October 2009 Archives

Check out the Fall E-Resources Trials: October 1-31, 2009

Twice a year, Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS) spotlights e-resources that we've just started offering (Credo Reference; HAPI: Hispanic Articles Periodical Index; Marshall Cavendish); e-resources that are a group subscription (MLA, Philosopher's Index); new e-resources (Alexander Street Press American History in Video, EBSCO Footnote); e-resources that have been revamped with a new interface or new content; or e-resources that librarians have brought to our attention. Try out a new e-resource! Visit the CPERS Fall Trials Web site for product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

from Facts on File:

Facts on File and Films for the Humanities and Sciences are proud to present our comprehensive new Curriculum Video on Demand subscription collection, a compilation of Films for Humanites and Science's best high-school-level video content spanning the following core subject areas:

  • Business

  • Health and Nutrition

  • Literature and Language Arts

  • Science and Mathematics

  • Social Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

Facts on File is offering a free sneak peek for the rest of October:

username: cvod
password: video

Note the new scheduled system downtime (date is the same).

from Serials Solutions:

Dear Serials Solutions Customer,

I apologize for the inconvenience this maintenance window has caused. Our original schedule was in direct conflict with our clients in Asia Pacific and in the Southern Hemisphere, where they are finishing up their school years. In an attempt to accommodate this our subsequent schedule had notable impact on North American customers. In light of this, we have forced our provider to open a new window to better minimize the effect on all our global customers.

The new window is scheduled to upgrade our systems on Saturday, October 24, from 12:01 am PDT (Saturday, October 24, from 0701 GMT). As a result of this upgrade, all services (Serials Solutions 360 services, Client Center, Ulrich's, and Summon) may become unavailable. Our work will be completed in 2 hours. After the work is performed IP addresses are spawned across the world by network providers and services will return as networks are updated. Since network providers vary in their responsiveness we wanted to alert you to a worst case outage of 4 additional hours for a total of 6 hours. I believe your window of downtime will be much less, probably 2 to 3 hours total.

Serials Solutions System Downtime October 24

from Serials Solutions

We are scheduled to upgrade our systems on Saturday October 24, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT (Saturday, October 24, from 1600 - 2200 GMT). As a result of this upgrade, all services (Serials Solutions 360 services, Client Center, Ulrich's, and Summon) may be unavailable for this period of time.

Please subscribe to the Support Center's Product-Release & Service Announcement to stay updated on scheduled maintenance and system downtimes.

Credo Reference Is Adding MARC Records to WorldCat

from OCLC:

Credo Reference is a full-text online reference service. The Credo Reference collection includes over three million entries from hundreds of well-regarded titles from over 70 of the world's best reference publishers. Credo's collection is intelligently integrated with millions of cross-references and contains a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to accountancy, science to Shakespeare and law to literature plus dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases. The records being added to WorldCat represent the ebooks that are part of Credo's collection.

When a record for a title from Credo Reference (OCLC symbol CREDO) is added or matched to WorldCat, a 938 field is added to the MARC record that contains the vendor code CRED. This code is indexed; vendor records are searchable in Connexion using the vendor index (Vendor (vn:) in the dropdown menu). Some examples of the records added to WorldCat from Credo Reference are OCLC numbers: #436848185, #437303088. Some examples of records matched in WorldCat are OCLC numbers: #428818194, #246969140

For information about Credo Reference, see their web site at: http://www.credoreference.com

For a list of all partners contributing records through the Vendor Record Contribution Program, see:
http://www.oclc.org/partnerships/material/contribution/technical/default.htm

Palgrave Connect eBooks Webinar

Due to an error with the RSVP email address, Palgrave is offering the Connect eBooks Webinar a second time. If you registered for the previous webinar offered in September, please register again for the October webinar. If you haven't registered before, here's an opportunity to do so.
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Minitex is now offering Palgrave Connect eBooks for purchase. Join an online training session to learn all about Palgrave Connect, the multi-disciplinary platform that contains over 4,000 eBooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Topic: Palgrave Connect (via WebEx)
Host: Denise De La Rosa
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM, Central Time

To register email: librarianconnect@palgrave-usa.com by October 26, 2009. Please include the following in your RSVP:

Name:
Organization:
eMail address:

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You will receive a confirmation email with simple instructions for joining the meeting once you register.

In this Webinar, you will learn about:

Palgrave's unique offering to MINITEX!

Palgrave commitment to growing online content across 8 subject collections including:

* More than 4,000 eBooks already online

* Guaranteed to grow with 600 new titles each year

* Flexible Ownership Business Models

* Fully integrated in your library catalogue with MARC 21 records available

* Easy to download Usage statistics

How Connect can help students take the search out of research.

Two OUP Authors Win the Nobel Prize for Economics

Oxford University Press congratulates Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, who both won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for their work demonstrating that community institutions often find ways to mutually resolve problems that arise from free-market competition. Ostrom is the first woman ever to win the prize. Works by both of these Nobel Laureates are published by OUP and are also available through Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford Handbooks Online.

Elinor Ostrom, a professor of political science at Indiana University, was cited "for her analysis of economics governance, especially the commons." Her work shows that communities often manage common property better on their own, without the regulation of central authorities.

Oliver E. Williamson, a professor in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, was cited "for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm." His work examines why large corporations arise, and found that "when market competition is limited, firms are better suited for conflict resolution than markets."

MLA International Bibliography and Philosopher's Index Trials

It's time to start the renewal/subscription process for these two resources, which both have January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010 subscription periods.

These resources are available on the EBSCO and ProQuest platforms. CPERS currently has trials of both resources on both platforms available here: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/cpers/electronic/fall2009.aspx. Please take advantage of these trials, which run through October, to compare the two options.

Toward the end of October, we will contact current subscribers and ask you to let us know which product(s) and platform(s) you would like pricing for.

If you have any questions or are interested in starting a subscription to one of these resources, please feel free to contact Anne Hatinen.

Fall E-Resources Trials: October 1-31, 2009

Twice a year, Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS) spotlights e-resources that we've just started offering (Credo Reference; HAPI: Hispanic Articles Periodical Index; Marshall Cavendish); e-resources that are a group subscription (MLA, Philosopher's Index); new e-resources (Alexander Street Press American History in Video, EBSCO Footnote); e-resources that have been revamped with a new interface or new content; or e-resources that librarians have brought to our attention. Try out a new e-resource! Visit the CPERS Fall Trials Web site for product descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

WilsonWeb's Art Full Text Expands

from Wilson:

Wilson's lauded Art Full Text database now features coverage of 63 additional journals (46 of them in full text), expanding user access to research in important art-related subjects such as history, cultural studies, and art education. Full-text biographical profiles have also been added--rich, narrative life stories of more than 6,000 important artists (and growing). New WilsonWeb tools also make using Art Full Text easier and more productive, including electronic translation of articles from English into 11 languages, translations of foreign-language articles into English, the ReadSpeaker text-to-speech converter, and "My WilsonWeb" space for storing searches, results, and notes.

Gale Provides Free Access to H1N1 Information

from Gale:

Gale is providing free access to Global Issues in Context and dozens of eBooks from the Gale Virtual Reference Library in an effort to make reliable information regarding the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, available. Librarians can install a free widget - found at www.gale.cengage.com/flu/ to their homepage, Facebook page or blog through Oct. 31, 2009.

EBSCO Makes Evidence-Based Flu Resources Freely Available

from EBSCO:

Concerns about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season have people on alert and the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) are responding by making the latest evidence-based flu-related information available for free.

The site (www.ebscohost.com/flu) will provide evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed™ and Nursing Reference Center™, EBSCO's clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center™.

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