Dawsonera content migrates to the VLeBooks platform

FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE of the Dawsonera eBook platform, access to the library’s full-text eBook content previously accessed through Dawsonera has been moved to the VLeBooks platform.

This migration has required the update of multiple thousands of authentication-aware access links in different library discovery systems.

The majority of that work has now been completed, and eBook records in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro, and eBook and Chapter records in the Resource List Management System, all now automatically direct the request for ex-Dawsonera content to the VLeBooks platform.

These new links resolve directly to the requested book (rather than to the home page of VLeBooks), and are all authentication-aware, routing the requester through the sign-in process (via university username and password) as required.

The remaining remedial work on links to Dawsonera content in the online library environment will be completed later this month.

Example VleBooks page