April 4th, 2013 by madgett | No Comments »
UBC Library has purchased updates to the SAGE Reference Online Encyclopedia collection: the 2012 collection (and the 2013 collection, coming soon).
Some titles in the 2012 collection include:
All titles should be findable in Summon next week.
April 3rd, 2013 by madgett | No Comments »
MyiLibrary has set a limit on how fast you can flip pages in order to protect entire ebooks from being downloaded by machine. If you happen to be flipping through an ebook (and you have to be flipping mighty quickly) and see this message pop up:
…please fill in the captcha and prove you are human. One an ebook is locked, it is locked for everyone for 24 hours… and that’s no fun at all!
February 28th, 2013 by madgett | No Comments »
Here is a preview of In Iran, an ebook that Adam Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, has made available to the UBC community.
In Iran is protected by copyright, but “All photos linked in the text are published under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.” We are currently working on making this ebook discoverable within our Summon Discovery tool.
February 8th, 2013 by madgett | No Comments »
Came across this…
“The Little Cree Books below are the first in what we hope will become a large collection of online books designed for early Cree readers. Please check out the About the Project section of this website to learn more…” –Little Cree Books
maskosis okîsikâm (Little Bear’s Day)
askiw meskocipayowina (The Seasons)
Note: Creative Commons copyright licensing applies to all of the books, unless otherwise noted.
January 31st, 2013 by madgett | No Comments »
To our patrons having problems accessing “Geographies of Globalization” on MyiLibrary, here is an alternate link [NOTE: this link will be functional as of February 1st]:
Geographies of Globalization
Now, there are a few restrictions on access to this ebook (set by the publisher, not us):
Access controls on this title is protected with DRM, which means:
- • An online user session of 120 minutes per book
- • up to 5 concurrent accesses per book for subscriptions, and one concurrent access per book for titles under perpetual ownership (so, please don’t leave the ebook sit on your computer if you are not reading it)
- • a print allowance of 30 pages per user session
- • a copy/paste allowance of 1000 words per user session
- • offline (downloaded) copies valid for 3 days (print/copy/paste disabled). The validity period of downloaded copies may vary from institution to institution.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
November 14th, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
An update on the Springer migration to the new SpringerLink site. The change over will take place on Nevember 26th. And, unfortunately, any personal “My SpringerLink” accounts on the old platform will not migrate. You will need to create an account on the new site. Per Springer:
“Do our current SpringerLink users have to create new personal accounts on link.springer.com to make use of all personalization features, or will these personal usernames and passwords be migrated from SpringerLink?”
“Answer: Unfortunately, these personal accounts and usernames and passwords cannot be transferred and new personal accounts will need to be created to take advantage of personalization features.”
After November 26th, “You will need to go to link.springer.com and set up a new profile/account. Make sure to do this while within the institution’s IP range as you will then be automatically associated to the institution’s access rights.”
The new Springer site may offer to let you set up an ID & password for remote access. Don’t bother. All our remote access is via EZproxy, not individual IDs.
You can read about the new Springer site here.
October 30th, 2012 by csylka | No Comments »
SpringerLink is a multidisciplinary database of full text publications published by Springer. It provides access to over 2,700 ejournals and more than 55,000 ebooks, as well as reference works, monographic series and lecture notes. Disciplines covered include Business & Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science, Behavioral Science, and Professional & Applied Computing.There are over 5,000 full-text ebooks in the Business & Management collection.
The University of British Columbia Library is one of 21 institutions chosen to participate in Springer’s MyCopy pilot project, a print-on-demand service that allows UBC’s currently registered students and faculty to order a soft cover print copy of an ebook the Library has already purchased from Springer. The copy is to be used by the patron for personal use.The cost for an individual title is $24.95 USD (plus gst and pst, including shipping and handling).
Over 20,000 Springer titles published since 2005 are available for order through the MyCopy project. UBC researchers can find Springer titles through the library catalogue, via the library’s SpringerLink information page and directly from the SpringerLink website. Please visit SpringerLink’s website for more information on MyCopy, as well as for detailed instructions on ordering titles.
October 23rd, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
*UPDATE* The Rogue Account has been blocked. Access via EZproxy is back to normal.
Due to a “security breach in [our] servers via organized hackers from R____a” (no need to name the actual country), ScienceDirect has blocked our EZproxy server IP. For now, please use myVPN to connect to ScienceDirect ejournals & ebooks if you are off campus. On campus, there should be no problem.
Stay tuned for updates.
October 17th, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
In case you weren’t watching the news this a.m., the British Columbia government says it plans to introduce free online textbooks for the 40 most popular post-secondary courses in the province.
Read more here!
October 4th, 2012 by madgett | No Comments »
All “… journal, book, book series, references and protocols content prevoiusly [sic] available on the old SpringerLink platform” will be moving to a new platform around the end of November. There should be no interruptions and plenty of re-directing of link. If you do run into problems, please contact eResources & Access via our Help Form.
You can read more about the migration here.