New ejournal platform: Informa Healthcare

Following the recent re-organisation of content on the InformaWorld platform, access to several electronic journals previously available through InformaWorld have been migrated to the Informa Healthcare site. An example of such a title is: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. Access to subscribed content on the Informa Healthcare platform is direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) from off-campus. A guide to accessing the service using Shibboleth has been added to the eServices Support wiki.

Informaworld – Shibboleth authentication

Shibboleth authentication has been enabled for all ejournals on the Informaworld platform. At present the off-campus access to Informaworld titles supported by LLR is through a Shibbolized eZproxy connection, but in the new year authentication will be migrated to a fully Shibboleth compliant login. This changeover will mean that customers can login to Informaworld in the platform’s native interface rather than only through the special eZproxy links provided in eSearch and SFX. For the time being, customers in the native interface of Informaworld can click on the ‘Shibboleth’ login link (see illustration below) and select Nottingham Trent University from the WAYF (Where Are You From?) page.

ejournal and eBook records to be added to ‘live’ ALEPH this week

During the course of this week, changes will be made to ‘live’ ALEPH to enable ejournal and eBooks to be made discoverable through the OPAC. There may be some very short interruptions in the OPAC service (lasting only a few seconds) while these changes are enacted. Initially, changes to the look of the OPAC record display (identical to those trialled in ‘test’ ALEPH) will be replicated in ‘live’ ALEPH, and eBook and ejournal records will then be loaded and indexed.

All SFX delivered ejournals and eBrary eBook records should be available through the ‘live’ OPAC by the end of the week, with records for Taylor & Francis, Knovel and other eBook providers available shortly after. Updates will be provided as the process progresses.

Informaworld – article level SFX linking coming soon

Ex Libris and Informaworld are completing technical updates which should enable article-level linking via SFX to be activated in the coming weeks. As previously advised, links to Informaworld titles via SFX resolve only to the journal level at present. Ex Libris indicate that the enhanced article-level links should be available in March.

New platform: Informaworld Journals

The publishers Taylor & Francis are in the process of amalgamating all of their online content into a single platform: Informaworld. At present, previous access routes to T&F content are being maintained while the new platform is embedded but these are scheduled for withdrawal in due course.

Access to all of the ejournals LLR subscribes to from Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Carfax and Psychology Press has now been enabled in Informaworld via SFX.

Informaworld supports both inbound and outbound OpenURL linking. However, inbound SFX linking is only possible to the journal title rather than the article level – so the boxes for Year, Volume, Issue and Start Page are not presented in the SFX menu (see illustration below), as they have no effect on the ability to ‘drill down’ below the title level directly from an SFX request.

SFX menu for an Informaworld ejournal title

Access is direct on-campus; with an Athens username and password required for off-campus access. Off-campus users need to click on the SIGN IN and then the athens sso links before entering their Athens username and password (see illustration below).

Athens log-in links in Informaworld

Access to full-text ejournal content on Informaworld for which LLR has a subscription may be either Full or Partial.

Where full-text access is available to all of the issues provided by Informaworld, a single icon will display below the bibliographic data indicating that ‘You have ACCESS’ (see illustration below).

Informaworld ejournal with full ACCESS

Where access to full-text content is Partial, the icon beneath the bibliographic data will indicate ‘You have PARTIAL ACCESS’ and an additional ACCESS icon will appear next to each issue for which full-text content is accessible.

Informaworld ejournal with PARTIAL ACCESS

Outbound OpenURL linking is provided through the references section of ejournal articles – when these are presented in .html rather than .pdf format. Clicking on the [your library’s links] link (see illustration below) will generate an SFX menu based on the metadata of the reference. In other words, you can submit a reference from an article straight to SFX to see what services are available from SFX for that material (It is hoped to be able to customise the link text shortly – changing it to Find it @ NTU.)

Outbound OpenURL links in Informaworld

Please be aware that it is currently not possible to search Informaworld remotely through eSearch; and the Informaworld platform is not Cross-Ref enabled (so SFX cannot process DOI requests for Informaworld content directly from Citation Linker).

LLR’s collection of 180 Taylor & Francis eBooks is available through Informaworld as well as through the platform, and future resource discovery options for this content are now being assessed, as part of the wider developments on eBook discovery.