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What is happening with the Gale databases?
Update 4/28/16: DBID BBJ has been Hidden; please see table at 2. Database Migrations below.
Update 11/2/15: All database changes described below have now been applied.
The provider Gale has recently informed us of some changes to their collections. See below for notifications of (1) Database Name and URL Changes, and (2) Database Migrations.
1. Database Name and URL Changes
This change will take effect on Oct. 30, 2015.
|DB ID||Before Oct. 30||After Oct. 30|
|O1N||Scribner Writers Online (Gale Virtual Reference Library)||Scribner Writers on GVRL|
|O1D||Twayne's Authors Online (Gale Virtual Reference Library)||Twayne's Authors on GVRL|
|ISE||InfoTrac Student Edition||Student Edition|
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, and/or you have requested the custom specification that adds direct URLs to MARC records, you can expect to see some change records when you get your MARC records after Oct. 30, 2015.
- If your library uses a third-party service (such as SFX, 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.
2. Database Migrations
Gale has retired some old databases recently, as well as launched some new products. In order to avoid service disruptions, the URLs in the old Gale databases are already redirecting to the newer and/or current Gale products. Gale has informed us that these redirects will stop at some point in the near future.
In order to maintain accurate and authoritative provider metadata (based on the Knowledgebase collection policy), all old Gale databases in the table below are now hidden. In addition, titles will be removed from the old full-text databases in the Knowledgebase on Oct. 30, 2015. The old Gale full-text databases will become zero-titles databases. For more information about which old Gale full-text databases will have titles removed, please see the table below.
Action you need to take:
- As soon as possible, update the holdings in your Intota or Client Center profile by subscribing to the current databases instead of the old databases, as per the table below. For information on how to update your profile, and considerations prior to removing the old databases from your profile:
- After subscribing to the current databases, please follow these instructions to set up your Gale title level links for the current databases.
- If you are a 360 MARC Updates client and have requested the custom specification that adds direct URLs or database specific information to MARC records, you can expect to see some change records when you get your MARC records after Oct. 30, 2015.
|Old DB Name||Old DBID||Old DB Full-text/Titles to be Removed?||Current DB Name||Current DBID|
|Book Review Index||ARH||no||Book Review Index Online Plus||ARI|
|Business & Company ASAP||IBC||yes||Business Collection||BAAKF|
|Business Index ASAP||ATE||no||Business Collection||BAAKF|
|Contemporary Literary Criticism||AHOSN||yes||Literature Criticism Online||FIW|
|Contemporary Literary Criticism Select||BBJ||no||Literature Criticism Online||FIW|
|Dictionary of Literary Biography||BGD||no||Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online||KAX|
|Discovering Collection||BGR||yes||Research In Context||ATWCN|
|European Business ASAP||IEB||yes||Business Collection||BAAKF|
|General Business File ASAP||IGB||yes||Business Collection||BAAKF|
|Infotrac Junior Edition||IJE||yes||Research In Context||ATWCN|
|InfoTrac Kids Edition||IKE||yes||Kids InfoBits||IKB|
|Junior Edition - K12||CLW||no||Research In Context||ATWCN|
|Junior Reference Collection||CLY||yes||Research In Context||ATWCN|
|Kids Edition||CMP||no||Kids InfoBits||IKB|
|Kids Edition - K12||CMQ||no||Kids InfoBits||IKB|
|LitFinder for Schools||17G||no||LitFinder||17F|
|National Newspaper Index||INN||no||Infotrac Newsstand||3GN|
|Student Edition - K12||DYF||yes||Before 10/30/15: InfoTrac Student Edition
After 10/30/15: Student Edition
|Student Resource Center Junior||ISJ||yes||Research In Context||ATWCN|
|What Do I Read Next?||EHH||no||Books and Authors||INV|
- Date Created: 1-Sep-2015
- Last Edited Date: 28-Apr-2016
- Old Article Number: 13094