New Library Resources for 2014

Collection Management staff are pleased to report that the OSU Libraries & Press have added a large number of new electronic resources for the first time in several years. Following major budget cuts during the economic crisis of 2009-2010 and flat collections budgets for the last two years, a moderate increase for FY2014 covered not only the inflationary costs of current commitments, but also provided funds for new resources. Combining this increase with the strategic use of unrestricted gift funds for one-time costs, the OSU Libraries & Press has been able to expend about $310,000 to add a substantial number of new electronic resources, beginning in 2014. Many of the new databases and electronic journals are now available. All should be active within the next 4-6 weeks. Continued growth in funding for the collections budget will be needed to support these gains and meet the teaching of research needs of the campus as it continues to expand.


What’s been added? Some highlights:

 Nine new databases were added including Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) and reinstatement of Library Press Display. A&HCI provides quick, powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities that researchers need to find research data, analyze trends, journals, and researchers, and share findings. Coverage includes over 1,700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Library Press Display provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.  The ever-expanding collection currently includes more than 2,000 U.S. and international titles—from 100 countries in 56 languages.

 In addition to the new databases, CQ Encyclopedia of US Political History was added.

 New electronic resources also include 80 journals including some that were reinstatements of titles cancel in past budget reductions and many titles on the library’s wish list. Some examples include The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nature Chemistry, Nature Photonics, and Nature Physics. A complete list of the journals and databases added is available in the attachment below.

 In addition of subscriptions to individual titles, two multi-title electronic journal packages were added: Complete Chicago Package and Sage Premier Package. The former is from the from the University of Chicago Press with nearly 60 titles

(http://www.press.uchicago.edu/journals/ccp/titles.html). Sage Premier Package includes over 645 peer-reviewed from over 245 scholarly and professional societies


 Finally, the OSU Libraries & Press is now a member of TRAIL: Technical Report Archive and Image Library. TRAIL is a collaborative project with the Center for Research Libraries to identify, digitize, and provide open access to federal technical reports.  TRAIL identifies, acquires, catalogs, and digitizes technical reports issued primarily prior to 1976. 

 For more information about any of the new resources added, please contact Steven Sowell, Head of Collections & Resource Sharing, at 541-737-2156 or steven.sowell@oregonstate.edu.





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