Libraries partner with Emerald Group Publishing to support EBV

EBV-sliderSyracuse University Libraries has brokered an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to secure an extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals for use by participants in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. Emerald representatives approached the libraries with an offer of support after viewing a “60 Minutes” segment in May 2013 about the EBV program.

Through this unprecedented partnership, Emerald content worth over $100,000 is available to EBV students at Syracuse University and seven partner institutions: Florida State University, UCLA, Texas A&M, Cornell University, University of Connecticut, Purdue University and Louisiana State University.

“During our work with veteran entrepreneurs, we stress the importance of doing their research, knowing their markets and the opportunities they are addressing,” says J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for Military and Veterans Affairs at Syracuse University and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. “The eBooks and eJournals made available by Emerald to our students will provide them with competitive advantages as they start and grow their ventures.”

We thank Emerald Group Publishing for providing this generous incentive to enrich the educational and practical experience of those enrolled in the groundbreaking EBV program,” says K. Matthew Dames, interim dean of Libraries and University Librarian.

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their U.S. military service.

Supported by Syracuse University librarians, EBV participants will have access to research and scholarly content in several Emerald collections, including:

  • Emerald Management eJournals Premier Database: access to over 200 journals with comprehensive coverage across all management disciplines;
  • Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: peer-reviewed teaching cases focusing on business decision making and management development in key emerging markets;
  • Business, Management and Economics eBook package: a growing collection of over 890 volumes featuring innovative, international content;
  • Social Sciences eBook package: 400 volumes featuring cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research in social science by high profile, international authors.

Because all of the content is online, students will be able to conduct their research from any location.

Michael J. Sugarman, senior vice president, Emerald North America, expressed enthusiasm for the new program, saying, “Emerald is delighted to partner with Syracuse University Libraries in supporting the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities. As a publisher specializing in management, strategy and entrepreneurship, we recognize that some of the best leaders in the world are those who serve, or have served, in the U.S. military. Providing EBV with highest quality research in these subjects aligns fully with Emerald’s mission to link research and practice to the benefit of society.”

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,300 books and book series volumes. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products, resources and services to support its customers’ needs.

For more information on this program, contact Scott Warren (SU Libraries), James Schmeling (IVMF and EBV), or Eric Schwartz (Emerald Publishing).

Information for Emerald Users

Emerald Group Publishing has alerted Syracuse University Libraries about an upcoming platform change with implications for users who have set up accounts within Emerald. Starting July 25, 2014, and continuing for four weeks, individual user profiles will not be available. Users will not be able to make changes to settings during this time.

If you have questions about this change or encounter problems using Emerald titles, please feel free to contact Tasha Cooper, nacoop01@syr.edu.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Classic Catalog will be down on afternoon of July 23

Voyager outages have been scheduled July 22-23 to support a server hardware upgrade. The upgrade will begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 22, and is expected to be completed Wednesday afternoon, July 23. During this time, requests and renewals from the Classic Catalog will be disabled. The Classic Catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours the afternoon of July 23. The timing of this outage will be dependent on issues encountered during the upgrade.

Thank you for your patience during this process.

Changes to Library E-Reserves service

The Libraries have discontinued the service of posting digitized copies of articles and book chapters in Blackboard, allowing faculty the freedom to manage their own curricular content. The Libraries will continue offering reserves for print books and videos, as well as e-reserves for audio materials.

This decision is based on changing patterns in the use of Library course reserves. In recent years, use of the e-reserves service has dropped dramatically. Total requests have decreased by 54 percent and the number of faculty using e-reserves has decreased by 35 percent. The Library’s research shows there are numerous reasons for the decline, including faculty’s widespread adoption and use of the Blackboard course management system for posting course readings, linking to library-licensed academic content, and other materials.

Detailed instructions for posting articles and other such items in Blackboard are available at http://library.syr.edu/find/reserves/faculty/blackboard.php. Library subject specialists and the AskUs service are also available to assist faculty in making this transition. Most copyright questions are answered in the Copyright Guide. In addition, Online Learning Services offers support for faculty in their use of Blackboard and other technology tools.

For more information, contact Melinda Dermody at mdermo01@syr.edu.

Library offers campus-wide access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Syracuse University Library has secured a campus-wide site license for online access to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Premium content is available to anyone accessing either website [http://chronicle.com and http://philanthropy.com] from an on-campus location. No subscription or account is necessary.

To be recognized as an authorized user from off-campus, users have two options: access from the e-journals section of the Library website or via one of the following direct URLs:

Chronicle of Higher Education: http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://chronicle.com/

Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://libezproxy.syr.edu/login?url=http://philanthropy.com/

The Chronicle of Higher Education offers news, information, and employment opportunities for college and university faculty and administrators, along with a variety of newsletters. Its digital publications are updated every weekday; back issues are available from 1995.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy offers content for nonprofit organizations, grant makers, and other philanthropic enterprises. Digital copies of the publication are updated every other Monday and back issues are available from October 1997. The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s free e-newsletter, Philanthropy Today, is available daily.

For more information about this subscription, contact Robert Cleary at 443-2989 or email rmcleary@syr.edu. For assistance accessing these titles, contact Kelley Lasher at 443-6179 or email kllasher@syr.edu.