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10/31/2014
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Technology Fee Funded Projects

2011

Cambridge Books Online

Funded

The UCF Libraries is requesting $253,672.50 to purchase a large collection of e-books entitled Cambridge Books Online (CBO). The collection will include all books available online that were published between 2000 and August 2011. With the purchase of this collection, UCF will gain perpetual rights and online access to 5,888 books with a value of $759,498.49. Read more...

Sage Deep Backfile Collection

Funded

The UCF Libraries is requesting $124,450 to purchase the 2011 Sage Deep Backfile Collection. Sage Publications, Inc. is a respected academic publisher with strong content in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, and medicine. Sage journals, books, and electronic media are used by scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students. The UCF Libraries continues to pursue complete access to content from major academic publishers to meet current needs and to ensure long term access to the content. The Sage Deep Backfile Collection, with its strong humanities content, will complement the Complete Springer Archives, purchased with 2010 Technology Fee funding, which has a science, technology, and medicine focus. Read more...

EBSCO’s Discovery Service (EDS)

Funded

The UCF Libraries requests $77,140 to purchase a web scale discovery tool to simplify access to its many information resources. A web scale discovery tool will perform a Google-like search across all of UCFs databases from a single search box. From AnthroSource to Zoological Record, from EconLit to PsycINFO, the library has databases and online journals to support every UCF program. The problem for many students, however, is knowing which database to search. Even sophisticated researchers are challenged to find the right database. This problem is compounded when a student needs both books and articles: the library online catalog includes books, DVDs, and other resources, but not individual journal articles. The typical student is faced with choosing among an array of information sources and then repeating the same search in multiple databases. Read more...

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