Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Book Review Index

An index to book reviews from approximately 600 scholarly and popular English-language jounals with links to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.

Book Review Index:

ERC: Mary Cargill

LexisNexis problems

From Deborah Wassertzug:

Important to note that searches in Times of London within LexisNexis will currently yield results from Financial Times (during this "temporary suspension"). More title details below. Please use Factiva for searching Times articles.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:53:40 -0500
From: Fraim, Meg (LNG-BET)
To: 'Discussion of academic services of LexisNexis'

Temporarily suspended means that all content has been temporarily removed from all LexisNexis services due to an interruption in the rights to electronically distribute the content. LexisNexis is actively pursuing renewing the rights. We are modifying the Source List entries for News International publications within LexisNexis Academic and by tomorrow, they should indicate "temporarily suspended" in the coverage field.

Five publications were temporarily removed:
1) The Times and Sunday Times
2) News of the World
3) Times Higher Education Supplement
4) Times Education Supplements
5) The Sun

The Encyclopaedia of Islam

Covers the religion, history, politics, geography, ethnography, and culture of the
Islamic world, as well as the topography and monuments of the major towns and cities of various Islamic countries. Geographical and historical scope encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states. The online edition covers volumes 1-11 of the 2nd edition of the print encyclopaedia.

The Encyclopaedia of Islam:

ERC: Hossein Kamaly

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

student e-mail server down

What more is there to say? No prognosis or ETA of return yet.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Two New E-Resources

International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

IEMA Online is a supplement to LexMA-Online (Lexikon des Mittelalters), the standard encyclopedia for medieval studies. IEMA provides original articles covering the time period 300-1500 CE, in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Co-published with UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Learn more:

ERC: Karen Green


Library of Latin Texts/CLCLT

Contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), including works from the classical period, the most important patristic works, an extensive corpus of Medieval Latin literature as well as works of recentior latinitas. Covers the complete works of Cicero, Virgil, Augustine, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas a Kempis.

Learn more:

ERC: Karen Green

Thursday, March 10, 2005

e-Link update: new version of SFX

e-Link update: new version of SFX
This is a general heads-up that we have installed a new version of the software that drives e-Link. Most of the changes are on the back-end side of things, but there have been some cosmetic changes to the e-Link menu. Compare and contrast:

We'll be making the switch over this afternoon. Please do let me (via know about any problems you encounter or odd menu displays. We've done a fair bit of testing and things look good, but certainly there are bound to be some surprises.



Wednesday, March 09, 2005

color printing

Color printing is now available in the Electronic Data Service facility located in 215 Lehman Library. For $1/page.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

British Humanities Index

Indexes articles, excluding reviews, in more than 320 humanities journals and weekly magazines published in the UK and other English speaking countries, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK.

Learn more:

ERC: Mary Cargill

CLIO locations changes

CLIO locations are changing. After much review and input from public service units, there will be several changes to the way library locations are listed in CLIO records.

We hope these revisions will make the libraries easier to find, and the messages easier to interpret.

--Nearly all Butler locations will include a room number
--Avery locations will begin with the word Avery
--Lehman locations will begin with the word Lehman

We are also following these general guidelines for CLIO locations:

--use upper and lower case
--use square brackets [] for location designations
--use comma before room numbers
--use parentheses to enclose the non-circulating messages
--use a hyphen before a message
--use angle brackets <> for qualifying text

Some examples of the new location displays:

Avery Classics - By appt. (Non-Circulating)
Avery Ware
Butler Media, 208 Butler
Lehman US Government Documents
Precataloging - Request at Butler Circulation

There is a full list of the locations
here: For each location, the top line shows the current CLIO location name and the lower line shows the new name. You may see some superseded locations in the list, as there may be suppresssed records with the superseded location code.

Please send comments and questions to:

CLIO OPAC Subcommittee (
(Gary Bertchume, Marina Chilov, Lois Coleman, Ria Koopmans-de-Bruijn, Russell Merritt, Jill Parchuck, Sarah Witte)

posted by Sarah Witte

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

E-Mail Delays

The Barnard community may be experiencing e-mail delays today. MINS is investigating a denial-of-service spam attack on our incoming mail system while also bringing up our second incoming mail server. Columbia, additionally, had e-mail delays yesterday that may have affected the timely delivery of messages. We will notify the community as soon as these delays pass.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Thomas Sobczak Jr.

from E-Bear 3/1/2005

Google Scholar on LWeb

Retrieves references to books, abstracts, or full text of articles in e-journals,
conference proceedings, preprints, materials in university and scholarly society repositories, etc. available on the Web, while screening out the less authoritative content retrieved by a general Google search.

Learn more

ERC: Bob Scott

Access: free; institutional affiliation based on IP.

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