Archive for March, 2007

National Countnerintelligence Strategy of the U.S. for 2007 Available

March 30th, 2007

“The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States, 2007″ can be found at — http://www.ncix.gov/publications/policy/CIStrategy.pdf According to their website, “The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America elaborates the fundamental responsibility for US intelligence to warn of and help prevent terrorist attacks against the homeland, engage other asymmetric threats, and provide reliable intelligence on traditional and enduring strategic challenges.”

New Features in JSTOR

March 30th, 2007

JSTOR has announced the following new features:

Improved Article PDF Files

A new PDF format for downloading and printing articles has replaced the previous High Quality PDF format. This new format enables JSTOR users to “search” or “find” words and phrases within the PDF version of JSTOR articles, as well as copy and paste portions of text from them. In addition to these benefits, the new format facilitates the use of screen-reading software, such as JAWS for Windows. Moreover, PDF files in this new format are, on average, smaller in size than our current High Quality PDF files, which means that they can be downloaded more quickly and easily.

JSTOR/ARTstor Searching

ARTstor, a non-profit initiative founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data. Similar to JSTOR, ARTstor’s mission is to serve the scholarly community through its collections. To enhance the benefits of these two resources and to enable researchers to discover useful content across all formats, JSTOR has developed a way to search both JSTOR and ARTstor content simultaneously.

Specifically, users have the opportunity to search JSTOR article content, JSTOR image captions, and metadata for ARTstor images. Search results pages are separated into three tabs — Articles, Images from Articles, and ARTstor Images — so that users can easily view and choose among their results. Article image thumbnails accompany the caption results, and ARTstor results contain title, creator, and date information. If your institution participates in ARTstor as well as JSTOR, you will also be able see ARTstor image thumbnails in your results and click to view the full-sized image and complete metadata through the ARTstor website. Users at non-participating institutions will be able to search and see the metadata, but not images, for ARTstor results.

Special Collections Display Takes a Look at Wooster’s Presidents

March 28th, 2007

“Celebrating Wooster’s Presidents: A Look Back” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries. This exhibit highlights photographs, programs, and publications from the College Archives Collection. The display pays tribute to those leaders who have taken Wooster from its earliest days, with Willis Lord at the help when “The College on the Hill” opened its doors in Fall 1870, to the present, with R. Stanton Hales presiding over a college working to meet the ever-changing educational needs of students in the 21st century.

The exhibit is available for viewing March 26 – June 29, 2007. Special arrangements can be made to view additional works from the College Archives Collection. For more information, contact Denise Monbarren (ext. 2527) or Elaine Smith Snyder (ext. 2155).

New York Times Archive Now Accessible

March 21st, 2007

The New York Times now provides faculty and students at universities/colleges free access to its TimesSelect service. With this service comes access to the NYT archives back to 1851. This service requires registration with the NYT. Once registered, users have unlimited access to search the archives and are limited to viewing 100 articles per month from the archives.

Campus Access to Chronicle of Higher Education

March 21st, 2007

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recently begun to provide institutional access via the web. The College Libraries have subscribed to this institutional access. This means that any user on campus (or using Virtual Private Network (VPN)) can access the full content of the Chronicle via its web site. This access includes the daily news, the current issues, and the archives of the Chronicle.  The Chronicle is also accessible from the Libraries’ Current News and Weather page.

Eight Millionth Article Added to OhioLINK EJC

March 19th, 2007

The eight millionth scholarly research article was recently added to OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC).  The EJC provides students, faculty and staff at participating OhioLINK institutions with instantaneous online access to more than 7,100 journals from 101 publishers.

OhioLINK users downloaded 4.9 million articles from the EJC in 2006.  A total of 25 million articles have been downloaded from the EJC since its inception in April 1998.