Archive for the ‘Configurations’ Category


At some point the EBSCO hostname:port changed from to
This change was made for Business Source complete but not for other EBSCO databases. On 12/22/09 I changed the hostname:port for the databases below and all are now working again.
— Academic Search Premier
— ATLA Religion Database
— Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
— EconLit
— Gender Studies Database
— GeoRef
— Humanities International Database
— LGBT Life
— Library, Information Science
— Military & Government Collection
— MLA Directory of Periodicals
— MLA International Bibliography
— Philosopher’s Index
— PsycArticles
— PsycInfo
— Religion and Philosophy Collection
— Regional Business News
— SocIndex with Full Text
These databases were switched from a local to the Ex Libris config. Links to categories were changed in the ML Categories Admin and in the metalib, metalib2programs, and metalib_dbs2cats tables.
— ABSEES (BRN03310 ->BRN03570)
— Environmental Issues & Policy Index (BRN03115 -> BRN03272)
— Global Health (BRN03444 -> BRN05283)
— Index Islamicus (BRN03276 -> BRN04872)
— International Political Science Abstracts (BRN03117 -> BRN04068) (both were activated)
— LGBT Life (BRN03113 -> BRN04003) (both were activated; neither worked)
— MLA Directory of Periodicals (BRN03116 -> BRN04469)
— SocIndex with Full Text (BRN03741 -> BRN03988) (both were activated; neither worked)
These databases were active with no config or not activated at all. The list of current Brown EBSCO subscriptions is at:,uid&profile=ehost
All have now been activated and are cross-searchable.
— Philosopher’s Index (BRN02528 -> BRN04846) (no config)
— PsycCritiques (BRN04848)
— Pre-CINAHL (Material is now available in CINAHL)
Platform Changed to EBSCO but ML not changed!:
(These are currently not working – note sent to ACN – does vendor need to enable?)
— America: History and Life (from ABC-CLIO) (BRN03721 -> BRN04576)
— Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (BRN03743 -> BRN04599)
— Historical Abstracts (BRN03720 -> BRN04577)

Quick Set Changes – New Configurations

Biological Abstracts now on Thompson, not Silver Platter
BRN02637 –> BRN03740 (Database & category changes made)
Lecture Notes in Mathematics
BRN03502 –> BRN05137 (Database & category changes made)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
BRN03493 –> BRN05063 (Database & category changes made)
Lecture Notes in Physics
BRN05138 (Added to ML Physics category)

ebooks, April 2009

In setting up New Quicksets at David S’s request, the following changes were made in the KB:
Project Gutenberg
Switched to IndexData z39 config (BRN04265) from ‘link to’ config (BRN02942)
Updated metalib, metalib_dbs2cats, and metalib2programs tables
Updated quicksets
Internet Archive
No MetaLib config; configured locally.
Added to MetaLib table & ebooks list
Open Content Alliance
Activated MetaLib config; Added to MetaLib table & ebooks list

Library Catalog Config

In order to get the library catalog searches to work in Quick Sets there has to be an entry for “optimal” Search Type in Term Transformations. I just copied the “all fields” value.