February 2008 Archives

New EBSCOHost Interface Coming Soon

EBSCO Publishing is pleased to announce plans to update the EBSCOhost interface in the summer of 2008. Since the last EBSCOhost major interface redesign in 2002, there have been many technological advancements, many of which we will incorporate into EBSCOhost 2.0. We are pleased to provide you with an early preview of the key features of EBSCOhost 2.0.

Some of the key updates will include:

  • A cleaner, simpler user interface

  • Related Images readily available beside the Result List

  • Results directly from NewsBank

  • Instant article previews from mouse-over action

  • Expand/Collapse side panels

  • Search history displayed above Result list

  • SmartText Searching to provide full results from partial Find field terms

  • Multi-database access to Authority files

  • URLs that can be bookmarked

  • A convenient, streamlined Cite process for all citation styles

We have also created an EBSCOhost 2.0 Flash overview, available here, and additional detailed information that describes all of the above features, here. (If you cannot open this link, please copy and paste this URL into your browser to see the details on EBSCO's Support Site: http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=969)

In early March, additional support information regarding EBSCOhost 2.0 will be available on the EBSCO Support Site, including FAQ's, help sheets, user guides, online training sessions, and more.

Special Offer on H W Wilson Retrospective Databases

H W Wilson is offering a special 10% discount on all of their retrospective databases. The promotion is for all library types and is applicable to both yearly subscriptions and archive/perpetual access purchases.

Visit the H W Wilson site for trial access: www.hwwilson.com/retros.htm.

Contact MINITEX for pricing. All orders must be submitted by March 25th.

Special Offer on Rosen Teen Health & Wellness

from Rosen Publishing:

In the past year, Rosen's Teen Health & Wellness database has won these coveted awards:
  • Annual Education Software Review Award

  • Best Educational Software Award

  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Assoc. of Educational Publishers

  • Best New Product, Readers' Choice Awards, The Charleston Advisor

Click here to reactivate your trial to see what all the buzz is about!

PLUS if you subscribe within the next 60 days, receive 1 whole month FREE!

Get started now by clicking here, calling us at 877-381-6649, emailing us, or visiting us online at www.teenhealthandwellness.com.

New OvidSP Features Coming in April

from the OVID listserv:

Dear Ovid Customer:

The needs of the market constantly inform how we build all of our products. OvidSP was designed and developed based directly on extensive interviews with information managers and end users. That’s why we're excited to announce the following new OvidSP features scheduled for implementation in early April 2008.

MARC Records
You’ll be able to download MARC records for all books and journals that your institution subscribes to on OvidSP.

Non-English Language Interfaces
We’ll continue to support our global customer base with local language interfaces. With our upcoming release, French, Spanish, and German customers will have the option to view OvidSP in their native language as they do now in SilverPlatter.

ProQuest Acquires WebFeat

ProQuest announced on February 14, 2008 that they have acquired WebFeat, a company that pioneered federated searching. ProQuest plans to merge WebFeat with Serials Solutions.

See the ProQuest press release for more information: http://www.proquest.com/pressroom/pressrelease/08/20080214.shtml.

Facts on File Discontinues Two Databases

Facts on File is no longer offering Personal & Business Forms or World Almanac. The World Almanac has been folded into the World News Digest and Issues & Controversies.

ProQuest Maintenance Window February 16, 2008

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on the ProQuest® platform on February 16, 2008. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin Saturday, February 16, 2008, at 22:00 EST to Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 10:00 EST. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during this window:

• ProQuest interface products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
• Third-party databases such as ERIC® PlusText
• ProQuest Archiver™
• eLibrary®, SIRS®, and CultureGrams™
• Chadwyck-Healey products housed in the US (all products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com)
• "Digital Vault" products, including ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and Digital Sanborn Maps

ProQuest Search Widget

from the ProQuest listserv:

ProQuest is pleased to announce the launch of the ProQuest Search Widget. Available now, the ProQuest Search Widget helps increase visibility of licensed databases from ProQuest by letting you embed a ProQuest search box on any institutional web page. You pick the databases to search and pre-populate the search with specific search terms — whatever meets the research needs you are trying to support.

Go to http://widgets.proquest.com to learn more about the ProQuest Search Widget and how to easily create them. Also, see sample uses of the search widget, suggestions for placement of the widgets on your library website and a list of supported databases. Don't forget to give us some feedback on the ProQuest Search Widget and how you will incorporate it on your library's website. Click on the feedback link at http://widgets.proquest.com on the home page under the big blue button.

As a technology leader, ProQuest remains committed to assisting librarians in creating end-user awareness about the library's resources. To read the press release announcing the availability of the ProQuest Search Widget, go to http://www.proquest.com/pressroom/pressrelease/08/20080110e.shtml.

APA Databases Content Updates


  • Now covers nearly 2,350 journals and provides access to over 2.5 million abstracts. In 2007, 164 new journals were added to the coverage list.

  • In 2008, watch for expanded dissertation content, as well as additional cognitive science coverage in the areas of neuroscience, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

  • APA has entered into an agreement with the University of Akron to digitize books and gray literature from the Archives of the History of American Psychology historical collection. The book content will be indexed in PsycINFO with each book chapter appearing in PsycBOOKS, and abstracts and full text from the gray literature will be added to PsycEXTRA.


  • Access to full text from 66 titles with more than 134,000 articles including historical content going as far back as 1894.

  • Backfiles have been added for new and other journal titles including International Journal of Play Therapy, Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, and School Psychology Quarterly.

  • 3 new journals will be added in 2008 — Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Social Psychology (Hogrefe), Journal of Media Psychology (Hogrefe).

OCLC Unveils New Web Site

from the OCLC release

oclc.org is a consolidated Web presence that brings together sites for every geographic region OCLC serves, providing a single access point for global and regional information about OCLC.

The new site went live February 11 and is another step in an ongoing process of change that OCLC is going through to serve libraries as a global cooperative with a global strategy and global focus.

WilsonWeb CX Training Events

H W Wilson has a new interface and is offering online training.

from the WilsonWeb listserv:

Dear WilsonWeb Subscriber,

By popular demand, we've expanded our schedule of training events to help you and your patrons get the most out of the new WilsonWeb CX interface. WilsonWeb CX Training Events are conducted live over the internet with WebEx web meeting software. Register at www.hwwilson.com/training.
Additional WilsonWeb CX Training Sessions
Sessions start at 1 p.m. EST and last about an hour.

  • Wednesday, February 13

  • Wednesday, February 20

  • Wednesday, February 27

All are welcome. Registration closes an hour before the start of each session. Questions? Contact Dan Firrincili, 800-367-6770, ext. 3691, dfirrincili@hwwilson.com

from OCLC NetLibrary:

OCLC NetLibrary, the leading platform for eContent to libraries worldwide, is now offering individual eBook titles from Oxford University Press' Oxford Scholarship Online.

Oxford Scholarship Online provides online access to the best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences published by Oxford University Press. This world-class digital collection is now available from NetLibrary, offering new research opportunities for scholars and students.

For more information, please visit http://library.netlibrary.com/oso.aspx or contact an OCLC representative at 1-800-898-OCLC (6252), or e-mail at: libservices@oclc.org.

New on WilsonWeb: Biography Index Retrospective

HW Wilson has just released Biography Index Retrospective: 1946 to 1983. For more on Biography Index Retrospective, visit www.hwwilson.com. For a free trial, contact MINITEX.

Following is the press release:

New York, New York, February 5, 2008

Library users can now search more than 40 years of Wilson's classic biographical resource Biography Index in a single, easy-to-use database. With citations on people from antiquity through 1980s headlines--data encompassing over 627,000 articles and books published 1946 through 1983--Biography Index Retrospective brings convenient WilsonWeb searching to the in-depth data that earned Biography Index decades of popularity as a print reference.

OVID Gateway to OVIDSP Transition Complete

From the OVID listserv:

We are pleased to announce that as of today, Monday, February 4, 2008, all Gateway customers have been successfully transitioned to OvidSP. With OvidSP, you have a faster, more powerful, and more streamlined search solution than you’ve ever had before!
All of your Gateway user settings, jumpstarts, and alerts have transferred to the new platform. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to bookmark the URL of the new platform: http://ovidsp.ovid.com.

OvidSP Resource Center:

The OvidSP Resource Center continues to be your source for materials and training to help you and your users become familiar with the new platform:

Please contact your Ovid Account Representative or support@ovid.com with any questions about OvidSP.

Wolters Kluwer Health - Ovid

from the NetLibrary listserv:

New publishers expand NetLibrary catalog with thousands of new titles covering a broad range of critical subject areas worldwide

DUBLIN, Ohio, February 1, 2008—OCLC NetLibrary, the leading provider of eBooks for the institutional library market, has announced agreements with 21 leading publishers that will add thousands of new eBooks and eAudiobooks to NetLibrary’s growing catalog of more than 160,000 titles.

3M RFID Education Seminar

You are invited by 3M to the
RFID Education Seminar
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Place: 3M Innovation Center
2350 Minnehaha Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55144

Hosted by: Chris Nault, 3M Library Systems

RFID to the rescue There is a lot of confusion when
it comes to RFID. Will it work in my library? Are there privacy
concerns? Find out what RFID is, how it
works and whether it could benefit your library.

Please RSVP to Chris Nault at 651-337-1037 or
csnault@mmm.com by February 8th.

for more RFID information from 3M go to:

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