June 4, 2011
I’ve just noticed that you may find the Wiley Ebooks site unstable this morning, this is due to maintenance and should be working at full service again this afternoon.
January 27, 2011
The University Library Service will be releasing ‘LibrarySearch’ in Summer 2011. This new service will provide an improved interface for the Voyager library catalogue and other library managed information resources.
A Beta version will be released to the University during the spring semester, to gather feedback from staff and students, with a view to launching LibrarySearch in time for the start of the 2011-12 session.
In order to implement LibrarySearch, work is required on the Voyager library catalogue journal records to ensure they are presented correctly in LibrarySearch. Currently the print and electronic versions of a journal are shown together on a single Voyager library catalogue record. These joint records will need to be split into two separate records, one for the print version and another for the electronic version. This means that you will see two separate search results for each journal which is available in both electronic and print format. The electronic version will be indicated by the statement [Electronic Resource] after the title. This is already the case for eBooks. Once available, LibrarySearch will automatically join together the electronic and print versions of books and journals in the search results.
The work on splitting the journal records will start on 31 January and we anticipate that it will take a minimum of three days. During this time some electronic journals may not be available via Voyager but will still be accessible as normal via the eLibrary (available via the Library menu in Cardiff Portal). Direct links to journals from bibliographic databases and Google Scholar will also continue to work and all other aspects of Voyager will remain available.
If you have any queries or feedback about this work, please get in touch with me.
January 21, 2011
We have collaborated with one of our book suppliers (Dawsons) so that you can now rent ebooks that we don’t already own for 1, 2 or 3 weeks.
You either have to go into the title or ‘for more information….’ links from the Dawsons page to find the price of rental.
If there are any technical problems you can contact Dawsonera via the help pages, otherwise get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll direct you to someone who will be able to assist you.
Remember though that Dawsons isn’t our only ebook supplier. We don’t want you renting ebooks that we have purchased through other suppliers so be sure to check the Cardiff University holdings first. Go the elibrary page to check first.
August 19, 2010
Check out this video demonstrating how to access an ebook.
There may be some problems with sound on this one. It seems to work ok with headphones. Will do another version next week…
January 23, 2010
If you’ve ever experienced a problem with being locked out of MyiLibrary e-books then read on. Apparently, the problem is related to ‘flicking’ through the pages of the e-book too quickly and the MyiLibrary software assumes you are printing out rather than reading the book, thus breaching copyright. A 12 or 24 lockout is then applied. However, before being locked out you will receive two warning messages. There is a screenshot of the message below.
The suggested course of action to avoid getting this message is to navigate via the contents page rather than flicking through, not an ideal solution I know, hopefully e-books will become easier to navigate as the technology progresses.
MyiLibrary have provided a Quick Guide to using their e-books – MiL CheatSheet-Nov09