November 2010 Archives

New Gale Admin Site Coming Soon

from Gale:

The much awaited GALE ITConfig replacement is getting rolled out over the next few months. E-mails begin to go out the first week in December. You will now be able to:

  • Customize and personalize settings
  • Access up-to-date usage statistics
  • Manage individual product preferences
  • Control authentication, including passwords, IP addresses, remote authentication, barcode authorization and referring URL
  • And more!

Member libraries will receive an e-mail to a landing page where they can get more information on the new utility and their login credentials.

Oxford Journals Trial

CPERS is now offering an Oxford Journals package.

Title coverage is from 1996 through 2011 and is subscription only.

Try Oxford Journals now.

Username: minitex01
Password: minitex100

For a list of titles available in the 2010 full collection please click on the link below:

For pricing or questions, please contact CPERS.

OCLC Research Launches YouTube Channel

View "OCLC Research Shorts" produced by staff from the laboratories of OCLC Research that feature current work or recent findings on the new OCLC Research YouTube Channel.

Three videos are currently available:

  1. Born Digital, which asks the question, "What does 'born digital' mean to you?" and provides some thoughtful answers.

  2. Roy's Treehouse #1: Up in the Clouds, in which Roy Tennant provides a quick example of how cloud computing can make you more effective.

  3. Greening ILL Practices, which provides an overview of green packaging and shipping practices covered in the OCLC Research report.

Springer eBooks offer to Minitex Libraries: Webinar

Minitex is considering offering Springer eBooks. Attend this webinar tomorrow to see a demo of Springer eBooks:

Topic: Springer eBooks and Minitex
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Time: 11:00 am, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)
Meeting Number: 749 036 097
Meeting Password: Springer

To join the online meeting
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: Springer
4. Click "Join Now".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the teleconference only
Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:
Call-in toll-free number (Verizon): 1-866-780-9216 (US)
Call-in number (Verizon): 1-210-795-0469 (US)
Show global numbers:
Attendee access code: 498 876 7

For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Elsevier SciVerse Applications offers new discovery tools

from Elsevier:

In the next few weeks, SciVerse Applications will launch its beta phase. Although your institution may not be participating in the limited release, we want to keep you fully informed about the platform and its sample applications. These will be available to your institution when SciVerse Applications opens to all in the first quarter of 2011.

At SciVerse Applications, users will find a constantly expanding gallery of applications that will accelerate scientific discovery. The initial applications are examples of the platform's potential to help researchers collaborate, search, manage and analyze information. As SciVerse grows, so too will the number and variety of applications.

To learn more, watch the brief SciVerse Applications video.

Remember, at SciVerse Applications, users can not only search for and share applications, they can also collaborate with other researchers and developers to create new free or fee-based applications.

Discover the new applications coming soon.

New ProQuest Platform | Webinar Training

from ProQuest

Great news! New ProQuest platform webinars are now available--and they're a great way for you, your staff, and your users to become familiar with the all-new ProQuest platform.

We encourage you to sign up for the Introduction to the New ProQuest Platform webinar on Thursday, November 18, Friday, November 19, Monday, November 22, or on Tuesday, November 30 to see a live, online demonstration of just how easy it is to search, find, use, and share information--within and across resources from ProQuest. Once you attend this session, we think you'll agree that the ProQuest platform is simply the best search and discovery experience in the industry!

In just 60 minutes, this session covers different ways to search and how it's easy to preview documents, work with results, cite, export, tag, and share findings--including using exciting social networking capabilities, My Research features, and set up alerts. Our trainers will also address your questions, and let you know how to access support, including tutorials, help pages, and more.

Take just a second to sign up for a webinar now--and hit the ground running once you begin your preview in the weeks ahead.

Additional webinars are available, and more information is on its way regarding your preview. Click here for a complete listing of training webinars for the all-new ProQuest platform. And, if you haven't done so already, check out our new demo too.

See the new ProQuest platform demo

from ProQuest:

People like you helped to shape the look and feel of the all-new ProQuest platform by way of extensive focus groups and usability studies worldwide. You've also asked us for tools to help you maximize usage of the unparalleled electronic resources your institution subscribes to from ProQuest.

We recently created a demo of the new platform which is now available to help create awareness about the exciting features and functionality inside. Share this demo with your colleagues and even link to it when conducting instructional classes with your staff and end users to encourage exploration and discovery.

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The EBSCO A-to-Z ® Administrator Site will be unavailable beginning on Friday, 19 November 2010 at 8:00 PM until Sunday, 21 November at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (20 November 01:00 until 22 November 00:00 GMT) to allow for necessary maintenance.

Questions? Contact EBSCO Customer Satisfaction. Phone: (800) 758-5995, option 2 (U.S.A. and Canada), 00-800-3272-6000 (International Toll-Free), +1-978-356-6500, option 6 (International Toll). Support is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Email:

ScienceDirect and Scopus scheduled outage

from Elsevier:

Dear Customer,

As previously mentioned, please note that we have a scheduled outage this weekend which will affect the Admin Tool along with the following SciVerse products:

  • ScienceDirect

  • Scopus

  • Hub

  • Journals Consult

The products and services mentioned above are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 9 hours on Saturday, November 13th due to scheduled upgrades.

Down time by region is expected to be as follows

  • U.S. Eastern Standard Time (EST): 7:30AM EST - 4:30PM EST

  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 12:30PM GMT - 9:30PM GMT

  • Singapore Time (SGT): 8:30PM SGT, November 13 - 5:30AM SGT, November 14

We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve your Elsevier products.

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