Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

The UConn Libraries, in collaboration with the UConn Law School and Health Center libraries, has added site-wide access to the Chronicle of Higher Education<http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5> effective immediately. The site license offers faculty, staff, and students unrestricted access to The Chronicle’s premium content.

Included in the subscription is the ability to sign up for their free e-mail newsletters such as Academe Today, The Chronicle’s popular daily report, the weekly Chronicle Review for those interested in discussion and ideas, and The Global Newsletter, summarizing world events in academe. To learn more about these and other e-mail newsletters that The Chronicle publishes see http://chronicle.com/section/Newsletters/85/

For a quick summary of what you now have access to, visit their site map at http://chronicle.com/sitemap

Connecticut Population Projections

Thanks to a collaboration between the Office of Policy and Management, UConn Department of Geography, Connecticut State Data Center, Connecticut Department of Public Health, University Libraries Undergraduate Team, and University Libraries IT Services, updated population projections have been developed for the state of Connecticut for 2015-2025 based on new methods. The population projections project was coordinated by Jonathan Pollak, a recent graduate of the UConn Department of Geography and involved a collaboration between state agencies, faculty, students, and library staff to enable these new projections to be developed in an expedited time frame to assist users across the state with planning, analysis, and decision making. These new projections include 3 fertility rates (High, Medium, Low) to assist agencies, organizations, and municipalities with planning as the population projections represent an estimate of the population for a specific area which is subject to change by a number of factors. These new projections utilize birth and death data provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and data from the 2010 U.S. Census.

To help users with viewing and exploring these populations Jie Lin, a PhD student in the Department of Geography, has developed an interactive map, chart, and data table interface to explore the projections data. This interface uses the Google Fusion Tables and Google Visualization API along with some customized JavaScript code to create a streamlined user interface.

View the 2015-2025 Population Projections for Connecticut at: http://ctsdc.uconn.edu/projections.html

Downloadable datasets will be released in the coming weeks along with a summary report of the projections. Explore this interface and feel free to share your feedback with us!
Michael R. Howser
Undergraduate Education, Geography,  and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Librarian

Connecticut State Data Center Associate Director

Connecticut State Data Center at the Map and Geographic Information Center – MAGIC
University of Connecticut Libraries
369 Fairfield Way – Unit 1005M
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

P: (860) 486-4589
michael.howser@uconn.edu

SAGE journals available on smart phones

SAGE Journals is now mobile!

You currently have access to SAGE Journals via your library. The entire collection of SAGE online journal sites are now available in a mobile-optimized format designed for the smaller screen of smart phone devices.

How can you access your SAGE journals on your smart phone?

When you visit one of SAGE’s 670+ journal sites on your iPhone, Android or other smart phone device you will automatically be redirected to the mobile version.

Maintaining a sense of continuity with the desktop version these sites feature the essential aspects of the online site, including:

  • The Full-text content of the current issue
  • Archives
  • OnlineFirst articles (if applicable)
  • Search, authentication, and sharing tools

Mobile Site URLs

The URLs for SAGE’s new mobile sites will follow their standard URLs with the addition of “m.” after http://. For example, Criminal Justice & Behavior’s standard homepage URL is http://cjb.sagepub.com so it’s mobile site URL is http://m.cjb.sagepub.com

Want to know more?

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about our mobile sites.

We hope you enjoy accessing your SAGE journals on the go!

Yours sincerely,

SAGE Library team
librarymarketing@sagepub.co.uk

Scan and send to an email (Free)

Scan for Free!
And save paper!

Now – on library copier.

Use this function to scan
materials in BLACK and WHITE to your email address.
Materials may be sent in PDF or TIFF format.

Press Scanner button on the left front panel

In the Email section of the screen, press Manual Entry

Enter your e-mail address, then press OK in the upper section of the screen

To select a format (PDF/TIFF),
press Send File Name/Type, make a selection,
then press OK

Place material to scan on the glass

Press the Start Button for each page you wish to scan

When finished scanning, press the # (Enter) key

Then press the Clear/Stop button to make sure that your email address has been removed from the address line

If you wish to check the transmission status, press Scanned Files Status; be sure to Exit after checking.

Custom Toolbars for Avery Point

I have created two custom toolbars for Avery Point, mainly for faculty but anyone can use them.  First is for the campus, second is marine science related.  Paste the URL in browser and it should allow you to upload.  When I make change to toolbars, the toolbar will refresh upon re-opening browser.  Jan Heckman, Librarian UConn, Avery Point campus

Avery Point Website upload URL: http://AveryPointLibraryFacultyResouces.OurToolbar.com/

Marine science toolbar upload URL: http://UConnAveryPointLibraryMarineSci.OurToolbar.com/

Open Access Journal Publishing Fund

The University of Connecticut Libraries have established an Open Access Author Fund. If you publish articles in fully open access journals, or are considering doing so, you may be eligible to be reimbursed for a portion of the OA publication fee to the author.

Participating authors must publish in fully open access, peer-reviewed journals.  The funds are available to any UConn faculty, post doctoral researcher, staff member or graduate student author, but the applicant must be the corresponding author and must have that UConn affiliation. The published article must also be made available in DigitalCommons@UConn, our institutional repository.

 Reimbursement is up to $1250 per article but the author must exhaust other funding avenues prior to applying to the OA fund. This fund is co-sponsored by the UConn Libraries, the UConn Health Center Library and the Vice President for Research.

 Further information is available at the Open Access Fund Libguide: http://uchc.libguides.com/OA_AuthorFund  If you have questions you can contact your liaison or write to the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Team at Scholarlycommlib@listserv.uconn.edu.

Find Everything in the Libraries’ Collections with One Search

Find Everything in the Libraries’ Collections with One Search

The Libraries have introduced a new search tool that will enable users to do just one search to find the resources they need.

Functioning as a library catalog, a journal locator, a database locator, and a large full-text article database, the new search tool enables users to enter terms into a web-like search box to obtain licensed content from the Libraries’ entire collection. Previously, users were required to search in multiple locations or fields, depending on the type of information they sought. The technology behind the new search tool is called “Summon(tm),” and is provided by Serials Solutions(r), a business unit of ProQuest(r).

To use the new all-encompassing search tool, labeled “Everything @ UConn,” just insert a topic of interest. Users may then refine their search and specify parameters such as content type, subject, or date. For a more sophisticated search by, for example, author or journal title, users should use the “Advanced Search” option.

To try the tool, go to:

http://www.lib.uconn.edu

Please let us know what you think. Send your feedback to: http://bit.ly/zZenMG

If assistance is needed while searching, users may contact a librarian via chat, text, e-mail, phone, or in person, at: http://www.lib.uconn.edu/help/askHomer/

For more information, please visit:

http://www.lib.uconn.edu/help/summonabout.html