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.

History of Humanities

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : History of Humanities.

From the University of Chicago Press website for the journal:

History of Humanities, along with the newly formed Society for the History of the Humanities, takes as its subject the history of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day.

“By exploring the history of humanities across time and civilizations and along with their socio-political and epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2016) to present.

Access History of Humanities via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Index of Christian Art Name Change

As of July 1, 2017, the Index of Christian Art became The Index of Medieval Art, a decision made after careful thought and consultation with Princeton faculty, students, administration, and the wider scholarly community.

“The change reflects the broad evolution of our institution’s scope and mission since its founding in 1917, when its work was limited to cataloguing religious themes and subjects in early Christian art up to 700 C.E. A century later, our records have expanded to encompass both religious and secular imagery, including Jewish and Islamic works, from the first centuries of the Common Era until the sixteenth century. The scholarly activities that we support and generate have also evolved over the years, reflecting the broad interpretive and interdisciplinary analysis that has become fundamental to the study of medieval images. Our new name signals more accurately our expanded holdings, mission, and goals, as well as our institution’s broad potential to serve researchers in multiple fields of study.”

The Index of Medieval Art can be accessed via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.  (Note that though the name has changed, the URL remains the same.)

Image credit: Courting couple on horseback with falcon, Morgan Library M.73, fol. 3r. (Paris, c. 1470).

Etruscan Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Etruscan Studies.

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From the Ovid website for the journal:

Etruscan Studies: Journal of the Etruscan Foundation is the leading scholarly publication on Etruscology and Italic Studies in the English language. The journal details activities in all areas of research and study related to the Etruscan and pre-Roman civilizations and publishes articles as well as reviews of meetings and publications of interest to the professional community.”

Articles are formatted as annual and multi-year archaeological site reports

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 2 (1995) to present.

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

Image credit: ‘etruscan amphora’ by mararle on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/bmWoop

New Oxford Bibliography Online: Art History

The University of Cambridge now has access to the New Oxford Bibliography Online: Art History available via the Cambridge Databases A-Z.

Originating as a study much informed by ancient art, and then by the art of the Renaissance, the historical dimension of the discipline has also continuously advanced with time. More and more works and types of objects are made throughout the world, and art historians’ interests have increasingly shifted to more recent art. In the past half century art historians have also engaged more and more with questions of theory, method, and the history of the discipline. New approaches, often borrowed from other fields, have proliferated.

As a result of all this flux and ferment, it has become progressively more difficult to grasp the literature of the field, and to gain an orientation to current and perennial problems. Oxford Bibliographies in Art History responds to these needs and offers a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload. Whether an expert in contemporary European art needs to read up on the art of ancient China for a book project or an undergraduate student needs to start a research paper on iconography in Renaissance art, Oxford Bibliographies in Art History will provide a trusted source of selective bibliographic guidance.

Image credit: Aby Warburg (see: http://www.warburg-haus.de/en/aby-warburg/).

OBO’s bibliography on Warburg can be found here.

 

JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection

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“late byzantine cross-in-square” by fusion-of-horizons (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection adds an increasingly international set of journals in disciplines including Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. Represented subdisciplines include European church history and the literature of the American West.

The collection offers a global scope. European countries including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands each contribute several titles, with an additional title published in South Korea, the Journal of Korean Religions.

The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection also complements JSTOR content in History, Music, and Classical Studies. The collection will contain at least 125 titles by completion.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XIII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection

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‘Language of the birds’ by David Yu (on Flikr)

From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XI will expand JSTOR’s coverage in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History.

Comprising a minimum of 125 titles, the collection will  include important journals in Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, and Music.

Other discipline clusters will include Bibliography, Library Science, Religion, Philosophy, Archaeology, Performing Arts, Film Studies, and Linguistics.

Interdisciplinary titles will broaden the scope of the collection to include area studies such as American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XI Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.