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February 6, 2013

Text an attendant in the Central Library

by Debbie

A3-Text-an-attendant-Jan-2013_for_webYou might have seen this poster up around the Central Library. During February, we are trialling a Text an Attendant service, which will allow you to send a text if you are being disturbed in a quiet or silent study area, and we will do our best to investigate. All you need to do is text your location e.g. level 4 journals or level 2 PCs to 020 7594 8883.

January 17, 2013

Science Online Conference: London Watch Party

by Debbie

ScienceOnline Watch PartyThis year, the Science Online conference (held in North Carolina) will be broadcast at official “watch parties” around the world.

At the London Watch Party we will be watching and discussing three conference sessions (including one live broadcast), with plenty of time to meet other attendees.

Saturday 2nd February 5pm – 11pm

Imperial College Union Cinema

Registration £5

See Eventbrite for registration and payment info.

See Science Online conference London Watch Party for further details.

Twitter: @Scio13WPLondon

September 28, 2012

Welcome!

by Debbie

Hello, and welcome to the Imperial College Library blog for Environmental Technology. This blog should help you keep informed about library news, new resources, and other interesting information. You can either subscribe to the RSS feed, or if you prefer to get information by email, you can subscribe here.

If you’re a new student, then you might like to visit the library website, where you can find all the information you need to start using the library; there’s also a welcome message from the Director of Library Services. We’ll be meeting you all at the Library Induction on 3rd October, and then again at your two training sessions which will help you get the most out of all the library has to offer.

If you have a question, please contact us (see the Get in touch! page), or leave us a comment here on the blog.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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 noreply@bldss.bl.uk. This should be added to your approved or safe senders list in Outlook so you do not delete the email.

June 2, 2011

Getting the books you want is now easier

by Debbie

Girl with books
We’ve changed the way that you reserve books. Changes include:

  • When you reserve a book, all the copies we have in stock at all our libraries are now reserved for you, so you should get your books more quickly.
  • You can choose which library you want to pick the book up from, and to specify the date after which you will no longer need it.

This system also replaces the inter-campus loans system. As before, if there is a copy on the shelf at your pickup library, you won’t be able to request a copy from somewhere else. These changes should mean that you get a copy of the book you need more quickly.

For more information on the changes to the system, please see the news item on the library website.

June 1, 2011

RCSU Science Challenge 2011 – win up to £2000!

by Debbie

Essay writingThis year’s RCSU Science Challenge is under way.

From their website:

The RCSU Science Challenge is an annual competition run by the Royal College of Science Faculty Union, and generously funded by the Faculty of Natural Sciences here at Imperial College London. The challenge is an essay competition that aims to encourage scientific debate, reasoning and the communication of science in a public-friendly context. Entries in this two-category competition are open to all students of Imperial College (not Faculty specific) and (in a separately judged category) students at school or college in the United Kingdom.

There are four essay questions to choose from, and you’ll need to write 800 words. The questions and full submission criteria can be found on the RSCU Science Challenge website.

February 24, 2011

Central Library Store Service re-opens

by Debbie


We are happy to tell you that the Central Library Store Service is operational again. Collection of items from the store will be made at the revised times of 12.00 and 16.00.

You can see more information about the service here.

February 7, 2011

Potential delays to document delivery services at the British Library

by Debbie


Traces of asbestos have been found in storage buildings at the British Library in Boston Spa. This means some areas will be closed temporarily and certain services may be unavailable.

Work has started on the removal of the asbestos and will continue through 2011. Up to 30% of document delivery material may be affected.

However the British Library is prioritising universities such as Imperial College London for any document delivery requests they receive. The Library will of course be looking for other locations to fulfil document delivery requests if delays occur.

October 1, 2010

Welcome!

by Debbie

Hello, and welcome to the Imperial College Library blog for Environmental Technology. This blog should help you keep informed about library news, new resources, and other interesting information. You can either subscribe to the RSS feed, or if you prefer to get information by email, you can subscribe here.

If you’re a new student, then you might like to visit the 6 steps for new students section of the library website, where you can find all the information you need to start using the library.

If you’re a returning student or member of staff, you will notice some changes here in the Central Library. Over the summer, we’ve re-organised the books into a single sequence. You can read more about the project on the library website. This means that most books are now in a new location, as follows:

  • Level 2: 000 – 532
  • Level 4: 533 – 599
  • Level 5: 600 – 999

Some useful classmarks are:

    303.8 – Research Methods
    330.13 – Environmental Impact Assessment
    333.7 – Environmental economics
    333.707 – Environmental reports
    333.79 – Energy Policy
    339.5 – Environmental policy
    347.24 – Environmental Law
    363.738 – Climate change
    574.3 – Ecology
    614.71 – Air pollution
    620.9 – Renewable energy
    628.5 – Environmental pollution

There are also new additions to the catalogue, in the form of QR codes and the ability to share entries on Facebook, twitter and delicious. Read more about these changes here.

If you have a question, please contact us (see the Get in touch! page), or leave us a comment here on the blog.

We look forward to hearing from you!

July 20, 2010

New library website launched

by Debbie

The Library has launched a new website which has been designed to make it easier for you to find the things you need and reflects the feedback we have received from last year’s student survey, a student focus group and library staff.

The homepage has a simpler design with links to most frequently used pages like the library catalogue, electronic journals and book renewals easily available. The menu headings are clearer and the content has been restructured to make it easier to find.

Look out for the following new features:

And if you would like to send us your comments please use our feedback form

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