.
Integrated Site Launch Coming Soon
The redesign and integration of the GSW journals site continues to progress and is anticipated to be live by the end of the second quarter. The site redesign will improve search functionality and will include faceted searching, advanced searching, and results displayed across all content (eJournals, eBooks, and GeoRef) hosted by GeoScienceWorld. The new design will introduce a format-neutral site that connects our journals with the GSW eBook Collections. In anticipation of the re-release of the site, we will be preparing new collateral and tutorials for librarians and users, explaining the features and benefits of the new site.
Social Media Update
GeoScienceWorld has an active presence on Facebook and Twitter. We currently have over 5,300 Twitter followers and reach Facebook fans in more than 40 countries. Our posts and tweets focus on the geosciences, and range from current events and news to our own journal and book content.
If you or your institution has a presence on Facebook or Twitter, please connect with us and share our pages with your social network. We would be happy to help you promote any special news or events that may be of interest to the thousands of geoscience scholars and enthusiasts who connect with us. Please contact us at email@example.com with any ideas or stories you would like to share.
Call for YouTube videos
Did you know that GeoScienceWorld has a YouTube channel? The GSW YouTube channel features demo videos of OpenGeoSci and portal and advanced searches on GSW. We would like your help in growing our YouTube presence while raising awareness about the many useful features and aspects of our platform and content. If you are aware of any faculty or student-created videos about GSW, please let us know so that we can feature them on our YouTube channel.
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