Category: Social Sciences

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Ebooks at Nottingham – library survey

June 11th, 2014 at 11:06

The 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Open Access research: new policy document from HEFCE

March 31st, 2014 at 11:03

“Following extensive consultation, the four UK higher education funding bodies have introduced an open-access requirement in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework. The core of the policy is that journal articles and conference proceedings must be available in an open-access form to be eligible for the post-2014 REF.  In practice, this means that these outputs must be [...]

Ebooks at Nottingham — chosen by you

March 20th, 2014 at 03:03

With over 100,000 titles available, our ebook collection is one of the most heavily used in the country, and it’s constantly expanding. We now have even more titles on offer through our new service, which gives you the freedom to select the ebooks you really need. You can view these additional ebooks for free for [...]

Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection to become Open Access

March 11th, 2014 at 10:03

“Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books (including one joint-edited by Alan Sommerstein) from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The KU Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from [...]

New Copyright Website:

March 7th, 2014 at 10:03

“ is a new online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. It has dedicated sections aimed at musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers, among others. Launched on 14 February, the independent site is currently subdivided into several useful sections that are individually authored, [...]

E-resource problems: new help form

February 11th, 2014 at 11:02

The eLibrary Gateway (eLG) has a new form on the library services Help and Support pages: If you use the ’Access problems?’ link from the eLG front page or from the SFX menu they will point to the form. These forms will then get submitted to our eLG mailbox and will speed up the [...]