Day: June 4 2008

British Standards Online – standards search unavailable

eServices is working with IHS and BSOL to re-establish access to the standards search services within the British Standards Online platform, which is currently unavailable. It is hoped that a resolution for this problem will be available shortly. In the meantime, a prompt has been added to the information icon in eSearch for British Standards indicating that access to the search facility is not available at present.

New resource: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

Access to the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online has been enabled in eSearch. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access should be available shortly. 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.

As with all new electronic subscriptions, this resource can be added to any eSearch Sub-Category at the ALT’s request.

eBrary – extra prompts to download the reader for off-campus customers

Following recent feedback, additional prompts for off-campus customers using the eBrary service have been added to the eBrary interface, indicating the need for them to download the eBrary Reader software (see illustration below). Clicking on that link will launch a new window from which the software can be downloaded.

Screencapture of the eBrary platform indicating the new prompt

Additional links and texts prompts have also been added to the information icon for eBrary in eSearch (see below).

Screen capture from eSearch indicating the new prompt

Only customers coming from off-campus will need to install the eBrary reader, which should automatically be installed on any on-campus PC. If you discover any instances on-campus where the software appears to be missing, please report the location and machine name to the eServices team.