Contention: the multidisciplinary journal of social protest

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Contention : the multidisciplinary journal of social protest.

From the publisher website for the journal:

Contention is dedicated to research on and about social protest and political behavior. The journal advances essential knowledge of a comprehensive range of collective actions, social movements, and other forms of political and social contention. By providing a multidiscipinary forum to scholars within and across the social sciences and humanities, it seeks to promote scholarly exchange and knowledge sharing among them.

While recognizing the importance of the contribution that the increasing specialization of knowledge has brought to the understanding of political behavior and collective action, Contention aims to reconstruct the fragmentation of the scientific discourse by offering in each issue a coherent but diversified range of articles from different theoretical, methodological, and philosophical approaches.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2013) to present.

Access Contention via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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The Hollow Crown

The University of Cambridge now has access to The Hollow Crown, filmed adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges , on the Drama Online platform.

The first series of The Hollow Crown brings together Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Starring Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons and Tom Hiddleston, this continuous story of monarchy follows events during sixteen years of dynastic and political power play.

In Series 2, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III, tell the story of ‘The Wars of the Roses’, an exceptionally turbulent period in British history. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo and Tom Sturridge, these exhilarating and emotionally charged films feature some of Shakespeare’s most eloquent and powerful language.

The series was executive produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris under Neal Street Productions in association with NBC Universal.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses – Gloucester (HUGH BONNEVILLE), Margaret (SOPHIE OKONEDO), Richard III (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), Cecily (JUDI DENCH), Henry VI (TOM STURRIDGE) © BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/Robert Viglasky

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online URL change

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online has moved from its old URL

http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/dictionary

to the SpringerLink platform at this new URL

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=https://link.springer.com/openurl?genre=book&isbn=978-0-333-78676-5

The Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z has been updated.  The knowledgebase supporting iDiscover has also been updated and this change will be reflected in the (final) MARC record update of 6 December 2017.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics consists of 3,057 articles written by leading figures in the field including Nobel prize winners,  and is the definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists.

Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online platform changes

Oxford University Press advises that on 7 December 2017 the location of articles and pages in the Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online will change.  OUP expect the “majority” of articles to re-direct.

We don’t know what the new URLs for the articles will be before the 27 November, so OUP advise that “pages within the site will need to be updated after the launch”.  You should update any bookmarks you may  have to articles when the new URLs are discoverable after 27 November.

The URLs for the platforms will remain the same:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/

 

Complimentary titles with Grove Art Online will no longer be available on the Oxford Art Online site.  Instead, these titles will be discoverable through cross-searching on Oxford Art Online.  A user clicking on one of the search results for these titles, will be taken to Oxford Reference to view the content.  The Oxford Reference links to these titles are here:

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Encylopedia of Aesthetics

Oxford Companion to Western Art

 

Similarly, complimentary titles with Oxford Music Online will no longer be available on the Oxford Music Online site.  Instead, these titles will be discoverable through cross-searching on Oxford Music Online.  A user clicking on one of the search results for these titles, will be taken to Oxford Reference to view the content.  The Oxford Reference links to these titles are here:

Oxford Dictionary of Music

Oxford Companion to Music

The exception is Encyclopedia of Popular Music, which will no longer be available via Oxford Music Online and will only be accessible via Oxford Reference, here:

http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195313734.001.0001/acref-9780195313734?rskey=53AcO9&result=1

 

The Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z and iDiscover records will be updated over the course of the next two to three weeks.

 

Note on presence of playable Sibelius examples

Grove Music Online used to offer playable musical examples supported by the Scorch browser plugin, which (as of March 2016) was no longer supported by all Internet browsers. In light of this, OUP has temporarily converted the playable examples to static images. The new Grove Music Online site retains the static images. OUP appreciates that playable musical examples have been a valued resource on Grove Music Online, and apologize that this functionality is currently not available: “Our editors and technical teams have begun work to identify and implement a suitable replacement for the Scorch plugin that supports the scholarly needs of the Grove Music Online community and will be sustainable as we continue to build our playable example library in the years ahead. This is currently a rapidly evolving area of web technology, and we appreciate your patience”.

 

If you have any questions please write to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

American National Biography Online platform change

Oxford University Press advises that on 27 November 2017 the location of articles and pages in the American National Biography Online will change.  OUP expect the “majority” of articles to re-direct.

Unfortunately we don’t know what the new URLs for the articles will be before the 27 November, so OUP advise that “pages within the site will need to be updated after the launch”.

 

The URL for the platform will remain the same as now,

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.anb.org/articles/index.html

If you have any questions please write to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

 

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall trial

The University of Cambridge has trial access to the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall. 

Access to the Concert Hall is via this URL:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com

A pop-up window will appear which prompts you to register with your email address and password or to log in with an existing account. After registering / logging in, you can view all concerts, films and interviews in the Digital Concert Hall free of charge on all supported devices from the network of your institution or from home.

The trial access continues until 30 November 2017.

Please send your thoughts and feedback on this trial to Anna Pensaert: email: amljp2@cam.ac.uk

Each season, around 40 concerts are broadcasted live and they can also be viewed at a later date in the concert archive.  The archive already contains hundreds of recordings with all the great artists of classical music. There are also fascinating documentaries and bonus films.

Das Bild zeigt den Innenraum der Hamburger Hauptkirche St. Michaelis (Michel), Author: Je-str

Interior of St. Michael’s Church, Hamburg, where Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s cantata Heilig Wq 217 – which forms the introduction to the concert of Brahms’ German Requiem in the Digital Concert Hall – was first performed.  “This ʻHeiligʼ,” according to the composer, “is an attempt … to attract far greater attention and sensation through ordinary harmonic progressions than any anguished chromaticism is able to achieve. It is my swan song …, and should serve to ensure that after my death I am not too soon forgotten.”–Digital Concert Hall programme notes.

Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection trial access

The University of Cambridge has trial access to the Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection until 12 December 2017 via this link.

Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection includes 500+ full text journals and 340+ full text journals with citations in PsycINFO in the subject areas of anthropology; emotional and behavioral characteristics; mental processes; observational and experimental methods; psychiatry and psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection can be searched independently, but also allows users to  link to full text from citations within PsycINFO. These citations, when viewed via EBSCOhost, have the ability to link to articles from hundreds of full-text journals contained in this database.

“Running with the seagulls”, Galveston, Texas – Ed Schipul from Houston, TX, US