ProQuest Content Update

“For titles from Time Incorporated, we are continuing to provide abstracting and indexing, but current and backfile full-text coverage was discontinued effective February 2, 2010. Much of this content is also available on the open web.”

~ProQuest General Reference Content Update Newsletter – March 2010

Time Magazine itself is still available to Sno-Isle Libraries users in Gale and EBSCO products.  Please use our eJournal search tool to find the best databases for the time period you need:

http://www.sno-isle.org/?ID=2923

Language Learning Product Trials Through 3/31/10

We have three language learning product trials for you to take a look at!  These three products have already met our basic selection guidelines and technology requirements.  Please take 5-10 minutes with each of these trial accounts and post a comment by 3/31/10  to share your input.  Thank you for participating!

Gale PowerSpeak:
http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/sirls_main?db=PWSP

You are prompted to create an individual account to track your personal learning, similar to Learning Express.  However, if you are hesitant to create a new account, you may use mine, as follows.
Email Address: cwerle@sno-isle.org
Name: Sno-Isle Trial
Password: language

Mango Languages:
https://libraries.mangolanguages.com/sno-isle-librarie/try/a3116f878

If you are ever prompted for a password, the one that I set up is:  language10
You are also invited to attend a webinar on this product:
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/786365544

Byki Online:
http://library.transparent.com/skipjacklibrary/flashcards/login

Please use any of the 8 trial username accounts that works for you:
Username: snoisle1     Password: test1      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle2     Password: test2      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle3    Password: test3      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle4     Password: test4      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle5     Password: test5      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle6     Password: test6      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle7     Password: test7      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

Username: snoisle8     Password: test8      Start Date:  03/11/10   End Date: 03/24/10

There is a webinar scheduled for next Wednesday that can give you more information on this product and upcoming improvements:
Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 11:00  – 11:45 AM
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/307768123

Free ProQuest Training: HQO & ENW

Please check your schedules and try to attend a May 5th training on two ProQuest products, HeritageQuest Online (HQO) and Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW).  Two sessions are available that Wednesday, 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM.

The training will be provided by Karen Hinton, our ProQuest Trainer, and facilitated by Christa Werle in the Training Room at our Service Center.  Attendance arrangements should be made by CE Application Form and your supervisor.

There will be a class limit of 12 per session so that each attendee can participate at a workstation.  More information to come in a Training Opportunities announcement.  We just wanted to give you a heads up for schedule planning!

RSC Meeting Information #4 QuestionPoint

At the request of the Technology Action Team, we assigned metadata tags to all of the email and chat sessions that we recevied in January.  The top five categories were:

Homework               59%

Reference & Research           54%

Circulation              36%

Catalog help                 28%

Electronic Resources         22%

We’re lucky to have an I-School student volunteer who will continue this metadata assignment for six additional months.  The data will be analyzed and used to guide design of our website and Ask a Librarian services.

RSC Meeting Information #1 Proctoring

Yes, our favorite topic is back on the agenda. 

We were asked to review one item in the list of what the library cannot do:
Arrange for courier or delivery pickup of completed exams. Nor can the library fax completed exams.

We are editing the second sentence to read:
Arrange for courier or delivery pickup of completed exams. Nor can the library fax completed exams and/or associated documents.

And we will add to what the library can do:

Will login test sessions with the institution-supplied passwords, but we cannot guarantee a specific time that the test may be taken.