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UCS Library Library MONTHLY



Library Update for the Arts and Humanities Summer 2009


Volume 1, Issue 1

Library Refurbishment •

Addressing the problems associated with overheating, leaks and draughts.

The first phase of the refurbishment involves installation of a lift and the relocation of the entrance to the library - eventually the current entrance will be sealed off when the tower is dismantled.

During August a major refurbishment of the library accommodation will begin - this will result in: •

A lift and stairs directly into the library

Improved study facilities, including specific areas for students who want to work in groups, quietly on their own, and a completely silent area

A designated Learning Development Centre where students can get support with Study Skills, IT Skills, Maths & Statistics

Complete redecoration

Improvements to levels of lighting

We are closed for staff development on Friday 3rd July

The new library entrance will be re-oriented to face the Waterfront Building, and will use the existing stairs rising from the ground floor opposite the student shop. This work is scheduled to start at the end of July, and is likely to cause the most disturbance. The refurbishment will also see the corridortowards O block incorporated into the library,providing additional space and enabling the creation of group work areas. The renovation is likely to have an impact on the library in terms of noise, and stock will also need to be moved around while work is in progress - so you might find that things are not in their usual places! We aim to keep disruption to a minimum and will maintain all our normal services throughout the refurbishment. Look out for development updates on the library pages of Wolsey.

HE Library Forum Meeting All staff are invited to join us at a forum to discuss library services at UCS Ipswich.

Date: Monday 29th June, Time: 12.00 - 2.00 Place: W4.16 Lunch will be provided. Please let Deirdre Griffin or myself know if you intend to join us so that we can make arrangements for catering. You are also welcome to drop by for part of the meeting, if this is more convenient.

Inside this issue: CLA Scanning Licence




My Subject Library


Start pages


Feedback from the library survey




Database sessions and library induction



CLA scanning licence and Wolsey UCS has a licence with the Copyright Licence Agency (CLA) which permits us to scan sections from journals and books and make these available electronically on Wolsey.

In those instances the library can purchase a “copyright fee paid” version of the material. There are some restrictions including:

As part of the CLA agreement UCS has to keep a record of all items that have been scanned and made available on Wolsey (this situation would be the same for any institution with the licence and is not unique to UCS). The administration of the licence is part of the library remit, and your cooperation in following the guidelines and filling in the copyright form available on Wolsey under the Library and Study skills tab before you scan in material would be appreciated. What can I copy? You can: • •

Scan and post onto Wolsey no more that 5% of a book or one chapter, whichever is the greater.

No maps, charts, or printed tables.

No printed music.

Nothing that is already available to UCS students and staff through subscriptions to electronic databases – provide a link.

Nothing that is specifically excluded from the scheme - see the CLA website for excluded material

What happens once I have submitted the Copyright form? •

We will check to see that the material is legal, and e-mail you to confirm this.

If the material can’t legally be copied then we will let you know and where possible order a “copyright fee paid” copy for you to scan in, or purchase a copy of the book if it is still available.

We will also send you a cover form that should be used as a top sheet when you scan your material onto Wolsey. This confirms that the material falls within the CLA licence.

Scan and post onto Wolsey no more than 5% of a journal or serial or one article, whichever is greater.

This can be done as long as UCS owns the book or journal. Material kept in departments can only be copied if it has been purchased by UCS. If the material has not been purchased by UCS and is from a personal copy then the material can’t be copied.

The CLA has the right to inspect us at any time so, it is important that we follow their requirements.

E-News Coming Soon - WebFeat Federated Search Solution

Earlier in the year we had a trial of Webfeat. Webfeat enables cross-searching of one or more of our databases in a single search, offering considerable time saving when searching journals, websites and our own library catalogue. Look out for it on the e-resources page on Wolsey.

Single Sign on By late September we plan that once logged onto Wolsey, access to our databases will be automatic - this means that you won’t need to use your Athens username and password. This should help those who forget their Athens login!

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M y S ub jec t Li bra ry a nd S tar t Pa ges My Subject Library The My Subject Library link on Wolsey offers a single point of access to information and resources relevant to specific subject areas. As well as general information about the library the My Subject Library link includes links to a range of e-resources, including journal databases, e-books and websites. Students will also find information on Harvard referencing, helpsheets and the Study skills bank . The following areas have a My Subject Library link, •

Computer Games Design English Film and Media Studies Fine Art Graphic Design History Performing Arts Photography

over the summer, a new link will be created for Dance in the Community. You will find the link to My Subject Library by selecting the Library/Study Skills tab of Wolsey and clicking the My Subject Library tab on the left hand side of the screen. English have embedded the Subject Library link into their community page, if you would like the link to appear on your course community page, then please let me know and we can arrange for it to be added.

Start pages Netvibes subject start pages. Some of you may be familiar with Start Pages: for example, igoogle, Netvibes or Pageflakes. For those of you who aren’t, a start page enables RSS feeds, bookmarks and other material to be added to a page that can be accessed from the internet, the page is constantly updated via the feeds As an experiment I have set up a start page for Photography - link to this via the My Subject Library page for Photography. RSS feeds have been added from journal websites for journals that the library subscribes to: over the summer I hope to create start pages for other subject areas

Feedback from the Library Survey During April 2009, just over 350 students completed our online survey. We used the same questions that we have used in previous years as well as a number of additional ones. In order to assess what is important for our users we asked ‘What one thing would most improve the library?

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We also asked what students thought about the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) in the Waterfront building, this seems to be an area that students generally like to work in, they either loved or felt intimidated by the iMacs, but there were few complaints, one person said they felt the area was too quiet and that the décor didn’t make them want to work in there!

It came as no surprise that the most important thing for our users is to have more books in the library, 37% of responses cited this. We are working to improve this situation as best as we can with the resources available to us.

65% of those responding visit the library at least once a week and two thirds had used the Waterfront LRC. 88% were positive about library services and comments in the survey show that students appreciate the help they receive from library staff– 60% say that they always get the help they need.

The second most important issue is to improve accommodation with 12% suggesting this as the one major thing we could do. Many students seem to be surprised that there isn’t a library in the Waterfront building and that we are a short walk away. The library refurbishments that are due to start over the summer should help to improve our facilities and offer a more attractive working environment for our students. Other comments included changing opening hours to include weekend opening - 6%, and 5% requested longer loans.

Access to e-resources is also appreciated, although only 23% of respondents had used UEA e-resources and there seems to be some confusion about these resources. We asked students to indicate which three UEA databases they used the most four: of the six most commonly named are also subscribed to by UCS and one, Proquest, is not even accessible at all via UEA!

Books tock Over the past academic year just over £15,000 has beenspent by the library on books for subject areas in the Arts and Humanities. In addition, Suffolk Records Office kindly donated their back-set of publications and we also received a large bequest of local history books. New book lists can be viewed on Wolsey under the Ipswich tab of the Library/Study skills pages Library/Study Skills>Ipswich>Library Services at UCS Ipswich>New Books and DVDs You will also find a link on the Arts and Humanities Library Blog to LibraryThing showing recently catalogued books.

Course handbooks To help us make the most of the budget for 2009/10 it would be really useful if you could send me up-to-date copies of your course handbook. We can check our stock and make sure the books on your lists are available on the shelves, as well as advising you of any out-of-print or unavailable titles on your lists. The handbooks also help me to select relevant material to meet the needs of your courses. If you are unable to send the handbook then the module information and booklist is fine.

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Da ta base sess ions and li bra r y i nduc ti on 20 09 Library Preview sessions The Library will be running two taster sessions each day during Orientation week, these sessions will be held in the Waterfront building and are aimed at new students and will give a quick outline of library services. Keep a look out for the times of these sessions. Library Tours I am happy to show groups around the library - although please be aware that the refurbishment programme will be going on around the start of term. Database sessions To help your students get the most out of our growing collection of databases, I am now taking bookings for database training sessions for the new academic year. A good time for these sessions is during the time of their first assignment. Please contact me to book a library tour or database session. I am also available for one-to-one sessions if students require help on an individual basis.

Graphic design time-line

As part of the History of Modern Graphic Design module, level one Graphic Design students created a time-line in the library. The aim of the timeline was to chart the links between social and political history and the development of graphic design. The time-line was situated in the newspaper area of the library and ran from March through to mid- June and was a great success.

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The British Cartoon Archive The British Cartoon Archive has launched a new website providing access to 120,000 cartoon images from 250 leading cartoonists, including the artwork of Ralph Steadman, Martin Rowson and Steve Bell. Of particular interest is the section on local cartoonist Carl Giles. Eventually 15,000 items including his ‘Giles’ cartoons, artwork and correspondence will be uploaded onto the site and provide a comprehensive archive of his work. Access: Free Link:

Freeze Frame - Historic Polar Images The Scott Polar Institute at the University of Cambridge holds a significant number of photographs relating to polar exploration from the nineteenth century onwards. A two year Jisc-funded programme of digitisation has brought these photographs to a wider audience via the Freeze Frame website. The site includes the option to search and browse the photographic collection as well as offering information about expeditions, surviving in polar conditions, and the techniques developed and used by such polar photographers as Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley. Access: Free Link:

You can contact me - Sarah Robinson, Subject Liaison Librarian, Arts and Humanities Tel. 01473 296332 Please note that my number will soon be changing to 01473 338703 E-mail

Library News for Arts and Humanities at UCS  

A Library update for Arts and Humanities subject areas at UCS