Duke University Press – E-books Pilot Project

Vanderbilt will be getting access to all Duke University Press publications in electronic format as we participate in a pilot program.  By subscribing to the front-list (2008 publications), we will also have access to all of the previously published titles, accessed via the Ebrary e-book reader platform.

Several features of the Duke UP model are improvements over other e-book arrangements.  Unlike many e-books that allow only a single user at a time, an unlimited number of simultaneous users can access these e-books, making them much more usable in electronic reserve settings.   Duke has also permitted a more liberal printing limit (40 pages/session) and they can be printed as a range of pages instead of just one page at a time.  

Access to the back list titles is being provided as they are digitized and loaded on Ebrary, currently we have over 300 Duke titles available, though the number of MARC records available to be loaded into ACORN hasn’t yet caught up with the number of titles mounted.  There are about 250 titles loaded into ACORN currently, more will be loaded as we receive the records. Access to front-list titles is added as they are published.

You can see the Duke University Press books in ACORN if you do a keyword search for “e-Duke scholarly books collection”, or by going to the ebrary platform directly at: http://site.ebrary.com/lib/vanderbiltdup/
Currently the first time you access an ebrary title it needs to download an applet to the workstation, but it is a very quick process and only needs to be done the first time.

Faculty Surrogates May Now Use Faculty Delivery Service

Faculty Delivery Service is now offered to users with Faculty Surrogate accounts. This service provides faculty, and now their authorized designated borrowers, with campus deliveries of both Vanderbilt and interlibrary loan materials. Users with a faculty surrogate card can configure or create an account in the ILL/Faculty Delivery system to place requests. When users log into their surrogate account in Acorn, they will see a “Delivery Request” button on search results screens.  More about Faculty Surrogates for Delivery and ILL Service.

Faculty Delivery Service is available for Arts & Science, Divinity, Engineering, Management, Music, and Peabody faculty and their surrogates. The Law School Library provides service to Law School faculty directly, and Law surrogates will not see the request button. The Biomedical Library offers a separate document delivery service for Medical and Nursing School faculty.   More about Faculty Delivery Service.