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New Licensed Resources: CiNii, Times Digital Archive, Journal of Pathology

All UC campuses now have access to CiNii, the Times Digital Archive, and the Journal of Pathology backfile as part of CDL consortial licenses.

CiNii: Citation Information by National Institute of Informatics, NII Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator (Systemwide access via National Institute of Informatics (NII) [Japan])

A Japanese-language database service that enables searching of information in papers published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or included in the National Diet Library’s Japanese Periodicals Index Database. The National Institute of Informatics has incorporated approximately 2.8 million full text articles (PDF) in NII-ELS, from 1,000 published academic journals. Currently NII has obtained permission to include the papers of 271 academic societies.  NII-ELS also provides full text (PDF) of Research Bulletins of Japanese universities. All of the full text articles incorporated in NII-ELS are available through CiNii along with bibliographical information on other academic papers.

(London) Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 (Systemwide access via Thomson Gale)

CDL has purchased the Times Digital Archive (TDA).  We have perpetual rights for 115 years (1785 – 1900) and online access to over 200 years (1785 – 1985, with 1986 – 2003 added later this year) of The London Times.  The Times is the "world’s newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. Users are able to search the full text of the entire newspaper, including articles, editorials and advertising.

CDC approved this purchase in December 2003, but at the last moment the copyright holder, Rupert Murdoch, revoked perpetual rights to the 1900-1985 portion of the file and CDL ended the negotiation.  We have since re-negotiated a fair price for the 115 years included in the perpetual rights license.   The resource is on the CDL Work Plan 2007, since it was highly recommended by a number of bibliographer groups.

The “Sunday Times is a distinct newspaper with no editorial connection to The Times London, and is not included in this database.”   This information is repeated in the TDA Navigation Guide:

Journal of Pathology (Systemwide access via Wiley)

CDL purchased over 100 years of perpetual rights on behalf of all campuses to an important backfile, the Journal of Pathology.  Health & life sciences selectors ranked this as the top priority of the Wiley backfiles available in 2007.