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February 2014

New Training Video Available To Subscribers on PA Website
PA Industry Advisory Council Chair-Elect, Meeting Dates
ProQuest Dialog Platform Now Provides Access to PA Database
EBSCO Says Software Release Enhances Online Interface
Visit PA Exhibit in Booth 2222 At 2014 AAPG Meeting in Houston
PA Exhibiting May 5-8 at 2014 Offshore Technology Conference


New Training Video Available To Subscribers on PA Website

Petroleum Abstracts subscribers now can view PA's first-ever online training video.

Click the 'Subscriber Login' button on the left side of the PA Web site home page at http://www.pa.utulsa.edu. Select 'Training Videos' then click on 'Introduction to Searching' to view the 7.65-minute YouTube video.

The PA training video can be posted on a subscribing organization's Website to facilitate access by users.

If you are a PA subscriber and you do not have a login, select the 'Request Login' button on the home page to have one sent to you.


PA Industry Advisory Council Chair-Elect, Meeting Dates

Becky Bolliger of Halliburton Energy Services was elected as Chair-Elect of the PA Industry Advisory Council during the 2013 Council meeting at ConocoPhillips in Houston.

Mary Ellen Vedas of Hess will serve as IAC Chair and Nicolas Meier of Marathon as Past-Chair for 2014.

The 2014 meeting of the IAC is tentatively scheduled for September 17-18 and will be hosted by Shell at the Shell Technology Center in Houston.


ProQuest Dialog Platform Now Provides Access to PA Database

Access to PA's TULSA Database through the Dialog online service has now been migrated to the new ProQuest Dialog platform and search interface.

ProQuest Dialog said the new platform and interface offer:

  • Intuitive, user-friendly search capabilities,
  • A new pricing model, and
  • Greatly enhanced output formatting.

ProQuest Dialog migrated Dialog customers away from the legacy Dialog search interfaces over a period of more than a year. Access to the legacy Dialog platform and interfaces ended December 30, 2013.

More details are available on the Dialog Web site at http://www.dialog.com.


EBSCO Says Software Release Enhances Online Interface

EBSCOhost has announced a new software update to its online search interface that offers several enhancements for users. EBSCO said they include:

  • Facet modal boxes in the left-hand column on the 'Search Results' pages now feature sticky column headers.
  • Increased color differentiation between the bottom of the scroll list and action buttons.
  • Enhanced visibility of the 'X' for clearing search options from the search results breadbox.
  • A 'Clear All' link in the search results breadbox updated to be more easily identified as a link.

Additional information can be found on the EBSCO support Web site at http://support.ebsco.com.


Visit PA Exhibit in Booth 2222 At 2014 AAPG Meeting in Houston

Petroleum Abstracts will be exhibiting at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference and Exhibition in Houston, April 6-9, 2014.

Please visit PA in Booth 2222 at the conference, which will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Scheduled exhibit hours are:

Sunday, April 6: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Reception)
Monday, April 7: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 9: 8:30 a.m. - Noon


PA Exhibiting May 5-8 at 2014 Offshore Technology Conference

PA staff will welcome current subscribers and new customer prospects at the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park in Houston.

Plan to visit PA in Booth 3411 in the main Reliant Center building during the show. Exhibit hours are:

Monday, May 5: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 6 9:00 a.m .- 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.