Posted on February 13, 2012 @11:50 am by madgett
Read all about it here.No Comments
Posted on February 10, 2012 @2:38 pm by madgett
1) off-campus access must be via myVPN
2) some sites will become inaccessible: ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL (eBook Library) and any others that require EZproxy
Sorry for the inconvenience.No Comments
Posted on January 31, 2012 @1:58 pm by madgett
Currently, on the EBSCO eBook platform you can download ebooks off-line. Unfortunately, as the majority are single-user ebooks, this means no one else can access the ebook for 7 days. In order to make accessing fairer to all, we will be temporarily suspending off-line downloading on the EBSCO eBook platform later this week.
This move also brings EBSCO ebooks more into line with ebrary ebooks: single-user ebrary ebooks cannot be downloaded off-line either (multi-user ebooks on ebrary can).
The ability to download, email or print .pdf pages or sections (in most cases up to 60 pages) on EBSCO eBooks platform should not be affected.2 Comments
Posted on January 30, 2012 @5:07 pm by madgett
The SAE Digital Library access is not working for the moment. We are talking to the vendor and hope to get this sorted soon.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay Tuned.No Comments
Posted on January 27, 2012 @1:40 pm by madgett
EBSCO has taken over the H.W. Wilson databases. These are primarily Education, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Art, Architecture and Law focused Index & Abstract databases —some with Full Text. As a result, the following Resource pages now point to EBSCOhost sites rather than H.W. Wilson sites:
Education Full Text
Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Art Index Retrospective
Art Full Text
Summon, the Citation Linker and the Catalogue will catch up to these changes over the next few days.No Comments
Posted on April 11, 2012 @9:49 am by madgett
Records for the 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks were added (our mistake) to the Catalogue and Summon before we had the access organized. In fact, due to higher-than-expected costs, it is probable that many 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks will not be purchased by the Library.
So, if you come across an ebook that is published by “Springer” and has a date of “2012” and you cannot get access to it, please still report it via out Help Form, but be aware that access may not be possible.
Sorry for any inconvenience and confusion this may cause.3 Comments
Posted on April 23, 2012 @12:14 pm by madgett
*UPDATE* “We currently have a Critical Service Issue open and our technical team is working to address the CINAHL issues as soon as possible.“–EBSCO
The EBSCOhost database CINAHL [ Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature] is currently experiencing problems with Subject Heading searching. The vendor is aware of this and are working on it.
Stay tuned!No Comments
Posted on January 24, 2012 @12:00 pm by madgett
American National Biography Online: “…offers portraits of more than 18,700 men & women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation.” That would be the nation just south of us.
Films on Demand: “…Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime.” Videos on everything from Opera to Ebola.
Mathematics Teaching: “…the journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics… Many articles have additional information or associated files.” Yep, it’s all about the math.1 Comment
Posted on January 23, 2012 @9:43 am by madgett
What does that mean?
- For off-campus access you will need to set up and use myVPN
- For resources that must use EZproxy (like ebrary, eBook Library and MyiLibrary), there will be no access till after 7:00 pm.
Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.No Comments
Posted on January 19, 2012 @2:44 pm by madgett
Now that ebrary has the ability to download ebooks, the University of Toronto Pres has decided to pull its ebooks from all subscription collections.
What does this mean? Where we have purchased a copy of a U of T ebook, we retain access. Where we only subscribe to a collection that has a U of T ebook in it, we lose access to the ebook. This covers over 570 and it will take a while for the UBC Catalogue and Summon. So, please be patient, but do keep reporting any ebooks you can’t access.No Comments