OCLC System Upgrade

All services unavailable 3 January 2015 for technology upgrade

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

OCLC will notify members as services come back online following this upgrade; real-time System Alerts will be posted to the OCLC Support website throughout the day. Please contact OCLC’s Customer Support team should you have any questions prior to the migration.

While OCLC scheduled this maintenance event to occur during a slower time for many of their member libraries, they understand that this event still impacts many. OCLC apologizes in advance for any disruption to you and your users.

OCLC thanks you for your support.

OCLC is committed to the ongoing enhancement of their systems, infrastructure and processes, and will continue to advance their delivery to you.

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EBSCO Updates Spanish Language Content

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EBSCO is discontinuing the Spanish-language database Economia y Negocios on December 31. This resource is currently part of the TexShare’s core database offerings.

As a replacement for TexShare member libraries, EBSCO will upgrade Fuente Academica, currently part of the TexShare core, to Fuente Academica Premier at no additional cost.

TexShare libraries that provide direct access to licensed resources will need to remove their Economia y Negocios link on or before December 31. Additionally, access to Fuente Academica Premier will require an updated URL:

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=fua

Fuente Academica Priemier is a rapidly growing collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, covering all major subject areas and designed to make academic research readily accessible in PDF format. Users enjoy relevant search results due to detailed abstracts in multiple languages and EBSCO’s comprehensive indexing of every article. Fuente Académica Premier offers the full text for more than 650 publications and 30 academic books from 18 countries. Fuente Académica Premier covers all major subject areas with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology. Continuously expanding archives include Boletín del CEMLA (1955 – present) and the complete backfile of Darwiniana, published since 1922.

 

 

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TexShare Training Calendar

See the complete list of currently-scheduled TexShare training webinars.

Archived TexShare training webinars are available here.

UPCOMING TRAINING    
DATETIMETOPICINFOVENDOR
6/2/1510amGale Resource EnhancementsInfo/RegisterGale/Cengage
6/4/151pmPrimary Sources in American Histories and Cultures and American WestInfo/RegisterAdam Matthew
6/18/151pmPrimary Sources in American Histories and Cultures and American WestInfo/RegisterAdam Matthew
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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Business Expert Press & Momentum Press** (Order Forms due Dec 4, 2014)

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BEP

Momentum

SCELC and Business Expert Press are pleased to offer SCELC libraries attractive discounts on BEP’s collection of more than 400 concise and applied ebooks.  BEPs ebooks are licensed under library-friendly policies including unlimited simultaneous use, no DRM, downloadable book-level PDFs, and no annual access fees.

Annual collections of these books are available for one time purchase with FTE-based discounts, or libraries can choose to purchase title-by-title via an evidence-based approach. This offer also includes an evidence-based offer for Momentum Press engineering ebooks. Since BEP operates under an annual purchase model, all current customers are eligible for this discounted pricing (i.e. for any collections they don’t yet own).

For more information please see:

http://scelc.org/offers/business-expert-press-momentum-press-engineering-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:
310-728-6798
jprice@scelc.org

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **New York Times** (Order Forms due Dec 5, 2014)

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SCELC is participating in an inter-consortial offer that allows participating academic libraries to provide an “academic pass” to the New York Times web edition. This access is identical to that provided by an individual subscription.

For more information please see:

http://scelc.org/offers/nytimescom-academic-pass

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.

For more information contact:

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

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Digital Loeb Classical Library** (Order Forms due November 20, 2014)

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Harvard University Press and SCELC are pleased to offer the brand new digital Loeb Classical Library.

The Loeb Classical Library was designed to bring the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world “within the reach of all who care for the finer things in life.” This gold standard of classical study has now been produced online, allowing readers to enjoy its Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations in familiar as well as surprising new ways.

For more detail and to order, please see: http://scelc.org/offers/digital-loeb-classical-library

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.

For more information contact:

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

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **nature.com Complete** (Order Forms due Dec 10, 2014)

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Order Form Due Date: 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Offer Summary:

nature.com Complete provides unlimited access to all unsubscribed journal content hosted on the nature.com platform, including archived content and archive products. Pricing is based on 2013 nature.com ‘access denied’ attempts.  As such, in order to participate, institutions must have had a site license subscription to at least one title hosted on the nature.com for the entirety of 2013.

 For more detail please see: http://scelc.org/offers/naturecom-complete-ejournal-package

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.

For more information contact:

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

310-728-6798

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New From Gale “Highlights and Notes” for Artemis

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As eBooks and digital resources have become more popular, a problem has presented itself: how can a user easily take notes without opening a separate program?  In Artemis Literary Sources and for TexShare members with subscriptions to Gale’s Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) Gale has developed a solution to this problem.

Highlights and Notes tool, scheduled to launch on or around Tuesday September 30th, 2014 allows users of the digital resources listed above to select text from an eBook or article, highlight the important sections, add their own notes, and save it to a new “Highlighted Articles” page where it can be accessed or exported, during each user’s session (no user account required).

Download tip sheet with useful information for staff.

Highlights and Notes_forArtemisandGVRL_TexShare

WHAT IS ARTEMIS?
Gale Artemis: Literary Sources
provides workflow tools and features that are brand new to the Gale Literature Collections – term clusters, term frequency graphs, search assist functionality, mobile compatibility, and interface translation, along with an easier and more dynamic search.

ARTEMIS has been enabled for TexShare libraries.

 

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New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! **Boopsie Mobile Apps for Libraries** (Order Forms due Dec 4, 2014)

 

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Order Form Due Date:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Offer Summary:

SCELC and Boopsie are pleased to offer discounted pricing for Boopsie for Libraries, a library-branded native mobile device application. Boopsie is making it more affordable than ever for libraries to launch a Boopsie app by waiving the implementation fee and providing significant ongoing discounts for their full-feature product. Current Boopsie subscribers also qualify for these discounts when they move or renew their subscriptions through SCELC !

For more detail please see: http://scelc.org/offers/boopsie-library-branded-mobile-apps

(Pricing information is hidden until you log in. Library staff from member, affiliate 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.)

Thank you for your interest.

For more information please contact

Jason Price (on behalf of SCELC offers)

310-728-6798

 

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EBSCO Webinar Training Schedule September 2014 – May 2015

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Upcoming Free TexShare Database Training Webinars From EBSCOhost and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission – September 2014 – May 2015

 

All sessions are listed in Central time

All sessions will be recorded

Instructor: Lisa Jones

 

Workshop NameTime & DateDescriptionRegister
Homework Help and School OutreachWednesday, September 24, 2014 – 2pmPublic Librarians will want to join in on the Homework Help and School Outreach session where we will explore different grade-level topics within the Texas State Curriculum to find online resources to assist the younger patron and anyone doing school outreach. Reading level limiters, Primary Source Documents and using the MYEBSCOhost folder as a resource evaluation tool will be demonstrated. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Exploring Literary Reference CenterWednesday, October 15, 2014 – 3pmThe unique Literary Reference Center database contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present. LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Using the Small Business Reference CenterTuesday, November 4, 2014 – 1pm Join us to find out more about the Small Business Reference Center interface where we will browse books and articles using top business categories, entrepreneurial subject areas and find advice for creating business plans that lead to successful funding. We’ll also look at the business videos that provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Health Resources—New Year = New You!Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 2pmThe new year is around the corner and there are multiple databases that have helpful health information available for your users to get closer to their goals. Join us to explore the content found in Health Source, AHFS and Masterfile where we will use varied search terms to find articles from Shape, Vibrant Life, Better Nutrition, Men’s Health, Fit Pregnancy, Yoga Journal, Psychology Today, Journal on Active Aging and many more. Finding articles to print that will compliment your New Years displays, setting up journal alerts and saving items to folders will also be demonstrated. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here
Let’s Learn About EBSCO AdministrationThursday, January 22, 2015 – 3pm This session is intended for library administrators and others who would like to learn more about the customization options within your EBSCOhost resources. We’ll provide a detailed overview of the key features and functionality including: setting up your searching defaults, customizing colors/branding; integration of outside sites (LibGuides, Blackboard); creating customized search boxes; and running usage reports. Click Here

EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New FeaturesTuesday, February 3, 2015 - 10am This is for the new user or for anyone wanting to brush-up on their searching skills. We’ll demonstrate Basic and advanced searching techniques using a few of the most popular databases. Learn how to use folders, search and journal alerts and more. Join us during this hour and bring any questions that you may have about your databases and how to search them within EBSCOhost.Click Here
Searching Your Newspaper CollectionThursday, March 12, 2015 – 1pm Local, national and international papers will be searched to find historical and current events during this session. Articles from USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and more will be found. Advanced searching features will be covered to include searching the full-text of the articles and setting up search alerts. Bring your questions and suggested search topics to class and we will discover new ways to use this great resource.Click Here
Do it Yourself Home Improvement and Small Engine RepairWednesday, April 8, 2015 - 11am Let’s search within the Home Improvement Reference Center to find full-text content from leading home improvement magazines. We’ll explore images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. Topics covered include remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects and more. We will also cover the Small Engine Reference Center that holds user-friendly repair guides for all types of small engines. Find reference books, photos, illustrations and diagrams by searching product type, brand, model/engine type model numbers and more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.Click Here

Summer Craft Ideas with Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterTuesday, May 5, 2015 - 1pmHobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. This database provides full text from leading hobby and craft magazines covering the topics of gardening, needlecrafts, scrapbooking, collecting and much more. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources. Click Here

 

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