a. Early-American Imprints Series II

By Sheila O’Hare (UC Santa Cruz), Resource Liaison

The CDL has reached an agreement with Shaw-Shoemaker to license the Early-American Imprints Series II.  Each campus has the following options for linking to this resource:

  • An indirect link through NewsBank InfoWeb list of services available at the University:
    [http://infoweb.newsbank.com]
  • A direct link to “browse/simple search” screen:
    [http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=SHAW]
  • A direct link to “browse/advanced search” screen:
    [http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=SHAW$s_startsearch=customized]

The resource provides searchable full-text and full-page image access to 36,000 American books, pamphlets, broadsides, state papers, and other print genres published from 1801-1819.  This is a full digitization of the microform set Early American Imprints, Series II, 1801-1819, which was itself based on the American Bibliography of Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. The resource is being released in monthly segments over a three-year period.

The Early-American Imprints Series II was recommended by a wide variety of UC selector groups, endorsed by the Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC), and approved by the Collection Development Committee (CDC).  The license provides perpetual access to the databases for future generations of UC researchers.

b. SPIE Digital Library

By Deborah Kegel and Terry Vrable, UC San Diego

The SPIE Digital Library is now available to the UC community.  SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, is the preeminent professional society in the area of optical technology.

The SPIE Digital Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating papers on optics, photonics, optoelectronics, and imaging.  Subject coverage is broad across optical technology, including astronomy, aerospace, remote sensing, biomedical optics, communications and fiber optics, electronic and medical imaging, lasers, microelectronics and micromachining, nanotechnology, optical physics, chemistry and biology, and signal and image processing. About 15,000 papers are added annually and are indexed by databases such as INSPEC, EI Compendex, and Chemical Abstracts.

The importance of these materials to a wide range of disciplines on all campuses compelled the CDL’s Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) to recommend that SPIE be available systemwide.  To that end, the CDL contributed funds to enable participation by campuses who did not previously subscribe in print.  Nine campuses will also co-invest and share access to SPIE, including Merced, but not Riverside.

The agreement provides access to the papers published in the Proceedings of SPIE.  Retrospective content is being added back to 1990 for the Proceedings of SPIE, with an archive of nearly 200,000 papers expected by the end of 2004.

Also included are four journals: Optical Engineering (back to 1998); Journal of Electronic Imaging (back to 1998); Journal of Biomedical Optics (back to 1998); and Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems (back to 2002).

The SPIE Digital Library is hosted on AIP’s Citation platform and may be accessed at the following URLs:

  1. SPIE Digital Library: http://uclibs.org/PID/40897
  2. Proceedings of SPIE: http://spiedl.aip.org/journals/doc/SPIEDL-home/proc/
  3. Optical Engineering: http://uclibs.org/PID/3965
  4. Journal of Electronic Imaging: http://uclibs.org/PID/40870
  5. Journal of Biomedical Optics: http://uclibs.org/PID/40869
  6. Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems: http://uclibs.org/PID/40871

The agreement includes a shared print copy, which will be cataloged as a serial title with the volumes housed in the UC Shared Journal Collection at UCLA.  The JSC endorsed preparing separate analytic records for the digital Proceedings of SPIE.