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BIO1000H library-eBooks

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A basic guide to library eBooks at UCT and access conditions.

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BIO1000H library-eBooks

  1. 1. Library skills and resources for BIO1000H LIBRARY EBOOKS • Basics • Access platforms • Readers and Adobe ID
  2. 2. Library eBooks: Basics Screen readable books: online / offline Access to library eBooks are either free (Open Access) or paid Paid Access eBooks Open Access Subscription Once off purchase
  3. 3. Library eBooks: Basics … ◦ Free to user ◦ Indexed in Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Open Access Books: from Primo
  4. 4. Library eBooks: Basics … Open Access Books: link to eBook through OAPEN Free platform
  5. 5. Library eBooks: Basics … Open Access Books: link to eBook through DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)
  6. 6. Library eBooks: Basics … ◦ Paid access eBooks are accessed from ◦ Publishers ◦ eBook aggregators ◦ Scholarly databases ◦ Each platform have different interfaces Paid access eBooks
  7. 7. Library eBooks: Basics … Library eBooks have ◦ loan model ◦ no. of simultaneous user limits Access & user limits depends on • access provider platform • publisher-aggregator agreement Paid access eBooks
  8. 8. Library eBooks: Basics … Paid access eBooks Access Model Number of simultaneous users limit Usual Loan period One user One Vary Three User Three Vary Concurrent / Non-Linear Specific number of user access per year Vary Unlimited / Unrestricted No limit Vary Short Loan Vary: five, Vary
  9. 9. Library eBooks: Access platforms ◦ publishers websites ◦ Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, university presses, … ◦ eBook aggregator platforms ◦ EBSCOhost, Dawsonera and Ebook Central ◦ databases ◦ JSTOR and Project Muse
  10. 10. Library eBooks: Access platforms … Each platform have user profile ◦ Create / login ◦ To access and use eBook platform ◦ To download / borrow eBook ◦ Use your MyUCT email address to be identified as UCT user General information
  11. 11. Library eBooks: Access platforms … Digital Rights Management (DRM) application controls ◦ Sharing ◦ Distribution  number of pages a user can print or copy will be controlled and counted  10% of a book for academic purpose is legal Publishers mostly provide DRM free access General information
  12. 12. Library eBooks: Access platforms … From Primo link to eBooks usually will have License details
  13. 13. Library eBooks: Access platforms eBook aggregator: EBSCOhost from Primo access link
  14. 14. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost Open the PDF Full Text button to read
  15. 15. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost The platform have facilities • searching within the book • personal note taking space
  16. 16. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost Download for offline reading
  17. 17. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost Select Sign In / Create Account to proceed
  18. 18. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost Login or create user account to proceed Use your MyUCT email to sign-up to be identified as UCT user
  19. 19. Library eBooks: Access- EBSCOhost
  20. 20. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera use provided link to access the eBook
  21. 21. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: use your UCT network detail to log in
  22. 22. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera:
  23. 23. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: if you open platform directly from Databases (A-Z) from UCT libraries website, Sign-in to access purchased books
  24. 24. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator eBook aggregator: Dawsonera … Select Shibboleth login link
  25. 25. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator eBook aggregator: Dawsonera … Select University of Cape Town and Proceed
  26. 26. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: Use your UCT network credentials to login
  27. 27. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: Select the one of the Yes options to proceed
  28. 28. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: Use browse list or search box to find desired book
  29. 29. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: Further filtering can be done using the righthand side filters
  30. 30. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Dawsonera: You now have full access to read online or offline
  31. 31. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central: • Link to eBook platform from Primo
  32. 32. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central: Create user account OR Sign in if you have one
  33. 33. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central:
  34. 34. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central:
  35. 35. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central:
  36. 36. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central:
  37. 37. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central:
  38. 38. Library eBooks: Access platforms: eBook aggregator Ebook Central: The platform allows you to search for more purchased books More help videos
  39. 39. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID ◦ Offline use usually needs one of the eBook reader software below ◦ Adobe Digital Edition ◦ Bluefire Reader ◦ Readers are ◦ Freely available online software ◦ Install one of them in your devices ◦ Compatible to any device ◦ both use Adobe ID for syncing across devices
  40. 40. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID ◦ Install Adobe Digital Edition for PC https://www.adobe.com/africa/solutions/ebook /digital-editions/download.html ◦ Mobile App: App Store & Google play Adobe Digital Edition
  41. 41. Option 1 Option 2 Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID Adobe Digital Edition Use Option 1 to use your account in any device Use Option 2 to authorize current device only
  42. 42. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID ◦ Install the software from the following link for Windows PC http://www.bluefirereader.com/bluefire- reader.html ◦ Mobile apps available: ◦ >APPLE iOS ◦ >ANDROID BlueFire Reader
  43. 43. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID Bluefire reader • Ones you install, you will be prompted to sign in. • Sign-in if you have Adobe ID. If not, create Adobe ID.
  44. 44. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID Adobe ID Create Adobe ID from www.adobe.com select ‘Sign-in’
  45. 45. Library eBooks: Readers and Adobe ID Adobe ID: Select ‘Get an Adobe ID’ button to create an ID then use
  46. 46. Thank You For more information Library guides: BIO1004F - Biological Diversity or Biological Sciences Library guide For consultation & specific query: email me at awot.gebregziabher@uct.ac.za or use Ask a Librarian facility

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