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.

SpringerAll “… 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.

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.

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.

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