Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CISTI Source Discontinued as of April 1 (but Don't Panic)

The federal government is discontinuing CISTI Source as of this August. The Library's contract ends March 31 (the end of today), and we will not be renewing it.

Don't Panic: you can still request articles that you normally would have requested through CISTI Source using our Interlibrary Loan Request Form available at: http://library.ucalgary.ca/services/interlibrary-loan

After tomorrow, if you try to access CISTI Source, you'll see:
"The Federal Government is discontinuing CISTI Source as of August 2009.

Because of better interlibrary loan coverage and tools such as SFX, use of CISTI Source at the University of Calgary has declined dramatically since 2003. The Library decided not to renew our contract after March 31, 2009 for the last few months of CISTI Source’s existence. Please use the interlibrary loan form to request the scientific, medical and technical articles that you used to request with CISTI Source :

If you have any questions about why CISTI Source is being discontinued or questions about alternatives to CISTI Source please contact Rob Tiessen the Head of Access Services for the University of Calgary Library or the liaison librarian for your subject area. "