April 2011 Archives

Project MUSE News: April 2011

UPCC eBooks Coming to MUSE in 2012

Project MUSE recently announced a new partnership with the University Press e-Book Consortium (UPeC) to bring UPCC e-Book Collections to Project MUSE. UPCC, the University Press Content Consortium, will offer peer-reviewed books from university presses and scholarly publishers. University presses offering books via UPCC on MUSE include New York University Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, and University of Texas Press. The digital books will launch on the MUSE platform in January 2012.

Updates and details about the book collections, publishers that will offer books, and background information about the Project MUSE UPeC partnership are all available on the MUSE website.

MUSE will continue to alert institutions to news about collections, pricing and availability of the book collections via this newsletter and email announcements.

Note: this new initiative will supplant MUSE's previously announced Project MUSE Editions e-book program.

from EBSCO:

On 19 April, we mistakenly announced that all sites would be down during this outage; however, we are pleased to confirm that the A-to-Z Reader Site, LinkSource and EJS Reader Sites will be fully functional while we perform this system upgrade. We recognize that these products are heavily used this time of year, so we apologize for any concern our previous announcement may have caused.

Only the following systems will be unavailable beginning on Friday, 29 April 2011 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (30 April, 00:00 GMT) until Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT):

  • EBSCO A-to-Z® Administrator Site
  • EBSCONET®
  • EBSCONET® ERM Essentials®

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: support@ebsco.com.

EBSCO's World Politics Review

from EBSCO:

EBSCO recently launched World Politics Review, a database and accompanying website that allows students, researchers and professionals to better understand and closely follow international relations and foreign affairs.

The World Politics Review database updates daily and contains 3,000+ in-depth articles written by a network of more than 400 subject-matter experts from around the world.

The database is linked to http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com, where additional services are available to help users closely follow today's events occurring around the world. These services include:

  • Media Roundup: A daily compilation of must-read international affairs news from the world's English-language media, also available via e-mail newsletter
  • Leading Indicators: Summaries of news items from the international press that WPR editors believe may indicate a developing trend, or important events to come. These are published throughout the day and available via e-mail newsletter.
  • Trend Lines: Quick-hitting, short-form analyses of topical events, written by editors and contributors, published daily.
  • Video: WPR editors scour the Web for interesting video related to international affairs and post each day.
  • Searchable archive of all Media Roundup news items.

2011-12 LexisNexis renewals due next Friday, April 29

All LexisNexis renewals are due next Friday, April 29.

2011-12 pricing can be found here:
http://minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/LexisNexis/Pricing2011.pdf

The renewal webform can be found here:
https://www.minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/LexisNexis/Renew.aspx

An explanation of the new pricing models can be found on this blogpost:
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/minitex/cpers/2011/04/lexisnexis-2011-2012-renewals.html

Should you have any questions, please contact CPERS

Project MUSE News: UPCC eBook Collections Update

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 51 distinguished scholarly publishers have signed contracts to participate in the forthcoming UPCC eBook Collections, to be offered on the MUSE platform beginning January 1, 2012. UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) collections will offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's full-text scholarly journal content, with library-friendly access and usage terms and affordable tiered pricing.

Among the new publishers joining the initiative are Pennsylvania State University Press, Georgetown University Press, Northwestern University Press, Cork University Press, Hong Kong University Press, University of Texas Press, Vanderbilt University Press, University of Arizona Press, Southern Illinois University Press, and Wilfrid Laurier University Press. The newly confirmed participants bring strengths in indigenous studies, comparative literature, Latin American studies, theater, Irish studies, and Jewish studies, among others, and will supplement anticipated content depth in areas such as literary criticism, policy studies, religion, gender studies, bioethics, and history of medicine and technology.

UPCC eBook Collections will be offered for purchase, with perpetual access rights and unlimited usage, downloading, and printing. Book content will be in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level. By late summer 2011, MUSE will unveil a beta version of a new search interface encompassing both journal and book content, with sophisticated post-search filtering options, running on a parallel platform featuring free sample book content for libraries and users to explore. Pricing and purchase details for the book collections to be released in January will be available no later than October 1.

"Watching the list of participating presses expand, and fielding the enthusiastic inquiries from our library customers, provide confirmation that the MUSE/UPCC model effectively balances the needs of publishers and libraries for sustainable institutional access to scholarly e-books," said Dean Smith, Director, Project MUSE. "With over fifty publishers confirmed, and more than ten others in the final stages of the contract process, we expect to offer the most comprehensive and diverse collection of books spanning the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences."

The complete list of publishers now contracted to participate in UPCC eBook Collections on Project MUSE follows.

from EBSCO:

This week's tip about eBooks on EBSCOhost is about authentication. Effective with the transtition of eBooks from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost , on or near July 1, please note that EZ Proxy single sign on will no longer be an authentication option.

However, EBSCO offers a wide variety of authentication methods, from ID/PW, IP Address, Patron ID, Referring URL, Athens and Shibboleth, etc., any of which can be set up by administrators with access to EBSCOadmin. If you need assistance setting up a new authentication method, please use the support form linked below and we will be happy to help you.

Have a question? Check out the NetLibrary Support Center on EBSCO's Support Site, or drop us a line with your question using the EBSCO Online Support Form.

Missed last week's tip? Review it here: Weekly eBooks Update #1 - Statistics on 4-15-11

ebrary Webinar session information

ebrary is offering a webinar covering general information about their platform and e-resources. See below for webinar information, offered at three different sessions.

Also note that ebrary is included in Minitex Spring Trials:

Please contact cpers for access information to the ebrary trial.
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3 ebrary Webinar(End user session+Admin session combined)
What you need: a computer with speakerphone

Time: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 11:00 am CT
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm CT
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm CT

Follow the instruction below to access each session:

Host: Paul Webb
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Session number: 579 415 319
Session password: Training11

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To join the training session
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1. Go to https://ebrary.webex.com/ebrary/k2/j.php?ED=170842052&UID=1217658662&HMAC=d33e1a99edfdff9b13617c2b11d68ab488de8d4f&RT=MiM0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: Training11
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.


Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Session number: 573 955 101
Session password: Training11

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To join the training session
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1. Go to https://ebrary.webex.com/ebrary/k2/j.php?ED=170843882&UID=1217664582&HMAC=ef9079f5e1d792b3360165df663d1b61653cc494&RT=MiM0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: Training11
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Session number: 576 907 663
Session password: Training11

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To join the training session
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1. Go to https://ebrary.webex.com/ebrary/k2/j.php?ED=170853357&UID=1217693357&HMAC=fb37c4b80ed80d341441b8eed0d73febe03b0312&RT=MiM0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: Training11
4. Click "Join Now".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

EBSCO Scheduled System Upgrades -- 29 April - 1 May 2011

from EBSCO:

EBSCO will be performing upgrades to our data center beginning on Friday, 29 April 2011 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (30 April, 00:00 GMT) until Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time (17:00 GMT). During this time, the following products will be unavailable:

  • EBSCO A-to-Z®
  • LinkSource®
  • EBSCONET®
  • EBSCONET® ERM Essentials®
  • EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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: support@ebsco.com.

Facts on File New Resource: World Religions Online

Facts on File has just released a new e-resource, World Religions Online:

Facts On File's new World Religions Online explores religion and spirituality from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.

Ideal for research and study in the library and classroom, this user-friendly online resource features an easy-to-navigate interface, allowing users to browse core articles by religion. Topic Centers focus on the world's major religions and traditional spiritual practices, such as Judaism and Native American religions, quickly guiding users to important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, holy days, and festivals. A perfect starting point for research, these landing pages also feature a timeline and a fact file on each religion, as well as a video gallery, an image gallery, and a calendar of holidays and observances.

You can trial this new resource via the Minitex Spring Trials page.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - April 16, 2011

from ProQuest:

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on April 16, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 10:00 EDT. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

Hello, LexisNexis Subscribers:

LexisNexis orders are due on Friday, April 29.

Here is 2011-2012 pricing:
http://minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/LexisNexis/Pricing2011.pdf

Here is the webform for submitting orders:
https://www.minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/LexisNexis/Renew.aspx

Below is a detailed explanation of how 2011-12 pricing is calculated.

Should you have any questions, please contact CPERS.

from EBSCO:

We hope that you are enjoying the preview of eBooks on EBSCOhost, and recognize that there is a lot of new information to absorb. To ensure a smooth transition from NetLibrary to eBooks on EBSCOhost, we plan to send you a weekly update every Friday, designed to tell you the most important things you need to know before the final transition from NetLibrary to EBSCOhost takes place on or near July 1.

This week's tip is about your eBooks statistics on NetLibrary. Note that your NetLibrary statistics will NOT be carried over to eBooks on EBSCOhost, which means that you will need to download them before the transition is completed.

EBSCOhost offers a sophisticated array of statistics gathering formats, allowing administrators to pick and choose fields, timeframes and delivery methods using EBSCOadmin.

Have a question? Check out the NetLibrary Support Center on EBSCO's Support Site, or drop us a line with your question using the EBSCO Online Support Form.

Gale Promotions

Gale is currently running the following two promotions.

1. "Get Two Years for the Price of One"

This is a 24-month subscription -- 2011 and 2012. The 2013 renewal will be at the full 2011 -- rather than 2013 -- list price.

2. "Buy One Subscription Resource and Get a Second Subscription Resource for Free for Year 1"

The free subscription must be of equal or lesser value of the resource being purchased.

What's the kicker? Subscribers will renew their free resource at discounted values in years 2, 3 and 4. The renewal price for the free resource will ramp-up, based on 2011 full list price, according to the schedule below.

  • K-12: Yr 2 = 33% of 2011 full list; Yr 3 = 66% of 2011 full list; Yr 4 = 100% of 2011 full list
  • Publics: Yr 2 = 50% of 2011 full list; Yr 3 = 100% of full 2011 list
  • Academic: Yr 2 = 50% of full 2011 list; Yr 3 = 75% of full 2011 list; Yr 4 = 100% of full 2011 list.
  • Special: Yr 2 = 50% of full 2011 list; Yr 3 = 75% of full 2011 list; Yr 4 = 100% of full 2011 list

Rules:

  • Offer valid only on new subs; not eligible for renewals.
  • Cancelling and re-subscribing is not permitted. The customer may not have subscribed to any prospective "new" resource within the immediate past 12 months.
  • EXCLUDES ALL 3rd party titles AND new products (Gale World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean; Business Insights: Global) AS FREE Subscription Choices
  • May not be combined with any other offer (such as the Gale Value Promise)
  • Must commit to order by 6/15/2011

Films on Demand Free Access Offer for New Subscribers

Films on Demand is offering new subscribers free access through August 31, 2011, with a 1-year subscription to either Master Academic Collection or Master Career & Technical Education Collection. Depending on when you subscribe, this could be up to 5 months of free access.

See the Minitex website for access to Spring Trials of both collections.

Contact CPERS for questions or pricing.

E-Resources Spring Trials from Minitex

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

We've added several new trials this week including ProQuest ebrary, a preview of the new NetLibrary interface on EBSCOhost, and Readex Early American Imprints and America's Historical Newspapers.

Access to the trials is available now through May 13, 2011, at http://www.minitex.umn.edu/Electronic/Spring2011.aspx; electronic resources are grouped by theme: Streaming Video and Music; eBooks and Reference; New Interfaces and Resources; Public; and K-12.

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu

ProQuest Maintenance Window - April 16, 2011

from ProQuest:

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on April 16, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 10:00 EDT. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

Advanced Training Webinars from APA - Updated Schedule

from the American Psychological Association:

The American Psychological Association is pleased to invite you to attend a
PsycINFO Webinar.

This 1-hour Advanced Training session details the coverage and selection
practices, reviews the structure of database records, and highlights training
and support material for library instruction. The session covers elements of the
bibliographic citation, controlled vocabulary and indexing, and value-added
fields, such as author affiliation, grant/sponsorship, and tests and measures.

Sample searches show the online thesaurus, author and journal indexes,
natural language or keywords, and fields and limits. Live searching
demonstrates how to build better strategies to find research and develop
exercises for use in bibliographic instruction.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand PsycINFO content and structure

  • Become familiar with PsycINFO record structure and indexing practices

  • Use field values and limits effectively for bibliographic instruction

  • Keep on top of platform updates and search techniques

  • Develop shortcuts for use in instructional materials

Audience

  • This session is ideal for subject specialists, reference librarians, and
    instructors who provide support for the behavioral sciences.

Sessions

  • Advanced PsycINFO Training on ProQuest, Friday, April 8, 2011, 4
    p.m. (Eastern)

  • Advanced PsycINFO Training on OvidSP, Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11
    a.m. (Eastern)

  • Advanced PsycINFO Training on EBSCOhost, Friday, April 22, 2011, 4
    p.m. (Eastern)

Visit the webinar training for librarians' page at
http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/training/webinars-librarians.aspx and click
on the session you would like to attend to register. (If you have problems with
the link, please cut-and-paste the URL into your browser.)

Please e-mail any questions or comments to psycinfowebinars@apa.org
with "Webinar" in the subject line

ProQuest Platform Training Webinars--Live & Recorded

from ProQuest:

Whether you're a current customer migrating to the new ProQuest platform or a new customer, you'll want to take advantage of our complimentary training webinars--and see all that the new ProQuest platform has to offer.

If you have attended a session, why not sign up for another webinar?

See all of the live and recorded sessions that are available.

Check out these recorded webinars if you can't attend the scheduled webinars:

Live and recorded sessions in more languages are available. To request on-site or online training for the new ProQuest platform or ProQuest databases, please email our dedicated training team.

Be sure to also check out our platform demo and the continuously-updated list of databases on the new platform--and share these with your coworkers and users.

Our popular webinars are an easy way for you, your staff, and your users to become familiar with all that the new platform offers.

EBSCO A-to-Z®: Overlap Analysis Upgrades

from EBSCO:

Over the past weekend we completed a project that upgraded the computers that run Overlap Analysis. The result of this project allows Overlap Analysis reports to run more efficiently and faster--even for larger collections!

Overlap Analysis is a tool to help you identify areas of overlap in your EBSCO A-to-Z collection. Using the My Collection report, you can discover any overlap (duplicate journals and duplicate coverage) in your collection. Using the My Potential Collection report, you can preview the affect adding or removing packages may have on the amount of overlap in your existing collection, or compare the overlap between selected packages. See the Overlap Analysis Help page within A-to-Z Administrator for more in depth information regarding these two reports.

Note: These reports are intended for informational use only. Because the data used in the Overlap Analysis Report is obtained from several vendor sources (not all sources provide equal data), we recommend contacting the vendors in question to clarify the overlap before making collection development decisions.

Minitex CPERS Spring 2011 Trials

Now through May 13, Minitex is highlighting streaming video, ebooks, new interfaces, public library, and K-12 library e-resources during our Spring 2011 trial period.

Try out a new e-resource! Visit the Spring 2011 Electronic Resources Trial web site for e-resource descriptions, trial access information, and contact information.

New Wilson Express Live Online Training

from H.W. Wilson:

Attend a mini-session and in 30 minutes be introduced to the next generation of WilsonWeb. All events are Eastern Standard Time.

  • OmniFile Full Text
  • Art Suite - Image Databases
  • Current Issues
  • WilsonWeb Retrospective Collection
  • WilsonWeb Mobile

Register at www.hwwilson.com/training

OmniFile Full Text
Tuesday, April 5 - 3 pm

An essential resource for libraries, OmniFile Full Text Select provides precise indexing to more than 2,900 core full-text journals in the arts, business, education, humanities, law, and science. Come see why researchers, educators, and scholars count on OmniFile for all of their informational needs.

Art Suite - Image Databases
Wednesday, April 6 - 11 am

More than 1,600 images have been added to Art Museum Image Gallery from the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection. Soon other Library of Congress collections will be added. Also, in time for awards season, Wilson has updated Cinema Image Gallery with 6,500 new images from 1,200 movies and television shows, including more than 450 movies new to the database, and with the nominee information for the 2011 Academy Awards. I'll talk about enhancements to the Wilson Image Databases in this 30 minute session.

Current Issues
Thursday, April 7 - 3 pm

Inspired by our award-winning Reference Shelf print series, the Current Issues suite provides editor-selected information, compiled by Wilson editors, on a variety of topical subjects. These resources are fun to use for younger researchers and can be accessed on smartphones via WilsonWeb Mobile.

WilsonWeb Retrospective Collection
Tuesday, April 12 - 11 am

The H.W. Wilson Company has published indexes of periodicals continuously since 1901. Thanks to our digitization of this material, you can now search the acclaimed Wilson indexes back to their inception on WilsonWeb. In this session, a tour of the WilsonWeb Retrospective Collection is provided, with emphasis on its subject coverage, its contents as a historical record for the 20th century, and on the collection-linking options available to subscribers.

WilsonWeb Mobile
Wednesday, April 13 - 3 pm

The H.W. Wilson Company has developed WilsonWeb Mobile for users of its databases. The need for this new smartphone interface is driven by a generation of users that are becoming more dependent upon handheld devices for their communication needs. In this session, we will review WilsonWeb Mobile and discuss how to customize it for your library.

EBSCO A-to-Z Reader Site: Intermittent Issues

from EBSCO:

Customer Satisfaction has received reports that some customers are experiencing intermittent issues with the EBSCO A-to-Z® Reader Site. Our technical team is working on this issue as their highest priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

from Oxford University Press:

The old OED Online site at www.dictionary.oed.com was taken down permanently on March 31, 2011.

Beginning today, anyone accessing the OED Online through the old url dictionary.oed.com will automatically be redirected to the new site at www.oed.com.

For frequently asked questions regarding the new OED Online site, please click here.

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

from Credo:

Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services have signed an agreement to expand their partnership. Thirteen key reference titles from Elsevier will be offered as part of the recently announced Credo Reference Subject Collections.

The following well-respected and award-winning titles from Elsevier will now be available in Credo Reference Subject Collections:

  • Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 3 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 5 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Ecology, 5 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences 2nd Edition, 6 vols. (Choice Outstanding Academic Title)
  • International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
  • International Encyclopedia of Education, 8 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Psychotherapy, 2 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, 4 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders
  • Encyclopedia of Microbiology
  • Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language
  • International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 6 vols. (Choice Outstanding Academic Title)

These titles will be available in four of the new Subject Collections covering Education, General Health and Wellness, Environmental Studies and Psychology. Subject Collections are available standalone or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference.

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