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Dawsonera downtime

logoE-Books on the Dawsonera website will be unavailable for up to half an hour between 7:30am and 8:00am on Thursday 25th August 2016 while they undertake essential work on the platform.  Dawsonera will be offline during this time and students should ensure they have downloaded and opened any e-books they need access to before this outage occurs.  It will also not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

New Dawsonera online reader launched

logoDawsonera have now launched their new online reader.  This includes a number of enhancements to improve the user experience of reading e-books on their platform.

The main enhancement we have all been waiting for – page range printing, is now available.

The new reader includes the following enhancements:

– An expanded view of the e-book to give full screen reading as well as a zoom in/out feature.  Accessibility has been audited by the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind).

– Printing Improvements – you can now print page ranges rather than one page at a time.  You have a print preview of the pages selected before you send them to the printer and a print allowance is shown for each book consisting of what you have already printed, and how many more pages you are allowed to print.*

– Copying Improvements – the copy button now shows allowance per book – copies used and remaining, there is a preview page before copying to your clipboard.*

– Searching within an e-book and hit highlighting.

– Improved page navigation using the table of contents, improvements to scrolling and intuitive icons.

– Private and shared notes.  See the user guide below for full details on how this works.

– Improvements to the reader layout on a mobile device so that it has the same features as the desktop version…the PowerPoint link below shows screenshots of the new Dawsonera reader on a PC, mobile and tablet.

Some library staff met with Dawsonera recently to see a preview of the new reader.  See the slides demonstrating the various enhancements at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Books/DawsonEraNewReader.pptx

A user guide for the new reader is now available at http://www.docs.is.ed.ac.uk/docs/Libraries/Main/E-Resources/E-Books/DawsoneraOnlineReader_UserGuide.pdf

Dawsonera have a list of FAQs here.

We welcome feedback on the new reader – please contact your academic support librarian to give your feedback.

*Can’t print or copy if offline, the reader needs online access for DRM management.

Dawsonera – unable to download e-books

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One of our major e-book providers – Dawsonera is suffering from technical issues relating to downloading e-books for off-line use.  E-books can still be read online.

They will post to https://twitter.com/dawsonera when they have updates – they have not been able to provide a time-scale for resolution.

Update – this is now resolved

December E-Book News

We have additions to the following e-book packages.

WebBanner6Berg Fashion Library – We have added 70 e-books to our catalogue in December.  See a list of the Berg e-books (currently 80 are available) at the e-book page on the Berg Fashion Library.

 

logoCambridge Books Online – We have access to a further 477 e-books across most subject areas, these are in the process of being added to our catalogue.  See the excel list here.

 

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Dawsonera – We have purchased a further 151 e-books across most subject areas and from a variety of publishers.  These are all on our catalogue.  See the excel list of titles here.

 

 

logoEBL – We have purchased a further 94 e-books from a variety of publishers across most subject areas.  These have been added to our catalogue.  See the list of titles here.

 

 

ebook logoEbsco/MyILibrarymyilib_B2B_491X42_hi-res A further 68 titles have been added to our catalogue.  See the list here.

 

 

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Elsevier Science Direct – We have added a further 207 e-books across various subject disciplines to our catalogue.  See the list here.

 

 

 

 

EO_OxfordReference_LRCBannerOxford Reference Online – We have replaced or added 20 titles published in 2014.  Browse a list of our titles here.

 

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

 

 

Autumn E-Book News

The following have seen additions to content and have been or are in the process of being added to our catalogue.

ae-logoAccess Engineering has seen about 30 title additions as well as new calculators and videos over the last couple of months – see the new titles listed at http://ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=http://accessengineeringlibrary.com/pages/updates

 

logoWe have added 1156 e-books to our Cambridge Books Online package (includes some partner press titles).  Titles have been added to most subject areas.  Access the list here.

 

Screenshot 2014-10-31 14.02.39Cambridge Histories Online – we have purchased the 2014 published titles and these are in the process of being added to our catalogue as the titles are published (final titles due 5th Dec).  The list can be browsed here.

 

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Dawsonera – A further 223 titles were added to our catalogue over the last couple of months.  See the title list here.

 

 

 

logoEBL – A further 140 titles were added to our catalogue over the last couple of months.  See the list here.

 

 

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ebook logoEbsco/MyILibrary – A further 59 title have been added to our catalogue during Sept and Oct.  See the title list here.

 

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IEEEXplore – we have added a further 21 titles published by IEEE-Wiley.  Titles listed here.

 

 

 

ohoOxford Handbooks Online –  Archaeology, Classical studies and History modules (6 titles).  We have purchased the 2014 published titles listed here.

 

EO_OxfordScholarshipOnline_LRCBanner We have added a further 90 titles from Oxford Scholarship Online to our catalogue.  A list of the new titles is here.

 

new-connect-logoFrom Palgrave Connect we have 164 new titles in Business & Management, Economics & Finance, Education, History, International Relations & Development, Media & Culture, Political Science, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theatre & Performance.  We have received the final update for 2014.  Further titles will become available to us in March 2015.  See the list here.

 

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Royal Society of Chemistry – We have added 14 more titles to our catalogue recently.  A list is here.

 

 

logoFrom Springer we have access to a further 521 e-books across most subject disciplines.  See the title list here.

 

 

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From Taylor & Francis we have added an additional 172 titles in Education to the catalogue.  See all 4 tabs on the excel list here.

 

 

University Press Scholarship Online

University Press Scholarship Online  has an additional 1226 titles added to our holdings in a wide range of subject areas and academic publishers.  These have been added to the catalogue but see also a title list here.

 

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Wageningen  – we have a further 14 titles, subject area life sciences.  Access the list here.

 

2013_WOL_logoA further 100 new Wiley Online Library titles have been added to our catalogue.  A list of the titles is available here.

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

If a book you require is not held by the library, please visit our Library Resources Plus webpage.

 

 

 

Dawsonera – access problem

One of our major e-book providers – Dawsonera is continuing to suffer from technical issues logorelating to logins and downloading e-books.

They will post updates to twitter @dawsonera when they have updates – they have not been able to provide a timescale for resolution.

This issue is now resolved.

Check the comments section for further updates – last updated 17/11.

August E-Book News

We have increased our e-book holdings with the following providers.

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We have added a further 44  titles to the Dawsonera platform.  A list of the new titles is available here and these have all been added to our catalogue.

EBL – Ebook Library

We have added a further 72  titles to the EBL platform.  A list of the new titles is available here and these have all been added to our catalogue.

 

Ebsco & MyILibrary  ebook logomyilib_B2B_491X42_hi-res

A further 55 e-books have been added to the Ebsco and MyILibrary platforms over the last couple of months.  A list of the new titles is here and these have been added to our catalogue.

 

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A further 426 e-books in a variety of subject areas are now available on the Palgrave Connect website.  The individual titles have been added to our catalogue and the list of new titles can be browsed here.

 

2013_WOL_logoA further 695 e-books in a variety of subject areas are now available from Wiley Online Library.  The individual titles have been added to our catalogue and the list of new titles can be browsed here.

 

Further info

Further information about our e-books is available from http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/ebooks

 

 

Dawsonera unplanned outage

Our Dawsonera e-books are currently experiencing intermittent connection issues.  If you experience connection issues that result in a ‘page failure’ then refreshing the page or waiting a few seconds and trying again should resolve the issue.

We will update you once the access problems are resolved.

This issue is now resolved.