Friday, December 15, 2006

JISC Collections Licensing Workshops

A short report summarising the main findings and recommendations gathered at these workshops is now available from JISC [Word document].

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

JIBS Scopus Enhancement Group

Minutes of 11 November 2006 meeting
Have been agreed and will be available on the JIBS web site shortly.

Useful information emerging at or since the meeting includes:

1 Customer support
UK free phone number now available Tel: 0800 357 384 37
Other contact points are Fax: +31 20 485 3432 , E-mail:

2 Currency
JIBS had noted that Scopus coverage is often lagging behind PubMed. Elsevier’s response was that PubMed often leads the field in terms of currency because
i) it includes Articles in Press (AiP)
ii) it does not have to capture, index and match citation information.

Elsevier is examining ways to include articles in press (AiP) in a future Scopus release.

3 Scopus and Discovery Gate integration
DiscoveryGate customers are able to configure their own link options. For assistance with setting up links from DiscoveryGate, please contact

4 Institutional repositories and Scopus Selected Sources tab
If you would like your institutional repository indexed by Scirus and available to display on the Selected Sources tab, please contact Elsevier.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

SUNCAT Newsletter

The latest issue of the SUNCAT newsletter is now available at

This issue includes news about
- New libraries on SUNCAT, bringing the total to 61 contributing libraries
- Z39.50 target information
- Links to library websites
- Update on downloading MARC records for contributing libraries.