Library PC classrooms – improvements coming…

Due to an IT and AV refurbishment, PC classrooms 1, 2 and 3 (Rooms 226, 227 and 230) on Floor 2 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be unavailable for use from Monday 23 July – mid-August. We apologise for the inconvenience, but the summer months are the only time when such work can take place. There are other PCs available around the Library, but to find a PC elsewhere on campus check out IT Services’ free PC app at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/mobile/free-pcs/. Please also note that the Taylor Library is open from 09:00 to 17:00 over the summer period. Taylor Library’s PC classroom is located on Level 2 of Block C.

For Business School students:

PCs with Bloomberg and DataStream software will be relocated during this period so that the software can continue to be accessed by students. For those using this software, please note the following:

Friday 20 July:

  • Until 13:30: all PCs are available for use in PC Classroom 3
  • At 13:30: 10 PCs will be relocated to Floor 3 – please note that there will be some disruption and noise during this relocation
  • 13 PCs will still be available in PC Classroom 3
  • Once the 10 PCs have been relocated and connected, they will be available on Floor 3
  • 13 PCs will remain available in PC Classroom 3
  • 1 Bloomberg PC is available in the Edward Wright building – EW S81/83

Saturday 21 July:

  • 13 PCs will still be available in PC Classroom 3 – 7 Bloomberg and 6 DataStream
  • 10 PCs will be available on Floor 3 – 8 Bloomberg and 2 DataStream
  • 1 Bloomberg PC is available in the Edward Wright building – EW S81/83

From Monday 23 July to mid-August:

  • 10 PCs will be available on Floor 3 – 8 Bloomberg and 2 DataStream
  • 1 Bloomberg PC is available in the Edward Wright building – EW S81/83
  • Those requiring access to Bloomberg and Datastream software will have priority access to the PCs relocated to Floor 3. If you have any queries on accessing them please speak with staff on Floors 1 or 4 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library.

From mid-August onwards:

PC Classroom 3 will be re-instated and the 10 PCs with Bloomberg and DataStream will be returned to this room. The additional Bloomberg PC will remain in Edward Wright EW S81/83.

 

Janet MacKay, j.i.mackay@abdn.ac.uk

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SORTED: Technical difficulties – Elsevier sites

The technical difficulties which caused outages on Elsevier sites yesterday (8 June) have now been resolved. You can access the Scopus database and ScienceDirect full-text sites as normal.

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

Technical difficulties – Elsevier sites – 8 June

Apologies – due to technical issues it is not possible to access Elsevier resources including the Scopus and ScienceDirect databases.

Message from Elsevier – “We are currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues and are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”

If you need to access a broad multi-disciplinary database during the outage period I would recommend using Web of Science.

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

Essential Work at The Sir Duncan Rice Library – w/c Monday 4 May

Advance notification: There may be some noise from the roof of The Sir Duncan Rice Library as Estates undertake some essential servicing of the Air Handling Units in the week beginning Monday 4 May.

We would like to make that the building is as comfortable as possible during this period of heavy use and apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause

Posted on behalf of Terry Forbes
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
University of Aberdeen
t.forbes@abdn.ac.uk

JoVE: mobile access now available

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Do you want to see how to conduct a particular Biological procedure rather than just read about it? If the answer to that is Yes then perhaps accessing our subscription to the Biology module within JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) would be of interest to you.

And to make it even more convenient to use two new mobile apps and a newly optimised version of the JoVE website have just been released enabling seamless access to content from any mobile device. You can now view JoVE videos (from the Biology module) on your iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple App Store or in Google Play.

If you are not using a mobile device you can link to JoVE from Primo as normal.

Important note: JoVE covers many topic areas however, for cost reasons, we subscribe only to articles within the Biology module (look for the articles coded B).

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