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Dear Patrons

We receive reports that some Full Text are not available in ERIC database through ProQuest and EBSOhost. The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) has temporarily disabled access to many of its full text ERIC documents, due to privacy concerns.

Full Text from ERIC through EBSCOhost and ProQuest is unavailable until further notice. Although a search result may indicate that full text is available from ERIC, attempts to access the full text will only lead to a page that says PDF files are currently unavailable.

Dear ERIC Community,

In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents.

Although these documents had been publicly available in microfiche for many years, the advent of Internet search engines has made it easier to find this information. Our number one concern is to ensure that any full-text documents we provide do not violate any individual’s privacy. We believe that if any of us were to have our privacy compromised by an ERIC document, we would want the same consideration.

We are seeking to restore access to documents as soon as possible. In order to restore access to ERIC, we have to check every document to see if it contains personally identifiable information. Due to the quality of many of the documents, a large portion of the search has to be done by hand. This is a large undertaking and we are in the process of hiring a team to help restore access in a fast and responsive manner. We hope to get this team in place by late September and releasing large numbers of ERIC documents by the end of October. We will continue to release documents after that point on a rolling basis.

To minimize the burden on our users, we will prioritize searching the documents that users request. If you would like to request a PDF to be returned online, please fill out this form. Documents will be returned on a rolling basis and may take several weeks, but we are working as fast as possible.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and want to thank you for bearing with us through this unexpected delay.

The ERIC Team

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is unable to provide an estimated resolution time for this problem. We are sorry for any inconvenience and will let you know when the issue is resolved.

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Dear Valued Patrons,

In an effort to expand access to online resources and services, Tan Sri Dr. Abdullah Sanusi Digital Library has released an updated version of the website that is optimized for handheld, web-enabled mobile phones and devices. You can use the mobile interface to:

  • Browse the collection
  • Download Past Year Questions
  • Check your account
  • Renew Checked-Out items

http://library.oum.edu.my/oumlib/m/search

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Dear Valued Patron

UniSearch┬« is a new customised searching experience based on the EBSCOhost interface you already know. UniSearch┬« allows you to search all of the library’s electronic resources simultaneously and provides you with current availability information on library catalogue items. Results from any electronic resource can be saved to your personal My EBSCOhost folder, and your saved Preferences are available using UniSearch┬« (EBSCOhost Discovery Service).

With UniSearch┬«, you can:

  • Find everything you need for researching in one place
  • Get convenient access to all of the libraryÔÇÖs full-text content
  • A rapid return of comprehensive, relevant search results

For more information, see a librarian or start using UniSearch┬« now!

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Dear Valued Patron

We are pleased to share with you that EBSCOhost is now accessible via you iOS devices (iPad, iPod and iPhone) and Android Devices. Now you can conveniently search the Library subscribed EBSCO’s research databases anytime and anywhere on your internet connected mobile devices using the EBSCOhost Mobile.

Accessing EBSCOhost from any of these applications will allow you to use EBSCOhost database on your mobile devices for 9 Months. Don’t have to login for 9 months. Isn’t that great!!

Please follow these steps to start using EBSCOhost on your mobile devices:

  1. Go to iTunes or Google Play on your phone. (See below for QR Codes)
  2. Once the EBSCOhost iPhone or Android Application has been installed you will need to authenticate the application with EBSCOhost.
  3. Click the EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Applications link at the bottom of any EBSCO page and enter your email address. An email with an authentication key will be sent to you. (Please refer to the image below)
  4. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.
  5. The application may be used for 9 months without having to relog again, after which you will need to repeat process no. 3 to continue using the application on your devices.

iTunes QR Code for EBSCOhost Mobile App

Android QR Code for EBSCOhost Mobile App

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Klinik Maklumat Perpustakaan (KMP) adalah program perkhidmatan bimbingan dan pendidikan kepada pelanggan perpustakaan di Kampus Utama Open University Malaysia, Jalan Tun Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Matlamat utama adalah untuk membina kemahiran mengakses pelbagai bahan dan sumber maklumat secara berkesan serta membimbing pelanggan supaya mampu mengguna bahan dan perkhidmatan Perpustakaan dengan cekap, berkesan dan berdikari. KMP dijalankan secara berterusan dan ditawarkan kepada semua pelajar dan kakitangan OUM. Klinik ini dijalankan dalam kaedah temujanji atau ‘walk in’.

Waktu perkhidmatan KMP adalah mengikut waktu operasi perpustakaan. Setiap sesi adalah selama 30 minit. Anda akan dibantu oleh pustakawan profesional.

Sesi pertama akan bermula pada 8hb Mei 2012.  Sila emailkan temujanji anda kepada mhafiz [at] oum [dot] edu [dot] my atau datang terus ke kaunter perpustakaan untuk mendapatkan perkhidmatan ini.

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