Monthly Archives: June 2019

E-Books and E-Legal: What’s the difference?

Really handy guide to what these types of e-books are. I learnt something too!

Here at SPS, we’ve recently sent out the Summer Survey (check your emails if you’ve not done it yet, although reminders are on their way) to get feedback on the services we offer here at the Library. Whilst it is still ongoing, we thought we’d have a little peek at the responses we have had so far.

One point that was made more than once related to e-books; the variation between e-book platforms and formats and the restrictions sometimes in place e.g. not being downloadable or only usable by one person at a time. Whilst it is true that some e-book services are less user-friendly than others, we noticed that some comments seemed to be conflating “normal” e-books with the far more specific Electronic Legal Deposit resources that the University Library has access to.

Why can’t I access this online book/journal article?!?

When searching with iDiscover, you may sometimes see…

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Here is a taster of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during April and May. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library. A complete list of ebook purchases is available to Cambridge library staff to download from the […]

via New ebooks – April/May 2019 — ebooks@cambridge

Times Higher Education

Unfortunately the app is no longer operational! THE is recommending that everyone accesses it via their website, from whatever device they are using.

ejournals@cambridge

The University of Cambridge now has an institution-wide licence to the Times Higher Education (THE).

Staff and students keen to keep up to date with developments within the higher education sector can do so courtesy of a new institutional subscription to the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

The University has signed a three-year deal that enables staff and students to read the magazine online. Faculties and departments are therefore requested to cancel any subscriptions that they may have with the THE to reduce overall spend across the institution.

This licence allows all staff and students to access a range of editorial services, including:

  • regular newsletter updates
  • weekly digital editions of THE magazine
  • unrestricted access to THE online and via its app.

Individuals can find details on how to create their account on the University Library’s THE page here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources/newspapers/british-newspapers/times-higher-education

They can also access this subscription off-campus and overseas, and

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