The titles provided by ebrary frequently evolve and adjust as new e-books become available from publishers.
- Ebrary is constantly on the lookout for relevant new titles to add
- Ebrary removes titles when:
- Publisher loses electronic rights or a title goes out of print
- Publisher changes the way titles are offered. For example, make them available only as perpetual-access, not via subscription
Access to your ebrary titles
- If a title is added to one of your subscription collections, or if you purchase it as perpetual access, it is immediately searchable and accessible on your ebrary site
- If a title is removed from one of your subscription collections, the title will be immediately inaccessible on your ebrary site
- If a patron tries to use a bookmarked link to it and they’re not signed in to their ebrary account, they’ll get a “Document not found” error
- If the patron is signed in, they’ll be shown a preview-only copy of the title (which means they can view a few pages, then are given an alert and cannot view additional pages)
- Once you’ve purchased a title as perpetual access, you retain access to it in perpetuity.
You are notified of additions and removals via the MARC records page
- When a title is added to your site, its MARC record is immediately available to you. To make an ebrary title discoverable via your library catalog, you’ll most likely want to load its MARC record into your catalog
- If a title is removed from your ebrary site, you should immediately remove its MARC record from your catalog to prevent user confusion
- ebrary auto-updates your ebrary MARC records page once a month on about the 20th of the month. To ensure you get all the recent changes reflected on your ebrary MARC records page, you need to click the “Update MARC Data” button
To get an up-to-the-minute list of all titles in your Academic Complete (or other) collection – even if you don’t have admin-tab privileges:
1) Go to your ebrary site.
2) Sign in to your ebrary account. It is important that you sign in, otherwise you cannot get the complete list. If you do not have an ebrary bookshelf account, please create one using the “Sign In” button at the top right and clicking on “Create an account”
3) Click on “Advanced” just to the right of the “Search ebrary” button.
4) Next to “Search in”, select “Collections” then select “Academic Complete” (or another collection) from the list of available collections. Note, if you only have one collection on your site, you don’t need to select a collection.
5) In the next search line, leave the “Search in” part as “Text and Key Fields” then enter the special-power code “eball“. This just means ebrary-all.
6) Click the “Search ebrary” button below the search fields.
7) Then, to get a file with all these titles (complete with urls), click on the “Export Search Results” button over on the far right.
This will create an excel file of all titles in Academic Complete (or whichever collection you selected), complete with the url for each document.
- Option a: Go to a preview site such as http://site.ebrary.com/lib/alltitles
Don’t need to sign in to a personal ebrary account
Option b: Go to your usual ebrary site and sign in
Must sign in to an admin-enabled account for prices to show
- Enter search criteria (or leave blank to search for all) and click “Search”
- Over at far right, for View, click “Long”
- Purchase price shows only if title is purchasable (multi-user price shows only if available for purchase as multi-user)
- Loan price shows only if title is loanable
- “Subscription: Academic Complete” shows if currently in that collection.
Note, only inclusion is Academic Complete is indicated, inclusion in other collections is not shown
Note, ebrary’s preview sites do not currently indicate territory restrictions. For this reason, titles will not necessarily be available to your ebrary site even if they are shown on an ebrary preview site as being purchasable, loanable, or in Academic Complete.
Two ways to find out about new titles added to the Academic Complete subscription collection:
1. ebrary generates a list (actually a mini collection) of all new Academic Complete titles which we update quarterly when the bulk of new titles are added to Academic Complete.
- You can also add additional search lines once there to filter for specific areas of interest.
- If you want to export this list, the easiest is to edit the URL in the following way: replace “academiccompletetitles” with your own ebrary site name. That way, you’ll be viewing this list from your own ebrary site. You can then sign in as usual and export the list if you want.
2. Another alternative is to get each incremental set of new titles added to Academic Complete from your ebrary MARC records page.
- Go to your ebrary MARC records page
- Select “Academic Complete” under collections
- Click the “Added MARCs” link on a recent dated/time-stamped line
- You will get the MARC records for the titles added to Academic Complete since the previous dated/time-stamped line.