What is happening to the databases Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Frontfile Content) and Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Backfile Content)?
As part of ongoing improvements in realigning Wiley products in the 360KB to match the products, metadata, and branding offered by Wiley, we are changing the structure and names of the following the 2 journals databases:
- Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Backfile Content)
- Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Frontfile Content)
Please note that these databases do not represent coherent or actual subscription collections as offered by Wiley. Rather, they are informational lists -- thus de facto A-Z lists -- of journal content. Their purpose is to allow subscribers to augment their holdings portfolios by adding individual titles to which they may have access, access that is above and beyond what is offered to all subscribers of a given subscription collection. For example, a customer may have purchased the Social Science and Humanities Collection but as part of their individual contract may have purchased one or more additional titles, or may have trial access to additional titles. These two databases, then, are where clients would track those additional titles.
The following changes will take effect on May 16, 2018.
Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Backfile Content)
This database, also known by its database ID 1OB, will continue to function as an A-Z list of backfile content.
The first change to this database will be its name, Wiley Online Library All Backfiles, in keeping with the provider's new branding efforts.
The second change to this database concerns adopting the new URL syntax in all title-level linking.
Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Frontfile Content)
This database, also known by its database ID 1OC, will no longer list only journal frontfile content. Rather, it will list all journal content, meaning that it will list the full date run of all Wiley journals. The provider no longer supplies an A-Z frontfile list, so we are no longer able to accurately maintain this database as-is. On the other hand, this change will transform this database into a complete A-Z list.
Frontfile access and coverage for titles should be adequately represented by the Full Collection, Database Model, and Not In Any Collection databases.
For clients who choose a title from this database but who still need to modify coverage dates to match their access, please refer to this guide on customizing coverage dates.
The second change to this database will be its name, Wiley Online Library All Journals, in keeping with the provider's new branding efforts.
The final change to this database concerns adopting the new URL syntax in all title-level linking.
|Before May 16, 2018||After May 16, 2018||Content changes|
|Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Backfile Content)||1OB||Wiley Online Library All Backfiles||None|
|Wiley-Blackwell Journals (Frontfile Content)||1OC||Wiley Online Library All Journals||Coverage will expand to include complete date run of journals.|
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 May 16, 2018.
- 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: 19-April-2018