SUNYergy Archive: Access to All Issues April 2012
Volume 14 Number 2
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Cover Story

Focus on SUNY and SUNY Libraries

Features

E-Resource Team Announcement

Engaging Students with Transliteracy

Nathan Fixler

Citable Cites

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links

link to Applied Science and Technology full text[Editor's Note: Breaking news! The Team has recommended and the SUNY Council of Library Directors has affirmed a continuation of the SUNYConnect electronic resources with the following additions: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Education Full Text, Energy & Power Source, Entrepreneurial Studies Source, Humanities Full Text, LGBT Life with Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text. More information to follow; the additional databases will be available as of July 1, 2012.]
link to Energy and Power Source

A review of SUNYConnect electronic resources is currently underway. The SUNYConnect Electronic Resources Team has been meeting since December and is seeking to make an announcement of regarding new and/or continuing database resources right around press time.

You should know your rep. on the Team. Thanks to the Connie, Ed, Katie, Mohamed and Shafeek for their efforts and their service to SUNY. The campus sector reps have been receiving input from colleagues regarding the information needs of SUNYConnect in general and their campus type in particular. Requests and suggestions sent into the SUNYConnect Electronic Resources Coordinator have been put into the mix. And, wish lists from previous reviews and evaluations of databases have also been consulted and utilized.

Database vendors and publishers have been contacted. This list certainly includes the "big three" -link to Cengage Learning EBSCO, Gale and ProQuest. The Team has requested and received a wide, varying set of price proposals from these three. The request and the proposals, of course, put a focus on multi-disciplinary full-text databases as well as other more subject-specific resources. Some additional, link to ProQuestspecific pricing requests that have been made by the Team include American History and Life, CINAHL with Full-text, SocIndex with Full Text (EBSCO); Times Digital Archive and Opposing Viewpoints (Gale); ABI/Inform, New York Times, Newstand with Gannett newspapers (ProQuest).
link to SUNYConnect E-Resources
Each of these three vendors has made a presentation to the Team. Your SUNY colleagues have been reviewing these materials, the vendor proposals, and additional information. In addition, trial access to ProQuest is being utilized. (EBSCO, of course, is the current SUNYConnect database provider; link to NOVEL web siteGale is the major provider of the NOVEL databases available from the New York State Library.)


Price proposals have also been requested and received for American Journal of Nursing, Annual Reviews, Compendex, GeoRef, Inspec, Journal of the American Medical Association, JSTOR and Lexis Nexis Academic.

The Team is seeking the suite of resources that provides the widest selection of needed databases, covering a large number of subject areas. This, while constrained by limited financial resources. A selection of databases from a number of different publishers and providers is desirable. The pricing models and tight budget can work to preclude this, however. As always, the goal is to economically provide basis database resources to SUNYConnect participants and then freeing up campus monies for more specialized resources.link to editor's note

An announcement from the Team is expected at any moment.


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Cover Story

Focus on SUNY and SUNY Libraries

E-Resource Team Announcement

 

Features

Engaging Students with Transliteracy

Nathan Fixler

 Features

Citable Cites

Additional SUNYConnect Updates

 

How to Contact Us

Linkable Links