Chronicle of Higher Education offers free mobile access
Do you want access to the Chronicle of Higher Education from your mobile communication device? Want to skip the library login process for gaining access? The Chronicle of Higher Education now provides direct and mobile service to its content (UST Libraries is covering the extra fee for this) in addition to campuswide access through the library website.
Any current UST faculty, staff or student who has or creates a free Chronicle account with their “@stthomas.edu” address now will be able to do the following:
- Access premium content posted at Chronicle.com from any location
- Access premium content from one’s smart phone
- Sign up for free e-newsletters such as Academe Today and the new Global Edition
- Sign up for job alerts
- Participate in Chronicle forums
- Comment on Chronicle articles
- E-mail Chronicle content to colleagues
All that is required is a free Chronicle account, which can be created by going to Chronicle.com and clicking on the “create” link at the top, right-hand side of the page.
Libraries are not throwing away books!
After years of collecting journals in electronic form, UST Libraries now is removing the print equivalents of thousands of volumes of those journals. If you walk by containers filled with bound journals, do not worry – everything in those containers is duplicated online in the libraries’ collections.
There are significant advantages to electronic journals. They are available to the entire community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Electronic journals can be used by multiple people at the same time and can never be lost or vandalized. The libraries are confident that the collections UST now has in electronic form are stable and permanent and from reliable providers (such as JSTOR and the American Chemical Society).
Since UST Libraries is not composed of libraries of record (these journals will continue to be available in print from larger research libraries), St. Thomas will free up shelf space in the libraries by recycling rarely used bound print journals. This project will take several months to complete.
For more information, e-mail Dan Gjelten, director, University Libraries.