Wednesday, 30 June 2010

We really want our books back!!!

We're launching a new library system in September. To help us prepare, we're holding a loan amnesty for the entire month of July.
This means you can return all your items - no questions asked, no fines charged - between Thursday 1st July and Saturday 31st July to qualify.
Please note: the amnesty applies to returned items only so any unpaid bills will stand. As we physically want to see the books returned - we've got shelf space waiting - the amnesty will not apply to phones or online renewals.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Springer eBook trial

We have trial access to over 17,000 eBook titles from the publisher Springer Verlag which complements our existing journal access to their content in the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library.

All the books have been added to iLink, the library catalogue and can also be searched via the publisher's platform.

I've just done a quick search on the publisher's platform/website for 'interprofessional education' and limited the search to book chapters and got an impressive 23 hits. Please test it out for yourself and let us know what you think using our feedback form. The collection covers many subject areas including Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Medicine and the trial lasts until 31 October 2010.

NB: Please note off campus access is possible via the Remote Desktop.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Headline news from the LRC Survey 2010

Many thanks to everyone who completed our LRC Survey 2010. We had just under 180 responses. Here are some headline figures:

87.6% of you are students
88.6% of you are full-time
45% are from the School of Health Sciences but only 4% were from the School of Drama and Creative Industries (DCI)

The majority of respondents come in to the LRC to either borrow or renew books or to use a terminal. 42 respondents came to use a quiet study space, whilst 53 respondents came in to use a multi-functional device (MFD).

We'll post further analysis from the survey over the coming months so watch this space.

Friday, 4 June 2010

A new journal linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition

It was announced last month, that a new journal is coming our way - Food & Function. RSC Publishing describe it as 'a new and exciting journal which will bring together high-impact research linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition'.

We are acquiring free access to this title so look out for it on our eJournals A-Z list soon. Their inaugural issue is due for publication at the end of 2010.