Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Scopus - problem with recently added records

In the past two weeks, as part of an initiative to load pre-1996 articles to enrich Scopus content, a large number of articles from Elsevier journals were loaded erroneously into Scopus with incorrect publication year and incomplete source title information.

As a result of this, an incorrect publishing year of 2007 and 2008 has been assigned to these records and only limited source information is available, namely journal title and page numbers. Because of the incomplete information, SFX (find it @ liverpool) links, and the mechanism that is used to remove duplicate articles hasn't worked properly either. As a consequence, the records are incorrectly appearing in search alerts as well.

A solution to resolve this issue is already in place and Scopus expect the records with the incorrect information to be removed from Scopus by the end of next week.

Scopus apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Monday, January 28, 2008

TRIAL: Business Monitor Online

We have a trial of Business Monitor Online until 28th Feb.

To access this trial go to
http://www.businessmonitor.com/login/ and login with the trial username and password.

Business Monitor Online offers total and up-to-the-minute access to BMI's content: daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly services covering political risk, finance, macroeconomic performance, outlook and forecast, industry sectors and the business operating environment. It offers sophisticated search, download and navigation tools for all of BMI's analysis, data, forecasts, ratings and reports on more than 175 countries.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

TRIAL: Encyclopedia of Popular Music

We have a trial of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music until 23rd February.

To access this trial go to http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com. Off-campus users should access this trial through the Windows Terminal Service (go to http://wts.liv.ac.uk/, login with your MWS username and password, click on the Web folder, click on the Internet Explorer icon, then point that browser to http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com). If we were to subcribe to this resource we would of course set up off-campus access via EZproxy as usual.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes the following features:


  • 27,000 entries, with regular updates and new content
  • Extensive coverage of popular music of all genres including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals and world music
  • Thousands of entries covering genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues and music festivals
  • Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided, along with complete discographies
  • Excellent search and browse functionality, printer-friendly format, and export citations
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TRIAL: Who's Who / Who Was Who

We have a trial of the online version of Who's Who and Who Was Who until 23rd February.

To access this trial go to http://www.ukwhoswho.com. Off-campus users should access this trial through the Windows Terminal Service (go to http://wts.liv.ac.uk/, login with your MWS username and password, click on the Web folder, click on the Internet Explorer icon, then point that browser to http://www.ukwhoswho.com). If we were to subcribe to this resource we would of course set up off-campus access via EZproxy as usual.

These resources include the following features:

  • 33,000 entries from the latest edition of Who's Who
  • Nearly 90,000 entries from every volume of Who Was Who
  • Detailed information for each person including - full name, titles, birth date, family history, education, honours, career, and contact details
  • Intuitive search and browse options
  • Custom-built for biographical searching

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

National E-Books Survey

As part of the JISC E-Books Observatory Project, the CIBER research group at University College London have been commissioned to carry out a national survey about e-books. Please complete this survey as a high response rate will make it much more useful. To complete the survey, please see the further information for students or teaching staff. The survey closes at midnight on Friday 15 February.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Times Higher Education now free online

Times Higher Education (the re-branded magazine that used to be the Times Higher Education Supplement newspaper) is now freely available online at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/. The site includes a free archive back to 28th October 1994. A link to this site now appears in the library catalogue, and it will appear in the searchable SFX journals list from Saturday 12th January.

TRIAL: Water Intelligence Online

We have a trial of Water Intelligence Online until 31st March 2008.

To access this trial go to
Water Intelligence Online. Off-campus access is available via the Windows Terminal Service. If we subscribed we would set up access via EZproxy.

Water Intelligence Online provides access to a wealth of reference books, research reports, research papers and conference proceedings covering water, wastewater and related environmental topics.

A subscription to Water Intelligence Online would give online access to the archive of IWA Publishing books and research reports including AwwaRF reports, in addition to new publications in the current year. The archive comprises over 90 major reference books, 150 research reports, from AwwaRF, The European Commission and other publications. Note that WERF reports are not included in the trial and would not be included in a subscription. They are available on a pay-per-view basis only.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

TRIAL: The Economist 1843-2003 (again)

The complete facsimile run of The Economist until 2003 is now available online with an open trial until 8th February 2008. We previously trialled it in Oct/Nov 2007 when it 70% complete.

To access The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2003 go to
http://www.galeuk.com/economistopen.

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