Monday, 31 August 2015

Further results from the LRC Survey 2015

Here are some further results from the LRC Survey 2015.
  • 49% agreed or strongly agreed that we provided a service which was right first time
  • 62% thought that the LRC staff were willing to help
  • 56% thought the LRC staff were courteous
  • 58% agreed or strongly agreed that the staff were approachable
  • 63% thought we gave a prompt service
When we asked what you did in the LRC on your last visit, most either used a computer or borrowed a book.

We also asked for feedback on the LRC speedgates, and whether you liked the idea of us keeping them open - so you don't have to swipe in or out.  This proved overwhelmingly popular, so we're doing it again this year.

We'll have more feedback soon, so watch this space!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

LRC Survey 2015

Many thanks to everyone who completed our 2015 LRC survey.  We had just over 70 responses.  Here are some headline figures:

96% are students - of which 98% are full time with an even split in School representation - 53% from ASSAM and 47% from Health Sciences.

  • 56% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC provided a good range of facilities and services
  • 69% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC was clean
  • 52% agreed or strongly agreed that the LRC had modern, good quality equipment
  • However, only 49% agreed or strongly agreed the LRC's atmosphere and appearance was appealing

We take all comments and findings into account when updating our operational plan, which can also be found on the university website.

Please keep reading the blog and we'll post further analysis over the coming months.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Science Classic

The LRC now has access to Science Classic. Published by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, this provides full text archival content of the journal Science, 1880-1996.
Access is via our Databases A-Z:

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Palgrave Macmillan Journal Access


The publisher Palgrave Macmillan have opened up access to all their journal content for the month of March.   

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Creative industries : critical readings and concepts

New 4 volume reference work in stock for cultural management students! Click on link for more information:

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Business Research Methods

To support the module B3136 Business Research Methods a new resources page has been created on the Business Management subject guide:

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Electronic Resources

The Library has made some changes to its electronic resources for 2015:
ScienceDirect - the journals we have access to have moved to electronic only, with the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology being added to the list.
BMJ journals - these have also moved to electronic only. We still retain access to the print+electronic versions of the BMJ itself.
Taylor and Francis - We have taken the new Social Sciences and Humanities deal. Journals have moved to electronic only.
Wiley - we will have access to the full collection of electronic journals via SHEDL (Scottish Higher Education Digital Library)
RCN titles - Current material is no longer available from CINAHL, however existing content to Nov 2014 will remain available. We have placed orders for 3 titles – Nurse Researcher, Nursing Management and Nursing Older People.
American Psychological Association - We have cancelled our 6 print titles and subscribed to the new Eduserv deal for psycarticles
HeinOnline and Westlaw - Subscriptions to these law databases have been taken out to support the new MSC in Dispute Resolution.
The electronic journals Gastronomica and Food and Foodways have also been purchased to support the MSc in Gastronomy.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Atrium 24/7

This a reminder that the Atrium (the area on the way down to the cafĂ©) - is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Terminals are available for you to access all our electronic resources once the LRC is closed.

Library Fiction Collection

If you are looking for some light reading and a break from studying.... look no further than the LRC's Fiction Collection! Located outside quiet study room 1123, there is a wide range of novels to suit all tastes. Have a look now!