Collections purchased include: Anthropology Archive 1993-2013, Anthropology 2014, Biblical Studies 2013, 2014, Christian Doctrines Archive 1988-2013, Christology Archive 1982-2011, Churchill Collection, International Critical Commentary 1901-2014, International Relations Archive 1998-2013, Political Theory and Philosophy Archive 1998-2013, Politics and International Relations 2014, Politics Archive 1993-2013, Religious Studies Archive 2008-2012, Religious Studies 2013, 2014 and 2015. Religious Studies 2015 collection titles will be added to DiscoverEd as new titles become available.
As reported earlier on twitter, there are access issues to Springer content – both e-books and e-journals. The publishers have now restored Shibboleth authentication which means all users can now access content again.
To access the Springer content via Shibboleth authentication, click the sign up/log in link located at top right corner of any Springer webpage and follow the on-screen instructions for Shibboleth.
Springer continue to work on IP address/EZProxy authentication. UPDATE – all technical problems fully resolved 29/9/15
Over 600 new e-books from Palgrave have been added to DiscoverEd. Subject areas include: Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, Language & Linguistics, Literature, Media & Culture, Political Science Collection, International Relations & Development, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.
A title list of the new additions can be viewed here.
The Library has recently taken out membership to Open Book Publishers (OBP). OBP are an open access publisher, primarily for humanities and social sciences but now expanding into other disciplines. Further info. about their vision can be found here. Currently there are 63 books available with a further 12-18 to be published during the next 12 months. A list of the e-books currently available can be found here. New titles will be added to DiscoverEd.
Library membership provides students/staff and alumni with the right to freely download any digital edition format of any title from their website. Library Membership also provides a 15% discount (to staff/student/alumni) on any printed edition of their titles, purchased from their website.