Category Archives: E-Resources

Curriculum Builder webinar 10/23/15 (9am)

Join Eric Frierson, Team Lead, Discovery Services Engineering and Nancy Grimaldi, NY Academic Regional Sales Manager on Friday, October 23rd at 9am for an EBSCO webex workshop:

Learn about Curriculum Builder setup/integration with SUNY Blackboard.

Curriculum Builder (CB) enables course instructors to bring database articles, e-books, and other digital resources from your Discovery directly into Blackboard. Learn more about this EDS plugin setup and functionality for creation and management of course reading lists, librarian administrative options, and statistics gathering for the tool. Also featured are brand new fixes that improve CB’s behavior in Blackboard and provisions for greater identity protection. [& recording will be made available]

Topic: EBSCO CB setup for SUNY Blackboard
Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Meeting Number: 800 593 063
Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: (This meeting does not require a password.)
4. Click “Join Now”.

ScienceDirect offline Saturday 8/25/12

“ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

The downtime by region is expected as follows:

  • New York Time: 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th “

From: The Elsevier SciVerse Team []
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:42 AM
To: Schumacher, John
Subject: Scheduled outage and platform improvements on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub & Apps

We are keen on making our users’ experience of the SciVerse suite of products as smooth, friendly, and effective as possible. For this reason we listen to our user’s feedback and plan new releases to improve the functionality. To implement these changes, we occasionally need to schedule an outage.

ScienceDirect, Scopus, Hub, Applications, SciVal, Journals Consult and the Admin Tool are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

What are the changes you will see with this new release?

ScienceDirect:    Effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for RSS feeds, image search, and other features.

Scopus:               Easy updates with Alerts Features functionality improvement.

Hub:                    Faster and friendlier search capability through several new features.

Please click here to find out the details of the new features per each product.

The downtime by region is expected as follows:

  • New York Time: 7:30 AM EDT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 AM EDT, Sunday, August 26th
  • London Time: 12:30 PM GMT Saturday, August 25th – 7:30 AM Sunday, August 26th
  • Singapore Time: 7:30 PM SGT Saturday, August 25th – 2:30 PM SGT Sunday, August 26th

We encourage you to share this information with your users to minimize the impact of the outage to their research and teaching schedule.

We apologize for the inconvenience while we improve your Elsevier products.

Kind regards,

The SciVerse Team

ScienceDirect file in S.Solutions has been updated


The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” file in Serials Solutions has been updated.  This knowledge base strives to be the most accurate and up-to-date listing of SUNYConnect ScienceDirect titles and holdings.

Currently it is tracking 2321 titles.  New titles for 2012 and changed/ceased titles have been incorporated in the update.


John Schumacher

Gale Virtual Reference Library (January 2012 webinars)

Gale eReference tool, Gale Virtual Reference Library has a new interface available – along with a fresh, intuitive look, it’s got several new features.  Tune into either of the one-hour SUNY/Gale webinars to learn all about it including:

·         A completely updated, engaging user interface available in more than 35 languages

·         Improved user-focused navigation and organization

·         Eye catching book covers and interactive online book experience with two-page view and page flipper

·         ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology in 19 languages

·         Cross-search and browse easily across series

·         And much more!


WHEN:  Thursday, January 19th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM or Tuesday, January 24, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

HOST:   Stacey Knibloe, Customer Education Specialist, Gale Cengage Learning

Follow these instructions a few minutes before the webinar start time.  Please note, you must use both a computer with internet access and a telephone to participate in the webinar.


Dial-In:                 1 (866) 635-4644

Passcode:            7726 078#

You will be on hold with music until the host opens the conference call.  Contact your host for international dial-in instructions.


  1. Dial the audio conference dial-in number noted above and enter the passcode as prompted.
  2. Click on this meeting URL:
  3. On the Meeting Center page, enter your name and e-mail address.
  4. Click on the “Sign-in” button.
  5. Accept the Terms and Conditions and click “Join” to enter your conference.
  6. Should your computer require any updates to accommodate web conferencing, an additional message will be displayed.


  1. Copy and paste the following URL in your web browser:
  2. Copy and paste this Meeting Key:  70542594350363
  3. Click on the “Sign-in” button
  4. On the Meeting Center page, enter your name and e-mail address.
  5. Click on the “Sign-in” button.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions and click “Join” to enter your conference.


Please use the list of touch-tone commands below to help facilitate your audio conference:

Press ** for a menu of touch tone commands.

Press *0 to speak to an operator (once the host has joined).

Press *6 to mute your own line.

Press #6 to unmute your own line.

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact Stacey Knibloe, or 1-800-877-4253 x1919.

To prepare your computer for the webinar in advance, please visit:


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ScienceDirect list updated in Serials Solutions


The “SUNY Science Direct Titles” database (in Serials Solutions) has been updated.  This SUNYConnect-specific knowledge base strives to be the best representation of these licensed e.journals and the title-specific holdings needed for linking to the full-text.

The database now tracks 2253 journals (open and closed holdings).  The August 2011 update utilized the most recent information from Elsevier about new, changed, transferred titles.

If you have questions, please get in touch.  Changes/additions to “SUNY Science Direct Titles” should be sent via a spreadsheet that includes ISSN information.


John Schumacher
Office of Library and Information Services
SUNY System Administration
SUNY Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
518-320-1477 (Note, new number!)
518-320-1554 (fax)
SUNYConnect database trials
and offers are listed at

JSTOR Service Alert, September 9—10 2011

[from vendor] Dear Colleagues,

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be performing site maintenance that requires a “read-only” period for these two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR. They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your patience as we work to improve JSTOR.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

EBSCO electronic books (transition from NetLibrary)

The transition from NetLibrary to Electronic Books on EBSCO has occurred.  NetLibrary links now take you to EBSCOhost where you can choose to access the “eBook Collection” .   For more information see

(While I cannot vouch for the vendor having all the kinks out …the change has occurred and thought EBSCO’s latest announcement – below – should get wider distribution.                 JES)

——————-from the vendor: ———————————-

Dear Librarians and Information Specialists,

No matter what type of researcher and/or casual reader your institution supports, you will be pleased to know that eBooks and audiobooks  are now available on EBSCOhost.

EBSCO’s extensive collection of eBook titles on EBSCOhost allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to more of your library’s offerings—increasing usage and visibility of your library’s collection.

For a list of the new features and functionality associated with eBooks and audiobooks on EBSCOhostclick here

While users can search eBooks and audiobooks along with database content, EBSCOhost also allows for a dedicated search and browse of eBooks and audiobooks independent of other resources. Furthermore, while the collection of available eBooks and audiobooks continues to grow dramatically, we are also working with Publisher Partners to provide various expanded options for access to your library (e.g., single user, three users, and unlimited users).

In addition, we are pleased to offer extensive, free support and training information. Please see this page to register for training and explore the other helpful information provided.

We are excited to provide a better user experience to existing NetLibrary customers as well as new eBook and audiobook customers on EBSCOhost.

For more information on eBooks and audiobooks as well as our various user models, request a custom collection or a free trial, please visit our informational site at

Kind regards,

EBSCO Publishing