Wednesday, 27 March 2013

News round-up: scan & deliver, paying fines at any library, trial of new ebook databases

A few bits of recent news:

Scan & Deliver now available to ALL current Bodleian Libraries readers (trial for six months)
The Bodleian Libraries' Scan & Deliver service has now been extended to all Bodleian Libraries readers for a trial period of six months. Previously the service was only available to Oxford University staff and students. For more information about the service, see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/scan-and-deliver

Pay fines at any Bodleian library
It is now possible to pay your fines at any lending library within the Bodleian Libraries, no matter which library the fine is associated with. Previously, fines had to be paid at the library where the fine was incurred. If you have queries about any of your fines though, those must be dealt with at the relevant library. 

Two major E-book Collection trials: EBSCO’s Academic Collection and Ebrary’s Academic Complete
Over 100,000 extra e-books for Easter and Trinity Term, available from SOLO and OxLIP+

From 18 March – 18 May, 2013, the Bodleian Libraries is trialling The Academic Collection from EBSCO. This is a collection of 110,000 e-books from a wide range of academic publishers, including Ashgate, Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press etc. Subject coverage includes: Art, Business & Economics, Education, History, Language, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Medical and Life Sciences, Philosophy,  Physical Sciences,  Poetry,  Political Science,  Religion, Social Science,  Technology & Engineering. The books range in date from 1963-2012, with 30% from 2009 or later.

All titles may be located individually or browsed on SOLO, and the full collection may also be browsed from OxLIP+, or via the URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e000tww&custid=s8580219

All trial titles are available with multiple concurrent user access within the Bodleian Libraries. University members may also download books to mobile devices and access remotely via their single sign-on.

At the end of the trial the records and links will be removed from SOLO. From 18 May - 28 June 2013, we will be trialling a similar product, Ebrary’s Academic Complete.
Feedback on both trials will be much appreciated and should be sent to hilla.wait@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
This will assist in deciding whether the Bodleian Libraries should subscribe to either package for 2013-14.
Meanwhile, as the two trials will run consecutively, library users will have the benefit of over 100,000 extra e-books for the Easter vacation and the whole of Trinity Term, 2013.

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