Deals and Discounts

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  • Group Purchases are negotiated, managed, or otherwise mediated by us, and participation is available for RAILS members.
  • E-Resource Trials may either be offered by vendors as a general promotional tool, or arranged by us in connection with a prospective group purchase.
  • Vendor Discounts are offers that companies have made available to our libraries. Information about vendor discount offers is provided for your convenience; we do not negotiate the pricing on vendor discounts.

RAILS Group Purchase

American Library Association

RDA Toolkit
Academic, Public, School, Special

RDA Toolkit is an integrated, browser-based, online product that allows users to interact with a collection of cataloging-related documents and resources including RDA: Resource Description and keyword searching all documents; the ability to create, store, and share personal and local cataloging documents; and an unlimited number of profiles that allow individual users to set and save personal preferences.

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

BiblioBoard

Pressbooks Public, SELFe, Creator
Academic, Public, School, Special

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

collectionHQ

Collection management and development software
Public

collectionHQ innovates the way public libraries select, manage and promote their collections. Uniquely, collectionHQ provides guidance on what action to take to improve the performance of your collection.

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

Communico

A platform which can help your library by managing your website, events, and room bookings or digital signage.
Academic, Public, School, Special

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

Credo Reference

Credo Online Reference Service
Academic, Public, School, Special
  • Credo's Mind Map visually shows relationships between topics
  • Included Topic Pages offer an easy starting point and pathways for further research
  • 690+ highly-regarded titles alongside thousands of easily searchable images, audio files, and videos
  • Access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein
  • Choose a Core Collection of reference titles that best meets your needs - Academic, Public, Student, or Complete

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

Deziner Software

Intercept Library
Academic, Public, School, Special

Deziner Software's Intercept® Platform- Business planning and financial modeling software for entrepreneurs and startups

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

EBSCO

Database packages and Flipster
Academic, Public, School, Special

Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO - courtesy of your local library.

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

eRead Illinois

Statewide shared collection of e-books and e-audiobooks, with Baker & Taylor's Axis 360
Academic, Public, School, Special

For pricing and other information, visit the eRead Illinois website: https://ereadillinois.com

Gale Cengage Learning

Gale Career Online High School, Virtual Reference Library, Analytics on Demand
Academic, Public, School, Special

Career Online High School - Students can earn an accredited high school diploma at their library

Virtual Reference Library - More than 12,000 eBooks from over 100 industry-leading publishers for every discipline.

Analytics on Demand - Discover the insights you need to make (and measure!) an impact with Analytics On Demand, a new data solution that helps libraries quickly and easily learn more about their users and communities.

For pricing and other information, please contact Amanda Musacchio (amanda.musacchio@railslibraries.info or 630.734.5118).

Vendor Discount

ABCMouse

ABCMouse
Public

Full online curriculum for ages 2-8. ABCMouse is free to all public libraries. For more details, see the attached flyer.

Avast Software

Free antivirus/endpoint protection software suite
Academic, Public, School

"You must be a public or non-profit educational institution / education organization (this includes grades K-12 and higher, vocational / trade schools, head start programs or other entities with educational purposes under 501(c) of the IRS Publication 557 - Organization Reference Chart section) or public library."