Monday, January 19, 2009

Taylor & Francis collections for 2009

From 2009 we will no longer subscribe to the Taylor & Francis Full Collection, but will instead subscribe to their Social Sciences and Humanities collection, together with the new Informa Healthcare collection.

This change was precipitated by the transfer of the Taylor & Francis medical and healthcare journals to Informa Healthcare, a separate division of Informa plc.

Our analysis showed that it was only the medical content within the Taylor & Francis STM Collection that meant that the overall collection provided acceptable value for money. The 'rump' Science & Technology collection would have provided us with poor value. Furthermore, there were several poor value subscriptions tied into the ST Collection, and by dropping the collection we have been able to cancel the worst of these.

The consequences of this decision are:

We can still access over 700 Social Sciences and Humanties journals on the Informaworld platform. Our access typically extends back to 1997 and we will update our records, as previous years have been digitised since we originally catalogued this collection.

We have lost access to about 300 Science & Technology journals on the Informaworld platform. Where we hold (or held) individual subscriptions to titles in this collection we will still have access (to the subscribed years).

We have temporarily lost access to nearly 160 Medicine and Healthcare journals on the Informaworld platform. Once our subscription to the Informa Healthcare collection is active we will once again be able to access these journals, back to Volume 1.

We will soon have access to all titles on the Informa Pharma Sciences site (where we currently access Current Medical Research and Opinion) back to Volume 1. This will include the Expert Opinion series of titles (and about 20 title which are also hosted on Informaworld).

We will continue to be access the complete backfiles over 120 journals in the following subject areas:

Behavioral Science (i.e. Psychology)
Business, Management and Economics
Geaography, Planning, Urban and Environment

because we (or JISC) have purchased the backfiles in perpetuity.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Multi-Science e-journals collection now available

We now have access to all of the journals published by Multi-Science Publishing. We have licenced this collection as part of the Knowledge Exchange initiative.

We previously subscribed to 5 Multi-Science journals:

Building Acoustics
International Journal of Architectural Computing
International Journal of Space Structures
Journal of Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and Active Control
Wind Engineering

but our online access only extended back to the year that our subcription started.

This new collection provides access to all available years (usually back to 1999 or 2000) and currently includes 9 additional titles:

Adsorption Science and Technology
Advances in Structural Engineering
Energy & Environment
Energy Exploration & Exploitation
International Journal of Aeroacoustics
The International Journal of Multiphysics
International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
Journal of Algorithms & Computational Technology
Noise & Vibration Worldwide

Multi-Science are launching 7 new titles in 2009 and we will have access to these titles too:

International Journal of Aerospace Innovations
International Journal of Innovation Science
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles
The Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics
International Journal of Flow Control
International Journal of Emerging Multidisciplinary Fluid Sciences

The agreement is due to last until 31st December 2011 but we are free to opt-out at the end of 2009 or 2010.

TheScientificWorldJournal now available

We now have access to the multidiscplinary science e-journal TheScientificWorldJournal. This journal has been made freely available to all HE and FE institutions and Research Councils as part of the Knowledge Exchange initiative, following central funding from JISC Collections.

The journal covers science subjects raging from biomedicine to environmental sciences with selected articles grouped together by subject in domains and clusters.


The agreement provides us with access to all articles published since the journal launched, and runs until 31st December 2011. At the end of 2011, JISC Collections will renew the agreement, continuing to make the 2001 to 2011 content freely available.