Category Archives: Choice

Introducing Choice Reviews

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Choice has announced the launch of a new service called Choice Reviews, a completely redesigned Choice Reviews Online built to respond directly to the many suggestions received from subscribers.  This version has been engineered to work the way that librarians do, with an intuitive user interface, improved search and discovery features, and data management tools that will save you time and simplify decision-making.

The new Choice Reviews features advanced technology that makes librarians faster and better at what they have been doing for centuries: identifying the best sources.

With tools that make it easy to save, share, and manage results, Choice Reviews puts the power of curation back into the hands of librarians.

  • Searchable database of almost 200,000 academic reviews.
  • Intuitive interface to make searches faster and easier.
  • Reviews published in real time for immediate access.
  • Build lists, save searches, create alerts, find books in WorldCat, poll faculty on their preferences, and even add titles to your GOBI shopping cart.

Choice Reviews is designed to be used by librarians, faculty, and patrons—as a source of bibliographic information and critical reviews of works being considered for research projects and/or classroom assignments.

Visit www.choice360.org for more on Choice Reviews, to sign up for a free trial, and for information on the other products and services Choice has to offer.

Call for Peer Reviewers – ACRL/ Choice Core Subject Collections

RCL logoResources for College Libraries (RCL), a copublication of ACRL/Choice and ProQuest, invites academic librarians and faculty to participate as peer reviewers. RCL provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate libraries and is available online. This is a great opportunity to share and refresh your disciplinary knowledge while contributing to the development of the core subject literature!

We are currently seeking knowledgeable and practicing selectors in the social sciences and science and technology subjects, including:

Agriculture  ::  Anthropology  ::  Astronomy  ::  Biology  ::  Business Administration  ::  Chemistry  ::  Computer Science  ::  Economics  ::  Education  ::  Environmental Sciences  ::  General Science  ::  Geography  ::  Geology  ::  Health Sciences and Medicine  ::  Journalism and Communication  ::  Law  ::  Mathematics  ::  Physics  ::  Political Science  ::  Psychology  ::  Sociology  ::  Sports and Recreation  ::  Technology and Engineering

Referees will be responsible for comprehensively evaluating the RCL subject’s bibliographic content, along with its taxonomic organization. . Please consider submitting your name to participate in this one-time professional service. To volunteer as a reviewer or learn more, contact Anne Doherty (adoherty@ala-choice.org) with a brief description of your qualifications, particularly any experience maintaining or assessing core collections in the subject, along with a CV/resume. The volunteer deadline is June 10, 2016. All referee work is scheduled for completion by August 15, 2016

RCL is a subscription database that identifies more than 85,000 titles across 61 subjects that are essential for research and instruction at the undergraduate level.

Call for Peer Reviewers – ACRL/Choice Core Subject Collections

Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a copublication of ACRL/Choice and ProQuest, invites academic librarians and faculty to participate as peer reviewers. RCL provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate libraries and is available online.

We are currently seeking knowledgeable and practicing selectors in the social sciences, including the following subjects:  Law  ::  Political Science

Referees will be responsible for comprehensively evaluating the RCL subject’s bibliographic content, along with its taxonomic organization. All referee work is scheduled for completion by August 15, 2016. Please consider submitting your name to participate in this one-time professional service. To volunteer as a reviewer or learn more, contact Anne Doherty (adoherty@ala-choice.org) with a brief description of your qualifications, particularly any experience maintaining or assessing core collections in the subject, along with a CV/resume. This is a great opportunity to share and hone your specialized expertise while contributing to the development of the subject literature for more general collections.

RCL is a subscription database that identifies 85,000+ titles across 61 subjects that are essential for research and instruction at the undergraduate level.

Spring 2016 ACRL-Choice Webinars

ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts. Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these free interactive webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

The ACRL-Choice webinar series is an ongoing program, offering approximately thirty presentations each academic year. This spring, ACRL-Choice webinars will present a cornucopia of subjects, including:

The ACRL-Choice webinar program offers an exceptional way for librarians to learn about new ideas, developments, and products, and to actively participate in discussions with companies that serve their markets, allowing sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback. Be sure to check out the complete library of ACRL-Choice webinars to date—with more added each month—on the Choice YouTube Channel.

For more information on ACRL-Choice webinars, please visit the Choice website. To discuss becoming an ACRL-Choice webinar sponsor, please contact Pam Marino at pmarino@ala-choice.org.

Choice Now Presents Acclaimed Bibliographic Essays in LibGuide Format

choice_logo-80HChoice, the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, has launched a new section on its revamped www.choice360.org site, featuring Choice bibliographic essays in LibGuide format.

At launch, the LibGuide section will contain all eleven of the bibliographic essays published in 2015, with essays from 2013 and 2014 to be added in the spring. Moving forward, new bibliographic essays will be featured simultaneously in the LibGuide format as well as in Choice magazine and on Choice Reviews Online.

“LibGuides have become increasingly popular with librarians, so presenting the Choice bibliographic essays in such a useful format was a natural progression for us,” said Mark Cummings, editor and publisher of Choice. “And publishing our essays as open-access content makes them readily accessible as research tools for students and faculty, one of the ways in which we are working to expand the reach and utility of Choice.”

Also new to Choice360.org are dedicated sections on the new Choice tablet app, Outstanding Academic Titles (OATs), and ACRL books and digital resources.

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