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NOTE changes to eServices - eBooks, eMagazines

Posted Date: 11 January 2016

As  a result of a national tender by Libraries Development, LGMA, our eServices will be delivered on a national platform. This will mean some changes to our eServices and providers of eServices. We apologise to our patrons for any inconvenience caused due to changeover to new eServices. It is inevitable that there will be some disrpution in the transition.

  • eBooks - Our current eBooks service provided by Overdrive is still available at present. However a new eBooks provider has been selected  - Bolinda - and we expect that this eBooks platform will be available shortly. Because this is a new provider you will need to register and you will lose access to Overdrive.
  • eMagazines - Zinio will continue to be provider of eMagazines. However this is under the terms of a national subscription so patrons may lose acces to current titles. A temporary collection is available at present. We expect that this will be expanded soon. 
  • eLanguage - At present we have a subscription to Transparent Language Online. However, this will soon lapse as a new provider - Mango Languages - has been selected nationally. We advise patrons to complete language courses on TLO as soon as possible. You will have to register afresh when Mango Languages becomes available.
  • eLearning - While the same provider - Universal Class - has been selected under the national subscription, patrons will have to re-register for access. We urge patrons to complete eLearning Universal Class courses as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee continuity.
  • eReference and eHistory - there will be no changes to these services
  • eNews - a new service with acces to online newspapers will become available.

    As soon as we know more about roll out of national provision of eServices we will let you know. Again, we apologise for any disruption in the transition.

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