A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Tuesday 28 April 2020 between 14:30 and 16:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during these times.
A NEW SET OF eBook collections from Manchester University Press has been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases service.
The Manchester Hive platform is described as follows:
A collection of eBook content published by Manchester University Press covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. Content is organised into chapters and sections, is fully searchable and browseable, and can be downloaded for offline reading.
Twelve separate eBook collections are available, and the Find Databases listing for the resource provides a direct authenticated deep-link to each.
Access to the Manchester Hive platform is by university username and password.
TWO MORE eBOOK collections have been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases service.
A collection of academic eBooks covering a wide variety of fields in business and economics from the imprint of Harvard Business Publishing
A collection of academic eBooks covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines, including economics, social sciences, history, computing, cultural studies and study skills
Off-campus access to both resources is by university username and password.
DUE TO ONGOING technical problems affecting the Shibboleth environment on the main ProQuest platform, the off-campus authentication method for more than twenty separate resources in the Find Databases service has temporarily been changed to the library’s secure eZproxy server.
Off-site access to databases, such as ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts), IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) and ProQuest One Literature, continues to be via university username and password.
The ProQuest technical team are working to resolve the problems with their Shibboleth service provider, which have led to failed logins to the main ProQuest platform from off-site.
UPDATE, 21 April: The ProQuest technical team have confirmed that the issue affecting their Shibboleth environment has now been resolved.
THE SCREEN STUDIES platform, published by Bloomsbury, has been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases service.
The listing for resource indicates that access is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:
Screen Studies offers a broad range of content from Bloomsbury, Faber & Faber and the British Film Institute to support the full breadth of moving-image studies. It is designed to support the work of academics and students engaged in research and learning in film history, theory and practice.
It includes screenplays from screenwriters including Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Joel and Ethan Coen and many others. Alongside award-winning screenplays, it comprises an interactive timeline of film history, an expanding collection of film stills, and more than 240 eBooks from both Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber. Available eBook content includes film biographies, scholarly monographs, filmmaking and screenwriting guides.
Screen Studies explores films, directors and genres from across the world, covering the US, Europe, Asia and beyond, with contents indexed by regions, and well as by genres and approaches.
Screen Studies is available to university staff and students until at least the end of May 2020.
THE LAW TROVE platform, from Oxford University Press, has been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases services.
The listing for resource indicates that access to the resource is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:
The Law Trove platform from Oxford University Press contains around 200 law textbooks covering a wide range of legal subject areas. All the titles in the collection are fully searchable. Materials can also be filtered by specific subject or by level of study.
Law Trove is available to university staff and students until at least the end of May 2020.
THE TECHNICAL PROBLEM preventing off-campus access to the Ulrich’s periodicals directory from off-campus has now been fully resolved.
Access to the Ulrich’s service is again available through the Find Databases listing for the resource using a university username and password.
As a reminder, the resource is described as follows:
A searchable reference source for information on periodicals, magazines and publishers. Updated weekly.
DURING THE CURRENT closure of the campus libraries, LLR is making additional electronic resources available for off-campus access by staff and students.
This material is a mixture of content that publishers are making openly available to Higher Education institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic, and materials that the library has been able to licence paid-access to for a time-limited period.
The current full list of additional resources is available from the dedicated Find Databases link https://llr.ntu.ac.uk/dbaz/index.php?extra=y.
More resources are being added to list as new access arrangements are finalised.
Each of these resources has been added to the relevant subject sub-categories in the Find Databases service, and can be identified by the New temporary resource icon show below.