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The Dalhousie Libraries Copyright Office will give a presentation discussing copyright considerations for online learning. The presentation portion will be 40 minutes followed by 15–20 minutes for questions. Additional questions can be sent to email@example.com
This event is limited to Dalhousie faculty, staff, and students who are involved in course instruction. It will be held online using Microsoft Teams, and registration is required.
Wednesday, May 19/11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Roger Gillis, Copyright & Digital Humanities Librarian
Lachlan MacLeod, Copyright and Research Data Management Coordinator
The Dalhousie Libraries currently subscribe to two major multi-disciplinary abstracting & indexing databases: Web of Science and Scopus. After a careful comparison of content, functionality and cost, the Libraries will cancel Web of Science database in 2022, since it duplicates the content and functionality from Scopus and from other subject-specific databases.
In the lead up to the cancellation of this product, we want to know more about any unique researcher use of the product, in order to manage the transition and find solutions for instances where Scopus is not a viable alternative. Other than searching Web of Science as an abstracting & indexing database to locate articles, is there any other aspect of Web of Science that is critical to your research program? Please send your responses by Friday, May 21 to: Library.Collections@dal.ca
by Michelle Paon
Carlina has accepted the position of Resources Licensing Manager. She will be responsible for collections budgets, the negotiation of electronic resource licenses and invoice processes, communication with consortial groups, and liaison with vendors. Prior to joining the Libraries, Carlina worked at Dalhousie University as the Department Administrator with the School of Biomedical Engineering, and as the Administrative Manager with the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning & Research. She has also worked as Manager of Operations for the Strategic Planning & Accountability Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education – Safety Branch.
Carlina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Francis Xavier University as well as professional development certificates in Project Management; Innovation; and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. She is a candidate in the Master of Education program at Athabasca University.
by Anne Matthewman
Gordon will be familiar to many of you as he has been working in a temporary position at the Law Library Service Desk for the past several months.
Gordon’s duties will include hiring and managing student staff, overseeing the late-day staffing and operation of the Services Desk, assisting library users with circulation issues, and creating library displays. While we are shut down due to the pandemic, Gordon is working from home on a number of projects.
He will be learning all about our upcoming new library catalogue system (Alma) and he will be of great value to us as we work on preparing data for migration.
Previously, Gordon worked at the Patrick Power Library at SMU, and at the Central Branch of the Halifax Public Library.
Dalhousie Libraries commits a major portion of our collections budget annually toward subscriptions to Elsevier journals. So it is with pleasure we can announce that, through our ongoing partnership with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), we will see a significant change in our agreement with Elsevier in the coming three years.
After a year of negotiations, CRKN’s Content Strategy Committee (CSC) has announced an agreement that increases open access, reduces subscription costs, and allows for transparency of subscription package costs:
- A 20% discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) for both hybrid and gold open access journals. Cell Press, Lancet, and some other society-owned journals are excluded.
- A 12.5% reduction in the subscription price for 2021, followed by a 0% change for 2022, and a 2% increase for 2023 for all journals in the Freedom Collection, including former Academic Press journals, with no loss of perpetual access rights.
- No confidentiality or non-disclosure clause, which allows the license terms to be shared.
These changes demonstrate the value of negotiating at a national level. Dalhousie researchers will see some relief on APCs and the Dalhousie Libraries will be able to free up collections funds to reinvest in other much-needed resources.
The details on how to receive the 20% discount on article processing charges are available on our LibGuide page, and CRKN have confirmed that Elsevier will provide the discount retroactive to January 1, 2021.
During the week of May 5–12, EBSCO will be upgrading key pieces of the EBSCO eBooks system. During this time, users will be able to read eBooks online and download eBook chapters and any eBooks already downloaded will continue to be available to users; however, library users will not be able to download full eBooks to read offline from EBSCOhost or from the EBSCO Mobile App. Ebsco apologizes for the inconvenience.
UPDATE Friday, May 7: Curbside pick-up is suspended until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Dalhousie Libraries locations are now CLOSED for in-person bookings and curbside pick-up until further notice.
There are many library services still available through libraries.dal.ca:
–access subject guides,
–find contact information for liaison librarians,
–LiveHelp (via chat),
— get eBooks, eJournals, and databases.
Need a laptop? Contact email@example.com (Dalhousie students only).
by Erin MacPherson
Are you teaching a course in Research Methods and looking for a video tutorial or case study? Or maybe a student looking for more information on a specific research method? SAGE Research Methods may be the resource you are seeking.
SAGE Research Methods supports research at every stage and includes over 1,500 books, reference works, journal articles and instructional videos from across many disciplines.
To access SAGE Research Methods, please go to the A-Z Database list: https://dal.ca.libguides.com/az.php?q= and search for SAGE Research Methods. If you’re specifically interested in materials to support Medicine and Health, search for Sage Research Methods. Cases in Medicine and Health.
You can also access it directly by using these links and entering your Dalhousie NetID and password when prompted:
The SAGE Research Methods “Help” section has a detailed guide on how to use the site: http://methods.sagepub.com/Help .
In addition, there is a section available for faculty that includes sample assignments, user guide & tips, common courses and FAQs: http://methods.sagepub.com/faculty If you have questions about accessing any of these materials, please contact your liaison librarian: https://libraries.dal.ca/research/subject-liaisons/directory.html