New resource: Project MUSE

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ACCESS TO THE Project MUSE platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service, following the activation of a new subscription to the full-text service.

Access to the ejournal and eBook content provided by Project MUSE is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

Project Muse brings together access to the full-text of more than 700 academic and scholarly journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences from more than 120 different publishers including university presses and learned societies. Access is also provided to a diverse collection of Open Access books and monographs. Materials can be viewed online or downloaded for offline reading.

Access to the 700+ ejournal titles available through Project Muse has also been activated in the SFX (Find It @ NTU) service.

Materials from Project Muse will be discoverable in searches in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.

New resource: Rock’s Backpages

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ACCESS TO THE library of music journalism provided by the Rock’s Backpages platform has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases service following the activation of a new subscription to the resource.

Access to Rock’s Backpages is by university username and password (both on-campus and off-campus) with a direct deep-link provided through the Find Databases listing.

The resource is described as follows:

Bringing together an archive of more than 40,000 examples of music journalism by more than 700 writers, Rock’s Backpages draws on numerous publications from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone, and from New Musical Express and Melody Maker to MOJO. The archive covers all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present day. The collection is fully searchable by artist, genre, writer or keyword. Rock’s Backpages also features a library of over 600 audio interviews with artists and performers of all eras and styles.

Temporary suspensions of access to e-resources

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To protect against excessive usage that risks breaching our e-resource licensing agreements and also the illegal harvesting of content from compromised accounts, the library imposes a 200MB limit on downloads in a single day.

Setting the daily download allowance at 200MB is an attempt to strike a reasonable balance between the different material file-sizes that staff and students may want to access across different subject areas. It’s a capacity that would allow the download of large numbers of journal article PDFs, but a far smaller number of high-resolution images or multimedia files.

If someone hits this limit, they will be blocked from accessing any more e-resources for 18 hours. If no further action is taken this block expires automatically.

To contact the library to expedite the lifting of a block, email with the subject line ‘eZproxy services suspended’.

The library will endeavour to unblock accounts in a timely manner before the standard 18 hour expiry but can’t guarantee it during particularly busy periods, or when the block stretches across the weekend or Bank Holidays.