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May 18th, 2018 - Changes for Statewide Access to Selected Databases provided by UW Libraries
The University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have news to share regarding statewide access to selected resources.

Impending budget cuts led the State Library to examine their database subscriptions. We are pleased to announced that the University of Wyoming Libraries will be picking up subscriptions to most of the EBSCO databases the State Library can no longer afford to cover. They are MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, AltHealth Watch, Fuente Academica, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing Academic, History Reference Center, and MedicLatina. Expect statewide access to continue without interruption for these resources.

The State Library's subscription to Agricola on the EBSCOhost platform will be canceled June 30, 2018, due to the fact that the database is also available on the ProQuest platform, as well as a free version on the National Agricultural Library's website (https://agricola.nal.usda.gov/)

Access to Mango Languages will end June 30, 2018.

Two years ago, the University of Wyoming Libraries began paying for the statewide subscription to Mango Languages. This year UW decided to review other options for this type of service. With feedback from UW and around the state evenly divided, UW decided to go with statewide access to Pronunciator. Please know that we will continue to evaluate online language learning services and have committed to Pronunciator for one year.

Pronunciator is from a Wyoming-based company whose software supports language learning for 80 languages and also includes English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in 51 languages. In addition to self-guided learning, the service features live online conversation classes led by teachers and support for K-12 teachers and university professors who teach languages.

Pronunciator access is scheduled to begin July 1, 2018 and will be found on the GoWYLD Language Learning page.

Please direct any questions or concerns to the University of Wyoming Libraries' Collection Development Office: cdoffice@uwyo.edu

 

May 3rd, 2018 - CloudLibrary mobile apps update
Download the latest mobile app from CloudLibrary to take advantage of new advanced search features. Limit searches by author, title, format, availability, and more. Version 3.6.2 has been released for both iOS and Android. Kindle Fire users will need to follow instructions on the Kindle Fire download page for help with the app. *The CloudLibrary app for Kindle Fire does not push out or notify users of updates.

 

March 20th, 2018 - RBdigital Magazines
Magazine content is now available on the main RBdigital platform at http://wyomingstatewy.rbdigital.com/ Magazines have been in the mobile app for several months, but have just been added as one of the types of content on the RBdigital portal. The older magazine site will be phased out over time. The Zinio for Libraries app was disabled in late April 2018. Users with the Zinio for Libraries app installed on their mobile devices will see a message prompting them to install the RBdigital app for magazine content instead.

 

February 1, 2018 - Total Boox service update
Total Boox is no longer available for Wyoming library users