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Librarian Newsletter for June 2006


New Backfile Purchase and Lease Options Available for SAGE Journals

Deep backfile for SAGE peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and scientific, technical and medical fields will be available for lease or purchase for the 2007 subscription year.

The backfile will be available for lease or purchase by individual libraries as well as library consortia. The pricing of the deep backfile for individual SAGE journals will be included in SAGE's annual journals price list, which will be released in July 2006.

For more information about the new backfile purchase and lease options, visit

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SAGE eReference Coming Soon

SAGE Reference is proud to announce the launch of SAGE eReference. In January 2007, over 40 of SAGE Reference's authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias will be available online, providing students and researchers with a wealth of knowledge right at their fingertips. Please stop by the SAGE booth (#416) at the American Library Association Annual Conference to see a demo.

SAGE and Alexander Street Press Partner to Create Online Database

SAGE and Alexander Street Press have partnered to create Primary Sources in Counseling and Psychology, 1950-present, a landmark database containing more than 2,000 transcripts and audio files of actual therapy sessions—almost 40,000 pages of first-person accounts, together with 25,000 pages of major reference works. The database opens a world of primary sources for therapists, clients and students to explore and analyze.

To read more about this product, visit

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SAGE Acquires 45 Journals

SAGE is pleased to announce the acquisition of 45 journals from Hodder Arnold, Westminster Publications, and Prime National Publishing Corporation. These acquisitions complement SAGE's existing portfolio of over 400 academic and professional journals and significantly enhance its offering in the medical market.

View the press releases and list of journals acquired from each publisher:
Hodder Arnold
Westminster Publications
Prime National Publishing Corporation

SAGE Signs Distribution Agreement with Thomson Nelson

In order to better serve Canada's academic and research community, SAGE has signed an exclusive agreement with Thomson Nelson to distribute SAGE print products, including books, encyclopedias, and Major Works volumes into Canada.

Canada's leading educational publisher and part of The Thomson Corporation, Thomson Nelson provides books and online resources for the educational market in Canada. In addition to distributing, Thomson Nelson publishes a wide range of core and supplemental electronic products and maintains more than 30 interactive websites. The addition of SAGE's award-winning publications will round out the Thomson Nelson offerings for Canada's research community.

SAGE Becomes Member of ALA Library Champions

SAGE values the critical role that libraries play in promoting literacy, learning and culture, and is dedicated to funding library advocacy efforts. We are pleased to announce SAGE has become a 2006-2007 member of the American Library Association's Library Champions program.

The Library Champions program provides the highest level of corporate membership in the American Library Association (ALA). Participating businesses are able to promote the work of libraries and to demonstrate their leadership in the library field. Library Champions are among ALA's greatest supporters, with over 90% of their dues going to support library advocacy.

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Enter to Win SAGE Products at the Upcoming ALA Annual Conference

While at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 24-27, 2006, visit SAGE booth #416 and ENTER TO WIN* five online journal subscriptions and your choice of a SAGE encyclopedia or a SAGE handbook for your institution that currently is not available at your library. The drawings will be held on the final day of the conference. Entrants need not be present to win. Online journal subscriptions will begin with the first issues of 2006 and will end with the last issues of 2006. The encyclopedia or handbook will be shipped immediately or upon publication.

*Click here for official contest rules.

Interested in meeting with Mark Kendall, SAGE's Director of Journal Sales, to discuss the complete backfile purchase, the SAGE Premier offer, or the SAGE Full-Text Collections? He will be available for consultation at the SAGE booth during the ALA conference. If you'd like to set up a meeting with him in advance, please email him at

Don't forget… visit the SAGE booth to see a demo of our new online platform: SAGE eReference.
This exceptional online platform will host SAGE's highly regarded encyclopedias and will have many unique features to aid students in their research.


SAGE Journals Online Usage Reports Compliant with Release 2 of COUNTER

SAGE has announced that it's online journal delivery platform, SAGE Journals Online, is fully compliant with Release 2, the latest version of the International COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases. With this announcement, librarians can be assured that SAGE is providing journal usage reports that follow the standards set by the COUNTER Code of Practice.

An international organization of librarians, publishers, and societies, the COUNTER Code of Practice provides library administrators, publishers and customers at subscribing institutions access to credible, regular and consistently measured usage reports for online content, such as the SAGE Journals Online platform. The reports conform to an agreed-upon international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of online usage data. Full details on Release 2 of the COUNTER Code of Practice are available on the COUNTER website at

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SAGE Signs Agreements with CLOCKSS and Portico to Preserve E-Journal Content

As a publisher of over 400 scholarly journals, SAGE is committed to ensuring the long-term stability of its valuable journal content so future generations of scholars, researchers and student will always have access to it. In order to accomplish this goal, SAGE is participating in CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS - Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and has signed an agreement with Portico, a new, not-for-profit electronic-archiving service launched last year.

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SAGE Rolls Out RSS Feeds for All Journals on SAGE Journals Online

All SAGE journals now offer tables of contents RSS feeds on the SAGE Journals Online platform located at The roll out of this new feature ensures SAGE remains at the forefront of electronic publishing by offering the most flexible routes to the online content of our 400+ journals. SAGE Journals Online already provides advanced alerting services with tables of contents, and keyword, author and citation alerts available alongside the new RSS option.

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SAGE Full-Text Collections Now Available to the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries Consortium

SAGE and CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) have signed an agreement providing access to all 10 SAGE Full-Text Collections to participating libraries of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the consortium representing 12 major libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Under this new agreement, many Colorado research libraries will be able to access both the latest journal issues as well as backfiles, some going as far back as 59 years.

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Select SAGE Journals Now Available through Ovid

We are pleased to announce that nine SAGE journals are now available via Ovid. This is an addition to the ten medical titles we purchased from Westminster Publications earlier this year (view press release), which were already available through Ovid. Institutions are able to subscribe to these 19 titles individually via Ovid or through SAGE Journals Online, powered by HighWire Press.

SAGE Journals New to Ovid:

  • American Journal of Medical Quality
  • Complementary Health Practice Review
  • Dementia
  • Journal of Human Lactation
  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
  • Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • The Diabetes Educator
  • The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology

Medicine and Nursing Titles Free Online Access to Select Medical and Nursing Journals

To introduce you to the wide range of clinically oriented medical and nursing journals published by SAGE, we have opened up free full-text access to 30 selected titles. The journals included span a variety of specialties, including Alzheimer's disease, CAM, critical care, HIV/AIDS, neurology, oncology, palliative medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgical techniques, and wound care.

Click here for a complete list of featured journals with links that take you to each journal's homepage where the tables of contents, abstracts, and full-text articles can be viewed.

Spread the word at your institution now... free access expires August 31, 2006.

New to SAGE Journals Online (as of February 2006)

The following journals are now available electronically on SAGE Journals Online. Please click on the journal titles to be directed to each journal's new website.

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease® and Other Dementias
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine®
Angiology: The Journal of Vascular Diseases
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
Clinical Pediatrics
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Health Education Journal
International Journal of Surgical Pathology  
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Journal of Correctional Health Care 
Journal of Creative Communications
NASSP Bulletin
Perspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Surgical Innovation
Trends in Amplification
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Youth Justice
(ISSN: 1533-3175)
(ISSN: 1049-9091)
(ISSN: 0003-3197)
(ISSN: 1076-0296)
(ISSN: 0009-9228)
(ISSN: 1746-1979)
(ISSN: 0017-8969)
(ISSN: 1066-8969)
(ISSN: 1074-2484)
(ISSN: 1078-3458)
(ISSN: 0973-2586)
(ISSN: 0192-6365)
(ISSN: 1531-0035)
(ISSN: 1089-2532)
(ISSN: 1553-3506)
(ISSN: 1084-7138)
(ISSN: 1538-5744)
(ISSN: 1473-2254)

SAGE Journals Selected for Core Public Health Journals Project

public Health We are pleased to announce that eight SAGE journals have been selected for recommendation in the Core Public Health Journal Project. This list of recommended journals was put together by the Public Health/Health Administration section of the Medical Library Association.

Recommended SAGE Titles:

11 “SAGE Spotlight”

Violence Against Women Enters Essential Science IndicatorsSM Rankings

Violence Against WomenThomson Scientific recently announced that Violence Against Women entered the Essential Science IndicatorsSM (ESI) database, which means the journal is now in the top 50% in the social sciences general category for the first time. ESI enables researchers to conduct ongoing, quantitative analyses of research performance and track trends in science. This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases (

Other recent SAGE journal additions to ESI include:

FREE Article Download from IFLA Journal

As a valued patron, we are pleased to offer you the following article free of charge:
Successful Web Survey Methodologies for Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services (MINES for Libraries)
Brinley Franklin, University of Connecticutt
Terry Plum, Mount Holyoke

MINES for Libraries is a web-based survey methodology that is proving to be a valid and reliable method for assessing networked electronic resources usage. To illustrate its utility, an overview of the methodology, a discussion of assessment infrastructures, and recent results from MINES for Libraries surveys at more than 30 North American universities during the last 2 years are presented, including health sciences libraries, main academic libraries, and a Canadian library consortium of colleges and universities.

IFLA Journal is published in association with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

View the 2006 Journals Annual Catalog Online - recently updated with new 2006 titles



The SAGE Reference catalog is now available online… please click here to view.
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Just a Reminder… SAGE eReference Coming January 2007

SAGE eReference will launch online in January 2007 with over 40 of SAGE Reference's authoritative and award-winning encyclopedias, providing students and researchers with a wealth of knowledge right at their fingertips.

Don't forget to stop by the SAGE booth (#416) at the ALA Conference to see a demo.

Forthcoming Encyclopedias from SAGE Reference

Encyclopedia of American Urban History
Edited by: David Goldfield, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
November 2006, ISBN: 0-7619-2884-7, $325.00

Encyclopedia of Governance
Edited by: Mark Bevir, University of California at Berkeley
December 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-0579-6, $325.00

Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
Edited by: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, University of Maryland, College Park
December 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-0530-3, $325.00

Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics
Edited by: Neil J. Salkind, University of Kansas
September 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-1611-9, $395.00

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
Edited by: Yo Jackson, University of Kansas
August 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-0948-1, $175.00

Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Edited by: Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
August 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-2470-7, $375.00

Forthcoming Handbooks from SAGE

The Handbook of 21st Century Sociology
Edited by:
Clifton D. Bryant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Dennis L. Peck, The University of Alabama
November 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-1608-9, $350.00

The Handbook of International School Psychology
Edited by:
Shane R. Jimerson, University of California at Santa Barbara
Thomas D. Oakland, University of Florida
Peter T. Farrell, University of Manchester, UK
September 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-2669-6, $125.00

The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication
Edited by:
Valerie Manusov, University of Washington
Miles Patterson, University of Missouri, St. Louis
August 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-0404-8, $125.00

The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Communication
Edited by:
Bonnie J. Dow, University of Georgia
Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
July 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-0423-4, $125.00

The SAGE Handbook of Political Advertising
Edited by:
Lynda Lee Kaid, University of Florida
Christina Holtz-Bacha, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
June 2006, ISBN: 1-4129-1795-6, $125.00

The Handbook of Marketing Research
Edited by:
Rajiv Grover, University of Georgia
Marco Vriens, Microsoft Corporation
June 2006, ISBN: 141290997X, $125.00


Regional Sales Contacts

Below are your new regional SAGE Publications sales contacts for licensing deals (consortia/multi-site) and electronic database sales. Please feel free to contact your local representative at any time.

Region Sales Contact Email Address
Western US:  AK, HI, CA, OR, WA, AZ, NM, UT, CO, WY, ID, MT, WY Mary Rose Fink
Midwest:  MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH David Seminaro
Central:  TX, OK, LA, AR, MS, TN, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND Beverley Geer
Southeast US:  KY, WV, VA, MD, DC, DE, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL Mark Kendall (interim)
Northeast US:  ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ Mark Kendall (interim)

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