St Patrick’s Day ebooks

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the ebooks@cambridge team.

To celebrate here are a brief selection of recently published academic monographs which are available to access as ebooks through iDiscover, or are coming soon. Click on the covers to access the full text.

Sixties ireland daly   standish   anglo irish troubles

feminst judgements   unapproved    irish sanctuary

flowing tides     letters catholic poor    small nations

 

Brill Humanities, Social Sciences 2017, & International Law monographs 2014-2017

The University Library is pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the following 2017 HSS subject collections…

asian-studies          biblical         classics         european-1

european-2       literature        religion           sociology

                                    language         muslim

Asian Studies

Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity

Classical Studies

European History and Culture I

European History and Culture II

Language and Linguistics

Literature and Cultural Studies

Middle East and Islamic Studies

Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Social Sciences

The 2017 collections complement Brill’s HSS 2014, 2015, and 2016 collections, already available to our users on Brill Online and searchable in iDiscover.

The Squire Law Library is also pleased to announce that access has been purchased in perpetuity to the International Law ebook collections, 2014-2017 inclusive.These titles can be also found in iDiscover and currently number 202.

int-law-2017         law-2015        law-2016          law-2017

Brill ebooks are available with unlimited concurrency and can be accessed both on and off campus (with a Raven login). You can download  or print chapters from the ebooks in PDF format, or read them online. As new 2017 titles are published, they will be added to the Brill ebooks platform and loaded into iDiscover on a monthly basis.

Please contact the ebooks@cambridge team on ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk with any feedback on Brill ebooks, or if you want to recommend any unowned titles for purchase.

New ebooks – November 2016

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.

ames1   business1  divinity1  education1  engineering1  english1  general1  hps1  law1  linguistics1  matsci1    mml1  sas1  sps1  economics1  hps2  ames2  FAW Cultivating Ethical School.indd  english2    matsci2  mml2  ames3  Hindi Cinema    education3  english3hps3   italian1  ames4  ames5     business2  education4  mml4   business3  education5  english4  matsci3

Electronic Legal Deposit and ebooks

Have you had trouble connecting to an ebook from iDiscover? Perhaps you have clicked on the ‘Online access’ link and waited for your ebook to open, only to get a ‘Connection timed out’ message some time after? If so, you have probably stumbled across an Electronic Legal Deposit ebook.

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What is Electronic Legal Deposit?

A growing number of publishers are now fulfilling their legal deposit obligations by depositing electronic rather than print books with the six legal deposit libraries, including the UL. Publishers currently doing this include, but are not limited to, Routledge, Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Sage, and more are due to follow suit in the next few years.

How do Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks differ from purchased ebooks?

Ebooks that are deposited on Electronic Legal Deposit differ from ebooks purchased from publishers or aggregators (such as those bought by the ebooks@cambridge service or directly by Faculty libraries) in the following key ways:

  • They are only accessible on dedicated terminals around the University campus
  • They are only ever available on a one concurrent user basis
  • They may not be downloaded in any way (although printing is allowed with the usual copyright restrictions)

What do they look like on iDiscover?

Like purchased ebooks, Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks can be found on iDiscover. You can spot an ELD ebook by scrolling down to nearly the bottom of a full record in iDiscover, where you will see the following ‘Conditions of use’ statement and the link text ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’:

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If you were to click ‘Link to Online Resource’ or ‘This item in Electronic Legal Deposit’, the link would only work if you were using one of the designated PCs; otherwise your connection will time out.

Spot the difference?

From a results list in iDiscover, it is not currently possible to distinguish between purchased and Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks. This is a recognised issue and we hope that there will be a way of highlighting ELD books in the future.

Meanwhile, if you attempt to connect to an ebook and find your connection timing out, check for a Conditions of Use statement in the full record, then find a designated terminal or check for an alternative copy (in some cases we might have purchased a fully accessible ebook alternative).

Excluding Electronic Legal Deposit items from your search

If you would like to exclude ELD items (NB this also includes ELD journals) from a search on iDiscover, after performing a search, scroll down to the bottom of ‘Refine my results’ and under ‘Collection’ hover over ‘Electronic Legal Deposit’ until the red ‘Exclude This’ icon appears:

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Help!

Further information about Legal Deposit, including Electronic Legal Deposit, is available on the Legal Deposit area of the Cambridge University Library website.

For help with ebooks, please contact ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

Popular ebrary ebook titles in 2015-16

The University Library buys many 1-user ebooks on the ebrary platform, their selection is based wholly on user demand. During the academic year 2015-16 1,121 ebooks were triggered for purchase in this way and most of them cater for users needs sufficiently with this 1 concurrent user model. But the ebooks@cambridge team receives regular (sometimes daily) turnaway notifications each time one of the ebrary ebooks denies access to a user or multiple users. These reports help us to discover which ebooks are in demand, and this allows the ebooks team to make sensible choices regarding ‘upgrading’ the popular titles so that they can be used by multiple concurrent users; this can also help relieve the pressure on printed copies. Last academic year this upgrading happened 31 times (thanks to ebooks@cambridge funds), and a list of these popular titles can be found below…

Thorley – Athenian democracy (2nd ed.)

Gillingham – Dictablanda : politics, work, and culture in Mexico, 1938-1968

dictablanda             perception              animal

Therborn – Killing fields of inequality

Bruce – Visual perception : physiology, psychology, & ecology (4th ed.)

Harley – Psychology of language : from data to theory (4th ed.)

Marx – Rethinking the western tradition : communist manifesto

Buss – Temperament : early developing personality traits

Pearce – Animal learning and cognition : an introduction (3rd ed.)

Keller – Identity, citizenship, and political conflict in Africa

Scrambler – Contemporary theorists for medical sociology

Feldman –  Law in politics, politics in law

Ryan – Picturing empire : photography and the visualization of the British Empire

John – Handbook of personality : theory and research (3rd ed.)

Lounsberry – Becoming Virginia Woolf : her early diaries and the diaries she read

Pickles – An introduction to the physiology of hearing

Abu-Lughod – Do Muslim women need saving?

Faucher-King – The New Labour experiment : change and reform under Blair and Brown

Hertog – Princes, brokers, and bureaucrats : oil and the state in Saudi Arabia

Noel – Reason of state, propoganda, and the Thirty Years’ War : an unknown translation by Thomas Hobbes

Nielsen – What I say : innovative poetry by Black writers in America

virginia                   hearing                   handbook

Ogden – Handbook of China’s governance and domestic politics

Siegert – Cultural techniques : grids, filters, doors, and other articulations of the real

Morten – Poor numbers : how we are misled by African development statistics and what to do about it 

Mourlon-Druol – A Europe made of money : the emergence of the European Monetary System 

Rawls – Lectures on the history of political philosophy

Speaight – Architect’s legal handbook (9th ed.)

Cust – Conflict in early Stuart England : studies in religion and politics, 1603 – 1642

Shattuck – Episcopalians and race : civil war to civil rights

Young – Alien nation : Chinese migration in the Americas from the coolie era through World War II 

Fahmy – Ordinary Egyptians : creating the modern nation through popular culture

Simonton – A history of European women’s work : 1700 to the present 

money                 alien                  conflict

All of these ebook titles can be found in iDiscover and can be accessed on and off campus with a Raven login.

From this term onwards the ebooks team will post a regular termly blog post highlighting recently ‘upgraded’ popular ebrary titles; we hope that this information proves useful to College, Faculty and Departmental librarians.

Links to ebooks from iDiscover

A temporary issue with iDiscover is causing ebook links to display incorrectly. Until the issue is resolved, please access ebooks as follows:

From a search results list, click on the ebook title, rather than the green Online access link (if you do click this it will take you to the detailed record and not the ebook):

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You will see that the View Online section of the detailed record is empty (this is where the link should appear if all is well):

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To access the ebook, scroll down to the ‘Links’ section of the record, and choose the second link in the list (the wording of this will vary with supplier, but for all records we have seen so far it should always be the second link):

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This is a temporary issue with the way that some of our ebooks are displayed and accessed and it will be resolved soon. Please send any questions or refer users to ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk as usual.

New Cambridge Companions Online

Six new titles have recently been published on the Cambridge Companions Online platform. Four of these are Literature titles;

latino    carlos    short story    american west

The other two titles may be of interest to Divinity or Philosophy students;

reformed     summa

Just click on the cover images to connect directly through to the full text.

All of these titles are searchable in LibrarySearch and are available on and off campus (with a Raven login).

 

Digital Karl Barth Library

ejournals@cambridge

Cambridge University Library and the Divinity Faculty Library have collaborated to make accessible the Digital Karl Barth Library here:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://bart.alexanderstreet.com

The Library features the entire corpus of Barth’s Gesamtausgabe. Published under the TVZ imprint, this definitive edition of Barth’s works in German currently comprises more than 40 volumes of sermons, letters, lectures, conversations, and academic writings. Also slated for inclusion in The Digital Karl Barth Library is Barth’s magnum opus, the 14-volume Kirchliche Dogmatik.

Every document in The Digital Karl Barth Library is hand-keyed and features metadata tagging specifically designed to meet the research needs of religious-studies scholars. The same dedication to scholarly research has guided the development of the search and presentation platform, which enables users to perform highly sophisticated searches and to view, organize, and analyze results with extraordinary speed and precision. For example, researchers can return comprehensive, accurate results in seconds for the following kinds…

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Henry Sidgwick: complete works and selected correspondance

220px-Henry_SidgwickWe are pleased to announce that ebooks@cambridge and the Casimir Lewy (Philosophy) Library have purchased access to The complete works and selected correspondance of Henry Sidgwick through the Intelex Past Masters platform.

The online collection contains the complete published works of Henry Sidgwick, including both the First and Seventh editions of The Methods of Ethics. Also included is a substantial body of correspondence, much of it previously unpublished, including the matched correspondence between Sidgwick and Henry Graham Dakyns, available in this collection for the first time in its entirety.

On and off-campus access to this collection is available here. Records for individual items in the collection will be available in LibrarySearch very soon.