Revista Hispanica Moderna

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Revista Hispanica Moderna.

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From the Ovid website for the journal:

“Founded in 1934 as Boletín del Instituto de las Españas at Columbia University, Revista Hispánica Moderna has been regarded since as one of the most distinguished international venues for academic research in Spanish. RHM is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal committed to the dissemination of outstanding scholarship on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literary and cultural studies. It publishes essays and book reviews in Spanish, English, or Portuguese on the full spectrum of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultural production in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, and in all historical periods, from the Middle Ages to the present..”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 60 (2007) to present.

Access Revista Hispanica Moderna via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

This title is also available from volume 1 (1934) to 3 years ago from JSTOR at this link.

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Journal of Ecumenical Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Ecumenical Studies.

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From the journal website:

“The Journal of Ecumenical Studies (JES) was founded by Arlene and Leonard Swidler in 1964 as the first peer-reviewed journal in the field of interreligious dialogue. Born out of the ecumenical spirit of Vatican II, JES began with an emphasis on dialogue among diverse Christian traditions. Its focus quickly broadened to Christian-Jewish dialogue and soon thereafter to interchange among a wide array of religious traditions. After 50 years, JES continues as the premier publisher of scholarly articles in the field of dialogue across lines of religious difference.

“From the 1960s until today, JES has helped to create and build an international forum for interreligious scholarship. Together with the outreach work of the Dialogue Institute, it continues to support, stimulate, and broaden the community of scholars and activists engaged in interreligious work throughout the world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 50 (2015) to present.

Access Journal of Ecumenical Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Journal of Austrian Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Austrian Studies.

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From the journal website:

The Journal of Austrian Studies is an interdisciplinary quarterly that publishes scholarly articles and book reviews on all aspects of the history and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the Habsburg territory. It is the flagship publication of the Austrian Studies Association and contains contributions in German and English from the world’s premiere scholars in the field of Austrian studies. The journal highlights scholarly work that draws on innovative methodologies and new ways of viewing Austrian history and culture. Although the journal was renamed in 2012 to reflect the increasing scope and diversity of its scholarship, it has a long lineage dating back over a half century as Modern Austrian Literature and, prior to that, The Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association.

The journal also offers book reviews, editorials and letters to the editor.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 45 (2012) to present.

Access Journal of Austrian Studies via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

The preceding journal, Modern Austrian Literature, is available from 1968-2011 on JSTOR from this link. From 1963 to 1967 the journal is available with the title Journal of the International Arthur Schnitzler Research Association and is available from JSTOR via this link.

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Hispanofila

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Hispanofila.

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From the Project Muse website for the journal:

“Hispanófila, a journal that accepts essays on any literary, linguistic, or cultural topic dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, appears three times a year. Articles may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Only work that has not been previously published is considered for publication with Hispanófila. The journal, founded by Professor Alva V. Ebersole, was brought to the Department of Romance Languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 151 (2008) to present.

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

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Rand Daily Mail trial access

Trial access has been arrange for the Rand Daily Mail 1902-1985

Access is available from the below URL on and off campus from now until March 29, 2017:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/readex/welcome?p=HN-SARDM

Please send us your feedback on this trial – write to

ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk    Thank you

The Rand Daily Mail, a Johannesburg daily, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall.   From its early beginnings in 1902, the Rand Daily Mail was known for its controversial yet courageous journalism. Despite significant pressure from the conservative government, its writers openly addressed issues that white readers knew little about.

Just now the issues loaded are for the period 1940-1985.  Issues for the period 1902-1939 are in production now at Readex and the entirety of the collection will be launched by April 2017 at the latest.  For the duration of the trial therefore only the issues for 1940-1985 can be consulted.

NOW HOME IS THREE ROOMS IN A TOWN WITH NO NAME
Home for the banished Mrs Winnie Mandela is now a three-roomed house without electricity, running water, a bath or a stove.  Like the 725 identical houses in the township, near Brandfort in the Free State, the Mandela house, no. 802, is without water-borne sewerage, or a fence.  The township has no official name but local blacks call it “Phatakahle” – which means “handle with care.”
Rand Daily Mail, May 18, 1977

Access to Oxford University Press articles

Access to Oxford University Press articles has been problematic since OUP’s move of its journal content to a new platform (Silverchair Information Systems).  The impact on Cambridge has been very severe indeed and alternative means of access have been used as a result of the inaccessibility of both subscription and OA articles on the OUP platform.  There are a number of separate issues that are causing the failure of access and these are summarized here with as much of an indication as we have about their progress to a solution.

Missing content

Content is missing from some journals.  OUP has migrated its journals to its new platform in stages.  This migration has been onoing over the second half of 2016 especially and should have been completed by now.  Very regrettably some articles and some issues and some years of some journals have yet to be migrated.  OUP is addressing this problem urgently.  If you find any missing content there is the option to email us and we will request its delivery to us as a priority and we will forward it onto you.  (email: ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk).

Shibboleth authentication

Shibboleth access to OUP journals is not working.  After Shibboleth (Raven) authentication you are returned to the article paywall page.  We have been doing all we can with OUP to resolve this problem as soon as possible.  This has involved a consistent and prolonged correspondence with OUP technical support staff since the issue was first reported and Citrix conference calls.  Testing to resolve the issue is continuing and staff both at OUP and here are working on this with all urgency.

Article linking via iDiscover

Linking directly from the article record in iDiscover to the article full text on the OUP site is failing in many instances.  This problem is caused essentially by a delay in the inclusion of the current article level metadata by the company providing Cambridge with the iDiscover product. The redirect that should work from the former article link to the new article link is not working at the article level and is instead returning the user to the journal home page.  This is obviously extremely frustrating and seriously impedes access.  The resolution of the problem is in liaison between OUP and Ex Libris to ensure the article level metadata is current.  This liaison is happening now with further representation by us to Ex Libris.

Display of institutional and individual names

Institutional details and personal names of members of the University were displaying in a random way on the OUP platform when the site was accessed off campus.  This is a less serious issue in terms of access, but has now been resolved which it was important to do with respect to the details and individuals involved.

 

In summary we are continuing to work with OUP to resolve these issues as soon as possible as we appreciate their very serious impact.  Emails to the staff@lib and lib-list@lists have been sent earlier and it was hoped the issues were of short duration and could be resolved quickly.  This has proved not to be the case.  We will push more information out to the lists and via this blog as it changes.

Please note that the ejournals@cambridge A_Z and the ejournals@cambridge article search are both still working for journal title and article searching respectively on and off campus as the linking is done by DOI and via EZproxy. 

Southern Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Southern Review.

front_coverFrom the Literature Online website for the journal:

The Southern Review is one of the nation’s premiere literary journals. Hailed by Time as “superior to any other journal in the English language,” we have made literary history since our founding in 1935. We publish a diverse array of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by the country’s—and the world’s—most respected contemporary writers.

“Established at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review immediately became a literary tastemaker. The launch of The Southern Review came about “On a bright Sunday afternoon in late February, 1935,” when Louisiana State University’s president drove his black Cadillac to Robert Penn Warren’s house in Baton Rouge to invite him, his wife, and their friend Albert Erskine on a drive to discuss creating a magazine of “distinctive character and quality.” Cleanth Brooks and Charles W. Pipkin were consulted; both joined the editorial staff. The Southern Review’s first series ran 1935 to 1942 before closing due to the war. In 1965, the journal was revived under the editorship of Lewis P. Simpson and Donald E. Stanford, who launched the second series to great acclaim. LSU Press became The Southern Review’s publisher in 2011, allowing the journal to undertake new initiatives, such as reaching readers through a digital version in addition to the print quarterly.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 49 (2013) to present.

Access Southern Review via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link. This title is also available from volume 30 (1994) to volume 49 (2013) via Literature Online from this link.