ProQuest eBook platforms – scheduled maintenance – 5 January 2019

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 5 January 2019, between 17:00 and 19:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this two hour period:

  • EBook Central

New EBA collection: Springer eBooks

Springer EBA eBook title

A TOTAL OF 14,500 individual titles from the Springer eBook EBA (Evidence Based Acquisitions) plan are now discoverable in Library OneSearch.

Like other EBA plans, this method of acquisition enables the library to identify the most popular, widely-used and appropriate titles within a larger collection and purchase those outright at the end of the EBA period, which in this case will run until December 2019.

Access to Springer EBA eBook titles is direct on-campus (although you may occasionally encounter a Single Sign On challenge) and by university username and password from off-campus. Records in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro have been configured to provide deep-linked title-level authenticated access.

eBooks in the Springer EBA package include the following collections and subject areas:

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Business and management
  • Chemistry and materials science
  • Computer Science without Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine

Example titles include:

Elsevier Science Direct – off campus sign in issues now resolved

OFF-CAMPUS SIGN-IN issues for Elsevier Science Direct, reported earlier this year, have now been fully resolved by their technical team.

Access can be obtained using either the ‘Sign in’ option or the pdf ‘Get Access’ link and will provide full text access once single sign on has been completed.

Elsevier have apologised for the long time it took to fix the problem and any inconvenience caused as a result.

Science Direct sign in options

Box of Broadcasts: radio clip functionality restored

Box of Broadcasts - screenshots of a radio clip view

THE ABILITY TO create, save, play back and share audio clips on the Box of Broadcasts platform has been restored following a recent maintenance upgrade.

Problems affecting the ‘radio clip’ feature were first reported last year, but have now been confirmed by the Learning on Screen service as fully resolved.