From 3 January 2012, changes will be made to Informit Collections to minimise duplication and create more subject-specific Informit Collections. This will provide clarity to end users about the entry point to searching, make it easier to discover the most relevant content, minimise the duplication of content within Collections, and increase the uniqueness of each Informit Collection.
Background to changes
Feedback from customers and the Library Advisory Group highlighted the need for more subject-specific Informit Collections in addition to broader Informit Collections such as the Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection. This led to the creation of new Informit Collections such as the Informit Indigenous Collection and the Informit Literature & Culture Collection.
Movement of titles
Overall 256 titles across all Informit Collections will be reallocated to a more appropriate subject-specific Informit Collection. For example, the book The Native Tribes of South-East Australia, which is currently available in both Informit Humanities & Informit Social Sciences Collection and the Informit Indigenous Collection, will from 3 Jan 2012 be offered exclusively in the Informit Indigenous Collection.
Impact for subscribers to Collections
Non-calendar year subscribers will continue to have access to all titles included in the Informit Collection(s) for the duration of their subscription period.
The Australian Journal of Career Development is currently part of the Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection and the Informit Business Collection. From 3 January 2012, this title will only be accessible through the Informit Business Collection. Customers who only subscribe to the Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection with a subscription period, for example, from the 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 will have access to this title through the Informit Business Collection for the period of 3 January 2012 until 30 June 2012.
For continued access to the title(s), the metadata of the Informit Collection to which the title(s) have been moved will be turned on for you.
Transitioning titles from one database to another will affect URLs that give access to titles.
The journal Aboriginal History is currently part of the Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection and has the URL http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELHSS;issn=0314-8769. From the 3rd of January 2012 this title will be removed from the Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection and only be accessible through the Informit Indigenous Collection with the following URL http://search.informit.com.au/browseJournalTitle;res=IELIND;issn=0314-8769
Library guides, course notes or other documents that have URLs to Informit titles affected by the movement of titles will need the URLs to be updated. To assist with this process, RMIT Publishing has produced a list of titles displaying the old and new URLs for each title.
Click here to download the list
MARC records for Informit Collections
Updated MARC records for all collections will be made available by 6th of January 2012. Libraries will be able to download an update via Informit Admin. Please contact Customer Service Team if you require assistance to download MARC records using Informit Admin
Tel: +61 (0)3 9925 8210
RMIT Publishing has notified all partners to whom we syndicate metadata about the movement of titles. These are the National Library of Australia, OCLC, EBSCO, Serials Solutions and Ex Libris.
Need more help?
If you have any questions regarding the movement of titles please contact our Customer Support team:
Tel: +61 (0)3 9925 8210