Access to the image database Land of Lost Content has now been set up in eSearch. The resource has been added to all ‘Art and Design’ Sub-Categories.
The resource is described as follows:
The Land of Lost Content is the world’s largest online archive of 19th and 20th century popular culture. Intended as a source of inspiration for designers, when complete it will hold more than five million images, most of which are copyright free and can be downloaded or viewed online.
With more collections being added every week, Land of Lost Content aims to grow into an indispensable resource, documenting British cultural history.
Access to LOLC requires that NTU staff and student register for an individual account, which is linked to a ‘Group Registration Passphrase’ that must first be retrieved from the ‘Other Passwords’ page of the LLR web site. An LOLC Registration and Access Guide provides a detailed walkthrough of the procedure.
A new educational interface for Land of Lost Content will be made available shortly. All registrations for the existing interface will be transfered to the new interface once it has been launched.
The Building Law Reports service has migrated to the new i-law.com platform, and access details have been updated in eSearch accordingly. Username and password details for the resource have also been updated on the ‘Other Passwords’ page.
The following additional information has been added to the information icon for Building Law Reports in eSearch:
Once you have logged in, from the My-ilaw tab (on the left-hand side of the i-law portal page) select My Subscriptions and then choose the Search option (on the right-hand side of the page) for Building Law Reports.
Proquest have withdrawn the previously free-to-use time-restricted Dissertation Abstracts service (which provided citations and abstracts from US doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses for the two previous years). This service is now only available as part of a paid subscription. As a result, this resource has currently been withdrawn from eSearch.
Hardware problems have affected access to the EDINA hosted Land, Life and Leisure service over the past few days, with access temporarily suspended at times. Access has now been restored.
Server problems at the Intute service led to the temporary suspension of remote search functionality earlier this week – meaning that none of the Intute collections could be meta-searched in eSearch. The server problems have now been resolved, and remote searching is again functioning normally.
In addition to the change to the ISURV username and password reported in the last eServices eResources Update, the usernames and passwords for the following resources have recently been updated on the ‘Other Passwords’ page:
- Brand Republic
- Child abuse, welfare and adoption
- Media lawyer
- Mergent Online
- Solicitors Journal
- Tunnels & Tunnelling
- Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
Access to the SportDiscus database is now provided through the EBSCOhost platform (rather than through the OVID-Silverplatter platform, as previously). Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access requires an Athens username and password. SportDiscus is enabled as an SFX ‘source’ and is cross-searchable within eSearch.
The delay in accessing the home page of eSearch being experienced by some off-campus customers reported on September 20 was resolved shortly afterwards. On-campus and off-campus access speeds should now be all-but identical.