Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer 2008 edition of the Chemical Database Service Newsletter

From the Chemical Database Service - Daresbury

The Summer 2008 edition of the CDS Newsletter is now available and has been added to the online Newsletter Archive:


You can also see a link to this Archive from the "General Information" link on the CDS Homepage top menu.

This edition of the Newsletter features articles giving further details about the current state of the Service and what has changed over the past 6 months.

In particular there are significant new developments with the ACD/I-Lab and Detherm systems. Both are now available via web browser interfaces.

The Newsletter also includes some details of the recent User Survey relating to loss of the Organic Synthesis components. In response to user concerns here we have set up some trial Suppliers Catalogue and Screening compound database. These are also web browser systems.

All the new browser systems are accessible via the "Red Square" on the CDS Homepage.

Our Homepage is at: http://cds.dl.ac.uk
Check there for additional News and other Information

Send any queries and comments to cdsbb@dl.ac.uk

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

e-Journal Archiving Solutions final report is now available

Although there are many obvious benefits that accrue from publishing and accessing academic papers through the internet, there are costs and challenges associated with long term preservation and access which urgently need to be addressed. Finding solutions to these is the shared responsibility of all in the information chain, including authors, publishers, repository managers, librarians, subscription agents and aggregators.

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Forthcoming changes to the JISC Collections Subscriptions Helpdesk

From 1st August Content Complete Limited will provide the JISC Collections subscriptions and help desk service.

Please note that from 1st June all invoices for the resources you subscribe to will be issued on JISC Collections’ invoices and and not Swets invoices. These invoices will still be sent to you by Swets. Payment will need to be made to JISC Collections bank account, details of which will be on the invoices. If you have any questions up to the period of July 31st, please contact Swets Information Services as usual.

We would be grateful if you could set up your systems to accept and process invoices from JISC Collections from 1st June. From 1st August, invoices will continue to be in the name of JISC Collections, but will then be sent to you by Content Complete Ltd.

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JISC Collections' Consultations

JISC Collections is currently running consultations on the following:

Dates for your diaries

JISC Collections will be attending a number of events this Summer. On the 20th November 2008, we will be hosting our second AGM in London. We look forward to meeting you there!

Download the interactive PDF versions of the latest JISC Collections catalogue of online resources

This catalogue highlights the range of online resources JISC Collections has licensed for the UK further and higher education sectors and in some instances research councils. You can download the complete version of the catalogue in PDF format or if you are interested in a particular subject area you can download and view the appropriate sections.

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Your chance to win £200 in British Library gift vouchers by taking part in their survey on how people manage their “digital lives”

Take part in the survey on the pathfinding research project that is setting out to understand how individuals retain and manage their personal collections of computerised information.

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Eighteenth Century Collections Online renewal - hosting fees

In 2005 JISC Collections made a significant investment on behalf of the academic community of the UK in licensing the content of Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO), a vast collection of more than 135,000 18th Century monographs. All higher and further education institutions qualify to access this unique data set, and can do so upon signing a license agreement with the Publisher (Gale/Cengage Learning) and upon payment of an annual hosting fee detailed in the Publisher Hosting Agreement with JISC.

The JISC ECCO Publisher Hosting Agreement, set to terminate on 31 July 2008, has now been extended until 2010. The table on the JISC Collections web site illustrates the maximum fees per Institution for ECCO. These fees will be reviewed regularly and may decrease, should the number of subscribing institutions increase significantly.

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Oxford Reference Online renewal

A new 3 year agreement for Oxford Reference Online is now available. Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection contains over 1.3 million entries from over 185 titles, and is updated regularly with an expanding range of key titles from the acclaimed titles in the Oxford Companions and Oxford Dictionaries series with authoritative quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum.

Subject coverage includes: art & architecture; classics; English language; English literature; history; mythology & folklore; performing arts; and religion & philosophy, computing, earth & environmental sciences, physical sciences & mathematics, maps ,biological sciences, food and drink, medicine and science, economics & business, law, military history, politics & social sciences.

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A new agreement for Historic Digimap is now available

A new 3 year sub-licence agreement for Historic Digimap, which allows users to explore both the historic and geographic environment of the UK, is now available. The new licence will start on 1st August 2008 and end on 31st July 2011.

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OUP adds new Music Collection to Oxford Scholarship Online

A new subject module in Music has been added to Oxford Scholarship Online, as well as 159 new titles as part of the May 2008 content update. This takes the total number of titles online to 2,125 and the total number of subject modules to 14. New COUNTER-compliant statistics are now available via Subscriber Services, following the COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works.

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JSTOR launches Arts & Sciences VI Collection

JSTOR has recently launched their Arts & Sciences VI Collection, which will include a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) titles to be completed by 2010. This collection extends JSTOR's coverage in disciplines across the social sciences, with clusters focused in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. Pricing for the JISC community is now available.

Many of the journals in this collection will add more international depth to disciplines extensively covered in other Arts & Sciences collections. This collection will also contain over 30 titles from the Business II Collection that are not found in Arts & Sciences IV or the Arts & Sciences Complement. These titles include the publications of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, and diversify JSTOR's coverage of areas such as business ethics, advertising, and risk management.

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e-books: taking your ideas forward

Are you wondering what happened to all the data gathered from the E-books Roadshow? Interested in experimenting with new models for e-books? Still thinking about MARC records? Read about how the e-books working group is working to take forward your ideas.

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