September 2010 Archives

Jazz Music Library now includes 850 albums (8,000 tracks) from Blue Note, EMI, Angel Records, Capitol Records, and Vanguard Records.

The new content includes releases by Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Prima, Nigel Kennedy, Bernadette Peters, and more.

Great recordings include:

  • Duke Ellington Live at the Blue Note

  • he Complete Imperial Sessions: Sonny Criss

  • The Rudy van Gelder Edition CDs of Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Walter Davis Jr, Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, and more

  • Benny Green Live at the Village Vanguard

  • David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-1970)

  • The Complete Capitol Recordings of Art Tatum

  • The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Herbie Nichols

  • Kenny Burrell 75th Birthday Bash Live

The other exciting news is that all of the new tracks run at both 192kbps and 320kbps bitrates.

The entire Music Online package now contains:

  • 309,704 tracks

  • 21,973 albums

  • 66,855 pages text reference

  • 21,878 scores (369,844 pages)

  • 426 videos

For trials or pricing, please contact CPERS.

New Britannica Online Academic Edition Interface

from Britannica:

Starting on Monday, September 20 , when you access, you will be sent directly to the new Britannica Online. Among the improvements you'll see:

  • Powerful search capabilities to help users find the content they need. Robust new article pages with related content and rich media integrated within each article
  • An enhanced Workspace for saving content from Britannica in one place that is easy to access and share with others
  • "Suggest Edit" feature that allows users to suggest edits to Britannica articles or create new articles to be considered by Britannica editors for publication
  • "Article History" and "Contributors" features that allow users to track changes to Britannica articles and get recognition for all accepted edits and additions they make to Britannica

Highlights of these improvements are included in this short introductory video: Britannica Video

Please check on September 20 to see these exciting changes. We hope you'll agree that Britannica has made your research better.

E-Book Collections Coming to Project MUSE Platform

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE, a leading provider of humanities and social science periodical content for libraries, is very pleased to announce a new initiative to incorporate scholarly book content into its research platform and product offerings. Beginning next year, e-book collections will be available for purchase alongside MUSE journal collections, with an integrated discovery environment that allows for browsing and searching journal and book content side-by-side.

Project MUSE Renewals and Orders

Minitex is offering a 10% discount off list price on 2011 Project MUSE renewals and orders. For pricing, please see:

The collections offered by Project MUSE are:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection

Please visit our Project MUSE web page for information about the collections or email with any questions. Subscriptions run from January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011.

To place an order or renewal, please complete and submit the following web form by September 30, 2010: Please note: The rates on the 2011 price sheet are list prices and do not include the 10% discount offered by Minitex.

from H.W. Wilson:

Library users can now bring an important part of their library with them wherever they go, with the new WilsonWeb Mobile interface for smart phones and other mobile devices. A free service for WilsonWeb subscribers, WilsonWeb Mobile provides "anytime, anywhere" access to WilsonWeb reference databases, marrying the versatile searching, trusted information, and practical tools for which WilsonWeb is renowned with smart-phone convenience.

New Platform for ScienceDirect and Scopus: Welcome to SciVerse

from Elsevier:

Effective August 28, ScienceDirect, Scopus and the targeted web content from Scirus have been integrated within one platform - SciVerse. Your subscription agreement has not changed, but your institution's research productivity just got better.

(NB: All existing URLs will remain active and there will be no interruption of inward or outward links to your subscribed content.)

Over time, SciVerse will form the core of an ecosystem in which researchers and librarians work with publishers and developers to build collections of applications targeted to the specific interests and workflows of researchers. By combining trusted content with an expanding universe of tools that accelerate search and discovery, SciVerse will increase the value you derive from your subscribed content.

Go to to access the SciVerse platform.

The home page for SciVerse is the new SciVerse Hub beta from which users can access:

  • Search results across ScienceDirect, Scopus and scientific web content, ranked by relevance and without duplication
  • Three free applications that enhance search and discovery for your researchers, allowing them to:
    • Search only the methods/experimental procedures sections of the articles in ScienceDirect
    • See search results in full sentences to help find the right content faster
    • See a list of the most prolific authors for a given search topic

For more information (including answers to frequently asked questions) about SciVerse and the new releases of ScienceDirect and Scopus, please visit

We apologize for any inconvenience caused due to downtime while we make this improvement to your Elsevier products.

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