a. Blackwell Academic Publishing

Full-text access for all campuses to all titles from Blackwell Academic Publishing is now available.  This package represent a significant addition of over 225 new titles to our electronic holdings in the subject areas of Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as, the first results of our partnership with EBSCO Subscription Services to serve as our agent in negotiating access to electronic products.

List of journals at: http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/listofj.asp (those available electronically are marked with an “e”).

General information for the Blackwell journals is at http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/jnl_holding_pg.asp

We are currently working with EBSCO Online to support adding article level links to citations in the CDL-hosted databases for all journal packages negotiated through EBSCO using the current CDL linking technology.

For all publisher packages included in the EBSCO project the CDL is negotiating for and paying access to the electronic content, with libraries then able to purchase print at a deep discount based on the needs of their users.  We are also seeking one print archive copy to be held as a back-up for libraries who wish to cancel print completely.  This package meets those criteria.

We hope to be announcing additional social sciences and humanities content in the near future.  Campus Acquisitions Contacts have full details of the business plans for the packages.

b. American Mathematical Society

Also as part of the EBSCO project, full-text access to all nine American Mathematical Society journals [http://www.ams.org/journals] is now available to all campuses.  We do have an obligation to maintain subscriptions to the four primary AMS journals, although these can be electronic subscriptions.   Campuses are free to cancel print.

c. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology [http://uclibs.org/PID/12129] is now available to all campuses, except UCR.  It is being added to the CDL Wiley license and is funded by the campuses.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia features over 27,000 pages and 800 articles; this 27-volume encyclopedia includes: CAS registry numbers, over 5,000 photos, charts, graphs, figures and tables, in-depth up to-date information on regulations, patents and licensing.

In addition to updating traditional subjects, the Fourth Edition will include expanded coverage of biotechnology, materials science, computer technology, energy sources and conversion techniques, and environmental issues such as pollution control, toxicology, and recycling technology.

The Encyclopedia also includes miscellaneous topics such as:

  • Instrumentation and quality control
  • Information retrieval
  • Maintenance
  • Market research
  • Material allocation and supply
  • Legal issues
  • Process development and design
  • Product development and technical service
  • Research and operations management
  • Transportation of chemical products

d. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Online [http://uclibs.org/PID/12130] is now available to all campuses, except UCR.  It is being added to the CDL Wiley license and is funded by the campuses.

Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry is a reference work, international in scope and coverage, encompassing all the disciplines and current practice of industrial chemistry and chemical engineering around the world.  Its 1000 major articles by 3,000 leaders from research and industrial organizations are well-illustrated with charts and figures and extensive bibliographies.

Subject areas include:

  • Inorganic and organic chemicals
  • Advanced materials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Polymers and plastics
  • Metals and alloys
  • Biotechnology and biotechnological products
  • Food chemistry
  • Process engineering and unit operations
  • Analytical methods
  • Environmental protection and more.

New articles will be posted on the Web as soon as they are available, complete with illustrative animations for clear presentation of concepts.  For each chemical substance information on physical and chemical properties, production, applications, economic data, toxicology and occupational health is given.  The chemical substances that are described in detail range from raw materials via bulk products to fine and specialty chemicals.  Relevant patent information is given wherever available.

The encyclopedia is fully searchable by keywords, author, CAS registry number in the fulltext and even in tables and figures.  Cross references and bibliographies are extensively hyperlinked for added convenience.

Table of contents available at: http://www.vchgroup.de/contents/ullmann/index.html

e. American Institute of Physics Journals

After protracted negotiations with the American Institute of Physics, the CDL is pleased to announce it has secured a three-year contract with AIP (2001-2003). In addition to offering full text access UC-wide for all the AIP and Maik Nauka journals, AIP was able to negotiate access for the journals of the Acoustical Society of America, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Vacuum Society, International Centre for Diffraction Data (Powder Diffraction) and the Society of Rheology.  The CDL, on behalf of the UC campuses, made a donation in support of Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO), a new entrepreneurial electronic journal, and fulltext access for that journal is also included.

Article level links are being added to citations in the CDL-hosted databases using the current CDL linking technology for all journal titles included in the AIP contract.

Access to all journals is available through AIP’s Online Journal Publishing Service (OJPS) located at http://ojps.aip.org/.