ProQuest Database Name Changes

May 26, 2016

ProQuest will be updating the names of several databases so that names are clearer and more descriptive, effective June 1, 2016. You can expect to see these name changes reflected in ERMA in the near future for any ProQuest databases that OCLS manages on behalf of Ontario colleges. For databases that your college subscribes to independently, you will see name changes reflected on your next renewal notice.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

From the vendor:

Do I need to make changes to my discovery layer?

No, we have already notified them on your behalf.

Do I need to make changes to my link resolver?

As with discovery services, you will not need to do anything here.

I have many database links on my website for products that you will no longer be supporting. Will these links break at the time of the upgrade?

No, those links will continue to work as normal.

Do I need to update my MARC records?

No, the next MARC record delivery will include the name of the new products.

Will I see any changes in usage reports?

Yes. Beginning June 1, you will only see the new names on the usage reports – for ongoing as well as past usage.

Do I need to update my library website?

We recommend updating your library website with the new product name at your convenience.

Please visit the vendor's website for more information, including a list of all the databases that will be renamed. Any database not on this list will remain unchanged.

The following databases will be renamed in ERMA. Note that you may see slight differences between our resource names and and ProQuests, for example if you have a specific option (e.g., full text).

Previous Name in ERMA New Name in ERMA
Career & Technology Career & Technical Education
CBCA Complete CBCA
International Index to Music Periodicals Music Database
Science Journals Science Database
Criminal Justice (ProQuest) Criminal Justice Database
Major Dailies Canadian Major Dailies

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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