Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection trial

The University of Portsmouth now has full trial access until 15th March 2017 to the Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection, comprising over 950 online video lectures and case studies by recognizable leading world experts on marketing, management, finance, accounting, strategy, and more.  It even comes with its own quick start guide.

Click here to explore the trial video materials.

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And now for something completely different…

It’s all getting far too serious on here, so here is a little advertising satire from across ‘the Pond’.

 

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Planned ProQuest ebook and database service downtime (Sunday 29th January 2017)

One of our main suppliers, ProQuest, has scheduled major maintenance from 3.00 – 11.00 am on Sunday 29th January 2017 (GMT).   Please try to plan your work around this ti.  The following services may be unavailable for some or all of this 8 hour maintenance window:

Ebooks

  • Ebook Central
  • MyiLibrary

Databases

  • Art & Architecture Archive
  • British Periodicals
  • Country Life Archive
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
  • Film Index International
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Proquest Dissertations & Theses UK & Ireland
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer
  • Vogue Archive
  • Women’s Wear Daily Archive

 

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Group study room disruption (2-3 February 2017)

The remaining group study room door control boxes will be replaced with modern touch-screen panels next Thursday – Friday, 2-3 February 2017.

Room booking availability

It has been necessary to close all the group study rooms for a short period.  Only the group study rooms on the second floor can be booked on Thursday 2nd February and only the group study rooms on the first floor will be available for booking on Friday 3rd February.

Drilling noise

Each room needs to have a small bracket affixed to the existing wall plate.  This will require a small amount of drilling.  We will try to minimise disruption, particularly on the second floor.

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Wireless network upgrade

Information Services are in the process of replacing all of the wireless access points in the Library with the newest versions to ensure we continue to offer the fastest and most reliable service possible.  From around 7.30 am tomorrow (Thursday 19th January), a cherry picker will be operating in Area 2B to allow engineers to replace the boxes attached to the ceiling.

We do not expect any disruption to the University wireless network but if you experience any problems please ask an IT Helper at the Support Services Desk in Area 0A in the first instance between 8am and midnight; between midnight and 8am please call the IS Service Desk on 023 9284 7777 for assistance or call 7777 for free from the red telephone booth in Area 0A.

 

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Problems Accessing JSTOR from Off Campus

There is currently a problem accessing JSTOR from off campus. After attempting to login users are receiving the following message ‘Your session has been logged out. It is recommended that you close your browser to complete the termination of this session‘.

JSTOR are currently investigating this problem.

Possible Workaround: You may find that if, after receiving this message, you do your search again and then attempt to login a second time that you will be able to access the article you need.

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Student led change in action: loanable laptops and the dawn of flexible working

Client helping themselves to a loanable laptopNot so long ago we didn’t even have loanable laptops. We saw how much you love using them and so have made hundreds more available every year since! Just one of the successes of student led change.  We are always looking for ways to improve the Library and invariably find our clients the greatest source of inspiration and innovation. If you have an idea for something you would like to see, jot it down and pop it in the red post box in Area 0A or let us know through our Online Suggestion Box.

Your Library was designed around the way you showed us you want to work, with open plan spaces and flexible, movable furniture, fast wireless computer network, a café at its heart, and everything you need for a flexible day’s study within easy reach. With everything in one place, you only need leave for a change or a break.

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Elgar Research Reviews link resolver problem

The “Find it in your Library” buttons within Elgar Research Reviews are not working correctly.  We are working with the supplier to remedy this.

Workaround: Click the Find the article through the “Locate using Google Scholar” link.  This will reliably find the review in the Library collection.

More information about Elgar Research Reviews is available in this recent blog post.

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Group study room disruption (30-31 January 2017)

Update 18.01.17 – This work has been rescheduled for Thursday – Friday, 2-3 February 2017.

The remaining group study room door control boxes will be replaced with modern touch-screen panels next Monday-Tuesday (30-31 January 2017).

Room booking availability

It has been necessary to close all the group study rooms for a short period.  Only the group study rooms on the second floor can be booked on Monday 30st January and only the group study rooms on the first floor will be available for booking on Tuesday 31st January.

Drilling noise

Each room needs to have a small bracket affixed to the existing wall plate.  This will require a small amount of drilling.  We will try to minimise disruption, particularly on the second floor.

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Group Study Room 1.2 currently not bookable (resolved)

Update 19.01.17 – Group Study Room 1.2 is now available again and the door controller is working normally.  Please enter your room booking PIN at the start of each hour you have booked the room as usual.  Thank you for your patience.

It is currently not possible to book Group Study Room 1.2 due to a malfunctioning door controller.  Existing room bookings are displayed on a sheet by the door and will be honored.  While the door control box is out of operation, you will not need to enter a room booking PIN for Group Study Room 1.2 and the “no show” message you receive will be cancelled the following day (but only for this room).

We apologise for any inconvenience and are working with the engineers to remedy the problem.

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