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Information Services including all libraries will be closed on Bank Holiday MondayInformation Services including all libraries will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday

22/08/2014

Information Services including all libraries will close at 5.30pm on Friday 22 August 2014 and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 26 August 2014.
During this time the Lounge@PJM, Lounge@Rosser and Joseph Parry Computer Room will remain available for users with an Aber Card to swipe into

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

Our libraries are open this weekendOur libraries are open this weekend

15/08/2014

The Hugh Owen and Thomas Parry Libraries are open this weekend Sat 16th and Sun 17th August 10-am-4pm to welcome clearing visitors.

Problems accessing Elsevier ScienceDirect EJournalsProblems accessing Elsevier ScienceDirect EJournals

14/08/2014

Elsevier ScienceDirect EJournals are currently unavailable due to technical problems at the provider end. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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

Centrally Time Tabled Room Refurbishment Summer 2014Centrally Time Tabled Room Refurbishment Summer 2014

23/05/2014

This 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/

Please label your USBs.  Don’t waste your money or lose your work – label your USBs.Please label your USBs. Don’t waste your money or lose your work – label your USBs.

21/05/2014

Please 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

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