Month: January 2007

New resource: Trend Report 2007

The networked CD-ROM Trend Report 2007 has been added to the eSearch Categories Art & Design > Applied Design, Fashion, Fashion + Textile Management and Business and Management > Marketing; and the corresponding sections of the subject web portal. The resource is described as follows:

Trend Report 2007 is a 300+ page PowerPoint presentation with text, graphics and notes, which details updated and new consumer trends, and how brands are using them.

Changes to the Wilson Art database profile

Access to the Art Full Text service has now been restored on the HW Wilson platform. To bring our listings for the Wilson art resources back in synch with that used by the providers, ‘Art Abstracts and Art Full Text’ has been renamed in our resource discovery environment as Art Full Text. In a further change, on-campus access to both Art Full Text and Art Retrospective is now direct (with an Athens username and password still required for off-campus access). Updates have been made to eSearch and the subject web portal to reflect these changes.

eResources update – network CD-ROM access problem

A technical problem is preventing access to all networked CD-ROMs from both on- and off-campus. Neither direct links nor the ICA Client alternative access route are functioning.

The following error message displays in response to access requests from eSearch and the subject portal:

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eServices is investigating and will update as soon as we have more to report.

TESOL Quarterly – now available via JSTOR

Full-text archival access to TESOL Quarterly (from 1967 until 2001) is now available via the JSTOR collection. For this reason, it is planned to withdraw the TESOL Quarterly networked CD-ROM (which provides full-text for 1967-2000) in due course – following ALT consultation over timing.

Art Full text – access unavailable

Access is currently unavailable to the Art Full Text database on the Wilson Web platform – with only the Art Retrospective database available for search selection. Liaison with technical support at Wilson is underway and it is hoped to be able to re-establish access shortly.

In an unrelated development, it should soon be possible to offer direct access to the Wilson Web databases for on-campus users.

New resource trial: International Law in Domestic Courts

Trial access has been set up for the International Law in Domestic Courts database. Access is direct on-campus; although no off-campus access is provided during the trial. Access is available through eSearch > eResource trials > Active trials. The resource is described as follows:

A regularly updated repository of domestic cases in international law from over 60 jurisdictions. The selected cases feature expert commentary, full texts of judgments in their original language and translations of key passages of non-English judgments into English.

The trial lasts until 23 February 2007, and any feedback on the resource can be sent to Terry Hanstock.