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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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    
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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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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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