Filed Under: Databases
Posted June 12, 2013
NoveList Adds Tools for Finding Visual Appeal
Illustration appeals describe the visual impact of book illustrations. Are the drawings colorful and bold? Photographic? Or maybe dark and nightmarish? Having access to this information helps readers identify books with their favorite style of imagery. Readers who love highly visual genres such as graphic novels or picture books will now be able to pinpoint books that appeal to them visually.
Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.
Posted May 24, 2013
Changes to HBR Article Access for Business Source Customers
There will be some changes to the access to Harvard Business Review in Business Source Complete coming in August 2013.
Please see the following announcement from EBSCO.
As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing. Further, customers buying a site license will not be impacted.
As you are likely aware, full-text licensing agreements with publishers are subject to change in all databases, and EBSCO is committed to providing our customers with as much advance notice as possible on full-text content changes as often as we possibly can. With that said, we would like to inform you that as of August 1, 2013, all databases containing HBR will experience a change for 500 of the articles. These articles will become read-only, and will be clearly marked as such.
For example, in Business Source Complete, there are currently 12,824 full-text articles from HBR, and 12,324 will continue to have the existing access functionality. If libraries wish to prevent the read-only limitation on these 500 articles, and expand usage rights to all 12,824 HBR articles to include course use, they should contact Harvard Business Publishing for expanded rights. For an upgrade fee, Harvard Business Publishing offers full course use rights for all articles. For pricing information please contact us at email@example.com.
We thank you for your understanding, and please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Posted December 18, 2012
Discover GALILEO is mobile friendly!
EBSCO Discovery Service, the service that powers Discover GALILEO, and other EBSCOhost databases (e.g., Academic Search Complete, MasterFILE Elite, MAS Ultra, etc.) use mobile detection technology to recognize whether or not users are connecting from a mobile device. Users accessing from mobile phones are automatically directed to the mobile version of the interface. See the Mobile GALILEO handout: http://about.galileo.usg.edu/docs/materials_docs/MobileGALILEO.pdf
Because EBSCO now autodetects mobile devices, the GALILEO links to the EBSCO mobile view are no longer necessary, so we will be removing those from your GALILEO pages tomorrow. If you have added links to the EBSCO mobile view on your library site, please remove these as they will no longer work.
If you have any questions or need more information, please use the GALILEO Contact Us form or contact the ITS Help Desk at email@example.com or 1-888-875-3697.
Posted October 11, 2012
Mercer Cluster Archive now available in GALILEO
The Mercer Cluster Archive, which includes issues from 1920 to 1970 of Mercer University’s school newspaper, is now available at http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=mern or through the GALILEO website.
An announcement from the Digital Library of Georgia describing the resource is available below.
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The Digital Library of Georgia and the Mercer University Libraries are pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The Mercer Cluster Archive.
The Mercer Cluster Archive is an online database of Mercer University’s school newspaper that provides access to over fifty years of the publication ranging from 1920 to 1970. Consisting of over 5,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The images were scanned from microfilm held by the Mercer University Libraries’ Special Collections.
Mercer University was established as a private Baptist-affiliated school in 1833 in Penfield, Georgia where students were trained in manual and agricultural labor. In 1877, the school moved from Penfield to Macon, where it remains to this day. The Mercer Cluster began weekly publication as the university’s first student newspaper in 1920. The paper is named for school founder Jesse Mercer’s hymnal titled Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns, and Sacred Poems. Throughout the mid-twentieth century, the newspaper covered stories and editorials about campus events, sports, sororities and fraternities, local issues, religious affairs, and club activities. The new Mercer Cluster Archive will allow users to explore twentieth century student life at Mercer University from the convenience of their computer.
The Mercer Cluster Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO initiative that shares Georgia’s history and culture online. Digitization is made possible by the Mercer University Libraries.
Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html
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If you have any questions or need more information, please use GALILEO’s Contact Us feature or contact the ITS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted June 11, 2012
FY2013 Database Changes
The FY2013 database decisions for the different GALILEO consortia have been finalized. Many of you have participated in reviewing these options in both formal and informal processes; given the ongoing challenges for budgets the outcomes this year are very positive, and include some exciting changes to the Public Library package, an addition for the Technical Colleges, and stability in the packages for the other communities.
Georgia Public Libraries
Adding (look for upcoming training sessions):
· Learning Express Library
· Job and Career Accelerator
· Informe (affects all of GALILEO)
· Encyclopedia Britannica (all editions and components, including Elementary, Middle, High School, Public Library, Online, Escolar, Moderna, Annals of American History, Global Reference Center, Learning Zone, and World Data Analyst)
· Library Literature (was available for staff only)
· ProQuest suite (ABI-Inform/Research Library, LION Reference, etc. ) and maintain only ProQuest Newsstand (WSJ, NYT, etc.)
· Ebsco’s History and Literary Reference Center
· Reduced content in Ebsco suite from Masterfile Premier to Masterfile Elite
Technical College System of Georgia
Adding: Films on Demand - Career Collection (August 1, possibly sooner)
Canceling: Informe (had been provided by public libraries)
University System of Georgia
Atlanta-Macon Private Academic Libraries (AMPALS)
Georgia Private Academic Libraries (GPALS)
K-12 Public Schools
K-12 Private Schools (GISA)
All, canceling Informe (had been provided by public libraries)
We are working with vendors to make all changes in a timely manner. Because of licensing procedures, some database changes may not occur until after July 1, 2012; we will announce each change as it is made.
As always we appreciate your support of GALILEO over this past year, and we look forward to serving you in the future. If you have any questions or comments about the FY2013 changes, please submit a comment to GALILEO Support Services via our Contact Us form.
the GALILEO Staff