eBooks and DRM
Access conditions vary on individual textbook titles and according to publisher specifications. Some platforms will allow you to download or print specific chapters or sections, while some will let you download the whole book.
This started in 2020 when Cengage, Wiley and Oxford University Press changed their DRM (Digital Rights Management) limits on ProQuest to remove or reduce print and download limits. Lexis Nexis did the same early last year.
Increasingly some titles available through ProQuest Ebook Central can only be read online and have very limited or no print, copy or download allowances. This may impact students’ online access and increase demand on hardcopies of textbooks in the Library collection reducing availability for study and exams.
If you have an eBook as a prescribed textbook or required reading (particularly those connected to assessment items) in your reading list, you may wish to check the access conditions soon and share the details with students early in the session.
Librarians are ready to help you with this. Please reach out to your BJBS Library Faculty Team if you have questions or would like to discuss readings options for future sessions.
This session will use Leganto to explore reading list creation and customisation; and how you can use the Library’s Using Leganto: For Staff library guide to create a reading list for your subjects.
Tuesday 18th July 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST
The second is for Research:
Library Professional Development Sessions for July
We have a couple of great training sessions coming up in July. Register via the linked titles below, or for a full list of our Teaching and Research PD opportunities check out the Library Professional Development calendar.
Starting your literature review, and want to organise your references? This session will cover setting up your EndNote Library, using EndNote with Word and other tips and tricks. Mac users note – as this session is run on a Windows computer you will notice slight differences.
Tuesday 11th July 2:00pm – 3:00pm AEST
Planning to include journal articles, that you have written during your candidature, in your thesis? Planning to publish further works from your thesis or other research? This information session will support you to apply the appropriate copyright, Intellectual Property, Open Access and Creative Commons guidelines to your research outputs.
Wednesday 26th July 2:00pm – 2:45pm AEST