July 2008 Archives

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that over 30 new titles have been confirmed to date for addition to its online journal collections in 2009. Among the new publishers contributing content to MUSE are the Liverpool University Press, The Western Literature Association, and The New Chaucer Society. List pricing for the journal collections for 2009 is also now available.

The new interface that will launch this August offers enhanced functionality at the journal article level, additional tools for locating relevant content in MUSE, and easier navigation of the site's informational pages, along with an attractive new layout.

New Titles for 2009

The journals joining MUSE in 2009 enhance its offerings in Asian studies, Women's studies, African-American studies, Latin American studies, Iberian studies, higher education, literature, and public policy, among others. Highlights of the journals joining the MUSE collections include African-American Review, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Western American Literature, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, and Anthropological Linguistics. (Please see below for a complete list of titles confirmed to date.) Further additions will be announced later this summer.

ProQuest Maintenance: July 26-27, 2008

Dear ProQuest Customer,

The next ProQuest® platform enhancement release will be on July 26, 2008. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place to install these exciting new enhancements. The window will begin Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 10:00 EDT. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

Enhancements include:

  • Reference Linking-ProQuest will now include cited references and cited by references functionality. Reference linking allows users to view documents which have been cited by other researchers. These additional sources help users explore their research topics further, and enable discovery of additional relevant documents.

  • New Browse Functionality for ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source-Subscribers to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source will see a new browse option allowing users another way to easily discover the valuable evidence-based nursing content from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). Users can access the new browse option from the product's opening screen and also from the Publications tab when viewing JBI content.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest interface products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series

  • K12 products including, eLibrary®, SIRS®, and CultureGrams™

EBSCOHost 2.0 Is Now Live

EBSCO released their new interface EBSCOhost 2.0 today.

MINITEX Reference Services staff are offering webinars to introduce you to the changes. For more information or to register visit www.minitex.umn.edu/events/training/webinars.asp#192.

EBSCO also offers tutorials and information on the new interface at www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=969.

New EBSCOHost 2.0 Interface Coming Soon

Dear EBSCO Customer,

In just a few days, the long-awaited EBSCOhost 2.0 interface will be fully implemented. Its brand new look and feel, based on extensive user testing and feedback, will provide you with the most powerful, clean and intuitive interface available. This is the first redesign of the EBSCOhost interface since 2002, and its functionality incorporates the latest technological advances.

We have created a wide range of tools and information to streamline your transition to the new design:

We hope that you and your users enjoy the clean new design of EBSCOhost 2.0, and welcome your feedback.

Visit EBSCO's Support Site http://support.ebsco.com to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form http://support.epnet.com/contact/askus.php.


Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Oxford Language Databases Short-term Sale

Oxford University Press is offering a 20% discount off list price on Oxford Language Dictionaries Online and Oxford English Dictionary Online. If you order both, the discount is 25%. The offer is valid only for new customers, for the first year of the subscription, and ends July 31st.

If you would like pricing or would like to place and order, contact Oxford directly: Heather Taylor heather.taylor@oup.com; remember to mention that you're with MINITEX Library Information Network.

ProQuest CSA Illumina Maintenance July 12

Dear CSA Illumina Customers,

The Administrative Module and Usage System for CSA Illumina will be unavailable Saturday July 12 from 8AM EDT to 12 PM EDT due to network enhancements. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Access to databases on CSA Illumina will not be effected by this outage.

If you have any questions or concerns about this planned outage, please contact support@csa.com.

Best Regards,

ProQuest Support

OVID SP Enhancements

OVID has added a new multi-field search tab and user interface enhancements:

Dear Ovid Customer:

Last week we informed you of the upcoming launch of our next release of OvidSP. Beginning this week, and continuing until launch, we’ll be introducing in greater detail new features and functionality that you and your users will see on July 31st.

All of the new features and enhanced functionality are designed to optimize searching and workflow, and provide a more flexible search and discovery experience.

New Multi-Field Search Mode
Now you and your users will have even more search options to choose from! The Multi-Field Search mode, currently available as the Advanced Search feature in SilverPlatter, allows you to combine search terms using multiple search fields in just one step.

User Interface Enhancements
At Ovid, all of our platform design and development decisions are based on direct customer feedback and interviews with users. The following enhancements are all designed to let users search the way they want to search:

  • Main Search Page – the tabular format has been simplified to make better use of the screen

  • New instructional “hint” text that explains how to best take advantage of the Basic Search mode

  • Browse Books and Browse Journals links now displayed on the Database Selection page for easier and faster navigation to these helpful tools

  • Adjustable font sizes throughout the entire interface - users can set the size in their browser according to their preferences

ProQuest Maintenance: July 12, 2008

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 12, 2008. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 10:00 EDT. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

ProQuest has begun a transition to a new, state-of-the-art data center as part of our ongoing commitment to investing in superb support systems for our customers around the world. This move also reduces energy consumption and helps fulfill key environmental considerations.

It is expected that the vast majority of customers will transition seamlessly during this period. In a few instances, customers with specialized domain name server configurations may need to get in touch with ProQuest technical support, who will be available to answer any questions that arise. Within the United States or Canada, call 1-800-889-3358 or 734-761-4700 extension 2513 or email us at support@proquest.com.

The following products will be unavailable during this window:
• K-12 products including 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

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