I am pleased to announce access to several new electronic resource collections now available at the UTC Library. The acquisition of each new collection was made possible through a campus or UT partnership opportunity, and required no new or increased ongoing funding commitments on the part of the Library.
Nature Group Publications
Available at: http://www.lib.utc.edu/databases/results.php?ID=311
Partner: UT Libraries, in partnership with Central UT System Purchasing, have expanded and equalized access to 65 titles from Nature Group Publishers for all UT campuses. Here is the really good news… last year UTC subscribed to just two titles, this year we subscribe to 65 and the cost is the same. I hope this is the first of many such purchases as it truly demonstrates the collective purchasing power of UT Libraries.
Description: 65 online, full-text publications, including Scientific American and Nature, from the original publication date to the most recent issue.
Available at: http://www.lib.utc.edu/databases/results.php?SC=THSP
Partner: Thanks to a grant from the Equity and Diversity Office, and in cooperation with the English and Theatre & Speech Departments, the UTC Library has purchased the Alexander Street Press Drama Collection Online.
Description: The Drama Collection is composed of 7 discrete, full-text collection titles, including: 1) North American Theatre Online, 2) Black Drama, 3) Latino Literature, 4) Asian American Drama, 5) North American Women’s Drama, 6) North American Indian Drama, and 7) Twentieth Century North American Drama. The collection brings together nearly 6,000 plays. Approximately 85% of the plays are in copyright and not available elsewhere online. More than 40% of the works have never been published anywhere else, in any other format. In addition to plays, the database includes related ephemera, posters, playbills, newsletters, photographs, theatre diagrams, and more.
E-Books, Project Muse
Available at: http://www.lib.utc.edu/databases/results.php?ID=312
Partner: In cooperation with the Provost’s Office, the Library has purchased a large e-book collection, offered by the familiar folks at Project Muse, with one-time funds available due to position vacancies (i.e. salary savings) in the Library.
Description: The 2011 and 2012 collections will provide access to over 3,600 e-books in PDF form. The titles have no DRM, are published by highly reputable presses, and are readable from any computer, e-book reader, etc. The broad topical coverage in these collections make them appealing to the entire campus community. To limit the search to books that UTC has purchased, please select and check the box that says “Only content I have full access to” (see below).