Dawsonera 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.