"Some interesting developments and cancellations have kept" SCP "on [their toes] the last few months." Among the new additions are a bunch of records for the ENGnetBASE DDA (demand driven acquistions) pilot. Also lots of Chinese-language cataloging. Read all about it in the latest SCP Update.
I'm pleased to say that since the service went live in August 2011, the Catalog Department has been able to keep up with the many tracing requests that come in each week. As a result, we have enhanced both the BadCat tracing form and the Tracing Policy.
The form has been updated to include a 7th scenario for tracing urgently needed items, namely those not yet cataloged which have a Millennium order record received date 6 months prior to the current date. The form also now includes a field to include the Millennium order record received date. Both changes are reflected in the revised policy document which can be found either from the BadCat tracing form, or via the Catalog Department's website.
Note: if you have recently viewed this document, you may need to hit the "reload" button on your browser to load the newest version, which is dated 2013/04/10 at the bottom of the document.
Thanks very much to Robert Smith, Michael Meacham, and Lisa Weber for working to get the web and procedural changes into place.
Policymap.com is an online data and mapping tool with applications for students and faculty. It can be used in undergraduate and graduate curriculums related to sociology, urban studies, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business (real estate and marketing), and geography, among others. Users can leverage over 15,000 US data indicators in PolicyMap to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block up to a national level, as well as by creating custom regions, for their research and studies. The indicators are related to demographics, neighborhood conditions, real estate markets, money and income, jobs and economy, education, crime, health, and more. PolicyMap data can be presented as maps, tables, charts and reports that can be incorporated into papers, presentations, blogs and websites. In addition, students can upload unlimited amounts of their own address-based data for use in PolicyMap, and can share these maps with others.
Trial runs through mid-May. Send feedback to David E.
A representative from Emerald Group Publishing will be here on Tuesday, April 23 from 10-11. We will meet in the 212/218 Doe conference area. (The room is keycode access so just knock to have someone let you in.)
Through its membership in the Center for Research Libraries and more specifically CIFNAL, the Library has trial access to L'Harmathèque - a large collection of French language ebooks, articles, films and audio files - through Wednesday, May 1.
L'Harmathèque's multimedia platform offers ebooks, articles, videos, and audio recordings on many subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The content of the ebooks comes from a variety of French publishing imprints, including L'Harmattan, Pagala, Odin, IXE, etc. A full list of included titles can be downloaded in excel.
Currently the platform contains more than 26,000 ebooks, 17,000 articles, 400 films, and 600 audio files available. At least 2,300 new titles are added to the collection annually (the publishers estimate that around 230 ebook titles are added monthly). This impressive number of ebooks covers a wide range of subject areas in the humanities and social sciences, novels, and children's books.
According to the description provided on the web site, article content is from journals and book chapters, although no further selection criteria are given. The videos are primarily documentaries and theatrical productions. The audio collection includes many audiobooks, in a variety of languages.
The interface is in French. In the portals, ebooks are divided by subject into browsable bouquets. An advanced search option allows the user to narrow down the large amount of content.
Ebooks can be read either on the platform's online reader (which requires Flash), or downloaded and read using the free Adobe Digital Editions reader. Viewing the videos requires the use of DivX and the audio content is also available through Flash.
Review on CRL web site
Send feedback to Claude.