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 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
  • NCompass Live: Discount Shopping With The Nebraska Library Commission

    1. 1. Discount Shopping with the Nebraska Library Commission<br />NCompass Live – December 23, 2009<br />Susan Knisely<br />Technology & Access Services Department<br />Nebraska Library Commission<br />
    2. 2. Our Mission<br />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.<br />
    3. 3. Discount Purchasing Program<br />Databases & eResources<br />Books & Supplies<br />Conferences<br />Helping you stretch your scarce dollars through discounts, group purchases, and cost sharing!<br />
    4. 4. Discounts on Databases & eResources<br /><br />
    5. 5. Databases & eResources<br />Standard % off discounts<br />Columbia University Press – 20% off list price<br />Facts on File – 10% off list price<br />SIRS – Special pricing for K12 libraries with &lt; 300 students<br />Discounts contingent on group size<br />EBSCO discounts offered in conjunction with trials<br />Discounts through other library networks<br />Britannica (BCR)<br />Mango Languages (MLC)<br />NetLibrary eBooks (SOLINET/Lyrasis)<br />
    6. 6. Database Discount Details<br />Discounted pricing published on web site if allowed by vendor<br />Centralized billing if more than one library subscribes<br />Vendor invoices NLC; NLC pays vendor<br />NLC invoices libraries; libraries pay NLC<br />Subscription terms<br />July 1 through June 30 / January 1 through December 31<br />Prorated mid-term subscriptions available in some cases<br />ENTIRE discount passed on to libraries<br />
    7. 7. Discounts on Books & Supplies<br /><br />
    8. 8. Discounts on Books & Supplies<br />Vendors typically approach us with offers for “our members”<br />Transactions occur directly between library and vendor<br />Annual renewal vs. ongoing discounts<br />Discount or promotional codes<br />
    9. 9. Frequently Used Books & Supplies Discounts<br />Twenty one responses to email asking about discount usage:<br />Highsmith - 16<br />DEMCO - 14<br />Barcodes, card pockets, spine labels, label protectors<br />Brodart - 10<br />The Library Store - 9<br />INGRAM – 6<br />Baker & Taylor - 3<br />Gaylord - 3<br />Barnes & Noble - 2<br />Software Choice - 2<br />Anti-virus software, Microsoft products<br />Vernon – 2<br />Gumdrop Books - 1<br />Computype - 1<br />
    10. 10. Discounts on Conferences<br />The following Information Today conferences offer discounted rates to Nebraska libraries through NLC:<br />Computers in Libraries<br />Internet Librarian<br />WebSearch University<br /><br />
    11. 11. Staying Informed<br />TRIAL Mailing List ***<br />NCompass Blog<br />Discounts on Databases & eResources<br />Discounts on Books & Supplies<br />Discounts on Conferences<br />
    12. 12. Questions?<br />Susan Knisely<br />800-307-2665 / 402-471-3849<br /><br />