September 2011 Archives

Alexander Street Press Nursing Education in Video is Live

Alexander Street Press has launched Nursing Education in Video.

Alexander Street Press has partnered with Medcom-Trainex, one of the largest providers of nursing education video programs worldwide, to produce this highly anticipated collection. The collection includes 260 videos at launch and will grow to 300 titles.

Nursing Education in Video gives faculty and students 24-7 access to Medcom's library of training programs in streaming video, combined with the search power and advanced functionality that Alexander Street's video collections are known for. Already widely used in nursing courses and hospitals, Medcom videos have won more than 50 major awards for excellence, including the prestigious Emmy award. As a single, cross-searchable collection, Nursing Education in Video covers the fundamentals of nurse training as well as advanced topics.

Subject areas and sample titles include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: The Nervous System; The Muscular System; The Reproductive System

  • Basic Clinical Skills: Admission and Discharge; The Charting Process; Measuring Vital Signs; Administering Medications; Lifting and Moving the Patient

  • Cardiology: EKG Interpretation and Response; Advanced Cardiac Monitoring; CPR: New Guidelines for Healthcare

  • Communications: Nurse-Patient Relationships; Cultural Awareness in Healthcare; The Challenge of Healthcare Literacy

  • Gerontology: A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment; Gerontology: Meeting Mental Health Needs; Recognizing Elder Abuse

  • Infection Control: Standards for Infection Control; Pandemic Influenza; Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR

  • Legal Aspects of Nursing: Nursing Negligence: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Patients; Medication Errors; HIPAA for Healthcare Workers: The Privacy Rule

  • Long Term Care: Resident Assessment: Physical Functioning; Meeting the Diabetes Challenge; Fall Prevention

  • Medication Administration: Parenteral Medication Administration; Heart Medications; Moderate or Procedural Sedation; Case Studies in Medication Error Prevention

  • Nursing Assistant Skills: Transfer and Ambulation; Recognizing Abnormal Signs and Symptoms; Techniques in Bathing

  • Obstetrical Nursing: Labor and Delivery; Electronic Fetal Monitoring; Assisted Delivery and Cesarean Section; Pain Control

  • Pediatrics: Medicating Children; Physical Assessment of a Child; Recognizing Child Abuse

  • Surgical Care: Surgical Wound Care; Closed Suction Wound Drainage, Wound Irrigation, and Specimen Collection

  • Wound Care: Phases of Healing and Types of Wounds; Normal and Impaired Healing; Pressure Ulcers

Oxford Scholarship Online re-launch issues

Following the re-launch of the Oxford Scholarship Online interface and the launch of University Press Scholarship Online, we know that some customers have experienced performance issues with the sites. We wanted to update you on our progress in resolving these matters and assure you that we are taking immediate steps to remedy the issues.

We have listed some of the known issues below; if you are experiencing an issue not listed below, please contact our customer support team at oxfordonline@oup.com and provide a description of the problem. We will post regular progress updates on the site at www.oxfordscholarship.com and encourage you to check back regularly.

  • MARC records download not working and Chapter PDFs downloading repeatedly - this matter is being investigated as a matter of urgency. When MARC records become imminently available, you will notice some performance improvements as they will appear in the 'My Work' section -full instructions on this will be sent shortly.
  • DOI linking and library catalogue linking - we are working to ensure chapter-level DOIs and library catalogue links resolve correctly, and we anticipate that this will be fixed shortly.
  • Access control issues - this matter is being investigated and we will provide updates on the site.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience as we work to resolve these issues. We will provide ongoing information about service continuity until we have resolved all outstanding issues.

Kind regards,

Customer Support - Online Products
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave - 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
oxfordonline@oup.com
Phone: 800.334.4249 ext. 6484
Fax: 212.726.6476

ebrary offer: Free STM and other E-book Micro-Collections

Through December 31, we are excited to offer you a free e-book micro-collection for every US$4,000 spent on any new ebrary product including subscription, perpetual archive, and patron driven acquisition.

Micro-collections will be subsidized by ebrary for two years, and will not be available in our subscription products during that time period. The publisher list price value of many of our micro-collections exceeds US$4,000, providing an instant return on your ebrary investment!

Click on the links below to browse the micro-collections in Title Preview.

Planned downtime for OCLC FirstSearch on September 18

On Sunday, September 18 there will be a scheduled service downtime for FirstSearch from 1:00 a.m. until at least 8:00 a.m. Eastern time (-4 GMT). This temporary service interruption is required so we can upgrade software that supports FirstSearch.

If you have any questions about these events, please don't hesitate to contact Customer Service at 1-800-848-5800 (toll-free, U.S.) or +1-614-793-8682, or send an e-mail to operators@oclc.org.

ACM DL Training Session will take place from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) on September 15th 2011. This training session will provide a general introduction to the ACM Digital Library, its contents, and basic functionality. Depending upon the number of participants on the call, we may have the opportunity to answer specific questions and conduct specific searches to demonstrate the capabilities of the DL platform. The training session will be appropriate for librarians and end users alike.

The following details will enable you to join the meeting:

1. Please join my meeting.
Where: GoToMeeting
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/813463230

Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

United States: +1 (215) 383-1010

Access Code: 813-463-230
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting Password: acmdltraining
Meeting ID: 813-463-230

Due to limited number of 25 participants allowed for this training session, login to the session will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.

H.W. Wilson Database Transition Plan

from EBSCO:

EBSCO has been working diligently to bring all Wilson databases onto the EBSCOhost platform. Our goal is to be able provide a period of "transitional" access where customers of Wilson databases have access via EBSCOhost and via WilsonWeb. As we communicated initially, WilsonWeb will be deactivated as of the end of December 2011, and all access will be via EBSCOhost. Much work continues to go into readying EBSCOhost for the unique features of the Wilson databases. We anticipate that customers will experience "the best of both worlds" as these databases become available on EBSCOhost, with all of the intricate handling expected of the Wilson databases. As each applicable Wilson database becomes available on EBSCOhost, we will notify customers. Any Wilson database that was already available on EBSCOhost prior to the merger will also experience enhancements that will be announced as they become available.

Additionally, while nearly all Wilson databases will become available on EBSCOhost, we have made the decision to discontinue some databases that have more encompassing versions available. In doing so, we will provide automatic upgrades (at no additional cost) to the more encompassing versions for any customer of the discontinued versions. The information available on our support site (http://www.ebscohost.com/wilson) - click on EBSCOhost Transition Plan) has specific detail related to these database upgrades.

Furthermore, there are a few items relating to the transition of Wilson databases to EBSCOhost that should be noted. These relate to topic such as retrieving usage statistics from WilsonWeb before they are no longer accessible, issues related to persistent links, "My WilsonWeb," and authentication, etc. We have developed the following sets of FAQs that will help to provide detail relating to these important topics:

Frequently Asked Questions about H.W. Wilson Databases Transitioning to EBSCOhost
http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5702

Where can I find a list of expected release dates for WilsonWeb products transitioning to EBSCOhost?
htttp://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5726

As mentioned, we will communicate with appropriate customers each time a Wilson database becomes available on EBSCOhost such that customers can immediately utilize the EBSCOhost version.

If you have questions, please contact us via the EBSCO Support site.

Just Released! ABC-CLIO's World Religions, Academic Edition

from ABC-CLIO:

Introducing a highly anticipated addition to our award-winning suite of online solutions...
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  • More than 5,000 entries, with new information being added each week
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  • Review by an editorial board of renowned scholars
  • Overviews of more than 50 religions... as well as atheism, humanism, and agnosticism
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Be Prepared: Speak Like a Pirate Day Is Sept. 19

from Mango:

Ahoy, Scallywags, Pirate Has Come Astern!

Speak Like a Pirate! Mango Pirate is back on your course offering list!

Ahoy, mateys! Be ye ready fer some swashbucklin' and carousin'? Learn the art of pirate parley from a true gentleman o' fortune: the Mango Languages Pirate Language course has risen from the depths o' Davy Jones's Locker ter make a reappearance just in time fer International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) . Ye'll be learnin' the proper way to hail yer cap'n and get the landlubbin' scallywags on board a-sailin' smartly, among other phrases ye'll be needin' on the high seas.

Mango Pirate is back on your course offering list for a limited time! Tell your patrons today so they'll be ready for International Pirate Day September 19!

Learn more about Mango's Pirate Course on our YouTube channel:

Did you know that you can change your Facebook page to read in Pirate?

To turn your Facebook feed into Pirate, click on "Account Settings" in the upper right navigation bar, then click on "Languages > Edit," and scroll down to "English (Pirate) - and automagically your Facebook page is translated into Pirate!

Mango Pirate is now available to library patrons, online and via the Mango Mobile Library Edition iPhone app.

from Elsevier:

Please note on September 10 we will be releasing several new enhancements to the SciVerse platform (more information on these to follow shortly). Therefore, we have a scheduled outage on September 10 which will affect the following products:

  • SciVerse ScienceDirect
  • Journals Consult

The products and services mentioned above are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 11 hours on Saturday, September 10.

from ACM:

ACM DL Training Session will take place from 11:00am (EDT) until 12:00pm (EDT) on September 7th 2011. This training session will provide a general introduction to the ACM Digital Library, its contents, and basic functionality. Depending upon the number of participants on the call, we may have the opportunity to answer specific questions and conduct specific searches to demonstrate the capabilities of the DL platform. The training session will be appropriate for librarians and end users alike.

The following details will enable you to join the meeting:

1. Please join my meeting.

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/join/910178886

Meeting Password: acmdltraining

Meeting ID: 910-178-886


While GoToMeeting does offer integrated web-based audio services, it has been our experience that providing a separate conference call dial-in results in greater call clarity and less time resolving technical issues during the session itself. Please use the following dial-in information based on your location during the call.


2. Join the conference call:

US Dial-In: 1-866-440-5119

International Dial-In: +1 660-422-5019

Code: 2126260659

Due to limited number of 25 participants allowed for this training session, login to the session will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.

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