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Category: Resource Liaisons

Ovid User Interface Enhancements

The OVID interface (UC’s current host platform for the Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins titles) will be undergoing an interface upgrade on September 30, 2015, including changes to Journal Views (Journal Listings View [see below], Journal Title View and Journal Full

Readex Interface Enhancements, released August 19

Readex released changes to the Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints databases on August 19, 2015. These changes affect the local databases only, and do not affect the larger Archive of Americana interface. Changes to these database interfaces include:

CDL Acquires New One-time Systemwide Resources in 2015

One of the goals for the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) in 2015 was to evaluate and ‘refresh’ the annual survey to bibliographer groups.   The survey has been in practice since 1997 as the major source of campus priorities for systemwide

DNSA is transitioning to the ProQuest search platform September 16th

The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) will transition from the Chadwyck-Healey platform to the main ProQuest platform on September 16.  Both versions of the databases are available in parallel until that date at http://uclibs.org/PID/96899. Please note that users with a

ProQuest Updates Platform Interface, August 20th

ProQuest will be rolling out changes to the interface of the main ProQuest platform on August 20, 2015.   The ProQuest Congressional interface implemented a similar look and feel on August 5th. The changes are predominantly CSS and display-based (font, color,

Alexander Street Press Debuts New Interface for Selected Resources

The Alexander Street platform will be debuting a new interface on Friday August 14.   From the vendor’s announcement, the new interface includes: More intuitive search, browse, video, and audio pages to help patrons find content faster Easily accessible instructional videos

New Tier 2 Licensed Resource – SAE Technical Papers Archive, 1906-1997

Four campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, and Los Angeles) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to the SAE Technical Papers Archive, 1906-1997. http://uclibs.org/PID/255206     (B, D, I, and LA; on the SAE Digital Library platform) Content in this resource

New Licensed Resource – Early American Newspapers, Series 2, 1758-1900

All UC campuses now have access to America’s Historical Newspapers / Early American Newspapers, Series 2, 1758-1900. http://uclibs.org/PID/42513 for Series 1, 1690-1876; http://uclibs.org/PID/275700 for Series 2, 1758-1900. (All campuses; on the Readex / NewsBank platform) America’s Historical Newspapers allows users to search

Announcing the Clinics of North America on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect

In December 2014, Elsevier discontinued the MD Consult (MDC) platform.  MDC provided access to medical textbooks and some Elsevier journals, among them many Clinics of North America titles.  As an alternative, Elsevier released a product called ClinicalKey, a new platform

Morgan & Claypool Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences – Collection 3 is available

Morgan & Claypool (M&C) Publishers has two full-text series of short books acquired as a Tier 2 purchase:  Synthesis and Colloquium.  The Colloquium Digital Library of the Life Sciences is now in its third series and continues to span biological,