Thursday, March 27, 2008

Back File Added --> Current Digest to the Post Soviet Press (1949 - present)

Current digest of the (Post) Soviet Press

The Current Digest of the (Post-)Soviet Press was founded in 1949. Each week it presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for use in teaching and research. They are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.

The Current Digest carried translations of all important documents of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet government, providing an impressive documentary record of:
  • all significant speeches by Soviet leaders;
  • meetings of all Party congresses, including the 1956 20th Party Congress and Nikita Khrushchev’s “secret speech” denouncing the Stalinist “cult of personality”;
  • all five-year plans and reports on plan fulfillment;
  • all important Soviet laws, including initial drafts, official public discussion of the drafts, and final versions as adopted by the USSR Supreme Soviet;
  • Soviet diplomacy, Soviet-US summits and other meetings of Soviet leaders with their foreign counterparts; and
  • all Soviet treaties, including arms-control treaties, and all major foreign-policy developments, from the Cuban missile crisis through the Soviet war in Afghanistan and withdrawal from that country.
In the Soviet period, CDPSP editors were ever alert for anything atypical that might herald a change in Soviet life. At the same time they provided readers with representative samples of what was typically in the press.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Upcoming changes to Credo--training on offer

Credo will be launching a new platform in June.

To prepare for these changes, Credo is offering online training sessions.
The training takes about 45 minutes and will highlight some of the
searching capabilities and key resources, suggest how to promote and
customize your site using your admin tools, and finally offer a sneak peak
of the new platform that will be launching in June.

Thursday, March 20th at 1pm (EST) 3pm (MST)
Wednesday, March 26th at 10am (EST) 12pm (MST)
Wednesday, March 26th at 3pm (EST) 5pm (MST)
Monday, March 31 at 1pm (EST) 3pm (MST)

To view the most recent training schedule and to sign up, please visit:

When you sign up, you will be sent connection information.

Please check the Credo website later for more updates and training

News in Canadian Digitization--Canadiana. org Bulletin

Highlights in this issue

* Upcoming Alouette Canada Portal with 1,000,000 metadata records
* Work will continue on Canadian Directories

Safari Tech Training Sessions

Hi. Karen Hinton from ProQuest will be conducting two training sessions on Safari Books Online on Thursday, March 20 in IC B. The sessions, which will feature the same content repeated, will take place from 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm. Please invite any interested colleagues both inside and outside LCR.

Note that these sessions are in addition to the session dealing with the ProQuest and CSA databases that will be held in the morning of the same day (9:30 - 11:00 am)

Let me know if you have any questions.



New Product Announcement-->Erudit


This database has been activated on Serials Solutions and SFX.
We are investigating marc records for the books etc.

Érudit welcomes any Academic journal, regardless of its publisher and country of origin. It is also the site of dissemination of Quebec journals supported by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). The collection covers a wide range of disciplines in the human, social and natural sciences. The search tool allows to look into a corpus comprised of recently published articles and retroactively digitalized articles from past issues. Two publishing centres handle e-journal production: one located at Université de Montréal and the other at Université Laval.

Through its activities, Érudit has developed expertise in the production and dissemination of E-books. It adheres to the most stable digital text-processing norms pertaining both to e-Books and Web content. Beyond e-book production, this site is experimental in two respects. First, it enables publishers to develop a graphic design and the means to e-books availability for readers. Second, offering e-books in one form or another constitutes a form of experimentation concerning uses and new services for readerships.

Érudit is a dissemination platform for Theses by various universities. As a starting point, this site, which is based on an interuniversity-network architecture, provides free access to online theses from Université de Montréal, Université Laval and other universities in North America and Europe.

The Other documents and data section contributes to scientific communication expansion through the submission and dissemination of texts such as research reports and notes, conference presentations and other documents that authors-researchers wish to post online. The documents under this section are not the ones awaiting approval for publication in the journals disseminated by Érudit; this section is independent of the journal publishers. It relies upon the cooperation of numerous research structures while providing an individual online deposit service. This free-access section presents an interuniversity-network architecture and provides compatibility with the Open Archives initiative protocol.

New Product Announcement-->Armed Conflict Database

Armed conflict database

Welcome to the IISS Armed Conflict Database, a frequently updated source of information on armed conflicts worldwide. You can generate reports and download data as well as browse through the yearly analyses and fact sheets online.

Refworks Webinars

We are pleased to announce the RefWorks Webinar schedule for April 2008. In addition to our Fundamentals and Advanced Feature sessions, we're also offering a session specifically on RefShare. And this month we're offering sessions in German and Spanish, and sessions in English by our U.K.-based trainer. Please feel free to share the links below with your users or simply direct them to the RefWorks website ( to enroll. Registration is limited to 50 people per class and enrollment is required:

RefWorks Fundamentals

This 75 minute session covers all the basics - creating a RefWorks account, importing data, organizing your database and generating a bibliography. Great for new users or even existing users who would like a refresher.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -05:00, New
York) Enroll Now!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -05:00, New

Enroll Now!

Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -05:00, New

Enroll Now!