Does my ebrary site use QuickView or the new reader?

ebrary sites are being migrated from QuickView to the new ebrary reader through early 2015.  When your ebrary site is migrated, you’ll simply have an improved reading experience.

To determine which reader your ebrary site is using, look at the menu bar at the top of your screen:

  • Your ebrary site uses the new reader if you see
  • Your ebrary site uses QuickView reader  if you see

 

QuickView: To determine what kind of access you have to a particular book

To determine whether you have subscription or perpetual (“purchased”) access to a book:

  1. Go to your ebrary site
  2. Click the “Advanced” link at the top next to the Search field
  3. Select from the drop-down menu “Collection“, then select from the drop-down menu to the right either your site’s subscription collection (such as “Academic Complete”) or “Purchased Titles”
  4. Add another search line and search for the particular title

Important!  If a title is only available on your site in a subscription collection and you want to use it for a class or other purpose that requires the book won’t go away, it is recommended that your ebrary admins purchase the title as perpetual access.

Limited-user Title” will display in toolbar for book available on your site as:

  • Purchased one SUPO license
  • Purchased more than one SUPO licenses for the same book
  • Purchased 3USER license
  • PDA-discoverable (regardless whether PDA account is SUPO- or MUPO-preferred-purchase)
    • Prior to being triggered, can be viewed by unlimited # of users
    • But it’s a transitional state, so designated as limited-user
  • Loan
    • During loan period, can be viewed by unlimited # of users
    • But it’s a transitional state, so designated as limited-user

Unlimited-user Title” will display in toolbar for book available on your site as:

  • In a subscription collection
  • Purchased as MUPO license

Preview Title” will display in the toolbar for a book that:

  • Is not available on your ebrary site

QuickView: To create a persistent URL to a particular page or chapter

If you are connected to an ebrary site via a browser, and you open an ebrary document by clicking on its title or cover, the URL you see at the top is the persistent URL to that document.

To create a persistent URL to a particular page or chapter:

  • Use the URL that points to the book
  • Add the page number part manually at the end of the URL in the format: &ppg=xx
  • To point to a particular chapter, use the first page number of the chapter
  • Take care to use the “consecutive” page number used for ebook access versus the page number on the printed page

Here are the steps in more detail:

  • Access your ebrary site using a browser
  • Click on the book’s title or cover to open it
  • The URL at the top is a persistent URL or bookmark to the document, but that URL does not specify the page you’re on
  • To specify a particular page within that document, modify the URL to include the page number:
    • Click at the end of the URL and add the following text: &ppg=xx (where xx is the page you are on)
    • Press the enter key
    • The screen will refresh, but it should leave you on the same page
    • Copy that full URL at the top for a persistent URL to the page
  • Two ways to determine the ebook page number of a particular page:
    • When viewing the book, the number in the box at the top right is the printed page number; the first number in parentheses is the ebook page number – that’s the one to use
    • Or, start the process of printing the page you’re on and it will tell you the ebook page number
  • Test by pasting the modified URL in your browser, and making sure it takes you to the page you want

QuickView: Download chapter or pages as image PDF

Create an image PDF of a specific chapter or page range for any ebrary document (up to the same number of pages you can print on your ebrary site).

You can then read the image PDF file offline on your computer using any standard PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader, which you probably already have.  You can also transfer the file to a mobile device or e-reader, including the Kindle.

  • Image PDF files don’t expire.
  • We’ve recently improved the image quality of our image PDFs. The tradeoff was to add a watermark.  This is consistent with the approach used by other ebook providers when an unsecured PDF is provided.
  • You cannot search text or make annotations in an image PDF.
  • For more about the number of pages that can be image-PDF downloaded, see: http://support.ebrary.com/kb/limits

To create an image PDF of a specific chapter:

  1. Click the Download button in ebrary search results or QuickView window. You may be prompted to sign in to your ebrary bookshelf account.
    (If you don’t already have one, create one as described here
    http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account)
  2. Select the option to create an image PDF of a chapter, then choose the name of the chapter from the drop-down menu
    – Nested chapters and subchapters cannot be selected; only the book’s top-level (left-most) nesting
    – If the chapter is longer than the number of pages allowed to be printed, you will get the following message:
  3. Click OK

To create an image PDF of a specific page range:

  1. Click the Download button in ebrary search results or QuickView window. You may be prompted to sign in to your personal ebrary account.
    (If you don’t already have one, create one as described here
    http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account)
  2. Select the option to create an image PDF of a specific page range, then enter the starting and ending page numbers (use the numbers shown on the book’s pages, for more info see: http://support.ebrary.com/kb/print-pdf-page-numbers)
    If the page range is longer than the number of pages allowed to be printed, you will get the following message:
  3. Click OK

QuickView: Viewing tips

ebrary is transitioning to a new online reader, but if your ebrary site still uses QuickView (you’ll see a QuickView menu at the top left), the following viewing tips might be helpful.

  1. Turn the page by double-clicking the right-side of the document page.
    Turn to the previous page by double-clicking the left-side of the document.
    This works on the iPad as well by double-tapping.
  2. Shrink or hide the Table of Contents (TOC) that appears to the right of the document by clicking on the very small black triangle over at the top-far-right of the TOC.  Clicking on this triangle toggles between showing no TOC and showing a narrow TOC.  To revert back to the full-size TOC, click on the icon almost directly above the triangle.
  3. Reduce the amount of stuff shown at the top of your browser by clicking on the very small black triangle over on the top-left of the screen (just to the left of the InfoTools button). Clicking on this triangle toggles between reducing and expanding the stuff shown at the top.
  4. Zoom in or out by clicking on the icon that looks like a page with a minus and plus sign next to it. Choosing a smaller zoom, say 75%, allows for more of the page to be seen, but at a smaller font. Increasing to 150% or even 200% makes the font bigger.
  5. If the ebrary window isn’t taking up the whole screen, resize the window just like you would any browser window.