July 2011 Archives

from ProQuest

The end of the summer is a perfect time to take a break and attend one of our webinars.

Whether this is the first new platform webinar that you're attending or you're attending another one, you'll see how the new ProQuest platform can make life easier--for you and your users. If you've already attended an introductory webinar, why not take just a second now and sign up for a session on advanced searching, My Research, the ProQuest Administrator Module, or Managing Your Migration?

PsycEXTRA: Search for More Kinds of Content

from the APA:

New Document Types in PsycEXTRA

We'd like to announce some exciting new search features available in the
database. We've recently added a number of new document types. For
example, you may now search for dissertations and theses, data, grants,
patents, websites and blogs, audio podcasts (under multimedia), and student
journals, among other new content. Over the next few months we'll take a
closer look at the new content as it is added to the database.

Dissertations and Theses

Let's begin our examination with dissertations and theses. As we've just
begun adding and identifying the content, it will take time to build up the
data. We've started by adding full text from military institutions. Thus, we can
create a search by combining document type dissertations and theses and the
US Navy as content owner. Using "terrorism" as a keyword, we find content
papers from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

Credo's Spotlight on General Health and Wellness

In response to librarian demand, Credo Reference is now offering the General Health and Wellness Collection, a set of titles from SAGE*, Wiley-Blackwell, ASM, Elsevier, Ashgate and ABC-CLIO chosen for their subject relevance, reference quality and academic awards.

From clinical trials to family health and healthcare information systems, this subject collection will help you develop deep coverage for your students and learners in this growing field. The General Health and Wellness Collection also includes the ASM-authorized version of Kucers' The Use of Antibiotics, which extensively covers the treatment of infectious diseases.

Available as a stand-alone option or alongside a subscription to Credo General Reference, all eight Credo Subject Collections are offered as one-time perpetual purchase or an annual subscription. Users experience the collection content as a fully integrated part of the Credo Reference platform. Click here to see a full list of titles in the General Health and Wellness Collection [PDF].

As with all Credo Reference collections, the General Health and Wellness Collection includes free MARC records, unlimited use and no Digital Rights Management (DRM).

For pricing, contact a Credo rep: Bill Mott (MN), Tina Kitchen (SD/ND)

ProQuest Maintenance Window - July 30, 2011 (extended hours)

from ProQuest

Dear ProQuest Customer,

**UPDATE: Please note the updated duration of this maintenance window from 12 hours to 14 hours. An additional two hours are required to complete our scheduled work. Email alerts and RSS feeds set up on the new platform will be unavailable from 9 A.M. Eastern Time on Friday, July 29th through the completion of the maintenance window. We apologize for any inconvenience**

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A fourteen (14) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 12:00 EDT. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • Products on the new ProQuest platform will be unavailable. Access to products from any of our legacy platforms will not be impacted. Click here if you are unsure of what platform you are accessing.

Mango Mobile: Mango Goes Wherever Life Takes You

from Mango:

Mango Mobile Library Edition is a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning wherever your travels take you.

Our free app accesses the Mango Languages courses available through your library, and works just like Mango online. Simply touch the screen to reveal answers and to hear pronunciations by native speakers. You'll learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in each lesson through our methodology, called Intuitive Language Construction™.

For the app to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through your library's website, and an iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad®. Once the app and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an internet connection.

Only lessons which are licensed by your library will be available for download, and the app requires a valid library ID and a Mango account set up through your library's website.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - July 30, 2011

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, July 31, 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:

  • Products on the new ProQuest platform will be unavailable. Access to products from any of our legacy platforms will not be impacted. Click here if you are unsure of what platform you are accessing.

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost - Coming Soon

from EBSCO:

We are pleased to announce that the transition of eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost is nearly complete. Over the coming days, you may notice that when you log in to NetLibrary to access these products you will automatically be forwarded to EBSCOhost.

Over the previous months we have sent Weekly eBooks Updates to outline the important changes this transition will include. If you missed a previous Weekly eBooks Update, please click here to view the archives - http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/tips.php

Please note that the preview period of eBooks on EBSCOhost will be concluded once the transition is complete. You will then be able to access your own collections automatically via EBSCOhost.

In addition, if you are interested in your NetLibrary reports and statistics, please access the Library Resource Center immediately because once the transition is complete, you will no longer be able to do so.

We are pleased to offer extensive, free support and training information. Please see this page to register for training and explore the other helpful information provided.

from ProQuest:

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24, 2011 - Just over five months after acquiring e-book innovator ebrary®, ProQuest launched technology that will link the companies' search platforms, enabling users to discover e-books in the context of their libraries' ProQuest content and use tools from both environments. ProQuest's all-new platform is rolling out in libraries around the world, bringing a flexible technological architecture that allows users to dive deeper into multiple content sources in multiple formats-- wherever that information may reside. With the new connecting technology, one search leads users to ebrary's e-book content that's side-by-side with relevant reports, videos, journal and newspaper articles, and more. One click moves them quickly to the full-text whether it's housed in the ebrary or ProQuest platform..

Read the rest of the ProQuest press release.

ebrary Special Offer extended to July 22

ProQuest has extended the deadline for their special ebrary pricing to July 22.

Also, trial access has been extended: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/minitex/ . Contact Minitex for a user name and password.

ebrary discounts will be based on total combined FTE of subscribing institutions.

If you are interested in adding the 52,000 Academic Complete ebooks to your library, this promotion provides an excellent opportunity at significant savings. Please contact Mike Peters or Orchid Li with any questions.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - July 30, 2011

Dear ProQuest Customer,

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on July 30, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 22:00 EDT to Sunday, July 31, 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:

  • Products on the new ProQuest platform will be unavailable. Access to products from any of our legacy platforms will not be impacted. Click here if you are unsure of what platform you are accessing.

EBSCO A-to-Z, LinkSource Maintenance on 22 July 2011

from EBSCO:

EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance on 22 July 2011 from 11:00 PM until 23 July 2011 at 3:00 AM Eastern Time (23 July, 03:00 - 07:00 GMT). Customers using the following products during this time may experience intermittent interruptions:

  • EBSCO A-to-Z Administrator Site
  • EBSCO A-to-Z Reader Site
  • LinkSource

We apologize for any inconvenience this maintenance causes.

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.

Special pricing brought to you by Minitex and OCLC is only good for a few more days! EasyBib Library Edition builds on the popular citation management service EasyBib.com, and adds features such as library branding, links to the library catalog, locations, hours and more.

Check out what Allie from Portland Community College has to say about EasyBib Library Edition and the benefits to their students and library: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ0j5kRPoTM

Allie's testimonial is just the beginning! The six institutions that participated in the EasyBib Library Edition beta saw increased usage from their students--anywhere from 65 to 100 percent more.

For example, the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University saw a 90 percent increase in EasyBib usage with Library Edition enabled; the Ohio State University saw an 84 percent increase. OSU's EasyBib site was used 10,651 times from Feb. 18th to March 14th compared to 5,787 times during the same period in 2010. Other beta sites report similar increases. Listen to an interview with beta testers at
http://www.oclc.org/easybib/results/.

Your organization will receive a discount when five or more Minitex libraries purchase new subscriptions before July 15, 2011. For more information on the special incentive pricing or for a price quote, please contact OCLC at http://www.oclc.org/easybib/ordering/.

from eBrary:

Dear Librarians:

Just when you thought ebrary's Academic Complete™ couldn't get any bigger, we've added over 16,000 e-books! Our award-winning subscription database now offers unlimited, multi-user access to over 70,000 titles. The newly added selection spans all academic subject areas from Amsterdam University Press, Brill Academic Publishers, MIT Press, National Academies Press, Oxford University Press, University of Minnesota Press, World Scientific, and other leading publishers.

Academic Complete customers enjoy access to new content at no additional cost, along with powerful research technology including InfoTools™, sharable bookshelves, notes and highlights, and much more. With DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast), a complimentary feature that enables you to upload, integrate, and share your own digital content, right from local computers, it is truly the best value in the industry!

» Preview newly added titles
» Preview the entire collection

FREE E-BOOK COLLECTION THROUGH JULY 31st

To celebrate this milestone, any library that subscribes to Academic Complete by July 31 may choose one of the following micro-collections that ebrary will subsidize for two years. The average list price of these micro-collections exceeds US$5,000, and none of the titles will be available in our subscription products during the free access period!

» Preview Fine Arts & Music
» Preview Literary Criticism
» Preview Management
» Preview Reference
» Preview Studying & Teaching
» Preview Sustainability

Please contact Mike Peters or Orchid Li with any questions.

eBrary Trial and Special Offer Extended Until July 22

ProQuest has extended the deadline for their special ebrary pricing to July 22.

Also, trial access has been extended: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/minitex/ . Contact Minitex for a user name and password.

ebrary discounts will be based on total combined FTE of subscribing institutions.

If you are interested in adding the 52,000 Academic Complete ebooks to your library, this promotion provides an excellent opportunity at significant savings. Please contact Mike Peters or Orchid Li with any questions.

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