Thursday, July 31, 2008

588 additional Taylor & Francis e-books purchased

This time last year we purchased over 6,000 e-books from Taylor & Francis. We were also granted trial online access to the remaining T&F e-books, and we have now purchased 588 of those titles - the ones that were used 5 times or more. We will also continue to have trial access to the other T&F e-books for another 12 months.

SAGE journal backfiles purchased

We have been subscribing to the SAGE journal backfiles since 2007. We have now purchased these backfiles so that we are assured of perpetual access to them.

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive purchased

We have purchased the complete Cambridge Journals Digital Archive so that we will have permanent online access to all CUP journals back to volume 1.

All content has been scanned from the original published material and reproduced as high-resolution, searchable PDFs. Journal covers, content listings, prelims, plates and maps are reproduced in their entirety, providing a complete digital reproduction of the original journal. Article headers and references are created as HTML files to allow easy access to data and reference linking between articles. DOIs are registered for each article, facilitating full reference linking to the archive content via CrossRef.

Catalogue records and SFX / find it @ liverpool will be updated shortly.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

12,000 e-books purchased on SpringerLink

We have purchased all of the English-language Springer e-books published between 2005 and 2008 (including books not yet published) - some 12,000 in total. This includes collections in:

Architecture and Design
Behavioral Science
Biomedical and Life Sciences
Business and Economics
Chemistry and Materials Science
Computer Science (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
Earth & Environmental Science
Engineering
Humanities, Social Science and Law
Mathematics and Statistics (including Lecture Notes in Mathematics)
Medicine
Physics and Astronomy (including Lecture Notes in Physics)
Professional and Applied Computing

Springer are the world's largest publisher of STM books and are at the forefront of e-book provision. They publish every title simultaneously in print and online on their SpringerLink platform, and provide e-books in PDF format with each chapter in a separate file. This means that viewing and printing from Springer e-books is the same as from Springer e-journals.

Each e-book will appear in the library catalogue soon, but in the meantime you can see the e-books that we have purchased by going to http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/books/?Language=English&sortorder=asc&cb=2005&ce=2008. (Unfortunately the 'access indicators' in SpringerLink do not appear when accessed via EZproxy. On-campus users can see the books with reassuring green access indicators by going to http://www.springerlink.com/books/?Language=English&sortorder=asc&cb=2005&ce=2008).

1,500 e-books purchased on Oxford Scholarship Online

We have purchased about 1,500 e-books from Oxford University Press in Oxford Scholarship Online. They are all of the available titles in:

Biology
Business and Management
Classical Studies
Economics and Finance
History
Linguistics
Literature
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science

Each e-book will appear in the catalogue soon, but in the meantime you can access them directly from http://www.oxfordscholarship.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/search/advancedquery.

You can print up to a single chapter from each Oxford Scholarship Online title or up to 5% of the pages of any title, whichever is the greater. Content is printed by HTML page unit – each is the equivalent of five print pages. To print any page from the Oxford Scholarship Online site, simply use the Printer Friendly link in the left-hand navigation area. A preview window will appear with the correctly formatted pages, minus the site navigation components.

find it @ liverpool links appear in Oxford Scholarship Online. These allow you to quickly find out if we also have the title in print, and particularly for the OSO titles that we have not purchased, find out whether we have online access to them elsewhere, for example in ebrary Academic Complete.