October 2011 Archives

New Title Debuts in Project MUSE

from Project MUSE:

The following journal, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, is now online:

From the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association:
Rocky Mountain Review

Publishes articles on language, literature, film, culture, and the related arts, as well as pedagogy. Directed toward an audience of scholars, writers, and teachers in the fields of English and foreign languages.

E-ISSN: 1948-2833
Print ISSN: 1948-2825
OCLC NUMBER: 367582387

Included in the following packages:

  • 2012 Premium Collection
  • 2011 Premium Collection

For more information on the journal: http://muse.jhu.edu/content/nja/journals/rocky_mountain_review/

For the Table of Contents: http://muse.jhu.edu/content/nja/journals/rocky_mountain_review/toc/rmr.65.1.html

ebrary Launches Download

from ebrary:

ebrary is pleased to announce that you and your patrons may now download ebrary content to computers and other devices including the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Sony Reader!

For an overview of how it works, please refer to our training presentation.

Over the next few weeks, we are enabling the download feature for most ebrary sites at no additional charge. If you are a public library, please email sales@ebrary.com for pricing.

SIGN UP FOR TRAINING

ebrary offers live training for our new download feature on Mondays at 11am Pacific Time, Wednesdays at 8am Pacific Time, and Thursdays at 8pm Pacific Time. Please sign up using our web form, or email ebtrain@ebrary.com to schedule a separate session for your institution. You may also familiarize yourself with the download feature by reviewing our training presentation.

We hope you and your patrons enjoy using the download feature. We welcome your questions and comments; you can simply reply to this email or contact support@ebrary.com.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - November 5, 2011

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on November 5, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 10:00 ET. 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.
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com
  • Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrata: Natural Sciences, and Sociological Abstracts

ProQuest Maintenance Window - October 22, 2011

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on October 22, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:00 ET. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • New and Legacy ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com
  • Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrata: Natural Sciences, and 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

Credo Reference Fall Offer for New Subscribers

New subscriptions to Credo General Reference will receive the following discount of their first year subscription subsequent renewals will be at the standard consortium discount:

Subscribe by:
15 November 2011, receive 30% discount
30 November 2011, receive 25% discount
15 December 2011, receive 20% discount

Free trials, demos, and more information can be found here.

Credo General Reference is now up to 570 titles and 10,000 Topic Pages so this is a great time to take advantage of this special pricing.

Please contact CPERS for pricing.

EBSCO Business Searching Interface Updates Coming Soon

from EBSCO:

If you use the Business Searching Interface (BSI) for searching Business Source Premier, Business Source Alumni, Business Source Complete or Business Source Corporate, we have some important information for you.

Near the end of this month, you will notice that several updates and a more streamlined look have been applied to the BSI. The interface will more closely resemble the popular EBSCOhost interface, and will provide you with many new features not currently available on the BSI.

For more information on these updates, including screen shots, please see this page on our Support Site:

Business Searching Interface Updates

Customer Success is offering a complimentary, online overview of the new features in the Business Searching Interface starting soon. Please visit http://training.ebsco.com and look for 'Business Searching Interface: New Features' to register today!

New E-resources Added to Fall 2011 Trials

CPERS added new e-resources to our Fall 2011 Trials:

  • ebrary: Academic Complete, College Complete, Public Library Complete, and School Collection
  • Emerald: eBook Series and Emerging Market Case Studies
  • Rosen Publishing: Cybersmarts: Staying Safe Online; PowerKids Life Science; and Teen Health and Wellness

Access to trials is available now through November 11, 2011; electronic resources are grouped by theme: Streaming Video; ebooks; Archives and Social Sciences; and K-12 and Public Resources.

For pricing and questions, please email cpers

ProQuest Maintenance Window - October 22, 2011

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on October 22, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 10:00 ET. See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • New and Legacy ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers (traditional and graphical K12 interface), American Periodicals Series
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com
  • Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrata: Natural Sciences, and 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

CPERS Fall Trials for Electronic Resources

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

Access to trials is available now through November 11, 2011; electronic resources are grouped by theme: Streaming Video; ebooks; Archives and Social Sciences; and K-12 and Public Resources.

  • Streaming Video: Alexander Street Press, American Psychological Association, Films on Demand
  • ebooks: EBSCO, Gale, Project MUSE
  • Archives and Social Sciences: EBSCO, Gale, Plunkett, ProQuest Research
  • K-12 and Public Resources: Britannica, Gale, ProQuest

For pricing and questions, please email CPERS.

from APA:

Join us for an overview of APA's two newest databases, PsycTESTS and
PsycTHERAPY. PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to
psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as
descriptive and administrative information. PsycTHERAPY is a database
containing more than 300 videos featuring therapy demonstrations showing
clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families.

We'll do a demonstration of both databases on APA PsycNET and provide you
with information on how to arrange a trial for your institution.

To register, please visit the APA Webinar Training Schedule.

There are currently sessions set up weekly through November (all times
Eastern). Let us know if you'd like another time set up.

  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 1-2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4-5 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21, 2011 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011 9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2011 1-2 p.m.
  • Monday, November 14, 2011 2-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12-1 p.m.

Project MUSE Releases Details on New Book Collections

from Project MUSE:

Details on the highly anticipated Project MUSE Book Collections are now available. Going live on January 1, 2012, the collections will feature over 14,000 electronic titles from 66 respected university press and scholarly publishers. The collections will provide libraries, researchers, and students access to a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, including both new and classic titles, fully integrated with the over 500 journal titles in MUSE's electronic journal collections, in a user-friendly environment with rich discovery features.

Project MUSE books will be offered in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level, with unlimited simultaneous usage, no DRM, and no restrictions on printing or downloading. COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, as well as free MARC records, will be available.

In early 2011, Project MUSE began cooperating on its ebook initiative with the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC), an assembly of major university presses and related scholarly publishers that grew out of extensive research into a viable model for a collaborative electronic book offering. This cooperation will now make thousands of peer-reviewed scholarly books available digitally, many for the first time, via the 26 book collections Project MUSE will initially offer for perpetual access purchase.

Information on available Project MUSE Book Collections, along with detailed title lists, is accessible on the MUSE web site at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/order/book_collections.html. Libraries may request pricing for book collections by using the form at http://muse.jhu.edu/order/quote. Several flexible purchase and payment options are offered, with special pricing incentives for select purchases of multiple book collections. Orders may be placed at any time, with access to content beginning on January 1, 2012.

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