Introducing the new Zetoc service beta version.

Date of news item: 03 October 2011.

We would like to let you know of the new beta version of the Mimas Zetoc service following recent work covering:

Re-Engineering, Software application + New branding

Firstly, the Zetoc database has been re-engineered and all the data loaded afresh from the British Library - amounting to the management of over 45 million records. Corrections have been applied, duplicates deleted and additional Abstracts have now been added - now found from the commencement of coverage in 1993, rather than 1999 as with the current service.

The application itself has been redeveloped to work with the new database, but also to facilitate those enhancement requests (that we love to receive) enabling us to improve functionality in a much more timely fashion.

Last but not least is the new branding - we do hope you like the new look of your service. Hopefully you may also spot some improved display changes - one of which is the relocation of the 'Full text options' on the Full Record page to the top of the screen rather than the bottom - one of the most popular requests received here at Zetoc Support.

Just as a reminder, Zetoc is one of the world's most comprehensive research databases, giving you access to over 28,000 journals (of which over 21,500 are current), 45 million article citations and conference papers through the British Library's electronic table of contents.

We really would appreciate receiving your feedback - good or bad - so please let us know what you think.

The current version of Zetoc will be around for a while and there will be changes to bring the beta version fully up to date - just a few things e.g. current stats pages and Zetoc Alerts are not available in the beta yet, but we have a Zetoc beta page with FAQ at: http://beta.zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/betafaq.html which we will keep up to date with all the latest information and schedule of release.

Please note if your IP address isn't recognised, you may be redirected back to the current Zetoc service following authentication.

The Zetoc service beta version home page is at: http://beta.zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/

If you have any suggestions for how the service could be improved, or wish to give us your view on the new Zetoc, please use the feedback form at: Zetoc Feedback Form or contact Zetoc Support at: zetoc@mimas.ac.uk