Access change: L’annee philologique

We currently have access to 2 interfaces for L’annee philologique.  We will be phasing away from the publisher’s interface and moving to the Ebsco one.

Record changing is in process.  Access to both interfaces will be available through the end of 2013.


Euromonitor passport upgrade

Euromonitor Passport Markets & Sectors has been upgraded to the full Passport service.  In addition to market and sector information for over 80 countries, users now also have access to additional country, industry, and consumer information.

Access remains limited to UW faculty, staff, students only.




Trial: Asian studies in video

Available in trial until 5/26/13

passcode “uwashasiv streams culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific that entertain, educate and inspire viewers to think beyond boundaries. With the latest streaming technology, subscribers have unlimited access to our films in DVD quality.


In 2012, Alexander Street Press announced its new partnership with Asia Pacific Films, a company dedicated to providing streaming access to culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific. This partnership led to the development of Asian Studies in Video, predominantly comprised of films never before seen outside their country of origin.

Send comments to Judith Henchy


Trial: Asian American drama

From Alexander Street Press, this resource is on trial now through 5/26/13.

This edition of Asian American Drama contains 252 plays by 42 playwrights, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.

Some 50% of these plays have never been published before. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.

Send feedback to Angela Weaver


ArtStor to drop Java

We are pleased to announce an update that will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. In the near future, single image downloads will be delivered in zip files.

ARTstor has been using Java for downloads of individual images, but recently the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began recommending that Java be disabled due to security concerns. After our update, users who download single image files will receive a zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the associated metadata. In addition to removing the need for Java, using zip will allow ARTstor to pursue other feature enhancements, such as additional options for image group downloads.

For some users, mainly those on PCs, it will be necessary to install software such as 7Zip to unzip their downloads. Please do take this time to make users at you institution aware of this impending change. We will of course be providing updated help documentation.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact User Services at


New Resource: Entertainment Industry magazine archive

Funded by a recent “large Allen” grant; proposal submitted by Glenda Pearson and Jessica Albano:

An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

New Resource: Vogue Archive: 1892-present

Now available:

The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of American Vogue magazine from 1892 to the present day – more than 400,000 pages in total reproduced in high-resolution color page images. This fully searchable database constitutes a treasure trove of the work of the greatest designers, photographers, stylists and illustrators of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Vogue Archive is both an essential primary source for the study of fashion and a unique record of American and international popular culture.