Monday, June 23, 2014

HCL Refurbishment - 23 June Update

The HCL Refurbishment has now reached a noisy stage. Walls are being knocked down, concrete pillars in the stacks are being removed, all in readiness for creating entirely new study spaces on Stacks 7 and 8 and a fully redesigned ground floor and entrance area. We apologise for the noise being created over this period.
The Library remains open from 8.30 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, with access via the side entrance between the Library and the Sherrington Building.

There is no change to what is currently available in HCL. Here is the current status, and see HCL Refurbishment:

1. Temporary Help Desk: HCC2

2. Book Issue & Return: HCC2

3. Book Stacks: OPEN

4. Silent Study: OPEN

5. Quiet Study: OPEN

6. Refreshment & Group Study: OPEN

7. PC Centres 1-6: OPEN Centres 7-8: CLOSED

8. Group Study: CLOSED

9. Wolfson: CLOSED

10. Lobby & Reception: CLOSED

11. Ground & 1st Floor Service Desks: CLOSED

12. Toilets are open on Stacks 5 & 6. Basement Ladies is open; Basement Gents is closed.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Access to Dawson e-books has been restored

We have been notified that access to Dawson e-books has been restored:

21 June 2014
Dawsonera service now restored.

We’re very pleased to finally confirm that late on Friday 20th June the dawsonera service was restored.

Please note, however, that whilst the majority of the functionality has been restored ePUB’s are currently unavailable for download and read online.

Thank you for your patience as we have worked towards resuming this service. Further updates will follow as we have them.

To keep updated with all the latest dawsonera news, follow us on Twitter @dawsonera.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Dawson e-books collection is down

Please be aware that Dawson e-books are currently experiencing technical problems. You may be able to locate your required book title on an alternative e-book platform by searching for the book title using DISCOVER or trying to locate the item using Google Books or Ask Us for further advice. We apologise for any inconvenience and will post news when this is resolved.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sydney Jones Library Study Space Development

From 2nd June, there will be a significant development project in the Grove Wing of the SJL, creating much needed additional study and PC spaces and an improved environment as the toilets, carpets and internal staircase will be refurbished.

To create space for the development, manual mobile shelving will be installed on the ground floor of the Grove Wing to replace the current static shelving. As the project requires an extensive move alongside building work, there will be unavoidable disruption as the Grove Wing will be inaccessible to library users and low use material (books not borrowed for 5 years or more) will be moved off-site for the period of the development.

However, the Sydney Jones Library will remain open for the duration of the work and will have extended evening and weekend opening hours to 11pm.

For more information, including updates throughout the summer, please visit the project guide.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Open Access and the University Repository - "Sandbox" repository now available

In preparation for the next Research Excellence Framework the university needs to develop an institutional repository in order to meet the requirements of the REF Open Access policy. The Library and CSD are developing our University Repository for this purpose, and a “sandbox” version of the Repository is now available at http://tept.liv.ac.uk. Further information is available on the dedicated blog for the University Repository at http://livrepo.blogspot.co.uk. You can also use the comments feature on that blog to provide your feedback.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Staff Loans: Please Renew or Return

All library items issued to staff that are due for return on 30 June 2014 must be returned or renewed during the month of June.

Staff are no longer required to return items to the Library for renewal. Items can be renewed online at My Library Record - https://library.liv.ac.uk/patroninfo. Items can also be renewed by phone on 0151 794 5412 or 2678, or in person in the Library.

Ordinary loan items will be issued for the next academic year and will be due for return on 30 June 2015. This does not apply to 1-day, 3-day and 7-day loan items or Inter-Library Loans.

Please take time to review the items you have on loan and for the benefit of other library users return any items you no longer need.

If you have any questions please contact the Sydney Jones Library (0151 794 2678) sjinfsup@liv.ac.uk or Harold Cohen Library (0151 794 5412) hcinfsup@liv.ac.uk.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Literature Online Platform Migration

Literature Online is being migrated to a new platform.  It is being replaced with a new interface, with better and faster searching and a fresh, clearer look.

Access to the new platform is available now: go to http://literature.proquest.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ (login required off campus).

Access via the old Chadwyck-Healey platform will be available until 28th June 2014, at which point it will be turned off and only the new interface will be available.

If you have an existing ‘My Archive’ account on the old platform, you must create a new account in the new interface, and add your saved documents and searches to it, before 28th June 2014.

For more information about literature online, see http://www.proquest.com/documents/Literature_Online__LION_.html 

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

HCL - The Refurbishment has begun

Despite rumours, the Harold Cohen Library remains open, from 8.30 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday. The main entrance is closed - please use the side entrance between the library and the Sherrington Building.

Full details are on the HCL Refurbishment website, and here is a summary of the current status.

1. Temporary Help Desk: HCC2 

2. Book Issue & Return: HCC2

3. Book Stacks: OPEN

4. Silent Study: OPEN

5. Quiet Study: OPEN

6. Refreshment & Group Study: OPEN

7. PC Centres 1-8: OPEN

8. Group Study: CLOSED

9. Wolfson: CLOSED

10. Lobby & Reception: CLOSED

11. Ground & 1st Floor Service Desks: CLOSED

 12. Toilets are open on Stacks 5 & 6. Basement Ladies is open; Basement Gents is closed.