25/06/2014Aberystwyth 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.
12/06/2014Aberystwyth 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.
12/06/2014A 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/
06/06/2014Please 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.
05/06/2014The 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
23/05/2014This summer the Llandinam concourse, nine teaching rooms in the Llandinam Building, and the Hugh Owen A12 are being refurbished. The work is part of a rolling programme of investment and enhancement of AU’s centrally time tabled rooms and includes refurbishment, technological enhancements and new furniture and layouts. For information about the refurbishment and proposed layouts see: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/computers/teachingrooms/
21/05/2014Please label your USBs
Of the 283 USBs handed in to the Hugh Owen Library between January & June this year (that’s an average of 40 each month) only a small number could be identified. We were able to restore just 150 of these lost USBs to their owners
Don’t waste your money or lose your work – label your USBs. We will then contact you if yours is handed in to any of our Libraries
19/05/2014Information Services were awarded a Silver Green Impact Award for their work towards making I.S. more environmentally sustainable. As well as recognising the efforts of the Green Impact Team in reminding us to switch off lights, recycle and save energy where ever possible, the Team were also given a special award for the Department Organic Vegetable Box Scheme; and Christiane Kloos was also given a special award for her efforts in championing the changes within the department and organising the I.S. Green Impact Scheme. The team has made a real impact highlighting this important area and I.S. hopes it can continue to take a lead on environmental and sustainability issues across the University.
14/05/2014Now, all AU students will be eligible to request books for AU library stock via the More Books campaign. Whereas this service was previously only available to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, postgraduate research students will now be able to request books too. For more information, please visit http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library/morebooks/.
14/05/2014Some items from Class Z (bibliographies and abstracts) in the Hugh Owen Library will be interfiled into the main subject sequences.
All SAGE print journals that are also available as e-journals will be moved to the external store. See the attached list for individual titles.
The Quick Reference Collection on Level F of the Hugh Owen Library will be interfiled into the main sequences and older editions will be replaced with later ones.
As previously circulated, the Qto (large size) books on Level F of the Hugh Owen Library will be interfiled in the main subject sequence.
09/05/2014Don't miss the chance to see a volume of very early laws dating from the Icelandic Commonwealth period (between 980 and 1262) in the Thomas Parry Library. The Grágás - Grey Goose Laws - were first drawn up by one of the world's oldest parliamentary institutions, the Icelandic Althing. http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/icelands-grey-goose-laws/
09/05/2014Don't miss the chance to see the selection of early Nordic literature on display at the Hugh Owen Library. These fascinating materials relating to the history of Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands have been chosen from the George Powell Nanteos collection. http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/early-icelandic-literature/
07/05/2014Undergraduates – are you writing your dissertation next year? Order books online for campus libraries now with the More Books campaign: http://tinyurl.com/nzhvkd8
25/04/2014Two displays celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The Bishop Warburton 1747 edition of Shakespeare used by Dr Samuel Johnson in the preparation of his Dictionary and a 1725 collection by Pope and some forgeries that William Ireland tried to pass off as 'lost works' by Shakespeare. http://aberrarebooks.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/the-johnson-shakespeare/
06/03/2014A 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
10/02/2014We are working on making our collections easier to use in the Hugh Owen library by filing them in one sequence rather than having separate Qto sections for larger books. The first step in this process is moving the Celtic collection. See https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/collectionchange/ for more details