Open access

New resource: eBooks from the Knowledge Unlatched initiative

Access to a total of sixty-five eBook titles made available through the Knowledge Unlatched initiative are now available through Library OneSearch. With funding jointly provided by libraries signing up to the initiative, the titles included in the collection are made available as open access full-text. This first set of titles are from the ‘pilot’ and ’round 2′ phases of the projects. A further forty-one titles will be released during the ’round 2′ phase, and these will be added to LOS as they are made accessible.

As Open Access publications, full-text access is unrestricted. Titles already accessible through Library OneSearch include:

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ESpacenet: details updated

The name and of the service previously listed in Library OneSearch as ‘esp@cenet’ has been updated to reflect its current name: ESpacenet. The resource, openly accessible on-campus and off-campus:

offers the general public free access to worldwide patent information via the internet. It has the following main aims: to offer basic patent information to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, students etc; to increase awareness and use of patent information at the national and European levels; to support innovation, reduce wastage in the innovation cycle; and to supplement existing channels for the dissemination of patent information

The access URL for this service has also been updated.

New resource: ALT Open Access Repository

Access to the ALT (Association for Learning Technology) Open Access Respository has been enabled in eSearch. Access is unrestricted on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The ALT Open Access Repository was developed as part of the wALTer project which aims to provide a resource base and supporting technologies to ensure effective support for e-learning professionals. It contains journal articles from all issues of ALT-J (up to 2007), conference presentations, unpublished papers, learning technology software guides and more.