April 2013 Archives

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts Webinar Friday, April 19

Join ProQuest rep Sarah Palmer on Friday, April 19th, to review Statistical Abstracts. Sarah will demonstrate how to browse and search for statistics and cover the Facets and Excel options. The webinar will run about 45 minutes and cover the background of how ProQuest took over the publication of the Statistical Abstract from the Census; product features; and then a live demo. Sarah will look at some serious issues (gun control), some popular issues (same sex marriage) and some silly topics (Sudoku). Sarah encourages attendees to bring questions (don't forget you can trial this resource before the webinar). This webinar will also be recorded.

Webinar access info:

Meeting Number: 711 773 050
Meeting Password: statab

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To join this meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
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1. Go to https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/j.php?J=711773050&PW=NNTIyYzRkOTJl
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: statab
4. Click "Join".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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Audio conference information
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Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-408-792-6300
Global call-in numbers: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=198164677&tollFree=1
Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

Access code:711 773 050
http://www.webex.com

ProQuest maintenance window alert: April 17, 2013

from ProQuest

On April 17, 2013 ProQuest is scheduling a very brief network maintenance window in order to update our systems.

A one hour (1) hour maintenance window is needed to install these updates, lasting from 10:00 UTC through 11:00 UTC . See below for a more complete list of times and time zones.

  • Eastern Daylight Time: April 17, 2013 at 06:00 AM for one (1) hour
  • Brazil Time: April 17, 2013 at 07:00 AM for one (1) hour
  • British Summer Time: April 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM for one (1) hour
  • Central European Summer Time: April 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM for one (1) hour
  • China Standard Time: April 17 2013 at 18:00 for one (1) hour
  • Japan Standard Time: April 17, 2013 at 19:00 for one (1) hour
  • Australia Eastern Standard Time: April 17, 2013 at 20:00 for one (1) hour
  • New Zealand Standard Time: April 17, 2013 at 22:00 for one (1) hour

During this time databases on ProQuest and ProQuest Dialog will not be available.

The Minitex Spring e-resources trials are available for the month of April, and with the trials:

Britannica Image Quest is now available at a special value for you!

Because Minitex provides your institution access to Britannica Online through ELM, you are now eligible for a 40% discount on another of Britannica's most popular online resources, Image Quest. But, you need to act soon because this special offer expires on June 30th, 2013.

Image Quest offers:

  • Immediate access to three million rights-cleared educational images from over 50 proprietary sources, including Dorling Kindersley, Getty, The Granger Collection, the National Geographic Society, and Oxford Scientific - all at one safe, advertising-free site;
  • Complete citations and metadata for each image, including the source, copyright holder, caption, and related keywords, on one page;
  • Ease of use - search, download, print, e-mail, or save images for standards-based lesson plans, assignments, research reports, school Web sites, or newsletters with only a few simple keystrokes.

We encourage you to preview Image Quest to see for yourself what a great value it is, especially at 40% off its regular price. Use the following user name and password for the next 60 days to preview Image Quest at http://quest.eb.com/

User Name: minitex
Password: trial

If you would like a quote, please contact Minitex or John Russell at Britannica.

from EBSCO:

As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing. Further, customers buying a site license will not be impacted.

As you are likely aware, full-text licensing agreements with publishers are subject to change in all databases, and EBSCO is committed to providing our customers with as much advance notice as possible on full-text content changes as often as we possibly can. With that said, we would like to inform you that as of August 1, 2013, all databases containing HBR will experience a change for 500 of the articles. These articles will become read-only, and will be clearly marked as such.

For example, in Business Source Complete, there are currently 12,824 full-text articles from HBR, and 12,324 will continue to have the existing access functionality. If libraries wish to prevent the read-only limitation on these 500 articles, and expand usage rights to all 12,824 HBR articles to include course use, they should contact Harvard Business Publishing for expanded rights. For an upgrade fee, Harvard Business Publishing offers full course use rights for all articles. For pricing information please contact us at permissions@harvardbusiness.org.

We thank you for your understanding, and please don't hesitate to contact us at information@ebscohost.com if you have any questions.

from ProQuest:

ProQuest is streamlining research by enabling ebrary® and ProQuest® content to be discovered within a single search experience. Now, researchers can surface e-books side-by-side with relevant reports, videos, journal and newspaper articles and more in one step. The advance in searching comes via linking technology that enables users to navigate seamlessly from search results to the platform that best supports the content they want to explore.

"Our research shows that e-books are important to both scholars and students, but there has been some frustration in trying to find them," said Kurt Sanford, ProQuest CEO. "We're addressing that barrier in a way that respects the nuances of different formats. E-book content is supported by the ebrary platform, which includes tools designed specifically for e-books and traditional scholarly content is supported by its own set of tools."

Take a look at the e-resources available at discounted Minitex pricing! We've added some resources from Alexander Street Press: Twentieth Century Religious Thought Volume 1: Christianity, World Newsreels Online 1929-1966, and Global Business and Economics.

Access to trials is available now through April 30, 2013.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme:

Streaming Video

  • Alexander Street Press: Global Business and Economics in Video
  • Alexander Street Press: World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966
  • Films on Demand: Career & Technical Education Collection
  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

eBooks

  • EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection
  • Infobase Publishing (Facts on File) Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection

Reference

  • Alexander Street Press: Twentieth Century Religious Thought Volume 1: Christianity
  • Facts on File Writer's Reference Center
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Nursing & Applied Science

  • EBSCO CINAHL Complete
  • EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • EBSCO Art Source
  • EBSCO Education Source
  • EBSCO Humanties Source
  • EBSCO Legal Source
  • EBSCO Library & Information Science Source

K-12 Resources

  • Britannica Image Quest
  • Britannica Pathways: Science
  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

Films on Demand is offering a 20% discount and 3 months of free access to new Master Academic Collection subscribers (the offer does not apply to the Career & Technology Collection or to individual subject collections). The Master Academic Collection includes the following collections (title lists open as excel files):

Offer expires June 30, 2013.

Trials of all collections can be found on the Minitex website.

Please contact Rosalie Tanner for pricing.

Minitex is now offering ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the United States. For the month of April, you can access a trial from the Minitex website. For pricing, please contact cpers.

Also, please join ProQuest rep Sarah Palmer on Friday, April 19th, to review Statistical Abstracts. Sarah will demonstrate how to browse and search for statistics and cover the Facets and Excel options. The webinar will run about 45 minutes and cover the background of how ProQuest took over the publication of the Statistical Abstract from the Census; product features; and then a live demo. Sarah will look at some serious issues (gun control), some popular issues (same sex marriage) and some silly topics (Sudoku). Sarah encourages attendees to bring questions (don't forget you can trial this resource before the webinar). This webinar will also be recorded.

Webinar access info:

Meeting Number: 711 773 050
Meeting Password: statab

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To join this meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
-------------------------------------------------------
1. Go to https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/j.php?J=711773050&PW=NNTIyYzRkOTJl
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: statab
4. Click "Join".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
-------------------------------------------------------
Audio conference information
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Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4490
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-408-792-6300
Global call-in numbers: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=198164677&tollFree=1
Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf

Access code:711 773 050
http://www.webex.com

Project MUSE Partners with HighWire

The Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) has reached an agreement with Stanford University's HighWire Press to transition to the HighWire Open Platform as the new digital hosting and delivery platform for Project MUSE.

Over the past year, JHUP and its digital publishing unit Project MUSE have conducted an extensive search for a technology partner to assist in expanding the capacity of Project MUSE to support its current content offering and allow MUSE to pursue opportunities in developing new products, business models and service offerings for its growing community of more than 200 publishers and 2700 libraries.

"HighWire brings a wealth of experience in hosting content for publishers and MUSE will leverage that experience in developing a similar hosting model for the humanities and social sciences," said Dean Smith, Director of Project MUSE. "Our vision is to deliver the definitive state-of-the-art research environment in servicing our communities of publishers, libraries, and researchers."

"HighWire is committed to the widespread dissemination of scholarly research and to the latest advancements in information technology. They have developed a sophisticated platform and protocol for constant improvement that has served the needs of academic publishers large and small," said Kathleen Keane, Director of JHUP. "The Johns Hopkins University Press shares the objective of making scholarly research content available and usable."

HighWire's history tracks very closely with that of Project MUSE, with similar missions and both having launched in 1995. Several of HighWire's publishing partners (Duke University Press, The Oxford University Press, and the University of Wisconsin Press) also have content on the MUSE platform.

"We are proud to welcome such a prestigious leader in the humanities and social sciences to the HighWire community," said Tom Rump, Managing Director of HighWire. "We are excited to provide our innovative hosting platform to Project MUSE to ensure the highest levels of content integration, discoverability, and end-user engagement. Given the deep understanding of their customers' needs and their vision for the future of ebooks and publishing, MUSE will be an inspired digital partner."

"This partnership offers new collaboration opportunities for MUSE and HighWire to advance the thought leadership, end-user research, and publisher communities that each organization has pursued individually," affirmed John Sack, Founding Director of HighWire. "We look forward to finding ways in which together we can foster the next evolution of research communication."

The successful expansion of the Project MUSE publishing program is highly dependent on an advanced delivery infrastructure that combines rich functionality, customizability and a collaborative relationship with an innovative vendor of proven track record such as HighWire. This dynamic relationship will enable Project MUSE to create new products, incorporate new content types such as online references, foster personalization and collaboration, and continue to provide a sustainable model for libraries, publishers and researchers.

Spring 2013 Electronic Resources Trials

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

Access to trials is available now through April 30, 2013.

Electronic resources are grouped by theme:

Streaming Video

  • Films on Demand: Career & Technical Education Collection
  • Films on Demand: Master Academic Collection

eBooks

  • EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection
  • Infobase Publishing (Facts on File) Master Academic eBook Subscription Collection

Reference

  • Facts on File Writer's Reference Center
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Nursing & Applied Science

  • EBSCO CINAHL Complete
  • EBSCO Applied Science & Technology Source

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • EBSCO Art Source
  • EBSCO Education Source
  • EBSCO Humanties Source
  • EBSCO Legal Source
  • EBSCO Library & Information Science Source

K-12 Resources

  • Britannica Image Quest
  • Britannica Pathways: Science
  • Facts on File Issues & Controversies in American History

For pricing and questions, please email cpers@minitex.umn.edu.

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