The eBrary Patron Driven Acquisition period (which began in June 2012) has now concluded. The metadata records of all titles which were purchased during the PDA period have been updated in Library OneSearch (and in the Aleph client) with the indicator: “This eBook has been purchased from the eBrary PDA collection”.
All non-purchased eBrary PDA titles have been removed from Library OneSearch and marked as ‘suppressed’ in Aleph. These non-acquired titles will be removed from Aleph completely, once this list has been cross-checked against current Resource Lists (and any eBrary PDA titles added to resource lists which did not reach the trigger threshold for acquisition during the PDA period have been reviewed).
The issue preventing the purchase of eBrary PDA titles, reported on 12 December 2012, has now been resolved.
Purchase requests for PDA titles on the eBrary platform are now being accepted normally in line with the configuration of the PDA plan and profile.
LLR is working with eBrary to reinstate full-text access to not-yet-purchased titles in the current eBrary PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) collection in Library OneSearch.
At present, titles which have not yet been purchased are only available in ‘Preview’ mode (see illustration below of the prompt which currently appears in the user interface for affected titles)
A further update will follow once PDA activation on the eBrary platform has been reactivated.
A total of 3855 eBrary PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) eBook titles are now active and available in Library OneSearch.
The titles are identifiable by the ‘Electronic local note’ indicator text: “This eBook is part of the eBrary PDA collection – but not yet purchased” (the thumbnail below is a link to a full size illustration).
As eBrary informs LLR of purchases made through PDA, this text will be updated at the individual title level to indicate that this eBook has been purchased outright.
While we have yet to receive final confirmation from eBrary’s technical team that the service issue has been completely resolved, access to eBrary eBook titles through both eSearch and the Library Catalogue is currently available once again.
Access to eBook content on the eBrary platform is currently unavailable, due to a technical problem preventing successful login to the service. Requests to access eBrary from either eSearch or from the Library Catalogue resolve to the following error (after an attempted login).
Your identity provider didn’t return the attributes required to log into eBrary.
We are working with colleagues in IS and in the eBrary technical support team to identify the cause of the problem, and the remedial action required to correct it.
A further update will follow once access has been restored.
Following the previously announced changes to LLR’s subscription to eBook content on the eBrary platform, all of the individual eBook records for all titles in the eBrary Academic Complete collection have now been withdrawn from the Library Catalogue. The remaining eBrary eBook records in the OPAC are for the titles within the new eBrary Custom Collection (which LLR is building in preference to the Academic Complete collection).