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    360 KB: Books24x7 databases from Books24x7 provider: Database Name Change -- effective May 2017

    What is happening to the name of Books24x7 databases?

    The provider Books24x7 has changed its name into Skillsoft Books, and subsequently the names of Books24x7 databases have changed into Skillsoft Books.

    Therefore, we will be changing the Books24x7 databases names in the Knowledgebase. The content of the databases, and the databases IDs will remain the same.

    This change will take effect on May 15, 2017:

    • Before May 15, 2017: Books24x7 databases
    • After May 15, 2017: Skillsoft Books databases


    Here is a list of old and new databases names:


    Database Code Old Database Name New Database Name
    WZB Books24x7 BusinessPro Collection Skillsoft Books BusinessPro Collection
    5~R  Books24x7 ElémentsEssentielsFrançais Skillsoft Books ElémentsEssentielsFrançais
    5~Q  Books24x7 en Español Skillsoft Books en Español
    WZG  Books24x7 EngineeringPro Collection Skillsoft Books EngineeringPro Collection
    WZM  Books24x7 EngineeringPro Corporate Collection Skillsoft Books EngineeringPro Corporate Collection
    WZI  Books24x7 ExecSummaries Collection Skillsoft Books ExecSummaries Collection
    WZD  Books24x7 FinancePro Collection Skillsoft Books FinancePro Collection
    5~T  Books24x7 German Complete Skillsoft Books German Complete
    WZT  Books24x7 IT Pro Collection Skillsoft Books ITPro Collection
    WZN  Books24x7 OfficeEssentials Collection Skillsoft Books OfficeEssentials Collection
    ARJ  Books24x7 Referenceware for Professionals Skillsoft Books Referenceware for Professionals



    In addition, four of Books24x7 databases are going to be retired by the provider and therefore will no longer be updated in the Knowldgebase. In order to maintain accurate and authoritative provider metadata (based on our Knowledgebase collection policy), these databases will be hidden in the Knowledgebase on May 15, 2017. Libraries that currently subscribe to these databases will continue to have access to these databases. However if your library is not already subscribed, you will not be able to view these databases in the Knowledgebase.


    This is the list of the four Books24x7 databases which will be hidden in the Knowledgebase on May 15, 2017:


    Database Code Database Name
    WZH  Books24x7 Well-BeingEssentials Collection
    WZL  Books24x7 ExecBlueprints Collection
    WZF  Books24x7 GovEssentials Collection
    BMSRL  Books24x7 EnglishEssentials Collection


    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 15, 2017.
    • 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-April-2017