Zetoc - alerts closed
Zetoc is one of the resources I would use to track developments within Irish Diaspora Studies.
Zetoc is simply a journals Table of Contents tracking and alerts system, linked to the British Library database. The Zetoc service is provided by Mimas at The University of Manchester on behalf of the British Library and JISC.
Note the limitations to access. Basically, you have to be a member of a UK Higher Education institution. Independent scholars - nah!
This was my list of journals at Zetoc. Whenever Zetoc became aware of a new Table of Contents for one of these journals it would send me an email.
ISSN Title Last Issue
0790-892X ARCHAEOLOGY IRELAND 24/03/2012 VOL 26; NUMB 1
0376-6039 BOOKS IRELAND 14/12/2010 NUMB 326
1353-0089 CAMBRIAN MEDIEVAL CELTIC STUDIES 27/01/2012 NUMB 62
0013-2683 EIRE IRELAND 20/01/2012 VOL 46; NUMB 3/4
0790-0430 FOOD IRELAND (No longer in Zetoc)
0332-4893 IRISH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY 25/01/2012 VOL 37
0332-3315 IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES 06/04/2012 VOL 31; NUMBER 1
1649-6825 IRISH FEMINIST REVIEW -WOMENS STUDIES CENTRE-(No longer in Zetoc)
0075-0778 IRISH GEOGRAPHY 26/05/2012 VOL 44; NUMB 2/3
0021-1214 IRISH HISTORICAL STUDIES 22/03/2012 NUMB 148
0790-7184 IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES 12/01/2012 VOL 26; NUMBER 4
0790-7850 IRISH REVIEW -CORK- 18/08/2011 NUMB 43
0967-0882 IRISH STUDIES REVIEW -BATH- 04/04/2012 VOL 20; NUMBER 1
0021-1427 IRISH UNIVERSITY REVIEW 24/05/2011 VOL 41; NUMB 1
0268-537X JOURNAL OF IRISH ARCHAEOLOGY 31/07/2010 VOL 17
1460-8944 NATIONAL IDENTITIES 24/02/2012 VOL 13; NUMB 4
0332-1592 PERITIA -GALWAY THEN CORK THEN TURNHOUT- (No longer in Zetoc)
0957-0756 PROCEEDINGS- HUGUENOT SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND 25/10/2011 VOL 29; NUMB 4
0035-8991 PROCEEDINGS- ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY SECTION C ARCHAEOLOGY CELTIC STUDIES HISTORY LINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE (No longer in Zetoc)
1350-9942 SOCIAL ATTITUDES IN NORTHERN IRELAND (No longer in Zetoc)
0039-3495 STUDIES -DUBLIN- 15/05/2012 VOL 101; NUMB 401
0040-1676 TECHNOLOGY IRELAND 21/04/2012 SPR
0082-7347 ULSTER FOLKLIFE (No longer in Zetoc)
A number of Irish interest journals have disappeared - I have left them in the list, for interest's sake.
Important North American and Australasian journals are not listed here - remember, this is linked to the British Library database.
And most - not all - of the journals listed here now have their own web sites, and their own systems for generating Table of Contents alerts. And there is a bit of time lag, as journals generate Tables of Contents, and they percolate through to the Zetoc system.
So, it might be felt, that Zetoc's usefulness is becoming limited.
And yet, and yet, and yet...
Look at one journal listed there - Patrick Sims-Williams' CAMBRIAN MEDIEVAL CELTIC STUDIES. Doggedly only on paper.
In one Table of Contents, generated by Zetoc, I saw this...
`Messe ocus Pangur Ban': Structure and Cosmology.
CAMBRIAN MEDIEVAL CELTIC STUDIES
NUMB 57; 2009
The poem 'Pangur Ban' has become one of the foundation texts of Irish Diaspora Studies, not least because so many poets - including me - have produced versions.
With the help of the editor and the author I was able to read this article, a lovely, scholarly piece of work. Gregory Toner adds new dimensions to Pangur Ban studies, to our understanding of the poem and the manuscript.
Would I have known about Gregory Toner's article were it not for Zetoc? Perhaps? Eventually? I don't know.
Anyway, thank you Zetoc, and farewell.