News

Libraries will be open between 10-6 every weekend in September

03/09/2014

The Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry Libraries will be open between 10-6 every weekend in September, apart from the weekend of 20-21 September when we will be open until 1700

Elsevier Science Direct JournalsElsevier Science Direct Journals

19/08/2014

Access to Elsevier is now partially restored.  Users will need to log in via institutional log in on the ScienceDirect website

AU’s 2014 Learning and Teaching Conference, 16 – 18 SeptemberAU’s 2014 Learning and Teaching Conference, 16 – 18 September

05/08/2014

We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference.

Please book and express an interest in any sessions you would like to attend as soon as possible: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/aber/2014telconferenceregistrationform

For more information see Nexus: http://nexus.aber.ac.uk/xwiki/bin/view/Main/TEL+Conference+2014?language=en

Important Information: Retirement of ebrary Mobile AppImportant Information: Retirement of ebrary Mobile App

04/08/2014

Ebrary has begun to use the popular Bluefire app for offline reading. The Bluefire app is highly rated and can be used on iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. Consequently, they are retiring ebrary’s dedicated mobile app as of 4th August. The Bluefire app can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.

Increase in Document Supply charges from 1st August 2014Increase in Document Supply charges from 1st August 2014

31/07/2014

As of 1st August 2014, Document Supply charges are as follows (due to British Library price increases):

  • Books: currently £12.05 – new charge £12.65
  • Photocopy (journal article) for retention: currently £8.05 – new charge £9.40
  • Secure electronic delivery (journal article): currently £7.80 – new charge either £6 or £9.42 depending on source of material requested
  • International requests: Books: currently £12.05 – new charge £12.65
  • International requests: photocopy (journal article): currently £8.05 – new charge £9.40
  • Renewal fee:  currently £4.45 – new charge £5.46

Requests can be made directly via Primo, the library catalogue http://primo.aber.ac.uk - by choosing the Document Supply button and logging in where prompted. Further information at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/documentsupply/

Access to Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators on InCitesAccess to Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators on InCites

25/06/2014

Aberystwyth University has access to Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators on InCites. These two modules will be unified (later this year) and referred to as Journal and Highly Cited Data.

You can access both resources directly at http://jcr.incites.thomsonreuters.com and http://esi.incites.thomsonreuters.com or via the ‘Electronic Resources Trials’ page (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/elecinfo/trials/).   To get the benefit of the full range of functionality, you’ll need to create your own username and password, if you do not already have a Web of Science one; but please ensure that you do not use your Aberystwyth University (email) login and password.

Access will cease 30th September, 2014.

Access to Scopus and SciValAccess to Scopus and SciVal

12/06/2014

Aberystwyth University has access to Scopus and SciVal.  Scopus is a large database of abstracts and citations of peer reviewed literature which houses approximately 53 million records from 21,915 titles and 5,000 publishers.  SciVal is used for evaluating science and research, as well as looking at comparative citation analyses.

 

You can access the platform directly at http://www.scopus.com and http://www.scival.com or via the ‘A-Z of Electronic Information Resources’ page (http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/elecinfo/eiaz/).  Scopus and SciVal can also be accessed from off-campus via Shibboleth.  To get the benefit of the full range of functionality, you’ll need to create your own Elsevier username and password, if you do not already have one; but please ensure that you do not use your Aberystwyth University (email) login and password.

TALIS AspireTALIS Aspire

12/06/2014

A new online reading list service for Aberystwyth University: Information Services is delighted to announce the purchase of TALIS Aspire to support excellent reading list provision for students and staff.  Find out more about TALIS Aspire and the implementation schedule: http://tinyurl.com/m5b2lmv/

Spam EmailSpam Email

06/06/2014

Please be aware of spam emails. Sometimes Aberystwyth University computer users receive an email purporting to come from a legitimate source and sometimes it really is genuine but sometimes it’s not. A recent example of a spam email is one with the subject line “Your O2 bill is ready #26574835”. Please read our advice on some of the common scams being used on the internet and email.

http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/advisory/faq/394/
http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/regulations/spam/

Introducing the new JISC Historic BooksIntroducing the new JISC Historic Books

05/06/2014

The new platform, now called JISC Historical Texts, has been released as a BETA version. This will replace the current platform on the 23rd of June 2014 – please update your links. Learn more on the Academic Services Blog

Literature Online is changingLiterature Online is changing

06/03/2014

A brand new interface of this online platform has been released – so this gateway to a huge range of English literature, poetry, and drama resources now looks quite different. The previous version will be taken offline in May 2014. See the Academic Services blog for more information: http://aberssel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/literature-online-is-changing.html