LinkedIn Learning – new courses added to Library OneSearch

LinkedIn Learning

FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE review of the LinkedIn Learning content in Library OneSearch, more than 8,200 individual current course records are now discoverable in both LOS and LOS Pro.

All legacy Lynda.com records have been migrated to the LinkedIn Learning equivalents, and updated with all current metadata and linking syntax; withdrawn (and superseded) courses have been removed; and thousands of new LinkedIn Learning courses added.

All Lynda.com content on Resource Lists in the RLMS has also been updated with the current LinkedIn Learning content equivalent.

While the previous Lynda.com web links automatically redirected to the LinkedIn Learning platform (ensuring that access has remain uninterrupted), new arrangements now in place will ensure that course content discoverable in Library OneSearch will align with evolving LinkedIn Learning provision in the future.

Course content discoverable in LOS includes the following examples:

New resource: ProQuest One Literature

Proquest One Literature

ACCESS TO THE ProQuest One Literature platform has been enabled today in the Find Databases service.

The resource is described as:

The ProQuest One Literature database brings together contemporary scholarship across the breadth of the literary world. It contains more than 1200 full-text journals, 500,000 primary works, 20,000 historic literary criticism sources, 1300 videos, and 20,000 eBooks. It also provides access to rare and hard-to-find texts by writers from across the world, and guides to authors and to literary movements which explore similarities and differences across topical, societal, historical, philosophical and stylistic categories. Offering access to more than 14,000 dissertations and theses, the database also includes the contents of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).

Access to more than 16,000 separate titles contained within ProQuest One Literature have also been enabled in the SFX (Find It @ NTU) service.

Access to the ProQuest One Literature platform is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Mintel – migration to new platform

Mintel logo

ACCESS TO THE Mintel market research platform for NTU staff and students has today been migrated to the new Mintel platform.

Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Access URLs have been updated in the Find Databases listing for Mintel; but links to the legacy platform should automatically redirect.

Access links updated for the Lawtel service

THE ON-CAMPUS AND off-campus access links to the Lawtel platform have been updated in the Find Databases service, ahead of the hosting changes that Thomson Reuters are implementing tomorrow (Saturday 9 November 2019).

The Lawtel service from Thomson Reuters

On-campus access remains direct; with off-campus access requiring a university username and password.

Those accessing the service from off-campus for the first time will have to complete a brief one-off registration process (see illustration below).

The Lawtel one-time registration form

MIT Press Journals – Shibboleth authentication activated

OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS to subscribed journals on the MIT Press Journals platform is now available by university username and password. On-campus access continues to be direct.

If accessing from off-campus, select the Sign In/Register option from the top navigation menu (see below).

MIT Press Journals - sign in

On the Login to your account page, select the Institutional Login option (see below).

MIT Press Journals - institutional login

On the Select Your Institution page, enter ‘Nottingham Trent University’ in the search box and click on the entry for ‘Nottingham Trent University’ under the heading UK Higher Education (see below).

MIT Press Journals - choose institution

After you have logged in on the NTU Single Sign on page, you will be returned as a logged in user to the MIT Press Journals platform. Confirmation that your login has been successful, is provided by the presence of the NTU logo and the phrase ‘Access provided by Nottingham Trent University’ in the MIT Press Journals page header (see below).

MIT Press Journals - access provided by Nottingham Trent University

FAME – migration to new interface

FAME - new interface

ACCESS TO THE new FAME interface has been enabled in the Find Databases service, completing the migration to the new platform.

For some time, customers have been routed to the ‘legacy’ FAME interface by default, and have been given the option to switch their session to the new FAME environment.

Now, all access requests are routed to the new FAME interface by default.

Access to the new FAME platform is available on-campus and off-campus by university username and password. The links available in the Find Databases service ensure that customer requests are routed directly to the university’s single sign-on service.

Resolved: log-in issues affecting multiple resources

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
  • HeinOnline
  • Lexis Library
  • Nexis UK
  • Westlaw

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.

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