Thousands of Italian ebooks available in LibrarySearch

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In the light of increasing numbers of Italian language ebooks becoming available and the growth in ebook production in Italy, we have set up a facility whereby our readers can easily recommend such titles for purchase.

The University Library has signed up for a mediated patron driven acquisition scheme (PDA) making 13,000+ ebook titles available for users to recommend for purchase. This scheme is available now and will run for the foreseeable future. This is how it works…

Records for the entire Italian-language ebook content hosted on Casalini’s Torrossa platform are searchable in LibrarySearch. Each title is recognizable by the gold ebook icon and clickable text “To suggest this title for purchase please follow the online link and click on the lightbulb icon”. An example is shown below.

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You will be taken to the details of the title on the Torrossa ebook platform, where you will be able to view brief bibliographic details of the title, read an abstract, and view a sample page.

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To recommend this title for purchase, please click on the lightbulb icon lightbulbnear the top right hand side of the screen, this will open up a blank form where you are able to write your reasons for recommending the ebook and leave your contact details, preferably name, email address and barcode. Click on ‘Send’ to email this form to the University Library’s Italian Specialist for consideration. If approved for purchase the ebook will be available within 5 working days of your request. You may be contacted by the Italian specialist for further details if required.

Once an ebook is purchased, access to it is available both on and off campus (with a Raven login), for unlimited concurrent users. Entire titles can be downloaded for 14 days at a time, after which time they will disappear from your device. You are free to download entire titles as many times as you require, and you may print and save sections within permitted copyright limits.

An owned ebook title on the Torrossa platform displays a green PDF icon, alongside View and Downloads buttons at the top of the screen.

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The University Library already owns the 2014 and 2015 publications of the Language and Literature, Cinema and Theatre, and Cultural Studies ebook collections hosted on Torrossa, so these 266 titles are already available for registered Cambridge users and can be found in LibrarySearch.

Do please contact us if you have any comments or queries. We hope that this facility will prove to be a valuable asset and that it will help develop our Italian collections.

Bettina Rex.

New Italian-language ebook collections available on Torrossa

Cambridge University Library is pleased to announce that following the purchase last year of three ebooks packages of Italian-language titles on Casalini Libri’s Torrossa ebooks platform, we have this year supplemented these packages and added the 2015 content. The three collections of scholarly titles: Language and Literature, Cinema and Theatre, and Cultural Studies, have had a total of 153 new titles added. In total there are now 266 ebooks available in full-text from the platform link here and they are also searchable in the LibrarySearch catalogue.

Full-text access is available both on and off campus (using a Raven login). This includes the facility to download, print and copy and paste from the text. Torrossa ebooks can be read on PCs, Apple Macs, laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices, but not on Kindles, Kobos or Nooks.

Please do send your feedback on these packages and the usability of these ebooks by emailing Bettina Rex, the Italian Specialist, at the University Library at italian@lib.cam.ac.uk.

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Trial access to Italian-language titles on Casalini’s Torrossa ebooks platform

torrossaCambridge University Library is pleased to announce that trial access is now available to 113 Italian-language titles on Casalini Libri’s Torrossa ebooks platform. Three current collections of scholarly titles are included in this trial; Language and Literature (49 ebooks), Cinema and Theatre (40), and Cultural Studies (30). Six titles are included in more than one collection.

The ebooks are available from the platform link here and are searchable in the LibrarySearch catalogue. Full-text access is available both on and off campus (using a Raven login).

Torrossa ebooks can be read on PCs, Apple Macs, laptops, iOS and Android mobile devices, but not on Kindles, Kobos or Nooks. There will be no download, print or copy & paste capability during the trial period, but if the University Library decides to purchase these collections then all of these functions will be enabled.

To open the ebooks and read online, select a title by subject, by title or by publisher, and then click on a part or chapter of the title on the right-hand side of the screen. You should then be able to click on Full text button to open the PDF up in Adobe.

If you have problems opening Torrossa PDFs in Firefox, try following these steps in the browser: Tools – Options – Applications – in the Search box type PDF – highlight Portable Document Format (PDF) on the left-hand side & choose Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox) on the right-hand side of the screen – click OK.

There is also help available from the FAQ section on the ebooks platform.

The trial will remain available until Wednesday 15th January.

The ebooks@cambridge team and the Italian Specialist at the University Library are interested to receive feedback on the usability of these ebooks, and any comments on the content covered would also be very helpful. Please email either ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk or italian@lib.cam.ac.uk. Any feedback received will be considered in addition to a review of usage statistics which will be analyzed near the end of the trial period.

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