February 2012 Archives

Oxford University Press is offering special discounts on one-time purchases of the following resources. For pricing, please contact OUP rep Emily Scott.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) brings together the best peer-reviewed, quality University Press scholarship from around the world. Aggregating monographic content from leading university presses, UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Minitex members can choose any combination of Presses, subjects or uploads from the frontlist and backlist (backlist is OUP titles only) collections, providing incredible flexibility to best meet a library's needs.

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an innovative resource designed to help students and scholars find reliable sources of information across a wide variety of subjects, significantly reducing research time. Recommendations and original content by leading scholars provide expert guidance, pointing users to the best chapter, book, Journal article, website, blog, or data set available for their research. OBO's intuitive linking and discoverability tools help users locate full text content to prevent dead ends and encourage use of resources that a library has in its collection.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (DRS) is an exciting initiative offering libraries the opportunity to purchase electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles. Each title is available for one-off purchase and can be seamlessly integrated into Oxford Reference Online with full cross-searching functionality or accessed as a stand-alone resource with its own URL. The current collection of titles includes Green's Dictionary of Slang, the 2012 recipient of the Dartmouth Medal, and three of RUSA's 2012 Outstanding Reference Source winners.

Sign up for live demos at http://www.oup.com/us/departments/sales/librarysales/docs/democalendar

For more information, a free trial, or a custom quote, please contact your Oxford University Press Sales Rep or Emily Scott, Network Account Manager: emily.scott@oup.com

Rosen Publishing PowerKids Earth & Science now available

from Rosen Publishing

IT'S HERE! PowerKids Earth & Space⎯the newest online resource in the PowerKids Science Suite specifically designed for learners in grades 3 - 6! Students and educators will enjoy:

  • Text-to-speech and text highlighting
  • Videos, images, and sounds
  • Interactive games to reinforce skills and content
  • Hands-on science fair projects and experiments, featuring Janice VanCleave's science experiments, coming August 2012!
  • Correlations to Common Core learning standards and national, state, and provincial science curricula
  • Lesson plans on digital literacy, gaming, and science topics

Try PowerKids Earth & Space now, free through March 30: user/pass : pkess4/trial.

For pricing, please contact CPERS.

Minitex and Science (Magazine)

Science Magazine has approached Minitex to see who's interested in subscribing. Trials are IP-based only; so, if you're interested in a trial or pricing, please contact Science rep Ryan Rexroth. Note that in general, CPERS attempts to offer resources only when we have libraries willing to subscribe. So, your suggestions are very important to us; contact us.

Films on Demand Free Access Offer

Receive up to 3 months of free access with a new 1-year subscription to either the Master Academic or Career & Technical Education Collection.

Here's how the offer works: If your subscription starts Feb 1, 2012, your renewal date would be April 30, 2013.

Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection through a robust administrative reporting system. Films On Demand delivers outstanding digital video ideal for students, faculty, and public library patrons through online catalogs, distance-learning courses, and learning management systems.

Contact CPERSfor pricing and a trial.

Films On Demand 3-Months-Free Promotional pdf

from Oxford University Press

It has now been ten years since Oxford University Press launched Oxford Reference Online and the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf and started to build on this cornerstone of our reference publishing online. Today these services offer a compendium of authoritative content: more than 1.5 million facts and definitions from a diverse range of trusted Oxford reference titles, with the ability to enhance the collection by purchasing award-winning Digital Reference Shelf titles from Oxford and partner publishers.

In the last ten years, there have been remarkable changes in the number, style, and functionality of online reference sites, and in April 2012 we are taking the opportunity to make some major changes - based throughout on your feedback, as users of the service.

In April 2012 all online reference content that is currently available on Oxford Reference Online and the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf will be seamlessly integrated on the new Oxford Reference site as Oxford Quick Referenceand Oxford Reference Library. Based on what you've told us, we have given the new service a fresh, modern look and feel, and focused on improving ways for people to find and use the content. With new overviews, timelines, a! nd linking helping to streamline your journey from the open web to the best information, Oxford Reference will be the definitive gateway to Oxford's trustworthy reference publishing.

EBSCO eBook/Audiobook Enhancement Coming Soon

from EBSCO:

To augment our eBooks/Audiobooks offering, we are pleased to announce that the eBook management and ordering platform - EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM), is scheduled to be released very soon. This easy-to-use tool will allow customers to build and manage eBook and Audiobook collections on EBSCOhost.

Read more about ECM here.

To learn more about EBSCO's eBooks and Audiobooks, click here. For more information, please email information@ebscohost.com.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO A-to-Z® Adminand Reader Site users will soon discover improved search and access for eBooksand AudioBooks collections, as well as many other important upgrades to your existingA-to-Z service.

These new enhancements, set to release on 23 February, willinclude the following features:

Improved support for eBooks

A-to-Z Reader Site changes

End users will immediately notice the additional data elements included for eBooks, such as ISBN, author, and edition. The resource type is also displayed with each result. Improved handling of eBooks includes the ability for the A-to-Z Reader Site user to limit their searching and browsing with the Resource Type search limit on the Titles Tab and Advanced Search Tab (shown below); ISBN and Author search options have also been added to Advanced Search.


Variant and AbbreviatedTitle Searching

Both Basic and Advanced Search modes have been updated to include the variant and abbreviated titles for a given resource in A-to-Z. For instance, a search for "REED Newsletter" will display the variant "Records of Early English Drama Newsletter" on the A-to-Z Admin Site.

Note:Variants will not display on the A-to-Z Reader Site.

A-to-Z Admin changes

Control over the display of the additional book-level metadata on the A-to-Z Reader Site has been incorporated into the Display Options tab under Site Customization, as shown below:


Improved individual title selection in Title List Wizard

Filter options have been introduced to allow searches forindividual titles to be limited by resource type with an option to show or hide"greyed out" titles. Shown below, the Title List Wizard now contains threefilter options: Show titles from Complete databases/packages, ResourceType, and Package Content Type.


Another important feature is the restored ability to use theindividual titles section of the Title List Wizard to unselect a title from afixed package that is already in your collection.

Identify titles ordered through EBSCO

Within A-to-Z Admin, you can identify titles that haveassociated orders. A new search option has been added to the Collection Editortitled "Resources Ordered Through EBSCO." When selected, this will show thelist of package locations with EBSCO orders in the search results, asillustrated in the screenshot below:


Auto-manage eBooks/AudioBook holdings in A-to-Z

A new option called "Update holdings for my eBooks on EBSCOhost"has been added within A-to-Z Admin. When this option is selected, your eBooks on EBSCOhost holdings will automatically synchronize with your A-to-Z collection, thereby improving the accuracy of your A-to-Z list and saving a great deal of time.


The AMA's "Archives of Family Medicine" and "JAMA Français" are now available from the CLOCKSS Archive. The American Medical Association announced on January 23rd that the journals "Archives of Family Medicine" and "JAMA Français" are no longer available from their journal site and will be accessible through the CLOCKSS Archive.

"Archives of Family Medicine" and "JAMA Français" were removed from the Highwire platform on August 15, 2011. The CLOCKSS Archives, the AMA's preservation partners, will provide free access to the title and take responsibility for its ongoing long-term preservation.

See http://www.clockss.org/clockss/Triggered_Content

"The AMA, along with the founding members of the CLOCKSS Archive, agreed early on to make triggered content in CLOCKSS available to the world for free," explains Randy Kiefer, Executive Director of the CLOCKSS Archive. "That policy sets the CLOCKSS Archive apart, and is a result of the community-based governance by libraries and publishers. The CLOCKSS Archive's digital preservation efforts enable libraries of all sizes to serve future scholars, researchers, and students."

EBSCO Publishing Releases MEDLINE® Complete

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) continues to expand access to leading content for biomedical research with the release of MEDLINE Complete® . MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index ever assembled and provides full text for more than 1,850 journals. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index -- available in MEDLINE Complete with no embargo.

MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative journal coverage of the following disciplines: medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences as well as many other areas. With coverage dating back to 1857 and full-text back to 1865, MEDLINE Complete is the definitive research tool for medical literature.

Users of MEDLINE Complete can access the resource anytime and anywhere using EBSCO's mobile technology. All databases available through EBSCOhost®, are available through one or more mobile applications that are supported by most mobile devices.

MEDLINE Complete is part of a growing collection of multidisciplinary medical resources offered by EBSCO including: DynaMed ™, CINAHL®, Nursing Reference Center™, Rehabilitation Reference Center™ and Cochrane Collection Plus.

ProQuest Maintenance Window - February 4, 2012

from ProQuest:

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on February 4, 2012. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, February 5, 2012 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

  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm and online dissertation products

Gale News Regarding Your Periodical MARC Records

from Gale:

Gale teams up with Serial Solutions to deliver your Periodical MARC records.

Serials Solutions is expert at getting users to the information they seek and handling the unique complexity of periodical records. Thanks to their experience and capabilities, this transition will be smooth for you and your users.

MARC records for Gale's periodical resources are available only through our administrative site, Gale Admin. Log in now to set up a one-time delivery or to establish a monthly delivery. Here's how:

  • Log in to your Gale Admin account.
  • Click on "View/Edit" next to the location ID you need records for.
  • Click on the "Discover Services" tab on the left-hand sidebar.
  • Click on "Request MARC records."
  • Choose your delivery options and click "Submit."
  • You will receive an email confirmation and a link to your MARC records when they are ready for download. Recurring reports, if requested, will be generated automatically.

New benefits for you

Here are the new features that will enhance your bibliographic records:

  • Gale periodical MARC records are now based on Library of Congress CONSER records, allowing you to easily integrate your periodical records with the records for other content.
  • You can now receive ASCII reports for Gale full-text periodical titles or abstract-and-index-only titles.
  • You can also receive a full set of MARC records for all full-text periodical titles or just the updates from the past month.

We invite you to visit the Gale Admin site today to customize settings, review usage statistics, and download widgets and other usage-improving tools--in addition to ordering MARC records.

This new process applies only to your periodical resources. Your MARC records for other resources are not affected.


Please contact Gale Technical Support at 1-800-877-4253, option 4 or via e-mail. If you are outside of the United States or Canada please visit: www.gale.com/world.

EBSCO eBook Announcement

from EBSCO:

With the growing demand for libraries to provide a wide range of conveniently-accessible electronic resources (including eBooks) to their patrons/users, EBSCO is pleased to announce an exciting change to our eBook pricing. Beginning February 1, 2012, eBooks and audiobooks from EBSCO will be made available to institutions with no markup in cost and no additional access fees. This development will allow customers to derive even more value from their existing eBook budgets and provide a greater number of titles to their users.

This pricing change comes in the midst of EBSCO's Grow Your Collection on Us program, which continues to offer libraries 5% back on eBooks purchased through March 31, 2012.

As an additional benefit, EBSCO is also providing libraries with free access to Adobe Content Server, making it even easier for libraries to allow end users to download eBooks.

For additional information please contact us at information@ebscohost.com.

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