A TOTAL OF 14,500 individual titles from the Springer eBook EBA (Evidence Based Acquisitions) plan are now discoverable in Library OneSearch.
Like other EBA plans, this method of acquisition enables the library to identify the most popular, widely-used and appropriate titles within a larger collection and purchase those outright at the end of the EBA period, which in this case will run until December 2019.
Access to Springer EBA eBook titles is direct on-campus (although you may occasionally encounter a Single Sign On challenge) and by university username and password from off-campus. Records in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro have been configured to provide deep-linked title-level authenticated access.
eBooks in the Springer EBA package include the following collections and subject areas:
- Biomedical and life sciences
- Business and management
- Chemistry and materials science
- Computer Science without Lecture Notes
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
- Earth and Environmental Science
Example titles include:
ACCESS TO THE LS:N Global platform has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases platform.
The new resource is described as follows:
LS:N Global is a subscription-based insights platform that documents new consumer behaviour and key industry trends to give business professionals the confidence to make informed decisions about the future.
It is updated daily by a global team of researchers, analysts, forecasters, visualisers and correspondents to help businesses to become future-proof by inspiring new products, services and brand innovations.
Access to LS:N Global is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Those accessing the resource from off-campus will need to use the Find Databases access route in order to pick up the correct authentication path.
The subscription to LS:N Global is being paid for by the School of Art and Design.
TECHNICAL ISSUES WHICH were preventing authenticated access to a number of online resources requiring university username and password for access have all now been resolved.
The problems arose on 31 October and prevented or limited authenticated access to a number of services, including the following:
- Box of Broadcasts
- Lexis Library
- Nexis UK
The library was able to establish alternate authenticated access routes to several of these resources, but unfortunately not in all cases.
With the technical issues resolved late in the evening of 8 November, authenticated access to all the affected resources is once again operating normally.
OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS to the HeinOnline service, which had been affected by the same reported authenticated problems currently affecting other resources, has been reinstated.
Off-campus access to HeinOnline remains by university username and password. On-campus access to the service remains direct.
ACCESS TO WESTLAW from off-campus has been re-enabled in the library’s Find Databases service.
Off-campus access is available once again by university username and password (with access on-campus remaining direct).
The reported problems with the university’s preferred authenticated access route to Westlaw are continuing, but the library has been able to establish an alternative authentication method pending the resolution of these problems.
AS PART OF the rollout of the new hosted eZproxy service, off-campus access to the ISURV platform has been re-enabled. Off-campus access is once again available by university username and password, with on-campus access continuing to be direct.
AS PART OF the rollout of the new hosted eZproxy service, the ability to register a new (and re-activate an inactive) WGSN account from off-campus has been re-enabled – as long as the student authenticates via the Library OneSearch link. Library colleagues will no longer need to mediate the creation or reactivation of WGSN accounts for students who are off-campus.
An updated guide to creating a WGSN account, and guide to managing an existing WGSN account, have also been made available through the listing of the resource in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.