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Functional Application Manager Universitaire Bibliotheken Leiden Bibliotheekprocesondersteuning Digitale Diensten

January 2019 Update

Many improvements for the Leiden University Libraries’ Catalogue this month!

Here is a short overview of what is new:

  • “Download PDF directly”
    • You can now directly download PDFs coming from many major publishers, without navigating to their website first.
      • This is a “beta”. We will monitor usage and users response to choose wether to keep this option or not.
Leiden University - Download PDF directly

The new buttons to download PDFs directly.

  • “Search Other Libraries”
    • We have worked very hard to make sure that requesting books from other libraries will be easier than ever. You will see new links to this service around the catalogue.
  • “Sign in” message
    • To take full advantage of all our Libraries’ resources you must login. This was a little know fact, but now an invitation to sign in will appear more often to make sure users’ do not miss any of the available services or resources.
  • Improved usability on mobile devices and small screens
    • Menu buttons, favorites, and history button would disappear on mobile devices and small screens. This has been fixed.
  • “Citation Trail” (Available in February 2019)
    • You can now easily find links to cited articles and books in the article you are currently reading for many articles on our catalogue.

      Leiden University - Citation Trail

      The new “Citation Trail” buttons.

  • Improved “Renew Selected”  in My Account (Available in February 2019)
    This enhancement adds the ability to renew selected loans from the list with one click in My Account. The following renew options are supported in the Loans tab:

    • RENEW SELECTED (new) – This button appears at the top of the loan list if any but not all loans have been selected in the list. When selected, only the selected loans will be renewed.
    • RENEW ALL (existing) – This button appears at the top of the loan list when there is a single loan in the list, when no loans are selected in the list, and when all of the loans are selected in the list. When selected, it will attempt to renew all loans in the list.
    • RENEW (existing) – This button appears for a loan in the list if it can be renewed. When selected, only that loan will be renewed.
  • Various minor aesthetic changes and bug fixing.
    • These are changes you might not see, but help making the experience on our catalogue even better!

“I Cannot Request Books!”

Symptoms:

  • You select a Library you want your book to be delivered to. After clicking on the library name, the tab goes white and nothing else happens.
  • You click on “Request”, nothing happens.

Solution:

Your browser must be configured to accept third-party cookies to avoid issues while requesting books from Leiden University Libraries’ Catalogue.

  • If you have installed a Privacy plugin (Privacy Badger, Disconnect, etc.) consider disabling it when visiting the Catalogue.
  • Enable third-party cookies. Please follow these browser-specific instructions:

Google Chrome

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (PC):

  • Select the Chrome menu icon Chrome Setting.
  • Select Settings.
  • Near the bottom of the page, select Show advanced settings.
  • In the “Privacy” section, select Content settings.
  • Select Allow local data to be set (recommended).
  • Select Done.

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (Mac):

  • Open Chrome preferences click on Settings, then Show Advanced Settings.
  • Under Privacy, click on Content Settings.
  • Make sure “Block third-party cookies and site data” is not checked
  • If your browser is not listed above, please refer to your browser’s help pages.

To enable cookies in Google Chrome (Android):

  • On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  • At the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  • Tap Site settings and then Cookies.
  • Next to “Cookies,” switch the setting on.
  • To allow third-party cookies, check the box next to “Allow third-party cookies.”

Safari

To enable cookies in Safari (Mac):

  • Go to the Safari drop-down menu.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Under ‘Block cookies’ select the option ‘Never.’
  • For increased security, once you have finished using the site, please change the Privacy setting back to Always.

To enable cookies in Safari (iPhone/iPad):

  • Open your Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Safari.
  • Under Privacy & Security, select ‘Block Cookies.’
  • Select ‘Always Allow.’

Mozilla Firefox

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 3.x (PC):

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Select the checkbox labeled ‘Accept cookies from sites.’
  • Select the checkbox labeled ‘Accept third-party cookies.’
  • Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 2.x (PC):

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Select the checkbox labeled ‘Accept cookies from sites.’
  • Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox 1.x (PC):

  • Click Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the top panel.
  • Click the Cookies tab.
  • Select the checkbox labeled ‘Allow sites to set cookies.’
  • Click OK.

To enable cookies in Mozilla Firefox (Mac):

  • Go to the Firefox drop-down menu.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Click Privacy.
  • Under Cookies, select the option ‘Accept cookies from sites.’

Microsoft Internet Explorer

To enable cookies in IE 7:

  • Click Start > Control Panel. (Note: with Windows XP Classic View, click the Windows Start button > Settings > Control Panel).
  • Double-click the Internet Options icon .
  • Click the Privacy tab.
  • Click the Advanced button.
  • Select the option ‘Override automatic cookie handling’ under the Cookies section in the Advanced Privacy Settings window.
  • Select the ‘Accept’ or ‘Prompt’ option under ‘First-party Cookies.’
  • Select the ‘Accept’ or ‘Prompt’ option under ‘Third-party Cookies.’ (Note: if you select the ‘Prompt’ option, you’ll be prompted to click OK every time a website attempts to send you a cookie.)
  • In the Internet Options window, click OK to exit.

You may need to restart your browser to proceed.

Still having problems?

Please contact us through “Ask a Librarian“, we will be happy to assist you further!