Migration of MyiLibrary e-books to ProQuest Ebook Central

E-books currently hosted on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to the ProQuest Ebook Central site on Wednesday 25th April 2018. Once this migration of online book content is completed, ProQuest will be retiring the MyiLibrary service.
Students and staff will see many improvements with this content migration, including:
A citation tool that quickly cites books and articles in the most popular formats
Highlighting in three different colours
Page bookmarking
The ability to create notes tied to a specific passage or an entire page
A bookshelf that lets you easily create and organise your e-book collection
Reminders of which e-books are downloaded or on loan, and how many days you have left to use them
Access to your e-books through the Bluefire Reader app

MyiLibrary e-books purchased by DMU Library are already accessible via ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Existing MyiLibrary access points will automatically redirect to the ProQuest Ebook Central site once the migration is completed.
DMU students and staff who have created MyiLibrary user accounts and bookshelves will not be able to access these services once the migration has taken place. MyiLibrary user accounts and bookshelves are not being transferred across to ProQuest Ebook Central. Students and staff who have created MyiLibrary bookshelves will have to make a list of the books saved in their MyiLibrary account before the migration date and create a new ProQuest Ebook Central user account/bookshelf going forward.
Students and staff who used the “bookmarking” or “highlighting” features on the MyiLibrary site can preserve notes made from e-books that they have read online (but not from books they have downloaded). You can discover how to preserve these MyiLibrary e-book notes by consulting the support guide available on the DMU Library E-books LibGuide.

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Migration of MyiLibrary e-books to ProQuest Ebook Central

E-books currently hosted on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to the ProQuest Ebook Central site on Wednesday 25th April 2018. Once this migration of online book content is completed, ProQuest will be retiring the MyiLibrary service.
Students and staff will see many improvements with this content migration, including:
A citation tool that quickly cites books and articles in the most popular formats
Highlighting in three different colours
Page bookmarking
The ability to create notes tied to a specific passage or an entire page
A bookshelf that lets you easily create and organise your e-book collection
Reminders of which e-books are downloaded or on loan, and how many days you have left to use them
Access to your e-books through the Bluefire Reader app

MyiLibrary e-books purchased by DMU Library are already accessible via ProQuest Ebook Central platform. Existing MyiLibrary access points will automatically redirect to the ProQuest Ebook Central site once the migration is completed.
DMU students and staff who have created MyiLibrary user accounts and bookshelves will not be able to access these services once the migration has taken place. MyiLibrary user accounts and bookshelves are not being transferred across to ProQuest Ebook Central. Students and staff who have created MyiLibrary bookshelves will have to make a list of the books saved in their MyiLibrary account before the migration date and create a new ProQuest Ebook Central user account/bookshelf going forward.
Students and staff who used the “bookmarking” or “highlighting” features on the MyiLibrary site can preserve notes made from e-books that they have read online (but not from books they have downloaded). You can discover how to preserve these MyiLibrary e-book notes by consulting the support guide available on the DMU Library E-books LibGuide.

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Prospective visitors should be aware that there will be no walk-in access for visitors at De Montfort University’s Kimberlin Library from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive.

Additionally, no membership cards will be created for new external library users from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive.

This will restrict access to this library from members of the public, students from local colleges / 6th Forms and SCONUL users from other universities. Library access by external members who have already had a library card made up is unaffected. Access to the Archives is also unaffected.

This restriction is intended to cap external use of our Kimberlin Library during a time of peak demand by our own student body, when study space is at a premium.

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Prospective visitors should be aware that there will be no walk-in access for visitors at De Montfort University’s Kimberlin Library from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive.

Additionally, no membership cards will be created for new external library users from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive.

This will restrict access to this library from members of the public, students from local colleges / 6th Forms and SCONUL users from other universities. Library access by external members who have already had a library card made up is unaffected. Access to the Archives is also unaffected.

This restriction is intended to cap external use of our Kimberlin Library during a time of peak demand by our own student body, when study space is at a premium.

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Fine or not fine? Changes to library fines policy

Good news! From 1st February 2018, we’re changing our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans. More on this on our blog post.

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Fine or not fine? Changes to library fines policy

Good news! From 1st February 2018, we’re changing our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans. More on this on our blog post.

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Service interruption

The university is currently experiencing problems with the software portal, which is used to launch software applications on library computers. To resolve the issue, the portal will be taken offline from 1pm till 2pm today. During this time, access to …

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Service interruption

The university is currently experiencing problems with the software portal, which is used to launch software applications on library computers. To resolve the issue, the portal will be taken offline from 1pm till 2pm today. During this time, access to …

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