Thursday, February 02, 2012

Download ebrary e-books to your device

On Ebrary it is now possible to:
 
◦ download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) as a permanent PDF image file for use on a computer or e-book reading device (including a Kindle)

◦ download an entire book for 14 days onto a computer or a device that supports Adobe Digital Editions (including iPad but not Kindle)

The ‘entire book’ option uses Adobe Digital Editions which in turn associates a specific PC with a device. This option is therefore not suitable for use on PCs in computer clusters, only personal computers and devices. CSD have looked into installing Adobe Digital Editions on the MWS but it just does not make sense because of its need to identify a user with a specific machine.

Note that we will not allow 'entire e-book' downloads from single-user titles because no other user would have access whilst it was downloaded. We have 395 single-user books from ebrary. You can however download a chapter or page range (subject to the same limits as for printing) from single-user e-books.

If you are on campus you will have direct access to ebrary but when you try to download, or use another ‘bookshelf’ feature, ebrary will redirect you to our EZproxy login page which will in turn log you into your ebrary account.

If you are off campus you will be automatically be redirected to to login via EZproxy. Ebrary knows you are a user from the University of Liverpool because our ebrary URLs specify that the book is in the UoL ebrary library.

For more details see our e-books LibGuide and these ebrary support pages:
 
Create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range
http://support.ebrary.com/category/?p=655
◦ Same page limits as for printing.
◦ Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
◦ Additional (free) software is typically not needed.
◦ Files do not expire.
 
Download an entire document as an e-book in Adobe Digital Editions
http://support.ebrary.com/category/?p=687
◦ You first need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online).
◦ Accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle.
◦ Up to 10 documents at a time per person.
◦ Full-document downloading is only available for multi-user e-books (not single-user-only documents)
◦ Multi-user e-books can be downloaded for 14 days.
◦ We will not allow downloads from single-user titles because no other user would have access whilst it was downloaded. We have about 400 single-user books from ebrary.
◦ Some publishers prohibit full-document downloading of their documents. See here for a list: http://support.ebrary.com/english/download/1089.
 
Using an iPad to download an entire document as an e-book
http://support.ebrary.com/english/912
 
Introduction to downloading ebrary e-books
http://support.ebrary.com/category/english/download

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