Library closure: August Bank Holiday Monday (28 August 2017)

The University Library will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017.  Our electronic resources will remain available online 24/7.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB) currently unavailable (resolved)

Update 22.08.17 – Box of Broadcasts is once again available.  Thank you for your patience.

The video resource Box of Broadcasts, also know as BoB, is undergoing maintenance and is unavailable at the current time. We will update you when this resolved.

If you need further information, please contact library@port.ac.uk

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NSS success and motivation to improve further

89% said we had supported them well in the latest NSS survey!We just got the results of the latest NSS and were thrilled to discover that despite the question in the NSS changing this year from whether final year students felt library resources had been adequate to whether library services and facilities made them feel well supported during their time here, almost nine out of ten students still said we did.  We are continuing to enhance our offering and reading their comments to find out how we can serve you even better.

If you have any suggestions of ways we can improve, new services or facilities you would like to see, or other changes that would help you study, please let us know.  You can write your ideas and suggestions on a slip and post them in the red postbox in Area 0A or make your suggestions through our online suggestion box.

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Review of the Special Collections Summer Event on 25th July

The University Library held an event on 25th July showcasing our Special Collections.  We invited members of the public to come into the library and discover for themselves what we had on offer. They seemed impressed and had no idea they could access our facilities. It was the first trip for all of them and they were quite excited to be entering the hallowed halls of academia. Several are intending to return and look at specific items in more detail. One of our visitors has written a review of her time with us.  Emily Priest writes for the Star and Crescent local news website and here is her entertaining review .

Lizzie Wildgoose

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New eBooks – July 2017

What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during July 2017 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.

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New Books – July 2017

What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during July 2017 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
Read more ›

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Releasing the world’s art into the wild

Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licence.  Fun times for all creatives!

 

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ScienceDirect only available on campus, through VPN or Web Proxy – resolved

Update 14.08.17 – The login process is now working. However, if you use the Sign In link at the top right of the screen, you are taken to the ScienceDirect home page and you will have to search for your article again. Elsevier are aware of this and are working on a fix. To avoid this, go to the abstract of the article and use the Sign In link at the bottom of the page.

Another ScienceDirect login problem has been discovered by those working away from the University campus network.  ScienceDirect is currently only available to those working away from the University campus who set up VPN access or use the Web Proxy.

Advice on this is available from the Work Anywhere pages.

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Speak and soon you shall be heard… by the BBC iPlayer

iplayer photoThe BBC is testing a new voice-powered iPlayer app – useful for those moments you want something to watch when you have both hands full.  Check out this and other articles of interest in television and broadcast media from our premium subscription resource Broadcast.  Click here to read the full article.

Photo by James Cridland

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