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    360 KB: EBSCOhost EJS from EBSCO: Database Migration -- July 2013

    What is happening to the database EBSCOhost EJS?

    The below information pertains to your library if EBSCO has migrated you to either EBSCO A-to-Z or EBSCO's E-Journals Database.  If EBSCO has not migrated you, please disregard.

    The database EBSCOhost EJS and EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced from the provider EBSCO is no longer available.  EBSCO is moving titles from EBSCOhost EJS and EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced to their EBSCO A-to-Z platform. Also available is E-Journals Database which contains a subset of the titles available on EBSCO A-to-Z.  

    In order to maintain accurate and authoritative provider metadata (based on the Knowledgebase collection policy), the databases EBSCOhost EJS and EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced will be hidden in the knowleddgebase on July 24, 2013.  Libraries that currently subscribe to the old databases will continue to view them in the knowledgebase until further notice.  However if your library is not already subscribed, you will not be able to view them in the knowledgebase.

    Once all clients have been migrated to the new EBSCO A-to-Z platform (or have subscribed instead to E-Journals Database), all titles in KnowledgeWorks will be removed from the EBSCOhost EJS database (database code EJS) and EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced (database code EJD) and the databases will become zero-titles databases. 

    Therefore, we have created two new databases in the knowledgebase. Titles are now available in both EBSCO A-to-Z (database code 360) and E-Journals Database (database code 4.4).

    • Before: EBSCOhost EJS or EBSCOhost EJS Enhanced, database codes EBS and EJD
    • After: EBSCO A-to-Z, database code 360, or E-Journals Database, database code 4.4 (both available now)



    Action you need to take:

    • 1. Update the holdings in your Intota or Client Center profile by subscribing to your new EBSCO database instead of the old database.  For information on how to update your profile, and considerations prior to removing the old database from your profile:
      • Intota users click here.
      • Client Center users click here.
    • 2. Select your titles in the new database.  If you have many titles to select, consider using the Offline Date and Status Editor (ODSE) tool available in the Client Center or Intota.  Since it is our understanding that the metadata for titles in your EBSCOhost EJS will match the metadata for titles in your new database, you should be able to utilize the titles already selected for EBSCOhost EJS in your profile. 
      3. EBSCO A-to-Z subscribers:  Set up your Client Center or Intota custom settings for the new database.  Client Center users see this article, Intota users see this article.
    • 4. If you subscribe to Management products, you may need to take some additional steps to migrate cost and other data.  Client Center information available here; Intota information available here.
    • 5. In your old EJS database in your Client Center or Intota profile, uncheck the Display In checkboxes so that EJS titles do not display in your ProQuest management and discovery services.  Once you have tested your new EBSCO database and you are ready to remove the old database from your Client Center or Intota, do so by changing its database status to Not Tracked.  Database Status information available here for Client Center, here for Intota.
      6. EBSCO A-to-Z subscribers:  Make sure that is included in your proxy configuration.
      7. If you are a 360 MARC Updates client and have requested the custom specification that adds direct URLs to MARC records, you can expect to see some change records when you get your MARC records.

    • Article last edited: 7-OCT-2013
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