To create a link to a book, or to a particular page in a book

From Detail Page, click   “Share Link” to create a persistent link to the book.

Or when viewing a page within the book, click  “Share Link” to create a persistent page-specific link to that page of the book.

 

Note that if you are using a proxied link, the URL generated will also be a proxied link.  See below:

 

Do old page-specific links work correctly with the new reader?

With the old QuickView reader, two formats were allowed for page-specific links. When using old page-specific links with the new reader, both formats go to the correct book, but only one of the formats (“ppg=“) goes to the correct page.

That is, when using an old page-specific link with the new reader:

  • A link with “ppg=” (see example below) goes to correct page of the book
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/test/docDetail.action?docID=10269030&ppg=28
  • But a link with “page=” (see example below) goes to page 1 of the book
    http://site.ebrary.com/lib/test/docDetail.action?docID=10269030&page=28

 

Duke University Press (DUP) annual digital subscription titles have moved from ebrary to a new site

Even though the DUP annual digital subscriptions have moved to a new site, all of the titles continue to be available through ebrary for perpetual access (purchase).

For more information from Duke University Press about where and how to access your annual digital subscription collections that were available on ebrary up through March 31, 2014, please see:

http://www.dukeupress.edu/e-duke-books-platform-transition-resources

On that site you can contact Duke University Press by email with specific questions.

“Availability” messages on the ebrary Detail Page

The ebrary Detail Page gives information about how many copies of the book your ebrary site has, and whether the book is available to read online and full-download.  On many ebrary sites, many or all books are unlimited-user access.  But if a book is limited-user, all copies might be in use and/or the max number might already be full-downloaded.

The following examples can help decipher the “Availability” messages.

Example 1:

– Library has one single-user copy of the book

– It has been full-downloaded, which auto-expires in 6 days, but user might return the book before it expires

– At this moment, the book cannot be read or downloaded by this user.

Example 2:

– Library has one single-user copy of the book

– It is being read by another user, but it has not been full-downloaded, so it shows no estimate of available date

– At this moment, the book cannot be read or downloaded by this user.

Example 3:

– Library has two single-user copies of the book and allows full-download of all but the last copy of the book

One copy is full-downloaded, which auto-expires in 6 days, but user might return the book before it expires

– At this moment, book CAN be read by this user, but not full-downloaded.

 

Note, some ebrary sites have extended-access options, so additional access may show as available as you use the book.

 

Access to single-user (SUPO) books – no longer an option to queue if in use

ebrary books can be either:

  • Single-user (SUPO license),
  • Three-user (3USER license), or
  • Multi-user (MUPO license).

Books in subscription collections are multi-user.  Purchased books, licenses vary.

For multi-user books, there is never a conflict:  any number of users can read, use, and download a multi-user book at the same time.

But a single-user book can only be accessed by one user at a time.

  • If you try to access a single-user book and the last or only copy is in use:
    • You will not have full access to it
    • There is no longer an option to queue for it
    • The ebrary Detail page will show (new reader only):

    • If you use a direct link to a page, you will see:
  • If you are using the only (or last) single-user copy of a book, and you are idle for 15 minutes (i.e., no page flips, copies, prints, etc.), and another user tries to access the book, access will be taken from you and given to the other user.
  • Admins, if you’re signed in to your admin-enable account, “Read Online” button will work, you’ll be shown a preview copy, then:

Note, if your ebrary site has several single-user copies of the same book:

  • Users will be automatically rolled over to the next available copy if the first one (or several) are in use.
  • There is only one URL for the book, regardless of how many copies of it have been purchased.