Disruption to eBooks access – further update

Last month we reported that due to the closure of one of our eBook suppliers we would be working with other companies to move our eBooks to a new platform.

We are pleased to report that over 99% of the eBooks have now been moved from Dawsonera to VLeBooks and the last few titles (just under 20) are still being investigated.

In addition links to the eBooks on LibrarySearch and the online Reading Lists have now been updated as well so they all go to the new platform However if you have any problems accessing the eBooks or any other queries please contact library@rgu.ac.uk.

Disruption to eBooks access – update

From today, 31st July 2020, the Dawsonera eBook platform will no longer be available. This is because the company have ceased ceasing trading and as reported last week there will be a short period of disruption while we move the eBooks to new plaforms.

At this time over 96% of our Dawsonera books have been moved to a new platform, VLeBooks, and the final 4% are being worked on.

All links on LibrarySearch and Reading Lists will be updated as soon as possible but while this work is happening you can access Dawsonera books on their new platform:

    • Go to http://www.vlebooks.com/vleweb?id=RobertGord
    • Log in, if prompted, with your RGU username and password
    • Search for the title of your book
    • Look through the results, find the book, click full details and then read online to access the book

The link to VLeBooks can also be found on the A-Z database list.

We apologise for the inconvenience this is causing and if you have any queries please contact library@rgu.ac.uk.

Problems accessing some eBooks continuing

We are sorry to report that the problems accessing some eBooks reported at the start of the week are still ongoing.

We are continuing to investigate the problem with the involved companies and will update you once we know more.

In the mean time just a reminder that there is a workaround to give you access.

After clicking “Available Online” in LibrarySearch you will be taken to the full record of the book. Instead of clicking the link in the “View Online” section go to the links section and pick the top link i.e. the one that says AHLS VLeBooks. RGU username and password required on and off campus. This should take you to the eBook.

Problems accessing some eBooks

We are sorry to report that we are currently experiencing access problems to some eBooks.

When following the link to access the eBooks users are being told “title not found”.

We are investigating the problem at the moment and have reported it to the involved companies and will update you once we know more.

In the mean time there is a workaround to give you access.

After clicking “Available Online” in LibrarySearch you will be taken to the full record of the book. Instead of clicking the link in the “View Online” section go to the links section and pick the top link i.e. the one that says AHLS VLeBooks. RGU username and password required on and off campus. This should take you to the eBook.