UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

New Resource: Native American Archives

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

[The] Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.” –EBSCOHost

Documents include treaties, census, photos and more.

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Firefox 4: Don’t Upgrade, Yet!

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

We recommend that you do NOT upgrade to Firefox 4 at this time. We have heard a couple of complaints from patrons (one is that the Refine Your Search options aren’t entirely working in Summon) and heard rumours of other quirks.

You can read the Firefox 4 release notes here. We are investigating fixes on our end as well. Stay tuned!

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Two New eResources for Music and Urban Landscape Lovers

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

Two recent resources have been added to the Library’s list of Indexes & Databases:

Music Online is a portal which provides access to all of UBC library’s Alexander Street Press music databases: Classical Music Library, Classical Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound.

elementsdb catalogues comparably illustrated and measured examples of urban land uses. It is based on the concept that urban form is comprised of replicable elements (or cases)… and it was created by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia… and it’s FREE!

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Methods and more come to UBC Library

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by admin

Yes, it’s true. UBC Library now has access to Methods in Molecular Biology, plus all the 22,000 and growing protocols included in the Springer Protocols collection. Find them now via the Springer Protocols gateway, or cross search on the Springerlink platform to include journal, ebook and ereference content.

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EZProxy access RESTORED for PHC and VCH sites

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by admin

After enduring six days of Internet “throttling” and “saturated pipes” resulting in sluggish access to online resources, IT staff from Health Shared Services BC have finally resolved the problem. EZProxy is now working again for UBCers @ St. Paul’s & Vancouver General Hospitals as well as other sites of Providence Health Care & Vancouver Coastal Health.
Many thanks to the UBC Library and HSSBC staff who lobbied for the restoration of acceptable service levels.

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ProQuest Acquires CIS & UPA from LexisNexis

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by admin

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Several months ago, ProQuest acquired the acclaimed Congressional Information Service (CIS®) and University Publications of America (UPA) product lines from LexisNexis.  You can read more about this in the press release.

UBC Library subscribes  to two collections involved in the transfer.  After a bumpy transition, we’re happy to report our access is now active on the new platforms.

  • LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection (Congressional Publications) is now Proquest U.S. Serial Set Digital collection
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    Journal of Chemical Education: Access restored!

    Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

    Access has been restored to the Journal of Chemical Education from the American Chemical Society. Please clear your browser’s cache & cookies before accessing the journal here.

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    American Fisheries Society Journals: Now on InformaWorld

    Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

    And what does the move mean for accessing the journals? Previously, we had only a 5-year window of access in most cases. Now, we have access back to 1997 for several titles.

    American Fisheries Society journals links have been updated and will appear in the ejornal Portal (the ejournal A-Z list) tomorrow.

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    360 Link: Our New OpenURL Resolver

    Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

    As part of the implementation of our new Summon discover service (the “Start Here” box on the Library homepage), we are moving to a new OpenURL resolver: 360 Link from Serials Solutions.

    What’s this OpenURL business all about? Remember the familiar button? That lead to our old OpenURL resolver SFX and then on to ejournal articles or ebooks.

    Our eerily familiar new button leads to our new OpenURL resolver 360 Link. So, the new button works the same, but leads to a better place. Here is an example!

    Your citation (in this case for an ejournal article) is at the top. You have a choice of sources for the article. Some links lead to the Article itself, others to just the Journal level. If there is no online access available, you can search the UBC Catalogue. Still nothing? Try InterLibrary Loans. Simple.

    While we implement this new software, there will be overlap. So, you will see both the old SFX and the new 360 Link for the next couple weeks.

    Questions? Problems? We’re just a Help Form away.

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    Naxos Video Library: On Trial Now

    Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

    Naxos Video Library offers an extensive streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world’s greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand!

    Note: Adobe Flash Player is required.

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