This is certainly the time of year for changes – a couple of weeks ago we announced TLELP. Today, we’re announcing access to WISCAL, Wisconsin’s shared collection for academic libraries. Using the Overdrive software, you can check out a wide variety of e-books and read them on your computer, tablet or phone.
Use your SHSST email login to access thousands of e-books by going to this site. You must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your device, or you can read it using your browser. For additional help, click here.
The Leo Dehon Library has joined the Theological Libraries e-Book Lending Project, known as TLELP. TLELP is a group of independent libraries that save money by purchasing religious and theological eBooks direct from publishers, to then securely lend those resources, rather than the more usual leasing of content. In similar fashion to print book purchasing, TLELP libraries purchase specific eBooks for their own collections usually allowing one simultaneous user for each copy purchased. Currently, TLELP libraries have acquired nearly 900 unique titles, with many available as multiple copies for all patrons to borrow. Our publishers have agreed to allow TLELP libraries to share their collections with the other libraries in this consortium. We feel this is an excellent service to offer our students, particularly those participating in either the Cor Unum or Adveniat Regnum Tuum pathways for the MA program.
Sacred Heart students, faculty, and staff can access this great resource here; use you SH email login to gain full access. You can view a video introducing this resource here.
Doing some last-minute research for papers? Homily idea just not coming? Check out the possibilities for different topics in our Online Access To Journals guide. This guide is arranged by subject area. Simply click on the title and off you go. (You will need to login to Topcat in order to get at the journals.)
We are pleased to announced that Sacred Heart patrons now have access to a wonderful collection of theological e-books through the TLELP consortium. The Theological Libraries E-book Lending Project is an exciting cooperative adventure in which each participating library has licensing agreements with publishers that allow us to purchase our own e-books, and loan them to consortial members.
Sacred Heart students, faculty, and staff can use their SH login information to access the collection. More details about using the collection are in our LibGuide.
TLELP was launched in July 2016 by 13 ATLA libraries. According to Donna Campbell, project leader and technical services/systems librarian at Westminster Theological Seminary, “Libraries have the ability to buy e-books on a title-by-title basis rather than huge packages.” One item that makes TLELP unique is that the publishers are allowing member libraries to loan their e-books within the consortium, an almost-unheard-of development at this stage of the digital game.