CoSer Information

  • The Orleans/ Niagara BOCES School Library System has two new CoSers available to component districts.  These CoSers provide aidable services to participating Districts.

    Itinerant Librarian (CoSer 351):

    This service provides a certified, part-time librarian for requesting member districts. The librarian who is hired will manage the needs of the library, collaborate with teachers, and work with students.

    Orleans/ Niagara staff will post the position, recruit, appoint, and orient the individual to the position. In addition, BOCES staff will supervise and evaluate the librarian with the input of the building principals. BOCES will administer all payroll and other budgetary matters related to this itinerant position.

    This is an aidable CoSer

     

    Library Resources – Online Databases (CoSer 565);

    On-line Information Resources (COSER 565) provides subscribers with access to a variety of comprehensive full text and/or indexed reference databases that complement the K-12 curriculum. Up-to-date resources improve student research through successful searching strategies. Students are able to select the type of information required to meet their needs in a range of formats (citations, abstracts, full-text documents and page-image documents).

    In order to purchase these subscriptions through this CoSer, a district must subscribe to the base service which is  an 8% administrative fee on the total database purchase.  This service includes: assistance and guidance with selection and purchase of resources to meet specific instructional needs, the development of instructional objectives, and meet with representatives for consortium pricing models.

    Vendors and pricing are available through the School Library System.

    Example subscriptions may include (not limited to):

    ABC-CLIO Social Studies, Newsbank, EBSCOHost, Facts on File, Gale Collection - Student Resource Center: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Junior, etc., Grolier’s, MAPS101, NY Times, ProQuest SIRS, and World Book

     This is an aidable CoSer

    Database Purchases

    Every spring the SLS sends out a list of the titles purchased by each school that year along with the option to change, add, or delete subscriptions. These forms must be returned to the School Library System and to your schools designated purchaser.

     

    If you have any questions about purchasing databases, which databases are covered, and pricing,

    please call 716-731-6800 ext 3751 or 3750

     

     Below is a digest of our most popular databases. This is not a comprehensive list- please call or e-mail the SLS with questions about other databases and pricing. 

     

    All Available Databases 2017 - 2018


    BrianPop



    Products:

    -          BrainPOP

    -          BrainPOP Jr.

    -          BrainPOP ESL

    Capstone Press

     PRODUCT INFORMATION

    Products:

    -          PebbleGo Animals

    -          PebbleGo Biography

    -          PebbleGo Earth & Science

    -          PebbleGo Social Studies

    Defined Learning

    Click on individual product for information.

     

    Products:

           Defined STEM


    Discovery Education

    PRODUCT INFORMATION

     

    Products:

    -          Discovery Education Steaming

    -          Discovery Education Streaming PLUS

    -          Power Media PLUS

    EBSCO

    Click on individual product for information.

    ABC-CLIO Products:

    -          African-American Experience

    -          American Government

    -          American History

    -          American Indian Experience

    -          Daily Life Through History

    -          Issues: Understanding Controversy & Society

    -          Latino American Experience

     

    Magill on Literature Plus

    -          Modern Genocide

    -          Pop Culture Universe

     

    Science Reference Center

     

    Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes & Consequences

    -          United States Geography

    -          World at War: Understanding Conflict & Society

    -          World Geography: Understanding a Changing World

    -          World History: Modern Era

     

    World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras

    FactCite: Lincoln Library

     PRODUCT INFORMATION

     

    Products:

    -          Sports Champions, grades 4-12                                             

    -          Greek & Roman Mythology, grades 4-12                             

    -          Shapers of Society, grades 5-12                                            

    -          Biographies, grades 4-12                                           

    -          American History, grades 4-12                                  

    -          Essential Information, grades 6-12

    -          Biography for Beginners, grades 2-8

     

    Facts on File /  Infobase Learning

    Click on individual products for information. 

    Products:

    -      Isssues and Controversies

    -          Today's Science

    -          Ancient and Medieval History and Culture

    -          Health Reference Center 
     

    Gale Cengage Learning 

    Click on individual products for information. 

    Products:

    -        Biography in Context

    -          Global Issues in Context

    -          Literature Criticism Online

    -          Global Issues in Context

    -          U.S. History in Context

    -          World History in Context

    -          Science in Context

    -      Student Resources in Context

    Grolier / Scholastic
     

    Click on individual product for information.

    Products:

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