Thursday, October 10, 2013

JCU Alumni access

From the Feedback Box:

I am a distance education student of Southern Cross University and a JCU Alumni. I was very happy to be given alumni membership. However, it has proved quite useless in that I cannot access ejournals or ebooks, only hard copy books. There is so much talk about the 'education revolution' and the 'knowledge economy'. I am extremely disheartened to find that in 21st century Australia, these concepts are still only talk. Very disappointing JCU.

Library Response:

The license agreements of almost all our online resources restrict access to staff and currently enrolled students. We are also licensed to provide access to members of the general community using designated terminals in our Townsville and Cairns libraries.

JCU Alumni have access to two Library databases, ProQuest and Going Global. These are accessible via the Benefits tab at The ProQuest database includes ejournals across a number of disciplines.

It is acknowledged that the library services available to Alumni provides access to a limited range of scholarly literature. A more complete range of library resources to support studies being undertaken should be available from the library of the enrolling institution.
Thank you for your comments.
Kim Lewin Associate Director Information and Research Services : Library and Information Services : Eddie Koiki Mabo Library James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811

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