Archive for December, 2008

December 18, 2008

Christmas opening @ Central library

by Debbie

christmas-tree1The Central Library will close at 13.00 on Tuesday 23rd December and reopen at 08.30 on Monday 5th January 2009. Opening hours for department libraries can be found here.

For information on vacation loans, please see our previous post.

December 17, 2008

Central Library reference only access 20 – 21 December 2008

by Debbie

Due to a systems upgrade the Central Library Welcome and Issue Desks will be closed on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December. A reference only service will be in operation.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

December 12, 2008

Resource of the Month: ENVIROnetBASE

by Debbie

ENVIROnetBASE is a website which contains over 400 online textbooks. These are available as full text pdfs, and cover subject areas such as Ecological Economics, Environmental Engineering and many others. The file below lists all the titles currently available. To view one, copy the URL and paste it into your browser.

Titles in ENVIROnetBASE

Some of the titles are listed separately on the library catalogue, but not all are, so it’s well worth checking out the site and seeing whether there’s something useful for you. To search the site, follow the instructions here.

Access to ENVIROnetBASE is by IP recognition. If you are off campus, you can access it via the VPN.

December 4, 2008

Christmas vacation loan arrangements

by Debbie

The loan arrangements for the Christmas vacation are now up on the library website.

Please note the following special arrangements for the Central Library:

  • From Saturday 13 December, short and standard loans will be issued on request to Monday 12 January to all borrowers, providing there are still 4 copies in the library.
  • From 09.00 on Friday 19 December, core texts will be issued to 11.00 on Monday 5 January.
  • Please ask if you want any books issued for the vacation, otherwise the usual loan periods will apply.
December 2, 2008

ScienceDirect saved searches and alerts

by Debbie

From Friday 16th January 2009 you will no longer need to use your Athens login to access ScienceDirect as the Library’s login system to ScienceDirect is changing. You use the new system in much the same way as you used Athens but following Friday 16th January you should select “Institutional login” and then “UK Access Management Federation”.

If you have created a personal profile to save alerts or searches at ScienceDirect, please note that when we change from Athens these alerts and searches will not be transferred to the new system.

To ensure you keep your alerts and searches, please make a note of those you want to continue before the changeover. After the changeover date, you can set up your alerts and searches again. Please contact Katharine if you need any help.

The new system will allow you to login with your College username and password as you did with the Athens system so you need make no other changes to continue to access ScienceDirect.

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