Library News: LexisNexis Academic will be replaced by Nexis Uni interface by the end of 2017

TO:  Faculty
FROM:  Cathy Michael, IC Library
DATE: 1/26/17 emailed; 4/21/17 posted to blog
IN RE:  LexisNexis Academic will be replaced by Nexis Uni interface by the end of 2017 (as per the vendor)
Dear Faculty:
I am forwarding an alert that was sent to subscribers of LexisNexis Academic (information directed to librarians was edited out).
Sincerely,
Cathy

The new product, called Nexis Uni, will replace the current LexisNexis Academic product.  …The new product will be released to students this summer.   Click here:  http://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/products/nexis-uni.page to see more information...

When Nexis Uni is released this summer to students, access will be via IP authentication for campus-wide access.  Students will be encouraged to register for an ID and password to take advantage of the personalization features of the new product.  They can self-register, so no library staff needs to be involved to manage that process.

The current LexisNexis Academic interface will be replaced by the new product by the end of 2017.  LexisNexis plans to migrate students over the summer, and at least before the beginning of the fall semester (August).  The migration is mandatory.  Libraries will be using the current academic product until the migration occurs. The current academic product will be retired at the end of December of this year.

IC Library News: ARGOS interface update expected May 13th

This summer, the Library will be migrating to a more advanced and modern system allowing us to manage our resources much more effectively and provide better service to the Ithaca College community. The migration brings about a few changes in the ways we serve content in Argos, our library search engine.

On May 13, 2017, Argos will be updated with a new look-and-feel. It is the same content, just a different way of searching and displaying our holdings. We currently have the beta version running on our site, if you would like to check it out ( bit.ly/ArgosNewUI ). Feedback is welcome!

We’ll be creating some help guides so patrons can get comfortable with the new display. Look for these soon!

Another change happening on May 13th, is that access to the legacy catalog search (our search interface before Argos) will no longer be available. Since we are moving to a new system, the current system that powers this search will no longer be available. Due to this, links to items in our catalog will also be affected. If you have linked to any of our current Argos or legacy catalog items directly, the links will cease to function at the end of August. You will need to relink to those items after August 29 when their new URLs become available in Argos. Any items that are saved using the My Shelf feature will not be carried over after August 29. We will provide instructions for exporting your saved items before the end of the semester. My own research guides, which contain numerous links to books, will be affected by this change as well.  I’ll do my best to update them as soon as I can.  Please alert me to any broken links in Fall of 2017.

If you have any questions as to the clarity of this change, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Cathy

 

API Need to Know 3/28/17 / NiemanLab: WaPo’s PostThis FB page

Blurb from API’s Need to Know alert:

Want a calmer place to discover and discuss The Washington Post’s reporting? Try this Facebook group (Nieman Lab)
Inspired by public interest in David Fahrenthold’s accountability reporting on Trump’s charitable giving, the Post launched a Facebook group, PostThis, as a place for Post readers especially interested in accountability journalism stories to find them and to ask questions about how the work was done. The group is relatively new and its mandate is relatively open, but so far Post reporters have posted and offered to answer questions on pieces they’ve worked on, writes Shan Wang.

Izzy Awards: April 12th: Save the date!

SAVE THE DATE.

April 12. Brave, independent journalists coming to Ithaca.

This year’s Izzy Award ceremony will feature honorees . . .

  • ARI BERMAN (The Nation), who revealed the 2016 election scandal of voter suppression targeting people of color and youth
  • SHANE BAUER (Mother Jones), who wrote the blockbuster expose:My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard.”
  • SETH FREED WESSLER (Nation Institute Investigative Fund), who exposed neglect and avoidable deaths inside U.S. for-profit prisons designated for non-citizens.

You’ll also meet the creators of a powerful docu-series on US structural inequality, “AMERICA DIVIDED,” which is receiving a special documentary honor. The series illuminated various issues, including environmental racism, worker exploitation, and mass incarceration.

Izzy Award Nominations for 2016 Officially Open #TwIthaca

From Jeff Cohen, Director, Park Center for Independent Media (December 12, 206)

Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2016 are now open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

Journalists, academics and the public at large may submit nominations by January 19, 2017, and self-nominations are acceptable. (The judges may also nominate.) Nominations should be submitted via a brief e-mail (250 words or less) that includes supporting Web links (no more than six) and/or attached materials to Brandy Hawley at bhawley@ithaca.edu. More information here.

 Izzy Award winners are selected by a panel of judges with expertise in independent media. Joining PCIM director Jeff Cohen on the panel for the ninth year in a row are communications professor and author Robert W. McChesney and Linda Jue, executive director and editor at the G. W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism.

  • The inaugural Izzy Award in 2009 was shared by blogger Glenn Greenwald and “Democracy Now!” host/executive producer Amy Goodman.
  •  2010: Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill.
  • 2011: Shared by New York City investigative outlet “City Limits” and author/“Truthdig” cofounder Robert Scheer.
  • 2012: Shared by journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and the investigative outlet Center for Media and Democracy for its work on “ALEC Exposed.”
  • 2013: Nonprofit outlet “Mother Jones.” 
  • 2014: Shared by investigative journalists John Carlos Frey and Nick Turse. Also in 2014, previous Izzy winners Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill were inducted into the newly established I.F. Stone Hall of Fame.
  • 2015: Shared by author Naomi Klein (“This Changes Everything”) and investigative journalist David Sirota.
  • 2016: Shared by “Inside Climate News” for its series “Exxon: The Road Not Taken” and independent journalists Jamie Kalven (Invisible Institute) and freelancer Brandon Smith for exposing the cover-up of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. Also in 2016, Amy Goodman was inducted into the I. F. Stone Hall of Fame.

Democracy Now! The election of the next president is not yet a done deal

“The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country. Presidential electors have the legal right and a constitutional duty to vote their conscience.”

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