Because of changes in the way Elsevier is providing its data, it is no longer possible for us to maintain a master list for this resource in a form that will allow your local holdings to be retained.
In order to bring local holdings up to date, it will be necessary for each library using ScienceDirect to make a local resource:
STEP ONE - Create a new SD entry in CUFTS
1. Login to CUFTS Maintenance Tool
2. Select Local Resources
3. Use the New Resource link
4. Fill in the following:
- Name: ScienceDirect
- Provider: Elsevier
- Type: Fulltext journals
- Module: ElsevierLocal
- ERM: only link if you are using the ERM component of CUFTS
- Proxy: check
- Dedupe: optional
- Rank: optional
- Active: check
- Database: check
- Fulltext: check
- Journal: check
STEP TWO - Download your library's SD holdings
1. Go to http://admintool.elsevier.com
2. login using your ScienceDirect admin username and password
3. Go to the ScienceDirect tab
4. Choose Electronic Holdings Report
5. Check off Subscribed/entitled titles
6. Click on CSV-Download File
7. Save the file *without opening it*
STEP THREE - Upload to CUFTS
1. Return to the CUFTS Maintenance Tool
2. Select Local Resources
3. Select the Bulk link for the SD Resource you created in Step One
4. Use the Title List upload tool to upload the file you saved in Step Two
5. Report any error messages to email@example.com
That should be it. From now on, whenever you have any new resources from ScienceDirect, repeat Steps Two and Three.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
The open access and free journals collections in CUFTS are growing, both in number of titles and in collections! There are now more than 6,000 open access and free titles available through reSearcher, an increase of about a thousand since the last update in August 2008.
The CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections Group has added more than 200 hand-picked titles in the past few months. New collections have been made available thanks to the commercial sector (EBSCO's Greenfile, Nature Publishing Group Open Access Archive), the hard work and dedication of SFU Library Staff, such as Faith Jone's hand-created Canadian Historic Newspapers list, and Christine Manzer's expert work on the J-Stage list, society publishers (BioOne Open Access), Athabasca University (ICAAP), and open access publishers such as Hindawi.
As a default, BC ELN turns ON the open access and free collections in CUFTS for all BC ELN non-COPPUL libraries. If you would prefer NOT to have open access and free collections turned on as a default, please contact Heather Morrison, BC ELN (non-COPPUL libraries). COPPUL and other reSearcher libraries, contact Kevin Stranack.
A full list of open access and freely available collections is available at:
The Open Access and Free Collections are available as an A to Z list, MARC records for free download, and downloadable tab-delimited or .csv files are available for most title lists.
More information about the CUFTS Free! Open Access Collections group can be found at:
The GODOT Base URL has now been changed to:
Please use this for any new resources that you activate, following the instructions on the GODOT Sources page.
The former Base URLs will all continue to work, however, and do not need to be changed:
We've added 15 new EBSCO resources to the CUFTS knowledgebase:
Leadership & Management Learning Center
Facilities Management Learning Center
Supply Chain Management Learning Center
Nonprofit Organization Resource Center
Accounting & Finance Learning Center
Information Technology Learning Center
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre
Academic Search Research & Development
Risk Management Learning Center
Human Resources Learning Center
Product Management Learning Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Project Management Learning Center
Points of View Reference Center
Sales & Marketing Learning Center
We're very pleased to welcome the Saint-Petersburg State University Scientific Library to the CUFTS open source community. Their CJDB Journals A-Z and CRDB Database A-Z pages looks great, and have been translated into Russian.
For information on the development schedule for 2009, please see the latest CUFTS Development Roadmap.
If you are interested in getting involved with CUFTS developments, please contact us.
Welcome to the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico. It is great to see libraries taking advantage of this open source alternative!
We're very pleased to welcome the Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library as a dbWiz partner!
The University of Macedonia Library has created a Wikipedia parser for dbWiz. If you'd like this activated for your dbWiz account, just let us know. Thanks to the UM Library!
EBSCO's free databases - GreenFILE (524 titles) and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (462 titles) are now available in CUFTS.
Please note that free resources do not require authentication.
CJDB users: to have these titles appear in your A to Z list, set your CJDB to rebuild overnight.