a. MIT CogNet: The Cognitive and Brain Sciences Community Online

The CDL has licensed and funded MIT CogNetÙ [http://cognet.mit.edu], for all campuses.  Cognet is a SPARC-supported project (learn more about SPARC: http://www.arl.org/sparc/).  The Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) endorsed and CDL supported licensing CogNet because it represents a new model for scholarly communication.  CogNet offers a unique electronic community for researchers in cognitive and brain sciences.  The service offers current and classic resources in the field, and provides a lively interactive forum for today’s scholars, students, and professionals.

MIT CogNet’s services include:

  • A searchable, full-text library with a growing collection of books, journals, and reference works
  • An academic almanac of cognitive science programs
  • HotScience editorials by scientists on groundbreaking or controversial aspects of new research
  • Job listings, candidate profiles, as well as other career information
  • Publisher Collections
  • CV and bibliography utilities
  • Virtual poster sessions
  • Threaded discussion groups
  • A seminar manager with information about current seminars and lecture series at participating academic institutions
  • Community member profiles

All this functionality is presented in a dynamic environment that constantly updates resources and reference tools available to community members.

NOTE: Currently, there is an access problem to CogNet’s monographs for libraries that already have a campus subscription with NetLibrary (UCB, UCLA and UCSD).  If a user logs into NetLibrary through their campus account, and then later in the same session tries to access any of the 250 NetLibrary cognitive science books through the MIT CogNet site (or vice versa), NetLibrary will only recognize the first access route and deny them access through the other.  A short-term solution is to clear your browser cache or restart the browser.  We are working with NetLibrary and CogNet to resolve this multiple access issue.

The Shared Cataloging Team at UCSD has already prepared cataloging records for the individual NetLibrary books.  Once the multiple access issue is resolved, hey will send the records to CDL’s Shared Cataloging Server.  They are hoping to be able to link directly from the individual CogNet Netlibrary bibliographic records to the e-book at NetLibrary.  If this turns out not to be possible, they will link to the CogNet gateway instead.

b. ARTbibliographies Modern (Susan Jurist, UCSD)

Artbibliographies Modern was licensed as a Tier 2 resource (i.e., campus-negotiated) by UCB, UCI, UCLA, UCSD, and UCSB. Susan Jurist (San Diego) negotiated the business model with ABC-CLIO and cost shares amongst the participating campuses.   ABM will be added as an addendum to the existing ABC-CLIO/CDL license and, as with other Tier 2s, CDL will handle renewals and recharges.

ABM contains abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews.   The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century.  Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present.  A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature.

ABM covers all aspects of modern and contemporary art, including performance art and installation works, video art, computer and electronic art, body art, graffiti, artists’ books, theater arts, crafts, jewelry, illustration, and more, as well as the traditional fine arts of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing.

The Web version of the database covers volume years 1974 to the present