Re: AnthroSource and Wiley-Blackwell Coonin, Bryna 16 Jan 2009 18:07 UTC

We've had some problems searching AnthroSource within the new interface.
I don't know whether this is universal (forgive me if not) but the
problem we are having is that no searches involving more than one term
are being executed.  So, into the box labeled "AnthroSource Search" at
the right-hand top of the first screen type just the word: Peru

You get about 561 articles.  A number of them have the word Andean in
the title, so we do know such items exist in the database.

Then proceed to the Advanced Search and use the box allowed for "All of
the words"  (AnthroSource treats the Boolean AND as a stop word). Type
in: Peru Andean

The response to these searches is:

"Your search did not find any matching articles. Please try again."

We have contacted Erika R. Schweitzer, Senior Account Manager at
Wiley-Blackwell, who has asked a colleague in sales support to look into
it. It might help WB to know whether others are having a similar problem
or whether this is very localized.

Ken, thanks for starting the discussion.

Bryna Coonin
Reference Dept.
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, N.C. 27858-4353
Ph. (252) 328-0431
Fax (252) 328-2271

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ken Siegert
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] AnthroSource and Wiley-Blackwell

We haven't gotten our renewal invoice yet, so I guess it's good to
know that the price has doubled.

I called both WB and AnthroSource this morning.  Had to leave a
message at AnthroSource, but I spoke with someone at WB who took my
information and complaint, and said she'd send an email to Mandy.
The WB rep said that Mandy would be able to answer my questions.  I
asked for Mandy's direct phone number, but the WB rep declined to
give it.


On Jan 16, 2009, at 10:56 AM, van Sickle, Jennifer wrote:

> Hello,
> Thank you for sharing this information.  Has anyone else noticed that
> the price of Anthrosource has DOUBLED since last year?  My
> inquiries to
> WB have gone unanswered.  Is anyone from WB lurking here?
> --Jennifer
> Jennifer van Sickle
> Serials Librarian & Sciences Coordinator
> Trinity College Library
> 300 Summit St.
> Hartford, CT USA 06106
> phone: 860-297-2250
> fax: 860-297-2251
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
> [] On Behalf Of Ken Siegert
> Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 10:47 AM
> Subject: [SERIALST] AnthroSource and Wiley-Blackwell
> Hello!
> Maybe I missed this, but I don't remember seeing anything on the list-
> serv about this change.
> This morning, someone in ILL called me because our AnthroSource URL
> wasn't working for Latin American Anthropology Group Contributions
> (Vol. 1 1976).  We have all of our AnthroSource URLs listed as http://
> (xxxx standing for the title's
> abbreviation).  I looked at it and got an error message that the page
> couldn't be found.  I dropped the /loi/xxxx, and was able to connect
> to AnthroSource.
> When I got there, I discovered that 1) not all of the previous
> content is on the AnthroSource site anymore, 2) the pdf and html
> links take the user to Wiley-Blackwell (initially, many of the
> articles came up with an error message #4090 on the W-B site), 3) the
> content that is no longer on AnthroSource is available on W-B, but if
> it is earlier than 1997 we are prompted for a username/password.
> Concerning missing content, here's an example.  With the old version
> of AnthroSource, we had Vol. 1-6 (1989-94) of Latin American
> Anthropology Review, now only Vol. 1 is listed on the AnthroSource
> website (under the title Journal of Latin American and Caribbean
> Anthropology).
> I also found that the official changes began on 12/22/08  -- click
> here for the link.
> After all of the problems we had when Wiley & Blackwell merged this
> past summer, it appears that we are going to have the same problems
> with AnthroSource.
> Anyone else have problems??
> Thanks,
> Ken