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    360 KB: Select Gale Databases: Database Name Changes, URL Changes, and Migrations -- Oct. 2015

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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

    In order to better align with Gale naming conventions, and provide the most up-to-date Gale product codes within title URLs, we will be changing the database names and title-level linking syntax for 3 Gale databases in the Knowledgebase. The database IDs and content of the databases will remain the same. Note: these URL changes will not affect Gale-specific Location IDs within these URLs.

    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:
      • Intota users click here.
      • Client Center users click here.
    • 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
    PROMT IPR yes Business Collection BAAKF
    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