Library Catalogue Plus will be briefly unavailable from around 11pm this Saturday, 5th November, for an important upgrade. Ex Libris, who provide the database, believe that the upgrade will not very long to perform and that the service should only be affected for a short time.
We are currently experiencing difficulties with Athens authentication for Dawsonera ebooks preventing users accessing the ebooks. We have reported this to Dawsons who are investigating with Athens as a matter of urgency. We shall up date you as soon as we get any further news.
Our Library Catalogue Plus database provider ExLibris will be performing an upgrade of the system this coming Sunday morning, July 27th. As a result, there will be a short period of downtime while this upgrade takes effect.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
A wide range of new and updated electronic resources covering the whole spectrum of subject areas have been recently added to the Library’s virtual stock and are now available for searching on Library Catalogue Plus.
On Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July Library Catalogue Plus will be undergoing essential maintenance and upgrading work, and this may result in technical difficulties with the service over this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Library Catalogue Plus search default has now been altered from Catalogue Plus to Catalogue. This means that when you access Library Catalogue Plus you will search our Catalogue by default and will have to change to Catalogue Plus to broaden the search to include Primo Central material. This will also be the case for anyone searching from the Library’s home page.
Library Catalogue Plus, the Library’s new solution for the discovery and delivery of information resources, both electronic and print, is now live.
Library Catalogue Plus replaces the previous Library Catalogue and MetaLib,with one simple search box that allows you to search across the Library’s print holdings, electronic journals and e-books, and the information databases previously available via MetaLib.
To discover how to make the most of Library Catalogue Plus why not:
First there was the news that sound effects were being added to ebooks, now readers can interact with authors direct from their Kindle.
The first news story has attracted criticism and some news sites have stopped accepting comments. But what about the second news story, being able to ask the author questions is a good thing, isn’t it?
For interactivity closer to home, don’t forget to check out the “reviews and tags” feature on Library Catalogue Plus.
Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion in Kyoto Japan by mharrsch taken from Flickr and used under cc licence
The Library is delighted to make available a new collection of books on Japan and the Japanese. Nearly ninety books have been very kindly donated by the Nippon Foundation, Tokyo, as part of its Book Donation Scheme: 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan.
The Nippon Foundation is keen to support study and research but also hopes to encourage understanding between Japan and the UK. This is particularly timely in view of the University’s forthcoming role as host to the Japanese Olympic team in 2012 when interest in the Japanese nation and its culture is likely to increase significantly. The University also runs a number of modules relating directly to the study of Japan from a historical, political, business and cultural perspective and these books offer a valuable enhancement of our current holdings of Japan-related texts.
The collection includes books from all of the following fields: Politics, Government, International Relations, Economics, Business, Society, Culture, Literature, the Arts and History.
Simply type in “Nippon Foundation” into the Library Catalogue to view the full list of books in this exciting new collection.
Okay, I think the music industry has suffered enough. Here’s the complete listing for the Top 20:
Title / Author
Exploring corporate strategy / Johnson, Gerry
Physics of plastics / Birley, Arthur W.
Key methods in geography
Foundations of sport and exercise psychology / Weinberg, Robert S.
Principles and practice of marketing / Jobber, David
Management accounting / Seal, W. B.
Motor control and learning / Schmidt, Richard A.
Engineering mechanics / Meriam, J. L.
Corporate finance / Hiller, David et al.
Cognitive psychology / Smith, Edward E.
Exercise physiology / McArdle, William D.
Work psychology / Arnold, John
Geographies of global change / Johnston, R.J.
Financial accounting theory / Deegan, Craig
Macroeconomics / Williamson, Stephen D.
Interactive behaviour at work / Guirdham, Maureen.
Social psychology / Hogg, Michael A.
Motor learning and performance / Schmidt, Richard A.
The biomechanics of sports techniques / Hay, James G.
Social psychology in sport /Jowett, Sophia
Why not have a look through your Reading Lists to see how many of these are making your own Top Twenty reading for the semester? Don’t forget, if you want any of these books, remember to check the library catalogue for their availability first.