Proquest and Gale have made an arrangement whereby users searching EEBO can now specify on the search screen that ECCO records also be returned. This feature has been in place for a number of months now, but although EEBO would successfully return results from ECCO, linking through to the full-image within ECCO would fail. Today Gale implemented a fix for us that has solved that problem.
4 new collections:
- Ferguson-Royce: Pre-Columbian Photography (University of Texas at Austin)
- Architectural photography of Philadelphia by Ralph Lieberman
- Additional images of architecture in Venice from Sarah Quill
- World War I & II postcards and posters
and 1 new collection agreement:
Tibetan and Buddhist Art from Rob Linrothe
The ACLS Humanities E-Book collection recently added more than 500 new titles, including reference works such as the AHA Guide to Historical Literature and the Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum. New primary sources include Columbia University Press’s Records of Civilization series as well as the Collected Writings of Walt Whitman.
ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) has introduced a powerful new search capability for its Digital Library. Using a “guided navigation” approach, it creates a new search results interface, which makes the data available in different views. Users can then segment and display the underlying content in different ways.
For example, a search on the new ACM platform returns standard query results, but also provides dynamic summaries of all the data and content in those results. These summaries instantly change as users select filters and other refinements. Among the refinements applicable to the search are keywords, people, publications, and conferences. Users can also find related journals, magazines, ACM Special Interest Groups, and meetings through the search process.
The new search capability is the latest improvement to the ACM DL. ACM Author Pages were recently instituted to show the collected works of an author, an institutional affiliation, and individual and aggregate citations and download counts. This advance enables users to see which articles are actually downloaded for research and reference. In addition, new methods of citation and content analysis, known as bibliometrics, used to study or measure texts and information, are now associated with each article. They are currently aggregated for authors, and soon will be available for institutions as well. A major effort was recently completed to normalize author and institution names, increasing the speed and accuracy of finding the published works of specific authors and institutions.
More details and screen shots can be found here.
The following journals have been added to the JSTOR archive:
Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Release Content: Vol. 1 (1783) – Vol. 3 (1809);
New Series, Vol. 1 (1833) – New Series, Vol. 19, pt. 2 (1946);
Third Series, Vol. 24 (1957)
Publication of this title ceased in 1957.
Publisher: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Note: No Issues were published from 1947-1956.
Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics (2003-)
Previous Title: Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series A [1961-2002] (0581-572X)
Previous Title: Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series B [1960-2002] (0581-5738)
Previous Title: Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics (1933-1960) [1940-1960] (0036-4452)
Release Content: Vol. 5, No. 1 (1940) – Vol. 22, No. 3/4 (June, 1960);
Vol. 23, No. 1/3 (December, 1960) – Vol. 64, No. 3 (December, 2002);
Vol. 23, No. 1 (February, 1961) – Vol. 64, No. 3, Part 2 (October, 2002);
Vol. 65, No. 1 (February, 2003) – Vol. 66, No. 4 (November, 2004)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Indian Statistical Institute
Note: Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics (1933-1960) split into Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics, Series B and Sankhya: The Indian
Journal of Statistics, Series A which merged to form Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics (2003-).
By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall of APT Bulletin from 3 years to zero:
Release Content: Vol. 36, No. 1 (2006) – Vol. 38, No. 4 (2007)
Moving Wall: Zero
Publisher: Association for Preservation Technology International
By publisher request, JSTOR is decreasing the moving wall of Transactions of the American Philosophical Society from 5 years to 3 years:
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
Release Content: Vol. 93, No. 1 (2003) – Vol. 94, No. 5 (2004)
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Collection agreement: Images from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
ARTstor is partnering with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to share approximately 1,200 images of works by Georgia O’Keeffe.
Collection agreement Beyond the Taj: Architectural Traditions and Landscape Experience in South Asia (Cornell University Library)
Cornell University Library is partnering with ARTstor to share the its Beyond the Taj collection of approximately 6,600 photographs of South Asian architecture. These photographs depict significant works of architecture, cultural traditions, and rituals, and pilgrimage sites throughout India.
Now available in ARTstor: Architecture in Britain images from Brian Davis
In collaboration with Canyonlights World Art Image Bank, ARTstor has digitized approximately 1,600 images of architecture from the archive of Brian Davis. The collection documents architectural and garden sites in Europe, primarily architecture in Britain from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
Now available in ARTstor: Cave temples at Ellora
ARTstor is collaborating with Deepanjana Danda Klein to share her archive of photographs relating to the architecture and sculpture of the rock-cut cave temples at Ellora in Maharashtra, India. This initial release of more than 1,100 images focuses on Buddhist caves, the earliest structures at Ellora, dating from 500 to 700 C.E.
Knovel has just released an upgrade to its interactive tables.
Knovel’s live tables let you visualize your search results–test ranges for ‘what-if’ scenarios, calculate complex equations–then export images and data points for later use in reports and project plans.
Click here for more information on the upgrades, including screen shots and free webinars.
African American Music Reference
Recent additions include six new titles totaling 1,339 pages. As of this update there are 2,672 essays and images from 68 titles and a total of more than 16,848 pages in African American Music Reference. New titles include: The American Negro and His Amazing Music by Tim Dennison, Sr. (Vantage Press, 1963) The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture by Bakari Kitwana (Basic Civitas Books, 2002). The History of the Blues by Francis Davis (Hyperion, 1995) Mellows: A Chronicle of Unknown Singers by Robert Emmet Kennedy (Albert & Charles Boni, Inc., 1925) Riding on a Blue Note: Jazz and American Pop by Gary Giddins (Oxford University Press, 1981) Roosevelt’s Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR by Guido Van Rijn (University Press of Mississippi, 1997). More info.
45 albums (549 tracks) have been added to American Song in the last month, taking the total for this collection up to 1,015 albums (6,996 tracks). New tracks (from Fantasy Records, American Music Preservation Recordings, and King Records), include country, do-wop, rock and roll, spoken word, and sacred music. Sample albums include: The Best of William Billings; Celestial Praises: Music of the Shakers (with interviews); Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg; plus multiple albums from Credence Clearwater Revival, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. More info.
Classical Music Library
This month Alexander Street has released 2,009 new tracks to Classical Music Library including: 20th century compositions from New Albion Records; the works of Tallis Scholars from Gimell Records; and Clear Note Publications’ classical guitar repertoire. Also new to the collection are works from composers Karlheinz Stockhausen, Somei Satoh, Paul Dresher, Morton Feldman, Thomas Weelkes, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tompkins, Schubert, and many more. This continuously growing collection now totals 3,628 albums—more than 55,903 tracks in all. More info.
Classical Scores Library
The addition of 3,607 scores (44,564 pages) takes the total count of this collection to 8,103 scores (173,930 pages). Central to this release is the addition of a wealth of scores originally published by University Music Editions, including Berlioz, Chopin, Cornelius, Glinka, Gretry, Loewe, Marenzio, de Lassus, Palestrina, Rameau, Rossini, Schein, Schubert, Schuetz, Sweelinck, Victoria—84 composers in all. Of the new works added, 1,996 come from the Renaissance period. Also included are 407 Baroque, 377 Classical, 812 Romantic, and two twentieth century scores.
Dance in Video
The addition of 26 videos (39 titles) this month takes this collection up to a total of 94 videos totaling 141 hours of streaming dance performance, documentary, and instructional content. The collection will contain 500 hours at completion. Newly added titles include: interviews with Anna Sokolow and Steve Paxton; tap instructional video by Brenda Bufalino; documentaries featuring Betty Jones, Doris Humphrey, Erick Hawkins, and ballerina Karen Kain as well as a documentary on the making of Eisenstein’s Carmen Ballet. Newly added performances include works for camera choreographed by Molissa Fenley, Anna Halprin, and Eiko Otake. More info.
Opera in Video
Opera in Video features one new title, Beethoven’s Fidelio, performed by the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1990). The collection now totals 42 videos (84 hours); at completion, it will contain more than 500 hours of streaming video footage. More info.
Contemporary World Music
The addition of 36 new albums (414 tracks) from Concord Reocrds, Fantasy Jazz, INEDIT, Nimbus, and Pan Records takes this collection of sounds from every region and continent to a total of 1,012 albums (13,502 tracks). New content includes latin jazz, contemporary folk, flamenco, and electronica. Sample albums include: Mongo Santamaria: Afro Blue – The Picante Collection; A Night With Poncho Sanchez Live: Bailar; Cante Gitano: Gypsy Flamenco from Andalucia; and Bulgarie: Chants De Nedelino – Tradition des Rhodopes. More info.
Gale is about to launch a new interface for the Testing & Education Reference Center.
The new interface offers improved navigational efficiency; the ability to perform a keyword search across all content; and a menu layout that encourages exploration and increased usage. The home page is now divided into six primary content portals:
* High School Tools
* College Prep Tools
* Career Tools
* Graduate School Tools
* Family College Planning Center
Review key highlights of the new interface, where you’ll find:
1. PowerPoint Overview — This presentation showcases the product enhancements
2. Training Calendar — Free Web-based training on the Testing & Education Reference Center.