Admins: MarcEdit shows diacritics incorrectly

Many MARC-8 diacritics do not display as ‘diacritics above the letter’ in MarcEdit — instead they display in ‘curly brackets’. However, when they are loaded to an ILS that supports MARC-8 character encoding, they display correctly.

 

Tips for loading MARC-8 encoded diacritics in the ‘Aleph 500′ by Ex Libris Group
(from one of our very helpful librarians in Germany)

The problem:  Converting to UTF-8 character set before importing the data did not solve the problem

The solution:

  1. If the problem is only the display of diacritics within MarcEdit, simply convert the character set from MARC-8 to UTF-8:
    1. Load your MARC file into MarcEdit
    2. Select all the data and copy it to the clipboard
    3. Select Edit -> Convert clipboard content -> Marc-8 to UTF-8
    4. Paste the contents back into MarcEditor
  2. The second method is to convert the complete MARC file using the batch process function of MarcEdit:
    1. Tools -> Batch Process Records -> Character Conversions -> MARC-8 to UTF-8
    2. If this doesn’t solve the display problem after importing the data, then:
    3. Go to Preferences -> MarcEngine
    4. Under “Unicode Normalization”, select “Canonical Decomposition (C)” to have the diacritics displayed as one character instead of two
    5. This will turn the incorrectly displayed letter ¨o – when using MARC-8 displayed as {uml}o – into the appropriate umlaut ö

ebrary scheduled maintenance notice: March 14 (13), 2014

ebrary platform will be unavailable  while scheduled maintenance is performed at the following day/ times:

North America: Friday/Thursday March 14/13, 2014 at:
12:00 AM (midnight) EDT (Eastern Daylight Time; UTC-4)
9:00 PM PDT (U.S. Pacific Daylight Time; UTC-7)

LAC: Friday March 14 2014 at:
1:00 AM BRT (Brazil Time; UTC-3 )

EMEA: Friday March 14, 2014 at:
4:00 AM GMT (UTC )
5:00  AM CET (Central European Time; UTC+1 )

APAC: Friday March 14, 2014 at:
3:00 PM AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time; UTC+11)

We anticipate the upgrade to last a maximum of 2 hours and we will strive to minimize this window of time.

During the maintenance window, customers who attempt to access ebooks hosted on ebrary platform impacted by this maintenance activity will be redirected to a page which lists the scheduled maintenance hours and be encouraged to return at the close of the maintenance window.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

the ebrary Team


 

Subscribe to ProQuest ebooks RSS feeds for important alerts

The ProQuest ebooks team is committed to send  alerts on topics that matter to you and your patrons and keep you informed of changes. There are 4 main categories of alerts that you can elect to subscribe to depending of your needs:

  1. MARC News” – notification of auto-update of MARC record pages (ebrary only)
  2. Content News” – significant adds,  deletes, STL changes  (ebrary and EBL)
  3. Updates to articles in specific categories you have chosen to follow on support.ebrary.com
    When viewing an article, look for the “Subscribe to these categories:” link at the bottom of the article
  4. Platform News” – notification of platform changes or service disruption

In order to take advantage of this, you need to proactively subscribe to these alerts:

– Look for “MARC News” RSS icon at the top-right of this ebook support center page
– Look for “Content News” RSS icon at the top-right of this ebook support center page
– Look for “Platform News” RSS icon at the top-right of this ebook support center page

Then copy the RSS Feed URL: right-click on its orange RSS icon and Select “Copy link address” which you will place in your favorite RSS reader.

There are many RSS readers available on the market, the most popular being email-client based or browser based.  Here are instructions for 2 popular readers:

Microsoft Outlook

  • Click the “File” tab
  • Click and select “Account Settings
  • On the “RSS Feeds” tab, click “New
  • From the top-right of ebrary’s support center page, copy the link URL of the desired RSS feed icon
  • In the New RSS Feed dialog box, paste in the copied URL
  • Click “Add
  • Click “OK

 

There is a 3rd-party free service that sends feeds to your email client:

RSS Feed Service “If This Then That” (IFTTT) – sends RSS feeds to your email

  • Go to the ifttt.com site and create an account or sign in
  • Click the blue “Create a Recipe” button
  • Click the blue “this” link
  • Click on the generic orange “Feed” icon
  • Click “New feed item
  • From the top-right of ebrary’s support page, copy the link URL of the desired RSS feed icon
  • On the ifttt.com page, paste in the copied URL
  • Click “Create Trigger
  • Click on the blue “that” link
  • Click on the appropriate generic email icon
  • Click “Send me an email
  • Click the blue “Create action” button
  • If it looks good, click the blue “Create Recipe” button.

ebrary scheduled maintenance notice: January 21 (22), 2014

Please note the change in maintenance window:

ebrary platform will be unavailable  while scheduled maintenance is performed at the following day/ times:

North AmericaTuesday January 21, 2014 at:
7:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time; UTC-5)
4:00 PM PST (U.S. Pacific Standard Time; UTC-8)

LAC: Tuesday January 21 2014 at:
10:00 PM BRST (Brazil Time; UTC-2 )

EMEA: Wednesday January 22, 2014 at:
midnight  PM GMT (UTC )
1:00  AM CET (Central European Time; UTC+1 )

APAC: Wednesday January 22,, 2014 at:
11:00 AM AEDT Australian Eastern Daylight Time; UTC+11)

We anticipate the upgrade to last a maximum of 3 hours and we will strive to minimize this window of time.

During the maintenance window, customers who attempt to access ebooks hosted on ebrary platform impacted by this maintenance activity will be redirected to a page which lists the scheduled maintenance hours and be encouraged to return at the close of the maintenance window.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

the ebrary Team

 

 

Admins: Representing ebrary subscriptions in Client Center (for 360 and Summon)

ebrary subscriptions, such as Academic Complete, are represented as separate databases in Client Center for 360 and Summon.  Subscription holdings are not included in the Automated Holdings Management program.  Instead:

  • When you subscribe to a subscription, go to Client Center and set the corresponding database as subscribed.
  • The Summon support team will also need to enter your ebrary site identifier for the database so that the URLs work correctly.