Librarian Newsletter for July 2005

SAGE Attends Annual Library Conferences
Every year, SAGE attends key library conferences including those of the Medical Library Association (MLA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), and American Library Association (ALA). This year, SAGE had great presence at these conferences and enjoyed meeting all of you who visited the SAGE booth.

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, SAGE sponsored Grand Prize drawings at these three conferences. We are delighted to announce the Grand Prize winning institutions:

MLA Winner: Health Sciences Library, West Virginia University(won over $6,000 in SAGE products)
SLA Winners: University of Georgia, Tifton Campus and St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (won over $7,000 in SAGE products)
ALA Winner: Utah Valley State College (won 20 online journal subscriptions and 20 books, handbooks, and/or encyclopedias)

Congratulations to all the winners!

Read more highlights from the ALA Annual Conference below.

SAGE Presents at ALCTS Awards Ceremony
In addition to awarding a Grand Prize drawing winner at the ALA Annual Conference last month, SAGE attended the ALCTS Awards Ceremony held during the conference. During the ceremony, representatives from SAGE awarded three recipients with the SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant, which enabled library support staff paraprofessionals to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Congratulations to the following 2005 SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant recipients!

Linda Christine Ericson, Consortium Library, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Heidi M. Jensen, Pioneer Library System, Canandaigua, NY
Lydia C. Williams, Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

SAGE will continue to award this travel grant to qualified support staff paraprofessionals for travel to future ALA meetings. Read the complete press release here.

ALA Travel Award Winners
SAGE also held a drawing in preparation for this years ALA Annual Conference in which 40 librarians were awarded $1,000 toward travel to the 2005 Annual Conference. The winning librarians work in many areas of librarianship, and in different types of institutions, from academic to special libraries, from public to private institutions, and hail from all over the country and even around the world. Congratulations to the following winners!

Nicole Abbott, University of Houston
Sue Anderson, Eastern Washington University
Michael Arthur, Old Dominion University
Paula Barnett-Ellis, Jacksonville State University
Everly Brown, University of MD, Baltimore
David Buxton, Washington State University
Danielle Cain, University of North Texas
Dongmei Cao, University of South Florida
Janet Dadoly, UMASS Medical School
Karen Darling, University of Missouri-Columbia
Jennifer Dekker, York University, Frost Library
Andrea Dinkelman, Iowa State University
Kathyanne Dobda, Cleveland State University
Jane Dougall, Bard College
Christa Easton, Stanford University Libraries
Gwendolyn Ebbett, University of Windsor
Dereje Ergetie, Addis Ababa University
Jenna Freedman, Barnard College
Betty Galbraith, Washington State University
Deborah Gaspar, George Washington University
Dale Gustafson, University of Kansas
Kira Haimovsky, Fordham University Library
Jennifer Hart, Brandeis University
Theodora Haynes, Rutgers University
John Hepner, Texas Woman's University
Adrian Ho, University of Houston Libraries
Andrea Imre, Morris Library
Joann Janosko, Indiana University of PA
Janice Lindquist, Rice University
Jian Liu, Indiana University
Elizabeth Lorbeer, Rush University
Jim Millhorn, Northern Illinois University
Amy Mussell, University of Wisconsin
Anne Osterman, University of North Carolina
Billie Peterson, Baylor University
Christine Ryan, University of Tennessee
Susan Scheiberg, RAND Corporation
Marlene Slough, Eastern Illinois University
Roel Tilly, University of Maastricht
Lee Wisel, Columbia Union College

Library Advisory Boards
SAGE is committed to collaborating with the librarian community to better serve your needs. We recently held two Library Advisory Board meetings, one at the annual American Library Association conference and another at SAGE offices in the United Kingdom. Lively discussions took place, which will ensure that SAGE stays in tune with the needs of our customers in the constantly-changing library environment.

Both publishers and libraries need to work together to be able to adequately provide quality content to their customers, said Elena Nikitina, Director of Journals Marketing, SAGE Publications, Inc. Our Library Advisory Boards will help us do just that. Members of our international Library Advisory Boards come from small colleges to large universities and represent collection development, electronic resources, and reference. Members provide input on issues such as purchasing behaviors, electronic delivery, SAGE policies, and future product development.

If you want to provide feedback to the Library Advisory Boards, please contact:
In the Americas, Caribbean, and Asia Pacific:
In the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia:

New Features on SAGE Journals Online

New to SAGE Journals Online (as of March 2005)

New Content Added to the SAGE Full-Text Collections
SAGE Publications award-winning, full-text database, Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection, is being enhanced this month by the addition of four new titles. Georgia State Universitys Criminal Justice Review and International Criminal JusticeReview, the European Society of Criminologys European Journal of Criminology, and Crime, Media,Culture (a new SAGE title) are being added.

Three other SAGE Full-Text Collections also have been enhanced by the addition of new titles. Communication Studies: A SAGE Full-Text Collection now includes Global Media and Communication. Education: A SAGE Full-Text Collection includes Improving Schools, International Journal of Music Education, and Psychology of Music. The official publication of the American Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, has been added to Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection.

Read the complete press release here.

Library Journal Reviews Education, Psychology, Management & Organization Studies, and Urban Studies & Planning Collections
In her E-Views and Reviews section in the March 1st issue of the Library Journal, Cheryl LaGuardia gave a positive assessment of the Education and Psychology Collections. In her review, LaGuardia stated, For content alone I would give these collections an eight, but add the new Illumina systemwhich I give an enthusiastic tenand overall I would rate these as strong nines. As the collections grow, and with Illumina presumably affording greater access to web-based information, that rating will rise accordingly (LJ, 3/1/05).

In her June 1st review of the Management & Organization Studies and Urban Studies & Planning Collections, LaGuardia gave them a rating of 9.75 and 9.25, respectively, affirming that the backfiles at present are solid. She states that SAGE is assembling sound, substantial content that will be useful to a widening array of researchers (LJ, 6/1/05).

Over 7 Million Users Now Have Access to the SAGE Full-Text Collections
More than 7 million academics, researchers and professionals in 25 countries can now access 10 discipline-specific SAGE Full-Text Collections via the CSA Illumina platform.

Read the complete press release here.

Award-Winning SAGE Full-Text Collections Join the California Digital Library's Wealth of Scholarly Resources
Fulfilling its mission to harness technology and innovation and leverage the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California, the California Digital Library (CDL) recently acquired the award-winning SAGE Full-Text Collections. In collaboration with the ten University of California campus libraries, the California Digital Library licenses new digital content to support UC academic and research programs. Established in 1997 as a UC library, the CDL has become one of the largest digital libraries in the world.

Read the complete press release here.

SAGE Announces Change in Backfile Policy

SAGE Publications is pleased to announce a change in our backfile policy for our library customers. From 2006 forward, we will be providing access to all volumes back to a fixed date of 1999 to all our customers with current E-Access and/or Combined institutional subscriptions. Access will be available as long as the library has a paid E-access or Combined institutional subscription. Customers who have purchased volumes (which included an online component) in 1999 through 2005 retain perpetual online access to those volumes regardless of the current status of their subscriptions. Full details will follow shortly.

SAGE is committed to serving the needs of our markets and we believe that this change in our backfile policy illustrates our willingness to listen and act on the ongoing feedback provided by the SAGE Library Advisory Boards.

Click here to view our current policy.

New Societies Partner with SAGE in 2006 to Publish Their Journals

Accounting History (ISSN: 1032-3732)
Society: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

Armed Forces & Society (ISSN: 0095-327X)
Society: Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
(First SAGE issue begins with Vol. 32, No.1, October 2005)

Environment and Urbanization (ISSN: 0956-2478)
Society: International Institute for Environment and Development
(Backfile currently available on SAGE Journals Online)

Feminist Criminology
Society: Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology

International Journal of Behavioral Development
(ISSN: 0165-0254)
Society: International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (ISSN: 1466-4240)
Society: Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

Forthcoming Titles from SAGE Reference

Encyclopedia of Disability
Edited by Gary L. Albrecht

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development
Edited by Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett

Encyclopedia of War and American Society
Edited by Peter Karsten

Encyclopedia of Human Development
Edited by Neil J. Salkind

Encyclopedia of United States National Security
Edited by Richard J. Samuels

Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Edited by H. James Birx

New Book Titles from SAGE

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
Edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

The Handbook of Group Research and Practice
Edited by Susan A. Wheelan

Handbook for Working with Children and Youth
Edited by Michael Ungar

Handbook of Families and Health
Edited by D. Russell Crane and Elaine S. Marshall

Handbook of Public Affairs
Edited by Phil Harris and Craig S. Fleisher

The SAGE Handbook of Sociology
Edited by Craig Calhoun, Chris Rojek, Bryan S. Turner

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence
Edited by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Pamela Ebstyne King, Linda Wagener, Peter L. Benson

Handbook of Strategic Alliances
Edited by Oded Shenkar and Jeffrey J. Reuer

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