Could you be a Library Champion?

We are looking for students to help us select and purchase our books!  But there’s a bit more to it than that of course…

We’d like our library champions to:

Contribute to the development of library collections and services

Listen to the views of other students and feed back to the library

Respond to student views on the availability of resources

Meet with the relevant Academic Liaison Librarian

Collate and communicate feedback on Library Services

Act as a sounding board for library proposals

Promote Library Services to your fellow students

Spend a small budget on library resources (minimum of £500)

In return for:

  • An opportunity to influence library decision-making
  • Transferable skills development in advocacy, negotiation, budgeting and promotion
  • Having a fast method of ordering library materials
  • A role to add to your CV
  • To feel empowered and valued by the University

We’ll work closely with you throughout the project, providing all materials and guidance.  And don’t worry about it interfering with your studies – although some time will be needed, we don’t want to detract from your work.

Interested?  Then please drop an email by 15th December to v.stevenson@ljmu.ac.uk to express your interest.

We look forward to working with you!

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British Standards – Access issues

We are currently experiencing off-campus access issues with British Standards, with  reports that some users are unable to access the service on-campus.

The issue has been reported to British Standards, but please try off-campus applications as an alternative access method

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Learn more about Law: Trial to Practical Law

Library Services has set up a trial to Practical Law which will run until Sunday 24th December.

The resource will only be available on-campus for the purposes of the trial.

Whether your interest is in construction law, family law, tax or property all areas of law are covered.

Have a look and let us know what you think

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500+ new Astronomy & Astrophysics ebooks from Cambridge University Press

Access over 500 new titles to read online or download for free.

Here are three examples to give a taste of what’s on offer:

Precision Cosmology : the first half million years (2017) follows developments in cosmology right up to the latest data analysis of big astronomical datasets.

Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Jeremiah Horrox (1859) gives an account of the life of one of Britain’s greatest astronomers and includes a translation of his major work, Venus in Sole Visa, a draft of the treatise on the transit of Venus which he correctly calculated and observed in 1639.

Alien life imagined (2012) tells the story of how our portrayal of extraterrestrial life has developed over the last two and a half thousand years.

Precision Cosmology       Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Jeremiah Horrox       Alien Life Imagined

Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via an authenticated link. Choose to download PDF, or send to Kindle, Google Drive or Dropbox.

When off campus look for an option to login with your LJMU username and password.

 

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Nursing Ebooks

Check out these NEW Nursing ebooks now available from LJMU Library!

Click on the cover image to go directly to the item via authenticated link.

Choose to download up to 10% of the book or read online.

        

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Digital Theatre + Trial

We are trialling Digital Theatre + until Monday 20th November.

This is a unique opportunity to trial a leading educational platform for English and the Performing Arts, providing access to 600+ theatre productions.

Access is easily available on-campus without logging in, or via Off-campus Applications

Let us have your feedback

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Take the Library Survey!

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Click here to take the library survey.

On Monday 13th November we’re launching our Library Survey.  We’re always striving to be the best we can be and to do that we want to know more about what really matters to our customers and where we can make things better.

This survey will ask you about several areas of library provision and for each one it will ask you to score them in three areas:

  • Minimum Service Level – what is the minimum level of service you would expect
  • Desired Service Level – what would you ideally like the level of service to be
  • Perceived Service Level – how do you think the library is performing at the moment

The results will be used to help us plan improvements to our services to better suit customer needs.

The Library Survey is open to students and staff alike and we’d like as many opinions as possible.   It should only take about five minutes to complete and there’s an option to enter a prize draw to win one of three £25 Amazon vouchers.

Help us be the best library we can be!

 

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Trial to Gale Reference Complete

We have set up a month-long trial to Gale Reference Complete. The trial will run till 13th December.

Millions of pages of primary source material, e-reference and journal articles are made available across the platform providing rich and relevant information to enhance your learning experience and research.

Let us know if you have any comments or queries.

 

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ISURV launches new look!

ISURV is a key resource for Built Environment RICS accredited undergraduate and post-graduate programmes: Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Real Estate, Construction Management and Project management.  This RICS resource is an important repository for industry practice documents such as contracts, codes of practice, specifications and related information.  ISURV has just launched a new, easy to use interface that allows you to navigate your way to the documents you wish to view and continues to offer both simple and advanced search options.

ISURV is available via our Databases A-Z page on the Electronic Library.  To access ISURV from off-campus you will need the username and password.  Please note that the username and password has recently changed so  make sure you have the latest login details to make the most of this resource.

 

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BoB Browser issues

We have been made aware of users experiencing problems using BoB (Box of Broadcasts). There are compatibility issues with some unsupported browsers and would recommend one of the following:

• Internet Explorer 11 (or later)
• Edge 12 (or later)
• Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
• Safari 8 (or later)
• Google Chrome 48 (or later)

If you experience difficulties on one browser, please try another.

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