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.

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