New Books – November 2017

What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during November 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.
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Credo Courseware platform intermittently unavailable on Saturday 16th December

The Credo Courseware platform will be intermittently unavailable from  8 am – 2 pm on Saturday 16th December while essential scheduled system updates are implemented.  Only people accessing the Credo platform directly will be affected, not those accessing the platform via LTI integration.  These system updates include improvements to the user interface within the Credo platform which streamlines navigation elements, and thus provides more room for instructional content on screen.  Additional improvements are being made to the video player, accessibility features, and open response assessments. Updated documentation will be available following the update.

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Connecting Windows 10 laptops to presentation screens in Library group study rooms

It appears that devices running Windows 10 are not able to connect the presentation screens in the Library group study rooms via an HDMI cable.  Earlier versions of Windows are not believed to be affected.  Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
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Construction work and noise disruption (Tuesday 5th December)

The delayed work to construct the stud wall that will allow us to introduce a new bank of loanable laptop lockers at the Ravelin Park end of Area 0A will now take place on Tuesday 5th December 2017.  This will involve some noise as fixings are drilled into the existing wall, for which we apologise in advance.  Earplugs are available from the Welcome Desk in the Atrium for your comfort and convenience, subject to availability.

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Turner & Paige no.82 Dec. 4th 2017

T&P no. 82

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Scheduled maintenance to Ebsco ejournals (Wednesday 6th December 2017)

Ebsco will be performing maintenance on the e-journals page on Wednesday 6th December 2017 from 3-10 pm.  No service disruption is expected but the platform may respond unusually slowly during this period.
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Resolved: Teaching room corridor water fountain temporarily unavailable

Update 05.12.17 – The drinking water fountains are all once again working normally.  Thank you for your patience.
The water fountain in the teaching room corridor near the Postgraduate Suite is currently out of order.  Estates are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.  Alternative drinking water fountains are available outside the toilets in the Entrance Area at the front of the building and near the toilets in Area 2B on the second floor.   We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Changes to the library photocopying service for staff

From 1st January 2018 the library will no longer be offering a photocopying service for staff.

Up until now, academic staff were able to request that library staff photocopy print journal articles and book chapters on their behalf for collection at a later date or to be sent to their department.  This service is how hardly used.  The Library has for a long time been moving towards delivering increasingly many journal resources electronically.  Electronic resources are more sustainable than printed journals and are instantly accessible from anywhere.  A growing e-resource collection means we now enjoy access to large back runs of many journal titles without losing physical space in the library.  Most journals are now available electronically and those to articles to outside our subscriptions can usually delivered to your email inbox by interlibrary loan.  Articles can also usually be printed out if required. Read more ›

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Resolved: Scheduled maintenance to Taylor & Francis Online (2nd December 2017)

There is scheduled maintenance on the Taylor & Francis Online platform from approximately midnight until 1 am on Saturday 2nd December 2017.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

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New e-resource trial: United Nations World Tourism Organization

We have a trial running for a new electronic resource, UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization).  This is a collection of books, journals and statistics for the tourism sector, covering areas such as ecotourism, sustainable development, finance and investment, risk and crisis management, market research, and poverty alleviation.  The trial runs until 26th December 2017.  Please pass any feedback to Sue Stevenson.
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