The ebooks@cambridge Service and the University Library have arranged a trial which opens up access to all Cambridge University Press monograph titles on their University Publishing Online ebooks platform.
Along with all their Cambridge Books Online (CBO) monograph content UPO hosts hundreds of titles from their partner presses too. These are: Acumen Publishing, Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Foundation Books, Liverpool University Press, Mathematical Association of America, Royal Economic Society and The University of Adelaide Press.
The UPO platform looks and feels very similar to CBO, and works in much the same way. You can browse for titles by subject or search for known items or by keyword in the search box near the top right-hand corner of the home page. There is also an advanced search option which allows you to search only for accessible content or to refine by publisher if you want to.
You can open or download chapters as PDFs as you can with all the ebooks owned on the CBO platform.
In total 13,955 new monograph titles have been activated for Cambridge University users on UPO and the catalogue records for all these new titles are being loaded over the next few days. These will be searchable in LibrarySearch and available both on and off-campus (using a Raven login).
This enhanced access arrangement is live now, starting as a month’s trial with the intention that access to all new content will remain until the end of April 2014 in the first instance.
IMPORTANT: this new content does not include access to unowned DRM-restricted titles; please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to recommend titles that appear on UPO or CBO but are not accessible. All accessible titles are marked with a
Please note: access to exactly the same CBO content is available from the Cambridge Books Online platform, but this does not include the extra titles from the partner presses.
Please let the ebooks team know what you think about the UPO platform and the extra content now available, we would really welcome your feedback.