Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Science Fiction exhibition awarded Special Commendation by BSFA


The British Library’s Out of This World exhibition, curated by SC&A's Andy Sawyer, has received a Special Commendation in the British Science Fiction Association's 2011 Awards.

The new category was created in recognition of the support the exhibition has received and its success in encouraging people to explore and enjoy science fiction.


New donation to Cunard collections

SC&A’s latest donation is a 400-piece wooden jigsaw of the Cunard ship the Lancastria made in 1936.


The new item has been added to the Finding Aid for Cunard Associated Deposits.

London Review of Books now online

We now subscribe to the London Review of Books online and have access to every single issue ever published - that's back to 1979. We no longer take LRB in print.

You'll find link to the London Review of Books in the library catalogue.

We also have the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2006.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Depositing your thesis in the University Research Archive: Training Workshop

Did you register as a research postgraduate after 1st August 2008? If so, you need to know about submitting your thesis electronically.

Training event: Monday 6th February, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Wolfson Suite, Harold Cohen Library.

All research postgraduates who registered for an MPhil, PhD or MD since 1st August 2008 are required to deposit an electronic version of their thesis in the University repository, the University of Liverpool Research Archive (Ultra). Research postgraduates who registered before this date may also choose to deposit their thesis in the Ultra.

This hands-on workshop examines the process for depositing an electronic copy of your thesis in the Ultra and provides guidance about issues that students should consider during the preparation and deposit of their thesis, including information on copyright.

Places on this workshop are limited and must be booked in advance. Please REGISTER to book a place.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Noise Awareness in the Libraries - response to your feedback

We've been keen to hear your comments on the current Noise Awareness campaign in the libraries - find out what we're doing in the Harold Cohen Library and Sydney Jones Library in response to your feedback.

Be Noise Aware – Know Your Zone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Recent Acquisition on Etruscan Vases

SC&A's latest acquisition is a famous auctioneer's study of the mysteries of Etruscan vase paintings, and their connection with Chinese mythology. More...

New online listing: Papers of Professor Frank Walbank, Classicist

An extensive collection of papers of Frank W. Walbank largely covering his academic career as a classical history professor and as an author.

Papers of Professor Frank Walbank, Classicist

HCL Computer Rooms re-zoned for exam period

Following student feedback we are making changes to the zoning of some of our computer centres in the HCL commencing Monday 16th January until Friday 24th February.

HCC1 and HCC2 to remain social.
HCC3 and HCC4 to remain quiet
HCC5 and HCC6 to become silent
HCC7 and HCC8 to become quiet.

We will continue to monitor feedback with a view to keeping or amending the designated zones once this trial period is over.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting published in the Social Sciences: SAGE researchers seminar

Are you a social scientist looking for advice on how to get published?

Researchers seminar: Tuesday 24th January 2012, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library.

The Library is delighted to welcome Katie Metzler, Commissioning Editor for Research Methods at SAGE, to talk to Liverpool researchers and provide an insight into SAGE's commissioning strategy. What kind of books are SAGE looking to publish? How do you find the right publisher for your work? How is the process of publishing in journals different to that of publishing a book?
In addition to giving advice on writing a book proposal and submitting articles, Katie will be on hand to give feedback on your specific projects and proposals. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the world of social science academic publishing and pick up tips on how to make your work attractive to publishers.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please REGISTER to book your place.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Noise Awareness in the Libraries

The libraries will be running a “Noise Awareness” campaign from Monday 9th January – Friday 20th January.

Be Noise Aware – Know Your Zone!