This is the time of year when we lose our online access to a few titles; which titles is unpredictable of course. The sooner we can report these issues the sooner they can be resolved. To report problems, please just email Alison or you can use the EJ problem report form if you prefer. Thank you.
WU Libraries have recently finalized a new contract with Elsevier. As part of the negotiation process, we have purchased numerous ejournal archives, including the General Physics archive and the High Energy Nuclear Physics & Astronomy archive. The backfiles will cover from the first volume through 1994 (unless the title ceased earlier than that). All titles are available through a search of the WU Library Catalog. I have a complete list if you would like to see it, but there are over 120 titles in the physics collections alone.
WU Libraries negotiated a one-time purchase of Springer ebook collections and ejournal archives. The five ebook collections are: Behavioral Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Energy; Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; and Professional and Applied Computing. The four ejournal archive collections are: Biomedical and Life Sciences; Chemistry and Materials Science; Engineering; and Physics and Astronomy. The Physics and Astronomy ejournal archive contains 89 titles with backfile access back to volume 1. All titles can be found by searching in the WU Library Catalog, or a complete list can be found here.
It all started with an electronic bulletin board — one computer on one scientist’s desk. Now, more than two decades later, arXiv is a driving force in scientific communication. It draws in thousands of researchers every day, operating with a permanent staff and a $1M budget. Read more.
After negotiations, WU Libraries have been able to maintain the majority of subscriptions that were paid through the subscription agent which declared bankruptcy a few months ago. As always, please report any problems accessing electronic journals
The Digital Einstein Papers is "an open-access site for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, the ongoing publication of Einstein's massive written legacy comprising more than 30,000 unique documents. The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923. The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents. The site will present subsequent volumes in the series roughly two years after original book publication." [Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec.5, 2014]
Nature, one of the world’s most-cited scientific publications, has launched an initiative that will make research articles on nature.com widely available to read and share. This includes 49 journals, with Scientific American among them. Scientists have always shared their work; it is essential to advancing progress. Nature was established in 1869 to help scientists share, and to bring science to the public. Read more.
WU Libraries use a subscription agent to fulfill the majority of our subscriptions. In August, the Library system sent a large prepayment for calendar year 2015 for well over 2000 subscriptions. Unfortunately, our subscription agent declared bankruptcy in September, before paying the publishers. We are working with the 845 publishers involved, but some titles may temporarily be suspended while we negotiate. If you cannot get the ejournal access you expect, please use a combination of these strategies: