UK Press Online – platform update

The UK Press Online service have just launched an updated version of their discovery platform. (LLR has been involved in some pre-release technical testing of the new interface.) Access to the service remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Library customers accessing UK Press Online from off-campus through Library OneSearch will be automatically directed to the university’s single sign-on page. Anyone navigating to the platform independently from off-campus, will need to select the UK Federation Access option from the UK Press Online login page (see illustration below), and then search for ‘Nottingham Trent University’ on the Where Are You From (WAYF) page.

UK Press Online - new Shibboleth login screen

Cambridge University Press EBA package: 560 new titles added

A further 560 new eBook titles have been added to the Cambridge University Press EBA package available through Library OneSearch. New titles include:

For a small number of titles, clicking on the View Online link in Library OneSearch will result in a CrossRef DOI disambiguation page: listing more than one possible discovery destination for the requested eBook title (see illustration example below). In order to access the full-text of the title, select the University Publishing Online link; as this is the platform through which the library’s full-text access is available.

CrossRef - DOI disambiguation

New ejournal package: SpringerLink Journals (NESLi2)

A new collection of more than 1300 ejournals titles, provided through the SpringerLink Journals (NESLi2) package, is now available in Library OneSearch and through SFX. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. For most titles in the collection, full-text access is available from 1997 onwards. Titles include:

MyiLibrary – Shibboleth resolution issue resolved

A technical issue affecting the MyiLibrary eBook platform, which arose at the end last week, has now been resolved. WAYFLess URLs in eBook records in Library OneSearch were resolving to the MyiLibrary homepage rather than to the indivIdual requested eBook. Resolution to title level has been reinstated and requests are now resolving as intended.

Update: Service problems affecting Science Direct and Scopus

Intermittent problems have returned to affect both the Science Direct and Scopus services this morning (9 June 2015); with some requests timing out or ending in ‘service unavailable’ responses.

Further updates will follow as the situation is resolved.