Update on services and facilities at The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Wed 26 August 2015

Arrangements are now in place to bring in a power unit for The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) and, following testing, we expect the building to reopen on 31 August 2015.

In the meantime the Library Team has put in place the following arrangements:

Fetching Service for Items from the Collections

Please note:

  • There is now a daily fetching service retrieving items from TSDRL collections on Floors 1 to 7
  • Search for the item(s) you want and place an online request at http://primo.abdn.ac.uk:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do  – select Taylor Library as the Pickup Location
  • If you request an item before 12 noon it will be available for collection from Taylor Library from 3pm the same day
  • You will also be notified by e-mail when the item is available for collection

If you need help please contact Linda McIntyre: Tel. 01224 273824;
Email. l.mcintyre@abdn.ac.uk.

Enquiries

Enquiries are being dealt with as normal. Please email the Library at library@abdn.ac.uk or contact the Information Consultant for your subject area – details are available at https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/support/contacts/ic/ or Tel. 01224 27 3330.

Room Bookings for TSDRL Rooms

All bookings for the week of 24 August have been rescheduled to alternative locations. If you have a room booked you should already have been advised of this. As a contingency alternative locations for bookings in the week of 31 August are being sourced. If you have a booking during next week you will be contacted about it. If you need more information contact Emma Fowlie: Tel. 01224 273385; Email. e.fowlie@abdn.ac.uk.

Information Point at TSDRL

Library staff will be available at an Information Point on the Ground Floor of the The Sir Duncan Rice Library 09.00 – 17.00 each weekday until the Library re-opens to help direct readers to alternative locations for services. Please note – there will be no access to the building for users or visitors (see Fetching Service above for details of how to obtain books for loan).

Return of Items on Loan

You can return items to the Taylor Library (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/taylor/ ) or the Medical Library (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/med/ ) at Foresterhill. If you have any queries regarding returns or problems getting items back to us, please contact Linda McIntyre: Tel. 01224 273824; Email. l.mcintyre@abdn.ac.uk.

Inter Library Loans

Inter Library Loans are being administered from the Taylor Library while TSDRL is closed.  You can collect and return items at the Issue Desk there.  Queries can be directed to: Alyson Petrie: Tel.  01224 272601; Email. alyson.petrie@abdn.ac.uk.

Library Membership Queries

Library Memberships can still be issued or renewed at either Taylor Library or Medical Library. For any queries relating to these or ID card issues contact: Marion Blacklaw: Tel. 01224 273767; Email. m.blacklaw@abdn.ac.uk.

Fines

All fines for TSDRL loanable items incurred during the closure period will be waived.

Special Collections Centre and The Gallery

The Special Collections Centre and Ground Floor Gallery remain closed until further notice.

Nearby Classroom PC Facilities

For students needing access to Classroom PCs the nearest buildings with PC provisions are the Fraser Noble and Meston buildings. A full listings of computer classrooms available across campus is available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/it/student/class/where-pc.php .

Alternative Study Places

Many study places are available in either the Taylor Library or Medical Library. More details on study places across campus are available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/it/student/class/where-pc.php .

Printing, Binding and Reprographic Services

Thesis, dissertation and other binding and reprographic services will continue to run unaffected from the UniPrint office at 23 St Machar Drive (building no.3 on the map at    http://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/documents/OA-Campus-Map-2014.pdf ). Work previously submitted to the Print Shop in SDRL can be collected from the UniPrint office which is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Students should please print off your work from an MFD in Taylor Library or computing classroom before going to the UniPrint office.

Contact the UniPrint Reception: Tel. 01224 272825; Email uniprint@abdn.ac.uk

Business School Student Access to Datastream

The Datastream software has been installed temporarily on 3 PCs in the MacRobert Building (building 17 on the map at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/documents/OA-Campus-Map-2014.pdf), room 106 (first floor). Look out for ‘Datastream Enabled’ posters on the PCs.

Further News and Help

The News page on the Library, Special Collections and Museums website at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/ will be updated as required with announcements on services and facilities.

Please email the Library mailbox if you have any specific queries: library@abdn.ac.uk

Library Service
Tel. 01224 27 3330

MAINTENANCE: Web of Science on Sunday 14th June

Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing routine maintenance between 13.00 and 16.00 this Sunday 14th June 2015.

It is expected that there will be minimal interruption to users who are logged into Web of Science, InCites, ResearcherID, or EndNote Online during this time.

Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk
Information Consultant Law and Business

MAINTENANCE: Wiley Online Library

A scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library will take place on Saturday 7 March from 10.00am for up to 3 hours.

Wiley’s Customer Support Team apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law & Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

ScienceDirect books are mobile friendly!

sciencedirect_longDo you know that you can download one, selected, or all chapters from a book on ScienceDirect on to your computer or your mobile device? To find out how to do this follow the instructions on Elsevier’s Online Books Connect blog. 

The ScienceDirect site is mobile friendly too, so you can view full text online, or view/download chapters directly from the site via the browser on your mobile device. You can also download any HTML article or book chapter in Mobi (Kindle) or ePub format. This must be done on a computer and the files transferred to any eReader device that supports these file types. Instructions for ScienceDirect ePub and Mobi downloads are available online.

Access ScienceDirect via our electronic resources portal, Primo. Open the Find Databases link at the top of any Primo page and simply type ScienceDirect in the Name box. Use the link provided to navigate to the database.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk

MAINTENANCE: Emerald Insight on Friday 30 January 2015

Maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, is scheduled to take place on Friday 30 January 2015 between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour during this maintenance window. If you access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on emeraldgrouppublishing.com.

Emerald apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Elaine Shallcross
e.shallcross@abdn.ac.uk