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February 2006 Service Pack

See message belor from Cassandra Targett regarding Feb 2006 service pack and new procedures for Service Packs in general.

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Africana Studies Databases Added

I added two no-fee databases that Holly Snyder had included in her LRG since both contained a search function and were easily configurable:
African Studies Abstracts Online
Contemporary Africa Database

InfoGate Resources Spreadsheet

I output a Knowledge Base report for active resources in the MetaLib Admin module and compared this to the MySQL tables to make sure everything was in sync. I’ve uploaded the file and added a link to the permanent links section of the blog. I’ll overwrite the file with subsequent reports. See: InfoGate Resources (excel)
Stats as of May 27, 2006:
Total active Resources in InfoGate: 562 + 84 Library Resource Guides
— Subscription Resources: 267
— Free Resources: 295 (+84 LRGs)
Stats as of Feb. 12, 2006:
Total active Resources in InfoGate: 515 + 84 Library Resource Guides
— Subscription Resources: 272
— Free Resources: 243 (+84 LRGs)
This file contains the same basic data as the web lists (minus the subject assignments) but is sortable. It can be used to find subscription resources lacking a copyright notice or free resources lacking “GUEST” secondary affiliation (necessary for them to appear off campus), or any resource lacking a ‘type’, etc.

Subject Assignment Update, February 2006

RLC polled SR members for changes they wanted to make in their subject assignments and received input from Ned, Holly, DC, SLT, and Lee. (See spreadsheet)
I ran the screen-scraping script. (See report generated by the script.) The web list of subject assignments is now up-to-date.
Since these selections were made, these resources have been added to InfoGate:

Library Literature and Information Science
Humanities International Index (added to Comp Lit, French, French Hist, Lang Stud, Ling, Greek, Slavic)
PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database
African Studies Abstracts Online (added to Africans Studies (Africa))
Contemporary Africa Database (added to Africans Studies (Africa))

PsycArticles Change

PsychArticles now via EBSCO
Inactivated old IRD (BRN02914); Activated BRN02925; changed subject assignments; updated MySQL (jmr)

CKB Update, 1/31/06

CKB Update, 1/31/06

    Resource Added:

  • PEDro – Physiotherapy Evidence Database
  • RAMBI Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
    Resources Updated & Tested:

  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
  • PsycINFO (SP)
  • BioMed Central via SCIRUS
  • CogPrints via SCIRUS
  • E-Print ArXiv via SCIRUS
  • NASA via SCIRUS
  • US Patent and Trademark Office via SCIRUS
  • Ethnic Newswatch and ENW
  • JSTOR
    Further Work to be done:

  • Cochrane Library – ok, 5/226/06, jmr)
  • Inspec (EBSCO) – ok, 5/226/06, jmr)