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Ebooks at KPU Library

Functionality, Features, and Permissions

Mulitidisciplinary Collections:

Collection Simultaneous Users Download Options Printing, Copying, E-Mailing, etc. Permissions

Academic Ebooks (Ebsco)

 

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users. 

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal EBSCO account and have Adobe Digital Editions installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details.

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal ProQuest account and have Adobe Digital Editions (desktop/laptop) or Bluefire Reader (phone) installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details. 

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Credo Reference

Most books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books allow 1, 2, or 3 simultaneous users

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Email function is available. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

DesLibris

All subscribed books allow unlimited simultaneous users.

Some books are not included in the subscription and are not accessible.

Not Available.

Copying and pasting enabled.

Printing up to 10% of a book or report is allowed. 

 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
OverDrive

Different books have different simultaneous user access levels.

When borrowing a book using a laptop/desktop, you will be able to read it in your browser. Although you can't access the ebook through your file menu, if you leave the browser open, you can continue to read it when offline.

When borrowing a book on a device using the Libby or OverDrive app, the book will automatically download to your device and you can access it again via the app (Libby) or browser (OverDrive). 

Printing and copying/pasting are not possible in the Libby or OverDrive interfaces.

When inside the ebook, clicking on the middle of the screen brings up a menu with options to search within the book or create bookmarks.

When inside the book, clicking and holding on a word will allow you to highlight.

 

 

 

Linking to ebook record in our library catalogue or on the Libbyapp or kpu.overdrive.com websites is allowed, but you cannot link to sections within ebooks.
Sage Knowledge Unlimited  Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

Sage Research Methods Unlimited  Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

Scholars Portal Ebooks (Association of Canadian University Presses)

Some books allow single users only and some books allow multiple simultaneous users. 

After clicking on an ebook title, check the  usage terms on the left hand side. 

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format. Limits on the number of pages are displayed. 

Copying and pasting is enabled.

Downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed. 

 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating up to 15% of a book or 1 chapter of a book into electronic and print course packs and Moodle is allowed.

 

 

Subject-Specialized Collections:

Collection Simultaneous Users Download Options Printing, Copying, E-Mailing, etc. Permissions
Berg Fashion Library Unlimited Users must create a personal account to save items in folders. 

Copying and pasting enabled. 

Printing chapters enabled. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic course packs and Moodle is allowed.

Bloomsbury Design Library Unlimited Users must create a personal account to save items in folders. 

Copying and pasting enabled. 

Printing chapters enabled. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.

Incorporating reasonable amounts of content into electronic course packs and Moodle is allowed.

Skillsoft Books Unlimited Not available. 

Copying and pasting is enabled.

One page at a time can be printed via browser's print function.

No emailing functionality. 

Linking to ebooks from Moodle is allowed.
Harvard Business Ebooks Unlimited

The record for each book shows permissions.

Most books allow chapter or section downloads in DRM-free PDF format.

Most books allow full downloads for a 7 day period. Users must create a personal EBSCO account and have Adobe Digital Editions installed.  

Most books allow varying amounts of printing, copying, and emailing.

Click on the title and look at the publisher permissions section of the record for details.

Limits will also be displayed when clicking on the print/email/copy icons above the reading pane.

Chapter or section downloaded PDFs can be printed, saved, and emailed.
Not available at this time.