March 2011 Archives

from H.W. Wilson:

As always, Oscar winners and nominees are well represented in Cinema Image Gallery, with more than 300 images in total from the ten movies nominated in the Best Picture Category--including 30 images from big winner The King's Speech alone--and detailed indexing of 9 awards categories. This update is part of our most recent expansion, which adds a total of 6,598 images to this comprehensive and wide-ranging database.

from H.W. Wilson:

Since March 1, Omnifile has been expanded to include full-text coverage of an additional 156 journals. Of these, 92 are completely new to WilsonWeb and Omnifile; the rest are already indexed, but are now available with full text. In all, this addition brings more than 100,000 articles to Omnifile across the various disciplines the database encompasses.

OED REMINDER: Site URL changes after March 31, 2011

from Oxford University Press:

OED REMINDER: www.dictionary.oed.com comes down on March 31, 2011

As a reminder, the OED Online site at www.dictionary.oed.com will be taken down permanently as of March 31, 2011.

Beginning on April 1, 2011, anyone accessing the OED Online through the url www.dictionary.oed.com will automatically be redirected to the new site at www.oed.com. For any questions regarding this email, please click here.

The sooner your users begin to connect via the new OED Online site at www.oed.com , the sooner you can receive accurate, COUNTER-compliant usage statistics. To find out more about COUNTER-compliant statistics, please refer to the email here.

Please feel free to contact us at oxfordonline@oup.com if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Oxford University Press

from H.W. Wilson:

The MLA International Bibliography, a premier scholarly tool for the study and teaching of language and literature, will soon be available on WilsonWeb, H.W. Wilson's acclaimed reference database platform. WilsonWeb access to the MLA International Bibliography builds on the value of the database, adding precise and versatile WilsonWeb searching, links to an abundance of full text, seamless simultaneous searching with other outstanding WilsonWeb resources, plus popular WilsonWeb research tools, such as the "My WilsonWeb" individual user accounts. The database will debut on WilsonWeb in Summer 2011.

With more than 2.3 million records, The MLA International Bibliography is today's most comprehensive subject index of publications on modern languages, literatures, folklore, film, and linguistics. Compiled by MLA's Bibliographic Information Services staff with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing scholar-bibliographers in the U.S. and abroad, the MLA International Bibliography indexes over 70,000 books and e-books, book chapters, dissertation abstracts, Web sites and print and e-journal articles annually. Retrospective indexing reaches back as far as 1926.

Links to full-text articles available through several publishers including JSTOR, Project Muse and ACLS Humanities E-Book, add convenience for subscribers. Since 2004, the MLA International Bibliography has also provided DOIs (digital object identifiers) to publications registered with Cross-Ref. DOIs help users and libraries with subscriptions to access full text from a large number of publishers. On WilsonWeb, the MLA International Bibliography will also include links to full-text content available on WilsonWeb full text databases, for dual subscribers.

UPCC e-Book Collections Coming Soon to Project MUSE

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE recently announced an exciting new partnership with the University Press e-Book Consortium (UPeC), to launch UPCC e-Book Collections, powered by Project MUSE. UPCC, the University Press Content Consortium, is expected to offer thousands of digital books from a significant number of major university presses and related scholarly publishers. This new initiative will supplant MUSE's previously-announced Project MUSE Editions e-book program, resulting in some changes to MUSE's e-book offering. Project MUSE is thrilled to be expanding its program through this partnership, and is confident the UPCC Collections will offer libraries, researchers, and students a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, on a platform that enhances discovery and provides easy use.

What's new about the UPCC e-Book Collections on MUSE:

  • The collections will launch in January 2012, rather than the previously announced date of July 1, 2011. The extra time will allow for contract arrangements with additional publishers, and the production of many more books for the initial offering.
  • Collections will be sold in full calendar-year packages, rather than six-month bundles.
  • Along with upcoming frontlist books, many books published in 2010 and 2011 will be available immediately in January 2012. Comprehensive and subject-based collections will be available for each year, and very special pricing will be available for bundles of books from all three years!
  • Partial title lists will be available for the upcoming calendar year's collections, along with a guaranteed number of titles to be delivered. Flexibility in collection development for the UPCC collections allows for delivery of more books at reasonable cost.
  • Archival collections of backlist titles are also being developed, and will be offered at attractive prices, allowing access to these important books in MUSE's integrated research environment with our library-friendly terms.
  • Details on purchase options and prices will be announced no later than October 1, 2011. MUSE will provide updates on participating publishers and estimated numbers of books throughout this year as information becomes available.
  • A beta platform including sample book content, and a new integrated search interface, will launch late this summer. The beta will run in parallel to the current MUSE site, for review and feedback, until the launch of the UPCC Collections in January 2012.

What's not changing about MUSE's e-book offering:

  • Books in the UPCC Collections will be fully integrated on the MUSE platform: users will be able to search across combined book and journal content, or limit searches by content type.
  • Digital books will be released electronically at the same time the print book is released.
  • Books will be from not-for-profit organizations with rigorous peer-review and editorial processes.
  • Unlimited simultaneous usage of book content will be allowed, with no DRM and no restrictions on printing or downloading.
  • Books will be in PDF format.
  • Books will be searchable and retrievable to the chapter level.
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics will be available.
  • Free MARC records will be provided for all books.

The complete announcement of MUSE's new partnership with the UPeC group may be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/new/ebook_collections.html.

For more details about how books will be integrated into the MUSE platform, please see the FAQ about MUSE/UPCC books, http://muse.jhu.edu/about/muse/faq_books.html.

Preview eBooks on EBSCOhost Today

from EBSCO:

We have exciting news: you now have access to a preview of the integration of eBooks on EBSCOhost, providing eBooks and EBSCO databases from a single source - EBSCOhost, the most-used interface in libraries worldwide.

As a subscriber of EBSCOhost and the newly-named eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary), you can link to the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost in either of the following ways:

These key features of eBooks on EBSCOhost will enable you to:

  • View the Table of Contents directly from the Result List and Detail Record
  • Browse by subject, genre, etc.
  • Enjoy the rich Result List with evaluative data
  • Use the "search-within functionality" to search for specific terms within a book (a search will yield a list of hyperlinked pages)
  • Examine documents more closely using the enhanced viewer
  • Choose your checkout time when downloading eBooks, from a drop-down list with options such as one day, two days, etc. (if enabled by the library administrator)
  • Libraries that have downloads enabled can view downloaded, checked-out books in the folder, including the amount of time left on active check-outs
  • Libraries that have holds enabled can place holds on books that are in use by other patrons and will receive an email notification when it becomes available.
  • Create and print your notes while viewing and reading eBooks, and save them for reference in your my EBSCOhost folder.
  • Note: All pages being printed or emailed will include the EBSCOhost watermark, copyright information, and citation information, and can be printed by chapter or section.

We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to become familiar with eBooks on EBSCOhost. You will be notified once the final integration has been completed and in the meantime, we encourage you to provide your feedback on eBooks on EBSCOhost by taking our survey http://support.epnet.com/contact/surveys/index.php?sid=55897&lang=en .

Some notes about the use of this preview:

  • Changes to your collection will not be reflected within the preview environment and usage will not be tracked during the preview period.
  • My EBSCOhost folder users must create a new and unique account for preview period use only. Information stored, including username, password and eBook information, will be deleted once the preview ends, or in about three months.
  • Activity in this preview environment will not impact/affect your current live NetLibrary account, e.g., checkouts in the preview environment will not count as checkouts in the live NetLibrary environment.

Please visit EBSCO's Support Site (http://support.epnet.com) to sign up for free, online training on how to get the most from your eBooks on EBSCOhost preview, and to learn about all of EBSCO's products. Don't miss the special eBooks Preview section of the NetLibrary Support Center, available here: http://support.ebsco.com/netlibrary/eBook_preview.php. You may also communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Online Support Form.

SAGE Feedback Interview

from SAGE

In the recent past, you have participated in online feedback forums with me or other members of the SAGE Online Product Development team. As we ramp up our user-centered design of innovative online products, we are grateful for our partnership with you that enables quality online research services to global academic communities.

I would like to invite you to a new installment of our feedback interview series. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

A diverse group of librarians, authors, editors, and researchers worldwide will collaborate in shaping a series of enhancements that will provide new options for users to cross-search and navigate between SAGE's journals and books platforms. We would specifically like to review online products currently in our marketplace, either offering single-platform solutions or stand-alone sites, and solicit your input on the quality of their service to your institution.

If this topic does not apply to your area of interest or expertise, please share this invitation with colleagues.

If you would like to join an upcoming session, please review the schedule below and reply to Lettie Conrad with your availability:

  • Friday, March 25th at 11 am PT / 2 pm EST
  • Monday, March 28th at 1 pm PT / 4 pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 29th at 7 am PST / 10 am EST
  • Tuesday, March 29th at 9 am PST / 11 am EST
  • Wednesday, March 30th at 9am PST / 11 am EST
  • Wednesday, March 30th at 10 am PST / 12 pm EST

I'm also open to a new time of your suggestion. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Lettie Y Conrad
Online Product Manager
SAGE Publications Inc
Lettie.Conrad@sagepub.com

Six New Taylor & Francis eBook Collections for Libraries

from Taylor & Francis

We are very proud to introduce six brand new, cutting-edge eFocus collections, taking the grand total up to 17.

All of the collections include a cross-section of materials including reference works, overviews, and original research to provide a wealth of material for a wide range of users.

eFocus now covers the following diverse subject areas:

Ethics - includes book length studies of ethical issues in diverse areas and extends beyond contemporary and western contexts, with titles on Ancient, Asian, and Islamic ethics

The Internet, Culture and Society - the internet has proved a technology with almost unprecedented impact on culture and society. This collection assesses this impact from the perspective of eighteen different academic disciplines

Postcolonialism - this invaluable resource offers a range of perspectives on postcolonialism from across the humanities and social sciences

Race and Ethnicity - this exciting resource offers access to important and wide ranging contributions to the study of race taking in cultural, social, political, legal and economic aspects of the subject.

Sexuality Studies - this collection both charts the growth of this area and provides material relevant to a wide cross section of courses

Urban Studies - a wide range of issues are addressed including cities and culture; sustainability and climate change; race, class and gender in the city; gentrification and urban change.

These six new collections add to the following existing collections:
Development Studies, China, The Environment, Gender , Globalization, Human Rights, Islam, Korea, Medieval Studies, Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science, Social and Cultural Theory

ProQuest Maintenance Window - March 19, 2011

sent from ProQuest (3/18):

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on March 19, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 22:00 EST to Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10:00 EST. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ProQuest platform products (including the new platform), ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Chadwyck-Healey products such as Literature Online, Periodicals Archive Online, and Early English Books Online
  • CSA Illumina products such as CSA Technology Research Database, Illustrata: Natural Sciences, and CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • Genealogy and local history products including African American Heritage, Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, Historic Map Works Library Edition, ProQuest Obituaries and Digital Sanborn Maps
  • K-12 products, including eLibrary and SIRS
  • UMI products including ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation products

Renew Your E-resources Online with Minitex MyLibrary

Set-up a MyLibrary account with Minitex, and you can renew your electronic resources online. Through your MyLibrary account you will be able to review upcoming renewals, choose payment options, and view your online renewal history.

To set-up a MyLibrary account, visit https://www.minitex.umn.edu/myLibrary/

We've just begun rolling out this functionality; therefore, you may not see all of your e-resources right now. When CPERS staff enters renewal pricing into your account, you will receive an email instructing you to check your MyLibrary account.

If you have questions about MyLibrary, please feel free to contact us at any time.

New Features Added to NoveList

from EBSCO:

Last week we released an update to the new NoveList. We are really excited about the additions that have been made and hope you will be as well.

  • We're always open to suggestions from our users and now we've made it even easier for you to give us feedback on our recommendations. In order to make even better recommendations, we have included an "Agree with Recommendation?" feature in the NoveList Also Recommends section of title, author, and series pages.
  • We know how important it is to find up-to-date awards quickly and easily. With the new Awards page, recent and popular awards are highlighted and other awards are broken down by genre to help save you time.

If you'd like more information about the features of this release, click here.

NoveList has also just revamped the NoveList Support Center to now include support, training and promotional materials for all of the NoveList products. You can always find the most up-to-date support information on all the parts of the NoveList Complete solution by visiting http://support.ebscohost.com/novelist/.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at novelist@ebscohost.com.

from Project MUSE:

Two major university press e-book initiatives -- Project MUSE Editions (PME) and the University Press e-book Consortium (UPeC) -- have joined forces. The result of this merger --the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) -- will launch January 1, 2012.

"This is a great moment," said Kathleen Keane, director of the Johns Hopkins University Press, home of Project MUSE. "By bringing these two initiatives together, we have taken a major step forward to ensure the ongoing viability of university presses."

The partnership allows e-books from an anticipated 60-70 university presses and non-profit scholarly presses -- representing as many as 30,000 frontlist and backlist titles -- to be discovered and searched in an integrated environment with content from nearly 500 journals currently on MUSE.

Minitex is now offering Oxford Journals, specifically, a package that includes the 2011 Humanities and Mathematics/Physical Sciences subject collections.

Trials to the Humanities and Mathematics/Physical Sciences journals can be accessed with a username/password of minitex01/minitex100.

Access is via a yearly subscription and content coverage is 1996 through 2011. Perpetual access for all the content published in the year of the subscription is included in the offer.

Please contact CPERS for pricing or the Oxford Journals rep Belinda Hayes for questions about content.

eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology Semester-long Trials

Minitex offers subscriptions to Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) World Cultures/Archaeology; the subscription runs from July through the end of June. The rep is offering semester-long trials:

Dear Member Institutions of the MINITEX consortium:

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), a non-profit research organization at Yale University, would like to invite your institution to a free semester-long trial for its eHRAF World Cultures/Archaeology databases. The eHRAF databases are ideal for research and teaching, especially for those researching either individual societies or conducting cross-cultural studies on particular subjects. Please call Christiane Cunnar (HRAF Member Services) at 203-764-9401 or email to indicate whether you would like a password trial or an IP authenticated trial.

In the past eHRAF World Cultures in microfiche format was considered a primarily "anthropological" resource. However, the electronic format has made eHRAF a truly multi-disciplinary resource. In recent years, an increasing number of faculty and students have used eHRAF for cross-cultural studies in medicine, psychology, sociology, and other disciplines that require an understanding of the world's cultures.

Elsevier SciVerse scheduled outage

from Elsevier:

Dear Customer,

Please note that we have a scheduled outage this weekend that will affect the following SciVerse products:

  • ScienceDirect
  • urnals Consult
  • Scopus
  • Hub

The products and services mentioned above are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 2 hours on Sunday, March 13th due to scheduled maintenance.

Down time by region is expected to be as follows:

  • U.S. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT): 3:00AM EDT - 5:00AM EDT
  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 7:00AM GMT - 9:00AM GMT
  • Singapore Time (SGT): 3:00PM SGT - 5:00PM SGT

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

Kind regards,

The Elsevier Team

Renew Your E-resources Online with Minitex MyLibrary

Set-up a MyLibrary account with Minitex, and you can renew your electronic resources online. Through your MyLibrary account you will be able to review upcoming renewals, choose payment options, and view your online renewal history.

To set-up a MyLibrary account, visit https://www.minitex.umn.edu/myLibrary/

We've just begun rolling out this functionality; therefore, you may not see all of your e-resources right now. When CPERS staff enters renewal pricing into your account, you will receive an email instructing you to check your MyLibrary account.

If you have questions about MyLibrary, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf – New Titles Now Available

from OUP:

Oxford is delighted to announce the arrival of two recent resources to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf:

Continuum Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers
Edited by Heiner F. Klemme and Manfred Kuehn
www.continuum-german18cphilosophers.com
The Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers is a massive reference work featuring those eighteenth-century German philosophers, scholars, jurists, literary critics, historians and others whose work has lasting philosophical significance. The century covered in the Dictionary was one of profoundly innovative philosophical investigation, during which enlightenment thinking arrived in Germany and many established conceits were challenged. This activity is covered here in more than 650 alphabetical entries. Each discusses a particular philosopher’s life, contributions to the world of thought, and later influences. Entries also include bibliographical references to encourage further reading.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Edited by Joan Marter
www.oxford-americanart.com
The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public. There are articles on all subject areas in American fine art including: biographies of major artists, architects and patrons, architecture, painting, new media, photography, sculpture, installation art, performance art, new media art, art education, and more.

COMING SOON!

  • Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd Edition

  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, 2nd Edition

For pricing or a trial, please contact CPERS.

ProQuest New Platform Update

from ProQuest

Dear Colleague,

I recently contacted you with some important news regarding our new platform. Keeping all our customers directly informed as they plan or conduct their platform migration is a priority for me, so I will send updates regularly. Today I'm reporting progress on some of the items that I wrote to you about previously as well as on additional content and functionality.

Now available on the new platform:

  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Arizona Republican

Enhanced functionality:

Our goal is to provide the best search and discovery experience - with features that make it quick and easy to find, use, and share relevant content. Feedback from the preview stage and early users is helping us prioritize the enhancements we had planned. Now built into the new platform:

  • ProQuest Deep Indexing has been added to an array of ProQuest databases. Unique to ProQuest and provided as part of subscriptions at no additional cost, ProQuest Deep Indexing allows users to pinpoint critical data in tables and figures. Visit http://www.proquest.com/go/deepindexing for more information.
  • Results load faster with our new approach to displaying thumbnail images on Search Results pages
  • PDF images are optimized so users can see an entire standard-size PDF page without having to scroll within Adobe Reader
  • Articles from our ProQuest Historical Newspapers open at 150% to increase readability
  • Database start pages have more images, bringing context to content for users
  • CSA sub-file linking allows direct linking to components of larger collections in certain instances. Learn more at http://www.proquest.com/go/scitechlinks

The following refinements are currently underway. If any of these are critical to your library's service, I recommend scheduling your migration after you get further word from me on these matters:

  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Athens auto-redirect linking solutions for Athens users. Visit www.proquest.com/go/athensredirect
  • Linking from the ERIC® (Educational Resources Information Center) Index to the full-text content available on the ERIC site
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times with Index
  • One Click® for Illumina databases. For a list of Illumina databases, visit www.proquest.com/go/dbsupported
  • IntelliDocs functionality
  • Linking functionality with linking partners. For information on Innovative Interfaces and Serials Solutions, visit http://www.proquest.com/go/linkingpartners. If you subscribe to Ex Libris SFX, and/or MetaLib, please visit http://support.exlibrisgroup.com

Please remember that during your preview, you and your users have access to both the legacy platform and the new platform--until you click on the "I'm ready to switch" button in the ProQuest Administrator Module.

Renew Your E-resources Online with Minitex MyLibrary

Set-up a MyLibrary account with Minitex, and you can renew your electronic resources online. Through your MyLibrary account you will be able to review upcoming renewals, choose payment options, and view your online renewal history.

To set-up a MyLibrary account, visit https://www.minitex.umn.edu/myLibrary/

We've just begun rolling out this functionality; therefore, you may not see all of your e-resources right now. When CPERS staff enters renewal pricing into your account, you will receive an email instructing you to check your MyLibrary account.

If you have questions about MyLibrary, please feel free to contact us at any time.

from APA:

Librarians:
These sessions below are intended primarily for students. If you know of
students who might find them useful or faculty who could use them with their
classes, please send the message on or post it where it can reach that
audience. And thanks for your help!

Dear Colleagues:
The American Psychological Association is pleased to invite you to attend a
free webinar designed specifically to introduce you to the APA Research
Databases on various vendor platforms. Led by PsycINFO Customer Relations
trainers, these 50-minute sessions are intended for students, faculty, or
library staff unfamiliar with APA databases or who are accessing APA
databases on a platform that is new to them.

Learning Objectives

  • become familiar with the APA research databases and the platform features

  • manage your results

  • create alerts

  • set up personal accounts

  • craft searches that make use of controlled vocabulary and natural language

  • use database fields and limits

Audience
This session is designed primarily for students but is also suitable for
faculty or library staff unfamiliar with APA databases or who are accessing
APA databases on a platform that is new to them.

Schedule and Registration

Webinars are hosted on Adobe Connect and all times listed are Eastern Time.

To register, visit our Webinars registration page for Students and Faculty
at http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars-students.aspx and
click on the link for the session you'd like to attend.

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