Confusing ‘Sign in’ option on Oxford University Press platforms

Databases on the new Oxford University Press platform show a ‘Sign in’ option below the ‘Cambridge University Library’ access label.

The appearance of the ‘Sign in’ option does not indicate that an additional sign in is required it is simply the new position of the sign in option for the database (previously this option would have appeared in the top right hand part of the screen). ‘Sign in’ will appear both on and off campus.

Once you have been directed to the database site from the databases A-Z you should see ‘Cambridge University Library’ on the left hand side of the screen. If you see this then you will be identified as a member of the university and will be able to use the resource. Simply enter a term into the search bar at the upper right hand side of the site and you be able to view complete results.

Look for a green open padlock in the results list as this will indicate that you are correctly logged in and can access the full text.

The databases allow you to save searches and results. To do this you will need to create an individual account for the platform and this will require you to use the additional sign in option.

Databases that have been updated with this feature include:

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Bibliographies

The New Oxford Shakespeare

If you have any problems accessing these databases then please email us: ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk

Perma.cc – an online source archival and citation resource

The University Information Service (UIS) has made Perma.cc available to members of the University of Cambridge. You can sign up with the UIS to be part of our organisational account to Perma.cc.

Perma.cc is a free to use service where you can create a link to the version of a web page from which you obtained information and ensure URLs listed in your citations do not lead to broken links and missing pages.

“Perma.cc, developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, is a caching solution to be used by authors and journal editors in order to integrate the preservation of cited material with the act of citation. Upon direction from a paper author or editor, Perma will retrieve and save the contents of a webpage, and return a permanent link. When the work is published, the author can include that permanent citation in addition to a citation to the original URL, or just the permanent link, ensuring that even if the original is no longer available because the site goes down or changes, the cache is preserved and available.”

‘Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations’ by Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert & Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law Reform Forum, March 17th 2014)

 

 

MGG Online, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Access is now enabled to the encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, known in its electronic form as MGG Online.  Access on campus is via this link:

https://mgg-online.com/

Off campus access is only available via the EZproxy server at this link:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=https://mgg-online.com/

A user choosing to access MGG Online off campus via Google, say, will not have access as MGG Online has not yet implemented Shibboleth.

A link to the encyclopedia can be found in the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z and a record for it will be created in January 2018 for retrieval via iDiscover.

Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG) is a general encyclopedia of music.  MGG is encyclopedic in the true sense of that term: it offers in-depth articles on every aspect of music as well as many related areas such as literature, philosophy, and visual arts.  MGG Online contains the second print edition of MGG, published from 1994 to 2008, as well as current, continuous online updates and additions.

MGG Online traces its origins to the Protestant encyclopedia Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, seeing music not as a “neutral subject but one that compels action from the individual”, like religion, a subject whose “elemental roots in daily life, experience, and practice were axiomatic to its editors”.

Growing from the turbulent post-war years of Germany, the encyclopedia will now, the editors explain, unfold – unlike a print edition – as a “living project which alters, expands, and renews itself continuously” online:

The goal is the reliable, precise, and authoritative production of musical knowledge with clearly designated responsibilities and boundaries: in short, a publication to compete with other publications. Even in the online era, knowledge must not be reduced to a medial monoculture—alas, a most persistent and perilous illusion and one to which digital players are highly susceptible. What is more, the organization of knowledge is not the same thing as the infinite reproduction of everything which can be known. Were that the case, the digital encyclopedia would be simply a rather trivial replica of the wildest dreams of a positivist age. Order and delimitation are, generally speaking, the results of cogent decisions by professionals, often after long and heated deliberations. And these decisions are intended, above all, as guidance for nonspecialists. Such is the objective of an encyclopedia in the digital age, with all the advantages offered by nonlinear access.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature integration

As the University has subscription access to the RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, users can take advantage of links out from MGG Online to the RILM Abstracts which launch a search on RILM for the subject of the article in MGG.

Google Translate in MGG Online

The globe icon to the top right of any article in MGG links you to the Google Translate feature in the top bar of your MGG window in a browser.

 Photograph by Terry O’Neill / Getty

RALF VON APPEN, Art. Bowie, David, BIOGRAPHIE, in: MGG Online, hrsg. von Laurenz Lütteken, Kassel, Stuttgart, New York: 2016ff., published 2017-10-06, https://www.mgg-online.com/article?id=mgg01929&v=2.0&rs=id-089483f2-c27d-44ef-3959-87fead9f8812

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.

Image credit: Gratisography

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.