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ProQuest Transition Delayed for UC

ProQuest databases are beginning a transition to a new platform beginning in January 2011; however, CDL will not activate the new platform until a later date.  In CDL and Resource Liaison testing, we have discovered problems with Web VPN compatibility and with the quality of the metadata in the OpenURLs for the current CSA Illumina databases, in particular ERIC, MLA and PsycINFO.  Redirects and inbound linking from UC-eLinks for items that generally go to full text (PsycARTICLES, newspaper content) at the vendor’s site will not work.  As a result, users will have difficulty in linking to articles, as will Interlibrary Loan (ILL) staff.

CDL will not transition to the new platform until these issues are resolved later in 2011, and we do not recommend that campuses migrate their locally licensed ProQuest resources until further notice.

Please share this information with your electronic resources colleagues.

Please address questions to the CDL Helpline at 510.987.0555. The CDL will coordinate with the campuses for setting a target transition date.

The list of the CDL licensed resources below are part of this first wave of transitions:

  • American Periodicals
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Dissertations & Theses @ University of California
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • EconLit
  • ERIC
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • Ethnic NewsWatch: A History
  • GenderWatch
  • Georef
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text
  • International Index to Performing Arts Full Text
  • Los Angeles Times
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • New York Times
  • PAIS International
  • Philosopher’s Index
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1986)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2006)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Wall Street Journal (1889-1991)
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1993)
  • PsycINFO
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Note:  The MLA Directory of Periodicals (CSA) is not yet being transitioned.  Safari, Factiva, and Ulrich’s will remain on their current platforms.  The remainder of the Chadwyck-Healey databases (except IIMP and IIPA) will be transitioned during 2011.  More information about these resources and their transition timelines will be communicated as it becomes available.