April 2012 Archives

ProQuest Maintenance Window - May 5, 2012

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday, May 5, 2012. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 22:00 ET to Sunday, May 6, 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

Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

Please join Stephen Abram and Associate Publisher Scott Dawson for a webinar discussion on how Gale, a part of Cengage Learning and the National Geographic Society are partnering to bring your library patrons one of the most iconic, widely held publications ever - National Geographic Magazine. During this session, Stephen and Scott will introduce you to National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and the functionality that allows users to search across the entire magazine archive from 1888-1994 on a platform that includes the standard library tools you've come to expect from a Gale. This digital collection will make this critically acclaimed content an integral part of your patrons' library experience, whether it be students doing research projects or patrons remembering articles from their childhood.

The WebEx will be offered at the following dates and times. NOTE: all times are Eastern time.

  • Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • Friday, May 4 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)
  • Monday, May 7 at 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00 PM (Eastern)

No advance registration is required, but you will need to provide your name and email when you log into the webinar. Each webinar will run approximately 60 minutes.

Please join Gale on the day and time that works best for your schedule. Click on the following URL a few minutes before the start time in order to join the web portion of the WebEx. If prompted, the confirmation number is 25943486.


Then to join the audio portion of the WebEx, please use the following dial-in information:

  • 1 (866) 635-4644 US Toll Free
  • 1 (847) 330-8115 US Toll
  • Passcode: 9456 967#

Minitex is pleased to offer special discounted pricing on this new archive for purchases made by June 30, 2012. Please click here or contact CPERS for pricing and further information.

From 1935 to 1967, The March of Time® startled journalists, filmmakers, and audiences alike with its controversial topics and unique approach to newsreels. Produced by Time, Inc® , the "issues", as the newsreels were called, were a blend of confrontational journalism and docudrama. The series began with brief segments in the 1930s and eventually grew in length and scope to television programs of in-depth coverage of a single topic. The full run of the series, digitally remastered by HBO Archives, complete with searchable transcripts, is now available exclusively from Alexander Street Press! Cross-searchable with American History in Video, and World History in Video, this collection has multidisciplinary appeal with films ranging from public health and social sciences to music and the arts.

The most unusual feature of these films was the re-creation or staging of events that had taken place, but had not been photographed by newsreel cameras. The producers argued that they had the same right to clarify news events with staged scenes as a re-write man on a newspaper had with words to make sense out of a reporter's notes. They used professional and amateur actors to impersonate famous people on the screen and then blended the staged scenes with newsreel footage.

You can trial The March of Time® by visiting the CPERS Spring Trials or by requesting a trial from Alexander Street Press.

CPERS Spring Trials for Electronic Resources

Spring Trials: take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through May 4, 2012; electronic resources are grouped by theme: Business and Social Sciences; eBooks; Medicine and Nursing; and K-12 and Public Resources.

Business and Social Sciences: Alexander Street Press, CQ Press, Gale
ebooks: EBSCO, Gale, ebrary
Medicine and Nursing: Alexander Street Press, EBSCO
K-12 and Public Resources: Facts on File, Gale, ProQuest, Rosen Publishing

For pricing and questions, please email CPERS.

Mango's Android App Is Here!

from Mango:


We want to introduce you to the newest member of the Mango family - Mango's Android™ App! With this app, you and your patrons now have access to language learning wherever you go.

How much does this interactive, portable, and all around awesome application cost users? Great question. It's FREE - no asterisks or fine print. The Android™ App, along with our iPhone® App, is included in your library's Mango subscription.

For more information on Mango Mobile, or any of our other library product offerings, visit our website or contact your account manager today!

It's time to renew LexisNexis and ProQuest CIS (Congressional Information Services) subscriptions for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013.

The deadline for renewing LexisNexis and ProQuest CIS resources is May 1, 2012.

Pricing for LexisNexis resources is based on FTE; you must submit a 2012 renewal form:
LexisNexis renewal form

See the Minitex website for pricing.

Pricing for ProQuest CIS resources is listed in your MyLibrary account.

If you need pricing for resources that you currently do not subscribe to, please contact cpers.

from Gale:

Gale, Cengage Learning is excited to announce that the first archives from the long-awaited Nineteenth Century Collections Online publishing program are now live!

Click here and get instant access to the first two archives, British Politics and Society and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection.*

  • British Politics and Society - An invaluable collection of primary sources exploring the political climate of Great Britain during the 19th century.
  • European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection - A unique collection of rare, full-text Romantic literature in English, French and German.

Contact CPERS for more information and special year-end pricing on this truly groundbreaking program.

*Note: Gale is passionately committed to the conservation and preservation of the rare documents featured in Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Some content is still in the process of being carefully digitized and will be continually added to the archives through completion.

EBSCO Business Source Collections: Add Years of Coverage

from EBSCO:

As a valued user of EBSCOhost and our Business Source products, we are pleased to offer you Business Periodicals Index Retrospective, a database that will enhance your Business Source experience.

With fast and versatile access to nearly 70 years of business scholarship and indexing on more than 1,000 periodicals, this is an invaluable resource for students, educators, and researchers who need answers about technological advances, business strategies, marketing triumphs and failures, company profiles, iconic executives, and more.

For JSTOR users, Business Periodicals Index Retrospective provides comprehensive indexing for more than 50 JSTOR titles, allowing you to easily search your JSTOR archives.

Purchase before June 30, 2012 and receive a 50% discount. For more information on this special offer, please contact cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

from EBSCO:

EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is announcing the release of the latest database in its Historic Digital Archive Collection, The African American Historical Serials Collection™. Developed in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this digital collection includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies.

The African American Historical Serials Collection was developed as part of an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture. Compiled and accessible to researchers in one digital collection, this unique resource of formerly fragmentary, widely dispersed, and endangered materials contain more than 60,000 pages of content from over 170 unique titles. It documents the history of African American life and religious culture in America during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

EBSCO provides access via its Digital Archives Viewer. The viewer brings content alive and allows users to explore, manipulate, collect, and export content. The unique functionality of the Digital Archives Viewer enables it to reproduce the best aspects of the physical library research experience while incorporating the advances in modern digital technology.

EBSCO Publishing has continued to significantly increase the number of resources offered in its collection of digital archives. For more information on the complete collection please go to: http://www.ebscohost.com/archives.

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Gale Spring 2012 Sale - Offer ends April 30th

Receive 30% off new database subscriptions to:

  • Career Transitions
  • Global Issues In Context
  • Powerspeak Languages
  • Science In Context
  • Biography In Context
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
  • World History In Context
  • US History In Context and many more!

The 30% discount will also lock in your price for future renewal

The sale ends April 30th. Offer is not valid on renewals. If you are unable to purchase by April 30th but will be able to commit prior to June 30, 2012, please request a letter of intent form to lock in pricing. Please note that this document will not be binding but is required for processing at the promotional price.

Contact CPERS for more information.

CPERS Spring Trials for Electronic Resources

April showers bring Spring Trials; take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing!

Access to trials is available now through May 4, 2012; electronic resources are grouped by theme: Business and Social Sciences; eBooks; Medicine and Nursing; and K-12 and Public Resources.

Business and Social Sciences: Alexander Street Press, CQ Press, Gale
ebooks: EBSCO, Gale, ebrary
Medicine and Nursing: Alexander Street Press, EBSCO
K-12 and Public Resources: Facts on File, Gale, ProQuest, Rosen Publishing

For pricing and questions, please email CPERS.

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