Platform Migration: Oxford Reference online and Oxford Digital reference shelf

OUP is in the process of implementing a platform migration for these two resources, with the result they will all be part of Oxford reference online.

At this time, some of the urls are not working and are producing “Page not found” errors on the new platform.  We still have access to the content.  Click on the link at the top of the page for “Send me to the old Oxford Reference Online site”.

Records will be changed in the next few days.  Meanwhile, if you have questions or problems, please post them to Ask Us.

TRIAL: Classical scores library volume 2

Classical scores library, volume 2, from Alexander Street Press is currently available on trial.

Trial access available September 17 – November 16, 2012

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Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. Classical Scores Library, Volume II will contain an additional 200,000 pages of in-copyright editions when complete. The homepage indicates which editions your library subscribes to.

Content in the first volume includes in-copyright material from publishers such as Boosey and Hawkes, Universal Edition, Edition Peters, A-R Editions and selected out of copyright material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.

The first volume includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

Classical Scores Library, Volume II complements and expands on Classical Scores Library with a new focus on major composers not represented in the first collection; new contemporary self published scores by major living composers around the world; and critical editions of compositions that are lesser known but often studied.

Both collections are indexed to enable users to search on musically relevant fields, such as composer, work/opus number, key, genre, instrument, time period; as well as score-specific fields, such as score type, duration, editor, arranger, publisher. We hope that this will enable users to search, analyze, and research scores in a simple but powerful manner.

Upon completion of both volumes, Classical Scores Library will be the most comprehensive database of classical scores, representing the major composers output, spanning all genres and time periods from the Western classical canon, with multiple editions of major works for comparison and analysis.

TRIAL: Black studies in video

Black studies in video from Alexander Street Press is now available in trial

Trial dates: September 17 through November 16, 2012

Please send feedback to Harry Murphy

Black Studies in Video is a signature Alexander Street Press collection featuring award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.

In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Perspectives collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.

SPIE Digital Library platform migration

The SPIE digital library has migrated its platform this summer.  Record changes are in process, but old url’s will redirect to the new ones on a permanent basis.

SPIE’s current platform provider, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is discontinuing online hosting services and is shutting down Scitation. SPIE has chosen Silverchair Information Systems because of its strong semantic capabilities and forward-looking technology roadmap, including support for mobile access, personalization, multimedia integration, and more.

Please submit questions to AskUs! if you encounter access or platform issues.