ProQuest: HeritageQuest Intro to *NEW* Interface Webinars

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HeritageQuest

Did you know that HeritageQuest Online is now powered by Ancestry.com? Join us for our New HeritageQuest Online powered by Ancestry.com What’s New webinar! One of our talented ProQuest Training & Consulting Partners will walk you through all of the exciting changes. This course covers the new search pages for the Census, Books, Revolutionary War, and Freedman’s Bank collections, new content, new Interactive Image Viewer and save/print/email tools, and the new Research Aids and Maps features. You will also see how to access support, help pages, and the new LibGuide. Registration is limited – so register early!

Registration Available:

http://bit.ly/1xjc4jC

Your trainer: Jeff Cutler

All sessions will last approximately 1 hour

Schedule of training:

Date Time Topic
4/2/201512:30 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/6/201511:30 am The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/9/20152:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/13/20156:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry
4/28/20154:00 pm The New HeritageQuest Online, powered by Ancestry

HeritageQuest® Online

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest Online delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of the following core data sets:

-U.S. Federal Censuses

-Genealogy and Local History Books

-Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive

-Revolutionary War Records

-Freedman’s Bank Records

-U.S. Serials Set

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **JSTOR Journal Archive ** (Order Forms due May 15, 2015)

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JSTOR is launching the Arts & Sciences XIV journal archive of 125 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. This offer includes pricing that discounts the one time “archive capital fee” by 17-25% and details a way in which institutions that have most of the Arts & Sciences collections can qualify for 25% savings on the ongoing “annual access fee”.

SCELC institutions’ future discounts depend on group purchasing volume, so we’ve lowered and waived our annual surcharge to encourage all SCELC insitutions to acquire their JSTOR collections through SCELC.

For more information please see:

http://scelc.org/offers/jstor-arts-sciences-xiv-culture-communication-journal-archive

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

310-728-6798

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **JSTOR ebooks ** (Order Forms due May 22, 2015)

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JSTOR and SCELC are pleased to introduce a new offer for Books at JSTOR. JSTOR offers purchase options for more than 20,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform. ‘Micro’ Subject Collection Sets and Demand Driven purchase-based options are available at significant SCELC discounts. Collection set list prices start as low as $850, and the minimum DDA deposit is $2500 (especially negotiated for SCELC’s smaller libraries).

For more information please see: http://scelc.org/offers/jstor-ebooks

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

offers@scelc.org

310-728-6798

 

 

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HeritageQuest Gets a New Look

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One Week to Go!
HeritageQuest Online, Powered by Ancestry

On March 4, HeritageQuest® Online’s interface will automatically be getting a new look!

The new interface, powered by Ancestry, will result in a number of updates that will make the product easier for your genealogy patrons to use.

How can you prepare? Five Easy Steps.

Step 1: Go about your research as usual. The switch to the new version of HeritageQuest Online will occur on March 4 and will be automatic. And, all existing authentication methods will remain in place and intact.

Step 2: Let your patrons know! If they’ve used Ancestry in the past, this interface will have a similar look and feel! From the user-friendly home page to cool and helpful features such as new Research Aids and interactive Census Maps, it’s a whole new, refreshing experience.

Step 3: Stay informed. Visit http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/ for more details about the upcoming conversion and the new content being added.

Step 4: Check out the upcoming training schedule and register for a class. Sessions start on February 27.

Step 5: Forward this email to others in your institution, or subscribing partners who may be interested.

We’re excited about the upcoming changes and hope you are, too!

 

 

 

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ProQuest Service Alert

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On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours. Regional times for this maintenance window are shown below:

  • Central Standard Time (CST): Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. for five (5) hours

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • Research databases
    • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
    • ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
    • ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
    • Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
    • CultureGrams
    • eLibrary (all editions)
    • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
    • ProQuest Obituaries
    • ProQuest Research Companion
    • SIRS (all editions)
  • Dissertation publishing
    • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator
  • Reference management/Research support tools
    • RefWorks
    • COS Funding Opportunities
    • COS Scholar Universe
  • Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
    • Books in Print®
    • LibraryThing for Libraries™
    • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

ProQuest apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact ProQuest Technical Support (tsupport@proquest.com) if you have questions or need assistance.

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Gale to Improve GVRL Platform

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On April 2, 2015, a number of enhancements will be released to GVRL (including Twayne’s Authors OnlineScribner Writers Online and Genealogy Connect) and all resources within the InfoTrac and In Context families, including the PowerSearch platform.

These enhancements are designed to:

Increase accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness

  • Improve usability for both desktop and mobile researchers
  • Create a common user experience across some of our most popular resources

These changes are primarily aesthetic in nature and will not affect the features and functionality of the resources.

Infographic  explains the value of these changes to libraries and end-users.

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Celebrate Texas History Month with Adam Matthew

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To celebrate Texas History Month  Adam Matthew presents a new 30 minute training webinar.  This free webinar is a tour of The American West and American Indian Histories and Cultures databases.

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015: 1pm-1:30pm (CT)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015: 12pm-12:30pm (CT)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015: 11am-11:30am (CT)

Register for this training and please contact Alex Butler if you have questions about the training.

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Important Update HeritageQuest

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Coming March 4, 2015!
HeritageQuest® Online, powered by Ancestry

Important changes to HeritageQuest Online are coming in March.

What does this mean for you?

This HeritageQuest Online transition to a new Ancestry interface will happen automatically—no changes will need to be made by you or your library on the transition date. The new version will result in a number of improvements that will make it easier to use, add new content, and help streamline the research process for genealogists.

For more details about the upcoming conversion, visit http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/.

Summary of key changes

  • Access: The conversion to the new version will be automatic.  No changes will need to be made by libraries.
  • Authentication: All existing authentication methods will remain in place and intact, including static IP address, referring URL, barcode, and embedded username and password.
  • Browser Requirements: HeritageQuest Online will be optimized to perform best on current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or newer (we recommend IE 11+).
  • Content Enhancements: Including complete U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 with images and every-name indexes for all decades, and much more.
  • Enhanced functionality: All-new image viewer with grayscale or color images.

Visit http://go.proquest.com/HQO_Update/ for the latest updates.

Feel free to forward this email to others in your institution, or subscribing partners who may be interested.

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New EBSCOpost

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EBSCO is committed to serving the needs of the library community, and their latest endeavor is no different. EBSCO is launching a site to help the community stay informed about what is taking place in the rapidly evolving and increasingly complex world of libraries — the EBSCOpost blog.

You can start reading the blog at www.ebsco.com/blog. EBSCOpost will be highlighting the latest EBSCO developments and resources, but it will also be a place to hear the perspectives of some of the dedicated EBSCO employees, partners and customers on library news, trends, issues, advancements and technological innovations.

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Altmetric for Institutions** (Order Forms due March 30, 2015)

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Digital Science and SCELC are pleased to offer Altmetric for Institutions: a new product designed to track, monitor and report on the broader impact of your institution’s research output.  This SCELC-only early adopter offer is available to institutions that begin a subscription by March 31, 2015, who will receive this additional discount through 2016, and SCELC has negotiated an additional pricing band, making Altmetric more affordable for teaching-focused institutions.

For more information please see:

http://scelc.org/offers/altmetric-for-institutions

Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from memberaffiliate and partner institutions can register for an account or request a new password using the Register link at the top right hand corner of every SCELC webpage.

Jason Price:
310-728-6798
jprice@scelc.org

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