- A Welcome Icon and message was added to the top level libraries web page. This had
been approved at the last WAC meeting.
- The new RUL Staff page has a link on the bottom of it that points back to the old
RUL Staff pages. People were having problems getting to some information on the old
pages that had not been moved over yet.
- Work on the design of the search page for the new htdig search engine. Looking for
input from the WAC members on the look and feel of the page as well as more information
for the Help section.
- Discussed Web/Telent issues and changes to the Indexes Page.
- Revised Download and Print Instructions for new remote Ovid and Vale databases
moving to Bell and Howell.
- Proquest discussion ensued. How will the new services work on the Bell and Howell
side. Dave reported that BH said that the ability to bypass the database selection
screen on their end was broken when they went to version 4.0 of the software. A call is
outstanding with them as to a resolution for this problem. We would like to bypass the
screen altogether or at least have a specific database choice checked. Right now you
only get "All" selected.
- Would like General links to ABI and Per II to default to search by Word (instead of
publication). Investigation into this revealed that only the link that is on the Vale
databases page is doing the wrong thing, and it is the result of a change that Rutgers
asked of B&H when we first got Proquest Research Library.
For the indexes page, Sam is going to link to:
http://www.etsupp.com/cgi-bin/rutgers/ipcheck1.pl for ABI and
CINAHL which defaults to searching by Word.
When we add the full text journals from these collections to IRIS title records we will use:
which defaults to searching by Publication.
Dave will work with B&H and the Vale database list to get the Rutgers links from it to
Search by Word instead of by Publication. All other VALE libraries using the VALE DB
list are getting Search By Word as the default because they have never asked that the
"pqdauto" entry search by Publication as Rutgers has.
Ovid Disscusion ensued.
- Will copy part of the remote field guide to get the database descriptions for the
- Download and Print instructions OK, will check for the new files and full text
links in Medline for the Nursing Journals.
- There will only be one URL on our web pages for each remote Ovid file, even if
Ovid's DB list breaks it down seperately.
- Collapse local Ovid DB list down to "NO LONGER UPDATED" decision will be made
tomorrow at Public Services Meeting. Maybe just keep Wilson GenSci, SocSci, and
- Search Field guide will basically say that HELP is available form the "HELP" button
on the Ovid web search screens.
- Elimination of Telnet access will be decided at Public Services. Claims were made
that the existing Telnet connection on the trials page was not working. Dave will look
- Publicity machine will be reved up to announce the new Ovid files that will be
available remotely, they are: AIDSLINE, BioethicsLine, CamcerLit, Health and PsycoSocial
Instruments, HEALTHSTAR, PreMedline
- Not much new. Nursing guide half done. Discussion of Ryan Womacks Business Journals
Cold Fusion database. Should it be linked to or not ? Maybe only from the Buisness and
Economics Research Guides. Questions arose as to frequency of update, maintainence, what
value added information is there ? No username/password should be posted ! We have been
down this road before with Science Journals, the database died off due to neglect,
questions were hard to answer as to where people were trying to connect from when things
would not work. We eventually scripted an Alpha list of all Ejournals from IRIS that is
automatically updated on a monthly basis to reflect Ejournals changes that have been
added into IRIS due to vendor changes/deletions/additions. Maybe we need to look at
coding info in the IRIS records better to be able to produce subject lists in the same