Archive for the ‘E-books’ Category

An Eresource Advent: Day 8

December 8, 2017

So we had MyiLibrary on Day 6; now it’s time for a huge hitter in our ebook provision: Ebook Central. Providing access to around 130,000 ebooks (yes, you read that right) Ebook Central is another of our key multi-disciplinary resources. The range of topics covered by Ebook Central is diverse and includes content from university presses. The amount of text that can be printed/downloaded varies from title to title, but either way, this has proved to be a very welcome addition to our collection, and we hope you agree!


An Eresource Advent: Day 5

December 5, 2017

It’s time for an ebooks platform to feature I think: today we have MyiLibrary. MyiLibrary is one of our most popular ebook platforms. A multi-disciplinary platform, MyiLibrary includes over 1,500 ebook titles which can be read online. Popular titles include Cottrell’s Study Skills Handbook, Project Management in Construction by Walker, Asking Questions in Biology by Barnard et al and Ahearn’s 3D Games Textures.

Scheduled downtime for Ebook Central

November 30, 2017

Due to essential maintenance, Ebook Central will be unavailable from 6.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. on Saturday 2nd December.

Links that go bump in the night…

October 31, 2017

See what I did there? Anyway, moving on from my rather pathetic attempt to tie in a blog post with the spooky goings-on of 31st October, it looks like we have resolved the issue of multiple links to Ebook Central books from within Discover@Bolton. You should now only see one link which will hopefully make it much easier to access these books. If you do continue to experience difficulties then please let us know.

Seeing two ebook links in Discover@Bolton and one doesn’t seem to work? Read on!

October 24, 2017

We have come across an issue with linking to some ebooks from within Discover@Bolton. If when you are trying to access an ebook you see two links in the record, try both links. We have found that the top link in these cases seems to be producing an error message, whereas the bottom work seems to work. The good news – always looking on the positive side of course – is that we think we know what the problem is, and therefore a solution is being worked on. Apologies for the inconvenience.

MyiLibrary working again

October 20, 2017

The problems we were experiencing earlier this morning with access to MyiLibrary have now been resolved. Thanks go to ProQuest, the providers of this platform, for resolving the issue quickly.

MyiLibrary currently inaccessible

October 20, 2017

We are experiencing problems with MyiLibrary at the moment. This problem is affecting ALL users in the UK and the providers are working to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency.

ProQuest ebooks – maintenance Saturday 26th August

August 23, 2017

ProQuest ebook platforms will undergo routine maintenance on Saturday, August 26, 2017 and be unavailable for about two hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This will affect Ebook Central and EBL, and those ebooks will not be available during that time. We apologize for the inconvenience.


The mysterious case of the non-clickable Dawsonera links

August 10, 2017

We seem to be experiencing problems with the Dawsonera platform at the moment, in that anything that looks like you can click on to link elsewhere does not seem to be working! Suffice to say we’ve reported the problem and hope to have a resolution in place as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Ebook Central unavailable due to essential maintenance

August 8, 2017

On Saturday 12th August from 6.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. Ebook Central will be unavailable while essential maintenance is carried out by the provider.