If you do not have an EHESS account, please see the CLA website for more information about signing up, please see here.
Once you are setup with your EHESS account please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to integrate you account with the DCS. The below article covers the following points:
Please send the following info to email@example.com:
- Your EHESS account number (which takes the form XX-XXX where X is always numeric). This may also be referred to as the Customer Key.
- Your EHESS API password
- Whether you are a pay monthly, or pay in advance customer
If you are struggling to find the above information, please request this from the BL on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirming the setup in BL On Demand
Once CLA DCS support team has notified you that the account has been set up in the DCS, please go to the following webpage: https://api.bldss.bl.uk/applications.
Log on using the username and password created for your British Library On Demand online account. The credentials used must be either for an Account Manager or Administrator.
All you have to do now is click on the created button.
The status should then change to confirmed. You can now make EHESS orders through the DCS.
If you wish, you can change your institution's settings so that users receive email notifications when there is a status change to your EHESS orders (they can be 'Awaiting HEI review', 'Failed', 'Supplied by CLA' or 'Closed'). To do this, go to the 'My institution' tab and scroll down to where it says 'British Library Configuration'. Here you will see a tick box - tick this and then scroll down to the bottom of your page and click 'Update'.
The user who created the request will be sent a simple email letting them know their order has an update and offering a link directly to the request. If you would prefer not to receive these updates then simply leave the settings as they currently are.
Once you are setup on the system you can order EHESS copies in the DCS. Please see our detailed instruction guide on using EHESS in the DCS here.
You can find all of our articles about EHESS here.
You can find our company page about the EHESS service here.
We are running a pilot scheme with the British Library for HEIs that wish to pay a copyright fee to purchase digitised extracts where a scan has already been sourced from the DCS or elsewhere, until 31 July 2022. Further information can be found here.