SPL will be making to changes to the digital services we subscribe to on Jul 1. The services we will no longer subscribe to have had very low usage rates in recent years, and this move is being made to ensure that we are spending as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The change that most patrons will notice concerns our digital magazine service provider. On Jul 1, we will be switching from Zinio to Flipster. Zinio’s magazine offerings have decreased over the past few years, and many of the most of the popular magazines were only available as back issues (i.e., current issues were no longer offered). We are confident that patrons will find Flipster to have a more robust and contemporary selection of digital magazines.
All told, SPL will be unsubscribing to the following digital databases as of Jul 1:
- Auto Repair Reference Centre
- Business Source Elite
- Canadian Research Index
- E-Journal Portal
- Expanded Academic Index
- General OneFile
- General Reference Centre Gold
- Health & Wellness Resource Centre
- Health Reference Centre Academic
- Kids InfoBits
- Literature Resource Centre
- Student Edition
o Patrons can still use Basic features of Library Elf if they wish, but will no longer have access to Premium features (multiple library cards in one account; RSS feed; iCalendar sync)
We are adding the following digital services:
- Road to IELTS General
- Road to IELTS Academic
- Flipster (replacing Zinio for digital magazines)
As always, you can view our full list of digital media resources at: saskatoonlibrary.ca/digital.
Our full list of research databases is available at: saskatoonlibrary.ca/research.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].