Call for Agenda Items About OneSearch

As the co-chair of the Public Services Committee, I’d like to invite any suggestions for agenda items for the committee’s next meeting (July 26). The committee is charged with advising CUNY OLS on needed changes to the display and functionality of OneSearch (we used to focus on the catalog as well, but work on that has halted as we prepare to move from an ILS to a library services platform).

A draft of the minutes from the previous meeting and a draft of the agenda for the next meeting are available. If you have any suggestions for things the committee should focus on, please add a comment to this blog post or contact me directly.

New Feature Adds Table of Contents Display to Serials Solutions

Using the API from Browzine, we were able to customize the Serials Solutions e-journal portal so that search results will display links to tables of contents for scholarly journals.

Example: search results page for American Quarterly

Search results page

Example: table of contents display in Browzine for American Quarterly

Sample table of contents in Browzine

Caveats

  • Browzine only provides tables of contents for scholarly journals (and not every single one).
  • Browzine does not provide tables of contents for magazines (including Harvard Business Review)
  • The tables of content available usually go back to 2005; if you need older issues, the “All” link on the Browzine page for the journal will take you back to the Serials Solutions page for the journal so you can navigate into a landing page in a database to browse issues there.

In the coming months, we’ll explore integration of the Browzine elsewhere in our systems.

Two New Databases of Primary Source Material from Adam Matthew Digital

We’ve added two new databases from Adam Matthew Digital that feature recently digitized, historical source material.

Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration, and Cultural Exchange

  • Primary documents and sources about the history of 15 key commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, and wine and spirits.
  • Links to it can be found on the following database pages: A-Z, industry information, history

J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America

  • Publications, reports, research, memoranda, correspondence, meeting minutes, creative briefs, scripts, speeches, newsletters, artwork and advertisements created by the staff of the advertising firm J. Walter Thompson.
  • Links to it can be found on the following database pages: A-Z, advertising, and marketing

MyiLibrary Content Now in Ebook Central

ProQuest recently shut down the MyiLibrary ebook platform. All of the ebooks we had there are now found in Ebook Central.

If you have any featured book boxes in your LibGuides that have URLs going straight into the MyiLibrary platform, you will want to update them. The new link can either go to a permalink for the book record in OneSearch or to a permalink to the book in Ebook Central.