New Interface for Electronic Journals

Dear Patrons,
Last year, GALILEO implemented SFX software to provide the e-journal A-Z list and links for GALILEO databases.  Many of you are already familiar with the SFX interface from GALILEO’s usage of it; a brief overview is available at http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/UsingSFX.
As of January 1, 2009, Henderson Library has made the switch from EBSCO A-Z software for providing links to electronic journals to the SFX A-Z software.  (No worries, we still have the EBSCO databases!)  The “Electronic Journals A-Z” link from the Library’s home page has been changed to link to the SFX A-Z list.   Although the look of the new list is very different from the previous one, it contains the same type of information.   More changes are coming to make the list more user-friendly.
You will also see a new look for information for individual titles in the library catalog.   There will no longer be a “click here” message in the records to link to full text.  That message has been replaced by the following:
“Click FIND IT button above.”
The “find it” button is at the top of the record to the left of the “brief display” button, and only appears if there are electronic holdings.
Activating access to titles through SFX and changing the library catalog notes/links to SFX are manual tasks.  We have activated most of the titles and periodical packages and converted many of the notes/links, but you will continue to see the old “click here” notes until we complete the systematic review each title.
If you encounter a link that does not work correctly, please contact Debra Skinner, Catalog Librarian, at dskinner@georgiasouthern.edu, and we will correct the problem as quickly as possible.  In your message,  please include the journal title and a brief description of the problem.
Since we are still in the process of activating some titles, we recommend checking both the Henderson Library and the GALILEO electronic journal A-Z lists, since a title might be in one place and not the other at this point.  (The GALILEO list is at the yellow tab marked “Journals A-Z.”)
Please ask us about any link that does not work the way that you think it should.  In other words, if in doubt, please report it!
If you need additional information about this change, please contact the Henderson Library Learning Commons Desk (478-5645) or submit your request via Ask a Librarian (http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/forms/askzach.html)
Thank you, from your friends at the Zach S. Henderson Library!

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