Month: March 2008

New resource trial: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Trial access to this resource has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Current trials. Access is direct on-campus; no off-campus access is currently available. The resource is described as follows:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists.

The trial is available until 11 April 2008; all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller.

Resources updated: Networked CD-ROMs

The following networked CD-ROMs have now been updated:

  • APID, now issue 4 2007
  • Croner Road Transport, now January 2008
  • Croner Reference Book for Self Employed and Smaller Business, now February 2008
  • Croner Reference Book for Employers, now January 2008
  • Croner Premises Management, now January 2008
  • Croner Practical Food Hygiene, now November 2007
  • Croner Health & Safety at Work, now January 2008
  • Croner Environmental Management Policies & Procedures, now September 2007
  • Croner Practical Food Hygiene, now November 2007
  • Croner Catering, now August 2007

Westlaw – SFX updated

Shortly after the last eServices update, all links in SFX for UK legal journals in the Westlaw database were updated to direct customers to the new Westlaw platform. Rather than resolving to the individual title level, these links direct customers to the homepage of the Westlaw interface. It is hoped to be able to reinstate title level access once Westlaw confirm the details of the persistent linking syntax required by SFX.

eBrary: issues with the deployment of the eBrary plug-in on the university network

eServices is urgently pursuing with IS the issue of PCs on the university network on which the eBrary plug-in (which is required to access the 30k titles in NTU’s eBrary collection) is absent. It is currently believed that, in the affected cases, the plug-in may have been inadvertently removed as the consequence of unrelated network updates. IS intend to update us on the issue and the timetable for its resolution early next week.

To assist eServices in documenting the extent of the problem, please report to us any and all instances of PCs on which the eBrary plug-in appears to be absent – providing details of the PCs location and (where possible) machine names.

Please be aware that this problem does not affect eBooks on other platforms – including titles on Knovel, Credo Reference, Taylor and Francis or the JISC eBook Observatory project.