25 March 2014

New e-Resources - 4,500 new Palgrave Connect e-books

We now have access to nearly 4,500 new Palgrave Connect e-books, bringing our total number of P-C e-books to over 6,900.  These are now all listed in SAULCAT and can be found in SEEKER, too.

The following subjects are covered:
This agreement has been brokered by the SHEDL (Scottish Higher Education Digital Library) collaborative purchasing consortium, of which the Library is a member.

As a SHEDL member institution, we have 12 months trial access to all the Palgrave Connect e-books published in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

At the end of the trial, usage statistics will be used to identify the most heavily-used titles for permanent-access purchase.  This Evidence Based Selection model is an economical way of acquiring titles in greatest demand for a low upfront cost.

St Andrews will have permanent access to all the other e-books bought by other SHEDL libraries, after the end of the 12 month trial.

Please note:  there are known issues with using Adobe Reader 9.3 and Firefox 3.6 to browse Palgrave Connect e-books - Adobe Reader 8 is recommended, as is downloading e-book content in order to avoid these issues

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