Archive for May, 2014

Summary of changes to UK copyright law from 1st June

May 27th, 2014 at 08:05

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 [...]

Ebooks at Nottingham – chosen by you

May 22nd, 2014 at 08:05

 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 [...]

Webinars about Important changes to UK copyright law

May 21st, 2014 at 09:05

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 [...]

Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students

May 19th, 2014 at 07:05

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 [...]

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 at 10:05

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 [...]

American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834 and 1835-1858: database trials

May 8th, 2014 at 10:05

We are running trials of two EBSCO databases, American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834 and American Literary Periodicals 1835-1858.  The trials can be accessed from on campus at these links: American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834:,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ald American Literary Periodicals, 1835-1858:,shib&profile=ehost&defaultdb=alt The trial runs until 28th May. For a list of the titles included in the 1782-1834 collection, please [...]

New resource: African American National Biography

May 8th, 2014 at 08:05

Hallward Library level 4 reference now includes the 12 volume African American National Biography plus two more volumes of supplements. This invaluable reference resource contains over “4,000 entries written and signed by distinguished scholars under the direction of Editors in Chief Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the African American National Biography.  [It] is the most [...]

The NAACP Papers Collection: database trial

1 May 7th, 2014 at 10:05

We are running a trial of the Proquest History Vault  NAACP collections. The trial is available on campus, and will run through 5 June 2014. Access the trial here: From Proquest: With a timeline that runs from 1909 to 1972, users can examine the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the triumphs of the [...]