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Author: Jayne Dickson

Alexander Street Historical Collections migrate to the LAZR Platform

According to ASP’s migration information webpage, several Alexander Street legacy products are moving to the LAZR platform effective June 30, 2020. Affected UC-licensed resources are: Early Encounters in North America       http://uclibs.org/PID/31414; all campuses North American Women’s Letters and…

New PubMed is here

On Tuesday, May 19th, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) officially switched to the new version of PubMed.  SCP has already updated PIDs to point to the new version, retaining UC’s ‘otool’ extension so that the UC-eLinks button will display…

AMS Journals and Monographs move to a new platform

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journals and Monographs will be moving to a new web platform, date TBD. http://uclibs.org/PID/431494 According to the banner on the AMS website, “Unfortunately custom saved searches can’t be preserved; check your settings now so you…

Announcing UC access to the entire JoVE portfolio through June 30, 2020

In support of UC’s temporary shift to remote laboratory teaching, the California Digital Library negotiation team, in consultation with UC campus library collections experts, secured expanded access to the JoVE Video Journal for all UC faculty, instructors, students, researchers, clinicians…

WorldCat Discovery: Updated Citation Styles

The WorldCat Discovery installation on January 29, 2020 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…

CNKI (EastView) transitions to a new platform

The China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database platform has migrated to a new server and platform. This migration affects access to the following UC-licensed CNKI databases: China Academic Journals (CAJ), including access to the Century Journals Project (CJP) archive content.…

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…

ACM Digital Library moves to new platform

The ACM Digital Library will be moving to a new platform on Sunday, December 29, 2019, replacing the current platform at the current URL.  The new platform is a vast improvement, visually and functionally, over the current platform. It is…

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…

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…