ACM down for maintenance

Jun 21, 2006 by

Parts of the ACM website, including the Digital Library will be down for maintenance today starting at 4:00 PM Eastern time. The service should be restablished within 12 hours. To be notified when the service will be back up, enter your email address on the ACM...

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ScienceDirect will show new design in August...

Jun 8, 2006 by

Elsevier has announced that the ScienceDirect platform will lauch a new design in August 2006. We are supposed to see (…) new customization features [that] will help researchers better track past actions, will make it easier for them to set up automated alerts and will connect them to favored titles right from the homepage. In addition, the redesign will incorporate revised search features...

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CRC news

Jun 8, 2006 by

A CRCnetBASE newsletter made its way for the first time in my email inbox; I don’t know if this is a new initiative. New features: libraries will soon be able to integrate the CRCnetBASE products to their federated search client management software to search across the collections. Athens authentification compliance will follow New and forthcoming netBASEs include CHEMLIBnetBASE, NANOnetBASE, AGRICULTUREnetBASE and TEXTILEnetBASE. CRC is looking for beta testers for CRCnetBASE products. You have to be an existing subscriber. Contact Robert Morris for more information The 86th edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is now available. It sports new tables but I haven’t checked if existing tables have been taking...

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IEEE Xplore enhancements

Jun 8, 2006 by

In June, IEEE Xplore will be doing new tricks: OpenURL compatibility and enhanced citation download features. Both features I thought were seriously lacking. Downtime for the upload on this new version will be announced...

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New EPIS database from EPA

Jun 8, 2006 by

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced changes to the National Environmental Publications Information System (NEPIS) public access database. But, can it adequately replace a brick and mortar EPA library/flesh and blood EPA...

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ISI Web of Knowledge enhancements...

Jun 8, 2006 by

ISI Web of Knowledge has announced enhancements: easier refinement of results, one category at a time greater amount of results that can be analyzed with the Analyze function, up to 100,000 at a time better linking to full-text from...

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