MyiLibrary ebook access

As noted in the ebooks@cambridge weblog, MyiLibrary, a provider of over 500 ebooks, has ‘upgraded’ its platform. The direct access link has changed to http://lib.myilibrary.com/home.asp although access via Newton is unaffected. We had very little notice of the change and Sarah Stamford, ebooks@cambridge Project Manager and Selwyn College Librarian, has gone back to them about this.

Off campus users will be presented with a MyiLibrary login page and should click on the ‘Select your location’ drop-down box under ‘Institutional Access’, selecting ‘UK Access Management Federation’ from the options listed. A list of institutions should appear from which select ‘University Library, Cambridge’. Then you will be presented with a Raven login screen and, finally, you can access the ebooks. 

Except for 5 ebooks on the Taylor & Francis platform (supplied without MARC records and we are still waiting for them), all 1,000+ ebooks@cambridge supplied ebooks are now on Newton. Ebooks@cambridge is based at Selwyn College Library.

Rather confusingly, the UL, in a separate operation, also supplies ebooks (and a lot more in number) at eresources@cambridge – ebooks. However, note that the ebooks acquired by the UL (such as the Oxford Scholarship Online titles) are not in Newton.

RANT: I wish people would not name things ‘something@something’ – it causes confusion with email and blog entries and wastes time having to correct links which the software assumes – and sometimes insists – is an email address.

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