Mobius Consortium Linking LibrariesACI Information Group announces that the ACI Scholarly Blog Index is now available to MOBIUS member libraries. MOBIUS is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides library services to 75 member libraries in Missouri.  The consortium’s focus is to share library materials, information, and services using accessible, cost effective methods.  Through this distribution partnership, MOBIUS now offers its members discounted access to ACI’s collection of scholarly blogs and workflow tools.

From the MOBIUS website: “MOBIUS is a vibrant, collaborative partnership of libraries providing access to shared information resources, services and expertise.” ACI is pleased to be partnering with this dynamic consortium and provide discounted access to ACI to MOBIUS’s academic member libraries.

The ACI Scholarly Blog Index is an editorially-curated collection of scholarly blogs and Tweets written by academics and industry experts worldwide covering all academic disciplines. Blogs included in ACI are selected and curated by researchers with domain expertise to ensure the highest standards in data quality and blog content. MOBIUS member libraries can now subscribe to the Index and receive a consortial 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, MOBIUS and ACI Information Group will partner to provide live and recorded online webinars to introduce ACI’s scholarly blog collection and platform of workflow tools to Mobius member libraries. The libraries can readily access video tutorials on ACI’s YouTube channel to get background information on the scope and operation behind ACI Scholarly Blog Index.

Those attending the Charleston Conference, beginning October 31st, can see ACI Scholarly Blog Index during Vendor Day, Wednesday, November 2nd. On Thursday, November 3rd attend a panel discussion with Pat Sabosik and ACI faculty bloggers: Why We Blog—Reshaping Research, Captivating Tales from Academic Bloggers.