Read That License! Fifteen Provisions to Look for in Electronic Resources Agreements
Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Central Time)

When a vendor hands you an electronic resources agreement, do you blithely sign the license without reading it, relying on the vendor's assurances that all oral promises are included? Or, if you do slog through the multiple pages of fine print, do you know what you are reading? What are the implications for interlibrary loan, patron usage, reserves, coursepacks, or long-term access? The presenter, CLIC Executive Director Ruth Dukelow, is an attorney and a librarian with many years of experience reviewing electronic resources licenses for libraries. In this session, she will cover the major provisions and pitfalls to look for when negotiating an electronic resources license.

Presenter:
Ruth Dukelow is the executive director of Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, better known as CLIC. CLIC is a consortium of seven private college and university libraries in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Ruth is both an attorney and a librarian, with experience reviewing electronic licenses for libraries and working with library copyright issues.

from AWE:

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar.

Click here to sign up; sessions start this Friday.

For further information, contact AWE rep Jeremy Link, 810-834-7286.

Improvements Coming for CQ Press and SAGE Usage Reports

from Sage Publishing

We're pleased to announce some upcoming changes to Secure Center, the administrative interface where you collect COUNTER usage reports for some of your CQ Press and SAGE products.

On March 9, 2015, we will release improvements to:

  • Enhance site design - new look and feel!
  • Retire COUNTER 3 reports - we encourage you to capture any data needed in these formats by March 6, 2015.

The following products are impacted by these changes:

  • CQ Researcher

  • CQ Almanac

  • CQ Weekly

  • US Political Stats

  • SAGE Stats - including Local Stats and State Stats

  • Congress Collection

  • Encyclopedia of American Government

  • Political Handbook of the World

  • Politics in America

  • Public Affairs Collection

  • Supreme Court Collection

  • Supreme Court Yearbook

  • Voting and Elections Collection

Usage data for older products will continue to be available for reporting in COUNTER 4 formats.

We will notify you again when these Secure Center enhancements are live. Please contact us at librarymktg@sagepub.com if you have any questions.

Browzine Update Webinars

from Third Iron:

2015 is going to be the most exciting year for BrowZine users yet and you're invited to learn more! Please join company founders CEO Kendall Bartsch and President John Seguin for a sixty minute preview of the enhancements to BrowZine planned for this year, including:

  • Expanded journal coverage
  • ILL integration
  • New bibliographic management support
  • ...and BrowZine for the web!

Multiple webinar times are available:

  • March 3, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • March 4, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • March 5, 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • March 6, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

All times are Central Standard Time. Click here to register for the time convenient for your schedule. We look forward to you joining us!

from Oxford University Press

We're pleased to announce that Oxford Language Dictionaries Online migrated from its former home to join our premium English and Arabic modules at OxfordDictionaries.com, creating a single destination for users to explore the language of today.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online will continue to run alongside the new site until April 1st, 2015 at which point users will be automatically redirected to the new site.

You can explore the new site at www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/oldo.

Please note that you may experience intermittent access during the migration process, if this persists then please contact us at online@oup.com.

We have put together an FAQ to provide further details and we will be in touch again prior to the switch off date.

from Oxford University Press

As you are likely aware, Oxford moved to a new usage reporting system earlier this year. Two of the last products to move into our usage portal were Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online, which recently began reporting with our new enhanced COUNTER 4-compliant usage stats. However, an issue with the migration of data has occurred, and usage statistics reports are currently unavailable via our Customer Portal for these two platforms, for the period April 2014 to October 2014. Please be assured that we are working on a resolution to this issue which we expect to be available in Spring 2015.

In the meantime, we do have the data available to our customer service team, who can deliver you a report upon request, if your need is urgent. Please contact your sales representative or OUP Customer Support at oxfordonline@oup.com to request these reports.

We understand the importance of having accurate statistics as well as ensuring our customers are aware of any issues. The status of all our usage reporting can be found at the Product Usage Data Status Table: http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/online_products/UnderstandingYourData.pdf.

We thank you for your patience. Should you have any further queries relating to your usage, please do feel free to contact us.

ProQuest Maintenance Window February 28, 2015

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours:

Eastern Standard Time (EST): Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. for five (5) hours

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

Research databases

  • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)

  • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)

  • ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)

  • Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)

  • CultureGrams

  • eLibrary (all editions)

  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm

  • ProQuest Obituaries

  • ProQuest Research Companion

  • SIRS (all editions)

Dissertation publishing

  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks

  • COS Funding Opportunities

  • COS Scholar Universe

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

  • Books in Print®

  • LibraryThing for Libraries™

  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Thank you for being a ProQuest customer. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact ProQuest Technical Support (tsupport@proquest.com) if you have questions or need assistance.

from AWE:

The Student Learning Center is a breakthrough early literacy device that is changing the game for schools. Recently, a school reported a 55% increase in reading scores by using the Student Learning Centers in their classrooms. Find out more about how it works and ask questions at an upcoming live webinar.

Click here to sign up; sessions start this Friday.

For further information, contact AWE rep Jeremy Link, 810-834-7286.

NISO White Paper Explores the Future of Library Resource Discovery

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a
white paper, The Future of Library Resource Discovery, written by
independent consultant, speaker, and author Marshall Breeding. The
white paper was commissioned by NISO's Discovery to Delivery (D2D)
Topic Committee as part of its ongoing examination of areas in the
discovery landscape that the information community could potentially
standardize. Included in the paper is an overview of the current
discovery environment; descriptions of how these technologies,
methodologies, and products may be able to adapt to potential future
change; and a look beyond current models of discovery to explore
possible alternatives, especially those related to linked data.

The Future of Library Resource Discovery white paper is available for
free download on the NISO website at
www.niso.org/publications/white_papers/discovery/

2015 Browzine Updates

from Third Iron:

2015 is going to be the most exciting year for BrowZine users yet and you're invited to learn more! Please join company founders CEO Kendall Bartsch and President John Seguin for a sixty minute preview of the enhancements to BrowZine planned for this year, including:

  • Expanded journal coverage
  • ILL integration
  • New bibliographic management support
  • ...and BrowZine for the web!

Multiple webinar times are available:

  • March 4, 9:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • March 5, 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • March 6, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

All times are Central Standard Time. Click here to register for the time convenient for your schedule. We look forward to you joining us!


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