Library

Archaeopress Digital Archive: database trial

July 8th, 2014

We now have a 6-month trial of the Archaeopress Digital Archive:

“Archaeopress (publishers of archaeology titles, including British Archaeological Reports) have had close links to the archaeology department of the university for many years. They are delighted this month to be launching their new digital subscription service with the Hallward Library.

Initially the range of Archaeopress digital versions available via the library will include some 250 titles, with between 10-15 new additions to the range every month.”

The database can be accessed on-campus only via the eLibrary Gateway until 31st December 2014.  NB: The username and password are available via the information icon to the right of the title.

Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957: online database now live

July 8th, 2014

We now have full online access to the Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957:

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 provides students and researchers with online access to a unique visual record of the 1930s to 1950s – from the humorous and light-hearted snapshots of daily life to the serious and history defining moments of domestic and international affairs.”

This resource is available via the eLibrary Gateway on- and off-campus.

New Science and Engineering Book Titles – June 2014

July 7th, 2014

We have added 217 Science and Engineering book titles in June.

A complete list is at: New books (Science and Engineering).

The list includes titles in the George Green Library, Djanogly Learning Resource Centre (Computing), Hallward Library (Built Environment) and the James Cameron Gifford Library (Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science).

Ebooks at Nottingham – library survey

June 11th, 2014

Ebooks at Nottingham — chosen by youThe library is interested in getting feedback on the use of library ebooks.  A short survey will be open until the end of June, and respondents can choose to give their email address to enter a draw for a £50 Amazon voucher.

The responses will be used to further develop our services in this area, and we would like to hear from all library users.  There is a link from our online catalogue, or you can click here to enter the survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/library_ebooks

New Science and Engineering Book titles – May 2014

June 3rd, 2014

We have added 330 Science and Engineering book titles in May.

A complete list is at: New books (Science and Engineering).

The list includes titles in the George Green Library, Djanogly Learning Resource Centre (Computing), Hallward Library (Built Environment) and the James Cameron Gifford Library (Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science).

Summary of changes to UK copyright law from 1st June

May 27th, 2014

Changes to copyright law come into force on 1st June 2014 that will be of particular interest to everyone in Universities because the amendments will extend the exceptions granted for use in education and teaching, extending exceptions across a wider range of formats.

In summary:

Showing copyright works: A film or sound recording may be shown for the purposes of instruction to an audience of teachers and students on university premises.

(s.32) Instruction: The fair dealing exception ‘for the purpose of illustration’ allows lecturers to copy ‘a small amount’ of material where necessary to illustrate a teaching point (including for examinations). This exception now applies to music and video as well as to text.

The use must be for non-commercial purposes and must be sufficiently acknowledged.

(s.36) Criticism and review: Rights holder’s permission is not required where a short extract is used to support or illustrate criticism of the work, or as part of a review of the work. The use must be seen to be ‘fair dealing’ and acknowledgement of the work is required.

Fair Dealing: The definition of fair dealing is subject to interpretation. A good guide is that if the use would not affect sales, and is ‘reasonable and appropriate’ it would be considered fair.

To avoid copyright infringement, it is good practice to use materials which are out of copyright or available under an open licence.

To find out more:

1. JISC legal have provided a short practical online course called ‘Copyright training for University Lecturers’ that should take less than an hour to complete. http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/Training/CopyrightCourse.aspx

2. Jisc Legal is also offering a series of twenty minute online events on this subject: Copyright Changes ‘Need-to-Know’ Webinar (Repeated on Tuesday 27 May [2pm – 3pm], Thursday 29 May [10am – 11am] )

The sessions provide a quick run through of the changes to copyright and why they matter, concentrating on real, day-to-day teaching and learning scenarios. Live chat will be available following each session where you can put your questions directly afterwards. The webinar will be an embedded YouTube streamed video on the Jisc Legal website. We will also use Blackboard Collaborate for the live chat following the ‘Need-to-Know’ sessions. Blackboard Collaborate requires a user to login. Users will also need to have the latest version of Java installed on their PC/Laptop – check your settings here: http://bit.ly/BBCollab-SystemCheck

The webinar will not require registration, to participate in the webinar, simply visit www.jisclegal.ac.uk shortly before start time on your chosen session.

The University of Nottingham holds an Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Plus licence which allows recording of broadcasts made in the UK by ERA members. This content can be recorded via the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) system (http://bobnational.net/about). More information about BoB and instructions for use may be found here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/teaching/tools/videoandaudio/bob.aspx.

If you have any specific queries about copyright please email copyright@nottingham.ac.uk.

Ebooks at Nottingham – chosen by you

May 22nd, 2014

 Close of pilot – May/June 2014

This pilot ebook service, which went live in March, is now drawing to a close as funds available are used up. For a further short period users will be able only to “Request” the ebook and the library subject team will purchase from their own funds if the request is approved.

The message on the ebook landing page has been changed slightly – see below for the main example.  (Similar messages appear at different stages.)

This screen below will show for all Ebooks at Nottingham – chosen by you ebooks on the catalogue which have not been purchased. Any completely unused titles will soon be permanently withdrawn from the library catalogue.  Any titles which were used as a Short Term Loan but not purchased will then remain for one more month until the end of term, at which point they too will be suppressed.

  

 

 

Webinars about Important changes to UK copyright law

May 21st, 2014

Important changes to UK copyright law will come into force on 1 June 2014.
These amendments will extend the exceptions granted for use in education and teaching.

Jisc Legal is offering two different online events on this subject:

1. Copyright Changes Online Masterclass (Wednesday, 21 May, 2pm – 4pm)

An interactive webcast is aimed at copyright officers, library staff, learning support staff and all others with a particular interest in copyright. You can be up-to-speed within a couple of hours without leaving your desk.
To participate in the webcast, visit www.jisclegal.ac.uk shortly before 2pm on Wednesday 21 May. There is no need to register.

2. Copyright Changes ‘Need-to-Know’ Webinar (Repeated on Friday 23 May [10am – 11am], Tuesday 27 May [2pm – 3pm], Thursday 29 May [10am – 11am] )

20-minute sessions providing a quick run through of the changes to copyright and why they matter, concentrating on real, day-to-day teaching and learning scenarios. Live chat will be available following each session where you can put your questions directly afterwards. The webinar will be an embedded YouTube streamed video on the Jisc Legal website. We will also use Blackboard Collaborate for the live chat following the ‘Need-to-Know’ sessions. Blackboard Collaborate requires a user to login. Users will also need to have the latest version of Java installed on their PC/Laptop – check your settings here: http://bit.ly/BBCollab-SystemCheck

The webinar will not require registration, to participate in the webinar, simply visit www.jisclegal.ac.uk shortly before start time on your chosen session.

The University of Nottingham holds an Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Plus licence which allows recording of broadcasts made in the UK by ERA members. This content can be recorded via the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) system (http://bobnational.net/about). More information about BoB and instructions for use may be found here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/teaching/tools/videoandaudio/bob.aspx

If you have any specific queries about copyright please email copyright@nottingham.ac.uk.

Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students

May 19th, 2014

Finalists graduating summer 2014

Please return all your library loans and settle any outstanding fines before you leave.

Returning Students

Your 8 week loan books may be requested by other borrowers during the summer vacation and the loan period may be shortened. Please remember to check your email account for recall notices and return books by post, if necessary.

Books not requested by other borrowers may be renewed online: http://aleph.nottingham.ac.uk/

The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom: ARLIS event on Thursday 5 June 2014, 10.30 – 16.00

May 12th, 2014

ARLIS is organising a one-day event entiltled ‘The Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom’ on Thursday 5th June:

“What is Visual Literacy? And why should I need to know?
The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Visual literacy as ‘ a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media ‘ (´Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, 2011).

In recent years museum educators, librarians, visual resources curators and University tutors have been developing workshops and talks aimed at helping their users develop the set of abilities often referred to as Visual Literacy. Visual literacy skills are immediately relevant to art and design students but there will be a chance at this event to hear also about sessions that were developed for wildly different groups such as student doctors and members of the New York police. Speakers from UK Universities will describe some of the interesting Visual literacy sessions they deliver to their students and we will learn about the variety of aims and objectives that led to these new kinds of teaching sessions. At lunchtime there will be an expert from JISC Digital Media to take questions about Image Copyright and at the end there will be an open forum giving everyone ample opportunity to question and discuss with speakers issues and ideas that have come up during the course of the day.”

Details of the programme and a booking form can be found at: http://www.arlis.org.uk/events.php?link=2