FT.com for the Cambridge reader

Cambridge University Library and the Marshall Library of Economics are delighted to announce that all University of Cambridge members now have access, both within the University and from anywhere in the world, to the Financial Times online direct via the FT‘s website, FT.com.

The Financial Times is the world’s premier newspaper for business and economics.

The FT.com can be accessed on campus direct to https://www.ft.com or off campus via Raven (Shibboleth Single Sign-On) using this link.

Links to the FT.com can be found on the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z, the LibGuide for Newspapers, and via iDiscover.

To get the most out of your access, create an account on FT.com by clicking the “Sign in” link on the FT.com site.  Cambridge users can enter their cam.ac.uk email address and create an account.  After creating your account you can access your FT.com content via the Single Sign-On (SSO) button which will recognise you as a member of the University.

The FT.com App for Android and iOS can be downloaded from the App Store or from Google Play.  For more information see here.

The FT describes itself as “one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.”

FT.com access significantly enhances the Cambridge reader’s existing access via Factiva and ABI/Inform, providing up-to-the-minute news coverage, all statistical sources and their full visualization online, personalization of content, and companies and markets data.

Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas.

From the Intellect website for the journal:

“Formerly published as Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, the journal is dedicated to the study of the cinemas of Spain, Spanish and Portuguese speaking South, Central and North America, including the Caribbean and Brazil. Our target readership includes students, teachers and scholars. The double-blind peer reviewed journal is written in English and/or Spanish to maximize the opportunities for contact between academic disciplines such as Media, Film Studies, Latin American and Post- colonial Studies, as well as Hispanic Studies, thereby encouraging an inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary focus.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 15 (2018) to present.

Access Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas via the Journal Search or from the iDiscover record.

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OA2020: Some short answers to big questions

A new blog post on OA2020 provides some short answers to big questions.

The open access landscape is highly complex, and the academic community does well to reflect on the ambitions, progress and impact of the many approaches that are working toward an open information environment.

When considering the Open Access 2020 Initiative, some have raised the question of what OA2020 is about. OA2020 is not prescriptive in its approach and embraces any number of strategies aimed at systematically removing our financial investment in the paywall system controlled by the large commercial publishers and shifting those funds to support open access publishing models. For some communities, this might mean engaging in big deal subscription cancellationscommitting a portion of institutional funds toward a scholarly commonspublisher negotiations, or other methods. The common denominator is simply the OA2020 call to divest of the subscription system and invest in open access–whatever that process looks like for your community.

Others have also asked whether negotiating transitional agreements—just one of any number of strategies which align with the overall objectives of OA2020—might perpetuate the dominance of the large commercial publishers and put under-funded researchers at a disadvantage. This question and more have been addressed in a recent blog post which sheds light on the approach, strategies and goals of OA2020. https://oa2020.org/2018/04/17/some-short-answers-to-big-questions/

Re-posted from the LibLicense-L Discussion Forum <LIBLICENSE-L@LISTSERV.CRL.EDU>.

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments trial access

The University of Cambridge now has trial access to the complete journal collections from JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments.

Access the trial on campus via https://www.jove.com/

You can also create an account if you use an email address in the Cambridge domain – cam.ac.uk – which will provide access for the trial (“Create an account” on the green LOG IN tab top right on https://www.jove.com).

Trial access ends on 7 May 2018.  Please send your feedback to library@ch.cam.ac.uk.

The University currently subscribes to the JoVE collections in Biology, Neuroscience, and Immunology and Infection.  The trial provides access to all the published collections in JoVE.

JoVE is an innovative publication that consists in providing video demonstrations with protocols in the physical and life sciences.  The ability for scientists to see video demonstrations – rather than textual descriptions only – of experiments significantly improves scientific reproducibility and productivity in the laboratory.

Off campus options for access:


or via Shibboleth (Insitutional) login on the JoVE site (green LOG IN tab top right on https://www.jove.com and then “Sign in with Shibboleth” option).


Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection on Drama Online: Trial access

Trial access is now available to the Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection on Drama Online.

Access the trial on campus here or off campus here

The trial is active now and runs until 31 May 2018.  Please send your feedback to: efllib@hermes.cam.ac.uk.

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. The RSC produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.

In 2013 the company began live screenings of its Shakespeare productions, captured in The RSC Live Collection. In 2016-17 the company collaborated with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios to stage The Tempest, bringing performance capture to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for the very first time.

Screen studies

Trial access is now available to the new resource Screen studies.  The trial is available until 14 May 2018 and can be accessed on campus only from this link


Please send your feedback to ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you.

Screen Studies is a digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond – offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.

It comprises a collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history. Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies is a resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.