Archive for February, 2012

February 16, 2012

New books in the library February 2012

by Debbie

Here’s the latest list of new books which have been added to the library’s Environmental Technology collection.

As ever, if you have any suggestions for books that you’d like the library to purchase, please email Katharine.

February 7, 2012

Spiral top twenty downloads for January 2012

by Debbie

The list of the top 20 downloads from Spiral for January 2012 is now available to view on the Library website.

Spiral, the Digital Repository for research output of Imperial College London, aims to:

  • increase the visibility of the College’s research publications
  • allow free and open access to all material added to it, and
  • provide links to academics’ professional web pages

To find out more about Spiral, click here.

February 1, 2012

New, improved Document Delivery service

by Debbie

From the beginning of February 2012 Imperial College will be moving onto the new British Library Document Supply Service (BLDSS). Once the system is implemented you will gain the following benefits:

  • All documents, when available, will be delivered in colour.
  • Articles supplied as hardcopy will be in an A4 sized stapled booklet format (A3 folded in half).
  • Users will receive reminders if they have not downloaded documents supplied to them electronically 7 days before the end of the 30 day download period.
  • The current loan period will be extended from 3 weeks to 5 weeks.

During the deployment period the current service will not be disrupted.

There will be a change to the email address for documents sent by the British Library Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) service. The sender’s name will appear as This should be added to your approved or safe senders list in Outlook so you do not delete the email.

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