MyiLibrary migration to Ebook Central

You might be aware that plans are afoot by Proquest to wind down the MyiLibrary platform and migrate MyiLibrary ebooks to Ebook Central. Cambridge University members already have access to a growing number of ebooks on Ebook Central, so hopefully many of you are already familiar with the platform.

Stage 1 complete – MYI titles no longer on sale

Stage 1 of the process has already been completed, and as of yesterday MyiLibrary titles are no longer available for sale. Those of you who purchase ebooks through Coutts OASIS should no longer be able to see MyiLibrary licence options (a quick spot check this morning seems to confirm this, but do please let us know if you spot any rogues!). Our purchased MyiLibrary titles are still, at this stage, available for users on the existing MyiLibrary platform.

Stage 2 due 2018 – migration of our owned ebooks to Ebook Central

Step 2 of the process involves the migration of our owned MyiLibrary ebooks to the Ebook Central Platform and the closure of the MyiLibrary platform. This will happen in the first half of 2018 and we will be notified a few weeks in advance. All of our existing links to MyiLibrary ebooks will redirect to Ebook Central after the migration.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare?

Patron bookshelves, notes, bookmarks and highlights will not migrate to Ebook Central. If you or your students use these features it might be worth starting to think about preserving this information in advance of the migration, as once the platform switches off there won’t be any way of accessing this data. You might consider the following:

Print your MYI bookshelf list and history

  • Within MyiLibrary, click on My Account (top of screen, on black bar) and log in if necessary.
  • Choose the Bookshelf option.
  • With the list of books displayed, use the browser’s print option to print the list.

Print/email notes you have made within MYI ebooks

  • Within MyiLibrary, click on My Account and log in if necessary.
  • Choose the Notes option.
  • A page will display a list of books in which you have made notes, together with the notes themselves and page references. Select those you wish to print or email and click Print Selected or Email Selected. Note that you need to have added your email address to your account for the email option to work.

Unfortunately there will be no way to transfer highlights or bookmarks to Ebook Central.

We will blog again when we are notified of our migration slot to remind you about these actions. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this process please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk as usual.

 

 

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New ebooks – December 2017

Despite being a short, LMS-free month, librarians across the University have continued to buy ebooks through December. Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection this month. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

AMES1   AMES2  AMES3  Comp1  Comp2  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3   Educ4  Eng1  Eng2    Eng3    Eng4  Gen1  Geog1  Hist1  Matsci1  Matsci2  Med1  Med2  POLIS1  POLIS2  POLIS3  POLIS4  Psych1   Soc1  Study1  Study2

ACLS Humanities Ebook now offering PDF chapter downloads

The ACLS Humanities Ebook platform is now offering DRM-free PDF chapter downloads for its page image titles (that’s those titles – the majority – that display the icon-book icon). This is a significant platform enhancement, greatly simplifying use of the content.

How does it work?

From the TOC page, click on a chapter heading to get into the title. Once in the e-book, you will see three buttons in the top left corner of the e-reader. Click on the button labeled “Chapter PDF”:

ACLS chapter download button

 

and then the “Download this chapter as PDF” link:

ACLS download link

Depending on your browser settings, the PDF will either open in a new browser tab or download directly to a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader. If the PDF opens in your browser and you wish to open it in a reader, hover your cursor over the centre-bottom of the screen and click the download button that appears:

ACLS download button

Tell me more about the ACLS Humanities Ebook platform

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of around 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The goals of this collaboration are to assist scholars in the electronic publication of high-quality works in the humanities, to explore the intellectual possibilities of new media, and to help assure the continued viability of scholarship in today’s changing publishing environment. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.

The ACLS Humanities E-Book platform is available on and off-campus to members of the University. The platform does not currently work with EZProxy, so off-campus users will need to click on the ‘Login for Full access’ buttons that display on book title pages, select University of Cambridge as your institution, then enter your Raven username and password.

Please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any questions about this platform.

New ebooks – November 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during November. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Anth1   Arch1  Bus1  Bus2  Comp1  Educ1  Educ2  Educ3   Engl1  Engl2  Geog1    Hist1    Hist2  HPS1  Land1  Land2  Lam1  Law1  Med1  MML1  MML2  Phil1  POL1  POL2  Soc1   Bus3  Soc2  POL3      Archa1  Archa2  Educ4  Educ5  Educ6  Educ7  Educ8  Engl3    Engl4 Hist3  Hist4  MML3        

New titles available from ACLS Humanities ebooks

As of August this year, there are 154 new titles available on the ACLS Humanities ebooks platform, including titles from new publishers like The Ohio State University Press & Bucknell University Press, and expanding subject areas in Islamic Studies, Gender, Race, Architecture and more.

Here is a selection of the new titles – click on the covers to access them (a complete list of the new titles can be downloaded to Excel here: HEB2017_TitleRelease):

Stalinism  Without lying down  Ghetto  Beyond  Fixing men  whitewashing  heirs  Dust bowl Dragon   Literature  Rap   Nuns

Records for the new titles are not yet available in iDiscover, but will be added in January. Meanwhile, members of the University can access all new and existing titles on and off-campus via the ACLS Humanities ebooks platform. NB For off-campus access, you will need to click on the ‘Login for Full access’ buttons that display on book title pages, select University of Cambridge as your institution, then enter your Raven username and password.

As usual, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk for further assistance.

Duke University Press launches new platform for ebooks and ejournals

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Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books annually and over 50 journals, as well as offering several electronic collections. A not-for-profit scholarly publisher, the Press is best known for publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

Thanks to the UL’s English Collections fund, Cambridge University members have electronic access to a growing collection of new book titles from Duke, as well as 1250 titles published between 1964 and 2007 from the archive collection in the following subjects: AMES, Anthropology, Education, English, History, Music, South Asian Studies and SPS.

On November 20th, Duke University Press launched a new online platform hosted by Silverchair Information Systems. The platform can be accessed on and off campus via the following link: http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=https://read.dukeupress.edu.

Features of the new platform include:

  • Intuitive and ‘clean’ design
  • Simultaneous searching of ebook and ejournal content
  • Useful search limits, including limit by format, date range and availability
  • Filter search results to easily find images
  • Browse book chapters by subject
  • DRM-free downloading of all purchased content to pdf
  • The site is natively mobile, adapting to devices of any size

Records for Duke University Press ebooks are in iDiscover and links are now redirecting seamlessly to the new platform.

As usual, if you have any questions about this platform, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – October 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during October. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

9781612055459   AMES1  AMES2  AMES3  Anth1  Bus1  Bus2  Classics1   Education1  Education2  Education3    Education4    Education5  Education6  Education7  Porteous_Structural_9.indd  English1  English2  English3  English4  Hist1  Hist2  HPS1  Land1  Law1   Mat1  Med1  MML1      Music1  Music2  Pharm1  Phil1  Plant1  Pol1  Pol2  PO3    Pol3 Pol4  Pol5  Pol6  SAS1  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3

Private International Law ebooks

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The Squire Law Library is pleased to announce that access is now available to the Private International Law (PRIL) ebook module on the Oxford Legal Research Library platform.

The module brings together key reference works in private international law and is an exceptional resource for practitioners and scholars researching in the field. It contains 18 books, including Richard Fentiman’s International Commercial Litigation which is a very important text and one that is heavily in demand by Law students. Amongst other things, it also has Cheshire, North & Fawcett’s Private International Law which is on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate reading lists. Here are a few more of the available titles:

Briggs: Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

Briggs: Private International Law in the English Courts

Garnett: Substance and Procedure in Private International Law

Raphael: The Anti-Suit Injunction

Records for most of these titles are already searchable in iDiscover, and the rest will be added as soon as they are available. This collection is available both on and off campus with a Raven login.

Don’t forget that members of the University also have access to the 38 authoritative titles within the Financial & Banking Law module on Oxford Legal Research Library. A recent blog post gives some more details about this collection.

As usual, if you have any feedback on this new collection then please contact the ebooks team at ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

New ebooks – September 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Bus1   Bus2  Bus3  Chem1  Divinity  Educ1  Educ2  Eng1   English1  English2  History1    HPS1    Medicine1  Medicine2  POLIS1  POLIS2  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Sust1  Sust2  AMES1  AMES2  ames3  Bus4   Eng3  Eng4  HPS2      MML1  Eng5  Music1  Music2

New ebooks – August 2017

Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during August. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Afr1   Education1  History1  HPS1  Law1  Maths1  Med1  Psych1   Afr2  Business1  Education2    Education3    Odena Jkt_Odena Jkt  Engineering1  History2  HPS2  HPS3  Law2  Afr3  Business2  Business3  Education5  Italian1  History3  Education6   Education7  Divi1    Education8