Archive for June, 2010

June 21, 2010

New books for the summer!

by Debbie

Here is the latest new books list. As ever, you can click on the title to be taken to the library catalogue record, and if there is an ebook version available, click the link in that column to be taken straight to it. You may be required to log in to view ebooks.

June 16, 2010

Central Library – early closure Saturday 19 June

by Debbie

To accommodate the set-up and organisation of the Summer Ball, Central Library will be closed from 4pm Saturday 19th June.
We will be reopening Sunday 20th June at 11am.

June 10, 2010

Your views on open access publishing are needed!

by Debbie

The SOAP Project (*), funded by the European Commission, would like to announce the release of an online survey to assess researchers’ experiences with open access publishing. This survey aims to inform the most comprehensive analysis of attitudes to open access publishing to date and is seeking views from a wide a range of interested parties. It is primarily aimed at active researchers in public and private organizations, from all research fields in science and the humanities and focuses on publication of research articles in (open access) peer-reviewed journals.

If you would like to contribute to shaping the public discourse on open access, please visit It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. We would appreciate if you would share this link with your work colleagues and research collaborators so that the views of your discipline are properly represented. The survey outcome will be made public and the resulting insights as well as recommendations will be openly shared with the European Commission and other research funding agencies, publishers, and libraries.

(*) Note: The SOAP consortium is coordinated by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It represents key stakeholders in open access, such as publishers BioMedCentral, SAGE and Springer; funding agencies (the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council) and libraries (the Max Planck Digital Library of the Max Planck Society). The project runs for two years, from March 2009 to February 2011.

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