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News and Announcements
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
Information Services has received updated information from BUFVC regarding the progress of their Box of Broadcasts (BoB) platform migration.
From Wednesday 31st August you will again be able to make clips from programmes and to compare playlists.
However, access to any clips and playlists will not be restored until Monday 12th September. At this point you will be able to import these from the old BoB system by merging your accounts. Detailed information on how to do this will be provided at this time.
Information Services wishes to apologise for the disruption this delay will cause.
Libraries unstaffed on Wednesday evening
Librraies will be open but unstaffed on Wednesday 31st August from 5.30pm. This is due to Network Drive disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
LibrarySearch – Upcoming changes
LibrarySearch is changing in preparation for a new interface coming in September.
Beginning of August – Single search box
The links for ‘Books & More’ and ‘Articles & More’ have disappeared from the front page of LibrarySearch, leaving a single search box. If you want to limit your search by type – just do this after you search. E.g. Click on Format > Books.
New-look search coming in September
The new interface will have a simpler, more intuitive search, including:
- Getting you to what you are searching for with fewer clicks – regardless of whether that is full-text online or the shelf mark of a book in a library.
- Easier access to citing, saving and favouriting items.
- Simple ways to refine your results.
- An improved mobile/tablet experience.
Changes to National Library of Scotland undergraduate access
From 1st July 2016 undergraduate students no longer need to complete an Undergraduate Referral Form. Additionally, undergraduate students will be given a General Reader ticket valid for 3 years.
Now there's just one new, easy to remember phone number for the Library
New Journal Deal - 2000+ Taylor and Francis titles
Following demand from academic staff across Schools, Information Services has now brokered a significant new deal for over 2000 Taylor and Francis journals.
New journal titles include:
Information Communication and Society
European Journal of Sport Science
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
Marine Biology Research
To see the entire selection of new journals go to Taylor and Francis Online
Alternatively, access Taylor and Francis Online via LibrarySearch>Databases. You may need to log in off campus. Once logged in, you will see the words 'Access provided by Edinburgh Napier University' and a green square next to the titles you have access to.
Box of Broadcasts: New platform launch 1/8/16
As a result of the platform change, you will not be able to access your saved clips and playlists until September. The first time you access the new platform, you will be prompted to re-register. Please use the same email address you used to register on the previous BoB platform as this will enable you to merge your accounts in September. Advice on how to do this will be provided once access to saved clips and playlists has been reinstated.
Digimap: don't lose your work!
The library move to Single Sign-On will impact on users' Digimap accounts. Once it has been implemented for Digimap, an email will be sent out to registered users and this page will be updated. If you are a current user, you will be prompted to re-register for a Digimap account the first time you log into Digimap after the switchover to Single Sign-On. Since your saved Digimap data is tied to your 'old account, it will not be possible to move saved maps over to your 'new' account. In order to allow dissertation students time to finish projects, and researchers time to complete work or export large data files, the old and new accounts will run side by side for a period of time. For further information, please contact Jane Haigh.
Box of Broadcasts - Online TV & Radio for Education
The University has subscribed to a major new service, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National, which gives students and staff access to over a million TV and radio recordings for educational purposes. See TV for Teaching.
Sage Research Methods Online
A great new resource for researchers or those teaching research methods, with full text of more than 800 ebooks, reference works, journal articles, and videos.
See Sage Research Methods Online.