September 27, 2012

ProQuest Databases Maintenance Announcement







ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Saturday,
 September 29, 2012

A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this
maintenance to install the latest enhancements to the ProQuest platform. 

The window will take place from Saturday, September 29, 2012,
 at 19:00 ET to Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 07:00 ET. 

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September 26, 2012

2012 October Update to our Ovid LWW Total Access Collection


Wolters Kluwer Health | Ovid

2012 October Update to our Ovid LWW Total Access Collection


The TWU Library as part of the e-HLbc (Electronic Health Library of BC) subscribes to the Ovid LWW Total Access Collection.

The following journal has been added to our collection.

New Title
ISSN
Cardiovascular Endocrinology
2162-6898

The following journal is changing its status to backfile only access.

Journal
ISSN
Ceasing Publication or Transferring to Another Publisher
PACEsetterS
1449-7700
Ceasing publication

To view a complete list (in Excel format) of the journal titles in the collection, please click here. To access the journal via title (TWU Journal List) click here.

September 19, 2012

JSTOR - Changes in Title Coverage




Changes in Title Coverage

Limnology & Oceanography and Journal of Cell Biology cease participation in JSTOR


Limnology & Oceanography
(Ecology & Botany Collection, Life Sciences Collection)

As of September 1, 2012, JSTOR will cease to add additional content for Limnology & Oceanography. The complete JSTOR holdings for this title will be:

Limnology & Oceanography
Released Content: 1956-2008 (Vols. 1-53)
Fixed Wall: 2008
Publisher: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
ISSN: 0024-3590
Note: Coverage for this title ends with Volume 53, Number 6, 2008

No further volumes will be added to JSTOR. Current participants in the Biological Sciences Collection, Ecology & Botany Collection, and Life Sciences Collection will continue to have access to the archived back run of Limnology & Oceanography, with coverage ending with Volume 53 (2008). This includes participants in the Public Library Collection II, as well as Secondary Schools, Museums, and African Access Initiative and Developing Nations Access Initiative participants. As of September 1, 2012, JSTOR no longer provides access to Limnology & Oceanography for new participants in these collections and programs.

Please be assured that no content will be removed from the archive. JSTOR will continue to preserve Limnology & Oceanography volumes from 1956-2008. Persistent links to articles in the journal from online resources and web pages will be supported indefinitely. JSTOR will continue to preserve Limnology & Oceanography content under its care and will migrate the content to new technologies, and institutions can rely on its ongoing preservation, access, and use over time.

Journal of Cell Biology
(Biological Sciences Collection, Life Sciences Collection)

As of October 17, 2012, JSTOR will cease to add additional content for Journal of Cell Biology. The complete JSTOR holdings for this title will be:

Journal of Cell Biology
Released Content: 1962-2010 (Vols. 12-191)
Fixed Wall: 2010
Publisher: The Rockefeller University Press
ISSN: 0021-9525
Note: Coverage for this title ends with Volume 191, Number 7, 2010

No further volumes will be added to JSTOR. Current participants in the Biological Sciences Collection and Life Sciences Collection will continue to have access to the archived back run of Journal of Cell Biology, with coverage ending with Volume 191 (2010). This includes participants in the Public Library Collection II, as well as Secondary Schools, Museums, and African Access Initiative and Developing Nations Access Initiative participants. As of October 17, 2012, JSTOR no longer provides access to Journal of Cell Biology for new participants in these collections and programs.

Please be assured that no content will be removed from the archive. JSTOR will continue to preserve Journal of Cell Biology volumes from 1962-2010. Persistent links to articles in the journal from online resources and web pages will be supported indefinitely. JSTOR will continue to preserve Journal of Cell Biology content under its care and will migrate the content to new technologies, and institutions can rely on its ongoing preservation, access, and use over time.

September 18, 2012

ERIC Addresses Privacy Concerns


ERIC Addresses Privacy Concerns
Issue 13 - September 2012
In early August, the ERIC management team and the U.S. Department of Education became aware that some full-text documents in the ERIC Collection contained personally identifiable information.  Sensitive information was found in multiple documents in a way that could not be easily isolated. The accessibility of this information to modern Internet search engines increases the risk that these details could be discovered and used improperly.  In order to safeguard individual privacy it was necessary to temporarily disable access to ERIC full-text documents.

We are working to restore access to full text as quickly as possible while protecting individual privacy.  While the vast majority of documents do not contain sensitive information, it remains necessary to identify and address each of those that do.

Each document must be checked to verify that it does not contain sensitive information. Given that there are more than 340,000 full-text documents in ERIC, this represents a significant undertaking.   The U.S. Department of Education is in the process of hiring a team to help restore access in a fast and responsive manner.  We anticipate that it will be possible to begin restoring access to large numbers of ERIC documents on a rolling basis later this fall.

An initial wave of more than 20,000 documents has already been restored.  This first restoration consists of peer-reviewed full-text documents such as Institute of Education Sciences (IES) publications and peer-reviewed journal articles (EJs). At this time, we cannot provide a precise estimate for complete restoration of full text.

Priority is being placed on documents requested by ERIC users. If you would like to request a PDF to be returned online, please emailERICRequests@ed.gov referencing the document’s ERIC number (EDxxxxxx).  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve the situation.

ERIC is committed to keeping you informed as we move forward with this effort. Check the alerts and Spotlight area of the ERIC home page at eric.ed.gov for updates.


Temporary System Limitations

There are several known search and display limitations caused by the temporary restrictions on full-text access.  Specifically:
  • PDF links continue to display in ERIC records, even when full text is currently not available.
  • The ability to limit search results to only records with full text does not return reliable results.
As soon as the majority of full text is restored to the site, all features will return to normal operation.

September 17, 2012

New Online Anatomy-Related Resources Available






The Alloway Library has just gained access to two new online anatomy-related resources (via the Electronic Health Library of BC). 
    Primal Pictures - A comprehensive selection of dynamic, interactive modules featuring more than 6,500 highly accurate, three-dimensional anatomy models. Modules focus on individual organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems.
    Anatomy & Physiology Online - A product developed by Primal Pictures, is designed to enhance anatomy and physiology curriculums, with 19 body system modules – complete with clear 3D images, comprehensive text, clinical and case studies, learning objectives and quizzes.
    Links to the two new online products (authentication required):


September 13, 2012

ARTstor scheduled maintenance notice

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on Saturday, September 15 between 10:00 PM and 2:00 AM EDT. Access to the ARTstor Digital Library will be temporarily suspended during this time, and institutions using Shared Shelf to manage their local image collections will be unable to use the system.

We do not anticipate any extension of this downtime, but we will send an update if there are any changes to the schedule.

Kind regards,

ARTstor User Services Team

September 06, 2012

TWU new JSTOR journal collections now available via the TWU Library


With funding provided by TWGSA the Alloway Library at TWU has added two more JSTOR collections:

JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII:
  1. Description: http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-viii#tab-description
  2. Title List: http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-viii#tab-title-list
JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX:
  1. Description: http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-ix#tab-description
  2. Title List: http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-ix#tab-title-list

Access to these collections is available via the TWU Journal Title List (http://cufts2.lib.sfu.ca/CJDB/BLTW/browse) which can be found on the TWU Library home page. In early October the records for these titles will also be added to the Library's online catalogue.

Many thanks to the Graduate Student Association for their ongoing Library funding support!