Category Archives: EBSCO

Curriculum Builder webinar 10/23/15 (9am)

Join Eric Frierson, Team Lead, Discovery Services Engineering and Nancy Grimaldi, NY Academic Regional Sales Manager on Friday, October 23rd at 9am for an EBSCO webex workshop:

Learn about Curriculum Builder setup/integration with SUNY Blackboard.

Curriculum Builder (CB) enables course instructors to bring database articles, e-books, and other digital resources from your Discovery directly into Blackboard. Learn more about this EDS plugin setup and functionality for creation and management of course reading lists, librarian administrative options, and statistics gathering for the tool. Also featured are brand new fixes that improve CB’s behavior in Blackboard and provisions for greater identity protection. [& recording will be made available]

Topic: EBSCO CB setup for SUNY Blackboard
Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 800 593 063
Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
4. Click “Join Now”.

EBSCO electronic books (transition from NetLibrary)

The transition from NetLibrary to Electronic Books on EBSCO has occurred.  NetLibrary links now take you to EBSCOhost where you can choose to access the “eBook Collection” .   For more information see

(While I cannot vouch for the vendor having all the kinks out …the change has occurred and thought EBSCO’s latest announcement – below – should get wider distribution.                 JES)

——————-from the vendor: ———————————-

Dear Librarians and Information Specialists,

No matter what type of researcher and/or casual reader your institution supports, you will be pleased to know that eBooks and audiobooks  are now available on EBSCOhost.

EBSCO’s extensive collection of eBook titles on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to more of your library’s offerings—increasing usage and visibility of your library’s collection.

For a list of the new features and functionality associated with eBooks and audiobooks on EBSCOhostclick here

While users can search eBooks and audiobooks along with database content, EBSCOhost also allows for a dedicated search and browse of eBooks and audiobooks independent of other resources. Furthermore, while the collection of available eBooks and audiobooks continues to grow dramatically, we are also working with Publisher Partners to provide various expanded options for access to your library (e.g., single user, three users, and unlimited users).

In addition, we are pleased to offer extensive, free support and training information. Please see this page to register for training and explore the other helpful information provided.

We are excited to provide a better user experience to existing NetLibrary customers as well as new eBook and audiobook customers on EBSCOhost.

For more information on eBooks and audiobooks as well as our various user models, request a custom collection or a free trial, please visit our informational site at

Kind regards,

EBSCO Publishing

~legacy~ NetLibrary stats going away 7/1/11

Please see the announcement (below) regarding NetLibrary usage reports.  Let me know if you need such information –
~ prior to July 1, 2011
~ please provide full details on the time frame you are interested in for the report
~ report will be of “all titles accessed in the selected time interval in descending order by activity” unless you request otherwise.
John Schumacher
Office of Library and Information Services
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
518-320-1477 (Note, new number!)
518-320-1554 (fax)
Dear eBooks Customer,

We hope that you are enjoying the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost, and recognize that there is a lot of new information to absorb.  To ensure a smooth transition from NetLibrary to eBooks on EBSCOhost, we plan to send you a weekly update every Friday, designed to tell you the most important things you need to know before the final transition from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost takes place on or near July 1.

This week’s tip is about your eBooks statistics on NetLibrary.  Note that your NetLibrary statistics will not be carried over to eBooks on EBSCOhost, which means that you will need to download them before the transition is completed.

EBSCOhost offers a sophisticated array of statistics gathering formats, allowing administrators to pick and choose fields, timeframes and delivery methods using EBSCOadmin.

Have a question?  Check out the NetLibrary Support Center on EBSCO’s Support Site, or drop us a line with your question using the EBSCO Online Support Form.


Marcie Brown, Technical Communications manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA   01938

FYI-EBSCO/NetLibrary “no EZproxy after 7/1/11”

Dear eBooks Customer,

This week’s tip about eBooks on EBSCOhost is about authentication.  Effective with the transtition of eBooks from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost , on or near July 1, please note that EZ Proxy single sign on will no longer be an authentication option.

However, EBSCO offers a wide variety of authentication methods, from ID/PW, IP Address, Patron ID, Referring URL, Athens and Shibboleth, etc., any of which can be set up by administrators with access to EBSCOadmin. If you need assistance setting up a new authentication method, please use the support form linked below and we will be happy to help you.

Have a question?  Check out the NetLibrary Support Center on EBSCO’s Support Site, or drop us a line with your question using the EBSCO Online Support Form.

Missed last week’s tip?  Review it here:  Weekly eBooks Update #1 – Statistics on 4-15-11


Marcie Brown, Technical Communications manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA   01938

ScienceDirect added to EBSCO Integrated Search

EBSCO’s federated search system (EBSCOhost Integrated Search – EhIS) now includes the ability to search ScienceDirect.

More SUNYConnect/EhIS info at

EBSCO working on connection problems (11/6/09)

EBSCOhost Intermittent Access

We have received reports of intermittent access issues from some of our customers, and are currently focusing our efforts on an immediate resolution.

If you are affected by this, please log out and log in again.  We will resolve this issue as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience it has caused.

Allow new EBSCO IPs via firewall, etc. (9/30/09)

Recently communication department sent an email with details of EBSCO’s IP expansion.  I wanted to follow up to make sure you received the communication and understand what it may mean for your organization.  Here is a link to our Top Story regarding IP Expansion:

Please note that not every institution uses security controls (i.e. firewalls, proxies, filtering software, etc), which may require these changes.  If your institution uses these types of security controls for outbound access, please have your IT department review the details of this FAQ ( noting our new IP ranges, and make the necessary updates.

These are the new IP’s we are adding to our service effective September 30, 2009:


If you are a member of a consortium, we encourage you to share this information with your colleagues to ensure their uninterrupted access during this transition.

[J.Atwater – EBSCO]