There’s a small book display on the ground floor of the GCW University Library to mark the end of Boolefest (“a celebration of the life of George Boole“), a week-long arts and sciences festival which has been organised by Dave Kenyon in the Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology. It consists of: A short ‘Boolean [...]
Archive for the ‘e-books’ tag
I’m in this week’s issue of student newspaper The Linc, talking about (predictably) e-resources and the library. Page 8 of the print edition (next to Vito Cataffo!): And in their online edition. I was really pleased to be asked to do this – gratifying that the student newspaper wants to hear about the library.
Somehow I missed this when it was first released. Which is a shame, because it’s very useful. “The JISC Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) aims to help libraries to make informed decisions [...] key service information for database and eBook content platforms.” Compares platform features including authentication method, search functions, indexing, reference management compatibility, DRM [...]
I’ve finally got a year’s worth of e-book usage data from both the ebrary and MyiLibrary platforms. I’ve been commenting on the growth in usage throughout the year (since Michelle formally launched ebrary Academic Complete back in January), so here (without comment) are all the stats from August 2008 and July 2009. MyiLibrary (user [...]
Picture: Leicester City Centre, this morning. Or possibly the Simpson Desert, by tensaibuta, on Flickr. 35°C is too hot for me. I’ve spent this morning in the city, first for a meeting with people [librarians, VLE people, and lecturers] from Leicester College, who are shortly to start delivering a UoL foundation degree in Food Manufacture [...]
The help guide Accessing and using ebooks has been updated to include information on accessing and using ebrary Academic Complete. The help guide is accessible via the Library Help Guides page on the Portal.
As I reported in March, a comparison of Horizon issue stats and e-book ‘sessions’ shows that use of our e-books is going up. I now have the e-book usage data (ebrary + MyiLibrary) and print circulation stats (all 4 sites, desk and self-issue) for April 2009, and the usage of e-books shows no sign of [...]
Interesting visualisation of how the increase in our e-book usage is almost exactly offsetting the drop in issues. For every seven paper books issued between Aug ’08 – Feb ’09, roughly one session with an e-book took place. This includes data from both MyiLibrary and ebrary (which we only really launched in January ’09, so [...]
Hello, I am implementing a change later this afternoon in the way the HIP public catalogue on Horizon handles searching for ebooks. At the moment you can either choose a “subtab” in the Search screen which says “E-books”. This will simply list everything that matches the collection code “E-book”. Unfortunately this code only relates to [...]
We may not have even formally launched ebrary yet (though access is possible through the Portal, and the MARC records are on Horizon… somewhere…), but they’ve announced details of their new and improved user interface (UI). I can’t find it online, but I’m sure they won’t mind my reproducing their email here: ebrary Dear Customers [...]