You may have heard that Ebsco’s MasterFile product that we provide for county library users is being downgraded in 2016 to save money in response to budget cuts. The change will mean we now have access to MasterFile Premiere instead of Complete. You will notice this change on erec.einetwork.net in the next couple of weeks.
What does this change mean for your patrons? MasterFile is a tiered product with several levels of access. The good news is that we still have a decent product in Premiere, which is a more comprehensive product than Main Edition (which is offered through PowerLibrary). The bad news is that we are losing about 1300 titles of books and magazines only available in Complete.
Here is the complete list of titles lost:
The DRC committee decided that the list of titles lost included mostly less popular, low demand items and the loss wouldn’t have a great impact.
In 2015 the top 20 titles retrieved in the database were:
- Consumer Reports
- Consumer Reports Buying Guide
- American Record Guide
- Time Magazine
- School Library Journal
- EDUCATION WEEK
- Library Journal
- Educational Leadership
- Foreign Affairs
- USA Today
- AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
- PHI DELTA KAPPAN
- The Columbia encyclopedia
- SCHOLASTIC SCOPE
- CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
All of these titles will still be available in MasterFile Premiere!
For a complete list of titles accessible through premiere visit: https://www.ebscohost.com/public/masterfile-premier
Sewickley Public Library
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That’s a really good program for research. We’re going to miss access to the complete database.
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