ACI Information Group announces that the ACI Scholarly Blog Index is now available to LYRASIS member libraries. LYRASIS is a non-profit membership organization that partners with libraries, archives and museums and other cultural heritage organizations to enhance and support the operations, technological directives, and digital content collections of their members. Through this reseller partnership, LYRASIS now offers its members discounted access to ACI’s collection of scholarly blogs and workflow tools.

“Through the ACI and LYRASIS partnership, researchers not only have easy access to scholarly blog content, but they can also review authors’ credentials and social media connections to better understand scholars’ areas of expertise and even connect with them online for further discourse.”
Larry Schwartz, President, ACI Information Group

As a collection specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s academic researchers, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index is an editorially-curated collection of scholarly blogs written by scholars and thought leaders in all academic disciplines. All blogs in ACI are individually curated by researchers with expertise in that blog’s topic or field of study, and rigorous quality assurance checks ensure only the highest standards in data quality and blog content. With a limited-time 20% discount offer, LYRASIS member libraries can now subscribe at a deep discount to access the full range of metadata and workflow tools available within the ACI Scholarly Blog Index:

  • Search the entire collection of scholarly blogs
  • Full-text access to every scholarly blog article
  • Advanced search, navigation, and filtering options to ensure highly-relevant results
  • Refine search results by Library of Congress classification
  • View authors’ professional and social connections, journal articles, and alternative metrics
  • Full citation and export options
  • Bookmark and List tools for saving, annotating, curating, and sharing content
  • Sharing, collaboration, and productivity tools

In the coming months, LYRASIS and ACI Information Group will also partner together to provide live and recorded online webinars to introduce ACI’s scholarly blog collection and workflow tools to LYRASIS members. In the meantime, those interested in learning more about the ACI Scholarly Blog Index can register to attend a weekly ACI introductory webinar and access helpful video tutorials on ACI’s YouTube channel.

In addition, those attending the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits conference in Boston can stop by Booth 1001 to learn more about the ACI Scholarly Blog Index and the partnership with LYRASIS. ACI’s Pat, Aura, and Larry will be happy to demonstrate ACI’s collection and workflow tools to conference attendees as well as discuss our innovative new partnership with the LYRASIS community.

If your library or institution is a LYRASIS member, be sure to check out the LYRASIS website for a discounted subscription to the ACI Scholarly Blog Index for LYRASIS members.

Read the full press release for the partnership between LYRASIS and ACI Information Group.