The University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have news to share regarding statewide access to selected resources.
Many in the Wyoming library community are aware that impending budget cuts led the State Library to examine some of the GoWYLD.net database subscriptions. The University of Wyoming Libraries will pick up subscriptions to most of the EBSCO databases the WSL can no longer afford to cover. These resources that will now be funded by UW are:
- MasterFILE Premier
- Business Source Premier
- AltHealth Watch
- Fuente Academica
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
- Health Source: Nursing Academic
- History Reference Center
UW is also working to negotiate upgrades to a few of these databases. 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.
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 and after feedback from UW and from around the state, has chosen to go with statewide access to Pronunciator. Wyoming’s statewide access to Mango Languages will end June 30, 2018, and Pronunciator access is scheduled to begin July 1, 2018.
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.
Please direct any questions or concerns to the University of Wyoming Libraries’ Collection Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.