Month: September 2016

Resolved: MyiLibrary eBook platform – service problems

The MyiLibrary technical team report that the issues affecting access to eBook content on the MyiLibrary platform reported yesterday have now been resolved. Access to all acquired eBook content on the platform should now be available again for NTU staff and students, on and off campus.

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MyiLibrary eBook platform – service problems

Widely reported service problems are currently affecting access to content on the MyiLibrary eBook platform. A range of different errors, slow response times and failures to deliver content are all cited. MyiLibrary’s technical team is aware of the issues and is working to restore the platform to normal service.

A further update will follow once the current issues are confirmed as resolved.

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New resource listing: Journal Citation Reports

The technical team at Thomson Reuters are working to resolve a problem which is causing off-campus access requests to the Journal Citation Reports service from within Web of Science to be rejected.

Pending the deployment of a stable fix, an additional entry for Journal Citation Reports has been added to the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. This new listing provides a separate, WAYFLess URL that will ensure access to the JCR platform from off-campus. Authentication via this new link is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:

Journal Citation Reports provides quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data, supporting the comparative analysis of impact. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Journal Citation Reports

New resource: DCP (Development Control Practice) Online

Access to the online version of the DCP (Development Control Practice) service has been enabled in the Find Databases section of Library OneSearch. Authentication is direct on-campus, and by university username and password from off-campus. As off-campus authentication relies on secure eZproxy routing, off-campus access is only possible through the link provided in LOS. The resource is described as follows:

Development Control Practice (DCP) provides a detailed guide to all aspects of the planning process, exploring the different factors involved in seeking and making decision on planning applications. It is consulted by lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions, and in turn provides local authorities with a guide to legislation and precedent.

The homepage search box of DCP Online

Find Databases: resource review (September 2016)

Find Databases - Library OneSearch
 
Following a detailed review by the Research Support and Learning and Teaching teams, a number of changes have been made to the list of resources made available through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch (which will also be reflected, later today, in searches in the ‘All’ search tab of LOS). The changes are detailed below:

Updated

  • AEI (Australian Education Index)
  • arlis.net
  • Bankscope
  • British Library Sounds
  • Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  • Construction Information Service
  • CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) Online Publications
  • FAME
  • Family Law Online
  • Information Asset Register
  • Interior Internet
  • LACORS
  • Mintel
  • MyiLibrary
  • NBS Educator
  • NBS TV
  • Passport (formerly Passport GMID)
  • Planning portal
  • PoliticsHome
  • Westlaw

Withdrawn

  • Biosciences Image Bank
  • biz/ed
  • Epistemelinks
  • LexisPSL
  • Women’s Studies
  • WWW Virtual Library: Archnet

If you’d like any further information about the specific changes that have been made to any of the resources listed above, please get in touch.

Edinburgh University Press: new platform

Detail from the new Edinburgh University Press platform 2016

Edinburgh University Press has launched a new platform, and existing full-text journal subscription information in SFX has been updated accordingly. Customisation features have been reflected in the new site (including basic branding, OpenURL integration, etc.,) and, for the first time, full-text access to subscription content is now accessible from off-campus via university username and password. Journal titles accessible through the platform are:

Updated resource: Teaching Times

Teaching Times

Journal listings for the full-text professional journals on the Teaching Times web site have been updated in SFX, with both holdings information and deep-links reviewed and revised. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The available items are:

A new entry for Teaching Times has also been created in the Find Databases section of Library OneSearch. The resource is described as follows:

Offers advice, guidance and professional updates for teaching staff in primary and secondary education. A series of ‘Knowledge Banks’ focus on the themes of vulnerable children, e-learning, the ‘creative curriculum’, professional development, school leadership and a range of project-based learning resources. The site also provides access to a number of professional journals, including Every Child Journal, Creative Teaching & Learning, Learning Spaces and School Leadership Today