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NCompass Live: Discount Shopping With The Nebraska Library Commission

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You may already be familiar with database discounts available through the Nebraska Library Commission, but did you know you can also find discounts on books, library supplies, and conferences on our …

You may already be familiar with database discounts available through the Nebraska Library Commission, but did you know you can also find discounts on books, library supplies, and conferences on our Web site? Join Susan Knisely for a brief overview of savings opportunities that await you at the NLC.

NCompass Live - December 23, 2009.

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  • Provide help and support to libraries, so they can best serve Nebraska residents. Anything we can do centrally to make your jobs easier is something we want to pursue.
  • Discount Purchasing ProgramProgram coordinated by my department. Formerly Network Services back when we served as an OCLC network; now Technology & Access Services.
  • Index organized alphabetically, typically by vendor and database name.Links at top of page to Discounts on Books & Supplies and Discounts on Conferences
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    • 1. Discount Shopping with the Nebraska Library Commission
      NCompass Live – December 23, 2009
      Susan Knisely
      Technology & Access Services Department
      Nebraska Library Commission
    • 2. Our Mission
      The mission of the Nebraska Library Commission is statewide promotion, development, and coordination of library and information services.As the state library agency, the Commission is an advocate for the library and information service needs of all Nebraskans.
    • 3. Discount Purchasing Program
      Databases & eResources
      Books & Supplies
      Conferences
      Helping you stretch your scarce dollars through discounts, group purchases, and cost sharing!
    • 4. Discounts on Databases & eResources
      http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/pricing/index.html
    • 5. Databases & eResources
      Standard % off discounts
      Columbia University Press – 20% off list price
      Facts on File – 10% off list price
      SIRS – Special pricing for K12 libraries with < 300 students
      Discounts contingent on group size
      EBSCO discounts offered in conjunction with trials
      Discounts through other library networks
      Britannica (BCR)
      Mango Languages (MLC)
      NetLibrary eBooks (SOLINET/Lyrasis)
    • 6. Database Discount Details
      Discounted pricing published on web site if allowed by vendor
      Centralized billing if more than one library subscribes
      Vendor invoices NLC; NLC pays vendor
      NLC invoices libraries; libraries pay NLC
      Subscription terms
      July 1 through June 30 / January 1 through December 31
      Prorated mid-term subscriptions available in some cases
      ENTIRE discount passed on to libraries
    • 7. Discounts on Books & Supplies
      http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/discount.html
    • 8. Discounts on Books & Supplies
      Vendors typically approach us with offers for “our members”
      Transactions occur directly between library and vendor
      Annual renewal vs. ongoing discounts
      Discount or promotional codes
    • 9. Frequently Used Books & Supplies Discounts
      Twenty one responses to email asking about discount usage:
      Highsmith - 16
      DEMCO - 14
      Barcodes, card pockets, spine labels, label protectors
      Brodart - 10
      The Library Store - 9
      INGRAM – 6
      Baker & Taylor - 3
      Gaylord - 3
      Barnes & Noble - 2
      Software Choice - 2
      Anti-virus software, Microsoft products
      Vernon – 2
      Gumdrop Books - 1
      Computype - 1
    • 10. Discounts on Conferences
      The following Information Today conferences offer discounted rates to Nebraska libraries through NLC:
      Computers in Libraries
      Internet Librarian
      WebSearch University
      http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/confdiscounts.html
    • 11. Staying Informed
      TRIAL Mailing List ***http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/listservs.html
      NCompass Bloghttp://www.nlc.state.ne.us/blogs/nlc/index.html
      Discounts on Databases & eResourceshttp://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/pricing/
      Discounts on Books & Supplieshttp://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/discount.html
      Discounts on Conferenceshttp://www.nlc.state.ne.us/netserv/confdiscounts.html
    • 12. Questions?
      Susan Knisely
      800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849
      susan.knisely@nebraska.gov

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