Friday, 26 July 2013

Extension to opening hours over the summer

By popular demand, the Library will remain open until 22.30 on weekdays from 29th July to 13th September.
The Issue and Help Desks will close at 20.00 but you will be able to borrow and return items via the self service machines.

We will be monitoring usage of the Library during these extended hours and, if it is popular, we hope to be able to repeat this throughout future summer vacations.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Web Of Knowledge platform upgrade - this Sunday

Web Of Knowledge upgrade  - Sunday 28 July

Web of Knowledge and ResearcherID maintenance/upgrade will begin on Sunday July 28 2013 at 1500 BST, ending by Monday July 29 2013 at 0300 BST.

Web of Knowledge and ResearcherID may not be available intermittently during the above times. Thomson Reuters would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause.

A summary of the changes is below:
Did You Mean
• Did You Mean spelling corrections are suggested for terms searched in the topic and title fields of all products.
Auto-Suggest for Publication Name
• When searching by publication name, you will see an alphabetical list of suggested publication names to complete your search.

Portuguese and Spanish Interfaces
• Researchers who speak Brazilian Portuguese or Latin American Spanish can now access Web of Knowledge in their local language.
Streamlined Sign In / Registration
• Sign In and Registration processes have been moved into overlays – so you don’t have to leave your current page or search to use your Web of Knowledge ID and personalization features.

Quick Output of Records
• Output options have been consolidated into one easy to use menu for quick access. Completing the output is done through an overlay, guiding you through the process without disrupting your work flow.

EndNote Online
• EndNote online accounts now have 2 GB of storage space for your PDF attachments.

• ORCID now has an import wizard for ResearcherID – giving you expanded methods of exchanging publication data between your ResearcherID and ORCID accounts.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A selection of recent new books

Here are a selection of the new books we have been getting in over the summer so far.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

More on the improvement works - study room available

From tomorrow until the 22nd of August, Room 417 will be available for you to study in if you find the building works in the Library too disturbing.

The room has been block booked for this purpose from 9am to 5pm every day.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Improvement works going on over the summer

We're improving things over the summer.

Unfortunately, that means there will be some work going on in the Library. From Monday 22nd July, contractors will be carrying out electrical work on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the library to install power points at all study desks. This will involve loud drilling and will last until the end of August.

The good news is that you will be able to plug your laptop in at those desks once the work is complete.

We are also sprucing up our appearance - new carpet will be laid on Level 1 during the same period.

We apologise for any disruption this will cause

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Possible noise from filming nearby

There will be filming taking place from 9pm nearby, in Malet Place, tonight and over the next two evenings involving vampires, fires & explosions! You may hear some noise from 9pm tonight. From tomorrow we will be closing at 8pm so the noise won't disturb us.