Thursday, June 25, 2015

Closed Canada Day -- July 1st!

Both the Chilliwack and Abbotsford Libraries will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday, July 1st. We hope you have a great day and don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Complete library hours are available on our web site.

Posted by Brenda

Friday, June 12, 2015

Persistent Links updating for Academic Search Premier and CINAHL with Full Text

This year two of our consortially negotiated databases licenses have been upgraded to versions with more full text. Academic Search Premier is now Academic Search Complete, and CINAHL with Full Text is now CINAHL Complete.

A side effect of this upgrade is that persistent links to articles in course readings lists should be updated to reflect the change.  The old links will work for at least another 3 months, but the links should be changed to direct students to the correct version.

Basically, the same article in ASP and ASC have slightly different URL’s because of the database code name.  The same goes for the two CINAHL versions.

Example 1:

 Example 2:

Article: Patients', Caregivers', and Providers' Perceived Strategies for Diabetes Care

CINAHL with Full Text Link:


To update links, change the links with db=aph  to db=a9h  and the links with db=c8h to db=ccm.

The library will deal with changing links in our SIRSI Course Reserve system and any Libguides for your courses.  However, we may not be aware of other reading lists you have created on your own.
If you require any assistance or explanation, please contact Carol Konkle (loc. 4218),  Patti Wilson (loc. 4277) or your liaison librarian.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Academic Search Complete Upgrade

Academic Search Complete logo

Our most popular database, Academic Search Premier has been upgraded to Academic Search Complete. This product provides over 9,000 journals in full text, including over 7,800 peer-reviewed sources. Try it out!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Demand Driven Acquisition Pilot now closed

The UFV Library conducted a pilot project from September 2014 to April 2015 to borrow and purchase electronic books using "Demand Driven Acquisition" (DDA). The e-books were provided by EBL, a leader in e-book publishing and acquisition.  The pilot project is currently on hiatus following the expenditure of our budget.  All purchased titles are listed in the library catalogue and available for use.  However, the large file of unpurchased titles have been withdrawn, while the library reviews options for a 2015/16 DDA plan.

What is DDA?
DDA is a method of purchasing items with a known demand or interest.  When a borrower views an e-book for over 5 minutes, a short-term loan (STL)  is triggered.  On the third STL,  a purchase is triggered.

More details can be found on our Electronic Books Collection Libguide.

Posted by Patti Wilson
June 1, 2015