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June 29, 2011

Taylor & Francis platform


Taylor and Francis moved their content to a new platform. You may notice that
article level linking is no longer functioning. Ex Libris (Find it) is aware of
the problem and have announced that article level linking will be restored
with the July update.


Email from Ex Libris :

Dear SFX Customers,

We are working closely with Taylor and Francis towards a resolution of the linking problem to their new platform.

We were assured that the redirection is in place. We noticed that the redirection is up-to issue level only and reported to T&F as well.

The new linking syntax to the new platform is in the final stages of Quality Assurance and will be released as part of our SFX4 second July package...

T&F assured us that the content is not to be changed; therefore there is no need for a new set of targets. The plan is to rename the existing targets and replace the parser and linking parameters. In addition, T&F reported that the DOI linking problem was fixed on their side....
Best regards, Ron Lozinsky Support Manager

June 23, 2011

Reminder: SciFinder access web only after June 30

This came through the Science Librarians' list... passing it along to reference staff!

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder that the SciFinder Scholar client will be discontinued on Thursday, June 30. If you have not yet set up a web account, you will need to do so in order to access SciFinder after that. To register for a web account, go to http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16109.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions.


Meghan Lafferty
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science Librarian

Science & Engineering Library
University of Minnesota

June 10, 2011

Happy Friday from NCBI ROFL!

Carbon monoxide: to boldly go where NO has gone before. PMID: 15114002

Can animals detect when their owners are returning home? An experimental test of the 'psychic pet' phenomenon. PMID: 9734300

How good is cola for dissolution of gastric phytobezoars? PMiD:19437568

Intoxication with bourbon versus vodka: effects on hangover, sleep, and next-day neurocognitive performance in young adults. PMID:20028364

To keep the good times rolling, head over to the Discoblog.

June 1, 2011

PhotoDelivery and Libraries to U To Be Discontinued, July 1, 2011

Beginning July 1, 2011, the University Libraries article delivery services, Libraries to U (LTU) and PhotoDelivery (HSL) will no longer be providing scanned articles to our users. Starting in July, patrons will be able to request bound journals through the free Get It service. Journals will circulate for 1 week and can be held at the owning Library for pick up, sent to another library on campus or delivered to a campus office.

Academic Health Center - Twin Cities students who are enrolled in eligible programs in Duluth (Medicine, Pharmacy, etc.) may continue to place requests via Interlibrary Loan. (There is essentially no change to this procedure.)

For questions or concerns please contact Steve Llewellyn (5-7940) or Randy Brooks (6-3883).