Effective immediately, the Bracken Library Teaching Centre will be open the same hours as the rest of Bracken Library.Although the Teaching Centre hours have been extended, Reference Librarians are available only during the hours of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Library News 2003
In late December 2002, we learned that one of our major serials vendors was in serious financial difficulty and had neither instructed publishers to renew our subscriptions nor forwarded payment to them.Approximately 280 subscriptions had been placed through this vendor. We are working hard to shift our subscriptions to other vendors as quickly as possible. However, this is a very late time to be renewing subscriptions with publishers, and we are concerned that we may not receive many issues for the first three months of this year, or that there will be a noticeable time delay.
We ask for your patience and understanding as we deal with this unexpected crisis.
Queen’s Library is very pleased to announce the acquisition of online access to all Elsevier-owned electronic journals published since 1998. This purchase, which became effective on 1 January 2003, is the result of a precedent-setting, four-year agreement negotiated by the Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CSNLP) on behalf of 61 academic and research libraries across the country. The Ontario university community has access to the new content through the Ontario Scholars Portal and through Science Direct. Linking through the OVID databases will be available as soon as possible.
On QCAT, you now have the option of searching for items that have recently been catalogued and added to the library system’s collection. Click on the New Additions tab on the main search screen in QCAT and you will be taken to a new search screen where you can make some choices about what “new additions” list you want to see. You can limit the search by library location, time period, keyword, or call number indexes. The results screens allow you to link from the record in the “New Additions” module back to the “real” record in QCAT so that you can check to see whether the item is in the library or signed out.
The Medline database in Ovid has a new streamlined look for 2003: only 3 segments in addition to the daily updates. You can search 1996 to present and then go back to 1966-1995, or decide to search the complete database 1966 to present. Premedline is updated daily with quick citations scanned in they system. On a daily basis, citations are completed with the addition of the Medical Subject Headings, and moved to “Medline-Daily Update”. Once a week, the new citations are added to Medline.
Twenty-four (24) new full-text books have been added to Books@Ovid. These titles are accessible through QCAT and the Health Sciences E-Books web-page, and via the OvidWeb databases.
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