Withdrawn resource: EDITED


THE ENTRY FOR the retail analytics service for apparel brands and retailers EDITED has been removed from the Find Databases service.

EDITED was added to the library’s list of electronic resources back in March 2016. Access to the resource is now being managed at the NTU School level, with accounts being created manually for student cohorts requiring access.

As unmediated access to EDITED is no longer available, the resource has been removed from the library’s Find Databases list.

Talis RLMS changes: integrations updated

A screenshot from an RLMS list, showing a number of resources in summary view

FOLLOWING TALIS’ DEPLOYMENT of upgrades to the Resource List Management System this morning, integrations with connected library services have been updated.

Talis Aspire connections have been reviewed (and revisions deployed as required) for the following applications:

  • NOW: The RLMS widget, which displays information about a module’s matching resource list, the number of items on that list, and the date of most recent update (together with a deep-link to the resource list in Aspire) has been re-enabled;
  • Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro: The ability to ‘Send to my RLMS bookmarks’ from an LOS search result is active;
  • SFX: The function that allow academics to ‘Save this resource to your Resource List Management System (RLMS) bookmarks’ is running normally;
  • Copythat: Real-time and scheduled confirmation of matches between requested items and the current resource lists are both running as usual;
  • Relic: The ability to check for the presence of a LCN, DOI, ISSN or ISBN on a current resource list has been reinstated;

Upgrades to the resource list widget in the Engage VLE platform used to support Distance Learning provision are under review by the Wiley technical team. In the meantime, deep-links to the matching Aspire resource lists are being added to all DL modules to provide ongoing access pending completion of the technical works.

UPDATED, 19 NOVEMBER: Wiley have been able to update the resource lists widgets on the Engage Distance Learning platform, which are working normally once more.

Talis deploy RLMS changes: integrations require update

A screeshot of a resource list showing selected items

TALIS HAVE THIS morning deployed some configuration changes to our RLMS tenancy that will improve both the security and resilience of the service.

These changes will not affect the current operation of list creation, editing, publishing or review, or the collection of bookmarks or the management of profiles.

However, these changes do require that the integrations that the library has developed between the RLMS and other services (such as NOW, LOS and SFX) need to be updated to align with the new settings.

There may be some temporary disruption to these integrations (such as RLMS widgets and library apps such as Relic) while this work is completed – the first such upgrades have already been deployed and are live.

A further update will follow once all existing integrations are confirmed as in sync with the new protocols.

New resource: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States home page illustration

THE BLACK FREEDOM Struggle in the United States digital document archive has been made discoverable in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.

Made freely available online by publishers ProQuest, access to the resource is not subject to any requirement to log in.

The resource is described as follows:

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is an archival service containing a selection of approximately 1,600 documents, with others being added, focusing on African American efforts to secure civil and human rights – from slavery to the present, and is organised into six main collections:

  • Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  • The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  • The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

This resource has been made freely available by ProQuest. As an independently managed resource, Black Freedom Struggle in the United States cannot be searched in parallel with other databases accessed through the main ProQuest search platform.