Although most of the Libraries Data Collection is electronic, and, as such, is housed on the Libraries Data Acquisition Service (DAS) server, there is also a small set of older print items (User Guides and Code Books), and, a growing collection of CDROM material that is also a part of the Libraries Data Collection.
Items in the Libraries Data Collection are in the process of being catalogued. As part of the cataloguing project, a new DATA location code was created for the print and CDROM items. For these items the bib record display was previously set to read as Location: Data Collection (Reference Workroom).
Given the renovation activity that is transforming the old Reference Workroom into the new Learning Commons, the print and CDROM items in the Libraries Data Collection have been removed from the old Reference Workroom and are temporarily being housed in one of the new Reference Offices up on the second floor. As a consequence, for those print and CDROM items in the Data Collection that have already been catalogued, the location field in Voyager has been changed to read: Location: Data Collection (Reference Office A231).
The door to Reference Office A231 is unlocked, so if you find a print item, or a CDROM, in Voyager, that is assigned to the Data Collection, then A231 is where you will find these items.
1) Search in Voyager for the CDROM product titled Heart health in Canada.
2) Search in Voyager for DLI Survey with the title National Graduates Survey
A message from the Curric folks regarding the Curriculum Library Practicum Loan 2008
As of March 31, all Curric books, CDs, cassettes and kits will be unavailable to be recalled during the Practicum Loan period.
Beginning Monday, April 7, Curric items signed out to Undergrads will be due on Monday, June 2, 2008.
Please direct any questions to the Curric Library staff, 721-7900.
Just to let you know that I am happy to work with students to help them extract statistical data from E-STAT. For example, a GEOG 323 student was recently referred to me. The GEOG 323 students are doing a Cartography project and require statistical data, for selected geographies, that they can represent visually on their maps. Once I understood better what this assignment was all about, I used E-STAT with the student. We found some 2001 Census, and CANSIM data, broken down by province, and then exported the associated .csv files from E-STAT so the data could be further manipulated using Excel.
Thanks to those who pointed this out.
The vending machine that used to sell pens, CDs, etc has gone and will be replaced by the sale of supplies from the Loan Desk starting April 1st. Until then, people will have to go to the bookstore or elsewhere for emergency supplies (as told to me by staff at Loan Desk).
Check out the new Cornell University Library exhibit on journal prices:
http://astech.library.cornell.edu/ast/engr/about/StickerShock2.cfm. It's done for Engineering but is relevant for other disciplines, too.
Here is the message from Maureen about the ML's and MT's.
Music books on second floor
Many of you know that the Music scores ("M" call numbers) are now shelved on the main floor, between the Information Commons terminals and the new Music & Media desk.
Now the rest of the Music book collection (ML - MT) has been moved to the new shelving on second floor, directly across from the new elevator. We will soon have temporary range end labels in place, as soon as final adjustments are made to the area. (FYI - the lights for this area are next to the new elevator.)
For now, Music books can still be separated during discharge and unloaded onto the labelled M, ML, and MT shelves just inside the basement sorting room door.
There are now ML - MT book and journal shelves in the second floor sorting room, for those doing searches or directing patrons.
The old MAMS area is now empty, awaiting renovation. (However, we have discovered that the lights for the new basement corridor are operated by the old MAMS light switches!)
Google Scholar is now presenting UVic's SFX Get this @ UVic links in it's result lists. Based on some preliminary searches, this is not a "bed of roses", but it is interesting.
For example, when you do a search in Google Scholar, you will note that the Get this @ UVic link does not always appear at the same place in the Google Scholar record, or the link may not appear at all.
The Brown University Library has developed a Google Scholar @ Brown web page that explains this phenomena. It seems to have something to do with how sure Google Scholar is about the availability of online content at UVic.
Here are some examples from a Google Scholar search at UVic, when searching with the search words aging isolation females psychology:
Example 1: Google Scholar seems to be quite sure we have the full text at UVic, so puts the Get this@UVic link prominently at the end of the title. But, I can also connect directly to the online content just by clicking on the title, without invoking the SFX link.
Spousal Concordance in Health Behavior Change - Get this@UVic
TA Falba, JL Sindelar - Health Services Research, 2008 - ingentaconnect.com
... Respondents who smoke make up 18 percent of the full sample, leaving a topic-specific sample of 1,061 individuals (579 males and 482 females). ...
Cited by 1 - Web Search
Example 2: Google Scholar is perhaps not sure whether we have the full text available at UVic, so puts the Get this@UVic link at the end of the citation. If we activate the link, SFX indicates we do have online content, and, this is true, but we have to guess at the issue number and browse our way into the full text, as Google Scholar does not give SFX the issue number and page number. BUT, if I link on the title, while still in Google Scholar, I am taken directly to the article.
Marital status, feeling depressed and self-rated health in rural female primary care patients
JE Rohrer, ME Bernard, Y Zhang, NH Rasmussen, H … - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2008 - Blackwell Synergy
... Aging is seen as a common factor that ... to ameliorate the effects of social isolation and financial ... and identified risk factors among rural female primary care ...
Web Search - Get this@UVic
Example 3: Google Scholar is, once again, not sure if we have the full text at UVic, so puts the Get this@UVic link at the end of the citation. Problem: the SFX menu says we DO NOT have this article online, but if I click on the title, while still in Goggle Scholar, (and ignore the Get this @ UVic link) I am taken, by Google Scholar, to full text. So we do have access, but SFX is unable to determine this from the info that Goggle Scholar passes to SFX.
Collective self-esteem and the onset of chronic conditions and reduced activity in a longitudinal study of aging
DS Bailis, JG Chipperfield, TR Helgason - Social Science & Medicine, 2008 - Elsevier
... burgeoning topic of research in social psychology for many ... others) were not included in the Aging in Manitoba ... Females had higher scores than males on CSE, and ...
Web Search - Get this@UVic
Example 4: Goggle Scholar does not present a Get this @ UVic link for this citation, possibly because this is a FREE CONTENT item at the publishers web site?
The great opportunity: Evolutionary applications to medicine and public health
RM Nesse, SC Stearns - Evolutionary Applications, 2008 - Blackwell Synergy
... Some of the isolation results from academic structures that ... of infectious disease and aging have been ... through males versus those transmitted through females. ...
Cited by 1 - Web Search
Comments posted from home:
In the four examples provided above, clicking directly on the title of the Google Scholar citation gets you to the full text, presumably by virtue of IP address recognition? In two cases, the SFX link does not resolve directly to the full text.
If we really do not have the full text available at UVic, the Get this @UVic link does provide a path to the ILL form on the SFX menu.
When you are off campus, the Get this @ UVic links ONLY appear in the Goggle Scholar result list if you happen to connect to Google Scholar using the ezproxy-ed version of Google Scholar, namely the Google Scholar link listed on the Gateway's Search Engine page.
"When you’re searching the PSU library catalog you’ll see a new feature linking the books you find to Google Book Search’s copies of those books, where you can read and search excerpts or even full texts online. Now you can browse inside many of the books in our collection from your computer, making it easier to find the exact titles you need for your research or reading pleasure"
That darned Daylight Savings time has once again mucked up the widget. Systems is currently unable to do anything about this - basically the widget needs to be re-designed. So for this week and probably next (and up to whenever the 'old' DST kicks in), the widget is one hour off as will be our stats. Apologies all around, but it's a bit out of our control. Perhaps we can blame the U.S. Thanks to Nancy for contacting John in the first place.
provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine. For students, researchers and the general public, the database is nothing less than a window into the social and cultural life of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Libris is growing, and currently contains 129,256 citations, with annotations (and for Maclean's Magazine, comprehensive abstracts).
Simultaneous users: Unlimited
New from Alexander Street Press -- Music Online:Listening package is now available and is comprised of five products; three of which are brand new to UVic Libraries. We previously had access to Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound with limited simultaneous users.
With the purchase of Music Online we now have unlimited access for simultaneous users to all five products.
Classical Music Library:
the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added (currently over 32 labels-- Territory restrictions apply outside the US and Europe), with a particular focus on content that meets the needs of educators and students. Classical Music Library includes recordings of music written from the earliest times (eg Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Smithsonian Global Sound:
includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.
African American Music:
The collection contains recordings by the top names in the history of black American music. Premier artists such as Ma Rainey, Lead Belly, Mahalia Jackson, Alberta Hunter, Tampa Red, and William “Bunk” Johnson are showcased. At least 5,000 of the tracks are rare or never-before-published, and the other 45,000 are in-copyright and included through arrangement with distinguished labels.
American Song is a history database of 50,000 songs that users listen to over the Internet. It will allow people to hear and feel the music from the past. Much more than a repository of well known classics like Yankee Doodle and The Star Spangled Banner, this new resource includes music that relates to almost every walk of American life, every ethnic group, and every time period. You’ll find songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys.
Contemporary World Music:
Through music we understand the history, customs, politics, personalities, celebrations, struggles, and joys of diverse peoples and cultures. Alexander Street’s Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, for scholarship and pure enjoyment, online through speakers or headsets. Scholars and students will enjoy a rich and deeply indexed source for research in musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, folklore, and performance studies.
Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all. This release contains 242 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, King Lear, Awake and Sing, Dom Juan, Bérénice, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Playboy of the Western World, Krapp's Last Tape and Othello, among many others. Notable actors include Claire Bloom, Laurence Olivier, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep, Eli Wallach, Zoe Caldwell, Sam Waterston and more. For the first time, students, instructors and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging, and these landmark performances can become a permanent part of the curriculum.
Platform: Alexander Street Press
Simultaneous Users: Three
A Google Scholar search box has now been added as new "service" on the SFX Menu. Look for this new search box in the More Options section of the SFX Menu. (Thanks to John Durno for adding this search box.)
How this works: When the SFX Menu is presented, SFX pre-populates the Google Scholar search box with the title of the article from the top of the SFX Menu, and sets the default search type to Article Title. A drop down box allows the patron to select a different type of search: Author Name, Journal Title, Other Search.
Please note that adding the Google Scholar search box to the SFX Menu is independent of our "registering" with Google Scholar as an SFX "Source". The Goggle Scholar registration is still in the works, and when this is accomplished, patrons will see the Get This @ UVic link in their Goggle Scholar search results.
If you want to practice searching the medical literature go to the JMLA Case Studies in Health Sciences Librarianship blog. Each Monday a "search challenge" question is posted.
Then, each Friday a search strategy and other thoughts on that question are posted.
Another online searching practice opportunity is available through
the Pacific Northwest region of the Medical Library Association which is currently doing an online seminar called "Awakening the Searcher Within." This bi-weekly web session includes a different question to work on for each session. If you're interested in joining in, you can find more information at: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/dragonfly/2008/01/30/awakening-the-searcher-within/.
The SFX Implementation Function Group (SFX-IFG) had it's last meeting on March 6, 2008. At that meeting a number of decisions were made that will be rolled out in the next month or so. Please see below for a Heads-Up on some of the forthcoming changes. We will let you know when each of these items is actually implemented.
1) SFX and ILL Service: Given the volume of SFX Problem Reports requiring patrons to use the "ILL Work-around", it has been decided to have the ILL service always offered, on the SFX Menu, under the Other Options section of the SFX Menu. This means that when SFX reports that Online Content is available, when in fact it is not, the ILL forms can be accessed by opening up the Other Options section of the SFX Menu. The ILL Office will continue to monitor all ILL requests to ensure the ILL request is indeed necessary.
2) Google Scholar as an SFX Source: We are in the process of registering with Goggle Scholar which means that, when students search Goggle Scholar, they will see a Get This @ UVic link. John Durno reports that he expects SFX links will appear, and be active, in Google Scholar within the next couple of weeks.
3) New SFX Buttons: Given the general agreement that the letters "S.F.X" do not mean anything to students, the Systems Office has designed a new SFX button that features the red SFX Swirly along with the words Get This? . This new SFX button will become the default for all SFX Sources that permit an image to display as the SFX link. For those Sources that permit only text, the words, "Where can I get this?" will continue to be used as the SFX link. Lisa will let you when the new button is in place.
4) SFX-A-Z list: The SFX A-Z List is ready to be made available on the Libraries Gateway. Until the links are set up on the Gateway, this new SFX powered Find e-Journal Service (Beta) can be accessed at http://sfx.uvic.ca:3210/sfxlcl3/az/. This new Find e-Journal Service (beta) does not replace the current e-Journal list, but rather provides an alternative list that we wish to beta test.
5) Ongoing SFX monitoring and enhancement: A new SFX Standing Committee will be set up to facilitate ongoing monitoring and enhancement of SFX.
If you have any questions about SFX, please contact Kathleen Matthews at email@example.com.
If students are looking for study rooms A103, A105, A107 or A109 they're in the new wing on the far side (approach by the back print station -- if you go around the back from Music&Audio there's a locked door).
Latin American Database (LADB)
is an on-line publisher and information resource. LADB produces three weekly electronic publications (Sourcemex, NotiCen and NotiSur) and maintains an on-line searchable data base of over 24,000 articles (from back issues of LADB publications) as well as Latin American journals.
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
PsychiatryOnline offers unlimited accessto a collection of books, journals, and self-assessment tools from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. (APPI):
The American Journal of Psychiatry and four other highly respected, peer-reviewed journals in psychiatry
DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion
DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
APA Practice Guidelines in both comprehensive and quick-reference formats
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 4th Edition, with an interactive study guide
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 4th Edition
Essentials of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2nd Edition, with an interactive study guide
Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 6th Edition
What Your Patients Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications
Making of the Modern World Digital Archive follows the development of the modern western world through the lens of trade and wealth — the driving force behind many of the major events during the period (1450-1850). It can be used to support research in slavery, colonization, the Atlantic world, Latin American/Caribbean studies, social history, gender and more. This exclusive resource combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections: the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Supplementary materials are included from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and the libraries of Yale University.
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Middle East Series Online 2: Iraq 1914-1974 offers a broad range of original source material from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers covering the period from the Anglo-Indian landing in Basra in 1914 through the British Mandate in Iraq of 1920-32 to the rise of Saddam Hussein in 1974. Here major policy statements and other working documents are set out in context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of the mandate administration, diplomacy, treaties, oil and arms dealing. Photographs and colour maps, as well as contemporary film, help bring this vital strand of modern history to life.
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,0000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables. Altogether this is a unrivalled multidisciplinary primary source for researching and teaching the 19th and 20th centuries
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports has been the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence for nearly 75 years. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Many of these materials are first-hand reports of events as they occurred. As such, the FBIS Daily Reports constitutes a one-of-a-kind archive of transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that provides fascinating insight into the second half of the 20th century.
Simultaneous users: Unlimited
With over 200,000 pages of primary source documents that chronicle the politics, wars, administration and diplomacy surrounding the Palestine Mandate and the Arab-Israeli conflict, this product is an essential research tool for Middle East scholars. The fully searchable database has been sourced from the British Foreign Office, Prime Minister's Office and the War Office amongst others. These critically important government documents from the British government files, now housed at the British National Archives, are now available online in this fully searchable, image-based product.
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an award-winning online information resource providing business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports, insightful comment from expert industry and country analysts as well as thousands of sources of further information.
205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52.
GMID offers a unique range of international market research:
4 million+ statistics on industries, countries and consumers
15,000 industry, company, country and consumer reports
Daily articles offering topical reaction to news events
25,000 sources of further research information
Market share and brand share rankings
Simultaneous Users: Unlimited
1. I have activated the attachments feature for your accounts. We have not done this for any of our users yet. Would you mind testing it and letting me know what you think? There is a limit placed on the amount of space that each person has - 25mb. Be aware that your attachments will not be visible in the RefShare module for copyright/licensing reasons.
2. Thanks to Sandy Gordon we now have a Export to RefWorks button available in the Library catalogue. We are still working out the kinks...so if you see any discrepancies in the citation...please forward the title and the problem to me.
3. There is an alternative to searching the library catalogue. You can search the library catalogue from within RefWorks itself. Go to the Search button and choose Online Catalog/Database. Then you have a choice of searching the UVic Catalog or the Law Libraray Catalog.
4. Guides - The Web of Science guide has been updated as well.
As always, let me know if you encounter any problems.
UVic now has access to the complete BioOne Collection which is comprised of BioOne.1 and BioOne.2.
BioOne is the product of innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe, and the private sector, who sought a mission- and content-driven alternative to commercial publishing. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form. BioOne provides integrated, cost-effective access to a thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
BioOne launched their original aggregation, now retroactively dubbed "BioOne.1", with forty titles in 2001. Now at maturity, the collection includes over eighty high-impact publications. BioOne.1 provides the scholarly community with a must-have collection of critical, high quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Most of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked and many have backfile content available via separate subscription to JSTOR's Biological Sciences collection.
BioOne.1 Title List
BioOne.2 is BioOne's new collection, is a response to the immense success of BioOne.1 and offers a new, diverse group of journals a fully-linked and highly functional home on the Web. BioOne.2 currently includes forty high-impact titles, with additional journals to be added through 2008. The majority of BioOne.2 titles, many of which are internationally based, have not been available online until now. A subscription to the BioOne.2 collection includes access to six titles from Japan's UniBio Press.
eHRAF World Cultures (formerlly eHRAF Collection of Ethonography) has a new site.
A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized into cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level.
eHRAF is produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University. The mission of HRAF, a non-profit consortium of universities and colleges, is to encourage and facilitate worldwide and other comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture
The Geography 329 students have been instructed to come into the Map Library to pick up the DMTI CanStreet files that they need for their GIS assignment.
Lori Sugden is home sick and has asked me to make these files available via the Libraries Data Acquisition Service (DAS) server. Lori has arranged with the Loan Desk that the students be directed to me (Kathleen), and/or, to the Reference Desk for help in obtaining these files.
If the GEOG 329 students come to the Reference Desk, please let them know they can download the DMTI CanStreet files (for BC) by connecting to the Libraries Data Acquisition Service web page at http://gateway.uvic.ca/data/default.html.
The students will see a link at the top of the page that reads: For GEOG 329 students. They are to select the link that reads DMTI CanStreet Files.
The students will then see a prompt that asks them to authenticate with their NetLink ID and pswd and will then be taken to the DAS server where they can download the files they need.
If the students need help downloading these DMTI GIS files, please ask them to contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, 721-8271.
Research, Development & Data Services Librarian