October 1st, 2012 by csylka | Comments Off
UBC students, faculty and staff now have access to the complete Project Muse UPCC e-Book Archival Collection.
Project Muse is a joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, and provides online access to prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. The UPCC e-Book collection contains thousands of books covering a variety of subjects from noted university presses and scholarly publishers, including global cultural studies and policy studies. Our subscription includes books published as recently as 2012.
Visit http://resources.library.ubc.ca/65 to start exploring the collection.
You can view publisher and title lists on the Project Muse website.
May 22nd, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
*UPDATE* Second copy up and running. Access restored**
Handbook of public pedagogy : education and learning beyond schooling / edited by Jennifer A. Sandlin, Brian D. Schultz, Jake Burdick.
Unfortunately, we have hit the limit when it comes to the number of views allowed with the copy of the ebook that the Library has purchased. As a result, you can “preview” the book (meaning it times out after a few minutes) but you cannot read it for any length of time nor print/download at all.
We are working on expanding access or acquiring another copy. We apologize to the class trying to use this ebook. Please stay tuned for updates.
May 17th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
We have several eBooks form the University of Toronto’s ITER publishing, but they are not available at the moment. These are part of the “Other Voice in Early Modern Europe” collection. We are working on getting the links fixed.
April 25th, 2012 by csylka | Comments Off
The David Lam Library recently subscribed to three years of access to three modules from McGraw-Hill’s ebook library
- Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (30 titles)
- Finance & Investing (134 titles)
- Leadership & Management (99 titles)
Many of the books are useful as introductory texts. Users can read full-text content online, as content cannot be downloaded. Printing is available, one page at a time, for the first 10% of the book.
Once you connect to the database you can browse or search for books, as well as register to access personalized features like note-taking and bookmarks.
April 11th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
Sorry for the delay in announcing this: SpringerLink ebooks for 2012 are now available.
While the records are not yet loaded in the Catalogue (soon!), the ebooks are discoverable in Summon or, if you know the title, try the Citation Linker. Just enter the ebook’s title in the box marked “Book:”. The way sub-titles are listed can be tricky, so first try your search using the main title only.
As well, SpringerLink offers a service for Print On Demand of ebooks called MyCopy. Read all about how you can get a MyCopy of an ebook for the low, low price of $24.95 including shipping and handling. To take advantage of this feature, you need to register and log-in to a personal MySpringerLink account. Note: this personal account is only an enhancement to the access the Library provides. You will still need to always be either on campus or use MyVPN or EZproxy to access the SpringerLink site.
March 30th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
The links from the Catalogue for Books 24X7 titles are broken. We are fixing. To get to a Books 24X7 title, please do try the following:
We hope to have this fixed early next week.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
March 22nd, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
**UPDATE** The time is nigh! We’ve had some disappear already. The Catalogue should be updated early April.
On the heels of University of Toronto Press pulling ebooks from the Canadian Publishers Collection on ebrary, three other university presses are pulling their ebooks:
- McGill-Queen’s University Press
- Wilfred Laurie University Press
- University of British Columbia Press
The above publishers’ titles will be pulled in mid-March. The Catalogue and Summon will be updated then, but there may be some lag time with access lost before records are pulled.
The Canadian Publishers Collection is a “subscribed” collection, meaning we have not purchased the titles –only arranged for access. Any ebooks that we have purchased on ebrary will remain on ebrary.
But how can you tell a “Purchased” title from a “Subscribed” title on the ebrary site:
- on the ebrary site, go to the Advanced search screen
- set the first search box to Search in Title and add a known ebrary ebook title
- add a second search box to Search in Collection and pick “purchased titles” from the drop-down
- click the “Search ebrary” button
If you get the result “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any results. Please try a new search above”, we have not purchased the title. If in step #3 above you change “purchased titles” to “subscribed titles” and search again, you should now get a result showing.
A cumbersome process, we know, but we hope it will become more streamlined and easier to identify purchased/subscribed titles down the road. Contact us if you have any questions.
March 5th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
A bit confused by ebrary’s Download functionality? Please read this how-to guide for our Canadian Publishers, Canadian Public Policy and Canadian Health Research Collections.
[NOTE: UBC's "sign in" for the ebrary Bookshelf is in the upper right of the ebrary website and not exactly as shown in the guide below. At this time, the Library cannot guarantee support for the apps of various devices.]
January 31st, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
Currently, on the EBSCO eBook platform you can download ebooks off-line. Unfortunately, as the majority are single-user ebooks, this means no one else can access the ebook for 7 days. In order to make accessing fairer to all, we will be temporarily suspending off-line downloading on the EBSCO eBook platform later this week.
This move also brings EBSCO ebooks more into line with ebrary ebooks: single-user ebrary ebooks cannot be downloaded off-line either (multi-user ebooks on ebrary can).
The ability to download, email or print .pdf pages or sections (in most cases up to 60 pages) on EBSCO eBooks platform should not be affected.
January 27th, 2012 by madgett | Comments Off
Records for the 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks were added (our mistake) to the Catalogue and Summon before we had the access organized. In fact, due to higher-than-expected costs, it is probable that many 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks will not be purchased by the Library.
So, if you come across an ebook that is published by “Springer” and has a date of “2012” and you cannot get access to it, please still report it via out Help Form, but be aware that access may not be possible.
Sorry for any inconvenience and confusion this may cause.