- WU Libraries have now purchased the entire backfile access to Scientific American, 1845-present. Enjoy!
- We have also added JSTOR Arts & Sciences X Collection. More info including a full title list [In many cases we have access to current years on a different platform.] Here are a few titles in that collection which are marked Science & Mathematics:
Archive for History of Exact Sciences Coverage in JSTOR: 1960-09-28 – 2012
The Arithmetic Teacher Coverage in JSTOR: 1954-02-15 – 1994-05-01
The Mathematics Teacher Coverage in JSTOR: 1908-09-01 – 2010
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Coverage in JSTOR: 1994-04-01 – 2010
Teaching Children Mathematics Coverage in JSTOR: 1994-09-01 – 2010
- Access to 2 ejournals, now on order, should begin early in 2017: Mathematical Finance and Bernoulli: official journal of the Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability. I expect the full backfiles of Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, 1950+, will be available soon also.
- WU Library has subscribed to Digizeitschriften which includes mostly backfiles of German research journals. Citations and some content were freely available without our subscription but now we have the whole research service including fulltext; additions to Digizeitschriften are ongoing.
If you read Tim Gowers’ blog regularly, you’ve already seen this, but just in case you don’t, I thought this post was worth sharing: Time for Elsexit? about UK’s JISC negotiations for Elsevier. FYI WU does not have such a big deal with Elsevier; we subscribe only to certain titles and have limited ability to cancel some each year; but we do have experience trying to negotiate with them and not finding good ways to lower costs, etc. I have heard faculty complain about the library’s inability to negotiate better prices; although all the JISC details are not available, I don’t think we do such a bad job considering that a consortium for all of UK does not appear to have done a better job.
Early each calendar year, ejournal access problems sometime occur; these are often related to publisher changes or failures in renewals or invoicing. The sooner we hear about them, the sooner they can be fixed. Please report a problem with an ejournal or online resource when you run into such problems.
Expect my next update about Feb. 1, 2017; December 2016 and January 2017, will be combined.
Posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries in November: