New ebooks – September 2017

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during September. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Bus1   Bus2  Bus3  Chem1  Divinity  Educ1  Educ2  Eng1   English1  English2  History1    HPS1    Medicine1  Medicine2  POLIS1  POLIS2  Soc1  Soc2  Soc3  Sust1  Sust2  AMES1  AMES2  ames3  Bus4   Eng3  Eng4  HPS2      MML1  Eng5  Music1  Music2

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Popular ebook titles, Lent Term 2017

Electronic Legal Deposit and ebooks

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Have you had trouble connecting to an ebook from iDiscover? Perhaps you have clicked on the ‘Online access’ link and waited for your ebook to open, only to get a ‘Connection timed out’ message some time after? If so, you have probably stumbled across an Electronic Legal Deposit ebook.

time-outWhat is Electronic Legal Deposit?

A growing number of publishers are now fulfilling their legal deposit obligations by depositing electronic rather than print books with the six legal deposit libraries, including the UL. Publishers currently doing this include, but are not limited to, Routledge, Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Sage, and more are due to follow suit in the next few years.

How do Electronic Legal Deposit ebooks differ from purchased ebooks?

Ebooks that are deposited on Electronic Legal Deposit differ from ebooks purchased from publishers or aggregators (such as those bought by the ebooks@cambridge service or directly by Faculty…

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Popular ebrary ebook titles in 2015-16

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The University Library buys many 1-user ebooks on the ebrary platform, their selection is based wholly on user demand. During the academic year 2015-16 1,121 ebooks were triggered for purchase in this way and most of them cater for users needs sufficiently with this 1 concurrent user model. But the ebooks@cambridge team receives regular (sometimes daily) turnaway notifications each time one of the ebrary ebooks denies access to a user or multiple users. These reports help us to discover which ebooks are in demand, and this allows the ebooks team to make sensible choices regarding ‘upgrading’ the popular titles so that they can be used by multiple concurrent users; this can also help relieve the pressure on printed copies. Last academic year this upgrading happened 31 times (thanks to ebooks@cambridge funds), and a list of these popular titles can be found below…

Thorley – Athenian democracy (2nd ed.)

Gillingham –…

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Links to ebooks from iDiscover

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A temporary issue with iDiscover is causing ebook links to display incorrectly. Until the issue is resolved, please access ebooks as follows:

From a search results list, click on the ebook title, rather than the green Online access link (if you do click this it will take you to the detailed record and not the ebook):

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You will see that the View Online section of the detailed record is empty (this is where the link should appear if all is well):

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To access the ebook, scroll down to the ‘Links’ section of the record, and choose the second link in the list (the wording of this will vary with supplier, but for all records we have seen so far it should always be the second link):

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We very much hope that this is a temporary change to the way ebooks are displayed and accessed and we will update…

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New ebook titles – July 2016

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during July. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

Education1   Italian1  Medicine1    Philosophy1SPS1  Zoology1  Education2  Education3       Education4  Medicine2  Philosophy2  SPS2    Zoology2  HPS1  Business1  Law1  Law2  Medicine3  SPS3  Italian2    Education5  Education6  Music1  Music2    HPS2  HPS3Medicine4  Zoology3  SPS4  Education7     Education8  HPS4  HPS5  Education13  HPS6    Music5  Engineering1  History1  Education10

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Ebooks survey – win an Apple Watch

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Students and researchers, would you like to be in with a chance of winning an Apple Watch? Please spare 15-20 minutes of your time to complete ProQuest’s 2016 Global Student & Researcher Ebook Surveyand you will be entered into a prize draw with results announced in June.

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New ebook titles – February 2016

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Here is a selection of the titles added to the ebooks@cambridge collection during February. These titles were purchased by, or on behalf of, department and faculty libraries within the University of Cambridge and by the University Library.

Click on the cover image to access the title via our authenticated links.

African1    B&M1    Classics1    economics1       education1    engineering1    geography1   history1  HPS1  Italian1law1  linguistics1  medicine1   MML1  K12082_Cover  SPS1     education2  9781138931688_eBook.indd  history2  business2  business3    english2  geography2   italian2

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Bloomsbury ebooks – purchased collections

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Bloomsbury logoFollowing a recent trial of the Bloomsbury Collections online platform, the ebooks@cambridge Service is pleased to announce that with thanks to the Connell Fund, Cambridge staff and students now have access to 9 ebook collections containing over 400 titles (with 2 brand new collections coming soon).

Bloomsbury Collections hosts scholarly books from their Academic division, spanning the humanities and social sciences. The benefits of using ebooks on thisplatform include:

  • Instant access to 100s of key works, easily navigable by research topic
  • Cite, share and personalize content
  • Search full text of titles; filter by date, series or subject
  • Browse by subject
  • Find the most relevant book chapters quickly and intuitively
  • Hyperlinks: find works in the same subject or by the same author; link between text and endnotes or bibliography
  • Download and print chapter PDFs without DRM restriction
  • Use on your tablet or smartphone

The immediately available collections are:

Ancient History…

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Duke University Press ebook collection

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All Duke University Press ebooks in the humanities and social sciences are now available to members of the University of Cambridge from the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform. Initially this access is thanks to a free trial which runs until the 31st of March 2016, but it is expected that the University Library and ebooks@cambridge will purchase access for at least another 12 months after this date.

Read 200 ebooksRecords for individual titles appear in LibrarySearch and you can search the collection by subject, author or title on the eDuke Books Scholarly Collection platform.

Access to this ebook collection is available both on and off-campus, via the authenticated links in the LibrarySearch records.If accessing from off campus you will be directed to log in with your Raven username and password.

There are currently 2,150 titles available titles, this number will grow as more books are published and added to the site on…

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