Month: August 2009

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – Shibboleth authentication

Access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is now direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) off-campus. Links and prompts in eSearch have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication on the DNB has been added to the eServices Support wiki.

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Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online – Shibboleth authentication

Access to the Oxford English Dictionary online is now direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) off-campus. Links and prompts in eSearch have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication on the OED Online has been added to the eServices Support wiki.

Oxford Reference Online Core Collection – Shibboleth authentication

Access to the Oxford Core Collection online is now direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) off-campus. Links and prompts in eSearch have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication on the Oxford Reference Core Collection Online has been added to the eServices Support wiki.

New resource: Institute for Employment Studies

An entry for the Institute for Employment Studies has been added to eSearch. Access to the main areas of the web site is unrestricted (although the Members’ area is not accessible). The resource is described as follows:

The Institute for Employment Studies aims to improve employment policy in the UK and internationally by carrying out authoritative research of practical relevance to policy makers and those responsible for implementing policy programmes and initiatives. Its work covers all aspects of employment policy and labour market activity. There are free to download reports on the website under the ‘Publications’ link. Please also search on the Library Catalogue to find print copies of other Institute for Employment Studies reports that are available in the Library.

Library Catalogue – SFX, eSearch and other search connections

The LLR web site and NOW Library Catalogue search widgets have been confirmed as retrieving results from the upgraded v.20 of ALEPH on its new sever. Search connections from eSearch and SFX are also now configured to connect correctly, as do remote searches from RefWorks, Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports and a number of other external services.

eBrary – Shibboleth authentication

Access to eBooks on the eBrary platform is now by university username and password (using Shibboleth). Because of the way in which Shibboleth authentication is managed for LLR’s subscription to eBrary, all existing URLs in eSearch, SFX and the Library Catalogue will continue to work as before, but will now resolve to the NTU Single Sign-on page rather than to an Athens login screen. Staff and students who wish to retain their customised eBrary content (stored in their Bookshelf) will need to contact eBrary to arrange the migration of data to their new login. A guide to the simple email-based process is provided via a ‘Bookshelf Migration’ link from the Nottingham Trent University banner in the eBrary interface (see illustration below).

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