Archive for July, 2008

Recording of Brown-bag: Mining BC’s Subject Guides

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The recording of the Brown-bag presentation: Mining BC’s Subject Guides is now available on the Librarians’ Portal.
To access it, go to:
Or, on the Librarians’ Portal, go to the Professional Development tab, then click on “Recordings of Previous Sessions”.

Camosun Library Server Migration

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

From Margie at Camosun:
We are moving to a new server during July 16, 17 & 18 which will, obviously, affect service to our website and resources. Currently, there is a notice on our library homepage about the upgrade; on the morning of the 16th, this will be replaced with a page that has info about and links to, what is available (including AA) depending on whether you are on or off campus. Off campus access is not available for ALL our databases so there will be a list of what is/is not available.

Blackwell/Wiley Content Access Issues

Monday, July 7th, 2008

A tip from one of our service providers:
Blackwell journals may not be available online because of a less than smooth merger with Wiley InterScience.
UBC has a good explanation of the issues here
I had a couple of patrons on AskAway (one from UVic and one from UBC) both asking why they were being sent to a commercial site even though they logged in through their library.