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Google as platform, Google as publisher?

Among the many things Google is involved in at the moment is the controversial new e-journal Distill, a product of its the Distill Working Group.  Operated at a distance as a peer-reviewed academic journal in the area of artificial intelligence, questions

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Problems opening interlibrary loan documents

What to do if you are trying to open a document from the British Library and you get this error message: This computer must be connected to the network in order to open this document. Connect this computer to the

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Euromonitor Passport: Spring 2018 update

Euromonitor have released a video announcing updates to Passport.  Find out what has changed in their video:  

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Maths Cafe returns in September (but help is still available over the summer)

The Maths Café is done for this academic year but they will be back as usual from 17th September 2018. In the meantime, if you have any mathematical or statistical quandries: the Library offers a huge range of textbooks and

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Introducing RNIB Bookshare: electronic resources for widening accessibility

The University has been a member of Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Bookshare scheme for many years, including in its previous incarnation as Load2Learn.  The support of the RNIB is invaluable in providing students and staff with many

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E-books are for everyone

It is important to us to make our resources equally easy to use for all our clients who might want them.  To this end, we have made sure that wherever possible our e-books are screen reader friendly so they can

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Put your PhD on another open access pedestal

Polishing off your PhD?  As well as submitting your thesis to the University’s open access Research Portal and the British Library’s digitisation scheme EThOS, you can now archive your thesis online at the Thesis Commons, providing yet another platform indexed

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Feeling stressed? STOPP!

This week (14-21 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week.  You can pick up business card sized reminders from the shelves beneath our Community Noticeboard near the Library Café. Stop! Take a breath (become aware of your breathing). Observe (be present,

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Fashion revolution week

Fashion Revolution campaigns for ethical garment production and workers rights, demanding supply chain transparency in the clothing industry. Fashion Revolution Week runs in the last week of April to commemorate the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013.  Find out more

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The Book Nook receives its 3000th book

Over three thousand books have now passed through the Library Book Nook.  That’s an average of a thousand books a year!  Here’s a photo of the 3000th book to proudly shared across our shelves.  May it be the first of

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