“Rebus:List” upgrade – notice for academic staff

The Library’s reading list software “Rebus:List” is being upgraded this summer to “KeyLinks”. What does this mean for academic staff?

  • From 22nd June access to Rebus:List will not be available
  • Your current reading lists, including notes and tags, will migrate across to the new system
  • New guidance materials will be created to help you use the new system
  • Reading list update sessions will be delivered to help you make the most of the new features
  • Provisional “Go Live” date is Monday 16th July, following a test period by Library staff. We will confirm the launch by email and social media

If you have any queries or concerns about the forthcoming upgrade please don’t hesitate to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or use the Helpdesk https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/library/about-ljmu-libraries/contact-us

If you want to find out more or have a sneak preview come and see us on the 5th Floor at the Teaching and Learning Conference!

 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) – Scheduled Maintenance

The Box of Broadcasts Service will be completely unavailable between 11th and 13th June 2018. Programmes broadcast during the down-time will be available retrospectively for most channels.

Taylor & Francis Online site maintenance

Some functionality on the Taylor & Francis platform will be unavailable between 4.30am and 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 May due to scheduled maintenance.

Search, browse and reading articles should still be available, but some of the more advanced functionality may not.

Taylor & Francis apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Resource Trial – Sage Knowledge Video

LJMU is trialling ‘Sage Knowledge Video‘ for these 3 subjects
for 12 months until April 2019:

Criminology & Criminal Justice
Psychology
Business & Management

sVid

Each collection includes a wide range of videos to support learning, teaching and research needs. Videos have searchable transcripts, custom clip creation and embedding.

Take a look at these academic and Evidence-Based video collections today. Read more ‘About Sage Knowledge Video‘ and browse full lists of titles and Instructor Manuals.

Access to Cite The Right

Access to Cite Them Right is currently only available by logging in with your LJMU username and password.

Search for Liverpool John Moores University, then enter your login details.

The publisher is aware of the issue and are working to restore automatic access on-campus, which is affecting us and other universities

Web of Science – available off-campus again

Web of Science is once again available off-campus by logging in with your LJMU username and password.

Please note: you may need to clear cookies and the cache of your browser due to previous failed accesses and any error pages that may be stored. Further information on clearing cookies and browser cache can be found at:

http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/faq/answers.html#Q6.4

Our Databases A-Z page will be updated to include the new link

New Trial: Independent World Cinema : Classic and Contemporary Film Collection

From today until 3/3/2018 students and staff can access a trial of a new collection of 376 films, Independent World Cinema.

The collection includes some of the most important films produced from the early 20th century to today. It turns the spotlight on three preeminent independent distributors—Milestone Films, Zeitgeist Films, and Oscilloscope. More than just a cinema studies collection, these films support subjects such as cultural history, psychology, gender studies, anthropology, theatre, African American studies, and more.

Some collection highlights:

Image result for la yuma movie     MURDER and murder Poster    People of the Wind Poster

La Yuma (2009) is the story of a girl from Managua, Nicaragua who dreams of becoming a boxer.

MURDER and murderer (1996) tells the story of two middle-aged women who become lovers and set up home together.

People Of The Wind (1976) is a documentary about the Babadi people of Southern Iran during their remarkable semi-annual migration across raging rivers and the Zagros Mountains.

Please give us your feedback on the collection, either via the comments below or through your Academic Liaison Librarian.

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!

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