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Author: Jayne Dickson

More Gale Resources move to their enhanced platform

  On Friday, December 20, 2019, the next group of Gale resources will redirect to their enhanced platform.   According to Gale’s Product Enhancements Overview, improvements include: Enhanced product platform—Provides a unified experience across Gale products. Upgraded search results—Highlights important

ACM Digital Library moves to new platform

The ACM Digital Library will be moving to a new platform January 2020, replacing the current platform at the current URL.  The new platform is a vast improvement, visually and functionally, over the current platform. It is also completely mobile

ProQuest Congressional Redesign

Recently, ProQuest launched a redesigned interface for ProQuest Congressional. The changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while maintaining the ability of more sophisticated users to perform complex queries. Key Benefits Search

NIH/NLM rolls out an updated PubMed

An updated version of PubMed will replace the current version; the new PubMed is currently scheduled to become the default in spring 2020, replacing the legacy version.  According to the November-December 2019 NLM Technical Bulletin, new features include: Improved search

New Naxos Music Library 3 Debuts

Users of UC-licensed Naxos Music Library are now being redirected to the new Naxos Music Library 3 platform.  http://uclibs.org/PID/110925     Naxos Music Library       All campuses (except SF), plus LBL According to the NLM3 platform information, this version incorporates a fresh new

WorldCat Discovery: Public Notes from LHRs display with item information

The WorldCat Discovery installation on October 17, 2019 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note: Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) New features

New Resource: CINAHL Complete

  CINAHL Complete is now a Tier 2 resource replacing CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  The current subscribers to CINAHL Complete are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. http://uclibs.org/PID/106625   UCB,

Biochemical Society Journals move to the Silverchair platform in October

  The Biochemical Society Journals via Portland Press will switch from the Highwire Press to the Silverchair platform on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Per the vendor, permanent redirects will be available at homepage, issue and article levels starting October 8th.

WorldCat Discovery: Additional format information in detailed records

The WorldCat Discovery installation on September 23, 2019 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) New features

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks, 1943-2019

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks; some campuses may have already had access via local subscriptions. http://uclibs.org/PID/385506    (All campuses, plus LBNL and LLNL; on the MIT Press Direct platform) MIT Press Direct will make