About University of Aberdeen Library, Special Collections and Museums

University Library, Special Collections and Museums have so much to tell you about - our modern collections, our special collections and archives, and our museums. There is so much for the University community and general public to access and enjoy. Whether you work here, research, teach or study here, a visiting academic or member of the public - read this space for information about our collections, services, facilities and events.

Problems resolved

Previously reported difficulties (IHS databases, RefWorks export issues) have now been resolved.

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk

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Exporting to RefWorks – difficulties

Many users are experiencing difficulties today (Tuesday 2 February) exporting records into RefWorks from a range of databases. This is occurring at universities across the UK and the problem is under investigation by RefWorks. If at all possible we would suggest saving your search strategy or results by other means e.g. save to list, so that you can export to RefWorks later, once the difficulty has been resolved.

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk

UPDATE: Stock move – Floor 5

All the trolleys are gone! We’ve completed the stock move on Floor 5 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library in advance of the start of the teaching term as planned.

The History & Philosophy of Science sequence (books with the prefix Sc in the shelf mark) now appear directly after the Reference sequence (books with the prefix Ref in the shelf mark). Labelling on the ends of the shelves has been updated but if you have any difficulties finding relevant books please speak with Eleni or Vivien on Floor 5.

Eleni Papadakou (e.papadakou@abdn.ac.uk) & Vivien Logan (v.logan@abdn.ac.uk)

REMINDER:: Service Alert – Sunday 17 January – RefWorks and ProQuest databases

Access to RefWorks and ProQuest research databases including ABI/INFORM, EconLit, GeoRef, IBSS and LION will not be available 03:00 – 11:00 on Sunday 17 January due to upgrade work on the ProQuest platform. Users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk

INFO: Library – stock move (Floor 5)

As there are fewer students than normal in The Sir Duncan Rice Library at this time of the year we’re undertaking some book moves on Floor 5. Work will start on Thursday 7 January and will be finished well in advance of the start of term (Monday 18 January).

During the move a portion of the stock will be stored on trolleys on the floor. If you have any difficulties finding relevant books, or want to know more about what we’re doing (and why!), just speak with Eleni or Vivien on Floor 5.

Eleni Papadakou (e.papadakou@abdn.ac.uk) & Vivien Logan (v.logan@abdn.ac.uk)

Service Alert: ProQuest databases – Sunday 17 January

ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability. Work is scheduled to begin at 03:00 GMT on Sunday 17 January and will last for up to 8 hours.

During this time, access to ProQuest research databases including ABI/INFORM, EconLit, GeoRef, IBSS and LION will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance. Please note that RefWorks, the reference management tool, will also be unavailable during the upgrade window.

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused.

Susan McCourt, s.mccourt@abdn.ac.uk