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Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection to become Open Access

March 11th, 2014

“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 a minimum of 200 libraries willing to participate in the KU Pilot was required in order to achieve this goal. This target was exceeded by almost half, with close to 300 libraries from 24 countries joining KU in support of its shared cost approach to Open Access for specialist scholarly books.

Knowledge Unlatched is a truly global initiative, involving 137 participating libraries from North America, 77 from the UK, 27 from Australia & New Zealand and 55 from the rest of the world all working together to make the Pilot Collection Open Access.

Because the target number of 200 participating libraries was exceeded, the amount that each library is paying per title was reduced from the target average price of $60.00 to under $43.00.”

Source: Knowledge Unlatched press release, 10/03/14

Free online Hepatology books

March 7th, 2014

FreeBooks 4Doctors are offering two new free online books via Flying Publisher. The titles are in the area of Hepatology and are available to download as PDFs from the following links:

http://FlyingPublisher.com/9004.php

http://FlyingPublisher.com/0014.php

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: database trial

March 7th, 2014

We are currently running a trial of the Alexander Street Press collection Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels. 

From the publisher:

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Here are the works of artists both celebrated and overlooked, alongside interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.  The current release contains 420 comic series, 1,900 comic books totalling 129,046 pages.

The trial can be accessed from on campus through the eLibrary Gateway or this link: http://comxtrial.alexanderstreet.com

The database will be available through 6th April 2014.

New Copyright Website: Copyrightuser.org

March 7th, 2014

“Copyrightuser.org 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, as well as a top 20 FAQ section. They include:

Source: BUFVC News, 6th March 2014

New Science and Engineering Books – February 2014

March 5th, 2014

We have added 256 Science and Engineering book titles in February.

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).

E-resource problems: new help form

February 11th, 2014

The eLibrary Gateway (eLG) has a new form on the library services Help and Support pages: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/library/help/e-resource-problem-form.aspx. 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 process of dealing with problems associated with using e-resources.  

 

New additions to the Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

February 7th, 2014

There have been a number of new talks added to the collection in the last month, as well as updates to a number of the series.  Another new series has also been added, Epigenetics, Chromatin, Transcription and Cancer. The entire collection currently totals 1700 talks and all talks are now mobile phone compatible.

To see the new additions, go to : www.hstalks.com/access and select ‘Recently Added’

If you are offcampus, you may be asked for a username and password:

Username: NOTTINGHAM    Password: MEMBER

New Science and Engineering Book – January 2014

February 6th, 2014

We’ve added 253 Science and Engineering book titles in January.

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).

19th Century US Newspapers Archive: database trial

February 5th, 2014

19th Century U.S. Newspapers logo

Gale Digital Collections

We are running a trial of the Gale database 19th Century US Newspapers Archive.  The trial can be accessed through the eLibrary Gateway or through this link, both on and off campus:  http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/univnott?db=NCNP.

Information about the database can be found here.

The trial will end  the 3rd March.

Daily Mail Historical Archive: database trial

February 5th, 2014

We now have a 30-day trial of the Daily Mail Historical Archive:

“The Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 brings you every page of every issue of this publication–including the Daily Mail Atlantic Edition–as a fully-searchable, easy-to-navigate online resource.”

This database is available on- and off-campus until 3rd March via the eLibrary Gateway.