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A number of new significant journals, newspapers, eBooks, and more have been purchased by the Marriott Library. Check out these new collections available for the University of Utah students, faculty, and staff.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann James or Ambra Gagliardi

  • Ikhwan al-Safa’s Series: The remaining volumes of this series from the Oxford University Press were purchased. The Brethren of Purity was a society of Muslim philosophers in Basra, Iraq, in the 9th or 10th century. The Rasa’il Ikhwan as-Safa (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity) consists of fifty-two treatises in mathematics, logic, natural sciences, psychology, metaphysics, theology, and didactic fables. The Ikhwan al-Safa is essential to the study of philosophy and sciences in medieval Islamic civilization, and the work had a significant influence on Western culture as well. The library owns these ebooks in perpetuity.
  • Cambridge Journals Digital Archive, 1770-2022: The archive contains 1.2 million articles, 6 million pages, and more than 14 million linked references from 451 journals published by Cambridge University and its press from 1770 to 2022. The journals are digitized from cover to cover. The archive includes journals in many subjects, including Archaeology and Anthropology, Area Studies, Art, Architecture, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Classics, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Engineering History, Language and Linguistics, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Political Science, Psychology and, Psychiatry, Religion, Social Sciences. The archive will benefit all students, faculty, and staff on campus and has been requested several times by University of Utah faculty. Journal archives make researchers more efficient and more productive. They present an easy way to improve a library or make up ground in the strength of holdings and fill gaps. The library owns the collection in perpetuity.
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP) Journal Archive: The archive contains conference proceedings and journals of the American Institute of Physics, including these publications previously unavailable online for Library users: AIP Conference Proceedings (1970-1998), Journal of Laser Applications (1982-1998), Journal of Rheology (1929-1998), Journal of Physical & Chemical Reference Data (1972-1998), and Low Temperature Physics (1997-1998). Other publications in the archive include American Journal of Physics (1933-1998), Physics of Fluids (1958-1998), Applied Physics Letters (1962-1998), Physics of Plasmas (1958-1998), Chaos (1991-1998), Physics Today (1948-1998), Journal of Applied Physics (1931-1998), Review of Scientific Instruments (1930-1998), Journal of Chemical Physics (1933-1998), The Physics Teacher (1963-1998), Journal of Mathematical Physics (1960-1998), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (1964-1998), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (1929-1998), Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (1964-1998), and Surface Science Spectra (1964-1998). The library owns the collection in perpetuity.
  • Taylor & Francis Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA): EBAs are an ebook access and purchase model, where libraries are provided access to an extensive collection of ebooks by a given publisher/vendor for a selected period (typically 12 months). At the end of the period, libraries analyze usage and other data to make informed decisions about what to acquire perpetually. The Taylor & Francis EBA will open over 48,000 ebooks to library users from November 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, or longer if the agreement is renewed. All titles are free of digital rights management (DRM) software, licensed for unlimited users, and can be found in the library’s catalog. Taylor & Francis Group is generally considered the smallest of the world’s four enormous commercial publishers (Elsevier, Wiley, Springer-Nature, and Taylor & Francis). Taylor & Francis is a significant publisher of materials in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but by volume, it is the leading global publisher of academic books in the humanities and social sciences. Taylor & Francis primarily uses the Routledge imprint for publishing in humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, law, and education and primarily uses its CRC Press imprint for publishing in STEM. At the end of the year, the library will permanently acquire about 500 ebooks. The Taylor & Francis EBA will run with four other EBAs: Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Wiley.
  • Oxford University Press Handbooks: Four-hundred and fifty-eight handbooks were purchased from Oxford University Press in the subjects of history, linguistics, music, and philosophy: 111 books in literature, 109 books in philosophy, 96 in music, 73 in linguistics, and 69 in history. The Oxford Handbooks Online Series is one of the most trusted offerings from this publisher. Each Oxford Handbook offers an authoritative survey of current thinking by leading international figures in the discipline. Each Handbook gives readers foundational information and critically examines the research progress. The library owns these ebooks in perpetuity.
  • Times of India Newspaper Archive, 1838-2011: The Times of India is the world’s most widely circulated English daily newspaper. Requests for the newspaper archive have come from both faculty and students. The newspaper archive includes over one million pages and over seven million primary sources (e.g., newspaper articles, advertisements, images, obituaries, cartoons, etc.). It has extraordinary value in serving researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism; British, South Asian, and world history; class and gender issues; race relations; comparative religion; and other subjects. The value of having indexing in an English-language South Asian newspaper cannot be over-emphasized as no other South Asian newspaper of record has become so comprehensively available. Having this vital newspaper indexed for such a large span of years can help researchers access a host of other resources on Asian history, as one can locate events, names, dates, and terms that can be used to approach other resources. The library owns this collection in perpetuity.
  • The Atlantic Magazine Archive, 1857-2014: To replace our aging, damaged, and missing print copies that see dozens of loans yearly, the Marriott Library has purchased a complete digital archive of The Atlantic magazine. The Atlantic was created to publish leading authors’ views on abolition and other major social issues. Over 160 years of publication, the magazine has broadened its scope and featured longer articles and essays in many fields. Some of the founding sponsors and authors of the magazine include the writers Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Early issues of The Atlantic are primarily used for historical research, but other disciplines also use the magazine, such as art, music, theater, communication, philosophy, social sciences, and English. The library owns this collection in perpetuity.

Another new collection (not funded by endowments):

  • ProQuest’s Academic Video Online (AVON): AVON is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers 80,000+ video titles spanning a wide range of subject areas. Designed primarily as an educational collection for use by educational institutions and libraries, AVON offers unparalleled depth of coverage and several content types, such as documentaries, news programs, newsreels, short instructional films, television series, etc.). AVON contains content from 1882 to 2023 and from over 1,000 publishers, producers, and providers. The database includes videos on subjects not well represented in other resources the Marriott Library offers. For example, there are over 2,600 films in engineering and environmental studies, nearly 500 films on Women’s Studies, and more than 6,200 films in anthropology. Many subjects can be linked to directly, so individuals may browse all the videos in a subject. AVON is a subscription but functions like an Evidence-Based Acquisition (EBA) product. Libraries can subscribe for as long as they wish. For each $500 charged for their access to the AVON database, the library can select one film for perpetual (or length of file) ownership. At the University of Utah’s fee, 70 films per year could be selected for ownership.
1 Comment
  • Vandana Ramachandran
    Posted at 12:26h, 07 February Reply

    this is truly excellent. thank you!

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