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Archive for February, 2009

New e-journals from RSC

By Lisa K Flint, on 13 February 2009

UCL Library services has access to Metallomics and Integrative Biology, both available from the Royal Society of Chemistry. We have access for 2009 and 2010.

For more information, check out the e-journals pages.

If you are interested in subscribing to a new journal please contact me with more details.

Interested in archives? Darwin and others….

By Lisa K Flint, on 5 February 2009

This month the Archives Hub is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1892) and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of the Species, which explained his theory of natural selection and evolution.

The Hub highlights descriptions of the papers of Charles Darwin and fellow scientists and also links to many other web resources. UCL has its own exhibition in honour of Darwin located on the Main Library staircase. Our Special Collections department also has many items of interest to those interested in Darwin and his fellow scientists. Why not have a look?…

E-books project – your chance to take part!

By Lisa K Flint, on 3 February 2009

Jisc e-booksThe JISC national e-books observatory project currently provides staff and students with free access to a collection of electronic books via the MyiLibrary platform.  A full list of the books included in the project can be found at:http://www.jiscebooksproject.org/wp-content/full-list-of-e-books-oct-2007b.doc (medical titles are listed on last page). The aim of the project is to find out more about usage, promotion and purchasing of e-books in academic libraries. For more information on the project go to http://www.jiscebooksproject.org/ 

Staff and students are invited to take part in a focus group about the electronic books provided as part of this project. Participating students from around 14 institutions (including UCL) will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 6 prizes of £100. If you are a student or member of staff at UCL and would be interested in taking part in these focus groups please contact Kate Cheney (k.cheney@ucl.ac.uk) or leave a comment below including your email address.