ProQuest Ebook Central

March 12, 2018, by Katherine Beers

MyiLibrary ebooks move to Ebook Central platform – 21 March

ProQuest is one of our biggest suppliers of ebooks, covering a wide range subjects and all discoverable through NUsearch. For some time, ProQuest have been rolling out a new ebook platform called Ebook Central  which has enhanced the usability of some of our ebooks, for example Ebrary has already moved into the this new environment. The next ebook package to move into Ebook Central is MyiLibrary which will take place on 21 March 2018.  Please note that at this stage these changes will only effect UK campuses, roll out to UNNC and UNMC will take a little longer.

EbookCentral offers many improved features which will be come available on 21 March, including:

  • A citation tool that quickly cites books and articles in the most popular formats
  • Highlighting in three different colors
  • Page bookmarking
  • The ability to create notes tied to a specific passage or an entire page
  • A bookshelf that lets you easily create and organize your ebook collection
  • Reminders of which ebooks are downloaded or on loan, and how many days you have left to use them

Any ebooks you have saved to a personal MyiLibrary bookshelf will be transferred to Ebook Central for you. Unfortunately as with many service upgrades some features of your MyiLibrary account cannot be migrated:

  • If you have been using the bookmarking and highlighting features you will lose these indications in your saved ebooks after transfer.
  • Saved notes will not be transferred, but if you would like to preserve your notes you can do so by following this guide: Saving your MyiLibrary Notes.  Please ensure you do this before the 21 March.

If you would like to know more about Ebooks in University of Nottingham Libraries please visit our website. Our eLibrary service status page provides information about planned, potential and actual disruptions to library online services.

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