Friday, January 31, 2014

'Pidgeon Digital' now available

Pidgeon Digital is the online version of The Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers.

The collection was founded in 1979 by Monica Pidgeon (long-time editor of the influential magazine Architectural Design) so as to be able to hear the actual voices of the designers of buildings and listen to their ideas. Monica sadly died in 2009 at the age of 95 (there is a video of her memorial service in November 2009 on the website). Her work of producing new recordings for the website is being continued by Peter Murray. Peter trained as an architect but moved into architectural writing and editing. He worked as Technical Editor of Architectural Design under Monica Pidgeon, edited Building Design and the RIBA Journal before founding Blueprint Magazine. He is Chairman of the New London Architecture centre, chairman of Wordsearch, a consultancy explaining and promoting architecture, planning and the built environment, and he is Founder Director of the London Festival of Architecture.

The original series took the form of a series of tape/slide talks, each consisting of a 30 minute audio-cassette and 24 time-coded colour slides. In order to preserve this archive the audio and the images have been carefully digitised and presented as online time-coded presentations. In addition the digitised images have been tagged and now form a searchable online image library for use by students and academics.

You can access Pidgeon Digital here; http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3002109~S8

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ASME Digital Collection; expanded content now available

We now have upgraded access to the ASME Digital Collection from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

This includes;
ASME Journals - All 25 titles from 2000 to present, plus Applied Mechanics Review (AMR)
ASME Conference Proceedings - 300+ titles from 2008 to present.

To access ASME Digital Collection Journals go to http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3086045~S8

To access ASME Digital Collection Conference Proceedings go to http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3086044~S8

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Warning: 'Off-Campus Access' email scam - please delete

A number of University staff and students have received an email message purporting to be from the University Library with the subject “Off-Campus Access" and stating “Your off-campus access to electronic resources is expiring soon, therefore you must reactivate it immediately or it will be closed automatically.” It provides a link to reset your password.

Please delete this email.

The web page that the email directs you to has been reported and it blocked from being accessed by any computers on campus.

If you already visited the web page and entered your University account details, you must change your University password immediately. To change your University password, visit the Computing Services homepage at http://www.liv.ac.uk/csd/ and follow the link to the secure password-change tool.


We are seeing an increase in the number of email viruses and scams at the holiday periods. Please be extra vigilant at this time of year. Guidance on what to do if you receive a suspicious email can be found on the Computing Services website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/csd/security/email-security/

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

‘Electronic Enlightenment’ now available

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to ‘Electronic Enlightenment’ from Oxford University Press.

To access Electronic Enlightenment go to:
http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3084825~S8

With 63,967 letters and documents and 8,002 correspondents, Electronic Enlightenment is a wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century, discussing everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.

A searchable and browseable database, offering extensive access to the web of correspondence between the greatest thinkers and writers of the long eighteenth century and their families and friends, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers. Coverage includes letters and documents, document sources such as manuscripts and early printed editions, scholarly annotations, and links to biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, and other online resources.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Electronic Library / 'Is it @ Liverpool?' restored

The Electronic Library and 'Is it @ Liverpool?' are working again.

We apologise for the break in service and we are working with our suppliers to try to ensure that this does not happen again.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Next Generation of Web of Science - WoK maintenance Sunday January 12 2014

Web of Knowledge will undergo an upgrade beginning on Sunday January 12, 2014 at 1400 GMT and ending by Monday, January 13, 2014 at 0200 GMT. Web of Knowledge may be intermittently unavailable during that period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The result of the upgrade will be a more intuitive search experience, and the site will be renamed Web of Science. See http://wokinfo.com/nextgenwebofscience for futher details.

Environmental Studies in Video now available

We are pleased to announce that we have subscribed to Environmental Studies in Video, made available via Alexander Street Press.

To access Environmental Studies in Video go to:
http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3064831~S8

Environmental Studies in Video includes around 200 videos covering a wide range of environmental subjects, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science.

Specific topics include:
Alternative energy
Pollution control
Eco-design
Sustainability
Farming and agriculture
The food industry
LEED certification
Waste issues
Climate change

The content is simple to browse and search, for example by geographical location, and easy to view.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Edina ‘Agcensus’ service now available

The Agricultural Census is conducted in June each year by the government departments dealing with Agriculture and Rural Affairs for Scotland, England and Wales. Each farmer declares the agricultural activity on the land via a postal questionnaire. The respective government departments collect the 150 items of data and publish information relating to farm holdings for recognised geographies. This census information can be used to assist decisions on agricultural change, market potential and new business opportunities.

Access to Agcensus is available now from http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3064211~S8

Friday, January 03, 2014

‘Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy’ now available online

Staff and students will be elated to learn that the University of Liverpool Library has recently acquired the latest online version of Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy. The previous version of this resource was frequently been used by staff and students of anatomy to support their teaching and learning, resulting in this resource being particularly valued by many of our users in the Faculty of Health and Life Science. As a result, the Library is very pleased that we are able to provide this new enhanced web version.

This new web version of Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy provides more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens. Furthermore, the content has been optimized for delivery via the web and allows users to see anatomical specimens in 3D.

An important feature in this new version is the inclusion of ‘test yourself’ questions, in order to help users to embed learning. Users also have anytime, anywhere access from any smartphone and tablet, while the search and navigation tools make it easy to find only the content that is required for course or exam review.

Access to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is available online now from http://library.liv.ac.uk/record=b3028720~S8