Migration from eBrary (one of our 2 main e-book suppliers) to ProQuest Ebook Central will take place the afternoon of Wednesday January 11, 2017 (midday pacific time) NO DOWNTIME IS EXPECTED. The new interface is very similar to the old with all the features of eBrary: custom bookshelves, tagging, highlighting, citations, sharing, etc. Registered users should find their previously saved titles and links all working and redirected.
Science Direct problems: we reported problems this morning – people were getting messages that the account had been disabled – and not just at ISU. The problem continues – from Elsevier: “ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a downtime with user registration. Our product team has already identified the issue and is working on the fix. We were informed that it will be early next week before it gets fixed. You may check back from time to time.”
CLARIFICATION: SCIENCE DIRECT USERS WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WILL BE ABLE TO SIGN IN AND USE ALL THE FEATURES OF THE DATABASE INCLUDING TRANSACTIONAL ACCESS.
A link to the beta library homepage is displayed on the current library homepage (since May 19). We are still working out some bugs but the structure is static. Currently the footer is made up of links to pages that receive high hit counts, but that may change over time. Our next step is to work on mobile development of the library homepage.
Once the mobile homepage is functional we will begin work on the second level pages.
Our pages will eventually reflect the university’s new identity standards and guidelines. Throughout the next year we will use the Drupal theme the university will supply to populate a Drupal site that we will migrate to next summer.
“Reinventing the Library” is a user-based assessment of the information resources and services provided by Cunningham Memorial Library. It provides concrete suggestions for long- and short-term improvements, along with an overview of changing nature of the national academic library environment. The report, prepared by LYRASIS consultants Tom Clareson and Liz Bischoff, was compiled from a series of stakeholder meetings and user surveys.