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Requesting and Downloading ebook Spring 2021 Semester: Home

Faculty Requests for Courses

When faculty are requesting ebooks for Spring 2021 course reserves, it is important to obtain the following information and pass on to reserves@sandiego.edu: 

  • When the faculty member needs it by and if it is required reading for students.
  • How many students are enrolled in the course.
  • How much of the ebook they plan to use (this will help us determine whether we can locate a chapter or purchase the entire ebook).

All other faculty ebook requests can be selected in GOBI.

Other things to consider:

  • If an ebook requested for reserves is only available as a 1-user, the library will purchase two copies and monitor turnaways throughout the semester. If more copies are needed, the liaisons will be contacted.
  • When a patron is trying to check out/read an ebook that is already being used (following the one-user or three-user model), the patron will be notified that the ebook is in use. Both vendors will notify clers@sandiego.edu when there is a turnaway for an ebook. After two turnaways, clers@sandiego.edu will notify the liaison to see if an additional copy should be purchased.

 

User Models

General user models: 

1-user: This model allows one person access the ebook at a time.

3-user: This model allows access to three concurrent users.

Unlimited user/Multi-user: This model allows titles to be available on an unlimited access basis to all users.

Downloading ebooks with EBSCO

Downloading EBSCO ebooks:

*EBSCO allows users to download certain ebooks and individual chapters. You can find helpful information here.

**Patrons do not need to download the ebook in order to read it. They can read it straight from the platform. Downloading is helpful if they plan to read the ebook when they do not have access to the internet.  

EBSCO allows us to set permissions for all of our owned ebooks, however, it does not allow us to set permissions for specific titles. We currently have it so patrons can download ebooks (book or chapter) for one day. If a patron would like to download an ebook through EBSCO, they must have an account through EBSCOhost

 

Downloading ebook Permissions with ProQuest

Downloading ProQuest ebooks:

*ProQuest allows users to download certain ebooks and individual chapters. You can find helpful information and instructions on their LibGuide.

**Patrons do not need to download the ebook in order to read it. They can read it straight from the platform. Downloading is helpful if they plan to read the ebook when they do not have access to the internet.  

ProQuest allows us to set general permissions for all ebooks we own. We currently have it set up so all ebooks that are 1-user and non-linear can only be downloaded/checked out for 1 day. We allow 3-user copies to be downloaded for 3 days, except one of the copies is only allowed to be downloaded for 1 day. This will allow one copy to be available everyday.

ProQuest also allows us to set permissions for specific titles. Depending on how it will be used in the classroom, we can allow copies to be downloaded for more than the general permissions. We can also remove downloading permissions if a 1-user copy is going to be used in a course.