Now in TexShare:
The American West and
American Indian Histories and Cultures
- New! Download the information sheet for these databases here.
- New! Watch the 3-minute video about American Indian Histories and Cultures
‘American Indian Histories and Cultures’ is a unique resource that makes available, for the first time, many rare and significant documents from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.
Spanning four hundred years, document types include manuscripts, artworks, speeches and petitions, diaries, correspondence, linguistic and ethnographic studies, photographs, maps, photographs, rare printed books and American Indian newspapers. Full color. Searchable. Multiple added features.
Can I Access These Resources from the TexShare Databases Menu?
Yes! These new resources now appear in on the TexShare menu page. If www.libraryoftexas.org/texshare is your library's method for accessing the TexShare Databases, you and your patrons can begin using them right away. (Remember: you'll need to either be IP-authenticated to see this page or key in your library's TexShare username and password.)
You can also link to these resources from your library's website. See below for details.
Why Do These Databases Ask Me to Login or Register?
Users coming from the TexShare menu or from authenticated links on their libraries' websites *are* being recognized as permitted users, despite the prompts to register or login. AMDigital provides users with the option to create personal accounts. A personal AMDigital account provides access to custom folders and other services that can help users save and organize their research materials. Registering is not required and users can access all content without creating a personal account.
Are Promotional Materials Available?
TexShare is working with AMDigital, the vendor, to create customized promotional materials for these new databases.
Can I Use These Resources on My Mobile Phone or Tablet?
These e-resources are fully compatible with mobile phone and tablet use.
Where Can I Get Training?
Webinars will be scheduled soon. For information, contact TexShare Databases Coordinator Russlene Waukechon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Do I Track Usage Statistics?
Usage statistics for these resources are available directly from AMDigital. To request statistics report for your library, contact AMDigital technical support at email@example.com
Libraries using IP-authentication, proxy servers, or remote patron authentication modules can create direct links to each of these databases. See this page for the complete list.
All other users must access these resources either through the TexShare menu or their local library's online resources page.
How Do I Configure EZProxy for These Databases? Updated!
Add these strings to your EZProxy configuration file, and then build your proxy links based on the URLs above.
Title The American West
Title American Indian Histories and Cultures
How Do I Update My Library's IP Addresses?
Libraries with new, expanded, or retired IP ranges should continue to send those changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, TexShare staff will forward that information to designated technical support contacts at EBSCO, Gale, OCLC, ProQuest, LearningExpress, and AMDigital.
What Other Authentication Methods are Available?
Other authentication methods, such as a "success URL," are available.
For assistance, contact AMDigital technical support at email@example.com
What Domains and IPs?
Some libraries restrict web access to pre-approved domains and IPs. To access these new databases, add these domains and IP addresses to your web server white-lists:
Who's Paying For This?
There's no additional charge for these new History resources. The cost isincluded in your library's annual TexShare Participation Fee.
These and all the of the TexShare Databases are funded by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare Databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.
Can I Get MARC Records for These Resources?
Yes! MARC records are available for download from AMDigital.
Are There Special Terms and Conditions for Use of These Materials?
"Authorised Users" are:
(1) The entire TexShare membership: Academic, Public, Libraries of Clinical Medicine, Texas State Government Agencies including Registrants in the State Library, Talking Book Program; and Public K‐12 school libraries within the State of Texas.
(2) Persons Affiliated with the Licensee and Authorised Users: Full and part time students (including students enrolled in distance education programs offered or sponsored by the Licensee or Authorised Users) and employees (including faculty, staff, alumni, affiliated researchers and independent contractors) of the Licensee and Authorised Users who in all cases need access to the Licensed Materials for the purposes of their research, education or other non‐commercial use. Any off‐campus access shall be provided only for individuals authenticated as affiliated as members of the Licensee's or Authorised User University, Institution or Organisation as defined as the Licensee herein; all Authorised patrons of Public Libraries, Libraries of Clinical Medicine, Public K‐12 School Libraries, Texas State Government Agencies;
(3) Walk‐ins: Patrons not affiliated with the Licensee who are physically present on the Licensee’s and Authorised Users’ premises.
(4) Remote Access: Authorised Users who remotely access the Licensed Content may do so from home or another location, provided, that proper security procedures are undertaken by the Licensee that will prevent remote access by unauthorised users. Licensee shall take all reasonable precautions to limit the usage of the Licensed Content to those specifically Authorised by this Agreement and shall use reasonable efforts to inform its Authorised Users of the provisions of this Agreement. The Licensee and Authorised Users may use the Licensed Materials for the purposes of research, education or other non‐commercial use as set out below:
Unauthorised Use: The Licensee and Authorised Users shall not knowingly permit anyone other than Authorised Users to use the Licensed Materials.
Modification of Licensed Materials: The Licensee and Authorised Users shall not modify, change or develop the Licensed Materials in any way or create a derivative work of the Licensed Materials without the prior written permission of Licensor.
Removal of Copyright Notice: The Licensee and Authorised Users may not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices included in the Licensed Materials.
Commercial Purposes: The Licensee and Authorised Users may not use the Licensed Materials for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of the Licensed Materials.
Downloads: The Licensee and Authorised Users may download, retain, store and use unlimited portions of the Licensed Materials.
Print Copy: The Licensee and Authorised Users may print a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials.
Archival Copy. Upon request of the Licensee and not less than 60 days before the expiration date of the current term of this Agreement, the Licensee may request and receive from Licensor and/or create one (1) copy of the entire set of metadata from the Licensed Materials (including but not limited to PDF images,text files, XM L,XML schema) to be maintained as an "Archival Copy" or as required to exercise the Licensee's rights under Section IX, "Permanent Archival Access/Dark Arch iving", of this Agreement. The Licensee may use the metadata to develop its own locally-hosted version of the Licensed Materials on the condition that the use of that local copy continues to comply with this Agreement.
Course Packs: The Licensee may permit members of the Authorised Users’ faculty or staff to download and print and use for teaching purposes copies of a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for the purpose of making a multi-source collection of information for classroom use (course-pack) to be distributed to students at the Authorised Users’ institution free of charge .
Electronic Reserve: The Licensee and Authorised Users may store in electronic format in secure electronic data files a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for use in connection with specific courses of instruction offered by the Licensee and/or its Authorised Users.
Scholarly Sharing: Authorised Users may transmit to a third party colleague in hard copy or electronically, minimal, insubstantial amounts (defined as no more than 5% [five percent] of the total collection) of the Licensed Materials for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for re-sale.
Re-publication: Authorised Users do not have the right to re-publish any items from the Licensed Materials, unless the Authorised User has first obtained copyright permission from the appropriate copyright holder or archive. Permission from the original source archive/copyright holder in the case of re-publication, figures, tables and brief excerpts from the Licensed Materials in the Authorised User’s own scientific, scholarly and educational works is always necessary and Authorised Users should also obtain correct wording for all citations and credits from the original source archive/copyholder.