August 2008 Archives

Serials Solutions Adds eBooks to Knowledge Works

from Serials Solutions:

We are excited to announce that over 600,000 eBooks are now integrated into Serials Solutions' KnowledgeWorks - our knowledgebase of e-resources. These eBooks, from more than 20 providers can be integrated into Serials Solutions 360 services to improve eBook access and management services at your library:

  • Search across your entire eBook collection through 360 Core’s E-Journal Portal
  • Link to eBooks through the 360 Link results page
  • Discover your eBook holdings in your OPAC through our 360 MARC Updates service with eBooks
  • Simplify and streamline workload by tracking eBook subscriptions through 360 Resource Manager

To receive a price quote to include eBooks as part of one of our 360 services please email us at 360@serialssolutions.com. Or you can request this information or more details about this service enhancement, and enter to win a free eBook reader in our monthly drawing, by visiting www.serialssolutions.com/ebook-reader-drawing.html.

Learn more about KnowledgeWorks and all of the Serials Solutions 360 services by visiting www.serialssolutions.com.

ProQuest CSA Illumina Usage Technical Notice

from ProQuest:

Dear CSA Illumina Customers,

Additional data will be added to the CSA Illumina Usage System reports on September 4th, 2008. Some customers might notice changes to their count totals for January, February, and March of 2008.

ProQuest continually strives to ensure that your Usage Reports are up to date and accurate. If you have any questions please contact support@csa.com.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.

Best Regards,

ProQuest Support

New ProQuest CSA Illumina Help Page

ProQuest has released a new CSA Illumina Help Page: http://support.csa.com; support can also be contacted at support@csa.com.

New Project Muse Interface

The new Project Muse interface went live on Sunday, August 17:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce the release of a new web interface, enhanced with many features to aid ease of navigation, expand discovery, and encourage deeper interaction with the wealth of scholarly content offered by MUSE.

Online now at http://muse.jhu.edu, the new site design offers several new tools and resources for scholars, librarians, and publishers. MUSE offers full text access to current content from nearly 400 high quality journals in the humanities and social sciences, from some 100 not-for-profit publishers, and the web site's improved features will help users find, utilize and share this content more readily and efficiently.

A highlight of MUSE's new web site is wider range of functionality at the individual journal article level, including the ability to email a link, find more articles from the same author(s), and share the article via popular social bookmarking services. Color indicators allow users to easily determine to which content they have full text access, at both the journal and article level.

Improved navigation in the site's informational pages makes it easier for researchers, librarians, and publishers to access tools such as training guides, usage statistics, journal holdings information, and technical documentation. A new search feature also offers the ability to search only the informational pages, to quickly locate key details such as pricing, upcoming journal additions, or supported technologies. An entirely new section is dedicated to information for current and prospective publishers of journals in MUSE.

Alexander Street Press Maintenance August 14

From Alexander Street Press:

Please note that we are doing scheduled maintenance to all of Alexander Street’s full-text collections on Thursday, August 14, 2008 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. EST. Some interruption in service will probably occur for all Alexander Street full-text collections. No interruption in service is expected for any of the music collections. Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes and for not alerting you sooner. If you have problems or concerns or experience any access problems after 3:00 a.m. EST, please contact us at support@alexanderstreet.com or phone +1 703-212-8520

OvidSP Released August 14, 2008

From Ovid:

Dear Ovid Customer:

We are pleased to announce that new features and enhancements were added to OvidSP on Thursday, August 14th at 8:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 GMT). Click here for a World Time Zone converter to check the time for your local area.

Be sure to inform your users of the new features and functionality:


  • A Multi-Field Search mode for all databases

  • Collapsible Search Aid box

  • Results Manager is collapsible and available above and below the main search box

  • You can move the Search History above the main search box; plus, sort searches in ascending or descending order, and identify each search by search type

  • Choose the limits you want to appear as common limits on the main search page

  • Create, edit, and add multiple annotations to a citation

  • Browse Books and Browse Journals links available on the Select a Database page

  • Direct linking from Search Aids to the tree

  • Browser support for adjusting font size

  • Users logged into their personal accounts will see their name and institutions

  • Instructional “hint” text for Basic Search

OvidSP Resource Center
If you have any questions about the latest release of OvidSP, please contact support@ovid.com or your Account Representative. Remember to visit the OvidSP Resource Center for all things related to the release to help you prepare your users, including screenshots, frequently asked questions, training schedules, marketing materials, and more.

Regards,
Wolters Kluwer Health - Ovid

New Project Muse Interface Coming Soon

from Project Muse:

As has been previously announced, Project MUSE is preparing to unveil a new web site design, developed to ease navigation, increase discovery, and improve the user experience for researchers, librarians, and publishers. We received an overwhelmingly positive reaction and much helpful feedback during previews of the new design at the ALA conference in June, and are pleased to announce that the release of the new interface is imminent.

The launch of the new MUSE interface at http://muse.jhu.edu is expected to occur within a week. The new site design features enhanced informational sections and improved navigation and layout. Subscriber access should not be at all affected by the rollout of the new design; the changes are to the navigation, functionality, and appearance of the web site, not to access or authentication systems. Searches of MUSE content utilizing our search engine will work much as they currently do, with a more user-friendly design and some additional search limiters available to users.

A further announcement will be sent upon the actual launch of the new site interface. Please direct any questions to muse@press.jhu.edu.

Reminder: ProQuest Maintenance: August 16

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on August 16, 2008. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, August 17, 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 tsupport@proquest.com.

The following products will be affected during this window:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Genealogy and local history products including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries and Digital Sanborn Maps

  • UMI products including online dissertation products

Oxford Launches New Database: Electronic Enlightment

Oxford has launched a new online resource: Electronic Enlightenment, a research project of the University of Oxford, Humanities Division.

Electronic Enlightenment provides online access to 18th-century primary sources: read letters between the founders of the modern world (“the long 18th century”) and their friends and families, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers.

Contents to date

  • Nearly 6,000 correspondents

  • Over 53,000 letters and documents

  • Over 80,000 document sources — citing manuscripts and early editions

  • Nearly 230,000 scholarly annotations

  • Many languages — English, French, German, Italian, etc.

  • A network of external links to other online resources, including to biographies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online (for mutual subscribers).

  • Twice yearly updates — both published and previously unpublished correspondence

Until August 31, Oxford is offering first-time, one-year, unlimited access subscriptions for 20% off.

Please contact CPERS for a trial or pricing.

Gale Announces Consumer Reports with No Embargo

from a Gale/Cengage Learning announcement:

Consumer Reports -- Now with No Embargo!

Gale is extremely pleased to announce that our partnership with Consumers Union of the United States, Inc. has been revised to continue to offer Consumer Reports titles in full-text – but now with no embargo. Through this newly revised license agreement, users will no longer have to wait 90 days to read current issues of Consumer Reports titles through InfoTrac, our renowned periodical program.

Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers. Consumers Union publishes Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports on Health, Consumer Reports Money Adviser, ShopSmart Magazine, and Consumer Reports Annual Buying Guide.

Consumer Reports titles can be found in the following acclaimed Gale resources: General OneFile, Academic OneFile, Popular Magazines, Health Reference Center Academic, Business & Company Resource Center and the Student Resource Center products, among others. Full-text for current issues is available without embargo for current InfoTrac subscribers beginning today.

ProQuest Maintenance: August 16

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on August 16, 2008. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, August 17, 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 tsupport@proquest.com.

The following products will be affected during this window:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Genealogy and local history products including Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries and Digital Sanborn Maps

  • UMI products including online dissertation products

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