Author Topic: New "cloud account" for the MEPSI library  (Read 1403 times)

Tad Mackie

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New "cloud account" for the MEPSI library
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 09:38:06 AM »
Unfortunately, the "cloud account" used for the past several years to facilitate downloading digital files from the library has apparently failed.  As a result your librarian has activated a new account, with GoogleDrive.  This will work somewhat the same as the previous ADrive account;

     1) Member requests/purchases one of the library's downloadable digital files
     2) Librarian generates a link to the file and emails it to the Member
     3) Member uses the link to download the file, reporting any problems/issues to the librarian

The new account has been established and appears to work as intended. 

HOWEVER, there is a quirk that downloading members need to be aware of:

Most of the library digital files are very large - GoogleDrive attempts to 1) preview, and 2) scan for viruses each file before it downloads it - but in many cases the library files are too large for GoogleDrive to do that, and so a message is generated to that effect - but in each case the file can still be downloaded by clicking on the "Blue button" that appears just below the respective message.  So in this case you will need to click the blue buttons to download the file.

Also, please be aware that some of these files can not be read by browsers such as Chrome, Interrnet Explorer, Edge, etc. - You will need the (free) Adobe Reader.

Regards,

Tad Mackie
MEPSI Librarian
« Last Edit: April 29, 2017, 09:15:34 AM by Tad Mackie »