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Someone using a smartphoneOne of our ebooks suppliers Dawsonera has launched a new app for the iPhone and Android. This is good news for our Access to Higher Education, Pre-Access, Women into Management (WiM), Start Your Own Enterprise and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) students.

This means that ebooks are even more mobile and our students can read them easily off site and when they are travelling. We know from sifting through our student feedback forms that students have been using ebooks on their laptops on the train so this app launch will make it even easier for them.

Follow the Dawsonera guide to Downloading  ebooks to an Android Device or Downloading ebooks onto an Apple iOS Device.

Find out how great ebooks are by watching our new Don’t Scruff the Books Use Ebooks animation on GoAnimate.

Shelf of books with ebook markedThis week our Learning Resources Centre team were showing our Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) students how to access electronic books (ebooks) on Dawsonera.

The Dawsonera ebook platform has recently been redesigned. You can now let your friends and other readers know about which ebooks you like by tweeting using  the Twitter feature or posting your recommendations on Facebook.

Our students can access Dawsonera through their OpenAthens accounts.

Book shelves and journalsOver the next two weeks we have students in for our Start Your Own Enterprise course. As part of the induction the LRC team gave a session on using the new Dawsonera ebook platform. We demonstrated how you can download a PDF of an ebook then use Read Write Gold to have the text of the ebook read back to you. Great for dyslexics and  for reinforcing what you’ve learnt as well as bed time reading. Our students and staff can access our ebooks through OpenAthens. Here’s a selection of the business ebooks we have.

On Thursday we did a session on business websites. We’ve put  these so students can get to them easily on the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The list includes gateway sites for setting up a business from scratch, sites to help with funding your business, online business magazines and libraries like the City Business Library and British Library Intellectual Property (IP) Centre which provide free seminars and access to market research and databases. Today we’ve added a number of women’s business networks to the list too.


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