Category Archives: eresources

New e-resource trials page and feedback form

Information on trial access to eresources should now be much clearer thanks to the eresources team!

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For University of Cambridge members, a new web page listing forthcoming, active, and recently completed trials of e-resources has been created here:

https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/e-resource-trials

This is linked from the main Cambridge Libraries’ e-resources site (https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/eresources) and includes a new “Eresource Trials Feedback Form”.   This form will now be used for all trials (e-journals; e-books; e-resources) to invite feedback from users of trial access.

Librarians who mail out to their Departments and Faculties can include their own library’s contact details if they prefer to have trial feedback sent directly to their library.   A few general notes of guidance around trials are provided in Information for Cambridge Librarians on eresources (Raven access).

The aim of the new page is to provide clearer information to end-users about what trial access is available and when, and the new form is intended to make the process of providing feedback simpler and more…

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Oxford University Press article linking from iDiscover

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Articles are not currently linking from iDiscover to the Oxford University Press platform.

If you see an error message then simply copy the article title into the search box on the Oxford University Press page and you will be redirect to the article you need.

The cause of this linking error is currently being investigated and will be fixed as soon as possible.

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British Standards Online (BSOL)

We hope you find this resource useful!

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The University of Cambridge now has on campus access only to the British Standards Online (BSOL) resource at the following URL

http://bsol.bsigroup.com/

Shibboleth access is to be implemented by the British Standards Institute for off campus authentication in the second or third quarter of 2018.  We are working on providing access via EZproxy in the interim.

Access is available via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z here

http://libguides.cam.ac.uk/az.php?a=b

And records for the standards in BSOL will soon be available in iDiscover and updated weekly.  NB only on campus users will be able to link through to the standards from iDiscover records.

BSOL is an online library of over 90,000 internationally recognized standards with application to a wide range of subjects, from environmental management to IT security, from construction to food safety.

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Perma.cc – an online source archival and citation resource

Check out this great new service!

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The University Information Service (UIS) has made Perma.cc available to members of the University of Cambridge. You can sign up with the UIS to be part of our organisational account to Perma.cc.

Perma.cc is a free to use service where you can create a link to the version of a web page from which you obtained information and ensure URLs listed in your citations do not lead to broken links and missing pages.

“Perma.cc, developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, is a caching solution to be used by authors and journal editors in order to integrate the preservation of cited material with the act of citation. Upon direction from a paper author or editor, Perma will retrieve and save the contents of a webpage, and return a permanent link. When the work is published, the author can include that permanent citation in addition to a citation to the…

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How to resolve connection failure & timed out error messages

Really useful advice if you ever cannot access an eresource. Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Connecting via EZproxy links

Some users have reported seeing error messages when connecting to resources via EZproxy links, both on and off campus.  Usually these links are in iDiscover or in the ejournals A-Z.  Over the next several weeks we are aiming to upgrade our EZproxy server, which we expect to have a beneficial effect regardless, and will be the first step towards resolving the issue.

Typical messages users have reported are: “Connection to libsta28.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048 was interrupted while the page was loading”, “This site can’t provide a secure connection” or a time out message. As we do not have a solution now, we offer the following work-arounds.  If none of these work for you, please report the issue using the form here.  Thank you for your patience.

These steps should be followed in order to regain access:

  • Clear all the cookies, browsing history and cache of your browser and restart…

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Advance notice of British Standards Online trial access

Great news, I look forward to hearing more about the trial.

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A further trial of British Standards Online (BSOL)will be held from 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017.

URL for access and reminders and contacts will be posted here nearer to September.

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Text & Data Mining LibGuide

Please have a look at this brilliant new guide on TDM!

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We are keen to help the research process where we may be able to make a contribution towards facilitating text & data mining in the University.  To that end we offer a new LibGuide on text & data mining in the growing number of guides in the Cambridge Libraries’ family of LibGuides.

The aim of this guide is to make a start towards exposing the breadth of content (mostly library-subscribed) that may be of potential exploitation by Cambridge researchers wanting to use the techniques of text and data mining in their research.  The guide summarizes the main points in the Hargreaves exception and builds on and links out to professional bodies and information sources to provide librarians and University members with a beginner’s guide to first steps in TDM and considerations it is important to make.

The guide provides a means of contacting us to clear any issues that…

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