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    360 KB: Some Databases from Gale: Database Name Change -- February 2023

    What is happening to the name of some Gale databases?

    We are changing certain historical newspaper collections from Gale to represent the entire range of content available through the provider. Additional collections will be created to cover specific date ranges available as separate and upgrade purchases from Gale. 

    Therefore, we will be changing the names of the databases in the Knowledgebase. The content of the databases, and the database ID, will remain the same.

    This change will take effect on February 26, 2023:

    Old Database Name Updated Database Name DB Code
    Economist Historical Archive, 1843–2020 Economist Historical Archive IEX
    Sunday Times Historical Archive, 1822–2006 Sunday Times Historical Archive X51
    Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 Telegraph Historical Archive AELXF
    Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 Gale - The Times Digital Archive ITA
    Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902–2014 Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 5PA


    Actions you may need to take:

    • If you are a 360 MARC Updates client and have requested the custom specification that adds the database name as it appears in the Client Center/Intota to MARC records, you can expect to see some change records when you get your MARC records after February 26, 2023.
    • If your library uses a third-party service (such as EBSCO A-Z, etc.), custom scripts to manage data, or other non-ProQuest tools that require the database name to function, you should note the change in ProQuest's database name in order to retain the proper relationship/mapping between those tools.


    • Article last edited: 14-FEB-2023