June 2012 Module coordinators - please send us your reading lists! Lecturers - packing for your holiday, or off to do research? Please don't forget to send the Library your module reading lists before you go! As we aim to have in stock a copy of everything recommended on undergraduate reading lists, we would really appreciate receiving Semester 1 lists from you before July 31. We will check them, make sure everything is in stock or on order, and transform them into electronic format using our new Talis software - they will look like this. We will then send you the link so that you can pass the electronic lists on to students via your School webpages or wherever you like. They will allow readers to link either to the item in SAULCAT, or to the full-text of the article or book if available. Please send your lists to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Resources Student Haiku competition - click here for details
Business Source Premier Economics and Finance students will be pleased to know that we now have access to the Business Source Premier database, which contains the full-text of more than 2,100 journals back to 1965. Its coverage includes marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Additional fulltext content includes market research reports, country
reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses. "The industry's most popular business research database," says our supplier EBSCO.
EIU Country Data
It's your Library survey - prize draw winner
Thank you to all 1,340 people who responded to our recent survey on the Library environment. IR student Jenni Muttonen was the lucky winner of a ÂŁ100 Amazon voucher for her participation. The survey yielded some interesting results. The change people appreciated most was the Library's longer opening hours (32.8%), followed by the Library Cafe (17.9%) and the self-return system (15.7%). Of the Library's three levels, most people preferred to work on Level 2 (37.9%) and a slight majority (56%) felt there was no need to introduce a quiet study zone on that Level - "the space works well as it is." Asked whether we should allow hot and cold drinks everywhere, but restrict ALL food to the Cafe only, or leave things as they are (hot food in the Cafe only, cold snacks on Level 2 only, hot and cold drinks on all Levels), a majority 80.6% preferred to leave the food policy as it was. Thank you to all who responded. A fuller report is available here.
New to our Open Access Repository...
We now have the Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Data, a comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts. It covers 317 series for 201 countries as well as 45 regional aggregates from 1980 onwards, plus forecasting for five years.
We also subscribe to the EIU's Market Indicators and Forecasts, which is a "powerful database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries and 11 regional aggregates back to 1990." We hope you find these useful!
Special Collections Acquisition The Special Collections Department is delighted to have purchased 15 wonderful artist's books by Jean Johnstone, a Fife-based artist who creates hand-made books in collaboration with Scottish and international poets including John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, John Glenday, Michael Longley and Anna Crowe. Each work is lovingly crafted from fine handmade papers sourced from around
The Library's Digital Repository is not just for theses (although there are 916 of them in there!) It also hosts the following:
A series of research monographs for the Centre for French History & Culture A technical report series for the Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling (CREEM)
Reports of the Sustainable Development Commission in collaboration with the St Andrews Sustainability Institute (SASI)
Selected Special Collections material
If you have an article, report or working paper which would be suitable for Open Access publication in the Repository, please contact the Repository Team: Janet Aucock (Repository Manager), Jackie Proven (Research Publications and Open Access, or David Collins (e-Theses). A full listing of the Repository's content is available here.
the world, with exquisite pen and ink drawings or copperplate etchings by the artist. The books are housed in handsome wooden boxes or sculpted paper containers, or wrapped in beautiful silks. Jean Johnstone produces only a few copies of each poem, and she sells only to libraries. We look forward to collecting her future fusions of art and literature.
Lighting the Past: rare books cataloguing project launched The Department of Special Collections is home to a world-class collection of over 200,000 early and rare printed books. Despite best efforts in the past, however, only about a third of these are available in the Library's online catalogue SAULCAT. This leaves many researchers and students unaware of the potential resources available to them. On June 13 the Library is therefore launching an exciting new project - Lighting the Past - to see over 100,000 records from its rare book collections added to SAULCAT in the next 10 years. With an impressive average of 3,000 research visits per year to Special Collections, the Department hopes that increased awareness of its superb resources will result in even more calls on its materials. New Rare Books Cataloguer Christine Megowan looks forward to the task!
New books Books added to stock this month include: Mus White, From the mundane to the magical: photographically illustrated children's books 1854-1945 (1999) G.H. Brown, The study of medieval manuscripts in England(2010) John Armstrong, The impact of technological change: the early steamship in Britain.(2011)
Looking for a thesis?
See more via our New Books RSS feed.
Finding the full-text of a thesis has never been easier. We now subscribe to Proquest's Dissertations and Theses Full-text database, which contains details of over 2.3 million international dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present, with over a million available free as full-text, downloadable PDFs. If you're looking for a UK thesis, go to our Index to Theses database. When you've found the thesis you want, follow the links to the British Library's EThOS Service to download or order a free digital copy. Both databases (plus around 300 others!) can be found on our A-Z Databases webpage.
Read more about the Library's activities on our blogs: @ the library: e-Resources Blog ; Echoes from the Vault: Special Collections Blog; Redevelopment Blog; Open Access Blog
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