Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Database changes


This is an announcement from the State library. Butler will continue to offer the ProQuest product they are dropping, however.

From YourSITE.com

State Library of Kansas Newsletter - July 2008
Kan-ed and the State Library of Kansas Announce Databases for FY 2009
By Patti Butcher, Director of Resource Sharing
Jun 10, 2008, 15:15



by Patti Butcher, Director of Statewide Resource Sharing


Kan-ed and the State Library are pleased to announce the following database products available through our statewide packages for FY 2009. While the “official” start date is August 1, most products will be accessible beginning in July. Training sessions are being planned throughout Kansas for the fall, along with online (web) options. Watch for new promotional materials!

From Gale/Cengage Learning, a package including:
- Academic OneFile
- General OneFile
- Literature Resource Center
- Health & Wellness Resource Center
- Alternative Health
- Business & Company Resource Center
- Business & Company Profiles ASAP
- Custom Newspapers
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- Chilton’s Auto Repair

From ProQuest:
- ProQuest Nursing Journals
- Heritage Quest

From Ebsco:
Ultra Online Package/ Middle Online Package/ Primary Online Package (also referred to as UOP/MOP/POP) * includes 9 database products for K-12
- Novelist

From WorldBook:
- WorldBook Encyclopedia
- WorldBook Advanced

From OCLC:
- WorldCat (via FirstSearch)

Products Ending August 1, 2008:

ProQuest Research Library
SIRS Discoverer
ABI Complete (includes Wall Street Journal): ABI Inform Global, ABI Inform Dateline, ABI Inform Trade & Industry
National Newspaper Abstracts

Kids InfoBits
InfoTrac Junion Edition
InfoTrac Student Edition

FirstSearch – (we will continue to have access to WorldCat through FirstSearch, but not to any of the other FS products)

We hope to have contract negotiations completed by the end of June.

Automatic IP Address authentication via Quova will remain for all the databases.

If you have questions, please contact Patti Butcher at pattib@kslib.info.


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