New ebook category in LibrarySearch

Not all ebooks in LibrarySearch can be accessed from off-campus as a new category of ebooks has now been added to the catalogue – non-print legal deposit books.

ebooks in LSA message has been added to LibrarySearch records for non-print legal deposit books to explain that these titles are only available on designated PCs in the University Library and the Affiliated Libraries.

If you open the record there will be a link marked ‘View item’ after the description ‘Online’. This will not link through to full text unless you are using one of the designated PCs within the UL or Affiliated Libraries.

A list of Affiliated Libraries can be found on the Libraries Directory, here.

 

Any ebook record without the ‘Condition of use’ note will continue to allow members of the University of Cambridge with a valid Raven account access to full text content from off campus. You can check if your Raven login will allow you access to eresources here.

Advertisements

New ebooks available in time for Easter 2015

Can you find and borrow all the books you need before you go home for the Easter vacation?

Frustrated that someone else beat you to that crucial book on your reading list?

Run out of space in your luggage?

5778932400_66bd670a6d_zAll might not be lost, why not have a look at LibrarySeaebook iconrch to see if we have it as an ebook? You can easily see ebooks in the LibrarySearch catalogue as they are identified by the following icon.

To view a guide on searching for ebooks please click here.

To access an ebook directly from LibrarySearch click on the text alongside the “online” part of the catalogue record, this will take you straight into the full-text of the ebook. You can do this from outside of the University campus as long as you know your Raven login. For ebooks on the Dawsonera platform you will need your Raven login on campus too.

We have just added 77 brand new ebooks to our collection, in:

Asian & Middle East Studies, Archaeology & Anthropology, Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Geography, History, History & Philosophy of Science, Linguistics, Maths, Music, and SPS.

You can browse our boards and link directly to some of these titles and more from the ebooks@cambridge Pinterest site.

For those studying English literature you may be interested in the 18 new titles purchased from Northcote’s ‘Writers and Their Works’ series but the English Faculty Library. New titles available include ‘Louis MacNiece and the poetry of the 1930s’ and ‘Revenge tragedy of the Renaissance’. Other titles purchased by the Library include:

Fairies in medieval romance Modernism Virginia Woolf

If Archaeology & Anthropology is more your thing then how about these?

9780500051764_26108 IncasOf Flying Saucers

Here is a selection of the other titles now available:

Future Sonata USER Ritz-Streibig.qxd (Page 1)

Science and TechEconomic geographies Mao

 image credit: ‘Heavy Load’ by lincolnlues on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/9NExgw

When is an ebook not an ebook? #camlibs

Answer: When it’s a print book.

There are still unfortunately cases of bib records being identified and
displayed as e-books in LibrarySearch even though they are for print.
This often occurs when a bibliographic record for an e-book has been
used as the basis for copy cataloguing the print copy.

Just as a reminder, be very careful if you are adapting a record for an
ebook version when cataloguing a print book. The “Adapting an ebook
record for a print book” guidelines are available on the CDD cataloguing policy intranet page (accessible to staff of the main UL and Affiliated Libraries) and also on the libraries@cambridge documentation page (accessible to all libraries@cambridge staff). This document sets out which changes cataloguers need to make to a copied ebook bibliographic record if he or she wishes to use it as a record for the print edition. (As such, the notes can also be consulted to identify ebook records.)

Any mistakes in the 008, 007 or 006 fields in particular will cause
records to be wrongly identified as e-books in the faceting on
LibrarySearch. Leaving an ebook ISBN in 020 subfield $a will cause
merging of records for print and electronic copies on LibrarySearch, so
please do pay particular attention to these areas of the record.

Please be aware that it can take some time to adapt an ebook record in
this way, so that it may be preferable to search again for a print book
record for copy cataloguing.
Many thanks to Celine Carty (University Library) for this blog post and for all her work on this issue for ebooks@cambridge.

mistaken identity

New ebooks for Easter!

Can you find and borrow all the books you need before you go home for the Easter vacation? Frustrated that someone else beat you to that crucial book on your reading list?

All might not be lost, why not have a look at LibrarySearch to see if we have it as an ebook? You can easily see ebooks in the LibrarySearch catalogue as they are identified by the following icon. ebook icon

To access an ebook directly from LibrarySearch click on the text alongside the “online” part of the catalogue record, this will take you straight into the full-text of the ebook. You can do this from outside of the University campus as long as you know your Raven login. For ebooks on the Dawsonera platform you will need your Raven login on campus too.

We have just added 24 brand new ebooks to our collection, in Business, Education, English, History & Philosophy of Science, Law, Maths and Music. You can browse our boards and link directly to some of these titles and more from the ebooks@cambridge Pinterest site.

For those studying English literature you may be interested in Taylor & Lavagnino’s collected works on Thomas Middleton Middletonor ‘Placing the plays of Christopher Marlowe’ by Deats & Logan. Marlowe

If History & Philosophy of Science is more your thing then how about ‘Sex, botany & empire’ by Fara or ‘Peoples on parade’ by Qureshi?

sexbotanyPeoplesonparade

For the Astronomers amongst you we now have Clarke & Carswell’s ‘Principles of astrophysical fluid dynamics’ by Cambridge University Press. And for mathematicians, ‘Optimal investment’ by Rogers.

 

fluidoptimal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The LibrarySearch factor

Yes this is the golden ruleThere is a golden rule when searching for ebooks purchased for University of Cambridge staff and students, ALWAYS use the LibrarySearch catalogue.  This is REALLY important!

But why you cry? Why can’t we use Newton?

Well, you will find ebooks in Newton, but you will not find any ebooks added to the collection after July 2011. This is because all those ebooks have been loaded into an e-resources database, known as the ‘ERDB‘.

The ERDB was created to allow Cambridge University library staff timely access to brand new ebook orders created by the ebooks@cambridge team, there is a read only view, a link to which is available on the ebooks web pages for librarians.

New ebooks added to the ERDB are reflected in LibrarySearch from around noon the following day, following a re-indexing process which automatically happens overnight.

Because new ebook catalogue records are loaded into the ERDB and are searchable in LibrarySearch very soon afterwards, this removes the previous time consuming need to load ebooks into all 7 Newton databases.

For those libraries not using the Voyager library system, new ebook records are regularly archived by Rhiannon and made available for those libraries to load into their own library systems.

For those who prefer to refine LibrarySearch by location, your search results should show all available ebooks, alongside the printed resources relevant to that site.

iconTo help find ebooks when scrolling through a LibrarySearch results list, look for the golden ebook icon next to the record. Students and staff can access the full text by clicking on the link next to Online which they can find near the top or at the very bottom of the ebook record. They will need to use their Raven logins if they are off-campus or for Dawsonera ebooks from anywhere.

So to ensure students and staff are finding all the ebooks on their reading lists, please direct them to LibrarySearch.

Flying books

Enabling students to find available ebooks is crucial, it allows them extra choice and increased access to the books they need, when they need them.

Want ebooks, think LibrarySearch! 

JK