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.
Cambridge University Press has launched the new Cambridge Core platform, an integrated service offering access to eBook and eJournal content from CUP. As with the previous CUP web site, access to subscription content is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.
The library’s access to the new platform has been customised: including basic branding, Shibboleth integration and outbound SFX OpenURL linking. Existing links to content on the old CUP platform is automatically redirected to Cambridge Core, including links through SFX. As new Knowledge Base data is made available, all content information in SFX will be updated, but there will be no interruption in access to subscription content from CUP during the remaining steps in the migration.
The library’s current Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) eBook project, which involved making tens of thousands of new eBook titles available for customer discovery in Library OneSearch, has entered its selection phase (during which the library decides which titles will be bought outright in perpetuity, and which will be withdrawn from the collection). This selection process has begun, following the conclusion of the discovery phase of the project at the end of April.
While final selections are agreed, the following sets of eBook titles have been suspended from discovery in Library OneSearch:
- Bloomsbury (2,013 titles)
- Cambridge University Press (30,391 titles)
- Sage (4,306 titles)
- Oxford Scholarship Online (11,812 titles)
EBA eBook titles which have been added to resource lists during the discovery phase should still continue to be accessible through the links provided in the RLMS.
Once title selections have been confirmed for each provider, the purchased titles will updated and made discoverable once again in Library OneSearch.
The Wiley EBA package (consisting of 17,879 titles) will continue to be active until the end of May.
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.
Access to an additional 300 current, full-text ejournal titles from Cambridge University Press has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to these titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.
These titles will be discoverable through the SFX ejournal A-Z and through Library OneSearch searches shortly.