Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Downtime: Cambridge University Press Online platforms

The following Cambridge University Press Online platforms are currently unavailable:

Cambridge Journals Online

Cambridge Books Online

Cambridge Companions Online

Cambridge Histories Online

Shakespeare Survey Online

University Publishing Online

We apologise for any inconvenience caused; Cambridge University Press are working to fix the underlying problem, and hope to have access restored as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Planned Downtime: eBooks on Dawsonera Platform

Due to scheduled maintenance, access to eBooks on the Dawsonera plaform will be unavailable from 5.30pm on Friday 12th August 2016 until 5am on Saturday 13th August 2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Planned Downtime: ProQuest Databases

ProQuest will be performing scheduled maintenance on Sunday 21st August, from 3am until 11am.

This will affect access to multiple databases, including:

Ancestry
British Periodicals
Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Ebrary
Hospital Premium Collection:
Family Health Database information
Health & Medical Collection information
Health Management Database information
Nursing & Allied Health Database information
Psychology Database
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
The John Johnson Collection
Literature Online (incl individual modules)
Periodicals Archive Online‎
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland‎
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Baltimore Afro-American‎  
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian and The Observer‎   
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times‎
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News‎
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index‎
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India‎  
RefWorks‎  
The Vogue Archive

On attempting to access these products during the downtime, you will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

ProQuest thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Alternative Library Catalogue - please test!

An alternate version of the Library Catalogue has been created, with changes made to improve both the interface and functionality.

Click here to access the Test Library Catalogue

Please do take some time to visit the test site and have a look around, run a few searches and tell us what you think (the good, the bad and the ugly).

There is a link to a short survey on the Demo Catalogue homepage, but it can also be accessed via this link:  https://liverpool.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/test-catalogue 

You can also leave comments below.  (You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but you if you wish include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments).

NEW RESOURCES: JSTOR Arts & Sciences V & VI Archive Collections

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to two new JSTOR archive collections:

JSTOR Arts & Sciences V Archive Collection
JSTOR Arts & Sciences VI Archive Collection

Access both collections via:
http://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org  
(Login required off campus)

The Arts & Sciences V Archive covers subjects such as History, Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Classics.  For more information about this collection, including title lists, go to http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-v

The Arts & Sciences VI Archive covers subjects such as Political Science, Education, Linguistics, Economics, and Area Studies. For more information about this collection, including title lists, go to http://about.jstor.org/content/arts-sciences-vi 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Refworks – important update (when you export a reference from DISCOVER or other databases)


Please note – when you “export” a reference from a database such as DISCOVER or other locations such as Google Scholar to Refworks, you will be directed to the following screen, please choose “legacy Refworks”.

You can also check the box shown on-screen “Don’t ask me this again” to avoid this choice during your browsing session.













Your exported citation should be shown in Refworks as normal.  If you have any difficulties, please contact your Liaison Librarian for advice.

Friday, July 22, 2016

PLANNED DOWNTIME BoB: Box of Broadcasts

BoB (Box of Broadcasts), is Learning on Screen’s on demand TV and radio service for education.

BoB is being redeveloped over August 2016 to improve the service it provides.

On 1 August the new BoB will go live, with a fresh look, enhanced video quality and more powerful searching capabilities.

From September, BoB will deliver a whole host of improvements, such as:  

  • A platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices
  • Media records based on our TRILT metadata, supporting more powerful searching capabilities    
  • Better programme coverage and a permanent archive of content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 /  More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • Better thumbnail previews on search results
  • Preview clips before saving
  • Label your own clips
  • Personalised email alerts when programmes are ready to view
  • More detailed citation data

Be aware, there will be limited content and functionality during August over the upgrade period.
   
During August you won’t be able to access your saved clips and playlists, but don’t worry these will be accessible again in September. You may not be able to access some archive content broadcast before 1 July. There will be some programmes in the archive available before this date, but not everything.

Learning on Screen ask users to bear with them throughout August, as they upgrade the system. Archive content and enhanced functionality will be restored in September, along with all the exciting new features.
Learning on Screen apologise for any inconvenience caused during the upgrade period.

What a short video highlighting all the exciting improvements 

NEW RESOURCE: World War One Centenary Archive

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; World War One Centenary Archive.

Access this resource via:
http://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.officialpublicationsonline.co.uk/publications/browse?subject=15-07-100
(Login required off campus)

To mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, TSO has produced a carefully selected collection of official documents relating to the war. Dating from 1914 to 1927, the bibliography lists 100 key military, political and strategic documents published by the British government throughout this period. It includes original reports of key events and Gazette notices of awards and commemorations.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

RESOLVED - Discover and EBSCO Databases Intermittent Technical Difficulties 20/07/16

EBSCO are experiencing intermittent technical difficulties and this might affect your use of Discover and/or EBSCO databases. Their engineers are working to restore stability as priority and hope to rectify the situation soon.

UPDATE
EBSCO have reported that these technical issues have now been resolved.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

TRIAL: Cambridge Law Reports

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Cambridge Law Reports until 11th August 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access Cambridge Law Reports from:
https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://ebooks.cambridge.org/clr/home.jsf
 (University login required off campus)

Cambridge Law Reports are the essential law resource that includes content from the International Law Reports (ILR) and the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Reports

The database provides extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.

After trying the Cambridge Law Reports, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Planned Downtime: EBL

ProQuest's EBL ebook resource will be unavailable for approximately three hours on Saturday 23rd July, between 6pm and 9pm, due to scheduled maintenance being performed to the site.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TRIAL: Factiva

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Factiva until 22nd July 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access Factiva from:
https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://trials.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=OFMYIZCLIMQOI24TV1BV
(University login required off campus)

Factiva is one of the largest, most global digital business aggregators and archives in the world. Factiva.com is a premier business resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from communications and technology to linguistics and political science. Combining more than 35,000 sources to give students, lecturers, and researchers access to premium content from 200 countries in 26 languages. This broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspective on every business issue. Content includes: Newspapers, Magazines, Trade Journals, Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites, Other Sources, Reports, Wire Feeds.


After trying the Factiva, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Planned Downtime: Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews website will be unavailable from 11pm on Friday 24th June for approximately 4 hours, whilst the publisher performs routine maintenance to their site.

Annual Reviews apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TRIAL: Bridgeman Education

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to Bridgeman Education until 22nd July 2016. Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access Bridgeman Education from:
https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.bridgemaneducation.com
(University login required off campus)

Bridgeman Education is the online educational resource of the Bridgeman Art Library. It offers access to an archive of over 500,0000 unique high quality digital images of art, history and culture – all copyright cleared for educational use.

Images are sourced directly from leading museums, galleries, artists, photographers and private collections around the world. Bridgeman Art Library represents over 2,000 collections and more than 29,000 artists.

After trying the Bridgeman Education, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Access to resources UPDATED

The problem causing the access issues experienced this morning has now been fixed.  If you continue to experience errors in accessing library resources, please first clear your browser cache and cookies, then try again.  If problems persist contact the library.

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There are currently issues with access to University of Liverpool library resources, caused by a problem in the system of our authentication provided.

A fix is being worked on as a matter of urgency.

On the main Liverpool campus you can get to resources by removing whichever of the following appears in the url:

  • https://liverpool.idm.oclc.org/login?url=  
  • .liverpool.idm.oclc.org 
Off campus, you can use AppsAnywhere and then follow the same advice.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.