Access to optics and photonics research has been expanded through the SPIE Digital Library. The library has started a new subscription to the Library, which provides access to more than 375,000 technical papers from the SPIE Conference Proceedings, 10 fulltext journals, and nearly 200 e-books.
Among the core services that academic libraries operate for their campuses is a software solution that enables off-campus access for faculty, students, and staff to online content licensed through the library.
Alex Sévigny created the Journal of Professional Communication to fill a void in the academic landscape. Its success is in no small part due to the fact that the journal is an open-access publication – which means that, unlike a traditional, subscription-based journal, any reader can access it for free.
Through April 11, McMaster has trial access to the SPIE Digital Library, an extensive resource for research on optics, photonics, and optical engineering. The trial provides fulltext access to journals, conference proceedings, and e-books published by SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering.
The end of the "5-minute e-book" is coming!
We've heard from many of you that this collection of e-books, which allows a five minute preview before requiring you to request longer access and wait for an approval message, is a source of frustration. We agree that one of the major advantages of e-books and other online resources is immediate availability whenever and wherever you need them!
Update: All Scholars Portal services will be available as usual on Monday August 5. The planned maintenance has been deferred to a later date.
Original message: From 5 AM Monday, August 5 through Tuesday 5 AM, GetIt linking, RefWorks, RACER, Journals and e-books from Scholars Portal will be unavailable due to planned building maintenance on the University of Toronto campus. The following is the complete list of affected services:
The McMaster Library has withdrawn from CRL, in order to allocate funds more directly to local resources. The Center, located in Chicago, collects highly specialized print and microfilm materials. While extended interlibrary loans are a benefit of membership, this service was not heavily used at McMaster. Items can still be requested through regular ILL.