Archive for April, 2009|Monthly archive page
See article “Harder than you think” in IGeLU 2008 newsletter http://igelu.org/files/webfm/public/documents/newsletters/IGeLU_Newsletter_2008-1.pdf on using MetaLib statistical reports to gather info about resources that generate errors.
Scripts are on EL Commons
MetaLib Automatic Monthly Statistics Gathering Script
In conjunction with work on quicksets, these ProQuest newspapers are now working in ML:
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Wall Street Journal (1889 – 1991)
New York Times (1851 – 2005)
ProQuest Newspapers (current)
Providence Journal, 1983 – current
Los Angeles Times, 1985 – current
New York Times, 1980 – current
Chicago Tribune, 1985 – current
New York Times Book Review (added to book reviews quickset)
To be done (need to be added to metalib table when activated):
list at: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?RQT=317&SQ=*&vDBID=5&Grp=1
The Atlanta Daily World (1931 – 2003)
Chicago Tribune (1849 – 1986)
Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1986)
New York Amsterdam News: 1922-1993
Washington Post (1877 – 1992)
In setting up New Quicksets at David S’s request, the following changes were made in the KB:
Switched to IndexData z39 config (BRN04265) from ‘link to’ config (BRN02942)
Updated metalib, metalib_dbs2cats, and metalib2programs tables
No MetaLib config; configured locally.
Added to MetaLib table & ebooks list
Open Content Alliance
Activated MetaLib config; Added to MetaLib table & ebooks list
Business Source Complete
Activated Business Source Complete; Deactivated Business Source Premier
[Noticed that BSP was returning an error; did not know that we had upgraded]
Updated metalib and metalib2programs tables:
set BRN_id = “BRN04029″
WHERE BRN_id = “BRN02492″
Nineteen LRGs had been using BSC in a metasearch; those are now switched to BSC
Two ML category assignments were switched to BSC
This query identifies them:
SELECT * FROM `metalib_dbs2cats`
left join metalib_categories using (meta_cat_id)
WHERE BRN_id = “BRN02492″
Updated “in a Hurry?” and “Social Science” quicksets
New XML gateway config; send IP to vendor; CKB# unchanged
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text
Changed title from Digital Dissertations; Search was returning 0 hits; Needed database code (G647) which was not included in config notes.
Tried once again to get the “full text icon” to show on ML result screens to no avail.
Followed instructions in User Interface Guide 4.1.X
15.7.3 “Full Text Button in Full/Table/Brief Views of Record”
To implement this option in the Full, Table, and Brief views:
1 Change the following setting in the ./metalib_conf/www_server.conf file:
setenv check_full_text_avail N
setenv check_full_text_avail ALL
2 Exit and save the changes to the file.
3 Enter the following command to restart the Web servers;
The FTEXT field, with subfield $$a, appears both in the original and in the converted record display.
A Y or N in this field indicates whether full text is available for the particular record.
There is no FTEXT field in the record.
We should investigate enabling peer review buttons – User Interface Guide 4.3, page 110